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Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343922/correlation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-mmp-1-2-3-and-9-expressions-with-demographic-and-radiological-features-in-primary-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-disease
#1
Recep Basaran, Mehmet Senol, Seyma Ozkanli, Mustafa Efendioglu, Tuncay Kaner
Degeneration of IVD is a progressive and irreversible process and can be evaluated with immunohistochemical examination or radiological grading. MMPs are a family of proteolytic enzymes and involved in the degradation of the matrix components of the IVD. We aimed to compare MMP-1, -2, -3, and -9 expressions with demographic features, visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and radiological (MRI) grades. The study involved 60 participants. We recorded data about age, complaint, radiological imaging, expression levels of MMP-1, -2, -3, and -9, ODI and VAS for back pain retrospectively...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343921/cell-growth-of-immortalized-arachnoid-cells-in-the-presence-of-fibroblasts-and-blood-products
#2
Catherine A Miller, Eric A Hansen, Cornelius H Lam
OBJECT: The pathophysiology of non-obstructive hydrocephalus involves alteration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways. The exact mechanism is unknown, but as arachnoid CSF egress is a major route of CSF removal, damage or alteration to the growth of arachnoid cells may influence the rate of CSF absorption. We investigated the effect of soluble factors secreted by fibroblasts and the presence of blood products on arachnoid cell growth. METHODS: An immortalized arachnoid cell line was developed and cells were grown on semipermeable membranes in a culture chamber...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343920/impact-of-insurance-status-and-race-on-receipt-of-treatment-for-acoustic-neuroma-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
#3
Shearwood McClelland, Ellen Kim, James D Murphy, Jerry J Jaboin
Acoustic neuroma (AN) management involves surgery, radiation, or observation. Previous studies have demonstrated that patient race and insurance status impact in-hospital morbidity/mortality following surgery; however the nationwide impact of these demographics on the receipt of each treatment modality has not been examined. The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 2004 to 2013 identified AN patients. Multivariate analysis adjusted for several variables within each treatment modality, including patient age, race, sex, income, primary payer for care, tumor size, and medical comorbidities...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343919/medulloblastoma-with-tri-vergent-melanocytic-myogenic-and-cartiligious-elements
#4
Felicia H Z Chua, David C Y Low, Derrick W Q Lian, Lee Ping Ng, Kenneth T E Chang, Eva Loh, Wan Tew Seow, Sharon Y Y Low
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343918/primary-lung-metastasis-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-with-epidural-spinal-metastasis-case-report
#5
Haydn A Hoffman, Charles H Li, Richard G Everson, Jennifer L Strunck, William H Yong, Daniel C Lu
Extracranial metastasis of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is rare, but has recently been reported with increasing frequency. GBM metastases typically present after a biopsy or resection of the primary tumor. An otherwise healthy 54year-old woman presented with recurring pleural effusions originally believed to be from a primary lung malignancy. The patient subsequently experienced a generalized tonic clonic seizure and a right temporal brain mass was discovered. The patient later developed weakness and radiculopathy, and an extramedullary extradural mass spreading from C7 to T6 was discovered...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343917/a-curious-case-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-co-existing-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#6
S Viswanathan, L C Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343916/epidemiologic-trend-of-adult-bacterial-meningitis-in-southern-taiwan-2006-2015
#7
Chia-Yi Lien, Chi-Ren Huang, Wan-Chen Tsai, Che-Wei Hsu, Nai-Wen Tsai, Chiung-Chih Chang, Cheng-Hsien Lu, Chun-Chih Chien, Wen-Neng Chang
The purpose of this study is to analyze recent epidemiologic trend of adult bacterial meningitis (ABM) in Taiwan. The clinical features, laboratory data and therapeutic outcomes of 157 patients with ABM from 2006-2015 were analyzed. The results were compared with those of our previous two epidemiologic studies of ABM (1st study: 202 cases, January 1986-June 1999; 2nd study: 181 cases, July 1999-December 2005). Of the 157 patients with ABM, 96 were men and 61 women, and 68.2% (107/157) of them had a postneurosurgical state as the underlying condition...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343915/nerve-ultrasound-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-usefulness-of-an-evaluation-along-a-long-tract
