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Progress toward standardized diagnosis of vascular cognitive impairment: Guidelines from the Vascular Impairment of Cognition Classification Consensus Study

Lookup NU author(s): Olivia Skrobot, Dr Timo Erkinjuntti, Professor Gary Ford, Professor Raj Kalaria, Professor John O'Brien

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Abstract

© 2017 the Alzheimer's Association.Introduction: Progress in understanding and management of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) has been hampered by lack of consensus on diagnosis, reflecting the use of multiple different assessment protocols. A large multinational group of clinicians and researchers participated in a two-phase Vascular Impairment of Cognition Classification Consensus Study (VICCCS) to agree on principles (VICCCS-1) and protocols (VICCCS-2) for diagnosis of VCI. We present VICCCS-2. Methods: We used VICCCS-1 principles and published diagnostic guidelines as points of reference for an online Delphi survey aimed at achieving consensus on clinical diagnosis of VCI. Results: Six survey rounds comprising 65-79 participants agreed guidelines for diagnosis of VICCCS-revised mild and major forms of VCI and endorsed the National Institute of Neurological Disorders-Canadian Stroke Network neuropsychological assessment protocols and recommendations for imaging. Discussion: The VICCCS-2 suggests standardized use of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders-Canadian Stroke Network recommendations on neuropsychological and imaging assessment for diagnosis of VCI so as to promote research collaboration.


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Author(s): Skrobot OA, Black SE, Chen C, DeCarli C, Erkinjuntti T, Ford GA, Kalaria RN, O'Brien J, Pantoni L, Pasquier F, Roman GC, Wallin A, Sachdev P, Skoog I, VICCCS group, Ben-Shlomo Y, Passmore AP, Love S, Kehoe PG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Year: 2018

Volume: 14

Issue: 3

Pages: 280-292

Print publication date: 01/03/2018

Online publication date: 19/10/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 1552-5260

ISSN (electronic): 1552-5279

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.

URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2017.09.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2017.09.007


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