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Hemali Jayakody, Upul Senarath, Deepika Attygalle
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth leads to multiple morbidities affecting the health of a child. Lack of information on the health impact of prematurity hinders the possibility of any effective public health interventions in this regard. Our aim was to determine the association between preterm birth and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) among 3 years old children in the Gampaha district, Sri Lanka. METHODS: A community-based retrospective cohort study was conducted among 790 preterm and term born children who were 03 years old...
June 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Miriam Nella Savini, Alessia Mingarelli, Aglaia Vignoli, Francesca La Briola, Valentina Chiesa, Angela Peron, Roberto Mai, Laura Tassi, Massimo Mastrangelo, Elena Zambrelli, Katherine Turner, Maria Paola Canevini
Epilepsy is the most common neurological symptom in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), occurring in 72-85% of affected individuals. Despite the large number of patients reported, their electroclinical phenotype has been rarely described. We analyzed seizure semiology through ictal video-electroencephalography (V-EEG) recordings in a large series of patients. In this multicenter study, we reviewed V-EEGs of 51 patients: ictal recordings were analyzed in correlation with their clinical variables. The median age of epilepsy onset was six months (one day-16 years), with onset in the first year of life in 71% patients (36/51), in 10 of them during the neonatal period...
June 12, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Rui Han, Haohua Shi, Yulu Chen, Yulong Lian, Jiwen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between occupational stress and psychological disorder among oilfield workers. METHODS: In 2013, 1485 psychological normal oilfield workers using the stratified cluster sampling in Xinjiang Autonomous Region were investigated, and the follow-up was conducted in 2015. Occupational stress and mental health status were assessed by questionnaire for the occupation stress and self-rating symptom. RESULTS: The people with mental disorder was 556, the incidence rate was40...
January 2018: Wei Sheng Yan Jiu, Journal of Hygiene Research
Margrit Löbner, Alexander Pabst, Janine Stein, Marie Dorow, Herbert Matschinger, Melanie Luppa, Astrid Maroß, Anette Kersting, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
BACKGROUND: Self-guided computerized cognitive behavior therapy (cCBT) has the potential to be a feasible alternative to current first-step treatment approaches for depression. Yet, research regarding the effectiveness and acceptability of self-guided cCBT as an adjunct element of GP care is controversial. METHODS: Primary care patients with symptoms of mild to moderately severe depression (N = 647) were recruited from 112 GP practices within a cluster randomized controlled trial...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Martha L Bruce
BACKGROUND: Family therapy is a potential strategy to increase family support for those suffering from perinatal depression. Family therapeutic interventions for this population typically target depressed women and their adult family members to improve family functioning and reduce depressive symptoms. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis is a synthesis of the current evidence on the usefulness of family therapy interventions in the prevention and treatment of perinatal depression and impacts on maternal depressive symptoms and family functioning...
2018: PloS One
Erika A Crawford, Taylor A Burke, David Siegel, Shari Jager-Hyman, Lauren B Alloy, Philip C Kendall
OBJECTIVE: The severity of anxiety, in general, has been associated with suicide ideation (SI) among youth, but research has yet to examine the specific anxiety symptoms that may contribute to SI among youth. This study examined the severity of specific anxiety symptom clusters (i.e., tense/restless, somatic/autonomic symptoms, humiliation/rejection, performing in public, separation anxiety, perfectionism, and anxious coping) and SI in youth who met diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder...
June 14, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
Jana Zweerings, Eliza M Pflieger, Krystyna A Mathiak, Mikhail Zvyagintsev, Anastasia Kacela, Guido Flatten, Klaus Mathiak
Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by deficits in the self-regulation of cognitions and emotions. Neural networks of emotion regulation may exhibit reduced control mediated by the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), contributing to aberrant limbic responses in PTSD. Methods: Real-time fMRI neurofeedback (rt-fMRI NF) assessed self-regulation of the ACC in nine patients with PTSD after single trauma exposure and nine matched healthy controls. All participants were instructed to train ACC upregulation on three training days...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Ayse Palanduz, Levent Erdem, Birsen Durmaz Cetin, Nuran Gülgün Ozcan
BACKGROUND: Primary Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is acquired predominantly in childhood in the family setting. We aimed to investigate the presence of intrafamilial concurrent H. pylori infection. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional analytical study with a control group, conducted in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Fifty adult patients with gastroduodenal symptoms who underwent gastroscopy (index parents), their spouses and their children were enrolled in the study...
