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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between traditional executive function measures and everyday competence in Spanish-speaking individuals with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS AND PROCEDURES Thirty-two TBI patients (24 men, eight women) with an age range of 17-59 years (mean age = 30.73 years; SD = 13.34) were(More)
OBJECT Data from many studies have demonstrated that shunt insertion in patients with idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is associated with high morbidity and a lack of significant improvement; however, the use of strict diagnostic and treatment protocols can improve the results of surgery in these patients. The primary aim in this prospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is understood about the effects of prematurity on long-term cognitive functioning. No detailed studies have been carried out in a Spanish population to investigate the cognitive performance of adolescents who were born preterm. AIMS To utilise the Wechsler intelligence scales to examine the performance of a broad sample of adolescents(More)
AIM To evaluate the potential reorganization of the sensorimotor cortex in a patient with traumatic brain injury after an intensive motor rehabilitation. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 17-year-old male with severe traumatic brain injury was submitted to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) analyses of motor control before and after motor rehabilitation.(More)
INTRODUCTION Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in the neonatal period has been associated to developmental impairment or delay in preterm born children and adolescents. To our knowledge there is no study in literature which describes the effects of neonatal IVH in preterm subjects on different specific cognitive functions in adolescent samples. AIM. To(More)
INTRODUCTION At the present time porencephalia refers to the presence of deep, unilateral or bilateral cavities or excavations, frequently communicating with the subarachnoid space or lateral ventricles, which occur following brain destruction during the end of the foetal or beginning of the new-born period. The clinical features are various forms of(More)
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