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2017

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  • ALBI A., PASTERNAK O., MINATI L., MARIZZONI M., BARTRES-FAZ D., BARGALLO N., BOSCH B., ROSSINI P. M., MARRA C., MUELLER B., FIEDLER U., WILTFANG J., ROCCATAGLIATA L., PICCO A., NOBILI F. M., BLIN O., SEIN J., RANJEVA J. - P., DIDIC M., BOMBOIS S., LOPES R., BORDET R., GROS-DAGNAC H., PAYOUX P., ZOCCATELLI G., ALESSANDRINI F., BELTRAMELLO A., FERRETTI A., CAULO M., AIELLO M., CAVALIERE C., SORICELLI A., PARNETTI L., TARDUCCI R., FLORIDI P., TSOLAKI M., CONSTANTINIDIS M., DREVELEGAS A., FRISONI G., JOVICICH J. “Free water elimination improves test-retest reproducibility of diffusion tensor imaging indices in the brain: A longitudinal multisite study of healthy elderly subjects.”. Human Brain Mapping [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 38, n°1, p. 12-26. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23350 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Free water elimination (FWE) in brain diffusion MRI has been shown to improve tissue specificity in human white matter characterization both in health and in disease. Relative to the classical diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) model, FWE is also expected to increase sensitivity to microstructural changes in longitudinal studies. However, it is not clear if these two models differ in their test-retest reproducibility. This study compares a bi-tensor model for FWE with DTI by extending a previous longitudinal-reproducibility 3T multisite study (10 sites, 7 different scanner models) of 50 healthy elderly participants (55-80 years old) scanned in two sessions at least 1 week apart. We computed the reproducibility of commonly used DTI metrics (FA: fractional anisotropy, MD: mean diffusivity, RD: radial diffusivity, and AXD: axial diffusivity), derived either using a DTI model or a FWE model. The DTI metrics were evaluated over 48 white-matter regions of the JHU-ICBM-DTI-81 white-matter labels atlas, and reproducibility errors were assessed. We found that relative to the DTI model, FWE significantly reduced reproducibility errors in most areas tested. In particular, for the FA and MD metrics, there was an average reduction of approximately 1% in the reproducibility error. The reproducibility scores did not significantly differ across sites. This study shows that FWE improves sensitivity and is thus promising for clinical applications, with the potential to identify more subtle changes. The increased reproducibility allows for smaller sample size or shorter trials in studies evaluating biomarkers of disease progression or treatment effects. Hum Brain Mapp 38:12-26, 2017. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Mots-clés : alzheimers-disease, brain diffusion tensor imaging, cerebral white-matter, false discovery rate, free-water imaging, healthy elderly, longitudinal, MRI, multisite diffusion MRI, parkinsons-disease, reliability, Schizophrenia, spatial statistics, substantia-nigra, test-retest reproducibility, tracking.

  • AZIZ A. - L., GIUSIANO B., JOUBERT S., DUPRAT L., DIDIC M., GUERIOT C., KORIC L., BOUCRAUT J., FELICIAN O., RANJEVA J. - P., GUEDJ E., CECCALDI M. “Difference in imaging biomarkers of neurodegeneration between early and late-onset amnestic Alzheimer's disease.”. Neurobiology of Aging [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 54, p. 22-30. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.02.010 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Neuroimaging biomarkers differ between patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) and late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). Whether these changes reflect cognitive heterogeneity or differences in disease severity is still unknown. This study aimed at investigating changes in neuroimaging biomarkers, according to the age of onset of the disease, in mild amnestic Alzheimer's disease patients with positive amyloid biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid. Both patient groups were impaired on tasks assessing verbal and visual recognition memory. EOAD patients showed greater executive and linguistic deficits, while LOAD patients showed greater semantic memory impairment. In EOAD and LOAD, hypometabolism involved the bilateral temporoparietal junction and the posterior cingulate cortex. In EOAD, atrophy was widespread, including frontotemporoparietal areas, whereas it was limited to temporal regions in LOAD. Atrophic volumes were greater in EOAD than in LOAD. Hypometabolic volumes were similar in the 2 groups. Greater extent of atrophy in EOAD, despite similar extent of hypometabolism, could reflect different underlying pathophysiological processes, different glucose-based compensatory mechanisms or distinct level of premorbid atrophic lesions.
    Mots-clés : Age of Onset, Alzheimer's disease, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neuroimaging biomarkers, Positron emission tomography imaging.

  • BESSON P., CARRIÈRE N., BANDT S. K., TOMMASI M., LECLERC X., DERAMBURE P., LOPES R., TYVAERT L. “Whole-Brain High-Resolution Structural Connectome: Inter-Subject Validation and Application to the Anatomical Segmentation of the Striatum.”. Brain Topography [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10548-017-0548-0 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : The present study describes extraction of high-resolution structural connectome (HRSC) in 99 healthy subjects, acquired and made available by the Human Connectome Project. Single subject connectomes were then registered to the common surface space to allow assessment of inter-individual reproducibility of this novel technique using a leave-one-out approach. The anatomic relevance of the surface-based connectome was examined via a clustering algorithm, which identified anatomic subdivisions within the striatum. The connectivity of these striatal subdivisions were then mapped on the cortical and other subcortical surfaces. Findings demonstrate that HRSC analysis is robust across individuals and accurately models the actual underlying brain networks related to the striatum. This suggests that this method has the potential to model and characterize the healthy whole-brain structural network at high anatomic resolution.
    Mots-clés : Connectome, Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging, High-resolution, Striatum clustering, Surface-based connectivity.

  • CHATEL B., HOURDé C., GONDIN J., FOURé A., LE FUR Y., VILMEN C., BERNARD M., MESSONNIER L. A., BENDAHAN D. “Impaired muscle force production and higher fatigability in a mouse model of sickle cell disease.”. Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 63, p. 37-44. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bcmd.2017.01.004 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Skeletal muscle function has been scarcely investigated in sickle cell disease (SCD) so that the corresponding impact of sickle hemoglobin is still a matter of debate. The purpose of this study was to investigate muscle force production and fatigability in SCD and to identify whether exercise intensity could have a modulatory effect. Ten homozygous sickle cell (HbSS), ten control (HbAA) and ten heterozygous (HbAS) mice were submitted to two stimulation protocols (moderate and intense) to assess force production and fatigability. We showed that specific maximal tetanic force was lower in HbSS mice as compared to other groups. At the onset of the stimulation period, peak force was reduced in HbSS and HbAS mice as compared to HbAA mice. Contrary to the moderate protocol, the intense stimulation protocol was associated with a larger decrease in peak force and rate of force development in HbSS mice as compared to HbAA and HbAS mice. These findings provide in vivo evidence of impaired muscle force production and resistance to fatigue in SCD. These changes are independent of muscle mass. Moreover, SCD is associated with muscle fatigability when exercise intensity is high.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Exercise intensity, Muscle mass, Muscle volume, Rate of force development.

  • CHATEL B., MESSONNIER L. A., BENDAHAN D. “Exacerbated in vivo metabolic changes suggestive of a spontaneous muscular vaso-occlusive crisis in exercising muscle of a sickle cell mouse.”. Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bcmd.2017.05.006 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : While sickle cell disease (SCD) is characterized by frequent vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC), no direct observation of such an event in skeletal muscle has been performed in vivo. The present study reported exacerbated in vivo metabolic changes suggestive of a spontaneous muscular VOC in exercising muscle of a sickle cell mouse. Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy of phosphorus 31, phosphocreatine and inorganic phosphate concentrations and intramuscular pH were measured throughout two standardized protocols of rest - exercise - recovery at two different intensities in ten SCD mice. Among these mice, one single mouse presented divergent responses. A statistical analysis (based on confidence intervals) revealed that this single mouse presented slower phosphocreatine resynthesis and inorganic phosphate disappearance during the post-stimulation recovery of one of the protocols, what could suggest an ischemia. This study described, for the first time in a sickle cell mouse in vivo, exacerbated metabolic changes triggered by an exercise session that would be suggestive of a live observation of a muscular VOC. However, no evidence of a direct cause-effect relationship between exercise and VOC has been put forth.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, HbS polymerization, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of phosphorus 31, Physical activity, Red blood cell sickling.

  • DE LEENER B., LEVY S., DUPONT S. M., FONOV V. S., STIKOV N., COLLINS D. L., CALLOT V., COHEN-ADAD J. “SCT: Spinal Cord Toolbox, an open-source software for processing spinal cord MRI data.”. Neuroimage [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 145, p. 24-43. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.10.009 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : For the past 25 years, the field of neuroimaging has witnessed the development of several software packages for processing multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) to study the brain. These software packages are now routinely used by researchers and clinicians, and have contributed to important breakthroughs for the understanding of brain anatomy and function. However, no software package exists to process mpMRI data of the spinal cord. Despite the numerous clinical needs for such advanced mpMRI protocols (multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cervical spondylotic myelopathy, etc.), researchers have been developing specific tools that, while necessary, do not provide an integrative framework that is compatible with most usages and that is capable of reaching the community at large. This hinders cross-validation and the possibility to perform multi-center studies. In this study we introduce the Spinal Cord Toolbox (SCT), a comprehensive software dedicated to the processing of spinal cord MRI data. SCT builds on previously-validated methods and includes state-of-the-art MM templates and atlases of the spinal cord, algorithms to segment and register new data to the templates, and motion correction methods for diffusion and functional time series. SCT is tailored towards standardization and automation of the processing pipeline, versatility, modularity, and it follows guidelines of software development and distribution. Preliminary applications of SCT cover a variety of studies, from cross-sectional area measures in large databases of patients, to the precise quantification of mpMRI metrics in specific spinal pathways. We anticipate that SCT will bring together the spinal cord neuroimaging community by establishing standard templates and analysis procedures.
    Mots-clés : 3 tesla, age, Atlas, automatic segmentation, Brain, diffeomorphic image registration, In-vivo, magnetization-transfer, matter segmentation, MRI, multiple-sclerosis, of-the-art, open-source, Software, Spinal Cord, Template.

  • DE LEENER B., MANGEAT G., DUPONT S., MARTIN A. R., CALLOT V., STIKOV N., FEHLINGS M. G., COHEN-ADAD J. “Topologically preserving straightening of spinal cord MRI.”. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging: JMRI [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.25622 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : PURPOSE: To propose a robust and accurate method for straightening magnetic resonance (MR) images of the spinal cord, based on spinal cord segmentation, that preserves spinal cord topology and that works for any MRI contrast, in a context of spinal cord template-based analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The spinal cord curvature was computed using an iterative Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) approximation. Forward and inverse deformation fields for straightening were computed by solving analytically the straightening equations for each image voxel. Computational speed-up was accomplished by solving all voxel equation systems as one single system. Straightening accuracy (mean and maximum distance from straight line), computational time, and robustness to spinal cord length was evaluated using the proposed and the standard straightening method (label-based spline deformation) on 3T T2 - and T1 -weighted images from 57 healthy subjects and 33 patients with spinal cord compression due to degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). RESULTS: The proposed algorithm was more accurate, more robust, and faster than the standard method (mean distance = 0.80 vs. 0.83 mm, maximum distance = 1.49 vs. 1.78 mm, time = 71 vs. 174 sec for the healthy population and mean distance = 0.65 vs. 0.68 mm, maximum distance = 1.28 vs. 1.55 mm, time = 32 vs. 60 sec for the DCM population). CONCLUSION: A novel image straightening method that enables template-based analysis of quantitative spinal cord MRI data is introduced. This algorithm works for any MRI contrast and was validated on healthy and patient populations. The presented method is implemented in the Spinal Cord Toolbox, an open-source software for processing spinal cord MRI data. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 1. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2017.
    Mots-clés : deformation field, MR image analysis, NURBS, SCT, Spinal Cord, straightening.

