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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234149/effect-of-maternal-iron-deficiency-anemia-on-fetal-neural-development
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Sriparna Basu, Dinesh Kumar, Shampa Anupurba, Ashish Verma, Ashok Kumar
OBJECTIVE: Perinatal iron deficiency may have deleterious consequences on fetal neural development. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of maternal iron deficiency anemia (IDA) on fetal hippocampal morphogenesis and production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). STUDY DESIGN: Seventy term, singleton neonates born to mothers with IDA (hemoglobin <110g/L and serum ferritin <12 μg/L) formed the study group. Twenty gestational age-matched neonates born to healthy mothers without IDA (hemoglobin ≥110 g/L and serum ferritin >12 μg/L) served as controls...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229328/outcomes-after-reirradiation-for-recurrent-pediatric-intracranial-ependymoma
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Derek S Tsang, Elizabeth Burghen, Paul Klimo, Frederick A Boop, David W Ellison, Thomas E Merchant
PURPOSE: To determine the long-term outcomes and the optimal dose and volume for reirradiation of recurrent pediatric ependymoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with recurrent ependymoma treated with a second course of fractionated radiation therapy (RT2) were reviewed retrospectively. Eligible patients had localized, intracranial ependymoma at initial diagnosis that was treated with focal radiation (RT1) without craniospinal irradiation (CSI) and were aged ≤21 years at the time of RT2...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225064/intracranial-high-%C3%AE-connectivity-distinguishes-wakefulness-from-sleep
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Ezequiel Mikulan, Eugenia Hesse, Lucas Sedeño, Tristán Bekinschtein, Mariano Sigman, María Del Carmen García, Walter Silva, Carlos Ciraolo, Adolfo M García, Agustín Ibáñez
Neural synchrony in the γ-band is considered a fundamental process in cortical computation and communication and it has also been proposed as a crucial correlate of consciousness. However, the latter claim remains inconclusive, mainly due to methodological limitations, such as the spectral constraints of scalp-level electroencephalographic recordings or volume-conduction confounds. Here, we circumvented these caveats by comparing γ-band connectivity between two global states of consciousness via intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG), which provides the most reliable measurements of high-frequency activity in the human brain...
December 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220823/patterns-of-progressive-atrophy-vary-with-age-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Cassidy M Fiford, Gerard R Ridgway, David M Cash, Marc Modat, Jennifer Nicholas, Emily N Manning, Ian B Malone, Geert Jan Biessels, Sebastien Ourselin, Owen T Carmichael, M Jorge Cardoso, Josephine Barnes
Age is not only the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) but also a key modifier of disease presentation and progression. Here, we investigate how longitudinal atrophy patterns vary with age in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD. Data comprised serial longitudinal 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging scans from 153 AD, 339 MCI, and 191 control subjects. Voxel-wise maps of longitudinal volume change were obtained and aligned across subjects. Local volume change was then modeled in terms of diagnostic group and an interaction between group and age, adjusted for total intracranial volume, white-matter hyperintensity volume, and apolipoprotein E genotype...
November 14, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220356/color-doppler-ultrasonography-as-an-alternative-tool-for-postoperative-evaluation-of-collaterals-after-indirect-revascularization-surgery-in-moyamoya-disease
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Shin-Joe Yeh, Sung-Chun Tang, Li-Kai Tsai, Chung-Wei Lee, Ya-Fang Chen, Hon-Man Liu, Shih-Hung Yang, Meng-Fai Kuo, Jiann-Shing Jeng
The cerebral hypoperfusion caused by chronic progressive stenosis or occlusion of intracranial arteries in moyamoya disease can be treated by direct bypass or indirect revascularization procedures. The extent of collaterals from the external carotid artery (ECA) after indirect revascularization surgery is the key point of angiographic follow-up, and the invasiveness of angiography impelled us to investigate the role of ultrasonography in the evaluation of collaterals. We hypothesized that the collaterals shown on angiography might produce corresponding hemodynamic changes in color Doppler ultrasonography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212047/whole-brain-neuronal-abnormalities-in-focal-quantified-with-proton-mr-spectroscopy
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Ivan I Kirov, Ruben Kuzniecky, Hoby P Hetherington, Brian J Soher, Matthew S Davitz, James S Babb, Heath R Pardoe, Jullie W Pan, Oded Gonen
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that localization-related epilepsy is associated with widespread neuronal dysfunction beyond the ictal focus, reflected by a decrease in patients' global concentration of their proton MR spectroscopy (1H-MRS) observed marker, N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA). METHODS: Thirteen patients with localization-related epilepsy (7 men, 6 women) 40±13 (mean±standard-deviation)years old, 8.3±13.4years of disease duration; and 14 matched controls, were scanned at 3 T with MRI and whole-brain (WB) 1H MRS...
