Tag Archives: MRI Brain Imaging

NHS Atlas of Variations in Diagnostic Services (Public Health England / NHS Right Care / BBC News)

Summary The “NHS Atlas of Variation in Diagnostic Services”, published by NHS Right Care and Public Health England (with the assistance of numerous other organisations and clinicians), charts significant variations in how health conditions are identified, diagnosed and monitored. The … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Bibliographic Citations Recent reviews and meta-analyses on miscellaneous topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. The full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. Brain Imaging … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Virtual Lab Tour (Alzheimer’s Research UK / Department of Health: Dementia Challenge)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a virtual laboratory tour, entitled “The Lab”, which explains the purpose, funding and ongoing achievements of dementia research. Read more: Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. Reference Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. London: Department of Health, June 23rd … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Gray Matter Atrophy Prevention Using B-Vitamin Treatment (NHS Choices / PNAS)

Summary Researchers explored the prevention of brain atrophy in areas related to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by lowering elevated plasma homocysteine using B vitamins. An earlier study on people with increased dementia risk had indicated that high-dose B-vitamin … Continue reading

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SPECT Imaging of Suspected Dementia with Lewy Bodies (BMJ Open)

Summary This article reviews progress in the use of Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) for the diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The authors conclude that systematic visual analyses of ((123)I)FP-CIT SPECT images may be used to detect people … Continue reading

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REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder: an Early Window on Neurodegeneration (Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements)

Summary Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder (RBD), involving loss of the normal atonia during REM sleep and causing patients to “act out” their dreams, offers several promising research opportunities. Patients with RBD are at high risk of developing synuclein-mediated … Continue reading

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Computerised Cognitive Testing: Cutting Delays in Dementia Assessments (Cambridge Cognition and IXICO)

Summary Cambridge Cognition (a leading British developer of neuropsychological tests) and IXICO (a leading brain imaging specialist), have developed tools which promise to assist in achieving more accurate and rapid dementia assessments. Their innovations consist of (i) the Dementia Friendly GP … Continue reading

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