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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913408/neurophysiological-mechanisms-of-cortical-plasticity-impairments-in-schizophrenia-and-modulation-by-the-nmda-receptor-agonist-d-serine
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Joshua T Kantrowitz, Michael L Epstein, Odeta Beggel, Stephanie Rohrig, Jonathan M Lehrfeld, Nadine Revheim, Nayla P Lehrfeld, Jacob Reep, Emily Parker, Gail Silipo, Merav Ahissar, Daniel C Javitt
Schizophrenia is associated with deficits in cortical plasticity that affect sensory brain regions and lead to impaired cognitive performance. Here we examined underlying neural mechanisms of auditory plasticity deficits using combined behavioural and neurophysiological assessment, along with neuropharmacological manipulation targeted at the N-methyl-D-aspartate type glutamate receptor (NMDAR). Cortical plasticity was assessed in a cohort of 40 schizophrenia/schizoaffective patients relative to 42 healthy control subjects using a fixed reference tone auditory plasticity task...
December 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910804/sudden-cardiac-death-a-nationwide-cohort-study-among-the-young
#2
Bjarke Risgaard
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a tragic event affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Although several studies have investigated the epidemiology of SCD, these studies may have been affected by reporting and referral biases, which are reflected in the very different incidence rates and causes of deaths that have previously been reported. Among SCD victims aged < 36 years, inherited cardiac diseases are well known to play an important role. However, the extent to which inherited cardiac diseases also play a role in SCD victims aged < 50 years has not been completely described...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897969/satb2-determines-mirna-expression-and-long-term-memory-in-the-adult-central-nervous-system
#3
Clemens Jaitner, Chethan Reddy, Andreas Abentung, Nigel Whittle, Dietmar Rieder, Andrea Delekate, Martin Korte, Gaurav Jain, Andre Fischer, Farahnaz Sananbenesi, Isabella Cera, Nicolas Singewald, Georg Dechant, Galina Apostolova
SATB2 is a risk locus for schizophrenia and encodes a DNA-binding protein that regulates higher-order chromatin configuration. In the adult brain Satb2 is almost exclusively expressed in pyramidal neurons of two brain regions important for memory formation, the cerebral cortex and the CA1-hippocampal field. Here we show that Satb2 is required for key hippocampal functions since deletion of Satb2 from the adult mouse forebrain prevents the stabilization of synaptic long-term potentiation and markedly impairs long-term fear and object discrimination memory...
November 29, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894821/schizophrenia-in-mid-adulthood-after-prenatal-exposure-to-the-chinese-famine-of-1959-1961
#4
Cuntong Wang, Yudong Zhang
Analyzing data from a large-scale, nationally representative sample, this study examines the association between prenatal exposure to the Chinese Famine (1959-1961) and schizophrenia risk in mid-adulthood and its urban/rural-specific and gender-specific patterns. The results showed that the cohort conceived and born during the famine had a higher risk of schizophrenia in mid-adulthood than cohorts conceived and born before or after the famine. In addition, schizophrenia risk was higher for urban residents than for rural residents and higher for females than for males...
November 25, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894241/a-novel-relationship-for-schizophrenia-bipolar-and-major-depressive-disorder-part-6-a-hint-from-chromosome-6-high-density-association-screen
#5
X Chen, F Long, B Cai, X Chen, G Chen
Convergent evidence from genetics, symptomatology and psychopharmacology imply that there are intrinsic connections between schizophrenia (SCZ), bipolar disorder (BPD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), for example, any two or even three of these disorders could co-exist in some families. A total of 56.400 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) on chromosome 6 were genotyped by Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP array 6.0 on 119 SCZ, 253 BPD (type-I), 177 MDD patients and 1000 controls. Associated SNP loci on chromosome 6 were comprehensively revealed and outstanding susceptibility genes were identified including JARID2 (Homo sapiens jumonji, AT rich interactive domain 2) which plays an essential role in embryonic development and neural tube fusion process...
