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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814812/transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-turp-vs-greenlight-photoselective-vaporization-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-analysis-of-bph6-outcomes-after-1-year-of-follow-up
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S Cimino, S Voce, F Palmieri, V Favilla, T Castelli, S Privitera, R Giardina, G Reale, G I Russo, G Morgia
The surgical treatment of benign prostatic obstruction is changing over the time, thanks the increase evidence about the successful role of laser techniques in this surgery. We aimed to compare prostatic GreenLight photovaporization (PVP) to bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with regard to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) improvement through the evaluation of BPH6. We enrolled 220 consecutive subjects affected by LUTS. We performed a propensity score matching using prostate volume, peak flow and International Prostate Symptoms Score (IPSS)...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814728/prevalence-of-smoking-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-major-depressive-disorder-and-schizophrenia-and-their-relationships-with-quality-of-life
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Xiao-Hong Li, Feng-Rong An, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Helen F K Chiu, Ping-Ping Wu, Xin Jin, Yu-Tao Xiang
Few studies have compared the prevalence of smoking between patients with bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia. This study examined the prevalence of smoking and its relationships with demographic and clinical characteristics, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with these psychiatric disorders. A total of 1,102 inpatients were consecutively screened. Psychopathology and QOL were measured with standardized instruments. The prevalence of current smoking in the whole sample was 16...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810176/influence-of-gender-on-inpatient-treatment-for-bipolar-disorder-an-analysis-of-60-607-hospitalisations
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Matthäus Fellinger, Thomas Waldhör, Victor Blüml, Nolan Williams, Benjamin Vyssoki
BACKGROUND: The influence of gender on inpatient treatment patterns in bipolar patients is unclear. The aim of this study is to examine whether differences in length of stay and frequency of inpatient episodes, according to ICD-10 bipolar disorder (BD)-subgroups, exist between men and women. METHODS: All episodes of a manic (F31.0-2), depressive (F31.3-5) or mixed (F31.6) subtype of BD during an inpatient stay in an Austrian hospital in the period of 2001-2014 were included in this study...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809398/precision-medicine-for-suicidality-from-universality-to-subtypes-and-personalization
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A B Niculescu, H Le-Niculescu, D F Levey, P L Phalen, H L Dainton, K Roseberry, E M Niculescu, J O Niezer, A Williams, D L Graham, T J Jones, V Venugopal, A Ballew, M Yard, T Gelbart, S M Kurian, A Shekhar, N J Schork, G E Sandusky, D R Salomon
Suicide remains a clear, present and increasing public health problem, despite being a potentially preventable tragedy. Its incidence is particularly high in people with overt or un(der)diagnosed psychiatric disorders. Objective and precise identification of individuals at risk, ways of monitoring response to treatments and novel preventive therapeutics need to be discovered, employed and widely deployed. We sought to investigate whether blood gene expression biomarkers for suicide (that is, a 'liquid biopsy' approach) can be identified that are more universal in nature, working across psychiatric diagnoses and genders, using larger cohorts than in previous studies...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807025/changes-in-tibialis-anterior-architecture-affect-the-amplitude-of-surface-electromyograms
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Taian M Vieira, Maria Cristina Bisi, Rita Stagni, Alberto Botter
BACKGROUND: Variations in the amplitude of surface electromyograms (EMGs) are typically considered to advance inferences on the timing and degree of muscle activation in different circumstances. Surface EMGs are however affected by factors other than the muscle neural drive. In this study, we use electrical stimulation to investigate whether architectural changes in tibialis anterior (TA), a key muscle for balance and gait, affect the amplitude of surface EMGs. METHODS: Current pulses (500 μs; 2 pps) were applied to the fibular nerve of ten participants, with the ankle at neutral, full dorsi and full plantar flexion positions...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806363/clinical-epidemiology-of-single-versus-multiple-substance-use-disorders-polysubstance-use-disorder
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Ish P Bhalla, Elina A Stefanovics, Robert A Rosenheck
OBJECTIVE: While research on substance abuse has largely focused on people who have a single substance use disorder (SUD), many people abuse multiple substances. Studies have yet to examine the distinctive characteristics of patients diagnosed with more than 1 SUD and how those with polysubstance use disorder (PSUD) differ from those with a single SUD. METHODS: National Veterans Health Administration data from fiscal year 2012 were used to compare veterans diagnosed 1 SUD to veterans diagnosed with 2-3, and >3 SUDs on demographic characteristics, psychiatric and medical diagnoses, medical and psychiatric service utilization, and psychotropic medication fills...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803247/potential-gender-related-aging-processes-occur-earlier-and-faster-in-the-vermis-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-an-mri-study
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Marta Serati, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Giulia Orsenigo, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Mirella Ruggeri, Alfredo Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, there has been increasing interest in investigating the role of the vermis in bipolar disorder (BD), especially because of its involvement in cognitive processes. The main aims of this study were to explore the integrity of the vermis and elucidate the role of demographic and clinical variables on vermis volumes in BD patients, stratified according to gender. METHODS: T1-weighted images were obtained for 38 BD patients and 38 healthy controls using a 1...
