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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230061/neurofibromatosis-type-1
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David H Gutmann, Rosalie E Ferner, Robert H Listernick, Bruce R Korf, Pamela L Wolters, Kimberly J Johnson
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a complex autosomal dominant disorder caused by germline mutations in the NF1 tumour suppressor gene. Nearly all individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop pigmentary lesions (café-au-lait macules, skinfold freckling and Lisch nodules) and dermal neurofibromas. Some individuals develop skeletal abnormalities (scoliosis, tibial pseudarthrosis and orbital dysplasia), brain tumours (optic pathway gliomas and glioblastoma), peripheral nerve tumours (spinal neurofibromas, plexiform neurofibromas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours), learning disabilities, attention deficits, and social and behavioural problems, which can negatively affect quality of life...
February 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228966/objective-image-analysis-of-real-time-three-dimensional-intraoperative-ultrasound-for-intrinsic-brain-tumour-surgery
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Sophie J Camp, Vasileios Apostolopoulos, Vasileios Raptopoulos, Amrish Mehta, Kevin O'Neill, Mohammed Awad, Babar Vaqas, David Peterson, Federico Roncaroli, Dipankar Nandi
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that maximal surgical resection of primary intrinsic brain tumours is beneficial, both by improving progression free and overall survival and also by facilitating postoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Hence, there has been an increase in the popularity of real-time intraoperative imaging in brain tumour surgery. The complex theatre arrangements, prohibitive cost and prolonged theatre time of intraoperative MRI have restricted its application...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228863/medulloblastoma-and-ependymoma-cells-display-increased-levels-of-5-carboxylcytosine-and-elevated-tet1-expression
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Ashley Ramsawhook, Lara Lewis, Beth Coyle, Alexey Ruzov
BACKGROUND: Alteration of DNA methylation (5-methylcytosine, 5mC) patterns represents one of the causes of tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Tet proteins can oxidise 5mC to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine and 5-carboxylcytosine (5caC). Although the roles of these oxidised forms of 5mC (oxi-mCs) in cancer pathogenesis are still largely unknown, there are indications that they may be involved in the mechanisms of malignant transformation. Thus, reduction of 5hmC content represents an epigenetic hallmark of human tumours, and according to our recent report, 5caC is enriched in a proportion of breast cancers and gliomas...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227675/investigating-an-alternative-ring-design-of-transducer-arrays-for-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields
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Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Mario Macedo
Tumor treating fields (TTFields) is a therapy that inhibits cell proliferation and has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme. This anti-mitotic technique works non-invasively and regionally, and is associated with less toxicity and a better quality of life. Currently a device called Optune™ is clinically used which works with two perpendicular and alternating array pairs each consisting of 3×3 transducers. The aim of this study is to investigate a theoretical alternative array design which consists of two rings of 16 transducers and thus permits various field directions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219644/the-usefulness-of-18f-fluorocholine-pet-ct-in-the-detection-of-recurrence-of-central-nervous-system-primary-neoplasms
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A Montes, A Fernández, V Camacho, C de Quintana, O Gallego, J Craven-Bartle, D López, J Molet, B Gómez-Ansón, I Carrió
AIM: To study the usefulness of (18)F-fluorocholine (FCH) in detecting the recurrence of primary brain tumours. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on brain PET/CT with FCH for compassionate use in 21 patients with suspected recurrence of a primary brain tumour. The distribution by pathology was: three grade ii astrocytomas, three grade iii astrocytomas, one grade ii oligodendroglioma, three grade iii oligodendrogliomas, one grade iii oligoastrocytoma, four glioblastoma multiform, one gliomatosis cerebri, and five meningiomas...
February 16, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214527/a%C3%A2-mathematical-model-of-low-grade-gliomas-treated-with-temozolomide-and-its-therapeutical-implications
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M U Bogdańska, M Bodnar, J Belmonte-Beitia, M Murek, P Schucht, J Beck, V M Pérez-García
Low grade gliomas (LGGs) are infiltrative and incurable primary brain tumours with typically slow evolution. These tumours usually occur in young and otherwise healthy patients, bringing controversies in treatment planning since aggressive treatment may lead to undesirable side effects. Thus, for management decisions it would be valuable to obtain early estimates of LGG growth potential. Here we propose a simple mathematical model of LGG growth and its response to chemotherapy which allows the growth of LGGs to be described in real patients...
February 15, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214420/prevention-of-radiotherapy-induced-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-survivors-of-paediatric-brain-tumours-the-potential-role-of-modern-imaging-and-radiotherapy-techniques
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REVIEW
Thankamma Ajithkumar, Stephen Price, Gail Horan, Amos Burke, Sarah Jefferies
Neurocognitive dysfunction is the leading cause of reduced quality of life in long-term survivors of paediatric brain tumours. Radiotherapy is one of the main contributors to neurocognitive sequelae. Current approaches for prevention and reduction of neurocognitive dysfunction include avoidance of radiotherapy in young children and reduction of the radiotherapy dose and volume of brain irradiated. Substantial advances have been made in brain imaging, especially with functional imaging and fibre tracking with the use of diffusion tensor imaging...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213724/mobile-phone-use-and-risk-of-brain-tumours-a-systematic-review-of-association-between-study-quality-source-of-funding-and-research-outcomes
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Manya Prasad, Prachi Kathuria, Pallavi Nair, Amit Kumar, Kameshwar Prasad
Mobile phones emit electromagnetic radiations that are classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Evidence for increased risk for brain tumours accumulated in parallel by epidemiologic investigations remains controversial. This paper aims to investigate whether methodological quality of studies and source of funding can explain the variation in results. PubMed and Cochrane CENTRAL searches were conducted from 1966 to December 2016, which was supplemented with relevant articles identified in the references...
