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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738126/comparing-plasma-phospho-tau-total-tau-and-phospho-tau-total-tau-ratio-as-acute-and-chronic-traumatic-brain-injury-biomarkers
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Richard Rubenstein, Binggong Chang, John K Yue, Allen Chiu, Ethan A Winkler, Ava M Puccio, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Esther L Yuh, Pratik Mukherjee, Alex B Valadka, Wayne A Gordon, David O Okonkwo, Peter Davies, Sanjeev Agarwal, Fan Lin, George Sarkis, Hamad Yadikar, Zhihui Yang, Geoffrey T Manley, Kevin K W Wang, Shelly R Cooper, Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Allison J Borrasso, Tomoo Inoue, Andrew I R Maas, David K Menon, David M Schnyer, Mary J Vassar
Importance: Annually in the United States, at least 3.5 million people seek medical attention for traumatic brain injury (TBI). The development of therapies for TBI is limited by the absence of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Microtubule-associated protein tau is an axonal phosphoprotein. To date, the presence of the hypophosphorylated tau protein (P-tau) in plasma from patients with acute TBI and chronic TBI has not been investigated. Objective: To examine the associations between plasma P-tau and total-tau (T-tau) levels and injury presence, severity, type of pathoanatomic lesion (neuroimaging), and patient outcomes in acute and chronic TBI...
July 24, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738062/analysis-of-novel-runx2-mutations-in-chinese-patients-with-cleidocranial-dysplasia
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Xianli Zhang, Yang Liu, Xiaozhe Wang, Xiangyu Sun, Chenying Zhang, Shuguo Zheng
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is an autosomal dominant inheritable skeletal disorder characterized by cranial dysplasia, clavicle hypoplasia and dental abnormalities. This disease is mainly caused by heterozygous mutations in RUNX2, a gene that encodes an osteoblast-specific transcription factor. In the present study, mutational analyses of RUNX2 gene were performed on four unrelated Chinese patients with CCD. Four different RUNX2 mutations were detected in these patients, including one nonsense mutation (c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737426/posterior-cranial-base-natural-growth-and-development-a-systematic-review
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Kris Currie, Dena Sawchuk, Humam Saltaji, Heesoo Oh, Carlos Flores-Mir, Manuel Lagravere
OBJECTIVE: To provide a synthesis of the published studies evaluating the natural growth and development of the human posterior cranial base (S-Ba). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search was performed on MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, and all EBM Reviews electronic databases. In addition, reference lists of the included studies were hand-searched. Articles were included if they analyzed posterior cranial-base growth in humans specifically. Study selection, data extraction, and risk of bias assessment were completed in duplicate...
July 24, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736834/temporal-bone-chondroblastoma-imaging-characteristics-with-pathologic-correlation
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Sun-Won Park, Ji-Hoon Kim, Ji Hoon Park, Kyung Chul Moon, Jin Chul Paeng, Byung Se Choi, Younghen Lee, Jae Hyoung Kim, Roh-Eul Yoo, Koung Mi Kang, Soo Chin Kim, Seung Hong Choi, Tae Jin Yun, Chul Ho Sohn
BACKGROUND: Chondroblastoma commonly involves the temporal bone in the craniofacial region, but its imaging features have not been elucidated. This study aimed to describe the imaging features of temporal bone chondroblastoma with their pathologic correlation. METHODS: Radiopathologic correlation was performed in 5 patients with temporal bone chondroblastoma from our database and in 11 patients identified through a PubMed search. RESULTS: The cases of temporal bone chondroblastoma commonly involve the squamous part, temporal and infratemporal fossae, temporomandibular joint, and tympanic cavity, with the following features: high attenuation with calcification; heterogeneity; low signal intensity on T2-weighted imaging with enhancement; a smooth interface to the brain; and strong hypermetabolism on fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT...
