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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782824/apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-associates-with-hippocampal-volume-learning-and-memory-across-the-spectrum-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Usman Saeed, Saira S Mirza, Bradley J MacIntosh, Nathan Herrmann, Julia Keith, Joel Ramirez, Sean M Nestor, Qinggang Yu, Jo Knight, Walter Swardfager, Steven G Potkin, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Peter St George-Hyslop, Sandra E Black, Mario Masellis
INTRODUCTION: Although the apolipoprotein E ε4-allele (APOE-ε4) is a susceptibility factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), its relationship with imaging and cognitive measures across the AD/DLB spectrum remains unexplored. METHODS: We studied 298 patients (AD = 250, DLB = 48; 38 autopsy confirmed; NCT01800214) using neuropsychological testing, volumetric magnetic resonance imaging, and APOE genotyping to investigate the association of APOE-ε4 with hippocampal volume and learning/memory phenotypes, irrespective of diagnosis...
May 18, 2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776867/a-semi-automated-algorithm-for-hypothalamus-volumetry-in-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-images
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Julia Wolff, Stephanie Schindler, Christian Lucas, Anne-Sophie Binninger, Luise Weinrich, Jan Schreiber, Ulrich Hegerl, Harald E Möller, Marco Leitzke, Stefan Geyer, Peter Schönknecht
The hypothalamus, a small diencephalic gray matter structure, is part of the limbic system. Volumetric changes of this structure occur in psychiatric diseases, therefore there is increasing interest in precise volumetry. Based on our detailed volumetry algorithm for 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we developed a method for 3 Tesla MRI, adopting anatomical landmarks and work in triplanar view. We overlaid T1-weighted MR images with gray matter-tissue probability maps to combine anatomical information with tissue class segmentation...
May 1, 2018: Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773998/larger-gray-matter-volume-in-the-basal-ganglia-of-heavy-cannabis-users-detected-by-voxel-based-morphometry-and-subcortical-volumetric-analysis
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Ana Moreno-Alcázar, Begoña Gonzalvo, Erick J Canales-Rodríguez, Laura Blanco, Diana Bachiller, Anna Romaguera, Gemma C Monté-Rubio, Carlos Roncero, Peter J McKenna, Edith Pomarol-Clotet
Background: Structural imaging studies of cannabis users have found evidence of both cortical and subcortical volume reductions, especially in cannabinoid receptor-rich regions such as the hippocampus and amygdala. However, the findings have not been consistent. In the present study, we examined a sample of adult heavy cannabis users without other substance abuse to determine whether long-term use is associated with brain structural changes, especially in the subcortical regions. Method: We compared the gray matter volume of 14 long-term, heavy cannabis users with non-using controls...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767320/post-hepatectomy-liver-failure-after-major-hepatic-surgery-not-only-size-matters
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Ulrika Asenbaum, Klaus Kaczirek, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Helmut Ringl, Christoph Schwarz, Fredrik Waneck, Fabian Fitschek, Christian Loewe, Richard Nolz
OBJECTIVES: To compare the value of functional future liver remnant (functFLR) to established clinical and imaging variables in prediction of post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) after major liver resection. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study included 62 patients, who underwent gadoxetic acid enhanced MRI and MDCT within 10 weeks prior to resection of ≥ 4 liver segments. Future liver remnant (FLR) was measured in MDCT using semi-automatic software...
May 16, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761357/classifying-brain-metastases-by-their-primary-site-of-origin-using-a-radiomics-approach-based-on-texture-analysis-a-feasibility-study
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Rafael Ortiz-Ramón, Andrés Larroza, Silvia Ruiz-España, Estanislao Arana, David Moratal
OBJECTIVE: To examine the capability of MRI texture analysis to differentiate the primary site of origin of brain metastases following a radiomics approach. METHODS: Sixty-seven untreated brain metastases (BM) were found in 3D T1-weighted MRI of 38 patients with cancer: 27 from lung cancer, 23 from melanoma and 17 from breast cancer. These lesions were segmented in 2D and 3D to compare the discriminative power of 2D and 3D texture features. The images were quantized using different number of gray-levels to test the influence of quantization...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760643/combining-polygenic-hazard-score-with-volumetric-mri-and-cognitive-measures-improves-prediction-of-progression-from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Karolina Kauppi, Chun Chieh Fan, Linda K McEvoy, Dominic Holland, Chin Hong Tan, Chi-Hua Chen, Ole A Andreassen, Rahul S Desikan, Anders M Dale
Improved prediction of progression to Alzheimer's Disease (AD) among older individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is of high clinical and societal importance. We recently developed a polygenic hazard score (PHS) that predicted age of AD onset above and beyond APOE . Here, we used data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) to further explore the potential clinical utility of PHS for predicting AD development in older adults with MCI. We examined the predictive value of PHS alone and in combination with baseline structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data on performance on the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755611/morphological-biomarker-differentiating-mci-converters-from-nonconverters-longitudinal-evidence-based-on-hemispheric-asymmetry
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Xiaojing Long, Chunxiang Jiang, Lijuan Zhang
Identifying subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who may probably progress to Alzheimer's disease (AD) is important for better understanding the disease mechanisms and facilitating early treatments. In addition to the direct volumetric and thickness measurement based on high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hemispheric asymmetry could be a potential index to detect morphological variations in MCI patients with a high risk of conversion to AD. The present study collected a set of longitudinal MRI data from 53 MCI converters and nonconverters and investigated the asymmetry differences between groups...
