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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922734/persistent-antidepressant-effect-of-low-dose-ketamine-and-activation-in-the-supplementary-motor-area-and-anterior-cingulate-cortex-in-treatment-resistant-depression-a-randomized-control-study
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Mu-Hong Chen, Cheng-Ta Li, Wei-Chen Lin, Chen-Jee Hong, Pei-Chi Tu, Ya-Mei Bai, Chih-Ming Cheng, Tung-Ping Su
A single low-dose ketamine infusion exhibited a rapid antidepressant effect within 1h. Despite its short biological half-life (approximately 3h), the antidepressant effect of ketamine has been demonstrated to persist for several days. However, changes in brain function responsible for the persistent antidepressant effect of a single low-dose ketamine infusion remain unclear METHODS: Twenty-four patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) were randomized into three groups according to the treatment received: 0...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922589/higher-baseline-proinflammatory-cytokines-mark-poor-antidepressant-response-in-bipolar-disorder
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Francesco Benedetti, Sara Poletti, Thomas A Hoogenboezem, Clara Locatelli, Harm de Wit, Annemarie J M Wijkhuijs, Cristina Colombo, Hemmo A Drexhage
BACKGROUND: The clinical relevance of raised levels of circulating cytokines in bipolar disorder is still unclear. Cytokines influence neurotransmitters, neuroplasticity, and white matter integrity. An inconsistent literature suggests that higher cytokine levels could hamper antidepressant response. Total sleep deprivation (TSD) and light therapy (LT) prompt a rapid antidepressant response and can provide a model treatment to study predictors of response. METHODS: We studied at baseline 15 immune-regulating compounds in 37 consecutively admitted inpatients with a major depressive episode in the course of bipolar disorder (DSM-5 criteria) and in 24 controls...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919335/the-effect-of-resistance-exercise-on-sleep-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ana Kovacevic, Yorgi Mavros, Jennifer J Heisz, Maria A Fiatarone Singh
Impaired sleep quality and quantity are associated with future morbidity and mortality. Exercise may be an effective non-pharmacological intervention to improve sleep, however, little is known on the effect of resistance exercise. Thus, we performed a systematic review of the literature to determine the acute and chronic effects of resistance exercise on sleep quantity and quality. Thirteen studies were included. Chronic resistance exercise improves all aspects of sleep, with the greatest benefit for sleep quality...
July 19, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918241/stigma-experienced-by-patients-with-severe-mental-disorders-a-nationwide-multicentric-study-from-india
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Sandeep Grover, Ajit Avasthi, Aakanksha Singh, Amitava Dan, Rajarshi Neogi, Darpan Kaur, Bhavesh Lakdawala, Abhijit R Rozatkar, Naresh Nebhinani, Suravi Patra, Priya Sivashankar, Alka A Subramanyam, Adarsh Tripathi, Ab Majid Gania, Gurvinder Pal Singh, Prakash Behere
This study aimed to evaluate the stigma and its correlates among patients with severe mental disorders. Patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia (N = 707), bipolar disorder (N = 344) and recurrent depressive disorder (N = 352) currently in clinical remission from 14 participating centres were assessed on Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (ISMIS). Patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia experienced higher level of alienation, sterotype endorsement, discrimination experience and total stigma when compared to patients with bipolar disorder and recurrent depressive disorder...
August 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916319/inhibition-of-growth-and-biofilm-formation-of-clinical-bacterial-isolates-by-nio-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-eucalyptus-globulus-plants
#5
Samia Saleem, Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Majed Al-Shaeri, Javed Musarrat
Nanotechnology based therapeutics has emerged as a promising approach for augmenting the activity of existing antimicrobials due to the unique physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles (NPs). Nickel oxide nanoparticles (NiO-NPs) have been suggested as prospective antibacterial and antitumor agent. In this study, NiO-NPs have been synthesized by a green approach using Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract and assessed for their bactericidal activity. The morphology and purity of synthesized NiO-NPs determined through various spectroscopic techniques like UV-Visible, FT-IR, XRD, EDX and electron microscopy differed considerably...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915856/exercise-prescription-for-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-potential-benefits-and-practical-recommendations
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Farzin Halabchi, Zahra Alizadeh, Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Maryam Abolhasani
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) can result in significant mental and physical symptoms, specially muscle weakness, abnormal walking mechanics, balance problems, spasticity, fatigue, cognitive impairment and depression. Patients with MS frequently decrease physical activity due to the fear from worsening the symptoms and this can result in reconditioning. Physicians now believe that regular exercise training is a potential solution for limiting the reconditioning process and achieving an optimal level of patient activities, functions and many physical and mental symptoms without any concern about triggering the onset or exacerbation of disease symptoms or relapse...
September 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913290/delayed-onset-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-at-18-months-after-absorbable-plate-fixation-for-zygomaticomaxillary-complex-fracture
#7
Hyun Rok Lee, Hea Kyeong Shin, Dong Lark Lee, Gyu Yong Jung
None of the reports of delayed infection mentioned a latent period exceeding 13 months. we report an infection that developed 18 months after implantation of an absorbable plate. A 16-year-old adolescent girl had undergone reduction and fixation with an absorbable plate for Lefort I and zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures 18 months prior at our hospital. In her most recent hospital visit as an outpatient, abscess was observed in periocular area. Computed tomography revealed sinusitis with an abscess above the infraorbital rim...
