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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727900/head-midline-position-for-preventing-the-occurrence-or-extension-of-germinal-matrix-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
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Olga Romantsik, Maria Grazia Calevo, Matteo Bruschettini
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is known to constitute the major risk factor for development of germinal matrix-intraventricular hemorrhage (GM-IVH). Head position may affect cerebral hemodynamics and thus may be involved indirectly in development of GM-IVH. Turning the head toward one side may functionally occlude jugular venous drainage on the ipsilateral side while increasing intracranial pressure and cerebral blood volume. Thus, it has been suggested that cerebral venous pressure is reduced and hydrostatic brain drainage improved if the patient is in supine midline position with the bed tilted 30°...
July 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727832/neurosurgeon-academic-impact-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-after-clipping-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Naif M Alotaibi, George M Ibrahim, Justin Wang, Daipayan Guha, Muhammad Mamdani, Tom A Schweizer, R Loch Macdonald
BACKGROUND: Surgeon-dependent factors such as experience and volume are associated with patient outcomes. However, it is unknown whether a surgeon's research productivity could be related to outcomes. The main aim of this study is to investigate the association between the surgeon's academic productivity and clinical outcomes following neurosurgical clipping of ruptured aneurysms. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of 3567 patients who underwent clipping of ruptured intracranial aneurysms in the randomized trials of tirilazad mesylate from 1990 to 1997...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724586/cardiovascular-health-in-young-adulthood-and-structural-brain-mri-in-midlife-the-cardia-study
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Michael P Bancks, Norrina B Allen, Prachi Dubey, Lenore J Launer, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Jared P Reis, Stephen Sidney, Yuichiro Yano, Pamela J Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between the American Heart Association (AHA) Life's Simple 7 (LS7) metric and brain structure. METHODS: We determined cardiovascular health (CVH) according to the AHA LS7, assigning 0, 1, or 2 points for meeting poor, intermediate, or ideal criteria for the 7 components (range 0-14) at baseline (aged 18-30 years in 1985-1986) and year 25 follow-up examination for 518 participants of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) brain MRI substudy...
July 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721902/permeability-of-brain-tumor-vessels-induced-by-uniform-or-spatially-microfractionated-synchrotron-radiation-therapies
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Audrey Bouchet, Marine Potez, Nicolas Coquery, Claire Rome, Benjamin Lemasson, Elke Bräuer-Krisch, Chantal Rémy, Jean Laissue, Emmanuel L Barbier, Valentin Djonov, Raphael Serduc
PURPOSE: To compare the blood-brain barrier permeability changes induced by synchrotron microbeam radiation therapy (MRT, which relies on spatial fractionation of the incident x-ray beam into parallel micron-wide beams) with changes induced by a spatially uniform synchrotron x-ray radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Male rats bearing malignant intracranial F98 gliomas were randomized into 3 groups: untreated, exposed to MRT (peak and valley dose: 241 and 10...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721332/to-stent-or-not-to-stent-a-tale-of-two-occlusions
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Ali S Haider, Lyndon K Lee, Tijani Osumah, Saira Alli, Umair Khan, Steven Vayalumkal, Aida Kafai Golahmadi, Richa Thakur, Phu Nguyen, Kennith F Layton
Stenting and balloon angioplasty, along with mechanical thrombectomy, have gained notability as adjunctive treatment options to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) for tandem internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions (TIM occlusions). Acute ischemic strokes (AISs) secondary to TIM occlusions are associated with poor patient outcomes primarily due to low recanalization rates following intravenous thrombolysis, consequently prompting the need for more invasive recanalization efforts...
June 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716153/a-nested-mechanistic-sub-study-into-the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-versus-placebo-on-intracranial-haemorrhage-and-cerebral-ischaemia-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-crash-3-trial-intracranial-bleeding-mechanistic
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Abda Mahmood, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid prevents blood clots from breaking down and reduces bleeding. However, it is uncertain whether tranexamic acid is effective in traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial is a randomised controlled trial that will examine the effect of tranexamic acid (versus placebo) on death and disability in 13,000 patients with traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial hypothesizes that tranexamic acid will reduce intracranial haemorrhage, which will reduce the risk of death...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713041/chains-of-magnetosomes-with-controlled-endotoxin-release-and-partial-tumor-occupation-induce-full-destruction-of-intracranial-u87-luc-glioma-in-mice-under-the-application-of-an-alternating-magnetic-field
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Edouard Alphandéry, Ahmed Idbaih, Clovis Adam, Jean-Yves Delattre, Charlotte Schmitt, François Guyot, Imène Chebbi
Previous studies showed that magnetic hyperthermia could efficiently destroy tumors both preclinically and clinically, especially glioma. However, antitumor efficacy remained suboptimal and therefore required further improvements. Here, we introduce a new type of nanoparticles synthesized by magnetotactic bacteria, called magnetosomes, with improved properties compared with commonly used chemically synthesized nanoparticles. Indeed, mice bearing intracranial U87-Luc glioma tumors injected with 13μg of nanoparticles per mm(3) of tumor followed by 12 to 15 of 30min alternating magnetic field applications displayed either full tumor disappearance in 40% of mice or no tumor regression using magnetosomes or chemically synthesized nanoparticles, respectively...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712276/optimal-dose-and-volume-for-postoperative-radiotherapy-in-brain-oligometastases-from-lung-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Seung Yeun Chung, Jong Hee Chang, Hye Ryun Kim, Byoung Chul Cho, Chang Geol Lee, Chang-Ok Suh
PURPOSE: To evaluate intracranial control after surgical resection according to the adjuvant treatment received in order to assess the optimal radiotherapy (RT) dose and volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2003 and 2015, a total of 53 patients with brain oligometastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) underwent metastasectomy. The patients were divided into three groups according to the adjuvant treatment received: whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) ± boost (WBRT ± boost group, n = 26), local RT/Gamma Knife surgery (local RT group, n = 14), and the observation group (n = 13)...
