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Alfaro-Almagro F, Jenkinson M, Bangerter NK, et al., 2018, Image processing and Quality Control for the first 10,000 brain imaging datasets from UK Biobank, NEUROIMAGE, Vol: 166, Pages: 400-424, ISSN: 1053-8119
Bai W, Oktay O, Sinclair M, et al., 2017, Semi-supervised learning for network-based cardiac MR image segmentation, Pages: 253-260, ISSN: 0302-9743
© Springer International Publishing AG 2017. Training a fully convolutional network for pixel-wise (or voxel-wise) image segmentation normally requires a large number of training images with corresponding ground truth label maps. However, it is a challenge to obtain such a large training set in the medical imaging domain, where expert annotations are time-consuming and difficult to obtain. In this paper, we propose a semi-supervised learning approach, in which a segmentation network is trained from both labelled and unlabelled data. The network parameters and the segmentations for the unlabelled data are alternately updated. We evaluate the method for short-axis cardiac MR image segmentation and it has demonstrated a high performance, outperforming a baseline supervised method. The mean Dice overlap metric is 0.92 for the left ventricular cavity, 0.85 for the myocardium and 0.89 for the right ventricular cavity. It also outperforms a state-of-the-art multi-atlas segmentation method by a large margin and the speed is substantially faster.
Bishop CA, Newbould RD, Lee JSZ, et al., 2017, Analysis of ageing-associated grey matter volume in patients with multiple sclerosis shows excess atrophy in subcortical regions, NEUROIMAGE-CLINICAL, Vol: 13, Pages: 9-15, ISSN: 2213-1582
Coffey S, Lewandowski AJ, Garratt S, et al., 2017, Protocol and quality assurance for carotid imaging in 100,000 participants of UK Biobank: development and assessment, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY, Vol: 24, Pages: 1799-1806, ISSN: 2047-4873
Datta G, Colasanti A, Kalk N, et al., 2017, C-11-PBR28 and F-18-PBR111 Detect White Matter Inflammatory Heterogeneity in Multiple Sclerosis, JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, Vol: 58, Pages: 1477-1482, ISSN: 0161-5505
Datta G, Colasanti A, Rabiner EA, et al., 2017, Neuroinflammation and its relationship to changes in brain volume and white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis, BRAIN, Vol: 140, Pages: 2927-2938, ISSN: 0006-8950
Datta G, Violante IR, Scott G, et al., 2017, Translocator positron-emission tomography and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of brain glial cell activation in multiple sclerosis, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, Vol: 23, Pages: 1469-1478, ISSN: 1352-4585
Dong H, Supratak A, Pan W, et al., 2017, Mixed Neural Network Approach for Temporal Sleep Stage Classification, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, ISSN: 1534-4320
IEEE This paper proposes a practical approach to addressing limitations posed by using of single-channel electroencephalography (EEG) for sleep stage classification. EEG-based characterizations of sleep stage progression contribute the diagnosis and monitoring of the many pathologies of sleep. Several prior reports explored ways of automating the analysis of sleep EEG and of reducing the complexity of the data needed for reliable discrimination of sleep stages at lower cost in the home. However, these reports have involved recordings from electrodes placed on the cranial vertex or occiput, which are both uncomfortable and difficult to position. Previous studies of sleep stage scoring that used only frontal electrodes with a hierarchical decision tree motivated this paper, in which we have taken advantage of rectifier neural network for detecting hierarchical features and long short-term memory (LSTM) network for sequential data learning to optimize classification performance with single-channel recordings. After exploring alternative electrode placements, we found a comfortable configuration of a single-channel EEG on the forehead and have shown that it can be integrated with additional electrodes for simultaneous recording of the electrooculogram (EOG). Evaluation of data from 62 people (with 494 hours sleep) demonstrated better performance of our analytical algorithm than is available from existing approaches with vertex or occipital electrode placements. Use of this recording configuration with neural network deconvolution promises to make clinically indicated home sleep studies practical.
