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Spine Surgery under general anesthesia may not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Background: Volatile anesthetics cause Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-like neuropathology in animals. We determined whether spine surgery under general anesthesia and anesthetic choice contributed to AD development.; Methods: We searched the Clinical Data Repository of the University of Virginia for patients receiving spine surgery from January 1, 1992 to March 1, 2004. Patients with newly-diagnosed AD after […]
Evaluation of a brief educational program for dementia carers: the AENEAS study
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of a practical, easily implemented, educational intervention in group format for informal carers of persons with dementia.; Methods: Multi-centre, randomised, controlled, single-blind trial involving 292 family caregivers of patients with moderate dementia in Alzheimer’s disease.; Results: Participants valued program components which had a practical impact on their caring role. The […]
Adaptive cognitive testing in cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia
Background/aims: To examine whether brevity can be combined with precision in measuring global cognitive ability in patients with cerebrovascular disease (CVD) or vascular dementia (VaD). Longer tests (e.g. the CAMCOG) are precise but inefficient, whereas brief tests (e.g. the MMSE) are efficient but imprecise.; Methods: A simulated computerized adaptive testing (CAT) algorithm using existing CAMCOG […]
Malnutrition in community-dwelling adults with dementia (NutriAlz Trial)
Objectives: The objective of this study is to assess the nutritional status, measured by the MNA, in community-dwelling elderly individuals with dementia and to identify clinical risk factors for nutritional risk or malnutrition.; Design: Cross-sectional analysis of a cluster randomized clinical trial (Nutrialz).; Setting: Community-dwelling individuals attending dementia clinics.; Participants: 940 individuals.; Measurements: The clinical […]