On the value and the limits of cognitive screening, as seen in President Trump ’s examination

DISCUSSION: Among cognitively normal older adults MoCA performance remains relatively stable over time, however across the older adult age-span MoCA performance declines in a linear fashion. These results will help clinicians better understand the normal course of MoCA change in older adults while researchers may use these results to inform sample size estimates for intervention studies. Cognitive monitoring and testing in the near future: The FDA clears two computerized cognitive tests to assist in medical evaluations following brain injury or concussion Biopharma embraces digital cognitive assessments to identify behavioral health biomarkers Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright 10 neu­rotech­nolo­gies about to trans­form brain enhance­ment and brain health Jan Samzelius, CEO of Brainnovations Winner NeuraMetrix, encourages pioneers to focus on “simple, elegant solutions to big problems” ?
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Age-associated Alzheimer’s Disease cognition Cognitive variability cognitive-decline cognitive-function cognitive-screening executive brain function Intraindividual change memory impairment Source Type: blogs

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This study aims to reflect on the process of adoption of the preprints publication model, briefly delimiting its history and current use by the national and the international scientific community. Departing from the literature and a consultation of preprint repositories, this reflection intends to highlight the main challenges that preprint implementation will face in the Nursing area, along with its specificities. While considering its benefits for scientific dissemination, this study points out the difficulties that may arise from the implementation of mostly north-American science models in a peripheral country such as ...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
This article gives an overview of the current results of PET with radiolabelled amino acids in therapy monitoring of standard therapy as well as various innovative approaches in the treatment of patients with cerebral gliomas.Expert opinion: Amino acid PET has proven to be helpful in therapy monitoring of gliomas, the costs are low in relation to the costs of therapy and the clinical benefit, and a widespread clinical use is highly desirable. PMID: 31829748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
Conclusions: In patients discontinuing natalizumab, fingolimod has a favorable benefit–risk profile over 48 months. These findings also suggest using a short washout following natalizumab discontinuation, consistent with guidelines and current clinical practice in Germany.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): N.B. Teixeira, M.B. Sant'Anna, A.C. Giardini, L.P. Araujo, L.A. Fonseca, A.S. Basso, Y. Cury, G. PicoloAbstractMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a Central Nervous System inflammatory demyelinating disease that has as primary symptoms losses of sensory and motor functions, including chronic pain. To date, however, few studies have investigated the mechanisms of chronic pain in animal models of MS since locomotor impairments render difficult its evaluation. It was previously demonstrated that in the MOG35-55-induced EAE, an animal mod...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Ceribell Inc., the company that set out to simplify bedside electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring with its Ceribell Rapid Response EEG and took home the 2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards Best-in-Show award, has just launched Clarity, a new 24/7 bedside EEG monitoring and alerting technology. The company made the announcement at the American Epileptology Society Annual Meeting. Ceribell Rapid Response EEG was designed to ease EEG setup and triage for patients with suspicion of seizure, and application does not require an EEG technician. In addition to winning the MDEA Best in Show, the system was also recognized with a ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Software Source Type: news
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news
ConclusionsThis study provides initial perspectives on measles preparedness among Idaho CAHs, despite limited generalizability. Future studies should explore whether self-reported preparedness measures reflect the ability of the CAHs to control measles spread when cases present for care.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionA significant association between hearing handicap and dementia was found. The mechanism of this association requires further research and may involve higher order central processing disorder.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
(CNN/CBS) — At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to a preliminary estimate released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 2.6 million flu illnesses and 23,000 flu-related hospitalizations, according to the analysis. So far this season, the CDC has received reports of 10 children who have died from the flu, four more than the week before. Experts have warned that flu is hitting the United States early this year, and there are concerns that this early season could mean a particularly severe season overall. Flu spread significantly in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Flu Source Type: news
ConclusionsAppropriate policies to manage food anaphylaxis events and anaphylaxis management training were missing in a substantial proportion of camps. Camp-tailored food allergy training is needed given the number of camps reporting food allergy reactions requiring epinephrine.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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