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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055272/engaging-psychiatrists-in-the-diagnosis-of-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-what-can-they-contribute
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Massimiliano Beghi, Giuseppe Erba, Cesare Maria Cornaggia, Giorgia Giussani, Elisa Bianchi, Gianni Porro, Michela Russo, Ettore Beghi
PURPOSE: To investigate if psychiatrists could predict the diagnosis of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) by reviewing videos of seizures of various types and to compare the accuracy and the criteria leading to the diagnosis used by psychiatrists with those used by epileptologists. METHODS: Four board-certified psychiatrists were asked to review 23 videos capturing representative events of 21 unselected consecutive patients admitted to an epilepsy center for long-term video-EEG monitoring...
October 16, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055270/executive-functioning-concern-about-falling-and-quadriceps-strength-mediate-the-relationship-between-impaired-gait-adaptability-and-fall-risk-in-older-people
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Maria Joana D Caetano, Stephen R Lord, Matthew A Brodie, Daniel Schoene, Paulo H S Pelicioni, Daina L Sturnieks, Jasmine C Menant
BACKGROUND: Reduced ability to adapt gait, particularly under challenging conditions, may be an important reason why older adults have an increased risk of falling. This study aimed to identify cognitive, psychological and physical mediators of the relationship between impaired gait adaptability and fall risk in older adults. METHODS: Fifty healthy older adults (mean±SD: 74±7years) were categorised as high or low fall risk, based on past falls and their performance in the Physiological Profile Assessment...
October 16, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055268/early-age-of-e-cigarette-use-onset-mediates-the-association-between-impulsivity-and-e-cigarette-use-frequency-in-youth
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Krysten W Bold, Meghan E Morean, Grace Kong, Patricia Simon, Deepa R Camenga, Dana A Cavallo, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
BACKGROUND: Identifying risk factors for youth e-cigarette use is critical, given high rates of e-cigarette use and unknown health effects of long-term use. The current study examined whether an early age of onset of e-cigarette use mediates the association between impulsivity and e-cigarette frequency. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey data of e-cigarette users (n=927) were collected from 8 high schools in southeastern Connecticut. The sample was 44.7% female (mean age 16...
October 13, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055261/the-nosas-score-a-new-and-simple-screening-tool-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-depressive-disorder
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Kelly Guichard, Helena Marti-Soler, Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi, Pierre Philip, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider, Gerard Waeber, Martin Preisig, José Haba-Rubio, Raphael Heinzer
BACKGROUND: Since the clinical presentation of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) shares common features with major depressive (MDE), the screening of OSAS is challenging in this population. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the NoSAS score in predicting the presence of OSAS among participants with current MDE and to compare it with the performance of existing screening tools. METHODS: A random sample of the population-based cohort CoLaus (Lausanne, Switzerland) underwent a psychiatric evaluation (PsyCoLaus) and a complete polysomnography at home (HypnoLaus)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055257/efficacy-of-adjunctive-brexpiprazole-on-the-core-symptoms-of-major-depressive-disorder-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-two-pooled-clinical-studies
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J Craig Nelson, Emmanuelle Weiller, Peter Zhang, Catherine Weiss, Mary Hobart
BACKGROUND: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who do not adequately respond to antidepressant treatment (ADT) may benefit from adjunctive atypical antipsychotics; however, certain agents target specific symptoms of depression and not the full syndrome. The aim of this analysis was to examine the effects of brexpiprazole, adjunct to ADT, on the core symptoms of MDD, defined using Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) items. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of data from two 6-week, randomized, double-blind studies of adjunctive brexpiprazole in patients with MDD and inadequate response to ADTs (n = 1056)...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055254/the-effect-of-visual-cues-on-performance-in-the-ultimatum-game-in-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Daisuke Ikuse, Masayuki Tani, Takashi Itahashi, Hiroki Yamada, Haruhisa Ohta, Teppei Morita, Gousuke Arai, Nobuyuki Saga, Takahiro Tokumasu, Marie Ohta, Ayaka Sato, Akira Iwanami
The Ultimatum Game (UG) allows for the assessment of altruistic behavior as well as the perception of fairness. We examined the effects of visual social cues (gaze of others), factors associated with autism, and trust on UG performance in typical adults (TAs) and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We hypothesized that individuals with ASD would be less affected by visual social cues than TAs. We recruited 30 TAs and 30 individuals with ASD. Participants completed 30 trials of the UG, during which the visual background was altered to include either stylized eyespots, flowers, or a neutral background...
