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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092531/a-200-1380-khz-quadrifrequency-focused-ultrasound-transducer-for-neurostimulation-in-rodents-and-primates-transcranial-in-vitro-calibration-and-numerical-study-of-the-influence-of-skull-cavity
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Charlotte Constans, Thomas Deffieux, Pierre Pouget, Mickael Tanter, Jean-Francois Aubry
Low intensity transcranial focused ultrasound has been demonstrated to produce neuromodulation in both animals and humans. Primarily for technical reasons, frequency is one of the most poorly investigated critical wave parameters. We propose the use of a quadri-band transducer capable of operating at 200, 320, 850 and 1380 kHz for further investigation of the frequency dependence of neuromodulation efficacy while keeping the position of the transducer fixed with respect to the subject's head. This paper presents the results of the transducer calibration in water, in vitro transmission measurements through a monkey skull flap, 3D simulations based on both a μCT-scan of a rat and on CT-scans of 2 macaques...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090518/clinical-characteristics-and-molecular-pathology-of-skull-ectopic-thyroid-cancer
#2
Longxing Cao, Zhongyong Wang, Jiawei Ma, Jinsheng Chen, Haojiang Zhu, Xiaohua Zhou, Qing Zhu, Jun Dong, Qing Lan, Qiang Huang
Thyroid cancer is very common, but skull ectopic thyroid cancer has not been reported in 50 years of literatures in foreign countries. There are only four cases of the skull ectopic thyroid cancer reported in more than 30 years of domestic literature including the cases in this report. This paper aims to investigate the clinical characteristics and possible molecular mechanisms of this rare disease. Five keywords of "thyroid gland", "ectopic thyroid", "thyroid cancer", "ectopic thyroid cancer" and "metastatic thyroid cancer" were included and 50 years of literatures in the PubMed-MEDLINE and Wanfang database were reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089836/delayed-csf-rhinorrhea-after-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-with-or-without-preceding-transsphenoidal-resection-for-pituitary-pathology
#3
Avital Perry, Christopher S Graffeo, William R Copeland, Kathryn M Van Abel, Matthew L Carlson, Bruce E Pollock, Michael J Link
BACKGROUND: Skull base cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is a very rare complication. In patients who were treated with both GKRS and transsphenoidal resection (TSR) for pituitary lesions, early CSF leak occurs at a comparable rate to the general TSR population (4%). Delayed CSF leak occurring more than a year after TSR, GKRS, or dual therapy, is exceedingly rare. METHODS: Retrospective chart review and review of the literature RESULTS: We present two cases of delayed CSF leak following GKRS to treat pituitary adenoma...
January 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089805/surgical-outcomes-of-endoscopic-endonasal-skull-base-surgery-of-craniopharyngiomas-evaluated-according-to-the-degree-of-hypothalamic-extension
#4
Shigetoshi Yano, Takuichiro Hide, Naoki Shinojima
OBJECTIVE: Sparing the hypothalamus following craniopharyngiomas treatment is a prerequisite to ensure a good quality of life. In this study, the functional prognosis of craniopharyngioma following Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery (EES) was examined in function of the degree of hypothalamic extension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty cases of craniopharyngioma treated by EES were categorized according to Puget's classification using preoperative and postoperative MRI...
January 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089417/venous-sinus-compromise-after-pre-sigmoid-transpetrosal-approach-for-skull-base-tumors-a-study-on-the-asymptomatic-incidence-and-report-of-a-rare-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-as-symptomatic-manifestation
#5
Walter C Jean, Daniel R Felbaum, Andrew B Stemer, Michael Hoa, H Jeffrey Kim
The sigmoid sinus is routinely exposed and manipulated during pre-sigmoid, transpetrosal approaches to the skull base, but there is scant data available on the incidence of venous sinus compromise after surgery. We encountered a dural arteriovenous fistula as a result of sigmoid sinus occlusion and examined the incidence of venous sinus thrombosis or narrowing after transpetrosal surgeries. We performed a retrospective analysis of a series of patients treated by the senior surgeons (WCJ, MH, HJK), who underwent either a posterior petrosectomy or translabyrinthine approach for various skull base tumors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088089/the-traumatic-potential-of-a-projectile-shot-from-a-sling
#6
Igor Borovsky, Zvi Lankovsky, Leonid Kalichman, Victor Belkin
Herein, we analyze the energy parameters of stones of various weights and shapes shot from a sling and based on this data evaluate its traumatic potential. Four police officers proficient in the use of a sling participated in the trials. The following projectile types, shot using an overhead technique at a target 100m away were: round steel balls of different sizes and weights (24mm, 57g; 32mm, 135g; 38mm, 227g); different shaped stones weighing 100-150g and 150-200g and a golf ball (47g). Our data indicated that projectiles shot from unconventional weapons such as a sling, have serious traumatic potential for unprotected individuals and can cause blunt trauma of moderate to critical severity such as fractures of the trunk, limb, and facial skull bone, depending on the weight and shape of the projectile and the distance from the source of danger...
