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Galantamine (reminyl) in the treatment of severe Alzheimer’s disease
Twenty-five patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in moderate-severe and severe stages received galantamine in dosage 8 mg daily during the 1st month with the following increasing to 16 mg daily. Six patients received 24 mg per day from the 3rd month. The total duration of therapy was 26 weeks. 15 patients received in addition the […]
Effect of oxcarbazepine in the treatment of agitation and aggression in severe dementia
Background/aims: To evaluate the efficacy of oxcarbazepine (OXC) in the treatment of agitation and aggression in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or both.; Methods: This is an 8-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial carried out independently of the pharmaceutical industry. Changes in the agitation and aggression subscore of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) were the […]
Increase of BDNF serum concentration in lithium treated patients with early Alzheimer’s disease
Preclinical and clinical studies gave evidence that lithium could be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In experimental investigations, lithium induces brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Recent studies have found a decrease of BDNF in the serum and brains of AD patients with potentially consecutive lack of neurotrophic support. We assessed the influence of […]
Atypical antipsychotic use and parkinsonism in dementia: effects of drug, dose, and sex
Background: Differences between atypical antipsychotics in their potential to cause parkinsonism and risk factors for antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism are not well established. There is a particular paucity of information on this in real-world use of these drugs, outside of clinical trial settings.; Objective: We compared the incidence of parkinsonism after new treatment with risperidone, olanzapine, or […]