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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636576/vitamin-d-levels-and-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphism-in-major-depression
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Merve Şahin Can, Hayriye Baykan, Özgür Baykan, Nevin Erensoy, Tunay Karlıdere
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate vitamin D levels and rs2228570 (FokI) polymorphism of vitamin D in patients with established diagnosis of major depressive disorder in order to investigate the impact of vitamin D levels and genetic polymorphisms on etiology and/or severity of the disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study included 86 patients who were diagnosed with major depressive disorder in Hospital of Balıkesir University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and 89 healthy volunteers with similar age, sex, education level and BMI...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636572/mood-symptoms-in-stabilized-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-bipolar-type-with-predominant-psychotic-features
#2
Konstantinos N Fountoulakis, Dina Popovic, Mariela Mosheva, Melina Siamouli, Katerina Moutou, Xenia Gonda
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) are traditionally distinguished on the basis of progressive deterioration and long-term outcome, but a more dimensional approach is warranted. There are limited data on the occurrence of manic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. The aim of the current study was to search for patterns in the clinical symptomatology, which may suggest the presence of one or several mood disorders under the label of schizophrenia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Hundred-seventy-five patients diagnosed with schizophrenia according to DSM-5 were included in the study...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636571/schizophrenia-and-bipolar-affective-disorder-a-dimensional-approach
#3
Demet Sağlam Aykut, Filiz Civil Arslan, Evrim Özkorumak, Ahmet Tiryaki
AIM: Schizophrenia (SCH) and bipolar affective disorder (BAD) are currently classified separately according to the DSM (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) standardized diagnostic guidelines. However, the validity of this categorical approach is controversial because psychotic symptoms may be observed in both diagnoses. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and social characteristics in a sample group consisting of patients diagnosed with SCH or BAD to help demonstrate the basic difficulty in the current classification of SCH and BAD as two etiologically distinct diseases...
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635556/executive-control-in-schizophrenia-a-preliminary-study-on-the-moderating-role-of-comt-val158met-for-comorbid-alcohol-and-substance-use-disorders
#4
Giuseppe Carrà, Gabriella Nicolini, Cristina Crocamo, Annamaria Lax, Francesca Amidani, Francesco Bartoli, Filippo Castellano, Alessia Chiorazzi, Giulia Gamba, Costanza Papagno, Massimo Clerici
BACKGROUND: A functional polymorphism in the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene (Val158Met) appears to influence cognition in people with alcohol/substance use disorders (AUD/SUD) and in those with psychosis. METHODS: To explore the potential moderating effect of these factors, a cross-sectional study was conducted, randomly recruiting subjects with DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia. AUD/SUD was rigorously assessed, as well as COMT Val158Met polymorphism. Executive control functioning was measured using the Intra-Extra Dimensional Set Shift (IED)...
February 14, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635437/assessment-of-diagnostic-information-and-quality-of-working-alliance-with-clients-diagnosed-with-personality-disorders-during-the-mental-health-intake
#5
Ora Nakash, Maayan Nagar
BACKGROUND: A primary purpose of diagnostic systems is to improve care, yet, little is known about how providers use it routine clinical care. AIMS: We investigated specific DSM-IV personality disorders (PDs) diagnostic information therapists collected during intake visits and the association between a therapist PD diagnosis and clients' and therapists' reports of the quality of working alliance during the intake. METHOD: A total of 122 intakes (n = 34, 27...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633060/childhood-adversity-and-cognitive-functioning-in-patients-with-major-depression
#6
Katharina Dannehl, Winfried Rief, Frank Euteneuer
OBJECTIVE: Major depression is often accompanied by deficits in cognitive functioning and lowered executive functions. However, not all depressed patients show impairments in these domains. The aim of this study was to examine whether different kinds of childhood adversity might account for cognitive deficits in patients with major depression. METHODS: Ninety-one patients with major depression (DSM-IV) and 40 healthy controls completed a neuropsychological test battery assessing memory, processing speed and executive functions...
