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Jeffrey Cummings, Philip Scheltens, Ian McKeith, Rafael Blesa, John E Harrison, Paulo H F Bertolucci, Kenneth Rockwood, David Wilkinson, Wouter Wijker, David A Bennett, Raj C Shah
BACKGROUND: Souvenaid® (uridine monophosphate, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, choline, phospholipids, folic acid, vitamins B12, B6, C, and E, and selenium), was developed to support the formation and function of neuronal membranes. OBJECTIVE: To determine effect sizes observed in clinical trials of Souvenaid and to calculate the number needed to treat to show benefit or harm. METHODS: Data from all three reported randomized controlled trials of Souvenaid in Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia (Souvenir I, Souvenir II, and S-Connect) and an open-label extension study were included in analyses of effect size for cognitive, functional, and behavioral outcomes...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Marissa B Guzzo, Hoa T Nguyen, Thanh H Pham, Monika Wyszczelska-Rokiel, Hieronim Jakubowski, Kerstin A Wolff, Sam Ogwang, Joseph L Timpona, Soumya Gogula, Michael R Jacobs, Markus Ruetz, Bernhard Kräutler, Donald W Jacobsen, Guo-Fang Zhang, Liem Nguyen
The methylfolate trap, a metabolic blockage associated with anemia, neural tube defects, Alzheimer's dementia, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, was discovered in the 1960s, linking the metabolism of folate, vitamin B12, methionine and homocysteine. However, the existence or physiological significance of this phenomenon has been unknown in bacteria, which synthesize folate de novo. Here we identify the methylfolate trap as a novel determinant of the bacterial intrinsic death by sulfonamides, antibiotics that block de novo folate synthesis...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Hui Chen, Shuai Liu, Miaoyan Zheng, Lu Ji, Tianfeng Wu, Guowei Huang, Yong Ji
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is a growing focus on frontotemporal dementia (FTD). However, compared with other major dementias, very little is known about the factors associated with FTD. The present study evaluated candidate factors associated with FTD in the Chinese population. METHODS: One hundred eight elderly patients (36 diagnosed with FTD and 72 controls) of the Neurology Central Hospital of Tianjin (China), were diagnosed by neurologists, and recruited for the study between November 2011 and November 2014...
July 2016: Archives of Medical Research
Lewis O J Killin, John M Starr, Ivy J Shiue, Tom C Russ
BACKGROUND: Dementia risk reduction is a major and growing public health priority. While certain modifiable risk factors for dementia have been identified, there remains a substantial proportion of unexplained risk. There is evidence that environmental risk factors may explain some of this risk. Thus, we present the first comprehensive systematic review of environmental risk factors for dementia. METHODS: We searched the PubMed and Web of Science databases from their inception to January 2016, bibliographies of review articles, and articles related to publically available environmental data...
October 12, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
Nor Faeizah Ibrahim, Daijiro Yanagisawa, Lina Wati Durani, Hamizah Shahirah Hamezah, Hanafi Ahmad Damanhuri, Wan Zurinah Wan Ngah, Mayumi Tsuji, Yuji Kiuchi, Kenjiro Ono, Ikuo Tooyama
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. The cardinal neuropathological characteristic of AD is the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) into extracellular plaques that ultimately disrupt neuronal function and lead to neurodegeneration. One possible therapeutic strategy therefore is to prevent Aβ aggregation. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin E analogs slow AD progression in humans. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF), a mixture of vitamin E analogs from palm oil, on amyloid pathology in vitro and in vivo...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Ingun Ulstein, Thomas Bøhmer
Evidence supports an association between vitamin deficiencies and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease (AD). If vitamin deficiencies are causative for AD development, they should be detectable during very early stages of AD. Here we investigated nutritional factors among home-living patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia due to AD, compared to healthy controls. Our study included 73 patients with AD (25 with MCI, 48 with dementia) and 63 cognitively intact age-matched controls...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Luta Luse Basambombo, Pierre-Hugues Carmichael, Sharlène Côté, Danielle Laurin
BACKGROUND: There are few studies of the association between the use of antioxidant vitamin supplements and the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Cognitive decline is generally viewed as part of the continuum between normal aging and AD. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the use of vitamin E and C supplements is associated with reduced risks of cognitive impairment, not dementia (CIND), AD, or all-cause dementia in a representative sample of older persons ≥65 years old...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Cédric Annweiler, Erdinç Dursun, Francois Féron, Duygu Gezen-Ak, Allan V Kalueff, Thomas Littlejohns, David Llewellyn, Pascal Millet, Tammy Scott, Katherine L Tucker, Selma Yilmazer, Olivier Beauchet
Hypovitaminosis D, a common condition in older adults, is associated with brain changes and dementia. Given the fast growing contribution of literature in this research field, clear guidance is needed for clinicians and researchers. International experts met at the invitational summit on "Vitamin D and cognition in older adults" in Boston, MA, July 2013. Based upon literature and expert opinion, the task force focused on key questions on the role of vitamin D in Alzheimer disease and related disorders. Each question was discussed and voted using a Delphi-like approach...
