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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214523/abnormal-functional-networks-in-resting-state-of-the-sub-cortical-chronic-stroke-patients-with-hemiplegia
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Ye Zhang, Li Wang, Jun Yang, Rubing Yan, Jingna Zhang, Linqiong Sang, Pengyue Li, Hongliang Liu, Mingguo Qiu
The aim of this study isto identify the properties of the motor network and the default-mode network (DMN) of the sub-cortical chronic stroke patients, and to study the relationship between the network connectivity and the neurological scales of the stroke patients.Twenty-eight chronic stroke patients (28-77 days post-stroke) and twenty-eight healthy control subjects (HCs) were recruited. Independent component analysis (ICA) was performed to obtain the motor network and the DMN. Two sample t-tests was used to compare the differences of the motor network and the DMN between the patients and HCs...
February 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214190/biofilm-formation-by-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-a-dental-clinic-in-konya-turkey
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Emrah Torlak, Emre Korkut, Ali T Uncu, Yağmur Şener
The ability of Staphylococcus aureus to form biofilm is considered to be a major virulence factor influencing its survival and persistence in both the environment and the host. Biofilm formation in S. aureus is most frequently associated with production of polysaccharide intercellular adhesion by ica operon-encoded enzymes. The present work aimed at evaluating the in vitro biofilm production and presence of the icaA and icaD genes in S. aureus isolates from a dental clinic in Konya, Turkey. The surfaces of inanimate objects were sampled over a period of six months...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214015/anomalous-network-architecture-of-the-resting-brain-in-children-who-stutter
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Soo-Eun Chang, Michael Angstadt, Ho Ming Chow, Andrew C Etchell, Emily O Garnett, Ai Leen Choo, Daniel Kessler, Robert C Welsh, Chandra Sripada
PURPOSE: We combined a large longitudinal neuroimaging dataset that includes children who do and do not stutter and a whole-brain network analysis in order to examine the intra- and inter-network connectivity changes associated with stuttering. Additionally, we asked whether whole brain connectivity patterns observed at the initial year of scanning could predict persistent stuttering in later years. METHODS: A total of 224 high-quality resting state fMRI scans collected from 84 children (42 stuttering, 42 controls) were entered into an independent component analysis (ICA), yielding a number of distinct network connectivity maps ("components") as well as expression scores for each component that quantified the degree to which it is expressed for each child...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Fluency Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213926/association-of-hypercalcemia-before-treatment-with-hypocalcemia-after-treated-in-dogs-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#4
J D Dear, P H Kass, A M Della Maggiore, E C Feldman
BACKGROUND: Development of hypocalcemia after treatment of hyperparathyroidism results in increased costs and risk of poorer outcomes. Previous studies have shown conflicting data about predictors of hypocalcemia after these procedures. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate whether ionized calcium (iCa) concentrations before treatment are predictive of hypocalcemia or its clinical signs after surgical removal or heat ablation in dogs with primary hyperparathyroidism...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212087/dual-deep-network-for-visual-tracking
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Zhizhen Chi, Hongyang Li, Huchuan Lu, Minghsuan Yang
Visual tracking addresses the problem of identifying and localizing an unknown target in a video given the target specified by a bounding box in the first frame. In this paper, we propose a dual network to better utilize features among layers for visual tracking. It is observed that features in higher layers encode semantic context while its counterparts in lower layers are sensitive to discriminative appearance. Thus we exploit the hierarchical features in different layers of a deep model and design a dual structure to obtain better feature representation from various streams, which is rarely investigated in previous work...