August 12, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803030/neurofeedback-sham-neurofeedback-and-cognitive-behavioural-group-therapy-in-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-triple-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michael Schönenberg, Eva Wiedemann, Alexander Schneidt, Jonathan Scheeff, Alexander Logemann, Philipp M Keune, Martin Hautzinger
BACKGROUND: Many studies suggest that electroencephalographic (EEG) neurofeedback might be beneficial in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, numbers of well controlled studies are low and neurofeedback techniques are regarded as highly controversial. The present trial examined the efficacy (compared with sham neurofeedback) and efficiency (compared with meta-cognitive therapy) of a standard EEG neurofeedback protocol in adults with ADHD. METHODS: We did a concurrent, triple-blind, randomised, controlled trial using authorised deception in adults with ADHD from one centre (University of Tübingen) in Tübingen, Germany...
August 9, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800596/fungal-genome-and-mating-system-transitions-facilitated-by-chromosomal-translocations-involving-intercentromeric-recombination
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Sheng Sun, Vikas Yadav, R Blake Billmyre, Christina A Cuomo, Minou Nowrousian, Liuyang Wang, Jean-Luc Souciet, Teun Boekhout, Betina Porcel, Patrick Wincker, Joshua A Granek, Kaustuv Sanyal, Joseph Heitman
Species within the human pathogenic Cryptococcus species complex are major threats to public health, causing approximately 1 million infections globally annually. Cryptococcus amylolentus is the most closely known related species of the pathogenic Cryptococcus species complex, and it is non-pathogenic. Additionally, while pathogenic Cryptococcus species have bipolar mating systems with a single large mating type (MAT) locus that represents a derived state in Basidiomycetes, C. amylolentus has a tetrapolar mating system with 2 MAT loci (P/R and HD) located on different chromosomes...
August 11, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799261/serum-osmolarity-in-male-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-manic-episode
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Tevfik Kalelioglu, Nesrin Karamustafalioglu, Abdullah Genc, Murat Kocabiyik
Imbalance of water and electrolyte homeostasis has been suggested to be associated with the acute episodes of bipolar disorder. In this study we aimed to investigate, for the first time, the serum osmolarity in bipolar disorder manic episode. A total of 68 bipolar inpatients in manic episode and 60 age-gender matched healthy controls were included in the study. Serum osmolarity was calculated from Sodium (Na(+) ), glucose and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) according to formula of (2 × Na(+) ) + (BUN/2.8) + (Glucose/18)...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798987/maximization-of-interventricular-conduction-time-by-means-of-quadripolar-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Giuseppe Stabile, Valter Bianchi, Francesco Solimene, Assunta Iuliano, Quintino Parisi, Patrizia Pepi, Mario Bocchiardo, Francesco Urraro, Antonio De Simone, Roberto Ospizio, Antonio D'Onofrio
PURPOSE: Identifying the left ventricular (LV) site associated with the maximum spontaneous interventricular conduction time (right ventricle (RV)-to-LV interval) has proved to be an effective strategy for optimal LV pacing site selection in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The aim of our study was to determine whether quadripolar LV lead technology allows RV-to-LV interval maximization. METHODS: We enrolled 108 patients undergoing implantation of a CRT system using an LV quadripolar lead and 114 patients who received a bipolar lead...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797920/prefrontal-activation-during-a-working-memory-task-differs-between-patients-with-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression-a-preliminary-exploratory-study
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Yue Zhu, Wenxiang Quan, Huali Wang, Yantao Ma, Jun Yan, Hua Zhang, Wentian Dong, Xin Yu
BACKGROUND: To identify bipolar disorder during the initial stages of a depressive episode has always been a great clinical challenge. Patterns of functional brain activity may underlie the differences in the neural mechanisms of bipolar depression (BD) and unipolar depression (UD). This study aimed to investigate the differences in neural activity between BD and UD patients during executive task. METHODS: We performed a 52-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) scan in 39 patients with BD, 35 patients with UD, and 36 healthy controls (HCs)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797919/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-using-a-bipolar-sealer-to-prevent-blood-loss-in-spine-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Di Lu, Wei-Guo Ding, Hong-Feng Sheng, Xin-Wei Xu, Ying-Xiao Zhang, Weixing Xu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs was to evaluate the effect of using a bipolar sealer to prevent surgical bleeding in spine surgery. METHODS: In June 2017, the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane controlled trials register, Web of Science, Google, and Chinese Wanfang databases were used to identify RCTs and non-RCTs comparing the effects of intraoperative placement of a bipolar sealer versus standard electrocautery with regard to blood loss and blood transfusion...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797167/electron-transfer-gated-ion-transport-in-carbon-nanopipettes
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Dengchao Wang, Michael V Mirkin
Coating the inner wall of a quartz nanopipette with a thin layer of carbon yields a nanopore with the tunable surface charge and chemical state for resistive-pulse and rectification sensing. Herein we report the experimental study and modeling of the electron-transfer gated ion transport processes in carbon nanopipettes. The potential of the unbiased carbon layer can be tuned by adding very low (sub-nM) concentrations of redox species to the solution via bipolar electrochemistry. The potential of carbon determines the electrical double layer structure that, in turn, affects the ionic transport processes...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796408/use-of-the-anion-gap-and-intermittent-hemodialysis-following-continuous-hemodiafiltration-in-extremely-high-dose-acute-on-chronic-lithium-poisoning-a-case-report
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Yohei Komaru, Ryota Inokuchi, Yoshihiro Ueda, Masaomi Nangaku, Kent Doi
A 35-year-old woman intentionally took 40,000 mg of lithium carbonate, and she was transferred to our hospital with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. She was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder 10 years ago and was receiving oral lithium therapy. Blood test results on arrival were remarkable for a negative anion gap of -2.1 and later, the serum lithium level turned out to be as high as 15.4 mEq/L. Intubation was required because of disrupted consciousness, and continuous hemodiafiltration (CHDF) was immediately started in the intensive care unit to obtain constant removal of lithium...
