360º International Neuropsychiatry Consultants (INPC), PLLC

Professional firm offering consultation services to researchers, attorneys, and medical providers. Our professionals are comprised of psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and consulting clinical psychologists.

OUR PROFESSIONALServices

Independent Record Reviews/ Case Consultations

Referrals for record review, and case consultation are made by plaintiff, and defense attorneys, insurance companies, and case managers in worker's compensation situations in both civil and criminal court. The most common issues to be addressed by these inquiries involve the presence or absence of brain damage or psychological trauma.

Attorneys are typically confronted with neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric examinations that are difficult to understand and may conflict with other medical or psychiatric examinations. Record reviews in these situations are valuable in order to provide explanation of the results and reasons for the conflicts in the assessment process or the conclusions drawn from them. Suggestions are made regarding whether additional testing or referrals are warranted. At times, professional guidance is requested in developing pertinent questions to ask other mental health experts during a medicolegal process.

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Expert Testimony for Medicolegal Cases

In addition to conducting a review and/or providing expert witness testimony on a medicolegal case, neuropsychologists and psychiatrists are available for private consultation. We provide qualitative and quantitative guidance, and provide professional education about the mental health details of the case.

We are available to closely review the professional opinions given by other experts. Private consultation provides an attorney with valuable information about the neuropsychological and psychiatric merits of the case and possible strategies to employ at arriving to conclusions.

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Research Reviews and Quality Assurance Consultations

Pharmaceutical companies developing novel research studies often hire companies and independent professionals experienced in research and neuroscience to review psychological and neuropsychological testing data, completed by raters during clinical trials. Our professionals function as independent reviewers of quality assurance and adherence for these studies. Such services are highly valued by the various agencies funding the studies, and are completed by our professionals on a regular and timely basis. Our team offers professional services for in-Study Surveillance of protocol adherence in neuroscience studies, as well as remote rater monitoring for the parties involved.    

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All of our contributing psychological and medical experts are licensed in the State of Florida, and have more than 15 years of clinical and professional experience in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry.

We also offer services within the local community, as well as providing services across the U.S. and internationally.

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New Developments

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Evaluating Different Aspects of Prospective Memory in Amnestic and Nonamnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (2014)  Rene Hernandez Cardenache,1 Lizmar Burguera,1 Amarilis Acevedo,2 Rosie Curiel,1,3 and David A. Loewenstein1,3 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL 33134, USA 2Department of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL 33314, USA 3Center on Aging, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL 33134, USA. Published 5 March 2014. Academic Editors: A. Arboix, A. Bowirrat, and A. Di Carlo. 

Abstract

Prospective memory, the inability to remember an intended action, is a common complaint, but not formally assessed in most clinical and research studies of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In this study, patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), non-amnestic cognitive impairment (naMCI), and cognitively normal (CN) elders were assessed using the Miami Prospective Memory Test (MPMT). A unique aspect of the paradigm was that participants were scored for intention to perform, accuracy in recollection for specific elements of the task, and the need for reminder cues. Excellent test-retest stability was obtained for MPMT Event-Related (ER), combined Time-Related (TR) subscales, and total MPMT score for aMCI subjects. MPMT impairments were observed in 48.6% of aMCI, 29.4% of naMCI, and 10.0% of normal elderly participants. Prospective memory deficits were common in participants with aMCI, and occurred in almost a third of naMCI participants. Intention to perform and need for reminder cues were significantly more impaired than retrospective memory for specific details of the task. It is concluded that assessment of different elements of prospective memory is important in MCI research and that inability to remember intended actions is a significant feature in those as risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

New Developments

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CURRENT TRENDS IN NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL  ASSESSMENT WITH HISPANICS  (2015) Hernandez-Cardenache, R.¹, Curiel, R.E.¹, Raffo, A.2, Kitaigorodsky, M.2, Burguera, L.,¹ ¹University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miami, Florida  Carlos Albizu University, Miami, Florida, Published in Minority and Cross-Cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment, Enduring and Emerging Trends, Editor F. Richard Ferraro.