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Single-center experience using the 3MAX or 4MAX reperfusion catheter for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke with distal arterial occlusions in patients not eligible for intravenous fibrinolysis.

Radiol Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Unit of Neuroimaging and Neurointervention (NINT), Department of Neurological and Sensorineural Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Policlinico "Santa Maria alle Scotte", Viale M. Bracci 2, Siena, Italy.

Background: In acute stroke, distal cerebrovascular occlusions can be linked to severe clinical symptoms, and treatment by mechanical thrombectomy may have an important clinical impact. When intravenous fibrinolytic therapy is firmly contraindicated, it remains the only treatment option.

Methods: A total of 42 patients with isolated distal arterial occlusions and absolute contraindication for intravenous fibrinolytic therapy were retrospectively included. Read More

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December 2018

Novel tau fragments in cerebrospinal fluid: relation to tangle pathology and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease.

Acta Neuropathol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Göteborgsvägen 31, House V3/SU, 43180, Mölndal, Sweden.

Tau is an axonal microtubule-binding protein. Tau pathology in brain and increased tau concentration in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Most of tau in CSF is present as fragments. Read More

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December 2018

Pediatric neuroimaging at a university hospital in Rwanda: a pictorial essay.

Pediatr Radiol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Radiology, University Teaching Hospital of Kigali, University of Rwanda School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Kigali, Rwanda.

Rwanda is a country of 12 million people with 41% of its population under the age of 14 years. Despite major improvements in health care since the 1994 genocide, pediatric neuroimaging in Rwanda remains challenging. Prenatal and advanced imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are not widespread. Read More

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December 2018

Editorial on "Increased radiation but no benefits in pedicle screw accuracy with navigation versus a freehand technique in scoliosis surgery".

J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):660-662

Spine Research Group, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

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September 2018

Microendoscopic discectomy (MED) for lumbar disc herniation: comparison of learning curve of the surgery and outcome with other established case studies.

J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):630-637

Global Health City, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: To compare the results of a series of microendoscopic discectomies done at a government medical college in South India, with other published series and to analyze the learning curve for the procedure.

Methods: Microendoscopic discectomy (MED) was performed in 40 patients. The cases were in the age group between 20-50 years (mean age, 32. Read More

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September 2018

Comparison of implant survivability in primary 1- to 2-level lumbar fusion amongst opioid abusers and non-opioid abusers.

J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):568-574

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

Background: Primary lumbar fusion (LF) is a treatment option for degenerative disc disease. The literature is limited regarding postoperative complications in opioid abusers undergoing LF. The purpose of this study was to compare 2-year short term implant-related complications, infection rates, 90-day readmission rates, in-hospital length of stay, and cost of care amongst opioid abusers (OAS) and non-opioid abusers (NAS) undergoing primary 1- to 2-level primary lumbar fusion (1-2LF). Read More

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September 2018

The effect of standing variants of the seated position on lumbar intersegmental angulation and spacing: a radiographic study of 20 asymptomatic subjects.

J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):509-515

US Department of Veterans Affairs, Northern California Health Care System, The David Grant USAF Medical Center, Fairfield, CA, USA.

Background: Pain while sitting is the primary complaint of many patients with lumbar spinal ailments, including those with discogenic low back pain and lumbar disc herniations. There has been little basic research on the different mechanical stresses that different sitting positions place on the spine. To demonstrate the effect of different sitting positions on lumbar intersegmental relationships. Read More

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September 2018
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Risk Factors for Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Children With STEC-HUS/D HUS: A Single-Center Experience.

Glob Pediatr Health 2018 4;5:2333794X18816920. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, USA.

. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is one of the common causes for acute kidney injury in childhood. . Read More

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December 2018

Similarities and Differences Between Staphylococcal and Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndromes in Children: Results From a 30-Case Cohort.

Front Pediatr 2018 28;6:360. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Centre National de Référence des Staphylocoques, Institut des Agents Infectieux, Centre de Biologie et de Pathologie Nord, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.

