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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805936/characterizing-hypoxia-in-human-glioma-a-simultaneous-multimodal-mri-and-pet-study
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Christine Preibisch, Kuangyu Shi, Anne Kluge, Mathias Lukas, Benedikt Wiestler, Jens Göttler, Jens Gempt, Florian Ringel, Mohamed Al Jaberi, Jürgen Schlegel, Bernhard Meyer, Claus Zimmer, Thomas Pyka, Stefan Förster
Hypoxia plays an important role for the prognosis and therapy response of cancer. Thus, hypoxia imaging would be a valuable tool for pre-therapeutic assessment of tumor malignancy. However, there is no standard validated technique for clinical application available yet. Therefore, we performed a study in 12 patients with high-grade glioma, where we directly compared the two currently most promising techniques, namely the MR-based relative oxygen extraction fraction (MR-rOEF) and the PET hypoxia marker H-1-(3-[(18) F]-fluoro-2-hydroxypropyl)-2-nitroimidazole ([(18) F]-FMISO)...
August 14, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804779/language-mapping-using-t2-prepared-bold-functional-mri-in-the-presence-of-large-susceptibility-artifacts-initial-results-in-patients-with-brain-tumor-and-epilepsy
#2
Jun Hua, Xinyuan Miao, Shruti Agarwal, Chetan Bettegowda, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, John Laterra, Peter C M Van Zijl, James J Pekar, Jay J Pillai
At present, presurgical functional mapping is the most prevalent clinical application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Signal dropouts and distortions caused by susceptibility effects in the current standard echo planar imaging (EPI)-based fMRI images are well-known problems and pose a major hurdle for the application of fMRI in several brain regions, many of which are related to language mapping in presurgical planning. Such artifacts are particularly problematic in patients with previous surgical resection cavities, craniotomy hardware, hemorrhage, and vascular malformation...
June 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803941/fast-imaging-for-mapping-dynamic-networks
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REVIEW
Pierre LeVan, Burak Akin, Jürgen Hennig
The development of highly accelerated fMRI acquisition techniques has led to novel possibilities to monitor cerebral activity non-invasively and with unprecedented temporal resolutions. With the emergence of dynamic connectivity and its ability to provide a much richer characterization of brain function compared to static measures, fast fMRI may yet play a crucial role in tracking dynamically varying networks. In spite of the dominance of slow hemodynamic contributions to the BOLD signal, high temporal sampling rates nevertheless improve the measurement of physiological noise, yielding an exceptional sensitivity for the detection of periods of transient connectivity at time scales of a few tens of seconds...
August 10, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803847/psychotic-symptoms-influence-the-development-of-anterior-cingulate-bold-variability-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Daniela Zöller, Maria Carmela Padula, Corrado Sandini, Maude Schneider, Elisa Scariati, Dimitri Van De Ville, Marie Schaer, Stephan Eliez
Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with a broad phenotype of clinical, cognitive and psychiatric features. Due to the very high prevalence of schizophrenia (30-40%), the investigation of psychotic symptoms in the syndrome is promising to reveal biomarkers for the development of psychosis, also in the general population. Since schizophrenia is seen as a disorder of the dynamic interactions between brain networks, we here investigated brain dynamics, assessed by the variability of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signals, in patients with psychotic symptoms...
August 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802988/does-education-play-a-role-in-language-reorganization-after-surgery-in-drug-refractory-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-an-fmri-based-study
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Kapil Chaudhary, Bhargavi Ramanujam, S Senthil Kumaran, P Sarat Chandra, Ashima Nehra Wadhawan, Ajay Garg, Manjari Tripathi
OBJECTIVES: Patients with drug refractory epilepsy (DRE) and a high level of education may differ in their language recovery after surgery. Our aim was to determine whether there were differences in the extent of improvement and pattern of reorganization of language functions on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) after surgery to treat refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) between patients with more than 12 years of formal education versus those with a shorter period of regular schooling...
July 29, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802090/assessment-of-the-dynamics-of-human-glymphatic-system-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs
#6
Teemu Myllylä, Markus Harju, Vesa Korhonen, Alexander Bykov, Vesa Kiviniemi, Igor Meglinski
Fluctuations in brain water content has attracted increasing interest, particularly as regards studies of the glymphatic system, which is connected with the complex organisation of dural lymphatic vessels, responsible for cleaning tissue. Disturbances of glymphatic circulation are associated with several brain disorders, including dementia. This paper introduces an approach to non-invasive measurement of water dynamics in the human brain utilizing near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). We demonstrate the possibility to sense dynamic variations of water content between the skull and grey matter, for instance, in the subarachnoid space...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801770/nutrient-composition-of-culture-media-induces-different-patterns-of-co2-fixation-from-biogas-and-biomass-production-by-the-microalga-scenedesmus-obliquus-u169
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Francisco J Choix, Elena Polster, Rosa Isela Corona-González, Raúl Snell-Castro, Hugo O Méndez-Acosta
Microalgae are considered as a promising biotechnological strategy to capture CO2 from biogas, producing biomass with valuable energetic compounds. This study has evaluated the biotechnological potential to fix CO2 from biogas and biomass production by Scenedesmus obliquus cultured in four different formulations of culture media, C30, Bristol, Bold 3N, and C30+M, as well as the effect of methane (CH4) of biogas during CO2 fixation and biomass production. The results obtained showed that different nutrient composition and concentration of culture media, mainly micronutrient and vitamin concentrations, induced different patterns of CO2 fixation from biogas and biomass production in S...
