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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150794/shunt-surgery-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-is-cost-effective-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Mats Tullberg, Josefine Persson, Jakob Petersen, Per Hellström, Carsten Wikkelsø, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of shunt surgery in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). METHODS: Health-related quality of life was evaluated before and 6 months after surgery using the EQ-5D-3 L (EuroQOL group five-dimensions health survey) in 30 patients (median age, 71 years; range, 65-89 years) diagnosed with iNPH. The costs associated with shunt surgery were assessed by a detailed survey with interviews and extraction of register data concerning the cost of hospital care, primary care, residential care, home-care service and informal care...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149698/ectrodactyly-in-a-chinese-patient-born-to-a-mother-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Yanyu Chang, Yaqing Shu, Xiaobo Sun, Chengfang Xu, Dan He, Ling Fang, Chen Chen, Xueqiang Hu, Allan Kermode, Wei Qiu
NMOSD develops primarily in women of childbearing age, and several previous studies have shown that the disorder may increase the risk of miscarriage. However, there are no reports, to our knowledge, of fetal malformation, other than neonatal hydrocephalus, related to NMOSD. We report a 30-year-old woman who experienced recurrent neuritis and who was seropositive for AQP4-IgG. She became pregnant, and the fetus was found to have ectrodactyly. Histological analysis of the placenta showed moderate inflammatory infiltration; however, whether fetal malformation in NMOSD is related to inflammation and AQP4-IgG remains to be determined...
November 8, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149393/challenges-in-minor-tbi-and-indications-for-head-ct-in-pediatric-tbi-an-update
#3
Navneet Singh, Ash Singhal
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric head trauma is one of the commonest presentations to emergency departments. Over 90% of such head injuries are considered mild, but still present risk acute clinical deterioration and longer term morbidity. Identifying which children are at risk of clinically important brain injuries remains challenging and much of the data on minor head injuries is based on the adult population. CHALLENGES IN PEDIATRICS: Children, however, are different, both anatomically and in terms of mechanism of injury, to adults and, even within the pediatric group, there are differences with age and stage of development...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148901/glaucoma-in-patients-with-shunt-treated-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Pasquale Gallina, Alfonso Savastano, Eleonora Becattini, Simone Orlandini, Antonio Scollato, Stanislao Rizzo, Giulia Carreras, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Berardino Porfirio
OBJECTIVE Changes in the pressure gradient between intraocular and intracranial compartments at the lamina cribrosa level are a possible explanation of normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Shunt-treated normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a model for testing whether the increase (time from disease onset to CSF shunt placement, i.e., "protection period") and decrease (time from shunt placement to observation, i.e., "exposure period") in intracranial pressure (ICP) are glaucoma protective or risk factors, respectively...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146003/imaging-features-of-rosette-forming-glioneuronal-tumours
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L Gao, F Han, Y Jin, J Xiong, Y Lv, Z Yao, J Zhang
AIM: To describe the imaging features of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumours (RGNTs) to enable accurate diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Image data and clinical findings for seven patients with histopathologically confirmed RGNTs were studied comprehensively. RESULTS: Six neoplasms were located near the midline and all were relatively well circumscribed. Most lesions were hypointense on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted images...
November 13, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142634/factors-associated-postoperative-hydrocephalus-in-patients-with-traumatic-acute-subdural-hemorrhage
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Han Kim, Heui Seung Lee, Sung Yeol Ahn, Sung Chun Park, Won Huh
Objective: Postoperative hydrocephalus is a common complication following craniectomy in patients with traumatic brain injury, and affects patients' long-term outcomes. This study aimed to verify the risk factors associated with the development of hydrocephalus after craniectomy in patients with acute traumatic subdural hemorrhage (tSDH). Methods: Patients with acute traumatic SDH who had received a craniectomy between December 2005 and January 2016 were retrospectively assessed by reviewing the coexistence of other types of hemorrahges, measurable variables on computed tomography (CT) scans, and the development of hydrocephalus during the follow-up period...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141045/csf-in-the-ventricles-of-the-brain-behaves-as-a-relay-medium-for-arteriovenous-pulse-wave-phase-coupling
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William E Butler, Pankaj K Agarwalla, Patrick Codd
The ventricles of the brain remain perhaps the largest anatomic structure in the human body without established primary purpose, even though their existence has been known at least since described by Aristotle. We hypothesize that the ventricles help match a stroke volume of arterial blood that arrives into the rigid cranium with an equivalent volume of ejected venous blood by spatially configuring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to act as a low viscosity relay medium for arteriovenous pulse wave (PW) phase coupling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137863/results-and-functional-outcomes-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-who-underwent-mechanical-thrombectomy-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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L Viña Soria, L Martín Iglesias, L López Amor, I Astola Hidalgo, R Rodríguez García, L Forcelledo Espina, J A Gonzalo Guerra, S de Cima Iglesias, E Murias Quintana, P Vega Valdés, S Calleja Puerta, D Escudero Augusto
PURPOSE: To study the results and complications of endovascular treatment (EVT) in acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). To analyse the possible factors related to mortality and level of disability at ICU discharge and one year after stroke. DESIGN: Observational prospective study. SETTING: Mixed ICU. Third level hospital. PATIENTS: Sixty adult patients. Consecutive sample. INTERVENTIONS: None...
