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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081720/effects-of-recent-alcohol-consumption-level-on-neurocognitive-performance-in-hiv-individuals
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Kara R Douglas-Newman, Rachel V Smith, Mary V Spiers, Timothy Pond, Henry R Kranzler
OBJECTIVES: Although HIV+ individuals may be at increased risk of alcohol-related cognitive impairment, the relations between drinking level and cognitive performance in these individuals are not well understood. We examined whether higher levels of recent drinking in HIV+ individuals were associated with poorer cognitive performance, particularly in executive functioning (EF) and memory. METHODS: We administered a comprehensive cognitive battery to 120 seropositive subjects (101 men) who reported alcohol consumption in the preceding 90 days...
September 2017: Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069110/vortioxetine-for-major-depressive-disorder-vasomotor-and-cognitive-symptoms-associated-with-the-menopausal-transition
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Marlene P Freeman, Laura J Cheng, Danna Moustafa, Abigail Davies, Alexandra Z Sosinsky, Betty Wang, Laura F Petrillo, Charlotte Hogan, Lee S Cohen
BACKGROUND: In a preliminary trial, we assessed the efficacy of vortioxetine for major depressive disorder (MDD) during the menopausal transition. Secondary outcomes included hot flashes (HFs), anxiety, and cognitive complaints. METHODS: Perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women with MDD (N = 27) received 8 weeks of open-label, flexible-dose treatment with vortioxetine. The Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) was the primary outcome measure. Secondary measures included: HF frequency, the Greene Climacteric Scale (GCS), Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MEN-QOL), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Cognitive and Physical Functioning Questionnaire (CPFQ), Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST), and Cogstate testing...
November 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023272/sensitivity-of-the-cogstate-test-battery-for-detecting-prolonged-cognitive-alterations-stemming-from-sport-related-concussions
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Veronik Sicard, Robert D Moore, Dave Ellemberg
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the Cogstate test battery contains the requisite sensitivity to detect prolonged cognitive alterations. METHODS: One hundred twenty collegiate athletes (71 with a history of concussion; 49 controls) completed the Cogstate test battery, to which we added a 2-back condition. In addition to the Cogstate clinical (transformed variables), we analyzed the raw data. RESULTS: The clinical variables failed to reveal any group differences...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919805/a-pilot-evaluation-of-a-computer-based-psychometric-test-battery-designed-to-detect-impairment-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Nicola A Cook, Jin Un Kim, Yasmin Pasha, Mary Me Crossey, Adrian J Schembri, Brian T Harel, Torben Kimhofer, Simon D Taylor-Robinson
BACKGROUND: Psychometric testing is used to identify patients with cirrhosis who have developed hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Most batteries consist of a series of paper-and-pencil tests, which are cumbersome for most clinicians. A modern, easy-to-use, computer-based battery would be a helpful clinical tool, given that in its minimal form, HE has an impact on both patients' quality of life and the ability to drive and operate machinery (with societal consequences). AIM: We compared the Cogstate™ computer battery testing with the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score (PHES) tests, with a view to simplify the diagnosis...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829004/recent-and-long-term-soccer-heading-exposure-is-differentially-associated-with-neuropsychological-function-in-amateur-players
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Cara F Levitch, Molly E Zimmerman, Naomi Lubin, Namhee Kim, Richard B Lipton, Walter F Stewart, Mimi Kim, Michael L Lipton
OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the relative contribution of recent or long-term heading to neuropsychological function in amateur adult soccer players. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Soccer players completed a baseline questionnaire (HeadCount-12m) to ascertain heading during the prior 12 months (long-term heading, LTH) and an online questionnaire (HeadCount-2w) every 3 months to ascertain heading during the prior 2 weeks (recent heading, RH). Cogstate, a battery of six neuropsychological tests, was administered to assess neuropsychological function...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794213/brachial-and-cerebrovascular-functions-are-enhanced-in-postmenopausal-women-after-ingestion-of-chocolate-with-a-high-concentration-of-cocoa
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Channa E Marsh, Howard H Carter, Kym J Guelfi, Kurt J Smith, Kerryn E Pike, Louise H Naylor, Daniel J Green
Background: Cocoa contains polyphenols that are thought to be beneficial for vascular health.Objective: We assessed the impact of chocolate containing distinct concentrations of cocoa on cerebrovascular function and cognition.Methods: Using a counterbalanced within-subject design, we compared the acute impact of consumption of energy-matched chocolate containing 80%, 35%, and 0% single-origin cacao on vascular endothelial function, cognition, and cerebrovascular function in 12 healthy postmenopausal women (mean ± SD age: 57...
September 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771032/reliability-of-computerized-neurocognitive-tests-for-concussion-assessment-a-meta-analysis
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James L Farnsworth, Lucas Dargo, Brian G Ragan, Minsoo Kang
OBJECTIVE:   Although widely used, computerized neurocognitive tests (CNTs) have been criticized because of low reliability and poor sensitivity. A systematic review was published summarizing the reliability of Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) scores; however, this was limited to a single CNT. Expansion of the previous review to include additional CNTs and a meta-analysis is needed. Therefore, our purpose was to analyze reliability data for CNTs using meta-analysis and examine moderating factors that may influence reliability...
