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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770897/machine-learning-a-useful-radiological-adjunct-in-determination-of-a-newly-diagnosed-glioma-s-grade-and-idh-status
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Céline De Looze, Alan Beausang, Jane Cryan, Teresa Loftus, Patrick G Buckley, Michael Farrell, Seamus Looby, Richard Reilly, Francesca Brett, Hugh Kearney
INTRODUCTION: Machine learning methods have been introduced as a computer aided diagnostic tool, with applications to glioma characterisation on MRI. Such an algorithmic approach may provide a useful adjunct for a rapid and accurate diagnosis of a glioma. The aim of this study is to devise a machine learning algorithm that may be used by radiologists in routine practice to aid diagnosis of both: WHO grade and IDH mutation status in de novo gliomas. METHODS: To evaluate the status quo, we interrogated the accuracy of neuroradiology reports in relation to WHO grade: grade II 96...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766943/brain-stem-hemangioblastomas-the-seemingly-innocuous-lesion-in-a-perilous-location
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Jeena Joseph, Sanjay Behari, Shruti Gupta, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Anish Gandhi, Arun Srivastava, Awadhesh K Jaiswal
Introduction: Hemangioblastomas [75% sporadic, 25% with Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease] are highly vascular, benign lesions. The surgical nuances, management, and complication avoidance in brain-stem hemangioblastomas (BHs) have been studied. Material and Methods: Over 18 years, 27(mean age: 29 years; range 15-60 years) consecutive cases of BH underwent microsurgical excision. All patients were assessed clinico-radiologically for neurological deficits and screened for VHL disease...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765862/genomic-imprinting-and-the-regulation-of-postnatal-neurogenesis
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REVIEW
Anna Lozano-Ureña, Raquel Montalbán-Loro, Anne C Ferguson-Smith, Sacri R Ferrón
Most genes required for mammalian development are expressed from both maternally and paternally inherited chromosomal homologues. However, there are a small number of genes known as " imprinted genes " that only express a single allele from one parent, which is repressed on the gene from the other parent. Imprinted genes are dependent on epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation and post-translational modifications of the DNA-associated histone proteins to establish and maintain their parental identity...
November 9, 2017: Brain Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764622/absolute-cbv-for-the-differentiation-of-recurrence-and-radionecrosis-of-brain-metastases-after-gamma-knife-radiotherapy-a-comparison-with-relative-cbv
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B Wang, B Zhao, Y Zhang, M Ge, P Zhao, Na Sun, C Li, Q Pang, S Xu, Y Liu
AIM: To investigate the efficiency of absolute cerebral blood volume (CBV) in the differentiation of tumour recurrence (TR) and radionecrosis (RN) in brain metastases (BM) and to evaluate the performance of absolute CBV compared to relative CBV (rCBV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2015 and June 2017, 46 patients with BM underwent quantitative dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion-weighted imaging (DSC-PWI) because new enhancement had been demonstrated in irradiated lesions after gamma knife radiotherapy...
May 12, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763764/machine-learning-based-brain-tumour-segmentation-on-limited-data-using-local-texture-and-abnormality
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Stijn Bonte, Ingeborg Goethals, Roel Van Holen
Brain tumour segmentation in medical images is a very challenging task due to the large variety in tumour shape, position, appearance, scanning modalities and scanning parameters. Most existing segmentation algorithms use information from four different MRI-sequences, but since this is often not available, there is need for a method able to delineate the different tumour tissues based on a minimal amount of data. We present a novel approach using a Random Forests model combining voxelwise texture and abnormality features on a contrast-enhanced T1 and FLAIR MRI...
