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Jay Ching-Chieh Wang, Tamara Mihic, Marie Fennemore
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August 17, 2018: Psychosomatics
Robyn Thom, Melissa Bui, Bernard Rosner, Polina Teslyar, Nomi Levy-Carrick, David Wolfe, Michael Klompas
BACKGROUND: Delirium commonly affects critically ill patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Some previous studies have suggested that ramelteon may prevent delirium, but ramelteon's impact on treating delirium is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of critically ill delirious patients treated with ramelteon versus those who were not. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 322 intensive care unit patients stratified based on ramelteon exposure after a nonnegative Confusion Assessment Method-ICU score...
August 10, 2018: Psychosomatics
Maryam Ejarah Dar, Richard A A Kanaan
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August 7, 2018: Psychosomatics
Kerry Sheehan, Jilyan Decker, Douglas Opler
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August 6, 2018: Psychosomatics
Xavier F Jimenez, Nicole Shirvani, Olivia Hogue, Matt Karafa, George E Tesar
OBJECTIVE: Associations between the crude capture of polyallergy-also known as multiple chemical sensitivity or multiple drug intolerance syndrome-and mental health/functional somatic syndrome disorders, healthcare utilization, or other clinical phenomenon have not been examined extensively. METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective chart review of all patients between age 18 and 70 who had a clinical encounter at a large medical center between 2009 and 2014. Patients were stratified into 4 categories based on the absolute number of chart-documented allergies: (1) no allergies; (2) normal allergy (1-4 allergies); (3) polyallergy (5-9 allergies); and (4) "ultrapolyallergy," (≥10 allergies), which were corroborated through a sensitivity analysis...
August 2, 2018: Psychosomatics
Samantha Zwiebel, Abner O Rayapati, Jose de Leon
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July 31, 2018: Psychosomatics
Eeman Akhtar, Angela T Ballew, Walter N Orr, Angela Mayorga, Talal W Khan
BACKGROUND: There is limited research regarding the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian multidisciplinary pain clinics. Controlled studies have only examined specific patient populations, such as those with motor vehicle accidents, war veterans, work-related injuries, back pain, and headache. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of PTSD symptoms in patients with chronic pain at a large multidisciplinary pain clinic...
July 29, 2018: Psychosomatics
Aaron Pierce, Douglas Coker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 29, 2018: Psychosomatics
Melissa Bui, Robyn P Thom, Shelley Hurwitz, Nomi C Levy-Carrick, Molly O'Reilly, Dara Wilensky, Daniel Talmasov, Bonnie Blanchfield, Vineeta Vaidya, Rose Kakoza, Michael Klompas, Elizabeth Stanley, David Gitlin, Anthony Massaro
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that proactive psychiatric consultation reduces hospital length of stay (LOS) in the general medical setting; however this model has not been studied in intensive care units (ICU). OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes between a conventional consultation model and a proactive psychiatric consultation model. METHODS: A total of 2 medical ICUs (MICUs) were randomized to proactive psychiatric consultation vs conventional consultation psychiatric models...
July 25, 2018: Psychosomatics
Scott A Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Suicidal ideation and alcohol use are common among emergency department patients. It is unclear at what point a suicide risk assessment should occur among patients who present with acute alcohol intoxication. This study aims to describe practice patterns among expert practitioners for timing the suicide risk assessment for an intoxicated patient. METHODS: An online survey was sent to emergency psychiatrists and behavioral health specialists on 2 national listserves including that of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry's Emergency Psychiatry Special Interest Group...
July 24, 2018: Psychosomatics
G Delvecchio, M G Rossetti, E Caletti, A Arighi, D Galimberti, P Basilico, M Mercurio, R A Paoli, C Cinnante, F Triulzi, A C Altamura, E Scarpini, P Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Somatoform Disorders (SD) are a heterogeneous group of psychiatric syndromes characterized by common symptoms, which may mimic a physical condition but they are not explained by a medical condition. Although the biologic nature of this disorder has been widely accepted, the neuroanatomical correlates characterizing SD are still inconclusive. Therefore, this study aims to explore gray matter (GM) volume alterations in SD patients compared to healthy controls and their possible association with clinical and cognitive measures...
July 20, 2018: Psychosomatics
Ferdnand C Osuagwu, Sarah S Mohiuddin, Nasuh Malas
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July 20, 2018: Psychosomatics
Rahul Lauhan, Alan Hsu, Al Alam, Kristin Beizai
BACKGROUND: Tianeptine (Stablon, Coaxil) abuse and dependence has become increasingly prominent worldwide with recent presence in the United States. OBJECTIVE: In this article, we add a case to the growing literature on tianeptine dependence, the first of which is concerning for the presence of an adulterant, and present a comprehensive literature review. METHODS: A literature search was conducted on July 2, 2018 on PubMed for articles using the keywords "tianeptine abuse" and "tianeptine dependence...
July 19, 2018: Psychosomatics
Kate E Dykhuis M A, Linda Slowik Ph D, Kelly Bryce Ph D, Maren E Hyde-Nolan Ph D, Anne Eshelman Ph D, Lisa Renee Miller-Matero Ph D
BACKGROUND: Approximately half of Americans have inadequate health literacy, which leads to poorer health outcomes. Health numeracy is an important component of literacy, which reflects one's ability to understand and manipulate numbers. This is especially important for transplant candidates, as adherence to medical recommendations is essential for posttransplant care. Although validated measures of numeracy exist, they can be inconvenient and time consuming to administer. METHODS: The brief medical numbers test (BMNT) was created in 2011 to quickly assess the health numeracy of a patient during presurgical psychiatric transplant evaluations...
July 19, 2018: Psychosomatics
Carrie C Wu, Michael McShane, Eileen A Huttlin, Kenneth C Novoa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2018: Psychosomatics
Mary Amanda Dew, Andrea F DiMartini, Fabienne Dobbels, Kathleen L Grady, Sheila G Jowsey-Gregoire, Annemarie Kaan, Kay Kendall, Quincy-Robyn Young, Susan E Abbey, Zeeshan Butt, Catherine C Crone, Sabina De Geest, Christina T Doligalski, Christiane Kugler, Laurie McDonald, Linda Ohler, Liz Painter, Michael G Petty, Desiree Robson, Thomas Schlöglhofer, Terry D Schneekloth, Jonathan P Singer, Patrick J Smith, Heike Spaderna, Jeffrey J Teuteberg, Roger D Yusen, Paula C Zimbrean
The psychosocial evaluation is well-recognized as an important component of the multifaceted assessment process to determine candidacy for heart transplantation, lung transplantation, and long-term mechanical circulatory support (MCS). However, there is no consensus-based set of recommendations for either the full range of psychosocial domains to be assessed during the evaluation, or the set of processes and procedures to be used to conduct the evaluation, report its findings, and monitor patients' receipt of and response to interventions for any problems identified...
July 10, 2018: Psychosomatics
Ronald J Gurrera, Nicole L Perry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 9, 2018: Psychosomatics
Bao Zhao, Yuhua Ni, Xingsong Tian
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium (POD) commonly occurs in elderly patients after noncardiac surgery, resulting in increased morbidity and greater risk of death. However, its pathophysiology is currently unknown. Cholinergic dysfunction has been implicated in delirium pathophysiology, and low plasma cholinesterase activity has been reported as a risk marker of POD. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the link between plasma cholinesterase activity and POD in elderly Han Chinese patients after noncardiac surgery...
July 8, 2018: Psychosomatics
Sara Puening, Philippe Weintraub, Thomas M Dunn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2018: Psychosomatics
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