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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331772/an-automated-gravity-driven-csf-drainage-system-decreases-complications-and-lowers-costs
#1
Robert E Lieberson, Jan Eckermann, William Meyer, Tung Trang
BACKGROUND: FlowSafe(TM) (BeckerSmith Medical, Irvine, CA, USA) is a novel, robotic, external lumbar drainage (ELD) system, which was designed to control cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage, reduce complications, and decrease treatment costs. METHODS:  Forty-seven consecutive neurosurgical patients requiring ELD were treated using the FlowSafe system. RESULTS: In 39 of 40 patients with traumatic and surgical dural openings, potential CSF leaks were avoided...
February 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328748/cyclophilin-d-modulates-the-cardiac-mitochondrial-target-of-isoflurane-sevoflurane-and-desflurane
#2
Rania Harisseh, Pascal Chiari, Camille Villedieu, Pauline Sueur, Maryline Abrial, Jean-Luc Fellahi, Michel Ovize, Abdallah Gharib
BACKGROUND: Volatile anesthetics are known to limit myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injuries. Mitochondria were shown to be major contributors to cardioprotection. Cyclophilin D (CypD) is one of the main regulators of mitochondria-induced cell death. We compared the effect of isoflurane, sevoflurane and desflurane in the presence or absence of CypD, to clarify its role in the mechanism of cardioprotection induced by these anesthetics. METHODS: Oxidative phosphorylation, mitochondrial membrane potential and H2O2 production were measured in isolated mitochondria from wild-type or CypD knockout mice in basal conditions and after hypoxia-reoxygenation in presence or absence of volatiles anesthetics...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328605/unusual-association-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-and-chiari-type-i-malformation
#3
Hayri Ogul, Mecit Kantarci
Cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a common type of cerebral vascular malformation. The imaging findings are enlarged vessels, thrombosed sinuses, and hemorrhage or gliosis on adjacent brain parenchyma. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can be used safely for diagnosis. Chiari type I malformation is characterized by a caudal descent of the cerebellar tonsil. Coincidence of cerebral AVM and Chiari type I malformation is very rare. In this paper, the authors report MR imaging findings of a patient with coincidence of cerebral AVM and Chiari type I malformation...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326451/application-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-treating-hydrocephalus-correlated-chiari-type-i-malformation-in-a-single-chinese-neurosurgery-centre
#4
Yiping Wu, Chuzhong Li, Xuyi Zong, Xinsheng Wang, Songbai Gui, Caiping Gu, Yazhuo Zhang
The correlation between hydrocephalus and Chiari type I malformation (CIM) has been debated since Chiari's first descriptions of CIM but some studies have shown that CIM and hydrocephalus (HCP) could cause symptoms/disease of each other or vice versa. Recent research has found that treatment focused on hydrocephalus with ventricle enlargement also provides alleviation of CIM and even of syringomyelia. However, the lack of consensus among previous studies left unanswered the question of how endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) addresses CIM and why it fails...
March 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321315/prolonged-expiratory-apnoea-with-cyanosis-in-arnold-chiari-ii-malformation
#5
Adnan Zafar, Nahin Hussain
Apnoea associated with Arnold Chiari malformation is a known entity and can be obstructive or central. Differentiating between two types is vital to deciding management pathway and prognosticating disease process.
March 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320630/early-polymerase-chain-reaction-detection-of-chagas-disease-reactivation-in-heart-transplant-patients
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Priscilla Almeida da Costa, Marcela Segatto, Danielle Fernandes Durso, Wagson José de Carvalho Moreira, Lucas Lodi Junqueira, Fábio Morato de Castilho, Silvio Amadeu de Andrade, Cláudio Léo Gelape, Egler Chiari, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Sergio Danilo Junho Pena, Carlos Renato Machado, Gloria Regina Franco, Geraldo Brasileiro Filho, Maria da Consolação Vieira Moreira, Andréa Mara Macedo
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is a valuable therapeutic option for Chagas disease patients with severe cardiomyopathy. During patient follow-up, the differential diagnosis between cardiac transplant rejection and Chagas disease infection reactivation remains a challenging task, which hinders rapid implementation of the appropriate treatment. Herein we investigate whether polymerase chain reaction (PCR) strategies could facilitate early detection of Trypanosoma cruzi (T cruzi) in transplanted endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs)...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296378/-type-i-chiari-malformation-associated-with-cerebellar-atrophy-case-report
#7
Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, Willem Guillermo Calderón-Miranda, Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda, Ángel Lee-Aguirre, Gabriel Alcalá-Cerra
Chiari malformation is characterized by caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils that penetrate into the spinal canal through the foramen magnum, achieving reach the atlas or axis. trunk and any drop of the fourth ventricle is observed. Typically is seen in young adults. In some cases scoliosis and Syringomyelic cavities may occur. The authors present (as far as they know) the first case in the literature with long term follow-up, of a caucasian woman with an unusual form of cerebellar atrophy and Chiari Type I malformation, suffering from weakness in his upper and lower extremities with rapidly progression...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292372/clinico-haematological-features-of-paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria
#8
Maria Khan, Saqib Qayyum Ahmad, Mukarram Bashir, Parvez Ahmed, Muhammad Ayyub
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of various clinico-haematological features in patients suffering from paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH). It was an observational study carried out from October 2008 - January 2016. All the patients of PNH, diagnosed on the basis of clinical and laboratory findings and confirmed by CD55 and CD59 deficiency on red cells by means of flow cytometry, were included in the study. A total of 22 patients were diagnosed which included 18 (81.8%) males and 4 (18...
