54 e-Letters

published between 2016 and 2019

  • Short Montreal Cognitive Assessment (s-MOCA): validation study
    Andrew J. Larner

    Roalf et al. describe a short form of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (s-MOCA) comprising 8 items (score range 0-16) from the original MoCA.

    Data from a historical cohort administered the MoCA (n = 150)1 were examined to extract s-MoCA scores. There was high correlation between s- MoCA scores and MoCA and MMSE scores (0.94, 0.80 respectively).

    s-MoCA scores differed significantly (null hypothesis r...

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  • Response to 'The prognosis of acute symptomatic seizures after ischaemic stroke'.
    Elizabeth C. Galizia

    We read with interest the findings and recommendations by the authors. (1)

    Cerebrovascular disease accounts for the increasing burden of seizures and epilepsy in people over the age of 65 years. The distinction between acute and remote symptomatic seizures is highly relevant with implications both for prognosis and clinical management. Acute symptomatic seizures (ASS) following a cerebrovascular event are def...

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  • Leg stereotypy disorder: Not true stereotypy
    Sanjay Pandey
    We read the viewpoint on leg stereotypy1 by Joseph Jankovic with great interest. He has described leg stereotypy as repetitive, 1-4 Hz flexion extension, abduction-adduction movement at hips when the patient is seated and the feet rest on the floor.1 This movement has also been described to manifest as flexion extension at the knee joint or as tapping movement of foot.1 Patients as per this description have also been found to have...
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  • Meta-analysis by Xu et al. suffers from critical errors
    Evangelos Evangelou

    The meta-analysis by Xu et al is a valiant effort to map the evidence for modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer's disease (AD) (1). We acknowledge this huge effort, however, we have serious concerns regarding the systematic appraisal and the synthesis of the available data.

    On top of the critique by Drs. Wu and Brayne (e-letter), a comprehensive assessment of the article and its results can reveal critical error...

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