February 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211302/is-c1-lateral-mass-screw-placement-safe-for-the-chinese-indians-and-malays-an-analysis-of-180-computed-tomography-scans
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C K Lee, T S Tan, Cyw Chan, M K Kwan
INTRODUCTION: C1 lateral mass (C1LM) screw is a common procedure in spine surgery. However, related studies are lacking in Asia. We aim to determine the safety of C1LM screw for the Chinese, Indians, and Malays. METHODS: Three-dimensional computed tomographies of 180 subjects (60 from each ethnic) were analyzed. The length and angulations of C1LM screw and the location of internal carotid artery (ICA) in relation to C1LM were assessed and classified according to the classification by Murakami et al...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207751/flavor-pleasantness-processing-in-the-ventral-emotion-network
#7
Jelle R Dalenberg, Liselore Weitkamp, Remco J Renken, Luca Nanetti, Gert J Ter Horst
The ventral emotion network-encompassing the amygdala, insula, ventral striatum, and ventral regions of the prefrontal cortex-has been associated with the identification of emotional significance of perceived external stimuli and the production of affective states. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies investigating chemosensory stimuli have associated parts of this network with pleasantness coding. In the current study, we independently analyzed two datasets in which we measured brain responses to flavor stimuli in young adult men...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203531/an-fmri-study-of-implicit-language-learning-in-developmental-language-impairment
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Elena Plante, Dianne Patterson, Michelle Sandoval, Christopher J Vance, Arve E Asbjørnsen
Individuals with developmental language impairment can show deficits into adulthood. This suggests that neural networks related to their language do not normalize with time. We examined the ability of 16 adults with and without impaired language to learn individual words in an unfamiliar language. Adults with impaired language were able to segment individual words from running speech, but needed more time to do so than their normal-language peers. ICA analysis of fMRI data indicated that adults with language impairment activate a neural network that is comparable to that of adults with normal language...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202699/association-of-multiple-infarctions-and-icas-with-outcomes-of-minor-stroke-and-tia
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Yuesong Pan, Xia Meng, Jing Jing, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, David Wang, S Claiborne Johnston, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association of different patterns of infarction and intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) with the prognosis of acute minor ischemic stroke and TIA. METHODS: We derived data from the Clopidogrel in High-risk Patients with Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) trial. A total of 1,089 patients from 45 of 114 participating sites of the trial undergoing baseline MRI/angiography were included in this subgroup analysis. Patterns of infarction and ICAS were recorded for each individual...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199398/a-segmentation-based-volumetric-approach-to-localize-and-quantify-cerebral-vasospasm-based-on-tomographic-imaging-data
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Axel Neulen, Tobias Pantel, Michael Kosterhon, Stefanie Kirschner, Marc A Brockmann, Sven R Kantelhardt, Alf Giese, Serge C Thal
INTRODUCTION: Quantification of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is crucial in animal studies as well as clinical routine. We have developed a method for computer-based volumetric assessment of intracranial blood vessels from cross-sectional imaging data. Here we demonstrate the quantification of vasospasm from micro computed tomography (micro-CT) data in a rodent SAH model and the transferability of the volumetric approach to clinical data. METHODS: We obtained rodent data by performing an ex vivo micro-CT of murine brains after sham surgery or SAH by endovascular filament perforation on day 3 post hemorrhage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197106/inhibition-of-intermediate-conductance-calcium-activated-k-channel-kca3-1-and-fibroblast-mitogenesis-by-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-and-alterations-of-channel-expression-in-the-lysosomal-storage-disorders-fabry-disease-and-niemann-pick-c
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Aida Oliván-Viguera, Javier Lozano-Gerona, Laura López de Frutos, Jorge J Cebolla, Pilar Irún, Edgar Abarca-Lachen, Ana J García-Malinis, Ángel Luis García-Otín, Yolanda Gilaberte, Pilar Giraldo, Ralf Köhler
The calcium/calmodulin-gated KCa3.1 channel regulates normal and abnormal mitogenesis by controlling K(+)-efflux, cell volume, and membrane hyperpolarization-driven calcium-entry. Recent studies suggest modulation of KCa3.1 by omega-3 fatty acids as negative modulators and impaired KCa3.1 functions in the inherited lysosomal storage disorder (LSD), Fabry disease (FD). In the first part of present study, we characterize KCa3.1 in murine and human fibroblasts and test the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on fibroblast proliferation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194728/diagnostic-performance-of-the-quantification-of-myocardium-at-risk-from-mpi-spect-cta-2g-fusion-for-detecting-obstructive-coronary-disease-a-multicenter-trial
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Marina Piccinelli, Cesar Santana, Gopi Kiran R Sirineni, Russell D Folks, C David Cooke, Chesnal D Arepalli, Santiago Aguade-Bruix, Zohar Keidar, Alex Frenkel, Ora Israel, Jaume Candell-Riera, Ernest V Garcia
BACKGROUND: The effective non-invasive identification of coronary artery disease (CAD) and its proper referral for invasive treatment are still unresolved issues. We evaluated our quantification of myocardium at risk (MAR) from our second generation 3D MPI/CTA fusion framework for the detection and localization of obstructive coronary disease. METHODS: Studies from 48 patients who had rest/stress MPI, CTA, and ICA were analyzed from 3 different institutions. From the CTA, a 3D biventricular surface of the myocardium with superimposed coronaries was extracted and fused to the perfusion distribution...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194630/source-based-morphometry-multivariate-approach-to-analyze-123-i-fp-cit-spect-imaging
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Enrico Premi, V D Calhoun, V Garibotto, R Turrone, A Alberici, E Cottini, A Pilotto, S Gazzina, M Magoni, B Paghera, B Borroni, A Padovani
