Meng-Yang Ho

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Animal studies have shown that cerebral hypoperfusion may be associated with amyloid plaque accumulation. Amyloid plaque is known to be associated with dementia and [(18)F]AV-45 is a positron emission tomography (PET) ligand that binds to extracelluar plaques. We hypothesized that demented patients with cerebral hypoperfusion may have increased [(18)F]AV-45(More)
OBJECTIVE The occurrence of silent ischemic lesions (SILs) is a common finding after carotid artery stenting (CAS). This study aimed to evaluate the impact of SILs on cognitive functioning following CAS. METHODS The retrospective study separated 131 patients with unilateral carotid stenosis into three groups: medication only, MRI-evaluated CAS and(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral hypoperfusion is responsible for cognitive impairment in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis (CAS). The manifestation of reversed ophthalmic artery flow (ROAF) is not uncommon in patients with CAS, suggesting a state of intensified cerebral hypoperfusion. This study aimed to examine whether the presence of ROAF can exacerbate(More)
Background Carotid artery stenosis (CAS) may induce cerebral hypoperfusion. Early-phase 18F-Florbetapir (AV-45/Amyvid, 18F-AV-45) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can provide perfusion-like property (pAV-45) for the estimation of cerebral blood flow (CBF). Supra-tentorial lesions may cause decreased blood flow and metabolism in the contralateral(More)
Significant carotid stenosis compromises hemodynamics and impairs cognitive functions. The interplay between these changes and brain connectivity has rarely been investigated. We aimed to discover the changes of functional connectivity and its relation to cognitive decline in carotid stenosis patients. Twenty-seven patients with unilateral carotid stenosis(More)
AIMS The aims of the present study were to (i) investigate if traditional Chinese word reading ability can be used for estimating premorbid general intelligence; and (ii) to provide multiple regression equations for estimating premorbid performance on Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices (RSPM), using age, years of education and Chinese Graded Word Reading(More)
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