25 May 2009

Biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid predict cognitive decline

Compounds in spinal fluid associated with faster decline among individuals with mild dementia
JAMA & Archives: 11 May 2009
Levels of biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid of individuals with very mild dementia may be associated with the rate at which their thinking, learning and memory skills decline, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Finding effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease will likely depend on early identification of patients, according to background information in the article. "Because there is a growing emphasis on enrolling individuals with less cognitive impairment into clinical trials of putative anti–Alzheimer's disease agents, methods are needed that will identify individuals with very mild dementia of the Alzheimer's type who are more likely to exhibit measurable cognitive decline during the study," the authors write. … > full press release : review by Medpage Today

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