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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816883/cerebral-oxygen-saturation-during-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Kamath Sriganesh, Tanmay Jadhav, Sudhir Venkataramaiah, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Shyamsundar Armugham, Mariamma Philip, K R Madhusudan Reddy, Jagadisha Thirthalli, G S Umamaheswara Rao
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) causes acute changes in cerebral perfusion and oxygenation. Near-infrared spectroscopy is a novel, noninvasive technique to assess cerebral oxygen saturation (cSO2). We hypothesized that cSO2 increases during ECT and more so with atropine premedication and decreases when systemic desaturation (peripheral oxygen saturation <90%) occurs during ECT. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a randomized trial of patients undergoing ECT for psychiatric illness during a 6-month period...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809861/high-frequency-measurement-of-depressive-severity-in-a-patient-treated-for-severe-treatment-resistant-depression-with-deep-brain-stimulation
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S Sani, J Busnello, R Kochanski, Y Cohen, R D Gibbons
Although there have been previous studies of deep-brain stimulation (DBS), we present, to our knowledge, the first example of high-frequency depressive severity measurement-based DBS treatment in particular and psychiatric treatment in general. Daily post-surgical e-mail prompts for a period of 6 months resulted in 93 administrations of a computerized adaptive test (CAT) of depression severity (CAT-Depression Inventory or CAT-DI) via the internet. There was an average of 3.37 weekly measurements with an average separation of 2...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802513/nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-review-of-literature
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Awais Aftab, Ashley VanDercar, Ayham Alkhachroum, Christine LaGrotta, Keming Gao
BACKGROUND: The clinical presentation and risk factors of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in the context of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are poorly understood, and guidance regarding diagnosis and management remains scarce. In this article, we identify case reports of ECT-induced NCSE from literature, and discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and management of these cases in the context of what is known about NCSE from the neurology literature. METHODS: A literature search on PubMed for case reports of NCSE after ECT...
July 15, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801973/cognitive-functioning-in-children-with-self-limited-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Steven Wickens, Stephen C Bowden, Wendyl D'Souza
OBJECTIVE: It is now well appreciated that benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS, or more recently, ECTS) is associated with a range of cognitive and behavioral disturbances. Despite our improved understanding of cognitive functioning in ECTS, there have been to date no efforts to quantitatively synthesize the available literature within a comprehensive cognitive framework. METHODS: The present systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines...
August 12, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799472/care-control-and-the-electroconvulsive-therapy-ritual-making-sense-of-polarized-patient-narratives
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Fauzia Knight, Damien Ridge, Rupert McShane, Sara Ryan, Laura Griffith
Despite evidence of short-term effectiveness of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), both positive and negative patient reports are common. However, research examining these polarized accounts has not adequately elucidated why such divergences occur. We thus sought to examine opposing patient narratives to better understand underlying meanings. Eighteen interviews were conducted with U.K.-based people who had experienced the treatment. Our analysis revealed that the quality of relations with staff, ECT artifacts (e...
September 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796013/electroconvulsive-therapy-for-depression-comorbid-with-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Mark B Warren, Scott Elder, Norman P Litchfield
OBJECTIVES: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare but well-described autoimmune disease, which is sometimes comorbid with psychiatric illness. There have been several case reports describing the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of core psychopathology in the context of MG. We sought to review the available published data on ECT in MG and add another case example to the literature. METHODS: We performed a PubMed search for relevant articles or case reports in English describing ECT in MG and summarized findings...
August 9, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795042/ectopic-cervical-thymoma-a-case-report-and-review
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Hyun Oh Park, Sung Hwan Kim, Seong Ho Moon, Jun Ho Yang, Dong Hoon Kang, Jeong Hee Lee
In the embryo, the thymus originates from the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches and migrates from the superior neck to the mediastinum. Ectopic cervical thymoma (ECT) is an extremely rare tumor that originates from ectopic tissue, and is caused by the aberrant migration of the embryonic thymus. Our patient was a 30-year-old woman who had a nodular lesion in the neck for several years. Ultrasonography and computed tomography were performed. She underwent surgery, and a histological examination resulted in a diagnosis of type AB thymoma...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789921/discontinuation-of-denosumab-therapy-for-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-and-position-statement-by-ects
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REVIEW
Elena Tsourdi, Bente Langdahl, Martine Cohen-Solal, Bérengere Aubry-Rozier, Erik Fink Eriksen, Nuria Guañabens, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Stuart H Ralston, Richard Eastell, M Carola Zillikens
INTRODUCTION: The optimal duration of osteoporosis treatment is controversial. As opposed to bisphosphonates, denosumab does not incorporate into bone matrix and bone turnover is not suppressed after its cessation. Recent reports imply that denosumab discontinuation may lead to an increased risk of multiple vertebral fractures. METHODS: The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) formed a working group to perform a systematic review of existing literature on the effects of stopping denosumab and provide advice on management...