September 1, 2016: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
A John Camm, Gabriele Accetta, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Dan Atar, Jean-Pierre Bassand, Eivind Berge, Frank Cools, David A Fitzmaurice, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Shinya Goto, Sylvia Haas, Gloria Kayani, Yukihiro Koretsune, Lorenzo G Mantovani, Frank Misselwitz, Seil Oh, Alexander G G Turpie, Freek W A Verheugt, Ajay K Kakkar
OBJECTIVE: We studied evolving antithrombotic therapy patterns in patients with newly diagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and ≥1 additional stroke risk factor between 2010 and 2015. METHODS: 39 670 patients were prospectively enrolled in four sequential cohorts in the Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD-Atrial Fibrillation (GARFIELD-AF): cohort C1 (2010-2011), n=5500; C2 (2011-2013), n=11 662; C3 (2013-2014), n=11 462; C4 (2014-2015), n=11 046...
September 19, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Peter A Ljubenkov, Michael D Geschwind
Dementia often is defined as a progressive cognitive disturbance leading to a loss of independent function. Most clinicians are familiar with the typical pattern of amnestic Alzheimer's disease, the most common neurodegenerative presentation of dementia. Atypical dementia presentations, including atypical Alzheimer's variants, however, may pose a diagnostic challenge for even experienced clinicians. In this article the authors discuss clinical "pearls" for the diagnosis of various neurodegenerative dementia syndromes...
August 2016: Seminars in Neurology
Kadir Demirci, Mustafa Nazıroğlu, İshak Suat Övey, Hasan Balaban
A potent antioxidant, selenium might modulate dementia-induced progression of brain and blood oxidative and apoptotic injuries. The present study explores whether selenium protects against experimental dementia (scopolamine, SCOP)-induced brain, and blood oxidative stress, apoptosis levels, and cytokine production in rats. Thirty-two rats were equally divided into four groups. The first group was used as an untreated control. The second group was treated with SCOP to induce dementia. The third and fourth groups received 1...
September 15, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
Mitchell L Schubert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review summarizes the past year's literature, both clinical and basic science, regarding neuroendocrine and intracellular regulation of gastric acid secretion and proper use of antisecretory medications. RECENT FINDINGS: Gastric acid kills microorganisms, modulates the gut microbiome, assists in digestion of protein, and facilitates absorption of iron, calcium, and vitamin B12. The main stimulants of acid secretion are gastrin, released from antral G cells; histamine, released from oxyntic enterochromaffin-like cells; and acetylcholine, released from antral and oxyntic intramural neurons...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
Wen-Chuin Hsu, Yi-Chuan Chu, Hon-Chung Fung, Yau-Yau Wai, Jiun-Jie Wang, Jiann-Der Lee, Yi-Chun Chen
Mounting evidence shows that hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for cognitive decline. This study enrolled subjects with normal serum levels of B12 and folate and performed thorough neuropsychological assessments to illuminate the independent role of homocysteine on cognitive functions.Participants between ages 50 and 85 were enrolled with Modified Hachinski ischemic score of <4, adequate visual and auditory acuity to allow neuropsychological testing, and good general health. Subjects with cognitive impairment resulting from secondary causes were excluded...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kathleen Mikkelsen, Lily Stojanovska, Kathy Tangalakis, Marijan Bosevski, Vasso Apostolopoulos
Cognitive decline is one of the major causes of disability in older people. A high level of homocysteine, a byproduct of vitamin B, has been linked to brain atrophy, which itself is a precursor to cognitive decline leading to dementia and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, a low level of vitamin B is often noted in patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and its supplementation has been shown to improve memory and to slow the progress of brain atrophy. This information may aid in the use of vitamin B as a preventative measure against severe cognitive decline, and thus reduce the onset of conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease...
