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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110494/a-systematic-review-of-cognitive-effects-of-exercise-in-depression
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N Brondino, M Rocchetti, L Fusar-Poli, E Codrons, L Correale, M Vandoni, C Barbui, P Politi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the impact of physical exercise on cognitive symptoms in depressed adult patients. METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed in Web of Science™ and CINAHL from inception to August 2016. Two reviewers independently selected randomized trials evaluating the effect of exercise on cognitive functions in patients with a validated diagnosis of depression. Outcome measures included global cognition and different cognitive domains (speed of processing, attention/vigilance, working memory, verbal and visual memory, and reasoning)...
January 22, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107734/patient-and-medical-barriers-preclude-uptake-of-tamoxifen-preventative-therapy-in-women-with-a-strong-family-history
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Anita R Skandarajah, Susan Thomas, Kylie Shackleton, Laura Chin-Lenn, Geoffrey J Lindeman, G Bruce Mann
AIMS: To assess the eligibility, uptake and impediments to tamoxifen use in high-risk women attending a risk management clinic due to family history. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with a germline mutation in a cancer predisposing gene or at high genetic risk (based on family history) attending a Breast and Ovarian cancer risk management clinic from February 2014 to May 2015 received both verbal and written evidence-based information on preventive therapy and were recommended to consider endocrine prevention if not contraindicated...
January 17, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102492/persistent-cognitive-deficits-after-whiplash-injury-a-comparative-study-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-and-healthy-volunteers
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Kurt Beeckmans, Cleo Crunelle, Silke Van Ingelgom, Karla Michiels, Eva Dierckx, Patrick Vancoillie, Henri Hauman, Bernard Sabbe
In this study, we evaluated persistent cognitive deficits in whiplash injury (WI) patients and compared these to cognitive functioning in mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) patients and healthy controls (HC). Sixty-one patients suffering from a WI were compared with 57 patients suffering from a MTBI and with 30 HC. They were examined with an extensive neuropsychological test battery assessing attention, memory, and visuospatial and executive functions. In both patient groups, participants showed persistent cognitive symptoms (more than 6 months post-injury)...
January 19, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097451/vrt-verbal-reasoning-test-a-new-test-for-assessment-of-verbal-reasoning-test-realization-and-italian-normative-data-from-a-multicentric-study
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Benedetta Basagni, Claudio Luzzatti, Eduardo Navarrete, Marina Caputo, Gessica Scrocco, Alessio Damora, Laura Giunchi, Paola Gemignani, Annarita Caiazzo, Maria Grazia Gambini, Renato Avesani, Mauro Mancuso, Luigi Trojano, Antonio De Tanti
Verbal reasoning is a complex, multicomponent function, which involves activation of functional processes and neural circuits distributed in both brain hemispheres. Thus, this ability is often impaired after brain injury. The aim of the present study is to describe the construction of a new verbal reasoning test (VRT) for patients with brain injury and to provide normative values in a sample of healthy Italian participants. Three hundred and eighty healthy Italian subjects (193 women and 187 men) of different ages (range 16-75 years) and educational level (primary school to postgraduate degree) underwent the VRT...
January 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088681/maintenance-effects-of-working-memory-intervention-cogmed-in-children-with-symptomatic-epilepsy
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Amanda Fuentes, Elizabeth N Kerr
PURPOSE: To extend previous research documenting the benefits of working memory (WM) intervention (Cogmed) immediately post-intervention in children with epilepsy by assessing the 3-month maintenance effects. METHODS: Participants involved in a previous randomized clinical trial (RCT) were invited to participate if they completed Cogmed within the last 3months (n=15) and additional participants (n=13) were prospectively recruited. Standardized assessments of near-transfer effects (i...
