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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239781/validation-of-the-promis-%C3%A2-measures-of-self-efficacy-for-managing-chronic-conditions
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Ann L Gruber-Baldini, Craig Velozo, Sergio Romero, Lisa M Shulman
PURPOSE: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System(®) (PROMIS(®)) was designed to develop, validate, and standardize item banks to measure key domains of physical, mental, and social health in chronic conditions. This paper reports the calibration and validation testing of the PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions measures. METHODS: PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions item banks comprise five domains, Self-Efficacy for Managing: Daily Activities, Symptoms, Medications and Treatments, Emotions, and Social Interactions...
February 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239667/disregard-of-neurological-impairments-associated-with-neglected-tropical-diseases-in-africa
#2
Emmanuel Quansah, Esther Sarpong, Thomas K Karikari
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect people in the bottom billion poorest in the world. These diseases are concentrated in rural areas, conflict zones and urban slums in Africa and other tropical areas. While the World Health Organization recognizes seventeen priority NTDs, the list of conditions present in Africa and elsewhere that are eligible to be classified as NTDs is much longer. Although NTDs are generally marginalized, their associated neurological burden has been almost completely disregarded...
June 2016: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239054/critical-care-management-focused-on-optimizing-brain-function-after-cardiac-arrest
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Ryuta Nakashima, Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Tomoya Okazaki, Satoshi Egawa, Akihiko Inoue, Ryutaro Seo, Nobuhiro Inagaki, Yasuhiro Kuroda
The discussion of neurocritical care management in post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) has generally focused on target values used for targeted temperature management (TTM). There has been less attention paid to target values for systemic and cerebral parameters to minimize secondary brain damage in PCAS. And the neurologic indications for TTM to produce a favorable neurologic outcome remain to be determined. Critical care management of PCAS patients is fundamental and essential for both cardiologists and general intensivists to improve neurologic outcome, because definitive therapy of PCAS includes both special management of the cause of cardiac arrest, such as coronary intervention to ischemic heart disease, and intensive management of the results of cardiac arrest, such as ventilation strategies to avoid brain ischemia...
February 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237144/retrospective-analysis-of-translaminar-demographic-and-physiologic-parameters-in-relation-to-papilledema-severity
#4
David Fleischman, Jennifer T Perry, R Rand Allingham, Sandra S Stinnett, Gita M Fleischman, Syndee J Givre, David A Chesnutt
OBJECTIVE: Some case reports suggest that the translaminar pressure difference is important in cases of papilledema. The purpose of this study was to determine ocular, physiologic, and demographic factors associated with papilledema severity. DESIGN: Retrospective, blinded study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who had undergone a diagnostic lumbar puncture and had a diagnosis of papilledema in conjunction with idiopathic intracranial hypertension between 2004 and 2012 were included in the study...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236616/nuclear-factor-kb-and-inhibitor-of-kb-acupuncture-protection-against-acute-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-rodents
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Wei Huang, Zhongyu Zhou, Bijiang Wan, Guang Chen, Jia Li
Context • Acute, focal, cerebral ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Acupuncture is an emerging alternative therapy for treatment of acute brain ischemia. Nevertheless, the precise mechanism underlying the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture has not been elucidated. Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and nuclear factor of κ light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cell inhibitor alpha (IκB-α) are involved in cerebral inflammation. However, the involvement of NF-κB and IκB-α in the protective effects of acupuncture on ischemic tolerance remains unknown...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235515/case-report-neuromuscular-block-induced-by-rocuronium-following-sugammadex-administration
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Tugba Askin, Suheyla Unver, Deniz Oguz, Kubra Kutay
We present a case in which rocuronium was applied for muscle relaxation following the administration of sugammadex. An emergency surgery under general anesthesia was planned for a 43-year-old male patient due to an L1 vertebral corpus and right tibia-fibula shaft fracture. Anesthesia was induced with fentanyl, propofol and lidocaine. After applying only 30mg of the total induction dose of rocuronium, it was learned that the neurological examination should be controlled again from the surgeon because of the controversial of the neurological deficit...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229170/molecular-insight-of-arsenic-induced-carcinogenesis-and-its-prevention
#7
REVIEW
Paramita Mandal
Population of India and Bangladesh and many other parts of the world are badly exposed to arsenic through drinking water. Due to non-availability of safe drinking water, they are dependent on arsenic-contaminated water. Generally, poverty level is high in those areas with lack of proper nutrition. Arsenic is considered to be an environmental contaminant and widely distributed in the environment due to its natural existence and anthropogenic applications. Contamination of arsenic in both human and animal could occur through air, soil, and other sources...
