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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088913/a-comparative-study-of-short-term-efficacy-of-aripiprazole-and-risperidone-in-schizophrenia
#1
P B Sajeev Kumar, Ravi S Pandey, Jagadisha Thirthali, P T Siva Kumar, C Naveen Kumar
Objective To compare the short term anti-schizophrenic efficacy and side effect profile of aripiprazole with risperidone. Methodology The study was a non-randomized, naturalistic, rater blinded, prospective, 8-12 weeks, comparative trial between risperidone and aripiprazole in patients with schizophrenia. Patients already getting treatment with aripiprazole (10 to 30 mg/day) or risperidone (3 to 8mg/day) are recruited. Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) Plus, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS), Simpson Angus Scale (SAS), Udvalg for Klinske Undersogelser (UKU) Scale, Clinical Global Impression-severity scales were administered by principal investigator on the day of recruitment...
January 12, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077137/aberrant-methylation-of-dact1-and-dact2-are-associated-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Yan-Li Guo, Bao-En Shan, Wei Guo, Zhi-Ming Dong, Zhen Zhou, Su-Peng Shen, Xin Guo, Jia Liang, Gang Kuang
BACKGROUND: The DACT (Dishevelled-associated antagonist of β-catenin) family of scaffold proteins may play important roles in tumorigenesis. However, the epigenetic changes of DACT1, 2, 3 and their effect on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have not been investigated so far. The aim of this study was to investigate the promoter methylation and expression of DACT family, in order to elucidate more information on the role of DACT with regard to the progression and prognosis of ESCC...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076667/effectiveness-of-antipsychotic-drugs-for-24-month-maintenance-treatment-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-evidence-from-a-community-based-real-world-study
#3
Chen Zhang, Mei-Juan Chen, Guo-Jun Wu, Zuo-Wei Wang, Shun-Zeng Rao, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Hui Yi, Wei-Min Yang, Ke-Ming Gao, Li-Sheng Song
OBJECTIVE: Maintenance treatment of schizophrenia with antipsychotic medications has become a standard for the prevention of psychotic relapse. However, little is known about the effectiveness of antipsychotic drugs for maintenance treatment in "real-world" populations with schizophrenia. We carried out a prospective study to assess the effectiveness of the most frequently prescribed antipsychotic drugs in the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia from 2 community settings. METHODS: This study was conducted from October 2011 to December 2014...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074068/a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-independent-of-idh-mutations-and-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome
#4
A D Kelly, H Kroeger, J Yamazaki, R Taby, F Neumann, S Yu, J T Lee, B Patel, Y Li, R He, S Liang, Y Lu, M Cesaroni, S A Pierce, S M Kornblau, C E Bueso-Ramos, F Ravandi, H M Kantarjian, J Jelinek, J-Pj Issa
Genetic changes are infrequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to other malignancies and often involve epigenetic regulators, suggesting that an altered epigenome may underlie AML biology and outcomes. In 96 AML cases including 65 pilot samples selected for cured/not-cured, we found higher CpG island (CGI) promoter methylation in cured patients. Expanded genome-wide digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation (DREAM) data revealed a CGI methylator phenotype independent of IDH1/2 mutations we term AML-CIMP (A-CIMP(+))...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072660/two-versus-one-high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-session-per-day-for-treatment-resistant-depression-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
#5
Christos Theleritis, Pavlos Sakkas, Thomas Paparrigopoulos, Silia Vitoratou, Chara Tzavara, Stefania Bonaccorso, Antonios Politis, Constantin R Soldatos, Costantin Psarros
OBJECTIVES: High-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) has proven antidepressant effects, but the optimal frequency of sessions remains unclear. METHODS: We conducted a 3-week, sham-controlled trial to assess the antidepressant efficacy of 1 active HF-rTMS session per day (A1 group) compared with 2 per day (A2 group) and equivalent sham sessions (once a day, S1 group; twice a day, S2 group) in patients with treatment-resistant major depression with a subsequent 2-week follow-up period...
January 9, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071142/erratum
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Lee J, Takeuchi H, Fervaha G, Sin GL, Foussias G, Agid O, Farooq S, Remington G. Subtyping schizophrenia by treatment response: antipsychotic development and the central role of positive symptoms. Can J Psychiatry. 2015;60(11):515-522. Original DOI: 10.1177/070674371506001107. In Table 2 of the above article, in "Proposed criteria for clozapine resistance" for "Current illness severity," the CGI-SCH positive was stated as "> 4" but it should be "CGI-SCH positive ≥ 4." The corrected table is below. [Table: see text]...
