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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454130/abscess-within-a-glioblastoma-mimicking-a-matryoshka-doll
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Kislay Kishore, Manish Beniwal, Shilpa Rao, K V L N Rao, Vikas Vazhayil, Dwarkanath Srinivas, Sampath Somanna
BACKGROUND: Abscess co-existing within a brain tumor is a rare entity. Case reports in literature primarily consist of sellar pathology and parenchymal lesions including meningioma, glioma, and metastases. We report a case of glioblastoma with an intra-tumoral abscess in a middle-aged lady with no prior invasive procedure or systemic focus of infection. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year old lady presented with new onset generalized seizures and rapidly progressive left hemiparesis...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454121/complications-of-impulse-generator-exchange-surgery-for-deep-brain-stimulation-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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Ann-Kristin Helmers, Isabel Lübbing, Falk Birkenfeld, Karsten Witt, Michael Synowitz, Hubertus Maximilian Mehdorn, Daniela Falk
OBJECTIVE: Non-rechargeable deep brain stimulation (DBS) impulse generators (IG) with a low or empty battery status require surgical IG exchange several years after initial implantation. Complication rates in patients undergoing DBS surgery range from 7.6% to 25.3%. The aim of this study was to investigate the complication rates after IG exchange surgery and to identify risk factors for complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed complications following IG exchange surgery from 2008 to 2015 in a single-centre university hospital setting...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454105/assessing-the-repeatability-of-absolute-cmro-2-oef-and-haemodynamic-measurements-from-calibrated-fmri
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Alberto Merola, Michael A Germuska, Kevin Murphy, Richard G Wise
As energy metabolism in the brain is largely oxidative, the measurement of cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen consumption (CMRO 2 ) is a desirable biomarker for quantifying brain activity and tissue viability. Currently, PET techniques based on oxygen isotopes are the gold standard for obtaining whole brain CMRO 2 maps. Among MRI techniques that have been developed as an alternative are dual calibrated fMRI (dcFMRI) methods, which exploit simultaneous measurements of BOLD and ASL signals during a hypercapnic-hyperoxic experiment to modulate brain blood flow and oxygenation...
February 14, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454104/functional-brain-connectivity-is-predictable-from-anatomic-network-s-laplacian-eigen-structure
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Farras Abdelnour, Michael Dayan, Orrin Devinsky, Thomas Thesen, Ashish Raj
How structural connectivity (SC) gives rise to functional connectivity (FC) is not fully understood. Here we mathematically derive a simple relationship between SC measured from diffusion tensor imaging, and FC from resting state fMRI. We establish that SC and FC are related via (structural) Laplacian spectra, whereby FC and SC share eigenvectors and their eigenvalues are exponentially related. This gives, for the first time, a simple and analytical relationship between the graph spectra of structural and functional networks...
February 14, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454035/high-and-low-doses-of-cocaine-intake-are-differentially-regulated-by-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-the-ventral-tegmental-area-and-the-nucleus-accumbens
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R Chen, S McIntosh, S E Hemby, H Sun, T Sexton, Thomas Martin, S R Childers
Dopamine D2 receptors (D2Rs) in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the nucleus accumbens (NAc) are associated with vulnerability to addiction; however, whether D2Rs in these two brain regions play differential roles in regulation of drug intake is unknown. Here, we compared the effect of decreased mRNA level of Drd2 in each region on cocaine self-administration in a dose-response function. Drd2 mRNA levels in rat VTA or NAc were knocked down by bilateral microinjection of lentivirus coding shRNAs against rat Drd2...
February 14, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454008/temozolomide-affects-extracellular-vesicles-released-by-glioblastoma-cells
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Gwennan André-Grégoire, Nicolas Bidère, Julie Gavard
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive primary tumour within the brain as well as the most common and lethal cerebral cancer, mainly because of treatment failure. Indeed, tumour recurrence is inevitable and fatal in a short period of time. Glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) are thought to participate in tumour initiation, expansion, resistance to treatments, including to the alkylating chemotherapeutic agent temozolomide, and relapse. Here, we assessed whether extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by GSCs could disseminate factors involved in resistance mechanisms...
February 14, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453957/automatic-detection-of-the-duration-of-visual-static-and-dynamic-stimuli
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Szonya Durant, István Sulykos, István Czigler
The perception of the passing of time is fundamental to conscious experience. The duration of a sensory stimulus is one of its defining attributes, but it is not clear how this is encoded in the brain. This work explores whether the duration of a visual stimulus is an attribute that the brain can automatically adapt to and use to predict future stimulus durations. Visual mismatch negativity (vMMN) is an ERP component elicited, even when the stimuli are unattended, when an 'unexpected' visual stimulus appears amongst a series of expected stimuli in an 'oddball' paradigm...
