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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791520/external-ventricular-drain-causes-brain-tissue-damage-an-imaging-study
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Fabrizio Ortolano, Marco Carbonara, Antonella Stanco, Vittorio Civelli, Giorgio Carrabba, Tommaso Zoerle, Nino Stocchetti
BACKGROUND: An external ventricular drain (EVD) is used to measure intracranial pressure (ICP) and to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The procedure is generally safe, but parenchymal sequelae are reported as a possible side effect, with variable incidence. We investigated the mechanical sequelae of EVD insertion and their clinical significance in acute brain-injured patients, with a special focus on hemorrhagic lesions. METHODS: Mechanical sequelae of EVD insertion were detected in patients by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), performed for clinical purposes...
August 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791500/correlation-of-volumetric-growth-and-histological-grade-in-50-meningiomas
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Wai Cheong Soon, Daniel M Fountain, Kacper Koczyk, Mutwakil Abdulla, Sachin Giri, Kieren Allinson, Tomasz Matys, Mathew R Guilfoyle, Ramez W Kirollos, Thomas Santarius
INTRODUCTION: Advances in radiological imaging techniques have enabled volumetric measurements of meningiomas to be easily monitored using serial imaging scans. There is limited literature on the relationship between tumour growth rates and the WHO classification of meningiomas despite tumour growth being a major determinant of type and timing of intervention. Volumetric growth has been successfully used to assess growth of low-grade glioma; however, there is limited information on the volumetric growth rate (VGR) of meningiomas...
August 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777023/impact-of-neurosurgeon-specialization-on-patient-outcomes-for-intracranial-and-spinal-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-1998-2009
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Brandon A McCutcheon, Brian R Hirshman, Brandon C Gabel, Michael W Heffner, Logan P Marcus, Tyler S Cole, Clark C Chen, David C Chang, Bob S Carter
OBJECTIVE The subspecialization of neurosurgical practice is an ongoing trend in modern neurosurgery. However, it remains unclear whether the degree of surgeon specialization is associated with improved patient outcomes. The authors hypothesized that a trend toward increased neurosurgeon specialization was associated with improved patient morbidity and mortality rates. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was used (1998-2009). Patients were included in a spinal analysis cohort for instrumented spine surgery involving the cervical spine ( International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM] codes 81...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769863/application-of-texture-analysis-to-study-small-vessel-disease-and-blood-brain-barrier-integrity
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Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Victor González-Castro, Francesca M Chappell, Eleni Sakka, Stephen Makin, Paul A Armitage, William H Nailon, Joanna M Wardlaw
OBJECTIVES: We evaluate the alternative use of texture analysis for evaluating the role of blood-brain barrier (BBB) in small vessel disease (SVD). METHODS: We used brain magnetic resonance imaging from 204 stroke patients, acquired before and 20 min after intravenous gadolinium administration. We segmented tissues, white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and applied validated visual scores. We measured textural features in all tissues pre- and post-contrast and used ANCOVA to evaluate the effect of SVD indicators on the pre-/post-contrast change, Kruskal-Wallis for significance between patient groups and linear mixed models for pre-/post-contrast variations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with Fazekas scores...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769857/hyperventilation-therapy-for-control-of-posttraumatic-intracranial-hypertension
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Daniel Agustín Godoy, Ali Seifi, David Garza, Santiago Lubillo-Montenegro, Francisco Murillo-Cabezas
During traumatic brain injury, intracranial hypertension (ICH) can become a life-threatening condition if it is not managed quickly and adequately. Physicians use therapeutic hyperventilation to reduce elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) by manipulating autoregulatory functions connected to cerebrovascular CO2 reactivity. Inducing hypocapnia via hyperventilation reduces the partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide (PaCO2), which incites vasoconstriction in the cerebral resistance arterioles. This constriction decrease cerebral blood flow, which reduces cerebral blood volume and, ultimately, decreases the patient's ICP...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766174/discriminant-analysis-of-intracranial-volumetric-variables-in-patients-with-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-and-brain-atrophy
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Leszek Czerwosz, Ewa Szczepek, Krzysztof Nowiński, Beata Sokołowska, Jerzy Jurkiewicz, Zbigniew Czernicki, Waldemar Koszewski
A method was developed for the computerized volumetric assessment of the intracranial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) distribution. The study involved 62 patients differentiated into two groups: with CSF resorption disorders (normal pressure hydrocephalus - 30 patients) and without CSF resorption disorders (various types of brain atrophy - 32 patients). The goal of the study was to ascertain whether the assessment, depending on the linear discriminant analysis of volumetric brain features, could be an effective tool differentiating the two groups...
