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Background: Working with victims and offenders of child abuse can impact on the health and well-being of police officers and staff. Aims: To identify the effects of tenure, work ability, gender and a personal experience of child abuse on symptoms of anxiety, depression and primary and secondary trauma in child abuse investigators (CAIs). Methods: Screening questionnaires were sent to police officers and staff. The officers and staff worked in child protection in seven police forces...
March 13, 2018: Occupational Medicine
Eva Purkey, Rupa Patel, Tracey Beckett, Françoise Mathieu
OBJECTIVE: To understand the primary care experiences of women who have a history of childhood trauma and chronic disease. DESIGN: Qualitative study using in-depth interviews with directed content analysis. SETTING: Family health team in Kingston, Ont. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six women. METHODS: Letters of invitation were sent to eligible participants followed by a telephone survey. Women with an adverse childhood experience (ACE) score of 4 or higher and with 2 or more chronic conditions were invited to participate in a one-on-one interview...
March 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Neal E Winblad, Michael Changaris, Phyllis K Stein
Background: Individuals who treat trauma are at significant risk of vicarious traumatization and burnout. Somatic Experiencing® (SE®) is a resiliency-focused trauma treatment modality designed to address autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysregulation and its impacted physical health and mental health symptoms e.g., anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue, etc. The SE® training supports the development of clinical skills to reduce physical health/mental health symptoms as well as increase clinician resilience...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Sama Ria, Margaret J Cox, Barry F Quinn, Jonathan P San Diego, Ali Bakir, Mark J Woolford
The aim of this study was to develop and test a scoring system to assess the learning progression of novice dental students using haptic virtual workstations. For the study, 101 first-year dental students at a UK dental school conducted one practice task (task 1) and four simulated cavity removal tasks (tasks 2-5) of increasing difficulty over two laboratory sessions in 2015. Performance data on the students' attempts were recorded as haptic technology-enhanced learning (hapTEL) log-files showing the percentage of caries, healthy tissue, and pulp removed...
March 2018: Journal of Dental Education
R J L M Te Riele, E A C Dronkers, M H Wieringa, M J De Herdt, A Sewnaik, J A Hardillo, R J Baatenburg de Jong
OBJECTIVE: evaluating the impact of anemia and body mass index (BMI) on survival, and development of a prognostic model for overall survival for patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed including all consecutive patients with LSCC diagnosed and treated at the Erasmus Medical Center between January 2006 and December 2013. Patient- and tumor-specific data were collected using data from the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization and supplemented with data from patient records available in the Erasmus MC...
March 2018: Oral Oncology
Riley D Bowers, Sara M Valanejad, Ashley A Holombo
Acute pancreatitis has numerous etiologies, with the most common including gallstones, alcohol abuse, and medications such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, statins, and diuretics. Mirtazapine has been associated with increased serum cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels. However, few studies have reported dangerously elevated triglyceride levels resulting in acute pancreatitis. This report discusses a case of mirtazapine-induced pancreatitis in a 46-year-old African American female. The patient presented to the emergency department with pancreatitis, presumably alcohol-induced as with a prior admission, but she denied any recent alcohol use...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Y Xing, B Xu, X Sheng, C Xu, F Peng, Y Sun, S Wang, H Guo
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Uninterrupted warfarin during cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been widely accepted. However, to our knowledge, no previous studies exist investigating the optimal intensity of anticoagulation with warfarin for CB-A. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of uninterrupted low-intensity warfarin for CB-A of AF in the elderly. METHODS: Paroxysmal AF patients (age ≥ 70 years) who underwent CB-A were enrolled prospectively...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Paula Thomson, S V Jaque
Childhood adversity is identified as any exposure to abuse, neglect or family dysfunction. Greater exposure to childhood adversity has been strongly identified with increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine differences in creative experiences, fantasy proneness, dispositional flow, exposure to adult traumatic events, and psychopathology (internalized shame, trait anxiety), amongst professional performing artists who experienced no childhood adversity, some adversity, or substantial adversity...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Stefanie Rambau, Andreas J Forstner, Ingo Wegener, Martin Mücke, Christine T S Wissussek, Sabine M Staufenbiel, Franziska Geiser, Johannes Schumacher, Rupert Conrad
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is frequently associated with alcohol use disorders (abuse/dependence). However, there has been little research on the characteristics of this subgroup so far. In the current study we investigated individuals with SAD and comorbid alcohol use disorder (AUD) with regard to socialization experiences and personality. The sample comprised 410 individuals diagnosed with SAD by the Structured Clinical Interview of DSM-IV. 108 participants with comorbid AUD were compared to 302 participants without comorbid AUD concerning traumatic experiences during childhood and adolescence (Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire; ACE), parental bonding (Parental Bonding Instrument; PBI), and personality (Temperament and Character Inventory; TCI)...
