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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206726/are-modic-type-2-disc-changes-associated-with-low-grade-infections-a-pilot-study
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Lorenzo Drago, Carlo L Romanò, Riccardo Cecchinato, Jorge H Villafañe, Elena De Vecchi, Claudio Lamartina, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare intra-operative cultural examination in patients undergoing elective surgery for low-back pain with Modic 2 changes to patients without Modic signs. The aim of this study is to compare intra-operative cultural examination in patients undergoing elective surgery for low-back pain with Modic 2 changes to patients without Modic signs. METHODS: Sixteen patients with Modic 2 changes were compared with 23 patients without Modic signs...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181779/elevated-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-levels-in-plasma-but-not-serum-reflect-in-vivo-functional-viability-of-infused-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-rat
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Hideyuki Nakamura, Yuichi Sasaki, Masanori Sasaki, Yuko Kataoka-Sasaki, Shinichi Oka, Masahito Nakazaki, Takahiro Namioka, Ai Namioka, Rie Onodera, Junpei Suzuki, Hiroshi Nagahama, Takeshi Mikami, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Jeffery D Kocsis, Osamu Honmou
BACKGROUND: Intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from adult bone marrow elicits functional recovery in rat stroke models and clinical studies in patients are ongoing. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophic factor produced by MSCs and may contribute to their therapeutic efficacy. The purpose of the current study was to determine if BDNF is elevated in infarcted brain and in which compartment of blood (plasma or serum) after intravenous MSC infusion in a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model in the rat...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181778/intracranial-subdural-empyema-diagnosis-and-treatment-update
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Pier P Mattogno, Giuseppe LA Rocca, Francesco Signorelli, Massimiliano Visocchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124551/intervertebral-thoracic-herniation-disc-presenting-as-acute-abdomen
#4
Domenico Chirchiglia, Attilio Della Torre, Carmelino A Stroscio, Giuseppina Vescio, Angelo Lavano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124550/the-unfeasible-made-feasible-lumbar-minimally-invasive-hybrid-stabilization-with-dynamic-rod-and-mini-open-tlif
#5
Giuseppe M Barbagallo, Francesco Certo
BACKGROUND: Posterior dynamic stabilization of the lumbar spine is spreading as a viable alternative to spinal fusion, aiming to achieve an equally satisfactory clinical outcome without making the spine completely rigid. We describe the feasibility of a minimally invasive surgical technique used to implant a hybrid system and perform a mini-open (m-open) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in patients suffering from degenerative spondylolistesis and adjacent level's degenerative disc disease (DDD)...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079351/effect-of-age-on-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-for-patients-with-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms
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Federico Cagnazzo, Waleed Brinjikji, Giuseppe Lanzino
BACKGROUND: With widespread utilization of noninvasive imaging, small enraptured anterior communicating artery (AcoA) aneurysms are increasingly detected in the general population, particularly in elderly patients. We investigated the association between age and clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with unruptured AcoA aneurysms. METHODS: Between January 2008 and May 2016, information on 179 consecutive patients with unruptured AcoA aneurysms was obtained and included demographic data, aneurysm features, risk factors for formation and rupture, treatment type, complications, and follow-up information...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079350/transcranial-approach-in-giant-pituitary-adenomas-results-and-outcome-in-a-modern-series
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Thomas Graillon, Frédéric Castinetti, Stéphane Fuentes, Regis Gras, Thierry Brue, Henry Dufour
BACKGROUND: Today, transcranial (TC) approach indications are particularly rare in pituitary adenomas (PA), representing 1.1% of all PA surgeries in our experience. In these rare and selected cases, the complications, advantages, and disadvantages of TC approach were also analyzed. METHODS: 19 cases of giant PA (≥40 mm) operated via TC approach alone or combined with transsphenoidal (TS) approach between 2000 and 2016 were selected. RESULTS: The most frequently observed symptom was visual disturbance...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079349/interleukin-13-receptor-alpha-2-as-a-marker-of-poorer-prognosis-in-high-grade-astrocytomas
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Masahiko Wanibuchi, Yuko Kataoka-Sasaki, Masanori Sasaki, Shinichi Oka, Yayoi Otsuka, Miki Yamaguchi, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Shunya Ohtaki, Shouhei Noshiro, Satoshi Ookawa, Takeshi Mikami, Nobuhiro Mikuni, Osamu Honmou
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-13 receptor alpha 2 (IL13Rα2) is considered a prognostic marker for gliomas according to the World Health Organization (WHO) grade. However, the expression levels of the marker vary from case to case, even within the same grade. We investigated whether IL13Rα2 could serve as a predictor of poorer prognosis in gliomas. METHODS: mRNA expression of IL13Rα2 was measured using real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in 52 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded glioma samples (4 pilocytic astrocytomas, 9 diffuse astrocytomas, 12 anaplastic astrocytomas, and 27 glioblastomas, grade IV)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982553/anterior-cerebral-artery-revascularization-superficial-temporal-artery-callosomarginal-artery-bypass-using-a-contralateral-superficial-temporal-artery-interposition-graft
