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Or Friedman, Ehud Arad, Oded Ben Amotz
In the pursuit of success in sports, some athletes are not deterred by health risks associated with the (mis)use of black market preparations of dubious origin as performance-enhancing agents. Several studies published in the recent years demonstrated that anabolic-androgenic steroids, but also stimulants and growth hormones, are misused by numerous recreational athletes from all over the world. Trenbolone is an anabolic steroid routinely used in the finishing phase of beef production to improve animal performance and feed efficiency...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Afshar Zomorrodi, Shakeri Abolhassan, Abbas Jabbari, Sahar Zomorrodi, Monazzah Farzin Sheikh
Renal transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage renal disease. Vascular complications of renal transplantation can be hazardous. Bleeding from the anastomotic site in external iliac artery is a nightmare for kidney transplant surgeons. Ligation of the external iliac artery might possibly lead to the loss of the lower limbs. We present two cases of postallograft nephrectomy bleeding, in which the external iliac artery was ligated without consequent ischemia.
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Harinder Singh Bedi, Vivek Tewarson, Kamal Negi
We report a 55-year-old man who underwent off-pump bypass surgery and had diffuse oozing and bruising postoperatively. His hematological profile had been normal preoperatively and he had been off antiplatelets for a week prior to surgery. Postoperatively, a detailed talk revealed that he had been on dietary supplements containing fish oil and garlic - both of which are known to affect platelet function. It behooves the surgeon and anesthetist to screen all patients preoperatively for the possibility of intake of any dietary supplements taken by the patient...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Stephanie Cham, Hayley J Koslik, Beatrice A Golomb
Psychiatric adverse drug reactions (ADRs) have been reported with statin use, but the literature regarding statin-associated mood/behavioral changes remains limited. We sought to elicit information germane to natural history and characteristics of central nervous system/behavioral changes in apparent connection with statin and/or cholesterol-lowering drug use, and delineate mechanisms that may bear on an association. Participants (and/or proxies) self-referred with behavioral and/or mood changes in apparent association with statins completed a survey eliciting cholesterol-lowering drug history, character and impact of behavioral/mood effect, time-course of onset and recovery in relation to drug use/modification, co-occurrence of recognized statin-associated ADRs, and factors relevant to ADR causality determination...
December 2016: Drug Saf Case Rep
Yuuki Matsumoto, Naohisa Uchimura, Tetsuya Ishida, Kouji Toyomasu, Yoshitaka Morimatsu, Mihoko Mori, Nanae Kushino, Michiko Hoshiko, Tatsuya Ishitake
Both a higher suicide rate and widespread sleep problems are serious health concerns in Japan when compared with those of other countries. We investigated the relationship between suicidal ideation and sleep problems in Japanese day workers using the 3-dimensional sleep scale (3DSS), which measures three sleep elements (phase, quality, and quantity). Data from 635 Japanese day workers (461 mens and 174 womens) were included. The 3DSS was used to assess participants' sleep condition. Participants were classified into eight sleep types based on scores of phase, quality, and quantity: All Good Sleep, Owl (poor phase), Inefficient (poor quality), Short (poor quantity), Owl + Inefficient (poor phase and quality), Owl + Short (poor phase and quantity), Inefficient + Short (poor quality and quantity), and All Poor Sleep...
2016: Sleep and Biological Rhythms
Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Robert Rosenheck, Somaia Mohamed, Robert Pietrzak, Rani Hoff
BACKGROUND: The pharmacological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is extremely challenging, as no specific agent has been developed exclusively to treat this disorder. Thus, there are growing concerns among the public, providers and consumers associated with its use as the efficacy of some agents is still in question. AIMS: We applied a dimensional and symptom cluster-based approach to better understand how the heterogeneous phenotypic presentation of PTSD may relate to the initiation of pharmacotherapy for PTSD initial episode...
September 2016: BJPsych Open
Fernando R Carvalho, Débora A Lentini-Oliveira, Lucila Bf Prado, Gilmar F Prado, Luciane Bc Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Apnoea is a breathing disorder marked by the absence of airflow at the nose or mouth. In children, risk factors include adenotonsillar hypertrophy, obesity, neuromuscular disorders and craniofacial anomalies. The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in childhood is adeno-tonsillectomy. This approach is limited by its surgical risks, mostly in children with comorbidities and, in some patients, by recurrence that can be associated with craniofacial problems...
October 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Todd M Bishop, Peter C Britton, Kerry L Knox, Wilfred R Pigeon
Disrupted sleep is common among combat veterans and can negatively impact response to mental health treatments. A trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and imagery rehearsal therapy (IRT) for nightmares was conducted with 14 combat veterans diagnosed with insomnia, and who were experiencing posttraumatic stress and/or depression. In the case-series that follows veterans experienced clinically significant changes in sleep, and statistically significant reductions in insomnia, nightmare, depression and posttraumatic stress severity following treatment...
2016: Military Behavioral Health
Péter Simor, Péter Pajkossy, Klára Horváth, Róbert Bódizs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2016: Brain and Cognition
Anna E Kunze, Jaap Lancee, Nexhmedin Morina, Merel Kindt, Arnoud Arntz
BACKGROUND: Recurrent nightmares can effectively be treated with cognitive-behavioral techniques such as imagery rehearsal therapy, which involves imagery rescripting (IR) of nightmares, and imaginal exposure (IE) therapy. However, the underlying mechanisms of these treatments remain largely unknown. To investigate this, we identified a number of variables that might mediate the therapeutic effect of rescripting-based and/or exposure-based therapies. Also, to control for the possible confounding influence of (other) treatment components, we designed two stripped-down treatment protocols, which primarily consist of either (1) rescripting of, or (2) exposure to, the nightmare content...
