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Rupture, reconstruction, and rehabilitation: A multi-disciplinary review of mechanisms for central nervous system adaptations following anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Knee 2021 Apr 15;30:78-89. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA; Division of Athletic Training, School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA; Division of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA.

Background: Despite surgical reconstruction and extensive rehabilitation, persistent quadriceps inhibition, gait asymmetry, and functional impairment remain prevalent in patients after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. A combination of reports have suggested underlying central nervous system adaptations in those after injury govern long-term neuromuscular impairments. The classic assumption has been to attribute neurophysiologic deficits to components of injury, but other factors across the continuum of care (e. Read More

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Role of microglial and endothelial CD36 in post-ischemic inflammasome activation and interleukin-1β-induced endothelial activation.

Brain Behav Immun 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10021. Electronic address:

Cerebral ischemia is associated with an acute inflammatory response that contributes to the resulting injury. The innate immunity receptor CD36, expressed in microglia and endothelium, and the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) are involved in the mechanisms of ischemic injury. Since CD36 has been implicated in activation of the inflammasome, the main source of IL-1β, we investigated whether CD36 mediates brain injury through the inflammasome and IL-1β. Read More

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Identification of patient benefit from proton beam therapy in brain tumour patients based on dosimetric and NTCP analyses.

Radiother Oncol 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

OncoRay - National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany; German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), partner site Dresden, and German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany; National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Partner Site Dresden, Germany: German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, Helmholtz Association / Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf (HZDR), Dresden, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: The limited availability of proton beam therapy (PBT) requires individual treatment selection strategies, such as the model-based approach. In this study, we assessed the dosimetric benefit of PBT compared to photon therapy (XRT), analysed the corresponding changes in normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) on a variety of available models, and illustrated model-based patient selection in an in-silico study for patients with brain tumours.

Methods: For 92 patients treated at two PBT centres, volumetric modulated arc therapy treatment plans were retrospectively created for comparison with the clinically applied PBT plans. Read More

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Identification of Deep Brain Stimulation Targets for Neuropathic Pain After Spinal Cord Injury Using Localized Increases in White Matter Fiber Cross-Section.

Neuromodulation 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Objectives: The spinal cord injury (SCI) patient population is overwhelmingly affected by neuropathic pain (NP), a secondary condition for which therapeutic options are limited and have a low degree of efficacy. The objective of this study was to identify novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) targets that may theoretically benefit those with NP in the SCI patient population. We hypothesize that localized changes in white matter identified in SCI subjects with NP compared to those without NP could be used to develop an evidence-based approach to DBS target identification. Read More

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Inhibition of dual leucine zipper kinase prevents chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and cognitive impairments.

Pain 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

The Neurodegeneration Consortium, Therapeutics Discovery Division, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States Laboratories of Neuroimmunology, Department of Symptom Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States Cancer Neuroscience Lab, School of Nursing, Department of Diagnostic Medicine, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States Institute for Applied Cancer Science, Therapeutics Discovery Division, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States.

Abstract: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairments (CICI) are common, often severe neurotoxic side effects of cancer treatment that greatly reduce quality of life of cancer patients and survivors. Currently, there are no Food and Drug Administration-approved agents for the prevention or curative treatment of CIPN or CICI. The dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK) is a key mediator of axonal degeneration that is localized to axons and coordinates the neuronal response to injury. Read More

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Characteristics Associated with the Use of an Inpatient Rehabilitation or Skilled Nursing Facility after Acute Care in Children with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dev Neurorehabil 2021 Apr 19:1-12. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Epidemiology Data Center, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh United States.

To characterize inpatient rehabilitation services for children with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), we included 254 children, whose parents/guardians reported receipt of rehabilitation within a 12-month follow-up period, from a multinational observational study. Children discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility after acute care were classified into the "inpatient rehabilitation" group, and children discharged home after acute care were classified into the "non-inpatient rehabilitation" group. Multivariable regression analyses determined the associations of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics with rehabilitation groups. Read More

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Model-based reconstruction algorithm in the detection of acute trauma-related lesions in brain CT examinations.

Neuroradiol J 2021 Apr 19:19714009211008751. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

School of Medicine, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

Background And Purpose: To evaluate the added value of a model-based reconstruction algorithm in the assessment of acute traumatic brain lesions in emergency non-enhanced computed tomography, in comparison with a standard hybrid iterative reconstruction approach.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively evaluated a total of 350 patients who underwent a 256-row non-enhanced computed tomography scan at the emergency department for brain trauma. Images were reconstructed both with hybrid and model-based iterative algorithm. Read More

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Cognitive Remediation as an Adjunct Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review.

