A cholinesterase inhibitor that crosses the blood-brain barrier. Tacrine has been used to counter the effects of muscle relaxants, as a respiratory stimulant, and in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system disorders.
Drugs that inhibit cholinesterases. The neurotransmitter ACETYLCHOLINE is rapidly hydrolyzed, and thereby inactivated, by cholinesterases. When cholinesterases are inhibited, the action of endogenously released acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses is potentiated. Cholinesterase inhibitors are widely used clinically for their potentiation of cholinergic inputs to the gastrointestinal tract and urinary bladder, the eye, and skeletal muscles; they are also used for their effects on the heart and the central nervous system.
Acridines which are substituted in any position by one or more amino groups or substituted amino groups.
Drugs used to specifically facilitate learning or memory, particularly to prevent the cognitive deficits associated with dementias. These drugs act by a variety of mechanisms. While no potent nootropic drugs have yet been accepted for general use, several are being actively investigated.
Aryl CYCLOPENTANES that are a reduced (protonated) form of INDENES.
A cholinesterase inhibitor that is rapidly absorbed through membranes. It can be applied topically to the conjunctiva. It also can cross the blood-brain barrier and is used when central nervous system effects are desired, as in the treatment of severe anticholinergic toxicity.
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ACETYLCHOLINE to CHOLINE and acetate. In the CNS, this enzyme plays a role in the function of peripheral neuromuscular junctions. EC 3.1.1.7.
Alkaloids, mainly tropanes, elaborated by plants of the family Solanaceae, including Atropa, Hyoscyamus, Mandragora, Nicotiana, Solanum, etc. Some act as cholinergic antagonists; most are very toxic; many are used medicinally.
A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)
Peptides generated from AMYLOID BETA-PEPTIDES PRECURSOR. An amyloid fibrillar form of these peptides is the major component of amyloid plaques found in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and in aged individuals with trisomy 21 (DOWN SYNDROME). The peptide is found predominantly in the nervous system, but there have been reports of its presence in non-neural tissue.
A deaminated metabolite of LEVODOPA.
One of the catecholamine NEUROTRANSMITTERS in the brain. It is derived from TYROSINE and is the precursor to NOREPINEPHRINE and EPINEPHRINE. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement. A family of receptors (RECEPTORS, DOPAMINE) mediate its action.
A technique for measuring extracellular concentrations of substances in tissues, usually in vivo, by means of a small probe equipped with a semipermeable membrane. Substances may also be introduced into the extracellular space through the membrane.
Striped GRAY MATTER and WHITE MATTER consisting of the NEOSTRIATUM and paleostriatum (GLOBUS PALLIDUS). It is located in front of and lateral to the THALAMUS in each cerebral hemisphere. The gray substance is made up of the CAUDATE NUCLEUS and the lentiform nucleus (the latter consisting of the GLOBUS PALLIDUS and PUTAMEN). The WHITE MATTER is the INTERNAL CAPSULE.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
The geographic area of New England in general and when the specific state or states are not indicated. States usually included in this region are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
A neurotransmitter found at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system.
Abnormal structures located in various parts of the brain and composed of dense arrays of paired helical filaments (neurofilaments and microtubules). These double helical stacks of transverse subunits are twisted into left-handed ribbon-like filaments that likely incorporate the following proteins: (1) the intermediate filaments: medium- and high-molecular-weight neurofilaments; (2) the microtubule-associated proteins map-2 and tau; (3) actin; and (4) UBIQUITINS. As one of the hallmarks of ALZHEIMER DISEASE, the neurofibrillary tangles eventually occupy the whole of the cytoplasm in certain classes of cell in the neocortex, hippocampus, brain stem, and diencephalon. The number of these tangles, as seen in post mortem histology, correlates with the degree of dementia during life. Some studies suggest that tangle antigens leak into the systemic circulation both in the course of normal aging and in cases of Alzheimer disease.
An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
A subspecialty of pathology applied to the solution of clinical problems, especially the use of laboratory methods in clinical diagnosis. (Dorland, 28th ed.)
Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
Pathologic partial or complete loss of the ability to recall past experiences (AMNESIA, RETROGRADE) or to form new memories (AMNESIA, ANTEROGRADE). This condition may be of organic or psychologic origin. Organic forms of amnesia are usually associated with dysfunction of the DIENCEPHALON or HIPPOCAMPUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp426-7)
A prodromal phase of cognitive decline that may precede the emergence of ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other dementias. It may include impairment of cognition, such as impairments in language, visuospatial awareness, ATTENTION and MEMORY.
A single-pass type I membrane protein. It is cleaved by AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN SECRETASES to produce peptides of varying amino acid lengths. A 39-42 amino acid peptide, AMYLOID BETA-PEPTIDES is a principal component of the extracellular amyloid in SENILE PLAQUES.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
An imprecise term referring to dementia associated with CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS, including CEREBRAL INFARCTION (single or multiple), and conditions associated with chronic BRAIN ISCHEMIA. Diffuse, cortical, and subcortical subtypes have been described. (From Gerontol Geriatr 1998 Feb;31(1):36-44)
Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.
The addition of descriptive information about the function or structure of a molecular sequence to its MOLECULAR SEQUENCE DATA record.
