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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095057/age-of-parental-concern-diagnosis-and-service-initiation-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Benjamin Zablotsky, Lisa J Colpe, Beverly A Pringle, Michael D Kogan, Catherine Rice, Stephen J Blumberg
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require substantial support to address the core symptoms of ASD and co-occurring behavioral/developmental conditions. This study explores the early diagnostic experiences of school-aged children with ASD using survey data from a large probability-based national sample. Multivariate linear regressions were used to examine age when parent reported developmental concern to doctor, received ASD diagnosis, and first obtained services. Children whose parents had concerns about their child's verbal communication reported earlier ages for all outcomes when compared to children of parents who did not have verbal communication concerns...
January 2017: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091519/universal-and-uniquely-human-factors-in-spontaneous-number-perception
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Stephen Ferrigno, Julian Jara-Ettinger, Steven T Piantadosi, Jessica F Cantlon
A capacity for nonverbal numerical estimation is widespread among humans and animals. However, it is currently unclear whether numerical percepts are spontaneously extracted from the environment and whether nonverbal perception is influenced by human exposure to formal mathematics. We tested US adults and children, non-human primates, and numerate and innumerate Tsimane' adults on a quantity task in which they could choose to categorize sets of dots on the basis of number alone, surface area alone or a combination of the two...
January 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090807/neurocognitive-function-in-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Daniel A Geller, Amitai Abramovitch, Andrew Mittelman, Abigail Stark, Kesley Ramsey, Allison Cooperman, Lee Baer, S Evelyn Stewart
OBJECTIVES: The small body of neuropsychological research in pediatric OCD yields inconsistent results. A recent meta-analysis found small effect sizes, concluding that pediatric OCD may not be associated with cognitive impairments, stressing the need for more research. We investigated neuropsychological performance in a large sample of OCD youth, while assessing potential moderators. METHODS: Participants with OCD (n = 102), and matched controls (n = 161) were thoroughly screened and blindly evaluated for comorbidities, and completed a neuropsychological battery assessing processing-speed, visuospatial abilities (VSA), working memory (WM), nonverbal memory (NVM), and executive functions (EF)...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087827/neuropsychological-outcome-following-frontal-lobectomy-for-pharmacoresistant-epilepsy-in-adults
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Robyn M Busch, Darlene P Floden, Lisa Ferguson, Shamseldeen Mahmoud, Audrina Mullane, Stephen Jones, Lara Jehi, William Bingaman, Imad M Najm
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective cohort study characterized cognitive and motor outcomes in a large sample of adults who underwent frontal lobe resections for treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsy. METHODS: Ninety patients who underwent unilateral frontal lobe resection for epilepsy (42 language-dominant hemisphere/48 nondominant hemisphere) between 1989 and 2014 completed comprehensive preoperative and postoperative neuropsychological evaluations that included measures of verbal and nonverbal intellectual functioning, attention/working memory, processing speed, language, executive functioning, verbal and visual memory, and motor functioning...
January 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077494/practice-guideline-summary-use-of-fmri-in-the-presurgical-evaluation-of-patients-with-epilepsy-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Jerzy P Szaflarski, David Gloss, Jeffrey R Binder, William D Gaillard, Alexandra J Golby, Scott K Holland, Jeffrey Ojemann, David C Spencer, Sara J Swanson, Jacqueline A French, William H Theodore
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of functional MRI (fMRI) in determining lateralization and predicting postsurgical language and memory outcomes. METHODS: An 11-member panel evaluated and rated available evidence according to the 2004 American Academy of Neurology process. At least 2 panelists reviewed the full text of 172 articles and selected 37 for data extraction. Case reports, reports with <15 cases, meta-analyses, and editorials were excluded...
January 11, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077328/dissociation-between-working-memory-performance-and-proactive-interference-control-in-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Diane Swick, Julien Cayton, Victoria Ashley, And U Turken
Deficits in working memory (WM) and cognitive control processes have been reported in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in addition to clinical symptoms such as hypervigilance, re-experiencing, and avoidance of trauma reminders. Given the uncontrollable nature of intrusive memories, an important question is whether PTSD is associated with altered control of interference in WM. Some studies also suggest that episodic memory shows a material-specific dissociation in PTSD, with greater impairments in verbal memory and relative sparing of nonverbal memory...
