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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331693/disease-management-apps-and-technical-assistance-systems-for-bipolar-disorder-investigating-the-patients%C3%A2-point-of-view
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Henning Daus, Natalia Kislicyn, Stephan Heuer, Matthias Backenstrass
BACKGROUND: Smartphone-based disease management has become increasingly interesting for research in the field of bipolar disorders. This article investigates the attitudes of persons affected by this disorder towards the appropriation of mobile apps or assistance systems for the management of their disease. METHODS: We conducted two separate studies. Study 1 was an online survey with 88 participants. In study 2 we consulted 15 participants during a semi-structured interview...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329664/the-impact-of-mental-health-disorders-on-30-day-readmission-after-bariatric-surgery
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Megan Litz, Andrea Rigby, Ann M Rogers, Douglas L Leslie, Christopher S Hollenbeak
BACKGROUND: Mental health disorders are common among bariatric surgery patients. Mental health disorders, particularly depression, have been associated with poorer surgical outcomes, indicating the bariatric surgery patient population warrants special clinical attention. OBJECTIVE: Our study sought to examine the effect of diagnosed mental health disorders on 30-day readmission for those undergoing bariatric surgery in hospitals across Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2014...
December 8, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323198/paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-brain-mri-ischemic-lesions-in-neurologically-asymtomatic-patients
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Wilma Barcellini, Elisa Scola, Silvia Lanfranconi, Marika Grottaroli, Francesca Binda, Bruno Fattizzo, Anna Zaninoni, Gloria Valcamonica, Claudia Maria Cinnante, Carla Boschetti, Massimiliano Buoli, Carlo Alfredo Altamura, Nereo Bresolin, Fabio Triulzi, Alberto Zanella, Agostino Cortelezzi
This study investigated for the first time brain ischemic involvement in 19 consecutive neurologically asymptomatic PNH patients by non-enhanced cerebral MRI, and by intracranial arterial and venous angio-MRI. Eleven cases (58%, 7 aged <65) showed pathological findings: 9 white matter (WM) abnormalities related to chronic ischemic small vessel disease, 2 a focal abnormality >5 mm, and 5 cases a score >4 by the age-related white matter changes (ARWMC) scale. Compared with age and sex-matched controls (1:2 ratio), patients showed an increased frequency of periventricular WM vascular degeneration (32% versus 5...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317140/transvenous-pacing-in-pediatric-patients-with-bipolar-lumenless-lead-ten-year-clinical-experience
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Paolo De Filippo, Fabrizio Giofrè, Cristina Leidi, Michele Senni, Paola Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: A number of challenges can affect long-term performance of endocardial implanted systems in pediatric patients. Select Secure™ lead offers potential advantages for this population. This analysis aims to evaluate long-term performance of this lead in children, with and without congenital heart disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients younger than 16years, implanted with at least one Select Secure™ lead at our institution, was performed...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316894/access-to-primary-and-specialized-somatic-health-care-for-persons-with-severe-mental-illness-a-qualitative-study-of-perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-in-swedish-health-care
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Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Jarl Torgerson, Anna Norman Kjellström, Peder Welin, Marie Rusner
BACKGROUND: Persons with severe mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) have a high prevalence of somatic conditions compared to the general population. Mortality data in the Nordic countries reveal that these persons die 15-20 years earlier than the general population. Some factors explaining this high prevalence may be related to the individuals in question; others arise from the health care system's difficulty in offering somatic health care to these patient groups. The aim of the present study was therefore to explore the experiences and views of patients, relatives and clinicians regarding individual and organizational factors which facilitate or hinder access to somatic health care for persons with severe mental illness...
January 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310919/increased-complications-for-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-patients-undergoing-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Michael M Kheir, You Na P Kheir, Timothy L Tan, Colin T Ackerman, Alexander J Rondon, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Although it has been shown that anxiety and depression are associated with increased complications after total joint arthroplasty (TJA), the outcomes of TJA in patients with a history of psychosis are unknown. This study evaluated the influence of bipolar and schizophrenic disorders on complications after TJA, particularly aseptic and septic revisions. METHODS: A retrospective review of 156 TJAs (125 primaries and 31 revisions) was performed at a single institution from 2000 to 2015...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305714/diagnoses-of-cardiovascular-disease-or-substance-addiction-abuse-in-us-adults-treated-for-adhd-with-stimulants-or-atomoxetine-is-use-consistent-with-product-labeling
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Kathleen A Fairman, Lindsay E Davis, Alyssa M Peckham, David A Sclar
BACKGROUND: Among US adults, utilization of pharmacotherapy for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased more than ninefold since 1995-1996. Potential contraindications to ADHD pharmacotherapy include serious cardiovascular disease (CVD) and, for stimulants, addictions and bipolar disorder (BPD). OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of potential contraindications among adults treated with ADHD pharmacotherapy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed using the Truven Health MarketScan® database...
