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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221195/quantification-of-contractile-mechanics-in-the-rat-heart-from-ventricular-pressure-alone
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Chih-Hsien Wang, Ru-Wen Chang, Chun-Yi Chang, Ming-Shiou Wu, Hsien-Li Kao, Liang-Chuan Lai, Tai-Horng Young, Hsi-Yu Yu, Yih-Sharng Chen, Kuo-Chu Chang
To quantitate the contractile mechanics of the heart, the ventricle is considered an elastic chamber with known end-systolic elastance (Ees ). Ees can be calculated from a single pressure-ejected volume curve, which requires simultaneous records of left ventricular (LV) pressure and the aortic flow (Qm). In clinical settings, it is helpful to evaluate patients' cardiac contractile status by using a minimally invasive approach to physiological signal monitoring, wherever possible, such as by using LV pressure alone...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209547/an-acquired-form-of-dandy-walker-malformation-with-enveloping-hemosiderin-deposits
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Tadashi Shiohama, Ryo Ando, Katsunori Fujii, Hiroki Mukai, Yuki Naruke, Katsuo Sugita, Eiji Kato, Naoki Shimojo
Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) is a posterior fossa anomaly characterized by hypoplasia and upward rotation of the cerebellar vermis and cystic dilation of the fourth ventricle. The cyst of DWM rarely extends posteriorly to almost completely fill the entire posterior fossa, which mimics primary cerebellar agenesis, a cerebellar porencephalic cyst, and an arachnoid cyst due to the lack of clarity of the thin cystic wall. A 10-month-old female born at 23 weeks' gestation with cerebellar hemorrhage in the neonatal period was admitted to our hospital with dysphagia and side-to-side head bobbing...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205695/diminished-gastric-prokinetic-response-to-ghrelin-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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E M Besecker, A R White, G M Holmes
BACKGROUND: Patients with cervical or high-thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI) often present reduced gastric emptying and early satiety. Ghrelin provokes motility via gastric vagal neurocircuitry and ghrelin receptor agonists offer a therapeutic option for gastroparesis. We have previously shown that experimental high-thoracic injury (T3-SCI) diminishes sensitivity to another gastrointestinal peptide, cholecystokinin. This study tests the hypothesis that T3-SCI impairs the vagally mediated response to ghrelin...
December 5, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196306/perinatal-infratentorial-haemorrhage-a-rare-but-possibly-life-threatening-condition
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Bettina Cornelia Henzi, Bendicht Wagner, Rajeev Kumar Verma, Sandra Bigi
BACKGROUND: Perinatal infratentorial haemorrhage (PIH) is a rare birth complication associated with abnormal labour. CASE PRESENTATION: A baby boy was born by vacuum extraction at 41 weeks' gestational age. The pregnancy was uneventful and Apgar scores were 3/6/9. Following initial resuscitation, insufficient and irregular breathing, non-reactive pupils and absence of spontaneous movements were noted. A diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) was considered...
December 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171184/structural-malformations-of-the-brain-eye-and-pituitary-gland-in-phace-syndrome
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Jack E Steiner, Garrett N McCoy, Christopher P Hess, William B Dobyns, Denise W Metry, Beth A Drolet, Mohit Maheshwari, Dawn H Siegel
PHACE syndrome is the association of segmental facial hemangiomas with congenital arterial, brain, cardiac, and ocular anomalies. Structural brain malformations affect 41-52% of PHACE patients and can be associated with focal neurologic deficits, developmental delays, and/or intellectual disability. To better characterize the spectrum of structural brain and other intracranial anomalies in PHACE syndrome, MRI scans of the head/neck were retrospectively reviewed in 55 patients from the PHACE Syndrome International Clinical Registry and Genetic Repository...
November 24, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170836/phase-contrast-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-qualitative-evaluation-of-patency-of-csf-flow-pathways-prior-to-infusion-of-chemotherapeutic-and-other-agents-into-the-fourth-ventricle
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Rajan P Patel, Clark W Sitton, Leena M Ketonen, Ping Hou, Jason M Johnson, Seferino Romo, Stephen Fletcher, Manish N Shah, Marcia Kerr, Wafik Zaky, Michael E Rytting, Soumen Khatua, David I Sandberg
PURPOSE: Nuclear medicine studies have previously been utilized to assess for blockage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow prior to intraventricular chemotherapy infusions. To assess CSF flow without nuclear medicine studies, we obtained cine phase-contrast MRI sequences that assess CSF flow from the fourth ventricle down to the sacrum. METHODS: In three clinical trials, 18 patients with recurrent malignant posterior fossa tumors underwent implantation of a ventricular access device (VAD) into the fourth ventricle, either with or without simultaneous tumor resection...
