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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332063/diffusion-tensor-imaging-investigation-of-uncinate-fasciculus-anatomy-in-healthy-controls-description-of-a-subgenual-stem
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Kartik Bhatia, Luke Henderson, Mark Yim, Eugene Hsu, Rajiv Dhaliwal
The uncinate fasciculus is the largest white matter association tract connecting the prefrontal cortex and the anteromedial temporal lobe. The traditional anatomical description outlines a temporal stem that hooks around the posterior insula, a subinsular body, and 2 prefrontal stems extending to the lateral orbital gyri and the frontopolar cortex. Recent imaging studies of the white matter tracts deep to the subgenual cingulate gyrus (Brodmann area 25: BA25) suggest the presence of white matter fibers extending from BA25 to the amygdala, via a route that would run in close proximity to the uncinate fasciculus, that are of functional importance in mood disorders...
January 12, 2018: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332009/poststroke-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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Helle Stangeland, Vasiliki Orgeta, Vaughan Bell
A preregistered systematic review of poststroke psychosis examining clinical characteristics, prevalence, diagnostic procedures, lesion location, treatments, risk factors and outcome. Neuropsychiatric outcomes following stroke are common and severely impact quality of life. No previous reviews have focused on poststroke psychosis despite clear clinical need. CINAHL, MEDLINE and PsychINFO were searched for studies on poststroke psychosis published between 1975 and 2016. Reviewers independently selected studies for inclusion, extracted data and rated study quality...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331873/epilepsy-and-ovarian-failure-two-cases-of-adolescent-onset-ovarioleukodystrophy
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José David Herrera-García, Virginia Guillen-Martínez, Carlota Creus-Fernández, Adolfo Mínguez-Castellanos, Cristóbal Carnero Pardo
Vanishing white matter disease (VWM) was described by Van der Knaap in 1996. This association with premature ovarian failure is known as ovarioleukodystrophy. This is a rare entity caused by a mutation in one of the subunits of eukaryotic initiation factor 2B (EIF2B). The onset in adulthood or late in adolescence is very infrequent. A 41-years-old woman and her 37-years-old sister developed epilepsy in association with premature ovarian failure at the age of 13 and 18 respectively. The oldest-one started 17 years later progressive subcortical cognitive decline with predominant behavioural disorders and a progressive spastic paraparesis in association with symmetric cystic changes in the with matter of both hemispheres...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331612/arterial-spin-labeling-cerebral-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-migraine-aura-an-observational-study
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Marc E Wolf, Shuhei Okazaki, Philipp Eisele, Christina Rossmanith, Johannes Gregori, Martin Griebe, Matthias Günther, Achim Gass, Michael G Hennerici, Kristina Szabo, Rolf Kern
BACKGROUND: Changes in cerebral perfusion during migraine with aura (MA) have been assessed mainly using dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) magnetic resonance perfusion imaging. A contrast agent-free method to assess these changes would be desirable. We assessed changes in cerebral perfusion during MA using arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: We investigated 4 patients with a standardized protocol including ASL perfusion imaging during MA (n = 2) or early headache phase (n = 2) and asymptomatic follow-up...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331554/potential-role-of-transfontanelle-ultrasound-for-infants-undergoing-modified-blalock-taussig-shunt
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Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, In-Kyung Song, Hee-Soo Kim, Young-Eun Jang, Woong-Han Kim, Jae-Gun Kwak, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVE: Transfontanelle ultrasound is a noninvasive method for assessing cerebral blood flow in neonates and infants. The authors applied this technique as a point-of-care tool, before and after modified Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure, to evaluate cerebral perfusion. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Tertiary care children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Ten infants undergoing modified Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331207/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation-a-case-report-presenting-diagnostic-difficulties
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Cecylia Rajczewska-Oleszkiewicz, Agnieszka Cyganek, Anna Stadnik, Dorota Dziewulska
We describe an 86-year-old woman with a history of hypertension who presented sudden disturbances of consciousness and left hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed diffused hyperintensive changes on T2-weighted images localized subcortically in the white matter of both cerebral hemispheres, corresponding to acute vasogenic edema, causing moderate mass effect. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was initially diagnosed. After implementation of anti-edema intravenous steroid treatment and hypotensive therapy the symptoms began to retire, till the total regression...
