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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931948/nonmissile-penetrating-head-injuries-nphis-surgical-management-and-review-of-the-literature
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Xi-Sheng Li, Jun Yan, Chang Liu, Yu Luo, Xing-Sheng Liao, Liang Yu, Shao-Wen Xiao
BACKGROUND: Nonmissile penetrating head injuries (NPHIs) in the civilian population are rare but with potentially fatal features. While numerous cases have been reported in the literature, the surgical management of such injuries is still ambiguous, especially with surgical techniques updating. Here we will illustrate 5 cases of NPHIs managed with different surgical techniques and review the literature on surgical treatment of these injuries to outline the appropriate management for these patients from neurosurgical perspective...
December 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930527/feasibility-of-radiofrequency-ablation-as-an-alternative-to-surgical-intervention-in-patients-with-huge-multiloculated-pyogenic-liver-abscesses-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shan Ke, Xue-Mei Ding, Jun Gao, Shao-Hong Wang, Jian Kong, Li Xu, Wen-Bing Sun
This retrospective cohort study investigated the feasibility of radiofrequency (RF) ablation as an alternative to surgical intervention in patients with huge multiloculated pyogenic liver abscesses (PLAs).From August 2010 to April 2016, 83 patients with PLA were admitted to Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, China. Four of these patients had huge multiloculated PLAs and underwent RF ablation plus antibiotics. The inclusion criteria for RF ablation were as follows: multiloculated PLA confirmed by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), widest diameter of the PLA ≥5 cm, failure to respond to or not suitable to treatment with percutaneous drainage (PD), and patient refusal of surgery...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930442/multifactor-influences-of-shared-decision-making-in-acoustic-neuroma-treatment
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Jason C Nellis, Jeff D Sharon, Seth E Pross, Lisa E Ishii, Masaru Ishii, Jacob K Dey, Howard W Francis
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with treatment modality selection in acoustic neuromas. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary care neurotology clinic. PATIENTS: Data were prospectively collected from patients initially presenting to a tertiary care neurotology clinic between 2013 and 2016. Patients who did not have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), demographic, psychometric, or audiometric data were excluded from analysis...
December 7, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927938/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-children-with-perinatal-stroke-and-hemiparesis
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Adam Kirton, Patrick Ciechanski, Ephrem Zewdie, John Andersen, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Helen Carlson, Lisa Carsolio, Mia Herrero, Jillian Quigley, Aleksandra Mineyko, Jacquie Hodge, Michael Hill
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the addition of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to intensive therapy increases motor function in children with perinatal stroke and hemiparetic cerebral palsy. METHODS: This was a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial. Participants were recruited from a population-based cohort with MRI-classified unilateral perinatal stroke, age of 6 to 18 years, and disabling hemiparesis. All completed a goal-directed, peer-supported, 2-week after-school motor learning camp (32 hours of therapy)...
December 7, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927234/cytotoxic-edema-and-diffusion-restriction-as-an-early-pathoradiologic-marker-in-canavan-disease-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Steven T Merrill, Gary R Nelson, Nicola Longo, Joshua L Bonkowsky
BACKGROUND: Canavan disease is a devastating autosomal recessive leukodystrophy leading to spongiform degeneration of the white matter. There is no cure or treatment for Canavan disease, and disease progression is poorly understood. RESULTS: We report a new presentation of a patient found to have Canavan disease; brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed white matter cytotoxic edema, indicative of an acute active destructive process. We performed a comprehensive review of published cases of Canavan disease reporting brain MRI findings, and found that cytotoxic brain edema is frequently reported in early Canavan disease...
December 7, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923871/serum-lipid-profile-changes-predict-neurodegeneration-in-interferon-b1a-treated-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Tomas Uher, Kelly Fellows, Dana Horakova, Robert Zivadinov, Manuela Vaneckova, Lukas Sobisek, Michaela Tyblova, Zdenek Seidl, Jan Krasensky, Niels Bergsland, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Eva Havrdova, Murali Ramanathan
PURPOSE: To determine whether changes in cholesterol profiles after IFN-beta1a treatment initiation following the first demyelinating event suggestive of MS are associated with clinical and MRI outcomes over 4 years. METHODS: 131 patients (age: 27.9 +/- 7.8 years, 63% female) with serial 3-monthly clinical and 12-monthly MRI follow-up over 4 years were investigated. Serum cholesterol profiles including total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) were obtained at baseline, 1 month, 3 months, and every 6 months thereafter...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923759/de-novo-intra-neural-arachnoid-cyst-presenting-with-complete-third-nerve-palsy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Danielle Brewington, Dmitriy Petrov, Robert Whitmore, Grant Liu, Ronald Wolf, Eric L Zager
BACKGROUND: Intra-neural arachnoid cyst is an extremely rare etiology of isolated cranial nerve palsy. Although seldom encountered in clinical practice, this pathology is amenable to surgical intervention. Correct identification and treatment of the cyst are required to prevent permanent nerve damage and potentially reverse the deficits. We describe a rare case of isolated third nerve palsy caused by an intra-neural arachnoid cyst. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49 year old female with recent history of headaches presented with acute onset of painless left-sided 3rd nerve palsy...
