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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795286/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-for-patients-with-malignant-epidural-spinal-cord-compression
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Dilan A Patel, Jian L Campian
Malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is an oncologic emergency with the potential for devastating consequences for patients if not promptly diagnosed and treated. MESCC is diagnosed by imaging. MRI is by far the most sensitive test, preferably with gadolinium. Once the diagnosis of MESCC is suspected, patients with neurologic deficits should receive prompt administration of dexamethasone with a 10-mg IV loading dose followed by 4 mg every 6 h. Quick taper is recommended once the definitive treatment is established...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794655/p2y12-and-p2y13-receptors-involved-in-adp%C3%AE-s-induced-the-release-of-il-1%C3%AE-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-from-cultured-dorsal-horn-microglia
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Pei-Wen Liu, Ming-Xia Yue, Rui Zhou, Juan Niu, Du-Juan Huang, Tao Xu, Pei Luo, Xiao-Hong Liu, Jun-Wei Zeng
OBJECTIVE: P2 receptors have been implicated in the release of neurotransmitter and pro-inflammatory cytokines due to their response to neuroexcitatory substances in the microglia. Dorsal horn P2Y12 and P2Y13 receptors are involved in the development of pain behavior induced by peripheral nerve injury. However, it is not known whether P2Y12 and P2Y13 receptors activation is associated with the expression and the release of interleukin-1B (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in cultured dorsal spinal cord microglia...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792797/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-findings-associated-with-choroid-plexus-spinal-cord-drop-metastases
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Carmen L Yeamans, Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana, Allison Haley, Catherine G Lamm
A 5 yr old castrated male whippet presented with a unique presentation of ambulatory paraparesis and subsequent diagnosis of primary intracranial choroid plexus carcinoma, with metastases to the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spinal cord segments. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed initially of the thoracolumbar vertebral column and was followed by MRI sequences of the brain for confirmation of the presence of a primary intracranial tumor. The dog was euthanized immediately following diagnostic imaging due to the severity of clinical signs and poor prognosis...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791352/establishment-of-a-murine-pancreatic-cancer-pain-model-and-microarray-analysis-of-pain%C3%A2-associated-genes-in-the-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn
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Liqin Wang, Huihong Xu, Yanhu Ge, Hai Zhu, Dawei Yu, Weifeng Yu, Zhijie Lu
There is emerging evidence on the mechanisms of pancreatic cancer pain. Following the establishment of an orthotropic transplantation model of pancreatic cancer, microarray analysis was performed to identify changes in the expression levels of pain‑associated genes in the spinal cord. A mouse model of pancreatic cancer‑induced pain was established by implanting SW 1990 cells into the pancreases of female BALB/c‑nu mice. The survival rate and body weight were measured following orthotropic transplantation...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791193/spinal-thoracic-extradural-angiolipoma-manifesting-as-acute-onset-of-paraparesis-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Franz Jooji Onishi, Flavio Augusto Sekeff Salem, Diogo Luis de Melo Lins, Rafi Felicio Bauab Dauar, João Norberto Stavale
BACKGROUND: Angiolipomas are benign tumors most commonly found in the thoracic spine. They are composed of mature adipocytes and abnormal vascular elements that usually present with a slowly progressive course of neurological deterioration. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 35-year-old female, with a prior history of back pain, acutely developed paraparesis. When the thoracic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a dorsal epidural mass at the T3-T5 level, she underwent a laminectomy for gross total excision of the lesion that proved to be an angiolipoma...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782439/dosimetry-verification-of-125-i-seeds-implantation-with-three-dimensional-printing-noncoplanar-templates-and-ct-guidance-for-paravertebral-retroperitoneal-malignant-tumors
#6
Zhe Ji, Yuliang Jiang, Liang Su, Fuxin Guo, Ran Peng, Haitao Sun, Jinghong Fan, Junjie Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare dose distributions of postoperative plans with preoperative plans for radioactive seed implantation of paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors assisted by 3-dimensional printing noncoplanar templates and computed tomography. METHODS: Sixteen patients with paravertebral/retroperitoneal tumors (21 lesions) underwent radioactive seed implantation with 3-dimensional printing noncoplanar templates. Prescribed dose was 110 to 160 Gy. We compared the dose distribution of the postoperative plan with the preoperative plan...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781156/evaluation-of-deformed-image-based-dose-calculations-for-adaptive-radiotherapy-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Miranda Poon, Catherine Holborn, Ka Fai Cheng, Winky Wing Ki Fung, George Chiu
The ultimate goal of adaptive radiotherapy (ART) is to deliver truly customized radiation treatments. Currently, the quality of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images is still inferior to that of conventional CT images in contour delineations and dose calculations for replanning purposes. This retrospective study aims to evaluate the dosimetric accuracy of using deformed conventional CT images for dose calculations, in the hope of inferring the feasibility of ART using planning CT (PCT) images that deformed to up-to-date CBCT images for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)...
