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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761296/neuroimaging-in-lewy-body-dementia
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Tayyabah Yousaf, George Dervenoulas, Polytimi-Eleni Valkimadi, Marios Politis
Lewy body dementia (DLB) is a common form of cognitive impairment, accounting for 30% of dementia cases in ages over 65 years. Early diagnosis of DLB has been challenging; particularly in the context of differentiation with Parkinson's disease dementia and other forms of dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease and rapidly progressive dementias. Current practice involves the use of [123 I]FP-CIT-SPECT, [18 F]FDG PET and [123 I]MIBG molecular imaging to support diagnostic procedures. Structural imaging techniques have an essential role for excluding structural causes, which could lead to a DLB-like phenotype, as well as aiding differential diagnosis through illustrating disease-specific patterns of atrophy...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720959/role-of-neuroimaging-as-a-biomarker-for-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Soichiro Shimizu, Daisuke Hirose, Hirokuni Hatanaka, Naoto Takenoshita, Yoshitsugu Kaneko, Yusuke Ogawa, Hirofumi Sakurai, Haruo Hanyu
It has recently been recognized that neurodegenerative diseases are caused by common cellular and molecular mechanisms including protein aggregation and inclusion body formation. Each type of neurodegenerative disease is characterized by the specific protein that aggregates. In these days, the pathway involved in protein aggregation has been elucidated. These are leading to approaches toward disease-modifying therapies. Neurodegenerative diseases are fundamentally diagnosed pathologically. Therefore, autopsy is essential for a definitive diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682237/recognizing-late-onset-frontotemporal-dementia-with-the-daphne-scale-a-case-report
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Leonardo Tafarello Martins, Ivan Abdalla Teixeira, Jerson Laks, Valeska Marinho
Frontotemporal dementias are classically described as early onset dementias with personality and behavioral changes, however, late onset forms can also be found. Considering the paucity of information about late onset behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and its challenging diagnosis, we present a case report of an 85-year-old woman with behavioral changes and slow progression to dementia who was first diagnosed as having bipolar disorder and then Alzheimer's disease. The Daphne scale provided a structured means to improve clinical diagnosis, also supported by characteristic features on MRI and SPECT, while CSF biomarkers ruled out atypical Alzheimer's disease...
January 2018: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580057/design-synthesis-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-spect-probes-for-imaging-%C3%AE-amyloid-in-alzheimer-s-disease-affected-brain
#4
Yuki Okumura, Yoshifumi Maya, Takako Onishi, Yoshinari Shoyama, Akihiro Izawa, Daisaku Nakamura, Shigeyuki Tanifuji, Akihiro Tanaka, Yasushi Arano, Hiroki Matsumoto
In this study, we synthesized of a series of 2-phenyl- and 2-pyridyl-imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine derivatives and examine their suitability as novel probes for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-based imaging of β-amyloid (Aβ). Among the 11 evaluated compounds, 10 showed moderate affinity to Aβ(1-42) aggregates, exhibiting half-maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50) of 14.7 ± 6.07-87.6 ± 39.8 nM. In vitro autoradiography indicated that 123I-labeled triazole-substituted derivatives displayed highly selective binding to Aβ plaques in the hippocampal region of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-affected brain...
March 27, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578481/deficits-in-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-on-brain-spect-predict-treatment-resistant-depression
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Daniel G Amen, Derek V Taylor, Somayeh Meysami, Cyrus A Raji
BACKGROUND: Depression remains an important risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, yet few neuroimaging biomarkers are available to identify treatment response in depression. OBJECTIVE: To analyze and compare functional perfusion neuroimaging in persons with treatment resistant depression (TRD) compared to those experiencing full remission. METHODS: A total of 951 subjects from a community psychiatry cohort were scanned with perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of the brain in both resting and task related settings...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565679/testing-mean-differences-among-groups-multivariate-and-repeated-measures-analysis-with-minimal-assumptions
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Arne C Bathke, Sarah Friedrich, Markus Pauly, Frank Konietschke, Wolfgang Staffen, Nicolas Strobl, Yvonne Höller
To date, there is a lack of satisfactory inferential techniques for the analysis of multivariate data in factorial designs, when only minimal assumptions on the data can be made. Presently available methods are limited to very particular study designs or assume either multivariate normality or equal covariance matrices across groups, or they do not allow for an assessment of the interaction effects across within-subjects and between-subjects variables. We propose and methodologically validate a parametric bootstrap approach that does not suffer from any of the above limitations, and thus provides a rather general and comprehensive methodological route to inference for multivariate and repeated measures data...
