Navigation Links
Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia

Researchers studying a potential new drug for vascular dementia find it can help treat the cognitive impairment typical of the condition.//

Vascular dementia -- or VaD -- is usually associated with cardiovascular disease. About 15 percent to 20 percent of all cases of dementia are attributed to VaD. Unlike Alzheimer’s disease, which robs people of their cognitive abilities slowly over time, VaD often strikes quickly, such as after a stroke. However, studies show similarities between Alzheimer’s and VaD, particularly in terms of a cholinergic (nerve fiber) deficit, leading researchers to believe VaD patients may also benefit from treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors. Cholinesterase inhibitors are often used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

In this study, investigators studied the effect of the cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil on people with a probable or possible diagnosis of VaD. About 600 patients with an average age of 75 took part in the study. Patients were randomized to receive the drug in one of two doses -- five milligrams once a day or 10 milligrams once a day -- or a placebo, for 24 weeks. Patients on the higher dose first took the lower dose for about a month.

Results showed both of the active drug groups had improvements in cognitive function as measured by standard tests when compared with those who received the placebo. The 10-milligram per day dose resulted in additional treatment benefits on a test aimed at measuring dementia severity. The drug was also well tolerated, causing few unwanted side effects among those who received t.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
4. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
5. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
6. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
7. Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax
8. Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients
9. Effective therapy for Huntingtons disease
10. Chemotherapy Effective for Bladder Cancer
11. Drug Effective for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 ... ... providers of business support services to dental groups in the United States, today ... serving the community of Beaumont, CA. , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” with Mediation & Hypnosis ... planet are in a state of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense stress, and right now ... solution is timely when most people on the planet are experiencing a great degree of ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Dr. Chang ... persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as supporting staff in ... adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She joined the company in ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... ... , ... When professor and author Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, ... than become melancholic, however, he put together a final lecture in Carnegie Hall in ... a negative situation and turned it into something that inspired millions of people worldwide. ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... WHAT ... help treat patients with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, while reducing the need for ... but it captures exhaled gas and scrubs it free of carbon dioxide in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Trella ... Enquire, a leading provider of cloud CRM, marketing automation, and contact center solutions ... will involve the integration of Trella’s performance intelligence data and insights into Enquire’s ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... The GHT Companies , a leading developer ... Feeding San Diego with a press conference at its manufacturing facility in ... check of $5,000.00+ representing an overall donation result exceeding $30,000 to Feeding San Diego, ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... AseptiScope, a privately funded San Diego, California ... Year by MedTech Outlook. , “AseptiScope is pleased to receive this recognition,” ... who wear gloves on their hands, goggles on their eyes, covers on their shoes, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: