Table 1

Comparison of DLB with AD

DLB (n=20)AD (n=20)
Gender10 M and 10 F10 M and 10 F
Age (mean±SD)78.7±6.978.5±5.0
MMSE (mean±SD)19.2±4.819.3±3.6
FAB (mean±SD)8.5±4.28.6±3.9
H/M of MIBG (mean±SD) (range)1.20±0.16
(0.95–1.46)
1.85±0.15
(1.71–2.18)
SSR (mean±SD) (cut-off: 0.90 mV)0.72±0.82*
(sensitivity: 85%)
(specificity: 85%)
2.33±1.32
HRV (mean±SD)
(cut-off: 0.933)
0.597±0.524
(sensitivity: 90%)
(specificity: 85.0%)
2.276±1.313
  • Fisher's exact probability test was used for analysis.

  • *p<0.01, comparing DLB with AD.

  • AD, Alzheimer's disease; DLB, dementia with Lewy bodies; F, female; FAB, the frontal assessment battery; H/M, the ratio of heart to mediastinum uptake; HRV, heart rate variability; M, male; MIBG, 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine imaging; MMSE, Mini-Mental State Examination; SSR: sympathetic skin response.