Table of Contents
To view the fulltext, log-in or choose pay-per-view options:
Get Access

Neuropathological Substrates of Dementia and Depression in Vascular Dementia, with a Particular Focus on Cases with Small Infarct Volumes

Ballard C.a · McKeith I.b · O’Brien J.b · Kalaria R.b · Jaros E.b · Ince P.a · Perry R.b
aMRC Neurochemical Pathology Unit, Newcastle General Hospital and bUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2000;11:59–65 (DOI:10.1159/000017215)

Abstract

The neuropathological substrates of dementia and depression were evaluated in 30 patients with cerebrovascular disease and significant cognitive impairment (VaD), with a particular focus on patients with small infarct volumes (<15 ml). VaD patients with small infarct volumes had a similar degree of cognitive impairment to those with larger infarct volumes (>15 ml) but were significantly more likely to be depressed and to have areas of microinfarction. A review of individual cases with small infarct volumes suggested that the combination of microinfarction, diffuse white matter disease and perivascular changes, or the overlap of neurodegenerative pathologies and microvascular changes were particularly important. Microinfarction was also significantly associated with major depression.

Copyright © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

 

Individual Users: Register with Karger Login Information

Please create your User ID & Password





Contact Information











I have read the Karger Terms and Conditions and agree.


Pay-per-View Options
Direct payment This item at the regular price: USD 38.00
Payment from account With a Karger Pay-per-View account (down payment USD 150) you profit from a special rate for this and other single items.
This item at the discounted price: USD 26.50