Behnam Sabayan

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Alteration in cerebrovascular hemodynamics has reported in both ageing and dementia. However, it is still unclear whether this alteration follows similar pattern in ageing and in different dementia pathologies. The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate changes in cerebral blood flow velocity and pulsatility index in two most(More)
Memory complaints are found to be associated with depression. However, the question is, "How much these subjective complaints indicate objective memory impairments?" The aim of this study is to determine whether subjective memory complaints represent objective memory impairments and to establish the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with(More)
Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Different pathogenic processes have been studied that underlie characteristic changes of AD, including A beta protein aggregation, tau phosphorylation, neurovascular dysfunction, and inflammatory processes. Insulin exerts pleiotropic effects in neurons, such as the regulation of neural(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Epidemiological studies have shown mixed findings on the association between hypertension and stroke in the oldest old. Heterogeneity of the populations under study may underlie variation in outcomes. We examined whether the level of physical and cognitive function moderates the association between blood pressure and stroke. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal blood pressure targets in older adults are controversial. OBJECTIVE to investigate whether the relation of blood pressure with mortality in older adults varies by age, functional and cognitive status. DESIGN longitudinal geriatric outpatient cohort. SETTING Milan Geriatrics 75+ Cohort Study. SUBJECTS One thousand five hundred and(More)
We examined the association of accelerated progression of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) with mortality outcomes in 534 older subjects at risk for cardiovascular disease. Using brain magnetic resonance imaging, volume of WMH was measured 2 times in an average of 33 months apart. After the second magnetic resonance imaging, occurrence of death was(More)
Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) poses a major health problem in both developing and developed countries, no definite treatment is available for its cure; hence efforts are being focused on introducing disease-modifying agents for slowing down its course. Recent studies on the effects of sildenafil on different organs have shown that PDE-5 inhibitors may(More)
Objective: Many patients suffering from viral infections attend to health care centers. Data gathered from viral infections is limited to specific cases such as AIDS, viral hepatitis and Influenza. There is a significant lack of reliable documentation about other viral infections. In this study the prevalence and related costs of viral infections in(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac function is a key player in maintaining energy homeostasis in the brain. Heart failure is closely related to higher risk of neurocognitive disorders. Recent evidence shows that this relationship might not be limited to patients with advanced heart failure, and even suboptimal cardiac functioning is associated with accelerated brain(More)
OBJECTIVE Pathologies in the heart-brain axis might, independently or in combination, accelerate the process of brain parenchymal loss. We aimed to investigate the association of serum N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), as a marker of cardiac dysfunction, and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), as a marker of carotid atherosclerosis(More)