The Limbic System And Christian Sanctification, 2018 Dordt College
The Limbic System And Christian Sanctification, Tony N. Jelsma
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"Even when our limbic system conveys strong motivations to act in a particular way, we still have the ability and responsibility to think and act in a manner that pleases God."
Posting about the complexity of the human brain from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.
The Sleep Quality Using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index., 2018 CMH medical college Lahore
The Sleep Quality Using Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index., Khushbakht Khan Awan, Muhammad Talha Farooq, Pashma Farooq, Muhammad Yasir Tarar
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS)
Good quality and enough sleep are necessary for the proper cognitive performance of medical students. There is a wide prevalence of sleep disturbances among Pakistani medical students and there is a need to spread awareness regarding the problems concerning sleep patterns. OBJECTIVE: To determine the quality of sleep among first and final year medical students. METHODOLOGY: It’s a cross sectional study conducted at Services Institute of Medical College Lahore from the 10th May to 15th June 2016.A total of 300 Male and female medical students of first and final year were administered PSQI and their socio-demographic profile along ...
Sparse Recurrent Excitatory Connectivity In The Microcircuit Of The Adult Mouse And Human Cortex., 2018 Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Sparse Recurrent Excitatory Connectivity In The Microcircuit Of The Adult Mouse And Human Cortex., Stephanie C Seeman, Luke Campagnola, Pasha A Davoudian, Alex Hoggarth, Travis A Hage, Alice Bosma-Moody, Christopher A Baker, Jung Hoon Lee, Stefan Mihalas, Corinne Teeter, Andrew L Ko, Jeffrey G Ojemann, Ryder P Gwinn, Daniel L Silbergeld, Charles Cobbs, John Phillips, Ed Lein, Gabe Murphy, Christof Koch, Hongkui Zeng, Tim Jarsky
Generating a comprehensive description of cortical networks requires a large-scale, systematic approach. To that end, we have begun a pipeline project using multipatch electrophysiology, supplemented with two-photon optogenetics, to characterize connectivity and synaptic signaling between classes of neurons in adult mouse primary visual cortex (V1) and human cortex. We focus on producing results detailed enough for the generation of computational models and enabling comparison with future studies. Here, we report our examination of intralaminar connectivity within each of several classes of excitatory neurons. We find that connections are sparse but present among all excitatory cell classes and layers we sampled ...
Prothrombin Complex Concentrates Or Recombinant Factor Viia Are More Effective Than Fresh-Frozen Plasma At Lowering Inr In Patients With Liver Disease, Abel J. Ignatius
Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates
A critical appraisal and clinical application of Kwon JO, MacLaren R. Comparison of fresh-frozen plasma, four-factor prothrombin complex concentrates, and recombinant factor VIIa to facilitate procedures in critically ill patients with coagulopathy from liver disease: a retrospective cohort study. Pharmacotherapy. 2016;36(10):1047-1054. doi: 10.1002/phar.1827
Procarbazine, Ccnu And Vincristine (Pcv) Versus Temozolomide Chemotherapy For Patients With Low-Grade Glioma: A Systematic Review., 2018 Thomas Jefferson University; University of Toronto
Procarbazine, Ccnu And Vincristine (Pcv) Versus Temozolomide Chemotherapy For Patients With Low-Grade Glioma: A Systematic Review., Karim Hafazalla, Arjun Sahgal, Blessing Jaja, James R Perry, Sunit Das
Low-grade gliomas (LGG) encompass a heterogeneous group of tumors that are clinically, histologically and molecularly diverse. Treatment decisions for patients with LGG are directed toward improving upon the natural history while limiting treatment-associated toxiceffects. Recent evidence has documented a utility for adjuvant chemotherapy with procarbazine, CCNU (lomustine), and vincristine (PCV) or temozolomide (TMZ). We sought to determine the comparative utility of PCV and TMZ for patients with LGG, particularly in context of molecular subtype. A literature search of PubMed was conducted to identify studies reporting patient response to PCV, TMZ, or a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT). Eligibility ...