February 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212850/human-astrocytes-in-the-diseased-brain
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Elena Dossi, Flora Vasile, Nathalie Rouach
Astrocytes are key active elements of the brain that contribute to information processing. They not only provide neurons with metabolic and structural support, but also regulate neurogenesis and brain wiring. Furthermore, astrocytes modulate synaptic activity and plasticity in part by controlling the extracellular space volume, as well as ion and neurotransmitter homeostasis. These findings, together with the discovery that human astrocytes display contrasting characteristics with their rodent counterparts, point to a role for astrocytes in higher cognitive functions...
February 13, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210785/on-glioblastoma-and-the-search-for-a-cure-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
John Bianco, Chiara Bastiancich, Aleksander Jankovski, Anne des Rieux, Véronique Préat, Fabienne Danhier
Although brain tumours have been documented and recorded since the nineteenth century, 2016 marked 90 years since Percival Bailey and Harvey Cushing coined the term "glioblastoma multiforme". Since that time, although extensive developments in diagnosis and treatment have been made, relatively little improvement on prognosis has been achieved. The resilience of GBM thus makes treating this tumour one of the biggest challenges currently faced by neuro-oncology. Aggressive and robust development, coupled with difficulties of complete resection, drug delivery and therapeutic resistance to treatment are some of the main issues that this nemesis presents today...
February 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208975/solid-cystic-hypoglossal-nerve-schwannoma-with-fluid-fluid-level-a-rare-case-report
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Kulamani Sahoo, Pramod Ramchand Shaha, Rahul Khetawat, Mohd Abbas Ilyas, Gaurav Rajendra Khairnar
Schwannomas (neurinoma, neurilemmoma) are benign slow-growing encapsulated tumours originating from well-differentiated myelin-producing Schwann cells or nerve fiber sheet cells at the glial-Schwann cell junction. Hypoglossal nerve schwannoma mostly develops in the intracranial and extra-cranial segment or in both intracranial and extra-cranial segment forming a dumbbell shape tumour. The peripheral hypoglossal schwannomas are very rare. We present a case of right hypoglossal nerve schwannoma in a 46-year-old female who presented with headache and neck pain since 2 weeks with deviation of tongue to right side since 1 week...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202484/glioblastoma-with-primitive-neuronal-pattern-in-a-girl-aged-3-months-a-rare-diagnosis-at-an-unusual-age
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Chi Hau Tan, Teik Beng Phung, Chris Xenos
A girl aged 3 months presented with multiple seizures within 12 hours and was noted to have a palpable swelling over the right temporal region. MRI of the brain revealed a large right frontotemporal tumour, suggestive of supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumour. She underwent a stealth-guided craniotomy and debulking of the tumour. Histopathology and immunochemistry of the specimen, however, indicated a high-grade tumour with glioblastoma and neuroblastic components. She underwent adjuvant chemotherapy following the surgery and is well at 7-month follow-up...
February 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202035/non-optic-glioma-in-adults-and-children-with-neurofibromatosis-1
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Laura Sellmer, Said Farschtschi, Marco Marangoni, Manraj K S Heran, Patricia Birch, Ralph Wenzel, Jan M Friedman, Victor-Felix Mautner
BACKGROUND: Non-optic gliomas occur in 5% of children with NF1, but little is known about these tumours in adults. We aimed to investigate progression, spontaneous regression and the natural history of non-optic gliomas in adults and compare these findings to the results found in children. RESULTS: One thousand seven hundred twenty-two brain MRI scans of 562 unselected individuals with NF1 were collected at the NF outpatient department of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf between 2003 and 2015...
February 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195122/integrated-genomic-analyses-of-de-novo-pathways-underlying-atypical-meningiomas
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Akdes Serin Harmancı, Mark W Youngblood, Victoria E Clark, Süleyman Coşkun, Octavian Henegariu, Daniel Duran, E Zeynep Erson-Omay, Leon D Kaulen, Tong Ihn Lee, Brian J Abraham, Matthias Simon, Boris Krischek, Marco Timmer, Roland Goldbrunner, S Bülent Omay, Jacob Baranoski, Burçin Baran, Geneive Carrión-Grant, Hanwen Bai, Ketu Mishra-Gorur, Johannes Schramm, Jennifer Moliterno, Alexander O Vortmeyer, Kaya Bilgüvar, Katsuhito Yasuno, Richard A Young, Murat Günel
Meningiomas are mostly benign brain tumours, with a potential for becoming atypical or malignant. On the basis of comprehensive genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic analyses, we compared benign meningiomas to atypical ones. Here, we show that the majority of primary (de novo) atypical meningiomas display loss of NF2, which co-occurs either with genomic instability or recurrent SMARCB1 mutations. These tumours harbour increased H3K27me3 signal and a hypermethylated phenotype, mainly occupying the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) binding sites in human embryonic stem cells, thereby phenocopying a more primitive cellular state...
