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Aim of the study is to evaluate whether Tc-99m-ECD-SPECT/CT enhances early diagnosis of dementia in two specific patient groups: (1) patient with mild cognitive impairment, and (2) patient with possible symptoms and signs of frontotemporal dementia. Evaluation of SPECT/CT data is performed both by visual and quantitative voxel-based analyses (Statistical Parametric Mapping). The final diagnosis is based on up to four years clinical follow-up.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:24-0400
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Heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by frontal and temporal lobe atrophy associated with neuronal loss, gliosis, and dementia. Patients exhibit progressive changes in social, behavioral, and/or language function. Multiple subtypes or forms are recognized based on presence or absence of TAU PROTEIN inclusions. FTLD includes three clinical syndromes: FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA, semantic dementia, and PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE NONFLUENT APHASIA.
The most common clinical form of FRONTOTEMPORAL LOBAR DEGENERATION, this dementia presents with personality and behavioral changes often associated with disinhibition, apathy, and lack of insight.
An imprecise term referring to dementia associated with CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS, including CEREBRAL INFARCTION (single or multiple), and conditions associated with chronic BRAIN ISCHEMIA. Diffuse, cortical, and subcortical subtypes have been described. (From Gerontol Geriatr 1998 Feb;31(1):36-44)
A form of presenile DEMENTIA characterized by cortical dementia, NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES without SENILE PLAQUES, Fahr's type CALCINOSIS, and ATROPHY in frontotemporal or TEMPORAL LOBE.
Cognitive disorders including delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. These may be the result of substance use, trauma, or other causes.
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