Motor cortex stimulation does not lead to  functional recovery after experimental cortical injury in rats.

CONCLUSION: The use of MCS as a standalone treatment did not improve motor impairments in a rat model of severe cortical damage given our specific treatment modalities. PMID: 28506001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Peter William Stubbs, Jesper Mortensen
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Conclusions Random forests can classify brain PET as positive or negative for amyloid deposition and suggest key clinically relevant, regional features for classification.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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We examined human lung tissue from COPD patients and normal control subjects, and found a substantial increase in p16-expressing alveolar cells in COPD patients. Using a transgenic mouse deficient for p16, we demonstrated that lungs of mice lacking p16 were structurally and functionally resistant to CS-induced emphysema due to activation of IGF1/Akt regenerative and protective signaling. Fat Tissue Surrounds Skeletal Muscle to Accelerate Atrophy in Aging and Obesity Researchers her...
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In this study, we applied a data-driven approach to construct a stroke atlas of the brain using hierarchical density clustering in large number of infarct lesions, assuming that voxels/regions supplied by a common end-artery tend to infarct together.MethodsA total of 793 infarct lesions on MRI scans of 458 patients were segmented and coregistered to MNI-152 standard brain space. Applying a voxel-wise data-driven hierarchical density clustering algorithm, we identified those voxels that were most likely to be part of same infarct lesions in our dataset. A step-wise clustering scheme was applied, where the clustering thresho...
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In conclusion, in the absence of obesity, visceral adipose tissue possesses a pronounced anti-inflammatory phenotype during aging which is further enhanced by exercise. Methods of Inducing Cellular Damage are Rarely Relevant to Aging, and the Details Matter One of the major challenges in aging research is determining whether or not models of cellular or organismal damage and its consequences are in any way relevant to the natural processes of aging. One can hit a brick with...
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Conclusion: This case report suggests that further randomized studies may evaluate whether repeated IVtPA may be safe and effective in ERS occurring shortly after a previous stroke when patients experience a period of complete neurological regression, minor disability, and a small infarct volume. Should the hypothesis be confirmed, small volume core and wide volume penumbra at perfusion CT may support the decision of adopting IVtPA repetition.
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Inflow malposition during surgery, postoperative pump migration, inflow obstruction, and right ventricular compression are major contributors to low flow and adverse events in patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs). These position abnormalities can lead to adverse events including ischemic stroke. To address these problems, we conducted a virtual anatomical fitting study and hemodynamic simulation on iterative cannula designs, resulting in the EVAHEART 2 with the novel double-cuff tipless (DCT) inflow cannula and smaller pump design. Anatomical fitting was based on computed tomography scans of six patients with he...
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