Journal article

Longitudinal assessment of global and regional atrophy rates in Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies

Elijah Mak, Li Su, Guy B Williams, Rosie Watson, Michael Firbank, Andrew M Blamire, John T OBrien

NeuroImage: Clinical | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Percent whole brain volume change (PBVC) measured from serial MRI scans is widely accepted as a sensitive marker of disease progression in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the utility of PBVC in the differential diagnosis of dementia remains to be established. We compared PBVC in AD and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and investigated associations with clinical measures. METHODS: 72 participants (14 DLBs, 25 ADs, and 33 healthy controls (HCs)) underwent clinical assessment and 3 Tesla T1-weighted MRI at baseline and repeated at 12 months. We used FSL-SIENA to estimate PBVC for each subject. Voxelwise analyses and ANCOVA compared PBVC between DLB and AD, while corre..

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Grants

Awarded by Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust (grant number 05/JTA), the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Dementia and the Biomedical Research Centre awarded to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Dementia and the Biomedical Research Centre awarded to Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Newcastle University. Elijah Mak was in receipt of a Gates Cambridge, PhD studentship.