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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053230/a-randomised-control-trial-of-four-different-regimes-of-biofeedback-program-in-the-treatment-of-faecal-incontinence
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Christopher J Young, Assad Zahid, Cherry E Koh, Jane M Young, Christopher M Byrne, Michael J Solomon, Jenny Rex, Janet Candido
AIM: Biofeedback is an established, effective and non-invasive treatment for faecal incontinence (FI). The aim was to compare the effectiveness of four different biofeedback treatment regimes. METHOD: Randomised control trial of patients with FI, stratified into two groups (metropolitan and rural) and then randomised into two subgroups (groups 1 and 2 within metropolitan, groups 3 and 4 within rural) with varying face-to-face and telephone biofeedback components...
October 20, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043247/clinic-based-mobile-health-decision-support-to-enhance-adult-epilepsy-self-management-an-intervention-mapping-approach
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Ross Shegog, Charles E Begley
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder involving recurrent seizures. It affects approximately 5 million people in the U.S. To optimize their quality of life people with epilepsy are encouraged to engage in self-management (S-M) behaviors. These include managing their treatment (e.g., adhering to anti-seizure medication and clinical visit schedules), managing their seizures (e.g., responding to seizure episodes), managing their safety (e.g., monitoring and avoiding environmental seizure triggers), and managing their co-morbid conditions (e...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042248/the-antidepressant-and-anxiolytic-like-effects-of-fluoxetine-and-clozapine-in-chronically-isolated-rats-involve-inhibition-of-hippocampal-tnf-%C3%AE
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Nevena Todorović, Dragana Filipović
Brain oxidative stress and neuroinflammation are implicated in psychiatric disorders. Thus, it is important to investigate the effects of individual psychotropic agents on antioxidative defense and proinflammatory mediators in brain regions associated with these disorders. Psychosocial stress is recognized as a threat to mental health, and the hippocampus is a primary target of stress-related damage. Chronic social isolation (CSIS) is a mild psychosocial stress used to model the pathophysiology of depression...
October 14, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042065/analgesic-and-anxiolytic-effects-of-leu-31-pro-34-neuropeptide-y-microinjected-into-the-periaqueductal-gray-in-rats
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Priscila Vázquez-León, Luis G Mendoza-Ruiz, Eduardo Ramírez-San Juan, German Alberto Chamorro-Cevallos, Abraham Miranda-Páez
Several reports have demonstrated that neuropeptide Y (NPY) is involved in food intake, epilepsy, circadian rhythms, drug seeking, pain and anxiety, and other physiological or pathological conditions. On the other hand, periaqueductal gray (PAG) is a key brain center for modulating pain, anxiety and fear. It is the main structure implicated in integrated defensive behaviors. One such behavior, tonic immobility (TI), resembles fear and is able to induce analgesia. After microinjection of [Leu(31),Pro(34)]-Neuropeptide Y ([Leu(31),Pro(34)]-NPY) into the PAG dorsal (D) or ventrolateral (VL) of adult male Wistar rats, the following parameters were assessed: i) the analgesic effect by means of the tail-flick test (TF), ii) the duration of TI as a passive defensive behavioral response and as an anxiety/fear model (considering both TF and TI as single behaviors), iii) TI-induced analgesia by the combination of TF/TI, and iv) the anxious-like state through the elevated plus maze (EPM), and defensive burying behavior (DBB)...
October 12, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038005/prednisone-alleviates-demyelination-through-regulation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-a-c57bl-6-mouse-model-of-cuprizone-induced-demyelination
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Hao Yu, Mingfeng Wu, Geng Lu, Tingting Cao, Nan Chen, Yijia Zhang, Higuo Jiang, Hongbin Fan, Ruiqin Yao
Myelin abnormalities, oligodendrocyte damage, and concomitant glia activation are common in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Increasing evidence has demonstrated that the inflammatory response triggers demyelination and gliosis in demyelinating disorders. Numerous clinical interventions, including those used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), have confirmed prednisone (PDN) as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that reduces the inflammatory response and promotes tissue repair in multiple inflammation sites...
October 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035063/religious-anti-gay-prejudice-as-a-predictor-of-mental-health-abuse-and-substance-use
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Babucarr J Sowe, Alan J Taylor, Jac Brown
Anti-gay, or homonegative, prejudice is generally considered harmful to the wellbeing of sexual minority individuals. However, the origins or nature of such prejudice may vary. Despite a sizable body of literature suggesting homonegative prejudice is frequently religious-based, the psychological impact of exposure to religious anti-gay prejudice remains largely undetermined. Addressing this research gap, the authors examined whether opposition to same-sex sexuality on religious grounds predicted detrimental outcomes among same- and both-sex attracted individuals, as well as their heterosexual counterparts...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027903/functional-dichotomy-in-spinal-vs-prefrontal-projecting-locus-coeruleus-modules-splits-descending-noradrenergic-analgesia-from-ascending-aversion-and-anxiety-in-rats
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Stefan Hirschberg, Yong Li, Andrew Randall, Eric J Kremer, Anthony E Pickering
The locus coeruleus (LC) projects throughout the brain and spinal cord and is the major source of central noradrenaline. It remains unclear whether the LC acts functionally as a single global effector or as discrete modules. Specifically, while spinal-projections from LC neurons can exert analgesic actions, it is not known whether they can act independently of ascending LC projections. Using viral vectors taken up at axon terminals, we expressed chemogenetic actuators selectively in LC neurons with spinal (LC:(SC)) or prefrontal cortex (LC:(PFC)) projections...