2018: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754739/high-field-intraoperative-mri-in-glioma-surgery-a-prospective-study-with-volumetric-analysis-of-extent-of-resection-and-functional-outcome
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H-A Leroy, C Delmaire, E Le Rhun, E Drumez, J-P Lejeune, N Reyns
BACKGROUND: High-field intraoperative MRI (IoMRI) is a useful tool to improve the extent of glioma resection (EOR). OBJECTIVE: To compare the interest of 1.5T IoMRI in glioma surgery between enhancing and non-enhancing tumors, based on volumetric analysis. METHODS: A prospective single-center study included consecutive adult patients undergoing glioma surgery with IoMRI. Volumetric evaluation was based on FLAIR hypersignal after gadolinium injection in non-enhancing tumors and T1 hypersignal after gadolinium injection in enhancing tumors...
May 10, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752653/imaging-neurodegeneration-in-down-syndrome-brain-templates-for-amyloid-burden-and-tissue-segmentation
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Patrick J Lao, Ben L Handen, Tobey J Betthauser, Karly A Cody, Annie D Cohen, Dana L Tudorascu, Charles K Stone, Julie C Price, Sterling C Johnson, William E Klunk, Bradley T Christian
The focus of Alzheimer's disease (AD) neuroimaging research has shifted towards an investigation of the earliest stages of AD pathogenesis, which manifests in every young adult with Down syndrome (DS; trisomy 21) resulting from a deterministic genetic predisposition to amyloid precursor protein overproduction. Due to morphological differences in brain structure in the DS population, special consideration must be given to processing pipelines and the use of normative atlases developed for the non-DS population...
May 11, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750829/robust-trabecular-microstructure-in-type-2-diabetes-revealed-by-individual-trabecula-segmentation-analysis-of-hr-pqct-images
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Jessica F Starr, Leonardo C Bandeira, Sanchita Agarwal, Ankit M Shah, Kyle K Nishiyama, Yizhong Hu, Donald J McMahon, X Edward Guo, Shonni J Silverberg, Mishaela R Rubin
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients have an increased fracture risk, which may be partly explained by compromised bone microarchitecture within the cortical bone compartment. Data on trabecular bone parameters in T2D are contradictory. By high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) trabecular microarchitecture is preserved, yet larger trabecular holes are detected in T2D by MRI and DXA-based trabecular bone scores (TBS) are abnormal. To determine if there are differences in trabecular microstructure, connectivity and alignment in postmenopausal women with T2D as compared to controls, we performed individual trabecula segmentation (ITS) analysis on high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) scans of the distal radius and tibia in 92 women with (n = 42) and without (n = 50) T2D...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750339/pre-and-postsurgical-cognitive-trajectories-and-quantitative-mri-changes-in-rasmussen-syndrome
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Sarah R Rudebeck, Sara Shavel-Jessop, Sophia Varadkar, Tamsin Owen, J Helen Cross, Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, Torsten Baldeweg
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the longitudinal cognitive trajectory, before and after surgery, of Rasmussen syndrome (RS), a rare disease characterized by focal epilepsy and progressive atrophy of one cerebral hemisphere. METHOD: Thirty-two patients (mean age = 6.7 years; 17 male, 16 left hemispheres affected) were identified from hospital records. The changes in intelligence scores during 2 important phases in the patients' journey to treatment were investigated: (1) during the preoperative period (n = 28, mean follow-up 3...
May 11, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749569/postoperative-hypofractionated-stereotactic-brain-radiation-hsrt-for-resected-brain-metastases-improved-local-control-with-higher-bed-10
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Aryavarta M S Kumar, Jonathan Miller, Seth A Hoffer, David B Mansur, Michael Coffey, Simon S Lo, Andrew E Sloan, Mitchell Machtay
INTRODUCTION: HSRT directed to large surgical beds in patients with resected brain metastases improves local control while sparing patients the toxicity associated with whole brain radiation. We review our institutional series to determine factors predictive of local failure. METHODS: In a total of 39 consecutive patients with brain metastases treated from August 2011 to August 2016, 43 surgical beds were treated with HSRT in three or five fractions. All treatments were completed on a robotic radiosurgery platform using the 6D Skull tracking system...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738554/repeated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-can-cause-acute-neurologic-impairment-without-overt-structural-damage-in-juvenile-rats
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Alicia Meconi, Ryan C Wortman, David K Wright, Katie J Neale, Melissa Clarkson, Sandy R Shultz, Brian R Christie
Repeated concussion is becoming increasingly recognized as a serious public health concern around the world. Moreover, there is a greater awareness amongst health professionals of the potential for repeated pediatric concussions to detrimentally alter the structure and function of the developing brain. To better study this issue, we developed an awake closed head injury (ACHI) model that enabled repeated concussions to be performed reliably and reproducibly in juvenile rats. A neurological assessment protocol (NAP) score was generated immediately after each ACHI to help quantify the cumulative effects of repeated injury on level of consciousness, and basic motor and reflexive capacity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730279/utilizing-18f-fluoroethyltyrosine-fet-positron-emission-tomography-pet-to-define-suspected-nonenhancing-tumor-for-radiation-therapy-planning-of-glioblastoma
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Aimee R Hayes, Dasantha Jayamanne, Edward Hsiao, Geoffrey P Schembri, Dale L Bailey, Paul J Roach, Mustafa Khasraw, Allison Newey, Helen R Wheeler, Michael Back
AIM: The authors sought to evaluate the impact of 18F-fluoroethyltyrosine (FET) positron emission tomography (PET) on radiation therapy planning for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) and the presence of suspected nonenhancing tumors compared with standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with GBM and contrast-enhanced MRI scans showing regions suspicious of nonenhancing tumor underwent postoperative FET-PET before commencing radiation therapy...
