Catherine Tunnard

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CONTEXT Blood-based analytes may be indicators of pathological processes in Alzheimer disease (AD). OBJECTIVE To identify plasma proteins associated with AD pathology using a combined proteomic and neuroimaging approach. DESIGN Discovery-phase proteomics to identify plasma proteins associated with correlates of AD pathology. Confirmation and validation(More)
The apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but its effect on brain volumes is controversial. We explored the effect of the ε4 allele on regional cortical thickness and volume measurements using an automated pipeline in 111 subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), 115 AD patients, and 107 age-matched healthy(More)
We determined predictors of conversion to Alzheimer's disease (AD) from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) with automated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) regional cortical volume and thickness measures. One hundred amnestic MCI subjects, 118 AD patients, and 94 age-matched healthy controls were selected from AddNeuroMed study. Twenty-four regional cortical(More)
BACKGROUND The protective effect of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε2 allele against Alzheimer's disease (AD) is controversial. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to clarify if the ε2 allele affects regional cortical thicknesses and volumes. METHODS Regional cortical thicknesses and volumes were measured with an automated pipeline in 109 subjects with mild(More)
To study the ability of neuropsychological tests, manual MRI hippocampal volume measures, regional volume and cortical thickness measures to identify subjects with Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy age-matched controls. Neuropsychological tests, manual hippocampal volume, automated regional volume and regional cortical(More)
We have used multivariate data analysis, more specifically orthogonal partial least squares to latent structures (OPLS) analysis, to discriminate between Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and elderly control subjects combining both regional and global magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) volumetric measures. In this study, 117 AD(More)
OBJECTIVES Apathy has been reported as the most prevalent behavioural symptom experienced in Alzheimer's disease (AD), associated with greater functional decline and caregiver distress. The aim of the current study was to investigate structural correlates of apathy in AD using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) regional volume and regional cortical thickness(More)
BACKGROUND The detrimental impact of dementia upon patient health-related quality of life (HRQL) is well established, as is the importance of improving HRQL. However, relatively little is known about the natural history of HRQL in dementia and those factors influencing it. This limited knowledge potentially restricts the evaluation of the efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND Paranoid delusions are a common and difficult-to-manage feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We investigated the neuroanatomical correlates of paranoid delusions in a cohort of AD patients, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure regional volume and regional cortical thickness. METHODS 113 participants with probable AD were assessed(More)
BACKGROUND Little data exist to inform the treatment of severe and resistant affective disorders. We report here the effectiveness of specialist multimodal inpatient treatment for refractory affective disorders. METHODS Prospective evaluation of 225 consecutive patients admitted to the National Affective Disorders Unit between 2001 and 2008. RESULTS(More)