The use and impact of a supported aphasia-friendly photo menu tool on iPads in the inpatient hospital setting: a pilot study

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Source: Aphasiology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Source Type: research

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This article reports on a patient with tumefactive rebound of MS who presented with acute onset encephalopathy and progressive motor deficiencies a few days after Fingolimod cessation. Despite the invasive treatment, the disease progressed and resulted in the patient's death. This article discusses the clinical course of the disease and the MRI findings and compares them with the findings of previous reports.The present case shows that rebound activity can occur even after a short-term fingolimod withdrawal and may present with acute onset encephalopathy and aphasia.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Maria Cotelli, Rosa Manenti, Clarissa Ferrari, Elena Gobbi, Ambra Macis, Stefano F. CappaAbstractThe aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine the efficacy of language training, alone or in combination with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, designed to improve oral and written naming abilities in Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), and to investigate whether gains can be maintained over time and generalize to untrained items. An electronic database search was conducted up to 31st of May 20...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Condition:   Primary Progressive Aphasia Interventions:   Device: Active tDCS;   Device: Placebo tDCS;   Behavioral: Language training;   Behavioral: Unstructured cognitive training Sponsors:   IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli;   Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Logopenic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Non-fluent Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Semantic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia Interventions:   Device: ACTIVE rTMS;   Device: SHAM rTMS Sponsors:   Massachusetts General Hospital;   National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Primary Progressive Aphasia Interventions:   Device: Active tDCS;   Device: Placebo tDCS;   Behavioral: Language training;   Behavioral: Unstructured cognitive training Sponsors:   IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli;   Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Logopenic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Non-fluent Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Semantic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia Interventions:   Device: ACTIVE rTMS;   Device: SHAM rTMS Sponsors:   Massachusetts General Hospital;   National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In this study, 20 PPA patients and 25 healthy controls were recruited in the Primary Progressive Aphasia program in the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit. We used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography to reconstruct the MdLF and extract tract-specific DTI metrics (fractional anisotropy (FA), radial diffusivity (RD), mean diffusivity (MD) and axial diffusivity (AD)) to assess white matter changes in PPA and their relationship with language impairments. We found severe WM damage in the MdLF in PPA patients, which was principally pronounced in the left hemisphere. Moreover, the WM alterations ...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Discussion Our results are consistent with those of prior studies that have shown that SFA treatment and phonomotor treatment generalize to untrained words that share features (semantic or phonological sequence, respectively) with the training set. However, they show that there is no significant generalization to untrained words that do not share semantic features or phonological sequence features. PMID: 31805247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research
__________ Just a heads-up about a great event later this week in Dublin, Ireland, for those working on virtual and augmented reality and healthcare innovation. When: Thu Dec 5, 2019 8:00 am — Fri Dec 6, 2019 5:00 pm. Where: Davenport Hotel Featured sessions include: Day 1 – Thursday, December 5th, 2019 9:00am‑9:30am Introductions, Welcome and Setting The Stage Robert Fine, Executive Director, International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association (IVRHA) 9:30am-10:30am Keynote Presentation:  Virtual Reality and Healthcare: The Past, The Present and The Future Dr. Walter Gree...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology augmented reality Dublin healthcare healthcare innovation virtual-reality Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: The TDQ-30 has the potential to become a valuable picture-naming test for the diagnosis of mild anomia associated with pathological aging. PMID: 31792492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
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