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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536500/the-impact-of-single-session-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-over-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-and-posterior-superior-temporal-sulcus-on-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Hsing-Chang Ni, June Hung, Chen-Te Wu, Yu-Yu Wu, Chee-Jen Chang, Rou-Shayn Chen, Ying-Zu Huang
Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), a patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, was applied over the posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) or dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) to explore its impact in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Among 25 adults with ASD, 19 (mean age: 20.8 years) completed the randomized, sham-controlled, crossover trial. Every participant received iTBS over the bilateral DLPFC, bilateral pSTS and inion (as a sham control stimulation) in a randomized order with a 1-week interval...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521364/chemotherapy-and-post-traumatic-stress-in-the-causation-of-cognitive-dysfunction-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Kerstin Hermelink, Markus Bühner, Philipp Sckopke, Franziska Neufeld, Judith Kaste, Varinka Voigt, Karin Münzel, Rachel Wuerstlein, Nina Ditsch, Karin Hellerhoff, Dorothea Rjosk-Dendorfer, Michael Braun, Franz Edler von Koch, Kristin Härtl, Stephan Hasmüller, Ingo Bauerfeind, Gerlinde Debus, Peter Herschbach, Sven Mahner, Nadia Harbeck
Background: Cancer-related cognitive dysfunction has mostly been attributed to chemotherapy; this explanation, however, fails to account for cognitive dysfunction observed in chemotherapy-naïve patients. In a controlled, longitudinal, multisite study, we tested the hypothesis that cognitive function in breast cancer patients is affected by cancer-related post-traumatic stress. Methods: Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and healthy control subjects, age 65 or younger, underwent three assessments within one year, including paper-and-pencil and computerized neuropsychological tests, clinical diagnostics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and self-reported cognitive function...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480993/cognitive-and-neuroimaging-changes-in-healthy-immigrants-upon-relocation-to-a-high-altitude-a-panel-study
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Xiaoming Chen, Qian Zhang, Jiye Wang, Jie Liu, Wenbin Zhang, Shun Qi, Hui Xu, Chen Li, Jinsong Zhang, Haitao Zhao, Shanshan Meng, Dan Li, Huanyu Lu, Michael Aschner, Bin Li, Hong Yin, Jingyuan Chen, Wenjing Luo
BACKGROUND: Cognitive and neuroimaging changes under chronic high-altitude exposure have never been followed up and dynamically assessed. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the cognitive and brain structural/functional alterations associated with chronic high-altitude exposure. METHODS: Sixty-nine college freshmen that were immigrating to Tibet were enrolled and followed up for two years. Neuropsychological tests, including verbal/visual memory and simple/recognition reaction time, were utilized to determine whether the subjects' cognitive function had changed in response to chronic high-altitude exposure...
May 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478725/cognitive-function-following-head-ct-in-childhood-a-randomized-controlled-follow-up-trial
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Elina Salonen, Håkan Nyman, Isabelle Kizling, Jean-Luc Af Geijerstam, Olof Flodmark, Peter Aspelin, Magnus Kaijser
Background The question has been raised whether low dose radiation toward the brain in childhood can affect cognitive functions. Purpose To examine if a head computed tomography (CT) examination in childhood affect later cognitive functions. Material and Methods A total of 147 participants (67 girls/women, 80 boys/men) from a previous randomized controlled trial on management strategies after mild head injury (head CT examination or in-hospital observation) were followed up. Participants were aged 6-16 years (mean age = 11...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470106/associations-of-neurod2-polymorphisms-and-change-of-cognitive-dysfunctions-in-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-disorder-after-eight-weeks-of-antipsychotic-treatment
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Ilja Spellmann, Michael Riedel, Julia Städtler, Peter Zill, Michael Obermeier, Anja Cerovecki, Sandra Dehning, Rebecca Schennach, Maria Epple, Markus Opgen-Rhein, Norbert Müller, Brigitta Bondy, Hans-Jürgen Möller, Richard Musil
INTRODUCTION: NEUROD2 is a neurospecific helix-loop-helix transcription factor which has an impact on the regulation of glutamatergic and GABAergic genes. We investigated an association of NEUROD2 with neurocognitive dysfunctions in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder patients before and during treatment with different second-generation antipsychotics. METHODS: Patients were genotyped for four different polymorphisms of the NEUROD2 gene ((rs9889354(A/G), rs1877032(C/T), rs12453682(C/T) and rs11078918(C/G))...
May 4, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455100/acquisition-and-reversal-of-visual-discrimination-learning-in-appswdi-nos2-cvn-mice
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Tuukka O Piiponniemi, Timo Bragge, Eveliina E Vauhkonen, Petra Vartiainen, Jukka T Puoliväli, Patrick J Sweeney, Maksym V Kopanitsa
Studies of cognitive behavior in rodent models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are the mainstay of academic and industrial efforts to find effective treatments for this disorder. However, in the majority of such studies, the nature of rodent behavioral tests is considerably different from the setting associated with cognitive assessments of individuals with AD. The recently developed touchscreen technique provides a more translational way of rodent cognitive testing because the stimulus (images in different locations on the screen) and reaction (touch) are similar to those employed in human test routines, such as the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery...
