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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334234/is-there-an-association-between-severity-of-illness-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
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D Guenzani, M Buoli, G S Carnevali, M Serati, P Messa, S Vettoretti
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is a frequent condition in elderly subjects, and it is associated with psychiatric comorbidity, especially depressive symptoms. Purpose of the present research was to compare patients with different severity of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in terms of psychiatric symptoms. One hundred CKD subjects were randomly selected among those attending the Department of Nephrology, University of Milan. The patients were evaluated through the following rating scales: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Symptom Checklist (SCL-90), Kidney Disease Quality of Life- Short Form (KDQOL-SF) and Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS)...
January 15, 2018: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332926/differentiating-between-alzheimer-disease-patients-and-controls-with-phase-difference-enhanced-imaging-at-3t-a-feasibility-study
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Machiko Tateishi, Mika Kitajima, Toshinori Hirai, Tetsuya Yoneda, Mamoru Hashimoto, Nan Kurehana, Hiroyuki Uetani, Ryuji Fukuhara, Minako Azuma, Yasuyuki Yamashita
PURPOSE: To test the feasibility of the phase difference enhanced (PADRE) imaging for differentiation between Alzheimer disease (AD) patients and control subjects on 3T MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with AD and 10 age-matched control subjects underwent two-dimensional fast field echo imaging to obtain PADRE images on a 3T MR scanner. A double Gaussian distribution model was used to determine the threshold phase value for differentiation between the physiologic and non-physiologic iron in the cerebral cortices, and PADRE images were processed with the threshold...
January 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332036/relationships-between-lower-olfaction-and-brain-white-matter-lesions-in-elderly-subjects-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Juliette Heinrich, Jean-Sébastien Vidal, Axelle Simon, Anne-Sophie Rigaud, Olivier Hanon, Jacques Epelbaum, Cecile Viollet, Emmanuelle Duron
BACKGROUND: Olfactory impairment is reported in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is associated with hippocampal atrophy. In elderly people, dementia with AD neuropathology and white matter lesions (WML) is common. In this context, olfactory impairment could also depend on the presence of WML. OBJECTIVE: To assess the cross-sectional relationship between olfaction and WML in elderly subjects with MCI. METHODS: Consecutive subjects, >65 years old, diagnosed as MCI after a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment in an expert memory center, with a brain MRI performed within a year and without major depressive state, were included...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331872/effect-of-physical-activity-on-cognitive-flexibility-depression-and-rbd-in-healthy-elderly
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Stefanie Lerche, Alexandra Gutfreund, Kathrin Brockmann, Markus A Hobert, Isabel Wurster, Ulrike Sünkel, Gerhard W Eschweiler, Florian G Metzger, Walter Maetzler, Daniela Berg
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease increases with the raising number of elderly, which will be a challenging situation for the healthcare systems and society in the future. There is evidence that there are modifiable risk-factors e.g. physical activity for these diseases. Here, we study the interaction between sports inactivity with prodromal markers for neurodegeneration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigated 667 neurologically healthy individuals cross-sectional and a subgroup longitudinal over six years...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331848/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-apathy-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-double-blind-randomized-sham-controlled-cross-over-pilot-study
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Prasad R Padala, Kalpana P Padala, Shelly Y Lensing, Andrea N Jackson, Cassandra R Hunter, Christopher M Parkes, Richard A Dennis, Melinda M Bopp, Ricardo Caceda, Mark S Mennemeier, Paula K Roberson, Dennis H Sullivan
Apathy is a common and disabling behavioral concomitant of many neurodegenerative conditions. The presence of apathy with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is linked with heightened rates of conversion to Alzheimer's disease. Improving apathy may slow the neurodegenerative process. The objective was to establish the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in improving apathy in older adults with MCI. An 8-week, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled cross-over study was conducted in nine subjects (66 ± 9 years) with apathy and MCI...
