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Iman Fatemi, Sara Heydari, Ayat Kaeidi, Ali Shamsizadeh, Elham Hakimizadeh, Amin Khaluoi, Mohammad Allahtavakoli
Metformin (Met) has been shown to have pleiotropic effects such as neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making that a potential candidate for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The present study was designed to investigate the possible effect of Met on the D-galactose (D-gal)-induced aging in ovariectomized mice. The female mice underwent bilateral ovariectomy. D-gal was administered orally at a dose of 500 mg/kg and Met was administrated orally at doses of 1 and 10 mg/kg for six weeks...
March 7, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
Jared F Sweeney, Heather Smith, AmiLyn Taplin, Eric Perloff, Matthew A Adamo
OBJECTIVE Intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) is a widely accessible imaging modality that provides real-time surgical guidance with minimal identified risk or additional operative time. A recent study by the authors found a strong correlation between IOUS and postoperative MRI findings when evaluating the extent of tumor resection, suggesting that IOUS might have significant clinical implications. The objective of this study was to expand on results from the previous study in order to provide more evidence on the usage of IOUS in the determination of gross-total resection (GTR) in both adult and pediatric patients with brain tumors...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Kevin J Lee, Eduardo Marchan, Jennifer Peterson, Anna C Harrell, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Paul D Brown, Daniel M Trifiletti
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Adult pilocytic astrocytomas (PA) are relatively rare central nervous system (CNS) tumors with a favorable prognosis. We sought to investigate existing clinical management strategies and overall survival (OS) as a function of various clinical characteristics among adult patients with PA. METHODS/MATERIALS: All patients over age 18 years, diagnosed with CNS pilocytic astrocytomas from 2004-2014 in the National Cancer Database were included. Clinical and treatment-related characteristics were recorded and analyzed for an association with OS following diagnosis using univariate and multivariate analyses...
February 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Massimo Filippi, Paolo Preziosa, Alessandro Meani, Olga Ciccarelli, Sarlota Mesaros, Alex Rovira, Jette Frederiksen, Christian Enzinger, Frederik Barkhof, Claudio Gasperini, Wallace Brownlee, Jelena Drulovic, Xavier Montalban, Stig P Cramer, Alexander Pichler, Marloes Hagens, Serena Ruggieri, Vittorio Martinelli, Katherine Miszkiel, Mar Tintorè, Giancarlo Comi, Iris Dekker, Bernard Uitdehaag, Irena Dujmovic-Basuroski, Maria A Rocca
BACKGROUND: In 2016, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (MAGNIMS) network proposed modifications to the MRI criteria to define dissemination in space (DIS) and time (DIT) for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). Changes to the DIS definition included removal of the distinction between symptomatic and asymptomatic lesions, increasing the number of lesions needed to define periventricular involvement to three, combining cortical and juxtacortical lesions, and inclusion of optic nerve evaluation...
December 21, 2017: Lancet Neurology
James Pan, Rashad Jabarkheel, Yuhao Huang, Allen Ho, Steven D Chang
Hemangioblastomas are rare, benign, vascular tumors of the central nervous system (CNS), often associated with von-hippel lindau (VHL) disease. Current therapeutic options include microsurgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). With no randomized controlled studies and minimal data beyond single-institution reviews, the optimal management approach for patients with CNS hemangioblastomas is unclear. We completed a Pubmed/SCOPUS literature search from January 1990 to January 2017 for eligible studies on SRS for CNS hemangioblastomas...
March 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Giovanni Morana, Cesar Augusto Alves, Domenico Tortora, Jonathan L Finlay, Mariasavina Severino, Paolo Nozza, Marcello Ravegnani, Marco Pavanello, Claudia Milanaccio, Mohamad Maghnie, Andrea Rossi, Maria Luisa Garrè
PURPOSE: The role of T2*-based MR imaging in intracranial germ cell tumors (GCTs) has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) or T2* gradient echo (GRE) features of germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs) in midline and off-midline locations. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all consecutive pediatric patients referred to our institution between 2005 and 2016, for newly diagnosed, treatment-naïve intracranial GCT, who underwent MRI, including T2*-based MR imaging (T2* GRE sequences or SWI)...
