White Matter Microstructural Damage in Small Vessel Disease Is Associated With Montreal Cognitive Assessment But Not With Mini Mental State Examination Performances: Vascular Mild Cognitive Impairment Tuscany Study

  title={White Matter Microstructural Damage in Small Vessel Disease Is Associated With Montreal Cognitive Assessment But Not With Mini Mental State Examination Performances: Vascular Mild Cognitive Impairment Tuscany Study},
  author={Marco Pasi and Emilia Salvadori and Anna Poggesi and Laura Ciolli and Alessandra Del Bene and Sandro Marini and Serena Nannucci and Francesca Pescini and Raffaella Valenti and Andrea Ginestroni and Nicola Toschi and Stefano Diciotti and Mario Mascalchi and Domenico Inzitari and Leonardo Pantoni},
Background and Purpose— Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) has been proposed as a screening tool in vascular cognitive impairment. Diffusion tensor imaging is sensitive to white matter microstructural damage. We investigated if diffusion tensor imaging-derived indices are more strongly associated with performances on MoCA or on the widely used mini mental state examination in patients with mild cognitive impairment and small vessel disease. Methods— Mild cognitive impairment patients with… 

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