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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921524/impact-loading-history-modulates-hip-fracture-load-and-location-a-finite-element-simulation-study-of-the-proximal-femur-in-female-athletes
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Shinya Abe, Nathaniel Narra, Riku Nikander, Jari Hyttinen, Reijo Kouhia, Harri Sievänen
Sideways falls impose high stress on the thin superolateral cortical bone of the femoral neck, the region regarded as a fracture-prone region of the hip. Exercise training is a natural mode of mechanical loading to make bone more robust. Exercise-induced adaptation of cortical bone along the femoral neck has been previously demonstrated. However, it is unknown whether this adaption modulates hip fracture behavior. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of specific exercise loading history on fall-induced hip fracture behavior by estimating fracture load and location with proximal femur finite element (FE) models created from magnetic resonance images (MRI) of 111 women with distinct exercise histories: 91 athletes (aged 24...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29876282/repairing-the-brain-with-physical-exercise-cortical-thickness-and-brain-volume-increases-in-long-term-pediatric-brain-tumor-survivors-in-response-to-a-structured-exercise-intervention
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Kamila U Szulc-Lerch, Brian W Timmons, Eric Bouffet, Suzanne Laughlin, Cynthia B de Medeiros, Jovanka Skocic, Jason P Lerch, Donald J Mabbott
There is growing evidence that exercise induced experience dependent plasticity may foster structural and functional recovery following brain injury. We examined the efficacy of exercise training for neural and cognitive recovery in long-term pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with radiation. We conducted a controlled clinical trial with crossover of exercise training (vs. no training) in a volunteer sample of 28 children treated with cranial radiation for brain tumors (mean age = 11.5 yrs.; mean time since diagnosis = 5...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29876271/regional-microstructural-organization-of-the-cerebral-cortex-is-affected-by-preterm-birth
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Marine Bouyssi-Kobar, Marie Brossard-Racine, Marni Jacobs, Jonathan Murnick, Taeun Chang, Catherine Limperopoulos
Objectives: To compare regional cerebral cortical microstructural organization between preterm infants at term-equivalent age (TEA) and healthy full-term newborns, and to examine the impact of clinical risk factors on cerebral cortical micro-organization in the preterm cohort. Study design: We prospectively enrolled very preterm infants (gestational age (GA) at birth<32 weeks; birthweight<1500 g) and healthy full-term controls. Using non-invasive 3T diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics, we quantified regional micro-organization in ten cerebral cortical areas: medial/dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior/posterior cingulate cortex, insula, posterior parietal cortex, motor/somatosensory/auditory/visual cortex...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750986/associations-of-functional-connectivity-and-walking-performance-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Rachel E Bollaert, Kyle Poe, Elizabeth A Hubbard, Robert W Motl, Lara A Pilutti, Curtis L Johnson, Bradley P Sutton
BACKGROUND: Persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) often demonstrate impaired walking performance, and neuroimaging methods such as resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) may support a link between central nervous system damage and disruptions in walking. OBJECTIVES: This study examined associations between RSFC in cortical networks and walking performance in persons with MS. METHODS: 29 persons with MS underwent 3-T brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and we computed RSFC among 68 Gy matter regions of interest in the brain...
May 8, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745374/lesion-volume-estimation-from-tbi-mri
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O V Sanjay Sarma, Martha Betancur, Ramana Pidaparti, L Karumbaiah
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major problem affecting millions of people around the world every year. Usually, TBI results from any direct or indirect physical impact, sudden jerks, or blunt impacts to the head, leading to damage to the brain. Current research in TBI is focused on analyzing the biological and behavioral states of patients prone to such injuries. This paper presents a technique applied on MRI images in estimation of lesion volumes in brain tissues of traumatic brain-injured laboratory rats that were subjected to controlled cortical impacts...
