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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342945/cognitive-impairment-in-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-schizophrenia-relationships-with-serum-concentrations-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Wenhuan Xiao, Fei Ye, Chunlai Liu, Xiaowei Tang, Jin Li, Hui Dong, Weiwei Sha, Xiaobin Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Evidence suggests that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and glial cell line -derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) are important in the regulation of synaptic plasticity, which plays a key role in the cognitive processes in psychiatric disorders. Our work aimed at exploring the associations between serum BDNF and GDNF levels and cognitive functions in first-episode drug-naïve (FEDN) patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: The BDNF and GDNF levels of 58 FEDN patients and 55 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were measured and test subjects were examined using several neurocognitive tests including the verbal fluency test (VFT), the trail making test (TMT), the digit span test (DST), and the Stroop test...
March 22, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341002/seroprevalence-survey-of-selective-anti-neuronal-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-first-episode-schizophrenia-and-chronic-schizophrenia
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Chia-Hsiang Chen, Min-Chih Cheng, Chih-Min Liu, Chen-Chung Liu, Ko-Huan Lin, Hai-Gwo Hwu
Autoimmune encephalopathy caused by autoantibodies against neuronal cell-surface proteins in the brain is a newly discovered disease category associated with psychiatric disorders. Correct diagnosis of this condition relies on the detection of specific autoantibodies in the blood or cerebral spinal fluid in addition to the clinical presentations. The study aimed to understand the seroprevalence of selective anti-neuronal autoantibodies in our patients with schizophrenia. First, we screened for six anti-neuronal autoantibodies in an archived blood sample collected from patients with the first-episode schizophrenia...
March 21, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340425/increased-nucleus-accumbens-volume-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Mireia Forns-Nadal, Daniel Bergé, Federico Sem, Anna Mané, Laura Igual, Dani Guinart, Oscar Vilarroya
Nucleus accumbens has been reported as a key structure in the neurobiology of schizophrenia. Studies analyzing structural abnormalities have shown conflicting results, possibly related to confounding factors. We investigated the nucleus accumbens volume using manual delimitation in first-episode psychosis (FEP) controlling for age, cannabis use and medication. Thirty-one FEP subjects who were naive or minimally exposed to antipsychotics and a control group were MRI scanned and clinically assessed from baseline to 6 months of follow-up...
March 18, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338897/specialized-information-processing-deficits-and-distinct-metabolomic-profiles-following-tm-domain-disruption-of-nrg1
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Colm M P O'Tuathaigh, Naina Mathur, Matthew J O'Callaghan, Lynsey MacIntyre, Richard Harvey, Donna Lai, John L Waddington, Benjamin S Pickard, David G Watson, Paula M Moran
Although there is considerable genetic and pathologic evidence for an association between neuregulin 1 (NRG1) dysregulation and schizophrenia, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms remain unclear. Mutant mice containing disruption of the transmembrane (TM) domain of the NRG1 gene constitute a heuristic model for dysregulation of NRG1-ErbB4 signaling in schizophrenia. The present study focused on hitherto uncharacterized information processing phenotypes in this mutant line. Using a mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach, we also quantified levels of unique metabolites in brain...
March 11, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336496/functional-eeg-network-analysis-in-schizophrenia-evidence-of-larger-segregation-and-deficit-of-modulation
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Javier Gomez-Pilar, Alba Lubeiro, Jesús Poza, Roberto Hornero, Marta Ayuso, César Valcárcel, Karim Haidar, José A Blanco, Vicente Molina
OBJECTIVE: Higher mental functions depend on global cerebral functional coordination. Our aim was to study fast modulation of functional networks in schizophrenia that has not been previously assessed. METHODS: Graph-theory was used to analyze the electroencephalographic (EEG) activity during an odd-ball task in 57 schizophrenia patients (18 first episode patients, FEPs) and 59 healthy controls. Clustering coefficient (CLC), characteristic path length (PL) and small-worldness (SW) were computed at baseline ([-300 0] ms prior to stimulus delivery) and response ([150 450] ms post-stimulus) windows...
March 20, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334138/working-memory-modulation-of-frontoparietal-network-connectivity-in-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Jesper Duemose Nielsen, Kristoffer H Madsen, Zheng Wang, Zhening Liu, Karl J Friston, Yuan Zhou
Working memory (WM) impairment is regarded as a core aspect of schizophrenia. However, the neural mechanisms behind this cognitive deficit remain unclear. The connectivity of a frontoparietal network is known to be important for subserving WM. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, the current study investigated whether WM-dependent modulation of effective connectivity in this network is affected in a group of first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients compared with similarly performing healthy participants during a verbal n-back task...
