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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787484/post-therapy-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-adults-with-symptomatic-convergence-insufficiency
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Douglas E Widmer, Tamara S Oechslin, Chirag Limbachia, Marjean Taylor Kulp, Andrew J Toole, Nasser H Kashou, Nicklaus Fogt
SIGNIFICANCE: Prior studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of vergence-accommodative therapy in the treatment of convergence insufficiency (CI). These results show the changes in brain activation following therapy through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in brain activation following office-based vergence-accommodative therapy versus placebo therapy for CI using the blood oxygenation level-dependent signal from fMRI...
May 21, 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778509/longitudinal-observations-using-simultaneous-fmri-multiple-channel-electrophysiology-recording-and-chemical-microiontophoresis-in-the-rat-brain
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Saul Jaime, Jose E Cavazos, Yihong Yang, Hanbing Lu
BACKGROUND: fMRI blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal has been widely used as a surrogate for neural activity. However, interpreting differences in BOLD fMRI based on underlying neuronal activity remains a challenge. Concurrent rsMRI data collection and electrophysiological recording in combination with microiontophoretically injected modulatory chemicals allows for improved understanding of the relationship between resting state BOLD and neuronal activity. NEW METHODS: Simultaneous fMRI, multi-channel intracortical electrophysiology and focal pharmacological manipulation data to be acquired longitudinally in rats for up to 2 months...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766686/multimodal-approach-in-assessment-of-the-response-of-breast-cancer-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Mikhail Viktorovich Pavlov, Tatyana Igorevna Kalganova, Yekaterina Sergeevna Lyubimtseva, Vladimir Ivanovich Plekhanov, German Yurievich Golubyatnikov, Olga Yevgenyevna Ilyinskaya, Anna Gennadjevna Orlova, Pavel Vladimirovich Subochev, Dmitriy Vladimirovich Safonov, Natalia Mikhailovna Shakhova, Anna Vladimirovna Maslennikova
The ability for noninvasive visualization of functional changes of a tumor's oxygenation and circulatory system offers new advantages for prognosis and monitoring of the treatment efficacy. The results of breast cancer oxygen state study under chemotherapy action obtained by diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS) in combination with Doppler ultrasonic imaging are presented. Complex use of optical and ultrasound methods gives complementary information about the size of the tumor node, peculiarities of its vascular bed, rate of its blood flow as well as oxygenation, and provide a picture of the tumor response to treatment...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761531/fluctuations-of-the-eeg-fmri-correlation-reflect-intrinsic-strength-of-functional-connectivity-in-default-mode-network
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Tuija Keinänen, Seppo Rytky, Vesa Korhonen, Niko Huotari, Juha Nikkinen, Osmo Tervonen, J Matias Palva, Vesa Kiviniemi
Both functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electrophysiological recordings have revealed that resting-state functional connectivity is temporally variable in human brain. Combined full-band electroencephalography-fMRI (fbEEG-fMRI) studies have shown that infraslow (<.1 Hz) fluctuations in EEG scalp potential are correlated with the blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) fMRI signals and that also this correlation appears variable over time. Here, we used simultaneous fbEEG-fMRI to test the hypothesis that correlation dynamics between BOLD and fbEEG signals could be explained by fluctuations in the activation properties of resting-state networks (RSNs) such as the extent or strength of their activation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754837/effects-of-exercise-on-gait-and-motor-imagery-in-people-with-parkinson-disease-and-freezing-of-gait
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Peter S Myers, Marie E McNeely, Kristen A Pickett, Ryan P Duncan, Gammon M Earhart
INTRODUCTION: Exercise improves gait in Parkinson disease (PD), but whether exercise differentially affects people with PD with (freezers) and without freezing of gait (non-freezers) remains unclear. This study examines exercise's effects on gait performance, neural correlates related to these effects, and potential neural activation differences between freezers and non-freezers during motor imagery (MI) of gait. METHODS: Thirty-seven participants from a larger exercise intervention completed behavioral assessments and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans before and after a 12-week exercise intervention...
