Lower Plasma Klotho Concentrations Are Associated with Vascular Dementia but Not Late-Onset Alzheimer ’s Disease

Conclusion: In a sample of elderly individuals, we found a significant association between low plasma Klotho levels and VD, but not LOAD. This finding suggests that, although these 2 forms of dementia might overlap, some physiopathological mechanisms related to VD and LOAD remain distinct.Gerontology
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Authors: An L, Adeli E, Liu M, Zhang J, Shen D Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that impairs a patient's memory and other important mental functions. In this paper, we leverage the mutually informative and complementary features from both structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) for improving the diagnosis. Due to the feature redundancy and sample outliers, direct use of all training data may lead to suboptimal performance in classification. In addition, as redundant features are involved, the most discriminative feature subset ...
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The expert who once coined the rule 'Time is brain!' uses a model to argue that there is also a need to consider the circulation pattern in the brain.
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Authors: Wegehaupt FJ, Schleich J, Hamza B, Wiedemeier D, Attin T Abstract We compared the prevention of erosive and erosive/abrasive enamel loss by a medical minerals gel system (R.O.C.S.) to that by an anti-erosive toothpaste. Seventy-two bovine enamel samples were randomly allocated to six groups (E1–E3 and EA1–EA3; n=12). Per day, samples were eroded (2 min) 9 times using HCl (pH 2.6). Between erosive challenges and over night samples were stored in artificial saliva. Per day, samples were stored (100 s; groups E1–E3) or additionally brushed (20 brushing strokes; groups EA1–EA3) in/with ...
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Conclusions: The high prevalence of undiagnosed COPD and relevant pulmonary function impairments in this cohort of patients with AMI, and the fact that pulmonary disease was untreated in the majority of COPD patients, highlight the importance of a general pulmonary workup of patients with AMI. Furthermore, patients with CHD should undergo screening for COPD, given the fact that COPD patients had larger infarction size.Respiration
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