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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334156/the-retinal-ganglion-cell-layer-predicts-normal-appearing-white-matter-tract-integrity-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-combined-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-optical-coherence-tomography-approach
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Carolina Alves, Sónia Batista, Otília C d'Almeida, Lívia Sousa, Luís Cunha, Rui Bernardes, Miguel Castelo-Branco
We investigated the relationship between retinal layers and normal-appearing white matter (WM) integrity in the brain of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), using a combined diffusion tensor imaging and high resolution optical coherence tomography approach. Fifty patients and 62 controls were recruited. The patients were divided into two groups according to presence (n = 18) or absence (n = 32) of optic neuritis. Diffusion tensor data were analyzed with a voxel-wise whole brain analysis of diffusion metrics in WM with tract-based spatial statistics...
January 15, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324249/disability-in-progressive-ms-is-associated-with-t2-lesion-changes
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C Ammitzbøll, T B Dyrby, M Lyksborg, K Schreiber, R Ratzer, J Romme Christensen, P Iversen, M Magyari, E Garde, P S Sørensen, H R Siebner, F Sellebjerg
BACKGROUND: Progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by diffuse changes on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which complicates the use of MRI as a diagnostic and prognostic marker. The relationship between MRI measures (conventional and non-conventional) and clinical disability in progressive MS therefore warrants further investigation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between clinical disability and MRI measures in patients with progressive MS...
December 18, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320524/patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-and-fatigue-present-with-depressive-symptoms-and-selected-cognitive-deficits-but-with-normal-attention-performance-and-brain-structure
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Roman Zenouzi, Janina von der Gablentz, Marcus Heldmann, Martin Göttlich, Christina Weiler-Normann, Marcial Sebode, Hanno Ehlken, Johannes Hartl, Anja Fellbrich, Susanne Siemonsen, Christoph Schramm, Thomas F Münte, Ansgar W Lohse
BACKGROUND: In primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) fatigue is a major clinical challenge of unknown etiology. By demonstrating that fatigue in PBC is associated with an impaired cognitive performance, previous studies have pointed out the possibility of brain abnormalities underlying fatigue in PBC. Whether structural brain changes are present in PBC patients with fatigue, however, is unclear. To evaluate the role of structural brain abnormalities in PBC patients severely affected from fatigue we, therefore, performed a case-control cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) study and correlated changes of white and grey brain matter with the cognitive and attention performance...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317746/refractive-error-is-associated-with-intracranial-volume
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Hikaru Takeuchi, Yasuyuki Taki, Rui Nouchi, Ryoichi Yokoyama, Yuka Kotozaki, Seishu Nakagawa, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Kunio Iizuka, Yuki Yamamoto, Sugiko Hanawa, Tsuyoshi Araki, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Takamitsu Shinada, Kohei Sakaki, Yuko Sassa, Takayuki Nozawa, Shigeyuki Ikeda, Susumu Yokota, Magistro Daniele, Ryuta Kawashima
Myopia is part of the spectrum of refractive error. Myopia is associated with psychometric intelligence and, the link between brain anatomy and myopia has been hypothesized. Here we aimed to identify the associations between brain structures and refractive error in developed young adults. In a study cohort of 1,319 normal educated young adults, the refractive error showed a significant negative correlation with total intracranial volume and total cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume but not with total gray matter volume (GMV) or total white matter volume (WMV)...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316038/effect-of-dimethyl-fumarate-on-gray-and-white-matter-pathology-in-subjects-with-relapsing-multiple-sclerosis-a-longitudinal-study
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Robert Zivadinov, Jesper Hagemeier, Niels Bergsland, Eleonora Tavazzi, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is an oral treatment for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) with anti-inflammatory and possible neuroprotective properties. Its effect on white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) pathology is still not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the effect of DMF on normal appearing WM (NAWM) and thalamic pathology longitudinally. METHODS: In this observational, longitudinal, 24-month MRI study, 75 RRMS treated with DMF and 40 age- and sex- matched healthy individuals (HIs) were enrolled...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314444/a-kinase-anchor-protein-12-is-required-for-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-in-adult-white-matter
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Takakuni Maki, Yoon Kyung Choi, Nobukazu Miyamoto, Akihiro Shindo, Anna C Liang, Bum Ju Ahn, Emiri T Mandeville, Seiji Kaji, Kanako Itoh, Ji Hae Seo, Irwin H Gelman, Josephine Lok, Ryosuke Takahashi, Kyu-Won Kim, Eng H Lo, Ken Arai
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) give rise to oligodendrocytes in cerebral white matter. However, the underlying mechanisms that regulate this process remain to be fully defined, especially in adult brains. Recently, it has been suggested that signaling via A-kinase anchor protein 12 (AKAP12), a scaffolding protein that associates with intracellular molecules such as protein kinase A, may be involved in Schwann cell homeostasis and peripheral myelination. Here, we asked whether AKAP12 also regulates the mechanisms of myelination in the CNS...
