This database contains 8 studies, archived under the term: "biomarkers"
Antioxidants for Alzheimer disease: a randomized clinical trial with cerebrospinal fluid biomarker measures
Objective: To evaluate whether antioxidant supplements presumed to target specific cellular compartments affected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers.; Design: Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.; Setting: Academic medical centers.; Participants: Subjects with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease.; Intervention: Random assignment to treatment for 16 weeks with 800 IU/d of vitamin E (α-tocopherol) plus 500 mg/d of vitamin C […]
Increased CSF APPs-α levels in patients with Alzheimer disease treated with acitretin
Objective: We investigated induction of α-secretase A disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10) by the synthetic retinoid acitretin (Neotigason; Actavis, München-Riem, Germany) in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease (AD) via measurement of CSF content of α-secretase-derived amyloid precursor protein (APPs-α).; Methods: Twenty-one patients clinically diagnosed with mild to moderate AD received acitretin (30 mg […]
Safety of lumbar puncture procedures in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
Changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers are representative of biochemical changes in the brain. Collection of CSF by lumbar puncture (LP) is essential for biomarker analysis, which is important for research in neurodegenerative disorders. However, LP for research purposes has been controversial due to a reported high incidence of severe LP headache when using standard […]