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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244086/cerebral-blood-flow-changes-after-radiation-therapy-identifies-pseudo-progression-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-gliomas
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Raphael Calmon, Stephanie Puget, Pascale Varlet, Volodia Dangouloff-Ros, Thomas Blauwblomme, Kevin Beccaria, David Grevent, Christian Sainte-Rose, David Castel, Marie-Anne Debily, Christelle Dufour, Stéphanie Bolle, Frederic Dhermain, Ana Saitovitch, Monica Zilbovicius, Francis Brunelle, Jacques Grill, Nathalie Boddaert
Background: The interval between progression and death in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is usually < 6 months. However, reports of longer patient survival following radiotherapy, in the presence of radiological signs of progression, suggest that these cases may be comparable to pseudo-progression observed in adult glioblastoma. Our aim was to identify such cases and compare their multimodal MRI features with those of patients that did not present the same evolution. Methods: Multimodal MRI of 43 children treated for DIPG were retrospectively selected at four time points: baseline, after-radiotherapy, during true-progression, and at the last-visit...
December 13, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243981/assessment-of-intracranial-venous-blood-flow-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-new-approach-to-diagnose-vasospasm-with-transcranial-color-coded-duplex-sonography
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Florian Connolly, Stephan J Schreiber, Christoph Leithner, Georg Bohner, Peter Vajkoczy, José M Valdueza
OBJECTIVE Transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) is a reliable tool that is used to assess vasospasm in the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A distinct increase in blood flow velocity (BFV) is the principal criterion for vasospasm. The MCA/internal carotid artery (ICA) index (Lindegaard Index) is also widely used to distinguish between vasospasm and cerebral hyperperfusion. However, extracranial ultrasonography assessment of the neck vessels might be difficult in an intensive care unit...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243191/pharmacologically-induced-impairment-of-neurovascular-coupling-responses-alters-gait-coordination-in-mice
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Stefano Tarantini, Andriy Yabluchanksiy, Gábor A Fülöp, Peter Hertelendy, M Noa Valcarcel-Ares, Tamas Kiss, Jonathan M Bagwell, Daniel O'Connor, Eszter Farkas, Farzaneh Sorond, Anna Csiszar, Zoltan Ungvari
There is correlative evidence that impaired cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation, in addition to promoting cognitive impairment, is also associated with alterations in gait and development of falls in elderly people. CBF is adjusted to neuronal activity via neurovascular coupling (NVC) and this mechanism becomes progressively impaired with age. To establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship between impaired NVC and gait abnormalities, we induced neurovascular uncoupling pharmacologically in young C57BL/6 mice by inhibiting the synthesis of vasodilator mediators involved in NVC...
December 14, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243157/why-is-a-prone-sleeping-position-dangerous-for-certain-infants
#4
Roger W Byard, Fiona Bright, Robert Vink
The prone (face down) sleeping position is known to be associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS), however, the reasons for this are unclear. Suggested mechanisms have involved suffocation from occlusion of the external airways by soft bedding/pillows or from flattening of the nose with backward displacement of the tongue, rebreathing of carbon dioxide, blunting of arousal responses with decreased cardiac responses to auditory stimulation, diaphragmatic splinting or fatigue, lowering of vasomotor tone with tachycardia, nasopharyngeal bacterial overgrowth, overheating, alteration of sleep patterns, compromise of cerebral blood flow and upper airway obstruction from distortion of nasal cartilages...
December 14, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240808/altered-cerebral-hemodyamics-and-cortical-thinning-in-asymptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Randolph S Marshall, Iris Asllani, Marykay A Pavol, Ying-Kuen Cheung, Ronald M Lazar
Cortical thinning is a potentially important biomarker, but the pathophysiology in cerebrovascular disease is unknown. We investigated the association between regional cortical blood flow and regional cortical thickness in patients with asymptomatic unilateral high-grade internal carotid artery disease without stroke. Twenty-nine patients underwent high resolution anatomical and single-delay, pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging with partial volume correction to assess gray matter baseline flow...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239696/compression-garments-and-cerebral-blood-flow-influence-on-cognitive-and-exercise-performance
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Brittany A Smale, Joseph M Northey, Disa J Smee, Nathan G Versey, Ben Rattray
This study aimed to describe the effect of compression garments on middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity (MCAv) in relation to cognitive and exercise performance whilst cycling. In a randomised-controlled-cross-over design, 15 well-trained male cyclists were recruited to participate in three identical trials wearing loose fitting shorts (control), low-grade, or medium-grade compression garments. The protocol involved four 8 min increments of cycling at 30%, 50%, 70%, and 85% maximal power output and a 4 km time-trial...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238007/diagnostic-performance-of-arterial-spin-labeling-for-grading-nonenhancing-astrocytic-tumors
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Delgerdalai Khashbat, Masafumi Harada, Takashi Abe, Mungunbagana Ganbold, Seiji Iwamoto, Naoto Uyama, Saho Irahara, Youichi Otomi, Teruyoshi Kageji, Shinji Nagahiro
PURPOSE: We evaluated the utility of arterial spin labeling (ASL) imaging of tumor blood flow (TBF) for grading non-enhancing astrocytic tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen non-enhancing astrocytomas were divided into high-grade (n = 7) and low-grade (n = 6) groups. Both ASL and conventional sequences were acquired using the same magnetic resonance machine. Intratumoral absolute maximum TBF (TBFmax), absolute mean TBF (TBFmean), and corresponding values normalized to cerebral blood flow (TBFmax and TBFmean ratios) were measured...
