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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454104/functional-brain-connectivity-is-predictable-from-anatomic-network-s-laplacian-eigen-structure
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Farras Abdelnour, Michael Dayan, Orrin Devinsky, Thomas Thesen, Ashish Raj
How structural connectivity (SC) gives rise to functional connectivity (FC) is not fully understood. Here we mathematically derive a simple relationship between SC measured from diffusion tensor imaging, and FC from resting state fMRI. We establish that SC and FC are related via (structural) Laplacian spectra, whereby FC and SC share eigenvectors and their eigenvalues are exponentially related. This gives, for the first time, a simple and analytical relationship between the graph spectra of structural and functional networks...
February 14, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453442/white-matter-integrity-in-medication-free-women-with-peripartum-depression-a-tract-based-spatial-statistics-study
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Michelle Silver, Constance M Moore, Vanessa Villamarin, Nina Jaitly, Janet E Hall, Anthony J Rothschild, Kristina M Deligiannidis
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies in depression show decreased structural connectivity in the left anterior limb of the internal capsule and the genu of the corpus callosum but no such studies exist in peripartum depression (PPD), which affects 1 in 8 women. We analyzed fractional anisotropy (FA) as a measure of white matter integrity of these two tracts using tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS). We then conducted an exploratory whole-brain analysis to identify additional regions implicated in PPD. Seventy-five pregnant, medication-free women were evaluated with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and Structured Clinical Interview (SCID) for DSM-IV-TR in pregnancy and in the postpartum...
February 5, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453439/working-memory-and-brain-tissue-microstructure-white-matter-tract-integrity-based-on-multi-shell-diffusion-mri
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Sohae Chung, Els Fieremans, Nuri E Kucukboyaci, Xiuyuan Wang, Charles J Morton, Dmitry S Novikov, Joseph F Rath, Yvonne W Lui
Working memory is a complex cognitive process at the intersection of sensory processing, learning, and short-term memory and also has a general executive attention component. Impaired working memory is associated with a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, but very little is known about how working memory relates to underlying white matter (WM) microstructure. In this study, we investigate the association between WM microstructure and performance on working memory tasks in healthy adults (right-handed, native English speakers)...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453244/white-matter-change-with-apathy-and-impulsivity-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-syndromes
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Claire J Lansdall, Ian T S Coyle-Gilchrist, P Simon Jones, Patricia Vázquez Rodríguez, Alicia Wilcox, Eileen Wehmann, Katrina M Dick, Trevor W Robbins, James B Rowe
OBJECTIVE: To identify the white matter correlates of apathy and impulsivity in the major syndromes associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration, using diffusion-weighted imaging and data from the PiPPIN (Pick's Disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Prevalence and Incidence) study. We included behavioral and language variants of frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal syndrome, and progressive supranuclear palsy. METHODS: Seventy patients and 30 controls underwent diffusion tensor imaging at 3-tesla after detailed assessment of apathy and impulsivity...
February 16, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450711/renal-fat-fraction-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-patients-with-early-stage-diabetic-nephropathy
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Yuan-Cheng Wang, Yinglian Feng, Chun-Qiang Lu, Shenghong Ju
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the renal fat fraction and water molecular diffusion features in patients with early-stage DN using Dixon imaging and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). METHODS: Sixty-one type 2 diabetics (normoalbuminuria: n = 40; microalbuminuria: n = 21) and 34 non-diabetic volunteers were included. All participants received three-point Dixon imaging and DTI using a 3.0-T magnetic resonance imager. The fat fraction [FF] and DTI features [fractional anisotropy (FA), apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), tract counts and length from DTI tractography] were collected...
February 15, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450409/microstructurally-anchored-cardiac-kinematics-by-combining-in-vivo-dense-mri-and-cdti
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Luigi E Perotti, Patrick Magrath, Ilya A Verzhbinsky, Eric Aliotta, Kévin Moulin, Daniel B Ennis
Metrics of regional myocardial function can detect the onset of cardiovascular disease, evaluate the response to therapy, and provide mechanistic insight into cardiac dysfunction. Knowledge of local myocardial microstructure is necessary to distinguish between isotropic and anisotropic contributions of local deformation and to quantify myofiber kinematics, a microstructurally anchored measure of cardiac function. Using a computational model we combine in vivo cardiac displacement and diffusion tensor data to evaluate pointwise the deformation gradient tensor and isotropic and anisotropic deformation invariants...