August 10, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793231/association-of-mitochondrial-dna-10398-a-g-polymorphism-with-attention-deficit-and-hyperactivity-disorder-in-korean-children
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In Wook Hwang, Jun Ho Hong, Bit Na Kwon, Hyung Jun Kim, Nu Ri Lee, Myung Ho Lim, Ho Jang Kwon, Han Jun Jin
Mitochondria are subcellular organelles that contribute to aerobic ATP generation by oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). Previous studies reported that mitochondrial dysfunction and deficiency caused by mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms is associated with various diseases. Especially, mitochondrial DNA 10398 A/G polymorphism is known to affect the regulation of mitochondrial calcium levels related to energy production, and its association with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been reported...
August 6, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785205/differential-slc1a2-promoter-methylation-in-bipolar-disorder-with-or-without-addiction
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Yun-Fang Jia, YuBin Choi, Jennifer R Ayers-Ringler, Joanna M Biernacka, Jennifer R Geske, Daniel R Lindberg, Susan L McElroy, Mark A Frye, Doo-Sup Choi, Marin Veldic
While downregulation of excitatory amino acid transporter 2 (EAAT2), the main transporter removing glutamate from the synapse, has been recognized in bipolar disorder (BD), the underlying mechanisms of downregulation have not been elucidated. BD is influenced by environmental factors, which may, via epigenetic modulation of gene expression, differentially affect illness presentation. This study thus focused on epigenetic DNA methylation regulation of SLC1A2, encoding for EAAT2, in BD with variable environmental influences of addiction...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783937/plasma-levels-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-superfamily-molecules-are-increased-in-bipolar-disorder
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Izabela G Barbosa, Gabriela Neves Vaz, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, Marcio Rogerio Diniz Ventura, Rodrigo B Huguet, Moises E Bauer, Michael Berk, Antônio L Teixeira
Objective: Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) exhibit peripheral low-grade inflammation. The aim of the current study was to investigate the involvement of hitherto unexplored components of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily in BD. Methods: Eighty patients with type I BD and 50 healthy controls matched for age and gender were enrolled in this study. All subjects were assessed with the Mini-Plus to evaluate psychiatric comorbidities; the Young Mania Rating Scale and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale to evaluate manic and depressive symptoms severity, respectively...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780170/calcium-as-a-trojan-horse-in-mental-diseases-the-role-of-pmca-and-pmca-interacting-proteins-in-bipolar-disorder-and-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Malwina Lisek, Tomasz Boczek, Ludmila Zylinska
Although first mentions about calcium disturbances in psychiatric diseases appeared more than 30 years ago, the most recent genomic and proteomic findings confirmed a significant role of Ca(2+) and Ca(2+)-regulated pathways in development of neuropathological processes, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Moreover, last decades have shown that due to multifactorial nature of both diseases, impairment in neuronal calcium homeostasis may depend not only on disturbed Ca(2+) entry system, but also on altered extrusion system...
August 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778856/correlates-of-arrhythmia-recurrence-after-hybrid-epi-and-endocardial-radiofrequency-ablation-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Alan Bulava, Ales Mokracek, Jiri Hanis, Martin Eisenberger, Vojtech Kurfirst, Ladislav Dusek
BACKGROUND: Long-term efficacy of catheter-based treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation is unsatisfactory. Minimally invasive surgical ablation techniques have been developed recently, but their efficacy has never been systematically tested. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy patients (median age, 63.5 years) with persistent atrial fibrillation underwent epicardial thoracoscopic radiofrequency pulmonary vein isolation, linear ablation, Marshal ligament disruption, and exclusion of the left atrial appendage...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
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