March 2016: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068617/what-does-the-madrs-mean-equipercentile-linking-with-the-cgi-using-a-company-database-of-mirtazapine-studies
#7
Stefan Leucht, Hein Fennema, Rolf R Engel, Marion Kaspers-Janssen, Peter Lepping, Armin Szegedi
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the clinical relevance of the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total scores. It is unclear how total scores translate into clinical severity, or how commonly used measures for response (reduction from baseline of ≥50% in the total score) translate into clinical relevance. Moreover, MADRS based definitions of remission vary. METHODS: We therefore compared: a/ the MADRS total score with the Clinical Global Impression - Severity Score (CGI-S) b/ the percentage and absolute change in the MADRS total scores with Clinical Global Impression - Improvement (CGI-I); c/ the absolute and percentage change in the MADRS total scores with CGI-S absolute change...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066010/olanzapine-has-better-efficacy-compared-to-risperidone-for-treatment-of-negative-symptoms-in-schizophrenia
#8
P N Suresh Kumar, P K Anish, V Rajmohan
OBJECTIVE: The safety and efficacy profile of risperidone and olanzapine were compared in a double-blind trial that used doses widely accepted in clinical practice. METHODS: Subjects (n = 71) who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV criteria for schizophrenia were randomly assigned to receive 2-8 mg/day of risperidone (mean modal dose = 5.5 mg/day) or 5-20 mg/day of olanzapine (mean modal dose = 14.4 mg/day) for 1 year. RESULTS: The two study groups were similar at baseline in all aspects...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050704/swallowing-action-immediately-before-intravenous-fentanyl-at-induction-of-anesthesia-prevents-fentanyl-induced-coughing-a-randomized-controlled-study
#9
Saori Sako, Shoji Tokunaga, Masanori Tsukamoto, Jun Yoshino, Naoyuki Fujimura, Takeshi Yokoyama
PURPOSE: Fentanyl is a strong µ-opioid analgesic which attenuates the stimulation of surgical invasion and tracheal intubation. However, intravenous fentanyl often induces coughing [fentanyl-induced coughing (FIC)] during induction of anesthesia. We found that the swallowing action, when requested at induction of anesthesia, attenuated FIC. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between the occurrence of FIC and the swallowing action. METHODS: The study included American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II patients, aged 20-64 years, who were undergoing elective surgery...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048293/su-f-t-605-implementation-of-the-conformity-gradient-index-cgi-to-intracranial-linac-based-stereotactic-plans-to-evaluate-possible-improvements-in-treatment-planning
#10
A Sandu, S Thompson, A Ayan, J Woollard, N Gupta
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the planning quality of a sample of intracranial, linac-based, dynamic arc MLC and VMAT stereotactic plans by calculating the effective gradient, Conformity Score (CGIc) and Gradient Score Index (CGIg), and determine if the Conformity/Gradient Index (CGI) may be a useful metric to guide our current treatment planning process. METHODS: We evaluated single lesion VMAT, single lesion dynamic arc, and single isocenter, 2-lesion linac-based, intracranial, VMAT treatment plans originally created in Eclipse™...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048082/su-f-i-62-a-dcm4chee-log-analyzer-for-monitoring-dicom-network-performance
#11
M Moriyama, Y Murakami, M Ohki, K Tokumori, S Okamoto
PURPOSE: The dcm4chee is an open source software for making a high-performance DICOM server. The process of dcm4chee is recorded in a log as text file. It takes a lot of time to read the log file for checking DICOM server performance. Therefore, we made a log analyzer for dcm4chee, which compiles the statistics on image transfer between DICOM server and imaging devices. METHODS: The log analysis program was written in Perl (practical extraction and report language)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047051/su-f-t-589-hybridarc-planning-criteria-for-brain-srs
#12
K Jeong, A Basavatia, D Mynampati, M Garg, S Kalnicki, W Tome
PURPOSE: To compare VMAT SRS plans, dynamic conformal arc (DCA) plans, and Brainlab iPlan's capability of planning and delivering brain SRS plans by employing HybridArc. HybridArc utilizes both DCA and IMRT. Using HybridArc, the amount of DCA versus IMRT needs to be optimized. METHODS: Four SRS patients with the aim of reducing brainstem dose were selected for this study. All patients were contoured in iPlan and transferred to Eclipse for VMAT planning. In iPlan, DCA plans were created for each case...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040324/metabolomics-and-lipidomics-analyses-by-1-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-of-schizophrenia-patient-serum-reveal-potential-peripheral-biomarkers-for-diagnosis
#13
Ljubica Tasic, João G M Pontes, Michelle S Carvalho, Guilherme Cruz, Carolines Dal Mas, Sumit Sethi, Mariana Pedrini, Lucas B Rizzo, Maiara Zeni-Graiff, Elson Asevedo, Acioly L T Lacerda, Rodrigo A Bressan, Ronei Jesus Poppi, Elisa Brietzke, Mirian A F Hayashi
Using (1)H NMR-based metabolomics in association to chemometrics analysis, we analyzed here the metabolic differences between schizophrenia patients (SCZ) compared to healthy controls (HCs). HCs and SCZ patients underwent clinical interview using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID). SCZ patients were further assessed by Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Calgary Depression Scale, Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF), and Clinical Global Impressions Scale (CGI). Using the principal component analysis (PCA) and supervised partial least-squares discriminate analysis (PLS-DA) in obtained NMR data, a clear group separation between HCs and SCZ patients was achieved...
