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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217728/acupuncture-for-patients-with-vascular-dementia-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Yang Ye, Ling-Yong Xiao, Yi-Hua Liu, Jing-Wen Yang, Chao-Qun Yan, Xue-Rui Wang, Guang-Xia Shi, Cun-Zhi Liu
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review protocol aims to provide the methods used to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy for treating vascular dementia. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The following eight databases will be searched from inception to July 2017: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, VIP Database and Wanfang Database. All randomised controlled trials in English or Chinese related to acupuncture for vascular dementia will be included...
December 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212993/-vascular-dementia-in-the-elderly
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2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210283/the-contribution-of-supplementary-tests-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-dementia
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F Moulin de Moraes, P Ferreira Bertolucci
INTRODUCTION: Supplementary tests are part of the clinical approach to diagnose cognitive impairment. We aimed to determine the role of supplementary examinations, except for biomarkers, on diagnostic stability of dementia over time and to identify reversible dementias. METHODS: We identified 432 patients with dementia who performed 2 clinical evaluations and the supplementary examinations recommended by the American Academy of Neurology in a follow-up period of 1 year...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210074/white-matter-degeneration-in-vascular-and-other-ageing-related-dementias
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REVIEW
Yoshika Hase, Karen Horsburgh, Masafumi Ihara, Raj N Kalaria
Advances in neuroimaging have enabled greater understanding of the progression of cerebral degenerative processes associated with ageing-related dementias. Leukoaraiosis or rarefied white matter (WM) originally described on computed tomography is one of the most prominent changes which occurs in older age. White matter hyperintensities (WMH) evident on magnetic resonance imaging have become commonplace to describe WM changes in relation to cognitive dysfunction, types of stroke injury, cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203753/-definition-and-treatment-of-stroke-over-the-centuries
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Anna Starostka-Tatar, Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Michał Skrzypek, Mariusz Gąsior, Marek Gierlotka
Stroke was already diagnosed in the ancient times. For hundreds of years the treatment of this disease has changed radically. According to the current WHO definition, stroke is a clinical syndrome caused by focal or generalized brain injury that lasts more than 24 hours or leads to death and has no other cause than vascular. Stroke constitutes a big social and economic problem, as it can lead to death or disability. In the highly developed countries stroke is the third most common cause of adult deaths, the second leading cause of dementia, and the most common cause of disability...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202645/influence-of-specific-comorbidities-on-survival-after-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Marianne Ewertz, Lotte Holm Land, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Deirdre Cronin-Fenton, Maj-Britt Jensen
BACKGROUND: While comorbidity indices are useful for describing trends in survival, information on specific comorbidities is needed for the clinician advising the individual breast cancer patient on her treatment. Here we present an analysis of overall survival, breast cancer-specific mortality, and effect of medical adjuvant treatment among breast cancer patients suffering from 12 major comorbidities compared with breast cancer patients without comorbidities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population was identified from the Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group and included 59,673 women without prior cancer diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in Denmark from 1990 to 2008 with an estimated median potential follow-up of 14 years and 10 months...
December 5, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200907/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-and-plasticity-of-the-posterior-cerebral-artery-following-permanent-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion
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Kyung-Ok Cho, Seul-Ki Kim, Seong Yun Kim
Vascular dementia (VaD) is a group of heterogeneous diseases with the common feature of cerebral hypoperfusion. To identify key factors contributing to VaD pathophysiology, we performed a detailed comparison of Wistar and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats subjected to permanent bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo). Eight-week old male Wistar and SD rats underwent BCCAo, followed by a reference memory test using a five-radial arm maze with tactile cues. Continuous monitoring of cerebral blood flow (CBF) was performed with a laser Doppler perfusion imaging (LDPI) system...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198136/hyperhomocysteinemia-induced-gene-expression-changes-in-the-cell-types-of-the-brain
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Erica M Weekman, Abigail E Woolums, Tiffany L Sudduth, Donna M Wilcock
High plasma levels of homocysteine, termed hyperhomocysteinemia, are a risk factor for vascular cognitive impairment and dementia, which is the second leading cause of dementia. While hyperhomocysteinemia induces microhemorrhages and cognitive decline in mice, the specific effect of hyperhomocysteinemia on each cell type remains unknown. We took separate cultures of astrocytes, microglia, endothelial cells, and neuronal cells and treated each with moderate levels of homocysteine for 24, 48, 72, and 96 hr...
