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Examining the Mental Health Needs of Adults With Self-Reported CKD

Aug 18, 2022

Data indicate that patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and comorbid mental illnesses have higher risks of death and hospitalization and a more rapid progression toward kidney failure than those...

Assessing the Association Between Vitiligo & Mental Health

Jul 27, 2022

It’s essential for physicians to consider the psychological effects on patients with vitiligo in addition to the physiological elements of the disease. Vitiligo, a chronic condition character...

Anxiety & Depression in COPD Not Adequately Treated

Jun 20, 2022

Anxiety and depressive symptoms, although common in patients with COPD, are not frequently assessed, identified, and treated in this patient population. “Comorbid anxiety and depressive sympt...

Improving Suicide Risk Screening to Help Identify Patients at Highest Risk

Dec 17, 2021

“Suicide risk screening in primary care results in very high false positive rates, according to previous research,” explains Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP. “More than 95% of patients who screen pos...

Depression Linked With Risks of Vascular Disease & Mortality in MS

Oct 11, 2021

“Depression is the most frequent comorbidity for people with MS, affecting more than 20% of this patient population,” explains Raffaele Palladino, MD, PhD. “In addition, depression is associated...

Smartphone App for Patients With Psoriasis Proves Beneficial

Sep 24, 2021

“eHealth devices are becoming increasingly popular among dermatologists and their patients,” according to Astrid Schmieder, MD, PhD. “There are many smartphone applications available for managin...

Examining Why Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C Drink Alcohol

Jun 23, 2021

The burden of chronic liver disease in the United States is substantial, affecting about 4.5 million American adults, according to recent data. The end result of chronic liver disease is cirrhosis, wh...

Heart-focused breathing and perceptions of burden in Alzheimer's caregivers: An online randomized controlled pilot study.

Mar 01, 2021

Informal caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) often experience high stress and reduced wellbeing and quality of life. HeartMath's Heart Lock-In® technique has been shown to reduce str...

Association between Stroop tasks and heart rate variability features in patients with somatic symptom disorder.

Feb 25, 2021

Patients with somatic symptom disorder (SSD) may have declined parasympathetic activity and selective attention to negative information. We combined Stroop tasks and heart rate variability (HRV) measu...

Ecological momentary assessment as a measurement tool in depression trials.

Feb 25, 2021

We used ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to track symptoms during a clinical trial. Thirty-six participants with major depressive disorder (MDD) and MADRS scores ≥20 were enrolled in a nonrando...

Evaluation of children's pain expression and behavior using audio visual distraction.

Feb 25, 2021

Dental anxiety distresses children and their families with consequent poor oral health and costly pediatric dental services. Children's behaviors could be modified using a distraction technique for im...

Effects of art-based mandala intervention on distress and anxiety in cancer patients.

Feb 18, 2021

This study was planned to determine the effect of art-based mandala intervention on the distress and anxiety experienced by cancer patients.This semi-experimental study with a single group pretest-pos...

Vertical-junction photodiodes for smaller pixels in retinal prostheses.

Feb 18, 2021

To restore central vision in patients with atrophic age-related macular degeneration, we replace the lost photoreceptors with photovoltaic pixels, which convert light into current and stimulate the se...

Use of Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose as a Hemostatic Agent in Neurosurgery: Appraisals and Recommendations to Prevent Postoperative Complications and Facilitate Follow-Up.

Feb 18, 2021

Neurosurgical hemostasis can be performed with bipolar coagulation and with the support of several dedicated biomaterials including oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC; e.g., Surgicel®, Johnson &...

Sleep quality trajectories from head and neck cancer diagnosis to six months after treatment.

Feb 15, 2021

Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) often report disturbances in their sleep quality, impairing their quality of life. This study aims to examine the trajectories of sleep quality from diagnosis ...

Decision-making in single and multiple-screen CCTV surveillance.

Feb 15, 2021

One task of CCTV operation is to decide whether footage shown in videos depicts criminal behaviour, or allows a viewer to predict its occurrence. An increasing prevalence of cameras in the world, mean...

Correlation between depression and quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Feb 15, 2021

To understand the distribution of Parkinson's disease questionnaire-39 (PDQ-39) scores in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with or without depression, and to analyze the factors that influence the qu...

Serotonin 2A receptor polymorphism rs3803189 mediated by dynamics of default mode network: a potential biomarker for antidepressant early response.

Feb 08, 2021

Serotonin 2A receptors (HTR2A) play a crucial role in the therapeutic response to antidepressant. The activity of serotonergic system could modulate the connectivity of the default mode network (DMN) ...

Responses of people with epilepsy to the COVID-19 pandemic in the time of national lockdown.

Feb 08, 2021

The aim of our study was to gather information on how people with epilepsy (PwE) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic during the national lockdown. An online questionnaire was therefore offered to the v...

The Effect of Lavender Oil on Perioperative Pain, Anxiety, Depression, and Sleep after Microvascular Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective, Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial.

Feb 08, 2021

 Psychosocial distress, depression, or anxiety can occur in up to 50% of women after a breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy. The purpose of this study was to assess the potential benefit of lavend...