December 28, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038390/a-two-year-retrospective-evaluation-of-perampanel-in-patients-with-highly-drug-resistant-epilepsy-and-cognitive-impairment
#14
Bernd Huber, Gaby Schmid
PURPOSE: The objective of this work was to review systematically the efficacy and tolerability of perampanel (PER) in residential patients of an epilepsy center. METHOD: We adopted an industry-independent noninterventional retrospective evaluation on the basis of the paper and electronic records complemented by personal information on the part of the treating neurologists. All patients (N=26, 15 females, mean age: 30, range 21-55years) started on PER from its introduction to the market in September 2012 until December 15th 2013 were included...
December 27, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035031/anglerfish-a-webserver-for-defining-the-geometry-of-%C3%AE-helices-in-membrane-proteins
#15
Matthew Colledge, B A Wallace
: Integral membrane proteins that form helical pores and bundles constitute major drug targets, and many of their structures have been defined by crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. The gating of channels and ligand binding of transporters generally involves changes in orientation of one or more the constituent helices in the structures. At present there is no standard easily- accessible means for defining the orientation of a helix in a membrane protein structure. AnglerFish is a web-based tool for parameterising the angles of transmembrane helices based on PDB coordinates, with the helical orientations defined by the angles "tilt" and "swing"...
December 29, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003938/an-interventional-study-on-the-clinical-usefulness-and-outcomes-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-medication-resistant-mental-disorders
#16
Rameshwar S Manhas, Raheel Mushtaq, Shah Faisal Ahmad Tarfarosh, Sheikh Shoib, Mohammad Maqbool Dar, Arshad Hussain, Tabindah Shah, Sahil Shah, Mushbiq Manzoor
BACKGROUND: Resistance to recommended medications has been an issue in dealing with a number of psychiatric ailments, and it is showing up as an ongoing challenge for contemporary mental health experts. Resistant psychiatric disorders not only increase the morbidity of patients suffering from such severe conditions but also intensify the problems of their caretakers. This has vigorously started to cause the costs to increase for healthcare services. Thanks to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), we now have an effective method that is proving to be a fruitful final course of action in this micro-epidemic of resistant psychiatric diseases...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002511/the-prognostic-and-clinical-significance-of-neuroimagistic-and-neurobiological-vulnerability-markers-in-correlation-with-the-molecular-pharmacogenetic-testing-in-psychoses-and-ultra-high-risk-categories
#17
Laura Alexandra Nussbaum, Lavinia Maria Hogea, Nicoleta Ioana Andreescu, Raluca Claudia Grădinaru, Maria Puiu, Andrei Todica
We approach an integrated, multidisciplinary, innovative research-action model in children and adolescents with psychosis and ultra high-risk categories. Our main focus was: to investigate the prognostic and clinical significance of neuroimagistic and neurobiological vulnerability markers in correlation with the molecular pharmacogenetic testing in psychoses and ultra high-risk categories; the dynamic evaluation of the clinical evolution for the studied groups in correlation with specific neurobiological and neuroimagistic variables and markers...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999615/a-preliminary-study-of-movement-intensity-during-a-go-no-go-task-and-its-association-with-adhd-outcomes-and-symptom-severity
#18
Fenghua Li, Yi Zheng, Stephanie D Smith, Frederick Shic, Christina C Moore, Xixi Zheng, Yanjie Qi, Zhengkui Liu, James F Leckman
OBJECTIVE: At present, there are no well-validated biomarkers for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The present study used an infrared motion tracking system to monitor and record the movement intensity of children and to determine its diagnostic precision for ADHD and its possible associations with ratings of ADHD symptom severity. METHODS: A Microsoft motion sensing camera recorded the movement of children during a modified Go/No-Go Task. Movement intensity measures extracted from these data included a composite measure of total movement intensity (TMI measure) and a movement intensity distribution (MID measure) measure across 15 frequency bands (FB measures)...
2016: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992893/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-ect-in-population-before-and-after-60-years-of-age
#19
Anna Antosik-Wójcińska, Łukasz Święcicki
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), in two age groups: before and after 60 years of age. METHODS: The study included 107 patients, 62 women and 45 men hospitalized in the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology and treated with ECT in 2013 and 2014. 76 people were below 60 years; 31 people - above 60. The authors analyzed the course of 1086 ECTs, 747 sessions for patients before 60 and 339 in patients over 60 years of age...
October 31, 2016: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977041/risperidone-versus-placebo-for-schizophrenia
#20
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Ranganath D Rattehalli, Sai Zhao, Bao Guo Li, Mahesh B Jayaram, Jun Xia, Stephanie Sampson
BACKGROUND: Risperidone is the first new-generation antipsychotic drug made available in the market in its generic form. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical effects, safety and cost-effectiveness of risperidone compared with placebo for treating schizophrenia. SEARCH METHODS: On 19th October 2015, we searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group Trials Register, which is based on regular searches of CINAHL, BIOSIS, AMED, EMBASE, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and registries of clinical trials...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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