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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667043/abnormalities-in-thalamo-cortical-connections-in-patients-with-first-episode-schizophrenia-a-two-tensor-tractography-study
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Hesham M Hamoda, A T Makhlouf, J Fitzsimmons, Y Rathi, N Makris, R I Mesholam-Gately, J D Wojcik, J Goldstein, R W McCarley, L J Seidman, M Kubicki, M E Shenton
The "cognitive dysmetria" hypothesis suggests that impairments in cognition and behavior in patients with schizophrenia can be explained by disruptions in the cortico-cerebellar-thalamic-cortical circuit. In this study we examine thalamo-cortical connections in patients with first-episode schizophrenia (FESZ). White matter pathways are investigated that connect the thalamus with three frontal cortex regions including the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC), and lateral oribitofrontal cortex (LOFC)...
April 17, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666881/pathological-factors-contributing-to-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis-in-cerebral-gliomas-a-study-combining-perfusion-diffusion-and-structural-mr-imaging
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Xiaoxue Liu, Jianrui Li, Qiang Xu, Dante Mantini, Peng Wang, Yuan Xie, Yifei Weng, Chiyuan Ma, Kangjian Sun, Zhiqiang Zhang, Guangming Lu
PURPOSE: To investigate imaging features of crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) in cerebral gliomas, and its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. METHODS: Thirty-three pre-surgical patients with cerebral gliomas and 33 healthy controls underwent arterial spin-labeling, diffusion tensor imaging, and high-resolution T1-weighted imaging using MRI, in order to estimate cerebral blood flow (CBF), white matter integrity, and lesion volume, respectively. Asymmetry indices of CBF in the cerebellum were used for evaluating the level of CCD in the patients...
April 17, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665077/gliovascular-changes-precede-white-matter-damage-and-long-term-disorders-in-juvenile-mild-closed-head-injury
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Beatriz Rodriguez-Grande, Andre Obenaus, Aleksandra Ichkova, Justine Aussudre, Thomas Bessy, Elodie Barse, Bassem Hiba, Gwénaëlle Catheline, Grégory Barrière, Jerome Badaut
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of hospital visits in pediatric patients and often leads to long-term disorders even in cases of mild severity. White matter (WM) alterations are commonly observed in patients months or years after the injury assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but little is known about WM pathophysiology early after mild pediatric TBI. To evaluate the status of the gliovascular unit in this context, mild TBI was induced in postnatal-day 17 mice using a closed head injury model with two grades of severity (G1, G2)...
April 17, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663930/diffusion-tensor-imaging-evaluation-of-axonal-white-matter-remodeling-in-a-mouse-model-of-diabetic-stroke-treated-with-novel-p38-mapk-inhibitor-vcp979
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Yu Cai, Chunqiang Lu, Tingting Xu, Yuanyuan Ma, Shudan Min, Peter Scammells, Binghui Wang, Shenghong Ju
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with severe axonal/white matter (WM) injury and poor functional outcomes following ischemic stroke. T2DM induces activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), which may be linked to the axonal/WM damage. In the present study, adult male C57BL/6J mice with streptozotocin (STZ)-induced T2DM mice were subjected to photothrombotic ischemic stroke and treatment with p38 MAPK inhibitors. The novel p38 MAPK inhibitor, VCP979, significantly promoted axonal/WM remodeling, neural progenitor cell migration, and improved functional recovery in T2DM mice...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663845/a-24-month-advanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-alemtuzumab
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Irene M Vavasour, Roger Tam, David Kb Li, Cornelia Laule, Carolyn Taylor, Shannon H Kolind, Alex L MacKay, Adil Javed, Anthony Traboulsee
BACKGROUND: Tissue damage in both multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions and normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) are important contributors to disability and progression. Specific aspects of MS pathology can be measured using advanced imaging. Alemtuzumab is a humanised monoclonal antibody targeting CD52 developed for MS treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes over 2 years of advanced magnetic resonance (MR) metrics in lesions and NAWM of MS patients treated with alemtuzumab...
April 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663261/evaluation-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-changes-and-neurocognitive-effects-of-asymptomatic-vitamin-b12-deficiency
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Ali Zeynal Abidin Tak, Erdal Dayan, Hacı Taner Bulut
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the mechanisms which are responsible for myelinization in the central nervous system. It can particularly lead to hematological and neuropsychiatric symptoms when serum levels fall due to insufficient intake with diet or absorption problems. The purpose of this study was to show the cognitive effects in vitamin B12 deficiency cases that have not reached clinical symptom level using neuropsychological tests, and to show possible cerebral neuronal damage using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) method...
