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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777360/crossed-aphasia-following-cerebral-infarction-in-a-right-handed-patient-with-atypical-cerebral-language-dominance
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Xiaoping Tan, Yang Guo, Saihong Dun, Hongzan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Crossed aphasia (CA), usually referred to as an acquired language disturbance, is caused by a lesion in the cerebral hemisphere ipsilateral to the dominant hand, and the exact mechanism is not clear. The development of handedness is influenced by education and training and the impact of habitualization, while language is more susceptible to the impact of speech habits, and it is not absolutely accurate to judge cerebral language dominance by the degree of hand preference. METHODS: We describe a case of CA after right hemispheric stroke in a right-handed patient with atypical language dominance and attempt to analyze the mechanism of CA based on functional imaging methods, including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775148/the-pterygoclival-ligament-a-novel-landmark-for-localization-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-during-the-endoscopic-endonasal-approach
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Andrew S Little, Vera Vigo, Arnau Benet, Sofia Kakaizada, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE The transpterygoid extension of the endoscopic endonasal approach provides exposure of the petrous apex, Meckel's cave, paraclival area, and the infratemporal fossa. Safe and efficient localization of the lacerum segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a crucial part of such exposure. The aim of this study is to introduce a novel landmark for localization of the lacerum ICA. METHODS Ten cadaveric heads were prepared for transnasal endoscopic dissection. The floor of the sphenoid sinus was drilled to expose an extension of the pharyngobasilar fascia between the sphenoid floor and the pterygoid process (the pterygoclival ligament)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774500/thalamocortical-dysconnectivity-in-premenstrual-syndrome
#3
Peng Liu, Ying Wei, Hai Liao, Yingying Fan, Ru Li, Nana Feng, Gaoxiong Duan, Demao Deng, Wei Qin
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a menstrual cycle-related disorder. Although the precise pathophysiology is not fully understood, it is increasingly believed that the central nervous system plays a vital role in the development of PMS. The aim of this study is to elucidate specific functional connectivity between the thalamus and cerebral cortex. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data were obtained from 20 PMS patients and 21 healthy controls (HCs). Seed-based functional connectivity between the thalamus and six cortical regions of interest, including the prefrontal cortex (PFC), posterior parietal cortex, somatosensory cortex, motor cortex/supplementary motor area, temporal and occipital lobe, was adopted to identify specific thalamocortical connectivity in the two groups...
May 17, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774174/outpatient-interventions-that-may-enhance-the-care-of-a-patient-with-co-existing-moyamoya-and-down-syndromes
#4
Anita Lwanga, Waldo Herrera, Katya Cruz Madrid, Antony Irungu
Moyamoya vasculopathy is a condition of chronic, progressive occlusion of the distal internal carotid arteries and the Circle of Willis. The resultant ischemia produces compensatory angiogenesis and the growth of a network of collateral blood vessels, which on angiography resemble a "puff of smoke" or "moyamoya" in Japanese. The objective of this case report is to describe the clinical course of a patient with Down and moyamoya syndromes and to enlighten clinicians about strategies that can be taken to enhance the care of similar patients...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773984/midfrontal-theta-and-posterior-parietal-alpha-band-oscillations-support-conflict-resolution-in-a-masked-affective-priming-task
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Jun Jiang, Kira Bailey, Xiao Xiao
Past attempts to characterize the neural mechanisms of affective priming have conceptualized it in terms of classic cognitive conflict, but have not examined the neural oscillatory mechanisms of subliminal affective priming. Using behavioral and electroencephalogram (EEG) time frequency (TF) analysis, the current study examines the oscillatory dynamics of unconsciously triggered conflict in an emotional facial expressions version of the masked affective priming task. The results demonstrate that the power dynamics of conflict are characterized by increased midfrontal theta activity and suppressed parieto-occipital alpha activity...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773908/non-predictive-online-spatial-coding-in-the-posterior-parietal-cortex-when-aiming-ahead-for-catching
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Sinéad A Reid, Joost C Dessing
Catching movements must be aimed ahead of the moving ball, which may require predictions of when and where to catch. Here, using repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation we show for the first time that the Superior Parietal Occipital Cortex (SPOC) displays non-predictive online spatial coding at the moment the interception movements were already aimed at the predicted final target position. The ability to aim ahead for catching must thus arise downstream within the parietofrontal network for reaching.