PURPOSE: [(123)I]FP-CIT (DaTSCAN®) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging is widely used to study neurodegenerative parkinsonism, by measuring presynaptic dopamine transporter (DAT) in striatal regions. Beyond DAT, [(123)I]FP-CIT may be considered for other monoaminergic systems, in particular the serotonin transporter (SERT). Independent component analysis (ICA) implemented in source-based morphometry (SBM) could represent an alternative method to explore monoaminergic pathways, studying the relationship among voxels and grouping them into "neurotransmission" networks...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194221/a-removal-of-eye-movement-and-blink-artifacts-from-eeg-data-using-morphological-component-analysis
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Balbir Singh, Hiroaki Wagatsuma
EEG signals contain a large amount of ocular artifacts with different time-frequency properties mixing together in EEGs of interest. The artifact removal has been substantially dealt with by existing decomposition methods known as PCA and ICA based on the orthogonality of signal vectors or statistical independence of signal components. We focused on the signal morphology and proposed a systematic decomposition method to identify the type of signal components on the basis of sparsity in the time-frequency domain based on Morphological Component Analysis (MCA), which provides a way of reconstruction that guarantees accuracy in reconstruction by using multiple bases in accordance with the concept of "dictionary...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193583/nicotinic-modulation-of-salience-network-connectivity-and-centrality-in-schizophrenia
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Jason Smucny, Korey P Wylie, Eugene Kronberg, Kristina T Legget, Jason R Tregellas
Although functional abnormalities of the salience network are associated with schizophrenia, the acute effects of nicotine on its function and network dynamics during the resting state in patients are poorly understood. In this study, the effects of a 7 mg nicotine patch (vs. placebo) on salience network connectivity were examined in 17 patients with schizophrenia and 19 healthy subjects. We hypothesized abnormal connectivity between the salience network and other major networks (e.g. executive network) in patients under placebo administration and amelioration of this difference after nicotine...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193441/double-layer-ensemble-monitoring-of-non-gaussian-processes-using-modified-independent-component-analysis
#16
Chudong Tong, Ting Lan, Xuhua Shi
The modified independent component analysis (MICA) was proposed mainly to obtain a consistent solution that cannot be ensured in the original ICA algorithm and has been widely investigated in multivariate statistical process monitoring (MSPM). Within the MICA-based non-Gaussian process monitoring circle, there are two main problems, i.e., the selection of a proper non-quadratic function for measuring non-Gaussianity and the determination of dominant ICs for constructing latent subspace, have not been well attempted so far...
February 10, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192264/balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-resulting-in-carotid-stent-fracture-with-literature-review-of-stent-in-stent-technique-as-a-viable-therapeutic-option
#17
Abdul-Haseeb Naeem, Ghaya Al-Rumaihi, Amirpouyan Namavarian, Manas Sharma, Melfort Boulton
BACKGROUND: Carotid stent fractures are rare and multiple etiologies have been proposed to explain their occurrence. We present a patient with a internal carotid artery (ICA) stent who developed in-stent restenosis. We performed balloon angioplasty to address in-stent restenosis but post-procedure he developed a carotid stent fracture. To our knowledge, balloon angioplasty has not been reported to cause stent fractures and we report the first case report. CASE DESCRIPTION: 72-year-old male underwent stenting for symptomatic left ICA stenosis with post-stenting residual stenosis of 55%...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191627/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-fully-automated-approaches-for-the-selection-of-eyeblink-ica-components
#18
Matthew B Pontifex, Vladimir Miskovic, Sarah Laszlo
Independent component analysis (ICA) offers a powerful approach for the isolation and removal of eyeblink artifacts from EEG signals. Manual identification of the eyeblink ICA component by inspection of scalp map projections, however, is prone to error, particularly when nonartifactual components exhibit topographic distributions similar to the blink. The aim of the present investigation was to determine the extent to which automated approaches for selecting eyeblink-related ICA components could be utilized to replace manual selection...
February 13, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191336/rare-cervical-intramedullary-cavernous-angioma-with-trigeminal-neuralgia-and-cervical-itch-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Gong Shuhui, Liu Jiagang, Huang Siqing, Chen Haifeng, Tang Qingrong, Zhao Bohao
INTRODUCTION: Intramedullary cavernous angioma (ICA) is a rare lesion of the spinal cord, representing only 3% - 5% of central nervous system lesions. The coexistence of trigeminal neuralgia and refractory itch is very rarely encountered in clinical practice. To our knowledge, a report of an ICA with trigeminal neuralgia and local neuropathic itch has never been published to date. Thus, we present a very interesting case of a C2 ICA. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old female presented with right facial pain for three years, which was exacerbated by accompanying cervical pain and itch for one month...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190714/carotid-endarterectomy-should-not-be-based-on-consensus-statement-duplex-velocity-criteria
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Jesse A Columbo, Bjoern D Suckow, Claire L Griffin, Jack L Cronenwett, Philip P Goodney, Timothy G Lukovits, Robert M Zwolak, Mark F Fillinger
OBJECTIVE: Randomized trials support carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in asymptomatic patients with ≥60% internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The widely referenced Society for Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Statement on carotid duplex ultrasound (CDUS) imaging indicates that an ICA peak systolic velocity (PSV) ≥230 cm/s corresponds to a ≥70% ICA stenosis, leading to the potential conclusion that asymptomatic patients with an ICA PSV ≥230 cm/s would benefit from CEA. Our goal was to determine the natural history stroke risk of asymptomatic patients who might have undergone CEA based on consensus statement PSV of ≥230 cm/s but instead were treated medically based on more conservative CDUS imaging criteria...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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