The deposit of SEMEN or SPERMATOZOA into the VAGINA to facilitate FERTILIZATION.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Microtubule-associated proteins that are mainly expressed in neurons. Tau proteins constitute several isoforms and play an important role in the assembly of tubulin monomers into microtubules and in maintaining the cytoskeleton and axonal transport. Aggregation of specific sets of tau proteins in filamentous inclusions is the common feature of intraneuronal and glial fibrillar lesions (NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; NEUROPIL THREADS) in numerous neurodegenerative disorders (ALZHEIMER DISEASE; TAUOPATHIES).
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五種藥物是目前用於治療阿茲海默症的認知問題:其中四種是乙酰膽鹼酯酶抑制劑(他克林,tacrine、利凡斯的明,rivastigmine、加蘭他敏,galantamine和多奈哌齊,donepezil)以及其他(美金剛,memantine)則是N-甲基-D ... The current status of mild cognitive impairment-what do we tell our patients?. Nat Clin Pract Neurol. February 2007, 3 (2): 60- ... Carlesimo GA, Oscar-Berman M. Memory deficits in Alzheimer's patients: a comprehensive review. Neuropsychol Rev. June 1992
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Aminotransferase levels and silymarin in de novo tacrine-treated patients with Alzheimers disease. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord ... Most patients received intravenous silybin 20 to 48 mg/kg/day. However, 5 patients were given oral silymarin as well as ... Of the remaining 44 patients who received silymarin alone, only 1 patient died and that was because of a suicidal intake of ... In 2 trials involving 295 patients with liver cirrhosis, 9 patients (4 of whom withdrew from treatment) who received silymarin ...
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  • Donepezil, a second-generation cholinesterase inhibitor, has replaced tacrine. (acpjc.org)
  • The primary purpose of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of TRx0237 when taken at the same time as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (i.e., donepezil, galantamine, or rivastigmine) and / or memantine to treat patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Effect of Donepezil, Tacrine, Galantamine and Rivastigmine on Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition in Dugesia tigrina. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Its efficacy is similar to donepezil and tacrine . (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the most common drugs are tacrine, galantamine, and donepezil. (praguepost.com)
  • The efficacy and safety of donepezil as a treatment for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) was investigated in a multicenter, double-blind study. (neurology.org)
  • Patients were randomly assigned to treatment with placebo(n = 162), 5 mg/d donepezil (n = 154), or 10 mg/d donepezil (n = 157) for 24 weeks followed by a 6-week, single-blind placebo washout. (neurology.org)
  • These data indicate that donepezil is a well-tolerated drug that improves cognition and global function in patients with mild to moderate AD. (neurology.org)
  • To date, two ChE inhibitors have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat AD: tacrine, an acridine, and donepezil hydrochloride, a piperidine. (neurology.org)
  • In preclinical investigations, donepezil has been shown to have greater specificity for AChE than either tacrine or physostigmine and a longer duration of action than either of these drugs. (neurology.org)
  • The present phase III study was undertaken to further evaluate the efficacy and safety of donepezil at dosage levels of 5 and 10 mg/d versus placebo in patients with mild to moderate AD. (neurology.org)
  • But, other research suggests that ginkgo leaf extract might be less effective than the conventional drugs donepezil (Aricept) and tacrine (Cognex). (webmd.com)
  • This study is to compare the safety and effects of donepezil (Aricept) for patients reporting cognitive or memory issues after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients will receive either donepezil or placebo for 24 weeks. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • However, doctors commonly prescribe several medicines that may help improve the mental function of people with Alzheimer's disease, such as donepezil and tacrine. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Our results indicate that several marine metabolites bind to regions of the acetylcholinesterase active site that are not bound by the clinically-used drugs rivastigmine, galanthamine, donepezil, or tacrine. (mdpi.com)
  • 4) The results of clinical studies on donepezil show a very high significant difference on ADAS cog and CIBIC plus scores of AD patients. (nii.ac.jp)
  • For example, in a 3-year trial testing whether donepezil could delay diagnosis of AD in patients with MCI, its effects were positive during the entire trial only in a subgroup who carried the ApoE4 allele. (ajnr.org)
  • Indeed, three compounds have received European approval for the treatment of the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, first tacrine and more recently, donepezil and rivastigmine, all of which are cholinesterase inhibitors. (bmj.com)
  • One controlled clinical trial found that patients receiving donepezil plus memantine had better cognition and other functions than patients receiving donepezil alone. (rochester.edu)
  • Tacrine, donepezil, rivastigmine and galantamine belong to a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors. (courant.com)
  • Tacrine (Cognex®) was withdrawn from the US market in May 2012. (mayoclinic.org)
  • ABSTRACT Tacrine (1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-5-aminoacridine, THA, Cognex®) has had an interesting history since its synthesis in Australia as part of the WWII effort. (haciendapub.com)
  • Tacrine (Cognex®) was the first FDA approved drug for the treatment of the memory problems of Alzheimer's disease. (haciendapub.com)
  • Tacrine (also known as Cognex) has been around for a number of years, however it's ability to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease has only recently been discovered. (fsu.edu)
  • The cholinesterase inhibitor tacrine (Cognex) is used rarely because of potential liver toxicity and the need for frequent laboratory monitoring. (aafp.org)
  • However, milk thistle failed to prove effective for preventing liver inflammation caused by the Alzheimer's drug Cognex (tacrine). (epnet.com)
  • For some people in the early or middle stages of AD, medication such as tacrine (Cognex) may alleviate some cognitive symptoms. (rochester.edu)
  • In people with either type of dementia, rivastigmine has been shown to provide meaningful symptomatic effects that may allow patients to remain independent and 'be themselves' for longer. (wikipedia.org)
