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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939939/cognitive-performance-change-of-pediatric-patients-after-conducting-frontal-transcortical-approach-to-treat-lateral-ventricular-tumor
#1
Wanchun Zhu, Jintao He, Xiang Li, Lei Wang, Zheng Lu, Chunde Li, Jian Gong
OBJECTIVE: Applying frontal transcortical approach to treat lateral ventricular tumor is one of the most common neurosurgical manipulations. The frontal transcortical approach generally passes through the middle frontal gyrus in which there is no major function involved in the traditional sense. However, current researches have suggested that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) plays a central role in the whole network of the brain cognitive frame. In addition, cognitive function is crucial in growing and developmental stages and essential for the educational achievement, especially for children...
September 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936429/clinical-pet-mri-in-neurooncology-opportunities-and-challenges-from-a-single-institution-perspective
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REVIEW
Lisbeth Marner, Otto M Henriksen, Michael Lundemann, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, Ian Law
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a key role in neurooncology, i.e., for diagnosis, treatment evaluation and detection of recurrence. However, standard MRI cannot always separate malignant tissue from other pathologies or treatment-induced changes. Advanced MRI techniques such as diffusion-weighted imaging, perfusion imaging and spectroscopy show promising results in discriminating malignant from benign lesions. Further, supplemental imaging with amino acid positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to increase accuracy significantly and is used routinely at an increasing number of sites...
2017: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935367/from-symptom-to-diagnosis-the-prediagnostic-symptomatic-interval-of-pediatric-central-nervous-system-tumors-in-austria
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Amedeo A Azizi, Kirsten Heßler, Ulrike Leiss, Chryssa Grylli, Monika Chocholous, Andreas Peyrl, Johannes Gojo, Irene Slavc
BACKGROUND: Children with central nervous system (CNS) tumours may present with a multitude of symptoms, ranging from elevated intracranial pressure to focal neurological deficit. In everyday practice, some signs may be misleading, thereby causing prolonged prediagnostic symptomatic intervals. Prediagnostic symptomatic intervals are longer for pediatric brain tumors than for other childhood malignancies. This study evaluated prediagnostic symptomatic intervals and parental and diagnostic intervals for pediatric patients with CNS tumours in Austria...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926844/atypical-presentation-of-a-pediatric-cerebellar-ganglioglioma
#4
Richard Bram, Roberta J Seidman, David Chesler
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gangliogliomas (GGs) are rare central nervous system tumors occurring primarily in the supratentorial compartment with infratentorial instances most often involving the brain stem. Infratentorial GGs typically present with signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure (ICP), cranial nerve deficits, or focal cerebellar findings; rarely, these tumors have been associated with focal seizures. METHODS: In this report, we describe an atypical presentation of a cerebellar GG in a 20-month-old male who initially presented with syncope and emesis in the absence of electrographic evidence of seizures, radiographic evidence of hydrocephalus, or elevated ICP...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923612/deceased-organ-donation-from-pediatric-donors-does-the-literature-really-help-us-implication-for-more-powerful-guidelines
#5
M Mojtabaee, F Sadegh Beigee, F Ghorbani
BACKGROUND: Brain-dead pediatric donors have always been the focus of attention because of the higher quality, utility, and possibility of their organ donation. However, donors under the age of 5 years always necessitate making more challenging management efforts, which are not clearly implied in most parts of the guidelines. METHODS: The data obtained from 79 brain-dead pediatric donors of the Organ Procurement Unit of Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran, were assessed...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912153/comprehensive-genomic-profiling-of-282-pediatric-low-and-high-grade-gliomas-reveals-genomic-drivers-tumor-mutational-burden-and-hypermutation-signatures
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Adrienne Johnson, Eric Severson, Laurie Gay, Jo-Anne Vergilio, Julia Elvin, James Suh, Sugganth Daniel, Mandy Covert, Garrett M Frampton, Sigmund Hsu, Glenn J Lesser, Kimberly Stogner-Underwood, Ryan T Mott, Sarah Z Rush, Jennifer J Stanke, Sonika Dahiya, James Sun, Prasanth Reddy, Zachary R Chalmers, Rachel Erlich, Yakov Chudnovsky, David Fabrizio, Alexa B Schrock, Siraj Ali, Vincent Miller, Philip J Stephens, Jeffrey Ross, John R Crawford, Shakti H Ramkissoon
BACKGROUND: Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of death for children with cancer in the U.S. Incorporating next-generation sequencing data for both pediatric low-grade (pLGGs) and high-grade gliomas (pHGGs) can inform diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic decision-making. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed comprehensive genomic profiling on 282 pediatric gliomas (157 pHGGs, 125 pLGGs), sequencing 315 cancer-related genes and calculating the tumor mutational burden (TMB; mutations per megabase [Mb])...
