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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912995/coprophagia-and-entomophagia-in-a-patient-with-alcohol-related-dementia
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João B Fonseca, Pedro Morgado
Coprophagia and entomophagia are two phenomena not commonly reported in the medical literature and their occurrence is usually associated with mental disorders. We present the case of a 59-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse who was evaluated due to cognitive deterioration and disturbed eating habits including feces and living insects. Organic causes were ruled out and an important cognitive impairment became evident on neuropsychological formal test. The behavior remitted after antipsychotic pharmacologic therapy and alcohol detoxification, leaving the diagnostic impression of alcohol related dementia...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912439/association-between-cognitive-deficits-and-suicidal-ideation-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
#2
Shenghong Pu, Shiori Setoyama, Takamasa Noda
The role of cognitive function in suicidal ideation in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) has not been adequately explored. This research sought to measure the relationship between suicidal ideation and cognitive function. Therefore, in this study, the association between cognitive function and suicidal ideation in patients with MDD was assessed. Cognitive function was evaluated in 233 patients with MDD using the Japanese version of the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS). Suicidal ideation was assessed using item 3 of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912150/-18-f-fdg-pet-in-parkinsonism-differential-diagnosis-and-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Philipp T Meyer, Lars Frings, Gerta Rücker, Sabine Hellwig
Accurate differential diagnosis of parkinsonism is of a paramount therapeutic and prognostic importance. In addition, with the development of invasive therapies and novel disease-specific therapies, strategies for patient enrichment in trial populations are of growing importance. Imaging disease-specific patterns of regional glucose metabolism with positron emission tomography and [(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-2-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) allows for a highly accurate distinction between Parkinson's disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonian syndromes (APS) including multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912114/understanding-the-natural-progression-of-spina-bifida-prospective-study
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Judy Thibadeau, Matthew R Reeder, Jennifer Andrews, Katherine Ong, Marcia L Feldkamp, Sydney Rice, Ann Alriksson-Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Spina bifida (SB) is monitored through birth defects surveillance across the United States and in most developed countries. Although much is known about the management of SB and its many comorbid conditions in affected individuals, there are few systematic, longitudinal studies on population-based cohorts of children or adults. The natural history of SB across the life course of persons with this condition is not well documented. Earlier identification of comorbidities and secondary conditions could allow for earlier intervention that might enhance the developmental trajectory for children with SB...
September 14, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906586/equivalent-linear-change-in-cognition-between-individuals-with-bipolar-disorder-and-healthy-controls-over-5%C3%A2-years
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Kelly A Ryan, Shervin Assari, Kaley Angers, David F Marshall, Kristin Hinrichs, Rebecca Easter, Pallavi Babu, Bethany D Pester, Scott A Langenecker, Melvin G McInnis
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive dysfunction is a key feature of bipolar disorder (BD). However, not much is known about its temporal stability, as some studies have demonstrated a neurodegenerative model in BD while others have shown no change in cognitive functioning over time. Building upon our prior work, which examined the natural course of executive functioning, the current study aimed to investigate the natural course of memory, emotion processing, and fine motor dexterity over a 5-year period in BD and healthy control (HC) samples...
September 14, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906170/developmental-graphemic-buffer-dysgraphia-in-english-a-single-case-study
#6
Kristina Barisic, Saskia Kohnen, Lyndsey Nickels
A single case study is reported of a 10-year-old, English-speaking boy, L.S., who presented with spelling errors similar to those described in acquired graphemic buffer dysgraphia (GBD). We used this case to evaluate the appropriateness of applying adult cognitive models to the investigation of developmental cognitive disorders. The dual-route model of spelling guided this investigation. L.S. primarily made "letter errors" (deletions, additions, substitutions, transpositions, or a combination of these errors) on words and nonwords and in all input (aural and visual) and output modalities (writing, typing, oral spelling); there was also some evidence of a length effect and U-shaped serial position curve...
September 14, 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905640/neurobiological-mechanisms-of-exercise-and-psychotherapy-in-depression-the-speed-study-rationale-design-and-methodological-issues
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Stephan Heinzel, Michael A Rapp, Thomas Fydrich, Andreas Ströhle, Christina Terán, Gunnar Kallies, Melanie Schwefel, Andreas Heissel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Even though cognitive behavioral therapy has become a relatively effective treatment for major depressive disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy-related changes of dysfunctional neural activations were shown in recent studies, remission rates still remain at an insufficient level. Therefore, the implementation of effective augmentation strategies is needed. In recent meta-analyses, exercise therapy (especially endurance exercise) was reported to be an effective intervention in major depressive disorder...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903621/virtual-environments-as-an-assessment-modality-with-pediatric-asd-populations-a-brief-report
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Tyler C Duffield, Thomas D Parsons, Allisen Landry, Shaza Karam, Tiffany Otero, Sarah Mastel, Trevor A Hall
Virtual environments (VEs) have demonstrated promise as a neuropsychological assessment modality and may be well suited for the evaluation of children suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some recent studies indicate their potential for enhancing reliability, ecologically validity, and sensitivity over traditional neuropsychological evaluation measures. Although research using VEs with ASD is increasing to the degree that several reviews of the literature have been conducted, the reviews to date lack rigor and are not necessarily specific to cognitive or neuropsychological assessment as many focus on intervention...
