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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304075/steroid-intracochlear-distribution-differs-by-administration-method-systemic-versus-intratympanic-injection
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Jong Joo Lee, Jeong Hun Jang, Oak-Sung Choo, Hye Jin Lim, Yun-Hoon Choung
OBJECTIVE: Steroids have been widely used to treat inner-ear diseases such as sudden sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, and Meniere's disease. They can be given via either systemic or intratympanic (IT) injection. The purpose of the present study was to explore differences in intracochlear steroid distribution by the administration method employed (systemic vs. IT injection). STUDY DESIGN: Animal study. METHODS: Twenty-three Sprague-Dawley rats were given fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled dexamethasone (FITC-DEX) three times (on successive days) via intraperitoneal (IP) or IT injection...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303376/parkinson-s-disease-diagnostic-utility-of-volumetric-imaging
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Wei-Che Lin, Kun-Hsien Chou, Pei-Lin Lee, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Ai-Ling Hsu, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Yung-Cheng Huang, Ching-Po Lin, Cheng-Hsien Lu
PURPOSE: This paper aims to examine the effectiveness of structural imaging as an aid in the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: High-resolution T 1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was performed in 72 patients with idiopathic PD (mean age, 61.08 years) and 73 healthy subjects (mean age, 58.96 years). The whole brain was parcellated into 95 regions of interest using composite anatomical atlases, and region volumes were calculated. Three diagnostic classifiers were constructed using binary multiple logistic regression modeling: the (i) basal ganglion prior classifier, (ii) data-driven classifier, and (iii) basal ganglion prior/data-driven hybrid classifier...
March 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302372/experiences-during-newborn-screening-for-glutaric-aciduria-type-1-diagnosis-treatment-genotype-phenotype-and-outcomes
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Fang-Chih Tsai, Han-Jui Lee, An-Guor Wang, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Yung-Hsiu Lu, Ming-Che Lee, Ju-Shan Pai, Tzu-Hung Chu, Chia-Feng Yang, Ting-Rong Hsu, Chih-Jou Lai, Ming-Tzu Tsai, Ping-Hsun Ho, Min-Chieh Lin, Ling-Yee Cheng, Ya-Chin Chuang, Dau-Ming Niu
BACKGROUND: Glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA-1) is an organic acidemia with potentially severe neurological sequelae. In Taiwan, newborn screening (NBS) for GA-1 began in 2001, but large-scale reporting is lacking. This study describes Taiwan's largest newborn screening population to date. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2015, 1,490,636 newborns were screened for GA-1. Confirmatory examinations included the carnitine loading test. Confirmed patients were treated with a low lysine diet, carnitine, and high-energy intake during illness...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259830/six-month-delivery-of-gdnf-from-plga-vitamin-e-biodegradable-microspheres-after-intravitreal-injection-in-rabbits
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Cristina García-Caballero, Esther Prieto-Calvo, Patricia Checa-Casalengua, Elena García-Martín, Vicente Polo-Llorens, Julián García-Feijoo, Irene Teresa Molina-Martínez, Irene Bravo-Osuna, Rocío Herrero-Vanrell
Local long-term delivery of glial cell line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) from vitamin E/poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid microspheres (MSs) protects retinal ganglion cells in an animal model of glaucoma for up to 11weeks. However, the pharmacokinetics of GDNF after intravitreal injection of MSs is not known. We evaluated the GDNF levels after a single intravitreal injection of GDNF/VitE MSs. Biodegradable MSs were prepared by the solid-oil-in-water emulsion-solvent evaporation technique and characterized...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228074/lenticulostriate-artery-and-lenticulostriate-artery-neural-complex-new-concept-for-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Rong Hu, Hua Feng
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the poorest prognosis of all stroke subtypes with a high mortality and morbidity. Although considerable progress has been made, no intervention is currently available to alter the outcome of patients with ICH, suggesting a new concept directing ICH study is urgently needed. METHODS: Most ICH occurs in the deep area of the brain, the basal ganglion, whose blood supply is mainly from lenticulostriate arteries (LSAs)...