January 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079611/it-is-just-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder%C3%A2-or-is-it
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Dana C Won, Christian Guilleminault, Peter J Koltai, Stacey D Quo, Martin T Stein, Irene M Loe
Carly is a 5-year-old girl who presents for an interdisciplinary evaluation due to behaviors at school and home suggestive of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Parent report of preschool teacher concerns was consistent with ADHD. Psychological testing showed verbal, visual-spatial, and fluid reasoning IQ scores in the average range; processing speed and working memory were below average. Carly's behavior improved when her mother left the room, and she was attentive during testing with a psychologist...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
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/28057048/a-preliminary-study-of-a-novel-emergency-department-nursing-triage-simulation-for-research-applications
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Steven L Dubovsky, Daniel Antonius, David G Ellis, Werner Ceusters, Robert C Sugarman, Renee Roberts, Sevie Kandifer, James Phillips, Elsa C Daurignac, Kenneth E Leonard, Lisa D Butler, Jessica P Castner, G Richard Braen
BACKGROUND: Studying the effect on functioning of the emergency department of disasters with a potential impact on staff members themselves usually involves table top and simulated patient exercises. Computerized virtual reality simulations have the potential to configure a variety of scenarios to determine likely staff responses and how to address them without intensive utilization of resources. To decide whether such studies are justified, we determined whether a novel computer simulation has the potential to serve as a valid and reliable model of on essential function in a busy ED...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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/28050406/a-study-of-workplace-violence-experienced-by-doctors-and-associated-risk-factors-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-south-delhi-india
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Mukesh Kumar, Madhur Verma, Timiresh Das, Geeta Pardeshi, Jugal Kishore, Arun Padmanandan
INTRODUCTION: The increasing incidences of violence against doctors in their workplaces are an important reason for stress among these healthcare workers. Many incidences of workplace violence against doctors have been reported in the past and are also being continuously reported from different parts of the country as well as the world. AIM: To determine the prevalence of workplace violence among doctors and to study the associated risk factors in a tertiary care hospital of Delhi, India...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032044/psychosocial-factors-associated-with-reverse-smoking-a-qualitative-research
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G Harini, K V Krishnam Raju, D V S Kiran Raju, K Kalyan Chakravarthy, S Nagasri Kavya
OBJECTIVES: Reverse smoking is a peculiar form of smoking in which the smoker puts the lit end of the cigarette into the mouth and then inhales the smoke. There may be many predisposing factors that influence an individual to cultivate this habit, of which psychosocial habits could be the predominating factor. Hence, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the psychosocial factors that influence an individual to undertake this peculiar habit of reverse smoking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 128 habitual reverse smokers were included in the study, out of which 121 were females and 7 were males...
November 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026197/what-paint-can-tell-us-a-fractal-analysis-of-neurological-changes-in-seven-artists
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Alex Forsythe, Tamsin Williams, Ronan G Reilly
OBJECTIVE: The notion that artistic capability increases with dementia is both novel and largely unsupported by available literature. Recent research has suggested an emergence of artistic capabilities to be a by-product of involuntary behaviour seen with dementia, as opposed to a progression in original thinking (de Souza, et al., 2010). A far more complementary explanation comes from Hannemann (2006), who suggests that art offers an outlet for dementia patients to refine and sharpen their cognitive abilities...
January 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018253/executive-function-mediates-the-relations-between-parental-behaviors-and-children-s-early-academic-ability
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Rory T Devine, Giacomo Bignardi, Claire Hughes
The past decade has witnessed a growth of interest in parental influences on individual differences in children's executive function (EF) on the one hand and in the academic consequences of variation in children's EF on the other hand. The primary aim of this longitudinal study was to examine whether children's EF mediated the relation between three distinct aspects of parental behavior (i.e., parental scaffolding, negative parent-child interactions, and the provision of informal learning opportunities) and children's academic ability (as measured by standard tests of literacy and numeracy skills)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005563/evaluation-of-a-novel-communication-application-from-nurses-perspectives
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Rebecca S Koszalinski, Ruth M Tappen, Tracey Melhuish, Valarie Grumme
The purpose of this article is to report usability of a computer application, Speak for Myself, from nurses' perspectives. This was a one-group exploratory survey. Nurses included patients in the study who were older than 18 years, could write and speak English, were unable to verbalize needs for any reason, and had a specified sedation-agitation scale (-1 to +1). Patients were excluded if they were younger than 18, could not write and/or speak English, or had a Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale score exceeding -1 to +1...
