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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440001/treating-low-back-pain-with-combined-cerebral-and-peripheral-electrical-stimulation-a-randomized-double-blind-factorial-clinical-trial
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F A Hazime, A F Baptista, D G de Freitas, R L Monteiro, R L Maretto, R H Hasue, S M A João
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that chronic low back pain is associated with plastic changes in the brain that can be modified by neuromodulation strategies. This study investigated the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined simultaneously with peripheral electrical stimulation (PES) for pain relief, disability and global perception in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: Ninety-two patients with CLBP were randomized to receive 12 sessions on nonconsecutive days of anodal tDCS (primary motor cortex, M1), 100 Hz sensory PES (lumbar spine), tDCS + PES or sham tDCS + PES...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439322/susceptibility-imaging-in-glial-tumor-grading-using-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-mr-system-and-32-channel-head-coil
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Omer Aydin, Ramazan Buyukkaya, Bahattin Hakyemez
BACKGROUND: Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a velocity compensated, high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) spoiled gradient-echo sequence that uses magnitude and filtered-phase data. SWI seems to be a valuable tool for non-invasive evaluation of central nervous system gliomas. Relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) ratio is one of the best noninvasive methods for glioma grading. Degree of intratumoral susceptibility signal (ITSS) on SWI correlates with rCBV ratio and histopathological grade...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436255/detection-and-characterization-of-small-infarcts-in-the-caudate-nucleus-on-7-tesla-mri-the-smart-mr-study
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Rashid Ghaznawi, Jeroen de Bresser, Yolanda van der Graaf, Maarten Ht Zwartbol, Theo D Witkamp, Mirjam I Geerlings, Jeroen Hendrikse
Small infarcts are among the key imaging features of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), but remain largely undetected on conventional MRI. We aimed to evaluate (1) imaging criteria for the detection of small infarcts in the caudate nucleus on 7T MRI, (2) intra- and inter-rater agreement, (3) frequency and (4) detection rate on 7T versus 1.5T MRI. In 90 patients (68 ± 8 years) with a history of vascular disease from the SMART-MR study, we defined 7T imaging criteria for cavitated and non-cavitated small infarcts in the caudate nucleus...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433970/simultaneous-transient-global-amnesia-and-right-mca-stroke-after-valsalva-manoeuvre
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Ariel Fernando Mariaca, Jose Manuel Valdueza, Christian Gaebel, Manuel Gomez-Choco
A 61-year-old man suffered an episode of transient confusion and anterograde amnesia after a Valsalva-related manoeuvre. The MRI diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) sequences showed a left hippocampal and two right parietal lesions that were deemed as acute. The MR angiography disclosed a high-grade stenosis in the right middle cerebral artery as was described by a transcranial colour-coded ultrasound as well. Ultrasound investigation of the jugular veins showed a right jugular venous reflux after a Valsalva manoeuvre...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421854/reduction-of-bold-interference-in-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-towards-quantitative-fmri
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Geoffrey Warnock, Pinar S Özbay, Felix P Kuhn, Daniel Nanz, Alfred Buck, Andreas Boss, Cristina Rossi
Fluctuations in blood-oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signal and perfusion affect the quantification of changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF), coupled to neuronal activity, in arterial spin labeling (ASL). Subtraction methods for control and labeled MR images (i.e. pair-wise, surround subtraction, and subtraction of sinc-interpolated images), postulated to mitigate this interference in pseudo-continuous ASL (pCASL), were evaluated by comparison with quantitative (15)O-water PET. At rest, a good agreement in the CBF values was found between PET and MRI for each of the subtraction methods...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409735/quantitative-magnetic-resonance-angiography-as-a-potential-predictor-for-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Lukas Andereggen, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Marwan El-Koussy, Rajeev K Verma, Kenya Yuki, Daniel Schoeni, Kety Hsieh, Jan Gralla, Gerhard Schroth, Juergen Beck, Andreas Raabe, Marcel Arnold, Michael Reinert, Robert H Andres
OBJECTIVE Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) is a rare but devastating complication of carotid endarterectomy (CEA). This study sought to determine whether quantitative hemodynamic assessment using MR angiography can stratify CHS risk. METHODS In this prospective trial, patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis were randomly selected for pre- and postoperative quantitative phase-contrast MR angiography (QMRA). Assessment was standardized according to a protocol and included Doppler/duplex sonography, MRI, and/or CT angiography and QMRA of the intra- and extracranial supplying arteries of the brain...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407377/biomarkers-of-microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction-predict-incident-dementia-a-population-based-prospective-study
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H Holm, K Nägga, E D Nilsson, F Ricci, O Melander, O Hansson, E Bachus, M Magnusson, A Fedorowski