January 5, 2018: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285684/socioeconomic-disparities-and-metabolic-risk-in-veterans-with-serious-mental-illness
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Stanley N Caroff, Shirley H Leong, Daisy Ng-Mak, E Cabrina Campbell, Rosalind M Berkowitz, Krithika Rajagopalan, Chien-Chia Chuang, Antony Loebel
Socioeconomic disparities were assessed in predicting metabolic risk among veterans with serious mental illness. Veterans with schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or bipolar disorders were identified in VISN 4 facilities from 10/1/2010 to 9/30/2012. Differences between patients with and without metabolic syndrome were compared using t-tests, Chi square tests and multivariate logistic regressions. Among 10,132 veterans with mental illness, 48.8% had metabolic syndrome. Multivariate logistic regression analysis confirmed that patients with metabolic syndrome were significantly more likely to be older, male, African-American, married, and receiving disability pensions but less likely to be homeless...
December 28, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275886/the-extent-of-left-atrial-low-voltage-areas-included-in-pulmonary-vein-isolation-is-associated-with-freedom-from-recurrent-atrial-arrhythmia
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Dong Huang, Jing-Bo Li, Tarek Zghaib, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, David D Spragg, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Harikrishna Tandri, Sunil K Sinha, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian
BACKGROUND: The extent of left atrial (LA) baseline low-voltage areas (LVA-B), which may be a surrogate for fibrosis, is associated with recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) after ablation. This study aimed to assess the relationship between the extent of LVA-B isolated by ablation (LVA-I) and AF recurrence. METHODS: The study cohort included 159 consecutive patients with drug-refractory AF who underwent an initial AF ablation with LA voltage mapping during sinus rhythm...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260296/lithium-associated-hypercalcemia-pathophysiology-prevalence-management
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Adrian D Meehan, Ruzan Udumyan, Mathias Kardell, Mikael Landén, Johannes Järhult, Göran Wallin
BACKGROUND: Lithium-associated hypercalcemia (LAH) is an ill-defined endocrinopathy. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of hypercalcemia in a cohort of bipolar patients (BP) with and without concomitant lithium treatment and to study surgical outcomes for lithium-associated hyperparathyroidism. METHODS: Retrospective data, including laboratory results, surgical outcomes and medications, were collected from 313 BP treated with lithium from two psychiatric outpatient units in central Sweden...
December 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258399/perceived-racial-discrimination-and-dna-methylation-among-african-american-women-in-the-intergen-study
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Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza, Yunfeng Huang, Cindy A Crusto, Yan V Sun, Jacquelyn Y Taylor
INTRODUCTION: Experiences of racial discrimination have been associated with poor health outcomes. Little is known, however, about how perceived racial discrimination influences DNA methylation (DNAm) among African Americans (AAs). We examined the association of experiences of discrimination with DNAm among AA women in the Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure (InterGEN) study. METHODS: The InterGEN study examines the effects of genetic and psychological factors on blood pressure among AA women and their children...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250231/laser-catheter-ablation-of-long-lasting-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-longterm-results
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Helmut Weber, Michaela Sagerer-Gerhardt, Armin Heinze
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a current therapeutic option but its efficacy for the treatment of long-lasting persistent AF (l-lpAF) remains suboptimal. We tested the laser method as an alternative for catheter ablation of l-lpAF by using an open-irrigated electrode laser mapping and ablation (ELMA) catheter. Laser ablation was attempted in 48 patients aged 50-81 years (69 ± 7.6 y, female = 28) with drug resistant (3.5 trials) l-lpAF (≥12 months). All of the patients had comorbidities: congestive heart failure NYHA II-III (100%), hypertension 29 (60%), coronary artery disease 19 (40%), and heart valve defect 17 (35%)...
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250221/sinus-rhythm-restoration-after-radiofrequency-ablation-improves-survival-in-patients-undergoing-mitral-valve-surgery-a-eight-year-single-center-study
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Carlo Rostagno, Irene Capecchi, Sandro Gelsomino, Enrico Carone, Pier Luigi Stefàno
Background: The usefulness of radiofrequency (RF) ablation in restoring sinus rhythm in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing surgery for mitral valve has been demonstrated. But whether sinus rhythm recovery affects long-term survival is less clear. Methods: This study included 301 consecutive patients (126 men and 175 women, age 69±6 years) undergoing radiofrequency ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation along with mitral valve surgery...
