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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793062/functional-mri-of-brain-physiology-in-aging-and-neurodegenerative-diseases
#1
J Jean Chen
Brain aging and associated neurodegeneration constitute a major societal challenge as well as one for the neuroimaging community. A full understanding of the physiological mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration still eludes medical researchers, fuelling the development of in vivo neuroimaging markers. Hence it is increasingly recognized that our understanding of neurodegenerative processes likely will depend upon the available information provided by imaging techniques. At the same time, the imaging techniques are often developed in response to the desire to observe certain physiological processes...
May 21, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793061/microstructural-imaging-of-the-human-brain-with-a-super-scanner-10-key-advantages-of-ultra-strong-gradients-for-diffusion-mri
#2
D K Jones, D C Alexander, R Bowtell, M Cercignani, F Dell'Acqua, D J McHugh, K L Miller, M Palombo, G J M Parker, U S Rudrapatna, C M W Tax
The key component of a microstructural diffusion MRI 'super-scanner' is a dedicated high-strength gradient system that enables stronger diffusion weightings per unit time compared to conventional gradient designs. This can, in turn, drastically shorten the time needed for diffusion encoding, increase the signal-to-noise ratio, and facilitate measurements at shorter diffusion times. This review, written from the perspective of the National Facility for In Vivo MR Imaging of Human Tissue Microstructure, an initiative to establish a shared 300 mT/m-gradient facility amongst the microstructural imaging community, describes ten advantages of ultra-strong gradients for microstructural imaging...
May 21, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793060/a-computational-framework-for-the-detection-of-subcortical-brain-dysmaturation-in-neonatal-mri-using-3d-convolutional-neural-networks
#3
Rafael Ceschin, Alexandria Zahner, William Reynolds, Jenna Gaesser, Giulio Zuccoli, Cecilia W Lo, Vanathi Gopalakrishnan, Ashok Panigrahy
Deep neural networks are increasingly being used in both supervised learning for classification tasks and unsupervised learning to derive complex patterns from the input data. However, the successful implementation of deep neural networks using neuroimaging datasets requires adequate sample size for training and well-defined signal intensity based structural differentiation. There is a lack of effective automated diagnostic tools for the reliable detection of brain dysmaturation in the neonatal period, related to small sample size and complex undifferentiated brain structures, despite both translational research and clinical importance...
May 21, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792727/added-value-of-including-entire-brain-on-body-imaging-with-fdg-pet-mri
#4
Ana M Franceschi, Robert Matthews, Lev Bangiyev, Nand Relan, Ammar Chaudhry, Dinko Franceschi
OBJECTIVE: FDG PET/MRI examination of the body is routinely performed from the skull base to the mid thigh. Many types of brain abnormalities potentially could be detected on PET/MRI if the head was included. The objective of this study was therefore to identify and characterize brain findings incidentally detected on PET/MRI of the body with the head included. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 269 patients with FDG PET/MRI whole-body scans that included the head...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791914/atlas-independent-electrophysiological-mapping-of-the-optimal-locus-of-subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-for-the-motor-symptoms-of-parkinson-disease
#5
Erin C Conrad, James M Mossner, Kelvin L Chou, Parag G Patil
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) improves motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD). However, motor outcomes can be variable, perhaps due to inconsistent positioning of the active contact relative to an unknown optimal locus of stimulation. Here, we determine the optimal locus of STN stimulation in a geometrically unconstrained, mathematically precise, and atlas-independent manner, using Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor outcomes and an electrophysiological neuronal stimulation model...
May 23, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791867/longitudinal-assessment-of-chemotherapy-induced-changes-in-brain-and-cognitive-functioning-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mingmei Li, Karen Caeyenberghs
In addition to the burden of a life-threatening diagnosis, cancer patients are struggling with adverse side-effects from cancer treatment. Chemotherapy has been linked to an array of cognitive impairments and alterations in brain structure and function ("chemobrain"). In this review, we summarized the existing evidence that evaluate the changes in cognitive functioning and brain with chemotherapy, as assessed using structural and functional MRI-based techniques in a longitudinal design. This review followed the latest PRISMA guidelines using Embase, Medline, PsychINFO, Scopus, and Web of Science databases with date restrictions from 2012-2017...
May 20, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790820/towards-quantitative-18f-fdg-pet-mri-of-the-brain-automated-mr-driven-calculation-of-an-image-derived-input-function-for-the-non-invasive-determination-of-cerebral-glucose-metabolic-rates
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Lalith Ks Sundar, Otto Muzik, Lucas Rischka, Andreas Hahn, Ivo Rausch, Rupert Lanzenberger, Marius Hienert, Eva-Maria Klebermass, Frank-Günther Füchsel, Marcus Hacker, Magdalena Pilz, Ekaterina Pataraia, Tatjana Traub-Weidinger, Thomas Beyer
Absolute quantification of PET brain imaging requires the measurement of an arterial input function (AIF), typically obtained invasively via an arterial cannulation. We present an approach to automatically calculate an image-derived input function (IDIF) and cerebral metabolic rates of glucose (CMRGlc) from the [18F]FDG PET data using an integrated PET/MRI system. Ten healthy controls underwent test-retest dynamic [18F]FDG-PET/MRI examinations. The imaging protocol consisted of a 60-min PET list-mode acquisition together with a time-of-flight MR angiography scan for segmenting the carotid arteries and intermittent MR navigators to monitor subject movement...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790420/olfactory-training-in-posttraumatic-smell-impairment-mild-improvement-in-threshold-performances-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Cristobal Langdon, Eduardo Lehrer, Sara Laxe, Isam Alobid, Llorenç Quinto, Joan Berenguer, Franklin Mariño, Montserrat Bernabeu, Concepcio Marin, Joaquim Mullol
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be associated with partial or total smell loss. Recent studies have suggested that olfactory outcome can be positively modulated after olfactory training (OT). This study's aim was to investigate OT's potential role in smell recovery after TBI-induced olfactory loss. A prospective, randomized, and controlled study was developed. Patients with TBI-induced olfactory dysfunction (N = 42) were randomized into an experimental group with OT and a control group without (nOT). OT was performed twice daily with a 6-odor training set during 12 weeks...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790314/superselective-intraarterial-cerebral-infusion-of-cetuximab-with-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-combined-with-stupp-protocol-for-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma
#9
Kay O Kulason, Julia R Schneider, Shamik Chakraborty, Christopher G Filippi, Bidyut Pramanik, Tamika Wong, Sherese Fralin, Karissa Tan, Ashley Ray, Rachel A Alter, Rafael Ortiz, Alexis Demopoulos, David J Langer, John A Boockvar
We describe the first case of a novel treatment for a newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) using superselective intraarterial cerebral infusion (SIACI) of cetuximab after osmotic disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) with mannitol. A 51year-old female underwent craniotomy for removal of a right frontal GBM. Pathology confirmed EGFR amplification, and she underwent three treatments of SIACI of cetuximab to the tumor site. The first treatment was given within a week of starting standard of care chemoradiation (Stupp protocol), which is a combination of radiation treatment (2 Gy per/ day x 30 days, total of 60 Gy) and oral temozolomide (75 mg/m2 )...
May 2018: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789966/beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome-and-nervous-system-involvement
#10
REVIEW
Uğur Uygunoğlu, Aksel Siva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although Behçet's syndrome (BS) is classified as a rare disease in European countries and the USA, its neurologic involvement "neuro-Behçet's syndrome (NBS)" is commonly included in the differential diagnosis of many inflammatory and vascular central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Clinical and neuroimaging findings support two major forms of NBS: parenchymal NBS (p-NBS) and an extra-parenchymal form that presents with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)...
