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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141362/-evaluation-of-the-psychological-feature-and-quality-of-life-in-outpatients-with-somatic-symptoms-disorder-in-a-general-hospital
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F H Cui, N N Xiong, X Hong, Y P Duan, J Wei
Objective: To explore the psychological features and quality of life in outpatients with somatic symptoms disorder in a general hospital. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from 2014-05 to 2015-06. Patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and somatic symptoms disorder (SSD) were recruited from psychological outpatient department, and patients with peptic ulcer (PU) / reflux esophagitis (RE) were recruited from Gastroenterology. Depression scale of the patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9), Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7), Toronto Alexithymia scale (TAS), 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12), items from Somatoform Disorder Screening Questionnaire were employed to evaluate the severity of depression, anxiety, alexithymia, quality of life, health care use and subjective feelings...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137173/psychiatric-disorders-differently-correlate-with-physical-self-rated-health-across-ethnic-groups
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Shervin Assari
In this study, we compared 10 ethnic groups for associations between psychiatric disorders and physical self-rated health (SRH) in the United States. Data came from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), 2001-2003. The study included 7587 non-Latino White, 4746 African American, 1442 Mexican, 1106 other Hispanic, 656 other Asian, 600 Chinese, 577 Cuban, 520 Vietnamese, 508 Filipino, and 495 Puerto Rican individuals. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) was used to measure psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD), general anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol abuse, and binge eating disorders...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135990/curcumin-affects-gene-expression-and-reactive-oxygen-species-via-a-pka-dependent-mechanism-in-dictyostelium-discoideum
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William S Swatson, Mariko Katoh-Kurasawa, Gad Shaulsky, Stephen Alexander
Botanicals are widely used as dietary supplements and for the prevention and treatment of disease. Despite a long history of use, there is generally little evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of these preparations. Curcumin has been used to treat a myriad of human diseases and is widely advertised and marketed for its ability to improve health, but there is no clear understanding how curcumin interacts with cells and affects cell physiology. D. discoideum is a simple eukaryotic lead system that allows both tractable genetic and biochemical studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132807/development-and-validation-of-the-voice-catastrophization-index
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Hagit Shoffel-Havakuk, Steven Chau, Edie R Hapner, Madeleine Pethan, Michael M Johns
INTRODUCTION: Catastrophization is a cognitive distortion that has been studied in pain patients and found to be a significant factor in their disability and response to treatment. Dysphonia patients may demonstrate a similar behavior, suggesting the existence of voice catastrophization. OBJECTIVE: To establish the validity of the Voice Catastrophization Index (VCI), a new instrument estimating voice symptoms catastrophization. METHODS: A prospective study...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132427/risk-of-falling-among-hospitalized-patients-with-high-modified-morse-scores-could-be-further-stratified
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Irina Gringauz, Yael Shemesh, Amir Dagan, Irina Israelov, Dana Feldman, Naama Pelz-Sinvani, Dan Justo, Gad Segal
BACKGROUND: Falls during hospitalization harbor both clinical and financial outcomes. The modified Morse fall scale [MMFS] is widely used for an in-hospital risk-of-fall assessment. Nevertheless, the majority of patients at risk of falling, i.e. with high MMFS, do not fall. The aim of this study was to ascertain our study hypothesis that certain patients' characteristics (e.g. serum electrolytes, usage of a walking device etc.) could further stratify the risk of falls among hospitalized patients with MMFS...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132334/is-perfect-good-dimensions-of-perfectionism-in-newly-admitted-medical-students
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Helen Seeliger, Sigrid Harendza
BACKGROUND: Society expects physicians to perform perfectly but high levels of perfectionism are associated with symptoms of distress in medical students. This study investigated whether medical students admitted to medical school by different selection criteria differ in the occurrence of perfectionism. METHODS: Newly enrolled undergraduate medical students (n = 358) filled out the following instruments: Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS-H), Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS-F), Big Five Inventory (BFI-10), General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE), Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 (GAD-7)...
