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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778935/different-levels-of-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokines-in-patients-with-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression
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Ruizhi Mao, Chen Zhang, Jun Chen, Guoqing Zhao, Rubai Zhou, Fan Wang, Jingjing Xu, Tao Yang, Yousong Su, Jia Huang, Zhiguo Wu, Lan Cao, Yong Wang, Yingyan Hu, Chengmei Yuan, Zhenghui Yi, Wu Hong, Zuowei Wang, Daihui Peng, Yiru Fang
BACKGROUND: Immune system dysregulation is critical in the physiopathology of major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). However, it is unclear whether both diseases present the same inflammatory patterns during depressive episodes. We explored the differences in pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines between unipolar and bipolar depression (BDD) and the trajectory of these cytokines after acute-phase treatment. METHODS: Sixty-four MDD patients, 61 BDD patients, and 62 healthy controls (HCs) were enrolled...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778806/evaluation-of-antioxidant-potential-of-novel-layered-double-hydroxides-with-caal-and-nial-loaded-with-olanzapine
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João Gomes Pontes-Neto, Danilo Augusto Ferreira Fontes, Magaly Andreza Marques de Lyra, Maria Dos Remédios Mendes de Brito, Luíse Lopes Chaves, Pedro José Rolim-Neto, Mônica Felts De La Roca Soares, Lucindo Jose Quintans Júnior, Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas, José Lamartine Soares-Sobrinho
Olanzapine (OLZ), Class II in the Biopharmaceutical Classification System, has low aqueous solubility, hindering its absorption after administration. It is used in the bipolar disorder and schizophrenia treatment, diseases that present the oxidative stress in their pathophysiology. In the search for new Drug Delivery Systems (DDS) that enhance the OLZ dissolution rate, it is also necessary to investigate its antioxidant potential for better understanding. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant potential of new olanzapine DDS based on two different types of Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH systems)...
May 17, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776917/treatment-refractory-mania-with-psychosis-in-a-post-transplant-patient-on-tacrolimus-a-case-report
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Muaid Ithman, Kunal Malhotra, Meelie Bordoloi, Garima Singh
Bipolar affective disorder type I imparts significant morbidity and disease burden in the Population. It is characterized by occurrence of one or more manic episodes which may be preceded or followed by a depressive or hypomanic phase. About half of these manic episodes are characterized by the presence of psychotic features [1]. The condition is further complicated when patient has multiple comorbid conditions. We report here a case of a 66 year old Caucasian female, previously diagnosed with Bipolar disorder who developed treatment refractory mania with psychotic feature after being on Tacrolimus (an immunosuppressive agent) after kidney transplantation...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772927/design-and-simulation-of-novel-laparoscopic-renal-denervation-system-a-feasibility-study
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Eunbi Ye, Jinhwan Baik, Seunghyun Lee, Seon Young Ryu, Sunchoel Yang, Eue-Keun Choi, Won Hoon Song, Hyeong Dong Yuk, Chang Wook Jeong, Sung-Min Park
PURPOSE: In this study, we propose a novel laparoscopy-based renal denervation (RDN) system for treating patients with resistant hypertension. In this feasibility study, we investigated whether our proposed surgical instrument can ablate renal nerves from outside of the renal artery safely and effectively and can overcome the depth-related limitations of the previous catheter-based system with less damage to the arterial walls. METHOD: We designed a looped bipolar electrosurgical instrument to be used with laparoscopy-based RDN system...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771866/bipolar-disorder-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Shih-Fen Chen, Ling-Yi Wang, Jen-Huai Chiang, Yu-Chih Shen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that sexually transmitted infections (STI) tend to increase in patients with bipolar disorder during a manic or hypomanic episode. However, in the long-term course of this disease, it is unclear whether patients with bipolar disorder have a higher risk of incident STI. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan, 3,721 patients with bipolar disorder and 14,884 controls without bipolar disorder matched by gender and age were enrolled between 2000 and 2010 and followed until the end of 2013...
May 1, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769459/the-framework-of-clinical-occupational-medicine-to-provide-new-insight-for-workaholism
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Quentin Durand-Moreau, Clarisse LE Deun, Brice Lodde, Jean-Dominique Dewitte
There is no single agreed definition of workaholism. Most interventions proposed for people suffering from workaholism target individuals. There is a paucity of descriptions of workplace risk factors. Our study examines case reports of patients suffering from workaholism with a focus on the role of the workplace. We describe case reports from patients of the Occupational Disease Centre in Brest, France between 2013 and 2016. Consultations were conducted within the framework of clinical occupational medicine with a focus on real work situations...
