Navigation Links
Early Thinking Problems May Signal Future Dementia in Parkinson's Patients
Date:3/25/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- People newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease who have minor thinking problems may be on the way to early dementia, according to a new Norwegian study.

Some people with Parkinson's go on to develop dementia, but whether it is possible to predict who will fall into this group hasn't been clear. In this new study, researchers wanted to see if early signs of thinking problems would indicate who these patients might be.

"Mild thinking problems seem to be an important clinical concept for early detection of patients with Parkinson's disease who are at risk to develop dementia," said lead researcher Dr. Kenn Freddy Pedersen, from the Norwegian Center for Movement Disorders at Stavanger University Hospital.

"Specifically, we found that more than 27 percent of patients with thinking problems at diagnosis progressed to dementia during the first three years of follow-up," he said. "Even more interesting, almost half of the patients with persistent thinking problems one year after diagnosis developed dementia during the next two years."

One result was more encouraging: For some patients, thinking ability returned to normal over the course of the study.

Although there is no immediate clinical implication to the new findings, they may be important for trials of drugs that might slow or reverse the process leading to dementia, and the findings may also help in managing patients, Pedersen said.

The report was published March 25 in the online edition of the journal JAMA Neurology.

Dr. Brian Copeland, a movement disorder fellow at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and co-author of an accompanying journal editorial, said the study indicates that patients with ongoing evidence of thinking problems are at higher risk of getting dementia.

Although identifying patients with thinking problems is easy to d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Contract Research Organization, WCCT Global Announces Strong Focus for Early Phase Research for Obesity
2. Immune Therapy Shows Early Promise for Advanced Leukemia
3. Cruise Ship Virus Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly
4. Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death
5. PCL Alverno Laboratories Launches Blood Test to Aid in the Early Detection of Lung Cancer
6. Pneumonia patients nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression, impairments
7. More U.S. Kidney Exchanges Would Allow 1,000 Additional Transplants Yearly
8. New early warning system for the brain development of babies published in video journal
9. Nearly a third of antibiotic prescriptions for dialysis patients inappropriate
10. Trio of biomarkers may help identify kidney cancer in early stages
11. Early detection of MS treatment complication may improve survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/23/2014)... August 23, 2014 A team of New ... last longer when preceded by surgery and delivered by an ... the new study. Click here to read it now ... the cases of mesothelioma patients who underwent hemithoracic ... radiotherapy dose to the shape of a tumor. Patients ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... 2014 The MPWMD Board of Directors voted ... as a sole source of water for commercial and industrial ... architect, Ron Brown of Archworks, LLC in Carmel, California. ... first time a water district in the State of California ... source. AWGs at this time can now be used ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Youth substance abuse is ... no different in Houston, TX. Substance abuse can happen ... to drug and alcohol dependency in higher numbers than ... beat substance abuse, but don’t know where to find ... can be a challenge because most treatment options are ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... The IT manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a web ... He has recently announced that GoDaddy ( http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/GoDaddy.com/ ) ... , GoDaddy is a popular supplier of cheap web ... solutions at affordable rates. It offers three Linux shared ... depend on the length of the contract. The longest ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 AWeber, ... services that currently helps more than 120,000 small ... caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative ... crucial element for any online marketing campaign, despite what ... in the marketing world,” reports Michaels. “AWeber is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Study Links Hospital Experience and Prior Surgery with Mesothelioma Radiation Success, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Historical Moment in the Monterey Peninsula, Brings Drought Relief Solution to California, with the Help of EcoloBlue and AWG Technology 2Health News:New Houston Hotline Assisting Juveniles in Locating Dependable Rehabilitation Help 2Health News:AWeber: Review Exposes Affordable Provider of Opt-In Email Marketing Services 2
... cord blood are to be used for regeneration of broken ... €2.5 million to be headed by York University and // ... researchers from department of biology, sociology and Philosophy from York ... blood stem cells in the treatment of bone defects and ...
... as eliminated Leprosy but still we have to eradicate the ... the awareness regarding the // transmission of the bacteria and ... ,Indian Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss during the ... eradicate the disease which as about a 1 Lakh of ...
... in New South Wales are angry at a proposal to cut ... spokesman for the medical staff council at Wagga // Base Hospital, ... surgery every fourth Friday. ,"So it'd create a long ... small amount of money but at great cost to patient care," ...
... by researchers from University of Texas has revealed that ... can work wonders in easing depression. // Other ... alcohol, caffeine or smoking are associated with adverse health ... a group of 40 individuals, diagnosed with depression. None ...
... ever study conducted on the prevalence of diabetes in the ... diabetes has been uncovered. // So far, such studies ... which cannot be applied to South Asians. ,The ... and Diabetes Research Centre, an association of the World Health ...
... magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can help identify if an ... traditional polygraph tests. // The test further highlights certain ... tells a lie. Researchers from Temple University Hospital in ... in the latest issue of Radiology. ,The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prevention And Control Of Diabetes Crucial To Indian Population 2Health News:Brain Is More Active While Hiding The Truth, Reveals fMRI Imaging 2
(Date:8/22/2014)...  Diplomat, the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, ... in the 2014 Innovations in Specialty Pharmacy Competition, ... of the competition were announced in the August ... Diplomat was honored as a Top Innovator ... Through Diplomat University, the company has implemented a ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Ohio , Aug. 22, 2014 MC Medical, ... Inc. (MID), a Columbus, OH medical ... distribute the FloShield laparoscopic and robotic visualization system in ... be approved for sale in Japan ... a long-time experience and an extensive product portfolio in endoscopic ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... , Aug. 22, 2014  Mark Riccio, director ... imaging facility, is using the online crowd-funding platform ... 5D imaging to researchers and would-be superheros everywhere: ... "What would YOU do if you had Superman,s ... researchers and explorers everywhere, from elementary through high ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat honored as a Top Innovator by Specialty Pharmacy News 2MC Medical agrees to be the exclusive distributor of FloShield products in Japan 2Cornell's X-ray Imaging Lab Director Uses Kickstarter Campaign to "Democratize" Advanced 3D Imaging 2
... 16, 2011 Vista Partners announced today that ... CDY) (the "Company") and raised its twelve month target price ... stated, "Cellmid is on track to enter clinical trials for ... the billions. The Company recently completed humanisation of its "first ...
... The federal government,s tracking system for power wheelchairs ... for a new procurement policy implemented last January. Thus, ... of power wheelchairs provided than were actually delivered to ... report declines of 30 percent or more in their ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vista Partners Updates Coverage on Cellmid Limited; Raises Target Price to AUD $0.12 2American Association for Homecare: CMS Inexcusably Releases Flawed Utilization Data 2American Association for Homecare: CMS Inexcusably Releases Flawed Utilization Data 3American Association for Homecare: CMS Inexcusably Releases Flawed Utilization Data 4
For the quantitative determination of alanine aminotransferase in human serum....
... for the quantitative determination of ... or plasma. Single vial, dry ... must be purchased separately for ... reaction. Wavelength: 340 nm. Linearity: ...
Urea nitrogen (BUN) liquid reagent is used for the kinetic quantitative determination of Urea Nitrogen (BUN) in human serum used in routine examination and monitoring of therapy and relapses....
Intended for the quantitative determination of urea nitrogen in serum. Reaction: kinetic. Wavelength: 340 nm. Linearity: 150 mg/dL (53.4 mmol/L urea) at 37C....
Medicine Products: