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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332915/calcified-amorphous-tumor-induced-acute-cerebral-infarction
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Yoshihiro Aizawa, Toshiko Nakai, Yuki Saito, Koyuru Monno, Tomoyuki Morikawa, Rikitake Kogawa, Takumi Hatta, Takehiro Tamaki, Mahoto Kato, Munehito Arimoto, Shunji Osaka, Keishin Sunagawa, Xiao Yan Tang, Masashi Tanaka, Hiroyuki Hao, Atsushi Hirayama
We report the case of a 38-year-old woman who was admitted for acute cerebral infarction linked to a cardiac calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) and related mitral annular calcification (MAC). The cardiac mass was removed, and mitral valve replacement surgery was performed. Pathological examination revealed an amorphous accumulation of degenerating material within both lesions, indicating that build-up of calcium along the mitral annulus and subsequent rupture of the fibrotic tissue may be involved in the initiation and progression of CAT...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331305/tigar-inhibits-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-inflammatory-response-of-astrocytes
#2
Jieyu Chen, Ding-Mei Zhang, Xing Feng, Jian Wang, Yuan-Yuan Qin, Tian Zhang, Qiao Huang, Rui Sheng, Zhong Chen, Mei Li, Zheng-Hong Qin
The inflammatory response of glial cells contributes to neuronal damage or repair after brain ischemia/reperfusion insult. We previously demonstrated a protective role of TP53-induced glycolysis and apoptosis regulator (TIGAR) in ischemic neuronal injury through increasing the flow of pentose phosphate pathway (PPP). The present study investigated the possible role of TIGAR in ischemia/reperfusion-induced inflammatory response of astrocytes. Male ICR mice were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion for 2 h followed by 24 h reperfusion and cultured primary astrocytes were subjected to oxygen glucose deprivation for 9 h followed by 24 h reoxygenation (OGD/R)...
January 10, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324911/psychological-consideration-in-patients-with-cerebral-gliomas-candidates-for-intra-operative-radiation-therapy-based-on-tumor-location
#3
Tohid Emami Meybodi, Masoumeh Najafi, Ali Keipourfard, Amir Nikouei, Afsoun Seddighi
OBJECTIVE: Intra-operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) is gaining popularity as an adjuvant option to surgical resection, in treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) for increasing survival rate, which a highly aggressive cerebral tumor with poor prognosis. Τhe authors plan to investigate the effects of IORT combined with surgical resection on the psychological status of these patients based on tumor location. SUBJECT AND METHODS: From December 2013 to February 2017, we have enrolled 109 patients with high grade cerebral gliomas, documented by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315962/multiple-dicer1-related-tumors-in-a-child-with-a-large-interstitial-14q32-deletion
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Leanne de Kock, Dominique Geoffrion, Barbara Rivera, Rabea Wagener, Nelly Sabbaghian, Susanne Bens, Benjamin Ellezam, Dorothée Bouron-Dal Soglio, Jessica Ordóñez, Stephanie Sacharow, Jose Fernando Polo Nieto, R Paul Guillerman, Gordan M Vujanic, John R Priest, Reiner Siebert, William D Foulkes
Germ-line interstitial deletions involving the 14q32 chromosomal region, resulting in 14q32 deletion syndrome, are rare. DICER1 is a recently described cancer-predisposition gene located at 14q32.13. We report the case of a male child with an approximately 5.8 Mbp 14q32.13q32.2 germ-line deletion, which included the full DICER1 locus. We reviewed available clinical and pathological material, and conducted genetic analyses. In addition to having congenital dysmorphic features, the child developed multiple DICER1 syndrome-related tumors before age 5 years: a pediatric cystic nephroma (pCN), a ciliary body medulloepithelioma (CBME), and a small lung cyst (consistent with occult pleuropulmonary blastoma Type I/Ir cysts seen in DICER1 mutation carriers)...