April 16, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662272/effect-of-bulk-modulus-on-deformation-of-the-brain-under-rotational-accelerations
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S Ganpule, N P Daphalapurkar, M Pirtini Cetingul, K T Ramesh
Traumatic brain injury such as that developed as a consequence of blast is a complex injury with a broad range of symptoms and disabilities. Computational models of brain biomechanics hold promise for illuminating the mechanics of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and for developing preventive devices. However, reliable material parameters are needed for models to be predictive. Unfortunately, the properties of human brain tissue are difficult to measure, and the bulk modulus of brain tissue in particular is not well-characterized...
January 2018: Shock Waves
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660513/white-matter-functional-networks-changes-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Yuchao Jiang, Cheng Luo, Xuan Li, Yingjia Li, Hang Yang, Jianfu Li, Xin Chang, Hechun Li, Huanghao Yang, Jijun Wang, Mingjun Duan, Dezhong Yao
Resting-state functional MRI (rsfMRI) is a useful technique for investigating the functional organization of human gray-matter in neuroscience and neuropsychiatry. Nevertheless, most studies have demonstrated the functional connectivity and/or task-related functional activity in the gray-matter. White-matter functional networks have been investigated in healthy subjects. Schizophrenia has been hypothesized to be a brain disorder involving insufficient or ineffective communication associated with white-matter abnormalities...
April 13, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659316/longitudinal-changes-in-gray-matter-regions-after-cranial-radiation-and-comparative-analysis-with-whole-body-radiation-a-dti-study
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Apurva Watve, Mamta Gupta, Subash Khushu, Poonam Rana
PURPOSE: Radiation induced white matter changes are well known and vastly studied. However, radiation induced gray matter alterations are still a research question. In the present study, these changes were assessed in a longitudinal manner using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and further compared for cranial and whole body radiation exposure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male mice (C57BL/6) were irradiated with cranial or whole body radiation followed by DTI study at 7T animal MRI system during pre-dose, sub-acute and early delayed phases of radiation sickness...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659092/diffusion-tensor-imaging-parameters-in-testes-with-nonobstructive-azoospermia
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Athina C Tsili, Alexandra Ntorkou, Anna Goussia, Loukas Astrakas, Eleni Panopoulou, Nikolaos Sofikitis, Maria I Argyropoulou
BACKGROUND: The development of noninvasive imaging parameters having the capacity to identify the population of men with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) where a successful sperm retrieval outcome is of great clinical significance. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To assess differences of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) in NOA testes with impaired spermatogenesis and the possible association with the presence of spermatozoa after testicular sperm extraction (TESE)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658987/does-bilingualism-increase-brain-or-cognitive-reserve-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Anny Reyes, Brianna M Paul, Anisa Marshall, Yu-Hsuan A Chang, Naeim Bahrami, Leena Kansal, Vicente J Iragui, Evelyn S Tecoma, Tamar H Gollan, Carrie R McDonald
OBJECTIVE: Bilingual healthy adults have been shown to exhibit an advantage in executive functioning (EF) that is associated with microstructural changes in white matter (WM) networks. Patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) often show EF deficits that are associated with WM compromise. In this study, we investigate whether bilingualism can increase cognitive reserve and/or brain reserve in bilingual patients with TLE, mitigating EF impairment and WM compromise. METHODS: Diffusion tensor imaging was obtained in 19 bilingual and 26 monolingual patients with TLE, 12 bilingual healthy controls (HC), and 21 monolingual HC...
April 16, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656321/multi-center-reproducibility-of-structural-diffusion-tensor-and-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-measures
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S Deprez, Michiel B de Ruiter, S Bogaert, R Peeters, J Belderbos, D De Ruysscher, S Schagen, S Sunaert, P Pullens, E Achten
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess multi-center reproducibility and longitudinal consistency of MRI imaging measurements, as part of a phase III longitudinal multi-center study comparing the neurotoxic effect following prophylactic cranial irradiation with hippocampal avoidance (HA-PCI), in comparison with conventional PCI in patients with small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: Harmonized MRI acquisition protocols from six participating sites and two different vendors were compared using both physical and human phantoms...
April 14, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653337/investigation-of-microstructural-abnormalities-in-white-and-gray-matter-around-hippocampus-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging-dti-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-tle
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Yixin Bao, Ruqian He, Qingyi Zeng, Pan Zhu, Rongyuan Zheng, Huiqin Xu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to apply diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to investigate microstructural abnormalities in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with and without hippocampal sclerosis (HS). MATERIALS: Totally, 19 patients with TLE with HS and 23 patients with TLE without HS were included. Fiber tracking fibers focused on the parahippocampal cingulum (PHC), cingulate gyrus (CG), and fornix (FORX). Fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) values were obtained, and hippocampal volumes were measured...
