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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451323/-18f-av-1451-tau-pet-and-primary-progressive-aphasia
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Keith A Josephs, Peter R Martin, Hugo Botha, Christopher G Schwarz, Joseph R Duffy, Heather M Clark, Mary M Machulda, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Stephen D Weigand, Matthew L Senjem, Rene L Utianski, Daniel A Drubach, Bradley F Boeve, David T Jones, David S Knopman, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Val J Lowe, Jennifer L Whitwell
OBJECTIVES: To assess [ 18 F]AV-1451 tau-PET uptake patterns across the primary progressive aphasia (PPA) variants (logopenic, semantic and agrammatic), examine regional uptake patterns of [ 18 F]AV-1451 independent of clinical diagnosis, and compare the diagnostic utility of [ 18 F]AV-1451, [ 18 F]-fluorodeoxygluclose (FDG)-PET and MRI to differentiate the PPA variants. METHODS: We performed statistical parametric mapping of [ 18 F]AV-1451 across 40 PPA patients (logopenic-PPA=14, semantic-PPA=13 and agrammatic-PPA=13) compared to 80 cognitively normal, PiB-negative controls, age and gender matched 2:1...
February 16, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428714/%C3%AE-amyloid-deposition-is-associated-with-gait-variability-in-usual-aging
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Qu Tian, Woei-Nan Bair, Susan M Resnick, Murat Bilgel, Dean F Wong, Stephanie A Studenski
BACKGROUND: Higher amyloid burden predicts gait slowing in aging. Whether and which gait characteristics are associated with amyloid burden is less clear. Gait variability may be more sensitive to amyloid burden than mean gait characteristics. METHODS: In the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, 99 older participants without neurological disease had concurrent amyloid imaging and assessment of gait characteristics. β-amyloid burden was measured using 11C-Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography...
February 6, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420472/high-performance-plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE-biomarkers-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Akinori Nakamura, Naoki Kaneko, Victor L Villemagne, Takashi Kato, James Doecke, Vincent Doré, Chris Fowler, Qiao-Xin Li, Ralph Martins, Christopher Rowe, Taisuke Tomita, Katsumi Matsuzaki, Kenji Ishii, Kazunari Ishii, Yutaka Arahata, Shinichi Iwamoto, Kengo Ito, Koichi Tanaka, Colin L Masters, Katsuhiko Yanagisawa
To facilitate clinical trials of disease-modifying therapies for Alzheimer's disease, which are expected to be most efficacious at the earliest and mildest stages of the disease, supportive biomarker information is necessary. The only validated methods for identifying amyloid-β deposition in the brain-the earliest pathological signature of Alzheimer's disease-are amyloid-β positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging or measurement of amyloid-β in cerebrospinal fluid. Therefore, a minimally invasive, cost-effective blood-based biomarker is desirable...
February 8, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400718/evaluation-of-the-communication-quality-of-free-space-laser-communication-based-on-the-power-in-the-bucket-method
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Xianghui Yin, Rui Wang, Shaoxin Wang, Yukun Wang, Chengbin Jin, Zhaoliang Cao, Li Xuan
Atmospheric turbulence seriously affects the quality of free-space laser communication. The Strehl ratio (SR) is used to evaluate the effect of atmospheric turbulence on the receiving energy of free-space laser communication systems. However, the SR method does not consider the area of the laser-receiving end face. In this study, the power-in-the-bucket (PIB) method is demonstrated to accurately evaluate the effect of turbulence on the receiving energy. A theoretical equation is first obtained to calculate PIB...
February 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397305/spatial-patterns-of-neuroimaging-biomarker-change-in-individuals-from-families-with-autosomal-dominant-alzheimer-s-disease-a-longitudinal-study
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Brian A Gordon, Tyler M Blazey, Yi Su, Amrita Hari-Raj, Aylin Dincer, Shaney Flores, Jon Christensen, Eric McDade, Guoqiao Wang, Chengjie Xiong, Nigel J Cairns, Jason Hassenstab, Daniel S Marcus, Anne M Fagan, Clifford R Jack, Russ C Hornbeck, Katrina L Paumier, Beau M Ances, Sarah B Berman, Adam M Brickman, David M Cash, Jasmeer P Chhatwal, Stephen Correia, Stefan Förster, Nick C Fox, Neill R Graff-Radford, Christian la Fougère, Johannes Levin, Colin L Masters, Martin N Rossor, Stephen Salloway, Andrew J Saykin, Peter R Schofield, Paul M Thompson, Michael M Weiner, David M Holtzman, Marcus E Raichle, John C Morris, Randall J Bateman, Tammie L S Benzinger
BACKGROUND: Models of Alzheimer's disease propose a sequence of amyloid β (Aβ) accumulation, hypometabolism, and structural decline that precedes the onset of clinical dementia. These pathological features evolve both temporally and spatially in the brain. In this study, we aimed to characterise where in the brain and when in the course of the disease neuroimaging biomarkers become abnormal. METHODS: Between Jan 1, 2009, and Dec 31, 2015, we analysed data from mutation non-carriers, asymptomatic carriers, and symptomatic carriers from families carrying gene mutations in presenilin 1 (PSEN1), presenilin 2 (PSEN2), or amyloid precursor protein (APP) enrolled in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network...