June 4, 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
Masaki Ikeda, Kazuhiro Satomura, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Kentaro Hanada, Toshinori Endo, Naoki Osada
Simian retrovirus (SRV) is a type-D betaretrovirus infectious to the Old World monkeys causing a variety of symptoms. SRVs are also present in the Old World monkey genomes as endogenous forms, which are referred to as Simian endogenous retroviruses (SERVs). Although many SERV sequences have been identified in Cercopithecinae genomes, with potential of encoding all functional genes, the distribution of SERVs in genomes and evolutionary relationship between exogeneous SRVs and SERVs remains unclear. In this study, we comprehensively investigated seven draft genome sequences of the Old World monkeys, and identified a novel cluster of SERVs in the two Rhinopithecus (R...
June 12, 2018: American Journal of Primatology
Jennifer C Felger, Ebrahim Haroon, Trusharth A Patel, David R Goldsmith, Evanthia C Wommack, Bobbi J Woolwine, Ngoc-Anh Le, Rachel Feinberg, Malu G Tansey, Andrew H Miller
Peripheral blood C-reactive protein (CRP) is a biomarker used clinically to measure systemic inflammation and is reproducibly increased in a subset of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Furthermore, increased peripheral blood CRP in MDD has been associated with altered reward circuitry and increased brain glutamate in relation with symptoms of anhedonia. Nevertheless, the relationship between peripheral CRP and other peripheral and central markers of inflammation in depressed patients has not been established...
June 12, 2018: Molecular Psychiatry
Antoine Piau, Fati Nourhashemi, Adélaïde De Mauléon, Achille Tchalla, Claude Vautier, Bruno Vellas, Maryline Duboue, Nadège Costa, Pierre Rumeau, Benoit Lepage, Maria Soto Martin
INTRODUCTION: Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) in elderly patients with dementia are frequent in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and are associated with adverse events. Telemedicine is an emerging way to provide consultation and care to dependent LTCF residents who may not have easy access to specialty services. Several studies have evaluated telemedicine for dementia care but to date, no study has evaluated its impact in the management of NPS in patients with dementia living in LTCF...
June 12, 2018: BMJ Open
Boštjan Murovec, Damjan Makuc, Sabina Kolbl Repinc, Zala Prevoršek, Domen Zavec, Robert Šket, Klemen Pečnik, Janez Plavec, Blaž Stres
In this study, nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H NMR) spectroscopic profiling was used to provide a more comprehensive view of microbial metabolites associated with poor reactor performance in a full-scale 4 MW mesophilic agricultural biogas plant under fully operational and also under inhibited conditions. Multivariate analyses were used to assess the significance of differences between reactors whereas artificial neural networks (ANN) were used to identify the key metabolites responsible for inhibition and their network of interaction...
June 9, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
Estrella Morenas-Rodríguez, Isabel Sala, Andrea Subirana, Elba Pascual-Goñi, MaBelén Sánchez-Saudinós, Daniel Alcolea, Ignacio Illán-Gala, María Carmona-Iragui, Roser Ribosa-Nogué, Valle Camacho, Rafael Blesa, Juan Fortea, Alberto Lleó
BACKGROUND: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a heterogeneous disease in which clinical presentation, symptoms, and evolution widely varies between patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the existence of clinical subtypes in DLB based on the initial clinical presentation. METHODS: 81 patients with a clinical diagnosis of probable DLB were consecutively included. All patients underwent a neurological evaluation including a structured questionnaire about neuropsychiatric symptoms and sleep, an assessment of motor impairment (Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale subscale III), and a formal neuropsychological evaluation...
