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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412582/sex-differences-in-neural-activation-following-different-routes-of-oxytocin-administration-in-awake-adult-rats
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Kelly M Dumais, Praveen P Kulkarni, Craig F Ferris, Alexa H Veenema
The neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) regulates social behavior in sex-specific ways across species. OT has promising effects on alleviating social deficits in sex-biased neuropsychiatric disorders. However little is known about potential sexually dimorphic effects of OT on brain function. Using the rat as a model organism, we determined whether OT administered centrally or peripherally induces sex differences in brain activation. Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to examine blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal intensity changes in the brains of awake rats during the 20min following intracerebroventricular (ICV; 1μg/5μl) or intraperitoneal (IP; 0...
April 7, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409251/advanced-imaging-techniques-in-pediatric-body-mri
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REVIEW
Jesse Courtier, Anil G Rao, Sudha A Anupindi
While there are many challenges specific to pediatric abdomino-pelvic MRI, many recent advances are addressing these challenges. It is therefore essential for radiologists to be familiar with the latest advances in MR imaging. Laudable efforts have also recently been implemented in many centers to improve the overall experience of pediatric patients, including the use of dedicated radiology child life specialists, MRI video goggles, and improved MR suite environments. These efforts have allowed a larger number of children to be scanned while awake, with fewer studies being done under sedation or anesthesia; this has resulted in additional challenges from patient motion and difficulties with breath-holding and tolerating longer scan times...
May 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391630/fundus-imaging-in-newborn-children-with-wide-field-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscope
#3
Vigdis Magnusdottir, Wouter B Vehmeijer, Thorunn S Eliasdottir, Sveinn H Hardarson, Nicoline E Schalij-Delfos, Einar Stefánsson
PURPOSE: Current fundus imaging in newborn babies requires mydriatics, eye specula and corneal contact. We propose that a scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) allows ultra wide-field imaging with reduced stress for the child. METHODS: This prospective observational single centre study was conducted in Landspítali, University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. In this study, a noncontact wide-field SLO (Optomap 200Tx) was used to image the retina in healthy full-term newborns without the use of mydriatics or eye specula...
April 9, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377246/awake-surgery-for-brain-vascular-malformations-and-moyamoya-disease
#4
Rami James N Aoun, Mithun G Sattur, Chandan Krishna, Amen Gupta, Matthew E Welz, Allan D Nanney, Antoun H Koht, Matthew C Tate, Katherine H Noe, Joseph I Sirven, Barrett J Anderies, Patrick B Bolton, Terry L Trentman, Richard S Zimmerman, Kristin R Swanson, Bernard R Bendok
OBJECTIVE: While a significant amount of experience has accumulated for awake procedures for brain tumor, epilepsy and carotid surgery, its utility for intracranial neurovascular indications remains largely undefined. Awake surgery, for select neurovascular cases, offers the advantage of precise brain mapping and robust neurological monitoring during surgery for lesions in eloquent areas, avoidance of potential hemodynamic instability, and possible faster recovery. Additionally, it opens the window for perilesional epileptogenic tissue resection with potentially less risk for iatrogenic injury...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348911/a-case-of-persistent-generalized-retrograde-autobiographical-amnesia-subsequent-to-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-in-2011
#5
Yuji Odagaki
Functional retrograde autobiographical amnesia is often associated with physical and/or psychological trauma. On 11 March 2011, the largest earthquake on record in Japan took place, and subsequent huge tsunami devastated the Pacific coast of northern Japan. This case report describes a patient suffering from retrograde episodic-autobiographical amnesia for whole life, persisting for even more than five years after the disaster. A Japanese man, presumably in his 40s, got police protection in April 2016 but was unable to respond to question about his own name...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347727/a-novel-method-for-examining-corneal-endothelial-cell-morphology-in-infants
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S R Rufai, N Y Tan, R Barbara, R Hartrey, J E Self
Previous studies suggest that central corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) decreases from 6,100 cells/mm(2) in neonates to 3,100 cells/mm(2) in 10-year-olds. Currently, there is very sparse data regarding ECD in young children as well as the trend in which ECD decreases during childhood. This is because young children were unable to comply with existing clinic-based specular microscopes. Hence, we developed a novel method of imaging young children intra-operatively to help establish age-specific normative data for ECD and hexagonality of cells (%HEX)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333040/rigid-motion-correction-of-dual-opposed-planar-projections-in-single-photon-imaging
#7
G I Angelis, W J Ryder, J E Gillam, F Boisson, A Z Kyme, R R Fulton, S R Meikle, P L Kench
Awake and/or freely moving small animal single photon emission imaging allows the continuous study of molecules exhibiting slow kinetics without the need to restrain or anaesthetise the animals. Estimating motion free projections in freely moving small animal planar imaging can be considered as a limited angle tomography problem, except that we wish to estimate the 2D planar projections rather than the 3D volume, where the angular sampling in all three axes depends on the rotational motion of the animal. In this study, we hypothesise that the motion corrected planar projections estimated by reconstructing an estimate of the 3D volume using an iterative motion compensating reconstruction algorithm and integrating it along the projection path, will closely match the true, motion-less, planar distribution regardless of the object motion...
March 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319187/the-impact-of-high-grade-glial-neoplasms-on-human-cortical-electrophysiology
#8
S Kathleen Bandt, Jarod L Roland, Mrinal Pahwa, Carl D Hacker, David T Bundy, Jonathan D Breshears, Mohit Sharma, Joshua S Shimony, Eric C Leuthardt
OBJECTIVE: The brain's functional architecture of interconnected network-related oscillatory patterns in discrete cortical regions has been well established with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies or direct cortical electrophysiology from electrodes placed on the surface of the brain, or electrocorticography (ECoG). These resting state networks exhibit a robust functional architecture that persists through all stages of sleep and under anesthesia. While the stability of these networks provides a fundamental understanding of the organization of the brain, understanding how these regions can be perturbed is also critical in defining the brain's ability to adapt while learning and recovering from injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301770/imaging-and-optically-manipulating-neuronal-ensembles
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Luis Carrillo-Reid, Weijian Yang, Jae-Eun Kang Miller, Darcy S Peterka, Rafael Yuste
The neural code that relates the firing of neurons to the generation of behavior and mental states must be implemented by spatiotemporal patterns of activity across neuronal populations. These patterns engage selective groups of neurons, called neuronal ensembles, which are emergent building blocks of neural circuits. We review optical and computational methods, based on two-photon calcium imaging and two-photon optogenetics, to detect, characterize, and manipulate neuronal ensembles in three dimensions. We review data using these methods in the mammalian cortex that demonstrate the existence of neuronal ensembles in the spontaneous and evoked cortical activity in vitro and in vivo...
March 15, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291541/evidence-for-a-novel-neurohumoral-antinociceptive-mechanism-mediated-by-peripheral-capsaicin-sensitive-nociceptors-in-conscious-rats
#10
Gábor Pethő, Kata Bölcskei, Réka Füredi, Bálint Botz, Teréz Bagoly, Erika Pintér, János Szolcsányi
Stimulation of capsaicin-sensitive peripheral sensory nerve terminals induces remote anti-inflammatory effects throughout the body of anesthetized rats and guinea-pigs mediated by somatostatin. As somatostatin has also antinociceptive effects, the study aimed at investigating whether similar remote antinociceptive effects can be demonstrated in awake animals. In conscious rats, nociceptive nerve endings of the right hind paw decentralized by cutting the sciatic and saphenous nerves 18h before were chemically stimulated, and drop of the noxious heat threshold (heat hyperalgesia) induced by prior (18h before) plantar incision was measured on the contralateral, left hind paw using an increasing-temperature water bath...
February 10, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290391/effect-of-propofol-anesthesia-on-resting-state-brain-functional-connectivity-in-indian-population-with-chronic-back-pain
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Kamath Sriganesh, Rakesh Balachandar, Bhavani Shankara Bagepally, Jitender Saini, G S Umamaheswara Rao
OBJECTIVE: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies in healthy volunteers have shown alterations in brain connectivity following anesthesia as compared to the awake state. It is not known if the anesthesia-induced changes in brain connectivity are different in a pathological state. This study aims to evaluate changes in the resting state functional connectivity in the brain, after propofol anesthesia, in patients with chronic back pain (CBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen adults with CBP were included in this prospective study over 6 months...
March 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289883/global-reduction-of-information-exchange-during-anesthetic-induced-unconsciousness
#12
Christina Hamilton, Yuncong Ma, Nanyin Zhang
During anesthetic-induced unconsciousness (AIU), the brain undergoes a dramatic change in its capacity to exchange information between regions. However, the spatial distribution of information exchange loss/gain across the entire brain remains elusive. In the present study, we acquired and analyzed resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) data in rats during wakefulness and graded levels of consciousness induced by incrementally increasing the concentration of isoflurane. We found that, regardless of spatial scale, the functional connectivity (FC) change (i...
March 13, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274833/investigating-the-spatiotemporal-characteristics-of-the-deoxyhemoglobin-related-and-deoxyhemoglobin-unrelated-functional-hemodynamic-response-across-cortical-layers-in-awake-marmosets
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Cecil Chern-Chyi Yen, Daniel Papoti, Afonso C Silva
Blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become a major tool to map neural activity. However, the spatiotemporal characteristics of the BOLD functional hemodynamic response across the cortical layers remain poorly understood. While human fMRI studies suffer from low spatiotemporal resolution, the use of anesthesia in animal models introduces confounding factors. Additionally, inflow contributions to the fMRI signal become non-negligible when short repetition times (TRs) are used...
