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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328618/highly-crystalline-multicolor-carbon-nanodots-for-dual-modal-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy-of-glioma
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Min Qian, Yilin Du, Shanshan Wang, Chengyi Li, Huiling Jiang, Wei Shi, Jian Chen, Yi Wang, Ernst Wagner, Rongqin Huang
Imaging-guided site-specific photothermal therapy (PTT) of glioma and other tumors in central nervous system (CNS) presents a great challenge for the current nanomaterial design. Herein, an in-situ solid-state transformation method was developed for the preparation of multicolor highly crystalline carbon nanodots (HCCDs). The synthesis yields 6-8 nm sized HCCDs containing a highly crystalline carbon nanocore and a hydrophilic surface, which therefore simultaneously provide strong photoacoustic and photothermal performance as well as tunable fluorescence emission...
January 12, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327864/limits-of-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-cranio-vertebral-junction-tumors
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Matteo Zoli, Nicolò Rossi, Filippo Friso, Carmelo Sturiale, Giorgio Frank, Ernesto Pasquini, Diego Mazzatenta
INTRODUCTION: The endoscopic endonasal approach has been recently proposed for cranio-vertebral junction lesions. The more common indication for this sagittal extension of the endonasal route is represented by odontoidectomy for irreducible ventral brainstem compression due to congenital or degenerative conditions. However, in an increasing number of studies its adoption for tumors involving the cranio-cervical junction has been reported. The aim of this study is to consider retrospectively our surgical series, focusing on the advantages and limits of this approach...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327175/microrna-30c-as-a-novel-diagnostic-biomarker-for-primary-and-secondary-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-cns
#3
Alexander Baraniskin, Monika Chomiak, Guido Ahle, Thomas Gress, Malte Buchholz, Michael Turewicz, Martin Eisenacher, Michelle Margold, Uwe Schlegel, Wolff Schmiegel, Stephan Hahn, Roland Schroers
Primary lymphomas of the central nervous system (PCNSL) are highly aggressive tumors affecting exclusively the CNS, meninges, and eyes. PCNSL must be separated from secondary spread of systemic lymphoma to the CNS (SCNSL), which may occur at diagnosis or relapse of systemic lymphomas. At present, there are no valid methods to distinguish PCNSL from SCNSL based on tumor biopsy because of similar histological presentation. However, SCNSL and PCNSL are different in terms of prognosis and adequate therapy protocols...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324399/primary-intracranial-leiomyosarcoma-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shannon J Gallagher, Stephen A Rosenberg, David Francis, Shahriar Salamat, Steven P Howard, Randall J Kimple
Primary leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor in the CNS, with few reported cases. Here, we describe a case of a primary intracranial leiomyosarcoma of the tentorium cerebelli. A 43-year-old woman presented with headache, acute vision loss, and difficulty speaking. MRI revealed a large heterogeneous-enhancing occipital mass, which was subsequently resected and diagnosed as a primary intracranial leiomyosarcoma. The patient went onto adjuvant radiotherapy delivering 60 Gy in 30 fractions. These tumors are exceedingly rare in immunocompetent individuals...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323725/serum-igg-antibodies-from-healthy-subjects-up-to-100-years-old-react-to-jc-polyomavirus
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Ilaria Bononi, Elisa Mazzoni, Silvia Pietrobon, Marco Manfredini, Elena Trregiani, Marika Rossini, Francesca Lotito, Giovanni Guerra, Paola Rizzo, Fernanda Martini, Mauro Tognon
JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) was identified in 1971 in the brain tissue of a patient (J.C.) affected by the progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). JCPyV encodes for the oncoproteins large T antigen (Tag) and small t-antigen (tag). These oncoproteins are responsible of the cell transformation and tumorigenesis in experimental animals. JCPyV is ubiquitous in human populations. After the primary infection, which is usually asymptomatic, JCPyV remains lifelong in the host in a latent phase. Its reactivation may occur in heathy subjects and immunocompromised patients...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322494/common-primary-and-secondary-causes-of-headache-in-the-elderly
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Tara L Sharma
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Headache in the elderly, defined as individuals aged 65 and older, although less prevalent than younger individuals, can present as a diagnostic challenge, given the increase in potentially fatal diseases within this population. METHODS: These individuals require a complete history, neurological examination, and assessment of potential secondary causes of headaches. RESULTS: Secondary causes include temporal or giant cell arteritis, subdural hematomas, central nervous system (CNS) tumors, strokes, and CNS infections...
January 11, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318979/role-of-epigenetics-and-oxidative-stress-in-gliomagenesis
#7
Edgar Rangel-Lopez, Yesennia Sanchez-Perez, Ernesto Soto-Reyes, Claudia Maria Garcia-Cuellar, Bernardo Cacho-Diaz, Abel Santamaria
Malignant gliomas constitute more than 49% of all central nervous system (CNS) tumors and exhibit very poor prognosis. Two main events involved with the progression of gliomas are the deregulation of genes by genetic events and cellular damage elicited by the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). In gliomas, epigenetic abnormalities implicated in the deregulation of DNA methylation, nucleosome rearrangement, and acetylation of histones have been depicted. The overproduction of ROS has been implicated in the promotion of these modifications...
