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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820702/predictive-model-for-permanent-shunting-in-cryptococcal-meningitis
#1
Woralux Phusoongnern, Siriluck Anunnatsiri, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Amnat Kitkhuandee
Cryptococcal meningitis may have long-term morbidity and requires a permanent cerebrospinal fluid shunt. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors and create a predictive model for permanent shunt treatment in cryptococcal meningitis patients. This was a retrospective analytical study conducted at Khon Kaen University. The study period was from January 2005 to December 2015. We enrolled all adult patients diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis. Risk factors predictive for permanent shunting treatment were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression analysis...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815096/a-case-of-congenital-brainstem-oligodendroglioma-pathology-findings-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Stefan Kostadinov, Suzanne de la Monte
Congenital and perinatal primary brain neoplasms are extremely rare. Brainstem neoplasms in the perinatal and neonatal period are typically of high-grade nature and have poor prognoses with survival rates of less than 2 years from diagnosis. Herein, we report an unusual case of congenital anaplastic oligodendroglioma that arose in the pons and was detected as diffuse pontine glioma on in utero imaging studies during prenatal evaluation at 26 weeks' gestation. A male infant was delivered at 36.4 weeks of gestation via Cesarean section who developed progressive dyspnea shortly after birth...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812141/next-generation-of-ventricular-catheters-for-hydrocephalus-based-on-parametric-designs
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M Galarza, A Giménez, J M Amigó, M Schuhmann, R Gazzeri, U Thomale, J P McAllister
BACKGROUND: The flow pattern of the cerebrospinal fluid is probably the most important factor related to obstruction of ventricular catheters during the normal treatment of hydrocephalus. To better comprehend the flow pattern, we have carried out a parametric study via numerical models of ventricular catheters. In previous studies, the flow was studied under steady and, recently, in pulsatile boundary conditions by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in three-dimensional catheter models...
August 15, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799016/intraparenchymal-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-for-hydrocephalus-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-disorders
#4
Aswin Chari, Debayan Dasgupta, Alexander Smedley, Claudia Craven, Edward Dyson, Samir Matloob, Simon Thompson, Lewis Thorne, Ahmed K Toma, Laurence Watkins
BACKGROUND: Elective intraparenchymal intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is useful for the diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) disorders. This retrospective study analyzes median ICP and pulse amplitude (PA) recordings in neurosurgically naïve patients undergoing elective ICP monitoring for suspected CSF disorders. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively collated database of neurosurgically naïve patients undergoing elective ICP monitoring for suspected hydrocephalus and CSF disorders...
August 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797007/cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-of-pediatric-hydrocephalus
#5
David D Limbrick, Leandro Castaneyra-Ruiz, Roland H Han, Daniel Berger, James P McAllister, Diego M Morales
Hydrocephalus (HC) is a common, debilitating neurological condition that requires urgent clinical decision-making. At present, neurosurgeons rely heavily on a patient's history, physical examination findings, neuroimaging, and clinical judgment to make the diagnosis of HC or treatment failure (e.g., shunt malfunction). Unfortunately, these tools, even in combination, do not eliminate subjectivity in clinical decisions. In order to improve the management of infants and children with HC, there is an urgent need for new biomarkers to complement currently available tools and enable clinicians to confidently establish the diagnosis of HC, assess therapeutic efficacy/treatment failure, and evaluate current and future developmental challenges, so that every child has access to the resources they need to optimize their outcome and quality of life...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791479/using-external-lumbar-csf-drainage-to-treat-communicating-external-hydrocephalus-in-adult-patients-after-acute-traumatic-or-non-traumatic-brain-injury
#6
Romain Manet, Jean-François Payen, Romain Guerin, Orianne Martinez, Serge Hautefeuille, Gilles Francony, Laurent Gergelé
BACKGROUND: Despite various treatments to control intracranial pressure (ICP) after brain injury, patients may present a late onset of high ICP or a poor response to medications. External lumbar drainage (ELD) can be considered a therapeutic option if high ICP is due to communicating external hydrocephalus. We aimed at describing the efficacy and safety of ELD used in a cohort of traumatic or non-traumatic brain-injured patients. METHODS: In this multicentre retrospective analysis, patients had a delayed onset of high ICP after the initial injury and/or a poor response to ICP treatments...
August 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790215/-a-case-of-ruptured-distal-anterior-choroidal-artery-aneurysm-associated-with-a-twig-like-middle-cerebral-artery-treated-with-single-stage-aneurysm-clipping-and-sta-mca-double-anastomoses-in-the-acute-phase
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Toshimoto Seno, Kanehisa Kohno, Hideo Tanaka, Shinji Iwata, Shinya Fukumoto, Haruhisa Ichikawa, Noriyuki Fumoto, Akihiro Inoue, Saya Ozaki, Yawara Nakamura, Shohei Kohno, Shiro Ohue
We report the case of a patient who has progressed well over 5 years following single-stage aneurysm clipping and superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery(STA-MCA)double anastomoses in the acute phase, for a ruptured distal anterior choroidal artery(AChA)aneurysm accompanied by a twig-like MCA. The patient was a 49-year-old female who developed a sudden severe headache and disturbance of consciousness due to subarachnoid hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage(IVH). Cerebral angiography showed a right twig-like MCA associated with an abnormal vascular network and a ruptured aneurysm in the distal AChA...
