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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087435/postmyelotomy-closure-of-spinal-cord-zip-lock-technique-an-initial-experience
#1
Daljit Singh, Shaam Bodeliwala, Hukum Singh, Anita Jagetia, Amit Mittal
Proper closure of the pia matter is necessary to restore the normal anatomy and prevent postoperative painful dysesthesia after excision of intramedullary spinal cord tumor. Two methods of closure of the pia have been described: welding technique and conventional suturing. Here, we report our initial experience with a new "pial press" or "zip-lock" technique for pial closure where pial layers are simply held together and plunged into each other with small micro tooth forceps. Advantages of the technique over other techniques are its less chances of suture related complications or trauma to the posterior column and simplicity of the technique...
January 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079752/changes-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-gene-expression-in-response-to-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Dana M Tilley, David L Cedeño, Courtney A Kelley, Margaret DeMaegd, Ramsin Benyamin, Ricardo Vallejo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to influence pain-related genes in the spinal cord directly under the stimulating electrodes. There is limited information regarding changes occurring at the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). This study evaluates gene expression in the DRG in response to SCS therapy. METHODS: Rats were randomized into experimental or control groups (n = 6 per group). Experimental animals underwent spared-nerve injury, implantation of lead, and continuous SCS (72 hours)...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074710/canine-spinal-cord-glioma
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Daniel R Rissi, Renee Barber, Annabelle Burnum, Andrew D Miller
Spinal cord glioma is uncommonly reported in dogs. We describe the clinicopathologic and diagnostic features of 7 cases of canine spinal cord glioma and briefly review the veterinary literature on this topic. The median age at presentation was 7.2 y. Six females and 1 male were affected and 4 dogs were brachycephalic. The clinical course lasted from 3 d to 12 wk, and clinical signs were progressive and associated with multiple suspected neuroanatomic locations in the spinal cord. Magnetic resonance imaging of 6 cases revealed T2-weighted hyperintense lesions with variable contrast enhancement in the spinal cord...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072705/posterior-only-vertebral-column-resection-for-revision-surgery-in-post-laminectomy-rotokyphoscoliosis-associated-with-late-onset-paraplegia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Youping Tao, Jigong Wu, Huasong Ma
RATIONALE: Severe post-laminectomy spinal deformity associated with late-onset paraplegia is a complex and rare disorder. Little is known about revision surgery in post-laminectomy rotokyphoscoliosis associated with late-onset paraplegia treated by the single stage posterior-only vertebral column resection (VCR) procedure. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: The patient was a 14-year-old male diagnosed as post-laminectomy rotokyphoscoliosis associated with late-onset paraplegia...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069364/compact-mri-for-the-detection-of-teratoma-development-following-intrathecal-human-embryonic-stem-cell-injection-in-nod-scid-mice
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Yuval Ramot, Yael S Schiffenbauer, Netanel Amouyal, Nathan Ezov, Michal Steiner, Michal Izrael, Neta Lavon, Arik Hasson, Michel Revel, Abraham Nyska
Stem cells are emerging as a promising new treatment modality for a variety of central nervous system disorders. However, their use is hampered by the potential for the development of teratomas and other tumors. Therefore, there is a crucial need for the development of methods for detecting teratomas in preclinical safety studies. The aim of the current study is to assess the ability of a compact Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system to detect teratoma formation in mice. Five NOD-SCID mice were injected intrathecally with human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), with two mice serving as controls...
January 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069018/intraoperative-radiation-therapy-iort-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Robert Krempien, Falk Roeder
Despite the important improvements made in the fields of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, pancreatic cancer remains one of the most lethal malignancies. Improved outcomes with novel chemotherapy regimes led again to increased attention on the role of localized radiotherapy, since local tumor progression causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients. Even after resection local failure rates are as high as 50-80%. The immediate proximity to critical structures (bone marrow, spinal cord, kidneys, liver, and intestine) limits the dose of radiation that can be administered to the tumor bed with conventional external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068277/initial-experience-with-o-arm-navigated-spinal-surgery-report-on-two-cases
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Ivo I Kehayov, Christo B Zhelyazkov, Borislav M Kalnev, Atanas N Davarski, Borislav D Kitov, Stefan D Raykov
Image-guided spinal surgery is becoming increasingly popular because it allows surgeons to achieve minimal invasiveness and maximum precision in the performed procedures. We present our initial experience with two cases operated on using O-arm-based spinal navigation at the Clinic of Neurosurgery in St George University Hospital, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In the first case, we performed removal of extradural spinal tumor of the sixth thoracic vertebra and O-arm-navigated pedicle screw fixation. In the second case, we performed O-arm-navigated corpectomy of the fifth cervical vertebra and anterior spinal reconstruction and fusion with titanium expandable mesh and cervical plate in connection with degenerative narrowing of the cervical spinal canal that lead to clinically manifested myelopathy...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063167/conditional-knockout-of-tog-results-in-cns-hypomyelination
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Michael J Maggipinto, Joshay Ford, Kristine H Le, Jessica W Tutolo, Miki Furusho, John W Wizeman, Rashmi Bansal, Elisa Barbarese
The tumor overexpressed gene (TOG) protein is present in RNA granules that transport myelin basic protein (MBP) mRNA in oligodendrocyte processes to the myelin compartment. Its role was investigated by conditionally knocking it out (KO) in myelinating glia in vivo. TOG KO mice have severe motor deficits that are already apparent at the time of weaning. This phenotype correlates with a paucity of myelin in several CNS regions, the most severe being in the spinal cord. In the TOG KO optic nerve <30% of axons are myelinated...
