The Best of the Rest: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (April 2011)


Each month a wide range of systematic reviews and meta-analyses are examined in the process of compiling the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter. It is impractical to include all of these in any given month’s newsletter. Here is a brief listing of the most worthy items which were considered briefly for, but not included in, Issue 9, April 2011 and Issue 10, May 2011. Full credit must go to PubMed as the source of these bibliographic citations and abstracts.

Recommended Measures for the Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Associated With Dementia. Jeon YH, Sansoni J, Low LF, Chenoweth L, Zapart S, Marosszeky N. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 May;19(5):403-415. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Personalised caregiver support: effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in subgroups of caregivers of people with dementia. Van Mierlo LD, Meiland FJ, Van der Roest HG, Dröes RM. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Apr 25. doi: 10.1002/gps.2694. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Toward defining the preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease: Recommendations from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association workgroup. Sperling RA, Aisen PS, Beckett LA, Bennett DA, Craft S, Fagan AM, Iwatsubo T, Jack CR, Kaye J, Montine TJ, Park DC, Reiman EM, Rowe CC, Siemers E, Stern Y, Yaffe K, Carrillo MC, Thies B, Morrison-Bogorad M, Wagster MV, Phelps CH. Alzheimers Dement. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Ethics of using assistive technology in the care for community-dwelling elderly people: An overview of the literature. Zwijsen SA, Niemeijer AR, Hertogh CM. Aging Ment Health. 2011 May;15(4):419-27. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Ankle-brachial index as a marker of cognitive impairment and dementia in general population. A systematic review. Guerchet M, Aboyans V, Nubukpo P, Lacroix P, Clément JP, Preux PM. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Effect of interventions to reduce potentially inappropriate use of drugs in nursing homes: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Forsetlund L, Eike MC, Gjerberg E, Vist GE. BMC Geriatr. 2011 Apr 17;11(1):16. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract). Full Text Link.

Hypertension is a potential risk factor for vascular dementia: systematic review. Sharp SI, Aarsland D, Day S, Sønnesyn H; Alzheimer’s Society Vascular Dementia Systematic Review Group, Ballard C. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Jul;26(7):661-9. doi: 10.1002/gps.2572. Epub 2010 Dec 29. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Predictive value of APOE-{varepsilon}4 allele for progression from MCI to AD-type dementia: a meta-analysis. Elias-Sonnenschein LS, Viechtbauer W, Ramakers IH, Verhey FR, Visser PJ. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Carbohydrates for improving the cognitive performance of independent-living older adults with normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment. Ooi CP, Loke SC, Yassin Z, Hamid TA. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Apr 13;4:CD007220. Review. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract). Full Text Link.

Psychological activities in neurorehabilitation: from research to clinical practice. Galante E, Gazzi L, Caffarra S. G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2011 Jan-Mar;33(1 Suppl A):A19-28. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Lack of Evidence for the Efficacy of Memantine in Mild Alzheimer Disease. Schneider LS, Dagerman KS, Higgins JP, McShane R. Arch Neurol. 2011 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print] . (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Meta-analysis of (123) I-MIBG cardiac scintigraphy for the diagnosis of lewy body-related disorders. King AE, Mintz J, Royall DR. Mov Disord. 2011 Apr 7. doi: 10.1002/mds.23659. [Epub ahead of print] (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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