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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903179/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-from-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-japanese-multi-institutional-cooperative-study-jlgk1401
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Takuya Kawabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Shoji Yomo, Takeshi Kondoh, Osamu Nagano, Toru Serizawa, Takahiko Tsugawa, Hisayo Okamoto, Atsuya Akabane, Kazuyasu Aita, Manabu Sato, Hidefumi Jokura, Jun Kawagishi, Takashi Shuto, Hideya Kawai, Akihito Moriki, Hiroyuki Kenai, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Masazumi Gondo, Toshinori Hasegawa, Soichiro Yasuda, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yasushi Nagatomo, Shinya Watanabe, Naoya Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE In 1999, the World Health Organization categorized large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung as a variant of large cell carcinoma, and LCNEC now accounts for 3% of all lung cancers. Although LCNEC is categorized among the non-small cell lung cancers, its biological behavior has recently been suggested to be very similar to that of a small cell pulmonary malignancy. The clinical outcome for patients with LCNEC is generally poor, and the optimal treatment for this malignancy has not yet been established...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903177/follow-up-results-of-brain-metastasis-patients-undergoing-repeat-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Takao Koiso, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Shinya Watanabe, Yasunori Sato, Yoshinori Higuchi, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without upfront whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has influenced recent treatment recommendations for brain metastasis patients. However, in brain metastasis patients who undergo SRS alone, new brain metastases inevitably appear with relatively high incidences during post-SRS follow-up. However, little is known about the second SRS results. The treatment results of second SRS were retrospectively reviewed, mainly for newly developed or, uncommonly, for recurrent brain metastases in order to reappraise the efficacy of this treatment strategy with a special focus on the maintenance of neurological status and safety...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879538/efficacy-of-ifosfamide-cisplatin-etoposide-ice-chemotherapy-for-a-cns-germinoma-in-a-child-with-down-syndrome
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Seishiro Nodomi, Katsutsugu Umeda, Hiroo Ueno, Satoshi Saida, Hidefumi Hiramatsu, Takeshi Funaki, Yoshiki Arakawa, Takashi Mizowaki, Souichi Adachi, Toshio Heike
Intracranial germ cell tumor is sometimes associated with Down syndrome; however, no optimal treatment has been developed due to the high risk of recurrence and treatment-related mortality. Here, we report on a patient with an intracranial germinoma in the bilateral basal ganglia. The patient received 3 courses of ifosfamide-cisplatin-etoposide in combination with whole-brain irradiation (24 Gy), with no serious complications. The patient is alive and disease free 16 months after the initial diagnosis. This regimen is a feasible treatment for intracranial germ cell tumor associated with Down syndrome, although careful attention must be paid to the increased risk for severe infection...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865203/minocycline-prevents-cerebral-malaria-confers-neuroprotection-and-increases-survivability-of-mice-during-plasmodium-berghei-anka-infection
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Thittayil Suresh Apoorv, Phanithi Prakash Babu
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a neurological complication arising due to Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium vivax infection. Minocycline, a semi-synthetic tetracycline, has been earlier reported to have a neuroprotective role in several neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we investigated the effect of minocycline treatment on the survivability of mice during experimental cerebral malaria (ECM). The currently accepted mouse model, C57BL/6 mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA, was used for the study...