September 13, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902679/brief-report-peripheral-monocyte-macrophage-phenotypes-associated-with-the-evolution-of-cognitive-performance-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Massimiliano Fabbiani, Antonio Muscatello, Paolo Perseghin, Marco Bani, Arianna Incontri, Nicola Squillace, Giuseppe Lapadula, Andrea Gori, Alessandra Bandera
BACKGROUND: The contribution of monocyte activation in the development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders is not completely understood. This study aimed to explore the predictive value of peripheral monocyte/macrophage (M/M) phenotypes on the evolution of cognitive performance in a population of virologically suppressed HIV-infected patients. SETTING: Prospective, observational, longitudinal study. METHODS: HIV-1-infected patients with HIV-RNA <50copies/mL for >12 months underwent neuropsychological examination at baseline and after 1 year...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901576/theory-of-mind-in-spina-bifida-relationship-with-intellectual-and-executive-functioning
#10
Jan Stubberud
This article investigates emotion recognition ability, a central aspect of Theory of Mind (ToM), in a group of individuals with spina bifida myelomeningocele (SBM) experiencing executive function deficits, and examine associations between emotion recognition, and intellectual and executive functioning. A total of 38 adult subjects with SBM were included in this study, participating in a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention for executive dysfunction. Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) was used as a measure of emotion recognition, and neuropsychological tests and questionnaires were utilized as executive function measures...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899506/green-tea-effects-on-cognition-mood-and-human-brain-function-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Edele Mancini, Christoph Beglinger, Jürgen Drewe, Davide Zanchi, Undine E Lang, Stefan Borgwardt
BACKGROUND: Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a beverage consumed for thousands of years. Numerous claims about the benefits of its consumption were stated and investigated. As green tea is experiencing a surge in popularity in Western culture and as millions of people all over the world drink it every day, it is relevant to understand its effects on the human brain. PURPOSE: To assess the current state of knowledge in the literature regarding the effects of green tea or green tea extracts, l-theanine and epigallocatechin gallate both components of green tea-on general neuropsychology, on the sub-category cognition and on brain functions in humans...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898959/cognitive-training-using-a-novel-memory-game-on-an-ipad-in-patients-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-amci
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George Savulich, Thomas Piercy, Chris Fox, John Suckling, James B Rowe, John T O'Brien, Barbara J Sahakian
Background: Cognitive training is effective in patients with mild cognitive impairment but does not typically address the motivational deficits associated with older populations with memory difficulties. Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of cognitive training using a novel memory game on an iPad in 42 patients with a diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment assigned to either the cognitive training (n=21; 8 hours of gameplay over 4 weeks) or control (n=21; clinic visits as usual) groups...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895997/-elevated-incidence-of-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis
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E Hernandez-Rodriguez, E Sirumal, P J Perez-Lorensu, J L Perez-Burkhardt, J Barroso, I Galtier
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is one of the main causes of mortality and functional disability in developed countries. Carotid stenosis (CS) is considered the reason for 20-30% of strokes. However, the studies that have gone into depth on the cognitive status of these patients are limited. AIM: To investigate the cognitive performance of CS patients and its relationship with clinical variables (carotid obstruction, lifestyle). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 33 CS patients were evaluated using a broad neuropsychological protocol, and were divided into two groups: symptomatic CS and asymptomatic CS...
September 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895436/evaluation-of-normative-data-of-a-widely-used-computerized-neuropsychological-battery-applicability-and-effects-of-sociodemographic-variables-in-a-dutch-sample
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Sophie J M Rijnen, Ikram Meskal, Wilco H M Emons, Carlijn A M Campman, Sophie D van der Linden, Karin Gehring, Margriet M Sitskoorn
INTRODUCTION: Central Nervous System Vital Signs (CNS VS) is a computerized neuropsychological battery that is translated into many languages. However, published CNS VS' normative data were established over a decade ago, are solely age-corrected, and collected in an American population only. METHOD: Mean performance of healthy Dutch participants on CNS VS was compared with the original CNS VS norms ( N = 1,069), and effects of sociodemographic variables were examined...
