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Rev. bras. neurol ; 57(4): 40-46, out.-dez. 2021. ilus
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1359227

ABSTRACT

The description of arteries at the base of the human brain forming an 'arterial circle', named after Thomas Willis, has had a long history after the restoration of human dissection, partly due to the studies of many outstanding anatomists that preceded Willis. He provided, with the collaboration of Richard Lower and Christopher Wren, the first incontestable complete description, as recognized nowadays, accompanied by a superb illustration. Additionally, he presented an explanation for its meaning, indicating for the first time the functional significance of this structure, in health and disease. However, it should be recognized that the initial studies of the arteries of the base of the human brain by Willis' predecessors, as well as those from ancient times, despite their fragmentary descriptions, were certainly pivotal in paving the way for further and more detailed knowledge of this vascular formation.


A descrição das artérias da base do cérebro humano, formando um 'círculo arterial', designado com o nome de Thomas Willis, tem uma longa história após o restauro de dissecções humanas, em parte devido aos estudos de muitos anatomistas de renome que precederam Willis. Ele proveu, com a colaboração de Richard Lower e Christopher Wren, a primeira descrição completa e incontestável, assim como a reconhecida atualmente, acompanhada por uma ilustração soberba. Adicionalmente, apresentou uma explicação quanto ao seu significado, indicando pela primeira vez a importância funcional dessa estrutura, na saúde e na doença. Entretanto, deve ser reconhecido que os estudos iniciais das artérias da base do cérebro humano pelos predecessores de Willis, assim como os de tempos antigos, apesar de suas descrições fragmentárias, certamente foram fulcrais na pavimentação do caminho para o conhecimento mais avançado e detalhado dessa formação vascular.


Subject(s)
Humans , Carotid Arteries , Circle of Willis/anatomy & histology , Cerebrum/anatomy & histology , Cerebrum/innervation , Vertebral Artery , Dissection , Neurology/history
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Rev. bras. neurol ; 57(2): 8-13, abr.-jun. 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1280767

ABSTRACT

Dementia is a syndrome characterized by a decline of two or more cognitive functions, affecting social or professional life. Alzheimer's Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that represents 53% of dementia cases; memory loss, inability to recognize faces, impaired judgement, disorientation and confusion are possible common symptoms. Vascular Dementia is responsible for 42% of dementia cases, due to cerebrovascular pathologies, and the clinical aspects are related to the extension and location of the brain injury. Lewy Bodies Dementia is a neurodegenerative disorder that represents 15% of dementia cases, and its symptoms include visual hallucinations, parkinsonism and fluctuating cognitive decline. Frontotemporal dementia is a group of clinical syndromes, divided in Behavioral-variant, characterized by disinhibition, compulsions, apathy, aberrant sexual behavior and executive dysfunction; and Primary Progressive Aphasia, which is subdivided in Nonfluentvariant and Semantic-variant. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a reversible cause of dementia, with a wide clinical feature, that includes psychiatric symptoms such as depression and irritability, hematological symptoms related to anemia (e.g. dyspnea and fatigue), and neurological symptoms including dementia and neuropathy. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is also reversible, presenting forgetfulness, changes in mood, decline of executive functions, reduced attention, and a lack of interest in daily activities as symptoms. The radiological findings vary depending on the etiology of dementia. For that reason, understanding neuroimaging and clinical aspects is important to diagnose effectively.


A demência é uma síndrome que consiste em um declínio de um ou mais domínios cognitivos, que afeta o desempenho social ou profissional do indivíduo. A Doença de Alzheimer é um transtorno neurocognitivo que representa 53% dos casos de demência; seus sintomas podem incluir perda de memória, incapacidade de reconhecer rostos familiares, julgamento comprometido desorientação e confusão mental. A Demência Vascular é responsável por 42% dos casos de demência e é causada por doenças cerebrovasculares, seus achados clínicos são relacionados com o local e com a extensão do dano cerebral. Já a Demência por Corpos de Lewy é uma doença neurocognitiva que representa 15% dos casos de demência, cujos sintomas incluem alucinações visuais, parkinsonismo e flutuação cognitiva. A Demência Frontotemporal, por sua vez, é um grupo de síndromes, que se dividem em variante comportamental ­ caracterizada por desinibição, compulsão, apatia, hipersexualidade e disfunções executivas ­ e Afasia Progressiva Primária, subdividida em variante não-fluente e variante semântica, que cursam com disfunções da linguagem. Há, ainda, a Deficiência de Vitamina B12, uma causa reversível de demência. Ela possui um quadro clínico variado, que inclui sintomas psiquiátricos, como depressão e irritabilidade, sintomas hematológicos relacionados a anemia, como dispneia e fadiga) e sintomas neurológicos, que incluem demência e neuropatias. Uma outra causa reversível é a Hidrocefalia de Pressão Normal, que se apresenta com esquecimentos, alterações de humor, perda de função executiva e redução da atenção e do interesse nas atividades cotidianas. Os achados de neuroimagem variam dependendo da etiologia da demência. Assim, compreender os aspectos clínicos e radiológicos é importante para um diagnóstico efetivo..