January 31, 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394003/pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-two-nicotine-patches-in-smokers
#6
Scott Rasmussen, Kathleen Halabuk Horkan, Mitchell Kotler
Smoking continues to be a major preventable cause of early mortality worldwide, and nicotine replacement therapy has been demonstrated to increase rates of abstinence among smokers attempting to quit. Nicotine transdermal systems (also known as nicotine patches) attach to the skin via an adhesive layer composed of a mixture of different-molecular-weight polyisobutylenes (PIBs) in a specific ratio. This randomized, single-dose, 2-treatment, crossover pharmacokinetic (PK) trial assessed the bioequivalence of nicotine patches including a replacement PIB adhesive (test) compared with the PIB adhesive historically used on marketed patches (reference)...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388083/18f-fpybf-2-a-new-f-18-labelled-amyloid-imaging-pet-tracer-first-experience-in-61-volunteers-and-55-patients-with-dementia
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Tatsuya Higashi, Ryuichi Nishii, Shinya Kagawa, Yoshihiko Kishibe, Masaaki Takahashi, Tomoko Okina, Norio Suzuki, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Nagahama, Koichi Ishizu, Naoya Oishi, Hiroyuki Kimura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Masahiro Ono, Hideo Saji, Hiroshi Yamauchi
OBJECTIVE: Recently, we developed a benzofuran derivative for the imaging of β-amyloid plaques, 5-(5-(2-(2-(2-18F-fluoroethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzofuran-2-yl)-N-methylpyridin-2-amine (18F-FPYBF-2) (Ono et al., J Med Chem 54:2971-9, 2011). The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of 18F-FPYBF-2 as an amyloid imaging PET tracer in a first clinical study with healthy volunteers and patients with various dementia and in comparative dual tracer study using 11C-Pittsburgh Compound B (11C-PiB)...
January 31, 2018: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381739/impaired-memory-is-more-closely-associated-with-brain-beta-amyloid-than-leukoaraiosis-in-hypertensive-patients-with-cognitive-symptoms
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Eric E Smith, Alona Muzikansky, Cheryl R McCreary, Saima Batool, Anand Viswanathan, Bradford C Dickerson, Keith Johnson, Steven M Greenberg, Deborah Blacker
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is the strongest modifiable risk factor for subcortical ischemic changes and is also a risk factor for Alzheimer's dementia. We used neuroimaging to investigate the pathological basis of early cognitive symptoms in patients with hypertension. METHODS: In this cross-sectional cohort study 67 patients age >60 years with hypertension and Clinical Dementia Rating scale score of 0.5 without dementia, and without history of symptomatic stroke, underwent MRI for measurement of subcortical vascular changes and positron emission tomography (PET) scan with Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB-PET) to detect beta-amyloid deposition...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379963/circadian-rest-activity-pattern-changes-in-aging-and-preclinical-alzheimer-disease
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Erik S Musiek, Meghana Bhimasani, Margaret A Zangrilli, John C Morris, David M Holtzman, Yo-El S Ju
Importance: Circadian rhythm disturbances occur in symptomatic Alzheimer disease (AD) and have been hypothesized to contribute to disease pathogenesis. However, it is unknown whether circadian changes occur during the presymptomatic phase of the disease. Objective: To examine the associations between circadian function, aging, and preclinical AD pathology in cognitively normal adults. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional study was conducted using community volunteers from the Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University in St Louis...
