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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931642/variable-course-of-unverricht-lundborg-disease-early-prognostic-factors
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Laura Canafoglia, Edoardo Ferlazzo, Roberto Michelucci, Pasquale Striano, Adriana Magaudda, Antonio Gambardella, Elena Pasini, Vincenzo Belcastro, Patrizia Riguzzi, Martina Fanella, Tiziana Granata, Francesca Beccaria, Claudia Trentini, Amedeo Bianchi, Umberto Aguglia, Ferruccio Panzica, Silvana Franceschetti
OBJECTIVE: To explore the course of Unverricht-Lundborg disease (EPM1) and identify the risk factors for severity, we investigated the time course of symptoms and prognostic factors already detectable near to disease onset. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the features of 59 Italian patients carrying the CSTB expansion mutation, and coded the information every 5 years after the disease onset in order to describe the cumulative time-dependent probability of reaching disabling myoclonus, relevant cognitive impairment, and inability to work, and evaluated the influence of early factors using the log-rank test...
September 20, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931428/personalized-predictive-modeling-for-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-using-an-extension-of-sullivan-s-life-table-model
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Eric Stallard, Bruce Kinosian, Yaakov Stern
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression varies substantially among patients, hindering calculation of residual total life expectancy (TLE) and its decomposition into disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) and disabled life expectancy (DLE) for individual patients with AD. The objective of the present study was to assess the accuracy of a new synthesis of Sullivan's life table (SLT) and longitudinal Grade of Membership (L-GoM) models that estimates individualized TLEs, DFLEs, and DLEs for patients with AD...
September 20, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928193/the-course-and-prognostic-factors-of-cognitive-status-after-central-nervous-system-trauma-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Tatyana Mollayeva, Nicole Pacheco, Andrea D'Souza, Angela Colantonio
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is among the most disabling injuries, resulting in a range of cognitive impairments. Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in conjunction with TBI; the two are best considered together in the context of trauma to the central nervous system (CNS). Despite strong indications of cognitive dysfunction in CNS trauma, little is known about its natural history or relationship with other factors. The current protocol outlines a strategy for a systematic review of the current evidence examining CNS trauma as a prognostic factor of cognitive decline in the adult population...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928071/a-behavioral-and-cognitive-neuroscience-perspective-on-impulsivity-suicide-and-non-suicidal-self-injury-meta-analysis-and-recommendations-for-future-research
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Richard T Liu, Zoë M Trout, Evelyn M Hernandez, Shayna M Cheek, Nimesha Gerlus
We conducted a meta-analysis of neurobehavioral and neurocognitive indices of impulsivity in relation to suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). In our systematic review, 34 studies were identified and submitted to a random-effects meta-analysis. A small pooled effect size was observed for the association between behavioral impulsivity and NSSI (OR=1.34, p<0.05). A small-to-medium pooled effect size (OR=2.23, p<0.001) was found for the association between behavioral impulsivity and suicide attempts, and a medium-to-large pooled effect size was observed for this outcome in relation to cognitive impulsivity (OR=3...
September 16, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922942/preoperative-psychosocial-factors-predicting-patient-s-functional-recovery-after-total-knee-or-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
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Anouck N Bletterman, Marcella E de Geest-Vrolijk, Johanna E Vriezekolk, Maria W Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Nico Lu van Meeteren, Thomas J Hoogeboom
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of preoperative psychosocial factors on the perceived and observed postoperative patient's functional recovery during the post-hospital phase and up to 12 months after hospital discharge of patients who underwent total knee or total hip arthroplasty. METHODS: A systematic review was performed. MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and PsychINFO were systematically screened in order to find prospective longitudinal studies. Risk of bias was assessed using a modified version of a 27-item checklist for prognostic studies, as previously used by Veerbeek...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922152/brain-biomarkers-in-familial-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-models
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Yafit Kuttner-Hirshler, Palamadai N Venkatasubramanian, Joan Apolinario, Jacqueline Bonds, Alice M Wyrwicz, Orly Lazarov
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive loss of memory and cognitive deterioration. It is thought that the onset of the disease takes place several decades before memory deficits are apparent. Reliable biomarkers for the diagnosis or prognostication of the disease are highly desirable. Neural stem cells (NSC) exist in the adult brain throughout life and give rise to neural progenitor cells (NPC), which differentiate into neurons or glia. The level of NPC proliferation and new neuron formation is significantly compromised in mouse models of familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919856/visualizing-hyperactivation-in-neurodegeneration-based-on-prefrontal-oxygenation-a-comparative-study-of-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-healthy-controls
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Kah Hui Yap, Wei Chun Ung, Esther G M Ebenezer, Nadira Nordin, Pui See Chin, Sandheep Sugathan, Sook Ching Chan, Hung Loong Yip, Masashi Kiguchi, Tong Boon Tang
