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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110458/experimental-evaluation-of-new-chitin-chitosan-graft-for-duraplasty
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M Pogorielov, A Kravtsova, G C Reilly, V Deineka, G Tetteh, O Kalinkevich, O Pogorielova, R Moskalenko, G Tkach
Natural materials such as collagen and alginate have promising applications as dural graft substitutes. These materials are able to restore the dural defect and create optimal conditions for the development of connective tissue at the site of injury. A promising material for biomedical applications is chitosan-a linear polysaccharide obtained by the deacetylation of chitin. It has been found to be nontoxic, biodegradable, biofunctional and biocompatible in addition to having antimicrobial characteristics. In this study we designed new chitin-chitosan substitutes for dura mater closure and evaluated their effectiveness and safety...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108398/association-between-butyrylcholinesterase-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#2
António José Gabriel, Maria Rosário Almeida, Maria Helena Ribeiro, João Durães, Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, Ana Cristina Pinheiro, Rui Pascoal, Isabel Santana, Inês Baldeiras
The deficit of cholinergic activity is one of the main findings in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and is related to the synthesis of acetylcholine, and the hydrolysing enzymes, acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE). Together with the Apolipoprotein E-ε4 allele (ApoE-ε4), the BuChE-K variant has been proposed to increase AD risk in certain populations. In addition, this polymorphism has been associated with a lower capacity to attenuate β-amyloid aggregation. In the present study we explored the interaction of the BuChE-K variant with its activity in CSF, conventional AD biomarkers and ApoE genotype...
January 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108236/comparison-between-piezosurgery-and-conventional-osteotomy-in%C3%A2-cranioplasty-with-fronto-orbital-advancement
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Markus Martini, Andreas Röhrig, Rudolf Hermann Reich, Martina Messing-Jünger
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty of patients with craniosynostosis requires rapid, precise and gentle osteotomy of the skull to avoid complications and benefit the healing process. The aim of this prospective clinical study was to compare two different methods of osteotomy. Piezosurgery and conventional osteotomy were compared using an oscillating saw and high speed drill while performing cranioplasties with fronto-orbital advancement. METHODS: Thirty-four children who required cranioplasty with fronto-orbital advancement were recruited consecutively...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107236/surgical-technique-for-decompression-of-severe-thoracic-myelopathy-due-to-tuberous-ossification-of-ligamentum-flavum
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Ting Wang, Chuqiang Yin, Dechun Wang, Shuzhong Li, Xiaoliang Chen
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To describe a safe surgical procedure, en bloc resection of the posterior wall of the thoracic canal, for the decompression of severe thoracic myelopathy caused by tuberous ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: OLF has been widely recognized as a cause of thoracic myelopathy in East Asia. Surgical decompression of thoracic myelopathy caused by OLF is technically demanding...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107028/interrelationship-of-clinical-radiographic-and-hematological-features-in-patients-under-bisphosphonate-therapy
#5
Valesca Sander Koth, Maria Antonia Figueiredo, Fernanda Gonçalves Salum, Karen Cherubini
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical, radiographic and hematological aspects of patients under bisphosphonate therapy. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted where the records of patients taking bisphosphonates were analyzed considering the occurrence of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). Evaluation included panoramic and periapical radiographies, hematological exams and clinical features. Radiographies were analyzed determining the presence or absence of bone sclerosis, osteolysis, persisting alveolar socket, narrowing of the mandibular canal, widening of the periodontal ligament space, periradicular radiolucency, sequestrum, and thickening of the lamina dura...
January 20, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099288/assessing-the-agreement-between-radiologic-and-clinical-measurements-of-lumbar-and-cervical-epidural-depths-in-patients-undergoing-prone-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injection
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James Harvey Jones, Naileshni Singh, Anna Nidecker, Chin-Shang Li, Scott Fishman
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy-guided epidural steroid injection (ESI) commonly is performed to treat radicular pain yet can lead to adverse events if the needle is not advanced with precision. Accurate preoperative assessment of the distance from the skin to the epidural space holds the potential for reducing the risks of adverse effects from ESI. It was hypothesized that the distance from the skin to the epidural space as measured on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would agree with the distance traveled by a Tuohy needle to reach the epidural space during midline, interlaminar ESI...
