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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350576/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-on-high-salt-diet
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Fanny Herisson, Iris Zhou, Jerome Mawet, E Du, Arnavaz H Barfejani, Tao Qin, Marilyn J Cipolla, Philip Z Sun, Natalia S Rost, Cenk Ayata
Stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) on high-salt diet are characterized by extremely high arterial pressures, and have been endorsed as a model for hypertensive small vessel disease and vascular cognitive impairment. However, rapidly developing malignant hypertension is a well-known cause of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in humans, associated with acute neurological deficits, seizures, vasogenic cerebral edema and microhemorrhages. In this study, we aimed to examine the overlap between human PRES and SHRSP on high-salt diet...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348993/delayed-presentation-of-cerebral-air-embolism-from-a-left-atrial-esophageal-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Catherine Peterson, Clay Elswick, Vicki Diaz, R Shane Tubbs, Marc Moisi
Air embolism developing from an atrial-esophageal fistula that was created as a complication from an atrial ablation procedure is a rare, yet usually fatal diagnosis. Neurologic manifestations such as meningitis, altered mental status, seizures, strokes, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), psychiatric changes, and coma can ensue. Imaging of the brain might reveal infarcts, cerebral edema, as well as signs of pneumocephalus. This case describes a 42-year-old male with recent cardiac ablation procedure at an outside hospital for refractory atrial fibrillation (A-fib) who presented with altered mental status, dyspnea and diaphoresis...
November 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344963/refractory-pulmonary-edema-and-upper-body-hypoxemia-during-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-case-for-atrial-septostomy
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Amit Prasad, Ali Ghodsizad, Christoph Brehm, Mark Kozak, Michael Körner, Aly El Banayosy, Kai Singbartl
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides mechanical circulatory support for patients with advanced cardiogenic shock, facilitating myocardial recovery and limiting multi-organ failure. In patients with severely limited left ventricular ejection, peripheral VA-ECMO can further increase left ventricular and left atrial pressures (LAP). Failure to decompress the left heart under these circumstances can result in pulmonary edema and upper body hypoxemia, that is, myocardial and cerebral ischemia...
January 18, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343753/procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-for-malignant-cerebral-edema-in-massive-cerebral-infarction
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Yan Zhang, Gang Liu, Yuan Wang, Yingying Su, Rehana K Leak, Guodong Cao
The objective of this study is to explore whether procalcitonin (PCT) can serve as an early biomarker of malignant cerebral edema in patients with massive cerebral infarction (MCI). Ninety-three patients with acute MCI were divided into death or survival groups based on whether they died or survived within 1 week of cerebral herniation. Differences in laboratory parameters between these two groups were analyzed by univariate analysis, followed by multivariate logistic regression analyses if the influencing factors were significantly different...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343482/par1-biased-signaling-is-required-for-activated-protein-c-in-vivo-benefits-in-sepsis-and-stroke
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Ranjeet K Sinha, Yaoming Wang, Zhen Zhao, Xiao Xu, Laurent Burnier, Naveen Gupta, José A Fernandez, Greg Martin, Sergey Kupriyanov, Laurent O Mosnier, Berislav V Zlokovic, John H Griffin
Activated Protein C (APC) cleaves protease activated receptor (PAR)1 in vitro at R46 to initiate beneficial cell signaling; however, thrombin and APC can cleave at R41. To elucidate PAR1-dependent aspects of pharmacologic APC's in vivo mechanisms, we generated C57BL/6 mouse strains carrying QQ41 or QQ46 point mutations in PAR1 (F2r gene). Using these strains, we determined whether or not recombinant murine signaling-selective APC mutants would reduce septic death or provide neuroprotection against ischemic stroke when mice carried PAR1 homozygous mutations that prevent cleavage at either R41 or R46...
January 17, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342201/differentiation-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-metastases-and-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphomas-using-multiparametric-perfusion-and-diffusion-mr-imaging-of-a-tumor-core-and-a-peritumoral-zone-searching-for-a-practical-approach
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Małgorzata Neska-Matuszewska, Joanna Bladowska, Marek Sąsiadek, Anna Zimny
INTRODUCTION: In conventional MR examinations glioblastomas multiforme (GBMs), metastases and primary CNS lymphomas (PCNSLs) may show very similar appearance. The aim of the study was to evaluate usefulness of multiparametric T2*DSC perfusion and diffusion MR imaging in the preoperative differentiation of these tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy four solitary enhancing tumors (27 GBMs, 30 metastases, 17 PCNSLs) were enrolled in the study. Parameters of cerebral blood volume (rCBV), peak height (rPH), percentage of signal recovery (rPSR) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) were assessed from the tumor core and the peritumoral non-enhancing T2-hyperintense zone...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341965/osmotic-shifts-cerebral-edema-and-neurologic-deterioration-in-severe-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Eric Michael Liotta, Anna L Romanova, Bryan D Lizza, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Minjee Kim, Brandon Francis, Rajbeer Singh Sangha, Timothy J Carroll, Daniel Ganger, Daniela P Ladner, Andrew M Naidech, James J Paparello, Shyam Prabhakaran, Farzaneh A Sorond, Matthew B Maas
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the effect of acute electrolyte and osmolar shifts on brain volume and neurologic function in patients with liver failure and severe hepatic encephalopathy. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of brain CT scans and clinical data. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital ICUs. PATIENTS: Patients with acute or acute-on-chronic liver failure and severe hepatic encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: Clinically indicated CT scans and serum laboratory studies...
