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SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.


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Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

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Online Short Courses

Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Cerebrovascular Disease in Community-Dwelling Older People Without Stroke

Author(s): S. D. Shenkin, M. E. Bastin, T. J. MacGillivray, E. Eadie, I. J. Deary, J. M. Starr, J. M. Wardlaw

Abstract:
Background and Purpose-Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a noninvasive measure of atherosclerosis, but it is unclear whether it is a stronger risk factor for large vessel disease or small vessel disease. Methods-One hundred seven volunteers, aged 75 to 81 years, underwent measurements of CIMT and vascular risk factors and brain MRI (structural and diffusion tensor); those with history of stroke were excluded. Results-In 96 subjects without stroke, there were significant associations between CIMT and markers of large vessel disease (carotid stenosis: rho=0.28; P=0.01) and intermediary risk factors (systolic blood pressure: rho=0.34; P=0.001). However, there were no significant associations between CIMT and markers of small vessel disease (white matter lesion load and water diffusion parameters). Conclusions-CIMT was not associated with neuroimaging biomarkers of small vessel disease in older volunteers without stroke. Any association between CIMT and white matter lesion in previous studies is likely to be mediated via common intermediary risk factors like hypertension. (Stroke. 2010;41:2083-2086.)

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ISBN: 0039-2499
Publication Year: 2010
Periodical: Stroke
Periodical Number: 9
Volume: 41
Pages: 2083-2086
Author Address: Shenkin, SD Univ Edinburgh, Div Clin & Surg Sci, Geriatr Med Unit, Dept Clin & Surg Sci, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, Midlothian, Scotland Univ Edinburgh, Div Clin & Surg Sci, Geriatr Med Unit, Dept Clin & Surg Sci, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, Midlothian, Scotland Univ Edinburgh, Ctr Cognit Ageing & Cognit Epidemiol, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, Midlothian, Scotland Wellcome Trust Clin Res Facil, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Univ Edinburgh, Dept Psychol, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, Midlothian, Scotland Univ Edinburgh, Western Gen Hosp, Div Clin Neurosci, Edinburgh EH16 4SB, Midlothian, Scotland