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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244126/silent-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-twice-as-prevalent-in-middle-aged-well-controlled-cart-treated-hiv-infected-individuals-than-hiv-uninfected-individuals
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Antoine Moulignier, Julien Savatovsky, Lambert Assoumou, François-Xavier Lescure, Cédric Lamirel, Ophelia Godin, Nadia Valin, Roland Tubiana, Ana Canestri, Pascal Roux, Jean-Claude Sadik, Laurence Salomon, Marie Abrivard, Christine Katlama, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Gilles Pialoux, Pierre-Marie Girard, Dominique Costagliola
Background: Silent cerebral small-vessel disease (CSVD) is defined as white matter hyperintensities, silent brain infarction or microbleeds. CSVD is responsible for future vascular events, cognitive impairment, frailty and shorter survival. CSVD prevalence among middle-aged persons living with well-controlled HIV infection (PLHIVs) is unknown. Methods: ANRS EP51 MicroBREAK (NCT02082574) is a cross-sectional study with prospective enrollment of treated PLHIVs, ≥50 years old with viral load controlled for ≥12 months, and frequency age- and sex-matched HIV-uninfected controls (HUCs)...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244086/cerebral-blood-flow-changes-after-radiation-therapy-identifies-pseudo-progression-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-gliomas
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Raphael Calmon, Stephanie Puget, Pascale Varlet, Volodia Dangouloff-Ros, Thomas Blauwblomme, Kevin Beccaria, David Grevent, Christian Sainte-Rose, David Castel, Marie-Anne Debily, Christelle Dufour, Stéphanie Bolle, Frederic Dhermain, Ana Saitovitch, Monica Zilbovicius, Francis Brunelle, Jacques Grill, Nathalie Boddaert
Background: The interval between progression and death in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is usually < 6 months. However, reports of longer patient survival following radiotherapy, in the presence of radiological signs of progression, suggest that these cases may be comparable to pseudo-progression observed in adult glioblastoma. Our aim was to identify such cases and compare their multimodal MRI features with those of patients that did not present the same evolution. Methods: Multimodal MRI of 43 children treated for DIPG were retrospectively selected at four time points: baseline, after-radiotherapy, during true-progression, and at the last-visit...
December 13, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244081/atrial-fibrillation-type-matters-greater-infarct-volume-and-worse-neurological-defects-seen-in-acute-cardiogenic-cerebral-embolism-due-to-persistent-or-permanent-rather-than-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Osamu Inaba, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Masahiro Sekigawa, Naoyuki Miwa, Junji Yamaguchi, Yasutoshi Nagata, Toru Obayashi, Takamichi Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Kamata, Mitsuaki Isobe, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
Aims: Some studies have shown that the type of atrial fibrillation (AF), whether paroxysmal AF (PAF) or persistent or permanent AF (PeAF), affects the incidence of ischaemic stroke. This study sought to determine the relationship between the AF pattern and the severity and brain volume of infarction in an AF population including transient ischaemic attack (TIA) patients. Methods and results: This was a retrospective observational study. We studied 161 consecutive patients who were admitted to our stroke care unit with cardiogenic embolism or TIA related to non-valvular AF (age 79 ± 9...
December 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243173/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-of-two-cases-with-multinodular-and-vacuolating-neuronal-tumor
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Erkan Gökçe
Multinodular and vacuolating neuronal tumors (MVNT) are low grade neuronal tumors classified in cerebral tumors based on 2016 WHO central nerve system classification. Previously, MVNTs were probably tumors incidentally determined by imaging methods, but they could not be diagnosed or they were misdiagnosed. Two cases are reported in the present study, for which radiological imaging was carried out for epilepsy in one and for headache in the other. The first case was a twenty seven years old female patient with headache complaint...
