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Genuine memory deficits in dementia
Controlled learning with effective cued recall is needed to distinguish between genuine memory deficits due to impairment of specific memory processes and apparent memory deficits due to impairmentExpand
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Development and validation of a model for estimating premorbid verbal intelligence in the elderly.
In a preliminary effort to improve the early diagnosis of dementia, we developed a regression-based method for estimating premorbid intelligence measured by the ability to read irregular words fromExpand
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Communication failures in the operating room: an observational classification of recurrent types and effects
Background: Ineffective team communication is frequently at the root of medical error. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of communication failures in the operating roomExpand
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Screening for dementia by memory testing
Enhanced cued recall provides a simple and clinically useful memory test for identifying dementia in the elderly. Because this test induces semantic processing and coordinates encoding and retrievalExpand
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Memory impairment, executive dysfunction, and intellectual decline in preclinical Alzheimer's disease.
In the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), we examined the temporal unfolding of declining performance on tests of episodic memory (Free Recall on the Free and Cued Selective RemindingExpand
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Hippocampal sclerosis: a common pathological feature of dementia in very old (≥80 years of age) humans
In a neuropathological study of 81 brains of prospectively studied subjects of 80 years of age or older at the time of death, 13 cases (16%), including 4 men and 9 women, had hippocampal sclerosisExpand
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Getting teams to talk: development and pilot implementation of a checklist to promote interprofessional communication in the OR
Background: Pilot studies of complex interventions such as a team checklist are an essential precursor to evaluating how these interventions affect quality and safety of care. We conducted a pilotExpand
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Memory and mental status correlates of modified Braak staging
We assessed the relationships of performance on memory and mental status tests and neuropathologic stage of Alzheimer's disease as defined by Braak and Braak in 29 patients from a prospectiveExpand
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Free and Cued Selective Reminding Identifies Very Mild Dementia in Primary Care
The Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT) is used widely to identify very mild dementia; 3 alternative scoring procedures have been proposed based on free recall, total recall, and cueExpand
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Memory impairment on free and cued selective reminding predicts dementia
Objective: To estimate the relative rates of dementia in initially nondemented subjects with and without memory impairment defined by baseline free recall from the Free and Cued Selective RemindingExpand
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