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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340519/barrington-s-nucleus-neuroanatomic-landscape-of-the-mouse-pontine-micturition-center
#1
Anne M J Verstegen, Veronique Vanderhorst, Paul A Gray, Mark L Zeidel, Joel C Geerling
Barrington's nucleus (Bar) is thought to contain neurons that trigger voiding and thereby function as the "pontine micturition center." Lacking detailed information on this region in mice, we examined gene and protein markers to characterize Bar and the neurons surrounding it. Like rats and cats, mice have an ovoid core of medium-sized Bar neurons located medial to the locus coeruleus (LC). Bar neurons express a GFP reporter for Vglut2, develop from a Math1/Atoh1 lineage, and exhibit immunoreactivity for NeuN...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339768/the-transcription-factor-olig2-is-important-for-the-biology-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-gliomas
#2
Jane L Anderson, Ranjithmenon Muraleedharan, Nicole Oatman, Amanda Klotter, Satarupa Sengupta, Ronald R Waclaw, Jianqiang Wu, Rachid Drissi, Lili Miles, Eric H Raabe, Matthew L Weirauch, Maryam Fouladi, Lionel M Chow, Lindsey Hoffman, Mariko DeWire, Biplab Dasgupta
Background.: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a high-grade brainstem glioma of children with dismal prognosis. There is no single unifying model about the cell of origin of DIPGs. Proliferating cells in the developing human and mouse pons, the site of DIPGs, express neural stem/progenitor cell (NPC) markers, including Sox2, nestin, vimentin, Olig2, and glial fibrillary acidic protein, in an overlapping and non-overlapping manner, suggesting progenitor cell heterogeneity in the pons...
February 23, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337694/the-posterior-fossa-and-foreign-accent-syndrome-report-of-two-new-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Stefanie Keulen, Peter Mariën, Kim van Dun, Roelien Bastiaanse, Mario Manto, Jo Verhoeven
Foreign accent syndrome is a rare motor speech disorder that causes patients to speak their language with a non-native accent. In the neurogenic condition, the disorder develops after lesions in the language dominant hemisphere, often affecting Broca's area, the insula, the supplementary motor area and the primary motor cortex. Here, we present two new cases of FAS after posterior fossa lesions. The first case is a 44-year-old, right-handed, Dutch-speaking man who suffered motor speech disturbances and a left hemiplegia after a pontine infarction...
March 23, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319727/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-student-nurse-performance-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-simulated-family-witnessed-resuscitation-scenario
#4
Gerard Kenny, Isabelle Bray, David Pontin, Rachel Jefferies, John Albarran
This randomized controlled trial, conducted in a UK University nursing department, compared student nurses' performance during a simulated cardiac arrest. Eighteen teams of four students were randomly assigned to one of three scenarios: 1) no family witness; 2) a "quiet" family witness; and 3) a family witness displaying overt anxiety and distress. Each group was assessed by observers for a range of performance outcomes (e.g. calling for help, timing to starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and simulation manikin data on the depth and timing of three cycles of compressions...
March 14, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318507/usefulness-of-diffusion-tensor-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-parkinson-variant-of-multiple-system-atrophy-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-valuable-tool-to-differentiate-between-them
#5
B Chen, G Fan, W Sun, X Shang, S Shi, S Wang, G Lv, C Wu
AIM: To evaluate the differences between patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and Parkinson variant of multiple system atrophy (MSAp) at fractional anisotropy (FA) in the white matter when using the tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) algorithm to provide objective markers for a differential diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) data were acquired from 18 PD patients, 20 MSAp patients, and 24 healthy controls using a GE 3 T Signa HDx magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315957/right-sided-dominance-of-the-bilateral-vestibular-system-in-the-upper-brainstem-and-thalamus
#6
Marianne Dieterich, V Kirsch, T Brandt
MRI diffusion tensor imaging tractography was performed on the bilateral vestibular brainstem pathways, which run from the vestibular nuclei via the paramedian and posterolateral thalamic subnuclei to the parieto-insular vestibular cortex. Twenty-one right-handed healthy subjects participated. Quantitative analysis revealed a rope-ladder-like system of vestibular pathways in the brainstem with crossings at pontine and mesencephalic levels. Three structural types of right-left fiber distributions could be delineated: (1) evenly distributed pathways at the lower pontine level from the vestibular nuclei to the pontine crossing, (2) a moderate, pontomesencephalic right-sided lateralization between the pontine and mesencephalic crossings, and (3) a further increase of the right-sided lateralization above the mesencephalic crossing leading to the thalamic vestibular subnuclei...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315624/extrapontine-myelinolysis-manifested-selectively-by-acute-severe-parkinsonian-syndrome-case-report
#7
IIvana Stetkarova, Zuzana Svobodova, Jozef Soltez, Jinda Svatova
OBJECTIVES: Osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODMS) is a rare and serious neurologic disorder with acute myelin disintegration, usually in the pontine area (central pontine myelinolysis) and to a lesser extent, even in other areas of the central nervous system (extrapontine myelinolysis). The main underlying mechanism is the change of serum osmolality with quick correction of low mineral levels, mainly hyponatraemia. Clinical manifestation is various and depends on the localization. DESIGN: We describe an acute isolated extrapontine myelinolysis causing acute onset of parkinsonism in a 61-year-old man who developed quickly progressing parkinsonian syndrome after the rapid correction of hyponatraemia...
