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    Joan M Swearer PhD

    TitleClinical Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentNeurology
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-2527
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentPsychiatry

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        1. Burrows AM, Ravin PD, Novak P, Peters ML, Dessureau B, Swearer J, Pilitsis JG. Limbic and motor function comparison of deep brain stimulation of the zona incerta and subthalamic nucleus. Neurosurgery. 2012 Mar; 70(1 Suppl Operative):125-30; discussion 130-1.
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        2. Cachia D, Swearer J, Ferguson W, Moonis M. Selective cognitive patterns resulting from bilateral hippocampal ischemia. Arch Med Sci. 2011 Feb; 7(1):168-72.
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        3. Pollen DA, Baker S, Hinerfeld D, Swearer J, Evans BA, Evans JE, Caselli R, Rogaeva E, St George-Hyslop P, Moonis M. Prevention of Alzheimer's disease in high risk groups: statin therapy in subjects with PSEN1 mutations or heterozygosity for apolipoprotein E epsilon 4. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2010; 2(5):31.
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        4. Evans BA, Evans JE, Baker SP, Kane K, Swearer J, Hinerfeld D, Caselli R, Rogaeva E, St George-Hyslop P, Moonis M, Pollen DA. Long-term statin therapy and CSF cholesterol levels: implications for Alzheimer's disease. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009; 27(6):519-24.
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        5. Hinerfeld DA, Moonis M, Swearer JM, Baker SP, Caselli RJ, Rogaeva E, St George-Hyslop P, Pollen DA. Statins differentially affect amyloid precursor protein metabolism in presymptomatic PS1 and non-PS1 subjects. Arch Neurol. 2007 Nov; 64(11):1672-3.
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        6. Irwin D, Lippa CF, Swearer JM. Cognition and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2007 Aug-Sep; 22(4):300-12.
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        7. Klunk WE, Price JC, Mathis CA, Tsopelas ND, Lopresti BJ, Ziolko SK, Bi W, Hoge JA, Cohen AD, Ikonomovic MD, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, Pollen DA, Moonis M, Lippa CF, Swearer JM, Johnson KA, Rentz DM, Fischman AJ, Aizenstein HJ, DeKosky ST. Amyloid deposition begins in the striatum of presenilin-1 mutation carriers from two unrelated pedigrees. J Neurosci. 2007 Jun 6; 27(23):6174-84.
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        8. Moonis M, Swearer JM, Dayaw MP, St George-Hyslop P, Rogaeva E, Kawarai T, Pollen DA. Familial Alzheimer disease: decreases in CSF Abeta42 levels precede cognitive decline. Neurology. 2005 Jul 26; 65(2):323-5.
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        9. Swearer JM, Drachman DA, Li L, Kane KJ, Dessureau B, Tabloski P. Screening for dementia in "real world" settings: the cognitive assessment screening test: CAST. Clin Neuropsychol. 2002 May; 16(2):128-35.
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        10. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Parker M, Kane KJ, Drachman DA. Psychological features in persons at risk for familial Alzheimer's disease. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2001 May-Jun; 16(3):157-62.
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        11. Lippa CF, Swearer JM, Kane KJ, Nochlin D, Bird TD, Ghetti B, Nee LE, St George-Hyslop P, Pollen DA, Drachman DA. Familial Alzheimer's disease: site of mutation influences clinical phenotype. Ann Neurol. 2000 Sep; 48(3):376-9.
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        12. Swearer JM, Kane KJ, Phillips CA, Weaver JP, Anderson TD, Lavoie MS. Predictive value of the intracarotid amobarbital test in bihemispheric seizure onset. Neurology. 1999 Jan 15; 52(2):409-11.
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        13. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Kane KJ, Hoople NE, Lavoie M. Delayed recall in dementia: sensitivity and specificity in patients with higher than average general intellectual abilities. Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol. 1998 Oct; 11(4):200-6.
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        14. O'Donnell BF, Swearer JM, Smith LT, Hokama H, McCarley RW. A topographic study of ERPs elicited by visual feature discrimination. Brain Topogr. 1997; 10(2):133-43.
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        15. Drachman DA, Swearer JM. Screening for dementia: Cognitive Assessment Screening Test (CAST). Am Fam Physician. 1996 Nov 1; 54(6):1957-62.
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        16. Drachman DA, Swearer JM, Kane K, Osgood D, O'Toole C, Moonis M. The cognitive assessment screening test (CAST) for dementia. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 1996 Oct; 9(4):200-8.
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        17. Swearer JM, Kane KJ. Behavioral slowing with age: boundary conditions of the generalized slowing model. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 1996 Jul; 51(4):P189-200.
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        18. O'Donnell BF, Swearer JM, Smith LT, Nestor PG, Shenton ME, McCarley RW. Selective deficits in visual perception and recognition in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 1996 May; 153(5):687-92.
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        19. Lippa CF, Saunders AM, Smith TW, Swearer JM, Drachman DA, Ghetti B, Nee L, Pulaski-Salo D, Dickson D, Robitaille Y, Bergeron C, Crain B, Benson MD, Farlow M, Hyman BT, George-Hyslop SP, Roses AD, Pollen DA. Familial and sporadic Alzheimer's disease: neuropathology cannot exclude a final common pathway. Neurology. 1996 Feb; 46(2):406-12.
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        20. Swearer JM, Drachman DA. Caretaker Obstreperous Behavior Rating Scale. Int Psychogeriatr. 1996; 8 Suppl 3:321-4.
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        21. Swearer JM. Methodological issues in the management of behavioral disturbances in dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 1996; 8 Suppl 1:59-62.
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        22. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Ingram SM, Drachman DA. Rate of progression in familial Alzheimer's disease. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 1996 Jan; 9(1):22-5.
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        23. Lippa CF, Smith TW, Swearer JM. Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body disease: a comparative clinicopathological study. Ann Neurol. 1994 Jan; 35(1):81-8.
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        24. Drachman DA, Swearer JM. Driving and Alzheimer's disease: the risk of crashes. Neurology. 1993 Dec; 43(12):2448-56.
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        25. Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Drachman DA, Woodward BM. Neuropsychological features of familial Alzheimer's disease. Ann Neurol. 1992 Nov; 32(5):687-94.
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        26. Drachman DA, Swearer JM, O'Donnell BF, Mitchell AL, Maloon A. The Caretaker Obstreperous-Behavior Rating Assessment (COBRA) Scale. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1992 May; 40(5):463-70.
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        27. O'Donnell BF, Friedman S, Swearer JM, Drachman DA. Active and passive P3 latency and psychometric performance: influence of age and individual differences. Int J Psychophysiol. 1992 Mar; 12(2):187-95.
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        28. O'Donnell BF, Drachman DA, Barnes HJ, Peterson KE, Swearer JM, Lew RA. Incontinence and troublesome behaviors predict institutionalization in dementia. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 1992 Jan-Mar; 5(1):45-52.
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        29. Drachman DA, O'Donnell BF, Lew RA, Swearer JM. The prognosis in Alzheimer's disease. 'How far' rather than 'how fast' best predicts the course. Arch Neurol. 1990 Aug; 47(8):851-6.
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        30. O'Donnell BF, Drachman DA, Lew RA, Swearer JM. Measuring dementia: assessment of multiple deficit domains. J Clin Psychol. 1988 Nov; 44(6):916-23.
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        31. Swearer JM, Drachman DA, O'Donnell BF, Mitchell AL. Troublesome and disruptive behaviors in dementia. Relationships to diagnosis and disease severity. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1988 Sep; 36(9):784-90.
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