November 2017: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198043/the-diagnosis-of-dementias-a-practical-tool-not-to-miss-rare-causes
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Camilla Ferrari, Benedetta Nacmias, Sandro Sorbi
Dementia represents one of the most diffuse disorders of our Era. Alzheimer's disease is the principle cause of dementia worldwide. Metabolic, infectious, autoimmune, inflammatory, and genetic dementias represent a not negligible number of disorders, with increasing numbers in younger subjects. Due to the heterogeneity of patients and disorders, the diagnosis of dementia is challenging. In the present article, we propose a practical diagnostic approach following the two-step investigation procedure. The first step includes basic blood tests and brain neuroimaging, performed on all patients...
December 2, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197532/vascular-risk-factor-burden-and-new-onset-depression-in-the-community
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Shayna Adams, Sarah Conner, Jayandra J Himali, Alexa Beiser, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri, Matthew P Pase
Depression is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiac events and stroke. We hypothesized that the vascular risk factor burden might itself predispose to both cardiovascular events and depression. Therefore, we examined whether aggregate scores of vascular risk factor burden were associated with the new-onset of depression in the community. We studied 2023 depression- and dementia-free Framingham Heart Study (Framingham, USA) Offspring participants who attended both examination cycles 7 (1998-2001) and 8 (2005-2008)...
November 29, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196576/apathy-is-associated-with-incident-dementia-in-community-dwelling-older-people
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Jan Willem van Dalen, Lennard L Van Wanrooij, Eric P Moll van Charante, Edo Richard, Willem A van Gool
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether apathy and depressive symptoms are independently associated with incident dementia during 6-year follow-up in a prospective observational population-based cohort study. METHODS: Participants were community-dwelling older people in the Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular Care trial, aged 70-78 years, without dementia at baseline. Apathy and depressive symptoms were measured using the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15)...
December 1, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191087/neuroprotective-effect-of-formononetin-in-ameliorating-learning-and-memory-impairment-in-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Hong-Xin Fei, Ying-Bo Zhang, Ting Liu, Xiao-Jie Zhang, Shu-Liang Wu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia among elderly population. Deranged β-amyloid (Aβ) trafficking across the blood-brain barrier is known to be a critical element in the pathogenesis of AD. In the vascular endothelial cells of hippocampus, Aβ transport is mainly mediated by low-density lipoprotein-associated protein 1 (LRP1) and the receptor for advanced glycation end (RAGE) products; therefore, LRP1 and RAGE endothelial cells are potential therapeutic targets for AD. In this study, we explored the effects of Formononetin (FMN) on learning and memory improvement in APP/PS1 mice and the related mechanisms...
December 1, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189301/assessing-fitness-to-drive-in-patients-with-different-types-of-dementia
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Dafne Piersma, Anselm B M Fuermaier, Dick De Waard, Ragnhild J Davidse, Jolieke De Groot, Michelle J A Doumen, Ruud A Bredewoud, René Claesen, Afina W Lemstra, Philip Scheltens, Annemiek Vermeeren, Rudolf Ponds, Frans Verhey, Peter P De Deyn, Wiebo H Brouwer, Oliver Tucha
Dementia is a risk factor for unsafe driving. Therefore, an assessment strategy has recently been developed for the prediction of fitness to drive in patients with the Alzheimer disease (AD). The aim of this study was to investigate whether this strategy is also predictive of fitness to drive in patients with non-AD dementia, that is, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. Predictors were derived from 3 types of assessment: clinical interviews, neuropsychological tests, and driving simulator rides...
November 17, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183926/protocol-for-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial-of-screening-and-enhanced-risk-management-for-vascular-event-related-decline-in-memory-served-memory
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Phyo Kyaw Myint, Yoon K Loke, William Davison, Katharina Mattishent, George Christopher Fox, Robert Fleetcroft, David Turner, Lee Shepstone, John F Potter
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. The development of dementia after stroke is common. Vascular risk factors (VRF) which contribute to stroke risk can also contribute to cognitive decline, especially in vascular dementia (VaD). There is no established treatment for VaD, therefore strategies for prevention could have major health resource implications. This study was designed to assess whether patients with early cognitive decline after stroke/transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can be easily identified and whether target-driven VRF management can prevent progression to dementia...
