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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743396/synthesis-of-hydrogel-via-click-chemistry-for-dna-electrophoresis
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Chiara Finetti, Laura Sola, Jim Elliott, Marcella Chiari
This work introduces a novel sieving gel for DNA electrophoresis using a classical click chemistry reaction, the copper (I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), to cross-link functional polymer chains. The efficiency of this reaction provides, under mild conditions, hydrogels with near-ideal network connectivity and improved physical properties. Hydrogel formation via click chemistry condensation of functional polymers does not involve the use of toxic monomers and UV initiation. The performance of the new hydrogel in the separation of double stranded DNA fragments was evaluated in the 2200 TapeStation system, an analytical platform, recently introduced by Agilent that combines the advantages of CE in terms of miniaturization and automation with the simplicity of use of slab gel electrophoresis...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743389/cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-and-chiari-i-malformation-with-gorham-s-disease-of-the-skull-base-a-case-report
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Hiroaki Nagashima, Katsu Mizukawa, Masaaki Taniguchi, Yusuke Yamamoto, Eiji Kohmura
BACKGROUND: Gorham's syndrome is a rare bone disorder characterized by massive osteolysis of unknown etiology. There are no reports of comorbidity involving cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage and Chiari I malformation with Gorham's syndrome. Here, we report an unusual case of an acute presyrinx state complicated by bacterial meningitis due to CSF leakage and Chiari I malformation associated with Gorham's disease of the skull base. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman with Chiari I malformation associated with Gorham's syndrome presented with aggressive paresthesia following bacterial meningitis...
July 13, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708647/pneumocephalus-induced-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-after-atlanto-occipital-decompression-with-dural-plasty
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Yunfeng Han, Jianjun Sun, Zhenyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Pneumocephalus after posterior fossa craniotomy is very common. However, cranial nerve dysfunction secondary to pneumocephalus is a very rare phenomenon. PATIENT PRESENTATION: This case reports a patient who suffers from Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia in cervical spinal cord and develops unilateral oculomotor nerve palsy after atlanto-occipital decompression with dural plasty. CONCLUSIONS: Cranial nerve dysfunction caused by pneumocephalus after craniotomy is rare and easily misdiagnosed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707874/designing-probes-for-immunodiagnostics-structural-insights-into-an-epitope-targeting-i-burkholderia-i-infections
#4
Riccardo Capelli, Elena Matterazzo, Marco Amabili, Claudio Peri, Alessandro Gori, Paola Gagni, Marcella Chiari, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Marina Cretich, Martino Bolognesi, Giorgio Colombo, Louise Jane Gourlay
Structure-based epitope prediction drives the design of diagnostic peptidic probes to reveal specific antibodies elicited in response to infections. We previously identified a highly immunoreactive epitope from the peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein (Pal) antigen from <i>Burkholderia pseudomallei</i>, which could also diagnose <i>Burkholderia cepacia</i> infections. Here, considering the high phylogenetic conservation within <i>Burkholderia</i> species, we ask whether cross-reactivity can be reciprocally displayed by the synthetic epitope from <i>B...
July 14, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691569/anatomical-features-of-the-cervical-spinal-canal-in-chiari-i-deformity-with-presyrinx-a-case-control-study
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Judith A Gadde, Vinil Shah, Greta B Liebo, Geir A Ringstad, I Jonathan Pomeraniec, Soren J Bakke, Radek Fric, Alexander Ksendzovsky, John A Jane, Erin S Schwartz, Victor Haughton
Purpose The relationship between syringomyelia and presyrinx, characterized by edema in the spinal cord, has not been firmly established. Patients with syringomyelia have abnormal spinal canal tapering that alters cerebrospinal fluid flow dynamics, but taper ratios in presyrinx have never been reported. We tested the hypothesis that presyrinx patients have abnormal spinal canal tapering. Materials and methods At six medical institutions, investigators searched the PACS system for patients with Chiari I and spinal cord edema unassociated with tumor, trauma, or other evident cause...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690584/decompression-in-chiari-malformation-clinical-ocular-motor-cerebellar-and-vestibular-outcome
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Nicolina Goldschagg, Katharina Feil, Franziska Ihl, Siegbert Krafczyk, Mathias Kunz, Jörg Christian Tonn, Michael Strupp, Aurelia Peraud
BACKGROUND: Treatment of Chiari malformation can include suboccipital decompression with resection of one cerebellar tonsil. Its effects on ocular motor and cerebellar function have not yet been systematically examined. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether decompression, including resection of one cerebellar tonsil, leads to ocular motor, vestibular, or cerebellar deficits. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients with Chiari malformation type 1 were systematically examined before and after (1 week and 3 months) suboccipital decompression with unilateral tonsillectomy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685260/radiological-evolution-of-peri-odontoid-pannus-in-a-patient-with-chiari-i-malformation-a-case-based-review
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Felipe Hada Sanders, Joy M H Wang, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs, W Jerry Oakes
INTRODUCTION: The Chiari I malformation (CIM) is commonly encountered by neurosurgeons and can have different etiologies and clinical presentations. CASE REPORT: We report a CIM patient who presented with symptoms of ventral brain stem compression and was found to have a large peri-odontoid pannus. Posterior fossa decompression was performed with a planned second-stage odontoidectomy. However, at the 6-month follow-up, postoperative images demonstrated a mostly resolved pannus and improvement of the brain stem compression symptoms, and the patient progressed uneventfully without the need for odontoidectomy...
