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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214983/pooled-analysis-of-four-non-interventional-studies-effectiveness-and-tolerability-of-the-antidepressant-agomelatine-in-daily-practice
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Gerd Laux, Bettina Barthel, Göran Hajak, Matthias Lemke, Hans-Peter Volz
INTRODUCTION: Meta-analyses are useful to increase knowledge and strengthen evidence about antidepressant treatment supplementary to individual studies. METHODS: A pooled analysis of four multicenter, open-label, prospective, non-interventional studies (2009-2013) was performed to provide further evidence about the antidepressant effectiveness and tolerability of agomelatine (25-50 mg/day) in a large number of non-selected German outpatients with major depressive disorder...
February 18, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212067/the-treatment-of-severe-childhood-aggression-study-12-weeks-of-extended-blinded-treatment-in-clinical-responders
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Robert L Findling, Lisa Townsend, Nicole V Brown, L Eugene Arnold, Kenneth D Gadow, David J Kolko, Nora K McNamara, Devin S Gary, Dana B Kaplin, Cristan A Farmer, Heidi Kipp, Craig Williams, Eric M Butter, Oscar G Bukstein, Robert Rice, Kristin Buchan-Page, Brooke S G Molina, Michael G Aman
OBJECTIVES: Previous "Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression" (TOSCA) reports demonstrated that many children with severe physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) responded well to two randomized treatments (parent training [PT]+stimulant+placebo = Basic vs. PT+stimulant+risperidone = Augmented) for 9 weeks. An important clinical question is whether these favorable outcomes are maintained over longer times. METHODS: Clinical responders to the 9-week trial (n = 103/168), defined as Clinical Global Impressions (CGI)-Improvement of much/very much improved plus substantial reduction in parent ratings of disruptiveness, were followed another 12 weeks (21 weeks total) while remaining on blinded treatment...
February 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208190/real-world-effectiveness-of-antipsychotics-for-the-treatment-of-negative-symptoms-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-with-predominantly-negative-symptoms
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Diego Novick, William Montgomery, Tamas Treuer, Maria Victoria Moneta, Josep Maria Haro
This study assessed the comparative effectiveness of antipsychotics in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia presenting with prominent negative symptoms and no-to-mild positive symptoms. Data were taken from a 3-year prospective, international, observational study (n=17 384). This post-hoc study focused on 3 712 patients who started antipsychotic monotherapy and had moderate-to-severe negative symptoms and no-to-mild positive symptoms (Clinical Global Impression-Severity Scale [GGI-SCH]). Patients were classified into 3 treatment cohorts: olanzapine, other atypicals and typicals...
February 16, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199386/associations-of-lipid-profiles-with-insulin-resistance-and-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-adults-with-normal-glucose-tolerance-and-different-categories-of-impaired-glucose-regulation
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Shuang Zheng, Hua Xu, Huan Zhou, Xingxing Ren, Tingting Han, Yawen Chen, Huiying Qiu, Peihong Wu, Jun Zheng, Lihua Wang, Wei Liu, Yaomin Hu
AIMS: To investigate the associations of dyslipidemia with insulin resistance and β cell function in individuals with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and different categories of impaired glucose regulation (IGR). METHODS: 544 subjects (365 with dyslipidemia and/or IGR and 179 with normal lipid and glucose tolerance) were enrolled in the study. All subjects underwent oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). HOMA-IR was used to evaluate insulin sensitivity. Disposition index (DI) was used to evaluate β cell function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195617/pediatric-traumatic-retinal-detachments-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Sabahattin Sul, Gökhan Gurelik, Safak Korkmaz, Sengül Ozdek, Berati Hasanreisoglu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of retinal detachment (RD) after open globe injuries (OGIs) and closed globe injuries (CGIs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred ten eyes of 110 patients aged 17 years or younger who underwent primary RD repair after OGI and CGI between 2010 and 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Cataract (59.8% vs. 21.7%; P = .002) and vitreous hemorrhage (54% vs...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181220/eslicarbazepine-acetate-as-adjunctive-therapy-in-clinical-practice-esladoba-study
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J Chaves, P Breia, J Pimentel, R Pelejão, M Carvalho, P Mateus, H Grebe, A Mestre, H Fernandes, R Sousa, A Gala
OBJECTIVE: To assess seizure control and tolerability of eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) as adjunctive therapy to one baseline antiepileptic drug (AED), in adults with partial-onset seizures (POS) with or without secondary generalization. METHODS: Multicenter, non-interventional, prospective cohort study conducted between March 2012 and September 2014 at 12 neurology departments in Portugal. Adults with POS not controlled with one AED who had initiated ESL as adjunctive treatment were enrolled...
