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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634624/population-averaged-macaque-brain-atlas-with-high-resolution-ex-vivo-dti-integrated-into-in-vivo-space
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Lei Feng, Tina Jeon, Qiaowen Yu, Minhui Ouyang, Qinmu Peng, Virendra Mishra, Mihovil Pletikos, Nenad Sestan, Michael I Miller, Susumu Mori, Steven Hsiao, Shuwei Liu, Hao Huang
Animal models of the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), the most widely used nonhuman primate, have been irreplaceable in neurobiological studies. However, a population-averaged macaque brain diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) atlas, including comprehensive gray and white matter labeling as well as bony and facial landmarks guiding invasive experimental procedures, is not available. The macaque white matter tract pathways and microstructures have been rarely recorded. Here, we established a population-averaged macaque brain atlas with high-resolution ex vivo DTI integrated into in vivo space incorporating bony and facial landmarks, and delineated microstructures and three-dimensional pathways of major white matter tracts in vivo MRI/DTI and ex vivo (postmortem) DTI of ten rhesus macaque brains were acquired...
June 20, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633499/lateralized-basal-ganglia-vulnerability-to-pesticide-exposure-in-asymptomatic-agricultural-workers
#2
Mechelle M Lewis, Nicholas W Sterling, Guangwei Du, Eun-Young Lee, Grace Shyu, Michael Goldenberg, Thomas Allen, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Shedra Amy Snipes, Byron C Jones, Honglei Chen, Richard B Mailman, Xuemei Huang
Background: Pesticide exposure is linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder marked by dopamine cell loss in the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia (BG) that often presents asymmetrically. We previously reported that pesticide-exposed agricultural workers (AW) have nigral diffusion tensor (DTI) changes. The current study sought to confirm this finding, and explore its hemisphere and regional specificity within BG structures using an independent sample population...
June 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631276/comparison-of-two-different-analysis-approaches-for-dti-free-water-corrected-and-uncorrected-maps-in-the-study-of-white-matter-microstructural-integrity-in-individuals-with-depression
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Maurizio Bergamino, Rayus Kuplicki, Teresa V Victor, Yoon-Hee Cha, Martin P Paulus
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has often been used to examine white matter (WM) tract abnormalities in depressed subjects, but these studies have yielded inconsistent results, probably, due to gender composition or small sample size. In this study, we applied different analysis pipelines to a relatively large sample of individuals with depression to determine whether previous findings in depression can be replicated with these pipelines. We used a "standard" DTI algorithm and maps computed through a free-water (FW) corrected DTI...
June 20, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627942/diffusion-imaging-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-impact-accelerated-rodent-model-a-pilot-study
#4
Zora Kikinis, Marc Muehlmann, Ofer Pasternak, Sharon Peled, Praveen Kulkarni, Craig Ferris, Sylvain Bouix, Yogesh Rathi, Inga K Koerte, Steve Pieper, Alexander Yarmarkovich, Caryn L Porter, Bruce S Kristal, Martha E Shenton
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: There is a need to understand pathologic processes of the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Previous studies report axonal injury and oedema in the first week after injury in a rodent model. This study aims to investigate the processes occurring 1 week after injury at the time of regeneration and degeneration using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the impact acceleration rat mTBI model. RESEARCH DESIGN: Eighteen rats were subjected to impact acceleration injury, and three rats served as sham controls...
