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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036751/-diagnosis-and-management-of-vestibular-schwannomas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
#1
Steffen Rosahl, Christopher Bohr, Michael Lell, Klaus Hamm, Heinrich Iro
Vestibular schwannomas expand slowly in the internal auditory canal, in the cerebellopontine angle, inside the cochlear and the labyrinth. Larger tumors can displace and compress the brainstem. With an annual incidence of 1:100 000 vestibular schwannoma represent 6-7% of all intracranial tumors. In the cerebellopontine angle they are by far the most neoplasm with 90% of all lesions located in this region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), audiometry, and vestibular diagnostics are the mainstays of the clinical workup for patients harboring tumors...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034720/investigating-the-neuroanatomical-substrate-of-pathological-laughing-and-crying-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-with-multimodal-neuroimaging-techniques
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Foteini Christidi, Efstratios Karavasilis, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Sophia Xirou, Georgios Velonakis, Michalis Rentzos, Vasiliki Zouvelou, Ioannis Zalonis, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Nikolaos Kelekis, Ioannis Evdokimidis
OBJECTIVE: Pathological laughing and crying (PLC) is common in several neurological and psychiatric diseases and is associated with a distributed network involving the frontal cortex, the brainstem and cortico-pontine-cerebellar circuits. By applying multimodal neuroimaging approach, we examined the neuroanatomical substrate of PLC in a sample of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We studied 56 non-demented ALS patients and 25 healthy controls (HC)...
October 15, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032421/computer-based-radiological-longitudinal-evaluation-of-meningiomas-following-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Eli Ben Shimol, Leo Joskowicz, Ruth Eliahou, Yigal Shoshan
PURPOSE: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a common treatment for intracranial meningiomas. SRS is planned on a pre-therapy gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MRI scan (Gd-T1w MRI) in which the meningioma contours have been delineated. Post-SRS therapy serial Gd-T1w MRI scans are then acquired for longitudinal treatment evaluation. Accurate tumor volume change quantification is required for treatment efficacy evaluation and for treatment continuation. METHOD: We present a new algorithm for the automatic segmentation and volumetric assessment of meningioma in post-therapy Gd-T1w MRI scans...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032192/age-dependent-association-of-thyroid-function-with-brain-morphology-and-microstructural-organization-evidence-from-brain-imaging
#4
Layal Chaker, Lotte G M Cremers, Tim I M Korevaar, Marius de Groot, Abbas Dehghan, Oscar H Franco, Wiro J Niessen, M Arfan Ikram, Robin P Peeters, Meike W Vernooij
Thyroid hormone (TH) is crucial during neurodevelopment, but high levels of TH have been linked to neurodegenerative disorders. No data on the association of thyroid function with brain imaging in the general population are available. We therefore investigated the association of thyroid-stimulating hormone and free thyroxine (FT4) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived total intracranial volume, brain tissue volumes, and diffusion tensor imaging measures of white matter microstructure in 4683 dementia- and stroke-free participants (mean age 60...
September 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030279/posterior-cranial-vault-distraction-osteogenesis-in-craniofacial-surgery-technical-note
#5
Q de Kerangal, A Paré, A Joly, N Travers, D Goga, B Laure
INTRODUCTION: Posterior cranial vault distraction is a treatment for intracranial hypertension in certain cases of craniosynostosis and faciocraniosynostosis. It allows the harmonisation of the skull back and prevents turricephaly. This study presents the surgical technique. TECHNICAL NOTE: Posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis consists of a circular osteotomy of the skull back. Four distractors are placed on the cranial flap without detachment of the dura mater...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021956/grey-and-white-matter-differences-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Andreas Finkelmeyer, Jiabao He, Laura Maclachlan, Stuart Watson, Peter Gallagher, Julia L Newton, Andrew M Blamire
OBJECTIVE: Investigate global and regional grey and white matter volumes in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and recent voxel-based morphometry (VBM) methods. METHODS: Forty-two patients with CFS and thirty healthy volunteers were scanned on a 3-Tesla MRI scanner. Anatomical MRI scans were segmented, normalized and submitted to a VBM analysis using randomisation methods. Group differences were identified in overall segment volumes and voxel-wise in spatially normalized grey matter (GM) and white matter (WM) segments...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021413/cyberknife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-and-hypofractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy-as-first-line-treatments-for-imaging-diagnosed-intracranial-meningiomas
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Yoshihiko Manabe, Taro Murai, Hiroyuki Ogino, Takeshi Tamura, Michio Iwabuchi, Yoshimasa Mori, Hiromitsu Iwata, Hirochika Suzuki, Yuta Shibamoto
Definitive radiotherapy is an important alternative treatment for meningioma patients who are inoperable or refuse surgery. We evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of CyberKnife-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (hSRT) as first-line treatments for intracranial meningiomas that were diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or computed tomography (CT). Between February 2005 and September 2015, 41 patients with intracranial meningiomas were treated with CyberKnife-based SRS or hSRT...
