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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445329/the-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-on-psychomotor-and-visual-perception-functions-related-to-driving-skills
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Alexander Brunnauer, Felix M Segmiller, Sabine Löschner, Valérie Grun, Frank Padberg, Ulrich Palm
Objective: It could be demonstrated that anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) enhances accuracy in working memory tasks and reaction time in healthy adults and thus may also have an influence on complex everyday tasks like driving a car. However, no studies have applied tDCS to psychomotor skills related to a standard driving test so far. Methods: 10 female and 5 male healthy adults without any medication and history of psychiatric or neurological illness were randomly assigned to two groups receiving active and sham stimulation in a double blind, cross-over study design...
2018: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436984/effectiveness-of-pharmacological-or-psychological-interventions-for-smoking-cessation-in-smokers-with-major-depression-or-depressive-symptoms-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Giulia A Aldi, Giuly Bertoli, Francesca Ferraro, Aldo Pezzuto, Fiammetta Cosci
BACKGROUND: Smokers with major depressive disorder (MDD) or depressive symptoms (DS) represent a subgroup in need of attention since they have specific clinical features and prognosis. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (Cochrane, MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, Web Of Science databases from inception to June 2017) of randomized clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of pharmacological, psychological or combined interventions for smoking cessation in subjects with current or past MDD/DS without medical or comorbid psychiatric disorder(s) was run following the PRISMA guidelines...
February 13, 2018: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417192/-current-aspects-of-tinnitus-and-depression
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REVIEW
V Kratzsch, G Goebel
Health authorities underestimate the negative influence of emotional factors such as depression, anxiety disorders, or somatoform disorders in the development of tinnitus and their contribution to a poor prognosis. This can lead to underestimation of the impairment suffered by tinnitus patients and, consequently, a possibly incorrect treatment approach or belated initiation of therapy. Mental disorders play a large role in the S3AWMF "Tinnitus" guidelines. Thus, the somatic and psychiatric approaches for treatment of chronic tinnitus patients are combined...
February 7, 2018: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414403/postoperative-rehabilitation-after-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-for-movement-disorders
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REVIEW
Niels Allert, Binith Cheeran, Günther Deuschl, Michael T Barbe, Ilona Csoti, Markus Ebke, Martin Glaser, Jun-Suk Kang, Stefan Kelm, Paul Krack, Julia Kroth, Ulrich Jobst, Markus Leisse, Antonio Oliviero, Peter Nikolaus Nolte, Johanna Quick-Weller, Martin Strothjohann, Gertrúd Tamás, Michael Werner, Muthuraman Muthuraman, Jens Volkmann, Alfonso Fasano, Sergiu Groppa
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a highly efficient, evidence-based therapy for a set of neurological and psychiatric conditions and especially movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Recent developments have improved the DBS technology. However, no unequivocal algorithms for an optimized postoperative care exist so far. The aim of this review is to provide a synopsis of the current clinical practice and to propose guidelines for postoperative and rehabilitative care of patients who undergo DBS...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408754/elective-abortion-clinical-practice-guidelines-from-the-french-college-of-gynecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
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REVIEW
Christophe Vayssière, Adrien Gaudineau, Luisa Attali, Karima Bettahar, Sophie Eyraud, Philippe Faucher, Patrick Fournet, Danielle Hassoun, Marie Hatchuel, Christian Jamin, Brigitte Letombe, Teddy Linet, Marie Msika Razon, Alexandra Ohanessian, Hélène Segain, Solène Vigoureux, Norbert Winer, Sophie Wylomanski, Aubert Agostini
The number of elective abortions has been stable for several decades. Many factors explain women's choice of abortion in cases of unplanned pregnancies. Early initiation of contraceptive use and a choice of contraceptive choices appropriate to the woman's life are associated with lower rates of unplanned pregnancies. Reversible long-acting contraceptives should be favored as first-line methods for adolescents because of their effectiveness (grade C). Ultrasound scan before an elective abortion must be encouraged but should not be obligatory (professional consensus)...
January 26, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405338/toward-valid-and-reliable-brain-imaging-results-in-eating-disorders
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Guido K W Frank, Angela Favaro, Rachel Marsh, Stefan Ehrlich, Elizabeth A Lawson
Human brain imaging can help improve our understanding of mechanisms underlying brain function and how they drive behavior in health and disease. Such knowledge may eventually help us to devise better treatments for psychiatric disorders. However, the brain imaging literature in psychiatry and especially eating disorders has been inconsistent, and studies are often difficult to replicate. The extent or severity of extremes of eating and state of illness, which are often associated with differences in, for instance hormonal status, comorbidity, and medication use, commonly differ between studies and likely add to variation across study results...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404931/genotyping-as-a-key-element-of-sample-size-optimization-in-bioequivalence-of-risperidone-tablets
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Ying Chen, Yang Deng, Miao Yan, Zhenyan Hou, Yao Li, Bikui Zhang, Hualin Cai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Risperidone is a derivative of benzisoxazole and is widely used for schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses in both adults and children. Previous studies have confirmed that it is a highly variable drug (within-subject variability ≥ 30%). To reduce the large sample size required for bioequivalence researches on highly variable drugs, a role for genotyping in the design of the bioequivalence study was employed. METHODS: A randomized, open-label, two-period crossover study was adopted: 20 subjects with specific genotypes carrying cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2D6*10 were randomized to two groups to receive a single oral dose of trial formulation or reference formulation with a 2-week washout period...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392757/chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-children-a-systematic-review-on-interventions-and-comorbidities
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Hélène Cornillier, Bruno Giraudeau, Stéphane Munck, Florence Hacard, Annie-Pierre Jonville-Bera, Gwenaëlle d'Acremont, Bach-Nga Pham, Annabel Maruani
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is not frequent in children. Management guidelines have been developed for adults and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) included teenagers aged 12 to 18, but data for children under age 12 are limited. We performed a systematic review to assess comorbidities in children < 12 years old with CSU and the efficacy and safety of treatments. METHODS: We searched for original articles of epidemiologic and treatment data in children < 12 years old with CSU that were published from 2005 to July 2016 in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and LILACS...
February 2, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386020/acting-on-audit-feedback-a-qualitative-instrumental-case-study-in-mental-health-services-in-norway
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Monica Stolt Pedersen, Anne Landheim, Merete Møller, Lars Lien
BACKGROUND: The National Guideline for Assessment, Treatment and Social Rehabilitation of Persons with Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders, launched in 2012, is to be implemented in mental health services in Norway. Audit and feedback (A&F) is commonly used as the starting point of an implementation process. It aims to measure the research-practice gap, but its effect varies greatly. Less is known of how audit and feedback is used in natural settings. The aim of this study was to describe and investigate what is discussed and thematised when Quality Improvement (QI) teams in a District Psychiatric Centre (DPC) work to complete an action form as part of an A&F cycle in 2014...
January 31, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366448/nonsuicidal-self-injury-in-adolescents
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Paul L Plener, Michael Kaess, Christian Schmahl, Stefan Pollak, Jörg M Fegert, Rebecca C Brown
BACKGROUND: 25-35% of adolescents in random samples drawn from German schools have been found to have manifested at least one episode of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). The prevalence in samples from child and adolescent psychiatric clinics is approximately 50%. NSSI can arise as a symptom in the setting of various types of mental illness. METHODS: This review is based on a selective literature search carried out in the PubMed, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Library databases, with special consideration of regional study samples...
January 19, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358872/psychiatric-morbidity-after-surgery-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review
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Marie Strøm Zangenberg, Alaa El-Hussuna
AIM: To examine the evidence about psychiatric morbidity after inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-related surgery. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were followed and a protocol was published at PROSPERO (CRD42016037600). Inclusion criteria were studies describing patients with inflammatory bowel disease undergoing surgery and their risk of developing psychiatric disorder. RESULTS: Twelve studies (including 4340 patients) were eligible. All studies were non-randomized and most had high risk of bias...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357722/improving-adherence-to-atypical-antipsychotic-agent-screening-guidelines-in-pediatric-patients-a-quality-improvement-project-within-an-integrated-community-mental-health-setting
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Elishia L Featherston, Sharolyn Dihigo, Richard E Gilder
BACKGROUND: Approximately 14% to 20% of children and adolescents have a mental health problem. Atypical antipsychotic agents are used to treat behavioral, emotional, and mental health problems in children and adolescents. A discrepancy between best practices and actual practices exists. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to increase adherence above baseline, through implementation of a checklist, to recommended screening guidelines in children, ages 4 to 18, prescribed atypical antipsychotic agents over 12 weeks...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352556/what-causes-psychosis-an-umbrella-review-of-risk-and-protective-factors
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Joaquim Radua, Valentina Ramella-Cravaro, John P A Ioannidis, Abraham Reichenberg, Nacharin Phiphopthatsanee, Taha Amir, Hyi Yenn Thoo, Dominic Oliver, Cathy Davies, Craig Morgan, Philip McGuire, Robin M Murray, Paolo Fusar-Poli
Psychosis is a heterogeneous psychiatric condition for which a multitude of risk and protective factors have been suggested. This umbrella review aimed to classify the strength of evidence for the associations between each factor and psychotic disorders whilst controlling for several biases. The Web of Knowledge database was searched to identify systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies which examined associations between socio-demographic, parental, perinatal, later factors or antecedents and psychotic disorders, and which included a comparison group of healthy controls, published from 1965 to January 31, 2017...
