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Diagnostic and economic evaluation of new biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease: the research protocol of a prospective cohort study

  • Ron LH Handels1,
  • Pauline Aalten1,
  • Claire AG Wolfs1,
  • Marcel OldeRikkert2,
  • Philip Scheltens3,
  • Pieter Jelle Visser1, 3,
  • Manuela A Joore4,
  • Johan L Severens4, 5 and
  • Frans RJ Verhey1, 6Email author
BMC Neurology201212:72

Received: 1 November 2011

Accepted: 31 July 2012

Published: 10 August 2012

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31 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
10 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2377-12-72

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Authors’ Affiliations

Alzheimer Centre Limburg, School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS), University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Alzheimer Centre Nijmegen, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Alzheimer Centre, Department of Neurology, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Health Organization, Policy and Economics, Maastricht University, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology, University Hospital of Maastricht/Alzheimer Centre Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands