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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319944/time-of-day-could-affect-cognitive-screening-performance-in-older-patients-with-tia-and-stroke
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Sara Mazzucco, Linxin Li, Maria A Tuna, Sarah T Pendlebury, Rhoda Frost, Rose Wharton, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The impact of time-of-day on the cognitive performance of older patients with limited cognitive reserve after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke, and on short cognitive tests, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), is unknown. We retrospectively studied whether morning versus afternoon assessment might affect the classification of patients aged 70 or older as severe (SCI), mild (MCI), and no (NCI) cognitive impairment by the MoCA. METHODS: Morning (12 p...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315844/cerebral-glucose-metabolism-and-cognition-in-newly-diagnosed-parkinson-s-disease-icicle-pd-study
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M J Firbank, A J Yarnall, R A Lawson, G W Duncan, T K Khoo, G S Petrides, J T O'Brien, R A Barker, R J Maxwell, D J Brooks, D J Burn
OBJECTIVE: To assess reductions of cerebral glucose metabolism in Parkinson's disease (PD) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET), and their associations with cognitive decline. METHODS: FDG-PET was performed on a cohort of 79 patients with newly diagnosed PD (mean disease duration 8 months) and 20 unrelated controls. PD participants were scanned while on their usual dopaminergic medication. Cognitive testing was performed at baseline, and after 18 months using the Cognitive Drug Research (CDR) and Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) computerised batteries, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)...
April 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293482/psychometric-properties-of-brief-balance-evaluation-systems-test-brief-bestest-in-evaluating-balance-performance-in-individuals-with-chronic-stroke
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Meizhen Huang, Marco Y C Pang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychometric properties of the Brief-Balance Evaluation Systems Test (Brief-BESTest) in individuals with chronic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational study with repeated measurements involving 50 participants with chronic stroke [mean (SD) age: 59.2 (7.3) years]. Each participant with stroke was evaluated with the Brief-BESTest, Berg balance scale (BBS), Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (PASS), Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (FMA), Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment (CMSA), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292203/simple-screening-for-neurocognitive-impairment-in-routine-hiv-outpatient-care-is-it-deliverable
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Sarah Parry, Sarah Zetler, Anna Kentridge, Jenny Petrak, Tristan Barber
Routine screening for psychological and cognitive difficulties is recommended in BHIVA guidelines but screening questions are not specified and studies give varied recommendations. Our aim was to see if simple screening in the routine clinic could help better direct our referrals to psychology and highlight those patients requiring, and likely to benefit from, further assessment. We introduced brief questions to assess neurocognitive impairment (NCI) and mood into routine HIV visits, with an onward referral pathway for further investigation for those screening positive...
March 14, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290234/preliminary-validation-study-of-the-russian-birmingham-cognitive-screen
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E Kuzmina, G W Humphreys, M J Riddoch, A A Skvortsov, B S Weekes
INTRODUCTION: The Birmingham Cognitive Screen (BCoS) is designed for use with individuals who have acquired language impairment following stroke. Our goal was to develop a Russian version of the BCoS (Rus-BCoS) by translating the battery following cultural and linguistic adaptations and establishing preliminary data on its psychometric properties. METHOD: Fifty patients with left-hemisphere stroke were recruited, of whom 98% were diagnosed with mild to moderate aphasia...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280733/the-association-of-serum-levels-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-with-the-occurrence-of-and-recovery-from-delirium-in-older-medical-inpatients
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John Williams, Karen Finn, Vincent Melvin, David Meagher, Geraldine McCarthy, Dimitrios Adamis
Limited studies of the association between BDNF levels and delirium have given inconclusive results. This prospective, longitudinal study examined the relationship between BDNF levels and the occurrence of and recovery from delirium. Participants were assessed twice weekly using MoCA, DRS-R98, and APACHE II scales. BDNF levels were estimated using an ELISA method. Delirium was defined with DRS-R98 (score > 16) and recovery from delirium as ≥2 consecutive assessments without delirium prior to discharge...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274963/mri-based-comparative-study-of-different-mild-cognitive-impairment-subtypes-protocol-for-an-observational-case-control-study
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Yang Yu, Weina Zhao, Siou Li, Changhao Yin
INTRODUCTION: Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and vascular mild cognitive impairment (VaMCI) comprise the 2 main types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The first condition generally progresses to Alzheimer's disease, whereas the second is likely to develop into vascular dementia (VD). The brain structure and function of patients with MCI differ from those of normal elderly individuals. However, whether brain structures or functions differ between these 2 MCI subtypes has not been studied...