November 28, 2016: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893665/is-it-relevant-to-screen-young-women-hospitalized-in-psychiatric-department-for-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-npsle-a-prospective-study-of-100-psychiatric-inpatients
#6
Alexandra Audemard-Verger, Elizabeth Comby, Clément Nathou, Audrey Sultan, Mathieu Frémont, Aurélie Baldolli, Louis Simon Trumier, Vincent Marzloff, Brigitte Le Mauff, Jennifer Manuzak, Sonia Dollfus, Boris Bienvenu
On the basis that diagnosis of neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) is sometimes difficult and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can present with isolated psychiatric symptoms, we initiated a survey in a psychiatric department to screen for NPSLE in young female inpatients.We prospectively studied consecutive young female patients referred to the department of psychiatry. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and antiextractable soluble nuclear antigens (ENA) in the serum of patients were screened...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891188/associations-between-social-cognition-skills-and-function-and-subclinical-negative-and-positive-symptoms-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
#7
A Vangkilde, J R M Jepsen, H Schmock, C Olesen, S Arnarsdóttir, W F C Baaré, K J Plessen, M Didriksen, H R Siebner, T Werge, L Olsen
BACKGROUND: Identification of the early signs of schizophrenia would be a major achievement for the early intervention and prevention strategies in psychiatry. Social impairments are defining features of schizophrenia. Impairments of individual layers of social competencies are frequently described in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), who have high risk of schizophrenia. It is unclear whether and to what extent social impairments associate with subclinical negative and positive symptoms in 22q11...
2016: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890662/a-genetic-association-study-of-csmd1-and-csmd2-with-cognitive-function
#8
Lavinia Athanasiu, Sudheer Giddaluru, Carla Fernandes, Andrea Ivar Astri J Christoforou Reinvang Lundervold, Lars-Göran Nilsson, Karolina Kauppi, Rolf Adolfsson, Elias Eriksson, Kjetil Sundet, Srdjan Djurovic, Thomas Espeseth, Lars Nyberg, Vidar M Steen, Ole Andreassen, Stephanie Le Hellard
The complement cascade plays a role in synaptic pruning and synaptic plasticity, which seem to be involved in cognitive functions and psychiatric disorders. Genetic variants in the closely related CSMD1 and CSMD2 genes, which are implicated in complement regulation, are associated with schizophrenia. Since patients with schizophrenia often show cognitive impairments, we tested whether variants in CSMD1 and CSMD2 are also associated with cognitive functions per se. We took a discovery-replication approach, using well-characterized Scandinavian cohorts...
November 24, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889384/reduced-superoxide-dismutase-1-sod1-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-early-psychosis-in-association-with-clinical-features
#9
Jennifer M Coughlin, Lindsay N Hayes, Teppei Tanaka, Meifang Xiao, Robert H Yolken, Paul Worley, F Markus Leweke, Akira Sawa
Oxidative stress is implicated in the underlying pathophysiology of psychosis from studies of animal models and of tissues obtained from patients. Superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) is an antioxidant responsible for reducing free radicals. SOD1 levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reportedly correlate with those in brain. We hypothesized that patients in early-stages of psychotic disease may have altered SOD1 in CSF compared to healthy controls. We previously reported in a pilot study that SOD1 levels in CSF of patients with recent onset schizophrenia (SZ) were lower compared to healthy controls...
November 23, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888683/lifetime-antipsychotic-medication-and-cognitive-performance-in-schizophrenia-at-age-43-years-in-a-general-population-birth-cohort
#10
Anja P Husa, Jani Moilanen, Graham K Murray, Riikka Marttila, Marianne Haapea, Irina Rannikko, Jennifer H Barnett, Peter B Jones, Matti Isohanni, Anne M Remes, Hannu Koponen, Jouko Miettunen, Erika Jääskeläinen
This naturalistic study analysed the association between cumulative lifetime antipsychotic dose and cognition in schizophrenia after an average of 16.5 years of illness. Sixty participants with schizophrenia and 191 controls from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 were assessed at age 43 years with a neurocognitive test battery. Cumulative lifetime antipsychotic dose-years were collected from medical records and interviews. The association between antipsychotic dose-years and a cognitive composite score based on principal component analysis was analysed using linear regression...
