Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 Baseline cognitive impairment in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis in the CREST-2 trialStroke.  52:3855-3863. 2021
2021 A Primary Care Agenda for Brain Health: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart AssociationStroke.  52:E295-E308. 2021
2021 Exercise: primus inter pares of Life’s Simple 7Aging.  13:12297-12298. 2021
2021 Predicting post-LVAD outcome: Is there a role for cognition?International Journal of Artificial Organs.  44:237-242. 2021
2021 Gait Measures at Admission to Inpatient Rehabilitation after Ischemic Stroke Predict 3-Month Quality of Life and Function 2021
2020 National Institutes of Health StrokeNet during the Time of COVID-19 and beyondStroke.  51:2580-2586. 2020
2020 Poststroke Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Recurrent Stroke in Patients With Symptomatic Intracranial AtherosclerosisJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  29. 2020
2020 Cognition and cerebrovascular function in primary hyperparathyroidism before and after parathyroidectomyJournal of Endocrinological Investigation.  43:369-379. 2020
2020 The role of exercise in the reversal of IGF-1 deficiencies in microvascular rarefaction and hypertensionGeroscience.  42:141-158. 2020
2020 Cognitive Impairment Correlates Linearly with Mean Flow Velocity by Transcranial Doppler below a Definable ThresholdCerebrovascular Diseases Extra.  10:21-27. 2020
2020 Spatial coefficient of variation of arterial spin labeling MRI as a cerebrovascular correlate of carotid occlusive diseasePLoS One.  15. 2020
2019 Cognition and Quality of Life in Symptomatic Carotid OcclusionJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  28:2250-2254. 2019
2019 Language recovery following stroke 2019
2019 Is Hemispheric Hypoperfusion a Treatable Cause of Cognitive Impairment?Current Cardiology Reports.  21. 2019
2018 Carotid revascularization and medical management for asymptomatic carotid stenosis – Hemodynamics (CREST-H): Study design and rationaleInternational Journal of Stroke.  13:985-991. 2018
2018 Does cognition improve following LVAD implantation?General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  66:456-463. 2018
2018 Reply: Don't Leave the Back Door OpenJACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.  11:1420. 2018
2018 Proposed Standardized Neurological Endpoints for Cardiovascular Clinical TrialsEuropean Heart Journal.  39:1687-1697. 2018
2018 Neurocognition and Cerebral Lesion Burden in High-Risk Patients Before Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights From the SENTINEL TrialJACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.  11:384-392. 2018
2018 Determinants of long-term neurological recovery patterns relative to hospital discharge among cardiac arrest survivorsCritical Care Medicine.  46:E141-E150. 2018
2017 Altered cerebral hemodyamics and cortical thinning in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosisPLoS One.  12. 2017
2017 Aphasia As a Predictor of Stroke OutcomeCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.  17. 2017
2017 Carotid revascularization and medical management for asymptomatic carotid stenosis: Protocol of the CREST-2 clinical trialsInternational Journal of Stroke.  12:770-778. 2017
2017 Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association/American Stroke AssociationStroke.  48:e284-e303. 2017
2017 The relationship between the score on a simple measure of cognitive function and incident CVD in people with diabetes: A post hoc epidemiological analysis from the accord-mind studyJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  102:3218-3225. 2017
2017 The Association between Diffusion MRI-Defined Infarct Volume and NIHSS Score in Patients with Minor Acute StrokeJournal of Neuroimaging.  27:388-391. 2017
2017 Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: perioperative stroke and beyond 2017
2017 Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Research: Issues, Opportunities, and the National Institutes of Health StrokeNetStroke.  48:813-819. 2017
2017 Proposed Standardized Neurological Endpoints for Cardiovascular Clinical Trials: An Academic Research Consortium InitiativeJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  69:679-691. 2017
2017 Protection Against Cerebral Embolism During Transcatheter Aortic Valve ReplacementJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  69:367-377. 2017
2017 Understanding the Connection between Cognitive Impairment and Mobility: What Can Be Gained from Neuropsychological Assessment?Rehabilitation Research and Practice.  2017:4516219. 2017
2016 Effect of aphasia on acute stroke outcomesNeurology.  87:2348-2354. 2016
2016 Dissociation among hemodynamic measures in asymptomatic high grade carotid artery stenosisJournal of the Neurological Sciences.  367:143-147. 2016
2016 Measurement of cortical thickness asymmetry in carotid occlusive diseaseNeuroImage: Clinical.  12:640-644. 2016
