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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743724/changes-in-white-matter-microstructure-impact-cognition-by-disrupting-the-ability-of-neural-assemblies-to-synchronize
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Sonya Bells, Jérémie Lefebvre, Steven A Prescott, Colleen Dockstader, Eric Bouffet, Jovanka Skocic, Suzanne Laughlin, Donald J Mabbott
Cognition is compromised by white matter injury but the neurophysiological alterations linking them remain unclear. We hypothesized that reduced neural synchronization caused by disruption of neural signal propagation is involved. To test this, we evaluated group differences in: diffusion tensor white matter (WM) microstructure measures within the optic radiations, primary visual area (V1) and cuneus; neural phase synchrony to a visual attention cue during visual-motor task, and; reaction time (RT) to a response cue during the same task between 26 pediatric patients (17/9: male/female) treated with cranial radiation treatment for a brain tumor [12...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742428/neck-and-upper-limb-dysfunction-in-patients-following-neck-dissection-looking-beyond-the-shoulder
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Elise M Gane, Shaun P O'Leary, Anna L Hatton, Benedict J Panizza, Steven M McPhail
Objective To measure patient-perceived upper limb and neck function following neck dissection and to investigate potential associations between clinical factors, symptoms, and function. Study Design Cross-sectional. Setting Two tertiary hospitals in Brisbane, Australia. Subjects and Methods Inclusion criteria: patients treated with neck dissection (2009-2014). EXCLUSION CRITERIA: aged <18 years, accessory nerve or sternocleidomastoid sacrifice, previous neck dissection, preexisting shoulder/neck injury, and inability to provide informed consent (cognition, insufficient English)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735719/treatment-with-chemotherapy-and-cognitive-functioning-among-older-adult-cancer-survivors
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Ruth T Morin, Elizabeth Midlarsky
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether treatment of cancer with chemotherapy, when compared to surgery and radiation, differentially affects cognitive functioning among older adults. DESIGN: Data were examined prospectively from two years prior to cancer diagnosis to four years after cancer diagnosis. Distinct classes of cognitive functioning were identified using latent class growth analysis techniques (LCGA). Treatment type was assessed as a predictor of class membership...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708230/short-course-radiotherapy-concomitant-with-temozolomide-in-gbm-patients-a-phase-ii-study
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Laura Fariselli, Lucia Cuppini, Paola Gaviani, Marcello Marchetti, Valentina Pinzi, Ida Milanesi, Giorgia Simonetti, Irene Tramacere, Francesco DiMeco, Andrea Salmaggi, Antonio Silvani
PURPOSE: Despite recent advances, the prognosis of glioblastoma (GBM) remains poor. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of multiple daily fraction radiotherapy performed with multiple temozolomide (TMZ) administrations in newly diagnosed patients with GBM. METHODS: This trial was a prospective, open-label, monocentric, nonrandomized, single arm, phase II study. The primary endpoint was the proportion of progression-free patients at 12 months, and the secondary endpoints were overall survival (OS) and toxicity...
July 8, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702354/white-matter-integrity-in-dyskinetic-cerebral-palsy-relationship-with-intelligence-quotient-and-executive-function
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Olga Laporta-Hoyos, Kerstin Pannek, Júlia Ballester-Plané, Lee B Reid, Élida Vázquez, Ignacio Delgado, Leire Zubiaurre-Elorza, Alfons Macaya, Pilar Póo, Mar Meléndez-Plumed, Carme Junqué, Roslyn Boyd, Roser Pueyo
BACKGROUND: Dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most disabling motor types of CP and has been classically associated with injury to the basal ganglia and thalamus. Although cognitive dysfunction is common in CP, there is a paucity of published quantitative analyses investigating the relationship between white matter (WM) microstructure and cognition in this CP type. AIMS: This study aims (1) to compare brain WM microstructure between people with dyskinetic CP and healthy controls, (2) to identify brain regions where WM microstructure is related to intelligence and (3) to identify brain regions where WM microstructure is related to executive function in people with dyskinetic CP and (4) to identify brain regions where the correlations are different between controls and people with CP in IQ and executive functions...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701225/association-of-schizophrenia-onset-age-and-white-matter-integrity-with-treatment-effect-of-d-cycloserine-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-study
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Kazuo Takiguchi, Akihito Uezato, Michio Itasaka, Hidenori Atsuta, Kenji Narushima, Naoki Yamamoto, Akeo Kurumaji, Makoto Tomita, Kazunari Oshima, Kosaku Shoda, Mai Tamaru, Masahito Nakataki, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Sayuri Ishiwata, Yasuyoshi Ishiwata, Masato Yasuhara, Kunimasa Arima, Tetsuro Ohmori, Toru Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that drugs which promote the N-Methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptor function by stimulating the glycine modulatory site in the receptor improve negative symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia patients being treated with antipsychotic drugs. METHODS: We performed a placebo-controlled double-blind crossover study involving 41 schizophrenia patients in which D-cycloserine 50 mg/day was added-on, and the influence of the onset age and association with white matter integrity on MR diffusion tensor imaging were investigated for the first time...
