Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Pharmacological Treatments

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The Bibliographic Citations

Henderson, VW. (2014). Alzheimer’s Disease: review of hormone therapy trials and implications for treatment and prevention after menopause. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. July 2014; 142: 99-106. Full Text Link.

van der Wardt, V. Logan, P. Conroy, S. [et al] (2014). Antihypertensive treatment in people with dementia. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. April 19th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Leong, C. (2014). Antidepressants for depression in patients with dementia: a review of the literature. Consultant Pharmacist. April 2014; 29(4): 254-63.

Konno, R. Kang, HS. Makimoto, K. (2014), A best-evidence review of intervention studies for minimizing resistance-to-care behaviours for older adults with dementia in nursing homes. Journal of Advanced Nursing. April 16th 2014.

Beauchet, O. Launay, CP. Allali, G. [et al] (2014). Changes in gait variability with anti-dementia drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CNS Drugs. June 2014; 28(6): 513-8. Full Text Link.

Rijpma, A. Meulenbroek, O. Olde Rikkert, MG. (2014). Cholinesterase inhibitors and add-on nutritional supplements in Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Ageing Research Reviews. June 27th 2014; 16C: 105-112. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Fan, LY. Chiu, MJ. (2014). Combotherapy and current concepts as well as future strategies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. March 11th 2014; 10: 439-451. eCollection 2014. Review. Full Text Link.

Patatanian, E. Casselman, J. (2014). Dextromethorphan / quinidine for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect. Consultant Pharmacist. April 2014 ;29(4): 264-9.

Woodward, MR. Harper, DG. Stolyar, A. [et al] (2014). Dronabinol for the treatment of agitation and aggressive behavior in acutely hospitalized severely demented patients with noncognitive behavioral symptoms. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. April 2014; 22(4): 415-9.

Killin, LO. Russ, TC. Starr, JM. [et al] (2014). The effect of funding sources on donepezil randomised controlled trial outcome: a meta-analysis. BMJ Open. April 7th 2014; 4(4): e004083. Full Text Link.

Ma, H. Huang, Y. Cong, Z. [et al] (2014). The efficacy and safety of atypical antipsychotics for the treatment of dementia: a meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. July 2nd 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Wang, HF. Yu, JT. Tang, SW. [et al] (2014). Efficacy and safety of cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine in cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s disease dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies: systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. May 14th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Tan, CC. Yu, JT. Wang, HF. [et al] (2014). Efficacy and safety of Donepezil, Galantamine, Rivastigmine, and Memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. March 24th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Beishon, LC. Harrison, JK. Harwood, RH. [et al] (2014). The evidence for treating hypertension in older people with dementia: a systematic review. Journal of Human Hypertension. May 2014; 28(5): 283-7. Full Text Link.

Xing, SH. Zhu, CX. Zhang, R. [et al] (2014). Huperzine A in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and vascular dementia: a meta-analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014; 363985. Epub February 3rd 2014. Review. Full Text Link.

Broadstock, M. Ballard, C. Corbett, A . (2014). Latest treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. July 3rd 2014: 1-14. [Epub ahead of print].

Renard, D. de Pélichy, E. von Elm, E. [Long-term antipsychotics for patients with dementia – discontinue or continue treatment?]. Praxis. January 15th 2014; 103(2): 109-10. German.

Cheng, YH. Chuang, LY. Chang, HW. [et al] (2014). Improved candidate drug mining for Alzheimer’s Disease. Biomedical Research International. 2014; 897653. Epub February 27th 2014. Full Text Link.

Memory loss from statins unlikely. Harvard Heart Letter. March 2014; 24(7): 8.

Wang, J. Yu, JT. Wang, HF. [et al] (2014). Pharmacological treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. May 29th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Mauer, S. Vergne, D. Ghaemi, SN. (2014). Standard and trace-dose lithium: a systematic review of dementia prevention and other behavioral benefits. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. June 11th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

McGuinness, B. Craig, D. Bullock, R. [et al] (2014). Statins for the treatment of dementia. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews. July 8th 2014; Issue 7: No. CD007514. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Giannopoulos, S. Katsanos, AH. Kosmidou, M. [et al] (2014). Statins and vascular dementia: a review. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. March 24th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Miroddi, M. Navarra, M. Quattropani, MC. [et al] (2014). Systematic review of clinical trials assessing pharmacological properties of Salvia species on memory, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics. June 2014; 20(6): 485-95.

Su, Y. Wang, Q. Wang, C. [et al] (2014). The treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease using Chinese medicinal plants: from disease models to potential clinical applications. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. March 28th 2014; 152(3): 403-23.

Macedo, AF. Taylor, FC. Casas, JP. [et al] (2014). Unintended effects of statins from observational studies in the general population: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medicine. March 22nd 2014; 12: 51. Full Text Link.

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