Tag Archives: Neuroimaging

Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers: Updated Hypothetical Model (Lancet Neurology)

Summary A hypothetical model of the major biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease, published by the same authors in 2010, has been updated in the light of new evidence. Full Text Link Reference Jack, CR. Jr. Knopman, DS. [and] Jagust, WJ. [et … Continue reading

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Appropriate Use of Neuroimaging in Dementia Diagnosis (Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series / BBC News)

Summary This economic literature review and cost-effectiveness analysis investigated neuroimaging for diagnostic purposes, and in particular examined whether computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be used. It was not possible to answer the specific research questions with … Continue reading

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Compendium of Neurology Data for England: 2012-13 (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published a report on neurology, summarising information about the number of neurologists working in the NHS, prescription items for treating neurological illnesses, neurology-related hospital admissions and outpatient appointments, plus data … Continue reading

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Biomarker Assessments in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials (Quintiles / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Accurate and sensitive tools are required for the early detection / diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, particularly to assist research. Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials make increasing use of biomarkers, particularly neuroimaging markers and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers obtained via invasive … Continue reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Improving Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Dementia (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

Summary Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be able to improve cognitive functioning in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This systematic review examines research into DBS and cognitive function in animal and human studies, and reviews the feasibility and efficacy of this type … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Brain Imaging

Summary Recent reviews and meta-analyses on imaging-related topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. Obtaining the full-text of the other articles requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment per access. The Bibliographic Citations … Continue reading

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Cognitive and Neuroimaging Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia (NHS Choices / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary The detection of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s Disease appears to be accomplished best by the use of a combination of information, taken from targeted neuroimaging and complementary neuropsychological assessments of cognitive functioning. This combination of approaches may be necessary in order to … Continue reading

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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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Brain Scans for Alzheimer’s Disease Detect tau Protein (BBC News)

Summary Innovative brain imaging techniques, which are understood to be better at detecting the build-up of tau protein (linked to Alzheimer’s Disease), have been developed by Japanese scientists. Read more: BBC News: Alzheimer’s brain scan detects tau protein. Reference Gallagher, J. (2013). Alzheimer’s brain scan detects tau protein. … Continue reading

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Data Linkage and Extract Service: Hospital Episode Statistics and the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (HSCIC)

Summary Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) contains roughly 1 billion records on patients attending accident and emergency units, whether admitted for treatment or attending outpatient clinics. The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) is a collection of data from NHS-funded diagnostic imaging tests … Continue reading

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