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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148901/glaucoma-in-patients-with-shunt-treated-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Pasquale Gallina, Alfonso Savastano, Eleonora Becattini, Simone Orlandini, Antonio Scollato, Stanislao Rizzo, Giulia Carreras, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Berardino Porfirio
OBJECTIVE Changes in the pressure gradient between intraocular and intracranial compartments at the lamina cribrosa level are a possible explanation of normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Shunt-treated normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a model for testing whether the increase (time from disease onset to CSF shunt placement, i.e., "protection period") and decrease (time from shunt placement to observation, i.e., "exposure period") in intracranial pressure (ICP) are glaucoma protective or risk factors, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147674/pediatric-otogenic-sigmoid-sinus-thrombosis-case-report-and-literature-reappraisal
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Andrea Scherer, Andrew Jea
The purpose of this study was to review our experience with a single case of mastoiditis associated with sigmoid sinus thrombosis and increased intracranial pressure, and to review the experience of others through prior publications. We reviewed a case of a 6-year-old boy with an acute otitis media and mastoiditis, with associated ipsilateral sigmoid sinus and contralateral distal transverse sinus thrombosis. Based on the literature and our own experience, we conclude that most children with dural sinus thrombosis from acute otitis media and mastoiditis, in the setting of increased intracranial pressure, attain a good neurological outcome with a conservative neurosurgical approach...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147635/global-and-targeted-pathway-impact-of-gliomas-on-white-matter-integrity-based-on-lobar-localization
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David R Ormond, Shawn D'Souza, John A Thompson
Primary brain tumors comprise 28% of all tumors and 80% of malignant tumors. Pathophysiology of high-grade gliomas includes significant distortion of white matter architecture, necrosis, the breakdown of the blood brain barrier, and increased intracranial pressure. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a diffusion weighted imaging technique, can be used to assess white matter architecture. Use of DTI as a non-invasive pathophysiological tool to analyze glioma impact on white matter microstructure has yet to be fully explored...
September 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141045/csf-in-the-ventricles-of-the-brain-behaves-as-a-relay-medium-for-arteriovenous-pulse-wave-phase-coupling
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William E Butler, Pankaj K Agarwalla, Patrick Codd
The ventricles of the brain remain perhaps the largest anatomic structure in the human body without established primary purpose, even though their existence has been known at least since described by Aristotle. We hypothesize that the ventricles help match a stroke volume of arterial blood that arrives into the rigid cranium with an equivalent volume of ejected venous blood by spatially configuring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to act as a low viscosity relay medium for arteriovenous pulse wave (PW) phase coupling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138018/anti-tumor-effects-of-cold-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-on-vestibular-schwannoma-demonstrate-its-feasibility-as-an-intra-operative-adjuvant-treatment
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Yeo Jun Yoon, Michelle J Suh, Hyun Young Lee, Hae June Lee, Eun Ha Choi, In Seok Moon, Kiwon Song
Vestibular schwannoma (VS), although a benign intracranial tumor, causes morbidities by brainstem compression. Since chemotherapy is not very effective in most Nf2-negative schwannomas, surgical removal or radiation therapy is required. However, depending on the size and site of the tumor, these approaches may cause loss of auditory or vestibular functions, and severely decrease the post-surgical wellbeing. Here, we examined the feasibility of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) as an intra-operative adjuvant treatment for VS after surgery...
November 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135501/temperature-variability-in-a-modern-targeted-temperature-management-trial
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Ahmad Abu-Arafeh, Aryelly Rodriguez, Ross L Paterson, Peter J D Andrews
OBJECTIVES: The Eurotherm3235 trial showed that therapeutic hypothermia was deleterious in patients with raised intracranial pressure following traumatic brain injury. We sought to ascertain if increased temperature variability within the first 48 hours, or for 7 days post randomization, were modifiable risk factors associated with poorer outcome. DESIGN: Eurotherm3235 was a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Patients were randomized to receive either therapeutic hypothermia in addition to standard care or the later only...
