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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212177/neurocognitive-outcomes-for-acute-global-acquired-brain-injury-in-children
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Fenella J Kirkham
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In children, acute global brain injury from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and nontraumatic coma has a substantial cost to the child, the family, and the society. There have historically been relatively few studies looking at long-term cognition and behavioural outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Long-term follow-up studies, population-based studies, and meta-analyses are now available for TBI in children as well as adults and suggest that there is a significant cognitive cost, particularly for processing speed, working memory, and intelligence quotient (IQ) in severe TBI...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211828/self-efficacy-and-quality-of-life-after-low-intensity-neuropsychological-rehabilitation-a-pre-post-intervention-study
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Ingrid Brands, Maud Custers, Caroline van Heugten
BACKGROUND: Being highly self-efficacious is a key factor in successful chronic disease self-management. It is unknown whether neuropsychological rehabilitation improves self-efficacy in managing the consequences of brain injury. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether levels of general and brain injury specific self-efficacy and quality of life (QoL) increased after neuropsychological rehabilitation and whether cognitive performance was associated with self-efficacy...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208078/the-characteristic-of-cognitive-dysfunction-in-remitted-late-life-depression-and-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Wenxiang Liao, Xiangrong Zhang, Hao Shu, Zan Wang, Duan Liu, ZhiJun Zhang
Remitted late life depression exhibits persistent cognitive impairments and enhances the risk of dementia. This study aimed to examine the characteristics of cognitive dysfunction in remitted late life depression and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Remitted late life depression (n=61), amnestic MCI (n=61) and age-education-matched controls (n=65) were evaluated with a battery of neuropsychological tests grouped into executive function, memory, processing speed, attention and visuospatial domains. Compared with control subjects, amnestic MCI individuals showed more severe cognitive impairments in all domains, while remitted late life depression individuals performed worse in executive function and memory...
January 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206827/validity-of-the-symbol-digit-modalities-test-as-a-cognition-performance-outcome-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Ralph Hb Benedict, John DeLuca, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn D Hudson, Richard Rudick
Cognitive and motor performance measures are commonly employed in multiple sclerosis (MS) research, particularly when the purpose is to determine the efficacy of treatment. The increasing focus of new therapies on slowing progression or reversing neurological disability makes the utilization of sensitive, reproducible, and valid measures essential. Processing speed is a basic elemental cognitive function that likely influences downstream processes such as memory. The Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC) includes representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202373/is-fatigue-associated-with-cognitive-dysfunction-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
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Benzi M Kluger, Kenn Freddy Pedersen, Ole-Bjorn Tysnes, Solgunn O Ongre, Bjørg Øygarden, Karen Herlofson
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue is a common and disabling symptom which may be seen in early Parkinson's disease (PD). Our understanding of the phenomenology and etiology of fatigue in PD is limited. The objective of this study was to determine whether fatigue was related to cognition in early PD patients. METHODS: The study is part of the Norwegian ParkWest project, a population-based cohort study, comprising 184 de novo, drug-naïve patients with PD. PD was diagnosed according to the Gelb criteria...
February 7, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196940/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-imaging-in-small-vessel-disease-microstructural-integrity-and-microvascular-perfusion-related-to-cognition
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C Eleana Zhang, Sau May Wong, Renske Uiterwijk, Julie Staals, Walter H Backes, Erik I Hoff, Tobien Schreuder, Cécile R L P N Jeukens, Jacobus F A Jansen, Robert J van Oostenbrugge
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is associated with cognitive impairment. This may be because of decreased microstructural integrity and microvascular perfusion, but data on these relationships are scarce. We determined the relationship between cognition and microvascular perfusion and microstructural integrity in SVD patients, using intravoxel incoherent motion imaging-a diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging technique designed to determine microvascular perfusion and microstructural integrity simultaneously...
February 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196313/executive-functioning-at-baseline-prospectively-predicts-depression-treatment-response
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Erica L Dawson, Angela F Caveney, Kortni K Meyers, Sara L Weisenbach, Bruno Giordani, Erich T Avery, Michael-Paul Schallmo, Armita Bahadori, Linas A Bieliauskas, Matthew Mordhorst, Sheila M Marcus, Kevin Kerber, Jon-Kar Zubieta, Scott A Langenecker
Objective: Existing cognitive and clinical predictors of treatment response to date are not of sufficient strength to meaningfully impact treatment decision making and are not readily employed in clinical settings. This study investigated whether clinical and cognitive markers used in a tertiary care clinic could predict response to usual treatment over a period of 4 to 6 months in a sample of 75 depressed adults. Methods: Patients (N = 384) were sequentially tested in 2 half-day clinics as part of a quality improvement project at an outpatient tertiary care center between August 2003 and September 2007; additional subjects evaluated in the clinic between 2007 and 2009 were also included...
