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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817811/downregulation-of-microrna-330-correlates-with-the-radiation-sensitivity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-brain-metastasis-from-lung-cancer
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Li-Peng Jiang, Zhi-Tu Zhu, Yue Zhang, Chun-Yan He
BACKGROUND: The present study sought to explore the role of microRNA-330 (miR-330) in predicting the radiation response and prognosis of patients with brain metastasis (BM) from lung cancer (LC). METHODS: Patients with BM from LC were identified and classified into radiation-sensitive and radiation-resistant groups according to the overall survival rate, local and distant recurrence rate after conventional whole-brain radiation therapy. Quantitative realtime polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect miR-330 expression in serum...
August 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817446/bevacizumab-as-an-effective-treatment-for-radiation-necrosis-after-radiotherapy-for-melanoma-brain-metastases
#2
Isabella C Glitza, Nandita Guha-Thakurta, Neil M D'Souza, Rodabe N Amaria, Susan L McGovern, Ganesh Rao, Jing Li
Radiation necrosis (RN) is a potential late complication of radiotherapy for intracranial malignancy, which is often associated with significant neurological morbidity. Prolonged treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or surgical resection has been the standard care for RN, but protracted steroid use can lead to significant side effects and surgical resection is not always feasible. The antivascular endothelial growth factor monoclonal antibody bevacizumab induces clinical and radiographic improvements in RN, with overall good tolerance...
August 16, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816158/a-multi-institutional-prospective-observational-study-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-patients-with-multiple-brain-metastases-jlgk0901-study-update-irradiation-related-complications-and-long-term-maintenance-of-mini-mental-state-examination-scores
#3
Masaaki Yamamoto, Toru Serizawa, Yoshinori Higuchi, Yasunori Sato, Jun Kawagishi, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Takashi Shuto, Atsuya Akabane, Hidefumi Jokura, Shoji Yomo, Osamu Nagano, Hidefumi Aoyama
PURPOSE: The JLGK0901 study showed the noninferiority of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone as initial treatment of 5 to 10 brain metastases (BMs) compared with 2 to 4 BMs in terms of overall survival and most secondary endpoints (Lancet Oncol 2014;15:387-95). However, observation periods were not long enough to allow confirmation of the long-term safety of SRS alone in patients with 5 to 10 BMs. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a prospective observational study of Gamma Knife SRS-treated patients with 1 to 10 newly diagnosed BMs enrolled at 23 facilities between March 1, 2009, and February 15, 2012...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816150/phase-1-study-of-ipilimumab-combined-with-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-or-radiosurgery-for-melanoma-patients-with-brain-metastases
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Noelle L Williams, Evan J Wuthrick, Hyun Kim, Joshua D Palmer, Shivank Garg, Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, Constantine Daskalakis, Kendra J Feeney, Michael J Mastrangelo, Lyndon J Kim, Takami Sato, Kari L Kendra, Thomas Olencki, David A Liebner, Christopher J Farrell, James J Evans, Kevin D Judy, David W Andrews, Adam P Dicker, Maria Werner-Wasik, Wenyin Shi
PURPOSE: We performed a phase 1 study to determine the maximum tolerable dose and safety of ipilimumab with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients with brain metastases from melanoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Based on the intracranial disease burden, patients underwent WBRT (arm A) or SRS (arm B). The ipilimumab starting dose was 3 mg/kg every 3 weeks, starting on day 3 of WBRT or 2 days after SRS. The ipilimumab dose was escalated to 10 mg/kg using a 2-stage, 3+3 design...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816146/quality-assessment-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-of-a-melanoma-brain-metastases-model-using-a-mouselike-phantom-and-the-small-animal-radiation-research-platform
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Cheng-Chia Wu, Kunal R Chaudhary, Yong Hum Na, David Welch, Paul J Black, Adam M Sonabend, Peter Canoll, Yvonne M Saenger, Tony J C Wang, Cheng-Shie Wuu, Tom K Hei, Simon K Cheng
PURPOSE: To establish a novel preclinical model for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with combined mouselike phantom quality assurance in the setting of brain metastases. METHODS AND MATERIALS: C57B6 mice underwent intracranial injection of B16-F10 melanoma cells. T1-weighted postcontrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed on day 11 after injection. The MRI images were fused with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images using the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP)...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816142/vorinostat-and-concurrent-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-brain-metastases-a-phase-1-dose-escalation-trial
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Clara Y H Choi, Heather A Wakelee, Joel W Neal, Mary C Pinder-Schenck, Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu, Steven D Chang, John R Adler, Leslie A Modlin, Griffith R Harsh, Scott G Soltys
PURPOSE: To determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of vorinostat, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, given concurrently with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) brain metastases. Secondary objectives were to determine toxicity, local failure, distant intracranial failure, and overall survival rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this multicenter study, patients with 1 to 4 NSCLC brain metastases, each ≤2 cm, were enrolled in a phase 1, 3 + 3 dose escalation trial...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815853/changes-to-white-matter-microstructure-in-transient-ischemic-attack-a-longitudinal-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Jennifer K Ferris, Jodi D Edwards, Jennifer A Ma, Lara A Boyd
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is associated with localized ischemic changes, identifiable by diffusion-weighted imaging. Past research has not considered whether TIA is also associated with diffuse changes to white matter microstructure; further past work has not tracked changes longitudinally. Here we examine whole-brain changes in fractional anisotropy (FA) in individuals with TIA presenting with sensorimotor symptoms. Twenty individuals with a recent (within 30 days) TIA and 12 healthy older adults were recruited...
