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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758375/alterations-in-the-microstructure-of-white-matter-in-children-and-adolescents-with-tourette-syndrome-measured-using-tract-based-spatial-statistics-and-probabilistic-tractography
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Hilmar P Sigurdsson, Sophia E Pépés, Georgina M Jackson, Amelia Draper, Paul S Morgan, Stephen R Jackson
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by repetitive and intermittent motor and vocal tics. TS is thought to reflect fronto-striatal dysfunction and the aetiology of the disorder has been linked to widespread alterations in the functional and structural integrity of the brain. The aim of this study was to assess white matter (WM) abnormalities in a large sample of young patients with TS in comparison to a sample of matched typically developing control individuals (CS) using diffusion MRI...
April 12, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749715/altered-resting-state-hippocampal-and-caudate-functional-networks-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Xiaopeng Song, Bhaswati Roy, Daniel W Kang, Ravi S Aysola, Paul M Macey, Mary A Woo, Frisca L Yan-Go, Ronald M Harper, Rajesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Brain structural injury and metabolic deficits in the hippocampus and caudate nuclei may contribute to cognitive and emotional deficits found in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. If such contributions exist, resting-state interactions of these subcortical sites with cortical areas mediating affective symptoms and cognition should be disturbed. Our aim was to examine resting-state functional connectivity (FC) of the hippocampus and caudate to other brain areas in OSA relative to control subjects, and to relate these changes to mood and neuropsychological scores...
May 10, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722955/increased-iron-deposition-on-brain-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-correlates-with-decreased-cognitive-function-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Lei Du, Zifang Zhao, Ailing Cui, Yijiang Zhu, Lu Zhang, Jing Liu, Sumin Shi, Chao Fu, Xiaowei Han, Wenwen Gao, Tianbin Song, Lizhi Xie, Lei Wang, Shilong Sun, Runcai Guo, Guolin Ma
The excessive accumulation of iron in deep gray structures is an important pathological characteristic in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is more specific than other imaging-based iron measurements modalities and allows non-invasively assessment of tissue magnetic susceptibility, which has been shown to correlate well to the brain iron levels. This study aimed to investigate the correlations between the magnetic susceptibility values of deep gray matter nuclei and the cognitive functions assessed by mini-mental state examination (MMSE) and montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA) in patients with the mild and moderate AD...
May 3, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713303/association-between-peripheral-inflammation-and-datscan-data-of-the-striatal-nuclei-in-different-motor-subtypes-of-parkinson-disease
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Hossein Sanjari Moghaddam, Farzaneh Ghazi Sherbaf, Mahtab Mojtahed Zadeh, Amir Ashraf-Ganjouei, Mohammad Hadi Aarabi
The interplay between peripheral and central inflammation has a significant role in dopaminergic neural death in nigrostriatal pathway, although no direct assessment of inflammation has been performed in relation to dopaminergic neuronal loss in striatal nuclei. In this study, the correlation of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a marker of peripheral inflammation to striatal binding ratios (SBRs) of DAT SPECT images in bilateral caudate and putamen nuclei was calculated in 388 drug-naïve early PD patients [288 tremor dominant (TD), 73 postural instability and gait difficulty (PIGD), and 27 indeterminate] and 148 controls...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709628/simultaneous-resting-state-fdg-pet-fmri-in-alzheimer-disease-relationship-between-glucose-metabolism-and-intrinsic-activity
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Rocco Marchitelli, Marco Aiello, Arnaud Cachia, Mario Quarantelli, Carlo Cavaliere, Alfredo Postiglione, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Patrizia Montella, Graziella Milan, Marco Salvatore, Elena Salvatore, Jean Claude Baron, Sabina Pappatà
Simultaneously evaluating resting-state brain glucose metabolism and intrinsic functional activity has potential to impact the clinical neurosciences of Alzheimer Disease (AD). Indeed, integrating such combined information obtained in the same physiological setting may clarify how impairments in neuroenergetic and neuronal function interact and contribute to the mechanisms underlying AD. The present study used this multimodality approach to investigate, by means of a hybrid PET/MR scanner, the coupling between glucose consumption and intrinsic functional activity in 23 patients with AD-related cognitive impairment ranging from amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to mild-moderate AD (aMCI/AD), in comparison with a group of 23 healthy elderly controls...
April 27, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695997/the-anatomo-electrical-network-underlying-hypermotor-seizures
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Xiu Wang, Wenhan Hu, Kai Zhang, Xiaoqiu Shao, Yanshan Ma, Lin Sang, Zhong Zheng, Chao Zhang, Junjv Li, Jian-Guo Zhang
Purpose: Hypermotor seizures (HMS) can be triggered by different epileptogenic foci and thus common symptomatic networks generating HMS may exist among these patients. The goal of the present study was to investigate the specialized networks underlying HMS by analyzing interictal 18 FDG-PET imaging and ictal stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) recordings. Methods: Fourteen patients with HMS were retrospectively analyzed. HMS were classified into HMS1 and HMS2 according to the speed and intensity of the motor seizure behavior...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676856/age-related-changes-in-cortical-and-subcortical-structures-of-healthy-adult-brains-a-surface-based-morphometry-study
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Fenglian Zheng, Yulin Liu, Zilong Yuan, Xiaodong Gao, Yaoyao He, Xiaojing Liu, Dong Cui, Rui Qi, Tiao Chen, Jianfeng Qiu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral structures in both cortical and subcortical regions change with aging. More specific and comprehensive studies are needed to better elucidate these changes. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationships between age and cerebral structures regarding cortical and subcortical changes. STUDY TYPE: Cross-cohort research. POPULATION: 54 healthy adults (28 females) aged 21-71 years. FIELD STRENGTH/SEQUENCE: T1 -weighted imaging was performed at 1...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648977/severe-tbi-patients-without-focal-lesion-but-with-behavioral-disorders-shrinkage-of-gray-matter-nuclei-and-thalamus-revealed-in-a-pilot-voxel-based-mri-study
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Alexis Ruet, Françoise Joyeux, Shailandra Segobin, Corinne Jokic, Béatrice Desgranges, Francis Eustache, Anne-Lise Pitel
After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), behavioral disorders can occur without major focal brain lesion and in this case, their pathophysiology remains unclear. The aim of this study is to examine whether TBI patients with behavioral disorders but without any focal damage, as observed from an initial clinical CT scan, present subtle volumetric alterations that could be measured voxel-by-voxel in the whole brain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Eight severe TBI male adults with behavioral sequela but without major focal cerebral lesion and 17 age-matched controls underwent a volumetric T1-weighted 1...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622707/paediatric-non-ketotic-hyperglycaemic-hemichorea-hemiballismus
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Cezar Thomas Reyes Suratos, James Albert Edward Lim Benitez, Sheen Corvera Urquiza, Cheryl Anne Lubaton Sacro
Non-ketotic hyperglycaemic hemichorea-hemiballismus (NHHH) is commonly seen among elderly Asian women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Here, we present a case of a 16-year-old Filipina with type 1 diabetes mellitus who is poorly compliant to her medications and subsequently developed right hemichorea-hemiballismus (HH). She was initially admitted with hyperglycaemia but was negative for ketonuria or metabolic acidosis. Neuroimaging showed bilateral lentiform nuclei and left caudate hyperdensities on CT and T1-weighted hyperintensity on MRI...
April 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620515/progress-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-chorea-acanthocytosis
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Yang Liu, Zi-Yuan Liu, Xin-Hua Wan, Yi Guo
Chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is the most common subtype of neuroacanthocytosis syndrome, characterized by the presence of acanthocytes and neurological disorders. It is thought to be caused by VPS13A mutations. Characteristic movement disorders in ChAc is choreiform movements affecting both trunk and extremities and prominent orolingual dyskinesia is pathognomonic. Acanthocytosis in peripheral blood smear, elevated serum creatine kinase and atrophy of heads of caudate nuclei and dilation of the anterior horn of the lateral ventricles in magnetic resonance imaging could assist the diagnosis of ChAc...
