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Feyce Peralta, Sarah Devroe
Unintentional dural puncture followed by postdural puncture headache is a well-known complication following neuraxial labor analgesia. Risk factors for the development of postdural puncture headache may be related to the patient's history and characteristics, the neuraxial technique, and obstetrical events. The diagnosis of postdural puncture headache is usually made depending on the clinical presentation (orthostatic headache after a neuraxial procedure). Occasionally, neuroimaging and neurological consultation are warranted...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623411/-i-am-not-afraid-of-death-a-survey-on-preferences-concerning-neurosurgical-interventions-among-patients-over-75-years
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Claudia Unterhofer, Wing Mann Ho, Katrin Wittlinger, Claudius Thomé, Martin Ortler
INTRODUCTION: Treatment decisions in elderly patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are mainly determined by trauma severity and patient age. The aim of this study was to explore personal preferences of potential patients regarding life-prolonging neurosurgical interventions by interviewing ambulatory, autonomous elderly people. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients older than 75 years frequenting the outpatient clinic of the Department of Neurosurgery were interviewed about their attitudes regarding the hypothetical case of an 81-year-old patient with TBI and a space-occupying acute subdural hematoma (aSDH) using a 21-point questionnaire...
June 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623115/association-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-and-intracranial-hypotension-review-of-3-cases
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Leen Sinnaeve, Ludo Vanopdenbosch, Koen Paemeleire
Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare complication of intracranial hypotension. We describe 3 cases in which this phenomenon occurred, as a result of a lumbar puncture or due to a spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak. We emphasize the importance of early detection of the intracranial hypotension syndrome, the most common clinical manifestation being orthostatic headache. It is not an innocent condition as it is associated with other potential complications such as subdural hygroma/hematoma, cranial nerve palsies, cerebellar tonsillar descent, and even brainstem manifestations...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618921/surgical-evacuation-of-acute-subdural-hematoma-in-octogenarians-a-ten-year-experience-from-a-single-trauma-centerfunding
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Michael J McGinity, Joel E Michalek, Jesse S Rodriguez, John R Floyd
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients presenting with an acute subdural hematoma (aSDH) have historically had unfavorable outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patient records from 2005 through 2015 that were ≥80 years of age and underwent surgical evacuation of aSDH. RESULTS: Thirty-four patients met inclusion criteria, with a mean age of 84 years (range 80-91). Glascow Outcome Scale (GOS) of 4-5 was deemed a good outcome and a GOS 1-3 was deemed to be a poor outcome...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616619/a-case-of-late-diagnosis-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-following-spinal-anesthesia
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Ali Aygun, Hava Semra Vuran, Nurhak Aksut, Yunus Karaca, Ozgur Tatli
Intracranial subdural hematoma developing following spinal anesthesia is a rare but serious complication. We describe a case of subdural hematoma developing following spinal anesthesia and diagnosed late. A female patient receiving spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery 45 days prior to arrival at the emergency department presented to our hospital with non-severe headache persisting for 45 days after discharge. Computerized tomography (CT) of the brain performed due to long-term persisting headache resistant to medical treatment and a history of spinal intervention revealed a hypodense chronic subdural hematoma in the left frontoparietal area and a shift from left to right in midline structures...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601873/disappearance-of-the-hemorrhagic-component-of-the-frontal-contusion-possibly-due-to-redistribution-of-the-hematoma-within-the-subarachnoid-space-a-case-report
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Mohd Faheem, Manish Jaiswal, Bal Krishna Ojha, Anil Chandra, Sunil Kumar Singh, Chhitij Srivastava, Noor Us Saba
Posttraumatic hemorrhagic contusions are a common sequel of traumatic brain injuries. They occur in around 8% of all traumatic brain injuries. Spontaneous resolution of acute subdural and acute extradural hematomas, although rare, is a recognized entity, but spontaneous resolution of the hemorrhagic component of a contusion within 24 h has not been reported in the literature. We present a patient in whom the hemorrhagic component of her contusion resolved spontaneously over a period of 24 h after injury. The rarity of this case prompted us to this study...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588797/widespread-subdural-metastasis-from-breast-cancer-progressing-rapidly-with-cerebral-herniation-a-case-report
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Yoshiko Okita, Norikazu Masuda, Makiko Mizutani, Yoshinori Kodama, Kiyoshi Mori, Masayuki Mano, Tomoyoshi Nakagawa, Shin Nakajima, Toshiyuki Fujinaka
