Research Topics

Genomes and Genes


Dina Zekry


Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland


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    Zekry D, Herrmann F, Grandjean R, Meynet M, Michel J, Gold G, et al. Demented versus non-demented very old inpatients: the same comorbidities but poorer functional and nutritional status. Age Ageing. 2008;37:83-9 pubmed this cohort of very old inpatients, demented patients, non-demented patients and patients with MCI had similar levels of comorbidity, but demented patients had a poorer functional and nutritional status. ..
  2. Zekry D, Herrmann F, Grandjean R, Vitale A, De Pinho M, Michel J, et al. Does dementia predict adverse hospitalization outcomes? A prospective study in aged inpatients. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009;24:283-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, comorbid medical conditions, functional and nutritional status should be considered, together with cognitive assessment, when predicting hospitalization outcome. ..
  3. Zekry D, Herrmann F, Irminger Finger I, Graf C, Genet C, Vitale A, et al. Telomere length and ApoE polymorphism in mild cognitive impairment, degenerative and vascular dementia. J Neurol Sci. 2010;299:108-11 pubmed publisher
    ..9; p=0.016). This longitudinal study in very old patients provided no evidence suggesting that telomere length alone could be used to distinguish between the different types of dementia or MCI, nor combined with the ApoE polymorphism. ..