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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430117/fluvastatin-therapy-could-not-decrease-progression-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-non-valvular-disease-patients
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Qiang Tan, Shuangyue Zhang, Xiaoyi Zou, Jun Zhao, Jia Hao, Qian Sun
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate whether fluvastatin therapy could decrease the probability of atrial fibrillation (AF) progression from paroxysmal AF to permanent AF and decrease the recurrence frequency of AF. METHODS: Analyses were performed using two-tailed Student's t test or Mann-Whitney U tests. Categorical variables were compared with the χ2 statistics or Fisher's exact test. Patients with paroxysmal AF were randomized case-control, prospective into either the fluvastatin group (n=61) or control group (n=57)...
April 10, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367707/pharmacological-treatment-of-unipolar-depressive-disorders-summary-of-wfsbp-guidelines
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Michael Bauer, Emanuel Severus, Hans-Jürgen Möller, Allan H Young
OBJECTIVE: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severe mood disorder affecting individuals of all ages and is characterised by single or recurrent major depressive episodes. Key elements of acute and maintenance treatment of MDD include pharmacotherapy, and psychological approaches such as psychoeducation and adherence monitoring. METHODS: This summary of the 'Practice guidelines for the biological treatment of unipolar depressive disorders' comprises acute, continuation and maintenance treatment developed by an international Task Force of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP), and focuses on pharmacological treatment options...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324266/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-recurrent-breast-cancer-after-second-breast-conserving-therapy-in-comparison-with-mastectomy-the-german-experience
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Svenja Jendrian, Katharina Steffens, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Elena Laakmann, Corinna Bergelt, Isabell Witzel
BACKGROUND: Although some studies suggest that breast-conserving therapy (BCT) shows better psychosocial outcomes than mastectomy in patients with primary breast cancer, little is known about the outcomes of these surgical options in recurrent breast cancer. We investigated differences in overall survival and re-recurrence rates as well as psychosocial outcomes among patients who underwent BCT or mastectomy after the diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer in a single-center setting. METHODS: 124 of 186 eligible patients who underwent surgical treatment for breast cancer recurrence completed the questionnaires on quality of life (EORTC QLQ-C30 and -BR23), fear of progression (PA-F-KF), anxiety and depression (HADS), and body image (BIS)...
March 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242870/neurons-derived-from-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-divide-into-intrinsically-different-sub-populations-of-neurons-predicting-the-patients-responsiveness-to-lithium
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S Stern, R Santos, M C Marchetto, A P D Mendes, G A Rouleau, S Biesmans, Q-W Wang, J Yao, P Charnay, A G Bang, M Alda, F H Gage
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a progressive psychiatric disorder with more than 3% prevalence worldwide. Affected individuals experience recurrent episodes of depression and mania, disrupting normal life and increasing the risk of suicide greatly. The complexity and genetic heterogeneity of psychiatric disorders have challenged the development of animal and cellular models. We recently reported that hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived fibroblasts of BD patients are electrophysiologically hyperexcitable...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105501/-diagnostics-and-multimodal-treatment-of-depression-in-old-age-new-developments
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Gerhard W Eschweiler
Depressive disorders in elderly persons are frequent and can either first be manifested at a younger age and show a recurrent pattern during later life (ICD 10, F33.*) or have an onset beyond 60 years, which is termed late onset depression (LOD). This LOD has a higher tendency to chronification and implies an increased risk of progression, especially to vascular dementia. The multifactorial genesis of depression in old age includes psychosocial, vascular and metabolic factors and requires multimodal therapy modules at the biological and psychosocial level, which is now increasingly being empirically proven...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072765/phase-ii-study-of-the-pi3k-inhibitor-bkm120-in-patients-with-advanced-or-recurrent-endometrial-carcinoma-a-stratified-type-i-type-ii-study-from-the-gineco-group
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P-E Heudel, M Fabbro, C Roemer-Becuwe, M C Kaminsky, A Arnaud, F Joly, S Roche-Forestier, J Meunier, C Foa, B You, F Priou, Y Tazi, A Floquet, F Selle, D Berton-Rigaud, A Lesoin, E Kalbacher, A Lortholary, L Favier, I Treilleux, I Ray-Coquard
Backround:Patients with metastatic endometrial carcinoma have a poor prognosis and PIK3CA mutations and amplifications are common in these cancers. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of the pure PI3K inhibitor BKM120 in advanced or recurrent endometrial carcinoma. METHODS: This phase II, multicentre, single-arm, double strata (histological low grade (LG) or high grade (HG)) open-label study enrolled patients with histologically confirmed advanced or recurrent endometrial carcinoma who had received not more than one prior chemotherapy regimen...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009344/a-model-for-continuous-monitoring-of-patients-with-major-depression-in-short-and-long-term-periods
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Francisco Mugica, Àngela Nebot, Solmaz Bagherpour, Luisa Baladón, Antonio Serrano-Blanco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Major depressive disorder causes more human suffering than any other disease affecting humankind. It has a high prevalence and it is predicted that it will be among the three leading causes of disease burden by 2030. The prevalence of depression, all of its social and personal costs, and its recurrent characteristics, put heavy constraints on the ability of the public healthcare system to provide sufficient support for patients with depression. In this research, a model for continuous monitoring and tracking of depression in both short-term and long-term periods is presented...
