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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430860/increased-brainstem-perfusion-but-no-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-during-attacks-of-migraine-with-aura
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Anders Hougaard, Faisal M Amin, Casper E Christensen, Samaira Younis, Frauke Wolfram, Stig P Cramer, Henrik B W Larsson, Messoud Ashina
The migraine aura is characterized by transient focal cortical disturbances causing dramatic neurological symptoms that are usually followed by migraine headache. It is currently not understood how the aura symptoms are related to the headache phase of migraine. Animal studies suggest that cortical spreading depression, the likely mechanism of migraine aura, causes disruption of the blood-brain barrier and noxious stimulation of trigeminal afferents leading to activation of brainstem nuclei and triggering of migraine headache...
April 18, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428190/in-vivo-detection-of-egfrviii-in-glioblastoma-via-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-signature-consistent-with-deep-peritumoral-infiltration-the-%C3%AF-index
#2
Spyridon Bakas, Hamed Akbari, Jared Pisapia, Maria Martinez-Lage, Martin Rozycki, Saima Rathore, Nadia Dahmane, Donald M O'Rourke, Christos Davatzikos
<br />The epidermal growth factor receptor variant III (EGFRvIII) mutation has been considered a driver mutation and therapeutic target in glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain cancer. Currently, detecting EGFRvIII requires postoperative tissue analyses, which are ex vivo and unable to capture the tumor's spatial heterogeneity. Considering the increasing evidence of in vivo imaging signatures capturing molecular characteristics of cancer, this study aims to detect EGFRvIII in primary glioblastoma non-invasively, using routine clinically-acquired imaging...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428179/adamts13-controls-vascular-remodeling-by-modifying-vwf-reactivity-during-stroke-recovery
#3
Haochen Xu, Yongliang Cao, Xing Yang, Ping Cai, Lijing Kang, Ximin Zhu, Haiyu Luo, Lu Lu, Lixiang Wei, Xiaofei Bai, Yuanbo Zhu, Bing-Qiao Zhao, Wenying Fan
Angiogenic response is essential for ischemic brain repair. However, the mechanisms leading to postischemic neovascularization have not been established, and no therapies have been identified. The VWF-cleaving protease ADAMTS13 is required for endothelial tube formation in vitro However, there is currently no in vivo evidence supporting a function of ADAMTS13 in angiogenesis. Here we show that mice deficient in ADAMTS13 exhibited significantly reduced neovascularization, brain capillary perfusion, pericyte and smooth muscle cell coverage on microvessels, expression of the tight junction and basement membrane proteins, and accelerated blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and extravascular deposits of serum proteins in the peri-infarct cortex at 14 days after stroke...
April 20, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424581/cerebral-pathology-and-cognition-in-diabetes-the-merits-of-multiparametric-neuroimaging
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REVIEW
Frank C G van Bussel, Walter H Backes, Paul A M Hofman, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Martin P J van Boxtel, Frans R J Verhey, Harry W M Steinbusch, Miranda T Schram, Coen D A Stehouwer, Joachim E Wildberger, Jacobus F A Jansen
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with accelerated cognitive decline and various cerebral abnormalities visible on MRI. The exact pathophysiological mechanisms underlying cognitive decline in diabetes still remain to be elucidated. In addition to conventional images, MRI offers a versatile set of novel contrasts, including blood perfusion, neuronal function, white matter microstructure, and metabolic function. These more-advanced multiparametric MRI contrasts and the pertaining parameters are able to reveal abnormalities in type 2 diabetes, which may be related to cognitive decline...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424292/loss-and-recovery-of-functional-connectivity-in-cultured-cortical-networks-exposed-to-hypoxia
#5
Joost le Feber, Niels Erkamp, Michel J A M van Putten, Jeannette Hofmeijer
In the core of a brain infarct, loss of neuronal function is followed by neuronal death within minutes. In an area surrounding the core (penumbra), some perfusion remains. Here, neurons initially remain structurally intact, but massive synaptic failure strongly reduces neural activity. Activity in the penumbra may eventually recover or further deteriorate towards massive cell death. Besides activity recovery, return of brain functioning requires restoration of connectivity. However, low activity has been shown to initiate compensatory mechanisms that affect network connectivity...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424054/an-unusual-delusion-of-duplication-in-a-patient-affected-by-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Paolo Solla, Gioia Mura, Antonino Cannas, Gianluca Floris, Davide Fonti, Gianni Orofino, Mauro Giovanni Carta, Francesco Marrosu
BACKGROUND: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most frequent diagnosis of progressive degenerative dementia in older people. Delusions are common features in DLB and, among them, Capgras syndrome represents the most frequent disturbance, characterized by the recurrent and transient belief that a familiar person, often a close family member or caregiver, has been replaced by an identical-looking imposter. However, other delusional conditions near to misidentification syndromes can occur in DLB patients and may represent a major psychiatric disorder, although rarely studied systematically...
