By Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens, Jeffrey L. Cummings
This quantity serves as a growth record on state-of-the-art study within the box of Alzheimer's disorder and different kinds of dementia, yet with an emphasis on subject matters which are acceptable to scientific perform. during this newest installment, Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens and Jeffrey Cummings hide many of the rising treatments for Alzheimer's sickness, together with statins, GAG minetics, and immunotherapy, in addition to using hormonal remedy and bizarre anti-psychotic brokers within the remedy of different comparable dementias. Chapters also will summarize the present figuring out of the pathophysiology of light cognitive impairment in addition to study into tau pathologies.
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6,18 The increase of tau in CSF is supposed to be the result of release from dying neurons containing a large number of NFTs. 1). 30 Furthermore, CSF tau tends to be increased in several other neurologic disorders, such as acute stroke31 and trauma,32 indicating that the marker is not very specific. 19 No correlation was found between CSF tau and MMSE or disease duration. 37,38 Further studies are needed on how these proteins can be used in the diagnostic work up for AD, especially to clarify the specificity of these markers.
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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Annual 5 by Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens, Jeffrey L. Cummings