February 14, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453777/intramuscular-allopregnanolone-and-ganaxolone-in-a-mouse-model-of-treatment-resistant-status-epilepticus
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Dorota Zolkowska, Chun-Yi Wu, Michael A Rogawski
Allopregnanolone (5α-pregnan-3α-ol-20-one) and its synthetic 3β-methyl analog, ganaxolone, are positive allosteric modulators of synaptic and extrasynaptic γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptors that exhibit antiseizure activity in diverse animal seizure models, including models of status epilepticus (SE). The 2 neuroactive steroids are being investigated as treatments for SE, including as a treatment for SE induced by chemical threat agents. Intramuscular injection is the preferred route of administration in the prehospital treatment of SE...
February 17, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453681/-18-f-fpybf-2-a-new-f-18-labelled-amyloid-imaging-pet-tracer-biodistribution-and-radiation-dosimetry-assessment-of-first-in-man-18-f-fpybf-2-pet-imaging
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Ryuichi Nishii, Tatsuya Higashi, Shinya Kagawa, Chio Okuyama, Yoshihiko Kishibe, Masaaki Takahashi, Tomoko Okina, Norio Suzuki, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Nagahama, Koichi Ishizu, Naoya Oishi, Hiroyuki Kimura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Masahiro Ono, Hideo Saji, Hiroshi Yamauchi
OBJECTIVE: Recently, a benzofuran derivative for the imaging of β-amyloid plaques, 5-(5-(2-(2-(2- 18 F-fluoroethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzofuran-2-yl)- N-methylpyridin-2-amine ( 18 F-FPYBF-2) has been validated as a tracer for amyloid imaging and it was found that 18 F-FPYBF-2 PET/CT is a useful and reliable diagnostic tool for the evaluation of AD (Higashi et al. Ann Nucl Med, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12149-018-1236-1 , 2018). The aim of this study was to assess the biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of diagnostic dosages of 18 F-FPYBF-2 in normal healthy volunteers as a first-in-man study...
February 16, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453679/the-impact-of-timing-of-immunotherapy-with-cranial-irradiation-in-melanoma-patients-with-brain-metastases-intracranial-progression-survival-and-toxicity
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Rifaquat Rahman, Alfonso Cortes, Andrzej Niemierko, Kevin S Oh, Keith T Flaherty, Donald P Lawrence, Ryan J Sullivan, Helen A Shih
Immunotherapy (IT) is increasingly incorporated in the management of metastatic melanoma patients with brain metastases, but the impact of timing of IT with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the temporal significance of IT in melanoma patients treated with cranial radiation therapy (RT) with respect to patterns of intracranial progression, overall survival (OS), and toxicity. We retrospectively reviewed consecutive melanoma patients with brain metastases undergoing cranial RT and IT between 2008 and 2015...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453542/mechanisms-underlying-neurotoxicity-of-silver-nanoparticles
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Lidia Strużyńska, Joanna Skalska
The potent antimicrobial properties of nanoparticulate silver (AgNPs) have led to broad interest in using them in a wide range of commercial and medical applications. Although numerous in vivo and in vitro studies have provided evidence of toxic effects, rapid commercialization of AgNP-based nanomaterials has advanced without characterization of their potential environmental and health hazards. There is evidence that AgNPs can be translocated from the blood to the brain, regardless the route of exposure, and accumulate in the brain over time...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453166/skull-metastasis-revealing-a-renal-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohamed Badri, Ghassen Gader, Kamel Bahri, Ihsen Zammel
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinomas represent 85% of malignant renal tumors. Typically, the tumor remains asymptomatic a long time before the appearance of urologic clinical signs. In some cases, metastasis can precede the manifestations of the primary tumor. Different sites are potential metastatic localizations for renal tumors, including skull metastases who represent a very rare location. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 65-year-old man presented after the appearance of a skull mass...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453045/activation-of-ppar%C3%AE-mediates-icaritin-induced-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
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Yongji Liu, Ling Shi, Yuan Liu, Peng Li, Guoping Jiang, Xiaoning Gao, Yongbin Zhang, Chuanwu Jiang, Weiping Zhu, Hongxing Han, Fang Ju
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most prevalent primary malignancy of the brain. This study was designed to investigate whether icaritin exerts anti-neoplastic activity against GBM in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was utilized to examine the viability of GBM cells. The apoptotic cell population was measured by flow cytometry analysis. Cell cycle distribution was detected by flow cytometry as well. Western blot analysis was performed to examine the level of biomarker proteins in GBM cells...
February 13, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452906/extracranial-arterial-wall-volume-is-increased-and-shows-relationships-with-vascular-mri-measures-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
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Stephen Ball, Sarah Al-Bachari, Laura M Parkes, Hedley C A Emsley, Charles N McCollum
OBJECTIVE: Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, often complicated by dementia. Cardiovascular risk factors and spontaneous cerebral emboli (SCE) are strongly associated with Alzheimer's (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). We measured SCE in the middle cerebral artery and arterial wall volume in the extracranial arteries in patients with IPD and controls, and explored the relationships with structural and physiological MRI brain neurovascular measures...