August 3, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777147/ttf-1-positive-metastatic-endometrioid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature-of-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall
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François Casteillo, Pierre Fournel, Vanessa Da Cruz, Georgia Karpathiou, Claire Boutet, Jean-Philippe Jacquin, Claire Tissot, Vincent Meyer-Bisch, Michel Péoc'h, Fabien Forest
A 75-year-old female patient, nonsmoker was addressed to our institution for a fracture of C5 vertebra with spinal cord compression by a tumor mass invading surrounding soft tissue. She had a previous history of breast ductal carcinoma and endometrioid carcinoma. Biopsy of the tumor mass showed a TTF-1-positive carcinoma. Molecular study showed a E545K mutation of PIK3CA. Lung imaging showed multiple nodules evocative of metastasis rather than a primitive tumor. Reviewing of slides of endometrioid carcinoma showed areas positive for TTF1, and the same E545K mutation was found in endometrial tumor...
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761545/primary-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma-of-the-spinal-cord-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mayur Sharma, Vernon Velho, Rachana Binayake, Hrushikesh Kharosekar
Primary pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) of the spinal cord is a rare slow growing tumor. To our knowledge, only five such cases have been reported in the literature till date. We report the clinical, radiological, and histopathological features of a spinal PXA in a 23-year-old female previously operated 5 years back for a spinal tumor, presented with weakness in lower limbs, sphincter incontinence and low back pain. Magnetic resonance imaging scan with contrast reveals an intramedullary lesion in the spinal cord from D8-D10 level...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761543/spinal-capillary-hemangiomas-two-cases-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Thara Tunthanathip, Sanguansin Rattanalert, Thakul Oearsakul, Kanet Kanjanapradit
Hemangiomas have rarely been found in the spinal cord. A few cases of spinal capillary hemangioma have been reported since 1987. The authors reported the two cases of capillary hemangioma including the tumor at conus medullaris and the another mimicked von Hippel-Lindau disease. A 15-year-old man was presented with coccydynia and left leg pain. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an intradural extramedullary enhancing mass at conus medullaris. Another case, a 31-year-old man was presented with a history of familial history of brain tumor, retinal hemangioma both eyes, multiple pancreatic cyst and syringobulbia with syringohydromyelia...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761430/mechanisms-underlying-the-promotion-of-functional-recovery-by-deferoxamine-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Jian Hao, Bo Li, Hui-Quan Duan, Chen-Xi Zhao, Yan Zhang, Chao Sun, Bin Pan, Chang Liu, Xiao-Hong Kong, Xue Yao, Shi-Qing Feng
Deferoxamine, a clinically safe drug used for treating iron overload, also repairs spinal cord injury although the mechanism for this action remains unknown. Here, we determined whether deferoxamine was therapeutic in a rat model of spinal cord injury and explored potential mechanisms for this effect. Spinal cord injury was induced by impacting the spinal cord at the thoracic T10 vertebra level. One group of injured rats received deferoxamine, a second injured group received saline, and a third group was sham operated...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760029/keyhole-approaches-to-intradural-pathologies
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Klaus C Mende, Theresa Krätzig, Malte Mohme, Manfred Westphal, Sven O Eicker
OBJECTIVE Spinal tumors account for 2%-4% of all tumors of the central nervous system and can be intramedullary, intradural extramedullary, or extradural. In the past, wide approaches were used to obtain safe access to these tumors, as complete resection is the goal in treating most tumor entities. To reduce surgical complications due to large skin incisions and destabilizing laminectomies, minimally invasive approaches were established. In this study, the authors share their experience with mini-open approaches to intradural tumor pathologies...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758566/the-influence-of-level-of-spinal-cord-injury-on-adipose-tissue-and-its-relationship-to-inflammatory-adipokines-and-cardiometabolic-profiles
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Gary J Farkas, Ashraf S Gorgey, David R Dolbow, Arthur S Berg, David R Gater
OBJECTIVE: Level of injury (LOI) and the role of adipose tissue and its proinflammatory adipokines in cardiometabolic dysfunction following spinal cord injury (SCI) remains poorly understood. We aim to examine the influence of LOI on adipose tissue and its relationship to proinflammatory adipokines and cardiometabolic profiles following SCI. DESIGN: Cross sectional and correlational study. SETTING: Clinical hospital and academic setting. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-seven individuals with chronic motor complete SCI (age 43...