September 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902082/contrast-enhanced-3-dimensional-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-sequences-have-greater-sensitivity-for-detection-of-leptomeningeal-metastases-in-pediatric-brain-tumors-compared-with-conventional-spoiled-gradient-echo-sequences
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Michael J Utz, Mandeep S Tamber, Gary E Mason, Ian F Pollack, Ashok Panigrahy, Giulio Zuccoli
Postcontrast 3-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (3D-FLAIR) sequences have reduced vascular and flow-related artifacts and high sensitivity to low gadolinium concentrations. We compared the performance of postcontrast spoiled gradient echo images to 3D-FLAIR in the detection of leptomeningeal metastases in 47 pediatric patients with brain tumors. We found 10 cases with more leptomeningeal signal abnormalities on 3D-FLAIR. Overall there were significantly more lesions on 3D-FLAIR than spoiled gradient echo sequences...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900876/improving-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-outcomes-in-pediatric-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Sydney T Grob, Jean M Mulcahy Levy
Pediatric brain tumors are the primary cause of cancer-related death during childhood. Unfortunately, the number of primary and metastatic brain tumors is steadily increasing while the mortality rates for many central nervous system (CNS) lesions have remained stagnant. Molecularly defined tumor classes have been added to the most recent 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Classification System of Central Nervous System Brain Tumors, driving potential new treatments and identifying targets to improve survival for these patients...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900319/investigation-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphism-in-pediatric-patients-with-brain-cancer
#9
Baris Yilmaz, Gulnur Ayse Tokuc, Ahmet Koc, Edanur Yesil
AIM: In recent years, it is believed that Vitamin D may play a protective role in some cancer types. Certain regions of the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene may show a genetic difference in structure. The most frequent polymorphisms in this gene are in Taq-1, Fok-1, and Bsm-1 regions. Some adult cancer types are associated with VDR gene polymorphism such as; colorectal carcinoma, breast carcinoma, and prostate carcinoma. Reviewing the medical literature, no such study had been done on children so far...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892064/a-mouse-model-for-embryonal-tumors-with-multilayered-rosettes-uncovers-the-therapeutic-potential-of-sonic-hedgehog-inhibitors
#10
Julia E Neumann, Annika K Wefers, Sander Lambo, Edoardo Bianchi, Marie Bockstaller, Mario M Dorostkar, Valerie Meister, Pia Schindler, Andrey Korshunov, Katja von Hoff, Johannes Nowak, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Marlon R Schneider, Ingrid Renner-Müller, Daniel J Merk, Mehdi Shakarami, Tanvi Sharma, Lukas Chavez, Rainer Glass, Jennifer A Chan, M Mark Taketo, Philipp Neumann, Marcel Kool, Ulrich Schüller
Embryonal tumors with multilayered rosettes (ETMRs) have recently been described as a new entity of rare pediatric brain tumors with a fatal outcome. We show here that ETMRs are characterized by a parallel activation of Shh and Wnt signaling. Co-activation of these pathways in mouse neural precursors is sufficient to induce ETMR-like tumors in vivo that resemble their human counterparts on the basis of histology and global gene-expression analyses, and that point to apical radial glia cells as the possible tumor cell of origin...