October 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055250/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-diagnostic-uncertainty-of-major-depressive-disorder
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Taichi Mogi, Hiroyuki Toda, Aihide Yoshino
BACKGROUND: Physicians do not always confidently diagnose psychiatric disorders. The present study was conducted to identify the clinical characteristics of patients in whom a definitive diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) could not be established. METHODS: The participants were 199 consecutive outpatients with MDD, who were comprehensively diagnosed using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). The physician in charge of each patient quantified his/her sense of self-confidence in diagnosing the patient with MDD using the self-rating questionnaire in which the score ranged from 1 (not at all confident) to 5 (definitely MDD)...
October 16, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055240/automatic-processing-of-emotional-facial-expressions-as-a-function-of-social-anhedonia
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Vivien Günther, Juliane Zimmer, Anette Kersting, Karl-Titus Hoffmann, Donald Lobsien, Thomas Suslow
Anhedonia is an important feature of major depression and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Few neuroimaging studies have investigated neural alterations in high anhedonia, isolated from other psychopathological variables, by including only participants without clinical diagnoses. The present study examined healthy individuals scoring high (N = 18) vs. low (N = 19) in social anhedonia, who were carefully selected from a sample of N = 282 participants. To examine differences in automatic brain responses to social-affective stimuli between high vs...
October 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055234/evolving-career-choice-narratives-of-new-graduate-nurses
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Sheri L Price, Linda McGillis Hall, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Bridget Pierce
This article describes findings from one stage of a longitudinal study of the professional socialization experiences of Millennial nurses as they prepared for graduation and transition to practice. This study employed an interpretive narrative methodology guided by Polkinghorne's theory of narrative identity. Analysis of face-to-face interviews and journal entries by Millennial nursing students uncovered the formal professional socialization experiences over four years of nursing education. Participants include six Millennial nursing student participants (born after 1980) interviewed approximately one-month aftergraduation...
October 7, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055233/do-prolonged-grief-disorder-symptoms-predict-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-following-bereavement-a-cross-lagged-analysis
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A A A Manik J Djelantik, Geert E Smid, Rolf J Kleber, Paul A Boelen
BACKGROUND: Bereavement can precipitate different forms of psychopathology, including prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. How these symptoms influence each other is unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the temporal relationship of symptoms of PGD and PTSD following bereavement. METHODS: We included 204 individuals, confronted with the loss of a loved one within the past year, who completed self-report measures of PGD and PTSD and again completed these measures one year later...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055217/trends-in-and-factors-affecting-the-observed-levels-of-urinary-inorganic-and-total-blood-mercury-among-us-children-adolescents-adults-and-senior-citizens-over-2005-2012
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Ram B Jain
Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2005-2012 were used to (i) study adjusted and unadjusted trends in the levels of urinary inorganic mercury (UIHG) and total blood mercury (TBHG) and (ii) factors that affect the observed levels of UIHG and TBHG among children aged 1-5 (CHLD15) and 6-11 (CHLD611) years, adolescents aged 12-19 years (ADOL), adults aged 20-64 years (ADLT), and senior citizens aged >=65 years (SNR). Decrease in adjusted levels of UIHG for each 2-year NHANES cycle for CHLD611 was 0...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055209/long-term-survival-of-sorafenib-treated-flt3-itd-positive-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-relapsing%C3%A2-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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S K Metzelder, T Schroeder, M Lübbert, M Ditschkowski, K Götze, S Scholl, R G Meyer, P Dreger, N Basara, M F Fey, H R Salih, A Finck, T Pabst, A Giagounidis, G Kobbe, E Wollmer, J Finke, A Neubauer, A Burchert
BACKGROUND: Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD)-positive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) relapsing after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) has a dismal prognosis with limited therapeutic options. FLT3-ITD kinase inhibition is a reasonable but palliative experimental treatment alternative in this situation. Information on long-term outcome is not available. METHODS: We performed a long-term follow-up analysis of a previously reported cohort of 29 FLT3-ITD-positive AML patients, which were treated in relapse after allo-SCT with sorafenib monotherapy...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055181/pfa-100-measured-aspirin-resistance-is-the-predominant-risk-factor-for-hospitalized-cardiovascular-events-in-aspirin-treated-patients-a-5-year-cohort-study
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H Y Chen, P Chou
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Aspirin therapy is the clinical gold standard for the prevention of cardiovascular events. However, cardiovascular events still develop in some patients undergoing aspirin therapy. Many laboratory methods exist for measuring aspirin resistance. Using the platelet Function Analyzer (PFA)-100 system, we aimed to determine the effect of aspirin resistance on hospitalized cardiovascular events (hCVE) in a 5-year follow-up cohort. We also sought to determine the impact of aspirin resistance on the relationship between common cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular hospitalization...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055174/maternal-outcomes-in-first-and-second-trimester-termination-of-pregnancy-which-are-the-risk-factors
