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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629376/radiation-therapy-for-older-patients-with-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Minniti, Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Mattia Falchetto Osti, Umberto Ricardi
The incidence of brain tumors in the elderly population has increased over the last few decades. Current treatment includes surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, but the optimal management of older patients with brain tumors remains a matter of debate, since aggressive radiation treatments in this population may be associated with high risks of neurological toxicity and deterioration of quality of life. For such patients, a careful clinical status assessment is mandatory both for clinical decision making and for designing randomized trials to adequately evaluate the optimal combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
June 19, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627598/curcumin-exerts-its-tumor-suppressive-function-via-inhibition-of-nedd4-oncoprotein-in-glioma-cancer-cells
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Xue Wang, Jiaojiao Deng, Jinxia Yuan, Xin Tang, Yuelong Wang, Haifeng Chen, Yi Liu, Liangxue Zhou
Glioblastoma is the most common brain cancer in adults. It represents one of the top ten malignant tumors with an average survival time of nine months despite treatments with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Curcumin is a phytochemical turmeric isolated from root of the Curcuma longa plant. Accumulating evidence have proved that curcumin targets numerous cancer signaling pathways. The E3 ubiquitin ligase NEDD4, neural precursor cell expressed developmentally downregulated protein 4, is frequently overexpressed in various cancers...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624915/the-contribution-of-surgical-brain-mapping-to-the-understanding-of-the-anatomo-functional-basis-of-syntax-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Elia Zanin, Marco Riva, Valentina Bambini, Stefano F Cappa, Lorenzo Magrassi, Andrea Moro
A wide range of studies on language assessment during awake brain surgery is nowadays available. Yet, a consensus on a standardized protocol for intraoperative language mapping is still lacking. More specifically, very limited information is offered about intraoperative assessment of a crucial component of language such as syntax. This review aims at critically analyzing the intraoperative studies investigating the cerebral basis of syntactic processing. A comprehensive query was performed on the literature, returning a total of 18 studies...
June 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618012/metabolomic-signature-of-brain-cancer
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Renu Pandey, Laura Caflisch, Alessia Lodi, Andrew J Brenner, Stefano Tiziani
Despite advances in surgery and adjuvant therapy, brain tumours represent one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality and morbidity in both adults and children. Gliomas constitute about 60% of all cerebral tumours, showing varying degrees of malignancy. They are difficult to treat due to dismal prognosis and limited therapeutics. Metabolomics is the untargeted and targeted analyses of endogenous and exogenous small molecules, which characterizes the phenotype of an individual. This emerging "omics" science provides functional readouts of cellular activity that contribute greatly to the understanding of cancer biology including brain tumour biology...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616382/improving-language-mapping-in-clinical-fmri-through-assessment-of-grammar
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Monika Połczyńska, Kevin Japardi, Susan Curtiss, Teena Moody, Christopher Benjamin, Andrew Cho, Celia Vigil, Taylor Kuhn, Michael Jones, Susan Bookheimer
INTRODUCTION: Brain surgery in the language dominant hemisphere remains challenging due to unintended post-surgical language deficits, despite using pre-surgical functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) and intraoperative cortical stimulation. Moreover, patients are often recommended not to undergo surgery if the accompanying risk to language appears to be too high. While standard fMRI language mapping protocols may have relatively good predictive value at the group level, they remain sub-optimal on an individual level...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615716/lipid-vesicles-containing-transferrin-receptor-binding-peptide-tfr-t12-and-octa-arginine-conjugate-stearyl-r8-efficiently-treat-brain-glioma-along-with-glioma-stem-cells
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Li-Min Mu, Ying-Zi Bu, Lei Liu, Hong-Jun Xie, Rui-Jun Ju, Jia-Shuan Wu, Fan Zeng, Yao Zhao, Jing-Ying Zhang, Wan-Liang Lu
Surgery and radiotherapy cannot fully remove brain glioma; thus, chemotherapy continues to play an important role in treatment of this illness. However, because of the restriction of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the regeneration of glioma stem cells, post-chemotherapy relapse usually occurs. Here, we report a potential solution to these issues that involves a type of novel multifunctional vinblastine liposomes equipped with transferrin receptor binding peptide TfR-T12 and octa-arginine conjugate stearyl-R8...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614179/molecular-hydrogen-inhalation-attenuates-postoperative-cognitive-impairment-in-rats
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Yuchang Xin, Huiying Liu, Peng Zhang, Liuhui Chang, Keliang Xie
Postoperative cognitive decline is a major clinical problem with high morbidity and mortality after surgery. Many studies have found that molecular hydrogen (H2) has significant neuroprotection against acute and chronic neurological injury by regulating inflammation and apoptosis. In this study, we hypothesized that H2 treatment could ameliorate the development of cognitive impairment following surgery. Adult male rats were subjected to stabilized tibial fracture operation under anesthesia. Two percent of H2 was inhaled for 3 h beginning at 1 h after surgery...