Toxic shock syndromes (TSS) are severe shocks due to staphylococcal or streptococcal infection that require specific treatments. The early recognition of these shocks is crucial to improve their outcomes. The primary objective of this study was to compare characteristics and outcomes of staphylococcal and streptococcal TSS in children, in order to identify putative early clinical diagnostic criteria. Read More

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November 2018

Guideline Approaches for Cardioendocrine Disease Surveillance and Treatment Following Spinal Cord Injury.

Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep 2018 15;6(4):264-276. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

1The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL USA.

Purpose Of Review: Persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) commonly experience individual risks and coalesced health hazards of the cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS). This review will examinethe role of exercise and nutritional intervention as countermeasures to these disease risks.

Recent Findings: The CMS hazards of overweight/obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia are strongly associated with physical deconditioning and are common after SCI. Read More

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November 2018

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Glutaric Aciduria Type I Masquerading as Postmeningitic Hydrocephalus.

J Clin Imaging Sci 2018 15;8:50. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Radiology and Imaging, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

We report the characteristic neuroimaging features of a rare metabolic leukodystrophy in an 8-year-old boy, born of consanguineous parenthood. The child presented with macrocrania, regression of milestones, and dystonia. The patient was referred for magnetic resonance imaging with a clinical diagnosis of postmeningitic hydrocephalus. Read More

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November 2018

Apocrine gland anal sac adenocarcinoma with perineural metastasis in a cat.

JFMS Open Rep 2018 Jul-Dec;4(2):2055116918815323. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Case Summary: A 15-year-old female spayed domestic shorthair cat was presented for hyporexia and acute development of L4-Cd myelopathy (urinary incontinence, pelvic limb paresis with hyporeflexia and absent tail tone). Humane euthanasia was elected owing to the rapid neurological deterioration and necropsy was performed. Post-mortem examination identified a right-sided anal sac mass and medial iliac lymphadenopathy. Read More

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December 2018

Late adult-onset adrenomyeloneuropathy evolving with atypical severe frontal lobe syndrome: Importance of neuroimaging.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 Mar 5;14(3):309-314. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic Sciences, and Aging, 2nd Division of Neurology, Center for Rare Diseases and InterUniversity Center for Research in Neurosciences, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Via Sergio Pansini, 80131 Naples, Italy.

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a rare inherited metabolic disease affecting the nervous system and the adrenal glands. It is caused by a mutation of the gene, resulting in the impaired degradation of very long-chain fatty acids and their subsequent accumulation in several organs and tissues. X-ALD is notable for its high phenotypical variability, that includes isolated adrenocortical insufficiency, slowly progressive myelopathy with paraparesis, ataxia, and peripheral neuropathy to severe childhood cerebral forms. Read More

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Optimizing medical care for geriatric patients in Austria: defining a top five list of "Choosing Wisely" recommendations using the Delphi technique.

Eur Geriatr Med 2018 27;9(6):783-793. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

14Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria.

Purpose: Inappropriate use of diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures is common and potentially harmful for older patients. The Austrian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology defined a consensus of five recommendations to avoid overuse of medical interventions and to improve care of geriatric patients.

Methods: From an initial pool of 147 reliable recommendations, 20 were chosen by a structured selection process for inclusion in a Delphi process to define a list of five top recommendations for geriatric medicine. Read More

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September 2018

Fragranced consumer products: effects on autistic adults in the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom.

Authors:
Anne Steinemann

Air Qual Atmos Health 2018 25;11(10):1137-1142. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

1Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010 Australia.

Fragranced consumer products, such as cleaning supplies, air fresheners, and personal care products, can have adverse effects on both air quality and health. This study investigates the effects of fragranced products on autistic individuals ages 18-65 in the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom. Nationally representative population surveys ( = 1137; 1098; 1100) found that, across the three countries, 4. Read More

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September 2018
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Activation of astrocytes and expression of inflammatory cytokines in rats with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

Exp Ther Med 2018 Dec 27;16(6):4401-4406. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Neurology, The Second People's Hospital of Liaocheng, Liaocheng, Shandong 252601, P.R. China.

