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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777152/temporary-microglia-depletion-after-cosmic-radiation-modifies-phagocytic-activity-and-prevents-cognitive-deficits
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Karen Krukowski, Xi Feng, Maria Serena Paladini, Austin Chou, Kristen Sacramento, Katherine Grue, Lara-Kirstie Riparip, Tamako Jones, Mary Campbell-Beachler, Gregory Nelson, Susanna Rosi
Microglia are the main immune component in the brain that can regulate neuronal health and synapse function. Exposure to cosmic radiation can cause long-term cognitive impairments in rodent models thereby presenting potential obstacles for astronauts engaged in deep space travel. The mechanism/s for how cosmic radiation induces cognitive deficits are currently unknown. We find that temporary microglia depletion, one week after cosmic radiation, prevents the development of long-term memory deficits. Gene array profiling reveals that acute microglia depletion alters the late neuroinflammatory response to cosmic radiation...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775395/after-effect-induced-by-microwave-radiation-in-human-electroencephalographic-signal-a-feasibility-study
#2
Maie Bachmann, Laura Päeske, Andreas A Ioannides, Jaanus Lass, Hiie Hinrikus
PURPOSE: This feasibility study is aimed to clarify the possibility of detection of microwave radiation (MWR) induced event related potential (ERP) in electroencephalographic (EEG) signal. METHODS: To trigger onset and offset effects in EEG, repetitive MWR stimuli were used. Four EEG recordings on a single subject were performed, each about one month apart. The subject was exposed to 450 MHz MWR modulated at 40 Hz at the 1 g peak spatial average specific absorption rate of 0...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774875/-clinical-efficacy-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-combined-with-temozolomide-on-recurrent-brain-glioma
#3
Huiping Zhao, Sha Liu, Chengchuan Jiang, Xiangjun Li, Sanyuan Tang
To investigate the clinical efficacy of stereotactic radiation therapy combined with temozolomide on recurrent glioma.
 Methods: A total of 36 patients with recurrent glioma were retrospectively analyzed and divided into a control group (n=12), who received stereotactic radiation therapy, and an experimental group (n=24), who received stereotactic radiation therapy plus temozolomide. The clinical efficacy and adverse reactions for the 2 groups were compared.
 Results: Total effective rate and local control rate for clinical treatment were 66...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774869/genetic-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-brain-tumors
#4
Xuejun Li, Hang Cao, Yanhong Liu
This report summarized current knowledge and findings relevant to environmental and genetic risk factors in brain tumors, with a particular focus on glioma. To date, the established risk factors for brain tumors are family history and ionizing radiation exposure; whereas there is an inverse association between tumors and other factors such as history of allergies, atopic conditions, chickenpox, and varicella zoster virus infection. To identify inherited genetic variants impacting susceptibility of brain tumors, large scale familial linkage-scan pedigree analysis, population-based candidate genes, and genome-wide association study were performed...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774098/establishment-of-primary-cell-culture-and-an-intracranial-xenograft-model-of-pediatric-ependymoma-a-prospect-for-therapy-development-and-understanding-of-tumor-biology
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Lorena Favaro Pavon, Tatiana Tais Sibov, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo, Daniela Mara de Oliveira, Francisco Romero Cabral, Jean Gabriel de Souza, Pamela Boufleur, Luciana C Marti, Jackeline Moraes Malheiros, Edgar Ferreira da Cruz, Fernando F Paiva, Suzana M F Malheiros, Manoel A de Paiva Neto, Alberto Tannús, Sérgio Mascarenhas de Oliveira, Nasjla Saba Silva, Andrea Maria Cappellano, Antonio Sérgio Petrilli, Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi, Sérgio Cavalheiro
Background: Ependymoma (EPN), the third most common pediatric brain tumor, is a central nervous system (CNS) malignancy originating from the walls of the ventricular system. Surgical resection followed by radiation therapy has been the primary treatment for most pediatric intracranial EPNs. Despite numerous studies into the prognostic value of histological classification, the extent of surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy, there have been relatively few studies into the molecular and cellular biology of EPNs...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773567/balanced-steady-state-free-precession-sequence-ciss-fiesta-3d-driven-equilibrium-radiofrequency-reset-pulse-increases-the-diagnostic-yield-for-spinal-drop-metastases-in-children-with-brain-tumors
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K Buch, P Caruso, D Ebb, S Rincon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Identification of spinal drop metastases is important in the staging and management of pediatric patients with primary brain tumors. Our aim was to assess the diagnostic utility of the balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) sequence (CISS/FIESTA/3D driven equilibrium radiofrequency reset pulse) for the detection of spinal drop metastases in pediatric patients with primary intracranial tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 44 pediatric patients with primary intracranial tumors undergoing MR imaging spine evaluation for drop metastases before radiation treatment...