July 24, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736808/comparative-cranial-ontogeny-of-tapirus-mammalia-perissodactyla-tapiridae
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S Rocio Moyano, Norberto P Giannini
Skull morphology in tapirs is particularly interesting due to the presence of a proboscis with important trophic, sensory and behavioral functions. Several studies have dealt with tapir skull osteology but chiefly in a comparative framework between fossil and recent species of tapirs. Only one study examined an aspect of cranial ontogeny, development of the sagittal crest (Holbrook. J Zool Soc Lond 2002; 256; 215). Our goal is to describe in detail the morphological changes that occur during the postnatal ontogeny of the skull in two representative tapir species, Tapirus terrestris and Tapirus indicus, and to explore possible functional consequences of their developmental trajectories...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736345/preoperative-frailty-score-predicts-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-following-cranial-neurosurgery
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Samuel B Tomlinson, Keaton Piper, Kristopher T Kimmell, Edward Vates
BACKGROUND: Evaluating preoperative frailty is critical for guiding shared surgical decision-making. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel preoperative frailty index for prediction of adverse outcomes following cranial neurosurgery procedures. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried for all cranial neurosurgery cases from 2006-2014. Sequential univariate and multivariate testing was used to identify significant independent predictors of 30-day mortality...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735954/endarterectomy-achieves-lower-stroke-and-death-rates-compared-with-stenting-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis
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Stavros K Kakkos, Ioannis Kakisis, Ioannis A Tsolakis, George Geroulakos
BACKGROUND: It is currently unclear if carotid artery stenting (CAS) is as safe as carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for patients with significant asymptomatic stenosis. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of trials comparing CAS with CEA. METHODS: On March 17, 2017, a search for randomized controlled trials was performed in MEDLINE and Scopus databases with no time limits. We performed meta-analyses with Peto odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735848/the-outcomes-and-affecting-factors-after-arthroscopic-isolated-subscapularis-tendon-repair
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Yong Girl Rhee, Yeong Seok Lee, Yong Bok Park, Jung Youn Kim, Kwang Joon Han, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated clinical outcomes for isolated subscapularis tendon tears treated by arthroscopic repair, the factors affecting clinical outcomes, and changes in tendon structural integrity using magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2013, 45 patients with isolated subscapularis tendon tears were enrolled from two institutions. Clinical outcomes were assessed using the pain visual analog scale, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and Simple Shoulder Test scores...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735671/choroid-plexus-cyst-in-a-neonatal-burmeister-s-porpoise-phocoena-spinipinnis
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J Díaz-Delgado, K R Groch, M W Wiegand, E R Secchi, R Réssio, F C C Natália, J L Catão-Dias
Neuroectodermal developmental anomalies are reported rarely in cetaceans and central nervous system cysts are not described. We describe the gross, microscopical, histochemical and immunohistochemical features of a neuraxial myelencephalic cyst in a stranded neonatal Burmeister's porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis). Grossly, a subdural, extra-axial, well-demarcated, yellow fluid-filled cystic structure (1.9 × 1.6 × 1 cm) expanded the left foramen of Luschka, the left caudolateral cerebellar recess and the left cranioventral myelencephalon...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734753/cranial-bone-structure-in-children-with-sagittal-craniosynostosis-relationship-with-surgical-outcomes
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Naiara Rodriguez-Florez, Amel Ibrahim, J Ciaran Hutchinson, Alessandro Borghi, Greg James, Owen J Arthurs, Patrizia Ferretti, David Dunaway, Silvia Schievano, N U Owase Jeelani
BACKGROUND: While spring-assisted cranioplasty has become a widespread technique to correct scaphocephaly in children with sagittal synostosis, predicting head shape changes induced by the gradual opening of the springs remains challenging. This study aimed to explore the role of cranial bone structure on surgical outcomes. METHODS: Patients with isolated sagittal synostosis undergoing spring-assisted cranioplasty at GOSH (London, UK) were recruited (n = 18, age: 3-8 months)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734621/use-of-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-to-reduce-left-to-right-shunting-of-an-abdominal-arteriovenous-malformation-in-a-dog
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B D Eason, D F Hogan, C Lim, M J Hogan
A 9-month old castrated male Labradoodle presented to the cardiology service at Purdue University for evaluation of a low-grade murmur. Physical examination, thoracic radiography, and echocardiography were strongly supportive of an extracardiac left-to-right shunt. Subsequent evaluation with nuclear scintigraphy and computed tomography angiography revealed a large, complex arteriovenous malformation within the cranial abdomen. Staged interventional attenuation of the shunt was performed using n-butyl cyanoacrylate that resulted in a reduction in echocardiographic and nuclear scintigraphy derived shunt estimation...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734060/effects-of-eddy-currents-on-selective-spectral-editing-experiments-at-3t
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Georg Oeltzschner, Karim Snoussi, Nicolaas A Puts, Mark Mikkelsen, Ashley D Harris, Subechhya Pradhan, Kyrana Tsapkini, Michael Schär, Peter B Barker, Richard A E Edden
PURPOSE: To investigate frequency-offset effects in edited magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) experiments arising from B0 eddy currents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Macromolecule-suppressed (MM-suppressed) γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-edited experiments were performed at 3T. Saturation-offset series of MEGA-PRESS experiments were performed in phantoms, in order to investigate different aspects of the relationship between the effective editing frequencies and eddy currents associated with gradient pulses in the sequence...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733441/molecular-screening-for-cancer-treatment-optimization-moscato-01-in-pediatric-patients-a-single-institutional-prospective-molecular-stratification-trial