June 17, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632428/clinical-and-socio-demographic-correlates-of-anxious-distress-in-asian-outpatients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Narong Maneeton, Sirijit Suttajit, Benchalak Maneeton, Surinporn Likhitsathian, Kanokkwan Eurviyanukul, Pichet Udomratn, Edwin Shih-Yen Chan, Tian-Mei Si, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman, Chia-Hui Chen, Dianne Bautista, Manit Srisurapanont
BACKGROUND: Anxious distress in major depressive disorder (MDD) is common and associated with poor outcomes and management difficulties. AIMS: This post hoc analysis aimed to examine the socio-demographic and clinical correlates of anxiety distress in Asian outpatients with MDD. METHODS: Instead of two out of five specifiers defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version-5, anxious distress defined in this study was operationalized as the presence of at least two out of four proxy items drawn from the 90-item Symptom Checklist, Revised (SCL-90-R)...
June 20, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632345/multiple-traumatic-experiences-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-offending-behaviour-in-female-prisoners
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Thanos Karatzias, Kevin Power, Caroline Woolston, Prathima Apurva, Amelie Begley, Carol Quinn, Sally Jowett, Ruth Howard, Allister Purdie
BACKGROUND: Although it is well established that prisoners commonly have histories of childhood trauma, little is known about mediators between exposure to trauma and criminal behaviour. HYPOTHESES: We hypothesised that the experience of trauma in adulthood, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotional dysregulation would mediate the relationship between childhood traumatic events and later criminal behaviour. METHODS: Eighty-nine female prisoners were interviewed using standardised scales, in a cross-sectional study design...
June 20, 2017: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632119/alkaliphilus-namsaraevii-sp-nov-an-alkaliphilic-iron-and-sulfur-reducing-bacterium-isolated-from-a-steppe-soda-lake
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Anastasiya Zakharyuk, Lyudmila Kozyreva, Elena Ariskina, Olga Troshina, Dmitry Kopitsyn, Viktoria Shcherbakova
A novel alkaliphilic spore-forming bacterium was isolated from the benthic sediments of the highly mineralized steppe Lake Khilganta (Transbaikal Region, Russia). Cells of the strain, designated Х-07-2T, were straight to slightly curved rods, Gram-stain-positive and motile. Strain Х-07-2T grew in the pH range from 7.0 to 10.7 (optimum pH 9.6-10.3). Growth was observed at 25-47 °C (optimum 30 °C) and at an NaCl concentration from 5 to 150 g l-1 with an optimum at 40 g l-1. Strain Х-07-2T was a chemo-organoheterotroph able to reduce amorphous ferric hydroxide, Fe(III) citrate and elemental sulfur in the presence of yeast extract as the electron donor...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632117/saccharopolyspora-spongiae-sp-nov-a-novel-actinomycete-isolated-from-the-marine-sponge-scopalina-ruetzleri-wiedenmayer-1977
#10
Danilo Tosta Souza, Fábio Sérgio Paulino da Silva, Leonardo José da Silva, Eduardo José Crevelin, Luiz Alberto Beraldo Moraes, Tiago Domingues Zucchi, Itamar Soares Melo
A novel marine actinomycete, designated strain CMAA 1452T, was isolated from the sponge Scopalina ruetzleri collected from Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago, in Brazil, and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic investigation. The organism formed a distinct phyletic line in the Saccharopolyspora 16S rRNA gene tree and had chemotaxonomic and morphological properties consistent with its classification in this genus. It was found to be closely related to Saccharopolyspora dendranthemae KLBMP 1305T (99.5% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity) and shared similarities of 99...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632115/flaviaesturariibacter-luteus-sp-nov-isolated-from-an-agricultural-floodplain-soil-and-emended-description-of-the-genus-flaviaesturariibacter
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Javier Pascual, Bärbel U Foesel, Alicia Geppert, Katharina J Huber, Jörg Overmann
