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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738338/cognitive-impairment-is-reflected-by-an-increased-difference-between-real-and-imagined-timed-up-and-go-test-performance
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Stefanie Rüdiger, Tim Stuckenschneider, Tobias Vogt, Vera Abeln, Brian Lawlor, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Stefan Schneider
BACKGROUND: Recent research suggests using an imaginary version of the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) for a first assessment of cognitive impairment. By using the time difference between a real (TUGr) and an imagined (TUGi) TUG task, the objective of this study was to examine the effect of cognitive impairment on motor imagery ability. METHODS: Fifty-two participants (mean age 69.3 ± 4.0 years) with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive impairment were included in this study...
July 22, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731508/a-re-examination-of-montreal-cognitive-assessment-moca-cutoff-scores
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Nicole Carson, Larry Leach, Kelly J Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA; Nasreddine et al., 2005) is a cognitive screening tool that aims to differentiate healthy cognitive aging from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Several validation studies have been conducted on the MoCA, in a variety of clinical populations. Some studies have indicated that the originally suggested cutoff score of 26/30 leads to an inflated rate of false positives, particularly for those of older age and/or lower education. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the MoCA for differentiating healthy cognitive aging from possible MCI...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731437/computerized-cognitive-screen-cocosc-a-self-administered-computerized-test-for-screening-for-cognitive-impairment-in-community-social-centers
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Adrian Wong, Ching-Hang Fong, Vincent Mok, Kam Tat Leung, Raymond Kai-Yu Tong
BACKGROUND: Computerized cognitive tests may serve as a preliminary, low-cost method to identify individuals with suspected cognitive impairment in the community. OBJECTIVE: To develop a self-administered computerized test, namely the "Computerized Cognitive Screen (CoCoSc), Hong Kong version", for screening of individuals with cognitive impairment (CI) in community settings. METHODS: The CoCoSc is a 15-min computerized cognitive screen covering memory, executive functions, orientation, attention and working memory, and prospective memory administered on a touchscreen computer...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715595/lifestyle-physical-activity-and-cognitive-functions-the-impact-on-the-scores-of-montreal-cognitive-assessment-moca
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A Innocenti, D M Cammisuli, D Sgromo, F Franzoni, J Fusi, F Galetta, C Pruneti
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a rapid screening tool, including subtests to assess several cognitive domains, developed to detect MCI from normal ageing cognitive changes. Several validation and normative studies have conducted around the world considering the influences of age and education on the MoCA score, but none takes into account the lifestyle and habits. However, lifestyles, and particularly physical activity (PA) have been positively associated with both physical and mental health in elderly...
July 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697562/the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-normative-data-from-a-large-swedish-population-based-cohort
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Emma Borland, Katarina Nägga, Peter M Nilsson, Lennart Minthon, Erik D Nilsson, Sebastian Palmqvist
BACKGROUND: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) has a high sensitivity for detecting cognitive dysfunction. Swedish normative data does not exist and international norms are often derived from populations where cognitive impairment has not been screened for and not been thoroughly assessed to exclude subjects with dementia or mild cognitive impairment. OBJECTIVE: To establish norms for MoCA and develop a regression-based norm calculator based on a large, well-examined cohort...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694613/cognitive-and-functional-outcomes-following-inpatient-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-acquired-brain-injury-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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Maitreyi Patil, Anupam Gupta, Meeka Khanna, Arun B Taly, Amit Soni, J Keshav Kumar, K Thennarasu
OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of cognitive retraining and inpatient rehabilitation to study the effects of cognitive retraining and inpatient rehabilitation in patients with acquired brain injury (ABI). DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a prospective follow-up study in a neurological rehabilitation department of quaternary research hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with ABI, mean age 36.43 years (standard deviation [SD] 12.6, range 18-60), mean duration of illness 77...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690585/saccadic-impairments-in-patients-with-the-norrbottnian-form-of-gaucher-s-disease-type-3
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Josefine Blume, Stanislav Beniaminov, Cecilia Kämpe Björkvall, Maciej Machaczka, Per Svenningsson
BACKGROUND: Chronic neuronopathic Gaucher's disease type 3 (GD3) is relatively frequent in northern Sweden. Besides multiple other neurological symptoms, horizontal gaze palsy or oculomotor apraxia is common in GD3. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the saccades in patients with Norrbottnian GD3 with respect to their neurological and cognitive status using a computer-based eye-tracking technique. METHODS: Horizontal and vertical reflexive saccades as well as antisaccades of nine GD3 patients [4M/5F; 41...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680651/gray-matter-density-loss-in-essential-tremor-a-lobule-by-lobule-analysis-of-the-cerebellum
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Jonathan P Dyke, Eric Cameron, Nora Hernandez, Ulrike Dydak, Elan D Louis
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological basis for essential tremor (ET) remains unclear, although evidence increasingly links it to a disordered and perhaps degenerative cerebellum. Prior imaging studies have treated the cerebellum en bloc. Our hypothesis was that regional differences in cerebellar gray matter (GM) density may better distinguish ET cases from controls. Forty-seven ET cases and 36 control subjects were imaged using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The cerebellum was segmented into 34 lobes using a Spatially Unbiased Infra-Tentorial Template (SUIT) atlas within the Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) analysis package...
