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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726467/the-importance-of-the-neighborhood-in-the-2014-ebola-outbreak-in-the-united-states-distress-worry-and-functioning
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Rupa Jose, E Alison Holman, Roxane Cohen Silver
OBJECTIVE: Ebola media coverage directed public attention to potential disease carriers: residents or travelers from West Africa. We investigated the role of neighborhood population factors (i.e., the concentration of West African foreigners, non-West African foreigners, non-Hispanic Blacks) on individual responses to the Ebola outbreak in the United States. The role of these community-level factors in emotional responses to this public health crisis is poorly understood. METHOD: Demographic factors, mental health, and stressful event history, collected as part of an ongoing longitudinal study of residents from 2 metropolitan communities (New York City and Boston, total N = 1,346), were combined with neighborhood data from the U...
July 20, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726034/mentally-stimulating-activities-associate-with-better-cognitive-performance-in-parkinson-disease
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Jeffrey L B Bohnen, Martijn L T M Müller, Jacob Haugen, Nicolaas I Bohnen
Subjects at risk of dementia benefit from participation in mentally stimulating activities, but no prior studies have investigated similar associations in Parkinson disease (PD). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between times spent engaging in mentally stimulating activities and cognitive functions in PD while accounting for the degree of primary neurodegenerations. PD patients (N = 41, 33 males; age 68.5 ± 7.2; Hoehn and Yahr stage 2.6 ± 0.6) completed the Community Health Activities Model Program for Seniors questionnaire, mini-mental state examination (MMSE), and [(11)C]dihydrotetrabenazine dopaminergic and [(11)C]piperidinyl propionate acetylcholinesterase PET imaging...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725992/social-profile-of-middle-school-aged-adolescents-who-use-electronic-cigarettes-implications-for-primary-prevention
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Alfgeir L Kristjansson, Michael J Mann, Megan L Smith, Inga Dora Sigfusdottir
Electronic cigarette (EC) use continues to increase among adolescents. From a primary prevention point of view, an important gap in our knowledge includes determining whether young smokers that use EC maintain a distinct social profile from kids who use combustible cigarettes (CC). Survey data from middle school students in West Virginia, USA were collected between September and November of 2015 (N = 6547, response rate 84.7%) as part of a state wide school-based mental health intervention program. Data was analyzed using multinomial logistic regression for categorical data...
July 18, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723956/psychosis-risk-research-versus-daily-prognosis-uncertainties-a-qualitative-study-of-french-youth-psychiatrists-attitudes-toward-predictive-practices
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Laelia Benoit, Marie Rose Moro, Bruno Falissard, Nicolas Henckes
BACKGROUND: Over the last twenty years, predicting psychosis has become a priority of both research and policies. Those approaches include the use of the At Risk Mental State category (ARMS) and of standardized predictive tools. In comparison to most developed countries, early interventions programs are only little developed in France. However, cases of young patients presenting unclear symptoms that might be a beginning psychosis or might as well reflect some adolescent unease are commonplace in psychiatry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718341/diagnostic-yield-and-outcomes-of-computed-tomography-of-the-head-in-critically-ill-nontrauma-patients
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Fabian Finkelmeier, Sophie Walter, Kai-Henrik Peiffer, Anjali Cremer, Andrea Tal, Thomas Vogl, Stefan Zeuzem, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Jörg Bojunga, Harald Farnik
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography of the head (HCT) is a widely used diagnostic tool, especially for emergency and trauma patients. However, the diagnostic yield and outcomes of HCT for patients on medical intensive care units (MICUs) are largely unknown. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all head CTs from patients admitted to a single-center MICU during a 5-year period for CT indications, diagnostic yield, and therapeutic consequences. Uni- and multivariate analyses for the evaluation of risk factors for positive head CT were conducted...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711424/conversion-and-reversion-rates-in-japanese-older-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Hiroyuki Shimada, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, SungChul Lee, Sangyoon Lee
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 25% of individuals who are diagnosed with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) revert to normal cognition (NC) rather than progressing to Alzheimer disease (AD). However, the prevalence of progression and reversion among older people in Asia remains unclear. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: A community in Japan. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4153 individuals without dementia aged ≥65 years were classified as having NC, aMCI single domain (aMCIs), non-aMCI single domain (naMCIs), aMCI multiple domain (aMCIm), non-aMCI multiple domain (naMCIm), or global cognitive impairment (GCI)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709499/increased-occipital-gyrification-and-development-of-psychotic-disorders-in-individuals-with-an-at-risk-mental-state-a%C3%A2-multicenter-study
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Daiki Sasabayashi, Yoichiro Takayanagi, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shinsuke Koike, Hidenori Yamasue, Naoyuki Katagiri, Atsushi Sakuma, Chika Obara, Mihoko Nakamura, Atsushi Furuichi, Mikio Kido, Yumiko Nishikawa, Kyo Noguchi, Kazunori Matsumoto, Masafumi Mizuno, Kiyoto Kasai, Michio Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Anomalies of brain gyrification have been reported in schizophrenia, possibly reflecting its neurodevelopmental pathology. However, it remains elusive whether individuals at risk for psychotic disorders exhibit deviated gyrification patterns, and whether such findings, if present, are predictive of transition to psychotic disorders. METHODS: This multicenter magnetic resonance imaging study investigated brain gyrification and its relationship to later transition to psychotic disorders in a large sample of at-risk mental state (ARMS) individuals...