January 4, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301779/what-have-we-learned-from-mr-imaging-in-multiple-sclerosis
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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/29273052/purinergic-receptors-p2y12r-and-p2x7r-potential-targets-for-pet-imaging-of-microglia-phenotypes-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Wissam Beaino, Bieneke Janssen, Gijs Kooij, Susanne M A van der Pol, B van Het Hof, Jack van Horssen, Albert D Windhorst, Helga E de Vries
BACKGROUND: Microglia are major players in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and may play a dual role in disease progression. The activation status of microglia in vivo is highly dynamic and occurs as a continuum, with the pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory phenotypes on either end of this spectrum. Little is known about in vivo dynamics of microglia phenotypes in MS due to the lack of diagnostic tools. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging is a powerful non-invasive technique that allows real-time imaging of microglia activation phenotypes in the central nervous system, depending on the availability of selective PET tracers...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259047/neuropsychiatric-lupus-or-not-cerebral-hypoperfusion-by-perfusion-weighted-mri-in-normal-appearing-white-matter-in-primary-neuropsychiatric-lupus-erythematosus
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Efrosini Papadaki, Antonis Fanouriakis, Eleftherios Kavroulakis, Dimitra Karageorgou, Prodromos Sidiropoulos, George Bertsias, Panagiotis Simos, Dimitrios T Boumpas
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral perfusion abnormalities have been reported in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but their value in distinguishing lupus from non-lupus-related neuropsychiatric events remains elusive. We examined whether dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced perfusion MRI (DSC-MRI), a minimally invasive and widely available method of cerebral perfusion assessment, may assist neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE) diagnosis. METHODS: In total, 76patients with SLE (37 primary NPSLE, 16 secondary NPSLE, 23 non-NPSLE) and 31 healthy controls underwent conventional MRI (cMRI) and DSC-MRI...
December 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249957/executive-functions-in-healthy-older-adults-are-differentially-related-to-macro-and-microstructural-white-matter-characteristics-of-the-cerebral-lobes
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Sarah Hirsiger, Vincent Koppelmans, Susan Mérillat, Cornelia Erdin, Atul Narkhede, Adam M Brickman, Lutz Jäncke
Aging is associated with microstructural white matter (WM) changes. WM microstructural characteristics, measured with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), are different in normal appearing white matter (NAWM) and WM hyperintensities (WMH). It is largely unknown how the microstructural properties of WMH are associated with cognition and if there are regional effects for specific cognitive domains. We therefore examined within 200 healthy older participants (a) differences in microstructural characteristics of NAWM and WMH per cerebral lobe; and (b) the association of macrostructural (WMH volume) and microstructural characteristics (within NAWM and WMH separately) of each lobe with measures of executive function and processing speed...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228858/common-patterns-of-regional-brain-injury-detectable-by-dti-in-otherwise-normal-appearing-white-matter-in-patients-with-early-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kristine O'Phelan, Chad Kuniyuki Otoshi, Thomas M Ernst, Linda Chang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) alters the lives of millions of people every year. Although mortality rates have improved, due to better prehospital care and reduction of secondary injury in the critical care setting, improvements in functional outcomes after TBI have been difficult to achieve. Diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) allows detailed measurement of microstructural damage in regional brain tissue after TBI, thus improving our understanding of the extent and severity of TBI. METHODS: Twenty subjects were recruited from a Neurological Intensive Care Unit, and compared to 18 healthy control subjects...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217741/on-the-reproducibility-of-inversion-recovery-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-imaging-in-cerebrovascular-disease
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S M Wong, W H Backes, C E Zhang, J Staals, R J van Oostenbrugge, C R L P N Jeukens, J F A Jansen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intravoxel incoherent motion imaging can measure both microvascular and parenchymal abnormalities simultaneously. The contamination of CSF signal can be suppressed using inversion recovery preparation. The clinical feasibility of inversion recovery-intravoxel incoherent motion imaging was investigated in patients with cerebrovascular disease by studying its reproducibility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with cerebrovascular disease (66 ± 8 years of age) underwent inversion recovery-intravoxel incoherent motion imaging twice...
December 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209586/diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-application-in-pre-operative-planning-of-intra-axial-brain-lesions
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Neetu Soni, Anant Mehrotra, Sanjay Behari, Sunil Kumar, Nishant Gupta
Gliomas are the most common brain tumors that diffusely infiltrate the surrounding white matter (WM) tracts. Conventional MRI is commonly used for tumor localization and characterization. However, this does not give precise information about the WM infiltration surrounding the tumor. Diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) is a non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) technique that measures WM tissue integrity and tractography (fiber tracking) used to investigate the preferential directionality of diffusion. DTI allows visualization of WM tracts in the immediate vicinity of brain tumors that permit maximum tumor resection while also preserving the eloquent brain areas...
October 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168086/increased-white-matter-metabolic-rates-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-schizophrenia
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Serge A Mitelman, Monte S Buchsbaum, Derek S Young, M Mehmet Haznedar, Eric Hollander, Lina Shihabuddin, Erin A Hazlett, Marie-Cecile Bralet
Both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia are often characterized as disorders of white matter integrity. Multimodal investigations have reported elevated metabolic rates, cerebral perfusion and basal activity in various white matter regions in schizophrenia, but none of these functions has previously been studied in ASD. We used (18)fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography to compare white matter metabolic rates in subjects with ASD (n = 25) to those with schizophrenia (n = 41) and healthy controls (n = 55) across a wide range of stereotaxically placed regions-of-interest...