August 11, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801730/prospective-changes-in-neural-alcohol-cue-reactivity-in-at-risk-adolescents
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Tam T Nguyen-Louie, Kelly E Courtney, Lindsay M Squeglia, Kara Bagot, Sonja Eberson, Robyn Migliorini, Alexis R Alcaraz, Susan F Tapert, Carmen Pulido
Adolescence represents an ideal time for elucidating the etiology of cue reactivity profiles. This study examined the influence of three risk factors consistently associated with heavy adolescent drinking on alcohol cue reactivity. Youth were first assessed while still naïve to alcohol (12-14 years old) and followed after transitioning into alcohol use (17-21 years old). The effects of family history of substance use disorder, sex, and history of early of dating (i.e., before 14 years of age) on BOLD response contrast to alcohol picture cues were examined in a linear mixed model, controlling for age and alcohol use patterns at follow-up...
August 11, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799856/severity-of-airflow-obstruction-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-proposal-for-a-new-classification
#9
Sonia Coton, William M Vollmer, Eric Bateman, Guy B Marks, Wan Tan, Filip Mejza, Sanjay Juvekar, Christer Janson, Kevin Mortimer, Mahesh P A, A Sonia Buist, Peter G J Burney
Current classifications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) severity are complex and do not grade levels of obstruction. Obstruction is a simpler construct and independent of ethnicity. We constructed an index of obstruction severity based on the FEV1/FVC ratio, with cut-points dividing the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study population into four similarly sized strata to those created by the GOLD criteria that uses FEV1. We measured the agreement between classifications and the validity of the FEV1-based classification in identifying the level of obstruction as defined by the new groupings...
August 11, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798694/decomposing-multifractal-crossovers
#10
Zoltan Nagy, Peter Mukli, Peter Herman, Andras Eke
Physiological processes-such as, the brain's resting-state electrical activity or hemodynamic fluctuations-exhibit scale-free temporal structuring. However, impacts common in biological systems such as, noise, multiple signal generators, or filtering by transport function, result in multimodal scaling that cannot be reliably assessed by standard analytical tools that assume unimodal scaling. Here, we present two methods to identify breakpoints or crossovers in multimodal multifractal scaling functions. These methods incorporate the robust iterative fitting approach of the focus-based multifractal formalism (FMF)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796403/chemistry-has-a-commitment-to-life
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EDITORIAL
Thisbe K Lindhorst
"… Science that only serves its own interests, that looks away when things get uncomfortable, or that surveys favored territories rather than boldly and curiously breaking new ground will endanger society's trust in the scientific search for truth. This is not a good perspective for a learned society. As a community with responsibilities and values, the GDCh must cultivate a culture that has the well-being of the entire population and the planet in mind …" Read more in the Editorial by Thisbe K. Lindhorst...
August 10, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794972/fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-falff-in-post-stroke-depression
#12
Natalia Egorova, Michele Veldsman, Toby Cumming, Amy Brodtmann
Depression is a common outcome following stroke, associated with reduced quality of life and poorer recovery. Despite attempts to associate depression symptoms with specific lesion sites, the neural basis of post-stroke depression remains poorly understood. Resting state fMRI has provided new insights into the neural underpinnings of post-stroke depression, but has been limited to connectivity analyses exploring interregional correlations in the time-course of activity. Other aspects of resting state BOLD signal remain unexamined...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793061/contemporary-challenges-on-access-to-medicines-beyond-the-unsg-high-level-panel
#13
Jorge Bermudez
Within the context of the recently released United Nations Secretary-General´s Report of the High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, the author reviews issues related to the context and discussions on access to medicines and the conflict between trade and health during the last decades. These issues have been relevant and outstanding in Global Health, especially questioning the current system of innovation, R&D and IP protection. Lessons learned from the HLP Report are highlighted and the need to further discuss and implement concrete actions, as the world has moved from the MDGs to the SDGs, demand strong actions derived from the United Nations and a strong interaction with other key stakeholders...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789608/blood-oxygen-level-dependent-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-detecting-pathological-patterns-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-a-preliminary-study-using-gray-level-co-occurrence-matrix-analysis
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Huilan Shi, Junya Jia, Dong Li, Li Wei, Wenya Shang, Zhenfeng Zheng
