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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448998/efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-armodafinil-therapy-for-hypersomnia-associated-with-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-a-pilot-study
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Maria I Lapid, Karen M Kuntz, Sara S Mason, Jeremiah A Aakre, Emily S Lundt, Walter Kremers, Laura A Allen, Daniel A Drubach, Bradley F Boeve
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypersomnia is common in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of armodafinil for hypersomnia associated with DLB. METHODS: We performed a 12-week pilot trial of armodafinil therapy (125-250 mg orally daily) in DLB outpatients with hypersomnia. The patients underwent neurologic examinations, a neuropsychological battery, laboratory testing, electrocardiography, and polysomnography. Efficacy was assessed at 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
April 28, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434243/-clinical-and-neuropathological-characteristics-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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János Bencze, Viktória Simon, Erika Bereczki, Réka Majer, Gréta Varkoly, Balázs Murnyák, János Kálmán, Tibor Hortobágyi
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common neurodegenerative dementia. The accurate diagnosis is often possible only by neuropathological examination. The morphologic hallmarks are the presence of α-synuclein-rich Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites, identical to those seen in Parkinson's disease (PD) and Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD). Neurotransmitter deficits, synaptic and ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) dysfunction play major role in the pathomechanism. Characteristic symptoms are cognitive fluctuation, parkinsonism and visual hallucinations...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361209/correlation-between-clinical-symptoms-and-striatal-dat-uptake-in-patients-with-dlb
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Soichiro Shimizu, Disuke Hirose, Nayuta Namioka, Hidekazu Kanetaka, Kentaro Hirao, Hirokuni Hatanaka, Naoto Takenoshita, Yoshitsugu Kaneko, Yusuke Ogawa, Takahiko Umahara, Hirofumi Sakurai, Haruo Hanyu
OBJECTIVE: It is widely known that there is low striatal (123)I-FP-CIT dopamine transporter-single photon emission tomography (DAT-SPECT) uptake in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We assessed the correlation between symptom and regional low DAT uptake in the striatum. METHODS: Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) (n = 95) and patients with DLB (n = 133) who underwent DAT-SPECT were enrolled. We examined the correlation between symptoms [cognitive function decline, fluctuations, visual hallucinations, parkinsonism, and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)] and regional striatal DAT uptake in the patients with DLB...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295599/gender-difference-in-the-association-and-presentation-of-visual-hallucinations-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-a-cross-sectional-study
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Pai-Yi Chiu, Po-Ren Teng, Cheng-Yu Wei, Chein-Wei Wang, Chun-Tang Tsai
OBJECTIVE: Visual hallucinations (VHs) are among the most striking features of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We investigated gender differences in the association and presentation of VHs in DLB. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a prospective, longitudinal study on dementia was performed. Cumulative frequency, 1-month frequency, and phenomenology of VHs were summarized and compared between female and male patients with DLB. Gender differences in the factors associated with VHs were investigated in patients with and without hallucinations...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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/28219318/gender-and-pathology-specific-effect-of-apolipoprotein-e-genotype-on-psychosis-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Julia Kim, Corinne E Fischer, Tom A Schweizer, David G Munoz
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of psychosis is one of the common clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the pathophysiology behind psychosis is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype, Lewy body pathology, and psychosis in AD. METHODS: The data was obtained from the National Alzheimer's disease Coordinating Centre (NACC), using the Uniform Data Set and the Neuropathology Data Set...
February 20, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190674/neuronal-loss-and-%C3%AE-synuclein-pathology-in-the-superior-colliculus-and-its-relationship-to-visual-hallucinations-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Daniel Erskine, Alan J Thomas, John-Paul Taylor, Michael A Savage, Johannes Attems, Ian G McKeith, Christopher M Morris, Ahmad A Khundakar
OBJECTIVE: Patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) often experience visual hallucinations, which are related to decreased quality of life for patients and increased caregiver distress. The pathologic changes that contribute to visual hallucinations are not known, but several hypotheses implicate deficient attentional processing. The superior colliculus has a role in visual attention and planning eye movements and has been directly implicated in several models of visual hallucinations...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134631/changes-in-pupil-diameter-are-correlated-with-the-occurrence-of-pareidolias-in-patients-with-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Yumi Suzuki, Kazumi Hirayama, Tatsuo Shimomura, Makoto Uchiyama, Hiromi Fujii, Etsuro Mori, Yoshiyuki Nishio, Osamu Iizuka, Ryusuke Inoue, Mika Otsuki, Shinya Sakai
Pareidolias are visual illusions of meaningful objects, such as faces and animals, that arise from ambiguous forms embedded in visual scenes. Pareidolias and visual hallucinations have been suggested to have a common underlying neural mechanism in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The aim of the present study was to find an externally observable physiological indicator of pareidolias. Using a pareidolia test developed by Uchiyama and colleagues, we evoked pareidolias in patients with DLB and recorded the resultant changes in the diameters of their pupil...
