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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889992/astrocytic-expression-of-the-cxcl12-receptor-cxcr7-ackr3-is-a-hallmark-of-the-diseased-but-not-developing-cns
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Malte Puchert, Fabian Pelkner, Gregor Stein, Doychin N Angelov, Johannes Boltze, Daniel-Christoph Wagner, Francesca Odoardi, Alexander Flügel, Wolfgang J Streit, Jürgen Engele
Based on our previous demonstration of CXCR7 as the major mediator of CXCL12 signaling in cultured astrocytes, we have now compared astrocytic expression of the CXCL12 receptors, CXCR7 and CXCR4, during CNS development and disease. In addition, we asked whether disease-associated conditions/factors affect expression of CXCL12 receptors in astrocytes. In the late embryonic rat brain, CXCR7(+)/GFAP(+) cells were restricted to the ventricular/subventricular zone while CXCR4 was widely absent from GFAP-positive cells...
September 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880879/lotus-overexpression-accelerates-neuronal-plasticity-after-focal-brain-ischemia-in-mice
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Hajime Takase, Yuji Kurihara, Taka-Akira Yokoyama, Nobutaka Kawahara, Kohtaro Takei
Nogo receptor-1 (NgR1) and its ligands inhibit neuronal plasticity and limit functional recovery after brain damage such as ischemic stroke. We have previously shown that lateral olfactory tract usher substance (LOTUS) antagonizes NgR1-mediated signaling. Here, we investigated whether LOTUS enhances neuronal plasticity and functional recovery after brain focal ischemia in adult mice. Focal ischemic infarcts were induced in wild-type and LOTUS-overexpressing transgenic mice via middle cerebral artery occlusion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880140/-diving-accident-induced-arterial-gas-embolism
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P D Nijk, T P van Rees Vellinga, J M van Lieshout, M I Gaakeer
BACKGROUND: During scuba diving, nitrogen dissolves into the body tissues due to elevated pressure under water. During a sudden drop in pressure due to a rapid return to the water surface, arterial gas embolism can arise from pulmonary barotrauma. In a later phase, nitrogen bubbles can also arise in the venous circulation (decompression sickness). Arterial bubbles can incur vascular damage, obstruction, hypoxia and infarction. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old healthy sport diver presented at the emergency department in a hypovolemic shock with progressive paresis of all the extremities...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874089/outcome-of-surgeon-modified-fenestrated-branched-stent-grafts-for-symptomatic-complex-aortic-pathologies-or-contained-rupture
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Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Franziska Heidemann, Fiona Rohlffs, Holger Diener, Sabine Wipper, E Sebastian Debus, Tilo Kölbel
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcome of surgeon-modified fenestrated and branched stent-grafts (sm-FBSG) in high-risk patients with symptomatic complex aortic pathology or contained rupture. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was conducted of 21 consecutive patients (mean age 70 years, range 58-87; 16 men) treated with a sm-FBSG from April 2014 to September 2016. The indications included 11 thoracoabdominal and 10 pararenal aortic pathologies, which presented as symptomatic in 8 and as contained rupture in 13 patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818303/nkcc1-chloride-importer-antagonists-attenuate-many-neurological-and-psychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Yehezkel Ben-Ari
In physiological conditions, adult neurons have low intracellular Cl(-) [(Cl(-))I] levels underlying the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic inhibitory drive. In contrast, neurons have high (Cl(-))I levels and excitatory GABA actions in a wide range of pathological conditions including spinal cord lesions, chronic pain, brain trauma, cerebrovascular infarcts, autism, Rett and Down syndrome, various types of epilepsies, and other genetic or environmental insults. The diuretic highly specific NKCC1 chloride importer antagonist bumetanide (PubChem CID: 2461) efficiently restores low (Cl(-))I levels and attenuates many disorders in experimental conditions and in some clinical trials...
