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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443599/a-pott-s-puffy-tumor-associated-with-epidural-cutaneous-fistula-and-epidural-abscess-case-report
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Aleksandar Perić, Milanko Milojević, Dražen Ivetić
BACKGROUND: Pott's puffy tumor is characterized by a fluctuate swelling of the frontal region as a result of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. This inflammatory lesion may propagate endocranially resulting in acute meningitis, epidural abscess, subdural empyema, cavernous sinus trombophlebitis, cerebritis, and frontal lobe abscess of the brain. CASE REPORT: We present an unusual case of a 33-year-old man suffering from the Pott's puffy tumor whose condition was further complicated by a draining epidural-cutaneous fistula and an epidural abscess...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439544/quantifying-the-negative-impact-of-brain-drain-on-the-integration-of-european-science
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Omar A Doria Arrieta, Fabio Pammolli, Alexander M Petersen
The 2004/2007 European Union (EU) enlargement by 12 member states offers a unique opportunity to quantify the impact of EU efforts to expand and integrate the scientific competitiveness of the European Research Area (ERA). We apply two causal estimation schemes to cross-border collaboration data extracted from millions of academic publications from 1996 to 2012, which are disaggregated across 14 subject areas and 32 European countries. Our results illustrate the unintended consequences following the 2004/2007 enlargement, namely, its negative impact on cross-border collaboration in science...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431825/single-subcortical-infarct-pathomechanism-assessed-by-thin-section-computed-tomography-perfusion
#3
Dong Hoon Shin, Ernst Klotz, Eung Yeop Kim
INTRODUCTION: The pathomechanism of a single subcortical infarct (SSI) may be better determined by assessing the perfusion status between parent artery and ischemic lesion. We aimed to compare the classifications into branch atheromatous disease (BAD) versus non-BAD based on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) or computed tomography perfusion (CTP), and to test whether a CTP-based classification improves the predicting power for progression in SSI (PSSI) compared to that by DWI. METHODS: We enrolled 109 consecutive patients with SSI examined by whole-supratentorial brain CTP and follow-up DWI...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421824/thrombosis-of-the-draining-vein-causes-intracranial-haemorrhage-in-the-natural-history-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-case-report
#4
Raita Fukaya, Katsuhiro Mizutani, Masahito Fukuchi, Koji Fujii
Rupture of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) may be caused by venous outflow restriction, but there is no radiographic evidence of this. We report a case showing only a venous thrombus preceding intracranial haemorrhage from AVM. This is the first evidence that venous thrombus results in AVM rupture in its natural history.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421248/indications-for-cellular-migration-from-the-central-nervous-system-to-its-draining-lymph-nodes-in-cd11c-gfp-bone-marrow-chimeras-following-eae
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Fridtjof Schiefenhövel, Kerstin Immig, Carolin Prodinger, Ingo Bechmann
The concept as to how the brain maintains its immune privilege has initially been based on observations that it is lacking classical lymph vessels and later, the absence of dendritic cells (DC). This view has been challenged by several groups demonstrating drainage/migration of injected tracers and cells into cervical lymph nodes (CLNs) and the presence of brain antigens in CLNs in the course of various brain pathologies. Using CD11c-diphtheria toxin receptor (DTR)-green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic (tg) mice, we have shown the existence of CD11c(+) cells, a main DC marker, within the brain parenchyma...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419015/an-unanticipated-complication-of-atopic-dermatitis
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Megan E MacGillivray, Loretta Fiorillo
An infant with a history of atopic dermatitis presented to the emergency department on 5 occasions with flulike symptoms. Eventually, this child presented with signs of infection and increased intracranial pressure: fever, bulging anterior fontanel, and leukocytosis. A computed tomography scan identified a large frontal lobe brain abscess. The abscess was surgically drained; culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. The initial source of the infected brain abscess was explored. Ultimately, it was thought to be secondary to impetiginized atopic dermatitis, an unusual but serious consequence of a common skin condition...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400228/keen-s-point-for-external-ventricular-drainage-in-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-an-uncommon-indication-for-an-old-technique
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Kevin T Huang, Vamsidhar Chavakula, William B Gormley
BACKGROUND: In cases of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion though an external ventricular drain (EVD) is a proven method to assist in the control of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Under normal circumstances, the EVD is placed in a frontal location. However, in cases of multifocal intracranial injury and swelling, collapse of the frontal horns of the lateral ventricles leads to frequent failure of frontal CSF drainage. In this series we describe the utility of the Keen's point EVD as a safe alternative to maintain continuous CSF diversion for patients in whom frontal drainage is not feasible...
