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Jeffrey Guina, Matthew Baker, Kelly Stinson, Jon Maust, Joseph Coles, Pamela Broderick
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Since 1980, posttraumatic stress (PTS) disorder has been controversial because of its origin as a social construct, its discriminating trauma definition, and the Procrustean array of symptoms/clusters chosen for inclusion/exclusion. This review summarizes the history of trauma-related nosology and proposed changes, within current categorical models (trauma definitions, symptoms/clusters, subtypes/specifiers, disorders) and new models. RECENT FINDINGS: Considering that trauma is a risk factor for virtually all mental disorders (particularly depressive, anxiety, dissociative, personality), the multi-finality of trauma (some survivors are resilient, and some develop PTS and/or non-PTS symptoms), and the various symptoms that trauma survivors express (mood, cognitive, perceptual, somatic), it is difficult to classify PTS...
August 15, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807867/impairment-of-different-protein-domains-causes-variable-clinical-presentation-within-pitt-hopkins-syndrome-and-suggests-intragenic-molecular-syndromology-of-tcf4
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Maria Francesca Bedeschi, Giuseppe Marangi, Maria Rosaria Calvello, Stefania Ricciardi, Francesca Pia Chiara Leone, Marco Baccarin, Silvana Guerneri, Daniela Orteschi, Marina Murdolo, Serena Lattante, Silvia Frangella, Beth Keena, Margaret H Harr, Elaine Zackai, Marcella Zollino
Pitt-Hopkins syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual disability and a distinctive facial gestalt. It is caused by haploinsufficiency of the TCF4 gene. The TCF4 protein has different functional domains, with the NLS (nuclear localization signal) domain coded by exons 7-8 and the bHLH (basic Helix-Loop-Helix) domain coded by exon 18. Several alternatively spliced TCF4 variants have been described, allowing for translation of variable protein isoforms. Typical PTHS patients have impairment of at least the bHLH domain...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805131/brain-positron-emission-tomography-with-2-18-f-2-deoxi-d-glucose-of-patients-with-dystonia-and-essential-tremor-detects-differences-between-these-disorders
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Vadim Belenky, Andrei Stanzhevsky, Olga Klicenko, Alexandr Skoromets
We studied patients with dystonia (D) and essential tremor (ET) using positron emission tomography (PET) equipped with Cortex ID software. This allowed PET brain visualisation to be compared to scans of a control group by means of the z-score. The study revealed hypo-metabolism in both D and ET groups, and additionally revealed a difference between these two groups of patients in certain areas of the brain. These two nosological forms overlap in clinical features and are difficult to differentiate. The PET picture may help to provide a differential diagnosis in addition to the biochemical difference in dopamine exchange previously revealed by us in this group of patients...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802063/hepatitis-b-virus-pregenomic-rna-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-nosological-and-prognostic-determinant
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Boris Halgand, Christophe Desterke, Lise Rivière, Guillaume Fallot, Mylène Sebagh, Julien Calderaro, Paulette Bioulac-Sage, Christine Neuveut, Marie-Annick Buendia, Didier Samuel, Cyrille Féray
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, very little is known about the replication of HBV in HCC tissues. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed viral and cellular parameters in HCC (T) and non-tumor liver (NT) samples from 99 HBsAg-positive, virologically suppressed patients treated by tumour resection or liver transplantation. We examined total HBV DNA and RNA as well as covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) and pregenomic RNA (pgRNA), which are considered as markers of active HBV replication...
August 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800416/the-enigma-of-male-eating-disorders-a-critical-review-and-synthesis
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REVIEW
Stuart B Murray, Jason M Nagata, Scott Griffiths, Jerel P Calzo, Tiffany A Brown, Deborah Mitchison, Aaron J Blashill, Jonathan M Mond
Historically, male presentations of eating disorders (EDs) have been perceived as rare and atypical - a perception that has resulted in the systematic underrepresentation of males in ED research. This underrepresentation has profoundly impacted clinical practice with male patients, in which i) stigmatization and treatment non-engagement are more likely, ii) a distinct array of medical complexities are faced, and iii) symptom presentations differ markedly from female presentations. Further, the marginalization of males from ED research has hindered the assessment and clinical management of these presentations...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790513/the-jeremiah-metzger-lecture-cancer-in-the-twenty-first-century-an-inside-view-from-an-outsider
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Edward J Benz
Cancer is not a single disease. The term refers to literally hundreds of illnesses sharing common features: inappropriate proliferation of imperfectly differentiated cell types, invasion of nearby vital structures, and spread to distant sites (metastasis). Invasiveness and metastasis distinguish cancers from benign tumors such as fibroids and meningiomas. Yet, each type is distinct, possessed of defining morphologic, histologic, biochemical, and genomic features that have allowed oncologists to develop a nosology that guides diagnosis and therapy...