#8
LETTER
Daniele Coraci, Valter Santilli, Salvatore Coco, Silvia Giovannini, Luca Padua
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342707/clinical-characteristics-microbiology-and-outcomes-of-external-ventricular-drainage-associated-infections-the-importance-of-active-treatment
#9
Constantinos Tsioutis, Spyridon A Karageorgos, Soultana Stratakou, Stella Soundoulounaki, Dimitrios Karambetsos, George Kouyentakis, Achilleas Gikas
Data concerning clinical characteristics, microbiology, treatment and outcomes of external ventricular drainage-associated infections (EVDAI) are limited. All hospitalized patients with EVDAI in a University Hospital between January 2009 and December 2015 were retrospective recorded. Only the first episode per patient was included. An antibiotic was considered "active" when its pharmacokinetic properties were appropriate for EVDAI and the implicated microorganism was in vitro susceptible. During the 7-year study period, 36 EVDAI were identified...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342706/emotional-and-behavioral-influence-of-headache-in-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases
#10
Burak Dogangun, Mustafa Emir Tavsanli, Ezgi Sen, Murat Guntel, Ozgur Kasapcopur, Melis Sohtaoglu, Erdal Yanardoner Stat, Sabahattin Saip, Derya Uluduz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342705/comparison-of-20-mannitol-and-3-hypertonic-saline-on-intracranial-pressure-and-systemic-hemodynamics
#11
Navdeep Sokhal, Girija Prasad Rath, Arvind Chaturvedi, Manmohan Singh, Hari Hara Dash
Mannitol and hypertonic saline (HS) are most commonly used hyperosmotic agents for intraoperative brain relaxation. We compared the changes in ICP and systemic hemodynamics after infusion of equiosmolar solutions of both agents in patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial tumors. Forty enrolled adults underwent a standard anesthetic induction. Apart from routine monitoring parameters, subdural ICP with Codmann catheter and cardiac indices by Vigileo monitor, were recorded. The patients were randomized to receive equiosmolar solutions of either 20% mannitol (5ml/kg) or 3% HS (5...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342704/trends-in-the-presentation-surgical-treatment-and-outcomes-of-tethered-cord-syndrome-a-nationwide-study-from-2001-to-2010
#12
Cyrus M Jalai, Charles Wang, Bryan J Marascalchi, Samantha R Horn, Gregory W Poorman, Olivia J Bono, Anthony K Frempong-Boadu, Peter G Passias
OBJECTIVE: This is a nationwide query into surgical management techniques for tethered cord syndrome, focusing on patient demographic, hospital characteristics, and treatment outcomes. Our hypothesis is that detethering vs. fusion for TCS results in different in-hospital complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2010. Inclusion: TCS discharges undergoing detethering or fusion. Sub-analysis compared TCS cases by age (pediatric [≤9years] vs...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342703/intracranial-white-epidermoid-cyst-with-dystrophic-calcification-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Krishnan Ravindran, Te Whiti Rogers, Tanya Yuen, Frank Gaillard
White epidermoids are a rare variant of an intracranial epidermoid cyst that do not exhibit typical 'near- cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)' CT density or MRI intensity. Here, the authors present the case of a 58year old man with an acute onset of aphasia and altered consciousness, due to a large heterogeneous cranial mass in the left frontal region with unusual signal intensity. Subsequent histopathological analysis identified the lesion as an epidermoid cyst.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342702/apigenin-attenuates-oxidative-stress-and-neuronal-apoptosis-in-early-brain-injury-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#14
Yuwei Han, Tingting Zhang, Jingyuan Su, Yuan Zhao, Chenchen, Wang, Xiaoming Li
Apigenin (API) is a naturally occurring plant flavone that exhibits powerful antioxidant and antiapoptosis. Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of early brain injury (EBI) following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The potential anti-oxidative and anti-apoptosis effects of API on EBI following SAH, however, have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to assess whether API alleviates EBI after SAH via its anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic effects. The endovascular puncture model was used to induce SAH and all the rats were subsequently sacrificed at 24h after SAH...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342701/predictive-subtle-or-overlooked-initial-head-ct-findings-in-patients-who-develop-delayed-chronic-subdural-hematoma
#15
William C Olivero, Huan Wang, Arash Farahvar, Thomas A Kim, Fei Wang
