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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092399/association-of-dietary-patterns-with-global-and-domain-specific-cognitive-decline-in-chinese-elderly
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Yen-Ching Chen, Chien-Cheng Jung, Jen-Hau Chen, Jeng-Min Chiou, Ta-Fu Chen, Ya-Fang Chen, Sung-Chun Tang, Shin-Joe Yeh, Meei-Shyuan Lee
BACKGROUND: Significant differences exist between eastern and western diets, and the way in which Chinese dietary intake relates to specific cognitive domains remains unclear. We aimed to assess the association between dietary patterns (DPs) and cognitive decline in Chinese elderly. SETTING: Participants were recruited from the elderly health checkup program of a teaching hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 475 elders (age ≥65) were included in this prospective cohort study...
January 16, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092209/executive-function-is-an-important-consideration-for-coping-strategy-use-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Lisa B Grech, Litza A Kiropoulos, Katherine M Kirby, Ernest Butler, Mark Paine, Robert Hester
INTRODUCTION: Executive function deficits are prevalent in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), and PwMS use less adaptive coping than healthy controls. This cross-sectional study assessed whether there is a relationship between executive function and coping in PwMS. METHOD: One hundred and seven participants with relapsing remitting or secondary progressive MS (n = 83 and 24, respectively; age M = 48.8 ± 11.1 years) completed measures of coping and executive function...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
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/28063392/differences-in-the-verbal-fluency-working-memory-and-executive-functions-in-alcoholics-short-term-vs-long-term-abstainers
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Katarzyna Nowakowska-Domagała, Karolina Jabłkowska-Górecka, Łukasz Mokros, Jacek Koprowicz, Tadeusz Pietras
The aim of the study was to assess differences in verbal fluency, working memory and executive functions in two subgroups of alcohol-dependent patients, those undergoing short-term abstinence (STA) and those undergoing long-term abstinence (LTA), and to compare the level of cognitive functions in patients after long-term abstinence with healthy subjects. The study group consisted of 106 alcohol-dependent patients (53 immediately after drinking at least 3 days and 53 after at least one-year abstinence). The control group comprised 53 subjects, whose age, sex and education levels matched those of the patients in the experimental group...
December 27, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061362/developing-easy-to-perform-routine-mri-measurements-as-potential-surrogates-for-cognitive-impairment-in-ms
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Sarah A Morrow, Suresh Menon, Heather Rosehart, Manas Sharma
OBJECTIVES: One of the most frequently disabling symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is cognitive impairment which is often insidious in onset and therefore difficult to recognize in the early stages, for both persons with MS and clinicians. A biomarker that would help identify those at risk of cognitive impairment, or with only mild impairment, would be a useful tool for clinicians. Using MRI, already an integral tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease activity in MS, would be ideal...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052883/association-of-dietary-cholesterol-and-egg-intakes-with-the-risk-of-incident-dementia-or-alzheimer-disease-the-kuopio-ischaemic-heart-disease-risk-factor-study
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Maija Pt Ylilauri, Sari Voutilainen, Eija Lönnroos, Jaakko Mursu, Heli Ek Virtanen, Timo T Koskinen, Jukka T Salonen, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Jyrki K Virtanen
BACKGROUND: There is little information about the associations of intakes of cholesterol and eggs, a major source of dietary cholesterol, with the risk of cognitive decline in general populations or in carriers of apolipoprotein E ɛ4 (APO-E4), a major risk factor for dementia. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the associations of cholesterol and egg intakes with incident dementia, Alzheimer disease (AD), and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older men from Eastern Finland...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043955/structural-cerebellar-correlates-of-cognitive-and-motor-dysfunctions-in-cerebellar-degeneration
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Kalyani Kansal, Zhen Yang, Ann M Fishman, Haris I Sair, Sarah H Ying, Bruno M Jedynak, Jerry L Prince, Chiadi U Onyike
Detailed mapping of clinical dysfunctions to the cerebellar lobules in disease populations is necessary to establish the functional significance of lobules implicated in cognitive and motor functions in normal subjects. This study constitutes the first quantitative examination of the lobular correlates of a broad range of cognitive and motor phenomena in cerebellar disease. We analysed cross-sectional data from 72 cases with cerebellar disease and 36 controls without cerebellar disease. Cerebellar lobule volumes were derived from a graph-cut based segmentation algorithm...
