Marqueurs d'inflammation et risque d'atteintes cognitives et de démence chez l'aîné

Authors: Hébert, Jean-Sébastien
Advisor: Laurin, Danielle
Abstract: Several studies suggest the presence of inflammatory processes linked to the development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. Blood concentration of three inflammatory markers (TNF-α, IL-6 and CRP) have been analyzed in an elderly Canadian sample part of the Canadian Study on Health and Aging to determine the association between these inflammatory markers and cognitive decline or dementia. After the follow-up of 665 initially cognitively healthy subjects, an association between blood level of IL-6 and CRP and cognitive decline was found, as an association between blood level of CRP and a risk of developing vascular dementia. Blood level of inflammatory markers was not significantly associated with a higher risk of AD. The presence of underlying inflammatory processes in dementia should be explored further.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2012
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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