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For an activation study buy cheap zocor 20 mg on line, the sub- pitfalls of SPECT are found among the meth- ject would have to continue performing a task ods and paradigms of components of functional over that interval purchase 20mg zocor with visa. Another limitation is Resonance Imaging that the uptake of tracer does not allow the in- vestigator to view the temporal sequence of re- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) gional activations. Also, both inhibition and ex- does not require the preparation of radiophar- citation at synapses produce the same level of maceuticals or expose patients to irradiation. Finally, PET inherently cannot distingush rectly detects increases in neuronal activity. This limits the abil- blood flow increases the oxygen content of lo- ity to interpret the effects of sensory drive for cal venous blood and decreases its concentra- motor reorganization, especially within the pri- tion of deoxyhemoglobin, which increases the mary sensorimotor cortex. The amount of BOLD signal Experimental Case Study 3–1 describes the observed by a scanner depends on the strength most commonly used data manipulation and of the magnetic field, the echo time (TE), and analysis technique for PET, called Statistical the imaging technique. BOLD signal at an echo time of 30 ms is equiv- alent to 2% at TE 60 ms, even if the hemody- namic response is constant. Functional Neuroimaging of Recovery 151 The precise relationship between the BOLD lation of neurons. Components of a Functional Neuroimaging Activation Study Data Acquisition METHODS Sensitivity Repeatability Signal to noise Single or multiple trials in same session Contrast with background activity Reliability for repeated sessions over days or Relative (fMRI) or absolute (PET) physiologic weeks response Accuracy Resolution Gold standard (PET for cerebral blood flow, Spatial, temporal none for fMRI) Field of view Precision Contrast with background activity PERSONAL DECISIONS Availability of method, cost, accessibility of the site Invasiveness Risks: radiation (PET), toxic contrast, seizure (TMS), craniectomy (OIS) Environment for subject: tolerance of gantry, duration of study, movement artifact Types of paradigms: inside or outside of a device, view videoscreen, wear goggles with screen, use manipulanda PARADIGMS Hypothesis Control versus task activity Percent of time doing task compared to imaging Entry criteria time Age, handedness, gender Rest or other comparison activity Healthy or representative control subjects Features of history and examination Monitoring task Cerebral anatomy; site and volume of lesion Assess strategy of subject Duration of disease or impairment; stable or Muscle movement (EMG) dynamic condition Video movements Medications: neuromodulators, sedatives Ocular movements Habits for sleep, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs EEG Cycles: menstrual, diurnal, seasonal Debrief subject about tasks Mood: anxiety, depression Assessment Patient training for task Follow-up at particular time or at certain Introduction to technique and environment behavioral milestones Responses during novel compared to habituated Relevant behavioral outcome measures activity Subclinical events Implicit or explicit learning Attention, imagery, inaudible vocalization, sleep Order effect of tasks Continued on following page 152 Neuroscientific Foundations for Rehabilitation Table 3–3. In visual cortex, incline for 6 to 12 seconds to a plateau, if neu- for example, an estimated 0. Once the stim- ond per neuron accounts for each 1% fMRI ulus stops, blood inflow and the BOLD signal signal change in area V1. The small early dip appears to represent of excitatatory and inhibitory influences are an increase in oxygen consumption, which is controversial. The signal also derives within several seconds followed by a ramp-like from larger draining veins that are consider- Functional Neuroimaging of Recovery 153 EXPERIMENTAL CASE STUDY 3–1: Analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Many methodologies have been used to capture and assess functional activation data. Images are then warped to match a template of the brain that conforms to a standard anatomical space.

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It is well accepted in modern Western medicine that enuresis is a common developmental phenomenon related to physical and physiological factors generic zocor 10mg with mastercard. Although emotional stress is not a factor in PNE 40mg zocor, there is a causative relationship between such stress and SNE. While various Western physicians believe there may be a number of reasons for wetting the bed, there is consensus on one factor. Understanding the causes of bed- wetting will help remove the associated stigma and also correct some of the myths generated by society. PNE Despite numerous studies on PNE, its etiology remains elusive to modern Western medicine. The pathophysiology of enuresis 12 Treating Pediatric Bed-wetting with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine appears to be multifactorial. Therefore, modern Western medicine has difficulty determining the etiology. This lack of clarity around the etiology ultimately complicates the therapeutic approach. In other words, all other organic causes of bed-wetting must first be ruled out before a diagnosis of PNE is made. However, NE does not have an identifiable organic etiology in 97-99% of the cases. SNE As defined above, SNE occurs in those who were previously able to achieve night-time bladder control, but, due to some change in their lives, they are now unable to control their night-time urina- tion. In addition, SNE may also be caused by pyschologi- cal stress and situational changes. Psychological stress As mentioned above, SNE may be caused by psychological stress but PNE is not. This psychological stress may be due to such things as divorce, a move, the death of a family member or friend, a new school, a new baby in the family, or school deadlines. In an older person, it may also include things such as job-related stress, a romantic break-up, or difficult room-mates. It is extremely impor- tant for the parent and the individual to realize that the sufferer is no more at fault than an adult with a headache or some other symptom caused by stress. Structural and physical problems Very few children (only 1-3%) have a physical disorder causing their bedwetting.