March 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270249/errors-on-the-moca-s-animal-naming-findings-from-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Yassar Alamri, Tim Anderson, John Dalrymple-Alford, Michael Macaskill
We read the findings by Cecato et al. (2016) with great interest. In their study, naming the rhinoceros discriminated between patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) but not healthy controls (HC). Of note, HC participants were significantly younger than aMCI and AD patients. All participants were administered the original version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) instrument.
March 8, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264749/mace-versus-moca-equivalence-or-superiority-pragmatic-diagnostic-test-accuracy-study
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A J Larner
BACKGROUND: The Mini-Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (MACE) is a new brief cognitive screening instrument for dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Historical data suggest that MACE may be comparable to the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), a well-established cognitive screening instrument, in secondary care settings, but no head-to-head study has been reported hitherto. METHODS: A pragmatic diagnostic accuracy study of MACE and MoCA was undertaken in consecutive patients referred over the course of one year to a neurology-led Cognitive Function Clinic, comparing their performance for the diagnosis of dementia and MCI using various test metrics...
March 7, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260915/prevalence-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-employable-patients-after-acute-coronary-event-in-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Annett Salzwedel, Maria-Dorothea Heidler, Kathrin Haubold, Martin Schikora, Rona Reibis, Karl Wegscheider, Michael Jöbges, Heinz Völler
INTRODUCTION: Adequate cognitive function in patients is a prerequisite for successful implementation of patient education and lifestyle coping in comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs. Although the association between cardiovascular diseases and cognitive impairments (CIs) is well known, the prevalence particularly of mild CI in CR and the characteristics of affected patients have been insufficiently investigated so far. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 496 patients (54...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256594/empty-nest-related-psychological-distress-is-associated-with-progression-of-brain-white-matter-lesions-and-cognitive-impairment-in-the-elderly
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Dandan Duan, Yuanli Dong, Hua Zhang, Yingxin Zhao, Yutao Diao, Yi Cui, Juan Wang, Qiang Chai, Zhendong Liu
This study evaluated the association between empty-nest-related psychological distress and the progression of white matter lesions (WMLs) and cognitive impairment in 219 elderly subjects aged 60 years or over. Psychological distress was assessed using the University of California at Los Angeles Loneliness Scale (UCLA-LS) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) Short-Form. Cognitive function was evaluated using the MMSE and MoCA. White matter hyperintensities (WMH) were assessed using magnetic resonance imaging...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251464/serum-uric-acid-levels-and-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ruwei Ou, Bei Cao, Qianqian Wei, Yanbing Hou, Yaqian Xu, Wei Song, Bi Zhao, Huifang Shang
Uric acid (UA) is a natural antioxidant and iron scavenger in the human body, which has been hypothesized to exert an anti-oxidative effect in Parkinson's disease (PD). This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum UA levels and freezing of gait (FOG) in PD. A total of 321 Chinese PD patients with fasting serum UA evaluated were included in the cross-sectional study. Demographics, clinical features, and therapeutic regimen were collected. The Unified PD Rating Scale (UPDRS) III and Hoehn and Yahr (H and Y) stage were used to evaluate the severity of disease, and the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scales were used to assess the cognitive function...
March 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239668/evaluation-of-cognitive-impairment-in-elderly-population-with-hypertension-from-a-low-resource-setting-agreement-and-bias-between-screening-tools
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María Lazo-Porras, María A Pesantes, J Jaime Miranda, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz
INTRODUCTION: The evaluation of cognitive impairment in adulthood merits attention in societies in transition and especially in people with chronic diseases. Screening tools available for clinical practice and epidemiological studies have been designed in high-income but not in resource-constrained settings. The aim of this study was to assess the agreement and bias of three common tools used for screening of cognitive impairment in people with hypertension: the modified Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and the Leganés Cognitive Test (LCT)...