November 12, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887740/outcomes-of-renal-transplantation-in-patients-with-bipolar-affective-disorder-and-schizophrenia-a-national-retrospective-cohort-study
#11
Mary I Butler, Deirdre McCartan, Anne Cooney, Patrick O Kelly, Izhar Ahmed, Dilly Little, Siobhan MacHale, Peter Conlon
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) have in the past been excluded from organ transplantation programs based on their psychiatric illness. However, there is little data on the outcomes of renal transplantation in these patients and little evidence to support such exclusion. METHODS: We reviewed the database of the Irish National Renal Transplant Programme and identified all patients with a history of BPAD or schizophrenia who had received a transplant over a 28-year period...
September 20, 2016: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886580/the-real-life-effectiveness-of-psychosocial-therapies-on-social-autonomy-in-schizophrenia-patients-results-from-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-france
#12
Aminata Ali, Arnaud Carre, Massimiliano Orri, Mathieu Urbach, Caroline Barry, Christine Hassler, Bruno Falissard, Sylvie Berthoz, Clementine Nordon
The objectives of the present study were to describe the prescribing patterns for psychosocial therapies in routine clinical practice and to assess the impact of psychoeducation on symptoms and social autonomy of patients with schizophrenia. We used data from the nationwide French ESPASS observational cohort study including 5967 patients with schizophrenia, which provided data on exposure to psychosocial therapies from 4961 (83%) participants. Patients who initiated psychosocial therapy within the first 3 months of study onset (n=143) were compared to patients not subject to psychosocial therapy throughout follow up (n=4268), using parametric tests...
November 9, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878761/genome-wide-association-analysis-of-the-sense-of-smell-in-u-s-older-adults-identification-of-novel-risk-loci-in-african-americans-and-european-americans
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Jing Dong, Annah Wyss, Jingyun Yang, T Ryan Price, Aude Nicolas, Michael Nalls, Greg Tranah, Nora Franceschini, Zongli Xu, Claudia Schulte, Alvaro Alonso, Steven R Cummings, Myriam Fornage, Dmitri Zaykin, Leping Li, Xuemei Huang, Stephen Kritchevsky, Yongmei Liu, Thomas Gasser, Robert S Wilson, Philip L De Jager, Andrew B Singleton, Jayant M Pinto, Tamara Harris, Thomas H Mosley, David A Bennett, Stephanie London, Lei Yu, Honglei Chen
The human sense of smell decreases with age, and a poor sense of smell are among the most important prodromal symptoms of several neurodegenerative diseases. Recent evidence further suggests a racial difference in the sense of smell among U.S. older adults. However, no genome-wide association study (GWAS) on the sense of smell has been conducted in African-Americans (AAs). We performed the first genome-wide meta-analysis of the sense of smell among 1979 AAs and 6582 European-Americans (EAs) from three U.S. aging cohorts...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872683/safe-and-effective-sofosbuvir-based-therapy-in-patients-with-mental-health-disease-on-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment
#14
Lydia Shuk Yee Tang, Jack Masur, Zayani Sims, Amy Nelson, Anu Osinusi, Anita Kohli, Sarah Kattakuzhy, Michael Polis, Shyam Kottilil
AIM: To study impact of baseline mental health disease on hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment; and Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI) changes with sofosbuvir- and interferon-based therapy. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of participants from 5 studies enrolled from single center trials conducted at the Clinical Research Center of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States. All participants were adults with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection and naïve to HCV therapy...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871802/probiotic-normalization-of-candida-albicans-in-schizophrenia-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-longitudinal-pilot-study
#15
Emily G Severance, Kristin L Gressitt, Cassie R Stallings, Emily Katsafanas, Lucy A Schweinfurth, Christina L G Savage, Maria B Adamos, Kevin M Sweeney, Andrea E Origoni, Sunil Khushalani, Faith B Dickerson, Robert H Yolken
The molecules and pathways of the gut-brain axis represent new targets for developing methods to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders. Manipulation of the gut microbiome with probiotics may be a therapeutic strategy with the potential to relieve gastrointestinal (GI) comorbidities and improve psychiatric symptoms. Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commensal yeast species, can be imbalanced in the unhealthy human microbiome, and these fungal exposures were previously found elevated in schizophrenia...
