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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935882/clinical-and-radiological-diversity-in-genetically-confirmed-primary-familial-brain-calcification
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Shingo Koyama, Hidenori Sato, Ryota Kobayashi, Shinobu Kawakatsu, Masayuki Kurimura, Manabu Wada, Toru Kawanami, Takeo Kato
Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) is a rare neuropsychiatric disorder with characteristic symmetrical brain calcifications. Patients with PFBC may have a variety of symptoms, although they also may be clinically asymptomatic. Parkinsonism is one of the most common movement disorders; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This condition is typically transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. To date, mutations in SLC20A2, PDGFRB, PDGFB, and XPR1 have been reported to cause PFBC. The aim of the study was to identify the genetic cause of brain calcification in probands from three PFBC families and in 8 sporadic patients and to perform clinical and radiological assessments focusing on parkinsonism in mutation carriers...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935880/the-role-of-glutamate-transporters-in-the-pathophysiology-of-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Sinead M O'Donovan, Courtney R Sullivan, Robert E McCullumsmith
Altered glutamate transporter expression is a common feature of many neuropsychiatric conditions, including schizophrenia. Excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) are responsible for the reuptake of glutamate, preventing non-physiological spillover from the synapse. Postmortem studies have revealed significant dysregulation of EAAT expression in various brain regions at the cellular and subcellular level. Recent animal studies have also demonstrated a role for glutamate spillover as a mechanism of disease...
September 21, 2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931452/factors-associated-with-appropriate-psychotropic-drug-prescription-in-nursing-home-patients-with-severe-dementia
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Klaas van der Spek, Raymond Tcm Koopmans, Martin Smalbrugge, Marjorie Hjmg Nelissen-Vrancken, Roland B Wetzels, Claudia Hw Smeets, Steven Teerenstra, Sytse U Zuidema, Debby L Gerritsen
BACKGROUND: We studied the patient and non-patients factors of inappropriate psychotropic drug (PD) prescription for neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in nursing home patients with severe dementia. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the appropriateness of prescriptions was explored using the Appropriate Psychotropic drug use In Dementia (APID) index sum score. This index assesses information from medical records on indication, evaluation, dosage, drug-drug interactions, drug-disease interactions, duplications, and therapy duration...
September 21, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931446/prevalence-estimates-of-mild-behavioral-impairment-in-a-population-based-sample-of-pre-dementia-states-and-cognitively-healthy-older-adults
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Moyra E Mortby, Zahinoor Ismail, Kaarin J Anstey
BACKGROUND: A dearth of population-based epidemiological research examines neuropsychiatric symptom (NPS) in sub-clinical populations across the spectrum from normal aging to mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The construct of mild behavioral impairment (MBI) describes the emergence of sustained and impactful NPS in advance of or in combination with MCI. This is the first epidemiological study to operationalize the recently published diagnostic criteria for MBI and determine prevalence estimates across the spectrum from cognitively normal to MCI...
September 21, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931444/treatment-effects-of-ginkgo-biloba-extract-egb-761%C3%A2-on-the-spectrum-of-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Egemen Savaskan, Heiko Mueller, Robert Hoerr, Armin von Gunten, Serge Gauthier
BACKGROUND: In randomized controlled trials, Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® has been found to be effective in the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). METHODS: To assess the effects of EGb 761® on specific BPSD, we analyzed data from all randomized, placebo-controlled, at least 20-week, trials of EGb 761® enrolling patients with dementia (probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), probable vascular dementia or probable AD with cerebrovascular disease) who had clinically significant BPSD (Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) total score at least 6)...
September 21, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931406/validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-monitor-symptoms-in-hiv-infected-patients-during-hepatitis-c-treatment
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Edward R Cachay, Craig Ballard, Bradford Colwell, Francesca Torriani, Charles Hicks, Wm Christopher Mathews
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are incorporating patient-reported outcomes in the management of HIV-infected persons co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), but there are no validated inventories to monitor symptoms of patients during HCV therapy. DESIGN: Five-year retrospective cohort analysis of persons living with HIV (PLWH) treated for HCV. METHODS: The HCV symptom-inventory (HCV-SI) was administered before, during, and after HCV treatment. Discriminant validity was assessed, separately, in mixed model linear regression of HCV-SI T-scores on treatment regimens (pegylated-interferon and ribavirin; pegylated-interferon, ribavirin, and telaprevir; and interferon-free antivirals); and side effect-related premature treatment discontinuation (SE-DC)...
