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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941523/a-review-of-visual-and-oculomotor-outcomes-in-children-with-posterior-fossa-tumors
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Crandall E Peeler
Tumors of the posterior fossa represent the most common solid malignancy of childhood and can affect the visual system in several ways. This article outlines the relevant visual anatomy affected by these tumors and reviews the visual and oculomotor outcomes associated with the following 3 most common tumor types-medulloblastoma, juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, and ependymoma. The available data suggest that the rate of permanent vision loss is low (5.9%-8.3%), with patients having juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma demonstrating the best outcomes...
May 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935546/fluorescein-guided-resection-of-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-results-from-a-preliminary-multicentric-retrospective-study
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Francesco Acerbi, Claudio Cavallo, Karl-Michael Schebesch, Mehmet Osman Akcakaya, Camilla de Laurentis, Mustafa Kemal Hamamcioglu, Morgan Broggi, Alexander Brawanski, Jacopo Falco, Roberto Cordella, Paolo Ferroli, Telat Kiris, Julius Höhne
INTRODUCTION: IMSCTs are rare heterogenous lesions usually enhancing at pre-operative MRI, due to a damaged BBB. SF is a dye that accumulates in areas of the CNS with a damaged BBB. Given the pattern of MRI contrast-enhancement of the majority of IMSCTs, the use of this fluorescent tracer could improve tumor visualization and quality of resection. In this paper, we present the first experience on the application of fluorescein-guided technique for surgical removal of IMSCTs. METHODS: 11 patients (6 males, 5 females, mean age 50...
September 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928859/idh1-r132h-mutation-is-accompanied-with-malignant-progression-of-paired-primary-recurrent-astrocytic-tumours
#3
Luyan Mu, Wanzhen Xu, Qingla Li, Haitao Ge, Hongbo Bao, Songsong Xia, Jingjing Ji, Jie Jiang, Yuwen Song, Qiang Gao
IDH1 R132H mutation is an important marker of survival in patients with gliomas. Although there are many changes of genes in tumour malignant progression, IDH1 R132H mutation status in glioma progression remained unclear. Here, an in-depth characterization of IDH1 R132H mutations were assessed by immunohistochemistry in 55 paired primary-recurrent astrocytomas tissues, including 5 paired primary pilocytic astrocytoma (pPA, WHO grade I), 35 paired primary low grade astrocytoma (pLGA, WHO grade II and III) and 15 paired primary high grade astrocytoma (pHGA/ Glioblastoma, WHO grade IV)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928820/management-of-supratentorial-recurrent-low-grade-glioma-a-multidisciplinary-experience-in-35-adult-patients
#4
Julien Spitaels, Daniel Devriendt, Niloufar Sadeghi, Sylvie Luce, Olivier De Witte, Serge Goldman, Christian Mélot, Florence Lefranc
The management of recurrent diffuse low-grade gliomas (LGGs) is controversial. In the present study, the multidisciplinary management of 35 patients with recurrent LGGs was retrospectively analyzed. Tumor progression or recurrence was defined by clinical, radiological and/or metabolic pejorative evolution. All patients were regularly followed up by a multidisciplinary neuro-oncological group at Hôpital Erasme. Patients with histologically confirmed supratentorial LGGs (7 astrocytoma, 22 oligodendrogliomas and 6 oligoastrocytomas) who had undergone surgery between August 2004 and November 2010 were included...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927109/disease-progression-patterns-of-bevacizumab-responders-with-recurrent-malignant-gliomas
#5
Ju-Hwi Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Eu Chang Hwang, Sung-Hoon Jung, Shin Jung, In-Young Kim, Woo-Youl Jang, Kyung-Sub Moon, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
Tumor progression in patients with recurrent malignant glioma who respond to bevacizumab (BEV) is difficult to assess. The current study reviewed the clinical and radiological results of patients following a BEV-based chemotherapy regimen, and evaluated disease progression patterns in patients who responded to BEV therapy. From August 2011 to November 2015, 24 patients (18 glioblastoma cases and 6 anaplastic astrocytoma cases) were treated with BEV-based chemotherapy. In total, 6 patients were treated with BEV alone and 18 patients were treated with BEV combined with irinotecan...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924174/gene-expression-meta-analysis-in-diffuse-low-grade-glioma-and-the-corresponding-histological-subtypes
#6
Siqi Wang, Feng Jin, Wenliang Fan, Fang Liu, Yan Zou, Xuehan Hu, Haibo Xu, Ping Han
Diffuse low-grade glioma (DLGG) is a well-differentiated, slow-growing tumour with an inherent tendency to progress to high-grade glioma. The potential roles of genetic alterations in DLGG development have not yet been fully delineated. Therefore, the current study performed an integrated gene expression meta-analysis of eight independent, publicly available microarray datasets including 291 DLGGs and 83 non-glioma (NG) samples to identify gene expression signatures associated with DLGG. Using INMEX, 708 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) (385 upregulated and 323 downregulated genes) were identified in DLGG compared to NG...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919136/pilocytic-astrocytoma-mimicking-cavernous-angioma-imaging-features-and-histological-characteristics
#7
M Gaha, F Bouzayen, Y Limam, M Mokni, H Jemni-Gharbi, K Tlili-Graiess
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) commonly occurs during the first two decades of life. Typical locations include cerebellum, optic nerve, optic chiasm/hypothalamus and brainstem. PA should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with brain tumors manifesting with hemorrhagic onset. We report a case of a hemorrhagic onset of cerebellar PA in a young adult with imaging findings mimicking cavernous angioma. We also discuss imaging features and histological characteristics with a focus on the etiology of the hemorrhagic onset...
