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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314821/phases-of-hyper-and-hypo-connectivity-in-the-default-mode-and-salience-networks-track-with-amyloid-and-tau-in-clinically-normal-individuals
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Aaron P Schultz, Jasmeer P Chhatwal, Trey Hedden, Elizabeth C Mormino, Bernard J Hanseeuw, Jorge Sepulcre, Willem Huijbers, Molly LaPoint, Rachel F Buckley, Keith A Johnson, Reisa A Sperling
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by two hallmark molecular pathologies: amyloid aβ1-42, and Tau neurofibrillary tangles. To date, studies of functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) in preclinical AD have relied on associations with in-vivo measures of amyloid pathology. With the recent advent of in-vivo Tau-PET tracers it is now possible to extend investigations on fcMRI in a sample of cognitively normal elderly humans to regional measures of Tau. We modeled fcMRI measures across four major cortical association networks (Default Mode (DMN), Salience, Dorsal Attention (DAN), and Frontoparietal Control (FPCN)) as a function of global cortical amyloid (PiB-PET) and regional Tau (AV1451-PET) in entorhinal, inferior temporal (IT), and inferior parietal (IP) cortex...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304307/logopenic-aphasia-due-to-a-strategic-stroke-new-evidence-from-a-single-case
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Javier Riancho, Ana Pozueta, Miguel Santos, Carmen Lage, José M Carril, Ignacio Banzo, Isabel Martínez-Rodriguez, Marilu Gorno-Tempini, Pascual Sánchez-Juan
Among primary progressive aphasias (PPAs), logopenic variant PPA (lv-PPA) is usually related to Alzheimer's disease. Although it has been widely clinically and pathologically evaluated, the topography in LPA is still controversial. We report a patient presenting with a logopenic syndrome due to a strategic lesion located in the superior and middle temporal gyrus and compare our findings with those of a PiB-PET positive lv-PPA patient matched by age, gender, and education. We consider that our study provides new anatomical clues to better understand the cognitive mechanisms underlying the logopenic syndrome...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304292/amyloid-%C3%AE-deposition-and-long-term-progression-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-due-to-alzheimer-s-disease-defined-with-amyloid-pet-imaging
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Shizuo Hatashita, Daichi Wakebe
The aim was to evaluate brain amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) using amyloid PET imaging and clarify the relationship between the annual change in Aβ deposition and disease progression. Forty-eight MCI patients underwent neuropsychological assessment and amyloid PET imaging using [11C]-PIB over a follow-up of 5.7±1.5 years. Thirty-nine MCI patients who had an amyloid-positive scan were defined as MCI due to AD, and 9 MCI patients who had an amyloid-negative scan were included...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303829/mutation-pattern-in-the-genome-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-its-association-with-multidrug-resistant-isolates-from-delhi-india
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Divya Sachdev, Indu Kumari, Manju Bala, Vineet Kumar, Daman Saluja
Mutations in PenA, PorB, MtrE and MtrR genes responsible for antimicrobial resistance were checked in 27 drug-resistant clinical isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG). Phenotype PIB (88.88%) and mutation at G120 and A121 positions of porB were recurrent. N122K, a novel mutation, was observed in PorB in three resistant isolates. Substitution H105Y in MtrR was widespread (37% of clinical isolates). The presence of a novel mutation (L33V), along with G45D mutation in MtrR, was associated with less-resistant isolates, in contrast to isolates with G45D mutation alone...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302766/csf-clearance-in-alzheimer-disease-measured-with-dynamic-pet
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Mony J de Leon, Yi Li, Nobuyuki Okamura, Wai H Tsui, Les A Saint Louis, Lidia Glodzik, Ricardo S Osorio, Juan Fortea, Tracy Butler, Elizabeth Pirraglia, Silvia Fossati, Hee-Jin Kim, Roxana O Carare, Maiken Nedergaard, Helene Benveniste, Henry Rusinek
Evidence supporting the hypothesis that reduced cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) clearance is involved in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) comes from primarily from rodent models. However, unlike rodents where predominant extra-cranial CSF egress is via olfactory nerves traversing the cribriform plate, human CSF clearance pathways are not well characterized. Using dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with (18)F-THK5117 a tracer for tau pathology, the ventricular CSF time activity was used as a biomarker for CSF clearance...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289271/increased-pittsburgh-compound-b-accumulation-in-the-subcortical-white-matter-of-alzheimer-s-disease-brain
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Yuichi Wakabayashi, Kazunari Ishii, Chisa Hosokawa, Tomoko Hyodo, Hayato Kaida, Minoru Yamada, Yukinobu Yagyu, Masakatsu Tsurusaki, Takenori Kozuka, Kazuro Sugimura, Takamichi Murakami
Using 11C-Pittsburgh compound B (PiB)-PET and MRI volume data, we investigated whether white matter (WM) PiB uptake in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain is larger than that of cortical PiB uptake-negative (PiB-negative) brain. Forty-five subjects who underwent both PiB-PET and MRI were included in the study (32 AD patients with cortical PiB-positive and 13 cortical amyloid -negative patients). Individual areas of gray matter (GM) and WM were segmented, then regional GM and WM standard uptake value ratio (SUVR) normalized to cerebellar GM with partial volume effects correction was calculated...
