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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721218/spontaneous-reossification-of-the-sella-in-transsphenoidal-reoperation-associated-with-strontium-ranelate
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Maria Mercedes Pineyro, Daiana Arrestia, Mariana Elhordoy, Ramiro Lima, Saul Wajskopf, Raul Pisabarro, Maria Pilar Serra
Spontaneous reossification of the sellar floor after transsphenoidal surgery has been rarely reported. Strontium ranelate, a divalent strontium salt, has been shown to increase bone formation, increasing osteoblast activity. We describe an unusual case of a young patient with Cushing's disease who was treated with strontium ranelate for low bone mass who experienced spontaneous sellar reossification after transsphenoidal surgery. A 21-year-old male presented with Cushing's features. His past medical history included delayed puberty diagnosed at 16 years, treated with testosterone for 3 years without further work-up...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716673/application-of-3d-computerized-tomography-angiography-for-defining-cavernous-sinus-aneurysms-and-intradural-aneurysms-involving-the-internal-carotid-artery-around-the-anterior-clinoid-process
#2
Quan Cheng, Chun-Bo Huang, Jun-Yu Wang, Bing Jiang, Long-Bo Zhang, Ming Zeng, Yuan-Bing Chen, Hong-Fu Zhang, Feng-Hua Chen
OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to investigate the application of three-dimensional computed tomography angiography (3D-CTA) for defining cavernous sinus aneurysms and intradural aneurysms involving the internal carotid artery around the anterior clinoid process. METHODS: Results from 42 patients with an aneurysm of the internal carotid artery around the anterior clinoid process who underwent 3D-CTA were reviewed and compared with those of observed clinical operations...
July 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707994/do-craniopharyngioma-molecular-signatures-correlate-with-clinical-characteristics
#3
Sacit Bulent Omay, Yu-Ning Chen, Joao Paulo Almeida, Armando Saul Ruiz-Treviño, John A Boockvar, Philip E Stieg, Jeffrey P Greenfield, Mark M Souweidane, Ashutosh Kacker, David J Pisapia, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE Exome sequencing studies have recently demonstrated that papillary craniopharyngiomas (PCPs) and adamantinomatous craniopharyngiomas (ACPs) have distinct genetic origins, each primarily driven by mutually exclusive alterations: either BRAF ( V600E), observed in 95% of PCPs, or CTNNB1, observed in 75%-96% of ACPs. How the presence of these molecular signatures, or their absence, correlates with clinical, radiographic, and outcome variables is unknown. METHODS The pathology records for patients who underwent surgery for craniopharyngiomas between May 2000 and March 2015 at Weill Cornell Medical College were reviewed...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705830/molecular-and-ultrastructural-studies-of-a-fibrillar-collagen-from-octocoral-cnidaria
#4
Joseph P R O Orgel, Ido Sella, Rama S Madhurapantula, Olga Antipova, Yael Mandelberg, Yoel Kashman, Dafna Benayahu, Yehuda Benayahu
We report here the biochemical, molecular and ultrastructural features of a unique organization of fibrillar collagen extracted from the octocoral Sarcophyton ehrenbergi Collagen, the most abundant protein in the animal kingdom, is often defined as a structural component of extra-cellular matrices in metazoans. In the present study, collagen fibers were extracted from the mesenteries of S. ehrenbergi polyps. These fibers are organized as filaments and further compacted as coiled fibers. The fibers are uniquely long, reaching an unprecedented length of tens of centimeters...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705814/head-and-neck-mri-findings-in-charge-syndrome
#5
M J Hoch, S H Patel, D Jethanamest, W Win, G M Fatterpekar, J T Roland, M Hagiwara
Coloboma of the eye, Heart defects, Atresia of the choanae, Retardation of growth and/or development, Genital and/or urinary abnormalities, and Ear abnormalities and deafness (CHARGE) syndrome is a disorder with multiple congenital anomalies seen on imaging. A retrospective review of 10 patients with CHARGE syndrome who underwent MR imaging of the brain as part of a preoperative evaluation for cochlear implantation was conducted. Structural abnormalities of the entire MR imaging of the head were evaluated, including the auditory system, olfactory system, face, skull base, and central nervous system...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704642/infections-after-shoulder-arthroplasty-are-correlated-with-higher-anesthetic-risk-score-a-case-control-study-in-brazil
#6
Leonardo Hideto Nagaya, Mauro José Costa Salles, Lucas Sadawo Chagas Takikawa, Marcelo Fregoneze, Pedro Doneux, Luciana Andrade da Silva, Guilherme do Val Sella, Alberto Naoki Miyazaki, Sergio Luiz Checchia
PURPOSES: Shoulder arthroplasty (SA) has been performed by many years for the treatment of several conditions, including osteoarthritis and proximal humeral fractures following trauma. Surgical site infection (SSI) following SA remains a challenge, contributing to increased morbidity and costs. Identification of risk factors may help implementing adequate strategies to prevent infection. We aimed to identify pre- and intra-operative risk factors associated with deep infections after SA...
