* dementa vasculara
For individuals with vascular dementia, they conclude that
- Donepezil can be useful for cognitive enhancement (Class IIa; Level of Evidence A);
- Galantamine can be beneficial for individuals with mixed Alzheimer disease/vascular dementia (Class IIa; Level of Evidence A); and
- The benefits of rivastigmine and memantine are not well established in vascular dementia (Class IIb; Level of Evidence A).
Medscape Medical News asked Pfizer for its viewpoint and received this statement in reply: "Neurontin is an important FDA-approved medicine that physicians have prescribed to treat millions of patients safely and effectively. Neurontin has been widely studied for more than 2 decades, and there is an extensive body of publicly available literature on its safety and its use
* gabapentin in alcoolism
July 11, 2011 — The addition of gabapentin to naltrexone improved drinking outcomes compared with naltrexone alone in heavy drinkers during the first 6 weeks after they stopped drinking, but when the gabapentin was stopped, so did this positive effect, according to new research.
June 28, 2011 — A study from Finland provides more evidence that exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the first trimester of pregnancy increases the risk for major congenital anomalies, particularly cardiac defects.
* ca+ vit.d
The combination of calcium with vitamin D (vitamin D3 [colecalciferol]) forms the basis of preventive and therapeutic regimens for osteoporosis.
* Omega 3
In a small randomized controlled trial of medical students, those who received omega-3 supplements for 3 months showed a 20% reduction in anxiety scores and a 14% reduction in stimulated interleukin 6 (IL-6) production.
July 7, 2011 — Massage therapy may effectively reduce or relieve chronic back pain for 6 months or more, according to the results of a parallel-group, randomized controlled trial reported in the July 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
* familio-terapia in anorexieSummary The implications of the findings of this review are that family interventions are the current first-line treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa and promising for adolescent bulimia nervosa. Pilot studies suggest that family interventions can be disseminated in diverse clinical settings.