Ingo Kilimann

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Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is a common accompaniment of ageing. Features seen on neuroimaging include recent small subcortical infarcts, lacunes, white matter hyperintensities, perivascular spaces, microbleeds, and brain atrophy. SVD can present as a stroke or cognitive decline, or can have few or no symptoms. SVD frequently coexists with(More)
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) based assessment of white matter fiber tract integrity can support the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The use of DTI as a biomarker, however, depends on its applicability in a multicenter setting accounting for effects of different MRI scanners. We applied multivariate machine learning (ML) to a large multicenter(More)
BACKGROUND As the population ages, the relative and absolute number of age-associated diseases such as dementia will increase. Evaluation of the suitability and intake of medication and pharmacological treatment is an important aspect of care for people with dementia, especially if they live at home. Regular medication reviews and systematic cooperation(More)
Histopathological studies in Alzheimer's disease (AD) suggest severe and region-specific neurodegeneration of the basal forebrain cholinergic system (BFCS). Here, we studied the between-center reliability and diagnostic accuracy of MRI-based BFCS volumetry in a large multicenter data set, including participants with prodromal (n = 41) or clinically manifest(More)
Introduction of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in 1980 and its advancement in the last three decades offered the possibility to visualize and quantify changes in white matter. DTI allows the evaluation of the structural integrity in complex neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Progressive disintegration of functional and structural(More)
  • Thomas Fritze, Stefan Teipel, Attila Óvári, Ingo Kilimann, Gabriele Witt, Gabriele Doblhammer
  • 2016
Recent research has revealed an association between hearing impairment and dementia. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of hearing impairment on dementia incidence in a longitudinal study, and whether ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist care, care level, institutionalization, or depression mediates or moderates this pathway. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Subjective memory impairment (SMI) might be used for the case-finding of dementia. Present analyses aim to determine the diagnostic value and the predictive ability of SMI and related worries for the discrimination of patients screened positive or negative for dementia. METHODS The analyses are based on data derived from the ongoing German(More)
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is characterized by left hemispheric frontotemporal cortical atrophy. Evidence from anatomical studies suggests that the nucleus subputaminalis (NSP), a subnucleus of the cholinergic basal forebrain, may be involved in the pathological process of PPA. Therefore, we studied the pattern of cortical and basal forebrain atrophy(More)
PURPOSE We applied a novel diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) acquisition to determine associations between aging and subcortical fiber tract integrity. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 35 cognitively healthy subjects (17 women), spanning the adult age range between 23 and 77 years, using anatomical MRI and a novel DSI acquisition scheme at 3 Tesla. The(More)
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