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A multidisciplinary memory clinic in a neurological setting: diagnostic evaluation of 400 consecutive patients

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A multidisciplinary memory clinic in a neurological setting : diagnostic evaluation of 400 consecutive patients. / Høgh, P; Waldemar, G; Knudsen, G M; Bruhn, Peter; Mortensen, H; Wildschiødtz, G; Bech, R.A.; Juhler, M; Paulson, O B.

I: European Journal of Neurology, Bind 6, Nr. 3, 05.1999, s. 279-88.

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Høgh, P, Waldemar, G, Knudsen, GM, Bruhn, P, Mortensen, H, Wildschiødtz, G, Bech, RA, Juhler, M & Paulson, OB 1999, 'A multidisciplinary memory clinic in a neurological setting: diagnostic evaluation of 400 consecutive patients', European Journal of Neurology, bind 6, nr. 3, s. 279-88. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-1331.1999.630279.x

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Høgh, P., Waldemar, G., Knudsen, G. M., Bruhn, P., Mortensen, H., Wildschiødtz, G., Bech, R. A., Juhler, M., & Paulson, O. B. (1999). A multidisciplinary memory clinic in a neurological setting: diagnostic evaluation of 400 consecutive patients. European Journal of Neurology, 6(3), 279-88. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-1331.1999.630279.x

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Høgh P, Waldemar G, Knudsen GM, Bruhn P, Mortensen H, Wildschiødtz G o.a. A multidisciplinary memory clinic in a neurological setting: diagnostic evaluation of 400 consecutive patients. European Journal of Neurology. 1999 maj;6(3):279-88. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-1331.1999.630279.x

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Høgh, P ; Waldemar, G ; Knudsen, G M ; Bruhn, Peter ; Mortensen, H ; Wildschiødtz, G ; Bech, R.A. ; Juhler, M ; Paulson, O B. / A multidisciplinary memory clinic in a neurological setting : diagnostic evaluation of 400 consecutive patients. I: European Journal of Neurology. 1999 ; Bind 6, Nr. 3. s. 279-88.

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AU - Bech, R.A.

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