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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209175/effectiveness-of-topical-silicone-gel-and-pressure-garment-therapy-for-burn-scar-prevention-and-management-in-children-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jodie Wiseman, Megan Simons, Roy Kimble, Robert Ware, Steven McPhail, Zephanie Tyack
BACKGROUND: Abnormal scar development following burn injury can cause substantial physical and psychological distress to children and their families. Common burn scar prevention and management techniques include silicone therapy, pressure garment therapy, or a combination of both. Currently, no definitive, high-quality evidence is available for the effectiveness of topical silicone gel or pressure garment therapy for the prevention and management of burn scars in the paediatric population...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190620/propranolol-treatment-of-infantile-hemangioma-is-not-associated-with-psychological-problems-at-7%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Andre Vadimovich Moyakine, Saskia Spillekom-van Koulil, Catharina Joanna Maria van der Vleuten
BACKGROUND: Concern has been raised about the potential long-term effects of propranolol treatment for infantile hemangioma (IH). OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess psychologic (social, emotional, behavioral, and executive) functioning in children treated with propranolol for IH. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with IH (6.1-7.6 years of age) treated with propranolol for ≥6 months during infancy, and without other developmental risk factors, were recruited...
February 9, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184316/perceptual-distortions-and-deceptions-what-computers-can-teach-us
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Matthew M Nour, Joseph M Nour
The nature of perception has fascinated philosophers for centuries, and has more recently been the focus of research in psychology and neuroscience. Many psychiatric disorders are characterised by perceptual abnormalities, ranging from sensory distortions to illusions and hallucinations. The distinction between normal and abnormal perception is, however, hard to articulate. In this article we argue that the distinction between normal perception and abnormal perception is best seen as a quantitative one, resting on the degree to which the observer's prior expectations influence perceptual inference...
February 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179812/stress-related-disorders-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-peptide-pacap-ergic-system-and-sex-differences
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Teniel S Ramikie, Kerry J Ressler
Trauma-related disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are remarkably common and debilitating, and are often characterized by dysregulated threat responses. Across numerous epidemiological studies, females have been found to have an approximately twofold increased risk for PTSD and other stress-related disorders. Understanding the biological mechanisms of this differential risk is of critical importance. Recent data suggest that the pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) pathway is a critical regulator of the stress response across species...
December 2016: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178933/pregnancy-termination-for-fetal-abnormality-are-health-professionals-perceptions-of-women-s-coping-congruent-with-women-s-accounts
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Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Andrew C G Breeze, Pauline Fox
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) may have profound psychological consequences for those involved. Evidence suggests that women's experience of care influences their psychological adjustment to TFA and that they greatly value compassionate healthcare. Caring for women in these circumstances presents challenges for health professionals, which may relate to their understanding of women's experience. This qualitative study examined health professionals' perceptions of women's coping with TFA and assessed to what extent these perceptions are congruent with women's accounts...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168820/counter-intuitive-moral-judgement-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Dane A Rowley, Miles Rogish, Timothy Alexander, Kevin J Riggs
Several neurological patient populations, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), appear to produce an abnormally 'utilitarian' pattern of judgements to moral dilemmas; they tend to make judgements that maximize the welfare of the majority, rather than deontological judgements based on the following of moral rules (e.g., do not harm others). However, this patient research has always used extreme dilemmas with highly valued moral rules (e.g., do not kill). Data from healthy participants, however, suggest that when a wider range of dilemmas are employed, involving less valued moral rules (e...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163506/related-factors-and-predictors-of-cognitive-dysfunction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-in-nigeria
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Lukman Femi Owolabi, Aliyu Abdu, Aliyu Ibrahim, Desola Shakirah Owolabi, Aisha Nalado, Adamu Bappa, Aminu Abdullahi Taura
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest a high frequency of cognitive impairment (CI) in persons with chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, factors associated with CI and predictors of CI in persons with CKD remain largely unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with CI and predictors of CI in CKD patients on maintenance hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The first stage of the study included recruitment of 100 apparently healthy participants aimed at determining the reference values...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145992/different-effects-of-prenatal-stress-on-erk2-creb-bcl-2-expression-in-the-hippocampus-and-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-adult-offspring-rats
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Zeen Zhu, Hongli Sun, Xiaojie Gong, Hui Li
It has become increasingly evident that prenatal stress and its psychological and physiological concomitants are associated with the pathophysiology of mood disorders. However, the mechanisms underlying the prenatal stress-induced offspring's anxiety disorders remain unknown. We recently reported that prenatal stress enhanced anxiety-like behavior in adult offspring rat, and involved N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunits, including NR1 and NR2A. In the present research, using the same prenatal stress model, we measured the ERK2/CREB/Bcl-2 mRNA levels by real-time PCR...