April 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397378/basal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-by-rupture-of-arteriovenous-malformation-at-the-cerebellopontine-angle
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Mio Takayama, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Kenji Hara, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Natsuki Ikematsu, Shin-Ichi Kubo
A man in his late forties had lived as a recluse for more than ten years. He was found dead in his room. At autopsy, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) was detected at the base of the brain, which weighed 1333 g. The cerebellar tonsil was swollen. The cerebral ventricle was enlarged and filled with blood. A hematoma was observed in the upper part of the left side of the cerebellar hemisphere. The location and size of SAH in this case indicated that the rupture of a cerebral aneurysm (CA) had occurred; however, CA was not detected...
April 10, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389645/enhanced-interstitial-fluid-drainage-in-the-hippocampus-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Beatrice Bedussi, Daphne M P Naessens, Judith de Vos, Rik Olde Engberink, Micha M M Wilhelmus, Edo Richard, Malyssa Ten Hove, Ed vanBavel, Erik N T P Bakker
Hypertension is associated with cognitive decline and various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. In animal models of hypertension, many of Alzheimer's disease characteristics are recapitulated, including brain atrophy, cognitive decline, amyloid β accumulation and blood brain barrier dysfunction. Removal of amyloid β and other waste products depends in part on clearance via the brain interstitial fluid (ISF). Here we studied the impact of hypertension on ISF drainage, using spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY)...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375138/a-mos2-based-coplanar-neuron-transistor-for-logic-applications
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Shaogang Hu, Y Liu, Huakai Li, Tupei Chen, Q Yu, Longjiang Deng
The human brain is an extremely complex system of 1010~1011 neurons. To construct brain-like neuromorphic hardware, neuron unit should be implemented effectively. Here, we report a neuron transistor based on MoS2 flake, which has the summation and threshold functions similar to biological neuron and may act as basic neuron unit in neuromorphic hardware. The neuron transistor is composed of a floating gate and two control gates. A heavily doped silicon substrate serves as the floating gate, while the two control gates are capacitively coupled with the floating gate...
April 4, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361088/residency-training-in-greece-job-dissatisfaction-paves-the-way-to-brain-drain
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Demetrios Moris, Georgia-Sofia Karachaliou, Michael Kontos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359313/an-examination-of-the-causes-consequences-and-policy-responses-to-the-migration-of-highly-trained-health-personnel-from-the-philippines-the-high-cost-of-living-leaving-a-mixed-method-study
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Erlinda Castro-Palaganas, Denise L Spitzer, Maria Midea M Kabamalan, Marian C Sanchez, Ruel Caricativo, Vivien Runnels, Ronald Labonté, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
BACKGROUND: Dramatic increases in the migration of human resources for health (HRH) from developing countries like the Philippines can have consequences on the sustainability of health systems. In this paper, we trace the outflows of HRH from the Philippines, map out its key causes and consequences, and identify relevant policy responses. METHODS: This mixed method study employed a decentered, comparative approach that involved three phases: (a) a scoping review on health workers' migration of relevant policy documents and academic literature on health workers' migration from the Philippines; and primary data collection with (b) 37 key stakeholders and (c) household surveys with seven doctors, 329 nurses, 66 midwives, and 18 physical therapists...
