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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547002/oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-inhibits-pediatric-brain-tumor-migration-and-invasion
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Julia V Cockle, Anke Brüning-Richardson, Karen J Scott, Jill Thompson, Timothy Kottke, Ewan Morrison, Azam Ismail, Angel M Carcaboso, Ailsa Rose, Peter Selby, Joe Conner, Susan Picton, Susan Short, Richard Vile, Alan Melcher, Elizabeth Ilett
Pediatric high-grade glioma (pHGG) and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) are invasive tumors with poor survival. Oncolytic virotherapy, initially devised as a direct cytotoxic treatment, is now also known to act via immune-mediated mechanisms. Here we investigate a previously unreported mechanism of action: the inhibition of migration and invasion in pediatric brain tumors. We evaluated the effect of oncolytic herpes simplex virus 1716 (HSV1716) on the migration and invasion of pHGG and DIPG both in vitro using 2D (scratch assay, live cell imaging) and 3D (spheroid invasion in collagen) assays and in vivo using an orthotopic xenograft model of DIPG invasion...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544128/a-pediatric-trial-of-radiation-cetuximab-followed-by-irinotecan-cetuximab-in-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-pontine-gliomas-and-high-grade-astrocytomas-a-pediatric-oncology-experimental-therapeutics-investigators-consortium-study
#2
Margaret E Macy, Mark W Kieran, Susan N Chi, Kenneth J Cohen, Tobey J MacDonald, Amy A Smith, Michael M Etzl, Michele C Kuei, Andrew M Donson, Lia Gore, Jennifer DiRenzo, Tanya M Trippett, Irina Ostrovnaya, Aru Narendran, Nicholas K Foreman, Ira J Dunkel
BACKGROUND: Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) and high-grade astrocytomas (HGA) continue to have dismal prognoses. The combination of cetuximab and irinotecan was demonstrated to be safe and tolerable in a previous pediatric phase 1 combination study. We developed this phase 2 trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of cetuximab given with radiation therapy followed by adjuvant cetuximab and irinotecan. METHODS: Eligible patients of age 3-21 years had newly diagnosed DIPG or HGA...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542605/voxelwise-distribution-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-lesions-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-trigger-of-arrhythmia-or-only-target-of-embolism
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Timolaos Rizos, Andreas J Bartsch, Timothy D Johnson, Felix Dittgen, Thomas E Nichols, Uwe Malzahn, Roland Veltkamp
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently detected after ischemic stroke for the first time, and brain regions involved in autonomic control have been suspected to trigger AF. We examined whether specific brain regions are associated with newly detected AF after ischemic stroke. METHODS: Patients with acute cerebral infarctions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were included in this lesion mapping study. Lesions were mapped and modeled voxelwise using Bayesian Spatial Generalised Linear Mixed Modeling to determine differences in infarct locations between stroke patients with new AF, without AF and with AF already known before the stroke...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542253/repurposing-the-anti-epileptic-drug-sodium-valproate-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
#4
Clare L Killick-Cole, William G B Singleton, Alison S Bienemann, Daniel J Asby, Marcella J Wyatt, Lisa J Boulter, Neil U Barua, Steven S Gill
Targeting epigenetic changes in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) may provide a novel treatment option for patients. This report demonstrates that sodium valproate, a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi), can increase the cytotoxicity of carboplatin in an additive and synergistic manner in DIPG cells in vitro. Sodium valproate causes a dose-dependent decrease in DIPG cell viability in three independent ex vivo cell lines. Furthermore, sodium valproate caused an increase in acetylation of histone H3. Changes in cell viability were consistent with an induction of apoptosis in DIPG cells in vitro, determined by flow cytometric analysis of Annexin V staining and assessment of apoptotic markers by western blotting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541486/lessons-learned-from-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-how-a-terrible-disease-forced-us-to-think-better
#5
Mark W Kieran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541256/modulation-of-brainstem-activity-and-connectivity-by-respiratory-gated-auricular-vagal-afferent-nerve-stimulation-in-migraine-patients
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Ronald G Garcia, Richard L Lin, Jeungchan Lee, Jieun Kim, Riccardo Barbieri, Roberta Sclocco, Ajay D Wasan, Robert R Edwards, Bruce R Rosen, Nouchine Hadjikhani, Vitaly Napadow
Migraine pathophysiology includes altered brainstem excitability, and recent neuromodulatory approaches aimed at controlling migraine episodes have targeted key brainstem relay and modulatory nuclei. In this study, we evaluated the impact of respiratory-gated auricular vagal afferent nerve stimulation (RAVANS), a novel neuromodulatory intervention based on an existing transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation approach, in the modulation of brainstem activity and connectivity in migraine patients. We applied 3T-functional magnetic resonance imaging with improved in-plane spatial resolution (2...
