Magda Tsolaki

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Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. pmc Diagnostic uncertainty in a severely demented male patient: a case report
    Pantelis Maiovis
    Home Care Team for demented patients, Greek Association of Alzheimer s Disease and Related Disorders, Greece
    Cases J 1:250. 2008
  2. pmc Depression, extrapyramidal symptoms, dementia and an unexpected outcome: a case report
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital G Papanikolaou, Exohi Thessaloniki, 57010, Greece
    Cases J 3:47. 2010
  3. ncbi [The contribution of nuclear medicine procedures in the diagnosis of dementia of Alzheimer's type. Imaging beta amyloid plaques]
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papanicolaou Hospital, 570 10 Asvestochori, Macedonia, Greece
    Hell J Nucl Med 8:187-90. 2005
  4. ncbi Correlations between the Functional-Cognitive Assessment Scale and the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale when administered to patients with dementia residing in long-term care
    M Tsolaki
    Aristotle University, Thessalonki, Hellas, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:274-80. 2006
  5. doi Severely stressful events and dementia: a study of an elderly Greek demented population
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, G Papanikolaou Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Psychiatry Res 176:51-4. 2010
  6. ncbi Alzheimer's dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder differences and similarities in neuroimaging
    Magda Tsolaki
    Third Neurology Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Hell J Nucl Med 12:41-6. 2009
  7. doi Severe psychological stress in elderly individuals: a proposed model of neurodegeneration and its implications
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 24:85-94. 2009
  8. doi Increased cerebrospinal fluid Helicobacter pylori antibody in Alzheimer's disease
    Jannis Kountouras
    Department of Medicine, Second Medical Clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Int J Neurosci 119:765-77. 2009
  9. doi Effectiveness of nonpharmacological approaches in patients with mild cognitive impairment
    Magda Tsolaki
    Greek Alzheimer Association, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Neurodegener Dis 8:138-45. 2011
  10. ncbi Functional cognitive assessment scale (FUCAS): a new scale to assess executive cognitive function in daily life activities in patients with dementia and mild cognitive impairment
    Fotini Kounti
    School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Hum Psychopharmacol 21:305-11. 2006

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Publications33

  1. pmc Diagnostic uncertainty in a severely demented male patient: a case report
    Pantelis Maiovis
    Home Care Team for demented patients, Greek Association of Alzheimer s Disease and Related Disorders, Greece
    Cases J 1:250. 2008
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  2. pmc Depression, extrapyramidal symptoms, dementia and an unexpected outcome: a case report
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital G Papanikolaou, Exohi Thessaloniki, 57010, Greece
    Cases J 3:47. 2010
    ..Dementia is very often in Parkinson's disease, but usually not at the first stages. The treatment of each of the above symptoms is difficult and a lot of times individualized...
  3. ncbi [The contribution of nuclear medicine procedures in the diagnosis of dementia of Alzheimer's type. Imaging beta amyloid plaques]
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papanicolaou Hospital, 570 10 Asvestochori, Macedonia, Greece
    Hell J Nucl Med 8:187-90. 2005
    ..Lesions at the very early but also at late stages of the disease can also be identified by nuclear medicine techniques...
  4. ncbi Correlations between the Functional-Cognitive Assessment Scale and the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale when administered to patients with dementia residing in long-term care
    M Tsolaki
    Aristotle University, Thessalonki, Hellas, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 21:274-80. 2006
    ..80 (P < .01). The t test showed that changes over the 3 months for FUCAS were more significant than ADAS, suggesting that FUCAS is a more sensitive tool...
  5. doi Severely stressful events and dementia: a study of an elderly Greek demented population
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, G Papanikolaou Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Psychiatry Res 176:51-4. 2010
    ..Our results demonstrate that a stressful event in the elderly could potentially trigger a cognitive decline...
  6. ncbi Alzheimer's dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder differences and similarities in neuroimaging
    Magda Tsolaki
    Third Neurology Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Hell J Nucl Med 12:41-6. 2009
    ..Similarities between the two different aforementioned diseases exist in the areas of (a) medial temporal lobe, (b) hippocampus and (c) cingulated cortex...