October 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080910/use-of-computed-tomography-for-investigation-of-rhinitis-and-sinusitis-in-a-greater-rhea-rhea-americana
#7
Anne M Meyer, Kristen Phair, Gary West
Sinusitis is a common finding in avian species; however, it presents unique treatment challenges in ratites. A 6-yr-old male greater rhea ( Rhea americana ) presented acutely with right infraorbital sinus swelling and chemosis. Oral antibiotics were prescribed based on bacterial culture results with incomplete resolution of clinical signs. A computed tomography scan of the skull demonstrated a mixed-density soft tissue mass with extensive destruction of the right nasal bone, hard palate, maxilla, and frontal bone...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074281/one-step-cad-cam-titanium-cranioplasty-after-drilling-template-assisted-resection-of-intraosseous-skull-base-meningioma-technical-note
#8
A Carolus, S Weihe, K Schmieder, C Brenke
INTRODUCTION: Cranial defects following intra-osseous tumor removal may be large and require adequate reconstruction. CAD/CAM implants have been used for years to achieve an optimal cosmetic result. The disadvantage is that such implants require a second surgery. A preoperative virtual planning of resection margins and the simultaneously fabrication of the cranioplasty could be a possibility to subsume the steps tumor resection and cosmetic restoration to a single procedure. METHODS: We present two cases of patients with complex intra-osseous spheno-orbital meningioma...
January 10, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069511/in-vivo-characterization-of-magnesium-alloy-biodegradation-using-electrochemical-h2-monitoring-icp-ms-and-xps
#9
Daoli Zhao, Tingting Wang, Keaton Nahan, Xuefei Guo, Zhanping Zhang, Zhongyun Dong, Shuna Chen, Da-Tren Chou, Daeho Hong, Prashant N Kumta, William R Heineman
: The effect of widely different corrosion rates of Mg alloys on four parameters of interest for in vivo characterization was evaluated: (1) the effectiveness of transdermal H2 measurements with an electrochemical sensor for noninvasively monitoring biodegradation compared to the standard techniques of in vivo X-ray imaging and weight loss measurement of explanted samples, (2) the chemical compositions of the corrosion layers of the explanted samples by XPS, (3) the effect on animal organs by histology, and (4) the accumulation of corrosion by-products in multiple organs by ICP-MS...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065874/is-complex-sphenoidal-sinus-anatomy-a-contraindication-to-a-transsphenoidal-approach-for-resection-of-sellar-lesions-presentation-of-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Marco Locatelli, Andrea Di Cristofori, Riccardo Draghi, Giulio Bertani, Claudio Guastella, Lorenzo Pignataro, Giovanna Mantovani, Paolo Rampini, Giorgio Carrabba
BACKGROUND: The transsphenoidal approach (TNS) is considered the gold standard for resection of pituitary adenomas and other sellar region lesions. This approach is guided by few fundamental anatomical landmarks that conduct the surgeon toward the sellar floor. Some anatomical structures may vary a lot (e.g. intrasphenoidal septa, intercarotid distance) and may be difficult to identify. Among those structures, the pneumatization and conformation of the sphenoidal sinus (SS) plays a key role for accessing the floor of the sella and other skull base structures...
January 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059654/clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-patients-with-skull-base-chordoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-238-patients
#11
Liang Wang, Zhen Wu, Kaibing Tian, Ke Wang, Da Li, Junpeng Ma, Guijun Jia, Liwei Zhang, Junting Zhang
OBJECTIVE Skull base chordoma is relatively rare, and a limited number of reports have been published regarding its clinical features. Moreover, the factors associated with extent of resection, as well as the value of marginal resection for long-term survival, are still in question for this disease. The objective of this study was to investigate these factors by evaluating their clinical features and surgical outcomes. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 238 patients with skull base chordomas, who met the inclusion criteria, was performed...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059442/hydroxyapatite-cement-cranioplasty-following-translabyrinthine-approach-long-term-study-of-369-cases
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Peter G Volsky, Todd A Hillman, Kellen J Stromberg, Farrel J Buchinsky, Douglas A Chen, Neal M Jackson, Moisés A Arriaga
OBJECTIVE: To report the authors' experience with hydroxyapatite cement (HAC) cranioplasty and analyze the material's long-term safety and efficacy in repairing translabyrinthine skull-base defects by examining adverse events, specifically cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and surgical site infections. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study (primary study arm); prospective cross-sectional study of patients not examined within the last 5 years (secondary arm)...
January 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056377/variation-in-elemental-composition-of-human-teeth-and-its-application-for-feasible-species-identification
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Korakot Nganvongpanit, Kittisak Buddhachat, Promporn Piboon, Thippaporn Euppayo, Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh
Identifying human remains is a primary task in forensic science. In this study, we propose a possible new technique, handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF), for determining whether a suspected tooth is an authentic human tooth. A total of 444 teeth obtained from 111 human skulls (male=62, female=49) aged between 30-67 years (51.81±8.37 years) were used as subjects. The teeth were scanned by HHXRF to acquire their elemental profile. Differences in elemental composition were analyzed for different tooth positions (numbers 1-32), between crown and root, and between sexes (male and female); also, the proportion of elements in relation to different human ages was examined...