January 31, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729682/structural-covariance-and-cortical-reorganisation-in-schizophrenia-a-mri-based-morphometric-study
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Lena Palaniyappan, Olha Hodgson, Vijender Balain, Sarina Iwabuchi, Penny Gowland, Peter Liddle
BACKGROUND: In patients with schizophrenia, distributed abnormalities are observed in grey matter volume. A recent hypothesis posits that these distributed changes are indicative of a plastic reorganisation process occurring in response to a functional defect in neuronal information transmission. We investigated the structural covariance across various brain regions in early-stage schizophrenia to determine if indeed the observed patterns of volumetric loss conform to a coordinated pattern of structural reorganisation...
May 6, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729620/volumetric-brain-analysis-as-a-predictor-of-a-worse-cognitive-outcome-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Luiz Felipe Vasconcellos, João Santos Pereira, Marcelo Adachi, Denise Greca, Manuela Cruz, Ana Lara Malak, Helenice Charchat-Fichman
Cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) results in significant morbidity and mortality being early diagnosis essential. Identification of patients who are at higher risk of developing cognitive impairment based only on clinical data is not sufficient. To this end, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with automatic segmentation, such as FreeSurfer, could be a useful tool with high accuracy because it has histological validation. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical, neuropsychological and FreeSurfer variables that may be related to worse cognitive outcomes over 18 months in PD patients compared with controls...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728228/detection-of-structural-abnormalities-of-cortical-and-subcortical-gray-matter-in-patients-with-mri-negative-refractory-epilepsy-using-neurite-orientation-dispersion-and-density-imaging
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Masoumeh Rostampour, Hassan Hashemi, Seyed Morteza Najibi, Mohammad Ali Oghabian
PURPOSE: NODDI (Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging) and DTI (Diffusion tensor imaging) may be useful in identifying abnormal regions in patients with MRI-negative refractory epilepsy. The aim of this study was to determine whether NODDI and DTI maps including neurite density (ND), orientation dispersion index (ODI), mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional anisotropy (FA) can detect structural abnormalities in cortical and subcortical gray matter (GM) in these patients. The correlation between these parameters and clinical characteristics of the disease was also investigated...
April 2018: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724352/neonatal-brain-injury-and-timing-of-neurodevelopmental-assessment-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Shabnam Peyvandi, Vann Chau, Ting Guo, Duan Xu, Hannah C Glass, Anne Synnes, Kenneth Poskitt, A James Barkovich, Steven P Miller, Patrick S McQuillen
BACKGROUND: Brain injury (BI) is reported in 60% of newborns with critical congenital heart disease as white matter injury (WMI) or stroke. Neurodevelopmental (ND) impairments are reported in these patients. The relationship between neonatal BI and ND outcome has not been established. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the association between peri-operative BI and ND outcomes in infants with single ventricle physiology (SVP) and d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA)...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718344/association-of-plexiform-neurofibroma-volume-changes-and-development-of-clinical-morbidities-in-neurofibromatosis-1
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Andrea M Gross, Gurbani Singh, Srivandana Akshintala, Andrea Baldwin, Eva Dombi, Somto Ukwuani, Anne Goodwin, David J Liewehr, Seth M Steinberg, Brigitte C Widemann
Background: Plexiform neurofibromas (PN) in neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) can cause substantial morbidities. Clinical trials targeting PN have recently described decreases in PN volumes. However, no previous study has assessed the association between changes in PN volumes and PN related morbidities. Our objective was to assess if increasing PN volume in NF1 is associated with increasing PN related morbidity. Methods: Retrospective review of patients enrolled on the NCI NF1 Natural History study with ≥ 7 years of data available...
April 28, 2018: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707778/electroconvulsive-therapy-increases-brain-volume-in-major-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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K Gbyl, P Videbech
OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this review was to synthesise evidence on ECT's effects on brain's structure. METHOD: A systematic literature review of longitudinal studies of depressed patients treated with ECT using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and meta-analysis of ECT's effect on hippocampal volume. RESULTS: Thirty-two studies with 467 patients and 285 controls were included. The MRI studies did not find any evidence of ECT-related brain damage...
April 29, 2018: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
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