January 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330465/insulin-resistance-is-associated-with-cognitive-decline-among-older-koreans-with-normal-baseline-cognitive-function-a-prospective-community-based-cohort-study
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Sung Hye Kong, Young Joo Park, Jun-Young Lee, Nam H Cho, Min Kyong Moon
We evaluated whether metabolic factors were associated with cognitive decline, compared to baseline cognitive function, among geriatric population. The present study evaluated data from an ongoing prospective community-based Korean cohort study. Among 1,387 participants who were >65 years old, 422 participants were evaluated using the Korean mini-mental status examination (K-MMSE) at the baseline and follow-up examinations. The mean age at the baseline was 69.3 ± 2.9 years, and 222 participants (52...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330017/a-wrapped-multi-label-classifier-for-the-automatic-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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C Salvatore, I Castiglioni
BACKGROUND: AD is the most frequent neurodegenerative disease, severely impacting our society. Early diagnosis and prognosis are challenging tasks in the management of AD patients. NEW METHOD: We implemented a machine-learning classifier for the automatic early diagnosis and prognosis of AD by means of features extracted, selected and optimized from structural MRI brain images. The classifier was designed to perform multi-label automatic classification into the following four classes: HC, ncMCI, cMCI, and AD...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329723/prolonged-grief-and-cognitive-decline-a-prospective-population-based-study-in-middle-aged-and-older-persons
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Heidi C Saavedra Pérez, M Arfan Ikram, Nese Direk, Henning Tiemeier
OBJECTIVE: Bereavement can result in unresolved and prolonged grief, often termed prolonged grief disorder (PGD). The impact of PGD on cognitive functioning is poorly understood. The aim of the study was to compare the cognitive decline, assessed by repeated measures of different cognition domains, between persons with normal and PGD and a non-grieving reference population in a 7-year follow-up study. METHODS: The study sample comprised 3126 non-demented persons, mean age: 64 years, of the Rotterdam Study...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328032/-tactics-of-choosing-cognitive-dysfunction-therapy-in-the-postoperative-period
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S Dubivska, O Kudinova, Yu Grigorov, N Bitchuk
The aim of the study is to formulate the tactics of assigning adequate neuroprotective therapy to patients with postoperative cognitive dysfunctions on the basis of subtracting the indicator of the total cognitive deficiency. To achieve this goal, we conducted a study of cognitive function in patients of different age groups: young age, middle age, elderly age with acute surgical pathology before surgery and at 1, 7, 30 days after surgery compared with preoperative data. Methods of research. The study of the cognitive sphere: scale MMSE, test drawing hours, test "10 words", battery tests for frontal dysfunction, method Schulte...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327173/personality-traits-patient-centered-health-status-and-prognosis-of-brain-tumor-patients
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Adomas Bunevicius
Personality traits can be related to prognosis of cancer patients. The study aimed to evaluate the association of big-five personality dimensions with emotional and cognitive health status, and prognosis of brain tumor patients. A total of 178 patients admitted for brain tumor surgery were evaluated for personality traits (Tem item Personality Inventory), depressive/anxiety symptoms (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale or HADS) and cognitive functioning (Mini Mental State Examination or MMSE) on admission...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324923/the-operation-of-the-day-care-centre-of-alzheimer-hellas-saint-helen-and-of-the-memory-clinic-of-papanikolaou-general-hospital-from-2007-to-2017
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Chrysa Papasozomenou, Eleni Poptsi, Eirini Maria Tabaki, Magda Tsolaki
OBJECTIVE: Nowadays, there is a rapid increase of neurocognitive disorders (ND), while Alzheimer disease (AD), is the most frequent type of neurodegeneration. Therefore, Day Care Centers (DCC) and Memory Clinics (MC) have been created in order to correspond to the rising needs of people with ND. The aim of the study was to record clinical and demographic characteristics of people with ND from the broader area of Thessaloniki. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data bases were collected and were analyzed in order to examine demographical characteristics of all visitors of the DCC of Alzheimer Hellas and of visitors of the Papanikolaou General Hospital, during the years 2007-2017...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322488/difficulties-with-fine-motor-skills-and-cognitive-impairment-in-an-elderly-population-the-progetto-veneto-anziani
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Chiara Curreri, Caterina Trevisan, Pamela Carrer, Silvia Facchini, Valter Giantin, Stefania Maggi, Marianna Noale, Marina De Rui, Egle Perissinotto, Sabina Zambon, Gaetano Crepaldi, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate dysfunction in fine motor skills in a cohort of older Italian adults, identifying their prevalence and usefulness as indicators and predictors of cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Population-based longitudinal study with mean follow-up of 4.4 years. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Older men and women enrolled in the Progetto Veneto Anziani (Pro.V.A.) (N = 2,361); 1,243 subjects who were cognitively intact at baseline were selected for longitudinal analyses...
