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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053987/the-role-of-executive-functions-and-psychiatric-symptom-severity-in-the-allen-cognitive-levels
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Sarah Schubmehl, Samuel H Barkin, Doug Cort
This study examined the relationship between Allen Cognitive Level (ACL) and psychiatric symptom severity, level of nursing support required to complete activities of daily living (ADLs), and post-hospitalization discharge disposition in a sample of 193 acute psychiatric inpatients. A subsample of 31 participants with acute psychotic disorders were administered three measures of executive functioning in order to examine the convergent validity between ACL and basic sequencing and shifting, phonemic fluency, and visuospatial construction...
October 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053485/the-effects-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-augmentation-of-antipsychotic-treatment-on-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia
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Bjanka Vuksan Ćusa, Nataša Klepac, Nenad Jakšić, Zoran Bradaš, Marija Božičević, Natalia Palac, Marina Šagud
OBJECTIVES: Treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS) continues to be a challenge in modern psychiatry. Most of these patients have severe neurocognitive deficits. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has proved effective and safe in the treatment of TRS, but because of potential neurocognitive adverse effects, it is associated with many controversies. The aim of this prospective, open study was to evaluate the effects of ECT augmentation of antipsychotics on cognitive functions in patients with TRS...
October 19, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035741/association-between-psychological-distress-subjective-cognitive-complaints-and-objective-neuropsychological-functioning-in-brain-tumor-patients
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Aiste Pranckeviciene, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, Arimantas Tamasauskas, Adomas Bunevicius
OBJECTIVES: Psychological distress and cognitive impairment are common complications in patients with brain tumors that are associated with poor quality of life and worse prognosis. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the associations between psychological distress, subjective cognitive complaints and baseline neuropsychological performance of brain tumor patients before neurosurgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-two patients with various brain tumors referred for routine neuropsychological assessment 2-3days before neurosurgery participated in the study...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019160/the-role-of-cognitive-reserve-in-cognitive-aging-what-we-can-learn-from-parkinson-s-disease
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Nicoletta Ciccarelli, Maria Rita Lo Monaco, Domenico Fusco, Davide Liborio Vetrano, Giuseppe Zuccalà, Roberto Bernabei, Vincenzo Brandi, Maria Stella Pisciotta, Maria Caterina Silveri
Parkinson's disease (PD) typically occurs in elderly people and some degree of cognitive impairment is usually present. Cognitive reserve (CR) theory was proposed to explain the discrepancy between the degree of brain pathologies and clinical manifestations. We administered a comprehensive neuropsychological battery to 35 non-demented participants affected by PD. All participants underwent also the Cognitive Reserve Index questionnaire and the Brief Intelligence Test as proxies for CR. Relationships between CR and cognitive performance were investigated by linear regression analyses, adjusting for significant confounding factors...
October 11, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017430/characterizing-neurocognitive-late-effects-in-childhood-leukemia-survivors-using-a-combination-of-neuropsychological-and-cognitive-neuroscience-measures
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Ellen Van Der Plas, Lauren Erdman, Brian J Nieman, Rosanna Weksberg, Darci T Butcher, Deborah L O'connor, Susanne Aufreiter, Johann Hitzler, Sharon L Guger, Russell J Schachar, Shinya Ito, Brenda J Spiegler
Knowledge about cognitive late effects in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is largely based on standardized neuropsychological measures and parent reports. To examine whether cognitive neuroscience paradigms provided additional insights into neurocognitive and behavioral late effects in ALL survivors, we assessed cognition and behavior using a selection of cognitive neuroscience tasks and standardized measures probing domains previously demonstrated to be affected by chemotherapy. 130 ALL survivors and 158 control subjects, between 8 and 18 years old at time of testing, completed the n-back (working memory) and stop-signal (response inhibition) tasks...
October 10, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016375/the-impact-of-medication-anticholinergic-burden-on-cognitive-performance-in-people-with-schizophrenia
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Mei San Ang, Nur Amirah Abdul Rashid, Max Lam, Attilio Rapisarda, Michael Kraus, Richard S E Keefe, Jimmy Lee
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits are prevalent in people with schizophrenia and associated with functional impairments. In addition to antipsychotics, pharmacotherapy in schizophrenia often includes other psychotropics, and some of these agents possess anticholinergic properties, which may impair cognition. The objective of this study was to explore the association between medication anticholinergic burden and cognition in schizophrenia. METHODS: Seven hundred five individuals with schizophrenia completed a neuropsychological battery comprising Judgment of Line Orientation Test, Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence Matrix Reasoning, Continuous Performance Test-Identical Pairs Version, and the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992229/meta-analysis-of-cognitive-functioning-in-patients-following-kidney-transplantation
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Paras Joshee, Amanda G Wood, Eleri R Wood, Elizabeth A Grunfeld
Background: There is mixed evidence regarding the nature of cognitive function in patients who have undergone renal transplantation. The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine which cognitive domains are impacted following kidney transplantation and how performance compares with non-transplanted patients or healthy controls/normative data. Method: A systematic search was conducted using keywords within three databases (Embase, MEDLINE and PsychINFO), yielding 458 unique studies, 10 of which met the inclusion criteria...