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Anne Catherine Harttrampf, Ludovic Lacroix, Marc Deloger, Frederic Deschamps, Stéphanie Puget, Nathalie Auger, Philippe Vielh, Pascale Varlet, Zsofia Balogh, Samuel Abbou, Adrien Allorant, Dominique Valteau-Couanet, Sabine Sarnacki, Louise Galmiche, Guillaume Meurice, Véronique Minard-Colin, Jacques Grill, Laurence Brugières, Christelle Dufour, Nathalie Gaspar, Stefan Michiels, Gilles Vassal, Jean-Charles Soria, Birgit Geoerger
This single institutional feasibility study prospectively characterized genomic alterations in recurrent or refractory solid tumors of pediatric patients in order to select a targeted therapy.<br /><br />Experimental Design: Following treatment failure patients with signed consent and aged above 6 months, underwent tumor biopsy or surgical resection of primary or metastatic tumor site.  These newly acquired samples were analyzed by comparative genomic hybridization array, next generation sequencing for 75 target genes, whole exome and RNA sequencing...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732417/expanding-spectrum-and-diversifying-role-of-laser-beam-from-intraoperative-cranial-surgery-adjunct-to-magnetic-resonance-guided-minimally-invasive-thermal-laser-ablation-therapy-for-intracranial-tumor
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732176/a-comprehensive-craniofacial-study-of-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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A Lewyllie, J Roosenboom, K Indencleef, P Claes, A Swillen, K Devriendt, C Carels, M Cadenas De Llano-Pérula, G Willems, G Hens, A Verdonck
The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is one of the most frequent microdeletion syndromes and presents with a highly variable phenotype. In most affected individuals, specific but subtle facial features can be seen. In this observational study, we aim to investigate the craniofacial and dental features of 20 children with a confirmed diagnosis of 22q11.2DS by analyzing 3-dimensional (3D) facial surface scans, 2-dimensional (2D) clinical photographs, panoramic and cephalometric radiographs, and dental casts...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731927/injectate-spread-following-anterior-sub-costal-and-posterior-approaches-to-the-quadratus-lumborum-block-a-comparative-cadaveric-study
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Kariem El-Boghdadly, Sree Kolli, Wael A S Esa, Sean DeGrande, Loran M Soliman, Richard L Drake
BACKGROUND: The dermatomal level of analgesia achieved with quadratus lumborum blocks varies according to the location of injection. The most commonly used approaches are either at the postero-lateral aspect or anterior to the quadratus lumborum muscle. The aim of the study was to determine whether the site of injection of contrast dye around the quadratus lumborum muscle of cadavers affects the extent and mechanism of dye spread. METHODS: Six fresh human cadavers received either a posterior quadratus lumborum block or an anterior sub-costal quadratus lumborum block on each side...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730571/early-trigeminal-nerve-involvement-in-listeria-monocytogenes-rhombencephalitis-case-series-and-systematic-review
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William K Karlsson, Zitta Barrella Harboe, Casper Roed, Jeppe B Monrad, Mette Lindelof, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, Daniel Kondziella
Listeria monocytogenes is associated with rhombencephalitis. However, the exact mechanisms of brainstem invasion remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate clinical and radiological data suggesting that Listeria may invade the brainstem via the trigeminal nerve. Three females (41, 64 and 70 years) with culture proven L. monocytogenes bacteremia and rhombencephalitis were investigated in the period of 2014-16. T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MRI revealed a cerebellopontine abscess in all three patients, including the involvement of the trigeminal nerve root...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730151/comparison-of-thoracic-radiography-and-computed-tomography-in-calves-with-naturally-occurring-respiratory-disease
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Jennifer Fowler, Susanne M Stieger-Vanegas, Jorge A Vanegas, Gerd Bobe, Keith P Poulsen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the severity and extent of lung disease using thoracic computed radiography (CR) compared to contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) of the thorax in calves with naturally occurring respiratory disease and to evaluate the feasibility and safety of performing contrast-enhanced thoracic multi-detector MDCT examinations in sedated calves. Furthermore, to evaluate if combining CR or MDCT with respiratory scoring factors will improve prediction of the chronicity of pulmonary disease in calves...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729294/characteristics-of-csf-velocity-time-profile-in-posttraumatic-syringomyelia
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J Yeo, S Cheng, S Hemley, B B Lee, M Stoodley, L Bilston
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The development of syringomyelia has been associated with changes in CSF flow dynamics in the spinal subarachnoid space. However, differences in CSF flow velocity between patients with posttraumatic syringomyelia and healthy participants remains unclear. The aim of this work was to define differences in CSF flow above and below a syrinx in participants with posttraumatic syringomyelia and compare the CSF flow with that in healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six participants with posttraumatic syringomyelia were recruited for this study...
July 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728944/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-cadaveric-study-in-foxes-vulpes-vulpes
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Paolo Monticelli, Ian Jones, Jaime Viscasillas
OBJECTIVE: To describe an ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block in canidae. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental, cadaveric study. ANIMALS: Twelve thawed fox cadavers. METHODS: A 15 MHz linear transducer was used to visualize the paravertebral space at the level of the fifth thoracic vertebrae. Iohexol (300 mg mL(-1)) at 0.2 mL kg(-1) was injected into the right and left paravertebral spaces under ultrasound guidance using a Tuohy needle...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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