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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595685/implementing-psychopharmacology-rounds-in-a-nursing-facility-to-improve-antipsychotic-usage
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Evan Sasson, Marian James, Berhane Wubshet, Darko Todorov, Henry Cohen
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate whether implementing of pharmacy-led psychopharmacology rounds in a nursing facility will improve the rate of antipsychotic use. DESIGN: Single-center, prospective; medication use evaluation (MUE). SETTING: Rutland Nursing Home, Brooklyn, New York. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing facility residents, excluding the pediatric unit. INTERVENTIONS: Weekly interdisciplinary psychopharmacology rounds that include: clinical pharmacists, nurse managers, medical director, social workers, and administration...
June 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551713/atomoxetine-effects-on-attentional-bias-to-drug-related-cues-in-cocaine-dependent-individuals
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Luca Passamonti, M Luijten, H Ziauddeen, I T S Coyle-Gilchrist, T Rittman, S A E Brain, R Regenthal, I H A Franken, B J Sahakian, E T Bullmore, T W Robbins, K D Ersche
RATIONALE: Biased attention towards drug-related cues and reduced inhibitory control over the regulation of drug-intake characterize drug addiction. The noradrenaline system has been critically implicated in both attentional and response inhibitory processes and is directly affected by drugs such as cocaine. OBJECTIVES: We examined the potentially beneficial effects of the noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor atomoxetine in improving cognitive control during two tasks that used cocaine- and non-cocaine-related stimuli...
May 27, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550480/characteristics-associated-with-quality-of-life-among-people-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Leone Ridsdale, Gabriella Wojewodka, Emily Robinson, Sabine Landau, Adam Noble, Stephanie Taylor, Mark Richardson, Gus Baker, Laura H Goldstein
Quality of Life (QoL) is the preferred outcome in non-pharmacological trials, but there is little UK population evidence of QoL in epilepsy. In advance of evaluating an epilepsy self-management course we aimed to describe, among UK participants, what clinical and psycho-social characteristics are associated with QoL. We recruited 404 adults attending specialist clinics, with at least two seizures in the prior year and measured their self-reported seizure frequency, co-morbidity, psychological distress, social characteristics, including self-mastery and stigma, and epilepsy-specific QoL (QOLIE-31-P)...
June 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491214/prescribing-pattern-of-psychotropic-medications-in-child-psychiatric-practice-in-a-mental-referral-hospital-in-botswana
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Anthony Olashore, James Ayugi, Philip Opondo
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing preference for psycho-pharmacological therapy over non-pharmacological care. The prescription pattern and the choice of psychotropic medications vary in different settings. Whilst newer agents and rational prescribing are favored in the more specialized settings, the pattern remains unclear in less specialized units, largely due to lack of data. The aims were to conduct a treatment audit in the only mental referral hospital in Botswana, which is a non-specialized child and adolescent care setting and see how it conforms to best practice...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483078/clinical-course-and-treatment-outcome-of-koro-a-follow-up-study-from-a-koro-epidemic-reported-from-west-bengal-india
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Amitava Dan, Tanushree Mondal, Kaustav Chakraborty, Aditi Chaudhuri, Asish Biswas
BACKGROUND: Koro, as a culture bound syndrome is predominantly reported from Asian countries. There is dearth of well-designed research focussing on course and outcome of Koro. METHOD: In the index study, 64 consecutive consenting patients with symptoms of Koro reported in different disciplines of a tertiary care Government Hospital of West Bengal were recruited over a period of 3 months. They were treated by standard treatment protocol and followed up for next 3 months...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463343/biological-treatment-of-acute-agitation-or-aggression-with-schizophrenia-or-bipolar-disorder-in-the-inpatient-setting
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Christoph U Correll, Xin Yu, Yutao Xiang, John M Kane, Prakash Masand
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are chronic illnesses that commonly present with symptoms of acute agitation and aggression. These symptoms must be managed rapidly to prevent potential harm to the patient and others, including their caregivers, peers, and health care workers. A number of treatment options are available to clinicians to manage acute agitation and aggression, including non-pharmacologic behavioral and environmental de-escalation strategies, as well as biological treatment options such as pharmacologic agents and electroconvulsive therapy...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399600/-stealing-as-an-impulse-control-disorder-associated-with-pramipexole-a-case-report-from-forensic-psychiatric-practice
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Christian Clemm von Hohenberg, Harald Dreßing
We report the case of a 48-year-old female whom we examined for legal culpability. The proband was taking the dopamine agonist pramipexole as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. In temporal association, she had committed numerous shoplifting offences.While pathological gambling, excessive shopping and hypersexuality have often been described as adverse effects of dopamine agonists, there are only few reports about impulsive stealing in this context.We discuss the synergy of the pharmacological effects with familial, biographic and social factors, suggesting a bio-psycho-social etiology...