February 9, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195556/how-neuroscience-can-inform-the-study-of-individual-differences-in-cognitive-abilities
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Dennis J McFarland
Theories of human mental abilities should be consistent with what is known in neuroscience. Currently, tests of human mental abilities are modeled by cognitive constructs such as attention, working memory, and speed of information processing. These constructs are in turn related to a single general ability. However, brains are very complex systems and whether most of the variability between the operations of different brains can be ascribed to a single factor is questionable. Research in neuroscience suggests that psychological processes such as perception, attention, decision, and executive control are emergent properties of interacting distributed networks...
February 14, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190942/cognitive-and-linguistic-predictors-of-mathematical-word-problems-with-and-without-irrelevant-information
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Amber Y Wang, Lynn S Fuchs, Douglas Fuchs
The purpose of this study was to identify cognitive and linguistic predictors of word problems with versus without irrelevant information. The sample was 701 2nd-grade students who received no specialized intervention on word problems. In the fall, they were assessed on initial arithmetic and word-problem skill as well as language ability, working memory capacity, and processing speed; in the spring, they were tested on a word-problem measure that included items with versus without irrelevant information. Significant predictors common to both forms of word problems were initial arithmetic and word problem-solving skill as well as language and working memory...
December 2016: Learning and Individual Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190402/preserving-brain-function-in-a-comatose-patient-with-septic-hyperpyrexia-41-6%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-a-case-report
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Samantha Sterkel, Akinboyede Akinyemi, Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez, George Michel
BACKGROUND: Pyrexia is a physiological response through which the immune system responds to infectious processes. Hyperpyrexia is known to be neurodegenerative leading to brain damage. Some of the neurotoxic effects of hyperpyrexia on the brain include seizures, decreased cognitive speed, mental status changes, coma, and even death. In the clinical management of hyperpyrexia, the goal is to treat the underlying cause of elevated temperature and prevent end organ damage. CASE PRESENTATION: This case illustrates a 39-year-old white American man referred from another medical facility where he had undergone an upper gastrointestinal tract diagnostic procedure which became complicated by blood aspiration and respiratory distress...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189059/augmented-reality-warnings-in-vehicles-effects-of-modality-and-specificity-on-effectiveness
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Felix Schwarz, Wolfgang Fastenmeier
In the future, vehicles will be able to warn drivers of hidden dangers before they are visible. Specific warning information about these hazards could improve drivers' reactions and the warning effectiveness, but could also impair them, for example, by additional cognitive-processing costs. In a driving simulator study with 88 participants, we investigated the effects of modality (auditory vs. visual) and specificity (low vs. high) on warning effectiveness. For the specific warnings, we used augmented reality as an advanced technology to display the additional auditory or visual warning information...
February 8, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188962/impact-of-poor-sleep-quality-and-physical-inactivity-on-cognitive-function-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Sho Nakakubo, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Sangyoon Lee, Sungchul Lee, Ryo Hotta, Seongryu Bae, Takao Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shimada
AIM: The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the combination of subjective sleep quality and physical activity is associated with cognitive performance among community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional data on 5381 older adults who participated in part of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology - Study of Geriatric Syndromes were analyzed. We assessed general cognitive impairment using the Mini-Mental State Examination, and also assessed story memory, attention, executive function and processing speed using the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology Functional Assessment Tool...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185318/cognitive-function-after-heart-transplantation-comparing-everolimus-based-and-calcineurin-inhibitor-based-regimens
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Britta S Bürker, Lars Gullestad, Einar Gude, Anne R Authen, Ingelin Grov, Per K Hol, Arne K Andreassen, Satish Arora, Mary Amanda Dew, Arnt E Fiane, Ira R H Haraldsen, Ulrik F Malt, Stein Andersson
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown conflicting results concerning the occurrence of cognitive impairment after successful heart transplantation (HTx). Another unresolved issue is the possible differential impact of immunosuppressants on cognitive function. In this study, we describe cognitive function in a cohort of HTx recipients and subsequently compare cognitive function between subjects on either everolimus- or calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-based immunosuppression. METHODS: Cognitive function, covering attention, processing speed, executive functions, memory, and language functions, was assessed with a neuropsychological test battery...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182471/efficacy-of-cognitive-rehabilitation-using-computer-software-with-individuals-living-with-schizophrenia-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-japan
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Kazuhiko Iwata, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Sayaka Sato, Shunichi Furukawa, Yukako Watanabe, Norifumi Hatsuse, Emi Ikebuchi
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairment is common in schizophrenia, and is associated with poor psychosocial functioning. Previous studies had inconsistently shown improvement in cognitive functions with cognitive remediation therapy. This study examined whether cognitive remediation is effective in improving both cognitive and social functions in schizophrenia in outpatient settings that provide learning-based psychiatric rehabilitation. This study is the first randomized controlled trial of cognitive remediation in Japan...