June 2017: Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart: ... International Workshop, FIMH ..., Proceedings. FIMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443831/assessment-of-the-effect-of-autograft-orientation-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Ashkan Afshari, Lyly Nguyen, Nathaniel D Kelm, Justine S Kim, Nancy L Cardwell, Alonda C Pollins, Ravinder Bamba, R Bruce Shack, Mark D Does, Wesley P Thayer
PURPOSE: Given no definite consensus on the accepted autograft orientation during peripheral nerve injury repair, we compare outcomes between reverse and normally oriented autografts using an advanced magnetic resonance imaging technique, diffusion tensor imaging. METHODS: Thirty-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups: sham-left sciatic nerve isolation without injury, reverse autograft-10-mm cut left sciatic nerve segment reoriented 180° and used to coapt the proximal and distal stumps, or normally oriented autograft-10-mm cut nerve segment kept in its normal orientation for coaptation...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441669/hiv-ageing-cognition-and-neuroimaging-at-4-year-follow-up
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B I Haynes, M Pitkanen, R Kulasegaram, S J Casey, M Schutte, K Towgood, B Peters, G J Barker, M D Kopelman
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the hypothesis of accelerated cognitive ageing in HIV-positive individuals using longitudinal assessment of cognitive performance and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: We assessed a broad cognitive battery and quantitative MRI metrics [voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)] in asymptomatic HIV-positive men who have sex with men (15 aged 20-40 years and 15 aged ≥ 50 years), and HIV-seronegative matched controls (nine aged 20-40 years and 16 aged ≥ 50 years)...
February 14, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440768/a-meta-analysis-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-substantia-nigra-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Xiao-Yan Deng, Li Wang, Ting-Ting Yang, Rui Li, Gang Yu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease characterized by severe, selective loss of pigmented neurons in the substantial nigra (SN). Previous studies have indicated that such loss could be detected by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Here, we try to consolidate current DTI data to both quantitatively determine the imaging changes in SN, as well as explore the potential use of DTI for PD diagnosis. Fourteen research articles are included in this meta-analysis, each obtained by searching PubMed, EMBASE, or Cochrane library database dated until July 2017...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440724/magnetic-resonance-temporal-diffusion-tensor-spectroscopy-of-disordered-anisotropic-tissue
#10
Jonathan Scharff Nielsen, Tim B Dyrby, Henrik Lundell
Molecular diffusion measured with diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) offers a probe for tissue microstructure. However, inferring microstructural properties from conventional DWI data is a complex inverse problem and has to account for heterogeneity in sizes, shapes and orientations of the tissue compartments contained within an imaging voxel. Alternative experimental means for disentangling the signal signatures of such features could provide a stronger link between the data and its interpretation. Double diffusion encoding (DDE) offers the possibility to factor out variation in compartment shapes from orientational dispersion of anisotropic domains by measuring the correlation between diffusivity in multiple directions...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440285/nutrient-intake-in-the-first-two-weeks-of-life-and-brain-growth-in-preterm-neonates
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Juliane Schneider, Céline J Fischer Fumeaux, Emma G Duerden, Ting Guo, Justin Foong, Myriam Bickle Graz, Patric Hagmann, M Mallar Chakravarty, Petra S Hüppi, Lydie Beauport, Anita C Truttmann, Steven P Miller
BACKGROUND: Optimizing early nutritional intake in preterm neonates may promote brain health and neurodevelopment through enhanced brain maturation. Our objectives were (1) to determine the association of energy and macronutrient intake in the first 2 weeks of life with regional and total brain growth and white matter (WM) maturation, assessed by 3 serial MRI scans in preterm neonates; (2) to examine how critical illness modifies this association; and (3) to investigate the relationship with neurodevelopmental outcomes...
February 13, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438265/keep-your-eyes-wide-open-on-visual-and-vision-related-measurements-to-better-understand-multiple-sclerosis-pathophysiology
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Yael Backner, Netta Levin
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS), a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, is multifaceted. It manifests as acute episodes as well as an accumulative chronic disability; myelin involvement as well as axonal damage; local as well as global effects; and disease load elements as well as compensatory mechanisms. The visual system, with its clear structural organization and relatively direct reflection of damage, may serve as an appropriate model to study MS. METHODS: In recent years, we have witnessed a blossoming in the field of visual measures in MS...
March 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435856/modern-theories-of-pelvic-floor-support-a-topical-review-of-modern-studies-on-structural-and-functional-pelvic-floor-support-from-medical-imaging-computational-modeling-and-electromyographic-perspectives
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REVIEW
Yun Peng, Brandi D Miller, Timothy B Boone, Yingchun Zhang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Weakened pelvic floor support is believed to be the main cause of various pelvic floor disorders. Modern theories of pelvic floor support stress on the structural and functional integrity of multiple structures and their interplay to maintain normal pelvic floor functions. Connective tissues provide passive pelvic floor support while pelvic floor muscles provide active support through voluntary contraction. Advanced modern medical technologies allow us to comprehensively and thoroughly evaluate the interaction of supporting structures and assess both active and passive support functions...
