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UNLABELLED This study evaluated an automated analysis of SPECT brain imaging in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS Patients [n = 81; mean age, 69.9 +/- 10.6 yr (mean +/- s.d.)] with a clinical diagnosis of probable AD (NINCDS-Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association criteria) underwent 99mTc-ethyl cysteine dimer SPECT imaging.(More)
The concentration of tau protein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was determined in 40 patients with clinically diagnosed probable Alzheimer disease (AD) and in 36 cognitively healthy controls. A significant increase of CSF tau was found in the AD patients, even in 19 subjects with very mild dementia as defined by a Mini-Mental State Examination score of 25 and(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) still can only be definitively diagnosed with certainty by examination of brain tissue. There is a great need for a noninvasive, sensitive and specific in vivo test for AD. We combined cerebrospinal fluid analyses of tau protein (levels were significantly increased in AD patients [p=0.0001]), a putative marker of neuronal(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is hypothesized to play an important role in the interaction between immune mechanisms and the central nervous system. We investigated whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6), the soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R) and the soluble form of the signal transducing and affinity converting receptor gp130 (sgp130)(More)
We investigated interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 25 patients with clinically diagnosed sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD) and 19 healthy control subjects (HC). For comparison 19 clinically healthy subjects with at least one first-degree relative with clinical or autopsy confirmed AD (CF/AD) were examined. CSF levels of IL-6 did not(More)
Protein tau concentration was determined by an enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 22 patients with clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease (AD), in three patients with dementia caused by other neurological disorders (OND) and in 19 cognitively healthy controls. A significantly elevated protein tau concentration was found in(More)
UNLABELLED The uncoupling between brain perfusion and metabolism was evaluated as a potential tool for seizure localization by creating an interictal SPET divided by interictal PET functional ratio-image and by evaluating its sensitivity and specificity to areas subsequently surgically resected. The uncoupling between brain perfusion and metabolism was(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate an observer-independent semiquantitative analysis of brain imaging by single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Patients (n = 45, mean age 70 +/- 11 years) with a clinical diagnosis of AD according to NINCDS/ADRDA criteria were examined by 99mTc-ethylcysteine dimer(More)
PURPOSE To assess detailed dosimetry data for prostate and clinical relevant intra- and peri-prostatic structures including neurovascular bundles (NVB), urethra, and penile bulb (PB) from postbrachytherapy computed tomography (CT) versus high resolution contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (HR-CEMRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Eleven postbrachytherapy(More)