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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522182/hodotopy-neuroplasticity-and-diffuse-gliomas
#1
H Duffau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The historical approach in neurooncology is used to mainly investigate the tumor, with very few considerations regarding the brain itself. Nonetheless, to select the best personalized therapeutic management for each patient with a diffuse glioma, i.e. to optimize the "onco-functional balance", the brain reaction induced by glioma growth and migration should be studied. Indeed, due to strong interactions between the glioma and the brain, cerebral adaptive phenomena often occur in order to maintain neurological and cognitive functions, as well as to compensate glioma spreading...
May 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515410/differentiating-between-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-and-high-grade-glioma-using-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-with-histogram-analysis
#2
Kazuhiro Murayama, Yuya Nishiyama, Yuichi Hirose, Masato Abe, Shigeharu Ohyu, Ayako Ninomiya, Takashi Fukuba, Kazuhiro Katada, Hiroshi Toyama
PURPOSE: We evaluated the diagnostic performance of histogram analysis of data from a combination of dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI for quantitative differentiation between central nervous system lymphoma (CNSL) and high-grade glioma (HGG), with the aim of identifying useful perfusion parameters as objective radiological markers for differentiating between them. METHODS: Eight lesions with CNSLs and 15 with HGGs who underwent MRI examination, including DCE and DSC-MRI, were enrolled in our retrospective study...
May 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490167/endoscopic-treatment-of-an-adult-with-tegmental-astrocytoma-accompanied-by-cerebrospinal-fluid-dissemination
#3
Runchun Lu, Chuzhong Li, Xinsheng Wang, Yazhuo Zhang
Midbrain gliomas are relatively rare neoplasms with a generally benign prognosis, with dissemination or metastasis not previously reported. We describe here a woman, in whom magnetic resonance imaging scans showed hydrocephalus and a tegmental lesion in the upper aqueduct. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and biopsy were performed; during surgery, a second small lesion was observed in the infundibular recess. Histologically, the two lesions had the characteristics of low grade astrocytoma, suggesting that the midbrain astrocytoma may have been disseminated via the cerebral spinal fluid to the infundibular recess...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488024/glioma-grading-and-determination-of-idh-mutation-status-and-atrx-loss-by-dce-and-asl-perfusion
#4
Cornelia Brendle, Johann-Martin Hempel, Jens Schittenhelm, Marco Skardelly, Ghazaleh Tabatabai, Benjamin Bender, Ulrike Ernemann, Uwe Klose
PURPOSE: To evaluate arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) perfusion in glioma grading according to the previous WHO classification of 2007, as well as concerning isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutation status and ATRX expression as required by the new WHO 2016 brain tumor classification. METHODS: The mean values of Ktrans, Kep, Ve, and Vp by DCE perfusion, and cerebral blood flow (CBF) by ASL perfusion were assessed retrospectively in 40 patients with initial glioma diagnosis...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486262/an-adolescent-presenting-with-seizures-as-a-symptom-of-gliomatosis-cerebri
#5
Elena Blanco-Iglesias, Beatriz Cabeza, Elena Garcia Esparza, Inmaculada de Prada, Alvaro Lassaletta, Marcelo Budke, Ana Serrano
Gliomatosis cerebri is a diffuse infiltrating glioma of neuroepithelial origin that affects more than 2 cerebral lobes. This is rarely seen in pediatric patients. The clinical presentation and imaging are very unspecific, and a biopsy is typically needed for the diagnosis. Given the widespread nature of the disease, surgical treatment is not possible and has a poor overall prognosis. A pediatric patient presented with elevated intracranial pressure. All initial studies were negative, and the imaging showed a symmetrical affection involving the supratentorial and infratentorial regions...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481809/vessel-masked-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-histogram-analysis-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-the-grading-of-glioma
#6
Atsuko Arisawa, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hisashi Tanaka, Hiroto Takahashi, Chisato Matsuo, Takuya Fujiwara, Yasunori Fujimoto, Kouji Yamamoto, Noriyuki Tomiyama
OBJECTIVE: Dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging is widely used to assess glioma grade; histogram analyses are used for precise tumor perfusion evaluations. We evaluated the effect of vessel contamination in normalized cerebral blood volume (nCBV) to differentiate high- and low-grade gliomas. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with gliomas underwent dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Both traditional and vessel-masked nCBV maps were constructed...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468611/clinical-association-analysis-of-ependymomas-and-pilocytic-astrocytomas-reveals-elevated-fgfr3-and-fgfr1-expression-in-aggressive-ependymomas
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Birgitta Lehtinen, Annina Raita, Juha Kesseli, Matti Annala, Kristiina Nordfors, Olli Yli-Harja, Wei Zhang, Tapio Visakorpi, Matti Nykter, Hannu Haapasalo, Kirsi J Granberg
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) are well-known proto-oncogenes in several human malignancies and are currently therapeutically targeted in clinical trials. Among glioma subtypes, activating FGFR1 alterations have been observed in a subpopulation of pilocytic astrocytomas while FGFR3 fusions occur in IDH wild-type diffuse gliomas, resulting in high FGFR3 protein expression. The purpose of this study was to associate FGFR1 and FGFR3 protein levels with clinical features and genetic alterations in ependymoma and pilocytic astrocytoma...
