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ERIC Number: ED294096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Differential Diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Other Dementing Diseases. January 1983 through June 1987. National Library of Medicine Literature Search No. 87-6.
Patrias, Karen; And Others
This bibliography containing 713 citations focuses on the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other diseases involving dementia. Coverage is from January 1983 through June 1987. A short review of the impact of Alzheimer's and other mental diseases opens the document which is divided into four sections: reviews, general discussion of differential diagnosis, methods of diagnosis, and specific diseases. The methods of diagnosis section is divided into these subcategories: cerebral blood flow measures, dexamethasone suppression test, eletrophysiological indices, imaging techniques, language evaluation, neurological tests, neuropsychological tests, rating scales, and miscellaneous tests. The section on diseases involving dementia is divided into these subcategories: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease, cerebropathies, cerebrovascular disorders, Down's Syndrome, Huntington's Disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt Syndrome, neoplasia, Parkinson Disease, pseudodementia, and miscellaneous. Citations are primarily from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database. The search strategy is included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Medicine (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.