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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319421/detection-of-subclinical-vitamin-k-deficiency-in-neurosurgery-with-pivka-ii
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Sofia Dahlberg, Caroline Ulfsdotter Nilsson, Thomas Kander, Ulf Schött
Vitamin K is known for supporting the carboxylation of hepatic coagulation proteins. Levels of proteins induced by vitamin K absence for factor II (PIVKA-II) reflect hypocarboxylated prothrombin and can be used to detect subclinical vitamin K deficiency. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of perioperative subclinical vitamin K deficiency among neurosurgical patients using PIVKA-II and investigate the existence of any correlation to standard coagulation assays. Also, the antitumor effects of vitamin K were reviewed...
March 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317871/insights-into-molecular-therapy-of-glioma-current-challenges-and-next-generation-blueprint
#2
REVIEW
Y Rajesh, Ipsita Pal, Payel Banik, Sandipan Chakraborty, Sachin A Borkar, Goutam Dey, Ahona Mukherjee, Mahitosh Mandal
Glioma accounts for the majority of human brain tumors. With prevailing treatment regimens, the patients have poor survival rates. In spite of current development in mainstream glioma therapy, a cure for glioma appears to be out of reach. The infiltrative nature of glioma and acquired resistance substancially restrict the therapeutic options. Better elucidation of the complicated pathobiology of glioma and proteogenomic characterization might eventually open novel avenues for the design of more sophisticated and effective combination regimens...
March 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297689/-a-case-of-subcortical-intracerebral-hemorrhage-caused-by-underlying-oligodendroglioma-diagnosed-through-long-term-follow-up
#3
Masamune Kidoguchi, Makoto Isozaki, Satoshi Hirose, Ryuhei Kitai, Ken-Ichiro Kikuta
We report on a case of an oligodendroglioma that caused intracerebral hemorrhage, which was diagnosed by long-term follow-up. An 82-year-old man with underlying hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presented with weakness in the right upper extremity. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)showed intracerebral hemorrhage and focal brain edema. Since there was a discrepancy between hematoma and focal brain edema, we first diagnosed cardiogenic cerebral embolism. Six months later, MRI results showed an improvement of the brain edema; however, the lesion developed after a year...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297687/-a-rare-case-of-cerebellar-hemangioblastoma-causing-taste-disorder
#4
Hiroko Nakashiro, Masatou Kawashima, Fumitaka Yoshioka, Yukiko Nakahara, Yukinori Takase, Atsushi Ogata, Shoko Shimokawa, Jun Masuoka, Tatsuya Abe, Toshio Matsushima
Taste(gustation)is one of the five senses, and comprises the types: sweet, bitter, salty, sour, and umami. Taste disorders, such as dysgeusia and parageusia, are classified into 2 types: those with peripheral origin and those with central origin. The peripheral origin-type taste disorder is caused by zinc deficiency, mouth dryness, a side effect of radiotherapy or complication of systemic diseases such as, diabetes, hepatopathy, and nephropathy. The central origin-type taste disorder is reported to be caused due to demyelinating disease, pontine hemorrhage, pontine infarction, and thalamic infarction; it is very rarely caused by a brain tumor...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293736/5ala-in-pediatric-brain-tumors-is-not-routinely-beneficial
#5
Jonathan Roth, Shlomi Constantini
PURPOSE: Over recent years, 5-aminoluvolinic acid (5ALA) has been increasingly used for resection guidance in adult high-grade gliomas. However, amongst pediatric patients, publication of intraoperative fluorescence has been limited, with inconsistent outcomes. We describe our experience and intraoperative finding amongst children with various brain tumors that were given 5ALA prior to tumor resection. METHODS: Since October 2014, data regarding intraoperative findings amongst children that received 5ALA prior to tumor resection were prospectively collected...