March 22, 2018: Multivariate Behavioral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547088/usefulness-of-the-convexity-apparent-hyperperfusion-sign-in-123-i-iodoamphetamine-brain-perfusion-spect-for-the-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Takuma Ohmichi, Masaki Kondo, Masahiro Itsukage, Hidetaka Koizumi, Shigenori Matsushima, Nagato Kuriyama, Kazunari Ishii, Etsuro Mori, Kei Yamada, Toshiki Mizuno, Takahiko Tokuda
OBJECTIVE The gold standard for the diagnosis of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is the CSF removal test. For elderly patients, however, a less invasive diagnostic method is required. On MRI, high-convexity tightness was reported to be an important finding for the diagnosis of iNPH. On SPECT, patients with iNPH often show hyperperfusion of the high-convexity area. The authors tested 2 hypotheses regarding the SPECT finding: 1) it is relative hyperperfusion reflecting the increased gray matter density of the convexity, and 2) it is useful for the diagnosis of iNPH...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522862/age-dependent-changes-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-a-comparative-structural-and-functional-study-in-young-adult-and-middle-aged-rats
#8
Luca Bors, Kinga Tóth, Estilla Zsófia Tóth, Ágnes Bajza, Attila Csorba, Krisztián Szigeti, Domokos Máthé, Gábor Perlaki, Gergely Orsi, Gábor K Tóth, Franciska Erdő
Decreased beta-amyloid clearance in Alzheimer's disease and increased blood-brain barrier permeability in aged subjects have been reported in several articles. However, morphological and functional characterization of blood-brain barrier and its membrane transporter activity have not been described in physiological aging yet. The aim of our study was to explore the structural changes in the brain microvessels and possible functional alterations of P-glycoprotein at the blood-brain barrier with aging. Our approach included MR imaging for anatomical orientation in middle aged rats, electronmicroscopy and immunohistochemistry to analyse the alterations at cellular level, dual or triple-probe microdialysis and SPECT to test P-glycoprotein functionality in young and middle aged rats...
May 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515618/verbal-or-visual-memory-score-and-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-in-alzheimer-disease
#9
Satoshi Hayashi, Seishi Terada, Etsuko Oshima, Shuhei Sato, Kairi Kurisu, Shintaro Takenoshita, Osamu Yokota, Norihito Yamada
Objective: Among many cognitive function deficits, memory impairment is an initial and cardinal symptom in Alzheimer disease (AD). In most cases, verbal and visual memory scores correlate highly, but in some cases the deficit of verbal or visual memory is very different from that of the other memory. In this study, we examined the neural substrates of verbal and visual memory in patients with AD. Methods: One hundred eighty-eight consecutive patients with AD were recruited from outpatient units...
January 2018: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514157/cognitive-reserve-hypothesis-in-frontotemporal-dementia-evidence-from-a-brain-spect-study-in-a-series-of-greek-frontotemporal-dementia-patients
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Pantelis Maiovis, Panagiotis Ioannidis, Georgios Gerasimou, Anna Gotzamani-Psarrakou, Dimitrios Karacostas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cognitive reserve (CR) mediates the clinical expression of brain pathology in Alzheimer's disease, while there are much less relevant data in frontotemporal dementia (FTD). In the present study we examined whether CR, measured using the Cognitive Reserve Index (CRI), correlated with regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in Greek FTD patients. METHODS: Eighty FTD patients, i.e., 47 with behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD) and 33 with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), were enrolled into this study...