December 16, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942445/combination-therapy-with-riociquat-and-inhaled-treprostinil-in-inoperable-and-progressive-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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John W Swisher, Dillon Elliott
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is characterized by formation of chronic, organized thrombus in pulmonary arteries resulting in development of pulmonary hypertension. We describe the favorable recovery of a patient with inoperable CTEPH treated with combination riociguat and inhaled treprostinil. The patient is a 77 year old female who presented with bilateral pulmonary emboli and was anticoagulated with warfarin for six months. One year later the patient developed recurrent dyspnea and multiple bilateral pulmonary emboli were again noted...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939443/anxiety-symptoms-and-disorders-among-adults-living-with-hiv-and-aids-a-critical-review-and-integrative-synthesis-of-the-empirical-literature
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REVIEW
Charles Brandt, Michael J Zvolensky, Steven P Woods, Adam Gonzalez, Steven A Safren, Conall M O'Cleirigh
There are over 35 million people worldwide infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and its progression to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS; WHO, 2014). With the advent of combined antiretroviral therapy (i.e., cART) in 1996, persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) now have much longer life expectancies. However, living with HIV remains challenging, as it is associated with a number of significant and recurrent (chronic) stressors including physical pain, side effects of cART, social stigma, and discrimination, among other social stressors...
February 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910097/chronic-migraine-an-update-on-physiology-imaging-and-the-mechanism-of-action-of-two-available-pharmacologic-therapies
#10
Sheena K Aurora, Mitchell F Brin
Several lines of research support the hypothesis that migraine is a spectrum of illness, with clinical symptoms that vary along a continuum from episodic migraine to chronic migraine. Physiologic changes may result in episodic migraine evolving into chronic migraine over months to years in susceptible individuals. With chronification, headache frequency increases, becoming more disabling and less responsive to therapy. Neurophysiologic and functional imaging research has reported that chronic migraine may be associated with severity-specific metabolic, functional, and structural abnormalities in the brainstem...
January 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859762/death-wishes-among-older-people-assessed-for-home-support-and-long-term-aged-residential-care
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Gary Cheung, Siobhan Edwards, Frederick Sundram
OBJECTIVE: Death wishes in older people are common and may progress to suicidal ideation and attempts. This study used routinely collected data from the interRAI Home Care assessment to examine the prevalence and clinical predictors of death wishes in older New Zealanders assessed for home support and long-term aged residential care. METHODS: Data were collected from 35 734 people aged over 65 during 2012-2014. Chi-squared analyses were used to determine significant relationships between the presence of death wishes and demographic factors, health and functional status, and emotional and psychosocial well-being...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781141/characterizing-neurocognitive-impairment-in-young-people-with-major-depression-state-trait-or-scar
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REVIEW
Kelly Allott, Caroline A Fisher, Gunther Paul Amminger, Joanne Goodall, Sarah Hetrick
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects a quarter of adolescents and young adults and is associated with the greatest global burden of disease in this population. There is a growing literature, mostly in adults, showing that significant neurocognitive impairments are common in MDD. It remains unclear whether these impairments are pre-existing trait markers of MDD, state-related impairments that fluctuate with depressive symptoms, or 'scar' impairments that worsen with illness progression...