January 29, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376865/associations-of-dietary-protein-and-fiber-intake-with-brain-and-blood-amyloid-%C3%AE
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W M A D Binosha Fernando, Stephanie R Rainey-Smith, Samantha L Gardener, Victor L Villemagne, Samantha C Burnham, S Lance Macaulay, Belinda M Brown, Veer Bala Gupta, Hamid R Sohrabi, Michael Weinborn, Kevin Taddei, Simon M Laws, Kathryn Goozee, David Ames, Christopher Fowler, Paul Maruff, Colin L Masters, Olivier Salvado, Christopher C Rowe, Ralph N Martins
Accumulating evidence suggests a diet high in protein and fiber may confer some protection against Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, no human studies to-date have assessed the relationship between protein and fiber intake, and plasma and brain amyloid-β (Aβ). Consequently, this cross-sectional study, investigated the association of self-reported dietary intakes of protein and fiber, with plasma and brain Aβ burden (n = 541, and n = 162 respectively), in a well-characterized cohort of cognitively normal older adults, drawn from the larger Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study of aging...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376856/in-vivo-depiction-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-receptor-loss-for-cognitive-decline-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Kyoko Nakaizumi, Yasuomi Ouchi, Tatsuhiro Terada, Etsuji Yoshikawa, Akihiro Kakimoto, Takashi Isobe, Tomoyasu Bunai, Masamichi Yokokura, Katsuaki Suzuki, Yasuhiro Magata
BACKGROUND: The α7 subtype of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) is considered important in higher cognitive functions, and cholinergic loss underpins the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the relationships between α7 nAChR function and clinical functions or amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition remain to be explored in the living AD brain. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to elucidate the relationship between α7 nAChR availability in the specific cholinergic region and cognitive decline in the Aβ-confirmed AD brain...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353121/tau-pet-imaging-with-18f-av-1451-in-primary-progressive-apraxia-of-speech
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Rene L Utianski, Jennifer L Whitwell, Christopher G Schwarz, Matthew L Senjem, Nirubol Tosakulwong, Joseph R Duffy, Heather M Clark, Mary M Machulda, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack, Val J Lowe, Keith A Josephs
Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder characterized by combinations of slow speaking rate, abnormal prosody, distorted sound substitutions, and trial-and-error articulatory movements. Apraxia of speech is due to abnormal planning and/or programming of speech production. It is referred to as primary progressive apraxia of speech (PPAOS) when it is the only symptom of a neurodegenerative condition. Past reports suggest an association of PPAOS with primary 4-repeat (4R) tau (e.g., progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration), rather than amyloid, pathology...
January 2, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336500/9-9-bifluorenylidene-cored-perylene-diimide-acceptors-for-as-cast-non-fullerene-organic-solar-cells-the-isomeric-effect-on-optoelectronic-properties
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Yuan Zhao, Huan Wang, Shengpeng Xia, Feng Zhou, Zhenghui Luo, Jiajia Luo, Feng He, Chuluo Yang
Two different non-fullerene small molecule acceptors, named m-PIB and p-PIB based on 9,9'-bifluorenylidene (BF) and perylene diimide (PDI) were designed and synthesized. Four β-substituted PDIs were linked to 9,9'-bifluorenylidene in different positions. Based on the analysis of density function theory (DFT), p-PIB exhibited reduced intramolecular twisting between the perylene diimide moieties, more delocalized wave function and sufficiently wider π-electron delocalization compared to m-PIB. The absorption ability of p-PIB was enhanced due to the increased intermolecular interaction...
January 16, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325447/longitudinal-association-of-amyloid-beta-and-anxious-depressive-symptoms-in-cognitively-normal-older-adults
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Nancy J Donovan, Joseph J Locascio, Gad A Marshall, Jennifer Gatchel, Bernard J Hanseeuw, Dorene M Rentz, Keith A Johnson, Reisa A Sperling
OBJECTIVE: To understand the role of depressive symptoms in preclinical Alzheimer's disease, it is essential to define their temporal relationship to Alzheimer's proteinopathies in cognitively normal older adults. The study objective was to examine associations of brain amyloid beta and longitudinal measures of depression and depressive symptom clusters in a cognitively normal sample of older adults. METHOD: A total of 270 community-dwelling, cognitively normal elderly individuals underwent baseline Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) measures of cortical aggregate amyloid beta and annual assessments with the 30-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322101/a-novel-individual-level-morphological-brain-networks-constructing-method-and-its-evaluation-in-pet-and-mr-images
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Jiehui Jiang, Hucheng Zhou, Huoqiang Duan, Xin Liu, Chuantao Zuo, Zhemin Huang, Zhihua Yu, Zhuangzhi Yan
Mapping the human brain is one of the great scientific challenges of the 21st century. Brain network analysis is an effective technique based on graph theory that is widely used to investigate network patterns in the human brain. Currently, mapping an individual brain network using a single image has been a hotspot in the field of brain science; techniques, such as the Kullback-Leibler (KL) method, have applications in structural Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging. However, maintaining an image's intensity, shape, texture and gradient information during feature extraction is very challenging...
