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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229131/discovering-cortical-folding-patterns-in-neonatal-cortical-surfaces-using-large-scale-dataset
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Yu Meng, Gang Li, Li Wang, Weili Lin, John H Gilmore, Dinggang Shen
The cortical folding of the human brain is highly complex and variable across individuals. Mining the major patterns of cortical folding from modern large-scale neuroimaging datasets is of great importance in advancing techniques for neuroimaging analysis and understanding the inter-individual variations of cortical folding and its relationship with cognitive function and disorders. As the primary cortical folding is genetically influenced and has been established at term birth, neonates with the minimal exposure to the complicated postnatal environmental influence are the ideal candidates for understanding the major patterns of cortical folding...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227960/automated-volumetry-for-unilateral-hippocampal-sclerosis-detection-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Cristina Martins, Nadia Moreira da Silva, Guilherme Silva, Verena E Rozanski, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Cristina Martins, Nadia Moreira da Silva, Guilherme Silva, Verena E Rozanski, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Joao Paulo Silva Cunha, Guilherme Silva, Verena E Rozanski, Nadia Moreira da Silva, Cristina Martins
Hippocampal sclerosis (HS) is the most common cause of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and can be identified in magnetic resonance imaging as hippocampal atrophy and subsequent volume loss. Detecting this kind of abnormalities through simple radiological assessment could be difficult, even for experienced radiologists. For that reason, hippocampal volumetry is generally used to support this kind of diagnosis. Manual volumetry is the traditional approach but it is time consuming and requires the physician to be familiar with neuroimaging software tools...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227765/distribution-aware-estimation-of-the-minimum-achievable-uncertainty-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging-dti
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Andrea Duggento, Marco Giannelli, Carlo Tessa, Simona Lanzafame, Maria Guerrisi, Nicola Toschi, Andrea Duggento, Marco Giannelli, Carlo Tessa, Simona Lanzafame, Maria Guerrisi, Nicola Toschi, Nicola Toschi, Maria Guerrisi, Marco Giannelli, Carlo Tessa, Simona Lanzafame, Andrea Duggento
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides exquisite sensitivity to structural and microstructural characteristics of brain tissue, and is routinely employed in advanced neuroimaging applications. DTI is commonly performed using intrinsically noisy echo-planar imaging techniques and poses high demands both on scanner performance and on in-scanner subject time, which in turn is directly related to the number of diffusion-weighting direction one requires. While DTI-derived indices such as fractional anisotropy (FA), diffusion tensor trace and anisotropy mode have proven extremely useful in characterizing disease-related aberrations, their estimation is commonly performed using fitting routines that do not properly take into account MRI noise distribution...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226859/effects-of-prefrontal-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-working-memory-and-reaction-time
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Ines S Verissimo, Isabel M Barradas, Tiago T Santos, Pedro C Miranda, Hugo A Ferreira, Ines S Verissimo, Isabel M Barradas, Tiago T Santos, Pedro C Miranda, Hugo A Ferreira, Pedro C Miranda, Ines S Verissimo, Tiago T Santos, Isabel M Barradas, Hugo A Ferreira
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has proven to be a useful tool in the scientific research community, particularly for clinical investigation purposes. Neuroimaging studies indicate that there is a connection between the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and working memory (WM), as well as between the primary motor cortex and reaction time (RT). Thus, our goal was to evaluate the effect of anodal stimulation of the PFC, with respect to WM and RT. We tested 20 healthy subjects randomized into two groups - half received active stimulation and the other half sham stimulation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223098/cannabis-and-alcohol-use-and-the-developing-brain
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REVIEW
A D Meruelo, N Castro, C I Cota, S F Tapert
Sex hormones and white (and grey) matter in the limbic system, cortex and other brain regions undergo changes during adolescence. Some of these changes include ongoing white matter myelination and sexually dimorphic features in grey and white matter. Adolescence is also a period of vulnerability when many are first exposed to alcohol and cannabis, which appear to influence the developing brain. Neuropsychological studies have provided considerable understanding of the effects of alcohol and cannabis on the brain...
February 18, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213120/a-cross-validated-cytoarchitectonic-atlas-of-the-human-ventral-visual-stream
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M Rosenke, K S Weiner, M A Barnett, K Zilles, K Amunts, R Goebel, K Grill-Spector
The human ventral visual stream consists of several areas considered processing stages essential for perception and recognition. A fundamental microanatomical feature differentiating areas is cytoarchitecture, which refers to the distribution, size, and density of cells across cortical layers. Because cytoarchitectonic structure is measured in 20-micron-thick histological slices of postmortem tissue, it is difficult to assess (a) how anatomically consistent these areas are across brains and (b) how they relate to brain parcellations obtained with prevalent neuroimaging methods, acquired at the millimeter and centimeter scale...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195500/new-developments-in-clinical-ischemic-stroke-prevention-and-treatment-and-their-imaging-implications
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Jeremy J Heit, Max Wintermark
Acute ischemic stroke results from blockage of a cerebral artery or impaired cerebral blood flow due to cervical or intracranial arterial stenosis. Ischemic stroke prevention seeks to minimize the risk of developing impaired cerebral perfusion by controlling vascular and cardiac disease risk factors. Similarly, ischemic stroke treatment aims to restore cerebral blood flow through recanalization of an occluded artery or dilation of a severely narrowed artery that supplies cerebral tissue. Stroke prevention and treatment are increasingly informed by imaging studies, and neurovascular and cerebral perfusion imaging has become essential in in guiding ischemic stroke prevention and treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194132/molecular-imaging-markers-to-track-huntington-s-disease-pathology
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REVIEW
Heather Wilson, Rosa De Micco, Flavia Niccolini, Marios Politis
Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive, monogenic dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by repeat expansion mutation in the huntingtin gene. The accumulation of mutant huntingtin protein, forming intranuclear inclusions, subsequently leads to degeneration of medium spiny neurons in the striatum and cortical areas. Genetic testing can identify HD gene carriers before individuals develop overt cognitive, psychiatric, and chorea symptoms. Thus, HD gene carriers can be studied in premanifest stages to understand and track the evolution of HD pathology...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191550/mapping-lifetime-brain-volumetry-with-covariate-adjusted-restricted-cubic-spline-regression-from-cross-sectional-multi-site-mri
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Yuankai Huo, Katherine Aboud, Hakmook Kang, Laurie E Cutting, Bennett A Landman
Understanding brain volumetry is essential to understand neurodevelopment and disease. Historically, age-related changes have been studied in detail for specific age ranges (e.g., early childhood, teen, young adults, elderly, etc.) or more sparsely sampled for wider considerations of lifetime aging. Recent advancements in data sharing and robust processing have made available considerable quantities of brain images from normal, healthy volunteers. However, existing analysis approaches have had difficulty addressing (1) complex volumetric developments on the large cohort across the life time (e...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187802/critical-care-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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D K Menon, A Ercole
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a growing global problem, which is responsible for a substantial burden of disability and death, and which generates substantial healthcare costs. High-quality intensive care can save lives and improve the quality of outcome. TBI is extremely heterogeneous in terms of clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and outcome. Current approaches to the critical care management of TBI are not underpinned by high-quality evidence, and many of the current therapies in use have not shown benefit in randomized control trials...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186662/blepharospasm-40-years-later
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REVIEW
Giovanni Defazio, Mark Hallett, Hyder A Jinnah, Antonella Conte, Alfredo Berardelli
Forty years ago, C.D. Marsden proposed that blepharospasm should be considered a form of adult-onset focal dystonia. In the present paper, we provide a comprehensive overview of the findings regarding blepharospasm reported in the past 40 years. Although prolonged spasms of the orbicularis oculi muscles remain the clinical hallmark of blepharospasm, patients with blepharospasm may be characterized by various types of involuntary activation of periocular muscles. In addition to motor features, blepharospasm patients may also have nonmotor manifestations, including psychiatric, mild cognitive, and sensory disturbances...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182017/using-connectome-based-predictive-modeling-to-predict-individual-behavior-from-brain-connectivity
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Xilin Shen, Emily S Finn, Dustin Scheinost, Monica D Rosenberg, Marvin M Chun, Xenophon Papademetris, R Todd Constable
Neuroimaging is a fast-developing research area in which anatomical and functional images of human brains are collected using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and electroencephalography (EEG). Technical advances and large-scale data sets have allowed for the development of models capable of predicting individual differences in traits and behavior using brain connectivity measures derived from neuroimaging data. Here, we present connectome-based predictive modeling (CPM), a data-driven protocol for developing predictive models of brain-behavior relationships from connectivity data using cross-validation...
