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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803512/heterogeneous-pathological-processes-account-for-thalamic-degeneration-in-multiple-sclerosis-insights-from-7%C3%A2-t-imaging
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Céline Louapre, Sindhuja T Govindarajan, Costanza Giannì, Nancy Madigan, Jacob A Sloane, Constantina A Treaba, Elena Herranz, Revere P Kinkel, Caterina Mainero
BACKGROUND: Thalamic degeneration impacts multiple sclerosis (MS) prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate heterogeneous thalamic pathology, its correlation with white matter (WM), cortical lesions and thickness, and as function of distance from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS: In 41 MS subjects and 17 controls, using 3 and 7 T imaging, we tested for (1) differences in thalamic volume and quantitative T2* (q-T2*) (2) globally and (3) within concentric bands originating from the CSF/thalamus interface; (4) the relation between thalamic, cortical, and WM metrics; and (5) the contribution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) metrics to clinical scores...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756744/personalized-bilateral-whole-body-somatosensory-cortex-stimulation-to-relieve-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Andrea Cancelli, Carlo Cottone, Alessandro Giordani, Simone Migliore, Domenico Lupoi, Camillo Porcaro, Massimiliano Mirabella, Paolo Maria Rossini, Maria Maddalena Filippi, Franca Tecchio
BACKGROUND: The patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) often consider fatigue the most debilitating symptom they experience, but conventional medicine currently offers poorly efficacious therapies. OBJECTIVE: We executed a replication study of an innovative approach for relieving MS fatigue. METHODS: According to the sample size estimate, we recruited 10 fatigued MS patients who received 5-day transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a randomized, double-blind, Sham-controlled, crossover study, with modified Fatigue Impact Scale (mFIS) score reduction at the end of the treatment as primary outcome...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752800/can-resistance-training-impact-mri-outcomes-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Tue Kjølhede, Susanne Siemonsen, Damian Wenzel, Jan-Patrick Stellmann, Steffen Ringgaard, Bodil Ginnerup Pedersen, Egon Stenager, Thor Petersen, Kristian Vissing, Christoph Heesen, Ulrik Dalgas
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by accelerated brain atrophy, which relates to disease progression. Previous research shows that progressive resistance training (PRT) can counteract brain atrophy in other populations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of PRT by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and clinical measures of disease progression in people with MS. METHODS: This study was a 24-week randomised controlled cross-over trial, including a Training ( n = 18, 24 weeks of PRT followed by self-guided physical activity) and Waitlist group ( n = 17, 24 weeks of habitual lifestyle followed by PRT)...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732352/cerebral-blood-flow-changes-in-remitted-early-and-late-onset-depression-patients
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Wenxiang Liao, Ze Wang, Xiangrong Zhang, Hao Shu, Zan Wang, Duan Liu, Zhijun Zhang
Abnormal cerebral blood flow (CBF) is reportedly associated with major depressive disorder (MDD). We have investigated CBF changes in early-onset depression (EOD) and late-onset depression (LOD), and their impact on cognitive function. Thirty-two remitted EOD patients, 32 remitted LOD patients, and 43 age-matched healthy controls were recruited, and the pulsed arterial spin labeling data were scanned under 3.0T MRI and processed through voxel-by-voxel statistical analysis. Compared to healthy controls, LOD patients had decreased normalized CBF in the bilateral precuneus, cuneus, right fronto-cingulate-striatal areas, and right temporal, occipital and parietal lobes, but increased normalized CBF in the left frontal and temporal cortices and the cingulate gyrus...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672179/the-relevance-of-feature-selection-methods-to-the-classification-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-based-on-volumetric-measures
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Lucas R Trambaiolli, Claudinei E Biazoli, Joana B Balardin, Marcelo Q Hoexter, João R Sato
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance images (MRI) show detectable anatomical and functional differences between individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and healthy subjects. Moreover, machine learning techniques have been proposed as tools to identify potential biomarkers and, ultimately, to support clinical diagnosis. However, few studies to date have investigated feature selection (FS) influences in OCD MRI-based classification. METHODS: Volumes of cortical and subcortical structures, from MRI data of 38 OCD patients (split into two groups according symptoms severity) and 36 controls, were submitted to seven feature selection algorithms...
