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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158865/-anesthesiological-aspects-and-complications-of-intracranial-meningiomas-operated-at-the-sylvanus-olympio-university-hospital-center-lom%C3%A3-about-21-cases
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Pilakimwé Egbohou, Tabana Mouzou, Kadanga Beketi, Essossinam Kpelao, Abdel Kader Moumouni, Hamza Doles Sama, Sarakawabalo Assénouwé, Gnimdou Akala-Yoba, Kadjika Tomta
This study aimed to point to both the anesthesiological aspects and the perioperative complications of intracranial meningiomas operated at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center, Lomé. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of patients with intracranial meningiomas undergoing surgery over the period December 2010-December 2015 (5 years) at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center, Lomé. Out of 46 patients operated fo brain tumors, 21 (45.6%) had meningioma. The average age was 49 ±20 years, with a male predominance (52...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158366/therapeutic-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-primary-brain-tumors-or-secondary-brain-metastasis
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REVIEW
Richard J Lin, David L Green, Gunjan L Shah
Patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors are at increased risk of developing venous thromboses. However, the potential benefit of therapeutic anticoagulation in these patients must be weighed against the deadly complication of intracranial hemorrhage. In this review, we summarize available evidence and recent studies of intracranial bleeding risks in primary and metastatic tumors and the impact of therapeutic anticoagulation. We find that for the majority of primary and treated metastatic brain tumors, the risk of spontaneous bleeding is acceptable and not further increased by careful therapeutic anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparin or direct oral anticoagulants, although thrombocytopenia (platelet count less than 50,000/μL) and other coagulopathies are relative contraindications...
November 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154937/effect-of-human-recombinant-prourokinase-rhpro-uk-on-thromboembolic-stroke-in-rats
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Chun-Hua Hao, Wen-Xia Ding, Qian Sun, Xin-Xin Li, Wei-Ting Wang, Zhuan-You Zhao, Li-da Tang
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of human recombinant prourokinase ( rhpro-UK) on thromboembolic stroke in rats. 60 rats with thromboembolic stroke were divided into 6 groups(n=10). The model group was given saline, the reagent groups were given rhpro-UK (5, 10, 20×10(4) U/kg), and positive control groups were given urokinase (UK) 10×10(4) U/kg and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) 9mg/kg through intravenous infusion at 1.5h after embolism. And other 10 rats without occluded by autologous blood clots as the sham group were given saline...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148587/experimental-infection-by-yersinia-ruckeri-o1-biotype-2-induces-brain-lesions-and-neurological-signs-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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H K Strøm, M Ohtani, B Nowak, T S Boutrup, B Jones, M K Raida, A M Bojesen
Pathological manifestations in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) following experimental waterborne infection with Yersinia ruckeri serotype O1 biotype 2 (strain 07111224) were investigated. Rainbow trout were exposed to 8 × 10(7)  CFU/ml of Y. ruckeri by bath for 6 hr, and mortality was then monitored for 22 days post-infection (dpi). Organs were sampled at 3 dpi and also from moribund fish showing signs of severe systemic infection such as bleeding, exophthalmia or erratic swimming behaviour. Y. ruckeri was observed in the meninges and diencephalon of the brain, and lamina propria of olfactory organ at 3 dpi...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130233/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-analysis-of-21-gastric-cancer-patients-with-pathological-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Liangqun Peng, Wei Yang, Zhandong Zhang, Hongxing Liu, Yawei Hua
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of gastric cancer patients with pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: Clinical data of 159 gastric cancer patients who received NAC followed by surgical resection between January 2012 and December 2014 at the Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Zhengzhou University were collected and clinical features of those with pCR were analyzed retrospectively. Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate 3-year overall survival (OS) rate and recurrence-free survival (RFS) rate...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129761/are-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulants-drugs-a-risk-factor-for-bleeding-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Laura Uccella, Cesare Zoia, Daniele Bongetta, Paolo Gaetani, Franz Martig, Christian Candrian, Raffaele Rosso
OBJECT: facing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) clinicians must decide whether to perform a CT scan to detect a potential intracranial hemorrhage.Many useful guidelines have been developed for general population, but there is no general consensus about the best practice to adopt when dealing with patients on antiplatelet or anticoagulation drugs. The relatively recent introduction of new anticoagulants and second generation antiplatelet drugs poses new challenges in this field. There is no data in the literature about the relative risk of intracranial bleeding in such categories...
