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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793057/ellagic-acid-protects-from-myelin-associated-sphingolipid-loss-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Rebeca Busto, Jorge Serna, Aránzazu Perianes-Cachero, Rocío Quintana-Portillo, David García-Seisdedos, Alberto Canfrán-Duque, Carlos L Paino, Milagros Lerma, María E Casado, Antonia Martín-Hidalgo, Eduardo Arilla-Ferreiro, Miguel A Lasunción, Óscar Pastor
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the most common model for multiple sclerosis, is characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration into the central nervous system and demyelination. Previous studies have demonstrated that administration of some polyphenols may reduce the neurological alterations of EAE. In this work, we show that ellagic acid, a polyphenolic compound, is beneficial in EAE, most likely through stimulation of ceramide biosynthesis within the brain. EAE was induced in Lewis rats by injection of guinea-pig spinal cord tissue along with Freund's complete adjuvant containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
May 21, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790976/cancer-dissemination-hydrocephalus-and-survival-after-cerebral-ventricular-entry-during-high-grade-glioma-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Akshitkumar M Mistry, Patrick D Kelly, Reid C Thompson, Lola B Chambless
BACKGROUND: The consequences of ventricular entry during resection of high-grade gliomas (HGG) are uncertain and often not detectable clinically. OBJECTIVE: To reveal odds of tumor dissemination, hydrocephalus, and mortality in adult patients who had ventricular entry during surgical resection of HGG. METHODS: Titles and abstracts of published journals in the NCBI/NLM PubMed and OVID EMBASE databases were searched without language restriction and systematically screened...
May 22, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790725/the-utilization-of-fluorescein-in-brain-tumor-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Claudio Cavallo, Camilla De Laurentis, Ignazio G Vetrano, Jacopo Falco, Morgan Broggi, Marco Schiariti, Paolo Ferroli, Francesco Acerbi
INTRODUCTION: Sodium Fluorescein (SF) is a green, water-soluble dye with the capacity to accumulate in cerebral areas as a result of damaged blood-brain barrier (BBB); this property allows SF to concentrate specifically at the tumor site of various types of brain neoplasms, making the tumor tissue more clearly visible. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search (1947-2018) was conducted with the keywords "fluorescein neurosurgery", "YELLOW neurosurgery", "fluorescein brain tumor", "YELLOW brain tumor"...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747666/survival-of-rats-bearing-advanced-intracerebral-f-98-tumors-after-glutathione-depletion-and-microbeam-radiation-therapy-conclusions-from-a-pilot-project
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E Schültke, E Bräuer-Krisch, H Blattmann, H Requardt, J A Laissue, G Hildebrandt
BACKGROUND: Resistance to radiotherapy is frequently encountered in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. It is caused at least partially by the high glutathione content in the tumour tissue. Therefore, the administration of the glutathione synthesis inhibitor Buthionine-SR-Sulfoximine (BSO) should increase survival time. METHODS: BSO was tested in combination with an experimental synchrotron-based treatment, microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), characterized by spatially and periodically alternating microscopic dose distribution...
