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Moon S.Y.,Toulouse University Hospital Center | Moon S.Y.,University Paul Sabatier | Moon S.Y.,Ajou University | de Souto Barreto P.,Toulouse University Hospital Center | And 17 more authors.
Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging | Year: 2017

Objectives: Since physical activity (PA) has demonstrated benefits for cardiovascular health, it is possible to hypothesize that higher or increasing PA slows the progression of white matter hyperintensities (WMH). We investigated the association between PA and the progression of WMH in non-demented older adults with memory complaints. Design: We included 152 participants (mean age 74.7±3.8 years; 63.8% women) in the analyses, in whom information on self-reported PA and MRI was available at both baseline and 3-year follow-up. From the PA questionnaire, the baseline metabolic equivalent of task (MET-minute/week) and changes in MET-minute/week over three years were separately calculated for overall, leisure-time, and non-leisure time PA. WMH volume at baseline and 3-year follow-up was obtained by using an automated segmentation algorithm. Results: Mixed-effect linear regression models showed that none of the baseline PA variables was associated with progression of WMH over time. People who had decreased their PA levels over three years tended to show greater progression of WMH compared with those who had maintained PA levels of ≥1200 MET-min/week (roughly equivalent to ≥300 minutes of brisk walking) in the unadjusted model (β±SE=4.85±2.42, p=0.045); however, this association was no longer significant after adjustment for confounders (β±SE =3.63±2.18, p=0.096). Conclusions: We did not find any significant association between PA and WMH in non-demented older adults with memory complaints. However, decrease over time in PA levels tended to be associated with progression of WMH. A larger longitudinal study with data on PA assessed using objective measures would provide important information in this field. © 2017 Serdi and Springer-Verlag France SAS


Guevara M.,University of Concepción | Roman C.,University of Concepción | Houenou J.,CEA Saclay Nuclear Research Center | Houenou J.,University Paris Est Creteil | And 7 more authors.
NeuroImage | Year: 2017

Human brain connection map is far from being complete. In particular the study of the superficial white matter (SWM) is an unachieved task. Its description is essential for the understanding of human brain function and the study of pathogenesis triggered by abnormal connectivity. In this work we automatically created a multi-subject atlas of SWM diffusion-based bundles of the whole brain. For each subject, the complete cortico-cortical tractogram is first split into sub-tractograms connecting pairs of gyri. Then intra-subject shape-based fiber clustering performs compression of each sub-tractogram into a set of bundles. Proceeding further with shape-based clustering provides a match of the bundles across subjects. Bundles found in most of the subjects are instantiated in the atlas. To increase robustness, this procedure was performed with two independent groups of subjects, in order to discard bundles without match across the two independent atlases. Finally, the resulting intersection atlas was projected on a third independent group of subjects in order to filter out bundles without reproducible and reliable projection. The final multi-subject diffusion-based U-fiber atlas is composed of 100 bundles in total, 50 per hemisphere, from which 35 are common to both hemispheres. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.


Moon S.Y.,Toulouse University Hospital Center | Moon S.Y.,University Paul Sabatier | Moon S.Y.,Ajou University | de Souto Barreto P.,Toulouse University Hospital Center | And 14 more authors.
Journal of the Neurological Sciences | Year: 2017

We investigated whether the baseline level and overtime changes of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) would be associated with cognitive decline over three years in non-demented older adults with memory complaints. 109 participants with baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and follow-up cognitive assessments up to 3-year were included; among them, 82 also had a follow-up MRI assessment over three years. WMH volume was obtained by an automated segmentation algorithm. Baseline WMH volumes and change between baseline and follow-up WMH were related to cognitive scores over time using mixed-effect linear regressions. Secondary stratified analyses according to Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) status, APOE4 status, and presence of amyloid in the brain were conducted using similar regression models. Change in WMH volume overtime was associated with declines in COWAT (β = − 0.239; 95% CI = − 0.381, − 0.096, p = 0.001). Baseline WMH was not associated to any of the cognitive tests. Secondary analysis found that baseline WMH was associated to declines in TMT-A in APOE4 non-carriers (β = 0.343; 95% CI = 0.121, 0.564, p = 0.003) and CDR 0 groups (β = 0.307; 95% CI = 0.095, 0.519, p = 0.005); in CDR 0 group, overtime changes in WMH was associated to declines on both TMT-A (β = 0.698; 95% CI = 0.270, 1.126, p = 0.002) and TMT-B (β = 2.573; 95% CI = 1.200, 3.947, p < 0.001). Changes in WMH volume are associated with declines in information processing speed and executive function in non-demented older adults with memory complaints. Overtime changes in WMH volume is probably a better determinant of cognitive function in the elderly than baseline WMH volume. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.


Teipel S.J.,German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases | Teipel S.J.,University of Rostock | Cavedo E.,Institute Of La Memoire Et Of La Maladie Dalzheimer Im2A | Cavedo E.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | And 31 more authors.
Neuropharmacology | Year: 2016

We determined the value of hippocampus (Hp) and basal forebrain (BF) volumes for predicting cognitive decline and treatment response in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase 4 trial at 28 academic centers (France) in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) receiving Donepezil 10 mg daily or placebo over 12 months, and 6 months open label follow-up. Outcome measures were the rates of global and domain specific cognitive decline as non-primary efficacy endpoint. The intention-to-treat (ITT) sample analyzed comprised 215 cases. Baseline Hp volume was a significant predictor of rates of change in global cognitive function in linear mixed effects models. This effect was independent of treatment. BF volume was not associated with rates of global or domain specific cognitive decline. Rates of delayed free recall decline were higher in MCI cases treated with donepezil compared to placebo. Only Hp, but not BF volume was a useful predictor of cognitive decline in suspected prodromal AD patients. Both Hp and BF volumes were poor predictors of treatment response, questioning previous approaches on predicting treatment response without placebo control. Trial registration clinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT00403520. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


PubMed | CNRS In-Vivo Molecular Imaging, Federal University of Minas Gerais, French National Center for Scientific Research, Multicenter Neuroimaging Platform and 4 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Brain : a journal of neurology | Year: 2016

While emerging evidence suggests that neuroinflammation plays a crucial role in Alzheimers disease, the impact of the microglia response in Alzheimers disease remains a matter of debate. We aimed to study microglial activation in early Alzheimers disease and its impact on clinical progression using a second-generation 18-kDa translocator protein positron emission tomography radiotracer together with amyloid imaging using Pittsburgh compound B positron emission tomography. We enrolled 96 subjects, 64 patients with Alzheimers disease and 32 controls, from the IMABio3 study, who had both (11)C-Pittsburgh compound B and (18)F-DPA-714 positron emission tomography imaging. Patients with Alzheimers disease were classified as prodromal Alzheimers disease (n = 38) and Alzheimers disease dementia (n = 26). Translocator protein-binding was measured using a simple ratio method with cerebellar grey matter as reference tissue, taking into account regional atrophy. Images were analysed at the regional (volume of interest) and at the voxel level. Translocator protein genotyping allowed the classification of all subjects in high, mixed and low affinity binders. Thirty high+mixed affinity binders patients with Alzheimers disease were dichotomized into slow decliners (n = 10) or fast decliners (n = 20) after 2 years of follow-up. All patients with Alzheimers disease had an amyloid positive Pittsburgh compound B positron emission tomography. Among controls, eight had positive amyloid scans (n = 6 high+mixed affinity binders), defined as amyloidosis controls, and were analysed separately. By both volumes of interest and voxel-wise comparison, 18-kDa translocator protein-binding was higher in high affinity binders, mixed affinity binders and high+mixed affinity binders Alzheimers disease groups compared to controls, especially at the prodromal stage, involving the temporo-parietal cortex. Translocator protein-binding was positively correlated with Mini-Mental State Examination scores and grey matter volume, as well as with Pittsburgh compound B binding. Amyloidosis controls displayed higher translocator protein-binding than controls, especially in the frontal cortex. We found higher translocator protein-binding in slow decliners than fast decliners, with no difference in Pittsburgh compound B binding. Microglial activation appears at the prodromal and possibly at the preclinical stage of Alzheimers disease, and seems to play a protective role in the clinical progression of the disease at these early stages. The extent of microglial activation appears to differ between patients, and could explain the overlap in translocator protein binding values between patients with Alzheimers disease and amyloidosis controls.


