Navigation Links
PET-CT exams help identify cognitive reserve in early-onset Alzheimer's disease
Date:5/1/2011

A recent study revealed that the "cognitive reserve" in early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) and PET-CT examinations can be used to effectively to identify early-onset AD patients.

"Although early-onset Alzheimer's dementia is quite rare, it can be devastating to the patients that carry the diagnosis," said Dr. Jacob Richard Hodge, lead researcher for this study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Symptoms are often unexpected and support networks are generally directed towards an older population."

In patients presenting with similar clinical severities of the disease, researchers for this study discovered a "cognitive reserve," which slowed the outward expression of symptoms. "Our research demonstrates that those patients with increasing education are better able to cope with the disease pathology before they express the symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia," Dr. Hodge said. This study evaluated PET-CT examinations in 91patients under age 65 to see if this cognitive reserve could be identified with early-onset AD, which often has a more aggressive course and progression.

Additionally, researchers replicated previously published data using PET-CT examinations, and they were able to detect significant abnormalities in patients with early-onset AD, thereby supporting its usefulness with younger patients. "Alzheimer's dementia is often not suspected in younger patients," Dr. Hodge said. "Therefore, PET-CT brain imaging can be helpful in the diagnosis."

While the discovery of the "cognitive reserve" will not slow the progression of the disease, Hodge is confident that patients can improve the quality of their lives with the proper diagnosis and education. "Once the diagnosis is determined, a patient can begin to manage the disease and plan for the future," Dr. Hodge stated.

Dr. Hodge will deliver a presentation on this study on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the 2011 ARRS Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.


'/>"/>
Contact: Keri Sperry
ksperry@arrs.org
703-296-3104
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hundreds of Georgia School Children to Receive Free Eye Exams and Glasses
2. Amistaff Launches RN Medical/Surgical & RN Pharmacology Exams Using New Validation Process Focused on Improving Quality of Patient Care
3. EyeCare America Ushers in the New Season and Springs for Eye Exams for Qualified Seniors
4. Simple Forms Help Docs Do Better Breast Exams
5. Simple change results in fewer unnecessary imaging exams for patients
6. IEEE Computer Society Rolls Out Assessment Courses for its CSDA and CSDP Software Development Certification Exams
7. Traditional neurologic exams inadequate for predicting survival of cardiac arrest patients
8. Maj. of comm. facilities performing breast MRI exams meet ACRIN and EUSOBI technical requirements
9. Majority of community facilities performing breast MRI exams meet ACRIN and EUSOBI technical requirements
10. Emergency departments see substantial increase in CT exams
11. Thorough Exams a Must for Those at High Risk of Skin Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... If you think winning is one of the key ... Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the bottom ... one of 11 big fun factors, according to a new ... when it comes to the "fun" factor, very little research ... into this elusive conceptuntil now. , The results of this ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with ... million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to ... patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare, aggressive and ... lining of the lungs and is caused almost exclusively ... clinical trial and additional studies looking at the effects ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... stromal support cells and immune cells and the ... the development of diseases could open new therapeutic ... the conclusion of a review article by scientists from ... Nature . , Prof. Peter Carmeliet: "Consider the review ... cancer cells has been examined in minute detail for ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... N.Y. Although feelings are personal and subjective, ... code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, ... by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson. , "We ... the orbitofrontal cortex, an area of the brain ... code which captures an individual,s subjective feeling," says ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... than watching World Cup highlights, Brian Williams refreshing old ... unfortunate positions on railings. A University of Colorado Cancer ... shows that YouTube also allows researchers, journals, and ... topics of skin cancer and prevention. , "No matter ... of how we communicate around the world," says Chante ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports 2Health News:Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports 3Health News:Penn mesothelioma program receives $8 million NCI grant 2Health News:Wake-up call for more research into cell metabolism 2Health News:Study cracks how the brain processes emotions 2Health News:Study of dermatology on YouTube shows new ways science reaches public 2
... dressing well given by an emergency doctor. There is no need ... cold. A brisk walk and exposure to sunlight will do you ... you want to avoid the ill-effects of cold weather. Just putting ... the answer. ,Dr Goerge Danke, professor of emergency medicine ...
... According to new study, a protein in the eye has ... researchers say this could lead to promising treatments for other// ... ,Scientists from the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston ... a therapeutic drug. The drug can then prevent the onset ...
... that breathing oxygen may cause some harm to cells. The ... people //with severe lung or heart disease.Oxygen supports the organs ... the blood. But oxygen is often given inappropriately. Overall the ... life'. ,A study by researchers at New York Medical ...
... at University of Illinois at Chicago could possibly help ... Dean of the College of Nursing at UIC, //and ... which is using warm booties as a way to ... The idea, says Shaver, is that better sleep occurs ...
... loss followed by weight gain is only a health risk ... are now well established to many. But weight, once lost,// ... that fluctuating weight may, in itself, predispose to heart disease ... a group of 5,428 middle-aged British men during a 12 ...
... observed that yoga therapy can reduce risk factors and improve ... aid improve physical, psychological and spiritual //health - or so ... England, reviewed the best evidence they could find on the ... - out of 11 - trials that were good enough ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ("Echo"), a medical ... non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that ... CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will present at "TEN", Noble ... Mr. Doman will make a corporate presentation to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: PharmaPoint: Atopic ... Analysis to 2022 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957657/PharmaPoint-Atopic-Dermatitis---India-Drug-Forecast-and-Market-Analysis-to-2022.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pathology ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5
Lyphochek Assayed Chemistry Control requires no special diluent and has good reconstituted stability for enzymes and CO2. It is assayed for most major instruments and methodologies....
Liquichek Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Control (TDM) is a liquid assayed control containing a comprehensive menu of therapeutic drugs, as well as many common ligands. Available in three levels....
Lyphochek Urine Metals Control incorporates two levels of critical trace elements, heavy metals and organic metabolites, and is ideal for environmental and industrial testing....
Liquichek Urine Chemistry Control is a liquid product ideal for monitoring urine chemistry testing procedures. It provides assayed values for urine tests commonly performed on chemistry analyzers and...
Medicine Products: