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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774142/comparison-of-mri-and-123-i-fp-cit-spect-for-the-evaluation-of-msa-p-clinical-severity
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Miki Nishimori, Yoriko Murata, Hitomi Iwasa, Kana Miyatake, Michiko Tadokoro, Shino Kohsaki, Munenobu Nogami, Norihiko Hamada, Hitoshi Ninomiya, Yasushi Osaki, Hirokazu Furuya, Takuji Yamagami
The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 123 I-labeled 2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)-N-(3-fluoropropyl)nortropane single photon emission computed tomography (123 I-FP-CIT SPECT) for determining the clinical severity of patients with multiple system atrophy with Parkinsonism (MSA-P). MRI and 123 I-FP-CIT SPECT images from 17 patients with MSA-P as diagnosed using the Unified MSA Rating Scale part IV (UMSARS IV) score were compared. Brain MRI scans were available for all 17 patients and 123 I-FP-CIT SPECT images were available for 12 patients...
June 2018: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773561/postnatal-brain-growth-assessed-by-sequential-cranial-ultrasonography-in-infants-born-30-weeks-gestational-age
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R Cuzzilla, A J Spittle, K J Lee, S Rogerson, F M Cowan, L W Doyle, J L Y Cheong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain growth in the early postnatal period following preterm birth has not been well described. This study of infants born at <30 weeks' gestational age and without major brain injury aimed to accomplish the following: 1) assess the reproducibility of linear measures made from cranial ultrasonography, 2) evaluate brain growth using sequential cranial ultrasonography linear measures from birth to term-equivalent age, and 3) explore perinatal predictors of postnatal brain growth...
May 17, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772361/comparative-histological-and-molecular-analysis-of-two-recurrent-lesions-showing-different-mr-imaging-responses-after-bevacizumab-treatment-report-of-a-case-of-anaplastic-astrocytoma
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Yoshihiro Otani, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Atsuhito Uneda, Kazuhiko Kurozumi, Joji Ishida, Isao Date
BACKGROUND: We report the case of a patient with anaplastic astrocytoma whose two recurrent lesions showed different imaging responses from one another after bevacizumab treatment. Histological and genetic features of this patient are also described. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old patient with left temporal anaplastic astrocytoma received surgery, local radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Recurrent lesions appeared in the cerebellar vermis and left cerebellar hemisphere, and the patient was started on biweekly bevacizumab...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764030/-neuroendoscopy-assisted-microneurosurgery-for-posterior-cranial-fossa-lesion
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J Li, D Zhong, D Lü, H Y Huang, W Du, J Yang, Y T Wu, H J Xia, W Y Tang, X C Sun
Objective: To study the value of neuroendoscopy assisted microneurosurgery technique in the treatment of posterior cranial fossa lesion. Methods: Clinical data of 36 patients with posterior fossa lesions who accepted neuroendoscopy assisted microneurosurgery (NEAM group) in the department of neurosurgery of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, from January 2014 to December 2016, were retrospectively enrolled. A total of 113 cases diagnosed with the same lesions and accepted conventional microneurosurgery (non-NEAM group) in the same period were analyzed as control group...
May 8, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752261/nk-cell-editing-mediates-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-phenotypic-and-proteomic-changes-in-melanoma-cell-lines
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Leticia Huergo Zapico, Monica Parodi, Claudia Cantoni, Chiara Lavarello, Juan L Fernández-Martínez, Andrea Petretto, Enrique J DeAndrés-Galiana, Mirna Balsamo, Alejandro López-Soto, Gabriella Pietra, Mattia Bugatti, Enrico Munari, Marcella Marconi, Maria Cristina Mingari, William Vermi, Lorenzo Moretta, Segundo Gonzalez, Massimo Vitale
Tumor cell plasticity is a major obstacle for the cure of malignancies as it makes tumor cells highly adaptable to micro-environmental changes, enables their phenotype switching among different forms, and favors the generation of pro-metastatic tumor cell subsets. Phenotype switching towards more aggressive forms involves different functional, phenotypic and morphologic changes, which are often related to the process known as Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). In this study, we report NK cells may increase the malignancy of melanoma cells by inducing changes relevant to EMT and, more broadly, to phenotype switching from proliferative to invasive forms...
