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

Olivia A Skrobot, Sandra E Black, Christopher Chen, Charles DeCarli, Timo Erkinjuntti, Gary A Ford, Rajesh N Kalaria, John O'Brien, Leonardo Pantoni, Florence Pasquier, Gustavo C Roman, Anders Wallin, Perminder Sachdev, Ingmar Skoog, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Anthony P Passmore, Seth Love, Patrick G Kehoe, Carlo Caltagirone, VICCCS group

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Oct 19 2017

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