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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912991/malignant-spinal-cord-compression-adapting-conventional-rehabilitation-approaches
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REVIEW
Lisa Marie Ruppert
Spinal tumors are classically grouped into 3 categories: extradural, intradural extramedullary, and intradural intramedullary. Spinal tumors may cause spinal cord compression and vascular compromise resulting in pain or neurologic compromise. They may also alter the architecture of the spinal column, resulting in spinal instability. Oncologic management of spinal tumors varies according to the stability of the spine, neurologic status, and presence of pain. Treatment options include surgical intervention, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormonal manipulation...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910213/dedifferentiated-chordoid-meningioma-with-rhabdomyosarcomatous-differentiation-on-the-middle-cranial-fossa
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Hirotaka Fudaba, Tatsuya Abe, Masaki Morishige, Yasutomo Momii, Kenji Kashima, Akira Yamada, Hirofumi Nagatomi, Atsushi Natsume, Junko Hirato, Yoichi Nakazato, Minoru Fujiki
A 46-year-old woman presented with headache and right hemiparesis. MRI demonstrated a mass in the left middle fossa. Total resection was performed. A histological examination of the tumor specimen showed several characteristic morphological features. A chordoid meningioma showing an epithelial-like palisade arrangement was observed. An anaplastic short spindle cell tumor exhibiting a fascicular pattern was considered to be a rhabdomyosarcoma. After conventional radiotherapy, the tumor was well controlled without any neurological deficit for 20 months...
December 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909971/gastrodin-attenuates-pentylenetetrazole-induced-seizures-by-modulating-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-associated-inflammatory-responses-in-mice
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Liming Chen, Xinan Liu, Hua Wang, Min Qu
Gastrodin, the major component isolated from the rhizome of the Chinese traditional medicinal herb Gastrodia elata ("Tianma"), has a long history in the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological disorders. However, the molecular mechanisms are not clear. Here, we found that gastrodin ameliorated pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced epileptic seizures with improvement of the electroencephalographic pattern in mice. Further studies demonstrated that gastrodin decreased the levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1β and tumor necrosis factor-α while increasing interleukin-10, an anti-inflammatory cytokine in the brain...
December 1, 2016: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903179/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-from-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-japanese-multi-institutional-cooperative-study-jlgk1401
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Takuya Kawabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Shoji Yomo, Takeshi Kondoh, Osamu Nagano, Toru Serizawa, Takahiko Tsugawa, Hisayo Okamoto, Atsuya Akabane, Kazuyasu Aita, Manabu Sato, Hidefumi Jokura, Jun Kawagishi, Takashi Shuto, Hideya Kawai, Akihito Moriki, Hiroyuki Kenai, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Masazumi Gondo, Toshinori Hasegawa, Soichiro Yasuda, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yasushi Nagatomo, Shinya Watanabe, Naoya Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE In 1999, the World Health Organization categorized large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung as a variant of large cell carcinoma, and LCNEC now accounts for 3% of all lung cancers. Although LCNEC is categorized among the non-small cell lung cancers, its biological behavior has recently been suggested to be very similar to that of a small cell pulmonary malignancy. The clinical outcome for patients with LCNEC is generally poor, and the optimal treatment for this malignancy has not yet been established...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903177/follow-up-results-of-brain-metastasis-patients-undergoing-repeat-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Takao Koiso, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Shinya Watanabe, Yasunori Sato, Yoshinori Higuchi, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without upfront whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has influenced recent treatment recommendations for brain metastasis patients. However, in brain metastasis patients who undergo SRS alone, new brain metastases inevitably appear with relatively high incidences during post-SRS follow-up. However, little is known about the second SRS results. The treatment results of second SRS were retrospectively reviewed, mainly for newly developed or, uncommonly, for recurrent brain metastases in order to reappraise the efficacy of this treatment strategy with a special focus on the maintenance of neurological status and safety...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903119/the-learning-curve-in-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-craniopharyngiomas
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Varun R Kshettry, Hyunwoo Do, Khaled Elshazly, Christopher J Farrell, Gurston Nyquist, Marc Rosen, James J Evans
OBJECTIVE There is a paucity of literature regarding the learning curve associated with performing endoscopic endonasal cranial base surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent a learning curve might exist for endoscopic endonasal resection in cases of craniopharyngiomas. METHODS A retrospective review was performed for all endoscopic endonasal craniopharyngioma resections performed at Thomas Jefferson University from 2005 to 2015. To assess for a learning curve effect, patients were divided into an early cohort (2005-2009, n = 20) and a late cohort (2010-2015, n = 23)...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898191/reirradiation-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-locally-recurrent-t3-to-t4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Oscar S H Chan, Henry C K Sze, Michael C H Lee, Lucy L K Chan, Amy T Y Chang, Sarah W M Lee, Wai Man Hung, Anne W M Lee, Wai Tong Ng
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicities of reirradiation using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in patients with locally advanced recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with consecutive rT3 to rT4 NPC treated between 2005 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The 3-year overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local control rate were 47...