May 7, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760495/a-map-for-fatal-brain-tumour-may-aid-cures
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May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759978/the-developmental-origin-of-brain-tumours-a-cellular-and-molecular-framework
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REVIEW
Roberta Azzarelli, Benjamin D Simons, Anna Philpott
The development of the nervous system relies on the coordinated regulation of stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. The discovery that brain tumours contain a subpopulation of cells with stem/progenitor characteristics that are capable of sustaining tumour growth has emphasized the importance of understanding the cellular dynamics and the molecular pathways regulating neural stem cell behaviour. By focusing on recent work on glioma and medulloblastoma, we review how lineage tracing contributed to dissecting the embryonic origin of brain tumours and how lineage-specific mechanisms that regulate stem cell behaviour in the embryo may be subverted in cancer to achieve uncontrolled proliferation and suppression of differentiation...
May 14, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759891/the-putative-role-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-the-pathophysiology-of-sleep-dysfunction-across-neuropsychiatric-disorders-focus-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-bipolar-disorder-and-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Gerwyn Morris, Brendon Stubbs, Cristiano A Köhler, Ken Walder, Anastasiya Slyepchenko, Michael Berk, André F Carvalho
Sleep and circadian abnormalities are prevalent and burdensome manifestations of diverse neuro-immune diseases, and may aggravate the course of several neuropsychiatric disorders. The underlying pathophysiology of sleep abnormalities across neuropsychiatric disorders remains unclear, and may involve the inter-play of several clinical variables and mechanistic pathways. In this review, we propose a heuristic framework in which reciprocal interactions of immune, oxidative and nitrosative stress, and mitochondrial pathways may drive sleep abnormalities across potentially neuroprogressive disorders...
April 4, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755916/a-case-of-sinonasal-undifferentiated-carcinoma-with-brain-metastases
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Julianna Sienna, Nhu-Tram Nguyen, Julie Arsenault, Ian Hodson, Brandon Meyers
Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a rare aggressive neoplasm arising in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. We report a unique case of an 80-year-old man who presented with a locally advanced SNUC involving the ethmoid, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses and bilateral lymph nodes, clinical T4N2M0. Given his age and the initial extent of his primary tumour, he was treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by chemoradiation with a split course of 50 Gray (Gy) in 40 fractions delivered twice a day...
March 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753957/brainstem-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-using-focused-ultrasound-a-demonstration-of-feasibility-and-enhanced-doxorubicin-delivery
#10
Saira Alli, Carlyn A Figueiredo, Brian Golbourn, Nesrin Sabha, Megan Yijun Wu, Andrew Bondoc, Amanda Luck, Daniel Coluccia, Colin Maslink, Christian Smith, Heiko Wurdak, Kullervo Hynynen, Meaghan O'Reilly, James T Rutka
Magnetic Resonance Image-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) has been used to achieve transient BBB opening without tissue injury. Delivery of a targeted ultrasonic wave causes an interaction between administered microbubbles and the capillary bed resulting in enhanced vessel permeability. The use of MRgFUS in the brainstem has not previously been shown but could provide value in the treatment of tumours such as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) where the intact BBB has contributed to the limited success of chemotherapy...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753700/spectrum-and-prevalence-of-genetic-predisposition-in-medulloblastoma-a-retrospective-genetic-study-and-prospective-validation-in-a-clinical-trial-cohort
#11
