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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334442/a-rare-initial-presentation-of-primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-pnet-in-a-10-year-old-male
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Peter Paul Lim, Jagadeesh Ramdas, Michal Ann Miller, Conrad Schuerch, George Wu
Primary leptomeningeal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are extremely rare childhood central nervous system malignancies harboring a very poor prognosis. There is no consensus treatment for these tumors to date. We report a case of a 10-year-old male who presented with mental status change, hydrocephalus, intracranial and spinal diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement without a primary mass upon cranial imaging and a negative initial biopsy until five months into his presentation. He responded significantly well to initial chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
December 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334259/development-of-three-dimensional-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-model-for-patient-communication-and-young-neurosurgeon-education
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Mengqi Dong, Guangzhong Chen, Kun Qin, Xiaowen Ding, Dong Zhou, Chao Peng, Shaojian Zeng, Xianming Deng
PURPOSE: Rapid prototyping technology is used to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) models and facilitate presurgical patient communication and medical education for young surgeons. METHODS: Two intracranial AVM cases were selected for this study. Using 3D CT angiography or 3D rotational angiography images, the brain AVM models were reconstructed on personal computer and the rapid prototyping process was completed using a 3D printer...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334039/refractory-epilepsy-the-role-of-positron-emission-tomography
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Tommy L H Chan, Jonathan Romsa, David A Steven, Jorge G Burneo
RATIONALE: Presurgical localization of the epileptogenic focus is critical to successful surgery. Traditionally, localization of the epileptogenic focus depends on seizure semiology, scalp video-electroencephalography (vEEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neuropsychological assessment, and, when needed, intracranial EEG (iEEG). We aimed to explore the role of positron emission tomography (PET) in the presurgical evaluation of patients with refractory epilepsy. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on patients from London Health Sciences Centre (London, Ontario) with refractory epilepsy who underwent PET from September of 2011 to April of 2016...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333792/reduced-suprathreshold-odor-identification-in-patients-with-pseudotumor-cerebri-a-non-randomized-prospective-study
#4
Gad Dotan, Eyal Cohen, Ainat Klein, Anat Kesler
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that olfaction is impaired in patients with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). OBJECTIVES: To measure suprathreshold olfactory function by using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), assessing its usefulness for routine clinical use. METHODS: Forty PTC patients underwent USPIT olfactory testing. RESULTS: Twenty-nine out of 40 (73%) PTC patients (36 women, 4 men; mean age 34 years) had reduced suprathreshold smell sensation according to UPSIT scores: 19 (47%) had mild microsmia, 9 (23%) had moderate microsmia, and one (3%) was classified as having severe microsmia...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333567/predictors-for-intracranial-hemorrhage-following-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-posterior-circulation-stroke
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Dorňák Tomáš, Král Michal, Sedláčková Zuzana, Šaňák Daniel, Čecháková Eva, Divišová Petra, Zapletalová Jana, Kaňovský Petr
Intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is a standard treatment for anterior (ACS) and posterior circulation stroke (PCS). However, due to the low occurrence of PCS and of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in PCS, the knowledge about ICH predictors following IVT in PCS is sparse. Our aim was to identify predictors for ICH following IVT in PCS. The set consisted of 1281 consecutive ischemic stroke (IS) patients treated with IVT, out of which 158 (103 males; mean age 65.6 ± 12.3 years) had PCS. Collected data include baseline characteristics, common stroke risk factors, pre-medication, stroke severity, admission blood glucose level, blood pressure and treatment with intravenous antihypertensive therapy before and during IVT, occlusion of arteries, recanalization rate, time to treatment, and clinical outcome at day 90...
January 15, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333566/principles-of-management-of-central-nervous-system-infections
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Sunit Singhi, Suresh Kumar Angurana
CNS infections in children are medical emergency and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. For diagnosis, a high index of suspicion is required. Clinical assessment should be supplemented by laboratory investigations including CSF Gram stain and cultures, blood culture, PCR on CSF, serological tests, and imaging. Commonly associated life threatening complications include coma, seizure, raised intracranial pressure (ICP), focal deficits, shock, respiratory failure, and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities...
January 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333005/prognostic-factors-and-survival-outcomes-of-intracranial-ependymoma-treated-with-multimodality-approach
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Kunhi Parambath Haresh, Ajeet Kumar Gandhi, Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson, Subhash Gupta, Daya Nand Sharma, Pramod Kumar Julka, Goura Kisor Rath
Objectives: We aimed to analyze treatment outcomes of intracranial ependymoma (ICE) treated at our institute with multimodality approach. Materials and Methods: Demography, treatment details, and survival data of 40 patients (2005-2012) were collected in a predesigned pro forma. Kaplan Meier method was used to analyze disease-free survival (DFS) and the impact of prognostic factors was determined using univariate analysis (log-rank test). Multivariate analysis was performed using Cox-proportional hazard model...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332781/pediatric-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-patient-with-traumatic-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-takotsubo-syndrome
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Thomas E Pearson, Meg A Frizzola, Marc A Priest, Monica A Rochman, Curtis D Froehlich
Takotsubo syndrome is rare in pediatric patients but must be considered in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage with pulmonary edema and cardiomyopathy. A systematic, collaborative approach is needed to facilitate emergent transfer of patients where extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (e-CPR) is used as a lifesaving measure. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in transport requires preplanning, role delineation, resources, and research efforts to be successful. We present an unusual transport case of successful e-CPR/ECMO treatment of Takotsubo syndrome in a 12-year-old boy with an isolated traumatic intracranial injury, cardiomyopathy with pulmonary edema, and multiple cardiac arrests...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332078/magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-movement-disorders
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Young Goo Kim, Eun Jung Kweon, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
Transcranial magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery has recently gained favor as a novel, noninvasive alternative to conventional neurosurgery. In contrast to traditional ablative interventions, transcranial MRgFUS surgery is entirely imaging-guided and uses continuous temperature measurements at the target and surrounding tissue taken in real-time. Unlike Gamma Knife radiosurgery, MRgFUS surgery can make a lesion immediately and does not use ionizing radiation. Moreover, since no metallic device is implanted, MR imaging-based diagnosis is not restricted throughout life...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332069/the-history-of-movement-disorder-brain-surgery
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L Dade Lunsford, Ajay Niranjan
The first surgical procedures for abnormal movement disorders began in the 1930s, when surgeons first proposed ablative techniques of the caudate nucleus or transection of motor (pyramidal) pathways to reduce involuntary movements in patients with Parkinson's related tremor. During the 50-year interval between 1945 and 1995, the development of precise intracranial guiding devices, brain maps, and advanced imaging led to the refinement of appropriate deep brain targets affecting extrapyramidal pathways. Lesional surgery and subsequent neuroaugmentation using deep brain stimulation extended the role of deep brain surgery for a wider group of patients with tremor, rigidity, dyskinesia, and other involuntary movement disorders...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331948/lvis-blue-as-a-low-porosity-stent-and-coil-adjuvant
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Matthew J Koch, Christopher J Stapleton, Scott B Raymond, Susan Williams, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, James David Rabinov, Aman B Patel
INTRODUCTION: The LVIS Blue is an FDA-approved stent with 28% metallic coverage that is indicated for use in conjunction with coil embolization for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Given a porosity similar to approved flow diverters and higher than currently available intracranial stents, we sought to evaluate the effectiveness of this device for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: We performed an observational single-center study to evaluate initial occlusion and occlusion at 6-month follow-up for patients treated with the LVIS Blue in conjunction with coil embolization at our institution using the modified Raymond-Roy classification (mRRC), where mRRC 1 indicates complete embolization, mRRC 2 persistent opacification of the aneurysm neck, mRRC 3a filling of the aneurysm dome within coil interstices, and mRRC 3b filling of the aneurysm dome...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331871/rupture-during-coiling-of-intracranial-aneurysms-predictors-and-clinical-outcome
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Damian Kocur, Nikodem Przybyłko, Piotr Bażowski, Jan Baron
INTRODUCTION: The intraprocedural aneurysm rupture (IPR) is one of the most feared adverse effect associated with the coil embolization therapy. The aim of the study was to identify predisposing factors for IPR, as well as to define patient groups with worse clinical outcome following IPR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From February 2008 to March 2015, 273 consecutive patients were treated at our institution via endovascular coil embolization. Patient medical records were reviewed with emphasis on procedure description, potential risk factors and clinical outcomes related to IPR...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331747/dural-based-cavernous-malformation-at-the-cerebral-convexity-report-of-two-pediatric-patients
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Guichen Li, Xuan Zhai, Yang Zhang, Ping Liang, Xuanxuan Wu, Kun Hou
