Wish to die and reasons for living among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Verschueren A, Kianimehr G, Belingher C, Salort-Campana E, Loundou A, Grapperon AM, Attarian S.

OBJECTIVE: In Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), disease severity, ineffective treatment, and increasing dependence on caregivers may give rise to hopelessness and suicidal ideation among patients. In clinical practice, the desire for death among patient...
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Alec L. W. Dick1, Khen Khermesh2, Evan Paul1, Fabian Stamp1, Erez Y. Levanon3 and Alon Chen1,4*1Department of Stress Neurobiology and Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany2CytoReason, Tel-Aviv, Israel3The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of LifeSciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel4Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IsraelAdenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing is a co-/posttranscriptional modification of double-stranded RNA, catalyzed by the adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR) family of enzymes, which results in recognition of inosine as guano...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Silvia Pregnolato1*, Elavazhagan Chakkarapani1, Anthony R. Isles2 and Karen Luyt1 1Department of Neonatal Neurology, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom 2Behavioural Genetics Group, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of child death worldwide and a top global health priority. Among the survivors, the risk of life-long disabilities is high, including cerebral palsy and impairment of movement, cognition, and behavior. U...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
In this study, we show that calorie restriction is protective against age-related increases in senescence and microglia activation and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in an animal model of aging. Further, these protective effects mitigated age-related decline in neuroblast and neuronal production, and enhanced olfactory memory performance, a behavioral index of neurogenesis in the SVZ. Our results support the concept that calorie restriction might be an effective anti-aging intervention in the context of healthy brain aging. Greater Modest Activity in Late Life Correlates with Lower Incidence of Dementia ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine in a systematic manner if the C9orf72 phenotype might extend beyond frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to include psychiatric disease. METHODS: A validated ...
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In this study, we found that TXNIP deficiency induces accelerated senescent phenotypes of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells under high glucose condition and that the induction of cellular ROS or AKT activation is critical for cellular senescence. Our results also revealed that TXNIP inhibits AKT activity by a direct interaction, which is upregulated by high glucose and H2O2 treatment. In addition, TXNIP knockout mice exhibited an increase in glucose uptake and aging-associated phenotypes including a decrease in energy metabolism and induction of cellular senescence and aging-associated gene expression. We propose that...
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ConclusionNine out of ten chronic neurological diseases were associated with an increased risk of suicide attempt. These data must be considered for clinicians treating this vulnerable group of patients.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This novel technology discriminates and quantifies subtle differences in behavior and neurological impairments in subjects afflicted with neurological injury/disease. KINARM assessments can be incorporated into multi-center trials (e.g., monitoring stroke motor recovery: NCT02928393). Further studies will determine if KINARM Labs can demonstrate a clinical effect with fewer subjects over a shorter trial period. Disclosures/funding: Dr. Stephen Scott is the inventor of KINARM and CSO of BKIN Technologies.   Multiplexed mass spectrometry assay identifies neurodegeneration biomarkers in CSF Presenter: Chelsky...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Assessment Tools biomarkers Cognition Current Issue Drug Development General Genetics Medical Issues Neurology Patient Assessment Psychopharmacology Scales Special Issues Supplements Trial Methodology clinical trials CNS Su Source Type: research
Conclusions:Compared to cancer patients as well as the all-cause DWD cohort in Oregon and Washington, more ALS patients used the prescribed aid-in-dying medications. Although they were a small percentage of the ALS patients participating with DWD, patients who did not use the medication were equally concerned about loss of dignity but were less concerned about being a burden on family, friends, or caregivers.Disclosure: Dr. Wang has received personal compensation for activities with Patient Care America as speaker. Dr. Elliott has nothing to disclose. Dr. Weiss has received personal compensation for activities with Walgree...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Practice, Policy, and Ethics III Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Respiratory failure was the most frequent cause of death in our cohort of ALS patients. In contrast, pneumonia and nutritional disorders played a less important role as the cause of death. The phenotypic expression of ALS might in part allow the cause of the prospective death to be predicted. Differentiation of ALS phenotypes is an important foundation for patient counseling on the process of dying to be expected and for the determination of an individual palliative concept. PMID: 28184974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
The question is not whether disruptive technologies will transform the healthcare job market, but rather how and when will it happen. Healthcare navigators, augmented/virtual reality operation planners and nanomedicine engineers in the second part of my article series about future jobs in healthcare. As I am certain that the huge waves of technological change transform the medical professional palette; based on the current and prospective trends in digital health technologies I envisioned what potential new professions could appear in our lives. Don’t miss the first part of the list! If you have an idea about another...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine artificial intelligence augmented reality brain-computer interface cyborg gamification gc4 Health Innovation nanotechnology Personalized medicine psychology robotics virtual reality Source Type: blogs
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