January 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291422/comparison-of-posterior-fossa-volumes-and-clinical-outcomes-after-decompression-of-chiari-malformation-type-i
#9
Siri Sahib S Khalsa, Alan Siu, Tiffani A DeFreitas, Justin M Cappuzzo, John S Myseros, Suresh N Magge, Chima O Oluigbo, Robert F Keating
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have indicated an association of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) and a small posterior fossa. Most of these studies have been limited by 2D quantitative methods, and more recent studies utilizing 3D methodologies are time-intensive with manual segmentation. The authors sought to develop a more automated tool to calculate the 3D posterior fossa volume, and correlate its changes after decompression with surgical outcomes. METHODS A semiautomated segmentation program was developed, and used to compare the pre- and postoperative volumes of the posterior cranial fossa (PCF) and the CSF spaces (cisterna magna, prepontine cistern, and fourth ventricle) in a cohort of pediatric patients with CM-I...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291403/a-rat-model-of-chronic-syringomyelia-induced-by-epidural-compression-of-the-lumbar-spinal-cord
#10
Ji Yeoun Lee, Shin Won Kim, Saet Pyoul Kim, Hyeonjin Kim, Jung-Eun Cheon, Seung-Ki Kim, Sun Ha Paek, Dachling Pang, Kyu-Chang Wang
OBJECTIVE There has been no established animal model of syringomyelia associated with lumbosacral spinal lipoma. The research on the pathophysiology of syringomyelia has been focused on Chiari malformation, trauma, and inflammation. To understand the pathophysiology of syringomyelia associated with occult spinal dysraphism, a novel animal model of syringomyelia induced by chronic mechanical compression of the lumbar spinal cord was created. METHODS The model was made by epidural injection of highly concentrated paste-like kaolin solution through windows created by partial laminectomy of L-1 and L-5 vertebrae...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290397/endoscopic-technique-for-single-stage-anterior-decompression-and-anterior-fusion-by-transcervical-approach-in-atlantoaxial-dislocation
#11
Yad Ram Yadav, Shailendra Ratre, Vijay Parhihar, Amitesh Dubey, Neil M Dubey
Although posterior approaches are being used frequently in most atlantoaxial dislocations (AAD), anterior decompression is also required in some patients in whom the C1-2 dislocation is not properly reduced by the posterior approach. Transnasal and transoral approaches need an additional posterior approach to perform atlantoaxial fusion. They also have an added risk of infection. The endoscopic transcervical approach can be used for single-stage cervical decompression and stabilization that includes an odontoidectomy and anterior fusion...
March 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286253/chiari-i-malformation-in-a-child-with-pten-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome-association-or-coincidence
#12
Veronica Saletti, Silvia Esposito, Angelo Maccaro, Sabrina Giglio, Laura Grazia Valentini, Luisa Chiapparini
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) refers to a group of clinical conditions caused by germline mutations in the PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Increasing evidence has documented that PHTS may be associated with a broader spectrum of structural brain abnormalities, including dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum, brain tumors, vascular malformations, white matter abnormalities, dilated perivascular spaces and cortical dysplasia. We report a PTEN-mutated child showing macrocephaly, mild intellectual disability and epilepsy symptomatic of right occipital polymicrogyria, who also developed Chiari I Malformation (CIM) that repeatedly required surgical correction...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285695/optimal-management-of-alk-positive-nsclc-progressing-on-crizotinib
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REVIEW
Giulio Metro, Marco Tazza, Roberta Matocci, Rita Chiari, Lucio Crinò
Crizotinib is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (-TKI) that represents the standard first-line treatment of patients with ALK-rearranged (ALK-positive) advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this setting, crizotinib has demonstrated a response rate of roughly 75% and a median progression-free survival just under one year. However, acquired resistance will emerge in virtually all crizotinib-treated patients, whose management may require a diversified approach according to the pace of the disease and/or the site(s) of disease progression...
