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Periodontitis and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

Periodontitis and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease Continue reading

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Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet

Behav Pharmacol. 2006 Sep; 17(5-6): 431–439.  PMCID: PMC2367001 NIHMSID: NIHMS42857 Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet Maciej Gasior,a Michael A. Rogawski,a and  Adam L. Hartmana,b Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Behav Pharmacol See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Go to: Abstract The ketogenic diet has been in clinical use for over 80 years, primarily for the symptomatic treatment of epilepsy. A recent clinical study has raised the possibility that exposure to the ketogenic diet may confer … Continue reading

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Coronary Heart Disease: Psychological Aspects

Psychological Aspects of Coronary Heart Disease: 126 Studies Published in 2012-2014 Another useful resource provided by the page of Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D. ABPP, including gems like: Vlachaki, C. and K. Maridaki Kassotaki (2013). “Coronary heart disease and emotional intelligence.” Glob J Health Sci 5(6): 156-165.

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Flatworms Recall Familiar Environs, Even after Losing Their Heads: Scientific American

Flatworms Recall Familiar Environs, Even after Losing Their Heads: Scientific American. Highly recommended reading. As it turns out, one does not have to go all the way down the evolutionary ladder to be reminded that even brain-impaired or brain-damaged individuals (whether through TBI, dementia, various levels of unconsciousness, or simply sleep) have not only memories, but continue to experience emotions, good and bad. As an illustration that the brain is made of many different levels and parts, here is a recent paper by Feinstein et … Continue reading

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Traumatic brain injury may be an independent risk factor for stroke

Traumatic brain injury may be an independent risk factor for stroke James F. Burke, MD, MS, Jessica L. Stulc, MD, MPH, Lesli E. Skolarus, MD, MS, Erika D. Sears, MD, MS, Darin B. Zahuranec, MD, MS and Lewis B. Morgenstern, MD +Show Affiliations | + Show Full Disclosures Correspondence to Dr. Burke: jamesbur@umich.edu Published online before print June 26, 2013, doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318297eecf Neurology July 2, 2013 vol. 81 no. 1 33-39 Abstract Full Text Full Text (PDF) Also available: Figures Only PPT Slides of All … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective properties of magnesium infusion during carotid endarterectomy, and beyond?

Went to a masterful talk by E. Sander Connolly at the Lenox Hill Hospital neurology conference last week. This is one of many interesting take-away points. Differential blood-brain barrier penetration by the various statins is another one – currently looking into how this impacts clinical decision making. MP J Neurosurg. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 July 1. Published in final edited form as: J Neurosurg. 2009 May; 110(5): 961–967. doi:  10.3171/2008.9.17671 PMCID: PMC2684565 NIHMSID: NIHMS101036 Intraoperative magnesium infusion during carotid endarterectomy: a double-blind placebo-controlled … Continue reading

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25-Hydroxyvitamin D, dementia, and cerebrovascular… [Neurology. 2010] – PubMed – NCBI

Neurology. 2010 Jan 5;74(1):18-26. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181beecb7. Epub 2009 Nov 25. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, dementia, and cerebrovascular pathology in elders receiving home services. Buell JS, Dawson-Hughes B, Scott TM, Weiner DE, Dallal GE, Qui WQ, Bergethon P, Rosenberg IH, Folstein MF, Patz S, Bhadelia RA, Tucker KL. Source Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has potential adverse effects on neurocognitive health and subcortical function. However, no studies have examined … Continue reading

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Current Affairs: Hillary Clinton’s Illness and Prognosis of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

  Our classic long-term follow up of CVT. Fulltext is available here, courtesy of Stroke: Stroke. 1996; 27: 243-246 doi: 10.1161/01.STR.27.2.243 Long-term Prognosis in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Follow-up of 77 Patients Maurice Preter, MD; Christophe Tzourio, MD; Alain Ameri, MD; Marie-Germaine Bousser, MD + Author Affiliations From the Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (M.P.); INSERM, U 360, Recherches Epidémiologiques en Neurologie et Psychopathologie, La Salpêtrière, Paris (C.T.); Service de Neurologie, Hôpital de Meaux, Meaux (A.A.); and Service de Neurologie, Hôpital … Continue reading

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Michael Holick MD’s Vitamin D lecture – essential viewing

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Inflammation is the common link among the leading causes of death.

Psychosom Med. 2010 May;724:365-9. Epub 2010 Apr 21. Stress, food, and inflammation: psychoneuroimmunology and nutrition at the cutting edge. Kiecolt-Glaser JK. Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1228, USA. Janice.Kiecolt-Glaser@osumc.edu Abstract Inflammation is the common link among the leading causes of death. Mechanistic studies have shown how various dietary components can modulate key pathways to inflammation, including sympathetic activity, oxidative stress, transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB activation, and proinflammatory cytokine production. Behavioral … Continue reading

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Physical Activity Prevents Progression for Cognitive Impairment and Vascular Dementia

Results From the LADIS (Leukoaraiosis and Disability) Study via Physical Activity Prevents Progression for Cognitive Impairment and Vascular Dementia.   Skip to main page content Stroke Home • Subscriptions • Archives • Feedback • Authors • Help • AHA Journals Home Search: GO Advanced Search User Name Password Sign In Original Contribution Physical Activity Prevents Progression for Cognitive Impairment and Vascular Dementia Results From the LADIS (Leukoaraiosis and Disability) Study Ana Verdelho, MD, Sofia Madureira, PsyD, José M. Ferro, MD, PhD, Hansjörg Baezner, MD, PhD, … Continue reading

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Exposure to light at night alters outcome to stroke

Didn’t some of us suspect that frequent sleep disruption and lights on at odd hours couldn’t be all that conducive to healing (not limited to post-stroke/CNS, also post-surgical wound healing etc.)? Exposure to dim light at night, a common occurrence in hospital rooms, increases short-term mortality and compromises recovery from cerebral ischemia. via OASIS.

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