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BACKGROUND Amnestic MCI (aMCI) has notably increased in Shanghai, China. OBJECTIVE The study was designed to estimate the prevalence and incidence rates of aMCI and to determine the risk and protective factors for aMCI among persons ≥ 60 years-old and ≥ 70 years-old in Shanghai communities, respectively. METHOD We carried out this 1-year longitudinal(More)
Stromata occasionally are observed in Achnatherum sibiricum distributed in northern China. However, endophyte species that form stromata on that host have not been studied. Here we identified the first Epichloë sp. endophyte in stroma-bearing A. sibiricum. Isolated colonies of this Epichloë sp. were smoother and more compact than previously described for(More)
BACKGROUND Memantine hydrochloride is a N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist that may be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. AIM Compare the efficacy and safety of generic memantine hydrochloride produced in China to that of the imported proprietary version of the medication (Ebixa) in the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the characteristics of cognitive impairment in depressive elders in Shanghai. METHODS A total of 1 068 participants randomly selected from 4 communities in Shanghai underwent neuropsychiatric and psychiatrists clinical assessment. Among them, 102 depressive ones with a score of geriatric depression scale (GDS) > 10 and 102(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the reliability, validity, and diagnostic utility of the Chinese version of General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG-C). The GPCOG, which is specifically designed for use in primary care to screen for cognitive impairment, consists of a patient section testing cognition, and an informant section asking about decline in(More)
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