February 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341020/mri-in-the-study-of-animal-models-of-stroke
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Pedro Ramos-Cabrer, Daniel Padro
Stroke consists of the loss of cerebral functions resulting from the interruption of blood supply to a region of the brain, and represents the second cause of death and the leading cause of major disability in adults in Europe. Stroke is a very active field of research at preclinical and clinical levels, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most powerful tools that scientist and clinicians have for the study of the onset, evolution and consequences of this devastating disease, as well as for the monitoring of the success of available treatments, or for the development of novel therapeutic strategies...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338905/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-rare-childhood-case-with-unconsciousness
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Akira Komori, Daisuke Mizu, Koichi Ariyoshi
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a condition characterized by seizures, altered consciousness, visual disturbances, and headache. Characteristic findings on neuroimaging include cerebral edema, typically involving the parieto-occipital white matter. PRES has been associated with hypertension, autoimmune disease, and Henoch-Schölein purpura (HSP), but few cases have been reported, and fewer cases of PRES have been reported in children. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 4-year-old girl who presented with blindness and semi-consciousness...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336360/early-neurological-deterioration-after-recanalization-treatment-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-retrospective-study
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Ying-Bo Zhang, Ying-Ying Su, Yan-Bo He, Yi-Fei Liu, Gang Liu, Lin-Lin Fan
BACKGROUND: Early neurological deterioration (END) is a prominent issue after recanalization treatment. However, few studies have reported the characteristics of END after endovascular treatment (EVT) as so far. This study investigated the incidence, composition, and outcomes of END after intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rt-PA) and EVT of acute ischemic stroke, and identified risk factors for END. METHODS: Medical records of patients who received recanalization treatment between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015 were reviewed...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331207/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation-a-case-report-presenting-diagnostic-difficulties
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Cecylia Rajczewska-Oleszkiewicz, Agnieszka Cyganek, Anna Stadnik, Dorota Dziewulska
We describe an 86-year-old woman with a history of hypertension who presented sudden disturbances of consciousness and left hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed diffused hyperintensive changes on T2-weighted images localized subcortically in the white matter of both cerebral hemispheres, corresponding to acute vasogenic edema, causing moderate mass effect. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was initially diagnosed. After implementation of anti-edema intravenous steroid treatment and hypotensive therapy the symptoms began to retire, till the total regression...
January 6, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329250/blood-flow-and-continuous-eeg-changes-during-symptomatic-plateau-waves
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Natalie Kreitzer, Maggie Huynh, Brandon Foreman
Benign meningiomas uncommonly lead to significant cerebral edema, with only a few cases previously reported in the medical literature. The present study describes the case of a 49-year-old female who had a meningioma resection. She subsequently developed malignant cerebral edema and had episodes that were initially concerning for seizure activity. However, transient blood flow changes concerning for intracranial pressure (ICP) crises, were demonstrated on electroencephalogram (EEG) as well as noninvasive cerebral blood flow monitoring...
