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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434160/repeated-mild-traumatic-brain-injuries-is-not-associated-with-volumetric-differences-in-former-high-school-football-players
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Douglas P Terry, L Stephen Miller
We investigated potential brain volumetric differences in a sample of former high school football players many years after these injuries. Forty community-dwelling males ages 40-65 who played high school football, but not college or professional sports, were recruited. The experimental group (n = 20) endorsed experiencing two or more mTBIs on an empirically validated mTBI assessment tool (median = 3, range = 2-15). The control group (n = 20) denied ever experiencing an mTBI. Participants completed a self-report index of current mTBI symptomatology and underwent high-resolution T1-weighted MRI scanning, which were analyzed using the Freesurfer software package...
April 22, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432712/stroke-etiology-and-collaterals-atheroembolic-strokes-have-greater-collateral-recruitment-than-cardioembolic-strokes
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L C Rebello, M Bouslama, D C Haussen, J A Grossberg, S Dehkharghani, A Anderson, S R Belagaje, N A Bianchi, M Grigoryan, M R Frankel, R G Nogueira
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic hypoperfusion from athero-stenotic lesions is thought to lead to better collateral recruitment compared to cardioembolic strokes. It was sought to compare collateral flow in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) versus stroke patients with cervical atherosclerotic steno-occlusive disease (CASOD). METHOD: This was a retrospective review of a prospectively collected endovascular database. Patients with (i) anterior circulation large vessel occlusion stroke, (ii) pre-treatment computed tomography angiography (CTA) and (iii) intracranial embolism from AF or CASOD were included...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430600/risk-factors-for-the-recurrence-of-an-intracranial-saccular-aneurysm-following-endovascular-treatment
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De-Zhang Huang, Bin Jiang, Wei He, Yi-Hua Wang, Zhi-Gang Wang
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to determine risk factors for the recurrence of an intracranial saccular aneurysm (ISA) following endovascular treatment. The findings will help medical professionals to identify patients having a high risk of ISA recurrence and assist them in developing appropriate follow-up plans. RESULTS: During the follow-up period, 12.6% of the patients (83/658) experienced recurrent ISAs. An analysis of related factors, including gender, age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, tumor size, width of the aneurysm neck, the presence or absence of a rupture, the volume embolization ratio (VER), the application or nonapplication of a stent, and follow-up time, revealed that a tumor size > 10 mm in diameter, wide-necked aneurysms, an anterior communicating or middle cerebral artery aneurysm, an aneurysm rupture, a VER < 20%, the absence of stent assistance, and follow-up time were high-risk factors for the recurrence of ISAs...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430554/role-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-spaceflight-induced-ocular-changes-and-visual-impairment-in-astronauts
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Noam Alperin, Ahmet M Bagci, Carlos J Oliu, Sang H Lee, Byron L Lam
Purpose To determine the respective roles of vascular and cerebrospinal fluids in spaceflight-induced vision impairment in astronauts, known as the visual impairment and intracranial pressure (VIIP) syndrome. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration institutional review board and is HIPAA compliant. All subjects provided written informed consent. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data from nine astronauts (mean age, 46.9 years) who flew on the space shuttle (14...
April 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429903/causes-of-interruptions-in-postoperative-enteral-nutrition-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jirong Qi, Zhuo Li, Yueshuang Cun, Xiaonan Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perioperative nutritional support has become a hot topic in the clinical management of congenital heart disease (CHD). Postoperative enteral nutrition (EN) offers many benefits, such as protection of the intestinal mucosa, reduced risk of infection, and low clinical costs. Interruptions in EN frequently influence nutritional support and clinical outcomes. We, therefore, aimed to determine the causes of interruptions in postoperative EN in CHD patients and discuss clinical counter measures...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417833/jugular-and-portal-vein-volume-middle-cerebral-vein-velocity-and-intracranial-pressure-in-dry-immersion
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Philippe Arbeille, Paul Avan, Loïc Treffel, Kathryn Zuj, Herve Normand, Pierre Denise
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine if short term exposure to dry immersion (DI) results in a cephalic fluid shift similar to what has been observed with spaceflight. METHODS: Data were collected from 10 individuals at rest and during the first 2 h of dry immersion. Jugular vein (JV), portal vein (PV), and thyroid volume were measured using 3D echography. Middle cerebral vein velocity (MCVv) was determined using transcranial Doppler ultrasound. The cochlear response to audio stimulation was used to derive an estimate of intracranial pressure (dICP)...
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414250/longitudinal-changes-in-brain-morphology-from-4-weeks-to-12-months-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-associations-with-cognitive-functions-and-clinical-variables
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T Hellstrom, L T Westlye, S Sigurdardottir, C Brunborg, H L Soberg, Ø Holthe, A Server, M J Lund, O A Andreassen, N Andelic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate longitudinal changes in cortical and subcortical volumes in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and to evaluate whether such changes were associated with self-reported post-concussive symptoms, global functional outcomes and neuropsychological functioning. METHODS: This was a prospecitve, longitudinal cohort study of patients with complicated (i.e presence of intracranial abnormalities on the day of injury CT) and uncomplicated MTBI (i...