A novel slow-growing bacterial strain designated as AW305T was isolated from an agricultural floodplain soil located in Mashare, Kavango region, Namibia. Cells stained Gram-negative, were non-motile, non-spore-forming, coccoid to rod-shaped and did not form a capsule. Colonies were yellow-pigmented, but flexirubin-type pigments were not detected. AW305T had an aerobic chemo-organoheterotrophic metabolism, using a narrow spectrum of carbon sources for growth, with preference for complex protein substrates, organic acids and amino acids...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632113/paracandidimonas-soli-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-soil
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Peter Kämpfer, Hans-Jürgen Busse, John A McInroy, Stefanie P Glaeser
A slightly yellow-pigmented, Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, strain IMT-305T, was isolated from soil in Alabama, USA. Phylogenetic analysis based on the nearly full-length 16S rRNA gene sequence placed the strain in between the genera Pusillimonas, Parapusillimonas and Candidimonas with highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to the type strain of Parapusillimonas granuli (97.5 %) and Candidimonas nitroreducens (97.4 %). The genomic G+C content of strain IMT-305T was 63.9 mol%. The main cellular fatty acids were C18:1ω7c, C17:0 cyclo, C16:0 and C16:1ω7c/iso-C15:0 2-OH (detected as summed feature 3)...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631974/personality-disorders-are-not-as-we-thought-hierarchical-factor-structure-at-the-criterion-level
#13
Ana Muñoz-Champel, Fernando Gutiérrez, Josep M Peri, Rafael Torrubia
The use of personality disorder (PD) categories persists, despite the evidence against them. An often overlooked reason for this is the fact that the true structure underlying the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) taxonomy is still unknown: We cannot be certain which disorders are valid, and which ones are arbitrary mixtures of heterogeneous traits. To address this gap, we factor analyzed the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ-4+; Hyler, 1994 ) at the criterion level in a mixed clinical and nonclinical sample of 2,519 individuals...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631584/clinical-characterization-of-italian-suicide-attempters-with-bipolar-disorder
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Bernardo Dell'Osso, Matteo Vismara, Cristina Dobrea, Laura Cremaschi, Benedetta Grancini, Chiara Arici, Beatrice Benatti, Massimiliano Buoli, Terence A Ketter, A Carlo Altamura
Introduction Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic, highly disabling condition associated with psychiatric/medical comorbidity and substantive morbidity, mortality, and suicide risks. In prior reports, varying parameters have been associated with suicide risk. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate sociodemographic and clinical variables characterizing Italian individuals with BD with versus without prior suicide attempt (PSA). METHODS: A sample of 362 Italian patients categorized as BD according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM IV-TR) was assessed and divided in 2 subgroups: with and without PSA...
June 20, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631527/buprenorphine-naloxone-versus-methadone-and-lofexidine-in-community-stabilisation-and-detoxification-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-low-dose-short-term-opiate-dependent-individuals
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Fergus D Law, Alison M Diaper, Jan K Melichar, Simon Coulton, David J Nutt, Judy S Myles
Buprenorphine/naloxone, methadone and lofexidine are medications with utility in the treatment of opiate withdrawal. We report the first randomised controlled trial to compare the effects of these two medications on withdrawal symptoms and outcome during opiate induction/stabilisation and detoxification. A double-blind randomised controlled trial was conducted in an outpatient satellite clinic of a specialist drug service. Eighty opiate dependent individuals meeting DSM-IV criteria for opiate dependence, using ⩽ ½ g heroin smoked/chased or ¼ g heroin injected or ⩽ 30mg methadone, with ⩽ 3 years of opioid dependency, underwent a short-term opiate treatment programme involving induction/stabilisation on methadone 30mg or buprenorphine/naloxone 4mg/1mg, followed by detoxification (where the methadone group was assisted by lofexidine)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629509/actinomyces-vulturis-sp-nov-isolated-from-gyps-himalayensis
#16
