HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
OHSU study: Rate of brain volume loss predicts dementia

PORTLAND, Ore. The rate of brain volume loss may help doctors predict whether a patient will develop dementia before they even start showing signs of the disease, Oregon Health & Science University researchers discovered.

Scientists at the Layton Center for Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Research in the OHSU School of Medicine's Department of Neurology found that rates of total brain volume loss may help identify patients with mild cognitive impairment who are at high risk of developing dementia. The discovery could help doctors plan early treatment strategies and prevention studies.

Joseph F. Quinn, M.D., study co-author and assistant professor of neurology, and cell and developmental biology, OHSU School of Medicine, called the findings "very important."

"The measurements can be used to both screen people for prevention studies and to monitor the effects of intervention," said Quinn, an investigator at the OHSU Layton Center for Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Research.

The study was presented yesterday at the 56th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Francisco.

Researchers followed 55 people over the course of 14 years, examining each person twice a year. None of the subjects were cognitively impaired at the start of the study. Tests were conducted to determine cognitive ratings for each individual and their placement in one of three categories: intact cognition, mild cognitive impairment that was stable, and mild cognitive impairment that progressed to Alzheimer's disease.

Eighteen participants did not develop cognitive impairment, while 37 individuals met the criteria for mild cognitive impairment, and 13 of them remained stable. The remaining 24 people declined to Alzheimer's disease. Two brain scans using magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, were performed on the participants to measure their brain volumes and rates of brain atrophy, or shrinkage.

Researchers found the rate of total brain
'"/>

Contact: Jonathan Modie
modiej@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University
28-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
2. UCLA study: Nearly a third of drug ads in medical journals contain no references for medical claims
3. More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged
4. Lab study: Protein delivered via genetically engineered virus slowed glioblasoma multiforme growth
5. Mouse study: Signal overload in Alzheimer brains
6. OHSU study: Testosterone deprivation makes men forget
7. Mayo Clinic led study: Minimally invasive surgery safe, effective for patients with colon cancer
8. New study: Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake
9. Major study: Bioartificial liver reduces mortality by 44 percent in acute liver-failure patients
10. National study: Health care access for poor children improves, but gap in care for uninsured grows
11. UCSF study: Pediatricians judgment often better than clinical guidelines for treating infant fever

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder ... of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership ... rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from ... of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... publication this week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books ... seems like cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the ... save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission ... of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, ... cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to ... breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a ... design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch of ... development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has ... exclusive access to enabling technologies to the new ... will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a ... today announced that it has been ranked #1 by its ... Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as ... large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds ... healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: