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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900920/-sudden-loss-of-consciousness-during-labour
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L T van Genugten, L P Morssink, E L van der Kooi
This case describes a 36-year-old woman, gravida 4 para 2 at 41 weeks and 3 days gestation, who appeared unconscious during labour for 75 minutes. After excluding physical disorders, it transpired that she was having a conversion disorder. A patient with a decreased level of consciousness in childbirth must be assessed using the ABCDE method, positioned in left lateral tilt to prevent inferior vena cava compression. After stabilization of the vital functions and establishing the patient's history, physical examination and laboratory tests are components of the initial clinical assessment...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896435/course-of-pelvic-lift-during-total-hip-arthroplasty
#2
Steffen Brodt, Dimitri Nowack, Linda Krakow, Christoph Windisch, Georg Matziolis
INTRODUCTION: The position of the cup makes a major contribution to the success of total hip arthroplasty (THA). In conventional implantation of the prosthesis without navigation, the surgeon relies on the spatial position of the pelvis. However, iatrogenic manipulation of the pelvis during different surgical steps constantly changes the position of the pelvis during the operation. The position of the pelvis is substantial for the correct placement of the cup. The objective of this study was to investigate and visualize the course of this pelvic lift and correlate it to certain surgical steps...
November 28, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895558/physics-of-the-mind
#3
Leonid I Perlovsky
Is it possible to turn psychology into "hard science"? Physics of the mind follows the fundamental methodology of physics in all areas where physics have been developed. What is common among Newtonian mechanics, statistical physics, quantum physics, thermodynamics, theory of relativity, astrophysics… and a theory of superstrings? The common among all areas of physics is a methodology of physics discussed in the first few lines of the paper. Is physics of the mind possible? Is it possible to describe the mind based on the few first principles as physics does? The mind with its variabilities and uncertainties, the mind from perception and elementary cognition to emotions and abstract ideas, to high cognition...
2016: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895451/non-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-rhabdomyolysis-and-myocardial-injury-following-heroin-inhalation-a-case-report
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G Bazoukis, A Spiliopoulou, K Mourouzis, P Grigoropoulou, A Yalouris
BACKGROUND: Heroin use by non-injecting routes of administration (snorting, swallowing, "chasing the dragon") is considered to be safer but is not risk-free for fatal overdose or serious side effects. We report the case of an adolescent who was transferred unconscious to the emergency department after heroin inhalation. Description of the case: A 17-year-old male was transferred to the emergency department unconscious (Glasgow coma scale: 6/15) after heroin inhalation. He was treated with non-rebreather mask and intravenous infusion of naloxone with gradual improvement of consciousness and arterial blood gasses...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893346/the-preoedipal-and-oedipal-structure-of-termination-an-in-depth-case-study
#5
Trevor Lubbe
Much has been written about the Oedipus complex as a central organizing focus for the understanding of early developmental attainments as well as for the structuring of the personality, but nowhere are triangular forces more vitally active, clinically, than in the termination phase. The decision to end, once agreed upon, typically sets in motion a symmetrical process in which two dynamics occur concurrently. First, what drives the termination is a mourning process in which the primary task is to relinquish the analyst as a transference object and to establish the analyst as an internal object...
December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893345/quo-vadis-the-future-of-psychoanalysis
#6
Mauricio Cortina
Although contemporary psychoanalysis is split into different schools and traditions, there is growing support for some of the main tenets of contemporary psychodynamic thinking from attachment theory, infant research, developmental psychopathology, new models of motivation, the neuroscience of emotions and emotional regulation, and the discovery of different implicit and explicit memory systems. These tenets, which psychodynamic clinicians of all stripes encounter in their daily work with clients, are the following: (1) that large footprints are left over from infancy and childhood which involved insensitive, intrusive, frightening, or shaming care; (2) the carryover of these relational experiences into adulthood are expressed as unconscious expectations and attributions we make of others (transference and countertransference; (3) defensive processes and emotional regulation and deregulatory patterns develop to cope with these unhealthy relations...