October 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781134/genetic-and-environmental-components-of-female-depression-as-a-function-of-the-severity-of-the-disorder
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James S M Rusby, Fiona Tasker, Lynn Cherkas
BACKGROUND: Both clinical care and genome-wide studies need to account for levels of severity in the etiology of depression. The purpose of the study is to estimate the genetic and environmental components of female depression as a function of the severity of the disorder. METHODS: A genetic and environmental model analysis of depression incidence was made using the IOP Depression Severity Measure (IDSM). Details of lifetime depression incidence were obtained by questionnaire from twins on the DTR registry...
October 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27422114/managing-depression-in-patients-with-cancer
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Daniel McFarland, Sheila Lahijani, Jimmie Holland
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July 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313534/impact-of-exercise-on-innate-immunity-in-multiple-sclerosis-progression-and-symptomatology
#15
REVIEW
Alison Barry, Owen Cronin, Aisling M Ryan, Brian Sweeney, Siew M Yap, Orna O'Toole, Andrew P Allen, Gerard Clarke, Ken D O'Halloran, Eric J Downer
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an idiopathic progressive immune-mediated neurological disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), is characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammatory demyelination and consequent axonal deterioration. It accounts for functional deterioration and lasting disability among young adults. A body of literature demonstrates that physical activity counteracts fatigue and depression and may improve overall quality of life in MS patients. Furthermore, much data indicates that exercise ameliorates chronic neuroinflammation and its related pathologies by tipping cytokine profiles toward an anti-inflammatory signature...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281373/treatment-expectations-for-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-light-therapy-for-seasonal-affective-disorder-change-across-treatment-and-relation-to-outcome
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Jonah Meyerhoff, Kelly J Rohan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the dynamic relationship between treatment expectations and treatment outcome over the course of a clinical trial for winter seasonal affective disorder (SAD). METHOD: Currently depressed adults with Major Depression, Recurrent with Seasonal Pattern (N = 177) were randomized to 6 weeks of group-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for SAD (CBT-SAD) or light therapy (LT). The majority were female (83.6%) and white (92.1%), with a mean age of 45...
October 2016: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27189779/insomnia-disorder
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REVIEW
Charles M Morin, Christopher L Drake, Allison G Harvey, Andrew D Krystal, Rachel Manber, Dieter Riemann, Kai Spiegelhalder
Insomnia disorder affects a large proportion of the population on a situational, recurrent or chronic basis and is among the most common complaints in medical practice. The disorder is predominantly characterized by dissatisfaction with sleep duration or quality and difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep, along with substantial distress and impairments of daytime functioning. It can present as the chief complaint or, more often, co-occurs with other medical or psychiatric disorders, such as pain and depression...
September 3, 2015: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27136621/antifungal-agents-for-onychomycosis-new-treatment-strategies-to-improve-safety
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REVIEW
Lee T Zane, Sanjay Chanda, Dina Coronado, James Del Rosso
Onychomycosis is a common and difficult-to-treat fungal infection of the nail unit that gradually leads to dystrophic changes of the nail plate and nail bed. If untreated, infection progresses and may lead to discomfort, reduced quality of life, and risk of complications in patients with comorbid conditions (eg, diabetes, human immunodeficiency virus, peripheral vascular disease). Onychomycosis treatments are designed to eradicate causative pathogens (most commonly Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes), restore healthy nails, and prevent recurrence or spread of infection...
March 16, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27121423/staging-models-in-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Ather Muneer
Bipolar disorder is manifested as severe dysregulation of mood with recurrent manic and major depressive episodes. It is associated with psychiatric and medical comorbidities, inadequate response to currently available pharmacological agents and a progressively deteriorating course in many patients. The index episode is often depressive in nature, while the first manic or hypomanic episode may occur several years later in the course of the disorder causing delay in diagnosis and use of inappropriate treatment strategies...
May 31, 2016: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27097631/recalcitrant-hidradenitis-suppurativa-an-investigation-of-demographics-surgical-management-bacterial-isolates-pharmacologic-intervention-and-patient-reported-health-outcomes
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Cristina Thomas, Katherine A Rodby, Jessina Thomas, Elizabeth Shay, Anuja K Antony
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is characterized by chronic inflammation, recurrent abscesses, and scarring. Surgery is performed when medical management and antibiotic therapy fails. This study sought to evaluate the demographics, surgical procedures, bacteriology, pharmacologic intervention, and quality of life of patients with recalcitrant HS requiring surgical intervention. A retrospective chart review was performed of 76 recalcitrant HS patients at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Patient demographics, bacterial culture, and surgery data were reviewed...
April 2016: American Surgeon
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