May 17, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772621/-a-case-of-choroidal-and-brain-metastases-from-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#7
Shuko Yoneyama, Takahiko Watanabe, Tatsuaki Onuki, Kazuro Yabuki, Kotaro Suzuki
Choroidal and central nervous system metastases from prostate cancer are extremely rare. We report a case of choroidal and brain metastases from castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). A 75-year-old male patient with metastatic CRPC presented with a 1-week history of a decrease in visual acuity in his left eye. An ophthalmoscopic examination revealed a choroidal tumor, 4 disc diameters across with serious retinal detachment. He was diagnosed with metastatic choroidal tumor from examination and patient's background...
April 2018: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772367/patterns-of-clinical-utilization-of-stereotactic-laser-ablation-sla-an-analysis-of-the-multi-center-prospective-registry
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Robert C Rennert, Usman Khan, Stephen B Tatter, Melvin Field, Brian Toyota, Peter E Fecci, Kevin Judy, Alireza M Mohammadi, Patrick Landazuri, Andrew Sloan, Eric Leuthardt, Clark C Chen
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic laser ablation (SLA), also termed laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT), is a minimally invasive procedure that is increasingly utilized in neurosurgery. We wished to examine how/if SLA is changing the landscape of treatment options for neurosurgical patients. METHODS: Patients undergoing stereotactic laser ablation were prospectively enrolled in the Laser Ablation of Abnormal Neurological Tissue (LAANTERN) registry. Data from the first 100 enrolled patients are presented here...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772363/a-comprehensive-study-of-symptomatic-late-radiation-induced-complications-after-radiosurgery-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
#9
Hirotaka Hasegawa, Shunya Hanakita, Masahiro Shin, Takehiro Sugiyama, Mariko Kawashima, Wataru Takahashi, Masaaki Shojima, Osamu Ishikawa, Hirofumi Nakatomi, Nobuhito Saito
OBJECT: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is widely used to treat brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM); however, detailed information on late radiation-induced complications (LRICs) is scarce. The goal of the present study was to characterize the incidence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of LRICs based on our long-term follow-up data. METHODS: The outcomes of consecutive patients who underwent SRS for AVMs at our institution in 1990-2010 were analyzed. Cyst formation/encapsulated hematoma (CF/EH) and radiation-induced tumor (RIT) were defined as LRICs...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771381/preoperative-vs-postoperative-radiosurgery-for-resected-brain-metastases-a-review
#10
Roshan S Prabhu, Kirtesh R Patel, Robert H Press, Scott G Soltys, Paul D Brown, Minesh P Mehta, Anthony L Asher, Stuart H Burri
Patients who undergo surgical resection of brain metastases are at significant risk of cavity local recurrence without additional radiation therapy. Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a method of focal treatment to the cavity to maximize local control while minimizing the risk of neurocognitive detriment associated with whole brain radiation therapy. Recently published randomized trials have demonstrated the benefit of postoperative SRS in terms of cavity tumor control and preserving neurocognition...
May 16, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770225/quality-of-life-of-irradiated-brain-tumor-survivors-treated-with-donepezil-or-placebo-results-of-the-wfu-ccop-research-base-protocol-91105
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Michelle J Naughton, L Douglas Case, Ann Peiffer, Michael Chan, Volker Stieber, Dennis Moore, Steven Falchuk, James Piephoff, William Edenfield, Jeffrey Giguere, Monica Loghin, Edward G Shaw, Stephen R Rapp
Background: The health-related quality of life (HRQL) and fatigue of brain cancer survivors treated with donepezil or placebo for cognitive symptoms after radiation therapy were examined. Methods: One hundred ninety-eight patients who completed >30 Gy fractionated whole or partial brain irradiation at least 6 months prior to enrollment were randomized to either placebo or donepezil (5 mg for 6 weeks followed by 10 mg for 18 weeks) in a phase 3 trial. A neurocognitive battery, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain (FACT-Br) and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT)-fatigue, was administered at baseline, 12 weeks, and 24 weeks...
