The neurophysiological and evolutionary considerations of close combat: A modular approach.
The neurophysiological and evolutionary considerations of close combat: A modular approach. Hell J Nucl Med. 2017 Sep-Dec;20 Suppl:162 Authors: Dervenis K, Tsialogiannis E Abstract Close Combat may be identified as a physical confrontation involving armed or unarmed fighting, lethal and/or non-lethal methods, or even simply escape from and/or de-escalation of the confrontation. Our model hypothesizes that distinct areas of the brain are utilized for specific levels of violence, based on evolutionary criteria, and that these levels of violence bring into effect distinct physiological criteria and kinesiology. This model is outlined similar to Paul D. MacLean's triune brain theory, but incorporates distinct processes inherent to the autonomic nervous system (i.e. a "quadrune brain"), and correlates the observed level of violence to a particular response to a specific neural complex associated with very specific reactive kinesiology in the body. Our hypothesis is that the reverse also holds true: specific movements, scenarios and breathing will "activate" corresponding neural centres that in turn correlate to a respective level of violence. Moreover, socio-historic records bear out the premise that specific behavioural violations of social protocols act as "triggers" for assaultive and lethal force involving weapons, and it is very likely that these triggers (and the concomitant decision to engage in assault or lethal force) are...
Conclusion: Our finding suggested a link between serum potassium levels and a diagnosis of MCI in Mexican-Americans. The results of this study support a previous research which has suggested that the risk factors for MCI may vary by ethnicity.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:151 –157
Journal Name: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy Issue: Ahead of print
Brachyonychia is a rare manifestation in patients with chronic kidney disease. Longtime disease, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemodialysis are common conditions among those who present it. We evaluated 8 cases who presented brachyonychia in the nephrology department and compared the clinical versus the radiographic findings, and evaluated how the tissue adjusts to the underlying bone structure, giving different forms to the nails. We conclude that brachyonychia and acroosteolysis in chronic kidney disease suggest long-term disease, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemodialysis, besides it being a good model on how ...
HOSPITALS are failing to identify dementia in more than a third of patients who have the illness, a study revealed yesterday. Sufferers are frequently admitted for other problems because they are often unable to properly care for themselves.
Conclusion High rates of favorable angiographic and clinical outcomes were found among AIS patients receiving ET in our single-center experience, particularly among transferred in patients. The establishment of a stroke network may help in the efficient transfer and assembly of appropriate resources for eligible patients that are transferred in for ET. PMID: 29683786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion The results suggested that there was a potential association between CNCNA1C gene and the risk factor of LAA stroke in Chinese Han population. PMID: 29683785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions Our single-center retrospective experience is one of the larger studies to date assessing the LVIS device. Compared with many laser-cut stent studies, the LVIS device had a higher aneurysm complete occlusion rate at follow-up coupled with low complication rates. However, this study was our initial experience with LVIS, larger patient numbers, and longer follow-up will be needed to fully assess the long-term efficacy of LVIS in treating intracranial aneurysms. PMID: 29683412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions The bEnd3 cell line represents a useful in vitro tool for studying BBB characteristics and drug transport mechanisms at the BBB. PMID: 29683403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Discussion These results indicated that embelin can effectively suppress CUS-induced depressive-like behaviors through increasing BDNF expression, preventing brain from oxidative stress and neuronal inflammation, and normalizing the HPA activity. PMID: 29681219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Yang H, Rajah G, Guo A, Wang Y, Wang Q Abstract Stroke is an important cause of seizures and epilepsy in adults, particularly among the elderly. The incidence of stroke increases yearly as life expectancy increases and the number of patients with post-stroke seizures and epilepsy is also rising. Post-stroke epilepsy accounts for nearly 50% of newly diagnosed epilepsy among patients over 60 years of age. With increasing stroke awareness and advanced treatments, increased attention is paid to post-stroke seizures and epilepsy including its diagnosis and treatment. There has been a plethora of research o...