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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447250/parent-reported-cognitive-function-is-associated-with-leukoencephalopathy-in-children-with-brain-tumors
#1
Jin-Shei Lai, Corey Bregman, Frank Zelko, Cindy Nowinski, David Cella, Jennifer J Beaumont, Stewart Goldman
PURPOSE: Cognitive dysfunction is a major concern for children with brain tumors. A valid, user-friendly screening tool could facilitate prompt referral for comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and therefore early intervention. Applications of the pediatric perceived cognitive function item bank (pedsPCF) such as computerized adaptive testing can potentially serve as such a tool given its brevity and user-friendly nature. This study aimed to evaluate whether pedsPCF was a valid indicator of cerebral compromise using the criterion of structural brain changes indicated by leukoencephalopathy grades...
April 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445312/early-progression-of-brain-atrophy-in-patients-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-case-reports
#2
Hiroshi Kataoka, Nobuhiro Sawa, Yasuyo Tonomura, Satoshi Ueno
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis responds to immunnotherapy, and approximately 80% of patients with this disorder fully recover or have only minor sequelae. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) does not show a specific abnormality, but some patients have progressive cerebral atrophy. The cerebral atrophy can become reversible after clinical improvement. METHODS: We describe 3 patients with diffuse cerebral atrophy (DCA) on serial brain MRI...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443599/a-pott-s-puffy-tumor-associated-with-epidural-cutaneous-fistula-and-epidural-abscess-case-report
#3
Aleksandar Perić, Milanko Milojević, Dražen Ivetić
BACKGROUND: Pott's puffy tumor is characterized by a fluctuate swelling of the frontal region as a result of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. This inflammatory lesion may propagate endocranially resulting in acute meningitis, epidural abscess, subdural empyema, cavernous sinus trombophlebitis, cerebritis, and frontal lobe abscess of the brain. CASE REPORT: We present an unusual case of a 33-year-old man suffering from the Pott's puffy tumor whose condition was further complicated by a draining epidural-cutaneous fistula and an epidural abscess...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442944/immunohistochemical-localization-of-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-in-axon-terminals-of-mouse-hippocampal-neurons
#4
Seong-Yeon Bae, Vadim Sheverdin, Jeehye Maeng, In Kyoon Lyoo, Pyung-Lim Han, Kyunglim Lee
Translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP) is a cytosolic protein with microtubule stabilization and calcium-binding activities. TCTP is expressed in most organs including the nervous system. However, detailed distribution and functional significance of TCTP in the brain remain unexplored. In this study, we investigated the global and subcellular distributions of TCTP in the mouse brain. Immunohistochemical analyses with anti-TCTP revealed that TCTP was widely distributed in almost all regions of the brain including the cerebral cortex, thalamus, hypothalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala, wherein it was localized in axon tracts and axon terminals...