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Dementia, Vascular/diagnosis , Dementia/complications , Dementia/epidemiology , Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis , Alzheimer Disease/epidemiology , Vitamin B 12 Deficiency/etiology , Prevalence , Cerebrum/diagnostic imaging , Neuroimaging/methods , Cognitive Dysfunction , Mental Status and Dementia Tests , Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure/etiology , Memory Disorders
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Dement. neuropsychol ; 15(2): 281-285, Apr.-June 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1286188

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ABSTRACT. Interest in anatomy dates from the earliest times. Such knowledge was acquired through dissections of animals and human corpses by many researchers. The macroscopic anatomy of the varied structures of the brain were identified over the centuries, and the predominating solid substance was seen as amorphous, and devoid of any specific function, until the Renaissance. René Descartes, a personage with a brilliant and creative mind, conceived the brain, its structure and function, in a distinct manner to what was known at his time. He valued the solid matter and gave it, for the first time, a theoretical minute structure, related to a presumptive function based on the presence of the pineal gland and the animal spirits, underlying cognitive, sensory and motor activities. Such structural view was endorsed, in a given sense, by the microscopic findings of Marcello Malpighi, which begun to change the understanding of the nervous system.


RESUMO. O interesse pela anatomia data desde a mais remota antiguidade. Esse conhecimento foi adquirido por meio de dissecções em animais e cadáveres humanos, por muitos pesquisadores. A anatomia macroscópica de variadas estruturas do cérebro foi identificada com o passar dos séculos, e a substância sólida predominante foi vista como amorfa e destituída de qualquer função específica até o período do Renascimento. René Descartes, um personagem com uma mente brilhante e criativa, concebeu o cérebro, sua estrutura e função, de um modo distinto ao que era conhecido no seu tempo. Ele valorizou e deu à substância sólida, pela primeira vez, uma estrutura teórica formada por elementos minúsculos, relacionada a uma função presuntiva, baseada na presença da glândula pineal e dos espíritos animais, subjacentes às atividades cognitiva, sensorial e motora. Essa vista estrutural foi, de certa maneira, endossada pelos achados microscópicos de Marcello Malpighi, o que começou a modificar a compreensão do sistema nervoso.


Subject(s)
Humans , Cerebrum , Pineal Gland , Microscopy
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An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) ; 54(1): 125-132, 20210000.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1178956

ABSTRACT

La transición demográfica mundial, ha permitido identificar el creciente aumento de la población mayor de 60 años, lo que conlleva la necesidad de generar políticas, programas o acciones que conserven o mejoren la calidad de vida de personas en esta etapa del curso vital. Una alimentación equilibrada y suficiente garantiza un bienestar integral; sin embargo, la globalización ha permeado las concepciones de una alimentación saludable, situación que ha favorecido la presencia de malnutrición y por lo mismo, el deterioro de sistemas y órganos en el que se incluye el tracto gastrointestinal. En los cuidados destinados al envejecimiento y a las personas mayores, la salud gastrointestinal presenta una destacada importancia, debido al rol que en la actualidad se le reconoce la microbiota en el eje intestino-cerebro, en la modulación del sistema inmunológico y en la etiología de enfermedades inflamatorias, neurodegenerativas o de salud mental. La siguiente revisión presenta como objetivo el desarrollar una búsqueda en diversas fuentes de información sobre la relevancia de la alimentación y nutrición para la mantención y equilibrio de la microbiota en personas mayores. Entre sus resultados se reconocen conceptos generales sobre la microbiota y el entrelazado que se genera con la nutrición y también la alimentación. A lo anterior, la revisión centra la atención en el rol de presenta la microbiota en las personas mayores, menciona algunos aportes de nuevas investigaciones y concluye con reflexiones sobre la importancia de incorporar los cuidados de la microbiota en la mantención estilos de vida saludables.


The global demographic transition has allowed to identify a growing increase in the population over 60 years old, which entails the need to generate policies, programs or actions that preserve or improve the quality of life of people at this stage of life. A balanced and sufficient diet guarantees an integral well-being; however, globalization has permeated the conceptions of a healthy diet, a situation that has favored the presence of malnutrition and, therefore, the deterioration of systems and organs including the gastrointestinal tract. In care for elderly aging, gastrointestinal health is of outstanding importance, due to the role that the microbiota is currently recognized in the gut-brain axis, in the modulation of the immune system and in the etiology of inflammatory, neurodegenerative or mental health diseases. The following review presents the objective of developing a search in various sources of information on the relevance of food and nutrition for the maintenance and balance of the microbiota in older people. Among their results, general concepts about the microbiota and the intertwining that is generated with nutrition and food are recognized. On the above, the review focuses on the role of the microbiota in older people, mentions some contributions from new research and ends with reflections about the importance of incorporating microbiota care in maintaining healthy lifestyles.


