Silvana Prando

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Reduced resting global cerebral blood flow has been previously detected in association with heart failure (HF), but it is not clear whether there are brain regions that could be specifically affected by those brain perfusion deficits. The authors used a fully automated, voxel-based image analysis method to investigate, across the(More)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is classically considered a transitional stage between normal aging and dementia. Non-amnestic MCI (naMCI) patients, however, typically demonstrate cognitive deficits other than memory decline. Furthermore, as a group, naMCI have a lower rate of an eventual dementia diagnosis as compared to amnestic subtypes of MCI (aMCI).(More)
CONTEXT The mechanisms by which obesity alters the cerebral function and the effect of weight loss on the brain have not been completely clarified. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess the effect of bariatric surgery on the cognitive function and cerebral metabolism. DESIGN Seventeen obese women were studied prior to and 24 weeks after(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Depressive symptoms are frequently associated with heart failure (HF), but the brain mechanisms underlying such association are unclear. We hypothesized that the presence of major depressive disorder (MDD) emerging after the onset of HF would be associated with regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) abnormalities in medial temporal(More)
BACKGROUND Aerobic training (AT) is a promising intervention for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of AT on cognition and regional brain glucose metabolism (rBGM) in MCI patients. METHODS Subjects performed a twice-a-week, moderate intensity, AT program for 24 weeks. Assessment with ADAS-cog, a comprehensive(More)
Lithium modulates several intracellular pathways related to neuroplasticity and resilience against neuronal injury. These properties have been consistently reported in experimental models, and involve the up-regulation of neurotrophic response and autophagy, and down-regulation of apoptosis, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Clinical and epidemiological(More)
One-day-old mice display a brief capacity for heart regeneration after apex resection. We sought to examine this response in a different model and to determine the impact of this early process on long-term tissue perfusion and overall cardiac function in response to stress. Apical resection of postnatal rats at day 1 (P1) and 7 (P7) rendered 18 ± 1.0% and(More)
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