May 2018: Neuro-oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769307/orally-bioavailable-and-blood-brain-barrier-penetrating-atm-inhibitor-az32-radiosensitizes-intracranial-gliomas-in-mice
#12
Jeremy Karlin, Jasmine Allen, Syed F Ahmad, Gareth Hughes, Victoria Sheridan, Rajesh Odedra, Paul Farrington, Elaine B Cadogan, Lucy C Riches, Antonio Garcia-Trinidad, Andrew G Thomason, Bhavika Patel, Jennifer Vincent, Alan Lau, Kurt G Pike, Thomas A Hunt, Amrita Sule, Nicholas C K Valerie, Laura Biddlestone-Thorpe, Jenna Kahn, Jason M Beckta, Nitai Mukhopadhyay, Bernard Barlaam, Sebastien L Degorce, Jason Kettle, Nicola Colclough, Joanne Wilson, Aaron Smith, Ian P Barrett, Li Zheng, Tianwei Zhang, Yingchun Wang, Kan Chen, Martin Pass, Stephen T Durant, Kristoffer Valerie
Inhibition of ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) during radiotherapy of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) may improve tumor control by short-circuiting the response to radiation-induced DNA damage. A major impediment for clinical implementation is that current inhibitors have limited CNS bioavailability, thus, the goal was to identify ATM inhibitors (ATMi) with improved CNS penetration. Drug screens and refinement of lead compounds identified AZ31 and AZ32. The compounds were then tested in vivo for efficacy and impact on tumor and healthy brain...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768119/exploratory-analysis-of-brigatinib-activity-in-patients-with-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-brain-metastases-in-two-clinical-trials
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D Ross Camidge, Dong-Wan Kim, Marcello Tiseo, Corey J Langer, Myung-Ju Ahn, Alice T Shaw, Rudolf M Huber, Maximilian J Hochmair, Dae Ho Lee, Lyudmila A Bazhenova, Kathryn A Gold, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Howard L West, William Reichmann, Jeff Haney, Tim Clackson, David Kerstein, Scott N Gettinger
Purpose In patients with crizotinib-treated, anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene ( ALK)-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (ALK-positive NSCLC), initial disease progression often occurs in the CNS. We evaluated brigatinib, a next-generation ALK inhibitor, in patients with ALK-positive NSCLC with brain metastases. Patients and Methods Patients with ALK-positive NSCLC received brigatinib (90 to 240 mg total daily) in a phase I/II trial (phI/II; ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01449461) and in the subsequent randomized phase II trial ALTA (ALK in Lung Cancer Trial of AP26113; ClinicalTrials...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766124/routine-repeat-head-ct-may-not-be-necessary-for-patients-with-mild-tbi
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Claire B Rosen, Diego D Luy, Molly R Deane, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
Background: Routine repeat cranial CT (RHCT) is standard of care for CT-verified traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite mixed evidence, those with mild TBI are subject to radiation and expense from serial CT scans. Thus, we investigated the necessity and utility of RHCT for patients with mild TBI. We hypothesized that repeat head CT in these patients would not alter patient care or outcomes. Methods: We retrospectively studied patients suffering from mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 13-15) and treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center from November 2014 through January 2015...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765265/is-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-with-constant-dose-rate-a-valid-option-in-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#15
Annamaria Didona, Valentina Lancellotta, Claudio Zucchetti, Bianca Moira Panizza, Alessandro Frattegiani, Martina Iacco, Anna Concetta Di Pilato, Simonetta Saldi, Cynthia Aristei
Background: Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) improves dose distribution in head and neck (HN) radiation therapy. Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT), a new form of IMRT, delivers radiation in single or multiple arcs, varying dose rates (VDR-VMAT) and gantry speeds, has gained considerable attention. Constant dose rate VMAT (CDR-VMAT) associated with a fixed gantry speed does not require a dedicated linear accelerator like VDR-VMAT. The present study explored the feasibility, efficiency and delivery accuracy of CDR-VMAT, by comparing it with IMRT and VDR-VMAT in treatment planning for HN cancer...