September 7, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987059/executive-dysfunction-in-late-life-depression
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Anna Rajtar-Zembaty, Andrzej Sałakowski, Jakub Rajtar-Zembaty, Anna Starowicz-Filip
OBJECTIVES: Nowadays there are numerous reports stressing the occurrence of cognitive functions disorders in late-life depression (LLD). More and more frequently the studies stress the role of executive dysfunctions in LLD. The purpose of the study was an evaluation of the components of executive functions in non-demented LLD patients, as well as an evaluation of the relation between the individual components of executive functions and the level of depressiveness. METHODS: The study included 87 persons with depression and 100 persons in the control group...
August 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984603/relation-of-odor-identification-with-alzheimer-s-disease-markers-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-cognition
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Babette L R Reijs, Inez H G B Ramakers, Lyzel Elias-Sonnenschein, Charlotte E Teunissen, Marleen Koel-Simmelink, Magda Tsolaki, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Gunhild Waldemar, Lucrezia Hausner, Peter Johannsen, Hugo Vanderstichele, Frans Verhey, D P Devanand, Pieter Jelle Visser
BACKGROUND: Impaired olfactory function is an early characteristic of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but it remains unclear if odor identification also relates to early markers of AD in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between odor identification and amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ42) and total tau (t-tau) concentrations in CSF. In addition, to examine the relation between odor identification and cognitive function at baseline and at follow-up, and whether these associations are moderated by CSF Aβ42 and t-tau and apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977012/concomitant-diastolic-dysfunction-further-interferes-with-cognitive-performance-in-moderate-to-severe-systolic-heart-failure
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Mi-Seung Shin, Minjeong An, Sunhwa Kim, Jae Lan Shim, Jin-Kyu Park, JinShil Kim
BACKGROUND: Studies of the relevance of cardiac functional markers to cognitive performance in heart failure (HF) have primarily focused on systolic markers. In this study, we examine whether concomitant diastolic dysfunction further interferes with cognitive performance in memory, attention, and executive function in patients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this cross-sectional correlational study, 82 patients completed face-to-face interviews for neuropsychological testing for cognitive evaluation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974404/influence-of-venus-and-mars-in-the-cognitive-sky-of-schizophrenia-results-from-the-first-step-national-face-sz-cohort
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G Fond, L Boyer, M Leboyer, O Godin, P M Llorca, M Andrianarisoa, F Berna, L Brunel, B Aouizerate, D Capdevielle, I Chereau, T D'Amato, C Dubertret, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, J Mallet, D Misdrahi, R Rey, C Lancon, C Passerieux, P Roux, P Vidailhet, H Yazbek, F Schürhoff, E Bulzacka
OBJECTIVES: Sex differences can yield important clues regarding illness pathophysiology and its treatment. Schizophrenia (SZ) has a lower incidence rate, and a better prognosis, in women versus men. The present study investigated the cognitive profiles of both sexes in a large multi-centre sample of community-dwelling SZ patients. METHOD: 544 community-dwelling stable SZ subjects (141 women and 403 men; mean age 34.5±12.1 and 31.6±8.7years, respectively) were tested with a comprehensive battery of neuropsychological tests...
September 30, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961751/selective-patterns-of-cognitive-impairment-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-6-and-idiopathic-late-onset-cerebellar-ataxia
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Zubir S Rentiya, Brian C Jung, Junun Bae, Christine M Liszewski, Ann Fishman, Annie X Du, Russell L Margolis, Sarah H Ying
Purpose: To determine cognitive impairment patterns in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) compared to patients with idiopathic late-onset cerebellar ataxia (ILOCA). Methods: Neurocognitive testing was conducted on 21 SCA6, nine ILOCA, and 27 controls subjects. Intergroup differences were assessed using the Wilcoxon signed-ranked test or Student's t-test. Principal component analysis (PCA) was performed on nine cognitive variables, and Hotelling's T-squared test assessed group-specific differences...
September 7, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956311/-the-visual-association-test-to-study-episodic-memory-in-clinical-geriatric-psychology
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Han Diesfeldt, Marleen Prins, Gijs Lauret
The Visual Association Test (VAT) is a brief learning task that consists of six line drawings of pairs of interacting objects (association cards). Subjects are asked to name or identify each object and later are presented with one object from the pair (the cue) and asked to name the other (the target). The VAT was administered in a consecutive sample of 174 psychogeriatric day care participants with mild to major neurocognitive disorder. Comparison of test performance with normative data from non-demented subjects revealed that 69% scored within the range of a major deficit (0-8 over two recall trials), 14% a minor, and 17% no deficit (9-10, and ≥10 respectively)...