April 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420470/-explore-objective-clinical-variables-for-detecting-delirium-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-case-control-study
#7
Xiaojiang Liu, Jie Lyu, Youzhong An
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case-control study is to explore clinical objective variables for diagnosing delirium of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: According to the method of prospective case-control study, critical adult postoperative patients who were transferred to ICU of Peking University People's Hospital from October 2015 to May 2016 and needed mechanical ventilation were included. After evaluating the Richmond agitation sedation scale score (RASS), the patients whose score were -2 or greater were sorted into two groups, delirium and non-delirium, according to the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419949/characteristics-of-seizure-induced-signal-changes-on-mri-in-patients-with-first-seizures
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Si Eun Kim, Byung In Lee, Kyong Jin Shin, Sam Yeol Ha, JinSe Park, Kang Min Park, Hyung Chan Kim, Joonwon Lee, Soo-Young Bae, Dongah Lee, Sung Eun Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive factors and identify the characteristics of the seizure-induced signal changes on MRI (SCM) in patients with first seizures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with first seizures from March 2010 to August 2014. The inclusion criteria for this study were patients with 1) first seizures, and 2) MRI and EEG performed within 24h of the first seizures. The definition of SCM was hyper-intensities in the brain not applying to cerebral arterial territories...
April 11, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418820/case-241-hemiparkinsonism-hemiatrophy-spect-with-99m-tc-trodat-1-and-muscle-mr-imaging-abnormalities
#9
Thiago Cardoso Vale, Flávia Cristina de Lima Pinto, José Luiz Pedroso, Marília Alves Dos Reis, Ilza Rosa Batista, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan, René Leandro Magalhães Rivero, Renato Adam Mendonça, Orlando G Barsottini
History A 43-year-old right-handed man presented with a history of progressive mild left-sided weakness and slowness of movements. Symptoms began 4 years earlier, and the patient noticed a progressive decline in his daily routine due to gait difficulties in the past year. There was no history of head trauma, surgery, drug therapy, smoking, or alcohol abuse, nor was there any relevant family history. Examination revealed normal cognition (29 of 30 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 27 of 30 points on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) and normal cerebellar, sensory, cranial nerve, and autonomic function...
May 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416842/-drainage-characteristic-of-the-brain-interstitial-fluid-detected-by-using-fluorescence-and-magnetic-tracer-method
#10
Y Zhao, Y Q Li, H Y Li, Y L Li, L X Liu, L Yuan, S J Zhang, H B Han
OBJECTIVE: Compare the results of molecular diffusion and mass flow in the interstitial space(ISS) displayed by using optical and magnetic probes and study partitioned drainage of the brain interstitial fluid (ISF). METHODS: In the study, 36 male SD rats were randomly divided into fluorescent inspection group (18), magnetic tracer group (18). Then they were divided equally into caudate nucleus (Cn), thalamus (T) and substantia nigra (Sn) subgroup, 6 rats in each subgroup...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413864/evaluation-of-intracranial-microvessel-visualization-in-mouse-and-dog-models-by-using-a-new-rotating-cerium-anode-x-ray-system
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Chiharu Tanaka, Toru Shizuma, Yoshiro Shinozaki, Kikue Todoroki, Yoshimori Ikeya, Naoto Fukuyama, Toshihiko Ueda, Hidezo Mori
OBJECTIVE: Lacunar stroke may be caused by infarction of small perforating branches of the middle cerebral artery. We developed a microangiographic X-ray system using a cerium anode to evaluate the perforating branches. METHODS: Iodine has K-edges at 33.2 kilo electron volts. Cerium yields a characteristic X-ray of 34.6 kilo electron volts, therefore, the cerium anode X-ray system could detect tiny amounts of contrast material. First, an X-ray chart was used to evaluate the resolution...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413495/perioperative-application-of-salvianolate-on-oxidative-stress-and-plasma-imd-adm2-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-pci
#12
Qiang Zhang, Fengjun Jiao, Chongjun Hua
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of salvianolate on perioperative oxidative stress and plasma Intermedin/adrenomedullin 2 (IMD/ADM2) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The clinical data of 108 patients with AMI treated by PCI were retrospectively analyzed. According to the use of salvianolate in perioperative period, the patients were divided into the study group (n=62) and the control group (n=46). The control group was given routine treatment while the study group was given routine treatment combined with intravenous infusion of salvianolate (200 mg administered once at 24 h before operation, once/day after operation, 1 week later, the curative effect was observed)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412828/magnetic-resonance-angiographic-study-of-anatomic-variations-of-the-circle-of-willis-in-a-population-in-tehran
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Bahman Jalali Kondori, Fateme Azemati, Sonia Dadseresht
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The circle of Willis, an anastomotic polygon at the base of the brain, forms an important collateral network to maintain cerebral blood perfusion. The aim of this study was to investigate different anatomic variations of the circle of Willis and their prevalence. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 525 healthy participants including 205 men and 320 women. The mean age of the patients was 51.5 years. Three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (3D-TOF MRA) technique was used...