February 22, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228431/right-upper-quadrant-abdominal-pain-as-the-initial-presentation-of-polyarteritis-nodosa
#8
Ricardo Gago, Lee Ming Shum, Luis M Vilá
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotising vasculitis that involves medium and small vessels. PAN generally presents with constitutional, cutaneous, neurological, renal and gastrointestinal manifestations. However, PAN initially involving a single organ/system is uncommon. Here, we present a 42-year-old man who was hospitalised because of severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain that started 2 months before. Physical examination was remarkable for right upper quadrant abdominal tenderness. Abdominopelvic CT showed lymphadenopathy but no hepatic, gallbladder, pancreatic, intestinal or renal abnormalities...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226853/generalized-binary-noise-stimulation-enables-time-efficient-identification-of-input-output-brain-network-dynamics
#9
Yuxiao Yang, Maryam M Shanechi, Yuxiao Yang, Maryam M Shanechi, Yuxiao Yang, Maryam M Shanechi
Identification of input-output (IO) dynamics of brain networks in response to electrical stimulation is essential for devising closed-loop therapies for neurological disorders such as major depression. A critical component for accurate IO identification is the stimulation input design. The time available for open-loop stimulation to perform system identification is typically limited. While our prior design of a binary noise (BN) modulated input pattern satisfies the requirements for optimal identification and clinical safety, it does not incorporate any prior information about the underlying network...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226792/steady-state-visual-evoked-potential-based-brain-computer-interface-for-cognitive-assessment
#10
Nicolai Westergren, Rasmus L Bendtsen, Troels W Kjaer, Carsten E Thomsen, S Puthusserypady, Helge B D Sorensen, Nicolai Westergren, Rasmus L Bendtsen, Troels W Kjaer, Carsten E Thomsen, S Puthusserypady, Helge B D Sorensen, Troels W Kjaer, Nicolai Westergren, Carsten E Thomsen, Helge B D Sorensen, Rasmus L Bendtsen, S Puthusserypady
Cognitive assessment is of growing importance, with the general population getting older and a rapidly growing incidence of dementia, which is a major public health issue. Treatment of dementia must, to be most effective, start early in the disease process. Thus, early detection of cognitive decline is important. Cognitive decline may be detected using fully-automated computerized assessment. Such systems will provide inexpensive and widely available screenings of cognitive ability. The aim of this pilot study is to develop a real time steady state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) based brain-computer interface (BCI) for neurological cognitive assessment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226666/optimal-causal-filtering-for-1-f-%C3%AE-type-noise-in-single-electrode-eeg-signals
#11
Alan Paris, George Atia, Azadeh Vosoughi, Stephen A Berman, Alan Paris, George Atia, Azadeh Vosoughi, Stephen A Berman, Alan Paris, Azadeh Vosoughi, Stephen A Berman, George Atia
Understanding the mode of generation and the statistical structure of neurological noise is one of the central problems of biomedical signal processing. We have developed a broad class of abstract biological noise sources we call hidden simplicial tissues. In the simplest cases, such tissue emits what we have named generalized van der Ziel-McWhorter (GVZM) noise which has a roughly 1/f(α) spectral roll-off. Our previous work focused on the statistical structure of GVZM frequency spectra. However, causality of processing operations (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225726/computer-assisted-retinal-vessel-tortuosity-evaluation-in-novel-mutation-fabry-disease-towards-new-prognostic-markers
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Irene San Román, María-Elena Rodríguez, Orsola Caporossi, Claudia Zoppetti, Andrea Sodi, Alessandro Mecocci, David López, Beatriz Rodríguez, Juan-Ramón Gimeno
PURPOSE: Fabry disease is a rare lysosomal storage disorder with systemic involvement. The authors report on a large Fabry family with GLA p.M187R mutation and exhaustive ophthalmologic assessment. METHODS: Comprehensive systemic evaluation and genetic diagnosis were performed. Ophthalmologic evaluation included intraocular pressure/visual acuity measurement, refractometry, slit lamp examination, retinography, and optical coherence tomography. Three parameters quantified retinal vessel tortuosity: sum of angle metrics, product of angle distance, and triangular index...
March 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225471/neuroanesthesiology-update
#13
Jeffrey J Pasternak, William L Lanier
We reviewed manuscripts published in 2016 that are related to the care of neurosurgical patients or the perioperative care of patients with neurological diseases. We address the broad categories of general neurosurgery and neuroanesthesiology, anesthetic neurotoxicity and neuroprotection, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and nervous system monitoring.
