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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492341/implications-of-neurovascular-uncoupling-in-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-fmri-of-brain-tumors
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Rebecca W Pak, Darian H Hadjiabadi, Janaka Senarathna, Shruti Agarwal, Nitish V Thakor, Jay J Pillai, Arvind P Pathak
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) serves as a critical tool for presurgical mapping of eloquent cortex and changes in neurological function in patients diagnosed with brain tumors. However, the blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) contrast mechanism underlying fMRI assumes that neurovascular coupling remains intact during brain tumor progression, and that measured changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) are correlated with neuronal function. Recent preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that even low-grade brain tumors can exhibit neurovascular uncoupling (NVU), which can confound interpretation of fMRI data...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490159/neuroendoscopy-current-and-future-perspectives
#2
REVIEW
Kyu Won Shim, Eun Kyung Park, Dong-Seok Kim, Joong-Uhn Choi
Neuroendoscopic surgery is performed because it causes minimal damage to normal structures, carries a lower rate of complications, and achieves excellent outcomes. Surgeons using an endoscope and related instruments can perform complex operations through very small incisions, which is especially useful for minimally invasive procedures for the brain and spine. Neuroendoscopic surgery is now performed in cases of obstructive hydrocephalus, various intraventricular lesions, hypothalamic hamartomas, craniosynostosis, skull base tumors, and spinal lesions...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489922/contribution-of-thrombin-reactive-brain-pericytes-to-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-in-an-in-vivo-mouse-model-of-obesity-associated-diabetes-and-an-in-vitro-rat-model
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Takashi Machida, Fuyuko Takata, Junichi Matsumoto, Tomoyuki Miyamura, Ryosuke Hirata, Ikuya Kimura, Yasufumi Kataoka, Shinya Dohgu, Atsushi Yamauchi
Diabetic complications are characterized by the dysfunction of pericytes located around microvascular endothelial cells. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) exhibits hyperpermeability with progression of diabetes. Therefore, brain pericytes at the BBB may be involved in diabetic complications of the central nervous system (CNS). We hypothesized that brain pericytes respond to increased brain thrombin levels in diabetes, leading to BBB dysfunction and diabetic CNS complications. Mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 2 or 8 weeks to induce obesity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479523/lesion-optimization-for-laser-ablation-fluid-evacuation-prior-to-laser-induced-thermal-therapy
#4
Timothy Wong, Nitesh V Patel, Filipe Feiteiro, Shabbar F Danish, Simon Hanft
BACKGROUND: Magnetic Resonance Guided Laser-Induced Thermal Therapy (MRgLITT) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for ablating intracranial lesions. However, the presence of a fluid body can sequester thermal energy generated by the laser catheter.1-5 This compromises the performance of MRgLITT, and results in suboptimal ablation of cystic lesions. The authors report their surgical approach, namely stereotactic fluid aspiration followed by MRgLITT, on two patients with cystic brain tumors...
May 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477043/multimodal-use-of-indocyanine-green-endoscopy-in-neurosurgery-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
REVIEW
Giuseppe Catapano, Francesco Sgulò, Lili Laleva, Laura Columbano, Iacopo Dallan, Matteo de Notaris
During the last 10 years, microscope-integrated indocyanine green fluorescence (m-ICG) has been widely used for assessing real-time blood flow during aneurysm surgery. More recently, an endoscope-integrated indocyanine green fluorescence (e-ICG) has been adopted as a versatile tool during different endoscopic neurosurgical procedures. The purpose of the present report is to evaluate multimodal applications of e-ICG during different endonasal, intraventricular, aneurysm and brain tumor surgeries and provide technical nuances...
May 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463617/robot-assisted-procedures-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Alessandro De Benedictis, Andrea Trezza, Andrea Carai, Elisabetta Genovese, Emidio Procaccini, Raffaella Messina, Franco Randi, Silvia Cossu, Giacomo Esposito, Paolo Palma, Paolina Amante, Michele Rizzi, Carlo Efisio Marras
OBJECTIVE During the last 3 decades, robotic technology has rapidly spread across several surgical fields due to the continuous evolution of its versatility, stability, dexterity, and haptic properties. Neurosurgery pioneered the development of robotics, with the aim of improving the quality of several procedures requiring a high degree of accuracy and safety. Moreover, robot-guided approaches are of special interest in pediatric patients, who often have altered anatomy and challenging relationships between the diseased and eloquent structures...
May 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456002/multiple-spinal-nerve-enlargement-and-sos1-mutation-further-evidence-of-overlap-between-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-noonan-phenotype
#7
Claudia Santoro, Teresa Giugliano, Mariarosa Anna Beatrice Melone, Mario Cirillo, Carla Schettino, Pia Bernardo, Giovanni Cirillo, Silverio Perrotta, Giulio Piluso
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has long been considered a well-defined, recognizable monogenic disorder, with neurofibromas constituting a pathognomonic sign. This dogma has been challenged by recent descriptions of patients with enlarged nerves or paraspinal tumors, suggesting that neurogenic tumors and hypertrophic neuropathy may be a complication of Noonan syndrome with multiple lentigines or RASopathy phenotype. We describe a 15-year-old boy, whose mother previously received clinical diagnosis of NF1 due to presence of bilateral cervical and lumbar spinal lesions resembling plexiform neurofibromas and features suggestive of Noonan syndrome...