January 2, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038438/executive-function-and-genetic-loading-in-nonpsychotic-relatives-of-schizophrenia-patients
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Erkan Aydın, Mine Cansu Ülgen, Abdülkadir Tabo, Özlem Devrim Balaban, Sema Yeşilyurt, Hüseyin Yumrukçal
Executive functions meet the "endophenotype candidate" criteria in neuropsychological measures for schizophrenic patients. To determine which area of executive functioning has the greatest value in differentiating the so called "candidate endophenotype" of schizophrenia through comparing the effect sizes of four commonly used executive function tests. A Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, a Stroop Test, a Trail Making Test and a Verbal Fluency Test were used to evaluate executive function in two study groups: healthy relatives of schizophrenia patients from simplex and multiplex families and a healthy control group...
December 21, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033253/postoperative-cognitive-changes-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-under-regional-anesthesia
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Young-Tae Jeon, Byung-Gun Kim, Young Ho Park, Hye-Min Sohn, Jungeun Kim, Seung Chan Kim, Seong Soo An, SangYun Kim
BACKGROUND: The type of postoperative cognitive decline after surgery under spinal anesthesia is unknown. We investigated the type of postoperative cognitive decline after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Neuropsychological testing was conducted and the changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers after surgery were evaluated. METHODS: Fifteen patients who required bilateral TKA at a 1-week interval under spinal anesthesia were included. Neuropsychological tests were performed twice, once the day before the first operation and just before the second operation (usually 1 week after the first test) to determine cognitive decline...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030542/acute-cognitively-engaging-exergame-based-physical-activity-enhances-executive-functions-in-adolescents
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Valentin Benzing, Theda Heinks, Noëmi Eggenberger, Mirko Schmidt
The study aimed to elucidate the influence of cognitive engagement comprised in an acute bout of exergame-based physical activity on executive functions (inhibition, cognitive flexibility) in adolescents. Therefore, the level of cognitive engagement and the intensity of physical activity were systematically varied across three experimental conditions. Sixty-five healthy male adolescents (13-16 years) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: (a) physical activity with high levels of cognitive engagement during active video gaming, (b) physical activity with low levels of cognitive engagement during active video gaming, (c) sedentary with low levels of cognitive engagement during passive video watching...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007359/neurocognitive-function-in-patients-with-residual-excessive-sleepiness-from-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Ksdy S Werli, Leonardo J Otuyama, Paulo H Bertolucci, Camila F Rizzi, Christian Guilleminault, Sergio Tufik, Dalva Poyares
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate neurocognitive function in adult patients with residual excessive sleepiness (RES) after appropriate treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with CPAP and good adherence to treatment. METHODS: This was a prospective controlled study. We included patients of both sexes, aged 35-60 years with OSA and an apnea-hypopnea index >20 ev/h, effectively treated with CPAP, but with a residual Epworth Sleepiness Scale score ≥11...
October 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991935/is-there-a-link-between-tnf-gene-expression-and-cognitive-deficits-in-depression
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Kinga Bobińska, Elżbieta Gałecka, Janusz Szemraj, Piotr Gałecki, Monika Talarowska
: Neuroinflammation is a known factor in the pathogenesis of recurrent depressive disorders. Depression is accompanied by activated immune-inflammatory pathways including increased levels of TNFα, sTNFR1and sTNFR2.The purpose of this study was to analyse the TNF-α, TNFRSF1A and TNFRSF1B genes on both mRNA and protein levels in patients with rDD, and to investigate the relationship between TNF-α,TNFRSF1A and TNFRSF1B gene expression and cognitive performance. The study comprised 158 subjects: patients with recurrent depressive disorder (n=89) and healthy subjects (n=69)...
December 16, 2016: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989970/neurocognitive-function-surrounding-the-resection-of-frontal-who-grade-i-meningiomas-a-prospective-matched-control-study
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Philipp Hendrix, Elisa Hans, Christoph J Griessenauer, Andreas Simgen, Joachim Oertel, Julia Karbach
OBJECTIVE: Patients suffering from intracranial meningiomas may suffer from neurocognitive dysfunctions in specific cognitive domains depending on tumor location and size. The literature on the cognitive function surrounding the resection of frontal meningiomas is sparse. METHODS: We performed a prospective matched-control study to investigate the cognitive performance of frontal meningioma patients undergoing resection. The neurocognitive status one week and two months post resection was compared to the preoperative status and to matched-controls...
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965058/apathy-and-higher-level-of-gait-control-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Gilles Allali, Magali Laidet, Stéphane Armand, Arnaud Saj, Paul Krack, Frédéric Assal
Apathy represents the most common behavioral disturbance in patients with suspicion of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and has a major impact on quality of life. However, its impact on gait -the hallmark motor disturbance of iNPH - has never been studied yet. This study aims to evaluate the impact of apathy on higher level of gait control in patients with suspicion of iNPH. Stride time variability (STV), a marker of higher level of gait control, was quantified during usual walking (single task) and during walking while performing simultaneously cognitive tasks (dual task) of counting and verbal fluency...
