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Selective deficit of divided attention following traumatic brain injury: case reports.
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PMID:  22488559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Divided attention (DA) impairment may be the most salient and commonly reported cognitive dysfunction following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even so, DA impairment is sometimes overlooked during hospitalization. Our group experienced two TBI patients with selective deficits of DA recognized after their return-to-work. Neither patient showed abnormalities in standard tests for higher brain dysfunction. Both, however, performed poorly in a newly developed dual-task test. DA should be assessed more thoroughly and carefully in TBI patients. Dual-task testing may be sensitive in the detection of DA disturbances.
Authors:
Minoru Toyokura; Yoko Nishimura; Iori Akutsu; Reiko Mizuno; Fumio Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Tokai journal of experimental and clinical medicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  2185-2243     ISO Abbreviation:  Tokai J. Exp. Clin. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704186     Medline TA:  Tokai J Exp Clin Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tokai University Oiso Hospital, 21-1 Gakkyo, Oiso, Nakagun, Kanagawa 259-0198, Japan. toyokura@juno.dti.ne.jp.
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