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782970/review-of-cold-war-freud-psychiatry-in-communist-europe-and-psiquiatr%C3%A3-a-psico%C3%A3-nalisis-y-cultura-comunista-batallas-ideol%C3%A3-gicas-en-la-guerra-fria-psychiatry-psychoanalysis-and-communist-culture-ideological-battles-in-the-cold-war
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Marco Innamorati
Reviews the books, Cold War Freud by D. Herzog (2016), Psychiatry in Communist Europe edited by M. Savelli and S. Marks (2015), and Psiquiatría, Psicoánalisis y Cultura Comunista: Batallas Ideológicas en la Guerra Fria [Psychiatry, psychoanalysis and communist culture: Ideological battles in the Cold War] by H. Vezzetti. On the whole, the three books show how the Cold War influenced, in various ways, psychiatric and psychotherapeutic cultures. Beyond the Iron Curtain, as one can perceive from the book edited by Savelli and Marks (2015), politics explicitly set the agenda for the psychological sciences, using them even to invent ad hoc nosologies, useful for purposes related to power...
August 2017: History of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766549/-analysis-of-inpatient-care-for-hiv-positive-patients-with-malignant-lymphomas-and-hepatitis-over-5-years-2011-2015-at-the-a-s-loginov-moscow-clinical-research-center-moscow-healthcare-department
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A V Pivnik, M V Tumanova, A V Chistyakova, G A Dudina, M G Dubnitskaya, O V Mukhin, E P Sergeeva
The authors give their own data in the first Russian publication on 170 patients with lymphomas and hepatitis concurrent with HIV infection, on the distribution of therapy regimens by nosological entities and the number of deaths. Conventional protocols and programs were used for diagnosis and treatment. All the patients received highly active antiretroviral therapy. Lymphoma was treated according to the conventional programs using rituximab in people without hepatitis B. Aggressive lymphomas, such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, and plasmablastic lymphoma, were identified in most patients...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766547/-breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
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N G Chernova, E E Zvonkov, A M Kovrigina, A B Sudarikov, D S Badmazhapova, N G Gabeeva, T N Obukhova, S R Karagyulyan, V G Savchenko
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma will be identified as a separate nosological entity in the 2017 adapted WHO classification due to differences in its clinical presentations, pathogenesis, and prognosis with those of nodal and cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphomas. The paper gives a review of the literature and describes the authors' own clinical case of common breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma involving breast tissue, axillary lymph nodes, anterior chest muscles, and bone marrow...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766057/overview-of-the-2017-who-classification-of-pituitary-tumors
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REVIEW
Ozgur Mete, M Beatriz Lopes
This review focuses on discussing the main changes on the upcoming fourth edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Pituitary Gland emphasizing histopathological and molecular genetics aspects of pituitary neuroendocrine (i.e., pituitary adenomas) and some of the non-neuroendocrine tumors involving the pituitary gland. Instead of a formal review, we introduced the highlights of the new WHO classification by answering select questions relevant to practising pathologists. The revised classification of pituitary adenomas, in addition to hormone immunohistochemistry, recognizes the role of other immunohistochemical markers including but not limited to pituitary transcription factors...
August 1, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757769/the-borderland-between-normal-aging-and-dementia
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REVIEW
Raymond Y Lo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) has become a global health issue as the population ages. There is no effective treatment to protect against its occurrence or progression. Some argue that the lack of treatment response is due to delays in diagnosis. By the time a diagnosis of AD is made, neurodegenerative changes are at the stage where very few neurons can be salvaged by medication. The AD research community has developed the idea of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in an attempt to find predementia patients who might benefit from potentially therapeutic drugs that have proven ineffective in the past...
April 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755831/-malignant-proliferating-trichilemmal-cyst-of-the-scalp-a-case-report
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J ElBenaye, Y Elkhachine, A Sakkah, M Sinaa, M Moumine, A Jakar, M Elhaouri
BACKGROUND: Proliferating trichilemmal cyst (PTC) is a rare adnexal tumor, generally benign, primarily sitting on the scalp of elderly women. About fifty cases are reported in the literature. Herein, we describe another one particularly aggressive. OBSERVATION: A 70-year-old woman had been showing an increase in the size of an occipital cyst for 6years. A cephalic scan and wide surgical excision had confirmed the diagnosis of a malignant PTC. Four months later, the tumor recurred with regional metastases and intracerebral invasion...
July 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755757/understanding-eating-disorders-within-internalizing-psychopathology-a-novel-transdiagnostic-hierarchical-dimensional-model
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Kelsie T Forbush, Kelsey E Hagan, Benjamin A Kite, Danielle A N Chapa, Brittany K Bohrer, Sara R Gould
BACKGROUND: Several problems with the classification and diagnosis of eating disorders (EDs) have been identified, including proliferation of 'other specified' diagnoses, within-disorder heterogeneity, and frequent diagnostic migration over time. Beyond problems within EDs, past research suggested that EDs fit better in a spectrum of internalizing psychopathology (characterized by mood and anxiety disorders) than in a separate diagnostic class. PURPOSE: To develop a transdiagnostic, hierarchical-dimensional model relevant to ED psychopathology that: 1) reduces diagnostic heterogeneity, 2) includes important dimensions of internalizing psychopathology that are often excluded from ED diagnostic models, and 3) predicts clinical impairment...