December 2016: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890032/ageism-we-are-our-own-worst-enemy
#7
Kerry Sargent-Cox
In 1969, Butler (1969) first coined the term "ageism" to confront "prejudice by one age group toward other age groups" (pp. 243). As with other "isms," such as racism and sexism, ageism leads to bigotry and discrimination, though it is a very distinct beast in that, for the most part, other "isms" refer to those different from ourselves: distinct, mutually exclusive, and impervious groups. Conversely, age is a fluid social construct in which we are all intimately bound as we move through the lifespan, transitioning in and out of different age-groups...
November 28, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888500/the-effect-of-isoflurane-on-18-f-fdg-uptake-in-the-rat-brain-a-fully-conscious-dynamic-pet-study-using-motion-compensation
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Matthew G Spangler-Bickell, Bart de Laat, Roger Fulton, Guy Bormans, Johan Nuyts
BACKGROUND: In preclinical positron emission tomography (PET) studies an anaesthetic is used to ensure that the animal does not move during the scan. However, anaesthesia may have confounding effects on the drug or tracer kinetics under study, and the nature of these effects is usually not known. METHOD: We have implemented a protocol for tracking the rigid motion of the head of a fully conscious rat during a PET scan and performing a motion compensated list-mode reconstruction of the data...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883293/psychological-mislabeling-of-chronic-pain-lessons-from-migraine-in-the-20th-century
#9
Howard B Pikoff
Starting with Freud, psychoanalytically oriented practitioners described a complex of unconscious conflicts, desires and personality traits they believed to be the primary cause of a wide range of medical disorders. This was the psychogenic model. With the advance of basic research and pharmacotherapy, the psychogenic model was gradually replaced by a biopsychobehavioral model. This model treats chronic pain as a biologically based disorder that can be influenced by psychological factors and lifestyle. The present paper argues that many patients with chronic pain may not be significantly impacted by psychological factors, and that for those who are, cognitive-behavioral therapy is the treatment of choice...
November 24, 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873423/the-power-of-the-pen-how-to-make-physicians-more-friendly-and-patients-more-attractive
#10
Nurith Epstein, Thomas Brendel, Inga Hege, Diana L Ouellette, Ralf Schmidmaier, Jan Kiesewetter
CONTEXT: Studies have shown that patients' subjective perceptions of physicians' competence and friendliness are relevant aspects of a successful treatment, influencing patients' well-being and trust in the physician. Psychological research has repeatedly shown that unconsciously contracting muscles that are usually used to smile can intensify and even elicit positive feelings (known as facial feedback). Empirical evidence also suggests that a smiling person is favourably judged by others with respect to attractiveness and trustworthiness...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873307/considerations-on-the-precedence-of-the-scenes-the-contact-barrier-and-the-separation-of-conscious-and-unconscious
#11
Dietmut Niedecken
In this essay the term 'scene' which has been developed in the German psychoanalytic discussion, is confronted with the terms 'total situation' and 'psychoanalytic field', showing common features as well as differences. Thereafter four child observations are presented, through which light is thrown onto the scenic structures which make the foundations of early experience. In the precedence of scenes those structures are omnipresent whereas subjectivity only gradually builds up. It is shown how the development of subjectivity and the differentiation of consciousness and unconscious go along with overcoming the precedence of scenes, by breaking them up and reorganizing them...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872663/from-the-collective-unconscious-to-the-narrative-unconscious-re-imagining-the-sources-of-selfhood
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Mark Freeman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864965/attempted-drug-facilitated-sexual-assault-xylazine-intoxication-in-a-child
#13
Hilke Andresen-Streichert, Stefanie Iwersen-Bergmann, Alexander Mueller, Sven Anders
There are only a few cases of drug-facilitated sexual assaults on children reported in the literature so far. Here, a case of a four-year-old boy is presented. He was unconscious, and the accompanying adults reported that the child had been at a playground on his own. Returning home, he complained of having been stung and collapsed immediately. Urine and serum samples of the child were investigated. In the toxicological analysis, xylazine, a sedative and muscle relaxant used in animals, was detected. Subsequent quantification by GC/MS after solid-phase extraction revealed 0...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861857/mainstream-body-character-breach-films-and-subjectivization
#14
Sandra Meiri, Odeya Kohen-Raz