September 20, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929795/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-depression-and-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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Yuma Yokoi, Zui Narita, Tomiki Sumiyoshi
Transcranial direct current stimulation, one of the neuromodulation paradigms, is attracting interest as a novel method to treat various central nervous system disorders. It is safe, portable, and cost-effective, and has been applied experimentally for patients with various neuropsychiatric conditions. For the clinical importance and preliminary positive results, growing number of randomized controlled trials to patients with depression or schizophrenia are reported, followed by systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
September 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929475/-mild-behavioural-impairment-as-an-antecedent-of-dementia-presentation-of-the-diagnostic-criteria-and-the-spanish-version-of-the-mbi-c-scale-for-its-evaluation
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L F Aguera-Ortiz, J Lopez-Alvarez, L Del Nido-Varo, E Soria Garcia-Rosel, D A Perez-Martinez, Z Ismail
INTRODUCTION: Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in dementia and also in previous stages such as mild cognitive impairment. Their presence is related to greater conversion to dementia in cognitively healthy people or with mild cognitive impairment compared to those who do not suffer them. AIM: An international working group pertaining to the Alzheimer Association has proposed the concept of 'mild behavioral impairment' (MBI) to identify patients with mild neuropsychiatric symptoms and normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment and to study the further risk of developing dementia from any cause...
October 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928632/neurophysiology-of-the-celiac-brain-disentangling-gut-brain-connections
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REVIEW
Manuela Pennisi, Alessia Bramanti, Mariagiovanna Cantone, Giovanni Pennisi, Rita Bella, Giuseppe Lanza
Celiac disease (CD) can be considered a complex multi-organ disorder with highly variable extra-intestinal, including neurological, involvement. Cerebellar ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, seizures, headache, cognitive impairment, and neuropsychiatric diseases are complications frequently reported. These manifestations may be present at the onset of the typical disease or become clinically evident during its course. However, CD subjects with subclinical neurological involvement have also been described, as well as patients with clear central and/or peripheral nervous system and intestinal histopathological disease features in the absence of typical CD manifestations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927477/frequency-and-subgroups-of-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-different-stages-of-dementia-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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N Siafarikas, G Selbaek, T Fladby, J Šaltytė Benth, E Auning, D Aarsland
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS), such as depression, apathy, agitation, and psychotic symptoms are common in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Subgroups of NPS have been reported. Yet the relationship of NPS and their subgroups to different stages of cognitive impairment is unclear. Most previous studies are based on small sample sizes and show conflicting results. We sought to examine the frequency of NPS and their subgroups in MCI and different stages of dementia in AD...
September 20, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925645/vitamin-b12-deficiency-recognition-and-management
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Robert C Langan, Andrew J Goodbred
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common cause of megaloblastic anemia, various neuropsychiatric symptoms, and other clinical manifestations. Screening average-risk adults for vitamin B12 deficiency is not recommended. Screening may be warranted in patients with one or more risk factors, such as gastric or small intestine resections, inflammatory bowel disease, use of metformin for more than four months, use of proton pump inhibitors or histamine H2 blockers for more than 12 months, vegans or strict vegetarians, and adults older than 75 years...
