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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915065/assessment-of-white-matter-transgression-during-neuroendoscopic-procedures-using-dti-fiber-tracking
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Sergio García, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, Arnau Benet, Laura Oleaga, José Juan González Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Presurgical planning allows anticipating intraoperative difficulties, increasing efficiency, and reducing risks. Neuroendoscopy is a minimally invasive technique whose related complications have been focused on cortical function and surface vessels injury. However, white matter disruption has been insufficiently acknowledged. OBJECTIVE: To present a new surgical planning method based on diffusion tensor image that allows quantifying subcortical transgression and optimizing neuroendoscopic trajectories...
November 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907119/gray-matter-hypoxia-in-the-brain-of-the-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Thomas W Johnson, Ying Wu, Nabeela Nathoo, James A Rogers, V Wee Yong, Jeff F Dunn
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a significant inflammatory component and may have significant gray matter (GM) pathophysiology. Brain oxygenation is a sensitive measurement of the balance between metabolic need and oxygen delivery. There is evidence that inflammation and hypoxia are interdependent. In this paper, we applied novel, implanted PO2 sensors to measure hypoxia in cortical and cerebellar GM, in an inflammation-induced mouse model of MS. OBJECTIVE: Quantify oxygenation in cortical and cerebellar GM in the awake, unrestrained experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model and to relate the results to symptom level and disease time-course...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906714/central-nervous-system-regulation-of-hepatic-lipid-and-lipoprotein-metabolism
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Jennifer Taher, Sarah Farr, Khosrow Adeli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatic lipid and lipoprotein metabolism is an important determinant of fasting dyslipidemia and the development of fatty liver disease. Although endocrine factors like insulin have known effects on hepatic lipid homeostasis, emerging evidence also supports a regulatory role for the central nervous system (CNS) and neuronal networks. This review summarizes evidence implicating a bidirectional liver-brain axis in maintaining metabolic lipid homeostasis, and discusses clinical implications in insulin-resistant states...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902556/stereological-quantification-of-age-related-changes-in-myelinated-fibers-of-rat-white-matter
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Chen Li, Lei Zhang, Fenglei Chao, Qian Xiao, Yanmin Luo, Yong Tang
We investigated changes in myelin sheaths in the myelinated fibers of subcortical white matter in young (6-8 months old), middle-aged (18 months old), and elderly (27-28 months old) female Long-Evans rats using transmission electron microscopy and unbiased stereological techniques. We observed three age-related changes in myelin sheaths in the white matter of elderly rats: local splitting of the major dense line, myelin ballooning, and the formation of abundant myelin sheaths. Stereological analysis showed that the total length of myelinated fibers in white matter was 115±12 km (mean±SD) in young rats, 135±21 km in middle-aged rats, and 62±11 km in elderly rats...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889934/vascular-cell-transcriptomic-changes-to-exercise-training-differ-directionally-along-and-between-skeletal-muscle-arteriolar-trees
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M Harold Laughlin, Hsiao T Yang, Darla L Tharp, R Scott Rector, Jaume Padilla, Douglas K Bowles
EXT-induced arteriolar adaptations in skeletal muscle are heterogeneous because of spatial variations in muscle fiber type composition and fiber recruitment patterns during exercise. The purpose of this report is to summarize a series of experiments conducted to test the hypothesis that changes in vascular gene expression are signaled by alterations in shear stress resulting from increases in blood flow, muscle fiber type composition and fiber recruitment patterns. We also report results from a follow-up study of Ankrd23, one gene whose expression was changed by EXT...
November 27, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888341/efficacy-of-the-transtemporal-approach-with-awake-brain-mapping-to-reach-the-dominant-posteromedial-temporal-lesions
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Kentaro Iijima, Kazuya Motomura, Lushun Chalise, Masaki Hirano, Atsushi Natsume, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
BACKGROUND: Surgeries for lesions in the dominant hippocampal and parahippocampal gyrus involving the posteromedial temporal regions are challenging to perform because they are located close to Wernicke's area; white matter fibers related with language; the optic radiations; and critical neurovascular structures. We performed a transtemporal approach with awake functional mapping for lesions affecting the dominant posteromedial temporal regions. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of awake craniotomy for these lesions...
