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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820702/predictive-model-for-permanent-shunting-in-cryptococcal-meningitis
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Woralux Phusoongnern, Siriluck Anunnatsiri, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Amnat Kitkhuandee
Cryptococcal meningitis may have long-term morbidity and requires a permanent cerebrospinal fluid shunt. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors and create a predictive model for permanent shunt treatment in cryptococcal meningitis patients. This was a retrospective analytical study conducted at Khon Kaen University. The study period was from January 2005 to December 2015. We enrolled all adult patients diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis. Risk factors predictive for permanent shunting treatment were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression analysis...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817574/diffusion-tensor-imaging-profiles-reveal-specific-neural-tract-distortion-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Nicole C Keong, Alonso Pena, Stephen J Price, Marek Czosnyka, Zofia Czosnyka, Elise E DeVito, Charlotte R Housden, Barbara J Sahakian, John D Pickard
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) remains unclear which limits both early diagnosis and prognostication. The responsiveness to intervention of differing, complex and concurrent injury patterns on imaging have not been well-characterized. We used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to explore the topography and reversibility of white matter injury in NPH pre- and early after shunting. METHODS: Twenty-five participants (sixteen NPH patients and nine healthy controls) underwent DTI, pre-operatively and at two weeks post-intervention in patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815891/cystic-kidneys-in-fetal-walker-warburg-syndrome-with-pomt2-mutation-intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-in-four-siblings-and-review-of-literature
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Marwa M Nabhan, Nour ElKhateeb, Daniela A Braun, Sungho Eun, Sahar N Saleem, Heon YungGee, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Neveen A Soliman
Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS) is a severe form of congenital muscular dystrophy secondary to α-dystroglycanopathy with muscle, brain, and eye abnormalities often leading to death in the first weeks of life. It is transmitted in an autosomal recessive pattern, and has been linked to at least 15 different genes; including protein O-mannosyltransferase 1 (POMT1), protein O-mannosyltransferase 2 (POMT2), protein O-mannose beta-1,2-N acetylglucosaminyltransferase (POMGNT1), fukutin (FKTN), isoprenoid synthase domain-containing protein (ISPD), and other genes...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815096/a-case-of-congenital-brainstem-oligodendroglioma-pathology-findings-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Stefan Kostadinov, Suzanne de la Monte
Congenital and perinatal primary brain neoplasms are extremely rare. Brainstem neoplasms in the perinatal and neonatal period are typically of high-grade nature and have poor prognoses with survival rates of less than 2 years from diagnosis. Herein, we report an unusual case of congenital anaplastic oligodendroglioma that arose in the pons and was detected as diffuse pontine glioma on in utero imaging studies during prenatal evaluation at 26 weeks' gestation. A male infant was delivered at 36.4 weeks of gestation via Cesarean section who developed progressive dyspnea shortly after birth...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813080/the-relationship-between-motor-function-cognition-independence-and-quality-of-life-in-myelomeningocele-patients
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Carolina Lundberg Luz, Maria Clara Drummond Soares de Moura, Karine Kyomi Becker, Rosani Aparecida Antunes Teixeira, Mariana Callil Voos, Renata Hydee Hasue
Motor function, cognition, functional independence and quality of life have been described in myelomeningocele patients, but no study has investigated their relationships. We aimed to investigate the relationships between motor function, cognition, functional independence, quality of life, age, and lesion level in myelomeningocele patients, and investigate the influence of hydrocephalus on these variables. We assessed 47 patients with the Gross Motor Function Measure (motor function), Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices (cognition), Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (functional independence) and the Autoquestionnaire Qualité de vie Enfant Imagé (quality of life)...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812141/next-generation-of-ventricular-catheters-for-hydrocephalus-based-on-parametric-designs
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M Galarza, A Giménez, J M Amigó, M Schuhmann, R Gazzeri, U Thomale, J P McAllister
BACKGROUND: The flow pattern of the cerebrospinal fluid is probably the most important factor related to obstruction of ventricular catheters during the normal treatment of hydrocephalus. To better comprehend the flow pattern, we have carried out a parametric study via numerical models of ventricular catheters. In previous studies, the flow was studied under steady and, recently, in pulsatile boundary conditions by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in three-dimensional catheter models...
