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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912253/sex-and-age-differences-in-epinephrine-mechanisms-and-outcomes-after-brain-injury
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William M Armstead, John Riley, Monica S Vavilala
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of injury related death in children, with boys and children under 4 years having particularly poor outcomes. Cerebral autoregulation is often impaired after TBI, contributing to poor outcome. Cerebral perfusion pressure can be normalized by use of vasoactive agents. The c-Jun-terminal kinase (JNK) isoform of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) produces hemodynamic impairment after TBI, but less is known about its role in histopathology. We investigated whether epinephrine (EPI) age and sex dependently protected cerebral autoregulation and limited histopathology after TBI and the role of JNK in that outcome...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909337/optimization-of-the-optical-transparency-of-rodent-tissues-by-modified-pact-based-passive-clearing
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Jiwon Woo, Mirae Lee, Jeong Min Seo, Hyo Suk Park, Yong Eun Cho
Recently, a bio-electrochemical technique known as CLARITY was reported for three-dimensional phenotype mapping within transparent tissues, allowing clearer whole-body and organ visualization with CB-perfusion (CUBIC) and leading to the development of whole-body clearing and transparency of intact tissues with the PACT (passive clarity technique) and PARS (perfusion-assisted agent release in situ) methodologies. We evaluated the structure-function relationships in circuits of the whole central nervous system (CNS) and various internal organs using improved methods with optimized passive clarity...
December 2, 2016: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909265/prevention-of-the-collapse-of-pial-collaterals-by-remote-ischemic-perconditioning-during-acute-ischemic-stroke
#3
Junqiang Ma, Yonglie Ma, Bin Dong, Mischa V Bandet, Ashfaq Shuaib, Ian R Winship
Collateral circulation is a key variable determining prognosis and response to recanalization therapy during acute ischemic stroke. Remote ischemic perconditioning (RIPerC) involves inducing peripheral ischemia (typically in the limbs) during stroke and may reduce perfusion deficits and brain damage due to cerebral ischemia. In this study, we directly investigated pial collateral flow augmentation due to RIPerC during distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) in rats. Blood flow through pial collaterals between the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) and the MCA was assessed in male Sprague Dawley rats using in vivo laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) and two photon laser scanning microscopy (TPLSM) during distal MCAo...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908343/a%C3%AE-amyloid-pathology-affects-the-hearts-of-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease-mind%C3%A2-the-heart
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Luca Troncone, Marco Luciani, Matthew Coggins, Elissa H Wilker, Cheng-Ying Ho, Kari Elise Codispoti, Matthew P Frosch, Rakez Kayed, Federica Del Monte
BACKGROUND: Individually, heart failure (HF) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are severe threats to population health, and their potential coexistence is an alarming prospect. In addition to sharing analogous epidemiological and genetic profiles, biochemical characteristics, and common triggers, the authors recently recognized common molecular and pathological features between the 2 conditions. Whereas cognitive impairment has been linked to HF through perfusion defects, angiopathy, and inflammation, whether patients with AD present with myocardial dysfunction, and if the 2 conditions bear a common pathogenesis as neglected siblings are unknown...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908148/local-attenuation-curve-optimization-framework-for-high-quality-perfusion-maps-in-low-dose-cerebral-perfusion-ct
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Vincent Van Nieuwenhove, Geert Van Eyndhoven, K Joost Batenburg, Nico Buls, Jef Vandemeulebroucke, Jan De Beenhouwer, Jan Sijbers
PURPOSE: Cerebral perfusion x-ray computed tomography (PCT) is a powerful tool for noninvasive imaging of hemodynamic information throughout the brain. Conventional PCT requires the brain to be imaged multiple times during the perfusion process, and hence radiation dose is a major concern. The authors propose a PCT reconstruction algorithm that allows for lowering the dose while maintaining a high quality of the perfusion maps. It relies on an accurate estimation of the arterial input function (AIF), which in turn depends on the quality of the attenuation curves in the arterial region...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907050/when-is-the-brain-dead-living-like-electrophysiological-responses-and-photon-emissions-from-applications-of-neurotransmitters-in-fixed-post-mortem-human-brains
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Michael A Persinger, Nicolas Rouleau, Nirosha J Murugan, Lucas W E Tessaro, Justin N Costa
The structure of the post-mortem human brain can be preserved by immersing the organ within a fixative solution. Once the brain is perfused, cellular and histological features are maintained over extended periods of time. However, functions of the human brain are not assumed to be preserved beyond death and subsequent chemical fixation. Here we present a series of experiments which, together, refute this assumption. Instead, we suggest that chemical preservation of brain structure results in some retained functional capacity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902858/reliable-estimation-of-microvascular-flow-patterns-in-patients-with-disrupted-blood-brain-barrier-using-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri
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Mikkel Bo Hansen, Anna Tietze, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Elizabeth R Gerstner, Tracy T Batchelor, Leif Østergaard, Kim Mouridsen
PURPOSE: To present and quantify the performance of a method to compute tissue hemodynamic parameters from dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI data in brain tissue with possible nonintact blood-brain barrier. THEORY AND MATERIALS AND METHODS: We propose a Bayesian scheme to obtain perfusion metrics, including capillary transit-time heterogeneity (CTH), from DSC-MRI data in the presence of contrast agent extravasation. Initial performance assessment is performed through simulations...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900758/99mtc-hmpao-perfusion-spect-ct-in-the-diagnosis-of-brain-death
#8
Thorsten Derlin, Desiree Weiberg
This report describes a case of brain death (BD) evaluated by 99mTc-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (HMPAO) single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT). A 16-year-old boy with a history of rapid unexpected brain herniation due to pilocytic astrocytoma underwent 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT/CT for evaluation of brain death in the context of organ donation. Flow images demonstrated lack of blood flow to the brain, and delayed images showed absence of demonstrable radionuclide activity within the brain...
