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


Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined during creation of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter. It is impractical to include all of these in any given month’s newsletter. There follows a brief list of some of the more worthy items which were considered briefly for, but not included in, Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011 or Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011. Full credit goes to Medline / PubMed as the source of these bibliographic citations and abstracts.

Mortby, ME. Maercker, A. Forstmeier, S. Apathy: a separate syndrome from depression in dementia? a critical review. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. November 16th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Pase, MP. Herbert, A. Grima, NA. [et al]. Arterial stiffness as a cause of cognitive decline and dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Internal Medicine Journal, December 8th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Makizako, H. Shimada, H. Doi, T. [et al]. The association between decline in physical functioning and atrophy of medial temporal areas in community-dwelling older adults with amnestic and nonamnestic mild cognitive impairment. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. December 2011; 92(12): 1992-9.

Chang-Quan, H. Hui, W. Chao-Min, W. [et al]. The association of antihypertensive medication use with risk of cognitive decline and dementia: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. International Journal of Clinical Practice. December 2011; 65(12): 1295-305.

Skogseth, RE. Fladby, T. Mulugeta, E. [et al]. [Biomarkers in spinal fluid of patients with dementia]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. November 15th 2011; 131(22): 2235-8. Norwegian. Full Text Link.

Shoamanesh, A. Kwok, CS. Benavente, O. Cerebral microbleeds: histopathological correlation of neuroimaging. Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2011; 32(6): 528-34. Epub November 18th 2011.

Begué, C. Martinetto, H. Schultz, M. [et al]. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance in Argentina, 1997-2008. Neuroepidemiology. November 5th 2011; 37(3-4): 193-202. [Epub ahead of print].

Olesen, J. Gustavsson, A. Svensson, M. [et al]. The economic cost of brain disorders in Europe. European Journal of Neurology. January 2012; 19(1): 155-162.

Thuné-Boyle, IC. Iliffe, S. Cerga-Pashoja, A. [et al]. The effect of exercise on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: towards a research agenda. International Psychogeriatrics. December 15th :2011 1-12. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Francke, AL. de Graaff, FM. The effects of group supervision of nurses: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. December 15th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Lockhart, IA. Orme, ME. Mitchell, SA. The efficacy of licensed-indication use of donepezil and memantine monotherapies for treating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in patients with Alzheimer’s disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra. January 2011; 1(1): 212-27. Epub Jul 20th 2011. Full Text Link.

Harisankar, CN. Mittal, BR. Agrawal, KL. [et al]. FDG-PET findings in fronto-temporal dementia: A case report and review of literature. Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM. April 2011; 26(2): 96-8. Full Text Link.

Park, HJ. Rosado, JA. Redondo, PC. [et al]. Immunophilin dysfunction and neuropathology. Current Medicinal Chemistry. December 1st , 2011; 18(35): 5398-407.

Azorin, JM. Kaladjian, A. Adida, M. [et al]. Late-onset bipolar illness: the geriatric bipolar type VI. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. June 7th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Lu, D. Song, H. Hao, Z. [et al]. Naftidrofuryl for dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. December 7th 2011; Issue 12:  No.CD002955. Full Text Link.

Stephan, BC. Hunter, S. Harris, D. [et al]. The neuropathological profile of mild cognitive impairment (MCI): a systematic review. Molecular Psychiatry. December 6th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Cappelletti, M. Butterworth, B. Kopelman, M. Numeracy skills in patients with degenerative disorders and focal brain lesions: A neuropsychological investigation. Neuropsychology. November 28th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Morris, MC. Nutritional determinants of cognitive aging and dementia. The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. November  9th 2011: 1-13. [Epub ahead of print].

Maglione, M. Maher, AR. Hu, J. [et al]. Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); September 2011. [Internet Ebook].  Full Text Link.

Wolfs, CA. Kessels, A. Severens, JL. [et al]. Predictive factors for the objective burden of informal care in people with dementia: a systematic review. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. November 9th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Chattopadhaya, S. Harikishore, A. Yoon, HS. Role of FK506 binding proteins in neurodegenerative disorders. Current Medicinal Chemistry. December 1st 2011; 18(35): 5380-97.

Ujkaj, M. Davidoff, DA. Seiner, SJ. [et al]. Safety and efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of agitation and aggression in patients with dementia. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. December 13th 2010. [Epub ahead of print].

Crawford, S. Whitnall, L. Robertson, J. [et al]. A systematic review of the accuracy and clinical utility of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination and the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-Revised in the diagnosis of dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. November 8th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Robinson, L. Dickinson, C. Rousseau, N. [et al]. A systematic review of the effectiveness of advance care planning interventions for people with cognitive impairment and dementia. Age and Ageing. December 8th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Van Durme, T. Macq, J. Jeanmart, C. [et al]. Tools for measuring the impact of informal caregiving of the elderly: a literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. November 10th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

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