January 9, 2018: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314418/cerebral-blood-volume-mapping-with-ferumoxytol-in-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-perfusion-mri-comparison-to-standard-of-care
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Csanad G Varallyay, Eric Nesbit, Andrea Horvath, Peter Varallyay, Rongwei Fu, Seymur Gahramanov, Leslie L Muldoon, Xin Li, William D Rooney, Edward A Neuwelt
BACKGROUND: Cerebral blood volume (CBV) mapping with a dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion technique has become a clinical tool in diagnosing and follow-up of brain tumors. Ferumoxytol, a long-circulating iron oxide nanoparticle, has been tested for CBV mapping, but the optimal dose has not been established. PURPOSE: To compare ferumoxytol DSC of two different doses to standard of care gadoteridol by analyzing time-intensity curves and CBV maps in normal-appearing brain regions...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313183/predictors-of-unknown-cancer-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#6
Sonia Quintas, Jacobo Rogado, Pedro Gullón, Vilma Pacheco-Barcia, Julio Dotor García-Soto, Gemma Reig-Roselló, Rebeca Mondéjar, Ramón Colomer, Jose Vivancos
Stroke is the second most frequent neurologic finding in postmortem studies of cancer patients. It has also been described as the first expression of an occult cancer. We have studied patients diagnosed with cancer after an ischemic stroke (IS) and we analyze differences with non-tumor patients. Single cohort longitudinal retrospective study of patients admitted to our center with IS diagnosis from 1 January 2012 to 12 December 2014. All patients were followed for 18 months. Patients with transient ischemic infarction or cerebral hemorrhage, active cancer or in the last 5 years, inability to follow-up or absence of complete complementary study (holter-EKG, echocardiogram, and dupplex/angiography-CT) were excluded...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309970/can-vascular-risk-factors-influence-number-and-size-of-cerebral-metastases-a-3d-mri-study-in-patients-with-different-tumor-entities
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Sandra Nagel, Benjamin-Andreas Berk, Rolf-Dieter Kortmann, Karl-Titus Hoffmann, Clemens Seidel
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence that cerebral microangiopathy reduces number of brain metastases. Aim of this study was to analyse if vascular risk factors (arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and hypercholesterolemia) or the presence of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) can have an impact on number or size of brain metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 200 patients with pre-therapeutic 3D-brain MRI and available clinical data were analyzed retrospectively...
January 2, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309289/anesthesia-for-same-day-discharge-after-craniotomy-review-of-a-single-center-experience
#8
Veena Sheshadri, Lashmi Venkatraghavan, Pirjo Manninen, Mark Bernstein
Same day discharge or outpatient surgery for intracranial procedures has become possible with the advent of image-guided minimally invasive approaches to surgery and availability of short-acting anesthetic agents. In addition, patient satisfaction and the benefits of avoiding hospital stay have resulted in the evolution of neurosurgical day surgery. We reviewed our experience and the available literature to determine the perioperative factors involved which have promoted and will improve this concept in the future...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307363/brain-metastasis-clinical-manifestations-symptom-management-and-palliative-care
#9
Thomas Noh, Tobias Walbert
Patients who have brain metastases can suffer from a medley of symptoms, including headaches, seizures, cognitive impairment, fatigue, and focal deficits. As therapies have evolved, so has the management of these symptoms as patients survive longer. This chapter focuses on the clinical presentation of brain metastases, the treatment of those symptoms, and palliation in end-of-life management. Brain metastases are the most common cerebral malignancy. They can present with various symptoms, which can have significant impact on patients' quality of life throughout the course of their disease...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305683/the-use-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-to-assist-gross-total-resection-of-pediatric-astroblastoma
#10
Yuji Agawa, Takafumi Wataya
PURPOSE: Astroblastoma is an uncommon pediatric neuroepithelial tumor. The prognosis and appropriate treatment of astroblastoma were not well understood. Previous reports suggested the best treatment for astroblastoma is surgical total resection. The authors report a case of pediatric astroblastoma that underwent gross total resection with the use of fluorescent guidance by 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA). CASE REPORT: A 13-year-old girl presented with the tumor that was well-circumscribed cystic and solid mass with marked gadolinium enhancement in the right occipital lobe...
January 5, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303459/multimodal-treatment-approach-in-a-patient-with-multiple-intracranial-myxomatous-aneurysms
#11
David L Penn, Arianna B Lanpher, Jennifer M Klein, Harry P W Kozakewich, Kristopher T Kahle, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
The most common primary cardiac tumor is myxoma, typically originating in the left atrium. Emboli to the central nervous system can cause cerebral infarction or, rarely, seed tumor growth within vessel walls, causing myxomatous aneurysms. Fewer than 60 myxomatous aneurysms have been reported, including 2 cases in children. Here, the authors describe 2 different growing myxomatous aneurysms in a child successfully managed using a combined multidisciplinary approach. A 12-year-old boy developed a sudden headache, diplopia, gait instability, and speech difficulty...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302217/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-protects-against-photothrombotic-cortical-ischemic-injury-in-mice
#12
Sun Ae Hwang, Chi Dae Kim, Won Suk Lee
In this study, we aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an active component of propolis purified from honeybee hives, on photothrombotic cortical ischemic injury in mice. Permanent focal ischemia was achieved in the medial frontal and somatosensory cortices of anesthetized male C57BL/6 mice by irradiation of the skull with cold light laser in combination with systemic administration of rose bengal. The animals were treated with CAPE (0.5-5 mg/kg, i.p.) twice 1 and 6 h after ischemic insult...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301599/experimental-study-on-the-protection-of-agrimony-extracts-from-different-extracting-methods-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#13
Hui-Yuan Zhu, Yu-Long Bie, Jiang Wang, Jing Gao, Bing-Yue Yang, Hai-Tong Wan
Objective To study the protective effect of agrimony extracts from different extracting methods on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats, in order to optimize the extraction scheme of agrimony. Methods Male rats were randomly assigned into seven groups: 1. Sham-operated group, 2. Untreated MCAO group (MCAO), 3. Petroleum ether extract of Agrimonia pilosa treated MCAO group (PEA), 4. Ethyl acetate extract of Agrimonia pilosa treated MCAO group (EAEA), 5. Ethanol extract of Agrimonia pilosa treated MCAO group (EEA), 6...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299104/crossed-aphasia-in-a-patient-with-anaplastic-astrocytoma-of-the-non-dominant-hemisphere
#14
Stephanie Prater, Neil Anand, Lawrence Wei, Neil Horner
Aphasia describes a spectrum of speech impairments due to damage in the language centers of the brain. Insult to the inferior frontal gyrus of the dominant cerebral hemisphere results in Broca's aphasia - the inability to produce fluent speech. The left cerebral hemisphere has historically been considered the dominant side, a characteristic long presumed to be related to a person's "handedness". However, recent studies utilizing fMRI have shown that right hemispheric dominance occurs more frequently than previously proposed and despite a person's handedness...
