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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031185/diet-quality-and-depression-risk-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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REVIEW
Marc Molendijk, Patricio Molero, Felipe Ortuño Sánchez-Pedreño, Willem Van der Does, Miguel Angel Martínez-González
BACKGROUND: It has been claimed that the quality of a diet is associated with the incidence of depressive disorders. We sought to investigate the evidence for this claim. METHODS: Systematic searches were performed up to March 6th, 2017 in order to identify prospective cohort studies that reported on exposure to dietary patterns or food groups and the incidence of depression/depressive symptoms. Data from 24 independent cohorts (totalling 1,959,217 person-years) were pooled in random-effects meta-analyses...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028904/considerations-for-clinical-neuropsychological-evaluation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Susan C Woolley, Beth K Rush
The clinical neuropsychologist has the opportunity to be uniquely involved in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We review the current literature that defines cognitive and behavioral symptoms in ALS, including current knowledge of the neuropathological and genetic underpinning for these symptoms. There are unique considerations for clinical neuropsychological evaluation and clinical research in ALS and we highlight these in this review. Specifically, we shed light on special factors that contribute to our understanding of cognitive and behavioral impairment in ALS, including co-morbid symptoms, differential diagnosis, and considerations for longitudinal tracking of phenotypes...
September 28, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028834/validation-of-a-theoretically-motivated-approach-to-measuring-childhood-socioeconomic-circumstances-in-the-health-and-retirement-study
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Anusha M Vable, Paola Gilsanz, Thu T Nguyen, Ichiro Kawachi, M Maria Glymour
Childhood socioeconomic status (cSES) is a powerful predictor of adult health, but its operationalization and measurement varies across studies. Using Health and Retirement Study data (HRS, which is nationally representative of community-residing United States adults aged 50+ years), we specified theoretically-motivated cSES measures, evaluated their reliability and validity, and compared their performance to other cSES indices. HRS respondent data (N = 31,169, interviewed 1992-2010) were used to construct a cSES index reflecting childhood social capital (cSC), childhood financial capital (cFC), and childhood human capital (cHC), using retrospective reports from when the respondent was <16 years (at least 34 years prior)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028521/age-at-menarche-and-depressive-symptoms-in-older-southern-chinese-women-a-mendelian-randomization-study-in-the-guangzhou-biobank-cohort-study
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Shiu Lun Au Yeung, Chaoqiang Jiang, Kar Keung Cheng, Lin Xu, Weisen Zhang, Tai Hing Lam, Gabriel Matthew Leung, C Mary Schooling
To clarify the causal role of age at menarche in depressive symptoms we conducted a Mendelian randomization study using a large Southern Chinese cohort (n = 12,233). A genetic allele score was derived using stepwise regression with cross validation. Older age at menarche was not associated with geriatric depression scale score. Our findings suggest that higher rates of depression in women are likely attributable to other factors which require investigation.
September 19, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028287/a-validated-model-for-the-22-item-sino-nasal-outcome-test-subdomain-structure-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Allen L Feng, Nicholas C Wesely, Lloyd P Hoehle, Katie M Phillips, Alisa Yamasaki, Adam P Campbell, Luciano L Gregorio, Thomas E Killeen, David S Caradonna, Josh C Meier, Stacey T Gray, Ahmad R Sedaghat
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified subdomains of the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), reflecting distinct and largely independent categories of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) symptoms. However, no study has validated the subdomain structure of the SNOT-22. This study aims to validate the existence of underlying symptom subdomains of the SNOT-22 using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and to develop a subdomain model that practitioners and researchers can use to describe CRS symptomatology...
October 13, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027694/can-we-evaluate-hiatal-ballooning-by-measuring-the-anteroposterior-diameter-with-2-dimensional-translabial-ultrasonography
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Lieming Wen, Qichang Zhou
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association between the anteroposterior hiatal diameter and pelvic organ prolapse and to determine whether 2-dimensional translabial ultrasonography can evaluate hiatal ballooning by measuring the anteroposterior diameter. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of 312 women seen for lower urinary tract symptoms or pelvic organ prolapse between December 2014 and July 2016. All women had an International Continence Society (ICS) Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system examination and 4-dimensional translabial ultrasonography...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027309/the-importance-of-symptoms-in-the-longitudinal-variability-of-clusters-in-copd-patients-a-validation-study
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Juan P de Torres, Jose M Marin, Cristina Martinez-Gonzalez, Pilar de Lucas-Ramos, Borja Cosio, Ciro Casanova
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cluster analysis has been utilized to explore phenotypic heterogeneity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To date, little is known about the longitudinal variability of clusters in COPD patients. We aimed to evaluate the 2-year cluster variability in stable COPD patients. METHODS: We evaluated the following variables in COPD patients at baseline and 2 years later: age, gender, pack-year history, body mass index (BMI), modified Medical Research Council (MMRC) scale, 6-min walking distance (6MWD), spirometry and COPD Assessment Test (CAT)...