March 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291428/the-durability-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts-in-children-with-hydrocephalus-following-posterior-fossa-tumor-resection-a-systematic-review-and-time-to-failure-analysis
#6
Michael C Dewan, Jaims Lim, Chevis N Shannon, John C Wellons
OBJECTIVE Up to one-third of patients with a posterior fossa brain tumor (PFBT) will experience persistent hydrocephalus mandating permanent CSF diversion. The optimal hydrocephalus treatment modality is unknown; the authors sought to compare the durability between endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) therapy in the pediatric population. METHODS The authors conducted a systematic review of articles indexed in PubMed between 1986 and 2016 describing ETV and/or VPS treatment success/failure and time-to-failure rate in patients < 19 years of age with hydrocephalus related to a PFBT...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290769/sequencing-brain-metastases-and-opportunities-for-targeted-therapies
#7
Ugonma N Chukwueke, Priscilla K Brastianos
CNS metastases have long been recognized as a common and late complication of systemic malignancies. They represent the most common tumor of the brain. As outcomes and overall survival improve with better tolerated and more durable responses from therapies for systemic cancers, the incidence and prevalence of brain metastases is likely to increase. Among the most common systemic cancers leading to brain metastases include lung, melanoma, breast (triple-negative histology) and renal cell cancers. To date, there has been infrequent involvement of gastrointestinal and gynecologic malignancies; however, this may also change, reflecting improvement in overall survival and therapeutic regimens...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263728/is-there-a-role-for-craniofacial-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-extensive-or-recurrent-head-and-neck-tumors-involving-the-cranial-base
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Chunyue Ma, Jun Li, Yi Shen, Yiqun Wu, Runjie Shi, Jian Sun
PURPOSE: Extensive or recurrent head and neck tumors involving the cranial base are extremely difficult to treat from a surgical perspective. The purposes of this study were to estimate and identify factors associated with overall survival after traditional craniofacial resection in these cases and to discuss the specific indications and treatment outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2014, a retrospective cohort study was performed with the analysis of patients diagnosed with extensive or recurrent head and neck tumors extending to the skull base...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257949/retractorless-surgery-for-third-ventricle-tumor-resection-through-the-transcallosal-approach
#9
Xiang Wang, Yan-Hui Liu, Qing Mao
OBJECTIVE: Resection of tumors of the third ventricle through the transcallosal-interforniceal approach presents a surgical challenge with potential serious postoperative neurological deficits and complications. Retraction injury of the deep brain tissue and veins is a possible reason. Here, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and value of retractorless surgery in third ventricle tumor resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Since 2014, a total of 31 patients with third ventricle tumors were operated in our institution...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255973/chondromyxoid-fibroma-of-the-skull-base-our-experience-with-an-elusive-disease
#10
Giancarlo D'Andrea, Alessandro Pesce, Guido Trasimeni, Venceslao Wierzbicki, Veronica Picotti, Alessandra Serraino, Riccardo Caruso
Chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF) is an extremely rare lesion of the skull base. This histologic type typically predilects metaphysis of the long bones. It is locally invasive/infiltrative, and this tendency is more concerning in the skull base, where a radical resection is often technically impossible because of the presence of vital neurovascular structures. We present a case of a 19-year-old woman who presented with a sudden onset of right facial weakness, progressively worsening to a severe disfiguring motor weakness...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249041/a-dangerous-liaison-leptin-and-spla2-iia-join-forces-to-induce-proliferation-and-migration-of-astrocytoma-cells
#11
Rubén Martín, Claudia Cordova, Beatriz Gutiérrez, Marita Hernández, María L Nieto
Glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of primary brain tumour, shows worse prognosis linked to diabetes or obesity persistence. These pathologies are chronic inflammatory conditions characterized by altered profiles of inflammatory mediators, including leptin and secreted phospholipase A2-IIA (sPLA2-IIA). Both proteins, in turn, display diverse pro-cancer properties in different cell types, including astrocytes. Herein, to understand the underlying relationship between obesity and brain tumors, we investigated the effect of leptin, alone or in combination with sPLA2-IIA on astrocytoma cell functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248256/integrated-proteomic-and-transcriptomic-based-approaches-to-identifying-signature-biomarkers-and-pathways-for-elucidation-of-daoy-and-uw228-subtypes
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Roger Higdon, Jessie Kala, Devan Wilkins, Julia Fangfei Yan, Manveen K Sethi, Liang Lin, Siqi Liu, Elizabeth Montague, Imre Janko, John Choiniere, Natali Kolker, William S Hancock, Eugene Kolker, Susan Fanayan
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. Patient survival has remained largely the same for the past 20 years, with therapies causing significant health, cognitive, behavioral and developmental complications for those who survive the tumor. In this study, we profiled the total transcriptome and proteome of two established MB cell lines, Daoy and UW228, using high-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) and label-free nano-LC-MS/MS-based quantitative proteomics, coupled with advanced pathway analysis...
February 3, 2017: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242865/metronomic-capecitabine-effectively-blocks-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-from-breast-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Michela Maur, Claudia Omarini, Federico Piacentini, Annalisa Fontana, Elisa Pettorelli, Stefano Cascinu
BACKGROUND Meningeal carcinomatosis is a rare complication in breast cancer patients. At present, there are no defined guidelines for its management. The efficacy of systemic treatment seems to depend on its ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier and its interaction with tumor vasculature. Metronomic chemotherapy is a known modality of drug administration able to inhibit tumor angiogenesis. CASE REPORT We present a case of symptomatic leptomeningeal carcinomatosis from breast cancer successfully treated with capecitabine...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236180/supraorbital-subfrontal-trans-laminar-endoscope-assisted-approach-for-tumors-of-the-posterior-third-ventricle
#14
Maurizio Iacoangeli, Roberto Colasanti, Domenic Esposito, Alessandro Di Rienzo, Lucia di Somma, Mauro Dobran, Maurizio Gladi, Massimo Scerrati
BACKGROUND: Different surgical approaches have been developed for dealing with third ventricle lesions, all aimed at obtaining a safe removal minimizing brain manipulation. The supraorbital subfrontal trans-lamina terminalis route, commonly employed only for the anterior third ventricle, could represent, in selected cases with endoscopic assistance, an alternative approach to posterior third ventricular lesions. METHODS: Seven patients underwent a supraorbital subfrontal trans-laminar endoscope-assisted approach to posterior third ventricle tumors (two craniopharyngiomas, one papillary tumor of the pineal region, one pineocytoma, two neurocytomas, one glioblastoma)...