November 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656347/neural-correlates-of-verbal-memory-in-youth-with-heavy-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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Lauren A Gross, Eileen M Moore, Jeffrey R Wozniak, Claire D Coles, Julie A Kable, Elizabeth R Sowell, Kenneth L Jones, Edward P Riley, Sarah N Mattson
Prenatal alcohol exposure can impact both brain development and neurobehavioral function, including verbal learning and recall, although the relation between verbal recall and brain structure in this population has not been examined fully. We aimed to determine the structural neural correlates of verbal learning and recall in youth with histories of heavy prenatal alcohol exposure using a region of interest (ROI) approach. As part of an ongoing multisite project, subjects (age 10-16 years) with prenatal alcohol exposure (AE, n = 81) and controls (CON, n = 81) were tested using the CVLT-C and measures of cortical volume, surface area, and thickness as well as hippocampal volume were derived from MRI...
June 27, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634048/activation-volume-vs-bold-signal-change-as-measures-of-fmri-activation-its-impact-on-gaba-fmri-activation-correlation
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Pallab K Bhattacharyya, Micheal D Phillips, Lael A Stone, Mark J Lowe
PURPOSE: To explore the relative robustness of functional MRI (fMRI) activation volume and blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal change as fMRI metric, and to study the effect of relative robustness on the correlation between fMRI activation and cortical gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in healthy controls and patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: fMRI data were acquired from healthy controls and patients with MS, with the subjects peforming self paced bilateral finger tapping in block design...
June 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627714/migraine-subclassification-via-a-data-driven-automated-approach-using-multimodality-factor-mixture-modeling-of-brain-structure-measurements
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Todd J Schwedt, Bing Si, Jing Li, Teresa Wu, Catherine D Chong
BACKGROUND: The current subclassification of migraine is according to headache frequency and aura status. The variability in migraine symptoms, disease course, and response to treatment suggest the presence of additional heterogeneity or subclasses within migraine. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to subclassify migraine via a data-driven approach, identifying latent factors by jointly exploiting multiple sets of brain structural features obtained via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
July 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572060/multifocal-tdcs-targeting-the-resting-state-motor-network-increases-cortical-excitability-beyond-traditional-tdcs-targeting-unilateral-motor-cortex
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D B Fischer, P J Fried, G Ruffini, O Ripolles, R Salvador, J Banus, W T Ketchabaw, E Santarnecchi, A Pascual-Leone, M D Fox
Scientists and clinicians have traditionally targeted single brain regions with stimulation to modulate brain function and disease. However, brain regions do not operate in isolation, but interact with other regions through networks. As such, stimulation of one region may impact and be impacted by other regions in its network. Here we test whether the effects of brain stimulation can be enhanced by simultaneously targeting a region and its network, identified with resting state functional connectivity MRI. Fifteen healthy participants received two types of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): a traditional two-electrode montage targeting a single brain region (left primary motor cortex [M1]) and a novel eight-electrode montage targeting this region and its associated resting state network...