August 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781856/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-hydrocephalus-in-a-patient-with-klippel-feil-syndrome-a-case-report
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Tomohisa Ishida, Takashi Inoue, Miki Fujimura, Yoshiteru Shimoda, Masayuki Ezura, Hiroshi Uenohara, Teiji Tominaga
A patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome presented with hydrocephalus secondary to intraventricular hemorrhage. Fusion of the cervical vertebrae may have impeded cerebrospinal fluid flow. Change in the properties of cerebrospinal fluid flow after hemorrhage may have induced noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy was effective for the treatment of hydrocephalus associated with Klippel-Feil syndrome.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777035/hydrocephalus-presenting-as-idiopathic-aqueductal-stenosis-with-subsequent-development-of-obstructive-tumor-report-of-2-cases-demonstrating-the-importance-of-serial-imaging
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Jarod L Roland, Richard L Price, Ashwin A Kamath, S Hassan Akbari, Eric C Leuthardt, Brandon A Miller, Matthew D Smyth
The authors describe 2 cases of triventricular hydrocephalus initially presenting as aqueductal stenosis that subsequently developed tumors of the pineal and tectal region. The first case resembled late-onset idiopathic aqueductal stenosis on serial imaging. Subsequent imaging revealed a new tumor in the pineal region causing mass effect on the midbrain. The second case presented in a more typical pattern of aqueductal stenosis during infancy. On delayed follow-up imaging, an enlarging tectal mass was discovered...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768486/lumbar-puncture-as-possible-cause-of-sudden-paradoxical-herniation-in-patient-with-previous-decompressive-craniectomy-report-of-two-cases
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Liang Shen, Sheng Qiu, Zhongzhou Su, Xudong Ma, Renfu Yan
BACKGROUND: Lumbar puncture is often used for the diagnosis and treatment of subarchnoid hemorrhage, infection of Cerebro-spinal Fluid (CSF), hydrocephalus in neurosurgery department patients. It is general that paradoxical herniation followed by lumbar puncture is quite rare in decompressive craniectomy cases; the related reports are very few. Moreover, most of the paradoxical herniation cases are chronic, which often occur weeks or even months after the lumbar puncture, to date, barely no reports on the acute onset paradoxical herniation have been found...
August 2, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765060/contemporary-management-and-surveillance-strategy-after-shunt-or-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-procedures-for-hydrocephalus
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REVIEW
M Burhan Janjua, Caitlin E Hoffman, Mark M Souweidane
The management of hydrocephalus can be challenging even in expert hands. Due to acute presentation, recurrence, accompanying complications, the need for urgent diagnosis; a robust management plan is an absolute necessity. We devised a novel time efficient surveillance strategy during emergency, and clinic follow up settings which has never been described in the literature. We searched all articles embracing management/surveillance protocol on pediatric hydrocephalus utilizing the terms "hydrocephalus follow up" or "surveillance protocol after hydrocephalus treatment"...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764615/cerebral-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-following-cyclophosphamide-treatment-a-case-report
#12
S Cooray, H Zhang, R Breen, G Carr-White, R Howard, M Cuadrado, D D'Cruz, G Sanna
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is a rare but catastrophic event in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we report a case of cerebral TB in a patient with lupus myocarditis and nephritis, following cyclophosphamide immunosuppression. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of cerebral TB in SLE in a non-endemic country. A 31-year-old female with SLE and a history of regular travel to Kenya presented to our centre with clinical features of acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with severe lupus myocarditis, and a renal biopsy also confirmed lupus nephritis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763887/-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-complicated-with-hydrocephalus
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B T Ma, H X Yin, H Wu, J B Chang, X Zhang, L Wang, X M Leng, W B Ma, Y N Li, R Z Wang, J J Wei
Objective: To investigate the pathogenesis and management of the hydrocephalus in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods: Eight cases of hospitalized lupus patients with hydrocephalus in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from Jan 1990 to Mar 2017 were analyzed retrospectively.We collected the patients' medical records including medical history, CT and/or MRI images and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid via lumbar puncture in order to investigate the pathogenesis of the hydrocephalus in patients with SLE and summarize treatment experience...
