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Serotonin may play important role in aging brain, dementia

August 18, 2017

Recent findings suggested the serotonin system may be an effective target for prevention and treatment of mild cognitive impairment.

“Now that we have more evidence that serotonin is a chemical that appears affected early in cognitive decline, we suspect that increasing serotonin function in the brain could prevent memory loss from getting worse and slow disease progression,” Gwenn S. Smith, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a press release.

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Lithium superior to divalproex for mania in geriatric bipolar I disorder

August 14, 2017
Lithium and divalproex were both well-tolerated and effective for mania in older adults with bipolar I disorder; however, lithium was associated with greater reduction…
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Ketamine safe, effective for geriatric treatment-resistant depression

July 31, 2017
Subcutaneous ketamine was safe and effective for older adults with treatment-resistant depression, according to preliminary findings. “As in younger populations…
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Bullous pemphigoid showed possible link to hematologic malignancy

July 11, 2017
Bullous pemphigoid demonstrated some association with hematologic malignancy despite showing no association with overall malignancy. In the current meta-analysis…
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Perioperative Care of the Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Orthopedics, December/January 2007, Volume 30 Issue 12
Osteogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disorder of the connective tissue whose primary manifestation is an increased…
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ACAAI speaker: Aging allergy patients 'underserved'

November 10, 2014
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