Huifang Shang

Learn More
BACKGROUND Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) defines a group of genetic disorders characterized by brain iron deposition and associated with neuronal death. The known causes of NBIA include pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN), neuroferritinopathy, infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (INAD), and aceruloplasminemia. (More)
Intermediate-length polyglutamine (polyQ) expansions in the ataxin-2 (ATXN2) gene have recently been identified as a risk factor for sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SALS). Our study aims to analyze cytosine, adenine, guanine (CAG)n expansions in the ATXN2 gene among Chinese patients with SALS. All patients diagnosed with adult-onset sporadic(More)
BACKGROUND Many voxel-based morphometry studies in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) yielded not entirely consistent results. We conducted meta-analyses of gray matter anomalies to identify robust neuroanatomical changes between them. METHODS A systematic review of voxel-based morphometry studies of patients with AD and MCI(More)
By detecting spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations (LFF) of blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signals, resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rfMRI) measurements are believed to reflect spontaneous cerebral neural activity. Previous fMRI studies were focused on the examination of motor-related areas and little is known about the functional(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with unknown pathophysiological mechanisms. Profilin 1 gene (PFN1) has been identified as a causative gene, which accounts for 1% to 2% of familial ALS. In this study, we investigated the mutation spectrum of PFN1 in Chinese patients with ALS. A total of 550 ALS patients (including 540(More)
BACKGROUND Non-motor symptom (NMS) differences between male Parkinson's disease (PD) and female PD, and between early-onset PD (EOPD) and late-onset PD (LOPD) in Chinese populations remain largely unknown. METHODS A total of 522 PD patients from Southwest China were included. Patients were assessed using the Non-Motor Symptom Scale (NMSS) and Unified PD(More)
OBJECTIVE This study used resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) to evaluate regional and network alterations in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with and without depression. METHOD We recruited 29 patients with PD with depression (PD-Dep), 30 patients with PD without depression (PD-NDep), and 30 normal controls. All participants underwent(More)
Chorea-acanthocytosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. To date, treatment is only symptomatic and supportive. Results from the few reports of chorea-acanthocytosis patients treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) have been inconsistent. We present case reports for two patients with chorea-acanthocytosis who received DBS treatment and compare the(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim is to use the high field MR scanner (3T) to verify whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) could help in locating the epileptogenic zone in patients with MRI-negative refractory partial epilepsy. METHOD Fifteen patients with refractory partial epilepsy who had normal conventional MRI, and 40 healthy volunteers were recruited for the(More)
PURPOSE To identify consistent results of voxel-based morphometry (VBM) studies in unilateral refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS Whole-brain VBM studies comparing refractory TLE patients with healthy controls (HC) were systematically searched in PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Embase, and Medline databases from January 1990 to May 2011.(More)