The aim of the study was to investigate and discuss the activation of astrocytes and the expression of inflammatory cytokines in rats with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Twenty Wistar rats were randomly divided into the normal control (n=10) and EAE group (n=10). The rats in the EAE group were injected intraperitoneally with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein 35-55 emulsion, and those in the control group were injected with the equivalent volume of normal saline. Read More

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December 2018

Downregulation of Neuronal and Dendritic Connexin36-Made Electrical Synapses Without Glutamatergic Axon Terminals in Spinal Anterior Horn Cells From the Early Stage of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Front Neurosci 2018 28;12:894. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Connexin36 (Cx36) forms gap junctions between neurons, which are called electrical synapses, enabling adjacent neurons to communicate directly. The participation of chemical synapses in neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has long been indicated, but it remains unclear whether electrical synapses are involved in the pathogenesis of ALS. We performed extensive immunopathological analyses using mutant superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) transgenic mice and their littermates to investigate whether Cx36-made electrical synapses are affected in motor neuron diseases. Read More

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November 2018
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Prevalence of Pathological Brain Lesions in Girls with Central Precocious Puberty: Possible Overestimation?

J Korean Med Sci 2018 Dec 26;33(51):e329. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Pediatrics, Ajou University School of Medicine, Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, Korea.

Background: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is routinely performed to identify brain lesions in girls with central precocious puberty (CPP). We aimed to investigate the prevalence and type of brain lesions among Korean girls with CPP and evaluate the need for routine brain MRI examinations.

Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study evaluated data on 3,528 girls diagnosed with CPP from April 2003 to December 2016, and identified 317 girls who underwent sellar MRI. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of National Implementation of Telephone CPR Program to Improve Outcomes from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: an Interrupted Time-Series Analysis.

J Korean Med Sci 2018 Dec 26;33(51):e328. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: In cardiac arrest, the survival rate increases with the provision of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), of which the initial response and treatment are critical. Telephone CPR is among the effective methods that might increase the provision of bystander CPR. This study aimed to describe and examine the improvement of neurological outcomes in individuals with out-of-hospital acute cardiac arrest by implementing the nationwide, standardized telephone CPR program. Read More

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December 2018

Molecular Mechanisms Directing Spine Outgrowth and Synaptic Partner Selection in .

J Exp Neurosci 2018 2;12:1179069518816088. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.

The development of the nervous system requires precise outgrowth, extension, and wiring of both axons and dendrites to generate properly functioning neural circuits. The molecular mechanisms that shape neurite development, in particular dendritic development, remain incompletely understood. Dendrites are often highly branched and coated with actin-filled, thorny protrusions, called dendritic spines, that allow for increased numbers of synaptic contacts with neighboring neurons. Read More

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December 2018

Hypotension as a symptom of autonomic neuropathy in patients with advanced malignancies.

Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Oncology, Faculty Hospital Trencin, Legionarska 28, Trencin, Slovak Republic.

Aims: Hypotension can be a symptom of paraneoplastic autonomic neuropathy (PAN). Onconeural antibodies (OA) provide strong evidence for the paraneoplastic origin of neurological syndromes. Our goal was to assess the frequency of PAN among patients with advanced malignancies and hypotension using OA. Read More

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December 2018

LncRNA SNHG14 promotes inflammatory response induced by cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury through regulating miR-136-5p /ROCK1.

Cancer Gene Ther 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are considered as critical regulators in pathogenesis progression of cerebral ischemia. In present study, lncRNA-small nucleolar RNA host gene 14 (SNHG14) was found upregulated in middle cerebral artery occlusion/reperfusion (MCAO/R) treated brain tissues and oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD/R) treated PC-12 cells. Interference of SNHG14 by shRNA vector enhanced neuron survival and suppressed inflammation in response to OGD/R insult. Read More

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December 2018

The neurobiological basis of narcolepsy.

