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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337197/brain-perfusion-alterations-in-tick-borne-encephalitis-preliminary-report
#1
Zuzanna Tyrakowska-Dadełło, Eugeniusz Tarasów, Dariusz Janusek, Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska, Joanna Zajkowska, Sławomir Pancewicz
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes in Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) are nonspecific and pathophysiologic mechanisms leading to their formation remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate brain perfusion in TBE patients using dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MR perfusion imaging. METHODS: MRI scans were performed in 12 patients in the acute phase, 3-5days after TBE diagnosis, with conventional MR images and DSC-MRI perfusion studies. Cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), mean transit time (MTT) and time to peak (TTP) parametric maps were created...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326379/blood-pressure-levels-post-mechanical-thrombectomy-and-outcomes-in-non-recanalized-large-vessel-occlusion-patients
#2
Nitin Goyal, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Abhi Pandhi, Kira Dillard, Diana Alsbrook, Jason J Chang, Balaji Krishnaiah, Christopher Nickele, Daniel Hoit, Khalid Alsherbini, Andrei V Alexandrov, Adam S Arthur, Lucas Elijovich
OBJECTIVE: Permissive hypertension may benefit patients with non-recanalized large vessel occlusion (nrLVO) post mechanical thrombectomy (MT) by maintaining brain perfusion. Data evaluating the impact of post-MT blood pressure (BP) levels on outcomes in nrLVO patients are scarce. We investigated the association of the post-MT BP course with safety and efficacy outcomes in nrLVO. METHODS: Hourly systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) values were prospectively recorded for 24 hours following MT in consecutive nrLVO patients...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320926/brain-perfusion-fixation-in-male-pigs-using-a-safer-closed-system
#3
Gracia U Musigazi, Stéphanie De Vleeschauwer, Raf Sciot, Eric Verbeken, Bart Depreitere
Tissue fixation methods are well established for rodents, but not for large animals. We present a simple technique for in situ brain perfusion fixation in a male porcine model, using cervical vessels for inflow and outflow and achieving a closed system. Thirty-four pigs, aged 4.7 ± 0.6 months and weighing 60.7 ± 10.9 kg, were anaesthetised and mechanically ventilated. The ipsilateral common carotid artery and external jugular vein were dissected and constituted the inflow and outflow access, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305914/the-comparison-of-monitoring-of-cerebral-blood-flow-by-c-flow-and-transcranial-doppler-in-carotid-endarterectomy
#4
Xu Wang, Bin Yang, Yan Ma, Peng Gao, Yabing Wang, Yanfei Chen, Liqun Jiao, Feng Ling, Guoguang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively compare the use of the c-FLOW (cerebral blood flow monitor) and transcranial Doppler (TCD) as two techniques for assessing brain perfusion during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: This was a prospective, single center, observational study. All patients were monitored using c-FLOW and TCD during the operation. Changes from baseline values of cerebral blood flow index (CFI) and blood flow velocity of middle cerebral artery (V-MCA) were recorded following carotid artery clamping and unclamping...
January 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301970/transient-ischemic-attack-results-in-delayed-brain-atrophy-and-cognitive-decline
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Andrew Bivard, Thomas Lillicrap, Bénédicte Maréchal, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Elizabeth Holliday, Venkatesh Krishnamurthy, Christopher R Levi, Mark Parsons
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) initiates an ischemic cascade without resulting in frank infarction and, as such, represents a novel model to study the effects of this ischemic cascade and secondary neurodegeneration in humans. METHODS: Patients with suspected TIA underwent acute brain perfusion imaging, and those with acute ischemia were enrolled into a prospective observational study. We collected baseline and 90-day magnetic resonance imaging, including MP-RAGE (high-resolution T1 sequence) and cognitive assessment with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment...
January 4, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301779/what-have-we-learned-from-mr-imaging-in-multiple-sclerosis
#6
REVIEW
E Lapointe, D K B Li, A L Traboulsee, A Rauscher
Using MR imaging, perfusion can be assessed either by dynamic susceptibility contrast MR imaging or arterial spin-labeling. Alterations of cerebral perfusion have repeatedly been described in multiple sclerosis compared with healthy controls. Acute lesions exhibit relative hyperperfusion in comparison with normal-appearing white matter, a finding mostly attributed to inflammation in this stage of lesion development. In contrast, normal-appearing white and gray matter of patients with MS has been mostly found to be hypoperfused compared with controls, and correlations with cognitive impairment as well as fatigue in multiple sclerosis have been described...