July 1, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704070/geographic-variation-in-mentally-unhealthy-days-air-pollution-and-altitude-perspectives
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Hoehun Ha
Ha, H. Geographic variation in mentally unhealthy days: air pollution and altitude perspectives. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.- Background: Mental health incorporates our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and it is critical at each phase of life, from youth and preadulthood through adulthood. METHODS: We assessed the association between mentally unhealthy days (MUDs), air pollutant concentrations, and altitude on the basis of cross-county studies. Data on poor mental health days for the United States were based on health-related telephone surveys conducted by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)...
July 13, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702757/mental-distress-factors-and-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-attending-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
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Nijole Kazukauskiene, Julius Burkauskas, Jurate Macijauskiene, Inga Duoneliene, Vaidute Gelziniene, Vilija Jakumaite, Julija Brozaitiene
PURPOSE: There is still insufficient data on mental distress factors contributing to exercise capacity (EC) improvement before and after cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of our study was to evaluate the associations between various mental distress factors and EC before and after exercise-based CR (EBCR). METHODS: Over 12 months, 223 CAD patients (70% men, mean age 58 ± 9 years) were evaluated for socio-demographic, clinical, and mental distress symptoms as measured by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS), Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), and Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701628/study-of-chronic-pain-and-its-associated-risk-factors-among-japanese-industry-workers-the-quality-of-working-life-influenced-by-chronic-pain-qwlic-study
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Keiko Yamada, Kenta Wakaizumi, Kyosuke Fukai, Hiroyasu Iso, Tomotaka Sobue, Masahiko Shibata, Ko Matsudaira
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to identify the prevalence, influence, and risk factors associated with chronic pain among Japanese industry workers. METHODS: We investigated 2,544 participants working at a manufacturing company A, a manufacturing company B, and 16 branch shops of a retail chain company C. The participants responded to self-administered questionnaires related to pain. Furthermore, data obtained from the lifestyle interview sheet of an annual health screening examination and those obtained from the questionnaires were merged...
July 13, 2017: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700299/chronic-health-conditions-and-key-health-indicators-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-older-us-adults-2013-2014
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Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, Chengshi Shui, Amanda E B Bryan
OBJECTIVES: To examine disparities in chronic conditions and health indicators among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults aged 50 years or older in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey to compare disparities in chronic conditions, health outcomes and behaviors, health care access, and preventive health care by sexual orientation and gender. RESULTS: LGB older adults were significantly more likely than heterosexual older adults to have a weakened immune system and low back or neck pain...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699401/student-hunger-on-campus-food-insecurity-among-college-students-and-implications-for-academic-institutions
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Devon C Payne-Sturges, Allison Tjaden, Kimberly M Caldeira, Kathryn B Vincent, Amelia M Arria
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of food insecurity among students at a large mid-Atlantic publicly funded university; examine the association between food insecurity, demographic characteristics, potential financial risk factors, and self-reported physical and mental health and academic performance; and identify possible risk factors for food insecurity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Large, public mid-Atlantic university. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred thirty-seven undergraduate students...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692211/integrating-hiv-and-substance-use-services-a-systematic-review
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Victoria Haldane, Francisco Cervero-Liceras, Fiona Lh Chuah, Suan Ee Ong, Georgina Murphy, Louise Sigfrid, Nicola Watt, Dina Balabanova, Sue Hogarth, Will Maimaris, Kent Buse, Peter Piot, Martin McKee, Pablo Perel, Helena Legido-Quigley
INTRODUCTION: Substance use is an important risk factor for HIV, with both concentrated in certain vulnerable and marginalized populations. Although their management differs, there may be opportunities to integrate services for substance use and HIV. In this paper we systematically review evidence from studies that sought to integrate care for people living with HIV and substance use problems. METHODS: Studies were included if they evaluated service integration for substance use and HIV...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690921/risk-factors-for-tremor-in-a-population-of-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-an-18-year-prospective-study-in-a-geographically-representative-sample-the-curacao-extrapyramidal-syndromes-study-xi
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Charlotte L Mentzel, P Roberto Bakker, Jim van Os, Marjan Drukker, Michiel R H van den Oever, Glenn E Matroos, Hans W Hoek, Marina Aj Tijssen, Peter N van Harten
