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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748677/subjective-evaluation-of-mood-and-cognitive-functions-in-a-general-neurology-clinic-patients-versus-informants
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Adolfo Jiménez-Huete, Antonio Del Barrio, Elena Riva, Pablo Campo, Rafael Toledano, Oriol Franch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the correlation between subjective evaluations of mood and cognitive functions by patients and informants, and the findings of a battery of neuropsychological tests. METHODS: We analyzed 74 subjects recruited from a general neurology clinic, comprising 37 patients with cognitive complaints and 37 informants (either relatives or caregivers in close contact with the patients). Four ordinal scales concerning recent memory, verbal expression, initiative, and mood were correlated with the findings of a series of neuropsychological tests and questionnaires using the tau b coefficient...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745893/microbiota-host-transgenomic-metabolism-bioactive-molecules-from-the-inside
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Silvia Turroni, Patrizia Brigidi, Andrea Cavalli, Marco Candela
Molecular factors from the gut microbiota provide the host with the right metabolic, immunological and neurological components to support health and wellbeing. However, certain circumstances can rupture the mutualistic pact with our intestinal counterpart, pushing the gut microbiome toward a dysbiotic layout, where microbiome-derived molecules may contribute to a disease state. We are now beginning to understand the microbiota-host co-regulated pathways underlying these processes, paving the way for a new era of rational piloting of the gut microbiome functions, through the design of a new generation of microbiome-targeting drugs...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745680/-the-decreased-level-of-plasma-carnitine-in-patients-with-epilepsy
#3
E D Belousova
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have long been known to affect carnitine metabolism, dropping the plasma free carnitine. Valproate (VPA) was considered to be the strongest carnitine-reducing agent. VPA-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy and hepatotoxicity are well known, and pre-existing carnitine deficiency can be a predisposing factor, especially in congenital metabolic disorders. Several studies have shown that carnitine supplementation in patients receiving VPA to result in subjective and objective improvements and to prevent VPA-induced hepatotoxicity and encephalopathy, in parallel with increases in carnitine serum concentrations...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745667/-prevention-and-correction-of-cognitive-dysfunction-after-general-anesthesia
#4
A Yu Novikov, V A Kovalev, N V Vinichuk, Yu A Chernyh, I E Golub, L V Sorokina
AIM: To evaluate clinical efficacy of intraoperative use of cytoflavin in the prevention and correction of cognitive functions in surgical patients with no history of neurological and psychosomatic disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 60 female patients who underwent surgery on the thyroid gland. Patients were stratified into two equal groups matched for main indices. Patients of the main group received infusions of cytoflavin (20 ml in 200 ml of 5% glucose solution)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745216/insights-in-developmental-coordination-disorder
#5
Marie Farmer, Bernard Echenne, Regen Drouin, M Hamed Bentourkia
BACKGROUND: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neurological impairment occurring in nearly 6% of general population, and sometimes mimics other developmental disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or, in the most severe cases, intellectual deficiency. OBJECTIVE: We propose in this review a contribution on this matter in order to provide better insights in DCD including clinical symptoms and pathophysiological explanations that would identify this entity from others...
July 26, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745016/associations-between-self-reported-sleep-quality-and-white-matter-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Claire E Sexton, Enikő Zsoldos, Nicola Filippini, Ludovica Griffanti, Anderson Winkler, Abda Mahmood, Charlotte L Allan, Anya Topiwala, Simon D Kyle, Kai Spiegelhalder, Archana Singh-Manoux, Mika Kivimaki, Clare E Mackay, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Klaus P Ebmeier
Both sleep disturbances and decline in white matter microstructure are commonly observed in ageing populations, as well as in age-related psychiatric and neurological illnesses. A relationship between sleep and white matter microstructure may underlie such relationships, but few imaging studies have directly examined this hypothesis. In a study of 448 community-dwelling members of the Whitehall II Imaging Sub-Study aged between 60 and 82 years (90 female, mean age 69.2 ± 5.1 years), we used the magnetic resonance imaging technique diffusion tensor imaging to examine the relationship between self-reported sleep quality and white matter microstructure...
July 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743465/nanomaterial-applications-for-neurological-diseases-and-central-nervous-system-injury
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Lijie Huang, Jiangnan Hu, Shengwei Huang, Brian Wang, Felix Siaw-Debrah, Mark Nyanzu, Yu Zhang, Qichuan Zhuge
The effectiveness of noninvasive treatment for neurological disease is generally limited by the poor entry of therapeutic agents into the central nervous system (CNS). Most CNS drugs cannot permeate into the brain parenchyma because of the blood-brain barrier thus, overcoming this problem has become one of the most significant challenges in the development of neurological therapeutics. Nanotechnology has emerged as an innovative alternative for treating neurological diseases. In fact, rapid advances in nanotechnology have provided promising solutions to this challenge...