November 25, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888085/high-definition-fiber-tractography-in-evaluation-and-surgical-planning-of-thalamopeduncular-pilocytic-astrocytomas-in-pediatric-population-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Emrah Celtikci, Pinar Celtikci, David Tiago Fernandes-Cabral, Murat Ucar, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, Alp Ozgun Borcek
OBJECTIVE: Thalamopeduncular tumors (TPTs) of the childhood present a challenge for neurosurgeons due to their eloquent location. Preoperative fiber tracking provides total or near-total resection, without additional neurological deficit. High-definition fiber tractography (HDFT) is an advanced white matter imaging technique derived from magnetic resonance imaging diffusion data, shown to overcome limitation of diffusion tensor imaging. We aimed to investigate alterations of corticospinal tract (CST) and medial lemniscus (ML) caused by TPTs and to demonstrate the application of HDFT in preoperative planning...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888083/clinical-and-imaging-evaluation-of-the-transuncus-selective-amygdalo-hippocampectomy
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Enrico Ghizoni, Roger Matias, Stefan Lieber, Brunno Machado de Campos, Clarissa Lin Yasuda, João Paulo Sant Ana Santos de Souza, Pamela Castro Pereira, Augusto Amato, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Tátila Martins Lopes, Helder Tedeschi, Fernando Cendes
BACKGROUND: Various reports described the transuncus approach (TU) as a selective route to the amygdala and hippocampus, but this approach has not yet being submitted to a solid post operative imaging analysis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the anatomy, surgical technique, postoperative imaging analysis and outcome in a series of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients who underwent to selective amigdalo-hippocampectomy (SHA) via TU. METHODS: This is a prospective study of 25 consecutive patients who underwent to selective amigdalo-hippocampectomy through TU...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886212/structural-and-functional-connectivity-of-default-mode-network-underlying-the-cognitive-impairment-in-late-onset-depression
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Yingying Yin, Xiaofu He, Mingze Xu, Zhenghua Hou, Xiaopeng Song, Yuxiu Sui, Zhi Liu, Wenhao Jiang, Yingying Yue, Yuqun Zhang, Yijun Liu, Yonggui Yuan
To identify the association between the functional and structural changes of default mode network (DMN) underlying the cognitive impairment in Late-onset depression (LOD), 32 LOD patients and 39 normal controls were recruited and underwent resting-state fMRI, DTI scans, and cognitive assessments. Seed-based correlation analysis was conducted to explore the functional connectivity (FC) of the DMN. Deterministic tractography between FC-impaired regions was performed to examine the structural connectivity (SC)...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884349/endotoxemia-accelerates-diaphragm-dysfunction-in-ventilated-rabbits
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Yi Yang, Tao Yu, Chun Pan, Federico Longhini, Ling Liu, Yingzi Huang, Fengmei Guo, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Ventilators may induce diaphragm dysfunction, and most of the septic population who are admitted to the intensive care unit require mechanical ventilation. However, there is no evidence that sepsis accelerates the onset of ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction or affects the microcirculation. Our study investigated whether lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemia accelerated diaphragm dysfunction in ventilated rabbits by evaluating microcirculation, lipid accumulation, and diaphragm contractility...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882296/white-matter-abnormalities-at-a-regional-and-voxel-level-in-focal-and-generalized-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Geertruida Slinger, Michel R T Sinke, Kees P J Braun, Willem M Otte
OBJECTIVE: Since the introduction of diffusion tensor imaging, white matter abnormalities in epilepsy have been studied extensively. However, the affected areas reported, the extent of abnormalities and the association with relevant clinical parameters are highly variable. We aimed to obtain a more consistent estimate of white matter abnormalities and their association with clinical parameters in different epilepsy types. METHODS: We systematically searched for differences in white matter fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity, at regional and voxel level, between people with epilepsy and healthy controls...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878764/the-involvement-of-supratentorial-white-matter-in-multiple-system-atrophy-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-tractography-study
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Po-Shan Wang, Chien-Li Yeh, Chia-Feng Lu, Hsiu-Mei Wu, Bing-Wen Soong, Yu-Te Wu
It has been assumed that cognitive disorder and visual-spatial disturbance in multiple system atrophy of the predominantly cerebellar type (MSA-C) are attributable to degradation of cerebellar function. The purpose of this study was to use diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography to determine if patients with MSA-C characterized in part by visual-spatial disorders and cognitive disorders have changes of the structural connectivity network of nerve fibers, and to further describe the structural connectivity network...
