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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433244/reliability-in-cerebellar-size-assessment-by-2d-cranial-ultrasonography-in-neonates
#1
María Carmen Bravo, Eva Valverde
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar size appears to be correlated with the long-term outcome of preterm infants. Two-dimensional cranial ultrasonography (2D-cUS) is the first-line, routine tool to characterize newborn cerebral structures. Information regarding the accuracy of 2D-cUS for assessing cerebellar size is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of cerebellar size using 2D-cUS. METHODS: Fifty infants were prospectively scanned for a variety of clinical indications...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427106/lateral-ventricle-to-sylvian-fissure-shunt-for-obstructive-hydrocephalus-first-report
#2
Sushil Patkar
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway studies have revealed that the CSF secreted from the choroid plexus of the ventricles after egressing from the fourth ventricle reaches the basal suprasellar cistern and ultimately the sylvian cisterns. From the sylvian cistern, the CSF travels over the cerebral convexity subarachnoid space to reach the superior sagittal sinus and enters the bloodstream. Diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter to the sylvian cistern can be an option to treat obstructive hydrocephalus...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423686/clinical-features-and-prognosis-for-intraventricular-liponeurocytoma
#3
Nini Xu, Jinxiu Cai, Jiang Du, Rong Yang, Huachen Zhu, Peiyi Gao, Jian Zhou, Xiaofeng Li
Cerebellar liponeurocytoma is a rare central nervous system tumor, we investigate its biological behaviors and clinical prognosis to improve the understanding of this tumor. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical, radiological and histopathological findings as well as follow-up data of two patients with intraventricular liponeurocytomas in Beijing Tiantan Hospital between July 2000 and July 2016. The main clinical manifestations of the two patients were headache. The supratentorial intraventricular liponeurocytoma appeared as isodense to slight hyperdense on CT scan and heterogeneous intensity on T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) and T2-weighted imaging (T2WI)...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415062/-pre-and-intra-operative-supporting-technology-for-brain-tumors-6-cerebellomedullary-fissure-approach-for-fourth-ventricle-tumors
#4
Ichiyo Shibahara, Toshihiro Kumabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409732/the-surgical-treatment-of-tumors-of-the-fourth-ventricle-a-single-institution-experience
#5
Sherise D Ferguson, Nicholas B Levine, Dima Suki, Andrew J Tsung, Fredrick F Lang, Raymond Sawaya, Jeffrey S Weinberg, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE Fourth ventricle tumors are rare, and surgical series are typically small, comprising a single pathology, or focused exclusively on pediatric populations. This study investigated surgical outcome and complications following fourth ventricle tumor resection in a diverse patient population. This is the largest cohort of fourth ventricle tumors described in the literature to date. METHODS This is an 18-year (1993-2010) retrospective review of 55 cases involving patients undergoing surgery for tumors of the fourth ventricle...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399432/graph-cut-based-method-for-segmenting-the-left-ventricle-from-mri-or-echocardiographic-images
#6
Michael Bernier, Pierre-Marc Jodoin, Olivier Humbert, Alain Lalande
In this paper, we present a fast and interactive graph cut method for 3D segmentation of the endocardial wall of the left ventricle (LV) adapted to work on two of the most widely used modalities: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiography. Our method accounts for the fundamentally different nature of both modalities: 3D echocardiographic images have a low contrast, a poor signal-to-noise ratio and frequent signal drop, while MR images are more detailed but also cluttered and contain highly anisotropic voxels...
April 2, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374014/transgenic-monkey-model-of-the-polyglutamine-diseases-recapitulating-progressive-neurological-symptoms
#7
Ikuo Tomioka, Hidetoshi Ishibashi, Eiko N Minakawa, Hideyuki H Motohashi, Osamu Takayama, Yuko Saito, H Akiko Popiel, Sandra Puentes, Kensuke Owari, Terumi Nakatani, Naotake Nogami, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Satoru Noguchi, Takahiro Yonekawa, Yoko Tanaka, Naoko Fujita, Hikaru Suzuki, Hisae Kikuchi, Shu Aizawa, Seiichi Nagano, Daisuke Yamada, Ichizo Nishino, Noritaka Ichinohe, Keiji Wada, Shinichi Kohsaka, Yoshitaka Nagai, Kazuhiko Seki
Age-associated neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and the polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases, are becoming prevalent as a consequence of elongation of the human lifespan. Although various rodent models have been developed to study and overcome these diseases, they have limitations in their translational research utility owing to differences from humans in brain structure and function and in drug metabolism. Here, we generated a transgenic marmoset model of the polyQ diseases, showing progressive neurological symptoms including motor impairment...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364548/distinct-brain-imaging-characteristics-of-autoantibody-mediated-cns-conditions-and-multiple-sclerosis
#8
Maciej Jurynczyk, Ruth Geraldes, Fay Probert, Mark R Woodhall, Patrick Waters, George Tackley, Gabriele DeLuca, Saleel Chandratre, Maria I Leite, Angela Vincent, Jacqueline Palace
Brain imaging characteristics of MOG antibody disease are largely unknown and it is unclear whether they differ from those of multiple sclerosis and AQP4 antibody disease. The aim of this study was to identify brain imaging discriminators between those three inflammatory central nervous system diseases in adults and children to support diagnostic decisions, drive antibody testing and generate disease mechanism hypotheses. Clinical brain scans of 83 patients with brain lesions (67 in the training and 16 in the validation cohort, 65 adults and 18 children) with MOG antibody (n = 26), AQP4 antibody disease (n = 26) and multiple sclerosis (n = 31) recruited from Oxford neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis clinical services were retrospectively and anonymously scored on a set of 29 predefined magnetic resonance imaging features by two independent raters...
