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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937549/electroconvulsive-therapy-for-super-refractory-status-epilepticus
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Jayme Ahmed, Michael Metrick, Anne Gilbert, Anita Glasson, Ranjeet Singh, Wayne Ambrous, Lori Brown, Laura Aykroyd, Karen Bobel
OBJECTIVES: Super refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) is a stage beyond refractory status that requires general anesthesia as management. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is recommended only as a potential treatment option beyond general anesthesia and after all other options have been exhausted. Its effect on aborting status has been minimally researched. We present the largest case series to our knowledge exploring the effect of ECT on SRSE. METHODS: Eight adults hospitalized for SRSE received ECT in an attempt to abort status after other treatment modalities were exhausted...
September 20, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937548/a-follow-up-study-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-children-and-adolescents
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Shanti Mitchell, Ehmer Hassan, Neera Ghaziuddin
OBJECTIVES: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective and a safe treatment for several severe psychiatric disorders across the age span. However, its use remains controversial and highly stigmatized especially among patients under 18 years. In this study, we examined current symptoms, attitudes, perception, and functioning of patients treated with ECT when they were less than 18 years old. METHODS: Participants had received ECT before age 18, between 1989 and 2015, at a tertiary medical center...
September 20, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937547/management-of-emergency-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit-for-life-threatening-psychiatric-conditions-a-case-series
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Samuel Bulteau, Edouard-Jules Laforgue, Loïc Chimot, Romain Dumont, Olivier Loutrel, François Etcheverrigaray, Caroline Victorri-Vigneau, Alexandre Massri, Jean-Marie Vanelle, Anne Sauvaget
Catatonia can lead to severe complications and may be lethal but is often underdiagnosed. The clinical presentation can be similar to coma. In these situations, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be used as first-line treatment to enable extubation, recovery of autonomy, and rapid discharge from intensive care. We report 4 cases of patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit with comatose clinical presentation and life-threatening condition caused by catatonia. All patients received ECT sessions, after which the catatonic symptoms partially or fully remitted...
September 20, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937546/a-randomized-nonblind-naturalistic-comparison-of-efficacy-and-cognitive-outcomes-with-right-unilateral-bifrontal-and-bitemporal-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-schizophrenia
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Aniket Bansod, Sushma S Sonavane, Nilesh B Shah, Avinash A De Sousa, Chittaranjan Andrade
BACKGROUND: There is little literature on the relative efficacy and cognitive safety of right unilateral (RUL), bifrontal (BF), and bitemporal (BT) electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in schizophrenia. METHODS: We present a randomized, nonblind, naturalist comparison of a fixed course of 8 moderately high-dose RUL (n = 24), threshold BF (n = 27), and threshold BT (n = 31) ECT in patients with schizophrenia. Assessments included the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised, and an autobiographical memory interview...
September 20, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936064/knowledge-and-attitude-of-nursing-students-toward-electroconvulsive-therapy
#5
Nitasha Sharma, Sandhya Ghai, Sandeep Grover
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the commonly used treatment modalities for patients with severe mental disorders. However, acceptance of ECT by the patient and relatives often depends on how the health-care professionals themselves present the treatment modality to the patients and their relatives. There is a lack of information about the knowledge and attitude toward ECT among health professionals. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge about and attitude toward ECT among nursing students...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931808/electroconvulsive-therapy-induced-brain-functional-connectivity-predicts-therapeutic-efficacy-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-multivariate-pattern-recognition-study
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Peng Li, Ri-Xing Jing, Rong-Jiang Zhao, Zeng-Bo Ding, Le Shi, Hong-Qiang Sun, Xiao Lin, Teng-Teng Fan, Wen-Tian Dong, Yong Fan, Lin Lu
Previous studies suggested that electroconvulsive therapy can influence regional metabolism and dopamine signaling, thereby alleviating symptoms of schizophrenia. It remains unclear what patients may benefit more from the treatment. The present study sought to identify biomarkers that predict the electroconvulsive therapy response in individual patients. Thirty-four schizophrenia patients and 34 controls were included in this study. Patients were scanned prior to treatment and after 6 weeks of treatment with antipsychotics only (n = 16) or a combination of antipsychotics and electroconvulsive therapy (n = 13)...