  • DESROIS M., LAN C., MOVASSAT J., BERNARD M. “Reduced up-regulation of the nitric oxide pathway and impaired endothelial and smooth muscle functions in the female type 2 diabetic goto-kakizaki rat heart.”. Nutrition & Metabolism [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 14, p. 6. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12986-016-0157-z > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is associated with greater relative risk of cardiovascular diseases in women than in men, which is not well understood. Consequently, we have investigated if male and female displayed differences in cardiac function, energy metabolism, and endothelial function which could contribute to increased cardiovascular complications in type 2 diabetic female. METHODS: Male and female Control and type 2 diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) isolated rat hearts were perfused during 28 min with a physiological buffer before freeze-clamping for biochemical assays. High energy phosphate compounds and intracellular pH were followed using (31)P magnetic resonance spectroscopy with simultaneous measurement of contractile function. Nitric oxide (NO) pathway and endothelium-dependent and independent vasodilatations were measured as indexes of endothelial function. Results were analyzed via two-way ANOVA, p < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. RESULTS: Myocardial function was impaired in male and female diabetic versus Control groups (p < 0.05) without modification of energy metabolism. Coronary flow was decreased in both diabetic versus Control groups but to a higher extent in female GK versus male GK rat hearts (p < 0.05). NO production was up-regulated in diabetic groups but to a less extent in female GK rat hearts (p < 0.05). Endothelium-dependent and independent vasodilatations were impaired in female GK rat compared with male GK (p < 0.05) and female Control (p < 0.05) rat hearts. CONCLUSIONS: We reported here an endothelial damage characterized by a reduced up-regulation of the NO pathway and impaired endothelial and smooth muscle functions, and coronary flow rates in the female GK rat hearts while energy metabolism was normal. Whether these results are related to the higher risk of cardiovascular complications among type 2 diabetic female needs to be further elicited in the future.
    Mots-clés : Cardiac function, crmbm, Endothelial function, Energy Metabolism, Gender differences, Type 2 diabetic heart.

  • FISSOLO N., PIGNOLET B., MATUTE-BLANCH C., TRIVIñO J. C., MIRó B., MOTA M., PEREZ-HOYOS S., SANCHEZ A., VERMERSCH P., RUET A., DE SèZE J., LABAUGE P., VUKUSIC S., PAPEIX C., ALMOYNA L., TOURBAH A., CLAVELOU P., MOREAU T., PELLETIER J., LEBRUN-FRENAY C., MONTALBAN X., BRASSAT D., COMABELLA M., BIONAT, BEST-MS AND SFSEP NETWORK. “MMP9 is decreased in natalizumab-treated MS patients at risk for PML.”. Annals of Neurology [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ana.24987 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : OBJECTIVE: To identify biomarkers associated with the development of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with natalizumab (NTZ). METHODS: Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients who developed PML under NTZ therapy (pre-PML) and non-PML natalizumab-treated patients (NTZ-ctr) were included in the study. Cryopreserved peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and serum samples collected at baseline, at one- and two-year treated time points, and during PML were analyzed for gene expression by RNA-sequencing and for serum protein levels by LUMINEX and ELISA assays respectively. RESULTS: Among top differentially expressed genes in the RNA-sequencing between pre-PML and NTZ-ctr patients, pathway analysis revealed a high representation of genes belonging to the following categories: pro-angiogenic factors (MMP9, VEGFA), chemokines (CXCL1, CXCL5, IL8, CCL2), cytokines (IL1B, IFNG), and plasminogen- and coagulation-related molecules (SERPINB2, PLAU, PLAUR, TFPI, THBD). Serum protein levels for these candidates were measured in a two-step manner in a screening cohort and a validation cohort of pre-PML and NTZ-ctr patients. Only MMP9 was validated and, in pre-PML patients MMP9 protein levels were significantly reduced at baseline compared with NTZ-ctr patients and levels remained lower at later time points during NTZ treatment. INTERPRETATION: The results from this study suggest that the pro-angiogenic factor MMP9 may play a role as biomarker associated with the development of PML in MS patients treated with NTZ. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  • FOURÉ A., DUHAMEL G., VILMEN C., BENDAHAN D., JUBEAU M., GONDIN J. “Fast measurement of the quadriceps femoris muscle transverse relaxation time at high magnetic field using segmented echo-planar imaging.”. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging: JMRI [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 45, n°2, p. 356-368. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.25355 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : PURPOSE: To assess and validate a technique for transverse relaxation time (T2 ) measurements of resting and recovering skeletal muscle following exercise with a high temporal resolution and large volume coverage using segmented spin-echo echo-planar imaging (sSE-EPI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were performed on a 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner using a multislice sSE-EPI technique applied at different echo times (TEs). T2 measurements were first validated in vitro in calibrated T2 phantoms (range: 25-152 ms) by comparing sSE-EPI, standard spin-echo (SE), and multislice multiecho (MSME) techniques (using a fitting procedure or a 2-TEs calculation). In vivo measurements of resting T2 quadriceps femoris (QF) muscle were performed with both sSE-EPI and MSME sequences. Finally, sSE-EPI was used to quantify T2 changes in recovering muscle after an exercise. RESULTS: T2 values measured in vitro with sSE-EPI were similar to those assessed with SE (P > 0.05). In vitro and in vivo T2 measurements obtained with sSE-EPI were independent of the T2 determination procedure (P > 0.05). In contrast, both in vitro and in vivo T2 values derived from MSME were significantly different when using 2-TEs calculation as compared to the fitting procedure (P < 0.05). sSE-EPI allowed the detection of increased T2 values in the QF muscle immediately after exercise (+14 ± 9%), while lower T2 values were recorded less than 2 min afterwards (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: sSE-EPI sequence is a relevant method to monitor exercise-induced T2 changes of skeletal muscles over large volume coverage and to detect abnormal patterns of muscle activation. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 1 J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2017;45:356-368.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Exercise, MRI, skeletal muscle, spin-echo sequence, T2.

  • GABORIT B., SENGENES C., ANCEL P., JACQUIER A., DUTOUR A. “Role of Epicardial Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease: A Matter of Fat?”. Comprehensive Physiology [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 7, n°3, p. 1051-1082. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cphy.c160034 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a small but very biologically active ectopic fat depot that surrounds the heart. Given its rapid metabolism, thermogenic capacity, unique transcriptome, secretory profile, and simply measurability, epicardial fat has drawn increasing attention among researchers attempting to elucidate its putative role in health and cardiovascular diseases. The cellular crosstalk between epicardial adipocytes and cells of the vascular wall or myocytes is high and suggests a local role for this tissue. The balance between protective and proinflammatory/profibrotic cytokines, chemokines, and adipokines released by EAT seem to be a key element in atherogenesis and could represent a future therapeutic target. EAT amount has been found to predict clinical coronary outcomes. EAT can also modulate cardiac structure and function. Its amount has been associated with atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, and sleep apnea syndrome. Conversely, a beiging fat profile of EAT has been identified. In this review, we describe the current state of knowledge regarding the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiological role of EAT, and the factors more globally leading to ectopic fat development. We will also highlight the most recent findings on the origin of this ectopic tissue, and its association with cardiac diseases. © 2017 American Physiological Society. Compr Physiol 7:1051-1082, 2017.


  • GIRARD O. M., CALLOT V., PREVOST V. H., ROBERT B., TASO M., RIBEIRO G., VARMA G., RANGWALA N., ALSOP D. C., DUHAMEL G. “Magnetization transfer from inhomogeneously broadened lines (ihMT): Improved imaging strategy for spinal cord applications.”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 77, p. 581-591. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.26134 >
    Résumé : Purpose Inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT) shows great promise for specific imaging of myelinated tissues. Whereas the ihMT technique has been previously applied in brain applications, the current report presents a strategy for cervical spinal cord (SC) imaging free of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pulsatility artifacts. Methods A pulsed ihMT preparation was combined with a single-shot HASTE readout. Electrocardiogram (ECG) synchronization was used to acquire all images during the quiescent phase of SC motion. However ihMT signal quantification errors may occur when a variable recovery delay is introduced in the sequence as a consequence of variable cardiac cycle. A semiautomatic retrospective correction algorithm, based on repetition time (TR) -matching, is proposed to correct for signal variations of long T1-components (e.g., CSF). Results The proposed strategy combining ECG synchronization and retrospective data pairing led to clean SC images free of CSF artifacts. Lower variability of the ihMT metrics were obtained with the correction algorithm, and allowed for shorter TR to be used, hence improving signal-to-noise ratio efficiency. Conclusion The proposed methodology enabled faster acquisitions, while offering robust ihMT quantification and exquisite SC image quality. This opens great perspectives for widening the in vivo characterization of SC physiopathology using MRI, such as studying white matter tracts microstructure or impairment in degenerative pathologies. Magn Reson Med, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, CSF pulsatility, ECG synchronization, ihMT, Inhomogeneous magnetization transfer, motion correction, myelin, Spinal Cord, white matter.

  • GRIMALDI S., DUPRAT L., GRAPPERON A. - M., VERSCHUEREN A., DELMONT E., ATTARIAN S. “Global Motor Unit Number Index sum score for assessing the loss of lower motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.”. Muscle & Nerve [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mus.25595 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Introduction Our objective was to propose a motor unit number index (MUNIX) global sum score in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to estimate the loss of functional motor units. Methods MUNIX was assessed for 18 ALS patients and 17 healthy controls in seven muscles: the abductor pollicis brevis (APB), abductor digiti minimi (ADM), tibialis anterior (TA), deltoid, trapezius, submental complex (SMC) and orbicularis oris. Results MUNIX was significantly lower in ALS patients than in healthy controls for the APB, ADM, TA and the trapezius muscles. The MUNIX sum score of 4 muscles (ADM + APB + Trapezius + TA) was lower in ALS patients (P = 0.01) and was correlated with clinical scores. Discussion The global MUNIX sum score proposed in this study estimates the loss of lower motor neurons in several body regions including the trapezius, and is correlated with clinical impairment in ALS patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Mots-clés : ALS, biomarker, clinical correlation, global MUNIX sum score, motor unit, MUNIX.

