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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550649/improved-formula-see-text-determination-in-23-na-35-cl-and-17-o-mri-using-iterative-partial-volume-correction-based-on-1-h-mri-segmentation
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Sebastian C Niesporek, Reiner Umathum, Thomas M Fiedler, Peter Bachert, Mark E Ladd, Armin M Nagel
OBJECTIVE: Functional parameters can be measured with the help of quantitative non-proton MRI where exact relaxometry parameters are needed. Investigation of [Formula: see text] is often biased by strong partial volume (PV) effects. Hence, in this work a PV correction algorithm approach was evaluated that uses iteratively adapted [Formula: see text]-values and high-resolution structural (1)H data to determine transverse relaxation in non-proton MRI more accurately. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Simulations, a phantom study and in vivo (23)Na, (17)O and (35)Cl MRI measurements of five healthy volunteers were performed to evaluate the algorithm...
May 26, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550246/plasma-tau-association-with-brain-atrophy-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Kacie D Deters, Shannon L Risacher, Sungeun Kim, Kwangsik Nho, John D West, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, Michael W Weiner, Andrew J Saykin
BACKGROUND: Peripheral (plasma) and central (cerebrospinal fluid, CSF) measures of tau are higher in Alzheimer's disease (AD) relative to prodromal stages and controls. While elevated CSF tau concentrations have been shown to be associated with lower grey matter density (GMD) in AD-specific regions, this correlation has yet to be examined for plasma in a large study. OBJECTIVE: Determine the neuroanatomical correlates of plasma tau using voxel-based analysis. METHODS: Cross-sectional data for 508 ADNI participants were collected for clinical, plasma total-tau (t-tau), CSF amyloid (Aβ42) and tau, and MRI variables...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550076/high-throughput-analysis-of-sulfatides-in-cerebrospinal-spinal-fluid-using-automated-extraction-and-uplc-ms-ms
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Mara Blomqvist, Jan Bor Eacuten, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Jan-Erik M Aringnsson, Marcus St Aringhlman
Sulfatides are a group of glycosphingolipids that are highly expressed in brain. Due to their importance for normal brain function and their potential involvement in neurological diseases, development of accurate and sensitive methods for their determination are needed. Here we describe a high-throughput oriented and quantitative method for the determination of sulfatides in cerebrospinal fluid. The sulfatides are extracted using a fully automated liquid/liquid extraction method and quantified using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550072/plasma-%C3%AE-synuclein-predicts-cognitive-decline-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Chin-Hsien Lin, Shieh-Yueh Yang, Herng-Er Horng, Che-Chuan Yang, Jen-Jie Chieh, Hsin-Hsien Chen, Bing-Hsien Liu, Ming-Jang Chiu
OBJECTIVE: α-Synuclein is critical to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Few studies examined the plasma levels of α-synuclein due to the exceptionally low level of α-synuclein in plasma compared with cerebrospinal fluid. We aimed to investigate plasma α-synuclein in patients with PD of different disease severity. METHODS: There were total 114 participants, including 80 patients with PD and 34 controls, in the study. Participants received a complete evaluation of motor and non-motor symptoms, including cognitive function...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549947/family-history-and-tomm40-523-interactive-associations-with-memory-in-middle-aged-and-alzheimer-s-disease-cohorts
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Auriel A Willette, Joseph L Webb, Michael W Lutz, Barbara B Bendlin, Alexandra M Wennberg, Jennifer M Oh, Allen Roses, Rebecca L Koscik, Bruce P Hermann, N Maritza Dowling, Sanjay Asthana, Sterling C Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Family history (FH) of Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects mitochondrial function and may modulate effects of translocase of the outer mitochondrial membrane 40 kDa (TOMM40) rs10524523 ('523) poly-T length on memory decline. METHODS: For 912 nonapolipoprotein ε4 middle-aged adults and 365 aged adults across the AD spectrum, linear mixed models gauged FH and TOMM40 '523 interactions on memory and global cognition between baseline and up to 10 years later...
May 10, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549769/variations-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-proteome-following-traumatic-brain-injury-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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David E Connor, Ganta V Chaitanya, Prashant Chittiboina, Paul McCarthy, L Keith Scott, Lisa Schrott, Alireza Minagar, Anil Nanda, J Steven Alexander
BACKGROUND: Proteomic analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has shown great promise in identifying potential markers of injury in neurodegenerative diseases [1-13]. Here we compared CSF proteomes in healthy individuals, with patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in order to characterize molecular biomarkers which might identify these different clinical states and describe different molecular mechanisms active in each disease state. METHODS: Patients presenting to the Neurosurgery service at the Louisiana State University Hospital-Shreveport with an admitting diagnosis of TBI or SAH were prospectively enrolled...
May 13, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549077/clinical-criteria-for-subtyping-parkinson-s-disease-biomarkers-and-longitudinal-progression
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Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Yashar Zeighami, Alain Dagher, Ronald B Postuma
Parkinson's disease varies widely in clinical manifestations, course of progression and biomarker profiles from person to person. Identification of distinct Parkinson's disease subtypes is of great priority to illuminate underlying pathophysiology, predict progression and develop more efficient personalized care approaches. There is currently no clear way to define and divide subtypes in Parkinson's disease. Using data from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative, we aimed to identify distinct subgroups via cluster analysis of a comprehensive dataset at baseline (i...
