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Alex Iranzo, Joan Santamaría, Francesc Valldeoriola, Monica Serradell, Manel Salamero, Carles Gaig, Aida Niñerola-Baizan, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Albert Lladó, Roberto De Marzi, Ambra Stefani, Klaus Seppi, Javier Pavia, Birgit Högl, Werner Poewe, Eduard Tolosa, Francesc Lomeña September 3, 2017

Abstract

Objective: To determine the usefulness of dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging to identify idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (IRBD) patients at risk for short-term development of clinically-defined synucleinopathy.

Methods: Eighty-seven patients with polysomnography-confirmed IRBD underwent 123I-FP-CIT DAT-SPECT. Results were compared with 20 matched controls without RBD who underwent DAT-SPECT.

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Praveen Kumar Simhadri, Ruchi Malwade, Ravisankar Vanka, Venkata Prasuja Nakka, Gowthamarajan Kuppusamy, Prakash Babu Phanithi September 3, 2017

ABSTRACT

Objective: Loss of cognition even after survival is the salient feature of cerebral malaria (CM). Currently, the fate of neuronal morphology is not studied at the ultra-structural level in CM. Recent studies suggest that maintenance of neuronal morphology and dendritic spine density (actin dynamics in particular) are essential for proper cognitive functions.

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Juan Darío Ortigoza-Escobar, Majid Alfadhel, Marta Molero-Luis, Niklas Darin, Ronen Spiegel, Irenaeus F. de Coo, Mike Gerards, Robert W. Taylor, Rafael Artuch, Marwan Nashabat, Pilar Rodríguez-Pombo, Brahim Tabarki, Belén Pérez-Dueñas, September 3, 2017

Primary and secondary conditions leading to thiamine deficiency have overlapping features in children, presenting with acute episodes of encephalopathy, bilateral symmetric brain lesions, and high excretion of organic acids that are specific of thiamine-dependent mitochondrial enzymes, mainly lactate, alpha-ketoglutarate, and branched chain keto-acids.

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Laure Mazzola, Jean-Pierre Royet, Hélène Catenoix, Alexandra Montavont, Jean Isnard, François Mauguière September 3, 2017

Objective

Despite numerous studies suggesting the role of insular cortex in the processing of gustatory and olfactory inputs, the exact location of olfactogustatory representation in the insula remains controversial. Here we provide a functional mapping of olfactory–gustatory responses to stimulation of the human insular cortex.

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Laura Rossini, Rita Garbelli, Vadym Gnatkovsky, Giuseppe Didato, Flavio Villani, Roberto Spreafico, Francesco Deleo, Giorgio Lo Russo, Giovanni Tringali, Francesca Gozzo, Laura Tassi, Marco de Curtis September 3, 2017

Objective

The contribution of recurring seizures to the progression of epileptogenesis is debated. Seizure-induced brain damage is not conclusively demonstrated either in humans or in animal models of epilepsy. We evaluated the expression of brain injury biomarkers on postsurgical brain tissue obtained from 20 patients with frequent seizures and a long history of drug-resistant focal epilepsy.

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