Distinct Neuropsychological Profile And Associated Neurochemical Changes In Individuals With Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, And Stroke-Like Episodes (Melas), 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Distinct Neuropsychological Profile And Associated Neurochemical Changes In Individuals With Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, And Stroke-Like Episodes (Melas), Emily B. Leaffer
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Background: Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Stroke-like Episodes (MELAS) is a maternally inherited progressive multisystemic disorder. Occurrence of seizure and/or stroke-like episode, as well as classic biomarkers (i.e., cerebral lactic acidosis, depleted N-acetylaspartate (NAA)), have been linked to neuropsychological deficit and trigger the developmental cascade of neurodegeneration affecting posterior prior to anterior brain regions. While a pattern of global deterioration has been reported, systematic examination in a large MELAS cohort has not been conducted.
Objective: First, we examined verbal and visual memory function and its relationship to brain metabolites (lactate, NAA) in individuals with MELAS. Second, we hypothesized ...
Hypoglycemic, Hypolipidemic And Antioxidant Effects Of Iridoid Glycosides Extracted From: Corni Fructus: Possible Involvement Of The Pi3k-Akt/Pkb Signaling Pathway, Jiefang Kang, Chen Guo, Rodolfo Thome, Ning Yang, Yuan Zhang, Xing Li, Xiaoyan Cao
Department of Neurology Faculty Papers
Iridoid glycosides (CIG) are the major component of Corni fructus. In this work, we researched the antioxidative, hypoglycemic and lowering blood lipids effects of CIG on diabetic mice induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) and streptozotocin (STZ). Furthermore, to investigate the molecular mechanism of action, the phosphorylation and protein expression of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and its downstream proteins, such as insulin receptor (INSR), protein kinase B (Akt/PKB) and glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) have been detected. The results showed that CIG significantly improved oral glucose tolerance in diabetic mice. Biochemical indices also revealed that CIG had a positive effect on ...
Implementation Of Aset Skin Safety Guideline By Lehigh Valley Health Network Committee Improves Extended Eeg Related Skin Breakdown, 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network
Implementation Of Aset Skin Safety Guideline By Lehigh Valley Health Network Committee Improves Extended Eeg Related Skin Breakdown, Jo Ann Coryell R. Eeg T, Cnim, Alexis Gerber R. Eeg T. Cltm, Sameh Morkous Md, Faan
Department of Medicine
No abstract provided.
Carnosol Modulates Th17 Cell Differentiation And Microglial Switch In Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, 2018 Thomas Jefferson University; Shaanxi Normal University
Carnosol Modulates Th17 Cell Differentiation And Microglial Switch In Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, Xing Li, Li Zhao, Juan-Juan Han, Fei Zhang, Shuai Liu, Lin Zhu, Zhe-Zhi Wang, Guang-Xian Zhang, Yuan Zhang
Department of Neurology Faculty Papers
Medicinal plants as a rich pool for developing novel small molecule therapeutic medicine have been used for thousands of years. Carnosol as a bioactive diterpene compound originated from Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) and Salvia officinalis, herbs extensively applied in traditional medicine for the treatment of multiple autoimmune diseases (1). In this study, we investigated the therapeutic effects and molecule mechanism of carnosol in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS). Carnosol treatment significantly alleviated clinical development in the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG35–55) peptide-induced EAE model, markedly decreased inflammatory cell infiltration into the central nervous system and ...
Enhanced Co-Registration Methods To Improve Intracranial Electrode Contact Localization., 2018 Drexel University
Enhanced Co-Registration Methods To Improve Intracranial Electrode Contact Localization., Walter A. Hinds, Amrit Misra, Michael R. Sperling, Ashwini Sharan, Joseph I. Tracy, Karen A. Moxon
Department of Neurology Faculty Papers
Background: Electrode contact locations are important when planning tailored brain surgeries to identify pathological tissue targeted for resection and conversely avoid eloquent tissue. Current methods employ trained experts to use neuroimaging scans that are manually co-registered and localize contacts within ~2 mm. Yet, the state of the art is limited by either the expertise needed for each type of intracranial electrode or the inter-modality co-registration which increases error, reducing accuracy. Patients often have a variety of strips, grids and depths implanted; therefore, it is cumbersome and time-consuming to apply separate localization methods for each type of electrode, requiring expertise across ...
Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy In Diabetes: A Predictor Of Cardiometabolic Events, 2018 Old Dominion University
Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy In Diabetes: A Predictor Of Cardiometabolic Events, Aaron I. Vinik, Carolina Casellini, Henri K. Parson, Sheri R. Colberg, Marie-Laure Nevoret
Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications
Autonomic nervous system (ANS) imbalance manifesting as cardiac autonomic neuropathy in the diabetic population is an important predictor of cardiovascular events. Symptoms and signs of ANS dysfunction, such as resting heart rate elevations, diminished blood pressure responses to standing, and altered time and frequency domain measures of heart rate variability in response to deep breathing, standing, and the Valsalva maneuver, should be elicited from all patients with diabetes and prediabetes. With the recognition of the presence of ANS imbalance or for its prevention, a rigorous regime should be implemented with lifestyle modification, physical activity, and cautious use of medications that ...
Dietary Inclusion Of Enriched Chicken Bone Broth Prevents Trigeminal Sensitization Meditated By Early Life Stress, 2018 Missouri State Univerity
Dietary Inclusion Of Enriched Chicken Bone Broth Prevents Trigeminal Sensitization Meditated By Early Life Stress, Orion Peterson
MSU Graduate Theses
Early life stress is considered a risk factor for development of migraine, which is a prevalent painful neurological disorder involving sensitization and activation of trigeminal neurons, and irritable bowel syndrome, a condition often comorbid with chronic migraine. The focus of my study was to determine the effects of early life stress and dietary inclusion of enriched chicken bone broth on trigeminal nociceptor sensitization and the gut microbiota. Adult Sprague-Dawley male “sender” rats subjected to primary traumatic stress were placed next to breeding or pregnant female rats that served as “receiver” rats (secondary traumatic stress) and in proximity to the offspring ...
Review Of Karyotypic Data From Low Grade Glial Brain Tumors, Specifically Pilocytic Astrocytomas, And Correlation Of Genetic Aberrations With Tumor Recurrence., Linda D. Cooley, Scott C. Smith, Lisa Warren, Melissa Gener, Kevin Ginn, John Herriges
Abstract: Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor of childhood. Approximately 50% of pediatric CNS tumors are low grade gliomas (WHO grade I or II) and Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is the most common accounting for 33% of all gliomas in children 0-14 years and ~18% of all childhood brain tumors. Prognosis with this slow-growing tumor is excellent; 10 year overall survival of ~95%. However, event free survival averages ~50%. Patient age and extent of tumor resection are key prognostic factors; tumor location and size impact resection and outcome. Histopathological features indicate PA is a benign tumor and rarely are ...
Evidence-Based Medicine, Media, And Manipulation., 2018 Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
Evidence-Based Medicine, Media, And Manipulation., Jens R Chapman, Karsten Wiechert, Jeffrey C Wang
No abstract provided.
Is There An Optimal Wound Closure Technique For Major Posterior Spine Surgery? A Systematic Review., 2018 Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
Is There An Optimal Wound Closure Technique For Major Posterior Spine Surgery? A Systematic Review., Emre Yilmaz, Ronen Blecher, Marc Moisi, Chandra Ankush, Thomas M O'Lynnger, Amir Abdul-Jabbar, Joseph R Dettori, Rod J Oskouian
Study Design: Systematic review.
Objectives: In patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion: (1) What are the types and risks of wound complications in major (≥3 levels) surgery, and does the risk vary by number of levels fused? (2) What types of fascial closure result in the fewest wound complications? (3) What subcutaneous closure technique is more effective in preventing wound complications for obese patients (body mass index >30 kg/m
Methods: Electronic databases and reference lists of key articles were searched from January 1, 2000 to December 4, 2017 to identify studies meeting inclusion criteria.
Results: Six lower quality retrospective studies ...