February 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452810/interleukin-6-is-both-necessary-and-sufficient-to-produce-perioperative-neurocognitive-disorder-in-mice
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J Hu, X Feng, M Valdearcos, D Lutrin, Y Uchida, S K Koliwad, M Maze
BACKGROUND: Perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND) result in long-term morbidity and mortality with no effective interventions available. Because interleukin-6 (IL-6), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, is consistently up-regulated by trauma, including after surgery, we determined whether IL-6 is a putative therapeutic target for PND in a mouse model. METHODS: Following institutional approval, adult (12-14 weeks) male C57/Bl6 mice were pretreated with the IL-6 receptor (IL6R) blocking antibody tocilizumab prior to open tibia fracture with internal fixation under isoflurane anaesthesia...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452802/moving-to-human-trials-for-argon-neuroprotection-in-neurological-injury-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
A J Gardner, D K Menon
Despite the global burden of brain injury, neuroprotective agents remain elusive. There are no clinically effective therapies which reduce mortality or improve long-term cognitive outcome. Ventilation could be an easily modifiable variable in resuscitation; gases are relatively simple to administer. Xenon is the prototypic agent of a new generation of experimental treatments which show promise. However, use is hindered by its prohibitive cost and anaesthetic properties. Argon is an attractive option, being cheaper, easy to transport, non-sedating, and mechanistically distinct from xenon...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452328/louis-victor-leborgne-tan
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REVIEW
Nasser Mohammed, Devi Prasad Patra, Anil Nanda
Louis Victor Leborgne was a patient of Paul Broca. "Monsieur Leborgne" as Paul Broca would call him was also known around in the hospital by the nickname, "Tan," His neurological condition left him with a difficulty in speaking and he could only speak the word "Tan". Leborgne spent nearly half of his entire life in the hospital. He was initially admitted into the psychiatry division of the hospital and was later transferred under the care of Broca towards the end of his life. The story of the Leborgne sits in the crossroads of human thoughts that led to the discovery of cerebral localization...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452213/nanoemulsion-of-atovaquone-as-a-promising-approach-for-treatment-of-acute-and-chronic-toxoplasmosis
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Sanaz Jafarpour Azami, Amir Amani, Hossein Keshavarz, Roqya Najafi-Taher, Mehdi Mohebali, Mohammad Ali Faramarzi, Mahmood Mahmoudi, Saeedeh Shojaee
Treatment of toxoplasmosis is necessary in congenital form and immunocompromised patients. Atovaquone is a powerful suppressor of protozoan parasites with a broad-spectrum activity, but an extremely low water solubility and bioavailability. In this study, nanoemulsion of this drug was prepared with grape seed oil using spontaneous emulsification method to increase bioavailability and efficacy of atovaquone for treatment of toxoplasmosis. In vitro activity of atovaquone nanoemulsion against T. gondii, RH and Tehran strains, was assessed in HeLa cell culture...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452165/the-beneficial-role-of-early-exercise-training-following-stroke-and-possible-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Ying Xing, Si-Dong Yang, Fang Dong, Man-Man Wang, Ya-Shuo Feng, Feng Zhang
Exercise training is a regular therapy for stroke patients in clinic. However, whether the early exercise is beneficial for stroke patients is still controversial. The review was performed in databases of OVID, PUBMED, and ISI Web of Science, from respective inception to December 2017. In this review, we summarize the effect of different exercise intensity, initiation time, and style on ischemic stroke. Moreover, the possible mechanism is also discussed. The conclusion is that the voluntary exercise is better in promoting the functional recovery following stroke compared to forced exercise; too early initiated exercise might play a harmful role following stroke, while early initiated exercise might exert benefits after stroke; mild and moderate intensity exercise training could generate better neuroprotection in comparison with high intensity exercise training; early excise training could regulate the process of brain edema, cell apoptosis, oxidative damage, stem cells and other mechanisms in order to exert neuroprotection for brain...
February 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451849/a-comprehensive-review-of-eggs-choline-and-lutein-on-cognition-across-the-life-span
#20
Taylor C Wallace
In 2030, one in five Americans will be older than 65 years, and with that an increase in the number of individuals who experience loss in cognitive capacity is to be expected. At the same time, nutrition within the first 1000 days postconception has been suggested to strongly influence cognitive outcomes across the life-span in humans. Eggs are a primary source of both choline and the xanthophyll carotenoid lutein in the western diet, and both have been suggested to influence cognitive function in humans. This comprehensive review critically examines the effects of eggs, choline, and lutein on cognition across the life-span...
February 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
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