November 23, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155115/transtentorial-distortion-syndrome-a-consistent-complication-following-lateral-and-fourth-ventricular-shunting-in-adults
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Claudia L Craven, Irene Baudracco, Simon D Thompson, Lewis Thorne, Laurence D Watkins, Ahmed K Toma
BACKGROUND: Complex hydrocephalus affecting lateral and fourth ventricles separately is occasionally managed with CSF diversion via supra- and infra-tentorial ventricular catheters. The optimal configuration to reduce complications is currently unknown in adults. We describe a consistently similar clinical presentation of patients with complex hydrocephalus and a fourth ventricle separately drained by infra-tentorial shunt insertion. METHODS: A retrospective single centre case series...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148902/microsurgical-anatomy-and-approaches-around-the-lateral-recess-with-special-reference-to-entry-into-the-pons
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Osamu Akiyama, Ken Matsushima, Maximiliano Nunez, Satoshi Matsuo, Akihide Kondo, Hajime Arai, Albert L Rhoton, Toshio Matsushima
OBJECTIVE The lateral recess is a unique structure communicating between the ventricle and cistern, which is exposed when treating lesions involving the fourth ventricle and the brainstem with surgical approaches such as the transcerebellomedullary fissure approach. In this study, the authors examined the microsurgical anatomy around the lateral recess, including the fiber tracts, and analyzed their findings with respect to surgical exposure of the lateral recess and entry into the lower pons. METHODS Ten cadaveric heads were examined with microsurgical techniques, and 2 heads were examined with fiber dissection to clarify the anatomy between the lateral recess and adjacent structures...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142384/hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-in-case-of-chiari-1-5-malformation-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Viralkumar M Vasani, Subhas Kanti Konar, S Satish
Type 2 respiratory failure is defined as hypercapnia associated with hypoxia. Chiari 1.5 is known as herniation of the cerebellar tonsils along with brain stem and fourth ventricle. We report a 35-year-old male who presented with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (Type 2), without any preexisting neurological or respiratory abnormality. Analysis of blood gases in emergency revealed a pH of 7.12, pCO2 of 132 mmHg, and arterial oxygen tension of 118 mm Hg. He was intubated and ventilated. Magnetic resonance imaging brain revealed herniation of the cerebellar tonsils along with brain stem and fourth ventricle...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125445/morphometric-and-volumetric-comparison-of-102-children-with-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-chiari-malformation-type-i
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Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Ndi Geh, Bryn A Martin, Philip A Allen, Jennifer Strahle, Francis Loth, Desale Habtzghi, Aintzane Urbizu Serrano, Daniel McQuaide, Hugh J L Garton, Karin M Muraszko, Cormac O Maher
OBJECTIVE Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is typically defined on imaging by a cerebellar tonsil position ≥ 5 mm below the foramen magnum. Low cerebellar tonsil position is a frequent incidental finding on brain or cervical spine imaging, even in asymptomatic individuals. Nonspecific symptoms (e.g., headache and neck pain) are common in those with low tonsil position as well as in those with normal tonsil position, leading to uncertainty regarding appropriate management for many patients with low tonsil position and nonspecific symptoms...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125433/a-points-based-algorithm-for-prognosticating-clinical-outcome-of-chiari-malformation-type-i-with-syringomyelia-results-from-a-predictive-model-analysis-of-82-surgically-managed-adult-patients
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Sumit Thakar, Laxminadh Sivaraju, Kuruthukulangara S Jacob, Aditya Atal Arun, Saritha Aryan, Dilip Mohan, Narayanam Anantha Sai Kiran, Alangar S Hegde
OBJECTIVE Although various predictors of postoperative outcome have been previously identified in patients with Chiari malformation Type I (CMI) with syringomyelia, there is no known algorithm for predicting a multifactorial outcome measure in this widely studied disorder. Using one of the largest preoperative variable arrays used so far in CMI research, the authors attempted to generate a formula for predicting postoperative outcome. METHODS Data from the clinical records of 82 symptomatic adult patients with CMI and altered hindbrain CSF flow who were managed with foramen magnum decompression, C-1 laminectomy, and duraplasty over an 8-year period were collected and analyzed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103634/efficacy-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-in-old-aged-patients-with-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Young Sill Kang, Eun-Kyung Park, Ju-Seong Kim, Dong-Seok Kim, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Kyu-Won Shim
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a chronic disorder caused by interrupted CSF absorption or flow. Generally, shunt placement is first option for NPH treatment. Due to complications of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt placement, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) can be considered as an alternative treatment option. Here we report the efficacy of ETV especially in old aged patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus. Total 21 old aged patients with communicating hydrocephalus with opening pressure, measured via lumbar puncture, less than 20cm H2O underwent ETV...
