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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210783/a-neuroimaging-study-of-emotion-cognition-interaction-in-schizophrenia-the-effect-of-ziprasidone-treatment
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Emmanuel Stip, Adel Cherbal, David Luck, Simon Zhornitsky, Lahcen Ait Bentaleb, Ovidiu Lungu
Functional and structural brain changes associated with the cognitive processing of emotional visual stimuli were assessed in schizophrenic patients after 16 weeks of antipsychotic treatment with ziprasidone. Forty-five adults aged 18 to 40 were recruited: 15 schizophrenia patients (DSM-IV criteria) treated with ziprasidone (mean daily dose = 120 mg), 15 patients treated with other antipsychotics, and 15 healthy controls who did not receive any medication. Functional and structural neuroimaging data were acquired at baseline and 16 weeks after treatment initiation...
February 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203084/use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-auditory-hallucinations-of-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
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Pedro H Pondé, Eduardo P de Sena, Joan A Camprodon, Arão Nogueira de Araújo, Mário F Neto, Melany DiBiasi, Abrahão Fontes Baptista, Lidia Mvr Moura, Camila Cosmo
INTRODUCTION: Auditory hallucinations are defined as experiences of auditory perceptions in the absence of a provoking external stimulus. They are the most prevalent symptoms of schizophrenia with high capacity for chronicity and refractoriness during the course of disease. The transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - a safe, portable, and inexpensive neuromodulation technique - has emerged as a promising treatment for the management of auditory hallucinations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to analyze the level of evidence in the literature available for the use of tDCS as a treatment for auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199908/dna-methylation-analysis-of-the-egr3-gene-in-patients-of-schizophrenia
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Tsung-Ming Hu, Shih-Hsin Hsu, Su-Min Tsai, Min-Chih Cheng
DNA methylation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. EGR3 is considered as a potential candidate gene for schizophrenia. We conducted in vitro DNA methylation reaction, Lucia luciferase activity assay, and pyrosequencing assay to assess the DNA methylation of the EGR3 expression underlying the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. We found that DNA methylation of the putative EGR3 regulatory regions attenuated Lucia luciferase activity. There was no difference in the DNA methylation pattern of EGR3 between in 50 schizophrenic patients and 47 controls...
February 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197415/pharmacoinformatics-adaptive-evolution-and-elucidation-of-six-novel-compounds-for-schizophrenia-treatment-by-targeting-daoa-g72-isoforms
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Sheikh Arslan Sehgal
Studies on Schizophrenia so far reveal a complex picture of neurological malfunctioning reported to be strongly associated with DAOA. Detailed sequence analyses proved DAOA as a primate specific gene having conserved gene desert region on both upstream and downstream region. The analyses of 10 MB chromosomal region of primates, birds, rodents, and reptiles having DAOA evidenced the conserved part in primates and in the rest of species, while DAOA is only present in primates. DAOA has four isoforms having one interaction partner DAO...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195569/rare-damaging-variants-in-dna-repair-and-cell-cycle-pathways-are-associated-with-hippocampal-and-cognitive-dysfunction-a-combined-genetic-imaging-study-in-first-episode-treatment-naive-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Z Yang, M Li, X Hu, B Xiang, W Deng, Q Wang, Y Wang, L Zhao, X Ma, P C Sham, G Northoff, T Li
Schizophrenia is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder where changes in both hippocampus and memory-related cognitive functions are central. However, the exact relationship between neurodevelopmental-genetic factors and hippocampal-cognitive dysfunction remains unclear. The general aim of our study is to link the occurrence of rare damaging mutations involved in susceptibility gene pathways to the structure and function of hippocampus in order to define genetically and phenotypically based subgroups in schizophrenia...
February 14, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193369/-expressed-emotions-burden-and-family-functioning-in-schizophrenic-and-bipolar-i-patients-of-a-multimodal-intervention-program-prisma
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Alexandra Ramírez, Juan David Palacio, Cristian Vargas, Ana María Díaz-Zuluaga, Kelly Duica, Yuli Agudelo Berruecos, Sigifredo Ospina, Carlos López-Jaramillo
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are causes of major suffering in patients. Nevertheless, they also affect family and caregiver functioning. This is important because the participation and involvement of families and caregivers is essential to achieve an optimal treatment. OBJECTIVE: To describe the level of expressed emotions, burden, and family functioning of bipolar and schizophrenic patients and, to evaluate the efficacy of the multimodal intervention (MI) versus traditional intervention (TI) in family functioning and its perception by patients and caregivers...
January 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181956/extrapyramidal-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-evidence-of-blunted-cerebral-hemodynamics-during-a-planning-task
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Daniel Schuepbach, Matthias Michel, Gert Wagner, Stefan Duschek, Sabine C Herpertz
Acute extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) occur frequently in schizophrenia, mostly caused by antidopaminergic substances. There have been no published reports on the impact of acute EPS on cerebral blood flow (CBF) or related measures. In the following study, we examined schizophrenic patients with and without EPS during a planning task and measurements of CBF velocity. Sixteen patients with chronic schizophrenia and 16 healthy participants performed a planning paradigm during bilateral functional transcranial Doppler sonography of the middle cerebral arteries...