December 21, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056117/alopecia-following-bicoronal-incisions
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Sameep Kadakia, Arvind Badhey, Sara Ashai, Thomas S Lee, Yadranko Ducic
Importance: Multiple techniques may be used to perform bicoronal incisions, and alopecia is a known postoperative complication of this procedure. To date, no large studies exist comparing alopecia outcomes among bicoronal incision techniques with and without the use of Raney clips. Objective: To determine (1) whether postoperative alopecia is more common when bicoronal incisions are performed with monopolar cautery, Colorado microdissection tip cautery, or traditional cold steel and (2) whether this outcome is affected by the use of Raney clips...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050639/cerebral-bone-subtraction-ct-angiography-using-80%C3%A2-kvp-and-sinogram-affirmed-iterative-reconstruction-contrast-medium-and-radiation-dose-reduction-with-improvement-of-image-quality
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Yasunori Nagayama, Takeshi Nakaura, Akinori Tsuji, Joji Urata, Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Hideaki Yuki, Kenichiro Hirarta, Seitaro Oda, Masafumi Kidoh, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Yasuyuki Yamashita
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a contrast medium (CM), radiation dose reduction protocol for cerebral bone-subtraction CT angiography (BSCTA) using 80-kVp and sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE). METHODS: Seventy-five patients who had undergone BSCTA under the 120- (n = 37) or the 80-kVp protocol (n = 38) were included. CM was 370 mgI/kg for the 120-kVp and 296 mgI/kg for the 80-kVp protocol; the 120- and the 80-kVp images were reconstructed with filtered back-projection (FBP) and SAFIRE, respectively...
January 3, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049034/hypervascular-lesions-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle-the-relevance-of-angiography-as-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-tool-and-the-role-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-management-a-comprehensive-review
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Yosef Laviv, Ajith Thomas, Ekkehard M Kasper
The cerebellopontine angle (CPA) is a narrowed skull base area, containing important cranial nerves and vessels and bordering with eloquent areas of the posterior fossa. Tumors of the CPA are a heterogeneous group and can arise extradural, intradural-extraaxial or intraaxial. Accordingly, their vascular supply changes, depending on their anatomical origin. Symptomatic, large CPA tumors require surgical resection in order to prevent irreversible, severe neurological damages. However, its tight and strategical location make surgery in the CPA very challenging and require appropriate pre-surgical planning...
December 31, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048495/su-f-t-419-evaluation-of-planiq-feasibility-dvh-as-planning-objectives-for-skull-base-sbrt-patients
#17
W Jiang, H Wang, P Chi
PURPOSE: PlanIQ(Sun Nuclear Corporation) can provide feasibility measures on organs-at-risk(OARs) around the target based on depth, local anatomy density and energy of radiation beam used. This study is to test and evaluate PlanIQ feasibility DVHs as optimization objectives in the treatment planning process, and to investigate the potential to use them in routine clinical cases to improve planning efficiency. METHODS: Two to three arcs VMAT Treatment plans were generated in Pinnacle based on PlanIQ feasibility DVH for six skull base patients who previously treated with SBRT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048263/th-ef-brb-08-robotic-motion-compensation-for-radiation-therapy-a-6dof-phantom-study
#18
A H Belcher, X Liu, R Wiersma
PURPOSE: The high accuracy of frame-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), which uses a rigid frame fixed to the patient's skull, is offset by potential drawbacks of poor patient compliance and clinical workflow restrictions. Recent research into frameless SRS has so far resulted in reduced accuracy. In this study, we investigate the use of a novel 6 degree-of-freedom (6DOF) robotic head motion cancellation system that continuously detects and compensates for patient head motions during a SRS delivery...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048216/su-f-j-220-micro-ct-based-quantification-of-mouse-brain-vasculature-the-effects-of-acquisition-technique-and-contrast-material
#19
C Tipton, M Lamba, Z Qi, K LaSance, C Tipton
PURPOSE: Cognitive impairment from radiation therapy to the brain may be linked to the loss of total blood volume in the brain. To account for brain injury, it is crucial to develop an understanding of blood volume loss as a result of radiation therapy. This study investigates µCT based quantification of mouse brain vasculature, focusing on the effect of acquisition technique and contrast material. METHODS: Four mice were scanned on a µCT scanner (Siemens Inveon)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047551/su-g-206-05-a-comparison-of-head-phantoms-used-for-dose-determination-in-imaging-procedures
#20
Z Xiong, S Vijayan, J Kilian-Meneghin, S Rudin, D Bednarek
PURPOSE: To determine similarities and differences between various head phantoms that might be used for dose measurements in diagnostic imaging procedures. METHODS: We chose four frequently used anthropomorphic head phantoms (SK-150, PBU-50, RS-240T and Alderson Rando), a computational patient phantom (Zubal) and the CTDI head phantom for comparison in our study. We did a CT scan of the head phantoms using the same protocol and compared their dimensions and CT numbers...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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