August 5, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783929/how-electroconvulsive-therapy-works-understanding-the-neurobiological-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Amit Singh, Sujita Kumar Kar
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a time tested treatment modality for the management of various psychiatric disorders. There have been a lot of modifications in the techniques of delivering ECT over decades. Despite lots of criticisms encountered, ECT has still been used commonly in clinical practice due to its safety and efficacy. Research evidences found multiple neuro-biological mechanisms for the therapeutic effect of ECT. ECT brings about various neuro-physiological as well as neuro-chemical changes in the macro- and micro-environment of the brain...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780956/clinical-radiography-education-across-europe
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A England, S Geers-van Gemeren, A Henner, T Kukkes, D Pronk-Larive, L Rainford, J P McNulty
PURPOSE: To establish a picture of clinical education models within radiography programmes across Europe by surveying higher education institutions registered as affiliate members of the European Federation of Radiography Societies (EFRS). METHOD: An online survey was developed to ascertain data on: practical training, supervisory arrangements, placement logistics, quality assurance processes, and the assessment of clinical competencies. Responses were identifiable in terms of educational institution and country...
September 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769540/electroconvulsive-therapy-for-agitation-in-schizophrenia-metaanalysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xiaojing Gu, Wei Zheng, Tong Guo, Gabor S Ungvari, Helen F K Chiu, Xiaolan Cao, Carl D'Arcy, Xiangfei Meng, Yuping Ning, Yutao Xiang
BACKGROUND: Agitation poses a significant challenge in the treatment of schizophrenia. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a fast, effective and safe treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders, but no meta-analysis of ECT treatment for agitation in schizophrenia has yet been reported. AIMS: To systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of ECT alone or ECT-antipsychotics (APs) combination for agitation in schizophrenia. METHODS: Systematic literature search of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed...
February 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767528/should-benzodiazepines-and-anticonvulsants-be-used-during-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-case-study-and-literature-review
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Victor M Tang, Akash N Pasricha, Daniel M Blumberger, Daphne Voineskos, Suvercha Pasricha, Benoit H Mulsant, Zafiris J Daskalakis
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the clinical effects of benzodiazepines or anticonvulsant use during a course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHOD: A case report study of a patient who received ECT with and without concomitant flurazepam and pregabalin is presented. The literature on the use of benzodiazepines and anticonvulsants during ECT is reviewed. RESULTS: A woman with treatment resistant depression received a course of ECT while taking flurazepam and pregabalin, but seizures were of short duration and symptomatic improvement was minimal...
August 1, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765698/early-radiological-assessment-of-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-treated-with-electrochemotherapy
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Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Raffaele Palaia, Francesco Granata, Secondo Lastoria, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
AIM: To report early imaging assessment of ablated area post electrochemotherapy (ECT) in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). METHODS: ECT was performed in 19 LAPC patients enrolled in an approved ongoing clinical phase I/II study. Before and after ECT, 18 patients underwent computed tomography (CT) scan, 11 patients underwent morphological and functional magnetic resonance (MR) scan (dynamic contrast enhanced-MRI) calculating wash-in slope (WIS) and wash-out slope (WOS); diffusion weighted imaging calculating pseudo-diffusivity (Dp), perfusion fraction (fp) and tissue diffusivity (Dt); 10 patients underwent positron emission tomography (PET)...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758644/smri-biomarkers-predict-electroconvulsive-treatment-outcomes-accuracy-with-independent-data-sets
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Rongtao Jiang, Christopher C Abbott, Tianzi Jiang, Yuhui Du, Randall Espinoza, Katherine L Narr, Benjamin Wade, Qingbao Yu, Ming Song, Dongdong Lin, Jiayu Chen, Thomas Jones, Miklos Argyelan, Georgios Petrides, Jing Sui, Vince D Calhoun
Due to the rapid and robust clinical effects, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) represents an optimal model to develop and test treatment predictors for major depressive disorders (MDD), while imaging markers can be informative in identifying MDD patients who will respond to a specific antidepressant treatment or not. Here, we aim to predict post-ECT depressive rating changes and remission status using pre-ECT grey matter (GM) in 38 MDD patients and validate in two independent datasets. Six GM regions including right hippocampus/parahippocampus, right orbitofrontal gyrus, right inferior temporal gyrus, left postcentral gyrus/precuneus, left supplementary motor area, and left lingual gyrus were identified as predictors of ECT response, achieving accuracy of 89, 90 and 86% for remission prediction in three independent, age-matched datasets respectively...