  • GUENOUN D., FOURé A., PITHIOUX M., GUIS S., LE CORROLLER T., MATTEI J. - P., PAULY V., GUYE M., BERNARD M., CHABRAND P., CHAMPSAUR P., BENDAHAN D. “Correlative Analysis Of Vertebral Trabecular Bone Microarchitecture and Mechanical Properties: A Combined Ultra-High Field (7 Tesla) MRI and Biomechanical Investigation.”. Spine [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0000000000002163 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : STUDY DESIGN: High resolution imaging and biomechanical investigation of ex-vivo vertebrae OBJECTIVE.: To assess bone microarchitecture of cadaveric vertebrae using ultra-high field (UHF) 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to determine whether the corresponding microarchitecture parameters were related to BMD and bone strength assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and mechanical compression tests. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Limitations of DXA for the assessment of bone fragility and osteoporosis have been recognized and criteria of microarchitecture alteration have been included in the definition of osteoporosis. Although vertebral fracture is the most common osteoporotic fracture, no study has assessed directly vertebral trabecular bone. microarchitecture. METHODS: BMD of twenty four vertebrae (L2, L3, L4) from eight cadavers were investigated using DXA. The bone volume fraction (BVF), trabecular thickness (Tb.Th), and trabecular spacing (Tb.Sp) of each vertebra was quantified using UHF MRI. Measurements were performed by two operators in order to characterize the inter-rater reliability. The whole set of specimens underwent mechanical compression tests to failure and the corresponding failure stress was calculated. RESULTS: The inter-rater reliability for bone microarchitecture parameters was good withintraclass correlation coefficients ranging from 0.82 to 0.94. Failure load and stress were significantly correlated with BVF, Tb.Sp and BMD (p < 0.05). Tb.Th was only correlated with the failure stress (p < 0.05). Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that the combination of BVF and BMD improved the prediction of the failure stress from an adjustedR = 0.384 for BMD alone to an adjusted R = 0.414. CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated for the first time that the vertebral bone microarchitecture assessed with UHF MRI was significantly correlated with biomechanical parameters. Our data suggest that the multimodal assessment of BMD and trabecular bone microarchitecture with UHF MRI provides additional information on the risk of vertebral bone fracture and might be of interest for the future investigation of selected osteoporotic patients. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A.

  • HABIB G., BUCCIARELLI-DUCCI C., CAFORIO A. L. P., CARDIM N., CHARRON P., COSYNS B., DEHAENE A., DERUMEAUX G., DONAL E., DWECK M. R., EDVARDSEN T., ERBA P. A., ERNANDE L., GAEMPERLI O., GALDERISI M., GRAPSA J., JACQUIER A., KLINGEL K., LANCELLOTTI P., NEGLIA D., PEPE A., PERRONE-FILARDI P., PETERSEN S. E., PLEIN S., POPESCU B. A., REANT P., SADE L. E., SALAUN E., SLART R. H. J. A., TRIBOUILLOY C., ZAMORANO J., REVIEWERS: VICTORIA DELGADO, KRISTINA HAUGAA (EACVI SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTS COMMITTEE) AND G VIJAYARAGHAVAN (INDIAN ACADEMY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY). “Multimodality imaging in restrictive cardiomyopathies: an EACVI expert consensus document: In collaboration with the 'Working Group on myocardial and pericardial diseases' of the European Society of Cardiology Endorsed by the Indian Academy of Echocardiography.”. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jex034 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Restrictive cardiomyopathies (RCMs) are a diverse group of myocardial diseases with a wide range of aetiologies, including familial, genetic and acquired diseases and ranging from very rare to relatively frequent cardiac disorders. In all these diseases, imaging techniques play a central role. Advanced imaging techniques provide important novel data on the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of RCMs. This EACVI consensus document provides comprehensive information for the appropriateness of all non-invasive imaging techniques for the diagnosis, prognostic evaluation, and management of patients with RCM.
    Mots-clés : cardiac magnetic resonance, Cardiomyopathies, Computed tomography, Echocardiography, nuclear imaging, restrictive cardiomyopathies.

  • JIRSA V. K., PROIX T., PERDIKIS D., WOODMAN M. M., WANG H., GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ J., BERNARD C., BENAR C., GUYE M., CHAUVEL P., BARTOLOMEI F. “The Virtual Epileptic Patient: Individualized whole-brain models of epilepsy spread.”. Neuroimage [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 145, p. 377-388. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.04.049 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Individual variability has clear effects upon the outcome of therapies and treatment approaches. The customization of healthcare options to the individual patient should accordingly improve treatment results. We propose a novel approach to brain interventions based on personalized brain network models derived from non-invasive structural data of individual patients. Along the example of a patient with bitemporal epilepsy, we show step by step how to develop a Virtual Epileptic Patient (VEP) brain model and integrate patient-specific information such as brain connectivity, epileptogenic zone and MRI lesions. Using high-performance computing, we systematically carry out parameter space explorations, fit and validate the brain model against the patient's empirical stereotactic EEG (SEEG) data and demonstrate how to develop novel personalized strategies towards therapy and intervention. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc.
    Mots-clés : Diffusion MRI, eeg, Functional connectivity, network dynamics, resting brain, spherical-deconvolution, Structural connectivity, surgery, temporal-lobe epilepsy, tractography.

  • LAROCHE M., ALMERAS L., PECCHI E., BECHAH Y., RAOULT D., VIOLA A., PAROLA P. “MALDI-TOF MS as an innovative tool for detection of Plasmodium parasites in Anopheles mosquitoes.”. Malaria Journal [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 16, n°1, p. 5. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1657-z > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND: Malaria is still a major public health issue worldwide, and one of the best approaches to fight the disease remains vector control. The current methods for mosquito identification include morphological methods that are generally time-consuming and require expertise, and molecular methods that require laboratory facilities with relatively expensive running costs. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) technology, routinely used for bacterial identification, has recently emerged in the field of entomology. The aim of the present study was to assess whether MALDI-TOF MS could successfully distinguish Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes according to their Plasmodium infection status. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice experimentally infected with Plasmodium berghei were exposed to An. stephensi bites. For the determination of An. stephensi infection status, mosquito cephalothoraxes were dissected and submitted to mass spectrometry analyses and DNA amplification for molecular analysis. Spectra were grouped according to mosquitoes' infection status and spectra quality was validated based on intensity and reproducibility within each group. The in-lab MALDI-TOF MS arthropod reference spectra database, upgraded with representative spectra from both groups (infected/non-infected), was subsequently queried blindly with cephalothorax spectra from specimens of both groups. RESULTS: The MALDI TOF MS profiles generated from protein extracts prepared from the cephalothorax of An. stephensi allowed distinction between infected and uninfected mosquitoes. Correct classification was obtained in blind test analysis for (79/80) 98.75% of all mosquitoes tested. Only one of 80 specimens, an infected mosquito, was misclassified in the blind test analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry appears to be a promising, rapid and reliable tool for the epidemiological surveillance of Anopheles vectors, including their identification and their infection status.
    Mots-clés : crmbm.

  • LEPORQ B., LE TROTER A., LE FUR Y., SALORT-CAMPANA E., GUYE M., BEUF O., ATTARIAN S., BENDAHAN D. “Combined quantification of fatty infiltration, T 1-relaxation times and T 2*-relaxation times in normal-appearing skeletal muscle of controls and dystrophic patients.”. Magma (New York, N.Y.) [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10334-017-0616-1 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the combination of a fat-water separation method with an automated segmentation algorithm to quantify the intermuscular fatty-infiltrated fraction, the relaxation times, and the microscopic fatty infiltration in the normal-appearing muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR acquisitions were performed at 1.5T in seven patients with facio-scapulo-humeral dystrophy and eight controls. Disease severity was assessed using commonly used scales for the upper and lower limbs. The fat-water separation method provided proton density fat fraction (PDFF) and relaxation times maps (T 2* and T 1). The segmentation algorithm distinguished adipose tissue and normal-appearing muscle from the T 2* map and combined active contours, a clustering analysis, and a morphological closing process to calculate the index of fatty infiltration (IFI) in the muscle compartment defined as the relative amount of pixels with the ratio between the number of pixels within IMAT and the total number of pixels (IMAT + normal appearing muscle). RESULTS: In patients, relaxation times were longer and a larger fatty infiltration has been quantified in the normal-appearing muscle. T 2* and PDFF distributions were broader. The relaxation times were correlated to the Vignos scale whereas the microscopic fatty infiltration was linked to the Medwin-Gardner-Walton scale. The IFI was linked to a composite clinical severity scale gathering the whole set of scales. CONCLUSION: The MRI indices quantified within the normal-appearing muscle could be considered as potential biomarkers of dystrophies and quantitatively illustrate tissue alterations such as inflammation and fatty infiltration.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Muscle dystrophies, Segmentation.


  • LUTZ N. W., BERNARD M. “Multiparametric quantification of thermal heterogeneity within aqueous materials by water 1H NMR spectroscopy: Paradigms and algorithms.”. PLOS ONE [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 12, n°5, p. e0178431. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178431 >
    Résumé : Processes involving heat generation and dissipation play an important role in the performance of numerous materials. The behavior of (semi-)aqueous materials such as hydrogels during production and application, but also properties of biological tissue in disease and therapy (e.g., hyperthermia) critically depend on heat regulation. However, currently available thermometry methods do not provide quantitative parameters characterizing the overall temperature distribution within a volume of soft matter. To this end, we present here a new paradigm enabling accurate, contactless quantification of thermal heterogeneity based on the line shape of a water proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) spectrum. First, the 1H NMR resonance from water serving as a "temperature probe" is transformed into a temperature curve. Then, the digital points of this temperature profile are used to construct a histogram by way of specifically developed algorithms. We demonstrate that from this histogram, at least eight quantitative parameters describing the underlying statistical temperature distribution can be computed: weighted median, weighted mean, standard deviation, range, mode(s), kurtosis, skewness, and entropy. All mathematical transformations and calculations are performed using specifically programmed EXCEL spreadsheets. Our new paradigm is helpful in detailed investigations of thermal heterogeneity, including dynamic characteristics of heat exchange at sub-second temporal resolution.
    Mots-clés : Algorithms, crmbm, Distribution curves, Entropy, Gels, NMR spectroscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance, Skewness, Statistical distributions.


  • PREVOST V. H., GIRARD O. M., MCHINDA S., VARMA G., ALSOP D. C., DUHAMEL G. “Optimization of inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT) MRI contrast for preclinical studies using dipolar relaxation time (T1D) filtering.”. NMR in Biomedicine [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nbm.3706 >
    Résumé : A pulsed inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT)‐prepared fast imaging sequence was implemented at 11.75 T for preclinical studies on mouse central nervous system. A strategy based on filtering the...
    Mots-clés : crmbm.

  • PROIX T., BARTOLOMEI F., GUYE M., JIRSA V. K. “Individual brain structure and modelling predict seizure propagation.”. Brain: A Journal of Neurology [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 140, n°3, p. 641-654. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/brain/awx004 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : See Lytton (doi:10.1093/awx018) for a scientific commentary on this article.Neural network oscillations are a fundamental mechanism for cognition, perception and consciousness. Consequently, perturbations of network activity play an important role in the pathophysiology of brain disorders. When structural information from non-invasive brain imaging is merged with mathematical modelling, then generative brain network models constitute personalized in silico platforms for the exploration of causal mechanisms of brain function and clinical hypothesis testing. We here demonstrate with the example of drug-resistant epilepsy that patient-specific virtual brain models derived from diffusion magnetic resonance imaging have sufficient predictive power to improve diagnosis and surgery outcome. In partial epilepsy, seizures originate in a local network, the so-called epileptogenic zone, before recruiting other close or distant brain regions. We create personalized large-scale brain networks for 15 patients and simulate the individual seizure propagation patterns. Model validation is performed against the presurgical stereotactic electroencephalography data and the standard-of-care clinical evaluation. We demonstrate that the individual brain models account for the patient seizure propagation patterns, explain the variability in postsurgical success, but do not reliably augment with the use of patient-specific connectivity. Our results show that connectome-based brain network models have the capacity to explain changes in the organization of brain activity as observed in some brain disorders, thus opening up avenues towards discovery of novel clinical interventions.
    Mots-clés : brain network models, connectomes, Epilepsy, individualized medicine, seizure propagation.

