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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633499/lateralized-basal-ganglia-vulnerability-to-pesticide-exposure-in-asymptomatic-agricultural-workers
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Mechelle M Lewis, Nicholas W Sterling, Guangwei Du, Eun-Young Lee, Grace Shyu, Michael Goldenberg, Thomas Allen, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Shedra Amy Snipes, Byron C Jones, Honglei Chen, Richard B Mailman, Xuemei Huang
Background: Pesticide exposure is linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder marked by dopamine cell loss in the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia (BG) that often presents asymmetrically. We previously reported that pesticide-exposed agricultural workers (AW) have nigral diffusion tensor (DTI) changes. The current study sought to confirm this finding, and explore its hemisphere and regional specificity within BG structures using an independent sample population...
June 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631404/structural-connectivity-differences-in-motor-network-between-tremor-dominant-and-nontremor-parkinson-s-disease
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Gaetano Barbagallo, Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Gennarina Arabia, Andrea Cherubini, Angela Lupo, Rita Nisticò, Maria Salsone, Fabiana Novellino, Maurizio Morelli, Giuseppe Lucio Cascini, Domenico Galea, Aldo Quattrone
Motor phenotypes of Parkinson's disease (PD) are recognized to have different prognosis and therapeutic response, but the neural basis for this clinical heterogeneity remains largely unknown. The main aim of this study was to compare differences in structural connectivity metrics of the main motor network between tremor-dominant and nontremor PD phenotypes (TD-PD and NT-PD, respectively) using probabilistic tractography-based network analysis. A total of 63 PD patients (35 TD-PD patients and 28 NT-PD patients) and 30 healthy controls underwent a 3 T MRI...
June 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608454/accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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I González-Suárez, J J Ríos-Blanco, J Arpa
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke, is a major cause of mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although AAV affects small vessels, an accelerated atherosclerosis not explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) has been demonstrated. We aimed to investigate the association of atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cerebral small vessel disease in AAV-patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-three AAV-patients in complete remission were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595975/brain-molecular-imaging-in-pharmacoresistant-focal-epilepsy-current-practice-and-perspectives
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A Verger, S Lagarde, L Maillard, F Bartolomei, E Guedj
This review aims to synthesize all the available data on brain molecular imaging, such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and interictal fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), in focal epilepsies. SPECT imaging is able to measure regional cerebral blood flow and its major innovation remains its ictal imaging value. On the other hand, FDG-PET, which has higher spatial resolution and lower background activity than SPECT, enables glycolytic metabolism to be identified in interictal states...
June 5, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589257/traumatic-brain-injury-causes-long-term-behavioral-changes-related-to-region-specific-increases-of-cerebral-blood-flow
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Bruno Pöttker, Franziska Stöber, Regina Hummel, Frank Angenstein, Konstantin Radyushkin, Jürgen Goldschmidt, Michael K E Schäfer
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability and death and survivors often suffer from long-lasting motor impairment, cognitive deficits, anxiety disorders and epilepsy. Few experimental studies have investigated long-term sequelae after TBI and relations between behavioral changes and neural activity patterns remain elusive. We examined these issues in a murine model of TBI combining histology, behavioral analyses and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) as a proxy for neural activity...
June 6, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585933/neuroimaging-studies-of-gaba-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
A Egerton, G Modinos, D Ferrera, P McGuire
Data from animal models and from postmortem studies suggest that schizophrenia is associated with brain GABAergic dysfunction. The extent to which this is reflected in data from in vivo studies of GABA function in schizophrenia is unclear. The Medline database was searched to identify articles published until 21 October 2016. The search terms included GABA, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), schizophrenia and psychosis...
June 6, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579965/neural-correlates-of-psychotherapeutic-treatment-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-systematic-literature-review
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Kathrin Malejko, Birgit Abler, Paul L Plener, Joana Straub
OBJECTIVES: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychiatric disease with changes in neural circuitries. Neurobiological models conceptualize the symptoms of PTSD as correlates of a dysfunctional stress reaction to traumatic events. Functional imaging studies showed an increased amygdala and a decreased prefrontal cortex response in PTSD patients. As psychotherapeutic approaches represent the gold standard for PTSD treatment, it is important to examine its underlying neurobiological correlates...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572290/the-variability-of-translocator-protein-signal-in-brain-and-blood-of-genotyped-healthy-humans-using-in-vivo-123-i-clinde-spect-imaging-a-test-retest-study
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Ling Feng, Per Jensen, Gerda Thomsen, Agnete Dyssegaard, Claus Svarer, Lars V Knudsen, Kirsten Møller, Carsten Thomsen, Jens D Mikkelsen, Denis Guilloteau, Gitte M Knudsen, Lars H Pinborg
(123)I-CLINDE is a radiotracer developed for SPECT and targets the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO). TSPO is upregulated in glial cells and used as a measure of neuroinflammation in a variety of central nervous system diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the test-retest variability of (123)I-CLINDE binding in healthy subjects. Methods: SPECT scans were acquired over 90 min in 16 healthy controls (9 women, 8 mixed-affinity binders [MABs] and 8 high-affinity binders [HABs] twice with an interval of 35 ± 15 d)...
