Dementia in Parkinson's disease: diffusion tensor imaging.

  title={Dementia in Parkinson's disease: diffusion tensor imaging.},
  author={Hideaki Matsui and Kazuto Nishinaka and Masaya Oda and Hidekazu Niikawa and Tamotsu Kubori and Fukashi Udaka},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={116 3},
OBJECTIVE Dementia occurs frequently in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the nature of the dementing process remains controversial. We evaluated various cognitive functions in patients with PD, compared fractional anisotropy (FA) values between PD patients with and without dementia. METHODS Thirty-seven consecutive patients with Hoehn-Yahr stage III or IV PD participated in this study. Patients were divided into two groups: (i) PD with dementia group (PDD) and (ii) PD without… CONTINUE READING


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