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Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder – what is it and how can it be treated?

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder – what is it and how can it be treated? Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease – what is it and how can it be treated?

Alzheimer’s Disease – what is it and how can it be treated? Continue reading

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Dementia and Alzheimers’ Disease – How Can It Be Treated?

Dementia and Alzheimers’ Disease – How Can It Be Treated?

The Latin word “De-mentia”, literally means, the removal of a person from their own mind. It stands for a significant decrease in brain function, including memory, goal-directed thinking, orientation in space and time, and language ability.

Most dementias are progressive. They cannot be cured and will gradually cause more severe problems for the patient, and for the patient’s caretakers. As the population ages, Alzheimer’s disease is on its way to becoming the third most common fatal disease.

Prescription medications on the market starting in the 1990s to treat dementia have been a disappointment to patients and doctors alike.

The frustration caused by this situation prompted me to make the development of an anti-dementia treatment protocol a major focus of my clinical work.

As always, we start with a thorough neuropsychiatric assessment, looking for potentially reversible causes of cognitive decline such as a thyroid condition, vitamin deficiency, a sleep disorder, elevated blood sugar and diabetes. Importantly, untreated depression and chronic high stress and anxiety levels are associated with a higher risk for dementia. Most of the time, psychotherapy is a far better alternative to the all-too-common multiple prescription drugs.

The protocol uses a number of carefully evaluated novel interventions and components based on sound neuroscientific principles, sourced from both functional medicine and traditional medical systems, such as Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine.

The protocol stabilizes many of my patients, and improves their functioning and quality of life. It has shown promising results not only for dementia, but also for traumatic brain injury. Continue reading

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Update on the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease – from the International Conference of Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders/MDS Developing World Education Program (DWEP). Shanghai First People’s Hospital, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, PRC. September 30, 2016

Update on the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease – from the International Conference of Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders/MDS Developing World Education Program (DWEP). Shanghai First People’s Hospital, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, PRC. September 30, 2016 Continue reading

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Alzheimer dementia and diabetes

Alzheimer’s disease [AD] is the most common cause of dementia in North America. Despite 30+ years of intense investigation, the field lacks consensus regarding the etiology and pathogenesis of sporadic AD, and therefore we still do not know the best strategies for treating and preventing this debilitating and costly disease. However, growing evidence supports the concept that AD is fundamentally a metabolic disease with substantial and progressive derangements in brain glucose utilization and responsiveness to insulin and insulin-like growth factor [IGF] stimulation. Moreover, AD is now recognized to be heterogeneous in nature, and not solely the end-product of aberrantly processed, misfolded, and aggregated oligomeric amyloid-beta peptides and hyperphosphorylated tau. Other factors, including impairments in energy metabolism, increased oxidative stress, inflammation, insulin and IGF resistance, and insulin/IGF deficiency in the brain should be incorporated into all equations used to develop diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to AD. Herein, the contributions of impaired insulin and IGF signaling to AD-associated neuronal loss, synaptic disconnection, tau hyperphosphorylation, amyloid-beta accumulation, and impaired energy metabolism are reviewed. In addition, we discuss current therapeutic strategies and suggest additional approaches based on the hypothesis that AD is principally a metabolic disease similar to diabetes mellitus. Ultimately, our ability to effectively detect, monitor, treat, and prevent AD will require more efficient, accurate and integrative diagnostic tools that utilize clinical, neuroimaging, biochemical, and molecular biomarker data. Finally, it is imperative that future therapeutic strategies for AD abandon the concept of uni-modal therapy in favor of multi-modal treatments that target distinct impairments at different levels within the brain insulin/IGF signaling cascades.
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21世纪经济导报(“美国市场上第一家领先的中国经济杂志”)针对第五大道医疗咨询刊载专题报道

21世纪经济导报(“美国市场上第一家领先的中国经济杂志”)针对第五大道医疗咨询刊载专题报道 Continue reading

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Just published! Yue East special feature article: Dr. Maurice Preter – A Global Citizen with a Chinese Soul

Just published! Yue East special feature article: Dr. Maurice Preter – A Global Citizen with a Chinese Soul              

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Fifth Avenue Concierge Medicine featured in 21 Century Business Insights, “the first and the leading Chinese Business Magazine in the U.S. market” (21CBIUS – 21世紀經濟導報)

Fifth Avenue Concierge Medicine, is very pleased to announce that 21 Century Business Insights, “the first and the leading Chinese Business Magazine in the U.S. market”, is featuring us in its October edition. Following a recent trend, 21 Century Business Insights (October 2014) has a Special Issue on U.S. bound medical tourism for UHNW/HNW Chinese patients. The piece on Fifth Avenue Concierge Medicine and other private, doctor-owned consulting and clinical services catering to the Chinese market is posted here. The entire October 2014 issue can be read here. The … Continue reading

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http://psychiatryneurology.net/cn/cv/ – 裴莫许医学博士 Dr. Preter Bio/CV in Chinese updated

裴莫许医学博士的简历 最后更新时间: 2014年9月17日 http://psychiatryneurology.net/cn/cv/ www.FifthAvenueConciergeMedicine.com www.第五大道医疗咨询.com 裴莫许博士是一位经验丰富的精神分析精神病学家、精神药理学家、神经学家和法医专家。他在曼哈顿上东区进行私人执业,还在中国的北京、上海和法国巴黎的分支机构提供国际临床诊疗服务。他是“第五大道医疗咨询(前身为环球医疗咨询)的创始人和医学总监。第五大道医疗咨询是一家专为少数尊享个人和家庭客户提供私人健康咨询和管家式医疗服务的公司。

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Bread, pasta and a sedentary lifestyle – will they require disclaimers? Diabetologia: Prediabetes is associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Data from 891,426 participants were derived from 16 prospective cohort studies. Prediabetes was associated with an increased risk of cancer overall (RR 1.15; 95% CI 1.06, 1.23). Continue reading

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Week in China: Survey from China Youth Daily late last year found that 67% of respondents did not trust doctors’ diagnoses or recommended treatments

Survey from China Youth Daily late last year found that 67% of respondents did not trust doctors’ diagnoses or recommended treatments (a hefty 252,283 respondents took part, making it a pretty representative sample). Continue reading

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N. Szajnberg, MD on “Lifelong opioidergic vulnerability through early life separation”

Bowlby was a careful observer. His entire volume on Loss spoke to the power of early childhood adversity and later life. More recently, a pediatric nephrologist at Kaiser in collaboration with others has shown that early childhood adversities, including loss, results in later adulthood medical ailments (Filetti et al); and Szajnberg and Massie followed Brodie’s cohort at thirty years to demonstrate this clinically.

Yet, Preter and Klein, citing the work of others, have shown pharmacological evidence of what appears to be a lifelong disorder in opiodergic systems due to childhood loss. Continue reading

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