November 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132572/secondary-gains-advances-in-neurotrauma-management
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
Neurotrauma is a leading cause of death and is associated with many secondary injuries. A balance of mean arterial pressure (MAP) and intracranial pressure (ICP) is required to ensure adequate cerebral blood flow and cerebral perfusion pressure. Evaluation and management in the emergency department entails initial stabilization and resuscitation while assessing neurologic status. ICP management follows a tiered approach. Intubation requires consideration of preoxygenation, head of bed elevation, first pass success, and adequate analgesia and sedation...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131102/a-case-of-a-4-year-old-female-with-a-primary-spinal-malignancy-presenting-with-froin-s-syndrome
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Andrew T Hale, Gregory P Fricker, Travis W Crook
We report the case of a 4-year-old female with a primary extradural intramedullary atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) leading to a middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarct and Froin's syndrome. She presented with a 6-pound weight loss over the previous week, as well as a decreased urinary output and an altered mental status. She underwent a brain MRI that revealed a left MCA infarct, mild ventriculomegaly, and bilateral internal carotid artery, M1, and A1 stenosis. An external ventricular drain (EVD) was placed due to increased intracranial pressure...
November 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129578/cryptococcosis-in-an-infectious-diseases-hospital-of-buenos-aires-argentina-revision-of-2041-cases-diagnosis-clinical-features-and-therapeutics
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Alicia Arechavala, Ricardo Negroni, Fernando Messina, Mercedes Romero, Emmanuel Marín, Roxana Depardo, Laura Walker, Gabriela Santiso
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcosis is still a life-threatening mycosis that continues to be of serious concern in Latin American countries, especially among HIV+positive population. However, there is not any reliable information about the prevalence of this disease in this region. AIMS: The aim of this study is to report data of 2041 patients with cryptococcosis that were attended at the Infectious Diseases Hospital F. J. Muñiz over a 30 year-period. METHODS: Information about demographic and clinical data, survival time and the applied treatment, was taken from the Mycology Unit database...
November 9, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129151/false-positive-diagnosis-of-brain-death-following-the-pediatric-guidelines-case-report-and-discussion
#11
D Alan Shewmon
A 2-year-old boy with severe head trauma was diagnosed brain dead according to the 2011 Pediatric Guidelines. Computed tomographic (CT) scan showed massive cerebral edema with herniation. Intracranial pressures were extremely high, with cerebral perfusion pressures around 0 for several hours. An apnea test was initially contraindicated; later, one had to be terminated due to oxygen desaturation when the Pco2 had risen to 57.9 mm Hg. An electroencephalogram (EEG) was probably isoelectric but formally interpreted as equivocal...
December 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129005/chronic-overdrainage-syndrome-pathophysiological-insights-based-on-icp-analysis-a-case-based-review
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REVIEW
Laura V Sainz, Konstantin Hockel, Martin U Schuhmann
INTRODUCTION: Chronic overdrainage affects shunted patients producing a variety of symptoms that may be misdiagnosed. The best known symptoms are so-called shunt-related headaches. There is mounting evidence that changes in cerebrospinal venous system dynamics are a key factor to the pathophysiology of chronic overdrainage syndrome. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 29-year-old woman with a shunt since the postnatal period suffering from chronic but the most severe intermittent headache attacks, despite an open shunt and with unchanged ventricular width during attacks...
November 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128928/serum-neuron-specific-enolase-may-be-a-marker-to-predict-the-severity-and-outcome-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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Yanyu Hu, Ran Meng, Xuxiang Zhang, Linlin Guo, Sijie Li, Yan Wu, Jiangang Duan, Yuchuan Ding, Xunming Ji
The objective is to explore the effective of baseline serum neuron specific enolase (NSE) on predicting the severity and outcome in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). A total of 156 patients confirmed as CVT in Xuanwu Hospital were enrolled in this retrospective study from March 2011 through September 2016. The severity was evaluated with the National Institutes of Health Stroke Score (NIHSS), intracranial pressure (ICP), and CVT-related complications; the outcome was evaluated by modified Rankin Scale (mRS); the relationship between baseline serum NSE and mRS was analyzed with receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC), logistic regression analysis, and Kaplan-Meier curves...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127615/fungal-and-parasitic-cns-infections
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Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Central nervous system fungal infections can be broadly divided into those that infect a healthy host such as Cryptococcus, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Sporothrix spp., and those that cause opportunistic infections in an immunocompromised host such as Candida, Aspergillus, Zygomycetes, Trichosporon spp. The clinical manifestations of central nervous system fungal infections commonly seen in children in clinical practice include a chronic meningitis or meningoencephalitis syndrome, brain abscess, rhino-cerebral syndrome and rarely, a fungal ventriculitis...
