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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27011409/safety-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-alcohol-induced-psychotic-disorder-with-comorbid-psoriasis
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Venkataram Shivakumar, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Anushree Bose, Arun Kandasamy, Naren P Rao, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) involves application of weak direct electric currents (up to 2mA) using scalp electrodes with resultant neuroplasticity modulation by altering the cortical excitability. Though the side effect profile of tDCS is benign and less severe, the utility and safety of tDCS in dermatological conditions remains a concern. In this context, we report the safe administration of tDCS in a subject with substance induced psychosis and co-morbid psoriasis.
January 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26702174/effect-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-prefrontal-inhibition-in-schizophrenia-patients-with-persistent-auditory-hallucinations-a-study-on-antisaccade-task-performance
#2
Aditi Subramaniam, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Sunil Kalmady, Venkataram Shivakumar, Harleen Chhabra, Anushree Bose, Dinakaran Damodharan, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Sam B Hutton, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
BACKGROUND: Deficient prefrontal cortex inhibitory control is of particular interest with regard to the pathogenesis of auditory hallucinations (AHs) in schizophrenia. Antisaccade task performance is a sensitive index of prefrontal inhibitory function and has been consistently found to be abnormal in schizophrenia. METHODS: This study investigated the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on antisaccade performance in 13 schizophrenia patients...
October 2015: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26699879/impact-of-antipsychotic-medication-on-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-effects-in-schizophrenia-patients
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Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Anushree Bose, Venkataram Shivakumar, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Harleen Chhabra, Sunil V Kalmady, Shivarama Varambally, Michael A Nitsche, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Bangalore N Gangadhar
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has generated interest as a treatment modality for schizophrenia. Dopamine, a critical pathogenetic link in schizophrenia, is also known to influence tDCS effects. We evaluated the influence of antipsychotic drug type (as defined by dopamine D2 receptor affinity) on the impact of tDCS in schizophrenia. DSM-IV-TR-diagnosed schizophrenia patients [N=36] with persistent auditory hallucinations despite adequate antipsychotic treatment were administered add-on tDCS...
January 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26271555/clinical-application-of-whf-moge-s-classification-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#4
Anushree Agarwal, Rayan Yousefzai, M Fuad Jan, Chi Cho, Kambiz Shetabi, Michelle Bush, Bijoy K Khandheria, Timothy E Paterick, Shannon Treiber, Jasbir Sra, Paul Werner, Suhail Allaqaband, Tanvir Bajwa, A Jamil Tajik
BACKGROUND: Recently, a new MOGE(S) (Morphofunctional, Organ involvement, Genetics, Etiology of details of the genetic disease or underlying cause, and functional Status) genotype to phenotype nosology system for classification of cardiomyopathies was proposed, but its clinical use has not been described. OBJECTIVES: This study presents the comprehensive geno-phenotypic evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients by employing the newly proposed World Heart Federation classification of cardiomyopathies - the MOGE(S) classification...
September 2015: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26162664/cognitive-mapping-deficits-in-schizophrenia-evidence-from-clinical-correlates-of-visuospatial-transformations
#5
Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Vijay Danivas, Anekal C Amaresha, Venkataram Shivakumar, Sunil V Kalmady, Anushree Bose, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
The 'cognitive mapping' component of spatial cognition, namely - the allocentric/egocentric function and its relation to symptoms in schizophrenia is relatively unexplored. In this study, we compared schizophrenia patients (N=44) to demographically-matched healthy controls (N=43) using computer-administered visuospatial transformation tasks with egocentric and allocentric components and analyzed their correlation with symptoms. Significant diagnosis X task-type interaction effect was seen on task accuracy. Patients performed significantly worse than controls in the allocentric letter rotation task (LRT) but not in the egocentric people rotation task (PRT)...