February 8, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181189/deficit-but-not-nondeficit-schizophrenia-is-characterized-by-mucosa-associated-activation-of-the-tryptophan-catabolite-trycat-pathway-with-highly-specific-increases-in-iga-responses-directed-to-picolinic-xanthurenic-and-quinolinic-acid
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Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Kiat Ruxrungtham, André F Carvalho, Michel Geffard, Heidi Ormstad, George Anderson, Michael Maes
Evidence suggests that activation of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway is involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. However, no previous study examined whether TRYCAT pathway activation is associated with deficit schizophrenia. We measured IgA responses to TRYCATs, namely quinolinic acid, picolinic acid, kynurenic acid, xanthurenic acid, and anthranilic acid and 3-OH-kynurenine, in 40 healthy controls and in schizophrenic patients with (n = 40) and without (n = 40) deficit, defined according to the Schedule for the Deficit Syndrome (SDS)...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174128/intervention-timing-is-important-to-the-effects-of-antipsychotics-in-adjusting-abnormalities-of-gating-function-but-not-accumbal-dopamine-efflux-in-isolation-reared-rats
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Yia-Ping Liu, Yu-Yin Yang, Fang-Jung Wan, Che-Se Tung
Early pharmacological treatment is a dilemma for psychiatrist in treating young schizophrenic patients. However, based on developmental theory, earlier antipsychotic intervention could be beneficial in terms of protecting the neurons from further deterioration. The present study aims to examine whether the intervention of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) launched at a younger age would provide a better index in amending the schizophrenia-relevant behavioral and neurochemical features, namely acoustic prepulse inhibition (PPI) and midbrain dopamine efflux, respectively...
February 4, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168926/stimulation-of-nicotinic-acetylcholine-alpha7-receptors-rescue-schizophrenia-like-cognitive-impairments-in-rats
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Agnieszka Potasiewicz, Agnieszka Nikiforuk, Małgorzata Hołuj, Piotr Popik
Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR) dysfunction plays an important role in schizophrenia. Positive allosteric modulators of α7 nAChR have emerged as a promising therapeutic approach to manage cognitive deficits that are inadequately treated in schizophrenic patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the ability of type I (CCMI) and type II (PNU120596) α7 nAChR positive allosteric modulators to counteract MK-801-induced cognitive and sensorimotor gating deficits. The activity of these compounds was compared with the action of the α7 nAChR agonist A582941...
February 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164060/a-case-report-about-early-major-postoperative-ossifications-of-the-shoulder
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Maurice Kouame, Moctar Traore, Armand Yepie, Michel Anoumou
INTRODUCTION: Ossifications after osteosynthesis of the proximal humerus are poorly described. We report a case of major and early ossifications after synthesis of a fracture dislocation of the shoulder. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old man, right-handed, bipolar schizophrenic, presented after a fall, a fracture of the head and metaphysis of the humerus from the anterior notch of posterior dislocation of the right humerus. An osteosynthesis was performed after reduction on the tenth posttraumatic day...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160655/factors-associated-with-complete-discontinuation-of-medication-among-patients-with-schizophrenia-in-the-year-after-hospital-discharge
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Yanling Zhou, Robert Rosenheck, Somaia Mohamed, Yuping Ning, Hongbo He
Medication discontinuation is a major risk factor for relapse in schizophrenic patients. The present study investigated the rate and clinical correlates of complete medication discontinuation in the year after hospital discharge. Data collected from 236 schizophrenia patients who were prescribed anti-psychotics documented socio-demographic characteristics, symptom severity, insight, and attitudes towards medication in the week before their discharge and the experience of caregiver burden for their primary caregiver as recorded at the time of hospitalization...
January 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142061/establishment-of-a-schizophrenic-animal-model-through-chronic-administration-of-mk-801-in-infancy-and-social-isolation-in-childhood
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Weiqing Liu, Xiuyan Wang, Wenjuan Hong, Dong Wang, Xiaogang Chen
BACKGROUND: Although an increasing amount of evidence supports a "two-hit" hypothesis for the neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia, there has been no development in animal models to test this hypothesis. METHODS: An animal model was established by chronic administration of 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5mg/kg MK-801 in P7-P21 rats followed by four weeks of social isolation in childhood and then five days of social housing. Animal behaviors were measured by the open field (OF) test, the novel object recognition (NOR) test, the prepulse inhibition (PPI) test, and the elevated plus maze (EPM) test...
