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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162303/cervical-intradural-disc-herniation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Qing Guan, Fei Xing, Ye Long, Zhou Xiang
BACKGROUND: Cervical intradural disc herniation (CIDH) is rare, and diagnosis and treatment are challenging. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of CIDH. METHOD: The presentation, imaging manifestations, diagnosis, management, prognosis and possible pathogenesis were reviewed following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. English-language studies and case reports published from inception to 2017 were retrieved...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155344/freehand-technique-for-c2-pedicle-and-pars-screw-placement-safe-or-not
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Prachya Punyarat, K Daniel Riew, Benjamin T Klawson, Colleen Peters, Thamrong Lertudomphonwanit, Jacob M Buchowski
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: During placement of C2 pedicle and pars screws, intraoperative fluoroscopy is used so that neurovascular complications can be avoided, and screws can be placed in the proper position. However, this method is time consuming and increases radiation exposure. Furthermore, it does not guarantee completely safe and accurate screw placement. PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety of the C2 pedicle and pars screw placement without fluoroscopic or other guidance methods...
November 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113926/the-role-of-microrna-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Yuan-Bo Pan, Zhao-Liang Sun, Dong-Fu Feng
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem that causes high mortality and disability worldwide. Secondary brain damage from this type of injury may cause brain edema, blood-brain barrier destruction, and neurological dysfunction. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and play vital roles in maintaining and regulating physiological function. Notably, studies suggest that miRNA levels are altered in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus of rats and mice after TBI...
November 4, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111374/layer-by-layer-coating-of-nh2-silicate-polycarboxylic-acid-polymer-saturated-by-ni-2-onto-the-super-magnetic-nife2o4-nanoparticles-for-sensitive-and-bio-valuable-separation-of-his-tagged-proteins
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Seyede Zohreh Mirahmadi-Zare, Fatemeh Aboutalebi, Maryam Allafchian, Leila Pirjamali, Mohammad-Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
Magnetic nanoparticles NiFe2O4 was synthesized and covered in the silicate lattice of (3-Aminopropyl) triethoxysilane (APS) by the sol-gel process. Subsequently, the EDTA-dianhydride was attached to the amino surface of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) during the nucleophilic attack. This polycarboxylic layer trapped the high level of nickel ions for selective bonding to the His-tagged recombinant protein. The surface of MNPs was investigated by TEM, XRD, SEM (EDSA), VSM, BET, FT-IR and zeta potential analysis which characterized the size, chemical lattice, morphology, magnetic strength, specific surface area, functional groups and charge of the surface of nanoparticles...
October 28, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110769/impaired-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure
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Jan Hoffmann
Abnormalities of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure are relatively common and may lead to a variety of symptoms, with headache usually being the most prominent one. The clinical presentation of alterations in CSF pressure may vary significantly and show a striking similitude to several primary headache syndromes. While an increase in CSF pressure may be of primary or secondary origin, a pathologic decrease of CSF pressure is usually the result of a meningeal rupture with a resulting leakage of CSF. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) remain largely unknown...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107157/efficacy-reliability-and-safety-of-completely-autologous-fibrin-glue-in-neurosurgical-procedures-single-center-retrospective-large-number-case-study
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Noriyuki Nakayama, Hirohito Yano, Yusuke Egashira, Yukiko Enomoto, Naoyuki Ohe, Nobuhiro Kanemura, Junichi Kitagawa, Toru Iwama
OBJECTIVE: Commercially available fibrin glue (Com-FG) used commonly worldwide is produced with pooled human plasma from multiple donors and is added bovine aprotinin, however, which involves the risk of infection, allogenic immunity, and allergic reactions. We evaluate the efficacy, reliability, and safety of completely autologous fibrin glue (CAFG). METHODS: From August 2014 to February 2016, prospective data were collected and analyzed from 153 patients. CAFG was prepared with the CRYOSEAL(®) System using autologous blood and applied during neurosurgical procedures...
October 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052799/treatment-and-outcome-of-subdural-hematoma-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-a-report-of-35-cases
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Enrico Ferrante, Fabio Rubino, Federica Beretta, Caroline Regna-Gladin, M Mirko Ferrante
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is characterized by orthostatic headache, low CSF pressure and diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement on brain MRI. SIH results from spontaneous CSF leakage leading to brain sag. Sometimes, tearing of bridging veins may produce subdural hematomas (SDHs). Patients with SDH were identified retrospectively from 212 consecutive SIH patients. Data were collected on demographics, clinical courses, neuroimaging findings, treatment and outcome of SDH. Thirty-five patients (16%), (6 women, 29 men; aged 33-68; mean, 50 years) with SDH were recruited...