September 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768522/exploring-the-reliability-and-acceptability-of-cognitive-tests-for-indigenous-australians-a-pilot-study
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Kylie M Dingwall, Allison O Gray, Annette R McCarthy, Jennifer F Delima, Stephen C Bowden
BACKGROUND: Reliable cognitive assessment for Indigenous Australians is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on Western concepts, content and values. A test's psychometric properties should therefore be assessed prior to use in other cultures. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the reliability and acceptability of four cognitive tests for Australian Aboriginal people. METHODS: Participants were 40 male and 44 female (N = 84) Aboriginal patients from Alice Springs Hospital...
August 2, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747896/time-dependent-effects-of-acute-exercise-on-university-students-cognitive-performance-in-temperate-and-cold-environments
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Ling-Yu Ji, Xiao-Ling Li, Yang Liu, Xiu-Wen Sun, Hui-Fen Wang, Long Chen, Liang Gao
Background: Few studies have examined the acute exercise-induced changes in cognitive performance in different thermal environments and the time course effects. Objective: Investigate the time-dependent effects of acute exercise on university students' processing speed, working memory and cognitive flexibility in temperate and cold environments. Method: Twenty male university students (age 23.5 ± 2.0 years) with moderate physical activity level participated in a repeated-measures within-subjects design. Processing speed, working memory and cognitive flexibility were assessed using CogState test battery at baseline (BASE), followed by a 45-min rest (REST), immediately after (EX) and 30 min after (POST-EX) 30-min moderate-intensity treadmill running in both temperate (TEMP; 25°C) and cold (COLD; 10°C) environments...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740811/change-in-daytime-sleepiness-and-cognitive-function-in-a-6-month-double-blind-study-of-lurasidone-and-quetiapine-xr-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Philip D Harvey, Cynthia O Siu, Antony D Loebel
Daytime sleepiness is a commonly reported adverse effect associated with psychotropic agents that may impair cognitive performance and functioning. The objective of this post-hoc analysis was to evaluate the long-term effects of lurasidone and quetiapine XR on daytime sleepiness and neurocognitive performance during a 6-month, double-blind continuation study, in subjects who completed an initial 6-week, randomized, placebo-controlled trial comparing these agents. Daytime sleepiness, cognitive performance, and health-related quality of life were assessed with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), CogState computerized battery, and the Quality of Well-Being (QWB-SA) Scale, respectively...
September 2016: Schizophrenia Research. Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732265/chronic-work-stress-and-decreased-vagal-tone-impairs-decision-making-and-reaction-time-in-jockeys
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Kathleen Landolt, Paul Maruff, Ben Horan, Michael Kingsley, Glynda Kinsella, Paul D O'Halloran, Matthew W Hale, Bradley J Wright
The inverse relationship between acute stress and decision-making is well documented, but few studies have investigated the impact of chronic stress. Jockeys work exhaustive schedules and have extremely dangerous occupations, with safe performance requiring quick reaction time and accurate decision-making. We used the effort reward imbalance (ERI) occupational stress model to assess the relationship of work stress with indices of stress physiology and decision-making and reaction time. Jockeys (N=32) completed computerised cognitive tasks (Cogstate) on two occasions; September and November (naturally occurring lower and higher stress periods), either side of an acute stress test...
July 14, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727640/no-seasonal-changes-in-cognitive-functioning-among-high-school-football-athletes-implementation-of-a-novel-electrophysiological-measure-and-standard-clinical-measures
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Steven P Broglio, Richelle Williams, Ashley Rettmann, Brandon Moore, James T Eckner, Sean Meehan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate neuroelectric and cognitive function relative to a season of football participation. Cognitive and neuroelectric function declines are hypothesized to be present in football athletes. DESIGN: Observational. SETTING: Athletic fields and research laboratory. PATIENTS (OR PARTICIPANTS): Seventy-seven high school athletes (15.9 + 0.9 years, 178.6 + 7.2 cm, 74.4 + 14.7 kg, and 0.8 + 0.8 self-reported concussions) participating in football (n = 46) and noncontact sports (n = 31)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655206/deficient-emotion-processing-is-associated-with-everyday-functioning-capacity-in-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorder
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Jonathan M Grabyan, Erin E Morgan, Marizela V Cameron, Javier Villalobos, Igor Grant, Steven Paul Woods
Objective: Emotion processing has received little research focus in HIV, but emerging evidence suggests that abilities such as facial affect discrimination may be features of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). The present study hypothesized that individuals with HAND would evidence an emotion processing deficit relative to cognitively unimpaired individuals with HIV and seronegative comparison participants on a task assessing these abilities. Moreover, it was expected that this deficit would be significantly associated with social aspects of everyday functioning...
