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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919420/cationization-increases-brain-distribution-of-an-amyloid-beta-protofibril-selective-f-ab-2-fragment
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Stina Syvänen, Desirée Edén, Dag Sehlin
Antibodies and fragments thereof are, because of high selectivity for their targets, considered as potential therapeutics and biomarkers for several neurological disorders. However, due to their large molecular size, antibodies/fragments do not easily penetrate into the brain. The aim of the present study was to improve the brain distribution via adsorptive-mediated transcytosis of an amyloid-beta (Aβ) protofibril selective F(ab')2 fragment (F(ab')2-h158). F(ab')2-h158 was cationized to different extents and the specific and unspecific binding was studied in vitro...
September 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913731/inter-and-intra-observer-reproducibility-of-quantitative-analysis-for-fp-cit-spect-in-patients-with-dlb
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Atsutaka Okizaki, Michihiro Nakayama, Kaori Nakajima, Takayuki Katayama, Takahiro Uno, Fumiyoshi Morikawa, Juichiro Naoe, Koji Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Dopamine transporter single photon emission CT (DAT-SPECT) is useful in the evaluation of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The specific binding ratio (SBR) is an index to measure DAT density. However, poorly reproducible cases are occasionally experienced in clinical practice. We hypothesized that distance-weighted histogram (DWH) may be useful to improve the reproducibility of SBR. The purpose of this study was to investigate inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of SBR with conventional and DWH methods, and to visually evaluate the precision in reference voxel of interest (VOI) definition using these methods...
September 14, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913154/pet-ct-imaging-of-the-diapeutic-alkylphosphocholine-analog-124-i-clr1404-in-high-and-low-grade-brain-tumors
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Lance T Hall, Benjamin Titz, H Ian Robins, Bryan P Bednarz, Scott B Perlman, Jamey P Weichert, John S Kuo
CLR1404 is a cancer-selective alkyl phosphocholine (APC) analog that can be radiolabeled with (124)I for PET imaging, (131)I for targeted radiotherapy and/or SPECT imaging, or (125)I for targeted radiotherapy. Studies have demonstrated avid CLR1404 uptake and prolonged retention in a broad spectrum of preclinical tumor models. The purpose of this pilot trial was to demonstrate avidity of (124)I-CLR1404 in human brain tumors and develop a framework to evaluate this uptake for use in larger studies. 12 patients (8 men and 4 women; mean age of 43...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879819/clinical-utility-of-mri-and-spect-in-the-diagnosis-of-cognitive-impairment-referred-to-memory-clinic
#4
John Guinane, Boon Lung Ng
BACKGROUND: Despite of their limited availability and potential for significant variation between and within each modality, this is the first study to prospectively measure the clinical utility of MRI and/or SPECT brain scanning in addition to the routine diagnostic workup of patients presenting to memory clinic. METHODS: A single center study was conducted over a convenience of 12-month sampling period. For each patient referred for MRI and/or SPECT scanning, the primary geriatrician or psychogeriatrician was asked to assign an initial diagnosis...
September 7, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862800/neurological-and-neurophysiological-findings-in-workers-with-chronic-2-3-7-8-tcdd-intoxication-50-years-after-exposure
#5
Daniela Pelclova, Pavel Urban, Zdenka Fenclova, Stepanka Vlckova, Petr Ridzon, Karel Kupka, Zuzana Meckova, Ondrej Bezdicek, Tomas Navratil, Jan Rosmus, Sergey Zakharov
The last eight survivors of 80 workers accidentally exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) during production of herbicides based on trichlorophenoxyacetic acid in 1965-1967 in a chemical factory were followed. All were men, mean age 72.4 ± 1.3 years. Their current median TCDD blood level was 112 (46-390) pg/g lipids. Neurological examination revealed central nervous system impairment in all subjects, and signs of polyneuropathy in 87.5%, which was confirmed by a nerve conduction study (NCS) in 75%...
September 1, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831542/-importance-of-imaging-diagnostics-and-eeg-for-differential-diagnosis-of-epileptic-seizures
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REVIEW
C Vollmar, S Noachtar
Electroencephalography (EEG) and neuroimaging are the two most crucial diagnostic methods for epilepsy. The EEG represents the only specific method to detect epileptogenicity of a brain lesion. The EEG shows some syndrome-specific alterations, helps to make therapeutic decisions and allows prognosis about the disease. Neuroimaging in epilepsy includes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Neuroimaging is crucial to clarify the underlying etiology and to localize the epileptogenic zone and has contributed to expanding the spectrum of patients where epilepsy surgery can be provided...
