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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936822/-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-triggerred-by-alcohol-withdrawal
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Tuğçe Mengi, Yaprak Seçil, Aysel Çoban, Yeşim Beckmann
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological entity characterized by headache, altered mental status, epileptic seizures, visual disturbances and typically transient changes in posterior cerebral circulation areas. In this article, we present a case of alcohol withdrawal accompanied by PRES. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with visual hallucinations and meaningless speech...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904510/dysfunction-of-cognition-patterns-measured-by-matrics-consensus-cognitive-battery-mccb-among-first-episode-schizophrenia-patients-and-their-biological-parents
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Aiai Cao, Ting Shen, Haibin Li, Chuangxin Wu, Marita McCabe, David Mellor, Linda Byrne, Jie Zhang, Jia Huang, Daihui Peng, Yifeng Xu
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is characterized by abnormal perception, thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Cognitive dysfunction is acknowledged as one of the most pivotal symptoms in schizophrenia. In addition to positive or negative symptoms, which had been proposed by Gallhofer in the early 1970s, schizophrenia patients suffered from cognitive impairments as well. Many studies show that there is genetic susceptibility in the first grading kinship of patients with schizophrenia. Patients with schizophrenia have cognitive impairment not only in the acute phase but also in the stable phase...
June 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875975/-autobiographical-memory-in-depressive-disorders
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REVIEW
Paulina Żuchowicz, Justyna Jasionowska, Piotr Gałecki, Monika Talarowska
Contemporary research studies regarding autobiographical memory (AM) indicate that its deficits have a significant impact on the development of mental disorders. We find particularly many reports regarding the comorbidity of AM deficits and depressive disorders. The characteristic feature of AM in the people suffering from depressive disorders is the presence of overgeneral autobiographical memory (OGM), i.e. the reminiscences which contain a summary of many emotion-laden situations, yet without significant detail...
August 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856950/thinking-about-cognitive-function-perceptions-of-cognitive-changes-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes
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Heather E Cuevas, Alexa K Stuifbergen, Sharon A Brown, Jamie L Rock
Purpose The purpose of this study is 2-fold: (1) to explore how people with diabetes view diabetes-related cognitive problems and (2) to examine participants' ideas on a cognitive rehabilitation intervention to adapt it for persons diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Methods A qualitative descriptive study based on narrative interviews was conducted with adults (n = 10) with T2DM. The interview data were analyzed using content analysis. Results The interviews reflected 4 major themes: search for advice regarding cognitive complaints, cognitive symptoms, impact of perceived cognitive dysfunction on diabetes self-management, and maintenance of cognitive health...
October 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840556/mitochondrial-diseases-as-model-of-neurodegeneration
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Laila A Selim, Heba Hassaan
"Mitochondria" partially autonomous sophisticated cellular organelle involved in a wide range of crucial cellular functions, well known as the power house of the cell where ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production takes place, that is the cellular source of energy.Mitochondria has its own genome, however proper functioning of the mitochondria is dependent upon the coordinated expression of both nuclear and mitochondrial encoded gene products. Peculiar maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA has led the scientists to think about mitochondrial donation as a solution to maternally inherited mitochondriopathy "Three parent baby", raising many ethical and scientific issues, concerns about safety of the procedure, long term outcome and effect of genetic modification are still questionable...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840463/renal-dysfunction-how-to-think-about-that-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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REVIEW
Luciano Babuin, Daniele Scarpa, Allan S Jaffe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Reduction of kidney function and heart disease frequently coexisted in the seam patient. The relation between renal and heart function is quite complex and bring out some unresolved questions about diagnosis (mostly related to the biomarkers levels interpretation), pharmacological therapy (mostly related to drugs kinetics and efficacy), and non-pharmacological therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with kidney dysfunction (KD) are frequently excluded and underrepresented in the large trials...
August 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827178/increase-in-cortical-endocannabinoid-signaling-in-a-rat-model-of-basal-forebrain-cholinergic-dysfunction
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Alberto Llorente-Ovejero, Iván Manuel, Maria Teresa Giralt, Rafael Rodríguez-Puertas
The basal forebrain cholinergic pathways progressively degenerate during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, leading to an irreversible impairment of memory and thinking skills. The stereotaxic lesion with 192IgG-saporin in the rat brain has been used to eliminate basal forebrain cholinergic neurons and is aimed at emulating the cognitive damage described in this disease in order to explore its effects on behavior and on neurotransmission. Learning and memory processes that are controlled by cholinergic neurotransmission are also modulated by the endocannabinoid (eCB) system...