January 28, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141630/neuroprotective-effect-of-modified-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-schizophrenia-a-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
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Jing-Li Gan, Hui-Feng Duan, Zheng-Xiang Cheng, Jia-Ming Yang, Xi-Quan Zhu, Cun-You Gao, Lan-Min Zhao, Xue-Jun Liang
The underlying mechanism of modified electroconvulsive therapy (MECT) treatment for drug-resistant and catatonic schizophrenia remains unclear. Here, we aim to investigate whether MECT exerts its antipsychotic effects through elevating N-acetylaspartate (NAA) concentration measured by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS). Multiple-voxel H-MRS was acquired in the bilateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) and thalamus to obtain measures of neurochemistry in 32 MECT, 34 atypical antipsychotic-treated schizophrenic patients, and 34 healthy controls...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138118/reduction-of-severity-of-recurrent-psychotic-episode-by-sustained-treatment-with-aripiprazole-in-a-schizophrenic-patient-with-dopamine-supersensitivity-a-case-report
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Shigenori Tadokoro, Naho Nonomura, Nobuhisa Kanahara, Kenji Hashimoto, Masaomi Iyo
Dopamine supersensitivity psychosis (DSP) is a type of acute exacerbation of recurrent psychosis caused by long-term treatment with antipsychotics in schizophrenic patients. Although DSP is exceedingly troublesome for clinicians, effective treatment has not yet been established. Based on clinical research and our animal study, we hypothesize that aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic, may reduce the exacerbation of recurrent psychotic episodes. We report the case of a 46-year-old female who suffered from schizophrenia with DSP...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137432/higher-than-recommended-dosages-of-antipsychotics-in-male-patients-with-schizophrenia-are-associated-with-increased-depression-but-no-major-neurocognitive-side-effects-results-of-a-cross-sectional-pilot-naturalistic-study
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Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Xenia Gonda, Melina Siamouli, Katerina Moutou, Zoe Nitsa, Brian E Leonard, Siegfried Kasper
INTRODUCTION: The current small pilot naturalistic cross-sectional study assesses whether higher dosages of antipsychotics are related to a satisfactory outcome concerning symptoms of schizophrenia but also to a worse outcome in terms of adverse events and neurocognitive function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 male stabilized hospitalized schizophrenic patients were assessed by PANSS, Calgary Depression Rating Scale, UKU and Simpson-Angus Scale and a battery of neurocognitive tests...
January 28, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132055/atmosphere-on-the-phenomenology-of-atmospheric-alterations-in-schizophrenia-overall-sense-of-reality-familiarity-vitality-meaning-or-relevance-ancillary-article-to-eawe-domain-5
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Louis Sass, Matthew Ratcliffe
"Atmospheric" alterations are key aspects of altered subjectivity in mental disorder. Karl Jaspers famously described the "delusional mood": a sense of uncanny salience and ominousness that often precedes the onset of schizophrenic psychosis or of delusions. Such experiences, he writes, involve "a transformation in our total awareness of reality" that often verges on ineffability. In psychiatry, these experiential alterations are often referred to in terms of "derealization." Though derealization most obviously refers to a decline in the sense of objective presence or felt actuality, it can also refer to other unusual experiences in which things seem unlike normal or standard reality, including altered familiarity, vitality, meaning, or relevance...
January 28, 2017: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130870/analysis-of-inedible-substance-ingestion-at-a-japanese-psychiatric-hospital
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So Yayama, Chie Tanimoto, Shunji Suto, Kei Matoba, Tomomi Kajiwara, Masue Inoue, Yoshimi Endo, Miyae Yamakawa, Kiyoko Makimoto
BACKGROUND: Inedible substance ingestion increases the risk of ileus, poisoning, and suffocation. Prevention is especially important in a psychiatric setting. This study aimed to analyze the incidence of inedible substance ingestion in a Japanese psychiatric hospital. METHODS: Inedible substance ingestion incidents were extracted from an incident report database spanning 2000-2012 at a 400-bed psychiatric hospital in Japan. We tabulated the frequencies of incidents in accordance with major diagnosis, ingested materials, incident levels, and time of occurrence...
January 27, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127146/ingestion-of-computer-circuit-boards-causing-esophageal-impaction-and-small-bowel-obstruction
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Nizar H Senussi, Nasir Saleem
Foreign body ingestion is common in patients with psychiatric diagnoses. Ingested objects can become impacted in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, causing serious complications. We report a case of a schizophrenic who ingested large pieces of computer circuit boards, which impacted at the mid-esophagus, in the stomach, and in the cecum. Endoscopic removal of the esophageal object was unsuccessful, and the foreign objects were removed by esophagotomy and laparotomy. Expeditious removal through endoscopic or surgical means is extremely important, as complications can be life-threatening...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126575/low-levels-of-serum-total-antioxidant-capacity-and-presence-at-admission-and-absence-at-discharge-of-a-day-night-change-as-a-marker-of-acute-paranoid-schizophrenia-relapse
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Armando L Morera-Fumero, Estefanía Díaz-Mesa, Pedro Abreu-Gonzalez, Lourdes Fernandez-Lopez, Maria Del Rosario Cejas-Mendez
BACKGROUND: An oxidant-antioxidant system dysregulation has been described as a schizophrenia pathophysiological base. The total antioxidant capacity (TAC) is one measure of the antioxidant capacity of a system. Day/night concentration changes is a biological characteristic of hormones such as melatonin or cortisol. There is no information about TAC day/night changes in schizophrenia. AIMS: Studying the existence of a day/night TAC change in schizophrenia. METHOD: Forty-three DSM-IV paranoid schizophrenia inpatients participated in the study...
January 19, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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