April 25, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532907/nerve-atrophy-and-a-small-trigeminal-pontine-angle-in-primary-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-morphometric-mri-study
#7
Jian Cheng, Jinli Meng, Wenke Liu, Heng Zhang, Ding Lei, Xuhui Hui
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the morphological and structural changes of trigeminal nerve in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and to perform a comparison with healthy controls. METHODS: We conducted a prospective case-control study of 60 consective patients diagnosed with TN and 30 sex-and age-matched healthy controls. All subjects underwent high-resolution three-dimensional MRI. The volume and length of the cisternal segment of trigeminal nerve and the angle between the trigeminal nerve and the anterior surface of the pons (trigeminal pontine angle) were measured and compared...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529053/unusual-intra-parenchymal-pontomedullary-epidermoid-cyst-in-a-2-year-old-case-report-and-literature-review
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Anan Shtaya, Bassam Dabbous, Evgenia Fanou, Leslie Bridges, Samantha Hettige
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic brainstem epidermoid cysts are rare, benign, slow growing lesions. Their eloquence preclude complete excision, however subtotal resection will often result in prolonged or sometimes permanent relief of presenting symptoms and signs. We describe an unusual case and review the literature of this pathology in the paediatric population. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report an intra-axial pontine epidermoid cyst in a 2-year-old girl who presented with developmental delay, multiple cranial nerve palsies and pneumonia...
May 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527694/voluntary-wheel-running-ameliorates-depression-like-behaviors-and-brain-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-signals-in-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-mice
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Peng Huang, Zhaoyang Dong, Weiliang Huang, Chuying Zhou, Weichao Zhong, Peiqian Hu, Ge Wen, Xuegang Sun, Heyu Hua, Huihui Cao, Lei Gao, Zhiping Lv
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise has been long recognized for its therapeutic effects on depressive disorders, but the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In the study, we investigated whether the physical exercise by voluntary wheel running (VWR) alters depression-like behaviors and its impact on brain blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signals in mice. METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6 mice were assigned to one of the following groups; (1) no exercise control (noEx), housed in a standard cage; (2) exercise (Ex), 2hours/day in a running wheel apparatus; (3) chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), which was imitating adult stress; and (4) CUMS+Ex...
May 17, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527391/melanin-concentrating-hormone-and-sleep
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REVIEW
Jozelia Gomes Pacheco Ferreira, Jackson Cioni Bittencourt, Antoine Adamantidis
The melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an essential neuromodulator involved with homeostatic regulation and motivated behaviors. The majority of MCH neurons are localized within the zona incerta, lateral hypothalamic and incerto-hypothalamic areas but others regions, as the olfactory turbecle, the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus, the paramediam pontine reticular formation and the medial preoptic area, can also express the peptide depending on the gender and metabolic state of the animal. If the MCH on these novel sites of expression are also related with the control of wake-sleep cycle will be discuss in this review...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526145/alpha-2-agonists
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REVIEW
Viet Nguyen, Dawn Tiemann, Edward Park, Ali Salehi
Alpha-2 adrenergic receptors are spread throughout the central and peripheral nervous system, specifically in the pontine locus coeruleus, medullospinal tracts, rostral ventrolateral medulla, and the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. Alpha-2 agonist agents cause neuromodulation in these centers, leading to sedation, analgesia, vasodilatation, and bradycardia with little effect on the respiratory drive, which accounts for their good safety profile. The 2 major drugs in this group are clonidine and dexmedetomidine...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522693/histone-h3-3k27m-represses-p16-to-accelerate-gliomagenesis-in-a-murine-model-of-dipg
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Francisco J Cordero, Zhiqing Huang, Carole Grenier, Xingyao He, Guo Hu, Roger E McLendon, Susan K Murphy, Rintaro Hashizume, Oren J Becher
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a highly aggressive pediatric brainstem tumor genetically distinguished from adult GBM by the high prevalence of the K27M mutation in the histone H3 variant H3.3 (H3F3A). This mutation reprograms the H3K27me3 epigenetic landscape of DIPG by inhibiting the H3K27-specific histone methyltransferase EZH2. This globally reduces H3K27me2/3, critical repressive marks responsible for cell fate decisions, and also causes focal gain of H3K27me3 throughout the epigenome. To date the tumor-driving effects of H3...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516244/a-comparison-of-basilar-artery-diameters-measured-by-t2wi-and-tof-mr-angiography
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Emre Can Çelebioğlu, Muhammed Mustafa Aldur, Selcuk Tunali, Murvet Hayran, Ayşe Beliz Taşçıoğlu, F Mustafa Sargon
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study is to compare basilar artery diameters (BAD) measured by T2WI to diameters measured by TOF MR angiography (MRA). By doing this, we hope to understand how compatible these two methodologies are with each other. METHODS: We used data from 100 patients (59 females, 41 males) who underwent a session of both T2W MRI and TOF MRA at the same time (ages between 18 and 83). We measured BAD by both T2WI and TOF MRA in three different levels...