2016 The neurophysiological effects of single-dose theophylline in patients with chronic stroke: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized cross-over studyRestorative Neurology and Neuroscience.  34:799-813. 2016
2016 Variability in motor and language recovery during the acute stroke periodCerebrovascular Diseases Extra.  6:12-21. 2016
2015 Itemized NIHSS subsets predict positive MRI strokes in patients with mild deficitsJournal of the Neurological Sciences.  358:221-225. 2015
2015 Comparative effectiveness of home blood pressure telemonitoring (HBPTM) plus nurse case management versus HBPTM alone among Black and Hispanic stroke survivors: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  16. 2015
2015 Indirect measures of arterial stiffness and cognitive performance in individuals without traditional vascular risk factors or diseaseJAMA Neurology.  72:309-315. 2015
2014 The cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of diabetic retinopathy with cognitive function and brain MRI findings: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trialDiabetes reviews (Alexandria, Va.).  37:3244-3252. 2014
2014 Randomized Evaluation of Carotid Occlusion and Neurocognition (RECON) trialNeurology.  82:744-751. 2014
2014 Cerebrovascular disease in the era of left ventricular assist devices with continuous flow: Risk factors, diagnosis, and treatmentJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.  33:878-887. 2014
2014 Cognitive function and brain structure in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus after intensive lowering of blood pressure and lipid levels: A randomized clinical trialJAMA Internal Medicine.  174:324-333. 2014
2014 Effect of diabetes on brain structure: The action to control cardiovascular risk in diabetes MR imaging baseline dataRadiology.  272:210-216. 2014
2013 Cerebral hemodynamics and cognitive decline: Swimming against the currentNeurology.  80:2086-2087. 2013
2013 Blood-brain barrier disruption after cardiac surgeryAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  34:518-523. 2013
2013 Improvement after constraint-induced movement therapy: Recovery of normal motor control or task-specific compensation?Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  27:99-109. 2013
2013 Stroke, cognitive deficits, and rehabilitation: Still an incomplete pictureInternational Journal of Stroke.  8:38-45. 2013
2012 Poor cognitive function and risk of severe hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes: Post hoc epidemiologic analysis of the ACCORD trialDiabetes reviews (Alexandria, Va.).  35:787-793. 2012
2012 Poor survival after cardiac arrest resuscitation: A self-fulfilling prophecy or biologic destiny?Critical Care Medicine.  40:979-980. 2012
2012 Cerebral hemodynamics and cognitive impairment: Baseline data from the RECON trialNeurology.  78:250-255. 2012
2011 Prediction of motor recovery using initial impairment and fMRI 48 h poststrokeCerebral Cortex.  21:2712-2721. 2011
2011 Primary outcomes for resuscitation science studies: A consensus statement from the american heart associationCirculation.  124:2158-2177. 2011
2011 Effects of intensive glucose lowering on brain structure and function in people with type 2 diabetes (ACCORD MIND): A randomised open-label substudyLancet Neurology.  10:969-977. 2011
2011 Broca and the biology of languageNeuropsychology Review.  21:225-226. 2011
2011 Revisiting the contributions of Paul Broca to the study of aphasiaNeuropsychology Review.  21:236-239. 2011
2011 Association of low ejection fraction with impaired verbal memory in older patients with heart failureJAMA Neurology.  68:1021-1026. 2011
2011 Severe aphasia following infarction in the territory of the left anterior choroidal arteryCerebrovascular Diseases.  32:197-198. 2011
2011 Pumps, aqueducts, and drought management: Vascular physiology in vascular cognitive impairmentStroke.  42:221-226. 2011
2010 Improvement in aphasia scores after stroke is well predicted by initial severityStroke.  41:1485-1488. 2010
2010 GABAergic but not anti-cholinergic agents re-induce clinical deficits after strokeJournal of the Neurological Sciences.  292:72-76. 2010
2010 Neurocognitive dysfunction in adult moyamoya diseaseJournal of Neurology.  257:806-815. 2010
2010 Impairment versus activity limitation after incident ischaemic strokeInternational Journal of Stroke.  5:132-133. 2010
2009 Acute confusional syndrome from a dural arteriovenous fistulaNeurosurgery.  65. 2009
2009 Early imaging correlates of subsequent motor recovery after strokeAnnals of Neurology.  65:596-602. 2009
2009 The role of cerebral hyperperfusion in postoperative neurologic dysfunction after left ventricular assist device implantation for end-stage heart failureJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  137:1012-1019. 2009