February 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194701/an-automated-voxel-based-method-for-calculating-the-reference-value-for-a-brain-tumour-metabolic-index-using-18-f-fdg-pet-and-11-c-methionine-pet
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Miwako Takahashi, Tsutomu Soma, Akitake Mukasa, Keitaro Koyama, Takuya Arai, Toshimitsu Momose
OBJECTIVE: The tumour-to-normal ratio (T/N) is a representative index reflecting brain tumour activity by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and (11)C-methionine (MET) PET. We proposed a new automated method of calculating the normal reference value (N-value) for use as the denomination of T/N. This method uses voxel-based analysis of FDG- and MET-PET images. We compared the results of this method with those of the standard region-of-interest (ROI) method. METHODS: Data sets were obtained from 32 patients with newly diagnosed glioma and 13 patients with recurrent brain tumour...
February 13, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193628/management-of-endocrine-disease-neuroendocrine-surveillance-and-management-of-neurosurgical-patients-non-pituitary
#16
Aoife Garrahy, Mark Sherlock, Chris J Thompson
Advances in the management of traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage and intracranial tumours have led to improved survival rates and an increased focus on quality of life of survivors. Endocrine sequelae of the acute brain insult and subsequent neurosurgery, peri-operative fluid administration and/or cranial irradiation are now well described. Unrecognized acute hypopituitarism, particularly ACTH/cortisol deficiency and diabetes insipidus, can be life-threatening. While hypopituitarism may be transient, up to 30% of survivors of TBI have chronic hypopituitarism, which can diminish quality of life and hamper rehabilitation...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191808/chemoradiation-for-organ-preservation-in-the-treatment-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-our-institutional-experience
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Sweety Gupta, Sudarsan De, Nitin Leekha, Shailesh Chand Sahay, Prekshi Chaudary, Shashank Srinivasan, Malay Nandy
AIM: To assess outcome of chemoradiotherapy for organ preservation in muscle invasive bladder cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 patients treated between January 2010 to January 2015 were evaluated in the present study. All patients T staged ranging from cT2-T4a and had undergone maximal transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT). After maximum bladder tumour resection patients were treated with Radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. 8 weeks after completion of treatment response was assessed by check cystoscopy, urine cytology and CECT scan Abdomen...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191600/molecular-characterisation-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-its-potential-connection-with-lipoprotein-lipase-and-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-in-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala
#18
Man Zhou, Hai-Feng Mi, Wen-Bin Liu, Ye-Yang Wu, Kai-Zhou Wang, Guang-Zhen Jiang
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is one kind of cytokines which is related to inflammation and lipid metabolism. TNF-α cDNA was cloned from the liver of blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) through real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) methods. The full-length cDNA of TNF-α covered 1467 bp, with an open reading frame (ORF) of 723 bp, which encodes 240 amino acids. It possessed the TNF family signature IIIPDDGIYFVYSQ. After the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge test, a graded tissue-specific expression pattern of TNF-α was observed and there was high expression abundance in the kidney, brain and liver...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178682/comprehensive-analysis-of-pd-l1-expression-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
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Dieter Henrik Heiland, Gerrit Haaker, Daniel Delev, Bianca Mercas, Waseem Masalha, Sabrina Heynckes, Annette Gäbelein, Dietmar Pfeifer, Maria Stella Carro, Astrid Weyerbrock, Marco Prinz, Oliver Schnell
Glioblastoma multiforme are highly malignant brain tumours with frequent genetic and epigenetic alterations. The poor clinical outcome of these tumours necessitates the development of new treatment options. Immunotherapies for glioblastoma multiforme including PD1/PD-L1 inhibition are currently tested in ongoing clinical trials. The purpose of this study was to investigate the molecular background of PD-L1 expression in glioblastoma multiforme and to find associated pathway activation and genetic alterations...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177203/biology-and-insights-into-the-role-of-cohesin-protease-separase-in-human-malignancies
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Nenggang Zhang, Debananda Pati
Separase, an enzyme that resolves sister chromatid cohesion during the metaphase-to-anaphase transition, plays a pivotal role in chromosomal segregation and cell division. Separase protein, encoded by the extra spindle pole bodies like 1 (ESPL1) gene, is overexpressed in numerous human cancers including breast, bone, brain, and prostate. Separase is oncogenic, and its overexpression is sufficient to induce mammary tumours in mice. Either acute or chronic overexpression of separase in mouse mammary glands leads to aneuploidy and tumorigenesis, and inhibition of separase enzymatic activity decreases the growth of human breast tumour xenografts in mice...
February 8, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
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