Brain Study of Patients With Frontal Lobe Dementia and Parkinsonian Disorders
The Cognitive Neuroscience Section of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke proposes to continue its cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of cerebral metabolism in frontal lobe dementias and atypical basal ganglia disorders. These studies include repeated assessments of neuropsychological and brain anatomical and metabolic function in subjects with these important and possibly related brain disorders.
|Official Title:||Regional Cerebral Utilization of Glucose in Patients With a Diagnosis of Frontal Lobe Dementia, Atypical Parkinsonian Disorder, and Other Basal Ganglia Disorders|
|Study Start Date:||January 1981|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
To continue the cross-sectional and longitudinal studies performed by the Cognitive Neuroscience Section of NINDS on the neuroanatomy, cerebral metabolism, neuropsychology, and genetics of frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal syndrome, and related brain disorders.
Frontal lobe dementias and atypical basal ganglia disorders including frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal syndrome, and related brain disorders.
A cross-sectional assessment of neuropsychological, brain anatomical and metabolic function, and genetic measures in subjects with these disorders.
MRI, FDG-PET, neuropsychological and clinical tests, genetics, and neuropathology.
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||Eric M Wassermann, M.D.||National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)|