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924437/fundus-findings-in-wernicke-encephalopathy
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Tal Serlin, Elad Moisseiev
Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome resulting from thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, classically characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, confusion, and ataxia. While commonly associated with chronic alcoholism, WE may also occur in the setting of poor nutrition or absorption. We present a 37-year-old woman who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and presented with visual disturbance with bilateral horizontal nystagmus, confusion, and postural imbalance. Fundus examination revealed bilateral optic disc edema with a retinal hemorrhage in the left eye...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924181/common-and-dissociable-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-differences-associate-with-dimensions-of-psychopathology-across-categorical-diagnoses
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A N Kaczkurkin, T M Moore, M E Calkins, R Ciric, J A Detre, M A Elliott, E B Foa, A Garcia de la Garza, D R Roalf, A Rosen, K Ruparel, R T Shinohara, C H Xia, D H Wolf, R E Gur, R C Gur, T D Satterthwaite
The high comorbidity among neuropsychiatric disorders suggests a possible common neurobiological phenotype. Resting-state regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) can be measured noninvasively with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and abnormalities in regional CBF are present in many neuropsychiatric disorders. Regional CBF may also provide a useful biological marker across different types of psychopathology. To investigate CBF changes common across psychiatric disorders, we capitalized upon a sample of 1042 youths (ages 11-23 years) who completed cross-sectional imaging as part of the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922590/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-abt-126-in-the-treatment-of-cognitive-impairment-associated-with-schizophrenia-results-from-a-phase-2b-randomized-controlled-study-in-smokers
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George M Haig, Deli Wang, Jun Zhao, Ahmed A Othman, Earle E Bain
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the α₇-nicotinic receptor agonist ABT-126 for treatment of cognitive impairment in stable subjects with schizophrenia who smoke. METHODS: A 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study was conducted from August 2012 to March 2014. Subjects with a diagnosis of schizophrenia based on DSM-IV-TR criteria (confirmed by the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview version 6.0.0) were randomized 1:1:1 to ABT-126 25 mg, ABT-126 75 mg, or placebo once daily while maintained on their background antipsychotic medication...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922158/tailored-and-adaptive-computerized-cognitive-training-in-older-adults-at-risk-for-dementia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Shannon Webb, Lauren Bartsch, Linda Clare, George Rebok, Nicolas Cherbuin, Kaarin J Anstey
BACKGROUND: Computerized Cognitive Training (CCT) has been shown to improve cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mood-related neuropsychiatric symptoms (MrNPS), but many questions remain unresolved. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the extent to which CCT benefits older adults with both MCI and MrNPS, and its effects on meta-cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes, as well as establish whether adapting difficulty levels and tailoring to individuals' profile is superior to generic training...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919975/mild-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-distinct-clinical-entity
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REVIEW
Ming-Ching Wen, Ling Ling Chan, Louis C S Tan, Eng King Tan
BACKGROUND: Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD-MCI) is a common clinical condition. Understanding its pathology and clinical features is important for early intervention before the onset of dementia. In the past, variable definitions and differences in neuropsychological batteries generated divergent results of the affected cognitive patterns. MAIN BODY: The introduction of PD-MCI criteria by the Movement Disorders Society (MDS) Task Force provides a more uniform system for defining and measuring PD-MCI and may improve the validity of future research...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919330/limbic-encephalitis-with-lgi1-antibodies-in-a-14-year-old-boy
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M Schimmel, M C Frühwald, C G Bien
Limbic encephalitis (LE) with antibodies against leucine-rich glioma inactivated protein 1 (LGI1) is an auto-antibody mediated disorder with characteristic symptoms as dysfunction of memory, faciobrachial dystonic seizures and neuropsychiatric symptoms as emotional lability. Limbic encephalitis with LGI1 antibodies has been known so far as a disease of adults. We describe the case of a 14-year-old boy presenting with typical dysfunction of memory and LGI1 antibodies. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest patient with LGI1 antibody mediated limbic encephalitis described so far...
September 2, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919236/biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-pediatric-acute-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-pans-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-cunningham-panel
#19
Eva Hesselmark, Susanne Bejerot
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are conditions marked by sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, or avoidant/restrictive food intake in combination with multiple psychiatric symptoms. A diagnosis of PANS or PANDAS may be supported by the Cunningham Panel, a commercially available set of immunologic assays currently in clinical use. However, the relationship between Cunningham Panel results and patient symptoms remains unclear...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917393/reduction-in-depressive-symptoms-in-primary-prevention-icd-scheduled-patients-one-year-prospective-study
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Revital Amiaz, Elad Asher, Guy Rozen, Efrat Czerniak, Linda Levi, Mark Weiser, Michael Glikson
OBJECTIVE: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), have previously been associated with the onset of depression and anxiety. The aim of this one-year prospective study was to evaluate the rate of new onset psychopathological symptoms after elective ICD implantation. METHODS: A total of 158 consecutive outpatients who were scheduled for an elective ICD implantation were diagnosed and screened based on the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI)...
September 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
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