George Trapp

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IMPORTANCE Although vitamin E and memantine have been shown to have beneficial effects in moderately severe Alzheimer disease (AD), evidence is limited in mild to moderate AD. OBJECTIVE To determine if vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), memantine, or both slow progression of mild to moderate AD in patients taking an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. DESIGN,(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been associated with both oxidative stress and excessive glutamate activity. A clinical trial was designed to compare the effectiveness of (i) alpha-tocopherol, a vitamin E antioxidant; (ii) memantine (Namenda), an N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist; (iii) their combination; and (iv) placebo in delaying clinical(More)
Pascal’s rhombus is a variation of Pascal’s triangle in which values are computed as the sum of four terms, rather than two. It is shown that the limiting ratio of the number of ones to the number of zeros in Pascal’s rhombus, taken modulo 2, approaches zero. An asymptotic formula for the number of ones in the rhombus is also shown. c © 1999 Elsevier(More)
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