January 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095187/fast-extraction-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxin-and-polychlorinated-dibenzofuran-in-sewage-sludge-and-soil-samples
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Valéria F Andrade, Alisson F S Durães, Douglas L Cassimiro, Gevany P de Pinho, Flaviano O Silvério
The current environmental legislations recommend monitoring chemical contaminants such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans before the use of sewage sludge on the agricultural land. In this study, a solid-liquid extraction with low-temperature purification (SLE-LTP) was optimized and validated to determine 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran in sewage sludge and soil samples. The analyses were performed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry operating in the selective ion mode (GC-MS-SIM)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092970/surgery-of-anterior-skull-base-lesions-in-children
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Thomas Karl Hoffmann, Marc Oliver Scheithauer, Fabian Sommer, Jörg Lindemann, Ernst-Johannes Haberl, Ulrike Friebe-Hoffmann, Marie-Nicole Theodoraki
INTRODUCTION: Lesions affecting the anterior skull base represent a rare group of craniofacial pathologies. A tumor of the facial midline, meningitis, or rhinoliquorrhea may be indicative of malformations like dermoid cysts, gliomas, encephaloceles, or nasal fistulas. METHODS: We present a case series of 13 children (4 months to 12 years; 8 males, 5 females) with lesions involving the anterior skull base, which were treated surgically in an interdisciplinary setting...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092933/estimation-of-the-size-of-the-iatrogenic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-outbreak-associated-with-cadaveric-dura-mater-grafts-in-korea
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Byoug-Hak Jeon, Jinseob Kim, GangHyun Kim Kim, Soo Chul Park, SangYun Kim, Hae-Kwan Cheong
Purpose: This study estimated the overall magnitude of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (iCJD) based on dura graft cases in Korea using a mathematical model. Methods: We estimated the number of annual cases of dura grafts performed between 1980 and 1995 by applying the proportion of dura grafts recorded by the Health Insurance Review Agency claim dataset in Korea to the number of nationwide neurosurgery cases. The distribution of the incubation period was assumed to fall under a Weibull distribution with density function or a log-logistic distribution with density function...
December 19, 2016: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092374/the-movers-and-shapers-in-immune-privilege-of-the-cns
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REVIEW
Britta Engelhardt, Peter Vajkoczy, Roy O Weller
Discoveries leading to an improved understanding of immune surveillance of the central nervous system (CNS) have repeatedly provoked dismissal of the existence of immune privilege of the CNS. Recent rediscoveries of lymphatic vessels within the dura mater surrounding the brain, made possible by modern live-cell imaging technologies, have revived this discussion. This review emphasizes the fact that understanding immune privilege of the CNS requires intimate knowledge of its unique anatomy. Endothelial, epithelial and glial brain barriers establish compartments in the CNS that differ strikingly with regard to their accessibility to immune-cell subsets...
February 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091820/depression-of-home-cage-wheel-running-a-reliable-and-clinically-relevant-method-to-assess-migraine-pain-in-rats
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Ram Kandasamy, Andrea T Lee, Michael M Morgan
BACKGROUND: The development of new anti-migraine treatments is limited by the difficulty inassessing migraine pain in laboratory animals. Depression of activity is one of the few diagnostic criteria formigraine that can be mimicked in rats. The goal of the present study was to test the hypothesis thatdepression of home cage wheel running is a reliable and clinically relevant method to assess migraine painin rats. METHODS: Adult female rats were implanted with a cannula to inject allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) onto the dura to induce migraine pain, as has been shown before...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091729/portal-vein-embolization-with-contralateral-application-of-stem-cells-facilitates-increase-of-future-liver-remnant-volume-in-patients-with-liver-metastases
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Jaroslav Ludvík, Petr Duras, Vladislav Třeška, Táňa Matoušková, Jan Brůha, Jakub Fichtl, Daniel Lysák, Jiří Ferda, Jan Baxa
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the progress of future liver remnant volume (FLRV) in patients with liver metastases after portal vein embolization (PVE) with the application of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and compare it with a patients control group after PVE only. METHODS: Twenty patients (group 1) underwent PVE with contralateral HSC application. Subsequently, CT volumetry with the determination of FLRV was performed at weekly intervals, in total three weeks...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087916/-a-case-of-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-presenting-as-chronic-subdural-hematoma
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Zhan He, Fang Ding, Jiandong Rong, Yongli Gan
A 26-year-old male presented with a 6-day history of paroxysmal headache which was worsen with nausea and vomiting for 1 day. Head CT on admission revealed left chronic subdural hematoma with midline shift. An emergency Burr hole drainage for hematoma was performed. Headache recurred 6 days later. MRI of the brain revealed a diffuse thickening and a gadolinium-enhancement of the falx, cranial dura mater and tentorium cerebelli on the left side with pia mater involved. Lumber puncture showed increased intracranial pressure and elevated IgG level in cerebrospinal fluid...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087915/-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-induced-by-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-one-case-report
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Changjiang Ou, Shenghu Wang, Yili Chen, Jun Mo, Xuequn Zhao
A 61-year-old female presented with 4 years history of left-sided hemifacial spasm. Head MRI and angiography indicated left vertebral artery dissecting aneurysm which compressed ipsilateral cranial nerves Ⅶ and Ⅷ. Microvascular decompression was performed. The dissecting aneurysm was pushed apart and the distal part of the parent artery was adhered to the dura on the petrosum. The compressed nerves were totally decompressed. The symptom of facial spasm was completely resolved immediately after surgery and did not recur during 6 months of follow up...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087433/exploration-of-the-most-effective-dural-incision-design-in-a-decompressive-craniectomy
#15
Mutsumi Nagai, Mami Ishikawa
OBJECTIVE: During a decompressive craniectomy performed for a severe cerebral infarction, sufficient coverage of the underlying bulging brain by converting the flat dura mater to a more dome-like shape is essential. In this procedure, suturing to patch dural substitutes on the dural rifts occupies most of the operative time and is cumbersome. We present a new dural incision design that provides an appropriate volume of subdural space with minimal incisions. METHODS: The ideal incision design was geometrically analyzed and verified by simulations using a physics engine...