April 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412443/separating-blood-and-water-perfusion-and-free-water-elimination-from-diffusion-mri-in-the-human-brain
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Anna S Rydhög, Filip Szczepankiewicz, Ronnie Wirestam, André Ahlgren, Carl-Fredrik Westin, Linda Knutsson, Ofer Pasternak
The assessment of the free water fraction in the brain provides important information about extracellular processes such as atrophy and neuroinflammation in various clinical conditions as well as in normal development and aging. Free water estimates from diffusion MRI are assumed to account for freely diffusing water molecules in the extracellular space, but may be biased by other pools of molecules in rapid random motion, such as the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) of blood, where water molecules perfuse in the randomly oriented capillary network...
April 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412316/differentiating-stroke-and-seizure-in-acute-setting-perfusion-computed-tomography
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Katarzyna Kubiak-Balcerewicz, Urszula Fiszer, Ewa Nagańska, Cezary Siemianowski, Aleksander Sobieszek, Agnieszka Witak-Grzybowska, Aldona Kosińska-Szot
BACKGROUND: Perfusion computed tomography (PCT) is part of acute stroke protocol in many hospitals; however, its clinical utility is still being disputed. Beyond its use in core and penumbra estimation, there is also a question about PCT role in stroke mimics diagnosis. Case series or small, retrospective studies showed equivocal results. This is the first published prospective, comparative study on PCT in differentiating stroke and seizure in acute setting. METHODS: Patients with acute focal neurologic deficits and without acute ischemic lesions on routine CT underwent PCT and electroencephalography (EEG) within 12 hours after symptom onset...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412296/impact-of-higher-order-heme-degradation-products-on-hepatic-function-and-hemodynamics
#16
Raphael A Seidel, Thierry Claudel, Franziska A Schleser, Navin K Ojha, Matthias Westerhausen, Sandor Nietzsche, Christoph Sponholz, Frans Cuperus, Sina M Coldewey, Stefan H Heinemann, Georg Pohnert, Michael Trauner, Michael Bauer
BACKGROUND& AIMS: While, traditionally, biliverdin and bilirubin are considered end products of heme catabolism, there is evidence for further degradation to diverse bioactive products. As such, Z-BOX A and Z-BOX B arise upon oxidation with unknown implications for hepatocellular function and integrity. We studied the impact of Z-BOX A and B on hepatic functions and explored their alterations in health and cholestatic conditions. METHODS: Functional implications and mechanisms were investigated in rats, hepatocytic HepG2 and HepaRG cells, human immortalized hepatocytes, and isolated perfused livers...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409252/pediatric-brain-mri-part-2-advanced-techniques
#17
REVIEW
Mai-Lan Ho, Norbert G Campeau, Thang D Ngo, Unni K Udayasankar, Kirk M Welker
Pediatric neuroimaging is a complex and specialized field that uses magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as the workhorse for diagnosis. MR protocols should be tailored to the specific indication and reviewed by the supervising radiologist in real time. Targeted advanced imaging sequences can be added to provide information regarding tissue microstructure, perfusion, metabolism and function. In part 2 of this review, we highlight the utility of advanced imaging techniques for superior evaluation of pediatric neurologic disease...
May 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408299/ovarian-hormones-modify-anxiety-behavior-and-glucocorticoid-receptors-after-chronic-social-isolation-stress
#18
Dinah L Ramos-Ortolaza, Raura J Doreste-Mendez, John K Alvarado-Torres, Annelyn Torres-Reveron
Chronic social isolation could lead to a disruption in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in anxiety and depressive-like behaviors but cycling estrogens could modify these behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine if changes in ovarian hormones during the normal cycle could interact with social isolation to alter anxiety and depressive-like behaviors. In parallel, we examined the expression of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and synaptic vesicle protein synaptophysin in the hippocampus and hypothalamus of Sprague Dawley normal cycling female rats...
April 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407792/treatment-of-post-anesthesia-dementia-with-perispinal-etanercept-injection-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-a-case-report
#19
Steve Best, Dan G Pavel
BACKGROUND: We report on the first case of successful treatment for post-anesthesia dementia with perispinal etanercept injection combined with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 77-year-old Caucasian man of Mexican ethnicity who presented to our clinic 4.5 years after a knee replacement surgery. Immediately post-surgery, the patient began to show dramatic cognitive, physical, and emotional impairment compared with his presurgical state; these symptoms were still present when he arrived at our clinic...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405590/therapeutic-potential-of-igf-i-on-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-function-during-aging
#20
Gustavo R Morel, Micaela López León, Maia Uriarte, Paula C Reggiani, Rodolfo G Goya
In rats, learning and memory performance decline during normal aging, which is paralleled by a severe reduction of the levels of neurogenesis in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG). A promising therapeutic strategy to restore neurogenesis in the hippocampus of old rats and their spatial memory involves the use of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I). The peptide exerts pleiotropic effects in the brain, regulating multiple cellular processes. Thus, 4-week intracerebroventricular (ICV) perfusion of IGF-I significantly restored spatial memory and hippocampal neurogenesis in old male rats...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
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