Neuropsychol Rev 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, 2109, Australia.

Substance use disorders are associated with diverse neuropsychological impairments, with deficits in memory and executive functioning commonly observed. Cognitive remediation has been shown to be effective in other populations with cognitive impairments in these domains, including those with psychiatric disorders and acquired brain injuries, and it has been hypothesised to be similarly effective for those in treatment for substance use disorders. We aimed to systematically review the evidence for cognitive remediation interventions administered as an adjunct treatment to substance use rehabilitation. Read More

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The Cognitive-Communication Checklist for Acquired Brain Injury: A Means of Identifying, Recording, and Tracking Communication Impairments.

Sheila MacDonald

Am J Speech Lang Pathol 2021 Apr 19:1-16. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Sheila MacDonald & Associates, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Purpose The communication service needs of individuals with acquired brain injuries (ABIs) are frequently overlooked, leading to delays, denials, or premature discharge from communication interventions. This is particularly true for those with subtle cognitive-communication deficits, which may not be apparent until sufficiently challenged at work, in school, or in the community. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a referral tool that could promote understanding of the broad range of communication impairments that occur following ABI and lead to improved identification and referral. Read More

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New taxonomy for prolonged disorders of consciousness may help with decisions on withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration: A proposed decision-making pathway.

J Rehabil Med 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology (ciTechcare), Polytechnic of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal. E-mil:

The number of patients surviving severe brain injury is increasing; however, many are left in a prolonged disorder of consciousness. With appropriate treatment, patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness can survive for years. Unless an advance directive exists, the treating clinicians can authorize withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration for these patients, based on best interests. Read More

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Neuroprotection of Heme Oxygenase-2 in Mice AfterIntracerebral Hemorrhage.

J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2021 Apr;80(5):457-466

Department of Pathology, First Clinical Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China.

There are few effective preventive or therapeutic strategies to mitigate the effects of catastrophic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in humans. Heme oxygenase is the rate-limiting enzyme in heme metabolism; heme oxygenase-2 (HO-2) is a constitutively expressed heme oxygenase. We explored the involvement of HO-2 in a collagenase-induced mouse model of ICH in C57BL/6 wild-type and HO-2 knockout mice. Read More

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In vivo estimates of axonal stretch and 3D brain deformation during mild head impact.

Brain Multiphys 2020 Nov 3;1. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

The rapid deformation of brain tissue in response to head impact can lead to traumatic brain injury. In vivo measurements of brain deformation during non-injurious head impacts are necessary to understand the underlying mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and compare to computational models of brain biomechanics. Using tagged magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we obtained measurements of three-dimensional strain tensors that resulted from a mild head impact after neck rotation or neck extension. Read More

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A Longitudinal Observation of the Influence of Michigan Sports Concussion Law on Parents' Knowledge and Perception of Sport-Related Concussion.

Spartan Med Res J 2021 Apr 13;6(1):22067. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Ascension Genesys.

Introduction: In 2013, Michigan enacted legislation requiring parents and athletes to receive educational material concerning sport-related concussion (SRC). The aim of this study was to examine trends in concussion knowledge of parents from one community following implementation of Michigan's Sports Concussion Laws (MSCL).

Methods: A convenience sample of parents of students from a suburban school district were surveyed via district email at one year and five years post MSCL implementation. Read More

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Progress in mimicking brain microenvironments to understand and treat neurological disorders.

APL Bioeng 2021 Jun 8;5(2):020902. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA.

Neurological disorders including traumatic brain injury, stroke, primary and metastatic brain tumors, and neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Disease progression is accompanied by changes in the brain microenvironment, but how these shifts in biochemical, biophysical, and cellular properties contribute to repair outcomes or continued degeneration is largely unknown. Tissue engineering approaches can be used to develop models to understand how the brain microenvironment contributes to pathophysiological processes linked to neurological disorders and may also offer constructs that promote healing and regeneration . Read More

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Single Molecule Assay for Ultrasensitive Detection of Cathepsin B in Human Blood.

ACS Omega 2021 Apr 31;6(14):9609-9616. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Brain Trauma Neuroprotection Branch, Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, United States.

Cathepsin B (catB) is a lysosomal cysteine protease expressed in several cells and organs, where it plays a role in protein degradation and turnover. Extracellular, secreted catB has utility as a biomarker for a host of pathological or physiological states, including a myriad of cancers or neurological diseases and injuries. Analytical or diagnostic assessment may be limited by biological sample volume availability. Read More

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A Comparative Biology of Microglia Across Species.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 1;9:652748. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States.