Nonketotic Hyperglycemia Induced Occipital Lobe Seizures: A Case Report, 2018 Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Nonketotic Hyperglycemia Induced Occipital Lobe Seizures: A Case Report, Samantha Richardson, Sona K. Shah
Marshall Journal of Medicine
Typically, nonketotic hyperglycemia induces partial motor seizures. We present a rare case of nonketotic hyperglycemia induced occipital lobe seizures and discuss the impact of hemoglobin A1c on seizure activity, typical imaging results, and use of anti epileptic drugs in management.
Fibroblasts As A Practical Alternative To Mesenchymal Stem Cells., 2018 Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics, John Wayne Cancer Institute and Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Santa Monica, CA, USA.
Fibroblasts As A Practical Alternative To Mesenchymal Stem Cells., Thomas E Ichim, Pete O'Heeron, Santosh Kesari
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy offers great potential for treatment of disease through the multifunctional and responsive ability of these cells. In numerous contexts, MSC have been shown to reduce inflammation, modulate immune responses, and provide trophic factor support for regeneration. While the most commonly used MSC source, the bone marrow provides relatively little starting material for cellular expansion, and requires invasive extraction means, fibroblasts are easily harvested in large numbers from various biological wastes. Additionally, in vitro expansion of fibroblasts is significantly easier given the robustness of these cells in tissue culture and shorter doubling time compared to typical ...
Predicting Gains With Visuospatial Training After Stroke Using An Eeg Measure Of Frontoparietal Circuit Function, 2018 University of California, Irvine
Predicting Gains With Visuospatial Training After Stroke Using An Eeg Measure Of Frontoparietal Circuit Function, Robert J. Zhou, Hossein M. Hondori, Maryam Khademi, Jessica M. Cassidy, Katherine M. Wu, Derek Z. Yang, Nikhita Kathuria, Fareshte R. Erani, Lucy Dodakian, Alison Mckenzie, Cristina V. Lopes, Walt Scacchi, Ramesh Srinivasan, Steven C. Cramer
Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research
The heterogeneity of stroke prompts the need for predictors of individual treatment response to rehabilitation therapies. We previously studied healthy subjects with EEG and identified a frontoparietal circuit in which activity predicted training-related gains in visuomotor tracking. Here we asked whether activity in this same frontoparietal circuit also predicts training-related gains in visuomotor tracking in patients with chronic hemiparetic stroke. Subjects (n = 12) underwent dense-array EEG recording at rest, then received 8 sessions of visuomotor tracking training delivered via home-based telehealth methods. Subjects showed significant training-related gains in the primary behavioral endpoint, Success Rate score on a standardized test of ...
The Course Of The V2 Segment Of The Vertebral Arteries In Klippel-Feil Syndrome: A Case Report., 2018 Neurosurgery, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA, USA.
The Course Of The V2 Segment Of The Vertebral Arteries In Klippel-Feil Syndrome: A Case Report., Asad Rizvi, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
Klippel-Feil syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by the fusion of one or more cervical vertebrae leading to limitations in the rotation, extension, and flexion of the neck and possible neurological symptoms. Other abnormalities can also be found in these patients. The anatomy of the vasculature can be abnormal in these patients including variations in the course and origin of the vertebral arteries potentially leading to intra-operative complications. Herein, we report a case of Klippel-Feil syndrome and detail the course of the vertebral arteries in an osteological specimen.
Radial Artery Injury With Attempted Intravenous Catheterization On The Dorsal Hand: A Case Report., 2018 Neurosurgery, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, USA.
Radial Artery Injury With Attempted Intravenous Catheterization On The Dorsal Hand: A Case Report., Yusuf Alimi, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
Intravenous (IV) access on the dorsum of the hand is of high clinical significance. As it is possible for an arterial injury during IV access on the dorsum of the hand to occur, clinicians and healthcare providers should be cognizant of regional anatomy and anatomical variations during IV placement so as to prevent injuries to the radial artery. We report a case of an injury to the radial artery with an attempted hand IV placement in a cadaver and suggest possible ways to prevent this complication.