  • [9] For example, the presence of hallucinations appears to be a predictor of especially strong responses to rivastigmine, both in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a large clinical trial of the rivastigmine patch in 1,195 patients with Alzheimer's disease, the target dose of 9.5 mg/24-hour patch provided similar clinical effects (e.g. memory and thinking, activities of daily living, concentration) as the highest doses of rivastigmine capsules, but with one-third fewer reports of nausea and vomiting. (wikipedia.org)
  • During the past decade, medical researchers in many countries have conducted several dozen studies to determine the effects of galantamine in halting, or even reversing, the decline in memory and other cognitive functions that afflict patients with dementia. (life-enhancement.com)
  • One of the earliest chemical changes that occurs in the brain of Alzheimer's patients is the loss of acetylcholine, which acts as a chemical messenger. (fsu.edu)
  • Tacrine slows the breakdown of acetylcholine thus improving the quality of life for Alzheimer's patients. (fsu.edu)
  • It is hypothesized that tacrine, by inhibiting acetylcholine breakdown in the celiac ganglion, increases sympathetic activity in the liver leading to vascular constriction, hypoxia and liver injury. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Tacrine is referred to as a cholinergic agent, because of its involvement with acetylcholine. (poison.org)
  • The nucleus basalis in the basal forebrain is affected comparatively early in the process and acetylcholine levels inside the spinal fluid and brain of AD patients quickly reduce with the progression of the disease. (hindawi.com)
  • This fact supports the cholinergic hypothesis that acetylcholine diminution results in the cognitive decline observed in AD patients finally go to the first symptomatic treatment of AD [ 3 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • One method used to treat Alzheimer's patients is to try to increase their levels of acetylcholine to stave off progression of the disease and slow memory loss. (motherearthliving.com)
  • For instance, several FDA-approved drugs are designed to inhibit the breakdown of a chemical neurotransmitter, called acetylcholine, in the brain, which appears to be in short supply in Alzheimer's patients. (health-cares.net)
  • Fatal and serious hepatotoxicity was found to be minimal (less than 5 in over 300,000 patients). (haciendapub.com)
  • Unfortunately, reversible hepatotoxicity in about 30% of patients at therapeutic doses limits clinical use. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and characterize a model of tacrine hepatotoxicity to begin to understand the mechanisms of injury. (aspetjournals.org)
  • These data are consistent with the hypothesis that tacrine hepatotoxicity is a hypoxia-reoxygenation injury mediated through the sympathetic nervous system. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Administration of tacrine (THA) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease results in a reversible hepatotoxicity in 30-50% of patients, as indicated by an increase in transaminase levels. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Hepatotoxicity of tacrine: occurrence of membrane fluidity alterations without involvement of lipid peroxidation. (semanticscholar.org)
  • 5 Some ChE inhibitors such as tacrine and velnacrine also cause hepatotoxicity in many patients. (neurology.org)
  • The caffeine whisper examination does not classify patients susceptible to tacrine hepatotoxicity. (nippon-kan.org)
  • Newer cholinesterase inhibitors are safer and have replaced tacrine. (poison.org)
  • The earliest known ChE inhibitors, namely, physostigmine and tacrine, showed modest improvement in the cognitive function of AD patients. (nii.ac.jp)
  • Alzheimer medications (acetylcholinesterase inhibitors) and Namenda (NDMA antagonist) have varying degrees of benefits for patients - some patients have significant slowing of progression whereas others suffer a worsening of symptoms. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Although the efficacy of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) is well documented, the many side effects and potential for lethality in overdose associated with these drugs have been a discouragement for patients and physicians. (primarypsychiatry.com)
  • These results strongly support the concept that apoE4 plays a crucial role in the cholinergic dysfunction associated with AD and may be a prognostic indicator of poor response to therapy with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in AD patients. (pnas.org)
  • However, elderly patients are more likely to have breast cancer, strokes, or dementia, which may require caution in patients receiving this medicine. (drugs.com)
  • He discovered unique changes in the brain of a patient with severe dementia who had died - deposits of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. (poison.org)
  • Tacrine was the first FDA approved anti-dementia drug. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1984, it was inconceivable that a dementia patient could improve on a short or long term basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Effective in improving cognitive performance in patients suffering from Alzheimer's dementia. (healthyplace.com)
  • [9] [10] Multiple-infarct dementia patients may show slight improvement in executive functions and behaviour. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary efficacy measures were the cognitive portion of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS-cog) and the Clinician's Interview Based Assessment of Change-Plus (CIBIC plus), with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Clinical Dementia Rating Scale-Sum of the Boxes (CDR-SB), and patient rated Quality of Life (QoL) used as secondary measures. (neurology.org)
  • Combined administration of physostigmine and clonidine to patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type: a pilot safety study. (acnp.org)
  • TACRINE (TAK reen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. (nm.org)
  • Increasingly, clinical trials are being planned in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to prevent or delay the onset of dementia in Alzheimer disease (AD) by disease-modifying intervention. (snmjournals.org)
  • In addition, PET scores at study entry in MCI patients significantly predict clinical progression to dementia with a higher accuracy than Mini-Mental State Examination and ADAS-cog. (snmjournals.org)
  • Thus, there is an urgent need and interest to conduct clinical trials during the prodromal phase in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), with the aim to prevent or at least delay the onset of dementia by disease-modifying intervention ( 1 ). (snmjournals.org)
  • Using progression to dementia as the main outcome criterion usually has the disadvantage that it is not completely objective and only a minority of MCI patients will develop clinical dementia within 1-2 y ( 2 ). (snmjournals.org)