2016: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899851/cutoff-value-of-admission-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-which-predicts-poor-myocardial-perfusion-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Khairy Abdel-Dayem, Inas I Eweda, Ashraf El-Sherbiny, Marc O Dimitry, Wail Nammas
BACKGROUND: We explored the value of admission levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTProBNP) that best predicts poor myocardial tissue perfusion following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in patients admitted with acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We enrolled 90 consecutive patients admitted with acute STEMI who underwent PPCI and achieved post-procedural TIMI flow grade 3 in the infarct-related artery...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897064/diagnosis-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-can-123-i-imp-and-123-i-mibg-scintigraphy-yield-new-core-features
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Fumi Sakamoto, Shinya Shiraishi, Noriko Tsuda, Mamoru Hashimoto, Seiji Tomiguchi, Manabu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: Since the clinical symptoms of different types of dementia frequently overlap, especially in the earlier stages at onset, it is difficult to distinguish dementias with Lewy bodies (DLB) from other neurodegenerative dementias based on their clinical manifestations alone. Nuclear medicine imaging has been reported as a high-value index for the objective evaluation and diagnosis of DLB. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether nuclear medicine imaging findings may yield core features to be added to the diagnosis of DLB...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895105/robot-assisted-mechanical-therapy-attenuates-stroke-induced-limb-skeletal-muscle-injury
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Chandan K Sen, Savita Khanna, Hallie Harris, Richard Stewart, Maria Balch, Mallory Heigel, Seth Teplitsky, Surya Gnyawali, Cameron Rink
The efficacy and optimization of poststroke physical therapy paradigms is challenged in part by a lack of objective tools available to researchers for systematic preclinical testing. This work represents a maiden effort to develop a robot-assisted mechanical therapy (RAMT) device to objectively address the significance of mechanical physiotherapy on poststroke outcomes. Wistar rats were subjected to right hemisphere middle-cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion. After 24 h, rats were split into control (RAMT(-)) or RAMT(+) groups (30 min daily RAMT over the stroke-affected gastrocnemius) and were followed up to poststroke d 14...
November 28, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894893/the-blood-brain-barrier-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#12
REVIEW
A Chakraborty, N M de Wit, W M van der Flier, H E de Vries
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting millions of people worldwide. One of the prominent causative factors of AD pathogenesis is cerebral vascular dysfunction, which results in diminished cerebral perfusion. Moreover, due to the loss of the protective function of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), impaired clearance of excess neurotoxic amyloid beta (Aβ) occurs, causing vascular perturbation and diminished cognitive functioning. The relationship between the prevalence of AD and vascular risk factors is complex and not fully understood...
