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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/28720310/epithelial-membrane-protein-2-molecular-interactions-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Lawrance K Chung, Nikhilesh S Bhatt, Carlito Lagman, Panayiotis E Pelargos, Yu Qin, Lynn K Gordon, Madhuri Wadehra, Isaac Yang
Epithelial membrane protein 2 (EMP2) is a cell surface protein that has recently emerged as an object of neuro-oncological interest due to its potential to be utilized as a biomarker and target for antibody therapies. Preclinical studies have demonstrated that EMP2 is associated with disease prognosis in a number of human cancers, including glioblastoma. The four large extracellular domains of EMP2 and its association with the extracellular matrix makes it an attractive target for future cancer therapies. Translational research suggests that EMP2 may be targeted with antibodies to improve tumor control and survival in a variety of murine models and cancer types...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716569/recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-versus-iliac-crest-bone-graft-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-dysphagia-and-dysphonia-rates-in-the-early-postoperative-period-with-review-of-the-literature
#2
Brett D Riederman, Bennet A Butler, Cort D Lawton, Brett D Rosenthal, Earvin S Balderama, Avi J Bernstein
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) is a growth factor utilized to stimulate bone development in several clinical scenarios. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved this therapeutic modality for only two applications, it is frequently used off-label in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures as an alternative to iliac crest bone graft (ICBG), the prior standard of care. This usage has been a source of controversy in the medical community due to evidence of increased rates of postoperative edema and dysphagia...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716568/factors-associated-with-rerupture-of-intracranial-aneurysms-after-endovascular-treatment-a-retrospective-review-of-11years-experience-at-a-single-institution-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
REVIEW
A C White, C D Roark, D E Case, D A Kumpe, J Seinfeld
Aneurysm rebleeding following initial endovascular management is uncommon, and the factors associated with its occurrence are poorly defined. We retrospectively analyzed a consecutive series of patients presenting with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage who underwent endovascular management to determine factors associated with rebleeding. Rebleeding occurred in 7/183 (3.8%) patients, 6 of which had an adjacent hematoma on initial neuroimaging. Aneurysms were located on the ACoA (n=5), PCoA (n=1), and MCA (n=1)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716567/moving-the-goalposts-a-comparison-of-different-definitions-for-primary-external-ventricular-drain-infection-and-its-risk-factors-a-multi-center-study-of-2575-patients
#4
Peter Y M Woo, Hoi-Tung Wong, Jenny K S Pu, Wai-Kei Wong, Larry Y W Wong, Michael W Y Lee, Kwong-Yui Yam, Wai-Man Lui, Wai-Sang Poon
External ventricular drainage is the most common procedure performed in daily neurosurgical practice. One devastating complication is ventriculostomy-associated infection, but the establishment of evidence-based management guidelines has been hindered by the lack of an universal definition. There is also limited data with regard to the utility of comorbidity health indices and surgery-related factors in predicting infection. This study aims to compare the incidence of infection according to five commonly used definitions and to identify risk factors for this complication...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712736/multivariable-analysis-of-factors-affecting-length-of-stay-and-hospital-charges-after-single-level-corpectomy
#5
Jian Guan, Michael Karsy, Meic H Schmidt, Andrew T Dailey, Erica F Bisson
Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) is commonly employed for treating myelopathy, deformity, and a variety of other cervical pathologies. Limited data are available on factors associated with longer hospitalization and higher hospital charges following ACCF. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables that are associated with length of hospital stay and hospital charges for patients undergoing single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion in a retrospective case series...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712735/spontaneous-regression-of-post-traumatic-syringomyelia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Monish M Maharaj, Kevin Phan, Ralph Mobbs
Syringomyelia defines a condition in which myelopathy develops secondary to the formation of a cyst or cavity within the spinal cord parenchyma known as a syrinx. Although there is a significant volume of studies analysing the underlying mechanisms behind their formation, the management of such cavities remains an ongoing topic of debate. Aside from conservative approach, a range of surgical options exist, however long term outcomes are poor and a literature search reveals that the overall benefits are questionable...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712734/combined-direct-and-indirect-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula-ccf-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Isaac Josh Abecassis, Ryan P Morton, Louis J Kim, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Michael R Levitt