March 13, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282808/18f-av-1451-pet-imaging-in-three-patients-with-probable-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
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Hee Jin Kim, Hanna Cho, David J Werring, Young Kyoung Jang, Yeo Jin Kim, Jin San Lee, Juyoun Lee, Soomin Jun, Seongbeom Park, Young Hoon Ryu, Jae Yong Choi, Young Seok Cho, Seung Hwan Moon, Duk L Na, Chul Hyoung Lyoo, Sang Won Seo
Cerebrovascular deposition of amyloid-β, known as cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), is associated with MRI findings of lobar hemorrhage, cerebral microbleeds, and cortical superficial siderosis. Although pathological studies suggest that tau may co-localize with vascular amyloid, this has not yet been investigated in CAA in vivo. Three patients with probable CAA underwent 11C-Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) PET or 18F-florbetaben PET to evaluate amyloid burden, and 18F-AV-1451 PET to evaluate paired helical filament tau burden...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269787/cognitive-composites-domain-scores-related-to-neuroimaging-biomarkers-within-probable-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-storage-subtype
#8
Ana Espinosa, Montserrat Alegret, Pedro Pesini, Sergi Valero, Asunción Lafuente, Mar Buendía, Itziar San José, Marta Ibarria, Miguel A Tejero, Joan Giménez, Susana Ruiz, Isabel Hernández, Francesc Pujadas, Pablo Martínez-Lage, Josep Munuera, Javier Arbizu, Lluis Tárraga, Suzanne B Hendrix, Agustín Ruiz, James T Becker, Susan M Landau, Oscar Sotolongo-Grau, Manuel Sarasa, Mercè Boada
The probable-amnestic (Pr-a) mild cognitive impairment (MCI)-storage subtype is a phenotype with 8.5 times more risk of conversion to dementia, mainly Alzheimer's disease (AD), than the possible non-amnestic (Pss-na) MCI. The aim of this study was to find the optimized cognitive composites (CCs) domain scores most related to neuroimaging biomarkers within Pr-aMCI-storage subtype patients. The Fundació ACE (ACE) study with 20 Pr-aMCI-storage subtype subjects (MCI) were analyzed. All subjects underwent a neuropsychological assessment, a structural MRI, FDG-PET, and PIB-PET...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261965/relationship-between-cytokine-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-11c-pittsburgh-compound%C3%A2-b-retention-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Yoshitake Abe, Noriyuki Kimura, Ryuichi Takahashi, Megumi Gotou, Ken Mizukami, Hirotatsu Uchida, Etsuro Matsubara
AIM: In the present study, we examined the relationship between cytokine levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and (11) C-Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) retention in patients with mild cognitive impairment. METHODS: A total of 33 participants (12 men and 21 women; mean age 76.5 years) with mild cognitive impairment underwent neuropsychological assessments, PiB positron emission tomography and analysis of cytokine levels in the CSF. The CSF levels of 48 cytokines and growth factors were measured using multiplex immunoassays...
March 5, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259365/loss-of-precuneus-dendritic-spines-immunopositive-for-spinophilin-is-related-to-cognitive-impairment-in-early-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Zhiping Mi, Eric E Abrahamson, Angela Y Ryu, Kenneth N Fish, Robert A Sweet, Elliott J Mufson, Milos D Ikonomovic
Precuneus (PreC) cortex is affected with amyloid plaques early in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and this pathology may be associated with alterations in PreC synapses and cognitive impairment. We quantified the spinophilin-immunoreactive (ir) dendritic spine density and the intensity of spinophilin immunofluorescence, the latter as a measure of relative protein levels of spinophilin, in PreC lamina III from 33 subjects with clinical diagnoses of no cognitive impairment (NCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), mild-moderate AD (mAD), or severe AD (sAD)...