Background: Cognitive performance is relatively well preserved during early cognitive impairment owing to compensatory mechanisms. Methods: We explored functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) alongside a semantic verbal fluency task (SVFT) to investigate any compensation exhibited by the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). In addition, a group of healthy controls (HC) was studied. A total of 61 volunteers (31 HC, 12 patients with MCI and 18 patients with mild AD) took part in the present study...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918204/serum-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-and-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-after-surgery-for-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Xiaoxia Duan, Tao Zhu, Chan Chen, Guanpeng Zhang, Junhui Zhang, Lin Wang, Luye Zhang, Maohua Wang, Xiaobin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction is an important complication of cardiac surgery with poor outcomes. Serum glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor levels are decreased in patients with Alzheimer's disease, but the association between glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor levels and postoperative cognitive dysfunction is poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of postoperative serum glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor levels to predict postoperative cognitive dysfunction in patients with rheumatic heart disease undergoing heart valve replacement...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914354/comorbidity-of-dementia-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-insights-from-a-large-multicenter-italian-cohort
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Francesca Trojsi, Mattia Siciliano, Cinzia Femiano, Gabriella Santangelo, Christian Lunetta, Andrea Calvo, Cristina Moglia, Kalliopi Marinou, Nicola Ticozzi, Gianluca Drago Ferrante, Carlo Scialò, Gianni Sorarù, Amelia Conte, Yuri M Falzone, Rosanna Tortelli, Massimo Russo, Valeria Ada Sansone, Adriano Chiò, Gabriele Mora, Barbara Poletti, Paolo Volanti, Claudia Caponnetto, Giorgia Querin, Mario Sabatelli, Nilo Riva, Giancarlo Logroscino, Sonia Messina, Antonio Fasano, Maria Rosaria Monsurrò, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Jessica Mandrioli
To assess the association, at diagnosis, between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and dementia in a large cohort of well-characterized Italian patients. We investigated the phenotypic profile of 1638 incident patients with definite, probable or laboratory-supported probable ALS, diagnosed from January 2009 to December 2013 in 13 Italian Referral Centers, located in 10 Italian Regions, and classified in two independent subsamples accounting for presence or not of dementia. The collected ALS features, including survival and other follow-up data, were compared between the two subgroups using a one-way analysis of variance and Chi-square test, as appropriate, logistic regression models and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912150/-18-f-fdg-pet-in-parkinsonism-differential-diagnosis-and-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Philipp T Meyer, Lars Frings, Gerta Rücker, Sabine Hellwig
Accurate differential diagnosis of parkinsonism is of a paramount therapeutic and prognostic importance. In addition, with the development of invasive therapies and novel disease-specific therapies, strategies for patient enrichment in trial populations are of growing importance. Imaging disease-specific patterns of regional glucose metabolism with positron emission tomography and [(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-2-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) allows for a highly accurate distinction between Parkinson's disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonian syndromes (APS) including multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906363/predictors-of-noninstitutionalized-survival-1-year-after-hip-fracture-a-prospective-observational-study-to-develop-the-marburg-rehabilitation-tool-for-hip-fractures-marthi
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Benjamin Buecking, Daphne Eschbach, Matthias Knobe, Ludwig Oberkircher, Monika Balzer-Geldsetzer, Richard Dodel, Robert Sielski, Bettina Doering, Steffen Ruchholtz, Christopher Bliemel
Hip fractures are frequent fractures in geriatric patients. These fractures have great socioeconomic implications because of the significantly higher risk of mortality and institutionalization. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic tool to predict survival without institutionalization within 1 year after hip fracture.A total of 402 hip fracture patients aged >60 years (84% community-dwelling) were included in a prospective observational cohort study. Multiple regression analyses determined independent predictors for noninstitutionalized 1-year survival...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901990/the-impact-of-frailty-on-outcomes-in-dialysis
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John Sy, Kirsten L Johansen
: Advances in the assessment of frailty among dialysis patients have improved our understanding of the association between frailty and poor outcomes. We review recent studies that assess the association between frailty and mortality, falls and fractures, hospitalizations, cognitive impairment, and other less traditional outcomes. A greater understanding of these associations may provide more accurate prognostic information, allow tailored interventions, and improve discussions between patients and providers about the risks and benefits of the dialysis procedure...
September 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899446/affective-and-emotional-dysregulation-as-pre-dementia-risk-markers-exploring-the-mild-behavioral-impairment-symptoms-of-depression-anxiety-irritability-and-euphoria
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Zahinoor Ismail, Jennifer Gatchel, Daniel R Bateman, Ricardo Barcelos-Ferreira, Marc Chantillon, Judith Jaeger, Nancy J Donovan, Moyra E Mortby
BACKGROUND: Affective and emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, euphoria, and irritability are common neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in pre-dementia and cognitively normal older adults. They comprise a domain of Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI), which describes their emergence in later life as an at-risk state for cognitive decline and dementia, and as a potential manifestation of prodromal dementia. This selective scoping review explores the epidemiology and neurobiological links between affective and emotional symptoms, and incident cognitive decline, focusing on recent literature in this expanding field of research...