January 7, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072923/language-the-diabetes-restricted-code-dialect-and-what-it-means-for-people-with-diabetes-and-clinicians
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Trisha Dunning, Jane Speight, Craig Bennett
Purpose The purpose of the paper is to explore the notion of a diabetes language restricted code or "dialect" and its effect on people with diabetes. Language is a complex phenomenon comprising verbal and nonverbal components used to communicate in human interactions. Methods Information was collected from a literature review, during clinical consultations, and from an email survey. Results Language and the way clinicians use language affect motivation, behaviors, and outcomes of people with diabetes. Language is influenced by culture, experience, and familiarity with words and their use and is idiosyncratic...
January 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069155/communicating-with-patients-from-minority-backgrounds-individual-challenges-experienced-by-oncology-health-professionals
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Kaaren J Watts, Bettina Meiser, Elvira Zilliacus, Rajneesh Kaur, Mona Taouk, Afaf Girgis, Phyllis Butow, David Goldstein, Sandra Hale, Astrid Perry, Sanchia K Aranda, David W Kissane
PURPOSE: Oncology health professionals (HPs) are increasingly required to care for patients from minority backgrounds. Yet many HPs have not had formal training in how to communicate effectively in culturally diverse settings. More information is needed about the challenges that oncology HPs face in communicating with minority patients to inform the content of formal training programs. This qualitative study aimed to identify oncology nurses' and oncologists' individual experiences and challenges in communicating with patients from minority backgrounds...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067549/exploring-visuospatial-abilities-and-their-contribution-to-constructional-abilities-and-nonverbal-intelligence
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Luigi Trojano, Mattia Siciliano, Chiara Cristinzio, Dario Grossi
The present study aimed at exploring relationships among the visuospatial tasks included in the Battery for Visuospatial Abilities (BVA), and at assessing the relative contribution of different facets of visuospatial processing on tests tapping constructional abilities and nonverbal abstract reasoning. One hundred forty-four healthy subjects with a normal score on Mini Mental State Examination completed the BVA plus Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices and Constructional Apraxia test. We used Principal Axis Factoring and Parallel Analysis to investigate relationships among the BVA visuospatial tasks, and performed regression analyses to assess the visuospatial contribution to constructional abilities and nonverbal abstract reasoning...
January 9, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054915/auditory-processing-disorder-as-the-sole-manifestation-of-a-cerebellopontine-and-internal-auditory-canal-lesion
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Vasiliki Vivian Iliadou, Nikos Eleftheriadis
BACKGROUND: Clinical importance of auditory processing disorder (APD) testing is often overlooked and regarded with skepticism given the challenging interpretation of results and the current growing debate of its nature and clinical entity. PURPOSE: Presentation of this case is highly educational as APD is the single clinical manifestation of a large cerebellopontine and internal auditory canal lesion. RESEARCH DESIGN: A case report. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: The patient underwent a standard audiological evaluation with normal results...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046095/learning-and-overnight-retention-in-declarative-memory-in-specific-language-impairment
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Ágnes Lukács, Ferenc Kemény, Jarrad A G Lum, Michael T Ullman
We examined learning and retention in nonverbal and verbal declarative memory in Hungarian children with (n = 21) and without (n = 21) SLI. Recognition memory was tested both 10 minutes and one day after encoding. On nonverbal items, only the children with SLI improved overnight, with no resulting group differences in performance. In the verbal domain, the children with SLI consistently showed worse performance than the typically-developing children, but the two groups showed similar overnight changes. The findings suggest the possibility of spared or even enhanced declarative memory consolidation in SLI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045787/some-neurocognitive-correlates-of-noise-vocoded-speech-perception-in-children-with-normal-hearing-a-replication-and-extension-of-eisenberg-et-al-2002
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Adrienne S Roman, David B Pisoni, William G Kronenberger, Kathleen F Faulkner
OBJECTIVES: Noise-vocoded speech is a valuable research tool for testing experimental hypotheses about the effects of spectral degradation on speech recognition in adults with normal hearing (NH). However, very little research has utilized noise-vocoded speech with children with NH. Earlier studies with children with NH focused primarily on the amount of spectral information needed for speech recognition without assessing the contribution of neurocognitive processes to speech perception and spoken word recognition...
December 27, 2016: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039765/exploring-the-contribution-of-spatial-navigation-to-cognitive-functioning-in-older-adults
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Jan Laczó, Ross Andel, Zuzana Nedelska, Martin Vyhnalek, Kamil Vlcek, Sebastian Crutch, John Harrison, Jakub Hort
Spatial navigation (SN) impairment is present early in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We tested whether SN performance, self-centered (egocentric) and world-centered (allocentric), was distinguishable from performance on established cognitive functions-verbal and nonverbal memory, executive and visuospatial function, attention/working memory, and language function. 108 older adults (53 cognitively normal [CN] and 55 with amnestic mild cognitive impairment [aMCI]) underwent neuropsychological examination and real-space navigation testing...
