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Functional connectivity and regional homogeneity of resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging in patients with Ménière Disease
YUAN Xiaojia  LI Xiaozhen  XU Yu  YANG Yan  LIU Lei  WANG Weitao  ZHAO Simin  DU fengyi  ZHONG Liqun  CHEN Zhengguang  ZHAO Tianzuo 

Cite this article as: Yuan XJ, Li XZ, Xu Y, et al. Functional connectivity and regional homogeneity of resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging in patients with Ménière Disease[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(4): 75-78. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.04.013.

[Abstract] Objective To investigate the alterations of functional connectivity (FC) and regional homogeneity (ReHo) by the resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) in patients with Ménière disease (MD).Materials and Methods A total of 12 patients with active MD and 12 healthy control subjects were enrolled to rs-fMRI scan. Seed-based functional connectivity analysis of bilateral thalamus was performed using the REST-plus software. The data were analyzed to evaluate the differences in ReHo values between the two groups by the Kendall's coefficient concordance regional homogeneity (KCC-ReHo) and coherence regional homogeneity (Cohe-ReHo).Results Compared with the healthy control group, the increased connectivity of right thalamus and right inferior frontal gyrus was showed in MD patients. KCC-ReHo in MD patients were higher in the left inferior temporal gyrus, lower in the right superior frontal gyrus; Cohe-ReHo in MD patients was higher in the right cerebellum and the left inferior temporal gyrus, lower in the right parietal superior gyrus, right superior frontal gyrus, and left precuneus (corrected by Alphasim, P<0.05 after correction).Conclusions This study identified specific alterations of FC and ReHo values in patients with MD, which may relate to the pathogenesis of Meniere's disease.
[Keywords] Ménière disease;resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging;regional homogeneity;functional connectivity

YUAN Xiaojia1   LI Xiaozhen1   XU Yu1   YANG Yan1   LIU Lei1   WANG Weitao1   ZHAO Simin1   DU fengyi1   ZHONG Liqun2   CHEN Zhengguang1*   ZHAO Tianzuo1  

1 Department of Radiology, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China

2 Department of Neurology, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China

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Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-12-03
Accepted  2022-04-01
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.04.013
Cite this article as: Yuan XJ, Li XZ, Xu Y, et al. Functional connectivity and regional homogeneity of resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging in patients with Ménière Disease[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(4): 75-78.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.04.013

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