May 25, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548878/immunophenotyping-of-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-as-a-prognostic-factor-at-diagnosis-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-children-and-adolescents
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Camila Silva Peres Cancela, Mitiko Murao, Juliana Godoy Assumpção, Marcelo Eduardo de Lima Souza, Antonio Vaz de Macedo, Marcos Borato Viana, Benigna Maria De Oliveira
This study aimed at evaluating the use of immunophenotyping (IMP) in the identification of blast cells in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Sixty-seven patients aged 18 years or younger were included. Fifty-five CSF samples were analyzed at initial diagnosis and 17 at the time of relapse. A cytological analysis (CA) was performed in all 72 samples, while IMP was done in 63. Blasts were identified in only three samples by CA, whereas all three samples were found negative by IMP, one of which had no isolation of nucleated cells after centrifugation...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548612/multiple-sclerosis-serum-anti-cns-autoantibodies
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John W Prineas, John D E Parratt
BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether there are autoantibodies detectable by indirect immunofluorescence in the serum of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are anti-central nervous system (CNS) autoantibodies detectable by indirect immunofluorescence in the serum of MS patients. METHODS: Sera and in some cases cerebrospinal fluid from 106 patients with multiple sclerosis, 156 patients with other neurological diseases, and 70 healthy control subjects were examined by indirect immunofluorescence using cryostat sections of rat cerebrum fixed by perfusion with paraformaldehyde...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548285/neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-in-rat-increases-doublecortin-concentration-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Catherine Brégère, Urs Fisch, Martin H Sailer, Wolfgang S Lieb, Laurie Chicha, Fabienne Goepfert, Thomas Kremer, Raphael Guzman
Doublecortin (DCX) is a microtubule-associated protein widely used as an indicator of neurogenesis in immunohistochemical analyses of the postmortem adult brain. A recent study reported that DCX can be quantified in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from healthy rats between postnatal day 0 (P0) and P30. However, it is currently unclear whether the concentration of DCX in the CSF (CSF-DCX) may represent a measure of endogenous neurogenesis. To address this question, the present study examined the impact of a neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury, known to induce neurogenesis, on CSF-DCX...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546443/astronaut-ophthalmic-syndrome
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Sara R Zwart, Charles R Gibson, Jesse F Gregory, Thomas H Mader, Patrick J Stover, Steven H Zeisel, Scott M Smith
During and after missions on the International Space Station, some astronauts experience ophthalmic changes, including choroidal folds, optic disc edema, cotton-wool spots, globe flattening, and refraction changes. Astronauts with ophthalmic issues had significantly higher plasma concentrations of metabolites that are associated with the 1-carbon metabolic pathway than those without ophthalmic issues. We hypothesized that genetic differences might explain the metabolite differences. Indeed, genetics and B vitamin status were significant predictors of ophthalmic issues...
May 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546099/accuracy-of-pedicle-screw-placement-in-posterior-lumbosacral-instrumentation-by-computer-tomography-evaluation-a-multi-centric-retrospective-clinical-study
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Tianming Yu, Shuang Mi, Yuansong He, Zhenwu Zhang, Wenjie Dai, Jiqing Tian, Zhenghua Hong, Shunwu Fan, Fengdong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Pedicle screw misplacement rates are relatively high with fluoroscopically guided techniques. However, breach rates in the 5th lumbar and the 1st sacral spines in conventional operations have not been specifically concerned because of their broad cross sections. It's a retrospective study to evaluate the accuracy and safety of pedicle screw placement in posterior lumbosacral instrumentation under CT scan with reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 401 patients were evaluated under CT scan with reconstruction in 3 hospitals by 2 professional observers after posterior lumbosacral instrumentation including 152 3rd lumbar spines (L3), 219 4th lumbar spines (L4), 270 5th lumbar spines (L5) and 95 1st sacral spines (S1) with screws placed...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545686/radiological-diagnosis-of-drop-metastases-from%C3%A2-paediatric-brain-tumours-using-combination%C3%A2-of-2d-and-3d-mri-sequences
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S F Kralik, D P O'Neill, A P Kamer, E Rodriguez, C Y Ho
AIM: To evaluate spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations using a combination of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) MRI sequences for diagnosis of drop metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five paediatric patients with primary brain tumours were evaluated for drop metastases at initial presentation using spinal MRI including sagittal 2D T1-weighted (W) contrast-enhanced (+C), axial 3D T1W+C volumetric interpolated breath-hold (VIBE), and sagittal 3D T2W SPACE (Sampling Perfection with Application optimised Contrasts using different flip angle Evolutions)...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544969/prior-treatment-with-non-anti-tb-antibiotics-and-the-duration-of-symptoms-have-no-effect-on-diagnostics-of-tuberculous-meningitis
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Marcin Paciorek, Andrzej Pihowicz, Dominik Bursa, Joanna Schöntaler Humięcka, Justyna D Kowalska, Mateusz Antosiewicz, Magda E Thompson, Agata Skrzat-Wojdacz, Agnieszka Bednarska, Andrzej Horban
PURPOSE: Our objective was to investigate whether diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) with microbiological and molecular analysis was affected by prior empirical non anti tuberculosis antibiotics or by duration of symptoms before lumbar puncture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated medical records of patients with TBM confirmed by positive culture, nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAATs) or Ehrlich-Ziehl-Neelsen staining (EZNs) from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or by characteristic results of biochemical analysis of CSF combined with a typical clinical manifestation...
May 22, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544775/potentiation-of-spinal-glutamatergic-response-in-the-neuron-glia-interactions-underlies-the-intrathecal-il-1%C3%AE-induced-thermal-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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Chun-Sung Sung, Zhi-Hong Wen, Chien-Wei Feng, Chun-Hong Chen, Shi-Ying Huang, Nan-Fu Chen, Wu-Fu Chen, Chih-Shung Wong
AIMS: We previously demonstrated that intrathecal IL-1β upregulated phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P-p38 MAPK) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in microglia and astrocytes in spinal cord, increased nitric oxide (NO) release into cerebrospinal fluid, and induced thermal hyperalgesia in rats. This study investigated the role of spinal glutamatergic response in intrathecal IL-1β-induced nociception in rats. METHODS: The pretreatment effects of MK-801 (5 μg), minocycline (20 μg), and SB203580 (5 μg) on intrathecal IL-1β (100 ng) in rats were measured by behavior, Western blotting, CSF analysis, and immunofluorescence studies...
May 19, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544575/analysis-of-physical-characteristics-of-tumor-treating-fields-for-human-glioblastoma
#16
Edwin Lok, Pyay San, Van Hua, Melissa Phung, Eric T Wong
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) therapy is an approved treatment that has known clinical efficacy against recurrent and newly diagnosed glioblastoma. However, the distribution of the electric fields and the corresponding pattern of energy deposition in the brain are poorly understood. To evaluate the physical parameters that may influence TTFields, postacquisition MP-RAGE, T1 and T2 MRI sequences from a responder with a right parietal glioblastoma were anatomically segmented and then solved using finite-element method to determine the distribution of the electric fields and rate of energy deposition at the gross tumor volume (GTV) and other intracranial structures...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544318/neurologic-clinical-signs-in-cattle-with-astrovirus-associated-encephalitis
#17
R Deiss, S Selimovic-Hamza, T Seuberlich, M Meylan
BACKGROUND: Evidence of neurotropic astroviruses has been established using novel genetic methods in cattle suffering from viral encephalitis of previously unknown origin. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical signs observed in cattle with astrovirus-associated encephalitis. ANIMALS: Eight cattle (4 cows, 3 heifers, and 1 bull of 4 different breeds) admitted to the Clinic for Ruminants for neurologic disease and 1 cow investigated in the field...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544147/short-term-fasting-promotes-insulin-expression-in-rat-hypothalamus
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Tamara B Dakic, Tanja V Jevdjovic, Mina I Peric, Ivana M Bjelobaba, Milica B Markelic, Bojana S Milutinovic, Iva V Lakic, Nebojsa I Jasnic, Jelena D Djordjevic, Predrag Z Vujovic
In the hypothalamus, insulin takes on many roles involved in energy homeostasis. Therefore the aim of this study was to examine hypothalamic insulin expression during the initial phase of the metabolic response to fasting. Hypothalamic insulin content was assessed by both radioimmunoassay and western blot. The relative expression of insulin mRNA was examined by q PCR. Immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry were used to determine the distribution of insulin immunopositivity in the hypothalamus. After six-hour fasting, both glucose and insulin levels were decreased in serum but not in the cerebrospinal fluid...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544133/autoimmune-encephalitis-associated-with-voltage-gated-potassium-channels-complex-and-leucine-rich-glioma-inactivated-1-antibodies-a-national-cohort-study
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M Celicanin, M Blaabjerg, C Maersk-Moller, S Beniczky, L Marner, C Thomsen, F W Back, D Kondziella, H Andersen, F Somnier, Z Illes, L H Pinborg
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe clinical and paraclinical characteristics of all Danish patients who tested positive for anti-voltage-gated potassium channels (VGKC)-complex, anti-leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1 (LGI1) and anti-contactin-associated protein-2 antibodies in the serum/cerebrospinal fluid between 2009 and 2013 with follow-up interviews in 2015 and 2016. METHODS: We evaluated antibody status, symptoms leading to testing, course of disease, suspected diagnosis and time of admission as well as diagnosis and treatment...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541274/cerebrospinal-fluid-procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-neonates
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Z Reshi, M Nazir, W Wani, M Malik, J Iqbal, S Wajid
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to study the performance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) procalcitonin as a marker for bacterial meningitis in neonates, and to determine its optimal 'cutoff' in CSF that can be called significant for the diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN: Neonates qualifying for lumbar puncture were prospectively studied. Procalcitonin and established CSF parameters were recorded. RESULTS: At a cut-off value of 0.33 ng ml(-1), CSF procalcitonin had a sensitivity of 0...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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