January 10, 2018: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318762/microglial-interaction-with-the-neurovascular-system-in-physiology-and-pathology
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REVIEW
Xiaoliang Zhao, Ukpong B Eyo, Madhuvika Murguan, Long-Jun Wu
Microglia as immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS) play significant roles not only in pathology but also in physiology, such as shaping of the CNS during development and its proper maintenance in maturity. Emerging research is showing a close association between microglia and neurovasculature that is critical for brain energy supply. In this review, we summarize the current literature on microglial interaction with the vascular system in the normal and diseased brain. First, we highlight data that indicate interesting potential involvement of microglia in developmental angiogenesis...
January 10, 2018: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315108/review-of-molecular-classification-and-treatment-implications-of-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Ana S Guerreiro Stucklin, Vijay Ramaswamy, Craig Daniels, Michael D Taylor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors and leading cause of cancer-related death in children. The advent of large-scale genomics has resulted in a plethora of profiling studies that have mapped the genetic and epigenetic landscapes of pediatric brain tumors, ringing in a new era of precision diagnostics and targeted therapies. In this review, we highlight the most recent findings, focusing on studies published after 2015, and discuss how new evidence is changing the care of children with brain tumors...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314142/retinoblastoma-the-visible-cns-tumor-a-review
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Helen Dimaras, Timothy W Corson
The pediatric ocular cancer retinoblastoma is the only central nervous system (CNS) tumor readily observed without specialized equipment: it can be seen by, and in, the naked eye. This accessibility enables unique imaging modalities. Here, we review this cancer for a neuroscience audience, highlighting these clinical and research imaging options, including fundus imaging, optical coherence tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. We also discuss the subtype of retinoblastoma driven by the MYCN oncogene more commonly associated with neuroblastoma, and consider trilateral retinoblastoma, in which an intracranial tumor arises along with ocular tumors in patients with germline RB1 gene mutations...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312599/histopathological-molecular-clinical-and-radiological-characterization-of-rosette-forming-glioneuronal-tumor-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Chenlong Yang, Jingyi Fang, Guang Li, Shaowu Li, Tingting Ha, Jiangfei Wang, Bao Yang, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
Objective: A rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) is a rare entity originally described in the fourth ventricle. Recently, RGNTs occurring in extraventricular sites and those with malignant behaviors have been reported. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinicoradiological and histopathological features, therapeutic strategies, and outcomes of RGNTs. Methods: We enrolled 38 patients diagnosed with RGNTs pathologically between August 2009 and June 2016...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299134/proteomic-changes-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-from-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-patients-are-associated-with-protein-ectodomain-shedding
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Daniel Michael Waldera-Lupa, Omid Etemad-Parishanzadeh, Mareike Brocksieper, Nina Kirchgaessler, Sabine Seidel, Thomas Kowalski, Manuel Montesinos-Rongen, Martina Deckert, Uwe Schlegel, Kai Stühler
Primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) are mature B-cell lymphomas confined to the central nervous system (CNS). Blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction drastically alters the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteome in PCNSL patients. To reveal the interaction of PCNSL tumors with CNS structures and the vasculature, we conducted a whole-proteome analysis of CSF from PCNSL patients (n = 17 at initial diagnosis) and tumor-free controls (n = 10) using label-free quantitative mass spectrometry. We identified 601 proteins in the CSF proteome using a one-step approach without further prefractionation, and quantified 438 proteins in detail using the Hi-N method...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295693/novel-homeodomain-transcription-factor-nkx2-2-in-the-brain-tumor-development
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Mubeena Pm Mariyath, Mehdi Hayat Shahi, Shirin Farheen, Mohd Tayyab, Nabeela Khanam, Asif Ali
BACKGROUND: Complex central nervous system (CNS) is made of neuronal cells and glial cells. Cells of central nervous system are able to regenerate after injury and during repairing. Sonic hedgehog pathway initiated by Shh-N a glycoprotein plays vital role in CNS patterning growth, development and now tumorigenesis. Nkx2.2 homeodomain transcription factor is an effecter molecule, which is positively regulated by Shh during normal growth. Nkx2.2 is essential for V3 domain specification during neural tube patterning at embryonic stage...