November 16, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863971/systemic-inaccuracies-in-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database-implications-for-accuracy-and-validity-for-neurosurgery-outcomes-research
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John D Rolston, Seunggu J Han, Edward F Chang
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) provides a rich database of North American surgical procedures and their complications. Yet no external source has validated the accuracy of the information within this database. Using records from the 2006 to 2013 NSQIP database, we used two methods to identify errors: (1) mismatches between the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code that was used to identify the surgical procedure, and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) post-operative diagnosis: i...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863278/neoplasm-study-real-life-use-of-lacosamide-in-patients-with-brain-tumor-related-epilepsy
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Vicente Villanueva, Rosana Saiz-Diaz, Manuel Toledo, Ana Piera, Jose Angel Mauri, Juan Jesús Rodriguez-Uranga, Francisco Javier López-González, Asier Gómez-Ibáñez, Mercedes Garcés, Jesús González de la Aleja, Xiana Rodríguez-Osorio, Susana Palao-Duarte, Ascensión Castillo, Macarena Bonet, Jesús Ruiz-Giménez, Juan Palau, Alberto Arcediano, Maria Toledo, Ana Gago
BACKGROUND: The choice of antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy in patients with brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) is complicated, and there are a lack of robust clinical trial data to date. METHODS: The NEOPLASM (Neuroncologic Patients treated with LAcoSaMide) study was a 6-month, multicenter, retrospective, observational study in patients with BTRE treated with lacosamide. Patients were started on lacosamide because of a lack of efficacy or adverse events (AEs) with prior AEDs or suitability versus other AEDs, according to clinical practice...
November 15, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861323/stereotactic-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas
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Ian Lee, Steven Kalkanis, Constantinos G Hadjipanayis
BACKGROUND: The value of maximal safe cytoreductive surgery in recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGGs) is gaining wider acceptance. However, patients may harbor recurrent tumors that may be difficult to access with open surgery. Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is emerging as a technique for treating a variety of brain pathologies, including primary and metastatic tumors, radiation necrosis, and epilepsy. OBJECTIVE: To review the role of LITT in the treatment of recurrent HGGs, for which current treatments have limited efficacy, and to discuss the possible role of LITT in the disruption of the blood-brain barrier to increase delivery of chemotherapy locoregionally...
December 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861322/laser-ablation-of-newly-diagnosed-malignant-gliomas-a-meta-analysis
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Michael E Ivan, Alireza M Mohammadi, Nicoleta De Deugd, Joshua Reyes, Gregor Rodriguez, Ashish Shah, Gene H Barnett, Ricardo J Komotar
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance-guided laser-interstitial thermotherapy (MR-LITT) is a minimally invasive technique that shows promise in neuro-oncology because of its superiority in delivering precise minimally invasive thermal energy with minimal collateral damage. OBJECTIVE: In this analysis, we investigate initial data on the use of MR-LITT in the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas. METHODS: With the use of the PubMed, OVID, and Google-scholar database systems, a comprehensive search of the English literature was performed...
December 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860216/somatic-overgrowth-disorders-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-therapeutic-strategies
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Kim M Keppler-Noreuil, Victoria E R Parker, Thomas N Darling, Julian A Martinez-Agosto
The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway plays an essential role in regulation of normal cell growth, metabolism, and survival. Somatic activating mutations in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway are among the most common mutations identified in cancer, and have been shown to cause a spectrum of overgrowth syndromes including PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum, Proteus syndrome, and brain overgrowth conditions. Clinical findings in these disorders may be isolated or multiple, including sporadic or mosaic overgrowth (adipose, skeletal, muscle, brain, vascular, or lymphatic), and skin abnormalities (including epidermal nevi, hyper-, and hypopigmented lesions), and have the potential risk of tumorigenesis...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859957/retrospective-comparison-of-three-dimensional-conformal-radiation-therapy-vs-prednisolone-alone-in-30-cases-of-canine-infratentorial-brain-tumors
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Elisabetta Treggiari, Thomas W Maddox, Rita Gonçalves, Jerome Benoit, Julia Buchholz, Laura Blackwood
Infratentorial tumors are relatively infrequent in dogs and a lack of data makes it difficult to offer prognostic information. Untreated, dogs with these neoplasms have shorter survival times than those with supratentorial tumors. The role of radiation therapy (RT) in the management of infratentorial tumors is poorly defined and tumoral/peritumoral swelling in this site is a potential cause of serious acute side effects. The aim of this retrospective, cohort study was to describe cases of infratentorial tumors treated with fractionated three-dimensional conformal RT (3D CRT) and glucocorticoids (GC), and compare outcomes and survival with dogs affected by tumors in the same location that received GC alone...
