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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728046/advanced-morphological-neuroimaging-study-in-lateral-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-multicentric-study
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Roberta Vasta, Alessia Sarica, Francesca Bisulli, Giancarlo Di Gennaro, Alfredo D'Aniello, Jacopo C Difrancesco, Laura Canafoglia, Marina Casazza, Silvana Franceschetti, Carlotta Stipa, Paolo Tinuper, Laura Mumoli, Antonio Gambardella, Angelo Labate
Lateral temporal lobe epilepsy (lTLE) is a rare condition characterized by auditory auras or receptive aphasia, negative MRI, and relatively benign evolution. With the low number of cases in the world, our objective was to analyze a cohort of sporadic cases with lTLE (slTLE), in order to investigate possible cerebral morphological alterations. Forty patients with lTLE (34.93±12.08years of age) and 38 healthy controls (CTRL, 34.55±9.08years of age) were enrolled from four tertiary Italian epilepsy centers, which provided brain MRI T1-weighted images following a standard protocol for patients with epilepsy...
July 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715675/resting-state-brain-networks-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-impulse-control-disorders
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Alessandro Tessitore, Gabriella Santangelo, Rosa De Micco, Alfonso Giordano, Simona Raimo, Marianna Amboni, Fabrizio Esposito, Paolo Barone, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Carmine Vitale
INTRODUCTION: To investigate intrinsic neural networks connectivity changes in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with and without impulse control disorders (ICD). METHODS: Fifteen patients with PD with ICD (ICD+), 15 patients with PD without ICD (ICD-) and 24 age and sex-matched healthy controls (HC) were enrolled in the study. To identify patients with and without ICD and/or punding, we used the Minnesota Impulsive Disorders Interview (MIDI) and a clinical interview based on diagnostic criteria for each symptom...
June 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713925/the-atrophy-of-white-and-gray-matter-volume-in-patients-with-comitant-strabismus-evidence-from-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Jun Ouyang, Lu Yang, Xin Huang, Yu-Lin Zhong, Pei-Hong Hu, Ying Zhang, Chong-Gang Pei, Yi Shao
To compare the difference in white matter volume (WMV) and gray matter volume (GMV) between the comitant strabismus (CS) patients and health controls by voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and the relationship with behavioral performance. A total of 20 patients with comitant strabismus (10 males and 10 females), and 20 healthy subjects (10 males and 10 females) with matched age, sex status underwent magnetic resonance examination. The authors analyzed the original 3D T1 brain images using the VBM module. The comitant strabismus groups were compared with the control groups for the GMW and WMV of the entire brain...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707138/gray-matter-changes-and-cognitive-predictors-of-2-year-follow-up-abnormalities-in-early-onset-first-episode-psychosis
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Josefina Castro-Fornieles, Nuria Bargalló, Anna Calvo, Celso Arango, Immaculada Baeza, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Mara Parellada, Montserrat Graell, Carmen Moreno, Soraya Otero, Joost Janssen, Marta Rapado-Castro, Elena de la Serna
This study aims to examine regional gray matter (GM) changes over a period of 2 years in patients diagnosed with early-onset first-episode psychosis (EO-FEP), and to identify baseline predictors of abnormalities at the follow-up. Fifty-nine patients with EO-FEP aged 11-17 years were assessed. Magnetic resonance imaging was carried out at admission and 2 years later. Changes over time were assessed with voxel-based morphometry. Fifty-nine patients (34 schizophrenia-SCZ, 15 bipolar disorder-BP, and 10 other psychotic disorders) and 70 healthy controls were assessed...