November 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896893/an-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-like-illness-in-the-elderly-neuroimaging-and-neuropathology-findings
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Ulrike W Kaunzner, Elliott Salamon, Elena Pentsova, Marc Rosenblum, Sasan Karimi, Nancy Nealon, Ehud Lavi, Dara G Jamieson
INTRODUCTION: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that classically occurs in children and adolescents. It characteristically presents with acute inflammation, resulting in demyelination, often following an infectious disease. ADEM has been described in adult patients, but the incidence in the adult and especially elderly population is low. CASES: We describe five older adults (age 57 to 85) who presented with acute neurological symptoms...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896629/remote-limb-ischemic-preconditioning-protects-rats-against-cerebral-ischemia-via-hif-1%C3%AE-ampk-hsp70-pathway
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Ming Xia, Qian Ding, Zhidan Zhang, Qinggen Feng
Remote limb ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a clinically feasible strategy to protect against ischemia/reperfusion injury, but the knowledge concerning the mechanism underlying RIPC is scarce. This study was performed to examine the effect of RIPC on brain tissue suffering from ischemia challenge and explore its underlying mechanism in a rat model. The animals were divided into four groups: Sham, middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), RIPC, and MCAO+RIPC. We found that previous exposure to RIPC significantly attenuated neurological dysfunction and lessened brain edema in MCAO+RIPC group...
November 28, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896519/image-guidance-technology-and-the-surgical-resection-of-spinal-column-tumors
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REVIEW
Bhargav Desai, Jonathan Hobbs, Grant Hartung, Guoren Xu, Ziya L Gokaslan, Andreas Linninger, Ankit I Mehta
Precision imaging is paramount to achieving success in surgical resection of many spinal tumors, whether the goal involves guiding a surgical cure for primary tumors or improving neurological decompression for metastatic lesions. Pre-operatively, image visualization is intimately involved with defining a clear target and surgical planning. Intra-operatively, image-guidance technology allows for surgeons to maximize the probability for gross total resection of spinal cord tumors and minimize damage to adjacent structures...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895770/classical-intracranial-chondrosarcoma-a-case-report
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Jingyang Chi, Mingchao Zhang, Jianmin Kang
Intracranial chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant cartilage-forming tumor, with only a small number of cases in the posterior cranial fossa reported previously. The present study reports the case of a 40-year-old male patient who was admitted to Tianjin Huanhu Hospital with a progressive headache and dizziness that had lasted for 2 years. Physical and neurological examinations were normal. Radiography of the skull identified an opaque lesion in the left frontal region of the brain. Cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion with calcification and homogenous contrast enhancement in the left frontal region...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894106/prader-willi-syndrome-due-to-an-unbalanced-de-novo-translocation-t-15-19-q12-p13-3
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Vy Dang, Abhilasha Surampalli, Ann M Manzardo, Stephanie Youn, Merlin G Butler, June-Anne Gold, Virginia E Kimonis
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex, multisystem genetic disorder characterized by endocrine, neurologic, and behavioral abnormalities. We report the first case of an unbalanced de novo reciprocal translocation of chromosomes 15 and 19, 45,XY,-15,der(19)t(15;19)(q12;p13.3), resulting in monosomy for the PWS critical chromosome region. Our patient had several typical features of PWS including infantile hypotonia, a poor suck and feeding difficulties, tantrums, skin picking, compulsions, small hands and feet, and food seeking, but not hypopigmentation, a micropenis, cryptorchidism or obesity as common findings seen in PWS at the time of examination at 6 years of age...
November 29, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893434/neuroinflammatory-and-cognitive-consequences-of-combined-radiation-and-immunotherapy-in-a-novel-preclinical-model
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Gwendolyn J McGinnis, David Friedman, Kristina H Young, Eileen Ruth S Torres, Charles R Thomas, Michael J Gough, Jacob Raber
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients often report behavioral and cognitive changes following cancer treatment. These effects can be seen in patients who have not yet received treatment or have received only peripheral (non-brain) irradiation. Novel treatments combining radiotherapy (RT) and immunotherapy (IT) demonstrate remarkable efficacy with respect to tumor outcomes by enhancing the proinflammatory environment in the tumor. However, a proinflammatory environment in the brain mediates cognitive impairments in other neurological disorders and may affect brain function in cancer patients receiving these novel treatments...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893285/recent-advances-in-subtyping-tumors-of-the-central-nervous-system-using-molecular-data
#14
Jens Schittenhelm
Primary brain tumors account for substantial morbidity and mortality. They often infiltrate the brain diffusely, continue growing, and cause adverse events, such as headaches, seizures, and neurological deficits. The classification of primary brain tumors, based for decades on histology, has been fundamentally changed by the World Health Organization in 2016 by incorporation of molecular data. Areas covered: Literature from glioblastomas, high- and low-grade astrocytic, oligodendroglial, glioneuronal and ependymal tumors from the last five years were reviewed...