January 12, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316834/delayed-administration-of-bq788-an-etb-antagonist-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-promotes-recovery-of-blood-brain-barrier-function-and-reduction-of-cerebral-edema-in-mice
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Shotaro Michinaga, Akimasa Kimura, Shunichi Hatanaka, Shizuho Minami, Arisa Asano, Yuki Ikushima, Shingo Matsui, Yoshiya Toriyama, Manami Fujii, Yutaka Koyama
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is induced by immediate physical disruption of brain tissue, and causes death and disability. Studies on experimental TBI animal models show that disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) underlies brain edema and neuroinflammation during the delayed phase of TBI. In neurological disorders, endothelin-1 (ET-1) is involved in BBB dysfunction and brain edema. In this study, the effect of ET antagonists on BBB dysfunction and brain edema were examined in a mouse focal TBI model using lateral fluid percussion injury (FPI)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313473/1-5-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-investigate-potential-etiologies-of-brain-swelling-in-pediatric-cerebral-malaria
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Michael J Potchen, Samuel D Kampondeni, Karl B Seydel, E Mark Haacke, Sylvester S Sinyangwe, Musaku Mwenechanya, Simon J Glover, Danny A Milner, Eric Zeli, Colleen A Hammond, David Utriainen, Kennedy Lishimpi, Terrie E Taylor, Gretchen L Birbeck
The hallmark of pediatric cerebral malaria (CM) is sequestration of parasitized red blood cells in the cerebral microvasculature. Malawi-based research using 0.35 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) established that severe brain swelling is associated with fatal CM, but swelling etiology remains unclear. Autopsy and clinical studies suggest several potential etiologies, but limitations of 0.35 T MRI precluded optimal investigations into swelling pathophysiology. A 1.5 T MRI in Zambia allowed for further investigations including susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI)...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310908/an-infant-born-to-a-mother-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
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Nitish Chourasia, Michael W Watkins, Jeremy E Lankford, Joseph S Kass, Ankur Kamdar
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder that often affects women of childbearing age, and maternal-fetal transfer of anti-NMDAR antibodies during pregnancy has been documented in both symptomatic and asymptomatic women. The effects of these antibodies on the fetus, however, are incompletely understood. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: This term infant exhibited depressed respiratory effort, poor feeding, and abnormal movements after birth...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302205/endogenous-agmatine-induced-by-ischemic-preconditioning-regulates-ischemic-tolerance-following-cerebral-ischemia
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Jae Hwan Kim, Jae Young Kim, Jin Young Jung, Yong Woo Lee, Won Taek Lee, Seung Kon Huh, Jong Eun Lee
Ischemic preconditioning (IP) is one of the most important endogenous mechanisms that protect the cells against ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, the exact molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we showed that changes in the level of agmatine were correlated with ischemic tolerance. Changes in brain edema, infarct volume, level of agmatine, and expression of arginine decarboxylase (ADC) and nitric oxide synthases (NOS; inducible NOS [iNOS] and neural NOS [nNOS]) were analyzed during I/R injury with or without IP in the rat brain...
December 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295830/treatment-of-severe-hyponatremia
#17
Richard H Sterns
Patients with severe (serum sodium ≤120 mEq/L), symptomatic hyponatremia can develop life-threatening or fatal complications from cerebral edema if treatment is inadequate and permanent neurologic disability from osmotic demyelination if treatment is excessive. Unfortunately, as is true of all electrolyte disturbances, there are no randomized trials to guide the treatment of this challenging disorder. Rather, therapeutic decisions rest on physiologic principles, animal models, observational studies, and single-patient reports...
January 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295651/mcc950-the-selective-nlrp3-inflammasome-inhibitor-protects-mice-against-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Saifudeen Ismael, Sanaz Nasoohi, Tauheed Ishrat
NNucleotide oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor protein-3 (NLRP3) inflammasome may intimately contribute to sustaining damage following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study aims to examine whether specific modulation of NLPR3 inflammasome by MCC950, a novel selective NLRP3 inhibitor confers protection after experimental TBI. Unilateral cortical impact injury was induced in young adult C57BL/6 mice. MCC950 (50 mg/kg, i.p.) or saline was administration at 1 h and 3 h post TBI. Animals were tested for neurological function, and then sacrificed for edema at 24 or 72 h post TBI...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290003/inhibition-of-vegf-signaling-reduces-diabetes-exacerbated-brain-swelling-but-not-infarct-size-in-large-cerebral-infarction-in-mice
#19
Eunhee Kim, Jiwon Yang, Keun Woo Park, Sunghee Cho
In light of repeated translational failures with preclinical neuroprotection-based strategies, this preclinical study reevaluates brain swelling as an important pathological event in diabetic stroke and investigates underlying mechanism of the comorbidity-enhanced brain edema formation. Type 2 (mild), type 1 (moderate), and mixed type 1/2 (severe) diabetic mice were subjected to transient focal ischemia. Infarct volume, brain swelling, and IgG extravasation were assessed at 3 days post-stroke. Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, endothelial-specific molecule-1 (Esm1), and the VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) was determined in the ischemic brain...
December 30, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288110/cerebral-radiation-necrosis-an-analysis-of-clinical-and-quantitative-imaging-and-volumetric-features
#20
Rui Feng, Joshua Loewenstern, Amit Aggarwal, Puneet Pawha, Ahmed Gilani, Alfred Marc Iloreta, Richard Bakst, Brett Miles, Joshua Bederson, Anthony Costa, Vishal Gupta, Raj Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) is an effective treatment for primary brain tumors and intracranial metastases, but can occasionally precede new enhancing lesions on imaging studies that are difficult to discern between a tumor recurrence (TR) or radiation necrosis (RN). There is a need to identify clinical presentation and imaging patterns that may obviate the need for invasive definitive biopsy. OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical and imaging characteristics of RN lesions compared to those from a TR...
December 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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