Microglia are unique brain-resident, myeloid cells. They have received growing interest for their implication in an increasing number of neurodevelopmental, acute injury, and neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). Fate-mapping studies establish microglial ontogeny from the periphery during development, while recent transcriptomic studies highlight microglial identity as distinct from other CNS cells and peripheral myeloid cells. Read More

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Ghrelin-Mediated Regeneration and Plasticity After Nervous System Injury.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 25;9:595914. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Neuroanatomy and Molecular Brain Research, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany.

The nervous system is highly vulnerable to different factors which may cause injury followed by an acute or chronic neurodegeneration. Injury involves a loss of extracellular matrix integrity, neuronal circuitry disintegration, and impairment of synaptic activity and plasticity. Application of pleiotropic molecules initiating extracellular matrix reorganization and stimulating neuronal plasticity could prevent propagation of the degeneration into the tissue surrounding the injury. Read More

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Half-Brain Delineation for Prediction of Radiation-Induced Temporal Lobe Injury in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Receiving Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy.

Front Oncol 2021 1;11:599942. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Medical Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China.

Purpose: To investigate the role of half-brain delineation in the prediction of radiation-induced temporal lobe injury (TLI) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) receiving intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).

Methods And Materials: A total of 220 NPC cases treated with IMRT and concurrent platinum-based chemotherapy were retrospectively analyzed. Dosimetric parameters of temporal lobes, half-brains, and brains included maximum dose (D), doses covering certain volume (D) from 0. Read More

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Barriers to the Initiation of Home Modifications for Older Adults for Fall Prevention.

Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil 2021 30;12:21514593211002161. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Division of Trauma, Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.

Introduction: Home modifications are associated with decreased risk for falls and facilitate safe aging in place. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to procurement of home modifications for older adults.

Materials And Methods: Cross-sectional interviews by 2 separate (1 male and 1 female) researchers in a Midwestern city of home repair ("handyman") and construction businesses within 15 miles of the areas of interest (neighborhood with a high socioeconomic status and neighborhood with low socioeconomic status) with a publicly listed phone number (n = 98). Read More

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Spontaneous migration of a bullet in the cerebrum.

J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 13;2021(4):rjaa420. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Radiology, Gaziantep Dr. Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey.

Herein, we report the case of a 32-year-old man who experienced spontaneous migration of a bullet within the brain following a gunshot injury. Emergent computed tomography revealed the bullet located in the posterosuperior side of mesencephalon. During follow-up after 10 days, the neurological status of the patient had worsened. Read More

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T Cells Plead for Rejuvenation and Amplification; With the Brain's Neurotransmitters and Neuropeptides We Can Make It Happen.

Mia Levite

Front Immunol 2021 22;12:617658. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

T cells are essential for eradicating microorganisms and cancer and for tissue repair, have a pro-cognitive role in the brain, and limit Central Nervous System (CNS) inflammation and damage upon injury and infection. However, in aging, chronic infections, acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, cancer, chronic stress, depression and major injury/trauma, T cells are often scarce, exhausted, senescent, impaired/biased and dysfunctional. People with impaired/dysfunctional T cells are at high risk of infections, cancer, other diseases, and eventually mortality, and become multi-level burden on other people, organizations and societies. Read More

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Predictors and Correlates of Depression in Retired Elite Level Rugby League Players.

Front Neurol 2021 1;12:655746. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

There is considerable interest in determining whether later-in-life depression is associated with lifetime history of concussions or the duration of a career in professional contact and collision sports. Rugby league is a high-intensity collision sport involving a large number of tackles per game and a high rate of concussions. We examined predictors and correlates of depression in retired elite level rugby league players in Australia. Read More

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Telemonitoring of Patients With Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study.

Front Neurol 2021 1;12:598777. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Sant'Anna Institute, Crotone, Italy.

Telehealth systems have shown success in the remote management of several neurological disorders, but there is a paucity of evidence in disorders of consciousness (DOC). In this study, we explore the effectiveness of a new telemonitoring system, for monitoring Vegetative State (VS) and Minimally Conscious State (MCS) patients. This was a prospective, mono-center randomized controlled study. Read More

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Pathological Findings in COVID-19 as a Tool to Define SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis. A Systematic Review.

Front Pharmacol 2021 1;12:614586. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. COVID-19 still represents a worldwide health emergency, which causesa severe disease that has led to the death of many patients. The pathophysiological mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 determining the tissue damage is not clear and autopsycan be auseful tool to improve the knowledge of this infection and, thus, it can help achieve a timely diagnosis and develop an appropriate therapy. Read More

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Effects of Remote Immune Activation on Performance in the 5-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescence.

