Neuropathological Findings of Dementia Associated With Subjective Hearing Loss

Conclusion: Subjective hearing loss was not found to be associated with significantly different dementia neuropathology, which counters hypotheses on hearing loss causing permanent neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. Hearing aid users were found to have a lower prevalence of dementia for similar levels of neurodegeneration, suggesting a potential neuroprotective effect of hearing aids.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: General practitioners, otolaryngology, neurology and audiology specialists should be aware of possible audio-vestibular side effects of drugs, such as hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and vertigo. The present guide represents a practical tool to rapidly identify potential audio-vestibular side effects of drugs as reported by the pharmaceutical companies and/or health agencies. PMID: 32767320 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yan-jun DU, Yi-ming TAO, Qing TIAN, Peng ZENG, Wen-hui WU, Jia-huan XIAO
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang H, Cao Y, Pei H, Wang H, Ma L, Wang Z, Diao X, Yang Y, Liu N, Wei Y, Li H Abstract Shenmayizhi formula (SMYZF) has been shown to have an effect on vascular dementia (VaD) in previous studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a combination of SMYZF with Ginkgo extract tablets improves mild-to-moderate VaD. In this 12-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled study, we randomly assigned 196 patients with VaD (aged 50-85 years) to either the SMYZF group (n = 98) or the Ginkgo group (n = 98). All patients received Ginkgo extract tablets as a basic treatment, whil...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, our data indicate that SZL plays its therapeutic role on AD by promoting PI3K/Akt-mTOR signalling pathway of oligodendrocytes. Thus, the present study may facilitate the therapeutic research of AD. PMID: 32774416 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: These findings demonstrate the remarkable potential of these extracts as valuable source of antioxidants with interesting acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity. PMID: 32765630 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Christensen MG, Damsgaard J, Fink-Jensen A Abstract BACKGROUND: Studies have consistently shown that patients with epilepsy could benefit from ketogenic diets (KDs). Recent evidence suggests that KD could be used in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the use and efficacy of KD, modified Atkins diet (MAD) and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) diet in infants, children, adolescents, and adults with CNS diseases. METHODS: This systematic review was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-An...
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the use of fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of pulmonary pathogenic microorganism infection in AIDS patients. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data, fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid laboratory examinations of 209 AIDS patients with pulmonary infection. Among 209 patients, we found 42 cases of mycobacterial infection, 3 cases of bacterial infection, 58 cases of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), 27 cases that were fungal positive, 99 cases of CMV, and 103 cases positive for GM test of which 83 cases were considered Aspergil...
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Exp Pathol Source Type: research
Purpose of review Activity-related breathlessness is a key determinant of poor quality of life in patients with advanced cardiorespiratory disease. Accordingly, palliative care has assumed a prominent role in their care. The severity of breathlessness depends on a complex combination of negative cardiopulmonary interactions and increased afferent stimulation from systemic sources. We review recent data exposing the seeds and consequences of these abnormalities in combined heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recent findings The drive to breathe increases (‘excessive breathing’) s...
Source: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS: Edited by Magnus Ekström and Morag Farquhar Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the characteristics of the nursing care provided to institutionalized elderly people with dementia. METHODS: Integrative review of studies published between 2013 and 2017, in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, from the databases BDENF, LILACS, CINAHL, PubMed, SciELO, TRIP, and National Guideline Clearing House. Thematic data analysis was used. RESULTS: From the data collected in the 41 included studies, three themes emerged: Care with a focus on the needs of elderly people in LTCIEs; Care based on the work process of the nursing team; and Shared care. Final considerations:...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
This article explores the relationship between falls and dementia, including the importance of rehabilitation strategies for reducing fall risk in these individuals. PMID: 32773046 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
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