An Analysis of Changes in Cerebral Blood Flood Velocities in Depressive Pseudo-Dementia and Alzheimer Disease Patients

Gucuyener D. O. , YENİLMEZ Ç., Ayranci U., Ozdemir F., UZUNER N., ÖZKAN S., ...More

NEUROLOGIST, vol.16, no.6, pp.358-363, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/nrl.0b013e3181a2eace
  • Journal Name: NEUROLOGIST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.358-363
  • Keywords: transcranial doppler ultrasonography, vasoneuronal reactivity, depressive pseudo dementia, Alzheimer dementia, MINI-MENTAL-STATE, MULTIINFARCT DEMENTIA, ELDERLY-PEOPLE, HEMODYNAMICS, METABOLISM, COMMUNITY
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Patients with pseudo-dementia are at particular risk of being labeled as Alzheimer dementia. We thus need better diagnostic methods. In this study, we evaluated the cerebral reactivity of the posterior cerebral arteries (PCAs) during visual stimulation by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography.