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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639594/viral-aetiology-of-wheezing-in-children-under-five
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Prithi Sureka Mummidi, Radha Tripathy, Bhagirathi Dwibedi, Amarendra Mahapatra, Suryakanta Baraha
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Wheezing is a common problem in children under five with acute respiratory infections (ARIs). Viruses are known to be responsible for a considerable proportion of ARIs in children. This study was undertaken to know the viral aetiology of wheezing among the children less than five years of age, admitted to a tertiary care hospital in eastern India. METHODS: Seventy five children, under the age of five years admitted with wheezing, were included in the study...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634153/beyond-basic-feedback-in-mobile-brief-interventions-designing-sms-message-content-for-delivery-to-young-adults-during-risky-drinking-events
#2
Cassandra J C Wright, Paul M Dietze, Megan S C Lim
BACKGROUND: Brief interventions can reduce alcohol consumption in young people through screening and delivery of personally relevant feedback. Recently, Web and mobile platforms have been harnessed to increase the reach of brief interventions. Existing literature on mobile-based alcohol brief interventions indicates mixed use of theory in developing interventions. There is no research available to guide the development of SMS text messaging (short message service, SMS) interventions delivered during risky drinking events...
June 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627912/cognitive-behavioral-versus-psychodynamic-therapy-for-major-depression-secondary-outcomes-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ellen Driessen, Henricus L Van, Jaap Peen, Frank J Don, Jos W R Twisk, Pim Cuijpers, Jack J M Dekker
OBJECTIVE: In a randomized clinical trial, we compared the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy for adult outpatient depression on measures of psychopathology, interpersonal functioning, pain, and quality of life. METHOD: There were 341 Dutch adults (70.1% female, mean age = 38.9, SD = 10.3) meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for a major depressive episode and with a Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) score ≥14, who were randomized to 16 sessions of individual manualized CBT or short-term psychodynamic supportive psychotherapy...
July 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627776/the-comt-val-108-158-met-genetic-polymorphism-can-not-be-recommended-as-a-biomarker-of-prediction-of-venlafaxine-efficacy-in-patients-treated-in-psychiatric-settings
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Adela Taranu, Khalil El Asmar, Romain Colle, Florian Ferreri, Mircea Polosan, Denis David, Laurent Becquemont, Emmanuelle Corruble, Céline Verstuyft
The antidepressant venlafaxine is known to increase the turn-over of cerebral monoamines, which are catabolized by the cathecol-O-methyltransferase (COMT). The COMT (Val108/158Met, rs4680) genetic polymorphism affects the cerebral COMT activity. But whether this genetic polymorphism is associated with response to venlafaxine remains unclear. We assessed the impact of the COMT Val(108/158)Met, rs4680 genetic polymorphism on the efficacy of venlafaxine in depressed patients. This study was nested in the METADAP cohort, a real-world naturalistic treatment study in psychiatric settings...
June 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627486/the-association-between-detected-drug-resistance-mutations-and-cd4-t-cell-decline-in-hiv-positive-individuals-maintained-on-a-failing-treatment-regimen
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Anna Schultze, Roger Paredes, Caroline Sabin, Andrew N Phillips, Deenan Pillay, Nicola Mackie, Antonella Castagna, David Chadwick, Karolin Falconer, Anna Maria Geretti, Frank A Post, Teresa Hill, Ole Kirk, Anton Pozniak, Mark Nelson, Anna Tostevin, David Dunn, Jens Lundgren, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri
BACKGROUND: To analyse the effect of drug resistance mutations (DRM) on CD4 cell trends in HIV-positive people maintained on virologically failing antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: Individuals from two large cohorts experiencing virological failure (VF) while maintained on ART with >1 CD4 count and >1 resistance test were included. CD4 cell slopes were estimated using linear mixed models. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to assess the effect of clusters of mutations, defined using extracted component based scores from the PCA, on CD4 cell decline...
June 19, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626902/haemophilus-influenzae-oral-vaccination-for-preventing-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-bronchitis-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Edward Teo, Kathleen Lockhart, Sai Navya Purchuri, Jennifer Pushparajah, Allan W Cripps, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are serious conditions in which patients are predisposed to viral and bacterial infections resulting in potentially fatal acute exacerbations. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is defined as a lung disease characterised by obstruction to lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing. Antibiotic therapy has not been particularly useful in eradicating bacteria such as non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) because they are naturally occurring flora of the upper respiratory tract in many people...
June 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624757/implementation-of-a-disability-management-policy-in-a-large-healthcare-employer-a-quasi-experimental-mixed-methods-evaluation
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Cameron A Mustard, Kathryn Skivington, Morgan Lay, Marni Lifshen, Jacob Etches, Andrea Chambers
OBJECTIVE: This study describes the process and outcomes of the implementation of a strengthened disability management policy in a large Canadian healthcare employer. Key elements of the strengthened policy included an emphasis on early contact, the training of supervisors and the integration of union representatives in return-to-work (RTW) planning. DESIGN: The study applied mixed methods, combining a process evaluation within the employer and a quasi-experimental outcome evaluation between employers for a 3-year period prior to and following policy implementation in January 2012...
