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The role of carotid stenosis in vascular cognitive impairment.
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PMID:  11528153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of carotid stenosis in vascular cognitive impairment was reviewed using Medline, EMBASE, PsychLit and PsychInfo databases using the words "carotid stenosis", "neuropsychological tests" and "endarterectomy". Limited evidence exists for frontal lobe dysfunction associated with carotid stenosis, but there is a lack of systematic and prospective studies carried out in consecutive patients, including appropriate neuropsychological and MRI assessment. Possible pathophysiological processes suggested for cognitive impairment associated with carotid stenosis are suggested; these include chronic ischaemia and lacunar infarction; such mechanisms and resultant pathologies may co-exist in the presence of large-artery atheroma.
R Rao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European neurology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0014-3022     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-30     Completed Date:  2001-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150760     Medline TA:  Eur Neurol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel
Guy's King's and St Thomas' Medical School, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Street, London SE1 9RT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Ischemia / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  psychology
Carotid Stenosis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  psychology
Cognition Disorders / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Endarterectomy, Carotid / psychology
Frontal Lobe / physiopathology
Neuropsychological Tests*

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