August 2, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762185/consideration-of-the-intracranial-pressure-threshold-value-for-the-initiation-of-traumatic-brain-injury-treatment-a-xenon-ct-and-perfusion-ct-study
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Mitsuru Honda, Ryo Ichibayashi, Ginga Suzuki, Hiroki Yokomuro, Yoshikatsu Seiki, Shigeru Sase, Taichi Kishi
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is considered to be fundamental for the care of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is routinely used to direct medical and surgical therapy. Accordingly, some guidelines for the management of severe TBI recommend that treatment be initiated for ICP values >20 mmHg. However, it remained to be accounted whether there is a scientific basis to this instruction. The purpose of the present study was to clarify whether the basis of ICP values >20 mmHg is appropriate...
July 31, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752310/impact-of-metal-artifact-reduction-software-on-image-quality-of-gemstone-spectral-imaging-dual-energy-cerebral-ct-angiography-after-intracranial-aneurysm-clipping
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Vincent Dunet, Martine Bernasconi, Steven David Hajdu, Reto Antoine Meuli, Roy Thomas Daniel, Jean-Baptiste Zerlauth
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the impact of metal artifact reduction software (MARs) on image quality of gemstone spectral imaging (GSI) dual-energy (DE) cerebral CT angiography (CTA) after intracranial aneurysm clipping. METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, which waived patient written consent. From January 2013 to September 2016, single source DE cerebral CTA were performed in 45 patients (mean age: 60 ± 9 years, male 9) after intracranial aneurysm clipping and reconstructed with and without MARs...
July 27, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748803/serial-mri-scan-of-posterior-fossa-tumours-predict-patients-at-risk-of-developing-neurocognitive-impairment
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Ramadhan Othman, Kurdistan Gh Abdullah
Background: Brain tumours are the most common solid tumours in children. More than 50% of these tumours develop in the posterior cranial fossa. Long term survivors of posterior fossa tumours (PFT) suffer from neurocognitive and memory issues. We hypothesized that serial MRI scanning of brain would show differences in hippocampal and ACC volume change in PFT patients treated with and without chemo-radiotherapy. Material and Methods: Twelve patients (8 females and 4 males) underwent 76 serial MR imaging examinations before and during treatment for posterior fossa tumours...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745939/reduced-pineal-volume-in-alzheimer-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-mr-imaging-study
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Teruyuki Matsuoka, Ayu Imai, Hiroshi Fujimoto, Yuka Kato, Keisuke Shibata, Kaeko Nakamura, Hajime Yokota, Kei Yamada, Jin Narumoto
Purpose To evaluate pineal volume in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy control subjects and to correlate the findings with results of cognitive testing and brain parenchymal volumes. Materials and Methods The ethics committee approved this retrospective study. The participants included 63 patients with AD, 33 patients with MCI, and 24 healthy control subjects. There were 36 men and 84 women, with a mean age (±standard deviation) of 76.7 years ± 7...
July 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741672/finding-of-increased-caudate-nucleus-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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K Persson, V D Bohbot, N Bogdanovic, G Selbaek, A Braekhus, K Engedal
OBJECTIVES: A recently published study using an automated MRI volumetry method (NeuroQuant®) unexpectedly demonstrated larger caudate nucleus volume in patients with Alzheimer's disease dementia (AD) compared to patients with subjective and mild cognitive impairment (SCI and MCI). The aim of this study was to explore this finding. MATERIALS & METHODS: The caudate nucleus and the hippocampus volumes were measured (both expressed as ratios of intracranial volume) in a total of 257 patients with SCI and MCI according to the Winblad criteria and AD according to ICD-10 criteria...
July 25, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736129/clinical-and-radiological-predictors-of-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-development-and-outcomes
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Angelique F Albert, Matthew A Kirkman
BACKGROUND: Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) can predict intracranial hypertension and outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury. Its utility in middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke is unknown. AIMS: We reviewed serial radiological measurements, including ONSD, in patients with MCA stroke undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) for malignant MCA syndrome and compared demographic, clinical, and radiological data with an age- and gender-matched group of nonmalignant MCA stroke patients...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716153/a-nested-mechanistic-sub-study-into-the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-versus-placebo-on-intracranial-haemorrhage-and-cerebral-ischaemia-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-crash-3-trial-intracranial-bleeding-mechanistic
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Abda Mahmood, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid prevents blood clots from breaking down and reduces bleeding. However, it is uncertain whether tranexamic acid is effective in traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial is a randomised controlled trial that will examine the effect of tranexamic acid (versus placebo) on death and disability in 13,000 patients with traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial hypothesizes that tranexamic acid will reduce intracranial haemorrhage, which will reduce the risk of death...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705822/focal-low-and-global-high-permeability-predict-the-possibility-risk-and-location-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-following-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-therapy-in-acute-stroke
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Y Li, Y Xia, H Chen, N Liu, A Jackson, M Wintermark, Y Zhang, J Hu, B Wu, W Zhang, J Tu, Z Su, G Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The contrast volume transfer coefficient (K(trans)), which reflects blood-brain barrier permeability, is influenced by circulation and measurement conditions. We hypothesized that focal low BBB permeability values can predict the spatial distribution of hemorrhagic transformation and global high BBB permeability values can predict the likelihood of hemorrhagic transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 106 patients with hemispheric stroke who received intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700894/preparation-of-an-au-pt-alloy-free-from-artifacts-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Tomonobu Kodama, Ryusuke Nakai, Kenji Goto, Kunihiro Shima, Hiroo Iwata
PURPOSE: When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed on patients carrying metallic implants, artifacts can disturb the images around the implants, often making it difficult to interpret them appropriately. However, metallic materials are and will be indispensable as raw materials for medical devices because of their electric conductivity, visibility under X-ray fluoroscopy, and other favorable features. What is now desired is to develop a metallic material which causes no artifacts during MRI...
