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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679793/self-stigma-in-ptsd-prevalence-and-correlates
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Kelsey A Bonfils, Paul H Lysaker, Philip T Yanos, Alysia Siegel, Bethany L Leonhardt, Alison V James, Beth Brustuen, Brandi Luedtke, Louanne W Davis
Self-stigma is the internalization of negative societal stereotypes about those with mental illnesses. While self-stigma has been carefully characterized in severe mental disorders, like schizophrenia, the field has yet to examine the prevalence and correlates of self-stigma in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thus, we assessed self-stigma in veterans diagnosed with PTSD and compared with veterans with schizophrenia. We further examined associations between PTSD, depressive symptoms and self-stigma in the PTSD sample...
April 3, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678936/effect-of-stroke-thrombolysis-predicted-by-distal-vessel-occlusion-detection
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Wolfgang G Kunz, Matthias P Fabritius, Wieland H Sommer, Christopher Höhne, Pierre Scheffler, Lukas T Rotkopf, Wolfgang P Fendler, Bastian O Sabel, Felix G Meinel, Franziska Dorn, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian F Reiser, Kolja M Thierfelder
OBJECTIVE: Among ischemic stroke patients with negative CT angiography (CTA), we aimed to determine the predictive value of enhanced distal vessel occlusion detection using CT perfusion postprocessing (waveletCTA) for the treatment effect of IV thrombolysis (IVT). METHODS: Patients were selected from 1,851 consecutive patients who had undergone CT perfusion. Inclusion criteria were (1) significant cerebral blood flow (CBF) deficit, (2) no occlusion on CTA, and (3) infarction confirmed on follow-up...
April 20, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678929/antibiotic-use-after-removal-of-penicillin-allergy-label
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David Vyles, Asriani Chiu, John Routes, Mariana Castells, Elizabeth J Phillips, Jennifer Kibicho, David C Brousseau
BACKGROUND: Penicillin allergy is commonly reported in the pediatric emergency department. We previously performed 3-tier penicillin allergy testing on children with low-risk symptoms, and 100% tolerated a penicillin challenge without an allergic reaction. We hypothesized that no serious allergic reactions would occur after re-exposure to penicillin and that prescription practices would change after testing. METHODS: We performed a follow-up case series of 100 children whose test results were negative for penicillin allergy...
April 20, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678772/minocycline-adjunctive-treatment-to-risperidone-for-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-association-with-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-levels
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Lulu Zhang, Hongbo Zheng, Rengrong Wu, Furong Zhu, Thomas R Kosten, Xiang-Yang Zhang, Jingping Zhao
BACKGROUND: We attempted to replicate the efficacy of minocycline, a second-generation tetracycline, as adjunctive therapy for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, and to investigate its association with pro-inflammatory cytokine levels. METHODS: Seventy-five schizophrenia patients with negative symptoms entered a 3-month, double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Subjects were assigned low dose (100 mg per day) or high dose minocycline (200 mg per day) or placebo combined with risperidone...
April 17, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678679/formal-thought-disorders-from-phenomenology-to-neurobiology
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REVIEW
Tilo Kircher, Henrike Bröhl, Felicitas Meier, Jennifer Engelen
Formal thought disorder (FTD) is present in most psychiatric disorders and in some healthy individuals. In this Review, we present a comprehensive, integrative, and multilevel account of what is known about FTD, covering genetic, cellular, and neurotransmitter effects, environmental influences, experimental psychology and neuropsychology, brain imaging, phenomenology, linguistics, and treatment. FTD is a dimensional, phenomenologically defined construct, which can be clinically subdivided into positive versus negative and objective versus subjective symptom clusters...
April 17, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678558/influence-factors-of-sexual-activity-for-internal-migrants-in-china
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Junguo Zhang, Junqing Wu, Yuyan Li, Ying Zhou, Yiran Li, Rui Zhao, Yuanming Shi, Zheng Li, Wei Huang, Jian Chen
BACKGROUND: Sexual frequency is associated with the quality of life. China's internal migrants that are sexually active are more likely to participate in sexual behavior. However, less work has been undertaken to assess the sexual frequency and its predictors in migrants. AIM: This study seeks to explore which factors were related to sexual frequency in migrants and how the association varies with different levels of sexual frequency. METHODS: A total of 10,834 men and 4,928 women aged 20-49 years from 5 cities in China were enrolled by multi-stage sampling during August 2013-August 2015...
