Marco Mercuri

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Cross-sectional associations between leukocyte count and sociodemographic and cardiovascular risk factors were investigated in 14,679 participants aged 45-64 years in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study carried out in four US communities in 1986-1989. Leukocyte count was strongly associated with present or past history of cigarette smoking and was(More)
Introduction: Agraphia or dysgraphia, observed often in early AD, encompasses a progressive disorganization and degeneration of the various components of handwriting. Methods: Deficits in writing ability, dysgraphia, and the relationship with other measures of cognitive decline were studied in a group of 30 patients, originating from the Lazio region, Rome,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between cognitive impairment and the performance of handwritten scripts presented as "letter-writing" to a close relative by patients with dementia Lewy bodies (DLB), as fluctuations of the symptoms phase, and in a matched group of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The degree(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients to express intentions and desires, and their decision-making capacity. This study examines the findings from a 6-month follow-up of our previous results in which 30 patients participated. MATERIALS AND METHODS The patient's cognition was examined by(More)
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