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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738351/major-depression-as-a-neuroprogressive-prelude-to-dementia-what-is-the-evidence
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Brian E Leonard
Epidemiological studies implicate chronic depression as a predisposing factor for dementia in later life. However, the link is incompletely understood and controversial. The aim of this review is to consider some of the biological factors that contribute to neuroprogressive brain dysfunction in late life as a consequence of prolonged, low-grade inflammation in the course of depressive episodes. As chronic inflammation is known to precipitate increased apoptosis of neurons and astrocytes, this could be a contributing factor to brain dysfunction...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738296/mental-distress-quality-of-life-and-social-support-in-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-patients-during-active-chemotherapy
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Qiang Wen, Zhuyan Shao, Ping Zhang, Tao Zhu, Dan Li, Shihua Wang
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common sources of mental distress experienced by ovarian cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to identify changes in levels of mental distress during active chemotherapy, to characterize the impact of these changes on quality of life (QOL), and to study the potential buffering effect of social support in recurrent ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: Anxiety and depression were assessed at baseline and three months after initiation of active chemotherapy using hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS)...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735950/associations-between-clinical-diagnostic-criteria-and-pretreatment-patient-reported-outcomes-measures-in-a-prospective-observational-cohort-of-patients-with-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Joshua Balderman, Katherine Holzem, Beverly J Field, Michael M Bottros, Ahmmad A Abuirqeba, Chandu Vemuri, Robert W Thompson
OBJECTIVE: Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) is caused by dynamic compression of the brachial plexus at the level of the supraclavicular scalene triangle or the subcoracoid (pectoralis minor) space, or both. The purpose of this study was to characterize relationships between 14 clinical diagnostic criteria (CDC) and seven pretreatment patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in a prospective cohort of patients with NTOS. METHODS: There were 183 new patient referrals between July 1 and December 31, 2015, with 150 (82%) meeting an established set of predefined CDC for NTOS...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730895/incidence-treatment-strategies-and-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-and-without-ongoing-myocardial-ischaemia-results-from-the-czech-3-registry
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Petr Tousek, Klara Staskova, Anna Mala, Martin Sluka, Alexandra Vodzinska, Radek Jancar, Denisa Maluskova, Jiri Jarkovsky, Petr Widimsky
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome with signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia at first medical contact should be indicated for immediate invasive treatment. AIM: To assess the incidence, treatment strategies and outcomes of acute coronary syndrome in a large unselected cohort of patients with respect to the signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia. METHODS: The CZECH-3 registry included 1754 consecutive patients admitted for suspected acute coronary syndrome to 43 hospitals during a 2-month period in the autumn of 2015...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730424/possible-immunomodulating-effect-of-retinol-on-cytokines-secretion-in-patients-with-recurrent-furunculosis
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Danuta Nowicka, Ewelina Grywalska, Anna Hymos, Michał Mielnik, Jacek Roliński
Recurrent furunculosis is an infection of hair follicles which results in formation of abscesses. Previous studies showed that the pathogenesis of the disease may include an immune-mediated component as the proliferative response of peripheral blood lymphocytes to staphylococcal antigen is depressed. The aim of our study was to evaluate cytokines concentration in the plasma of patients with recurrent furunculosis and to determine whether retinol affects the secretion of those cytokines in patients with recurrent furunculosis and healthy subjects...
July 20, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728096/early-life-stress-explains-reduced-positive-memory-biases-in-remitted-depression
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J A Gethin, K E Lythe, C I Workman, A Mayes, J Moll, R Zahn
BACKGROUND: There is contradictory evidence regarding negative memory biases in major depressive disorder (MDD) and whether these persist into remission, which would suggest their role as vulnerability traits rather than correlates of mood state. Early life stress (ELS), common in patients with psychiatric disorders, has independently been associated with memory biases, and confounds MDD versus control group comparisons. Furthermore, in most studies negative biases could have resulted from executive impairments rather than memory difficulties per se...
