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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549269/high-hair-cortisol-concentrations-predict-worse-cognitive-outcome-after-stroke-results-from-the-tabasco-prospective-cohort-study
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E Ben Assayag, O Tene, A D Korczyn, L Shopin, E Auriel, J Molad, H Hallevi, C Kirschbaum, N M Bornstein, S Shenhar-Tsarfaty, E Kliper, T Stalder
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of stress-related endocrine dysregulation in the development of cognitive changes following a stroke needs further elucidation. We explored this issue in a longitudinal study on stroke survivors using hair cortisol concentrations (HCC), a measure of integrated long-term cortisol levels. METHODS: Participants were consecutive cognitively intact first-ever mild-moderate ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) survivors from the Tel Aviv Brain Acute Stroke Cohort (TABASCO) study...
May 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548298/total-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-score-and-cognitive-performance-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-results-from-the-atahualpa-project
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Victor J Del Brutto, Jorge G Ortiz, Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera, Mauricio Zambrano, José Biller
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is inversely associated with cognitive performance. However, whether the total SVD score is a better predictor of poor cognitive performance than individual signatures of SVD is inconclusive. We aimed to estimate the combined and independent predictive power of these MRI findings. METHODS: Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years underwent brain MRI. Cognitive performance was measured by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547878/mesiotemporal-atrophy-and-hippocampal-diffusivity-distinguish-amnestic-from-non-amnestic-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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A A Hosseini, D Meng, R J Simpson, D P Auer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of clinical factors, cerebral infarcts and hippocampal damage in vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) subtypes remains unclear. METHODS: Non-demented patients with carotid stenosis and recent transient ischemic attack/stroke had cognitive assessment and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Amnestic VCI was defined as memory impairment; non-amnestic VCI was any other subdomain impairment. Associations of MRI metrics [log-transformed total ischemic lesion load (log TILL), mesiotemporal atrophy (MTA) score, hippocampal mean diffusivity (hipMD)] with cognitive performance were assessed...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547872/cerebral-white-matter-lesion-burden-is-associated-with-the-degree-of-aortic-valve-calcification-and-predicts-peri-procedural-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-tavi
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Jonas Doerner, Patrick A Kupczyk, Marius Wilsing, Julian A Luetkens, Klaus Storm, Rolf Fimmers, Tilman Hickethier, Lars Eichhorn, Claas P Naehle, Hans H Schild, Nikos Werner, Georg Nickenig, Alexander Ghanem
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of aortic valve calcification and brain morphology on acute peri-procedural cerebrovascular events (CVEs) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: Aortic valve calcification and stenosis can be assessed with echocardiography. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depicts and quantifies morphological signs of hypoperfusion and vascular embolism, which is of special interest in patients with severe aortic stenosis...
May 26, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547588/neurocognition-in-individuals-with-incidentally-identified-meningioma
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Alissa M Butts, Stephen Weigand, Paul D Brown, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Mary M Machulda, Jane H Cerhan
Meningiomas are primary intracranial tumors that are often asymptomatic. To our knowledge, no study has attempted to describe neurocognitive function in patients with incidentally-discovered meningioma. We utilized the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging (MCSA), which is a population-based sample of Olmsted County, Minnesota residents that includes neuropsychological testing and brain MRI approximately every 15 months. Using a text search of radiologists' notes of 2402 MCSA individuals (mean age 77 years, scanned between 2004 and 2014) we identified 48 eligible subjects (2%) who had at least one meningioma...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546311/evidence-for-functional-networks-within-the-human-brain-s-white-matter
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Michael Peer, Mor Nitzan, Atira S Bick, Netta Levin, Shahar Arzy
Investigation of the functional macro-scale organization of the human cortex is fundamental in modern neuroscience. While numerous studies have identified networks of interacting functional modules in the grey-matter, limited research was directed to the functional organization of the white-matter. Recent studies have demonstrated that the white-matter exhibits blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal fluctuations similar to those of the grey-matter. Here we used these signal fluctuations to investigate whether the white-matter is organized as functional networks by applying a clustering analysis on resting-state functional MRI (RSfMRI) data from white-matter voxels, in 176 subjects (of both sexes)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545686/radiological-diagnosis-of-drop-metastases-from%C3%A2-paediatric-brain-tumours-using-combination%C3%A2-of-2d-and-3d-mri-sequences
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S F Kralik, D P O'Neill, A P Kamer, E Rodriguez, C Y Ho
AIM: To evaluate spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations using a combination of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) MRI sequences for diagnosis of drop metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five paediatric patients with primary brain tumours were evaluated for drop metastases at initial presentation using spinal MRI including sagittal 2D T1-weighted (W) contrast-enhanced (+C), axial 3D T1W+C volumetric interpolated breath-hold (VIBE), and sagittal 3D T2W SPACE (Sampling Perfection with Application optimised Contrasts using different flip angle Evolutions)...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545040/exploring-the-role-of-white-matter-connectivity-in-cortex-maturation
