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Crowdsourcing Diagnosis for Patients With Undiagnosed Illnesses: An Evaluation of CrowdMed

Crowdsourcing Diagnosis for Patients With Undiagnosed Illnesses: An Evaluation of CrowdMed http://www.jmir.org/2016/1/e12/   Ashley N.D Meyer1,2, PhD ; Christopher A Longhurst3, MD, MS ; Hardeep Singh1,2, MD, MPH  1Houston Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Health Services Research and Development, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, United States 2Section of Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States 3Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States Corresponding Author: … Continue reading

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Preter Klein Panic disorder theory now available on PubMed Central (PMC)

[nihms] Manuscript #585187: Your manuscript is available in PMC Dear Maurice Preter, Manuscript NIHMS585187 (“Lifelong opioidergic vulnerability through early life separation: A recent extension of the false suffocation alarm theory of panic disorder”) has been loaded into PubMed Central (PMC) and made available for public access: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4195810 The submission process for this manuscript is now complete. We encourage you to make further manuscript submissions as they become eligible. As always, please feel free to contact the NIHMS Help Desk with any questions at http://www.nihms.nih.gov/db/sub.cgi?page=email. Thank you … Continue reading

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Association of Childhood Adversities and Early-Onset Mental Disorders With Adult-Onset Chronic Physical Conditions

Important paper on childhood adversities an adult-age chronic medical conditions, published just before our study on endogenous opioid dysregulation after early childhood adversity in psychiatrically and physically “healthy” adults.   Archives of General Psychiatry August 2011, Vol 68, No. 8 > < Previous ArticleNext Article > Original Article | Aug 2011 Association of Childhood Adversities and Early-Onset Mental Disorders With Adult-Onset Chronic Physical Conditions Kate M. Scott, PhD; Michael Von Korff, ScD; Matthias C. Angermeyer, MD, PhD; Corina Benjet, PhD; Ronny Bruffaerts, PhD; Giovanni de Girolamo, MD; Josep Maria Haro, MD, MPH, … Continue reading

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Maurice Preter MD and Donald F. Klein, MD, DSc: Lifelong opioidergic vulnerability through early life separation: A recent extension of the false suffocation alarm theory of panic disorder.

“[…W]e objectively, experimentally showed a physiological link between endogenous opioid system deficiency and panic-like suffocation sensitivity in healthy adults. This is consonant with the expanded Suffocation-False Alarm Theory of panic suggesting an episodic functional endogenous opioid deficit (Preter and Klein, 1998). The specificity of the naloxone + lactate model of clinical panic should be tested using specific anti-panic components, possibly including opioidergic mixed agonist-antagonists such as buprenorphine. If specific, the naloxone + lactate effect in normal humans affords a screening method for testing putative anti-panic drugs which is currently not available. This could obviate the experimental treatment of panic disorder patients in drug development.
Our data also show for the first time that actual separations and losses during childhood, such parental death, parental separation or divorce (CPL), effect lifelong alterations in the physiological reactivity of the endogenous opioid system of healthy adults.
This result encourages epigenetic inquiry into the effects of CPL on endogenous opioid systems, and their role in resilience under extreme stress. In addition, a redefinition of what constitutes a (truly) healthy control in clinical research protocols may be called for.” Continue reading

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Metabolic features of the cell danger response. [Mitochondrion. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

This is a really exciting integrative paper on the (clinically and heuristically relevant) hot topic du jour: Inflammation.  I came across it when I was researching Tourette’s syndrome and inflammation – am seeing increasing numbers of patients without a good explanation for their symptom exacerbation, with respiratory disease and low Vitamin D levels. Mitochondrion. 2013 Aug 24. pii: S1567-7249(13)00239-0. doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2013.08.006. [Epub ahead of print] Metabolic features of the cell danger response. Naviaux RK. Author information Abstract The cell danger response (CDR) is the evolutionarily … Continue reading

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Exercise’s Psychological & Physical Effects on Health, Disorders, & Quality of Life

Meta-Analyses: Exercise’s Psychological & Physical Effects on Health, Disorders, & Quality of Life. Another gem from Dr. Ken Pope’s web site.    

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Panic, Separation Anxiety, Suffocation False Alarms and Endogenous Opioids: Can panic research inform clinical neurology? October 9, 2013 Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

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Invitation to my Grand Rounds Talk at Mount Sinai, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 8am

Please join us for our next Neurology Grand Rounds on Wednesday, October 9th at 8 AM in Davis Auditorium (Hess Center for Science and Medicine) at 1470 Madison Ave between 101st and 102nd streets. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 AM so please feel free to arrive early.

Title: “Panic, Separation Anxiety, Suffocation False Alarms and Endogenous Opioids: Can panic research inform clinical neurology?”

Presenter: Dr. Maurice Preter, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,
Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons;
Associate Professor of Neurology (Adj.),
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
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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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