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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643887/personality-dopamine-and-parkinson-s-disease-insights-from-subthalamic-stimulation
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Eugénie Lhommée, François Boyer, Maxime Wack, Pierre Pélissier, Hélène Klinger, Emmanuelle Schmitt, Amélie Bichon, Valérie Fraix, Stéphan Chabardès, Patrick Mertens, Anna Castrioto, Andrea Kistner, Emmanuel Broussolle, Stéphane Thobois, Paul Krack
BACKGROUND: Subthalamic stimulation improves the motor and neuropsychiatric symptoms of Parkinson's disease. However, the impact of this treatment on impulse control and personality is the subject of heavy debate. The objective of this study was to investigate personality changes after subthalamic stimulation. METHODS: Using Cloninger's biosocial model, we assessed personality in 73 Parkinson's disease patients before and 12 months after subthalamic stimulation accompanied by a drastic reduction in dopaminergic medication...
June 23, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638356/how-can-smoking-cessation-be-induced-before-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-behavior-change-techniques-and-other-intervention-characteristics
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Andrew Prestwich, Sally Moore, Alwyn Kotze, Luke Budworth, Rebecca Lawton, Ian Kellar
Background: Smokers who continue to smoke up to the point of surgery are at increased risk of a range of complications during and following surgery. Objective: To identify whether behavioral and/or pharmacological interventions increase the likelihood that smokers quit prior to elective surgery and which intervention components are associated with larger effects. Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Data sources: MEDLINE, Embase, and Embase Classic, CINAHL, CENTRAL. Study selection: Studies testing the effect of smoking reduction interventions delivered at least 24 h before elective surgery were included...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625002/changes-in-dietary-intake-and-eating-behavior-in-adolescents-after-bariatric-surgery-an-ancillary-study-to-the-teen-labs-consortium
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David B Sarwer, Rebecca J Dilks, Jacqueline C Spitzer, Robert I Berkowitz, Thomas A Wadden, Renee H Moore, Jesse L Chittams, Mary L Brandt, Mike K Chen, Anita P Courcoulas, Carroll M Harmon, Michael A Helmrath, Marc P Michalsky, Stavra A Xanthakos, Meg H Zeller, Todd M Jenkins, Thomas H Inge
BACKGROUND: A growing number of studies suggest that bariatric surgery is safe and effective for adolescents with severe obesity. However, surprisingly little is known about changes in dietary intake and eating behavior of adolescents who undergo bariatric surgery. OBJECTIVE: Investigate changes in dietary intake and eating behavior of adolescents with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery (n = 119) or lifestyle modification (LM) (n = 169). SETTING: University-based health systems METHODS: A prospective investigation of 288 participants (219 female and 69 male) prior to bariatric surgery or LM and again 6, 12, and 24 months (surgery patients only) after treatment...
June 17, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618128/sexual-life-after-mastectomy-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-qualitative-study
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Nasrin Fouladi, Farhad Pourfarzi, Negin Dolattorkpour, Sara Alimohammadi, Elham Mehrara
BACKGROUND: Mastectomy is a highly frequent form of breast cancer treatment in Iran, and exual dysfunction after mastectomy has been reported in the majority of breast cancer survivors in Iran. In this qualitative study, an attempt was made to examine the stages that patients go through in their sexual lives after mastectomy. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Using purposeful sampling, 30 married women, who had undergone surgery and had completed an adjuvant treatment period, participated in the study...
June 15, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611574/intra-and-postoperative-electrocochleography-may-be-predictive-of-final-electrode-position-and-postoperative-hearing-preservation
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Brendan P O'Connell, Jourdan T Holder, Robert T Dwyer, René H Gifford, Jack H Noble, Marc L Bennett, Alejandro Rivas, George B Wanna, David S Haynes, Robert F Labadie
Introduction: The objectives of the current study were to (1) determine the relationship between electrocochleography (ECochG), measured from the cochlear implant (CI) electrode array during and after implantation, and postoperative audiometric thresholds, (2) determine the relationship between ECochG amplitude and electrode scalar location determined by computerized tomography (CT); and (3) determine whether changes in cochlear microphonic (CM) amplitude during electrode insertion were associated with postoperative hearing...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609560/resolving-the-contributions-of-anaesthesia-surgery-and-nerve-injury-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-of-male-rats-in-the-cci-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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James W M Kang, Kevin A Keay, David Mor
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is critical for selecting and shaping complex behavioral responses. In rodent models of neuropathic pain there is evidence for both structural and functional changes in the mPFC. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the normal functioning of the mPFC. It has been suggested that the disruption of complex behaviors and mood seen in some neuropathic pain patients is mediated in part by alterations of BDNF in this cortical region. In Sprague-Dawley rats, mPFC levels of BDNF and TrkB mRNA and protein, were quantified and compared to controls (n = 24) 6 days after either: (a) halothane (1...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600115/examination-of-bariatric-surgery-facebook-support-groups-a-content-analysis
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Afton M Koball, Dylan J Jester, Sarah E Domoff, Kara J Kallies, Karen B Grothe, Shanu N Kothari
BACKGROUND: Support following bariatric surgery is vital to ensure long-term postoperative success. Many individuals undergoing bariatric surgery are turning to online modalities, especially the popular social media platform Facebook, to access support groups and pages. Despite evidence suggesting that the majority of patients considering bariatric surgery are utilizing online groups, little is known about the actual content of these groups. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to conduct a content analysis of bariatric surgery support groups and pages on Facebook...
