How researchers look at the bird brain in action
(Ruhr-University Bochum) How do birds make decisions and which brain regions are particularly active when they solve tasks? Researchers from Bochum are investigating these questions. So far, only anesthetized birds and therefore passive experiments could be examined using the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Thus, the examination of brain processes during active tasks was not possible. Now the researchers have constructed an experimental set-up which allows them to carry out fMRI examinations on awake pigeons and thus also investigate cognitive processes for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noninvasive 7  tesla MRI of fatal craniocerebral gunshots - a glance into the future of radiologic wound ballistics - Gascho D, Deininger-Czermak E, Zoelch N, Tappero C, Sommer S, Hinterholzer N, Thali MJ.
Compared to computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides superior visualization of the soft tissue. Recently, the first 7  Tesla (7 T) MRI scanner was approved for clinical use, which will facilitate access to these ultra-high-field... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PET/MRI improves lesion detection, reduces radiation exposure
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A single-center observational study of more than 1,000 oncological examinations has demonstrated that positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) facilitates cancer staging as well as PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) and improves lesion detectability in select cancers, potentially helping to promote fast, efficient local and whole-body staging in one step. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

White matter correlates of suicidality in adults with bipolar disorder who have been prospectively characterized since childhood - Lima Santos JP, Brent D, Bertocci M, Mailliard S, Bebko G, Goldstein T, Kim T, Iyengar S, Hafeman D, Fenster-Ehrlich VC, Skeba A, Bonar L, Abdul-Waalee H, Gill MK, Merranko J, Birmaher B, Phillips ML, Versace A.
BACKGROUND: Prevention of suicide in individuals with early-onset bipolar disorder (BD) remains a challenge. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging studies in BD have identified neural correlates of emotional dysregulation implicated in BD and suicide. Using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Portable Low-Field MRI Allows Brain Imaging in ICU Patients
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is feasible for obtaining neuroimaging in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in JAMA Neurology. Kevin N. Sheth, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Assessment of brain injury using portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging at the bedside of critically ill patients - Sheth KN, Mazurek MH, Yuen MM, Cahn BA, Shah JT, Ward A, Kim JA, Gilmore EJ, Falcone GJ, Petersen N, Gobeske KT, Kaddouh F, Hwang DY, Schindler J, Sansing L, Matouk C, Rothberg J, Sze G, Siner J, Rosen MS, Spudich S, Kimberly WT.
Importance: Neuroimaging is a key step in the clinical evaluation of brain injury. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems operate at high-strength magnetic fields (1.5-3 T) that require strict, access-controlled environments. Limited access ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Portable Low-Field MRI Promising in Critically Ill Patients Portable Low-Field MRI Promising in Critically Ill Patients
A new study shows a bedside magnetic resonance imaging device can safely and accurately identify neurological abnormalities in complex clinical settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging findings in competitive college athletes after COVID-19
This study investigated the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in competitive college athletes who recovered from COVID-19 to detect myocardial inflammation that would identify high-risk athletes for return to competitive play. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Portable MRI brings brain imaging to the patient bedside
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device can be safely used at bedside in complex clinical care settings to evaluate critically-ill patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

Scientists show how brain flexibility emerges in infants
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Cognitive flexibility, which refers to the brain's ability to switch between mental processes in response to external stimuli and different task demands, seems to begin developing during the first two years of life, which is much earlier than previously thought. UNC BRIC researchers led by Weili Lin, PhD, used magnetic resonance imaging techniques to show the emergence of a functional flexible brain during early infancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Additionally, fluoridation of the community water supply has significantly decreased dental caries and is a very effective public health measure. Fluoride binds within the dental matrix to strength it. Dental abscesses are usually caused by poor oral hygiene but others are at...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Neural correlates associated with suicide and nonsuicidal self-injury in youth - Auerbach RP, Pagliaccio D, Allison GO, Alqueza KL, Alonso MF.
There is no definitive neural marker of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) or nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), and relative to adults, research in youth is more limited. This comprehensive review focuses on magnetic resonance imaging studies reporting s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Injury patterns following simple elbow dislocation: radiological analysis implies existence of a pure valgus dislocation mechanism - Schnetzke M, Ellwein A, Maier D, Wagner FC, Gr ützner PA, Guehring T.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to analyze the injury pattern and thus the dislocation mechanism after simple elbow dislocation using radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data sets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MRI data sets of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Abnormal brain activity in adolescents with internet addiction who attempt suicide: an assessment using functional magnetic resonance imaging - Huang Y, Xu L, Kuang L, Wang W, Cao J, Xiao MN.