July 10, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690805/evaluating-hybridization-capture-with-rad-probes-as-a-tool-for-museum-genomics-with-historical-bird-specimens
#7
Ethan B Linck, Zachary R Hanna, Anna Sellas, John P Dumbacher
Laboratory techniques for high-throughput sequencing have enhanced our ability to generate DNA sequence data from millions of natural history specimens collected prior to the molecular era, but remain poorly tested at shallower evolutionary time scales. Hybridization capture using restriction site-associated DNA probes (hyRAD) is a recently developed method for population genomics with museum specimens. The hyRAD method employs fragments produced in a restriction site-associated double digestion as the basis for probes that capture orthologous loci in samples of interest...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684453/syringohydromyelia-in-patients-with-chiari-i-malformation-a-retrospective-analysis
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K A Gad, D M Yousem
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The association of syringohydromyelia with Chiari I malformation has a wide range, between 23% and 80% of cases in the current literature. In our experience, this range might be overestimated compared with our observations in clinical practice. Because there is an impact of Chiari I malformation-associated syringohydromyelia on morbidity and surgical intervention, its diagnosis is critical in this patient population. Identifying related variables on the basis of imaging would also help identify those patients at risk of syrinx formation during their course of disease...
July 6, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684370/a-primary-pigmented-choroid-plexus-papilloma-located-within-the-sella-turcica-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xuan Gong, Chao Liu, Longbo Zhang, Zhenyan Li, Christopher M Bartley, Zhixiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare benign tumors and the pigmented subtype is even more rarely observed. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 43-year-old woman with complaints of headache and progressive left monocular visual deterioration, whose initial plain CT showed an ovate high density tumor located within in sellar region. MRI revealed a homogeneously contrast-enhancing tumor extending from the sella turcica to the suprasellar cistern...
July 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684230/study-on-the-anatomic-relationship-between-the-clavicle-and-the-coracoid-process-using-computed-tomography-scans-of-the-shoulder
#10
Guilherme do Val Sella, Alberto N Miyazaki, Marcelo A C Nico, Guinel H Filho, Luciana A Silva, Sergio L Checchia
BACKGROUND: The current trend in the treatment of acromioclavicular dislocations is to reconstruct the coracoclavicular ligaments by using transosseous tunnels in the coracoid process or in the clavicle, yet there is no definition as to the location of these. To study the anatomic relationship between the coracoid process and the clavicle, we made measurements to find a convergence point (cP) between them that has intraoperative applicability for creating transosseous tunnels. METHODS: We analyzed 74 computed tomography scans (40 female and 34 male patients)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682900/doege-potter-syndrome-a-review-of-the-literature-including-a-new-case-report
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Guiyan Han, Zhimin Zhang, Xingbin Shen, Kunpeng Wang, Yang Zhao, Jianqiu He, Yu Gao, Xiujie Shan, Guohua Xin, Chunhui Li, Xiaoyan Liu
RATIONALE: We reviewed 76 published cases of Doege-Potter syndrome, and non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) secondary to a solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) between 1989 and 2016, to study disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of this rare paraneoplastic disease. Further, we report 1 new case of a patient presenting with Doege-Potter syndrome. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The tumors originated from the pleural cavity, lung, pelvis, liver, retroperitoneum, kidney, mediastinal, the sella, uterus, bladder, intestine, mandibular, and the thigh...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680614/granulomatous-hypophysitis-rare-disease-with-challenging-diagnosis
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Mohannad E Elgamal, Rawia M H Mohamed, Tarek Fiad, Essam A Elgamal
Granulomatous hypophysitis is rare pathology that mimics pituitary adenoma. Diagnosis is only confirmed by histopathology examination. Trans-sphenoidal surgery is considered diagnostic when descent tissue specimen is obtained and therapeutic by decompressing optic pathway and the sella. Pathological findings always reveal granulomatous areas, multinucleated giant cells, plasma cells, and lymphocytes.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680099/transcranial-random-noise-stimulation-and-cognitive-training-to-improve-learning-and-cognition-of-the-atypically-developing-brain-a-pilot-study
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Chung Yen Looi, Jenny Lim, Francesco Sella, Simon Lolliot, Mihaela Duta, Alexander Alexandrovich Avramenko, Roi Cohen Kadosh
Learning disabilities that affect about 10% of human population are linked to atypical neurodevelopment, but predominantly treated by behavioural interventions. Behavioural interventions alone have shown little efficacy, indicating limited success in modulating neuroplasticity, especially in brains with neural atypicalities. Even in healthy adults, weeks of cognitive training alone led to inconsistent generalisable training gains, or "transfer effects" to non-trained materials. Meanwhile, transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS), a painless and more direct neuromodulation method was shown to further promote cognitive training and transfer effects in healthy adults without harmful effects...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678518/single-crystal-luminescent-carbon-nitride-nanosheets-formed-by-spontaneous-dissolution
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Thomas S Miller, Theo M Suter, Andrew M Telford, Loren Picco, Oliver D Payton, Freddie Russell-Pavier, Patrick L Cullen, Andrea Sella, Milo S P Shaffer, Jenny Nelson, Vasiliki Tileli, Paul F McMillan, Christopher A Howard
A primary method for the production of 2D nanosheets is liquid-phase delamination from their 3D layered bulk analogues. Most strategies currently achieve this objective by significant mechanical energy input or chemical modification but these processes are detrimental to the structure and properties of the resulting 2D nanomaterials. Bulk poly(triazine imide) (PTI)-based carbon nitrides are layered materials with a high degree of crystalline order. Here, we demonstrate that these semiconductors are spontaneously soluble in select polar aprotic solvents, that is, without any chemical or physical intervention...
