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Müller, U; Wolf, H; Kiefer, M; Gertz, H-J (2003). Nationale und internationale Demenz-Leitlinien im Vergleich. Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie, 71(6):285-295.

Abstract

Several guidelines for the evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of dementing disorders have been published in Germany and worldwide during the last years. This review analyses the content and methodological quality of 13 recently published dementia guidelines. There are some unequivocal recommendations for diagnostic procedures (e. g. clinical evaluation, neuropsychological screening, structural brain imaging) and treatment (e. g. cholinesterase inhibitors). There is a broad range of opinions on other procedures (e. g. routine EEG, FDG PET, cognitive training). A discussion of the prevalent guideline pluralism and a pleading for regionally adapted international guidelines conclude this article.

Abstract

Several guidelines for the evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of dementing disorders have been published in Germany and worldwide during the last years. This review analyses the content and methodological quality of 13 recently published dementia guidelines. There are some unequivocal recommendations for diagnostic procedures (e. g. clinical evaluation, neuropsychological screening, structural brain imaging) and treatment (e. g. cholinesterase inhibitors). There is a broad range of opinions on other procedures (e. g. routine EEG, FDG PET, cognitive training). A discussion of the prevalent guideline pluralism and a pleading for regionally adapted international guidelines conclude this article.

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Other titles:A systematic comparison of national and international dementia guidelines
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2003
Deposited On:14 Sep 2011 06:31
Last Modified:16 Aug 2016 10:15
Publisher:Thieme
ISSN:0720-4299
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2003-39595
PubMed ID:12796848

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