Discriminative Accuracy of [18F]flortaucipir Positron Emission Tomography for Alzheimer Disease vs Other Neurodegenerative Disorders.

8 November, 2018

Importance: The positron emission tomography (PET) tracer flortaucipir allows in vivo quantification of paired helical filament tau, a core neuropathological feature of Alzheimer disease (AD), but its diagnostic utility is unclear. Objective: To examine the discriminative accuracy of flortaucipir for AD vs non-AD neurodegenerative disorders. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this cross-sectional study, 719 participants

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Molecular properties underlying regional vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

Amyloid deposition and neurofibrillary degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease specifically affect discrete neuronal systems, but the underlying mechanisms that render some brain regions more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease pathology than others remain largely unknown. Here we studied molecular properties underlying these distinct regional vulnerabilities by analysing Alzheimer’s disease-typical neuroimaging patterns of amyloid deposition and neurodegeneration in

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CSF biomarkers of neuroinflammation and cerebrovascular dysfunction in early Alzheimer disease.

OBJECTIVE: To measure CSF levels of biomarkers reflecting microglia and astrocytes activation, neuroinflammation, and cerebrovascular changes and study their associations with the core biomarkers of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology (β-amyloid and tau), structural imaging correlates, and clinical disease progression over time. METHODS: The study included cognitively unimpaired elderly (n = 508), patients with mild

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