November 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131171/application-of-spatially-modulated-near-infrared-structured-light-to-study-changes-in-optical-properties-of-mouse-brain-tissue-during-heatstress
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Oren Shaul, Michal Fanrazi-Kahana, Omri Meitav, Gad A Pinhasi, David Abookasis
Heat stress (HS) is a medical emergency defined by abnormally elevated body temperature that causes biochemical, physiological, and hematological changes. The goal of the present research was to detect variations in optical properties (absorption, reduced scattering, and refractive index coefficients) of mouse brain tissue during HS by using near-infrared (NIR) spatial light modulation. NIR spatial patterns with different spatial phases were used to differentiate the effects of tissue scattering from those of absorption...
November 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130963/shift-work-and-the-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-study
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Ofer Havakuk, Nufar Zukerman, Nir Flint, Ben Sadeh, Gilad Margolis, Maayan Konigstein, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram, Haim Shmilovich
AIMS: Shift work disrupts the normal circadian rhythm and is associated with risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) and a higher incidence of CAD morbidity and mortality. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a robust noninvasive modality for assessing the presence, extent, and severity of CAD. We sought to investigate whether shift workers are prone to a higher burden of CAD compared to non-shift workers. METHODS: We conducted a historically prospective study in consecutive patients who underwent CCTA and answered a telephonic questionnaire...
November 2, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130540/anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-activities-of-cupressuflavone-from-cupressus-macrocarpa-impact-on-pro-inflammatory-mediators
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Eman Al-Sayed, Haidy A Gad, Mohamed El-Shazly, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim, Abdel Nasser Singab
Hit, Lead & Candidate Discovery Inflammation is a complex biological process that is generally occurs in response to pathological triggers. Both neurodegenerative diseases and cancer have been linked to inflammation. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of cupressuflavone (CUF) isolated from Cupressus macrocarpa were examined. The analgesic effects of CUF (40, 80 and 160 mg/kg po) were assessed in the acetic acid-induced writhing and hot plate models in mice with diclofenac sodium as the reference standard (100 mg/kg)...
November 11, 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127812/optimism-as-predictor-of-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-data-from-the-webcare-study
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M Habibović, E Broers, D Heumen, J Widdershoven, S S Pedersen, J Denollet
OBJECTIVE: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the treatment of choice for prevention of sudden cardiac death. However, a subgroup of ICD patients experiences psychological adjustment problems post implant. To date, positive psychological constructs (e.g. optimism) have been understudied in this population. Hence, we examined the association between optimism and anxiety, depression, and health status at 12-months post implant. METHODS: Patients (N=171) enrolled in the WEB-based distress management study for ICD patients were included in the analyses...
November 8, 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126358/characterizing-anxiety-among-individuals-receiving-treatment-for-alcohol-and-substance-use-disorders
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Lisa H Domenico, Ben Lewis, Mythili Hazarika, Sara Jo Nixon
BACKGROUND: Despite high prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) substance use disorder (SUD) comorbidity, little is known regarding demographic characteristics associated with GAD in SUD treatment seekers. OBJECTIVE: To characterize demographic differences between inpatient SUD treatment seekers reporting varying levels of GAD symptomatology. DESIGN: General linear models, chi-square test, t test, and correlational analyses were utilized to assess group differences...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124043/activities-of-daily-living-measured-by-the-harvard-automated-phone-task-track-with-cognitive-decline-over-time-in-non-demented-elderly
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Gad A Marshall, Sarah L Aghjayan, Maria Dekhtyar, Joseph J Locascio, Kamal Jethwani, Rebecca E Amariglio, Keith A Johnson, Reisa A Sperling, Dorene M Rentz
Background: Impairment in activities of daily living is a major burden to both patients and caregivers. Mild impairment in instrumental activities of daily living is often seen at the stage of mild cognitive impairment. The field of Alzheimer's disease is moving toward earlier diagnosis and intervention and more sensitive and ecologically valid assessments of instrumental or complex activities of daily living are needed. The Harvard Automated Phone Task, a novel performance-based activities of daily living instrument, has the potential to fill this gap...