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771286/local-cortical-gyrification-is-increased-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-but-decreases-rapidly-in-adolescents
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Jiwandeep S Kohli, Mikaela K Kinnear, Christopher H Fong, Inna Fishman, Ruth A Carper, Ralph-Axel Müller
Extensive MRI evidence indicates early brain overgrowth in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Local gyrification may reflect the distribution and timing of aberrant cortical expansion in ASDs. We examined MRI data from (Study 1) 64 individuals with ASD and 64 typically developing (TD) controls (7-19 years), and from (Study 2) an independent sample from the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (n = 31/group). Local Gyrification Index (lGI), cortical thickness (CT), and surface area (SA) were measured. In Study 1, differences in lGI (ASD > TD) were found in left parietal and temporal and right frontal and temporal regions...
May 16, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771041/-analysis-of-118-cases-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-after-trauma
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H L Xue, C X Li, L X Duan, Y L Jing
Objective: The aim of this study is to retrospective analysis the clinic features of 118 cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after trauma. Method: Analyzes clinic features of injury in 118 cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after trauma, and classified and localized the craniocerebral trauma. The 118 cases were tested with different positioning tests in the sequence of Dix hallpike test and rolling test. Then, proper otolith manual reduction was given. Result: In 118 cases of BPPV after trauma including 35 cases of skull fracture, 6 cases of concussion, 17 cases of scalp hematoma, 28 cases of scalp laceration, 14 cases of mild brain contusion and 18 cases of head combined injury...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770500/variable-anatomic-configuration-of-the-posterior-spinal-arteries-in-humans
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Santiago Rojas, Marisa Ortega, Alfonso Rodríguez-Baeza
INTRODUCTION: Posterior spinal arteries (PSAs) arise from the vertebral (VA) or posterior inferior cerebellar (PICA) artery. We identified variations in their origins and their anastomosis with the first posterior radiculomedullary branches in human spinal cords. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Spinal cords from male and female cadavers (n = 30) were injected with colored latex through the vertebral, ascending cervical, costocervical trunk and segmental arteries. Specimens were fixed in formalin and the spinal arteries were dissected under a surgical microscope...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770253/simultaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-hematologic-metastases-in-a-high-grade-ependymoma
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Daniel Diaz-Aguilar, Sergei Terterov, Alexander M Tucker, Shaina Sedighim, Rudi Scharnweber, Stephanie Wang, Catherine Merna, Shayan Rahman
Background: Ependymomas are relatively uncommon tumors that constitute about 7% of all primary intracranial neoplasms. Among these, high-grade ependymomas are locally aggressive and recur most commonly at the primary site following resection. Ependymomas are also known to be the one glial neoplasm that tends to frequently metastasize inside and outside the central nervous system (CNS) that complicates workup and management. Metastasis due to surgical manipulation is common and neurosurgeons should be well-versed in the most effective methods to remove these tumors in order to avoid such metastases...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769780/scalp-hair-as-biomarker-for-chronic-fluoride-exposure-among-fluoride-endemic-and-low-fluoride-areas-a-comparative-study
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Neha Arun Joshi, C G Ajithkrishnan
Objective: To investigate scalp hair as biomarker for chronic fluoride exposure among fluoride endemic and low fluoride areas. Methodology: Two areas were identified in Vadodara district, Ajod, as a low fluoride area (Fluoride content of drinking water = 0.11 ppm) and Karsan, a high fluoride area (fluoride content in drinking water = 3.43 ppm). The study was performed on a total of 36 participants from the two villages, 18 from Ajod and 18 from Karsan. Thylstrup Fejerskov Index (TFI) was recorded for each of the participants and sample of hair was collected from the occipital region...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768357/dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-like-pilocytic-astrocytoma-a-case-report
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Jia-Ming Liao, Wei Wang, Jing Xie, Hai-Bo Wu
RATIONALE: Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) typically shows biphasic pattern with a mixture of loose microcystic and compact regions, in which it is not uncommon to see heterogeneous morphology. However, there has not been reported in the literatures of the PA type that shows similarity to dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) in both histological morphology and immunophenotype. PATIENT CONCERNS: The present study described a case of PA affecting the right temporal-occipital lobe in a 22-year-old male patient...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766762/typical-visual-field-locations-enhance-processing-in-object-selective-channels-of-human-occipital-cortex
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Daniel Kaiser, Radoslaw M Cichy
Natural environments consist of multiple objects, many of which repeatedly occupy similar locations within a scene. For example, hats are seen on people's heads, while shoes are most often seen close to the ground. Such positional regularities bias the distribution of objects across the visual field: Hats are more often encountered in the upper visual field, while shoes are more often encountered in the lower visual field. Here we test the hypothesis that typical visual-field locations of objects facilitate cortical processing...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764568/-effect-of-early-application-of-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-on-white-matter-development-in-preterm-infants
#14
Shu-Shuo Yang, Fa-Lin Xu, Hui-Qing Cheng, Hao-Ran Xu, Lin Yang, Jing-Yue Xing, Lin Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of early application of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) on white matter development in preterm infants using fractional anisotropy (FA) of magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). METHODS: A total of 81 preterm infants with gestational age &le;32 weeks, birth weight <1 500 g, and hospitalization within 24 hours after birth were randomly divided into rhEPO group (42 infants) and control group (39 infants)...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763635/cortical-thickness-and-gyrification-patterns-in-patients-with-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures
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Marco Mcsweeney, Markus Reuber, Nigel Hoggard, Liat Levita
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are often viewed as manifestations of altered motor and sensory function resulting from psychological responses to adverse experiences. Yet many patients and non-expert healthcare professionals find it difficult to understand how severe disturbances in normal neurological functioning can solely result from underlying psychological mechanisms to the exclusion of other physical causes. Perhaps importantly, recent advances using neuroimaging techniques point to possible structural and functional correlates in PNES...
