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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723885/term-versus-preterm-cord-blood-cells-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-brain-injury
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Jingang Li, Tamara Yawno, Amy Sutherland, Jan Loose, Ilias Nitsos, Beth J Allison, Robert Bischof, Courtney A McDonald, Graham Jenkin, Suzanne L Miller
BACKGROUND: White matter brain injury in preterm infants can induce neurodevelopmental deficits. Umbilical cord blood (UCB) cells demonstrate neuroprotective properties, but it is unknown whether cells obtained from preterm versus term cord blood have similar efficacy. This study compared the ability of term cord blood (TCB) versus preterm cord blood (PCB) cells to reduce white matter injury in preterm fetal sheep. METHODS: Hypoxia-ischemia (HI) was induced in fetal sheep (0...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719854/clinically-silent-alzheimer-s-and-vascular-pathologies-influence-brain-networks-supporting-executive-function-in-healthy-older-adults
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Brian T Gold, Christopher A Brown, Jonathan G Hakun, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, Charles D Smith
Aging is associated with declines in executive function. We examined how executive functional brain systems are influenced by clinically silent Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology and cerebral white-matter hyperintensities (WMHs). Twenty-nine younger adults and 34 cognitively normal older adults completed a working memory paradigm while functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed. Older adults further underwent lumbar cerebrospinal fluid draw for the assessment of AD pathology and FLAIR imaging for the assessment of WMHs...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715431/colony-collapse-disorder-ccd-and-bee-age-impact-honey-bee-pathophysiology
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Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Kirsten S Traynor, Michael Andree, Elinor M Lichtenberg, Yanping Chen, Claude Saegerman, Diana L Cox-Foster
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies continue to experience high annual losses that remain poorly explained. Numerous interacting factors have been linked to colony declines. Understanding the pathways linking pathophysiology with symptoms is an important step in understanding the mechanisms of disease. In this study we examined the specific pathologies associated with honey bees collected from colonies suffering from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and compared these with bees collected from apparently healthy colonies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713238/targeting-cognitive-impairment-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-road-toward-an-imaging-based-biomarker
#4
Jeroen Van Schependom, Guy Nagels
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neuro-degenerative and -inflammatory disease leading to physical and cognitive impairment, pathological fatigue and depression, and affecting patients' quality of life and employment status. The combination of inflammation, demyelination, and neurodegeneration leads to the emergence of MS lesions, reduced white and gray matter brain volumes, a reduced conduction velocity and microstructural changes in the so-called Normal Appearing White Matter (NAWM). Currently, there are very limited options to treat cognitive impairment and its origin is only poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707765/tissue-microarray-methodology-identifies-complement-pathway-activation-and-dysregulation-in-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Sam Loveless, James W Neal, Owain W Howell, Katharine E Harding, Patrick Sarkies, Rhian Evans, Ryan J Bevan, Svetlana Hakobyan, Claire L Harris, Neil P Robertson, B Paul Morgan
BACKGROUND: The complement pathway has potential contributions to both white (WM) and grey matter (GM) pathology in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). A quantitative assessment of complement involvement is lacking. OBJECTIVE: Tissue MicroArray methodology was used in conjunction with immunohistochemistry to investigate the localization of complement pathway proteins in progressive MS cortical GM and subcortical WM. METHODS: Antibodies targeting complement proteins C1q, C3b, regulatory proteins C1 inhibitor (C1INH), complement receptor 1 (CR1), clusterin, factor H (FH) and the C5a anaphylatoxin receptor (C5aR) were utilised alongside standard markers of tissue pathology...
July 14, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705817/multinodular-and-vacuolating-neuronal-tumor-of-the-cerebrum-a-new-leave-me-alone-lesion-with-a-characteristic-imaging-pattern
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R H Nunes, C C Hsu, A J da Rocha, L L F do Amaral, L F S Godoy, T W Watkins, V H Marussi, M Warmuth-Metz, H C Alves, F G Goncalves, B K Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, A G Osborn
Multinodular and vacuolating neuronal tumor of the cerebrum is a recently reported benign, mixed glial neuronal lesion that is included in the 2016 updated World Health Organization classification of brain neoplasms as a unique cytoarchitectural pattern of gangliocytoma. We report 33 cases of presumed multinodular and vacuolating neuronal tumor of the cerebrum that exhibit a remarkably similar pattern of imaging findings consisting of a subcortical cluster of nodular lesions located on the inner surface of an otherwise normal-appearing cortex, principally within the deep cortical ribbon and superficial subcortical white matter, which is hyperintense on FLAIR...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705068/quantifying-the-susceptibility-variation-of-normal-appearing-white-matter-in-multiple-sclerosis-by-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping
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Weiwei Chen, Yan Zhang, Ketao Mu, Chu Pan, Susan A Gauthier, Wenzhen Zhu, Yi Wang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the magnetic susceptibility of normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) using quantitative susceptibility mapping. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-four patients with relapse-remitting MS (RRMS) (37 with gadolinium-enhancing lesions and 57 with only gadolinium-nonenhancing lesions) and 55 healthy control subjects were included in this retrospective study. The susceptibility values of NAWM relative to CSF in patients with MS were compared with those of white matter (WM) in healthy control subjects and were correlated with the patient status of gadolinium-enhancing lesions, disease duration, and expanded disability status scale scores...