October 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027868/posttraumatic-complications-in-pediatric-skull-fracture-dural-sinus-thrombosis-arterial-dissection-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
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Adedamola Adepoju, Matthew A Adamo
OBJECTIVE Skull fracture is associated with several intracranial injuries. The object of this study was to determine the rate of fracture associated with venous thrombosis, intracranial arterial dissection (ICAD), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage in pediatric patients. Further, the authors aimed to highlight the features of pediatric skull fracture that predict poor neurological outcomes. METHOD In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated the records of 258 pediatric patients who had incurred a traumatic skull fracture in the period from 2009 to 2015...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017307/incarceration-of-spinal-nerve-root-through-incidental-durotomy-as-a-cause-of-sciatica
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Young-Jin Kim
Incidental durotomies are a frequent complication during spinal surgery. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage from a dural tear may be visually apparent intraoperatively, but occasionally, a tear may not be recognized during the procedure. We report our experience in 2 cases of postoperative incarceration of nerve root as a cause of sciatica, without CSF leakage intraoperatively. When durotomy attributable to surgical manipulation does occur, intraoperative identification is mandated. If a patient develops unexplainable postoperative pain and neurological deficits after lumbar discectomy, incarceration of nerve root should be considered in the differential diagnosis...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966819/endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-patients-aged-over-80-years-with-pituitary-adenomas-surgical-and-follow-up-results
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Kenji Fujimoto, Shigetoshi Yano, Naoki Shinojima, Takuichiro Hide, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu
BACKGROUND: With the rapid aging of the general population, the number of pituitary adenoma (PA) diagnosed in elderly patients is increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (ETSS) for PA in patients aged ≥80 years. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients aged ≥80 years who underwent ETSS for PA at our hospital from January 2001 through December 2014. Treatment results were assessed by the extent of surgical removal, symptom improvement, postoperative complications, and Karnofsky performance status (KPS)...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966303/appearance-of-the-organum-vasculosum-of-the-lamina-terminalis-on-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging
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Shinji Naganawa, Toshiaki Taoka, Hisashi Kawai, Masahiro Yamazaki, Kojiro Suzuki
PURPOSE: Circumventricular organs (CVOs) lack a blood brain barrier and are also called "brain windows". Among CVOs, the organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis (OVLT) is an osmotic regulator involved in the release of vasopressin. In a previous study of healthy subjects, it was reported that contrast enhancement in the OVLT can be recognized in only 34% of 3 Tesla thin slice contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the leakage of gadolinium contrast from the OVLT in healthy subjects using heavily T2-weighted three dimensional-fluid attenuated inversion recovery (3D-FLAIR) (HF) imaging...
September 29, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960156/identification-and-repair-of-intraoperative-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-in-endonasal-transsphenoidal-pituitary-surgery-surgical-experience-in-a-series-of-1002-patients
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Ben A Strickland, Joshua Lucas, Brianna Harris, Edwin Kulubya, Joshua Bakhsheshian, Charles Liu, Bozena Wrobel, John D Carmichael, Martin Weiss, Gabriel Zada
OBJECTIVE Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is among the most common complications following transsphenoidal surgery for sellar region lesions. The aim of this study was to review the authors' institutional experience in identifying, repairing, and treating CSF leaks associated with direct endonasal transsphenoidal operations. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of cases involving surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas and other sellar lesions at the University of Southern California between December 1995 and March 2016...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960155/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-craniopharyngioma-the-importance-of-the-relationship-between-pituitary-stalk-and-tumor
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Yun-Sik Dho, Yong Hwy Kim, Young-Bem Se, Doo Hee Han, Jung Hee Kim, Chul-Kee Park, Kyu-Chang Wang, Dong Gyu Kim
OBJECTIVE The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) is commonly used for the treatment of craniopharyngioma; therefore, it is essential to analyze outcomes in order to understand the benefits and drawbacks. The goal of this paper was to evaluate the clinical features and outcomes associated with this treatment approach. METHODS From July 2010 to March 2016, 82 adult craniopharyngioma patients underwent an EEA at the authors' institution. Of these cases, intraoperative records and immediate postoperative MR images were available for 68 patients...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929079/spontaneous-recurrent-csf-rhinorrhoea-a-rare-case-and-review-of-literature
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Nishit Shah, C E Deopujari, Sunita Chhapola Shukla
