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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530523/cost-effectiveness-of-peginterferon-beta-1a-and-alemtuzumab-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
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Ankur A Dashputre, Khalid M Kamal, Gauri Pawar
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system, affecting 2.5 million people globally and 400,000 people in the United States. While no cure exists for MS, the goal is to manage the disease using disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), which have been shown to slow disease progression and prevent relapses. Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) is the most common form of MS at the time of diagnosis. Peginterferon beta-1a (PEG) and alemtuzumab (ALT) were recently approved and have demonstrated good clinical outcomes, including reduced relapse rates in clinical trials...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530347/-the-need-for-help-of-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-mental-illness-in-a-unique-service-for-families-at-the-beer-sheva-mental-health-center
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Anat Shalev, Ron Shor
BACKGROUND: Limited research attention has been given to the needs of family caregivers of persons with mental illness in psychiatric hospitals despite the stressors and difficulties they experience. In light of the recognition of the significance of helping family caregivers, a new model of consultation and support centers for family caregivers, called Meital, has been developed. OBJECTIVES: To examine the needs of family caregivers who receive help in Meital, at the Beer Sheva Mental Health Center...
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526002/affective-concordance-in-couples-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-depression-and-anxiety-consultations-within-a-population-of-13-507-couples-in-primary-care
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J Walker, J Liddle, K P Jordan, P Campbell
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are common and have a significant impact on the individual and wider society. One theory proposed to explain a heightened risk for depression and anxiety is affective concordance in couples (e.g. influence of shared mood states, shared health beliefs). Whilst research has shown concordance for severe psychiatric illnesses and general mood in couples, little attention has been given to concordance for common psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety...
May 19, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508187/associations-between-serum-zinc-levels-and-mental-health-findings-from-the-2010-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Na-Rae Kim, Ko-Woon Kim, Ha-Na Kim, Sang-Wook Song
Mental health problems are a major public health issue worldwide, and zinc may be associated with psychiatric symptoms, but such associations have not been investigated extensively. This study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between serum zinc levels and mental health problems in Korean adults. We used data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey V-1, a cross-sectional survey of Korean civilians. Data from 1748 subjects were analyzed. Serum zinc levels did not differ significantly according to psychiatric symptoms including sleep duration, stress, depressed mood, suicidal ideation, and whether respondents sought psychiatric consultation...
May 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502786/randomized-evaluation-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-graded-exercise-therapy-for-post-cancer-fatigue
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Carolina X Sandler, David Goldstein, Sarah Horsfield, Barbara K Bennett, Michael Friedlander, Patricia A Bastick, Craig R Lewis, Eva Segelov, Frances M Boyle, Melvin T M Chin, Kate Webber, Benjamin K Barry, Andrew R Lloyd
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of a randomized controlled trial, which assigned patients with post-cancer fatigue (PCF) to education, or 12-weeks of integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET). METHODS: Three months post treatment for breast or colon cancer, eligible patients had: clinically-significant fatigue; no co-morbid medical or psychiatric conditions which explained the fatigue; and no evidence of recurrence. The CBT/GET arm included individually tailored consultations at approximately two weekly intervals...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500976/personality-disparity-in-chronic-regional-and-widespread-pain
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Mei-Chung Chang, Po-Fei Chen, For-Wey Lung
Chronic pain has high comorbidity with psychiatric disorders, therefore, better understanding of the relationship between chronic pain and mental illness is needed. This study aimed to investigate the pathway relationships among parental attachment, personality characteristics, alexithymic trait and mental health in patients with chronic widespread pain, those with chronic regional pain, and controls. Two hundred and thirty participants were recruited. The parental Bonding Inventory, Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI), 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), Chinese Health Questionnaire, and Short-Form 36 were filled out...