May 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450850/cholecystokinin-from-local-gut-hormone-to-ubiquitous-messenger
#8
REVIEW
Jens F Rehfeld
Cholecystokinin (CCK) was discovered in 1928 in jejunal extracts as a gallbladder contraction factor. It was later shown to be member of a peptide family, which are all ligands for the CCK1 and CCK2 receptors. CCK peptides are known to be synthetized in small intestinal endocrine I-cells and cerebral neurons. But in addition, CCK is expressed in several endocrine glands (pituitary cells, thyroid C-cells, pancreatic islets, the adrenals, and the testes); in peripheral nerves; in cortical and medullary kidney cells; in cardial myocytes; and in cells of the immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449234/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-computed-tomographic-characteristics-of-a-glioma-causing-calvarial-erosion-in-a-dog
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Alfredo Recio, Cristian de la Fuente, Martí Pumarola, Yvonne Espada, Sònia Añor
An 8-year-old female Boxer was examined for acute onset of seizures. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an intra-axial mass with imaging features consistent with glioma was observed in the right cerebral hemisphere. A defect in the temporal bone adjacent to the mass was observed. Postmortem computed tomography (CT) confirmed temporal bone osteolysis and necropsy demonstrated a glioblastoma with associated calvarial erosion. Although occasionally described in human medicine, to our knowledge, this is the first description of a brain glioma causing calvarial erosion in a dog...
April 27, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441400/a-genomics-approach-identifies-selective-effects-of-trans-resveratrol-in-cerebral-cortex-neuron-and-glia-gene-expression
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Gemma Navarro, Eva Martínez-Pinilla, Alejandro Sánchez-Melgar, Raquel Ortiz, Véronique Noé, Mairena Martín, Carlos Ciudad, Rafael Franco
The mode of action of trans-resveratrol, a promising lead compound for the development of neuroprotective drugs, is unknown. Data from a functional genomics study were retrieved with the aim to find differentially expressed genes that may be involved in the benefits provided by trans-resveratrol. Genes that showed a significantly different expression (p<0.05, cut-off of a two-fold change) in mice fed with a control diet or a control diet containing trans-resveratrol were different in cortex, heart and skeletal muscle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440425/mitochondrial-transcription-factor-a-tfam-is-upregulated-in-glioma
#11
Hyunji Lee, Jisoo Park, Quangdon Tran, Dohoon Kim, Youngeun Hong, Hyeonjeong Cho, So Hee Kwon, Derek Brazil, Seon-Hwan Kim, Jongsun Park
Mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM), which was initially discovered as a transcription factor for mitochondrial DNA, has known to be critical for the regulation of mitochondrial DNA. However the possible involvement of TFAM in cancer is largely unknown. In this study, we have provided some evidence that TFAM may have a potential role in brain tumor. Western blot analysis with anti‑TFAM antibody indicated that TFAM is overexpressed in glioblastoma cell lines including U87MG and U251MG. Transcriptome profiling of U87MG and U251MG cells by using deep‑sequencing revealed that TFAM transcripts were upregulated in these cells compared to its of cerebral cortex...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439322/susceptibility-imaging-in-glial-tumor-grading-using-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-mr-system-and-32-channel-head-coil
#12
Omer Aydin, Ramazan Buyukkaya, Bahattin Hakyemez
BACKGROUND: Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a velocity compensated, high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) spoiled gradient-echo sequence that uses magnitude and filtered-phase data. SWI seems to be a valuable tool for non-invasive evaluation of central nervous system gliomas. Relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) ratio is one of the best noninvasive methods for glioma grading. Degree of intratumoral susceptibility signal (ITSS) on SWI correlates with rCBV ratio and histopathological grade...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431605/global-brain-atrophy-and-metabolic-dysfunction-in-lgi1-encephalitis-a-prospective-multimodal-mri-study
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Monika Szots, Morten Blaabjerg, Gergely Orsi, Pernille Iversen, Daniel Kondziella, Camilla G Madsen, Ellen Garde, Peter O Magnusson, Peter Barsi, Ferenc Nagy, Hartwig R Siebner, Zsolt Illes
BACKGROUND: Chronic cognitive deficits are frequent in leucin-rich glioma-inactivated 1 protein (LGI1) encephalitis. We examined structural and metabolic brain abnormalities following LGI1 encephalitis and correlated findings with acute and follow-up clinical outcomes. METHODS: Nine patients underwent prospective multimodal 3 Tesla MRI 33.1±18months after disease onset, including automated volumetry, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416459/the-error-of-broca-from-the-traditional-localizationist-concept-to-a-connectomal-anatomy-of-human-brain
#14
REVIEW
Hugues Duffau
Neurology, especially aphasiology, was mainly built on behavioral-structural correlations ("lesion method"). In this setting, Broca's area has been considered as the "speech area"; moreover, this observation led to localizationism. However, advances in brain mapping techniques, as functional neuroimaging and direct electrical stimulation in patients undergoing awake surgery for gliomas, has resulted in a paradigmatic shift regarding models of neural architecture. In fact, the brain is organized in distributed complex networks underpinning sensorimotor, visuospatial, language, cognitive and emotional functions...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391601/retrospective-evaluation-of-cerebral-tumors-resect-a-clinical-database-of-pre-operative-mri-and-intra-operative-ultrasound-in-low-grade-glioma-surgeries
#15
Yiming Xiao, Maryse Fortin, Geirmund Unsgård, Hassan Rivaz, Ingerid Reinertsen
PURPOSE: The advancement of medical image processing techniques, such as image registration, can effectively help improve the accuracy and efficiency of brain tumor surgeries. However, it is often challenging to validate these techniques with real clinical data due to the rarity of such publicly available repositories. ACQUISITION AND VALIDATION METHODS: Pre-operative magnetic resonance images (MRI), and intra-operative ultrasound (US) scans were acquired from 23 patients with low-grade glioma who underwent surgeries at St...