January 31, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139291/phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-pharmacology-and-clinical-impact-of-the-sildenafil-citrate-orodispersible-tablet-formulation
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Francesco Scaglione, Shaantanu Donde, Tarek A Hassan, Emmanuele A Jannini
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the pharmacology, tolerability, and efficacy of the different phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors available for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), with a special focus on the sildenafil orodispersible tablet (ODT) formulation. METHODS: A literature search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Reviews using the terms erectile dysfunction, patient preference, sildenafil, and PDE5 inhibitors to identify articles published in English between May 1, 2006, and November 18, 2016...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132598/the-narcissism-spectrum-model
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Zlatan Krizan, Anne D Herlache
The narcissism spectrum model synthesizes extensive personality, social-psychological, and clinical evidence, building on existing knowledge about narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability to reveal a view of narcissism that respects its clinical origins, embraces the diversity and complexity of its expression, and reflects extensive scientific evidence about the continuity between normal and abnormal personality expression. Critically, the proposed model addresses three key, inter-related problems that have plagued narcissism scholarship for more than a century...
January 1, 2017: Personality and Social Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120138/health-beliefs-associated-with-the-follow-up-of-pap-smear-abnormalities-among-low-income-women-in-medell%C3%A3-n-colombia
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Isabel Cristina Garcés-Palacio, Sara Milena Ramos-Jaraba, Diana Carolina Rubio-León
The purpose of the study was to explore variables of the health belief model in relation to the follow-up of abnormal Pap smear among low-income women in Medellín, Colombia. Eight focus groups (62 women) were conducted according to age groups (25-45 and 46-69 years). The data were analyzed using content analysis. The participants perceived themselves as vulnerable, recognized the severity of the disease in terms of both its emotional and physical consequences, perceived the benefits of the follow-up, and mentioned cues to action, such as social support and the support of health entities...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103715/irritability-in-youths-a-translational-model
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Melissa A Brotman, Katharina Kircanski, Argyris Stringaris, Daniel S Pine, Ellen Leibenluft
Although irritability is among the most common reasons that children and adolescents are brought for psychiatric care, there are few effective treatments. Developmentally sensitive pathophysiological models are needed to guide treatment development. In this review, the authors present a mechanistic model of irritability that integrates clinical and translational neuroscience research. Two complementary conceptualizations of pathological irritability are proposed: 1) aberrant emotional and behavioral responding to frustrative nonreward, mediated by reward-system dysfunction; and 2) aberrant approach responding to threat, mediated by threat-system dysfunction...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092086/anxiety-related-behaviours-associated-with-microrna-206-3p-and-bdnf-expression-in-pregnant-female-mice-following-psychological-social-stress
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Zhuang Miao, Fengbiao Mao, Jialong Liang, Moshe Szyf, Yan Wang, Zhong Sheng Sun
Stress during pregnancy can induce various psychological disorders in women. However, the association linking psychological stress during pregnancy with abnormal behaviours in females remains largely unknown. We employed a novel psychological stress model by introducing pregnant mice to witness the defeat process of their mated partner (WDPMP) and examined the effects of WDPMP on depression-/anxiety-like behaviours and on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and miR-206-3p in the hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and amygdala...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091969/quality-of-life-as-predictor-for-the-development-of-cardiac-ischemia-in-high-risk-asymptomatic-diabetic-patients
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Philip Haaf, Myriam Ritter, Leticia Grize, Matthias E Pfisterer, Michael J Zellweger
BACKGROUND: Ischemia induced by psychological stress and depression is a common phenomenon in stable coronary artery disease (CAD). We evaluated the quality of life (QoL) of diabetic patients screened for CAD and assessed the prognostic value of mental and physical QoL scores to predict the development of new cardiac ischemia. METHODS: Prospective multicentre outcome study. The study comprised 400 asymptomatic diabetic patients without history or symptoms of CAD...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079405/posttraumatic-growth-following-pregnancy-termination-for-fetal-abnormality-the-predictive-role-of-coping-strategies-and-perinatal-grief
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Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Pauline Fox
BACKGROUND: Research about termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) suggests that it is a traumatic event with potential negative psychological consequences. However, evidence also indicates that following traumatic events individuals may experience growth. Although TFA's negative psychological outcomes are well documented, little is known of the potential for growth following this event. Therefore, the study's objectives were to measure posttraumatic growth (PTG) post-TFA, examine the relationship between PTG, perinatal grief and coping, and determine the predictors of PTG...