January 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086965/probabilistic-liver-atlas-construction
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Esther Dura, Juan Domingo, Guillermo Ayala, Luis Marti-Bonmati, E Goceri
BACKGROUND: Anatomical atlases are 3D volumes or shapes representing an organ or structure of the human body. They contain either the prototypical shape of the object of interest together with other shapes representing its statistical variations (statistical atlas) or a probability map of belonging to the object (probabilistic atlas). Probabilistic atlases are mostly built with simple estimations only involving the data at each spatial location. RESULTS: A new method for probabilistic atlas construction that uses a generalized linear model is proposed...
January 13, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079571/spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-with-site-of-leak-detected-only-after-111in-dtpa-cisternogram
#17
Sana Parsian, Manuela C Matesan, Sachin Shivaji Kumbhar, David H Lewis
A 54-year-old man with a 3-week history of orthostatic headache and acute on chronic subdural hematoma presented with imaging findings suggestive of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. Three myelograms were negative for leak, and nontargeted epidural blood patches did not result in symptom relief. A cerebrospinal fluid leak study using In-DTPA with SPECT/CT demonstrated a focal area of asymmetric activity at the left C2 nerve root. A left C2 root tie-off, targeted epidural blood patch, and Dura seal glue resulted in resolution of patient symptomatology highlighting the importance of fused SPECT/CT images in detection of an occult cerebral spinal fluid leak...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072740/keyhole-approach-in-the-neuroendoscopic-treatment-for-hydrocephalus
#18
Qiang Cai, Xiangyang Zhang, Long Wang, Shulan Huang, Zhibiao Chen, Qianxue Chen
The aim of the study was to explore keyhole approach and dura suture in the neuroendoscopic treatment for hydrocephalus.Twelve cases of hydrocephalus patients who were treated with neuroendoscope by this approach were analyzed retrospectively from April 2015 to April 2016 in our department. The basic steps of this procedure was using drill and milling cutter to form a small bone flap instead of burr hole, and then making a cruciate incision on the dura. After endoscopic third ventriculostomy or endoscopic third ventriculostomy + ventriculocystostomy finished, dura was sutured and the bone flap was reset...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067974/prognostic-value-of-the-seventh-ajcc-uicc-tnm-classification-of-intestinal-type-ethmoid-adenocarcinoma-systematic-review-and-risk-prediction-model
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Domitille Fiaux-Camous, Sylvie Chevret, Natalie Oker, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Davide Lombardi, Olivier Choussy, Duprez Frederic, Marc Jorissen, Ludovic de Gabory, Olivier Malard, Philippe Herman, Piero Nicolai, Paolo Castelnuovo, Frederic Duprez Benjamin Verillaud
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to propose a prognostic classification of intestinal-type adenocarcinoma (ITAC) based on literature search and prognostic modeling of cohort data. METHODS: We first conducted a literature search to assess the homogeneity of the reported estimates of 5-year survival and to identify the influence of T classification. We then pooled prospective data from 3 large French and Italian series to predict time to all-cause mortality...
January 9, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063243/local-extension-staging-of-sinonasal-tumors-retrospective-comparison-between-ct-mri-assessment-and-pathological-findings
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Geoffrey Mortuaire, Domitille Camous, Claire Vandenhende-Szymanski, Frédérique Dubrulle, Dominique Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of clinical staging with CT and MRI in sinonasal cancers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent surgery for a sinonasal cancer. The 7(th) edition of the TNM classification was used to establish tumor staging. Standardized preoperative CT/MRI staging was compared with the pathological staging based on specimens obtained during surgery from each subsite within and around the tumor. RESULTS: We analyzed data from 68 patients between January 2010 and December 2014...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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