July 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684456/optimization-of-dsc-mri-echo-times-for-cbv-measurements-using-error-analysis-in-a-pilot-study-of-high-grade-gliomas
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L C Bell, M D Does, A M Stokes, L C Baxter, K M Schmainda, A C Dueck, C C Quarles
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The optimal TE must be calculated to minimize the variance in CBV measurements made with DSC MR imaging. Simulations can be used to determine the influence of the TE on CBV, but they may not adequately recapitulate the in vivo heterogeneity of precontrast T2*, contrast agent kinetics, and the biophysical basis of contrast agent-induced T2* changes. The purpose of this study was to combine quantitative multiecho DSC MRI T2* time curves with error analysis in order to compute the optimal TE for a traditional single-echo acquisition...
July 6, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676143/sensitivity-of-multi-shell-noddi-to-multiple-sclerosis-white-matter-changes-a-pilot-study
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Torben Schneider, W Brownlee, H Zhang, Olga Ciccarelli, David H Miller, Claudia Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is sensitive to white matter (WM) damage in multiple sclerosis (MS), not only in focal lesions but also in the normal-appearing WM (NAWM). However, DTI indices can also be affected by natural spatial variation in WM, as seen in crossing and dispersing white matter fibers. Neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) is an advanced diffusion-weighted imaging technique that provides distinct indices of fiber density and dispersion. We performed NODDI of lesion tissue and NAWM in five MS patients and five controls, comparing the technique with traditional DTI...
April 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669331/patients-with-increased-non-ceruloplasmin-copper-appear-a-distinct-sub-group-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-neuroimaging-study
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Rosanna Squitt, Ilaria Simonelli, Emanuele Cassetta, Domenico Lupoi, Mauro Rongioletti, Mariacarla Ventriglia, Mariacristina Siotto
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses show that copper non-bound to ceruloplasmin (non-Cp Cu, also known as 'free' copper) in serum is higher in a percentage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Genetic heterogeneity in AD patients stratified on the basis of non-Cp Cu cut-off sustains the existence of a copper AD metabolic subtype. OBJECTIVE: In order to find evidence of the existence of a detectable metabolic subtype of AD associated to copper abnormalities, we explore the hypothesis of a neuroimaging pattern heterogeneity in an homogenous and well characterized AD population classified in two groups by the stratification of patients on the basis non-Cp Cu cut-off...
June 23, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669119/mri-volumetric-morphometry-in-vascular-parkinsonism
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Vincent Dunet, Jeremy Deverdun, Celine Charroud, Emmanuelle Le Bars, Francois Molino, Sophie Menjot de Champfleur, Florence Maury, Mahmoud Charif, Xavier Ayrignac, Pierre Labauge, Giovanni Castelnovo, Frederic Pinna, Alain Bonafe, Christian Geny, Nicolas Menjot de Champfleur
Vascular parkinsonism is a difficult clinical differential diagnosis in elderly subjects. We aimed at identifying morphometric markers in the brain of elderly patients with vascular parkinsonism (VP) compared with age-matched patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and healthy controls. In this multicenter prospective study, 46 patients (80 ± 5 years old; male 32) with parkinsonism (32 PD and 14 VP) and 29 controls (mean age 78 ± 3 years; male 21) underwent brain MRI on a 3-T scanner including T1 MPRAGE and FLAIR sequences...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662631/a-case-of-neuropsychiatric-lupus-erythematosus-characterized-by-the-owl-s-eye-sign-a-case-report
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Bolin Hu, Pengcheng Wu, Yibiao Zhou, Yan Peng, Xiaoping Tang, Weijiang Ding, Ming Zhang, Xueliang Qi
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder characterized by multiple affected systems. More than half of SLE patients will suffer from neuropsychiatric lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) during the course of their disease. Although nearly half of the NPSLE patients have normal MRI manifestations, the abnormalities found in the remainder can be located anywhere in the brain, and especially in the subcortical white matter of the frontal and temporal lobe...
June 29, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659787/better-correlation-of-cognitive-function-to-white-matter-integrity-than-to-blood-supply-in-subjects-with-leukoaraiosis
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Genlong Zhong, Ruiting Zhang, Yerfan Jiaerken, Xinfeng Yu, Ying Zhou, Chang Liu, Longting Lin, Lusha Tong, Min Lou
Leukoaraiosis is associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment, but its pathophysiological pathway is unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine whether brain structural damage or cerebral blood supply better correlated with the global cognitive outcome in subjects with leukoaraiosis. Seventy-five subjects with leukoaraiosis were included in present study, with age ranged from 43 to 85 years, with mean white matter hyperintensities (WMH) volume 30.69 ± 24.35 mL. Among them, 19(25.33%) subjects presented with cerebral microbleeds (CMB) and 40 (53...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653212/higher-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-is-associated-with-higher-white-matter-hyperintensities-burden
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Yue Li, Man Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Qinglei Shi, Shuna Yang, Huimin Fan, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Junliang Yuan, Tao Jiang, Wenli Hu
The pathogenesis of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) is incompletely understood but blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction may play a key role. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between BBB permeability and the severity of WMH burden. Consecutive participants without symptomatic stroke history presented for physical examination were recruited in this cross-sectional study and divided into three WMH burden groups according to total Fazekas scores. They received dynamic contrast-enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging to measure BBB permeability, and received Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643955/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-normal-appearing-white-matter-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-and-multiple-sclerosis
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S-H Kim, K Kwak, J-W Hyun, A Joung, S H Lee, Y-H Choi, J-M Lee, H J Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The occult changes in normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) were investigated and compared amongst patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls (HCs) by applying tract-based spatial statistics to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data. METHODS: Diffusion tensor imaging was performed with a 3-T scanner in 93 patients with NMOSD, 53 patients with MS and 43 HCs. Voxel-wise statistical analyses of the DTI data were performed using tract-based spatial statistics...