  • So far in the treatment of seventeen patients with Alzheimer's dementia symptoms, their cognitive function improved after treatment with NADH was done for eight to twelve weeks. (naturalherbsguide.com)
  • Previous functional MR imaging (fMRI) studies have demonstrated that altered activation patterns in memory-specific brain regions may be a surrogate marker of neural dysfunction in patients with early-stage dementia or in an at-risk groups, such as those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). (ajnr.org)
  • Increased Mortality in Elderly Patients with Dementia-Related Psychosis: Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. (drugster.info)
  • Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. (drugster.info)
  • A meta-analysis has been performed including 19 double blind, placebo controlled studies with piracetam in patients suffering from dementia or cognitive impairment in the elderly. (brainmeta.com)
  • A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia . (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Patients with severe dementia cannot perform activities of daily living. (health-cares.net)
  • Long-term dementia care may be needed for some patients with dementia. (health-cares.net)
  • Physicians diagnose dementia after questioning the patient and the family, taking into account the progression of the disease and the presence of other diseases. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • One must conclude that more patients with Alzheimer's disease should be treated with this drug, and their clinical course monitored closely by their physicians. (haciendapub.com)
  • Clinical outcome: 7 of 9 patients in the tacrine group were clinically unchanged or slightly improved during the study time. (lu.se)
  • In the untreated group 8 of 11 patients had deteriorated in clinical assessments and none had improved. (lu.se)
  • The effectiveness of tacrine was never great, but it slowed the deterioration of cognitive function and improved patients' overall clinical appearance…and patients were staying out of nursing homes longer. (poison.org)
  • The clinical pharmacokinetics of tacrine hydrochloride have been characterized in patients who have Alzheimer's disease. (semanticscholar.org)
  • He soon joined the clinical faculty of UCLA where he began working further on the development of tacrine as a practical treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • These patients present with clinical symptoms in their late 40s or early 50s. (medscape.com)
  • Marked variability in clinical presentation and outcome of patients with C1q immunodeficiency. (nih.gov)
  • However, clinical studies show that physostigmine has poor oral activity, brain penetration and pharmacokinetic parameters, while tacrine has hepatotoxic liability. (nii.ac.jp)
  • It is currently difficult to perform such trials because the implementation of clinical criteria for MCI and referral pathways that affect patient selection differ widely between centers, resulting in substantial patient sample heterogeneity in multicenter trials and poor comparability of patient samples between trials. (snmjournals.org)
  • He adds that bis-3-cognitin appears to avoid the acute toxicity problems of tacrine, but more pharmacological studies of bis-3-cognitin's properties and mode of action are needed before human clinical trials. (medicalxpress.com)
  • In addition, such markers may serve as a predictor of beneficial clinical response in individual patients, not all of whom benefit from such agents. (ajnr.org)
  • Drug and neutrophil concentration, demographic, and clinical chemistry data of several trials with docetaxel (637 patients), paclitaxel (45 patients), etoposide (71 patients), or topotecan (191 patients) were included in the covariate analysis of a physiology-based pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic neutropenia model. (aacrjournals.org)
  • I have extensive clinical experience with Ginkgo, having studied it, used it myself, and prescribed it for thousands of patients for close to 20 years. (drdharma.com)
  • The effect of the apoE4 allele on cholinomimetic drug responsiveness was assessed next in a group (n = 40) of AD patients who completed a double-blind, 30-week clinical trial of the cholinesterase inhibitor tacrine. (pnas.org)
  • The Food and Drug Administration made significant progress in this area when it recently announced that it is moving to step-up the process which allows patients with AIDS and other HIV-related diseases to use experimental pharmaceutical drugs outside the normal FDA controlled clinical program. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • A group of AIDS patients, so desperate for access to the experimental drug DDC, which was being tested in an FDA clinical trial, formed an underground network to copy the drug in less than scientific laboratories. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Taking anti-AD drugs as an example, in the past 10 years, none of the developing anti-AD drugs survived Phase 3 clinical trials due to the lack of efficacy in improving the cognitive deficits in AD patients [ 2 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was studied in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) before and after 14 months of tacrine treatment. (lu.se)
  • article{a42a0f99-94fd-4913-b3c1-936a0a2ea31b, abstract = {Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was studied in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) before and after 14 months of tacrine treatment. (lu.se)
  • A 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease developed progressive yellowing of the skin and fatal liver failure after 14 months of tacrine therapy. (poison.org)
  • A controlled trial of tacrine in Alzheimer's disease. (semanticscholar.org)
  • During this time Summers did a pilot intravenous, trial of tacrine in Alzheimer's disease and found measurable acute improvement in the memory performance of the subjects. (wikipedia.org)
  • 19. Farlow M, Gracon SI, Hershey LA, Lewis KW, Sadowsky CH, Dolan-Ureno J. A controlled trial of tacrine in Alzheimer's disease. (acnp.org)
  • This review of the literature demonstrates the studies that refuted the effectiveness of tacrine were seriously flawed. (haciendapub.com)
  • Tacrine hydrochloride hydrate is an inhibitor of both acetyl (AChE) and butyryl-cholinestrase (BChE) with IC50s of 31 nM and 25.6 nM, respectively. (adooq.com)
  • Biochemical and histochemical studies have demonstrated a widespread deficit in the activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (DAT). (kb.se)
  • The hydrochloride salt form of tacrine, an aminoacridine derivative with cognitive stimulating property. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Pharmacokinetics of tacrine hydrochloride in Alzheimer's disease. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The 1986 trial provided what was probably the most optimistic setting in which to show the efficacy of THA (now called tacrine). (acpjc.org)