April 17, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413700/endovascular-stroke-treatment-in-a-small-volume-stroke-center
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Gry N Behzadi, Lars Fjetland, Rajiv Advani, Martin W Kurz, Kathinka D Kurz
INTRODUCTION: Our purpose was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT) of stroke caused by large vessel occlusions (LVO) performed by general interventional radiologists in cooperation with stroke neurologists and neuroradiologists at a center with a limited annual number of procedures. We aimed to compare our results with those previously reported from larger stroke centers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 108 patients with acute stroke due to LVO treated with EVT were included...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401318/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-its-clinical-and-angiographic-perspectives
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Seong-Hyun Park, Ki-Su Park, Dong-Hun Kang, Jeong-Hyun Hwang, Sung-Kyoo Hwang
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs), the authors retrospectively reviewed our 7-year experience. We evaluated the obliteration rate, improvement in clinical symptoms, and complications. METHODS: Thirty patients with DAVF underwent SRS using a Gamma Knife between 2009 and 2015. Twenty-three patients were treated with SRS alone, and seven patients underwent SRS for residual or recurrent DAVFs after embolization or surgery...
April 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396935/state-of-the-art-in-fluid-and-volume-therapy-a%C3%A2-user-friendly-staged-concept-english-version
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M Rehm, N Hulde, T Kammerer, A S Meidert, K Hofmann-Kiefer
Adequate intraoperative infusion therapy is essential for the perioperative outcome of a patient. Both hypo- and hypervolemia can lead to an increased rate of perioperative complications and to a worse outcome. Perioperative infusion therapy should therefore be needs-based. The primary objective is the maintenance of preoperative normovolemia using a rational infusion strategy. Perioperative fluid losses should be differentiated from volume losses due to surgical bleeding or protein losses into the interstitial space...
April 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394034/the-interactive-effect-of-demographic-and-clinical-factors-on-hippocampal-volume-a-multicohort-study-on-1958-cognitively-normal-individuals
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Daniel Ferreira, Oskar Hansson, José Barroso, Yaiza Molina, Alejandra Machado, Juan Andrés Hernández-Cabrera, J-Sebastian Muehlboeck, Erik Stomrud, Katarina Nägga, Olof Lindberg, David Ames, Grégoria Kalpouzos, Laura Fratiglioni, Lars Bäckman, Caroline Graff, Patrizia Mecocci, Bruno Vellas, Magda Tsolaki, Iwona Kłoszewska, Hilkka Soininen, Simon Lovestone, Håkan Ahlström, Lars Lind, Elna-Marie Larsson, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Andrew Simmons, Eric Westman
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by hippocampal atrophy. Other factors also influence the hippocampal volume, but their interactive effect has not been investigated before in cognitively healthy individuals. The aim of this study is to evaluate the interactive effect of key demographic and clinical factors on hippocampal volume, in contrast to previous studies frequently investigating these factors in a separate manner. Also, to investigate how comparable the control groups from ADNI, AIBL, and AddNeuroMed are with five population-based cohorts...
February 28, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389675/deformation-of-the-lamina-cribrosa-and-optic-nerve-due-to-changes-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure
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Andrew J Feola, Baptiste Coudrillier, John Mulvihill, Diogo M Geraldes, Nghia T Vo, Julie Albon, Richard L Abel, Brian C Samuels, C Ross Ethier
Purpose: Cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp) changes are involved or implicated in various ocular conditions including glaucoma, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and visual impairment and intracranial pressure syndrome. However, little is known about the effects of CSFp on lamina cribrosa and retrolaminar neural tissue (RLNT) biomechanics, potentially important in these conditions. Our goal was to use an experimental approach to visualize and quantify the deformation of these tissues as CSFp increased...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389105/force-measurements-during-posterior-calvarial-vault-osteodistraction-a-novel-measurement-method
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A Ritvanen, M Savolainen, D Nowinski, D Saiepour, M Paulasto-Kröckel, J Hukki, E Tukiainen, J Leikola
Posterior calvarial vault osteodistraction (PCVO) has become increasingly popular in the correction of craniosynostosis. When compared to cranioplasty, PCVO offers a shorter, less invasive operation, greater intracranial volume advancement and a lower rate of relapse. In general, distraction protocols are based primarily on clinical observations rather than systematic research. Faster distraction protocols may reduce complications. However, distraction protocols producing higher forces can increase complications...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385881/quantitative-measurement-of-csf-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension
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H-C Chen, P-L Chen, Y-H Tsai, C-H Chen, C C-C Chen, J-W Chai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: CSF hypovolemia is a core feature of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is characterized by orthostatic headache and radiologic manifestations, including CSF along the neural sleeves, diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement, and/or venous engorgement. However, these characteristics are only qualitative. Quantifying intraspinal CSF volumes could improve spontaneous intracranial hypotension diagnosis and evaluation of hypovolemic statuses in patients with spontaneous intracranial hypotension...
