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PURPOSE The goal of this project was to compare MRI measures of hippocampal, entorhinal cortex (ERC), and whole brain longitudinal change in cognitively normal elderly controls (C), non-demented subjects with cognitive impairment (CI), and demented (D) subjects. METHODS 16 C, 6 CI, and 7 D subjects of comparable age were studied with MRI twice, at least 1(More)
Brain atrophy associated with chronic alcohol consumption is partially reversible after cessation of drinking. Recovering alcoholics (RA, 45+/-8 years) were studied with MRI within 1 week of entering treatment, with follow-up at 8 months. Light drinkers (LD) were studied with MRI twice 1 year apart. For each participant, deformation maps of baseline(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies of the impact of alcohol dependence on the brain have examined individuals in treatment. Such samples represent a small proportion of alcoholics in the general population. Such samples may embody a bias (Berkson's fallacy) if the association between variables (for example, alcoholism and cortical gray matter loss) differs between the(More)
This paper is motivated by the analysis of serial structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of the brain to map patterns of local tissue volume loss or gain over time, using registration-based deformation tensor morphometry. Specifically, we address the important confound of local tissue contrast changes which can be induced by neurodegenerative or(More)
BACKGROUND The cause of dementia in subcortical ischemic vascular disease (SIVD) is controversial. OBJECTIVES To determine whether cognitive impairment in SIVD 1) correlates with measures of ischemic brain injury or brain atrophy, and/or 2) is due to concomitant AD. METHODS Volumetric MRI of the brain was performed in 1) elderly subjects with lacunes(More)
High-resolution structural MRI scans of 20 subjects diagnosed with semantic dementia were compared against scans of 20 cognitively normal control subjects using whole brain deformation tensor morphometry to study spatially consistent differences in local anatomical size. A fine lattice free-form volume registration algorithm was used to estimate a(More)
Treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART) has greatly reduced the incidence of dementia. The goal of this longitudinal study was to determine if there are ongoing macrostructural brain changes in human immunodeficiency virus-positive (HIV + ) individuals treated with ART. To quantify brain structure, three-dimensional T1-weighted magnetic resonance(More)
The objectives of this study were to (1) compare atrophy rates associated with normal aging and Alzheimer disease (AD) using the semi-automated Boundary Shift Integral (BSI) method and manual tracing of the entorhinal cortex (ERC) and hippocampus and (2) calculate power of BSI vs. ERC and hippocampal volume changes for clinical trials in AD. We quantified(More)
Suppression of auditory P50 evoked potential amplitude to the second of a pair of clicks is potentially important in psychiatric research because it has been shown to be abnormal in both schizophrenics and their relatives. However, its clinical utility using the standard single-channel electroencephalographic (EEG) peak picking methodology is under question(More)
The amplitude and suppression of the auditory P50 event-related potential may be useful for studying schizophrenia and drug abuse; however, the low reliability of the P50 suppression measure limits its value for correlation with clinical measures. Reliability can be increased either by improving measurement methods or by reducing or eliminating sources of(More)