Nat Rev Neurosci 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Narcolepsy is the most common neurological cause of chronic sleepiness. The discovery about 20 years ago that narcolepsy is caused by selective loss of the neurons producing orexins (also known as hypocretins) sparked great advances in the field. Here, we review the current understanding of how orexin neurons regulate sleep-wake behaviour and the consequences of the loss of orexin neurons. Read More

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December 2018

Integrative system biology analyses of CRISPR-edited iPSC-derived neurons and human brains reveal deficiencies of presynaptic signaling in FTLD and PSP.

Transl Psychiatry 2018 Dec 13;8(1):265. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 660S. Euclid Ave. Campus Box 8134, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA.

Mutations in the microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) gene cause autosomal dominant frontotemporal lobar degeneration with tau inclusions (FTLD-tau). MAPT p.R406W carriers present clinically with progressive memory loss and neuropathologically with neuronal and glial tauopathy. Read More

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December 2018
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Defining the Normal Dorsal Contour of the Corpus Callosum with Time.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

From the Departments of Radiology (D.H., D.R.P., S.E., R.B., A.B., J.M.P.)

Background And Purpose: Morphological changes of the corpus callosum have been associated with a large number of congenital neurocognitive and psychiatric disorders. Focal defects or notches of the dorsal surface of the corpus callosum have not been well characterized. Our purpose was the following; 1) to characterize the dorsal contour of the corpus callosum during the life span, 2) to characterize the relationship of contour deviations to neighboring vessels, and 3) to determine whether contour deviations are congenital or acquired. Read More

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December 2018
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The contribution of neurologic disorders to the national prevalence of depression and anxiety problems among children and adolescents.

Ann Epidemiol 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Purpose: Depression and anxiety are growing global public health issues and affect millions of children and adolescents in the United States. Although individuals with neurologic disorders (NDs) are at increased risk of adverse mental health disorders, they represent a minority of the population. The purpose of this study was to characterize the national prevalence of depression and anxiety problems in children and adolescents by the presence of various NDs. Read More

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November 2018

A Novel NOTCH3 Gene Mutation in a Polish CADASIL Family.

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Neurology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland. Electronic address:

Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a genetically determined disease of the cerebral vessels, characterized by recurrent ischemic strokes, dementia, and degeneration of the cerebral white matter. The condition is caused by a mutation in the NOTCH3 gene, whose product plays a great role in the development and physiology of the cardiovascular system. Magnetic resonance imaging reveals multiple hyperintensive lesions of the white matter in the T2-weighted images also in asymptomatic carriers of CADASIL and can be detected even 10-15 years prior to clinical signs. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of a method to scale muscle strength for gait simulations of children with cerebral palsy.

J Biomech 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, United States. Electronic address:

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that results in life-long mobility impairments. Musculoskeletal models used to investigate mobility deficits for children with CP often lack subject-specific characteristics such as altered muscle strength, despite a high prevalence of muscle weakness in this population. We hypothesized that incorporating subject-specific strength scaling within musculoskeletal models of children with CP would improve accuracy of muscle excitation predictions in walking simulations. Read More

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November 2018

A network analysis based approach to characterizing periodic sharp wave complexes in electroencephalograms of patients with sporadic CJD.

Int J Med Inform 2019 Jan 14;121:19-29. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy.

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive, uniformly fatal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. Sporadic CJD (sCJD) is the most common form of CJD. Electroencephalography (EEG) is one of the main methods to perform clinical diagnosis of CJD, mainly because of periodic sharp wave complexes (PSWCs). Read More

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January 2019

Prognostic effect of factors involved in revised Tokuhashi score system for patients with spinal metastases: a systematic review and Meta-analysis.

BMC Cancer 2018 Dec 13;18(1):1248. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Tianjin Medical university, Tianjin, 300070, China.

Background: Cancer patients' survival time has obviously improved, with the development of systemic treatment techniques. However, the probability of metastases to the vertebrae has also been increased which makes some adverse effects on patients' quality of life. The prediction of survival plays a key role in choosing therapeutic modality, and Tokuhashi Score was established as one of the most commonly used predictive systems for spinal metastases. Read More

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December 2018

Reduced vision-related quality of life in people living with dystonia.

Disabil Rehabil 2018 Dec 13:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

e School of Psychology, University of South Australia , Adelaide , Australia.

Purpose: Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder with negative impact on function and quality of life. It is currently unclear whether vision-related quality of life is affected. The aim of this study was to determine whether vision-related quality of life is reduced by dystonia. Read More

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December 2018

Stroke After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Era of Transradial Intervention.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Dec;11(12):e006761

Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (S.S., S.K., M.S., Y.S., K.H., S.Y., K.F.).

Background: Periprocedural stroke is a rare but life-threatening complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Transradial intervention (TRI) is more beneficial than transfemoral intervention for periprocedural bleeding and acute kidney injuries, but its effect on periprocedural stroke has not been fully investigated. Our study aimed to assess risk predictors of periprocedural stroke according to PCI access site. Read More

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December 2018
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The impact of hyperthermia after acute carbon monoxide poisoning on neurological sequelae.

Hum Exp Toxicol 2018 Dec 14:960327118814151. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

2 Department of Preventive Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea.

This study investigated whether hyperthermia within the first 24 h after presentation was associated with long-term neurological outcomes after acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. This retrospective study included 200 patients with acute severe CO poisoning. Hyperthermia (≥ 37. Read More

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December 2018

[Micronutrients in enteral nutrition formulas. Is it possible to innovate?]

Nutr Hosp 2018 Apr 3;0(0):13-17. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

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The term "micronutrients" include vitamins and trace elements. Their recommended intakes in enteral formulas has been adhered to RDI/RDA and, in addition, their content is regulated in the European Union. However, deficiencies in micronutrients has been reported in specific patient groups under enteral nutrition (EN) in the last years. Read More

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A review of the gluten-free diet in non-celiac patients: beliefs, truths, advantages and disadvantages.

Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Dipartimento Chirurgico, Odontoiatrico e di Scienze Morfologiche con Interesse Trapiantologico, Oncologico e di Medicina Rigenerativa, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy -

A gluten-free diet is the safest treatment for the treatment of patient with celiac disease (CD) and other gluten-related disorders. However, in the last years, gluten-free diet is one of the most popular diet followed by the general population and by patients affected from others clinical conditions, such as non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), autism, neurological, psychiatric and rheumatologic diseases and for improving sports practice. This review highlights some questions about the appropriateness of follow this trend answering to some questions such as how safe are the current gluten-free products, what are the benefits and side effects of gluten-free diet and what are clinical conditions that might benefit from gluten avoidance. Read More

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December 2018

The Option of Motion Preservation in Cervical Spondylosis: Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Update.

Neurospine 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA), or total disc replacement, has emerged as an option in the past two decades for the management of 1- and 2-level cervical disc herniation and spondylosis causing radiculopathy, myelopathy, or both. Multiple prospective randomized controlled trials have demonstrated CDA to be as safe and effective as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, which has been the standard of care for decades. Moreover, CDA successfully preserved segmental mobility in the majority of surgical levels for 5-10 years. Read More

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December 2018

Protective Effects and Target Network Analysis of Ginsenoside Rg1 in Cerebral Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury: A Comprehensive Overview of Experimental Studies.

Cells 2018 Dec 12;7(12). Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Beijing Key Laboratory of Innovative Drug Discovery of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Natural Medicine) and Translational Medicine, Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100193, China.

