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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045981/renal-ewing-s-sarcoma-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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C Liu, L G Cui, H L Wang
Ewing's sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (EWS/PNET) in the kidney is a rare but high-grade malignant tumor that affects predominantly elder children and adolescents. Patients mostly present with nonspecific symptoms such as abdominal pain and gross hematuria. Since EWS/PNET has a rapid clinical progression with early metastasis and death, it is essential to make an accurate and early diagnosis. Once diagnosed, multimodality treatment, including radical surgery combined with adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiotherapy if necessary, is recommended...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045920/the-association-of-alcohol-consumption-patterns-with-self-rated-physical-health-and-psychiatric-distress-among-afghanistan-and-iraq-era-u-s-veterans
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Patrick S Calhoun, Sarah M Wilson, Eric A Dedert, Katherine C Cunningham, Thomas K Burroughs, Terrell A Hicks, Jean C Beckham, Harold S Kudler, Kristy Straits-Troster
Alcohol misuse is associated with negative mental and physical health outcomes, which presents a public health concern in veterans. However, less is known regarding outcomes among veterans with low to moderate alcohol consumption. This study included veterans with military service in Iraq and/or Afghanistan (N = 1083) who resided in the VA Mid-Atlantic region catchment area (North Carolina, Virginia, and parts of West Virginia). Participants completed a mailed survey that inquired about demographics, past-year alcohol consumption, self-rated physical health, and psychiatric symptoms...
September 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044829/enzyme-replacement-therapy-prevents-loss-of-bone-and-fat-mass-in-murine-homocystinuria
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Tomas Majtan, Insun Park, Erez M Bublil, Jan P Kraus
Skeletal and connective tissue defects are the most striking symptoms in patients suffering from classical homocystinuria (HCU). Here, we determined body composition and bone mass in three mouse models of HCU and assessed whether a long-term administration of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) corrected the phenotype. The mouse models of HCU were analyzed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and the data were complemented by plasma biochemical profiles. Both the mouse model lacking CBS (KO) and the one expressing human CBS mutant transgene on a mouse CBS null background (I278T) showed marked bone loss and decreased weight mostly due to a lower fat content compared to negative controls...
October 16, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044807/impaired-emotion-processing-and-a-reduction-in-trust-in-patients-with-somatic-symptom-disorder
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Maja Erkic, Josef Bailer, Sabrina C Fenske, Stephanie N L Schmidt, Jörg Trojan, Annette Schröder, Peter Kirsch, Daniela Mier
There is accumulating evidence for deficits in the perception and regulation of one's own emotions, as well as the recognition of others' emotions in somatic symptom disorder (SSD). However, investigations of SSD focusing on specific aspects of emotion processing and how these might interact are missing. We included 35 patients with SSD and 35 healthy controls who completed questionnaires on the perception and regulation of their own emotions, as well as experimental investigations of emotion recognition and trust...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044760/development-of-novel-and-non-invasive-diagnostic-markers-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-using-urothelial-cells-in-voided-urine
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Hiroshi Shimura, Takahiko Mitsui, Sachiko Tsuchiya, Tatsuya Miyamoto, Tatsuya Ihara, Satoru Kira, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Norifumi Sawada, Yuki Imai, Takanori Mochizuki, Masayuki Takeda
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the expression of connexin (Cx) and transient receptor potential (TRP) channel on urothelial cells non-invasively collected from voided urine in humans. METHODS: A total of 55 patients (36 males and 19 females, median age: 71 years old), who were followed up at University of Yamanashi Hospital, were enrolled in the present study. Urothelial cells were collected from voided urine of patients, and the mRNA expression of each subtype of Cxs and TRP channels was measured using quantitive real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
October 17, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044670/the-effect-of-blue-light-blocking-spectacle-lenses-on-visual-performance-macular-health-and-the-sleep-wake-cycle-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
John G Lawrenson, Christopher C Hull, Laura E Downie
PURPOSE: Blue-blocking (BB) spectacle lenses, which attenuate short-wavelength light, are being marketed to alleviate eyestrain and discomfort when using digital devices, improve sleep quality and potentially confer protection from retinal phototoxicity. The aim of this review was to investigate the relative benefits and potential harms of these lenses. METHODS: We included randomised controlled trials (RCTs), recruiting adults from the general population, which investigated the effect of BB spectacle lenses on visual performance, symptoms of eyestrain or eye fatigue, changes to macular integrity and subjective sleep quality...