April 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382379/posttreatment-dsc-mri-is-predictive-of-early-treatment-failure-in-children-with-supratentorial-high-grade-glioma-treated-with-erlotinib
#16
John T Lucas, Brendan J Knapp, Jinsoo Uh, Chia-Ho Hua, Thomas E Merchant, Scott N Hwang, Zoltan Patay, Alberto Broniscer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of perfusion imaging in the management of pediatric high grade glioma is unclear. We evaluated the ability of dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging (DSC-MRI) to determine grade, evaluate post-treatment response and predict treatment failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study 22 patients with high-grade glioma underwent biopsy and were treated with concurrent and sequential radiotherapy and erlotinib as part of a phase I/II clinical trial (NCT00124657)...
April 5, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377258/cavernoma-new-insights-from-an-unusual-case
#17
G Sokratous, I Ughratdar, R Selway, Safa Al-Sarraj, K Ashkan
Rapid growth in cerebral cavernous malformation is rare. We present the case of a 71 year old patient with known multiple cavernomas over many years in whom one lesion showed rapid expansion in size. Histological examination revealed co-existence of glioblastoma within the cavernoma. We review the literature for similar cases and discuss the potential mechanisms underlying this phenomenon. Review of the literature revealed four cases with known cerebral cavernous malformations that have later developed, at the same site, a high grade glioma...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351322/pvt1-affects-growth-of-glioma-microvascular-endothelial-cells-by-negatively-regulating-mir-186
#18
Yawen Ma, Ping Wang, Yixue Xue, Chengbin Qu, Jian Zheng, Xiaobai Liu, Jun Ma, Yunhui Liu
Vigorous angiogenesis is one of the reasons for the poor prognosis of glioma. A number of studies have shown that long non-coding RNA can affect a variety of biological behaviors of tumors. However, the influence of long non-coding RNAs on glioma vascular endothelial cells remains unclear. To simulate the glioma microenvironment, we applied glioma-conditioned medium to human cerebral microvascular endothelial cells. The long non-coding RNA PVT1 was found to be highly expressed in glioma vascular endothelial cells...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341002/seroprevalence-survey-of-selective-anti-neuronal-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-first-episode-schizophrenia-and-chronic-schizophrenia
#19
Chia-Hsiang Chen, Min-Chih Cheng, Chih-Min Liu, Chen-Chung Liu, Ko-Huan Lin, Hai-Gwo Hwu
Autoimmune encephalopathy caused by autoantibodies against neuronal cell-surface proteins in the brain is a newly discovered disease category associated with psychiatric disorders. Correct diagnosis of this condition relies on the detection of specific autoantibodies in the blood or cerebral spinal fluid in addition to the clinical presentations. The study aimed to understand the seroprevalence of selective anti-neuronal autoantibodies in our patients with schizophrenia. First, we screened for six anti-neuronal autoantibodies in an archived blood sample collected from patients with the first-episode schizophrenia...
March 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340494/postoperative-care-of-patients-with-high-grade-glioma-is-there-a-real-need-for-the-neurocritical-icu-and-early-ct-scan
#20
Roberto Altieri, Fabio Cofano, Alessandro Agnoletti, Riccardo Fornaro, Marco Ajello, Francesco Zenga, Alessandro Ducati, Diego Garbossa
Background Pressure on economic resources now requires a careful rationalization of services. For adult patients with supratentorial gliomas, there is no consensus on the real need for care in a postoperative neurocritical intensive care unit (NICU) and on the timing of a postsurgical computed tomography (CT) scan. In this retrospective nonrandomized study, we assessed if and when there is a real need for NICU and if an early CT scan could be justified in the absence of neurologic worsening. Methods Of 264 patients, 21 were admitted to the NICU after the procedure as planned before the surgery for their clinical features (Karnofsky performance status < 70, American Society of Anesthesiologists score > 2, or Charlson Comorbidity Index > 5)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
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