December 14, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242274/sema4d-plexinb1-inhibition-ameliorates-blood-brain-barrier-damage-and-improves-outcome-after-stroke-in-rats
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Yi-Fan Zhou, Ya-Nan Li, Hui-Juan Jin, Jie-Hong Wu, Quan-Wei He, Xu-Xia Wang, Hao Lei, Bo Hu
The inflammatory process in stroke is the major contributor to blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown. Previous studies indicated that semaphorin 4D (Sema4D), an axon guidance molecule, initiated inflammatory microglial activation and disrupted endothelial function in the CNS. However, whether Sema4D disrupts BBB integrity after stroke remains unclear. To study the effect of Sema4D on BBB disruption in stroke, rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion and targeted injection of lentivirus-mediated clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 gene disruption of PlexinB1...
December 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240808/altered-cerebral-hemodyamics-and-cortical-thinning-in-asymptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Randolph S Marshall, Iris Asllani, Marykay A Pavol, Ying-Kuen Cheung, Ronald M Lazar
Cortical thinning is a potentially important biomarker, but the pathophysiology in cerebrovascular disease is unknown. We investigated the association between regional cortical blood flow and regional cortical thickness in patients with asymptomatic unilateral high-grade internal carotid artery disease without stroke. Twenty-nine patients underwent high resolution anatomical and single-delay, pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging with partial volume correction to assess gray matter baseline flow...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240562/occurrence-of-impaired-physical-performance-in-memory-clinic-patients-with-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Jurre H Verwer, Geert-Jan Biessels, Rutger Heinen, Lieza G Exalto, Marielle H Emmelot-Vonk, Huiberdina L Koek
Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) occurs often in memory clinic patients. Apart from cognitive deficits, these patients can express physical decline, which predicts adverse health outcomes. In this study, we investigated the cooccurrence of clinically relevant impairments in physical performance and CSVD in memory clinic patients. We included 131 patients with vascular brain injury, mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer disease with available 3T MRI and physical performance scores. CSVD was visually rated according to 3 subtypes and as a total burden score, composed of the presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH), lacunar infarcts (LI), and cerebral microbleeds (MB)...
December 13, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239286/reduced-cortical-thickness-and-increased-gyrification-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-3-t-mri-study
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Cinzia Molent, Eleonora Maggioni, Filippo Cecchetto, Marco Garzitto, Sara Piccin, Carolina Bonivento, Marta Maieron, Serena D'Agostini, Matteo Balestrieri, Giampaolo Perna, A Carlo Altamura, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Although the study of the neuroanatomical correlates of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is gaining increasing interest, up to now the cortical anatomy of GAD patients has been poorly investigated and still no data on cortical gyrification are available. The aim of the present study is to quantitatively examine the cortical morphology in patients with GAD compared with healthy controls (HC) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study analyzing the gyrification patterns in GAD...
December 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238112/crevice-sign-as-an-indicator-of-plaque-laceration-associated-with-postoperative-severe-thromboembolism-after-carotid-artery-stenting-a-case-report
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Tomotaka Ohshima, Taiki Yamamoto, Shunsaku Goto, Kojiro Ishikawa, Toshihisa Nishizawa, Shinji Shimato
Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is increasingly utilized in patients with carotid artery stenosis. Various intraprocedural and postprocedural complications have been reported in the literature. We present a case of symptomatic major thromboembolism after CAS. The intraprocedural angiogram showed extraordinary slow filling of the contrast medium into the plaque, which we named as "crevice sign." An 83-year-old man presented repeat right amaurosis fugax for 6 months. The radiological examinations revealed 85% stenosis of the origin of the right internal carotid artery...
November 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238007/diagnostic-performance-of-arterial-spin-labeling-for-grading-nonenhancing-astrocytic-tumors
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Delgerdalai Khashbat, Masafumi Harada, Takashi Abe, Mungunbagana Ganbold, Seiji Iwamoto, Naoto Uyama, Saho Irahara, Youichi Otomi, Teruyoshi Kageji, Shinji Nagahiro
PURPOSE: We evaluated the utility of arterial spin labeling (ASL) imaging of tumor blood flow (TBF) for grading non-enhancing astrocytic tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen non-enhancing astrocytomas were divided into high-grade (n = 7) and low-grade (n = 6) groups. Both ASL and conventional sequences were acquired using the same magnetic resonance machine. Intratumoral absolute maximum TBF (TBFmax), absolute mean TBF (TBFmean), and corresponding values normalized to cerebral blood flow (TBFmax and TBFmean ratios) were measured...