June 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624562/impact-of-gradient-number-and-voxel-size-on-dti-tractography-for-resective-brain-surgery
#5
Friso W A Hoefnagels, Philip C de Witt Hamer, Petra J W Pouwels, Frederik Barkhof, W Peter Vandertop
OBJECTIVE: To explore quantitatively and qualitatively how the number of gradient directions (NGD) and spatial resolution (SR) affect DTI-tractography in patients planned for brain tumor surgery, using routine clinical MR-imaging protocols. METHODS: Of 67 patients with intracerebral lesions who had two different DTI-scans, three DTI-series were reconstructed to compare the effects of NGD and SR. Tractographies for four clinically relevant tracts (corticospinal tract, superior longitudinal fasciculus, optic radiation and inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus) were constructed with a probabilistic tracking algorithm and automated ROI-placement and compared for three quantitative measurements: tract volume, median fiber density and mean FA, using linear mixed-effects models...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623837/abnormal-asymmetry-in-benign-epilepsy-with-unilateral-and-bilateral-centrotemporal-spikes-a-combined-fmri-and-dti-study
#6
Weifang Cao, Yaodan Zhang, Changyue Hou, Fei Yang, Jinnan Gong, Sisi Jiang, Yue Huang, Ruhui Xiao, Cheng Luo, Xiaoming Wang, Dezhong Yao
Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is the most common idiopathic focal childhood epilepsy associated with either unilateral or bilateral epileptic discharge. Asymmetry as an important characteristic of the human brain is beneficial for brain functions. However, little is known about on asymmetry of BECTS patients with different epileptic spikes pattern. In the present study, we investigated functional and structural asymmetries in unilateral spikes BECTS (U_BECTS) patients and bilateral spikes BECTS (B_BECTS) patients using resting state functional magnetic resonance images and diffusion tensor imaging...
June 8, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609669/sex-differences-in-associations-between-white-matter-microstructure-and-gonadal-hormones-in-children-and-adolescents-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
#7
K A Uban, M M Herting, J R Wozniak, E R Sowell
Despite accumulating evidence from animal models demonstrating that prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) results in life-long neuroendocrine dysregulation, very little is known on this topic among humans with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). We expected that alterations in gonadal hormones might interfere with the typical development of white matter (WM) myelination, and in a sex-dependent manner, in human adolescents with FASD. In order to investigate this hypothesis, we used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess: 1) whether or not sex moderates the impact of PAE on WM microstructure; and 2) how gonadal hormones relate to alterations in WM microstructure in children and adolescents affected by PAE...
May 26, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604016/triglycerides-are-negatively-correlated-with-cognitive-function-in-nondemented-aging-adults
#8
Vishnu Parthasarathy, Darvis T Frazier, Brianne M Bettcher, Laura Jastrzab, Linda Chao, Bruce Reed, Dan Mungas, Michael Weiner, Charles DeCarli, Helena Chui, Joel H Kramer
OBJECTIVE: Vascular risk factors like hyperlipidemia may adversely affect brain function. We hypothesized that increased serum triglycerides are associated with decreased executive function and memory in nondemented elderly subjects. We also researched possible vascular mediators and white matter microstructure as assessed with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). DESIGN/METHOD: Participants were 251 nondemented elderly adults (54% male) with a mean age of 78 (SD = 6...
June 12, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602661/brain-arteriovenous-malformations-located-in-language-area-surgical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-language-deficits
#9
Yuming Jiao, Fuxin Lin, Jun Wu, Hao Li, Xin Chen, Zhicen Li, Ji Ma, Yong Cao, Shuo Wang, Jizong Zhao
OBJECT: Case selection for surgical treatment of language area brain arteriovenous malformations (L-BAVMs) remains difficult. This study aimed to determine the surgical outcomes and risk factors for postoperative language deficits (LD) in patients with L-BAVMs. METHODS: Patients with L-BAVMs who underwent microsurgical resection between September 2012 and June 2016 were reviewed. All patients had undergone preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
June 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600739/association-of-longitudinal-white-matter-degeneration-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-of-neurodegeneration-inflammation-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-late-middle-aged-adults
#10
Annie M Racine, Andrew P Merluzzi, Nagesh Adluru, Derek Norton, Rebecca L Koscik, Lindsay R Clark, Sara E Berman, Christopher R Nicholas, Sanjay Asthana, Andrew L Alexander, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Won Hwa Kim, Vikas Singh, Cynthia M Carlsson, Barbara B Bendlin, Sterling C Johnson
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by substantial neurodegeneration, including both cortical atrophy and loss of underlying white matter fiber tracts. Understanding longitudinal alterations to white matter may provide new insights into trajectories of brain change in both healthy aging and AD, and fluid biomarkers may be particularly useful in this effort. To examine this, 151 late-middle-aged participants enriched with risk for AD with at least one lumbar puncture and two diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) scans were selected for analysis from two large observational and longitudinally followed cohorts...