October 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027005/utility-of-the-revised-edmonton-symptom-assessment-system-esas-r-and-the-patient-reported-functional-status-prfs-in-lung-cancer-patients
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M N Yogananda, Valliappan Muthu, Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Adarsh Kohli, Digambar Behera, Navneet Singh
BACKGROUND: Symptom palliation is an important objective of treatment in advanced/metastatic lung cancer (LC). Significant psychological, minor physical symptoms and several social/emotional issues often go unnoticed. This prospective study aimed to evaluate utility of patients' perspectives [self-reported symptom assessment by revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS-r) and self-reported functional status by Patient-Reported Functional Status (PRFS)] amongst LC patients undergoing chemotherapy...
October 12, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026440/translating-mental-health-diagnostic-and-symptom-terminology-to-train-health-workers-and-engage-patients-in-cross-cultural-non-english-speaking-populations
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EDITORIAL
Bibhav Acharya, Madhur Basnet, Pragya Rimal, David Citrin, Soniya Hirachan, Sikhar Swar, Poshan Thapa, Jagadamba Pandit, Rajeev Pokharel, Brandon Kohrt
Although there are guidelines for transcultural adaptation and validation of psychometric tools, similar resources do not exist for translation of diagnostic and symptom terminology used by health professionals to communicate with one another, their patients, and the public. The issue of translation is particularly salient when working with underserved, non-English speaking populations in high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries. As clinicians, researchers, and educators working in cross-cultural settings, we present four recommendations to avoid common pitfalls in these settings...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026438/mental-health-assessments-in-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-evaluation-of-a-tablet-assisted-screening-software
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Naser Morina, Simon M Ewers, Sandra Passardi, Ulrich Schnyder, Christine Knaevelsrud, Julia Müller, Richard A Bryant, Angela Nickerson, Matthis Schick
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems resulting from persecution and forced migration are very common among refugees and asylum seekers and evolve into a major public health challenge in hosting societies. Language barriers often prevent timely access to appropriate health care, leading to chronic trajectories and abortive social integration. Tools for multilingual screening and assessment could be of great benefit for this particularly vulnerable population as well as for policy makers...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026056/patient-opinion-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-their-treatment-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-hong-kong-public-urology-clinics
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L Y Ho, C K Chan, P Sk Chu
INTRODUCTION: Lower urinary tract symptoms collectively represent a common condition among ageing men. There are, however, limited data on the frequency of individual symptoms in patients who seek specialist care. We conducted a multinational survey in South-East Asia to evaluate patients' self-reported prevalence, bother, treatment, and treatment satisfaction of four lower urinary tract symptoms namely, urgency, nocturia, slow stream, and post-micturition dribble. This report presents the analysis of the Hong Kong subpopulation...
October 13, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025401/headache-symptoms-from-migraine-patients-with-and-without-aura-through-structure-validated-self-reports
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Jiawei Wang, Bingren Zhang, Chanchan Shen, Jinhua Zhang, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Headache symptoms self-reported by migraine patients are largely congruent with the clinician-used diagnostic criteria, but not always so. Patients' self-reports of headache symptoms might offer additional clues to characterize migraine with (MA) and without (MO) aura more precisely. METHODS: Firstly, we invited 324 participants with a life-long headache attack to answer an item-matrix measuring symptoms of primary headaches, then we performed both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to their answers and refined a headache symptom questionnaire...
October 12, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024875/social-networking-online-to-recover-from-opioid-use-disorder-a-study-of-community-interactions
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Alexandra R D'Agostino, Allison R Optican, Shaina J Sowles, Melissa J Krauss, Kiriam Escobar Lee, Patricia A Cavazos-Rehg
BACKGROUND: Social media has increasingly become a venue for health discourse and support, particularly for vulnerable individuals. This study examines user-generated content of an online Reddit community targeting individuals recovering from opiate addiction. METHODS: 100 Reddit posts and their comments were collected from the online community on August 19, 2016. Posts were qualitatively coded for opioid use disorder (OUD) criteria as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), as well as other common themes...
October 5, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024470/predictive-validity-of-radiographic-trabecular-bone-texture-in-knee-oa-the-oarsi-fnih-oa-biomarkers-consortium
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Virginia Byers Kraus, Jamie E Collins, H Cecil Charles, Carl F Pieper, Lawrence Whitley, Elena Losina, Michael Nevitt, Steve Hoffmann, Frank Roemer, Ali Guermazi, David J Hunter
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate radiographic subchondral trabecular bone texture (TBT) as a predictor of clinically relevant osteoarthritis (OA) progression (combination of symptom and structure worsening). METHODS: The FNIH OA Biomarkers Consortium undertook a study of progressive knee OA cases (n=194 knees with both radiographic and pain progression over 24-48 months) and comparators (n=406 OA knees not meeting the case definition). TBT parameters were extracted from a medial subchondral tibial region of interest by fractal signature analysis of radiographs using a validated semi-automated software...