November 15, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857859/emergency-decompressive-craniectomy-after-removal-of-convexity-meningiomas
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Paolo Missori, Maurizio Domenicucci, Sergio Paolini, Cristina Mancarella, Serena Tola, Alessandro D'Elia, Nicola Marotta, Arsen Seferi, Vincenzo Esposito
BACKGROUND: Convexity meningiomas are benign brain tumors that are amenable to complete surgical resection and are associated with a low complication rate. The aim of this study was to identify factors that result in acute postoperative neurological worsening after the removal of convexity meningiomas. METHODS: Clinical evaluation and neuroradiological analysis of patients who underwent removal of a supratentorial convexity meningioma were reviewed. Patients were selected when their postoperative course was complicated by acute neurological deterioration requiring decompressive craniectomy...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853958/beyond-breast-specific-graded-prognostic-assessment-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-cancer-treatment-impact-on-outcome
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Gaia Griguolo, Maria Vittoria Dieci, Tommaso Giarratano, Carlo Alberto Giorgi, Enrico Orvieto, Cristina Ghiotto, Franco Berti, Alessandro Della Puppa, Cristina Falci, Eleonora Mioranza, Giulia Tasca, Nicola Milite, Federica Miglietta, Renato Scienza, Pierfranco Conte, Valentina Guarneri
Brain metastases are a serious relatively common complication of breast cancer. We evaluated prognostic factors for survival after diagnosis of brain metastases from breast cancer in a contemporary cohort of patients. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer brain metastases at our institution between 1999 and March 2016 were evaluated. Overall survival was defined as time from brain metastasis diagnosis to death or last follow-up. Patients were classified according to the Breast cancer-specific Graded Prognostic Assessment (BS-GPA), based on age, Karnofsky performance score and breast cancer phenotype...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849557/honokiol-decreases-lung-cancer-metastasis-through-inhibition-of-the-stat3-signaling-pathway
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Jing Pan, Yongik Lee, Qi Zhang, Donghai Xiong, Wan C Tina, Yian Wang, Ming You
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Metastasis to lymph nodes (LN) and distal organs, especially brain, leads to severe complications and death. Preventing lung cancer development and metastases is important strategy to reduce lung cancer mortality. Honokiol (HNK), a natural compound presents in extracts of magnolia bark, has a favorable bioavailability profile and recently has been shown to readily cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In the current study, we evaluated the anti-metastatic effects of HNK in both the LN and brain mouse models of lung tumor metastasis...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849336/durability-of-single-dose-intra-arterial-bevacizumab-after-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-for-recurrent-glioblastoma
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Shamik Chakraborty, Christopher G Filippi, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Sherese Fralin, Ashley Ray, Tamika Wong, Rafael Ortiz, David J Langer, John A Boockvar
BACKGROUND: Bevacizumab (BV) has been used to treat recurrent glioblastoma with a progression free survival of approximately 3-3.5 months. Typically, it is administered intravenously every 2-3 weeks at dosages ranging from 5-15 mg/kg. Serious side effects include GI tract perforations, hematologic disorders, intracranial hemorrhage, and malignant hypertension. We hypothesized that selective intracranial intra-arterial infusion (SIACI) of BV following blood/brain barrier disruption (BBBD) with mannitol may allow for reduced dosage, lower toxicity, and equivalent or superior progression free survival (PFS)...
November 2016: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837239/embolic-brain%C3%A2-infarcts-a-rare-fatal-complication-of-preoperative-embolization-of-a-massive-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-pleura
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Shreyas R Patel, Prasann Vachhani, Fred Moeslein
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare intrathoracic neoplasm, often giant in size and highly vascular, which can make surgical resection very challenging. Preoperative percutaneous embolization before surgical removal can significantly reduce the risk of uncontrollable intraoperative hemorrhage. However, a rare potential life threatening complication could result from embolization of SFTP and must be taken into consideration. This report describes a 69-year-old female with a large right thoracic SFTP, who underwent preoperative angiography and embolization and developed diffuse embolic brain infarcts immediately after the administration of polyvinyl alcohol particles...
