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Added diagnostic value of CSF biomarkers in differential dementia diagnosis.
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PMID:  19150153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aimed to investigate whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers could have helped the clinician in differential dementia diagnosis in case of clinically ambiguous diagnoses, as compared to autopsy-confirmed dementia diagnosis as gold standard. Twenty-two patients of our autopsy-confirmed dementia population totalling 157 patients had an ambiguous clinical diagnosis at CSF sampling and were included in statistical analysis. CSF levels of β-amyloid peptide (Aβ(1-42)), total tau protein (T-tau) and tau phosphorylated at threonine 181 (P-tau(181P)) were determined. A biomarker-based model was applied to discriminate between AD and NON-AD dementias. AD and NON-AD patients showed no significant differences in Aβ(1-42) and T-tau concentrations, whereas P-tau(181P) concentrations were significantly higher in AD compared to NON-AD patients. The biomarker-based diagnostic model correctly classified 18 of 22 (82%) patients with clinically ambiguous diagnoses. Using a biomarker-based model in patients with clinically ambiguous diagnoses, a correct diagnosis would have been established in the majority of autopsy-confirmed AD and NON-AD cases, indicating that biomarkers have an added diagnostic value in cases with ambiguous clinical diagnoses.
Nathalie Le Bastard; Jean-Jacques Martin; Eugeen Vanmechelen; Hugo Vanderstichele; Peter Paul De Deyn; Sebastiaan Engelborghs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurobiology of aging     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-1497     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurobiol. Aging     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100437     Medline TA:  Neurobiol Aging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1867-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Reference Center for Biological Markers of Memory Disorders, Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Behavior, Institute Born-Bunge, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alzheimer Disease / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*
Amyloid beta-Peptides / cerebrospinal fluid*,  diagnostic use
Biological Markers / cerebrospinal fluid
Case-Control Studies
Dementia / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Models, Biological
Peptide Fragments / cerebrospinal fluid*,  diagnostic use
Sensitivity and Specificity
tau Proteins / cerebrospinal fluid*,  diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amyloid beta-Peptides; 0/Biological Markers; 0/Peptide Fragments; 0/amyloid beta-protein (1-42); 0/tau Proteins

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