April 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440425/mitochondrial-transcription-factor-a-tfam-is-upregulated-in-glioma
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Hyunji Lee, Jisoo Park, Quangdon Tran, Dohoon Kim, Youngeun Hong, Hyeonjeong Cho, So Hee Kwon, Derek Brazil, Seon-Hwan Kim, Jongsun Park
Mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM), which was initially discovered as a transcription factor for mitochondrial DNA, has known to be critical for the regulation of mitochondrial DNA. However the possible involvement of TFAM in cancer is largely unknown. In this study, we have provided some evidence that TFAM may have a potential role in brain tumor. Western blot analysis with anti‑TFAM antibody indicated that TFAM is overexpressed in glioblastoma cell lines including U87MG and U251MG. Transcriptome profiling of U87MG and U251MG cells by using deep‑sequencing revealed that TFAM transcripts were upregulated in these cells compared to its of cerebral cortex...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439322/susceptibility-imaging-in-glial-tumor-grading-using-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-mr-system-and-32-channel-head-coil
#6
Omer Aydin, Ramazan Buyukkaya, Bahattin Hakyemez
BACKGROUND: Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a velocity compensated, high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) spoiled gradient-echo sequence that uses magnitude and filtered-phase data. SWI seems to be a valuable tool for non-invasive evaluation of central nervous system gliomas. Relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) ratio is one of the best noninvasive methods for glioma grading. Degree of intratumoral susceptibility signal (ITSS) on SWI correlates with rCBV ratio and histopathological grade...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438175/a-matched-pair-analysis-comparing-whole-brain-radiotherapy-with-and-without-a-stereotactic-boost-for-intracerebral-control-and-overall-survival-in-patients-with-one-to-three-cerebral-metastases
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Dirk Rades, Stefan Janssen, Amira Bajrovic, Mai Trong Khoa, Theo Veninga, Steven E Schild
BACKGROUND: Twelve years ago, a randomized trial demonstrated that a radiosurgery boost added to whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) improved intracerebral control (IC) in patients with one to three cerebral metastases. Overall survival (OS) was improved only in the subgroup of patients with a single metastasis but not in the entire cohort. The present study compared both regimens in a different scenario outside a randomized trial. METHODS: A total of 252 patients with one to three cerebral metastases were included...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430600/risk-factors-for-the-recurrence-of-an-intracranial-saccular-aneurysm-following-endovascular-treatment
#8
De-Zhang Huang, Bin Jiang, Wei He, Yi-Hua Wang, Zhi-Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to determine risk factors for the recurrence of an intracranial saccular aneurysm (ISA) following endovascular treatment. The findings will help medical professionals to identify patients having a high risk of ISA recurrence and assist them in developing appropriate follow-up plans. RESULTS: During the follow-up period, 12.6% of the patients (83/658) experienced recurrent ISAs. An analysis of related factors, including gender, age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, tumor size, width of the aneurysm neck, the presence or absence of a rupture, the volume embolization ratio (VER), the application or nonapplication of a stent, and follow-up time, revealed that a tumor size > 10 mm in diameter, wide-necked aneurysms, an anterior communicating or middle cerebral artery aneurysm, an aneurysm rupture, a VER < 20%, the absence of stent assistance, and follow-up time were high-risk factors for the recurrence of ISAs...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428531/-effective-anticoagulation-therapy-prior-to-surgical-excision-of-an-aortic-valve-papillary-fibroelastoma-diagnosed-after-a-transient-cerebral-ischemic-attack-report-of-a-case
#9
Masashi Toyama, Tomonobu Abe, Masato Nakayama, Bummei Sato, Osamu Ohno
Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is reported to be the 2nd most common cardiac tumor following myxoma. Owing to the risk of embolism, early surgical excision is the treatment of choice. We report a case of effective anticoagulation therapy prior to surgical excision of an aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma. A 78-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of transient cerebral ischemic attack. The symptom was relieved in a short period. Echocardiography revealed a tumor at the aortic valve. Cardiac computed tomography revealed a sea-anemone-like appearance of the tumor...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426467/neuron-specific-enolase-predicts-poor-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest-and-targeted-temperature-management-a-multicenter-study-on-1-053-patients
#10
Kaspar Josche Streitberger, Christoph Leithner, Michael Wattenberg, Peter H Tonner, Julia Hasslacher, Michael Joannidis, Tommaso Pellis, Elena Di Luca, Markus Födisch, Alexander Krannich, Christoph J Ploner, Christian Storm
OBJECTIVE: Outcome prediction after cardiac arrest is important to decide on continuation or withdrawal of intensive care. Neuron-specific enolase is an easily available, observer-independent prognostic biomarker. Recent studies have yielded conflicting results on its prognostic value after targeted temperature management. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: We analyzed neuron-specific enolase serum concentrations 3 days after nontraumatic in-hospital cardiac arrest and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome of patients from five hospitals in Germany, Austria, and Italy...
