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Evolocumab Has No Effect on Cognition in Patients Attaining Very Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol

Evolocumab Has No Effect on Cognition in Patients Attaining Very Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol

Previous reports have suggested that statins or the low levels of LDL cholesterol they promote may have an adverse impact on cognition.

Improving Diagnosis of Mild HIV-Related Neurocognitive Disorders

Improving Diagnosis of Mild HIV-Related Neurocognitive Disorders

Effective cognitive screening instruments are needed in order to assess and manage milder forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

Cognitive Impairment Not Common Post-Skull Radiation

Cognitive Impairment Not Common Post-Skull Radiation

Most patients undergoing skull base irradiation for cancer do not have detectable cognitive impairment.

Light Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms in Cognitively Impaired Patients

Light Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms in Cognitively Impaired Patients

Light therapy has a moderate effect on behavioral disturbances and depression for people with cognitive impairment.

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.

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