  7. doi Severe psychological stress in elderly individuals: a proposed model of neurodegeneration and its implications
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 24:85-94. 2009
    ..This review provides the basis for creating interventions and educational programs during midlife in order to prevent dementia or other neurodegenerative diseases or to halt the progress of neurodegeneration in the early stages...
  8. doi Increased cerebrospinal fluid Helicobacter pylori antibody in Alzheimer's disease
    Jannis Kountouras
    Department of Medicine, Second Medical Clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Int J Neurosci 119:765-77. 2009
    ..Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection may play a role in Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  9. doi Effectiveness of nonpharmacological approaches in patients with mild cognitive impairment
    Magda Tsolaki
    Greek Alzheimer Association, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Neurodegener Dis 8:138-45. 2011
    ..Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients are at increased risk of developing dementia. There is a conflict if cognitive interventions can improve cognitive and functional performances in order to delay the development of dementia...
  10. ncbi Functional cognitive assessment scale (FUCAS): a new scale to assess executive cognitive function in daily life activities in patients with dementia and mild cognitive impairment
    Fotini Kounti
    School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Hum Psychopharmacol 21:305-11. 2006
    ..Functional Cognitive Assessment Scale (FUCAS) is a new reliable (alpha > 0.89 - 0.92) cognitive-behavioral scale that assesses executive function in daily life activities directly in patients with dementia...
  11. doi Eradication of Helicobacter pylori may be beneficial in the management of Alzheimer's disease
    Jannis Kountouras
    Department of Gastroenterology, Second Medical Clinic, Ippokration Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Neurol 256:758-67. 2009
    ..001 and P = 0.049 for MMSE and CAMCOG, respectively; P < 0.001 for FRSSD), but not in the other patients. Hp eradication may positively influence AD manifestations, suggesting a possible common link between Hp and AD...
  12. ncbi Clock drawing test in institutionalized patients with schizophrenia compared with Alzheimer's disease patients
    Vasilis P Bozikas
    Department of Psychiatry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Schizophr Res 59:173-9. 2003
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  13. ncbi Greek validation of the seven-minute screening battery for Alzheimer's disease in the elderly
    Magda Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital G Papanicolaou, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 17:139-48. 2002
    ..The Seven-Minute Screen appears highly sensitive to AD patients and may be useful in helping to make initial distinctions between patients with early dementia and normal elderly...
  14. ncbi Effectiveness of open-label donepezil treatment in patients with Alzheimer's disease discontinuing memantine monotherapy
    Paraskevi Sakka
    Hygeia Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:3153-65. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of donepezil in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who discontinue memantine due to a lack of efficacy or not being well tolerated...
  15. doi The deletion variant of α2b-adrenergic receptor is associated with decreased risk in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment
    Maria Koutroumani
    Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Neurol Sci 328:19-23. 2013
    ..Our data demonstrate for the first time an independent contribution of the ADRA2B genetic polymorphism to memory impairment and we further suggest a possible protective role of the deletion variant against the disease development...
  16. pmc Usefulness of event-related potentials in the assessment of mild cognitive impairment
    Vasileios Papaliagkas
    Department of Experimental Physiology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    BMC Neurosci 9:107. 2008
    ..Finally, for patients, CCs were determined among each AERP wave and their age and MMSE scores. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to examine the underlying structure of waveforms both in the control and the patient groups...
  17. doi Attitudes and perceptions regarding Alzheimer's disease in Greece
    Magda Tsolaki
    Greek Alzheimer s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 24:21-6. 2009
    ..In addition there was a consensus among all respondents that the government should take a more active role as far as informing the public, supporting the caregivers, and treating the patients...
  18. ncbi Cerebrospinal fluid proteins in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
    Vasileios T Papaliagkas
    Department of Experimental Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov 5:172-8. 2010
    ..This review study provides an overview on the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteins that are used as biochemical markers for the early diagnosis of AD and their future prospects, as well as relevant patents...
  19. doi Clinical efficacy of aniracetam, either as monotherapy or combined with cholinesterase inhibitors, in patients with cognitive impairment: a comparative open study
    Chrysi C Koliaki
    Third Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital G Papanikolaou, Exohi, Thessaloniki, Greece
    CNS Neurosci Ther 18:302-12. 2012
    ..Dementia constitutes an increasingly prevalent cognitive disorder with serious socioeconomic implications...