  • Primary efficacy data from 3 trials which examined the therapeutic potential of silymarin in patients with cirrhosis, and included patient survival as an endpoint, demonstrated that silymarin had no significant beneficial effect on patient mortality. (springer.com)
  • 1 , 2 This article reviews the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease, evidence for the efficacy of various pharmacologic treatments, and guidelines for the use of drug therapy in patients with this devastating disease. (aafp.org)
  • The authors support that penetration of tacrine into CSF is highly variable in patients with Alzheimer's disease and that disparity in tacrine concentrations at the site of action may be one reason for conflicting results from studies of the efficacy of tacrine in Alzheimer's disease. (curehunter.com)
  • Inclusion of imaging techniques as biomarkers for patient selection and assessment of outcome is expected to increase trial efficacy. (snmjournals.org)
  • In 1986, a lead article ( 1 ) in New England Journal of Medicine reported the results of a small crossover trial of oral tetrahydroaminoacridine (THA) in patients with Alzheimer disease aged 40 years and older. (acpjc.org)
  • Tetrahydroaminoacridine lecithin combination treatment in patients with intermediate-stage Alzheimer's disease. (acnp.org)
  • Tetrahydroaminoacridine (THA, tacrine) is a centrally active reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. (kb.se)
  • 1997. "The Presence of Leuko-Araiosis in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease Predicts Poor Tolerance to Tacrine, but Does Not Discriminate Responders from Non-Responders. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Tacrine slows the breakdown of ACh, so it can build up and have a greater effect. (mayoclinic.org)
  • States that Tacrine, the first medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to ward off the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, should soon be available. (ebscohost.com)
  • Thiratmatrakul S, Yenjai C, Waiwut P, Vajragupta O, Reubroycharoen P et al (2014) Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modeling study of novel tacrine-carbazole hybrids as potential multifunctional agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (springer.com)
  • Keri RS, Quintanova C, Chaves S, Silva DF, Cardoso SM et al (2016) New tacrine hybrids with natural-based cysteine derivatives as multitargeted drugs for potential treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (springer.com)
  • What are the methodologic characteristics, quality, and results of trials of tacrine in the treatment of patients who have Alzheimer disease? (acpjc.org)
  • Tacrine doses ranged from 25 to 200 mg/d, and mean duration of treatment was 9.3 weeks (range 3 to 36 wk). (acpjc.org)
  • Tacrine is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Time for trypan blue to distribute evenly throughout the liver 3 hr after tacrine treatment was significantly increased (6.9 ± 1.3 min) compared to controls (1.0 ± 0.3 min) reflecting decreased tissue perfusion. (aspetjournals.org)
  • To test this hypothesis, the hepatic nerve was severed and animals were allowed to recover before tacrine treatment. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Furthermore, a free radical adduct was detected with spin trapping and electron spin resonance spectroscopy 8 hr after tacrine treatment, providing evidence for reoxygenation. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Long-term tacrine treatment in Alzheimer's disease may delay the progression of symptoms. (lu.se)
  • Eventually, there was enough evidence for the US Food and Drug Administration to approve tacrine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (poison.org)
  • He discovered that tacrine was readily absorbed by oral administration and did enter the central nervous system, An intravenous treatment for a chronic disease is not a practical treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • An oral preparation of tacrine was a potentially practical treatment for Alzheimer's. (wikipedia.org)
  • In particular, it appears to show marked treatment effects in patients showing a more aggressive course of disease, such as those with younger onset ages, poor nutritional status, or those experiencing symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Significant treatment benefits were also observed consistently in both the 5- and 10-mg/d groups on the MMSE and the CDR-SB, but there was no consistent effect on the patient-rated QoL. (neurology.org)
  • Long-term (12 months) treatment with an antioxidant drug (silymarin) is effective on hyperinsulinemia, exogenous insulin need and malondialdehyde levels in cirrhotic diabetic patients. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Medical cannabis is one of these natural treatments that patients are turning to for symptom relief and disease treatment. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Tacrine has been used to counter the effects of muscle relaxants, as a respiratory stimulant, and in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system disorders. (curehunter.com)
  • Patients were randomly allocated to either the topical silymarin (treatment) or placebo group. (naturalmedicinejournal.com)
  • Patients with esophagogastric malignancy were given 1,000 mg capecitabine twice a day, 12 hours apart, with a bolus of oxaliplatin (XELOX regimen) at 130 mg/m 2 starting on the first day of treatment and then at 3-week intervals for 4 cycles. (naturalmedicinejournal.com)
  • Patients that respond to the vitamin B12 treatment, would not have Alzheimer's disease. (naturalherbsguide.com)
  • Their cost-effectiveness from a societal perspective has not been universally recognized, and anybody who thinks these drugs are useful for individual patients will have to agree that the improvement above the starting point of treatment is moderate. (scialert.net)
  • Because fluoroquinolones, including NOROXIN, have been associated with serious adverse reactions (see WARNINGS ), reserve NOROXIN for use in patients who have no alternative treatment options for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (including cystitis) (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE ). (rxlist.com)
  • The control group of 20 patients did not receive any treatment. (brainmeta.com)
  • Available treatments for stroke have only a modest effect on motor rehabilitation and about 50-60% of stroke patients remain with some degree of motor impairment after standard treatment. (omicsonline.org)
  • The standard treatment for sub-acute and chronic stroke rehabilitation is a combination of physical, occupational and speech therapy, but still, after completing standard motor rehabilitation, about 50-60% of stroke patients experience some degree of motor deficits [ 2 ], highly impacting the quality of life of patients and their families. (omicsonline.org)
