AIM To evaluate the usefulness of positron emission tomography (PET) as a predictor of long-term disability after a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-six patients who had sustained a severe TBI were assessed with a broad battery of cognitive and functional scales at baseline and 6-months after inclusion in a multidisciplinary… (More)
AIM Longitudinal study of verbal learning and memory processes after traumatic brain injury (TBI). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients who had sustained a moderate-severe TBI were assessed with a Spanish version of the California Verbal Learning Test at the time of admission and 6-months after inclusion in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program… (More)
AIMS To analyze the validity of the single deck 64-card Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST-64) compared to the standard version (WCST-128), and to study the sensibility of both versions to identify changes over time in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). PATIENTS AND METHODS The WCST was administered twice across a 6-month period to a sample of 50… (More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical profile (neuropsychological, psychopathological, functional and neuroimaging), as well as the evolution of patients with anoxic encephalopathy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nine patients with anoxic encephalopathy attending our Service were included in the study. All patients were assessed with a broad range of… (More)
OBJECTIVES To validate the test of memory malingering (TOMM), and to study the influence of intelligence and memory on its performance in brain injury patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 30 patients with traumatic head injury were included in the study. All patients were assessed with the Complutense verbal learning test, the Visual Reproduction… (More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reviews the main neuropsychiatric disorders associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) and describes the neuropathological hypothesis proposed to explain these symptoms. DEVELOPMENT This disease is usually associated with neuropsychiatric complications such as depression, anxiety and apathy. Besides, psychiatric symptoms are one of the… (More)
Visuospatial impairment has been frequently reported in Parkinson's disease (PD). We present the progressive distortion performance of the Rey-Osterrieth complex figure in parkinsonian patients at different stages of the disease (PD de novo, PD on long-term treatment, PD with phychosis and PD with dementia).