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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/28526178/late-onset-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-hodgkin-lymphoma
#1
Whitley W Aamodt, James E Siegler, Angela N Viaene, Michael N Rubenstein
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease resulting from infection of oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system with John Cunningham virus. Although PML is commonly diagnosed in immunocompromised patients with human immunodeficiency virus, it can also arise in other immunodeficient states. In this report, we present an unusual case of PML occurring 40years after chemoradiation therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma in a patient with normal total lymphocyte counts on annual surveillance...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522371/c1-lateral-mass-screw-insertion-from-the-caudal-dorsal-to-the-cranial-ventral-direction-as-an-alternate-method-for-c1-fixation-a-quantitative-anatomical-and-morphometric-evaluation
#2
Mehmet Senoglu, Ali Karadag, Burak Kinali, Baran Bozkurt, Cigdem Icke, Duygu Halacoglu Savran, Erik H Middlebrooks
OBJECT: C1 lateral mass screw has been widely used for fixation of the upper cervical spine. However, traditional fixation methods are not without complication. Morphometric measurement of an alternative approach is conducted. METHODS: Three-dimensional CT scans of the cervical spine obtained in 100 adults were evaluated, and key measurements were determined for screw entry points, trajectories, and screw lengths for placement of a C1 screw via this alternate approach...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522370/changing-the-design-of-hydroxyapatite-spacers-to-improve-their-postoperative-displacement-following-double-door-laminoplasty
#3
Toshiya Tachibana, Keishi Maruo, Fumihiro Arizumi, Kazuki Kusuyama, Kazuya Kishima, Shinichi Yoshiya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522369/electroencephalographic-monitoring-during-sevoflurane-anaesthesia-in-an-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patient-with-locked-in-state
#4
Kazuko Hayashi, Ryuhei Araki, Akiko Tanaka
Recently, the cognitive abilities of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been found to be impaired along with the neurodegeneration of motor neurons. Electroencephalography (EEG) of end-stage ALS patients has reportedly shown specific features based on neuronal network modulations, differing from EEG of other patients with cognitive failure and dementia. However, EEG of end-stage ALS patients during anaesthesia has not yet been reported. A 64-year-old male ALS patient with locked-in state (LIS), supported by tracheostomy positive-pressure ventilation (TPPV) and enteral nourishment for 9years, underwent scheduled general anaesthesia for repair of a fractured mandible...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522368/paraneoplastic-myelopathy-and-ophthalmoplegia-secondary-to-gray-zone-lymphoma-with-excellent-response-to-immuno-chemotherapy-case-report
#5
Michael Valente, Henry Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511976/fertility-pregnancy-and-prolactinoma-a-survey-of-pituitary-surgeons-view-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Walter C Jean, Daniel R Felbaum
OBJECTIVE: Pituitary surgeons frequently encounter female prolactinoma patients seeking treatment to restore fertility. Current medical guidelines recommend using dopamine agonist (DA) for this, but for fetal safety, DA should stop upon pregnancy confirmation. The probability that prolactinoma may grow during pregnancy makes this last recommendation imperfect. With the advances in endoscopic surgery, we queried the potential role for surgery in these infertile patients, who may be ambivalent about both stopping and continuing DA while pregnant...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511975/leptomeningeal-failure-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-receiving-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases
#7
REVIEW
Edina C Wang, Andrew J Huang, Karen E Huang, Emory R McTyre, Hui-Wen Lo, Kounosuke Watabe, Linda Metheny-Barlow, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Roy E Strowd, Michael D Chan, Brandi R Page
PURPOSE: Prior studies suggest a high incidence of leptomeningeal failure (LMF) in breast cancer metastatic to brain. This study examines breast cancer-specific variables affecting development of LMF and survival after Gamma-Knife Radiosurgery (GKS). METHODS: Between 2000-2010, 149 (breast) and 658 other-histology patients were treated with GKS. Hormone/HER2, age, local/distant brain failure, prior craniotomy, and prior whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) were assessed...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511974/risk-factor-analysis-for-meralgia-paresthetica-a-hospital-based-study-in-taiwan
#8
Wei-Chieh Weng, Yi-Chia Wei, Wen-Yi Huang, Yu-Yi Chien, Tsung-I Peng, Chia-Lun Wu