November 11, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137064/clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-intraventricular-hemorrhage-caused-by-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformations
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Zengpanpan Ye, Xiaolin Ai, Xin Hu, Fang Fang, Chao You
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) was associated with poor outcomes in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. IVH had a high incidence in patients with ruptured arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). In this study, we aimed to discuss the clinical features and prognostic factors of outcomes in the patients with AVM-related IVH.From January 2010 to January 2016, we collected the data of the patients with AVM-related IVH retrospectively. The data, including clinical and radiological parameters, were collected to evaluate the clinical features...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135804/surgical-management-of-tumors-involving-meckel-s-cave-and-cavernous-sinus-role-of-an-extended-middle-fossa-and-lateral-sphenoidectomy-approach
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Daniel Q Sun, Arnold H Menezes, Matthew A Howard, Bruce J Gantz, David M Hasan, Marlan R Hansen
OBJECTIVE: To study the indications and outcomes of lateral sphenoidectomy as part of a combined skull base approach in the treatment of tumors involving Meckel's cave (MC) and cavernous sinus (CS). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Twenty-two consecutive patients (mean age: 45 yr, range: 16-76) who underwent transzygomatic, extended middle fossa approaches for tumors involving MC and CS...
November 13, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134342/an-introduction-and-overview-of-machine-learning-in-neurosurgical-care
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REVIEW
Joeky T Senders, Mark M Zaki, Aditya V Karhade, Bliss Chang, William B Gormley, Marike L Broekman, Timothy R Smith, Omar Arnaout
BACKGROUND: Machine learning (ML) is a branch of artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn from large complex datasets without being explicitly programmed. Although ML is already widely manifest in our daily lives in various forms, the considerable potential of ML has yet to find its way into mainstream medical research and day-to-day clinical care. The complex diagnostic and therapeutic modalities used in neurosurgery provide a vast amount of data that is ideally suited for ML models...
November 13, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132165/ivh-in-vlbw-preterm-babies-therapy-with-recombinant-activated-f-vii
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Matthias Knüpfer, Jenny Ritter, Ferdinand Pulzer, Corinna Gebauer, Nadine Wolf, Anett Bläser, Jens Dreyhaupt, Ulrich Thome
Backround Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains a dangerous and frequent complication in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Activated factor VII (aFVII) activates the coagulation cascade and is a potential tool for stopping active bleeding, including limiting the extent of an IVH. This retrospective treatment observation compared data for infants with IVH progression treated with fresh frozen plasma (FFP) alone or with a combination of FFP and aFVII. Methods/Intervention All infants were subject to cranial ultrasonography at least twice daily...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131121/emerging-insights-and-new-perspectives-on-the-nature-of-hydrocephalus
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Luke D Tomycz, Andrew T Hale, Timothy M George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130124/systemic-autoimmune-diseases-complicated-with-hydrocephalus-pathogenesis-and-management
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REVIEW
Hexiang Yin, Junji Wei, Li Wang, Liying Cui, Renzhi Wang
Systemic autoimmune diseases (SAIDs) represent a group of syndromes involving at least two organ systems. Classical SAIDs include connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, and granulomatous diseases, many of which involve the nervous system and result in different neurological manifestations. Hydrocephalus can be a rare but lethal complication of various SAIDs, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sarcoidosis, and primary vasculitis. However, the pathogenesis of SAIDs complicated with different types of hydrocephalus is varied and difficult to determine using the existing published data, and various manifestations and expressive forms of the conditions bring a substantial challenge to a timely clinical diagnosis and treatment...
