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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922157/longer-term-investigation-of-the-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-predicting-the-conversion-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-alzheimer-s-disease-a-multicenter-study
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Yoshitaka Inui, Kengo Ito, Takashi Kato
BACKGROUND: The value of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for predicting conversion of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease (AD) in longer-term is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate longer-term prediction of MCI to AD conversion using 18F-FDG-PET and MRI in a multicenter study. METHODS: One-hundred and fourteen patients with MCI were followed for 5 years...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921735/three-shades-of-grey-detecting-brain-abnormalities-in-children-with-autism-by-using-source-voxel-and-surface-based-morphometry
#2
Edoardo Pappaianni, Roma Siugzdaite, Sofie Vettori, Paola Venuti, Remo Job, Alessandro Grecucci
Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social interactions, communication and stereotyped behavior. Recent evidence from neuroimaging supports the hypothesis that ASD deficits in adults may be related to abnormalities in a specific frontal-temporal network (Autism-specific Structural Network, ASN). To see whether these results extend to younger children and to better characterize these abnormalities, we applied three morphometric methods on brain grey matter of children with and without ASD...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921389/altered-structure-and-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-in-post-stroke-aphasia
#3
Mi Yang, Pu Yang, Yun-Shuang Fan, Jiao Li, Dezhong Yao, Wei Liao, Huafu Chen
Previous studies have demonstrated that alterations of gray matter exist in post-stroke aphasia (PSA) patients. However, so far, few studies combined structural alterations of gray matter volume (GMV) and intrinsic functional connectivity (iFC) imbalances of resting-state functional MRI to investigate the mechanism underlying PSA. The present study investigated specific regions with GMV abnormality in patients with PSA (n = 17) and age- and sex- matched healthy controls (HCs, n = 20) using voxel-based morphometry...
September 18, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919960/karyotype-characterization-and-comparison-of-three-hexaploid-species-of-bromus-linnaeus-1753-poaceae
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Leonardo Luís Artico, Ana Cristina Mazzocato, Juliano Lino Ferreira, Carlos Roberto Carvalho, Wellington Ronildo Clarindo
Chromosome morphometry and nuclear DNA content are useful data for cytotaxonomy and to understand the evolutionary history of different taxa. For the genus Bromus Linnaeus, 1753, distinct ploidy levels have been reported, occurring from diploid to duodecaploid species. The geographic distribution of Bromus species has been correlated with chromosome number and ploidy level. In this study, the aims were to determine the nuclear genome size and characterize the karyotype of the South American Bromus species: Bromus auleticus Trinius ex Nees, 1829, Bromus brachyanthera Döll, 1878 and Bromus catharticus Vahl, 1791...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919956/first-karyotype-description-and-nuclear-2c-value-for-myrsine-primulaceae-comparing-three-species
#5
Renata Flávia de Carvalho, Paulo Marcos Amaral-Silva, Micheli Sossai Spadeto, Andrei Caíque Pires Nunes, Tatiana Tavares Carrijo, Carlos Roberto Carvalho, Wellington Ronildo Clarindo
Cytogenetic studies in Primulaceae are mostly available for herbaceous species, and are focused on the chromosome number determination. An accurate karyotype characterization represents a starting point to know the morphometry and class of the chromosomes. Comparison among species within Myrsine, associating these data with the nuclear 2C value, can show changes that led the karyotype evolution. Here, we studied three Myrsine species [Myrsine coriacea (Swartz, 1788) Brown ex Roemer et Schultes, 1819, Myrsine umbellata Martius, 1841 and Myrsine parvifolia Candolle, 1841] that show different abilities to occupy the varied types of vegetation within the Brazilian Atlantic Forest...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919059/rates-of-hippocampal-atrophy-and-presence-of-post-mortem-tdp-43-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-longitudinal-retrospective-study
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Keith A Josephs, Dennis W Dickson, Nirubol Tosakulwong, Stephen D Weigand, Melissa E Murray, Leonard Petrucelli, Amanda M Liesinger, Matthew L Senjem, Anthony J Spychalla, David S Knopman, Joseph E Parisi, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Jennifer L Whitwell
BACKGROUND: Post-mortem studies have not identified an association between β-amyloid or tau and rates of hippocampal atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease. TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) is another protein linked to Alzheimer's disease. We aimed to investigate whether hippocampal TDP-43 is associated with increased rates of hippocampal atrophy. METHODS: In this longitudinal retrospective study, we analysed post-mortem brain tissue of all individuals with an Alzheimer's disease spectrum pathological diagnosis who had antemortem head MRI scans between Jan 1, 1999, and Dec 31, 2012, and who had been recruited into the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Patient Registry, or the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging...