November 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044498/emerging-therapies-for-congestive-heart-failure
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Thomas J Povsic
The treatment of atherosclerotic heart disease has improved remarkably over the last several decades; however, the outlook for patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure with reduced ejection fraction remains bleak. Current drug therapies target the neurohormonal activation that accompanies congestive heart failure, but do not address the fundamental pathology inherent in this condition-the loss of contractile capacity. Stem cell therapies offer the possibility of rectifying this deficiency and normalizing left ventricular dimensions and cardiac performance by regenerating novel contractile tissue thereby reversing the negative remodeling which portends progressive left ventricular dysfunction, worsening symptoms, and ultimately cardiogenic shock...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044408/testing-a-positive-psychological-intervention-for-osteoarthritis
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Leslie R M Hausmann, Ada Youk, C Kent Kwoh, Said A Ibrahim, Michael J Hannon, Debra K Weiner, Rollin M Gallagher, Acacia Parks
Objective: Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability for which there is no cure. Psychosocial-oriented treatments are underexplored. We developed and tested an intervention to build positive psychological skills (e.g., gratitude) to reduce osteoarthritis symptom severity, including pain and functioning, and to improve psychosocial well-being in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Design: Two-arm randomized design with six-month follow-up. Setting: An academic Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
October 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042906/low-mood-in-a-sample-of-5-12-year-old-child-psychiatric-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Katri Maasalo, Jaana Wessman, Eeva T Aronen
BACKGROUND: Not much is known about low mood and its associates in child psychiatric patients. In this study, we examined the prevalence of low mood, how it associates with disruptive behaviour, and affects clinician-rated global functioning in child psychiatric outpatients. METHODS: The study population consisted of 862 5-12 year-old child psychiatric patients. The study sample was a subsample of all 1251 patients attending a child psychiatric outpatient clinic at Helsinki University Hospital in 2013-2015 formed by excluding 4 year-old and 13 year-old patients and those with missing or incomplete data...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042881/clinical-validation-of-the-psychotic-depression-assessment-scale-hamilton-depression-rating-scale-6-and-brief-psychiatric-rating-scale-5-results-from-the-clinical-research-center-for-depression-study
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Seon-Cheol Park, Eun Young Jang, Jae-Min Kim, Tae-Youn Jun, Min-Soo Lee, Jung-Bum Kim, Hyeon-Woo Yim, Yong Chon Park
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the psychotic depression assessment scale (PDAS), which includes the six-item melancholia subscale from the Hamilton depression rating scale (HAMD-6) and the five-item psychosis subscale from the brief psychiatric rating scale (BPRS-5). Data from the Clinical Research Center for Depression (CRESCEND) study, which is a 52-week naturalistic trial, were analyzed. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with psychotic depression from the CRESCEND study met our inclusion criteria...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042880/initial-psychometric-properties-of-the-korean-altman-self-rating-mania-scale-preliminary-validation-study-in-a-non-clinical-sample
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Bin-Na Kim, Seok-Man Kwon
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the Korean Altman Self-Rating Mania Scale (K-ASRM) in a large sample of Korean non-clinical undergraduates. METHODS: Participants (n=1,091) filled out the K-ASRM with other self-report questionnaires assessing bipolarity, mood symptoms and affect. Reliability test, exploratory factor analysis and correlation analyses were conducted to examine its psychometric properties. RESULTS: The reliability of the K-ASRM was adequate (Cronbach's α=0...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042877/impaired-social-and-role-function-in-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-and-first-episode-schizophrenia-its-relations-with-negative-symptoms
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So Jung Lee, Kyung Ran Kim, Su Young Lee, Suk Kyoon An
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial dysfunction was a nettlesome problem of schizophrenia even in their prodromal phase as well as in their first-episode. In addition, its relations with psychopathology were not determined. The aim of the present study was to examine whether the social and role function impairment was found in ultra-high risk for psychosis (UHR) individuals as well as first-episode schizophrenia patients and to explore its relations with psychopathology. METHODS: Thirty-seven normal controls, 63 UHR participants and 28 young, first-episode schizophrenia patients were recruited...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042524/-autoimmune-and-epilepsy
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Riki Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Sakamoto, Akio Ikeda
The recent discovery of autoimmune antibodies to the neuronal cell surface membrane and extra- or intra-cellular proteins, such as NMDAR and LGI1, shed light on a proposed new etiology of epilepsy, namely, "autoimmune epilepsy". A large part of this entity most likely belongs to a forme fruste of autoimmune (limbic) encephalitis. Seizures are usually subacute in onset and refractory to antiepileptic medications. Patients occasionally manifest multiple seizure semiologies, such as autonomic or faciobrachial dystonic seizures...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042139/predictors-of-functional-recovery-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-longitudinal-studies
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REVIEW
Olga Santesteban-Echarri, Mercedes Paino, Simon Rice, César González-Blanch, Patrick McGorry, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
BACKGROUND: Three out of four first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients achieve clinical remission following treatment. Unfortunately, functional recovery lags behind symptomatic remission, and many individuals with FEP remain socially isolated with poor functional outcomes. AIMS: To systematically compile and analyse predictors of functional recovery in FEP. METHOD: Systematic review and meta-analysis of peer-reviewed, longitudinal studies reporting predictors of functioning, with a minimum 12-month follow-up and at least 80% of participants diagnosed with FEP...