Recognizing the cause is essential for the management of meralgia paresthetica (MP), also known as lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy. The aim of this study was to investigate the etiologies of MP and their influence on each other. This retrospective study enrolled referral patients with electromyographic studies who fulfilled the clinical and electrodiagnostic criteria of MP from January 2003 to December 2013. Data including age, gender, body weight, body height, occupation, and relevant medical history were collected...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511973/anterior-decompression-and-hybrid-reconstruction-with-titanium-mesh-cage-plus-plate-and-self-locking-stand-alone-cage-for-the-treatment-of-three-level-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#9
Jian Zhou, Xilei Li, Xiaogang Zhou, Hong Lin, Jian Dong
It has been reported that anterior cervical decompression has good clinical outcomes for the treatment of adjacent three-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). However, the application of a long plate in the anterior cervical spine poses substantial risks of soft tissue damage. In this retrospective study, we aimed to analyze the clinical and radiological results of the hybrid construction with titanium mesh cage (TMC) plus plate and self-locking stand-alone cage for treatment of adjacent three-level CSM...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511972/a-matched-cohort-comparison-of-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-evaluating-perioperative-outcomes
#10
Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Erik I Curtis, Reid Hoshide, Joseph D Ciacci
OBJECTIVE: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is a recent alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients suffering cervical disc herniation and degeneration. To date, a systematic analysis of their comparative advantages and risks following elective surgery remains elusive. METHODS: Adult patients undergoing elective CDA or ACDF were extracted from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database years 2011-2014...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511971/learning-curve-for-the-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-suprasellar-craniopharyngiomas
#11
Hailin Ding, Ye Gu, Xiaobiao Zhang, Tao Xie, Tengfei Liu, Fan Hu, Yong Yu, Chongjing Sun
The endoscopic endonasal approach is considered an alternative minimally invasive approach for suprasellar craniopharyngiomas. However, the complicated surgical manipulations required by this approach have limited its application. We evaluate whether the approach features a learning curve. Thirty-three patients were retrospectively reviewed and grouped as early (17 patients) and late (16 patient) groups. The operation time, extent of removal, ophthalmology, endocrinology, reconstruction and modifications of standard technique were evaluated...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511970/cleomedes-of-astypalaea-a-possible-early-sufferer-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#12
Rodolfo Savica, Mario Roberto Vaz Carneiro Filho, Christopher J Boes
Dementia pugilistica was the term adopted by H. Martland in 1928 to identify boxers with cognitive decline. In more recent years, the syndrome of dementia pugilistica with pathological correlates has been defined as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A number of sportsmen have been recently diagnosed with CTE; and we may have identified an ancient Greek athlete of pankration who presented with the symptoms that have been associated with CTE. Our study reports the history and the known clinical information about Cleomedes of Astypalaea, possibly the first athlete ever affected by CTE...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511969/the-current-role-of-decompressive-craniectomy-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#13
REVIEW
S Honeybul, K M Ho, C R P Lind, G R Gillett
There is little doubt that decompressive craniectomy can reduce mortality however, the results of a recent study has provided more evidence to inform the debate regarding clinical and ethical concerns that it merely converts death into survival with severe disability or in a vegetative state. The recently published RESCUEicp trial compared last-tier secondary decompressive craniectomy with continued medical management for refractory intracranial hypertension after severe traumatic brain injury. Patients were randomly assigned to decompressive craniectomy with medical therapy or to receive continued medical therapy with the option of adding barbiturates...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506742/investigation-of-gene-expression-and-serum-levels-of-pin1-and-enos-with-high-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-alzheimer-disease
#14
Mina Azimi, Masoud Nikanfar, Fatemeh Khakikhatibi, Reza Rahbarghazi, Seyed Manuchehr Nourazarian, Cigir Biray Avci, Alireza Nourazarian
According to evidence, Alzheimer's disease is known as one of the most serious neurodegenerative diseases, for which hypertension has been observed to be a key risk factor. Therefore, this study aims to examine the relationship between the PIN1 and eNOS genes expression, as well as serum levels and hypertension in Alzheimer's disease sufferers. Blood samples were obtained from subjects who were divided into four groups: the control group, normotensive Alzheimer's patients, the Alzheimer's sufferers group with hypertension, and the healthy group with only hypertension, considering the inhibition of confounding factors...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495425/volume-staged-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformations
#15
Adeel Ilyas, Dale Ding, H Robert Hixson, Zhiyuan Xu, Robert M Starke, Jason P Sheehan
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an effective treatment option for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM). However, the treatment of large AVMs (nidus volume ≥12cm(3)) with single-session SRS alone yields generally poor outcomes. Volume-staged SRS (VS-SRS) is a therapeutic strategy for large AVMs which seeks to avoid the disadvantages of single-session SRS, but reports regarding its efficacy remain limited. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to assess the outcomes of VS-SRS for large AVMs...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495424/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-following-hinge-fracture-during-open-door-cervical-laminoplasty
#16
Dong-Ho Lee, Hyoungmin Kim, Choon Sung Lee, Chang-Ju Hwang, Jae-Hwan Cho, Samuel K Cho
To investigate the clinical and radiographic fate of fractured hinges in open-door cervical laminoplasty, 135 segments of 36 patients who had undergone follow-up for more than two years after open-door cervical laminoplasty due to compressive cervical myelopathy were reviewed clinically and radiographically. Hinge fractures were identified by the intraoperative finding of obvious instability or click sounds (an obvious fracture), or by immediate postoperative computed tomography (CT) images showing a discontinuity of both the inner and outer cortex or a displacement of more than 1mm at the lamina hinge site (an occult fracture)...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495423/the-current-evidence-of-statin-use-affecting-glioblastoma-prognosis
#17
Victor M Lu, Kerrie L McDonald
Cholesterol-lowering statins have been postulated to improve cancer outcomes by many unconfirmed mechanisms. The prognosis of glioblastoma (GBM) remains dismal, and there is a paucity of evidence regarding the potential for preoperative statins to exert a benefit upon prognosis. In light of a recent report, the current evidence in the literature regarding statin use affecting GBM prognosis is discussed.
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487050/top-100-cited-articles-on-epilepsy-and-status-epilepticus-a-bibliometric-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Kang Min Park, Sung Eun Kim, Byung In Lee, Hyung Chan Kim, Dae Young Yoon, Hong Ki Song, Jong Seok Bae
The purpose of this study is to identify the top 100-cited articles dedicated to epilepsy and status epilepticus published in journals from January, 1950 through February, 2016 that have made key contributions in the field. We performed a search of journals and selected the top 100-cited articles on epilepsy and status epilepticus, respectively, by utilizing the Institute for Scientific Information database available under the banner of the Web of Science. The top-cited articles on epilepsy and status epilepticus were all published in 24 journals, respectively...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476459/cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-national-trends-in-the-treatment-and-peri-operative-outcomes-over-10years
#19
Peter G Passias, Bryan J Marascalchi, Anthony J Boniello, Sun Yang, Kristina Bianco, Cyrus M Jalai, Nancy J Worley, Samantha R Horn, Virginie Lafage, John A Bendo
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show increases in cervical spine surgery prevalence and cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) diagnoses in the US. However, few studies have examined outcomes for CSM surgical management, particularly on a nationwide scale. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate national trends from 2001 to 2010 for CSM patient surgical approach, postoperative outcomes, and hospital characteristics. METHODS: A retrospective nationwide database analysis provided by the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) including CSM patients aged 25+ who underwent anterior and/or posterior cervical fusion or laminoplasty from 2001 to 2010...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465080/long-spinal-cord-lesions-in-a-patient-with-pathologically-proven-multiple-sclerosis
#20
Junji Komatsu, Kenji Sakai, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Kazuo Iwasa, Masahito Yamada
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. We report the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with progressive gait ataxia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery revealed a hyperintense lesion in the right temporal white matter. The spinal cord showed a long hyperintense lesion between the vertebral levels C6 and L1 on T2-weighted MRI. Biopsied tissues from the brain lesion demonstrated features of inflammatory demyelination with preservation of astrocytes, consistent with typical MS...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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