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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144157/the-influence-of-sunlight-exposure-on-hospitalization-in-emergency-psychiatry
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Andrea Aguglia, Antonio Borsotti, Francesco Cuniberti, Gianluca Serafini, Mario Amore, Giuseppe Maina
OBJECTIVE: Environmental conditions during early life may affect individual vulnerability to both physiological changes as well as psychiatric conditions, especially in those with a genetic susceptibility. Among all factors, sunlight exposure intensity has a crucial effect on affecting circadian functions high-risk individuals. A potential explanation of this relation is that excessive sunlight exposure is able to impair biological mechanisms, possibly through the dysregulation of serotonin and/or melatonin production/metabolism...
November 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096914/the-medical-incapacity-hold-a-policy-on-the-involuntary-medical-hospitalization-of-patients-who-lack-decisional-capacity
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Erick H Cheung, Jonathan Heldt, Thomas Strouse, Paul Schneider
BACKGROUND: Medically hospitalized patients who lack decisional capacity may request, demand, or attempt to leave the hospital despite grave risk to themselves. The treating physician in this scenario must determine how to safeguard such patients, including whether to attempt to keep them in the hospital. However, in many jurisdictions, there are no laws that address this matter directly. In this absence, psychiatrists are often called upon to issue an involuntary psychiatric hold (civil commitment) to keep the patient from leaving...
September 21, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089089/-long-and-short-stays-under-asppi-comparison-of-clinical-and-non-clinical-data-from-250-initial-certificates
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A Michel, N Alamowitch, R Gourevitch
BACKGROUND: On July 5, 2011, France introduced a law permitting the involuntary admission of patients considered to be in "imminent danger" into psychiatric care without the consent of the family. This is known as "admission en soins psychiatriques pour péril imminent"(ASPPI). ASPPI authorizes all physicians to hospitalize a patient without his or her consent nor the consent of a third party. This differs from previous measures as only one certificate is needed. The law also requires involuntarily admitted patients to present themselves before a judge specialized in Liberties and Detentions (juge des libertés et des détentions), 12 days following their admission...
October 28, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083114/wise-program-analysis-evaluating-the-first-15%C3%A2-months-of-progress-in-a-novel-treatment-diversion-program-for-women
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Kelly L Coffman, Swati Shivale, Glenn Egan, Victoria Roberts, Peter Ash
Like other counties across the nation, Fulton County, GA, has seen a significant increase in the number of arrests of people with serious mental illness. While Fulton County has accountability courts, some defendants with mental illness are not able to take advantage of these options due to their mental illness rendering them incompetent to understand the expectations required by these courts. The WISE (Women's Initiative for Success with Early Intervention) pilot project created a pathway for incompetent women to be diverted out of jail and into mental health treatment that was faster than the traditional evaluation for competency to stand trial pathway...
October 30, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073939/a-comparison-of-decisions-to-discharge-committed-psychiatric-patients-between-treating-physicians-and-district-psychiatric-committees-an-outcome-study
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Daniel Argo, Igor Barash, Gadi Lubin, Moshe Z Abramowitz
BACKGROUND: The Israel Mental Health Act of 1991 stipulates a process for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (IPH). A patient thus hospitalized may be discharged by either the treating psychiatrist (TP) or the district psychiatric committee (DPC). The decision rendered by the DPC is often at odds with the recommendation of the TP. Although much has been written about the ethical issues of restricting patients' rights and limiting their freedom, far less attention has been devoted to the psychiatric, medical, and social outcome of legal patient discharge against the doctor's recommendation...
October 26, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072191/compulsory-admissions-in-southwest-greece-2010-2011-a-descriptive-report
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M Skokou, P Gouma, P Gourzis
Compulsory admissions represent a significant proportion of psychiatric hospitalizations. A wide variation seems to exist internationally regarding legal frameworks, administrative procedures, detention rates and clinical practice. The aim of the present study is to describe qualitative and quantitative features of compulsory admissions in a large administrative area in southwest Greece, in order to identify targets for future research and possible remediation. Involuntary assessments and admissions in the Department of Psychiatry of the University Hospital of Patras were retrospectively assessed, during a 12-month period, for demographic features and data regarding legal procedures...
July 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066662/dysphagia-management-in-bilateral-frontal-opercular-syndrome-foix-chavany-marie-syndrome
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Thomas Richards, Thomas Tudor Hughes, Jake Moss, Tessa Lomax
An 80-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with acute anarthria and severe dysphagia, characterised by loss of voluntary control of the muscles of facial expression, mastication, bolus manipulation (tongue) and pharyngeal constriction, with relative preservation of involuntary movements. Brain imaging revealed an acute infarct in the left frontal operculum and an area of gliosis consistent with an old infarct in the right frontal operculum. A clinical and radiological diagnosis of bilateral anterior frontal opercular syndrome (Foix-Chavany-Marie-syndrome) was made...