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea is the leakage of CSF through the communication between the subarachnoid space and the nasal cavity. Surgical repair is indicated in all cases of spontaneous leaks, recurrent leaks, leaks that do not stop after conservative management and cases with history of meningitis. We present a rare case of spontaneous (delayed onset post traumatic) CSF rhinorrhoea with multiple defect sites, which was treated with an endonasal endoscopic repair. The patient was asymptomatic for 9 years after surgery, and then presented with a spontaneous left frontal recess CSF leak, which was closed using endonasal approach...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927211/a-pivotal-randomized-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-novel-hydrogel-dural-sealant-as-an-adjunct-to-dural-repair
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Michael J Strong, G Alexander West, Henry Woo, Daniel E Couture, John A Wilson, Lorenzo F Munoz, Charles L Rosen, Jeremy D Greenlee, Harry R van Loveren, Mark Iantosca, Clinton J Baird, Mark Smith, Matt McGirt, Jonathan Parish, Anthony L Asher
BACKGROUND: A watertight dural repair is critical to minimizing the risk of postoperative complications secondary to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel hydrogel, Adherus Dural Sealant, when compared with control, DuraSeal Dural Sealant System, as an adjunct to standard methods of dural repair. METHODS: In this 17-center, prospective, randomized clinical trial designed as a noninferiority, single-blinded study, 124 patients received Adherus Dural Sealant (test sealant) and 126 received DuraSeal (control)...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900366/tau-protein-as-a-possible-marker-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhoea-a-pilot-study
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Jean-Baptiste Oudart, Laure Zucchini, François-Xavier Maquart, Xavier Dubernard, Marc Labrousse, Géraldine Fiabane, Alexandra Quedreux, Fabien Litre, Laurent Ramont
INTRODUCTION: The management of posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea remains a clinical challenge. Cerebrospinal fistula is a dural defect responsible for possible CSF leakage into the contiguous air-filled cavities located at the skull base. The risk of central nervous system infection in these conditions is severe and can be life threatening. Consequently, a specific CSF biomarker might be used in case of difficult diagnosis of CSF rhinorrhoea. CSF Tau protein is a neuronal protein, commonly assessed for diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease (AD)...
October 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899831/acquired-chiari-i-malformation-with-syringomyelia-secondary-to-colloid-cyst-with-hydrocephalus-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Amit Kumar Thotakura, Nageswara R Marabathina
INTRODUCTION: Acquired Chiari malformation and associated syringomyelia have been previously described following lumbar puncture/drainage, lumboperitoneal shunts, and spontaneous CSF leakage. In addition to these etiologies, space-occupying lesions such as meningiomas, epidermoid cysts, medulloblastomas, and arachnoid cysts are rare causes of acquired Chiari malformation and syringomyelia. We report a rare case of colloid cyst with hydrocephalus causing secondary Chiari malformation with syringomyelia...
September 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887281/cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-rhinorrhea-after-systemic-erlotinib-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-lung-cancer-a-familiar-problem-from-an-unfamiliar-culprit
#18
Blake Priddy, Douglas A Hardesty, André Beer-Furlan, Bradley Otto, Daniel M Prevedello
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea after medical therapy for pituitary prolactinoma is a rare but well-described phenomenon. To our knowledge, no CSF leaks have been reported after targeted medical treatment of pituitary or anterior skull base metastases. We report this unusual case to raise awareness of spontaneous CSF leaks in the setting of skull base metastatic disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old woman presented with epidermal growth factor receptor-mutant stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung...
September 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872159/cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhoea-following-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-experience-in-a-chinese-centre
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C Zhang, X Ding, Y Lu, L Hu, G Hu
The aim of this study was to elucidate the risk factors for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea following transsphenoidal surgery and discuss its prevention and treatments. We retrospectively reviewed 474 consecutive cases of pituitary adenoma treated with 485 transsphenoidal surgical procedures from January 2008 to December 2011 in our department. We analysed the incidence of intra- and post-operative CSF leakage and outcomes of various repair strategies. Intra-operative CSF leakage was encountered in 85 cases (17...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868197/combined-simultaneous-transcranial-and-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-sphenoorbital-meningioma-extending-into-the-sphenoid-sinus-pterygopalatine-fossa-and-infratemporal-fossa
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Masahide Matsuda, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Shuho Tanaka, Akira Matsumura
BACKGROUND: Sphenoorbital meningiomas are surgically challenging because of their nature to extend to adjacent structures. Here, we describe a case of recurrent sphenoorbital meningioma extending into the sphenoid sinus, pterygopalatine fossa, and infratemporal fossa, which was resected using combined simultaneous transcranial and endoscopic endonasal approaches. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 62-year-old man who had 15 years earlier undergone partial resection of a left sphenoorbital meningioma presented with a 1-year history of progressive proptosis of the left eye...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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