February 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190643/left-habenula-mediates-light-preference-behavior-in-zebrafish-via-an-asymmetrical-visual-pathway
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Bai-Bing Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Yao, He-Fei Zhang, Koichi Kawakami, Jiu-Lin Du
Habenula (Hb) plays critical roles in emotion-related behaviors through integrating inputs mainly from the limbic system and basal ganglia. However, Hb also receives inputs from multiple sensory modalities. The function and underlying neural circuit of Hb sensory inputs remain unknown. Using larval zebrafish, we found that left dorsal Hb (dHb, a homolog of mammalian medial Hb) mediates light-preference behavior by receiving visual inputs from a specific subset of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) through eminentia thalami (EmT)...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168232/radiographic-basal-ganglia-abnormalities-secondary-to-nonketotic-hyperglycemia-with-unusual-clinical-features
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Ju Young Choi, Joon Min Park, Kyung Hwan Kim, Jun Seok Park, Dong Wun Shin, Hoon Kim, Woo Chan Jeon, Hyun Jong Kim
A 77-year-old woman was admitted to a local clinic for altered consciousness and presented with a suspected basal ganglion hemorrhage detected on brain computed tomography. The patient was stuporous, but her vital signs were stable. Her initial blood glucose was 607 mg/dL, and a hyperdense lesion was found in the right basal ganglion on brain computed tomography. T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed high signal intensity in the right basal ganglion. Electroencephalography showed no seizure activity...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163920/risk-factors-for-the-delayed-onset-of-neuropsychologic-sequelae-following-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Takeshi Kitamoto, Masanobu Tsuda, Masaki Kato, Fukuki Saito, Yoshito Kamijo, Toshihiko Kinoshita
AIM: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning often manifests delayed neuropsychological sequelae. The risks and preventive factors for the development of delayed neuropsychological sequelae are controversial at present. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the risk factors for this condition. METHOD: We studied 81 patients with CO poisoning admitted to the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Center at the Kansai Medical University from 2006 to 2012. All patients (64 males and 17 females; average age, 45...
October 2016: Acute Med Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159538/the-effect-of-systemic-lipoic-acid-on-hearing-preservation-after-cochlear-implantation-via-the-round-window-approach-a-guinea-pig-model
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Mun Young Chang, Tae Mok Gwon, Ho Sun Lee, Jun Ho Lee, Seung Ha Oh, Sung June Kim, Min-Hyun Park
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of systemic lipoic acid on hearing preservation after cochlear implantation. Twelve Dunkin-Hartley guinea pigs were randomly divided into two groups: the control group and the lipoic acid group. Animals in the lipoic acid group received lipoic acid intraperitoneally for 4 weeks. A sterilised silicone electrode-dummy was inserted through the round window to a depth of approximately 5 mm. The hearing level was measured using auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) prior to electrode-dummy insertion, and at 4 days and 1, 2, 3 and 4 weeks after electrode-dummy insertion...
January 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158164/rapid-and-delayed-effects-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-on-neuropathic-pain-electrophysiological-molecular-and-behavioral-evidence-supporting-long-term-depression
#10
Ren-Yu Huang, Chia-Chi Liao, Shih-Ying Tsai, Chen-Tung Yen, Chii-Wann Lin, Tsung-Chi Chen, Wei-Tso Lin, Chi-Heng Chang, Yeong-Ray Wen
BACKGROUND: Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) has been widely employed for ameliorating clinical neuropathic pain. How PRF alters electrophysiological transmission and modulates biomolecular functions in neural tissues has yet to be clarified. We previously demonstrated that an early application of low-voltage bipolar PRF adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) reduced acute neuropathic pain in animals. By contrast, the present study investigated how PRF alters postsynaptic sensitization to produce early and delayed effects on neuropathic pain...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151918/thalamic-pain-alleviated-by-stellate-ganglion-block-a-case-report
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Chenlong Liao, Min Yang, Pengfei Liu, Wenxiang Zhong, Wenchuan Zhang
RATIONALE: Thalamic pain is a distressing and treatment-resistant type of central post-stroke pain. Although stellate ganglion block is an established intervention used in pain management, its use in the treatment of thalamic pain has never been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 66-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of severe intermittent lancinating pain on the right side of the face and the right hand. The pain started from the ulnar side of the right forearm after a mild ischemic stroke in bilateral basal ganglia and left thalamus...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123166/lack-of-contrast-enhancement-in-a-giant-perivascular-space-of-the-basal-ganglion-on-delayed-flair-images-implications-for-the-glymphatic-system
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Shinji Naganawa, Toshiki Nakane, Hisashi Kawai, Toshiaki Taoka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118665/functional-properties-of-sensory-nerve-terminals-of-the-mouse-cornea
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Omar González-González, Federico Bech, Juana Gallar, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Carlos Belmonte
Purpose: To define the firing properties of sensory nerve terminals innervating the adult mouse cornea in response to external stimuli of differing modality. Methods: Extracellular electrical activity of single corneal sensory nerve terminals was recorded in excised eyes of C57BL/6J mice. Eyes were placed in a recording chamber and were continuously superfused with warm saline solution. Nerve terminal impulse (NTI) activity was recorded by means of a glass pipette (tip ∼ 50 μm), applied on the corneal surface...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076856/mri-differences-associated-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-preterm-infants
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Christie J Bruno, Shreyans Bengani, William A Gomes, Mariana Brewer, Melissa Vega, Xianhong Xie, Mimi Kim, Mamta Fuloria
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants are at risk for neurodevelopmental impairment. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) further increases this risk. Brain imaging studies are often utilized at or near term-equivalent age to determine later prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between intrauterine growth and regional brain volume on MRI scans performed in preterm infants at or near term-equivalent age. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study of 24 infants born at gestational age ≤30 weeks and cared for in a large, inner-city, academic neonatal intensive-care unit from 2012 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068565/retinal-thinning-is-uniquely-associated-with-medial-temporal-lobe-atrophy-in-neurologically-normal-older-adults
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Kaitlin B Casaletto, Michael E Ward, Nicholas S Baker, Brianne M Bettcher, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Yaqiao Li, Robert Chen, Shubir Dutt, Bruce Miller, Joel H Kramer, Ari J Green
Given the converging pathologic and epidemiologic data indicating a relationship between retinal integrity and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), we aimed to determine if retinal structure correlates with medial temporal lobe (MTL) structure and function in neurologically normal older adults. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, verbal and visual memory testing, and 3T-magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were performed in 79 neurologically normal adults enrolled in a healthy aging cohort study...