October 12, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023568/demonstrating-the-reliability-of-transdiagnostic-mhealth-routine-outcome-monitoring-in-mental-health-services-using-experience-sampling-technology
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Simone J W Verhagen, Juliënne A Berben, Carsten Leue, Anne Marsman, Philippe A E G Delespaul, Jim van Os, Richel Lousberg
BACKGROUND: Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) should provide a dynamic, within-treatment forward feedback loop to guide individual treatment decisions across diagnostic categories. It has been suggested that the Experience Sampling Method (ESM), capturing the film of daily life adaptive processes, offers a flexible, personalised and transdiagnostic feedback system for monitoring and adapting treatment strategies. This is the first study that uses an ESM application (the PsyMate™) as a routine mobile-ROM (mROM) tool in an ambulatory mental health setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023285/predictors-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-use-in-a-large-inpatient-psychiatry-population
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Julia Knight, Micaela Jantzi, John Hirdes, Terry Rabinowitz
OBJECTIVE: There is limited research on reliable and clinically useful predictors of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) use. We aimed to examine factors that predict ECT use in an inpatient psychiatric population. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of provincial database for inpatient psychiatry. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of a provincial database for inpatient psychiatry. The study includes all psychiatric inpatients 18 years or older in Ontario, Canada, assessed with the Resident Assessment Instrument for Mental Health (RAI-MH) within the first 3 days of admission between 2009 and 2014 (n = 153,023)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023262/psychometric-properties-and-factor-structure-of-a-shortened-version-of-the-cognitive-behavioural-responses-questionnaire-cbrq
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Elizabeth G Ryan, Silia Vitoratou, Kimberley A Goldsmith, Trudie Chalder
OBJECTIVE: Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be perpetuated by cognitive and behavioural responses to the illness. We aimed to determine the factor structure, reliability and validity of the 40-item Cognitive Behavioural Responses Questionnaire (CBRQ) using data gathered from CFS patients. We also propose a short version CBRQ for greater clinical utility. METHODS: The psychometric analysis was performed on datasets drawn from two sources: a clinical service for CFS patients (N=576) and the PACE randomised controlled trial (RCT) of CFS treatments (N=640)...
October 10, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022751/prospective-psychometric-characterization-of-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-patients
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Silas Hinsch Gylvin, Anders Fink-Jensen, Henrik Kehlet, Christoffer Calov Jørgensen, Mogens Berg Laursen, Kirill Gromov, Henrik Morville Schroder, Susanne Jung Høvsgaard, Heidi Raahauge Wede, Phillip Raphael Kyle, Per Bech
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric conditions and psychopharmacological treatments have been demonstrated to be important risk-factors for prolonged hospital length of stay, readmission and morbidity, following fast-track total hip (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). AIMS: The aim of the study was to provide a detailed description of the preoperative psychiatric characteristics of a well-defined patient population undergoing THA and TKA, using the 90-item Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R)...
October 12, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022733/person-centered-approaches-in-the-study-of-personality-disorders
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Brian M Hicks, D Angus Clark, C Emily Durbin
Existing categorical models of personality disorder diagnoses capture heterogeneous populations in terms of symptom presentation and etiological influences on personality pathology. Though several well-validated alternative dimensional trait models (i.e., variable-centered approaches) of personality disorders have been developed, person-centered approaches can provide important additional information on both the phenotypic expression and etiology of personality pathology. We discuss the utility and necessary attributes of person-centered or subtype models of personality disorders and briefly review statistical approaches and other methodological considerations, drawing specific examples from the psychopathy literature...
October 2017: Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022686/level-of-education-as-a-risk-factor-for-extensive-prevalence-of-cervical-intervertebral-disc-degenerative-changes-and-chronic-neck-pain
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Vedran Markotić, Damir Zubac, Miro Miljko, Goran Šimić, Amra Zalihić, Gojko Bogdan, Dorijan Radančević, Ana Dugandžić Šimić, Josip Mašković
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to document the prevalence of degenerative intervertebral disc changes in the patients who previously reported symptoms of neck pain and to determine the influence of education level on degenerative intervertebral disc changes and subsequent chronic neck pain. METHODS: One hundred and twelve patients were randomly selected from the University Hospital in Mostar, Bosna and Herzegovina, (aged 48.5±12.7 years) and submitted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine...
September 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
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