August 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816203/using-mindfulness-to-reduce-the-health-effects-of-community-reaction-to-aircraft-noise
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REVIEW
Andrew J Hede
AIM: This paper investigates whether mindfulness-based interventions might ameliorate the detrimental health effects of aircraft noise on residential communities. REVIEW: Numerous empirical studies over the past 50 years have demonstrated the increasing negative impact of aircraft noise on residents worldwide. However, extensive database searches have revealed no published studies on psychological interventions that reduce residents' reactivity to environmental noise...
July 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813906/the-ewrist-a-wearable-wrist-exoskeleton-with-semg-based-force-control-for-stroke-rehabilitation
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Charles Lambelet, Mingxing Lyu, Daniel Woolley, Roger Gassert, Nicole Wenderoth
Chronic wrist impairment is frequent following stroke and negatively impacts everyday life. Rehabilitation of the dysfunctional limb is possible but requires extensive training and motivation. Wearable training devices might offer new opportunities for rehabilitation. However, few devices are available to train wrist extension even though this movement is highly relevant for many upper limb activities of daily living. As a proof of concept, we developed the eWrist, a wearable one degree-of-freedom powered exoskeleton which supports wrist extension training...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806606/imbalance-between-abstract-and-concrete-repetitive-thinking-modes-in-schizophrenia
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Pierre Maurage, Pierre Philippot, Delphine Grynberg, Dominique Leleux, Benoît Delatte, Camille Mangelinckx, Jan-Baptist Belge, Eric Constant
OBJECTIVE: Repetitive thoughts can be divided in two modes: abstract/analytic (decontextualized and dysfunctional) and concrete/experiential (problem-focused and adaptive). They constitute a transdiagnostic process involved in many psychopathological states but have received little attention in schizophrenia, as earlier studies only indexed increased ruminations (related to dysfunctional repetitive thoughts) without jointly exploring both modes. This study explored the two repetitive thinking modes, beyond ruminations, to determine their imbalance in schizophrenia...
July 1, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718864/-cognitive-behavioral-group-therapy-addressing-fear-of-progression-in-cancer-out-patients
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Bärbel Rudolph, Alexander Wünsch, Peter Herschbach, Andreas Dinkel
Fear of progression (FoP) is an appropriate, rational response to the real threat of cancer and its treatments. However, patients experiencing elevated, dysfunctional levels of FoP often feel severely distressed and are in need of treatment. We previously conducted a (partly-)randomized controlled study with cancer patients undergoing in-patient rehabilitation and showed that a brief, four-session cognitive-behavioral group therapy significantly reduced dysfunctional FoP. In this report, we describe the adaption of the cognitive-behavioral group therapy program for use with cancer out-patients...
June 29, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693878/depression-and-health-related-quality-of-life-and-their-association-with-resourcefulness-in-survivors-of-prostate-cancer
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Hung-Yu Lin, Hui-Ling Lai, Chun-I Chen, Chiung-Yu Huang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify the determinants of depressive symptoms (DSs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in survivors of prostate cancer (PC). METHODS: This study used a descriptive, correlational design to assess a sample of 133 individuals with PC. The participants were face-to-face interviewed to collect demographic data and disease characteristics, assess self-control schedule, and survey health status. Correlation analysis, Student's t-test, ANOVA, and regression analysis were applied...
August 2017: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663076/family-functioning-and-parents-dispositions-moderate-the-affective-attentional-and-physiological-consequences-of-rumination-in-children
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Cristina Ottaviani, Antonia Lonigro, Blu Cioffi, Demetria Manzi, Fiorenzo Laghi, Roberto Baiocco
In adults, rumination has been associated with costs at affective, cognitive, and physiological levels. We examined if rumination in children is characterized by the same dysfunctional consequences and the possible moderating role of family functioning (cohesion and flexibility) and parents' trait rumination and depression. After induction of rumination, forty children (20 girls; 9.6 years) performed a tracking task with thought probes while their mood, reaction times (RT), heart rate (HR), and variability (HRV) were assessed...
