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Hui Zhu, Zhixing Li, Jinglei Lv, Renliang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) describes a syndrome of neuroimaging, pathological, and associated clinical features caused by small intracranial vascular lesions, which commonly coexists with large artery atherosclerosis (LAA) and has been identified as a major cause of motor impairment over time. In this review, we aim to summarize the relationship between CSVD and LAA, and discuss the effects of CSVD on the clinical outcome of patients with ischemic stroke caused by LAA...
March 15, 2018: Neurological Research
Hua Zhang, Hongxia Liu, Yuanli Dong, Juan Wang, Yingxin Zhao, Yi Cui, Qiang Chai, Zhendong Liu
The association of hemodynamics with cognitive impairment and white matter lesions (WMLs) has come to the foreground in recent years. Six hundred eighty-nine elderly participants aged ≥60 years were eligible enrolled. After an average of 5.4 years follow-up, there was a significant decline in Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores and increases in total white matter hyperintensities (WMH), periventricular (P)WMH, and deep (D)WMH ( P < 0.001). The participants were grouped by the tertiles of carotid mean wall shear stress (WSS)...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Yan Liang, Yang-Kun Chen, Vincent Chung-Tong Mok, De-Feng Wang, Gabor S Ungvari, Winnie Chiu-Wing Chu, Hee-Ju Kang, Wai-Kwong Tang
Objective: All types of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) markers including lacune, white matter hyperintensities (WMH), cerebral microbleeds, and perivascular spaces were found to be associated with poststroke depressive symptoms (PDS). This study explored whether the combination of the four markers constituting an overall SVD burden was associated with PDS. Methods: A cohort of 563 patients with acute ischemic stroke were followed over a 15-month period after the index stroke. A score of ≥7 on the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale was defined as clinically significant PDS...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Esther M C van Leijsen, H Bea Kuiperij, Iris Kersten, Mayra I Bergkamp, Ingeborg W M van Uden, Hugo Vanderstichele, Erik Stoops, Jurgen A H R Claassen, Ewoud J van Dijk, Frank-Erik de Leeuw, Marcel M Verbeek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is a frequent pathology in aging and contributor to the development of dementia. Plasma Aβ (amyloid β) levels may be useful as early biomarker, but the role of plasma Aβ in SVD remains to be elucidated. We investigated the association of plasma Aβ levels with severity and progression of SVD markers. METHODS: We studied 487 participants from the RUN DMC study (Radboud University Nijmegen Diffusion Tensor and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Cohort) of whom 258 participants underwent 3 MRI assessments during 9 years...
March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Charlotte Zerna, Amy Y X Yu, Jayesh Modi, Shiel K Patel, Jonathan I Coulter, Eric E Smith, Shelagh B Coutts
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: White matter lesions (WML) are associated with cognitive decline, increased stroke risk, and disability in old age. We hypothesized that superimposed acute cerebrovascular occlusion on chronic preexisting injury (leukoaraiosis) leads to worse outcome after minor cerebrovascular event, both using quantitative (volumetric) and qualitative (Fazekas scale) assessment, as well as relative total brain volume. METHODS: WML volume assessment was performed in 425 patients with high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA; motor/speech deficits >5 minutes) or minor strokes from the CATCH study (CT and MRI in the Triage of TIA and Minor Cerebrovascular Events to Identify High Risk Patients)...
March 14, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Crystal White, Jeremy Mortier, Ranieri Verin, Thomas Maddox, Rita Goncalves, Daniel Sanchez-Masian
Case summary: A 2-year-old male domestic shorthair cat presented to the University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital with a 2 week history of altered mentation, blindness and focal epileptic seizures. MRI examination revealed generalised cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, diffuse T2-weighted hyperintensity of the white matter and meningeal thickening. Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis was confirmed on post-mortem examination. Relevance and novel information: This is the first report of the MRI findings of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in a cat...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
Menuka Pallebage-Gamarallage, Sean Foxley, Ricarda A L Menke, Istvan N Huszar, Mark Jenkinson, Benjamin C Tendler, Chaoyue Wang, Saad Jbabdi, Martin R Turner, Karla L Miller, Olaf Ansorge
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a clinically and histopathologically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder, in which therapy is hindered by the rapid progression of disease and lack of biomarkers. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has demonstrated its potential for detecting the pathological signature and tracking disease progression in ALS. However, the microstructural and molecular pathological substrate is poorly understood and generally defined histologically...