March 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088312/dementia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Hasmet A Hanagasi, Zeynep Tufekcioglu, Murat Emre
Dementia can occur in a substantial number of patients with Parkinson's disease with a point prevalence close to 30%. The cognitive profile is characterized by predominant deficits in executive, visuospatial functions, attention and memory. Behavioral symptoms are frequent such as apathy, visual hallucinations and delusions. The most prominent associated pathology is Lewy body-type and biochemical deficit is cholinergic. Placebo-controlled randomized trials with cholinesterase inhibitors demonstrated modest but significant benefits in cognition, behavioral symptoms and global functions...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059471/specific-patterns-of-neuronal-loss-in-the-pulvinar-nucleus-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Daniel Erskine, Alan J Thomas, Johannes Attems, John-Paul Taylor, Ian G McKeith, Christopher M Morris, Ahmad A Khundakar
BACKGROUND: Complex visual hallucinations occur in 70%-80% of dementia with Lewy bodies patients and significantly affect well-being. Despite the prevalence of visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies, the neuropathological basis of this phenomenon is poorly understood. The pulvinar nucleus of the thalamus has not previously been neuropathologically examined, but has been linked to visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies. The objective of this study was to investigate whether neuropathological or morphometric changes occur in the pulvinar nucleus in dementia with Lewy bodies cases that may contribute to visual hallucinations...
March 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911311/risk-factors-and-pathological-substrates-associated-with-agitation-aggression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-preliminary-study-using-nacc-data
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Simrin Sennik, Tom A Schweizer, Corinne E Fischer, David G Munoz
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common manifestations of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A number of studies have targeted psychosis, i.e., hallucinations and delusions in AD, but few have assessed agitation/aggression in AD. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors and pathological substrates associated with presence [A(+)] and absence [A(-)] of agitation/aggression (A) in autopsy-confirmed AD. METHODS: Data was collected from the UDS data as of 2015 on the NACC database...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897064/diagnosis-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-can-123-i-imp-and-123-i-mibg-scintigraphy-yield-new-core-features
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Fumi Sakamoto, Shinya Shiraishi, Noriko Tsuda, Mamoru Hashimoto, Seiji Tomiguchi, Manabu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: Since the clinical symptoms of different types of dementia frequently overlap, especially in the earlier stages at onset, it is difficult to distinguish dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from other neurodegenerative dementias based on their clinical manifestations alone. Nuclear medicine imaging has been reported as a high-value index for the objective evaluation and diagnosis of DLB. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether nuclear medicine imaging findings may yield core features to be added to the diagnosis of DLB...
February 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794030/concomitant-ad-pathology-affects-clinical-manifestation-and-survival-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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A W Lemstra, M H de Beer, C E Teunissen, C Schreuder, P Scheltens, W M van der Flier, S A M Sikkes
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether concomitant Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, reflected by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers, has an impact on dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in terms of clinical presentation, cognitive decline, nursing home admittance and survival. PARTICIPANTS: We selected 111 patients with probable DLB and CSF available from the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort. On the basis of the AD biomarker profile (CSF tau/amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ42) ratio >0...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723861/high-frequency-of-gba-gene-mutations-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-among-ashkenazi-jews
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Tamara Shiner, Anat Mirelman, Mali Gana Weisz, Anat Bar-Shira, Elissa Ash, Ron Cialic, Naomi Nevler, Tanya Gurevich, Noa Bregman, Avi Orr-Urtreger, Nir Giladi
Importance: Mutations in the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene are a risk factor for the development of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). These mutations are common among Ashkenazi Jews (AJ) and appear to have an effect on the natural history of the disease. Objectives: To evaluate the clinical and genetic characteristics of an AJ cohort of patients diagnosed with DLB, assess the association of phenotype of DLB with GBA mutations, and explore the effects of these mutations on the clinical course of the disease...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592250/ligand-autoradiographical-quantification-of-histamine-h3-receptor-in-human-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Natasha L Lethbridge, Paul L Chazot
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a serious age-dependent human neurodegenerative disease, with multiple debilitating symptoms, including dementia, psychosis and significant motor deficits, but with little or no effective treatments. This comparative ligand autoradiographical study has quantified histamine H3 receptors (H3R) in a series of major cortical and basal ganglia structures in human DLB and Alzheimer's (AD) post-mortem cases using the highly selective radioligand, [(3)H] GSK189254. In the main, the levels of H3 receptor were largely preserved in DLB cases when compared with aged-matched controls...