October 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025435/withania-somnifera-as-a-potential-candidate-to-ameliorate-high%C3%A2-fat-diet-induced-anxiety-and-neuroinflammation
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Taranjeet Kaur, Gurcharan Kaur
BACKGROUND: The epidemic of obesity has reached alarming levels in both developing and developed nations. Excessive calorie intake and sedentary lifestyle due to technological advancements are the main causal factors for overweight and obesity among the human population. Obesity has been associated with a number of co-morbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegeneration and dementia. The progression of neurological disorders in obese subjects has been mainly attributed to neuroinflammation...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017388/pathophysiological-bases-of-comorbidity-tbi-and-ptsd
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Gary B Kaplan, Kimberly A Leite-Morris, Lei Wang, Kendra K Rumbika, Stephen C Heinrichs, Xiang Zeng, Liquan Wu, Danielle T Arena, Yang D Teng
The high rates of TBI and PTSD diagnoses encountered in recent years by the U.S. Veterans Affairs Healthcare System have increased public awareness and research investigation into these conditions. In this review, we analyze the neural mechanisms underlying the TBI/PTSD comorbidity. TBI and PTSD present with common neuropsychiatric symptoms including anxiety, irritability, insomnia, personality changes and memory problems and this overlap complicates diagnostic differentiation. Interestingly, both TBI and PTSD can be produced by overlapping pathophysiological changes that disrupt neural connections termed the "connectome"...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993710/dose-dependent-expression-of-claudin-5-is-a-modifying-factor-in-schizophrenia
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C Greene, J Kealy, M M Humphries, Y Gong, J Hou, N Hudson, L M Cassidy, R Martiniano, V Shashi, S R Hooper, G A Grant, P F Kenna, K Norris, C K Callaghan, M dN Islam, S M O'Mara, Z Najda, S G Campbell, J S Pachter, J Thomas, N M Williams, P Humphries, K C Murphy, M Campbell
Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects up to 1% of the general population. Various genes show associations with schizophrenia and a very weak nominal association with the tight junction protein, claudin-5, has previously been identified. Claudin-5 is expressed in endothelial cells forming part of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Furthermore, schizophrenia occurs in 30% of individuals with 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), a population who are haploinsufficient for the claudin-5 gene. Here, we show that a variant in the claudin-5 gene is weakly associated with schizophrenia in 22q11DS, leading to 75% less claudin-5 being expressed in endothelial cells...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988097/no-evidence-of-increased-growth-or-mortality-in-fish-exposed-to-oxazepam-in-semi-natural-ecosystems
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A Lagesson, T Brodin, J Fahlman, J Fick, M Jonsson, J Persson, P Byström, J Klaminder
An increasing number of short-term laboratory studies on fish reports behavioral effects from exposure to aquatic contaminants or raised carbon dioxide levels affecting the GABAA receptor. However, how such GABAergic behavioral modifications (GBMs) impact populations in more complex natural systems is not known. In this study, we induced GBMs in European perch (Perca fluviatilis) via exposure to a GABA agonist (oxazepam) and followed the effects on growth and survival over one summer (70days) in replicated pond ecosystems...
October 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988013/aloe-vera-gel-improves-behavioral-deficits-and-oxidative-status-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Seyed Reza Fatemi Tabatabaei, Shahab Ghaderi, Mohammad Bahrami-Tapehebur, Yaghoob Farbood, Masome Rashno
Oxidative stress has a major role in progression of diabetes-related behavioral deficits. It has been suggested that Aloe vera has anti-diabetic, antioxidative, and neuroprotective effects. The present study was designed to determine the effects of Aloe vera gel on behavioral functions, oxidative status, and neuronal viability in the hippocampus of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Fifty five adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups, including: control (normal saline 8ml/kg/day; P...
October 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968539/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-and-protein-kinase-c-are-involved-in-the-pro-cognitive-and-anti-anxiety-effects-of-phytohormone-abscisic-acid-in-rats
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Reyhaneh Naderi, Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani, Mehdi Abbasnejad
The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) exists in animal tissues particularly in the brain. However, the neurophysiological effects of ABA have not yet been fully determined. Signaling molecules such as PKC and PI3K have been implicated in anxiety-like behavior as well as learning and memory processes. Recently, it has been demonstrated that PKC and PI3K signaling pathways participate in some biological effects of ABA. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of central injection of ABA on spatial learning and memory and anxiety-like behavior and determine its possible signaling mechanisms...
