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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429383/altered-eigenvector-centrality-is-related-to-local-resting-state-network-functional-connectivity-in-patients-with-longstanding-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Eelco van Duinkerken, Menno M Schoonheim, Richard G IJzerman, Annette C Moll, Jesus Landeira-Fernandez, Martin Klein, Michaela Diamant, Frank J Snoek, Frederik Barkhof, Alle-Meije Wink
INTRODUCTION: Longstanding type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is associated with microangiopathy and poorer cognition. In the brain, T1DM is related to increased functional resting-state network (RSN) connectivity in patients without, which was decreased in patients with clinically evident microangiopathy. Subcortical structure seems affected in both patient groups. How these localized alterations affect the hierarchy of the functional network in T1DM is unknown. Eigenvector centrality mapping (ECM) and degree centrality are graph theoretical methods that allow determining the relative importance (ECM) and connectedness (degree centrality) of regions within the whole-brain network hierarchy...
April 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428665/brain-lesions-in-children-with-unilateral-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Feriha Hadzagic-Catibusic, Edin Avdagic, Smail Zubcevic, Sajra Uzicanin
INTRODUCTION: Unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (US CP) is the second most common subtype of cerebral palsy. AIM: The aim of the study was to analyze neuroimaging findings in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was hospital based, which has included 106 patients with US CP (boys 72/girls 34, term 82/preterm 24). Neuroimaging findings were classified into 5 groups: Brain maldevelopment, predominant white matter injury, predominant gray matter injury, non specific findings and normal neuroimaging findings...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428212/a-novel-mri-biomarker-of-spinal-cord-white-matter-injury-t2-weighted-white-matter-to-gray-matter-signal-intensity-ratio
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A R Martin, B De Leener, J Cohen-Adad, D W Cadotte, S Kalsi-Ryan, S F Lange, L Tetreault, A Nouri, A Crawley, D J Mikulis, H Ginsberg, M G Fehlings
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: T2*-weighted imaging provides sharp contrast between spinal cord GM and WM, allowing their segmentation and cross-sectional area measurement. Injured WM demonstrates T2*WI hyperintensity but requires normalization for quantitative use. We introduce T2*WI WM/GM signal-intensity ratio and compare it against cross-sectional area, the DTI metric fractional anisotropy, and magnetization transfer ratio in degenerative cervical myelopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy and 40 healthy subjects underwent 3T MR imaging, covering C1-C7...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428210/proton-chemical-shift-imaging-study-of-the-combined-antiretroviral-therapy-impact-on-neurometabolic-parameters-in-chronic-hiv-infection
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J Boban, D Kozic, V Turkulov, D Lendak, M Bjelan, M Semnic, S Brkic
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy has failed to reduce the high prevalence of mild forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. The aim of this study was to test the effect of combined antiretroviral therapy on brain metabolite ratios in chronic HIV infection by using proton chemical shift imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed 2D chemical shift imaging in 91 subjects (31 HIV+ patients with chronic infection on combination antiretroviral therapy, 19 combination antiretroviral therapy-na|fkve HIV+ subjects with chronic infection, and 41 healthy controls), covering frontal and parietal subcortical white and cingulate gyrus gray matter, analyzing ratios of NAA/Cr and Cho/Cr on long-TE and mIns/Cr on short-TE MR spectroscopy...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425061/gray-matter-and-white-matter-changes-in-non-demented-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-with-or-without-cognitive-impairment-a-combined-voxel-based-morphometry-and-tract-based-spatial-statistics-whole-brain-analysis
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Foteini Christidi, Efstratios Karavasilis, Franz Riederer, Ioannis Zalonis, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Georgios Velonakis, Sophia Xirou, Michalis Rentzos, Georgios Argiropoulos, Vasiliki Zouvelou, Thomas Zambelis, Athanasios Athanasakos, Panagiotis Toulas, Konstantinos Vadikolias, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Spyros Kollias, Nikolaos Karandreas, Nikolaos Kelekis, Ioannis Evdokimidis
The phenotypic heterogeneity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) implies that patients show structural changes within but also beyond the motor cortex and corticospinal tract and furthermore outside the frontal lobes, even if frank dementia is not detected. The aim of the present study was to investigate both gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) changes in non-demented amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with or without cognitive impairment (ALS-motor and ALS-plus, respectively). Nineteen ALS-motor, 31 ALS-plus and 25 healthy controls (HC) underwent 3D-T1-weighted and 30-directional diffusion-weighted imaging on a 3 T MRI scanner...
