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Ultrasonography is the method of choice for prenatal malformation screening, but it does not always provide sufficient information for correct diagnosis or adequate abnormality evaluation. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered a valuable second line imaging tool for confirmation, completion and correction of complex fetal ultrasonography(More)
BACKGROUND Intracellular pH provides information on homeostatic mechanisms in neurons and glial cells. The aim of this study was to define pH of the brain of male volunteers using phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)PMRS) and to compare two methods of calculating this value. MATERIAL/METHODS In this study, 35 healthy, young, male volunteers(More)
OBJECTIVE Prior studies investigating the association between APOE alleles ε2/ε4 and risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have been inconsistent and limited to small sample sizes, and did not account for confounding by population stratification or determine which genetic risk model was best applied. METHODS We performed a large-scale genetic association(More)
Attentional processes are fundamental to good cognitive functioning of human operators. The purpose of this study was to analyze the activity of neuronal networks involved in the orienting attention and executive control processes from the perspective of diurnal variability. Twenty-three healthy male volunteers meeting magnetic resonance (MR) inclusion(More)
BACKGROUND Carriers of APOE ε2 and ε4 have an increased risk of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in lobar regions, presumably because of the effects of these gene variants on risk of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. We aimed to assess whether these variants also associate with severity of ICH, in terms of haematoma volume at presentation and subsequent outcome.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous studies suggest that genetic variation plays a substantial role in occurrence and evolution of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Genetic contribution to disease can be determined by calculating heritability using family-based data, but such an approach is impractical for ICH because of lack of large pedigree-based studies.(More)
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the stroke subtype with the worst prognosis and has no established acute treatment. ICH is classified as lobar or nonlobar based on the location of ruptured blood vessels within the brain. These different locations also signal different underlying vascular pathologies. Heritability estimates indicate a substantial genetic(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent notochordal canal is a rare developmental anomaly, typically restricted to 1 or 2 vertebral levels, and only in exceptional cases extending over a longer segment. It is usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old woman reported to our department for control lumbar spine plain films. About 2 years(More)
The aim of the study was an assessment of the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and radiculography (R) in the diagnosis of lumbar discopathy. The accuracy of MRI, CT, and R for the diagnosis of lumbar herniated nucleus pulposus ws compared prospectively in 120 patients, undergoing surgical exploration. MRI was the(More)
In the present study we addressed the question of central control of heart rate (HR) in emotions. Parallel measurement of HR changes and changes of local intensity of blood flow as indexed by fMRI in a procedure eliciting emotions allowed us to pinpoint areas of the brain responsible for HR variations during emotional arousal. In condition eliciting(More)