[Moderate cognitive impairment syndrome in cerebral vascular insufficiency]

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2005;105(2):13-7.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

Frequency of clinical and psychological peculiarities of moderate (mild) cognitive impairment (MCI) in cerebral vascular insufficiency (CVI) was studied in 42 patients, mean age 67.7 +/- 7.7 years. Along with neurological examination, a battery of psychiatric and neuropsychological scales and tests was used. MCI was diagnosed in 28 (66.7%) patients. In 20 patients (47.6%), cognitive hypoactivity was most prominent related to impaired neurodynamics and regulation of voluntary activity which may reflect subcortical and frontal lobes functions. In 8 patients (20.1%), there was a prominent memory impairment characteristic of hippocampus lesion. The authors suggest the presence of concomitant neurodegeneration in patients with amnesic MCI.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Cognition Disorders / classification
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology
  • Cognition Disorders / physiopathology
  • Depression / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Frontal Lobe / physiopathology
  • Hippocampus / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Memory Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Memory Disorders / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Syndrome