Cerebral ischemia-reperfusion is a complicated pathological process. The injury and cascade reactions caused by cerebral ischemia and reperfusion are characterized by high mortality, high recurrence, and high disability. However, only a limited number of antithrombotic drugs, such as recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-TPA), aspirin, and heparin, are currently available for ischemic stroke, and its safety concerns is inevitable which associated with reperfusion injury and hemorrhage. Read More

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December 2018

Neuroprotective and Neurological/Cognitive Enhancement Effects of Curcumin after Brain Ischemia Injury with Alzheimer's Disease Phenotype.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Dec 12;19(12). Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090 Lublin, Poland.

In recent years, ongoing interest in ischemic brain injury research has provided data showing that ischemic episodes are involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease-like neuropathology. Brain ischemia is the second naturally occurring neuropathology, such as Alzheimer's disease, which causes the death of neurons in the CA1 region of the hippocampus. In addition, brain ischemia was considered the most effective predictor of the development of full-blown dementia of Alzheimer's disease phenotype with a debilitating effect on the patient. Read More

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December 2018
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The Potential Use of Plant Natural Products and Plant Extracts with Antioxidant Properties for the Prevention/Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases: In Vitro, In Vivo and Clinical Trials.

Molecules 2018 Dec 11;23(12). Epub 2018 Dec 11.

School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen AB10 7GJ, UK.

Neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, present a major health issue and financial burden for health care systems around the world. The impact of these diseases will further increase over the next decades due to increasing life expectancies. No cure is currently available for the treatment of these conditions; only drugs, which merely alleviate the symptoms. Read More

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December 2018

Neurological and Inflammatory Manifestations in Sjögren's Syndrome: The Role of the Kynurenine Metabolic Pathway.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Dec 8;19(12). Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Ribeirao Preto Medical School, Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP 14049-900 Brazil.

For decades, neurological, psychological, and cognitive alterations, as well as other glandular manifestations (EGM), have been described and are being considered to be part of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). Dry eye and dry mouth are major findings in SS. The lacrimal glands (LG), ocular surface (OS), and salivary glands (SG) are linked to the central nervous system (CNS) at the brainstem and hippocampus. Read More

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December 2018

Multiple Exon Skipping in the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Hot Spots: Prospects and Challenges.

J Pers Med 2018 Dec 7;8(4). Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G2H7, Canada.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a fatal X-linked recessive disorder, is caused mostly by frame-disrupting, out-of-frame deletions in the () gene. Antisense oligonucleotide-mediated exon skipping is a promising therapy for DMD. Exon skipping aims to convert out-of-frame mRNA to in-frame mRNA and induce the production of internally-deleted dystrophin as seen in the less severe Becker muscular dystrophy. Read More

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December 2018

Polyamine Homeostasis in Snyder-Robinson Syndrome.

Med Sci (Basel) 2018 Dec 7;6(4). Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

Loss-of-function mutations of the spermine synthase gene () result in Snyder-Robinson Syndrome (SRS), a recessive X-linked syndrome characterized by intellectual disability, osteoporosis, hypotonia, speech abnormalities, kyphoscoliosis, and seizures. As SMS catalyzes the biosynthesis of the polyamine spermine from its precursor spermidine, SMS deficiency causes a lack of spermine with an accumulation of spermidine. As polyamines, spermine, and spermidine play essential cellular roles that require tight homeostatic control to ensure normal cell growth, differentiation, and survival. Read More

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December 2018

Determinants of Plasma Docosahexaenoic Acid Levels and Their Relationship to Neurological and Cognitive Functions in PKU Patients: A Double Blind Randomized Supplementation Study.

Nutrients 2018 Dec 7;10(12). Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Division Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, LMU-Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, 80337 Munich, Germany.

Children with phenylketonuria (PKU) follow a protein restricted diet with negligible amounts of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Low DHA intakes might explain subtle neurological deficits in PKU. We studied whether a DHA supply modified plasma DHA and neurological and intellectual functioning in PKU. Read More

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December 2018

as a Model to Study Brain Innate Immunity in Health and Disease.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Dec 7;19(12). Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Biological Sciences, 300 Hackberry lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA.

