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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230822/disordered-redox-metabolism-of-brain-cells-in-rats-exposed-to-low-doses-of-ionizing-radiation-or-uhf-electromagnetic-radiation
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A P Burlaka, M O Druzhyna, A V Vovk, S М Lukin
AIM: To investigate the changes of redox-state of mammalian brain cells as the critical factor of initiation and formation of radiation damage of biological structures in setting of continuous exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation or fractionated ultra high frequency electromagnetic radiation (UHF EMR) at non-thermal levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The influence of low-intensity ionizing radiation was studied on outbred female rats kept for 1.5 years in the Chernobyl accident zone...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226969/a-machine-learning-based-approach-for-identifying-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-for-whom-a-head-ct-scan-can-be-avoided
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Somayeh Molaei, Frederick K Korley, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Hayley Falk, Haris Sair, Kevin Ward, Kayvan Najarian, Somayeh Molaei, Frederick K Korley, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Hayley Falk, Haris Sair, Kevin Ward, Kayvan Najarian, Frederick K Korley, Hayley Falk, Kevin Ward, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Haris Sair, Kayvan Najarian, Somayeh Molaei
Head CT scan is more often used to evaluate patients with suspected traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, the use of head CT scans in evaluating TBI is costly with low value endeavor. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm and a set of features to help clinicians determine which patients evaluated for TBI need a head CT scan using cost sensitive random forest (CSRF) classifier. We show that random forest (RF) and CSRF are useful methods for identifying patients likely to have a positive head CT scan. The proposed algorithm has superior diagnostic accuracy in comparison to the Canadian head CT algorithm, which is currently the most accurate and widely used algorithm for determining which TBI patients need a head CT scan...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223713/reduced-white-matter-integrity-in-antisocial-personality-disorder-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Weixiong Jiang, Feng Shi, Huasheng Liu, Gang Li, Zhongxiang Ding, Hui Shen, Celina Shen, Seong-Whan Lee, Dewen Hu, Wei Wang, Dinggang Shen
Emerging neuroimaging research suggests that antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may be linked to abnormal brain anatomy, but little is known about possible impairments of white matter microstructure in ASPD, as well as their relationship with impulsivity or risky behaviors. In this study, we systematically investigated white matter abnormalities of ASPD using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measures: fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD). Then, we further investigated their correlations with the scores of impulsivity or risky behaviors...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222994/palliative-care-and-palliative-radiation-therapy-education-in-radiation-oncology-a-survey-of-us-radiation-oncology-program-directors
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Randy L Wei, Lauren E Colbert, Joshua Jones, Margarita Racsa, Gabrielle Kane, Steve Lutz, Neha Vapiwala, Kavita V Dharmarajan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the state of palliative and supportive care (PSC) and palliative radiation therapy (RT) educational curricula in radiation oncology residency programs in the United States. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed 87 program directors of radiation oncology residency programs in the United States between September 2015 and November 2015. An electronic survey on PSC and palliative RT education during residency was sent to all program directors...
December 1, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222217/multi-component-diffusion-characterization-of-radiation-induced-white-matter-damage
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Roshan A Karunamuni, Nathan S White, Carrie R McDonald, Michael Connor, Niclas Pettersson, Tyler M Seibert, Joshua Kuperman, Nikdokht Farid, Vitali Moiseenko, Anders M Dale, Jona A Hattangadi-Gluth
PURPOSE: We used multi-b-value diffusion models to characterize microstructural white matter changes after brain radiation into fast and slow components, in order to better understand the pathophysiology of radiation-induced tissue damage. METHODS: Fourteen patients were included in this retrospective analysis with imaging prior to, and at 1, 4-5, and 9-10 months after radiotherapy (RT). Diffusion signal decay within brain white matter was fit to a bi-exponential model to separate changes within the slow and fast components...
February 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220892/epigenetic-determinants-of-space-radiation-induced-cognitive-dysfunction
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Munjal M Acharya, Al Anoud D Baddour, Takumi Kawashita, Barrett D Allen, Amber R Syage, Thuan H Nguyen, Nicole Yoon, Erich Giedzinski, Liping Yu, Vipan K Parihar, Janet E Baulch
Among the dangers to astronauts engaging in deep space missions such as a Mars expedition is exposure to radiations that put them at risk for severe cognitive dysfunction. These radiation-induced cognitive impairments are accompanied by functional and structural changes including oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and degradation of neuronal architecture. The molecular mechanisms that dictate CNS function are multifaceted and it is unclear how irradiation induces persistent alterations in the brain. Among those determinants of cognitive function are neuroepigenetic mechanisms that translate radiation responses into altered gene expression and cellular phenotype...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215302/the-role-of-neurotrophin-signaling-in-gliomagenesis-a-focus-on-the-p75-neurotrophin-receptor-p75-ntr-cd271
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M M Alshehri, S M Robbins, D L Senger
The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR), a.k.a. CD271), a transmembrane glycoprotein and a member of the tumor necrosis family (TNF) of receptors, was originally identified as a nerve growth factor receptor in the mid-1980s. While p75(NTR) is recognized to have important roles during neural development, its presence in both neural and nonneural tissues clearly supports the potential to mediate a broad range of functions depending on cellular context. Using an unbiased in vivo selection paradigm for genes underlying the invasive behavior of glioma, a critical characteristic that contributes to poor clinical outcome for glioma patients, we identified p75(NTR) as a central regulator of glioma invasion...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213724/mobile-phone-use-and-risk-of-brain-tumours-a-systematic-review-of-association-between-study-quality-source-of-funding-and-research-outcomes
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Manya Prasad, Prachi Kathuria, Pallavi Nair, Amit Kumar, Kameshwar Prasad
Mobile phones emit electromagnetic radiations that are classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Evidence for increased risk for brain tumours accumulated in parallel by epidemiologic investigations remains controversial. This paper aims to investigate whether methodological quality of studies and source of funding can explain the variation in results. PubMed and Cochrane CENTRAL searches were conducted from 1966 to December 2016, which was supplemented with relevant articles identified in the references...