December 21, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998633/limitations-in-prehospital-communication-between-trauma-helicopter-ambulance-services-and-dispatch-centers
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Annelieke Maria Karien Harmsen, Georgios Giannakopoulos, Gaby Franschman, Herman Christiaans, Frank Bloemers
BACKGROUND: Prehospital communication with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is carried out in hectic situations. Proper communication among all medical personal is required to enhance collaboration, to provide the best care and enable shared situational awareness. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article was to give insight into current Dutch prehospital emergency care communication among all EMS and evaluate the usage of a new physician staffed helicopter EMS (P-HEMS) cancellation model...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974472/better-cognition-in-new-birth-cohorts-of-70-year-olds-but-greater-decline-thereafter
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Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Peter Karlsson, Johan Skoog, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate birth cohort differences in level of cognition and rate of change in old age. METHODS: Data were drawn from three population-based Swedish samples including age-homogenous cohorts born 1901/02, 1906/07, and 1930, and measured on the same cognitive tests at ages 70, 75, and 79 as part of the Gerontological and Geriatric Populations Studies in Gothenburg (H70). We fitted growth curve models to the data using a Bayesian framework and derived estimates and inferences from the marginal posterior distributions...
January 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956832/assessment-of-suicidality-in-children-and-adolescents-with-diagnosis-of-high-functioning-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-a-turkish-clinical-sample
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Sevcan Karakoç Demirkaya, Mustafa Deniz Tutkunkardaş, Nahit Motavalli Mukaddes
OBJECTIVES: Considering that suicide is one of the most common reasons of adolescent death worldwide, there is a lack of clinical awareness on suicidal behaviors of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study aims to assess the rate of suicidality (suicidal ideation, behaviors and attempts) and associated risk factors for suicidality in high functioning ASD. METHODS: Medical records of 55 adolescents (six girls, 49 boys), aged between 7-20 years, with diagnosis of ASD were reviewed...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939298/reasons-for-missed-appointments-with-a-hepatitis-c-outreach-clinic-a-qualitative-study
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Ray Poll, Peter Allmark, Angela M Tod
BACKGROUND: Non-attendance in drug service hepatitis C outreach clinics means clients miss the opportunity of being given lifestyle advice and referral to hospital for assessment and treatment. A similar problem is experienced in other services throughout the UK. A qualitative study was undertaken to investigate the problem. METHODS: Clients with a history of not attending the outreach clinic were invited to participate during a routine drug clinic appointment. A contact details sheet with a preferred telephone number was completed by those agreeing to take part...
January 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936148/screening-for-dyslexia-using-eye-tracking-during-reading
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Mattias Nilsson Benfatto, Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr, Jan Ygge, Tony Pansell, Agneta Rydberg, Christer Jacobson
Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental reading disability estimated to affect 5-10% of the population. While there is yet no full understanding of the cause of dyslexia, or agreement on its precise definition, it is certain that many individuals suffer persistent problems in learning to read for no apparent reason. Although it is generally agreed that early intervention is the best form of support for children with dyslexia, there is still a lack of efficient and objective means to help identify those at risk during the early years of school...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933013/on-elementary-affective-decisions-to-like-or-not-to-like-that-is-the-question
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Arthur Jacobs, Markus J Hofmann, Annette Kinder
Perhaps the most ubiquitous and basic affective decision of daily life is deciding whether we like or dislike something/somebody, or, in terms of psychological emotion theories, whether the object/subject has positive or negative valence. Indeed, people constantly make such liking decisions within a glimpse and, importantly, often without expecting any obvious benefit or knowing the exact reasons for their judgment. In this paper, we review research on such elementary affective decisions (EADs) that entail no direct overt reward with a special focus on Neurocognitive Poetics and discuss methods and models for investigating the neuronal and cognitive-affective bases of EADs to verbal materials with differing degrees of complexity...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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