May 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764516/somatic-mutation-landscape-of-a-meningioma-and-its-pulmonary-metastasis
#16
Yaran Du, Ting Lu, Song Huang, Fangfang Ren, Gang Cui, Jian Chen
BACKGROUND: Extracranial metastasis (ENM) of meningiomas is extremely rare, and typically occurs several years after a primary tumor is diagnosed. However, the genetic changes underlying ENM events have not yet been investigated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old male patient was sent to the emergency room of our hospital because of a sudden fall. Magnetic resonance imaging detected a mass at the right frontal sagittal sinus. He underwent tumor resection and recovered well, but post-operative computed tomography revealed three lumps on the right side of his chest...
May 4, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762050/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-attenuates-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-by-improving-the-function-of-cerebral-artery-and-circulation
#17
Chuan Qin, Panting Zhou, Liping Wang, Muyassar Mamtilahun, Wanlu Li, Zhijun Zhang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Yongting Wang
Dl-3-N-butylphthalide (NBP) is approved in China for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Previous studies have shown that NBP promotes recovery after stroke via multiple mechanisms. However, the effect of NBP on vascular function and thrombosis remains unclear. Here, we aim to study the effect of NBP on vascular function using a rat model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and a state-of-the-art high-resolution synchrotron radiation angiography. Eighty SD rats underwent MCAO surgery. NBP (90 mg/kg) was administrated daily by gavage...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761824/impact-of-cardio-synchronous-brain-pulsations-on-monte-carlo-calculated-doses-for-synchrotron-micro-and-mini-beam-radiation-therapy
#18
Francisco Manchado de Sola, Manuel Vilches, Yolanda Prezado, Antonio M Lallena
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of brain movements induced by heartbeat on dose distributions in synchrotron micro- and mini-beam radiaton therapy and to develop a model to help guide decisions and planning for future clinical trials. METHODS: The Monte Carlo code PENELOPE was used to simulate the irradiation of a human head phantom with a variety of micro- and mini-beam arrays, with beams narrower than 100 μm and above 500 μm, respectively, and with radiation fields of 1cm × 2cm and 2cm × 2cm...
May 15, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760591/cyberknife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-brain-metastases-a-report-from-latin-america-with-literature-review
#19
Cuauhtémoc de la Peña, Jorge H Guajardo, María F Gonzalez, César González, Benjamín Cruz
Background and aim: Stereotactic radiosurgery is increasingly being employed for the treatment of brain metastases, both as an adjuvant to surgical resection, and also as a primary treatment modality. The aim of this study is to evaluate overall survival and local control in patients with brain metastases treated with CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery (CKRS), due to the lack of evidence reported in Latin America. Materials and methods: We performed a retrospective chart review from October 2011 to January 2017 of 49 patients with 152 brain metastases...
May 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760079/selection-and-environmental-adaptation-along-a-path-to-speciation-in-the-tibetan-frog-nanorana-parkeri
#20
Guo-Dong Wang, Bao-Lin Zhang, Wei-Wei Zhou, Yong-Xin Li, Jie-Qiong Jin, Yong Shao, He-Chuan Yang, Yan-Hu Liu, Fang Yan, Hong-Man Chen, Li Jin, Feng Gao, Yaoguang Zhang, Haipeng Li, Bingyu Mao, Robert W Murphy, David B Wake, Ya-Ping Zhang, Jing Che
Tibetan frogs, Nanorana parkeri , are differentiated genetically but not morphologically along geographical and elevational gradients in a challenging environment, presenting a unique opportunity to investigate processes leading to speciation. Analyses of whole genomes of 63 frogs reveal population structuring and historical demography, characterized by highly restricted gene flow in a narrow geographic zone lying between matrilines West (W) and East (E). A population found only along a single tributary of the Yalu Zangbu River has the mitogenome only of E, whereas nuclear genes of W comprise 89-95% of the nuclear genome...
May 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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