March 30, 2018: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573246/non-motor-symptom-burdens-are-not-associated-with-iron-accumulation-in-early-parkinson-s-disease-a-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-study
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Chaewon Shin, Seon Lee, Jee Young Lee, Jung Hyo Rhim, Sun Won Park
BACKGROUND: Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) has been used to measure iron accumulation in the deep nuclei of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study examined the relationship between non-motor symptoms (NMSs) and iron accumulation in the deep nuclei of patients with PD. METHODS: The QSM data were acquired from 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 29 patients with early PD and 19 normal controls. The Korean version of the NMS scale (K-NMSS) was used for evaluation of NMSs in patients...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555381/striatal-changes-in-parkinson-disease-an-investigation-of-morphology-functional-connectivity-and-their-relationship-to-clinical-symptoms
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Conor Owens-Walton, David Jakabek, Xiaozhen Li, Fiona A Wilkes, Mark Walterfang, Dennis Velakoulis, Danielle van Westen, Jeffrey C L Looi, Oskar Hansson
We sought to investigate morphological and resting state functional connectivity changes to the striatal nuclei in Parkinson disease (PD) and examine whether changes were associated with measures of clinical function. Striatal nuclei were manually segmented on 3T-T1 weighted MRI scans of 74 PD participants and 27 control subjects, quantitatively analysed for volume, shape and also functional connectivity using functional MRI data. Bilateral caudate nuclei and putamen volumes were significantly reduced in the PD cohort compared to controls...
March 7, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541052/relationships-between-serotonin-transporter-binding-in-the-raphe-nuclei-basal-ganglia-and-hippocampus-with-clinical-symptoms-in-cervical-dystonia-a-11-c-dasb-positron-emission-tomography-study
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Marenka Smit, David Vállez García, Bauke M de Jong, Evelien Zoons, Jan Booij, Rudi A Dierckx, Antoon T Willemsen, Erik F de Vries, Anna L Bartels, Marina A Tijssen
Purpose: Alterations of the central serotonergic system have been implicated in the pathophysiology of dystonia. In this molecular imaging study, we assessed whether altered presynaptic serotonin transporter (SERT) binding contributes to the pathophysiology of cervical dystonia (CD), concerning both motor and non-motor symptoms (NMS). Methods: We assessed the non-displaceable binding potential (BPND ) using the selective SERT tracer [11 C]DASB and positron emission tomography (PET) in 14 CD patients and 12 age- and gender-matched controls...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518566/abstinence-to-chronic-methamphetamine-switches-connectivity-between-striatal-hippocampal-and-sensorimotor-regions-and-increases-cerebral-blood-volume-response
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Ji-Kyung Choi, Grewo Lim, Yin-Ching Iris Chen, Bruce G Jenkins
Methamphetamine (meth), and other psychostimulants such as cocaine, present a persistent problem for society with chronic users being highly prone to relapse. We show, in a chronic methamphetamine administration model, that discontinuation of drug for more than a week produces much larger changes in overall meth-induced brain connectivity and cerebral blood volume (CBV) response than changes that occur immediately following meth administration. Areas showing the largest changes were hippocampal, limbic striatum and sensorimotor cortical regions as well as brain stem areas including the pedunculopontine tegmentum (PPTg) and pontine nuclei - regions known to be important in mediating reinstatement of drug-taking after abstinence...
