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Table 1 Summary of clinical variables of brain donors used

From: Isolation of primary microglia from the human post-mortem brain: effects of ante- and post-mortem variables

Diagnosis Number Gender (F/M) Age ± SD PMD ± SD (hours) CSF pH ± SD Total time until processing ± SD
Control 43 1.69 80.91 ± 12.09 6.01 ± 1.31 6.52 ± 0.40 20.01 ± 8.88
AD 17 1.83 80.29 ± 9.92 5.29 ± 0.87 6.35 ± 0.19 19.71 ± 10.75
FTD 6 2 71.50 ± 7.09 5.53 ± 1.62 6.35 ± 0.20 28.44 ± 21.31
MS 32 1.13 65.31 ± 12.15 9.21 ± 1.68 6.46 ± 0.24 20.61 ± 10.01
PD 23 0.53 76.96 ± 10.12 5.77 ± 1.27 6.52 ± 0.24 22.48 ± 8.90
Other 14 0.78 70.25 ± 12.28 6.92 ± 2.77 6.49 ± 0.23 20.33 ± 5.22
All 135 1.17 74.87 ± 12.88 6.71 ± 2.13 6.47 ± 0.30 20.80 ± 10.47
  1. AD Alzheimer’s disease, FTD fronto-temporal dementia, MS multiple sclerosis, PD Parkinson’s disease, OD other diagnoses (major depression, bipolar disease, neuromyelitis optica, progressive supranuclear palsy), F female, M male, SD standard deviation