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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445126/clinical-features-and-surgical-treatment-of-sacral-schwannomas
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Weibo Pan, Zhan Wang, Nong Lin, Xin Huang, Meng Liu, Xiaobo Yan, Zhaoming Ye
BACKGROUND: Sacral schwannoma is relatively rare and both the early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of sacral schwannomas are equally very challenging. METHODS: 11 sacral schwannoma cases operated at the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, from 2012 to 2016, were investigated retrospectively and 10 were followed up. All patients were assessed with X-ray, CT and MRI, and underwent an intralesional excision. RESULTS: One patient was male, nine were female and the average age was 48 (ranging between 31 and 63)...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443989/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-procalcitonin-for-early-intracranial-infection-after-craniotomy
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Y Yu, H J Li
Intracranial infection is a common clinical complication after craniotomy. We aimed to explore the diagnostic and prognostic value of dynamic changing procalcitonin (PCT) in early intracranial infection after craniotomy. A prospective study was performed on 93 patients suspected of intracranial infection after craniotomy. Routine peripheral venous blood was collected on the day of admission, and C reactive protein (CRP) and PCT levels were measured. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was collected for routine biochemical, PCT and culture assessment...
April 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441632/emergency-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-first-seizure
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Kaisa Kotisaari, Pekka Virtanen, Nina Forss, Daniel Strbian, Filip Scheperjans
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of emergent imaging findings on head computed tomography (CT) in an adult population of first seizure (FS) patients presenting to an emergency department (ED); and to search for associations between clinical features and emergent imaging findings among these patients. METHODS: For this retrospective registry-based study, adult FS patients presenting to Helsinki University Hospital ED in 2006 were identified based on ICD-10 diagnosis...
April 17, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437812/infection-rate-in-1033-elective-neurosurgical-procedures-at-a-university-hospital-in-south-china
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Hongwei Zhu, Xiyao Liu, Zhanxiang Wang
Objective Infection following surgery is a serious complication, especially in neurosurgery. The aim of the study is to report the change of incidence rates of infection in patients undergoing elective neurosurgical procedures at a university hospital in South China as well as the risk factors. Material and Methods The medical records and postoperative courses for patients undergoing 1,033 neurosurgical procedures from 2008 to 2014 were reviewed retrospectively to determine the incidence of neurosurgical infection, the identity of the offending organisms, and the factors associated with infection...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429903/causes-of-interruptions-in-postoperative-enteral-nutrition-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jirong Qi, Zhuo Li, Yueshuang Cun, Xiaonan Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perioperative nutritional support has become a hot topic in the clinical management of congenital heart disease (CHD). Postoperative enteral nutrition (EN) offers many benefits, such as protection of the intestinal mucosa, reduced risk of infection, and low clinical costs. Interruptions in EN frequently influence nutritional support and clinical outcomes. We, therefore, aimed to determine the causes of interruptions in postoperative EN in CHD patients and discuss clinical counter measures...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427977/decompressive-craniectomy-in-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-case-control-study
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Yu Tung Lo, Angela An Qi See, Nicolas Kon Kam King
BACKGROUND: Decompressive craniectomy is performed to relieve intracranial pressure as an emergency procedure. There is no large study to systematically evaluate the benefit of decompressive craniectomy versus best medical therapy. This study evaluates the survival and long-term functional outcomes of decompressive craniectomy for spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS: A total of 54 eligible patients with spontaneous supratentorial hemorrhage (median age 55, IQR 47-64) who underwent decompressive craniectomy were retrospectively matched to 72 patients managed with best medical treatment (median age 58, IQR 32-74)...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423319/tam-receptors-are-not-required-for-zika-virus-infection-in-mice
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Andrew K Hastings, Laura J Yockey, Brett W Jagger, Jesse Hwang, Ryuta Uraki, Hallie F Gaitsch, Lindsay A Parnell, Bin Cao, Indira U Mysorekar, Carla V Rothlin, Erol Fikrig, Michael S Diamond, Akiko Iwasaki
Tyro3, Axl, and Mertk (TAM) receptors are candidate entry receptors for infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV), an emerging flavivirus of global public health concern. To investigate the requirement of TAM receptors for ZIKV infection, we used several routes of viral inoculation and compared viral replication in wild-type versus Axl(-/-), Mertk(-/-), Axl(-/-)Mertk(-/-), and Axl(-/-)Tyro3(-/-) mice in various organs. Pregnant and non-pregnant mice treated with interferon-α-receptor (IFNAR)-blocking (MAR1-5A3) antibody and infected subcutaneously with ZIKV showed no reliance on TAMs for infection...
