Jón Snædal

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We sought to identify new susceptibility loci for Alzheimer's disease through a staged association study (GERAD+) and by testing suggestive loci reported by the Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC) in a companion paper. We undertook a combined analysis of four genome-wide association datasets (stage 1) and identified ten newly associated variants(More)
OBJECTIVE The proportion of elderly in the community is increasing and thereby the number of elderly drivers. This leads to an increase in the number of drivers with cognitive impairment and even dementia. This study looks into the problems this is creating. MATERIAL AND METHODS Interview with patients and their relatives seeking for cognitive impairment(More)
INTRODUCTION In almost all degenerative diseases of the brain aggregation of proteins inside neurons or extracellulary, is a common pathological phenomenon regardless of etiology. It is assumed that the biochemical pathways leading to aggregation are more harmful than the aggregations themselves and most likely imply production of free oxygen radicals. This(More)
We sought to identify new susceptibility loci for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) through a staged association study (GERAD+) and by testing suggestive loci reported by the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC). First, we undertook a combined analysis of four genome-wide association datasets (Stage 1) and identified 10 novel variants with P≤1×10−5. These(More)
Delirium is a sudden and usually transient disturbance in consciousness, attention, cognition, perception and emotions. The pathophysiology is unknown but possible causes include neurotransmitter disturbances and inflammation reaction. Delirium is common in patients after open cardiac surgeries and can lead to serious consequences. Research shows that(More)
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