2017: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675607/comparison-of-the-mini-mental-state-examination-and-montreal-cognitive-assessment-executive-subtests-in-detecting-post-stroke-cognitive-impairment
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Chen Fu, Xianglan Jin, Baoxin Chen, Feiran Xue, Huanmin Niu, Rongjuan Guo, Zhigang Chen, Hong Zheng, Le Wang, Yunling Zhang
AIM: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) has been shown to be more sensitive in detecting executive dysfunction than the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). However, it is still not known whether all the MoCA executive subtests contribute to the superior sensitivity. Thus, the present study aimed to determine how much executive abnormality was detected by the MMSE and MoCA executive subtests in a population-based cohort of Chinese post-stroke patients. METHODS: The MMSE and MoCA were collected from post-stroke patients (within 15 days to 1 month after stroke, including ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke) in 14 hospitals of northern and southern China (including 10 top-graded hospitals and 4 community hospitals) between June 2011 and September 2013...
July 4, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660996/models-of-cognitive-functions-with-respect-to-selected-parameters-of-functional-state-of-the-thyroid-gland-in-post-menopausal-women
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Mariusz Gujski, Jarosław Pinkas, Mariusz Witczak, Alfred Owoc, Iwona Bojar
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was the development of models of cognitive functions in a group of post-menopausal women, according to the concentration of the selected laboratory parameters evaluating the functional state of the thyroid gland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted during 2012-2014, and covered women aged 50-65 years, minimum two years after the last menstruation, without chronic diseases, cancerous diseases, mental disorders, addiction to drugs or alcohol, and who did not use hormone replacement therapy...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653212/higher-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-is-associated-with-higher-white-matter-hyperintensities-burden
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Yue Li, Man Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Qinglei Shi, Shuna Yang, Huimin Fan, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Junliang Yuan, Tao Jiang, Wenli Hu
The pathogenesis of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) is incompletely understood but blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction may play a key role. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between BBB permeability and the severity of WMH burden. Consecutive participants without symptomatic stroke history presented for physical examination were recruited in this cross-sectional study and divided into three WMH burden groups according to total Fazekas scores. They received dynamic contrast-enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging to measure BBB permeability, and received Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640170/effectiveness-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-and-associated-cognitive-change-in-schizophrenia-a-naturalistic-comparative-study-of-treating-schizophrenia-with-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Phern-Chern Tor, Jiangbo Ying, New Fei Ho, Mingyuan Wang, Donel Martin, Chai Pin Ang, Chunzhen Tan, Lee Shen Yap, Vincent John Magat Lu, Brett Simpson, Yee Ming Mok, Colleen Loo
OBJECTIVE: There is limited evidence regarding the relative treatment effectiveness and cognitive effects of different types of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in schizophrenia. In this study, we sought to determine the overall effectiveness and compare the symptomatic and cognitive outcomes of patients with schizophrenia who received different modalities of ECT treatment. METHODS: Patients received 1 of 4 of the following ECT modalities: bitemporal ECT with age-based dosing, right unilateral ECT with seizure threshold-based dosing, bitemporal ECT with seizure threshold-based dosing, and bifrontal ECT with seizure threshold-based dosing ECT...
June 15, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639714/plasma-cytokine-il-6-levels-and-subjective-cognitive-decline-preliminary-findings
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Andrew P Keegan, Daniel Paris, Cheryl A Luis, Laila Abdullah, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, David Beaulieu-Abdelahad, Makenzie Pryor, Jillian Chaykin, Gogce Crynen, Fiona Crawford, Michael Mullan
OBJECTIVE: Detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD) prior to clinical inception will be paramount for introducing disease modifying treatments. We have begun collecting baseline characteristics of a community cohort for longitudinal assessment and testing of antecedent blood-based biomarkers. We describe the baseline visit from the first 131 subjects in relationship to a commonly described cytokine, interleukin 6 (IL-6). METHODS: Subjects from the community presented for a free memory screening with varying degrees of memory concern...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638717/validation-of-the-parkinson-fatigue-scale-in-chinese-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Rao Fu, Shi-Shuang Cui, Juan-Juan Du, Pei Huang, Ya-Chao He, Chao Gao, Xiao-Guang Luo, Sheng-Di Chen
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is a common nonmotor symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD); however, the Parkinson's disease fatigue scale (PFS), which is designed to measure fatigue in PD, has not been validated in China. The aim of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the PFS in PD patients. METHODS: A total of 115 PD patients were evaluated at baseline and after 7 days. Assessments included the PFS, the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), and scales assessing motor, cognition, depression, and anxiety...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638609/cognitive-function-and-advanced-kidney-disease-longitudinal-trends-and-impact-on-decision-making
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Osasuyi Iyasere, David Okai, Edwina Brown
Background: Cognitive impairment commonly affects renal patients. But little is known about the influence of dialysis modality on cognitive trends or the influence of cognitive impairment on decision-making in renal patients. This study evaluated cognitive trends amongst chronic kidney disease (CKD), haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The relationship between cognitive impairment and decision-making capacity (DMC) was also assessed. Methods: Patients were recruited from three outpatient clinics...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594795/-assessing-efficacy-of-carotid-endarterectomy-by-means-of-intraoperative-flowmetry
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V A Luk'ianchikov, A S Tokarev, N A Polunina, O Iu Nakhabin, E V Udodov, V A Dalibaldian, A V Sytnik, V V Krylov
AIM: The study was aimed at determining volumetric blood flow velocity (VBFV) through the internal carotid artery (ICA) and assessing functional outcomes of treatment of patients, taking into consideration the dynamics of VBFV before and after the operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised a total of 53 patients subjected to examination of VBFV through the ICA before and after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) assessed by means of flowmetry. Neurological deficit was evaluated by means of the NIHS Scale (the M NIHSS prior to operation equalling 2...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592382/incidence-of-mri-detected-brain-lesions-and-neurocognitive-function-after-electrical-cardioversion-in-anticoagulated-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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B Bellmann, J B Fiebach, S Guttmann, T Lin, K G Haeusler, R Bathe-Peters, L Köhler, D Steffens, M Kasner, V Tscholl, P Nagel, M Roser, U Landmesser, A Rillig
BACKGROUND: After electrical cardioversion (eCV) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the risk for clinically apparent cerebral thromboembolism is increased in the subsequent weeks. To date, there is little evidence on the incidence of acute brain lesions (ABL) detected with cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after eCV, in particular in patients treated with the Non-Vitamin K Antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC). AIMS: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the incidence of MRI-detected ABL, as well as the neuro-cognitive function after eCV in patients with persistent AF using NOACs as compared to phenprocoumon...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589163/a-novel-design-of-a-phase-iii-trial-of-isradipine-in-early-parkinson-disease-steady-pd-iii
#18
Kevin M Biglan, David Oakes, Anthony E Lang, Robert A Hauser, Karen Hodgeman, Brittany Greco, Jillian Lowell, Rebecca Rockhill, Ira Shoulson, Charles Venuto, Diony Young, Tanya Simuni
OBJECTIVE: To describe the rationale for a novel study design and baseline characteristics of a disease-modifying trial of isradipine 10 mg daily in early Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: STEADY-PDIII is a 36-month, Phase 3, parallel group, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of isradipine 10 mg daily in 336 participants with early PD as measured by the change in the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) Part I-III score in the practically defined ON state...
June 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584406/the-relationship-between-psychosocial-factors-and-cognition-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Fahad D Alosaimi, Alaa AlMulhem, Mario Moscovici, Hanan AlShalan, Mohammad Alqazlan, Abdulgader Aldaif, Sanjeev Sockalingam
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common disorder in some regions of the world, with over 2.3 million people diagnosed worldwide. Cognitive impairment is one of the earliest symptoms to present in the course of the disease and can cause significant morbidity. We proposed a study to explore the psychosocial predictors of cognitive impairment in MS patients in Saudi Arabia, a previously unexplored patient population. METHODS: Demographic data, depression scale (PHQ9), symptom burden (PHQ15), anxiety (GAD7), disease duration, and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) scores were collected from 195 patients in a neurology clinic in Ryiadh, Saudi Arabia...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572768/gait-change-is-associated-with-cognitive-outcome-after-an-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Sharmila Sagnier, Pauline Renou, Stéphane Olindo, Sabrina Debruxelles, Mathilde Poli, François Rouanet, Fanny Munsch, Thomas Tourdias, Igor Sibon
Background: Cognition and gait have often been studied separately after stroke whereas it has been suggested that these two domains could interact through a cognitive-motor interference. Objective: To evaluate the influence of gait changes on cognitive outcome after an ischemic stroke (IS). Methods: We conducted a prospective and monocentric study including patients admitted for an acute supratentorial IS with a National Institute of Health Stroke Score ≤ 15. Cognition, gait and motor disability were evaluated at baseline, 3 months and 1 year post-stroke, using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), the 10-m walking test (10-MWT) and the Fugl-Meyer motor assessment (FMMA)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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