July 13, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706481/adverse-effects-of-the-apolipoprotein-e-%C3%AE%C2%B54-allele-on-episodic-memory-task-switching-and-gray-matter-volume-in-healthy-young-adults
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Jianfei Nao, Hongzan Sun, Qiushi Wang, Shuang Ma, Shuo Zhang, Xiaoyu Dong, Ying Ma, Xiaoming Wang, Dongming Zheng
Many studies have shown that healthy elderly subjects and patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who carry the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε4 allele have worse cognitive function and more severe brain atrophy than non-carriers. However, it remains unclear whether this ApoE polymorphism leads to changes of cognition and brain morphology in healthy young adults. In this study, we used an established model to measure verbal episodic memory and core executive function (EF) components (response inhibition, working memory and task switching) in 32 ApoE ε4 carriers and 40 non-carriers between 20 years and 40 years of age...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703120/effects-of-body-habitus-on-internal-radiation-dose-calculations-using-the-5-year-old-anthropomorphic-male-models
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Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, Habib Zaidi
Computational phantoms are commonly used in internal radiation dosimetry to assess the amount and distribution pattern of energy deposited in various parts of the human body from different internal radiation sources. Radiation dose assessments are commonly performed on predetermined reference computational phantoms while the argument for individualized patient-specific radiation dosimetry exists. This study aims to evaluate the influence of body habitus on internal dosimetry and to quantify the uncertainties in dose estimation correlated with the use of fixed reference models...
July 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697581/altered-gray-matter-volume-and-functional-connectivity-of-the-motor-network-in%C3%A2-young%C3%A2-divers
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Xia Liu, Liansheng Liu, Fen Hou, Zhifeng Zhou, Qingying Wu, Hengguo Li
BACKGROUND: Motor learning and professional sports training can induce plastic changes in brain structures that are associated with distinct training demands. OBJECTIVE: To testify the hypothesis of that regional gray matter structures in the motor-related cortex and its functional connectivity (FC) are altered in young divers. METHODS: We undertook T1-voxel-based morphometry (VBM) structural and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging in groups of diving athletes (DAs) and demographically-matched healthy controls...
July 7, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695488/brain-structure-abnormalities-in-young-women-who-presented-conduct-disorder-in-childhood-adolescence
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Meenal Budhiraja, Ivanka Savic, Philip Lindner, Jussi Jokinen, Jari Tiihonen, Sheilagh Hodgins
The phenotype and genotype of antisocial behavior among females are different from those among males. Previous studies have documented structural brain alterations in males with antisocial behavior, yet little is known about the neural correlates of female antisocial behavior. The present study examined young women who had presented conduct disorder (CDW) prior to age 15 to determine whether brain abnormalities are present in adulthood and whether the observed abnormalities are associated with comorbid disorders or maltreatment that typically characterize this population...
July 10, 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692678/bilateral-effects-of-unilateral-cerebellar-lesions-as-detected-by-voxel-based-morphometry-and-diffusion-imaging
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Giusy Olivito, Michael Dayan, Valentina Battistoni, Silvia Clausi, Mara Cercignani, Marco Molinari, Maria Leggio, Marco Bozzali
Over the last decades, the importance of cerebellar processing for cortical functions has been acknowledged and consensus was reached on the strict functional and structural cortico-cerebellar interrelations. From an anatomical point of view strictly contralateral interconnections link the cerebellum to the cerebral cortex mainly through the middle and superior cerebellar peduncle. Diffusion MRI (dMRI) based tractography has already been applied to address cortico-cerebellar-cortical loops in healthy subjects and to detect diffusivity alteration patterns in patients with neurodegenerative pathologies of the cerebellum...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690225/-grey-matter-concentration-revealed-by-voxel-based-morphometry-in-individuals-with-cognitive-vulnerability-to-depression
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Shuwen Yuan, Hui Lei, Shuqiao Yao, Xiaocui Zhang
To explore the grey matter concentration in individuals with cognitive vulnerability to depression.
 Methods: Thirty individuals with cognitive vulnerability to depression and thirty age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled in this study, and they were subjected to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination. The grey matter concentration differences were compared between the two groups by using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) following MRI.
