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Ritz, Ludivine

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 2 languages and 3 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Ludivine Ritz
FDG-PET Contributions to the Pathophysiology of Memory Impairment by Shailendra Segobin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiopathologie et hétérogénéité des atteintes cérébrales et neuropsychologiques dans l'alcoolodépendance : Contribution à une meilleure compréhension et au dépistage clinique by Ludivine Ritz( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chronic alcoholism mainly affects brain macrostructure of the Papez's and the fronto-cerebellar circuits and leads to impairments of episodic memory, executive and motor functioning. Brain metabolism has received limited attention in alcoholism. The effects of alcoholism on brain and cognition are heterogeneous, with some alcoholic patients presenting neither brain abnormalities nor cognitive deficits, whereas others, with a similar pattern of alcohol consumption, have severe brain damage and neuropsychological impairments. While a role of the clinical and biological factors has been hypothesized, the origins of this heterogeneity in the consequences of alcoholism remain difficult to establish. Thus, the aims of my thesis were to study the pathophysiological mechanisms of alcoholism, the clinical and biological factors underlying neuropsychological impairments. The studies 1 and 2 enable a better description of the profile of alcohol-related brain structural and metabolic abnormalities within the Papez's and the fronto-cerebellar circuits as well as their relationships with neuropsychological impairments in alcoholic patients. The study 3 has identified biological and clinical factors that could explain the heterogeneity of alcohol-related cognitive deficits and the severity of the neuropsychological profile. Finally, the objective of my thesis was also to improve the assessment of alcohol-related cognitive and motor deficits. Thus, the fourth study validated a new tool called BEARNI (Brief Evaluation of Alcohol-Related Neuropsychological Impairments) especially designed to conduct a rapid screening of alcoholic patients
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Audience level: 0.95 (from 0.92 for Physiopath ... to 0.97 for FDG-PET Co ...)