2017: Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123516/avidity-and-bystander-suppressive-capacity-of-human-regulatory-t-cells-expressing-de-novo-autoreactive-t-cell-receptors-in-type-1-diabetes
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Wen-I Yeh, Howard R Seay, Brittney Newby, Amanda L Posgai, Filipa Botelho Moniz, Aaron Michels, Clayton E Mathews, Jeffrey A Bluestone, Todd M Brusko
The ability to alter antigen specificity by T-cell receptor (TCR) or chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) gene transfer has facilitated personalized cellular immune therapies in cancer. Inversely, this approach can be harnessed in autoimmune settings to attenuate inflammation by redirecting the specificity of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Herein, we demonstrate efficient protocols for lentiviral gene transfer of TCRs that recognize type 1 diabetes-related autoantigens with the goal of tissue-targeted induction of antigen-specific tolerance to halt β-cell destruction...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117876/the-role-of-gender-and-anxiety-in-the-association-between-somatic-diseases-and-depression-findings-from-three-combined-epidemiological-studies-in-primary-care
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E Asselmann, J Venz, L Pieper, H-U Wittchen, D Pittrow, K Beesdo-Baum
AIMS: Although associations between various somatic diseases and depression are well established, findings concerning the role of gender and anxiety disorders for these associations remain fragmented and partly inconsistent. Combining data from three large-scaled epidemiological studies in primary care, we aim to investigate interactions of somatic diseases with gender and anxiety disorders in the association with depression. METHODS: Self-reported depression according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) was assessed in n = 83 737 patients from three independent studies [DETECT (Diabetes Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation: Targets and Essential Data for Commitment of Treatment), Depression-2000 and Generalized Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care (GAD-P)] using the Depression Screening Questionnaire (DSQ)...
November 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113559/proceedings-of-the-2017-national-toxicology-program-satellite-symposium
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Susan A Elmore, Famke Aeffner, Dinesh S Bangari, Torrie A Crabbs, Stacey Fossey, Shayne C Gad, Wanda M Haschek, Jessica S Hoane, Kyathanahalli Janardhan, Ramesh C Kovi, Gail Pearse, Lyn M Wancket, Erin M Quist
The 2017 annual National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium, entitled "Pathology Potpourri," was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the Society of Toxicologic Pathology's 36th annual meeting. The goal of this symposium was to present and discuss challenging diagnostic pathology and/or nomenclature issues. This article presents summaries of the speakers' talks along with select images that were used by the audience for voting and discussion. Various lesions and other topics covered during the symposium included renal papillary degeneration in perinatally exposed animals, an atriocaval mesothelioma, an unusual presentation of an alveolar-bronchiolar carcinoma, a paraganglioma of the organ of Zuckerkandl (also called an extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma), the use of human muscle samples to illustrate the challenges of manual scoring of fluorescent staining, intertubular spermatocytic seminomas, medical device pathology assessment and discussion of the approval process, collagen-induced arthritis, incisor denticles, ameloblast degeneration and poorly mineralized enamel matrix, connective tissue paragangliomas, microcystin-LR toxicity, perivascular mast cells in the forebrain thalamus unrelated to treatment, and 2 cases that provided a review of the International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria (INHAND) bone nomenclature and recommended application of the terminology in routine nonclinical toxicity studies...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111200/quality-of-life-psychological-functioning-and-treatment-satisfaction-of-men-who-have-undergone-penile-prosthesis-surgery-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Brindha Pillay, Daniel Moon, Christopher Love, Denny Meyer, Emma Ferguson, Helen Crowe, Nicholas Howard, Sarah Mann, Addie Wootten
BACKGROUND: Penile prosthesis surgery is last-line treatment to regaining erectile function after radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer. AIMS: To assess quality of life, psychological functioning, and treatment satisfaction of men who underwent penile implantation after RP; the psychosocial correlates of treatment satisfaction and sexual function after surgery; and the relation between patients' and partners' ratings of treatment satisfaction...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110139/the-place-of-antipsychotics-in-the-therapy-of-anxiety-disorders-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorders
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Baptiste Pignon, Chloé Tezenas du Montcel, Louise Carton, Antoine Pelissolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to assess and present the findings up to this date on the efficacy of antipsychotics in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorders (GAD), social anxiety disorders (SAD), panic disorders (PD), and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), mostly based on published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or on open-label studies when RCT were lacking. RECENT FINDINGS: Quetiapine could be recommended in patients with GAD...