April 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419015/an-unanticipated-complication-of-atopic-dermatitis
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Megan E MacGillivray, Loretta Fiorillo
An infant with a history of atopic dermatitis presented to the emergency department on 5 occasions with flulike symptoms. Eventually, this child presented with signs of infection and increased intracranial pressure: fever, bulging anterior fontanel, and leukocytosis. A computed tomography scan identified a large frontal lobe brain abscess. The abscess was surgically drained; culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. The initial source of the infected brain abscess was explored. Ultimately, it was thought to be secondary to impetiginized atopic dermatitis, an unusual but serious consequence of a common skin condition...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417489/management-of-septic-emboli-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis
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Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Phillip Hess, Brian Hoh, Meshka Anderson, Charles T Klodell, Thomas M Beaver
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Septic emboli (SE) associated with infectious endocarditis (IE) can result in splenic abscesses and infectious intracranial aneurysms (IIA). We investigated the impact of SE on patient outcomes following surgery for IE. METHOD: From January-2000 to October-2015, all patients with surgical IE (n = 437) were evaluated for incidence and management of SE. RESULTS: Overall SE was found in 46/437 (10.52%) patients (n = 17 spleen, 13 brain, and 16 both)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410693/clinical-and-radiological-spectrum-of-intracranial-tuberculosis-a-hospital-based-study-in-northeast-india
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Baiakmenlang Synmon, Marami Das, Ashok K Kayal, Munindra Goswami, Jogesh Sarma, Lakshya Basumatary, Suvorit Bhowmick
Central nervous system tuberculosis (TB) is the most severe extra pulmonary TB having a high mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To study the various clinical, biochemical, and radiological spectrum of intracranial TB. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Ninety-three patients were enrolled in this prospective study after ethical clearance and consent from August 2013 to May 2015. The entire clinical course with complications and predictors of mortality were assessed. RESULTS: 36 females (38...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400200/thalamic-dbs-with-a-constant-current-device-in-essential-tremor-a%C3%A2-controlled-clinical-trial
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Robert E Wharen, Michael S Okun, Barton L Guthrie, Ryan J Uitti, Paul Larson, Kelly Foote, Harrison Walker, Frederick J Marshall, Jason Schwalb, Blair Ford, Joseph Jankovic, Richard Simpson, Khashayar Dashtipour, Fenna Phibbs, Joseph S Neimat, R Malcolm Stewart, DeLea Peichel, Rajesh Pahwa, Jill L Ostrem
INTRODUCTION: This study of thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) investigated whether a novel constant-current device improves tremor and activities of daily living (ADL) in patients with essential tremor (ET). METHODS: A prospective, controlled, multicenter study was conducted at 12 academic centers. We investigated the safety and efficacy of unilateral and bilateral constant-current DBS of the ventralis intermedius (VIM) nucleus of the thalamus in patients with essential tremor whose tremor was inadequately controlled by medications...
March 30, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398014/brain-responsive-neurostimulation-in-patients-with-medically-intractable-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Eric B Geller, Tara L Skarpaas, Robert E Gross, Robert R Goodman, Gregory L Barkley, Carl W Bazil, Michael J Berg, Gregory K Bergey, Sydney S Cash, Andrew J Cole, Robert B Duckrow, Jonathan C Edwards, Stephan Eisenschenk, James Fessler, Nathan B Fountain, Alicia M Goldman, Ryder P Gwinn, Christianne Heck, Aamar Herekar, Lawrence J Hirsch, Barbara C Jobst, David King-Stephens, Douglas R Labar, James W Leiphart, W Richard Marsh, Kimford J Meador, Eli M Mizrahi, Anthony M Murro, Dileep R Nair, Katherine H Noe, Yong D Park, Paul A Rutecki, Vicenta Salanova, Raj D Sheth, Donald C Shields, Christopher Skidmore, Michael C Smith, David C Spencer, Shraddha Srinivasan, William Tatum, Paul C Van Ness, David G Vossler, Robert E Wharen, Gregory A Worrell, Daniel Yoshor, Richard S Zimmerman, Kathy Cicora, Felice T Sun, Martha J Morrell
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the seizure-reduction response and safety of mesial temporal lobe (MTL) brain-responsive stimulation in adults with medically intractable partial-onset seizures of mesial temporal lobe origin. METHODS: Subjects with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) were identified from prospective clinical trials of a brain-responsive neurostimulator (RNS System, NeuroPace). The seizure reduction over years 2-6 postimplantation was calculated by assessing the seizure frequency compared to a preimplantation baseline...
April 11, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397739/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-kocuria-rosea-complicated-by-peripheral-mycotic-aneurysm-in-an-elderly-host
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P Gunaseelan, G Suresh, V Raghavan, S Varadarajan
Infective endocarditis still remains a dreaded illness among treating physicians because of the disease course, its need for meticulous antibiotic management, complications, and overall morbidity. Peripheral mycotic aneurysms are a rarely reported complication of infective endocarditis. Mycotic aneurysms occur in about 5%-10% of cases of infective endocarditis, and most of them involve the intracranial vessels. Here, we report a case of native valve endocarditis in a 74-year-old man caused by Kocuria rosea...
