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(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include seafood consumption and Alzheimer's disease, transcranial stimulation for tinnitus, long-term use of marijuana and cognition, and mobile texts for medication adherence
Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is significantly associated with a reduction over time in beta-amyloid accumulation, a biomarker of cerebral Alzheimer's disease pathology, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
Soft Matter, 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01636D, PaperGalya Staneva, Nicolas Puff, Stanislav Stanimirov, Todor Tochev, Miglena I. Angelova, Michel Seigneuret The Alzheimer amyloid β-peptide binds to the liquid-disordered lipid phase and modulates the nanodomain–microdomain size dynamics of raft-mimicking Lo domains in model membranes containing the ganglioside GM1. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The first is the treatment in a clinical trial of the first patient that uses focused ultrasound to open the blood brain barrier.
The small study of 61 patients at Washington University suggests a technique that, if successful, would be a better alternative to the current questionnaire screening method.
ConclusionsInitial results of DBS studies for diverse neurological disorders are encouraging but larger, controlled, prospective, homogeneous clinical trials are necessary to establish long term safety and effectiveness. The field of neuromodulation continues to evolve and advances in DBS technology, stereotactic techniques, neuroimaging, and DBS programming capabilities are shaping the present and future of DBS research and use in practice.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Conclusions Treatment with benzodiazepines and non-opioid analgesics was more frequent in the tinnitus group, whereas the VMH group showed a higher prevalence of hearing loss and treatment with acetylsalicylic acid. The causes of VMH were dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer disease, and focal lesions in the mesencephalon, pons, left temporal lobe, or left claustrum.
Conclusions:This is the first case study to report the clinical and neuropathological features of SIS. Larger autopsy samples are needed to systematically identify clinicopathological correlates of SIS to facilitate research on risk factors and preventative strategies (e.g., return-to-play guidelines) to prevent unnecessary fatalities in young athletes.Study Supported by: This work was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (1U01NS086659-01, U01NS093334, R01NS078337, R56NS078337), Department of Defense (W81XWH-13-2-0064), Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Affairs Biorepository (...
This article does not include any meta-analysis and aims simply at providing a comprehensive overview of the raw data reported in this field to date, as an aid to researchers.
Diminished hearing can quickly isolate a person. It ’s exhausting to focus on the minutia of a conversation just to ensure processing the important points. It takes concentration, focus and considerable energy!By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading RoomMy mother, Elizabeth Ward whose story is profiled in my memoirI Will Never Forget, died from Alzheimer ’s in 2011.If the ravages of brain cell gobbling Alzheimer ’s Disease weren’t enough, she was also stone deaf from Meniere’s Disease.How to Listen to an Alzheimer's PatientSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Meniere ’s is a dis...
If you're one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), your doctor has probably told you there isn't much they can do for you. Mainstream medicine doesn't have a cure for CKD. What they do have is a lot of drugs to treat the symptoms of it. And most of the drugs will leave you worse off than before you started taking them… Like ESAs, which are prescribed to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. These dangerous drugs can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and seizures. And if your kidneys fail, your only options are dialysis or a kidney transplant...