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In resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional connectivity measures can be influenced by the presence of a strong global component. A widely used pre-processing method for reducing the contribution of this component is global signal regression, in which a global mean time series signal is projected out of the fMRI time series(More)
Beamformer spatial filters are commonly used to explore the active neuronal sources underlying magnetoencephalography (MEG) recordings at low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Conventional beamformer techniques are successful in localizing uncorrelated neuronal sources under poor SNR conditions. However, the spatial and temporal features from conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients undergo multiple radiological evaluations. AIM To estimate total and abdominal radiation exposure from diagnostic X-ray investigations in IBD patients and the associated risk factors. METHODS Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) treated in the IBD clinic were recruited.(More)
Resting-state functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging is proving to be an essential tool for the characterization of functional networks in the brain. Two of the major networks that have been identified are the default mode network (DMN) and the task positive network (TPN). Although prior work indicates that these two networks are(More)
Mutations in the keratin 1 (KRT1) gene underlie epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (EHK). This autosomal dominant disorder is characterized by phenotypic heterogeneity. In the present study, we assessed a 33-year-old individual presenting with severe palmoplantar keratoderma and histopathological findings suggestive of EHK. We analysed genomic DNA extracted from(More)
In resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the temporal correlation between spontaneous fluctuations of the blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signal from different brain regions is used to assess functional connectivity. However, because the BOLD signal is an indirect measure of neuronal activity, its complex hemodynamic nature(More)
BACKGROUND Deletion of the entire steroid sulfatase (STS) gene is the most common molecular defect in X-linked ichthyosis (XLI) patients. Usually, additional flanking sequences are also missing. The aim of this study was to estimate the extent of deletions in an ethnically heterogeneous population of Israeli XLI patients. METHODS Multiplex polymerase(More)
Epidemiological evidence indicates that a fair complexion and exposure to solar radiation in early years contribute to the proliferation of naevi and subsequent melanoma risk. To determine whether protection from sunlight is associated with lower naevi counts, we examined the prevalence and risk factors of naevi in a sample of Israeli school pupils. Whole(More)
PURPOSE Working memory (WM) represents the brain's ability to maintain information in a readily available state for short periods of time. This study examines the resting-state cortical activity patterns that are most associated with performance on a difficult working-memory task. METHODS Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) band-passed (delta/theta (1-7 Hz),(More)
INTRODUCTION In the absence of an explicit task, temporal synchrony is maintained across brain regions. Taking advantage of this synchrony, resting-state fMRI has been used to study resting-state brain connectivity in both health and disease [1]. Changes in resting-state BOLD connectivity measures are typically interpreted as changes in coherent neural(More)
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