May 11, 2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923432/knowledge-and-attitudes-on-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-germany-a-web-based-survey
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Saskia Wilhelmy, Vasilija Rolfes, Michael Grözinger, Yvonne Chikere, Sabrina Schöttle, Dominik Groß
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to examine knowledge and attitudes on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) among the German population. METHOD: A web-based population survey based on a standardized questionnaire was used to examine knowledge and attitudes towards ECT as a treatment of severe depression among the general public (sample of 1000; representative in terms of age, gender and federal states of the German population). RESULTS: ECT is not well known and negatively connoted among the German population...
September 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922451/low-medical-morbidity-and-mortality-after-acute-courses-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-a-population-based-sample
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D M Blumberger, D P Seitz, N Herrmann, J G Kirkham, R Ng, C Reimer, P Kurdyak, A Gruneir, M J Rapoport, Z J Daskalakis, B H Mulsant, S N Vigod
BACKGROUND: To determine event rates for specific medical events and mortality among individuals receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHOD: Population-based cohort study using health administrative data of acute ECT treatments delivered in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2011. We measured the following medical event rates, per 10 000 ECT treatments, up to 7 and 30 days post-treatment: stroke, seizure, acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, deep vein thrombosis, gastrointestinal bleeding, falls, hip fracture, and mortality...
September 18, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920563/bitemporal-v-high-dose-right-unilateral-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-corrigendum
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E Kolshus, A Jelovac, D M McLoughlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917389/alternative-treatment-strategies-for-catatonia-a-systematic-review
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Scott R Beach, Federico Gomez-Bernal, Jeff C Huffman, Gregory L Fricchione
BACKGROUND: Catatonia is a commonly encountered syndrome, affecting 10-20% of various psychiatric populations and carrying significant medical co-morbidities. However, there are few established alternative treatment strategies when benzodiazepines are ineffective and electroconvulsive therapy is unavailable. OBJECTIVE: The authors systematically review evidence for alternative treatment strategies for catatonia using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
September 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910748/local-functional-connectivity-density-is-closely-associated-with-the-response-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Jiaojian Wang, Qiang Wei, Xinru Yuan, Xiaoyan Jiang, Jinping Xu, Xiaoqin Zhou, Yanghua Tian, Kai Wang
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the neuroanatomical basis of response to ECT is still largely unknown. METHODS: In present study, we used functional connectivity density (FCD) and resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) to identify the relationship between the changes of resting-state activities and ECT responses in 23 MDD patients before and after ECT...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910337/mouse-repeated-electroconvulsive-seizure-ecs-does-not-reverse-social-stress-effects-but-does-induce-behavioral-and-hippocampal-changes-relevant-to-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-side-effects-in-the-treatment-of-depression
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Erin M van Buel, Hannes Sigrist, Erich Seifritz, Lianne Fikse, Fokko J Bosker, Robert A Schoevers, Hans C Klein, Christopher R Pryce, Ulrich Lm Eisel
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for depression, but can have negative side effects including amnesia. The mechanisms of action underlying both the antidepressant and side effects of ECT are not well understood. An equivalent manipulation that is conducted in experimental animals is electroconvulsive seizure (ECS). Rodent studies have provided valuable insights into potential mechanisms underlying the antidepressant and side effects of ECT. However, relatively few studies have investigated the effects of ECS in animal models with a depression-relevant manipulation such as chronic stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900695/-electroconvulsive-therapy-to-treat-therapy-resistant-vocalization-in-dementia
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M Guhra, B Rohden, S Spannhorst, M Driessen, S H Kreisel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890399/activated-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-trkb-signaling-in-rat-dorsal-and-ventral-hippocampi-following-10-day-electroconvulsive-seizure-treatment
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Shingo Enomoto, Kunio Shimizu, Masashi Nibuya, Eiji Suzuki, Kiyoshi Nagata, Takashi Kondo
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still the most effective strategy to treat severe and drug-resistant depressive disorders. Electroconvulsive seizure (ECS), which induces neuroplastic structural alterations and resilient behavioral changes in experimental animals, is the model of the ECT for human depression. ECT is typically administered three times per week for up to 4 weeks, while ECS treatments are administered daily for 10days. The increased expression of hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) induced by antidepressive ECS treatment in experimental animals has been well documented...