February 4, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253276/clinical-and-neuroimaging-characteristics-of-chinese-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Shuai Liu, Xiao-Dan Wang, Ying Wang, Zhihong Shi, Li Cai, Shuling Liu, Tong Han, Yuying Zhou, Xinping Wang, Shuo Gao, Yong Ji
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common subtype of degenerative dementia. To our knowledge, available information about the clinical features of DLB in China remains limited. Our study therefore aimed to address this issue. Thirty-seven Chinese patients with probable DLB were recruited for this study. All subjects underwent neuropsychological assessment by trained neurologists, as well as undergoing MRI, 11C-PIB PET scans for Aβ deposition and 18F-FDG PET scans for regional cerebral glucose metabolism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241163/association-of-in-vivo-18f-av-1451-tau-pet-imaging-results-with-cortical-atrophy-and-symptoms-in-typical-and-atypical-alzheimer-disease
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Chenjie Xia, Sara J Makaretz, Christina Caso, Scott McGinnis, Stephen N Gomperts, Jorge Sepulcre, Teresa Gomez-Isla, Bradley T Hyman, Aaron Schultz, Neil Vasdev, Keith A Johnson, Bradford C Dickerson
Importance: Previous postmortem studies have long demonstrated that neurofibrillary tangles made of hyperphosphorylated tau proteins are closely associated with Alzheimer disease clinical phenotype and neurodegeneration pattern. Validating these associations in vivo will lead to new diagnostic tools for Alzheimer disease and better understanding of its neurobiology. Objective: To examine whether topographical distribution and severity of hyperphosphorylated tau pathologic findings measured by fluorine 18-labeled AV-1451 ([18F]AV-1451) positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging are linked with clinical phenotype and cortical atrophy in patients with Alzheimer disease...
February 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225011/early-spontaneous-abdominal-bleeding-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-moderate-to-severe-acute-pancreatitis-patients-a-propensity-matched-study
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Yizhe Chen, Jing Zhou, Gang Li, Zhihui Tong, Jie Dong, Yiyuan Pan, Lu Ke, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
Abdominal bleeding is a lethal complication in acute pancreatitis (AP) and it is commonly described as a late event. However, spontaneous intra-abdominal bleeding could occur very early but no study focusing on this phenomenon was published yet. In this study, 1137 AP patients were retrospectively screened and 24 subjects suffering early spontaneous bleeding (ESB) were selected. Meanwhile, a 1:1 well-balanced cohort of non-bleeding patients was generated by propensity score match. The clinical characteristics of these patients were compared and a multiple regression analysis was performed to assess the risk factors for ESB...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220365/binding-of-11-c-pittsburgh-compound-b-correlated-with-white-matter-injury-in-hypertensive-small-vessel-disease
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Tetsuya Hashimoto, Chiaki Yokota, Kazuhiro Koshino, Takashi Temma, Makoto Yamazaki, Satoshi Iguchi, Ryo Shimomura, Toshiyuki Uehara, Naoko Funatsu, Tenyu Hino, Kazuo Minematsu, Hidehiro Iida, Kazunori Toyoda
OBJECTIVE: (11)C-Pittsburgh compound-B ((11)C-PIB) positron emission tomography (PET) is used to visualize and quantify amyloid deposition in the brain cortex in pathological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Intense (11)C-PIB retention is also observed in the white matter (WM) of both healthy individuals and AD patients. However, the clinical implications of this retention in brain WM have not been clarified. We investigated the relationship between the extent of white matter lesions (WMLs) and the binding potential of (11)C-PIB (BPND) in the WM in patients with hypertensive small vessel disease...
April 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219319/biomarkers-in-alzheimer-s-disease-recent-update
#15
Sushil Sharma, Walter Lipincott
Alzheimer disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by loss of memory and cognitive function. It is the common cause of dementia in elderly and is a global health concern as the population of people aged 85 and older, is growing alarmingly. Although pharmacotherapy for the treatment of AD has improved, lot of work remains to treat this devastating disease. AD pathology begins even before the onset of clinical symptoms. Because therapies could be more effective if implemented early in the disease progression, it is highly prudent to discover reliable biomarkers, to detect its exact pathophysiology during pre-symptomatic stage...