July 10, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727718/quantity-of-disc-removal-and-radiological-outcomes-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
#8
Ji Han Heo, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Yunhee Choi, Young-Geun Seo, Dong Hoi Kim, Sung Bae Park, Jung Hyeon Moon, Won Heo, Jong-Myung Jung
BACKGROUND: Herniated intervertebral disc disease (HIVD) is a common cause of lower back and leg pain. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is indicated when non-surgical treatments such as medication and interventions are intractable. Ruptured discs and loose fragments inside discs are removed during PELD. Nerve root decompression is usually assessed by visualizing the free movement of the traversing nerve root or epidural fat, the free passage of a probe into the epidural space, the depression of the annulus, and the removal of the expected ruptured discs and loose fragments based on preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI)...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727578/physical-activity-and-survival-in-women-with-advanced-breast-cancer
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Oxana Palesh, Charles Kamen, Susan Sharp, Ashleigh Golden, Eric Neri, David Spiegel, Cheryl Koopman
BACKGROUND: Several empirical investigations have attempted to characterize the effect of physical activity on cancer mortality, but these investigations have rarely focused on patients with advanced breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: The current study examined the hypothesis that greater physical activity is associated with longer survival among women with advanced breast cancer. METHODS: We conducted a secondary data analysis of a prospective study of 103 patients with stage IV (n = 100) or locally recurrent (n = 3) breast cancer involved in a group psychotherapy trial...
July 19, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725952/spirituality-distress-and-posttraumatic-growth-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Ana Cristina Paredes, M Graça Pereira
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women and is associated with increased distress. Spirituality and posttraumatic growth (PTG) have been associated with illness adjustment, but the relationship between these variables is still not well understood. A sample of 100 breast cancer patients completed a demographic and clinical questionnaire, the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, Spiritual and Religious Attitudes in Dealing with Illness, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Results showed an association between PTG, spirituality and distress...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723686/population-based-study-on-the-epidemiology-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Saskia G Bruderer, Daniel Bodmer, Nadja A Stohler, Susan S Jick, Christoph R Meier
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ménière's disease (MD) is a disorder of the inner ear typically showing recurrent acute episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Epidemiologic studies on MD are scarce. We assessed the incidence rates (IRs) of MD and describe the characteristics of MD cases, comparing them to control patients without recorded evidence of MD. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective population-based follow-up study and a nested case-control analysis using data from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
July 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719420/the-bidirectional-relationship-between-vasomotor-symptoms-and-depression-across-the-menopausal-transition-a-systematic-review-of-longitudinal-studies
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Rifani B Natari, Alexandra M Clavarino, Treasure M McGuire, Kaeleen D Dingle, Samantha A Hollingworth
OBJECTIVE: To explore the nature of the bidirectional relationship between vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and depression, and to determine whether hot flashes and night sweats differentially affect the association between VMS and depression through their effect on sleep disruption. METHODS: Multiple databases were searched from 1961 until July 31, 2016, and a manual search of reference lists of identified articles was conducted. Sixteen articles that involved 10,008 participants were identified and analyzed...
July 17, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712433/two-year-prognosis-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-younger-patients-association-with-feeling-depressed-in-the-prior-year-and-bdi-ii-score-and-endothelin-1
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Luba Yammine, Lorraine Frazier, Nikhil S Padhye, Jennifer E Sanner, Matthew M Burg
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of depressive symptoms and Endothelin (ET)-1 on 2-year prognosis in younger patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Depression is associated with poor post-ACS prognosis; however, few investigations have focused on younger patients. Importantly, the studies that did emphasize younger patients suggested that the influence of depression on prognosis could be more robust in younger subgroups. The particular links between depression and poor prognosis in younger patients have yet to be definitively determined...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711109/moderation-of-the-alliance-outcome-association-by-prior-depressive-episodes-differential-effects-in-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-short-term-psychodynamic-supportive-psychotherapy
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Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces, Ellen Driessen, Robert J DeRubeis, Henricus L Van, John R Keefe, Mariëlle Hendriksen, Jack Dekker
Prior studies have suggested that the association between the alliance and depression improvement varies as a function of prior history of depression. We sought to replicate these findings and extend them to short-term psychodynamic supportive psychotherapy (SPSP) in a sample of patients who were randomized to one of these treatments and were administered the Helping Alliance Questionnaire (N=282) at Week 5 of treatment. Overall, the alliance was a predictor of symptom change (d=0.33). In SPSP, the alliance was a modest but robust predictor of change, irrespective of prior episodes (d=0...