January 4, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300119/single-photon-emission-tomography-imaging-in-patients-with-lyme-disease-treated-with-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#7
Geeta Shroff
Aim The purpose of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal changes in brain perfusion in patients with Lyme disease treated with human embryonic stem cells. Material and methods The study included 59 (age range 41.68 ± 16.37 years) patients with Lyme disease whose single-photon emission tomography imaging was performed before and after the human embryonic stem cell therapy. Technetium-hexa methyl propylene aminoxime single-photon emission tomography imaging was used to assess the hypoperfused lesions/regions in the brain prior to the therapy, as well as the improvement in perfusion after human embryonic stem cell treatment...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285410/the-clinical-examination-in-the-patient-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-is-still-the-most-reliable-parameter-for-predicting-pathophysiological-changes
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Athanasios K Petridis, Kerim Beseoglu, Hans J Steiger
Background: Macrovasospasms and delayed cerebral injury are factors which correlate with high morbidity in patients suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography and perfusion computed tomography (PCT) are diagnostic tools used to diagnose such pathologies. However, TCD is not very reliable and PCT exposes patients to radiation and cannot be performed daily. Case Description: We present the case of a 47-year-old female with subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by rupture of an intracranial aneurysm...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282332/collateral-response-modulates-the-time-penumbra-relationship-in-proximal-arterial-occlusions
#9
Smriti Agarwal, Andrew Bivard, Elizabeth Warburton, Mark Parsons, Christopher Levi
OBJECTIVE: While clinical benefit from thrombolysis decreases with increase in time from stroke onset, the relationship of acute physiologic tissue compartments and collateral response to stroke onset time remains unclear. METHODS: We studied consecutive patients with proximal arterial occlusions (n = 355) with whole-brain perfusion CT with CT angiography within 6 hours of stroke onset. Penumbra and core were defined using voxel-based thresholds. Tissue mismatch was defined as the ratio of penumbra to core...
December 27, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250434/the-relaxation-wall-experimental-limits-to-improving-mpi-spatial-resolution-by-increasing-nanoparticle-core-size
#10
Zhi Wei Tay, Daniel W Hensley, Erika C Vreeland, Bo Zheng, Steven M Conolly
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a promising new tracer modality with zero attenuation in tissue, high contrast and sensitivity, and an excellent safety profile. However, the spatial resolution of MPI is currently around 1 mm in small animal scanners. Especially considering tradeoffs when scaling up MPI scanning systems to human size, this resolution needs to be improved for clinical applications such as angiography and brain perfusion. One method to improve spatial resolution is to increase the magnetic core size of the superparamagnetic nanoparticle tracers...
June 2017: Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247294/rcbf-and-cognitive-impairment-changes-assessed-by-spect-and-adas-cog-in-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-after-18%C3%A2-months-of-treatment-with-the-cholinesterase-inhibitors-donepezil-or-galantamine
#11
Yukihiko Shirayama, Michio Takahashi, Yasunori Oda, Kouhei Yoshino, Koichi Sato, Toshiyuki Okubo, Masaomi Iyo
Late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) differs substantially from early-onset AD. In this cross sectional study we investigated brain perfusion changes after 18 months of treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) donepezil or galantamine. Twenty-five drug-naïve late-onset AD patients were recruited from outpatient clinics. We examined brain perfusion using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and used three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection (3D-SSP) and the stereotactic extraction estimation method (SEE) level 3 to analyze classified gyrus level segments...
December 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229555/reduced-cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-increased-resting-cerebral-perfusion-in-rats-exposed-to-a-cafeteria-diet
#12
Mariana Gomez-Smith, Rafal Janik, Evelyn M Lake, Lynsie A M Thomason, Conner Adams, Matthew S Jeffers, Bojana Stefanovic, Dale Corbett
To better understand the effects of a diet high in fat, sugar, and sodium on cerebrovascular function, Sprague Dawley rats were chronically exposed to a Cafeteria diet. Resting cerebral perfusion and cerebrovascular reactivity were quantified using continuous arterial spin labeling (CASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, structural changes to the cerebrovasculature and susceptibility to ischemic lesion were examined. Compared to control animals fed standard chow (SD), Cafeteria diet (CAF) rats exhibited increased resting brain perfusion in the hippocampus and reduced cerebrovascular reactivity in response to 10% inspired CO2 challenges in both the hippocampus and the neocortex...
December 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217363/positional-brain-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-case-of-limb-shaking-syndrome
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Caroline Bund, Céline Heimburger, Valérie Wolff, Izzie Jacques Namer
An 84-year-old man, who presented lower limbs limb-shaking syndrome at orthostatism lasting a few seconds, was referred in our stroke unit. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an acute infarction in the right thalamus and the insular cortex, left extracranial carotid stenosis at 80%, and low flow in the right middle cerebral artery but did not explain limb-shaking syndrome symptomatology. We performed comparative positional brain perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), in the upright and in the supine position, to explore and localize hypoperfusion-endangered brain structures that may be involved in the presenting symptoms...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205570/brain-angiogenic-gene-expression-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Olga Sánchez, Aina Ruiz-Romero, Carmen Domínguez, Queralt Ferrer, Irene Ribera, Víctor Rodríguez-Sureda, Jaume Alijotas, Sílvia Arévalo, Elena Carreras, Lluís Cabero, Elisa Llurba
OBJECTIVES: To analyze potential differences in the expression of antiangiogenic and angiogenic factors and of genes associated with chronic hypoxia in cerebral tissue from euploid fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD) and control fetuses. METHODS: Cerebral tissue was obtained from 15 fetuses with CHD and 12 control fetuses undergoing termination of pregnancy. Expression profiles of the antiangiogenic soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), the angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) and placental growth factor (PlGF), and genes associated with chronic hypoxia were determined by real-time PCR in tissue from the frontal cortex and from basal ganglia-hypothalamus...