December 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235741/a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words-art-and-medicine
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REVIEW
Shani Dahan, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Medical practice is a form of art, with each complex detail essential to the welfare of the individuals in the care of the physician. Art and medicine have shared a close relationship in a variety of ways for centuries, as demonstrated by anatomical drawings and textbooks from the 16th century. Leonardo da Vinci, driven by his fascination with the details of the human body and how it functioned, succeeded in creating an anatomical model of the cerebral ventricles and the aorta using molten wax and a glass structure, respectively (Heart and Its Blood Vessels)...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235099/variations-from-morning-to-afternoon-of-middle-cerebral-and-umbilical-artery-blood-flow-and-fetal-heart-rate-variability-and-fetal-characteristics-in-the-normally-developing-fetus
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Tehila Avitan, Ari Sanders, Ursula Brain, Dan Rurak, Tim F Oberlander, Ken Lim
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there are changes in maternal uterine blood flow, fetal brain blood flow, fetal heart rate variability, and umbilical blood flow between morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) in healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective study, 68 uncomplicated singleton pregnancies (mean 35 + 0.7 weeks gestation) underwent a standard observational protocol at both 08:00 (AM) and 13:30 (PM) of the same day. This protocol included Doppler measurements of uterine, umbilical, and fetal middle cerebral artery (MCA) volume flow parameters (flow, HR, peak systolic velocity [PSV], PI, and RI) followed by computerized cardiotocography...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234724/lower-cerebral-blood-flow-in-subjects-with-alzheimer-s-dementia-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-subjective-cognitive-decline-using-two-dimensional-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jolien F Leijenaar, Ingrid S van Maurik, Joost P A Kuijer, Wiesje M van der Flier, Philip Scheltens, Frederik Barkhof, Niels D Prins
Introduction: In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to detect differences in cerebral blood flow (CBF) between subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and subjective cognitive decline (SCD), using two-dimensional phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Methods: We included 74 AD patients (67 years, 51% female), 36 MCI patients (66 years, 33% female), and 62 patients with SCD (60 years, 32% female) from the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234599/selecting-the-most-relevant-brain-regions-to-discriminate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-from-healthy-controls-using-multiple-kernel-learning-a-comparison-across-functional-and-structural-imaging-modalities-and-atlases
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Jane Maryam Rondina, Luiz Kobuti Ferreira, Fabio Luis de Souza Duran, Rodrigo Kubo, Carla Rachel Ono, Claudia Costa Leite, Jerusa Smid, Ricardo Nitrini, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Geraldo F Busatto
Background: Machine learning techniques such as support vector machine (SVM) have been applied recently in order to accurately classify individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on neuroimaging data. However, the multivariate nature of the SVM approach often precludes the identification of the brain regions that contribute most to classification accuracy. Multiple kernel learning (MKL) is a sparse machine learning method that allows the identification of the most relevant sources for the classification...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234598/investigating-structural-and-perfusion-deficits-due-to-repeated-head-trauma-in-active-professional-fighters
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Virendra Mishra, Karthik Sreenivasan, Sarah J Banks, Xiaowei Zhuang, Zhengshi Yang, Dietmar Cordes, Charles Bernick
Repeated head trauma experienced by active professional fighters results in various structural, functional and perfusion damage. However, whether there are common regions of structural and perfusion damage due to fighting and whether these structural and perfusion differences are associated with neuropsychological measurements in active professional fighters is still unknown. To that end, T1-weighted and pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling MRI on a group of healthy controls and active professional fighters were acquired...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234089/impact-of-treatment-on-resting-cerebral-blood-flow-and-metabolism-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-meta-analysis
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A L van der Straten, D Denys, G A van Wingen
Neurobiological models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) posit that its clinical symptoms such as repetitive thoughts and behaviors are related to hyperactivity in the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) circuit. Small scale neuroimaging studies have shown that treatment of OCD is associated with reduced activity across different brain structures within this circuitry. We performed the first meta-analysis of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies that investigated cerebral blood flow or glucose metabolism in patients with OCD before and after pharmacological or psychological treatment...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232823/improving-cerebral-blood-flow-after-arterial-recanalization-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-in-stroke
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REVIEW
Mohamad El Amki, Susanne Wegener
