Using the Disease State Fingerprint Tool for Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
2016 (English)In: Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra, E-ISSN 1664-5464, Vol. 6, no 2, 313-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Disease State Index (DSI) and its visualization, Disease State Fingerprint (DSF), form a computer-assisted clinical decision making tool that combines patient data and compares them with cases with known outcomes. Aims: To investigate the ability of the DSI to diagnose frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Methods: The study cohort consisted of 38 patients with FTD, 57 with AD and 22 controls. Autopsy verification of FTD with TDP-43 positive pathology was available for 14 and AD pathology for 12 cases. We utilized data from neuropsychological tests, volumetric magnetic resonance imaging, single-photon emission tomography, cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and the APOE genotype. The DSI classification results were calculated with a combination of leave-one-out cross-validation and bootstrapping. A DSF visualization of a FTD patient is presented as an example. Results: The DSI distinguishes controls from FTD (area under the receiver-operator curve, AUC = 0.99) and AD (AUC = 1.00) very well and achieves a good differential diagnosis between AD and FTD (AUC = 0.89). In subsamples of autopsy-confirmed cases (AUC = 0.97) and clinically diagnosed cases (AUC = 0.94), differential diagnosis of AD and FTD performs very well. Conclusions: DSI is a promising computer-assisted biomarker approach for aiding in the diagnostic process of dementing diseases. Here, DSI separates controls from dementia and differentiates between AD and FTD.
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2016. Vol. 6, no 2, 313-329 p.
Alzheimer's disease, Frontotemporal dementia, Computer-assisted diagnosis, Magnetic resonance imaging, Neuropsychology, Single-photon emission tomography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-305956DOI: 10.1159/000447122ISI: 000384151900017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-305956DiVA: diva2:1043908
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme