Katherine E Goethe

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To investigate the inter-rater reliability and validity of the Neurobehavioural Rating Scale at various stages of recovery after hospitalisation for closed head injury, we studied 101 head trauma patients who had no antecedent neuropsychiatric disorder. The results demonstrated satisfactory inter-rater reliability and showed that the Neurobehavioural Rating(More)
Although individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are often impaired on a variety of neuropsychological tasks, questions remain as to when neuropsychological decline can be reliably detected during the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Detailed neuropsychological testing was accomplished on a cohort of 83(More)
The effects of oral doses of d-amphetamine and methylphenidate on a fixed-interval operant response were studied in four young male squirrel monkeys. A fixed-interval of 80 sec with a limited hold of 20 sec was used. Methylphenidate produced no observable changes in behavior, while d-amphetamine produced dose related changes in both the rate of responding(More)
The P-300 component of evoked potentials to a rare tone was measured in normal volunteers and in patients with closed head injuries who either were confused (in posttraumatic amnesia) or had recovered from posttraumatic amnesia and were oriented at the time of recording. The latency of this component, which reflects cortical processing of stimuli, varied(More)
The goal of this column is to help experienced clinicians navigate the judicial system when they are confronted with requests for capacity evaluations that involve guardianship (conservatorship). The interface between the growing elderly medical population and increasing requests for substituted decision making is becoming more complex. This column will(More)
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