September 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699657/validation-of-the-modified-chinese-cancer-survivor-s-unmet-needs-casun-c-for-women-with-breast-cancer
#15
Su-Ying Fang, Hsiu-Rong Cheng, Chung-Ying Lin
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to modify the Cancer Survivor's Unmet Need (CaSUN) Scale into a short form and then test its psychometric scale-specific properties for breast cancer survivors in Taiwan. METHODS: Using convenience sampling, recruited breast cancer survivors were separated into 2 samples (sample 1, n=150, and sample 2, n=162). First, we translated and modified the CaSUN to ensure cultural adaptation. Second, we used statistical methods to eliminate some items and conducted an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using sample 1 to explore the factor structure of the CaSUN-C...
July 12, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694625/does-gender-influence-electroconvulsive-therapy-sessions-required-across-psychiatric-diagnoses-a-5-year-experience-from-a-single-center
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Harshini Manohar, Karthick Subramanian, Vikas Menon, Shivanand Kattimani
CONTEXT: There is a paucity of systematic data reflecting the practice of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) from developing countries. AIM: We aimed to identify the number of ECT sessions required to yield response and gender diffeferences in the number of sessions across various diagnostic categories. SETTING AND DESIGN: A record-based study from a teaching cum tertiary care hospital in South India. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Case records of patients who received modified ECT from January 2011 to January 2016 were reviewed...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693583/prevention-of-seasonal-affective-disorder-in-daily-clinical-practice-results-of-a-survey-in-german-speaking-countries
#17
B Nussbaumer-Streit, D Winkler, M Spies, S Kasper, E Pjrek
BACKGROUND: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a seasonally recurrent type of major depression. This predictable aspect makes it promising for preventive treatment. However, evidence for the efficacy and harm of preventive treatment of SAD is scarce, as are recommendations from clinical practice guidelines. The aim of this study was to assess the current use of preventive treatment of SAD in clinical practice in German-speaking countries for the first time. METHODS: We conducted a postal and web-based survey sent to the heads of all psychiatric institutions listed in the inventory "Deutsches Krankenhaus Adressbuch, 2015" that contains all psychiatric hospitals in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland...
July 11, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692076/-full-functional-recovery-in-depression-treatment-clinical-cases-treated-with-vortioxetina
#18
Felicia Russo
Depression is one of the most common diseases worldwide, with more than 350 million people affected. Although many patients initially show a good response to antidepressant therapy, they tend to suffer from residual symptoms that affect their social, cognitive, physical and psychological domains. Residual symptoms severely impact the patient's global functioning and quality of life and increase the risk of recurrence. In the last few years, pharmacological research has focused on drugs able to mitigate the severity of depressive symptoms and to control persistent cognitive and functional disabilities...
May 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690851/combining-emotion-regulation-and-mindfulness-skills-for-preventing-depression-relapse-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Matilde Elices, Joaquim Soler, Albert Feliu-Soler, Cristina Carmona, Thais Tiana, Juan C Pascual, Azucena García-Palacios, Enric Álvarez
BACKGROUND: Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills have become increasingly used to treat several psychiatric conditions, including major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of an intervention that combines emotion regulation and mindfulness skills of DBT to prevent depression relapse/recurrence. METHODS: A total of 75 individuals (79% females; mean age, 52 years) with a diagnosis of MDD in complete or partial remission were recruited...
2017: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689688/lurasidone-in-combination-with-lithium-or-valproate-for-the-maintenance-treatment-of-bipolar-i-disorder
#20
Joseph R Calabrese, Andrei Pikalov, Caroline Streicher, Josephine Cucchiaro, Yongcai Mao, Antony Loebel
Lurasidone (DS-RAn) has demonstrated efficacy in the acute treatment of bipolar depression, both as monotherapy, and as combination therapy with lithium or valproate. To evaluate the recurrence prevention efficacy of lurasidone for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder, patients received up to 20 weeks of open-label lurasidone (20-80mg/d) combined with lithium or valproate during an initial stabilization phase. A total of 496 patients met stabilization criteria and were randomized to 28 weeks of double-blind treatment with lurasidone (20-80mg/d) or placebo, in combination with lithium or valproate...
July 6, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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