BACKGROUND: Cerebral endothelial dysfunction occurs in a spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases. Whether biomarkers of microvascular endothelial dysfunction can predict dementia is largely unknown. We explored the longitudinal association of midregional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP), C-terminal endothelin-1 (CT-proET-1) and midregional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) with dementia and subtypes among community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: A population-based cohort of 5,347 individuals (men, 70%; age, 69±6 years) without prevalent dementia provided plasma for determination of MR-proANP, CT-proET-1 and MR-proADM...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404769/a-decrease-in-blood-pressure-is-associated-with-unfavorable-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-thrombectomy-under-general-anesthesia
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Kilian M Treurniet, Olvert A Berkhemer, Rogier V Immink, Hester F Lingsma, Vivian M C Ward-van der Stam, Markus W Hollmann, Jaap Vuyk, Wim H van Zwam, Aad van der Lugt, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Diederik W J Dippel, Jonathan M Coutinho, Yvo B W E M Roos, Henk A Marquering, Charles B L M Majoie
BACKGROUND: Up to two-thirds of patients are either dependent or dead 3 months after thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Loss of cerebral autoregulation may render patients with AIS vulnerable to decreases in mean arterial pressure (MAP). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a fall in MAP during intervention under general anesthesia (GA) affects functional outcome. METHODS: This subgroup analysis included patients from the MR CLEAN trial treated with thrombectomy under GA...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391790/iron-mapping-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Stefan Ropele, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas
Increased iron deposition in cerebral deep gray matter has been considered a global marker for neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS); it scales with disease duration and severity. Iron accumulation in white matter and MS lesions might be more directly related to disease activity and has been discussed as a contributor to the inflammatory and neurodegenerative cascade. New insights into iron and MS are expected from MR imaging. We discuss findings from MR iron mapping proposed. Because of the confounding magnetic properties of myelin, iron mapping in white matter remains an unresolved issue...
May 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391022/reliable-the-value-of-early-postoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-after-ccm-surgery
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Bixia Chen, Sophia Göricke, Karsten Wrede, Ramazan Jabbarli, Max Jaegersberg, Ulrich Sure, Philipp Dammann
BACKGROUND: Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) can cause intracerebral hemorrhage. The lesions themselves are frequently associated with perifocal hemosiderin deposits due to repetitive microhemorrhages. Main indications for a surgical treatment are recurrent symptomatic hemorrhages or cavernoma-related epilepsy (CRE). After surgical resection, follow-up MR-imaging is usually performed to confirm a) the complete resection of the CCM and, especially in cases of CRE, b) the complete resection of the hemosiderin deposits...
April 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388602/maturational-decrease-of-glutamate-in-the-human-cerebral-cortex-from-childhood-to-young-adulthood-a-1-h-mr-spectroscopy-study
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Mami Shimizu, Yuji Suzuki, Kenichi Yamada, Satoshi Ueki, Masaki Watanabe, Hironaka Igarashi, Tsutomu Nakada
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate maturational changes in glutamate (Glu) in the human cerebral cortex from childhood to young adulthood using 3.0-Tesla proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS), which is capable of quantifying Glu in vivo. METHODS: Normal volunteers comprising 11 children (aged 4-13 years) and 11 young adults (aged 18-33 years) participated in the study. Single-voxel point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS, repetition time/echo time=2000/80 ms) was performed in the frontal and occipital cortices, and the Glu to creatine ratio (Glu/Cr) and N-acetylaspartate to creatine ratio (NAA/Cr) were determined...
April 7, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386716/importance-of-variants-in-cerebrovascular-anatomy-for-potential-retrograde-embolization-in-cryptogenic-stroke
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Michael Markl, Edouard Semaan, LeRoy Stromberg, James Carr, Shyam Prabhakaran, Jeremy Collins
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that variants in cerebrovascular anatomy will affect the number of patients demonstrating a plausible retrograde embolization mechanism from plaques in the descending aorta (DAo). METHODS: Thirty-five patients (aged 63 ± 17 years) with cryptogenic stroke underwent 4D flow MRI for the assessment of aortic 3D blood flow and MR angiography for the evaluation of circle of Willis, posterior circulation, and aortic arch architecture...
April 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382379/posttreatment-dsc-mri-is-predictive-of-early-treatment-failure-in-children-with-supratentorial-high-grade-glioma-treated-with-erlotinib
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John T Lucas, Brendan J Knapp, Jinsoo Uh, Chia-Ho Hua, Thomas E Merchant, Scott N Hwang, Zoltan Patay, Alberto Broniscer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of perfusion imaging in the management of pediatric high grade glioma is unclear. We evaluated the ability of dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging (DSC-MRI) to determine grade, evaluate post-treatment response and predict treatment failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study 22 patients with high-grade glioma underwent biopsy and were treated with concurrent and sequential radiotherapy and erlotinib as part of a phase I/II clinical trial (NCT00124657)...