March 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349506/robust-and-automatic-diagnosis-of-the-intraventricular-mechanical-dyssynchrony-for-the-left-ventricle-in-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-images
#9
Zhenzhou Wang
PURPOSE: Robust and automatic diagnosis of the mechanical dyssynchrony for the left ventricle is essential for the cardiac resynchronization therapy. However, no existing method could meet the desired accuracy yet. In this paper, a new approach is proposed for auto-diagnosis of the intraventricular mechanical dyssynchrony of the left ventricle based on a series of image processing and signal processing techniques. METHODS: Firstly, the boundary of the left ventricle is identified automatically by the segmentation method...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347678/one-and-a-half-syndrome-following-penetrating-head-injury-case-report
#10
Mathew R Voisin, Sanskriti Sasikumar, Jeremy H Russell, Gelareh Zadeh
The authors report a case of a 22-year-old otherwise healthy female who presented following a head injury during a bar altercation, with no associated loss of consciousness and an unknown mechanism of injury. Examination revealed an isolated 1cm laceration on the right upper eyelid, superior to her medial canthus. She experienced diplopia on right horizontal gaze due to a left internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) with an associated left conjugate horizontal gaze palsy, collectively described as a left one-and-a-half syndrome...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333388/central-regulation-of-glucose-homeostasis
#11
Alexander Tups, Jonas Benzler, Domenico Sergi, Sharon R Ladyman, Lynda M Williams
The ability of the brain to directly control glucose levels in the blood independently of its effects on food intake and body weight has been known ever since 1854 when Claude Bernard, a French physiologist, discovered that lesioning the floor of the fourth ventricle in rabbits led to a rise of sugar in the blood. Despite this outstanding discovery at that time, it took more than 140 years before progress started to be made in identifying the underlying mechanisms of brain-mediated control of glucose homeostasis...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325888/factors-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-primary-intraventricular-hemorrhage
#12
Sang-Hoon Lee, Kyung-Jae Park, Dong-Hyuk Park, Shin-Hyuk Kang, Jung-Yul Park, Yong-Gu Chung
BACKGROUND Primary intraventricular hemorrhage (PIVH) is an uncommon type of intracerebral hemorrhage. Owing to its rarity, the clinical and radiological factors affecting outcomes in patients with PIVH have not been widely studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 112 patients (mean age 53 years) treated for PIVH at our institution from January 2004 to December 2014. Clinical and radiological parameters were analyzed 3 months after initial presentation to identify factors associated with clinical outcomes, as assessed by the Glasgow Outcome Scale (favorable ≥4, unfavorable <4)...
March 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323179/risk-factors-for-poor-outcome-in-hypertensive-intraventricular-haemorrhage-treated-by-external-ventricular-drainage-with-intraventricular-fibrinolysis
#13
Chuhua Fu, Lijun Liu, Bo Chen, Ning Wang, Zhibin Tan, Huayun Chen, Xiao Liu, Yanwei Dang
OBJECTIVE: External ventricular drainage (EVD) combined with intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF) is a commonly accepted surgical approach for some cases of hypertensive intraventricular haemorrhage (HIVH). We aimed to investigate the association between preoperative factors and outcome in patients with HIVH treated by EVD plus IVF. METHODS: Records from March 2010 to March 2016 were searched for HIVH treated by EVD plus IVF. We divided this population into the favourable outcome group and the unfavourable outcome group according to the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322837/role-of-prostanoid-ep3-1-receptors-in-mechanisms-of-emesis-and-defaecation-in-ferrets
#14
Kelvin K W Kan, Man K Wai, Robert L Jones, John A Rudd
Prostanoid EP receptor agonists are used for a number of clinical indications but may be associated with gastric disturbance. In the present studies we used the ferret and sulprostone (30µg/kg, i.p.) to investigate the role of EP3/1 receptors in mechanisms of emesis and defaecation. The emetic response was antagonized significantly by (+)-(2S,3S)-3-(2-methoxybenzylamino)-2-phenlypiperidine hydrochloride (CP-99,994; 10mg/kg, i.p.; P<0.05), but not by metoclopramide (0.3 and 3mg/kg), ondansetron (0.1 and 1mg/kg), or scopolamine (3mg/kg); promethazine (3mg/kg) potentiated emesis by approximately 82% (P<0...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315866/cerebrospinal-fluid-and-parenchymal-brain-development-and-growth-in-the-healthy-fetus
#15
Nickie N Andescavage, Adre DuPlessis, Robert McCarter, Gilbert Vezina, Richard Robertson, Catherine Limperopoulos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to apply quantitative magnetic resonance imaging to characterize absolute cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) development, as well as its relative development to fetal brain parenchyma in the healthy human fetus. DESIGN: We created three-dimensional high-resolution reconstructions of the developing brain for healthy fetuses between 18 and 40 weeks' gestation, segmented the parenchymal and CSF spaces, and calculated the volumes for the lateral, third, and fourth ventricles; extra-axial CSF space; and the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brainstem...