April 29, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449710/effects-of-colloid-pre-loading-on-thromboelastography-during-elective-intracranial-tumor-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-versus-5-human-albumin
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Yuanzhi Peng, Jianer Du, Xuan Zhao, Xueyin Shi, Yingwei Wang
BACKGROUND: Volume replacement therapy with colloid is still worth studying in major pediatric surgery with potential risk of bleeding. This study assessed the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and 5% Human Albumin (HA) on coagulation tested by thromboelastography (TEG) during elective intracranial tumor surgery in pediatric patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients undergoing intracranial tumor resection under general anesthesia were assigned to HES and HA groups (n = 30), and administered preloads of 20 mL · kg(-1) HES 130/0...
April 27, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449033/response-assessment-in-medulloblastoma-and-leptomeningeal-seeding-tumors-recommendations-from-the-response-assessment-in-pediatric-neuro-oncology-committee
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Katherine E Warren, Gilbert Vezina, Tina Y Poussaint, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Marc C Chamberlain, Roger J Packer, Alba A Brandes, Moshe Reiss, Stewart Goldman, Michael J Fisher, Ian F Pollack, Michael D Prados, Patrick Y Wen, Susan M Chang, Christelle Dufour, David Zurakowski, Rolf D Kortmann, Mark W Kieran
Lack of standard response criteria in clinical trials for medulloblastoma and other seeding tumors complicates assessment of therapeutic efficacy and comparisons across studies. An international working group was established to develop consensus recommendations for response assessment. The aim is that these recommendations be prospectively evaluated in clinical trials, with the goal of achieving more reliable risk stratification and uniformity across clinical trials. Current practices and literature review were performed to identify major confounding issues and justify subsequently developed recommendations; in areas lacking scientific investigations, recommendations were based on experience of committee members and consensus was reached after discussion...
April 25, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443599/a-pott-s-puffy-tumor-associated-with-epidural-cutaneous-fistula-and-epidural-abscess-case-report
#10
Aleksandar Perić, Milanko Milojević, Dražen Ivetić
BACKGROUND: Pott's puffy tumor is characterized by a fluctuate swelling of the frontal region as a result of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. This inflammatory lesion may propagate endocranially resulting in acute meningitis, epidural abscess, subdural empyema, cavernous sinus trombophlebitis, cerebritis, and frontal lobe abscess of the brain. CASE REPORT: We present an unusual case of a 33-year-old man suffering from the Pott's puffy tumor whose condition was further complicated by a draining epidural-cutaneous fistula and an epidural abscess...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440461/the-role-of-mir-451-in-the-switching-between-proliferation-and-migration-in-malignant-glioma-cells-ampk-signaling-mtor-modulation-and-rac1-activation-required
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Kai Zhao, Leilei Wang, Tao Li, Meng Zhu, Chen Zhang, Lei Chen, Pengfei Zhao, Hua Zhou, Shengping Yu, Xuejun Yang
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), WHO grade IV astrocytoma, is the most common primary neoplasm of the central nervous system (CNS) and has the highest malignancy and mortality rates. The invasive nature of GBM complicates surgical resection and restricts chemotherapeutic access, contributing to poor patient prognosis. The migration of tumor cells is closely related to the tumor cell proliferation. The acquisition of migratory capability, in addition to intracellular factors, is proposed to be a crucial mechanism during the progression of invasion...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431620/role-of-inflammatory-molecules-in-the-alzheimer-s-disease-progression-and-diagnosis
#12
REVIEW
Eva Bagyinszky, Vo Van Giau, Kyuhwan Shim, Kyoungho Suk, Seong Soo A An, SangYun Kim
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex disorder and the most common form of neurodegenerative dementia. Several genetic, environmental, and physiological factors, including inflammations and metabolic influences, are involved in the progression of AD. Inflammations are composed of complicated networks of many chemokines and cytokines with diverse cells. Inflammatory molecules are needed for the protection against pathogens, and maintaining their balances is important for normal physiological function. Recent studies demonstrated that inflammation may be involved in neurodegenerative dementia...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430990/three-dimensional-dose-prediction-and-validation-with-the-radiobiological-gamma-index-based-on-a-relative-seriality-model-for-head-and-neck-imrt
#13
Noriaki Hamatani, Iori Sumida, Yutaka Takahashi, Michio Oda, Yuji Seo, Fumiaki Isohashi, Keisuke Tamari, Kazuhiko Ogawa
This study proposes a quality assurance (QA) method incorporating radiobiological factors based on the QUANTEC-determined tumor control probability and the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) of head-and-neck intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HN-IMRT). Per-beam measurements were conducted for 20 cases using a 2D detector array. Three-dimensional predicted dose distributions within targets and organs at risk were reconstructed based on the per-beam QA results derived from differences between planned and measured doses...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425348/integration-of-functional-mri-and-white-matter-tractography-in-cyberknife-radiosurgery