January 11, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322314/cognitive-impairment-is-associated-with-elevated-serum-homocysteine-levels-among-older-adults
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Sunghee Kim, Bo Youl Choi, Jung Hyun Nam, Mi Kyung Kim, Dong Hoon Oh, Yoon Jung Yang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the associations between the risk of cognitive impairment and the serum levels of folate, vitamin B12, and homocysteine (Hcy). METHODS: Subjects were persons aged 60-79 years who participated in the Yangpyeong Cohort study between 2011 and 2012. Cognitive impairment and normal subjects consisted of 100 pairs of old adults matched by age, sex, and education levels. Cognitive function was evaluated with the Korean version of the Mini-Mental State Examination for Dementia Screening (MMSE-DS)...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321706/validity-and-reliability-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-multiple-sclerosis-related-symptom-checklist
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Zeliha Tülek, Cansu Polat, Murat Kürtüncü, Mefkure Eraksoy
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that causes different symptoms in each attack and has an individual-specific course. Detailed questioning and recording of MS symptoms is important for developing a management plan for individual-specific symptoms. The present study was planned to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of "Multiple Sclerosis-Related Symptom Checklist" (MS-RS), which has been developed for patients to personally follow-up the symptoms they experience...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319499/similar-treatment-outcomes-with-ginkgo-biloba-extract-egb-761-and-donepezil-in-alzheimer-s-dementia-in-very-old-age-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Michael Rapp, Martin Burkart, Thomas Kohlmann, Jens Bohlken
OBJECTIVE: To provide pilot data for the safety and efficacy of EGb 761 in the oldest-old patients (aged 80 or older). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we compared treatment outcomes with EGb 761 or donepezil over 12 months in 189 patients aged 80 years or older suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). RESULTS: Over 12 months, there was no significant difference in cognitive decline, measured with the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) score, between donepezil and EGb 761 (p = 0...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318859/-xingnao-kaiqiao-acupuncture-acupuncture-technique-for-restoring-consciousness-combined-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-patients-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-clinical-observation-and-its-influence-on-blood-rheology
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Sheng-Yu Zhang, Shao-Bing Liu, Hong-Wu Xie, Yi-Min Chen, Kang-Lin Liao, Yong Xiang, Dun Pan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of "Xingnao Kaiqiao" acupuncture(acupuncture technique for restoring consciousness) combined with hyperbaric oxygen in patients with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and assess its influence on blood rheology. METHODS: Forty patients with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy were randomly divided into treatment group and control group with 20 cases in each group. The treatment group received "Xingnao Kaiqiao" acupuncture combined with hyperbaric oxygen, and the control group received hyperbaric oxygen only...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318089/falls-cognitive-function-and-balance-profiles-of-singapore-community-dwelling-elderly-individuals-key-risk-factors
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Mei Teng Woo, Keith Davids, Jarmo Liukkonen, Jia Yi Chow, Timo Jaakkola
Objective: This study compared occurrence of falls, cognitive function, and balance profiles across participants in elderly age categories, investigating associations between the 3 aspects in a sample of Singapore's elderly population. Method: Community-dwelling elderly individuals (N = 385) were randomly recruited and grouped into "young-old (65-74 years)," "medium-old (75-84 years)," and "oldest-old (above 85 years)" groups. The Fallproof Health and Activity questionnaire, adapted Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and Berg Balance Scale (BBS) tests were used to survey information related to falls, cognition, and balance profiles...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317416/the-association-between-macronutrient-intake-and-cognition-in-individuals-aged-under-65-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bingjie Ding, Rong Xiao, Weiwei Ma, Lei Zhao, Yanxia Bi, Yong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to explore the correlation between daily energy intake from macronutrients and cognitive functions in a Chinese population aged less than 65 years. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study to explore the relationships between macronutrients' intake and cognitive function. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) and χ2 test were used to compare the demographic and physical characteristics, lifestyle and laboratory parameters with the intake of macronutrients among different quartiles of % fat/energy...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316899/plasma-long-non-coding-rna-bace1-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-disease
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Liang Feng, Yu-Ting Liao, Jin-Cai He, Cheng-Long Xie, Si-Yan Chen, Hui-Hui Fan, Zhi-Peng Su, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUNDS: Long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) have been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, but whether it can serve as a biomarker for Alzheimer disease (AD) is not yet known. METHODS: The present study selected four specific LncRNA (17A, 51A, BACE1 and BC200) as possible AD biomarker. RT-qPCR was performed to validate the LncRNA. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) and area under the ROC curve (AUC) were applied to study the potential of LncRNA as a biomarker in a population of 88 AD patients and 72 control individuals...
January 9, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316782/validation-of-the-conversion-between-the-mini-mental-state-examination-and-montreal-cognitive-assessment-in-korean-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Ryul Kim, Han-Joon Kim, Aryun Kim, Mi-Hee Jang, Hyun Jeong Kim, Beomseok Jeon
Objective: Two conversion tables between the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) have recently been established for Parkinson's disease (PD). This study aimed to validate them in Korean patients with PD and to evaluate whether they could be influenced by educational level. Methods: A total of 391 patients with PD who undertook both the Korean MMSE and the Korean MoCA during the same session were retrospectively assessed...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Movement Disorders
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