  • RIDLEY B., MARCHI A., WIRSICH J., SOULIER E., CONFORT-GOUNY S., SCHAD L., BARTOLOMEI F., RANJEVA J. - P., GUYE M., ZAARAOUI W. “Brain sodium MRI in human epilepsy: Disturbances of ionic homeostasis reflect the organization of pathological regions.”. NeuroImage [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 157, p. 173-183. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.011 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : In light of technical advancements supporting exploration of MR signals other than (1)H, sodium ((23)Na) has received attention as a marker of ionic homeostasis and cell viability. Here, we evaluate for the first time the possibility that (23)Na-MRI is sensitive to pathological processes occurring in human epilepsy. A normative sample of 27 controls was used to normalize regions of interest (ROIs) from 1424 unique brain locales on quantitative (23)Na-MRI and high-resolution (1)H-MPRAGE images. ROIs were based on intracerebral electrodes in ten patients undergoing epileptic network mapping. The stereo-EEG gold standard was used to define regions as belonging to primarily epileptogenic, secondarily irritative and to non-involved regions. Estimates of total sodium concentration (TSC) on (23)Na-MRI and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on (1)H imaging were extracted for each patient ROI, and normalized against the same region in controls. ROIs with disproportionate CSF contributions (ZCSF≥1.96) were excluded. TSC levels were found to be elevated in patients relative to controls except in one patient, who suffered non-convulsive seizures during the scan, in whom we found reduced TSC levels. In the remaining patients, an ANOVA (F1100= 12.37, p<0.0001) revealed a highly significant effect of clinically-defined zones (F1100= 11.13, p<0.0001), with higher normalized TSC in the epileptogenic zone relative to both secondarily irritative (F1100= 11, p=0.0009) and non-involved regions (F1100= 17.8, p<0.0001). We provide the first non-invasive, in vivo evidence of a chronic TSC elevation alongside ZCSF levels within the normative range, associated with the epileptogenic region even during the interictal period in human epilepsy, and the possibility of reduced TSC levels due to seizure. In line with modified homeostatic mechanisms in epilepsy - including altered mechanisms underlying ionic gating, clearance and exchange - we provide the first indication of (23)Na-MRI as an assay of altered sodium concentrations occurring in epilepsy associated with the organization of clinically relevant divisions of pathological cortex.
    Mots-clés : Cortical localisation, crmbm, Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Intracranial EEG, Ionic imaging, Sodium MRI.

  • RIDLEY B., WIRSICH J., BETTUS G., RODIONOV R., MURTA T., CHAUDHARY U., CARMICHAEL D., THORNTON R., VULLIEMOZ S., MCEVOY A., WENDLING F., BARTOLOMEI F., RANJEVA J. - P., LEMIEUX L., GUYE M. “Simultaneous Intracranial EEG-fMRI Shows Inter-Modality Correlation in Time-Resolved Connectivity Within Normal Areas but Not Within Epileptic Regions.”. Brain Topography [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10548-017-0551-5 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : For the first time in research in humans, we used simultaneous icEEG-fMRI to examine the link between connectivity in haemodynamic signals during the resting-state (rs) and connectivity derived from electrophysiological activity in terms of the inter-modal connectivity correlation (IMCC). We quantified IMCC in nine patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (i) within brain networks in 'healthy' non-involved cortical zones (NIZ) and (ii) within brain networks involved in generating seizures and interictal spikes (IZ1) or solely spikes (IZ2). Functional connectivity (h (2) ) estimates for 10 min of resting-state data were obtained between each pair of electrodes within each clinical zone for both icEEG and fMRI. A sliding window approach allowed us to quantify the variability over time of h (2) (vh (2)) as an indicator of connectivity dynamics. We observe significant positive IMCC for h (2) and vh (2), for multiple bands in the NIZ only, with the strongest effect in the lower icEEG frequencies. Similarly, intra-modal h (2) and vh (2) were found to be differently modified as a function of different epileptic processes: compared to NIZ, [Formula: see text] was higher in IZ1, but lower in IZ2, while [Formula: see text] showed the inverse pattern. This corroborates previous observations of inter-modal connectivity discrepancies in pathological cortices, while providing the first direct invasive and simultaneous comparison in humans. We also studied time-resolved FC variability multimodally for the first time, finding that IZ1 shows both elevated internal [Formula: see text] and less rich dynamical variability, suggesting that its chronic role in epileptogenesis may be linked to greater homogeneity in self-sustaining pathological oscillatory states.
    Mots-clés : connectivity, crmbm, Dynamic connectivity, Focal epilepsy, Multimodal imaging, Resting-state.

  • ROUX V., SALAUN E., TRIBOUILLOY C., HUBERT S., BOHBOT Y., CASALTA J. - P., BARRAL P. - A., RUSINARU D., GOURIET F., LAVOUTE C., HAENTJENS J., DI BISCEGLI M., DEHAENE A., RENARD S., CASALTA A. - C., PRADIER J., AVIERINOS J. - F., RIBERI A., LAMBERT M., COLLART F., JACQUIER A., THUNY F., CAMOIN-JAU L., LEPIDI H., RAOULT D., HABIB G. “Coronary events complicating infective endocarditis.”. Heart (British Cardiac Society) [En ligne]. 2017. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-311624 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : OBJECTIVE: Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are a rare complication of infective endocarditis (IE). Only case reports and small studies have been published to date. We report the largest series of ACS in IE. The aim of our study was to describe the incidence and mechanisms of ACS associated with IE, to assess their prognostic impact and to describe their management. METHODS: In a bicentre prospective observational cohort study, all patients with a definite diagnosis of IE were prospectively included. The incidence, mechanism and prognosis of patients with ACS were studied. RESULTS: Among 1210 consecutive patients with definite IE, 26 patients (2.2%) developed an ACS. Twenty-three patients (88%) had a coronary embolism. Two patients had coronary compression by an abscess or a pseudoaneurysm and one patient had an obstruction of his bioprosthesis and left coronary ostium by a large vegetation. Nineteen (73%) patients with ACS developed heart failure and this complication was 2.5 times more frequent than in patients without ACS (p<0.0001). In the ACS population, mortality rate was twice than the population without ACS. CONCLUSIONS: ACS is a rare complication of IE but is associated with an increased risk of heart failure and high mortality rate.
    Mots-clés : acute coronary syndromes, Endocarditis.

  • WEGRZYK J., RANJEVA J. - P., FOURé A., KAVOUNOUDIAS A., VILMEN C., MATTEI J. - P., GUYE M., MAFFIULETTI N. A., PLACE N., BENDAHAN D., GONDIN J. “Specific brain activation patterns associated with two neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocols.”. Scientific Reports [En ligne]. 2017. Vol. 7, n°1, p. 2742. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-03188-9 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : The influence of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) parameters on brain activation has been scarcely investigated. We aimed at comparing two frequently used NMES protocols - designed to vary in the extent of sensory input. Whole-brain functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed in sixteen healthy subjects during wide-pulse high-frequency (WPHF, 100 Hz-1 ms) and conventional (CONV, 25 Hz-0.05 ms) NMES applied over the triceps surae. Each protocol included 20 isometric contractions performed at 10% of maximal force. Voluntary plantar flexions (VOL) were performed as control trial. Mean force was not different among the three protocols, however, total current charge was higher for WPHF than for CONV. All protocols elicited significant activations of the sensorimotor network, cerebellum and thalamus. WPHF resulted in lower deactivation in the secondary somatosensory cortex and precuneus. Bilateral thalami and caudate nuclei were hyperactivated for CONV. The modulation of the NMES parameters resulted in differently activated/deactivated regions related to total current charge of the stimulation but not to mean force. By targeting different cerebral brain regions, the two NMES protocols might allow for individually-designed rehabilitation training in patients who can no longer execute voluntary movements.

2016

Journal Article

  • ABDESSELAM I., DUTOUR A., KOBER F., ANCEL P., BEGE T., DARMON P., LESAVRE N., BERNARD M., GABORIT B. “Time Course of Change in Ectopic Fat Stores After Bariatric Surgery.”. Journal of the American College of Cardiology [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 67, n°1, p. 117-119. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2015.10.052 > (consulté le no date)

  • BéCHIR N., PECCHI E., VILMEN C., LE FUR Y., AMTHOR H., BERNARD M., BENDAHAN D., GIANNESINI B. “ActRIIB blockade increases force-generating capacity and preserves energy supply in exercising mdx mouse muscle in vivo.”. FASEB journal: official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 30, n°10, p. 3551-3562. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1096/fj.201600271RR > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Postnatal blockade of the activin type IIB receptor (ActRIIB) represents a promising therapeutic strategy for counteracting dystrophic muscle wasting. However, its impact on muscle function and bioenergetics remains poorly documented in physiologic conditions. We have investigated totally noninvasively the effect of 8-wk administration of either soluble ActRIIB signaling inhibitor (sActRIIB-Fc) or vehicle PBS (control) on gastrocnemius muscle force-generating capacity, energy metabolism, and anatomy in dystrophic mdx mice using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and dynamic [(31)P]-MR spectroscopy ([(31)P]-MRS) in vivo ActRIIB inhibition increased muscle volume (+33%) without changing fiber-type distribution, and increased basal animal oxygen consumption (+22%) and energy expenditure (+23%). During an in vivo standardized fatiguing exercise, maximum and total absolute contractile forces were larger (+40 and 24%, respectively) in sActRIIB-Fc treated animals, whereas specific force-generating capacity and fatigue resistance remained unaffected. Furthermore, sActRIIB-Fc administration did not alter metabolic fluxes, ATP homeostasis, or contractile efficiency during the fatiguing bout of exercise, although it dramatically reduced the intrinsic mitochondrial capacity for producing ATP. Overall, sActRIIB-Fc treatment increased muscle mass and strength without altering the fundamental weakness characteristic of dystrophic mdx muscle. These data support the clinical interest of ActRIIB blockade for reversing dystrophic muscle wasting.-Béchir, N., Pecchi, E., Vilmen, C., Le Fur, Y., Amthor, H., Bernard, M., Bendahan, D., Giannesini, B. ActRIIB blockade increases force-generating capacity and preserves energy supply in exercising mdx mouse muscle in vivo.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Muscle Fatigue, myostatin inhibition, skeletal muscle hypertrophy.

