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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239362/reducing-the-diagnostic-heterogeneity-of-schizoaffective-disorder
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Katherine Seldin, Kristan Armstrong, Max L Schiff, Stephan Heckers
OBJECTIVE: Clinical outcome studies of schizoaffective disorder patients have yielded conflicting results. One reason is the heterogeneity of samples drawn from the schizoaffective disorder population. Here, we studied schizoaffective disorder patients who showed marked functional impairment and continuous signs of illness for at least 6 months (i.e., DSM criteria B and C for schizophrenia). METHODS: We assessed 176 chronic psychosis patients with a structured interview (SCID-IV-TR) and the Diagnostic Interview for Genetic Studies schizoaffective disorder module...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239351/reported-adverse-drug-reactions-in-infants-a-nationwide-analysis-in-malaysia
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Rosliana Rosli, Ahmad Fauzi Dali, Noorizan Abd Aziz, Long Chiau Ming, Mohamed Mansor Manan
Spontaneous adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reporting is a useful source of drug safety information in infants as only adult patients are routinely tested in clinical trials. This study was aimed to evaluate the spontaneously reported ADRs using WHO Adverse Reaction Terminology and to identify the common drugs associated with ADRs in children under 2 years of age. A retrospective analysis of ADR data for children below 2 years old from 2000 to 2013 was conducted using the data extracted from Malaysia's national pharmacovigilance database, QUEST2 System...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238333/obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-respiratory-insufficiency
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Ana Hernández Voth, Javier Sayas Catalán, Pedro Benavides Mañas, Alicia de Pablo Gafas, Trinidad Díaz Cambriles, Victoria Villena Garrido
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Although sleep disordered breathing is common in patients with a severe chronic respiratory insufficiency (SCRI), there is few information on its prevalence. Our aim was to describe the prevalence and characteristics of the obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective and observational study carried out on patients with a SCRI included in a waiting list for a lung transplantation and who had undergone a standard polysomnography...
February 18, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238240/altered-plasma-microrna-expression-in-patients-with-mitral-chordae-tendineae-rupture
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Mehmet Bulent Vatan, Aysel Kalaycı Yigin, Ramazan Akdemir, Mustafa Tarik Agac, Mehmet Akif Cakar, Murat Aksoy, Ersan Tatli, Harun Kilic, Huseyin Gunduz, Derya Guzel, Keziban Karacan
BACKGROUND: Mitral chordae tendineae rupture (MCTR) is a progressive disorder which leads to severe mitral regurgitation. Despite its importance, the precise pathogenetic mechanism of MCTR remains unclear. The study aim was to investigate the expression profile of circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) as being potentially involved in the development of MCTR. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with 'primary' MCTR, and 30 age- and gender-matched controls, were enrolled in the study...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238028/prepotent-response-inhibition-and-reaction-times-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-from-a-caribbean-community
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Giomar Jiménez-Figueroa, Carlos Ardila-Duarte, David A Pineda, Johan E Acosta-López, Martha L Cervantes-Henríquez, Wilmar Pineda-Alhucema, Jeimys Cervantes-Gutiérrez, Marisol Quintero-Ibarra, Manuel Sánchez-Rojas, Jorge I Vélez, Pedro J Puentes-Rozo
Impairment in inhibitory control has been postulated as an underlying hallmark of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which can be utilized as a quantitative trait for genetic studies. Here, we evaluate whether inhibitory control, measured by simple automatized prepotent response (PR) inhibition variables, is a robust discriminant function for the diagnosis of ADHD in children and can be used as an endophenotype for future genetic studies. One hundred fifty-two school children (30.9% female, 67...