March 31, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356527/chemokine-receptor-ccr7-restricts-fatal-west-nile-virus-encephalitis
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Susana V Bardina, Julia A Brown, Daniela Michlmayr, Kevin W Hoffman, Janet Sum, Alexander G Pletnev, Sergio A Lira, Jean K Lim
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus that can cause debilitating encephalitis. To delineate the mechanisms behind this pathology, we studied Ccr7-deficient mice, which afforded us the capacity to study infection in mice with disrupted peripheral cellular trafficking events. The loss of Ccr7 resulted in an immediate pan-leukocytosis that remained elevated throughout the infection. This leukocytosis resulted in a significant enhancement of leukocyte accumulation within the CNS. Despite an excess of virus-specific T cells in the CNS, Ccr7-deficient mice had significantly higher CNS viral loads and mortality rates compared to wild-type animals...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348798/primary-pyogenic-ventriculitis-caused-by-neisseria-meningitidis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Firza Gronthoud, Ibrahim Hassan, Pippa Newton
Background. Pyogenic ventriculitis is a well-known complication of meningitis, brain abscesses and intraventricular drains. Primary pyogenic ventriculitis is a rare entity and few cases have been described so far. We report the first case of primary pyogenic ventriculitis in an adult caused by Neisseria meningitidis and present an overview of all reported adult primary pyogenic ventriculitis cases in the English literature. Methods. A PubMed search was performed using the terms ependymitis, ventricular empyema, pyocephalus and ventriculitis...
January 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347892/transcranial-evacuation-of-atypical-progressive-supradiaphragmatic-hematoma-after-transsphenoidal-complete-resection-of-pituitary-adenoma
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Hussam Metwali, Rudolf Fahlbusch
OBJECTIVE: Supradiaphragmatic hematoma is a special type of hematomas after transsphenoidal resection (TS) of pituitary adenoma that required special management. METHODS: two patients suffered from symptomatic supradiaphragmatic hematomas after TS total resection of pituitary adenomas in the absence of vascular anomalies. Both patients also developed hydrocephalus at the time of diagnosis of the hematoma. The initial endoscopic endonasal inspection revealed the absence of subdiaphragmatic bleeding...
March 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342212/high-speed-whole-brain-oximetry-by-golden-angle-radial-mri
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Wen Cao, Yulin V Chang, Erin K Englund, Hee Kwon Song, Suliman Barhoum, Zachary B Rodgers, Michael C Langham, Felix W Wehrli
PURPOSE: To determine whole-brain cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2 ), an improved imaging approach, based on radial encoding, termed radial OxFlow (rOxFlow), was developed to simultaneously quantify draining vein venous oxygen saturation (SvO2 ) and total cerebral blood flow (tCBF). METHODS: To evaluate the efficiency and precision of the rOxFlow sequence, 10 subjects were studied during a paradigm of repeated breath-holds with both rOxFlow and Cartesian OxFlow (cOxFlow) sequences...
March 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336444/tool-tissue-interaction-forces-in-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-surgery
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Taku Sugiyama, Liu Shi Gan, Kourosh Zareinia, Sanju Lama, Garnette R Sutherland
OBJECTIVE: Surgical resection of a brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) poses a technical challenge due to the fragility and number of small feeding and draining vessels around the nidus. Acquiring knowledge of optimal force applied to such tissue is important in surgical performance and education. METHODS: A force sensing bipolar forceps was developed through installation of strain gauge sensors, and force profiles were obtained from two AVM surgeries. The force data associated with vessel injury, unsuccessful trial, was compared with that from successful trials...
March 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325236/improving-quality-and-access-to-radiation-therapy-an-iaea-perspective
#18
REVIEW
May Abdel-Wahab, Eduardo Zubizarreta, Alfredo Polo, Ahmed Meghzifene
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been involved in radiation therapy since soon after its creation in 1957. In response to the demands of Member States, the IAEA׳s activities relating to radiation therapy have focused on supporting low- and middle-income countries to set up radiation therapy facilities, expand the scope of treatments, or gradually transition to new technologies. In addition, the IAEA has been very active in providing internationally harmonized guidelines on clinical, dosimetry, medical physics, and safety aspects of radiation therapy...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323646/endothelial-cells-and-lymphatics-at-the-interface-between-the-immune-and-central-nervous-systems-implications-for-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Céline Meyer, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Roland S Liblau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The central nervous system (CNS) has a unique relationship with the immune system. This review highlights the distinct roles of lymphatic vessels and endothelial cells in the interface between CNS and immune cells and invites to revisit the concept of CNS immune privilege. RECENT FINDINGS: T cells can follow several routes to penetrate the CNS parenchyma but may also benefit, together with antigen-loaded presenting cells, from the newly described lymphatic network to exit the CNS...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
#20
J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
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