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Paolo Ferroli, Emanuele LA Corte, Giacomo Bertolini, Graziano Serrao, Francesco Acerbi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 16, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901327/stem-cell-therapy-for-sequestering-neuroinflammation-in-traumatic-brain-injury-an-update-on-exosome-targeting-to-the-spleen
#10
Marci G Crowley, Michael G Liska, Cesar V Borlongan
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), manifests with acute and chronic cell death pathways leading to initial impacted injury and subsequent neurodegeneration. In particular, the secondary cell death, plagued by a massive and lingering neuroinflammatory response, contributes significantly to worsening outcomes of the progressive TBI pathology. Fortunately, neuroinflammation also provides an opportunity for therapeutic interventions. Limited treatment options currently exist for the disease, but stem cell-based therapies offer promise in promoting neuroprotection and neuroregeneration by mitigating central neuroinflammation as well as modulating peripheral inflammation via the spleen...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882906/vertebral-fracture-due-to-a-solitary-bone-cyst
#11
Ali Genç, Suheyla U Bozkurt, Serdar Ozgen, Mustafa N Pamir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882905/a-familial-incidence-of-l1-l2-disc-herniation
#12
Abtin Shahlaee, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882904/neuroendoscopic-diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-cryptococcal-choroid-plexitis-in-an-immunocompetent-pregnant-woman
#13
Giuseppe Talamonti, Alberto Volonterio, Marco Picano, Adnan Al Mashni, Moreno Bolzon, Giuseppe D'Aliberti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882903/results-of-hemihypoglossal-facial-nerve-anastomosis-in-the-treatment-of-facial-nerve-paralysis-after-failed-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannoma
#14
Tomasz A Dziedzic, Przemysław Kunert, Andrzej Marchel
Vestibular schwannoma treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) carries a risk of facial nerve (CNVII) palsy that is lower than that with microneurosurgery. The results of hemihypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis (HHFA) have not been described yet in CNVII palsy after failed stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Here we report a case series of the first four consecutive patients (three women; average age 58.5, age range: 46-74), who underwent HHFA due to failed SRS. All patients were admitted because of progressive peripheral facial nerve palsy...
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857039/a-successful-treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-coexisted-with-brainstem-cavernoma
#15
Yinda Tang, Xuesheng Zheng, Tingting Ying, Jun Zhong, Shiting Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857038/interdural-hematomas-an-update-of-literature
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Ali Genc, Muhammet B Yilmaz, Emrah Egemen, Mehmet Yilmaz, Aydin M Sav
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857037/close-follow-up-after-discontinuation-of-cyproterone-acetate-a-possible-option-to-defer-surgery-in-patients-with-voluminous-intracranial-meningioma
#17
Fahed Zairi, Rabih Aboukais, Emilie LE Rhun, Paulo Marinho, Claude A Maurage, Jean P Lejeune
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857036/quadruplicate-a2-segment-of-anterior-cerebral-artery-with-duplication-of-the-anterior-communicating-artery-and-aplasia-of-the-left-posterior-communicating-artery
#18
Agnieszka Wójtowicz, Monika Rybicka, Aleksandra Wojnarska, Mateusz K Hołda, Mateusz Koziej, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857035/recovery-of-long-term-paresis-following-resection-of-who-grade-ii-gliomas-infiltrating-the-pyramidal-pathway
#19
Juan Martino, Hugo Caballero, Enrique M DE Lucas, Rousinelle DA Silva-Freitas, Carlos Velasquez, Elsa Gomez, Javier Vazquez-Bourgon, Alfonso Vázquez-Barquero
Recent publications had reported high rates of preoperative neurological impairments in WHO grade II gliomas (GIIG) that significantly affect the quality of life. Consequently, one step further in the analysis of surgical outcome in GIIG is to evaluate if surgery is capable to improve preoperative deficits. Here are reported two cases of GIIG infiltrating the primary motor cortex and pyramidal pathway that had a long-term paresis before surgery. Both patients were operated with intraoperative electrical stimulation mapping, with identification and preservation of the primary motor cortex and pyramidal tract...
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857034/superficial-temporal-artery-to-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-with-interposed-saphenous-vein-graft-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-internal-carotid-artery-occlusive-disease-and-impaired-cerebral-hemodynamics
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Petr Galkin, Artem Gushcha, Andrey Chechetkin, Irina Krotenkova
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of interposed saphenous vein graft (SVG) usage during extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass surgery in patients with cerebral ischemia and appropriate donor artery absence. METHODS: Since October 2010 till January 2014, 62 EC-IC bypass surgeries were applied in 60 patients. In nineteen patients SVG was used to create low-flow bypasses between superficial temporal artery trunk and cortical segment of middle cerebral artery...
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
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