March 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028868/neurometabolic-profiles-of-the-substantia-nigra-and-striatum-of-mptp-intoxicated-common-marmosets-an-in-vivo-proton-mrs-study-at-9-4%C3%A2-t
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Hwon Heo, Jae-Bum Ahn, Hyeong Hun Lee, Euna Kwon, Jun-Won Yun, Hyeonjin Kim, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Given the strong coupling between the substantia nigra (SN) and striatum (STR) in the early stage of Parkinson's disease (PD), yet only a few studies reported to date that have simultaneously investigated the neurochemistry of these two brain regions in vivo, we performed longitudinal metabolic profiling in the SN and STR of 1-methyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-intoxicated common marmoset monkey models of PD (n = 10) by using proton MRS ((1) H-MRS) at 9.4 T. T2 relaxometry was also performed in the SN by using MRI...
December 28, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914762/distribution-of-the-neuro-regulatory-peptide-galanin-in-the-human-eye
#17
Alexandra Kaser-Eichberger, Andrea Trost, Clemens Strohmaier, Barbara Bogner, Christian Runge, Daniela Bruckner, Bettina Hohberger, Anselm Jünemann, Barbara Kofler, Herbert A Reitsamer, Falk Schrödl
Galanin (GAL) is a neuro-regulatory peptide involved in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. While data of GAL origin/distribution in the human eye are rather fragmentary and since recently the presence of GAL-receptors in the normal human eye has been reported, we here systematically search for sources of ocular GAL in the human eye. Human eyes (n=14) were prepared for single- and double-immunohistochemistry of GAL and neurofilaments (NF). Cross- and flat-mount sections were achieved; confocal laser-scanning microscopy was used for documentation...
November 25, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884045/retinoic-acid-signaling-regulates-krt5-and-krt14-independently-of-stem-cell-markers-in-submandibular-salivary-gland-epithelium
#18
Timur M Abashev, Melissa A Metzler, Diana M Wright, Lisa L Sandell
BACKGROUND: Retinoic acid (RA), the active metabolite of vitamin A, has been demonstrated to be important for growth and branching morphogenesis of mammalian embryonic salivary gland epithelium. However, it is not known whether RA functions directly within epithelial cells or in associated tissues that influence morphogenesis of salivary epithelium. Moreover, downstream targets of RA regulation have not been identified. RESULTS: Here, we show that canonical RA signaling occurs in multiple tissues of embryonic mouse salivary glands, including epithelium, associated parasympathetic ganglion neurons, and nonneuronal mesenchyme...
February 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867060/the-role-of-efr3a-in-age-related-hearing-loss
#19
Haixia Hu, Yan Ma, Bin Ye, Quan Wang, Tao Yang, Jingrong Lv, Jun Shi, Hao Wu, Mingliang Xiang
Efr3a has been found to be involved in the functional maintenance and structural degeneration of sensory and motor nervous tissues. Our previous data have suggested that Efr3a may be associated with the initiation of the degeneration of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs). In this study, we used Efr3a knockdown (Efr3a KD) and Efr3a overexpression (Efr3a OE) mice to determine the role of Efr3a in age-related hearing loss. Measurements of hearing thresholds showed that Efr3a had little or no influence on the hearing threshold at all frequencies in adult mice, whereas in an early stage of senescence, Efr3a reduction resulted in better hearing function, especially at 10 and 12months of age...
January 26, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862297/histochemical-localization-of-zinc-in-the-retina-cells-of-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-fed-different-presentations-of-zinc
#20
Pedro Luis Castro, David Dominguez, María José Caballero, Marisol Izquierdo
To describe the distribution of zinc in the retina of a representative marine fish species and to determine whether the intracellular deposition amount correlates with the presentation of the zinc included in the practical diets (organic, inorganic, encapsulated, fish meal, and Control diet), we examined the precise localization of endogenous zinc in the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) retina by autometallography. As observed by light microscopy, reaction products were widely distributed throughout the retina, including the outer segments of photoreceptors, except in the nuclear layers...
February 2017: Synapse
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