Shelley Peery

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OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency, predictors, and impact on outcome of epilepsy developing during the first year after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS The authors prospectively analyzed 247 of 431 patients with SAH treated over a period of 5 years who were alive with follow-up at 12 months. Epilepsy was defined as two or more unprovoked(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive dysfunction is a common and disabling sequela of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Although several clinical and radiographic findings have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cognitive dysfunction after SAH, few prospective studies have comprehensively and simultaneously evaluated these risk factors. METHODS Between July 1996 and(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease caused by a triplet (CAG) expansion mutation. The length of the triplet repeat is the most important factor in determining age of onset of HD, although substantial variability remains after controlling for repeat length. The Venezuelan HD kindreds encompass 18,149 individuals(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive dysfunction is the most common form of neurologic impairment after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of global and domain-specific cognitive impairment on functional recovery and quality of life (QOL) after SAH. METHODS One hundred thirteen patients (mean age 49 years; 68% women) were evaluated 3 months(More)
The authors evaluated the 60-Second Test (SST), a brief test of mental concentration, as a supplement to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) for monitoring verbally responsive patients in the neuro-intensive care unit. The SST demonstrated excellent reliability and was abnormal in 79% of patients assigned a top GCS score of 15. However, both tests had poor(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment is widely considered the main cause of disability and handicap after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The impact of depression on recovery after SAH remains poorly defined. We sought to determine the frequency of post-SAH depression, identify risk factors for its development, and evaluate the impact of depression on quality of(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES To examine the clinical utility of the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) with US Spanish speaking patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN The demographic characteristics and neuropsychological functioning of Spanish speaking patients with TBI with valid vs suboptimal performance were compared. METHODS AND(More)
Prosodic expression is an important channel of emotional communication and can be assessed through computerized acoustical analysis. Fundamental frequency (F0) is the most commonly studied acoustic measure and considered the best index of perceived pitch. In this study, we examined two factors that can influence prosodic expression, sex and emotion type. A(More)
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