November 11, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123886/sudden-cerebral-depression-detected-by-bispectral-index-monitoring-in-cryptococcal-meningitis-with-elevated-near-fatal-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure
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Hironori Matsumoto, Suguru Annen, Kensuke Umakoshi, Jun Takeba, Satoshi Kikuchi, Yuki Nakabayashi, Naoki Moriyama, Muneaki Ohshita, Mayuki Aibiki
Case: An increase in cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP) is usually prominent in cryptococcal meningitis, which has a high mortality rate, so aggressive management to control CSFP is crucial. In this case, a 40-year-old-man survived cryptococcal meningitis treated with continuous spinal drainage under bispectral index (BIS) monitoring. He unexpectedly showed hypertension, went into a coma, and even loss his light reflexes due to CSFP elevation. His BIS values had abruptly dropped before developing these symptoms, but dramatically recovered after lumbar puncture drainage, suggesting that BIS monitoring could reflect cerebral function changes due to CSFP alternations...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123419/encephalitis-treatment-a-case-report-with-long-term-follow-up-of-ebv-pcr-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Fnu Zarlasht, Mashal Salehi, Mohammad Abu-Hishmeh, Muzammil Khan
Background: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been found to cause infectious mononucleosis multiple times, but has been associated rarely with EBV encephalitis. Also, whenever it is diagnosed, it is always treated symptomatically. Case report: A case of confirmed EBV encephalitis is presented, which was treated with antiviral therapy resulting in complete clearance of the virus in cerebrospinal fluid and minimal neurologic symptoms after hospital discharge. Conclusion: The Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines state that intravenous acyclovir is not recommended for EBV-related encephalitis...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122076/a-systematic-review-of-secondary-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
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Neeraja Konuthula, Mohemmed N Khan, Anthony Del Signore, Satish Govindaraj, Raj Shrivastava, Alfred M Iloreta
BACKGROUND: Secondary cerebrospinal leaks (CSF) are leaks that recur after an initial endoscopic repair of CSF leaks. Identification of characteristics that could predict secondary leaks may allow surgeons to plan repairs with the knowledge that these defects are more likely to fail. OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics that could predict secondary CSF leaks. METHODS: A search of all studies that reported outcomes after endoscopic repair of CSF leaks was conducted by using medical literature data bases...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118021/venous-collapse-regulates-intracranial-pressure-in-upright-body-positions
#18
Petter Holmlund, Anders Eklund, Lars-Owe D Koskinen, Elias Johansson, Nina Sundström, Jan Malm, Sara Qvarlander
Recent interest in intracranial pressure (ICP) in the upright posture has revealed that the mechanisms regulating postural changes in ICP are not fully understood. We have suggested an explanatory model where the postural changes in ICP depend on well-established hydrostatic effects in the venous system and where these effects are interrupted by collapse of the internal jugular veins (IJVs) in more upright positions. The aim of this study was to investigate this relationship by simultaneous invasive measurements of ICP, venous pressure and IJV collapse in healthy volunteers...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115100/efficacy-of-decompressive-craniectomy-in-the-management-of-intracranial-pressure-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
John K Yue, Jonathan W Rick, Hansen Deng, Michael J Feldman, Ethan A Winkler
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common cause of permanent disability for which clinical management remains suboptimal. Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is a common sequela following TBI leading to death and permanent disability if not properly managed. While clinicians often employ stepwise acute care algorithms to reduce ICP, a number of patients will fail medical management and may be considered for surgical decompression. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) involves removing a component of the bony skull to allow cerebral tissue expansion in order to reduce ICP...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114973/internal-jugular-vein-stenosis-induced-intracranial-hypertension-can-be-resolved-by-stenting
#20
Da Zhou, Ran Meng, Xuxiang Zhang, Linlin Guo, Sijie Li, Weijuan Wu, Jiangang Duan, Haiqing Song, Yuchuan Ding, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is characterized by abnormally elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) without identifiable etiology. Recently, however, a subset of patients with presumed IIH have been found with isolated internal jugular vein (IJV) stenosis in the absence of intracranial abnormalities. METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients were screened from 46 patients suspected as IIH and were finally confirmed as isolated IJV stenosis. The stenotic IJV was corrected with stenting when a trans-stenotic mean pressure gradient (∆MPG) was equal or higher than 5...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
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