Cholinesterase inhibitors were associated with increased risk for syncope and its consequences in older persons with dementia
- Causes of Syncope in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Treated with Donepezil. Bordier, Philippe; Lanusse, Stephane; Garrigue, Stephane; Reynard, Charlotte; Robert, Frederic; Gencel, Laurent; Lafitte, Alexia // Drugs & Aging;2005, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p687
Introduction: Treatment of Alzheimerâ€™s disease (AD) with cholinesterase inhibitors carries a theoretical risk of precipitating bradycardia. Though syncope occurs in patients with AD, its aetiology is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the causes of syncope in patients with AD...
- Orphenadrine. // Reactions Weekly;5/20/2006, Issue 1102, p12
Discusses research on torsades des pointes in congenital long QT syndrome following low-dose orphenadrine. Reference to a study by F. Luzza and colleagues, published in the May 2006 issue of the "International Journal of Clinical Practice"; Features of the syncope and torsade de pointes...
- Donepezil is somewhat effective for Alzheimer's, probably better than galantamine. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/10/2004, Vol. 328 Issue 7431, p58
Reports that little benefit has been found in cholinesterase inhibitors for patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Study which showed that the drug donzepil seems more effective than galantamine and better tolerated as well; Side effects which are bad enough to force discontinuation of the drug in...
- Feeling faint. // Current Health 1;Oct98, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p27
Offers tips on what to do when someone else feels faint. Reason people faint; Warning signs of fainting; Medical management.
- Syncope: Current Diagnostic Evaluation and Management. Manolis, Antonis S.; Linzer, Mark; Salem, Deeb; Estes III, N. A. Mark // Annals of Internal Medicine;6/1/90, Vol. 112 Issue 11, p850
Provides a comprehensive review of the causes, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of syncope. Definition of syncope; Pathophysiology; Classification.
- WHEN A FRIEND FAINTS. // Current Health 1;Jan2002, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p17
Offers an insight about fainting, and provides some tips on how to handle a friend who faints.
- ECG Challenge. Larson, Lyle W. // Clinician Reviews;Aug2011, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p6
The article provides an answer to a patient's concern about an alleged episode of syncope after he lost consciousness for no apparent reason.
- loss of consciousness. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1362
A definition of the term "loss of consciousness" which refers to syncope is presented.
- swoon. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2253
A definition of the term "swoon," which means to faint, is presented.