September 11, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918269/excess-social-media-use-in-normal-populations-is-associated-with-amygdala-striatal-but-not-with-prefrontal-morphology
#7
Qinghua He, Ofir Turel, Damien Brevers, Antoine Bechara
This study aims to investigate the gray matter volume (GMV) of key neural systems possibly associated with Excess Social Media Use (ESMU) in the general user population. It employs a sex-balanced case (relatively high ESMU scores) - control (relatively low ESMU scores) design with 50 random university students who have reported varying levels of ESMU. The case and control groups included 25 subjects each. Brain volumes were calculated with Voxel-Based Morphometry techniques applied to structural MRI scans. Results based on voxel-wise and region-of-interest (ROI) analyses showed that the case group had reduced GMV in the bilateral amygdala and right ventral striatum...
September 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918207/the-association-between-cardiac-physiology-acquired-brain-injury-and-postnatal-brain-growth-in-critical-congenital-heart-disease
#8
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/28916178/the-cerebellum-s-contribution-to-beat-interval-discrimination
#9
S Paquette, S Fujii, H C Li, G Schlaug
From expert percussionists to individuals who cannot dance, there are widespread differences in people's abilities to perceive and synchronize with a musical beat. The aim of our study was to identify candidate brain regions that might be associated with these abilities. For this purpose, we used Voxel-Based-Morphometry to correlate inter-individual differences in performance on the Harvard Beat Assessment Tests (H-BAT) with local inter-individual variations in gray matter volumes across the entire brain space in 60 individuals...
September 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914724/the-role-of-brain-structure-in-predicting-adherence-to-a-physical-activity-regimen
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911901/structural-brain-abnormalities-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-with-oppositional-defiant-disorder
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Siri D S Noordermeer, Marjolein Luman, Corina U Greven, Kim Veroude, Stephen V Faraone, Catharina A Hartman, Pieter J Hoekstra, Barbara Franke, Jan K Buitelaar, Dirk J Heslenfeld, Jaap Oosterlaan
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with structural abnormalities in total gray matter, basal ganglia, and cerebellum. Findings of structural abnormalities in frontal and temporal lobes, amygdala, and insula are less consistent. Remarkably, the impact of comorbid oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) (comorbidity rates up to 60%) on these neuroanatomical differences is scarcely studied, while ODD (in combination with conduct disorder) has been associated with structural abnormalities of the frontal lobe, amygdala, and insula...
July 21, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911257/fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-contribution-of-resting-state-functional-connectivity-reorganization
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Alvino Bisecco, Federica Di Nardo, Renato Docimo, Giuseppina Caiazzo, Alessandro d'Ambrosio, Simona Bonavita, Rocco Capuano, Leonardo Sinisi, Mario Cirillo, Fabrizio Esposito, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Antonio Gallo
OBJECTIVES: To investigate resting-state functional connectivity (RS-FC) of the default-mode network (DMN) and of sensorimotor network (SMN) network in relapsing remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with fatigue (F) and without fatigue(NF). METHODS: In all, 59 RRMS patients and 29 healthy controls (HC) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol including resting-state fMRI (RS-fMRI). Functional connectivity of the DMN and SMN was evaluated by independent component analysis (ICA)...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904502/antispermatogenic-mechanism-of-trona-is-associated-with-lipid-peroxidation-but-not-testosterone-suppression
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Ayodeji F Ajayi, Roland E Akhigbe
BACKGROUND: About half of the cases of infertility in couples have been attributed to male factor. Despite the claim in folklore medicine that trona (a sesquicarbonate or hydrated carbonate of sodium) causes fetal loss, its effect on male reproductive function has not been investigated. AIM: This study sought to provide scientific evidence on the effect of trona on sperm characteristics, male reproductive hormones and organs, and lipid peroxidation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats of comparable weights were used for the study...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904460/juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-with-frontal-executive-dysfunction-is-associated-with-reduced-gray-matter-volume-by-voxel-based-morphometry
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Sreeja H Pillai, Sheelakumari Raghavan, Mrudula Mathew, Geetha M Gopalan, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Sankara Sarma, Sanjeev V Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Frontal executive dysfunction (FED) and abnormalities in volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been described in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). We aimed to compare JME patients with and without FED by group analysis of voxel-based morphometric (VBM) estimates of brain volume in MRI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We studied frontal executive functions in patients with JME and analyzed the possible association of FED with their demographic, clinical, and electrographic characteristics...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904022/pi3k%C3%AE-ablation-does-not-promote-diabetes-in-db-db-mice-but-improves-insulin-sensitivity-and-reduces-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis
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Ludovic Breasson, Claudia Sardi, Barbara Becattini, Fabio Zani, Giovanni Solinas
PI3Kγ has emerged as a promising target for the treatment of obesity and insulin resistance; however, previous studies have indicated that PI3Kγ activity in pancreatic β-cells is required for normal insulin secretion in response to glucose. Hence, a possible deterioration of insulin secretion capacity in patients who are predisposed to the failure of pancreatic β-cell function is a major concern for the pharmacologic inhibition of PI3Kγ. To address this issue, we investigated the effects of PI3Kγ ablation in db/db diabetic mice, a genetic model of obesity-driven β-cell failure and diabetes...