May 8, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754022/resilience-and-amygdala-function-in-older-healthy-and-depressed-adults
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Amber M Leaver, Hongyu Yang, Prabha Siddarth, Roza M Vlasova, Beatrix Krause, Natalie St Cyr, Katherine L Narr, Helen Lavretsky
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that low emotional resilience may correspond with increased or over-active amygdala function. Complementary studies suggest that emotional resilience increases with age; older adults tend to have decreased attentional bias to negative stimuli compared to younger adults. Amygdala nuclei and related brain circuits have been linked to negative affect, and depressed patients have been demonstrated to have abnormal amygdala function. METHODS: In the current study, we correlated psychological resilience measures with amygdala function measured with resting-state arterial spin-labelled (ASL) and blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in older adults with and without depression...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753993/reliability-of-neural-activation-and-connectivity-during-implicit-face-emotion-processing-in-youth
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Simone P Haller, Katharina Kircanski, Joel Stoddard, Lauren K White, Gang Chen, Banafsheh Sharif-Askary, Susan Zhang, Kenneth E Towbin, Daniel S Pine, Ellen Leibenluft, Melissa A Brotman
Face emotion imaging paradigms are widely used in both healthy and psychiatric populations. Here, in children and adolescents, we evaluate the test-retest reliability of blood oxygenation-level dependent (BOLD) activation and task-based functional connectivity on a widely used implicit face emotion processing task (i.e., gender labeling). Twenty-five healthy youth (M age = 13.97 year s; 60% female) completed two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan sessions approximately two months apart...
March 27, 2018: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753727/gender-dependent-changes-in-physical-development-bdnf-content-and-gsh-redox-system-in-a-model-of-acute-neonatal-hypoxia-in-rats
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Iu A Sukhanova, E A Sebentsova, D D Khukhareva, D M Manchenko, N Yu Glazova, P A Vishnyakova, L S Inozemtseva, O V Dolotov, M Y Vysokikh, N G Levitskaya
Perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia is one of the leading factors that negatively influence the development of the central nervous system. Our aim was to investigate the effects of sex on the outcomes of acute neonatal hypoxia (ANH) in rat pups. Male and female Wistar rats were exposed to a hypoxic condition (8% oxygen for 120 min) at postnatal day 2 (P2). Immediately after ANH an increase in HIF1-α gene expression was observed in the rat brains, independently of sex. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glutathione peroxidase-4 gene expression was increased in female animals only...
May 10, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751583/blood-pressure-lowering-effect-of-cuban-policosanol-is-accompanied-by-improvement-of-hepatic-inflammation-lipoprotein-profile-and-hdl-quality-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Kyung-Hyun Cho, Dhananjay Yadav, Suk-Jeong Kim, Jae-Ryong Kim
We investigated the antihypertensive effect of policosanol on spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). For this, we analyzed blood pressure, blood lipid, and lipoprotein properties in male SHR after consumption of Cuban policosanol (PCO). The experimental groups were as follows: normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) control, SHR group fed normal diet (ND), SHR group fed 20 mg of PCO, SHR group fed 100 mg of PCO, and SHR group fed 200 mg of PCO per kg of body weight. After eight weeks, the SHR control group showed gradual increases up to 21% in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) compared with values at week 0...
May 3, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746214/a-two-component-assay-for-hypoxia-incorporating-long-term-nitroreduction-and-short-term-dna-damage-allows-differentiation-of-the-three-hypoxia-sub-types
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Cameron J Koch
Hypoxia in tumors has many well-characterized effects that are known to prevent optimal cancer treatment. Despite the existence of a large number of assays that have supported hypoxia as an important diagnostic, there is no routine clinical assay in use, and anti-hypoxia therapies have often not included parallel hypoxia measurements. Even with a functioning hypoxia assay, it is difficult to match the oxygen dependence of treatment resistance to that of the assay, and this mismatch can vary substantially from assay to assay and even from tumor to tumor [e...
