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This study details the quantitative three-dimensional surface anatomy of thoracic vertebrae based on a study of 144 vertebrae. The thoracic spine was found to have three distinct regions: upper, middle, and lower segments. The two end segments appear to be transitional zones toward cervical and lumbar regions. The middle zone (T3 to T9) is of utmost(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The metabolic syndrome is a highly prevalent condition associated with cardiovascular disease. However, the contribution of LDL to cardiovascular risk is not estimated since it is not part of ATP III criteria. METHODS AND RESULTS This is an observational study evaluating the association between metabolic syndrome and carotid(More)
INTRODUCTION Tracking can be proposed for subjects with prodromal sates of Alzheimer disease (AD) or people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at risk to develop dementia who present a memory complaint. PATIENTS AND METHODS We present a cohort of 100 subjects who attended a French memory unit with a diagnostic of MCI. We applied the different(More)
INTRODUCTION Episodic memory is often considered to be essential in the neuropsychological examination of elderly people consulting in the memory clinics. Therefore, the performance of three different episodic memory tests were compared in Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and anxiety/depression. METHODS Seventy-six patients with(More)
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