January 12, 2017: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069161/the-value-of-routine-screening-mammography-in-women-aged-35-39-years-in-a-symptomatic-breast-unit
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A Buckley, N Healy, A Quinn, S A O'Keeffe
AIM: To determine the breast cancer detection rate at routine bilateral screening mammography in women aged 35-39 years attending a symptomatic breast clinic, in women of population-risk profile with a normal clinical examination. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective analysis of all mammograms performed on patients aged 35-39 years at St James's Hospital from 2011-2015 was carried out. Patients with moderate or high familial risk of breast cancer, personal breast cancer history or chest radiation, males, general practitioner (GP) and internal hospital referrals, and those with abnormal clinical examinations were excluded...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064340/impact-of-prenatal-exposure-to-diethylstilbestrol-des-on-psychological-outcome-a-national-survey-of-des-daughters-and-unexposed-controls
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Helene Verdoux, Emmanuel Devouche, Michel Tournaire, Anne Levadou
To explore whether prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) is associated with increased risk of poor psychological outcome independently of the occurrence of major somatic complications related to DES exposure. Data on health outcome were collected in women prenatally exposed to DES (n = 2566) and unexposed women (n = 2967) recruited in a French national survey. Women prenatally exposed to DES were 1.7 times more likely to have consulted a mental health specialist compared to unexposed women (adjusted odds ratio = 1...
January 7, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063599/-risk-factors-and-psychological-vulnerabilities-to-binge-drinking-in-youth
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E De Wever, V Quaglino
For years, a large number of studies have demonstrated the harmful effects of alcohol consumption on the brain and therefore on behavior and cognition. These studies first aimed at identifying the consequences of alcohol abuse consumption, more specifically in pathologies such as alcohol-dependence or Korsakoff syndrome. Researchers then also started to focus on vulnerabilities to alcohol consumption, especially in hyper fast alcohol consumption called binge-drinking (BD). Indeed BD, which is a particularly dangerous form of alcohol consumption, is usually observed in adolescents and young adults...
January 4, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052444/cortical-thickness-and-functional-connectivity-abnormality-in-chronic-headache-and-low-back-pain-patients
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Qing Yang, Zewei Wang, Lixia Yang, Yonghua Xu, Li Min Chen
This study aims to characterize the psychological wellbeing of chronic headache (CH) patients, to identify cortical structural abnormalities and any associations of those abnormalities with resting state functional connectivity (rsFC), and to determine whether such rsFC abnormality is specific to CH patients. Compared with healthy controls (CONCH ), CH patients suffered from mild depression, sleep disturbances, and relatively poor quality of life. CH patients also exhibited widespread cortical thickness (CT) abnormalities in left premotor (BA6), right primary somatosensory (S1) and right prefrontal (BA10) cortices, as well as in regions of default mode and executive control networks...
January 4, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049864/irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-nickel-allergy-what-is-the-role-of-the-low-nickel-diet
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Angela Rizzi, Eleonora Nucera, Lucrezia Laterza, Eleonora Gaetani, Venanzio Valenza, Giuseppe M Corbo, Riccardo Inchingolo, Alessandro Buonomo, Domenico Schiavino, Antonio Gasbarrini
Background/Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort accompanied by abnormal bowel movements. In sensitized subjects, ingested nickel (Ni) may induce gastrointestinal symptoms similar to IBS, in addition to typical systemic cutaneous lesions (systemic nickel allergy syndrome [SNAS]). A low nickel diet could improve the systemic manifestations. We evaluated prevalence of nickel allergy in IBS and effects of low Ni diet on (1) gastrointestinal symptoms control, (2) intestinal barrier function, (3) quality of life, and (4) psychological status of patients with IBS and Ni-sensitized patients...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
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