November 25, 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893680/the-value-of-ezis-analysis-of-tc-99m-ecd-spect-on-identifying-cerebellar-hypoperfusion-in-a-patient-with-superficial-siderosis-a-case-report
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Cheng-Yu Wei, Tai-Yi Chen, Ian Shih, Pai-Yi Chiu, Guang-Uei Hung, Hiroshi Matsuda
INTRODUCTION: Brain perfusion single photon computed tomography (SPECT) is a functional imaging modality and has been widely utilized in evaluation of various kinds of neurological disorders. Easy z-score imaging system (eZIS) is a computer-assisted statistical analysis, based on the comparison with age-classified ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) normal database, which provides objectively interpretation of Tc-99m ECD brain perfusion SPECT.Here we presented a 64-year-old male with dizziness, spin sensation, nausea, and vomiting in the emergency room, and brain computed tomography scan showed only small hypodensity lesion in cerebellum...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891826/ct-brain-perfusion-a-static-phantom-study-of-contrast-to-noise-ratio-and-radiation-dose
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Stewart M Midgley, Damien L Stella, Bruce Cv Campbell, Francesca Langenberg, Paul F Einsiedel
INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is increasingly employed in the diagnosis and management of ischaemic stroke but radiation dose can be significant and optimising contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) is challenging. This study aimed to quantify and optimise the balance between CNR as a surrogate for image quality and radiation dose. METHODS: A perspex head phantom with vials of dilute contrast agent was scanned using a Siemens Definition Flash 128-slice scanner...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889577/brain-uptake-and-metabolism-of-the-endocannabinoid-anandamide-labeled-in-either-the-arachidonoyl-or-ethanolamine-moiety
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Kun Hu, Shilpa Sonti, Sherrye T Glaser, Richard I Duclos, Samuel J Gatley
INTRODUCTION: Anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine) is a retrograde neuromodulator that activates cannabinoid receptors. The concentration of anandamide in the brain is controlled by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), which has been the focus of recent drug discovery efforts. Previous studies in C57BL/6 mice using [(3)H-arachidonoyl]anandamide demonstrated deposition of tritium in thalamus and cortical areas that was blocked by treatment with an FAAH inhibitor and that was not seen in FAAH-knockout mice...
November 9, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889362/erratum-to-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-cortical-perfusion-in-response-to-thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-neuroimage-126-2016-131-139
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M Sohail Noor, Kartikeya Murari, Clinton B McCracken, Zelma H T Kiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889022/advanced-mr-imaging-in-pediatric-brain-tumors-clinical-applications
#17
REVIEW
Maarten Lequin, Jeroen Hendrikse
Advanced MR imaging techniques, such as spectroscopy, perfusion, diffusion, and functional imaging, have improved the diagnosis of brain tumors in children and also play an important role in defining surgical as well as therapeutic responses in these patients. In addition to the anatomic or structural information gained with conventional MR imaging sequences, advanced MR imaging techniques also provide physiologic information about tumor morphology, metabolism, and hemodynamics. This article reviews the physiology, techniques, and clinical applications of diffusion-weighted and diffusion tensor imaging, MR spectroscopy, perfusion MR imaging, susceptibility-weighted imaging, and functional MR imaging in the setting of neuro-oncology...
February 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889021/neuroimaging-of-peptide-based-vaccine-therapy-in-pediatric-brain-tumors-initial-experience
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REVIEW
Andre D Furtado, Rafael Ceschin, Stefan Blüml, Gary Mason, Regina I Jakacki, Hideho Okada, Ian F Pollack, Ashok Panigrahy
The potential benefits of peptide-based immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors are under investigation. Treatment-related heterogeneity has resulted in radiographic challenges, including pseudoprogression. Conventional MR imaging has limitations in assessment of different forms of treatment-related heterogeneity, particularly regarding distinguishing true tumor progression from efficacious treatment responses. Advanced neuroimaging techniques, including diffusion magnetic resonance (MR), perfusion MR, and MR spectroscopy, may add value in the assessment of treatment-related heterogeneity...
February 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886553/mechanical-stress-regulates-transport-in-a-compliant-3d-model-of-the-blood-brain-barrier
#19
Paul P Partyka, George A Godsey, John R Galie, Mary C Kosciuk, Nimish K Acharya, Robert G Nagele, Peter A Galie
Transport of fluid and solutes is tightly controlled within the brain, where vasculature exhibits a blood-brain barrier and there is no organized lymphatic network facilitating waste transport from the interstitial space. Here, using a compliant, three-dimensional co-culture model of the blood-brain barrier, we show that mechanical stimuli exerted by blood flow mediate both the permeability of the endothelial barrier and waste transport along the basement membrane. Application of both shear stress and cyclic strain facilitates tight junction formation in the endothelial monolayer, with and without the presence of astrocyte endfeet in the surrounding matrix...
November 17, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886010/discriminative-properties-of-hippocampal-hypoperfusion-in-marijuana-users-compared-to-healthy-controls-implications%C3%A2-for-marijuana-administration%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-dementia
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Daniel G Amen, Borhan Darmal, Cyrus A Raji, Weining Bao, Lantie Jorandby, Somayeh Meysami, Cauligi S Raghavendra
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the impact of marijuana use on regional cerebral blood flow. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether perfusion in specific brain regions on functional neuroimaging, including those affected by Alzheimer's disease pathology, are abnormal in marijuana users compared to controls. METHOD: Persons with a diagnosis of cannabis use disorder by DSM-IV and DSM-V criteria (n = 982) were compared to controls (n = 92) with perfusion neuroimaging with SPECT at rest and at a concentration task...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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