Objective Blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD MRI) is a noninvasive technique useful in patients with renal disease. The current study was performed to determine whether BOLD MRI can contribute to the diagnosis of renal pathological patterns. Methods BOLD MRI was used to obtain functional magnetic resonance parameter R2* values. Gray-level co-occurrence matrixes (GLCMs) were generated for gray-scale maps. Several GLCM parameters were calculated and used to construct algorithmic models for renal pathological patterns...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783763/mapping-altered-brain-connectivity-and-its-clinical-associations-in-adult-moyamoya-disease-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
#15
Ken Kazumata, Khin Khin Tha, Haruto Uchino, Masaki Ito, Naoki Nakayama, Takeo Abumiya
Detection of subtle ischemic injuries in moyamoya disease may enable optimization of timing of revascularization surgery, and could potentially improve functional outcomes. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) is widely used to study functional organization of the brain, but it remains unclear whether rs-fMRI could elucidate distinct characteristics in moyamoya disease. Here, we aimed to determine changes in a conventional rs-fMRI measure and analyze any associations with clinical symptoms and cerebral hemodynamics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782872/the-role-of-vascular-resistance-in-bold-responses-to-progressive-hypercapnia
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James Duffin, Olivia Sobczyk, Adrian Crawley, Julien Poublanc, Lashmi Venkatraghavan, Kevin Sam, Alan Mutch, David Mikulis, Joseph Fisher
The ability of the cerebral vasculature to regulate vascular diameter, hence resistance and cerebral blood flow (CBF), in response to metabolic demands (neurovascular coupling), and perfusion pressure changes (autoregulation) may be assessed by measuring the CBF response to carbon dioxide (CO2 ). In healthy individuals, the CBF response to a ramp CO2 stimulus from hypocapnia to hypercapnia is assumed sigmoidal or linear. However, other response patterns commonly occur, especially in individuals with cerebrovascular disease, and these remain unexplained...
August 7, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782525/effects-of-maternal-cortisol-treatment-on-offspring-size-responses-to-stress-and-anxiety-related-behavior-in-wild-largemouth-bass-micropterus-salmoides
#17
Julia C Redfern, Steven J Cooke, Robert J Lennox, Michael A Nannini, David H Wahl, Kathleen M Gilmour
Cortisol, the main glucocorticoid stress hormone in teleost fish, is of interest as a mediator of maternal stress on offspring characteristics because it plays an organizational role during early development. The present study tested the hypothesis that maternal exposure to cortisol treatment prior to spawn affects offspring phenotype using wild largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Baseline and stress-induced cortisol concentrations, body size (i.e. length and mass), and behavior (i.e. anxiety, exploration, boldness, and aggression) were assessed at different offspring life-stages and compared between offspring of control and cortisol-treated females...
August 3, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782489/neural-correlates-in-patients-with-major-affective-disorders-an-fmri-study
#18
Maurizio Pompili
Brain areas of functional activation during emotional stimuli and their correlations with affective temperaments evaluated using Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris and San Diego (TEMPS-A) and hopelessness levels assessed with Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) have been investigated. Brain activity in response to emotional stimuli was examined by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (NMR BOLD) signal. Seventeen subjects (mean age ± SD = 57 ± 12), diagnosed with major affective disorders and eighteen healthy controls (HC) (mean age ± SD = 50±11) participated in this study...
August 3, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780063/reorganization-of-language-centers-in-patients-with-brain-tumors-located-in-eloquent-speech-areas-a-pre-and-postoperative-preliminary-fmri-study
#19
Katarzyna Gębska-Kośla, Bartosz Bryszewski, Dariusz J Jaskólski, Jan Fortuniak, Maciej Niewodniczy, Ludomir Stefańczyk, Agata Majos
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine in pre- and postsurgical fMRI studies the rearrangement of the Broca's and Wernicke's areas and the lateralization index for these areas in patients with brain tumors located near speech centers. Impact of the surgical treatment on the brain plasticity was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre- and postoperative fMRI examinations were performed in 10 patients with low grade glial, left-sided brain tumors located close to the Broca's (5 patients) or Wernicke's area (5 patients)...
July 29, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777704/noninvasive-identification-of-renal-hypoxia-in-experimental-myocardial-infarctions-of-different-sizes-by-using-bold-mr-imaging-in-a-mouse-model
#20
Di Chang, Yuan-Cheng Wang, Ting-Ting Xu, Xin-Gui Peng, Yu Cai, Lin Wang, Ying-Ying Bai, Shenghong Ju
Purpose To test the feasibility of using blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to measure alterations in renal oxygenation in a mouse model with experimental myocardial infarctions (MIs) of different sizes. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the local animal ethics committee. One hundred eighty-nine male C57BL/6 J mice were randomly subjected to MI surgery (with different locations of left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion) or sham surgery, defined as the exposure of the heart but no ligation...
August 4, 2017: Radiology
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