January 7, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062186/protective-effects-of-atorvastatin-against-morphine-induced-tolerance-and-dependence-in-mice
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Nasim Sadat Pajohanfar, Ehsan Mohebbi, Abolfazl Rad, Akbar Pejhan, Samad Nazemi, Bahareh Amin
[Background] In this study, we evaluated the effects of atorvastatin, a lipid-lowering medication on morphine-induced tolerance and dependence in mice. [Methods] Tolerance was induced by subcutaneous administration of morphine (20 mg/kg) to animals, twice a day for 9 days. Atorvastatin was given at the doses of 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg, 30 min before each morphine administration, once daily for 9 days. Hot plate test was employed to assess antinociceptive effect of morphine on days 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Dependence was evaluated by naloxone-precipitated withdrawal syndrome...
January 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059863/spatiotemporal-expression-of-ski-after-rat-spinal-cord-injury
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Kaisheng Zhou, Wei Nan, Dongliang Feng, Zhigang Yi, Yandong Zhu, Zaiyun Long, Sen Li, Haihong Zhang, Yamin Wu
Ski is an evolutionarily conserved protein and widely participates in the regulation of various pathological and physiological processes such as wound healing, liver regeneration, development of the embryonic nervous system, muscle differentiation, and progression of many kinds of tumors. However, the distribution and function of Ski in central nervous system lesion and disease remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the spatiotemporal expression of Ski in a spinal cord injury (SCI) model in adult rats...
January 2, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058534/hyperbaric-oxygen-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-and-reverses-inflammatory-signaling-likely-via-the-kindlin-1-wnt-10a-signaling-pathway-in-the-chronic-pain-injury-model-in-rats
#11
Baisong Zhao, Yongying Pan, Haiping Xu, Xingrong Song
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is proven to attenuate neuropathic pain in rodents. The goal of the present study was to determine the potential involvement of the Kindlin-1/Wnt-10a signaling pathway during astrocyte activation and inflammation in a rodent model of neuropathic pain. METHODS: Rats were assigned into sham operation, chronic constriction injury (CCI), and CCI + HBO treatment groups. Neuropathic pain developed in rats following CCI of the sciatic nerve...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058004/testicular-cancer-in-down-syndrome-with-spinal-cord-metastases
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Turky Almouhissen, Hattan Badr, Bassam AlMatrafi, Noor Alessa, Anmar Nassir
A 22-year-old male patient with Down syndrome was referred to our hospital with a vast left testicular mass. He underwent a left radical inguinal orchiectomy, and a histopathological examination of the mass showed a yolk sac tumor invading the epididymis. The patient was discharged in a satisfactory condition. Sixteen days later, the patient presented again complaining of lower limb weakness. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine showed metastatic lesions compressing the dorsal spine, and he underwent emergency surgical decompression...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057095/-comparison-of-curative-effect-and-prognosis-analysis-of-patients-with-spinal-metastases-treated-by-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-combined-with-postoperative-radiotherapy-and-radiotherapy-alone
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X Y Cao, Y S Liu, M X Lei, S B Liu, S G Zhou, Y C Cao, W G Jiang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty(PVP) combined with postoperative radiotherapy and radiotherapy alone in the treatment of spinal metastatic tumors and to evaluate the prognostic factors for survival. Methods: From December 2011 to December 2015, according to the choice of treatment, patients in group A(60 cases) were treated with PVP combined with postoperative radiotherapy and those in group B(50 cases) underwent radiotherapy alone, age, sex, primary tumor type , and other basic characteristics were analyzed in both groups in department of orthopedics and radiotherapy department, 307 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049505/surgical-intervention-for-vertebral-metastases-may-benefit-lung-cancer-patients-no-less-than-other-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Takashi Kobayashi, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Toshiki Abe, Eiji Abe, Kazuma Kikuchi, Yoichi Shimada, Seiko Matsumoto, Shin Fukui