December 2016: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238740/bridging-cognitive-screening-tests-in-neurologic-disorders-a-crosswalk-between-the-short-montreal-cognitive-assessment-and-mini-mental-state-examination
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David R Roalf, Tyler M Moore, Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, David A Wolk, Steven E Arnold, Daniel A Weintraub, Paul J Moberg
INTRODUCTION: To provide a crosswalk between the recently proposed short Montreal Cognitive Assessment (s-MoCA) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) within a clinical cohort. METHODS: A total of 791 participants, with and without neurologic conditions, received both the MMSE and the MoCA at the same visit. s-MoCA scores were calculated and equipercentile equating was used to create a crosswalk between the s-MoCA and MMSE. RESULTS: As expected, s-MoCA scores were highly correlated (Pearson r = 0...
February 24, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236597/cognitive-change-1-year-after-cea-or-cas-compared-with-medication
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Junko Watanabe, Toshiyasu Ogata, Toshio Higashi, Tooru Inoue
BACKGROUND: Whether improvement of cognitive function can be maintained remains controversial. AIMS: This study aimed to investigate cognitive changes between before carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) and 1 year after intervention using cognitive evaluation tools. METHODS: Patients suspected as having carotid stenosis were prospectively registered for evaluation of cognitive function from October 2011 to December 2013 in the Department of Neurosurgery, Fukuoka University Hospital...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230198/longitudinal-association-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-mellitus-with-cognitive-functioning-in-a-general-70-year-old-population-the-sonic-study
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Hirochika Ryuno, Kei Kamide, Yasuyuki Gondo, Mai Kabayama, Ryosuke Oguro, Chikako Nakama, Serina Yokoyama, Motonori Nagasawa, Satomi Maeda-Hirao, Yuki Imaizumi, Miyuki Takeya, Hiroko Yamamoto, Masao Takeda, Yoichi Takami, Norihisa Itoh, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Ken Sugimoto, Takeshi Nakagawa, Saori Yasumoto, Kazunori Ikebe, Hiroki Inagaki, Yukie Masui, Michiyo Takayama, Yasumichi Arai, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Ryutaro Takahashi, Hiromi Rakugi
Both hypertension and diabetes in middle-aged individuals have been suggested to be predictive indicators of cognitive decline. However, the association of hypertension, diabetes and their combination with cognitive functioning is still controversial in older people. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between cognitive decline and hypertension, diabetes, and their combination in 70-year-old people based on a 3-year longitudinal analysis. Four hundred and fifty-four people aged 70 (±1) years who participated in the Japanese longitudinal cohort study of Septuagenarians, Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Investigation with Centenarians (SONIC) were recruited randomly from a general population and were monitored for 3 years...
February 23, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228566/reduced-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Victoria P Mery, Priti Gros, Anne-Louise Lafontaine, Ann Robinson, Andrea Benedetti, R John Kimoff, Marta Kaminska
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and nonmotor symptoms (NMS), including cognitive dysfunction, in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Patients with idiopathic PD, recruited from a movement disorder clinic, underwent overnight polysomnography. OSA was defined as an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥15/h. PD severity was assessed using the Hoehn & Yahr (H&Y) scale and the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS)...
February 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215728/domain-specific-accuracy-of-the-montreal-cognitive-assessment-subsections-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Taylor R Hendershott, Delphine Zhu, Seoni Llanes, Kathleen L Poston
OBJECTIVE: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is among the most widely adopted screening tools for cognitive impairment because it includes tests in multiple domains and is available in 55 languages. The MoCA is often the only formal cognitive assessment available when comprehensive neuropsychological testing is not practical, such as rural clinical settings or large retrospective and multi-lingual research settings. However, the MoCA domain-specific subsections have never been formally assessed for sensitivity or specificity...
February 7, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210062/cognitive-function-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults-participating-in-synchronized-swimming-exercise
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Etsuko Maeshima, Yuka Okumura, Juri Tatsumi, Sayaka Tomokane, Akiko Ikeshima
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to examine cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults regularly engaging in synchronized swimming-exercise. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-three female synchronized swimmers ranging in age from 49 to 85 years were recruited for the present study. The duration of synchronized swimming experience ranged from 1 to 39 years. The control group consisted of 36 age- and gender-matched community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults (age range: 49 to 77 years)...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208082/cognitive-impairment-in-the-first-year-after-breast-cancer-diagnosis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mariana Ramalho, Filipa Fontes, Luís Ruano, Susana Pereira, Nuno Lunet
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the relation between cancer treatments and incident cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients, taking into account the levels of anxiety before treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study with 418 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with no cognitive impairment, defined as values at least 1.5 standard deviations below age- and education-adjusted cut-offs in the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), at baseline...
April 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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