October 23, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098570/intracranial-melanotic-schwannomas-a-rare-variant-with-unusual-adherent-features
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D Mahato, T Vivas-Buitrago, K Gassie, M Jentoft, D Tavanaiepour, A Quiñones-Hinojosa
Intracranial melanotic schwannomas (IMSch) are extremely rare nerve sheath tumors with features of Schwann cells that produce melanin. After a thorough review of the available literature since 1967, we report not only the 20th case of IMSch but a comprehensive modern-era analysis of radiographic and histological key-points to be considered when diagnosing and treating patients with this rare known entity. This is the case of a 43 years-old woman who presented with severe headaches 9 years ago (2008). At that time, MRI of the brain showed a 1...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091253/morphometric-study-of-the-human-brainstem-and-its-neurovascular-relations
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Bianca Aurora Szabo, Raluca Pascalau, Vlad Adrian Padurean
AIM: The brainstem is a very complex segment of the central nervous system because it has a high density of nuclei and tracts with vital functional roles. This explains the considerable difficulty of surgery for lesions located in or around the brainstem. Our paper aims to provide a concise description of the external configuration, its internal correspondence and the neurovascular relations of the brainstem with morphometric data that can be useful in surgical planning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted on formalin fixed brainstem specimens, which were harvested with respect to the topographic anatomy...
October 2, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055384/the-central-nervous-system-pressure-histogram-in-hydrocephalus-and-hydromyelia
#15
H F Williams
This work makes proposals on the relationship between intracranial pressure (ICP) and hydrocephalus that changes over time with the evolution of the disease. This includes the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) filling mechanism that leads to an increase in mode pressure if excess fluid volume exacerbates the obstructive process. Elevation in mode occurs because pressure in the central nervous system (CNS) represents a state of reduced flow, rather than an abnormality of volume. Diseases that cause elevated mode pressure by means of a primary edema can lead to hydrocephalus if there is sufficient time and obstruction to flow for the filling mechanism to act...
October 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044454/the-role-of-telovelar-approach-in-fourth-ventricular-surgery-a-new-perspective
#16
Ehab Eissa
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation the efficiency of the telovelar approach for 4th ventricular lesions through identifying and preserving neurovascular structures. METHODS: Forty cases of fourth ventricular tumours using the telovelar approach Results: It provides adequate exposure in all cases. The brainstem and posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) were early identified and preserved in all cases. Potential tumour attachment was observed at the floor of the fourth ventricle in twenty two (55%) cases, 5 of them were brain stem glioma...
August 31, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037562/dandy-walker-syndrome-with-duplex-kidney-abnormalities-in-trisomy-18-a-rare-case-report
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Tun-Jun Wang, Yi-Ying Li, Wan-Ju Wu, Chi-Kang Lin, Chun-Kai Wang, Chen-Yu Wang, Kwei-Shuai Hwang, Her-Young Su
OBJECTIVE: Trisomy 18 is one of the major numerical chromosomal disorders. The incidence of trisomy 18 is approximately one in 6000 live births. Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM) is the most common congenital malformation of the cerebellum, with an incidence of about one in 5000 live births. The incidence of trisomy 18 associated with DWM is rare and long-term survival rate is very low. CASE REPORT: A case involving a 39-year-old pregnant female with a case of trisomy 18 associated with DWM...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033643/dandy-walker-malformation-presenting-with-affective-symptoms
#18
Mert Batmaz, Zeynep Ezgi Balçik, Ürün Özer, Burcu Hamurişçi Yalçin, Şakir Özen
Dandy-Walker malformation is defined by enlarged posterior fossa, cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle, and cerebellar hypoplasia. Although developmental delay and mental retardation are common in Dandy-Walker malformation cases, other comorbid psychiatric conditions have been rarely reported. There are limited numbers of case reports about comorbidity of bipolar disorder with Dandy-Walker malformation in the literature. Herein, a Dandy-Walker malformation case presenting affective symptoms is reported, and psychiatric symptoms which might be seen in this rare malformation are discussed along with diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up processes...
September 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027876/intradural-pathology-and-pathophysiology-associated-with-chiari-i-malformation-in-children-and-adults-with-and-without-syringomyelia
#19
Brian J Dlouhy, Jeffrey D Dawson, Arnold H Menezes
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology underlying tonsillar herniation and CSF obstruction in Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is unclear, and the cause of CM-I-associated syringomyelia is not well understood. A better understanding of this pathophysiology is important for an improved treatment strategy. Therefore, the authors sought to identify, characterize, and examine the intradural pathology and CSF flow pathophysiology in the posterior fossa and at the level of the foramen magnum that occurs in the setting of CM-I...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026668/fourth-ventricle-neurocysticercosis-rigid-endoscopic-management-description-of-direct-transcerebellar-approach
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A Ceja-Espinosa, J A Franco-Jiménez, A Sosa-Nájera, G A Gutiérrez-Aceves, M I Ruiz-Flores
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy has gained a crucial role in high specialty neurosurgery during the last decades. At present, there are well-defined flexible neuroendoscopic procedures to treat ventricular and subarachnoid space pathologies. Neurocysticercosis is recognized as a common cause of neurologic disease in developing countries and the United States. Surgical intervention, especially cerebrospinal fluid diversion, is the key for management of hydrocephalus. In 2002, a consensus suggested that ventricular forms should be treated with endoscopy as the first option...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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