February 10, 2018: Psychiatry Research
Carmela Maria Montone, Anna Laura Capriotti, Chiara Cavaliere, Giorgia La Barbera, Susy Piovesana, Riccardo Zenezini Chiozzi, Aldo Laganà
Microalgae are unicellular marine organisms that have promoted complex biochemical pathways to survive in greatly competitive marine environments. They could contain significant amounts of high-quality proteins which, because of their structural diversity, contain a range of yet undiscovered novel bioactive peptides. In this work, a peptidomic platform was developed for the separation and identification of bioactive peptides in protein hydrolysates. In this work, a peptidomic platform was developed for the extraction, separation, and identification of bioactive peptides in protein hydrolysates...
February 23, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Antonino Tuttolomondo, Salvatore Petta, Alessandra Casuccio, Carlo Maida, Vittoriano Della Corte, Mario Daidone, Domenico Di Raimondo, Rosaria Pecoraro, Roberto Fonte, Anna Cirrincione, Rita Zafonte, Daniela Cabibi, Calogero Cammà, Vito Di Marco, Anna Licata, Franco Magliozzo, Giulio Marchesini, Giovanni Merlino, Antonio Craxì, Antonio Pinto
BACKGROUND: No study evaluated vascular health markers in subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) through a combined analysis of reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT) and arterial stiffness indexes. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aimed to assess whether NAFLD and its histological severity are associated with impairment of arterial stiffness and RH-PAT indexes in a mixed cohort of patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Kleiner classification was used to grade NAFLD grade...
February 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Caitlin T Coco, Bhalaajee Meenakshi-Sundaram, Ahmed Eldefrawy, Millard L Henry, Tanya Watts, Christopher E Aston, Jennifer Lewis, Dominic C Frimberger, Gennady Slobodov
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare differences in perception of independence, urinary continence, and quality of life in an adult spina bifida (SB) population. METHODS: We collected data on adult neurogenic bladder patients which included demographics, relevant procedures, and quality of life (QoL) questionnaires. QoL and functional outcomes were assessed using spinal cord independence measure (SCIM) and SF-8 health questionnaire. International consultation of incontinence questionnaire (ICIQ) was used to assess incontinence...
February 14, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Katja Ångerud, Eva-Maria Annerbäck, Tanja Tydén, Santosh Boddeti, Per Kristiansson
INTRODUCTION: Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) result in somatic and mental health disturbances. Its influence on antenatal depression is scarcely studied. This study examined the association between experience of ACE and antenatal depressive symptomatology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 1257 women from 172 antenatal clinics in Sweden were surveyed during pregnancy and one year after delivery. Demographics, previous medical history and Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS) were collected in pregnancy and postpartum and ACE one year postpartum...
