Latest cognitive dysfunction Stories

2010-07-13 18:10:43

Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a study appearing in the July 13, 2010 print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These drugs, called anticholinergics, block acetylcholine, a nervous system neurotransmitter, and are widely-used medical therapies. They are sold over the...

2008-12-08 15:05:00

WILMINGTON, Del. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) and Targacept, Inc. today announced top-line results from a Phase IIb clinical trial of AZD3480 (TC-1734) conducted by AstraZeneca in cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia (CDS), known as the HALO trial. AZD3480 did not meet the trial's criteria for statistical significance on the primary endpoints, improvement on various cognitive domains measured by the IntegNeuro computerized test battery....

2008-08-05 18:00:41

Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of drugs known as NNR Therapeutics(TM), today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. Targacept reported a net loss of $6.8 million for the second quarter of 2008, compared to a net loss of $8.3 million for the second quarter of 2007. For the six months ended June 30, 2008, Targacept reported a net loss of $12.6 million, compared to a net loss of $13.1...

2006-11-08 03:00:10

By Kim, M J; Rolland, Y; Cepeda, O; Gammack, J K; Morley, J E Abstract Most persons with diabetes mellitus are over the age of 60 years. Males develop diabetes more commonly than females. Older diabetics tend to have both impaired insulin release as well as insulin resistance. In older persons diabetes mellitus is associated with decreased functional status and cognitive dysfunction. In general, older persons with diabetes are inclined to be underdiagnosed and undertreated. Managing...

2006-08-11 13:32:34

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly diabetics with poor blood sugar control have a high prevalence of undiagnosed cognitive dysfunction, depression and functional disabilities, according to a study by researchers in Boston. Dr. Medha Munshi, of the Joslin Diabetes Center, and colleagues examined the association between cognitive dysfunction and blood sugar control in 60 diabetics older than age 70. These individuals had diabetes for an average of about 14 years and elevated...

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