July 31, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757914/evaluating-anti-infective-drugs-in-the-resistant-pathogen-setting-can-we-use-external-controls
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Scott R Evans, John Powers
Decreased efficacy of antibiotics due to resistant pathogens has created a need for the development of more effective medical interventions. Despite the increasing prevalence of pathogens resistant to one or more drugs, identifying and enrolling participants into clinical trials that evaluate new interventions for the treatment of some diseases can be challenging given the low prevalence of disease in which there are no effective treatments. Thus researchers might be tempted to consider externally-controlled trials that may allow for a reduction of the necessary number of prospectively-identified trial participants, thus easing recruitment burden and resulting in more timely trial completion relative to randomized controlled trials...
2017: Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754582/catatonia-in-children-and-adolescents-new-perspectives
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Xavier Benarous, Marie Raffin, Vladimir Ferrafiat, Angèle Consoli, David Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Catatonia is a rare and severe psychomotor condition in children and adolescents. In the current report, we aimed to review the recent literature. METHOD: Using a PRISMA approach, we searched MEDLINE between 1982 and 2017 using the keywords 'CATATONIA' and 'CHILD' or 'ADOLESCENT'. In total, we reviewed 130 reports (controlled study, N=4; clinical chart, N=23; case report, N=54; and editorial/review, N=42). RESULTS: Several aspects seem to be age specific: (1) although the clinical presentation resembles that in adults, some symptoms are important in children and adolescents (e...
July 25, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754306/episodic-memory-following-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-ventral-anterior-limb-of-the-internal-capsule-and-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Isidoor O Bergfeld, Mariska Mantione, Mechteld L C Hoogendoorn, Ferdinand Horst, Peter Notten, P Richard Schuurman, Damiaan Denys
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) are effective treatments for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). However, a common side effect of ECT is autobiographical memory loss (e.g., personal experiences), whereas the impact of DBS on autobiographical memories has never been established. OBJECTIVE: Comparing autobiographical memories following DBS and ECT. METHODS: In two hospitals in The Netherlands, we interviewed 25 TRD patients treated with DBS of the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule (vALIC), 14 TRD patients treated with ECT and 22 healthy controls (HC) with the Autobiographical Memory Inventory - Short Form (AMI-SF) in a prospective, longitudinal study between March 2010 and August 2016...
July 19, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754173/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-on-the-role-of-preemptive-analgesia-with-acetaminophen-paracetamol-in-reducing-headache-following-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect
#18
Amila Isuru, Asiri Rodrigo, Chamara Wijesinghe, Dileepa Ediriweera, Shan Premadasa, Carmel Wijesekara, Lalith Kuruppuarachchi
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and efficient treatment for several severe psychiatric disorders, but its use is limited by side effects. Post-ECT headache is one of the commonest side effects. Preemptive analgesia is effective in post-surgical pain management. The most commonly used analgesic is acetaminophen (paracetamol). However, acetaminophen as a preemptive analgesic for post-ECT headache has not been studied adequately. This study was conducted to compare the incidence and severity of post-ECT headache in patients who were administered acetaminophen pre-ECT with a placebo group...
July 28, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748058/electroconvulsive-therapy-hasn-t-negative-effects-on-short-term-memory-function-as-assessed-using-a-bedside-hand-held-device
#19
Helge H O Müller, Mareen Reike, Simon Grosse-Holz, Mareike Röther, Caroline Lücke, Alexandra Philipsen, Johannes Kornhuber, Teja W Grömer
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective in the treatment of treatment-resistant major depression. The fear of cognitive impairment after ECT often deters patients from choosing this treatment option. There is little reliable information regarding the effects of ECT on overall cognitive performance, while short-term memory deficits are well known but not easy to measure within clinical routines. In this pilot study, we examined ECT recipients' pre- and post-treatment performances on a digital ascending number tapping test...
March 22, 2017: Mental Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742292/effects-of-a-course-of-right-unilateral-ultrabrief-pulse-electroconvulsive-therapy-combined-with-venlafaxine-on-insomnia-symptoms-in-elderly-depressed-patients
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W Vaughn McCall, Sarah H Lisanby, Peter B Rosenquist, Mary Dooley, Mustafa M Husain, Rebecca G Knapp, Georgios Petrides, Matthew V Rudorfer, Robert C Young, Shawn M McClintock, Martina Mueller, Joan Prudic, Robert M Greenberg, Richard D Weiner, Samuel H Bailine, Mary Anne Riley, Laryssa McCloud, Charles H Kellner
OBJECTIVE: Antidepressant medications have a variety of effects on sleep, apart from their antidepressant effects. It is unknown whether electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has effects on perceived sleep in depressed patients. This secondary analysis examines the effects of ECT on perceived sleep, separate from its antidepressant effects. METHODS: Elderly patients with major depressive disorder, as defined by DSM-IV, received open-label high-dose, right unilateral ultrabrief pulse ECT, combined with venlafaxine, as part of participating in phase 1 of the National Institute of Mental Health-supported study Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly (PRIDE)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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