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By A. J. Larner

This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized e-book addresses neurological contributions to the prognosis and administration of dementia via a longitudinal exam of the paintings undertaken in a devoted neurological dementia hospital.

It covers using cognitive and non-cognitive screening tools and their diagnostic application and using different diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. The diagnostic combine is mentioned by way of either neuropsychological syndromes and neurological diagnoses, as is using traditional remedies for dementia and the influence of nationwide directives (e.g. great, nationwide Dementia process) on daily scientific perform.

Dementia in scientific perform: A Neurological standpoint, moment Edition is an illustrated, useful source for doctors eager about the overview and administration of dementia sufferers. it's of specific gain to neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, fundamental care practitioners and people operating within the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, occupational treatment, speech and language remedy and nursing.

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Dementia in Clinical Practice: A Neurological Perspective: Pragmatic Studies in the Cognitive Function Clinic

This concise, pragmatic, pocket-sized booklet addresses neurological contributions to the prognosis and administration of dementia via a longitudinal exam of the paintings undertaken in a committed neurological dementia hospital. It covers using cognitive and non-cognitive screening tools and their diagnostic application and using different diagnostic investigations: neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology.

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What are the results and will they help me in caring for my patients? JAMA. 1994;271:703–7. Landis JR, Koch GG. The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data. Biometrics. 1977;33:159–74. Larner AJ. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS): audit of pragmatic use in the Cognitive Function Clinic. J Neurol. 2006a;253 Suppl 2:II92 (abstract P363). Larner AJ. An audit of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) in clinical practice. 2. Longitudinal change. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry.

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3): 30 Chapter 2. 3: Classification of Clinical Utility Indexes (After Mitchell et al. 5 indicates that a test provides no added information, and AUC = 1 indicates a test providing perfect discrimination. 4). AUC is commonly used as an overall measure of diagnostic test accuracy, but there are shortcomings to this measure, specifically the fact that it combines test accuracy over a range of thresholds which may be both clinically relevant and clinically nonsensical (Mallett et al. 2012; see Sect.

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