June 9, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597338/joint-representation-of-consistent-structural-and-functional-profiles-for-identification-of-common-cortical-landmarks
#11
Shu Zhang, Yu Zhao, Xi Jiang, Dinggang Shen, Tianming Liu
In the brain mapping field, there have been significant interests in representation of structural/functional profiles to establish structural/functional landmark correspondences across individuals and populations. For example, from the structural perspective, our previous studies have identified hundreds of consistent DICCCOL (dense individualized and common connectivity-based cortical landmarks) landmarks across individuals and populations, each of which possess consistent DTI-derived fiber connection patterns...
June 8, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596251/hypothalamic-atrophy-is-related-to-body-mass-index-and-age-at-onset-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Martin Gorges, Pauline Vercruysse, Hans-Peter Müller, Hans-Jürgen Huppertz, Angela Rosenbohm, Gabriele Nagel, Patrick Weydt, Åsa Petersén, Albert C Ludolph, Jan Kassubek, Luc Dupuis
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to study the hypothalamic volume in a cohort of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) including symptomatic and presymptomatic ALS mutation carriers. METHODS: High-resolution three-dimensional T1-weighted MRI datasets from 251 patients with sporadic ALS, 19 symptomatic and 32 presymptomatic ALS mutation carriers and 112 healthy controls (HC) were retrospectivally registered for manual delineation of the hypothalamus. The volume of the hypothalamus, in total or subdivided, was normalised to the intracranial volume and adjusted to age...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594884/correlation-between-white-matter-microstructure-and-executive-functions-suggests-early-developmental-influence-on-long-fibre-tracts-in-preterm-born-adolescents
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Brigitte Vollmer, Aiko Lundequist, Gustaf Mårtensson, Zoltan Nagy, Hugo Lagercrantz, Ann-Charlotte Smedler, Hans Forssberg
MAIN OBJECTIVES: Executive functions are frequently a weakness in children born preterm. We examined associations of executive functions and general cognitive abilities with brain structure in preterm born adolescents who were born with appropriate weight for gestational age and who have no radiological signs of preterm brain injury on neuroimaging. METHODS: The Stockholm Neonatal Project (SNP) is a longitudinal, population-based study of children born preterm (<36 weeks of gestation) with very low birth weight (<1501g) between 1988-1993...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592900/white-matter-microstructural-changes-are-related-to-cognitive-dysfunction-in-essential-tremor
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Julián Benito-León, Virginia Mato-Abad, Elan D Louis, Juan Antonio Hernández-Tamames, Juan Álvarez-Linera, Félix Bermejo-Pareja, Ángela Domingo-Santos, Luis Collado, Juan Pablo Romero
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies have detected white matter microstructural changes in essential tremor (ET). However, it is still unclear whether these changes are related to cognitive deficits, which have been described in ET patients. DTI-derived fractional anisotropy, mean diffusivity (MD), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity measures were compared between 23 ET patients and 23 age-, gender-, and education-matched healthy individuals, using whole-brain tract-based spatial statistics. Correlations of white matter changes with scores obtained from a detailed neuropsychological assessment were subsequently examined...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589541/female-specific-association-of-nos1-genotype-with-white-matter-microstructure-in-adhd-patients-and-controls
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Hanneke van Ewijk, Janita Bralten, Esther D A van Duin, Marina Hakobjan, Jan K Buitelaar, Dirk J Heslenfeld, Pieter J Hoekstra, Catharina Hartman, Martine Hoogman, Jaap Oosterlaan, Barbara Franke
BACKGROUND: The nitric oxide synthase gene (NOS1) exon 1f (ex1f) VNTR is a known genetic risk factor for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), particularly in females. NOS1 plays an important role in neurite outgrowth and may thus influence brain development, specifically white matter (WM) microstructure, which is known to be altered in ADHD. The current study aimed to investigate whether NOS1 is associated with WM microstructure in (female) individuals with and without ADHD...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587872/validation-of-an-automated-tractography-method-for-the-optic-radiations-as-a-biomarker-of-visual-acuity-in-neurofibromatosis-associated-optic-pathway-glioma
#16
REVIEW
Peter de Blank, Michael J Fisher, Haley Gittleman, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Chaitra Badve, Jeffrey I Berman
INTRODUCTION: Fractional anisotropy (FA) of the optic radiations has been associated with vision deficit in multiple intrinsic brain pathologies including NF1 associated optic pathway glioma, but hand-drawn regions of interest used in previous tractography methods limit consistency of this potential biomarker. We created an automated method to identify white matter tracts in the optic radiations and compared this method to previously reported hand-drawn tractography. METHOD: Automated tractography of the optic radiation using probabilistic streamline fiber tracking between the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus and the occipital cortex was compared to the hand-drawn method between regions of interest posterior to Meyer's loop and anterior to tract branching near the calcarine cortex...
