Tag Archives: University of Pittsburgh

New Uncertainties Around Irreversible Brain Cell Death Following Oxygen Deprivation? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Conventional medical wisdom holds that brain cells and working brain circuitry are prone to irreversible damage following merely minutes of interrupted blood flow and disrupted oxygen supply. Researchers at Yale University used an extracorporeal pulsatile-perfusion system to restore circulation in … Continue reading

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Update on the Association Between Anticholinergics and Dementia Risk (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A new statistical study has confirmed an association between use of certain anticholinergic drugs (commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression, Parkinson’s Disease and bladder problems) and a heightened risk of developing dementia. Other anticholinergics, taken to treat hay … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week 2015: Plus Articles on Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment / Dementia (UK Council on Deafness / BBC News / Various)

Summary Deaf Awareness Week falls between May 4th – 10th 2015. The UK Council on Deafness has produced posters in support of the event. Full Text Link Reference Connect and Communicate: Deaf Awareness Week 2015. [Online]: The UK Council on … Continue reading

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Common Medicines Associated With Dementia Risk (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary A US study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, concerning long-term use of anticholinergic-type drugs (those which block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine), in older people, has discovered an association with the risk of developing dementia. Higher doses and prolonged use of … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Further evidence points to the association between vitamin D deficiency and dementia risk. People over 65 with severe vitamin D deficiency have double the anticipated risk of developing dementia. Further research is needed to clarify the public health implications. … Continue reading

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Bapineuzumab Trials Results in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (New England Journal of Medicine)

Summary Bapineuzumab is an anti-amyloid-beta monoclonal antibody, which had shown promise for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Two double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trials have been conducted, involving 2204 patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. One trial involved 1121 carriers of … Continue reading

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Anaemia a Risk Factor for Dementia? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary This NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” critical appraisal of recent research featuring in the news is about whether anaemia in older adults is a potential risk factor for dementia and how to interpret the association discovered between anaemia, poor health and dementia. The study … Continue reading

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