May 17, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512444/longitudinal-quantification-of-eye-movement-impairments-after-pontine-hemorrhage
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Melis Suner, Glen T Prusky, Jason B Carmel, N Jeremy Hill
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of hypertrophic olivary degeneration due to pontine hemorrhage. A 59-year-old male with untreated hypertension suffered a primary pontine hemorrhage, which caused horizontal eye-movement limitation. Progressive neurological deterioration with involuntary eye and palatal movements began months after hemorrhage. This was accompanied by magnetic resonance imaging evidence of hypertrophic olivary degeneration at 4.5 months. BACKGROUND: Primary pontine hemorrhage often leads to impairment of eye movements and diplopia...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500261/osmotic-demyelination-syndrome-in-type-1-diabetes-in-the-absence-of-dyselectrolytaemia-an-overlooked-complication
#15
Chandramohan Sharma, Banshi Lal Kumawat, Maulik Panchal, Mohit Shah
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is a demyelinating disorder of central nervous system which involves central portion of the pons and sometimes extrapontine areas also. It is commonly reported in settings of hyponatraemia or its rapid correction, but in the last few years it has also been reported in patients with diabetes in the absence of electrolyte disturbances or correction of serum osmolality. Here we report a case of a 20-year-old female patient, with a known history of type 1 diabetes mellitus, who presented with acute onset spastic quadriparesis with dysarthria and mild ataxia which evolved over 2 weeks...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488657/central-pontine-myelinolysis-associated-with-hypokalemia-in-a-diabetic-patient-with-sepsis
#16
Sweety V Shinde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487868/severe-symptomatic-acute-hyponatremia-in-traumatic-brain-injury-responded-very-rapidly-to-a-single-15-mg-dose-of-oral-tolvaptan-a-mayo-clinic-health-system-hospital-experience-need-for-caution-with-tolvaptan-in-younger-patients-with-preserved-renal-function
#17
Macaulay Amechi Chukwukadibia Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi
Tolvaptan is now well established as a potent pharmaceutical agent for symptomatic hyponatremia from syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis. Previous studies had recruited older (63-65 years) patients with mild renal impairment (serum creatinine, 1.3-1.4 mg/dl). A 2012 report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry described tolvaptan as a "lifesaving drug". A major outcome concern in the treatment of chronic hyponatremia is potentially fatal pontine demyelination from over-rapid correction of serum sodium >0...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487639/reticular-formation-connections-underlying-horizontal-gaze-the-central-mesencephalic-reticular-formation-cmrf-as-a-conduit-for-the-collicular-saccade-signal
#18
Niping Wang, Eddie Perkins, Lan Zhou, Susan Warren, Paul J May
The central mesencephalic reticular formation (cMRF) occupies much of the core of the midbrain tegmentum. Physiological studies indicate that it is involved in controlling gaze changes, particularly horizontal saccades. Anatomically, it receives input from the ipsilateral superior colliculus (SC) and it has downstream projections to the brainstem, including the horizontal gaze center located in the paramedian pontine reticular formation (PPRF). Consequently, it has been hypothesized that the cMRF plays a role in the spatiotemporal transformation needed to convert spatially coded collicular saccade signals into the temporally coded signals utilized by the premotor neurons of the horizontal gaze center...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486100/using-epigenetic-reprogramming-to-treat-pediatric-brain-cancer
#19
Milan G Chheda, David H Gutmann
In this issue of Cancer Cell, Nagaraja et al. dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying therapeutic responses to transcriptional disruptors in the fatal pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Moreover, they identify super-enhancers mediating these effects, highlighting how normal brain developmental programs can be hijacked in cancer.
May 8, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484559/exophytic-pontine-glioblastoma-multiforme-presenting-as-cerebellopontine-angle-mass
#20
Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, Garewal Singh Sarvpreet, T N Shadangi
Exophytic pontine glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly malignant tumor of posterior fossa, which is quite rare and such tumor presenting as cerebellopontine (CP) angle mass is even rarer. Here, we describe a 12-year-old boy who presented with imbalance on walking and facial nerve paresis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed an irregular ring enhancing mass lesion of the CP angle, which was initially thought to be a tuberculoma, but was later confirmed to be a GBM. Clinical and radiological differentiation of uncommon lesions of CP angle in children is discussed with brief review of pertaining literature...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
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