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Weather conditions and transient global amnesia

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  • Joschka Fisher
    Transient Global Amnesia, Definition: http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic380.htm WEATHER CONDITIONS & TRANSIENT GLOBAL AMNESIA.
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      Transient Global Amnesia, Definition:
      http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic380.htm



      WEATHER CONDITIONS & TRANSIENT GLOBAL AMNESIA.
      http://springerlink.metapress.com/content/n320548t08753116/

      Abstract
      Objectives The aetiology of transient global amnesia
      (TGA) is still unknown. Various events or activities
      have been shown to trigger TGA. A common feature of
      these events is an increased sympathetic activity
      which in turn may be influenced by meteorological
      factors.

      This prompted us to evaluate the influence of climatic
      parameters, and their variation on the incidence of
      TGA.


      Methods:
      A total of 223 cases of TGA admitted to our hospital
      over a six–year period were studied. The study
      consisted of a comparison between the climatic
      parameters of days with TGA and those without TGA. The
      meteorological database included daily values of
      parameters recorded at the meteorological station of
      the town during this period.

      Results The onset of TGA was significantly correlated
      with lower daily,monthly and seasonal temperature
      values. Most cases of TGA were found when the
      temperature was less than 6.9°C,whereas the frequency
      of TGA was minimum when it was more than 24°C (P <
      0.0001). Only temperature had a significant
      independent effect: an increase of 1 sd = 8.4°C
      decreases the TGA admission odds of 0.78 (95 % CI:
      0.62 to 0.97), i.e –22% (95 % CI: –38% to
      –3 %).
      Conclusions

      This study suggests an association between TGA
      occurrence and low ambient temperature. Multicentre
      studies taking into account climatic differences
      between countries are necessary to confirm our
      findings.

      Key words transient global amnesia - weather
      conditions

      JOSCHKA FISCHER COMMENTS:
      If you can't reach the article I'll send ya the pdf.

      Could this be a new form of weapon? Whether in war or
      in election?

      If it works on humans surely sophisticated programs
      or hardware must undergo something similar?







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