September 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902937/inside-out-and-standard-vein-grafts-associated-with-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-in-sciatic-nerve-repair-a-histomorphometric-study
#16
José Sidney Roque, Karina Torres Pomini, Rogério Leone Buchaim, Daniela Vieira Buchaim, Jesus Carlos Andreo, Domingos Donizeti Roque, Antonio de Castro Rodrigues, Geraldo Marco Rosa, Luis Henrique Rapucci Moraes, Fausto Viterbo
Purpose: To evaluated the tubulization technique with standard and inside-out vein, filled or not with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), in sciatic nerve repair. Methods: Seventy male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups: IOVNF (Inside-Out Vein with No Filling); IOVPRP (Inside-Out Vein filled with PRP); SVNF (Standard Vein with No Filling); SVPRP (Standard Vein filled with PRP); Sham (Control). The left external jugular vein was used as graft in a 10 mm nervous gap...
August 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901595/movement-disorders-in-genetically-confirmed-mitochondrial-disease-and-the-putative-role-of-the-cerebellum
#17
Sebastian R Schreglmann, Franz Riederer, Marian Galovic, Christos Ganos, Georg Kägi, Daniel Waldvogel, Zane Jaunmuktane, Andre Schaller, Ute Hidding, Ernst Krasemann, Lars Michels, Christian R Baumann, Kailash Bhatia, Hans H Jung
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial disease can present as a movement disorder. Data on this entity's epidemiology, genetics, and underlying pathophysiology, however, is scarce. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the clinical, genetic, and volumetric imaging data from patients with mitochondrial disease who presented with movement disorders. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of all genetically confirmed mitochondrial disease cases from three centers (n = 50), the prevalence and clinical presentation of video-documented movement disorders was assessed...
September 13, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900214/structure-function-correlations-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-patients-with-partially-preserved-vision-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
#18
Ana Rita Machado, Andreia Carvalho Pereira, Fábio Ferreira, Sónia Ferreira, Bruno Quendera, Eduardo Silva, Miguel Castelo-Branco
Retinitis Pigmentosa is a group of hereditary retinal dystrophy disorders associated with progressive peripheral visual field loss. The impact of this retinal loss in cortical gray matter volume has not been addressed before in Retinitis Pigmentosa patients with low vision. Voxel-based morphometry was applied to study whole brain gray matter volume changes in 27 Retinitis Pigmentosa patients with partially preserved vision and 38 age- and gender-matched normally sighted controls to determine whether peripheral visual loss can lead to changes in gray matter volume...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899821/correlation-between-brain-circuit-segregation-and-obesity
#19
Hse-Huang Chao, Yin-To Liao, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Cheng-Jui Li, Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Jun-Cheng Weng
Obesity is a major public health problem. Herein, we aim to identify the correlation between brain circuit segregation and obesity using multimodal functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques and analysis. Twenty obese patients (BMI=37.66±5.07) and 30 healthy controls (BMI=22.64±3.45) were compared using neuroimaging and assessed for symptoms of anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). All participants underwent resting-state fMRI (rs-fMRI) and T1-weighted imaging using a 1...
September 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899759/hippocampal-metabolism-and-prefrontal-brain-structure-a-combined-1h-mr-spectroscopy-neuropsychological-and-voxel-based-morphometry-vbm-study
#20
Johanna Steinke, Christian Gaser, Kerstin Langbein, Maren Dietzek, Alexander Gussew, Jürgen R Reichenbach, Stefan Smesny, Heinrich Sauer, Igor Nenadić
Hippocampal structural and functional integrity impacts on multiple remote areas of the brain, and this connectivity is central to multiple cognitive functions in healthy and disease. We studied associations of hippocampal metabolic markers N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) and glutamate (Glu and Glx; assessed with 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and brain grey matter (studied with voxel-based morphometry, VBM) in 20 healthy subjects. We found a significant correlation between right hippocampal NAA and left ventrolateral prefrontal cortical grey matter (TFCE, p<0...
September 9, 2017: Brain Research
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