Monthly Archives: April 2007

Psychiatric comorbidity and suicide risk in adolescents with chronic daily headache

  Worried and unwell: Panic and migraine are highly comorbid, in Taiwan too.      NEUROLOGY 2007;68:1468-1473© 2007 American Academy of Neurology Psychiatric comorbidity and suicide risk in adolescents with chronic daily headache Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD, Kai-Dih Juang, MD, Jong-Ling Fuh, MD and Shiang-Ru Lu, MD From the Departments of Neurology (S.-J.W., J.-L.F.) and Psychiatry (K.-D.J.), National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei; Neurological Institute (S.-J.W., J.-L.F.), Taipei Veterans General Hospital; and the Department of Neurology (S.-R.L.), Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Address … Continue reading

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Tai chi chuan exercise decreases A1C levels along with increase of regulatory T-cells and decrease of cytotoxic T-cell population in type 2 diabetic patients

  Diabetes Care. 2007 Mar;30(3):716-8. Related Articles, Links  Tai chi chuan exercise decreases A1C levels along with increase of regulatory T-cells and decrease of cytotoxic T-cell population in type 2 diabetic patients. Yeh SH, Chuang H, Lin LW, Hsiao CY, Wang PW, Yang KD. Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Publication Types: Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t PMID: 17327347 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Relation between headache in childhood and physical and psychiatric symptoms in adulthood: national birth cohort study

  BMJ. 2001 May 12;322(7295):1145. Cited Articles, Free in PMC, LinkOut Relation between headache in childhood and physical and psychiatric symptoms in adulthood: national birth cohort study. Fearon P, Hotopf M. Institute of Psychiatry and Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s School of Medicine, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF. p.fearon@iop.kcl.ac.uk OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the associations between frequent headache and psychosocial factors in childhood and to determine whether such children are at an increased risk of headache, multiple physical symptoms, and psychiatric symptoms in adulthood. DESIGN: Population … Continue reading

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Psychosocial adjustment and physical health of children living with maternal chronic pain

Speaking of epigenetics (see review below). See also the excellent prospective study on childhood headache by Fearon&Hotopf, above. J Paediatr Child Health. 2007 Apr;43(4):262-70. Related Articles, Links Psychosocial adjustment and physical health of children living with maternal chronic pain. Evans S, Keenan TR, Shipton EA. Department of Health and Social Care, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Aim: There is limited research examining the functioning of children living with parental chronic pain and illness. The aim of this study was to examine the psychosocial adjustment and … Continue reading

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Surgical management of neck and low back pain

Neurol Clin. 2007 May;25(2):507-22. Related Articles, Links  Surgical management of neck and low back pain. Krishnaney AA, Park J, Benzel EC. Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health and Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave., S-80, Cleveland, OH 44195-001, USA. Surgical intervention for neck pain and low back pain may be of benefit to some patients. It should be considered, however, only in cases where medical management has failed and there is a clearly identifiable anatomic lesion that likely is … Continue reading

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Epigenetic regulation in psychiatric disorders

Environmental impact actually important.   Nature Reviews Neuroscience 8, 355-367 (May 2007) | doi:10.1038/nrn2132 Epigenetic regulation in psychiatric disorders Nadia Tsankova1, William Renthal1, Arvind Kumar1 & Eric J. Nestler1  About the authors Top of page Abstract Many neurological and most psychiatric disorders are not due to mutations in a single gene; rather, they involve molecular disturbances entailing multiple genes and signals that control their expression. Recent research has demonstrated that complex ‘epigenetic’ mechanisms, which regulate gene activity without altering the DNA code, have long-lasting effects … Continue reading

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Didgeridoo playing as alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: randomised controlled trial

See my comments on this in the full text version.     BMJ. 2006 Feb 4;332(7536):266-70. Epub 2005 Dec 23. Related Articles, Cited Articles, Free in PMC, LinkOut   Didgeridoo playing as alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: randomised controlled trial. Puhan MA, Suarez A, Lo Cascio C, Zahn A, Heitz M, Braendli O. Horten Centre, University of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of didgeridoo playing on daytime sleepiness and other outcomes related to sleep by reducing collapsibility of the upper … Continue reading

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An investigation into the acute and long-term effects of selected yogic postures on fasting and postprandial glycemia and insulinemia in healthy young subjects

An investigation into the acute and long-term effects of selected yogic postures on fasting and postprandial glycemia and insulinemia in healthy young subjects Alternatives (or complements?) to Glucophage? Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2005 Jul-Sep;49(3):319-24. Related Articles,Links An investigation into the acute and long-term effects of selected yogic postures on fasting and postprandial glycemia and insulinemia in healthy young subjects. Manjunatha S, Vempati RP, Ghosh D, Bijlani RL. Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The study was conducted to examine the … Continue reading

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An exploration of associations between separation anxiety in childhood and complicated grief in later life

Early vulnerability, many years later. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2006 Feb;194(2):121-3. Related Articles,Links An exploration of associations between separation anxiety in childhood and complicated grief in later life. Vanderwerker LC, Jacobs SC, Parkes CM, Prigerson HG. Center for Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 022115, USA. Recent studies have suggested that the vulnerability to complicated grief (CG) may be rooted in insecure attachment styles developed in childhood. The aim … Continue reading

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Panic and fear induced by deep brain stimulation

 Panic and fear induced by deep brain stimulation J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2006 Mar;77(3):410-2. Related Articles,Links Panic and fear induced by deep brain stimulation. Shapira NA, Okun MS, Wint D, Foote KD, Byars JA, Bowers D, Springer US, Lang PJ, Greenberg BD, Haber SN, Goodman WK. Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. BACKGROUND: Mood, cognitive, and behavioural changes have been reported with deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the thalamus, globus pallidus interna, and anterior limb of the internal capsule/nucleus accumbens region. OBJECTIVE: … Continue reading

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Antidepressant-like effect of magnetic resonance imaging-based stimulation in mice

Antidepressant-like effect of magnetic resonance imaging-based stimulation in mice. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Mar 30;31(2):503-9. Epub 2007 Jan 10. Related Articles,Links Rokni-Yazdi H, Sotoudeh H, Akhondzadeh S, Sotoudeh E, Asadi H, Shakiba M. Department of Radiology and Imaging, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran 14197-33141, Iran. rokniyaz@sina.tums.ac.ir INTRODUCTION: It has been reported that a novel type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan called echo planar magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (EP-MRSI) may show antidepressant effects. We examined whether the … Continue reading

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Neuropsychiatric consequences of traumatic brain injury: A comparison between two age groups

Brain Inj. 2007 Mar;21(3):301-7. Related Articles,Links Neuropsychiatric consequences of traumatic brain injury: A comparison between two age groups. Deb S, Burns J. Division of Neuropsychiatry, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, University of Birmingham. Birmingham. UK. Background: Neurobehavioural symptoms and certain psychiatric disorders are common after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Relatively few studies have investigated the effect of age upon these outcomes. Aim: Our aim was to compare the rates of neurobehavioural symptoms and psychiatric disorders between 18-65 year old and over 65 year old patients … Continue reading

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