June 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248236/bipolar-androgen-therapy-in-men-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-after-progression-on-enzalutamide-an-open-label-phase-2-multicohort-study
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Benjamin A Teply, Hao Wang, Brandon Luber, Rana Sullivan, Irina Rifkind, Ashley Bruns, Avery Spitz, Morgan DeCarli, Victoria Sinibaldi, Caroline F Pratz, Changxue Lu, John L Silberstein, Jun Luo, Michael T Schweizer, Charles G Drake, Michael A Carducci, Channing J Paller, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Mario A Eisenberger, Samuel R Denmeade
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer that progresses after enzalutamide treatment is poorly responsive to further antiandrogen therapy, and paradoxically, rapid cycling between high and low serum testosterone concentrations (bipolar androgen therapy [BAT]) in this setting might induce tumour responses. We aimed to evaluate BAT in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer that progressed after enzalutamide. METHODS: We did this single-centre, open-label, phase 2, multicohort study in the USA...
December 13, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242796/bilateral-femoral-neck-fractures-in-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis-treated-by-hip-arthroplasties-the-first-case-report-and-literature-review
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Witchuree Wejjakul, Swist Chatmaitri, Thongek Wattanarojanaporn, Anuwat Pongkunakorn, Chupong Ittiwut, Vorasuk Shotelersuk
Introduction: Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare autosomal recessive lipid storage disease caused by mutations of the CYP27A1 gene and deficiency of the sterol-27-hydroxylase enzyme in bile acid biosynthesis. It is characterized by the accumulation of cholestanol and bile alcohols in plasma, the formation of xanthomatous lesions in various tissues, and organ degeneration. This disorder is also associated with osteoporosis and increased risk of fracture. To date, only two CTX patients with femoral neck fractures have been reported...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241120/a-study-on-the-association-of-mood-disorders-and-gluten-related-diseases
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Brunetta Porcelli, Valeria Verdino, Fabio Ferretti, Nicola Bizzaro, Lucia Terzuoli, Francesca Cinci, Letizia Bossini, Andrea Fagiolini
Our study aimed to evaluate the presence of antibodies related to gluten intolerance in patients with mood disorders. A total of 60 patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or depressive disorder were recruited. Fourty-eight subjects randomly selected among unrelated family members were included as controls. Celiac disease-associated antibodies were assayed both in the patients and controls. Mean values of IgA/IgG anti-gliadin antibodies, IgA/IgG anti-deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies and IgA anti-transglutaminase (tTG) antibodies were not different between patients and controls...
December 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239826/circulating-cathelicidin-ll-37-level-is-increased-in-euthymic-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Elżbieta Kozłowska, Paulina Żelechowska, Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk, Aleksandra Margulska, Adam Wysokiński
More and more data seems to imply that immune mechanisms are involved in the pathomechanism of bipolar disorder (BD). However, the primary role of cathelicidin LL-37 is defense against pathogens, more and more data indicated that this peptide strongly modulates immune system functioning and contributes to immune pathology of chronic and inflammatory diseases. No data is available on the level of LL-37 in bipolar patients. The aim of the study was to examine the circulating levels of cathelicidin LL-37 in euthymic patients with BD...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239239/depressive-disorders-in-patients-with-pharmaco-resistant-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Eleonora Borges Gonçalves, Tania Aparecida Marchiori de Oliveira Cardoso, Clarissa Lin Yasuda, Fernando Cendes
Objectives To assess depressive disorders in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) refractory to medical treatment. Methods Adult patients with refractory MTLE completed two questionnaires (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) had a semi-structured psychiatric interview and a high resolution MRI scan. For complete neuropsychiatric diagnosis, as per International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), the results were combined with clinical history and additional information from the patients' family...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227034/the-clinical-course-of-late-life-bipolar-disorder-looking-back-and-forward
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Annemiek Dols, Nicole Korten, Hannie Comijs, Sigfried Schouws, Moniek van Dijk, Ursula Klumpers, Aartjan Beekman, Ralph Kupka, Max Stek
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the course of late-life bipolar disorder (LLBD). First, we studied patients with LLBD retrospectively with regard to age at first mood episode, onset polarity, predominant polarity and episode density and its associations with other clinical variables. Next, we examined prospectively the clinical course and its associated factors. METHODS: Data were used from a dynamic cohort (Dutch Older Bipolars [DOBi]) including 101 patients with LLBD (mean age of 68...
December 11, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227016/patients-with-chronic-bipolar-disorder-exhibit-widespread-increases-in-extracellular-free-water
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Carissa Tuozzo, Amanda E Lyall, Ofer Pasternak, Anthony C D James, Timothy J Crow, Marek Kubicki
OBJECTIVES: Bipolar disorder (BP) is a debilitating psychiatric disease that is not well understood. Previous diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) studies of BP patients found prominent microstructural white matter (WM) abnormalities of reduced fractional anisotropy (FA). Because FA is a nonspecific measure, relating these abnormalities to a specific pathology is difficult. Here, dMRI specificity was increased by free water (FW) imaging, which allows identification of changes in extracellular space (FW) from neuronal tissue (fractional anisotropy of tissue [FA-t])...
December 11, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
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