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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244834/factors-influencing-psychological-well-being-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Alessandra Nicoletti, Giovanni Mostile, Fabrizio Stocchi, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Roberto Ceravolo, Pietro Cortelli, Marco D'Amelio, Maria F De Pandis, Giovanni Fabbrini, Claudio Pacchetti, Gianni Pezzoli, Alessandro Tessitore, Margherita Canesi, Mario Zappia
BACKGROUND: Both motor and non-motor symptoms could contribute to significant deterioration of psychological well-being in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, its assessment has been only indirectly evaluated using tools based on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), such as the PDQ-39 scale. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate psychological well-being in PD using a specific tool of assessment, the Psychological Well-being Scale (PWS), and its clinical correlates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243377/mindfulness-in-nursing-students-the-five-facet-mindfulness-questionnaire-in-samples-of-nursing-students-in-china-the-philippines-and-south-africa
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David Arthur, Doroteo Dizon, Karien Jooste, Zheng Li, Mathew Salvador, Xiuyu Yao
Mindfulness as a clinical strategy for helping manage physical and psychological symptoms is gathering an impressive evidence base. It is also being embraced widely for personal and professional development. As a therapeutic intervention for nurses working across a spectrum of settings, it helps expand practice, and integrating mindfulness in nursing undergraduate and graduate curricula is imminent. In the present study, we outline the development and measurement of mindfulness as a personality trait and therapeutic intervention, and advocate the use of a questionnaire alternative to expensive and impractical laboratory measures...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243167/psychological-distress-among-indigenous-australian-cancer-survivors
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Gail Garvey, J Cunningham, M Janda, V Yf He, P C Valery
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify the level of and factors associated with distress in 155 Indigenous Australian cancer survivors approximately 6 months post-diagnosis. METHODS: The distress thermometer (DT) was used to assess clinically significant distress (defined as having a DT score ≥ 4). Logistic regression was used to identify sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with clinically significant distress. RESULTS: The mean distress score was 2...
December 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241771/alopecia-areata-disease-characteristics-clinical-evaluation-and-new-perspectives-on-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Lauren C Strazzulla, Eddy Hsi Chun Wang, Lorena Avila, Kristen Lo Sicco, Nooshin Brinster, Angela M Christiano, Jerry Shapiro
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common, inflammatory, nonscarring type of hair loss. Significant variations in the clinical presentation of AA have been observed, ranging from small, well-circumscribed patches of hair loss to a complete absence of body and scalp hair. Patients affected by AA encompass all age groups, sexes, and ethnicities, and may experience frustration with the unpredictable nature of their disease for which there is currently no definitive treatment. The cause of AA remains incompletely understood, though it is believed to result-at least in part-from a loss of immune privilege in the hair follicle, autoimmune-mediated hair follicle destruction, and the upregulation of inflammatory pathways...
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241289/-radiology-in-the-light-of-evolutionary-cognitive-theory
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Paul Gelinsky
An X-ray photograph is not adapted to the human a priori intuition: it is not colored, it is two-dimensional, has no depth and no perspective. A radiograph is composed by about 100 gradations of grey, of which the human eye cannot resolve more than 30. Projection radiography has a cardinal problem: the superposition of normal and pathological structures. Apart from visual physiology, visual psychology plays an essential role in diagnosis: expectation and stereotyped thinking influence the interpretation of visual perception...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241283/-there-is-no-season-for-gifts
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Klaus Lieb, Cora Koch
Gifts and payments from pharmaceutical manufacturers to medical doctors constitute a conflict of interest, which may lead to an undue influence on prescribing behavior. In Germany, 35 research-based pharmaceutical companies, organized in the "Verband der forschenden Arzneimittelhersteller (VfA)" paid € 562 million to medical doctors and hospitals in 2016. Of these, € 356 million were paid for clinical trials and non-interventional studies, € 105 million for sponsored presentations and CME and € 101 million went to hospitals and other organizations for sponsoring, consulting and events...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241258/-changes-of-motor-balance-in-the-course-of-an-inpatient-psychosomatic-rehabilitation
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ElisabethJohanna Grub, Georg Wydra, Michael Käfer, Volker Köllner
Aim of the study For many rehabilitants both the motor balance and the feeling of being emotionally stable and in balance are essential preconditions for participation in employment and society. The goal of this study was to capture changes in motor balance in the course of an inpatient psychosomatic rehabilitation and to set them in relation to changes in mental variables. Methods 118 patients of a psychosomatic clinic (49.3±8.6 years; 75.4 % women) were examined at the beginning and the end of rehabilitation...
