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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918413/post-traumatic-growth-and-its-relationship-to-quality-of-life-up-to-9-years-after-liver-transplantation-a-cross-sectional-study-in-spain
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María Ángeles Pérez-San-Gregorio, Agustín Martín-Rodríguez, Mercedes Borda-Mas, María Luisa Avargues-Navarro, José Pérez-Bernal, Rupert Conrad, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Bravo
OBJECTIVE: Little is known concerning post-traumatic growth (PTG) after liver transplantation. Against this backdrop the current study analysed the relationship between PTG and time since transplantation on quality of life. Furthermore, it compared PTG between liver transplant recipients and their caregivers. DESIGN: Cross-sectional case-control study. SETTING: University Hospital in Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 240 adult liver transplant recipients who had undergone only one transplantation, with no severe mental disease, were the participants of the study...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917443/alternative-models-of-dsm-5-ptsd-examining-diagnostic-implications
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Siobhan Murphy, Maj Hansen, Ask Elklit, Yoke Yong Chen, Siti Raudzah Ghazali, Mark Shevlin
The factor structure of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been extensively debated with evidence supporting the recently proposed seven-factor Hybrid model. However, despite myriad studies examining PTSD symptom structure few have assessed the diagnostic implications of these proposed models. This study aimed to generate PTSD prevalence estimates derived from the 7 alternative factor models and assess whether pre-established risk factors associated with PTSD (e.g., transportation accidents and sexual victimisation) produce consistent risk estimates...
September 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917188/assessing-the-factor-structure-of-the-childhood-trauma-questionnaire-and-cumulative-effect-of-abuse-and-neglect-on-mental-health-among-adolescents-in-conflict-affected-burundi
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Ruby Charak, J T V M de Jong, Lidewyde H Berckmoes, Herman Ndayisaba, Ria Reis
The present study aimed to examine the factor structure of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ; Bernstein & Fink, 1998), highlight rates of abuse and neglect among Burundian adolescents, compare these rates with those found in high-income nations, and examine the cumulative effect of multiple types of abuse and neglect on depression and PTSD symptoms. Participants were 231 adolescents and youth (M=14.9, SD=1.99, 58.4% female) from five provinces of Burundi, a country in Central Africa affected by war and political violence...
September 13, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917088/depression-anxiety-ptsd-and-comorbidity-in-perinatal-women-in-turkey-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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Pelin Dikmen-Yildiz, Susan Ayers, Louise Phillips
OBJECTIVE: (a) to assess prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their comorbidity among women during the perinatal period (b) to examine course of those disorders from pregnancy to 6 months postpartum (c) to determine the rates of new-onset cases at 4-6 weeks and 6 months postpartum. DESIGN: A longitudinal population-based study in which participants completed psychosocial measures of depression, anxiety and PTSD in pregnancy (n = 950), 4-6 weeks (n = 858) and 6 months (n = 829) after birth...
September 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913314/olfactory-dysfunction-in-nasal-bone-fracture
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Sug Won Kim, Beom Park, Tae Geun Lee, Ji Ye Kim
BACKGROUND: All nasal bone fractures have the potential for worsening of olfactory function. However, few studies have studied the olfactory outcomes following reduction of nasal bone fractures. This study evaluates posttraumatic olfactory dysfunction in patients with nasal bone fracture before and after closed reduction. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted for all patients presenting with nasal bone fracture (n=97). Each patient consenting to the study underwent the Korean version of Sniffin' Sticks test (KVSS II) before operation and at 6 month after closed reduction...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900366/tau-protein-as-a-possible-marker-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhoea-a-pilot-study
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Jean-Baptiste Oudart, Laure Zucchini, François-Xavier Maquart, Xavier Dubernard, Marc Labrousse, Géraldine Fiabane, Alexandra Quedreux, Fabien Litre, Laurent Ramont
INTRODUCTION: The management of posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea remains a clinical challenge. Cerebrospinal fistula is a dural defect responsible for possible CSF leakage into the contiguous air-filled cavities located at the skull base. The risk of central nervous system infection in these conditions is severe and can be life threatening. Consequently, a specific CSF biomarker might be used in case of difficult diagnosis of CSF rhinorrhoea. CSF Tau protein is a neuronal protein, commonly assessed for diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease (AD)...