February 25, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334045/plasma-soluble-l-selectin-in-medicated-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-healthy-controls
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Satyajit Mohite, Fang Yang, Pooja A Amin, Giovana Zunta-Soares, Gabriela D Colpo, Laura Stertz, Ajaykumar N Sharma, Gabriel R Fries, Consuelo Walss-Bass, Jair C Soares, Olaoluwa O Okusaga
Immune dysfunction has been implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Leukocyte migration to the site of inflammation is a fundamental step of immune response which involves P-, E-, and L-selectins. Elevated selectin levels have been reported in un-medicated first-episode patients with schizophrenia but not in medicated patients with multi-episode schizophrenia. We measured fasting plasma soluble P-, E-, and L-selectin in 39 medicated patients with multi-episode schizophrenia and 19 healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326117/impaired-social-and-role-function-in-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-and-first-episode-schizophrenia-its-relations-with-negative-symptoms
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So Jung Lee, Kyung Ran Kim, Su Young Lee, Suk Kyoon An
OBJECTIVE: Psychosocial dysfunction was a nettlesome of schizophrenia even in their prodromal phase as well as first episode and its relations with psychopathology were not determined. The aim of the present study was to examine whether the social and role function impairment was found in ultra-high risk for psychosis (UHR) individuals as well as first-episode schizophrenia patients and to explore its relations with psychopathology. METHODS: Thirty-seven normal controls, 63 UHR participants and 28 young, first-episode schizophrenia patients were recruited...
March 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325572/lipid-profile-disturbances-in-antipsychotic-naive-patients-with-first-episode-non-affective-psychosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
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Błażej Misiak, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz, Łukasz Łaczmański, Dorota Frydecka
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidaemia is one of the most prevalent metabolic disturbances observed in schizophrenia patients and has been largely attributed to the effects of poor lifestyle habits and adverse effects of antipsychotic treatment. However, less is known whether patients with first-episode non-affective psychosis (FENP) present subthreshold indices of dyslipidaemia. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis whether subclinical lipid profile alterations occur already in antipsychotic-naïve FENP patients...
March 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323286/erythrocyte-glutathione-levels-as-long-term-predictor-of-transition-to-psychosis
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S Lavoie, M Berger, M Schlögelhofer, M R Schäfer, S Rice, S-W Kim, J Hesse, P D McGorry, S Smesny, G P Amminger
A high proportion of individuals deemed at elevated risk for psychosis will actually never progress to develop the illness. Pharmaceutical intervention may not be necessary in these cases, and may in fact be damaging depending on the invasiveness of the treatment strategy. This highlights the need for biomarkers that are better able to reliably differentiate between at-risk individuals who will subsequently transition to psychosis and those who will not. Low glutathione (GSH) levels have been observed in schizophrenia and in patients with first-episode psychosis...
March 21, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321200/the-importance-of-metamemory-functioning-to-the-pathogenesis-of-psychosis
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REVIEW
Sarah Eisenacher, Mathias Zink
Many studies up to date have implied that biases in the metacognition of memory, so called metamemory, contribute to the development and maintenance of positive symptoms in schizophrenia. However, no study exists which has longitudinally followed patients experiencing positive symptoms. The present article therefore reviews cross-sectional studies on retrospective metamemory abilities in participants within different stages of a schizophrenia spectrum disorder, with heterogeneous symptom severities, creating a pseudo-longitudinal overview...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318837/innovations-in-first-episode-psychosis-interventions-the-case-for-a-raise-plus-approach
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Emily Kline, Matcheri Keshavan
Several papers in the current issue of Schizophrenia Research show evidence supporting interventions that are not yet grouped with standard care practices in FEP. Taken together, these studies make the case for a more inclusive approach for early psychosis care than what is embodied in RAISE. Although providing all interventions to all patients, however, will be impractical and expensive, a personalized approach to such interventions, whereby the appropriate interventions are implemented in a phase specific and individually tailored manner after a careful assessment of each person's core deficits within a coordinated specialty care model, is likely to improve lives and be cost-effective...
March 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318836/early-onset-of-cardiometabolic-risk-factor-profiles-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-first-episode-schizophrenia
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Desheng Zhai, Yan Lang, Yihang Feng, Yijun Liu, Gaopan Dong, Xin Wang, Ying Cao, Taizhen Cui, Chenyang Ni, Yonggan Ji, Xiaodan Zhang, Ying Zhao, Ruiling Zhang
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: We performed a case-control study, which included antipsychotic-naïve first-episode schizophrenia (FES) of adolescents and young adults and general population controls, to investigate the early-onset cardiometabolic risk factors in FES. RESULTS: FES had more frequent lower HDL-C when compared to controls. However, the distribution of BMI and the frequency of hypercholesterolemia, elevated LDL-C, hypertriglyceridemia in FES were not significantly different to controls...
