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In a sample of 195 first graders selected for poor reading performance, the authors explored four cognitive predictors of later reading comprehension and reading disability (RD) status. In fall of first grade, the authors measured the children's phonological processing, rapid automatized naming (RAN), oral language comprehension, and nonverbal reasoning.(More)
BACKGROUND Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) reduces mortality and improves some aspects of quality of life (QoL) in ALS. However, concerns remain that progressive disability may negate these benefits and unnecessarily burden caregivers. METHODS Thirty-nine patients requiring NIV were offered treatment. Twenty-six were established on NIV, but 13 declined or(More)
To test the ability a new Spanish primary care research database (BIFAP) to capture the association between upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) and NSAIDs and other drugs and compare the results with previous studies. We performed a nested case–control study in persons aged 40–90 years old included in the period 2001–2005. Potential cases were selected(More)
Since amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can be accompanied by executive dysfunction, it is hypothesised that ALS patients will have impaired performance on tests of cognitive inhibition. We predicted that ALS patients would show patterns of abnormal activation in extramotor regions when performing tests requiring the inhibition of prepotent responses (the(More)
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