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M Boada-Rovira, I Hernández-Ruiz, S Badenas-Homiar, M Buendía-Torras, L Tárraga-Mestre
INTRODUCTION: People with Down syndrome have an early aging process, especially form their 40s. There is a significant average of them who initiate, from that age on, a progressive decline of their cognitive and functional abilities, due to a primary degenerative process Alzheimer's disease type. When assessing response to treatment with, pilot clinical trials on this population have demonstrated real benefits therapeutically. AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of a pharmacological treatment with donepezil over cognitive and behavioral disturbances on patients with Down syndrome older than 40 years, areas where family and professional educators of reference have observed cognitive and behavioral changes in comparison with their previous level of disability...
August 1, 2005: Revista de Neurologia
L C Werneck, P C Bittencourt, E M Nóvak
It is reported a case of a 61 years-old man with progressive asthenia, disfagia, disphonia and diplopia, of variable intensity during the day, who had a very good response to anticolinesterasic drugs and corticosteroids. The repetitive stimulation tests at low frequency, resulted in large increment (maximum 275%) of the basal voltage after exercise. At high frequency he also had a large increment. Radiological and laboratory investigation three times in a seven-year period was normal, without evidence of any neoplasia...
June 1985: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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