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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651369/reduced-thalamus-volume-may-reflect-nicotine-severity-in-young-male-smokers
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Dahua Yu, Kai Yuan, Jiadong Cheng, Yanyan Guan, Yangding Li, Yanzhi Bi, Jinquan Zhai, Lin Luo, Bo Liu, Ting Xue, Xiaoqi Lu
Introduction: Nicotine acts as an agonist at presynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) and to facilitate synaptic release of several neurotransmitters including dopamine and glutamate. The thalamus has the highest density of nAChRs in the brain, which may make this area be more vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine. However, the volume of thalamus abnormalities and the association with smoking behaviors in young smokers remains unknown. Methods: Thirty-six young male smokers and 36 age-, gender- and education-matched nonsmokers participated in current study...
June 23, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649200/cognitive-variability-during-middle-age-possible-association-with-neurodegeneration-and-cognitive-reserve
#2
Daniel Ferreira, Alejandra Machado, Yaiza Molina, Antonieta Nieto, Rut Correia, Eric Westman, José Barroso
Objective: Increased variability in cognition with age has been argued as an indication of pathological processes. Focusing on early detection of neurodegenerative disorders, we investigated variability in cognition in healthy middle-aged adults. In order to understand possible determinants of this variability, we also investigated associations with cognitive reserve, neuroimaging markers, subjective memory complaints, depressive symptomatology, and gender. Method: Thirty-one 50 ± 2 years old individuals were investigated as target group and deviation was studied in comparison to a reference younger group of 30 individuals 40 ± 2 years old...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642885/neuroanatomical-correlates-of-familial-risk-for-depression-and-religiosity-spirituality
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Connie Svob, Jie Liu, Priya Wickramaratne, Xuejun Hao, Ardesheer Talati, Jürgen Kayser, Craig Tenke, Virginia Warner, Jie Yang, Micheline Anderson, Myrna M Weissman
OBJECTIVE: To examine potential neural substrates that underlie the interplay between religiosity/spirituality and risk-for-depression. A new wave of data from a longitudinal, three generation study of individuals at high risk for depression is presented. In addition to providing new longitudinal data, we extend previous findings by employing additional (surface-based) methods for examining cortical volume. MEASURES PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were collected on 106 second and third generation family members at high or low risk for major depression defined by the presence or absence of depression in the first generation...
March 2017: Spirituality in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639126/a-comparison-of-five-partial-volume-correction-methods-for-tau-and-amyloid-pet-imaging-with-18-f-thk5351-and-11-c-pib
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Miho Shidahara, Benjamin A Thomas, Nobuyuki Okamura, Masanobu Ibaraki, Keisuke Matsubara, Senri Oyama, Yoichi Ishikawa, Shoichi Watanuki, Ren Iwata, Shozo Furumoto, Manabu Tashiro, Kazuhiko Yanai, Kohsuke Gonda, Hiroshi Watabe
PURPOSE: To suppress partial volume effect (PVE) in brain PET, there have been many algorithms proposed. However, each methodology has different property due to its assumption and algorithms. Our aim of this study was to investigate the difference among partial volume correction (PVC) method for tau and amyloid PET study. METHODS: We investigated two of the most commonly used PVC methods, Müller-Gärtner (MG) and geometric transfer matrix (GTM) and also other three methods for clinical tau and amyloid PET imaging...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626843/globally-optimal-label-fusion-with-shape-priors
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Ipek Oguz, Satyananda Kashyap, Hongzhi Wang, Paul Yushkevich, Milan Sonka
Multi-atlas label fusion methods have gained popularity in a variety of segmentation tasks given their attractive performance. Graph-based segmentation methods are widely used given their global optimality guarantee. We propose a novel approach, GOLF, that combines the strengths of these two approaches. GOLF incorporates shape priors to the label-fusion problem and provides a globally optimal solution even for the multi-label scenario, while also leveraging the highly accurate posterior maps from a multi-atlas label fusion approach...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626291/machine-learning-in-a-graph-framework-for-subcortical-segmentation
#6
Zhihui Guo, Satyananda Kashyap, Milan Sonka, Ipek Oguz
Automated and reliable segmentation of subcortical structures from human brain magnetic resonance images is of great importance for volumetric and shape analyses in quantitative neuroimaging studies. However, poor boundary contrast and variable shape of these structures make the automated segmentation a tough task. We propose a 3D graph-based machine learning method, called LOGISMOS-RF, to segment the caudate and the putamen from brain MRI scans in a robust and accurate way. An atlas-based tissue classification and bias-field correction method is applied to the images to generate an initial segmentation for each structure...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622625/cigarette-smoking-is-associated-with-amplified-age-related-volume-loss-in-subcortical-brain-regions
#7
Timothy C Durazzo, Dieter J Meyerhoff, Karmen K Yoder, Donna E Murray
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging studies of cigarette smoking-related effects on human brain structure have primarily employed voxel-based morphometry, and the most consistently reported finding was smaller volumes or lower density in anterior frontal regions and the insula. Much less is known about the effects of smoking on subcortical regions. We compared smokers and non-smokers on regional subcortical volumes, and predicted that smokers demonstrate greater age-related volume loss across subcortical regions than non-smokers...
