Beth E Snitz

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Identifying mild cognitive impairment at baseline in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
    Aging Ment Health 13:171-82. 2009
  2. pmc Cognitive trajectories associated with β-amyloid deposition in the oldest-old without dementia
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurology 80:1378-84. 2013
  3. pmc Subjective cognitive complaints of older adults at the population level: an item response theory analysis
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:344-51. 2012
  4. pmc Effects of age, gender, education and race on two tests of language ability in community-based older adults
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1051-62. 2009
  5. pmc Cognitive deficits in unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients: a meta-analytic review of putative endophenotypes
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:179-94. 2006
  6. pmc Subjective memory complaints and concurrent memory performance in older patients of primary care providers
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:1004-13. 2008
  7. pmc A novel approach to assessing memory at the population level: vulnerability to semantic interference
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:785-94. 2010
  8. pmc Outcomes of mild cognitive impairment by definition: a population study
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Neurol 68:761-7. 2011
  9. pmc Frequent amyloid deposition without significant cognitive impairment among the elderly
    Howard Jay Aizenstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:1509-17. 2008
  10. pmc Ginkgo biloba for preventing cognitive decline in older adults: a randomized trial
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAMA 302:2663-70. 2009

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Publications34

  1. pmc Identifying mild cognitive impairment at baseline in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh
    Aging Ment Health 13:171-82. 2009
    ..To identify, characterize and compare the frequency of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subtypes at baseline in a large, late-life cohort (n = 3063) recruited into a dementia prevention trial...
  2. pmc Cognitive trajectories associated with β-amyloid deposition in the oldest-old without dementia
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurology 80:1378-84. 2013
    ..To determine whether a high prevalence (55%) of Aβ deposition in a cohort of individuals remaining dementia-free into their 9th and 10th decades is associated with cognitive decline prior to imaging...
  3. pmc Subjective cognitive complaints of older adults at the population level: an item response theory analysis
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:344-51. 2012
    ..Modern psychometric approaches including IRT may be useful in developing: (1) brief community screening questionnaires; and (2) more sensitive measures of very subtle subjective decline for use in prodromal Alzheimer disease research...
  4. pmc Effects of age, gender, education and race on two tests of language ability in community-based older adults
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:1051-62. 2009
    ..We report population-based normative data on these tests from two combined ethnically divergent, cognitively normal, representative population samples of older adults...
  5. pmc Cognitive deficits in unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients: a meta-analytic review of putative endophenotypes
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:179-94. 2006
    ..Cognitive deficits, particularly those tapping such executive control functions, should continue to prove valuable as endophenotypes of interest in the search for specific genetic factors related to schizophrenia...
  6. pmc Subjective memory complaints and concurrent memory performance in older patients of primary care providers
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:1004-13. 2008
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  7. pmc A novel approach to assessing memory at the population level: vulnerability to semantic interference
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:785-94. 2010
    ..It is not yet known how broadly this work will generalize to the community at large...
  8. pmc Outcomes of mild cognitive impairment by definition: a population study
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Neurol 68:761-7. 2011
    ..Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been defined in several ways...
  9. pmc Frequent amyloid deposition without significant cognitive impairment among the elderly
    Howard Jay Aizenstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:1509-17. 2008
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  10. pmc Ginkgo biloba for preventing cognitive decline in older adults: a randomized trial
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAMA 302:2663-70. 2009
    ..The herbal product Ginkgo biloba is taken frequently with the intention of improving cognitive health in aging. However, evidence from adequately powered clinical trials is lacking regarding its effect on long-term cognitive functioning...
  11. pmc In vivo assessment of amyloid-β deposition in nondemented very elderly subjects
    Chester A Mathis
    Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Neurol 73:751-61. 2013
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  12. pmc Amyloid imaging in mild cognitive impairment subtypes
    David A Wolk
    Alzheimer s Disease Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Neurol 65:557-68. 2009
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  13. pmc Cognitive test performance predicts change in functional status at the population level: the MYHAT Project
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:761-70. 2010
    ..At the population level, changes in both directions are observable in functional status, with different neuropsychological measures predicting the direction of change...
  14. pmc Cognitive aging in persons with minimal amyloid-β and white matter hyperintensities
    Robert D Nebes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 51:2202-9. 2013
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  15. pmc Age and education effects and norms on a cognitive test battery from a population-based cohort: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 14:100-7. 2010
    ..Performance on cognitive tests can be affected by age, education, and also selection bias. We examined the distribution of scores on several cognitive screening tests by age and educational levels in a population-based cohort...
  16. pmc Basal cerebral metabolism may modulate the cognitive effects of Abeta in mild cognitive impairment: an example of brain reserve
    Ann D Cohen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurosci 29:14770-8. 2009
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  17. pmc Amyloid imaging in dementias with atypical presentation
    David A Wolk
    Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 8:389-98. 2012
    ..We explored the potential value of amyloid imaging in patients with atypical presentations of dementia...
  18. pmc Prevalence of mild cognitive impairment by multiple classifications: The Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team (MYHAT) project
