Yearly Archives: 2012

Vitamin D deficiency treated by consuming UVB-irradiated mushrooms

Vitamin D deficiency treated by consuming UVB-irradiated mushrooms. Vitamin D deficiency treated by consuming UVB-irradiated mushrooms Andrew Ozzard, DCH, MRCPCH, GP Registrar and Gurdip Hear, BSc, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, GP Trainer Crosby House Surgery, Slough Gavin Morrison, MBBS, FY1 Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Cheshire Mike Hoskin, DRCOG, MRCGP, GP Trainer Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Abstract Deficiency of vitamin D is usually caused by dietary deficiency and/or lack of exposure to sunlight in dark skinned individuals living at northern … Continue reading

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ADJUVANT USE OF THE KETOGENIC DIET FOR THE TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMORS INHIBITS CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 EXPRESSION AND REDUCES TUMOR-ASSOCIATED EDEMA

53. Basic Science Title: ADJUVANT USE OF THE KETOGENIC DIET FOR THE TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMORS INHIBITS CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 EXPRESSION AND REDUCES TUMOR-ASSOCIATED EDEMA Author: Adrienne C Scheck PhD Co-authors Eric C. Woolf, Gregory Turner, Vikram D. Kodibagkar, Rohini Vidya Shankar, Mark C. Preul, Mohammed G. Abdelwahab, Julie A. Charlton. Phoenix, AZ Keywords: glioma, edema, cyclooxygenase 2, mouse model Malignant gliomas are uniformly fatal despite treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. One source of morbidity is brain edema caused by tumor growth and/or treatment. This … Continue reading

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A PET AND MRI APPROACH TO STUDY BRAIN GLUCOSE AND KETONE METABOLISM DURING AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE.

52. Title A PET AND MRI APPROACH TO STUDY BRAIN GLUCOSE AND KETONE METABOLISM DURING AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. Author: Alexandre Courchesne-Loyer, MSc1,2, Co-Authors: Christian A. Castellano, PhD1,2, Scott Nugent, BSc1,2, Maggie Roy, MSc1,2, Mélanie Fortier, MSc1, Sébastien Tremblay, PhD1,4, Éric Turcotte MD4, Tamas Fulop MD, PhD1,3, Stephen C. Cunnane, PhD1,2,3, (1) Research Center on Aging, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (2) Department Physiology and Biophysics, Université de Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (3) Department of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (4) Department of Radiobiology and Nuclear Medicine, … Continue reading

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Two adult case reports of improved neurological status with the removal of gluten from diet

Two adult case reports of improved neurological status with the removal of gluten from diet Author: Sue Wood Co-author Beth Zupec-Kania 1.Dietitian, Matthews Friends Clinics 2.Nutrition Consultant Key words: 1. Gluten-free 2. Gluten sensitivity 3. Epilepsy 4. Neurological dysfunction Introduction: Gluten sensitivity is a systemic autoimmune or immune mediated disease with diverse manifestations 1. Coeliac disease (CD) is the most commonly recognized of these and estimated to occur in at least 1% of the population. There has been conflicting data provided by studies of the … Continue reading

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The effect and Long-term retention rate of ketogenic diet in Chinese patients.

The effect and Long-term retention rate of ketogenic diet in Chinese patients Author: DENG Yu Hong Co-authors ZHOU Jin-Hua, LI Bing-Mei, LIU Xiao-Rong, LIAO Wei-Ping Changgang Dong road 250, haiZhu, Guangzhou, GuangDong, P.R China,510260 Keyword 1 ketogenic diet Keyword 2 refractory epilepsy Keyword 3 effect Keyword 4 retention rate Objective: To evaluate the effect and long-term retention of ketogenic diet (KD) in add-on therapy for refractory epilepsy patients with Chinese eating habits. Methods: 28 Chinese patients with refractory epilepsy were recruited in one and half … Continue reading

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Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract elicits antinociceptive activity, potentiates morphine analgesia and suppresses morphine hyperalgesia in rats

J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Oct 28;132(1):200-5. Epub 2010 Aug 14. Olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract elicits antinociceptive activity, potentiates morphine analgesia and suppresses morphine hyperalgesia in rats. Esmaeili-Mahani S, Rezaeezadeh-Roukerd M, Esmaeilpour K, Abbasnejad M, Rasoulian B, Sheibani V, Kaeidi A, Hajializadeh Z. Source Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran. semahani@yahoo.com Abstract AIM OF THE STUDY: Olive (Olea europaea) leaves are used as anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, antipyretic, vasodilatory, hypotensive, antidiuretic and hypoglycemic agents in traditional medicine. Recently, it … Continue reading

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Daily social interactions that are negative and competitive are associated prospectively with heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 7;109(6):1878-82. Epub 2012 Jan 23. Negative and competitive social interactions are related to heightened proinflammatory cytokine activity. Chiang JJ, Eisenberger NI, Seeman TE, Taylor SE. Source Department of Psychology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. Abstract Research has consistently documented that social relationships influence physical health, a link that may implicate systemic inflammation. We examined whether daily social interactions predict levels of proinflammatory cytokines IL-6 and the soluble receptor … Continue reading

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Social pain–the painful feelings associated with social disconnection–rely on some of the same neurobiological substrates that underlie experiences of physical pain

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2012 May 3;13(6):421-34. doi: 10.1038/nrn3231. The pain of social disconnection: examining the shared neural underpinnings of physical and social pain. Eisenberger NI. Source University of California, Department of Psychology, 4444 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA. neisenbe@ucla.edu Abstract Experiences of social rejection, exclusion or loss are generally considered to be some of the most ‘painful’ experiences that we endure. Indeed, many of us go to great lengths to avoid situations that may engender these experiences (such as public speaking). Why is … Continue reading

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An endogenous opioid deficiency/expanded suffocation false alarm theory model of panic disorder.

These are the slides from my  talk at the First International Symposium on Translational Models of Panic Disorder. Vitoria, ES, Brazil, November 16-18, 2012.

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Michael Holick MD’s Vitamin D lecture – essential viewing

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Neonatal maternal separation disrupts regulation of sl… [Sleep. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI

Listening to fascinating data by Richard Kinkead at http://www.simposiodopanico.com.br/site/?lang=en. Here is a relevant abstract: Sleep. 2009 Dec;3212:1611-20. Neonatal maternal separation disrupts regulation of sleep and breathing in adult male rats. Kinkead R, Montandon G, Bairam A, Lajeunesse Y, Horner R.SourceCentre de Recherche du CHUQ, Hôpital St-François d’Assise, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Richard.Kinkead@crsfa.ulaval.caAbstractSTUDY OBJECTIVES:Neonatal maternal separation NMS disrupts development of cardiorespiratory regulation. Adult male rats previously subjected to NMS are hypertensive and show a hypoxic ventilatory response greater than that of controls. These results have been … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Co-Morbidity of Headache NHF www.headaches.org Webinar Nov 13 2012

Slides and discussion. Psychiatric Co-Morbidity of Headache NHF www.headaches.org Webinar Nov 13 2012

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