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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226874/impact-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-on-auditory-brain-stem-dysfunction-in-mouse-model
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Reza M Amanipour, Robert D Frisina, Samantha A Cresoe, Teresa J Parsons, Xiaoxia Zhu, Cesario V Borlongan, Joseph P Walton, Reza M Amanipour, Robert D Frisina, Samantha A Cresoe, Teresa J Parsons, Xiaoxia Zhu, Cesario V Borlongan, Joseph P Walton, Robert D Frisina, Cesario V Borlongan, Reza M Amanipour, Xiaoxia Zhu, Samantha A Cresoe, Joseph P Walton, Teresa J Parsons
The auditory brainstem response (ABR) is an electrophysiological test that examines the functionality of the auditory nerve and brainstem. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be detected if prolonged peak latency is observed in ABR measurements, since latency measures the neural conduction time in the brainstem, and an increase in latency can be a sign of pathological lesion at the auditory brainstem level. The ABR is elicited by brief sounds that can be used to measure hearing sensitivity as well as temporal processing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223243/on-the-verge-of-a-respiratory-type-panic-attack-selective-activations-of-rostrolateral-and-caudoventrolateral-periaqueductal-gray-matter-following-short-lasting-escape-to-a-low-dose-of-potassium-cyanide
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Cláudia Janaina Torres Müller, Jeyce Willig Quintino-Dos-Santos, Fagna Giacomin Schimitel, Sérgio Tufik, Vanessa Beijamini, Newton Sabino Canteras, Luiz Carlos Schenberg
Intravenous injections of potassium cyanide (KCN) both elicit escape by its own and facilitate escape to electrical stimulation of the periaqueductal gray matter (PAG). Moreover, whereas the KCN-evoked escape is potentiated by CO2, it is suppressed by both lesions of PAG and clinically-effective treatments with panicolytics. These and other data suggest that the PAG harbors a hypoxia-sensitive alarm system which activation could both precipitate panic and render the subject hypersensitive to CO2. Although prior c-Fos immunohistochemistry studies reported widespread activations of PAG following KCN injections, the employment of repeated injections of high doses of KCN (>60 µg) in anesthetized rats compromised both the localization of KCN-responsive areas and their correlation with escape behavior...
February 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220368/embolization-of-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformations-in-the-cerebellopontine-angle-cistern
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Hidenori Endo, Shin-Ichiro Osawa, Yasushi Matsumoto, Toshiki Endo, Kenichi Sato, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Miki Fujimura, Teiji Tominaga
Among brainstem arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), there exist small AVMs predominantly located in the cerebellopontine angle cistern (CPAC) with minimal extension into the pial surface of the brainstem. However, previous studies of CPAC AVMs did not particularly discuss the role of embolization in the treatment of these lesions. This study was conducted to clarify the effectiveness and validity of embolization in the treatment of CPAC AVMs. We retrospectively reviewed five patients with CPAC AVMs who underwent endovascular treatment...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203460/the-prevalence-of-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-demyelinating-diseases-presented-to-a-tertiary-hospital-in-malaysia-presentation-and-prognosis
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S Abdullah, W F Wong, C T Tan
Background. There have been inconsistent reports on the prevalence and pathogenicity of anti-Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) in patients presented with idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating diseases (IIDDs). Objective. To estimate the prevalence of anti-AQP4 antibody in patients with IIDDs presented to University Malaya Medical Centre in terms of patients' clinical and radiological presentations and prognoses. Methods. Retrospective data review of IIDDs patients presented from 2005 to 2015. Patients were classified into classical multiple sclerosis (CMS), opticospinal (OS) presentation, optic neuritis (ON), transverse myelitis (TM), brainstem syndrome (BS), and tumefactive MS...