  • Recognizing common toxidromes will assist your assessment and treatment of the exposed patients, even when the specific toxin is unknown. (jems.com)
  • Silymarin 420 mg/day has also been shown to significantly increase serum levels of glutathione and glutathione peroxidase and SOD activity of erythrocytes and lymphocytes compared with placebo in patients with chronic alcoholic liver disease. (springer.com)
  • It is concluded that STT changes of a small magnitude are seen in about half of the cases of stroke patients without primary heart disease and that they do not resemble the typical pattern of acute myocardial ischaemia. (kb.se)
  • The signs and symptoms helped in clarifying the patient was suffering from acute exposure to an organophosphate, a key ingredient in the pesticide. (jems.com)
  • Also, expect rapid desaturation in patients with primary respiratory problems, such as congestive heart failure (CHF), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and diffuse pneumonia . (medscape.com)
  • Tacrine is used to treat the symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. (mayoclinic.org)
  • This is a safety and tolerability study to investigate the effect of GSK239512 on mild to moderate Alzheimers disease patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Forty percent of stroke patients experience moderate functional impairments and 15% to 30% severe disability [ 1 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • Uncoupling of rat and human mitochondria: a possible explanation for tacrine-induced liver dysfunction. (semanticscholar.org)
  • however, it was largely ineffective in patients with viral hepatitis. (springer.com)
  • The effect of cytochromes P4501A induction and inhibition on the disposition of the cognition activator tacrine in rat hepatic preparations. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Most guidelines for monitoring drug therapy in patients with Alzheimer's disease recommend periodic measurements of cognition and functional ability. (aafp.org)
  • neuropathological examination has shown this amount of amyloid neuritic plaque is present in patients with AD, but may also be present in patients with other types of neurologic conditions as well as older people with normal cognition . (rxlist.com)
  • Jarrott B (2016) Tacrine: in vivo veritas. (springer.com)
  • Effect of tacrine on in vivo release of dopamine and its metabolites in the striatum of freely moving rats. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Tacrine also significantly increased the binding of a hypoxia marker, pimonidazole, in pericentral regions almost 3-fold, and increased portal pressure in vivo significantly. (aspetjournals.org)
  • 2) It may explain why the oral dose response curve of tacrine is almost identical to the intravenous dose response curve. (haciendapub.com)
  • In 1981, the results of intravenous use of tacrine in Alzheimer patients were published. (haciendapub.com)
  • In nine of twelve subjects with putative Alzheimer's disease, intravenous tacrine demonstrated a beneficial short term effect. (haciendapub.com)
  • The effects of tacrine (THA) on extracellular concentrations of dopamine (DA), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, homovanillic acid and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid were investigated in the striatum of freely moving rats, using a microdialysis technique in which tacrine was administered locally via the microdialysis membrane. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Its authors, LeBars, et al , stated that ginkgo extract is safe and appears capable of stabilizing and in substantial number of cases, improving the cognitive performance and the social function of demented patients for six months to one year. (hubpages.com)
  • Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 5 drugs that temporarily improve the condition of patients suffering from AD, none is fully effective because of associated toxic effects [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The drug will not cure Alzheimer's and it will not stop the disease from it's normal progression, however it has been shown to improve thinking ability in some patients who suffer from this terrible plague. (fsu.edu)
  • The drug may cause liver problems, so blood tests must be conducted on a regular basis on patients using this drug. (fsu.edu)
  • The drug was later studied for its ability to reverse toxicity in patients who took too much of an anticholinergic substance. (poison.org)
  • As a result, the manufacturer stopped making tacrine, and the drug was discontinued in 2013. (poison.org)
  • Patients should be regularly re-evaluated to assess their ability to manage activities of daily living and prevent drug errors. (poison.org)
  • Albumin nanoparticles carrying cyclodextrins for nasal delivery of the anti-Alzheimer drug tacrine. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Besides the drug-based approach, patients could be given certain brain exercises that help with information retention. (praguepost.com)
  • Among the most promising of the human trials of centrophenoxine is a 1989 study in which the drug improved memory and learning in 50 elderly demented patients by as much as 48 percent. (nutritionreview.org)
  • Discusses the potential of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in protecting Alzheimer's disease patients from the degree of cognitive decline exhibited by those receiving placebo. (ebscohost.com)
  • In the United States, the drug tacrine is approved for this use. (motherearthliving.com)
  • The cognitins are a family of compounds derived from tacrine, the first drug approved by the FDA to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A population model incorporating four to five relevant patient factors for each drug to explain variability in the degree and duration of neutropenia has been developed. (aacrjournals.org)
  • These mechanistic models, including patient characteristics that influence drug-specific parameters, form the rationale basis for more tailored dosing of individual patients or subgroups to minimize the risk of infection and thus might contribute to a more successful therapy. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Analyses of seventeen placebo-controlled trials (modal duration of 10 weeks), largely in patients taking atypical antipsychotic drugs, revealed a risk of death in drug-treated patients of between 1.6 to 1.7 times the risk of death in placebo-treated patients. (drugster.info)
  • Over the course of a typical 10-week controlled trial, the rate of death in drug-treated patients was about 4.5%, compared to a rate of about 2.6% in the placebo group. (drugster.info)
  • The extent to which the findings of increased mortality in observational studies may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as opposed to some characteristic(s) of the patients is not clear. (drugster.info)
