cognitive impairment

Early cognitive impairment after sedation for colonoscopy: the effect of adding midazolam and/or fentanyl to propofol

Authors: Usha Padmanabhan, Kate Leslie, Audrey Singyi Eer, Paul Maruff, Brendan S Silbert

Journal: Anesthesia and Analgesia

Year Published: 2009

Background: The sedative drug combination that produces minimal cognitive impairment and optimal operating conditions during colonoscopy has not been determined. We sought to determine if the use of propofol alone results in less cognitive impairment at […]

Criterion and construct validity of the CogState Schizophrenia Battery in Japanese patients with schizophrenia

Authors: Taisuke Yoshida, Motomu Suga, Kunimasa Arima, Yasuko Muranaka, Tsunehiko Tanaka, Satoshi Eguchi, Crystal Lin, Sumiko Yoshida, Masanori Ishikawa, Yuko Higuchi, Tomonori Seo, Yoshinori Ueoka, Masahito Tomotake, Yasuhiro Kaneda, David Darby, Paul Maruff, Masaomi Iyo, Kiyoto Kasai, Teruhiko Higuchi, Tomiki Sumiyoshi, Tetsuro Ohmori, Kiyohisa Takahashi, Kenji Hashimoto

Journal: Public Library of Science One

Year Published: 2011

Background: The CogState Schizophrenia Battery (CSB), a computerized cognitive battery, covers all the same cognitive domains as the Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia (MATRICS) Consensus Cognitive Battery but is briefer to conduct. […]

Clinical trials of potential cognitive-enhancing drugs in schizophrenia: what have we learned so far?

Authors: Richard S E Keefe, Robert W Buchanan, Stephen R Marder, Nina R Schooler, Ashish Dugar, Milana Zivkov, Michelle Stewart

Journal: Schizophrenia Bulletin

Year Published: 2013

In light of the number of studies conducted to examine the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS), we critically reviewed recent CIAS trials. Trials were identified through searches of the website “” using the […]

Computerized cognitive remediation training for schizophrenia: an open label, multi-site, multinational methodology study

Authors: N V Murthy, H Mahncke, B E Wexler, P Maruff, A Inamdar, M Zucchetto, J Lund, S Shabbir, S Shergill, M Keshavan, S Kapur, M Laruelle, R Alexander

Journal: Schizophrenia Research

Year Published: 2012

A recent single-site study (Fisher et al., 2009. Am J Psychiatry. 166 (7) 805-11) showed that repeated training with the Brain Fitness Program (BFP) improved performance on a battery of neuropsychological tasks. If replicated these data […]

Cutting a long story short: reaction times in acute stroke are associated with longer term cognitive outcomes

Authors: Toby B Cumming, Amy Brodtmann, David Darby, Julie Bernhardt

Journal: Journal of the Neurological Sciences

Year Published: 2012

Background: The viability and usefulness of cognitive assessment in acute stroke have been questioned, with practical challenges arising from the focal nature of neurological deficits as well as heterogeneity in arousal state. We aimed to test […]

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