April 10, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652228/prediction-of-clinical-outcome-in-subacute-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Isabel Fragata, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Patrícia Ferreira, Ana Paiva Nunes, Nuno Canto Moreira, Patrícia Canhão
OBJECTIVE Clinical outcome in nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is multifactorial and difficult to predict. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) findings are a prognostic marker in some diseases such as traumatic brain injury. The authors hypothesized that DTI parameters measured in the subacute phase of SAH can be associated with a poor clinical outcome. METHODS Diffusion tensor imaging was prospectively performed in 54 patients at 8-10 days after nontraumatic SAH. Logistic regression analysis was performed to evaluate the association of fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values with a poor clinical outcome (modified Rankin Scale score ≥ 3) at 3 months...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651768/minimisation-of-signal-intensity-differences-in-distortion-correction-approaches-of-brain-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Dong-Hoon Lee, Do-Wan Lee, David Henry, Hae-Jin Park, Bong-Soo Han, Dong-Cheol Woo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of signal intensity differences between the b0 image and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the image registration process. METHODS: To correct signal intensity differences between the b0 image and DTI data, a simple image intensity compensation (SIMIC) method, which is a b0 image re-calculation process from DTI data, was applied before the image registration. The re-calculated b0 image (b0ext ) from each diffusion direction was registered to the b0 image acquired through the MR scanning (b0nd ) with two types of cost functions and their transformation matrices were acquired...
April 12, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649797/a-multimodal-approach-to-the-treatment-of-intraparenchymal-meningioma-in-a-7-year-old-boy-a-case-report
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Maria Caterina Vescovi, Daniele Bagatto, Gabriele Capo, Marta Maieron, Dario Marin, Enrico Pegolo, Barbara Tomasino
Intraparenchymal meningiomas are very rare: only 26 cases have been diagnosed in patients younger than 20 years since 1954. They can lead to preoperative differential diagnosis mistakes due to their atypical neuroimaging appearance. A multimodal approach is thus necessary to plan a surgical procedure aiming to receive the best extent of resection while preserving the patient's functional integrity. The authors report the case of a 7-year-old boy with a history of blurred vision, left eye deviation, and weakness on the left side of his body...
April 12, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649574/detection-of-high-gs-risk-group-prostate-tumors-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-logistic-regression-modelling
#17
Gokhan Ertas
PURPOSE: To assess the value of joint evaluation of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measures by using logistic regression modelling to detect high GS risk group prostate tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty tumors imaged using DTI on a 3 T MRI device were analyzed. Regions of interests focusing on the center of tumor foci and noncancerous tissue on the maps of mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional anisotropy (FA) were used to extract the minimum, the maximum and the mean measures...
April 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649488/proteomics-based-identification-of-differential-plasma-proteins-and-changes-in-white-matter-integrity-as-markers-in-early-detection-of-mild-cognitive-impaired-subjects-at-high-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Abhai Kumar, Smita Singh, Ashish Verma, Vijay Nath Mishra
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate stage of cognitive decline and dementia. The absence of specific diagnostic test for identification of MCI and AD. The current study aims to find proteomics based change in plasma proteins and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) based white matter changes in MCI for early detection of prodromal Alzheimer's disease. Fifty cases of mild cognitive impairment and age matched control between (55-75 yrs) were screened on basis of Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Two dimensional gel electrophoresis and DTI imaging was performed in MCI and age matched control...
April 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648462/a-systematic-review-of-neuroimaging-findings-in-children-and-adolescents-with-sports-related-concussion
#19
Emilie Chamard, Jonathan D Lichtenstein
BACKGROUND: Sport-related concussion (SRC) generally does not result in structural anomalies revealed through clinical imaging techniques such as MRI and CT. While advanced neuroimaging techniques offer another avenue to investigate the subtle alterations following SRC, the current pediatric literature in this area has yet to be reviewed. The aim of this review is to systematically explore the literature on magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and cortical thickness following SRC in children and adolescents...
April 12, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643448/shorter-sleep-duration-and-better-sleep-quality-are-associated-with-greater-tissue-density-in-the-brain
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Hikaru Takeuchi, Yasuyuki Taki, Rui Nouchi, Ryoichi Yokoyama, Yuka Kotozaki, Seishu Nakagawa, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Kunio Iizuka, Yuki Yamamoto, Sugiko Hanawa, Tsuyoshi Araki, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Takamitsu Shinada, Kohei Sakaki, Takayuki Nozawa, Shigeyuki Ikeda, Susumu Yokota, Magistro Daniele, Yuko Sassa, Ryuta Kawashima
Poor sleep quality is associated with unfavorable psychological measurements, whereas sleep duration has complex relationships with such measurements. The aim of this study was to identify the associations between microstructural properties of the brain and sleep duration/sleep quality in a young adult. The associations between mean diffusivity (MD), a measure of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and sleep duration/sleep quality were investigated in a study cohort of 1201 normal young adults. Positive correlations between sleep duration and MD of widespread areas of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the dopaminergic systems, were identified...
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
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