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Classification of sporadic Creutzfeldt-jacob disease based on clinical and neuropathological characteristics

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Show simple item record Abrahantes, J. C. en_US Aerts, M. en_US van Everbroeck, B. en_US Saegerman, C. en_US Berkvens, D. en_US Geys, H. en_US Mintiens, K. en_US Roels, S. en_US Cras, P. en_US 2007-12-06T14:35:38Z 2007-12-06T14:35:38Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0393-2990 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-A5A en_US
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dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease of unknown cause. Patients are usually aged between 50 and 75 and typical clinical features include rapidly progressive dementia associated with myoclonus and a characteristic electroencephalographic pattern. Neuropathological examination reveals cortical spongiform change, hence the term 'spongiform encephalopathy'. Several statistical techniques were applied to classify patients with sporadic CJD (sCJD), based on clinical and neuropathological investigation. We focus on the classification of neuropathologically confirmed sCJD patients. In order to obtain a classification rule that correctly classifies this type of patients and at the same time controls the overall error rate, we apply several classification techniques, which in general, produce comparable results. The boosting method produces the best results and the variable 14-3-3 protein in cerebrospinal fluid plays the most important role in the prediction of neuropathologically confirmed sCJD. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Prion diseases en_US
dc.subject Creutzfeldt-Jacob syndrome en_US
dc.subject Spongiform encephalopathy en_US
dc.subject Disease classification en_US
dc.subject Criteria en_US
dc.title Classification of sporadic Creutzfeldt-jacob disease based on clinical and neuropathological characteristics en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 7 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle European Journal of Epidemiology en_US
dc.citation.volume 22 en_US
dc.citation.pages 457-465 en_US
dc.citation.jabbreviation Eur J Epidemiol en_US

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