Neurol Sci (2017) 38:1533–1534 DOI 10.1007/s10072-017-2966-x LETTER TO THE EDITOR Tomoyuki Kawada Received: 28 February 2017 /Accepted: 12 April 2017 /Published online: 19 April 2017 Springer-Verlag Italia 2017 Dear Editor, of DLB from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at the mild cogni- I have read the article entitled as BThe Italian dementia with tive impairment (MCI) stage to avoid DLB progression , Lewy bodies study group (DLB-SINdem): toward a standard- which was cited by Bonanni et al. . Olfactory function ization of clinical procedures and multicenter cohort studies was measured with the Cross-Cultural Smell Identification (CCSI) test, and Rey Complex Figure Test (RCFT) was design^ by Bonanni et al. with interest . The authors pre- sented a standardized procedure for the diagnosis of dementia applied for the assessment of recall and recognition. with Lewy bodies (DLB) in Italy. During the process, DLB Among 122 MCI patients, 32 subjects developed probable prevalence in comparison with Alzheimer’s disease and AD and 18 had probable DLB. By multiple logistic regres- frontotemporal dementia were 24.5 and 57.5% in primary sion analysis, odds ratios of CCSI and RCFT for DLB ver- centers. These values became 21.1 and 51.4% in tertiary cen- sus AD significantly decreased. Early
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