Birgitte Bo Andersen

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Cerebella from 19 normal Caucasian males, ages 19-84 years, were studied using stereological methods. Cerebellum was divided into four different regions: the anterior and posterior lobe, the vermis, and the flocculonodular lobe. Total volume of the cerebellar cortex and white matter, cerebellar surface area, total Purkinje and granule cell number, and the(More)
In this study we investigated impaired awareness of cognitive deficits in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Very few studies have addressed this topic, and methodological inconsistencies make the comparison of previous studies difficult. From a prospective research program 36 consecutive patients with mild AD (MMSE(More)
Estimates of total number of different neuron and glial cell types in the dentate nuclei and the four major regions of the human cerebellum were obtained by new stereological methods. With the optical disector and Cavalieri methods, the total number of neurons and glial cells in the human cerebellum of five elderly men was estimated to be 105,000 x 10(6)(More)
It is generally believed that chronic alcohol consumption results in cerebellar atrophy and Purkinje cell loss, especially in the anterior vermal region. A post-mortem stereological design was applied to cerebella from 10 chronic male alcoholics (mean age 45.5 years) with a minimum of 10 years of severe addiction and 10 male controls (mean age 42.5 years).(More)
A new and efficient stereological method for estimating the total number of the different cell types in rat cerebellar cortex is presented. The cells have been subdivided into the following categories: Purkinje cells, granule cells, Golgi cells, glial cells in the granular layer, Bergmann glial cells and neurons and glial cells in the molecular layer. The(More)
The local deformation and variations in section thickness are studied in 100-microm thick vibratome sections of well-fixed human brain tissue. During processing, including drying on glass slides, the section thickness is reduced to less than half, but close to the edges there is less shrinkage of the section thickness. Close to both surfaces there is a(More)
We used post-mortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance to obtain paired biopsies from the brains of four patients with clinical definite multiple sclerosis (MS). Samples were analyzed for the immunoreactivity (IR) of the three nitric oxide (NO) synthase isoforms [inducible, neuronal and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NOS)], and enzymatic NO(More)
OBJECTIVES The study investigated if patient and informant reported Quality of Life (QoL) differed in early Alzheimer's disease (AD). In addition, we examined whether anosognosia had an impact on the agreement between patient and informant ratings of QoL and whether anosognosia, dementia severity, depression and behavioural symptoms were significantly(More)
Nonquantitative studies indicate that the cerebellum is neuropathologically affected in Alzheimer's disease; however, no quantitative studies on the subject have yet been conducted. Ten cerebella from elderly female subjects with severe Alzheimer's disease and 10 age- and gender-matched controls were examined. The cerebellum was divided into 5 regions and(More)
The number of pigmented and non-pigmented neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) of 10 old and six young female Macaca mulatta monkeys and in three old alpha male monkeys were estimated using new stereological cell counting methods. No systematic right-left differences were noted, nor were old animals different from young ones with respect to SN volume (68.9(More)