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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541237/treatment-decision-making-capacity-in-hospitalized-patients-with-schizophrenia
#1
N Bilanakis, V K Peritogiannis, Aik Vratsista
In contemporary medical ethics and clinical practice the autonomy of patients and their right to accept or refuse an offered treatment is acknowledged and respected. Prerequisite for the right of a patient to consent to any medical act is the capacity to make valid decisions regarding his/ her treatment. The objective of our study was to assess -for the first time in our country- treatment decision-making capacity of hospitalized patients with schizophrenia; to explore any possible association with demographic and clinical variables; and to compare treatment decision-making capacity of patients with schizophrenia with medical patients' capacity...
January 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539144/cirrus-airframe-parachute-system-and-odds-of-a-fatal-accident-in-cirrus-aircraft-crashes
#2
Mustafa Alaziz, Adrienne Stolfi, Dean M Olson
INTRODUCTION: General aviation (GA) accidents have continued to demonstrate high fatality rates. Recently, ballistic parachute recovery systems (BPRS) have been introduced as a safety feature in some GA aircraft. This study evaluates the effectiveness and associated factors of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) at reducing the odds of a fatal accident in Cirrus aircraft crashes. METHODS: Publicly available Cirrus aircraft crash reports were obtained from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) database for the period of January 1, 2001-December 31, 2016...
June 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502243/a-60-week-prospective-rct-of-a-self-management-intervention-for-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness-and-diabetes-mellitus
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Martha Sajatovic, Douglas D Gunzler, Stephanie W Kanuch, Kristin A Cassidy, Curtis Tatsuoka, Richard McCormick, Carol E Blixen, Adam T Perzynski, Douglas Einstadter, Charles L Thomas, Mary E Lawless, Siobhan Martin, Corinna Falck-Ytter, Eileen L Seeholzer, Christine L McKibben, Mark S Bauer, Neal V Dawson
OBJECTIVES: A 60-week randomized controlled trial assessed the effects of targeted training in illness management (TTIM) versus treatment as usual among 200 individuals with serious mental illness and diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The study used the Clinical Global Impression (CGI), the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) to assess psychiatric symptoms; the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) and the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) to assess functioning; the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) to assess general health, and serum glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) to assess diabetes control...
May 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492576/-mental-capacity-and-capacity-to-consent-multicentric-study-in-a-involuntary-psychiatric-hospitalized-patients-sample
#4
Felice Carabellese, Gabriele Mandarelli, Donatella La Tegola, Giovanna Parmigiani, Stefano Ferracuti, Roberto Quartesan, Antonello Bellomo, Roberto Catanesi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this longitudinal observational study is to evaluate the course and impact of clinical, social, and behavioral variables on the involuntary readmission of psychiatric patients, during a 6-months follow-up after discharge from a prior involuntary hospitalization. METHODS: N=131 involuntarily committed psychiatric patients were enrolled in three university hospitals (Bari n=57; Perugia n=42; Rome n=32). At the first assessment cognitive functioning (MMSE), psychiatric symptoms severity (BPRS-E), capacity to consent to treatment (MacCAT-T) as well as principal socio-demographic and clinical variables were collected...
March 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455894/the-influence-of-early-psychosocial-intervention-on-the-long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-people-suffering-from-schizophrenia
#5
Andrzej Cechnicki, Anna Bielańska
OBJECTIVES: To compare the treatment outcomes of DSM-IV-TR schizophrenia patients in either a Community Treatment Program or an Individual Treatment Program (CTP vs. ITP). The assessment was made after the first hospitalization, and then after three and twelve years. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to CTP (experimental) and ITP (traditional) group, with 40 people in each group. 67 people (84%) participated in all three assessments. The socio-demographic and clinical indicators were the same for both groups...