November 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128127/a-crossbow-suicide
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Laura Panata, Massimo Lancia, Alessandra Persichini, Sergio Scalise Pantuso, Mauro Bacci
The crossbow is an ancient ranged weapon originally conceived for war and hunting. Although nowadays its use in warfare has been surpassed by firearms, it continues to be used in hunting, sports and recreation. The authors present the case of a 40-year-old man who suffered from severe depression. When his condition further deteriorated, doctors ordered a forced hospitalization but, just a few hours before the measure became effective, the man committed suicide using a crossbow. The autopsy and police investigation showed possession of the crossbow darts which the man used to shoot himself in the head...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123881/unexpected-complications-immediately-after-cranioplasty
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Akihito Kato, Hiroyuki Morishima, Goro Nagashima
Case: An 84-year-old man with subarachnoid hemorrhage underwent craniotomy and clipping with external decompression. Perfusion magnetic resonance imaging showed subclinical sinking skin flap syndrome, and he underwent cranioplasty on postoperative day 58. No problems occurred during the operation, but cerebral edema and hemorrhage were recognized on immediate postoperative computed tomography. Edema continued to progress, but edema and bleeding eventually improved without additional surgery...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121826/treatment-of-traumatic-brain-injury-with-vepoloxamer-purified-poloxamer-188
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Yanlu Zhang, Michael Chopp, Martin Emanuele, Li Zhang, Zheng Gang Zhang, Mei Lu, Talan Zhang, Asim Mahmood, Ye Xiong
Vepoloxamer is an amphipathic polymer that has shown potent hemorrheologic, cytoprotective, and anti-inflammatory effects in both preclinical and clinical studies. This study was designed to investigate the therapeutic effects of vepoloxamer on sensorimotor and cognitive functional recovery in rats after traumatic brain injury (TBI) induced by controlled cortical impact. Young adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the following groups: 1) Sham; 2) Saline; or 3) Vepoloxamer. Vepoloxamer (300 mg/kg) or saline was intravenously administered over 60 min via intravenous infusion into tail veins starting at 2 h post injury...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119335/unilateral-vertebral-artery-injury-in-a-patient-with-displaced-upper-cervical-spine-fractures-the-treatment-for-one-case-of-vertebral-artery-embolism
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Hong-Jun Zou, Jun Wu, Yong Hu, Dong Cheng, Jin-Bo Liu
PURPOSE: To report a novel treatment method for vertebral artery injury. Vertebral artery injuries may be caused during trauma by fracture and excessive motion with subluxation from C2 to C6 in spite of vertebral artery deeply seated and normally well protected inside the transverse foramen. Optimal medical management of the occluded vertebral artery has yet to be determined. METHODS: We report on a severely displaced C2-C3 fracture that was found to have a vertebral artery injury...
November 8, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117659/combined-treatment-of-ruptured-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-followed-by-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-acute-subdural-hematoma-in-multiple-aneurysm-disease-of-cerebral-blood-vessels-case-report
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Nenad Novaković, Milan Lepić, Ljubodrag Minić, Ksenija Radenović, Ante Rotim, Lukas Amin
Aneurysms of blood vessels at the base of the brain are pathological focal out-pouchings, usually found at the branching points of the arteries. Aneurysm can remain silent for life. Clinical presentation is due to rupture and bleeding. In only 1.3% of cases it results in subdural hematoma, which is associated with direct interaction of the aneurysm with the basal arachnoid membrane. Multiple aneurysms are present in 15% to 33% of cases with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Assessment of these patients is more complicated, as there are no specific signs to pinpoint/detect the aneurysm that has ruptured...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117032/a-preliminary-observational-study-of-anovulatory-uterine-bleeding-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Suzanne M Brown, Susan W Fifield, Michael A Pizzi, David Alejos, Alexa N Richie, Tri A Dinh, William P Cheshire, Shon E Meek, William D Freeman
INTRODUCTION: It was observed that women with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) tended to have earlier menses than a typical 21- to 28-day cycle. The goal was to determine whether there is an association between aSAH and early onset of menses. METHODS: All cases of aSAH in women aged 18 to 55 years who were admitted to our facility's neuroscience intensive care unit from June 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, were reviewed. The electronic healthcare record for each of these patients was examined for documentation of menses onset, computed tomography of the head, brain aneurysm characteristics, modified Fisher score and Glasgow Coma Scale on admission, presence/absence of vasospasm, medical/surgical history, and use of medications that affect the menstrual cycle...
December 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107971/sex-differences-in-the-characteristics-and-short-term-prognosis-of-patients-presenting-with-acute-symptomatic-pulmonary-embolism
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Deisy Barrios, Raquel Morillo, Ina Guerassimova, Esther Barbero, Héctor Escobar-Morreale, Alexander T Cohen, Cecilia Becattini, Victor Tapson, Roger Yusen, David Jimenez
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine sex-related differences in the characteristics and outcome in patients presenting with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2,096 patients diagnosed with acute PE. The characteristics were recorded at presentation. Treatment was at the discretion of patients' physicians. The primary study outcome, all-cause mortality, and the secondary outcomes of PE-specific mortality, recurrent venous thromboembolism, and major bleeding were assessed during the first month of follow-up after PE diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106742/density-weighted-concentric-circle-trajectories-for-high-resolution-brain-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-at-7t
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Lukas Hingerl, Wolfgang Bogner, Philipp Moser, Michal Považan, Gilbert Hangel, Eva Heckova, Stephan Gruber, Siegfried Trattnig, Bernhard Strasser
PURPOSE: Full-slice magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging at ≥7 T is especially vulnerable to lipid contaminations arising from regions close to the skull. This contamination can be mitigated by improving the point spread function via higher spatial resolution sampling and k-space filtering, but this prolongs scan times and reduces the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) efficiency. Currently applied parallel imaging methods accelerate magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging scans at 7T, but increase lipid artifacts and lower SNR-efficiency further...
