Using radiotracers and PET scans to diagnose dementia

Dementia is the clinical term used to describe a collection of symptoms representing cognitive decline.

Mind, Alzheimer's Disease

25/1/2022 5:40:00 AM

Dementia is the clinical term used to describe a collection of symptoms representing cognitive decline.

Dementia can be caused by various conditions, which can be differentiated with the help of nuclear medicine .

Many people suffer from mental stress due to various conditions, mainly socioeconomic and relationship-related issues.In our cultural landscape, dementia (also known colloquially in Bahasa Melayu as “Dementia is the clinical term used to describe a collection of symptoms representing cognitive decline.

In fact, depression and paranoia can begin up to 24 and 36 months respectively prior to a diagnosis of dementia.It is important to identify which type of dementia is afflicting a particular person as treatment is available for many of these conditions.

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— Dr ALEX KHOO CHEEN HOE Mental health has been often overlooked in the past, but has now been propelled into the spotlight with the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people suffer from mental stress due to various conditions, mainly socioeconomic and relationship-related issues. While not technically the same, workstation graphics cards have gotten so good that they’re now being used to simulate a living cell. While these problems can be remedied, there is also an insidious condition that has been sidelined in our society, namely dementia. Rasiah and former employee Nico Kam were acts of retaliation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for his criticism of its chief Tan Sri Azam Baki. This condition frequently presents to doctors with the complaint of “losing my mind”. Essentially, they have built a 3D simulation that is a fully dynamical kinetic model of a living cell. In our cultural landscape, dementia (also known colloquially in Bahasa Melayu as “ nyanyuk ”) has somehow been accepted as a part of the ageing process.

Dementia is the clinical term used to describe a collection of symptoms representing cognitive decline. “Even a minimal cell requires 2 billion atoms. “This is a case of revenge against me, and my staff has been victimised,” he said in a statement. These include loss of memory, thinking, comprehension, judgement, orientation and language, which all affects the ability to execute activities of daily living. Because dementia does not occur overnight, but rather, progressively, many of the signs of cognitive deterioration are overlooked until the condition has significantly progressed. What we found is that fundamental behaviors emerge from the simulated cell — not because we programmed them in, but because we had the kinetic parameters and lipid mechanisms correct in our model,” – Zaida Luthey-Schulten, chemistry professor and co-director of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at UIUC In order to do, the researchers used computers to simulate a type of parasitic bacteria called a mycoplasma. In fact, depression and paranoia can begin up to 24 and 36 months respectively prior to a diagnosis of dementia. Those found guilty can be jailed up to 20 years, or fined no less than five times the sum or value of the gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher. There are various causes for dementia, with the commonest being Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 60-70% of total dementia cases worldwide. Craig Venter Institute in California.

Other causes include vascular dementia (due to stroke), Lewy Body dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, and dementia due to medical-related conditions such as vitamin B12 insufficiency and hypothyroidism. It is important to identify which type of dementia is afflicting a particular person as treatment is available for many of these conditions. In comparison, the common E. On December 14 last year, Sivarasa filed an urgent motion for Parliament to discuss the allegations against Azam, but this was rejected by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker. While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease at the moment, current medications can slow the progression of the disease. There are also clinical trials underway to find an effective way to treat it. Prof Zaida in front, with graduate students Zane Thornburg, Benjamin Gilbert and Troy Brier. Therefore, early detection and evaluation is crucial. They are innocent,” he said.

Imaging for dementia Clinically, it is not easy to distinguish between the various types of dementia. They then ran 20-minute 3D simulations of the mycoplasma’s life, enough to see what goes on without having the cell reproduce. Thus, doctors frequently have to rely on further investigations such as blood tests, brain imaging and functional brain studies. If detected early, medically-related conditions such as those due to the side effects of drugs, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction and normal-pressure hydrocephalus can be treated. One of the researchers, Zane Thornburg, is also working on another project involving growth simulation and cell division in 3D. For Alzheimer’s disease, the only definitive diagnostic method is through a biopsy of brain tissue. However, this is not routinely done and doctors tend to rely on clinical evaluation and imaging studies. It’s definitely nice to see just how far we’ve come in the science and technology scene, with computers and GPUs powerful enough to simulate life itself.

Functional imaging nuclear medicine studies use various radiotracers such as 18F-Fludeoxyglucose (FDG), 18F-Florbetapir, 18F-Flutemetamol and C-11 Pittsburgh compound B, to differentiate Alzheimer’s disease from other varieties of dementia, as well as to detect the early onset of the disease. These can be visualised via positron emission tomography (PET) scans. [. Roughly half of patients with Parkinson’s disease also suffer from dementia. Studies have shown that patients with Parkinson’s have about six times higher risk of developing dementia, compared to those without the disease. It is therefore essential that appropriate treatment be administered to this group of patients, considering that dementia significantly contributes to illness and death.

Some Parkinson’s patients in the early stage of the disease have similar symptoms to patients with essential tremors ‑ a different neurological condition. In most cases, the differentiation between the two conditions is straightforward, but can be difficult in some cases. This can be solved with the use of radiotracers such as 123i-Ioflupane (DaTscan), 99m Technetium (Tc-Trodat-1) and 18F-Dopa (Fluorodopa) to distinguish between these groups of patients. A complaint of “losing one’s mind” should not be something that is taken lightly. It is worthwhile to investigate the underlying cause as it could be something that can be treated if caught early enough.

With currently-available medical technology, we are in a better position to accurately diagnose and “control” the outcome of such illnesses. Associate Professor Dr Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran is a consultant neuropsychiatrist and Dr Alex Khoo Cheen Hoe is a consultant nuclear medicine physician. For more information, email starhealth@thestar.com.my.

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