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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914724/the-role-of-brain-structure-in-predicting-adherence-to-a-physical-activity-regimen
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Swathi Gujral, Edward McAuley, Lauren E Oberlin, Arthur F Kramer, Kirk I Erickson
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity is important for maintaining health throughout the lifespan. However, adherence to PA regimens is poor with approximately 50% of older adults terminating activity intervention programs within 6 months. In this study we tested whether gray matter volume and white matter microstructural integrity prior to the initiation of a PA intervention predicts PA adherence. METHODS: 159 adults aged 60-80 years were randomly assigned to a moderate-intensity aerobic walking condition or a non-aerobic stretching and toning condition...
September 13, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911257/fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis-the-contribution-of-resting-state-functional-connectivity-reorganization
#2
Alvino Bisecco, Federica Di Nardo, Renato Docimo, Giuseppina Caiazzo, Alessandro d'Ambrosio, Simona Bonavita, Rocco Capuano, Leonardo Sinisi, Mario Cirillo, Fabrizio Esposito, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Antonio Gallo
OBJECTIVES: To investigate resting-state functional connectivity (RS-FC) of the default-mode network (DMN) and of sensorimotor network (SMN) network in relapsing remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with fatigue (F) and without fatigue(NF). METHODS: In all, 59 RRMS patients and 29 healthy controls (HC) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol including resting-state fMRI (RS-fMRI). Functional connectivity of the DMN and SMN was evaluated by independent component analysis (ICA)...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904460/juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-with-frontal-executive-dysfunction-is-associated-with-reduced-gray-matter-volume-by-voxel-based-morphometry
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Sreeja H Pillai, Sheelakumari Raghavan, Mrudula Mathew, Geetha M Gopalan, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Sankara Sarma, Sanjeev V Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Frontal executive dysfunction (FED) and abnormalities in volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been described in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). We aimed to compare JME patients with and without FED by group analysis of voxel-based morphometric (VBM) estimates of brain volume in MRI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We studied frontal executive functions in patients with JME and analyzed the possible association of FED with their demographic, clinical, and electrographic characteristics...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899821/correlation-between-brain-circuit-segregation-and-obesity
#4
Hse-Huang Chao, Yin-To Liao, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen, Cheng-Jui Li, Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Jun-Cheng Weng
Obesity is a major public health problem. Herein, we aim to identify the correlation between brain circuit segregation and obesity using multimodal functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques and analysis. Twenty obese patients (BMI=37.66±5.07) and 30 healthy controls (BMI=22.64±3.45) were compared using neuroimaging and assessed for symptoms of anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). All participants underwent resting-state fMRI (rs-fMRI) and T1-weighted imaging using a 1...
September 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899759/hippocampal-metabolism-and-prefrontal-brain-structure-a-combined-1h-mr-spectroscopy-neuropsychological-and-voxel-based-morphometry-vbm-study
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Johanna Steinke, Christian Gaser, Kerstin Langbein, Maren Dietzek, Alexander Gussew, Jürgen R Reichenbach, Stefan Smesny, Heinrich Sauer, Igor Nenadić
Hippocampal structural and functional integrity impacts on multiple remote areas of the brain, and this connectivity is central to multiple cognitive functions in healthy and disease. We studied associations of hippocampal metabolic markers N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) and glutamate (Glu and Glx; assessed with 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and brain grey matter (studied with voxel-based morphometry, VBM) in 20 healthy subjects. We found a significant correlation between right hippocampal NAA and left ventrolateral prefrontal cortical grey matter (TFCE, p<0...
September 9, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888350/anterior-cingulate-cortex-grey-matter-volume-abnormalities-in-adolescents-with-ptsd-after-childhood-sexual-abuse
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Mirjam A Rinne-Albers, J Nienke Pannekoek, Marie-José van Hoof, Natasja D van Lang, Francien Lamers-Winkelman, Serge A Rombouts, Nic J van der Wee, Robert R Vermeiren
Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) substantially increase the risk of later psychiatric and somatic pathology. While neurobiological factors are likely to play a mediating role, specific insights are lacking. The scarce neuroimaging studies in traumatised pediatric populations have provided inconsistent results, potentially due to the inclusion of different types of trauma. To further improve our understanding of the neurobiology of pediatric psychotrauma, this study seeks to investigate abnormalities in grey matter volume (GMV) in a homogeneous group of adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the relationship between GMV and symptom severity...