November 2016: Maturitas
Tom C Russ, Laura Murianni, Gloria Icaza, Andrea Slachevsky, John M Starr
BACKGROUND: Dementia risk is reported as being higher in the north compared to the south, which may be related to vitamin D deficiency. If this were the case, an opposite gradient of risk would be observed in the southern hemisphere, but this has not been investigated previously. METHODS: We calculated standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) for deaths in 2012 where dementia (Alzheimer's disease, vascular or unspecified dementia) was recorded as the underlying cause for 20 regions in Italy, 20 District Health Board areas in New Zealand and 29 Health Service areas in Chile...
2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Esther Setién-Suero, Marta Suárez-Pinilla, Paula Suárez-Pinilla, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Rosa Ayesa-Arriola
BACKGROUND: Elevated plasma homocysteine ​​(Hcy) levels have been associated with cognitive dysfunction in a wide range of conditions. The aim of this review is to establish which cognitive domains and populations are the most affected. METHODS: We systematically review the literature and consider all articles that showed any relationship between plasma Hcy levels and scores achieved on cognitive performance tests in both, the general population and patients suffering from central nervous system disorders and other diseases...
October 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Lixia Yu, Yuan Chen, Weiguang Wang, Zhonghai Xiao, Yan Hong
Hypobaric hypoxia (HH) leads to reduced oxygen delivery to brain. It could trigger cognitive dysfunction and increase the risk of dementia including Alzheimer's disease (AD). The present study was undertaken in order to examine whether B vitamins (B6, B12, folate, and choline) could exert protective effects on hypoxia-induced memory deficit and AD related molecular events in mice. Adult male Kunming mice were assigned to five groups: normoxic control, hypoxic model (HH), hypoxia+vitamin B6/B12/folate (HB), hypoxia+choline (HC), hypoxia+vitamin B6/B12/folate+choline (HBC)...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
N van Herwaarden, J M Bos, B Veldman, C Kramers
- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most widely used drugs worldwide. However, some patients use them without a good indication.- Although PPIs are generally safe, there is an increasing number of signals of potentially serious side effects.- This article gives an overview of the incidence and prevalence of the following side effects: gastroenteritis, respiratory tract infections, hypomagnesaemia, renal function disorders, vitamin B12 and iron deficiency, dementia, osteoporosis and fractures.- It is important to prescribe a PPI only when there is a good indication for use...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
A David Smith, Helga Refsum
Moderately elevated plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) is a strong modifiable risk factor for vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Prospectively, elevated tHcy is associated with cognitive decline, white matter damage, brain atrophy, neurofibrillary tangles, and dementia. Most homocysteine-lowering trials with folate and vitamins B6 and/or B12 tested as protective agents against cognitive decline were poorly designed by including subjects unlikely to benefit during the trial period. In contrast, trials in high-risk subjects, which have taken into account the baseline B vitamin status, show a slowing of cognitive decline and of atrophy in critical brain regions, results that are consistent with modification of the Alzheimer's disease process...
July 17, 2016: Annual Review of Nutrition
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Barbara Altieri, Cedric Annweiler, Giancarlo Balercia, H B Pal, Barbara J Boucher, John J Cannell, Carlo Foresta, Martin R Grübler, Kalliopi Kotsa, Luca Mascitelli, Winfried März, Francesco Orio, Stefan Pilz, Giacomo Tirabassi, Annamaria Colao
The objective was to provide the current state of the art regarding the role of vitamin D in chronic diseases (osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, dementia, autism, type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, male and female fertility). The document was drawn up by panelists that provided their contribution according to their own scientific expertise. Each scientific expert supplied a first draft manuscript on a specific aspect of the document's topic that was subjected to voting by all experts as "yes" (agreement with the content and/or wording) or "no" (disagreement)...
July 18, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
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