December 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922496/metabolic-myopathies
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Mark A Tarnopolsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Metabolic myopathies are genetic disorders that impair intermediary metabolism in skeletal muscle. Impairments in glycolysis/glycogenolysis (glycogen-storage disease), fatty acid transport and oxidation (fatty acid oxidation defects), and the mitochondrial respiratory chain (mitochondrial myopathies) represent the majority of known defects. The purpose of this review is to develop a diagnostic and treatment algorithm for the metabolic myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: The metabolic myopathies can present in the neonatal and infant period as part of more systemic involvement with hypotonia, hypoglycemia, and encephalopathy; however, most cases present in childhood or in adulthood with exercise intolerance (often with rhabdomyolysis) and weakness...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921206/periacetabular-osteotomy-provides-higher-survivorship-than-rim-trimming-for-acetabular-retroversion
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Corinne A Zurmühle, Helen Anwander, Christoph E Albers, Markus S Hanke, Simon D Steppacher, Klaus A Siebenrock, Moritz Tannast
BACKGROUND: Acetabular retroversion can cause impaction-type femoroacetabular impingement leading to hip pain and osteoarthritis. It can be treated by anteverting periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) or acetabular rim trimming with refixation of the labrum. There is increasing evidence that acetabular retroversion is a rotational abnormality of the entire hemipelvis and not a focal overgrowth of the anterior acetabular wall, which favors an anteverting PAO. However, it is unknown if this larger procedure would be beneficial in terms of survivorship and Merle d'Aubigné scores in a midterm followup compared with rim trimming...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920936/steroid-resistant-tolosa-hunt-syndrome-with-a-de-novo-intracavernous-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Takasuna, Rie Sasaki, Makoto Shiraishi, Masatomo Doi, Daisuke Wakui, Hidemichi Ito, Kotaro Oshio, Yuichiro Tanaka
BACKGROUND: We report a case of steroid-resistant Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) with recurrent bilateral painful ophthalmoplegia, accompanied with sphenoid sinusitis, pituitary abscess, and an aneurysm arising from the cavernous portion of the internal carotid artery. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old woman suffered severe left painful ophthalmoplegia. A magnetic resonance image (MRI) revealed thickness of the left cavernous sinus (CS). Steroid was administrated under the diagnosis of THS, and the symptom transiently diminished...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920795/donepezil-enhances-frontal-functional-connectivity-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Ludovica Griffanti, Gordon K Wilcock, Natalie Voets, Guendalina Bonifacio, Clare E Mackay, Mark Jenkinson, Giovanna Zamboni
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that increased resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-based functional connectivity (FC) within the frontal resting-state networks in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients reflects residual, possibly compensatory, function. This suggests that symptomatic treatments should aim to enhance FC specifically in these networks. METHODS: 18 patients with probable AD underwent brain MRI and neuropsychological assessment at baseline and after 12 weeks of treatment with donepezil...
September 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917527/simultaneous-orthogonal-plane-imaging
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Nikolai J Mickevicius, Eric S Paulson
PURPOSE: Intrafraction motion can result in a smearing of planned external beam radiation therapy dose distributions, resulting in an uncertainty in dose actually deposited in tissue. The purpose of this paper is to present a pulse sequence that is capable of imaging a moving target at a high frame rate in two orthogonal planes simultaneously for MR-guided radiotherapy. THEORY: By balancing the zero gradient moment on all axes, slices in two orthogonal planes may be spatially encoded simultaneously...
December 4, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917121/neurochemical-and-neuroanatomical-plasticity-following-memory-training-and-yoga-interventions-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Hongyu Yang, Amber M Leaver, Prabha Siddarth, Pattharee Paholpak, Linda Ercoli, Natalie M St Cyr, Harris A Eyre, Katherine L Narr, Dharma S Khalsa, Helen Lavretsky
Behavioral interventions are becoming increasingly popular approaches to ameliorate age-related cognitive decline, but their underlying neurobiological mechanisms and clinical efficiency have not been fully elucidated. The present study explored brain plasticity associated with two behavioral interventions, memory enhancement training (MET) and a mind-body practice (yogic meditation), in healthy seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using structural magnetic resonance imaging (s-MRI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS)...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916579/distal-patellar-tendon-avulsion-in-association-with-high-energy-knee-trauma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Brian Capogna, Eric Strauss, Sanjit Konda, Alan Dayan, Michael Alaia
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendon rupture is rare in the general population. Typically, failure occurs proximally or at the mid-substance. Distal avulsion from the tibial tubercle in adults is rare and not well described in the orthopedic literature. METHODS: We present the largest series of patients with distal patellar tendon injury with associated multi-ligamentous disruption of the knee. A series of six patients with distal patellar tendon avulsion were identified at a single institution...