May 11, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748705/hearing-loss-in-phace-syndrome-clinical-and-radiologic-findings
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Mark D Mamlouk, Bree Zimmerman, Erin F Mathes, Kristina W Rosbe
PURPOSE: To characterize the types of hearing loss, auditory-related imaging findings, and hemangioma characteristics in patients with Posterior fossa malformations, Hemangiomas, Arterial anomalies, Cardiac defects, and abnormalities of the Eye (PHACE) syndrome. METHODS: Retrospective medical records, audiologic data, and imaging review of all patients presenting to a tertiary care children's hospital with a proven diagnosis of PHACE syndrome from 2005 to 2016. RESULTS: Twelve patients were identified with hearing and imaging data...
May 10, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748373/slan-monocytes-and-macrophages-mediate-cd20-dependent-b-cell-lymphoma-elimination-via-adcc-and-adcp
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William Vermi, Alessandra Micheletti, Giulia Finotti, Cristina Tecchio, Federica Calzetti, Sara Costa, Mattia Bugatti, Stefano Calza, Claudio Agostinelli, Stefano Pileri, Piera Balzarini, Alessandra Tucci, Giuseppe Rossi, Lara Furlani, Giuseppe Todeschini, Alberto Zamò, Fabio Facchetti, Luisa Lorenzi, Silvia Lonardi, Marco A Cassatella
Terminal tissue differentiation and function of slan+ monocytes in cancer is largely unexplored. Our recent studies demonstrated that slan+ monocytes differentiate into a distinct subset of dendritic cells (DC) in human tonsils and that slan+ cells colonize metastatic carcinoma-draining lymph nodes. Herein, we report by retrospective analysis of multi-institutional cohorts that slan+ cells infiltrate various types of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), particularly the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) group, including the most aggressive, nodal and extra-nodal, forms...
May 10, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748205/cerebral-perfusion-is-perturbed-by-preterm-birth-and-brain-injury
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E S Mahdi, M Bouyssi-Kobar, M B Jacobs, J Murnick, T Chang, C Limperopoulos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early disturbances in systemic and cerebral hemodynamics are thought to mediate prematurity-related brain injury. However, the extent to which CBF is perturbed by preterm birth is unknown. Our aim was to compare global and regional CBF in preterm infants with and without brain injury on conventional MR imaging using arterial spin-labeling during the third trimester of ex utero life and to examine the relationship between clinical risk factors and CBF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled preterm infants younger than 32 weeks' gestational age and <1500 g and performed arterial spin-labeling MR imaging studies...
May 10, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732603/sox2-conditional-mutation-in-mouse-causes-ataxic-symptoms-cerebellar-vermis-hypoplasia-and-postnatal-defects-of-bergmann-glia
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Valentina Cerrato, Sara Mercurio, Ketty Leto, Elisa Fucà, Eriola Hoxha, Sara Bottes, Miriam Pagin, Marco Milanese, Chew-Yee Ngan, Giulia Concina, Sergio Ottolenghi, Chia-Lin Wei, Giambattista Bonanno, Giulio Pavesi, Filippo Tempia, Annalisa Buffo, Silvia K Nicolis
Sox2 is a transcription factor active in the nervous system, within different cell types, ranging from radial glia neural stem cells to a few specific types of differentiated glia and neurons. Mutations in the human SOX2 transcription factor gene cause various central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities, involving hippocampus and eye defects, as well as ataxia. Conditional Sox2 mutation in mouse, with different Cre transgenes, previously recapitulated different essential features of the disease, such as hippocampus and eye defects...
May 6, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727711/high-frequency-stimulation-of-the-anterior-vermis-modulates-behavioural-response-to-chronic-stress-involvement-of-the-prefrontal-cortex-and-dorsal-raphe
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Francis Rodriguez Bambico, Stefano Comai, M S Nageeb Hasan, Joshua Dean Conway, Soroush Darvish-Gane, Clement Hamani, Gabriella Gobbi, José N Nobrega
Some evidence suggests that the cerebellum modulates affect via connectivities with mood-regulating corticolimbic structures, such as the prefrontal cortex and monoamine nuclei. In rats exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS), we examined the neuro-behavioural effects of high frequency stimulation and surgical ablation/disconnection of the cerebellar vermis. CUS reduced sucrose preference, increased novelty-induced feeding suppression and passive coping. These depressive-like behaviours were associated with decreased cerebellar zif268 expression, indicating possible cerebellar involvement in stress pathology...
