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Debate: Is MCI-PD a useful diagnosis? YES

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April 11, 2013 | Length: 12:22 min


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Congress:The 7th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy)
Presenter:M. Emre
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IS PD-MCI A USEFUL CONCEPT: YES Murat Emre ?stanbul Faculty of Medicie, Department of Neurlogogy, Istanbul, Turkey
Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s disease (PD-MCI) is designated to describe a state in which patients with PD demonsrate some objectively measeurable cognitive impairment which are not extensive and severe enough to qualify for dementia. As such it is a syndrome, an intermediate state between normality and dementia. It has been demonsrated in several studies that PD-MCI exists, even in early phases of PD, it is recognizable and can be diagnosed with currently published crtieria. In most patients it is readily recognizable, definable and has a definable course. A certain mumber of PD-MCI patients convert to dementia in the due course. Hence PD-MCI is a concept which is descriabable, recognizable, can be diagnosed with certain crtieria and can predict a certain course. In addition to these clinical aspects PD-MCI has some practical utility: the patients can understand what is wrong with them (e.g. they do not have concomitanat AD), physicians can give a name to the condition, the course of which they can predict and follow, and most importantly a homegenous group of patients who can be identified with certain criteria, can be enrolled in research studies to better undrestand the epidemiology, risk factors, the course and benefits of future interventions to avoid the conversion from MCI and dementia. Therefore it is recommended that PD-MCI should be an established and rigorously applied diganostic concept in patients wit PD in terms of practical as well as research purposes

Category: Neurology;