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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242123/ensemble-of-random-forests-one-vs-rest-classifiers-for-mci-and-ad-prediction-using-anova-cortical-and-subcortical-feature-selection-and-partial-least-squares
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J Ramírez, J M Górriz, A Ortiz, F J Martínez-Murcia, F Segovia, D Salas-Gonzalez, D Castillo-Barnes, I A Illán, C G Puntonet
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly and affects approximately 30 million individuals worldwide. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is very frequently a prodromal phase of AD, and existing studies have suggested that people with MCI tend to progress to AD at a rate of about 10% to 15% per year. However, the ability of clinicians and machine learning systems to predict AD based on MRI biomarkers at an early stage is still a challenging problem that can have a great impact in improving treatments...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237665/intermittent-catatonia-and-complex-automatisms-caused-by-frontal-lobe-epilepsy-in-dementia
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Robynne George, Alex Langford
An 82-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department following bizarre behaviour. Police had noticed him driving erratically through his village. He did not stop when instructed, drove slowly home and appeared 'vacant' on questioning. While in hospital, he had approximately 15 episodes of catatonia, involving rigidity, negativism, mutism except echolalia and perseveration, automatic obedience and utilisation phenomena, lasting 2-20 min each. Between episodes, he was amnestic but otherwise well. Electroencephalography demonstrated bifrontal slowing with left-sided emphasis, and captured two focal onset partial seizures with the clinical correlate of the syndrome described above...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237450/adding-chinese-herbal-medicine-to-conventional-therapy-brings-cognitive-benefits-to-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-retrospective-analysis
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Jing Shi, Jingnian Ni, Tao Lu, Xuekai Zhang, Mingqing Wei, Ting Li, Weiwei Liu, Yongyan Wang, Yuanyuan Shi, Jinzhou Tian
BACKGROUND: Conventional therapy (CT) such as donepezil and memantine are well-known short-term treatments for the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The efficacy of them, however, drops below baseline level after 9 months. In China, herbal therapy as a complementary therapy is very popular. Should conventional therapy combined with herbal therapy (CT + H) make add-on benefit? METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 344 outpatients diagnosed as probable dementia due to AD were collected, with the treatment of either CT + H or CT alone in clinical settings...
December 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236820/integrity-of-white-matter-structure-is-related-to-episodic-memory-performance-in-the-low-educated-elderly
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Elisa de Paula França Resende, Fernanda Freire Tovar-Moll, Fernanda Meireles Ferreira, Ivanei Bramati, Leonardo Cruz de Souza, Karoline Carvalho Carmona, Henrique Cerqueira Guimarães, Viviane Amaral Carvalho, Maira Tonidandel Barbosa, Paulo Caramelli
The low-educated elderly are a vulnerable population in whom studying the role of white matter integrity on memory may provide insights for understanding how memory declines with aging and disease. METHODS: Thirty-one participants (22 women), 23 cognitively healthy and eight with cognitive impairment-no dementia, aged 80.4 ± 3.8 years, with 2.2 ± 1.9 years of education, underwent an MRI scan with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) acquisition. We verified if there were correlations between the performance on the Brief Cognitive Screening Battery (BCSB) and the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) with DTI parameters...
November 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230170/the-dancing-brain-structural-and-functional-signatures-of-expert-dance-training
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Agnieszka Z Burzynska, Karolina Finc, Brittany K Taylor, Anya M Knecht, Arthur F Kramer
Dance - as a ritual, therapy, and leisure activity - has been known for thousands of years. Today, dance is increasingly used as therapy for cognitive and neurological disorders such as dementia and Parkinson's disease. Surprisingly, the effects of dance training on the healthy young brain are not well understood despite the necessity of such information for planning successful clinical interventions. Therefore, this study examined actively performing, expert-level trained college students as a model of long-term exposure to dance training...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220869/non-obese-fatty-liver-disease-is-associated-with-lacunar-infarct
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Min-Sun Kwak, Kyung Won Kim, Hyobin Seo, Goh-Eun Chung, Jeong Yoon Yim, Donghee Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Lacunar infarct, a small subcortical ischemic lesion, is a known risk factor for future cognitive impairment, dementia, and stroke. We evaluated the relationship between fatty liver disease(FLD) and lacunar infarct in a healthy general population. METHODS: Subjects who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and abdominal ultrasonography(US) during health check-ups from 2007-2009 were included. FLD was diagnosed by US. Subjects with a history of cerebrovascular disease, radiological findings consistent with cerebrovascular stenosis, or cerebral small vessel disease were excluded...
December 8, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217819/association-between-serum-neuron-specific-enolase-age-overweight-and-structural-mri-patterns-in-901-subjects
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Johanna Hoffmann, Deborah Janowitz, Sandra Van der Auwera, Katharina Wittfeld, Matthias Nauck, Nele Friedrich, Mohamad Habes, Christos Davatzikos, Jan Terock, Martin Bahls, Annemarie Goltz, Angela Kuhla, Henry Völzke, Hans Jörgen Grabe
Serum neuron-specific enolase (sNSE) is considered a marker for neuronal damage, related to gray matter structures. Previous studies indicated its potential as marker for structural and functional damage in conditions with adverse effects to the brain like obesity and dementia. In the present study, we investigated the putative association between sNSE levels, body mass index (BMI), total gray matter volume (GMV), and magnetic resonance imaging-based indices of aging as well as Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like patterns...