Innate immunity is the first line of defense against invading pathogens and plays an essential role in defending the brain against infection, injury, and disease. It is currently well recognized that central nervous system (CNS) infections can result in long-lasting neurological sequelae and that innate immune and inflammatory reactions are highly implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration. Due to the conservation of the mechanisms that govern neural development and innate immune activation from flies to mammals, the lack of a classical adaptive immune system and the availability of numerous genetic and genomic tools, the fruit fly presents opportunities to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms associated with immune function in brain tissue and how they relate to infection, injury and neurodegenerative diseases. Read More

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December 2018

Compressive radial neuropathy by a synovial cyst during pregnancy: A clinical case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13455

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tung's Taichung Metroharbor Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

Rationale: Compressive radial neuropathy by a synovial cyst in the radial tunnel during pregnancy is a rare occurrence. The management of radial nerve compression caused by a synovial cyst in a pregnant patient is a surgical dilemma owing to the fetal and maternal risks of treatment.

Patient Concerns And Diagnosis: A 37-year-old pregnant woman presented with progressive forearm pain at the gestational age of 12 weeks. Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of sertraline in the treatment and prevention of poststroke depression: A meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13453

College of Medicine, Zhengzhou University of Industrial Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, PR China.

Background: Morbidity of poststroke depression (PSD) remains high worldwide. Additionally, PSD causes multiple sequelae. Although sertraline has been reported to be effective in treating PSD, many studies remain inconsistent. Read More

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December 2018
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Dark chocolate modulates platelet function with a mechanism mediated by flavan-3-ol metabolites.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13432

Department of Neurological, Biomedical and Movement Sciences, Clinical Biochemistry Section, University of Verona, Verona.

Cocoa is a rich source bioactive compounds, i.e., flavan-3-ols, and its consumption has been associated with several beneficial effects, such as the positive modulation of the hemostasis targeted by the platelet function. Read More

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December 2018

Hyponatremia: Prevalence and characteristics in internal medicine patients in southeast of China.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13389

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The First Hospital of Jilin University.

To determine the incidence, clinical features, etiology, risk factors, and mortality in internal medicine patients with hyponatremia (P-Na).A prospective survey was conducted in patients with P-Na, diagnosed at admission in an Internal Medicine Department. 692 patients were then selected and subsequently divided into 3 groups based on the severity of P-Na. Read More

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December 2018

Complete clinical and functional recovery following low-dose methotrexate related paraparesis in a patient with compound c.1298A>C AND c.677C>T MTHFR polymorphism: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13350

Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena and Clinical Genetics Usl Sudest, Misericordia Hospital, Grosseto, Italy.

Rationale: The mechanisms of action of MTX (methotrexate) in the treatment of RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and PsA (psoriatic arthritis) is related to its antifolic activity, due to the high affinity for enzymes that require folate cofactors as dihydrofolate reductase and to the anti-inflammatory activity derivated from the inhibition of thymidylate synthetase that leads to the over-production of adenosine.

Patient Concerns: Our patient was a 41-year-old female, affected by PsA in treatment since 2 years with low-dose methylprednisolone and low-dose subcutaneous MTX. The treatment was effective. Read More

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December 2018

Endovascular management of ruptured distal posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: A retrospective cohort study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13300

Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine.

Distal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm is a kind of rare intracranial aneurysm with controversial evidence in managements. The main purposes of this research are to study the safety and effectiveness of parent artery occlusion (PAO) compared with selective aneurysm coiling (SAC) as well as figure out factors that affect the outcomes.All characteristics of patients that diagnosed with ruptured distal PICA aneurysm and treated with endovascular management in our hospital from July 2009 to February 2016 were retrospectively collected. Read More

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December 2018