June 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572147/head-to-head-visual-comparison-between-brain-perfusion-spect-and-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-with-different-postlabeling-delays-in-alzheimer-disease
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T Kaneta, O Katsuse, T Hirano, W Ogawa, K Yoshida, T Odawara, Y Hirayasu, T Inoue
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial spin-labeling MR imaging has been recently developed as a noninvasive technique with magnetically labeled arterial blood water as an endogenous contrast medium for the evaluation of CBF. Our aim was to compare arterial spin-labeling MR imaging and SPECT in the visual assessment of CBF in patients with Alzheimer disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 33 patients with Alzheimer disease or mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer disease, CBF images were obtained by using both arterial spin-labeling-MR imaging with a postlabeling delay of 1...
June 1, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559934/the-current-status-of-spect-or-spect-ct-in-south-korea
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REVIEW
Ikdong Yoo, Eun Kyoung Choi, Yong-An Chung
The first step to nuclear medicine in Korea started with introduction of the gamma camera in 1969. Although planar images with the gamma camera give important functional information, they have the limitations that result from 2-dimensional images. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) due to its 3-dimensional image acquisition is superior to earlier planar gamma imaging in image resolution and diagnostic accuracy. As demand for a hybrid functional and anatomical imaging device has increased, integrated SPECT/CT systems have been used...
June 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559827/pure-amorphagnosia-without-tactile-object-agnosia
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Shinichirou Kubota, Mai Yamada, Hideyo Satoh, Akira Satoh, Mitsuhiro Tsujihata
A 54-year-old female showed amorphagnosia without ahylognosia and tactile agnosia 40 days after the onset of right cerebral infarction. Her basic somatosensory functions were normal. The appreciation of substance qualities (hylognosia) was preserved, but the patient's inability to recognize the size and shape (morphagnosia) was confined to 2- and 3-dimensional shapes (amorphagnosia) in the left hand. However, the patient's ability to recognize real daily objects was well preserved. Brain MRI after admission showed ischemic lesions confined to the right pre- and postcentral gyri and the medial frontal cortex on DWI and FLAIR images...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558265/preparation-and-identification-of-her2-radioactive-ligands-and-imaging-study-of-breast-cancer-bearing-nude-mice
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Meng-Zhi Zhang, Yan-Xing Guan, Jin-Xiu Zhong, Xue-Zhong Chen
OBJECTIVE: A micro-molecule peptide TP1623 of (99m)Tc-human epithelial growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) was prepared and the feasibility of using it as a HER2-positive molecular imaging agent for breast cancer was evaluated. METHODS: TP1623 was chemically synthesized and labeled with (99m)Tc. The labeling ratio and stability were detected. HER2 expression levels of breast cancer cells (SKBR3 and MDA-MB-231) and cell binding activity were measured. Biodistribution of (99m)TC-TP1623 in normal mice was detected...