December 11, 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932344/using-robust-normative-data-to-investigate-the-neuropsychology-of-cognitive-aging
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Karra D Harrington, Yen Ying Lim, David Ames, Jason Hassenstab, Stephanie Rainey-Smith, Joanne Robertson, Olivier Salvado, Colin L Masters, Paul Maruff
OBJECTIVE: The extent to which increasing age is associated with impairment in cognitive function, termed cognitive aging, may have been overestimated in prior studies. The inclusion of individuals with severe or uncontrolled systemic medical illness or prodromal neurodegenerative disease in normal aging samples is likely to bias estimates toward lower cognitive performance and inflate estimates of variability. METHOD: Unbiased estimates of cognitive aging in 658 adults aged 60-84, who underwent rigorous screening to ensure their general and cognitive health, were computed...
December 8, 2016: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927036/integrative-group-based-cognitive-rehabilitation-efficacy-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Oiane Rilo, Javier Peña, Natalia Ojeda, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antigüedad, Mar Mendibe-Bilbao, Ainara Gómez-Gastiasoro, John DeLuca, Nancy Chiaravalloti, Naroa Ibarretxe-Bilbao
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the efficacy of the integrative group-based cognitive rehabilitation programme, REHACOP, on improving cognitive functions in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Fourty-two MS patients were randomized to the treatment programme REHACOP (n = 21) or waiting list control condition (n = 21). The REHACOP group received cognitive rehabilitation in group format for three months focused on attention, processing speed, learning and memory, language, executive functioning, and social cognition...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924705/long-term-air-pollution-and-traffic-noise-exposures-and-cognitive-function-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-heinz-nixdorf-recall-study
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Lilian Tzivian, Martha Dlugaj, Angela Winkler, Frauke Hennig, Kateryna Fuks, Dorothee Sugiri, Tamara Schikowski, Hermann Jakobs, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Susanne Moebus, Barbara Hoffmann, Christian Weimar
Investigations of adverse effects of air pollution (AP) and ambient noise on cognitive functions are apparently scarce, and findings seem to be inconsistent. The aim of this study was to examine the associations of long-term exposure to AP and traffic noise with cognitive performance. At the second examination of the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall study (2006-2008), cognitive performance was evaluated in 4086 participants. Long-term residential exposure to size-specific particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) with land use regression, to and traffic noise (weighted 24-h (LDEN) and nighttime (LNIGHT) means), was assessed according to the European Union (EU) Directive 2002/49/EC...
2016: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915210/functional-brain-imaging-of-walking-while-talking-an-fnirs-study
#18
Florian G Metzger, Ann-Christine Ehlis, Florian B Haeussinger, Patrick Schneeweiss, Justin Hudak, Andreas J Fallgatter, Sabrina Schneider
Since functional imaging of whole body movements is not feasible with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the present study presents in vivo functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) as a suitable technique to measure body movement effects on fronto-temporo-parietal cortical activation in single- and dual-task paradigms. Previous fNIRS applications in studies addressing whole body movements were typically limited to the assessment of prefrontal brain areas. The current study investigated brain activation in the frontal, temporal and parietal cortex of both hemispheres using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) with two large 4×4 probe-sets with 24 channels each during single and dual gait tasks...
November 30, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913387/using-multivariate-base-rates-to-interpret-low-scores-on-an-abbreviated-battery-of-the-delis-kaplan-executive-function-system
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Justin E Karr, Mauricio A Garcia-Barrera, James A Holdnack, Grant L Iverson
OBJECTIVE: Executive function consists of multiple cognitive processes that operate as an interactive system to produce volitional goal-oriented behavior, governed in large part by frontal microstructural and physiological networks. Identification of deficits in executive function in those with neurological or psychiatric conditions can be difficult because the normal variation in executive function test scores, in healthy adults when multiple tests are used, is largely unknown. This study addresses that gap in the literature by examining the prevalence of low scores on a brief battery of executive function tests...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908287/is-mid-life-social-participation-associated-with-cognitive-function-at-age-50-results-from-the-british-national-child-development-study-ncds
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Ann Bowling, Jitka Pikhartova, Brian Dodgeon
BACKGROUND: Some studies have indicated that social engagement is associated with better cognitive outcomes. This study aimed to investigate associations between life-course social engagement (civic participation) and cognitive status at age 50, adjusting for social networks and support, behavioural, health, social and socio-economic characteristics. METHODS: The vehicle for the study was the National Child Development Study (1958 Birth Cohort Study), which is a general population sample in England, Scotland and Wales (9119: 4497 men and 4622 women) participating in nationally representative, prospective birth cohort surveys...
December 2, 2016: BMC Psychology
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