April 26, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391035/selective-verbal-recognition-memory-impairments-are-associated-with-atrophy-of-the-language-network-in-non-semantic-variants-of-primary-progressive-aphasia
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Aneesha S Nilakantan, Joel L Voss, Sandra Weintraub, M-Marsel Mesulam, Emily J Rogalski
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is clinically defined by an initial loss of language function and preservation of other cognitive abilities, including episodic memory. While PPA primarily affects the left-lateralized perisylvian language network, some clinical neuropsychological tests suggest concurrent initial memory loss. The goal of this study was to test recognition memory of objects and words in the visual and auditory modality to separate language-processing impairments from retentive memory in PPA...
April 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356743/dynamic-balance-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-its-relationship-with-cognitive-functions-and-cerebellum
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Michal Goetz, Jaroslava Paulasova Schwabova, Zdenek Hlavka, Radek Ptacek, Craig Bh Surman
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is linked to the presence of motor deficiencies, including balance deficits. The cerebellum serves as an integrative structure for balance control and is also involved in cognition, including timing and anticipatory regulation. Cerebellar development may be delayed in children and adolescents with ADHD, and inconsistent reaction time is commonly seen in ADHD. We hypothesized that dynamic balance deficits would be present in children with ADHD and they would correlate with attention and cerebellar functions...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355353/influence-of-schooling-and-age-on-cognitive-performance-in-healthy-older-adults
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N V O Bento-Torres, J Bento-Torres, A M Tomás, V O Costa, P G R Corrêa, C N M Costa, N Y V Jardim, C W Picanço-Diniz
Few studies have examined the influence of a low level of schooling on age-related cognitive decline in countries with wide social and economic inequalities by using the Cambridge Automated Neuropsychological Test Battery (CANTAB). The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of schooling on age-related cognitive decline using unbiased cognitive tests. CANTAB allows cognitive assessment across cultures and education levels with reduced interference of the examiner during data acquisition. Using two-way ANOVA, we assessed the influences of age and education on test scores of old adults (61-84 years of age)...
March 23, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298013/does-subjective-improvement-in-adults-with-intracranial-arachnoid-cysts-justify-surgical-treatment
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Katrin Rabiei, Per Hellström, Mats Högfeldt-Johansson, Magnus Tisell
OBJECTIVE Subjective improvement of patients who have undergone surgery for intracranial arachnoid cysts has justified surgical treatment. The current study aimed to evaluate the outcome of surgical treatment for arachnoid cysts using standardized interviews and assessments of neuropsychological function and balance. The relationship between arachnoid cyst location, postoperative improvement, and arachnoid cyst volume was also examined. METHODS The authors performed a prospective, population-based study. One hundred nine patients underwent neurological, neuropsychological, and physiotherapeutic examinations...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293481/a-genetic-variant-within-sts-previously-associated-with-inattention-in-boys-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-is-associated-with-enhanced-cognition-in-healthy-adult-males
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Trevor Humby, Amelia Fisher, Christopher Allen, Meghann Reynolds, Annette Hartman, Ina Giegling, Dan Rujescu, William Davies
INTRODUCTION: The enzyme steroid sulfatase (STS) converts sulfated steroids to their non-sulfated forms. Deficiency for this enzyme is associated with inattention but preserved response control. The polymorphism rs17268988 within the X-linked STS gene is associated with inattentive, but not other, symptoms in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: We initially tested whether rs17268988 genotype was associated with attention, response control, and underlying aspects of cognition, using questionnaires and neuropsychological tasks, in two independent cohorts of healthy adult males...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293109/effects-of-a-structured-20-session-slow-cortical-potential-based-neurofeedback-program-on-attentional-performance-in-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-retrospective-analysis-of-an-open-label-pilot-approach-and-6-month-follow
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Johanna S Albrecht, Sarah Bubenzer-Busch, Anne Gallien, Eva Lotte Knospe, Tilman J Gaber, Florian D Zepf
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this approach was to conduct a structured electroencephalography-based neurofeedback training program for children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using slow cortical potentials with an intensive first (almost daily sessions) and second phase of training (two sessions per week) and to assess aspects of attentional performance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 24 young patients with ADHD participated in the 20-session training program...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238393/preliminary-evidence-of-improved-cognitive-performance-following-vestibular-rehabilitation-in-children-with-combined-adhd-cadhd-and-concurrent-vestibular-impairment
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Younes Lotfi, Nima Rezazadeh, Abdollah Moossavi, Hojjat Allah Haghgoo, Reza Rostami, Enayatollah Bakhshi, Faride Badfar, Sedigheh Farokhi Moghadam, Vahid Sadeghi-Firoozabadi, Yousef Khodabandelou
OBJECTIVE: Balance function has been reported to be worse in ADHD children than in their normal peers. The present study hypothesized that an improvement in balance could result in better cognitive performance in children with ADHD and concurrent vestibular impairment. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation therapy on the cognitive performance of children with combined ADHD and concurrent vestibular impairment. METHODS: Subject were 54 children with combined ADHD...
February 18, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236259/a-retrospective-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-study-of-the-effects-of-age-on-cns-vital-signs-scores-in-high-school-athletes
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Sharon D Rogers, Patrick J Smith, Alexandra J Stephenson, D Erik Everhart
INTRODUCTION: Current recommendations for concussion management acknowledge the importance of objective assessments of neuropsychological (NP) ability, and computerized NP assessments have been widely integrated into the concussion management protocols of high schools. The optimal intervals for baseline test administration in high-school athletes are currently uncertain. The ability to accurately detect subtle NP deficits is particularly important for high-school athletes, in which concussions are increasingly recognized for adverse effects to the developing brain...
February 24, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231478/event-related-brain-potential-indices-of-cognitive-function-and-brain-resource-reallocation-during-working-memory-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Thomas J Covey, Janet L Shucard, David W Shucard
OBJECTIVE: To examine event-related brain potentials (ERPs) in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) during a visual n-back working memory (WM) task, and test the hypothesis that compensatory brain function may be associated with variance in task performance in MS patients. METHODS: Midline ERPs for 25MS patients and 18 HCs were obtained for a visual n-back task that placed increasing demands on WM. N-back behavioral measures and neuropsychological performance measures of WM were also obtained...
April 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215191/is-computerized-cognitive-testing-useful-in-children-and-adolescents-with-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Vickie Plourde, Brian L Brooks
OBJECTIVES: Children and adolescents with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) present with short and long-term neuropsychological deficits following their injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of a brief computerized test battery for evaluating cognitive functioning sub-acutely following a TBI. METHODS: Participants (n=33) sustained a moderate-to-severe TBI, were between 8 and 18 years old, and were assessed using CNS Vital Signs (CNSVS) within 6 months post-injury (median=0...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197651/effects-of-early-life-stress-and-adolescent-ethanol-exposure-on-adult-cognitive-performance-in-the-5-choice-serial-reaction-time-task-in-wistar-male-rats
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Nathalie Boutros, Andre Der-Avakian, Athina Markou, Svetlana Semenova
RATIONALE: Early life stress combined with heavy adolescent alcohol use predicts impaired neuropsychological functioning in adulthood. We investigated whether adolescent intermittent ethanol (AIE) exposure combined with neonatal maternal separation in rats altered attentional processes and impulsivity in adulthood. METHODS: Male Wistar rat pups were exposed to maternal separation (postnatal days (PNDs) 1-14) and moderate AIE exposure (PNDs 28-57). Adult rats were tested in the five-choice serial reaction time task, which provides separate measures of attention, motor impulsivity, and compulsivity...
May 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196313/executive-functioning-at-baseline-prospectively-predicts-depression-treatment-response
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Erica L Dawson, Angela F Caveney, Kortni K Meyers, Sara L Weisenbach, Bruno Giordani, Erich T Avery, Michael-Paul Schallmo, Armita Bahadori, Linas A Bieliauskas, Matthew Mordhorst, Sheila M Marcus, Kevin Kerber, Jon-Kar Zubieta, Scott A Langenecker
Objective: Existing cognitive and clinical predictors of treatment response to date are not of sufficient strength to meaningfully impact treatment decision making and are not readily employed in clinical settings. This study investigated whether clinical and cognitive markers used in a tertiary care clinic could predict response to usual treatment over a period of 4 to 6 months in a sample of 75 depressed adults. Methods: Patients (N = 384) were sequentially tested in 2 half-day clinics as part of a quality improvement project at an outpatient tertiary care center between August 2003 and September 2007; additional subjects evaluated in the clinic between 2007 and 2009 were also included...
February 9, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183402/the-effects-of-acute-inflammation-on-cognitive-functioning-and-emotional-processing-in-humans-a-systematic-review-of-experimental-studies
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Jessica Bollen, Leanne Trick, David Llewellyn, Chris Dickens
OBJECTIVE: The cognitive neuropsychological model of depression proposes that negative biases in the processing of emotionally salient information have a central role in the development and maintenance of depression. We have conducted a systematic review to determine whether acute experimental inflammation is associated with changes to cognitive and emotional processing that are thought to cause and maintain depression. METHODS: We identified experimental studies in which healthy individuals were administered an acute inflammatory challenge (bacterial endotoxin/vaccination) and standardised tests of cognitive function were performed...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122770/factor-structure-of-impact%C3%A2-in-adolescent-student-athletes
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Paul B Gerrard, Grant L Iverson, Joseph E Atkins, Bruce A Maxwell, Ross Zafonte, Philip Schatz, Paul D Berkner
OBJECTIVE: ImPACT(®) (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized neuropsychological screening battery, which is widely used to measure the acute effects of sport-related concussion and to monitor recovery from injury. This study examined the factor structure of ImPACT(®) in several samples of high school student athletes. We hypothesized that a 2-factor structure would be present in all samples. METHOD: A sample of 4,809 adolescent student athletes was included, and subgroups with a history of treatment for headaches or a self-reported history of learning problems or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder were analyzed separately...
February 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
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