April 19, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424833/cannabis-related-hippocampal-volumetric-abnormalities-specific-to-subregions-in-dependent-users
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Yann Chye, Chao Suo, Murat Yücel, Lauren den Ouden, Nadia Solowij, Valentina Lorenzetti
RATIONALE: Cannabis use is associated with neuroanatomical alterations in the hippocampus. While the hippocampus is composed of multiple subregions, their differential vulnerability to cannabis dependence remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to investigate gray matter alteration in each of the hippocampal subregions (presubiculum, subiculum, cornu ammonis (CA) subfields CA1-4, and dentate gyrus (DG)) as associated with cannabis use and dependence...
April 19, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424650/the-role-of-the-left-anterior-temporal-lobe-for-unpredictable-and-complex-mappings-in-word-reading
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Marilyne Joyal, Simona M Brambati, Robert J Laforce, Maxime Montembeault, Mariem Boukadi, Isabelle Rouleau, Joël Macoir, Sven Joubert, Shirley Fecteau, Maximiliano A Wilson
The anterior temporal lobes (ATLs) have been consistently associated with semantic processing which, in turn, has a key role in reading aloud single words. This study aimed to investigate (1) the reading abilities in patients with the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia (svPPA), and (2) the relationship between gray matter (GM) volume of the left ATL and word reading performance using voxel-based morphometry (VBM). Three groups of participants (svPPA, Alzheimer's Disease, AD and healthy elderly adults) performed a reading task with exception words, regular words and pseudowords, along with a structural magnetic resonance imaging scan...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424612/an-examination-of-brain-abnormalities-and-mobility-in-individuals-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Barbara L Fischer, Rhonda Bacher, Barbara B Bendlin, Alex C Birdsill, Martina Ly, Siobhan M Hoscheidt, Richard J Chappell, Jane E Mahoney, Carey E Gleason
Background: Mobility changes are concerning for elderly patients with cognitive decline. Given frail older individuals' vulnerability to injury, it is critical to identify contributors to limited mobility. Objective: To examine whether structural brain abnormalities, including reduced gray matter volume and white matter hyperintensities, would be associated with limited mobility among individuals with cognitive impairment, and to determine whether cognitive impairment would mediate this relationship. Methods: Thirty-four elderly individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease underwent neuropsychological evaluation, mobility assessment, and structural brain neuroimaging...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424610/characterizing-brain-iron-deposition-in-patients-with-subcortical-vascular-mild-cognitive-impairment-using-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-a-potential-biomarker
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Yawen Sun, Xin Ge, Xu Han, Wenwei Cao, Yao Wang, Weina Ding, Mengqiu Cao, Yong Zhang, Qun Xu, Yan Zhou, Jianrong Xu
The presence and pattern of iron accumulation in subcortical vascular mild cognitive impairment (svMCI) and their effects on cognition have rarely been investigated. We aimed to examine brain iron deposition in svMCI subjects using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). Moreover, we aimed to investigate the correlation between brain iron deposition and the severity of cognitive impairment as indicated by z-scores. We recruited 20 subcortical ischemic vascular disease (SIVD) patients who fulfilled the criteria for svMCI...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424595/gray-matter-atrophy-is-primarily-related-to-demyelination-of-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-mri-study
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Eszter Tóth, Nikoletta Szabó, Gergõ Csete, András Király, Péter Faragó, Tamás Spisák, Krisztina Bencsik, László Vécsei, Zsigmond T Kincses
Objective: Cortical pathology, periventricular demyelination, and lesion formation in multiple sclerosis (MS) are related (Hypothesis 1). Factors in the cerebrospinal fluid close to these compartments could possibly drive the parallel processes. Alternatively, the cortical atrophy could be caused by remote axonal transection (Hypothesis 2). Since MRI can differentiate between demyelination and axon loss, we used this imaging modality to investigate the correlation between the pattern of diffusion parameter changes in the periventricular- and deep white matter and the gray matter atrophy...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422806/improvement-of-image-quality-in-unenhanced-dual-layer-ct-of-the-head-using-virtual-monoenergetic-images-compared-with-polyenergetic-single-energy-ct
