Maria T Greig-Custo

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  • Qian Shen, Shen, Coral Gables, Florida, Weizhao Zhao, A Terri +17 others
  • 2015
of a dissertation at the University of Miami. Alzheimer " s disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia in the elderly, is a gradually progressive degenerative neurological disorder that is characterized by increasing cognitive impairment, characteristic degenerative pathology and brain atrophy. Studies have shown that the progression of AD pathology in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess medial temporal atrophy (MTA) and atrophy adjacent to the third ventricle (Peri-IIIVent) on brain magnetic resonance images as biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Lewy body dementia (LBD), and to assess the relationship between biomarkers and clinical and functional measures. METHODS Subjects diagnosed with no(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability and validity of the mCDR, a modified version of the clinical dementia rating (CDR) scale. METHODS The mCDR is an informant-based, technician-administered, structured interview with multiple choice responses, which does not include objective cognitive testing. Subjects (n = 556) with no cognitive impairment (NCI),(More)
Mutations in the gene encoding the presenilin-1 protein (PSEN1) were first discovered to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD) 20 years ago. Since then more than 200 different pathogenic mutations have been reported, including a p.Gly206Ala founder mutation in the Hispanic population. Here we report mutation analysis of known AD genes in a cohort of 27 early-onset(More)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a major risk factor for dementia, has an amnestic subtype that has a high probability of progressing to Alzheimer's disease. The rate of progression may be predicted by the severity of memory impairment at baseline, the severity of hippocampal atrophy, and, possibly, the presence of an epsilon4 allele of the apolipoprotein E(More)
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