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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338593/clinical-correlates-to-assist-with-cte-diagnosis-insights-from-a-novel-rodent-repeat-concussion-model
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Gretchen M Thomsen, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Annie Ma, Livia Wyss, Patricia Haro, Jean-Philippe Vit, Pablo Avalos, Navpreet Dhillon, Noell Cho, Oksana Shelest, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease linked to repetitive head injuries. CTE symptoms include changes in mood, behavior, cognition and motor function, however CTE is only currently diagnosed post-mortem. Using a rat model of recurrent traumatic brain injury (TBI) we demonstrate rodent deficits that predict the severity of CTE-like brain pathology. METHODS: Bilateral, closed skull, mild TBI was administered once per week to 35 WT rats, 8 rats received 2 injuries ('2xTBI'), 27 rats received 5 injuries ('5xTBI') and 13 rats were sham controls...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337382/a-new-t-staging-system-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-based-on-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-results-from-a-prospective-multicentric-clinical-study
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Min Kang, Pingting Zhou, Tingting Wei, Tingting Zhao, Jianxiong Long, Guisheng Li, Haolin Yan, Guosheng Feng, Meilian Liu, Jinxian Zhu, Rensheng Wang
PURPOSE: This prospective multicentric study aimed to establish a new clinical T staging standard for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) based on intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between January 2006 and December 2009, four hundred and ninety-two NPC patients undergoing IMRT were staged according to the seventh edition of the UICC/AJCC staging system. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to calculate survival rates, and the log-rank test was used to compare survival differences...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332994/predicting-patient-specific-dosimetric-benefits-of-proton-therapy-for-skull-base-tumors-using-a-geometric-knowledge-based-method
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David C Hall, Alexei V Trofimov, Brian A Winey, Norbert J Liebsch, Harald Paganetti
PURPOSE: To predict the organ at risk (OAR) dose levels achievable with proton beam therapy (PBT), solely based on the geometric arrangement of the target volume in relation to the OARs. A comparison with an alternative therapy yields a prediction of the patient-specific benefits offered by PBT. This could enable physicians at hospitals without proton capabilities to make a better-informed referral decision or aid patient selection in model-based clinical trials. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Skull-base tumors were chosen to test the method, owing to their geometric complexity and multitude of nearby OARs...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330628/analysis-of-the-dura-involvement-in-cholesteatoma-surgery
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David Schwarz, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Sami Shabli, Philipp Wolber, Karl Bernd Hüttenbrink, Andreas Anagiotos
OBJECTIVE: The involvement of the dura is a rare yet potentially life-threatening complication during cholesteatoma surgery. Thus, the knowledge about treatment and consequences of this issue is of great importance to every ear surgeon. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed the dura involvement with regard to the type of defect, reconstruction method used, and the post-operative complications of 1291 pediatric and adult cholesteatoma surgeries performed at an academic tertiary care center over a twelve-year period...
March 19, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328602/intracranial-anatomic-landmarks-for-endoscopic-endonasal-transcribriform-approach-to-anterior-skull-base
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Pinghua Wu, Huikun Zeng, Ying Guan, Ligen Mo, Danke Su
OBJECTIVES: To help surgeons locating anatomic landmarks when performing endoscopic endonasal transcribriform approach to anterior skull base. METHODS: High-resolution axial computed tomography (CT) images at thickness of 0.6 mm, and reconstructed 0.41-mm thick gapless sagittal and coronal CT images were taken from 123 subjects. Using mimics software, first located elementary points and line: nasal spine, midpoint of posterior hard palate and the line between them; then located measured points right/left posterior and anterior points; measured distances between measured points and from measured points to nasal spine and angles between lines connecting measured points to nasal spine and the basic line...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328129/the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-congenital-zika-syndrome
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Miguel Del Campo, Ian M L Feitosa, Erlane M Ribeiro, Dafne D G Horovitz, André L S Pessoa, Giovanny V A França, Alfredo García-Alix, Maria J R Doriqui, Hector Y C Wanderley, Maria V T Sanseverino, João I C F Neri, João M Pina-Neto, Emerson S Santos, Islane Verçosa, Mirlene C S P Cernach, Paula F V Medeiros, Saile C Kerbage, André A Silva, Vanessa van der Linden, Celina M T Martelli, Marli T Cordeiro, Rafael Dhalia, Fernanda S L Vianna, Cesar G Victora, Denise P Cavalcanti, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini
In October 2015, Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MoH). In response, the Brazilian Society of Medical Genetics established a task force (SBGM-ZETF) to study the phenotype of infants born with microcephaly due to ZIKV congenital infection and delineate the phenotypic spectrum of this newly recognized teratogen. This study was based on the clinical evaluation and neuroimaging of 83 infants born during the period from July, 2015 to March, 2016 and registered by the SBGM-ZETF. All 83 infants had significant findings on neuroimaging consistent with ZIKV congenital infection and 12 had confirmed ZIKV IgM in CSF...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327892/safety-and-efficacy-of-tachosil-absorbable-fibrin-sealant-patch-compared-with-current-practice-for-the-prevention-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-in-patients-undergoing-skull-base-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bernard George, Christian Matula, Lars Kihlström, Enrique Ferrer, Vilhelm Tetens
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage associated with incomplete sealing of the dura mater is a major complication of intradural procedures. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of adjunctive TachoSil (Takeda Pharma A/S, Roskilde, Denmark) with current practice for the prevention of postoperative CSF leaks in patients undergoing elective skull base surgery involving dura mater closure. METHODS: Patients were intraoperatively randomized to TachoSil or current practice immediately before primary dura closure by suturing ± duraplasty...
