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The aim of this study is to identify mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) using amyloid imaging of beta amyloid (Aβ) deposition and FDG imaging of reflecting neuronal dysfunction as PET biomarkers. Sixty-eight MCI patients underwent cognitive testing, [11C]-PIB PET and [18F]-FDG PET at baseline and follow-up. Regions of interest(More)
The present studies were performed to determine whether cerebral edema will develop as a consequence of arterial hypertension and/or craniectomy. Arterial hypertension was induced for 30 minutes by inflation of a balloon catheter situated in the descending aorta, and a parietal craniectomy was performed. The cerebral edema noticed was evaluated by(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to identify the amyloid beta (Aβ) deposition by positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with the (18)F-labeled Pittsburgh compound B (PIB) derivative [(18)F]flutemetamol (FMM) across a spectrum of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to compare Aβ deposition between [(18)F]FMM and [(11)C]PIB PET imaging. METHODS The study included 36(More)
We investigated whether [11C]-PIB PET detects underlying amyloid deposition at clinically different stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and preclinical dementia. The Japanese cohort of 214 subjects underwent cognitive testing and 60-min dynamic [11C]-PIB PET. [11C]-PIB data were acquired from 35-60 min after injection. Regions of interest were defined on(More)
Does an open skull alter the fundamental biomechanical properties of normal brain tissue? This question was studied in 32 anesthetized cats, 16 of which underwent a standard craniectomy (2.5 X 2.0 cm) in the left frontoparietal region. Brain tissue pressure, regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF), and brain water content were measured from the same area of(More)
We examined the role of ischemic brain edema, tissue pressure gradients, and regional CBF (rCBF) in adjacent regions of cerebral cortex in cats with middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion (MCAO). Tissue pressure, rCBF, and water content were measured from gray matter in the central core and the peripheral margin of the MCA territory over 6 h after MCAO.(More)
We studied how the osmotic pressure gradient between blood and the brain is related to the development of ischemic brain edema. Focal cerebral ischemia was produced by left MCA occlusion in rats. Brain osmolality was determined with a vapor pressure osmometer, water content of the brain tissue was measured by wet and dry weight, and the tissue sodium and(More)
We are reporting a rare case of clivus chordoma with fatal hemorrhage in the posterior fossa. A 38-year-old woman afflicted with sudden onset of severe headache and vomiting. On neurological examination, she was mildly lethargic. She had slight dysarthria and nystagmus, but no cranial nerve abnormalities. Craniogram revealed erosive changes in the right(More)
A 58-year-old female presented with a unique case of multifocal primary intracerebral malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) manifesting as partial seizure. Neuroimaging showed a mass lesion in the right frontal lobe, which was totally removed. The histological diagnosis was MFH. Follow-up neuroimaging one month after surgery showed another lesion rapidly(More)