2017: Multiple Sclerosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188918/evaluation-of-multimodal-segmentation-based-on-3d-t1-t2-and-flair-weighted-images-the-difficulty-of-choosing
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Tobias Lindig, Raviteja Kotikalapudi, Daniel Schweikardt, Pascal Martin, Friedemann Bender, Uwe Klose, Ulrike Ernemann, Niels K Focke, Benjamin Bender
Voxel-based morphometry is still mainly based on T1-weighted MRI scans. Misclassification of vessels and dura mater as gray matter has been previously reported. Goal of the present work was to evaluate the effect of multimodal segmentation methods available in SPM12, and their influence on identification of age related atrophy and lesion detection in epilepsy patients. 3D T1-, T2- and FLAIR-images of 77 healthy adults (mean age 35.8 years, 19-66 years, 45 females), 7 patients with malformation of cortical development (MCD) (mean age 28...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169412/-reversible-alterations-in-the-neuroimages-associated-with-vigabatrine-treatment-in-infants-with-epileptic-spasms
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M A Fernandez-Garcia, J J Garcia-Penas, H Gomez-Martin, I Perez-Sebastian, E Garcia-Esparza, S Sirvent-Cerda
INTRODUCTION: Vigabatrin (VGB) is a first-line drug for the treatment of infantile spasms. Recently, several reports claim the existence of abnormalities in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (particularly affecting basal ganglia, and visible in T2 and diffusion sequences) in infants with spasms that were receiving high doses of VGB (> 100 mg/kg/day), which appear to be reversible after withdrawal of treatment. CASE REPORTS: We present two cases with an epileptic encephalopathy in the first year of life and seizures consisting of infantile spasms...
February 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167132/identification-of-induced-and-naturally-occurring-conductive-hearing-loss-in-mice-using-bone-conduction
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David Chhan, Melissa L McKinnon, John J Rosowski
While many mouse models of hearing loss have been described, a significant fraction of the genetic defects in these models affect both the inner ear and middle ears. A common method used to separate inner-ear (sensory-neural) from middle-ear (conductive) pathologies in the hearing clinic is the combination of air-conduction and bone-conduction audiometry. In this report, we investigate the use of air- and bone-conducted evoked auditory brainstem responses to perform a similar separation in mice. We describe a technique by which we stimulate the mouse ear both acoustically and via whole-head vibration...
February 4, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160210/a-novel-krit1-ccm1-gene-insertion-mutation-associated-with-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-in-a-chinese-family
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Hui Wang, Yunzhu Pan, Zaiqiang Zhang, Xingang Li, Zhe Xu, Yue Suo, Wei Li, Yongjun Wang
Familial cerebral cavernous malformation (FCCM) is a vascular malformation disorder that closely associated with three identified genes: KRIT1/CCM1, MGC4607/CCM2, and PDCD10/CCM3. Here, we present a Chinese family affected by FCCM due to a novel KRIT1/CCM1 insertion mutation. The proband was hospitalized for sudden unconsciousness and underwent surgical treatment. The section of lesions showed classical cavernous-dilated vessels without intervening brain parenchyma, and hemosiderin-laden macrophages were accumulated in the surrounding tissue...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154933/serious-tumor-seeding-after-brainstem-biopsy-and-its-treatment-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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D Pinggera, I Kvitsaridtze, G Stockhammer, W Eisner, C Thomé, C F Freyschlag, P Moser, J Kerschbaumer
Stereotactic brain biopsies for histopathological diagnosis are a common technique in case of intracranial lesions, particularly in those not amenable for resection. Tumor seeding alongside the surgical trajectory after fine-needle aspiration is a known problem in several visceral tumors. Whereas in these cases a complete resection of the biopsy trajectory may later be performed, this strategy is not feasible in stereotactic brain biopsy. We report a case of tumor seeding along the entire biopsy tract after stereotactic biopsy of a brainstem metastasis...