August 31, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567844/paired-studies-comparing-clinical-profiles-of-lewy-body-dementia-with-alzheimer-s-and-parkinson-s-diseases
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Douglas W Scharre, Shu-Ing Chang, Haikady N Nagaraja, Ariane Park, Anahita Adeli, Punit Agrawal, Anne Kloos, Deb Kegelmeyer, Shannon Linder, Nora Fritz, Sandra K Kostyk, Maria Kataki
Limited data compares clinical profiles of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Twenty-one mildly demented ambulatory LBD subjects were individually matched by MMSE score with 21 AD subjects and by UPDRS motor score with 21 PD subjects. Matched by age, gender, education, and race, pairs were compared using cognitive, functional, behavioral, and motor measures. LBD group performed worse than PD on axial motor, gait, and balance measures. AD had more amnesia and orientation impairments, but less executive and visuospatial deficits than LBD subjects...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553583/visual-signs-and-symptoms-of-corticobasal-degeneration
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REVIEW
Richard A Armstrong
Corticobasal degeneration is a rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease and a member of the 'parkinsonian' group of disorders, which also includes Parkinson's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia with Lewy bodies and multiple system atrophy. The most common initial symptom is limb clumsiness, usually affecting one side of the body, with or without accompanying rigidity or tremor. Subsequently, the disease affects gait and there is a slow progression to influence ipsilateral arms and legs. Apraxia and dementia are the most common cortical signs...
November 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540431/brain-18-f-fdg-18-f-florbetaben-pet-ct-123-i-fp-cit-spect-and-cardiac-123-i-mibg-imaging-for-diagnosis-of-a-cerebral-type-of-lewy-body-disease
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Axel Van Der Gucht, Laurent Cleret de Langavant, Ophélie Bélissant, Corentin Rabu, Anne-Ségolène Cottereau, Eva Evangelista, Julia Chalaye, Sophie Bonnot-Lours, Gilles Fénelon, Emmanuel Itti
A 67-year-old man was referred for fluctuating neuropsychiatric symptoms, featuring depression, delirious episodes, recurrent visual hallucinations and catatonic syndrome associated with cognitive decline. No parkinsonism was found clinically even under neuroleptic treatment. (18)F-FDG PET/CT showed hypometabolism in the posterior associative cortex including the occipital cortex, suggesting Lewy body dementia, but (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT was normal and cardiac (123)I-MIBG imaging showed no signs of sympathetic denervation...
September 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527713/delirium-prior-to-dementia-as-a-clinical-phenotype-of-lewy-body-disease-an-autopsied-case-report
#19
Hiroshige Fujishiro, Ito Kawakami, Kenichi Oshima, Kazuhiro Niizato, Shuji Iritani
Although delirium shares clinical characteristics with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), there is limited information regarding the relationship between delirium and Lewy body pathology. Here, we report an 89-year-old Japanese woman with an episode of delirium who was pathologically confirmed to have limbic-type Lewy body disease (LBD). Although she exhibited transient visual hallucinations during the delirium, she had no overt dementia. She developed no core clinical features of DLB and died of pneumonia at the age of 90 years...
April 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511183/evolution-of-clinical-features-in-possible-dlb-depending-on-fp-cit-spect-result
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Zuzana Walker, Emilio Moreno, Alan Thomas, Fraser Inglis, Naji Tabet, Tim Stevens, Tim Whitfield, Dag Aarsland, Michael Rainer, Alessandro Padovani
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that core and suggestive features in possible dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) would vary in their ability to predict an abnormal dopamine transporter scan and therefore a follow-up diagnosis of probable DLB. A further objective was to assess the evolution of core and suggestive features in patients with possible DLB over time depending on the (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT scan result. METHODS: A total of 187 patients with possible DLB (dementia plus one core or one suggestive feature) were randomized to have dopamine transporter imaging or to follow-up without scan...
September 6, 2016: Neurology
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