December 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239280/perceived-injustice-and-its-correlates-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Grant L Iverson, Douglas P Terry, Justin E Karr, William Panenka, Noah D Silverberg
Perceived injustice is a belief that one has been treated unfairly, disrespectfully, and is suffering unnecessarily as a result of another person's actions. Perceived injustice predicts chronic disability after musculoskeletal injury, but to our knowledge, has not been empirically studied in people with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs). We examined perceived injustice and its correlates in patients who were slow to recover from MTBI. Patients (N=102) were recruited from four concussion clinics. The sample was on average 41...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238761/dupilumab-human-monoclonal-antibody-against-il-4r%C3%AE-for-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis
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D M Paton
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common skin disorders with a prevalence of about 20% in children and affecting adults in significant numbers. Moderate to severe AD significantly impairs a patient's quality of life with severe pruritus as a major issue that impairs sleep and contributes to major psychological disturbances. Detailed studies of its pathogenesis have revealed that immune mechanisms are involved including activation of T helper type 2 cells (Th2). Dupilumab is a fully human Ig4 monoclonal antibody directed against the interleukin-4 receptor subunit α (IL-4Rα) of IL-4 and IL-13 receptors...
September 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238666/preoperative-counseling-and-expectation-management-for-inflatable-penile-prosthesis-implantation
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REVIEW
Gopal L Narang, Bradley D Figler, Robert M Coward
The inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) is the gold standard surgical treatment for medical refractory erectile dysfunction (ED). While the modern IPP has enjoyed high satisfaction rates as a product of its continued innovation, reliability, and performance, patient dissatisfaction can still occur. IPP implantation restores physiologic function with cosmetic and psychological consequences, both of which place inherent emphasis on preoperative counseling and expectation management. This review aims to highlight the complex nature of such counseling and provide practitioners with a roadmap to navigate the landscape...
November 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238651/management-of-treatment-resistant-panic-disorder
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REVIEW
Giampaolo Perna, Daniela Caldirola
Purpose of Review: Purpose of Review Management of treatment-resistant (TR) panic disorder (PD) is an unresolved issue. In this paper, we provide a brief summary of previous findings, an updated (2015-2017) systematic review of pharmacological/non-pharmacological studies, and our personal perspective on this topic. Recent Findings: Recent Findings We found a very limited number of recent findings. Quetiapine extended-release augmentation has not been found to be beneficial, in comparison to placebo, in non-responders to previously recommended pharmacotherapy...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238608/study-protocol-for-enhancing-parenting-in-cancer-epic-development-and-evaluation-of-a-brief-psycho-educational-intervention-to-support-parents-with-cancer-who-have-young-children
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Lesley Stafford, Michelle Sinclair, Jane Turner, Louise Newman, Claire Wakefield, Mei Krishnasamy, G Bruce Mann, Leslie Gilham, Kylie Mason, Paula Rauch, Julia Cannell, Penelope Schofield
Background: Parents with cancer have high rates of psychological morbidity, and their children are at risk of poor psychosocial outcomes, particularly in the context of parental distress and poor family communication. Parents express concerns about the impact of cancer on their children and report a lack of professional guidance in meeting their children's needs. Few parenting interventions exist and current interventions have extensive infrastructure demands making them unsuitable for routine use in most health settings...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238508/effectiveness-of-teaching-cognitive-behavioral-techniques-on-locus-of-control-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Mohammad Mehrtak, Shahram Habibzadeh, Esmaeil Farzaneh, Abdollah Rjaei-Khiavi
Background: Many of the cognitive behavioral models and therapeutic protocols developed so far for psychological disorders and chronic diseases have proved effective through clinical research. Objective: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of teaching cognitive-behavioral techniques on locus of control in hemodialysis patients. Methods: This controlled clinical trial study was conducted in 2015 with 76 patients selected by census and treated with a hemodialysis machine in the dialysis department of Vali-Asr Hospital in the city of Meshkinshahr...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238497/the-role-of-anxiety-and-depression-on-acceptance-and-action-considering-emotional-schemas-in-diabetics-of-birjand-iran
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Elham Imani, Fatemeh Shahabizadeh, Alireza Mahmoodirad
