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Dan W Joyce, Angie A Kehagia, Derek K Tracy, Jessica Proctor, Sukhwinder S Shergill
BACKGROUND: Stratified or personalised medicine targets treatments for groups of individuals with a disorder based on individual heterogeneity and shared factors that influence the likelihood of response. Psychiatry has traditionally defined diagnoses by constellations of co-occurring signs and symptoms that are assigned a categorical label (e.g. schizophrenia). Trial methodology in psychiatry has evaluated interventions targeted at these categorical entities, with diagnoses being equated to disorders...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076407/medicinal-plant-diversity-and-inter-cultural-interactions-between-indigenous-guarani-criollos-and-polish-migrants-in-the-subtropics-of-argentina
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Monika Kujawska, Norma I Hilgert, Héctor A Keller, Guillermo Gil
Numerous studies highlight the importance of phytotherapy for indigenous and non-indigenous people in different parts of the world. In this work we analyze the richness (number of species), diversity (plant identity and the number of illnesses for which it is used) and similarity of plant species and illnesses treated with them, in order to contribute new data and insight into the importance of plant medicines to the local medical systems of people living in Misiones province, in the subtropics of Argentina...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059789/the-mild-behavioral-impairment-checklist%C3%A2-mbi-c-a-rating-scale-for%C3%A2-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in%C3%A2-pre-dementia-populations
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Zahinoor Ismail, Luis Agüera-Ortiz, Henry Brodaty, Alicja Cieslak, Jeffrey Cummings, Corinne E Fischer, Serge Gauthier, Yonas E Geda, Nathan Herrmann, Jamila Kanji, Krista L Lanctôt, David S Miller, Moyra E Mortby, Chiadi U Onyike, Paul B Rosenberg, Eric E Smith, Gwenn S Smith, David L Sultzer, Constantine Lyketsos
BACKGROUND: Mild behavioral impairment (MBI) is a construct that describes the emergence at ≥50 years of age of sustained and impactful neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS), as a precursor to cognitive decline and dementia. MBI describes NPS of any severity, which are not captured by traditional psychiatric nosology, persist for at least 6 months, and occur in advance of or in concert with mild cognitive impairment. While the detection and description of MBI has been operationalized in the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment - Alzheimer's Association (ISTAART-AA) research diagnostic criteria, there is no instrument that accurately reflects MBI as described...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056534/episodic-status-migrainosus-a-novel-migraine-subtype
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Tarun D Singh, F Michael Cutrer, Jonathan H Smith
Objective To report a case series of a novel migraine subtype, which we term as episodic status migrainosus (ESM), characterized by attacks of migraine exclusively lasting more than 72 hours. We hypothesized that this would represent a novel nosologic entity, possibly an unstable migraine phenotype with a high conversion rate to chronic migraine (CM). Methods We conducted a retrospective review of patients diagnosed with status migrainosus at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, between January 2005 and December 2015...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054193/personality-as-an-intermediate-phenotype-for-genetic-dissection-of-alcohol-use-disorder
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REVIEW
Lars Oreland, Gianvito Lagravinese, Simone Toffoletto, Kent W Nilsson, Jaanus Harro, C Robert Cloninger, Erika Comasco
Genetic and environmental interactive influences on predisposition to develop alcohol use disorder (AUD) account for the high heterogeneity among AUD patients and make research on the risk and resiliency factors complicated. Several attempts have been made to identify the genetic basis of AUD; however, only few genetic polymorphisms have consistently been associated with AUD. Intermediate phenotypes are expected to be in-between proxies of basic neuronal biological processes and nosological symptoms of AUD...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044944/a-pragmatic-approach-to-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mixed-features-in-adults-with-mood-disorders
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Roger S McIntyre, Yena Lee, Rodrigo B Mansur
Mixed features specifier (MFS) is a new nosological entity defined and operationalized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), 5th Edition. The impetus to introduce the MFS and supplant mixed states was protean, including the lack of ecological validity, high rates of misdiagnosis, and guideline discordant treatment for mixed states. Mixed features specifier identifies a phenotype in psychiatry with greater illness burden, as evidenced by earlier age at onset, higher episode frequency and chronicity, psychiatric and medical comorbidity, suicidality, and suboptimal response to conventional antidepressants...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041712/broken-heart-tako-tsubo-or-stress-cardiomyopathy-metaphors-meanings-and-their-medical-impact
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REVIEW
Thomas Efferth, Mita Banerjee, Norbert W Paul
The cardiac impact of psychological stress historically and socially understood as boundary experiences of human life has long since become an icon. From the aching heart to the sudden death provoked by awe, horror, grief, anger, and humiliation on one side and extreme enchantment, enthusiasm, and excitement on the other, the broken heart has become a globally recognized and powerful metaphor present from folklore to popular culture to high literature and back to everyday communication. In medicine, the "broken heart syndrome" is described as a relatively new nosological entity that has been used synonymously with the term tako-tsubo or stress cardiomyopathy...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038493/electrotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-affected-by-rabies-experiments-conducted-at-the-maggiore-hospital-of-milan-in-1865
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Silvia Marinozzi, Matteo Gulino, Valentina Gazzaniga
During the nineteenth century, the scientific context of rabies treatment was weak due to the lack of the literature on specific nosology of the rabies disease, and unspecific and ineffective therapy approaches. Electrotherapy already represented an important therapeutic approach for nervous system diseases, although not specifically for rabies. In the present paper, the authors discuss the use of electrotherapy in the treatment of humans affected by rabies in an experimental study conducted at the Maggiore Hospital of Milan, with the aim of establishing the discovery of a possible specific therapy...