May 29, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499842/establishing-the-ferret-as-a-gyrencephalic-animal-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury-optimization-of-controlled-cortical-impact-procedures
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Susan C Schwerin, Elizabeth B Hutchinson, Kryslaine L Radomski, Kapinga P Ngalula, Carlo M Pierpaoli, Sharon L Juliano
BACKGROUND: Although rodent TBI studies provide valuable information regarding the effects of injury and recovery, an animal model with neuroanatomical characteristics closer to humans may provide a more meaningful basis for clinical translation. The ferret has a high white/gray matter ratio, gyrencephalic neocortex, and ventral hippocampal location. Furthermore, ferrets are amenable to behavioral training, have a body size compatible with pre-clinical MRI, and are cost-effective. NEW METHODS: We optimized the surgical procedure for controlled cortical impact (CCI) using 9 adult male ferrets...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455264/using-functional-and-molecular-mri-techniques-to-detect-neuroinflammation-and-neuroprotection-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Wenzhu Wang, Hong Zhang, Doon-Hoon Lee, Jintao Yu, Tian Cheng, Michael Hong, Shanshan Jiang, Heng Fan, Xi Huang, Jinyuan Zhou, Jian Wang
This study was designed to investigate whether functional and molecular MRI techniques are sensitive biomarkers for assessment of neuroinflammation and drug efficacy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. We subjected rats to a controlled cortical impact model and used behavioral tests, histology, and immunofluorescence to assess whether flavonoid pinocembrin provides cerebral protection and improves functional recovery. Most importantly, we used multiple noninvasive structural, functional, and molecular MRI techniques to examine whether the pinocembrin-related neuroprotection and attenuation of neuroinflammation can be detected in vivo...
April 26, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427472/optimising-conservative-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Katherine J Simson, Clint T Miller, Jon Ford, Andrew Hahne, Luana Main, Timo Rantalainen, Wei-Peng Teo, Megan Teychenne, David Connell, Guy Trudel, Guoyan Zheng, Gary Thickbroom, Daniel L Belavy
BACKGROUND: Lower back pain is a global health issue affecting approximately 80% of people at some stage in their life. The current literature suggests that any exercise is beneficial for reducing back pain. However, as pain is a subjective evaluation and physical deficits are evident in low back pain, using it as the sole outcome measure to evaluate superiority of an exercise protocol for low back pain treatment is insufficient. The overarching goal of the current clinical trial is to implement two common, conservative intervention approaches and examine their impact on deficits in chronic low back pain...
April 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351446/on-the-relationship-between-head-circumference-brain-size-prenatal-long-chain-pufa-5-methyltetrahydrofolate-supplementation-and-cognitive-abilities-during-childhood
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Andrés Catena, Cristina Martínez-Zaldívar, Carolina Diaz-Piedra, Francisco J Torres-Espínola, Pilar Brandi, Miguel Pérez-García, Tamás Decsi, Berthold Koletzko, Cristina Campoy
Head circumference in infants has been reported to predict brain size, total grey matter volume (GMV) and neurocognitive development. However, it is unknown whether it has predictive value on regional and subcortical brain volumes. We aimed to explore the relationship between several head circumference measurements since birth and distributions of GMV and subcortical volumes at later childhood. We examined seventy-four, Caucasian, singleton, term-born infants born to mothers randomised to receive fish oil and/or 5-methyltetrahydrofolate or placebo prenatal supplementation...
March 29, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273767/impairment-of-social-cognition-in-multiple-sclerosis-amygdala-atrophy-is-the-main-predictor
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Sonia Batista, Otília C d'Almeida, Ana Afonso, Sandra Freitas, Carmo Macário, Lívia Sousa, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Isabel Santana, Luís Cunha
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) frequently reveal social behavior disturbance. Nevertheless, little is known regarding the impact of MS on social cognition, particularly theory of mind (ToM), and its neural basis. OBJECTIVES: To explore how ToM is affected in MS and its neural correlates. METHODS: Enrolled 60 consecutive MS patients and 60 healthy controls (HC) matched on age, sex, and education. Participants underwent ToM testing (Eyes Test, Videos Test) and 3 T brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
September 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272153/brain-gray-matter-mri-morphometry-for-neuroprognostication-after-cardiac-arrest
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Stein Silva, Patrice Peran, Lionel Kerhuel, Briguita Malagurski, Nicolas Chauveau, Benoit Bataille, Jean Albert Lotterie, Pierre Celsis, Florent Aubry, Giuseppe Citerio, Betty Jean, Russel Chabanne, Vincent Perlbarg, Lionel Velly, Damien Galanaud, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Olivier Fourcade, Steven Laureys, Louis Puybasset
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that the combined use of MRI cortical thickness measurement and subcortical gray matter volumetry could provide an early and accurate in vivo assessment of the structural impact of cardiac arrest and therefore could be used for long-term neuroprognostication in this setting. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Five Intensive Critical Care Units affiliated to the University in Toulouse (France), Paris (France), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Liège (Belgium), and Monza (Italy)...
