Antonino Maria Cotroneo

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BACKGROUND The studio di intervento nel decadimento vascolare lieve (IDEALE study) was an open multicenter Italian study, the aim of which was to assess the effectiveness and safety of oral citicoline in elderly people with mild vascular cognitive impairment. METHODS The study was performed in 349 patients. The active or citicoline group was composed of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of visual hallucinations and psychomotor agitation probably induced by an interaction between venlafaxine and propafenone. CASE SUMMARY An 85-year-old woman was admitted for evaluation of a mood disorder on March 20, 2006. Her general practitioner had prescribed sertraline for treatment, which had started about 6 months earlier.(More)
BACKGROUND Combined therapy of memantine and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be associated with higher benefits than either monotherapy. OBJECTIVE This retrospective multicentric study conducted in seven Italian Ambulatory Centers for Dementia assessed the efficacy and safety of memantine 20 mg/day(More)
A significant percentage of elderly subjects (50%-80%) suffering from sub-acute ischemic cerebrovascular disease, with or without moderate or severe cognitive memory decline and with or without associated behavioral and psychological symptoms, shows a complex syndrome. This syndrome is related to the progressive impairment of health conditions and/or(More)
BACKGROUND To date, delirium prevalence in adult acute hospital populations has been estimated generally from pooled findings of single-center studies and/or among specific patient populations. Furthermore, the number of participants in these studies has not exceeded a few hundred. To overcome these limitations, we have determined, in a multicenter study,(More)
BACKGROUND Citicoline is able to potentiate neuroplasticity and is a natural precursor of phospholipid synthesis, or rather serves as a choline source in the metabolic pathways for biosynthesis of acetylcholine. Several studies have shown that it can have beneficial effects both in degenerative and in vascular cognitive decline. The aim of the present study(More)
AIM The aim of the COGNIDAGE study was to examine the association between 25(OH)D and cognitive status in a group of elderly patients with vitamin D deficiency and high burden of comorbidities attending Geriatric Outpatient Clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied the relationship between 25(OH)D and cognitive functions taking into account comorbidities(More)
BACKGROUND Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AchEIs), such as rivastigmine, coadministered with cholinergic precursors, such as citicoline, could be effective in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in mixed dementia (MD), because they are able to increase the intrasynaptic levels of acetylcholine more than the single drugs given alone. OBJECTIVE The aim of the(More)
BACKGROUND Citicoline can have beneficial effects both in degenerative and in vascular cognitive decline in a variety of ways (apoptosis inhibition, neuroplasticity potentiation, phospholipid, and acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) have been used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). When co-administered with(More)
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