October 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061422/involuntary-admission-and-treatment-experiences-of-persons-with-schizophrenia-implication-for-the-mental-health-care-bill-2016
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Guru S Gowda, Nithin Kondapuram, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Suresh Bada Math
BACKGROUND: Involuntary admission and treatment experiences may affect the attitude of patients toward subsequent treatment and further outcomes. This issue has received relatively less research attention in persons with schizophrenia from developing countries. METHODOLOGY: In this hospital based prospective observational study, involuntary admission, treatment and coercion experiences among 76 persons with schizophrenia, admitted under special circumstances of Mental Health Act -1987 were studied...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048753/medication-errors-at-hospital-admission-and-discharge-in-type-1-and-2-diabetes
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C Breuker, V Macioce, T Mura, Y Audurier, C Boegner, A Jalabert, M Villiet, A Castet-Nicolas, A Avignon, A Sultan
AIMS: To assess the prevalence and characteristics of medication errors at hospital admission and discharge in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and identify potential risk factors for these errors. METHODS: This prospective observational study included all people with Type 1 (n = 163) and Type 2 diabetes (n = 508) admitted to the Diabetology-Department of the University Hospital of Montpellier, France, between 2013 and 2015. Pharmacists conducted medication reconciliation within 24 h of admission and at hospital discharge...
October 19, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044920/co-responding-police-mental-health-programmes-service-user-experiences-and-outcomes-in-a-large-urban-centre
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Denise Lamanna, Gilla K Shapiro, Maritt Kirst, Flora I Matheson, Arash Nakhost, Vicky Stergiopoulos
As police officers are often the first responders to mental health crises, a number of approaches have emerged to support skilled police crisis responses. One such approach is the police-mental health co-responding team model, whereby mental health nurses and police officers jointly respond to mental health crises in the community. In the present mixed-method study, we evaluated outcomes of co-responding team interactions at a large Canadian urban centre by analysing administrative data for 2743 such interactions, and where comparison data were available, compared them to 16 226 police-only team responses...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044699/diabetic-striatopathy-manifesting-as-severe-consciousness-disturbance-with-no-involuntary-movements
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Hiroki Sato, Makoto Hamano, Etsuko Fushimi, Toshiaki Takahashi, Yohei Horikawa, Satoru Horiguchi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic striatopathy, one of the complications of diabetes mellitus, is characterized by involuntary movements, including hemichorea and hemiballismus, and the presence of hyperintense lesions on T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the striatum. CASE REPORT: We present a case of diabetic striatopathy manifesting as severe consciousness disturbance without chorea or ballismus. A 58-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in a state of unconsciousness...
October 17, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032419/objective-assessment-of-the-reliability-of-the-house-brackmann-and-fisch-grading-of-synkinesis
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Verena Meier-Gallati, Henning Scriba
The objective of this paper is to assess synkinesis associated with post paretic voluntary facial movements using the objective OSCAR method and to investigate the correlation between synkinesis and paresis to compare the objective results with the subjective scaling systems of Fisch and House-Brackmann. The development of an objective assessment of synkinesis with the OSCAR method is focused on the clinically most relevant eye-mouth and forehead-mouth synkinetic movements. Thirteen patients with unilateral facial paralysis and synkinesis of the University Hospital Zurich were examined...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983430/evaluating-the-impact-of-policies-to-regulate-involuntary-out-of-network-charges-on-new-jersey-hospitals
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Soeren Mattke, Chapin White, Mark Hanson, Virginia I Kotzias
Policymakers must balance the complex and sometimes conflicting objectives of ensuring access to care, limiting the financial burden on patients, and controlling overall costs. States differ in how they handle involuntary out-of-network charges-i.e., payment for care when a patient does not have the option of selecting a hospital in his or her health plan's network. New Jersey's current regulations emphasize patient protection, in that patients are only responsible for the portion of the cost that they would have incurred for in-network care, and health plans must pay the remainder of the provider's charges...
