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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918267/compulsivity-in-opioid-dependence
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Serenella Tolomeo, Keith Matthews, J Douglas Steele, Alex Baldacchino
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between compulsivity versus impulsivity and structural MRI abnormalities in opioid dependence. METHOD: We recruited 146 participants: i) patients with a history of opioid dependence due to chronic heroin use (n=24), ii) heroin users stabilised on methadone maintenance treatment (n=48), iii) abstinent participants with a history of opioid dependence due to heroin use (n=24) and iv) healthy controls (n=50)...
September 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918257/pathways-of-the-inferior-frontal-occipital-fasciculus-in-overt-speech-and-reading
#2
Claire Rollans, Kulpreet Cheema, George K Georgiou, Jacqueline Cummine
In this study, we examined the relationship between tractography-based measures of white matter integrity (ex. fractional anisotropy [FA]) from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and five reading-related tasks, including rapid automatized naming (RAN) of letters, digits, and objects, and reading of real words and nonwords. Twenty university students with no reported history of reading difficulties were tested on all five tasks and their performance was correlated with diffusion measures extracted through DTI tractography...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918207/the-association-between-cardiac-physiology-acquired-brain-injury-and-postnatal-brain-growth-in-critical-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Shabnam Peyvandi, Hosung Kim, Joanne Lau, A James Barkovich, Andrew Campbell, Steven Miller, Duan Xu, Patrick McQuillen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the trajectory of perioperative brain growth in relationship to cardiac diagnosis and acquired brain injuries. METHODS: This was a cohort study of term neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Subjects underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the brain pre- and postoperatively to determine the severity of brain injury and total and regional brain volumes by the use of automated morphometry...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918088/evaluation-of-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-subjects-with-and-without-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Clodagh M Ryan, Anne Battisti-Charbonney, Olivia Sobczyk, David J Mikulis, James Duffin, Joseph A Fisher, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
BACKGROUND: Both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and altered cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) are associated with increased stroke risk. Nevertheless, the incidence of abnormal CVR in patients with OSA is uncertain due to the high variability in the way CVR is measured both within and between studies. We hypothesized that a standardized CVR with a consistent vasoactive stimulus and cerebral blood flow (CBF) measure would be reduced in patients with severe OSA compared with healthy controls...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917813/structural-impacts-on-the-timing-and-amplitude-of-the-negative-bold-response
#5
David Provencher, Alexandre Bizeau, Guillaume Gilbert, Yves Bérubé-Lauzière, Kevin Whittingstall
The positive (PBR) and negative BOLD responses (NBR) arising in task-fMRI display varying magnitudes and dynamics across voxels. While the effects of structure, particularly of veins, on the PBR have been studied, little is known of NBR-structure relationships. Like the PBR, the NBR is often used as a surrogate marker of neuronal activation in both basic and clinical research and assessing its relationship with cortical structure may help interpret group differences. We therefore investigated how local structure affects BOLD amplitude and timing in PBR and NBR areas using multi-band fMRI during visual stimulation to obtain high temporal resolution (TR=0...
September 13, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917708/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-balb-c-mice-are-more-susceptible-to-granulomatous-amoebic-encephalitis-immunohistochemical-study
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Maritza Omaña-Molina, Raquel Sanchez-Rocha, Dolores Hernandez-Martinez, Miriam Romero Grijalva, Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara, Miriam Rodriguez-Sosa, Imelda Juarez-Avelar, Lizbeth Salazar-Villatoro, Arturo Gonzalez-Robles, Adolfo Rene Mendez-Cruz, Patricia Aley-Medina, Jesus Espinosa-Villanueva, Ismael Castelan-Ramirez, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE) is a chronic, difficult to resolve infection caused by amphizoic amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba, which in most cases occurs in immunosuppressed persons or with chronic diseases such as diabetes. In this study, we describe the early events of A. culbertsoni infection of GAE in diabetic mice model. Diabetes was induced in male BALB/c mice, with a dose of streptozotocin (130 mg/kg). Healthy and diabetic mice were inoculated via intranasal with 1 × 10(6) trophozoites of A...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917696/brain-mapping-in-multiple-sclerosis-lessons-learned-about-the-human-brain
#7
REVIEW
Massimo Filippi, Paolo Preziosa, Maria A Rocca
The application of structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has certainly helped to improve our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for clinical disability and cognitive impairment in this condition. The numerous studies performed in MS patients have also provided many lessons on the structure-function relationships in the human brain, which could be applied to healthy subjects and to patients affected by other neurological conditions...