February 25, 2017: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237992/prevalence-rates-of-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-are-affected-by-the-diagnostic-parameter-changes-for-neurocognitive-disorders-in-the-dsm-5-in-a-korean-population
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Ji Won Han, Yoonseop So, Tae Hui Kim, Dong Young Lee, Seung-Ho Ryu, Seong Yoon Kim, Shin Gyeom Kim, Shin-Kyum Kim, Jong Chul Youn, Jin Hyeong Jhoo, Jeong Lan Kim, Seok Bum Lee, Jung Jae Lee, Kyung Phil Kwak, Seok Woo Moon, Bong Jo Kim, Jae Nam Bae, Jong Inn Woo, Hyeon Jeong, Joon Hyuk Park, You Joung Kim, Ki Woong Kim
AIM: To examine the impact of the revised diagnostic criteria for neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) on the prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: A total of 755 participants aged 65 years or older in the Nationwide Survey on Dementia Epidemiology in Korea 2012 were rediagnosed according to the DSM-5 criteria. RESULTS: The estimated age-, gender-, education-, and urbanicity-standardized prevalence rates of major and mild NCDs were 8...
February 25, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237543/hyper-and-hypocortisolism-in-bipolar-disorder-a-beneficial-influence-of-lithium-on-the-hpa-axis
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Martin Maripuu, Mikael Wikgren, Pontus Karling, Rolf Adolfsson, Karl-Fredrik Norrback
BACKGROUND: A hyperactive hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA-axis) is a well-known phenomenon in bipolar disorder (BD). However, hypocortisolism has also been described and found associated with depression, low quality of life and cardiovascular risk factors in BD patients. Although the pathophysiology related to hypocortisolism in BD is largely unknown, hypocortisolism is associated with chronic stress exposure and after inducing an initial rise in cortisol long-term stress may result in a transition to hypocortisolism...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237506/eeg-connectivity-between-the-subgenual-anterior-cingulate-and-prefrontal-cortices-in-response-to-antidepressant-medication
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Tabitha A Iseger, Mayuresh S Korgaonkar, J Leon Kenemans, Stuart M Grieve, Chris Baeken, Paul B Fitzgerald, Martijn Arns
Antidepressant medication is the most common treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), however, the precise working mechanism underlying these treatments remains unclear. Recent neuromodulation treatments demonstrate that direct stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC), and subgenual anterior cingulate (sgACC) relate to clinical improvement, suggesting connectivity alterations of the DLPFC-DMPFC-sgACC network to mediate antidepressant response. The international Study to Predict Optimized Treatment in Depression (iSPOT-D) is an international multicentre study that collected EEG data for 1008 MDD patients, randomized to 3 different antidepressant medications (N=447 MDD with complete pre- and post-treatment data and N=336 non-MDD)...
February 22, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236715/the-association-of-sleep-and-physical-activity-with-integrity-of-white-matter-microstructure-in-bipolar-disorder-patients-and-healthy-controls
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Sanne Verkooijen, Remi Stevelink, Lucija Abramovic, Christiaan H Vinkers, Roel A Ophoff, René S Kahn, Marco P M Boks, Neeltje E M van Haren
We investigate how the sleep disruptions and irregular physical activity levels that are prominent features of bipolar disorder (BD) relate to white matter microstructure in patients and controls. Diffusion tension imaging (DTI) and 14-day actigraphy recordings were obtained in 51 BD I patients and 55 age-and-gender-matched healthy controls. Tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) was used for voxelwise analysis of the association between fractional anisotropy (FA) and sleep and activity characteristics in the overall sample...
February 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236693/attachment-style-moderates-theory-of-mind-abilities-in-depression
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Katja Koelkebeck, Carla Liedtke, Waldemar Kohl, Judith Alferink, Mariska Esther Kret
INTRODUCTION: Being able to understand other people's emotions and intentions is crucial for social interactions and well-being. Deficits in theory of mind (ToM) functioning hamper this ability and have been observed in depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders. However, results of previous research in depression have been inconclusive, possibly due to the presence of comorbid disorders and the disregarding of other modulating factors. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with a major depressive disorder (MDD) and forty healthy matched controls were assessed with a ToM task using animated triangles...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236511/do-patient-characteristics-moderate-the-effect-of-extended-release-naltrexone-xr-ntx-for-opioid-use-disorder
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Peter D Friedmann, Donna Wilson, Edward V Nunes, Randall Hoskinson, Joshua D Lee, Michael Gordon, Sean M Murphy, Richard J Bonnie, Donna T Chen, Tamara Y Boney, Charles P O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Extended release naltrexone (XR-NTX) injected intramuscularly monthly has been shown to reduce relapse in persons with opioid use disorder. Baseline factors, including patients' demographics, comorbidities and lifestyle, may help identify patients who will benefit most or least from XR-NTX treatment. METHODS: Potential moderators of XR-NTX's effect were examined in the largest North American randomized open-label effectiveness trial of XR-NTX. Relapse status (Yes/No) at 6-month follow-up was regressed on treatment group (XR-NTX, N=153; or Treatment-as-Usual [TAU], N=155), baseline covariates, and their two-way interaction to identify moderator effects...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236285/cardiovascular-effects-of-stimulant-and-non-stimulant-medication-for-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-trials-of-methylphenidate-amphetamines-and-atomoxetine
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Leonie Hennissen, Mireille J Bakker, Tobias Banaschewski, Sara Carucci, David Coghill, Marina Danckaerts, Ralf W Dittmann, Chris Hollis, Hanna Kovshoff, Suzanne McCarthy, Peter Nagy, Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Ian C K Wong, Alessandro Zuddas, Eric Rosenthal, Jan K Buitelaar
BACKGROUND: Many children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are treated with stimulant and non-stimulant medication. ADHD medication may be associated with cardiovascular effects. It is important to identify whether mean group effects translate into clinically relevant increases for some individual patients, and/or increase the risk for serious cardiovascular adverse events such as stroke or sudden death. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate potential cardiovascular effects of these treatments, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of methylphenidate (MPH), amphetamines (AMP), and atomoxetine (ATX) on diastolic and systolic blood pressure (DBP, SBP) and heart rate (HR) in children and adolescents with ADHD...
February 24, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236284/salivary-biomarker-levels-and-oral-health-status-of-children-with-autistic-spectrum-disorders-a-comparative-study
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S Bhandary, N Hari
AIM: To evaluate the oral health status, salivary flow rate, pH and buffering capacity in children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in comparison to their healthy siblings. METHODS: A total of 30 subjects with ASD and 30 normal healthy siblings between the ages of 6-12 years of both genders attending various special schools and hospitals of Mangalore, India were recruited. Estimation of salivary pH, flow rate and buffering capacity were performed and oral health status was assessed using the WHO oral assessment form for children (World Health Organization in Oral health surveys: basic methods, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2013)...
February 24, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235749/analysis-of-patient-narratives-in-disease-blogs-on-the-internet-an-exploratory-study-of-social-pharmacovigilance
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Shinichi Matsuda, Kotonari Aoki, Shiho Tomizawa, Masayoshi Sone, Riwa Tanaka, Hiroshi Kuriki, Yoichiro Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Although several reports have suggested that patient-generated data from Internet sources could be used to improve drug safety and pharmacovigilance, few studies have identified such data sources in Japan. We introduce a unique Japanese data source: tōbyōki, which translates literally as "an account of a struggle with disease." OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the basic characteristics of the TOBYO database, a collection of tōbyōki blogs on the Internet, and discuss potential applications for pharmacovigilance...
February 24, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235679/cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-orexin-a-and-histamine-and-sleep-profile-within-the-alzheimer-process
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Audrey Gabelle, Isabelle Jaussent, Christophe Hirtz, Jérôme Vialaret, Sophie Navucet, Caroline Grasselli, Philippe Robert, Sylvain Lehmann, Yves Dauvilliers
To better understand how sleep/wake dysregulation affects Alzheimer's disease (AD), we compared the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) orexin and histamine/tele-methylhistamine (HA/t-MHA) levels of 82 patients (41 probable-AD-high level of evidence, 41 mild cognitive impairment MCI-due-to-AD), 24 other neurologic disorders (OND) and 24 controls. We determined the relationships between these biomarkers, the CSF AD biomarkers concentrations, and the clinical sleep profile. CSF orexin-A but not HA/t-MHA levels were higher in MCI and AD than OND and controls...