January 6, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330475/recent-enhanced-high-summer-north-atlantic-jet-variability-emerges-from-three-century-context
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V Trouet, F Babst, M Meko
A recent increase in mid-latitude extreme weather events has been linked to Northern Hemisphere polar jet stream anomalies. To put recent trends in a historical perspective, long-term records of jet stream variability are needed. Here we combine two tree-ring records from the British Isles and the northeastern Mediterranean to reconstruct variability in the latitudinal position of the high-summer North Atlantic Jet (NAJ) back to 1725 CE. We find that northward NAJ anomalies have resulted in heatwaves and droughts in northwestern Europe and southward anomalies have promoted wildfires in southeastern Europe...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329733/association-between-leukoaraiosis-and-cerebral-blood-flow-territory-alteration-in-asymptomatic-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Y-F Chen, Y-S Kuo, W-C Wu, S-C Tang, S-F Jiang
AIM: To test the hypothesis that leukoaraiosis (also known as white matter lesion) is associated with cerebral blood flow territory change as revealed by territorial arterial spin-labeling (TASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis (aICAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this study. Thirty-three patients with aICAS were included prospectively and divided into high-grade (ultrasonographic stenosis ≥70%, n=17) and low-grade (n=16) groups; 16 healthy subjects were also included...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329693/bold-fmri-signal-in-stroke-patients-and-its-importance-for-prognosis-in-the-subacute-disease-period-preliminary-report
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Anetta Lasek-Bal, Joanna Kidoń, Monika Błaszczyszyn, Bartłomiej Stasiów, Amadeusz Żak
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) allows for the assessment of neuronal activity through the blood-level-dependent signal. The purpose of study was to evaluate the pattern of brain activity in fMRI in patients with ischemic stroke and to assess the potential relationship between the activity pattern and the neurological/functional status. METHODS: The fMRI was performed in patients up to 4th day of stroke. All the patients were analyzed according to NIHSS on 1st day and mRankin scale on 14th day of stroke, followed by analyzing of fMRI signal...
December 24, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329355/when-the-brain-changes-its-mind-oscillatory-dynamics-of-conflict-processing-and-response-switching-in-a-flanker-task-during-alcohol-challenge
#10
Lauren E Beaton, Sheeva Azma, Ksenija Marinkovic
Despite the subjective experience of being in full and deliberate control of our actions, our daily routines rely on a continuous and interactive engagement of sensory evaluation and response preparation streams. They unfold automatically and unconsciously and are seamlessly integrated with cognitive control which is mobilized by stimuli that evoke ambiguity or response conflict. Methods with high spatio-temporal sensitivity are needed to provide insight into the interplay between automatic and controlled processing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329286/is-the-proportional-recovery-rule-applicable-to-the-lower-limb-after-a-first-ever-ischemic-stroke
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Janne M Veerbeek, Caroline Winters, Erwin E H van Wegen, Gert Kwakkel
OBJECTIVE: To investigate (a) the applicability of the proportional recovery rule of spontaneous neurobiological recovery to motor function of the paretic lower extremity (LE); and (b) the presence of fitters and non-fitters of this prognostic rule poststroke. When present, the clinical threshold for fitting nor non-fitting would be determined, as well as within-subject generalizability to the paretic upper extremity (UE). METHODS: Prospective cohort study in which the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA)-LE and FMA-UE were measured <72 hours and 6 months poststroke...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328318/efficient-continuous-wave-and-passively-q-switched-pulse-laser-operations-in-a-diffusion-bonded-sapphire-er-yb-yal3-bo3-4-sapphire-composite-crystal-around-1-55-%C3%AE-m
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Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Jianhua Huang, Xinghong Gong, Zundu Luo, Yidong Huang
A composite crystal consisting of a 1.5-mm-thick Er:Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal between two 1.2-mm-thick sapphire crystals was fabricated by the thermal diffusion bonding technique. Compared with a lone Er:Yb:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal measured under the identical experimental conditions, higher laser performances were demonstrated in the sapphire/Er:Yb:YAl3(BO3)4/sapphire composite crystal due to the reduction of the thermal effects. End-pumped by a 976 nm laser diode in a hemispherical cavity, a 1.55 μm continuous-wave laser with a maximum output power of 1...
January 8, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327485/right-left-propensity-of-cardiogenic-cerebral-embolism-in-standard-versus-bovine-aortic-arch-variant
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Menachem Gold, Mojdeh Khamesi, Mangaiyarkkarasi Sivakumar, Vijaya Natarajan, Hooman Motahari, Nicholas Caputo
INTRODUCTION: Left-hemispheric ischemic strokes are more frequent overall and often have a worse outcome than their right-hemispheric counterparts. We hypothesized that the right-left propensity of CE cerebral infarcts differs between patients with standard and bovine arch variants. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with acute stroke of the anterior circulation admitted to our primary stroke center between January 2011 and June 2017 who had moderate- to high-risk cardio-embolic sources according to the SSS-TOAST classification...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327014/design-of-biomimetic-substrates-for-long-term-maintenance-of-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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James C H Poon, Zhongfa Liao, Takaya Suzuki, Miranda M Carleton, John P Soleas, J Stewart Aitchison, Golnaz Karoubi, Alison P McGuigan, Thomas K Waddell
There is a need to establish in vitro lung alveolar epithelial culture models to better understand the fundamental biological mechanisms that drive lung diseases. While primary alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) are a useful option to study mature lung biology, they have limited utility in vitro. Cells that survive demonstrate limited proliferative capacity and loss of phenotype over the first 3-5 days in traditional culture conditions. To address this limitation, we generated a novel physiologically relevant cell culture system for enhanced viability and maintenance of phenotype...