Sebastian M Waszak, Paul A Northcott, Ivo Buchhalter, Giles W Robinson, Christian Sutter, Susanne Groebner, Kerstin B Grund, Laurence Brugières, David T W Jones, Kristian W Pajtler, A Sorana Morrissy, Marcel Kool, Dominik Sturm, Lukas Chavez, Aurelie Ernst, Sebastian Brabetz, Michael Hain, Thomas Zichner, Maia Segura-Wang, Joachim Weischenfeldt, Tobias Rausch, Balca R Mardin, Xin Zhou, Cristina Baciu, Christian Lawerenz, Jennifer A Chan, Pascale Varlet, Lea Guerrini-Rousseau, Daniel W Fults, Wiesława Grajkowska, Peter Hauser, Nada Jabado, Young-Shin Ra, Karel Zitterbart, Suyash S Shringarpure, Francisco M De La Vega, Carlos D Bustamante, Ho-Keung Ng, Arie Perry, Tobey J MacDonald, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Anne E Bendel, Daniel C Bowers, Geoffrey McCowage, Murali M Chintagumpala, Richard Cohn, Timothy Hassall, Gudrun Fleischhack, Tone Eggen, Finn Wesenberg, Maria Feychting, Birgitta Lannering, Joachim Schüz, Christoffer Johansen, Tina V Andersen, Martin Röösli, Claudia E Kuehni, Michael Grotzer, Kristina Kjaerheim, Camelia M Monoranu, Tenley C Archer, Elizabeth Duke, Scott L Pomeroy, Redmond Shelagh, Stephan Frank, David Sumerauer, Wolfram Scheurlen, Marina V Ryzhova, Till Milde, Christian P Kratz, David Samuel, Jinghui Zhang, David A Solomon, Marco Marra, Roland Eils, Claus R Bartram, Katja von Hoff, Stefan Rutkowski, Vijay Ramaswamy, Richard J Gilbertson, Andrey Korshunov, Michael D Taylor, Peter Lichter, David Malkin, Amar Gajjar, Jan O Korbel, Stefan M Pfister
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma is associated with rare hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes; however, consensus medulloblastoma predisposition genes have not been defined and screening guidelines for genetic counselling and testing for paediatric patients are not available. We aimed to assess and define these genes to provide evidence for future screening guidelines. METHODS: In this international, multicentre study, we analysed patients with medulloblastoma from retrospective cohorts (International Cancer Genome Consortium [ICGC] PedBrain, Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium [MAGIC], and the CEFALO series) and from prospective cohorts from four clinical studies (SJMB03, SJMB12, SJYC07, and I-HIT-MED)...
May 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751708/-preparation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-arsenic-trioxide-glioma-targeting-drug-delivery-system-loaded-by-pamam-dendrimers-co-modified-with-rgdyc-and-peg
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An-Hao Huang, Shun-Ping Han, Yan-Ping Lu, Rui Ma, Hang-Sheng Zheng, Fan-Zhu Li
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is an effective component of traditional Chinese medicine arsenic. The existing studies have shown its good inhibition and apoptosis ability on a variety of tumours. However, its toxicity and difficulties in the permeability into the blood brain barrier (BBB) has the limitation in the application of glioma treatment. Polyamide-amine dendrimer (PAMAM) is a synthetic polymer with many advantages, such as a good permeability, stability and biocompatibility. Additionally, the 5th generation of PAMAM is an ideal drug carrier due to its three-dimensional structure...
April 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751058/imaging-brain-tumour-microstructure
#13
Markus Nilsson, Elisabet Englund, Filip Szczepankiewicz, Danielle van Westen, Pia C Sundgren
Imaging is an indispensable tool for brain tumour diagnosis, surgical planning, and follow-up. Definite diagnosis, however, often demands histopathological analysis of microscopic features of tissue samples, which have to be obtained by invasive means. A non-invasive alternative may be to probe corresponding microscopic tissue characteristics by MRI, or so called 'microstructure imaging'. The promise of microstructure imaging is one of 'virtual biopsy' with the goal to offset the need for invasive procedures in favour of imaging that can guide pre-surgical planning and can be repeated longitudinally to monitor and predict treatment response...
May 8, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747666/survival-of-rats-bearing-advanced-intracerebral-f-98-tumors-after-glutathione-depletion-and-microbeam-radiation-therapy-conclusions-from-a-pilot-project
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E Schültke, E Bräuer-Krisch, H Blattmann, H Requardt, J A Laissue, G Hildebrandt
BACKGROUND: Resistance to radiotherapy is frequently encountered in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. It is caused at least partially by the high glutathione content in the tumour tissue. Therefore, the administration of the glutathione synthesis inhibitor Buthionine-SR-Sulfoximine (BSO) should increase survival time. METHODS: BSO was tested in combination with an experimental synchrotron-based treatment, microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), characterized by spatially and periodically alternating microscopic dose distribution...