February 2018: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347967/data-quality-and-feasibility-of-the-experience-sampling-method-across-the-spectrum-of-severe-psychiatric-disorders-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Hugo Vachon, Aki Rintala, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Inez Myin-Germeys
BACKGROUND: Due to a number of methodological advantages and theoretical considerations, more and more studies in clinical psychology research employ the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) as a data collection technique. Despite this growing interest, the absence of methodological guidelines related to the use of ESM has resulted in a large heterogeneity of designs while the potential effects of the design itself on the response behavior of the participants remain unknown. The objectives of this systematic review are to investigate the associations between the design characteristics and the data quality and feasibility of studies relying on ESM in severe psychiatric disorders...
January 18, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339346/user-centered-design-of-learn-to-quit-a-smoking-cessation-smartphone-app-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness
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Roger Vilardaga, Javier Rizo, Emily Zeng, Julie A Kientz, Richard Ries, Chad Otis, Kayla Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates in the United States have been reduced in the past decades to 15% of the general population. However, up to 88% of people with psychiatric symptoms still smoke, leading to high rates of disease and mortality. Therefore, there is a great need to develop smoking cessation interventions that have adequate levels of usability and can reach this population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report the rationale, ideation, design, user research, and final specifications of a novel smoking cessation app for people with serious mental illness (SMI) that will be tested in a feasibility trial...
January 16, 2018: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338277/assessment-of-inpatient-psychiatric-readmission-risk-among-patients-discharged-on-an-antipsychotic-polypharmacy-regimen-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Esad Boskailo, Aldin Malkoc, Dustin B McCurry, Jacob Venter, David Drachman, Gilbert M Ramos
OBJECTIVE: Patients are frequently prescribed multiple antipsychotic medications, leading to higher healthcare costs and increased risk for side effects. The efficacy of multiple versus single antipsychotics to prevent acute relapse, measured by incidence of inpatient readmission, is investigated in Arizona, USA. METHOD: A retrospective chart review compared socio-demographic and clinical data from 1,010 patients discharged on a single and 377 discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336603/comparison-of-unlicensed-and-off-label-use-of-antipsychotics-prescribed-to-child-and-adolescent-psychiatric-outpatients-for-treatment-of-mental-and-behavioral-disorders-with-different-guidelines-the-china-food-and-drug-administration-versus-the-fda
#17
Xiuqing Zhu, Jinqing Hu, Bin Sun, Shuhua Deng, Yuguan Wen, Weijia Chen, Chang Qiu, Dewei Shang, Ming Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the prevalence of unlicensed and off-label use of antipsychotics among child and adolescent psychiatric outpatients with guidelines proposed by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to identify factors associated with inconsistencies between the two regulations. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 29,326 drug prescriptions for child and adolescent outpatients from the Affiliated Brain Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University was conducted...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334810/monitoring-of-metabolic-adverse-effects-associated-with-atypical-antipsychotics-use-in-an-outpatient-psychiatric-clinic
#18
Luis Pereira, Aliaksandr Budovich, Maria Claudio-Saez
BACKGROUND: Atypical antipsychotics are associated with metabolic complications that contribute to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Current evidence reveal suboptimal adherence to the complex and variable official recommendations on metabolic monitoring in the corresponding patient population. A study evaluating metabolic monitoring at guideline-recommended intervals may help identify areas for intervention. OBJECTIVE: Describe the frequency of monitoring metabolic adverse effects in patients receiving atypical antipsychotics in an outpatient psychiatric clinic with respect to the specific guideline-recommended intervals...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325628/pharmacogenetics
#19
Jeffrey R Bishop
Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genetics influences drug treatment outcomes. Much research has been conducted to identify and characterize gene variants that impact the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of medications used to treat neurologic and psychiatric disorders. This chapter reviews the current state of pharmacogenetic aspects of these treatments. Medications with supporting pharmacogenetic information in product labeling, clinical guidelines, or important mechanistic implications are discussed...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325614/ethical-issues-in-neurogenetics
#20
Wendy R Uhlmann, J Scott Roberts
Many neurogenetic conditions are inherited and therefore diagnosis of a patient will have implications for the patient's relatives and can raise ethical issues. Predictive genetic testing offers asymptomatic relatives the opportunity to determine their risk status for a neurogenetic condition, and professional guidelines emphasize patients' autonomy and informed, voluntary decision making. Beneficence and nonmaleficence both need to be considered when making decisions about disclosure and nondisclosure of genetic information and test results...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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