  • BERNARD J. Y., ARMAND M., FORHAN A., DE AGOSTINI M., CHARLES M. - A., HEUDE B. “Early life exposure to polyunsaturated fatty acids and psychomotor development in children from the EDEN mother-child cohort.”. Ocl-Oilseeds and Fats Crops and Lipids [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 23, n°1, p. D106. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/ocl/2015060 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Epidemiological studies have reported that breastfed children have improved psychomotor development compared to never breastfed children. Human studies suggest that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), especially long chain PUFA (LC-PUFA) which are highly contained in breast milk, could explain this link, since they are needed for pre-and postnatal brain development. Our aim was to study the relationships between several measures of pre-and postnatal exposures to PUFA and child's psychomotor development at 2 and 3 years in the EDEN cohort. We evaluated breastfeeding duration, colostrum PUFA levels and maternal dietary PUFA intake during pregnancy, that we related with three scores of psychomotor development, after taking into account potential confounders. Breastfeeding duration was positively associated with psychomotor development. No relationship was found with both pre-and postnatal exposure to LC-PUFA. However, the maternal dietary omega-6/omega-3 ratio was negatively associated with psychomotor development, mainly driven by intake in linoleic acid (LA). Among breastfed children, linoleic acid levels were negatively associated with psychomotor development. Furthermore, children exposed to the highest colostrum LA levels tended to score closer to never breastfed children than to children exposed to the lowest colostrums LA levels. Taken together, these results do not provide evidence in favour of a positive role of pre-and postnatal exposure to LC-PUFA on later psychomotor development, but highlight a potential negative role of being exposed in early life to high LA levels. From a public health perspective, this work reiterates the need to promote breastfeeding duration, and to monitor the balance of PUFA intake during pregnancy and lactation periods.
    Mots-clés : age, Brain, breast milk, breast-feeding duration, cognitive-development, Cohort Studies, docosahexaenoic acid, fish intake, iq, maternal nutrition, Milk, polyunsaturated fatty acids, Pregnancy, psychomotor development, requirements.

  • BERNARD M., MAIXENT J. - M., GERBI A., LAN C., COZZONE P. J., PIERONI G., ARMAND M., COSTE T. C. “Dietary docosahexaenoic acid-enriched glycerophospholipids exert cardioprotective effects in ouabain-treated rats via physiological and metabolic changes.”. Food & Function [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 7, n°2, p. 798-804. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5fo01300c > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) might prevent heart failure or optimise drug treatments by improving cardiac contraction. We investigated whether DHA-enriched avian glycerophospholipids (GPL-DHA) exert cardioprotection in ouabain-treated rats after 4 weeks of dietary supplementation with 10, 35 or 60 mg DHA per kg body weight versus none (DHA10, DHA35, DHA60 and control groups, respectively). The contractile responsiveness to different doses of ouabain (10(-7) to 10(-4) M), ouabain intoxication (at 3 × 10(-4) M), and relative variations in cardiac energy metabolism were determined using (31)P NMR in isolated perfused rat hearts. The fatty acid composition of cardiac membranes was analysed by gas chromatography. DHA accretion in the heart was dose-dependent (+8%, +30% and +45% for DHA10, DHA35 and DHA60, respectively). The cardiac phosphocreatine content significantly increased at the baseline in DHA35 (+45%) and DHA60 groups (+85%), and at the different doses of ouabain in the DHA60 group (+73% to 98%). The maximum positive inotropy achieved at 10(-4) M ouabain was significantly increased in all DHA groups versus control (+150%, +122.5% and +135% for DHA10, DHA35 and DHA60, respectively), and ouabain intoxication was delayed. The increase in myocardial phosphocreatine content and the improved efficacy of ouabain on myocardial contraction without toxicity suggest the potential of GPL-DHA as a dietary supplement or ingredient for functional food, and possibly as a co-treatment with digitalis drugs in humans.
    Mots-clés : crmbm.

  • BOUTIÈRE C., REY C., ZAARAOUI W., LE TROTER A., RICO A., CRESPY L., ACHARD S., REUTER F., PARIOLLAUD F., WIRSICH J., ASQUINAZI P., CONFORT-GOUNY S., SOULIER E., GUYE M., PELLETIER J., RANJEVA J. - P., AUDOIN B. “Improvement of spasticity following intermittent theta burst stimulation in multiple sclerosis is associated with modulation of resting-state functional connectivity of the primary motor cortices.”. Multiple Sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England) [En ligne]. 2016. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1352458516661640 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND: Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) of the primary motor cortex improves transiently lower limbs spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the cerebral mechanisms underlying this effect have never been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether modulation of spasticity induced by iTBS is underlined by functional reorganization of the primary motor cortices. METHODS: A total of 17 patients with MS suffering from lower limbs spasticity were randomized to receive real iTBS or sham iTBS during the first half of a 5-week indoor rehabilitation programme. Spasticity was assessed using the Modified Ashworth Scale and the Visual Analogue Scale at baseline, after the stimulation session and at the end of the rehabilitation programme. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed at the three time points, and brain functional networks topology was analysed using graph-theoretical approach. RESULTS: At the end of stimulation, improvement of spasticity was greater in real iTBS group than in sham iTBS group (p = 0.026). iTBS had a significant effect on the balance of the connectivity degree between the stimulated and the homologous primary motor cortex (p = 0.005). Changes in inter-hemispheric balance were correlated with improvement of spasticity (rho = 0.56, p = 0.015). CONCLUSION: This longitudinal resting-state fMRI study evidences that functional reorganization of the primary motor cortices may underlie the effect of iTBS on spasticity in MS.
    Mots-clés : connectivity, crmbm, intermittent theta burst stimulation, Multiple Sclerosis, primary motor cortex, resting state fMRI, spasticity.

  • BRAUD L., BATTAULT S., MEYER G., NASCIMENTO A., GAILLARD S., DE SOUSA G., RAHMANI R., RIVA C., ARMAND M., MAIXENT J. - M., REBOUL C. “Antioxidant properties of tea blunt ROS-dependent lipogenesis: beneficial effect on hepatic steatosis in a high fat-high sucrose diet NAFLD obese rat model.”. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 40, p. 95-104. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2016.10.012 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Oxidative stress could trigger lipid accumulation in liver and thus hepatic steatosis. Tea is able to prevent liver disorders, but a direct link between antioxidant capacities and prevention of steatosis has not been reported yet. We aimed to investigate such relationship in a rat model of high fat-high sucrose diet (HFS)-induced obesity and to explore more deeply the mechanisms in isolated hepatocytes. Wistar rats were divided into a control group (standard diet), an HFS group (high fat-sucrose diet) and an HFS+tea group (HFS diet with ad-libitum access to tea drink). Body weight, fat mass, glycemic parameters in blood, lipid and oxidative stress parameters in blood and liver were measured in each group after 14 weeks. Isolated hepatocytes were treated with the reactive oxygen species (ROS) inducer t-BHP in the presence or not of antioxidants (tempol or tea), and superoxide anion production and lipid accumulation were measured using specific fluorescent probes. We reported that the HFS diet highly increased hepatic lipids content, while tea consumption attenuated steatosis and improved the oxidative status (decrease in hepatic oxidative stress, increase in plasma total antioxidant capacity). The role of antioxidant properties of tea in such phenomenon was confirmed in primary cultured rat hepatocytes. Indeed, the increase of mitochondrial ROS production with t-BHP resulted in lipid accumulation in hepatocytes (positive linear regression), and antioxidants (tempol or tea) normalized both. We reported that the antioxidant properties of tea protect rats from an obesogenic HFS diet-induced hepatic steatosis by counteracting the ROS-dependent lipogenesis.
    Mots-clés : Antilipogenesis, Antioxidant, Camellia sinensis, Mitochondrial ROS, NAFLD, Obesogenic diet.

  • BRICQ S., FRANDON J., BERNARD M., GUYE M., FINAS M., MARCADET L., MIQUEROL L., KOBER F., HABIB G., FAGRET D., JACQUIER A., LALANDE A. “Semiautomatic detection of myocardial contours in order to investigate normal values of the left ventricular trabeculated mass using MRI.”. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging: JMRI [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 43, n°6, p. 1398-1406. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.25113 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : PURPOSE: To propose, assess, and validate a semiautomatic method allowing rapid and reproducible measurement of trabeculated and compacted left ventricular (LV) masses from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a method to automatically detect noncompacted, endocardial, and epicardial contours. Papillary muscles were segmented using semiautomatic thresholding and were included in the compacted mass. Blood was removed from trabeculae using the same threshold tool. Trabeculated, compacted masses and ratio of noncompacted to compacted (NC:C) masses were computed. Preclinical validation was performed on four transgenic mice with hypertrabeculation of the LV (high-resolution cine imaging, 11.75T). Then analysis was performed on normal cine-MRI examinations (steady-state free precession [SSFP] sequences, 1.5T or 3T) obtained from 60 healthy participants (mean age 49 ± 16 years) with 10 men and 10 women for each of the following age groups: [20,39], [40,59], and [60,79]. Interobserver and interexamination segmentation reproducibility was assessed by using Bland-Altman analysis and by computing the correlation coefficient. RESULTS: In normal participants, noncompacted and compacted masses were 6.29 ± 2.03 g/m(2) and 62.17 ± 11.32 g/m(2) , respectively. The NC:C mass ratio was 10.26 ± 3.27%. Correlation between the two observers was from 0.85 for NC:C ratio to 0.99 for end-diastolic volume (P < 10(-5) ). The bias between the two observers was -1.06 ± 1.02 g/m(2) for trabeculated mass, -1.41 ± 2.78 g/m(2) for compacted mass, and -1.51 ± 1.77% for NC:C ratio. CONCLUSION: We propose a semiautomatic method based on region growing, active contours, and thresholding to calculate the NC:C mass ratio. This method is highly reproducible and might help in the diagnosis of LV noncompaction cardiomyopathy. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2016;43:1398-1406.
    Mots-clés : cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, crmbm, left ventricle, noncompaction, papillary muscles, trabeculae.

  • CHEN Z., ZHANG X., YUAN C., ZHAO X., VAN OSCH M. J. P. “Measuring the labeling efficiency of pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling.”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine [En ligne]. 2016. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.26266 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : PURPOSE: Optimization and validation of a sequence for measuring the labeling efficiency of pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) perfusion MRI. METHODS: The proposed sequence consists of a labeling module and a single slice Look-Locker echo planar imaging readout. A model-based algorithm was used to calculate labeling efficiency from the signal acquired from the main brain-feeding arteries. Stability of the labeling efficiency measurement was evaluated with regard to the use of cardiac triggering, flow compensation and vein signal suppression. Accuracy of the measurement was assessed by comparing the measured labeling efficiency to mean brain pCASL signal intensity over a wide range of flip angles as applied in the pCASL labeling. RESULTS: Simulations show that the proposed algorithm can effectively calculate labeling efficiency when correcting for T1 relaxation of the blood spins. Use of cardiac triggering and vein signal suppression improved stability of the labeling efficiency measurement, while flow compensation resulted in little improvement. The measured labeling efficiency was found to be linearly (R = 0.973; P < 0.001) related to brain pCASL signal intensity over a wide range of pCASL flip angles. CONCLUSION: The optimized labeling efficiency sequence provides robust artery-specific labeling efficiency measurement within a short acquisition time (∼30 s), thereby enabling improved accuracy of pCASL CBF quantification. Magn Reson Med, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Mots-clés : Arterial spin labeling (ASL), labeling efficiency, MRI, perfusion imaging, pseudocontinuous.