November 12, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129764/decompressive-craniectomy-for-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zhong Yao, Lu Ma, Chao You, Min He
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) is a devastating disease with high mortality and morbidity, and application of decompressive craniectomy (DC) in sICH is controversial. We conducted a systematic review to verify the effect of DC on improving outcome in sICH. METHODS: Through searching several electronic databases, we screened eligible publications. Respective risk ratio (RR) and its 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated, data was synthesized with a fixed-effect model, and sensitivity analyses and subgroup analyses were performed...
November 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129381/cavernous-hemangiomas-of-the-third-ventricle-alternative-surgical-routes-in-two-cases
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Mehmet Seçer, Murat Ulutaş, Fatih Alagöz, Kadir Çınar, Özhan Merzuk Uçkun, Ergün Dağlıoğlu
Cavernous Hemangiomas (CH) arise from any part of the cerebrum. Intraventricular lesions are rare and pure third ventricular localization is rare for CHs. Cavernomas of the ventricles may present with bleeding or signs associated with hydrocephalus. Radical excision is advocated for optimal management of cavernomas. In the present study, we present two cavernomas of the third ventricle which were completely excised via interhemispheric transcallosal transforaminal and Sylvian approaches. Radical excision should be the aim of the surgeon since reoperation for residual cavernomas is more commonly associated with complications and poor outcome...
October 31, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128930/prognostic-value-of-amyloid-pet-scan-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Hyemin Jang, Seong Beom Park, Yeshin Kim, Ko Woon Kim, Jung Il Lee, Sung Tae Kim, Kyung Han Lee, Eun-Suk Kang, Yeong Sim Choe, Sang Won Seo, Hee Jin Kim, Yeo Jin Kim, Cindy W Yoon, Duk L Na
Amyloid positron emission tomography ([18F] florbetaben (FBB) PET) can be used to determine concomitant Alzheimer's disease (AD) in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients. FBB PET scans and the tap test were performed in 31 patients with clinically suspected iNPH, and amyloid positive (iNPH/FBB+) and negative (iNPH/FBB-) groups were compared with respect to clinical characteristics. We evaluated prognostic value of FBB PET scans by analyzing the response to the tap test using a linear mixed model...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125515/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-to-address-hydrocephalus-in-africa-a-call-for-education-and-community-based-rehabilitation
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Andres Jimenez-Gomez, Heidi Castillo, Caryssa Burckart, Jonathan Castillo
PURPOSE: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) and Choroid Plexus Cautery (CPC) are low-cost, safe, and promising interventions for spina bifida-associated hydrocephalus (SBHCP). The purpose of this review was to explore and describe these efforts in Africa in order to upscale surgical training and rehabilitation services. METHODS: A PubMed search for articles on ETV and CPC as management of SBHCP in Africa was performed. Two authors appraised the results for key themes in content: indications, technique, outcomes, complications, education, and rehabilitation...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125447/multiple-echocardiography-abnormalities-associated-with-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-failure
#19
Ashish H Shah, George M Ibrahim, Jun Sasaki, John Ragheb, Sanjiv Bhatia, Toba N Niazi
OBJECTIVE Although endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has gained increasing prominence in the management of hydrocephalus caused by intraventricular hemorrhage of prematurity, the rates of long-term shunt independence remain low. Furthermore, limited evidence is available to identify infants who might benefit from the procedure. The authors tested the hypothesis that elevated venous pressure that results from comorbid cardiac disease might predispose patients to ETV/CPC failure and shunt dependence...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125413/a-computational-fluid-dynamics-simulation-framework-for-ventricular-catheter-design-optimization
#20
Sofy H Weisenberg, Stephanie C TerMaath, Charlotte N Barbier, Judith C Hill, James A Killeffer
OBJECTIVE Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts are the primary treatment for patients suffering from hydrocephalus. While proven effective in symptom relief, these shunt systems are plagued by high failure rates and often require repeated revision surgeries to replace malfunctioning components. One of the leading causes of CSF shunt failure is obstruction of the ventricular catheter by aggregations of cells, proteins, blood clots, or fronds of choroid plexus that occlude the catheter's small inlet holes or even the full internal catheter lumen...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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