December 2, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208850/carotid-artery-stenosis-contralateral-to-acute-tandem-occlusion-an-independent-predictor-of-poor-clinical-outcome-after-mechanical-thrombectomy-with-concomitant-carotid-artery-stenting
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Volker Maus, Daniel Behme, Jan Borggrefe, Christoph Kabbasch, Fatih Seker, Cicek Hüseyin, Utako Birgit Barnikol, Leonard Leong Litt Yeo, Patrick Brouwer, Michael Söderman, Markus Möhlenbruch, Marios Nikos Psychogios, Thomas Liebig, Christian Dohmen, Gereon Rudolf Fink, Anastasios Mpotsaris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral ischemic strokes due to extra-/intracranial tandem occlusions (TO) of the anterior circulation are responsible for causing mechanical thrombectomy (MT). The impact of concomitant contralateral carotid stenosis (CCS) upon outcome remains unclear in this stroke subtype. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 4 international stroke centers between 2011 and 2017. One hundred ninety-seven consecutive patients with anterior TO were treated with MT and acute carotid artery stenting (CAS)...
November 24, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207392/distinct-roles-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-inflammation-in-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stroke
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Jong-Won Chung, Mi Jeong Oh, Yeon Hee Cho, Gyeong Joon Moon, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Chin-Sang Chung, Kwang Ho Lee, Oh Young Bang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the differential roles of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in intracranial atherosclerotic stroke (ICAS). METHODS: We prospectively recruited 262 patients with acute cerebral infarcts caused by ICAS and 75 individuals with no history of stroke as controls. Markers of endothelial dysfunction (asymmetric dimethylarginine, ADMA) and inflammation (lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, Lp-PLA2) were measured...
2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205071/impact-of-helmet-use-in-equestrian-related-traumatic-brain-injury-a-matched-pairs-analysis
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Georg Bier, Malte N Bongers, Ahmed Othman, Johann-Martin Hempel, Volker Vieth, Walter Heindel, Ulrike Ernemann, Matthias C Burg
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury is an important health concern in equestrian sports. Nevertheless, the use of safety helmets, especially in recreational riding, is reported to be rare. The purpose of this study was to perform the first matched-pairs analysis of traumatic brain injury with regard to the use of helmets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a multicenter retrospective database analysis 40 patients (mean age: 35 ± 17.13 years; 34 female & 6 male) were combined in 20 matched pairs based on age group, gender and trauma mechanism...
December 5, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204841/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-central-nervous-system-hemangioblastoma-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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James Pan, Rashad Jabarkheel, Yuhao Huang, Allen Ho, Steven D Chang
Hemangioblastomas are rare, benign, vascular tumors of the central nervous system (CNS), often associated with von-hippel lindau (VHL) disease. Current therapeutic options include microsurgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). With no randomized controlled studies and minimal data beyond single-institution reviews, the optimal management approach for patients with CNS hemangioblastomas is unclear. We completed a Pubmed/SCOPUS literature search from January 1990 to January 2017 for eligible studies on SRS for CNS hemangioblastomas...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201841/the-combined-use-of-cardiac-output-and-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-to-maintain-optimal-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-and-minimize-complications-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jin Shup So, Jung-Ho Yun
Objective: To show the effect of dual monitoring including cardiac output (CO) and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patiens. We hypothesized that meticulous treatment using dual monitoring is effective to sustain maintain minimal intensive care unit (ICU) complications and maintain optimal ICP and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) for severe TBI patiens. Methods: We included severe TBI, below Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 8 and head abbreviation injury scale (AIS) >4 and performed decompressive craniectomy at trauma ICU of our hospital...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201642/the-effect-of-duration-of-illness-and-antipsychotics-on-subcortical-volumes-in-schizophrenia-analysis-of-778-subjects
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Naoki Hashimoto, Yoichi M Ito, Naohiro Okada, Hidenaga Yamamori, Yuka Yasuda, Michiko Fujimoto, Noriko Kudo, Ariyoshi Takemura, Shuraku Son, Hisashi Narita, Maeri Yamamoto, Khin Khin Tha, Asuka Katsuki, Kazutaka Ohi, Fumio Yamashita, Shinsuke Koike, Tsutomu Takahashi, Kiyotaka Nemoto, Masaki Fukunaga, Toshiaki Onitsuka, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hidenori Yamasue, Michio Suzuki, Kiyoto Kasai, Ichiro Kusumi, Ryota Hashimoto
Background: The effect of duration of illness and antipsychotic medication on the volumes of subcortical structures in schizophrenia is inconsistent among previous reports. We implemented a large sample analysis utilizing clinical data from 11 institutions in a previous meta-analysis. Methods: Imaging and clinical data of 778 schizophrenia subjects were taken from a prospective meta-analysis conducted by the COCORO consortium in Japan. The effect of duration of illness and daily dose and type of antipsychotics were assessed using the linear mixed effect model where the volumes of subcortical structures computed by FreeSurfer were used as a dependent variable and age, sex, duration of illness, daily dose of antipsychotics and intracranial volume were used as independent variables, and the type of protocol was incorporated as a random effect for intercept...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194500/eano-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-ependymal-tumors
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Roberta Rudà, Guido Reifenberger, Didier Frappaz, Stefan M Pfister, Anne Laprie, Thomas Santarius, Patrick Roth, Joerg Christian Tonn, Riccardo Soffietti, Michael Weller, Elizabeth Cohen-Jonathan Moyal
Ependymal tumors are rare CNS tumors and may occur at any age, but their proportion among primary brain tumors is highest in children and young adults. Thus, the level of evidence of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions is higher in the pediatric compared with the adult patient population.The diagnosis and disease staging is performed by craniospinal MRI. Tumor classification is achieved by histological and molecular diagnostic assessment of tissue specimens according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification 2016...