We herein present the case of a 49-year-old female patient presenting with nausea and headache. The patient's medical history included breast cancer with bone and lymph node metastasis. Computed tomography (CT) examination revealed a high-density lesion in the right subdural space, suggesting hematoma. During surgery planned for subdural hematoma drainage, an en plaque subdural yellowish-white tumor was identified, without hematoma. Histopathological examination revealed metastatic breast cancer. The patient was administered predonisolone and her neurological symptoms gradually recovered...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587999/liver-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-acquired-dysfibrinogenemia-who-presented-with-subdural-hematoma-a-case-report
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Sencan Acar, Gökhan Güngör, Murat Dayangaç, Reyhan Diz Küçükyaya, Yaman Tokat, Murat Akyıldız
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583162/steroids-in-chronic-subdural-hematomas-sucre-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pierre-Louis Henaux, Pierre-Jean Le Reste, Bruno Laviolle, Xavier Morandi
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurological pathology, especially in older patients. The actual "gold standard" of treatment is surgical evacuation, with various techniques used across neurosurgical teams. Over the years, there has been growing evidence that inflammatory processes play a major role in the pathogenesis of CSDH. In that context, the use of corticosteroids has been proposed alone or as an adjuvant treatment to surgery. However, this practice remains very empirical and there is a need for high-quality-of-evidence studies to clarify the role of corticosteroids in the management of CSDH...
June 5, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582688/a-simplified-pressure-adjustment-clinical-pathway-for-programmable-valves-in-nph-patients
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Tracy S Ma, Nikhil Sharma, M Sean Grady
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to provide a clinical pathway for shunt valve adjustment in the treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) patients. PATIENT AND METHODS: The authors conducted a single-center retrospective study of 102 patients (mean age 74 years, 66 men, 36 women) diagnosed with NPH. In all cases, a Medtronic Strata Adjustable Pressure valve set initially at 1.5 was implanted. Outcome was based on the clinical status of the patient at the last contact point with the senior author...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578110/effects-of-dexamethasone-in-the-treatment-of-recurrent-chronic-subdural-hematoma
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Yu Zhang, Shiping Chen, Yangchun Xiao, Wenhua Tang
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is not rare. Some studies have demonstrated the role of dexamethasone in the medical management of chronic subdural hematoma. However, no systematic study in the treatment of recurrent CSDH has been published. The aim of our study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of dexamethasone in patients with recurrent CSDH. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of consecutive patients from July 2010 to September 2014...
May 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577905/influence-of-rapidly-successive-head-impacts-on-brain-strain-in-the-vicinity-of-bridging-veins
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Brooklynn M Knowles, Samantha R MacGillivray, James A Newman, Christopher R Dennison
Acute subdural hematoma due to a bridging vein rupture is a devastating but rare injury. There has to date been no satisfactory biomechanical explanation for this infrequent but costly injury. We surmise that it may be associated with multiple head impacts. Though numerical models have been used to estimate vein strains in single impact events, none to date have examined the influence on localized brain strain of rapidly consecutive impacts. Using the Simulated Injury Monitor, we investigated the hypothesis that such double impacts can increase strain beyond that created by any single impact...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574318/pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-and-stroke
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Nickalus R Khan, Brittany D Fraser, Vincent Nguyen, Kenneth Moore, Scott Boop, Brandy N Vaughn, Paul Klimo
OBJECTIVE Despite established risk factors, abusive head trauma (AHT) continues to plague our communities. Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), depicted as areas of hypodensity on CT scans or diffusion restriction on MR images, is a well-known consequence of AHT, but its etiology remains elusive. The authors hypothesize that a CVA, in isolation or in conjunction with other intracranial injuries, compounds the severity of a child's injury, which in turn leads to greater health care utilization, including surgical services, and an increased risk of death...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560123/use-of-subdural-evacuating-port-system-following-open-craniotomy-with-excision-of-native-dura-and-membranes-for-management-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma
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Tene Cage, Ashley Bach, Michael W McDermott
An 86-year-old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit with a chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) and rapid onset of worsening neurological symptoms. She was taken to the operating room for a mini-craniotomy for evacuation of the CSDH including excision of the dura and CSDH membrane. Postoperatively, a subdural evacuation port system (SEPS) was integrated into the craniotomy site and left in place rather than a traditional subdural catheter drain to evacuate the subdural space postoperatively. The patient had a good recovery and improvement of symptoms after evacuation and remained clinically well after the SEPS was removed...