Subject(s)
Mental Health , Malnutrition , Cerebrum , Gastrointestinal Tract , Nutritional Sciences , Diet, Healthy , Immune System
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21200217, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339310

ABSTRACT

Abstract The proficiency of image processing is of extreme importance in perceiving and collecting information from the images, which includes the process of changing or interpreting existing images. In medical image processing, imaging with more accuracy plays a crucial role in better diagnosis or for the posterior analysis of treatment. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medicinal creative tool for studying the internal structures and functionalities of human brain, knee, heart, liver, etc. Typical MR scans are essential now for better diagnosis but, limited resolution that is often inadequate for extracting detailed and reliable information. So, for the super resolution (SR) of MR brain images concepts of compressive sensing (CS) & fuzzy logical rules to improve data quality are proposed in this paper. Usually, reconstruction of an SR image is the formation of high resolution (HR) image which is obtained from one or few low resolution (LR) images. In the proposed method, with the help of compressive sensing a very limited number of images are considered even though it's a challenging task and fuzzy logical rules for a specific membership function are applied to improve the resolution of the image. To assess the performance of the proposal, different metrics are evaluated and achieved better results.


Subject(s)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Fuzzy Logic , Data Compression , Cerebrum/diagnostic imaging
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Poiésis (En línea) ; 40(Ene. - Jul.): 39-51, 2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1342080

ABSTRACT

El presente artículo busca establecer los fundamentos de las funciones ejecutivas (FE) a nivel conceptual, para lo cual se plantea el seguimiento de los siguientes elementos: a) definición de las funciones cerebrales inferiores y superiores; b) relación entre FE y estructura anatomo-funcional; y c) confluencia final de las FE en un modelo integrador. a) Las funciones cerebrales inferiores están ligadas a los procesos más primitivos del ser humano. Permiten la satisfacción de necesidades básicas para la supervivencia; por tanto, se refieren a las capacidades adquiridas genéticamente sin que para su ejecución medie ningún proceso de aprendizaje. Por su parte, las funciones cerebrales superio-res se emparentan con los procesos neuropsicológicos bajo los cuales se sustenta la capacidad de modificar el ambiente y las circunstancias. Lo anterior ocurre gracias a: memoria, atención, lenguaje, razonamiento abstracto, actos gestuales y funciones ejecutivas (Rodríguez et al., 2006). Estas funciones cerebrales son el fundamento de las FE. b) Frente a su localización anatómica y funcional, Goldberg (2001) determina los lóbulos frontales como principal sustrato, por cuanto representan el centro ejecutivo del cerebro y la porción cerebral con mayor evolución de la corteza. Estos son los en-cargados de recibir la información de los estímulos y de la totalidad de las modalidades sensoriales. c) La anterior conceptualización permite definir las FE como un conjunto de capacidades referidas a la formulación de metas, planificación para el logro de dichas metas y la ejecución de la conducta de manera eficaz (Lezak, 1982).


This article seeks to establish the foundations of executive functions (EF) at a conceptual level, for which the following elements are proposed: a) definition of lower and higher brain functions; b) relationship between EF and anatomical-functional structure; and c) final confluence of EF in an integrative model. a) Lower brain functions are linked to the most primitive processes of the human being. They allow the satisfaction of basic needs for survival; therefore, they refer to genetically acquired capacities without any learning process for their execution. On the other hand, higher brain functions are related to the neuropsychological processes under which the capacity to modify the environment and circumstances is sustained. This occurs thanks to: memory, attention, language, abstract reasoning, gestural acts and executive functions (Rodriguez et al., 2006). These brain functions are the foundation of EF. b) Regarding its anatomical and functional location, Goldberg (2001) determines the frontal lobes as the main substrate, since they represent the executive center of the brain and the cerebral portion with the highest evolution of the cortex. These are responsible for receiving information from stimuli and from the totality of sensory modalities. c) The above conceptualization allows defining EF as a set of capacities referred to the formulation of goals, planning for the achievement of these goals and the execution of behavior in an effective manner (Lezak, 1982).