December 2016: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912263/hemodynamic-phenotyping-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-left-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Robert Naeije, Mario Gerges, Jean-Luc Vachiery, Sergio Caravita, Christian Gerges, Irene M Lang
Increased pulmonary venous pressure secondary to left heart disease is the most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH). The diagnosis of PH due to left heart disease relies on a clinical probability assessment followed by the invasive measurements of a mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) ≥25 mm Hg and mean wedged PAP (PAWP) >15 mm Hg. A combination of mean PAP and mean PAWP defines postcapillary PH. Postcapillary PH is generally associated with a diastolic pulmonary pressure gradient (diastolic PAP minus mean PAWP) <7 mm Hg, a transpulmonary pressure gradient (mean PAP minus mean PAWP) <12 mm Hg, and pulmonary vascular resistance ≤3 Wood units (WU)...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911960/characterization-of-the-adrenocorticotrophic-hormone-induced-mouse-model-of-resistance-to-antidepressant-drug-treatment
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Bettadapura N Srikumar, Mahesh Paschapur, Narasimharaju Kalidindi, Bharath Adepu, Manish L Das, Muppana V Sreedhara, Vijaya K Kuchibhotla, Rick L Pieschl, Yu-Wen Li, Durga Shiva Prasad Ega, Justin Louis, Senthilkumar Murugesan, Pattipati S Naidu, Manjunath Ramarao, Linda J Bristow, Reeba K Vikramadithyan
Approximately 30-60% of patients treated with existing antidepressants fail to achieve remission of depressive symptoms leading to Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD). There is an urgent need to develop novel medications, which is highly limited by the non-availability of relevant animal models with good predictive validity. ACTH administration has been shown to result in the resistance to acute and chronic effects of imipramine. However, the pharmacology of the model and the mechanisms contributing to the resistance are not completely understood...
September 11, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911850/activation-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-pathway-by-olanzapine-augments-antidepressant-effects-of-venlafaxine-in-mice
#10
Jaya Thomas, Razia Khanam, Divya Vohora
Recent clinical studies report antipsychotics as a better option to augment the action of antidepressants in treatment resistant cases. However, the proper mechanisms underlying the antidepressant effect of antipsychotics is still not clear. Indolamine 2, 3 dioxygenase (IDO) pathway is considered to be an important pathway in pro-inflammatory cytokine associated stress-induced depression. The present study investigated the antidepressant effect of venlafaxine, olanzapine and their combinations in chronic forced-swim stress-induced depression in mice...
August 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911006/ghrelin-serum-concentrations-are-associated-with-treatment-response-during-lithium-augmentation-of-antidepressants
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Roland Ricken, Sandra Bopp, Peter Schlattmann, Hubertus Himmerich, Tom Bschor, Christoph Richter, Samuel Elstner, Thomas J Stamm, Brigitte Schulz-Ratei, Alexandra Lingesleben, Friedel M Reischies, Philipp Sterzer, Stefan Borgwardt, Michael Bauer, Andreas Heinz, Rainer Hellweg, Undine E Lang, Mazda Adli
Background: Lithium augmentation of antidepressants is an effective strategy in treatment-resistant depression. The proteohormone ghrelin is thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of depression. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of treatment response with the course of ghrelin levels during lithium augmentation. Method: Ghrelin serum concentrations and severity of depression were measured in 85 acute depressive patients before and after 4 weeks of lithium augmentation...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906325/antidepressant-combination-versus-antidepressants-plus-second-generation-antipsychotic-augmentation-in-treatment-resistant-unipolar-depression
#12
Gabriella Gobbi, Maykel F Ghabrash, Nicolas Nuñez, John Tabaka, Jessica Di Sante, Marie Saint-Laurent, Stephen Vida, Theodore Kolivakis, Nancy Low, Pablo Cervantes, Linda Booij, Stefano Comai
Patients with treatment-resistant unipolar depression (TRD) are treated with antidepressant combinations (ADs) or with second-generation antipsychotics plus AD (SGA+AD) augmentation; however, the clinical characteristics, the factors associated independently with response to SGA+AD, and the outcome trajectories have not yet been characterized. We performed a naturalistic study on the latest stable trial (medication unchanged for about 3 months) in 86 TRD patients with resistance to at least two ADs trials, who received ADs (n=36) or SGA+AD (n=50) treatments...
September 12, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900387/social-isolation-in-early-versus-late-adolescent-mice-is-associated-with-persistent-behavioral-deficits-that-can-be-improved-by-neurosteroid-based-treatment
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Andrea Locci, Philippe Geoffroy, Michel Miesch, Ayikoe-Guy Mensah-Nyagan, Graziano Pinna
Early trauma and stress exposure during a critical period of life may increase the risk of major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adulthood. The first-choice treatment for MDD and PTSD are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. Unfortunately, half of MDD and PTSD patients show resistance to the therapeutic effects of these drugs and more efficient treatments are essential. Both MDD and PTSD patients present reduced levels of allopregnanolone (Allo), a potent endogenous positive allosteric modulator of GABA action at GABAA receptors which are normalized by SSRIs in treatment responders...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894050/compounds-of-psoriasis-with-obesity-and-overweight
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Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek, Waldemar Placek
Many epidemiological studies have confirmed the relationship of obesity and psoriasis, and it is believed that obesity is an independent risk factor for its development and is associated with a worse prognosis. Furthermore, the reduction of body weight, using low-calorie diet combined with exercise, reduces the severity of psoriasis.Visceral adipose tissue is the largest endocrine organ, producing proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-17) and adipokines (adiponectin, omentin, chemerin). They participate in the development of dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes, and consequently of the cardiovascular diseases...
August 24, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892932/comparison-of-effect-of-lavandula-officinalis-and-venlafaxine-in-treating-depression-a-double-blind-clinical-trial
#15
Masoud Nikfarjam, Reza Rakhshan, Hourivash Ghaderi
INTRODUCTION: Major depressive disorder is a chronic disease which may be associated with other mental illnesses. Lavandula officinalis and venlafaxine, herbal and chemical drugs respectively, are used to treat depression. Despite pharmacotherapy, major depressive disorder has a complicated pattern of resistance and recurrence. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of L. officinalis and venlafaxine in treating depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this study, 120 patients referred to the psychiatry clinic of the Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran, were randomly selected...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891419/effects-of-listening-to-holy-qur-an-recitation-and-physical-training-on-dialysis-efficacy-functional-capacity-and-psychosocial-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis
#16
Bechir Frih, Wajdi Mkacher, Abir Bouzguenda, Hamdi Jaafar, Salem Ali ALkandari, Zohra Ben Salah, Bart Sas, Mohamed Hammami, Ameur Frih
The purpose of this study was to determine whether listening to Holy Qur'an recitation would augment the beneficial effects of physical exercise on physiological and psychological measures in elderly patients undergoing haemodialysis. Fifty-three male haemodialysis patients were randomly assigned to an intervention group (listening to Holy Qur'an recitation in combination with endurance-resistance training, n = 28) or a control group (endurance-resistance training only, n = 25). Functional capacity was assessed using the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) and the Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT)...
December 2017: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890399/activated-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-trkb-signaling-in-rat-dorsal-and-ventral-hippocampi-following-10-day-electroconvulsive-seizure-treatment
#17
Shingo Enomoto, Kunio Shimizu, Masashi Nibuya, Eiji Suzuki, Kiyoshi Nagata, Takashi Kondo
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still the most effective strategy to treat severe and drug-resistant depressive disorders. Electroconvulsive seizure (ECS), which induces neuroplastic structural alterations and resilient behavioral changes in experimental animals, is the model of the ECT for human depression. ECT is typically administered three times per week for up to 4 weeks, while ECS treatments are administered daily for 10days. The increased expression of hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) induced by antidepressive ECS treatment in experimental animals has been well documented...
September 7, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889128/hemorrhage-detection-and-incidence-during-magnetic-resonance-guided-deep-brain-stimulator-implantations
#18
Alastair J Martin, Philip A Starr, Jill L Ostrem, Paul S Larson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) is increasingly used to implant deep brain stimulator (DBS) electrodes. The approach has the advantages of a high targeting accuracy, minimization of brain penetrations, and allowance of implantation under general anesthesia. The hemorrhagic complications of iMRI-guided DBS implantation have not been studied in a large series. We report on the incidence and characteristics of hemorrhage during these procedures. METHODS: Hemorrhage incidence was assessed in a series of 231 iMRI procedures (374 electrodes implanted)...
September 9, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889049/the-potential-impact-of-biochemical-mediators-on-telomere-attrition-in-major-depressive-disorder-and-implications-for-future-study-designs-a-narrative-review
#19
REVIEW
Andrei Manoliu, Oliver G Bosch, Janis Brakowski, Annette B Brühl, Erich Seifritz
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been proposed to represent a "disease of premature aging", which is associated with certain biomarkers of cellular ageing and numerous other age-related diseases. Over the last decade, telomere length (TL) arose as a surrogate for cellular aging. Recent data suggests that TL might be reduced in patients with MDD, however, results are still inconclusive. This might be explained by the lack of assessment of potential biochemical mediators that are directly associated with telomere shortening and frequently observed in patients with MDD...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881501/drug-drug-interaction-potential-in-men-treated-with-enzalutamide-mind-the-gap
#20
G E Benoist, I M van Oort, S Smeenk, A Javad, D M Somford, D M Burger, N Mehra, N P van Erp
AIM: Metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients are generally older patients with several co-morbidities and are therefore more at risk for complications due to drug-drug interactions(DDIs). We assessed the prevalence of potential DDIs in a cohort of mCRPC patients treated with enzalutamide. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of pharmacy records to retrieve individual drug histories of mCRPC patients who started enzalutamide therapy in a tertiary care setting...
September 7, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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