September 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916769/therapeutic-effects-of-the-mitochondrial-ros-redox-modulator-kh176-in-a-mammalian-model-of-leigh-disease
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Ria de Haas, Devashish Das, Alejandro Garanto, Herma G Renkema, Rick Greupink, Petra van den Broek, Jeanne Pertijs, Rob W J Collin, Peter Willems, Julien Beyrath, Arend Heerschap, Frans G Russel, Jan A Smeitink
Leigh Disease is a progressive neurometabolic disorder for which a clinical effective treatment is currently still lacking. Here, we report on the therapeutic efficacy of KH176, a new chemical entity derivative of Trolox, in Ndufs4 (-/-) mice, a mammalian model for Leigh Disease. Using in vivo brain diffusion tensor imaging, we show a loss of brain microstructural coherence in Ndufs4 (-/-) mice in the cerebral cortex, external capsule and cerebral peduncle. These findings are in line with the white matter diffusivity changes described in mitochondrial disease patients...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916543/cryopyrin-associated-periodic-syndromes-in-italian-patients-evaluation-of-the-rate-of-somatic-nlrp3-mosaicism-and-phenotypic-characterization
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Denise Lasigliè, Anna Mensa-Vilaro, Denise Ferrera, Roberta Caorsi, Federica Penco, Giuseppe Santamaria, Marco Di Duca, Giulia Amico, Kenji Nakagawa, Francesca Antonini, Alberto Tommasini, Rita Consolini, Antonella Insalaco, Marco Cattalini, Laura Obici, Romina Gallizzi, Francesca Santarelli, Genny Del Zotto, Mariasavina Severino, Anna Rubartelli, Roberto Ravazzolo, Alberto Martini, Isabella Ceccherini, Ryuta Nishikomori, Marco Gattorno, Juan I Arostegui, Silvia Borghini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the rate of somatic NLRP3 mosaicism in an Italian cohort of mutation-negative patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS). METHODS: The study enrolled 14 patients with a clinical phenotype consistent with CAPS in whom Sanger sequencing of the NLRP3 gene yielded negative results. Patients' DNA were subjected to amplicon-based NLRP3 deep sequencing. RESULTS: Low-level somatic NLRP3 mosaicism has been detected in 4 patients, 3 affected with chronic infantile neurological cutaneous and articular syndrome and 1 with Muckle-Wells syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916531/diabetes-prediabetes-and-brain-volumes-and-subclinical-cerebrovascular-disease-on-mri-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-neurocognitive-study-aric-ncs
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Andrea L C Schneider, Elizabeth Selvin, A Richey Sharrett, Michael Griswold, Josef Coresh, Clifford R Jack, David Knopman, Thomas Mosley, Rebecca F Gottesman
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations of prediabetes, diabetes, and diabetes severity (as assessed by HbA1c and diabetes duration) with brain volumes and vascular pathology on brain MRI and to assess whether the associations of diabetes with brain volumes are mediated by brain vascular pathology. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 1,713 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study (mean age 75 years, 60% female, 27% black, 30% prediabetes, and 35% diabetes) who underwent 3T brain MRI scans in 2011-2013...
September 15, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916440/white-matter-microstructure-within-the-superior-longitudinal-fasciculus-modulates-the-degree-of-response-conflict-indexed-by-n2-in-healthy-adults
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Shudan Gao, Peng Liu, Jialu Guo, Yuanqiang Zhu, Peng Liu, Jinbo Sun, Xuejuan Yang, Wei Qin
Response conflict can be induced by priming multiple responses competing for control of action in trials. The N2 is one functionally-related cognitive control index for response conflict. And yet the underlying whiter matter neural substrates of inter-individual difference in conflict N2 remain unclear. So the aim of present study was to address the white matter microstructure of the N2 responsible for conflict by directly relating the amplitude cost of the event-related potential (ERP) N2 component to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) indices in healthy subjects...
September 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916179/a-comparison-of-inhomogeneous-magnetization-transfer-myelin-volume-fraction-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-measures-in-healthy-children
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REVIEW
Bryce L Geeraert, R Marc Lebel, Alyssa C Mah, Sean C Deoni, David C Alsop, Gopal Varma, Catherine Lebel
Sensitive and specific biomarkers of myelin can help define baseline brain health and development, identify and monitor disease pathology, and evaluate response to treatment where myelin content is affected. Diffusion measures such as radial diffusivity (RD) are commonly used to assess myelin content, but are not specific to myelin. Inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT) and multicomponent driven equilibrium single-pulse observation of T1 and T2 (mcDESPOT) offer quantitative parameters (qihMT and myelin volume fraction/VFm, respectively) which are suggested to have improved sensitivity to myelin...
September 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916167/structural-neuroimaging-in-sport-related-concussion
#13
Erin D Bigler
Structural neuroimaging of athletes who have sustained a sports-related concussion (SRC) can be viewed as either standard clinical imaging or with advanced neuroimaging methods that quantitatively assess brain structure. Negative findings from conventional computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the norm in SRC. Nonetheless, these conventional measures remain the first line of neuroimaging of the athlete as they do detect clinically significant pathologies, when present, such as hemorrhagic abnormalities in the form of hematomas, contusions and mircobleeds along with regions of focal encephalomalacia or other signal abnormalities, with CT best capable of detecting skull fractures...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915443/cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensity-is-associated-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-a-healthy-population
#14
Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Han-Yeong Jeong, Jin-Ho Park, Sang Hyuck Kim, Su-Min Jeong, Tae Gon Yoo, Shinhye Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is commonly found in ischemic stroke patients, especially when accompanied by intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS). However, the relationship between WMH and ICAS in a healthy population has not been evaluated. METHODS: A total of 3159 healthy subjects who underwent health checkups, including brain magnetic resonance imaging and angiography, were enrolled. ICAS was defined as an occlusion or more than 50% stenosis of intracranial vessels on magnetic resonance angiography...
