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Smaller subcortical volumes and cognitive deficits in children with prenatal methamphetamine exposure
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine possible neurotoxic effects of prenatal methamphetamine (Meth) exposure on the developing brain and on cognition. Meth-exposed children (n=13) andExpand
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Decreased brain dopaminergic transporters in HIV-associated dementia patients.
HIV has a propensity to invade subcortical regions of the brain, which may lead to a subcortical dementia termed HIV-cognitive motor complex. Therefore, we aimed to assess whether dopamine (DA) D2Expand
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Unified structural equation modeling approach for the analysis of multisubject, multivariate functional MRI data
The ultimate goal of brain connectivity studies is to propose, test, modify, and compare certain directional brain pathways. Path analysis or structural equation modeling (SEM) is an idealExpand
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Psychobiologic effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine in humans: methodological considerations and preliminary observations
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a phenethylamine with potent effects on serotonergic neurotransmission which has been the object of controversy over its potential as a therapeutic adjunctExpand
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Perfusion MRI and computerized cognitive test abnormalities in abstinent methamphetamine users
This study aims to determine possible persistent abnormalities in regional cerebral blood flow (relative rCBF) and cognitive function in abstinent methamphetamine (METH) users. Twenty METH-dependentExpand
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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Assess NeuroInflammation and Neuropathic Pain
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) has been applied to numerous clinical studies, especially for neurological disorders. This technique can non-invasively evaluate brain metabolites andExpand
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Greater Than Age-Related Changes in Brain Diffusion of HIV Patients After 1 Year
Chronic infection with HIV is associated with neuroinflammation. Prior diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies demonstrated increased mean diffusion (MD) and decreased fractional anisotropy (FA) inExpand
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Common deactivation patterns during working memory and visual attention tasks: An intra‐subject fMRI study at 4 Tesla
This parametric functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigates the balance of negative and positive fMRI signals in the brain. A set of visual attention (VA) and working memory (WM)Expand
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Antiretroviral Treatment is Associated with Increased Attentional Load-Dependent Brain Activation in HIV Patients
ObjectiveThe purpose of this paper was to determine whether antiretroviral medications, especially the nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors, lead to altered brain activation due toExpand
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Efficacy and cardiovascular tolerability of extended dialysis in critically ill patients: a randomized controlled study.
BACKGROUND Extended dialysis is an increasingly used modality of renal replacement therapy that theoretically offers advantages of both intermittent and continuous therapies in the intensive careExpand
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