Weather conditions and transient global amnesia
- Transient Global Amnesia, Definition:
WEATHER CONDITIONS & TRANSIENT GLOBAL AMNESIA.
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
This prompted us to evaluate the influence of climatic
parameters, and their variation on the incidence of
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
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
Key words transient global amnesia - weather
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
If it works on humans surely sophisticated programs
or hardware must undergo something similar?
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