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 18:674-83. 2010
    ..To estimate and compare the frequency and prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and related entities using different classification approaches at the population level...
  19. pmc Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial
    Steven T DeKosky
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    JAMA 300:2253-62. 2008
    ..Ginkgo biloba is widely used for its potential effects on memory and cognition. To date, adequately powered clinical trials testing the effect of G. biloba on dementia incidence are lacking...
  20. pmc Patterns of mild cognitive impairment after treatment of depression in the elderly
    Rishi K Bhalla
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:308-16. 2009
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  21. pmc Mild cognitive deficits and everyday functioning among older adults in the community: the Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team study
    Tiffany F Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, and the Departments of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:836-44. 2012
    ..We examined the ability to perform multiple IADL tasks in relation to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) defined on purely neuropsychological grounds...
  22. pmc Mild cognitive impairment: incidence and vascular risk factors in a population-based cohort
    Mary Ganguli
    Department of School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurology 80:2112-20. 2013
    ..We examined the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and its potential vascular risk factors in a prospective population-based study...
  23. pmc Should mild cognitive impairment be subtyped?
    Tiffany F Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 24:237-42. 2011
    ..To review evidence on the validity and utility of recent approaches to subtyping late-life mild cognitive impairment...
  24. pmc Cross-validation of brain structural biomarkers and cognitive aging in a community-based study
    James T Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:1065-75. 2012
    ..We examined the feasibility of acquiring state-of-the-art brain MRI images at a community hospital, and attempted to cross-validate two independent approaches to image analysis...
  25. pmc High medical co-morbidity and family history of dementia is associated with lower cognitive function in older patients
    Lisa A Morrow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Fam Pract 26:339-43. 2009
    ..Risk factors for cognitive decline in ageing are multifactorial, including medical co-morbidities and familial genetic risk...
  26. ncbi request reprint Infection hospitalization increases risk of dementia in the elderly
    Judith A Tate
    1Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 3Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 4National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine NCCAM, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 5The Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 6Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 7Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 8Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 9Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 10Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 11Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 12School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Crit Care Med 42:1037-46. 2014
    ..Less severe infections are more common and whether they are associated with an increased risk of dementia is unclear. We determined the association of pneumonia hospitalization with risk of dementia in well-functioning older adults...
  27. ncbi request reprint How well do MCI criteria predict progression to severe cognitive impairment and dementia?
    Mary Ganguli
    Departments of Psychiatry Neurology Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Departments of Epidemiology Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 28:113-21. 2014
    ..We explored an empiric approach to optimize the criteria and cutoff points in a population study...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lateral and medial hypofrontality in first-episode schizophrenia: functional activity in a medication-naive state and effects of short-term atypical antipsychotic treatment
    Beth E Snitz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:2322-9. 2005
    ..A second objective was to assess short-term effects of atypical antipsychotic medication on dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex functioning...
  29. pmc Association between Cognitive Decline in Older Adults and Use of Primary Care Physician Services in Pennsylvania
    Nicole R Fowler
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Prim Care Community Health 3:201-9. 2012
    ..05). Conclusions: Early signs of cognitive decline may be an indicator of greater use of primary care. Given the demographic trends, more PCPs are likely to be needed to meet the increasing needs of the older population. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Investigation of an amyloid precursor protein protective mutation (A673T) in a North American case-control sample of late-onset Alzheimer's disease
    Mikhil N Bamne
    Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 35:1779.e15-6. 2014
    ..We did not observe any example of the A673T variant in our large sample. Our findings suggest that this rare variant could be specific to the individuals of the origin from the Nordic countries. ..
  31. pmc Amyloid deposition begins in the striatum of presenilin-1 mutation carriers from two unrelated pedigrees
    William E Klunk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Neurosci 27:6174-84. 2007
    ..The early, focal striatal amyloid deposition observed in these PS1 mutation carriers is often is not associated with clinical symptoms...
  32. ncbi request reprint Automated ROI-based brain parcellation analysis of frontal and temporal brain volumes in schizophrenia
    Pilar Lopez-Garcia
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, United States
    Psychiatry Res 147:153-61. 2006
    ..The automated ROI-based method can be used as a valid and efficient tool for quantification of regional gray matter volume in schizophrenia in multiple ROIs across the brains of large numbers of subjects...
  33. ncbi request reprint Remote memory in advanced Alzheimer's disease
    Giuseppe Sartori
    Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Universita di Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35100 Padova, Italy
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 19:779-89. 2004
    ..Overall, results indicate a minimal outline of preserved remote memory in advanced DAT, with evidence of an association between remote memory performance and executive functioning...
  34. ncbi request reprint Impaired processing of affective prosody in Korsakoff's syndrome
    Beth E Snitz
    Faculty of Psychology, AE Neuropsychology, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
    Cortex 38:797-803. 2002
    ..These results suggest that Korsakoff patients are impaired in interpreting the meaning of affective prosody in the absence of semantic cues as to the emotional content of sentences...