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Victor Neuhaus, Nuran Abdullayev, Nils Große Hokamp, Gregor Pahn, Christoph Kabbasch, Anastasios Mpotsaris, David Maintz, Jan Borggrefe
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to compare virtual monoenergetic images and polyenergetic images reconstructed from unenhanced dual-layer detector computed tomography (DLCT) of the head and to determine kiloelectron volt levels that optimize image quality, particularly the gray-white matter contrast, and reduce beam hardening artifacts caused by the skull. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained. Forty patients that received DLCT were included in this retrospective study; of these patients, 22 were women and 18 were men...
April 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420876/examining-gray-matter-structure-associated-with-academic-performance-in-a-large-sample-of-chinese-high-school-students
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Song Wang, Ming Zhou, Taolin Chen, Xun Yang, Guangxiang Chen, Meiyun Wang, Qiyong Gong
Achievement in school is crucial for students to be able to pursue successful careers and lead happy lives in the future. Although many psychological attributes have been found to be associated with academic performance, the neural substrates of academic performance remain largely unknown. Here, we investigated the relationship between brain structure and academic performance in a large sample of high school students via structural magnetic resonance imaging (S-MRI) using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) approach...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418454/an-indirect-indentation-method-for-evaluating-the-linear-viscoelastic-properties-of-the-brain-tissue
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Aref Samadi-Dooki, George Z Voyiadjis, Rhett W Stout
Indentation experiments offer a robust, fast, and repeatable testing method for evaluating the mechanical properties of solid state materials in a wide stiffness range. With the advantage of requiring a minimal sample preparation and multiple tests on a small piece of specimen, this method has recently become a popular technique for measuring the elastic properties of the biological materials, especially the brain tissue whose ultra-soft nature makes its mechanical characterization very challenging. Nevertheless, some limitations are associated with the indentation of the brain tissue, such as improper surface detection, negative initial contact force due to tip-tissue moisture interaction, partial contact between the tip and the sample, etc...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417971/greater-cerebellar-gray-matter-volume-in-car-drivers-an-exploratory-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Hiroyuki Sakai, Takafumi Ando, Norihiro Sadato, Yuji Uchiyama
Previous functional neuroimaging studies have identified multiple brain areas associated with distinct aspects of car driving in simulated traffic environments. Few studies, however, have examined brain morphology associated with everyday car-driving experience in real traffic. Thus, the aim of the current study was to identify gray matter volume differences between drivers and non-drivers. We collected T1-weighted structural brain images from 73 healthy young adults (36 drivers and 37 non-drivers). We performed a whole-brain voxel-based morphometry analysis to examine between-group differences in regional gray matter volume...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415873/structural-brain-changes-in-schizophrenia-at-different-stages-of-the-illness-a-selective-review-of-longitudinal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-studies
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Bruno Dietsche, Tilo Kircher, Irina Falkenberg
OBJECTIVE: Schizophrenia is a devastating mental disorder accompanied by aberrant structural brain connectivity. The question whether schizophrenia is a progressive brain disorder is yet to be resolved. Thus, it is not clear when these structural alterations occur and how they develop over time. METHODS: In our selective review, we summarized recent findings from longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging studies investigating structural brain alterations and its impact on clinical outcome at different stages of the illness: (1) subjects at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis, (2) patients with a first episode psychosis, and (3) chronically ill patients...