June 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708793/patulous-eustachian-tube-and-otitis-media-with-effusion-as-complications-after-trigeminal-nerve-injury
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Ryoukichi Ikeda, Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Masayuki Yoshida, Naohiro Yoshida, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Takeshi Oshima, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yukio Katori
OBJECTIVES: To describe three patients of patulous Eustachian tube (pET) after trigeminal nerve injury and to demonstrate for the first time their magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings to hypothesize the mechanism of the pET after trigeminal nerve injury. PATIENTS: Three patients presented with autophony after trigeminal nerve injury caused by the removal of intracranial tumors. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical patient records, audiological data, and MRI...
July 13, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705822/focal-low-and-global-high-permeability-predict-the-possibility-risk-and-location-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-following-intra-arterial-thrombolysis-therapy-in-acute-stroke
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Y Li, Y Xia, H Chen, N Liu, A Jackson, M Wintermark, Y Zhang, J Hu, B Wu, W Zhang, J Tu, Z Su, G Zhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The contrast volume transfer coefficient (K(trans)), which reflects blood-brain barrier permeability, is influenced by circulation and measurement conditions. We hypothesized that focal low BBB permeability values can predict the spatial distribution of hemorrhagic transformation and global high BBB permeability values can predict the likelihood of hemorrhagic transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 106 patients with hemispheric stroke who received intra-arterial thrombolytic treatment...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705113/egfl7-participates-in-regulating-biological-behavior-of-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas-via-notch2-dll3-signaling-pathway
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Jianpeng Wang, Qian Liu, Hua Gao, Dehong Wan, Chuzhong Li, Zhaojian Li, Yazhuo Zhang
Growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma accounts for about 20% of the third most common intracranial neoplasm-pituitary adenomas-which makes up 15% of all intracranial tumors. The growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma invasion is a key risk factor associated with the operation results and highly correlated with the clinical prognosis. The epidermal growth factor-like domain multiple 7 protein, a unique 29 kDa secreted angiogenic factor, can result in pathologic angiogenesis and enhance the tumor migration and invasion...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700894/preparation-of-an-au-pt-alloy-free-from-artifacts-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Tomonobu Kodama, Ryusuke Nakai, Kenji Goto, Kunihiro Shima, Hiroo Iwata
PURPOSE: When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed on patients carrying metallic implants, artifacts can disturb the images around the implants, often making it difficult to interpret them appropriately. However, metallic materials are and will be indispensable as raw materials for medical devices because of their electric conductivity, visibility under X-ray fluoroscopy, and other favorable features. What is now desired is to develop a metallic material which causes no artifacts during MRI...
July 9, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696183/visual-system-involvement-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-parkinson-disease
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Alessandro Arrigo, Alessandro Calamuneri, Demetrio Milardi, Enricomaria Mormina, Laura Rania, Elisa Postorino, Silvia Marino, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Giuseppe Pio Anastasi, Maria Felice Ghilardi, Pasquale Aragona, Angelo Quartarone, Michele Gaeta
Purpose To assess intracranial visual system changes of newly diagnosed Parkinson disease in drug-naïve patients. Materials and Methods Twenty patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson disease and 20 age-matched control subjects were recruited. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (T1-weighted and diffusion-weighted imaging) was performed with a 3-T MR imager. White matter changes were assessed by exploring a white matter diffusion profile by means of diffusion-tensor imaging-based parameters and constrained spherical deconvolution-based connectivity analysis and by means of white matter voxel-based morphometry (VBM)...