BACKGROUND: The aim was to assess incidence, prevalence and risk factors of medication-induced tremor in African-Caribbean patients with severe mental illness (SMI). METHOD: A prospective study of SMI patients receiving care from the only mental health service of the previous Dutch Antilles. Eight clinical assessments, over 18 years, focused on movement disorders, medication use, and resting tremor (RT) and (postural) action tremor (AT). Risk factors were modeled with logistic regression for both current (having) tremor and for tremor at the next time point (developing)...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690633/how-do-community-dwelling-persons-with-alzheimer-disease-fall-falls-in-the-finalex-study
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Niko M Perttila, Hannareeta Öhman, Timo E Strandberg, Hannu Kautiainen, Minna Raivio, Marja-Liisa Laakkonen, Niina Savikko, Reijo S Tilvis, Kaisu H Pitkala
BACKGROUND: People with dementia are at high risk for falls. However, little is known of the features causing falls in Alzheimer disease (AD). Our aim was to investigate how participants with AD fall. METHODS: In the FINALEX (Finnish Alzheimer Disease Exercise Trial) study, participants' (n = 194) falls were followed up for 1 year by diaries kept by their spouses. RESULTS: The most common reason for falls (n = 355) was stumbling (n = 61). Of the falls, 123 led to injuries, 50 to emergency department visits, and 13 to fractures...
May 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690539/neurimmirs-and-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-total-hip-knee-replacement-a-pilot-study
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Rui Dong, Lingling Sun, Yayuan Lu, Xi Yang, Mian Peng, Zongze Zhang
Objective: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a frequent complication after surgery and its occurrence is associated with poor outcomes. The pathophysiology of this complication is not clear, but identification of risk factors is important for positive postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between the preoperative expression levels of microRNA (miR)-146a, miR-125b, and miR-181c in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum and the development and severity of POD. Methods: Forty elderly patients aged 65 years old and older admitted for elective total hip/knee replacement under spinal anesthesia...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689609/parental-history-of-disruptive-life-events-and-household-food-insecurity
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Dylan B Jackson, Michael G Vaughn
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a history of disruptive life events (ie, school suspension or expulsion, job termination, hospitalization for mental health, and/or criminal justice involvement) among parents is positively associated with household food insecurity. DESIGN: Structured interviews and self-report surveys. SETTING: Households across all 50 states in the US. PARTICIPANTS: Subsample of 6,270 households that participated in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort with valid maternal and paternal data...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689474/a-qualitative-phenomenological-analysis-of-the-subjective-experience-and-understanding-of-the-at-risk-mental-state
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Benjamin Brew, Ciaran Shannon, Lesley Storey, Adrian Boyd, Ciaran Mulholland
Over recent years there has been a growing interest in identifying the early stages of psychosis. The At Risk Mental State (ARMS) is characteristic of the prodromal stages of psychosis and its identification gives rise to a number of clinical and research opportunities including early intervention and prevention of psychosis. This study employs interpretative phenomenological analysis to gain insights into the subjective experience and individuals understanding of the development of their ARMS. Five participants took part and provided information on the experience of symptoms, life prior to onset of their ARMS and their understanding of symptoms and their development through a semi structured interview...
December 2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686819/differential-risk-of-increasing-psychotropic-polypharmacy-use-in-children-diagnosed-with-adhd-as-preschoolers
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Almut G Winterstein, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Tobias Gerhard, Christoph U Correll, Mark Olfson
OBJECTIVE: To characterize treatment trajectories in children newly diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: We utilized billing records of children aged 3 to 18 years in 28 US states' Medicaid programs between 1999 and 2006. Children entered the cohort at the first ADHD diagnosis (ICD-9-CM: 314.00) preceded by ≥ 6 months with no psychotropic medication use and no psychiatric diagnoses. We followed children for 5 years to assess use of (1) psychotropic polypharmacy (the use of ≥ 3 psychotropic medication classes), (2) antipsychotics, and (3) anticonvulsants...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685810/predictors-of-independent-aging-and-survival-a-16-year-follow-up-report-in-octogenarian-men
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Kristin Franzon, Liisa Byberg, Per Sjögren, Björn Zethelius, Tommy Cederholm, Lena Kilander
OBJECTIVES: To examine the longitudinal associations between aging with preserved functionality, i.e. independent aging and survival, and lifestyle variables, dietary pattern and cardiovascular risk factors. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Swedish men (n = 1,104) at a mean age of 71 (range 69.4-74.1) were investigated, 369 of whom were evaluated for independent aging 16 years later, at a mean age of 87 (range 84...
July 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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