April 5, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378026/considerations-on-the-relevance-of-cerebral-fusiform-aneurysms-observed-during-hiv-infection
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Bruno Law-Ye, Robert-Yves Carlier, Raphaël Richard, Raphaël Blanc, Claire Jourdan, Pierre de Truchis, Flore Viry, Didier Dormont, Delphine Leclercq, Frédéric Clarençon
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated ectatic cerebral vasculitis (HIV-AECV) is a rare form of vasculitis with diffuse fusiform aneurysms. Its pathophysiology remains poorly understood. Although extensively described in children, it is still incompletely studied in adults. Our objective was to present five adult cases with emphasis on imaging findings and long-term evolution. From 2006 to 2014, we included 5 HIV-infected patients presenting with fusiform cerebral aneurysms. Vessels abnormalities were assessed with brain computed tomography (CT) angiography, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and/or digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377923/dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol-of-the-normal-canine-brain
#15
Krystina L Stadler, Anthony P Pease, Elizabeth A Ballegeer
Perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), specifically dynamic susceptibility MRI (DSC-MRI) is routinely performed as a supplement to conventional MRI in human medicine for patients with intracranial neoplasia and cerebrovascular events. There is minimal data on the use of DSC-MRI in veterinary patients and a DSC-MRI protocol in the veterinary patient has not been described. Sixteen normal dogs, 6 years or older were recruited for this study. The sample population included 11 large dogs (>11 kg) and 5 small dogs (<11 kg)...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368505/effects-of-cranioplasty-on-cerebral-blood-flow-following-decompressive-craniectomy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Sameer H Halani, Jason K Chu, James G Malcolm, Rima S Rindler, Jason W Allen, Jonathan A Grossberg, Gustavo Pradilla, Faiz U Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy (DC) is routinely performed for reconstructive purposes and has been recently linked to improved cerebral blood flow (CBF) and neurological function. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review all available literature to evaluate the effect of cranioplasty on CBF and neurocognitive recovery. METHODS: A PubMed, Google Scholar, and MEDLINE search adhering to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines included studies reporting patients who underwent DC and subsequent cranioplasty in whom cerebral hemodynamics were measured before and after cranioplasty...
March 29, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367905/4d-flow-mr-imaging-of-ophthalmic-artery-flow-in-patients-with-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Tetsuro Sekine, Ryo Takagi, Yasuo Amano, Yasuo Murai, Erika Orita, Yoshimitsu Fukushima, Yoshio Matsumura, Shin-Ichiro Kumita
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the clinical feasibility of time-resolved three-dimensional phase contrast (4D Flow) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assessment of the ophthalmic artery (OphA) flow in patients with internal carotid artery stenosis (ICS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive patients with unilateral ICS were recruited. 4D Flow MRI and acetazolamide-stress brain perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) were performed...
March 27, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367604/ultra-high-field-proton-mr-spectroscopy-in-early-stage-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#18
Ian Cheong, Małgorzata Marjańska, Dinesh K Deelchand, Lynn E Eberly, David Walk, Gülin Öz
A major hurdle in the development of effective treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been the lack of robust biomarkers for use as clinical trial endpoints. Neurochemical profiles obtained in vivo by high field proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) can potentially provide biomarkers of cerebral pathology in ALS. However, previous (1)H-MRS studies in ALS have produced conflicting findings regarding alterations in the levels of neurochemical markers such as glutamate (Glu) and myo-inositol (mIns)...
April 3, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366071/vessel-wall-signal-enhancement-on-3-t-mri-in-acute-stroke-patients-after-stent-retriever-thrombectomy
#19
Peter Abraham, J Scott Pannell, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Vincent Cheung, Jeffrey Steinberg, Arvin Wali, Mihir Gupta, Robert C Rennert, Roland R Lee, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE In vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated histological evidence of iatrogenic endothelial injury after stent retriever thrombectomy. However, noncontrast vessel wall (VW)-MRI is insufficient to demonstrate vessel injury. Authors of this study prospectively evaluated iatrogenic endothelial damage after stent retriever thrombectomy in humans by utilizing high-resolution contrast-enhanced VW-MRI. Characterization of VW-MRI changes in vessels subject to mechanical injury from thrombectomy may allow better understanding of the biological effects of this intervention...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364004/acute-cytotoxic-and-vasogenic-edema-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-quantitative-mri-study
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J M Weimer, S E Jones, J A Frontera
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The mechanism of early brain injury following subarachnoid hemorrhage is not well understood. We aimed to evaluate if cytotoxic and vasogenic edema are contributing factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted in patients with SAH undergoing diffusion-weighted MR imaging within 72 hours of onset. Apparent diffusion coefficient values derived from DWI were evaluated by using whole-brain histograms and 19 prespecified ROIs in patients with SAH and controls with normal findings on MRI...
March 31, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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