2018: Progress in advanced computing and intelligent engineering: proceedings of ICACIE 2016
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648973/male-and-female-mice-exhibit-divergent-responses-of-the-cortical-vasculature-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Amandine Jullienne, Arjang Salehi, Bethann Affeldt, Mohsen Baghchechi, Elizabeth Haddad, Angela Avitua, Mark Walsworth, Isabelle Enjalric, Mary Hamer, Sonali Bhakta, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang, William J Pearce, André Obenaus
We previously reported that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) alter the cerebrovasculature near the injury site in rats, followed by revascularization over a 2-week period. Here, we tested our hypothesis that male and female adult mice have differential cerebrovascular responses following a moderate controlled cortical impact (CCI). Using in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a new technique called vessel painting, and immunohistochemistry, we found no differences between males and females in lesion volume, neurodegeneration, blood-brain barrier (BBB) alteration, and microglia activation...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611255/translational-validity-of-pasat-and-the-effect-of-fatigue-and-mood-in-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-ms-a-functional-mri-study
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Dessislava Iancheva, Anastasiya G Trenova, Kiril Terziyski, Sevdalina Kandilarova, Stefka Mantarova
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) is used for assessment of information processing speed, attention, and working memory, which are the most frequently affected cognitive domains in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, and may be significantly affected by fatigue. However, the effect of fatigue and mood on the PASAT performance in MS patients translationally validated by fMRI has not been studied yet. The aim of this study is to investigate the translational validity of the PASAT, using fMRI during a paced visual serial addition test (PVSAT) paradigm in patients with relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) and to assess the impact of fatigue and mood on test performance...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594394/cingulate-abnormalities-in-bipolar-disorder-relate-to-gender-and-outcome-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Giuseppe Delvecchio, Valentina Ciappolino, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Mirella Ruggeri, A Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla
Structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies reported gray matter (GM) loss in bipolar disorder (BD) in cingulate cortices, key regions subserving emotional regulation and cognitive functions in humans. The aim of this study was to further explore cingulate GM volumes in a sizeable group of BD patients with respect to healthy controls, particularly investigating the impact of gender and clinical variables. 39 BD patients (mean Age = 48.6 ± 9.7, 15 males and 24 females) and 39 demographically matched healthy subjects (mean Age = 47...
March 28, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544192/adult-brain-volume-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-impact-of-paediatric-onset
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G Fenu, L Lorefice, L Loi, V Sechi, F Contu, G Coghe, J Frau, G Spinicci, M A Barracciu, M G Marrosu, E Cocco
BACKGROUND: Paediatric onset multiple sclerosis (POMS) is associated with reduced brain and deep grey matter volume in comparison with that in healthy controls and individuals with adult onset multiple sclerosis (AOMS). The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of POMS on adult brain volume with adjustment for other parameters, such as disease duration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 20 POMS and 40 AOMS patients and 20 healthy controls matched for age and sex...
April 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529995/dissecting-the-pathobiology-of-altered-mri-signal-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-post-mortem-whole-brain-sampling-strategy-for-the-integration-of-ultra-high-field-mri-and-quantitative-neuropathology
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Menuka Pallebage-Gamarallage, Sean Foxley, Ricarda A L Menke, Istvan N Huszar, Mark Jenkinson, Benjamin C Tendler, Chaoyue Wang, Saad Jbabdi, Martin R Turner, Karla L Miller, Olaf Ansorge
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a clinically and histopathologically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder, in which therapy is hindered by the rapid progression of disease and lack of biomarkers. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has demonstrated its potential for detecting the pathological signature and tracking disease progression in ALS. However, the microstructural and molecular pathological substrate is poorly understood and generally defined histologically...