November 7, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109691/adaptive-personality-traits-and-psychosocial-correlates-among-living-kidney-donors
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Iris Pollmann, Faikah Gueler, Marie Mikuteit, Mariel Nöhre, Nicolas Richter, Karin Weissenborn, Martina de Zwaan
Since living kidney donors have repeatedly been shown to be mentally more healthy compared to the general population, they might also exhibit more adaptive personality characteristics. We investigated the personality traits of 315 living kidney donors (202 female and 113 male donors) on average 7.1 years after donation using the NEO-Five Factor Inventory, a frequently used personality inventory measuring the "big five" dimensions of personality (neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109393/scalable-whole-exome-sequencing-of-cell-free-dna-reveals-high-concordance-with-metastatic-tumors
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Viktor A Adalsteinsson, Gavin Ha, Samuel S Freeman, Atish D Choudhury, Daniel G Stover, Heather A Parsons, Gregory Gydush, Sarah C Reed, Denisse Rotem, Justin Rhoades, Denis Loginov, Dimitri Livitz, Daniel Rosebrock, Ignaty Leshchiner, Jaegil Kim, Chip Stewart, Mara Rosenberg, Joshua M Francis, Cheng-Zhong Zhang, Ofir Cohen, Coyin Oh, Huiming Ding, Paz Polak, Max Lloyd, Sairah Mahmud, Karla Helvie, Margaret S Merrill, Rebecca A Santiago, Edward P O'Connor, Seong H Jeong, Rachel Leeson, Rachel M Barry, Joseph F Kramkowski, Zhenwei Zhang, Laura Polacek, Jens G Lohr, Molly Schleicher, Emily Lipscomb, Andrea Saltzman, Nelly M Oliver, Lori Marini, Adrienne G Waks, Lauren C Harshman, Sara M Tolaney, Eliezer M Van Allen, Eric P Winer, Nancy U Lin, Mari Nakabayashi, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Cory M Johannessen, Levi A Garraway, Todd R Golub, Jesse S Boehm, Nikhil Wagle, Gad Getz, J Christopher Love, Matthew Meyerson
Whole-exome sequencing of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) could enable comprehensive profiling of tumors from blood but the genome-wide concordance between cfDNA and tumor biopsies is uncertain. Here we report ichorCNA, software that quantifies tumor content in cfDNA from 0.1× coverage whole-genome sequencing data without prior knowledge of tumor mutations. We apply ichorCNA to 1439 blood samples from 520 patients with metastatic prostate or breast cancers. In the earliest tested sample for each patient, 34% of patients have ≥10% tumor-derived cfDNA, sufficient for standard coverage whole-exome sequencing...
November 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109154/hierarchical-protein-targeting-and-secretion-is-controlled-by-an-affinity-switch-in-the-type-iii-secretion-system-of-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Athina G Portaliou, Konstantinos C Tsolis, Maria S Loos, Vassileia Balabanidou, Josep Rayo, Alexandra Tsirigotaki, Valerie F Crepin, Gad Frankel, Charalampos G Kalodimos, Spyridoula Karamanou, Anastassios Economou
Type III secretion (T3S), a protein export pathway common to Gram-negative pathogens, comprises a trans-envelope syringe, the injectisome, with a cytoplasm-facing translocase channel. Exported substrates are chaperone-delivered to the translocase, EscV in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, and cross it in strict hierarchical manner, for example, first "translocators", then "effectors". We dissected T3S substrate targeting and hierarchical switching by reconstituting them in vitro using inverted inner membrane vesicles...
November 6, 2017: EMBO Journal
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