July 22, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742507/severe-neurological-abnormalities-in-a-young-boy-with-impaired-thyroid-hormone-sensitivity-due-to-a-novel-mutation-in-the-mct8-gene
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Teresa Rego, Carmen Gomez Lado, Paloma Cabanas Rodríguez, Francisco Sousa Santos, Francisco Barros Angueira, Lidia Castro-Feijóo, Jesús Barreiro Conde, Manuel Castro-Gago
Monocarboxylate transporter 8 (MCT8) is an active and specific thyroid hormone transporter into neurons. MCT8 mutations cause an X-linked condition known as Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome and are characterized by impaired psychomotor development and typical abnormal thyroid function. We describe a 10-year-old boy with severe cognitive disability, axial hypotonia, spastic quadriplegia and sporadic dyskinetic episodes. He initially presented with thyroid dysfunction (high FT3, low rT3, low FT4 and normal TSH) and generalized retardation of the cerebral and cerebellar myelination in brain magnetic resonance imaging...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742397/morbidity-in-the-mountainous-province-of-kyrgyzstan-results-from-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Nurlan Brimkulov, Louis Louton, Salima Sydykova, Denis Vinnikov, Farida Imanalieva
Brimkulov, Nurlan, Louis Louton, Salima Sydykova, Denis Vinnikov, and Farida Imanalieva. Morbidity in the mountainous Province of Kyrgyzstan: results from a population-based cross-sectional study. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-The aim of this study was to identify the main causes of using primary care facilities in the mountainous Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan to set resources allocation priorities. We collected data on all admissions to family doctors in three Family Medical Centers (FMCs) in Naryn Province: (1) the city of Naryn (2200 meters above sea level [MASL]); (2) the town of At-Bashy (3200 MASL); and the town of Kochkor (1800 MASL) by using an original questionnaire during one full week (5 days) in spring 2016...
July 25, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742192/significance-of-interleukin-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-in-patients-with-cognitive-dysfunction-after-single-valve-replacement
#10
H-Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in serum neurological function parameters, interleukin (IL) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in patients with cognitive dysfunction after single valve replacement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 51 cases of senile patients with cognitive dysfunction after general anesthesia were selected as the observation group, and 51 senile patients without cognitive dysfunction after general anesthesia were selected as the control group. Serum neurological function parameters and IL and MMP levels were examined and compared between the two groups...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741102/the-range-of-neurological-complications-in-chikungunya-fever
#11
T Cerny, M Schwarz, U Schwarz, J Lemant, P Gérardin, E Keller
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya fever is a globally spreading mosquito-borne disease that shows an unexpected neurovirulence. Even though the neurological complications have been a major cause of intensive care unit admission and death, to date, there is no systematic analysis of their spectrum available. OBJECTIVE: To review evidence of neurological manifestations in Chikungunya fever and map their epidemiology, clinical spectrum, pathomechanisms, diagnostics, therapies and outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740822/neurological-soft-signs-effects-of-trait-schizotypy-psychological-distress-and-auditory-hallucination-predisposition
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Saskia de Leede-Smith, Steven Roodenrys, Lauren Horsley, Shannen Matrini, Erin Mison, Emma Barkus
Schizotypy is regarded as a trait vulnerability for psychotic disorders, yet alone is insufficient for development of a diagnosable disorder. Additional symptoms and psychological distress are necessary for help seeking and transition from an at risk mental state to a clinical diagnosis. The present study investigated the interaction between trait schizotypy, state auditory verbal hallucination (AVH) predisposition, distress and handedness for the expression of neurological soft signs (NSS), a neurodevelopmental vulnerability factor for psychosis...
March 2017: Schizophrenia Research. Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738121/incidence-risks-and-types-of-infections-in-pediatric-long-term-care-facilities
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Lisa Saiman, Philip Maykowski, Meghan Murray, Bevin Cohen, Natalie Neu, Haomioa Jia, Gordon Hutcheon, Edwin Simpser, Linda Mosiello, Luis Alba, Elaine Larson
Importance: The population of infants, children, and adolescents cared for at pediatric long-term care facilities is increasing in complexity and size and thus consumes substantial health care resources. Infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, but few recent data describe their incidence and effects. Objectives: To describe the types of infections diagnosed in residents of pediatric long-term care facilities, calculate infection rates, and identify risk factors for respiratory tract infections (RTIs)...