March 13, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
Lasse-Marius Honningsvåg, Asta Kristine Håberg, Knut Hagen, Kjell Arne Kvistad, Lars Jacob Stovner, Mattias Linde
Objective To examine the relationship between white matter hyperintensities and headache. Methods White matter hyperintensities burden was assessed semi-quantitatively using Fazekas and Scheltens scales, and by manual and automated volumetry of MRI in a sub-study of the general population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT MRI). Using validated questionnaires, participants were categorized into four cross-sectional headache groups: Headache-free (n = 551), tension-type headache (n = 94), migraine (n = 91), and unclassified headache (n = 126)...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
R Guerrero, C Qin, O Oktay, C Bowles, L Chen, R Joules, R Wolz, M C Valdés-Hernández, D A Dickie, J Wardlaw, D Rueckert
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are a feature of sporadic small vessel disease also frequently observed in magnetic resonance images (MRI) of healthy elderly subjects. The accurate assessment of WMH burden is of crucial importance for epidemiological studies to determine association between WMHs, cognitive and clinical data; their causes, and the effects of new treatments in randomized trials. The manual delineation of WMHs is a very tedious, costly and time consuming process, that needs to be carried out by an expert annotator (e...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
Eiichi Katada, Akira Mitsui, Shigeru Sasaki, Norihiko Uematsu, Chise Anan
A 44-year-old woman with advanced metastatic colon cancer received chemotherapies comprising XELOX, FOLFIRI/panitumumab and mFOLFOX6/bevacizumab. Fifteen months later, she presented with the acute onset of a headache, drowsiness and seizure with a fever and hypertension. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated bilateral regions of signal hyperintensity in the white matter with spasms of bilateral cerebral arteries apparent on magnetic resonance angiography. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) was diagnosed, and treatments resulted in improvement of the MRI findings, but the patient experienced cerebral infarction and ultimately died of deterioration of cancer on day 26 after the onset of PRES...
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Hua Zhou, Yan Tang, Zhi Yuan
White matter (WM) asymmetries of the human brain have been well documented using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The purpose of this study was to investigate white matter asymmetry across the whole brain in cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) patients and evaluate the relation between the factors which often represent disease's existence and white matter asymmetry. A total of 105 nondemented elderly with cerebral SVD patients aged between 60 and 85 years were included in this study. All participants underwent T1 MPRAGE, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery and DTI scanning...
2018: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
Bian Liu, Kui Kai Lau, Linxin Li, Caroline Lovelock, Ming Liu, Wilhelm Kuker, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It has been hypothesized that cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and chronic renal impairment may be part of a multisystem small-vessel disorder, but their association may simply be as a result of shared risk factors (eg, hypertension) rather than to a systemic susceptibility to premature SVD. However, most previous studies were hospital based, most had inadequate adjustment for hypertension, many were confined to patients with lacunar stroke, and none stratified by age...
March 9, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
So Young Moon, Philipe de Souto Barreto, Yves Rolland, Marie Chupin, Ali Bouyahia, Ludovic Fillon, Jean François Mangin, Sandrine Andrieu, Matteo Cesari, Bruno Vellas
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) with decline in lower extremity function (LEF) over approximately 3 years in dementia-free older adults with memory complaints. METHODS: We obtained brain MRI data from 458 community-dwelling adults, aged 70 years or over, at baseline, and from 358 adults over an average follow-up of 963 days. We evaluated LEF using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). We related baseline WMH volumes and progression to SPPB scores over time, using mixed-effect linear regressions...
March 9, 2018: Neurology
Muhammad Febrian Rachmadi, Maria Del C Valdés-Hernández, Maria Leonora Fatimah Agan, Carol Di Perri, Taku Komura
We propose an adaptation of a convolutional neural network (CNN) scheme proposed for segmenting brain lesions with considerable mass-effect, to segment white matter hyperintensities (WMH) characteristic of brains with none or mild vascular pathology in routine clinical brain magnetic resonance images (MRI). This is a rather difficult segmentation problem because of the small area (i.e., volume) of the WMH and their similarity to non-pathological brain tissue. We investigate the effectiveness of the 2D CNN scheme by comparing its performance against those obtained from another deep learning approach: Deep Boltzmann Machine (DBM), two conventional machine learning approaches: Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Random Forest (RF), and a public toolbox: Lesion Segmentation Tool (LST), all reported to be useful for segmenting WMH in MRI...