April 27, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492425/identifying-patient-and-provider-specific-gaps-in-care-among-patients-with-hepatitis-b
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Tatyana Kushner, Robert Lam, Daniel L Gray, David E Kaplan, Marina Serper
GOALS: To examine patient, provider, and health system barriers to clinical follow-up among US veterans with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV). BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated deficiencies in clinical care and follow-up in HBV; however, patient, provider, and health-system barriers in non-Asian populations are understudied. STUDY: A retrospective cohort of 517 US veterans with chronic HBV at 3 diverse Veterans Affairs sites from 1999 to 2015...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491314/major-depressive-disorder-with-religious-struggle-and-completed-suicide-after-hair-transplantation
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Mehmet Emin Ceylan, Barış Önen Ünsalver, Alper Evrensel
OBJECTIVES: Psychological outcomes of aesthetic surgical procedures like hair transplantation are mostly positive including decreased anxiety, depression and social phobia and increased general well-being, self-efficacy and self-esteem. However, some patients may suffer from post-surgical depression and post-surgical increased suicide rates have been reported for breast augmentation patients. Difficulty adapting to the new image, unfulfilled psychological needs expected to be met by the surgery, side effects of the surgery like tissue swelling or bruising, uncontrolled pain, presence of body dysmorphic disorder and previous history of mood disorder may be some of the risk factors for post-surgical depression...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489501/smoking-cessation-treatment-for-patients-with-mental-disorders-using-cbt-and-combined-pharmacotherapy
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Aline Rodrigues Loreto, Carlos Felipe Cavalcanti Carvalho, Fernanda Piotto Fralonardo, Flavia Ismael, Arthur Guerra de Andrade, João Maurício Castaldelli-Maia
OBJECTIVES: To investigate smoking treatment effectiveness and retention in a population with and without mental disorders (MD). Participants received cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) plus nicotine patch alone or in combination with other medications (i.e., gum, bupropion, or nortriptyline) for smoking cessation treatment in a Brazilian Psychosocial Care Center unit (CAPS), taking into account sociodemographics and smoking profile covariates. METHODS: Comparison of treatment success (7-day point prevalence abstinence at the end of the treatment) and retention (presence of the individual in all of the 4 medical consultations and 6 group sessions) in two subsamples of patients with MD (n = 267) and without MD (n = 397) who were included in a 6-week treatment provided by a CAPS from 2007 to 2013...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488108/-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-as-a-side-effect-of-pharmacotherapy
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Thomas Demming, Hendrik Bonnemeier
Ventricular tachyarrhythmia is a severe and life-threatening potential side effect of pharmacotherapy. Substances with proarrhythmic potential belong to various groups of medication. Apart from antiarrhythmic agents, especially antibiotics and psychiatric drugs are worth mentioning owing to their broad application. Interaction with cardiac potassium channels is the most important reason for drug-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Over 20 years of research in animal models and clinical studies have uncovered the underlying mechanisms...
May 9, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486061/patient-centered-medical-home-membership-is-associated-with-decreased-hospital-admissions-for-emergency-department-behavioral-health-patients
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Akuh Adaji, Gabrielle J Melin, Ronna L Campbell, Christine M Lohse, Jessica J Westphal, David J Katzelnick
The objective was to examine the impact of a multipayer patient-centered medical home (PCMH) on health care utilization for behavioral health patients seen at a tertiary care emergency department (ED). A retrospective health records review was performed for PCMH and non-PCMH patients who presented and received a psychiatric consultation during a 2-year period in the ED of the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Univariable and multivariable associations with the outcomes of admission and return visits within 72 hours were evaluated using logistic regression models and summarized with odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
May 9, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484405/management-of-chronic-tinnitus-and-insomnia-with-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-a-combined-approach
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Kneginja Richter, Jens Acker, Lence Miloseva, Lukas Peter, Günter Niklewski
It has been estimated that up to 80% of people will experience symptoms of tinnitus over the courses of their lives, with rates of comorbid sleeping problems ranging from 50 to 77%. Because of a potential connection between tinnitus and sleep disorders as well as high rates of comorbid psychiatric disorders, interdisciplinary approaches to treatment seem to be the most efficient option. In this study, we present the case of a 53-year-old male patient, who started to experience symptoms of tinnitus at the age of 49, most likely caused by work-related stress...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479895/referral-letters-to-the-psychiatrist-in-nigeria-is-communication-adequate
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Oluyomi Esan, Oluremi Oladele
OBJECTIVE: Over half of patients with psychiatric disorders are first seen by primary care physicians before referral to the psychiatrist. An efficient referral system is, therefore, important to offering quality care to such patients. Communication between physicians is often sub-optimal and referral letters to specialists sometimes provide inadequate information. The current study's aim was to observe the prevalence of deficiencies in the referral letters to a department of psychiatry in a Nigerian teaching hospital...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479894/price-elasticity-of-demand-for-psychiatric-consultation-in-a-nigerian-psychiatric-service
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Oluyomi Esan
OBJECTIVE: This paper addresses price elasticity of demand (PED) in a region where most patients make payments for consultations out of pocket. PED is a measure of the responsiveness of the quantity demanded of goods or services to changes in price. The study was done in the context of an outpatient psychiatric clinic in a sub -Saharan African country. METHODS: The study was performed at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. Aggregate data were collected on weekly clinic attendance over a 24-month period October 2008 - September 2010 representing 12 months before, to 12months after a 67% increase in price of outpatient psychiatric consultation...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472556/factors-associated-with-greater-severity-of-depression-in-chilean-primary-care-patients
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Verónica Vitriol, Alfredo Cancino, Soledad Ballesteros, Soledad Potthoff, Carlos Serrano
Objective: To determine clinical and psychosocial variables associated with increased depression severity in patients who consult public primary health care clinics (PHCs) in Chile. Methods: The study included 394 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) according to ICD-10 criteria who were evaluated between February and September 2014 using a sociodemographic interview, the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), a screening for childhood trauma, a scale for partner violence, the Life Events Survey (LES), and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD)...