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Cecilia L Friedrichs-Maeder, Alessandra Griffa, Juliane Schneider, Petra Susan Hüppi, Anita Truttmann, Patric Hagmann
The maturation of the cortical gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) are described as sequential processes following multiple, but distinct rules. However, neither the mechanisms driving brain maturation processes, nor the relationship between GM and WM maturation are well understood. Here we use connectomics and two MRI measures reflecting maturation related changes in cerebral microstructure, namely the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) and the T1 relaxation time (T1), to study brain development. We report that the advancement of GM and WM maturation are inter-related and depend on the underlying brain connectivity architecture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544650/diverse-application-of-mri-for-mouse-phenotyping
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Yijen L Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Small animal models, particularly mouse models, of human diseases are becoming an indispensable tool for biomedical research. Studies in animal models have provided important insights into the etiology of diseases and accelerated the development of therapeutic strategies. Detailed phenotypic characterization is essential, both for the development of such animal models and mechanistic studies into disease pathogenesis and testing the efficacy of experimental therapeutics. MRI is a versatile and noninvasive imaging modality with excellent penetration depth, tissue coverage, and soft tissue contrast...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544575/analysis-of-physical-characteristics-of-tumor-treating-fields-for-human-glioblastoma
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Edwin Lok, Pyay San, Van Hua, Melissa Phung, Eric T Wong
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) therapy is an approved treatment that has known clinical efficacy against recurrent and newly diagnosed glioblastoma. However, the distribution of the electric fields and the corresponding pattern of energy deposition in the brain are poorly understood. To evaluate the physical parameters that may influence TTFields, postacquisition MP-RAGE, T1 and T2 MRI sequences from a responder with a right parietal glioblastoma were anatomically segmented and then solved using finite-element method to determine the distribution of the electric fields and rate of energy deposition at the gross tumor volume (GTV) and other intracranial structures...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544426/the-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-val158met-genotype-modulates-working-memory-related-dorsolateral-prefrontal-response-and-performance-in-bipolar-disorder
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K W Miskowiak, H L Kjaerstad, M M Støttrup, A M Svendsen, K M Demant, L K Hoeffding, T M Werge, K E Burdick, K Domschke, A F Carvalho, E Vieta, M Vinberg, L V Kessing, H R Siebner, J Macoveanu
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive dysfunction affects a substantial proportion of patients with bipolar disorder (BD), and genetic-imaging paradigms may aid in the elucidation of mechanisms implicated in this symptomatic domain. The Val allele of the functional Val158Met polymorphism of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene is associated with reduced prefrontal cortex dopamine and exaggerated working memory-related prefrontal activity. This functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated for the first time whether the COMT Val158Met genotype modulates prefrontal activity during spatial working memory in BD...
May 23, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544286/early-regional-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-in-a-rat-model-revealed-with-mri
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Wendy Oakden, Nicholas A Bock, Alia Al-Ebraheem, Michael J Farquharson, Greg J Stanisz
The cuprizone model of demyelination is well established in the mouse as a tool for the study of the mechanisms of both demyelination and remyelination. It is often desirable, however, to have a larger model, such as the rat, especially for imaging-based studies, yet initial work has failed to show demyelination in cuprizone-fed rats. Several recent studies have demonstrated demyelination in the rat, but only in the corpus callosum. In this study, we acquired high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the whole brain every 2 weeks, using a T1 -weighted magnetization-prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo imaging sequence, optimized for myelin contrast, in order to assess myelination across the entire rat brain over a period of 8 weeks on a 1% cuprizone diet...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544256/intrinsic-functional-connectivity-alterations-in-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-differential-effects-in-frontal-cortex-motor-and-midbrain-networks
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Johannes Rosskopf, Martin Gorges, Hans-Peter Müller, Dorothée Lulé, Ingo Uttner, Albert C Ludolph, Elmar Pinkhardt, Freimut D Juengling, Jan Kassubek
BACKGROUND: The topography of functional network changes in progressive supranuclear palsy can be mapped by intrinsic functional connectivity MRI. The objective of this study was to study functional connectivity and its clinical and behavioral correlates in dedicated networks comprising the cognition-related default mode and the motor and midbrain functional networks in patients with PSP. METHODS: Whole-brain-based "resting-state" functional MRI and high-resolution T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging data together with neuropsychological and video-oculographic data from 34 PSP patients (22 with Richardson subtype and 12 with parkinsonian subtype) and 35 matched healthy controls were subjected to network-based functional connectivity and voxel-based morphometry analysis...