February 26, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443024/low-dose-of-bergamot-derived-polyphenolic-fraction-bpf-did-not-improve-metabolic-parameters-in-second-generation-antipsychotics-treated-patients-results-from-a-60-days-open-label-study
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Antonio Bruno, Gianluca Pandolfo, Manuela Crucitti, Massimo Cacciola, Vincenza Santoro, Edoardo Spina, Rocco A Zoccali, Maria R A Muscatello
Objectives: The nutraceutical approach to the management of metabolic syndrome (MetS) might be a promising strategy in the prevention of cardio-metabolic risk. Low-dose bergamot-derived polyphenolic fraction (BPF) has been proven effective in patients with MetS, as demonstrated by a concomitant improvement in lipemic and glycemic profiles. The present study was aimed to further explore, in a sample of subjects receiving second generation antipsychotics (SGAs), the effects on body weight and metabolic parameters of a low dose of BPF (500 mg/day) administered for 60 days...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427025/psychiatric-symptoms-after-temporal-epilepsy-surgery-a-one-year-follow-up-study
#7
Carmen Iranzo-Tatay, Teresa Rubio-Granero, Antonio Gutierrez, Mercedes Garcés, Rebeca Conde, Asier Gómez-Ibáñez, Sergio Arques-Egea, Lucia Sancho-Miñana, David Hervas-Marín, Vicente Villanueva
Psychiatric symptoms must be considered in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy after epilepsy surgery. The main objectives of our study were to describe clinical and socio-demographical characteristics of a cohort of patients with pharmacoresistant temporal lobe epilepsy who underwent temporal lobe epilepsy surgery, and moreover, to evaluate possible risk factors for developing psychiatric symptoms. In order to achieve those goals, we conducted a prospective evaluation of psychopathology throughout the first year after surgery in a clinical sample of 72 patients, by means of three clinical rated measures; the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS), the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415832/the-synergistic-effect-of-dual-use-of-amphetamine-type-stimulants-and-ketamine-on-drug-induced-psychotic-symptoms-in-chinese-synthetic-drug-users
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Xue-Bing Liu, Yao Zhang, Xu-Yi Wang, Wei Hao
The use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and ketamine is of particular clinical concern because of its associated psychotic symptoms. In Chinese clinical practice, ATS and ketamine are commonly used simultaneously, but very few studies have reported the symptom profile of users who use both drugs. This study determined whether the combined use of ATS and ketamine is associated with more psychotic symptoms than either ATS or ketamine alone. According to drug use characteristics, 375 Chinese synthetic drug users were categorized into 2 pairs of comparison groups: ATS-only (n=125) vs...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373798/the-turkish-adaptation-validity-and-reliability-of-the-internal-states-scale
#9
Zeynep Maçkali, Cengiz Akkaya, Ömer Aydemir
INTRODUCTION: The Internal State Scale (ISS) was developed to simultaneously assess manic and depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder. In the present study, the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of ISS (ISS-TR) were examined. The present study aimed to present the psychometric properties of this scale. METHODS: The sample consisted of 200 outpatients with bipolar disorder and 49 healthy controls. Participants completed the Turkish Internal State Scale (ISS-TR), the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), and the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS)...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342379/association-of-social-support-and-quality-of-life-among-people-with-schizophrenia-receiving-community-psychiatric-service-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Thurkadevi Munikanan, Marhani Midin, Tuti Iryani Mohd Daud, Riana Abdul Rahim, Abdul Kadir Abu Bakar, Nik Ruzyanei Nik Jaafar, Hatta Sidi, Najwa Baharuddin
OBJECTIVE: To understand the needs of patients with schizophrenia for recovery, this study examined the type and level of social support and its association with quality of life (QOL) among this group of patients in the city of Kuala Lumpur. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 160 individuals with schizophrenia receiving community psychiatric services in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). The WHOQOL-BREF, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) were used to assess QOL, severity of symptoms and social support, respectively...
May 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340611/an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-on-the-impact-of-education-on-perception-of-stigma-by-chinese-patients-with-schizophrenia
#11
Zhibin Ren, Heqiu Wang, Bin Feng, Chenyu Gu, Yongchun Ma, Hong Chen, Bingling Li, Lanying Liu
BACKGROUND: Stigma is a major issue across various society and cultures, and few studies focus on the perception of stigma by Chinese patients with schizophrenia. In the current cross-sectional study, we sought to assess the extent of internalized stigma among outpatients with schizophrenia in China and to investigate whether education level correlated with the experience of stigma. METHODS: Outpatients with schizophrenia were evaluated using the brief psychosis rating scale (BPRS), the positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS), the clinical global impression-severity of illness (CGI-SI) scale and the Stigma Scale for Mental Illness (SSMI 2C)...
June 30, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333365/clozapine-combined-with-different-antipsychotic-drugs-for-treatment-resistant-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Sarah Barber, Uwaila Olotu, Martina Corsi, Andrea Cipriani
BACKGROUND: Between 40% and 70% of people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia do not respond to clozapine, despite adequate blood levels. For these people, a number of treatment strategies have emerged, including the prescription of a second anti-psychotic drug in combination with clozapine. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical effects of various clozapine combination strategies with antipsychotic drugs in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia both in terms of efficacy and tolerability...