May 17, 2018: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768190/a-bayesian-model-comparison-approach-to-test-the-specificity-of-visual-integration-impairment-in-schizophrenia-or-psychosis
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Tyler B Grove, Beier Yao, Savanna A Mueller, Merranda McLaughlin, Vicki L Ellingrod, Melvin G McInnis, Stephan F Taylor, Patricia J Deldin, Ivy F Tso
Impaired visual integration is well documented in schizophrenia and related to functional outcomes. However, it is unclear if this deficit is specific to schizophrenia, or characteristic of psychosis more broadly. To address this question, this study used a Bayesian model comparison approach to examine the evidence of three grouping models of visual integration performance in 116 individuals with schizophrenia (SZ), schizoaffective disorder (SA), bipolar disorder (BD) with or without a history of prominent psychosis (BDP+ and BDP-, respectively), or no psychiatric diagnosis (healthy controls; HC)...
May 7, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763648/autism-spectrum-disorder-classification-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Samata R Sharma, Xenia Gonda, Frank I Tarazi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a group of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Asperger's syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). The new diagnostic criteria of ASD focuses on two core domains: social communication impairment and restricted interests/repetitive behaviors. The prevalence of ASD has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with current estimates reaching up to 1 in 36 children. Hereditary factors, parental history of psychiatric disorders, pre-term births, and fetal exposure to psychotropic drugs or insecticides have all been linked to higher risk of ASD...
May 12, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760952/downregulation-of-the-psychiatric-susceptibility-gene-cacna1c-promotes-mitochondrial-resilience-to-oxidative-stress-in-neuronal-cells
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Susanne Michels, Goutham K Ganjam, Helena Martins, Gerhard M Schratt, Markus Wöhr, Rainer K W Schwarting, Carsten Culmsee
Affective disorders such as major depression and bipolar disorder are among the most prevalent forms of mental illness and their etiologies involve complex interactions between genetic and environmental risk factors. Over the past ten years, several genome wide association studies (GWAS) have identified CACNA1C as one of the strongest genetic risk factors for the development of affective disorders. However, its role in disease pathogenesis is still largely unknown. Vulnerability to affective disorders also involves diverse environmental risk factors such as perinatal insults, childhood maltreatment, and other adverse pathophysiological or psychosocial life events...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760858/occult-suicidality-and-psychiatric-disease-among-emergency-department-patients-with-low-acuity-chief-complaints
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Stephen M McBride, Valerie A Braz, Christopher W Jones
Introduction: Patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) are often screened for suicidality, even when their chief complaint does not involve mental health concerns. Patient receptiveness to ED-based mental health screening and intervention is unknown, particularly among patients with low-acuity chief complaints, who often prioritize rapid evaluation and discharge. Methods: This cross-sectional study included adults with low-acuity chief complaints presenting to an urban, academic ED in the Northeastern United States during daytime and evening hours, from 2015 to 2016...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760528/lrrtm4-c538y-novel-gene-mutation-is-associated-with-hereditary-macular-degeneration-with-novel-dysfunction-of-on-type-bipolar-cells
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Yuichi Kawamura, Akiko Suga, Takuro Fujimaki, Kazutoshi Yoshitake, Kazushige Tsunoda, Akira Murakami, Takeshi Iwata
The macula is a unique structure in higher primates, where cone and rod photoreceptors show highest density in the fovea and the surrounding area, respectively. The hereditary macular dystrophies represent a heterozygous group of rare disorders characterized by central visual loss and atrophy of the macula and surrounding retina. Here we report an atypical absence of ON-type bipolar cell response in a Japanese patient with autosomal dominant macular dystrophy (adMD). To identify a causal genetic mutation for the adMD, we performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) on four affected and four-non affected members of the family for three generations, and identified a novel p...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759891/the-putative-role-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-the-pathophysiology-of-sleep-dysfunction-across-neuropsychiatric-disorders-focus-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-bipolar-disorder-and-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Gerwyn Morris, Brendon Stubbs, Cristiano A Köhler, Ken Walder, Anastasiya Slyepchenko, Michael Berk, André F Carvalho
Sleep and circadian abnormalities are prevalent and burdensome manifestations of diverse neuro-immune diseases, and may aggravate the course of several neuropsychiatric disorders. The underlying pathophysiology of sleep abnormalities across neuropsychiatric disorders remains unclear, and may involve the inter-play of several clinical variables and mechanistic pathways. In this review, we propose a heuristic framework in which reciprocal interactions of immune, oxidative and nitrosative stress, and mitochondrial pathways may drive sleep abnormalities across potentially neuroprogressive disorders...