May 10, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745729/anti-proliferate-and-apoptosis-triggering-potential-of-methotrexate-transferrin-conjugate-encapsulated-plga-nanoparticles-with-enhanced-cellular-uptake-by-high-affinity-folate-receptors
#15
Ankush Parmar, Atul Jain, Shivani Uppal, S K Mehta, Khuswinder Kaur, Bhupinder Singh, Rajat Sandhir, Shweta Sharma
The objective of the present study is to enhance the permeation of bioactive molecules across highly lipophilic insurmountable blood brain barrier (BBB) using folic acid (FA) functionalized poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (FA-PNPs) coated with non-ionic surfactant, Polysorbate 80 (P80 ). The developed Mtx-Tf loaded folic acid anchored PNPs formulation depicted particle size, zeta potential and entrapment efficiency of 109 ± 2.3 nm, -9.38 ± 0.9 mV and 71.0 ± 0.6%, respectively...
May 10, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744624/a-rare-case-of-paediatric-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-treated-with-high-dose-methotrexate-and-rituximab-based-chemoimmunotherapy-and-whole-brain-radiotherapy-followed-by-tumour-bed-boost-with-three-dimensional-conformal-radiation-technique
#16
Narayan Adhikari, Ahitagni Biswas, Sameer Bakhshi, Gaurav Khanna, Vaishali Suri
BACKGROUND: Primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) are rare in the paediatric population. CLINICAL CASE: A 12-year-old boy presented to our clinic with complaints of multiple episodes of generalised tonic-clonic seizures for 1 year and gradual loss of vision in both eyes for 3 months. Baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain showed a large (7.2 × 7 cm) enhancing soft tissue lesion in the right frontal lobe causing mass effect and midline shift...
May 9, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742888/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumour-from-tumours-to-therapies
#17
REVIEW
Elizabeth Anne Richardson, Ben Ho, Annie Huang
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumours (ATRTs) are the most common malignant central nervous system tumours in children ≤1 year of age and represent approximately 1-2% of all pediatric brain tumours. ATRT is a primarily monogenic disease characterized by the bi-allelic loss of the SMARCB1 gene, which encodes the hSNF5 subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex. Though conventional dose chemotherapy is not effective in most ATRT patients, high dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and/or intrathecal chemotherapy all show significant potential to improve patient survival...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742885/malignant-brain-tumours-in-children-present-and-future-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
James T Rutka
In contrast to many of the malignant tumors that occur in the central nervous system in adults, the management, responses to therapy, and future perspectives of children with malignant lesions of the brain hold considerable promise. Within the past 5 years, remarkable progress has been made with our understanding of the basic biology of the molecular genetics of several pediatric malignant brain tumors including medulloblastoma, ependymoma, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour, and high grade glioma/diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742880/diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-clinical-features-molecular-genetics-and-novel-targeted-therapeutics
#19
REVIEW
Ryan K Mathew, James T Rutka
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a deadly paediatric brain cancer. Transient response to radiation, ineffective chemotherapeutic agents and aggressive biology result in rapid progression of symptoms and a dismal prognosis. Increased availability of tumour tissue has enabled the identification of histone gene aberrations, genetic driver mutations and methylation changes, which have resulted in molecular and phenotypic subgrouping. However, many of the underlying mechanisms of DIPG oncogenesis remain unexplained...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739453/spontaneous-renal-hemorrhage-secondary-to-choriocarcinoma-in-a-man-with-congenital-hypospadias-and-cryptorchidism-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Yi Li, Gang Chen, Han Chen, Shuang Wen, Chao-Yu Xiong, Zi-Yi Yang, Yun-Xiao Zhu, Nathan Jeffreys
BACKGROUND: Choriocarcinoma is a rare malignant germ-cell tumour, most commonly found in adult women. It infrequently presents as spontaneous renal haemorrhage (SRH). Genital malformation and SRH secondary to choriocarcinoma has previously been only reported in females. We present what we believe to be the first case of a male patient with genital malformation (hypospadias and cryptorchidism) and SRH at presentation of choriocarcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old man presented to the department with intense pain in the right flank region and lower back...
May 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
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