June 27, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662161/absence-of-eeg-correlates-of-self-referential-processing-depth-in-als
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Tatiana Fomina, Sebastian Weichwald, Matthis Synofzik, Jenifer Just, Ludger Schöls, Bernhard Schölkopf, Moritz Grosse-Wentrup
Self-referential processing is a key cognitive process, associated with the serotonergic system and the default mode network (DMN). Decreased levels of serotonin and reduced activations of the DMN observed in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggest that self-referential processing might be altered in patients with ALS. Here, we investigate the effects of ALS on the electroencephalography correlates of self-referential thinking. We find that electroencephalography (EEG) correlates of self-referential thinking are present in healthy individuals, but not in those with ALS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660605/evaluation-of-depressive-mood-and-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-acromegaly-under-somatostatin-analogue-therapy
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H Alibas, K Uluc, P Kahraman Koytak, M M Uygur, N Tuncer, T Tanridag, D Gogas Yavuz
AIMS: Acromegaly is caused by a pituitary adenoma that releases excess growth hormone (GH) and a concomitant increase in insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Acromegaly results not only in phenotypic changes, but also in neurologic complications as peripheral neuropathy and cognitive dysfunction. This study aimed to compare depressive mood and cognitive function in patients with acromegaly and in healthy controls as well as to determine the factors underlying cognitive dysfunction in the acromegalic patients...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646030/metabolic-remodelling-in-hypertrophied-and-failing-myocardium-a-review
#16
Mark Andrew Peterzan, Craig A Lygate, Stefan Neubauer, Oliver Rider
The energy starvation hypothesis proposes that maladaptive metabolic remodelling antedates, initiates and maintains adverse contractile dysfunction in heart failure (HF). Better understanding of the cardiac metabolic phenotype and metabolic signalling could help identify the role metabolic remodelling plays within HF and conditions known to transition toward HF, including 'pathological' hypertrophy. In this review, we discuss metabolic phenotype and metabolic signalling in the contexts of pathological hypertrophy and HF...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643854/olfactory-dysfunction-in-the-app-ps1-transgenic-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-morphological-evaluations-from-the-nose-to-the-brain
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Zhi-Gang Yao, Fang Hua, Hao-Zhuang Zhang, Yan-Yan Li, Ye-Jun Qin
Olfactory dysfunction is among the signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cognitive impairment. It has been demonstrated Aβ was associated with olfactory impairment observed in both transgenic mice and in AD patients. In this study, we evaluated amyloid deposition in the olfactory circuit of APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of AD, which showed olfactory dysfunction in olfactory behavior tests. We found amyloid depositions were widely distributed in the whole olfactory circuit. Moreover, we think these amyloid depositions contribute to neuronal atrophy, dendritic abnormalities, synapse loss and axonal degeneration...
June 23, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627729/the-immune-deficiency-of-chromosome-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Megan Morsheimer, Terri F Brown Whitehorn, Jennifer Heimall, Kathleen E Sullivan
The syndrome originally described by Dr. Angelo DiGeorge had immunodeficiency as a central component. When a 22q11.2 deletion was identified as the cause in the majority of patients with DiGeorge syndrome, the clinical features of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome became so expansive that the immunodeficiency became less prominent in our thinking about the syndrome. This review will focus on the immune system and the changes in our understanding over the past 50 years. Initially characterized as a pure defect in T cell development, we now appreciate that many of the clinical features related to the immunodeficiency are well downstream of the limitation imposed by a small thymus...
September 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614817/shifting-focus-from-hydration-for-performance-to-hydration-for-health
#19
Erica T Perrier
Over the past 10 years, literature on hydration biomarkers has evolved considerably - from (de)hydration assessment towards a more global definition of biomarkers of hydration in daily life. This shift in thinking about hydration markers was largely driven by investigating the differences that existed between otherwise healthy individuals whose habitual, ad-libitum drinking habits differ, and by identifying physiological changes in low-volume drinkers who subsequently increase their water intake. Aside from obvious differences in urinary volume and concentration, a growing body of evidence is emerging that links differences in fluid intake with small, but biologically significant, differences in vasopressin (copeptin), glomerular filtration rate, and markers of metabolic dysfunction or disease...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604073/-fear-and-avoidance-beliefs-in-chronic-pain-the-translation-and-validation-of-the-hungarian-version-of-the-fabq-questionnaire
#20
Eszter Simoncsics, Adrienne Stauder
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain is one of the top reasons for seeking medical advice. In the background of the dysfunction besides the somatic pain dysfunctional thinking, negative emotional states, or interpersonal problems can be identified as well. One of the most important factors making the rehabilitation difficult is the fear and avoidance of physical activity. AIM: The aim of the study was to adapt and validate the Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ-H) in Hungarian...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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