March 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180068/early-cortical-biomarkers-of-longitudinal-transcutaneous-vagus-nerve-stimulation-treatment-success-in-depression
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Jiliang Fang, Natalia Egorova, Peijing Rong, Jun Liu, Yang Hong, Yangyang Fan, Xiaoling Wang, Honghong Wang, Yutian Yu, Yunyao Ma, Chunhua Xu, Shaoyuan Li, Jingjun Zhao, Man Luo, Bing Zhu, Jian Kong
Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS), a non-invasive method of brain stimulation through the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, has shown promising results in treating major depressive disorder (MDD) in several pilot studies. However, the neural mechanism by which the effect on depression might be achieved has not been fully investigated, with only a few neuroimaging studies demonstrating tVNS-induced changes in the brains of healthy volunteers. Identifying specific neural pathways, which are influenced by tVNS compared with sham in depressed individuals, as well as determining neurobiomarkers of tVNS treatment success are needed to advance the application of tVNS for MDD...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179633/band-like-calcification-with-simplified-gyration-and-polymicrogyria-report-of-10-new-families-and-identification-of-five-novel-ocln-mutations
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Mohamed S Abdel-Hamid, Ghada M H Abdel-Salam, Mahmoud Y Issa, Bayoumi A Emam, Maha S Zaki
Band-like calcification with simplified gyration and polymicrogyria (BLC-PMG) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive disorder with distinctive clinical and neuroimaging findings. To date, only 17 patients from 9 unrelated families with BLC-PMG have been reported worldwide. Herein, we describe a series of 13 new patients derived from 10 unrelated Egyptian families. Patients presented at early life with the classic phenotype including severe microcephaly, failure to acquire developmental skills, growth failure and the distinguished calcification patterns involving the cortex, thalami, basal ganglia and pons...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166485/neuroimaging-and-occupational-therapy-bridging-the-gap-to-advance-rehabilitation-in-developmental-coordination-disorder
#15
Meisan Brown-Lum, Jill G Zwicker
Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by poor motor skills that interfere with a child's ability to perform everyday activities. Little is known about the neural mechanisms that implicate DCD, making it difficult to understand why children with DCD struggle to learn motor skills and selecting the best intervention to optimize function. Neuroimaging studies that utilize magnetic resonance imaging techniques have the capacity to play a critical role in helping to guide clinicians to optimize functional outcomes of children with DCD using evidence-based rehabilitation interventions...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154105/vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Martin Dichgans, Didier Leys
Cerebrovascular disease typically manifests with stroke, cognitive impairment, or both. Vascular cognitive impairment refers to all forms of cognitive disorder associated with cerebrovascular disease, regardless of the specific mechanisms involved. It encompasses the full range of cognitive deficits from mild cognitive impairment to dementia. In principle, any of the multiple causes of clinical stroke can cause vascular cognitive impairment. Recent work further highlights a role of microinfarcts, microhemorrhages, strategic white matter tracts, loss of microstructural tissue integrity, and secondary neurodegeneration...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150432/molecular-imaging-to-track-parkinson-s-disease-and-atypical-parkinsonisms-new-imaging-frontiers
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REVIEW
Antonio P Strafella, Nicolaas I Bohnen, Joel S Perlmutter, David Eidelberg, Nicola Pavese, Thilo Van Eimeren, Paola Piccini, Marios Politis, Stephane Thobois, Roberto Ceravolo, Makoto Higuchi, Valtteri Kaasinen, Mario Masellis, M Cecilia Peralta, Ignacio Obeso, Jose Ángel Pineda-Pardo, Roberto Cilia, Benedicte Ballanger, Martin Niethammer, Jon A Stoessl
Molecular imaging has proven to be a powerful tool for investigation of parkinsonian disorders. One current challenge is to identify biomarkers of early changes that may predict the clinical trajectory of parkinsonian disorders. Exciting new tracer developments hold the potential for in vivo markers of underlying pathology. Herein, we provide an overview of molecular imaging advances and how these approaches help us to understand PD and atypical parkinsonisms. © 2016 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society...
February 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147420/neuroimaging-in-cardiac-arrest-prognostication
#18
David M Greer, Ona Wu
Neuroimaging is commonly utilized in the evaluation of post-cardiac arrest patients, providing a unique ability to visualize and quantify structural brain injury that can complement clinical and electrophysiologic data. Despite its lack of validation, we would advocate that neuroimaging is a valuable prognostication tool, worthy of further study, and an essential part of the armamentarium when used in combination with other modalities in the assessment of the post-cardiac arrest patient. Herein, we discuss the data and its limitations for neuroimaging to date and how it is being studied prospectively...
February 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145075/biomarkers-designs-and-interpretations-of-resting-state-fmri-in-translational-pharmacological-research-a-review-of-state-of-the-art-challenges-and-opportunities-for-studying-brain-chemistry
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REVIEW
Najmeh Khalili-Mahani, Serge A R B Rombouts, Matthias J P van Osch, Eugene P Duff, Felix Carbonell, Lisa D Nickerson, Lino Becerra, Albert Dahan, Alan C Evans, Jean-Paul Soucy, Richard Wise, Alex P Zijdenbos, Joop M van Gerven
A decade of research and development in resting-state functional MRI (RSfMRI) has opened new translational and clinical research frontiers. This review aims to bridge between technical and clinical researchers who seek reliable neuroimaging biomarkers for studying drug interactions with the brain. About 85 pharma-RSfMRI studies using BOLD signal (75% of all) or arterial spin labeling (ASL) were surveyed to investigate the acute effects of psychoactive drugs. Experimental designs and objectives include drug fingerprinting dose-response evaluation, biomarker validation and calibration, and translational studies...
February 1, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141820/the-missing-link-predicting-connectomes-from-noisy-and-partially-observed-tract-tracing-data
#20
Max Hinne, Annet Meijers, Rembrandt Bakker, Paul H E Tiesinga, Morten Mørup, Marcel A J van Gerven
Our understanding of the wiring map of the brain, known as the connectome, has increased greatly in the last decade, mostly due to technological advancements in neuroimaging techniques and improvements in computational tools to interpret the vast amount of available data. Despite this, with the exception of the C. elegans roundworm, no definitive connectome has been established for any species. In order to obtain this, tracer studies are particularly appealing, as these have proven highly reliable. The downside of tract tracing is that it is costly to perform, and can only be applied ex vivo...
January 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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