August 16, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814301/incidence-of-cancer-among-licenced-commercial-pilots-flying-north-atlantic-routes
#8
Eva Maria Gudmundsdottir, Jon Hrafnkelsson, Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
BACKGROUND: To evaluate cancer incidence among licenced commercial pilots in association with cosmic radiation. METHODS: Cohort study where ionizing radiation dose of cosmic radiation was estimated from airline data and software program and cancer incidence was obtained by record linkage with nation-wide cancer registry. All licenced commercial male airline pilots were followed from 1955 to 2015, ever or never employed at airline with international routes. Standardized incidence ratios were calculated and relative risk by Poisson regression, to examine exposure-response relation...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813079/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-brain-white-matter-in-huntington-gene-mutation-individuals
#9
Roberta Arb Saba, James H Yared, Thomas M Doring, Med Phys, Vanderci Borges, Henrique Ballalai Ferraz
Objective: To evaluate the role of the involvement of white matter tracts in huntingtin gene mutation patients as a potential biomarker of the progression of the disease. Methods: We evaluated 34 participants (11 symptomatic huntingtin gene mutation, 12 presymptomatic huntingtin gene mutation, and 11 controls). We performed brain magnetic resonance imaging to assess white matter integrity using diffusion tensor imaging, with measurement of fractional anisotropy...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812301/changing-treatment-paradigms-for-brain-metastases-from-melanoma-part-1-diagnosis-prognosis-symptom-control-and-local-treatment
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REVIEW
Vyshak Alva Venur, Pauline Funchain, Rupesh Kotecha, Samuel T Chao, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
Melanoma is the third most common cause of brain metastases, after lung and breast cancer. The management of melanoma brain metastases can be broadly divided into symptom control and therapeutic strategies. Supportive treatments include corticosteroids to reduce peritumoral edema, antiepileptics for seizure control, and medications to preserve cognitive function. Until recently, therapeutic strategies consisted primarily of local treatments, including surgery, whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...
August 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810243/evaluating-critical-brain-radiation-doses-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-brain-lesions-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#11
Mustafa Aziz Hatiboglu, Kerime Akdur
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients with multiple brain metastases has shifted to stereotactic radiosurgery, withholding whole-brain (WB) radiation therapy. However, radiation toxicity to the brain is a concern when treating multiple brain lesions with single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in brain radiation doses when treating various numbers of targets and lesion volumes. METHODS: We simulated different treatment plans with different combinations of varying tumor volumes including 0...
August 16, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809584/risk-of-meningioma-after-ct-of-the-head
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Arvid C Nordenskjöld, Robert Bujila, Peter Aspelin, Olof Flodmark, Magnus Kaijser
Purpose To investigate the association between exposure to head computed tomography (CT) and subsequent risk of meningioma. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the local ethics committee. A cohort of 26 370 subjects was retrospectively collected from a radiology archive of CT examinations of the head performed from 1973 through 1992. For comparison, an age- and sex-matched cohort of 96 940 subjects who were not exposed to CT (unexposed cohort) was gathered. The risk of meningioma was assessed by using data from the Swedish Cancer Registry; however, one-third of patients with meningioma had to be excluded because they either had a prevalent meningioma or other brain tumor at the first CT examination or had undergone radiation treatment to the head...
August 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808787/malignant-transformation-of-a-conservatively-managed-incidental-childhood-cerebral-mass-lesion-controversy-regarding-management-paradigm
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Jehuda Soleman, Jonathan Roth, Zvi Ram, Michal Yalon, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Incidental findings on neuroimaging in the pediatric population are an emerging treatment challenge. Treatment options for these incidental childhood brain mass lesions, which radiologically may be assumed to be low-grade gliomas (LGG), vary, ranging from careful conservative "wait and scan" treatment to surgical biopsy, gross total resection, and upfront radiation and/or chemotherapy. As malignant transformation of LGG in children is extremely rare, some series advocate careful conservative management of these lesions; however, universal treatment protocols are not totally agreed upon...
August 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808781/spontaneous-complete-regression-of-a-brain-stem-glioma-pathologically-diagnosed-as-a-high-grade-glioma
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Masahiro Ishihara, Kazumi Yamamoto, Hideaki Miwa, Masaya Nishi
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous regressions of brain stem gliomas are extremely rare. Only six cases have been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a patient who was diagnosed with a pontomedullary dorsal brain stem glioma at the age of 15 years. An open biopsy showed the presence of an anaplastic glioma. Because the patient and her parents refused conventional therapies, including radiation and chemotherapy, we followed up the patient by performing magnetic resonance imaging scans on her every 3 months...