June 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622539/features-of-amygdala-in-patients-with-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-and-hippocampal-sclerosis-an-mri-volumetric-and-histopathological-study
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Yoko Nakayama, Hiroshi Masuda, Hiroshi Shirozu, Yosuke Ito, Takefumi Higashijima, Hiroki Kitaura, Yukihiko Fujii, Akiyoshi Kakita, Masafumi Fukuda
OBJECTIVE: It is well-known that there is a correlation between the neuropathological grade of hippocampal sclerosis (HS) and neuroradiological atrophy of the hippocampus in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) patients. However, there is no strict definition or criterion regarding neuron loss and atrophy of the amygdala neighboring the hippocampus. We examined the relationship between HS and neuronal loss in the amygdala. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen mTLE patients with neuropathological proof of HS were assigned to Group A, while seven mTLE patients without HS were assigned to Group B...
May 22, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620297/racial-differences-in-insular-connectivity-and-thickness-and-related-cognitive-impairment-in-hypertension
#9
Ganesh B Chand, Junjie Wu, Deqiang Qiu, Ihab Hajjar
Hypertensive African-Americans have a greater risk of cognitive impairment than hypertensive Caucasian-Americans. The neural basis of this increased risk is yet unknown. Neuroimaging investigations suggest that the normal neural activity comprises complex interactions between brain networks. Recent studies consistently demonstrate that the insula, part of the salience network, provides modulation effects (information flow) over the default-mode and central-executive networks in cognitively normal subjects, and argue that the modulation effect is declined in cognitive impairment...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607927/depression-and-anxiety-scores-are-associated-with-amygdala-volume-in-cushing-s-syndrome-preliminary-study
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Alicia Santos, Esther Granell, Beatriz Gómez-Ansón, Iris Crespo, Patricia Pires, Yolanda Vives-Gilabert, Elena Valassi, Susan M Webb, Eugenia Resmini
INTRODUCTION: Cushing's syndrome (CS) has repeatedly been associated with hippocampal volume reductions, while little information is available on the amygdala, another structure rich in glucocorticoid receptors. The aim of the study was to analyze amygdala volume in patients with CS and its relationship with anxiety, depression, and hormone levels. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 39 CS patients (16 active and 23 patients in remission) and 39 healthy controls matched for age, sex, and education level completed anxiety (STAI) and depression tests (BDI-II) and underwent a 3 Tesla brain MRI and endocrine testing...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594150/cortical-thickness-is-not-associated-with-current-depression-in-a-clinical-treatment-study
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Greg Perlman, Elizabeth Bartlett, Christine DeLorenzo, Myrna Weissman, Patrick McGrath, Todd Ogden, Tony Jin, Phillip Adams, Madhukar Trivedi, Benji Kurian, Maria Oquendo, Melvin McInnis, Sarah Weyandt, Maurizio Fava, Crystal Cooper, Ashley Malchow, Ramin Parsey
BACKGROUND: Reduced cortical thickness is a candidate biological marker of depression, although findings are inconsistent. This could reflect analytic heterogeneity, such as use of region-wise cortical thickness based on the Freesurfer Desikan-Killiany (DK) atlas or surface-based morphometry (SBM). The Freesurfer Destrieux (DS) atlas (more, smaller regions) has not been utilized in depression studies. This could also reflect differential gender and age effects. METHODS: Cortical thickness was collected from 170 currently depressed adults and 52 never-depressed adults...