September 11, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891980/sinomenine-hydrochloride-inhibits-human-glioblastoma-cell-growth-through-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-autophagy-lysosome-pathway-activation-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Yumao Jiang, Yue Jiao, Zhiguo Wang, Tao Li, Yang Liu, Yujuan Li, Xiaoliang Zhao, Danqiao Wang
Glioblastoma is the most common malignant primary brain tumor, and it is one of the causes of cancer fatality in both adult and pediatric populations. Patients with glioblastoma require chemotherapy after surgical resection and radiotherapy. Therefore, chemotherapy constitutes a viable approach for the eradication of glioblastoma cells. In this study, the anti-tumor activity of sinomenine hydrochloride (SH) was evaluated in U87 and SF767 cells in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that SH potently inhibited U87 and SF767 cell viability and did not cause caspase-dependent cell death, as demonstrated by the absence of significant early apoptosis and caspase-3 cleavage...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879377/erratum-to-extended-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-two-compartment-and-anomalous-diffusion-models-for-differentiation-of-low-grade-and-high-grade-brain-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
#12
Delilah Burrowes, Jason R Fangusaro, Paige C Nelson, Bin Zhang, Nitin R Wadhwani, Michael N Rozenfeld, Jie Deng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868253/relationships-between-regional-radiation-doses-and-cognitive-decline-in-children-treated-with-cranio-spinal-irradiation-for-posterior-fossa-tumors
#13
Elodie Doger de Speville, Charlotte Robert, Martin Perez-Guevara, Antoine Grigis, Stephanie Bolle, Clemence Pinaud, Christelle Dufour, Anne Beaudré, Virginie Kieffer, Audrey Longaud, Jacques Grill, Dominique Valteau-Couanet, Eric Deutsch, Dimitri Lefkopoulos, Catherine Chiron, Lucie Hertz-Pannier, Marion Noulhiane
Pediatric posterior fossa tumor (PFT) survivors who have been treated with cranial radiation therapy often suffer from cognitive impairments that might relate to IQ decline. Radiotherapy (RT) distinctly affects brain regions involved in different cognitive functions. However, the relative contribution of regional irradiation to the different cognitive impairments still remains unclear. We investigated the relationships between the changes in different cognitive scores and radiation dose distribution in 30 children treated for a PFT...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867358/radiation-induced-large-vessel-cerebral-vasculopathy-in-pediatric-patients-with-brain-tumors-treated-with-proton-radiation-therapy
#14
Stephen F Kralik, Gordon A Watson, Chie-Schin Shih, Chang Y Ho, Whitney Finke, Jeffrey Buchsbaum
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to evaluate the incidence, time to development, imaging patterns, risk factors, and clinical significance of large vessel cerebral vasculopathy in pediatric patients with brain tumors treated with proton radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective study was performed on 75 consecutive pediatric patients with primary brain tumors treated with proton radiation therapy. Radiation-induced large vessel cerebral vasculopathy (RLVCV) was defined as intracranial large vessel arterial stenosis or occlusion confirmed on magnetic resonance angiography, computed tomographic angiography, catheter angiography, or a combination of these within an anatomic region with previous exposure to proton beam therapy and not present before radiation therapy...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861622/perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pediatric-brain-tumors
#15
F Dallery, R Bouzerar, D Michel, C Attencourt, V Promelle, J Peltier, J M Constans, O Balédent, C Gondry-Jouet
PURPOSE: The use of DSC-MR imaging in pediatric neuroradiology is gradually growing. However, the number of studies listed in the literature remains limited. We propose to assess the perfusion and permeability parameters in pediatric brain tumor grading. METHODS: Thirty children with a brain tumor having benefited from a DSC-MR perfusion sequence have been retrospectively explored. Relative CBF and CBV were computed on the ROI with the largest lesion coverage. Assessment of the lesion's permeability was also performed through the semi-quantitative PSR parameter and the K2 model-based parameter on the whole-lesion ROI and a reduced ROI drawn on the permeability maps...
August 31, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860215/american-society-of-functional-neuroradiology-recommended-fmri-paradigm-algorithms-for-presurgical-language-assessment
#16
D F Black, B Vachha, A Mian, S H Faro, M Maheshwari, H I Sair, J R Petrella, J J Pillai, K Welker
INTRODUCTION: Functional MR imaging is increasingly being used for presurgical language assessment in the treatment of patients with brain tumors, epilepsy, vascular malformations, and other conditions. The inherent complexity of fMRI, which includes numerous processing steps and selective analyses, is compounded by institution-unique approaches to patient training, paradigm choice, and an eclectic array of postprocessing options from various vendors. Consequently, institutions perform fMRI in such markedly different manners that data sharing, comparison, and generalization of results are difficult...