August 30, 2015: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25877668/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-neuroplasticity-genes-implications-for-psychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Harleen Chhabra, Venkataram Shivakumar, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Anushree Bose, Deepthi Venugopal, Ashwini Rajasekaran, Manjula Subbanna, Sunil V Kalmady, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Monojit Debnath, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive and well-tolerated brain stimulation technique with promising efficacy as an add-on treatment for schizophrenia and for several other psychiatric disorders. tDCS modulates neuroplasticity; psychiatric disorders are established to be associated with neuroplasticity abnormalities. This review presents the summary of research on potential genetic basis of neuroplasticity-modulation mechanism underlying tDCS and its implications for treating various psychiatric disorders...
February 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25634133/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-sleep-apnea-serious-implications-and-cogent-management-strategy
#7
REVIEW
Saurabh Aggarwal, M Fuad Jan, Anushree Agarwal, A Jamil Tajik
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects an estimated 20 million adult Americans and is present in a large proportion of patients with hypertension and in those with other cardiovascular disorders, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This review seeks to highlight concepts and evidence important to understanding the interactions between OSA and HCM, with particular attention to more recent advances in patient-oriented research. Studies of patients with HCM have found the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing to range from 40 to 80%...
March 2015: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25569596/aortic-atherosclerosis-a-common-source-of-cerebral-emboli-often-overlooked
#8
Imtiaz Ismail, Anushree Agarwal, Saurabh Aggarwal, Nawfal Al-Khafaji, Navdeep Gupta, Hani Badi, Aashish Chopra, Sandeep Khosla, Rohit Arora
Aortic atherosclerotic plaques are usually seen in males older than 55 years who are known to have risk factors of atherosclerosis. Recent large series of consecutive stroke patients reported that the prevalence of aortic atheromatous plaques in patients with stroke is about 21%-27%, which is in the same magnitude when compared with the prevalence of carotid disease (10%-13%) and atrial fibrillation (18%-30%). Atheromatous plaques are composed of a lipid pool, a fibrous cap, smooth muscle cells, and mononuclear cell infiltration with calcification...
January 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25073596/anomalous-connection-of-the-left-upper-pulmonary-vein-to-the-vertical-vein-an-uncommon-diagnosis-unveiled-by-suprasternal-notch-imaging
#9
Armaan Shaikh, Anushree Agarwal, Shannon Treiber, A Jamil Tajik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2014: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24950763/david-and-goliath-a-clash-of-flows-in-apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#10
Martin Osranek, Anushree Agarwal, Abdul Jamil Tajik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2014: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24767881/insight-facilitation-with-add-on-tdcs-in-schizophrenia
#11
Anushree Bose, Venkataram Shivakumar, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Hema Nawani, Aditi Subramaniam, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Harleen Chhabra, Sunil V Kalmady, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Impaired insight in schizophrenia patients has been linked with prefrontal deficits. In this open-label study, we examined for potential insight facilitation effects of add-on tDCS (with anodal stimulation of left DLPFC and cathodal stimulation over left temporo-parietal junction) in schizophrenia patients (N=21) with persistent auditory hallucinations despite adequate antipsychotic treatment. Following tDCS, there was a significant improvement in insight with concurrent significant reduction in auditory hallucination severity...
June 2014: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24701005/cognitive-mapping-deficits-in-schizophrenia-a-critical-overview
#12
REVIEW
Anushree Bose, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Sunil V Kalmady, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Hippocampal deficits are an established feature of schizophrenia and are complementary with recent evidences of marked allocentric processing deficits being reported in this disorder. By "Cognitive mapping" we intend to refer to the concepts from the seminal works of O'Keefe and Nadel (1978) that led to the development of cognitive map theory of hippocampal function. In this review, we summarize emerging evidences and issues that indicate that "Cognitive mapping deficits" form one of the important cognitive aberrations in schizophrenia...