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228060/resuscitation-with-lyophilized-plasma-is-safe-and-improves-neurological-recovery-in-a-long-term-survival-model-of-swine-subjected-to-traumatic-brain-injury-hemorrhagic-shock-and-polytrauma
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Patrick E Georgoff, Vahagn C Nikolian, Ihab Halaweish, Kiril Chtraklin, Peter J Bruhn, Hassan Eidy, Monica Rasmussen, Yongqing Li, Ashok Srinivasan, Hasan B Alam
We have shown previously that fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and lyophilized plasma (LP) decrease brain lesion size and improve neurological recovery in a swine model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS). In this study, we examine whether these findings can be validated in a clinically relevant model of severe TBI, HS, and polytrauma. Female Yorkshire swine were subjected to TBI (controlled cortical impact), hemorrhage (40% volume), grade III liver and splenic injuries, rib fracture, and rectus abdominis crush...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217290/neuroprotective-effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-a-juvenile-rat-model-of-repetitive-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Lei Huang, Andre Obenaus, Mary Hamer, John H Zhang
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI) is an important medical concern for adolescent athletes that can lead to long-term disabilities. Multiple mild injuries may exacerbate tissue damage resulting in cumulative brain injury and poor functional recovery. In the present study, we investigated the increased brain vulnerability to rmTBI and the effect of hyperbaric oxygen treatment using a juvenile rat model of rmTBI. Two episodes of mild cortical controlled impact (3 days apart) were induced in juvenile rats...
October 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179221/frontostriatal-and-behavioral-adaptations-to-daily-sugar-sweetened-beverage-intake-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kyle S Burger
Background: Current obesity theories suggest that the repeated intake of highly palatable high-sugar foods causes adaptions in the striatum, parietal lobe, and prefrontal and visual cortices in the brain that may serve to perpetuate consumption in a feed-forward manner. However, the data for humans are cross-sectional and observational, leaving little ability to determine the temporal precedence of repeated consumption on brain response.Objective: We tested the impact of regular sugar-sweetened beverage intake on brain and behavioral responses to beverage stimuli...
March 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128026/amide-proton-transfer-weighted-mri-detection-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Hong Zhang, Wenzhu Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Yi Zhang, Hye-Young Heo, Xianlong Wang, Yun Peng, Jian Wang, Jinyuan Zhou
The purpose of this study was to explore the capability and uniqueness of amide proton transfer-weighted (APTw) imaging in the detection of primary and secondary injury after controlled cortical impact (CCI)-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. Eleven adult rats had craniotomy plus CCI surgery under isoflurane anesthesia. Multi-parameter MRI data were acquired at 4.7 T, at eight time points (1, 6 h, and 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, and 28 days after TBI). At one and six hours post-injury, average APTw signal intensities decreased significantly in the impacted and peri-lesional areas due to tissue acidosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087280/increased-homocysteine-levels-impair-reference-memory-and-reduce-cortical-levels-of-acetylcholine-in-a-mouse-model-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Kevin Dam, Martina Füchtemeier, Tracy D Farr, Philipp Boehm-Sturm, Marco Foddis, Ulrich Dirnagl, Olga Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Nafisa M Jadavji
Folates are B-vitamins that are vital for normal brain function. Deficiencies in folates either genetic (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, MTHFR) or dietary intake of folic acid result in elevated levels of homocysteine. Clinical studies have shown that elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) may be associated with the development of dementia, however this link remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of increased Hcy levels on a mouse model of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) produced by chronic hypoperfusion...
March 15, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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