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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Dementia In Patients Of Unicamp University Hospital [demência Na População De Pacientes Do Hospital Das Clínicas Da Unicamp]
Author: Silva D.W.
Damasceno B.P.
Abstract: Objective: To report the relative frequencies of the causes of dementia in patients seen at UNICAMP Hospital. Method: From 1989 to 1998, 261 dementia patients were admitted (89.7% studied retrospectively, and 10.3%, prospectively); mean age 63.5 years (±13.2), and education 3.6 years (±3.9; 25% illiterate). Diagnosis of dementia and its subtypes was based on DSM-IV criteria, CAMDEX, NINCDS-ADRDA, NINDS AIREN/ADDTC, Lund-Manchester, besides tap-test, including laboratory and neuroimaging examinations. Results: Sixty five patients (24.9%) had vascular dementia, 62 (23.7%) Alzheimer's, 29 (11.1%) depressive pseudodementia, 28 (10.9%) normal pressure hydrocephalus, 14(5.4%) mixed, 12 (4.6%) post-traumatic, 9 (3.4%) frontotemporal and 38 (14.5%) had diverse or unknown causes. Dementia was minimal or mild in 123 (47.1%), moderate in 95 (36.4%), and severe in 43 (16.5%). Conclusion: Frequency of vascular dementia was 24.9%, Alzheimer's 23.7%, and normal pressure hydrocephalus 10.7%, in disagreement with that found in the neurological literature (20-30%, 50%, and 1-4%, respectively), probably because we are dealing with cases admitted to a tertiary university hospital. Epidemiological studies are needed to disclose the true proportion of these dementia syndromes in the population.
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Date Issue: 2002
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