May 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762768/emergence-of-mature-cortical-activity-in-wakefulness-and-sleep-in-healthy-pre-term-and-full-term-infants
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Kimberley Whitehead, Pureza Laudiano-Dray, Judith Meek, Lorenzo Fabrizi
Study Objectives: Cortical activity patterns develop rapidly over the equivalent of the last trimester of gestation, in parallel with the establishment of sleep architecture. However, the emergence of mature cortical activity in wakefulness compared to sleep states in healthy pre-term infants is poorly understood. Methods: To investigate whether cortical activity has a different developmental profile in each sleep-wake state, we recorded 11-channels EEG, EOG and respiratory movement for one hour from 115 infants 34-43 weeks corrected age, with 0...
May 14, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762446/prospective-analysis-of-the-greater-occipital-nerve-location-in-patients-undergoing-occipital-nerve-decompression
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Jacqueline S Israel, Steve J Kempton, Ahmed M Afifi
BACKGROUND: Migraine surgery and onabotulinumtoxinA injections aim to deactivate neurovascular trigger points implicated in chronic headaches. The greater occipital nerve (GON) is a common trigger point. The depth of this nerve has not been previously described. The purpose of this study was to report the intraoperative location, including depth, of the GON in human subjects undergoing migraine surgery. METHODS: We reviewed records of patients who underwent GON decompression by a single surgeon...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762321/greater-occipital-nerve-decompression-for-occipital-neuralgia
#18
Anson Jose, Shakil Ahmed Nagori, Probodh K Chattopadhyay, Ajoy Roychoudhury
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of greater occipital nerve decompression for the management of occipital neuralgia. Eleven patients of medical refractory occipital neuralgia were enrolled in the study. Local anaesthetic blocks were used for confirming diagnosis. All of them underwent surgical decompression of greater occipital nerve at the level of semispinalis capitis and trapezial tunnel. A pre and postoperative questionnaire was used to compare the severity of pain and number of pain episodes/month...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762101/stimulus-familiarity-and-expectation-jointly-modulate-neural-activity-in-the-visual-ventral-stream
#19
Mariya E Manahova, Pim Mostert, Peter Kok, Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, Floris P de Lange
Prior knowledge about the visual world can change how a visual stimulus is processed. Two forms of prior knowledge are often distinguished: stimulus familiarity (i.e., whether a stimulus has been seen before) and stimulus expectation (i.e., whether a stimulus is expected to occur, based on the context). Neurophysiological studies in monkeys have shown suppression of spiking activity both for expected and for familiar items in object-selective inferotemporal cortex. It is an open question, however, if and how these types of knowledge interact in their modulatory effects on the sensory response...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762090/alzheimer-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-integrated-pulsed-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-and-18-f-fdg-pet
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Isabelle Riederer, Karl Peter Bohn, Christine Preibisch, Eva Wiedemann, Claus Zimmer, Panagiotis Alexopoulos, Stefan Förster
Purpose To compare PET/MR hypoperfusion and hypometabolism in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared with healthy control (HC) participants. Materials and Methods Maps of cerebral blood flow (CBF; pulsed arterial spin-labeling [ASL] MRI), glucose metabolism (fluorine 18 [18 F] fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG] PET), and gray matter (GM) volume (structural T1-weighted MRI) were calculated from integrated PET/MR data in 45 patients with AD (mean age, 69 years ± 9 [standard deviation]; age range, 51-89 years), 20 patients with MCI (mean age, 64 years ± 10; age range, 45-82 years), and 11 HC participants (mean age, 65 years ± 8; age range, 54-80 years) between 2011 and 2014...
May 15, 2018: Radiology
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