  • It is unclear from these studies to what extent the mortality findings may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as opposed to patient characteristics. (drugster.info)
  • Does the federal government have the right to tell a terminally-ill patient that a potentially life-saving experimental pharmaceutical drug is off-limits? (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The underground drug isn't produced under the same purity and safety standards during production as DDC, but some AIDS patients believe it's better than nothing. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Despite the hopes of families of Alzheimers' patients for access to the experimental drug THA, also known as Tacrine, an FDA panel on Alzheimer's disease last year determined that further study was needed. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • In December, the FDA allowed for an expansion of the control study by an additonal 3,000 patients who will have access to the drug at a higher dosage. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Tacrine , a once widely used drug for Alzheimer's, is no longer considered useful. (knowledgeofhealth.com)
  • There are 105 drug studies underway involving Alzheimer's disease that either help eradicate undesirable brain plaques (beta amyloid or tau protein, which are not evident in all patients with Alzheimer's) or attempt to allay symptoms of the disease. (knowledgeofhealth.com)
  • The 21 randomized trials involved 3555 patients (mean age 69 y). (acpjc.org)
  • No improvement occurred in any of the outcomes in 6 trials ( n = 581, range 10 to 440 patients). (acpjc.org)
  • Data from 15 of 21 heterogeneous trials show that tacrine leads to a modest improvement for ≤ 8 months. (acpjc.org)
  • A large number of trials have been performed in patients with DAT. (kb.se)
  • The article concludes that tacrine, although more difficult to properly dose than its competitor, is safe and effective, and even has some advantages over its competitors for reasons that are documented in the article that follows. (haciendapub.com)
  • 50% of patients who received tacrine had adverse events that required dose adjustment. (acpjc.org)
  • Some patients with Alzheimer's disease are able to dose their own medications but lose this ability as the disease worsens. (poison.org)
  • After subcutaneous administration of bethanechol, the patient should be observed for 30 minutes to 1 hour for possible severe reactions, and a syringe containing a dose of atropine should be immediately available to promptly counteract adverse effects. (pdr.net)
  • After subcutaneous administration, the patient should be observed for 30 minutes to 1 hour for possible severe reactions, and a syringe containing a dose of atropine should be immediately available during this period. (pdr.net)
  • The dose of GSK239512 will be titrated to reach the most well tolerated dose in the patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • For the transdermal patch, an initial dose of 4.6 mg per day increases to 9.5 mg per day after four weeks if the patient is not experiencing any intolerable side effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients can also take a protective dose of 120 mg of silymarin daily. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Here we report a structure-activity relationship study of tacrine and some of its analogues in relation to their inhibitory activities against Alzheimer's disease. (springer.com)
  • I was saddened to read a year later a poorly designed study about tacrine done. (haciendapub.com)
  • The Tacrine Study Group. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The oral tacrine study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 13, 1986. (wikipedia.org)
  • Features a study of the effects of tacrine on patients with Alzheimer's disease, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (ebscohost.com)
  • Patients eligible for this study had a diagnosis of uncomplicated AD. (neurology.org)
  • This study found no trace of aluminium in the brains of dead Alzheimer's patients, and suggested that previous studies that had, did so as a result of laboratory contamination, possibly through dyes used to stain the tissue for analysis. (healthy.net)
  • Tacrine in patients with Alzheimer's disease: a double blind placebo controlled multicenter study. (acnp.org)
  • 20 Another study found no benefit in 72 patients followed for 15 months. (medicalcityhospital.com)
  • A study done by the University of California, Davis found that at least half of the patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease had an overpowering need for sweets so that the caretakers had to restrict their access to these types of foods. (naturalherbsguide.com)
  • An Austrian researcher and physician Dr. George Birkmayer along with his colleagues have started a study on the use of Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) and are finding that this may be beneficial in treating patients with Alzheimer's disease. (naturalherbsguide.com)
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively the influence of patient-specific characteristics on the neutrophil concentration-time course, to identify patient subgroups, and to compare covariates on system-related pharmacodynamic variable between drugs. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Researchers at UC San Diego in April reported results from an eight-patient study that suggested gene therapy increasing the concentration of nerve growth factor in the brain could slow the progression of the disease. (courant.com)
  • You Have A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Help Recruit Patients For A Study That Could Once & For All Prove A Simple Vitamin Pill Can Prevent & Reverse The Most Dreaded Of All Illnesses - Alzheimer's Disease. (knowledgeofhealth.com)
  • In a pilot study other researchers overseas just reported a small number of patients (5) taking a fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 experienced restoration of some of their mental faculties and regeneration of brain activity as evidenced by PET scans. (knowledgeofhealth.com)
  • Whether you live in the White Plains area of New York or have loved ones or friends who do, get on the phone, email, blog spots, whatever means of communication, and roust up an army to help Gary E. Gibson PhD and colleagues recruit patients for this all-important study. (knowledgeofhealth.com)
  • Doctors who diagnose Alzheimer's disease in the New York area are in special contact with many patients who meet the study enrollment criteria. (knowledgeofhealth.com)
  • We evaluated a predefined quantitative measure (PET score) that is extracted automatically from 18 F-FDG PET scans using a sample of controls ( n = 44), patients with MCI ( n = 94), and patients with mild AD ( n = 40) from the Alzheimer Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). (snmjournals.org)
  • however, application in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is still under active investigation. (ajnr.org)