January 18, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231258/depressive-symptoms-in-hiv-infected-and-seronegative-control-subjects-in-cameroon-effect-of-age-education-and-gender
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Georgette D Kanmogne, Fang Qiu, Félicien E Ntone, Julius Y Fonsah, Dora M Njamnshi, Callixte T Kuate, Roland F Doh, Anne M Kengne, Claude T Tagny, Emilienne Nchindap, Léopoldine Kenmogne, Dora Mbanya, Mariana Cherner, Robert K Heaton, Alfred K Njamnshi
Depression is a leading cause of HIV/AIDS disease burden; it worsens health outcomes and quality of life. Addressing this problem requires accurate quantification of the extra burden of depression to HIV/AIDS in a given population, and knowledge of the baseline depression prevalence in the general population. There has been no previous study of depression in the general Cameroonian population. The current study attempts to address that important need. We used the Beck Depression Inventory-II to assess the prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms in 270 HIV-infected and seronegative Cameroonians...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229372/measuring-inhibition-and-cognitive-flexibility-in-friedreich-ataxia
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Louise A Corben, Felicity Klopper, Monique Stagnitti, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, John L Bradshaw, Gary Rance, Martin B Delatycki
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder with subtle impact on cognition. Inhibitory processes and cognitive flexibility were examined in FRDA by assessing the ability to suppress a predictable verbal response. We administered the Hayling Sentence Completion Test (HSCT), the Trail Making Test, and the Stroop Test to 43 individuals with FRDA and 42 gender- and age-matched control participants. There were no significant group differences in performance on the Stroop or Trail Making Test whereas significant impairment in cognitive flexibility including the ability to predict and inhibit a pre-potent response as measured in the HSCT was evident in individuals with FRDA...
February 22, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229320/primary-headache-disorders-in-the-adult-general-population-of-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-nationwide-prevalence-survey
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A A Herekar, A Ahmad, U L Uqaili, B Ahmed, J Effendi, S Z Alvi, M A Shahab, U Javed, A D Herekar, Rafiq Khanani, T J Steiner
BACKGROUND: The large geographical gaps in our knowledge of the prevalence and burden of headache disorders include almost all of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). We report a nationwide population-based study in Pakistan, an EMR country with the sixth largest population in the world, conducted as a project within the Global Campaign against Headache. METHODS: We surveyed six locations from the four provinces of Pakistan: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228946/reward-and-punishment-sensitivity-and-disordered-eating-behaviors-in-men-and-women
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Kalina T Eneva, Susan Murray, Jared O'Garro-Moore, Angelina Yiu, Lauren B Alloy, Nicole M Avena, Eunice Y Chen
BACKGROUND: Reward and punishment sensitivities have been identified as potential contributors to binge eating and compensatory behaviors, though few studies have examined gender differences in these behaviors. METHOD: A college-aged sample (N = 1,022) completed both the Eating Disorders Diagnostic Scale (EDDS) and Sensitivity to Punishment/Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire (SPSRQ). RESULTS: Rates of binge eating were similar in males and females...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228528/clinical-genetic-and-structural-basis-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-11%C3%AE-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Ahmed Khattab, Shozeb Haider, Ameet Kumar, Samarth Dhawan, Dauood Alam, Raquel Romero, James Burns, Di Li, Jessica Estatico, Simran Rahi, Saleel Fatima, Ali Alzahrani, Mona Hafez, Noha Musa, Maryam Razzghy Azar, Najoua Khaloul, Moez Gribaa, Ali Saad, Ilhem Ben Charfeddine, Berenice Bilharinho de Mendonça, Alicia Belgorosky, Katja Dumic, Miroslav Dumic, Javier Aisenberg, Nurgun Kandemir, Ayfer Alikasifoglu, Alev Ozon, Nazli Gonc, Tina Cheng, Ursula Kuhnle-Krahl, Marco Cappa, Paul-Martin Holterhus, Munier A Nour, Daniele Pacaud, Assaf Holtzman, Sun Li, Mone Zaidi, Tony Yuen, Maria I New
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), resulting from mutations in CYP11B1, a gene encoding 11β-hydroxylase, represents a rare autosomal recessive Mendelian disorder of aberrant sex steroid production. Unlike CAH caused by 21-hydroxylase deficiency, the disease is far more common in the Middle East and North Africa, where consanguinity is common often resulting in identical mutations. Clinically, affected female newborns are profoundly virilized (Prader score of 4/5), and both genders display significantly advanced bone ages and are oftentimes hypertensive...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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