March 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326663/a-morphometric-study-of-the-canine-skull-and-periorbita-and-its-implications-for-regional-ocular-anesthesia
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Paulo Roberto Klaumann, Juan Carlos Duque Moreno, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: A hypothetical relationship between canine cranial length and the length of the periorbita could be used for intraconal anesthetic volume estimation. STUDY SUBJECTS: Forty-one canine cadaver heads and one macerated dog skull. PROCEDURES: Inion and nasion points were recognized in the macerated skull and used as landmarks for cranial length measure. Thirty cadavers classified as dolichocephalic, mesaticephalic and brachycephalic were distributed in three study groups...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326007/evaluation-of-the-cortical-silent-period-of-the-laryngeal-motor-cortex-in-healthy-individuals
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Mo Chen, Rebekah L S Summers, George S Goding, Sharyl Samargia, Christy L Ludlow, Cecília N Prudente, Teresa J Kimberley
Objective: This work aimed to evaluate the cortical silent period (cSP) of the laryngeal motor cortex (LMC) using the bilateral thyroarytenoid (TA) muscles with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Methods: In 11 healthy participants, fine-wire electromyography (EMG) was used to record bilateral TA muscle responses to single pulse TMS delivered to the LMC in both hemispheres. Peripheral responses to stimulation over the mastoid, where the vagus nerve exits the skull, were collected to verify the central origin of the cortical stimulation responses by comparing the latencies...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325634/emerging-roles-of-coblation-in-rhinology-and-skull-base-surgery
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REVIEW
Garret W Choby, Peter H Hwang
Coblation is a technology that incorporates bipolar radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue at relatively low temperatures. Its use for sinonasal surgery is actively being investigated, including applications for turbinate reduction, sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and adenoidectomy. Potential benefits include reduction in blood loss, improved endoscopic surgical visualization, and reduction in postoperative pain. The main drawbacks are its relatively high cost, potential adverse effects on functional epithelium, and relative paucity of long-term outcomes...
March 18, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324181/trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-endoscopic-juvenile-nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-surgery-an-appraisal
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Shilpee Bhatia Sharma, Trichy Narayanan Janakiram, Hina Baxi, Balamurugan Chinnasamy
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a locally aggressive benign tumour which has propensity to erode the skull base. The tumour spreads along the pathways of least resistance and is in close proximity to the extracranial part of trigeminal nerve. Advancements in expanded approaches for endoscopic excision of tumours in infratemporal fossa and pterygopalatine fossa increase the vulnerability for the trigeminocardiac reflex. The manipulation of nerve and its branches during tumour dissection can lead to sensory stimulation and thus inciting the reflex...
