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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222530/seizure-rates-in-enzalutamide-treated-men-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-and-risk-of-seizure-the-upward-study
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Susan Slovin, William Clark, Joan Carles, Andrew Krivoshik, Jung Wook Park, Fong Wang, Daniel George
Importance: The androgen receptor inhibitor enzalutamide prolongs survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In controlled clinical studies, 0.5% (10 of 2051) of patients experienced seizure, but patients with a history of or risk factors for seizure were excluded. Men with mCRPC and seizure risk factors have an estimated seizure rate of 2.8 per 100 patient-years without enzalutamide exposure. Objective: To assess seizure incidence in patients with seizure risk factors who were receiving enzalutamide for mCRPC...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222126/autoimmune-crmp5-neuropathy-phenotype-and-outcome-defined-from-105-cases
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Divyanshu Dubey, Vanda A Lennon, Avi Gadoth, Sean J Pittock, Eoin P Flanagan, John E Schmeling, Andrew McKeon, Christopher J Klein
OBJECTIVE: To establish the phenotype and clinical outcomes of collapsin response-mediator protein-5 (CRMP5) autoimmune neuropathy in comparison with anti-neuronal nuclear antibody type 1 (ANNA1)-immunoglobulin G (IgG) neuropathy. METHODS: Patients with CRMP5-IgG and/or ANNA1-IgGs were identified in our service-line testing, and medical records were reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred five patients with CRMP5-IgG neuropathy (88% smokers; 69% having cancer, most commonly small cell lung cancer [75%]) were identified and compared to 51 patients with ANNA1-IgG neuropathy, 27 with coexisting CRMP5-IgG...
December 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221687/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-colorectal-cancer-the-mayo-clinic-experience
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Gretchen Taylor, Nina Karlin, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Kyle Coppola, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is an uncommon form of metastatic disease in many cancers. There remains a paucity of literature with regard to the course and management of LM in colorectal cancers (CRCs). The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of LM in patients with CRC seen at our institution over a 15-year period, and to describe the clinical course and outcome of these cases. METHODS: LM in CRC primary cases between 2000 and 2014 were identified in the Mayo Clinic databases...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220106/chemoprevention-by-resveratrol-and-pterostilbene-targeting-on-epigenetic-regulation
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REVIEW
Pei-Sheng Lee, Yi-Shiou Chiou, Chi-Tang Ho, Min-Hsiung Pan
Epigenetic mechanisms are essential in regulating normal cellular functions and play an important role during the disease developmental stages. However, aberrant epigenetic mechanisms may lead to pathological consequences such as cancer, neurological disorders, bone and skeletal diseases, cardiovascular dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome. The molecular mechanisms of epigenetic modification include DNA methylation, histone modification (acetylation, methylation and phosphorylation), and microRNAs (miRNAs). Unlike genetic modifications, epigenetic states of genes are reversible and can be altered by certain intrinsic and extrinsic factors...
December 8, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215400/five-year-survival-and-causes-of-death-in-children-after-intensive-care-a-national-registry-study
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Elina Kyösti, Janne H Liisanantti, Outi Peltoniemi, Pasi Ohtonen, Paula Rautiainen, Janne Kataja, Tero Ala-Kokko
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare long-term mortality and causes of death in children post admission to an ICU with a control population of same age. DESIGN: Longitudinal follow-up study. SETTING: Registry study of a national ICU register and hospital registries. PATIENTS: Children admitted to an ICU in the years 2009 and 2010. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The mortality and causes of death following ICU discharge were analyzed retrospectively...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212862/ataxia-with-oculomotor-apraxia-type-2-an-evolving-axonal-neuropathy
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Tahira N Choudry, David Hilton-Jones, Graham Lennox, Henry Houlden
A 23-year-old woman had presented initially to a podiatrist complaining of poorly fitting shoes during her adolescence. After extensive neurological review, she was diagnosed with ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 2. This is a progressive autosomal recessive ataxia associated with cerebellar atrophy, peripheral neuropathy and an elevated serum α-fetoprotein. Within Europe, it is the most frequent autosomal recessive ataxia after Friedreich's ataxia and is due to mutations in the senataxin (SETX) gene. The age of onset is approximately 15 years...