July 5, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677236/the-test-of-masticating-and-swallowing-solids-tomass-reliability-validity-and-international-normative-data
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Maggie-Lee Huckabee, Theresa McIntosh, Laura Fuller, Morgan Curry, Paige Thomas, Margaret Walshe, Ellen McCague, Irene Battel, Dalia Nogueira, Ulrike Frank, Lenie van den Engel-Hoek, Oshrat Sella-Weiss
BACKGROUND: Clinical swallowing assessment is largely limited to qualitative assessment of behavioural observations. There are limited quantitative data that can be compared with a healthy population for identification of impairment. The Test of Masticating and Swallowing Solids (TOMASS) was developed as a quantitative assessment of solid bolus ingestion. AIMS: This research programme investigated test development indices and established normative data for the TOMASS to support translation to clinical dysphagia assessment...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675669/a-two-year-audit-of-outcomes-of-pituitary-surgery-at-an-australian-teaching-hospital
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Timothy M E Davis, Imran Badshah, Jocelyn Drinkwater, Emily Kusich, Erin Latkovic, Neville Knuckey
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that cure rates and complications are influenced by the case load in neurosurgical centres performing transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. Although Australian centres may perform relatively small numbers of these procedures, there have been few published audits of their performance. AIMS: To conduct an audit of surgery for pituitary tumours between 2012 and 2014 in the only public hospital neurosurgical unit in the state of Western Australia...
July 4, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673207/a-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-evaluation-of-the-size-of-the-sella-turcica-in-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
#17
Maryam Paknahad, Shoaleh Shahidi, Iman Khaleghi
OBJECTIVE: Changes in the size of the sella turcica are frequently related to pathologies and syndromes. The aim of this was to compare the sella turcica dimensions in patients with unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate and non-cleft subjects. METHODS: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of three groups consisted of 20 patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate; 20 patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate and a control group consisting of 20 non-cleft subjects were the research population in this pilot study...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668473/multiple-recurrences-require-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-diagnosed-with-spindle-cell-oncocytoma-of-the-sella-turcica
#18
Branavan Manoranjan, Alex Koziarz, Michelle M Kameda-Smith, John P Provias
Spindle cell oncocytoma (SCO) of the sella turcica is characterized as a WHO grade I non-endocrine neoplasm of the sella turcica. Histologically, these tumors contain spindled and variably oncocytic cellular processes. Although SCOs lack immunoreactivity for neuroendocrine markers and pituitary hormones, they are clinically indistinguishable from non-functioning pituitary adenomas. In contrast to the initially described benign clinical course, several reports have subsequently illustrated cases with multiple recurrences with or without histological features of anaplasia in the form of nuclear pleomorphism, frequent mitoses, high Ki-67 index, and/or necrosis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662972/utilization-of-sinus-stents-as-a-novel-approach-for-benign-cystic-lesions-of-the-sella
#19
Akina Tamaki, Berje Shammassian, Abhishek Ray, Warren R Selman, Kenneth Rodriguez
Steroid-releasing sinus stents have emerged as a safe and effective tool in endoscopic sinus surgery. In this case report, we present two patients with recurrent cystic sellar masses. Transsphenoidal approach was used to access the sella. Following resection and drainage of the cystic pathology, a Propel (Menlo Park, CA) stent was placed through the corridor of the resection site to stent the cavity open. This is the first report where a steroid-releasing sinus stent was used in the treatment of a sellar lesion...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657637/domain-modeling-and-application-development-of-an-archetype-and-xml-based-ehrs-practical-experiences-and-lessons-learnt
#20
Stefan Kropf, Claire Chalopin, Dirk Lindner, Kerstin Denecke
BACKGROUND: Access to patient data within the hospital or between hospitals is still problematic since a variety of information systems is in use applying different vendor specific terminologies and underlying knowledge models. Beyond, the development of electronic health record systems (EHRSs) is time and resource consuming. Thus, there is a substantial need for a development strategy of standardized EHRSs. We are applying a reuse-oriented process model and demonstrate its feasibility and realization on a practical medical use case, which is an EHRS holding all relevant data arising in the context of treatment of tumors of the sella region...
June 28, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
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