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The regional evolution of brain infarction was studied in Wistar rats submitted to remotely controlled thread occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. Occlusion was performed in the magnet of an NMR tomography system to allow continuous recording of diffusion-weighted images. After 30 min (n = 6) or 2 h (n = 9), cerebral blood flow was measured by [14C](More)
The effect of focal ischemia on tissue pH was studied at various times up to 6 hours after permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. Tissue pH was imaged by using umbelliferone fluorescence and correlated with cerebral blood flow, ATP content, and recordings of the steady potential. Circumscribed foci of allalosis (pH 7.32+/-0.11) were detected(More)
Middle cerebral artery occlusion was performed in rats while the animals were inside the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) tomograph. Successful occlusion was confirmed by the collapse of amplitude on an electrocorticogram. The ultrafast NMR imaging technique UFLARE was used to measure the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) immediately after the induction(More)
A nuclear magnetic resonance study of the middle cerebral artery occlusion in the rat is presented. Experiments were performed on seven animals before and after occlusion, which occurred in situ. The emphasis in this study was on evaluating rapid proton spectroscopic imaging. Data were acquired with experimental durations of between 4 and 15 minutes for a(More)
The quantitative NMR parameters T1, T2, rho, and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) were determined during the 7 h after middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. In the normal caudate-putamen (CP), 869 +/- 145 ms and 72 +/- 2 ms for T1 and for T2, respectively, were found; the corresponding values for cortex were 928 +/- 117 ms and 73 +/- 2 ms. The ADC(More)
In the periphery of ischemic brain lesions, transient spreading depression-like direct current (DC) deflections occur that may be of pathophysiological importance for determining the volume of the ischemic infarct. The effect of these deflections on cerebral blood flow, tissue oxygen tension, and electrophysiology was studied in rats submitted to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion-weighted nuclear magnetic resonance imaging has been shown to detect early ischemia-related alterations in experimental stroke. This raises the question of whether the observed increase in signal intensity is correlated with changes in cerebral metabolism. After middle cerebral artery occlusion, nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
Focal cerebral ischaemia was produced in 11 rats by permanent occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) using a suture model modified to enable manipulation with the animals in situ in an NMR spectrometer. The development of the ischaemic insults and the resultant infarcts were observed for up to 6 h by localized 1H MRS and diffusion-weighted MRI(More)
Previous magnetic resonance (MR) investigations of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion in rats were limited by the lack of early post-occlusion MR measurements and/or electrophysiological monitoring. Therefore, we have developed a technique which allows to perform MCA occlusion inside the magnet under simultaneous recording of EEG and direct current (DC)(More)
This study aimed to determine the effects of intravenous methylprednisolone pulse (IVMP) therapy on cytokine levels in patients with acute Kawasaki disease (KD) unresponsive to initial intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. Fifteen KD patients unresponsive to initial IVIG, 2 g/kg/day, were randomized to receive IVMP (n = 7), 30 mg/kg/day for 3 days or(More)