Natalie C Huang

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Events associated with an evolving cerebral infarction were studied using multiple magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques at 4.7 T in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion. High resolution perfusion images revealed a core of absent perfusion surrounded by a zone of slow, but measurable perfusion. Only the core of severest perfusion deficit(More)
We tested the hypothesis that the exacerbation of post-ischemic brain tissue injury associated with hyperglycemia in rats is due to toxic metabolism of nitric oxide. We used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to measure neuronal and cerebrovascular injury in a 2-h transient focal cerebral ischemia model in normoglycemic and hyperglycemic rats at 3(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques were used to determine the effect of preexisting hyperglycemia on the extent of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury and the level of cerebral perfusion. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was induced by a suture insertion technique. Forty one rats were divided into hyperglycemic and normoglycemic groups with(More)
Preexisting hyperglycemia is associated with enhanced reperfusion injury in the postischemic rat brain. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether the hyperglycemic exacerbation of brain injury is associated with enhanced generation of hydroxyl radicals in rats subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (2 h), followed by reperfusion (2 h). Magnetic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the response to treatment of pediatric patients diagnosed with autoimmune inner ear disease. PATIENTS Seven children who presented with sensorineural hearing loss and were diagnosed with autoimmune inner ear disease. INTERVENTION Diagnosis through blood testing. Treatment with steroids and/or cytotoxic medication. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a relatively new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that can be used to probe the microenvironment of water. Contrast in DWI depends on properties different from traditional T1 and T2 contrast, and is derived form the translational motion of water molecules. Since it is reasonable to think that a change in the(More)
A new pulse sequence for estimating cerebral blood flow called UNFAIR, which uses a combination of sequential hyperbolic secant preparatory pulses, is introduced. This sequence is based on the same generalized conditions as previously introduced inversion recovery techniques except that the spins in the image slice of interest always have +z magnetization(More)
Intracellular Hsp70 provides cytoprotection against a variety of stressful stimuli, and an effective means of increasing intracellular Hsp70 levels could prove beneficial in the prevention and treatment of a variety of human diseases. A novel protein transduction domain consisting of the single chain Fv fragment of an anti-DNA antibody known to penetrate(More)
The effect of preischemic hyperglycemia on the acute decline of brain apparent diffusion coefficient of water (ADCw) following cerebral ischemia was studied in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). ADCw was measured by NMR with a newly developed spin-echo line-scan protocol that provides for an ADCw calculation every 15 s at a spatial(More)
We report the effect of increased plasma glucose levels on changes in the apparent diffusion coefficient of brain water (ADCw) during the first few minutes of global ischemia in rats. Brain ADCw values were acquired every 15 s using a diffusion-weighted line-scan MR pulse sequence. Preischemic hyperglycemia was achieved by infusion of 50% dextrose (i.v.)(More)