  20. ncbi On The Comparison of VR-Responses, as Performance Measures in Prospective Memory, with Auditory P300 Responses in MCI Detection
    Ioannis Tarnanas
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Stud Health Technol Inform 181:156-61. 2012
    ..Considering that ERPs have proven to advance the early detection and diagnosis of "presymptomatic AD", the suggested VAP-M platform appears as an appealing alternative...
  21. doi Detection of elevated antibodies against SR protein kinase 1 in the serum of Alzheimer's disease patients
    Makrina Daniilidou
    Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Neuroimmunol 238:67-72. 2011
    ..The findings of this study document for the first time the existence of antibodies targeting SRPK1 in human sera and are indicative of a correlation between the levels of a-SRPK1 antibodies and the incidence of AD...
  22. doi Life events and dementia: what is the nature of their relationship?
    Konstantinos N Fountoulakis
    3rd Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Psychiatry Res 190:156-8. 2011
    ..On the contrary, demented patients even the last few months before the clinical onset of dementia experience low life-events-related stress, possibly because of subclinical impairment which is already present...
  23. ncbi Epidemiological dementia index: a screening instrument for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia suitable for use in populations with low education level
    K N Fountoulakis
    3rd Department of Psychiatry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital AHEPA, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 9:329-38. 1998
    ..MMSE and CAMCOG are neuropsychological scales developed for use in everyday clinical practice and epidemiological surveys...
  24. ncbi Correlation of rCBF (SPECT), CSF tau, and cognitive function in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type, other types of dementia, and control subjects
    M Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 16:21-31. 2001
    ....
  25. ncbi Extrapyramidal symptoms and signs in Alzheimer's disease: prevalence and correlation with the first symptom
    M Tsolaki
    3rd Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 16:268-78. 2001
    ....
  26. ncbi Association between Helicobacter pylori infection and mild cognitive impairment
    J Kountouras
    Department of Medicine, Second Medical Clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Eur J Neurol 14:976-82. 2007
    ..This infection might contribute, at least in part, to the pathophysiology of MCI, possibly through induction of chronic atrophic gastritis and elevated Hcy consequences...
  27. ncbi The role of SOAT-1 polymorphisms in cognitive decline and delirium after bypass heart surgery
    G I Tagarakis
    Anaximandrou 24, 3rd Department of Neurology, Papanikolaou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Clin Res Cardiol 96:600-3. 2007
    ..Cognitive decline (CD) and delirium (PD) are commonly observed complications after bypass heart surgery. In this study we aimed to investigate whether certain genetic factors (alleles of the SOAT-1 gene) play a role in their appearance...
  28. ncbi Relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and Alzheimer disease
    J Kountouras
    Department of Medicine, Second Medical Clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ippokration Hospital, Greece
    Neurology 66:938-40. 2006
    ..Fifty patients with AD and 30 iron deficiency anemic control participants without AD were included. The histologic prevalence of Hp-I was 88% in patients with AD and 46.7% in controls (p < 0.001)...
  29. ncbi Efficacy of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors versus nootropics in Alzheimer's disease: a retrospective, longitudinal study
    M Tsolaki
    Third Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    J Int Med Res 29:28-36. 2001
    ..In conclusion, we did not find any strong evidence that a difference in efficacy exists between AChE-Is and nootropics in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease...
  30. ncbi Folic acid and Alzheimer's disease
    M Tsolaki
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:187-8. 2003
  31. pmc Saitohin gene is not associated with Alzheimer's disease
    J R Streffer
    Division of Psychiatry Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:362-3. 2003
    ....
  32. ncbi Genetic association of acyl-coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase with cerebrospinal fluid cholesterol levels, brain amyloid load, and risk for Alzheimer's disease
    M A Wollmer
    Division of Psychiatry Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Mol Psychiatry 8:635-8. 2003
    ..005). This polymorphism of SOAT1 is also associated with reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease in ethnically distinct populations (P=0.0001, odds ratio: 0.6, 95% confidence interval 0.4-0.8)...
  33. ncbi Clustering of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD): a European Alzheimer's disease consortium (EADC) study
    M Petrovic
    Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Ghent University Hospital and Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, Ghent, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 62:426-32. 2007
    ..This cross-sectional study investigated the relationships between behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)...