January 2018: Neuroradiology
Georg von Jonquieres, Ziggy H T Spencer, Benjamin D Rowlands, Claudia B Klugmann, Andre Bongers, Anne E Harasta, Kristina E Parley, Jennie Cederholm, Orla Teahan, Russell Pickford, Fabien Delerue, Lars M Ittner, Dominik Fröhlich, Catriona A McLean, Anthony S Don, Miriam Schneider, Gary D Housley, Caroline D Rae, Matthias Klugmann
N-Acetylaspartate (NAA) is the second most abundant organic metabolite in the brain, but its physiological significance remains enigmatic. Toxic NAA accumulation appears to be the key factor for neurological decline in Canavan disease-a fatal neurometabolic disorder caused by deficiency in the NAA-degrading enzyme aspartoacylase. To date clinical outcome of gene replacement therapy for this spongiform leukodystrophy has not met expectations. To identify the target tissue and cells for maximum anticipated treatment benefit, we employed comprehensive phenotyping of novel mouse models to assess cell type-specific consequences of NAA depletion or elevation...
January 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
Yi Zhan, Abigail M Fellows, Tangkai Qi, Odile H Clavier, Sigfrid D Soli, Xiudong Shi, Jiang Gui, Yuxin Shi, Jay C Buckey
OBJECTIVES: Human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) individuals report hearing difficulties, but standard audiological tests show no, or small, changes in peripheral hearing ability. The hearing complaints may reflect central nervous system (CNS) auditory processing deficits, rather than middle or inner ear problems, and may result from CNS damage due to HIV infection or treatment. If central auditory task performance and cognitive deficits in HIV+ individuals are shown to be related, then central auditory tests might serve as a "window" into CNS function in these patients...
November 4, 2017: Ear and Hearing
Ari J Green, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Bruce A Cree, Carolyn Bevan, W John Boscardin, Feng Mei, Justin Inman, Sam Arnow, Michael Devereux, Aya Abounasr, Hiroko Nobuta, Alyssa Zhu, Matt Friessen, Roy Gerona, Hans Christian von Büdingen, Roland G Henry, Stephen L Hauser, Jonah R Chan
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative inflammatory disease of the CNS characterised by immune-mediated destruction of myelin and progressive neuroaxonal loss. Myelin in the CNS is a specialised extension of the oligodendrocyte plasma membrane and clemastine fumarate can stimulate differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells in vitro, in animal models, and in human cells. We aimed to analyse the efficacy and safety of clemastine fumarate as a treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis...
December 2, 2017: Lancet
Naila Makhani, Christine Lebrun, Aksel Siva, David Brassat, Clarisse Carra Dallière, Jérôme de Seze, Wei Du, Françoise Durand Dubief, Orhun Kantarci, Megan Langille, Sona Narula, Jean Pelletier, Juan Ignacio Rojas, Eugene D Shapiro, Robert T Stone, Mar Tintoré, Ugur Uygunoglu, Patrick Vermersch, Evangeline Wassmer, Darin T Okuda, Daniel Pelletier
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical and radiologic outcomes of children with incidental findings on neuroimaging suggestive of CNS demyelination (termed "radiologically isolated syndrome" or RIS). METHODS: Clinical and radiologic data were obtained from a historical cohort of children with no symptoms of demyelinating disease who had MRI scans that met the 2010 MRI criteria for dissemination in space for MS. RESULTS: We identified 38 children (27 girls and 11 boys) with RIS now being prospectively followed at 16 sites in 6 countries...
November 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
Judy L Petrunak
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early onset exodeviations in systemically and ocularly healthy young children, diagnosed at less than 1 year of age, may be of the constant, "infantile XT" type, or early X(T) type. The onset of common childhood X(T) is not clearly known. The purpose of this lecture is to discuss theories and characteristics of early onset exodeviations, and report on our observations of infantile XT and early X(T) at Children's Eye Care in Michigan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 470 cases of childhood exodeviations (ages 6 months to 15 years) were reviewed and met inclusion criteria of no prior surgical treatment, no ocular, CNS or craniofacial disease, and no significant prematurity...
January 2017: American Orthoptic Journal
Bader Alyahya, Marjorie Friesen, Bénédicte Nauche, Martin Laliberté
CONTEXT: Lamotrigine is a broad-spectrum anticonvulsant commonly used to treat seizure and bipolar mood disorders. Evidence from case series and retrospective studies indicate that lamotrigine overdose is usually benign. However, there are reported cases of cardiac arrest and mortality following lamotrigine overdose. We undertook a systematic review of the literature on lamotrigine overdoses to better understand the clinical severity, the relevance of serum concentrations, and therapeutic interventions for overdose...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
J P Burnham, A Shupe, C-A D Burnham, D K Warren
The study aimed to retrospectively assess if strain typing of Propionibacterium acnes could help to distinguish between infection and contamination in isolates recovered from the central nervous system (CNS) and prosthetic joints (PJs). This was a retrospective cohort of all Propionibacterium species isolates from the Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St Louis, MO, USA) clinical microbiology laboratory from 2011 to 2014. Available frozen isolates were recovered, and strain type (IA-1, IA-2, IB, II, III, or nontypeable class A or B) was determined via polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods...