July 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699673/combined-intravitreal-methotrexate-and-immunochemotherapy-followed-by-reduced-dose-whole-brain-radiotherapy-for-newly-diagnosed-b-cell-primary-intraocular-lymphoma
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Toshikatu Kaburaki, Kazuki Taoka, Junko Matsuda, Hideomi Yamashita, Izuru Matsuda, Hideki Tsuji, Rie Tanaka, Kumi Nakazaki, Fumihiko Nakamura, Kohei Kamiya, Mineo Kurokawa, Kuni Ohtomo, Makoto Aihara
Primary intraocular lymphoma (IOL) has a propensity for central nervous system (CNS) relapse within 2 years of initial diagnosis, affecting clinical outcome. To reduce CNS relapse, we performed the combination treatment protocols of intravitreal methotrexate injections, methotrexate-based systemic induction chemotherapy and consolidation high-dose cytarabine and reduced-dose whole brain radiation therapy (rdWBRT, 23·4 Gy) for B-cell primary IOL with or without newly diagnosed CNS involvement. All patients underwent longitudinal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cognitive assessment for evaluation of treatment-induced leucoencephalopathy...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698714/corrigendum-adenosine-kinase-inhibition-protects-against-cranial-radiation-induced-cognitive-dysfunction
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Munjal M Acharya, Janet E Baulch, Theresa A Lusardi, Barrett D Allen, Nicole N Chmielewski, Al Anoud D Baddour, Charles L Limoli, Detlev Boison
[This corrects the article on p. 42 in vol. 9, PMID: 27375429.].
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689758/white-matter-microstructure-predicts-cognitive-training-induced-improvements-in-attention-and-executive-functioning-in-schizophrenia
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Karuna Subramaniam, Jeevit Gill, Melissa Fisher, Pratik Mukherjee, Srikantan Nagarajan, Sophia Vinogradov
We examined the relationship between white matter microstructure in schizophrenia using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and cognitive improvements induced by 70h (~16weeks) of cognitive training. We measured anatomical connectivity in 48 patients with schizophrenia (SZ) and 28 healthy control participants (HC) at baseline, and then examined the relationship between anatomical connectivity at baseline and training-induced cognitive gains in 30 SZ who performed diffusion imaging after completing 70h of training...
July 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685419/joint-deformable-liver-registration-and-bias-field-correction-for-mr-guided-hdr-brachytherapy
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Marko Rak, Tim König, Klaus D Tönnies, Mathias Walke, Jens Ricke, Christian Wybranski
PURPOSE: In interstitial high-dose rate brachytherapy, liver cancer is treated by internal radiation, requiring percutaneous placement of applicators within or close to the tumor. To maximize utility, the optimal applicator configuration is pre-planned on magnetic resonance images. The pre-planned configuration is then implemented via a magnetic resonance-guided intervention. Mapping the pre-planning information onto interventional data would reduce the radiologist's cognitive load during the intervention and could possibly minimize discrepancies between optimally pre-planned and actually placed applicators...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666908/volumetric-modulated-dynamic-wavearc-therapy-reduces-the-dose-to-the-hippocampus-in-patients-with-pituitary-adenomas-and-craniopharyngiomas
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Megumi Uto, Takashi Mizowaki, Kengo Ogura, Yuki Miyabe, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Nobutaka Mukumoto, Hideaki Hirashima, Masahiro Hiraoka
PURPOSE: Reducing the radiation dose to the hippocampus is important to preserve cognitive function in patients with brain tumors. The Vero4DRT system can realize a new irradiation technique, termed volumetric-modulated Dynamic WaveArc therapy (VMDWAT), which allows the safe use of sequential noncoplanar volumetric-modulated beams without couch rotation. Because VMDWAT appears to reduce the hippocampal dose in patients with pituitary adenomas and craniopharyngiomas, we performed a planning study to compare the dose distribution of volumetric-modulated arc therapy using only a coplanar arc (coVMAT) and VMDWAT...
April 13, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656797/low-dose-radiation-effects-on-the-brain-from-mechanisms-and-behavioral-outcomes-to-mitigation-strategies
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Anna Kovalchuk, Bryan Kolb
Based on the most recent estimates by the Canadian Cancer Society, 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes. More than half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy, and all patients undergo radiation-based diagnostics. While radiation is one of the most important diagnostic and treatments modalities, high-dose cranial radiation therapy causes numerous central nervous system side-effects, including declines in cognitive function, memory, and attention. While the mechanisms of these effects have been studies, they still need to be further elucidated...
July 3, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655455/attention-processing-speed-and-executive-functioning-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-survivors-treated-with-proton-beam-radiation-therapy
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Tanya N Antonini, M Douglas Ris, David R Grosshans, Anita Mahajan, M Fatih Okcu, Murali Chintagumpala, Arnold Paulino, Amanda E Child, Jessica Orobio, Heather H Stancel, Lisa S Kahalley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study examines attention, processing speed, and executive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 39 survivors (age 6-19years) who were 3.61years post-PBRT on average. Craniospinal (CSI; n=21) and focal (n=18) subgroups were analyzed. Attention, processing speed, and executive functioning scores were compared to population norms, and clinical/demographic risk factors were examined...