February 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212704/neurochemical-differences-in-learning-and-memory-paradigms-among-rats-supplemented-with-anthocyanin-rich-blueberry-diets-and-exposed-to-acute-doses-of-56-fe-particles
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Shibu M Poulose, Bernard M Rabin, Donna F Bielinski, Megan E Kelly, Marshall G Miller, Nopporn Thanthaeng, Barbara Shukitt-Hale
The protective effects of anthocyanin-rich blueberries (BB) on brain health are well documented and are particularly important under conditions of high oxidative stress, which can lead to "accelerated aging." One such scenario is exposure to space radiation, consisting of high-energy and -charge particles (HZE), which are known to cause cognitive dysfunction and deleterious neurochemical alterations. We recently tested the behavioral and neurochemical effects of acute exposure to HZE particles such as (56)Fe, within 24-48h after exposure, and found that radiation primarily affects memory and not learning...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210908/updates-in-outcomes-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-in-acromegaly
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REVIEW
Monica Livia Gheorghiu
Purpose Treatment of acromegaly has undergone important progress in the last 20 years mainly due to the development of new medical options and advances in surgical techniques. Pituitary surgery is usually first-line therapy, and medical treatment is indicated for persistent disease, while radiation (RT) is often used as third-line therapy. The benefits of RT (tumor volume control and decreased hormonal secretion) are hampered by the long latency of the effect and the high risk of adverse effects. Stereotactic RT methods have been developed with the aim to provide more precise targeting of the tumor with better control of the radiation dose received by the adjacent brain structures...
February 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210801/patient-radiation-doses-and-reference-levels-in-pediatric-interventional-radiology
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Bouchra Habib Geryes, Adeline Bak, Julie Lachaux, Augustin Ozanne, Nathalie Boddaert, Francis Brunelle, Olivier Naggara, Guillaume Saliou
OBJECTIVES: To describe, in a multicentric paediatric population, reference levels (RLs) for three interventional radiological procedures. METHODS: From January 2012 to March 2015, children scheduled for an interventional radiological procedure in two French tertiary centres were retrospectively included and divided into four groups according to age: children younger than 2 years (A1), aged 2-7 years (A5), 8-12 years (A10) and 13-18 years (A15). Three procedures were identified: cerebral digital subtraction angiography (DSA), brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM) embolization, and head and neck superficial vascular malformation (SVM) percutaneous sclerotherapy...
February 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205381/the-clinical-significance-of-equivocal-findings-on-spinal-mri-in-children-with-medulloblastoma
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Julie Bennett, Ramy Ashmawy, Vijay Ramaswamy, Derek Stephens, Eric Bouffet, Normand Laperriere, Michael Taylor, Manohar Shroff, Ute Bartels
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood, with cerebrospinal fluid spread the most common site of metastasis. Currently, children diagnosed with MB and evidence of spinal metastasis are treated with an increased dose of craniospinal radiation (CSI). This report reviewed equivocal abnormalities including nerve root clumping, linear vascular enhancement, nerve root enhancement and/or other vague findings on spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to elucidate their prognostic significance and aid in risk stratification...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205096/pharmacological-effects-of-asiatic-acid-in-glioblastoma-cells-under-hypoxia
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Flourina Kumar Thakor, Ka-Wai Wan, Philip John Welsby, Gail Welsby
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Despite current treatment options including surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy with temozolomide and cisplatin, the median survival rate remains low (<16 months). Combined with increasing drug resistance and the inability of some compounds to cross the blood-brain barrier, novel compounds are being sought for the treatment of this disease. Here, we aimed to examine the pharmacological effect of Asiatic acid (AA) in glioblastoma under hypoxia...