Front Behav Neurosci 2021 1;15:659679. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Head Injury Laboratory, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

In adult pre-clinical models, traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been shown to prime microglia, exaggerating the central inflammatory response to an acute immune challenge, worsening depressive-like behavior, and enhancing cognitive deficits. Whether this phenomenon exists following mTBI during adolescence has yet to be explored, with age at injury potentially altering the inflammatory response. Furthermore, to date, studies have predominantly examined hippocampal-dependent learning domains, although pre-frontal cortex-driven functions, including attention, motivation, and impulsivity, are significantly affected by both adolescent TBI and acute inflammatory stimuli. Read More

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Sustained Hippocampal Synaptic Pathophysiology Following Single and Repeated Closed-Head Concussive Impacts.

Front Cell Neurosci 2021 31;15:652721. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Therapeutics, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL, United States.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), and related diseases such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and Alzheimer's (AD), are of increasing concern in part due to enhanced awareness of their long-term neurological effects on memory and behavior. Repeated concussions, vs. single concussions, have been shown to result in worsened and sustained symptoms including impaired cognition and histopathology. Read More

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Inhibition of the NKCC1/NF-κB Signaling Pathway Decreases Inflammation and Improves Brain Edema and Nerve Cell Apoptosis in an SBI Rat Model.

Front Mol Neurosci 2021 31;14:641993. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Neurosurgery and Brain and Nerve Research Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Surgical brain injury (SBI) triggers microglia to release numerous inflammatory factors, leading to brain edema and neurological dysfunction. Reducing neuroinflammation and protecting the blood-brain barrier (BBB) are key factors to improve the neurological function and prognosis after SBI. Na-K-Cl cotransporter 1 (NKCC1) and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) have been implicated in the secretion of inflammatory cytokines by microglia in brain injury. Read More

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Severe Spinal Cord Injury in Rats Induces Chronic Changes in the Spinal Cord and Cerebral Cortex Metabolism, Adjusted by Thiamine That Improves Locomotor Performance.

Front Mol Neurosci 2021 29;14:620593. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

Our study aims at developing knowledge-based strategies minimizing chronic changes in the brain after severe spinal cord injury (SCI). The SCI-induced long-term metabolic alterations and their reactivity to treatments shortly after the injury are characterized in rats. Eight weeks after severe SCI, significant mitochondrial lesions outside the injured area are demonstrated in the spinal cord and cerebral cortex. Read More

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Genistein-3'-sodium sulfonate Attenuates Neuroinflammation in Stroke Rats by Down-Regulating Microglial M1 Polarization through α7nAChR-NF-κB Signaling Pathway.

Int J Biol Sci 2021 8;17(4):1088-1100. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Key Laboratory of Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases of Ministry of Education, Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou 341000, China.

Microglial M1 depolarization mediated prolonged inflammation contributing to brain injury in ischemic stroke. Our previous study revealed that Genistein-3'-sodium sulfonate (GSS) exerted neuroprotective effects in ischemic stroke. This study aimed to explore whether GSS protected against brain injury in ischemic stroke by regulating microglial M1 depolarization and its underlying mechanisms. Read More

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An Exploration of Sedentary Behavior Patterns in Community-Dwelling People With Stroke: A Cluster-Based Analysis.

J Neurol Phys Ther 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Science & Sport, UMC Utrecht Brain Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (W.H., M.F.P.); School of Health Sciences and Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia (W.H., D.B.S., C.E.); Center for Physical Therapy Research and Innovation in Primary Care, Julius Health Care Centers, Utrecht, the Netherlands (W.H., M.F.P.); Bioinformatics, Hunter Medical Research Institute, and School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (C.R.); Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (T.A.); Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (J.B.J.B.); Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (M.L.C.); School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom (S.F.M.C., L.P., Z.T.); Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (S.F.M.C.); Department of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (C.D., T.M.J.); Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (V.E., P.J.M.); National Head, School of Allied Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia (S.S.K.); Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia (N.M.); Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (G.M.); Stroke Research Group, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (S.A.M.); Department of Health Innovations and Technology, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (M.F.P.); Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (D.H.S.); Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Z.T.); UMC Utrecht Brain Center, Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine, De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (O.V.); and Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, Australia (C.E.).

Background And Purpose: Long periods of daily sedentary time, particularly accumulated in long uninterrupted bouts, are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. People with stroke are at high risk of recurrent events and prolonged sedentary time may increase this risk. We aimed to explore how people with stroke distribute their periods of sedentary behavior, which factors influence this distribution, and whether sedentary behavior clusters can be distinguished?

Methods: This was a secondary analysis of original accelerometry data from adults with stroke living in the community. Read More

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