March 15, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302395/social-cognition-psychometric-evaluation-scope-in-people-with-early-psychosis-a-preliminary-study
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Kelsey A Ludwig, Amy E Pinkham, Philip D Harvey, Skylar Kelsven, David L Penn
Social cognition is an important outcome in schizophrenia research. Unfortunately, there has been a lack of consensus regarding which measures of social cognition best capture this domain of functioning. The Social Cognition Psychometric Evaluation (SCOPE) study was developed to address the need for a battery of measures that have sound psychometric properties and can be implemented in clinical trials for individuals with chronic schizophrenia. The current study expands upon the SCOPE study by examining the psychometric properties of the eight candidate measures administered to individuals early in the course of psychosis...
March 14, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302394/the-relationship-between-level-of-cognitive-impairments-and-functional-outcome-trajectories-in-first-episode-schizophrenia
#15
Susie Fu, Nikolai Czajkowski, Bjørn Rishovd Rund, Anne-Kari Torgalsbøen
Although cognitive impairments are consistently linked to functional outcome in chronic schizophrenia, the relationship remains unclear for patients with first-episode schizophrenia. The objective of this present study was to determine whether there are distinct developmental trajectories for functional outcome in patients with different levels of baseline cognition. The present study has a multi-follow-up design, and includes data from six follow-ups over four years. Assessments were conducted yearly, apart from the first year where assessments were conducted every six months...
March 14, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295391/electrophysiological-correlates-of-adaptive-control-and-attentional-engagement-in-patients-with-first-episode-schizophrenia-and-healthy-young-adults
#16
Megan A Boudewyn, Cameron S Carter
The goal of this study was to investigate the neural dynamics of error processing and post-error adjustments in cognitive control and attention to a cognitive task in schizophrenia. We adopted a time-frequency approach in order to examine activity in the theta and alpha frequency bands as indices of cognitive control and attentional engagement. The results showed that error processing was characterized by increases in theta-band activity, accompanied by decreases in alpha-band activity, in both healthy control participants and participants with schizophrenia...
March 15, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294477/identifying-neurocognitive-markers-for-outcome-prediction-of-global-functioning-in-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-and-first-episode-psychosis
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Kingo Sawada, Akiko Kanehara, Satoshi Eguchi, Mariko Tada, Yoshihiro Satomura, Motomu Suga, Shinsuke Koike, Kiyoto Kasai
AIM: There is an increasing need for identifying neurocognitive predictors of global functional outcome in early psychosis toward optimizing early intervention strategy. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal observational study to investigate an association between neurocognitive assessments at baseline and global functional outcome at an average of one-year follow-up. Participants included ultra-high-risk for psychosis (UHR) individuals who had not converted to psychosis during the follow-up period (UHR-NP), and those with first-episode psychosis (FEP) individuals...
March 14, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294137/relationship-between-duration-of-untreated-psychosis-and-intrinsic-corticostriatal-connectivity-in-patients-with-early-phase-schizophrenia
#18
Deepak K Sarpal, Delbert G Robinson, Christina Fales, Todd Lencz, Miklos Argyelan, Katherine H Karlsgodt, Juan A Gallego, Majnu John, John M Kane, Philip R Szeszko, Anil K Malhotra
Patients with first-episode psychosis experience psychotic symptoms for a mean of up to two years prior to initiation of treatment, and long duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Meanwhile, evidence compiled from numerous studies suggests that longer DUP is not associated with structural brain abnormalities. To date, few studies have examined the relationship between DUP and functional neuroimaging measures. In the present study, we used seed-based resting-state functional connectivity to examine the impact of DUP on corticostriatal circuitry...
March 15, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291969/impact-of-stress-response-in-development-of-first-episode-psychosis-in-schizophrenia-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#19
Linda Rossini Gajsak, Andrea Gelemanovic, Martina Rojnic Kuzman, Livia Puljak
BACKGROUND: To summarize all available evidence from systematic reviews about the impact of stress response in development of first-episode psychosis (FEP) in schizophrenia. METHODS: An overview of systematic reviews of any type of primary studies was performed. An electronic search of five databases was conducted in February 2017 (CDSR, DARE, Embase, MEDLINE and PsychINFO). Quality of included systematic reviews was assessed using the AMSTAR checklist. RESULTS: Eight systematic reviews were included...
March 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291864/sex-specific-cognitive-abnormalities-in-early-onset-psychosis
#20
Miguel Ruiz-Veguilla, Josefa Moreno-Granados, Maria D Salcedo-Marin, Maria L Barrigon, Maria J Blanco-Morales, Evelio Igunza, Anselmo Cañabate, Maria D Garcia, Teresa Guijarro, Francisco Diaz-Atienza, Maite Ferrin
Objectives: Brain maturation differs depending on the area of the brain and sex. Girls show an earlier peak in maturation of the prefrontal cortex. Although differences between adult females and males with schizophrenia have been widely studied, there has been less research in girls and boys with psychosis. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in verbal and visual memory, verbal working memory, auditory attention, processing speed, and cognitive flexibility between boys and girls...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
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