Marian Christoph Neidert

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Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) often leads to hydrocephalus, which is commonly treated by placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. There is controversy over which factors affect the need for such treatment. In this study, data were prospectively collected from 389 consecutive patients who presented with an aneurysm-associated SAH at a single center.(More)
OBJECTIVE Klotho is a lifespan-influencing gene expressed mainly in the kidneys. Soluble α-Klotho (αKL) is released into the circulation. In this study, we present baseline αKL serum levels of patients with acromegaly compared with controls with other pituitary adenomas and assess changes following transsphenoidal surgery. DESIGN Prospective controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Meningiomas are associated with the highest postoperative rate of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) among all intracranial tumors. The aim of this study is to compare two entirely different VTE prophylaxis regimens in 724 consecutive patients undergoing meningioma surgery. METHODS Two cohorts at a single institution treated with different(More)
To present our intraoperative low-field magnetic resonance imaging (ioMRI) technique for stereotactic brain biopsy in various intracerebral lesions. Seventy-eight consecutive patients underwent stereotactic biopsies with the PoleStar N-20/N-30 ioMRI system and data were evaluated retrospectively. Biopsy technique included ioMRI before surgery, followed by(More)
Meningiomas in children are rare, especially those located at the skull base. In this study, we report our experience of meningioma surgery in the pediatric population and compare our findings of skull base (SB) versus non-skull base (NSB) meningiomas. From our database of 724 surgically treated meningioma patients at the University Hospital, Zurich between(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe an association of growth hormone (GH) secreting pituitary microadenomas and empty sella (ES), which has been described in case reports - the underlying mechanisms are unclear. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed patients operated for GH-producing pituitary adenomas between February 2004 and February 2009. Magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Acromegaly is characterized by excessively high GH and IGF1 levels. Recent data suggest that soluble Klotho (sKlotho) is also elevated in patients with active acromegaly. sKlotho decreases towards normal following removal of the GH-producing pituitary adenoma. The Klotho gene was identified in mice following its accidental disruption by ectopic DNA. It is(More)
OBJECTIVES In acromegaly, disease activity is biochemically assessed by growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels. However, they are often discrepant, as several factors including gender influence their relationship. We recently found excessively high serum levels of soluble Klotho (sKl) in acromegalic patients, which depended on(More)
BACKGROUND Acromegaly is an illness usually defined by excessively high growth hormone (GH) and insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels, the latter mainly reflecting GH action on the liver. IGF-1, also known as somatomedin C, mediates several actions of GH. The diagnosis and management of acromegaly is relatively straight forward, but long-term(More)
Spinal melanocytoma is one of the most infrequent space-occupying lesions of the central nervous system. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of primary bifocal intradural melanocytoma of heterogenous pathological grade to date. We report the case of a 43-year old patient with primary bifocal melanocytoma, clinically and radiologically(More)