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OBJECTIVE In-vivo imaging of beta-amyloid plaques (Abeta) may improve both early detection of Alzheimer disease (AD) and efficacy assessment of new treatments for AD. The authors' aim was to develop a novel Abeta-specific positron-emission tomography (PET) tracer. METHODS Five female AD patients (54-77 years old) and six healthy female comparison subjects(More)
In an attempt to clarify the effect of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the subthalamic nucleus (STN) on mood state, previous evidence and problems were evaluated through a systematic literature search. Twenty three articles reported the effect of STN DBS on mood state in Parkinson’s disease (PD), and antidepressant, depressant, and mania-induced effects(More)
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