October 12, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021356/volumetric-brain-changes-in-migraineurs-from-the-general-population
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Inge H Palm-Meinders, Enrico B Arkink, Hille Koppen, Souad Amlal, Gisela M Terwindt, Lenore J Launer, Mark A van Buchem, Michel D Ferrari, Mark C Kruit
OBJECTIVE: To assess volumetric brain changes in migraineurs from the general population compared with controls. METHODS: Structural brain changes in migraineurs from the general population-based MRI Cerebral Abnormalities in Migraine, an Epidemiologic Risk Analysis (CAMERA)-2 observational cohort study were assessed by state-of-the-art voxel-based morphometry. T1-weighted MRIs of 84 migraineurs (52 with aura, 32 without aura) and 35 headache-free controls were evaluated...
October 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018129/neuroimaging-correlates-of-cerebral-microbleeds-the-aric-study-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities
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Jonathan Graff-Radford, Jeannette Simino, Kejal Kantarci, Thomas H Mosley, Michael E Griswold, B Gwen Windham, A Richey Sharrett, Marilyn S Albert, Rebecca F Gottesman, Clifford R Jack, Prashanthi Vemuri, David S Knopman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleed (CMB) location (deep versus strictly lobar) may elucidate underlying pathology with deep CMBs being more associated with hypertensive vascular disease and lobar CMBs being more associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy. The objective of this study was to determine whether neuroimaging signs of vascular disease and Alzheimer pathology are associated with different types of CMBs. METHODS: Among 1677 nondemented ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) participants (mean age=76±5 years; 40% men; 26% black) with 3-Tesla MRI scans at the fifth examination (2011-2013), we fit multinomial logistic regression models to quantify relationships of brain volumes (Alzheimer disease signature regions, total gray matter, frontal gray matter, and white matter hyperintensity volumes), infarct frequencies (lacunar, nonlacunar, and total), and apolipoprotein E(number of ε4 alleles) with CMB location (none, deep/mixed, or strictly lobar CMBs)...
October 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993810/computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-are-equivalent-in-mensuration-and-similarly-inaccurate-in-grade-and-type-predictability-of-canine-intracranial-gliomas
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Krystina L Stadler, Jeffrey D Ruth, Theresa E Pancotto, Stephen R Werre, John H Rossmeisl
While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold-standard imaging modality for diagnosis of intracranial neoplasia, computed tomography (CT) remains commonly used for diagnosis and therapeutic planning in veterinary medicine. Despite the routine use of both imaging modalities, comparison of CT and MRI has not been described in the canine patient. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate CT and MRI studies of 15 dogs with histologically confirmed glioma. Multiple lesion measurements were obtained, including two-dimensional and volumetric dimensions in pre-contrast and post-contrast images...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993449/visit-to-visit-blood-pressure-variability-in-young-adulthood-and-hippocampal-volume-and-integrity-at-middle-age-the-cardia-study-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults
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Yuichiro Yano, Jared P Reis, Deborah A Levine, R Nick Bryan, Anthony J Viera, Daichi Shimbo, Yacob G Tedla, Norrina B Allen, Pamela J Schreiner, Michael P Bancks, Stephen Sidney, Mark J Pletcher, Kiang Liu, Philip Greenland, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Lenore J Launer
The aims of this study are to assess the relationships of visit-to-visit blood pressure (BP) variability in young adulthood to hippocampal volume and integrity at middle age. We used data over 8 examinations spanning 25 years collected in the CARDIA study (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) of black and white adults (age, 18-30 years) started in 1985 to 1986. Visit-to-visit BP variability was defined as by SDBP and average real variability (ARVBP, defined as the absolute differences of BP between successive BP measurements)...
October 9, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993233/the-distribution-of-the-alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-healthy-aging-an-in-vivo-positron-emission-tomography-study-with-18-f-asem
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Jennifer M Coughlin, Yong Du, Hailey B Rosenthal, Stephanie Slania, Soo Min Koo, Andrew Park, Ghedem Solomon, Melin Vranesic, Inga Antonsdottir, Caroline L Speck, Kelly Rootes-Murdy, Alexandria Lerner, Steven P Rowe, Yuchuan Wang, Wojciech G Lesniak, Il Minn, Arnold Bakker, Gwenn S Smith, Robert F Dannals, Hiroto Kuwabara, Andrew Horti, Dean F Wong, Martin G Pomper
Altered function of the alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) is implicated in several neuropsychiatric diseases. Nevertheless, studies of the human cerebral α7-nAChR even in healthy aging are limited in number and to postmortem tissue. METHODS: The distribution of the cerebral α7-nAChR was estimated in nine brain regions in 25 healthy volunteers (ages 21-86 years; median 57 years, interquartile range 52 years) using [(18)F]ASEM with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging...
