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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917331/-polypharmacy-and-geriatric-psychiatry
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Abdelkrim Hamzaoui, André Joulié, Yahya El Dachri
The ageing of the population is synonymous with multiple pathologies and polypharmacy, which increases risk factors. François-Tosquelles general hospital carried out a study into the administering of medicines within the ageing population in psychiatry and drew up an assessment of professional practices with regard to polypharmacy in geriatric psychiatry.
September 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910997/paediatric-nuclear-medicine-imaging
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Lorenzo Biassoni, Marina Easty
Background: Nuclear medicine imaging explores tissue viability and function by using radiotracers that are taken up at cellular level with different mechanism. This imaging technique can also be used to assess blood flow and transit through tubular organs. Nuclear medicine imaging has been used in paediatrics for decades and this field is continuously evolving. Sources of data: The data presented comes from clinical experience and some milestone papers on the subject...
September 1, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870691/-burnout-in-tunisian-medical-residents-about-149-cases
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A Ben Zid, W Homri, I Ben Romdhane, N Bram, R Labbane
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a professional psychological chronic stress-induced syndrome defined by three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. This syndrome concerns all professions but especially healthcare staff. Numerous studies have attempted to document the impact of work activities on the doctor's mental health. According to the literature, junior doctors are more vulnerable to develop this syndrome. AIMS: Are to determine the prevalence of severe burnout among residents of different specialties: anesthesiology, general surgery, emergency medicine, psychiatry, basic sciences...
September 1, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847070/-study-on-the-19-th-century-puerperal-fever-epidemic-semmelweis-an-often-neglected-pioneer-epidemiologist
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Q Feng, J L Tang
Puerperal fever was a major cause of maternal death in Europe in the 19(th) century. Many efforts were made to investigate the cause of the epidemic but failed. In 1846, Semmelweis, a young obstetrician in Vienna General Hospital, started his historical investigation. His breakthrough was largely due to his doctor friend's accidental injury during autopsy and his consequential death. Semmelweis found the pathological findings in his friend's post mortem examination were very similar to puerperal fever. He postulated his friend's death might be caused by "cadaverous particles" from cadavers and further inferred that puerperal fever might also be caused by the cadaverous particles that doctors brought to the delivering women after autopsy classes...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762507/increasing-physical-activity-for-veterans-in-the-mental-health-intensive-case-management-program-a-community-based-intervention
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S Akeya Harrold, Julian Libet, Charlene Pope, Joy A Lauerer, Emily Johnson, Barbara J Edlund
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Individuals with severe mental illness (SMI), experience increased mortality-20 years greater disparity for men and 15 years greater disparity for women-compared to the general population (Thornicroft G. Physical health disparities and mental illness: The scandal of premature mortality. Br J Psychiatr. 2011;199:441-442). Numerous factors contribute to premature mortality in persons with SMI, including suicide and accidental death (Richardson RC, Faulkner G, McDevitt J, Skrinar GS, Hutchinson D, Piette JD...
August 1, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762077/length-of-involuntary-hospitalization-related-to-the-referring-physician-s-psychiatric-emergency-experience
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Florian Hotzy, Isabelle Kieber-Ospelt, Andres R Schneeberger, Matthias Jaeger, Sebastian Olbrich
Although involuntary commitment (IC) is a serious intervention in psychiatry and must always be regarded as an emergency measure, the knowledge about influencing factors is limited. Aims were to test the hypothesis that duration of involuntary hospitalization and associated parameters differ for IC's mandated by physicians with or with less routine experience in psychiatric emergency situations. Duration of involuntary hospitalization and duration until day-passes of 508 patients with IC at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich were analyzed using a generalized linear model...