August 15, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805574/nonmotor-symptoms-in-vascular-and-other-secondary-parkinsonism
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Oleg S Levin, Achcha Sh Chimagomedova, Natalia A Skripkina, Elena A Lyashenko, Olga V Babkina
Vascular parkinsonism (VP) is a relatively frequent variant of secondary parkinsonism caused by ischemic or hemorrhagic lesions of basal ganglia, midbrain, or their links with frontal cortex. According to different investigations, various forms of cerebrovascular disease cause 1%-15% of parkinsonism cases. Nonmotor symptoms are frequently found in VP and may negatively influence on quality of life. However, nonmotor symptoms such as hallucinations, orthostatic hypotension, REM-sleep behavior disorder, and anosmia are rarely revealed in VP, which may be noted to another diagnosis or mixed pathology...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803175/seeding-of-abdomen-with-primary-intracranial-hemangiopericytoma-by-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-case-report
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Kelly Bridges, Rebecca Sauerwein, Marjorie Grafe, Vassiliki Liana Tsikitis, Aaron Halfpenny, Ahmed Raslan
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement has been implicated in extraneural metastasis of many primary central nervous system tumors. Reported cases include, but are not limited to, medulloblastoma, germ cell tumor, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, lymphoma, ependymoma, melanoma, and choroid plexus tumors. However, a literature review reveals no reported cases of extraneural metastasis of solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma (SFT/HPC). CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we report the case of a 34-year-old man with recurrent intracranial malignant SFT/HPC who had undergone surgical tumor resection and subsequent placement of a VPS for obstructive hydrocephalus in 2004...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802360/resolution-of-bilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-following-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-and-literature-review
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A Jamshidi, C Glidewell, J Murnick, S Magge, B K Reilly
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to highlight the relationship between obstructive hydrocephalus, changes in intracranial pressure, and sensorineural hearing loss. METHODS: A case of a 10-month old infant with sensorineural hearing loss secondary to obstructive hydrocephalus is reported. A literature review, with a focus on sensorineural hearing loss in the setting of changes in intracranial pressure, was performed. RESULTS: The authors report the case of a 10-month old infant with metopic and bicoronal craniosynostosis who presented with bilateral moderately severe sensorineural hearing loss after failing newborn hearing screening...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800199/intracranial-elastance-is-increased-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Jason T Chisholm, Padmaja Sudhakar, Abdulnasser N Alhajeri, Jonathan H Smith
BACKGROUND: To date, no pathophysiologic model has sufficiently accounted for all the findings encountered in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Intracranial elastance is an index of volume-buffering capacity known to play a role in certain disorders of CSF dynamics, which has not been previously investigated in relation to IIH patients. METHODS: Single-center retrospective cohort study from July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2016. We collected values for opening pressure (PO ), closing pressure (PC ), volume (V) of CSF removed, as well as demographic and clinical covariates...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799879/the-pathophysiology-of-chronic-noncommunicating-hydrocephalus-lessons-from-continuous-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-and-ventricular-infusion-testing
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Per Kristian Eide
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology of chronic noncommunicating hydrocephalus (ncHC) is poorly understood. This present study explored whether lessons about the pathophysiology of this clinical entity might be retrieved from results of overnight monitoring of pulsatile and static intracranial pressure (ICP) and ventricular infusion testing. METHODS The study cohort included adult patients (> 20 years of age) with chronic ncHC due to aqueductal stenosis in whom symptoms had lasted a minimum of 6 months. A reference cohort consisted of age- and sex-matched patients managed for communicating HC (cHC)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799868/timing-of-cranioplasty-a-10-75-year-single-center-analysis-of-754-patients
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Ryan P Morton, Isaac Josh Abecassis, Josiah F Hanson, Jason K Barber, Mimi Chen, Cory M Kelly, John D Nerva, Samuel N Emerson, Chibawanye I Ene, Michael R Levitt, Michelle M Chowdhary, Andrew L Ko, Randall M Chesnut
OBJECTIVE Despite their technical simplicity, cranioplasty procedures carry high reported morbidity rates. The authors here present the largest study to date on complications after cranioplasty, focusing specifically on the relationship between complications and timing of the operation. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed all cranioplasty cases performed at Harborview Medical Center over the past 10.75 years. In addition to relevant clinical and demographic characteristics, patient morbidity and mortality data were abstracted from the electronic medical record...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799299/a-comparative-study-of-csf-viral-rna-loads-between-hiv-positive-patients-with-neurological-manifestations-and-neurologically-asymptomatic-hiv-patients
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A D Mathur, S Devesh