December 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172197/-voxel-based-morphometry-and-social-cognitive-function-in-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Mutsutaka Kobayakawa
In recent years, voxel-based morphometry (VBM) has been increasingly used to investigate local brain structures in Parkinson's disease (PD). Compared to healthy participants, PD patients tend to show reduced brain volume in limbic and paralimbic areas in early disease stages, while the neocortical areas, such as the temporal and frontal cortices, are affected in advanced patients. Moreover, there are many studies showing correlation between cognitive performance and local brain volume. In the last decade, emotional and social cognitive function, such as facial emotion recognition, emotional decision-making, and theory of mind, have been the target of VBM analysis in PD...
November 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163185/orthostatic-intolerance-in-older-persons-etiology-and-countermeasures
#16
REVIEW
Nandu Goswami, Andrew P Blaber, Helmut Hinghofer-Szalkay, Jean-Pierre Montani
Orthostatic challenge produced by upright posture may lead to syncope if the cardiovascular system is unable to maintain adequate brain perfusion. This review outlines orthostatic intolerance related to the aging process, long-term bedrest confinement, drugs, and disease. Aging-associated illness or injury due to falls often leads to hospitalization. Older patients spend up to 83% of hospital admission lying in bed and thus the consequences of bedrest confinement such as physiological deconditioning, functional decline, and orthostatic intolerance represent a central challenge in the care of the vulnerable older population...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155259/polyi-c-model-of-schizophrenia-in-rats-induces-functional-brain-changes-detected-by-mri-irreversible-by-aripiprazole-treatment
#17
Eva Drazanova, Jana Ruda-Kucerova, Lucie Kratka, Katerina Horska, Regina Demlova, Zenon Starcuk, Tomas Kasparek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: One of the hallmarks of schizophrenia is altered brain structure, potentially due to antipsychotic treatment, the disorder itself or both. It was proposed that functional changes may precede the structural ones. In order to understand and potentially prevent this unwanted process, brain function assessment should be validated as a diagnostic tool. METHODS: We used Arterial Spin Labelling MRI technique for the evaluation of brain perfusion in several brain regions in a neurodevelopmental poly(I:C) model of schizophrenia (8 mg/kg on a gestational day 15) in rats taking into account sex-dependent effects and chronic treatment with aripiprazole (30 days), an atypical antipsychotic acting as a partial agonist on dopaminergic receptors...
November 16, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154283/longitudinal-neuroimaging-analysis-in%C3%A2-mild-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-treated-with-plasma-exchange-with%C3%A2-5-human-albumin
#18
Gemma Cuberas-Borrós, Isabel Roca, Mercè Boada, Lluís Tárraga, Isabel Hernández, Mar Buendia, Lourdes Rubio, Gustavo Torres, Ángel Bittini, Juan A Guzmán-de-Villoria, Francesc Pujadas, Mireia Torres, Laura Núñez, Joan Castell, Antonio Páez
BACKGROUND: Recently, modifications of Aβ1-42 levels in CSF and plasma associated with improvement in memory and language functions have been observed in patients with mild-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) treated with plasma exchange (PE) with albumin replacement. OBJECTIVE: To detect structural and functional brain changes in PE-treated AD patients as part of a Phase II clinical trial. METHODS: Patients received between 3 and 18 PE with albumin (Albutein® 5%, Grifols) or sham-PE (controls) for 21 weeks (divided in one intensive and two maintenance periods) followed by 6-month follow-up...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145285/degeneration-of-paramedian-nuclei-in-the-thalamus-induces-holmes-tremor-in-a-case-of-artery-of-percheron-infarction
#19
Tz-Shiang Wei, Chun-Sheng Hsu, Yu-Chun Lee, Shin-Tsu Chang
RATIONALE: Holmes' tremor is an uncommon neurologic disorder following brain insults, and its pathogenesis is undefined. The interruption of the dento-rubro-thalamic tract and secondary deterioration of the nigrostriatal pathway are both required to initiate Holmes' tremor. We used nuclear medicine imaging tools to analyze a patient with concurrent infarction in different zones of each side of the thalamus. Finding whether the paramedian nuclear groups of the thalamus were injured was a decisive element for developing Holmes' tremor...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116145/cingulate-island-sign-temporally-changes-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#20
Tomomichi Iizuka, Rui Iizuka, Masashi Kameyama
The cingulate island sign (CIS) that reflects sparing of the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) relative to the precuneus plus cuneus on FDG-PET and brain perfusion SPECT, has been proposed as a feature of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). As the CIS is influenced by concomitant Alzheimer's disease (AD)-type neurofibrillary tangle (NFT) pathology, we postulated that the CIS gradually disappears as DLB progresses. To determine temporal changes in the CIS, 24 patients with mild DLB and 7 with prodromal DLB underwent (123)I-IMP-SPECT and MMSE twice at an interval of two years...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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