June 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621461/the-use-of-eptifibatide-alone-or-in-combination-with-heparin-or-argatroban-for-suspected-thrombosis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Abbas Bitar, Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, Andrew Lenneman, Emma Birks, Todd Massey, Mark Slaughter, Dmitry Abramov
Pump thrombosis and hemolysis in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Intensification of anticoagulation has been suggested as potential therapy, with mixed results. The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of adding eptifibatide with or without an anticoagulation agent in managing patients with LVAD presenting with hemolysis and suspected pump thrombosis. This retrospective single center study included all patients who presented with their first episode of suspected pump thrombosis and were treated with eptifibatide with or without an anticoagulant between March 1, 2011 and July 30, 2015...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617690/short-and-long-term-cognitive-outcomes-in-patients-with-major-depression-treated-with-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Megha M Vasavada, Amber M Leaver, Stephanie Njau, Shantanu H Joshi, Linda Ercoli, Gerhard Hellemann, Katherine L Narr, Randall Espinoza
OBJECTIVES: The risk of cognitive impairment is a concern for patients with major depressive disorder receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Here, we evaluate the acute, short-term and long-term effects of ECT on tests of processing speed, executive function, memory, and attention. METHODS: Forty-four patients with major depressive disorder receiving ECT (61% right unilateral, 39% mixed right unilateral-bitemporal, left unilateral, and/or bitemporal lead placement) underwent a cognitive battery prior to ECT (T1), after 2 sessions (T2), and at the end of the index (T3)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612977/characteristics-of-depression-among-offspring-at-high-and-low-familial-risk-of-bipolar-disorder
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Rasim Somer Diler, Tina R Goldstein, Danella Hafeman, Brian Thomas Rooks, Dara Sakolsky, Benjamin I Goldstein, Kelly Monk, Mary Beth Hickey, David Axelson, Satish Iyengar, Boris Birmaher
OBJECTIVES: Having a parent with bipolar disorder (BP) is a very strong risk factor for developing BP. Similarly, depression among youth is a clinical risk factor for subsequent BP. We evaluated whether mood symptomatology in depressed youth is different between those at high and low familial risk to develop BP. METHODS: The most severe major depressive episode in BP offspring (N=61) and community control offspring (N=20) was evaluated using expanded depression and mania rating scales derived from the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for Children Present Version...
June 14, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607789/unilateral-enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome-and-bilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops
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Massimo Ralli, Giuseppe Nola, Luca Sparvoli, Giovanni Ralli
Enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) syndrome is a common congenital inner ear malformation characterized by a vestibular aqueduct with a diameter larger than 1.5 mm, mixed or sensorineural hearing loss that ranges from mild to profound, and vestibular disorders that may be present with a range from mild imbalance to episodic objective vertigo. In our study, we present the case of a patient with unilateral enlarged vestibular aqueduct and bilateral endolymphatic hydrops (EH). EH was confirmed through anamnestic history and audiological exams; EVA was diagnosed using high-resolution CT scans and MRI images...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605626/factor-structure-of-the-brief-psychiatric-rating-scale-expanded-bprs-e-in-a-large-hospitalized-sample
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Alan Shafer, Federico Dazzi, Joseph Ventura
Meta-analytically derived models of the BPRS-E factor structure were tested on a large (n = 33,903) hospitalized sample using confirmatory factor analysis. A modified four factor model (Positive symptoms, Negative symptoms, Affect, and Activation) containing 12 core BPRS-E symptoms based on the meta-analytic models had excellent model fit. An additional five factor, 15 core symptom model, which added a Disorganization factor consistent with the pentagonal model of schizophrenic symptoms also had support with generally good fit...
October 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605109/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-and-risperidone-controlled-study-on-valnoctamide-for-acute-mania
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Mark Weiser, Linda Levi, Stephen Z Levine, Meir Bialer, Tawfeeq Shekh-Ahmad, Valentin Matei, Alexandru Tiugan, Diana Cirjaliu, Cristinel Sava, Eugenia Sinita, Daisy Zamora, John M Davis
OBJECTIVES: Mood stabilizers administered for bipolar disorder during pregnancy, such as valproic acid, can increase the risk of congenital anomalies in offspring. Valnoctamide is a valproic acid derivative associated with a decreased risk for congenital abnormalities in animals. The present study evaluated the efficacy and safety of valnoctamide monotherapy, compared to placebo, in the treatment of patients in an acute manic episode. METHODS: A 3-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo- and risperidone-controlled, parallel group trial was conducted on 173 patients in an acute manic episode...
June 12, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604058/incongruence-of-subjective-memory-impairment-ratings-and-the-experience-of-memory-problems-in-older-adults-without-dementia-a-mixed-methods-study
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Nikki Hill, Jacqueline Mogle, Lisa Kitko, Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, Rachel Wion, Erin Kitt-Lewis, Ann Kolanowski
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe the experiences of older adults living with subjective memory impairment (SMI) and examine the extent to which SMI severity was associated with impact of SMI on daily life. METHOD: A mixed methods convergent design was utilized. Participants with SMI (n = 19, mean age 80.7 years) were recruited from community settings. Semi-structured interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis; these findings were integrated with descriptive statistics from questionnaire and cognitive status data...
