Eur J Cancer 2014 May 18;50(8):1569-70. Epub 2014 Mar 18.
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK.
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Eur J Cancer 2014 May 24;50(8):1566-8. Epub 2014 Mar 24.
Department of Pediatric Medicine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, United States.
Eur J Cancer 2013 Sep 4;49(14):3029-40. Epub 2013 Jul 4.
Programme in Clinical Psychology, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, Charles Thackrah Building, Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9LJ, UK.
Purpose: Impaired attention is reported in children following treatment for brain tumours (BT). Attention problems impact on information processing and encoding, ultimately leading to academic under-performance. Having been successfully used to manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimulants such as methylphenidate (MPH) have been investigated as a beneficial treatment for survivors of childhood BT. Read More
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007 Dec 14;69(5):1496-501. Epub 2007 Sep 14.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA.
Purpose: The quality of life (QOL) and neurocognitive function of patients with brain tumors are negatively affected by the symptoms of their disease and brain radiation therapy (RT). We assessed the effect of prophylactic d-threo-methylphenidate HCl (d-MPH), a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant on QOL and cognitive function in patients undergoing RT.
Methods And Materials: Sixty-eight patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors were randomly assigned to receive d-MPH or placebo. Read More
Psychiatr Pol 2009 Mar-Apr;43(2):183-92
Katedra Psychologii Eksperymentalnej, Uniwersytet Regensburg, Niemcy.
The present article is a review of studies concerning graphomotor functions (handwriting) in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the stimulant-induced (methylphenidate) alterations of both qualitative and quantitative aspects of handwriting. This review indicates an interaction between attentional functions and handwriting in ADHD children treated with methylphenidate. The comparison of writing movements of children on and off methylphenidate revealed that medication resulted in improved handwriting. Read More