  • Tacrine may cause liver problems. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In Europe, milk thistle is often added as extra protection when patients are given medications known to cause liver problems. (epnet.com)
  • Information on the effects of tacrine is based on these patients. (mayoclinic.org)
  • used tacrine in the 1960s to reverse the effects of phencyclidine like drugs. (haciendapub.com)
  • In patients who have Alzheimer disease, tacrine has substantial adverse effects. (acpjc.org)
  • BACKGROUND: approximately one-third of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) respond favourably to the anticholinesterase tacrine, but the drug's usefulness is marred by a high incidence of side-effects. (ox.ac.uk)
  • [10] [11] These effects might reflect the additional inhibition of butyrylcholinesterase, which is implicated in symptom progression and might provide added benefits over acetylcholinesterase-selective drugs in some patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Effects of silymarin in alcoholic patients with cirrhosis of the liver: results of a controlled, double-blind, randomized and multicenter trial. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • 16. Eagger S, Morant N, Levy R, Sahakian B. Tacrine in Alzheimer's disease time course of changes in cognitive function and practice effects. (acnp.org)
  • Many patients haven't gotten the results they've wanted from conventional medicine or have experienced harsh side effects. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • This is encouraging news for patients and their families who have long suffered from the tragic and devastating effects of this cognitive disease. (marijuanadoctors.com)
  • Caregivers can help the patient make optimal use of his or her abilities by reducing the adverse effects of other health conditions, sensory impairments, and cognitive defects while maximizing social and environmental factors that support functional capacity. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • However, tacrine can have serious side effects, including liver damage. (motherearthliving.com)
  • Tacrine was eventually discontinued because of liver toxicity and other side effects. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Tacrine and bis-7-cognitin, which has a longer connecting chain than bis-3-cognitin, did not have the same effects. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Tacrine was the first to be approved but is rarely used anymore because of the possibility of serious side effects, including liver damage. (courant.com)
  • All sense of perspective is lost when the government worries about side effects from experimental drugs in patients who may die from their illnesses if they don't have the chance to use experimental drugs. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The need for frequent dosing is also a problem in patients with cognitive impairment. (acpjc.org)
  • Amyvid is indicated for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to estimate β- amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other causes of cognitive decline. (rxlist.com)
  • To make this decision, FDA reviews supporting data collected from several thousand patients during the drug's. (ebscohost.com)
  • It is difficult to dismiss the many previous studies which have made a connection between aluminium and AD, the latest also published only last year, which concluded that their findings "are consistent with a role for aluminium in the development of AD-like pathology in patients subjected to prolonged aluminium exposure" (The Lancet, April 23, 1994). (healthy.net)
  • Cholinesterase inhibitor drugs like tacrine improve the symptoms of the disease and increase quality of life but do not cure or reverse Alzheimer's disease. (poison.org)
  • There is no known cure for Alzheimer's disease, but some medications may have benefit in preserving independence for a period of time, and prolonging the time that the patient can be managed at home. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Other strategies used to help patients with Alzheimer's include psychotherapy techniques (reality orientation and memory retraining) and medications to relieve depression and calm agitated behavior. (health-cares.net)
  • I have introduced a resolution in the United States Senate which calls on the FDA to allow terminally-ill patients -- following consultation and approval from their physicians -- to have access to experimental drugs awaiting FDA approval without government interference. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The accompanying editorial explained how the improvement seen in most patients validated the hypothesis that Alzheimer disease is characterized by a cholinergic deficit. (acpjc.org)
  • This article examines the existing scientific applicability of the original cholinergic hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease by describing the biochemical and histopathological changes of neurotransmitter markers that occur in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease both at postmortem and neurosurgical cerebral biopsy and the behavioural consequences of cholinomimetic drugs and cholinergic lesions. (bmj.com)
  • The cognitins consist of two tacrine molecules connected by a flexible chain. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The bis-cognitins have two tacrine molecules connected by a flexible chain (see figure). (medicalxpress.com)
  • The condition age- proved in the United States as primary AD therapies associated memory impairment (AAMI) is a nonpathological can slow the progression of some symptoms, but gen- extreme of normal brain aging, but with less severe cognitive erally only for 6-12 months;2 half of all patients may impairment than aMCI. (slideshare.net)
  • Therefore, patients are treated to slow down the progression of their symptoms. (praguepost.com)
  • In patients who received topical silymarin gel, HFS development and progression were significantly delayed at 9 weeks when compared to placebo group ( P =0.03). (naturalmedicinejournal.com)
  • However, tacrine can improve thinking ability in some patients with Alzheimer's disease. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Existing drugs can only improve patients' symptoms. (springer.com)
  • Reports that taking Alzheimer's patients for regular walks may improve their communication skills, suggest two nurse researchers. (ebscohost.com)
  • It seems that higher levels will improve functioning in some patients with Alzheimer's. (druginfonet.com)
  • Mechanistic models allow to incorporate patient characteristics, which may improve patient predictions and help to identify therapeutic subgroups. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Induction of depression with oxotremorine in Alzheimer's disease patients. (acnp.org)
  • Rats were given tacrine (10-50 mg/kg, intragatrically) and killed 24 hr later. (aspetjournals.org)