December 6, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209687/high-risk-of-brain-tumors-in-military-personnel-a-case-control-study
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P Fallahi, G Elia, R Foddis, A Cristaudo, A Antonelli
Scientific literature suggests a relationship between military occupation and the development of brain tumors, but no italian study has investigated on the impact of this job on the brain cancer morbidity. In this a study information were obtained from patients recruited in the Neurosurgical Department of the University-Hospital of Pisa, Italy, from 1990 to 1999. The study has been conducted as a case-control study. 161, newly diagnosed cases of brain tumors (glioma and meningiomas, histologically confirmed), were recruited, such as 483 controls (with other non tumoral neurologic diseases: trauma, hemorrhagic brain disorders, aneurism, etc), by matching cases and controls (1:3), for age (± 5 years) and gender...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208355/usage-of-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-elderly-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ronald A M Damhuis, Suresh Senan, Jose S Belderbos
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) reduces the risk of overt brain metastases in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and is currently recommended in guidelines for both limited and extensive disease. Given the concerns about the greater frequency of neurologic side effects in elderly patients, we studied the association among age, PCI usage, and survival for SCLC patients in the Netherlands. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry for patients diagnosed with SCLC from 2009 to 2013 were queried...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205016/pediatric-ocular-disorders-and-visual-handicap-in-finland-what-do-the-registers-tell
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Mika Gissler, Matti Ojamo, Annukka Ritvanen, Hannu Uusitalo
INTRODUCTION: There is no published data from the last few years on the frequency of pediatric ocular disorders and visual handicap in Finland. METHODS: We surveyed the registers of THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare) and statistics of Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland). RESULTS: The majority of visual defects are neurologic or congenital. Retinopathic lesions were reported in 11% of small premature infants. In the years from 1993 to 2011, significant abnormalities of the eye or its accessory organs were on the average registered annually in 94 liveborn infants, and the number of corresponding cancers was less than five...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203132/deaths-in-france-characteristics-place-of-death-hospitalisations-and-use-of-palliative-care-during-the-year-before-death-hospital-care-the-year-before-death
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C Poulalhon, L Rotelli-Bihet, C Raso, R Aubry, A Fagot-Campagna, P Tuppin
AIM: Only limited data are available concerning the diseases managed and the hospital pathway before death. The aim of this study was to describe diseases, hospitalisations, and use of palliative care one year before death as well as place of death in France. METHODS: French health insurance general scheme beneficiaries who died in 2013 were identified in the National Health Insurance Information System (SNIIRAM) with a selection of information concerning their various hospital stays, including hospital palliative care (HPC) and nursing home care...
December 1, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202485/selenite-restores-pax6-expression-in-neuronal-cells-of-chronically-arsenic-exposed-golden-syrian-hamsters
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Alain Aguirre-Vázquez, Adriana Sampayo-Reyes, Laura González-Escalante, Alba Hernández, Ricard Marcos, Fabiola Castorena-Torres, Gerardo Lozano-Garza, Reyes Taméz-Guerra, Mario Bermúdez de León
Arsenic is a worldwide environmental pollutant that generates public health concerns. Various types of cancers and other diseases, including neurological disorders, have been associated with human consumption of arsenic in drinking water. At the molecular level, arsenic and its metabolites have the capacity to provoke genome instability, causing altered expression of genes. One such target of arsenic is the Pax6 gene that encodes a transcription factor in neuronal cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of two antioxidants, α-tocopheryl succinate (α-TOS) and sodium selenite, on Pax6 gene expression levels in the forebrain and cerebellum of Golden Syrian hamsters chronically exposed to arsenic in drinking water...