February 8, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177952/clinical-factors-related-to-acute-electroconvulsive-therapy-outcome-for-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Cheng-Chung Chen, Ching-Hua Lin, Wei-Cheng Yang, Ming-Chao Chen
The aim of this study was to explore the significant predictors associated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) outcome for patients with major depressive disorder. Major depressive disorder inpatients (N=130) requiring ECT were recruited from a major psychiatric center in South Taiwan. ECT was generally performed for a maximum of 12 sessions. Symptom severity was assessed using the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17) and Clinical Global Impression of Severity (CGI-S) before ECT, after every three ECT sessions, and after the last ECT...
February 7, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177189/acute-physiological-effects-of-glucocorticoids-on-fuel-metabolism-in-humans-are-permissive-but-not-direct
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Roland H Stimson, Anna J Anderson, Lynne E Ramage, David P Macfarlane, Andrew C de Beaux, Damian J Mole, Ruth Andrew, Brian R Walker
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The effects of glucocorticoids on fuel metabolism are complex. Acute glucocorticoid excess promotes lipolysis but chronic glucocorticoid excess causes visceral fat accumulation. We hypothesized that interactions between cortisol with insulin and adrenaline accounts for these conflicting results. We tested the effect of cortisol on lipolysis and glucose production with and without insulin and adrenaline in humans both in vivo and in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty healthy men were randomised to low and high insulin groups (both n = 10)...
February 8, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168632/long-term-use-of-lurasidone-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-safety-and-effectiveness-over-2%C3%A2-years-of-treatment
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Andrei Pikalov, Joyce Tsai, Yongcai Mao, Robert Silva, Josephine Cucchiaro, Antony Loebel
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness with a 2-year recurrence rate of approximately 50% among individuals receiving treatment in the community. The aim of this 18-month, open-label, continuation study was to evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of lurasidone in patients who initially presented with a major depressive episode associated with bipolar disorder, and who had completed at least 6 months of initial treatment with lurasidone. METHODS: Patients with bipolar I depression were enrolled in one of three 6-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (monotherapy with lurasidone, 1 study; adjunctive therapy with lurasidone; and lithium or valproate, 2 studies)...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166202/cgi-99-promotes-breast-cancer-metastasis-via-autocrine-interleukin-6-signaling
#10
C Lin, W Liao, Y Jian, Y Peng, X Zhang, L Ye, Y Cui, B Wang, X Wu, Z Xiong, S Wu, J Li, X Wang, L Song
Metastatic relapse remains largely incurable and a major challenge of clinical management in breast cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Herein, we report that CGI-99 is overexpressed in breast cancer tissues from patients with metastatic recurrence within 5 years. High CGI-99 significantly predicts poorer 5-year metastasis-free patient survival. We find that CGI-99 increases breast cancer stem cell properties, and potentiates efficient tumor lung colonization and outgrowth in vivo. Furthermore, we demonstrate that CGI-99 activates the autocrine interleukin-6 (IL-6)/STAT3 signaling by increasing the accumulation and activity of RNA polymerase II and p300 cofactor at the proximal promoter of IL-6...