December 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237799/differential-associations-between-retinal-signs-and-cmbs-by-location-the-ages-reykjavik-study
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Chengxuan Qiu, Jie Ding, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Diana E Fisher, Qian Zhang, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Ronald Klein, Mark A van Buchem, Vilmundur Gudnason, Mary Frances Cotch, Lenore J Launer
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinal microvascular signs are differentially associated with lobar and deep cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). METHODS: CMBs in lobar regions indicate cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). β-Amyloid deposits are implicated in both CAA and AMD. Deep CMBs are associated with hypertension, a major risk factor for retinal microvascular damage. This population-based cohort study included 2,502 participants in the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility (AGES)-Reykjavik Study who undertook binocular digital retinal photographs at baseline (2002-2006) to assess retinal microvascular signs and AMD and brain MRI scan at both baseline and follow-up (2007-2011) to assess CMBs...
December 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237797/endothelial-progenitor-cells-enhance-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-subacute-stroke
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João Sargento-Freitas, Sezin Aday, César Nunes, Miguel Cordeiro, Ana Gouveia, Fernando Silva, Cristina Machado, Bruno Rodrigues, Gustavo Cordeiro Santo, Carlos Ferreira, André Amorim, Susana Sousa, Ana Catarina Gomes, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Lino Ferreira, Luís Cunha
OBJECTIVE: To study the association among endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), subacute blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, and clinical outcome after ischemic stroke, determining the micro RNAs of EPCs responsible for good clinical outcome. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with nonlacunar acute ischemic strokes in the territory of a middle cerebral artery and ages between 18 and 80 years. Clinical outcome was defined as modified Rankin Scale score at 3 months...
December 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236984/longitudinal-association-between-brain-amyloid-beta-and-gait-in-the-mayo-clinic-study-of-aging
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Alexandra M V Wennberg, Timothy G Lesnick, Christopher G Schwarz, Rodolfo Savica, Clinton E Hagen, Rosebud O Roberts, David S Knopman, John H Hollman, Prashanthi Vemuri, Clifford R Jack, Ronald C Petersen, Michelle M Mielke
Background: The longitudinal association between cerebral amyloid-beta (Aβ) and change in gait, and whether this association is mediated by cortical thickness, has yet to be determined. Methods: We included 439 clinically normal (CN) participants, aged 50-69 years and enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging with cerebral Aβ, cortical thickness, and gait measurements. Cerebral Aβ deposition was assessed by Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB)-PET in multiple regions of interest (ROIs) (i...
December 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236168/clinical-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-elderly-onset-dentatorubral-pallidoluysian-atrophy
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Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Noriko Sato, Yasuhiro Nakata, Yukio Kimura, Mikako Enokizono, Tomoko Maekawa, Madoka Kondo, Yuji Takahashi, Satoshi Kuwabara, Hiroshi Matsuda
Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is an autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia caused by CAG triplet expansion in atrophin 1 and is frequently associated with cerebral white matter lesions. To elucidate the clinical features of elderly onset DRPLA and the key radiological findings for differentiating DRPLA from physiological white matter lesions in healthy elderly subjects, we reviewed the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of ten patients with elderly onset genetically confirmed DRPLA (> 60 years) and compared their MRI findings with those of age- and sex-matched ten healthy subjects with asymptomatic cerebral white matter lesions...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234724/lower-cerebral-blood-flow-in-subjects-with-alzheimer-s-dementia-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-subjective-cognitive-decline-using-two-dimensional-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jolien F Leijenaar, Ingrid S van Maurik, Joost P A Kuijer, Wiesje M van der Flier, Philip Scheltens, Frederik Barkhof, Niels D Prins