Background: Diabetes is one of the most common noncommunicable diseases around the world that accompanies assorted psychiatric disorders including anxiety and depression due to being chronic. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of anxiety and depression on acceptance and action, considering emotional schemas of diabetics referring to diabetes clinics of health centers in Birjand, Iran. Methods: This study was conducted in 2016 and was a correlational study with a structural equation modeling approach...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238413/remineralization-strategies-in-oral-hygiene-a-position-paper-of-italian-society-of-oral-hygiene-sciences-s-i-s-i-o-working-group
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Consuelo Sanavia, Marco Tatullo, Jessica Bassignani, Silvia Cotellessa, Giulia Fantozzi, Giovanna Acito, Alessia Iommiello, Lorella Chiavistelli, Alessia Iommiello, Silvia Sabatini, Gianna Maria Nardi
Background/Objective: The clinical conditions that lead to an alteration of the enamel structure are numerous. The diet high in sugars and acidifying substances, psychological stress that triggers parafunctional behaviors, the reduced intake of fiber-rich foods or alkalizing substances, together with other factors, contribute to demineralization of the tooth enamel. Dental mineralizing products on the current market are distinguished according to the dosage form, the active ingredient, the release technology, clinical indications and patient choice...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238195/cytokines-and-depression-in-cancer-patients-and-caregivers
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Madeline Li, Ekaterina Kouzmina, Megan McCusker, Danielle Rodin, Paul C Boutros, Christopher J Paige, Gary Rodin
Objective: A better understanding of the biobehavioral mechanisms underlying depression in cancer is required to translate biomarker findings into clinical interventions. We tested for associations between cytokines and the somatic and psychological symptoms of depression in cancer patients and their healthy caregivers. Patients and methods: The GRID Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (Ham-D) was administered to 61 cancer patients of mixed type and stage, 26 primary caregivers and 38 healthy controls...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238177/the-mediating-role-of-psychological-symptoms-on-falls-risk-among-older-adults-with-osteoarthritis
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Sumaiyah Mat, Chin Teck Ng, Farhana Fadzil, Faizatul Izza Rozalli, Maw Pin Tan
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of fear of falling (FoF) and psychological symptoms in explaining the relationship between osteoarthritis (OA) symptom severity and falls. Individuals aged ≥65 years with ≥2 falls or ≥1 injurious fall over the past 12 months were included in the falls group, while volunteers aged ≥65 years with no history of falls over 12 months were recruited as controls. The presence of lower extremity OA was determined radiologically and clinically. Severity of symptoms was assessed using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) questionnaire...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238095/increased-psychological-distress-among-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-is-associated-with-central-neuropathic-pain-rather-than-the-injury-characteristics
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Hila Gruener, Gabi Zeilig, Yocheved Laufer, Nava Blumen, Ruth Defrin
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: Central neuropathic pain (CNP) is common after spinal cord injury (SCI). The psychological impact of CNP is not clear. Previous studies reported depression and pain catastrophizing among patients with SCI and CNP; however, the lack of control groups prevented discerning whether these were attributed to CNP or to the SCI itself. The aim was to examine the psychological distress among individuals with SCI with and without CNP and controls to evaluate its impact and possible source...
December 14, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237338/client-perfectionism-and-psychological-symptoms-throughout-psychotherapy
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Clarissa M E Richardson, Kenneth G Rice, Eric M Sauer, Kristin E Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Given the psychological issues experienced by individuals high in perfectionistic concerns (maladaptive perfectionism), or a feeling as if one is never good enough, and discrepancies in the literature as to whether these individuals experience benefits from therapy, it is imperative that research examine whether perfectionism actually improves throughout therapy. The current study improves upon past research by examining changes in perfectionism (both perfectionistic concerns and strivings) throughout therapy, rather than simply measuring perfectionism at pre- and post-therapy...
December 13, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236920/brazilian-version-of-the-cognitive-failures-questionnaire-cfq-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-evidence-of-validity-and-reliability
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Jonas J de Paula, Danielle S Costa, Débora M de Miranda, Marco A Romano-Silva
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive failures are simple mistakes in routine activities, such as forgetting commitments and experiencing difficulty concentrating. The Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ) was designed to assess the frequency of these errors in everyday life. Although widely used in psychiatry and psychology, both in clinical and research settings, it has not been adapted for use in Brazil. Our objective was to perform cross-cultural adaptation of the CFQ for the Brazilian reality and assess its validity and reliability...
December 11, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
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