olfactory impairment


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Noun1.olfactory impairment - a disorder in the sense of smell
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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DLB, which has shared clinical symptoms and pathological changes with PDD, is also associated with olfactory impairment [18].
sup][24] Although the mechanisms of AD-related olfactory sensory loss have already been explored through the use of transgenic mouse models[sup][25] and studies have documented olfactory deficits in APP transgenic mice,[sup][26] the role of A[sz] in contributing to AD-related olfactory impairment and the involvement of these cerebral regions remain largely obscure.
In a cohort study analyzing a group of IPD patients, Postuma and Gagnon identified a significant correlation between episodic verbal memory and olfactory impairment (6).
In one study, Matthew Growdon, a fourth-year medical student at Harvard University, Boston, and his colleagues found a significant relationship between olfactory impairment and pathologic markers of AD.
Olfactory impairment is more marked in patients with mild dementia with Lewy bodies than those with mild Alzheimer disease.
Olfactory impairment in an adult population: the Beaver Dam Offspring Study.
Smoking is a strong independent risk factor of olfactory impairment (3) probably as consequence of anatomical changes that occur in the olfactory mucosa, such as squamous metaplasia (4) and a reduction in the number and size of the olfactory vessels and cilia (5).
Our findings suggest that while olfactory impairment may reflect real damage to the sensory system, in some cases it may be a 'use it or lose it' phenomenon," said Dr.
A "scratch and sniff" test is available to assess the degree of olfactory impairment, but it doesn't help diagnose the cause of the problem, Dr.
When no history of impaired olfaction predated OIF/OEF deployment, olfactory impairment was attributed to TBI.
In a study of 54 polysomnographically confirmed cases of RBD and 54 age- and sex-matched controls, marked olfactory impairment was observed in 33 of the RBD group, compared with 9 of the controls (Brain Res.
The results showed that surgery in addition to olfactory impairment had no significant effect on subject's performance and suggested that we should not provide a sham-operated group that surgical effect could be detected.