December 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
J Mraček, J Mork, T Svoboda, J Ferda, V Přibáň
BACKGROUND: Radiation necrosis in eloquent areas of the central nervous system (CNS) is one of the most serious forms of toxicity from radiation therapy. The occurrence of radiation necrosis in the CNS is described in a wide range of 3 months to 13 years after radiation therapy. The incidence of this complication covers a wide range of 3-47%. The potential advantage of proton therapy is the ability to reduce dose to normal tissue and escalate tumor dose. Proton beams enter and pass through the tissue with minimal dose deposition until they reach the end of their paths, where the peak of dose, known as the Bragg peak, occurs...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
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...
November 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
Alejandro Muggeri, Miguel Vago, Sebastián Pérez, Marcelo Rubio, Cecilia González, Cristian Magariños, Mónica Rosenberg, Fernando Costa, Santiago Pérez-Lloret
BACKGROUND: Temozolomide is an antineoplastic agent of proven efficacy against high-grade gliomas. PURPOSE: The objective of this crossover, single-dose, bioequivalence study was to compare the rate and extent of absorption of oral temozolomide after administration of the study product (Dralitem(®), Monte Verde Sociedad Anónima) and the reference product (Temodal(®), originator product manufactured by Schering Plough Laboratories) in patients with primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors under fasting conditions...
September 2017: Drugs in R&D
Kimberly J Johnson, Jong Min Lee, Kazi Ahsan, Hannah Padda, Qianxi Feng, Sonia Partap, Susan A Fowler, Todd E Druley
BACKGROUND: Many epidemiological studies have examined associations between birth defects (BDs) and pediatric malignancy over the past several decades. Our objective was to conduct a systematic literature review of studies reporting on this association. METHODS: We used librarian-designed searches of the PubMed Medline and Embase databases to identify primary research articles on pediatric neoplasms and BDs. English language articles from PubMed and Embase up to 10/12/2015, and in PubMed up to 5/12/2017 following an updated search, were eligible for inclusion if they reported primary epidemiological research results on associations between BDs and pediatric malignancies...
2017: PloS One
Mary-Kate Malecek, Adam M Petrich, Shaina Rozell, Benjamin Chu, Steven Trifilio, Natalie Galanina, Matthew Maurer, Umar Farooq, Brian K Link, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Chadi Nabhan, Ayed O Ayed
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) relapse in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a rare but serious complication that carries a poor prognosis. The use of infusional etoposide, prednisone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and rituximab (EPOCH-R) for frontline treatment of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is increasing, though little is known about incidence of and risk factors for CNS relapse with this regimen PATIENTS AND METHODS: We completed a chart review of patients with NHL who received EPOCH-R as front line therapy...
November 2017: American Journal of Hematology
Gerhard Sissolak, Matthew Seftel, Thomas S Uldrick, Tonya M Esterhuizen, Nooroudien Mohamed, Danie Kotze
PURPOSE: Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) is a common HIV-associated lymphoma in South Africa. B-cell lymphoma unclassifiable with features intermediate between diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma (BL/DLBCL) also occurs in HIV infection. Outcomes of HIV-infected patients with BL or BL/DLBCL in a resource-constrained setting are not defined. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of HIV-positive patients with BL or BL/DLBCL treated from 2004 to 2012 with curative intent at a publically funded academic medical center in South Africa...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
Alexander Mangone, Kathy F Yates, Victoria Sweat, Adriana Joseph, Antonio Convit
The rise in the rate of adolescent obesity has led to a concurrent rise in the rate of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among young people. In addition to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, MetS has also been linked to cognitive dysfunction. The goal of this study was to assess whether cognitive differences exist between minority urban adolescents carrying excess weight who meet criteria for MetS as compared to their peers without MetS. Two hundred and ninety-six urban adolescents, predominantly Hispanic and carrying excess weight as defined by a BMI above 25 kg/m(2), were screened for MetS and divided into MetS and no MetS groups...
February 22, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
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