Introduction: In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to detect differences in cerebral blood flow (CBF) between subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and subjective cognitive decline (SCD), using two-dimensional phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Methods: We included 74 AD patients (67 years, 51% female), 36 MCI patients (66 years, 33% female), and 62 patients with SCD (60 years, 32% female) from the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234599/selecting-the-most-relevant-brain-regions-to-discriminate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-from-healthy-controls-using-multiple-kernel-learning-a-comparison-across-functional-and-structural-imaging-modalities-and-atlases
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Jane Maryam Rondina, Luiz Kobuti Ferreira, Fabio Luis de Souza Duran, Rodrigo Kubo, Carla Rachel Ono, Claudia Costa Leite, Jerusa Smid, Ricardo Nitrini, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Geraldo F Busatto
Background: Machine learning techniques such as support vector machine (SVM) have been applied recently in order to accurately classify individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on neuroimaging data. However, the multivariate nature of the SVM approach often precludes the identification of the brain regions that contribute most to classification accuracy. Multiple kernel learning (MKL) is a sparse machine learning method that allows the identification of the most relevant sources for the classification...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234598/investigating-structural-and-perfusion-deficits-due-to-repeated-head-trauma-in-active-professional-fighters
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Virendra Mishra, Karthik Sreenivasan, Sarah J Banks, Xiaowei Zhuang, Zhengshi Yang, Dietmar Cordes, Charles Bernick
Repeated head trauma experienced by active professional fighters results in various structural, functional and perfusion damage. However, whether there are common regions of structural and perfusion damage due to fighting and whether these structural and perfusion differences are associated with neuropsychological measurements in active professional fighters is still unknown. To that end, T1-weighted and pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling MRI on a group of healthy controls and active professional fighters were acquired...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234548/steroid-responsive-encephalopathy-associated-with-autoimmune-thyroiditis-presenting-with-fever-and-confusion
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Chiranthi Kongala Liyanage, Tilak Manthi Janake Munasinghe, Adsareswary Paramanantham
Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Autoimmune Thyroiditis (SREAT) is a diagnostic conundrum as it may present with a myriad of nonspecific clinical features and laboratory and neuroimaging investigations are not diagnostic. We report a case of a 65-year-old female who presented with an acute febrile illness associated with headache and confusion, tangential thoughts, and loose association. Based on neutrophil leukocytosis in the full blood count and elevated inflammatory markers, she was commenced on empirical intravenous antibiotics suspecting meningoencephalitis...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234383/goreisan-inhibits-upregulation-of-aquaporin-4-and-formation-of-cerebral-edema-in-the-rat-model-of-juvenile-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Yoshiaki Yano, Hajime Yano, Hisaaki Takahashi, Kouhei Yoshimoto, Shinji Tsuda, Kenta Fujiyama, Yusuke Izumo-Shimizu, Ryota Motoie, Masanori Ito, Junya Tanaka, Eiichi Ishii, Mitsumasa Fukuda
Secondary cerebral edema regulation is of prognostic significance in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and aquaporin 4 (AQP4) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cerebral edema. The traditional Japanese herbal medicine Goreisan relieves brain edema in adults; however, its effect and pharmacological mechanism in children are unknown. We investigated the effects of Goreisan on HIE-associated brain edema and AQP4 expression in a juvenile rat model, established by combined occlusion of middle cerebral and common carotid arteries...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233158/etiology-of-isolated-pontine-infarctions-a-study-based-on-high-resolution-mri-and-brain-small-vessel-disease-scores
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Cheng Xia, Hui-Sheng Chen, Shi-Wen Wu, Wei-Hai Xu
BACKGROUND: In this retrospective study, we investigated the main pathogenesis of the two types of isolated pontine infarction: paramedian pontine infarcts (PPIs) and small deep pontine infarcts (SDPIs). METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients, comprising 117 PPI patients and 40 SDPI patients, were enrolled. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) and routine MRI sequences were performed for each patient, and clinical data were collected. The following brain small vessel disease (SVD) features of the MRI scans were each rated (0 or 1) separately: asymptomatic lacunar infarcts, white matter lesions (WMLs), deep and infratentorial cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), and enlarged perivascular spaces in the basal ganglia...
December 12, 2017: BMC Neurology
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