  • COHEN J. A., KHATRI B., BARKHOF F., COMI G., HARTUNG H. - P., MONTALBAN X., PELLETIER J., STITES T., RITTER S., VON ROSENSTIEL P., TOMIC D., KAPPOS L., TRANSFORMS (TRIAL ASSESSING INJECTABLE INTERFERON VS. FTY720 ORAL IN RRMS) STUDY GROUP. “Long-term (up to 4.5 years) treatment with fingolimod in multiple sclerosis: results from the extension of the randomised TRANSFORMS study.”. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 87, n°5, p. 468-475. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2015-310597 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : OBJECTIVE: The 12-month (M), phase 3, double-blind, randomised TRANSFORMS study demonstrated significant benefits of fingolimod 0.5 or 1.25 mg over interferon β-1a (IFNβ-1a) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. We report the results of long-term (up to 4.5 years) extension of TRANSFORMS. METHODS: Patients randomised to fingolimod (0.5/1.25 mg) in the core phase continued the same dose (continuous-fingolimod) in the extension, whereas those on IFNβ-1a were re-randomised (1:1) to fingolimod (IFN-switch; IFN: 0.5/1.25 mg). Outcomes included annualised relapse rate (ARR), confirmed disability progression and MRI measures. Results are presented here for the continuous-fingolimod 0.5 mg and pooled IFN-switch groups. RESULTS: Of the 1027 patients who entered the extension, 772 (75.2%) completed the study. From baseline to the end of the study (EOS), ARR in patients on continuous-fingolimod 0.5 mg was significantly lower than in the IFN-switch group (M0-EOS: 0.17 vs 0.27). After switching to fingolimod (M0-12 vs M13-EOS), patients initially treated with IFN had a 50% reduction in ARR (0.40 vs 0.20), reduced MRI activity and a lower rate of brain volume loss. In a post hoc analysis, the proportion of IFN-switch patients with no evidence of disease activity increased by approximately 50% in the first year after switching to fingolimod treatment (44.3% to 66.0%). The safety profile was consistent with that observed in the core phase. CONCLUSIONS: These results support a continued effect of long-term fingolimod therapy in maintaining a low rate of disease activity and sustained improved efficacy after switching from IFNβ-1a to fingolimod. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION NO: NCT00340834.

  • DE LEENER B., TASO M., COHEN-ADAD J., CALLOT V. “Segmentation of the human spinal cord.”. Magma (New York, N.Y.) [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 29, n°2, p. 125-153. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10334-015-0507-2 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Segmenting the spinal cord contour is a necessary step for quantifying spinal cord atrophy in various diseases. Delineating gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) is also useful for quantifying GM atrophy or for extracting multiparametric MRI metrics into specific WM tracts. Spinal cord segmentation in clinical research is not as developed as brain segmentation, however with the substantial improvement of MR sequences adapted to spinal cord MR investigations, the field of spinal cord MR segmentation has advanced greatly within the last decade. Segmentation techniques with variable accuracy and degree of complexity have been developed and reported in the literature. In this paper, we review some of the existing methods for cord and WM/GM segmentation, including intensity-based, surface-based, and image-based methods. We also provide recommendations for validating spinal cord segmentation techniques, as it is important to understand the intrinsic characteristics of the methods and to evaluate their performance and limitations. Lastly, we illustrate some applications in the healthy and pathological spinal cord. One conclusion of this review is that robust and automatic segmentation is clinically relevant, as it would allow for longitudinal and group studies free from user bias as well as reproducible multicentric studies in large populations, thereby helping to further our understanding of the spinal cord pathophysiology and to develop new criteria for early detection of subclinical evolution for prognosis prediction and for patient management. Another conclusion is that at the present time, no single method adequately segments the cord and its substructure in all the cases encountered (abnormal intensities, loss of contrast, deformation of the cord, etc.). A combination of different approaches is thus advised for future developments, along with the introduction of probabilistic shape models. Maturation of standardized frameworks, multiplatform availability, inclusion in large suite and data sharing would also ultimately benefit to the community.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Gray matter, MRI, Segmentation, Spinal Cord, white matter.

  • DOCHE E., LECOCQ A., MAAROUF A., DUHAMEL G., SOULIER E., CONFORT-GOUNY S., RICO A., GUYE M., AUDOIN B., PELLETIER J., RANJEVA J. - P., ZAARAOUI W. “Hypoperfusion of the thalamus is associated with disability in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.”. Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal De Neuroradiologie [En ligne]. 2016. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neurad.2016.10.001 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND: While gray matter (GM) perfusion abnormalities have been evidenced in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, the relationships with disability still remain unclear. Considering that atrophy is known to impact on perfusion, we aimed to assess perfusion abnormalities in GM of MS patients, outside atrophic regions and investigate relationships with disability. METHODS: Brain perfusion of 23 relapsing remitting MS patients and 16 matched healthy subjects were assessed at 3T using the pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging technique. In order to locate potential GM perfusion abnormalities in regions spared by atrophy, we combined voxelwise comparisons of GM cerebral blood flow (CBF) maps (cortex and deep GM) (P<0.005, FWE-corrected) and voxel-based-morphometry analysis (P<0.005, FDR-corrected) to exclude atrophic regions. Disability was assessed using the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite score (MSFC). RESULTS: In patients, significant GM hypoperfusion outside atrophic regions was depicted only in bilateral thalami. No other cluster was found to be hypoperfused compared to controls. Perfusion of thalami was correlated to MSFC (P=0.011, rho=0.523). A trend of correlation was found between perfusion of thalami and EDSS (P=0.061, rho=-0.396). CONCLUSION: In relapsing remitting MS, perfusion abnormalities in thalamic regions contribute to disability. These findings suggest that functional impairments of thalami, representing a major brain hub, may disturb various cerebral functions even before structural damage.
    Mots-clés : Atrophy, crmbm, Disability, Multiple Sclerosis, perfusion, Pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling, Thalamus.

  • DONADIEU M., LE FUR Y., CONFORT-GOUNY S., LE TROTER A., GUYE M., RANJEVA J. - P. “Evidencing different neurochemical profiles between thalamic nuclei using high resolution 2D-PRESS semi-LASER (1)H-MRSI at 7 T.”. Magma (New York, N.Y.) [En ligne]. 2016. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10334-016-0556-1 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that high resolution (1)H semi-LASER MRSI acquired at 7 T permits discrimination of metabolic patterns of different thalamic nuclei. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen right-handed healthy volunteers were explored at 7 T using a high-resolution 2D-semi-LASER (1)H-MRSI sequence to determine the relative levels of N-Acetyl Aspartate (NAA), choline (Cho) and creatine-phosphocreatine (Cr) in eight VOIs (volume <0.3 ml) centered on four different thalamic nuclei located on the Oxford thalamic connectivity atlas. Post-processing was done using the CSIAPO software. Chemical shift displacement of metabolites was evaluated on a phantom and correction factors were applied to in vivo data. RESULTS: The global assessment (ANOVA p < 0.05) of the neurochemical profiles (NAA, Cho and Cr levels) with thalamic nuclei and hemispheres as factors showed a significant global effect (F = 11.98, p < 0.0001), with significant effect of nucleus type (p < 0.0001) and hemisphere (p < 0.0001). Post hoc analyses showed differences in neurochemical profiles between the left and the right hemisphere (p < 0.05), and differences in neurochemical profiles between nuclei within each hemisphere (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: For the first time, using high resolution 2D-PRESS semi-LASER (1)H-MRSI acquired at 7 T, we demonstrated that the neurochemical profiles were different between thalamic nuclei, and that these profiles were dependent on the brain hemisphere.
    Mots-clés : 1H-MRSI, Connectivity atlas, crmbm, Neurochemical profiles, Thalamic nuclei, Ultra high field.

  • DONADIEU M., LE FUR Y., LECOCQ A., MAUDSLEY A. A., GHERIB S., SOULIER E., CONFORT-GOUNY S., PARIOLLAUD F., RANJEVA M. - P., PELLETIER J., GUYE M., ZAARAOUI W., AUDOIN B., RANJEVA J. - P. “Metabolic voxel-based analysis of the complete human brain using fast 3D-MRSI: Proof of concept in multiple sclerosis.”. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging: JMRI [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 44, n°2, p. 411-419. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.25139 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : PURPOSE: To detect local metabolic abnormalities over the complete human brain in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, we used optimized fast volumic echo planar spectroscopic imaging (3D-EPSI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Weighted mean combination of two 3D-EPSI covering the whole brain acquired at 3T in AC-PC and AC-PC+15° axial planes was performed to obtain high-quality metabolite maps for five metabolites: N-acetyl aspartate (NAA), glutamate+glutamine (Glx), choline (Cho), myo-inositol (m-Ins), and creatine+phosphocreatine (tCr). After spatial normalization, maps from 19 patients suffering from relapsing-remitting MS were compared to 19 matched controls using statistical mapping analyses to determine the topography of metabolic abnormalities. Probabilistic white matter (WM) T2 lesion maps and gray matter (GM) atrophy maps were also generated. RESULTS: Two-group analysis of variance (ANOVA) (SPM8, P < 0.005, false discovery rate [FDR]-corrected P < 0.05 at the cluster level with age and sex as confounding covariates) comparing patients and controls matched for age and sex showed clusters of abnormal metabolite levels with 1) decreased NAA (around -15%) and Glx (around 20%) predominantly in GM within prefrontal cortices, motor cortices, bilateral thalami, and mesial temporal cortices in line with neuronal/neuro-astrocytic dysfunction; 2) increased m-Ins (around + 20%) inside WM T2 lesions and in the normal-appearing WM of temporal-occipital lobes, suggesting glial activation. CONCLUSION: We demonstrate the ability to noninvasively map over the complete brain-from vertex to cerebellum-with a validated sequence, the metabolic abnormalities associated with MS, for characterizing the topography of pathological processes affecting widespread areas of WM and GM and its functional impact. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2016;44:411-419.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, neurodegeneration, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, statistical mapping analysis, whole brain.

  • DUPONT S. M., DE LEENER B., TASO M., LE TROTER A., STIKOV N., CALLOT V., COHEN-ADAD J. “Fully-integrated framework for the segmentation and registration of the spinal cord white and gray matter.”. NeuroImage [En ligne]. 2016. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.09.026 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : The spinal cord white and gray matter can be affected by various pathologies such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or trauma. Being able to precisely segment the white and gray matter could help with MR image analysis and hence be useful in further understanding these pathologies, and helping with diagnosis/prognosis and drug development. Up to date, white/gray matter segmentation has mostly been done manually, which is time consuming, induces a bias related to the rater and prevents large-scale multi-center studies. Recently, few methods have been proposed to automatically segment the spinal cord white and gray matter. However, no single method exists that combines the following criteria: (i) fully automatic, (ii) works on various MRI contrasts, (iii) robust towards pathology and (iv) freely available and open source. In this study we propose a multi-atlas based method for the segmentation of the spinal cord white and gray matter that addresses the previous limitations. Moreover, to study the spinal cord morphology, atlas-based approaches are increasingly used. These approaches rely on the registration of a spinal cord template to an MR image, however the registration usually doesn't take into account the spinal cord internal structure and thus lacks accuracy. In this study, we propose a new template registration framework that integrates the white and gray matter segmentation to account for the specific gray matter shape of each individual subject. Validation of segmentation was performed in 24 healthy subjects using T2⁎-weighted images, in 8 healthy subjects using diffusion weighted images (exhibiting inverted white-to-gray matter contrast compared to T2⁎-weighted), and in 5 patients with spinal cord injury. The template registration was validated in 24 subjects using T2⁎-weighted data. RESULTS: of automatic segmentation on T2⁎-weighted images was in close correspondence with the manual segmentation (Dice coefficient in the white/gray matter of 0.91/0.71 respectively). Similarly, good results were obtained in data with inverted contrast (diffusion-weighted image) and in patients. When compared to the classical template registration framework, the proposed framework that accounts for gray matter shape significantly improved the quality of the registration (comparing Dice coefficient in gray matter: p=9.5×10(-6)). While further validation is needed to show the benefits of the new registration framework in large cohorts and in a variety of patients, this study provides a fully-integrated tool for quantitative assessment of white/gray matter morphometry and template-based analysis. All the proposed methods are implemented in the Spinal Cord Toolbox (SCT), an open-source software for processing spinal cord multi-parametric MRI data.
    Mots-clés : Atlas-based analysis, crmbm, Gray matter, multi-parametric MRI, Registration, Segmentation, Spinal Cord.

  • DUTOUR A., ABDESSELAM I., ANCEL P., KOBER F., MRAD G., DARMON P., RONSIN O., PRADEL V., LESAVRE N., MARTIN J. C., JACQUIER A., LEFUR Y., BERNARD M., GABORIT B. “Exenatide decreases liver fat content and epicardial adipose tissue in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes: a prospective randomized clinical trial using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.”. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 18, n°9, p. 882-891. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dom.12680 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : AIM: To conduct a prospective randomized trial to investigate the effect of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues on ectopic fat stores. METHODS: A total of 44 obese subjects with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on oral antidiabetic drugs were randomly assigned to receive exenatide or reference treatment according to French guidelines. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), myocardial triglyceride content (MTGC), hepatic triglyceride content (HTGC) and pancreatic triglyceride content (PTGC) were assessed 45 min after a standardized meal with 3T magnetic resonance imaging and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy before and after 26 weeks of treatment. RESULTS: The study population had a mean glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level of 7.5 ± 0.2% and a mean body mass index of 36.1 ± 1.1 kg/m(2) . Ninety five percent had hepatic steatosis at baseline (HTGC ≥ 5.6%). Exenatide and reference treatment led to a similar improvement in HbA1c (-0.7 ± 0.3% vs. -0.7 ± 0.4%; p = 0.29), whereas significant weight loss was observed only in the exenatide group (-5.5 ± 1.2 kg vs. -0.2 ± 0.8 kg; p = 0.001 for the difference between groups). Exenatide induced a significant reduction in EAT (-8.8 ± 2.1%) and HTGC (-23.8 ± 9.5%), compared with the reference treatment (EAT: -1.2 ± 1.6%, p = 0.003; HTGC: +12.5 ± 9.6%, p = 0.007). No significant difference was observed in other ectopic fat stores, PTGC or MTGC. In the group treated with exenatide, reductions in liver fat and EAT were not associated with homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance index, adiponectin, HbA1c or fructosamin change, but were significantly related to weight loss (r = 0.47, p = 0.03, and r = 0.50, p = 0.018, respectively). CONCLUSION: Our data indicate that exenatide is an effective treatment to reduce liver fat content and epicardial fat in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, and these effects are mainly weight loss dependent.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, epicardial adipose tissue, glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist, hepatic triglyceride content, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, magnetic-resonance imaging, myocardial triglyceride content, Obesity, pancreatic triglyceride content, Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, proton magnetic-resonance spectroscopy, type 2 diabetes.

  • ENGBLOM H., TUFVESSON J., JABLONOWSKI R., CARLSSON M., ALETRAS A. H., HOFFMANN P., JACQUIER A., KOBER F., METZLER B., ERLINGE D., ATAR D., ARHEDEN H., HEIBERG E. “A new automatic algorithm for quantification of myocardial infarction imaged by late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance: experimental validation and comparison to expert delineations in multi-center, multi-vendor patient data.”. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 18, n°1, p. 27. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12968-016-0242-5 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) using magnitude inversion recovery (IR) or phase sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR) has become clinical standard for assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). However, there is no clinical standard for quantification of MI even though multiple methods have been proposed. Simple thresholds have yielded varying results and advanced algorithms have only been validated in single center studies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop an automatic algorithm for MI quantification in IR and PSIR LGE images and to validate the new algorithm experimentally and compare it to expert delineations in multi-center, multi-vendor patient data. METHODS: The new automatic algorithm, EWA (Expectation Maximization, weighted intensity, a priori information), was implemented using an intensity threshold by Expectation Maximization (EM) and a weighted summation to account for partial volume effects. The EWA algorithm was validated in-vivo against triphenyltetrazolium-chloride (TTC) staining (n = 7 pigs with paired IR and PSIR images) and against ex-vivo high resolution T1-weighted images (n = 23 IR and n = 13 PSIR images). The EWA algorithm was also compared to expert delineation in 124 patients from multi-center, multi-vendor clinical trials 2-6 days following first time ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (n = 124 IR and n = 49 PSIR images). RESULTS: Infarct size by the EWA algorithm in vivo in pigs showed a bias to ex-vivo TTC of -1 ± 4%LVM (R = 0.84) in IR and -2 ± 3%LVM (R = 0.92) in PSIR images and a bias to ex-vivo T1-weighted images of 0 ± 4%LVM (R = 0.94) in IR and 0 ± 5%LVM (R = 0.79) in PSIR images. In multi-center patient studies, infarct size by the EWA algorithm showed a bias to expert delineation of -2 ± 6 %LVM (R = 0.81) in IR images (n = 124) and 0 ± 5%LVM (R = 0.89) in PSIR images (n = 49). CONCLUSIONS: The EWA algorithm was validated experimentally and in patient data with a low bias in both IR and PSIR LGE images. Thus, the use of EM and a weighted intensity as in the EWA algorithm, may serve as a clinical standard for the quantification of myocardial infarction in LGE CMR images. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: CHILL-MI: NCT01379261 . MITOCARE: NCT01374321 .
    Mots-clés : Automatic quantification algorithm, Expectation maximization, Experimental validation, LGE CMR, Multi-center patient data.

  • FAIVRE A., ROBINET E., GUYE M., ROUSSEAU C., MAAROUF A., LE TROTER A., ZAARAOUI W., RICO A., CRESPY L., SOULIER E., CONFORT-GOUNY S., PELLETIER J., ACHARD S., RANJEVA J. - P., AUDOIN B. “Depletion of brain functional connectivity enhancement leads to disability progression in multiple sclerosis: A longitudinal resting-state fMRI study.”. Multiple Sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England) [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 22, n°13, p. 1695-1708. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1352458516628657 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND: The compensatory effect of brain functional connectivity enhancement in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the relationships between brain functional connectivity changes and disability progression in RRMS. METHODS: Long-range connectivity, short-range connectivity, and density of connections were assessed using graph theoretical analysis of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data acquired in 38 RRMS patients (disease duration: 120 ± 32 months) and 24 controls. All subjects were explored at baseline and all patients and six controls 2 years later. RESULTS: At baseline, levels of long-range and short-range brain functional connectivity were higher in patients compared to controls. During the follow-up, decrease in connections' density was inversely correlated with disability progression. Post-hoc analysis evidenced differential evolution of brain functional connectivity metrics in patients according to their level of disability at baseline: while patients with lowest disability at baseline experienced an increase in all connectivity metrics during the follow-up, patients with higher disability at baseline showed a decrease in the connectivity metrics. In these patients, decrease in the connectivity metrics was associated with disability progression. CONCLUSION: The study provides two main findings: (1) brain functional connectivity enhancement decreases during the disease course after reaching a maximal level, and (2) decrease in brain functional connectivity enhancement participates in disability progression.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Disability, Functional connectivity, Functional MRI, Graph theory, Multiple Sclerosis.

  • FATEHI F., SALORT-CAMPANA E., LE TROTER A., BENDAHAN D., ATTARIAN S. “Muscle MRI of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD): A growing demand and a promising approach.”. Revue Neurologique [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 172, n°10, p. 566-571. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neurol.2016.08.002 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), an inherited and progressive muscle disorder, is among the most common hereditary muscle disorders. From a clinical vantage point, FSHD is characterized by weakness of the facial, shoulder (often with scapular winging), arm (including biceps and triceps) and abdominal muscles. Forearm muscles are usually spared and weakness is usually asymmetrical. Over the past few decades, muscle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become established as a reliable and accurate noninvasive tool for the diagnosis and assessment of progression in neuromuscular diseases, showing specific patterns of muscle involvement for a number of myopathies. More recently, MRI has been used to noninvasively identify quantitative biomarkers, allowing evaluation of the natural progression of disease and assessment of therapeutic interventions. In the present review, the intention was to present the most significant MRI developments related to diagnosis and pattern recognition in FSHD and to discuss its capacity to provide outcome measures.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, FSHD, Measurement, MRI, Pattern recognition.

  • FOURé A. “New Imaging Methods for Non-invasive Assessment of Mechanical, Structural, and Biochemical Properties of Human Achilles Tendon: A Mini Review.”. Frontiers in Physiology [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 7, p. 324. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00324 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : The mechanical properties of tendon play a fundamental role to passively transmit forces from muscle to bone, withstand sudden stretches, and act as a mechanical buffer allowing the muscle to work more efficiently. The use of non-invasive imaging methods for the assessment of human tendon's mechanical, structural, and biochemical properties in vivo is relatively young in sports medicine, clinical practice, and basic science. Non-invasive assessment of the tendon properties may enhance the diagnosis of tendon injury and the characterization of recovery treatments. While ultrasonographic imaging is the most popular tool to assess the tendon's structural and indirectly, mechanical properties, ultrasonographic elastography, and ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF MRI) have recently emerged as potentially powerful techniques to explore tendon tissues. This paper highlights some methodological cautions associated with conventional ultrasonography and perspectives for in vivo human Achilles tendon assessment using ultrasonographic elastography and UHF MRI.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, elastography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, tendinopathy, tendon stiffness, Ultrasonography.