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223982/mouse-model-of-neurological-complications-resulting-from-encephalitic-alphavirus-infection
#14
Shannon E Ronca, Jeanon Smith, Takaaki Koma, Magda M Miller, Nadezhda Yun, Kelly T Dineley, Slobodan Paessler
Long-term neurological complications, termed sequelae, can result from viral encephalitis, which are not well understood. In human survivors, alphavirus encephalitis can cause severe neurobehavioral changes, in the most extreme cases, a schizophrenic-like syndrome. In the present study, we aimed to adapt an animal model of alphavirus infection survival to study the development of these long-term neurological complications. Upon low-dose infection of wild-type C57B/6 mice, asymptomatic and symptomatic groups were established and compared to mock-infected mice to measure general health and baseline neurological function, including the acoustic startle response and prepulse inhibition paradigm...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223750/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-blocker-induced-erythrodermic-sarcoidosis-in-with-juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Su-Kyung Park, Pyung-Han Hwang, Seok-Kweon Yun, Han-Uk Kim, Jin Park
The development of cutaneous sarcoidosis as a paradoxical adverse event of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) blockers has been reported in the literature; however, an erythrodermic form of cutaneous sarcoidosis during anti-TNF-α therapy has not yet been reported. Herein, we report the first case of an erythrodermic form of cutaneous sarcoidosis during anti-TNF-α therapy and review previous studies of cutaneous sarcoidosis. A 6-year-old Korean girl who had been suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis presented with generalized erythematous skin eruption involving more than about 90% of her body surface area...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220263/characterization-and-outcome-of-41-patients-with-beta-ketothiolase-deficiency-10%C3%A2-years-experience-of-a-medical-center-in-northern-vietnam
#16
Khanh Ngoc Nguyen, Elsayed Abdelkreem, Roberto Colombo, Yuki Hasegawa, Ngoc Thi Bich Can, Thao Phuong Bui, Hai Thanh Le, Mai Thi Chi Tran, Hoan Thi Nguyen, Hung Thanh Trinh, Yuka Aoyama, Hideo Sasai, Seiji Yamaguchi, Toshiyuki Fukao, Dung Chi Vu
Beta-ketothiolase (T2) deficiency is an inherited disease of isoleucine and ketone body metabolism caused by mutations in the ACAT1 gene. Between 2005 and 2016, a total of 41 patients with T2 deficiency were identified at a medical center in northern Vietnam, with an estimated incidence of one in 190,000 newborns. Most patients manifested ketoacidotic episodes of varying severity between 6 and 18 months of age. Remarkably, 28% of patients showed high blood glucose levels (up to 23.3 mmol/L). Ketoacidotic episodes recurred in 43% of patients...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220079/muro-neuro-urodynamics-a-review-of-the-functional-assessment-of-mouse-lower-urinary-tract-function
#17
REVIEW
Hiroki Ito, Anthony E Pickering, Yasuhiko Igawa, Anthony J Kanai, Christopher H Fry, Marcus J Drake
Background: Mouse urodynamic tests are fundamental to understanding normal lower urinary tract (LUT) function. These experiments also contribute to our understanding of neurological dysfunction, pathophysiological processes, and potential mechanisms of therapy. Objectives: Systematic assessment of published evidence on urodynamics, advantages and limitations of different urodynamic measurements in mice, and consideration of potential implications for the clinical field. Methods: A search using specific search-terms for urodynamic studies and mice was conducted on PubMed (from inception to 1 July 2016)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219316/from-disorder-to-mis-order-structural-aspects-of-pathogenic-oligomerization-in-conformational-diseases
#18
Chin Pang Benny Yiu, Yu Wai Chen
Proteins implicated in neurological conformational diseases contain substantial amounts of "intrinsic disorder". These native monomeric functional states may transit into some oligomeric states that have high β-sheet contents and seed the formation of insoluble amyloid fibrils. The prevailing view is that these "toxic" oligomers should be targeted for drug development. Here, an overview of the diseases was presented, within the general framework of the oligomerization of intrinsically disordered proteins. These systems pose some specific challenges to structural studies: the toxic oligomers are transient, low in concentration, and often need to be studied in a heterogeneous environment...
February 20, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219086/first-report-of-awake-craniotomy-of-a-famous-musician-suprasellar-tumor-surgery-of-pianist-clara-haskil-in-1942
#19
Elena Romana Gasenzer, Ayhan Kanat, Edmund A M Neugebauer
Clara Haskil (January 7, 1895-December 7, 1960) was one of the most famous female pianists of the 20th century. In her life and work she set new standards in piano playing. However, her career was beset by poor health and the adversities of two world wars. In her lifetime Haskil had three major disorders: juvenile scoliosis requiring treatment in her adolescence, a tumor of the sellar region requiring surgery at age 47 years, and a traumatic brain injury causing her death at the age of 65. Her medical history illustrates the development of surgical methods and rehabilitation in medicine before and after World War II...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218669/a-review-of-gaucher-disease-pathophysiology-clinical-presentation-and-treatments
#20
REVIEW
Jérôme Stirnemann, Nadia Belmatoug, Fabrice Camou, Christine Serratrice, Roseline Froissart, Catherine Caillaud, Thierry Levade, Leonardo Astudillo, Jacques Serratrice, Anaïs Brassier, Christian Rose, Thierry Billette de Villemeur, Marc G Berger
Gaucher disease (GD, ORPHA355) is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic disorder. It is caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, which leads to an accumulation of its substrate, glucosylceramide, in macrophages. In the general population, its incidence is approximately 1/40,000 to 1/60,000 births, rising to 1/800 in Ashkenazi Jews. The main cause of the cytopenia, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, and bone lesions associated with the disease is considered to be the infiltration of the bone marrow, spleen, and liver by Gaucher cells...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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