December 5, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200118/palliative-care-end-of-life-care-and-advance-care-planning-in-neuro-oncology
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Tobias Walbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite new therapeutic approaches, most patients with high-grade glioma face limited overall survival and have a high symptom burden throughout their disease trajectory, especially in the end-of-life phase. This article provides an overview of the role of palliative care in neuro-oncology. Management recommendations are made for neurologic symptoms in patients with advanced brain tumors, including headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Special attention is given to how and when to involve subspecialty palliative care and hospice services to improve symptom management during active tumor treatment and in the end-of-life phase of patients with brain tumors...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200116/paraneoplastic-disorders
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Eric Lancaster
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes target specific areas of the nervous system with pathogenic autoantibodies or T-cell responses. Each syndrome conveys a risk of particular tumors. Expanded paraneoplastic antibody testing has led to improved diagnosis but created challenges involving appropriate interpretation of test results. RECENT FINDINGS: Peripheral nervous system paraneoplastic disorders such as myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome involve pathogenic autoantibodies...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200112/epidemiology-treatment-and-complications-of-central-nervous-system-metastases
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Amy A Pruitt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurologic problems resulting from systemic cancer metastases to brain parenchyma, dura, spinal cord, and leptomeninges are among the most common types of consultations addressed by neurologists. With patients surviving longer from systemic cancer, along with the rapidly evolving therapeutic options, the treatment of these devastating complications has become both more effective and more complicated. This article reviews current patterns of metastatic disease and the increasingly nuanced landscape of evolving therapies, their complications, and their impact on quality of survival...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198853/effects-of-exercise-on-cancer-patients-suffering-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-undergoing-treatment-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Federica Duregon, Barbara Vendramin, Valentina Bullo, Stefano Gobbo, Cugusi Lucia, Andrea Di Blasio, Daniel Neunhaeuserer, Marco Zaccaria, Marco Bergamin, Andrea Ermolao
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is the most common neurological and clinically relevant side effect of many commonly used chemotherapeutic agents. Moreover, little effort has been done to investigate the potentially beneficial effects of specific exercises to counteract the CIPN symptoms. OBJECTIVE: This document aims to summarize and analyze systematically the current body of evidence about the effects of specific exercise protocols on CIPN symptoms, balance control, physical function and quality of life in patients with CIPN...
November 7, 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198451/development-of-the-microbiota-in-infants-and-its-role-in-maturation-of-the-gut-mucosa-and-the-immune-system
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Cecilia Ximenez, Javier Torres
Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota has been associated with increasing numbers of diseases, including obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, allergy, cancer and even neurologic or behavioral disorders. The other side of the coin is that a healthy microbiota leads to a healthy human development, to a mature and well trained immune system and to an efficient metabolic machinery. What we have learned in adults is in the end the result of a good start, a programmed, healthy development of the microbiota that must occur in the early years of life, probably even starting during the fetal stage...
November 30, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198072/pres-in-the-course-of-hemato-oncological-treatment-in-children
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Katarzyna Musioł, Sylwia Waz, Michał Boroń, Magdalena Kwiatek, Magdalena Machnikowska-Sokołowska, Katarzyna Gruszczyńska, Grażyna Sobol-Milejska
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical syndrome of varying aetiologies, characterised by acute neurological symptoms of brain dysfunction with MRI abnormalities in posterior cerebral white and grey matter. In most cases, symptoms resolve without neurological consequences. AIM: The aim of this paper is the analysis of predisposing factors, clinical outcomes and radiological features of PRES in eight children with hemato-oncological disease...
December 2, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197621/inhibition-of-histone-deacetylase-6-hdac6-protects-against-vincristine-induced-peripheral-neuropathies-and-inhibits-tumor-growth
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Lawrence Van Helleputte, Mandy Kater, Dana P Cook, Caroline Eykens, Elisabeth Rossaert, Wanda Haeck, Tom Jaspers, Natasja Geens, Pieter Vanden Berghe, Conny Gysemans, Chantal Mathieu, Wim Robberecht, Philip Van Damme, Guido Cavaletti, Matthew Jarpe, Ludo Van Den Bosch
As cancer is becoming more and more a chronic disease, a large proportion of patients is confronted with devastating side effects of certain anti-cancer drugs. The most common neurological complications are painful peripheral neuropathies. Chemotherapeutics that interfere with microtubules, including plant-derived vinca-alkaloids such as vincristine, can cause these chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies (CIPN). Available treatments focus on symptom alleviation and pain reduction rather than prevention of the neuropathy...
November 29, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194677/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-and-malignancy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Yusuf A Rajabally, Shahram Attarian
A systematic review of the literature was performed on the association of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) with malignancy. Hematologic disorders are the most common association, particulalry non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. CIDP frequently precedes the malignancy diagnosis, and there is a favorable CIDP response to treatment more than 70% of the time. Melanoma is the second most common association, and may be accompanied by antiganglioside antibodies; the CIDP shows a good response to immunotherapy...
December 1, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190314/the-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-superfamily-signaling-in-neurological-disorders
#20
Risa Kashima, Akiko Hata
The TGF-β superfamily signaling is involved in a variety of biological processes during embryogenesis and in adult tissue homeostasis. Faulty regulation of the signaling pathway that transduces the TGF-β superfamily signals accordingly leads to a number of ailments, such as cancer and cardiovascular, metabolic, urinary, intestinal, skeletal, and immune diseases. In recent years, a number of studies have elucidated the essential roles of TGF-βs and BMPs during neuronal development in the maintenance of appropriate innervation and neuronal activity...
November 28, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
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