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For an activation study buy cheap zocor 20 mg on line, the sub- pitfalls of SPECT are found among the meth- ject would have to continue performing a task ods and paradigms of components of functional over that interval purchase 20mg zocor with visa. Another limitation is Resonance Imaging that the uptake of tracer does not allow the in- vestigator to view the temporal sequence of re- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) gional activations. Also, both inhibition and ex- does not require the preparation of radiophar- citation at synapses produce the same level of maceuticals or expose patients to irradiation. Finally, PET inherently cannot distingush rectly detects increases in neuronal activity. This limits the abil- blood flow increases the oxygen content of lo- ity to interpret the effects of sensory drive for cal venous blood and decreases its concentra- motor reorganization, especially within the pri- tion of deoxyhemoglobin, which increases the mary sensorimotor cortex. The amount of BOLD signal Experimental Case Study 3–1 describes the observed by a scanner depends on the strength most commonly used data manipulation and of the magnetic field, the echo time (TE), and analysis technique for PET, called Statistical the imaging technique. BOLD signal at an echo time of 30 ms is equiv- alent to 2% at TE 60 ms, even if the hemody- namic response is constant. Functional Neuroimaging of Recovery 151 The precise relationship between the BOLD lation of neurons. Components of a Functional Neuroimaging Activation Study Data Acquisition METHODS Sensitivity Repeatability Signal to noise Single or multiple trials in same session Contrast with background activity Reliability for repeated sessions over days or Relative (fMRI) or absolute (PET) physiologic weeks response Accuracy Resolution Gold standard (PET for cerebral blood flow, Spatial, temporal none for fMRI) Field of view Precision Contrast with background activity PERSONAL DECISIONS Availability of method, cost, accessibility of the site Invasiveness Risks: radiation (PET), toxic contrast, seizure (TMS), craniectomy (OIS) Environment for subject: tolerance of gantry, duration of study, movement artifact Types of paradigms: inside or outside of a device, view videoscreen, wear goggles with screen, use manipulanda PARADIGMS Hypothesis Control versus task activity Percent of time doing task compared to imaging Entry criteria time Age, handedness, gender Rest or other comparison activity Healthy or representative control subjects Features of history and examination Monitoring task Cerebral anatomy; site and volume of lesion Assess strategy of subject Duration of disease or impairment; stable or Muscle movement (EMG) dynamic condition Video movements Medications: neuromodulators, sedatives Ocular movements Habits for sleep, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs EEG Cycles: menstrual, diurnal, seasonal Debrief subject about tasks Mood: anxiety, depression Assessment Patient training for task Follow-up at particular time or at certain Introduction to technique and environment behavioral milestones Responses during novel compared to habituated Relevant behavioral outcome measures activity Subclinical events Implicit or explicit learning Attention, imagery, inaudible vocalization, sleep Order effect of tasks Continued on following page 152 Neuroscientific Foundations for Rehabilitation Table 3–3. In visual cortex, incline for 6 to 12 seconds to a plateau, if neu- for example, an estimated 0. Once the stim- ond per neuron accounts for each 1% fMRI ulus stops, blood inflow and the BOLD signal signal change in area V1. The small early dip appears to represent of excitatatory and inhibitory influences are an increase in oxygen consumption, which is controversial. The signal also derives within several seconds followed by a ramp-like from larger draining veins that are consider- Functional Neuroimaging of Recovery 153 EXPERIMENTAL CASE STUDY 3–1: Analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Many methodologies have been used to capture and assess functional activation data. Images are then warped to match a template of the brain that conforms to a standard anatomical space.

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It is well accepted in modern Western medicine that enuresis is a common developmental phenomenon related to physical and physiological factors generic zocor 10mg with mastercard. Although emotional stress is not a factor in PNE 40mg zocor, there is a causative relationship between such stress and SNE. While various Western physicians believe there may be a number of reasons for wetting the bed, there is consensus on one factor. Understanding the causes of bed- wetting will help remove the associated stigma and also correct some of the myths generated by society. PNE Despite numerous studies on PNE, its etiology remains elusive to modern Western medicine. The pathophysiology of enuresis 12 Treating Pediatric Bed-wetting with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine appears to be multifactorial. Therefore, modern Western medicine has difficulty determining the etiology. This lack of clarity around the etiology ultimately complicates the therapeutic approach. In other words, all other organic causes of bed-wetting must first be ruled out before a diagnosis of PNE is made. However, NE does not have an identifiable organic etiology in 97-99% of the cases. SNE As defined above, SNE occurs in those who were previously able to achieve night-time bladder control, but, due to some change in their lives, they are now unable to control their night-time urina- tion. In addition, SNE may also be caused by pyschologi- cal stress and situational changes. Psychological stress As mentioned above, SNE may be caused by psychological stress but PNE is not. This psychological stress may be due to such things as divorce, a move, the death of a family member or friend, a new school, a new baby in the family, or school deadlines. In an older person, it may also include things such as job-related stress, a romantic break-up, or difficult room-mates. It is extremely impor- tant for the parent and the individual to realize that the sufferer is no more at fault than an adult with a headache or some other symptom caused by stress. Structural and physical problems Very few children (only 1-3%) have a physical disorder causing their bedwetting.