Monthly Archives: April 2008

Psychiatric disturbances in CADASIL: a brief review.

Acta Neurol Scand. 2008 Mar 31 [Epub ahead of print] Related Articles, Links Click here to read Psychiatric disturbances in CADASIL: a brief review. Valenti R, Poggesi A, Pescini F, Inzitari D, Pantoni L. Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Florence, Italy. Background – Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is an inherited cerebrovascular disease, clinically characterized by a variable combination of migraine, recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or lacunar strokes, cognitive decline, and mood disturbances. However, the assessment … Continue reading

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Association of Preterm Birth With Long-term Survival, Reproduction, and Next-Generation Preterm Birth

Association of Preterm Birth With Long-term Survival, Reproduction, and Next-Generation Preterm Birth Geeta K. Swamy, MD; Truls Østbye, MD, PhD; Rolv Skjærven, PhD JAMA. 2008;299(12):1429-1436. Context Preterm birth is a major cause of infant morbidity and mortality. Less is known about long-term health among persons born preterm. Objective To determine the long-term effects of preterm birth on survival, reproduction, and next-generation preterm birth. Design, Setting, and Participants Population-based, observational, longitudinal study using registry data from 1 167 506 singleton births in the Medical Birth Registry … Continue reading

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Childhood physical abuse in outpatients with psychosomatic symptoms.

Biopsychosoc Med. 2008 Mar 21;2(1):8 [Epub ahead of print] Related Articles, Links Click here to read Childhood physical abuse in outpatients with psychosomatic symptoms. Handa M, Nukina H, Hosoi M, Kubo C. ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: In Japan and Asia, few studies have been done of physical and sexual abuse. This study was aimed to determine whether a history of childhood physical abuse is associated with anxiety, depression and self-injurious behavior in outpatients with psychosomatic symptoms. METHODS: We divided 564 consecutive new outpatients at the Department of … Continue reading

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