November 11, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833757/a-prospective-multicentre-single-arm-clinical-trial-of-bevacizumab-for-patients-with-surgically-untreatable-symptomatic-brain-radiation-necrosis-%C3%A2
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Motomasa Furuse, Naosuke Nonoguchi, Toshihiko Kuroiwa, Susumu Miyamoto, Yoshiki Arakawa, Jun Shinoda, Kazuhiro Miwa, Toshihiko Iuchi, Koji Tsuboi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Shunsuke Terasaka, Yusuke Tabei, Hideo Nakamura, Motoo Nagane, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Mizuhiko Terasaki, Tatsuya Abe, Yoshitaka Narita, Nobuhito Saito, Akitake Mukasa, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Takaaki Beppu, Toshihiro Kumabe, Tadashi Nariai, Naohiro Tsuyuguchi, Eiji Nakatani, Shoko Kurisu, Yoko Nakagawa, Shin-Ichi Miyatake
BACKGROUND: Brain radiation necrosis (BRN) can be a complication of radiotherapy for primary and secondary brain tumors, as well as head and neck tumors. Since vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is also a vascular permeability factor in the brain, bevacizumab, a humanized antibody that inhibits VEGF, would be expected to reduce perilesional edema that often accompanies BRN. METHODS: Patients with surgically untreatable, symptomatic BRN refractory to conventional medical treatments (eg, corticosteroid, anticoagulants, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy) were enrolled...
December 2016: Neuro-oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833409/preoperative-coiling-of-coexisting-intracranial-aneurysm-and-subsequent-brain-tumor-surgery
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Keun Young Park, Byung Moon Kim, Dong Joon Kim
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have investigated treatment strategies for brain tumor with a coexisting unruptured intracranial aneurysm (cUIA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of preoperative coiling for cUIA, and subsequent brain tumor surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 patients (mean age, 55.2 years; M:F = 4:15) underwent preoperative coiling for 23 cUIAs and subsequent brain tumor surgery. Primary brain tumors were meningiomas (n = 7, 36...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822109/the-danish-neuro-oncology-registry
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Steinbjørn Hansen
AIM OF DATABASE: The Danish Neuro-Oncology Registry (DNOR) was established by the Danish Neuro-Oncology Group as a national clinical database. It was established for the purpose of supporting research and development in adult patients with primary brain tumors in Denmark. STUDY POPULATION: DNOR has registered clinical data on diagnostics and treatment of all adult patients diagnosed with glioma since January 1, 2009, which numbers approximately 400 patients each year...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813467/complications-of-ventricular-entry-during-craniotomy-for-brain-tumor-resection
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Jessin K John, Adam M Robin, Aqueel H Pabaney, Richard A Rammo, Lonni R Schultz, Neema S Sadry, Ian Y Lee
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have demonstrated that periventricular tumor location is associated with poorer survival and that tumor location near the ventricle limits the extent of resection. This finding may relate to the perception that ventricular entry leads to further complications and thus surgeons may choose to perform less aggressive resection in these areas. However, there is little support for this view in the literature. This study seeks to determine whether ventricular entry is associated with more complications during craniotomy for brain tumor resection...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788421/profile-of-autonomic-dysfunctions-in-patients-with-primary-brain-tumor-and-possible-autoimmunity
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Magdalena Koszewicz, Slawomir Michalak, Malgorzata Bilinska, Slawomir Budrewicz, Mikolaj Zaborowski, Krzysztof Slotwinski, Ryszard Podemski, Maria Ejma
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral lesion due to different neurological conditions could be complicated by autonomic dysfunction, reported in the literature as a sympathetic hyperactivity. The mechanisms of dysautonomia still remains partial. The aim of the study was to assess the profile of autonomic dysfunction in patient with primary brain tumors, with attempt to estimate the additional factors in pathogenesis of dysautonomia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Neurological examinations, the Low's autonomic disorder questionnaire, electrophysiological autonomic tests (Heart Rate Variability test at rest and during deep breathing, spectral analysis of R-R intervals, sympathetic skin response test), studies of peripheral nerves, blood sampling collection for antibodies were done in 33 patients with recognized primary brain tumors...
October 22, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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