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Intact language skills and semantic processing speed following the use of fractionated cranial irradiation therapy for the treatment of childhood medulloblastoma: A 4-year follow-up study.
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PMID:  21207315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent advances in the delivery of cranial radiation therapy aim to reduce the adverse neurocognitive outcomes associated with successful treatments. Damage to white matter tracts following cranial radiation may result in a reduction in information processing speed, which in turn may lead to declines in academic achievement and performance scores on neurocognitive testing. This study reports on language outcomes and neurophysiological measures reflecting the efficiency of the brain's capacity to process semantic information in a 14-year-old female following treatment, which included fractionated cranial radiation dosages, for medulloblastoma at age 10 years 3 months. The findings suggest processing skills on par with her peers and stability in general language skill over the 4 years post-treatment.
Authors:
Fiona M Lewis; Bruce E Murdoch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurocase : case studies in neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, and behavioural neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3656     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9511374     Medline TA:  Neurocase     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Queensland, Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Brisbane, Australia.
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