BACKGROUND: Within the current Barrow classification system, there are no categorical descriptions or reports in the literature of cavernous carotid fistulas (CCFs) with both a direct component (type A) and separate indirect contribution (type B, C, or D). We report the first definitive case of a combined simultaneous traumatic direct and indirect CCF, and review the literature on the similar existing entity of traumatic indirect CCFs presenting delayed and subsequent to the treatment of traumatic, direct CCFs...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711295/prognostic-indicators-of-adult-medullary-gliomas-after-microsurgical-treatment-a-retrospective-analysis-of-54-patients
#8
Yi-Song Zhang, Chang-Cun Pan, Peng Zhang, Bin Dai, Jie Tang, Zhen Wu, Jun-Ting Zhang, Li-Wei Zhang
Due to the low incidence of medullary gliomas, the special location, and the function of the gliomas in the medulla oblongata, microsurgical treatment is still challenging for neurosurgeons. The aim of this study was to observe the effect of microsurgical treatment of adult medullary gliomas and to explore the prognostic factors after treatment. The clinical data from 54 patients with adult medullary gliomas who received microsurgical treatment at Beijing Tiantan Hospital (China) from April 2008 to April 2014 was retrospectively analyzed...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711294/clinical-management-and-survival-of-patients-with-central-nervous-system-hemangiopericytoma-in-the-national-cancer-database
#9
Daniel M Trifiletti, Gautam U Mehta, Surbhi Grover, Jason P Sheehan
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Hemangiopericytomas are rare central nervous system (CNS) tumors. We sought to investigate existing clinical management strategies and overall survival (OS) among patients with hemangiopericytomas of the CNS. METHODS/MATERIALS: All patients diagnosed with CNS hemangiopericytoma from 2004 to 2014 in the National Cancer Database were included. Clinical and treatment-related characteristics were analyzed for an association with OS following diagnosis using univariable and multivariable analyses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711293/a-genetic-study-of-factor-v-leiden-g1691a-mutation-in-young-ischemic-strokes-with-large-vessel-disease-in-a-south-indian-population
#10
Ravi Anadure, Rita Christopher, Dindagur Nagaraja, Coimbatore Narayanan
Factor V Leiden (FVL) has been, by far, the most investigated gene mutation, with 26 studies to date, on its role in arterial strokes. Overall, a meta-analysis of all these studies taken together showed that carriers of the Factor V Leiden allele were 1.33times more likely to develop arterial strokes when compared to controls. We subjected a highly select subset of young strokes, with large vessel infarcts, to genetic analysis for FVL mutation and compared them with matched healthy controls to look for a statistically significant association...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711292/perioperative-stroke-after-cerebral-aneurysm-clipping-risk-factors-and-postoperative-impact
#11
Ahmed I Kashkoush, Brian T Jankowitz, Chris Nguyen, Paul A Gardner, Daniel A Wecht, Robert M Friedlander, Yue-Fang Chang, Miguel Habeych, Donald Crammond, Jeffrey Balzer, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
Stroke is a devastating complication after intracranial aneurysm clipping. Understanding the risk factors that prognosticate perioperative stroke may help to identify patients that would benefit from neuroprotective therapy. This study assesses patient-specific independent predictors of perioperative stroke in relation to surgical aneurysm clipping. Additionally, this study evaluates the postoperative complications of stroke. We performed a retrospective chart review of 437 patients with ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms, which underwent surgical clipping from 2006 to 2013...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711291/clinical-value-and-predictors-of-subclinical-seizures-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-undergoing-scalp-video-eeg-monitoring
#12
Shan Wang, Bo Jin, Linglin Yang, Cong Chen, Yao Ding, Yi Guo, Zhongjin Wang, Wenjie Ming, Yelei Tang, Shuang Wang, Meiping Ding
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical importance and predictors of SCSs in a large population of patients with temporal epilepsy (TLE) undergoing video electroencephalographic (VEEG) monitoring. We reviewed the VEEG data of 327 consecutive patients with TLE admitted to our epilepsy center between August 2012 and January 2017. Demographic, electro-clinical, and neuroimaging data were recorded and re-analyzed. To our knowledge, this is the first study assessing SCSs recorded by long-term VEEG monitoring in patients with TLE...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711290/biopsies-of-pediatric-brainstem-lesions-display-low-morbidity-but-strong-impact-on-further-treatment-decisions
#13
Johanna Quick-Weller, Stephanie Tritt, Bedjan Behmanesh, Michel Mittelbronn, Andrea Spyrantis, Nazife Dinc, Lutz Weise, Volker Seifert, Gerhard Marquardt, Thomas M Freiman
OBJECTIVE: The course of malignant brain stem gliomas in childhood is rarely positive. Because of limited therapeutic options and potentially hazardous biopsies oncologist often relay on MRI diagnoses only for further therapy decisions. In this study we show that brain stem biopsies display a low morbidity rate and neuropathological assessment has a considerable impact on further treatment decision. METHODS: Within 18-months five children with brainstem symptoms and the radiological diagnosis of a malignant brainstem glioma, were identified...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711289/clinical-outcomes-in-recurrent-glioblastoma-with-bevacizumab-therapy-an-analysis-of-the-literature
#14
REVIEW
Matthew Tipping, Jens Eickhoff, H Ian Robins