The authors analyze a unique cinematic corpus - 'body-character breach films' (one character, initially played by a certain actor, occupies the body of another character) - demonstrating Lacan's notion of traversing the fantasy, both on the level of the films' diegesis and that of spectatorship. Breaching the alliance between actors and their characters perturbs the viewer's fantasy of wholeness enabled by this very alliance. Consequently, a change in subject/spectatorial position in relation to the lack in the Other is induced, enhanced through the visualization of various scenarios of unconscious fantasies (mostly incest)...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861333/isolated-neurosarcoidosis-mimicking-multifocal-meningiomas-a-diagnosis-pitfall-a-case-report
#15
Kun Wang, Xiaoying He, Wei Wang, Huanjiang Niu, Yirong Wang, Xiujun Cai, Shuxu Yang
INTRODUCTION: Neurosarcoidosis accounts for approximately 5% of the sarcoidosis, which develops exclusively in the nervous system and is always difficult to diagnose. We describe a rare case of isolated neurosarcoidosis mimicking as multifocal meningiomas. A 27-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with a history of unconsciousness and convulsion 1 month ago, which was suspected as a seizure. The results showed no abnormalities in complete blood count; serum electrolytes; erythrocyte sedimentation rate and ultrasonography of the liver, pancreas, spleen, kidney and parotid gland, and so on...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859150/the-invasion-of-reality-or-of-negotiation-the%C3%A2-psychoanalytic-ethic-and-extinction-anxiety
#16
Nicola Nociforo
Extinction anxiety is the expression used to describe a pervasive and ever more realistic sense of futurelessness. A group emotion characterized by terror of the extinction of the human race, the family, or professional or shared cultural group, it grips the individual with a sense of desperation and impotence through the internal groups present in the mind of every individual. The contribution presented here aims to demonstrate how extinction anxiety has also infected psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic institutions, thereby seriously weakening the ethics of psychoanalysis...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859149/psyche-and-culture-perspectives-based-on-the-contributions-and-limits-of-ethnopsychiatry
#17
Rajaa Stitou
The unconscious often appears in the form of a question or answer to the difficult relationship between the psyche and culture, a difficulty that becomes exacerbated when we are dealing with cultural difference. This difficulty, evidenced for example by Freud's thoughts on Islam, reappears, albeit in a very different way, in ethnopsychiatric theory. The author discusses the blind spots of the binary logic of the unconscious present in the work of George Devereux, a logic that eventually leads him into the same trap he had himself criticized...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859148/11-september-an-attack-at-the-limits-of-thought
#18
Roberta Patalano
The paper deals with imagination and its failures from a psychoanalytic perspective. We offer a definition of imagination failures and suggest how they can be interpreted as an opportunity to learn from experience. In order to show that the topic has a concrete and not only speculative significance we consider the public report on September 11 as a case study. The report was published by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States after a long investigation of the facts and circumstances relating to the September 11 attacks...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859140/further-developments-of-the-concept-of-fantasy
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Gabriella Giustino
After the Isaacs' seminal work on the nature and function of unconscious phantasy (1948), several authors (mostly in the British Society) have reflected on the topic and tried to extend the concept of fantasy. In this paper I shall examine the contributions of Winnicott, Gaddini, Joseph and Anne Marie Sandler that aim at broadening this psychoanalytic concept. The authors that I have considered share a focus mostly on the early stages of child development. Both Winnicott and Gaddini belong to a line of thinking that explores the vicissitudes of the primary emotional development of the infantile self (in the mother-infant relationship) involving the earliest processes of holding and bodily and kinaesthetic fantasy that form the bodily integrity of the person...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857900/sudden-death-of-a-middle-aged-man-with-an-artificial-vagina-in-situ
#20
Muditha Vidanapathirana, Rohan P Ruwanpura, Sriyantha Rrg Amararatne
Artificial vaginas are designed to imitate the female sex organ. This is the first reported case in the forensic literature of a man being pronounced dead with an artificial vagina in situ. A middle-aged man was found unconscious in a bathroom when the door was forced open and was pronounced dead on admission. Autopsy revealed that the penis was inside an artificial vagina. There were no injuries, but there were left ventricular hypertrophy, myocardial fibrosis, and narrow coronaries. The cause of death was ascertained as ischemic heart disease due to coronary atherosclerosis and the comments included were no evidence of violence, and ischemic heart disease could have been precipitated due to abnormal sexual activity...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
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