December 2016: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036066/dsm-nosology-changes-in-neuropsychological-diagnoses-through-the-years-a-look-at-adhd-and-mild-neurocognitive-disorder
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REVIEW
Anne R Carlew, Andrea L Zartman
This article discusses the evolution of modern neuropsychology as a field and the concomitant changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Themes in neuropsychology through the years will be highlighted alongside discussion of how neuropsychologists and neuropsychological research have influenced and have been influenced by the DSM. The DSM 5 attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and mild neurocognitive disorder will be used as examples to reflect the evolution of the disorders in relation to neuropsychology and the DSM...
December 29, 2016: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034470/-cutaneous-granular-bacteriosis-occurring-in-staphylococcus-aureus-septicaemia
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D Mermin, A-L Védie, M-L Jullie, A Fauconneau, M Beylot-Barry, A Pham-Ledard
BACKGROUND: Herein we report a case of cutaneous granular bacteriosis, with discussion of the nosological setting of this entity based upon the clinical and histological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 62-year-old woman receiving methotrexate for Sezary syndrome was admitted for fever of 38.5̊C and overall impairment of her health. She presented a fistulous nodule on her right knee, and skin biopsy revealed a focus of ulcerated suppuration with quantities of Gram+ and Grocott+ granules containing no filament, enclosed by eosinophilic matter (Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon)...
December 26, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032415/what-to-expect-from-reliability-and-validity-claims-a-pragmatic-conception-of-psychiatric-nosology
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Sander Lefere, Ruben De Rouck, Leen De Vreese
The reliability and validity of psychiatric diagnoses have always been a major concern. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) reliability field trials yielded ambiguous results, with some diagnostic categories scoring well below par. We argue that the emphasis on the reliability of psychiatric diagnoses, which has dominated psychiatric nosology and guided the endeavor of improving the DSM in its consecutive editions, is misguided and lacks in structural validity. In this article, we defend a pragmatic view on psychiatric disease as the most fruitful approach to an understanding of what the categorical distinctions in the DSM (can) represent...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032396/computational-neuroscience-approach-to-biomarkers-and-treatments-for-mental-disorders
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Noriaki Yahata, Kiyoto Kasai, Mitsuo Kawato
Psychiatry research has long experienced a stagnation stemming from a lack of understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of phenomenologically defined mental disorders. Recently, the application of computational neuroscience to psychiatry research has shown great promise in establishing a link between phenomenological and pathophysiological aspects of mental disorders, thereby recasting current nosology in more biologically meaningful dimensions. In this review, we highlight recent investigations in computational neuroscience that undertook either theory- or data-driven approaches to quantitatively delineate the mechanisms of mental disorders...
December 29, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031853/lithium-therapy-in-comorbid-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-and-cycloid-psychosis
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Paul Brown, Sridhar Kashiviswanath, Alison Huynh, Naveen Allha, Ken Piaggio, Saddichha Sahoo, Ankur Gupta
The treatment of post-ictal psychosis has foundered on uncertainty in diagnosis of psychotic phenotypes, and equivocal efficacy of first and second generation antipsychotics. This article presents a case history of comorbid temporal lobe epilepsy and psychosis, suggests the applicability of the continental, cycloid psychosis diagnostic conceptualization to post-ictal psychoses, and demonstrates the efficacy of lithium in their treatment. Clinical studies of comorbidity of epilepsy and psychosis offer great potential as a basis for modelling brain-mind relationships, and neuropsychiatric nosology, pathophysiology and treatment...