Bevacizumab (BEV) is a common treatment for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). After progression on BEV, there is no consensus on subsequent therapy, as multiple chemotherapy trials have failed to demonstrate discernible activity for salvage. A previous review (995 patients) estimated a progression free survival (PFS) on BEV of 4.2months (SD±2.1) with an overall survival (OS) after progression on BEV at 3.8months (SD±1). We endeavored to establish a more rigorous historical control, both as a benchmark for efficacy, and a prognostic tool for clinical practice...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709837/what-are-the-possibilities-of-spontaneous-resorption-of-a-thoracic-disc-herniation-occupying-more-than-20-of-the-spinal-canal-in-the-asymptomatic-subject-comparative-study
#15
David Brauge, Rachid Madkouri, Robert Clément, Vincent Reina, Thomas Brauge, Stephan Gaillard
Thoracic disc herniation is a rare pathology for which surgical treatment is difficult. The discovery of asymptomatic or only slightly symptomatic lesions can be problematic, especially in cases of marked canal stenosis. The possibility of spontaneous resorption has been documented by a few case reports but there is no study on this subject. Our objective was to compare the clinical and radiological data for two groups of patients with significant thoracic herniation (occupying more than 20% of the spinal canal): one showing spontaneous resorption (group 1) and the other persistence of the lesion during follow up (group 2)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694045/myelitis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
REVIEW
Xiang-Yang Li, Hai-Bing Xiao, Pearl Pai
SLE-associated acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is a rare, but potentially severe complication of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and may lead to significant motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunctions in the central nervous system resulting in marked neurological deficits. It is important to recognize its clinical feature to allow timely diagnosis and management of this condition. In this review, we aimed to provide the reader with the understanding of its clinical presentation and classification, the underlying pathological, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) appearance, and current status of management, with an emphasis on recent discoveries and advancements...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694044/more-randomized-and-resilient-in-the-topological-properties-of-functional-brain-networks-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
#17
Huaizhou Li, Haiyan Zhou, Yang Yang, Haiyuan Wang, Ning Zhong
Previous studies have reported the enhanced randomization of functional brain networks in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, little is known about the changes of key nodal attributes for randomization, the resilience of network, and the clinical significance of the alterations. In this study, we collected the resting-state functional MRI data from 19 MDD patients and 19 healthy control (HC) individuals. Graph theory analysis showed that decreases were found in the small-worldness, clustering coefficient, local efficiency, and characteristic path length (i...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694043/risk-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-of-non-promyelocytic-acute-myeloid-leukemia-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-single-center-study-in-china
#18
Qiaolei Zhang, Xueying Li, Zhangyue Wei, Xiujin Ye, Lixia Zhu, Mixue Xie, Wanzhuo Xie, Jingjing Zhu, Li Li, De Zhou, Yanlong Zheng, Xiudi Yang, Mingyu Zhu, Jianai Sun
BACKGROUND: Although high mortality in patients with acute leukemia (AL) is associated with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), the clinical features and pathogenesis of AL patients with cerebral hemorrhage are not well known. METHODS: We diagnosed 90 patients with ICH from a total of 1467 patients with non-promyelocytic AL who had been hospitalized in the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Zhejiang University from January 2010 to October 2015. Moreover, the risk factors of ICH death were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694042/ruptured-choroidal-artery-aneurysms-in-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-two-case-series-and-review-of-the-literatures
#19
You-Sub Kim, Sung-Pil Joo, Gwang-Jun Lee, Jae-Young Park, Sang-Deok Kim, Tae-Sun Kim
Distal peripheral artery aneurysms in moyamoya disease (MMD) remain difficult to treat given their deep location, small size, and fragility. Here, we report two cases of choroidal artery aneurysms associated with MMD who were treated through direct clipping and coil embolization. Timing of aneurysm formation remains unclear, however, annual follow-up DSA for surveillance of hemodynamic status is necessary and prompt treatment of aneurysm should be performed when diagnosed. Moreover, choroidal artery aneurysms may benefit from endovascular coil embolization due to their characteristics...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694041/real-time-three-dimensional-3d-visualization-of-fusion-image-for-accurate-subdural-electrodes-placement-of-epilepsy-surgery
#20
Ayataka Fujimoto, Tohru Okanishi, Sotaro Kanai, Keishiro Sato, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Hideo Enoki
INTRODUCTION: The perfect match between pre-surgical estimated seizure onset zone and subdural electrodes (SEs) position is requested for epilepsy surgery. However, post-surgical neuro images sometimes disappoint physicians due to SEs malposition. To place SEs, we used to use intraoperative photograph and fluoroscopy. With this procedure, we just recognized approximate location of SEs during surgery. The purpose of the study is to perform precise SEs location intraoperatively using intra operative computer tomography (CT) and image-guidance...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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