December 1, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916423/effect-of-ulinastatin-on-the-permeability-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-on-rats-with-global-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-as-assessed-by-mri
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Ming Liu, Jie Shen, Fan Zou, Yunfeng Zhao, Bing Li, Mingxia Fan
The study was designed to evaluate the effect of ulinastatin on the permeability of the blood-brain barrier in rats with global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury using MRI. A total of 108 Wistar rats (240 g-280g) were randomly divided into three groups (n=36): sham group (S group), global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion model group (GCI/R group) and 10,000U/kg ulinastatin intervention group (U group). Fifty-four Wistar rats were used for MRI, and the rest were used for Evans Blue(EB)analysis. We used the Pulsinelli four-vessel occlusion (4-VO) model of global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion to investigate the integrity of the blood-brain barrier with Evans Blue (EB) staining at 15min after ischemia and at 6h (n=6), 24h (n=6), and 48h (n=6) after reperfusion to assess blood-brain barrier permeability with MRI...
December 1, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915378/mother-infant-interactions-and-regional-brain-volumes-in-infancy-an-mri-study
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Vaheshta Sethna, Inês Pote, Siying Wang, Maria Gudbrandsen, Anna Blasi, Caroline McCusker, Eileen Daly, Emily Perry, Kerrie P H Adams, Maria Kuklisova-Murgasova, Paula Busuulwa, Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Lynne Murray, Mark H Johnson, Steven C R Williams, Declan G M Murphy, Michael C Craig, Grainne M McAlonan
It is generally agreed that the human brain is responsive to environmental influences, and that the male brain may be particularly sensitive to early adversity. However, this is largely based on retrospective studies of older children and adolescents exposed to extreme environments in childhood. Less is understood about how normative variations in parent-child interactions are associated with the development of the infant brain in typical settings. To address this, we used magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the relationship between observational measures of mother-infant interactions and regional brain volumes in a community sample of 3- to 6-month-old infants (N = 39)...
December 3, 2016: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913910/a-randomized-trial-of-displaying-paid-price-information-on-imaging-study-and-procedure-ordering-rates
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Alyna T Chien, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Laura A Hatfield, Kate E Koplan, Carter R Petty, Anna D Sinaiko, Meredith B Rosenthal, Thomas D Sequist
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have demonstrated how price transparency lowers the test-ordering rates of trainees in hospitals, and physician-targeted price transparency efforts have been viewed as a promising cost-controlling strategy. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of displaying paid-price information on test-ordering rates for common imaging studies and procedures within an accountable care organization (ACO). DESIGN: Block randomized controlled trial for 1 year...
December 2, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911458/spondylodiscitis-a-rare-complication-following-percutaneous-nephrostomy
#18
Francesco Chiancone, Maurizio Fedelini, Clemente Meccariello, Luigi Pucci, Marco Fabiano, Paolo Fedelini
Spondylodiscitis is an inflammation of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies. The spondylodiscitis can not only be a complication of medical interventions such as an operation near spinal column but also urogenital and vascular interventions and intravenous catheter use. A 71-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with fever and severe abdominal pain. Antibiotic therapy had been performed with intravenous administration of 2 g of ceftriaxone and the patient underwent the placement of a percutaneous nephrostomy according to Seldinger technique...
November 28, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911321/the-effects-of-meditation-on-grey-matter-atrophy-and-neurodegeneration-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
#19
Nicole Last, Emily Tufts, Leslie E Auger
The present systematic review is based on the premise that a variety of neurodegenerative diseases are accompanied by grey matter atrophy in the brain and meditation may impact this. Given that age is a major risk factor for many of these progressive and neurodegenerative diseases and that the percentage of the population over the age of 65 is quickly increasing, there is an obvious need for prompt treatment and prevention advances in research. As there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, many are seeking non-pharmacological treatment options in attempts to offset the disease-related cognitive and functional declines...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911291/a-metal-free-method-for-producing-mri-contrast-at-amyloid-%C3%AE
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Silvia Hilt, Tang Tang, Jeffrey H Walton, Madhu Budamagunta, Izumi Maezawa, Tamás Kálai, Kálmán Hideg, Vikrant Singh, Heike Wulff, Qizhi Gong, Lee-Way Jin, Angelique Louie, John C Voss
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by depositions of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide in the brain. The disease process develops over decades, with substantial neurological loss occurring before a clinical diagnosis of dementia can be rendered. It is therefore imperative to develop methods that permit early detection and monitoring of disease progression. In addition, the multifactorial pathogenesis of AD has identified several potential avenues for AD intervention. Thus, evaluation of therapeutic candidates over lengthy trial periods also demands a practical, noninvasive method for measuring Aβ in the brain...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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