July 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761618/percutaneous-placement-of-the-peripheral-catheter-to-the-subclavian-vein-for-a-va-shunt
#14
Drosos Evangelos, Giakoumettis Dimitrios, Sfakianos Georgios, Eleftherakis Nikolaos, Papadopoulos Filippos, Themistocleous Marios
Hydrocephalus is a common neurosurgical pathology that affects people of all ages and especially the pediatric population. It can be very often a life threatening condition that pediatric neurosurgeons must deal with. Therefore a number of CSF diversion techniques have been established. The gold standard treatment currently is the placement of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Because of hydrocephalus being a lifelong condition, it is almost in daily practice dealing with cases of shunt failures for a number of reasons...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754644/subdural-fluid-collection-and-hydrocephalus-after-foramen-magnum-decompression-for-chiari-malformation-type-i-management-algorithm-of-a-rare-complication-case-report
#15
Zefferino Rossini, Davide Milani, Francesco Costa, Carlotta Castellani, Giovanni Lasio, Maurizio Fornari
BACKGROUND: Chiari Malformation Type I is a hindbrain abnormality characterized by cerebellar tonsils descent beneath the foramen magnum, frequently associated with symptoms or brainstem compression, impaired cerebrospinal fluid circulation and syringomyelia. Foramen magnum decompression represents the most common way of treatment. Rarely, subdural fluid collection and hydrocephalus represent postoperative adverse events. The treatment of this complication is still debated, and physicians sometimes are faced with the doubt of when undergoing diversion surgery and when more conservative managements...
July 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752202/pediatric-central-nervous-system-hemangioblastomas-different-from-adult-forms-a-retrospective-series-of-25-cases
#16
Jian Cheng, Wenke Liu, Xuhui Hui, Si Zhang, Yan Ju
BACKGROUND: Pediatric hemangioblastomas are rare, and the clinical features, timing of surgical intervention, optimal treatment, and clinical outcomes are still unclear. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all patients with CNS hemangioblastomas who were treated at West China Hospital from January 2003 to March 2015. Patients under the age of 16 years were included in the study. The medical records of these patients were reviewed and statistically analyzed...
July 27, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751444/pediatric-phase-1-trial-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-trebananib-in-relapsed-solid-tumors-advl1115-a-children-s-oncology-group-phase-1-consortium-report
#17
Sarah E S Leary, Julie R Park, Joel M Reid, Andrew T Ralya, Sylvain Baruchel, Bing Wu, Timothy P L Roberts, Xiaowei Liu, Charles G Minard, Elizabeth Fox, Brenda J Weigel, Susan Blaney
Trebananib is a first-in-class anti-angiogenic peptibody (peptide-Fc fusion protein) that inhibits Angiopoietin 1 and 2. A pediatric phase 1 trial was performed to define trebananib dose limiting toxicities (DLT), recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) and pharmacokinetics (PK).<br /><br />Experimental Design: Trebananib was administered by weekly infusion. Three dose levels (10, 15 or 30 mg/kg/dose) were evaluated using a rolling-six design. Part 2 evaluated a cohort of subjects with primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748803/serial-mri-scan-of-posterior-fossa-tumours-predict-patients-at-risk-of-developing-neurocognitive-impairment
#18
Ramadhan Othman, Kurdistan Gh Abdullah
Background: Brain tumours are the most common solid tumours in children. More than 50% of these tumours develop in the posterior cranial fossa. Long term survivors of posterior fossa tumours (PFT) suffer from neurocognitive and memory issues. We hypothesized that serial MRI scanning of brain would show differences in hippocampal and ACC volume change in PFT patients treated with and without chemo-radiotherapy. Material and Methods: Twelve patients (8 females and 4 males) underwent 76 serial MR imaging examinations before and during treatment for posterior fossa tumours...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746429/cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-options-for-posthemorrhagic-hydrocephalus-in-premature-neonates
#19
José Roberto Tude Melo, Rosane Klein Passos, Marcelo Liberato Coelho Mendes de Carvalho
Objective: The literature describes various cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage techniques to alleviate posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm newborns; however, consensus has not been reached. The scope of this study was describing a case series of premature neonates with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus and assessing the outcomes of different approaches used for CSF diversion. Methods: A consecutive review of the medical records of neonates with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus treated with CSF drainage was conducted...
July 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730252/morphological-imaging-and-surgical-aspects-in-a-complex-case-of-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Aida TincuŢa Petca, Simona Vlădăreanu, Dan Cristian Radu, Mihaela BoŢ, Costin Berceanu, Bogdan Stelian Mastalier Manolescu, Cosmin Medar, Răzvan Cosmin Petca
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare condition so there are relatively few and small case series and no prospective studies to provide clear guidelines regarding management. We report on a case that presents some particularities that further underline diagnostic and treatment difficulties posed by the affliction of such a rare tumor. This is the case of a 43-year-old woman who had a large tumor arising from the uterus, with a spectacular growth rate over a short period. The patient, with congenital spastic tetraparesis and hydrocephalus, came for belly enlargement with rapid increase in size over the previous two months...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
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