March 13, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432490/differential-microstructural-alterations-in-rat-cerebral-cortex-in-a-model-of-chronic-mild-stress-depression
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Ahmad Raza Khan, Christopher D Kroenke, Ove Wiborg, Andrey Chuhutin, Jens R Nyengaard, Brian Hansen, Sune Nørhøj Jespersen
Chronic mild stress leads to depression in many cases and is linked to several debilitating diseases including mental disorders. Recently, neuronal tracing techniques, stereology, and immunohistochemistry have revealed persistent and significant microstructural alterations in the hippocampus, hypothalamus, prefrontal cortex, and amygdala, which form an interconnected system known as the stress circuit. Most studies have focused only on this circuit, however, some studies indicate that manipulation of sensory and motor systems may impact genesis and therapy of mood disorders and therefore these areas should not be neglected in the study of brain microstructure alterations in response to stress and depression...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408607/functional-mri-in-prenatally-opioid-exposed-children-during-a-working-memory-selective-attention-task
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Eivind Sirnes, Silja T Griffiths, Stein Magnus Aukland, Geir Egil Eide, Irene B Elgen, Hilde Gundersen
BACKGROUND: Opioid induced cerebral changes may contribute to neuropsychological difficulties, like attention problems, frequently reported in prenatally opioid-exposed children. Reduced regional brain volumes have been shown after prenatal opioid exposure, but no study to date has explored the possible impact of prenatal opioids on brain activation patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based sample of prenatally opioid-exposed school-aged children (n = 11) and unexposed controls (n = 12) underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during a combined working memory-selective attention task...
March 2018: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398181/utility-of-additional-dedicated-high-resolution-3t-mri-in-children-with-medically-refractory-focal-epilepsy
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Raheel Ahmed, Luc Rubinger, Cristina Go, James M Drake, James T Rutka, O Carter Snead, Elysa Widjaja
PURPOSE: In patients with medically refractory epilepsy and normal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), high-resolution dedicated MRI may identify cryptic lesions. The aim of this study was to assess improvement in lesion detection and its impact on clinical management, using additional high-resolution dedicated 3T MRI in children with medically refractory epilepsy who had normal 3T epilepsy protocol MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children who had resective epilepsy surgery and suspected focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) or normal 3T epilepsy protocol MRI were included...
February 2, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367598/cerebral-perfusion-insufficiency-and-relationships-with-cognitive-deficits-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-multiparametric-neuroimaging-study
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Chi-Wei Huang, Shih-Wei Hsu, Ya-Ting Chang, Shu-Hua Huang, Yung-Cheng Huang, Chen-Chang Lee, Wen-Neng Chang, Chun-Chung Lui, Na-Ching Chen, Chiung-Chih Chang
Micro- or macro-circulatory insufficiency has a negative impact in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study used arterial spin-labeled magnetic resonance imaging (ASL-MRI) and ethylcysteinate dimer single-photon emission computed tomography (ECD-SPECT) in 50 patients with AD and 30 age-matched controls to investigate how hypoperfusion patterns were associated with gray matter atrophy and clinical data. All participants completed 3DT1-MRI, ECD-SPECT and ASL-MRI examinations. Medial temporal cortex (MTC) volumes were correlated with regional signals showing significantly lower relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in ASL-MRI or perfusion index (PI) in ECD-SPECT...
January 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360944/migraine-with-visual-aura-associated-with-thicker-visual-cortex
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David Gaist, Anders Hougaard, Ellen Garde, Nina Linde Reislev, Rikke Wiwie, Pernille Iversen, Camilla Gøbel Madsen, Morten Blaabjerg, Helle Hvilsted Nielsen, Thomas Krøigård, Kamilla Østergaard, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Jacob Hjelmborg, Kristoffer Madsen, Hartwig Roman Siebner, Messoud Ashina
Until recent years it was believed that migraine with aura was a disorder causing intermittent neurological symptoms, with no impact on brain structure. However, recent MRI studies have reported increased cortical thickness of visual and somatosensory areas in patients with migraine with aura, suggesting that such structural alterations were either due to increased neuronal density in the areas involved, or a result of multiple episodes of cortical spreading depression as part of aura attacks. Subsequent studies have yielded conflicting results, possibly due to methodological reasons, e...