April 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325146/hypersexuality-as-a-neuropsychiatric-disorder-the-neurobiology-and-treatment-options
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Hatta Sidi, Muna Asiff, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Nurul Hazwani Hatta, Cesar Alfonso
Hypersexuality refers to abnormally increased or extreme involvement in any sexual activity. It is clinically challenging, presents trans-diagnostically and there is extensive medical literature addressing nosology, pathogenesis and neuropsychiatric aspects. Classification includes deviant behaviours, diagnosable entities related to impulsivity, and obsessional phenomena. Some clinicians view an increase in sexual desire as 'normal' while psychodynamic theorists consider it ego-defensive at times alleviating unconscious anxiety rooted in intrapsychic conflicts...
March 21, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266338/vocally-disruptive-behaviors-management-in-older-people-with-dementia
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Caroline Berastegui, Emmanuel Monfort, Bertrand Boudin
Although shouting is a common psycho-behavioral symptom in geriatric institutions, the question of its assessment and treatment remains seldom studied and has rarely been the subject of specific recommendations. The combination of the focus group method and brainstorming has emerged as a methodology both relevant and feasible in geriatric facility to identify the coping strategies used by professionals and generalize guidelines for clinical observation and vocally disruptive behaviors management (shouting)...
March 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256696/-current-state-of-the-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-approach-in-neuropediatrics
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E Cardo, G Ros-Cervera, J Eiris-Punal, C Escofet-Soteras, A Fernandez-Jaen, F Mulas, R Sanchez-Carpintero, A Sans, Grupo de Trabajo de Tdah de la Sociedad Espanola de Neurologia Pediatrica Grupo de Trabajo de Tdah de la Sociedad Espanola de Neurologia Pediatrica
AIM: To know the current state of the approach of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in neuropediatricians. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A telematic survey was carried out to collect preliminary information on the interest, difficulties in the management and treatment of ADHD to the 437 fellowship of the Neuropediactric Spanish Society (SENEP). RESULTS: Only 32.49% of the sent questionnaires were answered, with important geographic variability...
February 24, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228081/the-neurobiology-and-psychiatric-perspective-of-vaginismus-linking-the-pharmacological-and-psycho-social-interventions
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Zuri Shahidii Kadir, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Marhani Midin, Najwa Baharuddin
Vaginismus is an involuntary muscle contraction of the outer third of vaginal barrel causing sexual penetration almost impossible. It is generally classified under sexual pain disorder (SPD). In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, it is classified under the new rubric of Genito-Pelvic Pain/Sexual Penetration Disorder. This fear-avoidance condition poses an ongoing significant challenge to the medical and health professionals due to the very demanding needs in health care despite its unpredictable prognosis...
February 22, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160388/cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobile-type
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Alan Hakim, Chris O'Callaghan, Inge De Wandele, Lauren Stiles, Alan Pocinki, Peter Rowe
Autonomic dysfunction contributes to health-related impairment of quality of life in the hypermobile type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS). Typical signs and symptoms include tachycardia, hypotension, gastrointestinal dysmotility, and disturbed bladder function and sweating regulation. Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction may present as Orthostatic Intolerance, Orthostatic Hypotension, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or Neurally Mediated Hypotension. The incidence, prevalence, and natural history of these conditions remain unquantified, but observations from specialist clinics suggest they are frequently seen in hEDS...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156680/the-combination-therapy-with-methylphenidate-and-american-ginseng-in-cancer-related-fatigue
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Joshua Smith, Diane G Portman, Ritika Oberoi-Jassal, Sahana Rajasekhara, Mellar P Davis
215 Background: Fatigue is one of common symptoms among patients with cancer. However, little is known about the pathophysiology and effective pharmacologic intervention. Methylphenidate and American Ginseng were recognized for promising results and safe to use as a single therapy. Psycho-stimulants are commonly used and are effective in moderate to severe fatigue. The mechanism behind the evidence for methylphenidate is rebalancing dopamine neurotransmission which is altered in fatigue. The mechanism behind ginseng benefits appears to be improvement in muscle metabolism and reduction in inflammatory responses thought to cause fatigue in cancer...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148339/pharmacological-therapy-for-apathy-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Amir A Sepehry, Michael Sarai, Ging-Yuek R Hsiung