August 31, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860053/blood-brain-barrier-adapted-precision-medicine-therapy-for-pediatric-brain-tumors
#17
Bernard L Marini, Lydia L Benitez, Andrew H Zureick, Ralph Salloum, Angela C Gauthier, Julia Brown, Yi-Mi Wu, Dan R Robinson, Chandan Kumar, Robert Lonigro, Pankaj Vats, Xuhong Cao, Katayoon Kasaian, Bailey Anderson, Brendan Mullan, Benjamin Chandler, Joseph R Linzey, Sandra I Camelo-Piragua, Sriram Venneti, Paul E McKeever, Kathryn A McFadden, Andrew P Lieberman, Noah Brown, Lina Shao, Marcia A S Leonard, Larry Junck, Erin McKean, Cormac O Maher, Hugh J L Garton, Karin M Muraszko, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, Jean M Mulcahy-Levy, Adam Green, Lindsey M Hoffman, Katie Dorris, Nicholas A Vitanza, Joanne Wang, Jonathan Schwartz, Rishi Lulla, Natasha Pillay Smiley, Miriam Bornhorst, Daphne A Haas-Kogan, Patricia L Robertson, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Rajen Mody, Carl Koschmann
Targeted chemotherapeutics provide a promising new treatment option in neuro-oncology. The ability of these compounds to penetrate the blood-brain barrier is crucial for their successful incorporation into patient care. "CNS Targeted Agent Prediction" (CNS-TAP) is a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary translational program established at the University of Michigan for evaluating the central nervous system (CNS) activity of targeted therapies in neuro-oncology. In this report, we present the methodology of CNS-TAP in a series of pediatric and adolescent patients with high-risk brain tumors, for which molecular profiling (academic and commercial) was sought and targeted agents were incorporated...
October 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859336/molecular-analyses-reveal-inflammatory-mediators-in-the-solid-component-and-cyst-fluid-of-human-adamantinomatous-craniopharyngioma
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Andrew M Donson, John Apps, Andrea M Griesinger, Vladimir Amani, Davis A Witt, Richard C E Anderson, Toba N Niazi, Gerald Grant, Mark Souweidane, James M Johnston, Eric M Jackson, Bette K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, Michael H Handler, Aik-Choon Tan, Lia Gore, Alex Virasami, Jose Mario Gonzalez-Meljem, Thomas S Jacques, Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera, Nicholas K Foreman, Todd C Hankinson
Pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) is a highly solid and cystic tumor, often causing substantial damage to critical neuroendocrine structures such as the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and optic apparatus. Paracrine signaling mechanisms driving tumor behavior have been hypothesized, with IL-6R overexpression identified as a potential therapeutic target. To identify potential novel therapies, we characterized inflammatory and immunomodulatory factors in ACP cyst fluid and solid tumor components...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856499/correlation-between-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-and-histopathological-vascular-density-of-pediatric-intracranial-tumors
#19
Kazufumi Kikuchi, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Koji Yoshimoto, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Satoshi O Suzuki, Toru Iwaki, Yuriko Suzuki, Hiroshi Honda
Traditional MRI methods for estimation of blood flow in brain tumors require high-flow injection of contrast agents through large-bore intravenous access, which limits their pediatric utility. In contrast, arterial spin-labeling (ASL) can be used without contrast media. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between tumor blood flow (TBF) measured by ASL and histopathological vascular density in pediatric brain tumors. Nineteen consecutive children were evaluated (10 boys, 9 girls; median age: 6 years; 8 high-grade and 11 low-grade tumors)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854908/comprehensive-genomic-profiling-in-routine-clinical-practice-leads-to-a-low-rate-of-benefit-from-genotype-directed-therapy
#20
Talal Hilal, Mary Nakazawa, Jacob Hodskins, John L Villano, Aju Mathew, Guarav Goel, Lars Wagner, Susanne M Arnold, Philip DeSimone, Lowell B Anthony, Peter J Hosein
BACKGROUND: Describe a single-center real-world experience with comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) to identify genotype directed therapy (GDT) options for patients with malignancies refractory to standard treatment options. METHODS: Patients who had CGP by a CLIA-certified laboratory between November 2012 and December 2015 were included. The medical records were analyzed retrospectively after Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. The treating oncologist made the decision to obtain the assay to provide potential therapeutic options...
August 30, 2017: BMC Cancer
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