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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a promising experimental approach to treat various neurological disorders. However, the optimal stimulation paradigm and the precise mechanism of action of DBS are unknown. Neuro-imaging by means of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) is a non-invasive manner of evaluating regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF)(More)
OBJECTIVE Conversion deafness is characterized by sudden hearing loss without any identifiable cause. In the current study, we investigated presumed conversion deafness in a cochlear implant user using H₂¹⁵O-positron emission tomography (PET) scan with speech and noise stimuli in conjunction with audiologic tests such as impedance test and auditory response(More)
The existence of numerous interesting mouse models of neurological disorders enables the investigation of causal relations between pathological events and the effect of treatment regimes. However, mouse models of a specific neurological disease are often generated using different background strains, which raises the question whether the observed effects are(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, the influence of physiological determinants on 18F-fluoro-d-glucose ((18)F-FDG) brain uptake was evaluated in a mouse model of Alzheimer disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS TASTPM (Tg) and age-matched C57BL/6 J (WT) mice were fasted for 10 hours, while another group was fasted for 20 hours to evaluate the effect of fasting duration.(More)
Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is an autosomal dominant arterial aneurysm disease belonging to the spectrum of transforming growth factor β (TGFβ)-associated vasculopathies. In its most typical form it is characterized by the presence of hypertelorism, bifid uvula/cleft palate and aortic aneurysm and/or arterial tortuosity. LDS is caused by heterozygous loss of(More)
The standard uptake value (SUV), commonly used to quantify (18)F-FluoroDeoxyGlucose (FDG) uptake in small animal brain PET imaging, is affected by many factors. In this study the influence of fasting times, inter-scan duration and repetitive scanning on the variability of different SUV measures is investigated. Additionally it is demonstrated that these(More)
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