September 6, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883807/comparing-cat12-and-vbm8-for-detecting-brain-morphological-abnormalities-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#7
Farnaz Farokhian, Iman Beheshti, Daichi Sone, Hiroshi Matsuda
The identification of the brain morphological alterations that play important roles in neurodegenerative/neurological diseases will contribute to our understanding of the causes of these diseases. Various automated software programs are designed to provide an automatic framework to detect brain morphological changes in structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. A voxel-based morphometry (VBM) analysis can also be used for the detection of brain volumetric abnormalities. Here, we compared gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) abnormality results obtained by a VBM analysis using the Computational Anatomy Toolbox (CAT12) via the current version of Statistical Parametric Mapping software (SPM12) with the results obtained by a VBM analysis using the VBM8 toolbox implemented in the older software SPM8, in adult temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients with (n = 51) and without (n = 57) hippocampus sclerosis (HS), compared to healthy adult controls (n = 28)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878479/prediction-of-prognosis-of-upper-extremity-function-following-stroke-related-paralysis-using-brain-imaging
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Akira Nakashima, Takefumi Moriuchi, Wataru Mitsunaga, Takehito Yonezawa, Hideki Kataoka, Ryusei Nakashima, Tetsuji Koizumi, Tadashi Shimizu, Nobutoshi Ryu, Toshio Higashi
[Purpose] Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has attracted attention as a method for determining prognosis following paralysis after stroke. However, DTI can assess the degree of damage to the corticospinal tract but cannot evaluate other brain regions. In this study, we examined in detail the prognosis of upper-limb function of the paralyzed side following stroke, using DTI and voxel-based morphometry (VBM). [Subjects and Methods] We studied 17 consecutive patients diagnosed with stroke, including hemorrhagic and ischemic types, who exhibited hemiparesis and were treated in our hospital...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871117/conjoint-and-dissociated-structural-and-functional-abnormalities-in-first-episode-drug-naive-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-multimodal-meta-analysis
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Weina Wang, Youjin Zhao, Xinyu Hu, Xiaoqi Huang, Weihong Kuang, Su Lui, Graham J Kemp, Qiyong Gong
Published MRI evidence of structural and resting-state functional brain abnormalities in MDD has been inconsistent. To eliminate interference by repeated disease episodes and antidepressant treatment, we conducted the first multimodal voxel-wise meta-analysis of studies of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) in first-episode drug-naive MDD patients, using the Seed-based d Mapping method (SDM). Fifteen VBM data sets and 11 ALFF data sets were included. SDM-based multimodal meta-analysis was used to highlight brain regions with both structural and functional abnormalities...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870884/a-combined-vbm-and-dti-study-of-schizophrenia-bilateral-decreased-insula-volume-and-cerebral-white-matter-disintegrity-corresponding-to-subinsular-white-matter-projections-unlinked-to-clinical-symptomatology
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Aslıhan Onay, Hale Yapıcı Eser, Çiğdem Ulaşoğlu Yıldız, Selçuk Aslan, Erhan Turgut Talı
PURPOSE: Grey matter and white matter changes within the brain are well defined in schizophrenia. However, most studies focused on either grey matter changes or white matter integrity separately; only in limited number of studies these changes were interpreted in the same frame. In addition, the relationship of these findings with clinical variables is not clearly established. Here, we aimed to investigate the grey matter and white matter changes in schizophrenia patients and exhibit the relation of these imaging findings with clinical variables...