September 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913704/impact-of-etiology-age-and-gender-on-onset-and-severity-of-hyponatremia-in-patients-with-hypopituitarism-retrospective-analysis-in-a-specialised-endocrine-unit
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Dragana Miljic, Mirjana Doknic, Marko Stojanovic, Marina Nikolic-Djurovic, Milan Petakov, Vera Popovic, Sandra Pekic
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia can unmask hypopituitarism and secondary adrenal insufficiency. This is important, since the need to screen for steroid deficiency, in patients with hyponatremia is often neglected. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, twenty-five patients (13f/12m, age 58.9 ± 18.6 years) with hyponatremia (119.7 ± 10.5 mmol/L) were identified among 260 in-patients treated for hypopituitarism in our specialized endocrine unit, over the last decade...
September 14, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913566/adar-rna-editing-in-human-disease-more-to-it-than-meets-the-i
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Angela Gallo, Dragana Vukic, David Michalík, Mary A O'Connell, Liam P Keegan
We review the structures and functions of ADARs and their involvements in human diseases. ADAR1 is widely expressed, particularly in the myeloid component of the blood system, and plays a prominent role in promiscuous editing of long dsRNA. Missense mutations that change ADAR1 residues and reduce RNA editing activity cause Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome, a childhood encephalitis and interferonopathy that mimics viral infection and resembles an extreme form of Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE). In Adar1 mouse mutant models aberrant interferon expression is prevented by eliminating interferon activation signaling from cytoplasmic dsRNA sensors, indicating that unedited cytoplasmic dsRNA drives the immune induction...
September 14, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901452/screening-critical-genes-associated-with-malignant-glioma-using-bioinformatics-analysis
#10
Yonggang Xu, Jie Wang, Yanbin Xu, Hong Xiao, Jianhua Li, Zhi Wang
Malignant gliomas are high‑grade gliomas, which are derived from glial cells in the spine or brain. To examine the mechanisms underlying malignant gliomas in the present study, the expression profile of GSE54004, which included 12 grade II astrocytomas, 33 grade III astrocytomas and 98 grade IV astrocytomas, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus. Using the Limma package in R, the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in grade III, vs. grade II astrocytoma, grade IV, vs. grade II astrocytoma, and grade IV, vs...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901379/eya2-overexpression-promotes-the-invasion-of-human-astrocytoma-through-the-regulation-of-erk-mmp9-signaling
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Zhifeng Wen, Chuansheng Liang, Qichen Pan, Yunjie Wang
The overexpression of eyes absent (Eya) 2 has been found in several human cancers. However, its biological roles and clinical significance in human astrocytoma have not yet been explored. This study investigated the clinical significance and biological roles of Eya2 in human astrocytoma tissues and cell lines. Using immunohistochemistry, we found Eya2 overexpression in 33 out of 90 (36.7%) astrocytoma specimens. The rate of Eya2 overexpression was higher in grade III-IV (48.1%) than in grade Ⅰ+Ⅱ astrocytomas (21...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900612/coexistence-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-brain-tumor-an-uncommon-diagnostic-challenge
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Fatemeh Abrishamchi, Fariborz Khorvash
Nonneoplastic demyelinating processes of the brain with mass effect on magnetic resonance imaging can cause diagnostic difficulties. It requires differential diagnosis between the tumefactive demyelinating lesion and the coexistence of neoplasm. We document the case of 41-year-old woman with clinical and radiological findings suggestive of multiple sclerosis. Additional investigations confirmed the coexistence of astrocytoma. This report emphasizes the importance of considering brain tumors in the differential diagnosis of primary demyelinating disease presenting with a cerebral mass lesion...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899410/nucleolar-and-spindle-associated-protein-1-promotes-the-aggressiveness-of-astrocytoma-by-activating-the-hedgehog-signaling-pathway
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Xianqiu Wu, Benke Xu, Chao Yang, Wentao Wang, Dequan Zhong, Zhan Zhao, Longshuang He, Yuanjun Hu, Lili Jiang, Jun Li, Libing Song, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of human astrocytoma is poor, and the molecular alterations underlying its pathogenesis still needed to be elucidated. Nucleolar and spindle associated protein 1 (NUSAP1) was observed in several types of cancers, but its role in astrocytoma remained unknown. METHODS: The expression of NUSAP1 in astrocytoma cell lines and tissues were measured with western blotting and Real-Time PCR. Two hundred and twenty-one astrocytoma tissue samples were analyzed by immunochemistry to demonstrate the correlation between the NUSAP1 expression and clinicopathological characteristics...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891967/ginsenoside-rg3-prevents-oxidative-stress-induced-astrocytic-senescence-and-ameliorates-senescence-paracrine-effects-on-glioblastoma
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Jingang Hou, Sunchang Kim, Changkeun Sung, Chulhee Choi
Senescent astrocytes in aging brain express senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) and link with increased brain aging and its related diseases. In order to determine whether ginsenosides ameliorate the astrocytic senescence in vitro, human astrocytic CRT cells and primary rat astrocytes were used in the present study. Ginsenosides Rg1, Re, Rb1 and Rg3 (5 μg/mL) could effectively prevent the astrocytic senescence induced by H₂O₂ exposure. However, these ginsenosides did not reverse the astrocytic senescence...
