White matter hyperintensities: a target for the prevention of cognitive decline?

Leys, D.; Bombois, S.
September 2005
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Sep2005, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p1185
Academic Journal
Presents information on white matter hyperintensities (WMH). Evidence that WMH also influence cognitive functions independently of the underlying pathology; Information that the more severe the progression of WMH over time, the more severe the cognitive decline in both Alzheimer's disease patients and normal elderly subjects; Claim that white matter changes on CT scan in stroke patients are associated with an increased risk of stroke recurrence.


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