December 8, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212461/widespread-enlarged-perivascular-spaces-associated-with-dementia-and-focal-brain-dysfunction-case-report
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Daisuke Taniguchi, Hideki Shimura, Masao Watanabe, Nobutaka Hattori, Takao Urabe
BACKGROUND: Enlarged perivascular spaces (PVS) are common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, whereas widespread enlarged PVS are extremely rare. Although most patients with widespread enlarged PVS remain asymptomatic, some develop neurological dysfunctions; however, it remains unclear whether these are the consequence of widespread enlarged PVS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old female patient developed consciousness disturbance, cognitive dysfunctions, fluent aphasia, agraphia, acalculia, and left-right disorientation after suffering from bronchopneumonia...
December 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201866/getting-lost-behavior-in-patients-with-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-a-cognitive-and-anatomical-model
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Chathuri Yatawara, Daryl Renick Lee, Levinia Lim, Juan Zhou, Nagaendran Kandiah
Background: Getting lost behavior (GLB) in the elderly is believed to involve poor top-down modulation of visuospatial processing, by impaired executive functions. However, since healthy elderly and elderly with Alzheimer's disease (AD) experience a different pattern of cognitive decline, it remains unclear whether this hypothesis can explain GLB in dementia. Objective: We sought to identify whether poor executive functions and working memory modulate the relationship between visuospatial processing and prevalence of GLB in healthy elderly and patients with AD...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201555/background-and-distribution-of-lobar-microbleeds-in-cognitive-dysfunction
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Hirofumi Matsuyama, Yuichiro Ii, Masayuki Maeda, Maki Umino, Yukito Ueda, Ken-Ichi Tabei, Hirotaka Kida, Masayuki Satoh, Akihiro Shindo, Akira Taniguchi, Ryosuke Takahashi, Hidekazu Tomimoto
Objectives: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are often observed in memory clinic patients. It has been generally accepted that deep CMBs (D-CMBs) result from hypertensive vasculopathy (HV), whereas strictly lobar CMBs (SL-CMBs) result from cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) which frequently coexists with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Mixed CMBs (M-CMBs) have been partially attributed to HV and also partially attributed to CAA. The aim of this study was to elucidate the differences between SL-CMBs and M-CMBs in terms of clinical features and regional distribution...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201014/impaired-interoceptive-accuracy-in-semantic-variant-primary-progressive-aphasia
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Charles R Marshall, Chris J D Hardy, Lucy L Russell, Camilla N Clark, Katrina M Dick, Emilie V Brotherhood, Rebecca L Bond, Catherine J Mummery, Jonathan M Schott, Jonathan D Rohrer, James M Kilner, Jason D Warren
Background: Interoception (the perception of internal bodily sensations) is strongly linked to emotional experience and sensitivity to the emotions of others in healthy subjects. Interoceptive impairment may contribute to the profound socioemotional symptoms that characterize frontotemporal dementia (FTD) syndromes, but remains poorly defined. Methods: Patients representing all major FTD syndromes and healthy age-matched controls performed a heartbeat counting task as a measure of interoceptive accuracy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200011/coronal-ct-is-comparable-to-mr-imaging-in-aiding-diagnosis-of-dementia-in-a-memory-clinic-in-singapore
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Sasinthiran Thiagarajan, Muhammad A Shaik, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Eric Y S Ting, Saima Hilal, Christopher Chen
PURPOSE: The present study investigated (a) the agreement between computerized tomography (CT) and 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the visual grading of medial temporal atrophy (MTA); and (b) whether MTA on CT differentiated patients with dementia from no dementia in memory clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from patients who underwent CT scans at the National University Hospital of Singapore, and from a subsample who subsequently underwent 3 T MRI scans in a research study...