June 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575645/tesc-gene-regulating-genetic-variant-rs7294919-affects-hippocampal-subfield-volumes-and-parahippocampal-cingulum-white-matter-integrity-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Kyu-Man Han, Eunsoo Won, June Kang, Sunyoung Choi, Aram Kim, Min-Soo Lee, Woo-Suk Tae, Byung-Joo Ham
Two recent genome-wide association studies have suggested that rs7294919 is associated with changes in hippocampal volume. rs7294919 regulates the transcriptional products of the TESC gene, which is involved in neuronal proliferation and differentiation. We investigated the interactive effect of rs7294919 and major depressive disorder (MDD) on the volume of the hippocampal subfields and the integrity of the parahippocampal cingulum (PHC). We also investigated the correlation of these structural changes with the DNA methylation status of rs7294919...
October 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558364/structural-and-functional-correlates-of-serum-soluble-il-6-receptor-level-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
#13
Pei-Chi Tu, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Mu-Hong Chen, Tung-Ping Su, Ya-Mei Bai
OBJECTIVES: Inflammation is reported to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder (BD). Higher serum levels of soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R), which forms a ligand-receptor complex with the potent proinflammatory cytokine IL-6, have been consistently observed in patients with BD. However, the effect of sIL-6R on neural structure and function remains unclear. This study investigated the association between serum sIL-6R levels and the structural and functional connectivity (FC) of the brain in patients with BD...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550256/cortical-thickness-and-depressive-symptoms-in-cognitively-normal-individuals-the-mayo-clinic-study-of%C3%A2-aging
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Anna Pink, Scott A Przybelski, Janina Krell-Roesch, Gorazd B Stokin, Rosebud O Roberts, Michelle M Mielke, David S Knopman, Clifford R Jack, Ronald C Petersen, Yonas E Geda
Altered cortical thickness has been observed in aging and various neurodegenerative disorders. Furthermore, reduced hippocampal volume has been reported in late-life depression. Even mild depressive symptoms are common in the elderly. However, little is known about the structural MRI measures of depressive symptoms in normal cognitive aging. Thus we sought to examine the association between depressive symptoms with cortical thickness and hippocampal volume as measured by brain MRI among community-dwelling participants...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546533/comparison-of-accuracy-between-fsl-s-first-and-freesurfer-for-caudate-nucleus-and-putamen-segmentation
#15
Gabor Perlaki, Reka Horvath, Szilvia Anett Nagy, Peter Bogner, Tamas Doczi, Jozsef Janszky, Gergely Orsi
Although several methods have been developed to automatically delineate subcortical gray matter structures from MR images, the accuracy of these algorithms has not been comprehensively examined. Most of earlier studies focused primarily on the hippocampus. Here, we assessed the accuracy of two widely used non-commercial programs (FSL-FIRST and Freesurfer) for segmenting the caudate and putamen. T1-weighted 1 mm(3) isotropic resolution MR images were acquired for thirty healthy subjects (15 females). Caudate nucleus and putamen were segmented manually by two independent observers and automatically by FIRST and Freesurfer (v4...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545932/the-association-between-tau-pet-and-retrospective-cortical-thinning-in-clinically-normal-elderly
#16
Molly R LaPoint, Jasmeer P Chhatwal, Jorge Sepulcre, Keith A Johnson, Reisa A Sperling, Aaron P Schultz
Tau pathology has been associated with neuronal loss at autopsy, but the temporal evolution of tau pathology and atrophy remains unclear. Here, we investigate the association between cross-sectional AV-1451-PET as a marker of tau pathology and cortical thickness cross-sectionally. We also investigated retrospective rates of cortical thinning over the three years preceding the AV-1451 scan in a clinically normal cohort of 103 older adults from the Harvard Aging Brain Study. Tau measurements were Geometric Transfer Matrix partial volume corrected standardized uptake value ratios (SUVRs) with a cerebellar grey reference region...
