The Best of the Rest: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (December 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 5, December 2011 or Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012. Full credit should go to Medline / PubMed as the source of these bibliographic citations and abstracts.

Ances, BM. Benzinger, TL. Christensen, JJ. [et al]. 11c-pib imaging of human immunodeficiency virus-associated neurocognitive disorder. Archives of Neurology. January 2012; 69(1): 72-7. Full Text Link.

Brundel, M. de Bresser, J. van Dillen, JJ. [et al]. Cerebral microinfarcts: a systematic review of neuropathological studies. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. January 11th 2012.

Sabayan, B. Jansen, S. Oleksik, AM. [et al]. Cerebrovascular hemodynamics in alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia: a meta-analysis of transcranial doppler studies. Ageing Research Reviews. December 27th 2011. [Epub ahead of print].

Moore, E. Mander, A. Ames, D. [et al]. Cognitive impairment and vitamin B12: a review. International Psychogeriatrics. January 6th 2012: 1-16. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

O’Carroll, CB. Woodruff, BK. Locke, DE. [et al]. Is donepezil effective for multiple sclerosis-related cognitive dysfunction?: a critically appraised topic. Neurologist. January 2012; 18(1): 51-4.

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. Full Text Link.

Ford, AH. Almeida, OP. Effect of homocysteine lowering treatment on cognitive function: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: JAD. January 9th 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

Cooper, C. Mukadam, N. Katona, C. [et al]. Systematic review of the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions to improve quality of life of people with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics. January 16th 2012: 1-15. [Epub ahead of print].

Cooper, C. Mukadam, N. Katona, C. [et al]. Systematic review of the effectiveness of pharmacologic interventions to improve quality of life and well-being in people with dementia. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. January 12th 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

Man, SC. Chan, KW. Lu, JH. [et al]. Systematic review on the efficacy and safety of herbal medicines for vascular dementia. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012: 426215. Epub October 20th 2011. Full Text Link.

Barbash, S. Soreq, H, Threshold-independent meta-analysis of Alzheimer`s disease transcriptomes shows progressive changes in hippocampal functions, epigenetics and microRNA regulation. Current Alzheimer Research. February 1st 2012. [Epub ahead of print].

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