May 10, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746544/free-water-modeling-of-peritumoral-edema-using-multi-fiber-tractography-application-to-tracking-the-arcuate-fasciculus-for-neurosurgical-planning
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Shun Gong, Fan Zhang, Isaiah Norton, Walid I Essayed, Prashin Unadkat, Laura Rigolo, Ofer Pasternak, Yogesh Rathi, Lijun Hou, Alexandra J Golby, Lauren J O'Donnell
PURPOSE: Peritumoral edema impedes the full delineation of fiber tracts due to partial volume effects in image voxels that contain a mixture of cerebral parenchyma and extracellular water. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of incorporating a free water (FW) model of edema for white matter tractography in the presence of edema. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 26 consecutive brain tumor patients with diffusion MRI and T2-weighted images acquired presurgically...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741274/neurologic-impairments-from-pediatric-low-grade-glioma-by-tumor-location-and-timing-of-diagnosis
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Zsila S Sadighi, Elizabeth Curtis, Jennifer Zabrowksi, Catherine Billups, Amar Gajjar, Raja Khan, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: The neurologic outcomes of low-grade gliomas (LGGs) according to tumor location and duration of presenting symptoms remain poorly characterized in children. PROCEDURE: We retrospectively reviewed neurologic impairments in 246 pediatric patients with LGGs (88 with optic pathway and midline tumors, 56 with posterior fossa tumors, 52 with cerebral hemisphere tumors, 35 with brainstem tumors, and 15 with spinal cord tumors) who were treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital between 1995 and 2005...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733378/assessing-the-predictability-of-idh-mutation-and-mgmt-methylation-status-in-glioma-patients-using-relaxation-compensated-multi-pool-cest-mri-at-7-0-tesla
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Daniel Paech, Johannes Windschuh, Johanna Oberhollenzer, Constantin Dreher, Felix Sahm, Jan-Eric Meissner, Steffen Goerke, Patrick Schuenke, Moritz Zaiss, Sebastian Regnery, Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Philipp Bäumer, Martin Bendszus, Wolfgang Wick, Andreas Unterberg, Peter Bachert, Mark Edward Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Alexander Radbruch
Background: Early identification of prognostic superior characteristics in glioma patients such as Isocitrate dehydrogenase(IDH)-mutation and O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) promotor methylation status is of great clinical importance. The study purpose was to investigate the non-invasive predictability of IDH-mutation status, MGMT promotor methylation, and differentiation of lower versus higher grade glioma (LGG vs. HGG) in newly-diagnosed patients employing relaxation-compensated multi-pool Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 7...
May 4, 2018: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731274/development-of-moyamoya-disease-after-non-herpetic-acute-limbic-encephalitis-a-case-report
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Yasuhiro Takahashi, Takeshi Mikami, Hime Suzuki, Katsuya Komatsu, Daisuke Yamamoto, Shun Shimohama, Kiyohiro Houkin, Shintaro Sugita, Tadashi Hasegawa, Nobuhiro Mikuni
We report a case of moyamoya disease (MMD), which developed after non-herpetic acute limbic encephalitis (NHALE) associated with anti-leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1 (LGI1) antibody. The patient's mother had a history of MMD. No vascular lesions were identified at the time of the NHALE. Nine years later, the patient visited our hospital due to memory disturbances and repeated transient ischemic attacks affecting the right limb. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging revealed scattered areas of signal hyperintensity, and the patient was ultimately diagnosed with MMD based on angiography...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720725/inhibition-of-gpr158-by-microrna-449a-suppresses-neural-lineage-of-glioma-stem-progenitor-cells-and-correlates-with-higher-glioma-grades
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Ningning Li, Ying Zhang, Kastytis Sidlauskas, Matthew Ellis, Ian Evans, Paul Frankel, Joanne Lau, Tedani El-Hassan, Loredana Guglielmi, Jessica Broni, Angela Richard-Loendt, Sebastian Brandner
To identify biomarkers for glioma growth, invasion and progression, we used a candidate gene approach in mouse models with two complementary brain tumour phenotypes, developing either slow-growing, diffusely infiltrating gliomas or highly proliferative, non-invasive primitive neural tumours. In a microRNA screen we first identified microRNA-449a as most significantly differentially expressed between these two tumour types. miR-449a has a target dependent effect, inhibiting cell growth and migration by downregulation of CCND1 and suppressing neural phenotypes by inhibition of G protein coupled-receptor (GPR) 158...
May 3, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719853/reconstruction-of-white-matter-fibre-tracts-using-diffusion-kurtosis-tensor-imaging-at-1-5t-pre-surgical-planning-in-patients-with-gliomas
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Joao Leote, Rita G Nunes, Luis Cerqueira, Ricardo Loução, Hugo A Ferreira
Tractography studies for pre-surgical planning of primary brain tumors is typically done using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which cannot resolve crossing, kissing or highly angulated fibres. Tractography based on the estimation of the diffusion kurtosis (DK) tensor was recently demonstrated to enable tackling these limitations. However, its use in the clinical context at low 1.5T field has not yet been reported. Purpose: To evaluate if the estimation of whole-brain tractography using the DK tensor is feasible for pre-surgical investigation of patients with brain tumors at 1...