 Results: Individuals with cognitive vulnerability to depression showed significantly lower grey matter density in bilateral insular, left cerebellum, right supplementary motor area, and left precentral gyrus than those in the healthy controls, while the healthy controls showed significantly lower grey density in the right inferior frontal gyrus, right middle frontal gyrus, and left cuneus than those in the individuals with cognitive vulnerability to depression...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688264/the-role-of-ventromedial-prefrontal-cortex-volume-in-the-association-of-expressive-suppression-and-externally-oriented-thinking
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Xu Li, Jiamei Lu, Bingbing Li, Haijiang Li, Li Jin, Jiang Qiu
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that expressive suppression (ES) is linked to externally oriented thinking (EOT) through the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), and there are gender differences in their association. The present structural magnetic resonance imaging study was to investigate the neural bases of ES and EOT and their association in females versus males in a Chinese college sample. METHODS: A total of 142 participants (83 females) were enrolled, and they completed the ES subscale of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale, and anatomical scanning...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677254/partial-volume-model-for-brain-mri-scan-using-mp2rage
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Quentin Duché, Hervé Saint-Jalmes, Oscar Acosta, Parnesh Raniga, Pierrick Bourgeat, Vincent Doré, Gary F Egan, Olivier Salvado
MP2RAGE is a T1 weighted MRI sequence that estimates a composite image providing much reduction of the receiver bias, has a high intensity dynamic range, and provides an estimate of T1 mapping. It is, therefore, an appealing option for brain morphometry studies. However, previous studies have reported a difference in cortical thickness computed from MP2RAGE compared with widely used Multi-Echo MPRAGE. In this article, we demonstrated that using standard segmentation and partial volume estimation techniques on MP2RAGE introduces systematic errors, and we proposed a new model to estimate partial volume of the cortical gray matter...
July 5, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677058/structural-changes-in-parkinson-s-disease-voxel-based-morphometry-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-analyses-based-on-123-i-mibg-uptake
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Kazufumi Kikuchi, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Ryo Somehara, Ryotaro Kamei, Shingo Baba, Hiroo Yamaguchi, Jun-Ichi Kira, Hiroshi Honda
OBJECTIVE: Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may exhibit symptoms of sympathetic dysfunction that can be measured using (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy. We investigated the relationship between microstructural brain changes and (123)I-MIBG uptake in patients with PD using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) analyses. METHODS: This retrospective study included 24 patients with PD who underwent 3 T magnetic resonance imaging and (123)I-MIBG scintigraphy...
July 4, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672256/reduced-lateral-prefrontal-cortical-volume-is-associated-with-performance-on-the-modified-iowa-gambling-task-a-surface-based-morphometric-analysis-of-previously-deployed-veterans
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Nicholas D Fogleman, Farah Naaz, Lindsay K Knight, Teodora Stoica, Samantha C Patton, Jennifer H Olson-Madden, Meghan C Barnhart, Trisha A Hostetter, Jeri Forster, Lisa A Brenner, Marie T Banich, Brendan E Depue
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are two of the most common consequences of combat deployment. Estimates of comorbidity of PTSD and mTBI are as high as 42% in combat exposed Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veterans. Combat deployed Veterans with PTSD and/or mTBI exhibit deficits in classic executive function (EF) tasks. Similarly, the extant neuroimaging literature consistently indicates abnormalities of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) and amygdala/hippocampal complex in these individuals...
June 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670438/neuroanatomy-in-mouse-models-of-rett-syndrome-is-related-to-the-severity-of-mecp2-mutation-and-behavioral-phenotypes
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Rylan Allemang-Grand, Jacob Ellegood, Leigh Spencer Noakes, Julie Ruston, Monica Justice, Brian J Nieman, Jason P Lerch
BACKGROUND: Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that predominantly affects girls. The majority of RTT cases are caused by de novo mutations in methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2), and several mouse models have been created to further understand the disorder. In the current literature, many studies have focused their analyses on the behavioral abnormalities and cellular and molecular impairments that arise from Mecp2 mutations. However, limited efforts have been placed on understanding how Mecp2 mutations disrupt the neuroanatomy and networks of the brain...