May 1, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719541/a-reappraisal-on-the-potential-ability-of-human-neutrophils-to-express-and-produce-il-17-family-members-in-vitro-failure-to-reproducibly-detect-it
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Nicola Tamassia, Fabio Arruda-Silva, Federica Calzetti, Silvia Lonardi, Sara Gasperini, Elisa Gardiman, Francisco Bianchetto-Aguilera, Luisa Benerini Gatta, Giampiero Girolomoni, Alberto Mantovani, William Vermi, Marco A Cassatella
Neutrophils are known to perform a series of effector functions that are crucial for the innate and adaptive responses, including the synthesis and secretion of a variety of cytokines. In light of the controversial data in the literature, the main objective of this study was to more in-depth reevaluate the capacity of human neutrophils to express and produce cytokines of the IL-17 family in vitro . By reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR, protein measurement via commercial ELISA, immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunofluorescence (IF), flow cytometry, immunoblotting, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and ChIP-seq experiments, we found that highly pure (>99...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717569/intermediate-pilomyxoid-astrocytoma-in-the-cerebellum-of-a-5-year-old-boy
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Jin Sang Kil, Kyung Hwa Lee, Ki Seong Eom, Tae Young Kim
Intermediate pilomyxoid tumors (IPTs) were defined by the presence of some features typical of pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) in combination with features that could be considered more consistent with pilocytic astrocytoma (PA). PMA is rare in the cerebellum. And, IPT in the cerebellum is rarer than PMA. To our knowledge, only 2 reports have described IPT in the cerebellum. A 5-year-old boy had nausea and vomiting. Computed tomography revealed a large, round, low-density tumor in the cerebellar vermis area. On enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the tumor showed inhomogeneous diffuse enhancement; the central portion showed homogenous enhancement, while the peripheral portion showed inhomogeneous enhancement...
April 2018: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693705/effect-of-treadmill-exercise-on-spatial-navigation-impairment-associated-with-cerebellar-purkinje-cell-loss-following-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
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Jae-Min Lee, Chang-Ju Kim, Jong-Min Park, Min Kyung Song, Youn-Jung Kim
In addition to roles in motor coordination, the cerebellum is also associated with cognitive function. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of treadmill exercise on spatial navigation deficit induced by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH). Furthermore, whether decreased loss of Purkinje cells, which contain the calcium‑binding protein in the posterior lobe of the cerebellum, attenuates the spatial navigation deficit induced by CCH was also investigated. Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: Sham group, bilateral common carotid arteries occlusion (BCCAO) group and a BCCAO + exercise (Ex) group...
April 19, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693267/a-multicohort-longitudinal-study-of-cerebellar-development-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Philip Shaw, Ayaka Ishii-Takahashi, Min Tae Park, Gabriel A Devenyi, Chava Zibman, Steven Kasparek, Gustavo Sudre, Aman Mangalmurti, Martine Hoogman, Henning Tiemeier, Georg von Polier, Devon Shook, Ryan Muetzel, M Mallar Chakravarty, Kerstin Konrad, Sarah Durston, Tonya White
BACKGROUND: The cerebellum supports many cognitive functions disrupted in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Prior neuroanatomic studies have been often limited by small sample sizes, inconsistent findings, and a reliance on cross-sectional data, limiting inferences about cerebellar development. Here, we conduct a multicohort study using longitudinal data, to characterize cerebellar development. METHODS: Growth trajectories of the cerebellar vermis, hemispheres and white matter were estimated using piecewise linear regression from 1,656 youth; of whom 63% had longitudinal data, totaling 2,914 scans...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681084/identification-of-a-novel-homozygous-alx4-mutation-in-two-unrelated-patients-with-frontonasal-dysplasia-type-2
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Mona El-Ruby, Alaa El-Din Fayez, Sara H El-Dessouky, Mona S Aglan, Inas Mazen, Nora Ismail, Hanan H Afifi, Maha M Eid, Mostafa I Mostafa, Mennat I Mehrez, Yasmin Khalil, Maha S Zaki, Khaled R Gaber, Mohamed S Abdel-Hamid, Ghada M H Abdel-Salam
We report two unrelated boys with frontonasal dysplasias type-2 (FND-2) who shared an identical novel homozygous ALX4 mutation c.291delG (p.Q98Sfs*83). Both patients presented with a large skull defect but one had bilateral parietal meningocele-like cysts that lie along with the bony defect and increased in size with age. Scalp alopecia, hypertelorism, and clefted alae nasi were also detected in both of them. Furthermore, impalpable gonads were noted, being unilateral in one and bilateral in the other. Neuroimaging showed small dysplastic occipital lobes with dysgyria and midline subarachnoid cyst...
