Tian Xia Qiu

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STUDY DESIGN A study using an anatomically accurate finite-element model of a L2-L3 motion segment to investigate the biomechanical effects of graded bilateral and unilateral facetectomies of L3 under flexion and extension loadings. OBJECTIVE To predict the amount of facetectomy on lumbar motion segment that would cause segmental instability, therefore(More)
The mechanisms underlying the effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in major depressive disorder (MDD) are not fully understood. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) is a new tool to study the effects of brain stimulation interventions, particularly ECT. The authors aim to investigate the mechanisms of ECT in MDD by(More)
BACKGROUND Modified electroconvulsive therapy (MECT) has been regarded as the most effective antidepressant therapy, despite its cognitive side effects. However, how MECT influences problem-solving capacity in major depressive disorder (MDD), as well as its underlying neurobiological mechanisms, remains unclear. The present study aimed to assess alterations(More)
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent mood disorder. Treatment of MDD includes a variety of biopsychosocial approaches. Glutamate receptor, metabotropic 4 (GRM4) has been implicated in the regulation of MDD and it is seen as an attractive target for drug discovery and development. Here we reported using cellular assays and blood samples from MDD(More)
Cortical surface area (CSA) has particular relevance for understanding development, behavior, and the connection between brain structure and function. Little is known about genetic and environmental determinants of CSA during development. We utilized bivariate twin methods to identify global and regionally specific genetic factors which influence CSA in a(More)
In current study, a detailed three-dimensional C0C7 FE model of the whole head-neck complex developed previously was modified to include T1 vertebra. Rear impact accelerations of different conditions were applied to T1 inferior surface to validate the simulated variations of the intervertebral segmental rotations of the cervical spine. The simulated(More)
Objective. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is considered one of the most effective and fast-acting treatment options for depressive episodes. Little is known, however, about ECT's enabling brain (neuro)plasticity effects, particular for plasticity of white matter pathway. Materials and Methods. We collected longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging in the(More)
The current study explored the influences of genetic and environmental factors on the mental health of twins between ages 6 and 16. A total of 41 monozygotic (MZ) twins and 35 dizygotic twins were recruited. The psychological attributes and environmental information of children were evaluated. A significant correlation was found between twins in the(More)
We investigated the baseline brain activity level in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) by am plitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) based on resting-state functional MRI (fMRI). We examined 13 patients in the MDD group and 14 healthy volunteers in the control group by resting-state fMRI on GE Signa 3.0T. We calculated and compared the ALFF(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to study the brain structural and functional changes after 8 courses of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). MATERIAL AND METHODS MRI scans were performed on 12 depressive patients before and after 8 courses of ECT and compared with those of 15 normal controls. Data were analyzed by(More)