February 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211269/phosphorus-based-alloy-materials-for-advanced-potassium-ion-battery-anode
#16
Wenchao Zhang, Jianfeng Mao, Sean Li, Zhixin Chen, Zaiping Guo
Potassium-ion batteries (PIBs) are interesting as one of the alternative metal-ion battery systems to lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) due to the abundance and low cost of potassium. We have herein investigated Sn4P3/C composite as a novel anode material for PIBs. The electrode delivered a reversible capacity of 384.8 mA h g(-1) at 50 mA g(-1) and a good rate capability of 221.9 mA h g(-1), even at 1 A g(-1). Its electrochemical performance is better than any anode material reported so far for PIBs. It was also found that the Sn4P3/C electrode displays a discharge potential plateau of 0...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206782/process-dissociation-analyses-of-memory-changes-in-healthy-aging-preclinical-and-very-mild-alzheimer-disease-evidence-for-isolated-recollection-deficits
#17
Peter R Millar, David A Balota, Geoffrey B Maddox, Janet M Duchek, Andrew J Aschenbrenner, Anne M Fagan, Tammie L S Benzinger, John C Morris
OBJECTIVE: Recollection and familiarity are independent processes that contribute to memory performance. Recollection is dependent on attentional control, which has been shown to be disrupted in early stage Alzheimer's disease (AD), whereas familiarity is independent of attention. The present longitudinal study examines the sensitivity of recollection estimates based on Jacoby's (1991) process dissociation procedure to AD-related biomarkers in a large sample of well-characterized cognitively normal middle-aged and older adults (N = 519) and the extent to which recollection discriminates these individuals from individuals with very mild symptomatic AD (N = 64)...
February 16, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192686/the-down-syndrome-brain-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-fibrillar-%C3%AE-amyloidosis
#18
Tiina Annus, Liam R Wilson, Julio Acosta-Cabronero, Arturo Cardenas-Blanco, Young T Hong, Tim D Fryer, Jonathan P Coles, David K Menon, Shahid H Zaman, Anthony J Holland, Peter J Nestor
People with Down syndrome (DS) have a neurodevelopmentally distinct brain and invariably developed amyloid neuropathology by age 50. This cross-sectional study aimed to provide a detailed account of DS brain morphology and the changes occuring with amyloid neuropathology. Forty-six adults with DS underwent structural and amyloid imaging-the latter using Pittsburgh compound B (PIB) to stratify the cohort into PIB-positive (n = 19) and PIB-negative (n = 27). Age-matched controls (n = 30) underwent structural imaging...
January 17, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177283/hippocampal-activation-is-associated-with-longitudinal-amyloid-accumulation-and-cognitive-decline
#19
Stephanie L Leal, Susan M Landau, Rachel K Bell, William J Jagust
The amyloid hypothesis suggests that beta-amyloid (Aβ) deposition leads to alterations in neural function and ultimately to cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease. However, factors that underlie Aβ deposition are incompletely understood. One proposed model suggests that synaptic activity leads to increased Aβ deposition. More specifically, hyperactivity in the hippocampus may be detrimental and could be one factor that drives Aβ deposition. To test this model, we examined the relationship between hippocampal activity during a memory task using fMRI and subsequent longitudinal change in Aβ using PIB-PET imaging in cognitively normal older adults...
February 8, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161156/amyloid-beta-deposition-is-associated-with-increased-medial-temporal-lobe-activation-during-memory-encoding-in-the-cognitively-normal-elderly
#20
Kathryn Edelman, Dana Tudorascu, Christian Agudelo, Beth Snitz, Helmet Karim, Ann Cohen, Chester Mathis, Julie Price, Lisa Weissfeld, William Klunk, Howard Aizenstein
BACKGROUND: Much is unknown about changes that occur in the brain in the years preceding the cognitive and functional impairment associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). This period before mild cognitive impairment is present has been referred to as preclinical AD, and is thought to begin with amyloid-beta deposition and then progress to neurodegeneration and functional brain circuit alterations. Prior studies have shown that there is increased medial temporal lobe activation on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) early in the course of mild cognitive impairment...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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