March 18, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296378/-type-i-chiari-malformation-associated-with-cerebellar-atrophy-case-report
#16
Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, Willem Guillermo Calderón-Miranda, Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda, Ángel Lee-Aguirre, Gabriel Alcalá-Cerra
Chiari malformation is characterized by caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils that penetrate into the spinal canal through the foramen magnum, achieving reach the atlas or axis. trunk and any drop of the fourth ventricle is observed. Typically is seen in young adults. In some cases scoliosis and Syringomyelic cavities may occur. The authors present (as far as they know) the first case in the literature with long term follow-up, of a caucasian woman with an unusual form of cerebellar atrophy and Chiari Type I malformation, suffering from weakness in his upper and lower extremities with rapidly progression...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291422/comparison-of-posterior-fossa-volumes-and-clinical-outcomes-after-decompression-of-chiari-malformation-type-i
#17
Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Alan Siu, Tiffani A DeFreitas, Justin M Cappuzzo, John S Myseros, Suresh N Magge, Chima O Oluigbo, Robert F Keating
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have indicated an association of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) and a small posterior fossa. Most of these studies have been limited by 2D quantitative methods, and more recent studies utilizing 3D methodologies are time-intensive with manual segmentation. The authors sought to develop a more automated tool to calculate the 3D posterior fossa volume, and correlate its changes after decompression with surgical outcomes. METHODS A semiautomated segmentation program was developed, and used to compare the pre- and postoperative volumes of the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and the CSF spaces (cisterna magna, prepontine cistern, and fourth ventricle) in a cohort of pediatric patients with CM-I...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280470/acute-effect-of-central-administration-of-urotensin-ii-on-baroreflex-and-blood-pressure-in-conscious-normotensive-rabbits
#18
Kyungjoon Lim, Yusuke Sata, Kristy L Jackson, Sandra L Burke, Geoffrey A Head
In the present study, we examined the effects of central administration of Urotensin II on blood pressure, heart rate, and baroreceptor heart rate reflexes in conscious normotensive rabbits. Preliminary operations were undertaken to implant a balloon cuff on the inferior vena cava for baroreflex assessments and to implant cannula into the lateral and fourth ventricle. After 2 weeks of recovery cumulative dose response curves to Urotensin II (10, 100 ng, 1, 10, and 100 μg) given into the ventricles, or Ringer's solution as a vehicle were performed on separate days...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264582/a-new-shunt-for-obstructive-hydrocephalus-ventricle-sylvian-fissure-shunt-a-preliminary-report
#19
Sushil Patkar
Cerbrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway studies have revealed that after egressing from the fourth ventricle reaches the basal supra sellar cistern and ultimately the sylvian cisterns from where the CSF travels over the cerebral convexity subarachnoid space to reach the superior saggital sinus and enters the blood stream. Diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter to the sylvian cistern can be an option to treat obstructive hydrocephalus. 2 patients underwent this procedure of diverting CSF from the lateral ventricle with a shunt catheter (Chabbra, India) to the sylvian cistern successfully and had immediate relief of symptoms of raised intracranial pressure...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254208/molecular-cytogenetic-characterization-of-jacobsen-syndrome-11q23-3-q25-deletion-in-a-fetus-associated-with-double-outlet-right-ventricle-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-and-ductus-venosus-agenesis-on-prenatal-ultrasound
#20
Chih-Ping Chen, Liang-Kai Wang, Pei-Chen Wu, Tung-Yao Chang, Schu-Rern Chern, Peih-Shan Wu, Yen-Ni Chen, Shin-Wen Chen, Chen-Chi Lee, Chien-Wen Yang, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present molecular cytogenetic characterization of Jacobsen syndrome (11q23.3-q25 deletion) in a fetus associated with double outlet right ventricle (DORV), hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), and ductus venosus (DV) agenesis on prenatal ultrasound. CASE REPORT: A 26-year-old woman underwent prenatal ultrasound examination at 22 weeks of gestation, which revealed intrauterine growth restriction, short femurs, DORV, HLHS, DV agenesis, single umbilical artery, and curly fourth toe of the left foot...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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