October 6, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041989/links-of-gut-microbiota-composition-with-alcohol-dependence-syndrome-and-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Veronika B Dubinkina, Alexander V Tyakht, Vera Y Odintsova, Konstantin S Yarygin, Boris A Kovarsky, Alexander V Pavlenko, Dmitry S Ischenko, Anna S Popenko, Dmitry G Alexeev, Anastasiya Y Taraskina, Regina F Nasyrova, Evgeny M Krupitsky, Nino V Shalikiani, Igor G Bakulin, Petr L Shcherbakov, Lyubov O Skorodumova, Andrei K Larin, Elena S Kostryukova, Rustam A Abdulkhakov, Sayar R Abdulkhakov, Sergey Y Malanin, Ruzilya K Ismagilova, Tatiana V Grigoryeva, Elena N Ilina, Vadim M Govorun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse has deleterious effects on human health by disrupting the functions of many organs and systems. Gut microbiota has been implicated in the pathogenesis of alcohol-related liver diseases, with its composition manifesting expressed dysbiosis in patients suffering from alcoholic dependence. Due to its inherent plasticity, gut microbiota is an important target for prevention and treatment of these diseases. Identification of the impact of alcohol abuse with associated psychiatric symptoms on the gut community structure is confounded by the liver dysfunction...
October 17, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041980/comparison-of-the-clinical-effectiveness-of-us-grading-scoring-system-vs-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra
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Huajun Xu, Yingchun Zhang, Huimei Zhang, Caishan Wang, Pan Mao
BACKGROUND: As an irreversible disease, a treatment delay can negatively affect treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Ultrasound and MRI have played an important role in assessing disease progression and response to treatment in RA for many years. The present study was designed to compare the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasound grading and MRI in early RA. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 62 early RA patients within 12 months of symptom onset were included...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041920/intraoperative-continuous-cerebral-microcirculation-measurement-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-preliminary-data-on-the-early-administration-of-magnesium-sulfate
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Bjoern Sommer, Cornelia S Weidinger, Dennis Wolf, Michael Buchfelder, Hubert Schmitt
BACKGROUND: In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), vasospasm remains one of the major complications. The application of intravenous magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has been under discussion to prevent cerebral ischemia. Our aim was to examine the impact of early MgSO4 administration on local cerebral microcirculation during microsurgical clipping of SAH-related aneurysms. METHODS: The non-invasive laser-Doppler spectrophotometry system "Oxygen-to-See (O2C)" was used in 14 consecutive patients (11 female, 3 male, median age 56...
October 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040967/improvement-and-aggravation-of-spontaneous-unruptured-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Tomoya Shibahara, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoshiyuki Wakugawa, Koichiro Maeda, Takeshi Uwatoko, Takahiro Kuwashiro, Gregory Y H Lip, Yasushi Okada
BACKGROUND: Intracranial vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is a well-recognized cause of stroke in young and middle-aged individuals, especially in Asian populations. However, a long-term natural course remains unclear. We investigated the long-term time course of VAD using imaging findings to examine the rate and predisposing factors for improvement. METHODS: We registered 56 consecutive patients (40 males; mean age, 51.8 ± 10.7 years) with acute spontaneous VAD and retrospectively investigated neuroimaging and clinical course within 1 month and at 3 months ± 2 weeks, 6 months ± 2 weeks, and 12 months ± 2 weeks after onset to ascertain predisposing factors and time course for improvement...
October 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040947/a-6-week-multicenter-double-blind-double-dummy-chlorpromazine-controlled-non-inferiorityrandomized-phase-iiitrial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-quetiapine-fumarate-seroquel-extended-release-xr-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-acute
#19
Huafang Li, Yifeng Shen, Gang Wang, Jianguo Shi, Cui Ma, Shiping Xie, Honggeng Zhang, Xiaoping Wang, Keqing Li, Xiufeng Xu, Niufan Gu
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of quetiapine fumarate extended-release (XR) in the treatment of Chinese patients with acute schizophrenia. Multicenter, double-blind, double-dummy, active-controlled non-inferiority randomized study in Chinese patients (n = 388) with schizophrenia randomly assigned to quetiapine XR or chlorpromazine for 6 weeks. Primary outcome was the change from baseline in Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score at the end of treatment. Safety objectives included adverse event (AE) monitoring, laboratory test results, and electrocardiograms...
July 22, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040797/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-symptoms-and-psychosis-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#20
Maria Niarchou, Monica E Calkins, Tyler M Moore, Sunny X Tang, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Elaine H Zackai, Beverly S Emanuel, Ruben C Gur, Raquel E Gur
OBJECTIVE: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS) is associated with increased risk for schizophrenia in adulthood while Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent diagnosis in childhood. Inattention symptoms are pronounced in 22q11.2DS and given that attentional impairment is a core feature of schizophrenia, inattention symptoms may reflect underlying ADHD, psychosis, or both. We investigate whether inattention is associated with psychosis in 22q11.2DS and in other groups at risk for psychosis but without the deletion (ND) (idiopathic clinical risk and first degree family members of individuals with schizophrenia)...
October 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
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