June 4, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Ye-Ji Lee, Eui-Joon Kil, Hae-Ryun Kwak, Mikyeong Kim, Jang-Kyun Seo, Sukchan Lee, Hong-Soo Choi
Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) is a whitefly-transmitted and phloem-limited crinivirus. In 2013, severe interveinal chlorosis and bronzing on tomato leaves, known symptoms of ToCV infection, were observed in greenhouses in Korea. To identify ToCV infection in symptomatic tomato plants, RT-PCR with ToCV-specific primers was performed on leaf samples collected from 11 tomato cultivating areas where ToCV-like symptoms were observed in 2013 and 2014. About half of samples (45.18%) were confirmed as ToCV-infected, and the complete genome of 10 different isolates were characterized...
June 2018: Plant Pathology Journal
Namrita S Singh, Judith Bass, Nana Sumbadze, George Rebok, Paul Perrin, Nino Paichadze, W Courtland Robinson
The global population of older adults (60 years and older) has been growing steadily; however, inadequate attention is given to the health needs of older persons, particularly within contexts of conflict and migration. This paper reports findings from the qualitative phase of an investigation assessing the mental health status of older adult internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Georgia, a country in the South Caucasus. The study aimed to assess community-wide social and health problems among older adult IDPs, with a focus on mental health problems and healthy functioning, as well as terminology used to describe these problems...
May 4, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
Cristina Barrena López, Beatriz De la Calle García, Rosario Sarabia Herrero
Ganglioneuroma (GN) is a slow-growing tumor originating from the neural crest-derived cells, which form the sympathetic nervous system. These tumors can affect anywhere along the peripheral autonomic ganglion sites, being most commonly found in the mediastinum and retroperitoneum. Spinal GNs are extremely rare and, so far, only 1 case arising from a lumbar nerve root has been reported in English literature. GNs are often asymptomatic, and the majority of them, are found incidentally in healthy subjects. Due to its slow growth, symptoms may result from the compressive effect of the tumor...
June 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Zening Fu, Yiheng Tu, Xin Di, Yuhui Du, Jing Sui, Bharat B Biswal, Zhiguo Zhang, N de Lacy, V D Calhoun
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with social communication deficits and restricted/repetitive behaviors and is characterized by large-scale atypical subcortical-cortical connectivity, including impaired resting-state functional connectivity between thalamic and sensory regions. Previous studies have typically focused on the abnormal static connectivity in ASD and overlooked potential valuable dynamic patterns in brain connectivity. However, resting-state brain connectivity is indeed highly dynamic, and abnormalities in dynamic brain connectivity have been widely identified in psychiatric disorders...
June 5, 2018: NeuroImage
Ruth Alonso, Diana Pisa, Ana M Fernández-Fernández, Luis Carrasco
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia in elderly people. The etiology of this disease remains a matter of intensive research in many laboratories. We have advanced the idea that disseminated fungal infection contributes to the etiology of AD. Thus, we have demonstrated that fungal proteins and DNA are present in nervous tissue from AD patients. More recently, we have reported that bacterial infections can accompany these mycoses, suggesting that polymicrobial infections exist in AD brains...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Gal Ifergane, Matthew Boyko, Dmitri Frank, Honore N Shiyntum, Julia Grinshpun, Ruslan Kuts, Amir B Geva, Zeev Kaplan, Vladimir Zeldetz, Hagit Cohen
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke depression (PSD) is the most frequent psychiatric complication following ischemic stroke. It affects up to 60% of all patients and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality following ischemic stroke. The pathophysiology of PSD remains elusive and appears to be multifactorial, rather than "purely" biological or psychosocial in origin. Thus, valid animal models of PSD would contribute to the study of the etiology (and treatment) of this disorder...
June 8, 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Zhi Nie, Srinivasan Vairavan, Vaibhav A Narayan, Jieping Ye, Qingqin S Li
Identification of risk factors of treatment resistance may be useful to guide treatment selection, avoid inefficient trial-and-error, and improve major depressive disorder (MDD) care. We extended the work in predictive modeling of treatment resistant depression (TRD) via partition of the data from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) cohort into a training and a testing dataset. We also included data from a small yet completely independent cohort RIS-INT-93 as an external test dataset...
2018: PloS One
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