March 7, 2018: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508099/characteristic-deterioration-of-adas-jcog-subscale-scores-and-correlations-with-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-reductions-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Fumihito Yoshii, Chikako Kawaguchi, Saori Kohara, Mie Shimizu, Hiroe Onaka, Masafuchi Ryo, Wakoh Takahashi
The Alzheimer Disease Assessment Scale (Japanese version) cognitive subscale (ADAS-Jcog) is composed of a number of subscale tasks. However, it is not clear which subscale tasks are most susceptible to impairment in Alzheimer's disease (AD) or what is the relationship between reduction in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and decreased ADAS-Jcog scores. Subjects were 32 AD patients, aged 52-86 years. We examined the relationship between subscale tasks that showed marked score changes and brain regions that showed reduced rCBF over a 2-year period...
May 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503329/neuroimaging-in-parkinsonian-disorders
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REVIEW
Madhavi Tripathi, Atin Kumar, Chandrasekhar Bal
Neuroimaging (NI) in Parkinson's disease (PD) includes functional techniques like positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and morphological imaging using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and transcranial sonography to probe different aspects of the neurobiology of PD. Changes in neurotransmitters in various regions of the brain and their influence on brain networks is the basis for the motor symptoms of PD which are interrogated by NI. The recent Movement Disorders Society Clinical Diagnostic Criteria for PD (MDS-PD) have included the results of a few of these neuroimaging techniques to serve as single supportive criteria or absolute exclusion criteria for the diagnosis of PD...
March 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429985/posterior-associative-and-cingulate-cortex-involvement-of-brain-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-spect-imaging-in-semantic-dementia-with-probable-alzheimer-disease-pathology-a-case-report
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Yumi Takano, Keiko Kunitoki, Yasuko Tatewaki, Tatsushi Mutoh, Tomoko Totsune, Hideo Shimomura, Manabu Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Arai, Yasuyuki Taki
BACKGROUND Semantic dementia (SD) is a type of primary progressive aphasia with prominent language dysfunction, mostly within the spectrum of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Although there is an overlap in clinical manifestations of SD attributable to FTLD and neuropathologically proven Alzheimer disease (AD), clinical diagnostic clues are not readily available. We present a characteristic finding based on a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-based regional cerebral blood flow study and its statistical imaging analysis for a rare case of SD with AD-like pathology...
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381047/core-binding-site-of-a-thioflavin-t-derived-imaging-probe-on-amyloid-%C3%AE-fibrils-predicted-by-computational-methods
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Ryoko Kawai, Mitsugu Araki, Masashi Yoshimura, Narutoshi Kamiya, Masahiro Ono, Hideo Saji, Yasushi Okuno
Development of new diagnostic imaging probes for Alzheimer's disease, such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) probes, has been strongly desired. In this study, we investigated the most accessible amyloid β (Aβ) binding site of [123 I]IMPY, a Thioflavin-T-derived SPECT probe, using experimental and computational methods. First, we performed a competitive inhibition assay with Orange-G, which recognizes the KLVFFA region in Aβ fibrils, suggesting that IMPY and Orange-G bind to different sites in Aβ fibrils...
January 30, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367598/cerebral-perfusion-insufficiency-and-relationships-with-cognitive-deficits-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-multiparametric-neuroimaging-study
#15
Chi-Wei Huang, Shih-Wei Hsu, Ya-Ting Chang, Shu-Hua Huang, Yung-Cheng Huang, Chen-Chang Lee, Wen-Neng Chang, Chun-Chung Lui, Na-Ching Chen, Chiung-Chih Chang
Micro- or macro-circulatory insufficiency has a negative impact in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study used arterial spin-labeled magnetic resonance imaging (ASL-MRI) and ethylcysteinate dimer single-photon emission computed tomography (ECD-SPECT) in 50 patients with AD and 30 age-matched controls to investigate how hypoperfusion patterns were associated with gray matter atrophy and clinical data. All participants completed 3DT1-MRI, ECD-SPECT and ASL-MRI examinations. Medial temporal cortex (MTC) volumes were correlated with regional signals showing significantly lower relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in ASL-MRI or perfusion index (PI) in ECD-SPECT...