November 23, 2016: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871642/reduced-hemispheric-asymmetry-of-white-matter-microstructure-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ruth A Carper, Jeffrey M Treiber, Shannon Yandall DeJesus, Ralph-Axel Müller
OBJECTIVE: Many past studies have suggested atypical functional and anatomical hemispheric asymmetries in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, almost all of these have examined only language-related asymmetries. Here, we conduct a comprehensive investigation of microstructural asymmetries across a large number of fiber tracts in ASD. METHOD: We used diffusion tensor imaging for a comprehensive investigation of anatomical white matter asymmetries across the entire white matter skeleton, using tract-based spatial statistics in 41 children and adolescents with ASD and a matched group of 44 typically developing (TD) participants...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867354/a-symmetry-based-method-to-infer-structural-brain-networks-from-probabilistic-tractography-data
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Kamal Shadi, Saideh Bakhshi, David A Gutman, Helen S Mayberg, Constantine Dovrolis
Recent progress in diffusion MRI and tractography algorithms as well as the launch of the Human Connectome Project (HCP) have provided brain research with an abundance of structural connectivity data. In this work, we describe and evaluate a method that can infer the structural brain network that interconnects a given set of Regions of Interest (ROIs) from probabilistic tractography data. The proposed method, referred to as Minimum Asymmetry Network Inference Algorithm (MANIA), does not determine the connectivity between two ROIs based on an arbitrary connectivity threshold...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867131/neuronavigation-based-on-track-density-image-extracted-from-deterministic-high-definition-fiber-tractography-a-case-report
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Peng-Hu Wei, Fei Cong, Ge Chen, Ming-Chu Li, Xin-Guang Yu, Yu-Hai Bao
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging(DTI)-based navigation is unable to resolve crossing fibers or to determine with accuracy the fanning, origin, and termination of fibers. It is important to improve the accuracy of localizing white matter fibers for improved surgical approaches. We propose a solution to this problem using navigation based on track density imaging(TDI)extracted from high definition fiber tractography(HDFT). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 28-year-old asymptomatic female patient with a left-lateral ventricle meningioma was enrolled in the present study...
November 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867023/the-role-of-white-matter-microstructure-in-inhibitory-deficits-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Xiaoming Du, Peter Kochunov, Ann Summerfelt, Joshua Chiappelli, Fow-Sen Choa, L Elliot Hong
BACKGROUND: Inhibitory-excitatory (I-E) imbalance has increasingly been proposed as a fundamental mechanism giving rise to many schizophrenia-related pathophysiology. The integrity of I-E functions should require precise and rapid electrical signal transmission. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that part of the I-E abnormality in schizophrenia may originate from their known abnormal white matter connectivity that may interfere the I-E functions. METHODS: We test this using short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) vs...
November 12, 2016: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864081/genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-cortical-mean-diffusivity
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Jeremy A Elman, Matthew S Panizzon, Donald J Hagler, Christine Fennema-Notestine, Lisa T Eyler, Nathan A Gillespie, Michael C Neale, Michael J Lyons, Carol E Franz, Linda K McEvoy, Anders M Dale, William S Kremen
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an important tool in the early detection of age-related and neuropathological brain changes. Recent studies suggest that changes in mean diffusivity (MD) of cortical gray matter derived from diffusion MRI scans may be useful in detecting early effects of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and that these changes may be detected earlier than alterations associated with standard structural MRI measures such as cortical thickness. Thus, due to its potential clinical relevance, we examined the genetic and environmental influences on cortical MD in middle-aged men to provide support for the biological relevance of this measure and to guide future gene association studies...
November 15, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864005/changes-in-dti-parameters-in-the-optic-tracts-of-macaque-monkeys-with-monocular-blindness
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Yufeng Zhong, Zuohua Tang, Jinwei Qiang, Lingjie Wu, Rong Wang, Jie Wang, Lixin Jin, Zebin Xiao
For humans and non-human primates, the alteration of the visual pathway's white matter fibers after visual deprivation has been partially explored. However, the changes in the optic tracts after the transection of the optic nerve have not been well characterized. In the current study, we attempted to investigate the differences in optic tracts between normal and unilateral optic nerve transected macaque monkeys using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Four healthy neonatal macaque monkeys were randomly divided into 2 groups, with 2 in each group...
November 15, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861962/quality-assessment-of-dried-okara-as-a-source-of-production-of-gluten-free-flour
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María V Ostermann-Porcel, Ana N Rinaldoni, Laura T Rodriguez-Furlán, Mercedes E Campderrós
BACKGROUND: Okara is a by-product of soymilk and of tofu elaboration which is rich in protein, fiber and vegetable oils as a source of gluten-free flour. In order to take advantage of the nutritional characteristics of Okara and to be able to determine an appropriate drying methodology, a microwave, a rotary dryer and freeze-drying were assessed. Furthermore, flour with an enzymatic treatment was characterized as well as its functional, physicochemical and textural properties. RESULTS: The results showed that the physiochemical characteristics of the flour were affected by the drying process, reaching adequate water content, high protein and fiber content...
November 9, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859928/microstructural-changes-of-brain-in-patients-with-aromatic-l-amino-acid-decarboxylase-deficiency
#20
Wang-Tso Lee, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Wen-Chin Weng, Steven Shinn-Forng Peng
Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency is an uncommon inherited neurometabolic disease. The clinical presentations and MR findings in children with AADC deficiency were investigated. Total 12 children (6 boys, 6 girls), aged from 9 to 50 months (mean, 23 ±13 months), with AADC deficiency, were enrolled for analysis. Of 12 patients enrolled, clinical presentations included global developmental delay with generalized hypotonia in 12 (100%), dystonia in 12 (100%), oculogyric crisis in 12 (100%), and excessive sweating in 8 (67%)...
November 17, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
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