February 6, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165762/extended-release-guanfacine-in-pediatric-anxiety-disorders-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey R Strawn, Scott N Compton, Brigitte Robertson, Anne Marie Albano, Mohamed Hamdani, Moira A Rynn
OBJECTIVE: This is a feasibility study evaluating the safety, tolerability, and potential anxiolytic efficacy of the α2 agonist guanfacine extended-release (GXR) in children and adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), separation anxiety disorder (SAD), or social phobia/social anxiety disorder. METHODS: Youth aged 6-17 years with a primary diagnosis of GAD, SAD, and/or social anxiety disorder were treated with flexibly dosed GXR (1-6 mg daily, n = 62) or placebo (n = 21) for 12 weeks...
February 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150091/reliability-and-validity-of-the-short-version-of-udvalg-for-kliniske-undersogelser-in-antipsychotic-treatment
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Kun-Po Chen, For-Wey Lung
The aim of this study was to develop a reliable and valid short version of the Udvalg for Kliniske Undersogelser (UKU) to efficiently evaluate the side effects of antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia. This multi-site study included 10 hospitals, which included 331 inpatients and outpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia. UKU, Clinical Global Impression-Severity (CGI-S), Personal and Social Performance (PSP) and dosage of paliperidone were collected. The predictive validity of the UKU-short version, as well as that of the CGI-S, PSP and paliperidone dosages, was analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM), latent growth models (LGM), and confirmatory factor analysis to test its content and construct validity...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135023/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-and-paracetamol-do-not-affect-6-month-mood-stabilizing-treatment-outcome-among-482-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Ole Köhler-Forsberg, Louisa Sylvia, Michael Thase, Joseph R Calabrese, Thilo Deckersbach, Mauricio Tohen, Charles L Bowden, Melvin McInnis, James H Kocsis, Edward S Friedman, Terence A Ketter, Susan McElroy, Richard C Shelton, Andrew A Nierenberg
BACKGROUND: Many mood disorder patients need analgesics due to increased pain sensitivity. Recent studies have suggested that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may inhibit antidepressant treatment, which requires replication before clinical recommendations. METHODS: The Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiatives in Comparative Effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder Study randomized participants to 6 months lithium or quetiapine treatment. Use of NSAIDs and paracetamol was assessed throughout the study period and psychopathology measured with the Clinical Global Impression Scale for Bipolar Disorder (CGI-BP) and Bipolar Inventory of Symptoms Scale (BISS)...
January 30, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133766/exposure-response-analysis-after-subcutaneous-administration-of-rbp-7000-a-once-a-month-long-acting-atrigel-formulation-of-risperidone
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Vijay Ivaturi, Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, Jogarao V S Gobburu, Weiyan Zhang, Yongzhen Liu, Christian Heidbreder, Celine M Laffont
AIM: A new, long-acting, subcutaneous (SC) formulation of risperidone (RBP-7000) has been developed for the treatment of schizophrenia to address issues of non-adherence associated with oral risperidone treatment. The objective of this work was to establish an exposure-response relationship between total active moiety plasma (AM) exposure (risperidone + 9-OH-risperidone) and Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) or Clinical Global Impressions severity (CGI-S) scores using data from a registration trial...
January 30, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129492/use-of-topiramate-in-skin-picking-disorder-a-pilot-study
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Mohammad Jafferany, Ferdnand C Osuagwu
Objective: Repetitive skin picking that culminates in skin lesions and excoriations has a fairly common prevalence and causes clinically significant distress. Myriads of agents have been used to treat the condition with no convincing results. Methods: Ten patients (8 women and 2 men) with skin-picking disorder (per DSM-5 criteria) were enrolled in the study. The study was conducted from December 1, 2013, to December 29, 2014. The patients were treated with 12-week open-label topiramate in a titrating-upward dose (25-200 mg/d)...
