Tag: "verbal" at medical news
Early warning signs of Alzheimer's show up across cognitive areas years before official diagnosis
...nctioning; along with somewhat smaller deficits in verbal
ability, visuospatial skill, and attention. There was no preclinical impairment in primary memory. The generalized nature of the problem is consistent, say the authors, with recent observations that multiple brain structures and functions are affect...
New study shows use of Lorenzo's oil prevents onset of pediatric neurological disorder
... age, and can lead to nerve deterioration, loss of verbal
communication, strength and coordination and, eventually, complete breakdown of bodily function. "The results of this trial offer clinical support for treating the many young boys identified at high-risk for the disease," said Gary Goldstein, M.D., C...
Brain function in schizophrenia can improve with support, holds promise for cognitive rehabilitation
...ain regions that have been shown to be crucial for verbal
processing and memory function in healthy control subjects," Bonner-Jackson said. "For the most part, these brain regions had been shown to be less active in schizophrenia during memory tasks. The results of our study would suggest that these region...
Young athletes' post-concussion migraine may signal greater neurocognitive impairment
...thletes. Neurocognitive outcome summary scores for verbal
and visual memory, visual motor speed, reaction ti...pecifically, the PTM group had significantly lower verbal
and visual memory, motor speed and reaction time scores than the other two groups. The researchers a...
'Hollow-face illusion' affects estimates of distance and reaching tasks
...e of a face also affects participants' reaches and verbal
estimates of distance. "Hollow-face illusion," in...ticipants viewed concave and convex faces and made verbal
and reach estimates that indicated their perceived shape of the face. In the verbal
Antibiotics appear to have little benefit for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections
...er a leaflet provides additional benefit to simple verbal
information remains unclear. Paul Little, M.D., ...ness of an information leaflet compared with brief verbal
information alone. The randomized controlled trial, conducted from August 1998 to July 2003, includ...
Treating autism 'right the first time'
...aviors (flapping or rocking, for example) and more verbal
self-stimulatory behaviors (squeaking or other nonsensical sounds). A prospective study followed: Six new participants were selected three who were predicted to respond to PRT and three who were not. Each prospective responder was matched to a non-r...
Medical privacy vs. health care quality?
...nd which did not, and to call those patients for a verbal
consent so they could conduct the survey. Co-author Eva Kline-Rogers, M.S., R.N., N.P., the manager of the M-CORRP program, notes that those follow-up calls can make a major difference in the rate of consent. Usually, callers find that a patient has ...
New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia
... significantly greater improvements in working and verbal
memory than risperidone (p 2 In an 8-week, double-blind, flexible-dose, parallel study randomizing 673 patients with schizophrenia, cognitive benefits of SEROQUEL (mean modal dose of 530 mg/day) and risperidone were compared. Both medications were...
Cognitive function and compliance with Seroquel examined in separate studies in schizophrenia
...ications. Cognitive assessments including memory, verbal
fluency and executive function, as well as a social skills performance-based measure, were conducted at baseline and at endpoints. Data showed that both SEROQUEL and risperidone were associated with overall improvements in cognitive functioning (p 1 ...
Group-based education improves diabetes self-management, studies find
...heir diabetes. "Education to individuals, not just verbal
communication but in other forms such discovery learning usual visual aids, is very important," Deakin says. "One-on-one this takes time, but spending time with individuals in a group format and having the peer support makes it work in more than one ...
Go to the tape: Video replay improves radiology residents' performance
...ess of their strengths and fosters growth in their verbal
and nonverbal skills. It can also reduce the anxiety they will experience when they take their board examinations. Another benefit to this process is that a library of interesting teaching cases with teaching points and wisdom pearls is created that ...
New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines
...ual aspect of the test, the headphones provide the verbal
instructions and the controller records the wearer's response. In addition to the advantages of its speed and portability, DETECT can also be administered by a non-medical personnel such as a coach or parent rather than a trained neurophysiologist. W...
Secret loves, hidden lives?
...s a direct result of their sexuality. Much of the verbal
abuse came from close family members. Half of the people interviewed had been physically or verbally abused by strangers on the street or on public transport. Experiences of depression and loneliness featured heavily in people's accounts. Two men...
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
...ith cognitive functioning, as measured by tests of verbal
learning and memory. Schizophrenia has always been known as a disease that causes progressive worsen...
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