October 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895433/corrective-osteotomies-of-phalangeal-and-metacarpal-malunions-using-patient-specific-guides-ct-based-evaluation-of-the-reduction-accuracy
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Stefanie Hirsiger, Andreas Schweizer, Junichi Miyake, Ladislav Nagy, Philipp Fürnstahl
BACKGROUND: Surgical planning of corrective osteotomies is traditionally based on conventional radiographs and clinical findings. In the past 10 years, 3-dimensional (3D) preoperative planning approaches with patient-specific guides have been developed. However, the application of this technology to posttraumatic deformities of the metacarpals and phalangeal bones has not yet been investigated. Our goal was to evaluate the feasibility of the surgical application to the latter and to evaluate the extent and precision of correction...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893336/problematic-internet-use-in-gamblers-impact-on-clinical-and-cognitive-measures
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Samuel R Chamberlain, Sarah A Redden, Eric Leppink, Jon E Grant
OBJECTIVE: Gambling is a commonplace phenomenon, existing along a continuum from occasional gambling to functionally impairing gambling disorder. The internet may act as a conduit for some gambling behaviors. The impact of problematic internet use on clinical and cognitive features relevant to gambling has received little research attention. METHODS: A total of 206 adults aged 18-30 years who gamble at least five times per year were recruited from the general community and undertook detailed clinical and cognitive assessments...
September 12, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886498/the-neurobiology-of-brain-recovery-from-traumatic-stress-a-longitudinal-dti-study
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Linghui Meng, Ying Chen, Xin Xu, Taolin Chen, Su Lui, Xiaoqi Huang, John A Sweeney, Kaiming Li, Qiyong Gong
BACKGROUND: Previous studies demonstrated decreased brain microstructure integrity in people that were exposed to extreme life stress but did not meet posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnostic criteria. It is unclear how the brain recovers from traumatic stress in these trauma-exposed non-PTSD people (TENP). METHODS: Twenty-two TENP individuals were recruited from the most affected area of Wenchuan quake, and scanned twenty-five days after the quake and at a two-year follow-up...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885931/impact-of-engagement-in-exercise-on-sleep-quality-among-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms
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Jeane Bosch, Terri L Weaver, Thomas C Neylan, Ellen Herbst, Shannon E McCaslin
BACKGROUND: Exercise has beneficial effects for physical health outcomes and has also been shown to reduce the severity of psychological health symptoms. Recent studies have shown a potentially positive impact of exercise on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Prominent among those with PTSD, sleep disturbance and nightmares are among the top three PTSD symptoms commonly reported by treatment-seeking Veterans. Regular physical exercise has been consistently associated with better sleep...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885864/examining-trauma-and-readiness-to-change-among-women-in-a-community-re-entry-program
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Michael Killian, Andrea N Cimino, Natasha S Mendoza, Randy Shively, Kami Kunz
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs) are common among women who are incarcerated. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between trauma and readiness to change substance use behaviors. METHODS: This study used data from 103 participants enrolled in a residential re-entry program for women with SUDs and trauma history. Women reporting clinically elevated Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI) subscale scores were compared to those without elevated scores on the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) readiness to change instrument...
September 8, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882361/relation-between-parental-psychopathology-and-posttraumatic-growth-after-a-child-s-admission-to-intensive-care-two-faces-of-the-same-coin
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Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, Jesús Alonso-Tapia
OBJECTIVES: Confronted with the potentially traumatic experience of a child's admission to a paediatric intensive care unit, parents may experience psychopathological post-trauma symptoms as well as posttraumatic growth. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore the relation between psychopathology symptoms, namely, posttraumatic stress disorder), anxiety and depression, as well as post traumatic growth in parents following their child's hospitalisation in a paediatric intensive care unit...