INTRODUCTION: Apathy is highly prevalent in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but whether pharmacotherapy is effective in managing apathy is unclear. METHODS: To assess the efficacy of pharmacotherapy for apathy in AD we searched for randomized controlled trials (RCT) and aggregate data reporting on apathy in several search engines, reference lists of articles, and reviews. Demographic characteristics and relevant data were extracted to assess apathy. RESULTS: Fifteen RCTs' were examined, and 11 were used in aggregate meta-analytic statistics...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096255/sheppheartcabg-trial-comprehensive-early-rehabilitation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Ida Elisabeth Højskov, Philip Moons, Niels Viggo Hansen, Søren La Cour, Peter Skov Olsen, Christian Gluud, Per Winkel, Jane Lindschou, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Ingrid Egerod, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery often experience a range of symptoms. Studies indicate that non-pharmacological interventions such as exercise training and psychoeducation have a positive physiological and psychological effect in early outpatient rehabilitation. The SheppHeartCABG trial will investigate the effect of early comprehensive rehabilitation in early phase rehabilitation versus usual care. The aim of this paper is to present the protocol for the SheppHeartCABG trial...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938621/-chronic-subjective-dizziness
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Y Lin, J L Wang, J H Qiu, D J Zha
Chronic subjective dizziness(CSD) was defined as persistent nonvertiginous dizziness or subjective unsteadiness. Patients are hypersensitivity to motion stimuli, such as head movement and motion of objects in the visual surrounding, and have difficulty with precise visual tasks. The concept of CSD was first proposed by Staab and Ruckenstein, which indicates relationships between chronic dizziness and acute vestibular or psychiatric disorders, including neuro-otologic type, psychiatric type or interactive type...
November 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901408/four-steps-to-eliminate-or-reduce-pain-in-children-caused-by-needles-part-1
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Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, USA, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain team is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, psycho-social-spiritual, visceral, and chronic/complex pain for all inpatients and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Minnesota...
March 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845510/outcomes-of-monopolar-versus-bipolar-endometrial-ablation-on-uterine-bleeding-and-psychophysical-wellbeing
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Pasquale De Franciscis, Flavio Grauso, Luigi Cobellis, Enrico M Messalli, Gaspare Cucinella, Antonino Perino, Nicola Colacurci, Marco Torella
PURPOSE: to compare outcomes of endometrial ablation with monopolar versus bipolar resection on uterine bleeding and psychophysical wellbeing. METHODS: In a prospective randomized study, 100 peri-menopausal patients, without desire of pregnancy and with no response to pharmacological treatment, underwent endometrial ablation from 2012 to 2014. They were randomly divided in two groups: 50 patients treated with monopolar electrode resection loop (group A) and 50 patients treated with bipolar electrode resection loop (group B)...
November 15, 2016: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636563/the-role-of-gender-psycho-social-factors-and-anthropological-cultural-dimensions-on-pain-in-neurorehabilitation-evidence-and-recommendations-from-the-italian-consensus-conference-on-pain-in-neurorehabilitation
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Anna M Aloisi, Vanna Berlincioni, Riccardo Torta, Rossella E Nappi, Cristina Tassorelli, Francesco Barale, Valentina Ieraci, Emanuele M Giusti, Giada Pietrabissa, Stefano Tamburin, Gian M Manzoni, Gianluca Castelnuovo
Pain is frequent in patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, but there is a number of still unanswered questions on this topic. The Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation (ICCPN) was constituted with the purpose to identify the best practices that can be used in this context. In this article we summarize the existing evidence and recommendations provided by the ICCPN about the role of gender, psycho-social factors and anthropological-cultural dimensions on pain in neurorehabilitation. Sex, gender, psycho-social variables, anthropological and cultural features may influence pain expression, and its pharmacological and non-pharmacological outcome, but the role of these factors has not been consistently explored in neurorehabilitation...
October 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594569/-how-can-leg-ulcer-pain-be-reduced
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A Stansal, I Lazareth, M D'Ussel, P Priollet
Chronic vascular wounds are often painful. Pain can develop whatever the cause of the ulceration. It is well known during wound care but can occur at any time. The pain is often a complex phenomenon involving nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, anxiety and emotional suffering, all directly related to the chronic disease. Care for the patient suffering from pain must take into consideration all of these aspects of the disease. The therapeutic strategy should rely on the use of different pharmacological agents, well-adapted local care using the different available analgesic tools and include psycho-affective care...
September 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
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