November 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303929/neuro-oncology-new-therapeutic-targets-for-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
#8
Charlotte Ridler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298418/disrupting-the-cd47-sirp%C3%AE-anti-phagocytic-axis-by-a-humanized-anti-cd47-antibody-is-an-efficacious-treatment-for-malignant-pediatric-brain-tumors
#9
Sharareh Gholamin, Siddhartha S Mitra, Abdullah H Feroze, Jie Liu, Suzana A Kahn, Michael Zhang, Rogelio Esparza, Chase Richard, Vijay Ramaswamy, Marc Remke, Anne K Volkmer, Stephen Willingham, Anitha Ponnuswami, Aaron McCarty, Patricia Lovelace, Theresa A Storm, Simone Schubert, Gregor Hutter, Cyndhavi Narayanan, Pauline Chu, Eric H Raabe, Griffith Harsh, Michael D Taylor, Michelle Monje, Yoon-Jae Cho, Ravi Majeti, Jens P Volkmer, Paul G Fisher, Gerald Grant, Gary K Steinberg, Hannes Vogel, Michael Edwards, Irving L Weissman, Samuel H Cheshier
Morbidity and mortality associated with pediatric malignant primary brain tumors remain high in the absence of effective therapies. Macrophage-mediated phagocytosis of tumor cells via blockade of the anti-phagocytic CD47-SIRPα interaction using anti-CD47 antibodies has shown promise in preclinical xenografts of various human malignancies. We demonstrate the effect of a humanized anti-CD47 antibody, Hu5F9-G4, on five aggressive and etiologically distinct pediatric brain tumors: group 3 medulloblastoma (primary and metastatic), atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, pediatric glioblastoma, and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma...
March 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297687/-a-rare-case-of-cerebellar-hemangioblastoma-causing-taste-disorder
#10
Hiroko Nakashiro, Masatou Kawashima, Fumitaka Yoshioka, Yukiko Nakahara, Yukinori Takase, Atsushi Ogata, Shoko Shimokawa, Jun Masuoka, Tatsuya Abe, Toshio Matsushima
Taste(gustation)is one of the five senses, and comprises the types: sweet, bitter, salty, sour, and umami. Taste disorders, such as dysgeusia and parageusia, are classified into 2 types: those with peripheral origin and those with central origin. The peripheral origin-type taste disorder is caused by zinc deficiency, mouth dryness, a side effect of radiotherapy or complication of systemic diseases such as, diabetes, hepatopathy, and nephropathy. The central origin-type taste disorder is reported to be caused due to demyelinating disease, pontine hemorrhage, pontine infarction, and thalamic infarction; it is very rarely caused by a brain tumor...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293179/disynaptic-subthalamic-input-to-the-posterior-cerebellum-in-rat
#11
Saad Jwair, Patrice Coulon, Tom J H Ruigrok
In the last decade, the interplay between basal ganglia and cerebellar functions has been increasingly advocated to explain their joint operation in both normal and pathological conditions. Yet, insight into the neuroanatomical basis of this interplay between both subcortical structures remains sparse and is mainly derived from work in primates. Here, in rodents, we have studied the existence of a potential disynaptic connection between the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the cerebellar cortex as has been demonstrated earlier for the primate...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291423/preclinical-evaluation-of-convection-enhanced-delivery-of-liposomal-doxorubicin-to-treat-pediatric-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-and-thalamic-high-grade-glioma
#12
A Charlotte P Sewing, Tonny Lagerweij, Dannis G van Vuurden, Michaël H Meel, Susanna J E Veringa, Angel M Carcaboso, Pieter J Gaillard, W Peter Vandertop, Pieter Wesseling, David Noske, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Esther Hulleman
OBJECTIVE Pediatric high-grade gliomas (pHGGs) including diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) are primary brain tumors with high mortality and morbidity. Because of their poor brain penetrance, systemic chemotherapy regimens have failed to deliver satisfactory results; however, convection-enhanced delivery (CED) may be an alternative mode of drug delivery. Anthracyclines are potent chemotherapeutics that have been successfully delivered via CED in preclinical supratentorial glioma models. This study aims to assess the potency of anthracyclines against DIPG and pHGG cell lines in vitro and to evaluate the efficacy of CED with anthracyclines in orthotopic pontine and thalamic tumor models...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289647/central-pontine-myelinolysis-induced-by-alcohol-withdrawal-a-case-report
#13
Jae Ho Kim, Sae Hyun Kim, Ho Joong Jeong, Young Joo Sim, Dong Kyu Kim, Ghi Chan Kim
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is a demyelinating disorder characterized by the loss of myelin in the center of the basis pons, and is mainly caused by the rapid correction of hyponatremia. We report the case of a young woman who presented with gait disturbance and alcohol withdrawal, and who was eventually diagnosed with CPM. Generally, the cause and pathogenesis of CPM in chronic alcoholics remain unclear. In this cases, the CPM may be unrelated to hyponatremia or its correction. However, it is possible that the osmotic pressure changes due to refeeding syndrome after alcohol withdrawal was the likely cause in this case...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286099/tinnitus-and-hyperacusis-contributions-of-paraflocculus-reticular-formation-and-stress
#14
Yu-Chen Chen, Guang-Di Chen, Ben Auerbach, Senthilvelan Manohar, Kelly Radziwon, Richard Salvi
Tinnitus and hyperacusis are common and potentially serious hearing disorders associated with noise-, age- or drug-induced hearing loss. Accumulating evidence suggests that tinnitus and hyperacusis are linked to excessive neural activity in a distributed brain network that not only includes the central auditory pathway, but also brain regions involved in arousal, emotion, stress and motor control. Here we examine electrophysiological changes in two novel non-auditory areas implicated in tinnitus and hyperacusis: the caudal pontine reticular nucleus (PnC), involved in arousal, and the paraflocculus lobe of the cerebellum (PFL), implicated in head-eye coordination and gating tinnitus and we measure the changes in corticosterone stress hormone levels...