May 10, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744797/the-role-of-medial-prefrontal-cortex-in-processing-emotional-self-referential-information-a-combined-tms-fmri-study
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Nicola De Pisapia, Guido Barchiesi, Jorge Jovicich, Luigi Cattaneo
In this study we investigate the neural basis of emotional content in self-referential processing by using a combination of off-line repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) applied to the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and whole-brain functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).We applied effective or ineffective (sham) 1-Hz rTMS to the mPFC of 14 healthy participants who immediately thereafter underwent fMRI while performing a personality attribution task to self or to others. rTMS produced an increase in the participants' reaction time (≈ 60 msec) when processing negative attributes...
May 9, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743580/dose-dependent-decrease-in-anti-oxidant-capacity-of-whole-blood-after-irradiation-a-novel-potential-marker-for-biodosimetry
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Lue Sun, Yohei Inaba, Keizo Sato, Aki Hirayama, Koji Tsuboi, Ryuji Okazaki, Koichi Chida, Takashi Moritake
Many reports have demonstrated that radiation stimulates reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by mitochondria for a few hours to a few days after irradiation. However, these studies were performed using cell lines, and there is a lack of information about redox homeostasis in irradiated animals and humans. Blood redox homeostasis reflects the body condition well and can be used as a diagnostic marker. However, most redox homeostasis studies have focused on plasma or serum, and the anti-oxidant capacity of whole blood has scarcely been investigated...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740310/reduced-dynamic-coupling-between-spontaneous-bold-cbf-fluctuations-in-older-adults-a-dual-echo-pcasl-study
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Piero Chiacchiaretta, Francesco Cerritelli, Giovanna Bubbico, Mauro Gianni Perrucci, Antonio Ferretti
Measurement of the dynamic coupling between spontaneous Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent (BOLD) and cerebral blood flow (CBF) fluctuations has been recently proposed as a method to probe resting-state brain physiology. Here we investigated how the dynamic BOLD-CBF coupling during resting-state is affected by aging. Fifteen young subjects and 17 healthy elderlies were studied using a dual-echo pCASL sequence. We found that the dynamic BOLD-CBF coupling was markedly reduced in elderlies, in particular in the left supramarginal gyrus, an area known to be involved in verbal working memory and episodic memory...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740294/converging-evidence-from-electrocorticography-and-bold-fmri-for-a-sharp-functional-boundary-in-superior-temporal-gyrus-related-to-multisensory-speech-processing
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Muge Ozker, Daniel Yoshor, Michael S Beauchamp
Although humans can understand speech using the auditory modality alone, in noisy environments visual speech information from the talker's mouth can rescue otherwise unintelligible auditory speech. To investigate the neural substrates of multisensory speech perception, we compared neural activity from the human superior temporal gyrus (STG) in two datasets. One dataset consisted of direct neural recordings (electrocorticography, ECoG) from surface electrodes implanted in epilepsy patients (this dataset has been previously published)...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737490/regional-entropy-of-functional-imaging-signals-varies-differently-in-sensory-and-cognitive-systems-during-propofol-modulated-loss-and-return-of-behavioral-responsiveness
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Xiaolin Liu, Kathryn K Lauer, B Douglas Ward, Christopher J Roberts, Suyan Liu, Suneeta Gollapudy, Robert Rohloff, William Gross, Zhan Xu, Shanshan Chen, Lubin Wang, Zheng Yang, Shi-Jiang Li, Jeffrey R Binder, Anthony G Hudetz
The level and richness of consciousness depend on information integration in the brain. Altered interregional functional interactions may indicate disrupted information integration during anesthetic-induced unconsciousness. How anesthetics modulate the amount of information in various brain regions has received less attention. Here, we propose a novel approach to quantify regional information content in the brain by the entropy of the principal components of regional blood oxygen-dependent imaging signals during graded propofol sedation...