February 12, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Kiattisa Sommat, Nelson Ling Fung Yit, Fuqiang Wang, John Heng Chi Lim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the predictive factors for survival and acute toxicities in older patients with NPC treated with curative intent IMRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Older patients aged 65 years and above with non-metastatic NPC treated with curative intent IMRT between 2003 and 2013 were retrospectively analysed. Variables examined were gender, age, overall stage, chemotherapy use, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status and comorbidity...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
Simone Cristina Pinto Matheus Fischer, Simone Pires Pinto, Lívia Campos do Amaral Silva Lins, Henrique Tria Bianco, Carlos Manoel de Castro Monteiro, Luiz Fernando Muniz Pinheiro, Francisco Antonio Helfenstein Fonseca, Maria Cristina de Oliveira Izar
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a condition that, when associated with ischemic heart disease and cardiovascular events, can be influenced by genetic variants and determine more severe coronary atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVES: To examine the contribution of genetic polymorphisms to the extension and severity of coronary disease in subjects with MS and recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Patients (n = 116, 68% males) aged 56 (9) years, with criteria for MS, were prospectively enrolled to the study during the hospitalization period after an ACS...
February 1, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Ya-Nan Jin, Wang-Jian Zhang, Xiu-Yu Cai, Mei-Su Li, Wayne R Lawrence, Si-Yang Wang, Dong-Mei Mai, Yu-Yun Du, Dong-Hua Luo, Hao-Yuan Mo
Purpose: We aim to examine nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) characteristics and survival outcomes in patients aged 70 years and older in the intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) era. Methods and Materials: From 2006 to 2013, 126 non-metastatic NPC patients aged ≥ 70 years who were treated with IMRT +/‒ chemotherapy were included. Adult Comorbidity Evaluation 27 (ACE-27) was used to measure patient comorbidities. The overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) were calculated with the Kaplan-Meier method, and differences were compared using the log-rank test...
February 6, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Gotthard G Tribl, Mateus C Trindade, Kelson James Almeida, Rosana Cardoso Alves, Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, Erich T Fonoff, Alexandre A Machado, Manoel J Teixeira, Egberto R Barbosa, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu
To compare transcranial sonography (TCS) findings in patients with predominantly neurological Wilson's disease (WD) to those from controls, and to correlate TCS data with the clinical profile of WD. Patients with WD (n=40/f=18) and healthy, matched controls (n=49/f=20) were assessed in terms of TCS, serum copper and iron parameters, and clinical scales, such as the Unified Wilson's Disease Rating Scale (UWDRS), Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R), Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), and Beck Depression Inventory...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Ola Ahmed, Ailin C Rogers, Jarlath C Bolger, Achille Mastrosimone, Michael J Lee, Aoife N Keeling, Daniel Cheriyan, William B Robb
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage is a novel method of treating acute cholecystitis in patients deemed too high risk for surgery. It involves endoscopic stent placement between the gallbladder and the alimentary tract to internally drain the infection and is an alternative to percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC). This meta-analysis assesses the clinical outcomes of high-risk patients undergoing endoscopic drainage with an acute cholecystoenterostomy (ACE) compared with PC in acute cholecystitis...
February 5, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Abdul Rahman, Andrea Perri, Avril Deegan, Jennifer Kuntz, David Cawthorpe
CONTEXT: There is a movement toward trauma-informed, trauma-focused psychiatric treatment. OBJECTIVE: To examine Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) survey items by sex and by total scores by sex vs clinical measures of impairment to examine the clinical utility of the ACE survey as an index of trauma in a child and adolescent mental health care setting. DESIGN: Descriptive, polychoric factor analysis and regression analyses were employed to analyze cross-sectional ACE surveys (N = 2833) and registration-linked data using past admissions (N = 10,400) collected from November 2016 to March 2017 related to clinical data (28 independent variables), taking into account multicollinearity...
2018: Permanente Journal
Yunier Broche-Pérez, Héctor Alejandro López-Pujol
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnostic accuracy of the Cuban version of the revised Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE-R) in identifying mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in comparison with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) was assessed. METHODS: The Cuban ACE-R was administered to a group of 129 elderly subjects (92 cognitively healthy and 37 subjects with MCI). The t tests for independent samples were used to compare scores of different psychometric scales between groups, and effect sizes (Cohen's d) were calculated...
January 30, 2018: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
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