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Latest publications!

Testing the diagnostic accuracy of [18F]FDG-PET in discriminating spinal- and bulbar-onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Original Article
Arianna Sala, Leonardo Iaccarino, Piercarlo Fania, Emilia G Vanoli, Federico Fallanca, Caterina Pagnini, Chiara Cerami, Andrea Calvo, Antonio Canosa, Marco Pagani, Adriano Chiò, Angelina Cistaro, Daniela Perani
Sala, A., Iaccarino, L., Fania, P. et al. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-018-4246-2
Publication year: 2019

The brain metabolic signature of visual hallucinations in Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Original Article
Leonardo Iaccarino, Arianna Sala, Silvia Caminiti, Roberto Santangelo, Sandro Iannaccone, Giuseppe Magnani, Daniela Perani
CORTEX 2018, epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.06.014
Publication year: 2018

Rates of Amyloid Imaging Positivity in Patients With Primary Progressive Aphasia

Original Article
Miguel A. Santos-Santos, MD; Gil D. Rabinovici, MD; Leonardo Iaccarino, MSc; Nagehan Ayakta, MSc; Gautam Tammewar, MSc; Iryna Lobach, PhD; Maya L. Henry, PhD; Isabel Hubbard, PhD; Maria Luisa Mandelli, PhD; Edoardo Spinelli, MD; Zachary A. Miller, MD; Peter S. Pressman, MD; James P. O’Neil, PhD; Pia Ghosh, MSc; Andreas Lazaris, MSc; Marita Meyer, MSc; Christa Watson, PhD; Soo Jin Yoon, MD; Howard J. Rosen, MD; Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD; William W. Seeley, MD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; William J. Jagust, MD; Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, MD, PhD
JAMA Neurology. Published online January 8, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.4309
Publication year: 2018

An in vivo 11C-PK PET study of microglia activation in Fatal Familial Insomnia

Original Article
Leonardo Iaccarino, Luca Presotto, Valentino Bettinardi, Luigi Gianolli, Ignazio Roiter, Sabina Capellari, Piero Parchi, Pietro Cortelli, Daniela Perani
Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, online-first, doi:10.1002/acn3.498
Publication year: 2017

Targeting neuroinflammation to treat Alzheimer's Disease

A. Ardura-Fabregat, E. W. G. M. Boddeke, A. Boza-Serrano, S. Brioschi, S. Castro-Gomez, K. Ceyzériat, C. Dansokho, T. Dierkes, G. Gelders, Michael T. Heneka, L. Hoeijmakers, A. Hoffmann, L. Iaccarino, S. Jahnert, K. Kuhbandner, G. Landreth, N. Lonnemann, P. A. Löschmann, R. M. McManus, A. Paulus, K. Reemst, J. M. Sanchez-Caro, A. Tiberi, A. Van der Perren, A. Vautheny, C. Venegas, A. Webers, P. Weydt, T. S. Wijasa, X. Xiang, Y. Yang
CNS Drugs, 2017, online-first, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40263-017-0483-3
Publication year: 2017

Local and distant relationships between amyloid, tau and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease

Original Article
Iaccarino, L., Tammewar, G., Ayakta, N., Baker, S.L., Bejanin, A., Boxer A.L., Gorno-Tempini, M.L., Janabi, M., Kramer J., Lazaris, A., Lockhart, S.N., Miller, B., Miller, Z.A., O’Neil, J.P., Ossenkoppele, R., Rosen H.J., Schonhaut, D., Jagust, W.J., Rabinovici, G.D.
Neuroimage:Clinical, 2017, online-first
Publication year: 2017

An In Vivo 11C-(R)-PK11195 PET and In Vitro Pathology Study of Microglia Activation in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Original Article
Iaccarino, L., Moresco, RM., Presotto, L., Bugiani, O., Iannaccone, S., Giaccone, G., Tagliavini, F. and Perani, D.
Mol Neurobiol (2017). doi:10.1007/s12035-017-0522-6
Publication year: 2017