March 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322453/radio-anatomical-analysis-of-the-pericranial-flap-money-box-approach-for-ventral-skull-base-reconstruction
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Alfonso Santamaría, Cristóbal Langdon, Mauricio López-Chacon, Arturo Cordero, Joaquim Enseñat, Ricardo Carrau, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Isam Alobid
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the versatility of the pericranial flap (PCF) to reconstruct the ventral skull base, using the frontal sinus as a gate for its passage into the sinonasal corridor "money box approach." STUDY DESIGN: Anatomic-radiological study and case series. METHODS: Various approaches and their respective defects (cribriform, transtuberculum, clival, and craniovertebral junction) were completed in 10 injected specimens...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321987/cephalometric-findings-among-children-with-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-following-adenoidectomy-a-retrospective-study
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Firas Kassem, Yaniv Ebner, Ben Nageris, Nezar Watted, Ari DeRowe, Ariela Nachmani
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the craniofacial structure by cephalometry, especially the skull base and nasopharyngeal space, in children who underwent adenoidectomy and developed persistent velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Speech and swallowing clinic of a single academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 39 children with persistent VPD following adenoidectomy (mean age 8.0±3.6 years) and a control group of 80 healthy children...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321387/free-mucosal-graft-reconstruction-of-the-septum-after-nasoseptal-flap-harvest-a-novel-technique-using-a-posterior-septal-free-mucosal-graft
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Frederick Yoo, Edward C Kuan, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives The nasoseptal flap (NSF) has become the workhorse for reconstruction in endoscopic endonasal skull-base surgery. The NSF, though useful in reconstruction, may lead to significant donor site morbidity. Published techniques to reduce the donor site morbidity, free mucosal grafts, and septal rotational flaps have shown to reduce crusting and remucosalization times. We present a novel technique utilizing posterior septal mucosa as a free mucosal graft for reconstruction of the anterior septal donor site...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321385/the-laparoscopically-harvested-omental-free-flap-a-compelling-option-for-craniofacial-and-cranial-base-reconstruction
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Peter D Costantino, David Shamouelian, Tristan Tham, Robert Andrews, Wojciech Dec
Background Management of craniofacial and cranial base tumors is a challenge due to the anatomic intricacies associated with the calvarium, the pathological diversity of lesions that present, and the potential complications. Clinical outcomes in laparoscopically harvested omentum free flaps for cranial base and craniofacial reconstruction are presented in this paper, in the largest case series to date. Methods A retrospective single-center experience for over 10 years with laparoscopically harvested omentum flaps used to reconstruct craniofacial and cranial base defects...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321381/skull-base-invasion-patterns-and-survival-outcomes-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancers
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Yusuf Dundar, Richard B Cannon, Marcus M Monroe, Luke Oliver Buchmann, Jason Patrick Hunt
Objective Report routes of skull base invasion for head and neck nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) and their survival outcomes. Design Retrospective. Participants Ninety patients with NMSC with skull base invasion between 2004 and 2014. Major Outcome Measures Demographic, tumor characteristics, and treatments associated with different types of skull base invasion and disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS). Results Perineural invasion (PNI) to the skull base occurred in 69% of patients, whereas 38% had direct skull base invasion...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321380/an-evaluation-of-styloidectomy-as-an-adjunct-or-alternative-to-jugular-stenting-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-and-disturbances-of-cranial-venous-outflow
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J Nicholas Higgins, Mathew R Garnett, John D Pickard, Patrick R Axon
Background The extent to which intracranial venous sinus obstruction contributes to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is debated. The extent to which extracranial venous obstruction contributes to IIH is virtually unexplored. This article describes an interventional approach to extracranial venous outflow in a group of patients with severe intractable symptoms. Objective To describe our technique and experience of styloidectomy combined with jugular stenting in the treatment of skull base narrowing of the jugular veins...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321378/hemi-transseptal-approach-for-pituitary-surgery-a-follow-up-study
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Naif Fnais, Salvatore Di Maio, Susan Edionwe, Anthony Zeitouni, Denis Sirhan, Constanza J Valdes, Marc A Tewfik
Objectives The hemi-transseptal (Hemi-T) approach was developed to overcome the potential drawbacks of the nasoseptal flap (NSF) in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal skull base surgery. In this study, we describe further refinements on the Hemi-T approach, and report long-term outcomes as compared with traditional methods of skull base reconstruction. Design A retrospective case-control study. Setting Montreal Neurological Institute and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada. Participants Patients who underwent endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach to skull base pathology...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321377/single-layer-repair-of-large-anterior-skull-base-defects-without-vascularized-mucosal-flap
#19
Frederick Yoo, Marilene B Wang, Marvin Bergsneider, Jeffrey D Suh
Objectives Bilateral anterior skull base (ASB) defects following endoscopic endonasal tumor resection are most commonly repaired utilizing multilayered reconstruction with a vascularized mucosal flap. Single-layer closure of large ASB defects has been described in the literature but this technique has yet to gain a widespread use. We report our experience with a series of patients who underwent reconstruction of large ASB defects using a single-layer intradural graft, without nasoseptal flaps. We also compared the use of acellular dermal matrix (AlloDerm, LifeCell, Branchburg, New Jersey, United States) or collagen matrix xenograft (Duramatrix, Stryker, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States) as the graft biomaterial...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321373/a-review-of-skull-base-tumor-clinical-trials-past-trends-and-future-opportunities
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Anand Devaiah, Charles Murchison
Objective Tumors of the anterior and lateral skull base (TALSB) are relatively rare but can be devastating to patients. By examining trials focused on TALSB, we can characterize the studies that predominate and better understand current directions of study. This gives us a better understanding of future studies to pursue. Study Design This is a retrospective analysis. Settings We set skull base tumor clinical trials in the United States which are listed in ClinicalTrials.gov. Subjects and Methods We used the information available on ClinicalTrials...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
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