November 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183836/an-update-on-vinpocetine-new-discoveries-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Yi-Shuai Zhang, Jian-Dong Li, Chen Yan
Vinpocetine, a derivative of the alkaloid vincamine, has been clinically used in many countries for treatment of cerebrovascular disorders such as stroke and dementia for more than 30 years. Currently, vinpocetine is also available in the market as a dietary supplement to enhance cognition and memory. Due to its excellent safety profile, increasing efforts have been put into exploring the novel therapeutic effects and mechanism of actions of vinpocetine in various cell types and disease models. Recent studies have revealed a number of novel functions of vinpocetine, including anti-inflammation, antagonizing injury-induced vascular remodeling and high-fat-diet-induced atherosclerosis, as well as attenuating pathological cardiac remodeling...
November 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180015/pyruvic-acid-prevents-cu2-zn2-induced-neurotoxicity-by-suppressing-mitochondrial-injury
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Ken-Ichiro Tanaka, Mikako Shimoda, Masahiro Kawahara
Zinc (Zn) is known as a co-factor for over 300 metalloproteins or enzymes, and has essential roles in many physiological functions. However, excessively high Zn concentrations are induced in pathological conditions such as interruption of blood flow in stroke or transient global ischemia-induced neuronal cell death. Furthermore, we recently found that copper (Cu2+) significantly exacerbates Zn2+ neurotoxicity in mouse hypothalamic neuronal cells, suggesting that Zn2+ interaction with Cu2+ is important for the development of neurological disease...
November 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178502/survival-times-with-and-without-tube-feeding-in-patients-with-dementia-or-psychiatric-diseases-in-japan
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Keiko Takayama, Keisuke Hirayama, Akihiko Hirao, Keiko Kondo, Hideki Hayashi, Koichi Kadota, Hiroyuki Asaba, Hideki Ishizu, Kenji Nakata, Kairi Kurisu, Etsuko Oshima, Osamu Yokota, Norihito Yamada, Seishi Terada
BACKGROUND: It is widely supposed that there has been no evidence of increased survival in patients with advanced dementia receiving enteral tube feeding. However, more than a few studies have reported no harmful outcome from tube feeding in dementia patients compared to in patients without dementia. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Nine psychiatric hospitals in Okayama Prefecture participated in this survey. All inpatients fulfilling the entry criteria were evaluated...
November 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176753/centiloid-method-evaluation-for-amyloid-pet-of-subcortical-vascular-dementia
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Hyuk Jin Yun, Seung Hwan Moon, Hee Jin Kim, Samuel N Lockhart, Yearn Seong Choe, Kyung Han Lee, Duk L Na, Jong-Min Lee, Sang Won Seo
Reference region selection is important for proper amyloid PET analysis, especially in subcortical vascular dementia (SVaD) patients. We investigated reference region differences between SVaD and Alzheimer's disease (AD) using Centiloid scores. In 57 [C-11] Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positive (+) AD and 23 PiB (+) SVaD patients, we assessed standardized PiB uptake and Centiloid scores in disease-specific cortical regions, with several reference regions: cerebellar gray (CG), whole cerebellum (WC), WC with brainstem (WC + B), pons, and white matter (WM)...
November 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173807/association-between-hemostatic-markers-serum-lipid-fractions-and-progression-of-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-a-2-year-follow-up-study
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Jacek Staszewski, Renata Piusińska-Macoch, Bogdan Brodacki, Ewa Skrobowska, Adam Stępień
INTRODUCTION: Little is known if hemostatic markers and serum lipid fractions can predict further radiological progression beyond vascular risk factors in cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). We investigated whether they are associated with SVD radiological progression and if they are related to different SVD clinical manifestations. METHODS: A single-center, prospective, cohort study with 2 years of radiological follow-up was performed in consecutive patients with different SVD manifestations...
November 14, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171642/dietary-supplements-for-cognitive-impairment
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Javier Olivera-Pueyo, Carmelo Pelegrín-Valero
Alzheimer disease and the other neurodegenerative dementias as yet have no curative treatment. For this reason, the prevention of these conditions and non-pharmacological treatments are important fields of research at present. The Mediterranean diet (rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil, with regular fish consumption and low consumption of dairy products and meats) has been shown to reduce the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and, probably, the conversion of MCI to dementia. Vitamins, especially vitamin E and the vitamins of the B group, have also been associated with the prevention of cognitive impairment due to their antioxidant effects...
September 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
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