Patricia L Blanchette

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CONTEXT Parkinson disease (PD) has an unknown cause; however, convincing evidence is emerging that indicates pesticides can selectively injure the dopaminergic system in laboratory animals. Retrospective studies in humans demonstrate a link between exposure to agricultural lifestyle factors and PD. OBJECTIVE To determine whether working on a plantation in(More)
This bibliography identifies items of interest to those working with Alzheimer's disease in Hispanic/Latino American communities. The list is not exhaustive and selection does not constitute endorsement. It includes items on research outside the United States because of possible application to Hispanic/Latino groups in America. Additional items are listed(More)
This study assessed the clinical utility of repeating the phrase "No ifs, ands, or buts" for cognitive testing in Hawaii. 242 subjects were screened; 25 (10%) had cognitive impairment. 68% of all subjects were unable to say the phrase "No ifs, ands, or buts" (83% of cognitively impaired and 67% of cognitively intact, p = 0.122). Specificity for cognitive(More)
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