July 9, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696183/visual-system-involvement-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-parkinson-disease
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Alessandro Arrigo, Alessandro Calamuneri, Demetrio Milardi, Enricomaria Mormina, Laura Rania, Elisa Postorino, Silvia Marino, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Giuseppe Pio Anastasi, Maria Felice Ghilardi, Pasquale Aragona, Angelo Quartarone, Michele Gaeta
Purpose To assess intracranial visual system changes of newly diagnosed Parkinson disease in drug-naïve patients. Materials and Methods Twenty patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson disease and 20 age-matched control subjects were recruited. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (T1-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging) was performed with a 3-T MR imager. White matter changes were assessed by exploring a white matter diffusion profile by means of diffusion-tensor imaging-based parameters and constrained spherical deconvolution-based connectivity analysis and by means of white matter voxel-based morphometry (VBM)...
July 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682946/cerebral-alterations-following-experimental-multiple-trauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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Nina Vogt, Christiane Herden, Elke Roeb, Martin Roderfeld, Daphne Eschbach, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Hinnerk Wulf, Steffen Ruchholtz, Eberhard Uhl, Karsten Schöller
Multiple trauma (MT) associated with hemorrhagic shock (HS) might lead to cerebral hypoperfusion and brain damage. We investigated cerebral alterations using a new porcine MT/HS model without traumatic brain injury (TBI) and assessed the neuroprotective properties of mild therapeutic hypothermia. Male pigs underwent standardized MT with HS (45% or 50% loss of blood volume) and resuscitation after 90/120 minutes (T90/T120). In additional groups (TH90/TH120) mild hypothermia (33°C) was induced following resuscitation...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674514/aspects-on-the-physiological-and-biochemical-foundations-of-neurocritical-care
#18
REVIEW
Carl-Henrik Nordström, Lars-Owe Koskinen, Magnus Olivecrona
Neurocritical care (NCC) is a branch of intensive care medicine characterized by specific physiological and biochemical monitoring techniques necessary for identifying cerebral adverse events and for evaluating specific therapies. Information is primarily obtained from physiological variables related to intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral blood flow (CBF) and from physiological and biochemical variables related to cerebral energy metabolism. Non-surgical therapies developed for treating increased ICP are based on knowledge regarding transport of water across the intact and injured blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the regulation of CBF...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671879/feasibility-of-protective-ventilation-during-elective-supratentorial-neurosurgery-a-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial
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Francesco Ruggieri, Luigi Beretta, Laura Corno, Valentina Testa, Enrico A Martino, Marco Gemma
BACKGROUND: Traditional ventilation approaches, providing high tidal volumes (Vt), produce excessive alveolar distention and lung injury. Protective ventilation, employing lower Vt and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), is an attractive alternative also for neuroanesthesia, when prolonged mechanical ventilation is needed. Nevertheless, protective ventilation during intracranial surgery may exert dangerous effects on intracranial pressure (ICP). We tested the feasibility of a protective ventilation strategy in neurosurgery...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669906/thalamus-segmentation-using-multi-modal-feature-classification-validation-and-pilot-study-of-an-age-matched-cohort
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Jeffrey Glaister, Aaron Carass, Tziona NessAiver, Joshua V Stough, Shiv Saidha, Peter A Calabresi, Jerry L Prince
Automatic segmentation of the thalamus can be used to measure differences and track changes in thalamic volume that may occur due to disease, injury or normal aging. An automatic thalamus segmentation algorithm incorporating features from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and thalamus priors constructed from multiple atlases is proposed. Multiple atlases with corresponding manual thalamus segmentations are registered to the target image and averaged to generate the thalamus prior. At each voxel in a region of interest around the thalamus, a multidimensional feature vector that includes the thalamus prior as well as a set of DTI features, including fractional anisotropy, mean diffusivity, and fiber orientation is formed...
June 29, 2017: NeuroImage
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