Medical Articles Reviewed in 2008

Here are the medical papers which were reviewed in 2008.

MRI measures of Temporoparietal Atrophy During Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease. Study examining factors that predict conversion from MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease.

How do you feel? Craig expands upon his model of interoception.

Clinical Prediction of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Disease. Study looking at factors that may influence progression from MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Enigma of the Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptor. A look at the mysterious peripheral benzodiazepine receptor.

MR Visualisation of the Insula. Characterising the anatomical boundaries of the Insular Cortex using an MRI study.

A case of neurogenic T-Wave inversion. Case study of a person who develops an infarct in the Insular Cortex and who also develops T-wave inversion.

Interoception and the Insular Cortex. A Craig paper developing his model of interoception.

The Relationship of Blood Pressure to Subcortical Lesions. Examination of relationship between BP and subcortical lesions in healthy elderly.

Insular Cortex Infarction in Middle Cerebral Artery Territory Stroke. Study examining relationship between insular cortex infarc and cardiovascular function.

Striatal Glutamate Levels and Cognitive Decline in the Elderly. Relation of striatal glutamate levels to cognitive decline.

Serotonin and Depression. Cowen’s model of serotonin and depression.

Crow on Psychosis revisited. Crow on psychosis. I reclassified this as a medical article.

Donepezil and Psychosocial Approaches in Dementia. Brief paper looking at Donepezil and/or psychosocial approaches in dementia.

Containdicated Medication in a Memory Disorder Clinic. Study looking at innappropriate medication in the elderly.

Effect of Dimebon on Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. Well publicised paper looking at Dimebon in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Medication Treatment of Residual Depression Symptoms. Paper looking at the benefits of treatment of residual symptoms in depression.

Mirtazapine for Generalised Anxiety. Study looking at Mirtazapine in the treatment of generalised anxiety.

Computer-assisted medication prescribing in the elderly. Study looking at the effects of computer aided prescribing in the elderly.

A Roadmap for Preventing Dementia. Leon Thal symposium on strategies for preventing dementia.

Crow on genes in schizophrenia. Crow’s summary of his theory of language development in relation to psychosis.

Pulsed Clomipramine Infusion in Depression. Study looking at IV and oral administration of Clomipramine in Depression.

Maintaining People on Antidepressants. Finnish study looking at factors influencing concordance with antidepressants.

Monitoring Kidney Function with Lithium. Paper on monitoring kidney function in people taking Lithium.

115 and a Sharp Cookie. Case study of a 115 year old lady and also a review of neuropathological process in Alzheimer’s Disease.

GABA Receptors in Anxiety. Imaging study looking at GABA receptor occupancy in people with panic disorder.

The Benefits of Exercise. Exercise in people with and without dementia.

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