2009 Relationship between baseline glycemic control and cognitive function in individuals with type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular rIsk factors the action to control cardiovascular risk in diabetes-memory in diabetes (ACCORD-MIND) trialDiabetes reviews (Alexandria, Va.).  32:221-226. 2009
2009 Reperfusion normalizes motor activation patterns in Large-Vessel diseaseAnnals of Neurology.  65:203-208. 2009
2009 Neuropsychological features in primary hyperparathyroidism: A prospective studyJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.  94:1951-1958. 2009
2008 Placing neuropsychology in contextNeuropsychology Review.  18:269-270. 2008
2008 Variability in recovery from aphasiaCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.  8:497-502. 2008
2008 Factors Contributing to Global Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure: Results From a Population-Based CohortJournal of Cardiac Failure.  14:290-295. 2008
2008 Ipsilateral motor dysfunction from unilateral stroke: Implications for the functional neuroanatomy of hemiparesisJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.  79:401-406. 2008
2008 Brain activity associated with stimulation therapy of the visual borderzone in hemianopic stroke patientsNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  22:136-144. 2008
2008 Inter-individual variability in the capacity for motor recovery after ischemic strokeNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  22:64-71. 2008
2008 Variability in language recovery after first-time strokeJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.  79:530-534. 2008
2007 Multitasking disorder from right temporoparietal strokeCognitive and Behavioral Neurology.  20:157-162. 2007
2007 The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Memory in Diabetes Study (ACCORD-MIND): Rationale, Design, and MethodsAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  99. 2007
2007 A case of progressive apraxia of speech in pathologically verified Alzheimer diseaseCognitive and Behavioral Neurology.  20:15-20. 2007
2006 In this issueNeuropsychology Review.  16:149. 2006
2006 Hemodynamic impairment as a stimulus for functional brain reorganizationCerebrovascular and brain metabolism reviews.  26:1256-1262. 2006
2006 Why does neuropsychology need a review journal? An editorialNeuropsychology Review.  16:1-2. 2006
2005 Clinical and analytical considerations in the study of health status in device trials for heart failureJournal of Cardiac Failure.  11:396-403. 2005
2004 Hypoperfusion without stroke alters motor activation in the opposite hemisphereAnnals of Neurology.  56:796-802. 2004
2004 Magnetic resonance imaging to detect acute cerebral events in on-pump and hybrid-pump patients 2004
2004 Neurological events during long-term mechanical circulatory support for heart failure: The Randomized Evaluation of Mechanical Assistance for the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (REMATCH) experienceCirculation.  109:2423-2427. 2004
2004 Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Presents Like An Ischemic StrokeCognitive and Behavioral Neurology.  17:50-53. 2004
2004 Key issues in trial design for ventricular assist devices: A position statement of the Heart Failure Society of AmericaJournal of Cardiac Failure.  10:91-100. 2004
2003 Neurobehavioral differences in superselective Wada testing with amobarbital versus lidocaineAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology.  24:1456-1460. 2003
2003 Monitoring of cerebral vasodilatory capacity with transcranial Doppler carbon dioxide inhalation in patients with severe carotid artery diseaseStroke.  34:945-949. 2003
2003 Midazolam challenge reinduces neurological deficits after transient ischemic attackStroke.  34:794-796. 2003
2002 The warfarin-aspirin recurrent stroke study trialCurrent Cardiology Reports.  4:133. 2002
2002 Clinical utility of quantitative cerebral blood flow measurements during internal carotid artery test occlusionsNeurosurgery.  50:996-1005. 2002
2002 Characterization of the cerebral blood flow response to balloon deflation after temporary internal carotid artery test occlusionJournal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.  14:123-129. 2002
2002 Reemergence of stroke deficits with midazolam challengeStroke.  33:283-285. 2002
2002 A controlled prospective study of neuropsychological dysfunction following carotid endarterectomyJAMA Neurology.  59:217-222. 2002
2002 Dexmedetomidine may impair cognitive testing during endovascular embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: A retrospective case report seriesJournal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.  14:209-212. 2002
2001 A comparison of warfarin and aspirin for the prevention of recurrent ischemic strokeNew England Journal of Medicine.  345:1444-1451. 2001
2001 Long-term use of a left ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failureNew England Journal of Medicine.  345:1435-1443. 2001
2001 Neuropsychological function and brain arteriovenous malformations: redefining eloquence as a risk for treatment.Neurosurgical Focus.  11. 2001
2001 Recovery of brain function during induced cerebral hypoperfusion 2001
2000 The experience of Wernicke's aphasiaNeurology.  55:1222-1224. 2000
2000 Interhemispheric transfer of language in patients with left frontal cerebral arteriovenous malformationNeuropsychologia.  38:1325-1332. 2000
2000 Pure topographic disorientation: A distinctive syndrome with varied localizationNeurology.  54:1864-1866. 2000
2000 Evolution of cortical activation during recovery from corticospinal tract infarctionStroke.  31:656-661. 2000
2000 Pure topographic disorientation: A distinctive syndrome with varied localizationNeurology.  54:575-578. 2000
2000 Severe pain confounds neuropsychological test performanceJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  22:633-639. 2000
1999 The rematch trial: Rationale, design, and end pointsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  67:723-730. 1999
1999 Developmental deficits in adult patients with arteriovenous malformationsJAMA Neurology.  56:103-106. 1999
1999 Higher cerebral function and hemispheric blood flow during awake carotid artery balloon test occlusionsJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.  66:734-738. 1999
1998 AphasiaMedical Update for Psychiatrists.  3:132-138. 1998
1998 Central poststroke pain and Wallenberg's lateral medullary infarctionNeurology.  50:1521. 1998
1998 Central poststroke pain associated with lateral medullary infarctionNeurology.  50:837. 1998
1998 Stimulus context in hemineglect 1998
1997 Anterior translocation of language in patients with left cerebral arteriovenous malformationNeurology.  49:802-808. 1997
1997 Central poststroke pain and Wallenberg's lateral medullary infarction: Frequency, character, and determinants in 63 patientsNeurology.  49:120-125. 1997
1997 Changes in regional cerebral blood flow related to line bisection discrimination and visual attention using HMPAO-SPECTNeuroImage.  6:139-144. 1997
1997 Treatment of inoperable carotid aneurysms with endovascular carotid occlusion after extracranial-intracranial bypass surgeryNeurosurgery.  41:1225-1234. 1997
1996 'Semantic' conduction aphasia from a posterior insular cortex infarctionJournal of Neuroimaging.  6:189-191. 1996
1996 Continuous time estimation as a behavioural index of human cerebral ischaemia during temporary occlusion of the internal carotid arteryJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.  60:559-563. 1996
1995 Response: Steal and cerebral arteriovenous malformationsStroke.  26:2371-2372. 1995
1995 Steal and cerebral arteriovenous malformationsStroke.  26:2371. 1995
1995 Visuoconstructive deficit following infarction in the right Basal Ganglia: A case report and some experimental dataArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  10:543-553. 1995
1995 ‘steal’ is an unestablished mechanism for the clinical presentation of cerebral arteriovenous malformationsStroke.  26:1215-1220. 1995
1994 Brain dysfunction and violent behavior in a man with a congenital subarachnoid cystPsychiatric Services.  45:714-715. 1994
1994 Cognitive function in myasthenia gravisCognitive and Behavioral Neurology.  7:211-214. 1994
1994 Intrahemispheric localization of drawing dysfunctionNeuropsychologia.  32:493-501. 1994
1993 Anxiety disorders in a neuromuscular clinicAmerican Journal of Psychiatry.  150:1102-1104. 1993
1992 Left hemiparalexia.Neurology.  42:562-569. 1992
1992 Distinct syndromes of hemineglectJAMA Neurology.  49:1187-1194. 1992
1992 Left hemiparalexiaNeurology.  42:562-569. 1992
1992 Obsessive-compulsive disorder onset after removal of a brain tumorJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease.  180:535-536. 1992
1992 Use of a structured interview to diagnose anxiety disorders in a minority populationPsychiatric Services.  43:61-64. 1992
1986 Second-order control of sequence-class equivalences in childrenBehaviour Analysis Letters.  13:205-215. 1986
1984 THE FORMATION OF VISUAL STIMULUS EQUIVALENCES IN CHILDRENJournal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.  41:251-266. 1984
1983 Language recovery following isolation for severe combined immunodeficiency diseaseNature.  306:54-55. 1983
1983 Effects of frontal lobe lesions on hypothesis sampling during concept formationNeuropsychologia.  21:513-524. 1983
1977 EXTENDING SEQUENCE‐CLASS MEMBERSHIP WITH MATCHING TO SAMPLEJournal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.  27:381-392. 1977


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2020 Neurovascular Neuropsychology 2020


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2011 Middle Cerebral Artery Disease.  384-424. 2011
2011 Middle cerebral artery disease.  384-424. 2011
2004 Middle Cerebral Artery Disease.  123-166. 2004

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Psychology, Northeastern University 1977
  • Full Name

  • Ronald Lazar