Gafson A, Craner MJ, Matthews PM, 2017, Personalised medicine for multiple sclerosis care, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, Vol: 23, Pages: 362-369, ISSN: 1352-4585
Giovannoni G, Cutter G, Sormani MP, et al., 2017, Is multiple sclerosis a length-dependent central axonopathy? The case for therapeutic lag and the asynchronous progressive MS hypotheses., Mult Scler Relat Disord, Vol: 12, Pages: 70-78
Trials of anti-inflammatory therapies in non-relapsing progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) have been stubbornly negative except recently for an anti-CD20 therapy in primary progressive MS and a S1P modulator siponimod in secondary progressive MS. We argue that this might be because trials have been too short and have focused on assessing neuronal pathways, with insufficient reserve capacity, as the core component of the primary outcome. Delayed neuroaxonal degeneration primed by prior inflammation is not expected to respond to disease-modifying therapies targeting MS-specific mechanisms. However, anti-inflammatory therapies may modify these damaged pathways, but with a therapeutic lag that may take years to manifest. Based on these observations we propose that clinically apparent neurodegenerative components of progressive MS may occur in a length-dependent manner and asynchronously. If this hypothesis is confirmed it may have major implications for the future design of progressive MS trials.
He S, Yong M, Matthews PM, et al., 2017, tranSMART-XNAT Connector tranSMART-XNAT connector-image selection based on clinical phenotypes and genetic profiles, BIOINFORMATICS, Vol: 33, Pages: 787-788, ISSN: 1367-4803
LaRocca NG, Hudson LD, Rudick R, et al., 2017, The MSOAC approach to developing performance outcomes to measure and monitor multiple sclerosis disability., Mult Scler
BACKGROUND: The Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC) was formed by the National MS Society to develop improved measures of multiple sclerosis (MS)-related disability. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the current literature and available data on functional performance outcome measures (PerfOs) and (2) to determine suitability of using PerfOs to quantify MS disability in MS clinical trials. METHODS: (1) Identify disability dimensions common in MS; (2) conduct a comprehensive literature review of measures for those dimensions; (3) develop an MS Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) data standard; (4) create a database of standardized, pooled clinical trial data; (5) analyze the pooled data to assess psychometric properties of candidate measures; and (6) work with regulatory agencies to use the measures as primary or secondary outcomes in MS clinical trials. CONCLUSION: Considerable data exist supporting measures of the functional domains ambulation, manual dexterity, vision, and cognition. A CDISC standard for MS ( http://www.cdisc.org/therapeutic#MS ) was published, allowing pooling of clinical trial data. MSOAC member organizations contributed clinical data from 16 trials, including 14,370 subjects. Data from placebo-arm subjects are available to qualified researchers. This integrated, standardized dataset is being analyzed to support qualification of disability endpoints by regulatory agencies.
Lema A, Bishop C, Malik O, et al., 2017, A Comparison of Magnetization Transfer Methods to Assess Brain and Cervical Cord Microstructure in Multiple Sclerosis, JOURNAL OF NEUROIMAGING, Vol: 27, Pages: 221-226, ISSN: 1051-2284
Matthews PM, 2017, Advanced MRI measures like DTI or fMRI should be outcome measures in future clinical trials - NO, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, Vol: 23, Pages: 1456-1458, ISSN: 1352-4585
Nie L, Yang X, Matthews PM, et al., 2017, Inferring Functional Connectivity in fMRI Using Minimum Partial Correlation, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUTOMATION AND COMPUTING, Vol: 14, Pages: 371-385, ISSN: 1476-8186
Owen DR, Fan J, Campioli E, et al., 2017, TSPO mutations in rats and a human polymorphism impair the rate of steroid synthesis, BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, Vol: 474, Pages: 3985-3999, ISSN: 0264-6021
Owen DR, Narayan N, Wells L, et al., 2017, Pro-inflammatory activation of primary microglia and macrophages increases 18 kDa translocator protein expression in rodents but not humans, JOURNAL OF CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AND METABOLISM, Vol: 37, Pages: 2679-2690, ISSN: 0271-678X
Peeters LM, Lamers I, Valkenborg D, et al., 2017, Towards personalized therapy through extensive longitudinal follow-up using a multidisciplinary data infrastructure for people with MS: a-proof-of-concept study, 7th Joint European-Committee-for-Treatment-and-Research-in-Multiple-Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)-Americas-Committee-for-Treatment-and-Research-in-Multiple-Sclerosis (ACTRIMS), Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Pages: 934-935, ISSN: 1352-4585
Poldrack RA, Baker CI, Durnez J, et al., 2017, Scanning the horizon: towards transparent and reproducible neuroimaging research, NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE, Vol: 18, Pages: 115-126, ISSN: 1471-003X
Robinson R, Valindria VV, Bai W, et al., 2017, Automatic quality control of cardiac MRI segmentation in large-scale population imaging, Pages: 720-727, ISSN: 0302-9743
© 2017, Springer International Publishing AG. The trend towards large-scale studies including population imaging poses new challenges in terms of quality control (QC). This is a particular issue when automatic processing tools such as image segmentation methods are employed to derive quantitative measures or biomarkers for further analyses. Manual inspection and visual QC of each segmentation result is not feasible at large scale. However, it is important to be able to detect when an automatic method fails to avoid inclusion of wrong measurements into subsequent analyses which could otherwise lead to incorrect conclusions. To overcome this challenge, we explore an approach for predicting segmentation quality based on reverse classification accuracy, which enables us to discriminate between successful and failed cases. We validate this approach on a large cohort of cardiac MRI for which manual QC scores were available. Our results on 7,425 cases demonstrate the potential for fully automatic QC in the context of large-scale population imaging such as the UK Biobank Imaging Study.