September 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888335/dramatic-relapse-of-seizures-after-everolimus-withdrawal
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Alessia Mingarelli, Aglaia Vignoli, Francesca La Briola, Angela Peron, Lucio Giordano, Giuseppe Banderali, Maria Paola Canevini
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant multisystemic disorder caused by deregulation of the mTOR pathway, and represents one of the leading genetic causes of epilepsy. mTOR inhibitors (Sirolimus and Everolimus) are currently approved only for the treatment of growing subependymal giant cell astrocytomas, renal angiomyolipomas and lymphangioleiomyomatosis in TSC. However, preclinical and clinical evidence supports their potential role in effectively treating TSC-associated epilepsy, but no consensus on its use in seizures has been reached yet and there are few data on epilepsy outcome after the suspension of mTOR inhibitors treatment...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885262/if-it-is-not-a-glioblastoma-then-what-is-it-a-differential-diagnostic-review
#16
Murat Gokden
As its historical name glioblastoma multiforme implies, glioblastoma is a histologically diverse, World Health Organization grade IV astrocytic neoplasm. In spite of its simple definition of presence of vascular proliferation and/or necrosis in a diffuse astrocytoma, the wide variety of cytohistomorphologic appearances overlap with many other neoplastic or non-neoplastic lesions. Here, after a brief review of glioblastoma is provided, the differential diagnostic possibilities with an emphasis on mimics and pitfalls are discussed...
September 6, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885120/threshold-of-the-extent-of-resection-for-who-grade-iii-gliomas-retrospective-volumetric-analysis-of-122-cases-using-intraoperative-mri
#17
Yu Fujii, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Takashi Maruyama, Masayuki Nitta, Taiichi Saito, Soko Ikuta, Hiroshi Iseki, Kazuhiro Hongo, Takakazu Kawamata
OBJECTIVE WHO Grade III gliomas are relatively rare and treated with multiple modalities such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The impact of the extent of resection (EOR) on improving survival in patients with this tumor type is unclear. Moreover, because of the heterogeneous radiological appearance of Grade III gliomas, the MRI sequence that best correlates with tumor volume is unknown. In the present retrospective study, the authors evaluated the prognostic significance of EOR. METHODS Clinical and radiological data from 122 patients with newly diagnosed WHO Grade III gliomas who had undergone intraoperative MRI-guided resection at a single institution between March 2000 and December 2011 were analyzed retrospectively...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882604/-contribution-of-temozolomide-chemotherapy-for-intramedullary-grade-ii-spinal-cord-astrocytomas-in-adults-our-experience
#18
E Chaskis, V Minichini, S Luce, D Devriendt, S Goldman, O De Witte, N Sadeghi, F Lefranc
INTRODUCTION: Grade II intramedullary astrocytomas are rare tumors. Despite a well-defined role of adjuvant temozolomide chemotherapy for brain gliomas, the contribution of this therapy for intramedullary gliomas is not yet clearly defined. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 5 adult patients treated with temozolomide between 2008 and 2015 for a grade II intramedullary astrocytoma with progression after surgery. RESULTS: Five patients from 19 to 70 years of age (median, 37years) underwent a second surgery for the progression of a grade II intramedullary astrocytoma (median progression-free survival 26months [8-90])...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881745/whole-tumor-rna-sequencing-and-deconvolution-reveal-a-clinically-prognostic-pten-pi3k-regulated-glioma-transcriptional-signature
#19
Yuan Pan, Erin C Bush, Joseph A Toonen, Yu Ma, Anne C Solga, Peter A Sims, David H Gutmann
The concept that solid tumors are maintained by a productive interplay between neoplastic and non-neoplastic elements has gained traction with the demonstration that stromal fibroblasts and immune system cells dictate cancer development and progression. While less studied, brain tumor (glioma) biology is likewise influenced by non-neoplastic immune system cells (macrophages and microglia) which interact with neoplastic glioma cells to create a unique physiological state (glioma ecosystem) distinct from that found in the normal tissue...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880959/correction-a-new-gtf2i-braf-fusion-mediating-mapk-pathway-activation-in-pilocytic-astrocytoma
#20
Tajana Tešan Tomić, Josefin Olausson, Annica Wilzén, Magnus Sabel, Katarina Truvé, Helene Sjögren, Sándor Dósa, Magnus Tisell, Birgitta Lannering, Fredrik Enlund, Tommy Martinsson, Pierre Åman, Frida Abel
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175638.].
2017: PloS One
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