Clinical Medicine Research

Special Issue

Recent Research in Dementia

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Sumitha Agnina
About This Special Issue
Dementia is a major clinical issue for neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, specialist and general physicians. Dementia is a subject of extensive research the world over. Clinical aspects, pharmacological and non pharmacological therapeutic options, development of biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognosis, neuroimaging findings and newer protocols are but some of the challenging areas which are engaging the researchers. Further caregivers of subjects with dementia are also subject of clinical evaluation and research.

The special issue ’ Recent research in Dementia’ has been designed to provide a platform for clinicians and researchers engaged in research into clinical aspects of dementia to present their latest research findings.

The special issue will feature recently conducted original research as well as review articles summing up the current understanding on different aspects of dementia. This issue will be of utility to all professionals who are engaged in clinical care of subjects with dementia. The special issue will provide some answers and raise even more questions- setting the agenda for more clinical research in the field of dementia.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Sumitha Agnina

    Pharmacology, Sundry Brain institute, Germany

Guest Editors
  • Sumitha Agnina

    Pharmacology, Sundry Brain institute, Germany

  • Mina Chandra

    Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, India

  • Kuljeet Anand

    Department of Neurology, PGIMER and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

  • Haji Khan Khoharo

    Faculty of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, Isra University , Hyderabad, Pakistan

  • Karthik Bodhinathan

    Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, United States

Published Articles
  • 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
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cmr.s.2015040201.13
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    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
  • 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
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cmr.s.2015040201.12
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    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
  • 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
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cmr.s.2015040201.11
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    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