June 13, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609560/resolving-the-contributions-of-anaesthesia-surgery-and-nerve-injury-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-of-male-rats-in-the-cci-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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James W M Kang, Kevin A Keay, David Mor
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is critical for selecting and shaping complex behavioral responses. In rodent models of neuropathic pain there is evidence for both structural and functional changes in the mPFC. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the normal functioning of the mPFC. It has been suggested that the disruption of complex behaviors and mood seen in some neuropathic pain patients is mediated in part by alterations of BDNF in this cortical region. In Sprague-Dawley rats, mPFC levels of BDNF and TrkB mRNA and protein, were quantified and compared to controls (n = 24) 6 days after either: (a) halothane (1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608763/identifying-clinical-risk-in-low-grade-gliomas-and-appropriate-treatment-strategies-with-special-emphasis-on-the-role-of-surgery
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Sébastien Boissonneau, Hugues Duffau
Diffuse low-grade glioma (DLGG) is a chronic tumoral disease that ineluctably grows, migrates along white matter pathways, and progresses to a higher grade of malignancy. Areas covered: To determine the best individualized treatment attitude for each DLGG patient, and to redefine it over the years, i.e. to optimize the "onco-functional balance" of serial and multimodal therapies, the understanding of the natural history of this chronic disease is crucial but not sufficient. A paradigmatic shift is to tailor the individual management according to the dynamic relationships between DLGG course and neural remodeling...
June 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607829/adaptive-hypofractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-in-the-acute-management-of-large-thymic-carcinoma-brain-metastases
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Georges Sinclair, Heather Martin, Michael Fagerlund, Amir Samadi, Hamza Benmakhlouf, Ernest Doodo
BACKGROUND: Brain metastases often lead to serious neurological impairment and life threatening states. Their acute management remains complex, particularly in the case of rare malignancies with aggressive evolution. In large single lesions, open surgery followed by radiation to the surgical cavity is widely regarded as the best approach; yet in many cases, microsurgery is not feasible due to the lesion's critical location and/or the number of brain metastases present. We report the effects of adaptive hypofractionated gamma knife radiosurgery in the acute management of critically located thymic carcinoma metastases...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605690/potential-implications-of-luria-s-work-for-the-neuropsychology-of-epilepsy-and-epilepsy-surgery-a-perspective-for-re-examination
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REVIEW
Panayiotis Patrikelis, Giuliana Lucci, Anna Siatouni, Anastasia Verentzioti, Athanasia Alexoudi, Stylianos Gatzonis
The pioneeristic work of Alexander Romanovic Luria into the field of human neuropsychology offered eminent contributions to clinical praxis by providing theory guided methods and instruments for the study of higher cortical functions. However, lots of this knowledge corpus either remains untranslated and thus inaccessible, or in some cases selectively overlooked by academic authorities and consequently not passed to the future generations of experts. Although Luria was not exclusively devoted to the study of epilepsy, his theories and clinical approaches actually penetrate the whole neuropathology spectrum...
June 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601642/comparison-of-citrated-and-fresh-whole-blood-for-viscoelastic-coagulation-testing-during-elective-neurosurgery
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E Silverberg, F Tornqvist, T Kander, J Bengzon, C Solomon, J Bonnevier, U Schött
BACKGROUND: Previous viscoelastic haemostatic tests studies have often indicated a hypercoagulative test signal with citrated blood, which could influence clinical decision makings. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare fresh and citrated whole blood using two non-automated viscoelastic ROTEM and Sonoclot tests. Our hypothesis was that citrated blood would demonstrate a hypercoagulative response in this setting, not tested before. METHODS: Perioperative viscoelastic coagulation changes were evaluated with a ROTEM and Sonoclot in 38 patients undergoing elective brain tumor surgery...
June 3, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601302/traumatic-brain-injury-impairs-sensorimotor-function-in-mice
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Adrian M Sackheim, David Stockwell, Nuria Villalba, Laurel Haines, Chary L Scott, Sheila Russell, Sayamwong E Hammack, Kalev Freeman
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the extent to which murine models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) replicate clinically relevant neurologic outcomes is critical for mechanistic and therapeutic studies. We determined sensorimotor outcomes in a mouse model of TBI and validated the use of a standardized neurologic examination scoring system to quantify the extent of injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a lateral fluid percussion injury model of TBI and compared TBI animals to those that underwent sham surgery...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595975/brain-molecular-imaging-in-pharmacoresistant-focal-epilepsy-current-practice-and-perspectives
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A Verger, S Lagarde, L Maillard, F Bartolomei, E Guedj
This review aims to synthesize all the available data on brain molecular imaging, such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and interictal fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), in focal epilepsies. SPECT imaging is able to measure regional cerebral blood flow and its major innovation remains its ictal imaging value. On the other hand, FDG-PET, which has higher spatial resolution and lower background activity than SPECT, enables glycolytic metabolism to be identified in interictal states...
June 5, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594795/-assessing-efficacy-of-carotid-endarterectomy-by-means-of-intraoperative-flowmetry
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V A Luk'ianchikov, A S Tokarev, N A Polunina, O Iu Nakhabin, E V Udodov, V A Dalibaldian, A V Sytnik, V V Krylov
AIM: The study was aimed at determining volumetric blood flow velocity (VBFV) through the internal carotid artery (ICA) and assessing functional outcomes of treatment of patients, taking into consideration the dynamics of VBFV before and after the operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised a total of 53 patients subjected to examination of VBFV through the ICA before and after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) assessed by means of flowmetry. Neurological deficit was evaluated by means of the NIHS Scale (the M NIHSS prior to operation equalling 2...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593435/hypoxanthine-induces-neuroenergetic-impairment-and-cell-death-in-striatum-of-young-adult-wistar-rats
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Helena Biasibetti-Brendler, Felipe Schmitz, Paula Pierozan, Bruna S Zanotto, Caroline A Prezzi, Rodrigo Binkowski de Andrade, Clovis M D Wannmacher, Angela T S Wyse
Hypoxanthine is the major purine involved in the salvage pathway of purines in the brain. High levels of hypoxanthine are characteristic of Lesch-Nyhan Disease. Since hypoxanthine is a purine closely related to ATP formation, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intrastriatal hypoxanthine administration on neuroenergetic parameters (pyruvate kinase, succinate dehydrogenase, complex II, cytochrome c oxidase, and ATP levels) and mitochondrial function (mitochondrial mass and membrane potential) in striatum of rats...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590521/seventy-years-with-the-globus-pallidus-pallidal-surgery-for-movement-disorders-between-1947-and-2017
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REVIEW
Laura Cif, Marwan Hariz
The year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of human stereotactic neurosurgery. The first procedure was a pallidotomy for Huntington's disease. However, it was for Parkinson's disease that pallidotomy was soon adopted worldwide. Pallidotomy was abandoned in the late 1950s in favor of thalamotomy because of the latter's more striking effect on tremor. The advent of levodopa put a halt to all surgery for PD. In the mid-1980s, Laitinen reintroduced the posteroventral pallidotomy of Leksell, and this procedure spread worldwide thanks to its efficacy on most parkinsonian symptoms including levodopa-induced dyskinesias and thanks to basic scientific work confirming the role of the globus pallidus internus in the pathophysiology of PD...
June 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589293/impairment-of-osmotic-challenge-induced-neurohypophyseal-hormones-secretion-in-sepsis-survivor-rats
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Nilton Nascimento Santos-Junior, Luís Henrique Angenendt Costa, Carlos Henrique Rocha Catalão, Alexandre Kanashiro, Tarek Sharshar, Maria José Alves Rocha
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Recent studies have reported that sepsis survivors show impaired central nervous system functions. The osmoregulation in this post-sepsis condition has not been well investigated. In the present study, we evaluated the secretion of neurohypophyseal hormones, arginine vasopressin (AVP) and oxytocin (OT), and water intake induced by osmotic challenge in survivor rats. METHODS: Wistar rats were submitted to sepsis by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
June 6, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588186/post-operative-supplementary-motor-area-syndrome-a-case-report
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A R Satter, D S Asif, S Zannat, S K Gaddam
The supplementary motor area (SMA-proper) is important for the programming and execution of motor, speech, and other elaborative functions. SMA is frequently involved by brain tumors (particularly WHO grade II gliomas). Surgery in this area can be followed by the 'SMA syndrome', characterised by contralateral akinesia and mutism. We present a case of Falcine meningioma in the region of the right SMA which developed SMA syndrome. Our patient showed complete recovery of neurological function but the process was slow with a specific pattern...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587706/coma-after-acute-head-injury
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Raimund Firsching
BACKGROUND: Coma after acute head injury is always alarming. Depending on the type of injury, immediate treatment may be life-saving. About a quarter of a million patients are treated for traumatic brain injury in Germany each year. Treatment recommendations must be updated continually in the light of advancing knowledge. METHODS: This review of treatment recommendations, prognostic factors, and the pathophysiology of coma after acute head injury is based on a 2015 German guideline for the treatment of head injury in adults and on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed for literature on post-traumatic coma...
May 5, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
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