Xiaozhen Li

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The default mode network (DMN) is particularly relevant to Alzheimer's disease (AD) since its structures are vulnerable to deposition of amyloid. Decreased levels of β-amyloid(1-42) (Aβ42) and increased total tau protein (T-tau) and tau phosphorylated at position threonine 181 (P-tau(181p)) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been established as valid(More)
Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are hypothesised to have an important yet unknown role in the dementia disease pathology. In this study we analysed increasing number of CMBs and their independent associations with routine cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in a continuum of cognitive impairment. A total of 1039 patients undergoing dementia investigation were(More)
Cerebral microbleeds, a marker of small vessel disease, are thought to be of importance in cognitive impairment. We aimed to study topographical distribution of cerebral microbleeds, and their involvement in disease pathophysiology, reflected by cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers; 1039 patients undergoing memory investigation underwent lumbar puncture and a(More)
INTRODUCTION Progressive hemifacial atrophy (PHA) is a rare disorder characterized by unilateral facial atrophy affecting the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat, muscle, and osteocartilagenous structures creating a sunken hemiface appearance.Etiopathogenesis of PHA is poorly understood; no definitive treatment is currently available. CLINICAL FINDINGS We(More)
(18)F-FDG-positron emission tomography-computerized tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) scan is an important imaging tool which may provide both functional and anatomical information in a single diagnostic test. It has the potential to be a valuable tool in the noninvasive evaluation and monitoring of pediatric tumors including the metastases because(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine neuroanatomical changes associated with depressive symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the relationship between brain structure and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) AD biomarkers in depressed and non-depressed patients. METHODS Two independent cohorts were used in this study. The first cohort (KI) was collected from the Memory Clinic at(More)
To the Editor Noda and colleagues described a case with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) and cerebral infarction (1). The case is interesting; however, we would argue against their hypothesized scenario with regard to the pathogenic course(More)
Familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) mutations have very high penetrance but age at onset and rate of disease progression differ. Neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examinations in mutation carriers (MCs) may provide an opportunity to identify early biomarkers that can be used to track disease progression from presymptomatic to the dementia stages of(More)
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