January 2017: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965809/predictors-of-negative-symptoms-in-the-chronic-phase-of-schizophrenia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Koichiro Fujimaki, Shigeru Toki, Hidehisa Yamashita, Takahiro Oyamada, Shigeto Yamawaki
This study was designed to investigate the relationship between negative symptoms and key indicators for long-term hospital stays among inpatients with schizophrenia. A further aim was to elucidate the clinical determinants of negative symptoms. The following were used as index factors: age, duration of illness, duration of hospitalization, age at onset, years of education, smoking status, body mass index, concentrations of serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, uric acid, QTc interval duration from electrocardiography, dose equivalents of antipsychotic and anticholinergic agents, neurocognitive function, drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms, involuntary movements, and psychiatric symptoms...
September 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954970/effectiveness-of-levodopa-treatment-for-diabetic-chorea-with-reduced-striatal-accumulation-in-dopamine-transporter-spect-a-case-report
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Katsunori Yokoi, Tomoyuki Kazuta, Ryouta Torii, Toshihiro Endo, Amane Araki, Shinichi Terao
We report the case of a 77-year-old woman with diabetic chorea, which presented as hemiballism of the right limbs. Initial blood examination revealed that sugar and hemoglobin A1c levels were 732 mg/dl and 12.2%, respectively. Thus, a diagnosis of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome was made at a previous hospital. Ballism of the right limbs developed after 10 days and progressively worsened. After a month, the patient was admitted to our hospital. Brain MRI (axial T1-weighted imaging) revealed a high-signal-intensity area in the left striatum...
October 27, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952832/prevalence-and-pattern-of-antipsychotic-induced-movement-disorders-in-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nimisha Desai, Parvati B Patel, Sandip Shah, Tejas K Patel, Saurabh N Shah, Ela Vatsala
OBJECTIVES: To assess prevalence and pattern of movement disorders among patients taking antipsychotic medications. METHODS: This cross-sectional, intensive monitoring (patient interview, case record form review and clinical examination) study was conducted in patients taking antipsychotic drugs irrespective of duration for the development of movement disorders. The psychiatrist used Modified Simpson-Angus Scale score (10-item scale), Barnes' rating scale and Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale to diagnose parkinsonism, akathisia and tardive dyskinesia, respectively...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939731/petitioning-for-involuntary-commitment-for-chemical-dependency-by-medical-services
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Ian C Lamoureux, Paul E Schutt, Keith G Rasmussen
Patients who have chemical dependency (CD) are commonly encountered on medical and surgical wards, often for illnesses and injuries sustained as a direct result of their substance abuse. When these patients are repeatedly admitted to the hospital in certain states that provide a legal framework to commit chemically dependent persons to a treatment facility, clinicians often wonder whether they should initiate that process. Should consulting psychiatrists choose to initiate the commitment process, they put into motion a resource-intensive, time-consuming mechanism, with uncertain outcomes, both in the courtroom and at the bedside...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916143/violent-behavior-by-emergency-department-patients-with-an-involuntary-hold-status
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Nancy L Dawson, Christian Lachner, Tyler F Vadeboncoeur, Michael J Maniaci, Veronica Bosworth, Teresa A Rummans, Archana Roy, M Caroline Burton
BACKGROUND: Violence against health care workers has been increasing. Health care workers in emergency departments (EDs) are highly vulnerable because they provide care for patients who may have mental illness, behavioral problems, or substance use disorders (alone or in combination) and who are often evaluated during an involuntary hold. Our objective was to identify factors that may be associated with violent behavior in ED patients during involuntary holds. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients evaluated during an involuntary hold at a suburban acute care hospital ED from January 2014 through November 2015...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887894/interobserver-variation-in-the-diagnosis-of-neurologic-abnormalities-in-the-horse
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W J A Saville, S M Reed, J P Dubey, D E Granstrom, P S Morley, K W Hinchcliff, C W Kohn, T E Wittum, J D Workman
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) relies heavily on the clinical examination. The accurate identification of neurologic signs during a clinical examination is critical to the interpretation of laboratory results. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the level of agreement between board-certified veterinary internists when performing neurologic examinations in horses. ANIMALS: Ninety-seven horses admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at The Ohio State University from December 1997 to June 1998...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860775/a-case-of-paroxysmal-kinesigenic-dyskinesia-which-exhibited-the-phenotype-of-anxiety-disorder
#20
Yasuto Kunii, Nozomu Matsuda, Hirooki Yabe
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) is a rare heritable neurologic disorder characterized by attacks of involuntary movement induced by sudden voluntary movements. No previous reports have described cases showing comorbidity with psychiatric disease or symptoms. In this case, we showed a patient with PKD who exhibited several manifestations of anxiety disorder. CASE: A 35-year-old Japanese man with PKD had been maintained on carbamazepine since he was 16 years of age without any attacks...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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