July 31, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746324/assessment-of-automatic-thoughts-in-patients-with-depressive-illness-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nepal
#7
M Rana, S Sthapit, V D Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Cognitive functions have significant influence on psycho-social and general wellbeing. The quality, content and processing of negative thoughts initiate depressive symptoms; i.e. low mood, decreased self-worth and diminished interest in pleasurable activities. The study assessed the automatic thoughts of patients having depressive illness and evaluated and compared the changes after therapy; i.e. Psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. METHODS: Diagnosed cases of depressive illness (n=135), according to ICD-10 and study criteria, attending the out-patient clinic of Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, were included...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743042/clinical-outcome-and-rehabilitation-of-homeless-mentally-ill-patients-admitted-in-mental-health-institute-of-south-india-know-the-unknown-project
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Guru S Gowda, G Gopika, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Narayana Manjunatha, Ravi Yadav, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Bharath Rose Dawn, Suresh Bada Math
OBJECTIVES: Homeless Mentally Ill (HMI) patients represent a unique global problem and pose a challenge in treatment, management and rehabilitation services. There is sparse data on HMI patients in India. The objective of this paper is to study the clinical outcome and rehabilitation of HMI patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 'HMI' patients from 1st January 2002 to 31st December 2015, who were admitted under Department of Psychiatry at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India...
July 4, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716536/looking-at-hospitalized-persons-throughout-the-prism-of-the-handicap
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M Giral, B Boussat, F Lombard, S Stempfle, P François, D Pérennou
OBJECTIVE: To describe the disability status of non-selected hospitalized persons. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey to assess activity limitations of every person older than 18 years hospitalized in a regional university hospital covering all medical fields. Evaluators rated, on a scale from 0 to 4, 22 selected items of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), covering the 6 following domains: learning and applying knowledge, general tasks and demands, communication, mobility, self-care, and interpersonal interactions and relationships...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708356/-what-remains-of-our-balints
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Régis Marion-Veyron, Konstantinos Tzartzas, Michael Saraga
In addition to providing psychiatric care to patients with somatic diseases, liaison psychiatry plays a role in the teaching of the relational aspects of medical practice. This series of three articles offers a critical reflection on this topic and examples of educational programs developed at Lausanne University Hospital. In the Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, an intervention inspired by Balint groups offers to residents in general internal medicine the possibility of working through their clinical experiences and their evolving professional identity...
February 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708355/-undergraduate-training-in-physician-patient-communication
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Alexandre Berney, Pascale Pécoud, Céline Bourquin, Friedrich Stiefel
In addition to providing psychiatric care to patients with somatic diseases, liaison psychiatry plays an important role in the teaching of the relational aspects of the clinical encounter between patients and clinicians. This series of three articles proposes a critical reflection on this topic, and presents examples of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs developed by the psychiatric liaison service at Lausanne University Hospital. This article describes the general context of undergraduate teaching, and focuses on our training with simulated patient of a breaking bad news situation, taking place during the fourth year of medical studies...
February 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700014/predictors-of-length-of-stay-in-an-acute-psychiatric-inpatient-facility-in-a-general-hospital-a-prospective-study
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Fernanda L Baeza, Neusa S da Rocha, Marcelo P Fleck
Objective: There have been significant reductions in numbers of psychiatric beds and length of stay (LOS) worldwide, making LOS in psychiatric beds an interesting outcome. The objective of this study was to find factors measurable on admission that would predict LOS in the acute psychiatric setting. Methods: This was a prospective, observational study. Results: Overall, 385 subjects were included. The median LOS was 25 days. In the final model, six variables explained 14...
July 6, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680170/pharmacokinetic-interactions-between-valproic-acid-and-lorazepam-pivotal-study-a-review-of-site-specific-practices
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Joane Y Tang, Tony K L Kiang, Mary H H Ensom
BACKGROUND: Coadministration of lorazepam and valproic acid is identified by tertiary references as causing a major drug interaction that requires therapy modification and dosage adjustments. The proposed mechanism involves inhibition of lorazepam glucuronidation via direct inhibition of uridine 5'-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase enzymes by valproic acid. However, the clinical significance of this interaction is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To identify site-specific practices and assess clinical responses to the interaction between valproic acid and lorazepam...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678453/-suicide-and-mental-institutions-the-lausanne-example
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Jean-Michel Kaision, Jacques Gasser
Suicide in the mental hospital is first a human tragedy that affects the patients' families and relatives but also touches all medical staff involved. As for suicide prevention, it is a key issue of public health, and the canton of Vaud has made it a top priority of his mental health policy. We will present some epidemiologic data general of suicide and some specific elements to our institution, the Psychiatry Department of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (DP-CHUV). Then we will show how our institution addresses the issue of suicide prevention through the analysis of so-called « adverse clinical events » and the systematic training of its caregivers...