September 26, 2016: Trials
P A Geoffroy, J-A Micoulaud Franchi, R Lopez, I Poirot, A Brion, S Royant-Parola, B Etain
OBJECTIVES: Sleep complaints are very common in bipolar disorders (BD) both during acute phases (manic and depressive episodes) and remission (about 80 % of patients with remitted BD have poor sleep quality). Sleep complaints during remission are of particular importance since they are associated with more mood relapses and worse outcomes. In this context, this review discusses the characterization and treatment of sleep complaints in BD. METHODS: We examined the international scientific literature in June 2016 and performed a literature search with PubMed electronic database using the following headings: "bipolar disorder" and ("sleep" or "insomnia" or "hypersomnia" or "circadian" or "apnoea" or "apnea" or "restless legs")...
September 23, 2016: L'Encéphale
Cherish Smith, Maju Mathew Koola
There is evidence that doxazosin is effective in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Doxazosin is a "me-too" drug of prazosin. Doxazosin has an improved absorption profile and this likely minimizes the risk for unintended adverse hypotensive effects. The availability of doxazosin in the gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) form permits a higher initial daily dose (4 mg/day) while avoiding significant first-dose side effects. The treatment of PTSD with prazosin has several disadvantages due to its short duration of action (6-8 hours), which results in multiple doses being required...
2016: Psychiatric Annals
Zorica Đorđević Brlek, Ružica Jurakić Tončić, Jaka Radoš, Branka Marinović
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive subtype of melanoma, with rapid growth rate and metastatic potential. It is usually diagnosed at a locally advanced stage (Breslow thickness <2 mm) and is therefore associated with a poor prognosis. Nodular melanoma often does not fit the classic clinical ABCD criteria, but rather the EFG rule or 3 Cs criteria. Missing the diagnosis of nodular melanoma is a dermatologist's worst nightmare, especially since nodular melanomas can have a non-alarming clinical appearance and imitate a wide range of benign lesions...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Avinash De Sousa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Jaime M Hatcher-Martin, Karen A Armstrong, Laura M Scorr, Stewart A Factor
OBJECTIVE: To examine the tolerability and effectiveness of propranolol in treating tardive dyskinesia (TD). BACKGROUND: TD is a disabling, often irreversible, movement disorder that results from chronic therapy with dopamine receptor blocking drugs. There are no treatments currently approved for this disorder. Propranolol, a β-adrenergic blocker, has been reported to alleviate TD in case series and reports. METHODS: Retrospective database search of the Emory movement disorder clinic for TD patients treated with propranolol...
September 6, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Chanchan Shen, Jiawei Wang, Guorong Ma, Qisha Zhu, Hongjian He, Qiuping Ding, Hongying Fan, Yanxia Lu, Wei Wang
AIM: The purpose of current study is to explore the cerebral areas involved in nightmare disorder. METHODS: Fifteen nightmare disorder patients and 15 healthy volunteers were invited to undergo tests of the resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and the Nightmare Experience Questionnaire. RESULTS: The nightmare disorder patients scored higher on Physical Effect and Horrible Stimulation scales, had higher values of regional homogeneity in clusters within the left anterior cingulate cortex and right inferior parietal lobule, and lower regional homogeneity values within left superior and inferior frontal gyri and bilateral middle occipital gyri...
September 9, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Tomer Mizrachi Zer-Aviv, Amir Segev, Irit Akirav
There is substantial evidence from studies in humans and animal models for a role of the endocannabinoid system in the control of emotional states. Several studies have shown an association between exposure to trauma and substance use. Specifically, it has been shown that there is increased prevalence of cannabis use in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients and vice versa. Clinical studies suggest that PTSD patients may cope with their symptoms by using cannabis. This treatment-seeking strategy may explain the high prevalence of cannabis use among individuals with PTSD...
October 2016: Behavioural Pharmacology
Shota Sonobe, Satoki Inoue, Masahiko Kawaguchi
PURPOSE: We retrospectively investigated the incidence of postoperative nightmares and evaluated the impact of postoperative intensive care on the incidence of during subsequent hospital stay. To reduce the effect of selection bias, we compared the incidence of nightmares in propensity-matched pairs with postoperative management in ICUs or in surgical wards. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of an institutional registry containing 21,606 anesthesia cases and was conducted with ethics board approval...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Audrey Detrixhe, Florence Libon, Marion Mansuy, Nazli Nikkels-Tassoudji, Andrée Rorive, Jorge E Arrese, Pascale Quatresooz, Marie-Annick Reginster, Arjen F Nikkels
Increased awareness among dermatologists as well as the development of dermoscopy and sequential dermoscopy have contributed significantly toward an increase in the diagnostic accuracy of pigmented melanoma and even of amelanotic melanoma. However, the dermatologist's nightmare is the small group of melanomas that present as common skin diseases, often associated with a significant delay in diagnosis and hence a poor prognosis. The study was carried out to prospectively assess the number of melanomas lacking any clinical suspicion of melanoma and to describe their clinical and histological features over a 6-year observation period in an University Tertiary Skin Cancer Center...
August 17, 2016: Melanoma Research
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