September 7, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866716/blood-serum-concentrations-of-kynurenic-acid-in-patients-diagnosed-with-recurrent-depressive-disorder-depression-in-bipolar-disorder-and-schizoaffective-disorder-treated-with-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Marcin Olajossy, Bartosz Olajossy, Sebastian Wnuk, Emilia Potembska, Ewa Urbańska
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to compare blood serum kynurenic acid (KYNA) concentrations measured before ECT and after 1, 6 and 12 electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) sessions in patients with diagnoses of recurrent depressive disorder (RDD), depression in bipolar disorder (DBD) and schizoaffective disorder (SAD). METHODS: The study group comprised of 50 patients with ICD-10 diagnoses of RDD, DBD and SAD. Blood serum KYNA concentrations were determined and clinical assessment was performed using the MADRS and the GAF scale...
June 18, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865389/self-assessed-remission-rates-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-of-depressive-disorders
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O Brus, Y Cao, E Gustafsson, M Hultén, M Landen, J Lundberg, P Nordanskog, A Nordenskjöld
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) effectively treats severe depression, but not all patients remit. The aim of the study was to identify clinical factors that associate with ECT-induced remission in a community setting. METHODS: Depressed patients who underwent ECT in 2011-2014 were identified from the Swedish National Quality Register for ECT. Remission was defined as self-rated Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale scores of 0-10 after ECT. Other registers provided data on previous antidepressant use, comorbidities, and demographics...
July 21, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862317/is-prolongation-of-corrected-qt-interval-associated-with-seizures-induced-by-electroconvulsive-therapy-reduced-by-atropine-sulfate
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Yoko Suzuki, Miho Miyajima, Katsuya Ohta, Noriko Yoshida, Rie Omoya, Mayo Fujiwara, Takafumi Watanabe, Masaki Okumura, Hiroaki Yamazaki, Masayuki Shintaku, Issei Murata, Shigeru Ozaki, Takeshi Sasaki, Mitsuru Nakamura, Hiroshi Suwa, Tetsuo Sasano, Tokuhiro Kawara, Masato Matsuura, Eisuke Matsushima
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiogram abnormalities have been reported during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). A corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation indicates delayed ventricular repolarization, which can trigger ventricular arrhythmias such as torsade de pointes (TdP). We examined the QTc changes during generalized tonic-clonic seizures induced by ECT, and the effects of atropine sulfate on these QTc changes. METHODS: We analyzed heart rate, QT interval, and QTc in 32 patients with depression who underwent ECT (25 women, 67...
September 1, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852259/chlorpromazine-as-prophylaxis-for-bipolar-disorder-with-treatment-and-electroconvulsive-therapy-refractory-mania-old-horse-new-trick
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Tamonud Modak, Saurabh Kumar, Arghya Pal, Rishab Gupta, Raman Deep Pattanayak, Sudhir Kumar Khandelwal
A 22-year-old male diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder presented to us with a 3(rd) episode mania resistant to both olanzapine and haloperidol as well as electroconvulsive therapy. He, however, responded to chlorpromazine (CPZ) which was also effective as a mood stabilizer. The patient had a relapse of his illness when CPZ was stopped and responded again when it was started. The case demonstrates that CPZ may have a role in as both an anti-manic agent and for the maintenance for bipolar disorders. The possible underlying mechanism for this role is also discussed...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852245/resolution-of-cognitive-adverse-effects-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-persons-with-schizophrenia-a-prospective-study
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Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Vivek Haridas Phutane, Jagadisha Thirthalli, Naveen Jayaram, Muralidharan Kesavan, Urvakhsh Meherwan Mehta, Vidhi Tyagi, Bangalore N Gangadhar
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairments are among the most important adverse effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Although much is known about them in patients with depression, there is very little information about these in persons with schizophrenia. METHODS: In this study, we examined the persistence of cognitive impairments in a subsample of patients (n = 49) with schizophrenia who had earlier participated in a clinical trial comparing the therapeutic and cognitive efficacy of bifrontal ECT (BFECT; n = 23) and bitemporal ECT (BTECT; n = 29) electrode placements...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851279/intravenous-theophylline-is-the-most-effective-intervention-to-prolong-eeg-seizure-duration-in-patients-undergoing-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Alexander Tzabazis, Michaela E Wiernik, Jan Wielopolski, Wolfgang Sperling, Harald Ihmsen, Hubert J Schmitt, Tino Münster
BACKGROUND: Seizure duration in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is positively related with patients' outcome. This study sought to investigate the impact of anesthetic management on seizure duration, and the impact of selected drugs (theophylline, remifentanil, S-ketamine) on seizure duration. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing ECT at our institution from January 2011 to April 2012 was performed based on electronic medical chart and review of existing quality improvement data...
August 29, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
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