June 26, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649579/computerized-vs-paper-pencil-assessment-of-cognitive-change-following-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Maude-Marie Gagnon, Robert Laforce
IMPORTANCE: Cognitive impairment is common among patients with stroke and early recognition can optimize patient care. OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity of computerized cognitive testing in an adult population with acute ischemic stroke. DESIGN: Validation study comparing computerized vs paper-pencil assessments at two time points three months apart in a stroke unit. MAIN OUTCOME: Correlation analyses between computerized (using CogState Brief Battery) and paper-pencil testing (using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) both at study entry and follow-up visits...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634467/brain-network-activation-technology-does-not-assist-with-concussion-diagnosis-and-return-to-play-in-football-athletes
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Steven P Broglio, Richelle Williams, Andrew Lapointe, Ashley Rettmann, Brandon Moore, Sean K Meehan, James T Eckner
BACKGROUND: Concussion diagnosis and management remains a largely subjective process. This investigation sought to evaluate the utility of a novel neuroelectric measure for concussion diagnosis and return to play decision-making. HYPOTHESIS: Brain Network Activation (BNA) scores obtained within 72-h of injury will be lower than the athlete's preseason evaluation and that of a matched control athlete; and the BNA will demonstrate ongoing declines at the return to play and post-season time points, while standard measures will have returned to pre-injury and control athlete levels...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626440/executive-function-in-adolescence-associations-with-child-and-family-risk-factors-and-self-regulation-in-early-childhood
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Donna Berthelsen, Nicole Hayes, Sonia L J White, Kate E Williams
Executive functions are important higher-order cognitive skills for goal-directed thought and action. These capacities contribute to successful school achievement and lifelong wellbeing. The importance of executive functions to children's education begins in early childhood and continues throughout development. This study explores contributions of child and family factors in early childhood to the development of executive function in adolescence. Analyses draw on data from the nationally representative study, Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501805/neurological-tests-improve-after-olympic-style-boxing-bouts-a-pretournament-and-post-tournament-study-in-the-2016-women-s-world-boxing-championships
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David R Howell, William P Meehan, Michael P Loosemore, Joseph Cummiskey, Jean-Paul Grabner von Rosenberg, David McDonagh
AIM: To prospectively examine the neurocognitive, postural, dual-task and visual abilities of female Olympic-style boxers before and after participation in a tournament. METHODS: Sixty-one females completed the modified Balance Error Scoring System (mBESS), King-Devick test and 3 m timed-up-and-go test in single-task and dual-task conditions. A subset (n=31) completed the CogState computerised neurocognitive test. Initial testing was completed prior to the 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships; each participant repeated the testing protocol within a day of elimination...
September 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494817/comparison-of-cognitive-functioning-as-measured-by-the-ruff-figural-fluency-test-and-the-cogstate-computerized-battery-within-the-lifelines-cohort-study
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Jisca S Kuiper, Richard C Oude Voshaar, Floor E A Verhoeven, Sytse U Zuidema, Nynke Smidt
BACKGROUND: The Ruff Figural Fluency Test (RFFT; a pencil and paper test) and the CogState (a computerized cognitive test battery) are well-validated and suitable tests to evaluate cognitive functioning in large observational studies at the population level. The LifeLines Cohort Study includes the RFFT as baseline measurement and incorporated the CogState as replacement for the RFFT at follow-up. It is unknown how these two tests relate to each other. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the correlation between the RFFT and the CogState and the impact of demographic characteristics on this association...
May 12, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460315/preliminary-evidence-concerning-the-pattern-and-magnitude-of-cognitive-dysfunction-in-major-depressive-disorder-using-cogstate-measures
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Margaret T Davis, Nicole DellaGioia, David Matuskey, Brian Harel, Paul Maruff, Robert H Pietrzak, Irina Esterlis
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits are common in individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD), and are associated with treatment non-responsiveness and poorer functional outcomes. Characterization of the nature and magnitude of deficits in this population has been limited in part by lack of brief, practical, and well-validated assessment measures. The goal of this study was to use a brief, practical, and repeatable computerized cognitive test battery from Cogstate to examine differences in cognitive functioning between individuals with MDD and healthy controls...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444123/a-comparison-of-four-computerized-neurocognitive-assessment-tools%C3%A2-to-a-traditional-neuropsychological-test-battery-in-service-members-with-and-without-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Wesley R Cole, Jacques P Arrieux, Brian J Ivins, Karen A Schwab, Felicia M Qashu
Objective: Computerized neurocognitive assessment tools (NCATS) are often used as a screening tool to identify cognitive deficits after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). However, differing methodology across studies renders it difficult to identify a consensus regarding the validity of NCATs. Thus, studies where multiple NCATs are administered in the same sample using the same methodology are warranted. Method: We investigated the validity of four NCATs: the ANAM4, CNS-VS, CogState, and ImPACT...
April 24, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
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