April 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422438/moyamoya-syndrome-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-italian-french-experience
#11
Claudia Santoro, Federico Di Rocco, Manoelle Kossorotoff, Michel Zerah, Nathalie Boddaert, Raphael Calmon, Dominique Vidaud, Mario Cirillo, Giuseppe Cinalli, Giuseppe Mirone, Teresa Giugliano, Giulio Piluso, Alessandra D'Amico, Valeria Capra, Marco Pavanello, Armando Cama, Bruno Nobili, Stanislas Lyonnet, Silverio Perrotta
Moyamoya syndrome (MMS) is the most common cerebral vasculopathy among children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). In this study, we clinically, radiologically, and genetically examined a cohort that was not previously described, comprising European children with NF1 and MMS. The NF1 genotyping had been registered. This study included 18 children. The mean age was 2.93 ± 3.03 years at the NF1 diagnosis and 7.43 ± 4.27 years at the MMS diagnosis. In seven patients, MMS was diagnosed before or at the same time as NF1...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415917/exercise-rehabilitation-immediately-following-ischemic-stroke-exacerbates-inflammatory-injury
#12
Fengwu Li, John T Pendy, Jessie N Ding, Changya Peng, Xiaorong Li, Jiamei Shen, Sainan Wang, Xiaokun Geng
OBJECTIVES: The rehabilitative benefits of physical exercise after stroke appear to be contingent upon exercise initiation timing. The present study assessed the hypothesis that very early post-stroke exercise would amplify cellular stress and increases expression of pro-inflammatory mediators, while exercise initiated later would limit the inflammation associated with cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. METHODS: Adult rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion and subsequently assigned to one of seven groups: one sham injury control group, three stroke groups subjected to exercise initiated after 6, 24 hours, or 3 days of reperfusion, and three stroke groups not subjected to exercise...
April 17, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415059/-a-case-of-slowly-progressive-brain-metastasis-with-minor-bleeding-after-removal-of-and-chemotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#13
Hiroshi Matsufuji, Eri Shiozaki, Yasutaka Nakatake, Koichi Yoshida, Kensaku Kamada, Takayuki Matsuo
Of all brain metastases, the most common primary lesion is derived from the lung. These types of metastases enlarge aggressively with unfavorable prognoses. We report the case of a 75-year-old male patient who had a history of pulmonary resection for Stage IA non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC), and received chemotherapy. One year after NSCLC surgery, he experienced a cardiogenic cerebral infarction, and anticoagulant therapy was initiated. Mass lesions with hemorrhage were detected bilaterally in the frontal lobes through magnetic resonance imaging three years after the NSCLC surgery...
April 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413987/alzheimer-s-disease-like-early-phase-brain-pathogenesis-self-curing-amelioration-of-neurodegeneration-from-pro-inflammatory-wounding-to-anti-inflammatory-healing
#14
Jiang He, Tao Liao, Guo-Xin Zhong, Ji-Da Zhang, Yan-Ping Chen, Qi Wang, Qing-Ping Zeng
The etiological initiators of neuroinflammation remain inclusive, and effective interventions to block neurodegeneration are unavailable. Surprisingly, we found collagen II-combined complete Freund's adjuvant (CC) that usually induces rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also drives Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like neurodegeneration in mice. CC not only upregulates the cerebral pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 8 (IL-8), but also downregulates the cerebral interleukin 10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), a rate-limiting enzyme for biosynthesis of the anti-inflammatory neurotransmitter dopamine...