May 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415142/neural-correlates-of-cognitive-processing-in-monolinguals-and-bilinguals
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John G Grundy, John A E Anderson, Ellen Bialystok
Here, we review the neural correlates of cognitive control associated with bilingualism. We demonstrate that lifelong practice managing two languages orchestrates global changes to both the structure and function of the brain. Compared with monolinguals, bilinguals generally show greater gray matter volume, especially in perceptual/motor regions, greater white matter integrity, and greater functional connectivity between gray matter regions. These changes complement electroencephalography findings showing that bilinguals devote neural resources earlier than monolinguals...
April 17, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413838/advanced-structural-multimodal-imaging-of-a-patient-with-subcortical-band-heterotopia
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Lohith G Kini, Ilya M Nasrallah, Carlos Coto, Lindsay C Ferraro, Kathryn A Davis
Subcortical band heterotopia (SBH) is a disorder of neuronal migration most commonly due to mutations of the Doublecortin (DCX) gene. A range of phenotypes is seen, with most patients having some degree of epilepsy and intellectual disability. Advanced diffusion and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences may be useful in identifying heterotopias and dysplasias of different sizes in drug-resistant epilepsy. We describe a patient with SBH and drug-resistant epilepsy and investigate neurite density, neurite dispersion, and diffusion parameters as compared to a healthy control through the use of multiple advanced MRI modalities...
December 2016: Epilepsia Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413777/sex-differences-in-the-interacting-roles-of-impulsivity-and-positive-alcohol-expectancy-in-problem-drinking-a-structural-brain-imaging-study
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Jaime S Ide, Simon Zhornitsky, Sien Hu, Sheng Zhang, John H Krystal, Chiang-Shan R Li
Alcohol expectancy and impulsivity are implicated in alcohol misuse. However, how these two risk factors interact to determine problem drinking and whether men and women differ in these risk processes remain unclear. In 158 social drinkers (86 women) assessed for Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), positive alcohol expectancy, and Barratt impulsivity, we examined sex differences in these risk processes. Further, with structural brain imaging, we examined the neural bases underlying the relationship between these risk factors and problem drinking...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412496/magnesium-sulfate-mg-prevents-maternal-inflammation-induced-offspring-cerebral-injury-evident-on-mri-but-not-via-il-1%C3%AE
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Yuval Ginsberg, Nizar Khatib, Boaz Weiss, Shay Arison, Michael G Ross, Zeev Weiner, Ron Beloosesky
OBJECTIVE: As maternal treatment with magnesium sulfate (MG) may protect the fetal brain, we sought to assess the inflammation associated neuroprotective potential of MG and its association to interleukin 1β (IL-1β). METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats at 18-day gestation received i.p. lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline. Dams were randomized to treatment with s.c. saline (control), or MG prior to or following the i.p. injection, resulting in three groups. At the end of the treatment, fetal brain IL-1β was quantified for 18 pregnant rats (six of each group)...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411585/the-association-between-air-pollution-and-type-2-diabetes-in-a-large-cross-sectional-study-in-leicester-the-champions-study
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Gary O'Donovan, Yogini Chudasama, Samuel Grocock, Roland Leigh, Alice M Dalton, Laura J Gray, Thomas Yates, Charlotte Edwardson, Sian Hill, Joe Henson, David Webb, Kamlesh Khunti, Melanie J Davies, Andrew P Jones, Danielle H Bodicoat, Alan Wells
BACKGROUND: Observational evidence suggests there is an association between air pollution and type 2 diabetes; however, there is high risk of bias. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between air pollution and type 2 diabetes, while reducing bias due to exposure assessment, outcome assessment, and confounder assessment. METHODS: Data were collected from 10,443 participants in three diabetes screening studies in Leicestershire, UK. Exposure assessment included standard, prevailing estimates of outdoor nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter concentrations in a 1×1km area at the participant's home postcode...
April 12, 2017: Environment International
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