February 24, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232151/intraoperative-visualization-of-subependymal-arteries-at-the-atrium-supplying-the-descending-motor-pathway
#15
Mitsuto Hanihara, Sumito Sato, Ichiyo Shibahara, Ryuta Saito, Masayuki Kanamori, Yukihiko Sonoda, Hiroyuki Kinouchi, Teiji Tominaga, Toshihiro Kumabe
OBJECTIVE: We previously disclosed that damage to the subependymal arteries (SEAs) caused by coagulation of the choroid plexus at the atrium, can result in infarction within the lateral posterior choroidal artery territory, followed by hemiparesis. The present study describes the intraoperative anatomical findings of the SEAs and choroid plexus at the atrium, those were verified only by a few cadaveric studies. METHODS: Locations of the SEA and descending motor pathway were determined with the neuronavigation system and subcortical electrical stimulation in 8 cases of periatrial brain tumor...
February 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213192/trans-frontal-sinus-subcranial-approach-to-olfactory-groove-meningiomas-surgical-results-clinical-and-functional-outcome-in-a-consecutive-series-of-21-patients
#16
Lina Raffaella Barzaghi, Alfio Spina, Filippo Gagliardi, Nicola Boari, Pietro Mortini
BACKGROUND: The trans-frontal-sinus-subcranial approach (TFSSA) allows for direct exposure and removal of olfactory groove meningiomas (OGMs), without any brain retraction. Compared to other skull base approaches (like fronto-orbito-basal, transbasal, subcranial, fronto-orbito-zygomatic and one-and-half approach), it could offer the same advantages but it is less invasive. OBJECT: We report the results in a series of 21 consecutive patients harboring OGMs and operated through TFSSA, in order to propose a viable alternative approach...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210908/updates-in-outcomes-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-in-acromegaly
#17
REVIEW
Monica Livia Gheorghiu
Purpose Treatment of acromegaly has undergone important progress in the last 20 years mainly due to the development of new medical options and advances in surgical techniques. Pituitary surgery is usually first-line therapy, and medical treatment is indicated for persistent disease, while radiation (RT) is often used as third-line therapy. The benefits of RT (tumor volume control and decreased hormonal secretion) are hampered by the long latency of the effect and the high risk of adverse effects. Stereotactic RT methods have been developed with the aim to provide more precise targeting of the tumor with better control of the radiation dose received by the adjacent brain structures...
February 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208914/enterobacter-meningitis-and-challenges-in-treatment
#18
Shaylika Chauhan, Jawad Noor, Balaji Yegneswaran, Hanish Kodali
Neurosurgical interventions are rarely associated with meningitis with a very low incidence rate ranging from 1.1% to 2.5%. Gram negative bacillary meningitis first described in the 1940's, previously uncommon has been increasing in the recent past associated with advanced age, immunosuppression and neurosurgery. Enterobacter meningitis though relatively uncommon is recently increasing in incidence and treatment is frequently complicated due to resistance to antibiotics making this a challenging, difficult to treat infection that may be associated with adverse clinical outcomes...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190444/management-of-neuro-oncologic-emergencies
#19
J T Jo, D Schiff
Patients with brain tumors and systemic malignancies are subject to diverse neurologic complications that require urgent evaluation and treatment. These neurologic conditions are commonly due to the tumor's direct effects on the nervous system, such as cerebral edema, increased intracranial pressure, seizures, spinal cord compression, and leptomeningeal metastases. In addition, neurologic complications can develop as a result of thrombocytopenia, coagulopathy, hyperviscosity syndromes, infection, immune-related disorders, and adverse effects of treatment...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180935/clinicopathological-features-and-microsurgical-outcomes-for-giant-pediatric-intracranial-tumor-in-60-consecutive-cases
#20
Ailing Guo, Vigneyshwar Suresh, Xianzhi Liu, Fuyou Guo
PURPOSE: Giant pediatric intracranial tumor (GPIT) remains to be a challenging disease with high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: The clinical data of 60 patients under 18 years of age operated on with GPIT (≥5 cm in diameter) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Gross total resection was achieved in 46 cases (77%) and subtotal resection was obtained in 14 cases (23%). Ninety percent (47/52) of the cases with obstructive hydrocephalus were resolved remarkably and only 10% (5/52) of the patients needed a ventriculoperitoneal shunt after tumor resection...
February 8, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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