May 22, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544159/simultaneous-measurement-of-t1-b1-and-pharmacokinetic-model-parameters-using-active-contrast-encoding-ace-mri
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Jin Zhang, Kerryanne Winters, Olivier Reynaud, Sungheon Gene Kim
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of combining dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) with the measurement of the radiofrequency (RF) transmit field B1 and pre-contrast longitudinal relaxation time T10 . A novel approach has been proposed to simultaneously estimate B1 and T10 from a modified DCE-MRI scan that actively encodes the washout phase of the curve with different amounts of T1 and B1 weighting using multiple flip angles and repetition times, hence referred to as active contrast encoding (ACE)-MRI...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544035/chemical-exchange-sensitive-mri-of-amide-amine-and-noe-at-9-4%C3%A2-t-versus-15-2%C3%A2-t
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Julius Juhyun Chung, Wonmin Choi, Tao Jin, Jung Hee Lee, Seong-Gi Kim
Chemical exchange (CE)-sensitive MRI benefits greatly from stronger magnetic fields; however, field effects on CE-sensitive imaging have not yet been studied well in vivo. We have compared CE-sensitive Z-spectra and maps obtained at the fields of 9.4 T and 15.2 T in phantoms and rats with off-resonance chemical-exchange-sensitive spin lock (CESL), which is similar to conventional chemical exchange saturation transfer. At higher fields, the background peak at water resonance has less spread and the exchange rate relative to chemical shift decreases, thus CESL intensity is dependent on B0 ...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543952/structural-signature-of-classical-versus-late-onset-friedreich-s-ataxia-by-multimodality-brain-mri
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Thiago Junqueira R Rezende, Alberto Rolim M Martinez, Ingrid Faber, Karen Girotto, José Luiz Pedroso, Orlando G Barsottini, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Fernando Cendes, Andreia V Faria, Marcondes C França
INTRODUCTION: Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is the most common autosomal-recessive ataxia worldwide. It is characterized by early onset, sensory abnormalities, and slowly progressive ataxia. However, some individuals manifest the disease after the age of 25 years and are classified as late-onset FRDA (LOFA). Therefore, we propose a transversal multimodal MRI-based study to investigate which anatomical substrates are involved in classical (cFRDA) and LOFA. METHODS: We enrolled 36 patients (13 with LOFA) and 29 healthy controls...
May 23, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543731/neuroimaging-biomarkers-and-impaired-olfaction-in-cognitively-normal-individuals
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Maria Vassilaki, Teresa J Christianson, Michelle M Mielke, Yonas E Geda, Walter K Kremers, Mary M Machulda, David S Knopman, Ronald C Petersen, Val J Lowe, Clifford R Jack, Rosebud O Roberts
OBJECTIVE: There is a need for inexpensive non-invasive tests to identify older healthy persons at risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) for enrollment in AD prevention trials. Our objective was to examine whether abnormalities in neuroimaging measures of amyloid and neurodegeneration are correlated with odor identification (OI) in the population-based Mayo Clinic Study of Aging (MCSA). METHODS: Cognitively normal (CN) participants had olfactory function assessed using the Brief Smell Identification Test (B-SIT), underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; n=829) to assess a composite Alzheimer's disease (AD) signature cortical thickness and hippocampal volume (HVa), and, (11) C-Pittsburgh compound B ((11) C-PiB; n=306) and (18) fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) F-FDG; n=305) positron emission tomography (PET) scanning to assess amyloid accumulation and brain hypometabolism, respectively...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543314/subclinical-hypothyroidism-and-risk-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-a-hospital-based-observational-study
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Xiaohao Zhang, Yi Xie, Caixia Ding, Jing Xiao, Yinyan Tang, Xuemei Jiang, Hua Shan, Yuankai Lin, Yujia Zhu, Chuanyou Li, Dan Hu, Zhixiang Ling, Gelin Xu, Lei Sheng
OBJECTIVE: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been associated with atherosclerosis and increased risk of ischemic stroke. However, whether SCH is associated with cerebral small vessel disease (cSVD) remains largely unexplored. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between SCH and total cSVD burden, a composite measurement detected with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in patients with minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). DESIGN: This was a prospective observational cohort study conducted in a tertiary referral hospital...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543178/volumetric-mri-analysis-in-patients-with-short-term-remission-of-cushing-s-disease
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Hong Jiang, Jie Ren, Na-Ying He, Chang Liu, Yu-Hao Sun, Fang-Fang Jian, Liu-Guan Bian, Jian-Kang Shen, Fu-Hua Yan, Si-Jan Pan, Qing-Fang Sun
OBJECTIVE: The data on patients with short-term remission of Cushing's disease (CD) might provide information that is not available from previous long-term remission studies. We aimed to investigate structural changes in the brain in these patients and to examine whether these changes were associated with clinical characteristics. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was performed. METHODS: Thirty-four CD patients (14 with CD in short-term remission and 20 with active CD) and 34 controls matched for age, sex, and education underwent clinical evaluation and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543071/differentiating-enhancing-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-glioblastoma-and-lymphoma-with-dynamic-texture-parameters-analysis-dtpa-a-feasibility-study
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Rajeev K Verma, Roland Wiest, C Locher, Mirjam R Heldner, Phillip Schucht, Andreas Raabe, Jan Gralla, Christian Philipp Kamm, Johannes Slotboom, Frauke Kellner-Weldon
PURPOSE: MR-imaging hallmarks of glioblastoma (GB), cerebral lymphoma (CL), and demyelinating lesions are gadolinium (Gd) uptake due to blood brain barrier disruption. Thus, initial diagnosis may be difficult based on conventional Gd enhanced MRI alone. Here, the added value of a dynamic texture parameter analysis (DTPA) in the differentiation between these three entities is examined. DTPA is an in-house software tool that incorporates the analysis of quantitative texture parameters extracted from dynamic susceptibility contrast enhanced (DSCE) images...
May 19, 2017: Medical Physics
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