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

Skrobot, O. A. et al. (2018) Progress toward standardized diagnosis of vascular cognitive impairment: guidelines from the Vascular Impairment of Cognition Classification Consensus Study. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 14(3), pp. 280-292. (doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2017.09.007) (PMID:29055812)

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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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Additional Information:This work was supported by a project grant (Ref117) from the Alzheimer's Society (UK).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Langhorne, Professor Peter
Authors: Skrobot, O. A., Black, S. E., Chen, C., DeCarli, C., Erkinjuntti, T., Ford, G. A., Kalaria, R. N., O'Brien, J., Pantoni, L., Pasquier, F., Roman, G. C., Wallin, A., Sachdev, P., Skoog, I., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Passmore, A. P., Love, S., Kehoe, P. G., Taragano, F.E., Kril, J., Cavalieri, M., Jellinger, K.A., Kovacs, G.G., Engelborghs, S., Lafosse, C., Bertolucci, P.H., Brucki, S., Caramelli, P., de Toledo Ferraz Alves, T.C., Bocti, C., Fulop, T., Hogan, D.B., Hsiung, G.R., Kirk, A., Leach, L., Robillard, A., Sahlas, D.J., Guo, Q., Tian, J., Hokkanen, L., Jokinen, H., Benisty, S., Deramecourt, V., Hauw, J., Lenoir, H., Tsatali, M., Tsolaki, M., Sundar, U., Coen, R.F., Korczyn, A.D., Altieri, M., Baldereschi, M., Caltagirone, C., Caravaglios, G., Di Carlo, A., Di Piero, V., Gainotti, G., Galluzzi, S., Logroscino, G., Mecocci, P., Moretti, D.V., Padovani, A., Fukui, T., Ihara, M., Mizuno, T., Kim, S.Y., Akinyemi, R., Baiyewu, O., Ogunniyi, A., Szczudlik, A., Bastos-Leite, A.J., Firmino, H., Massano, J., Verdelho, A., Kruglov, L.S., Ikram, M.K., Kandiah, N., Arana, E., Barroso-Ribal, J., Calatayud, T., Cruz-Jentoft, A.J., López-Pousa, S., Martinez-Lage, P., Mataro, M., Börjesson-Hanson, A., Englund, E., Laukka, E.J., Qiu, C., Viitanen, M., Biessels, G.J., de Leeuw, F.-E., den Heijer, T., Exalto, L.G., Kappelle, L.J., Prins, N.D., Richard, E., Schmand, B., van den Berg, E., van der Flier, W.M., Bilgic, B., Allan, L.M., Archer, J., Attems, J., Bayer, A., Blackburn, D., Brayne, C., Bullock, R., Connelly, P.J., Farrant, A., Fish, M., Harkness, K., Ince, P.G., Langhorne, P., Mann, J., Matthews, F.E., Mayer, P., Pendlebury, S.T., Perneczky, R., Peters, R., Smithard, D., Stephan, B.C., Swartz, J.E., Todd, S., Werring, D.J., Wijayasiri, S.N., Wilcock, G., Zamboni, G., Au, R., Borson, S., Bozoki, A., Browndyke, J.N., Corrada, M.M., Crane, P.K., Diniz, B.S., Etcher, L., Fillit, H., Greenberg, S.M., Grinberg, L.T., Hurt, S.W., Lamar, M., Mielke, M., Ott, B.R., Perry, G., Powers, W.J., Ramos-Estebanez, C., Reed, B., Roberts, R.O., Romero, J.R., Saykin, A.J., Seshadri, S., Silbert, L., Stern, Y., and Zarow, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Alzheimer's and Dementia
ISSN (Online):1552-5279
Published Online:19 October 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 the Alzheimer’s Association
First Published:First published in Alzheimer's and Dementia 14(3):280-292
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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