January 12, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325939/liponeurocytoma-of-the-cerebello-pontine-angle
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Carmela Chiaramonte, Sylvain Rabaste, Timothee Jacquesson, David Meyronet, François Cotton, Emmanuel Jouanneau, Moncef Berhouma
Liponeurocytoma is a very rare tumor classified as grade II (neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors) according to 2016 WHO classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System. The median age is 50-years-old and the most frequent location is the posterior cranial fossa especially within the cerebellar hemispheres; those arising in the cerebellopontine angle are exceptional. We herein report the clinical, radiological and pathological characteristics of a cerebellopontine angle liponeurocytoma in a 35-year-old woman...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324756/associations-of-plasma-clusterin-and-alzheimer-s-disease-related-mri-markers-in-adults-at-mid-life-the-cardia-brain-mri-sub-study
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Thaddeus Haight, R Nick Bryan, Osorio Meirelles, Russell Tracy, Myriam Fornage, Melissa Richard, Ilya Nasrallah, Kristine Yaffe, David R Jacobs, Cora Lewis, Pamela Schreiner, Stephen Sidney, Christos Davatzikos, Lenore J Launer
BACKGROUND: Clinical and epidemiological studies of older persons have implicated clusterin in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. In the context of identifying early biomarkers of risk, we examined associations of plasma clusterin and characteristics of AD in middle-aged individuals from the community. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects were 639 cognitively normal individuals (mean age 50 ± 3.5) from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Brain MRI sub-study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324674/calcitriol-supplementation-causes-decreases-in-tumorigenic-proteins-and-different-proteomic-and-metabolomic-signatures-in-right-versus-left-sided-colon-cancer
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Monica M Schroll, Katelyn R Ludwig, Kerry M Bauer, Amanda B Hummon
Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem worldwide. In particular, it is an issue in the Northern Hemisphere where UVB radiation does not penetrate the atmosphere as readily. There is a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Furthermore, there is strong evidence that cancer of the ascending (right side) colon is different from cancer of the descending (left side) colon in terms of prognosis, tumor differentiation, and polyp type, as well as at the molecular level...
January 11, 2018: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324648/lspr-and-interferometric-sensor-modalities-combined-using-a-double-clad-optical-fiber
#18
Harald Ian Muri, Andon Bano, Dag Roar Hjelme
We report on characterization of an optical fiber-based multi-parameter sensor concept combining localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) signal and interferometric sensing using a double-clad optical fiber. The sensor consists of a micro-Fabry-Perot in the form of a hemispherical stimuli-responsive hydrogel with immobilized gold nanorods on the facet of a cleaved double-clad optical fiber. The swelling degree of the hydrogel is measured interferometrically using the single-mode inner core, while the LSPR signal is measured using the multi-mode inner cladding...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324085/hyperparasitism-of-an-avian-ectoparasitic-hippoboscid-fly-ornithomya-anchineuria-by-the-mite-myialges-cf-borealis-in-alberta-canada
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Cameron P Goater, Jayden Dyck, Heather Proctor, Kevin Floate
Hippoboscid flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) include species that are ectoparasites of birds in the Northern Hemisphere, but little is known regarding their taxonomy, parasites, avian host associations, or geographical distribution in North America. In late August of 2013 and 2014, we collected hippoboscid flies from live birds trapped in mist nets as part of a banding study in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in southeastern Alberta, Canada. A total of 113 birds comprising 9 species was examined in 2013. Of these, 18 individuals were infested with 1-3 Ornithomya anchineuria Speiser (n = 22 flies; prevalence = 15...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323046/non-concomitant-cortical-structural-and-functional-alterations-in-sensorimotor-areas-following-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Yu Pan, Wei-Bei Dou, Yue-Heng Wang, Hui-Wen Luo, Yun-Xiang Ge, Shu-Yu Yan, Quan Xu, Yuan-Yuan Tu, Yan-Qing Xiao, Qiong Wu, Zhuo-Zhao Zheng, Hong-Liang Zhao
Brain plasticity, including anatomical changes and functional reorganization, is the physiological basis of functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). The correlation between brain anatomical changes and functional reorganization after SCI is unclear. This study aimed to explore whether alterations of cortical structure and network function are concomitant in sensorimotor areas after incomplete SCI. Eighteen patients with incomplete SCI (mean age 40.94 ± 14.10 years old; male:female, 7:11) and 18 healthy subjects (37...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
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