December 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284675/test-retest-reproducibility-for-the-tau-pet-imaging-agent-flortaucipir-f-18
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Michael D Devous, Abhinay D Joshi, Michael Navitsky, Sudeepti Southekal, Michael J Pontecorvo, Haiqing Shen, Ming Lu, William R Shankle, John P Seibyl, Ken Marek, Mark A Mintun
Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by beta-amyloid plaques (Aβ) and tau neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). There are several PET imaging biomarkers for Aβ including 11C-PiB and 18F florbetapir. Recently, PET tracers for tau NFTs have become available and have shown utility in detection and monitoring of neurofibrillary pathology over time. Flortaucipir F 18 is one such tracer. Initial clinical studies indicated greater tau binding in AD and MCI patients compared to controls in a pattern consistent with tau pathology observed at autopsy...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273452/development-and-validation-of-a-model-to-determine-risk-of-progression-of-barrett-s-esophagus-to-neoplasia
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Sravanthi Parasa, Sreekar Vennalaganti, Srinivas Gaddam, Prashanth Vennalaganti, Patrick Young, Neil Gupta, Prashanthi Thota, Brooks Cash, Sharad Mathur, Richard Sampliner, Fouad Moawad, David Lieberman, Ajay Bansal, Kevin F Kennedy, John Vargo, Gary Falk, Manon Spaander, Marco Bruno, Prateek Sharma
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A system is needed to determine the risk of patients with Barrett's esophagus for progression to high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). We developed and validated a model to determine of progression to HGD or EAC in patients with BE, based on demographic data and endoscopic and histologic findings at the time of index endoscopy. METHODS: We performed a longitudinal study of patients with BE at 5 centers in United States and 1 center in Netherlands enrolled in the Barrett's Esophagus Study database from 1985 through 2014...
December 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258980/implementation-of-the-blended-care-self-management-program-for-caregivers-of-people-with-early-stage-dementia-partner-in-balance-process-evaluation-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lizzy Mm Boots, Marjolein E de Vugt, Claudia Mj Smeets, Gertrudis Ijm Kempen, Frans Rj Verhey
BACKGROUND: Caring for a family member with dementia puts caregivers at risk of overburdening. Electronic health (eHealth) support for caregivers offers an opportunity for accessible tailored interventions. The blended care self-management program "Partner in Balance" (PiB) for early-stage dementia caregivers was executed in Dutch dementia care organizations. The program combines face-to-face coaching with tailored Web-based modules. Next to an evaluation of program effectiveness, an evaluation of sampling and intervention quality is essential for the generalizability and interpretation of results...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246249/oligomeric-forms-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-in-plasma-as-a-potential-blood-based-biomarker-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Min Jeong Wang, SangHak Yi, Jee-Young Han, So Young Park, Jae-Won Jang, In Kook Chun, Sang Eun Kim, Byoung Sub Lee, Gwang Je Kim, Ji Sun Yu, Kuntaek Lim, Sung Min Kang, Young Ho Park, Young Chul Youn, Seong Soo A An, SangYun Kim
BACKGROUND: Soluble amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomers are the major toxic substances associated with the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The ability to measure Aβ oligomer levels in the blood would provide simple and minimally invasive tools for AD diagnostics. In the present study, the recently developed Multimer Detection System (MDS) for AD, a new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for measuring Aβ oligomers selectively, was used to detect Aβ oligomers in the plasma of patients with AD and healthy control individuals...
December 15, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236984/longitudinal-association-between-brain-amyloid-beta-and-gait-in-the-mayo-clinic-study-of-aging
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Alexandra M V Wennberg, Timothy G Lesnick, Christopher G Schwarz, Rodolfo Savica, Clinton E Hagen, Rosebud O Roberts, David S Knopman, John H Hollman, Prashanthi Vemuri, Clifford R Jack, Ronald C Petersen, Michelle M Mielke
Background: The longitudinal association between cerebral amyloid-beta (Aβ) and change in gait, and whether this association is mediated by cortical thickness, has yet to be determined. Methods: We included 439 clinically normal (CN) participants, aged 50-69 years and enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging with cerebral Aβ, cortical thickness, and gait measurements. Cerebral Aβ deposition was assessed by Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB)-PET in multiple regions of interest (ROIs) (i...
December 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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