2018: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708252/dna-aptamers-from-whole-cell-selex-as-new-diagnostic-agents-against-glioblastoma-multiforme-cells
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Qiaoyi Wu, Yuzhe Wang, Hongyao Wang, Liang Wu, Huimin Zhang, Yanling Song, Zhi Zhu, Dezhi Kang, Chaoyong Yang
Glioma is a cancer derived from transformed glial cells, which are often invasive and display a heterogeneous cell population. Currently, no trustworthy biomarkers for the detection and risk stratification of glioma have been discovered. The objective of the present research was to select DNA aptamers to facilitate early diagnosis and effective therapy of glioma. Using cell-SELEX, three aptamers (WYZ-37, WYZ-41, WYZ-50), which can specifically recognize the molecular differences between target cells T98G and negative cells SVGp12, were identified...
April 30, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705876/comparative-study-of-pulsed-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-imaging-by-histogram-analysis-in-evaluation-of-glial-tumors
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Atsuko Arisawa, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hisashi Tanaka, Hiroto Takahashi, Chisato Matsuo, Takuya Fujiwara, Masahiro Fujiwara, Yasunori Fujimoto, Noriyuki Tomiyama
PURPOSE: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is a non-invasive perfusion technique that may be an alternative to dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging (DSC-MRI) for assessment of brain tumors. To our knowledge, there have been no reports on histogram analysis of ASL. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ASL is comparable with DSC-MRI in terms of differentiating high-grade and low-grade gliomas by evaluating the histogram analysis of cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the entire tumor...
April 29, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696532/quantitative-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-perfusion-weighted-imaging-guided-customized-gamma-knife-re-irradiation-of-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas
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Bao Wang, Peng Zhao, Yi Zhang, Mingxu Ge, Chuanjin Lan, Chuanting Li, Qi Pang, Shangchen Xu, Yingchao Liu
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of recurrent high-grade gliomas (rHGG) has always been challenging. This study aimed to explore the treatment effect of quantitative dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion-weighted imaging (DSC-PWI)-guided gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) on rHGG. METHODS: Between April 2014 and July 2016, 26 consecutive patients were treated by quantitative DSC-PWI-guided GKRS as salvage treatment for rHGG. The gross tumor volume (GTV) was defined as the high perfusion area on absolute cerebral blood volume maps, with a cutoff value of 22 ml/100 g...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694897/glioblastoma-model-using-human-cerebral-organoids
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Junko Ogawa, Gerald M Pao, Maxim N Shokhirev, Inder M Verma
We have developed a cancer model of gliomas in human cerebral organoids that allows direct observation of tumor initiation as well as continuous microscopic observations. We used CRISPR/Cas9 technology to target an HRasG12V -IRES-tdTomato construct by homologous recombination into the TP53 locus. Results show that transformed cells rapidly become invasive and destroy surrounding organoid structures, overwhelming the entire organoid. Tumor cells in the organoids can be orthotopically xenografted into immunodeficient NOD/SCID IL2RG-/- animals, exhibiting an invasive phenotype...
April 24, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681812/a-58-year-old-woman-with-left-sided-weakness-and-a-history-of-a-pediatric-brain-tumor-a-case-report
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Shaakir Hasan, Michael J Gigliotti, Melvin Deutsch, Stacey L Reed, Rodney E Wegner
Background: An uncommon but well-established complication of cranial irradiation is secondary neoplasm. This case presentation documents a radiation-induced malignant glioma 55 years after being diagnosed with "cerebral sarcoma," now defined as atypical meningioma. This not only represents the longest reported latency period for a patient initially receiving over 30 Gy, but also provides a valuable historical perspective of neuro-oncology. Clinical Presentation: A 58-year-old female presenting with progressive left-sided upper and lower extremity weakness with a past medical history significant for "cerebral sarcoma" was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675474/brain-tumor-characterization-using-multibiometric-evaluation-of-mri
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Faris Durmo, Jimmy Lätt, Anna Rydelius, Silke Engelholm, Sara Kinhult, Krister Askaner, Elisabet Englund, Johan Bengzon, Markus Nilsson, Isabella M Björkman-Burtscher, Thomas Chenevert, Linda Knutsson, Pia C Sundgren
The aim was to evaluate volume, diffusion, and perfusion metrics for better presurgical differentiation between high-grade gliomas (HGG), low-grade gliomas (LGG), and metastases (MET). For this retrospective study, 43 patients with histologically verified intracranial HGG (n = 18), LGG (n = 10), and MET (n = 15) were chosen. Preoperative magnetic resonance data included pre- and post-gadolinium contrast-enhanced T1-weighted fluid-attenuated inversion recover, cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), fractional anisotropy, and apparent diffusion coefficient maps used for quantification of magnetic resonance biometrics by manual delineation of regions of interest...