February 2, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140499/deterministic-tractography-of-the-descending-tract-of-the-spinal-trigeminal-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Daniel J Burkett, Jonathan R Garst, Jacquelyn P Hill, Anthony Kam, Douglas E Anderson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pain information from the face enters the pons via the trigeminal nerve before creating an anatomical "elbow" that turns caudally into the spinal trigeminal tract (SpTV). Visualization of the descending tract of the trigeminal nerve as it begins its descent from the nerve root entry zone (NREZ) in the pons would improve the accuracy of current procedures aimed at altering or lesioning the trigeminal nerve within the brainstem. The focus of this study was to develop a standardized protocol using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and deterministic tractography methods to image the SpTV...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137928/efficiency-of-physical-therapy-on-postural-imbalance-after-stroke-study-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Hugues, J Di Marco, P Janiaud, Y Xue, J Pires, H Khademi, M Cucherat, I Bonan, F Gueyffier, G Rode
INTRODUCTION: Stroke frequently results in balance disorders, leading to lower levels of activity and a diminution in autonomy. Current physical therapies (PT) aiming to reduce postural imbalance have shown a large variety of effects with low levels of evidence. The objectives are to determine the efficiency of PT in recovering from postural imbalance in patients after a stroke and to assess which PT is more effective. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will search several databases from inception to October 2015...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127514/interhemispheric-characterization-of-small-vessel-disease-imaging-markers-after-subcortical-infarct
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Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Xinyi Qiu, Xin Wang, Stewart Wiseman, Eleni Sakka, Lucy C Maconick, Fergus Doubal, Cathie L M Sudlow, Joanna M Wardlaw
BACKGROUND: In structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of patients with a recent small subcortical infarct (RSSI) and small vessel disease (SVD) imaging markers coexist. However, their spatial distribution and prevalence with respect to the hemisphere of the RSSI remain unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From brain MRI in 187 patients with an acute lacunar ischemic stroke clinical syndrome and a relevant diffusion weighted imaging (DWI)-positive lesion, we semiautomatically extracted the RSSI, microbleeds, lacunes, old cortical infarcts, and white matter hyperintensities (WMH) using optimized thresholding in the relevant sequences, and rated the load of perivascular spaces...
January 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120078/brainstem-and-autonomic-nervous-system-dysfunction-a-neurosurgical-point-of-view
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A Martín-Gallego, L González-García, A Carrasco-Brenes, M Segura-Fernández-Nogueras, A Delgado-Babiano, A Ros-Sanjuán, L Romero-Moreno, M Domínguez-Páez, M S Dawid-Milner, M A Arráez-Sánchez
Central autonomic control nuclei and pathways are mainly integrated within the brainstem, especially in the medulla oblongata. Lesions within these structures can lead to central dysautonomia.Central autonomic control structures can be damaged by tumors, during surgery, or by other neurosurgical pathologies. These may elicit clinical or subclinical autonomic complications that can constitute a serious clinical problem.The authors present a broad review of the central autonomic nervous system, its possible dysfunctions, and the relation between neurosurgery and this "not-well-known system"...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112050/alexander-disease
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Ali Tavasoli, Thais Armangue, Cheng-Ying Ho, Matthew Whitehead, Miriam Bornhorst, Jullie Rhee, Eugene I Hwang, Elizabeth M Wells, Roger Packer, Marjo S van der Knaap, Marianna Bugiani, Adeline Vanderver
Alexander disease is a leukodystrophy caused by dominant missense mutations in the gene encoding the glial fibrillary acidic protein. Individuals with this disorder often present with a typical neuroradiologic pattern including white matter abnormalities with brainstem involvement, selective contrast enhancement, and structural changes to the basal ganglia/thalamus. In rare cases, focal lesions have been seen and cause concern for primary malignancies. Here the authors present an infant initially diagnosed with a chiasmatic astrocytoma that was later identified as having glial fibrillary acidic protein mutation-confirmed Alexander disease...