September 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967359/the-role-of-centralised-pain-in-osteoarthritis
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Daniel J Clauw, Afton L Hassett
The mechanisms underlying chronic pain states, including osteoarthritis, differ from those underlying acute pain. In chronic pain states, central nervous system (CNS) factors often play a particularly prominent role. In many individuals with chronic pain, pain can occur with minimal or no evidence of ongoing nociceptive input. Medical subspecialties have applied a wide-range of labels to these pain conditions including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and interstitial cystitis to name just a few. These same CNS processes can augment or magnify pain when there is ongoing nociceptive input, as in conditions such as osteoarthritis or autoimmune disorders...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967272/effects-of-psychosocial-factors-on-monitoring-treatment-effect-in-newly-diagnosed-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-over-time-response-data-from-the-treach-study
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T M Kuijper, J J Luime, H Xiong, Php de Jong, Pahm van der Lubbe, D van Zeben, I Tchetverikov, Jmw Hazes, Aeam Weel
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether, apart from effects of patient- and disease-related factors, psychosocial factors have additional effects on disease activity; and which factors are most influential during the first year of treatment in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD: The study assessed 15 month follow-up data from patients in tREACH, a randomized clinical trial comparing initial triple disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy to methotrexate monotherapy, with glucocorticoid bridging in both groups...
October 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955204/impairment-of-serotonergic-transmission-by-the-antiparkinsonian-drug-l-dopa-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Cristina Miguelez, Abdelhamid Benazzouz, Luisa Ugedo, Philippe De Deurwaerdère
The link between the anti-Parkinsonian drug L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) and the serotonergic (5-HT) system has been long established and has received increased attention during the last decade. Most studies have focused on the fact that L-DOPA can be transformed into dopamine (DA) and released from 5-HT terminals, which is especially important for the management of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia. In patients, treatment using L-DOPA also impacts 5-HT neurotransmission; however, few studies have investigated the mechanisms of this effect...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953839/antidepressants-and-hyponatremia-in-a-patient-with-colectomy-a-case-report
#17
Madhavan Seshadri, Madhusudan Deepak Thalitaya, Tuno Simon, Catherine Odelola, Humphrey Enow
Antidepressants are routinely used by General Practitioners (GP) as well as Psychiatrists to treat Depression. They are tolerated well. However, in certain patient populations, they are associated with SIADH (Syndrome of Inappropriate Anti-Diuretic Hormone Secretion) and Hyponatremia. Various research studies have shown that all antidepressants are associated with Hyponatremia. Hyponatremia as a side effect of antidepressant therapy is more commonly seen in old age, chronic Kidney disease and Hypothyroidism...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953783/the-wounded-healer-film-a-london-college-of-communication-event-to-challenge-mental-health-stigma-through-the-power-of-motion-picture
#18
Ahmed Hankir, Rashid Zaman, Benjamin Geers, Gus Rosie, Grainne Breslin, Lilly Barr, Frederick R Carrick, Sal Anderson
BACKGROUND: There is a preponderance of mental health problems in students on a global scale which can have a considerable effect on their academic performance and a profound impact on their quality of life. Many universities offer free counselling services however despite this a recent study in the US revealed that up to 84% of students who screened positive for depression or anxiety did not receive any treatment. There are many obstacles that students with mental health problems encounter that prevents them from receiving care, foremost among these is stigma...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950996/unbalanced-plasma-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-12-il-10-profile-in-women-with-migraine-is-associated-with-psychological-and-physiological-outcomes
#19
Arão Belitardo Oliveira, André Luis Lacerda Bachi, Reinaldo Teixeira Ribeiro, Marco Tulio Mello, Sergio Tufik, Mario Fernando Prieto Peres
Increased plasma pro-inflammatory and decreased anti-inflammatory cytokines have been implicated in physiological and behavioural aspects of mood- and pain-related disorders, including migraine. In this case-control study, we assessed mood scores, cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2Peak), and plasma concentrations of TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and IL-12p70 interictally in women with episodic migraine with/without aura (ICHD-II), taking no preventive medicine, and in healthy women recruited from São Paulo Hospital and local community, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947177/resveratrol-ameliorated-the-behavioral-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#20
Ze-Shun Zhang, Zhi-Kun Qiu, Jia-Li He, Xu Liu, Ji-Sheng Chen, Yu-Lu Wang
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a major psychiatric and neurological issue. Resveratrol is shown to be effective on depression and anxiety. However, the mechanism of anti-PTSD-like effects of resveratrol remains unknown. The present study aimed to explore the possible molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the anti-PTSD-like effects of resveratrol. Following a 2-day exposure to inescapable electric foot shocks, animals were administered resveratrol (10, 20, and 40mg/kg, i.g.) during the behavioral tests, which included contextual freezing measurement, elevated plus maze test, staircase test, and open field test...
October 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
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