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There is not a specific Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnostic test. AD diagnosis relies on clinical history, neuropsychological, and laboratory tests, neuroimaging and electroencephalography. Therefore, new approaches are necessary to enable earlier and more accurate diagnosis and to measure treatment results. Quantitative EEG (qEEG) can be used as a(More)
Changes in electroencephalography (EEG) amplitude modulations have recently been linked with early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD). Existing tools available to perform such analysis (e.g., detrended fluctuation analysis), however, provide limited gains in discriminability power over traditional spectral based EEG analysis. In this paper, we explore the use(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is considered the main cause of dementia in Western countries. Consequently, there is a need for an accurate, universal, specific and cost-effective biomarker for early AD diagnosis, to follow disease progression and therapy response. This article describes a new diagnostic approach to quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG)(More)
The intracellular protozoan parasites Theileria parva and Theileria annulata transform leucocytes by interfering with host cell signal transduction pathways. They differ from tumour cells, however, in that the transformation process can be entirely reversed by elimination of the parasite from the host cell cytoplasm using a specific parasiticidal drug. We(More)
UNLABELLED The P300 plays a key role as a method for monitoring and evaluating dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to search for articles which analyzed P300 latency and amplitude values in Alzheimer's disease. METHODS We searched in the following databases: Web of Science, Pub Med, Psyc Info, Medline,(More)
Population-based data on sexually transmitted infections (STI), bacterial vaginosis (BV), and candidiasis reflect the epidemiological situation more accurately than studies performed in specific populations, but such data are scarce. To determine the prevalence of STI, BV, and candidiasis among women of reproductive age from a resource-poor community in(More)
Recent experimental evidence has suggested a neuromodulatory deficit in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this paper, we present a new electroencephalogram (EEG) based metric to quantitatively characterize neuromodulatory activity. More specifically, the short-term EEG amplitude modulation rate-of-change (i.e., modulation frequency) is computed for five EEG(More)
There is not a specific test to diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD). Its diagnosis should be based upon clinical history, neuropsychological and laboratory tests, neuroimaging and electroencephalography (EEG). Therefore, new approaches are necessary to enable earlier and more accurate diagnosis and to follow treatment results. In this study we used a Machine(More)
There is recent indication that Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be characterized by atypical modulation of electrophysiological brain activity caused by fibrillar amyloid deposition in specific regions of the brain, such as those related to cognition and memory. In this paper, we propose to objectively characterize EEG sub-band modulation in an attempt to(More)
During an epidemic of cutaneous leishmaniais in northeast Brazil a prospective study was conducted in order to assess clinical, parasitological and immunological features of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a representative sample of patients. A general examination was done and demographic and anthropometric data as well as numbers, duration, location, size,(More)