February 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109858/radiological-dilemma-in-an-extra-axial-petroclival-lesion-low-vs-high-grade
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Madhivanan Karthigeyan, Chirag Kamal Ahuja, Debjyoti Chatterjee, Pravin Salunke
BACKGROUND: Radiological differentiation between a low and high grade lesion is crucial on deciding the extent of resection and prognostication. Occasionally the imaging features can be confusing between the two. We report such a case which was a radiological dilemma. The lesion appeared apparently benign and extra-axial on routine magnetic resonance (MR) sequences. However, there were subtle clinical and imaging clues towards high grade lesion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 27-year-old lady presented with multiple cranial nerve palsies, gait ataxia and features of raised intracranial pressure...
January 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097486/the-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-delayed-fetal-spinal-cord-tissue-transplantation-on-respiratory-function-following-mid-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Chia-Ching Lin, Sih-Rong Lai, Yu-Han Shao, Chun-Lin Chen, Kun-Ze Lee
Respiratory impairment due to damage of the spinal respiratory motoneurons and interruption of the descending drives from brainstem premotor neurons to spinal respiratory motoneurons is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality following cervical spinal cord injury. The present study was designed to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of delayed transplantation of fetal spinal cord (FSC) tissue on respiratory function in rats with mid-cervical spinal cord injury. Embryonic day-14 rat FSC tissue was transplanted into a C4 spinal cord hemilesion cavity in adult male rats at 1 week postinjury...
January 17, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077261/ventral-medullary-control-of-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-and-atonia
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Michael C Chen, Ramalingam Vetrivelan, Chun-Ni Guo, Catie Chang, Patrick M Fuller, Jun Lu
Discrete populations of neurons at multiple levels of the brainstem control rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and the accompanying loss of postural muscle tone, or atonia. The specific contributions of these brainstem cell populations to REM sleep control remains incompletely understood. Here we show in rats that viral vector-based lesions of the ventromedial medulla at a level rostral to the inferior olive (pSOM) produced violent myoclonic twitches and abnormal electromyographic spikes, but not complete loss of tonic atonia, during REM sleep...
January 7, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069157/mri-detection-of-cerebral-lesions-in-post-traumatic-anisocoria-specificity-and-prognostic-significance
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D Woischneck, B Schmitz, T Kapapa
AIM: To identify whether increased numbers of brainstem lesions are found in the presence of a post-traumatic pupillary function disturbance and classify them anatomically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, a diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination was performed within 8 days after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in patients who had been unconscious for more than 24 hours post-TBI. The Glasgow Outcome Scale was evaluated 6 months after TBI. The data obtained from 140 consecutively enrolled patients between 2005 and 2011 were analysed...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059798/sporadic-cases-with-novel-mutations-and-pedigree-in-hereditary-leukoencephalopathy-with-axonal-spheroids
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Liyong Wu, Jia Liu, Longze Sha, Xianling Wang, Jieying Li, Jing Dong, Jianping Jia
Hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS) is an autosomal dominant hereditary disease, featured by cerebral white matter degeneration with demyelination and axonal spheroids. We collected three gene-confirmed HDLS cases in our neurodegenerative clinic. Two HDLS cases were sporadic with novel mutations, while another case had a family history with previously described mutations. All three cases suffered memory problems with white matter lesions and pyramid signs. No obvious clinical differences were observed between sporadic and familial HDLS cases...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059631/acute-necrotizing-encephalopathy-causing-human-bocavirus
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Ayse Betul Ergul, Umit Altug, Kursad Aydin, Ahmet Sami Guven, Yasemin Altuner Torun
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy is characterized by multiple, symmetrical lesions involving the thalamus, brainstem, cerebellum, and white matter and develops secondarily to viral infections. Influenza viruses are the most common etiological agents. Here, we present the first case of acute necrotizing encephalopathy to develop secondarily to human bocavirus. A 3-year-old girl presented with fever and altered mental status. She had had a fever, cough, and rhinorrhea for five days. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with an initial diagnosis of encephalitis when vomiting, convulsions, and loss of consciousness developed...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
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