  • FOURÉ A., NOSAKA K., GASTALDI M., MATTEI J. - P., BOUDINET H., GUYE M., VILMEN C., LE FUR Y., BENDAHAN D., GONDIN J. “Effects of branched-chain amino acids supplementation on both plasma amino acids concentration and muscle energetics changes resulting from muscle damage: A randomized placebo controlled trial.”. Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland) [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 35, n°1, p. 83-94. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2015.03.014 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND & AIMS: Branched-chain amino acids promote muscle-protein synthesis, reduce protein oxidation and have positive effects on mitochondrial biogenesis and reactive oxygen species scavenging. The purpose of the study was to determine the potential benefits of branched-chain amino acids supplementation on changes in force capacities, plasma amino acids concentration and muscle metabolic alterations after exercise-induced muscle damage. METHODS: (31)P magnetic resonance spectroscopy and biochemical analyses were used to follow the changes after such damage. Twenty six young healthy men were randomly assigned to supplemented branched-chain amino acids or placebo group. Knee extensors maximal voluntary isometric force was assessed before and on four days following exercise-induced muscle damage. Concentrations in phosphocreatine [PCr], inorganic phosphate [Pi] and pH were measured during a standardized rest-exercise-recovery protocol before, two (D2) and four (D4) days after exercise-induced muscle damage. RESULTS: No significant difference between groups was found for changes in maximal voluntary isometric force (-24% at D2 and -21% at D4). Plasma alanine concentration significantly increased immediately after exercise-induced muscle damage (+25%) in both groups while concentrations in glycine, histidine, phenylalanine and tyrosine decreased. No difference between groups was found in the increased resting [Pi] (+42% at D2 and +34% at D4), decreased resting pH (-0.04 at D2 and -0.03 at D4) and the slower PCr recovery rate (-18% at D2 and -24% at D4). CONCLUSIONS: The damaged muscle was not able to get benefits out of the increased plasma branched-chain amino acids availability to attenuate changes in indirect markers of muscle damage and muscle metabolic alterations following exercise-induced muscle damage.
    Mots-clés : crmbm, Double blind randomized placebo controlled trial, Exercise induced-muscle damage, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

  • GALANT D., GABORIT B., DESGROUAS C., ABDESSELAM I., BERNARD M., LEVY N., MERONO F., COIRAULT C., ROLL P., LAGARDE A., BONELLO-PALOT N., BOURGEOIS P., DUTOUR A., BADENS C. “A Heterozygous ZMPSTE24 Mutation Associated with Severe Metabolic Syndrome, Ectopic Fat Accumulation, and Dilated Cardiomyopathy.”. Cells [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 5, n°2,. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cells5020021 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : ZMPSTE24 encodes the only metalloprotease, which transforms prelamin into mature lamin A. Up to now, mutations in ZMPSTE24 have been linked to Restrictive Dermopathy (RD), Progeria or Mandibulo-Acral Dysplasia (MAD). We report here the phenotype of a patient referred for severe metabolic syndrome and cardiomyopathy, carrying a mutation in ZMPSTE24. The patient presented with a partial lipodystrophic syndrome associating hypertriglyceridemia, early onset type 2 diabetes, and android obesity with truncal and abdominal fat accumulation but without subcutaneous lipoatrophy. Other clinical features included acanthosis nigricans, liver steatosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, and high myocardial and hepatic triglycerides content. Mutated fibroblasts from the patient showed increased nuclear shape abnormalities and premature senescence as demonstrated by a decreased Population Doubling Level, an increased beta-galactosidase activity and a decreased BrdU incorporation rate. Reduced prelamin A expression by siRNA targeted toward LMNA transcripts resulted in decreased nuclear anomalies. We show here that a central obesity without subcutaneous lipoatrophy is associated with a laminopathy due to a heterozygous missense mutation in ZMPSTE24. Given the high prevalence of metabolic syndrome and android obesity in the general population, and in the absence of familial study, the causative link between mutation and phenotype cannot be formally established. Nevertheless, altered lamina architecture observed in mutated fibroblasts are responsible for premature cellular senescence and could contribute to the phenotype observed in this patient.
    Mots-clés : cardiomyopathy, laminopathy, metabolic syndrome, nuclear anomalies, premature senescence, ZMPSTE24.

  • GHISS M., GIANNESINI B., TROPIANO P., TOURKI Z., BOIRON O. “Quantitative MRI water content mapping of porcine intervertebral disc during uniaxial compression.”. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 19, n°10, p. 1079-1088. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2015.1101072 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : Background: Intervertebral disc (IVD) diseases are major public health problem in industrialized countries where they affect a large proportion of the population. In particular, IVD degeneration is considered to be one of the leading causes of pain consultation and sick leave. The aim of this study was to develop a new method for assessing the functionality of IVD in order to diagnose IVD degeneration. Methods: For this purpose, we have designed a specific device that enables to mechanically load porcine IVD ex vivo in the 4.7-Tesla horizontal superconducting magnet of a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner. Proton density weighted imaging (rho(H)-MRI) of the samples was acquired. Findings: The post-processing on MR images allowed (1) to reconstruct the 3D deformation under a known mechanical load and (2) to infer the IVD porosity assuming an incompressible poroelastic model. Interpretation: This study demonstrates the ability to follow the change in morphology and hydration of an IVD using MR measurements, thereby providing valued information for a better understanding of IVD function.
    Mots-clés : bovine articular-cartilage, cell viability, creep response analysis, finite-element-analysis, fluid content, IVD, nucleus pulposus, poroelasticity, porosity, rho(H)-MRI, solute transport, swelling pressure, unconfined compression, vertebral bodies, ρH-MRI.

  • GUIS S., BERBIS P., STEPHAN D., BERTIN D., AMATORE F., BALANDRAUD N., LESAVRE N., DESPLAT-JéGO S. “TWEAK-binding autoantibodies are generated during psoriatic arthritis and are not influenced by anti-TNF therapy.”. Journal of Translational Medicine [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 14, n°1, p. 185. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12967-016-0923-8 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : BACKGROUND: TNF weakly inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) is member of the TNF ligand superfamily. Various data support that TWEAK produced by synovial macrophages may contribute to synovitis observed in psoriatic arthritis (PsoA). In PsoA, anti-TNF therapy has been successful in agreement with the key role of TNF in the pathogenesis and the generation by PsoA patients of anti-TNF autoantibodies referred as "beneficial autoimmunity to pro-inflammatory mediators". However, the role of TNF-alpha in the regulation of TWEAK modulation of inflammation during PsoA remains unknown. METHODS: We have studied level course during anti-TNF therapy of serum soluble TWEAK. In the same cohort, we have investigated the generation of TWEAK-binding autoantibodies by PsoA patients before and after anti-TNF therapy. RESULTS: Patients with PsoA had significantly higher serum levels of TWEAK compared with controls [respective means (±SEM) were 645 pg/ml (64) and 467 pg/ml (23); (p = 0.006)] but serum soluble TWEAK levels were not correlated with BASDAI (Spearman's coefficients <0.003, p > 0.05). Our study showed that soluble TWEAK levels were not modulated by etanercept therapy [respective Means (±SEM) were 605 (95) (week 12) and 744 (97) (week 24) pg/ml; (p > 0.23)]. Anti-TWEAK autoantibodies were detected in 9/13 (69.2 %) PsoA patients at inclusion and only in 3/57 (5.3 %) healthy blood donors (p < 0.0001). These circulating antibodies were persistent in PsoA patients and detected at similar levels during etanercept therapy. Moreover we showed that they had a down regulating effect on CCL-2 secretion by endothelial cells stimulated by rh TWEAK in vitro. CONCLUSION: Our study revealed that during psoriatic arthritis (1) serum TWEAK was up regulated and (2) TWEAK-binding autoantibodies are generated. Both parameters were not influenced by anti-TNF therapy and persisted at high levels during anti-TNF therapy. For the first time we described here TWEAK-binding IgG autoantibodies with a down regulating effect on CCL-2 secretion by endothelial cells stimulated by rh TWEAK in vitro. Finally, our results suggest that TWEAK may be involved in PsoA pathogeny. Trial registration This clinical trial was approved by the local Ethics Committee "Comité de Protection des Personnes Sud-Méditerranée V" with the registration number: 2011-002954-29, and French health minister registration number AFSSAPS A110784-42 obtained the 08/22/2011. This clinical trial is registered in Clinical trial.gov under the number: NCT02164214.
    Mots-clés : Anti-cytokine, Anti-TNF therapy, Autoantibodies, Psoriatic arthritis, TWEAK.

  • JOVICICH J., MINATI L., MARIZZONI M., MARCHITELLI R., SALA-LLONCH R., BARTRES-FAZ D., ARNOLD J., BENNINGHOFF J., FIEDLER U., ROCCATAGLIATA L., PICCO A., NOBILI F., BLIN O., BOMBOIS S., LOPES R., BORDET R., SEIN J., RANJEVA J. - P., DIDIC M., GROS-DAGNAC H., PAYOUX P., ZOCCATELLI G., ALESSANDRINI F., BELTRAMELLO A., BARGALLO N., FERRETTI A., CAULO M., AIELLO M., CAVALIERE C., SORICELLI A., PARNETTI L., TARDUCCI R., FLORIDI P., TSOLAKI M., CONSTANTINIDIS M., DREVELEGAS A., ROSSINI P. M., MARRA C., SCHOENKNECHT P., HENSCH T., HOFFMANN K. - T., KUIJER J. P., VISSER P. J., BARKHOF F., FRISONI G. B. “Longitudinal reproducibility of default-mode network connectivity in healthy elderly participants: A multicentric resting-state fMRI study.”. Neuroimage [En ligne]. 2016. Vol. 124, p. 442-454. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.010 > (consulté le no date)
    Résumé : To date, limited data are available regarding the inter-site consistency of test-retest reproducibility of functional connectivity measurements, in particular with regard to integrity of the Default Mode Network (DMN) in elderly participants. We implemented a harmonized resting-state fMRI protocol on 13 clinical scanners at 3.0 T using vendor-provided sequences. Each site scanned a group of 5 healthy elderly participants twice, at least a week apart. We evaluated inter-site differences and test-retest reproducibility of both temporal signal-to-noise ratio (tSNR) and functional connectivity measurements derived from: i) seed-based analysis (SBA) with seed in the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), ii) group independent component analysis (ICA) separately for each site (site ICA), and iii) consortium ICA, with group ICA across the whole consortium. Despite protocol harmonization, significant and quantitatively important inter-site differences remained in the tSNR of resting-state fMRI data; these were plausibly driven by hardware and pulse sequence differences across scanners which could not be harmonized. Nevertheless, the tSNR test-retest reproducibility in the consortium was high (ICC = 0.81). The DMN was consistently extracted across all sites and analysis methods. While significant inter-site differences in connectivity scores were found, there were no differences in the associated test-retest error. Overall, ICA measurements were more reliable than PCC-SBA, with site ICA showing higher reproducibility than consortium ICA. Across the DMN nodes, the PCC yielded the most reliable measurements (approximate to 4% test-retest error, ICC = 0.85), the medial frontal cortex the least reliable (approximate to 12%, ICC = 0.82) and the lateral parietal cortices were in between (site ICA). Altogether these findings support usage of harmonized multisite studies of resting-state functional connectivity to characterize longitudinal effects in studies that assess disease progression and treatment response. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Mots-clés : clinical-applications, connectomics, Default Mode Network, disease, Functional connectivity, Functional MRI, human brain, independent component analysis, Multi-center, Multi-site MRI, optimization, physiological noise, Reproducibility, signal-to-noise, test-retest reliability.

  • JUBEAU M., GONDIN J. “Methodological considerations for investigating the influence of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on pH heterogeneity.”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine [En ligne]. 2016. Disponible sur : < http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.26511 > (consulté le no date)

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