November 22, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159467/the-use-of-multiparametric-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-evaluating-visually-assigned-lesion-groups-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Christian Thaler, Tobias D Faizy, Jan Sedlacik, Maxim Bester, Jan-Patrick Stellmann, Christoph Heesen, Jens Fiehler, Susanne Siemonsen
In multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory lesions present a broad spectrum of histopathologic processes. For a better discrimination, lesions are visually defined into different lesion groups according to their appearance on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The aim of this study was to investigate the properties of different MS lesion groups using multiparametric quantitative MRI. 35 patients diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS received 3 Tesla MRI including magnetization-prepared 2 rapid acquisition gradient echo, diffusion tensor imaging and magnetization transfer imaging...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133891/decreased-oxygen-saturation-levels-in-neonates-with-transposition-of-great-arteries-impact-on-appearance-of-cerebral-veins-in-susceptibility-weighted-imaging
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Rajeev Kumar Verma, Desislava Keller, Sebastian Grunt, Sandra Bigi, Christian Weisstanner, Roland Wiest, Jan Gralla, Damian Hutter, Bendicht Wagner
Purpose of this study was to investigate a potential correlation between the pattern of cerebral veins (CV) on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) and blood oxygen saturation, as well as preoperative brain injury, in neonates with transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Eleven neonates with TGA underwent MRI preoperatively, including SWI, T1- and T2-weighted scans. Images were retrospectively evaluated and appearance of CV was graded from 0 (normal appearance) to 3 (severe prominent appearance). White matter injuries (WMI) and strokes were analysed...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127272/structural-integrity-of-normal-appearing-white-matter-and-sex-specific-outcomes-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Mark R Etherton, Ona Wu, Pedro Cougo, Anne-Katrin Giese, Lisa Cloonan, Kaitlin M Fitzpatrick, Allison S Kanakis, Gregoire Boulouis, Hasan H Karadeli, Arne Lauer, Jonathan Rosand, Karen L Furie, Natalia S Rost
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Women have worse poststroke outcomes than men. We evaluated sex-specific clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of white matter in association with functional recovery after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of acute ischemic stroke patients with admission brain MRI and 3- to 6-month modified Rankin Scale score. White matter hyperintensity and acute infarct volume were quantified on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery and diffusion tensor imaging MRI, respectively...
November 10, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126445/ykl-40-in-the-brain-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-neurodegenerative-dementias
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Franc Llorens, Katrin Thüne, Waqas Tahir, Eirini Kanata, Daniela Diaz-Lucena, Konstantinos Xanthopoulos, Eleni Kovatsi, Catharina Pleschka, Paula Garcia-Esparcia, Matthias Schmitz, Duru Ozbay, Susana Correia, Ângela Correia, Ira Milosevic, Olivier Andréoletti, Natalia Fernández-Borges, Ina M Vorberg, Markus Glatzel, Theodoros Sklaviadis, Juan Maria Torres, Susanne Krasemann, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Isidro Ferrer, Inga Zerr
BACKGROUND: YKL-40 (also known as Chitinase 3-like 1) is a glycoprotein produced by inflammatory, cancer and stem cells. Its physiological role is not completely understood but YKL-40 is elevated in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in several neurological and neurodegenerative diseases associated with inflammatory processes. Yet the precise characterization of YKL-40 in dementia cases is missing. METHODS: In the present study, we comparatively analysed YKL-40 levels in the brain and CSF samples from neurodegenerative dementias of different aetiologies characterized by the presence of cortical pathology and disease-specific neuroinflammatory signatures...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098732/differentiating-the-histologic-grades-of-gliomas-preoperatively-using-amide-proton-transfer-weighted-aptw-and-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mri
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Tianyu Zou, Hao Yu, Chunxiu Jiang, Xianlong Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Qihong Rui, Yingjie Mei, Jinyuan Zhou, Zhibo Wen
The purpose of this work was to investigate the diagnostic performance of amide proton transfer-weighted (APTW) and intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the preoperative grading of gliomas. Fifty-one patients with suspected gliomas were recruited and underwent a preoperative MRI examination that included APTW and IVIM sequences. All cases were confirmed by postsurgical histopathology. APTW signal intensity, true diffusion coefficient (D), perfusion fraction (f) and pseudo-diffusion coefficient (D*) were applied to assess the solid tumor component and contralateral normal-appearing white matter...
November 3, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097413/spatial-correlation-of-pathology-and-perfusion-changes-within-the-cortex-and-white-matter-in-multiple-sclerosis
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A D Mulholland, R Vitorino, S-P Hojjat, A Y Ma, L Zhang, L Lee, T J Carroll, C G Cantrell, C R Figley, R I Aviv
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The spatial correlation between WM and cortical GM disease in multiple sclerosis is controversial and has not been previously assessed with perfusion MR imaging. We sought to determine the nature of association between lobar WM, cortical GM, volume and perfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen individuals with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis, 19 with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, and 19 age-matched healthy controls were recruited...
November 2, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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