Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5866/1510017
Headache Attributed to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder of Mastication
Mianwang He, Xiaolin Wang and Shengyuan Yu
Article Type: Editorial Letter | First Published: December 23, 2016
A 51-years-old man who had developed severe phobia, anxiety since took illicit drugs twice 10 years ago, subsequently palpitation and shortness of breath appeared, having a continuous feeling that someone would attack him and he would die soon. Only mastication can partially relieve phobia and anxiety, and continuous involuntary mastication habit with left side teeth was developed. Anxiety and depression diagnosis was made by local clinic, but he didn't take the prescribed drugs....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5866/1510016
Meta-analysis of Association between Helicobacter pylori Infection and Epilepsy
Gang Yao, Ping Wang, Xiang-Dan Luo and Ting-Min Yu
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 06, 2016
Despite recent research focus on the association between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and epilepsy there is no consensus about the findings. To obtain a more comprehensive estimate of the association we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the prevalence of H. pylori infection in epilepsy patients and healthy controls. PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Google Scholar and CINAHL were searched to identify eligible studies. ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5866/1510014
Predictive Factors of Brain Death in Acute Neurocritical Patients Identified as Potential Organ Donors
Guixing Xu, Ping Xu, Jing Zhao, Zhiyong Guo and Xiaoshun He
Article Type: Prospective Observational Study | First Published: August 25, 2016
In this prospective observational study, we collected clinical data of acute neurocritical patients with a potential progression to BD, who was admitted in the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yet-sen University from May 2015 to April 2016. Final endpoint was adjudicated brain death (BD). The clinical data were compared between patients who identified as BD within 7 days and those who identified beyond 7 days, the time of spontaneous respiratory arrest as start point. Neurological examination, l...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5866/1510013
Maternal Undernutrition in Rats Affects Hippocampal Development through Inhibition of Neurogenin 1
Marquis L Jessie, Lili C Kudo, Nancy Vi, Kimbley Lau, Mina Desai, Michael G Ross and Stanislav L Karsten
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 11, 2016
Maternal undernutrition (UN) in rats inhibits neurologic development in offspring. To investigate these alterations we compared hippocampal global gene expression profiles of UN and control newborn pups. Whole transcriptome microarray analysis revealed significant changes in the expression of several genes including Neurogenin1 (Ngn1), a known neuro developmental regulatory factor. Expression of Ngn1 in the UN hippocampus was nearly 70% reduced. Western blot analysis using antibodies against Ngn...