July 1, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515425/dystonic-seizures-and-intense-hyperperfusion-of-the-basal-ganglia-in-a-patient-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
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Hideyuki Matsumoto, Hideji Hashida, Yukitoshi Takahashi
This report describes a rare case presenting with dystonic seizures due to anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis. The patient was an 18-year-old woman with repeated right-dominant dystonic seizures even under sedation. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) showed intense hyperperfusion of the caudate nuclei, putamen, globus pallidus, thalamus, and insula on the left side, suggesting encephalitis. Antibodies against NMDA receptors were detected in the sera and cerebrospinal fluids...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508249/atlas-of-the-striatum-and-globus-pallidus-in-the-tree-shrew-comparison-with-rat-and-mouse
#16
Rong-Jun Ni, Zhao-Huan Huang, Yu-Mian Shu, Yu Wang, Tao Li, Jiang-Ning Zhou
The striatum and globus pallidus are principal nuclei of the basal ganglia. Nissl- and acetylcholinesterase-stained sections of the tree shrew brain showed the neuroanatomical features of the caudate nucleus (Cd), internal capsule (ic), putamen (Pu), accumbens, internal globus pallidus, and external globus pallidus. The ic separated the dorsal striatum into the Cd and Pu in the tree shrew, but not in rats and mice. In addition, computer-based 3D images allowed a better understanding of the position and orientation of these structures...
March 5, 2018: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482345/subcortical-nuclei-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-volumetric-and-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-study
#17
Ming-Liang Wang, Xiao-Er Wei, Jian-Liang Fu, Wei Li, Meng-Meng Yu, Peng-Yang Li, Wen-Bin Li
Background Previous studies revealed that subcortical nuclei were harmed in the process of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Purpose To investigate the volumetric and diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) parameter changes of subcortical nuclei in AD and their relationship with cognitive function. Materials and Methods A total of 17 mild AD patients, 15 moderate to severe AD patients, and 16 controls underwent neuropsychological tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Volume, mean kurtosis (MK), mean diffusivity (MD), and fractional anisotropy (FA) were measured in hippocampus, thalamus, caudate, putamen, pallidum, and amygdala...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359833/functional-connectivity-maps-based-on-hippocampal-and-thalamic-dynamics-may-account-for-the-default-mode-network
#18
Tien-Wen Lee, Shao-Wei Xue
The default-mode network (DMN) has been reported to comprise a set of inter-connected transmodal cortical areas, including the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), medial prefrontal cortex, posterior inferior parietal lobule, lateral temporal region and others. However, the subcortical constituents of the DMN are still not clear. This study aimed to examine whether the correlation maps derived from subcortical structures may also account for neural pattern of the DMN. Structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and resting-state functional MRI scans of 36 subjects were selected from the Rockland sample (Nathan Kline Institute)...
March 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358270/high-predictive-value-of-brain-mri-imaging-in-primary-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-deficiency
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Isaure de Beaurepaire, David Grévent, Marlène Rio, Isabelle Desguerre, Pascale de Lonlay, Raphaël Levy, Volodia Dangouloff-Ros, Jean-Paul Bonnefont, Giulia Barcia, Benoit Funalot, Claude Besmond, Metodi D Metodiev, Benedetta Ruzzenente, Zahra Assouline, Arnold Munnich, Agnès Rötig, Nathalie Boddaert
BACKGROUND: Because the mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) is ubiquitous, its deficiency can theoretically give rise to any symptom in any organ or tissue at any age with any mode of inheritance, owing to the twofold genetic origin of respiratory enzyme machinery, that is, nuclear and mitochondrial. Not all respiratory enzyme deficiencies are primary and secondary or artefactual deficiency is frequently observed, leading to a number of misleading conclusions and inappropriate investigations in clinical practice...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324935/right-putamen-and-age-are-the-most-discriminant-features-to-diagnose-parkinson-s-disease-by-using-123-i-fp-cit-brain-spet-data-by-using-an-artificial-neural-network-classifier-a-classification-tree-clt
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S Cascianelli, C Tranfaglia, M L Fravolini, F Bianconi, M Minestrini, S Nuvoli, N Tambasco, M E Dottorini, B Palumbo
OBJECTIVE: The differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and other conditions, such as essential tremor and drug-induced parkinsonian syndrome or normal aging brain, represents a diagnostic challenge. 123 I-FP-CIT brain SPET is able to contribute to the differential diagnosis. Semiquantitative analysis of radiopharmaceutical uptake in basal ganglia (caudate nuclei and putamina) is very useful to support the diagnostic process. An artificial neural network classifier using 123 I-FP-CIT brain SPET data, a classification tree (CIT), was applied...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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