September 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915311/can-increased-spatial-resolution-solve-the-crossing-fiber-problem-for-diffusion-mri
#15
Kurt Schilling, Yurui Gao, Vaibhav Janve, Iwona Stepniewska, Bennett A Landman, Adam W Anderson
It is now widely recognized that voxels with crossing fibers or complex geometrical configurations present a challenge for diffusion MRI (dMRI) reconstruction and fiber tracking, as well as microstructural modeling of brain tissues. This "crossing fiber" problem has been estimated to affect anywhere from 30% to as many as 90% of white matter voxels, and it is often assumed that increasing spatial resolution will decrease the prevalence of voxels containing multiple fiber populations. The aim of this study is to estimate the extent of the crossing fiber problem as we progressively increase the spatial resolution, with the goal of determining whether it is possible to mitigate this problem with higher resolution spatial sampling...
September 15, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915232/effects-of-early-nutrition-and-growth-on-brain-volumes-white-matter-microstructure-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-preterm-newborns
#16
Caterina Coviello, Kristin Keunen, Karina J Kersbergen, Floris Groenendaal, Alexander Leemans, Barbara Peels, Ivana Isgum, Max A Viergever, Linda S de Vries, Giuseppe Buonocore, Virgilio P Carnielli, Manon J N L Benders
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effect of nutrition and growth during the first 4 weeks after birth on cerebral volumes and white matter maturation at term equivalent age(TEA) and on neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years corrected age(CA), in preterm infants. METHODS: 131 infants born at a gestational age(GA)<31weeks with MRI at TEA were studied. Cortical gray matter volumes(CGM), basal ganglia and thalami(BGT) volumes, cerebellar volumes and total brain volume(TBV) were computed...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915231/postnatal-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-associated-with-larger-preterm-brain-tissue-volumes-and-better-outcomes
#17
Daphne Kamino, Colin Studholme, Mengyuan Liu, Vann Chau, Steven P Miller, Anne Synnes, Elizabeth E Rogers, A James Barkovich, Donna M Ferriero, Rollin Brant, Emily W Y Tam
BACKGROUND: Human studies investigating the link between postnatal polyunsaturated fatty acids and preterm brain growth are limited, despite emerging evidence of potential effects on outcomes. METHODS: Sixty preterm neonates <32 weeks gestational age with MRI scanning at near-birth and near-term age were assessed for brain tissue volumes including cortical grey matter, white matter, deep grey matter, cerebellum, brainstem and ventricular cerebrospinal fluid. Red blood cell fatty acid content was evaluated within 1 week of each MRI scan...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915161/unenhanced-dual-energy-computed-tomography-visualization-of-brain-edema
#18
Mohammed F Mohammed, Olivia Marais, Adam Min, David Ferguson, Sabeena Jalakhan, Faisal Khosa, Michael OʼKeeffe, Tim OʼConnell, Heiko Schmiedeskamp, Bernhard Krauss, Axel Rohr, Savvas Nicolaou
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) imaging is superior to conventional noncontrast computed tomography (CT) imaging for the detection of acute ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study of 40 patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) of a major, acute care, teaching center with signs and symptoms of acute stroke. Only those patients who presented to the ED within 4 hours of symptom onset were included in this study...
September 14, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915150/tics-and-tourette-a-clinical-pathophysiological-and-etiological-review
#19
Russell C Dale
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Describe developments in the etiological understanding of Tourette syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: Tourette syndrome is a complex heterogenous clinical syndrome, which is not a unitary entity. Pathophysiological models describe gamma-aminobutyric acid-ergic-associated disinhibition of cortico-basal ganglia motor, sensory and limbic loops. MRI studies support basal ganglia volume loss, with additional white matter and cerebellar changes. Tourette syndrome cause likely involves multiple vulnerability genes and environmental factors...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914724/the-role-of-brain-structure-in-predicting-adherence-to-a-physical-activity-regimen
#20
Swathi Gujral, Edward McAuley, Lauren E Oberlin, Arthur F Kramer, Kirk I Erickson
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity is important for maintaining health throughout the lifespan. However, adherence to PA regimens is poor with approximately 50% of older adults terminating activity intervention programs within 6 months. In this study we tested whether gray matter volume and white matter microstructural integrity prior to the initiation of a PA intervention predicts PA adherence. METHODS: 159 adults aged 60-80 years were randomly assigned to a moderate-intensity aerobic walking condition or a non-aerobic stretching and toning condition...
September 13, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
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