September 4, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878718/errors-in-the-2017-apa-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-treatment-of-ptsd-what-the-data-actually-says
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Sarah K Dominguez, Christopher W Lee
The American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) concluded that there was strong evidence for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), cognitive therapy (CT), and exposure therapy yet weak evidence for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). This is despite the findings from an associated systematic review which concluded that EMDR leads to loss of PTSD diagnosis and symptom reduction. Depression symptoms were also found to improve more with EMDR than control conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875154/structural-and-anatomic-restoration-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-is-associated-with-less-cartilage-damage-1-year-after-surgery-healing-ligament-properties-affect-cartilage-damage
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Ata M Kiapour, Braden C Fleming, Martha M Murray
BACKGROUND: Abnormal joint motion has been linked to joint arthrosis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, the relationships between the graft properties (ie, structural and anatomic) and extent of posttraumatic osteoarthritis are not well defined. HYPOTHESES: (1) The structural (tensile) and anatomic (area and alignment) properties of the reconstructed graft or repaired ACL correlate with the total cartilage lesion area 1 year after ACL surgery, and (2) side-to-side differences in anterior-posterior (AP) knee laxity correlate with the total cartilage lesion area 1 year postoperatively...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872639/gene-expression-associated-with-suicide-attempts-in-us-veterans
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J D Flory, D Donohue, S Muhie, R Yang, S A Miller, R Hammamieh, K Ryberg, R Yehuda
According to a recent report from the Office of Suicide Prevention in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans represent 8.5% of the US population, but account for 18% of all deaths from suicide. The aim of this study of psychiatric patients (n=39; 87% male) was to compare blood gene expression data from veterans with a history of one or more suicide attempts to veterans who had never attempted suicide. The attempter and non-attempter groups were matched for age and race/ethnicity, and both groups included veterans with a diverse psychiatric history that included posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance-use disorders...
September 5, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872573/the-association-of-ptsd-with-clinic-and-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-healthy-adults
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Donald Edmondson, Jennifer A Sumner, Ian M Kronish, Matthew M Burg, Linda Oyesiku, Joseph E Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with incident cardiovascular risk. We tested the association of PTSD with clinic and ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in a sample of healthy participants, and test ABP reactivity to anxiety as a mechanism by which PTSD may influence BP. METHODS: Participants were originally enrolled during workplace BP screenings at 3 sites; approximately 6 years (SD=1.0) later, they completed 9 clinic BP assessments over 3 visits, 1 week apart...
September 1, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872473/capsaicin-8-patch-repeat-treatment-in-nondiabetic-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-52-week-open-label-single-arm-safety-study
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Rafael Gálvez, Marie-Louise Navez, Graeme Moyle, Christian Maihöfner, Malcolm Stoker, Etienne Ernault, Turo J Nurmikko, Nadine Attal
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term safety and tolerability of capsaicin 8% patch repeat treatment in nondiabetic patients with peripheral neuropathic pain. METHODS: A prospective, open-label, observational study in patients with postherpetic neuralgia, posttraumatic or postsurgical nerve injury, HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy, or other peripheral neuropathic pain, and average daily pain score ≥4, who received ≤6 capsaicin 8% patch treatments over 52 weeks according to clinical need (retreatment at 9 to 12 wk intervals)...
October 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870447/psychosocial-functioning-and-the-cortisol-awakening-response-meta-analysis-p-curve-analysis-and-evaluation-of-the-evidential-value-in-existing-studies
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REVIEW
Ian A Boggero, Camelia E Hostinar, Eric A Haak, Michael L M Murphy, Suzanne C Segerstrom
Cortisol levels rise immediately after awakening and peak approximately 30-45min thereafter. Psychosocial functioning influences this cortisol awakening response (CAR), but there is considerable heterogeneity in the literature. The current study used p-curve and meta-analysis on 709 findings from 212 studies to test the evidential value and estimate effect sizes of four sets of findings: those associating worse psychosocial functioning with higher or lower cortisol increase relative to the waking period (CARi) and to the output of the waking period (AUCw)...
September 13, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867415/gender-differences-in-mental-and-physical-health-conditions-in-u-s-veterans-results-from-the-national-health-and-resilience-in-veterans-study
#19
Hannah Ziobrowski, Carolyn E Sartor, Jack Tsai, Robert H Pietrzak
OBJECTIVES: To characterize gender differences in the prevalence of mental and physical health conditions and evaluate the moderating effect of assaultive trauma on risk for these conditions in a nationally representative sample of male and female U.S. veterans. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were analyzed from 3157 U.S. veterans from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. Multivariable logistic regression analyses assessed gender differences in health outcomes and evaluated physical and sexual trauma as possible moderators of these outcomes...
October 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863052/perspectives-on-a-home-telehealth-care-management-program-for-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-who-smoke
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Jamie Peterson, Catherine Battaglia, Kelty B Fehling, Katherine M Williams, Anne Lambert-Kerzner
BACKGROUND: Individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have high rates of smoking and low quit rates. We conducted a qualitative evaluation of an integrated smoking cessation randomized controlled trial (RCT) that used home telehealth and motivational interviewing (MI) to change smoking behaviors among individuals with PTSD. METHOD: Using a convenience sample sourced from the original RCT, intervention and control group participants were invited to participate in a qualitative evaluation...
July 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
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