December 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017744/first-case-of-primary-sellar-suprasellar-intraventricular-ewing-sarcoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Pier Paolo Mattogno, Davide Nasi, Corrado Iaccarino, Gabriele Oretti, Luisa Santoro, Antonio Romano
BACKGROUND: Intracranial Ewing Sarcoma (ES) and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (pPNETs) are extremely rare and poorly differentiated neoplasms. Recent immunohistochemical and cytogenetic findings support the possibility of a unique nosological entity. Primary intracranial localization of this tumor is extremely rare: a small number of cases are reported in the literature, with only a part of them confirmed by genetic studies. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of 12 year-old-patient affected by sellar-suprasellar mass with intraventricular extension that in all its features mimes a transinfundibular craniopharyngioma...
December 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009313/character-and-frequency-of-the-variations-of-co-and-polymorbid-syntropic-extrahepatic-lesions-and-their-dependence-on-the-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-severity-degree-in-cirrhotic-patients
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O Abrahamovych, M Abrahamovych, S Tolopko, O Fayura, M Ferko
In this study, we comprehensively examined 93 patients with liver cirrhosis, selected in a randomized manner, with the preliminary stratification by the presence of hepatopulmonary syndrome with the aim to study the nature and frequency of extrahepatic syntropic lesions of organs and systems and their dependence on the severity of lung injury that is necessary for the appointment of the most effective individualized comprehensive treatment. The results of our calculations showed that with the increasing of the hepatopulmonary syndromeseverity degree, the nature and the frequency of the syntropic co- and polymorbid functional and organic extrahepatic lesions of the organs and body systems was significantly (p<0...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003644/norrbottnian-clinical-variant-of-gaucher-disease-in-southern-italy
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Simona Sestito, Mirella Filocamo, Ferdinando Ceravolo, Francesca Falvo, Michele Grisolia, Maria Teresa Moricca, Renato Cantaffa, Serena Grossi, Pietro Strisciuglio, Daniela Concolino
The Norrbottnian type of Gaucher disease (GD), as described many years ago, is due to a unique neuronopathic variant (c.1448T>G; L444P) that may have appeared during or before the sixteenth century in northern Sweden. It is a well-defined nosological entity with a characteristic course of clinical manifestations. In particular, Norrbottnian patients described in Sweden and Poland seem to share identical clinical histories characterized by the early onset of significant hepatosplenomegaly, often requiring splenectomy at an early age...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992049/the-treatment-of-madness-in-the-nineteenth-and-twentieth-centuries-discourses-about-curability-in-spanish-mental-health-care-1890-1917
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José Javier Plumed Domingo, Luis Miguel Rojo Moreno
This article studies the discourses about curability constructed by Spanish mental health practitioners in the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. While in the 1870s and 1880s the predominant discourse promoted by doctors attached to private institutions was extremely optimistic, it subsequently changed and became more pessimistic regarding treatment outcomes. However, given phrenopathists' professional needs, they continued to profess more or less unshakeable confidence in the therapeutic abilities of psychiatry...
October 2016: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987052/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-wide-literature-for-few-cases-status-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Pietro Emiliano Doneddu, Daniele Coraci, Paola De Franco, Ilaria Paolasso, Pietro Caliandro, Luca Padua
Despite its low prevalence and incidence, considerable debate exists in the literature on thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). From literature analysis on nerve entrapments, we realized that TOS is the second most commonly published entrapment syndrome in the literature (after carpal tunnel syndrome) and that it is even more reported than ulnar neuropathy at elbow, which, instead, is very frequent. Despite the large amount of articles, there is still controversy regarding its classification, clinical picture, diagnostic objective findings, diagnostic modalities, therapeutical strategies and outcomes...
December 16, 2016: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986418/absence-epilepsy-continuum-of-the-clinical-presentation-and-epigenetics
#19
Laura M Guilhoto
PURPOSE: Although absence seizures do predominate in childhood they may occur at all ages and clinical presentation varies widely. Albeit considered a benign seizure type, chronic evolution with therapeutic refractoriness is possible in some patients with absences. The aim of this paper is to summarize the main syndromic presentation of absence seizures and its outcome regarding treatment and prognosis. METHOD: We performed a review of literature with emphasis in historic and classical manuscripts about absence epilepsy...
December 6, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973667/networks-and-nosology-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#20
Richard J McNally
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December 14, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
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