January 26, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126923/bisulfite-independent-analysis-of-cpg-island-methylation-enables-genome-scale-stratification-of-single-cells
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Lin Han, Hua-Jun Wu, Haiying Zhu, Kun-Yong Kim, Sadie L Marjani, Markus Riester, Ghia Euskirchen, Xiaoyuan Zi, Jennifer Yang, Jasper Han, Michael Snyder, In-Hyun Park, Rafael Irizarry, Sherman M Weissman, Franziska Michor, Rong Fan, Xinghua Pan
Conventional DNA bisulfite sequencing has been extended to single cell level, but the coverage consistency is insufficient for parallel comparison. Here we report a novel method for genome-wide CpG island (CGI) methylation sequencing for single cells (scCGI-seq), combining methylation-sensitive restriction enzyme digestion and multiple displacement amplification for selective detection of methylated CGIs. We applied this method to analyzing single cells from two types of hematopoietic cells, K562 and GM12878 and small populations of fibroblasts and induced pluripotent stem cells...
January 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126401/do-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-and-subsyndromal-symptoms-benefit-from-functional-remediation-a-12-month-follow-up-study
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Jose Sanchez-Moreno, Caterina Bonnín, Ana González-Pinto, Benedikt L Amann, Brisa Solé, Vicent Balanzá-Martínez, Celso Arango, Esther Jimenez, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, M Paz Garcia-Portilla, Angela Ibáñez, Jose Manuel Crespo, Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Eduard Vieta, Anabel Martinez-Aran, Carla Torrent
We analyzed the efficacy of functional remediation, in a sample of patients with bipolar disorder who presented with subsyndromal symptoms. From a total sample of 239 patients with bipolar I and II disorder, according to DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, entering a randomized clinical trial, those patients who presented with subsyndromal symptoms were selected based on a method already described by Berk and colleagues was applied. It consists of using the Clinical Global Impression-Bipolar version (CGI-BP) to establish the scores of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) and of the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) that correspond with 1 in the CGI-BP...
January 23, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116993/severity-of-illness-and-extra-pyramidal-symptoms-as-predictors-for-oral-diseases-among-patients-with-schizophrenia
#18
Abhinav Singh, Pankaj Mittal, Pankaj Goel, Bharathi M Purohit, Rishi Thukral
OBJECTIVE: The study explores the association between severity of illness (positive, negative, depressive and cognitive symptoms) and extra pyramidal symptoms (EPS) with dental caries, periodontal disease and prosthetic needs among patients with schizophrenia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 71 schizophrenic patients diagnosed based on ICD-10 criteria participated in the study. Clinical Global Impression - Schizophrenia (CGI-SCH) scale was used to evaluate positive, negative, depressive, cognitive symptoms and overall severity of schizophrenia...
January 24, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105645/ropinirole-in-bipolar-disorder-rate-of-manic-switching-and-change-in-disease-severity
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Horacio A Capote, Michelle Rainka, Erica S Westphal, Jonathan Beecher, Francis M Gengo
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of ropinirole on manic switching and disease severity in bipolar disorder. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 23 bipolar depressed patients using ropinirole combination therapy (Young Mania Rating Scale [YMRS], Bipolar Inventory of Symptoms Scale [BISS]). Retrospective Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGI-C) and CGI-S (Severity) were captured via chart review. FINDINGS: One patient (4...
January 20, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095854/the-effects-of-detraining-and-training-on-adipose-tissue-lipid-droplet-in-obese-mice-after-chronic-high-fat-diet
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Ju Yong Bae, Jinhee Woo, Hee Tae Roh, Yul Hyo Lee, Kangeun Ko, Sunghwun Kang, Ki Ok Shin
BACKGROUND: It is well known that exercise promotes lipolysis by stimulating the lipid droplet (LD) signaling pathway. However, few studies have been conducted to examine the effect of detraining with high fat diet (HFD) and training effects after long-term HFD. Here, we investigated the effect of detraining and training on adipose tissue LD pathway in diet-induced obese mice after continuous HFD. METHODS: Seventy male C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned into a Normal diet + Sedentary group (ND, n = 10) or a High-fat diet + Sedentary group (HF, n = 50); in the HF group, obesity was induced by a 45% fat chow for six weeks...
January 17, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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