April 26, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598799/clinical-outcomes-of-an-inpatient-pediatric-obesity-treatment-program-in-the-usa
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Sharonda J Alston Taylor, Kimberly Rennie, Cindy Jon
Background When treating recalcitrant and severe childhood obesity, pharmaceutical options are limited and few patients qualify for bariatric surgery. A prolonged inpatient program serves as an alternative treatment. The purpose of this project was to describe the development of a medically supervised inpatient weight management program and evaluate its effectiveness. Methods This is a retrospective chart review of 18 patients [4-18 years, mean body mass index (BMI) 50.2 kg/m2] admitted to an inpatient pediatric weight management program from October 2011 through December 31, 2012 to evaluate the biometric, laboratory, sleep and behavioral changes that occurred from admission to discharge from the program...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588365/prevalence-and-trends-in-the-neuropsychological-burden-of-patients-having-intracranial-tumors-with-respect-to-neurosurgical-intervention
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Manju Dhandapani, Sandhya Gupta, Manju Mohanty, Sunil Kumar Gupta, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani
BACKGROUND: The burden of neuropsychological symptoms evidenced by behavioral changes among patients with intracranial tumors has not been studied in detail. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to prospectively assess the neuropsychological symptoms in patients with intracranial tumors undergoing treatment. METHODS: A longitudinal study was conducted using purposive sampling to assess the neuropsychological symptoms in conscious and consenting patients with intracranial tumors who were availing treatment from a tertiary care center...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584414/impact-of-interprofessional-education-module-on-attitudes-of-health-care-providers-involved-in-maxillofacial-rehabilitation-a-cross-sectional-study
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Saee Deshpande, Usha Radke
PURPOSE: Rehabilitation of maxillofacial deformities is a challenging task because it involves not only a lot of skills and expertise but also many disciplines working in unison for optimum outcome. However, more often than not a prosthodontist is not a member of tumor board and consulted after surgery which affects the prognosis of the rehabilitation adversely. There was a perceived need to create awareness among referring surgeons and physicians, and interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives were deemed necessary to improve this collaboration...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583700/how-changes-in-physical-activity-relate-to-fatigue-interference-mood-and-quality-of-life-during-treatment-for-non-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Hannah M Fisher, Jamie M Jacobs, Chloe J Taub, Suzanne C Lechner, John E Lewis, Charles S Carver, Bonnie B Blomberg, Michael H Antoni
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity (PA) following surgery for breast cancer may improve depressive symptoms and quality of life (QoL) via reduction in fatigue-related daily interference (FRDI). Less is known about how change in PA may relate to these psychosocial factors throughout the course of treatment. In a secondary analysis of a previous psychosocial intervention trial, we examined relationships between change in PA, depressive symptoms, and functional QoL, as mediated by change in FRDI, and whether naturally occurring change in PA provided benefit independent of the intervention...
May 29, 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578783/biology-and-treatment-of-aggressive-fibromatosis-or-desmoid-tumor
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REVIEW
Keith M Skubitz
Aggressive fibromatosis, also known as desmoid-type fibromatosis (DTF) or desmoid tumor, is an uncommon locally invasive tumor. Because of its low incidence and variable behavior, DTF is often first seen by physicians who are not familiar with it, and recent advances in understanding this disease have led to changes in treatment approaches. The Wnt (β-catenin) pathway appears to play a key role in DTF pathogenesis, and recent studies of DTF biology suggest a possible model of DTF pathogenesis. Histologically, DTF shows a poorly circumscribed proliferation of myofibroblast-like cells with variable collagen deposition, similar to the proliferative phase of wound healing, and DTF has been associated with trauma and pregnancy...
