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Rivastigmine for vascular cognitive impairment

  1. Jacqueline Birks1,*,
  2. Bernadette McGuinness2,
  3. David Craig3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 12 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004744.pub3

How to Cite

Birks J, McGuinness B, Craig D. Rivastigmine for vascular cognitive impairment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD004744. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004744.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    National University of Ireland, School of Medicine, Galway, Ireland

  3. 3

    Queen's University Belfast, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

*Jacqueline Birks, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013



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Ballard 2008 {published data only}
  • Ballard C, Sauter M, Scheltens P, He Y, Barkhof F, van Straaten EC, et al. Efficacy, safety and tolerability of rivastigmine capsules in patients with probable vascular dementia: the VantagE study. Current medical research and opinion 2008;24(9):2561-74. [PUBMED: 18674411]
Mok 2007 {published data only}
  • Mok V, Wong A, Ho S, Leung T, Lam WWM, Wong KS. Rivastigmine in Chinese patients with subcortical vascular dementia. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2007;3(6):943-8.
Narasimhalu 2010 {published data only}

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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Craig 2004
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