Ischemic stroke is caused by a disruption in blood supply to a region of the brain. It induces dysfunction of brain cells and networks, resulting in sudden neurological deficits. The cause of stroke is vascular, but the consequences are neurological. Decades of research have focused on finding new strategies to reduce the neural damage after cerebral ischemia. However, despite the incredibly huge investment, all strategies targeting neuroprotection have failed to demonstrate clinical efficacy. Today, treatment for stroke consists of dealing with the cause, attempting to remove the occluding blood clot and recanalize the vessel...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231781/dynamic-autoregulation-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-non-invasively-with-fast-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy
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Ashwin B Parthasarathy, Kimberly P Gannon, Wesley B Baker, Christopher G Favilla, Ramani Balu, Scott E Kasner, Arjun G Yodh, John A Detre, Michael T Mullen
Cerebral autoregulation (CA) maintains cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the presence of systemic blood pressure changes. Brain injury can cause loss of CA and resulting dysregulation of CBF, and the degree of CA impairment is a functional indicator of cerebral tissue health. Here, we demonstrate a new approach to noninvasively estimate cerebral autoregulation in healthy adult volunteers. The approach employs pulsatile CBF measurements obtained using high-speed diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS). Rapid thigh-cuff deflation initiates a chain of responses that permits estimation of rates of dynamic autoregulation in the cerebral microvasculature...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231236/relevance-of-the-cerebral-collateral-circulation-in-ischaemic-stroke-time-is-brain-but-collaterals-set-the-pace
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Simon Jung, Roland Wiest, Jan Gralla, Richard McKinley, Heinrich Mattle, David Liebeskind
Blood supply to the brain is secured by an extensive collateral circulation system, which can be divided into primary routes, i.e., the Circle of Willis, and secondary routes, e.g., collaterals from the external to the internal carotid artery and leptomeningeal collaterals. Collateral flow is the basis for acute stroke treatment, since neurones will only survive long enough to be rescued with reperfusion therapies if there is sufficient collateral flow. Poor collateral flow is associated with worse outcome and faster growth of larger infarcts in acute stroke treatment...
December 12, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229306/pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-quantification-in-anemic-subjects-with-hyperemic-cerebral-blood-flow
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Adam Bush, Yaqiong Chai, So Young Choi, Lena Vaclavu, Scott Holland, Aart Nederveen, Thomas Coates, John Wood
PURPOSE: To investigate possible sources of quantification errors in global cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurements by comparing pseudo continuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) and phase contrast (PC) MRI in anemic, hyperemic subjects. METHODS: All studies were performed on a Philips 3T Achieva MRI scanner. PC and PCASL CBF examinations were performed in 10 healthy, young adult subjects and 18 young adults with chronic anemia syndromes including sickle cell disease and thalassemia...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229240/brain-functional-and-perfusional-alterations-in-schizophrenia-an-arterial-spin-labeling-study
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Ícaro A F Oliveira, Tiago M Guimarães, Roberto M Souza, Antônio C Dos Santos, João Paulo Machado-de-Sousa, Jaime E C Hallak, Renata F Leoni
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects the anatomy and function of the brain, with an impact on one's thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The purpose of the study was to investigate cerebral blood flow (CBF) and brain connectivity in a group of patients with schizophrenia. Pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) images were acquired from 28 patients in treatment and 28 age-matched healthy controls. Mean CBF and connectivity patterns were assessed. Schizophrenia patients had decreased CBF in the bilateral frontal pole and superior frontal gyrus, right medial frontal gyrus, triangular and opercular parts of the inferior frontal gyrus, posterior division of the left supramarginal gyrus, superior and inferior divisions of the left lateral occipital cortex, and bilateral occipital pole...
December 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228889/acute-and-chronic-changes-in-brain-activity-with-deep-brain-stimulation-for-refractory-depression
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Silke Conen, Julian C Matthews, Nikunj K Patel, José Anton-Rodriguez, Peter S Talbot
Deep brain stimulation is a potential option for patients with treatment-refractory depression. Deep brain stimulation benefits have been reported when targeting either the subgenual cingulate or ventral anterior capsule/nucleus accumbens. However, not all patients respond and optimum stimulation-site is uncertain. We compared deep brain stimulation of the subgenual cingulate and ventral anterior capsule/nucleus accumbens separately and combined in the same seven treatment-refractory depression patients, and investigated regional cerebral blood flow changes associated with acute and chronic deep brain stimulation...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227585/effect-of-ultrafiltration-on-placental-fetal-blood-flow-in-pregnancy-of-woman-undergoing-chronic-hemodialysis
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Luiz Paulo José Marques, Paulo Roberto Silva Marinho, Regina Rocco, Caroline de Azevedo Martins, Henrique Novo Costa Pereira, Ana Clara Lopes Barbosa Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Patient who was undergoing hemodialysis (HD) thrice weekly usually gain 1 to 4 kg of weight in interdialytic period, mainly due to fluid accumulation by ingestion of water. Ultrafiltration (UF) during HD will be need to remove fluid excess to avoid severe medical complications secondary to fluid overload. However, in pregnant woman UF can increase the episodes of intradialytic hypotension which may lead to placental ischemic injury and predispose to fetal distress. There is little information about safe fluid amount withdrawn by UF during pregnancy...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
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