January 18, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325997/reduced-cortical-oxygenation-predicts-a-progressive-decline-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Menno Pruijm, Bastien Milani, Edward Pivin, Agata Podhajska, Bruno Vogt, Matthias Stuber, Michel Burnier
Renal tissue hypoxia is a final pathway in the development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but whether renal oxygenation predicts renal function decline in humans has not been proven. Therefore, we performed a prospective study and measured renal tissue oxygenation by blood oxygenation level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI) in 112 patients with CKD, 47 with hypertension without CKD, and 24 healthy control individuals. Images were analyzed with the twelve-layer concentric objects method that divided the renal parenchyma in 12 layers of equal thickness and reports the mean R2* value of each layer (a high R2* corresponds to low oxygenation), along with the change in R2* between layers called the R2* slope...
April 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242123/ensemble-of-random-forests-one-vs-rest-classifiers-for-mci-and-ad-prediction-using-anova-cortical-and-subcortical-feature-selection-and-partial-least-squares
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J Ramírez, J M Górriz, A Ortiz, F J Martínez-Murcia, F Segovia, D Salas-Gonzalez, D Castillo-Barnes, I A Illán, C G Puntonet
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly and affects approximately 30 million individuals worldwide. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is very frequently a prodromal phase of AD, and existing studies have suggested that people with MCI tend to progress to AD at a rate of about 10-15% per year. However, the ability of clinicians and machine learning systems to predict AD based on MRI biomarkers at an early stage is still a challenging problem that can have a great impact in improving treatments...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128164/grey-matter-volume-loss-is-associated-with-specific-clinical-motor-signs-in-huntington-s-disease
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Emma M Coppen, Milou Jacobs, Annette A van den Berg-Huysmans, Jeroen van der Grond, Raymund A C Roos
BACKGROUND: Motor disturbances are clinical hallmarks of Huntington's disease (HD) and involve chorea, dystonia, hypokinesia and visuomotor dysfunction. Investigating the association between specific motor signs and different regional volumes is important to understand the heterogeneity of HD. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the motor phenotype of HD and associations with subcortical and cortical grey matter volume loss. METHODS: Structural T1-weighted MRI scans of 79 HD patients and 30 healthy controls were used to calculate volumes of seven subcortical structures including the nucleus accumbens, hippocampus, thalamus, caudate nucleus, putamen, pallidum and amygdala...
January 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126888/single-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-produces-progressive-pathology-with-ongoing-contralateral-white-matter-damage-one-year-after-injury
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Francesca Pischiutta, Edoardo Micotti, Jennifer R Hay, Ines Marongiu, Eliana Sammali, Daniele Tolomeo, Gloria Vegliante, Nino Stocchetti, Gianluigi Forloni, Maria-Grazia De Simoni, William Stewart, Elisa R Zanier
There is increasing recognition that traumatic brain injury (TBI) may initiate long-term neurodegenerative processes, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy. However, insight into the mechanisms transforming an initial biomechanical injury into a neurodegenerative process remain elusive, partly as a consequence of the paucity of informative pre-clinical models. This study shows the functional, whole brain imaging and neuropathological consequences at up to one year survival from single severe TBI by controlled cortical impact in mice...
February 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111113/understanding-the-relationship-between-brain-and-upper-limb-function-in-children-with-unilateral-motor-impairments-a-multimodal-approach
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Maya Weinstein, Dido Green, Julian Rudisch, Ingar M Zielinski, Marta Benthem-Muñiz, Marijtje L A Jongsma, Verity McClelland, Bert Steenbergen, Shelly Shiran, Dafna Ben Bashat, Gareth J Barker
Atypical brain development and early brain injury have profound and long lasting impact on the development, skill acquisition, and subsequent independence of a child. Heterogeneity is present at the brain level and at the motor level; particularly with respect to phenomena of bilateral activation and mirrored movements (MMs). In this multiple case study we consider the feasibility of using several modalities to explore the relationship between brain structure and/or activity and hand function: Electroencephalography (EEG), both structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (sMRI, fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Electromyography (EMG) and hand function assessments...
January 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
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