Alzheimer's disease and related disorders annual. / 2001 by Jeffrey L Cummings, Serge Gauthier

By Jeffrey L Cummings, Serge Gauthier

The editors and individuals tackle modern themes during this sector via comprehensively referenced chapters, in line with medical adventure and clinical proof designed to stimulate dialogue of the place present therapy is heading.

content material: publication hide; identify; Contents; individuals; Preface; Amyloid processing in Alzheimer's illness mind; Cerebral amyloid (congophilic) angiopathy; medical use of neuroimaging within the overview of dementia; medical trials in gentle cognitive impairment; Muscarinic agonists in Alzheimer's ailment; melancholy in dementia; melancholy in neurodegenerative issues and similar stipulations; Use of antipsychotic medications in dementia; Assessing competency in Alzheimer's affliction: therapy consent capability and monetary means; administration of past due level dementia; Index.
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82. Picken MM. The changing concepts of amyloid. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001; 125:38–43. 83. Frangione B, Vidal R, Rostagno A, Ghiso J. Familial cerebral amyloid angiopathies and dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 2000; 14(Suppl 1):S25–S30. 84. Maat-Schieman MLC, Van Duinen SG, Natté R, Roos RAC. Neuropathology of hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosisDutch type. In: Verbeek MM, de Waal RMW, Vinters HV, eds. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 2000: 223–236.

E. CAA-associated microangiopathies (see below). g. 1–40 vs 1–42 amino acids) effectively demonstrate differential deposition of these otherwise similar peptides within SP amyloid or CAA; anti-Abeta 1–40 is especially useful for demonstrating CAA (Fig. 2 Congo red staining, with polarization microscopy, remains a simple, straightforward way to demonstrate CAA. Panel A represents a Congo red stained section from brain tissue evacuated adjacent to a lobar cerebral hemorrhage in an elderly patient, shown without polarization; the image in panel B was photographed under cross-polarized prisms.

18 Awareness of CAA as a likely etiology for lobar hemorrhage is also important for the surgical pathologist; CAA can be detected readily in brain parenchyma adjacent to an evacuated hematoma,50,51 provided the examiner’s index of suspicion is appropriately high and the patient’s ‘profile’ fits that of one likely to present with this type of stroke. Patients are usually in their 70s or 80s, and (see above) may be demented prior to the occurrence of stroke, although often they are not. 4 CAA-related cerebral hemorrhage.

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