September 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894898/effective-collateral-circulation-may-indicate-improved-perfusion-territory-restoration-after-carotid-endarterectomy
#15
Tianye Lin, Zhichao Lai, Yuelei Lv, Jianxun Qu, Zhentao Zuo, Hui You, Bing Wu, Bo Hou, Changwei Liu, Feng Feng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between the level of collateral circulation and perfusion territory normalisation after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: This study enrolled 22 patients with severe carotid stenosis that underwent CEA and 54 volunteers without significant carotid stenosis. All patients were scanned with ASL and t-ASL within 1 month before and 1 week after CEA. Collateral circulation was assessed on preoperative ASL images based on the presence of ATA...
September 11, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891655/longitudinal-intra-individual-variability-in-neuropsychological-performance-relates-to-white-matter-changes-in-hiv
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Jacob D Jones, Taylor Kuhn, Zanjbeel Mahmood, Elyse J Singer, Charles H Hinkin, April D Thames
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies suggest that intraindividual variability (IIV) of neuropsychological performance may be sensitive to HIV-associated neurologic compromise. IIV may be particularly dependent upon the integrity of frontal-subcortical systems, and therefore may be a meaningful phenotype in HIV. We examined the relationship between change in IIV and white matter integrity among HIV seropositive (HIV+) and HIV seronegative (HIV-) individuals. METHOD: The sample consisted of 38 HIV+ participants and 26 HIV- control participants who underwent neuroimaging and a neuropsychological evaluation at baseline and at 2-year follow-up evaluation...
September 11, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890320/neuropsychologist-s-re-view-resective-versus-ablative-amygdalohippocampectomies
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REVIEW
Juri-Alexander Witt, Christian Hoppe, Christoph Helmstaedter
Pharmacoresistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) represents the major indication for epilepsy surgery. Since epilepsy surgery is an elective treatment option, preserving cognition is a high priority. Given the essential role of temporomesial structures in declarative long-term memory formation, surgical treatment for mTLE is primarily associated with a risk of material-specific memory decline, but other cognitive domains may be affected as well. The major determinants for the neuropsychological outcome are the functional integrity of surgically affected tissues, the functional reserve capacities of the remnant brain, the postoperative seizure outcome, as well as the quantitative and qualitative changes of antiepileptic drugs...
September 1, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890300/tau-positron-emission-tomography-using-18-f-thk5351-and-cerebral-glucose-hypometabolism-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jae Myeong Kang, Sang-Yoon Lee, Seongho Seo, Hye Jin Jeong, Sung-Ho Woo, Hyon Lee, Yeong-Bae Lee, Byeong Kil Yeon, Dong Hoon Shin, Kee Hyung Park, Hyejin Kang, Nobuyuki Okamura, Shozo Furumoto, Kazuhiko Yanai, Victor L Villemagne, Joon-Kyung Seong, Duk L Na, Tatsuo Ido, Jaelim Cho, Kyoung-Min Lee, Young Noh
This study aims to evaluate the clinical validity of [(18)F]THK5351 positron emission tomography (PET) for the assessment of disease progression and symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Fifty-one patients with AD dementia, 30 patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), and 43 controls with normal cognition (NC) were included. All subjects underwent [(18)F]THK5351 PET, 3.0-T magnetic resonance imaging, and detailed neuropsychological tests. Regions of interest and voxel-based statistical analyses were performed...
August 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888155/pupil-response-and-attention-skills-in-down-syndrome
#19
Armando Quetzalcóatl Angulo-Chavira, Octavio García, Natalia Arias-Trejo
Down syndrome (DS) is characterized by attentional problems. Little is known about the neural correlates of attention problems in DS due to difficulties in evaluation. Pupil dilation, associated with an increase in cognitive load and locus coeruleus-noradrenaline system activity in humans, is a neurophysiological measurement that may help to characterize such problems. The aim of this research was to investigate the link between a phasic pupil dilation response and target detection in people with DS, as compared with a control group with typical development (TD) matched by mental age...
September 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886499/increased-reward-oriented-impulsivity-in-older-bipolar-patients-a-preliminary-study
#20
Isabelle E Bauer, Breno Satler Diniz, Thomas D Meyer, Antonio Lucio Teixeira, Marsal Sanches, Danielle Spiker, Giovana Zunta-Soares, Jair C Soares
OBJECTIVE: Impulsivity is a well-established trait of bipolar disorder (BD) that persists across mood phases. It is, however, still unknown whether, in BD, impulsivity remains stable or varies in intensity over the lifespan. This cross-sectional study compared impulsive behavior in older euthymic BD patients and healthy individuals using a range of self-rating and behavioral measures of impulsivity. METHODS: 28 BD patients (56.07 ± 4.08 years, 16 women) and 15 healthy controls (HC; 55...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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