Subject(s)
Humans , Cerebrum/physiology , Cognition , Neurology , Neuropsychology
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Autops. Case Rep ; 11: e2021268, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1249029

ABSTRACT

Background Neonatal acute liver failure (NALF) is a rare and life-threatening condition. It causes bilirubin to accumulate to a dangerous level in the body, causing permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and lungs. In many cases, the etiology of NALF remains unknown. Case presentation We described a case of an 8-day-old baby girl who presented with poor oral intake, lethargy, and jaundice. Her clinical condition rapidly deteriorated with progression to multi-organ failure, and despite intensive resuscitation efforts, she expired. At autopsy, the most significant findings were liver necrosis, yellow hyaline membrane deposition in the lungs, and bilirubin deposition in the brain (kernicterus). Conclusions NALF is a rare and potentially fatal condition necessitating prompt recognition and disease-specific treatment approaches. Toxic accumulation of bilirubin in the lungs can lead to hypoxia and precipitate further ischemic injury to the liver.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Child , Hyaline Membrane Disease/pathology , Kernicterus/pathology , Autopsy , Rare Diseases , Cerebrum/pathology , Lung/pathology
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Rev. bras. neurol ; 56(4): 31-34, out.-dez. 2020. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1140812

ABSTRACT

Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy is the most commom form of focal epilepsy in adults. Its clinical features include focal seizure, dysmnestic symptoms ­ such as déjà vu or jamais vu ­ and autonomic or psychic aura. We reported two cases of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with similar clinical features, but with entirely different etiologies. Mesial temporal sclerosis contributes up to 70% of all mesial temporal lobe epilepsy cases and MRI usually shows reduced hippocampal volume and increased signal intensity on T2-weighted imaging. Incomplete hippocampal inversion has uncertain relation with epilepsy and is characterized by an atypical verticalized and medially positioned anatomical pattern of the hippocampus and also a deep collateral sulcus.


A epilepsia do lobo temporal mesial é a forma mais comum de epilepsia focal em adultos. Suas características clínicas incluem crises focais, sintomas dismnésicos - como déjà vu ou jamais vu - e aura autonômica ou psíquica. Relatamos dois casos de pacientes com epilepsia do lobo temporal mesial com manifestações clínicas semelhantes, mas com etiologias completamente diferentes. A esclerose mesial temporal contribui com até 70% de todos os casos de epilepsia do lobo temporal mesial e, geralmente, na ressonância magnética, apresenta atrofia do hipocampo e hipersinal na imagem ponderada em T2. A rotação incompleta do hipocampo possui uma relação incerta com a epilepsia e é caracterizada por alteração da estrutura interna do hipocampo, com um sulco colateral verticalizado e profundo.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe/diagnosis , Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe/drug therapy , Seizures , Carbamazepine/administration & dosage , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Cerebrum/anatomy & histology , Hippocampus/abnormalities , Anticonvulsants/therapeutic use
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Iatreia ; 33(4): 324-332, oct.-dic. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1143084

ABSTRACT

RESUMEN Introducción: la primera causa de muerte por cáncer son las metástasis. La supervivencia media, para pacientes no tratados, es máximo de tres meses, que pueden extenderse de seis a doce con radioterapia y quimioterapia, dependiendo del tumor. La radiocirugía estereotáctica dirige la radiación ionizante a una metástasis guiada por tomografía computarizada o resonancia magnética, reduciendo así la radiación en el tejido normal y los efectos adversos. Su principal objetivo es lograr el control tumoral en los pacientes con oligometástasis. Métodos: estudio observacional, retrospectivo, con fuente mixta; se describen los resultados del tratamiento con CyberKnife® en metástasis cerebrales. Resultados: se evaluaron 31 pacientes con 62 metástasis, la edad media fue de 54 años y 74,2 % fueron mujeres. El cáncer de pulmón fue el origen más frecuente (54,8 %), La mitad de los casos tenía más de dos metástasis. La ubicación más común fue en los lóbulos frontales (33,9 %), siendo necróticas el 48,4 % de las lesiones. Hubo tratamiento previo en el 69,4 % de los tumores. Hubo radionecrosis en el 19,4 % de las lesiones, edema vasogénico en 77,4 % de ellas y recaída en 59,7 %. Se redujo el tamaño del tumor en el 80,7 % de las lesiones y se alcanzó el control tumoral en el 83,9 % de estas. Conclusión: el tratamiento con CyberKnife® logró el control en, por lo menos, cuatro quintas partes de las lesiones, con influencia de la ubicación de las metástasis en el sistema nervioso central y una aceptable prevalencia de la radionecrosis como complicación.


SUMMARY Background: Cancer ́s first cause of death are metastases. Mean survival for untreated patients is 3 months, which can extend to six or twelve months with conventional radiotherapy or chemotherapy, depending on the tumor. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a method which aims an ionizing radiation dose towards an intracranial target, guided by computarized tomography or magnetic resonance, reducing radiation on healthy brain tissue, as well as adverse effects. Its main indication is to achieve tumor control in patients with oligometastases. Methods: Retrospective, observational study, with primary and secondary sources for data, for describing results of CyberKnife® treatment. Results: Data were available for 31 patients and 62 metastases. Mean age was 54 years, 74,19% were women. Lung cancer was the most frequent primary tumor (54,8%); half of the cases had more than two metastases; most common location was frontal lobes (33,9%), being 48,4% of the tumors morphologically necrotic. There was a previous treatment in 69,4% of the tumors. There was radionecrosis in 19,4% of the metastases, vasogenic edema in 77,4% of them and relapses in 59,7% of the tumors. Tumor size was reduced in 80,7% of the metastases and tumor control was achieved in 83,9% of them. Conclusions: CyberKnife® was able to achieve control in at least four fifths of the treated metastases, with a relevant influence of metastases ́ location in central nervous and an acceptable prevalence of radionecrosis as a complication.