July 24, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736689/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-global-research-trends
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REVIEW
Takaharu Negoro, Hanayuki Okura, Akifumi Matsuyama
The induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) was first described more than 10 years ago and is currently used in various basic science and clinical research fields. The aim of this report is to examine the trends in research using iPSCs over the last 10 years. The 2006-2016 PubMed database was searched using the MeSH term "induced pluripotent stem cells." Only original research articles were selected, with a total of 3323 articles. These were classified according to research theme into reprogramming, differentiation protocols for specific cells and/or tissues, pathophysiological research on diseases, and discovery of new drugs, and then the trends over the years were analyzed...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735922/prevalence-of-restless-legs-syndrome-and-associated-factors-in-an-otherwise-healthy-population-results-from-the-danish-blood-donor-study
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Maria Didriksen, Andreas S Rigas, Richard P Allen, Brendan J Burchell, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Maria H Nielsen, Poul Jennum, Thomas Werge, Christian Erikstrup, Ole B Pedersen, Mie T Bruun, Kristoffer S Burgdorf, Erik Sørensen, Henrik Ullum
OBJECTIVE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological sensorimotor disorder characterized by uncomfortable sensations in the legs. RLS often occurs as a comorbid condition. Besides an increased risk of iron deficiency, blood donors are considered to be generally healthy. Blood donors are therefore an ideal population for studying factors associated with RLS occurrence, herein the role of iron. It is suggested that RLS is linked to sex, age, low socioeconomic status, unhealthy lifestyle, and iron deficiency...
August 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735650/prognostic-utility-of-neuroinjury-biomarkers-in-post-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-ohca-patient-management
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S S Gul, K W Huesgen, K K Wang, K Mark, J A Tyndall
Despite aggressive intervention, patients who survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) generally have very poor prognoses, with nationwide survival rates of approximately 10-20%. Approximately 90% of survivors will have moderate to severe neurological injury ranging from moderate cognitive impairment to brain death. Currently, few early prognostic indicators are considered reliable enough to support patients' families and clinicians' in their decisions regarding medical futility. Blood biomarkers of neurological injury after OHCA may be of prognostic value in these cases...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735126/multilevel-spinal-segmental-fixation-for-kyphotic-cervical-spinal-deformity-in-pediatric-age-group-report-of-management-in-2-cases
#17
Atul Goel, Amol Kaswa, Abhidha Shah, Arjun Dhar
OBJECTIVE: We discuss the role of instability of multiple segments of spine that includes atlantoaxial joint in pathogenesis of cervical kyphotic deformity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two male patients (5 and 17 year old) had severe cervical kyphosis and presented with symptoms related to myelopathy. The patients underwent multi-segmental spinal distraction and fixation that included atlantoaxial joint. No bone decompression was done. RESULTS: At a follow-up of more than 30 months, both patients had significant neurological recovery...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734793/hardware-failure-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer-to-the-spine
#18
Rachel Pedreira, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, A Karim Ahmed, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, C Rory Goodwin, Ziya L Gokaslan, Justin Sacks, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND: The spine is the most common site of skeletal metastases, affecting approximately 30% of individuals with cancer. The aim of surgical treatment for metastatic spine disease is generally palliative to address pain and/or neurologic compromise, significantly improving patients' quality of life. Patients with metastatic spine disease, however, represent a vulnerable cohort and may have comorbidities or previous treatments that impair the structural integrity of spinal hardware...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734058/evaluation-of-2-benzylidene-1-tetralone-derivatives-as-antagonists-of-a1-and-a2a-adenosine-receptors
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Lesetja J Legoabe, Mietha M Van der Walt, Gisella Terre'Blanche
Antagonists of the adenosine receptors (A1 and A2A ) are thought to be beneficial in neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The aim of this study was to explore 2-benzylidene-1-tetralone derivatives as antagonists of A1 and/or A2A adenosine receptors. In general, the test compounds were found to be selective for the A1 adenosine receptor, with only three test compounds possessing affinity for both the A1 and A2A adenosine receptor. The 2-benzylidene-1-tetralones bearing a hydroxyl substituent at either position C5, C6 or C7 of ring A displayed favorable adenosine A1 receptor binding, while C5 hydroxy substitution led to favorable A2A adenosine receptor affinity...
July 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732280/evaluation-of-a-novel-median-power-spectrogram-for-seizure-detection-by-non-neurophysiologists
#20
Peter Yan, Tamar Melman, Sherry Yan, Munkhzul Otgonsuren, Zachary Grinspan
PURPOSE: (1) To evaluate how well resident physicians use a novel EEG spectral analysis tool (the median power spectrogram; MPS) to detect seizures. (2) To assess the capability of the MPS to identify different seizure types. METHODS: 120 EEG records from children with intractable seizures were converted to MPS by taking the median power across leads and using multi-taper spectral estimation. Twelve blinded neurology residents were trained to interpret the spectrogram with a five-minute video tutorial and post-test...
June 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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