April 17, 2018: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677626/positive-alcohol-use-expectancies-moderate-the-association-between-anxiety-sensitivity-and-alcohol-use-across-adolescence
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Allison M Borges, Carl W Lejuez, Julia W Felton
Anxiety sensitivity (AS), or the fear of anxious symptoms and the belief that these symptoms may have negative physical, social, and cognitive consequences, is one personality trait that emerges in early adolescence and may be linked to alcohol use. However, findings are equivocal as to whether elevated AS during adolescence directly predicts alcohol use. Adolescents do report increases in positive alcohol use expectancies during this developmental period, and these expectancies have been found to be significantly associated with alcohol use...
April 10, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677622/genetic-correlations-between-wellbeing-depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-and-behavioral-responses-to-the-emotional-faces-task-in-healthy-twins
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Kylie M Routledge, Leanne M Williams, Anthony W F Harris, Peter R Schofield, C Richard Clark, Justine M Gatt
Currently there is a very limited understanding of how mental wellbeing versus anxiety and depression symptoms are associated with emotion processing behaviour. For the first time, we examined these associations using a behavioural emotion task of positive and negative facial expressions in 1668 healthy adult twins. Linear mixed model results suggested faster reaction times to happy facial expressions was associated with higher wellbeing scores, and slower reaction times with higher depression and anxiety scores...
March 19, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677621/depressive-symptoms-in-chinese-male-inpatients-with-schizophrenia-prevalence-and-clinical-correlates
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Yan-Min Xu, Fu Li, Xiao-Bo Liu, Bao-Liang Zhong
Depression is common in patients with schizophrenia and associated with serious consequences. However, previous studies have mixed findings on characteristics of depression in schizophrenia, partly because of the use of depressive symptom scales that are not specific to schizophrenia. This study examined the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in Chinese patients with schizophrenia. A consecutive sample of 349 male inpatients with schizophrenia was recruited from the largest psychiatric specialty hospital in south-central China...
April 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677618/altered-serum-levels-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-and-chronic-medicated-schizophrenia
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Fei Ye, Qiongqiong Zhan, Wenhuan Xiao, Xiaowei Tang, Jin Li, Hui Dong, Weiwei Sha, Xiaobin Zhang
There is much evidence of a relationship between alterations in the brain's regional cellular energy metabolism and blood flow in schizophrenic. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a role in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illnesses. So, we compared serum VEGF levels in drug-naïve first-episode psychotic (FEP) and chronically medicated schizophrenic to examine if a correlation existed between VEGF and psychopathological symptoms. The serum VEGF levels were assessed in 46 FEP patients, 47 chronic medicated patients and 50 healthy controls...
April 11, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677205/anemia-in-tuberculosis-cases-and-household-controls-from-tanzania-contribution-of-disease-coinfections-and-the-role-of-hepcidin
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Jerry Hella, Colin I Cercamondi, Francis Mhimbira, Mohamed Sasamalo, Nicole Stoffel, Marcel Zwahlen, Thomas Bodmer, Sebastien Gagneux, Klaus Reither, Michael B Zimmermann, Lorenz Risch, Lukas Fenner
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) induces a systemic inflammatory state affecting iron homeostasis. Patients with TB often have additional comorbidities such as anemia which can result in poorer treat outcomes. We studied the contribution of anemia and the role of the iron regulatory hormone hepcidin among TB patients and household contacts. METHODS: We analyzed serum samples from 102 TB cases and 98 controls without TB, matched by age/sex, for hepcidin, iron, and inflammation parameters...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676377/expect-the-unexpected-loss-of-surface-cd3-on-flow-cytometry-in-hepatosplenic-t-cell-lymphoma-an-eye-opener
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Richa Chauhan, Seema Tyagi, Sumeet Mirgh, Priyanka Mishra, Tulika Seth, Manoranjan Mahapatra, Haraprasad Pati, Renu Saxena
Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTCL) is a rare extranodal T-cell lymphoma that shows preferential sinusoidal infiltration of spleen and liver. It usually shows bright expression of surface CD3 (sCD3) with restriction for γδ-T cell receptors (TCR). We present a case of a 34-year-old male who presented with hepatosplenomegaly and B symptoms. His peripheral blood and bone marrow (BM) was involved by atypical lymphoid cells that were CD2+, CD7+, CD56+, cytoplasmic CD3+, and sCD3- on immunophenotyping by flow cytometry...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676360/detection-of-immunoglobulin-m-and-immunoglobulin-g-antibodies-to-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-in-children-with-community-acquired-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
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Surinder Kumar, Indu Bala Garg, Gulshan Rai Sethi, Sanchit Kumar, Sanjeev R Saigal
Context: Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) causes up to 40% of community-acquired pneumonia in children. It is impossible to identify M. pneumoniae infection on the basis of clinical signs, symptoms, and radiological features. Therefore, correct etiological diagnosis strongly depends on laboratory diagnosis. Aims: This study aims to investigate the role of M. pneumonia e in pediatric lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) employing enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and particle agglutination (PA) test...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676164/the-intimate-partner-flooding-scale
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Heather M Foran, Michael Lorber, Jill Malik, Richard E Heyman, Amy M Smith Slep
Dysfunctional conflict resolution behaviors in couples have been long recognized as markers of relationship maladjustment and are, consequently, frequent targets of couple therapy. The process of flooding may play a role. Flooding is the subjective sense of being overwhelmed by the partner's negative affect, which is perceived as unexpected and intense, and feeling as though one's information processing is impaired. It has been theorized that flooding is so aversive as to lead to maladaptive conflict behaviors (e...