#14
Lu Sun, Baolin Qu, Jinyuan Wang, Zhongjian Ju, Zizhong Zhang, Zhiqiang Cui, Yang Jack, Zhipei Ling, Xinguang Yu, Longsheng Pan
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of the integration of functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion-tensor imaging tractography data into CyberKnife radiosurgery for intracranial tumor management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Functional neuroimaging, anatomical magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography images of patients with brain lesions in critical areas were acquired before radiosurgery. The acquired data sets were coregistered using the MIM image fusion software module and then were imported into the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System (Multiplan 4...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421461/the-role-of-tumor-board-conferences-in-neuro-oncology-a-nationwide-provider-survey
#15
REVIEW
James Snyder, Lonni Schultz, Tobias Walbert
The tumor board or multidisciplinary cancer meeting (MCM) is the foundation of high value multidisciplinary oncology care, coordinating teams of specialists. Little is known on how these meetings are implemented in Neuro-oncology. Benefits of MCMs include coordination, direction for complicated cases, education, and a forum for communication, emerging technology, and clinical trials. This study identifies participation and utilization of neuro-oncology MCMs. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was dispersed through an internet questionnaire...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419284/laser-thermal-ablation-for-metastases-failing-radiosurgery-a-multicentered-retrospective-study
#16
Tafadzwa L Chaunzwa, Di Deng, Eric C Leuthardt, Stephen B Tatter, Alireda M Mohammadi, Gene H Barnett, Veronica L Chiang
BACKGROUND: Radiosurgical failure following stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases can be attributed to tumor regrowth or radiation necrosis. MRI-guided laser thermal ablation (LTA) therapy has emerged as an option for treatment; however, previous literature demonstrates variable results across centers. OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes of LTA in the treatment of metastases failing radiosurgery across multiple centers and to determine if any treatment factors are predictive of outcome...
April 13, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410530/metformin-attenuated-endotoxin-induced-acute-myocarditis-via-activating-ampk
#17
Gang Liu, Kejia Wu, Li Zhang, Jie Dai, Wei Huang, Ling Lin, Pu Ge, Fuling Luo, Han Lei
Metformin is a widely used anti-diabetic drug and increasing evidence suggests that metformin have profound cardioprotective effects under both diabetic and non-diabetic situations. The protective benefits of metformin have been proved in diabetic patients with cardiovascular complications and in experimental animals with myocardial infarction and cardiac hypertrophy. In the present study, we found that treatment with metformin inhibited the cardiac expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in endotoxin-challenged mice...
April 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409338/fluorine-18-labeling-of-the-her2-targeting-single-domain-antibody-2rs15d-using-a-residualizing-label-and-preclinical-evaluation
#18
Zhengyuan Zhou, Ganesan Vaidyanathan, Darryl McDougald, Choong Mo Kang, Irina Balyasnikova, Nick Devoogdt, Angeline N Ta, Brian R McNaughton, Michael R Zalutsky
PURPOSE: Our previous studies with F-18-labeled anti-HER2 single-domain antibodies (sdAbs) utilized 5F7, which binds to the same epitope on HER2 as trastuzumab, complicating its use for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of patients undergoing trastuzumab therapy. On the other hand, sdAb 2Rs15d binds to a different epitope on HER2 and thus might be a preferable vector for imaging in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tumor targeting of F-18 -labeled 2Rs15d in HER2-expressing breast carcinoma cells and xenografts...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407299/effects-of-ultraviolet-radiation-on-glioma-systematic-review
#19
Savva Pronin, Chan Hee Koh, Mark Hughes
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most aggressive primary brain tumour. Treatment is largely palliative, with current strategies unable to prevent inevitable tumour recurrence. Implantable micro-electromechanical systems are becoming more feasible for the management of several human diseases. These systems may have a role in detecting tumour recurrence and delivering localised therapies. One potential therapeutic tool is ultraviolet (UV) light. This systematic review assesses the effects of UV light on glioma cells...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405535/signet-cell-in-the-brain-a-case-report-of-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-the-presenting-feature-of-gastric-signet-cell-cancer
#20
Saeed Ali, Muhammad Talha Khan, Evgeny A Idrisov, Aadil Maqsood, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, Khalid Abusaada
Malignant infiltration of pia and arachnoid mater, referred to as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC), is a rare complication of gastric carcinoma. The most common underlying malignancy in patients with LMC are leukemia, breast cancer, lymphoma, and lung cancer. We report a case of gastric adenocarcinoma that presented with LMC in the absence of overt gastrointestinal signs or symptoms. A 56-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the hospital with a three-week history of intermittent headaches and visual blurring...
March 7, 2017: Curēus
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