Subject(s)
Humans , Radiosurgery , Cerebrum , Neoplasm Metastasis , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Drug Therapy
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Rev. argent. neurocir ; 34(4): 315-322, dic. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1150444

ABSTRACT

Introducción: La dupla Cyberknife y bisturí de rayos gamma (Infini) que se describe es la primera en Latinoamérica. Ambas máquinas han mostrado ser los mejores equipos para radiocirugía intracraneal. Se describe la experiencia inicial de Cyberknife en Centroamérica y su incorporación a un programa existente de bisturí de rayos gamma por vía de análisis comparativos dosimétricos. Material y método: En el año 2019 se realizaron planes comparativos y se trataron 180 pacientes con radiocirugía intracraneal con ambos sistemas tanto en patología tumoral, como vascular y funcional. Resultados: En el análisis dosimétrico comparativo en el gradiente de dosis de Infini mostró ser superior a Cyberknife en todos los casos. Para una esfera utilizando el colimador de 4 mm en Infini y de 5 mm en Cyberknife utilizando un plan isocéntrico con el -Trigeminal Path- el gradiente de dosis para Infini fue de 1.5 y para Cyberknife de 1.66. Para los casos de patología el gradiente de dosis media para Infini fue de 3 mm y para Cyberknife de 3.8 mm. Dando un puntaje de gradiente de dosis (Gradient Score Index) si Infini fuese de 100, Cyberknife obtuvo 87.3. Cyberknife mostró mejor conformalidad y cobertura (97% versus 96%) para todos los targets. Entre enero 2019 y enero 2020 se realizaron 180 radiocirugías, 60 con Cyberknife y 120 con Infini, 60 pacientes recibieron 146 sesiones con Cyberknife, radiocirugía fraccionada 39 (65%) y 21 (35%) en sesión única. Las dosis medias en tumores en dosis única fue 15 Gy (12.5 a 25 Gy) y en radiocirugía fraccionada 21 Gy (18 y 35). Ningún paciente ha experimentado toxicidad mayor a grado dos. Conclusiones: El bisturí de rayos gamma rotatorio reveló superioridad en gradiente de dosis con relación al Cyberknife. En su primer año Cyberknife ha mostrado ser una herramienta segura en el tratamiento de patología intracraneal. Más seguimiento clínico y radiológico es necesario para verificar su efectividad comparativa


Introduction: The match between Cyberknife and Infini here described in this article is the first in Latinamerica. Both machines have proven to be the best for intracranial radiosurgery, we describe our initial experience with Cyberknife in Central America and how it was incorporated in an existing gamma ray program by ways of dosimetry comparisons. Methods: During 2019 comparative plans were made and a total of 180 patients received intracranial radiosurgery with both technologies, patients were treated for tumors, vascular anomalies, and functional pathology. Results: Basic dosimetry analysis regarding dose gradient the Infini proved superior to Cyberknife in all plans. For a sphere using the 4 mm collimator in Infini and the 5 mm in Cyberknife along with an isocentric plan using the -Trigeminal Path- dose gradient was 1.5 for Infini and 1.66 for Cyberknife. For the pathology cases Infini was 3 mm and for Cyberknife 3.8 mm on mean. Giving a Gradient Score Index (GSI) if Infini would be 100, Cyberknife would be 87.3. Cyberknife showed better conformality and coverage for all pathology targets (97% versus 96%). From January 2019 to January 2020, 180 intracranial radiosurgeries were done, 60 with Cyberknife and 120 with Infini, 60 patients received 146 sessions with Cyberknife, fractionated scheme 39 (65%) and 21 (35%) single dose. The median dose for tumors was 15 Gy (12.5 a 25 Gy) for single session and 21 Gy (18 y 35) for fractionated scheme. No patient experienced a higher toxicity tan grade two. Conclusions: In its first year Cyberknife has shown to be safe in treating intracranial pathology. Infini had a better dose gradient than Cyberknife. Longer clinical and radiological follow-up is needed to verify its comparative effectiveness.


