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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/28915443/cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensity-is-associated-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-a-healthy-population
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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/28910415/cystatin-c-a-potential-marker-for-cerebral-microvascular-compliance-is-associated-with-white-matter-hyperintensities-progression
#3
Woo-Jin Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Young Jin Ryu, Jeong-Min Kim, Soon-Tae Lee, Kon Chu, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Jae-Kyu Roh
Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are central MRI markers of the brain aging process, but the mechanisms for its progression remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to determine whether the baseline serum cystatin C level represented one mechanism underlying WMH progression, and whether it was associated with the long-term progression of cerebral WMH volume in MRI. 166 consecutive individuals who were ≥50 years of age and who underwent initial/follow-up MRI evaluations within an interval of 34-45 months were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899518/relationship-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-neuroimaging-signatures-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-the-atahualpa-project
#4
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera, Mauricio Zambrano, Pablo R Castillo
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Evidence of a relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and neuroimaging signatures of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is limited. The present study aimed to evaluate this association in older adults living in rural Ecuador, where small vessel disease is a major pathogenetic mechanism underlying stroke. METHODS: A representative random sample of Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years enrolled in the Atahualpa Project neuroimaging substudy underwent a single-night diagnostic polysomnography...
September 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889932/small-vessel-disease-and-dietary-salt-intake-cross-sectional-study-and-systematic-review
#5
Stephen D J Makin, Ghaida F Mubki, Fergus N Doubal, Kirsten Shuler, Julie Staals, Martin S Dennis, Joanna M Wardlaw
BACKGROUND: Higher dietary salt intake increases the risk of stroke and may increase white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volume. We hypothesized that a long-term higher salt intake may be associated with other features of small vessel disease (SVD). METHODS: We recruited consecutive patients with mild stroke presenting to the Lothian regional stroke service. We performed brain magnetic resonance imaging, obtained a basic dietary salt history, and measured the urinary sodium/creatinine ratio...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887393/white-matter-hyperintensity-volume-and-outcome-of-mechanical-thrombectomy-with-stentriever-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#6
Kunakorn Atchaneeyasakul, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Kathleen Donahue, Anne-Katrin Giese, Natalia S Rost
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Finding of white matter hyperintensity (WMH) has been associated with an increased risk of parenchymal hematoma and poor clinical outcomes after mechanical thrombectomy using old-generation endovascular devices. Currently, no data exist with regard to the risk of mechanical thrombectomy using stentriever devices in patients with significant WMH. We hypothesized that WMH volume will not affect the hemorrhagic and clinical outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke undergoing thrombectomy using new-generation devices...
September 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878046/nonlinear-temporal-dynamics-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-the-run-dmc-study
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Esther M C van Leijsen, Ingeborg W M van Uden, Mohsen Ghafoorian, Mayra I Bergkamp, Valerie Lohner, Eline C M Kooijmans, Helena M van der Holst, Anil M Tuladhar, David G Norris, Ewoud J van Dijk, Loes C A Rutten-Jacobs, Bram Platel, Catharina J M Klijn, Frank-Erik de Leeuw
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the temporal dynamics of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) by 3 consecutive assessments over a period of 9 years, distinguishing progression from regression. METHODS: Changes in SVD markers of 276 participants of the Radboud University Nijmegen Diffusion Tensor and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Cohort (RUN DMC) cohort were assessed at 3 time points over 9 years. We assessed white matter hyperintensities (WMH) volume by semiautomatic segmentation and rated lacunes and microbleeds manually...