April 17, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413540/intraventricular-glioblastoma-multiforme-mimicking-meningioma-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Ashis Patnaik, Sudhansu S Mishra, Satya B Senapati
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary brain tumor and is usually found in aged persons in the cerebral hemispheres particularly the frontotemporal region. But intraventricular GBM is rare and only few cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 27-year-old man who presented with headache, vision loss in both eyes, and other signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an intraventricular, well-circumscribed lesion with homogeneous enhancement of contrast, suggestive of meningioma that is more common than GBM in this location...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412926/acute-symptomatic-seizures-in-geriatric-patients-with-multiple-risk-factors-a-diagnostic-challenge
#16
Ralf Landwehr, Robert Liszka
Acute symptomatic seizures and epileptic disorders are frequent health problems of elderly patients. An early and reliable distinction of the seizure etiology is important to ensure adequate treatment, and to prevent unwarranted diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The most common causes of acute symptomatic seizures - acute cerebrovascular disorders, metabolic disorders, traumatic brain injury, meningo-encephalitis, cerebral tumors, and withdrawal of alcohol and other central agents - are well-defined and seem to permit straightforward diagnostic and therapeutic strategies...
April 13, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405532/spinal-schwannoma-with-intradural-intramedullary-hemorrhage
#17
Muhammad Nadeem, Salman Mansoor, Salman Assad, Fariha Ilyas, Ahmed H Qavi, Shoab Saadat
Patients with spinal abnormalities infrequently present with intradural intramedullary bleeding. The more common causes include spinal trauma, arteriovenous malformations and saccular aneurysms of spinal arteries. On occasion, spinal cord tumors either primary or metastatic may cause intramedullary bleed with ependymoma of the conus medullaris. Spinal nerve sheath tumors such as schwannomas only rarely cause intradural intramedullary bleed, especially in the absence of spinal cord or nerve root symptoms. We report a case of spinal intradural schwannoma presenting with acute onset of quadriparesis...
March 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402151/tanshinone-inhibits-neuronal-cell-apoptosis-and-inflammatory-response-in-cerebral-infarction-rat-model
#18
Liang Zhou, Jie Zhang, Chao Wang, Qiangsan Sun
We aimed to investigate the effect and mechanisms of tanshinone (TSN) IIA in cerebral infarction. The cerebral infarction rat model was established by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). After pretreatment with TSN, cerebral infarct volume, cerebral edema, and neurological deficits score were evaluated, as well as cell apoptosis in hippocampus and cortex of the brain was examined with terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) and the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were determined by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398880/cerebrovascular-remodeling-and-neuroinflammation-is-a-late-effect-of-radiation-induced-brain-injury-in-non-human-primates
#19
Rachel N Andrews, Linda J Metheny-Barlow, Ann M Peiffer, David B Hanbury, Janet A Tooze, J Daniel Bourland, Robert E Hampson, Samuel A Deadwyler, J Mark Cline
Fractionated whole-brain irradiation (fWBI) is a mainstay of treatment for patients with intracranial neoplasia; however late-delayed radiation-induced normal tissue injury remains a major adverse consequence of treatment, with deleterious effects on quality of life for affected patients. We hypothesize that cerebrovascular injury and remodeling after fWBI results in ischemic injury to dependent white matter, which contributes to the observed cognitive dysfunction. To evaluate molecular effectors of radiation-induced brain injury (RIBI), real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was performed on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC, Brodmann area 46), hippocampus and temporal white matter of 4 male Rhesus macaques (age 6-10 years), which had received 40 Gray (Gy) fWBI (8 fractions of 5 Gy each, twice per week), and 3 control comparators...
March 6, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397369/incidental-primary-mediastinal-choriocarcinoma-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-a-patient-presenting-with-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke
#20
Ivo M B Francischetti, Antonio Cajigas, Mark Suhrland, Joaquim M Farinhas, Samer Khader
We describe a case of a 41-year old male patient with no significant prior medical history who presents with symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack and stroke. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain identified areas of ischemia in the left side, and angiography showed occlusion of the left Medial Cerebral Artery (MCA). Cardiac Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for stroke evaluation incidentally noted a mediastinal abnormality leading to cancer work-up. Computer Tomography (CT) and (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET-CT scan of the chest incidentally revealed an avid 6 cm paraesophagial/subcarinal mass...
April 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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