April 1, 2018: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676161/symptoms-of-prolonged-grief-and-posttraumatic-stress-following-loss-a-latent-class-analysis
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Fiona Maccallum, Richard A Bryant
OBJECTIVE: Individuals vary in how they respond to bereavement. Those who experience poor bereavement outcomes often report symptoms from more than one diagnostic category. This study sought to identify groups of individuals who share similar patterns of prolonged grief disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms to determine whether these profiles are differentially related to negative appraisals thought to contribute to prolonged grief disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology...
April 1, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675946/plasma-proteomics-identifies-a-chemokine-storm-in-idiopathic-multicentric-castleman-disease
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Sheila K Pierson, Aaron J Stonestrom, Dustin Shilling, Jason Ruth, Christopher S Nabel, Amrit Singh, Yue Ren, Katie Stone, Hongzhe Li, Frits van Rhee, David C Fajgenbaum
Human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8)-negative/idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) is a poorly understood disease involving polyclonal lymphoproliferation with dysmorphic germinal centers, constitutional symptoms, and multi-organ failure. Patients can experience thrombocytopenia, anasarca, reticulin fibrosis, renal dysfunction, organomegaly, and normal immunoglobulin levels, - iMCD-TAFRO. Others experience thrombocytosis, milder effusions, and hypergammaglobulinemia, -iMCD-Not Otherwise Specified (iMCD-NOS)...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675889/acute-liver-failure-caused-by-hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-3-and-4-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
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Samir Haffar, Shalimar, Ravinder Jeet Kaur, Zhen Wang, Larry Prokop, M Hassan Murad, Fateh Bazerbachi
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure (ALF) caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3 and 4 has been rarely described. Due to the presence of a short golden therapeutic window in patients with viral ALF from other causes, it is possible that early recognition and treatment might reduce the morbidity and mortality. We performed a systematicac review and pooled analysis of ALF caused by HEV genotype 3 and 4. METHODS: Two reviewers appraised studies after searching multiple databases on June 12th , 2017...
April 19, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675754/influence-of-mp-29-02-on-ciliary-beat-frequency-in-human-epithelial-cells-in-vitro
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D Häussler, J U Sommer, A Nastev, C Aderhold, A Wenzel, B Kramer, B A Stuck, R Birk
PURPOSE: MP 29-02, which contains fluticasone propionate and azelastine hydrochloride, is used as a topical nasal application for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. Although a multitude of data is available on the clinical symptom reduction and treatment safety of MP 29-02, the effect of MP 29-02 on ciliary beat frequency (CBF) has not been evaluated thus far. METHODS: MP 29-02-containing solution was applied at concentrations of 2.5, 5, 10, and 20% to 14 healthy subjects, and nasal ciliated epithelial cells were then visualized using a phase-contrast microscope...
April 19, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675672/low-virulence-bacterial-infections-in-cervical-intervertebral-discs-a-prospective-case-series
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Yilei Chen, Xianjun Wang, Xuyang Zhang, Hong Ren, Bao Huang, Jian Chen, Junhui Liu, Zhi Shan, Zhihai Zhu, Fengdong Zhao
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional case series study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of low virulence disc infection and its associations with characteristics of patients or discs in the cervical spine. BACKGROUND: Low virulence bacterial infections could be a possible cause of intervertebral disc degeneration and/or back pain. Controversies are continuing over whether these bacteria, predominantly Propionibacterium acnes (P...
April 19, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675620/management-of-anemia-in-low-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-treated-with-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-newer-and-older-agents
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REVIEW
Roberto Castelli, Riccardo Schiavon, Valentina Rossi, Giorgio Lambertenghi Deliliers
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders. The International Prognostic Score System (IPSS) groups MDS in lower-risk (IPSS low and intermediate-1) and higher-risk disease (IPSS intermediate-2 and high). AML transformation is the main concern in higher-risk MDS, while anemia and transfusion dependency represent the major issues for low-risk MDS patients. Improving erythropoiesis, and eliminating fatigue and symptoms, is the main therapeutic goal for low-risk MDS patients...
April 19, 2018: Medical Oncology
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