July 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695992/optimal-radiotherapy-target-volumes-in-intracranial-nongerminomatous-germ-cell-tumors-long-term-institutional-experience-with-chemotherapy-surgery-and-dose-and-field-adapted-radiotherapy
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William G Breen, Miran J Blanchard, Amulya Nageswara Rao, David J Daniels, Jan C Buckner, Nadia N Issa Laack
PURPOSE: To evaluate patterns of failure after multimodality treatment of nongerminomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 3,440 patients diagnosed with primary intracranial NGGCT between 1988 and 2014. RESULTS: Thirty-four patients received induction chemotherapy followed by radiation with or without surgery. Median follow-up was 11.1 years (0.8-23.3). Outcomes were significantly improved in these 34 patients (5-year overall survival [OS]: 88% versus 50%, P = 0...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694621/the-challenges-of-management-of-high-grade-gliomas-in-nigeria
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Chika Anele Ndubuisi, Wilfred C Mezue, Martin Nzegwu, Okwuoma Okwunodulu, Gabriel Ejembi, Samuel C Ohaegbulam
BACKGROUND: High-grade gliomas (HGG) are among the most challenging brain tumors despite many research efforts worldwide. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the local challenges that may influence outcome of HGG managed in a neurosurgical center in Nigeria. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective analysis of prospectively recorded data of patients managed for intracranial HGG at Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu, Nigeria, between the year 2006 and 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687377/postoperative-stereotactic-radiosurgery-compared-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy-for-resected-metastatic-brain-disease-ncctg-n107c-cec%C3%A2-3-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Paul D Brown, Karla V Ballman, Jane H Cerhan, S Keith Anderson, Xiomara W Carrero, Anthony C Whitton, Jeffrey Greenspoon, Ian F Parney, Nadia N I Laack, Jonathan B Ashman, Jean-Paul Bahary, Costas G Hadjipanayis, James J Urbanic, Fred G Barker, Elana Farace, Deepak Khuntia, Caterina Giannini, Jan C Buckner, Evanthia Galanis, David Roberge
BACKGROUND: Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is the standard of care to improve intracranial control following resection of brain metastasis. However, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to the surgical cavity is widely used in an attempt to reduce cognitive toxicity, despite the absence of high-level comparative data substantiating efficacy in the postoperative setting. We aimed to establish the effect of SRS on survival and cognitive outcomes compared with WBRT in patients with resected brain metastasis...
July 4, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685617/aerobic-exercise-prevents-rarefaction-of-pial-collaterals-and-increased-stroke-severity-that-occur-with-aging
#17
Wojciech Rzechorzek, Hua Zhang, Brian K Buckley, Kunjie Hua, Daniel Pomp, James E Faber
Variation in extent of the brain's collateral circulation is an important determinant of variation in the severity of stroke and efficacy of revascularization therapies. However, the number and diameter of pial collateral "arterioles" decrease with aging in associated with reduced eNOS and increased oxidative stress. We tested whether exercise reduces this aging-induced rarefaction. Twelve-month-old mice were randomized to sedentary or voluntary wheel-running. At 26 months' age, permanent MCA occlusion was followed 72 h later by determination of infarct volume and vascular casting after maximal dilation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684151/dejerine-roussy-syndrome-from-thalamic-metastasis-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Rajal A Patel, James P Chandler, Sarika Jain, Mahesh Gopalakrishnan, Sean Sachdev
Dejerine-Roussy syndrome (central thalamic pain) is associated with damage to the ventral posterior sensory nuclei of the thalamus. We report a patient with breast cancer who developed contralateral hemibody paresthesias and dysesthesias. MR imaging revealed limited volume intracranial metastatic disease including a right posterior thalamic lesion. Stereotactic radiosurgery was utilized to selectively treat the lesion while preserving the remaining thalamus. Two months following treatment, the patient reported vastly improved to complete resolution of her sensory symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682946/cerebral-alterations-following-experimental-multiple-trauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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Nina Vogt, Christiane Herden, Elke Roeb, Martin Roderfeld, Daphne Eschbach, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Hinnerk Wulf, Steffen Ruchholtz, Eberhard Uhl, Karsten Schöller
Multiple trauma (MT) associated with hemorrhagic shock (HS) might lead to cerebral hypoperfusion and brain damage. We investigated cerebral alterations using a new porcine MT/HS model without traumatic brain injury (TBI) and assessed the neuroprotective properties of mild therapeutic hypothermia. Male pigs underwent standardized MT with HS (45% or 50% loss of blood volume) and resuscitation after 90/120 minutes (T90/T120). In additional groups (TH90/TH120) mild hypothermia (33°C) was induced following resuscitation...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681423/multi-stage-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-using-the-gamma-knife-platform
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Chuxiong Ding, Brian Hrycushko, Louis Whitworth, Xiang Li, Lucien Nedzi, Bradley Weprin, Ramzi Abdulrahman, Babu Welch, Steve B Jiang, Zabi Wardak, Robert D Timmerman
PURPOSE: Radiosurgery is an established technique to treat Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs). Obliteration of larger AVMs (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter > 3 cm) in a single session is challenging with current radiosurgery platforms due to toxicity. We present a novel technique of multi-stage stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for large intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM) using the Gamma Knife system. MATERIALS/METHODS: Eighteen patients with large (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter ⩾3 cm) AVMs, which were previously treated using a staged SRS technique on the Cyberknife platform, were retrospectively selected for this study...
July 6, 2017: Medical Physics
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