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The 45-minute Gamma Knife procedure is already used to treat hard-to-reach brain tumours. But now it is being offered to those with tangled, weakened blood vessels in the brain.
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Central neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat and, subsequently, cause a great amount of disability and distress to patients, which limits quality of life. Common etiologies include the following: stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, infection, vasculitis, and malignancy. This case is a description of an 18-yr-old male patient diagnosed with a grade IV diffuse glioma who experienced severe neuropathic pain refractory to first-line treatment options including the following: gabapentinoids, tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. The patient remained on high-...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
St. Elizabeth Healthcare is expanding its clinical partnership with a neurosurgical physician group to provide more complex interventional stroke and brain tumor services.
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Funded PHD candidate position at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)The BCBL invites applications for four 4-year full-time Ph.D positions in Cognitive Neuroscience funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Universities, within the call “Ayudas Predoctorales Severo Ochoa 2019” (to be opened in the fall 2019). The thesis projects/positions will be included in the following research lines: One PhD position: Neurobiological indices of language development in infancy (under the su...
Source: Talking Brains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs
l C Abstract Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder, characterized by cafe-au-lait macules, benign neurofibromas as well as malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours, freckling in the axillary or inguinal regions, optic glioma and Lisch nodules (iris hamartomas) and further manifestations like bone deformities etc. Additionally, NF1 patients are at increased risk of early-onset cerebrovascular diseases, the pathogenesis of which has not been clarified yet. Here we report the first case of two siblings with NF1 who suffered an acute ischemic stroke. Professionals treating NF...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research
AbstractA healthy brain is essential for living a longer and fuller life. Detecting asymptomatic white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) may be clinically important in terms of treatment and prognostic evaluation. WMHs in brain may reflect brain aging. Androgenic alopecia (AGA) is associated with significant cardiovascular risk factors that also have a negative impact on brain aging. The main purpose of present study was to know whether alopecia might provide predictive information of WMHs that may be considered as a surrogate marker of cerebral small vessel disease which is related to arteriolosclerosis and vascular risk fac...
Source: Brain Imaging and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Li X, Chu S, Liu Y, Chen N Abstract Rhubarb is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine; it has been used in China for thousands of years. Rhubarb anthraquinones are the major medicinal ingredients derived from rhubarb including emodin, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol, rhein, physcion, and danthron. These different anthraquinone derivatives alone or in combination play a therapeutic role in central nervous system diseases (CNSD), such as cerebral ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, Alzheimer's disease, depression, and others. We review the experimental studies on thes...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Carota A, Bogousslavsky J Abstract Hallucinations, delusions, and confabulations are common symptoms between neurology and psychiatry. The neurological diseases manifesting with such symptoms (dementia, epilepsy, Korsakoff's disease, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, migraine, right hemisphere stroke and others) would be the key to understand their biological mechanisms, while the cognitive sciences, neuropharmacology and functional neuroimaging would be the tools of such researches. It is possible to understand the perceptive rules of the mind and the mechanisms of the human consciousness based on these ...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
Ronnie Kerman, of Bransholme, was found lifeless in his cot in March 2018 by his father. He is receiving chemotherapy for a brain tumour which caused the stroke and left him unable to use his legs.
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A 13-year-old female was diagnosed with a ponto- medullary brainstem glioma and following unsuccessful treatment with chemotherapy, underwent focal photon intensity modulated radiation therapy that resulted in a favorable response. Ten years later, the patient presented with acute onset left-sided hemiplegia and headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at presentation showed a large contrast- enhancing lesion with surrounding vasogenic edema and reduced diffusivity on diffusion- weighted imaging most concerning for a high grade secondary malignancy (Figure 1).
Source: Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
This 13-year-old girl was diagnosed with a ponto-medullary brainstem glioma, and following unsuccessful treatment with chemotherapy, she underwent focal photon intensity-modulated radiation therapy that resulted in a favorable response. Ten years later, she presented with acute left hemiplegia and headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at presentation showed a large contrast-enhancing lesion with surrounding vasogenic edema and reduced diffusivity on diffusion-weighted imaging, most concerning for a high-grade secondary malignancy (Fig 1).
Source: Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Clinical Letter Source Type: research
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