September 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295636/caffeine-prevents-bilirubin-induced-cytotoxicity-in-cultured-newborn-rat-astrocytes
#15
Mehmet Deliktaş, Hacer Ergin, Aydın Demiray, Hakan Akça, Özmert M A Özdemir, Mehmet Bülent Özdemir
OBJECTIVE: Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) may cause neurotoxicity in preterm neonates due to immaturity of UGT1A1 leading to bilirubin accumulation in the brain. Caffeine used in the treatment of apnea of prematurity was reported to decrease mechanical ventilation requirement, the frequencies of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, patent ductus arteriosus, cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disorders in very low birth weight infants. However, the effect of caffeine on hyperbilirubinemia was not yet clarified...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288110/cerebral-radiation-necrosis-an-analysis-of-clinical-and-quantitative-imaging-and-volumetric-features
#16
Rui Feng, Joshua Loewenstern, Amit Aggarwal, Puneet Pawha, Ahmed Gilani, Alfred Marc Iloreta, Richard Bakst, Brett Miles, Joshua Bederson, Anthony Costa, Vishal Gupta, Raj Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) is an effective treatment for primary brain tumors and intracranial metastases, but can occasionally precede new enhancing lesions on imaging studies that are difficult to discern between a tumor recurrence (TR) or radiation necrosis (RN). There is a need to identify clinical presentation and imaging patterns that may obviate the need for invasive definitive biopsy. OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical and imaging characteristics of RN lesions compared to those from a TR...
December 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279560/a-drug-interaction-between-crizotinib-and-warfarin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#17
Yu Kubomura, Yuya Ise, Tetsuya Wako, Shirou Katayama, Rintaro Noro, Kaoru Kubota
We report a case of increased prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) when crizotinib and warfarin were co-administered. A 74-year-old Japanese woman presented to the hospital with dyspnea, and was diagnosed with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Three years after surgical resection of the tumor, the patient started crizotinib because of the recurrence of NSCLC. She received 2 mg/day warfarin due to a medical history of cerebral infarction and chronic atrial fibrillation...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277825/stereotactic-radiosurgery-alone-for-one-to-two-brain-metastases-from-cancer-of-unknown-primary
#18
Liesa Dziggel, Amira Bajrovic, Steven E Schild, Dirk Rades
BACKGROUND/AIM: The use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone has become popular for treating patients with a limited number of brain metastases. In very few patients, the primary tumor leading to cerebral spread is unknown. This study investigated the role of SRS for this rare situation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight patients with 1-2 brain metastases from cancer of unknown primary (CUP) received SRS alone (median dose 20 Gy). Five clinical factors were evaluated for association with local control of the irradiated lesions, freedom from new cerebral lesions and survival...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277589/transdural-propagation-of-glioblastoma-through-the-foramen-rotundum
#19
Seiichiro Imataka, Yukinori Akiyama, Rintaro Yokoyama, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most common primary malignant cerebral tumor in adults. Although GBM is one of the most aggressive tumors in the brain, propagation through the dura mater is very rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old man presented with progressive headache and aphasia. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging identified an abnormal mass extending transcranially through the widened foramen rotundum into the infratemporal fossa and cavernous sinus...
December 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275013/reduced-release-of-tnf%C3%AE-and-ip-10-after-ex-vivo-blood-stimulation-with-endotoxin-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-after-stroke
#20
Elzbieta Klimiec, Katarzyna Kowalska, Paulina Pasinska, Joanna Pera, Agnieszka Slowik, Tomasz Dziedzic
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The immune response to acute cerebral ischemia plays an important role in the pathophysiology of stroke and could be a therapeutic target. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a master regulator of innate immunity. The aim of our study was to determine the association between selected cytokine release after TLR4 activation in blood cells and the outcome after ischemic stroke. METHODS: We included 156 ischemic stroke patients (median age: 69; 40.4% female)...
December 21, 2017: Cytokine
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