Subject(s)
Humans , Radiosurgery , Cerebrum , Neoplasm Metastasis , Neoplasms , Neurosurgery
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Rev. cuba. pediatr ; 92(2): e1063, abr.-jun. 2020.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1126756

ABSTRACT

Introducción: Se actualiza la relación del eje microbiota-intestino-cerebro con enfermedades neurológicas y psiquiátricas, en particular en trastornos del comportamiento en la infancia y adultos postulados en años recientes. Objetivo: Analizar la participación del eje microbiota-intestino-cerebro con alteraciones del comportamiento humano, con preferencia en la infancia y el papel de la disbiosis como factor determinante. Métodos: Se revisaron las publicaciones sobre el tema en español e inglés en bases de datos de PubMed, Google Scholar, SciELO y Latindex desde el 2015 hasta el 30 septiembre de 2019. Resultados: Se actualizaron los criterios sobre el papel del eje microbiota-intestino-cerebro, posibles vías de acción y asociación con disbiosis y otros factores, desencadenados por alteración de la microbiota intestinal y su influencia en los trastornos del comportamiento mental, representados por el espectro autista, hipoactividad/ hiperexcitabilidad, ansiedad y depresión. Consideraciones finales: Los conocimientos alcanzados en el último decenio en estudios experimentales en ratones y la aplicación de sus resultados en humanos, sobre el papel del eje bidireccional microbiota-intestino-cerebro y sus relaciones con el equilibrio y desequilibrio de la microbiota intestinal, argumentan la posible participación del eje referido en el neurodesarrollo, afectación cerebral y neuromodulación y en especial en trastornos de conducta, como el espectro autista y otras afecciones analizadas(AU)


Introduction: The microbiota-gut-brain axis´ relation with neurological and psychiatric diseases is updated, in particular in behavioral disorders in children and adults postulated in recent years. Objective: To analyze the participation of the microbiota-gut-brain axis in alterations of human behavior, with a preference in childhood and the role of dysbiosis as a determining factor. Methods: It was reviewed the literature on the subject in Spanish and English in databases of PubMed, Google Scholar, SciELO and Latindex from 2015 until September 30, 2019. Results: The criteria were updated on the role of the microbiota-gut-brain axis, possible ways of action and association with dysbiosis and other factors triggered by alteration of the intestinal microbiota and its influence on mental behavior disorders represented by the autism spectrum, hypoactivity/ hyperexcitability, anxiety and depression. Conclusions: Knowledge achieved in the last decade in experimental studies in mice and the application of their results in humans, the role of the microbiota-gut-brain bi-directional axis and its relations with the balance and imbalance of the intestinal microbiota argue on the possible involvement of the referred axis in neurodevelopment, brain affectation and neuromodulation, and especially in behavioral disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders and other conditions analyzed(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Cerebrum/microbiology , Dysbiosis/complications , Gastrointestinal Microbiome/physiology , Mental Disorders/complications
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Rev. bras. neurol ; 56(2): 46-52, abr.-jun. 2020. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1103037

ABSTRACT

The nature of memory and the search for its localization have been a subject of interest since Antiquity. After millennia of hypothetical concepts the core memory-related structures finally began to be identified through modern scientifically-based methods at the diencephalic, hippocampal, and neocortical levels. However, there was a clear temporal delay between the finding of these anatomic structures ignoring their function, and their identification related to memory function. Thus, the core structures begun to be identified with a pure anatomical view in the late Middle Ages on, while the memory function related to them was discovered much later, in the late Modern Period.


A natureza da memória e a busca de sua localização tem sido objeto de interesse desde a Antiguidade. Após milênios de conceitos hipotéticos as estruturas centrais relacionadas com a memória finalmente começaram a ser identificadas através de métodos modernos com base científica, nos níveis diencefálico, hipocampal e neocortical. Entretanto, houve um claro retardo temporal entre o achado dessas estruturas anatômicas ignorando sua função e sua identificação relacionada à função da memória. Assim, as estruturas centrais começaram a ser identificadas com uma visão puramente anatômica da Idade Média tardia em diante, enquanto a função da memória relacionada com as mesmas foi descoberta muito mais tarde, no Período Moderno tardio.


Subject(s)
Humans , History, 19th Century , History, 20th Century , Cerebral Cortex/anatomy & histology , Cerebrum/anatomy & histology , Memory/physiology , Neocortex , Diencephalon , Hippocampus
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Rev. argent. neurocir ; 34(2): 92-99, jun. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1123336

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Introducción: Las recomendaciones en el manejo de metástasis superiores a 2 cm especialmente las sintomáticas sugieren cirugía como primera opción. En el presente artículo se discute el papel de radiocirugía como primer manejo de estos pacientes. Material y método: Se evaluaron 37 pacientes sintomáticos con lesiones metastásicas superiores a 8.5 cc tratados con radiocirugía entre el 2011 y el 2018. Resultados: La media de volumen fue de 12.5 cc (8.5-78.4), 9 (24%) pacientes fueron tratados utilizando LINAC, el volumen medio fue de 20 cc (9.2-70 cc). Los tratamientos con Gamma-Ray fueron administrados a 28 (76%) pacientes, 9 (32%) de ellos en protocolo de radiocirugía adaptativa, la dosis para todo el grupo fue de 13.8 Gy (7.5-18 Gy), con dosis media de 17.9 Gy, el volumen medio fue de 16.3 cc (8.5-78.4 cc) para gamma. El Karnofsky al inicio era de 60 (50-70) y de 80 (60-100) a los 30 días (P=0.0001). A los 30 días, 95% de las lesiones habían reducido su tamaño en un 74% (11-95%). La sobrevida media de la serie fue de 19 meses (4-34), el riesgo acumulado de muerte del SNC fue de 5.4%. Conclusiones: Radiocirugía en nuestra experiencia ha mostrado ser eficaz en el control de metástasis a cerebro de gran tamaño, reduciendo la necesidad de cirugí