2017: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669119/mri-volumetric-morphometry-in-vascular-parkinsonism
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Vincent Dunet, Jeremy Deverdun, Celine Charroud, Emmanuelle Le Bars, Francois Molino, Sophie Menjot de Champfleur, Florence Maury, Mahmoud Charif, Xavier Ayrignac, Pierre Labauge, Giovanni Castelnovo, Frederic Pinna, Alain Bonafe, Christian Geny, Nicolas Menjot de Champfleur
Vascular parkinsonism is a difficult clinical differential diagnosis in elderly subjects. We aimed at identifying morphometric markers in the brain of elderly patients with vascular parkinsonism (VP) compared with age-matched patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy controls. In this multicenter prospective study, 46 patients (80 ± 5 years old; male 32) with parkinsonism (32 PD and 14 VP) and 29 controls (mean age 78 ± 3 years; male 21) underwent brain MRI on a 3-T scanner including T1 MPRAGE and FLAIR sequences...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667881/grey-matter-density-changes-of-structures-involved-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-after-recovery-following-eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-emdr-therapy
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Sarah Boukezzi, Myriam El Khoury-Malhame, Guillaume Auzias, Emmanuelle Reynaud, Pierre-François Rousseau, Emmanuel Richard, Xavier Zendjidjian, Jacques Roques, Nathalie Castelli, Nadia Correard, Valérie Guyon, Caroline Gellato, Jean-Claude Samuelian, Aida Cancel, Magali Comte, Marianne Latinus, Eric Guedj, Stéphanie Khalfa
Recovery of stress-induced structural alterations in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) remains largely unexplored. This study aimed to determine whether symptoms improvement is associated with grey matter (GM) density changes of brain structures involved in PTSD. Two groups of PTSD patients were involved in this study. The first group was treated with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and recovered from their symptoms (recovery group) (n = 11); Patients were scanned prior to therapy (T1), one week (T2) and five months after the end of therapy (T3)...
June 19, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664031/large-scale-structural-alteration-of-brain-in-epileptic-children-with-scn1a-mutation
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Yun-Jeong Lee, Mi-Sun Yum, Min-Jee Kim, Woo-Hyun Shim, Hee Mang Yoon, Il Han Yoo, Jiwon Lee, Byung Chan Lim, Ki Joong Kim, Tae-Sung Ko
OBJECTIVE: Mutations in SCN1A gene encoding the alpha 1 subunit of the voltage gated sodium channel are associated with several epilepsy syndromes including genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS +) and severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI). However, in most patients with SCN1A mutation, brain imaging has reported normal or non-specific findings including cerebral or cerebellar atrophy. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in brain morphometry in epileptic children with SCN1A mutation compared to healthy control subjects...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662418/assessing-the-social-brain-in-dementia-applying-tasit-s
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Fiona Kumfor, Cynthia Honan, Skye McDonald, Jessica L Hazelton, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet
The ability to recognise how other people are feeling and make judgements based on their inferred thoughts is essential for successful social interactions, and is thought to depend on a complex network of brain regions, commonly referred to as the "social brain". These abilities, together referred to as social cognition, are increasingly recognised as being compromised in some dementia syndromes, particularly in behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), which is characterised by changes in personality and social conduct...
June 7, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659776/cholinergic-potentiation-and-audiovisual-repetition-imitation-therapy-improve-speech-production-and-communication-deficits-in-a-person-with-crossed-aphasia-by-inducing-structural-plasticity-in-white-matter-tracts
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Marcelo L Berthier, Irene De-Torres, José Paredes-Pacheco, Núria Roé-Vellvé, Karl Thurnhofer-Hemsi, María J Torres-Prioris, Francisco Alfaro, Ignacio Moreno-Torres, Diana López-Barroso, Guadalupe Dávila
Donepezil (DP), a cognitive-enhancing drug targeting the cholinergic system, combined with massed sentence repetition training augmented and speeded up recovery of speech production deficits in patients with chronic conduction aphasia and extensive left hemisphere infarctions (Berthier et al., 2014). Nevertheless, a still unsettled question is whether such improvements correlate with restorative structural changes in gray matter and white matter pathways mediating speech production. In the present study, we used pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging to study treatment-induced brain changes in gray matter and white matter tracts in a right-handed male with chronic conduction aphasia and a right subcortical lesion (crossed aphasia)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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