June 28, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754505/mapping-emotional-disorders-at-the-finest-level-convergent-validity-and-joint-structure-based-on-alternative-measures
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Allison Dornbach-Bender, Camilo J Ruggero, Monika A Waszczuk, Wakiza Gamez, David Watson, Roman Kotov
BACKGROUND: Traditional categorization of emotional disorders suffers from within-disorder heterogeneity and excessive comorbidity. Quantitative nosology instead proposes grouping homogenous components of these disorders within a higher order internalizing dimension. However, the precise number, composition, and hierarchical structure of these components remains unclear and varies based on assessment tools. METHODS: The present study jointly examined two assessment systems with the broadest coverage of homogeneous emotional disorder components-the revised Interview for Mood and Anxiety Symptoms (IMAS-R) and the self-report-based expanded version of the Inventory of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms (IDAS-II)-to map their convergent and discriminant validity and joint structure in outpatient (N=426) and treated student (N=306) samples...
June 29, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753076/the-burden-of-psychosocial-morbidity-related-to-cancer-patient-and-family-issues
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Rosangela Caruso, Mara Giulia Nanni, Michelle B Riba, Silvana Sabato, Luigi Grassi
With cancer incidence increasing over time, attention to the burden of related psychiatric and psychosocial consequences of the disease and treatment is a major topic for both cancer patients and their caregivers. Among cancer patients, psychiatric (e.g. adjustment, anxiety, depressive disorders) and neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. cognitive disorders secondary to treatment, delirium) have been shown to affect an average of 30-35% patients, with differences according to stage and type of cancer. Also other psychosocial syndromes (e...
July 28, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745688/-risk-factors-for-anemia-in-the-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yu S Milovanov, L V Kozlovskaya, L Yu Milovanova, M M Markina, V V Kozlov, M V Taranova, V V Fomin
AIM: To identify the early markers of anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN) and glomerulonephritis (GN) in systemic diseases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-nine patients with some male preponderance who were aged 21 to 65 years (45.3±11.1 years) and had CKD (CGN and GN) in systemic diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus and Wegener's granulomatosis) in the early stages (Stages I-II) of CKD were examined. GN was diagnosed by a lifetime renal biopsy...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733977/molecular-classification-of-tumor-cells-in-a-patient-with-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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W M Bauer, M C Aichelburg, J Griss, C Skrabs, I Simonitsch-Klupp, A I Schiefer, H Kittler, U Jäger, M Zeyda, R Knobler, G Stingl
BACKGROUND: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare type of extranodal large B-cell lymphoma. It is characterized by the proliferation of tumour cells exclusively intraluminally in small blood vessels of different organs. The clinical manifestation depends on the type of organ affected, additionally, a haemophagocytic syndrome can be observed in some patients. OBJECTIVE: Due to the rarity of this lymphoma and in spite of detailed immunohistochemical investigations the exact nosology of this cancer is only incompletely understood...
July 22, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729090/the-overlap-between-essential-tremor-and-parkinson-disease
#18
Musleh Algarni, Alfonso Fasano
INTRODUCTION: Essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD) are common disorders especially in the aging population and can have overlapping features that can make it difficult to differentiate between the two. In addition, a possible overlap from a pathophysiological standpoint has been often advocated in the past. METHODS: In this review article, we gather the recent evidence in favor or against a possible relationship between ET and PD. This exercise follows the new advances in the field of tremor from both a pathophysiological and nosological perspective...
July 12, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704701/-developing-culturally-sensitive-affect-scales-for-global-mental-health-research-and-practice-emotional-balance-not-named-syndromes-in-indian-adivasi-subjective-well-being
#19
Jeffrey G Snodgrass, Michael G Lacy, Chakrapani Upadhyay
We present a perspective to analyze mental health without either a) imposing Western illness categories or b) adopting local or "native" categories of mental distress. Our approach takes as axiomatic only that locals within any culture share a cognitive and verbal lexicon of salient positive and negative emotional experiences, which an appropriate and repeatable set of ethnographic procedures can elicit. Our approach is provisionally agnostic with respect to either Western or native nosological categories, and instead focuses on persons' relative frequency of experiencing emotions...
June 27, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685555/d%C3%A2-andrea%C3%A2-s-disease-angiomegaly-a-currently-well-defined-nosological-entitys
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S Taurone, M Spoletini, F M Di Matteo, R Mele, L Tromba, F R Grippaudo, A Minni, M Artico
In 1997 D’Andrea et al. described a new nosological entity the characteristics of which consisted of lengthening, dilation and tortuosity of blood vessels, arteries or veins, less prominent, but also less circumscribed than an aneurysm. This condition does not necessarily imply specific aneurysm formation although aneurysms at multiple sites are a frequent observation. The term used by authors for angiomegaly of the venous system was venomegaly and the analogous condition of the arterial system was termed arteriomegaly...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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