This study examined the performance of a sample of 821 healthy job applicants on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT). Subjects had previously passed basic academic skills tests and physical examinations and were deemed free of cognitive impairment and medical illness. They were also motivated to perform well on cognitive tests. Gender,… (More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with non-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related primary central nervous system lymphomas have the potential to achieve durable complete responses without radiotherapy, with treatment using enhanced chemotherapy delivery with blood-brain barrier disruption (BBBD). Reported 5-year survival rates with combined chemotherapy and… (More)
THINK FIRST is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to educate young people about the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. This paper describes a study conducted by THINK FIRST of Oregon on one of its injury prevention curricula, THINK FIRST for KIDS.
Compared performance on Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test and California Verbal Learning Test. Slightly higher scores were obtained on CVLT variables. No significant differences were found for order of test administration. Results were interpreted to show minimal practice effects for different list-learning tests administered in the same test battery.
In order to investigate further the psychological construct of hostility measured on the Cook-Medley (Ho) Scale as a health risk factor, the present study examined relationships between hostility assessed on the Ho Scale and several measures of neuroticism, Type A behavior, and attentional and interpersonal style, using bivariate and hierarchical multiple… (More)
PURPOSE To determine whether osmotic blood-brain barrier disruption is associated with MR abnormalities or cognitive deterioration and, if so, whether the MR findings correlate with cognitive test results. METHODS Fifteen brain tumor patients who had a complete tumor response (nine central nervous system lymphoma, three germ cell and two astrocytoma, and… (More)
Administered measures of functional status, psychological distress, and quality of life to a consecutive series of 48 liver transplant recipients in follow-up clinic. Results showed that nearly total functional recovery was the norm. Thirty-six patients (75%) had a Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) score of 80-100. Twelve transplant recipients had KPS… (More)
The risk of neurotoxicity was evaluated in eight consecutive patients with non-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) primary central nervous system lymphoma who had survived disease free for more than 1 year after completion of treatment with osmotic opening of the blood-brain barrier and chemotherapy (methotrexate, cytoxan, procarbazine, and decadron).… (More)
Although covert sensitization is a widely and diversely employed clinical technique, there is no generally accepted conceptual guideline for its implementation. Consequently, there is considerable variability in the way covert sensitization procedures are employed, which may account for the reported inconsistency in its clinical effectiveness. The present… (More)
Misinterpretation of CT scans in the skull base can result from artifacts due to abrupt density variations of anatomical structure. In this report a wide dorsum sella with low attenuation medullary cavity was initially mistaken on axial scans for an enhancing suprasellar mass. The correct diagnosis was made with follow-up scans based upon thinner cuts,… (More)