May 27, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554409/imaging-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Marios Politis, Gennaro Pagano, Flavia Niccolini
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease characterized by the loss of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons and aggregation of misfolded α-synuclein in Lewy bodies. The underlying mechanisms of neurodegeneration in PD are still unknown, and there are no disease-modifying treatments to slow the neurodegenerative processes. There is an urgent need to identify biomarkers that are able to monitor disease progression and assess the development and efficacy of novel disease-modifying drugs. Over the past years, neuroimaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET) have provided important advances in our understanding of PD...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552601/habenula-and-interpeduncular-nucleus-differentially-modulate-predator-odor-induced-innate-fear-behavior-in-rats
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Daniel Vincenz, Kerstin E A Wernecke, Markus Fendt, Jürgen Goldschmidt
Fear is an important behavioral system helping humans and animals to survive potentially dangerous situations. Fear can be innate or learned. Whereas the neural circuits underlying learned fear are already well investigated, the knowledge about the circuits mediating innate fear is still limited. We here used a novel, unbiased approach to image in vivo the spatial patterns of neural activity in odor-induced innate fear behavior in rats. We intravenously injected awake unrestrained rats with a 99m-technetium labeled blood flow tracer (99mTc-HMPAO) during ongoing exposure to fox urine or water as control, and mapped the brain distribution of the trapped tracer using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
May 26, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547521/validation-of-the-cingulate-island-sign-with-optimized-ratios-for-discriminating-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-from-alzheimer-s-disease-using-brain-perfusion-spect
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Etsuko Imabayashi, Tsutomu Soma, Daichi Sone, Tadashi Tsukamoto, Yukio Kimura, Noriko Sato, Miho Murata, Hiroshi Matsuda
OBJECTIVE: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is often cited as the second most common dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is clinically important to distinguish DLB from AD because specific side effects of antipsychotic drugs are limited to DLB. The relative preservation of cingulate glucose metabolism in the posterior cingulate gyri versus that in the precuni, known as the cingulate island sign (CIS), in patients with DLB compared with AD is supposed to be highly specific for diagnosing DLB...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538394/123i-ioflupane-brain-spect-and-123i-mibg-cardiac-planar-scintigraphy-combined-use-in-uncertain-parkinsonian-disorders
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Susanna Nuvoli, Angela Spanu, Maria Rita Piras, Antonio Nieddu, Aldo Mulas, Gaia Rocchitta, Grazia Galleri, Pier Andrea Serra, Giuseppe Madeddu
We evaluated the clinical usefulness of the combined use of I-ioflupane brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) cardiac scintigraphy in discriminating uncertain parkinsonism with vascular lesions in striatal nuclei at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Forty-three consecutive patients with uncertain parkinsonism and vascular lesions at MRI in striatal nuclei were retrospectively evaluated; the uncertain differential diagnosis was between Parkinson's disease and vascular parkinsonism (PD/VP) in 22 patients, between PD and other neurodegenerative parkinsonism (PD/PS) in 11 patients and between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer disease (LBD/AD) in the remaining 10 cases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534652/a-review-of-the-evidence-of-zolpidem-efficacy-in-neurological-disability-after-brain-damage-due-to-stroke-trauma-and-hypoxia-a-justification-of-further-clinical-trials
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J A Sutton, R P Clauss
During 15 years, 23 clinical reports and 6 studies have demonstrated associations between sub-sedative doses of zolpidem and recoveries from brain damage due to strokes, trauma and hypoxia. Clinical findings include unexpected awakenings from vegetative states and regressions of stroke symptoms after dosing that disappear during elimination and reappear on repeat dosing. Initially single-photon emission computed tomography scans showed improved perfusion within, around and distant from infarctions. Then positron emission tomography scans and electroencephalography detected renewed metabolic and neuronal activity...
May 23, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527220/quantitative-erythrocyte-omega-3-epa-plus-dha-levels-are-related-to-higher-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-on-brain-spect
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Daniel G Amen, William S Harris, Parris M Kidd, Somayeh Meysami, Cyrus A Raji
BACKGROUND: The interrelationships between omega-3 fatty acids status, brain perfusion, and cognition are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if SPECT brain imaging of cerebral perfusion and cognition varies as a function of omega-3 fatty acid levels. METHODS: A random sample of 166 study participants was drawn from a psychiatric referral clinical for which erythrocyte quantification of omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (the Omega-3 Index) was available...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525823/development-and-validation-of-a-reversed-phase-hplc-method-for-analysis-of-radiochemical-purity-in-123-i-ibzm
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Shiou-Shiow Farn, Yuen-Han Yeh, Chang-Chin Li, Ching-Shiuann Yang, Jenn-Tzong Chen, Chung-Shan Yu, Wuu-Jyh Lin
[(123)I]IBZM is used widely for in vivo imaging of D2 receptors in human brain and shows relatively fast kinetics and a greater susceptibility to synaptic dopamine release than other single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) radioligands. A reliable and reversed-phase HPLC method using UV/VIS and radiometric detectors has been developed for qualitative analysis of BZM and IBZM and radiochemical purity in [(123)I]IBZM preparations. The method uses gradient elution on a Zorbax XDB C-18 column with a mobile phase that consists of 10mM 3,3-dimethylglutaric acid (DMGA), pH 7...
April 15, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522082/brain-perfusion-during-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-successfully-identifies-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Pauline Brayet, Dominique Petit, Andrée-Ann Baril, Nadia Gosselin, Jean-François Gagnon, Jean-Paul Soucy, Serge Gauthier, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Julie Carrier, Isabelle Rouleau, Jacques Montplaisir
INTRODUCTION: Prodromal markers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been derived from wakefulness. However, brain perfusion during rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep could be a sensitive marker of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), as activation of REM sleep relies more on the cholinergic system. METHODS: Eight subjects with aMCI, and 16 controls, underwent two single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scans with tracer injected during REM sleep then wakefulness...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
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