July 30, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752202/pediatric-central-nervous-system-hemangioblastomas-different-from-adult-forms-a-retrospective-series-of-25-cases
#14
Jian Cheng, Wenke Liu, Xuhui Hui, Si Zhang, Yan Ju
BACKGROUND: Pediatric hemangioblastomas are rare, and the clinical features, timing of surgical intervention, optimal treatment, and clinical outcomes are still unclear. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all patients with CNS hemangioblastomas who were treated at West China Hospital from January 2003 to March 2015. Patients under the age of 16 years were included in the study. The medical records of these patients were reviewed and statistically analyzed...
July 27, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751784/rapid-generation-of-opc-like-cells-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-treating-spinal-cord-injury
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Dae-Sung Kim, Se Jung Jung, Jae Souk Lee, Bo Young Lim, Hyun Ah Kim, Jeong-Eun Yoo, Dong-Wook Kim, Joong Woo Leem
Remyelination via the transplantation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) has been considered as a strategy to improve the locomotor deficits caused by traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). To date, enormous efforts have been made to derive OPCs from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), and significant progress in the transplantation of such cells in SCI animal models has been reported. The current methods generally require a long period of time (>2 months) to obtain transplantable OPCs, which hampers their clinical utility for patients with SCI...
July 28, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749199/hair-follicle-associated-pluripotent-hap-stem-cells
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Yasuyuki Amoh, Robert M Hoffman
Various types of stem cells reside in the skin, including keratinocyte progenitor cells, melanocyte progenitor cells, and skin-derived precursors (SKPs), and nestin-expressing hair follicle-associated-pluripotent (HAP) stem cells. HAP stem cells, located in the bulge area of the hair follicle, have been shown to differentiate to nerve cells, glial cells, keratinocytes, smooth muscle cells, cardiac muscle cells, and melanocytes. HAP stem cells are positive forthe stem cell marker CD34, as well as K15-negative, suggestingtheir relatively undifferentiated state and therefore, HAP stem cells may be the most primitive stem cells in the skin...
July 27, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748910/spinal-intramedullary-ependymoma-surgical-approaches-and-outcome
#17
Lawrence F Borges
Intramedullary Ependymomas are uncommon tumors that can occur within the medullary substance of the spinal cord. Despite this difficult location, they are typically benign tumors that can most often be removed completely with an acceptable surgical risk. Therefore, the recommended management approach is usually surgical excision. This review will consider the historical context in which surgeons began treating these tumors and then review the more recent literature that guides their current management.
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736284/adam-a-breathing-phantom-for-lung-sbrt-quality-assurance
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Stefania Pallotta, Silvia Calusi, Leonardo Foggi, Riccardo Lisci, Laura Masi, Livia Marrazzo, Cinzia Talamonti, Lorenzo Livi, Gabriele Simontacchi
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy treatment of moving lesions is a challenging task in which different strategies can be used to adequately treat the tumor while sparing the surrounding tissue. The complexity of these strategies requires accurate and appropriate quality assurance tests. For this purpose, ADAM (Anthropomorphic Dynamic breAthing Model), a new phantom which simulates realistic patient breathing, was developed aiming to test the image quality and dose delivery in lung cancer treatments...
July 20, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734802/co-transplantation-of-mesenchymal-and-neural-stem-cells-and-overexpressing-stromal-derived-factor-1-for-treating-spinal-cord-injury
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Andrew N Stewart, Griffin Kendziorski, Zachary M Deak, Dara J Brown, Matthew N Fini, Katherine L Copely, Julien Rossignol, Gary L Dunbar
Genetic engineering of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and neuronal stem cells (NSCs) has been used to treat spinal cord injuries (SCI). As a mechanism of therapy, MSCs secrete high amounts of anti-inflammatory cytokines and trophic factors, while NSCs can differentiate into neuronal lineages and aid in tissue replacement. Additionally, the forced overexpression of secreted proteins can enhance the secretome of transplanted cells, which can increase therapeutic efficacy. This study utilized a combinational treatment consisting of MSCs, NSCs, and the forced overexpression of the chemokine stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) from MSCs (SDF-1-MSCs), to treat a rat model of SCI...
July 19, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722682/activation-of-the-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-by-probucol-contributes-to-inhibiting-inflammation-and-neuronal-apoptosis-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Zipeng Zhou, Chang Liu, Shurui Chen, Haosen Zhao, Kang Zhou, Wei Wang, Yajiang Yuan, Zhuo Li, Yue Guo, Zhaoliang Shen, Xifan Mei
The nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)/antioxidant response element (ARE) signaling pathway plays an essential role in the cellular antioxidant and anti-inflammatory responses. Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in a massive release of inflammatory factors and free radicals, which seriously compromise nerve recovery and axon regeneration. In this study, we examined the efficacy of probucol on anti-inflammatory responses and functional recovery after SCI by activating the Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway. We also investigated the mechanism by which inflammation is inhibited in this process...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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