March 7, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286008/compound-heterozygous-variants-in-robo1-cause-a-neurodevelopmental-disorder-with-absence-of-transverse-pontine-fibers-and-thinning-of-the-anterior-commissure-and-corpus-callosum
#15
Sonia F Calloni, Julie S Cohen, Avner Meoded, Jane Juusola, Fabio M Triulzi, Thierry A G M Huisman, Andrea Poretti, Ali Fatemi
BACKGROUND: Axonal guidance disorders are characterized by white matter tracts with an anomalous course, failure to cross the midline, or presence of anomalous white matter tracts. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a suitable noninvasive, in vivo neuroimaging tool to study axonal guidance disorders. We describe a novel disorder in a boy with compound heterozygous variants in the ROBO1 gene. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: The child was referred at age 13 months because of developmental delay...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284348/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers-a-lymphocytic-reactive-response-of-the-central-nervous-system-a-case-report
#16
Xiaolin Wang, Dehui Huang, Xusheng Huang, Jiatang Zhang, Ye Ran, Xin Lou, Qiuping Gui, Shengyuan Yu
Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroid (CLIPPERS) was first described in 2010. The characteristic clinical picture, radiological distribution and steroid response have been well-described in previous reports. However, the underlying pathogenesis and nosological position of CLIPPERS in the CNS require further investigation for the primary CNS lymphoma have been identified by autopsy subsequently. Here, we report a 51-year-old woman who was diagnosed with CLIPPERS but progressed to primary CNS lymphomatoid granulomatosis, which supports that CLIPPERS is not just an inflammatory CNS disorder...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283722/fanconi-anemia-correlating-central-nervous-system-malformations-and-genetic-complementation-groups
#17
Benjamin A Johnson-Tesch, Rakhee S Gawande, Lei Zhang, Margaret L MacMillan, David R Nascene
BACKGROUND: Congenital central nervous system abnormalities in children with Fanconi anemia are poorly characterized, especially with regard to specific genetic complementation groups. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the impact of genetic complementation groups on central nervous system anatomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through chart review we identified 36 patients with Fanconi anemia with available brain MRIs at the University of Minnesota (average age, 11...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283507/inhibition-of-ezh2-or-bet-suppresses-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
#18
(no author information available yet)
H3K27M-expressing diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are dependent on residual PRC2 activity.
March 10, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282738/stroke-due-to-cerebral-vasculitis-in-a-patient-with-relentless-placoid-chorioretinitis
#19
Eileen S Hwang, James E Bell, Edward P Quigley, Robert E Hoesch, Akbar Shakoor
PURPOSE: To report the first case of stroke in a patient with relentless placoid chorioretinitis. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: A 20-year-old female with newly diagnosed relentless placoid chorioretinitis was urgently evaluated for unilateral paresthesias. She was found to have acute bilateral pontine strokes and cerebral vasculitis on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and cerebral angiography. CONCLUSIONS: We report the first case of stroke due to cerebral vasculitis in a patient with relentless placoid chorioretinitis...
February 22, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274399/radiation-and-subsequent-reirradiation-outcomes-in-the-treatment-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-and-a-systematic-review-of-the-reirradiation-literature
#20
Christopher Freese, Vinita Takiar, Maryam Fouladi, Mariko DeWire, John Breneman, Luke Pater
PURPOSE: Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a devastating pediatric disease, with a median survival of <1 year. Here, we review our institution's DIPG experience over an 8-year interval and perform a systematic review of the literature, specifically evaluating reports of reirradiation (reRT) for DIPG. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 26 patients who underwent definitive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for DIPG at a single institution between 2007 and 2015...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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