May 23, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789947/relationship-between-brain-function-aeeg-and-brain-structure-mri-and-their-predictive-value-for-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-preterm-infants
#11
Britta Hüning, Tobias Storbeck, Nora Bruns, Frauke Dransfeld, Julia Hobrecht, Julia Karpienski, Selma Sirin, Bernd Schweiger, Christel Weiss, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Hanna Müller
To improve the prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm infants, this study used the combination of amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) within the first 72 h of life and cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at term equivalent age. A single-center cohort of 38 infants born before 32 weeks of gestation was subjected to both investigations. Structural measurements were performed on MRI. Multiple regression analysis was used to identify independent factors including functional and structural brain measurements associated with outcome at a corrected age of 24 months...
May 22, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789605/neuromodulation-of-sensory-networks-in-monkey-brain-by-focused-ultrasound-with-mri-guidance-and-detection
#12
Pai-Feng Yang, M Anthony Phipps, Allen T Newton, Vandiver Chaplin, John C Gore, Charles F Caskey, Li Min Chen
Focused ultrasound (FUS) has gained recognition as a technique for non-invasive neuromodulation with high spatial precision and the ability to both excite and inhibit neural activity. Here we demonstrate that MRI-guided FUS is capable of exciting precise targets within areas 3a/3b in the monkey brain, causing downstream activations in off-target somatosensory and associated brain regions which are simultaneously detected by functional MRI. The similarity between natural tactile stimulation-and FUS- evoked fMRI activation patterns suggests that FUS likely can excite populations of neurons and produce associated spiking activities that may be subsequently transmitted to other functionally related touch regions...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789530/efficient-blood-brain-barrier-opening-in-primates-with-neuronavigation-guided-ultrasound-and-real-time-acoustic-mapping
#13
Shih-Ying Wu, Christian Aurup, Carlos Sierra Sanchez, Julien Grondin, Wenlan Zheng, Hermes Kamimura, Vincent P Ferrera, Elisa E Konofagou
Brain diseases including neurological disorders and tumors remain under treated due to the challenge to access the brain, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) restricting drug delivery which, also profoundly limits the development of pharmacological treatment. Focused ultrasound (FUS) with microbubbles is the sole method to open the BBB noninvasively, locally, and transiently and facilitate drug delivery, while translation to the clinic is challenging due to long procedure, targeting limitations, or invasiveness of current systems...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789523/focal-brain-lesions-induced-with-ultraviolet-irradiation
#14
Mariko Nakata, Kazuaki Nagasaka, Masayuki Shimoda, Ichiro Takashima, Shinya Yamamoto
Lesion and inactivation methods have played important roles in neuroscience studies. However, traditional techniques for creating a brain lesion are highly invasive, and control of lesion size and shape using these techniques is not easy. Here, we developed a novel method for creating a lesion on the cortical surface via 365 nm ultraviolet (UV) irradiation without breaking the dura mater. We demonstrated that 2.0 mWh UV irradiation, but not the same amount of non-UV light irradiation, induced an inverted bell-shaped lesion with neuronal loss and accumulation of glial cells...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789379/correlated-gene-expression-and-anatomical-communication-support-synchronized-brain-activity-in-the-mouse-functional-connectome
#15
Brian D Mills, David S Grayson, Anandakumar Shunmugavel, Oscar Miranda-Dominguez, Eric Feczko, Eric Earl, Kim Neve, Damien A Fair
Cognition and behavior depend on synchronized intrinsic brain activity that is organized into functional networks across the brain. Research has investigated how anatomical connectivity both shapes and is shaped by these networks, but not how anatomical connectivity interacts with intra-areal molecular properties to drive functional connectivity. Here, we present a novel linear model to explain functional connectivity by integrating systematically obtained measurements of axonal connectivity, gene expression, and resting state functional connectivity MRI in the mouse brain...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789203/papillary-glioneuronal-tumor-a-case-report
#16
Julián Castro Castro, Olalla Lista Martínez, Nuria Caramés Díaz, Noemi Conde Lorenzo
Papillary glioneuronal tumor (PGNT) is a recently described central nervous system neoplasm. In 2007, the World Health Organization classified this tumor as a grade I neuronal-glial neoplasm. Patients are usually juvenile and young adults who commonly present with headache or seizures. We report a case of a 13-year-old boy that was related to our hospital after suffering a mild head injury result of an automobile accident. Emergent CT scan showed a right hypointense temporo-occipital lesion. MRI confirmed the presence of a lesion suggestive of a primary brain tumor...