June 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574955/safety-culture-in-the-operating-room-variability-among-perioperative-healthcare-workers
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Marc Philip T Pimentel, Stephanie Choi, Karen Fiumara, Allen Kachalia, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Safety culture is defined as the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behavior that determine an organization's health and safety management. There is a lack of studies assessing patient safety culture in the perioperative setting. OBJECTIVES: We examined safety culture at a single tertiary care hospital, across all types of surgery, using previously collected data from a validated survey tool...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560527/outcomes-of-partnered-individuals-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-together-a-single-institution-case-series
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Ambar Mehta, Susan Hutfless, Alex B Blair, Megan Karcher, Stephanie Nasatka, Michael Schweitzer, Thomas Magnuson, Hien Tan Nguyen
There exists marked variation in weight loss among the 200,000 annual bariatric patients, and many of these patients struggle with weight regain. Several studies have suggested that positive social support may significantly impact bariatric surgery outcomes, leading to more excess weight loss and maintenance of this weight loss through appropriate lifestyle changes. We sought to understand this by assessing clinical and behavioral outcomes among married couples whereby both spouses underwent bariatric surgery at our institution...
May 30, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559205/behavioral-and-electrophysiological-correlates-of-cognitive-control-in-ex-obese-adults
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Vincenza Tarantino, Vincenzo Vindigni, Franco Bassetto, Chiara Pavan, Antonino Vallesi
Impaired cognitive control functions have been documented in obesity. It remains unclear whether these functions normalize after weight reduction. We compared ex-obese individuals, who successfully underwent substantial weight loss after bariatric surgery, to normal-weight participants on measures of resistance to interference, cognitive flexibility and response inhibition, obtained from the completion of two Stroop tasks, a Switching task and a Go/NoGo task, respectively. To elucidate the underlying brain mechanisms, event-related potentials (ERPs) in the latter two tasks were examined...
May 27, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549648/characterization-of-long-term-gait-deficits-in-mouse-dmcao-using-the-catwalk-system
#16
E Caballero-Garrido, J C Pena-Philippides, Z Galochkina, E Erhardt, T Roitbak
Evaluation of functional outcome is widely used across species to assess the recovery process following various pathological conditions, including spinal cord injury, musculo-skeletal injury, mithochondrial disease, neuropathic cancer, Huntington's disease, chronic pain, cortical lesion, and olivocerebellar degeneration among others. The Stroke Therapy Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) recommends multiple endpoints for behavioral studies in pre-clinical stroke research, to demonstrate their clinical relevance...
May 23, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542298/early-anti-tnf-immunomodulator-therapy-is-associated-with-better-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-asian-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-with-poor-prognostic-factors
#17
Eun Hye Oh, Kyunghwan Oh, Minkyu Han, Hyungil Seo, Kiju Chang, Sun-Ho Lee, Gwang-Un Kim, Eun Mi Song, Myeongsook Seo, Ho-Su Lee, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Byong Duk Ye
Although early treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents or immunomodulators (IMs) may improve long-term outcomes, especially those with poor prognostic factors, their effectiveness in Asians remains unclear. In this study, Korean patients with CD naïve to both intestinal surgery and intestinal complications, and with at least two risk factors for progression (diagnosis at age <40 years, systemic corticosteroid treatment <3 months after diagnosis, and perianal fistula at diagnosis) were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529196/the-usage-of-mock-oral-examinations-for-program-improvement
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Shari L Meyerson, Stuart Lipnick, Edward Hollinger
OBJECTIVE: Mock oral examinations are often used to prepare residents for the American Board of Surgery certifying examination. Another potential use of these examinations is to identify programmatic weaknesses. Results from a multi-institutional mock oral examination were evaluated to determine if specific areas of weakness within each of the participating programs could be identified to facilitate program development. DESIGN: A mock oral examination was administered annually consisting of 3 examination rooms per resident with 3 cases in each room...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502320/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-arising-in-a-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma-a-rare-entity
#19
Meral Uner, Arzu Saglam, Bilge Can Meydan, Kerim Aslan, Figen Soylemezoglu
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare and aggressive tumor usually occurring at younger ages. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas (PXA) on the other hand are quiescent tumors with benign behavior. AT/RTs arising in the setting of PXA are exceptional. We present the case of a 23-year-old female patient, the fourth in the literature, speculated as having AT/RT arising within a PXA, as demonstrated by the presence of INI1 mutation. The patient presented with a short history of headache, which increased over time, and emerging seizures...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500684/impact-of-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-on-appetite-alcohol-intake-behaviors-and-midbrain-ghrelin-signaling-in-the-rat
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Sunil Sirohi, Ben D Richardson, Janelle M Lugo, David J Rossi, Jon F Davis
OBJECTIVE: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery reduces appetite and stimulates new onset alcohol misuse; however, the genesis of these behavioral changes is unclear. This study is hypothesized that new onset alcohol intake is a behavioral adaptation that occurs secondary to reduced appetite and correlates with altered central ghrelin signaling. METHODS: Hedonic high-fat diet (HFD) intake was evaluated prior to the assessment of alcohol intake behaviors in RYGB and control rats...
May 12, 2017: Obesity
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