September 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874779/relation-between-characteristics-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-brain-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-asymptomatic-patients
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Enrico Ammirati, Francesco Moroni, Marco Magnoni, Maria A Rocca, Roberta Messina, Nicoletta Anzalone, Costantino De Filippis, Isabella Scotti, Francesca Besana, Pietro Spagnolo, Ornella E Rimoldi, Roberto Chiesa, Andrea Falini, Massimo Filippi, Paolo G Camici
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) can be incidentally found in patients with carotid atherosclerosis on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We investigated the relationship between WMH and characteristics of carotid plaques in asymptomatic patients without indication for carotid revascularization. We prospectively screened 235 consecutive patients with carotid stenosis <70%. After excluding patients with confounding causes of cerebral damage, 67 asymptomatic patients underwent carotid computed tomography angiography (CTA), contrast-enhanced ultrasound and brain MRI...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870552/high-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-white-matter-hyperintensity-in-a-healthy-population
#9
Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Han-Yeong Jeong, Jin-Ho Park, Sang Hyuck Kim, Su-Min Jeong, Tae Gon Yoo, Shinhye Kim
High neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is correlated with the occurrence, morbidity and mortality of cerebrovascular disease as a marker of systemic inflammation. However, its effect on cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is unclear. We investigated high NLR burden as a surrogate marker of WMH volume in a healthy population. Healthy subjects with voluntary health check-ups between January 2006 and December 2013, including brain MRI and laboratory examination, were collected. WMH volumes were rated quantitatively...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845309/white-matter-hyperintensity-load-modulates-brain-morphometry-and-brain-connectivity-in-healthy-adults-a-neuroplastic-mechanism
#10
Matteo De Marco, Riccardo Manca, Micaela Mitolo, Annalena Venneri
White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are acquired lesions that accumulate and disrupt neuron-to-neuron connectivity. We tested the associations between WMH load and (1) regional grey matter volumes and (2) functional connectivity of resting-state networks, in a sample of 51 healthy adults. Specifically, we focused on the positive associations (more damage, more volume/connectivity) to investigate a potential route of adaptive plasticity. WMHs were quantified with an automated procedure. Voxel-based morphometry was carried out to model grey matter...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837828/brain-structural-changes-in-late-life-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Carmen Andreescu, Dana Tudorascu, Lei K Sheu, Anusha Rangarajan, Meryl A Butters, Sarah Walker, Rachel Berta, Thomas Desmidt, Howard Aizenstein
Late-life Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is relatively understudied and the underlying structural and functional neuroanatomy has received little attention. In this study, we compare the brain structural characteristics in white and gray matter in 31 non-anxious older adults and 28 late-life GAD participants. Gray matter indices (cortical thickness and volume) were measured using FreeSurfer parcellation and segmentation, and mean diffusivity was obtained through Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). We assessed both macroscopic white matter changes [using white matter hyperintensity (WMH) burden] and microscopic white matter integrity [using fractional anisotropy (FA)]...
October 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833868/the-use-of-visual-rating-scales-to-quantify-brain-mri-lesions-in-patients-with-hiv-infection
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Jessica Robinson-Papp, Allison Navis, Mandip S Dhamoon, Uraina S Clark, Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, Susan Morgello
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients commonly have abnormalities in cerebral white matter that are visible on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as hyperintensities (WMHs). Visual rating scales (VRSs) have been used to quantify WMH in other diseases such as cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), but not in HIV. Such scales are advantageous because they are applicable to routinely acquired MRIs and so are suitable for large-scale studies and clinical care...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827244/the-relationship-between-ambulatory-blood-pressure-variability-and-enlarged-perivascular-spaces-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shuna Yang, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Huimin Fan, Yue Li, Jiangmei Yin, Wenli Hu
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies reported that 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure variability (ABPV) was associated with lacunar infarction and white matter hyperintensities (WMH). However, the relationship between ABPV and enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS) has not been investigated. Thus, our study aimed to investigate whether ABPV is associated with EPVS by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). DESIGN: We conducted this study as a cross-sectional study...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818116/distinct-white-matter-microstructural-abnormalities-and-extracellular-water-increases-relate-to-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease-with-and-without-cerebrovascular-disease
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Fang Ji, Ofer Pasternak, Siwei Liu, Yng Miin Loke, Boon Linn Choo, Saima Hilal, Xin Xu, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Christopher Li-Hsian Chen, Juan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Mixed vascular and neurodegenerative dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) with concomitant cerebrovascular disease, has emerged as the leading cause of age-related cognitive impairment. The brain white matter (WM) microstructural changes in neurodegeneration well-documented by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can originate from brain tissue or extracellular free water changes. The differential microstructural and free water changes in AD with and without cerebrovascular disease, especially in normal-appearing WM, remain largely unknown...
August 17, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815362/metric-to-quantify-white-matter-damage-on-brain-magnetic-resonance-images
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Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Francesca M Chappell, Susana Muñoz Maniega, David Alexander Dickie, Natalie A Royle, Zoe Morris, Devasuda Anblagan, Eleni Sakka, Paul A Armitage, Mark E Bastin, Ian J Deary, Joanna M Wardlaw
PURPOSE: Quantitative assessment of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) on structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is challenging. It is important to harmonise results from different software tools considering not only the volume but also the signal intensity. Here we propose and evaluate a metric of white matter (WM) damage that addresses this need. METHODS: We obtained WMH and normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) volumes from brain structural MRI from community dwelling older individuals and stroke patients enrolled in three different studies, using two automatic methods followed by manual editing by two to four observers blind to each other...