September 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861001/increased-gray-matter-volume-and-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-somatosensory-cortex-and-their-relationship-with-autistic-symptoms-in-young-boys-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Jia Wang, Kuang Fu, Lei Chen, Xujun Duan, Xiaonan Guo, Heng Chen, Qiong Wu, Wei Xia, Lijie Wu, Huafu Chen
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been widely recognized as a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. A large number of neuroimaging studies suggest abnormalities in brain structure and function of patients with ASD, but there is still no consistent conclusion. We sought to investigate both of the structural and functional brain changes in 3-7-year-old children with ASD compared with typically developing controls (TDs), and to assess whether these alterations are associated with autistic behavioral symptoms. Firstly, we applied an optimized method of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) analysis on structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) data to assess the differences of gray matter volume (GMV) between 31 autistic boys aged 3-7 and 31 age- and handness-matched male TDs...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860557/differential-cortical-gray-matter-deficits-in-adolescent-and-adult-onset-first-episode-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Chengcheng Zhang, Qiang Wang, Peiyan Ni, Wei Deng, Yinfei Li, Liansheng Zhao, Xiaohong Ma, Yingcheng Wang, Hua Yu, Xiaojing Li, Pingping Zhang, Yajing Meng, Sugai Liang, Mingli Li, Tao Li
The current study aimed to explore age-variant trait differences of cortical gray matter volume (GMV) in a unique sample of first-episode and treatment-naïve patients with schizophrenia. A total of 158 subjects, including 26 adolescent-onset patients and 49 adult-onset patients as well as 83 age- and gender-matched controls were scanned using a 3T MRI scanner. Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) following Diffeomorphic Anatomical Registration Through Exponentiated Lie algebra (DARTEL) was used to explore group differences between patients and controls in regional GMV...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859906/a-systematic-linguistic-profile-of-spontaneous-narrative-speech-in-pre-symptomatic-and-early-stage-huntington-s-disease
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Wolfram Hinzen, Joana Rosselló, Cati Morey, Estela Camara, Clara Garcia-Gorro, Raymond Salvador, Ruth de Diego-Balaguer
Cognitive decline accompanying the clinically more salient motor symptoms of Huntington's disease (HD) has been widely noted and can precede motor symptoms onset. Less clear is how such decline bears on language functions in everyday life, though a small number of experimental studies have revealed difficulties with the application of rule-based aspects of language in early stages of the disease. Here we aimed to determine whether there is a systematic linguistic profile that characterizes spontaneous narrative speech in both pre-manifest and/or early manifest HD, and how it is related to striatal degeneration and neuropsychological profiles...
August 9, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855654/a-meta-analysis-of-voxel-based-brain-morphometry-studies-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#14
Yan Shi, Lizhou Chen, Taolin Chen, Lei Li, Jing Dai, Su Lui, Xiaoqi Huang, John A Sweeney, Qiyong Gong
Gray matter (GM) anomalies may represent a critical pathology underlying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the evidence regarding their clinical relevance is inconsistent. We conducted a meta-analysis of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies of patients with OSA to identify their brain abnormalities. A systematic search was conducted based on PRISMA guidelines, and a meta-analysis was performed using the anisotropic effect-size-based algorithms (ASE-SDM) to quantitatively estimate regional GM changes in patients with OSA...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846745/comparison-of-cognitive-and-brain-grey-matter-volume-profiles-between-multiple-sclerosis-and-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#15
Hiroki Masuda, Shigeki Hirano, Nobuyoshi Takahashi, Etsuko Hatsugano, Akiyuki Uzawa, Tomohiko Uchida, Ryohei Ohtani, Satoshi Kuwabara, Masahiro Mori
OBJECTIVE: Brain regions responsible for cognitive dysfunction in MS and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) are not known. Our aim of this study was to investigate whether cognitive function and brain volume differed between MS and NMOSD in Japanese patients. METHODS: Brain MRI and neuropsychological tests including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III), Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised (WMS-R), Trail Making Test (TMT) and Clinical Assessment for Attention (CAT) were performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842567/insular-atrophy-at-the-prodromal-stage-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-a-vbm-dartel-study