September 27, 2017: Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951142/cognitive-deficit-in-patients-with-paranoid-schizophrenia-its-clinical-and-laboratory-correlates
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Mariia Dorofeikova, Nikolay Neznanov, Nataliia Petrova
The aim of this study was to search for correlates of cognitive impairment in patients with paranoid schizophrenia among clinical, demographic, anamnestic and biochemical markers (NSE, S100B protein, BDNF, hs-CRP). Patients with paranoid schizophrenia (n=125) were examined using the Brief Assessment of Cognitive Function in Schizophrenia, the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure task, and a number of clinical scales including the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. The majority of patients demonstrated cognitive impairment...
September 20, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947237/neuropsychological-effects-of-occupational-exposure-to-polychlorinated-biphenyls
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B Fimm, W Sturm, A Esser, T Schettgen, K Willmes, J Lang, P M Gaum, T Kraus
In the context of a health surveillance program for former PCB-exposed workers of a transformer and capacitor recycling company in Germany, their family members, employees of surrounding companies and area residents a broad range of cognitive functions covering attention, executive processing, reasoning, memory and motor performance was examined. The study aimed at identifying potential adverse effects of PCB load on cognitive functions. Detailed analysis of PCB burden of the participants revealed rather high correlations of lower and higher chlorinated as well as dioxin-like PCBs...
September 22, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945138/cross-sectional-associations-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-performance-across-cognitive-domains-a-systematic-review
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Tara Alcorn, Elise Hart, Ashleigh E Smith, Daniel Feuerriegel, Blossom C M Stephan, Mario Siervo, Hannah A D Keage
This review aimed to systematically evaluate associations between the Metabolic Syndrome and domain specific cognitive performance from cross-sectional studies. PsycINFO and Medline were searched on 12 January 2017 with the terms "Metabolic Syndrome" and "cogni*." A total of 973 articles were identified, with 26 meeting inclusion criteria. Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome were consistently reported to have poorer performance on executive function tasks that were not adaptations of the verbal fluency task, including the Stockings of Cambridge test, Color-Word Inference Test and Frontal Assessment Battery; findings from adaptations of the verbal fluency test showed less consistent results...
September 25, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936707/immunoglobulin-genotypes-and-cognitive-functions-in-schizophrenia
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Janardan P Pandey, Aryan M Namboodiri, Paul J Nietert, Reiji Yoshimura, Hikaru Hori
Exposure to neurotropic viruses, such as herpes simplex virus type 1 and human cytomegalovirus, has been reported to be associated with cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. These viruses have evolved highly sophisticated strategies for decreasing the efficacy of the host immune response and interfering with viral clearance. Particular immunoglobulin GM (γ marker) genotypes modulate these viral immunoevasion strategies, influence antibody responsiveness to viral proteins, and are also associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia, providing an excellent rationale for determining their possible involvement in the cognitive functions in this highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder...
September 22, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934108/markers-of-microbial-translocation-and-immune-activation-predict-cognitive-processing-speed-in-heavy-drinking-men-living-with-hiv
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Mollie A Monnig, Christopher W Kahler, Patricia A Cioe, Peter M Monti, Kenneth H Mayer, David W Pantalone, Ronald A Cohen, Bharat Ramratnam
HIV infection and alcohol use disorder are associated with deficits in neurocognitive function. Emerging evidence points to pro-inflammatory perturbations of the gut-brain axis as potentially contributing to neurocognitive impairment in the context of HIV and chronic heavy alcohol use. This study examined whether plasma markers of microbial translocation (LPS) from the gastrointestinal tract and related immune activation (sCD14, EndoCAb) were associated with neurocognition in 21 men living with HIV who were virally suppressed on antiretroviral therapy...
September 21, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930751/dementia-predicting-cognitive-risk-score-and-its-correlation-with-cortical-thickness-in-parkinson-disease
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Byoung Seok Ye, Seun Jeon, Jee Hyun Ham, Jae Jung Lee, Jong Min Lee, Hye Sun Lee, Phil Hyu Lee, Young H Sohn
BACKGROUND: We developed a risk score system to predict risks of developing dementia in individual Parkinson disease (PD) patients using baseline neuropsychological tests. METHODS: A total of 216 nondemented PD patients underwent a baseline neuropsychological evaluation and were followed up for a mean of 2.7 (±1.1) years. Univariate Cox regression models controlled for age, gender, and education selected neuropsychological tests individually predicting dementia risk...
September 21, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926815/cognitive-function-and-walking-velocity-in-people-with-dementia-a-comparison-of-backward-and-forward-walking
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Hanna Johansson, Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Håkan Littbrand, Yngve Gustafson, Erik Rosendahl, Annika Toots
How forward and backward walking, both central to everyday life, relate to cognition are relatively unexplored in people with dementia. This study aimed to investigate if forward and backward walking velocity respectively, associated with global cognition and executive function in people with dementia, and whether the association differed according to walking aid use or dementia type. Using a cross-sectional design, 161 participants (77% women), a mean Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of 15, and mean age of 85...
October 2017: Gait & Posture
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