August 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814098/quantitative-and-qualitative-mri-evaluation-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-an-elderly-population-a-longitudinal-study
#16
Ruta Nylander, Markus Fahlström, Egill Rostrup, Joel Kullberg, Soheil Damangir, Håkan Ahlström, Lars Lind, Elna-Marie Larsson
Background Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), lacunes, and microbleeds are seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in small vessel disease (SVD). Purpose To assess SVD on MRI and its evolution over five years in an elderly population and to investigate whether relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF) at baseline was related to the progression of white matter (WM) lesions. Material and Methods In a population-based study, 406 participants aged 75 years underwent morphological MRI of the brain and 252 of them again at age 80 years...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794252/white-matter-hyperintensity-reduction-and-outcomes-after-minor-stroke
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Joanna M Wardlaw, Francesca M Chappell, Maria Del Carmen Valdés Hernández, Stephen D J Makin, Julie Staals, Kirsten Shuler, Michael J Thrippleton, Paul A Armitage, Susana Muñoz-Maniega, Anna K Heye, Eleni Sakka, Martin S Dennis
OBJECTIVE: To assess factors associated with white matter hyperintensity (WMH) change in a large cohort after observing obvious WMH shrinkage 1 year after minor stroke in several participants in a longitudinal study. METHODS: We recruited participants with minor ischemic stroke and performed clinical assessments and brain MRI. At 1 year, we assessed recurrent cerebrovascular events and dependency and repeated the MRI. We assessed change in WMH volume from baseline to 1 year (normalized to percent intracranial volume [ICV]) and associations with baseline variables, clinical outcomes, and imaging parameters using multivariable analysis of covariance, model of changes, and multinomial logistic regression...
September 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769863/application-of-texture-analysis-to-study-small-vessel-disease-and-blood-brain-barrier-integrity
#18
Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Victor González-Castro, Francesca M Chappell, Eleni Sakka, Stephen Makin, Paul A Armitage, William H Nailon, Joanna M Wardlaw
OBJECTIVES: We evaluate the alternative use of texture analysis for evaluating the role of blood-brain barrier (BBB) in small vessel disease (SVD). METHODS: We used brain magnetic resonance imaging from 204 stroke patients, acquired before and 20 min after intravenous gadolinium administration. We segmented tissues, white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and applied validated visual scores. We measured textural features in all tissues pre- and post-contrast and used ANCOVA to evaluate the effect of SVD indicators on the pre-/post-contrast change, Kruskal-Wallis for significance between patient groups and linear mixed models for pre-/post-contrast variations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with Fazekas scores...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769784/cortical-surface-thickness-in-the-middle-aged-brain-with-white-matter-hyperintense-lesions
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Ying Zhuang, Xianjun Zeng, Bo Wang, Muhua Huang, Honghan Gong, Fuqing Zhou
Background and purpose: Previous voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies have suggested that cortical atrophy is regionally distributed in middle-aged subjects with white matter hyperintense (WMH) lesions. However, few studies have assessed cortical thickness in middle-aged WMH subjects. In this study, we examined cortical thickness as well as cortical morphometry associated with the presence of WMH lesion load in middle-aged subjects. Participants and methods: Thirty-six middle-aged subjects with WMH lesions (WMH group) and without clinical cognitive impairment, and 34 demographically matched healthy control subjects (HCS group) participated in the study...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765289/vascular-risk-factor-profiles-differ-between-magnetic-resonance-imaging-defined-subtypes-of-younger-onset-lacunar-stroke
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Loes C A Rutten-Jacobs, Hugh S Markus
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Differing associations of vascular risk factors with lacunar infarct have been reported, which is likely because of diagnostic differences and possible heterogeneity in the pathogenesis underlying lacunar infarction. In a large magnetic resonance imaging-verified cohort of lacunar infarct patients, we investigated the risk factor profile of lacunar infarction and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics. METHODS: One thousand twenty-three patients with lacunar infarction (mean age, 56...
September 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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