BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating impact of executive functioning on the link between other neuropsychological domain scores and informant-based rating of functional status. METHODS Data on 181 participants were analyzed from an ongoing epidemiological study of rural health, Project FRONTIER (mean age = 64.6 ± 13.8 years,… (More)
Decrements in cognitive functioning have been linked to the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a risk factor for cardiovascular disease defined by the presence of three of the following: elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, elevated blood glucose, elevated triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. We examined the relationship… (More)
A series of 100 consecutive psychiatric in-patients who absconded from a psychiatric hospital a total of 231 times over ten months was studied. The reasons given for absconding, duration of absence, and mode of return are described. The legal status and ethnic origins of absconders differed significantly from those of the base hospital population.
Platelet 5-HT uptake sites were measured in 40 depressed patients and 40 controls using [3H] imipramine binding, defined with desmethylimipramine (DMI) and Na+ dependence, and [3H] paroxetine binding. In control subjects the Bmax of DMI defined [3H] imipramine binding was significantly higher than both Na+ dependent [3H] imipramine (by 30%) and [3H]… (More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to determine if the three-step Luria test is useful for differentiating between cognitive disorders. METHODS A retrospective record review of performance on the three-step Luria test was conducted on 383 participants from a university-based dementia clinic. The participants ranged in their diagnosis from… (More)
Two instruments, the Self Rating Questionnaire and the Interpersonal Dependency Inventory, were used to examine further the relationship between dependence and depression. Dependence scores on both measures correlated highly with scores on measures of neuroticism, self-esteem, depressive cognition and depression. Dependence scores were significantly higher… (More)
A lookup table based method to minimise generalised partially-mixed-polarity Reed-Muller (GPMPRM) expansions with k mixed polarity variables is presented. The developed algorithm can produce solutions based on the desired cost criteria for the systems of completely specified functions. A heuristic approach based on the exclusion rule is adopted to extract… (More)
The innervation of porcine testes was studied in intact animals and in boars undergoing active immunization against gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) by means of immunohistochemistry using antibodies to tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine beta-hydroxylase (D beta H), vasoactive intestinal polypolypeptide (VIP), neuropeptide Y (NPY),… (More)