Internet addiction is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behavior and can lead to brain dysfunction among adolescents. However, whether brain dysfunction occurs in adolescents with Internet addiction who attempt suicide remains unknown. This obs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists Are Learning to Read —and Change—Your Nightmares
The scariest dream my now-college-age daughter ever had was the one about the running legs—or, as they became known in our family, The Running Legs, almost audibly capitalized. She was in kindergarten at the time and the dream amounted to little more than an image of a pair of black tights, filled by an invisible lower body chasing her. It was the first thing she mentioned when she got up in the morning and she brought it up again over breakfast—clearly distressed. We talked about it a bit and I asked her what she thought the legs would have done if they had caught her. “Bite me,” she answered. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Primary motor cortical activity during unimanual movements with increasing demand on precision - Barany DA, Revill KP, Caliban A, Vernon I, Shukla A, Sathian K, Buetefisch CM.
In functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies, performance of unilateral hand movements is associated with primary motor cortex activity ipsilateral to the moving hand (M1ipsi), in addition to contralateral activity (M1contra). The magnitude of M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The impact of self-control training on neural responses following anger provocation - Beames JR, Gilam G, Schofield TP, Schira MM, Denson TF.
Self-control training (SCT) is one way to enhance self-controlled behavior. We conducted a novel and exploratory functional magnetic resonance imaging experiment to examine how SCT affects neural responses in a situation that elicits a self-control respons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Diffusion MRI as a complementary assessment to cognition, emotion, and motor dysfunction after sports-related concussion: a systematic review and critical appraisal of the literature - Hellewell SC, Welton T, Pearce AJ, Maller JJ, Grieve SM.
Sports-related concussion (SRC) is a complex and heterogeneous injury with psychological, cognitive and functional consequences. Advances in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) allow sensitive measurement of white matter pathology post-SRC and may ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New approach simultaneously measures EEG and fMRI connectomes
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) Researchers have developed a new approach to compare changes in neural communication using electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging simultaneously. The approach allows them to assess the association between the two measurements and better understand neural connectivity changes over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UAlberta researchers make real-time tumor tracking in radiation therapy 5 times faster
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A team of University of Alberta researchers has developed a faster way of tracking the movement of tumors in the body during radiation therapy, which could significantly improve outcomes for cancer patients. The team's work builds on the Linac-MR project, a radiation beam (linear accelerator or 'linac') and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hybrid machine developed by researchers at the Cross Cancer Institute in 2013. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of long-term neuropathology after exposure to the nerve agent soman: correlation with histopathology and neurological dysfunction - Reddy SD, Wu X, Kuruba R, Sridhar V, Reddy DS.
Nerve agents (NAs) produce acute and long-term brain injury and dysfunction, as evident from the Japan and Syria incidents. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a versatile technique to examine such chronic anatomical, functional, and neuronal damage in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UCalgary research study finds MRI effective in predicting major cardiac events
(University of Calgary) An international study led by Dr. James White, a clinician and researcher at the University of Calgary finds magnetic resonance imaging can be used to predict major cardiac events for people diagnosed dilated cardiomyopathy. White's study confirms about 40 per cent of patients with DCM have scarring patterns on their heart muscle which can be seen with MRI. These patterns are associated with higher risk of future heart failure admissions, life-threatening heart rhythms and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Decreased interhemispheric resting-state functional connectivity in male adolescents with conduct disorder - Lu F, Wang M, Xu S, Chen H, Yuan Z, Luo L, Wang X, Zhang J, Dai J, Wang X, Chen H, Zhou J.
Conduct disorder (CD) is a common psychiatric disorder defined by a repetitive and persistent pattern of aggressive and antisocial behaviors. Although numerous task-based and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) studies have emphasi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Non-invasive diagnostic procedures for suspected CHD: search reveals informative evidence
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) Non-invasive diagnostic procedures for suspected CHD: search reveals informative evidence Informative study results are available on diagnostic procedures using computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for suspected coronary heart disease (CHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early Screening May Curb Breast Cancer Deaths in Childhood Cancer Survivors Early Screening May Curb Breast Cancer Deaths in Childhood Cancer Survivors
In childhood cancer survivors, starting annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening at ages 25-30 may reduce breast cancer deaths by at least 50%, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Early Breast Cancer Screening Benefits Childhood Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- For childhood cancer survivors, early initiation of breast cancer screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may reduce breast cancer mortality by more than half, according to a study published online July 7 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain structural elements in psychiatric disorders
(Elsevier) While researchers have previously identified brain structural signatures associated with individual neurological diseases using techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a team of scientists based in Germany, in a new study, has compared data from multiple studies to find brain structural abnormalities shared between four different neuropsychiatric conditions. The researchers also found brain signatures that were unique to individual conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New way to analyze fMRI data offers path to improving treatment for schizophrenia
(University of Maryland Baltimore County) Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have developed tools to improve the analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Systematic review of affective functional magnetic resonance imaging in pediatric major depressive disorder - Turpyn CC, Niehaus C, Gon çalves SF, Jenness JL.
