Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Y. K. Fung, A. G. Meade, E. P. Rack, A. J. Blotcky, J. P. Claassen, Mark W Beatty, T. Durham

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Trace-element neurotoxicity contributing to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be an important etiologic factor for this disorder. This clinical study was conducted to determine the urine concentrations of mercury (Hg) from patients with AD disorders. Within the confines of a nursing home, all subjects were exposed to the same environment and a diet that excluded seafood. The results of this study do not indicate that subjects with AD have a greater body burden of Hg, according to urinary excretion. This can be further evidence that Hg from amalgam restorations or diet is not related to etiology and pathogenesis of AD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral dentistry
Volume44
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Fingerprint

Nursing Homes
Mercury
Alzheimer Disease
Diet
Body Burden
Seafood
Trace Elements
Urine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

Cite this

Fung, Y. K., Meade, A. G., Rack, E. P., Blotcky, A. J., Claassen, J. P., Beatty, M. W., & Durham, T. (1996). Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease. General dentistry, 44(1), 74-78.

Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease. / Fung, Y. K.; Meade, A. G.; Rack, E. P.; Blotcky, A. J.; Claassen, J. P.; Beatty, Mark W; Durham, T.

In: General dentistry, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.01.1996, p. 74-78.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fung, YK, Meade, AG, Rack, EP, Blotcky, AJ, Claassen, JP, Beatty, MW & Durham, T 1996, 'Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease.', General dentistry, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 74-78.
Fung YK, Meade AG, Rack EP, Blotcky AJ, Claassen JP, Beatty MW et al. Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease. General dentistry. 1996 Jan 1;44(1):74-78.
Fung, Y. K. ; Meade, A. G. ; Rack, E. P. ; Blotcky, A. J. ; Claassen, J. P. ; Beatty, Mark W ; Durham, T. / Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease. In: General dentistry. 1996 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 74-78.
@article{b5550e3582f04f1ea0364107f68ad8a8,
title = "Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease.",
abstract = "Trace-element neurotoxicity contributing to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be an important etiologic factor for this disorder. This clinical study was conducted to determine the urine concentrations of mercury (Hg) from patients with AD disorders. Within the confines of a nursing home, all subjects were exposed to the same environment and a diet that excluded seafood. The results of this study do not indicate that subjects with AD have a greater body burden of Hg, according to urinary excretion. This can be further evidence that Hg from amalgam restorations or diet is not related to etiology and pathogenesis of AD.",
author = "Fung, {Y. K.} and Meade, {A. G.} and Rack, {E. P.} and Blotcky, {A. J.} and Claassen, {J. P.} and Beatty, {Mark W} and T. Durham",
year = "1996",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "44",
pages = "74--78",
journal = "General Dentistry",
issn = "0363-6771",
publisher = "Academy of General Dentistry",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Mercury determination in nursing home patients with Alzheimer's disease.

AU - Fung, Y. K.

AU - Meade, A. G.

AU - Rack, E. P.

AU - Blotcky, A. J.

AU - Claassen, J. P.

AU - Beatty, Mark W

AU - Durham, T.

PY - 1996/1/1

Y1 - 1996/1/1

N2 - Trace-element neurotoxicity contributing to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be an important etiologic factor for this disorder. This clinical study was conducted to determine the urine concentrations of mercury (Hg) from patients with AD disorders. Within the confines of a nursing home, all subjects were exposed to the same environment and a diet that excluded seafood. The results of this study do not indicate that subjects with AD have a greater body burden of Hg, according to urinary excretion. This can be further evidence that Hg from amalgam restorations or diet is not related to etiology and pathogenesis of AD.

AB - Trace-element neurotoxicity contributing to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be an important etiologic factor for this disorder. This clinical study was conducted to determine the urine concentrations of mercury (Hg) from patients with AD disorders. Within the confines of a nursing home, all subjects were exposed to the same environment and a diet that excluded seafood. The results of this study do not indicate that subjects with AD have a greater body burden of Hg, according to urinary excretion. This can be further evidence that Hg from amalgam restorations or diet is not related to etiology and pathogenesis of AD.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029684328&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029684328&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 8940575

AN - SCOPUS:0029684328

VL - 44

SP - 74

EP - 78

JO - General Dentistry

JF - General Dentistry

SN - 0363-6771

IS - 1

ER -