January 1, 2018: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288597/fractionation-enhances-acute-oligodendrocyte-progenitor-cell-radiation-sensitivity-and-leads-to-long-term-depletion
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Sage Begolly, John A Olschowka, Tanzy Love, Jacqueline P Williams, M Kerry O'Banion
Ionizing radiation (IR) is commonly used to treat central nervous system (CNS) cancers and metastases. While IR promotes remission, frequent side effects including impaired cognition and white matter loss occur following treatment. Fractionation is used to minimize these CNS late side effects, as it reduces IR effects in differentiated normal tissue, but not rapidly proliferating normal or tumor tissue. However, side effects occur even with the use of fractionated paradigms. Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) are a proliferative population within the CNS affected by radiation...
December 30, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288410/central-nervous-system-involvement-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-possible-role-of-chronic-inflammation-and-tnf-blocker-therapy
#15
Sinem Sağ, Mustafa Serdar Sağ, Ibrahim Tekeoğlu, Ayhan Kamanlı, Kemal Nas, Bilgehan Atilgan Acar
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease, the etiology of which has yet to be clarified, which causes activation of proinflammatory pathways that bring about joint and systemic inflammation. Although peripheral nervous system anomalies are observed widely in RA, very few case reports on changes in the central nervous system (CNS) have been published. In recent years, the pathophysiology of CNS involvement that can occur in RA has attracted a great deal of attention. Emphasis has focused on the possibility that CNS involvement occurs due to blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage associated with chronic inflammation...
December 29, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285586/intracranial-ewing-sarcoma-four-pediatric-examples
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Michael J Yang, Ros Whelan, Jennifer Madden, Jean M Mulcahy Levy, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Todd C Hankinson, Nicholas K Foreman, Michael H Handler
BACKGROUND: Ewing sarcoma typically arises in bone and is unrelated to intraparenchymal small blue cell embryonal central nervous system (CNS) tumors previously designated primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs). When the CNS is impacted, it is usually secondary to local extension from either the epidural space, skull, or intracranial or spinal metastases. Primary examples within the cranial vault are rare, usually dural-based, and are largely case reports in the literature. We detail four pediatric patients with solitary, primary intracranial Ewing sarcoma, all manifesting the archetypal EWRS1 gene rearrangement that confirms diagnosis...
December 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280457/reirradiation-for-recurrent-pediatric-central-nervous-system-malignancies-a-multi-institutional-review
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Avani D Rao, Arif S Rashid, Qinyu Chen, Rosangela C Villar, Daria Kobyzeva, Kristina Nilsson, Karin Dieckmann, Alexey Nechesnyuk, Ralph Ermoian, Sara Alcorn, Shannon M MacDonald, Matthew M Ladra, Eric C Ford, Brian A Winey, Maria Luisa S Figueiredo, Michael J Chen, Stephanie A Terezakis
PURPOSE: Reirradiation has been proposed as an effective modality for recurrent central nervous system (CNS) malignancies in adults. We evaluated the toxicity and outcomes of CNS reirradiation in pediatric patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The data from pediatric patients <21 years of age at the initial diagnosis who developed a recurrent CNS malignancy that received repeat radiation therapy (RT) across 5 facilities in an international pediatric research consortium were retrospectively reviewed...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279795/primary-intracranial-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-with-massive-peritumoral-edema-and-mass-effect-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Sachidanand Gautam, Rajesh K Meena
Background: Primary intracranial leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) are unusual tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) affecting all age groups, and are recently, becoming more prevalent in immunosuppressive conditions such as in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. However, only a few CNS LMS case reports exist in the English literature, on the occurrence of this rare entity in immunocompetent adults. Even, rarer is a purely intraparenchymal occurrence without any dural attachment in afflicted individuals...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273531/cns-aspergilloma-mimicking-tumors-review-of-cns-aspergillus-infection-imaging-characteristics-in-the-immunocompetent-population
#19
Devendra Kumar, Pankaj Nepal, Sumit Singh, Subraminayan Ramanathan, Maneesh Khanna, Rakesh Sheoran, S K Bansal, Santosh Patil
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: CNS Aspergillosis is very rare and difficult to diagnose clinically and on imaging. Our objective was to elucidate distinct neuroimaging pattern of CNS aspergillosis in the immunocompetent population that helps to differentiate from other differential diagnosis. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of brain imaging findings was performed in eight proven cases of central nervous system aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients. Immunocompetent status was screened with clinical and radiological information...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258538/predominance-of-girls-with-cancer-in-families-with-multiple-childhood-cancer-cases
#20
Karl-Johan Stjernfelt, Kristoffer von Stedingk, Thomas Wiebe, Lars Hjorth, Håkan Olsson, Ingrid Øra
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate that one of four childhood cancers can be attributed to hereditary genetic abnormalities. METHODS: The Lund Childhood Cancer Genetic study includes newly diagnosed childhood cancer patients as well as childhood cancer survivors visiting the Department of Pediatrics or the Late Effect Clinic at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Questionnaires regarding family history of cancer and blood samples were provided. Reported data were validated and extended by use of the Swedish Population- and Cancer Registries...
December 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
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