September 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895660/epidemiology-molecular-classification-and-who-grading-of-ependymoma
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Jens-Martin Hübner, Marcel Kool, Stefan M Pfister, Kristian W Pajtler
Ependymoma can arise throughout all compartments of the central nervous system with prevalence for intracranial and spinal location in children and adults, respectively. The current histopathology based WHO grading system distinguishes grade I, II 'classic', and III 'anaplastic' ependymoma. However, analysis of multiple cohorts of intracranial ependymoma demonstrate a wide variance in the utility of the grade II versus grade III distinction as a prognostic marker that may additionally be confounded by the anatomic compartment...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888685/predictive-factors-of-hospital-stay-mortality-and-functional-recovery-after-surgery-for-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients
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T Pareja Sierra, I Bartolomé Martín, J Rodríguez Solís, L Bárcena Goitiandia, M Torralba González de Suso, M D Morales Sanz, M Hornillos Calvo
OBJECTIVES: Due to its high prevalence and serious consequences it is very important to be well aware of factors that might be related to medical complications, mortality, hospital stay and functional recovery in elderly patients with hip fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study of a group of 130 patients aged over 75 years admitted for osteoporotic hip fracture. Their medical records, physical and cognitive status prior to the fall, fracture type and surgical treatment, medical complications and functional and social evolution after hospitalization were evaluated...
September 6, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888555/functional-impairment-prior-to-major-non-cardiac-surgery-is-associated-with-mortality-within-one-year-in-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-gynaecological-and-urogenital-cancer-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Maren Schmidt, Rahel Eckardt, Sarah Altmeppen, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Claudia Spies
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prognostic value of elements of the Geriatric Assessment, in particular the Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test and the Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) for one-year post-operative mortality in elderly patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study included patients 65years of age or older undergoing elective major surgery for cancer between June 2008 and June 2010. Preoperative functional status was measured by the TUG Test and the Barthel Index of ADL Cognitive state was assessed by the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882750/grey-areas-new-zealand-ambulance-personnel-s-experiences-of-challenging-resuscitation-decision-making
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Natalie Elizabeth Anderson, Merryn Gott, Julia Slark
INTRODUCTION: When faced with a patient in cardiac arrest, ambulance personnel must rapidly make complex decisions with limited information. Much of the research examining decisions to commence, continue, withhold or terminate resuscitation has used retrospective audits of registry data and clinical documentation. This study offers a provider-perspective which characterises uncertainty and highlights clinical, cognitive, emotional and physical demands associated with decision-making in the cardiac arrest context...
September 4, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880971/development-and-validation-of-a-novel-acute-myeloid-leukemia-composite-model-to-estimate-risks-of-mortality
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Mohamed L Sorror, Barry E Storer, Amir T Fathi, Aaron T Gerds, Bruno C Medeiros, Paul Shami, Andrew M Brunner, Mikkael A Sekeres, Sudipto Mukherjee, Esteban Peña, Mahmoud Elsawy, Shylo Wardyn, Jennifer Whitten, Rachelle Moore, Pamela S Becker, Jeannine S McCune, Frederick R Appelbaum, Elihu H Estey
Importance: To our knowledge, this multicenter analysis is the first to test and validate (1) the prognostic impact of comorbidities on 1-year mortality after initial therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and (2) a novel, risk-stratifying composite model incorporating comorbidities, age, and cytogenetic and molecular risks. Objective: To accurately estimate risks of mortality by developing and validating a composite model that combines the most significant patient-specific and AML-specific features...
September 7, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874317/generalized-paroxysmal-fast-activity-in-eeg-an-unrecognized-finding-in-genetic-generalized-epilepsy
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Vishwanath Sagi, Inyup Kim, Amar B Bhatt, Hasan Sonmezturk, Bassel W Abou-Khalil, Amir M Arain
OBJECTIVE: To study generalized paroxysmal fast activity (GPFA) in patients with genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE). INTRODUCTION: GPFA is an electroencephalographic (EEG) finding in patients with symptomatic generalized epilepsy consisting of 15-25Hz bifrontally predominant generalized fast activity seen predominantly in sleep. Historically GPFA is linked to epileptic encephalopathy with drug resistant epilepsy and intellectual disability. However, GPFA has been rarely described as an atypical finding in patients with GGE without negative prognostic implication...
September 2, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873078/multidimensional-prognostic-modelling-in-people-with-chronic-axial-low-back-pain
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Martin Rabey, Anne Smith, Darren Beales, Helen Slater, Peter O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: To derive prognostic models for people with chronic low back pain (CLBP) (n=294) based upon an extensive array of potentially prognostic multidimensional factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study entered multidimensional data (demographics, pain characteristics, pain responses to movement, behaviors associated with pain, pain sensitivity, psychological, social, health, lifestyle) at baseline, and interventions undertaken, into prognostic models for pain intensity, disability, global rating of change and bothersomeness at 1-year...
October 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
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