B. Eggers

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PURPOSE Complementing clinical findings with those generated by biomarkers--such as β-amyloid-targeted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging--has been proposed as a means of increasing overall accuracy in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Florbetaben ([(18)F]BAY 94-9172) is a novel β-amyloid PET tracer currently in global clinical development.(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the most frequent psychiatric symptoms in patients with Wilson's disease (WD) is depression. It has been suggested that depression is associated with deficits in serotonergic neurotransmission, but, hitherto, no measurements have been performed in WD. METHODS We prospectively examined 23 adult patients (12 women, 11 men, mean age 40(More)
Handwriting defects are an early sign of motor impairment in patients with Wilson's disease. The basal ganglia being the primary site of copper accumulation in the brain suggests a correlation with lesions in the nigrostiatal dopaminergic system. We have analysed and correlated striatal dopaminergic innervation using [(123)I]beta-CIT-SPECT and automated(More)
In patients with Wilson's disease (WD), depression is a frequent psychiatric symptom. In vivo neuroimaging studies suggest that depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders are associated with central serotonergic deficits. However, in vivo measurements of serotonergic neurotransmission have not until now been performed in patients with this copper(More)
Wilson's disease, an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism, is caused by about 200 different mutations of the ATP7B gene. Using a genotype-phenotype correlation, 36 patients were examined to see whether the disorder of the automatic handwriting movement depends on the genotype. The findings of this study indicated that no such link exists.(More)
Wilson's disease is caused by toxic copper accumulation, which leads predominantly to hepatic and basal ganglia damage. Characteristic findings in MRI and electrophysiologic examinations are described according to the occurrence of neurological symptoms. In the present study, 28 patients suffering from Wilson's disease (neurological type) were investigated.(More)
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