April 4, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758944/the-conundrum-of-gsk3-inhibitors-is-it-the-dawn-of-a-new-beginning
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Ratan V Bhat, Ulf Andersson, Shalini Andersson, Laurent Knerr, Udo Bauer, Anna Sundgren Andersson
Spanning over three decades of extensive drug discovery research, the efforts to develop a potent and selective GSK3 inhibitor as a therapeutic for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease (AD), bipolar disorders and cancer have been futile. Since its initial discovery in 1980 and subsequent decades of research, one cannot underscore the importance of the target and the promise of a game changing disease modifier. Several pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, and academic institutions raged in a quest to unravel the biology and discover potent and selective GSK3 inhibitors, some of which went through clinical trials...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754863/relationships-of-anxiety-and-depression-with-cardiovascular-health-in-youth-with-normal-weight-to-severe-obesity
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Amy C Gross, Alexander M Kaizer, Justin R Ryder, Claudia K Fox, Kyle D Rudser, Donald R Dengel, Aaron S Kelly
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationships of depression and anxiety symptoms with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and measures of vascular health in youth. Major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder are considered CVD risk factors in youth. STUDY DESIGN: Participants (n = 202) were 8- to 18-year-olds from a cross-sectional study evaluating cardiovascular health across a wide range of body mass index values (normal weight to severe obesity). CVD risk measurement included blood pressure, fasting lipids, glucose, insulin, carotid artery intima-media thickness, compliance and distensibility, brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, carotid-radial artery pulse wave velocity, body fat percentage, and a metabolic syndrome cluster score...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754705/inflammatory-markers-in-the-staging-of-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Oscar Mauricio Castaño-Ramírez, Juan C Sepúlveda-Arias, Kelly Duica, Ana M Díaz Zuluaga, Cristian Vargas, Carlos López-Jaramillo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that inflammatory molecules play an important role in the pathophysiology of Bipolar Disorder (BD). The evidence suggests that BD may present a progressive course. Therefore there are theories that postulate the relationship between progression and stages of the disease with distinct peripheral biomarkers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to carry out a systematic review of the literature of studies about the association between peripheral inflammatory markers and clinical variables related with staging in BD patients...
April 2018: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751756/prevalence-of-asthma-among-the-adult-general-population-of-five-middle-eastern-countries-results-of-the-snapshot-program
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Hesham Tarraf, Omur Aydin, Dilsad Mungan, Mohammad Albader, Bassam Mahboub, Adam Doble, Aaicha Lahlou, Luqman Tariq, Fayaz Aziz, Abdelkader El Hasnaoui
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common chronic respiratory disease leading to morbidity, mortality and impaired quality of life worldwide. Information on asthma prevalence in the Middle East is fragmented and relatively out-dated. The SNAPSHOT program was conducted to obtain updated information. METHODS: SNAPSHOT is a cross-sectional epidemiological program carried out in five Middle Eastern countries (Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, the latter three grouped into a Gulf cluster) to collect data on asthma, allergic rhinitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and bipolar disorder...
May 11, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748770/a-systematic-review-of-associations-between-functional-mri-activity-and-polygenic-risk-for-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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REVIEW
Zalina Dezhina, Siri Ranlund, Marinos Kyriakopoulos, Steve C R Williams, Danai Dima
Genetic factors account for up to 80% of the liability for schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD). Genome-wide association studies have successfully identified several genes associated with increased risk for both disorders. This has allowed researchers to model the aggregate effect of genes associated with disease status and create a polygenic risk score (PGRS) for each individual. The interest in imaging genetics using PGRS has grown in recent years, with several studies now published. We have conducted a systematic review to examine the effects of PGRS of SCZ, BD and cross psychiatric disorders on brain function and connectivity using fMRI data...
May 10, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746899/ncs-1-is-a-regulator-of-calcium-signaling-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Göran R Boeckel, Barbara E Ehrlich
Neuronal Calcium Sensor-1 (NCS-1) is a highly conserved calcium binding protein which contributes to the maintenance of intracellular calcium homeostasis and regulation of calcium-dependent signaling pathways. It is involved in a variety of physiological cell functions, including exocytosis, regulation of calcium permeable channels, neuroplasticity and response to neuronal damage. Over the past 30 years, continuing investigation of cellular functions of NCS-1 and associated disease states have highlighted its function in the pathophysiology of several disorders and as a therapeutic target...
May 7, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743478/transcriptome-analysis-in-whole-blood-reveals-increased-microbial-diversity-in-schizophrenia
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Loes M Olde Loohuis, Serghei Mangul, Anil P S Ori, Guillaume Jospin, David Koslicki, Harry Taegyun Yang, Timothy Wu, Marco P Boks, Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, Martina Wiedau-Pazos, Rita M Cantor, Willem M de Vos, René S Kahn, Eleazar Eskin, Roel A Ophoff
The role of the human microbiome in health and disease is increasingly appreciated. We studied the composition of microbial communities present in blood across 192 individuals, including healthy controls and patients with three disorders affecting the brain: schizophrenia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and bipolar disorder. By using high-quality unmapped RNA sequencing reads as candidate microbial reads, we performed profiling of microbial transcripts detected in whole blood. We were able to detect a wide range of bacterial and archaeal phyla in blood...
May 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742979/electrical-stimulation-of-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-to-treat-gastroesophageal-reflux-after-poem
#20
Erwin Rieder, Matthias Paireder, Ivan Kristo, Katrin Schwameis, Sebastian F Schoppmann
As per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is not followed by any anti-reflux procedure, a common concern is the risk of postoperative gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES-EST) could be an option for post-POEM GERD. A 68-year old male obese patient underwent successful POEM but developed GERD not responsive to proton pump inhibitors. Consecutively, the patient had implanted an electrical LES stimulation device, consisting of bipolar LES-electrodes connected to a subcutaneous pulse generator...
May 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
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