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283371/chiari-like-displacement-due-to-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-in-an-adolescent-successful-treatment-by-epidural-blood-patch
#14
Jan Schönberger, Markus Möhlenbruch, Angelika Seitz, Cornelia Bußmann, Heidi Bächli, Stefan Kölker
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a rarely diagnosed cause of headache, especially in children and adolescents. It is due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage via spinal fistulae occurring without major trauma. CASE PRESENTATION: An adolescent patient presented with a 3-month history of strictly postural headache. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed pronounced Chiari-like prolapse of the cerebellar tonsils, narrow ventricles and enlarged cerebral veins...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279990/hindbrain-herniation-in-chiari-ii-malformation-on-fetal-and-postnatal-mri
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U D Nagaraj, K S Bierbrauer, B Zhang, J L Peiro, B M Kline-Fath
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As the practice of in utero repair of myelomeningoceles becomes more prevalent, knowledge of the expected MR imaging findings has become increasingly important. Our aim was to examine neuroimaging findings with a focus on hindbrain herniation and ventricular size in fetuses with open spinal dysraphism and to compare them with postnatal imaging features in groups undergoing prenatal-versus-postnatal repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center retrospective analysis was performed on MRIs of fetuses with open spinal dysraphism from January 2004 through July 2015 with available postnatal imaging...
March 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279770/transoral-decompression-and-anterior-stabilization-of-atlantoaxial-joint-in-patients-with-basilar-impression-and-chiari-malformation-type-i-a-technical-report-2-clinical-cases
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Alexey Nikolaevich Shkarubo, Alexander Alekseevich Kuleshov, Ilia Valerievich Chernov, Marchel Stepanovich Vetrile
OBJECT: presentation of clinical cases involving successful anterior stabilization of the C1-C2 segment in patients with invaginated C2 odontoid process and Chiari malformation type I. STUDY DESIGN: clinical case description. RESULTS: two patients with C2 odontoid processes invagination and Chiari malformation type I were surgically treated using the transoral approach. In both cases, anterior decompression of the upper cervical region was performed, followed by anterior stabilization of the C1-C2 segment...
March 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276033/effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-her-2-expression-in-surgically-treated-gastric-and-oesophagogastric-junction-carcinoma-a-multicentre-italian-study
#17
Damiano Chiari, Elena Orsenigo, Giovanni Guarneri, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Elena Mazza, Luca Albarello, Massimiliano Bissolati, Sarah Molfino, Carlo Staudacher
Predictors of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy are not available for gastric and oesophago-gastric junction carcinoma. HER-2 over-expression in breast cancer correlates with poor prognosis and high incidence of recurrence. First aim of this study was to evaluate if the HER-2 expression/amplification is predictive of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in terms of pathologic regression. Secondary aim was to evaluate if HER-2 expression varies after neoadjuvant treatment. Thirty-five patients with locally advanced gastric or oesophago-gastric junction carcinoma underwent preoperative chemotherapy and surgical resection at San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Spedali Civili of Brescia...
March 8, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269098/fall-detection-algorithms-for-real-world-falls-harvested-from-lumbar-sensors-in-the-elderly-population-a-machine-learning-approach
#18
Alan K Bourke, Jochen Klenk, Lars Schwickert, Kamiar Aminian, Espen A F Ihlen, Sabato Mellone, Jorunn L Helbostad, Lorenzo Chiari, Clemens Becker
Automatic fall detection will promote independent living and reduce the consequences of falls in the elderly by ensuring people can confidently live safely at home for linger. In laboratory studies inertial sensor technology has been shown capable of distinguishing falls from normal activities. However less than 7% of fall-detection algorithm studies have used fall data recorded from elderly people in real life. The FARSEEING project has compiled a database of real life falls from elderly people, to gain new knowledge about fall events and to develop fall detection algorithms to combat the problems associated with falls...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259858/posterior-fossa-decompression-in-chiari-i-improves-denervation-of-the-paraspinal-muscles
#19
Shifu Sha, Yang Li, Yong Qiu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Weiguo Zhu, Zhenhua Feng, Tao Wu, Jian Jiang, Zezhang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether posterior fossa decompression (PFD) could improve denervation of the paraspinal muscles in patients with Chiari I malformation (CMI). BACKGROUND: Paraspinal muscle denervation is one of the essential elements in the pathophysiology of CMI/syringomyelia-related scoliosis. Although PFD has been widely used for managing CMI, whether denervation of the paraspinal muscles may benefit from this neurosurgical procedure remains ambiguous...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259264/mri-screening-in-operative-scheuermann-kyphosis-is-it-necessary
#20
Baron S Lonner, Courtney S Toombs, Michael Mechlin, Gina Ciavarra, Suken A Shah, Amer F Samdani, Paul Sponseller, Harry L Shufflebarger, Randal R Betz, Burt Yaszay, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Patients with preoperative spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies from a prospective multicenter study of operative adolescent Scheuermann kyphosis (SK). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the usefulness of MRI screening in operative planning for SK surgeries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neural axis abnormalities in operative SK have not been previously studied with MRI screening, despite its use. METHODS: One orthopedic surgeon and two radiologists evaluated all images retrospectively...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
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