INTRODUCTION: There are conflicting reports in literature about correlation of CSF viral RNA levels with neurological manifestations in HIV positive patients. Many studies in animals and human subjects have shown that CSF HIV-1 RNA can be useful as a specific marker of HIV induced neuropathology. To the contrary there are studies which show that neurological disease states can occur in absence of significant increase of CSF HIV RNA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study conducted at Base hospital Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, a tertiary care hospitals for HIV patients...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799114/neurogenic-stress-cardiomyopathy-precipitated-by-acute-hydrocephalus-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#14
Kamel Gharaibeh, Jackie Scott, Nicholas A Morris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799016/intraparenchymal-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-for-hydrocephalus-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-disorders
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Aswin Chari, Debayan Dasgupta, Alexander Smedley, Claudia Craven, Edward Dyson, Samir Matloob, Simon Thompson, Lewis Thorne, Ahmed K Toma, Laurence Watkins
BACKGROUND: Elective intraparenchymal intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is useful for the diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) disorders. This retrospective study analyzes median ICP and pulse amplitude (PA) recordings in neurosurgically naïve patients undergoing elective ICP monitoring for suspected CSF disorders. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively collated database of neurosurgically naïve patients undergoing elective ICP monitoring for suspected hydrocephalus and CSF disorders...
August 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798218/imaging-biomarkers-for-adult-medulloblastomas-genetic-entities-may-be-identified-by-their-mr-imaging-radiophenotype
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V C Keil, M Warmuth-Metz, C Reh, S J Enkirch, C Reinert, D Beier, D T W Jones, T Pietsch, H H Schild, E Hattingen, P Hau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The occurrence of medulloblastomas in adults is rare; nevertheless, these tumors can be subdivided into genetic and histologic entities each having distinct prognoses. This study aimed to identify MR imaging biomarkers to classify these entities and to uncover differences in MR imaging biomarkers identified in pediatric medulloblastomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible preoperative MRIs from 28 patients (11 women; 22-53 years of age) of the Multicenter Pilot-study for the Therapy of Medulloblastoma of Adults (NOA-7) cohort were assessed by 3 experienced neuroradiologists...
August 10, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797007/cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-of-pediatric-hydrocephalus
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David D Limbrick, Leandro Castaneyra-Ruiz, Roland H Han, Daniel Berger, James P McAllister, Diego M Morales
Hydrocephalus (HC) is a common, debilitating neurological condition that requires urgent clinical decision-making. At present, neurosurgeons rely heavily on a patient's history, physical examination findings, neuroimaging, and clinical judgment to make the diagnosis of HC or treatment failure (e.g., shunt malfunction). Unfortunately, these tools, even in combination, do not eliminate subjectivity in clinical decisions. In order to improve the management of infants and children with HC, there is an urgent need for new biomarkers to complement currently available tools and enable clinicians to confidently establish the diagnosis of HC, assess therapeutic efficacy/treatment failure, and evaluate current and future developmental challenges, so that every child has access to the resources they need to optimize their outcome and quality of life...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796925/neurological-comorbidity-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#18
Keiko Hirabaru, Muneaki Matsuo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of central nervous system comorbidities in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). METHODS: We performed a nationwide survey to investigate neurological comorbidities in 3-15-year-old children with NF1 in Japan by sending questionnaires to pediatricians and pediatric neurologists. A secondary questionnaire was sent to the parents of identified NF1 patients to assess neurological comorbidities including headache, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-Rating Scale (RS), and the Social Responsiveness Scale -2...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795990/recognizing-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-in-older-adults
#19
Carolyn E Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 8, 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795064/outcome-determinants-of-decompressive-craniectomy-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-center-experience-from-southern-iran
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Hosseinali Khalili, Amin Niakan, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Arash Kiani, Reza Behjat
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the determinants of outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) in a large level I trauma center in southern Iran. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted during an 18-month period from 2013 to 2014 in Shahid Rajaei hospital, a Level I trauma center in Southern Iran. Patients with TBI who had undergone DC were included and the medical charts were reviewed regarding demographics, clinical, radiological and outcome characteristics...
July 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
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