February 12, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434692/gestational-age-not-transient-hyperthyrotropinemia-impacts-brain-white-matter-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-premature-infants
#14
Pi-Lien Hung, Chun-Chung Lui, Chen-Chang Lee, Yin-Hsiu Chien, Feng-Shun Chen, Chih-Cheng Chen, Hong-Ren Yu, Mei-Yung Chung, Li-Tung Huang
Transient hypothyroidism is common in premature infants and increases the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Thyroid hormone (TH) is involved in oligodendrocyte development and myelination, however, whether transient hypothyroidism is associated with oligodendrocyte dysplasia and abnormal myelination is unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate correlations among TH levels, neurodevelopmental outcomes and white matter (WM) microstructure in premature infants. The authors designed a cohort study recruiting 81 premature infants (age, 23-35 weeks)...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434092/water-diffusion-in-the-brain-of-chronic-hypoperfusion-model-mice-a-study-considering-the-effect-of-blood-flow
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Takuya Urushihata, Hiroyuki Takuwa, Chie Seki, Yasuhiko Tachibana, Manami Takahashi, Jeff Kershaw, Yuhei Takado, Ichio Aoki, Makoto Higuchi, Hiroshi Ito, Takayuki Obata
PURPOSE: Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion model mice were created by unilateral common carotid artery occlusion (UCCAO) surgery, which does not cause cerebral infarction, but which does cause long-term reduction in cerebral blood flow (CBF) to the occluded side. Cognitive dysfunction in this mouse model has been demonstrated in behavioral experiments, but neuron density change was not found in a previous positron emission tomography (PET) study. As a next step, in this study we investigated the injury of neuronal fibers in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion model mice using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
February 13, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431126/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-depression-after-basal-ganglia-ischaemic-stroke-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ying Tang, Aimin Chen, Shuzhen Zhu, Li Yang, Jiyuan Zhou, Suyue Pan, Min Shao, Lianxu Zhao
INTRODUCTION: Studies suggest that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is effective for the treatment of depression and promotes the repair of white matter. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of rTMS in treating depression after basal ganglia ischaemic stroke and to examine whether such effects are related to restoration of white matter integrity. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Sixty-six participants will be recruited from Zhujiang Hospital, Nanfang Hospital and Sichuan Bayi Rehabilitation Hospital and randomised in a 1:1 ratio to receive active rTMS treatment or sham rTMS treatment in addition to routine supportive treatments...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429244/-assessment-of-renal-function-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#17
S N Chen, Y C Wang, Y L Feng, Y T Gao, S S Ju
Objective: To evaluate the application value of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in detecting early-stage diabetic nephropathy and to assess the damage of ralated renal function. Methods: A total of 52 patients with type 2 diabetes diagnosed in Zhongda Hospital were collected from April 2016 to May 2017 and were assigned to DM group (diabetes without nephropathy, n=32) and DN group (diabetes with nephropathy, n=20) according to detection of microalbuminuria, a cohort of healthy recipients were included as control group (n=27) in the meantime...
January 30, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428401/exposure-to-an-obesogenic-diet-during-adolescence-leads-to-abnormal-maturation-of-neural-and-behavioral-substrates-underpinning-fear-and-anxiety
#18
Julio David Vega-Torres, Elizabeth Haddad, Jeong Bin Lee, Priya Kalyan-Masih, Wanda I Maldonado George, Leonardo López Pérez, Darla M Piñero Vázquez, Yaría Arroyo Torres, José M Santiago Santana, Andre Obenaus, Johnny D Figueroa
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obesity are highly prevalent in adolescents. Emerging findings from our laboratory and others are consistent with the novel hypothesis that obese individuals may be predisposed to developing PTSD. Given that aberrant fear responses are pivotal in the pathogenesis of PTSD, the objective of this study was to determine the impact of an obesogenic Western-like high-fat diet (WD) on neural substrates associated with fear. METHODS: Adolescent Lewis rats (n = 72) were fed with either the experimental WD (41...
February 8, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427386/diffusion-mri-monitoring-of-specific-structures-in-the-irradiated-rat-brain
#19
Julie Constanzo, Matthieu Dumont, Réjean Lebel, Luc Tremblay, Kevin Whittingstall, Laurence Masson-Côté, Sameh Geha, Philippe Sarret, Martin Lepage, Benoit Paquette, Maxime Descoteaux
PURPOSE: The analysis of biological and mesoscopic structures properties by diffusion MRI (dMRI) in brain after radiation therapy remains challenging. In our study, we described the consequences associated with an unwanted dose to healthy tissue, assessing radiation-induced brain alterations of living rats with dMRI compared to histopathology and behavioral assays. METHODS: The right primary motor cortex M1 of the rat brain was targeted by stereotactic radiosurgery with a mean radiation dose of 41 Gy...
February 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427349/quantifying-precision-in-cardiac-diffusion-tensor-imaging-with-second-order-motion-compensated-convex-optimized-diffusion-encoding
#20
Eric Aliotta, Kévin Moulin, Patrick Magrath, Daniel B Ennis
PURPOSE: To quantify the precision of in vivo cardiac DTI (cDTI) acquired with a spin echo, first- and second-order motion-compensated (M1 M2 ), convex optimized diffusion encoding (CODE) sequence. METHODS: Free-breathing CODE-M1 M2 cDTI were acquired in healthy volunteers (N = 10) at midsystole and diastole with 10 repeated acquisitions per phase. 95% confidence intervals of uncertainty in reconstructed diffusion tensor eigenvectors ( E→1, E→2, E→3), mean diffusivity (MD), fractional anisotropy (FA), and tensor Mode were measured using a bootstrapping approach...
February 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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