BACKGROUND: Intracranial (cavernous malformations) CMs are usually located at the cerebral parenchyma, dural-based CMs outside the middle fossa are rarely reported. To our knowledge, dural-based CMs located at the cerebral convexity are even rarer that only two pediatric cases were ever reported. In this report, we present two extremely rare cases of dural-based CMs at the cerebral convexity in pediatric patients. The clinical course, radiological and pathological features, treatment, and follow-up are described...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331746/canadian-neurosurgery-educators-views-on-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-residency-training
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Nardin Samuel, Justine Philteos, Naif M Alotaibi, Christopher Ahuja, Alireza Mansouri, Abhaya V Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increasing prominence of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in treating intracranial and spinal pathologies, there is currently a dearth of exposure to this modality in neurosurgical residency. To address this gap, the aim of this study is to assess neurosurgery educators' views regarding the current state of SRS exposure, and to identify potential approaches to improve residency education in this domain. METHODS: Qualitative thematic analysis and constructivist grounded theory methodology were employed...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331647/the-implant-effect-after-intracranial-electrode-placement-is-transient-clinical-improvement-explained-by-post-implantation-electrophysiological-changes
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EDITORIAL
Bassel Abou-Khalil, Antonio Valentin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331570/meningeal-marginal-zone-b-cell-lymphoma-the-meningioma-trap
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Alexandre Villeneuve, François Rubin, Pierre Bonfils
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of marginal zone MALT lymphoma of the temporal dura mater, initially mistaken for temporal meningioma. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old immunocompetent woman, followed for more than 10 years for temporal meningioma causing vertigo and mixed hearing loss, presented with cervical lymphadenopathy, revealing marked progression of an intracranial lesion, leading to a diagnosis of marginal zone MALT lymphoma based on histological examination of a cervical lymph node...
January 10, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330804/in-vivo-manipulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-during-glioma-genesis
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Patricia D B Tiburcio, Séan B Lyne, L Eric Huang
Hypoxia has long been recognized as a driving force of tumor progression and therapeutic resistance, and the transcription factor HIF-1α is believed to play a crucial role in these processes. Here we describe an efficient RCAS/Nes-TVA system that allows for in vivo manipulation of HIF-1α expression in the mouse neural progenitor cells. Simple production of the recombinant avian virus RCAS enables quick delivery of gene of interest through injection into the neural progenitors of transgenic mice expressing the viral cognate receptor TVA under the nestin promoter...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330748/surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-intracranial-meningioma-neuropsychological-functioning-during-a-long-term-follow-up
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Andrea Di Cristofori, Barbara Zarino, Giulio Bertani, Marco Locatelli, Paolo Rampini, Giorgio Carrabba, Manuela Caroli
Surgical treatment of elderly patients with meningioma is has proved to be safe, especially when patients are selected using dedicated surgical scores. These scores take into account tumor size, edema, location and patient's co-morbidities. Neuropsychological functioning (NPF) of this kind of patients has been poorly studied in literature and it is not taken into account by these scores. Aim of our study was to describe the long-term outcome in terms of NPF of elderly patients undergoing surgery. Patients older than 70 years of age affected by intracranial meningioma and selected with the Clinical-Radiological Grading Score were included in our study...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330520/association-of-homocysteine-with-aysmptomatic-intracranial-and-extracranial-arterial-stenosis-in-hypertension-patients
#19
Yan Wang, Jin Zhang, Yuesheng Qian, Xiaofeng Tang, Huawei Ling, Kemin Chen, Yan Li, Pingjin Gao, Dingliang Zhu
Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) is suggested as an independent risk factor for stroke. We aimed to investigate the association of Hcy concentration with intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) and extracranial AS (ECAS) in hypertensive patients without stroke in Chinese population and to explore modified effect of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T on their relationship. The stenosis of intracranial and extracranial arteries were evaluated in a total of 929 subjects through computerized tomographic angiography (CTA) from aortic arch to the skull base...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330327/signal-complexity-of-human-intracranial-eeg-tracks-successful-associative-memory-formation-across-individuals
#20
Timothy C Sheehan, Vishnu Sreekumar, Sara K Inati, Kareem A Zaghloul
Memory performance is highly variable between individuals. Most studies examining human memory, however, have largely focused on the neural correlates of successful memory formation within individuals, rather than the differences between them. As such, what gives rise to this variability is poorly understood. Here, we examined intracranial EEG (iEEG) recordings captured from 43 participants (23 male) implanted with subdural electrodes for seizure monitoring as they performed a paired-associates verbal memory task...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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