Neuropsychological Disabilities

Community-based neuropsychological rehabilitation in the cosmopolitan setting.

In the developed, urban world, professional neuropsychological rehabilitation services have increasingly tried to move into the community to facilitate community integration, acceptance of rehabilitation, acceptance of the person with disabilities in the community, and the generalisation of cognitive, emotional, and social skills. This promising trend has only partially realised its goals. In the developing, rural […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Lead

Blood lead concentrations < 10 microg/d: and child intelligence at 6 years of age. Jusko TA, Henderson CR, Lanphear BP, Cory-Slechta DA, Parsons PJ, Canfield RL. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.  Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Feb;116(2):243-8.  Comment in:   Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Feb;116(2):A60-1. BACKGROUND: […]

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Environmental Toxins Research: Pesticides

The conundrum of unmeasured confounding: Comment on: “Can some of the detrimental neurodevelopmental effects attributed to lead be due to pesticides? by Brian Gulson”. Lanphear BP, Hornung RW, Khoury J, Dietrich KN, Cory-Slechta DA, Canfield RL. Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health Center, Department of Pediatrics and of Environmental Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, The University […]

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A dose-effect analysis of children’s exposure to dental amalgam and neuropsychological function: the New England Children’s Amalgam Trial.

BACKGROUND: The New England Children’s Amalgam Trial (NECAT) was a five-year randomized trial of 534 6- to 10-year-old children that compared the neuropsychological outcomes of those whose caries were restored using dental amalgam with the outcomes of those those whose caries were restored using mercury-free resin-based composite. The primary intention-to-treat analyses did not reveal significant […]

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