February 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204852/-brain-metastasis-versus-radiation-necrosis-after-head-and-neck-cancer-brain-lesion-after-head-and-neck-cancer
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B Kofler, J Kerschbaumer, V H Schartinger, A Posch, E R Gizewski, G Widmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199840/citron-kinase-deficiency-leads-to-chromosomal-instability-and-tp53-sensitive-microcephaly
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Federico Tommaso Bianchi, Chiara Tocco, Gianmarco Pallavicini, Yifan Liu, Fiammetta Vernì, Chiara Merigliano, Silvia Bonaccorsi, Nadia El-Assawy, Lorenzo Priano, Marta Gai, Gaia Elena Berto, Alessandra Maria Adelaide Chiotto, Francesco Sgrò, Alessia Caramello, Laura Tasca, Ugo Ala, Francesco Neri, Salvatore Oliviero, Alessandro Mauro, Stephan Geley, Maurizio Gatti, Ferdinando Di Cunto
Mutations in citron (CIT), leading to loss or inactivation of the citron kinase protein (CITK), cause primary microcephaly in humans and rodents, associated with cytokinesis failure and apoptosis in neural progenitors. We show that CITK loss induces DNA damage accumulation and chromosomal instability in both mammals and Drosophila. CITK-deficient cells display "spontaneous" DNA damage, increased sensitivity to ionizing radiation, and defective recovery from radiation-induced DNA lesions. In CITK-deficient cells, DNA double-strand breaks increase independently of cytokinesis failure...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197874/a-dosimetric-comparison-between-cyberknife-and-tomotherapy-treatment-plans-for-single-brain-metastasis
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Daniela Greto, Stefania Pallotta, Laura Masi, Cinzia Talamonti, Livia Marrazzo, Raffaella Doro, Calogero Saieva, Silvia Scoccianti, Isacco Desideri, Lorenzo Livi
PURPOSE: Radiosurgery (RS) is a well-established treatment in selected patients with brain metastasis. The aim of this study is to compare the differences between CyberKnife (CK) and TomoTherapy (HT) treatment plans of RS of single brain metastasis (BM) to define when HT should be used in cases beyond Cyberknife-when both systems are readily available for the radiation oncologist. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Nineteen patients with single brain metastasis treated with CK were re-planned for radiosurgery using TomoTherapy Hi-ART system...
February 15, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194309/trace-elements-during-primordial-plexiform-network-formation-in-human-cerebral-organoids
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Rafaela C Sartore, Simone C Cardoso, Yury V M Lages, Julia M Paraguassu, Mariana P Stelling, Rodrigo F Madeiro da Costa, Marilia Z Guimaraes, Carlos A Pérez, Stevens K Rehen
Systematic studies of micronutrients during brain formation are hindered by restrictions to animal models and adult post-mortem tissues. Recently, advances in stem cell biology have enabled recapitulation of the early stages of human telencephalon development in vitro. In the present work, we analyzed cerebral organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells by synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence in order to measure biologically valuable micronutrients incorporated and distributed into the exogenously developing brain...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192624/mr-based-synthetic-ct-generation-using-a-deep-convolutional-neural-network-method
#18
Xiao Han
PURPOSE: Interests have been rapidly growing in the field of radiotherapy to replace CT with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), due to superior soft tissue contrast offered by MRI and the desire to reduce unnecessary radiation dose. MR-only radiotherapy also simplifies clinical workflow and avoids uncertainties in aligning MR with CT. Methods, however, are needed to derive CT-equivalent representations, often known as synthetic CT (sCT), from patient MR images for the purpose of dose calculation and DRR-based patient positioning...
February 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192598/overall-survival-and-the-response-to-radiotherapy-among-molecular-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-brain-metastases-treated-with-targeted-therapies
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Jacob A Miller, Rupesh Kotecha, Manmeet S Ahluwalia, Alireza M Mohammadi, Samuel T Chao, Gene H Barnett, Erin S Murphy, Michael A Vogelbaum, Lilyana Angelov, David M Peereboom, John H Suh
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to investigate survival and the response to radiotherapy among patients with molecular subtypes of breast cancer brain metastases treated with or without targeted therapies. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with breast cancer brain metastases at a single tertiary care institution were included. The primary outcome was overall survival, whereas secondary outcomes included the cumulative incidences of distant intracranial failure, local failure, and radiation necrosis...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191774/novel-peripherally-derived-neural-like-stem-cells-as-therapeutic-carriers-for-treating-glioblastomas
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Alexander Birbrair, Anirudh Sattiraju, Dongqin Zhu, Gilberto Zulato, Izadora Batista, Van T Nguyen, Maria Laura Messi, Kiran Kumar Solingapuram Sai, Frank C Marini, Osvaldo Delbono, Akiva Mintz
Glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive grade IV astrocytoma, is the most common primary malignant adult brain tumor characterized by extensive invasiveness, heterogeneity, and angiogenesis. Standard treatment options such as radiation and chemotherapy have proven to be only marginally effective in treating GBM because of its invasive nature. Therefore, extensive efforts have been put forth to develop tumor-tropic stem cells as viable therapeutic vehicles with potential to treat even the most invasive tumor cells that are harbored within areas of normal brain...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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