Heather Deluca

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We mapped regional changes in cortical thickness and intensity-based cortical gray matter concentration in first episode schizophrenia. High-resolution magnetic resonance images were obtained from 72 (51 male, 21 female) first episode patients and 78 (37 male, 41 female) healthy subjects similar in age. Cortical pattern matching methods allowed comparisons(More)
Using magnetic resonance imaging and well-validated computational cortical pattern matching methods in a large and well-matched sample of healthy subjects (n = 60), we analyzed the regional specificity of gender-related cortical thickness differences across the lateral and medial cortices at submillimeter resolution. To establish the influences of brain(More)
We used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cortical pattern matching to map differences in cortical gray matter deficits between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and explored the possible influence of gender on these patterns. Twenty-nine patients with AD (age 77.9 +/- 5.5), 16 patients with DLB (76.4 +/- 6.7), and 38 controls(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors used magnetic resonance imaging and an image analysis technique known as cortical pattern matching to map cortical gray matter deficits in elderly depressed patients with an illness onset after age 60 (late-onset depression). METHOD Seventeen patients with late-onset depression (11 women and six men; mean age=75.24, SD=8.52) and 17(More)
BACKGROUND In elderly depression, volumetric brain imaging findings suggest abnormalities of the frontal lobe, particularly the orbitofrontal cortex, and the hippocampus. No studies to date have mapped cortical abnormalities over the entire brain surface in major depression. Here, we conducted detailed spatial analyses of brain size and gray matter within(More)
Introduction Empirical examinations of gender effects on the thickness of the cortex are rare and existing findings are inconsistent. Using MRI to resolve cortical anatomy at high-resolution in living subjects, we computed cortical thickness across the entire lateral and medial cortices in a large and well-matched sample of young and healthy men and women(More)
Progression of renal failure, represented by rising serum creatinine concentrations, was correlated with progressive elevation of serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentrations in 23 children. A significant linear relationship was established. Despite normal serum calcium concentrations in 11 children receiving maintenance hemodialysis, circulating PTH(More)
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