July 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642175/subventricular-zone-involvement-characterised-by-dti-in-glioblastoma
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Bart Rj van Dijken, Jiun-Lin Yan, Natalie R Boonzaier, Chao Li, Peter Jan van Laar, Anouk van der Hoorn, Stephen J Price
BACKGROUND: Glioblastomas have a poor prognosis, possibly due to a subpopulation of therapy resistant stem cells within the heterogeneous glioblastoma. As the subventricular zone is the main source of neural stem cells, we aimed at characterising the subventricular zone using DTI to demonstrate subventricular zone involvement in glioblastoma. METHODS: We prospectively included 93 patients with primary glioblastomas who underwent preoperative DTI. The non-enhancing high FLAIR signal was used to describe the infiltrative tumour margin...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641769/reduction-of-pk11195-uptake-observed-in-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-after-natalizumab-initiation
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Ulrike W Kaunzner, Yeona Kang, Elizabeth Monohan, Paresh J Kothari, Nancy Nealon, Jai Perumal, Timothy Vartanian, Amy Kuceyeski, Shankar Vallabhajosula, P David Mozley, Claire S Riley, Stephen M Newman, Susan A Gauthier
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to longitudinally analyze the uptake of [(11)C]PK11195-PET in multiple sclerosis patients after 3 and 6 months of natalizumab treatment. METHODS: Eighteen MS patients, starting treatment with monocloncal anti-VLA-4, were enrolled in a longitudinal PK-PET study. PK uptake was quantified by volume of distribution (VT) calculation using image-derived input function at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Pharmacokinetic quantification was done using a segmented MRI, and selected areas included white matter, gadolinium enhancing lesions, non-enhancing lesions, cortical grey matter and thalamus...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641766/amyloid-pet-in-pseudotumoral-multiple-sclerosis
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Jordi A Matías-Guiu, María Nieves Cabrera-Martín, Ana Cortés-Martínez, Vanesa Pytel, Teresa Moreno-Ramos, Celia Oreja-Guevara, José Luis Carreras, Jorge Matías-Guiu
BACKGROUND: Pseudotumoral multiple sclerosis is a rare form of demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Positron emission tomography (PET) using amyloid-tracers has also been suggested as a marker of damage in white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis due to the nonspecific uptake of these tracers in white matter. METHOD: We present the case of a 59 year-old woman with a pathological-confirmed pseudotumoral multiple sclerosis, who was studied with the amyloid tracer (18)F-florbetaben...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629576/differentiation-of-brain-tumor-related-edema-based-on-3d-t1rho-imaging
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J E Villanueva-Meyer, R F Barajas, M C Mabray, W Chen, A Shankaranarayanan, P Koon, I J Barani, T Tihan, S Cha
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral edema associated with brain tumors is an important source of morbidity. Its type depends largely on the capillary ultra-structures of the histopathologic subtype of underlying brain tumor. The purpose of our study was to differentiate vasogenic edema associated with brain metastases and infiltrative edema related to diffuse gliomas using quantitative 3D T1 rho (T1ρ) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preoperative MR examination including whole brain 3D T1ρ imaging was performed in 23 patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors (9 with metastasis, 8 with lower grade glioma, LGG, 6 with glioblastoma, GBM)...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628422/t1%C3%AF-weighted-dynamic-glucose-enhanced-mr-imaging-in-the-human-brain
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Daniel Paech, Patrick Schuenke, Christina Koehler, Johannes Windschuh, Sibu Mundiyanapurath, Sebastian Bickelhaupt, David Bonekamp, Philipp Bäumer, Peter Bachert, Mark E Ladd, Martin Bendszus, Wolfgang Wick, Andreas Unterberg, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Moritz Zaiss, Alexander Radbruch
Purpose To evaluate the ability to detect intracerebral regions of increased glucose concentration at T1ρ-weighted dynamic glucose-enhanced (DGE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 7.0 T. Materials and Methods This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Nine patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma and four healthy volunteers were included in this study from October 2015 to July 2016. Adiabatically prepared chemical exchange-sensitive spin-lock imaging was performed with a 7.0-T whole-body unit with a temporal resolution of approximately 7 seconds, yielding the time-resolved DGE contrast...
June 16, 2017: Radiology
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