May 19, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788902/dystonia-deafness-syndrome-caused-by-actb-p-arg183trp-heterozygosity-shows-striatal-dopaminergic-dysfunction-and-response-to-pallidal-stimulation
#17
Inger Marie Skogseid, Oddveig Røsby, Ane Konglund, James P Connelly, Bård Nedregaard, Greg Eigner Jablonski, Nadja Kvernmo, Asbjørg Stray-Pedersen, Joel C Glover
BACKGROUND: Dystonia-deafness syndrome is a well-known clinical entity, with sensorineural deafness typically manifesting earlier than dystonia. ACTB p.Arg183Trp heterozygosity has been reported in six patients to cause combined infant-onset deafness and dystonia manifesting in adolescence or young adulthood. Three of these have received beneficial pallidal stimulation. Brain imaging to assess striatal function has not been reported previously, however. Nor has a comprehensive hypothesis been presented for how the pleiotropic manifestations of this specific beta-actin gene mutation originate developmentally...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788497/a-study-of-the-focal-adhesion-kinase-inhibitor-gsk2256098-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-with-evaluation-of-tumor-penetration-of-11c-gsk2256098
#18
Nicholas F Brown, Matthew Williams, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, Ronald A Fleming, Jerry Tolson, Li Yan, Jianping Zhang, Lisa Swartz, Rajendra Singh, Kurt R Auger, Laurie Lenox, David Cox, Yvonne Lewis, Christophe Plisson, Graham Searle, Azeem Saleem, Sarah Blagden, Paul Mulholland
Background: GSK2256098 is a novel oral focal adhesion kinase inhibitor. Preclinical studies demonstrate growth inhibition in glioblastoma cell lines. However, rodent studies indicate limited blood-brain barrier penetration. In this expansion cohort within a phase I study, the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and clinical activity of GSK2256098 were evaluated in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Biodistribution and kinetics of [11C]GSK2256098 were assessed in a sub-study using positron-emission tomography (PET)...
May 17, 2018: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788038/testing-a-longitudinal-compensation-model-in-premanifest-huntington-s-disease
#19
Sarah Gregory, Jeffrey D Long, Stefan Klöppel, Adeel Razi, Elisa Scheller, Lora Minkova, Eileanoir B Johnson, Alexandra Durr, Raymund A C Roos, Blair R Leavitt, James A Mills, Julie C Stout, Rachael I Scahill, Sarah J Tabrizi, Geraint Rees
The initial stages of neurodegeneration are commonly marked by normal levels of cognitive and motor performance despite the presence of structural brain pathology. Compensation is widely assumed to account for this preserved behaviour, but despite the apparent simplicity of such a concept, it has proven incredibly difficult to demonstrate such a phenomenon and distinguish it from disease-related pathology. Recently, we developed a model of compensation whereby brain activation, behaviour and pathology, components key to understanding compensation, have specific longitudinal trajectories over three phases of progression...
May 17, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787868/individualized-tractography-based-parcellation-of-the-globus-pallidus-pars-interna-using-7t-mri-in-movement-disorder-patients-prior-to-dbs-surgery
#20
Rémi Patriat, Scott E Cooper, Yuval Duchin, Jacob Niederer, Christophe Lenglet, Joshua Aman, Michael C Park, Jerrold Vitek, Noam Harel
The success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeries for the treatment of movement disorders relies on the accurate placement of an electrode within the motor portion of subcortical brain targets. However, the high number of electrodes requiring relocation indicates that today's methods do not ensure sufficient accuracy for all patients. Here, with the goal of aiding DBS targeting, we use 7 T (T) MRI data to identify the functional territories and parcellate the globus pallidus interna (GPi) into motor, associative and limbic regions in individual subjects...
May 19, 2018: NeuroImage
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