November 28, 2016: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890757/percutaneous-endoscopic-removal-of-a-lumbar-epidural-angiolipoma-via-interlaminar-approach-a-technical-report
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Guang-Yu Ying, Ying Yao, Fang Shen, Yu-Cheng Ren, Chien-Min Chen, Yong-Jian Zhu
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic technique has been routinely used in the treatment of disk herniation while there are few reports on its application in the management of intraspinal tumors. We presented here the first case report of lumbar epidural angiolipoma that was totally removed by percutaneous endoscopy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 63-year-old man presented with 4-month history of progressively worsening low back pain was admitted to our hospital. No abnormal neurological finding was noticed on physical examination and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a dorsally located L2-L3 epidural lesion, suggestive of a non-infiltrating angiolipoma...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890745/mini-open-thoracolumbar-corpectomy-perioperative-outcomes-and-hospital-cost-analysis-compared-to-open-corpectomy
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Olawale A R Sulaiman, Juanita Garces, Mansour Mathkour, Tyler Scullen, R Benson Jones, Teresa Arrington, Cuong J Bui
BACKGROUND: Standard open surgical management of thoracolumbar infection, trauma and tumor is associated with significant morbidity. Mini-open and less morbid surgical techniques are being introduced. Our objective is to compare perioperative and immediate post-operative morbidity of open and mini-open thoracolumbar corpectomy techniques including direct hospital costs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent open or mini-open corpectomy along with their demographics (age, sex, body mass index (BMI), primary diagnosis), operative data (length of surgery, EBL, blood transfusion-BT), surgical level, pre- and post-operative neurologic status (using ASIA scale), immediate peri-operative complications (within 30 days post-op), overall length of stay (LOS-A), length of stay from surgery (LOS-S), and total direct hospital costs were tabulated and analyzed...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890371/mechanism-of-action-of-zhuyu-annao-pill-in-mice-with-cerebral-intrahemorrhage-based-on-tlr4
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Wei Chen, Yue-Qiang Hu, Ling-Fei Jiang, Lin Wu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the protective effect and possible mechanism of action of Zhuyu Annao pill in mice with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: Sixty mice were divided into the control group, hemorrhage group, drug-treated group (after hemorrhage), TLR4-knockout hemorrhage group and TLR4-knockout hemorrhage + drug-treated group (after hemorrhage) with 12 in each group. Model of autologous ICH was established in all groups. After drilling and 12 h of fasting, models in the control group hemorrhage group and TLR4-knockout hemorrhage group were all drenched with 10 mL/kg distilled water by intragastric administration...
November 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888085/high-definition-fiber-tractography-in-evaluation-and-surgical-planning-of-thalamopeduncular-pilocytic-astrocytomas-in-pediatric-population-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Emrah Celtikci, Pinar Celtikci, David Tiago Fernandes-Cabral, Murat Ucar, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, Alp Ozgun Borcek
OBJECTIVE: Thalamopeduncular tumors (TPTs) of the childhood present a challenge for neurosurgeons due to their eloquent location. Preoperative fiber tracking provides total or near-total resection, without additional neurological deficit. High-definition fiber tractography (HDFT) is an advanced white matter imaging technique derived from magnetic resonance imaging diffusion data, shown to overcome limitation of diffusion tensor imaging. We aimed to investigate alterations of corticospinal tract (CST) and medial lemniscus (ML) caused by TPTs and to demonstrate the application of HDFT in preoperative planning...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886865/two-cases-of-pseudo-achalasia-with-lung-cancer-case-report-and-short-literature-review
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Taizou Hirano, Eisaku Miyauchi, Akira Inoue, Ryotaro Igusa, Shigeki Chiba, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Masakazu Ichinose
Pseudo-achalasia with lung cancer is a rare complication. We present 2 cases of pseudo-achalasia with lung cancer and summarize previous reports. The previous reports suggested that lung cancer can be complicated with pseudo-achalasia caused by paraneoplastic neurological syndromes rather than direct invasion of the tumor cells to the lower esophageal sphincter, irrespective of the histology of the lung cancer; this can strongly influence the performance status. Treatment for pseudo-achalasia improves not only the symptoms, but also the performance status...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886022/fracture-risk-of-vertebral-bodies-after-cryosurgery-using-a-miniature-cryoprobe-a-biomechanical-in-vitro-analysis-on-human-bones
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K Zarghooni, L Westermann, R Sobottke, M Röllinghoff, J Bredow, J Siewe, Peer Eysel, M J Scheyerer
INTRODUCTION: Due to spinal instability and compressive neurologic deficits surgical management is sometimes necessary in patients with metastatic spinal lesions. However, in some cases open surgery is not possible and minimally invasive procedures, like cryoablation, are needed. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether a miniature cryoprobe provides adequate tissue cooling in vertebrae and to evaluate the direct impact of cryosurgery on vertebral body stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve thoracic vertebral bodies were harvested from fresh cadavers...
November 18, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
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