July 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684453/syringohydromyelia-in-patients-with-chiari-i-malformation-a-retrospective-analysis
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K A Gad, D M Yousem
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The association of syringohydromyelia with Chiari I malformation has a wide range, between 23% and 80% of cases in the current literature. In our experience, this range might be overestimated compared with our observations in clinical practice. Because there is an impact of Chiari I malformation-associated syringohydromyelia on morbidity and surgical intervention, its diagnosis is critical in this patient population. Identifying related variables on the basis of imaging would also help identify those patients at risk of syrinx formation during their course of disease...
July 6, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677937/long-term-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-of-chiari-malformation-without-syringomyelia
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Lorenzo Giammattei, Mahmoud Messerer, Roy T Daniel, Nozar Aghakhani, Fabrice Parker
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment for CM without syringomyelia is still under debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term outcome of surgically treated patients for CM-I without syringomyelia. METHODS: We selected all adult patients who underwent surgery for CM-I without syringomyelia between 1993 and 2010. Only patients with long term follow-up (>5 years) were included. Clinical manifestations, radiologic features, and follow-up data were analyzed...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665389/-syringosubarachnoid-shunting-in-treatment-of-syringomyelia-a-literature-review-and-a-clinical-case-report
#10
V S Klimov, Yu S Gulay, A V Evsyukov, G I Moysak
In the article, we describe a clinical case of syringomyelia associated with an Arnold-Chiari type 1 malformation, evaluate the efficacy of syringosubarachnoid shunting, and analyze the literature data of domestic and international researchers involved in investigation and treatment of the pathology. Application of syringosubarachnoid shunting in the described case resulted in a clinical improvement in the form of regression of paresis and hypoesthesia, which demonstrated the efficacy of the shunting technique for correction of the syringomyelia symptoms...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647656/delayed-retroclival-and-cervical-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicated-by-pre-existing-chiari-malformation-in-an-adult-trauma-patient
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Ha Nguyen, Hoon Choi, Shekar Kurpad, Hesham Soliman
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma involving the retroclival region and upper cervical spine is a rare pathology. To our knowledge, there have only been two prior cases in an adult trauma patient. We describe a patient with pre-existing Chiari 1 malformation, who recently sustained a unilateral Type 1 OCF (occipital condyle fracture) with associated disruption of the tectorial membrane and transverse ligament, that returned with a retroclival subdural hematoma extending down to C7, causing spinal cord compression and symptomatic obstructive hydrocephalus...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637118/asymptomatic-chiari-type-i-malformation-should-patients-be-advised-against-participation-in-contact-sports
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Robert Spencer, Paul Leach
BACKGROUND: Chiari type I malformation (CM-I) is characterised by caudal displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum, crowding the craniocervical junction. It is being increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic patients due to the widespread availability of MRI, and there are case reports of these patients suffering sudden death or neurological injury following head or neck trauma, raising the issue of whether they should be prohibited from contact sport participation, given the likelihood of frequent trauma...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637109/closing-the-dura-dural-hitching-versus-surgicel-and-tisseel-overlay-graft-in-craniocervicaldecompression-for-chiari-1-malformation
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Michael Tonkins, Naeem Farooqi, Rohan Ahmed, Saurabh Sinha, Debapriya Bhattacharyya
BACKGROUND: This study compares dural hitching to surgicel and tisseel overlay graft following craniocervical decompression and C1 laminectomy with simple durotomy for Chiari I malformation. Outcome measures were syrinx decompression, headache resolution and complication rates. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of case notes was conducted. Patients who had undergone craniocervical decompression (CCD) were grouped by method of dural closure. Outcomes compared were rates of syrinx decompression, headache resolution, and post-operative complications...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612426/embryology-and-pathophysiology-of-the-chiari-i-and-ii-malformations-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Mohammadali M Shoja, Jaspreet Johal, W Jerry Oakes, R Shane Tubbs