November 29, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193196/extracranial-and-intracranial-ultrasonographic-findings-in-posterior-circulation-infarction
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Hsin-Yi Chi, Chung-Fu Hsu, An-Chih Chen, Chun-Hung Su, Han-Hwa Hu, Wen-Mei Fu
OBJECTIVES: Patients with posterior circulation infarction are at higher risk of early recurrent stroke, especially those with vertebrobasilar stenosis or hypoplasia. The clinical presentations of this condition vary over a broad range, making diagnosis and treatment a challenge. Hemodynamic changes and stenosis detected by ultrasonography (US) are sensitive and important indicators for further evaluation. In this study, we correlated extracranial and intracranial US characteristics with brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with posterior circulation infarction...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189631/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#16
Tom K Gallagher, Kathryn A Thomas, Daniela P Ladner, Daniel Ganger, Farzaneh A Sorond, Shyam Prabhakaran, Michael M Abecassis, Jonathan P Fryer, Eric M Liotta
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hemorrhage after liver transplantation is an infrequently reported complication but one which can have devastating consequences. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of all liver transplants performed between January 2010 and June 2015 at a single high-volume institution using a prospectively maintained electronic database and query of the electronic medical record. Cases of intracranial hemorrhage were adjudicated as either spontaneous intraparenchymal (IPH) or extra-axial (EAH) hemorrhages...
November 17, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188303/analysis-of-petrous-apex-meningocele-associated-with-meningioma-is-there-any-relation-with-chronic-intracranial-hypertension
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Wan-Qun Yang, Jie-Ying Feng, Hong-Jun Liu, Biao Huang, Chang-Hong Liang
PURPOSE: Petrous apex meningocele (PAM) is an uncommon cystic lesion involving the petrous apex. The underlying cause of PAM may be related to chronic elevated intracranial pressure. The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between PAM and meningioma and between PAM and other intracranial hypertension findings. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-eight consecutive patients with meningiomas were retrospectively studied. Fifty age- and gender-matched controls were also enrolled in this study...
November 29, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187748/genome-wide-association-study-of-subcortical-brain-volume-in-ptsd-cases-and-trauma-exposed-controls
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Rajendra A Morey, Sarah L Davis, Melanie E Garrett, Courtney C Haswell, Christine E Marx, Jean C Beckham, Gregory McCarthy, Michael A Hauser, Allison E Ashley-Koch
Depending on the traumatic event, a significant fraction of trauma survivors subsequently develop PTSD. The additional variability in PTSD risk is expected to arise from genetic susceptibility. Unfortunately, several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have failed to identify a consistent genetic marker for PTSD. The heritability of intermediate phenotypes such as regional brain volumes is often 80% or higher. We conducted a GWAS of subcortical brain volumes in a sample of recent military veteran trauma survivors (n = 157), grouped into PTSD (n = 66) and non-PTSD controls (n = 91)...
November 30, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184709/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-cerebellopontine-angle-epidermoid-tumors
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Amr M N El-Shehaby, Wael A Reda, Khaled M Abdel Karim, Reem M Emad Eldin, Ahmed M Nabeel
Background: Intracranial epidermoid tumors are commonly found in the cerebellopontine angle where they usually present with either trigeminal neuralgia or hemifacial spasm. Radiosurgery for these tumors has rarely been reported. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and clinical outcome of the treatment of cerebellopontine epidermoid tumors with gamma knife radiosurgery. Methods: This is a retrospective study involving 12 patients harboring cerebellopontine angle epidermoid tumors who underwent 15 sessions of gamma knife radiosurgery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178027/mri-guiding-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-rats-aimed-to-improve-stroke-modeling
#20
Ilya L Gubskiy, Daria D Namestnikova, Elvira A Cherkashova, Vladimir P Chekhonin, Vladimir P Baklaushev, Leonid V Gubsky, Konstantin N Yarygin
The middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model in rats closely imitates ischemic stroke and is widely used. Existing instrumental methods provide a certain level of MCAO guidance, but monitoring of the MCA-occluding intraluminal filament position and possible complications can be improved. The goal of this study was to develop a MRI-based method of simultaneous control of the filament position, blood flow in the intracranial vessels, and hemorrhagic complications. Rats were subjected to either MRI-guided MCAO (group 1, n = 51) or MCAO without MRI control (group 2, n = 38)...
November 25, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
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