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Catherine Price

Preoperative Cognitive Reserve and Brain Integrity Explains Variabilty During Anesthesia

Read Full Scientific Article    Our research team shows that baseline brain integrity (brain markers commonly seen with Alzheimer’s Disease-Vascular Dementia) and cognitive function predict variability during a controlled period of anesthesia while having knee replacement surgery. This is the first study to examine intra-individual variability on…

Orthopedic Surgery and Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study

Please read our recent October 2015 publication.  Do individuals with Parkinson’s Disease experience negative outcomes after electing total knee replacement surgery or back surgery?  We attempted to address this question.  The study was challenging to conduct.  Conclusion:  We need to conduct multi-center investigations on this topic in order to improve care…

How Do You Measure the Corticospinal Tract?

Please read our new November 2015 imaging methods paper – completed with colleagues in Dr. Tom Mareci’s laboratory Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] A majority rule approach for region-of-interest-guided streamline fiber tractography. Colon-Perez LM, Triplett W,…

White and Gray Matter in Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia

Please read our new October 2015 paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015 Oct 1;48(3):833-47. doi: 10.3233/JAD-150407. Dissociating Statistically-Determined Alzheimer’s Disease/Vascular Dementia Neuropsychological Syndromes Using White and Gray Neuroradiological Parameters. Price CC1, Tanner JJ1, Schmalfuss…

Verbal Memory in Parkinson’s Disease

Please read about our recent 2015 paper discussing temporal lobe and frontal-subcortical contributions to verbal memory impairment in Parkinson’s Disease. For this investigation, Dr. Tanner and his colleagues examined verbal memory in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the significance of the left entorhinal cortex and left entorhinal-retrosplenial region connections on…

Measurement Approaches Alter Brain-Behavioral Associations

Please visit our new 2015 publication demonstrating the how measurement approach alters structure-function findings. Proof of Principle: Transformation approach alters caudate nucleus volume and structure-function associations. Schwab, N., Tanner, J. J., Nguyen, P.T., Schmalfuss, I.M., Bowers, D., Okun, M., Price, C. C. Abstract: Brain magnetic resonance image (MRI) registration…

Integrating Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging

Please visit our new publication demonstrating the value for integrating neuropsychology and neuroimaging for clinical purposes. Integrating Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging for a Referral of Possible Pseudodementia: A Case Report. Tanner, J. J., Mellott, E., Dunne, E. M., Price, C. C. Abstract: The study aimed to highlight the importance…

The MRI Experience with Our Studies

Please click here to watch a movie about our MRI procedure. If you are interested in any of our research investigations, please watch this video.  Hopefully it will help explain the MRI process and help you decide whether volunteering will be a good experience…