Clinical Medicine Research

Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015

  • Retinal Structural Changes in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Demirtzoglou Iordanis, Tsolaki Magda, Gougoulias Kyriakos, Oikonomidis Panagiotis, Karampatakis Vasileios

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, April 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Jul. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 22, 2014
    Published: Sep. 17, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Research in Dementia
    Abstract: Purpose: To assess retinal structural changes in persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and to correlate these changes with the level of cognitive function. Material-methods: Using high-resolution spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in MCI and control subjects we assess peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) thicknes... Show More
  • Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia and Caregiver Burden

    Arshad Yahya, Mina Chandra, Kuljeet Singh Anand, Jyoti Garg

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, April 2015
    Pages: 8-14
    Received: Dec. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 28, 2014
    Published: Feb. 08, 2015
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Research in Dementia
    Abstract: Dementia is a mental health disorder of global public health concern. The syndrome of dementia may be caused by various underlying diseases, each characterized by a specific constellation of signs and symptoms in combination with a presumed underlying substrate of neuropathology. Behavioral and psychological symptoms are integral part of dementia. ... Show More
  • Alcohol Induced Neurocognitive Impairment (Wernicke - Korsakoff): A Hidden Syndrome

    Prabhoo Dayal, Ankur Sachdeva, Mina Chandra, Kishore Hindustani, Kuljeet Singh Anand

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, April 2015
    Pages: 15-23
    Received: Dec. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 28, 2014
    Published: Feb. 08, 2015
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Research in Dementia
    Abstract: Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neuro-psychiatric syndrome due to inadequate supply of thiamine (vitamin B1) to the brain which leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Although alcohol use is the most common predisposing factor but Wernicke’s encephalopathy can occur in any patient with nutritional deficiency conditions such as hyp... Show More