August 22, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816956/differential-diagnosis-of-posterior-fossa-brain-tumors-multiple-discriminant-analysis-of-tl-spect-and-fdg-pet
#7
Moritaka Yamauchi, Tomohisa Okada, Tsutomu Okada, Akira Yamamoto, Yasutaka Fushimi, Yoshiki Arakawa, Susumu Miyamoto, Kaori Togashi
This study investigated the combined capability of thallium-201 (Tl)-SPECT and fluorine-18-fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG)-PET for differential diagnosis of posterior fossa brain tumors using multiple discriminant analysis.This retrospective study was conducted under approval of the institutional review board. In the hospital information system, 27 patients with posterior fossa intra-axial tumor between January 2009 and June 2015 were enrolled and grouped as the following 7 entities: low grade glioma (LGG) 6, anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) 2, glioblastoma (GBM) 3, medulloblastoma (MB) 3, hemangioblastoma (HB) 6, metastatic tumor (Mets) 3, and malignant lymphoma (ML) 4...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814387/effects-of-nk1-receptors-on-gastric-motor-functions-and-satiation-in-healthy-humans-results-from-a-controlled-trial-with-the-nk1-antagonist-aprepitant
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Deepti Jacob, Irene A Busciglio, Duane D Burton, Houssam Halawi, Ibironke Oduyebo, Deborah Rhoten, Michael Ryks, W Scott Harmsen, Michael Camilleri
Aprepitant, an NK1 receptor antagonist, is approved for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced or postoperative emesis by blocking NK1 receptors in the brain stem vomiting center. Effects of NK1 receptors on gastric functions and postprandial symptoms in humans are unclear; a single, crossover study did not show a significant effect of aprepitant on gastrointestinal transit. Our aim was to compare, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study (12 healthy volunteers per group), effects of aprepitant vs...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805579/nonmotor-manifestations-of-wilson-s-disease
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Samar Biswas, Neelanjana Paul, Shyamal K Das
Wilson disease (WD) is an autosomal genetic disorder characterized by excessive copper deposition initially in liver (hepatic variant) followed by brain (neuropsychiatric variant) and other organs such as cornea and kidney due to defect in biliary copper excretion. Predominant presentations of neuropsychiatric variant are extrapyramidal motor dysfunctions such as dystonias, Parkinsonism, choreoathetosis, tremor, and ataxias. Nonmotor symptoms (NMS) can appear before clinical disease expression and during ongoing disease process...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782681/a-bayesian-spatial-model-for-neuroimaging-data-based-on-biologically-informed-basis-functions
#10
Ismael Huertas, Marianne Oldehinkel, Erik S B van Oort, David Garcia-Solis, Pablo Mir, Christian F Beckmann, Andre F Marquand
The dominant approach to neuroimaging data analysis employs the voxel as the unit of computation. While convenient, voxels lack biological meaning and their size is arbitrarily determined by the resolution of the image. Here, we propose a multivariate spatial model in which neuroimaging data are characterised as a linearly weighted combination of multiscale basis functions which map onto underlying brain nuclei or networks or nuclei. In this model, the elementary building blocks are derived to reflect the functional anatomy of the brain during the resting state...
August 4, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782410/non-invasive-methods-for-measuring-vascular-changes-in-neurovascular-headaches
#11
Henrik W Schytz, Faisal M Amin, Juliette Selb, David A Boas
Vascular changes during spontaneous headache attacks have been studied over the last 30 years. The interest in cerebral vessels in headache research was initially due to the hypothesis of cerebral vessels as the pain source. Here, we review the knowledge gained by measuring the cerebral vasculature during spontaneous primary headache attacks with the use of single photon emission tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRA) and transcranial Doppler (TCD). Furthermore, the use of near-infrared spectroscopy in headache research is reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777753/gender-based-cerebral-perfusion-differences-in-46-034-functional-neuroimaging-scans
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Daniel G Amen, Manuel Trujillo, David Keator, Derek V Taylor, Kristen Willeumier, Somayeh Meysami, Cyrus A Raji
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported that females have widespread increases in regional cerebral blood flow, but the studies were relatively small and inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: Here we analyzed a healthy and very large psychiatric population to determine the effect of gender, using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS: Whole brain and region of interest (ROI) gender differences were analyzed in a total of 46,034 SPECT scans at baseline and concentration...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768849/brain-imaging-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kees Okkersen, Darren G Monckton, Nhu Le, Anil M Tuladhar, Joost Raaphorst, Baziel G M van Engelen
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review brain imaging studies in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). METHODS: We searched Embase (index period 1974-2016) and MEDLINE (index period 1946-2016) for studies in patients with DM1 using MRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), functional MRI (fMRI), CT, ultrasound, PET, or SPECT. From 81 studies, we extracted clinical characteristics, primary outcomes, clinical-genetic correlations, and information on potential risk of bias...
August 29, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767225/new-trends-and-current-status-of%C3%A2-pet-and-spect-radioligands-for-neuronal%C3%A2-5-ht%C3%A2-receptors-5-htrs-and-serotonin-transporter-sert
#14
Puja Panwar Hazari, Ankita Pandey, Shubhra Chaturvedi, Anil Kumar Mishra
The critical role of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) and its receptors (5-HTRs) in the pathophysiology of various neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders render them attractive diagnostic/therapeutic targets for brain disorders. Therefore, in vivo assessment of binding of 5-HT receptor ligands under a multitude of physiologic and pathologic scenario may support the more accurate identification of disease and its progression, patient's response to therapy, and the screening of novel therapeutic strategies...