#16
Daniel Roquet, Vincent Noblet, Pierre Anthony, Nathalie Philippi, Catherine Demuynck, Benjamin Cretin, Catherine Martin-Hunyadi, Paulo Loureiro de Sousa, Frédéric Blanc
Diffuse atrophy including the insula was previously demonstrated in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) patients but little is known about the prodromal stage of DLB (pro-DLB). In this prospective study, we used SPM8-DARTEL to measure gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) atrophy in pro-DLB patients (n = 54), prodromal Alzheimer's disease (pro-AD) patients (n = 16), DLB patients at the stage of dementia (mild-DLB) (n = 15), and Alzheimer's disease patients at the stage of dementia (mild-AD) (n = 28), and compared them with healthy elderly controls (HC, n = 22)...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828757/longitudinal-alterations-of-local-spontaneous-brain-activity-in-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Qiaoling Zeng, Xiaojun Guan, Jason C F Law Yan Lun, Zhujing Shen, Tao Guo, Min Xuan, Quanquan Gu, Xiaojun Xu, Min Chen, Minming Zhang
We used resting-state fMRI to evaluate longitudinal alterations in local spontaneous brain activity in Parkinson's disease (PD) over a 2-year period. Data were acquired from 23 PD patients at baseline and follow-up, and 27 age- and sex-matched normal controls. Regional homogeneity (ReHo) and voxel-based-morphometry (VBM) were used to identify differences in local spontaneous brain activity and grey matter volume. With disease progression, we observed a progressive decrease in ReHo in the sensorimotor cortex, default-mode network, and left cerebellum, but increased ReHo in the supplementary motor area, bilateral temporal gyrus, and hippocampus...
August 21, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816193/gingival-zenith-positions-and-levels-of-maxillary-anterior-dentition-in-cases-of-bimaxillary-protrusion-a-morphometric-analysis
#18
Snigdha Gowd, T Shankar, Suravi Chatterjee, Pritam Mohanty, Nivedita Sahoo, Srinivas Baratam
AIM: To investigate the two clinical parameters, such as gingival zenith positions (GZPs) and gingival zenith levels (GZLs), of maxillary anterior dentition in bimaxillary protrusion cases and collate it with severiety of crown inclination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gingival zenith position and GZL in 40 healthy patients (29 females and 11 males) with an average age of 21.5 years were assessed. Inclusion criteria involved absence of periodontal diseases, Angle's class I molar relationship, and upper anterior proclination within 25 to 45° based on Steiner's analysis; exclusion criteria included spacing, crowding, anterior restoration and teeth with incisor attrition or rotation...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809160/w-n-tio2-with-positive-enough-level-of-valence-band-maximum-and-narrowing-bandgap-for-selective-aerobic-oxidation-in-visible-light-irradiation
#19
Mingming Zou, Lu Feng, Zhang Bingxue, Xinxin Zhou, Minghui Yang
A kind of surface complex (Triethylamine and mesoporous W-N-TiO2 microspheres with large surface area: 117.5 m2g-1) catalysis were achieved via visible-light photoredox catalysis. Triethylamine behaves as a true redox mediator due to donating ability seems to be highly favorable. With lower bandgap (2.43 eV) and more positive level of VBM (2.905 V), W-N-TiO2 sample has ability to play active catalytic role yielding excellent conversion of the selective oxidation of thioanisole (75.16 %) within 12 h visible light irradiation...
August 15, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802959/a-combined-tract-based-spatial-statistics-and-voxel-based-morphometry-study-of-the-first-mri-scan-after-diagnosis-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-with-subgroup-analysis
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A R Alruwaili, K Pannek, A Coulthard, R Henderson, N D Kurniawan, P McCombe
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study aims to compare the cortical and subcortical deep gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) of ALS subjects and controls and to compare ALS subjects with (ALScog) and without (ALSnon-cog) cognitive impairment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed in 30 ALS subjects, and 19 healthy controls. Structural T1- and diffusion-weighted MRI data were analyzed using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
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