May 4, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471534/predicting-suicide-with-the-sad-persons-scale
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Cara Katz, Jason R Randall, Jitender Sareen, Dan Chateau, Randy Walld, William D Leslie, JianLi Wang, James M Bolton
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major public health issue, and a priority requirement is accurately identifying high-risk individuals. The SAD PERSONS suicide risk assessment scale is widely implemented in clinical settings despite limited supporting evidence. This article aims to determine the ability of the SAD PERSONS scale (SPS) to predict future suicide in the emergency department. METHODS: Five thousand four hundred sixty-two consecutive adults were seen by psychiatry consultation teams in two tertiary emergency departments with linkage to population-based administrative data to determine suicide deaths within 6 months, 1, and 5 years...
May 4, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469700/psycho-oncology-in-korea-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Hyun Jeong Lee, Kwang-Min Lee, Dooyoung Jung, Eun-Jung Shim, Bong-Jin Hahm, Jong-Heun Kim
BACKGROUND: Psycho-oncology in Korea was introduced among the circle of consultation-liaison psychiatrists, in the 1990s. For almost 25 years, the field has been developing at a steady pace as the psychosocial needs of patients with cancer continue to increase. In this study, we review the history of psycho-oncology in Korea, in a chronological order, within the domains of clinical practice, research activity, training, and public policy. MAIN BODY: Before the 1990s, patients with cancer with psychiatric comorbidities were usually taken care of by consultation-liaison psychiatrists in general hospitals...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464966/accuracy-of-oncologist-assessments-of-psychiatric-problems-in-cancer-inpatients
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Daisuke Yasugi, Hidetaka Tamune, Jitsuki Sawamura, Katsuji Nishimura
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine the accuracy of non-psychiatrist assessments of psychiatric problems in cancer patients. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective chart review of cancer patients who were admitted and referred to the consultation-liaison (C-L) team between January of 2011 and December of 2012. The agreement between non-psychiatrist assessments and final diagnoses by attending C-L psychiatrists was estimated for every category of referral assessment using codes from the International Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders (10th revision)...
May 3, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456376/-consultation-liaison-during-the-peripartum-network-care-between-liaison-and-mobile-unit
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V Garez, E Devouche, A Bobin-Bègue, M Alecian, P Minjollet, A Vallerent, M Poget, H Oguibenine, C Héroux, F Medjkane, G Apter
OBJECTIVES: The pregnancy periods of peripartum and immediate postpartum represent moments of opportunity to access care. Both prevention and therapeutic management can be offered with a better chance of success during these periods. Our specific Consultation Liaison (CL) team PPUMMA was created in order to respond to the need for early detection of psychopathology and rapid implementation of therapeutic management and preventive measure for mother and child. The importance of urgently intervening "on site" seemed a necessity since duration of hospitalization in maternity wards is very short...
April 26, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434016/chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-mood-disturbance
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S E Erskine, C Hopkins, A Clark, S Anari, A Robertson, S Sunkaraneni, J A Wilson, J Beezhold, C M Philpott
BACKGROUND: This study is part of the Chronic Rhinosinusitis Epidemiology Study (CRES). The overarching aim is to determine factors that influence the onset and severity of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The aim of this analysis is to determine whether those with CRS are more likely to report psychiatric morbidity and in particular mood disturbance compared with healthy controls. METHODS: CRES consists of a study-specific questionnaire regarding demographic and socioeconomic factors and past medical history as well as a nasal symptom score (SNOT-22) and SF-36 (QoL - quality of life tool)...
April 23, 2017: Rhinology
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