March 2018: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673894/anisotropy-of-anomalous-diffusion-improves-the-accuracy-of-differentiating-low-and-high-grade-cerebral-gliomas
#17
Boyan Xu, Lu Su, Zhenxiong Wang, Yang Fan, Gaolang Gong, Wenzhen Zhu, Peiyi Gao, Jia-Hong Gao
BACKGROUND: Anomalous diffusion model has been introduced and shown to be beneficial in clinical applications. However, only the directionally averaged values of anomalous diffusion parameters were investigated, and the anisotropy of anomalous diffusion remains unexplored. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of using anisotropy of anomalous diffusion for differentiating low- and high-grade cerebral gliomas. METHODS: Diffusion MRI images were acquired from brain tumor patients and analyzed using the fractional motion (FM) model...
April 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666881/pathological-factors-contributing-to-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis-in-cerebral-gliomas-a-study-combining-perfusion-diffusion-and-structural-mr-imaging
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Xiaoxue Liu, Jianrui Li, Qiang Xu, Dante Mantini, Peng Wang, Yuan Xie, Yifei Weng, Chiyuan Ma, Kangjian Sun, Zhiqiang Zhang, Guangming Lu
PURPOSE: To investigate imaging features of crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) in cerebral gliomas, and its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. METHODS: Thirty-three pre-surgical patients with cerebral gliomas and 33 healthy controls underwent arterial spin-labeling, diffusion tensor imaging, and high-resolution T1-weighted imaging using MRI, in order to estimate cerebral blood flow (CBF), white matter integrity, and lesion volume, respectively. Asymmetry indices of CBF in the cerebellum were used for evaluating the level of CCD in the patients...
June 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658349/biodegradable-hybrid-structured-nanofibrous-membrane-supported-chemoprotective-gene-therapy-enhances-chemotherapy-tolerance-and-efficacy-in-malignant-glioma-rats
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Shih-Jung Liu, Tao-Chieh Yang, Shun-Tai Yang, Ying-Chun Chen, Yuan-Yun Tseng
Chemotherapy is ineffective for treating malignant glioma (MG) because of the low therapeutic levels of pharmaceuticals in tumour tissues and the well-known tumour resistance. The resistance to alkylators is modulated by the DNA repair protein O6 -alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase (AGT). O6 -benzylguanine (O6 -BG) can irreversibly inactivate AGT by competing with O6 -methylguanine and has been confirmed to increase the therapeutic activity of alkylators. We developed hybrid-structured poly[(d,l)-lactide-co-glycolide] nanofibrous membranes (HSNMs) that enable the sequential and sustained release of O6 -BG and two alkylators (carmustine and temozolomide [TMZ])...
April 16, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651771/remote-brain-microhaemorrhages-may-predict-haematoma-in-glioma-patients-treated-with-radiation-therapy
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Augustin Lecler, Frédérique Charbonneau, Dimitri Psimaras, Marie-Astrid Metten, Antoine Gueguen, Khe Hoang Xuan, Loic Feuvret, Julien Savatovsky
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of cerebral remote microhaemorrhages (RMH) and remote haematomas (RH) using magnetic resonance susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) among patients treated for gliomas during follow-up. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective single centre longitudinal study on 58 consecutive patients treated for gliomas from January 2009 through December 2010. Our institutional review board approved this study. We evaluated the presence and number of RMH and RH found outside the brain tumour on follow-up MR imaging...
April 12, 2018: European Radiology
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