Introduction: Current recommendations with regards to metastases larger than 2 cm specially in symptomatic patients suggest surgery as a first choice. We analyze the role of upfront radiosurgery as first line of treatment in such patients. Methods: 37 symptomatic patients that harbored tumors greater than 8.5 cc in volume were treated from 2011 to January 2018. Results: The median tumor volume was 12.5 cc (8.5-78.4), 9 (24%) patients were treated with LINAC with a volume of 20 cc (9.2-70 cc). The treatments with GammaRay were administrated to 28 (76%) patients, 9 (32%) of them with adaptive radiosurgery protocol, the prescription dose for the gamma group was 13.8 Gy (7.5-18Gy) mean dose of 17.9 Gy (13.2-23.3 Gy) with a mean volume of 16.3 cc (8.5-78.4 cc). Karnofsky score was 60 (50-70) the day of treatment and 80 (60-100) at 30 days (P=0.0001). At 30 days, 95% of the tumors had reduced in size in a 74% (11-95%) for those evaluated. Median survival was 19 months (4-34), with an accumulative risk of death from central nervous progression of 5.4%. Conclusions: Radiosurgery in our experience has shown to be effective in controlling large metastases, reducing the need for open surgery.


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Humans , Female , Breast Neoplasms , Central Nervous System , Radiosurgery , Cerebrum , Neoplasm Metastasis , Neoplasms , Neurosurgery
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Rev. argent. neurocir ; 34(2): 100-115, jun. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1123341

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Introducción: El lóbulo de la ínsula, o ínsula, se encuentra oculto en la superficie lateral del cerebro. La ínsula está localizada profundamente en el surco lateral o cisura silviana, recubierta por los opérculos frontal, parietal y temporal. Objetivo: Estudiar la compleja anatomía del lóbulo de la ínsula, una de las regiones de mayor complejidad quirúrgica del cerebro humano, y su correlación anatómica con casos quirúrgicos. Material y Métodos: En la primera parte de este estudio presentamos los resultados de nuestras disecciones microquirúrgicas en fotografías 2 D y 3D; en la segunda parte de nuestro trabajo, la correlación anatómica con una serie de 44 cirugías en pacientes con tumores de la ínsula, principalmente gliomas, operados entre 2007 y 2014. Resultados: Extenso conjunto de fibras subcorticales, incluyendo el fascículo uncinado, fronto-occipital inferior y el fascículo arcuato, conectan la ínsula a las regiones vecinas. Varias estructuras anatómicas responsables por déficits neurológicos severos están íntimamente relacionadas con la cirugía de la ínsula, tales como lesiones de la arteria cerebral media, cápsula interna, áreas del lenguaje en el hemisferio dominante y arterias lenticuloestriadas. Conclusión: El entrenamiento en laboratorio de neuroanatomía, estudio de material impreso en 3D, el conocimiento sobre neurofisiología intra-operatoria y el uso de armamento neuroquirúrgico moderno son factores que influencian en los resultados quirúrgicos


Introduction: The insular lobe, or insula, is the cerebral lobe sitting deep in the sylvian fissure and hidden by the lateral surface of the brain. It is covered by the frontal, parietal and temporal operculum. Objectives: To study the anatomy of the insular lobe, one of the most complex parts of the human brain, and to correlate this anatomy with intraoperative findings. Materials and Methods: In the first part of this article we show the results of our dissections, documented in 2D and 3D, and focus on microsurgical anatomy. In the second part we correlate the anatomical structures with intraoperative findings from 44 insular tumor surgeries, mainly gliomas, of patients operated on from 2007 to 2014. Results: Huge bundles of subcortical fibers, like uncinate, inferior fronto-occipital and arcuate fascicles, connect the insula to the neighboring structures. Several anatomical structures related to neurological disabilities are closely related to insular surgery, like the middle cerebral artery, internal capsule, lenticulostriate arteries and cortical and subcortical language circuits. Conclusions: Microsurgical laboratory training, 3D documentation, knowledge of brain mapping and modern neurosurgical armamentarium are important factors in achieving good results with insular glioma tumors.