BACKGROUND: Spinal metastasis is considered to have a worse prognosis in lung cancer than in other cancers, but recent clinical studies report improved overall survival of lung cancer. We compared the postoperative prognoses of vertebral metastatic tumors from lung with other types of cancer. METHODS: From 2011 to 2015, 31 Japanese patients (mean age 73 years, range 55-88 years; 19 males, 12 females) underwent surgery for spinal metastasis at our center. We observed patients retrospectively in March 2016, dividing them into groups by cancer type: lung (LK group, n = 10); prostate, breast, or thyroid (PB group, n = 12); and other (OT group, n = 9)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048629/tu-h-campus-jep2-04-deriving-delivered-doses-to-assess-the-viability-of-2-5-mm-margins-in-head-and-neck-sbrt
#15
S Lin, Q Shang, S Pirozzi, A Godley
PURPOSE: To calculate the delivered dose for head and neck SBRT patients using pre-treatment images. This delivered dose was then used to determine the viability of 2.5 mm margins. METHODS: Daily cone beam CTs (CBCTs) were collected for 20 patients along with a planning CT, planned dose, and planning structures. The day 1 CBCT was aligned to the planning CT using the treatment shifts (six degrees of freedom) and then the dose and contours were transferred to the CBCT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048527/su-f-t-544-development-of-a-clinically-feasible-workflow-of-4d-mri-based-treatment-planning-for-liver-sbrt
#16
S Han, F Yin, B Czito, M Palta, J Cai
PURPOSE: To develop a clinically feasible workflow of 4D MRI-based treatment planning for liver SBRT. METHODS: A clinical workflow based on 4D MRI for liver SBRT was designed to largely simulate the same procedure as 4D CT for lung SBRT. Key features of the workflow include: (1) contouring tumor volume at each phases (2) contouring more structures, (3) assigning CT numbers to structures for dose calculation. Uncertainties (bone delineation, MRI distortion, CT number assignment, etc...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048461/we-e-brb-01-personalized-motion-management-strategies-for-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-therapy
#17
X Zhu
: Strategies for treating thoracic and liver tumors using pencil beam scanning proton therapy Thoracic and liver tumors have not been treated with pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy until recently. This is because of concerns about the significant interplay effects between proton spot scanning and patient's respiratory motion. However, not all tumors have unacceptable magnitude of motion for PBS proton therapy. Therefore it is important to analyze the motion and understand the significance of the interplay effect for each patient...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048366/su-f-t-632-on-the-use-of-intensity-modulated-arc-therapy-for-thoracic-vertebral-metastases-sbrt-treatment
#18
D Pokhrel, M Mallory, R Badkul, H Jiang, H Saleh, F Wang, C Lominska
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate quality, efficiency and delivery accuracy of intensity modulated arc therapy (IMAT) plans for thoracic-vertebral metastases using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). METHODS: After obtaining approval of RPC-benchmark plan, seven previously treated thoracic-vertebral metastases patients with non-coplanar hybrid arcs(NC-HA)using 1-2 3D-dynamic conformal partial-arcs plus 7-9 IMRT-beams were re-optimized with IMAT using 3 full co-planar arcs...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048300/th-cd-206-10-clinical-application-of-the-mind-demons-algorithm-for-symmetric-diffeomorphic-deformable-mr-to-ct-image-registration-in-spinal-interventions
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S Reaungamornrat, T De Silva, A Uneri, J Wolinsky, A Khanna, G Kleinszig, S Vogt, J Prince, J Siewerdsen
PURPOSE: Accurate intraoperative localization of target anatomy (e.g., tumors and vertebral levels) and critical structures (e.g., nerves and vessels) is essential to safe, effective surgery. Preoperative CT/MR images can be used to identify such vital anatomy in intraoperative images through multimodality deformable registration. We proposed a deformable registration method to align preoperative MR to intraoperative CT using modality-independent neighborhood descriptors (MIND) and a Huber metric for robust registration...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048228/su-f-p-26-study-of-radiation-dose-evaluation-for-organs-at-risk-using-mri-in-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#20
G Gong, Y Guo, Y Yin
PURPOSE: To study the contour and dosimetric feature of organs at risk (OARs) applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) compared to computed tomography (CT) images. METHODS: 35 NPC patients was selected into this trail. CT simulation with non-contrast and contrast enhanced scan, MRI simulation with non-contrast and contrast enhanced T1, T2 and diffusion weighted imaging were achieved sequentially...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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