Auditory event-related potentials in subcortical vascular cognitive impairment and in Alzheimer's disease.

Ornella Daniele, Muscoso, Caravaglios, Costanzo, Eraldo Natale, Maugeri

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    Abstract

    Background: Few studies exist on ERPs and patients with subcortical vascular cognitive impairment (SVCI). This latter is a quite homogeneous subtype of vascular dementia whose cognitive profile is quite different from that of Alzheimer disease (AD). The present study aims at comparing the ERPs profile both in patients with SVCI and in patients with AD. Our finding suggest that these two dementing diseases have different electrophysiologic features that may be related to their specific underlying pathogenetic mechanism; in particular, we hypothesise that, differently from AD, P300 latency prolongation characterizes the early stage of SVCI. So, this ERPs approach could be helpful to detect early alterations of the attentional/working-memory functions in patients with subcortical ischaemic vascular disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1779-1786
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Neural Transmission
    Volume113
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Biological Psychiatry

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