May 8, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737415/spatial-temporal-dynamics-of-gesture-speech-integration-a-simultaneous-eeg-fmri-study
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Yifei He, Miriam Steines, Jens Sommer, Helge Gebhardt, Arne Nagels, Gebhard Sammer, Tilo Kircher, Benjamin Straube
The semantic integration between gesture and speech (GSI) is mediated by the left posterior temporal sulcus/middle temporal gyrus (pSTS/MTG) and the left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG). Evidence from electroencephalography (EEG) suggests that oscillations in the alpha and beta bands may support processes at different stages of GSI. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between electrophysiological oscillations and blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) activity during GSI. In a simultaneous EEG-fMRI study, German participants (n = 19) were presented with videos of an actor either performing meaningful gestures in the context of a comprehensible German (GG) or incomprehensible Russian sentence (GR), or just speaking a German sentence (SG)...
May 8, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734491/oxygenation-sensitive-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-hypertensive-heart-disease-with-left-ventricular-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-non-left-ventricular-myocardial-hypertrophy-insight-from-altered-mechanics-and-cardiac-bold-imaging
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Bing-Hua Chen, Rui Wu, Dong-Aolei An, Ruo-Yang Shi, Qiu-Ying Yao, Qing Lu, Jiani Hu, Meng Jiang, James Deen, Ankush Chandra, Jian-Rong Xu, Lian-Ming Wu
BACKGROUND: BOLD (blood oxygen level dependent) MRI can detect regional condition of myocardial oxygen supply and demand by means of paramagnetic properties. PURPOSE: Noninvasive assessment of myocardial oxygenation by BOLD MRI in hypertensive patients with hypertension (HTN) left ventricular myocardial hypertrophy (LVMH) and HTN non-LVMH and its correlation with myocardial mechanics were performed. STUDY TYPE: Prospective. POPULATION: Twenty patients with HTN LVMH, 21 patients with HTN non-LVMH, and 23 normotensive controls were enrolled...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734418/application-of-pectin-from-rauvolfia-serpentina-l-benth-to-the-cryopreservation-of-human-leucocyte-cell-suspensions
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O O Zaitseva, T V PoleZhaeva, A N Khudvakov, O N Solomina, V V Golovchenko
  BACKGROUND: Due to their valuable medicinal properties and high physiological activity, plant polysaccharides are currently being extensively studied. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to investigate rauwolfian (pectin for Rauvolfia serpentina) supplementation on human leukocytes cryopreservation. We determined the сharacteristics of leukocytes undergoing freezing with pectin at different temperatures. METHODS: Donor leukocytes were frozen under the protection of comprehensive cryoprotectant solution and stored in electrical freezers (-20C, -40C, -80C)...
January 2018: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732719/evaluation-of-visceral-adipose-tissue-oxygenation-by-blood-oxygen-level-dependent-mri-in-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rats
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Hong-Jian Shi, Yan-Feng Li, Wen-Jie Ji, Zhi-Chun Lin, Wei Cai, Tao Chen, Bin Yuan, Xiu-Long Niu, Han-Ying Li, Wen Shu, Yu-Ming Li, Fei Yuan, Xin Zhou, Zhuoli Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI) to evaluate visceral adipose tissue (VAT) oxygenation in Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats and its associations with systemic metaflammation. METHODS: Five-week-old ZDF rats and Zucker lean (ZL) rats were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 18 weeks. A baseline BOLD-MRI scan of perirenal adipose tissue was performed after 8 weeks of HFD feeding, and then the rats were randomized to receive pioglitazone or a vehicle for the following 10 weeks...
May 7, 2018: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732668/3-4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde-lowers-ros-generation-and-protects-human-red-blood-cells-from-arsenic-iii-induced-oxidative-damage
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Nikhil Maheshwari, Fahim Halim Khan, Riaz Mahmood
Arsenic (As) is a potent environmental toxicant and chronic exposure to it results in various malignancies in humans. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the etiopathogenesis of As-induced toxicity. This investigated the protective effect of plant antioxidant 3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (DHB) on sodium meta-arsenite (SA), an As-(III) compound, induced oxidative damage in human red blood cells (RBC). The RBC were first incubated with different concentrations of DHB and then treated with SA at 37°C. Hemolysates were prepared and assayed for various biochemical parameters...
May 6, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
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