With the aging population, the incidence of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is expected to rise. Once symptomatic the morbidity from CSDH is not insignificant. We studied patients who had a minor head injury and CT brain scan prior to developing CSDH to determine if there were any predictors on these scans for subsequent development of a CSDH. A retrospective review was performed on all patients operated for CSDH over a 3-year period and a review performed on those who had imaging studies at the time of a preceding minor head injury...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342700/nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-survey-of-canadian-practice
#16
REVIEW
Ricky D Turgeon, Stephano J Chang, Charlotte Dandurand, Peter A Gooderham, Camille Hunt
Tobacco smoke increases the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as complications such as vasospasm. Most patients presenting with aneurysmal SAH smoke, and many survivors continue to smoke after discharge. Neurosurgeons often hesitate to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during hospitalization of patients with SAH due to concerns of inducing vasospasm. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy, and patterns of use of NRT in smokers hospitalized for SAH. We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Embase, and unpublished sources of literature to October 2016 for randomized and observational studies comparing exposure to non-exposure of smoking cessation products in the acute phase of aneurysmal SAH...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318982/vertebral-artery-injury-in-patients-with-isolated-transverse-process-fractures
#17
Phillip A Bonney, Joshua D Burks, Andrew K Conner, Chad A Glenn, Cordell M Baker, Ahmed A Cheema, Jacob B Archer, Bryan E Buster, Roxie M Albrecht, Bradley N Bohnstedt
We sought to assess the rate of CTA-diagnosed vertebral artery injury in patients with isolated transverse process fractures, with and without extension into the transverse foramen, in the blunt-trauma population served by our hospital. We queried our universities trauma registry between January 2009 and July 2014 for ICD-9 codes pertaining to cervical spine fractures. Of 330 patients identified, 45 patients had fractures limited to the transverse process and were selected for the study population. For each patient identified, demographics, injury mechanism, imaging reports, angiography findings, and treatments were recorded...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318981/idiopathic-intradural-dorsal-thoracic-arachnoid-cysts-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Heath French, Arjuna Somasundaram, Michael Biggs, Jonathon Parkinson, Rodney Allan, Jonathon Ball, Nicholas Little
BACKGROUND: Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts (SIAC) are cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) filled sacs formed by arachnoid membranes and may be either idiopathic or acquired. Idiopathic cysts represent a separate entity and their aetiology remains uncertain. By far the most difficult differential diagnosis is distinguishing between idiopathic anterior spinal cord herniation (IASCH) and dorsal thoracic intradural arachnoid cysts (TIAC), due to their similarity in radiological appearance. Cine-mode (SSFP) is emerging as a novel technique in the diagnosis and operative planning of SIAC...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302353/epileptic-seizures-as-the-first-symptom-of-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-with-cerebral-cortical-lesions
#19
Kailei Fu, Li Tian, Weishuang Xue, Weiyu Teng
Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is acute metabolic disease of the central nervous system caused by deficiency of thiamine. Typical imaging findings are bilateral and symmetric signal in mammillary bodies, medial thalamus and periaqueductal gray. We present a 45-year-old man diagnosed for WE with two seizures and unconsciousness. The magnetic resonance imaging showed bilateral and symmetrical signal hyper-intensities in the frontal and parietal cortex, in addition to the classical MRI findings of WE. Cortical damage in WE is rare...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302352/neuroinflammation-responses-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Vera Zhiyuan Zheng, George Kwok Chu Wong
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is an important cause of stroke mortality and morbidity, especially in the young stroke population. Recent evidences indicate that neuroinflammation plays a critical role in both early brain injury and the delayed brain deterioration after SAH, including cellular and molecular components. Cerebral vasospasm (CV) can lead to death after SAH and independently correlated with poor outcome. Neuroinflammation is evidenced to contribute to the etiology of vasospasm. Besides, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) commonly occurs in the SAH patients, with the presence of non-infectious fever and systematic complications...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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