Chengyuan Wu

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OBJECTIVE To describe mesial temporal lobe ablated volumes, verbal memory, and surgical outcomes in patients with medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) treated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided stereotactic laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT). METHODS We prospectively tracked seizure outcome in 20 patients at Thomas(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical characteristics and treatment of meningiomas in children. METHODS One hundred and sixty-six meningiomas in children, including 12 cases treated in Qilu hospital and 8 series reported in the literature, were analyzed retrospectively on sex, age distribution, presenting symptoms, signs, radiological and pathological findings,(More)
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common nosocomial infections. These complications lead to revision surgery, delayed wound healing, increased use of antibiotics, and increased length of hospital stay, all of which have a significant impact on patients and the cost of health care. Such intraoperative factors as proper skin preparation, adherence(More)
Twiddler's syndrome is the conscious or unconscious manipulation of implantable pulse generators (IPGs) or associated wire systems by the patient. Most commonly, this complication has been documented in patients with cardiac pacemakers, but there are reported cases in patients with deep brain stimulators. Twisting of stimulator systems results in(More)
OBJECTIVES Epilepsy continues to provide challenges to clinicians, as a significant proportion of patients continue to suffer from seizures despite medical and surgical treatments. Neurostimulation has emerged as a new treatment modality that has the potential to improve quality of life and occasionally be curative for patients with medically refractory(More)
1-Methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) induces microglial activation and degeneration of dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons. Donepezil is a well-known acetylcholinesterase inhibitor used clinically to treat cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that MPP+ promotes microglial M1 polarization and suppresses(More)
To study the clinical characteristics of cystic meningiomas, we analyzed retrospectively 21 patients with cystic meningiomas and reviewed the literature with regard to clinical presentation, imaging features, preoperative diagnosis, surgical findings, and histopathological results. The cysts were classified into intratumoral and peritumoral cysts based on(More)
Endothelial dysfunction and disruption of the blood-brain barrier have been found to be associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the mechanisms underlying these effects have yet to be elucidated. It has also been found that activated protein C (APC) displays neuroprotective properties. Presently, the effects of APC on PD remain unknown. Using a(More)
Malignant (anaplastic) meningioma constitutes a rare subset of meningioma. The aim of the study was to study clinical features and management of malignant meningiomas. Twenty-two patients with malignant meningiomas were surgically treated in our department between January 1986 and January 2005 in Qilu hospital, and we reviewed each patient's clinical(More)
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is now a standard treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). The goal of MVD is to decompress the trigeminal root from offending vessels, aiming at a permanent cure with no or little sensory deficit. Preoperative identification of neurovascular compression, therefore, has potentially important implications for(More)