March 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270563/the-sleeping-beauty-kissed-awake-new-methods-in-electron-microscopy-to-study-cellular-membranes
#14
REVIEW
Petr Chlanda, Jacomine Krijnse Locker
Electron microscopy (EM) for biological samples, developed in the 1940-1950s, changed our conception about the architecture of eukaryotic cells. It was followed by a period where EM applied to cell biology had seemingly fallen asleep, even though new methods with important implications for modern EM were developed. Among these was the discovery that samples can be preserved by chemical fixation and most importantly by rapid freezing without the formation of crystalline ice, giving birth to the world of cryo-EM...
March 7, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266550/functional-mri-in-awake-dogs-predicts-suitability-for-assistance-work
#15
Gregory S Berns, Andrew M Brooks, Mark Spivak, Kerinne Levy
The overall goal of this work was to measure the efficacy of fMRI for predicting whether a dog would be a successful service dog. The training and imaging were performed in 49 dogs entering service training at 17-21 months of age. 33 dogs completed service training and were matched with a person, while 10 were released for behavioral reasons (4 were selected as breeders and 2 were released for medical reasons.) After 2 months of training, fMRI responses were measured while each dog observed hand signals indicating either reward or no reward and given by both a familiar handler and a stranger...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265818/the-patients-view-impact-of-the-extent-of-resection-intraoperative-imaging-and-awake-surgery-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-high-grade-glioma-patients-results-of-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
#16
Katrin Nickel, Mirjam Renovanz, Jochem König, Linda Stöckelmaier, Anne-Katrin Hickmann, Minou Nadji-Ohl, Jens Engelke, Elke Weimann, Dirk Freudenstein, Oliver Ganslandt, Lars Bullinger, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Jan Coburger
The objective of the present study is to assess the influence of extent of resection (EoR), use of intraoperative imaging, and awake surgery on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in high-grade glioma (HGG) patients in a prospective multicenter study. We analyzed 170 surgeries of patients suffering from a HGG. During the first year after resection, HRQoL was evaluated using the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Questionnaire C30 and Brain Neoplasm 20 questionnaires. We assessed the influence of EoR; awake surgery; and use of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), intraoperative MRI (iMRI), and their combination on sum scores for function and symptoms as well as several neurological single items...
March 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263047/mapping-the-connectome-in-awake-surgery-for-gliomas-an-update
#17
Hugues Duffau
The traditional principle underlying oncological neurosurgery is to remove a tumor mass displacing the brain in order to increase survival. Recently, advances in connectomics enabled an improved understanding of cerebral processing, and led to a paradigmatic shift in tumor surgery based upon interactions between neurooncology and cognitive neurosciences. First, glioma is not a focal tumor invaginated within the parenchyma but a diffuse neoplastic disease migrating in the brain. This concept resulted in a new surgical ideology, i...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240275/simple-platform-for-chronic-imaging-of-hippocampal-activity-during-spontaneous-behaviour-in-an-awake-mouse
#18
Vincent Villette, Mathieu Levesque, Amine Miled, Benoit Gosselin, Lisa Topolnik
Chronic electrophysiological recordings of neuronal activity combined with two-photon Ca(2+) imaging give access to high resolution and cellular specificity. In addition, awake drug-free experimentation is required for investigating the physiological mechanisms that operate in the brain. Here, we developed a simple head fixation platform, which allows simultaneous chronic imaging and electrophysiological recordings to be obtained from the hippocampus of awake mice. We performed quantitative analyses of spontaneous animal behaviour, the associated network states and the cellular activities in the dorsal hippocampus as well as estimated the brain stability limits to image dendritic processes and individual axonal boutons...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238548/context-and-output-layer-dependent-long-term-ensemble-plasticity-in-a-sensory-circuit
#19
Yoshiyuki Yamada, Khaleel Bhaukaurally, Tamás J Madarász, Alexandre Pouget, Ivan Rodriguez, Alan Carleton
Sensory information is translated into ensemble representations by various populations of projection neurons in brain circuits. The dynamics of ensemble representations formed by distinct channels of output neurons in diverse behavioral contexts remains largely unknown. We studied the two output neuron layers in the olfactory bulb (OB), mitral and tufted cells, using chronic two-photon calcium imaging in awake mice. Both output populations displayed similar odor response profiles. During passive sensory experience, both populations showed reorganization of ensemble odor representations yet stable pattern separation across days...
March 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236276/understanding-dog-cognition-by-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Ludwig Huber, Claus Lamm
Recent pioneering work has shown the great promise that scanning awake, nonsedated dogs holds for both understanding the canine and the human brain and mind. A number of technological and methodological challenges, however, still need to be overcome to fully tap this potential.
February 25, 2017: Learning & Behavior
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