August 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806010/blastomycosis-and-histoplasmosis-in-a-patient-with-glioblastoma-receiving-temozolomide
#15
Aiham H Jbeli, John Yu
Malignant glioblastoma multiform (GBM) is the most common primary malignancy of the brain in the U.S. Temozolomide (TMZ) is the cornerstone of management along with surgical resection and radiotherapy. Because of the reduction in the CD4+ lymphocyte count as a side effect of TMZ use, this patient population is under risk for opportunistic infections like Pneumocystis jiroveci. A male patient with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiform presented with non-productive cough and chest pain. Before presentation, the patient received the standard therapy including surgical resection, radiation and TMZ...
October 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803168/metastatic-cardiac-angiosarcoma-to-the-lung-spine-and-brain-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Chih-Ta Lin, Katrina Ducis, Suzanne Tucker, Bruce Tranmer
BACKGROUND: Metastatic angiosarcoma to the brain is a rare entity without an established management protocol. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors describe a case of primary cardiac angiosarcoma with a rare brain metastasis in an adult. This patient underwent successful resection of his brain metastasis and was initiated on only chemotherapy for his systemic disease. The patient did not develop local recurrence. A review of primary and metastatic CNS angiosarcoma, its pathologic features, clinical disease course, treatment strategies and genomics is also described...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802102/pnipaam-co-jeffamine-%C3%A2-pnj-scaffolds-as-in%C3%A2-vitro-models-for-niche-enrichment-of-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells
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John M Heffernan, James B McNamara, Sabine Borwege, Brent L Vernon, Nader Sanai, Shwetal Mehta, Rachael W Sirianni
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common adult primary brain tumor, and the 5-year survival rate is less than 5%. GBM malignancy is driven in part by a population of GBM stem-like cells (GSCs) that exhibit indefinite self-renewal capacity, multipotent differentiation, expression of neural stem cell markers, and resistance to conventional treatments. GSCs are enriched in specialized niche microenvironments that regulate stem phenotypes and support GSC radioresistance. Therefore, identifying GSC-niche interactions that regulate stem phenotypes may present a unique target for disrupting the maintenance and persistence of this treatment resistant population...
May 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801417/optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-sonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-increased-intracranial-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
#18
Alex Koziarz, Niv Sne, Fraser Kegel, Waleed Alhazzani, Siddharth Nath, Jetan H Badhiwala, Timothy Rice, Paul Engels, Faidi Samir, Andrew Healey, Kamyar Kahnamoui, Laura Banfield, Sunjay Sharma, Kesava Reddy, Gregory W J Hawryluk, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Saleh A Almenawer
INTRODUCTION: Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is a significant neurological issue that may lead to permanent neurological sequelae. When evaluating patients with traumatic brain injury, it is crucial to identify those with high ICP in order to expedite ICP lowering measures and maintain adequate cerebral perfusion. Several measures are used to recognise patients with increased ICP including CT scan, MRI, ICP monitor, and lumbar puncture (LP). However, these tests can be invasive, associated with radiation exposure, contraindicated, or not readily available...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799876/melanoma-brain-metastasis-the-impact-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-braf-mutational-status-and-targeted-and-or-immune-based-therapies-on-treatment-outcome
#19
Rupesh Kotecha, Jacob A Miller, Vyshak A Venur, Alireza M Mohammadi, Samuel T Chao, John H Suh, Gene H Barnett, Erin S Murphy, Pauline Funchain, Jennifer S Yu, Michael A Vogelbaum, Lilyana Angelov, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to investigate the impact of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), BRAF status, and targeted and immune-based therapies on the recurrence patterns and factors associated with overall survival (OS) among patients with melanoma brain metastasis (MBM). METHODS A total of 366 patients were treated for 1336 MBMs; a lesion-based analysis was performed on 793 SRS lesions. The BRAF status was available for 78 patients: 35 had BRAF (mut) and 43 had BRAF wild-type ( BRAF-WT) lesions. The Kaplan-Meier method evaluated unadjusted OS; cumulative incidence analysis determined the incidences of local failure (LF), distant failure, and radiation necrosis (RN), with death as a competing risk...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799222/progression-retinal-ganglion-cell-loss-in-multiple-sclerosis-is-associated-with-new-lesions-in-the-optic-radiations
#20
Alexander Klistorner, Elizabeth C Graham, Con Yiannikas, Michael Barnett, John Parratt, Ray Garrick, Chenyu Wang, Yuyi You, Stuart L Graham
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) loss in multiple sclerosis (MS) remains unknown. This study aims to investigate the association between temporal RNFL (tRNFL) thinning and disease activity in the brain determined by T2 lesions on MRI. METHODS: 55 consecutive relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients and 25 controls were enrolled. All patients underwent annual optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high-resolution MRI scans for tRNFL thickness and brain lesion volume analysis, respectively...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
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