January 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362011/neuropsychiatric-symptoms-and-cognitive-profile-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-with-lewy-bodies
#16
Paul C Donaghy, John-Paul Taylor, John T O'Brien, Nicola Barnett, Kirsty Olsen, Sean J Colloby, Jim Lloyd, George Petrides, Ian G McKeith, Alan J Thomas
BACKGROUND: The accurate clinical characterisation of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is becoming increasingly important. The aim of this study was to compare the neuropsychiatric symptoms and cognitive profile of MCI with Lewy bodies (MCI-LB) with Alzheimer's disease MCI (MCI-AD). METHODS: Participants were ⩾60 years old with MCI. Each had a thorough clinical and neuropsychological assessment and 2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)-N-(3-fluoropropyl)-nortropane single photon emission computed tomography FP-CIT SPECT)...
January 24, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307007/neurophysiology-and-neurochemistry-of-corticobasal-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Aditya A Murgai, Mandar S Jog
Corticobasal syndrome is a rare neurodegenerative disorder, which presents with a progressive, asymmetrical, akinetic rigid syndrome and early cortical signs. However, clinical, pathological, and electrophysiological heterogeneity makes the understanding of this syndrome challenging. Corticobasal syndrome can have various pathological substrates including corticobasal degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Fronto-temporal degeneration with TDP inclusions, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261520/inferior-parietal-cortex-hypoperfusion-is-the-most-specific-imaging-marker-for-ad-patients-with-positive-csf-biomarker-assays-in-a-memory-clinic-in-france
#18
Daniela Andriuta, Véronique Moullart, Susanna Schraen, Agnes Devendeville, Marc-Etienne Meyer, Olivier Godefroy
The diagnostic accuracy of hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (HMPAo) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in Alzheimer disease (AD) remains undetermined in a "real-life" clinical population. The objective was to determine the HMPAo SPECT hypoperfusion pattern in cognitively impaired patients with positive CSF AD biomarker and to evaluate its diagnostic accuracy. This study included 120 patients referred to a university memory clinic assessed using HMPAo SPECT, MRI, and CSF biomarkers. Three biomarker signatures suggestive of AD were analyzed (1, Aß1-42; 2, Aß1-42+t-tau and/or p-tau; 3, Aß1-42/p-tau)...
December 19, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247294/rcbf-and-cognitive-impairment-changes-assessed-by-spect-and-adas-cog-in-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-after-18-months-of-treatment-with-the-cholinesterase-inhibitors-donepezil-or-galantamine
#19
Yukihiko Shirayama, Michio Takahashi, Yasunori Oda, Kouhei Yoshino, Koichi Sato, Toshiyuki Okubo, Masaomi Iyo
Late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) differs substantially from early-onset AD. In this cross sectional study we investigated brain perfusion changes after 18 months of treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) donepezil or galantamine. Twenty-five drug-naïve late-onset AD patients were recruited from outpatient clinics. We examined brain perfusion using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and used three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection (3D-SSP) and the stereotactic extraction estimation method (SEE) level 3 to analyze classified gyrus level segments...
December 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234599/selecting-the-most-relevant-brain-regions-to-discriminate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-from-healthy-controls-using-multiple-kernel-learning-a-comparison-across-functional-and-structural-imaging-modalities-and-atlases
#20
Jane Maryam Rondina, Luiz Kobuti Ferreira, Fabio Luis de Souza Duran, Rodrigo Kubo, Carla Rachel Ono, Claudia Costa Leite, Jerusa Smid, Ricardo Nitrini, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Geraldo F Busatto
Background: Machine learning techniques such as support vector machine (SVM) have been applied recently in order to accurately classify individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on neuroimaging data. However, the multivariate nature of the SVM approach often precludes the identification of the brain regions that contribute most to classification accuracy. Multiple kernel learning (MKL) is a sparse machine learning method that allows the identification of the most relevant sources for the classification...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
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