January 2014: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24506439/cardiac-sarcoid-a-chameleon-masquerading-as-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-the-same-patient
#13
Anushree Agarwal, Nasir Z Sulemanjee, Omar Cheema, Francis X Downey, A Jamil Tajik
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem, granulomatous disease of unknown etiology often seen in young adults, with cardiac involvement in more than one-quarter of sarcoid patients. The clinical presentation of cardiac sarcoid depends upon the location and extent of myocardium involved. Although cardiac sarcoid may produce asymmetrical septal hypertrophy, it is most commonly considered in the differential diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy. The hypertrophic stage of cardiac sarcoid is rarely seen. We describe a case of cardiac sarcoid in a young patient wherein a distinctive appearance of the cardiac sarcoid spectrum from "hypertrophic" stage to thinned/scarred stage, masquerading as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy followed by dilated cardiomyopathy, is demonstrated...
May 2014: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24465247/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-schizophrenia
#14
REVIEW
Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Venkataram Shivakumar, Anushree Bose, Aditi Subramaniam, Hema Nawani, Harleen Chhabra, Sunil V Kalmady, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an upcoming treatment modality for patients with schizophrenia. A series of recent observations have demonstrated improvement in clinical status of schizophrenia patients with tDCS. This review summarizes the research work that has examined the effects of tDCS in schizophrenia patients with respect to symptom amelioration, cognitive enhancement and neuroplasticity evaluation. tDCS is emerging as a safe, rapid and effective treatment for various aspects of schizophrenia symptoms ranging from auditory hallucinations-for which the effect is most marked, to negative symptoms and cognitive symptoms as well...
December 2013: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24447051/double-jeopardy-in-the-echocardiography-laboratory-coexistence-of-two-distinct-cardiomyopathies
#15
Timothy E Paterick, Alix J Tercius, Anushree Agarwal, Shannon C Treiber, Bijoy K Khandheria, A Jamil Tajik
BACKGROUND: In our Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center, we identified 6 patients each with what appeared to be the occurrence of 2 rare diseases that prompted investigation for a common derivative. METHODS: We reviewed our database, searching for all patients with a diagnosis of HCM, amyloid heart disease and left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC). RESULTS: Using transthoracic echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging, we identified 6 patients with apical hypertrabeculations and myocardium suggestive of LVNC; 4 of the patients had HCM and 2 of the patients had cardiac amyloidosis...
September 2014: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24196119/left-ventricular-apical-aneurysm-a-novel-phenotype-of-fabry-s-disease
#16
Anushree Agarwal, Ahmed Malik, Anthony C DeFranco, A Jamil Tajik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2014: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24182514/mobile-aortic-arch-thrombi-radiographic-image-with-gross-pathology-correlation
#17
Nebiyu Biru, Anushree Agarwal, Anjan Gupta, David Kress
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2013: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24044978/left-ventricular-noncompaction-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#18
Anushree Agarwal, Bijoy K Khandheria, Timothy E Paterick, Shannon C Treiber, Michelle Bush, A Jamil Tajik
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is commonly associated with complex congenital anomalies. The association of LVNC with less complex but more frequent anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), is not well described in the literature. The aims of this study were to (1) determine the incidence of association of LVNC with the most common congenital anomaly, BAV, in an echocardiographic database and (2) describe clinical and imaging characteristics of these patients...
November 2013: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23979631/a-unique-case-of-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-with-coronary-artery-and-descending-aorta-to-pulmonary-artery-fistulae
#19
Anushree Agarwal, Steven Port, Suhail Allaqaband, A Jamil Tajik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 27, 2013: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23965609/rapid-improvement-of-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia-after-add-on-treatment-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
#20
Venkataram Shivakumar, Anushree Bose, Gopalkumar Rakesh, Hema Nawani, Aditi Subramaniam, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Sunil V Kalmady, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
Treatment of nonresponsive auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia have been reported to improve with transcranial direct-current stimulation. This case description illustrates the use of add-on transcranial direct-current stimulation for rapid amelioration of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia during the acute phase. Because transcranial direct-current stimulation is safe, largely well tolerated, and relatively inexpensive, this add-on treatment option is worth exploring through further rigorous studies...
September 2013: Journal of ECT
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