February 9, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181901/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-minocycline-in-schizophrenia
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Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Nita Thapa, Silvia Facchini, Brendon Stubbs, Michele Fornaro, André F Carvalho, Christoph U Correll
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to perform an updated systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy and safety of adjunctive minocycline as a treatment of schizophrenia. METHODS: We conducted a PubMed/Scopus database search from inception to 3 February 2016 for randomized, placebo-controlled trials (RCTs), open non-randomized studies, and case reports/series evaluating minocycline in patients with schizophrenia. Random-effects meta-analysis of positive, negative, depressive, and cognitive symptom rating scales, discontinuation and adverse effects rates calculating standardized mean difference (SMD), and risk ratios±95% confidence intervals (CI 95%) were calculated...
February 9, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177265/social-competence-at-2-years-following-child-traumatic-brain-injury
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Vicki Anderson, Miriam Helen Beauchamp, Keith Owen Yeates, Louise Crossley, Nicholas Peter Ryan, Stephen J C Hearps, Cathy Catroppa
Children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at risk of social impairment, but research is yet to document the trajectory of these skills post-injury and factors that may predict social problems. The study addressed these gaps in knowledge, reporting on findings from a prospective, longitudinal follow-up study which investigated social outcomes post injury and explored factors contributing to these outcomes at 2 years post-injury. The sample included 113 children, 74 with TBI and 39 typically developing (TD) controls...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176347/explaining-the-sex-difference-in-dyslexia
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Anne B Arnett, Bruce F Pennington, Robin L Peterson, Erik G Willcutt, John C DeFries, Richard K Olson
BACKGROUND: Males are diagnosed with dyslexia more frequently than females, even in epidemiological samples. This may be explained by greater variance in males' reading performance. METHODS: We expand on previous research by rigorously testing the variance difference theory, and testing for mediation of the sex difference by cognitive correlates. We developed an analytic framework that can be applied to group differences in any psychiatric disorder. RESULTS: Males' overrepresentation in the low performance tail of the reading distribution was accounted for by mean and variance differences across sex...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167329/the-role-of-set-shifting-in-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Sara Siddi, Donatella Rita Petretto, Caterina Burrai, Rosanna Scanu, Antonella Baita, Pierfranco Trincas, Emanuela Trogu, Liliana Campus, Augusto Contu, Antonio Preti
BACKGROUND: Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are a cardinal characteristic of psychosis. Recent research on the neuropsychological mechanism of AVHs has focused on source monitoring failure, but a few studies have suggested the involvement of attention, working memory, processing speed, verbal learning, memory, and executive functions. In this study we examined the neuropsychological profile of patients with AVHs, assuming that the mechanism underlying this symptom could be a dysfunction of specific cognitive domains...
January 21, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164771/a-role-of-the-parasympathetic-nervous-system-in-cognitive-training
#19
Feng Lin, Kathi L Heffner, Ping Ren, Duje Tadin
BACKGROUND: Vision-based speed of processing (VSOP) training can result in broad cognitive improvements in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). What remains unknown, however, is what neurophysiological mechanisms account for the observed training effect. Much of the work in this area has focused on the central nervous system, neglecting the fact that the peripheral system can contributes to changes of the central nervous system and vice versa. OBJECTIVE: We examined the prospective relationship between an adaptive parasympathetic nervous system response to cognitive stimuli and VSOP training-induced plasticity...
February 2, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162919/cholinergic-receptor-binding-in-alzheimer-disease-and-healthy-aging-assessment-in-vivo-with-positron-emission-tomography-imaging
#20
David L Sultzer, Rebecca J Melrose, Hannah Riskin-Jones, Theresa A Narvaez, Joseph Veliz, Timothy K Ando, Kevin O Juarez, Dylan G Harwood, Arthur L Brody, Mark A Mandelkern
OBJECTIVE: To compare regional nicotinic cholinergic receptor binding in older adults with Alzheimer disease (AD) and healthy older adults in vivo and to assess relationships between receptor binding and clinical symptoms. METHODS: Using cross-sectional positron emission tomography (PET) neuroimaging and structured clinical assessment, outpatients with mild to moderate AD (N = 24) and healthy older adults without cognitive complaints (C group; N = 22) were studied...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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