August 14, 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803513/mechanisms-of-unexpected-death-and-autopsy-findings-in-friedreich-ataxia
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Roger W Byard, John D Gilbert
A 36-year-old woman with a clinical history of Friedreich ataxia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was found unexpectedly dead at her home. The heart showed asymmetric left ventricular hypertrophy, with an interventricular septal thickness of 20-25 mm (the remainder of the left ventricular wall measured 15 mm). Histologically, both ventricles had irregular areas of marked myocyte hypertrophy with associated interstitial fibrosis and focal myofibre disarray. There was neuronal loss within the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum, with vacuolation and axonal loss in the dorsal columns and spinocerebellar tracts of the upper cervical spinal cord...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758117/neurocardiology-cardiovascular-changes-and-specific-brain-region-infarcts
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REVIEW
Rongjun Zou, Wanting Shi, Jun Tao, Hongmu Li, Xifeng Lin, Songran Yang, Ping Hua
There are complex and dynamic reflex control networks between the heart and the brain, including cardiac and intrathoracic ganglia, spinal cord, brainstem, and central nucleus. Recent literature based on animal model and clinical trials indicates a close link between cardiac function and nervous systems. It is noteworthy that the autonomic nervous-based therapeutics has shown great potential in the management of atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia, and myocardial remodeling. However, the potential mechanisms of postoperative brain injury and cardiovascular changes, particularly heart rate variability and the presence of arrhythmias, are not understood...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754163/choroid-plexus-cerebrospinal-fluid-route-for-monocyte-derived-macrophages-after-stroke
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Ruimin Ge, Daniel Tornero, Masao Hirota, Emanuela Monni, Cecilia Laterza, Olle Lindvall, Zaal Kokaia
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus (CP) supports the entry of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) to the central nervous system in animal models of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and Alzheimer's disease. Whether the CP is involved in the recruitment of MDMs to the injured brain after ischemic stroke is unknown. METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to focal cortical ischemia by permanent occlusion of the distal branch of the right middle cerebral artery...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740568/methane-suppresses-microglial-activation-related-to-oxidative-inflammatory-and-apoptotic-injury-during-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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WeiHeng Wang, Xiaodong Huang, Jian Li, Aijun Sun, Jiangming Yu, Ning Xie, YanHai Xi, Xiaojian Ye
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the hypothesis that methane-rich saline (MS) can be used to repair spinal cord injury (SCI) in a rat model through suppressing microglial activation related to oxidative, inflammatory, and apoptotic injury. METHODS: MS was injected intraperitoneally in rats after SCI. Hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining, oxidative stress, inflammatory parameters, and cell apoptosis were detected 72 h after SCI to determine the optimal dose. Then, we investigated the protective mechanisms and the long-term effects of MS on SCI...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718588/-spinal-injection-risks-and-side-effects
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Evangelia Passia, Stéphane Genevay
The efficacy of spinal injection for chronic spinal pain is dubious for most conditions. They are however frequently prescribed. Side effects are poorly reported in the literature. In addition to benign and transient problems, serious and lethal side effects have been reported due to infection, hematoma or central and spinal cord infarctions which could be related to intravascular injection of corticoids. Although their frequency is excessively low, they should be discussed with every patient before prescription and should be mentioned in the consent form...
March 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717781/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-ischemic-heart-disease
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Dae Won Lee, Yoon Hee Choi
Spinal cord infarction is a rare condition and is easily misdiagnosed owing to its initial non-specific manifestation. We report a case of a 77-year-old man who presented with chest pain and upper back pain initially, and was misdiagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Four hours after admission, he complained of numbness in his entire left leg below the knee, with rapid deterioration of neurological symptoms. After 9 hours, loss of sensation progressed up to the T4 dermatome, strength of both lower extremities deteriorated to grade 0, and decrease in anal tone and deep tendon reflex was observed...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702119/a-population-based-study-of-the-incidence-of-acute-spinal-cord-infarction
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Adnan I Qureshi, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, M Fareed K Suri
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of reliable data regarding incidence of acute spinal cord infarction in population-based studies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of acute spinal cord infarction using a population-based design. METHODS: Medical records and neuroimaging data of all patients with acute spinal cord infarction from Stearns and Benton Counties, Minnesota, between January 1, 2010 and May 31, 2014 were reviewed. Patients with a first-time diagnosis of spinal cord infarction were categorized as primary or secondary depending upon underlying etiology identified...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690873/spinal-cord-infarction-in-a-sick-neonate-from-predominant-haemorrhagic-aetiology-a-case-report
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Richa Kulshrestha, Joy R Chowdhury, Radhesh K Lalam, Nigel T Kiely