April 6, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385725/impact-of-image-reconstruction-parameters-when-using-3d-dsa-reconstructions-to-measure-intracranial-aneurysms
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Katrina L Ruedinger, David R Rutkowski, Sebastian Schafer, Alejandro Roldán-Alzate, Erick L Oberstar, Charles Strother
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Safe and effective use of newly developed devices for aneurysm treatment requires the ability to make accurate measurements in the angiographic suite. Our purpose was to determine the parameters that optimize the geometric accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) vascular reconstructions. METHODS: An in vitro flow model consisting of a peristaltic pump, plastic tubing, and 3D printed patient-specific aneurysm models was used to simulate blood flow in an intracranial aneurysm...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383737/increases-in-cranial-volume-with-posterior-cranial-vault-distraction-in-31-consecutive-cases
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Niina Salokorpi, Ville Vuollo, Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu, Leonid Satanin, Heleia Nestal Zibo, Leena P Ylikontiola, Pertti Pirttiniemi, George K Sándor, Willy Serlo
BACKGROUND: Posterior cranial vault distraction (PCVD) is a technique widely used in surgical treatment of craniosynostosis when cranial expansion is required. It has proven to be safe and to allow a significant increase of intracranial volume. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate increases in intracranial volume as a result of PCVD performed in Oulu Craniofacial center using 2 different methods based on 3-dimensional (3-D) photogrammetric imaging or plain skull radiographs. METHODS: All children less than 16 yr of age who were treated by PCVD (n = 31) from 2009 to 2015 at the Oulu Craniofacial Center were included...
April 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382975/radiation-induces-progenitor-cell-death-microglia-activation-and-blood-brain-barrier-damage-in-the-juvenile-rat-cerebellum
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Kai Zhou, Martina Boström, C Joakim Ek, Tao Li, Cuicui Xie, Yiran Xu, Yanyan Sun, Klas Blomgren, Changlian Zhu
Posterior fossa tumors are the most common childhood intracranial tumors, and radiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments. However, irradiation induces long-term adverse effects that can have significant negative impacts on the patient's quality of life. The purpose of this study was to characterize irradiation-induced cellular and molecular changes in the cerebellum. We found that irradiation-induced cell death occurred mainly in the external germinal layer (EGL) of the juvenile rat cerebellum. The number of proliferating cells in the EGL decreased, and 82...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382611/parkinsonism-or-other-movement-disorders-presenting-as-stroke-mimics
#18
Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Chih-Hung Chen, Sheng-Feng Sung, Wen-Juh Hwang
PURPOSE: Patients with parkinsonism or other movement disorders may visit the emergency department due to acute deterioration of neurological status or consciousness disturbance. Under such circumstances, patients may be misdiagnosed as having a hyperacute stroke, i.e. stroke mimic. The purpose of the present study was to explore the clinical features and consequences of patients with parkinsonism or other movement disorders presenting as stroke mimics with activation of a stroke code...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381926/subperiosteal-drainage-versus-subdural-drainage-in-the-management-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-comparative-study
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Adrian Ng Wei Chih, Albert Wong Sii Hieng, Noor Azman A Rahman, Jafri Malin Abdullah
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic chronic subdural hematomas (CSDH) remain one of the most frequent diagnoses in current neurosurgical practice. Burr-hole craniostomy with irrigation and placement of close-system drainage is the current recommended surgery for symptomatic CSDH. The aim of this study is to perform a direct comparison between two surgical techniques in the treatment of symptomatic CSDH, which have been proven in previous studies to be efficient. Our main objective was to compare the efficacy of placement of a subperiosteal drain (SPD) and a subdural drain (SDD) following single burr-hole craniostomy and irrigation, and to demonstrate any significant differences in terms of overall surgical complications, functional outcome at three months and mortality rate...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381513/outcome-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-associated-with-different-oral-anticoagulants
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Duncan Wilson, David J Seiffge, Christopher Traenka, Ghazala Basir, Jan C Purrucker, Timolaos Rizos, Oluwaseun A Sobowale, Hanne Sallinen, Shin-Joe Yeh, Teddy Y Wu, Marc Ferrigno, Rik Houben, Floris H B M Schreuder, Luke A Perry, Jun Tanaka, Marion Boulanger, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Hans R Jäger, Gareth Ambler, Clare Shakeshaft, Yusuke Yakushiji, Philip M C Choi, Julie Staals, Charlotte Cordonnier, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Roland Veltkamp, Dar Dowlatshahi, Stefan T Engelter, Adrian R Parry-Jones, Atte Meretoja, David J Werring
OBJECTIVE: In an international collaborative multicenter pooled analysis, we compared mortality, functional outcome, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) volume, and hematoma expansion (HE) between non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation-related ICH (NOAC-ICH) and vitamin K antagonist-associated ICH (VKA-ICH). METHODS: We compared all-cause mortality within 90 days for NOAC-ICH and VKA-ICH using a Cox proportional hazards model adjusted for age; sex; baseline Glasgow Coma Scale score, ICH location, and log volume; intraventricular hemorrhage volume; and intracranial surgery...
April 5, 2017: Neurology
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