June 24, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649624/spaceflight-induced-neuroplasticity-in-humans-as-measured-by-mri-what-do-we-know-so-far
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Angelique Van Ombergen, Steven Laureys, Stefan Sunaert, Elena Tomilovskaya, Paul M Parizel, Floris L Wuyts
Space travel poses an enormous challenge on the human body; microgravity, ionizing radiation, absence of circadian rhythm, confinement and isolation are just some of the features associated with it. Obviously, all of the latter can have an impact on human physiology and even induce detrimental changes. Some organ systems have been studied thoroughly under space conditions, however, not much is known on the functional and morphological effects of spaceflight on the human central nervous system. Previous studies have already shown that central nervous system changes occur during and after spaceflight in the form of neurovestibular problems, alterations in cognitive function and sensory perception, cephalic fluid shifts and psychological disturbances...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649493/voluntary-saccade-inhibition-deficits-correlate-with-extended-white-matter-cortico-basal-atrophy-in-huntington-s-disease
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Israel Vaca-Palomares, Brian C Coe, Donald C Brien, Douglas P Munoz, Juan Fernandez-Ruiz
The ability to inhibit automatic versus voluntary saccade commands in demanding situations can be impaired in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease (HD). These deficits could result from disruptions in the interaction between basal ganglia and the saccade control system. To investigate voluntary oculomotor control deficits related to the cortico-basal circuitry, we evaluated early HD patients using an interleaved pro- and anti-saccade task that requires flexible executive control to generate either an automatic response (look at a peripheral visual stimulus) or a voluntary response (look away from the stimulus in the opposite direction)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639816/review-of-interventions-to-reduce-ultraviolet-tanning-need-for-treatments-targeting-excessive-tanning-an-emerging-addictive-behavior
#17
Jerod L Stapleton, Joel Hillhouse, Kristine Levonyan-Radloff, Sharon L Manne
Millions of Americans engage in tanning each year, defined as intentional ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure in the form of sunbathing or the use of indoor tanning beds. An emerging body of research suggests that UVR has addictive properties and some tanners engage in excessive tanning. This article provides an overview of the evidence of tanning addiction and a systematic review of existing tanning interventions with the goal of evaluating their potential to impact addicted tanners. Our search identified 24 intervention studies that were summarized and discussed according to 3 primary themes...
June 22, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611367/the-hippocampus-sparing-volume-modulated-arc-therapy-does-not-influence-plan-quality-on-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#18
Wendong Gu, Qilin Li, Dan Xi, Ye Tian, Juncong Mo, Honglei Pei
Irradiation on hippocampus would lead to neuro-cognitive dysfunction in locally advanced nasopharyneal carcinoma (LA-NPC) patients accepting radiotherapy. Our study here aimed to investigate if undergoing hippocampus sparing (HS) volume modulated arc therapy (VMAT) would influence the plan quality in LA NPC patients. We designed three kinds of radiotherapeutic plans for 11 LA NPC patients: conventional VMAT (C-VMAT), HS-VMAT and HS intensity modulated radiation therapy with dynamic multileaf collimator (HS-dMLC)...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599843/psychiatric-care-of-the-radiation-oncology-patient
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Emily G Holmes, Jordan A Holmes, Eliza M Park
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, psychiatrists have become increasingly involved in the care of patients with cancer. Psychiatrists are often less familiar with the field of radiation oncology than with other medical specialties. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, it is beneficial for consulting psychiatrists to be familiar with the basic principles of radiation therapy (RT) and its potential neuropsychiatric sequelae. METHODS: We performed a PubMed search to identify articles describing neuropsychiatric symptoms resulting from RT, including anxiety, claustrophobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and neurocognitive impairment...
April 15, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596117/disrupted-white-matter-structural-networks-in-healthy-older-adult-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-carriers-an-international-multicenter-dti-study
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Enrica Cavedo, Simone Lista, Katrine Rojkova, Patrizia A Chiesa, Marion Houot, Katharina Brueggen, Janusch Blautzik, Arun L W Bokde, Bruno Dubois, Frederik Barkhof, Petra J W Pouwels, Stefan Teipel, Harald Hampel
The ε4 allelic variant of the Apolipoprotein E gene (APOE ε4) is the best-established genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). White matter (WM) microstructural damages measured with Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) represent an early sign of fiber tract disconnection in AD. We examined the impact of APOE ε4 on WM microstructure in elderly individuals from the multicenter European DTI Study on Dementia. Voxelwise statistical analysis of fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity, radial and axial diffusivity (MD, radD and axD respectively) was carried out using Tract-Based Spatial Statistics...
June 6, 2017: Neuroscience
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