Transient global amnesia

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Transient global amnesia

Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a condition characterized by sudden onset of memory loss and confusion. Affected individuals are often disoriented in regard to time and place but usually remember their identity and can recognize family members. TGA typically lasts for hours, although its duration may range from minutes to days. Individuals usually have only one episode of TGA during their life, although the condition reoccurs in about 5-25 percent of people. Affected individuals do not experience symptoms after the episode of amnesia has resolved.
 

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The terms "Transient global amnesia" returned 103 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diffusion MRI in transient global amnesia.
 

Author(s): Harikiran Reddy, Keerthiraj Bele, Z K Misri, Santosh P V Rai

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(4):463-5.

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2014

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Sleep modifications in acute transient global amnesia.
 

Author(s): Giacomo Della Marca, Marianna Mazza, Anna Losurdo, Elisa Testani, Aldobrando Broccolini, Giovanni Frisullo, Giuseppe Marano, Roberta Morosetti, Fabio Pilato, Paolo Profice, Catello Vollono, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro

Journal: J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Sep;9(9):921-7.

 

Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a temporary memory loss characterized by an abrupt onset of antero-grade and retrograde amnesia, totally reversible. Since sleep plays a major role in memory consolidation, and in the storage of memory-related traces into the brain cortex, the aims ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2013

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Reflections of two parallel pathways between the hippocampus and neocortex in transient global amnesia: a cross-sectional study using DWI and SPECT.
 

Author(s): Young Ho Park, Jae-Won Jang, Youngsoon Yang, Jung Eun Kim, SangYun Kim

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Two parallel pathways have been proposed between the hippocampus and neocortex. Recently, the anterior and posterior hippocampus showed distinct connectivity with different cortical areas in an fMRI study. We investigated whether the two parallel pathways could be confirmed in patients ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2013

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The terms "Transient global amnesia" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Transient global amnesia: a review. II. Neurocognitive analysis].
 

Author(s): J M Ruiz-Vargas, E Marín-García

Journal: Rev Neurol. ;46(2):115-22.

 

Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a neuropsychological syndrome characterized by an abrupt and temporary loss of capacity of creating new memories and whose etiology is still unclear. AIM. To review available knowledge about the status of different memory systems when TGA is suffered ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2008

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[Transient global amnesia: a review. I. Clinical aspects].
 

Author(s): E Marín-Garcia, J M Ruiz-Vargas

Journal: Rev Neurol. ;46(1):53-60.

 

Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a neuropsychological syndrome in which a sudden, temporary loss of the capacity of creating new memories and a retrograde amnesia of variable intensity occur, whereas consciousness, personal identity and attention are preserved.

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2008

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Classical diseases revisited: transient global amnesia.
 

Author(s): D Owen, B Paranandi, R Sivakumar, M Seevaratnam

Journal: Postgrad Med J. 2007 Apr;83(978):236-9.

 

Transient global amnesia usually affects patients between the ages of 40 and 80. Patients with this condition are often described--wrongly--as being confused. It presents classically with an abrupt onset of severe anterograde amnesia. It is usually accompanied by repetitive questioning. ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2007

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Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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