publication . Article . 2014

Cognitive correlates in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a population-based study in Italy

A. Montuschi; B. Iazzolino; A. Calvo; C. Moglia; L. Lopiano; G. Restagno; M. Brunetti; I. Ossola; A. Lo Presti; S. Cammarosano; ...
  • Published: 25 Apr 2014
Abstract
Background There is less data available regarding the characteristics of cognitive impairment in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a population-based series. Methodology Patients with ALS incident in Piemonte, Italy, between 2009 and 2011 underwent an extensive neuropsychological battery. Cognitive status was classified as follows: normal cognition, frontotemporal dementia (ALS-FTD), executive cognitive impairment (ALS-ECI), non-executive cognitive impairment (ALS-NECI), behavioural impairment (ALS-Bi), non-classifiable cognitive impairment. We also assessed 127 age-matched and gender-matched controls identified through patients’ general pract...
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free text keywords: Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental health, Clinical Neurology, Medicine, business.industry, business, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, Dementia, medicine.disease, Cognition, Psychiatry, Neuromuscular disease, Motor neurone disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Cognitive reserve, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Frontotemporal dementia, Pathology
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