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1997). , 1996). The translation from fMRI studies of normal memory function to clinically useful assessment tools will require the development of memory tasks that consistently elicit significant activation of specific brain regions in individual subjects. Activations that require group analyses to be clearly detected cannot be used to assess individual patients. 1 Magnetic resonance imaging Due to the progressive nature of AD, the question has arisen whether serial MRI, which should be able to document the progressive changes occurring within an individual, would improve the diagnostic accuracy.
1997). More work is necessary both at the experimental and the clinical level to elucidate the role of BuChE in normal brains and in brains affected by AD (Giacobini, 2001). As a result of these observations, substantial pharmacological research focused on attempting to enhance ACh levels in the synaptic cleft, primarily by inhibiting the degradative enzyme. AChE inhibitors enhance neuronal transmission by preventing the hydrolysis of ACh by the enzyme AChE, thus increasing the availability of ACh in muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.
1997). There remains an overlap between AD patients and healthy elderly controls. , 1999). Reduction of hippocampus volume with age may therefore reduce the ability to use this volume to distinguish AD patients from healthy elderly controls. , 2002). Using an orthogonal rotational transformation of the coordinate system, values of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-determined volumes of hippocampus-amygdala formation (HAF) were transformed according to the age of the AD subjects and the sexmatched healthy control subjects.