Scott G, Zetterberg H, Jolly A, et al., 2017, Minocycline reduces chronic microglial activation after brain trauma but increases neurodegeneration., Brain
Survivors of a traumatic brain injury can deteriorate years later, developing brain atrophy and dementia. Traumatic brain injury triggers chronic microglial activation, but it is unclear whether this is harmful or beneficial. A successful chronic-phase treatment for traumatic brain injury might be to target microglia. In experimental models, the antibiotic minocycline inhibits microglial activation. We investigated the effect of minocycline on microglial activation and neurodegeneration using PET, MRI, and measurement of the axonal protein neurofilament light in plasma. Microglial activation was assessed using 11C-PBR28 PET. The relationships of microglial activation to measures of brain injury, and the effects of minocycline on disease progression, were assessed using structural and diffusion MRI, plasma neurofilament light, and cognitive assessment. Fifteen patients at least 6 months after a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury received either minocycline 100 mg orally twice daily or no drug, for 12 weeks. At baseline, 11C-PBR28 binding in patients was increased compared to controls in cerebral white matter and thalamus, and plasma neurofilament light levels were elevated. MRI measures of white matter damage were highest in areas of greater 11C-PBR28 binding. Minocycline reduced 11C-PBR28 binding (mean Δwhite matter binding = -23.30%, 95% confidence interval -40.9 to -5.64%, P = 0.018), but increased plasma neurofilament light levels. Faster rates of brain atrophy were found in patients with higher baseline neurofilament light levels. In this experimental medicine study, minocycline after traumatic brain injury reduced chronic microglial activation while increasing a marker of neurodegeneration. These findings suggest that microglial activation has a reparative effect in the chronic phase of traumatic brain injury.
Shenkin SD, Pernet C, Nichols TE, et al., 2017, Improving data availability for brain image biobanking in healthy subjects: Practice-based suggestions from an international multidisciplinary working group, NEUROIMAGE, Vol: 153, Pages: 399-409, ISSN: 1053-8119
Stangel M, Kuhlmann T, Matthews PM, et al., 2017, Achievements and obstacles of remyelinating therapies in multiple sclerosis, NATURE REVIEWS NEUROLOGY, Vol: 13, Pages: 742-754, ISSN: 1759-4758
Suzuki H, Gao H, Bai W, et al., 2017, Abnormal brain white matter microstructure is associated with both pre-hypertension and hypertension, PLOS ONE, Vol: 12, ISSN: 1932-6203
Wilman HR, Kelly M, Garratt S, et al., 2017, Characterisation of liver fat in the UK Biobank cohort, PLOS ONE, Vol: 12, ISSN: 1932-6203
Colasanti A, Guo Q, Giannetti P, et al., 2016, Hippocampal Neuroinflammation, Functional Connectivity, and Depressive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis, BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, Vol: 80, Pages: 62-72, ISSN: 0006-3223
Comninos AN, Anastasovska J, Sahuri-Arisoylu M, et al., 2016, Kisspeptin signaling in the amygdala modulates reproductive hormone secretion, BRAIN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION, Vol: 221, Pages: 2035-2047, ISSN: 1863-2653
Datta G, Colasanti A, Kalk NJ, et al., 2016, In vivo translocator protein positron emission tomography imaging detects a heterogeneity of lesion inflammatory activity in multiple sclerosis not evident by MRI., 32nd Congress of the European-Committee-for-Treatment-and-Research-in-Multiple-Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Pages: 36-37, ISSN: 1352-4585
De Guio F, Jouvent E, Biessels GJ, et al., 2016, Reproducibility and variability of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging markers in cerebral small vessel disease, JOURNAL OF CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AND METABOLISM, Vol: 36, Pages: 1319-1337, ISSN: 0271-678X
Dong H, Matthews PM, Guo Y, 2016, A New Soft Material Based In-the-Ear EEG Recording Technique, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC), Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 5709-5712, ISSN: 1557-170X
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