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Neurodegenerative changes in the brainstem and olfactory bulb in people older than 50 years old: a descriptive study

Overview of attention for article published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, July 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 526)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Title
Neurodegenerative changes in the brainstem and olfactory bulb in people older than 50 years old: a descriptive study
Published in
Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, July 2015
DOI 10.1590/0004-282x20150066
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Authors

Francine Hehn de Oliveira, Edson Rodrigues Neto, Mariana Kumaira Fonseca, André Silvestre Reitz da Costa, Marcio Aloisio Bezerra Cavalcanti Rockenbach, Renata dos Santos Padilha, Liana Lisboa Fernandez, Arlete Hilbig

Abstract

With the increase in life expectancy in Brazil, concerns have grown about the most prevalent diseases in elderly people. Among these diseases are neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Protein deposits related to the development of these diseases can pre-date the symptomatic phases by years. The tau protein is particularly interesting: it might be found in the brainstem and olfactory bulb long before it reaches the limbic cortex, at which point symptoms occur. Of the 14 brains collected in this study, the tau protein was found in the brainstems of 10 (71.42%) and in olfactory bulbs of 3 out 11. Of the 7 individuals who had a final diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), 6 presented tau deposits in some region of the brainstem. Our data support the idea of the presence of tau protein in the brainstem and olfactory bulb in the earliest stages of AD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 35 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 17%
Student > Master 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Other 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 9 25%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 19%
Neuroscience 4 11%
Psychology 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 9 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 July 2015.
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#1,295,818
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#14
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#32,049
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