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hyperintensities

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  • noun Plural form of hyperintensity.

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  • Researchers then used magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans of the brain to look for what are called white matter hyperintensities, which show up as small lesions on the scan and indicate damage to small blood vessels.

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  • Brain MRI white matter hyperintensities and one-carbon cycle metabolism in nongeriatric outpatients with major depressive disorder Part II.

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  • It was little strokes--an MRI years earlier had shown white matter hyperintensities, and I'm sure one now would be lit up with them like a Christmas tree.

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  • Each participant was then given an MRI scan, where researchers looked at what's called "white matter hyperintensities," which are tiny markers that are visible on the scan and indicate damage to smaller blood vessels.

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  • Therefore white matter hyperintensities indicate an increased risk of cerebrovascular events when identified as part of diagnostic investigations, and support their use as an intermediate marker in a research setting.

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  • Data extraction Population studied, duration of follow-up, method used to measure white matter hyperintensities, definition of the outcome, and measure of the association of white matter hyperintensities with the outcome.

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  • Study selection Prospective longitudinal studies that used magnetic resonance imaging and assessed the impact of white matter hyperintensities on risk of incident stroke, cognitive decline, dementia, and death, and, for the meta-analysis, studies that provided risk estimates for a categorical measure of white matter hyperintensities, assessing the impact of these lesions on risk of stroke, dementia, and death.

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  • Do white matter hyperintensities on MRI matter clinically?

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  • An association of white matter hyperintensities with a faster decline in global cognitive performance, executive function, and processing speed was also suggested.

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  • Conclusion White matter hyperintensities predict an increased risk of stroke, dementia, and death.

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