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injuries in new born infants following a traumatic delivery or umbilical cord catheterisation due to thromboembolism are well known. Cases with atraumatic acute onset of neonatal paraplegia have also been described in preterm babies or babies born small for gestational age with a stormy postnatal course related to ischaemic aetiology. We describe a rare case of infarction of the spinal cord from a predominant haemorrhagic aetiology. CASE PRESENTATION: A term female baby, first child of unrelated parents, was born by normal vaginal delivery...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688063/spinal-cord-infarcts-risk-factors-management-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
Deena M Nasr, Alejandro Rabinstein
There are no standard guidelines for treatment of spinal cord ischemia due to how rare it is and the diverse etiology and presentations involved. In addition, to date, there have been no large clinical trials examining ideal pharmacologic treatment options for spinal cord infarct. In our practice, we rely on hemodynamic augmentation initiated as soon as possible. Otherwise, treatment is usually geared towards the etiology of spinal cord ischemia. For instance, spinal cord ischemia occurring after aortic aneurysmal repair may improve with CSF drainage through a lumbar catheter in the periprocedural setting...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667382/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-features-in-acute-and-subacute-myelopathies
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REVIEW
Stefan Weidauer, Marlies Wagner, Michael Nichtweiß
Differential diagnosis of acute and subacute transverse myelopathy includes inflammatory, infectious, vascular, metabolic and paraneoplastic etiologies. Information on the diagnostic approach to transverse myelopathy with regard to daily clinical practice is provided. The differentiation between five lesion patterns on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in myelitis may be helpful: (1) longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis, (2) short segment ovoid or peripherally located, (3) "polio-like", (4) granulomatous and (5) segmental with rash...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655811/rates-of-spinal-cord-infarction-after-repair-of-aortic-aneurysm-or-dissection
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Gino Gialdini, Neal S Parikh, Abhinaba Chatterjee, Michael P Lerario, Hooman Kamel, Darren B Schneider, Babak B Navi, Santosh B Murthy, Costantino Iadecola, Alexander E Merkler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The rate of spinal cord infarction (SCI) after surgical or endovascular repair of an aortic aneurysm or dissection is unclear. METHODS: Using administrative claims data, we identified adult patients discharged from nonfederal acute care hospitals in California, New York, and Florida who underwent surgical or endovascular repair of an aortic aneurysm or dissection between 2005 and 2013. Patients with SCI diagnosed before the aortic repair were excluded...
August 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648010/-experience-of-sun-s-procedure-for-chronic-type-b-dissection-with-aortic-arch-involvement
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R D Qi, J M Zhu, L Chen, C N Li, Z Y Qiao, L J Cheng, Y P Ge, H O Hu, Y Xia, X Y Xing, T Zheng, Y M Liu, L Z Sun
Objective: To study the surgical treatment of chronic type B dissection with aortic arch involvement using Sun's procedure. Methods: Between February 2009 and December 2015, 29 patients [20 males, 9 females, with a mean age of (41±12) years, range 24-64 years] with type B dissection with aortic arch involvement underwent Sun's procedure. Sixteen patient had a history of hypertension. Marfan syndrome was observed in 9 cases, coronary artery disease in 3 cases, mitral regurgitation in 3 patients, cerebrovascular disease in one patient...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605426/biomarkers-of-cerebral-injury-and-inflammation-in-pediatric-tuberculous-meningitis
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Ursula K Rohlwink, Katya Mauff, Katalin A Wilkinson, Nico Enslin, Emmanuel Wegoye, Robert J Wilkinson, Anthony A Figaji
Background: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) leads to death or disability in half the affected individuals. Tools to assess severity and predict outcome are lacking. Neuro-specific biomarkers could serve as markers of the severity and evolution of brain injury, but have not been widely explored in TBM. We examined biomarkers of neurological injury (neuromarkers) and inflammation in pediatric TBM and their association with outcome. Methods: Blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children with TBM and hydrocephalus taken on admission and over 3 weeks were analysed for neuromarkers S100B, neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and multiple inflammatory markers...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596039/assessment-of-aortic-wall-thrombus-predicts-outcomes-of-endovascular-repair-of-complex-aortic-aneurysms-using-fenestrated-and-branched-endografts
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Mauricio Ribeiro, Gustavo S Oderich, Thanila Macedo, Terri J Vrtiska, Jan Hofer, Julia Chini, Bernardo Mendes, Stephen Cha
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the correlation between atherothrombotic aortic wall thrombus (AWT) and clinical outcomes in patients treated by fenestrated-branched endovascular aortic repair (F-BEVAR) and present a new classification system for assessment of AWT burden. METHODS: The clinical data of 301 patients treated for pararenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by F-BEVAR was reviewed. The study excluded 89 patients with extent I to III TAAA because of extensive laminated thrombus within the aneurysm sac...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578817/childhood-idiopathic-spinal-cord-infarction-description-of-7-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Claire Bar, Emmanuel Cheuret, Pierre Bessou, Jean-Michel Pedespan
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical course, neuroimaging findings and functional outcome of idiopathic spinal cord infarction (SCI) in adolescents. METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive analyses of seven patients with idiopathic SCI and 50 additional cases from the literature were included. Data collected concerned clinical presentation, MRI findings, initial diagnosis, treatments and functional outcome at the last medical visit. RESULTS: Mean age at presentation was 13...
May 31, 2017: Brain & Development
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