Lista S.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Molinuevo J.L.,Institute dInvestigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS | Cavedo E.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Cavedo E.,Multicenter Neuroimaging Platform | And 30 more authors.
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease | Year: 2015

There is evolving evidence that individuals categorized with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) are potentially at higher risk for developing objective and progressive cognitive impairment compared to cognitively healthy individuals without apparent subjective complaints. Interestingly, SCD, during advancing preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD), may denote very early, subtle cognitive decline that cannot be identified using established standardized tests of cognitive performance. The substantial heterogeneity of existing SCD-related research data has led the Subjective Cognitive Decline Initiative (SCD-I) to accomplish an international consensus on the definition of a conceptual research framework on SCD in preclinical AD. In the area of biological markers, the cerebrospinal fluid signature of AD has been reported to be more prevalent in subjects with SCD compared to healthy controls; moreover, there is a pronounced atrophy, as demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging, and an increased hypometabolism, as revealed by positron emission tomography, in characteristic brain regions affected by AD. In addition, SCD individuals carrying an apolipoprotein β4 allele are more likely to display AD-phenotypic alterations. The urgent requirement to detect and diagnose AD as early as possible has led to the critical examination of the diagnostic power of biological markers, neurophysiology, and neuroimaging methods for AD-related risk and clinical progression in individuals defined with SCD. Observational studies on the predictive value of SCD for developing AD may potentially be of practical value, and an evidence-based, validated, qualified, and fully operationalized concept may inform clinical diagnostic practice and guide earlier designs in future therapy trials. © 2015 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.


Jouvent E.,University Paris Diderot | Jouvent E.,Lariboisiere Hospital | Jouvent E.,University of Paris Pantheon Sorbonne | Sun Z.Y.,CEA Saclay Nuclear Research Center | And 16 more authors.
Stroke | Year: 2016

Background and Purpose-Both brain and cognitive reserves modulate the clinical impact of chronic brain diseases. Whether a motor reserve also modulates the relationships between stroke and disability is unknown. We aimed to determine whether the shape of the central sulcus, a marker of the development of underlying motor connections, is independently associated with disability in patients with a positive history of small subcortical ischemic stroke. Methods-Shapes of central sulci were reconstructed from high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging and ordered without supervision according to a validated algorithm in 166 patients with a positive history of small subcortical ischemic stroke caused by CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy With Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy), a severe monogenic cerebral small vessel disease affecting young patients. Ordinal logistic regression modeling was used to test the relationships between modified Rankin scale, a disability scale strongly weighted toward motor disability, and sulcal shape. Results-Modified Rankin scale was strongly associated with sulcal shape, independent of age, sex, and level of education (proportional odds ratio =1.19, 95% confidence interval =1.06-1.35; P=0.002). Results remained significant after further adjustment for brain atrophy, volume of lacunes, and volume of white matter hyperintensities of presumed vascular origin. Conclusions-The severity of disability in patients with a positive history of small subcortical ischemic stroke caused by a severe cerebral small vessel disease is related to the shape of the central sulcus, independently of the main determinants of disability. These results support the concept of a motor reserve that could modulate the clinical severity in patients with a positive history of small subcortical ischemic stroke. © 2016 American Heart Association, Inc.


Sun Z.Y.,CEA Saclay Nuclear Research Center | Sun Z.Y.,Multicenter Neuroimaging Platform | Pinel P.,University Paris - Sud | Riviere D.,CEA Saclay Nuclear Research Center | And 6 more authors.
Brain Structure and Function | Year: 2015

It is generally accepted in neuroscience that anatomy and function go hand in hand. Accordingly, a local morphological variability could lead to a corresponding functional variability. In this study, we tested this hypothesis by linking the variability of the cortical folding pattern of 252 right-handed subjects to the localization or the pattern of functional activations induced by hand motion or silent reading. Three regions are selected: the central sulcus, the precentral sulcus and the superior temporal sulcus (STS). “Essential morphological variability traits” are identified using a method building upon multidimensional scaling. The link between variability in anatomy and function is confirmed by the perfect match between the central sulcus morphological “hand knob” and the corresponding motor activation: as the location of the hand knob moves more or less dorsally along the central sulcus, the motor hand activation moves accordingly. Furthermore, the size of the left hand activation in the right hemisphere is correlated with the knob location in the central sulcus. A new link between functional and morphological variability is discovered relative to the location of a premotor activation induced by silent reading. While this reading activation is located next to the wall of the central sulcus when the hand knob has a ventral positioning, it is pushed into a deep gyrus interrupting the precentral sulcus when the knob is more dorsal. Finally, it is shown that the size of the reading activation along the STS is larger when the posterior branches are less developed. © 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

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