June 12, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595749/negative-emotional-verbal-memory-biases-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-late-onset-depression
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Linda Mah, Nicole D Anderson, Nicolaas Paul L G Verhoeff, Bruce G Pollock
OBJECTIVE: Early and preferential targeting of limbic structures by Alzheimer disease (AD)-related pathology suggests emotion dysregulation may serve as a marker of AD risk. We studied emotional verbal memory in two groups at risk for AD, amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and late-onset depression (LOD), to test the hypothesis that aMCI and LOD would be characterized by a negative bias in emotional memory, whereas cognitively normal (CN) adults would show the "positivity effect" associated with healthy aging...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588956/gender-disparities-in-the-experience-effects-and-reporting-of-electronic-aggression-among-secondary-school-students-in-nigeria
#16
Adesola O Olumide, Emmanuel Adebayo, Babatunde Oluwagbayela
BACKGROUND: Electronic aggression is the use of electronic communication technologies to harass others. It is a problem among adolescents and young people worldwide. There is a dearth of information on this problem in developing countries in spite of the increasing use of electronic media technology in these countries. OBJECTIVE: To explore gender differences in the prevalence, effects and reporting of electronic aggression among secondary school students in Oyo state, Nigeria...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586918/effect-of-nebulized-hypertonic-saline-treatment-in-emergency-departments-on-the-hospitalization-rate-for-acute-bronchiolitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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François Angoulvant, Xavier Bellêttre, Karen Milcent, Jean-Paul Teglas, Isabelle Claudet, Christèle Gras Le Guen, Loïc de Pontual, Philippe Minodier, François Dubos, Jacques Brouard, Valérie Soussan-Banini, Vanessa Degas-Bussiere, Amélie Gatin, Cyril Schweitzer, Ralph Epaud, Amélie Ryckewaert, Pierrick Cros, Yves Marot, Philippe Flahaut, Pascal Saunier, Philippe Babe, Géraldine Patteau, Mathilde Delebarre, Luigi Titomanlio, Bénédicte Vrignaud, Thanh-Van Trieu, Abdelilah Tahir, Delphine Regnard, Pascale Micheau, Oussama Charara, Simon Henry, Dominique Ploin, Henri Panjo, Astrid Vabret, Jean Bouyer, Vincent Gajdos
Importance: Acute bronchiolitis is the leading cause of hospitalization among infants. Previous studies, underpowered to examine hospital admission, have found a limited benefit of nebulized hypertonic saline (HS) treatment in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Objective: To examine whether HS nebulization treatment would decrease the hospital admission rate among infants with a first episode of acute bronchiolitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Efficacy of 3% Hypertonic Saline in Acute Viral Bronchiolitis (GUERANDE) study was a multicenter, double-blind randomized clinical trial on 2 parallel groups conducted during 2 bronchiolitis seasons (October through March) from October 15, 2012, through April 15, 2014, at 24 French pediatric EDs...
June 5, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586543/acute-fatigue-predicts-sickness-absence-in-the-workplace-a-1-year-retrospective-cohort-study-in-pediatric-nurses
#18
Knar Sagherian, George J Unick, Shijun Zhu, Debra Derickson, Pamela S Hinds, Jeanne Geiger-Brown
AIMS: To examine the relationship between fatigue and sickness absence in nurses from a pediatric hospital over 12 months of follow-up. A secondary aim was to identify other work and personal factors that predict sickness absence. BACKGROUND: Sickness absence is often related to worker-fatigue, yet few studies have explored this relationship in nurses despite documented high fatigue levels. DESIGN: The study used retrospective cohort design...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585557/pharmacodynamics-and-effectiveness-of-topical-nitroglycerin-at-lowering-blood-pressure-during-autonomic-dysreflexia
#19
R Solinsky, A E Bunnell, T A Linsenmeyer, J N Svircev, A Engle, S P Burns
STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of prospectively collected observational data assessing the safety of an autonomic dysreflexia (AD) management protocol. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the time to onset of action, time to full clinical effect (sustained systolic blood pressure (SBP) <160 mm Hg) and effectiveness of nitroglycerin ointment at lowering blood pressure for patients with spinal cord injuries experiencing AD. SETTING: US Veterans Affairs inpatient spinal cord injury (SCI) unit...
June 6, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581538/from-traumatic-events-and-dissociation-to-body-image-and-depression-symptoms-in-search-of-self-destruction-syndrome-in-adolescents-who-engage-in-nonsuicidal-self-injury
#20
Wioletta Radziwiłłowicz, Magdalena Lewandowska
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze relationships between the variables: severity of depression symptoms, feelings towards one's own body, dissociation, the number and type of traumatic life events experienced by adolescents who engage in deliberate self-injury and are psychiatrically hospitalized. METHODS: We examined 60 patients aged 13-17 (M = 15.48, SD = 1.19). More than a half (55%) were diagnosed with a mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct, 23...
April 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
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