Susanna Tervo

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Structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed on 21 healthy elderly controls, 14 subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 15 patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) to investigate changes in fMRI activation in relation to underlying structural atrophy. The fMRI paradigm consisted of associative encoding of novel(More)
The concept of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been proposed to represent a transitional stage between normal aging and dementia. We studied the predictive value of the MRI-derived volumes of medial temporal lobe (MTL) structures, white matter lesions (WML), neuropsychological tests, and Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype on conversion of MCI to dementia(More)
BACKGROUND Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the most widely used concept in classifying cognitive impairment in the elderly who do not fulfil the criteria for dementia. MCI is considered to confer an increased risk of progressing to dementia and most often Alzheimer's disease (AD). Various approaches such as imaging of the brain have been applied to(More)
Recent research has shown an increased rate of conversion to dementia in subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared to controls. However, there are no specific methods to predict who will later develop dementia. In the present study, 22 controls and 56 MCI subjects were followed on average for 37 months (max. 60 months) and studied with magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has attracted considerable interest as a potential predictor of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Both the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) epsilon4 allele and vascular factors have been associated with a higher risk for AD, recently they have also been linked to the risk of MCI. OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence of MCI among(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It would be advantageous to be able to distinguish the characteristics of those MCI patients with a high probability to progress to AD if one wishes to monitor the disease development and treatment. METHODS We assessed the baseline MRI and(More)
BACKGROUND Single measurements of plasma Aβ are not useful in the diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, changes in plasma Aβ levels during repeated testing may be helpful in the prediction and evaluation of progression of the incipient AD or mild cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE To examine the relation of baseline and serial plasma Aβ levels to(More)
AIMS The present study investigated cerebral glucose metabolism and structural atrophy in controls and subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS The study included 13 controls, 7 MCI subjects considered as prodromal Alzheimer's disease (MCI of the Alzheimer type, aMCI) and 7 MCI subjects having cognitive decline due to other causes,(More)
BACKGROUND The patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have an elevated risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Especially the amnestic MCI is seen as prodrome of AD. Apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon4 allele, abnormal CSF Abeta42, Tau and phosphorylated Tau (phospho-Tau) levels are associated with elevated risk for AD. METHODS APOE genotyping was done by(More)
We investigated structural and functional changes in the medial temporal lobe (MTL) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and compared the discriminative power of these measures with neuropsychological testing in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Functional MRI (fMRI) was performed in 21 elderly controls, 14 MCI subjects, and 15(More)