December 1, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199527/diversity-in-clinical-manifestations-and-imaging-features-of-neurosyphilis-obstacles-to-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-report-of-3-cases
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Hui Liu, Zong-Bo Zhao, Nian-Xing You
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical manifestations and imaging features of neurosyphilis and to discuss the obstacles in the diagnosis and treatment of neurosyphilis. METHODS: We present this case study involving 3 cases of definite neurosyphilis, focusing on their clinical data. RESULTS: Case 1 is a patient with numb and weak left lower limb. Case 2 showed slow reaction and dementia behaviors including worse memory and the decrease of calculation and orientation ability in this patient...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192126/entorhinal-tau-pathology-episodic-memory-decline-and-neurodegeneration-in-aging
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Anne Maass, Samuel N Lockhart, Theresa M Harrison, Rachel K Bell, Taylor Mellinger, Kaitlin Swinnerton, Suzanne L Baker, Gil D Rabinovici, William J Jagust
The medial temporal lobe (MTL) is an early site of tau accumulation and MTL dysfunction may underlie episodic memory decline in aging and dementia. Postmortem data indicate that tau pathology in the transentorhinal cortex is common by age 60, whereas spread to neocortical regions and worsening of cognition is associated with beta-amyloid (Aβ). We used [18F]AV-1451 and [11C]PiB PET, structural MRI, and neuropsychological assessment to investigate how in vivo tau accumulation in temporal lobe regions, Aβ, and MTL atrophy contribute to episodic memory in cognitively normal older adults (n=83; age=77±6yrs, 58% female)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188608/-cadasil-with-clinical-manifestations-of-baldness-lumbago-and-parkinson-s-symptoms
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Zhixia Ren, Shuai Chen, Yingying Shi, Yuanxing Zhang, Wan Wang, Zuzhi Chen, Mingrong Xia, Xiaohong Shi, Jiewen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with the subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) case with clinical manifestations of baldness, lumbago and Parkinson's symptoms. METHODS: Clinical and imaging data of the patient were analyzed. The patient and his family members were also subjected to genetic testing. RESULTS: The symptoms of the patient included recurrent stroke, dementia, and mood disturbance, in addition with lumbago, baldness and Parkinson's symptoms but no migraine...
December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175194/brain-signature-of-mild-stages-of-cognitive-and-behavioral-impairment-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Lucas M T Branco, Thiago J R de Rezende, Caroline de O Roversi, Tamires Zanao, Raphael F Casseb, Brunno M de Campos, Marcondes C França
We aimed to assess the brain signature of cognitive and behavioral impairment in C9orf72-negative non-demented ALS patients. The study included 50 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients (out of 75 initially recruited) and 38 healthy controls. High-resolution T1-weighted and spin-echo diffusion tensor images were acquired in a 3T MRI scanner. The multi atlas-based analysis protocol and the FreeSurfer tool were employed for gray matter assessment, and fiber tractography for white matter evaluation. Cognitively impaired ALS patients (n = 12) had bilateral amygdalae and left thalamic volumetric reduction compared to non-impaired ALS patients...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172642/comparison-of-automated-volumetry-of-the-hippocampus-using-neuroquant%C3%A2-and-visual-assessment-of-the-medial-temporal-lobe-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Karin Persson, Maria Lage Barca, Lena Cavallin, Anne Brækhus, Anne-Brita Knapskog, Geir Selbæk, Knut Engedal
Background Different clinically feasible methods for evaluation of medial temporal lobe atrophy exists and are useful in diagnostic work-up of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Purpose To compare the diagnostic properties of two clinically available magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based methods-an automated volumetric software, NeuroQuant® (NQ) (evaluation of hippocampus volume) and the Scheltens scale (visual evaluation of medial temporal lobe atrophy [MTA])-in patients with AD dementia, and subjective and mild cognitive impairment (non-dementia)...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168904/apoe-thought-disorder-and-spare-ad-predict-cognitive-decline-in-established-parkinson-s-disease
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Thomas F Tropea, Sharon X Xie, Jacqueline Rick, Lana M Chahine, Nabila Dahodwala, Jimit Doshi, Christos Davatzikos, Leslie M Shaw, Vivianna Van Deerlin, John Q Trojanowski, Daniel Weintraub, Alice S Chen-Plotkin
BACKGROUND: People with PD are at high risk of developing cognitive impairment and dementia. Cross-sectional studies have identified candidate biomarkers associated with cognitive decline. However, longitudinal studies on this topic are rarer, and few have investigated the use of biomarker panels encompassing multiple modalities. The objective of this study was to find baseline predictors of cognitive decline in longitudinally followed, nondemented Parkinson's disease patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of 100 PD patients with a median disease duration of 6...
November 23, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166955/brain-arterial-diameters-and-cognitive-performance-the-northern-manhattan-study
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Jose Gutierrez, Erin Kulick, Yeseon Park Moon, Chuanhui Dong, Ken Cheung, Bagci Ahmet, Yaakov Stern, Noam Alperin, Tatjana Rundek, Ralph L Sacco, Clinton B Wright, Mitchell S V Elkind
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that brain arterial diameters are associated with cognitive performance, particularly in arteries supplying domain-specific territories. METHODS: Stroke-free participants in the Northern Manhattan Study were invited to have a brain MRI from 2003-2008. The luminal diameters of 13 intracranial arterial segments were obtained using time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), and then averaged and normalized into a global score and region-specific arterial diameters...
November 23, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159396/association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lower-brain-volume-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-in-the-framingham-study
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Galit Weinstein, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Charles DeCarli, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Claudia L Satizabal, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that is most often asymptomatic. It is associated with metabolic syndrome, incident diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, conditions that in turn are strongly linked with brain damage and cognitive impairment. However, it is not known whether NAFLD is associated with structural brain measures in humans. Objective: To assess the association between prevalent NAFLD and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
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