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Denise D Neal, Andrea M Formyduval, Julie Smith Taylor
PCOS affects up to 10 percent of women of childbearing age, including adolescents. The emotional and physical consequences of PCOS can be significant. Early diagnosis and initiation of lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on risk for long-term sequelae.
December 2009: Nursing for Women's Health
A J Heynen, W C Abraham, M F Bear
Memories are believed to be stored by synaptic modifications. One type of activity-dependent synaptic modification, long-term potentiation (LTP), has received considerable attention as a possible memory mechanism, particularly in hippocampus. However, use-dependent decreases in synaptic strength can store information as well. A form of homosynaptic long-term depression (LTD) has been described and widely studied in the CA1 region of the developing hippocampus in vitro. However, the relevance of this model of LTD to memory has been questioned because of failures to replicate it in the adult brain in vitro and, more recently, in vivo...
May 9, 1996: Nature
R S Hockberger, R J Rothstein
We were unable to validate the predictive ability of a previously described mneumonic (SAD PERSONS score, SPS) for determining the need for hospitalization of patients who have expressed suicidal ideation or behavior. After reviewing published studies on the subject, we arrived at a modification of this scale (MSPS). The MSPS obtained by nonpsychiatric and psychiatric house staff was compared and correlated with patient disposition for 100 consecutive adult patients presenting to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center emergency department for the assessment of suicidal behavior...
March 1988: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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