Pediatric major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating disorder with long-term negative health risks. Understanding the affective neurobiological mechanisms of pediatric MDD may be crucial for refining assessment and identifying intervention targets. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence of DFCIs Up for Young Competitive Alpine Skiers
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 -- Young competitive alpine skiers have an increased prevalence of distal femoral cortical irregularities (DFCIs) on knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a study published online June 16 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Identification of abusive head trauma in high-risk infants: a cost-effectiveness analysis - Noorbakhsh KA, Berger RP, Smith KJ.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of abusive head trauma detection strategies in emergency department (ED) settings with and without rapid magnetic resonance imaging (rMRI) availability. STUDY DESIGN: A Markov decision model estimated outc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Therapeutic Hookworm Explored for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
TUESDAY, June 16, 2020 -- For patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with hookworm appears to be safe, but it did not reduce the number of new/enlarging/enhancing lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at month 9,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI
(University of California - Davis) Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at UC Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does MRI have an environmental impact?
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo. Gadolinium is contained in contrast agents given to patients undergoing medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and it has been shown in labs to become toxic when exposed to ultraviolet rays. The researchers found significantly elevated levels, particularly near water treatment plants, highlighting the need for new public policy and removal technologies as MRI become even more commonplace. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abnormalities Detected on Brain MRI of COVID-19 Patients in ICU
THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 -- Among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neurological symptoms, 44 percent of those undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have acute findings, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New MRI approach mighty speed diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's, study finds
Measuring glucose levels in the brain by magnetic resonance imaging could lead to earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs of fetal alcohol syndrome detected in womb
(Oregon Health& Science University) New images reveal the earliest impairments to nonhuman primate fetal brain development due to alcohol ingested by the mother, in a study led by scientists at Oregon Health& Science University involving rhesus macaques. Magnetic resonance imaging showed impairments to brain growth during the third trimester of pregnancy, even though the fetus was exposed to alcohol only during the first trimester. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists show MRI predicts the efficacy of a stem cell therapy for brain injury
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and Loma Linda University Health have demonstrated the promise of applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the efficacy of using human neural stem cells to treat a brain injury -- a first-ever 'biomarker' for regenerative medicine that could help personalize stem cell treatments for neurological disorders and improve efficacy. The study was published in Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elucidating the neurobiology of cyberbullying using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI): a hypothesis - McLoughlin LT, Shan Z, Broadhouse KM, Lagopoulos J, Winks N, Hermens DF.
Cyberbullying is a prevalent concern around the world. Research shows that interactions online are associated with similar structural correlates and patterns of brain activity to real-world (offline) relationships, and that the brain experiences peer victi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Whole-Body DW MRI Can Help Assess Pediatric Tumor Response
WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2020 -- Whole-body diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows good agreement with 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for assessing tumor response to induction chemotherapy in children... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MRI technique could reduce need for radiation in measuring tumor response to chemotherapy
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Whole body diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW MRI) may aid in the assessment of cancer treatment response in children and youth at much lower levels of radiation than current approaches, suggests a small study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The results appear in Radiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scale-free functional brain dynamics during recovery from sport-related concussion - Churchill NW, Hutchison MG, Graham SJ, Schweizer TA.
Studies using blood-oxygenation-level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD fMRI) have characterized how the resting brain is affected by concussion. The literature to date, however, has largely focused on measuring changes in the spatial o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

$1 million to study treatment for first responders with PTSD
(McMaster University) The randomized control trial will focus on the effectiveness of a cognitive remediation strategy called Goal Management Training that is aimed at improving cognitive functioning among PSP with PTSD. Researchers will examine changes in everyday functional outcomes, like the ability to return to work, but also in brain structure and brain function using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neural bases of cognitive impairments in post-traumatic stress disorders: a mini-review of functional magnetic resonance imaging findings - Dossi G, Delvecchio G, Prunas C, Soares JC, Brambilla P.
INTRODUCTION: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with impairments in emotional and cognitive domains. Contrarily to the emotional sphere, neural basis underpinnings to cognitive impairments are still not well known. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The added value of postmortem magnetic resonance imaging in cases of hanging compared to postmortem computed tomography and autopsy - Deininger-Czermak E, Heimer J, Tappero C, Thali MJ, Gascho D.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the added value of postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to postmortem computed tomography (CT) and autopsy in cases of fatal hanging. In addition, the study analyzed the strengths of each examinatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

How dopamine drives brain activity
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance imaging markers reflect cognitive outcome after rehabilitation in children with acquired brain injury - Ressel V, Berati D, Raselli C, Birrer K, Kottke R, van Hedel HJ, Tuura RO.
PURPOSE: To test markers from conventional and diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as possible predictors of cognitive outcome following rehabilitation therapy in children with acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS: Twenty-one children (10 bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news