October 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991720/cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome-and-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-carotid-endarterectomy-or-carotid-stenting-a-meta-analysis
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George Galyfos, Argiri Sianou, Konstantinos Filis
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) after carotid revascularization have been associated with significant morbidity and mortality, although pooled data comparing these outcomes between open and endovascular treatment are lacking. Aim of this meta-analysis is to compare CHS and ICH risk between carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid angioplasty with stenting (CAS). METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted conforming to established criteria, in order to identify eligible articles published prior to February 2017...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984590/disinhibition-in-alzheimer-s-disease-is%C3%A2-associated-with-reduced-right-frontal-pole-cortical-thickness
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Elizabeth Finger, Jing Zhang, Bradford Dickerson, Yves Bureau, Mario Masellis
Neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease are among the most disabling and difficult aspects for caregivers and treating health professionals to manage. Despite the high prevalence of these behaviors, little is known about the factors which lead some patients to develop florid behavioral symptoms while others may progress to severe dementia without such phenomenon. We examined whether regional brain volumes as measured by cortical thickness would predict the presence or absence of disinhibition in patients with Alzheimer's disease...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984518/validation-of-the-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-treatment-score-comparison-with-real-world-cerebrovascular-practice
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Vijay M Ravindra, Adam de Havenon, Timothy C Gooldy, Jonathan Scoville, Jian Guan, William T Couldwell, Philipp Taussky, Joel D MacDonald, Richard H Schmidt, Min S Park
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the unruptured intracranial aneurysm treatment score (UIATS) recommendations with the real-world experience in a quaternary academic medical center with a high volume of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs). METHODS All patients with UIAs evaluated during a 3-year period were included. All factors included in the UIATS were abstracted, and patients were scored using the UIATS. Patients were categorized in a contingency table assessing UIATS recommendation versus real-world treatment decision...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984516/multilevel-ultra-large-volume-epidural-blood-patch-for-the-treatment-of-neurocognitive-decline-associated-with-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-case-report
#16
Michael D Staudt, Stephen H Pasternak, Manas Sharma, Sachin K Pandey, Miguel F Arango, David M Pelz, Stephen P Lownie
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a progressive clinical syndrome characterized by orthostatic headaches, nausea, emesis, and occasionally focal neurological deficits. Rarely, SIH is associated with neurocognitive changes. An epidural blood patch (EBP) is commonly used to treat SIH when conservative measures are inadequate, although some patients require multiple EBP procedures or do not respond at all. Recently, the use of a large-volume (LV) EBP has been described to treat occult leak sites in treatment-refractory SIH...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983769/temporal-lobe-epilepsy-due-to-meningoencephaloceles-into-the-greater-sphenoid-wing-a-consequence-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#17
H Urbach, G Jamneala, I Mader, K Egger, S Yang, D Altenmüller
PURPOSE: Antero-inferior temporal lobe meningoencephaloceles are a rare, but increasingly recognized cause of drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). In order to evaluate whether these lesions are related to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), we analyzed clinical and MRI findings of a cohort of patients undergoing presurgical work-up. METHODS: Seizure onset in the anterior temporal lobe was proven by EEG electrodes in 22 patients, and in 21 patients, anterior temporal lobectomy (mostly with sparing of the hippocampus) was performed...
October 5, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983240/transcription-factor-nfat5-promotes-glioblastoma-cell-driven-angiogenesis-via-sbf2-as1-mir-338-3p-mediated-egfl7-expression-change
#18
Hai Yu, Jian Zheng, Xiaobai Liu, Yixue Xue, Shuyuan Shen, Lini Zhao, Zhen Li, Yunhui Liu
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive primary intracranial tumor of adults and confers a poor prognosis due to high vascularization. Hence anti-angiogenic therapy has become a promising strategy for GBM treatment. In this study, the transcription factor nuclear factor of activated T-cells 5 (NFAT5) was significantly elevated in glioma samples and GBM cell lines, and positively correlated with glioma WHO grades. Knockdown of NFAT5 inhibited GBM cell-driven angiogenesis. Furthermore, long non-coding RNA SBF2 antisense RNA 1 (SBF2-AS1) was upregulated in glioma samples and knockdown of SBF2-AS1 impaired GBM-induced angiogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982788/quantitative-synthetic-mri-in-children-normative-intracranial-tissue-segmentation-values-during-development
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A McAllister, J Leach, H West, B Jones, B Zhang, S Serai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Synthetic MR imaging is a new technique to create absolute R1 relaxivity (1/T1), R2 relaxivity (1/T2), and proton-density maps using a single multiple-spin-echo saturation recovery sequence. These relaxivity maps allow rapid automated intracranial segmentation of tissue types. To assess its utility in children, we created a normative data base of intracranial volume and brain parenchymal, GM, WM, CSF, and myelin volumes in a pediatric population with normal brain MRI findings using synthetic MR imaging...
October 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979541/management-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-using-pumped-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-device
#20
Tim Martindale, Phillip McGlone, Robert Chambers, Jon Fennell
The effects of a high carbon dioxide on cerebral perfusion and intracranial pressure are well known. We report the case of a man who presented after with a severe traumatic brain injury including intracranial and extradural haemorrhage. Neuroprotective ventilation was impossible without supramaximal tidal volumes due to a combination of chest trauma and severe bronchospasm. A pump driven Novalung iLA active® system was inserted to achieve both ARDSnet ventilation and a lowering of intracranial pressure. To our knowledge, this is the first time this system has been used to this effect...
February 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
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