December 14, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033547/sex-differences-in-verbal-and-nonverbal-learning-before-and-after-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery
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Justus Berger, Frank Oltmanns, Martin Holtkamp, Thomas Bengner
Women outperform men in a host of episodic memory tasks, yet the neuroanatomical basis for this effect is unclear. It has been suggested that the anterior temporal lobe might be especially relevant for sex differences in memory. In the current study, we investigated whether temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) has an influence on sex effects in learning and memory and whether women and men with TLE differ in their risk for memory deficits after epilepsy surgery. 177 patients (53 women and 41 men with left TLE, 42 women and 41 men with right TLE) were neuropsychologically tested before and one year after temporal lobe resection...
December 26, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033036/nonverbal-communication-of-confidence-in-soccer-referees-an-experimental-test-of-darwin-s-leakage-hypothesis
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Philip Furley, Geoffrey Schweizer
The goal of the present paper was to investigate whether soccer referees' nonverbal behavior (NVB) differed based on the difficulty of their decisions and whether perceivers could detect these systematic variations. On the one hand, communicating confidence via NVB is emphasized in referee training. On the other hand, it seems feasible from a theoretical point of view that particularly following relatively difficult decisions referees have problems controlling their NVB. We conducted three experiments in order to investigate into this question...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031065/phenotypic-and-genetic-associations-between-reading-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-dimensions-in-adolescence
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Vickie Plourde, Michel Boivin, Mara Brendgen, Frank Vitaro, Ginette Dionne
Multiple studies have shown that reading abilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, mainly inattention symptoms, are phenotypically and genetically associated during childhood. However, few studies have looked at these associations during adolescence to investigate possible developmental changes. The aim of the study is to examine the genetic and environmental etiology of the associations between inattention and hyperactivity reported by parents, and reading accuracy, reading speed, and word reading in a population-based twin sample (Quebec Newborn Twin Study)...
December 29, 2016: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028623/cognitive-impairment-and-structural-brain-changes-in-patients-with-clinically-isolated-syndrome-at-high-risk-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Eva Hynčicová, Martin Vyhnálek, Adam Kalina, Lukáš Martinkovič, Tomáš Nikolai, Jiří Lisý, Jakub Hort, Eva Meluzínová, Jan Laczó
Patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), unlike those with multiple sclerosis (MS), have a selective cognitive impairment which is not consistently related to structural brain changes. Our objective was to characterize a profile of cognitive impairment and its association with structural brain changes in patients with CIS who are at high risk of developing MS. Patients with CIS at high risk for MS on interferon-beta (n = 51) and age-, gender-, and education-matched controls (n = 44) underwent comprehensive neuropsychological testing and MRI brain scan with voxel-based morphometry...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012515/the-utility-of-early-developmental-assessments-on-understanding-later-nonverbal-iq-in-children-who-are-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing
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Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Susan Wiley, Jannel Phillips, Mekibib Altaye, Daniel I Choo
OBJECTIVE: In children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), it is helpful to have meaningful early measures of development in order to provide effective interventions and offer benchmarks that help recognize varied developmental trajectories. The main objective of this study was to compare results of an early developmental assessment prior to 3 years of age to later nonverbal IQ assessed between 3 and 6 years of age in children who are DHH. METHODS: This study included children 3-6 years of age with bilateral permanent hearing who were enrolled in a prospective cohort study on developmental outcomes...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005103/fat-embolism-syndrome-with-cerebral-fat-embolism-associated-with-long-bone-fracture
#19
Steven F DeFroda, Stephen A Klinge
Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a well-known sequela of long-bone fracture and fixation. FES most commonly affects the pulmonary system. Brain emboli may lead to a symptomatic cerebral fat embolism (CFE), which is devastating. In this article, we review the presentation, causes, and management of FES presenting with CFE, report a case, and review the literature. The case involved an otherwise healthy 42-year-old woman who developed CFE after reamed intramedullary nail fixation of femoral and tibial shaft fractures during a single operation...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994565/have-we-forgotten-auditory-sensory-memory-retention-intervals-in-studies-of-nonverbal-auditory-working-memory
#20
Michael A Nees
Researchers have shown increased interest in mechanisms of working memory for nonverbal sounds such as music and environmental sounds. These studies often have used two-stimulus comparison tasks: two sounds separated by a brief retention interval (often 3-5 s) are compared, and a "same" or "different" judgment is recorded. Researchers seem to have assumed that sensory memory has a negligible impact on performance in auditory two-stimulus comparison tasks. This assumption is examined in detail in this comment...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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