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Humans , Temporal Lobe , Brain , Brain Mapping , Cerebrum , Anatomy , Neuroanatomy
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Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam ; 54(2): 173-182, jun. 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1130592

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Se realizó un estudio sobre treinta pacientes con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA) que asisten para su atención a centros especializados que funcionan en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires y en el conurbano bonaerense. A todos ellos se les efectuó un estudio psico-neuro-cognitivo exhaustivo, según la escala IDEA (Inventario del Espectro Autista) que tiene el objetivo de evaluar doce dimensiones características significativas en estos pacientes, con cuatro niveles de puntuación en cada una de las dimensiones estudiadas. Los padres o tutores completaron una encuesta con datos epidemiológicos y se investigaron posibles factores de alergias y/o intolerancias presentes. Esta encuesta también se hizo extensiva a otras familias con niños autistas, para que los datos epidemiológicos fueran representativos de una población mayor. Sobre los treinta pacientes estudiados se dosaron anticuerpos antiendomisio y antitransglutaminasa, ambos asociados con la enfermedad celíaca; IgE total, asociada a procesos de alergia y a parasitosis; homocisteína sérica o urinaria, cortisol sérico o urinario y factor neurotrófico derivado del cerebro (BNDF). Se trataron de establecer posibles asociaciones causales entre los parámetros estudiados y las manifestaciones de los trastornos autistas.


Thirty patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who attend specialized centers in Buenos Aires and its suburbs were carefully studied. All of them underwent a psycho-neuro-cognitive study. The psychologists used the IDEA (Autism Spectrum Inventory) scale which is focused on twelve characteristically significant dimensions with four typical levels in each of those dimensions studied. Their parents or guardians completed a survey with epidemiological data and possible factors of allergies and/or intolerance presence were investigated. This survey was also distributed among other families with children with ASD condition so that the epidemiological results were taken from a larger number of cases. Anti-endomysial and anti-transglutaminase antibodies usually related to celiac disease, total IgE related to allergic processes, homocysteine measures in serum or urine, cortisol measured in serum or urine and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF) were dosed in all the cases. The aim was to establish possible causal associations between the studied parameters and the manifestations of the autism spectrum disorder.


Foi conduzido um estudo em trinta pacientes com transtorno do espectro autista (TEA) que para serem atendidos frequentam centros especializados que operam na Cidade Autônoma de Buenos Aires e seus arrededores. Todos eles foram submetidos a um exaustivo estudo psico-neurocognitivo, de acordo com a escala IDEA (Inventário do Espectro Autista) que visa avaliar doze características significativas desses pacientes, com quatro níveis de pontuação em cada uma das dimensões estudadas. Os pais ou responsáveis responderam uma pesquisa com dados epidemiológicos e foram pesquisados possíveis fatores de alergias e / ou intolerâncias presentes. Essa pesquisa também foi estendida a outras famílias com crianças autistas, de modo que os dados epidemiológicos fossem representativos de uma população maior. Anticorpos antiendomísio e antitransglutaminase foram dosados nos trinta pacientes estudados, ambos associados à doença celíaca; IgE total associada a processos de alergia e a parasitose; homocisteína sérica ou urinária, cortisol sérico ou urinário e fator neurotrófico derivado do cérebro (BNDF). Tentou-se estabelecer possíveis associações causais entre os parâmetros estudados e as manifestações dos transtornos autistas.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Neurobiology , Biomarkers , Allergy and Immunology , Autism Spectrum Disorder , Autism Spectrum Disorder/complications , Association , Attention , Celiac Disease , Cerebrum
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Rev. bras. neurol ; 56(1): 19-22, jan.-mar. 2020. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1095933

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This paper aims to describe a case of an immunocompetent 60-year-old patient presenting a subarachnoid hemorrhage in the absence of aneurysmal disease. Initial evaluation pointed to vasculitis of the central nervous system secondary to meningeal infection. After initial treatment, a cerebrospinal fluid leak was identified, with no antecedent of trauma, elucidating the origin of infection. Primary cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea has nonspecific symptomatology, defying diagnosis, and potentially serious complications. It represents an unusual predisposing factor for meningeal infection and secondary vasculitis. This case report exemplifies a feared complication of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leakage.


O estudo objetiva relatar um caso clínico de uma paciente imunocompetente de 60 anos apresentando hemorragia subaracnoide na ausência de doença aneurismática. Avaliação inicial apontou para vasculite de sistema nervoso central secundária à infecção meníngea. Após tratamento inicial, uma fístula liquórica foi identificada, sem antecedente de trauma, elucidando a origem da infecção. Rinorreia liquórica primária possui sintomatologia inespecífica, diagnóstico desafiador e complicações potencialmente graves. Representa um raro fator predisponente para infecção meníngea e vasculite. Este relato de caso exemplifica uma complicação temida da rinorreia liquórica espontânea.


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Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea/complications , Vasculitis, Central Nervous System/diagnosis , Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Vasculitis, Central Nervous System/etiology , Cerebrum/diagnostic imaging , Meningitis/etiology
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