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C-Reactive Protein Tied to Delirium

C-Reactive Protein Tied to Delirium

The researchers found that postoperative delirium occurred in 24% of participants and that 12% had 2 or more delirium days.

Comparing Cognitive Dysfunction Assessments in Lupus

Comparing Cognitive Dysfunction Assessments in Lupus

Cognitive dysfunction is 3 times higher in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Aspirin Regimen Has No Benefit for Cognitive Decline

Aspirin Regimen Has No Benefit for Cognitive Decline

Chronic use of low-dose aspirin was not associated with onset of dementia or cognitive impairment, but was also not associated with significantly better global cognition.

Insulin Resistance Affects Cognition Later in Life

Insulin Resistance Affects Cognition Later in Life

The researchers found that higher baseline HOMA-IR and fasting insulin levels were independent predictors of poorer verbal fluency performance.

Cognitive Skills Adversely Affected by Thyroid Dysfunction

Cognitive Skills Adversely Affected by Thyroid Dysfunction

Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism scored worse on tests of processing speed than patients with normal thyroid function.

Evolocumab Does Not Affect Cognition When Combined With Statin Therapy

Evolocumab Does Not Affect Cognition When Combined With Statin Therapy

Previous research has suggested that statins and PCSK9 inhibitors may adversely affect cognition.

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Dementia Risk Later in Life

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Dementia Risk Later in Life

Middle-aged adults with orthostatic hypotension were found 40% more likely to develop dementia over time.

Using fMRI to Uncover Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Using fMRI to Uncover Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The study results suggest that patients with non-NPSLE have impaired memory function indicative of working memory-related neural dysfunction.

Mentally Stimulating Activities May Curb Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Mentally Stimulating Activities May Curb Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Engaging in mentally stimulating activities like games, crafting, and computers may help slow cognitive decline in the elderly.

MRI May Help ID Suicide Risk in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

MRI May Help ID Suicide Risk in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

Specific differences were found in the brains of those who attempted suicide and those who did not.

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