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Giulia Garofalo, Anna Garofalo, Olga Sochirca, Maria Grazia Alemanno, Eleonora Pilloni, Marilisa Biolcati, Elisabetta Muccinelli, Elsa Viora, Tullia Todros
AIMS: To evaluate maternal complications of first trimester and second trimester termination of pregnancy (TOP) performed after first or second trimester positive prenatal diagnosis (PD). RESULTS: We performed a retrospective study from January 2007 to December 2011, on 844 patients, who underwent a TOP after positive amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS) for foetal aneuploidies, performed for maternal age ≥35 years of age, positive prenatal screening (PS) or for genetic reasons...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055162/evaluation-of-inter-individual-differences-in-gut-bacterial-isoflavone-bioactivation-in-humans-by-pcr-based-targeting-of-genes-involved-in-equol-formation
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A Braune, M Blaut
AIM: To identify human subjects harboring intestinal bacteria that bioactivate daidzein to equol using a targeted PCR-based approach. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a pilot study including 17 human subjects, equol formation was determined in fecal slurries. In parallel, fecal DNA was amplified by PCR using degenerate primers that target highly conserved regions of dihydrodaidzein reductase and tetrahydrodaidzein reductase genes. PCR products of the expected size were observed for six of the eight subjects identified as equol producers...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055156/type-2-diabetes-remission-2-years-post-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-and-sleeve-gastrectomy-the-role-of-the-weight-loss-and-comparison-of-diarem-and-diabetter-scores
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A Pucci, U Tymoszuk, W H Cheung, J M Makaronidis, S Scholes, G Tharakan, M Elkalaawy, M Guimaraes, M Nora, M Hashemi, A Jenkinson, M Adamo, M Monteiro, N Finer, R L Batterham
AIMS: The comparative efficacy of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy on Type 2 diabetes remission and the role of weight loss are unclear. The DiaRem Type 2 diabetes remission prediction score uses HbA1c , age and Type 2 diabetes medications but not Type 2 diabetes duration. The aim of this study was to compare the predictive value of the DiaRem score with the DiaBetter score that includes Type 2 diabetes duration, upon combined (complete plus partial) 2-year post-surgery Type 2 diabetes remission in people following RYGB and sleeve gastrectomy, and to investigate the relationship between weight loss and Type 2 diabetes remission...
October 21, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055155/apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-palmoplantar-psoriasis-results-from-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-study
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R Bissonnette, R Haydey, L Rosoph, C W Lynde, M Bukhalo, J Fowler, I Delorme, A Gagné-Henley, M Gooderham, Y Poulin, K Barber, P Jenkin, I Landells, D Pariser
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar psoriasis is a variant of psoriasis vulgaris which can severely impair quality of life. OBJECTIVES: The main objectives of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study were to assess the efficacy and impact on quality of life and work productivity of apremilast for the treatment of moderate to severe palmoplantar psoriasis. METHODS: A total of 100 patients with moderate to severe palmoplantar psoriasis were randomized to either apremilast 30mg bid or placebo for 16 weeks...
October 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055146/association-between-natural-killer-cell-activity-and-the-risk-of-colorectal-neoplasia
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Yoon Suk Jung, Min-Jung Kwon, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn, Jung Ho Park
BACKGROUND: Low activity of natural killer (NK) cells is known to be associated with higher risk of cancer, especially with poor prognosis and the presence of colorectal cancer (CRC). We investigated whether NK cells activity differs between subjects with and without colorectal neoplasia (CRN). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on 1818 asymptomatic examinees aged ≥30 years who underwent NK cell activity test (which quantitates the amount of interferon-γ secreted into the plasma by NK cells) and a colonoscopy as part of a health check-up...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055131/case-report-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-maternal-sepsis-and-chorioamnionitis-following-fetoscopy
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Gabriel Levin, Roy Zigron
A patient aged 28 years (gravida 5 para 3) who was at 21 weeks of a monochorionic diamniotic pregnancy, underwent fetoscopic laser ablation of placental blood vessels owing to stage-3 twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (Figure 1). Ultrasonography on post-operative day 1 demonstrated marked improvement of both embryo urinary bladder filling and Doppler blood flow measurements. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055102/the-effect-of-clomiphene-citrate-on-endometrial-thickness-ovulation-pregnancy-and-live-birth-in-anovulatory-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Moustafa A Gadalla, Shuo Huang, Rui Wang, Robert J Norman, Sayed A Abdullah, Ali M El Saman, Alaa M Ismail, Madelon van Wely, Ben W J Mol
OBJECTIVES: To compare the impact of clomiphene citrate (CC) versus other drug regimens on mid-cycle endometrial thickness (EMT), ovulation, pregnancy and live birth rates in women with WHO group II ovulatory disorders. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, The Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trial (CENTRAL), and the non-MEDLINE subset of PubMed from inception to December 2016 and cross-checked references of relevant articles. We only included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing CC used alone versus other drug regimens for ovulation induction in women with WHO group II anovulation...
October 21, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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