March 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320164/impact-of-stn-dbs-on-mood-drive-anhedonia-and-risk-of-psychiatric-side-effects-in-the-population-of-pd-patients
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Anna Antosik-Wójcińska, Łukasz Święcicki, Monika Dominiak, Emilia Sołtan, Przemyslaw Bieńkowski, Tomasz Mandat
BACKGROUND: DBS is a surgical method of choice for various movement disorders, especially for Parkinson's disease (PD). Many publications showing improvement in motor symptoms and quality of life have been presented while there is little comprehensive research evaluation of the impact of DBS on mental state and psychiatric side-effects. OBJECT: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of DBS on mood, drive, anhedonia and psychotic symptoms in the group of PD patients...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319591/psychopathological-assessment-of-risk-of-restraint-in-acute-psychiatric-patients
#14
Federico Dazzi, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Michele Di Nunzio, Valeria Trincia, Gabriella Scifoni, Giuseppe Ducci
The study aims to identify independent predictors of physical restraint in acute psychiatric patients and to determine the predictive power of a risk assessment model centered on psychopathological dimensions. We included 1552 patients admitted to a psychiatric intensive care unit over a 5-year period. Patients were rated on the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS-E) at admission. Principal axis factoring (PAF) with varimax rotation was performed on BPRS-E items to identify psychopathological factors. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291691/explanatory-model-of-illness-of-the-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-the-role-of-educational-intervention
#15
Naila Riaz Awan, Syeda Farhana Jehangir, Muhammad Irfan, Farooq Naeem, Saeed Farooq
This randomized controlled trial was conducted at Department of Psychiatry, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar from February to August 2015 to explore beliefs and concepts of patients with schizophrenia about their illness and to find out the effectiveness of structured educational intervention in changing the explanatory models of illness of the patients and in their symptoms reduction. One hundred and three patients were recruited in the trial who were randomly assigned to two groups i.e., Experimental (n=53) and Control i...
March 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280343/efficacy-and-safety-of-olanzapine-fluoxetine-combination-in-the-treatment-of-treatment-resistant-depression-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
Shuxin Luan, Hongquan Wan, Shijun Wang, He Li, Baogang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Whether olanzapine/fluoxetine combination (OFC) is superior to olanzapine or fluoxetine monotherapy in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) remains controversial. Thus, we conducted this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the efficacy and safety of OFC with olanzapine or fluoxetine monotherapy for patients with TRD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RCTs published in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the ClinicalTrials...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278537/paliperidone-long-acting-plasma-level-monitoring-and-a-new-method-of-evaluation-of-clinical-stability
#17
Massimo Carlo Mauri, Silvia Paletta, Chiara Di Pace, Alessandra Reggiori, Chiara Rovera, Alessio Fiorentini, Carlo Alfredo Altamura
The second generation long-acting antipsychotics can be a pharmacologic strategy, both in the early phase of illness and in the case of low compliance. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and tolerability of one monthly injection of paliperidone palmitate (PP1M), paliperidone plasma levels (PLs), and the clinical outcome. 21 outpatients, affected by Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder, were recruited. PP1M started with 150 mg on day 1 and 100 mg on day 8. Following patients were given a dosage ranging from 50 mg to 150 mg every 28 days...
March 9, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277565/pharmacogenetic-analysis-of-functional-glutamate-system-gene-variants-and-clinical-response-to-clozapine
#18
Danielle L Taylor, Arun K Tiwari, Jeffrey A Lieberman, Steven G Potkin, Herbert Y Meltzer, Joanne Knight, Gary Remington, Daniel J Müller, James L Kennedy
Altered glutamate neurotransmission is implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia (SCZ) and the pharmacogenetics of response to clozapine (CLZ), which is the drug of choice for treatment-resistant SCZ. Response to antipsychotic therapy is highly variable, although twin studies suggest a genetic component. We investigated the association of 10 glutamate system gene variants with CLZ response using standard genotyping procedures. GRM2 (rs4067 and rs2518461), SLC1A2 (rs4354668, rs4534557, and rs2901534), SLC6A9 (rs12037805, rs1978195, and rs16831558), GRIA1 (rs2195450), and GAD1 (rs3749034) were typed in 163 European SCZ/schizoaffective disorder patients deemed resistant or intolerant to previous pharmacotherapy...
February 2017: Molecular Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274298/treatment-decision-making-capacity-in-non-consensual-psychiatric-treatment-a-multicentre-study
#19
G Mandarelli, F Carabellese, G Parmigiani, F Bernardini, L Pauselli, R Quartesan, R Catanesi, S Ferracuti
AIMS: To evaluate treatment decision-making capacity (DMC) to consent to psychiatric treatment in involuntarily committed patients and to further investigate possible associations with clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of patients. METHODS: 131 involuntarily hospitalised patients were recruited in three university hospitals. Mental capacity to consent to treatment was measured with the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Treatment (MacCAT-T); psychiatric symptoms severity (Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, BPRS-E) and cognitive functioning (Mini Mental State Examination, MMSE) were also assessed...
March 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260128/expressed-emotion-and-the-course-of-schizophrenia-in-pakistan
#20
Sarosh Sadiq, Kausar Suhail, John Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
PURPOSE: Aim of the study is to evaluate the predictive power of Expressed Emotion in Schizophrenia relapse in Pakistan. METHOD: A longitudinal study was conducted comprising 53 in-patients' sample diagnosed with Schizophrenia and their 101 key carers. Participants fulfilled DSM-IV-TR criteria for Schizophrenia based on Structural Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV diagnosis. Symptomatic status was measured through Brief Psychiatric Rating Scales-Expanded (BPRS-E)...
March 4, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
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