Monthly Archives: May 2013

NBA Releases Summary of its Concussion Policy

By Brett Pollakoff May 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT from www.nbcsports.com The NBA has had a concussion policy in place for the past 18 months, and while all teams have been made aware of the details, they haven’t been publicly available until now. With the recent concussion that kept George Hillout of the Pacers’ Game 5 loss to the Knicks (and may sideline him even longer), Mike Wells of theIndianapolis Star requested the policy from the league, and he was provided with a summary. You can read the entire thing for yourself below, … Continue reading

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Concussion epidemic linked to underreported US military suicide – study

New research suggests a link between concussions and suicide in the US military, two frighteningly common issues that the Armed Forces have struggled to explain and curtail since rates started soaring 12 years ago. Earlier this year the military released data showing that active duty service members are taking their own lives more frequently than ever before. There were 349 suicides among active duty military personnel in 2012, averaging just fewer than one per day. There are now more suicides than combat deaths. This was … Continue reading

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North Shore-Lenox Hill Hospital Neurology Grand Rounds on May 21, 2013 Topic: Panic, Separation Anxiety, Suffocation False Alarms and Endogenous Opioids: How panic research can inform clinical neurology.

I will be giving North Shore-Lenox Hill Hospital Neurology Grand Rounds on May 21, 2013 – all invited! Topic:    Panic, Separation Anxiety, Suffocation False Alarms and Endogenous Opioids: How panic research can inform clinical neurology.  Speaker:  Maurice Preter, MD Date:          5/21/2013 Time:    8:30-9:30 AM                  Location:  2nd Floor Achelis Conference Room [PDF is here: North Shore flyer may 21] Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to: 1) Understand research on panic and separation anxiety 2) Be able to apply … Continue reading

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Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure and cognitive outcomes at age 6 years (NEAD study): a prospective observational study : The Lancet Neurology

The Lancet Neurology, Volume 12, Issue 3, Pages 244 – 252, March 2013 Published Online: 23 January 2013 Fetal antiepileptic drug exposure and cognitive outcomes at age 6 years (NEAD study): a prospective observational study Prof Kimford J Meador MD a Corresponding AuthorEmail Address, Gus A Baker PhD b, Nancy Browning PhD c, Morris J Cohen EdD d, Rebecca L Bromley PhD e, Jill Clayton-Smith MD f, Laura A Kalayjian MD g, Andres Kanner MD h, Joyce D Liporace MD i, Page B Pennell MD … Continue reading

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Job creation (paying jobs, that is) anyone? Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010

Job creation (paying jobs, that is) anyone? From the CDC: Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010. Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010 Weekly May 3, 2013 / 62(17);321-325 Suicide is an increasing public health concern. In 2009, the number of deaths from suicide surpassed the number of deaths from motor vehicle crashes in the United States (1). Traditionally, suicide prevention efforts have been focused mostly on youths and older adults, but recent evidence suggests that there have … Continue reading

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JAMA Internal Medicine | Perioperative Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Risks for Adverse Outcomes of SurgeryPerioperative SSRI Use and Adverse Outcome Risk

Full Content is available to subscribers Subscribe/Learn More Original Investigation | ONLINE FIRST Perioperative Use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Risks for Adverse Outcomes of Surgery Andrew D. Auerbach, MD, MPH; Eric Vittinghoff, PhD; Judith Maselli, MSPH; Penelope S. Pekow, PhD; John Q. Young, MD; Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MS JAMA Intern Med. 2013;():1-7. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.714. Text Size: A A A Published online April 29, 2013 Article Tables References Comments ABSTRACT ABSTRACT | METHODS | RESULTS | DISCUSSION | AUTHOR INFORMATION | REFERENCES Importance  Single-site studies … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities to misinformation in online pharmaceutical marketing

Vulnerabilities to misinformation in online pharmaceutical marketing   Julian De Freitas1 Brian A Falls2 Omar S Haque3 Harold J Bursztajn4⇑ 1Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA 2Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02169, USA 3Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02138, USA 4Department of Psychiatry, Program in Psychiatry and the Law at BIDMC Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02138, USA Correspondence to: Harold J Bursztajn. Email: harold_bursztajn@hms.harvard.edu   … Continue reading

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Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia.

Review article Late-life depression and risk of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of community-based cohort studies Breno S. Diniz, Meryl A. Butters, Steven M. Albert, Mary Amanda Dew and Charles F. Reynolds 3rd + Author Affiliations Breno S. Diniz, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA, and Department of Mental Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Meryl A. Butters, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA; … Continue reading

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Adults with depression and who take specific anti-depressants more likely to develop C. difficile

Interesting applied psychoimmunology study. Apparently depressed people’s guts don’t watch direct-to-consumer chemical-imbalance ads. Here is the abstract. Depression, antidepressant medications, and risk of Clostridium difficile infection Mary A M Rogers1*, M Todd Greene1, Vincent B Young1, Sanjay Saint1,2, Kenneth M Langa1,2, John Y Kao1 and David M Aronoff1 * Corresponding author: Mary A M Rogers maryroge@umich.edu Author Affiliations For all author emails, please log on.   BMC Medicine 2013, 11:121 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-121 Published: 7 May 2013   Abstract Background An ancillary finding in previous research has suggested … Continue reading

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