ROBERT A contact STERN

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Cognitive correlates of HVOT performance differ between individuals with mild cognitive impairment and normal controls
    Angela L Jefferson
    Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Robinson Complex, Suite 7800, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:405-12. 2006
  2. pmc Diagnostic utility of the NAB List Learning test in Alzheimer's disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    Brandon E Gavett
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2526, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:121-9. 2009
  3. pmc Predicting cognitive decline and conversion to Alzheimer's disease in older adults using the NAB List Learning test
    Brandon E Gavett
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2526, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:651-60. 2010
  4. pmc Mild traumatic brain injury: a risk factor for neurodegeneration
    Brandon E Gavett
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St, B 7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alzheimers Res Ther 2:18. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Long-term consequences of repetitive brain trauma: chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    Robert A Stern
    Center for Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University, 72 East Concord St, 7380, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    PM R 3:S460-7. 2011
  6. pmc At the crossroads: development and evaluation of a dementia caregiver group intervention to assist in driving cessation
    Robert A Stern
    Department of Neurology, Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 29:363-82. 2008
  7. pmc A new scale measuring psychologic impact of genetic susceptibility testing for Alzheimer disease
    Winston W Chung
    Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, R 7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 23:50-6. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Preliminary study of the relationship between thyroid status and cognitive and neuropsychiatric functioning in euthyroid patients with Alzheimer dementia
    Robert A Stern
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Robinson Suite 7800, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 17:219-23. 2004
  9. pmc Clock drawing test ratings by dementia specialists: interrater reliability and diagnostic accuracy
    Anil K Nair
    Alzheimer s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:85-92. 2010
  10. pmc Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in athletes: progressive tauopathy after repetitive head injury
    Ann C McKee
    Department of Neurology, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 68:709-35. 2009

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Publications27

  1. pmc Cognitive correlates of HVOT performance differ between individuals with mild cognitive impairment and normal controls
    Angela L Jefferson
    Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Robinson Complex, Suite 7800, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:405-12. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Diagnostic utility of the NAB List Learning test in Alzheimer's disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment
    Brandon E Gavett
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2526, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:121-9. 2009
    ..58 to .92 and univariate specificity values ranged from .52 to .97. Multivariate ordinal regression produced a model that classified individuals with 80% accuracy and good predictive power. (JINS, 2009, 15, 121-129.)...
  3. pmc Predicting cognitive decline and conversion to Alzheimer's disease in older adults using the NAB List Learning test
    Brandon E Gavett
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2526, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:651-60. 2010
    ..The predictive validity of the NAB List Learning algorithm makes it a clinically useful tool for the assessment of older adults...
  4. pmc Mild traumatic brain injury: a risk factor for neurodegeneration
    Brandon E Gavett
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St, B 7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alzheimers Res Ther 2:18. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Long-term consequences of repetitive brain trauma: chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    Robert A Stern
    Center for Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University, 72 East Concord St, 7380, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    PM R 3:S460-7. 2011
    ..Research also will provide policy makers with the scientific knowledge to make appropriate guidelines regarding the prevention and treatment of brain trauma in all levels of athletic involvement as well as the military theater...
  6. pmc At the crossroads: development and evaluation of a dementia caregiver group intervention to assist in driving cessation
    Robert A Stern
    Department of Neurology, Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 29:363-82. 2008
    ..The At the Crossroads caregiver intervention appears to effectively provide education and support needed for caregivers to address driving-related issues with their loved ones...
  7. pmc A new scale measuring psychologic impact of genetic susceptibility testing for Alzheimer disease
    Winston W Chung
    Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, R 7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 23:50-6. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Preliminary study of the relationship between thyroid status and cognitive and neuropsychiatric functioning in euthyroid patients with Alzheimer dementia
    Robert A Stern
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Robinson Suite 7800, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 17:219-23. 2004
    ..To investigate whether variations within normal ranges of thyroid functioning are related to cognitive and neuropsychiatric functioning in Alzheimer disease (AD)...
  9. pmc Clock drawing test ratings by dementia specialists: interrater reliability and diagnostic accuracy
    Anil K Nair
    Alzheimer s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 22:85-92. 2010
    ..Based on rating systems, clock drawing test scoring by dementia clinicians had excellent interrater reliability and sensitivity for differentiating the mild Alzheimer's disease subjects from comparison subjects...
  10. pmc Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in athletes: progressive tauopathy after repetitive head injury
    Ann C McKee
    Department of Neurology, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 68:709-35. 2009
    ..Deposition of beta-amyloid, most commonly as diffuse plaques, occurs in fewer than half the cases. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a neuropathologically distinct slowly progressive tauopathy with a clear environmental etiology...
  11. pmc TDP-43 proteinopathy and motor neuron disease in chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    Ann C McKee
    Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, Bedford Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 69:918-29. 2010
    ..This is the first pathological evidence that repetitive head trauma experienced in collision sports might be associated with the development of a motor neuron disease...
  12. pmc Helmets and mouth guards: the role of personal equipment in preventing sport-related concussions
    Daniel H Daneshvar
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, 72 East Concord Street, B7800, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Clin Sports Med 30:145-63, x. 2011
    ..Improving coach and player education about proper concussion management, encouraging neck-strengthening exercises, and minimizing high-risk impacts may reduce concussions in sports...
  13. pmc Test-retest stability on the WRAT-3 reading subtest in geriatric cognitive evaluations
    Lee Ashendorf
    Department of Neurology, Alzheimer s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 31:605-10. 2009
    ..Results indicated that WRAT-3 Reading scores are appropriate for use with older adults, though the use of categorical descriptors to describe premorbid ability based on these scores is not supported...
  14. pmc Clock drawing performance in cognitively normal elderly
    Emily J Hubbard
    Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 23:295-327. 2008
    ..Our results may serve as useful comparisons for clinicians wishing to know whether their patients perform in the general range of cognitively normal elderly...
  15. pmc Geriatric performance on an abbreviated version of the Boston naming test
    Angela L Jefferson
    Alzheimer s Disease Center and Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Appl Neuropsychol 14:215-23. 2007
    ..001). Geriatric normative data therefore suggest that sex, race, and education are all associated with naming performance, and these variables should be taken into consideration when interpreting geriatric BNT-30 performance...
  16. pmc Lower-extremity function in cognitively healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease
    Laura H Eggermont
    Alzheimer s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2526, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:584-8. 2010
    ..To examine differences in lower-extremity function in cognitive healthy older persons, older persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and older persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and neuropsychiatric aspects of subclinical hypothyroidism: significance in the elderly
    Jennifer Duncan Davis
    Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital Physicians Office Building, Suite 430, 110 Lockwood Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 5:384-90. 2003
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize existing data on the cognitive and neuropsychiatric consequences of subclinical hypothyroidism, benefits of treatment, and recommendations for screening and monitoring in older adults...
  18. pmc Driving scenes test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) and on-road driving performance in aging and very mild dementia
    Laura B Brown
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:209-15. 2005
    ..Thus, the new NAB Driving Scenes test appears to have good ecological validity for real-world driving ability in normal and very mildly demented older adults...
  19. pmc Trail Making Test errors in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia
    Lee Ashendorf
    Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA, United States
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 23:129-37. 2008
    ..The findings show that TMT B time and errors are independently meaningful scores, and both therefore have clinical utility in assessing individuals referred for dementia evaluations...
  20. ncbi request reprint The influence of cognitive reserve on neuropsychological functioning following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
    Susan A Ropacki
    University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United States
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:73-85. 2007
    ..These data are considered in the context of a threshold model of CR theory...
  21. pmc High-dose B vitamin supplementation and cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Paul S Aisen
    Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, M C 0949, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    JAMA 300:1774-83. 2008
    ..Prior studies of B vitamins to reduce homocysteine in AD have not had sufficient size or duration to assess their effect on cognitive decline...
  22. ncbi request reprint The influence of cognitive reserve on memory following electroconvulsive therapy
    Susan A Legendre
    University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 15:333-9. 2003
    ..01). These data provide further support for CR theory and suggest that CR may be an underlying factor in differential memory loss in ECT...
  23. ncbi request reprint Referring physicians' perceptions of the neuropsychological evaluation: how are we doing?
    Geoffrey Tremont
    Brown Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 16:551-4. 2002
    ..These findings did not differ based on physician specialty or patient diagnosis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Odor identification deficits in diffuse lewy body disease
    Holly James Westervelt
    Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 16:93-9. 2003
    ..To describe odor identification performance in patients with diffuse Lewy body disease and determine the clinical utility of odor identification tests in distinguishing diffuse Lewy body disease from Alzheimer disease...
  25. ncbi request reprint Utility of the neuropsychological evaluation in an acute medical hospital
    Catherine Lee Bishop
    Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 17:468-73. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Patient and family perceptions of the neuropsychological evaluation: how are we doing?
    Holly James Westervelt
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 21:263-73. 2007
    ..6%) than coping or support (31.8%). Some barriers to compliance with recommendations were identified...
  27. ncbi request reprint Discrimination of dementia with lewy bodies from Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease using the clock drawing test
    Deborah A Cahn-Weiner
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 16:85-92. 2003
    ..The authors' objective was to examine the ability of the Clock Drawing Test to discriminate Dementia with Lewy bodies from Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease...

Research Grants2

  1. Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Mood, Cognition and the effect of L-thyroxine treatme
    ROBERT A contact STERN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Furthermore, this research will also address whether alterations of mood and cognition associated with subclinical hypothyroidism are improved with thyroid hormone treatment. ..