Abnormal functional connectivity within the default mode network in patients with HBV-related cirrhosis without hepatic encephalopathy revealed by resting-state functional MRI.

@article{Qi2014AbnormalFC,
  title={Abnormal functional connectivity within the default mode network in patients with HBV-related cirrhosis without hepatic encephalopathy revealed by resting-state functional MRI.},
  author={R Qi and Long Jiang Zhang and Qiang Xu and Xue Liang and S Luo and Zhiqiang Zhang and Wei Huang and Ling Zheng and Guang Ming Lu},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2014},
  volume={1576},
  pages={73-80}
}
By means of "task free" resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), abnormal functional connectivity (FC) of the default mode network (DMN) in cirrhotic patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE) has been reported; however, little is known about the changes of DMN in cirrhotic patients without overt or minimal HE. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a disruption of the FC within the DMN in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related cirrhosis without… CONTINUE READING