April 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394328/a-live-attenuated-zika-virus-vaccine-candidate-induces-sterilizing-immunity-in-mouse-models
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Chao Shan, Antonio E Muruato, Bruno T D Nunes, Huanle Luo, Xuping Xie, Daniele B A Medeiros, Maki Wakamiya, Robert B Tesh, Alan D Barrett, Tian Wang, Scott C Weaver, Pedro F C Vasconcelos, Shannan L Rossi, Pei-Yong Shi
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection of pregnant women can cause a wide range of congenital abnormalities, including microcephaly, in the infant, a condition now collectively known as congenital ZIKV syndrome. A vaccine to prevent or significantly attenuate viremia in pregnant women who are residents of or travelers to epidemic or endemic regions is needed to avert congenital ZIKV syndrome, and might also help to suppress epidemic transmission. Here we report on a live-attenuated vaccine candidate that contains a 10-nucleotide deletion in the 3' untranslated region of the ZIKV genome (10-del ZIKV)...
April 10, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392138/evaluation-of-recanalisation-treatment-on-posterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke-by-solitaire-device-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Jianwu Long, Hao Qin, Hongqi Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Posterior circulation ischemic stroke (PCIS), accounting for approximately 20% of total ischemic stroke, is a sever disease that associated with high rate of morbidity and mortality. Though the effectiveness of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy has been well demonstrated in many types of ischemic stroke, it is still unclear what the outcome is in posterior circulation ischemic stroke. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In current study, data was collected from 139 Chinese patients who received endovascular mechanical thrombectomy treatment with Solitaire device after acute posterior circulation ischemic stroke...
March 24, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389055/primary-amebic-meningoencephalitis-in-children-a-report-of%C3%A2-two-fatal-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Robert C Stowe, Davut Pehlivan, Katie E Friederich, Michael A Lopez, Shannon M DiCarlo, Varina L Boerwinkle
BACKGROUND: Primary amebic meningoencephalitis is a rare, almost uniformly fatal disease of cerebral invasion by Naegleria fowleri, occurring most commonly after swimming in warm fresh water in summer months. Treatment using the experimental medication miltefosine demonstrated improved survival and favorable neurocognitive outcome in a 2013 North American patient. Little has been described regarding electrographic recordings of such patients, and little is known to compare known pediatric cases of survival...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387641/papilledema-in-children-with-hydrocephalus-incidence-and-associated-factors
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Haeng Jin Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Seong-Joon Kim
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to report the incidence of and the factors associated with papilledema in children with hydrocephalus. METHODS Patients younger than 15 years of age who had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and treated by extra-ventricular drainage or ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery between 2005 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Factors including patient age and sex, etiology of hydrocephalus, duration of signs or symptoms, intracranial pressure (ICP), and presence of papilledema were evaluated...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386174/confirmation-of-the-abnormal-lipid-metabolism-as-a-risk-factor-for-the-disease-of-leukoaraiosis
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Junying Shi, Kai Hao, Peihong Qi, Xiaogang Xie, Xinhuan Yang, Mei Dong, Yingjie Shang, Sijia Zhang
Our purpose is to screen out medical history indicators and test indicators linked to lipid metabolism which is closely correlated to leukoaraiosis (LA), and to build assistant diagnosis model based on support vector machine (SVM), which provided theoretical evidence for genesis and development of LA. One thousand LA patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination in Imaging Department was retrospectively analyzed and divided into LA group and non-LA group in accordance with examination results...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384379/repeated-lumbar-or-ventricular-punctures-in-newborns-with-intraventricular-haemorrhage
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Andrew Whitelaw, Richard Lee-Kelland
BACKGROUND: Although in recent years the percentage of preterm infants who suffer intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) has reduced, posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) remains a serious problem with a high rate of cerebral palsy and no evidence-based treatment. Survivors often have to undergo ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) surgery, which makes the child permanently dependent on a valve and catheter system. This carries a significant risk of infection and the need for surgical revision of the shunt...
April 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380194/treatment-of-a-subdural-empyema-complicated-by-intracerebral-abscess-due-to-brucella-infection
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J Zhang, Z Chen, L Xie, C Zhao, H Zhao, C Fu, G Chen, Z Hao, L Wang, W Li
A 55-year-old male presented with fever, stupor, aphasia, and left hemiparesis. A history of head trauma 3 months before was also reported. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging revealed slight contrast enhancement of lesions under the right frontal skull plate and right frontal lobe. Because of deterioration in nutritional status and intracranial hypertension, the patient was prepared for burr hole surgery. A subdural empyema (SDE) recurred after simple drainage. After detection of Brucella species in SDE, craniotomy combined with antibiotic treatment was undertaken...
March 30, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
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