Gediminas Gliebus

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OBJECTIVE Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) results from an asymmetric degeneration of the language dominant (usually left) hemisphere and can be associated with the pathology of Alzheimer disease (AD) or frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). This study aimed to investigate whether the anatomic distribution of TDP-43 inclusions displayed a corresponding(More)
Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative disorder initially presenting with progressive language imapirment. This article provides a clinically oriented review of PPA. Different clinical presentations and imaging findings of 3 subtypes, agrammatic, semantic and logopenic, are presented. Underlying neuropathology, medical and social(More)
BACKGROUND Progranulin (PGRN) is a multifunctional growth factor that is found in many tissues. Mutations in the PGRN gene cause familial frontotemporal dementia with ubiquitin-positive inclusions. PGRN plaque-like structures have been described in Alzheimer's disease (AD), in association with beta-amyloid (Abeta) plaques. OBJECTIVE To investigate PGRN(More)
Adrenergic signaling is important for the retrieval of intermediate-term contextual and spatial memories. The role of norepinephrine in retrieval requires signaling through beta1-adrenergic receptors in the hippocampus. Environmental cues activate the locus ceruleus, the main adrenergic nucleus of the brain, when an environmental stimulus is memorable. This(More)
We describe a 64-year-old male who presented with a 2-year history of behavioral and cognitive decline. Brain imaging showed nonenhancing hemispheric white matter lesions. Blood work revealed elevated thyroglobulin and thyroperoxidase antibody levels. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis was largely negative, except for an elevated protein and immunoglobulin(More)
Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia presents with progressive loss of social skills and cognition and is usually associated with asymmetric frontal or temporal lobe involvement. This article reports about a patient with a long history of anxiety disorder who later proceeded to develop behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Further discussion(More)
A 19-month-old, white, Pennsylvanian boy, with an unremarkable medical history, presented to our hospital with a 3-week history of nonbloody, nonbilious emesis up to 5 times a day and nonbloody diarrhea. Ten days before admission, his gait became progressively unsteady, until he finally refused to walk. A day before admission, he found it difficult to move(More)
Chronic stress is a risk factor for a number of physiological disorders including cardiovascular disease, obesity and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. There are a number of underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms altered in the course of chronic stress, which may increase the vulnerability of(More)
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