February 17, 2018: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
Yeerfan Jiaerken, Xiao Luo, Xinfeng Yu, Peiyu Huang, Xiaojun Xu, Minming Zhang
Our purpose is to evaluate the microstructural and metabolism property in the white matter that later become white matter hyperintensity (WMH), and of WMH that later disappeared. Forty subjects with two-year follow-up were included. Each subject had 3DT1, T2FLAIR, DTI and FDG-PET scans. White matter was classified into: constant WMH, growing WMH, shrinking WMH and normal appearing white matter (NAWM). The average DTI (FA and MD) and FDG-PET (standardized FDG-PET rSUV) of each of the above-mentioned region were extracted and compared...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Julie Gauthier, Inge A Meijer, Davor Lessel, Niccolò E Mencacci, Dimitri Krainc, Maja Hempel, Konstantinos Tsiakas, Holger Prokisch, Elsa Rossignol, Margaret H Helm, Lance H Rodan, Jason Karamchandani, Miryam Carecchio, Steven J Lubbe, Aida Telegrafi, Lindsay B Henderson, Kerry Lorenzo, Stephanie E Wallace, Ian A Glass, Fadi F Hamdan, Jacques L Michaud, Guy A Rouleau, Philippe M Campeau
VPS13 protein family members, VPS13A through VPS13C, have been associated with various recessive movement disorders. We describe the first disease association of rare recessive VPS13D variants including a frameshift, missense and a partial duplication with a novel complex, hyperkinetic neurological disorder. The clinical features include developmental delay, a childhood onset movement disorder (chorea, dystonia or tremor) and progressive spastic ataxia or paraparesis. Characteristic brain MRI shows basal ganglia or diffuse white matter T2 hyperintensities as seen in Leigh syndrome and chorea-acanthocytosis...
March 8, 2018: Annals of Neurology
Takuya Konno, Takeshi Miura, Andrea M Harriott, Naomi Mezaki, Emily S Edwards, Rosa Rademakers, Owen A Ross, James F Meschia, Takeshi Ikeuchi, Zbigniew K Wszolek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mutations in colony stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) cause adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids and pigmented glia (ALSP). Patients with ALSP can be misdiagnosed as having acute ischemic stroke due to hyperintensity lesions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Mutant CSF1R proteins identified in ALSP show a complete loss of autophosphorylation of CSF1R. METHODS: We conducted mutation screening of CSF1R in 123 patients with definite acute ischemic cerebrovascular syndrome and positive family history of stroke...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Iain D Croall, Daniel J Tozer, Barry Moynihan, Usman Khan, John T O'Brien, Robin G Morris, Victoria C Cambridge, Thomas R Barrick, Andrew M Blamire, Gary A Ford, Hugh S Markus
Importance: Blood pressure (BP) lowering is considered neuroprotective in patients with cerebral small vessel disease; however, more intensive regimens may increase cerebral hypoperfusion. This study examined the effect of standard vs intensive BP treatment on cerebral perfusion in patients with severe small vessel disease. Objective: To investigate whether standard vs intensive BP lowering over 3 months causes decreased cerebral perfusion in small vessel disease...
March 5, 2018: JAMA Neurology
Mara Ten Kate, Carole H Sudre, Anouk den Braber, Elles Konijnenberg, Michel G Nivard, M Jorge Cardoso, Philip Scheltens, Sébastien Ourselin, Dorret I Boomsma, Frederik Barkhof, Pieter Jelle Visser
Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) have been associated with vascular risk factors, both of which are under genetic influence. We examined in a monozygotic twin sample whether the association between vascular risk and WMHs is influenced by overlapping genetic factors. We included 195 cognitively normal monozygotic twins (age = 70 ± 7 years), including 94 complete pairs. Regional WMH load was estimated using an automated algorithm. Vascular risk was summarized with the Framingham score. The within-twin pair correlation for total WMHs was 0...
February 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
Lisa Flem Kalheim, Tormod Fladby, Christopher Coello, Atle Bjrnerud, Per Selnes
Flutemetamol (18F-Flut) is an [18F]-labelled amyloid PET tracer with increasing availability. The main objectives of this study were to investigate 1) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Aβ 1-42 (Aβ42) concentrations associated with regional 18F-Flut uptake, 2) associations between cortical 18F-Flut and [18F]-fludeoxyglucose (18F-FDG)-PET, and 3) the potential use of 18F-Flut in WM pathology. Cognitively impaired, nondemented subjects were recruited (n = 44). CSF was drawn, and 18F-Flut-PET, 18F-FDG-PET, and MRI performed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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