May 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545597/prefrontal-cortical-thinning-links-to-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-via-the-enigma-consortium
#17
E Walton, D P Hibar, T G M van Erp, S G Potkin, R Roiz-Santiañez, B Crespo-Facorro, P Suarez-Pinilla, N E M van Haren, S M C de Zwarte, R S Kahn, W Cahn, N T Doan, K N Jørgensen, T P Gurholt, I Agartz, O A Andreassen, L T Westlye, I Melle, A O Berg, L Morch-Johnsen, A Færden, L Flyckt, H Fatouros-Bergman, E G Jönsson, R Hashimoto, H Yamamori, M Fukunaga, N Jahanshad, P De Rossi, F Piras, N Banaj, G Spalletta, R E Gur, R C Gur, D H Wolf, T D Satterthwaite, L M Beard, I E Sommer, S Koops, O Gruber, A Richter, B Krämer, S Kelly, G Donohoe, C McDonald, D M Cannon, A Corvin, M Gill, A Di Giorgio, A Bertolino, S Lawrie, T Nickson, H C Whalley, E Neilson, V D Calhoun, P M Thompson, J A Turner, S Ehrlich
BACKGROUND: Our understanding of the complex relationship between schizophrenia symptomatology and etiological factors can be improved by studying brain-based correlates of schizophrenia. Research showed that impairments in value processing and executive functioning, which have been associated with prefrontal brain areas [particularly the medial orbitofrontal cortex (MOFC)], are linked to negative symptoms. Here we tested the hypothesis that MOFC thickness is associated with negative symptom severity...
May 26, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544954/long-term-attention-deficits-combined-with-subcortical-and-cortical-structural-central-nervous-system-alterations-in-young-adults-born-small-for-gestational-age
#18
Sabrina Suffren, Diego Angulo, Yang Ding, Pablo Reyes, Jorge Marin, Jose T Hernandez, Nathalie Charpak, Gregory A Lodygensky
BACKGROUND: Being born small for gestational age has been associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities and smaller gray matter volumes in childhood. However, it is not known if these changes persist in adults and whether SGA has any impact on attention memory and IQ. AIMS: The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between birth weight and gray matter anatomy in adults born small for gestational age at term, in relation to IQ, attention and memory...
July 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540179/evaluating-the-effect-of-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-on-automatic-brain-structure-segmentation
#19
Sandra González-Villà, Sergi Valverde, Mariano Cabezas, Deborah Pareto, Joan C Vilanova, Lluís Ramió-Torrentà, Àlex Rovira, Arnau Oliver, Xavier Lladó
In recent years, many automatic brain structure segmentation methods have been proposed. However, these methods are commonly tested with non-lesioned brains and the effect of lesions on their performance has not been evaluated. Here, we analyze the effect of multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions on three well-known automatic brain structure segmentation methods, namely, FreeSurfer, FIRST and multi-atlas fused by majority voting, which use learning-based, deformable and atlas-based strategies, respectively. To perform a quantitative analysis, 100 synthetic images of MS patients with a total of 2174 lesions are simulated on two public databases with available brain structure ground truth information (IBSR18 and MICCAI'12)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529875/advanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-neuropsychological-assessment-for-detecting-brain-injury-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-university-amateur-boxers
#20
M G Hart, C R Housden, J Suckling, R Tait, A Young, U Müller, V F J Newcombe, I Jalloh, B Pearson, J Cross, R A Trivedi, J D Pickard, B J Sahakian, P J Hutchinson
BACKGROUND/AIM: The safety of amateur and professional boxing is a contentious issue. We hypothesised that advanced magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological testing could provide evidence of acute and early brain injury in amateur boxers. METHODS: We recruited 30 participants from a university amateur boxing club in a prospective cohort study. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological testing was performed at three time points: prior to starting training; within 48 h following a first major competition to detect acute brain injury; and one year follow-up...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
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