May 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667267/the-cerebellum-after-trauma-resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-the-cerebellum-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-its-dissociative-subtype
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Daniela Rabellino, Maria Densmore, Jean Théberge, Margaret C McKinnon, Ruth A Lanius
The cerebellum plays a key role not only in motor function but also in affect and cognition. Although several psychopathological disorders have been associated with overall cerebellar dysfunction, it remains unclear whether different regions of the cerebellum contribute uniquely to psychopathology. Accordingly, we compared seed-based resting-state functional connectivity of the anterior cerebellum (lobule IV-V), of the posterior cerebellum (Crus I), and of the anterior vermis across posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; n = 65), its dissociative subtype (PTSD + DS; n = 37), and non-trauma-exposed healthy controls (HC; n = 47)...
April 17, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662213/encoding-of-error-and-learning-to-correct-that-error-by-the-purkinje-cells-of-the-cerebellum
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David J Herzfeld, Yoshiko Kojima, Robijanto Soetedjo, Reza Shadmehr
The primary output cells of the cerebellar cortex, Purkinje cells, make kinematic predictions about ongoing movements via high-frequency simple spikes, but receive sensory error information about that movement via low-frequency complex spikes (CS). How is the vector space of sensory errors encoded by this low-frequency signal? Here we measured Purkinje cell activity in the oculomotor vermis of animals during saccades, then followed the chain of events from experience of visual error, generation of CS, modulation of simple spikes, and ultimately change in motor output...
April 16, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652210/idiopathic-central-nervous-system-inflammatory-disease-in-the-setting-of-hla-b27-uveitis
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Eric L Crowell, Margaret L Pfeiffer, Ankur A Kamdar, Mary K Koenig, Susan E Wittenberg, Emilio P Supsupin, Ore-Ofe O Adesina
PURPOSE: The purpose of the article is to describe a novel case of idiopathic central nervous system inflammatory disease with bilateral human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27-positive anterior uveitis. METHODS/RESULTS: A 15-year-old African American boy with bilateral HLA-B27-positive anterior uveitis controlled with topical and oral steroids for 8 months acutely developed headaches, left eyelid ptosis, and binocular diplopia. Imaging showed lesions in the right midbrain, superior colliculus, cerebellar peduncles, and cerebellar vermis and leptomeningeal enhancement along the vermian foliae...
April 13, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651571/correlation-of-neuropsychological-and-metabolic-changes-after-epilepsy-surgery-in-patients-with-left-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Canan Güvenç, Patrick Dupont, Jan Van den Stock, Laura Seynaeve, Kathleen Porke, Eva Dries, Karen Van Bouwel, Johannes van Loon, Tom Theys, Karolien E Goffin, Wim Van Paesschen
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy surgery often causes changes in cognition and cerebral glucose metabolism. Our aim was to explore relationships between pre- and postoperative cerebral metabolism as measured with 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and neuropsychological test scores in patients with left mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS), who were rendered seizure-free after epilepsy surgery. RESULTS: Thirteen patients were included...
April 12, 2018: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648977/severe-tbi-patients-without-focal-lesion-but-with-behavioral-disorders-shrinkage-of-gray-matter-nuclei-and-thalamus-revealed-in-a-pilot-voxel-based-mri-study
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Alexis Ruet, Françoise Joyeux, Shailandra Segobin, Corinne Jokic, Béatrice Desgranges, Francis Eustache, Anne-Lise Pitel
After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), behavioral disorders can occur without major focal brain lesion and in this case, their pathophysiology remains unclear. The aim of this study is to examine whether TBI patients with behavioral disorders but without any focal damage, as observed from an initial clinical CT scan, present subtle volumetric alterations that could be measured voxel-by-voxel in the whole brain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Eight severe TBI male adults with behavioral sequela but without major focal cerebral lesion and 17 age-matched controls underwent a volumetric T1-weighted 1...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
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