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Brain metabolism and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers profile of non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment in comparison to amnestic mild cognitive impairment and normal older subjects

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Brain metabolism and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers profile of non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment in comparison to amnestic mild cognitive impairment and normal older subjects
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Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13195-015-0143-0
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Artur M N Coutinho, Fábio H G Porto, Fabio L S Duran, Silvana Prando, Carla R Ono, Esther A A F Feitosa, Lívia Spíndola, Maira O. de Oliveira, Patrícia H F do Vale, Helio R. Gomes, Ricardo Nitrini, Sonia M D Brucki, Carlos A. Buchpiguel


Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is classically considered a transitional stage between normal aging and dementia. Non-amnestic MCI (naMCI) patients, however, typically demonstrate cognitive deficits other than memory decline. Furthermore, as a group, naMCI have a lower rate of an eventual dementia diagnosis as compared to amnestic subtypes of MCI (aMCI). Unfortunately, studies investigating biomarker profiles of naMCI are scarce. The study objective was to investigate the regional brain glucose metabolism (rBGM) with [(18)F]FDG-PET and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in subjects with naMCI as compared to a control group (CG) and aMCI subjects. Ninety-five patients were included in three different groups: naMCI (N = 32), aMCI (N = 33) and CG (N = 30). Patients underwent brain MRI and [(18)F]FDG-PET. A subsample (naMCI = 26, aMCI = 28) also had an assessment of amyloid-β, tau, and phosphorylated tau levels in the CSF. Both MCI groups had lower rBGM in relation to the CG in the precuneus. Subjects with naMCI showed decreased right prefrontal metabolism as well as higher levels of CSF amyloid-β relative to aMCI subjects. While amnestic MCI subjects showed a biomarker profile classically related to MCI due to Alzheimer's disease, naMCI patients illustrated a decrease in both prefrontal hypometabolism and higher CSF amyloid-β levels relative to the aMCI group. These biomarker findings indicate that naMCI is probably a heterogeneous group with similar precuneus hypometabolism compared to aMCI, but additional frontal hypometabolism and less amyloid-β deposition in the brain. Clinical follow-up and reappraisal of biomarkers of the naMCI group is needed to determine the outcome and probable etiological diagnosis.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 79 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 18%
Student > Master 12 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Other 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 18 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 20%
Neuroscience 14 17%
Psychology 13 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Arts and Humanities 3 4%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 26 32%
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