Mike O'Sullivan

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Brain atrophy represents a key marker of disease progression in cerebrovascular disorders. The 3D changes of cortex morphology occurring during the course of small vessel diseases of the brain (SVDB) remain poorly understood. The objective of this study was to assess the changes affecting depth and surface area of cortical sulci and their clinical and(More)
Recent evidence suggests that hippocampal changes are present in vascular cognitive impairment but their importance and relationship with ischaemic mechanisms remain controversial. To investigate these issues we performed MRI and cognitive assessment in a large cohort (n=144) of patients with CADASIL, a hereditary small vessel disease and model of pure(More)
Measurement of brain atrophy has been proposed as a surrogate marker in MS and degenerative dementias. Although cerebral small vessel disease predominantly affects white and subcortical grey matter, recent data suggest that whole brain atrophy is also a good indicator of clinical and cognitive status in this disease. Automated methods to measure atrophy are(More)
See related article, pages 36 – 41. I n this issue of Stroke, Reitz and coworkers explore the link between incident stroke and dementia in data from the Rotterdam Study. 1 The emphasis on incident stroke is important: previous studies to address this question have recruited patients at the time of stroke so that prestroke cognitive status has been inferred(More)
A simple and cheap model that enables on site, ex vivo, but very practical, learning of frame-based image-guided stereotactic technique and methodology, and the functional anatomy of the pallidum and thalamus is described. Using a cadaver skull, a specially prepared, formalin-fixed cadaver brain, and a modified stereotactic probe application of a(More)
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