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BACKGROUND The objective was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of donepezil (5 and 10 mg/day) compared with placebo in alleviating manifestations of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHOD A systematic review of individual patient data from Phase II and III double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled studies of up to 24 weeks and(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin B-12 deficiency is usually accompanied by elevated concentrations of serum total homocysteine (tHcy) and methylmalonic acid (MMA). Folate deficiency also results in elevated tHcy. Measurement of these metabolites can be used to screen for functional vitamin B-12 or folate deficiency. OBJECTIVE We assessed the prevalence of vitamin B-12(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to assess the long-term risks of death, disability, and rebleeding in patients randomly assigned to clipping or endovascular coiling after rupture of an intracranial aneurysm in the follow-up of the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT). METHODS 2143 patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms were enrolled between 1994(More)
INTRODUCTION Flow diversion is a new approach to the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms which uses a high density mesh stent to induce sac thrombosis. These devices have been designed for the treatment of complex shaped and large size aneurysms. So far published safety and efficacy data on this approach is sparse. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over 8(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to determine the probability of seizures after treatment of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm by clip occlusion and coil embolization, and to identify the risks and predictors of seizures over the short- and long-term follow-up period. METHODS The study population included 2143 patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms who(More)
BACKGROUND The use of antidepressants for patients with dementia accompanied by depressive symptoms is widespread, but their clinical efficacy is uncertain. Many of the individual trials of antidepressants have been too small to provide precise estimates of the moderate benefits that might realistically be expected. Combining the information from all(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of selegiline in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease, in terms of cognitive performance, functional ability, emotional state (including behaviour and mood) and global response. Data Sources The Cochrane database of trials, Embase, Medline and Psychlit. Study Selection Unconfounded, double-blind, randomised(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia in older people accounting for some 60% of cases with late-onset cognitive deterioration. It is now thought that several neurotransmitter dysfunctions are involved from an early stage in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease-associated cognitive decline. The efficacy of selegiline for(More)
OBJECTIVE The criteria currently used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD) require the presence of dementia, i.e. cognitive impairment sufficient to affect normal social and/or occupational function. Dubois et al. (Dubois et al., 2007) have recently proposed a set of revised criteria that may aid the diagnosis of the earlier stages of AD, and do not require(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess myocardial perfusion and tissue oxygenation during vasodilator stress in patients with overt hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), as well as in HCM mutation carriers without left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, and to compare findings to those in athletes with comparable hypertrophy and normal controls. BACKGROUND(More)