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Use of the frontal assessment battery in evaluating executive dysfunction in patients with Huntington’s disease
The frontal assessment battery (FAB) is a bedside cognitive scale designed to measure executive functions. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor,Expand
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Frontal assessment battery in a Brazilian sample of healthy controls: normative data.
OBJECTIVE To show data on the performance of healthy subjects in the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB), correlating with gender, age, education, and scores in the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).Expand
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An analysis of the cognitive items of the movement disorders society checklist for the diagnosis of dementia in patients with Parkinson's disease.
OBJECTIVE Some studies about the Movement Disorders Society checklist for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) dementia (PDD) suggested that its accuracy was not totally satisfactory. Our studyExpand
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Starfruit neurotoxicity mimicking an acute brainstem stroke
The carambola (Averrhoa carambola), also known as the starruit, is originally native to Southeastern Asian countries, such as he Philippines, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. About 150 years ago, it asExpand
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Teaching Video NeuroImages: Excessive grinning in Wilson disease
A 19-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of excessive grinning. Examination revealed unrestrained grinning and mild symmetric parkinsonism. Wilson disease was suspected and confirmed by theExpand
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Executive cognitive tests for the evaluation of patients with Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by changes in movement, which are later followed by cognitive, behavioral and psychological changes. The objective of the present study was to correlateExpand
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Cluster analysis of cognitive performance in a sample of patients with Parkinson's disease
Background Cognitive impairment is a common feature of Parkinson's disease (PD). The diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in patients with PD implies an increased risk for later developmentExpand
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The interlocking finger test in patients with Parkinson’s disease and healthy subjects
The interlocking finger test (ILFT) is a bedside screening test in which the subject must imitate four bimanual finger gestures without symbolic meaning. We assessed the utility of the test in theExpand
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Visuospatial cognitive tests for the evaluation of patients with Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder characterized by motor disturbances, neuropsychological symptoms and cognitive changes, including cases of dementia. The most frequently describedExpand
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