November 18, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869829/contribution-of-copy-number-variants-to-schizophrenia-from-a-genome-wide-study-of-41-321-subjects
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Copy number variants (CNVs) have been strongly implicated in the genetic etiology of schizophrenia (SCZ). However, genome-wide investigation of the contribution of CNV to risk has been hampered by limited sample sizes. We sought to address this obstacle by applying a centralized analysis pipeline to a SCZ cohort of 21,094 cases and 20,227 controls. A global enrichment of CNV burden was observed in cases (odds ratio (OR) = 1.11, P = 5.7 × 10(-15)), which persisted after excluding loci implicated in previous studies (OR = 1...
November 21, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866510/cancer-incidence-in-young-and-middle-aged-people-with-schizophrenia-nationwide-cohort-study-in-taiwan-2000-2010
#17
L Y Chen, Y N Hung, Y Y Chen, S Y Yang, C H Pan, C C Chen, C J Kuo
AIMS: For nearly a century, the incidence of cancer in people with schizophrenia was lower than in the general population. In the recent decade, the relationship between cancer and schizophrenia has become obscured. Thus, we investigated the cancer risk among young and middle-aged patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: Records of newly admitted patients with schizophrenia (n = 32 731) from January 2000 through December 2008 were retrieved from the Psychiatric Inpatient Medical Claims database in Taiwan, and the first psychiatric admission of each patient during the same period was defined as the baseline...
November 21, 2016: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864917/genetic-variation-in-the-mir-708-gene-and-its-binding-targets-in-bipolar-disorder
#18
Alessia Fiorentino, Niamh Louise O'Brien, Sally Isabel Sharp, David Curtis, Nicholas James Bass, Andrew McQuillin
OBJECTIVE: rs12576775 was found to be associated with bipolar disorder (BD) in a genome-wide association study (GWAS). The GWAS signal implicates genes for the microRNAs miR-708 and miR-5579 and the first exon of the Odd Oz/ten-m homolog 4 gene (ODZ4). In the present study, miR-708, its surrounding region, and its targets were analyzed for potential BD-associated functional variants. METHODS: The miR-708 gene and surrounding regions were screened for variation using high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis in 1099 cases of BD, followed by genotyping of rare variants in an enlarged sample of 2078 subjects with BD, 1303 subjects with schizophrenia, and 1355 healthy controls...
November 16, 2016: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858959/progression-from-unipolar-depression-to-schizophrenia
#19
Katherine L Musliner, Trine Munk-Olsen, Ole Mors, Søren D Østergaard
OBJECTIVE: To examine progression from unipolar depression (UD) to schizophrenia and to identify groups of UD patients at elevated risk for progression. METHOD: Historical prospective cohort study using data from Danish national registers. The sample included 71 932 individuals who received a diagnosis of UD in Denmark between January 1, 1995, and May 31, 2013. Analyses were conducted using Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox regressions. RESULTS: The 18...
November 4, 2016: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825156/psychopathological-course-typology-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-heuristic-approach-in-a-sample-of-100-patients
#20
Moritz E Wigand, Fabian U Lang, Thomas Becker, Thomas G Schulze, Werner Strik, Markus Jäger
BACKGROUND: Despite several previous attempts at subtyping schizophrenia, a typology that reflects neurobiological knowledge and reliably predicts course and outcome is lacking. We applied the system-specific concept of the Bern Psychopathology Scale (BPS) to generate a course typology based on three domains: language, affectivity, and motor behaviour. SAMPLING AND METHODS: A cohort of 100 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders according to DSM-IV criteria underwent psychopathological assessment, and all their available medical records were retrospectively analysed on the basis of the BPS...
November 9, 2016: Psychopathology
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