November 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096648/inhibition-of-damp-signaling-as-an-effective-adjunctive-treatment-strategy-in-pneumococcal-meningitis
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Ilias Masouris, Matthias Klein, Susanne Dyckhoff, Barbara Angele, H W Pfister, Uwe Koedel
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal meningitis remains a potentially lethal and debilitating disease, mainly due to brain damage from sustained inflammation. The release of danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), like myeloid-related protein 14 (MRP14) and high mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1), plays a major role in persistence of inflammation. In this study, we evaluated if paquinimod, an MRP14-inhibitor, and an anti-HMGB1 antibody can improve clinical outcome as adjunctive therapeutics in pneumococcal meningitis...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088948/safety-and-effectiveness-of-early-chemical-deep-venous-thrombosis-prophylaxis-after-spinal-cord-injury-pilot-prospective-data
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Anthony M DiGiorgio, Rachel Tsolinas, Mohanad Alazzeh, Jenny Haefeli, Jason F Talbott, Adam R Ferguson, Jacqueline C Bresnahan, Michael S Beattie, Geoffrey T Manley, William D Whetstone, Praveen V Mummaneni, Sanjay S Dhall
OBJECTIVE Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) occur in approximately 17,000 people in the US each year. The average length of hospital stay is 11 days, and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) rates as high as 65% are reported in these patients. There is no consensus on the appropriate timing of chemical DVT prophylaxis for this critically injured patient cohort. The object of this study was to determine if low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) was safe and effective if given within 24 hours of SCI. METHODS The Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in SCIs study is a prospective observational study conducted by the UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075919/a-systematic-autopsy-survey-of-human-infant-bridging-veins
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Emma C Cheshire, Roger D G Malcomson, Peng Sun, Evgeny M Mirkes, Jasmin M Amoroso, Guy N Rutty
In the first years of life, subdural haemorrhage (SDH) within the cranial cavity can occur through accidental and non-accidental mechanisms as well as from birth-related injury. This type of bleeding is the most common finding in victims of abusive head trauma (AHT). Historically, the most frequent cause of SDHs in infancy is suggested to be traumatic damage to bridging veins traversing from the brain to the dural membrane. However, several alternative hypotheses have been suggested for the cause and origin of subdural bleeding...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075902/relation-of-gray-white-matter-ratio-with-long-term-cognitive-functions-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-prospective-observational-study
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Achmet Ali, Gamze Tanirgan, Pulat Akin Sabanci, Nukhet Sivrikoz, Taner Abdullah, Altay Sencer, Serra Sencer, Mukadder Orhan-Sungur, Ibrahim Ozkan Akinci
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we hypothesized that a low gray matter-white matter ratio (GWR) is associated with poor cognitive function and low quality of life in patients with mild to moderate (WFNS ≤3) aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). METHODS: All patients with aSAH who were admitted to the neurointensive care unit (Neuro ICU) and whose WFNS score was ≤ 3 were enrolled in the study. During the Neuro ICU follow-up period, the following variables were recorded: demographics, neurological status, comorbidities, time elapsed between onset of bleeding and Neuro ICU admission, treatment method, number of days with vasospasm symptoms (DVS) and vasopressor usage...
October 26, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074420/effect-of-tranexamic-acid-on-prevention-of-hemorrhagic-mass-growth-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Esmaeil Fakharian, Masoumeh Abedzadeh-Kalahroudi, Fatemeh Atoof
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a common complication of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of this study is evaluation of the effect of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) on hemorrhagic mass growth in TBI patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this randomized double blind clinical trial, 149 patients with TBI and any kind of blood on their CT scan, enrolled to the study and randomly allocated to receiving TXA or placebo. After 24 hours, CT scan was repeated for assessing the changes in hemorrhage, new bleeding, and mass effects of the blood on the brain tissue...
October 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074417/multiple-mechanisms-underlying-neuroprotection-by-secretory-phospholipase-a2-preconditioning-in-a-surgically-induced-brain-injury-rat-model
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Yuechun Wang, Prativa Sherchan, Lei Huang, Onat Akyol, Devin W McBride, John H Zhang
BACKGROUND: Intra-operative bleeding, post-operative brain edema and neuroinflammation are major complications in patients with surgical brain injury (SBI). Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is the upstream enzyme which initiates the PLA2, 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and leukotriene B4 (LTB4) inflammatory pathway. We hypothesized PLA2preconditioning (PPC) prior to SBI can activate endogenous anti-inflammatory responses to protect against SBI. This study evaluated if PPC can ameliorate neurosurgical complications and elucidated PPC-mediated possible protective mechanisms in a rat SBI model...
October 24, 2017: Experimental Neurology
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