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Longitudinal change of white matter abnormalities

  • Reinhold Schmidt
  • G. Roob
  • P. Kapeller
  • H. Schmidt
  • A. Berghold
  • A. Lechner
  • F. Fazekas
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Abstract

A three year follow-up of 273 participants (mean age 60+/—6.1 years) of the Austrian Stroke Prevention Study provides first information on the rate, clinical predictors, and cognitive consequences of MRI white matter hyperintensity in elderly individuals without neuropsychiatric disease. Lesion progression was found in a total of 49 (17.9%) individuals. It was minor in 27 (9.9%) and marked in 22 (8.1%) participants. Diastolic blood pressure (odds ratio 1.07/mmHg) and early confluent or confluent white matter hyperintensities at baseline (odds ratio 2.62) were the only significant predictors of white matter hyperintensity progression. Lesion progression had no influence on the course of neuropsychologic test performance over the observational period.

Keywords

White Matter White Matter Hyperintensities White Matter Abnormality Cognitive Vascular Impairment Lesion Progression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhold Schmidt
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Roob
    • 1
  • P. Kapeller
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Schmidt
    • 3
  • A. Berghold
    • 4
  • A. Lechner
    • 1
  • F. Fazekas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyKarl-Franzens UniversityGrazAustria
  2. 2.MR CenterKarl-Franzens UniversityGrazAustria
  3. 3.Institute of Medical BiochemistryKarl-Franzens UniversityGrazAustria
  4. 4.Institute of BiostatisticsKarl-Franzens UniversityGrazAustria

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