Although the Chiari malformations are well-studied and described developmental anomalies, there remains some incongruity in regards to their underlying etiologies. A number of theories have been proposed with the purpose of accounting for the embryology and pathogenesis of the Chiari I and II malformations and their associated complications and clinical syndromes. The present review aims to review the pertinent literature for all of the main theories that have been proposed, and outline their validity and relevance to our contemporary understanding of these anomalies...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607814/chiari-i-malformation-and-syringomyelia-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-hurler-syndrome-treated-with-posterior-fossa-decompression-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Vyacheslav Makler, Christina L Goldstein, Daniel Hoernschemeyer, Tomoko Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Hurler Syndrome is the most severe phenotype of mucopolysaccharidosis type I. With bone marrow transplant and enzyme replacement therapy, the life expectancy of a child with Hurler syndrome has been extended, predisposing them to multiple musculoskeletal issues most commonly involving the spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: This is the case report of a 6-year-old male with Hurler syndrome who was diagnosed with Chiari I malformation and cervicothoracic syringomyelia on a preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for his thoracolumbar kyphosis...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598265/robot-assisted-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-institutional-experience-in-9-patients
#16
Reid Hoshide, Mark Calayag, Hal Meltzer, Michael L Levy, David Gonda
OBJECTIVE The endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is an established and effective treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus. In its most common application, surgeons plan their entry point and the endoscope trajectory for the procedure based on anatomical landmarks, then control the endoscope freehand. Recent studies report an incidence of neural injuries as high as 16.6% of all ETVs performed in North America. The authors have introduced the ROSA system to their ETV procedure to stereotactically optimize endoscope trajectories, to reduce risk of traction on neural structures by the endoscope, and to provide a stable mechanical holder of the endoscope...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589373/3d-structural-complexity-analysis-of-cerebellum-in-chiari-malformation-type-i
#17
Engin Akar, Sadık Kara, Hidayet Akdemir, Adem Kırış
Chiari malformation type I (CM-I), described by a descent of the cerebellar tonsils, is assumed to be a neurological developmental disorder. The aim of the present study was to investigate morphological variance in cerebellar sub-structures, including gray matter (GM), white matter (WM), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), using magnetic resonance (MR) images with three-dimensional (3D) fractal dimension (FD) analysis in patients with CM-I. MRI data of 16 patients and 15 control subjects were obtained, and structural complexity analyses were performed using a box-counting FD algorithm...
June 7, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586935/endoscopic-management-of-arnold-chiari-malformation-type-i-with-or-without-syringomyelia
#18
Shailendra Ratre, Nishtha Yadav, Yad Ram Yadav, Vijay Singh Parihar, Jitin Bajaj, Yatin Kher
Introduction Several different surgical techniques have been used in the treatment of patients with symptomatic Arnold-Chiari malformation type 1 (ACM-1) with or without syrinx. Endoscope-assisted decompression of the posterior fossa has been found to be safe and effective. We report our initial experience of endoscopic management of ACM-I. Material and Methods This was a prospective study of 15 symptomatic patients. Pre- and postoperative clinical status and computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings were recorded...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585676/evaluation-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficients-in-the-cerebellar-tonsils-and-bulbus-in-chiari-type-i-malformations-comparison-before-and-after-surgery
#19
Bekir Akgun, Sait Ozturk, Ismail Taskent, Mehmet Besir Surme, Fatih Serhat Erol, Hanefi Yildirim
AIM: To evaluate the preoperative and postoperative 6th month mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of the cerebellar tonsils and bulbus in patients with Chiari Malformation Type I (CMI), and to compare the results with healthy controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 15 patients with CMI who underwent suboccipital decompression, upper cervical laminectomy, and duraplasty surgery, and compared them with 10 healthy individuals. Three regions of interest were placed, one each in the cerebellar tonsils and one in the bulbus...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564670/current-concepts-in-the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-type-i-chiari-malformations
#20
Cody A Doberstein, Radmehr Torabi, Petra M Klinge
Type 1 Chiari malformations (CMs) are a group of congenital or acquired disorders which include the abnormal presence of the cerebellar tonsils in the upper spinal canal, rather than the posterior fossa. The resulting anatomic abnormality causes crowding of the structures at the craniocervical junction and can impair the normal flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in this region. This impairment in CSF flow dynamics can led to the development of syringomyelia or hydrocephalus. Type 1 CMs have been associated with a wide array of symptoms resulting from either cerebellar and brainstem compression and distortion or disturbances in CSF dynamics, and can affect both children and adults...
June 1, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
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