September 21, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637048/use-of-light-therapy-by-office-based-physicians
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Edda Winkler-Pjrek, Marie Spies, Pia Baldinger-Melich, Lisa Perkmann, Siegfried Kasper, Dietmar Winkler
BACKGROUND: Light therapy (LT) is a non-pharmacological biological treatment that has been used in psychiatry since the 1980s. Previous research has investigated the usage of LT in hospitals. The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of use of LT by office-based physicians. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent by mail to 400 randomly selected doctors in Austria. We made sure that the sample was equally representative of general practitioners (GPs) and psychiatrists, public health service doctors and private doctors, physicians in cities and in the country as well as male and female doctors...
2016: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606027/factors-affecting-improvement-of-children-and-adolescents-who-were-treated-in-the-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-inpatient-unit
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Burcu Serim Demirgoren, Aylin Ozbek, Ozlem Gencer
Objective This study aimed to assess the correlates and predictors of improvement in general functioning of children and adolescents who are treated in the child and adolescent psychiatry (CAMHS) inpatient unit. Methods Hospital records of 308 children and adolescents who were treated for at least 1 month in the CAMHS inpatient unit from 2005-2016 were included. Associations with individual, familial, and clinical variables and the difference in Children's Global Assessment Scale (ΔCGAS) scores at admission and discharge were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599626/factors-associated-with-general-practitioners-awareness-of-depression-in-primary-care-patients-with-heart-failure-baseline-results-from-the-observational-recode-hf-study
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Marion Eisele, Anja Rakebrandt, Sigrid Boczor, Agata Kazek, Nadine Pohontsch, Magdalena Okolo-Kulak, Eva Blozik, Jens-Martin Träder, Stefan Störk, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Martin Scherer
BACKGROUND: Depression is more prevalent in patients with heart failure (HF) than in those without, but its detection is complicated by the symptom overlap between the two diseases. General practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact for patients with HF. Therefore, this study aims to investigate GPs' awareness of depression in their HF patients and factors associated with this awareness. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, observational study 3224 primary care patients with HF were screened for depressive symptomatology using an algorithm based on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the 9-item subscale on Depression of the Patient Health Questionnaire, and selected items from the PROMIS Depression and Anxiety scales...
June 9, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585587/depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-undergoing-elective-and-emergency-surgery-cross-sectional-study-from-allama-iqbal-memorial-teaching-hospital-sialkot
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Ansar Latif, Rana Mozammil Shamsher Khan, Kalsoom Nawaz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of depression and anxiety in post-operative patients undergoing elective and emergency surgery. METHODS: The cross-sectional analytical study was conducted at the Department of Surgery and Department of Psychiatry of the Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital, Sialkot, Pakistan, from September 2013 to April 2016, and comprised patients due for elective or emergency surgery. Patients admitted to the surgical wards, including general surgical, neurosurgical, urological and orthopaedic wards, undergoing major surgical procedures were enrolled...
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540033/use-of-repeated-intravenous-ketamine-therapy-in-treatment-resistant-bipolar-depression-with-suicidal-behaviour-a-case-report-from-spain
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Álvaro López-Díaz, José Luis Fernández-González, José Evaristo Luján-Jiménez, Sara Galiano-Rus, Luis Gutiérrez-Rojas
The rapidly-acting antidepressant properties of ketamine are a trend topic in psychiatry. Despite its robust effects, these are ephemeral and can lead to certain adverse events. For this reason, there is still a general concern around the off-label use of ketamine in clinical practice settings. Nonetheless, for refractory depression, it should be an indication to consider. We report the case of a female patient admitted for several months due to a treatment-resistant depressive bipolar episode with chronic suicidal behaviour...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499313/-changes-in-tasks-and-job-characteristics-in-psychiatric-psychotherapeutic-inpatient-treatment-in-germany
#20
Michael Löhr, Gerhard Längle
In Germany, mandatory standards in staff job characteristics concerning inpatient (clinic and day clinic) treatment in psychiatry and psychotherapy were established for the very first time in the year 1990. Those job characteristics, concerning the several groups of professionals in German psychiatric-psychotherapeutic hospitals and departments underwent significant changes causing issues of law, professional and socio-cultural development since then. Besides general structurally changes, the present article focuses more particularly on the field of inpatient psychiatric intensive care therapy...
May 12, 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
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