August 2, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763503/increased-heterogeneity-of-brain-perfusion-is-an-early-marker-of-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-antiphospholipid-antibody-carriers
#15
Ting-Syuan Lin, Pei-Ying Hsu, Chin-Hao Chang, Chi-Lun Ko, Yu-Min Kuo, Yen-Wen Wu, Ruoh-Fang Yen, Cheng-Han Wu, Ko-Jen Li, Yenh-Chen Hsein, Song-Chou Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: The non-criteria neuropsychiatric manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome include headache, dizziness, vertigo, seizure, depression and psychosis. There were still no objective methods qualified to detect the early central nervous system involvement in non-criteria antiphospholipid syndrome. We evaluated the effectiveness of Tc-99m ECD SPECT in assessing circulatory insufficiency in the brains of patients with antiphospholipid antibodies and neuropsychiatric symptoms but without thromboembolism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755084/design-and-evaluation-of-two-multi-pinhole-collimators-for-brain-spect
#16
Ling Chen, Benjamin M W Tsui, Greta S P Mok
OBJECTIVE: SPECT is a powerful tool for diagnosing or staging brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) but is limited by its inferior resolution and sensitivity. At the same time, pinhole SPECT provides superior resolution and detection efficiency trade-off as compared to the conventional parallel-hole collimator for imaging small field-of-view (FOV), which fits for the case of brain imaging. In this study, we propose to develop and evaluate two multi-pinhole (MPH) collimator designs to improve the imaging of cerebral blood flow and striatum...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734065/fdg-pet-dopamine-transporter-spect-and-olfaction-combining-biomarkers-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
#17
Sanne K Meles, David Vadasz, Remco J Renken, Elisabeth Sittig-Wiegand, Geert Mayer, Candan Depboylu, Kathrin Reetz, Sebastiaan Overeem, Angelique Pijpers, Fransje E Reesink, Teus van Laar, Lisette Heinen, Laura K Teune, Helmut Höffken, Marcus Luster, Karl Kesper, Sofie M Adriaanse, Jan Booij, Klaus L Leenders, Wolfgang H Oertel
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder is a prodromal stage of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Hyposmia, reduced dopamine transporter binding, and expression of the brain metabolic PD-related pattern were each associated with increased risk of conversion to PD. The objective of this study was to study the relationship between the PD-related pattern, dopamine transporter binding, and olfaction in idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 21 idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder subjects underwent (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET, dopamine transporter imaging, and olfactory testing...
July 22, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731079/a-polymeric-temozolomide-nanocomposite-against-orthotopic-glioblastoma-xenograft-tumor-specific-homing-directed-by-nestin
#18
Suma Prabhu, Jayant Sastri Goda, Srinivas Mutalik, Bhabani Shankar Mohanty, Pradip Chaudhari, Sharada Rai, Nayanabhirama Udupa, Bola Sadashiva Satish Rao
The development of effective therapeutic strategies for glioblastoma faces challenges such as modulating the blood brain barrier (BBB) for drug influx and selectively targeting tumor cells. Nanocarrier drug delivery strategies are functionalized to enhance vascular permeability. We engineered superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle (SPION) based polymeric nanocomposites (84.37 ± 12.37 nm / 101.56 ± 7.42 nm) embedding temozolomide (TMZ) targeted against glioblastoma by tagging an antibody against nestin, a stem cell marker, and transferrin / polysorbate-80 to permeate the BBB...
August 3, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730570/structural-connectivity-differences-in-essential-tremor-with-and-without-resting-tremor
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Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Gennarina Arabia, Gaetano Barbagallo, Angela Lupo, Maurizio Morelli, Rita Nisticò, Fabiana Novellino, Andrea Quattrone, Maria Salsone, Basilio Vescio, Andrea Cherubini, Aldo Quattrone
In this work, we investigated motor network structure in patients affected by essential tremor (ET) with or without resting tremor, using probabilistic tractography of the cerebello-thalamo-basal ganglia-cortical loop. Twenty-five patients with ET, twenty-two patients with ET associated with resting tremor (rET), and twenty-five age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included in the study. All participants underwent whole-brain 3D T1-weighted and diffusion-weighted MRI, and DAT-SPECT. Probabilistic tractography was performed on diffusion data in network mode, reconstructing connections between the different structures of the cerebello-thalamo-basal ganglia-cortical loop...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729429/brain-perfusion-imaging-under-acetazolamide-challenge-for-detection-of-impaired-cerebrovascular-reserve-capacity-positive-findings-with-o-15-water-pet-in-patients-with-negative-tc-99m-hmpao-spect
#20
Güliz Acker, Catharina Lange, Imke Schatka, Andreas Pfeifer, Marcus A Czabanka, Peter Vajkoczy, Ralph Buchert
Cerebrovascular reserve capacity (CVRC) is an important parameter for treatment decisions in chronic cerebrovascular diseases. It can be assessed by measuring the acetazolamide-induced change of regional cerebral blood flow using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with Tc-99m-labeled hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (HMPAO) or positron emission tomography (PET) with O-15-water. Methods: Our database was searched for patients with moyamoya vasculopathy (MMV) or atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease who had underwent O-15-water PET after normal Tc-99m-HMPAO SPECT with respect to CVRC...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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