April 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559067/chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-women
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Kazuko Hotta, Takatoshi Sorimachi, Yumie Honda, Mitsunori Matsumae
OBJECTIVE: Gender differences in various diseases have recently been recognized as an important factor in the approach to more efficient preventive and therapeutic medicine. We clarified gender differences in the clinical characteristics of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) by comparing men and women with CSDH as there is a well-known male predominance in the prevalence of CSDH. METHODS: Clinical factors and computed tomography (CT) findings were retrospectively investigated in 490 consecutive patients admitted to our hospital between 2006 and 2015 who were diagnosed with CSDH...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552231/from-open-to-large-scale-randomized-cell-transplantation-trials-in-huntington-s-disease-lessons-from-the-multicentric-intracerebral-grafting-in-huntington-s-disease-trial-mig-hd-and-previous-pilot-studies
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Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi
Fifty-one patients from open-label pilot trials have been transplanted in Huntington's disease (HD) using human fetal cells; clinical data and follow-up are available in 30 of them. These open-label studies were mostly designed for safety and feasibility. However, signs of long-term efficacy have been reported in 4 out of 30 patients, differences in tissue preparation, surgical procedure, patients characteristics, immunosuppression regimens, clinical, and imaging assessments, makes it difficult to define the optimal procedure for future trials...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552143/spinal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-aneurysms
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Tanmoy K Maiti, Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda
Spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a rare disease. Spinal aneurysms are even rarer and mostly undetected unless they rupture and become symptomatic. In this chapter we aim to review the available literature about spinal subarachnoid hematoma with special emphasis on spinal aneurysms. As most reports of spinal aneurysms describe a single case or a small case series, the diagnostic algorithm is often lacking. The outcome is also different based on the etiologies; therefore management strategy must be individualized...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551409/the-crumple-zone-hypothesis-association-of-frontal-sinus-volume-and-cerebral-injury-after-craniofacial-trauma
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Stephen S Cai, Corey Mossop, Silviu C Diaconu, David S Hersh, Sara AlFadil, Yvonne M Rasko, Michael R Christy, Michael P Granta, Arthur J Nam
PURPOSE: The paranasal sinuses are complex anatomical structures of unknown significance. One hypothesis theorizes that the sinuses, in the event of a traumatic injury, function as a crumple zone to distribute and absorb energy to protect the brain and other critical structures. The current study investigates the association between frontal sinus (FS) volume and the severity of cerebral insults following craniofacial trauma. METHODS: All patients with FS fracture admitted to a level 1 trauma center from 2011 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540126/neurological-complications-of-lumbar-and-cervical-dural-punctures-with-a-focus-on-epidural-injections
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Various types of lumbar dural punctures may contribute to neurological injury. The etiologies of dural injury include; inadvertent dural punctures due to epidurals placed for labor anesthesia, epidural steroid injections (ESI/transforaminal TESI; approximately 9 million ESI performed in the US per year), deliberate placement of intradural pain devices, and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas. Resulting neurological complications may include; spinal headaches/intracranial hypotension, subdural hematomas, and 6(th) nerve cranial palsies...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538330/simultaneous-surgical-decompression-of-bilateral-subdural-hematoma-and-an-administration-of-epidural-blood-patch-for-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension
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Ramamani Mariappan, Amitav Philip, Edmond J Gandham, Krishnaprabhu Raju
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
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