Xiangli Meng, Shan Lu, Yiting Wang, Xin-He Lai, Yumeng Wen, Dong Jin, Jing Yang, Xiangning Bai, Gui Zhang, Ji Pu, Riuting Lan, Jianguo Xu
Two strains of Gram-stain-positive, facultatively anaerobic, non-spore-forming short rods (VUL7T and VUL8) were isolated from rectal swabs of Old World vultures, namely Gyps himalayensis, in Tibet-Qinghai Plateau, China. Optimal growth occurred at 37 °C, pH 6-7, with 1 % (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences classified the two strains to the genus Actinomyces, with highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (95 %) to type strains of Actinomyces haliotis, Actinomyces radicidentis and Actinomyces urogenitalis...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629506/actinomyces-liubingyangii-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-vulture-gypaetus-barbatus
#17
Xiangli Meng, Shan Lu, Xin-He Lai, Yiting Wang, Yumeng Wen, Dong Jin, Jing Yang, Jianguo Xu
Two strains (VUL4_1T and VUL4_2) of Gram-staining-positive, catalase-negative, non-spore-forming short rods were isolated from rectal swabs of Old World vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) in the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau, China. Analysis of morphological characteristics and biochemical tests indicated that the two strains closely resembled each other but were distinct from other species of the genus Actinomyces previously described. Based on the results of 16S rRNA gene sequence comparison and genome analysis, strains were determined to be members of the genus Actinomyces, closely related to the type strains of Actinomyces marimammalium (96...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629505/micromonospora-fulva-sp-nov-isolated-from-forest-soil
#18
Hyo-Jin Lee, Kyung-Sook Whang
A novel actinobacterium, designated strain UDF-1T, was isolated from forest soil in Chungnam, South Korea, and its taxonomic position was investigated using a polyphasic approach. Strain UDF-1T formed a branched brownish-orange substrate mycelium with spherical or oval spores. No aerial mycelium was formed. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that strain UDF-1T belongs to the genus Micromonospora, showing the highest sequence similarity to Micromonospora palomenae NEAU-CX1T (99.2 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity), 'Micromonospora maoerensis' NEAU-MES19 (99...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629501/mycobacterium-persicum-sp-nov-a-novel-species-closely-related-to-mycobacterium-kansasii-and-mycobacterium-gastri
#19
Abdolrazagh Hashemi Shahraki, Alberto Trovato, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Emanuele Borroni, Parvin Heidarieh, Mohamad Hashemzadeh, Narges Shahbazi, Daniela M Cirillo, Enrico Tortoli
Four strains isolated in Iran from pulmonary specimens of unrelated patients are proposed as representative of a novel Mycobacterium species. Similarity, at the phenotypic level, with Mycobacterium kansasii is remarkable with the photochromogenic yellow pigmentation of the colonies being the salient feature. They differ, however, genotypically from this species and present unique sequences in 16S rRNA, hsp65 and rpoB genes. The average nucleotide identity and the genome-to-genome distance fully support the status of an independent species...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629498/rodentibacter-gen-nov-including-rodentibacter-pneumotropicus-comb-nov-rodentibacter-heylii-sp-nov-rodentibacter-myodis-sp-nov-rodentibacter-ratti-sp-nov-rodentibacter-heidelbergensis-sp-nov-rodentibacter-trehalosifermentans-sp-nov-rodentibacter-rarus-sp-nov
#20
Sadhana Adhikary, Werner Nicklas, Magne Bisgaard, Ron Boot, Peter Kuhnert, Torsten Waberschek, Bent Aalbæk, Bozena Korczak, Henrik Christensen
Rodentibacter gen. nov. is proposed based on isolation and phenotypic characterization of strains, predominantly from rodents. The strains showed 86 % or higher rpoB gene sequence similarity and indicated a genus-level relationship within Pasteurellaceae. The strains compared at 16S rRNA gene sequence level showed 93.8 % or higher similarity, and their genus-level relationship within Pasteurellaceae was confirmed by phenotypic analysis. The type species Rodentibacter pneumotropicus comb. nov. is reclassified from [Pasteurella] pneumotropica with type strain NCTC 8141T (=CCUG 12398T)...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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