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Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is widely used to treat intracranial hypertension following traumatic brain injury (TBI) or cerebral vascular disease. Many studies have discussed complications of this procedure, and hydrocephalus is a common complication of DC. To further evaluate the relationship between DC and hydrocephalus, a review of the literature was(More)
INTRODUCTION Intraspinal tumor accompanied by hydrocephalus is an unusual but well-documented condition. Although many authors have proposed a variety of possible causes, the etiology is still unknown. Meanwhile, little has been discussed about the treatment strategy. CASE REPORT We report a case of intraspinal neurinoma accompanied by hydrocephalus. The(More)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene plays key roles not only in folate metabolism but also in carcinogenesis. The single nucleotide polymorphism MTHFR C677T has been indicated in the development of various tumors. The effect of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism on brain tumors remains poorly understood. We performed the present meta-analysis and(More)
OBJECTIVE The Cycle of Willis unites the internal carotid and vertebrobasilar system and maintains the stability of blood supply to the brain. This present study aims to analyze the anatomic variations in the anterior part of the Cycle of Willis. METHODS Forty five formalin-preserved human brains (90 cerebral hemispheres) with intact dura mater from(More)
BACKGROUND To assessed the significance of thoracic injury on the 30-day mortality and outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS TBI patients admitted to our department were retrospectively evaluated. We developed two prognostic models based on admission predictors with logistic regression analysis to assess the significance of thoracic injuries in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent evidence has supported the neuroprotective effect of bpV (pic), an inhibitor of phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN), in models of ischemic stroke. However, whether PTEN inhibitors improve long-term functional recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and whether PTEN affects blood brain barrier(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most malignant nervous system tumor with an almost 100 % recurrence rate. Thymopoietin (TMPO) has been demonstrated to be upregulated in various tumors, including lung cancer, breast cancer, and so on, but its role in GBM has not been reported. This study was aimed to determine the role of TMPO in GBM. METHODS Publicly(More)
Sesamin is a well-known antioxidant extracted from sesame seeds that exhibits various curative effects. The present study investigated whether sesamin would protect neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells against mechanical stretch injury-induced increases in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis. Additionally, the mechanisms underlying these actives were(More)
Many studies of protein expression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) have identified biomarkers for diagnosing or determining the prognosis of TBI. In this study, we searched for additional protein markers of TBI using a fluid perfusion impact device to model TBI in S-D rats. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry were used to identify(More)
Cerebral ischemia is an important cerebral vascular disease, and zinc is a necessary trace element for humans. In this work, a cerebral ischemia model of rabbit was established by operation. The samples of brain and serum in the animal models were collected. The Zn contents in the samples were determined by neutron activation analysis and inductively(More)