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Functional connectivity changes in patients with absence epilepsy studied using resting-state functional MRI.
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PMID:  23266081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Functional connectivity is altered in several mental disorders. We used resting-state functional MRI to examine the alterations in functional connectivity that occur in patients with absence epilepsy. We found an altered functional connectivity within and between functional modules in patients with absence epilepsy. Some brain regions had a greater number of altered connections. The functional connectivity within and between modules in absence epilepsy patients showed an increase in the number of positive connections and a decrease in the number of the negative connections. In particular, the superior frontal gyrus demonstrated both an increased number of connections with other nodes of the frontal default mode network and a decreased number of connections with the limbic system. These findings provide a new perspective and shed light on how the balance of connections within and between modules may contribute to the development of absence epilepsy.
Tie Fang; Fang Fang; Hongwei Zhu; Guojun Zhang; Zhuxiang Liu; Yongjie Li
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Beijing Functional Neurosurgery Institute, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, 45 Changchun Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100053, China. Electronic address:
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