June 3, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583455/brain-arteriovenous-malformations-located-in-premotor-cortex-surgical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-neurological-deficits
#17
Yuming Jiao, Fuxin Lin, Jun Wu, Hao Li, Xin Chen, Zhicen Li, Ji Ma, Yong Cao, Shuo Wang, Jizong Zhao
OBJECT: The premotor cortex (PMC) is known to have a dual role in both movement and language processing. Nevertheless, surgical outcomes of premotor cortex BAVMs (PMC-BAVMs) have not been well-defined. The aim of this study was to determine the surgical outcomes and risk factors for neurological deficits (ND) after surgery in patients with PMC-BAVMs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with PMC-BAVMs who underwent surgical resection of the nidus. All patients had undergone preoperative functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), MRI, 3D time-of-flight MRA (3D TOF-MRA) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579941/chronic-ketamine-exposure-causes-white-matter-microstructural-abnormalities-in-adolescent-cynomolgus-monkeys
#18
Qi Li, Lin Shi, Gang Lu, Hong-Luan Yu, Fu-Ki Yeung, Nai-Kei Wong, Lin Sun, Kai Liu, David Yew, Fang Pan, De-Feng Wang, Pak C Sham
Acute and repeated exposures to ketamine mimic aspects of positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia in humans. Recent studies by our group and others have shown that chronicity of ketamine use may be a key element for establishing a more valid model of cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. However, current understanding on the long-term consequences of ketamine exposure on brain circuits has remained incomplete, particularly with regard to microstructural changes of white matter tracts that underpin the neuropathology of schizophrenia...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577902/directional-sensitivity-of-anomalous-diffusion-in-human-brain-assessed-by-tensorial-fractional-motion-model
#19
Boyan Xu, Gaolang Gong, Yang Fan, Bing Wu, Jia-Hong Gao
Anisotropic diffusion in the nervous system is most commonly modeled by apparent diffusion tensor, which is based on regular diffusion theory. However, the departure of diffusion-induced signal attenuation from a mono-exponential form implies that there is anomalous diffusion. Recently, a novel diffusion NMR theory based on the fractional motion (FM) model, which is an anomalous diffusion model, has been proposed. While the FM model has been applied to both healthy subjects and tumor patients, its anisotropy in the nervous system remains elusive...
June 1, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576693/direct-laparoscopic-trocar-insertion-lessons-learned-from-nine-litigated-cases
#20
George A Vilos, Artin Ternamian, Angelos G Vilos, Basim Abu-Rafea, Cici Zhu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To report circumstances and clinical and medico-legal outcomes of nine litigated cases associated with direct trocar insertion (DTI) injuries to bowel (7 cases) and major vessel (2 cases) during primary laparoscopic access. DESIGN: Case series from 1990 through 2015. PATIENTS: Nine litigated cases. INTERVENTION: Retrospective review of medical and legal records of litigated cases in Canada reviewed by the primary author (GAV)...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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