Miguel Angel Riudavets

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The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) was established in 1958 and is one the oldest prospective studies of aging in the USA and the world. The BLSA is supported by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and its mission is to learn what happens to people as they get old and how to sort out changes due to aging from those due to disease or other(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by amyloid beta (A beta) accumulation in the brain and is classified as familial early-onset (FAD) or sporadic late-onset (SAD). Evidences suggest that deficits in the brain expression of insulin degrading enzyme (IDE) and neprilysin (NEP), both proteases involved in amyloid degradation, may promote A beta(More)
This study focuses on the morphometric changes of neurons in asymptomatic Alzheimer's disease (AD), a state characterized by the presence of AD lesions in subjects without cognitive impairment. In autopsy brains, we used stereological methods to compare the cell body and nuclear volumes of anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG) and CA1 hippocampal neurons in(More)
To determine the cause of death (as a result of neurologic or nonneurologic complications or accidents) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), we reviewed the autopsies of 50 subjects with MS from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland (OCME) between 1982 and 2004. The series included 32 females and 18 males (mean age, 45.8 years; range,(More)
Alzheimer disease is the most common dementia in older Americans, but its impact on blacks is not clearly understood. We examined prospectively 200 autopsy brains at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maryland and compared the frequency and severity of Alzheimer lesions in blacks and whites. Histologic sections of the hippocampus and entorhinal and(More)
We describe the gross and microscopic neuropathological changes in the brain of a 17-year-old male who died 4 days after being poisoned with cyanide. Previous reports indicate that following cyanide intoxication, the brain develops diffuse hypoxic/ischemic changes, predominantly of the basal ganglia. The case we describe here had similar features but in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the histopathology of the brain and spinal cord in human West Nile virus (WNV) infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Single case report, including premortem clinical and laboratory findings, and autopsy. RESULTS An 83-year-old female presented with acute confusion, high fevers, dysarthria and generalized subjective weakness, with(More)
The fatal infantile neuromuscular presentation of branching enzyme deficiency (glycogen storage disease type IV) due to mutations in the gene encoding the glycogen branching enzyme, is a rare but probably underdiagnosed cause of congenital hypotonia. We report an infant girl with severe generalized hypotonia, born at 33 weeks gestation who required(More)
We describe a case of accidental intrathecal administration of vincristine in a 33-year-old man with clinical diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukemia. The patient died 20 days after receiving the drug. Clinically, the patient developed acute ascending paralysis with motor and sensory dysfunctions, and respiratory failure. Neuropathological investigation(More)
Most of the mutations in the presenilin-1 gene (PS-1) are associated with familial Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, certain examples can be associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). We performed a clinical evaluation of individuals belonging to a family with the FTD phenotype, and additional molecular studies and neuropathological assessment of the(More)