Abstract: Objective: Monitoring PTSD symptoms after a traumatic injury is beneficial for patients and providers. Text messages can be used to automatically monitor symptoms and impose minimal burden to patients and providers. The present study piloted such a strategy with traumatic injury patients.Method: An automated daily text message was piloted to evaluate PTSD symptoms after discharge from the hospital.
Abstract: Objective: Cretzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive spongiform disease of the central nervous system. Psychiatric symptoms, though considered rare, can be the presenting symptoms of CJD and impose diagnosis difficulties. We reviewed prospectively our database to identify the frequency of psychiatric symptoms as identifying symptoms among our community.Metods: We included all patients in Sheba Medical Center who were diagnosed with CJD between the years 2006 – 2012.
Abstract: Background: The aim was to measure symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with bronchiectasis and evaluate their relationship with a Mediterranean diet.Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited patients with bronchiectasis at four Spanish centers. Patients completed the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) and the Mediterranean diet questionnaire (Predimed). Demographic, health and outcome data were recorded from medical charts
Abstract: Objective: Depression is common in cancer patients but frequently undetected. Consensus regarding validity and optimal thresholds of screening measures is lacking.
Abstract: Objective: This study assessed the role of self-reported facial scar severity as a possible influencing factor on self-esteem and depressive symptoms in patients with facial burns.Method: A prospective multicentre cohort study with a 6 months follow-up was conducted including 132 patients with facial burns. Patients completed the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale, the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Structural Equation Modeling was used to assess the relations between depressive symptoms, self-esteem and scar severity.Results: The model showed that patient-rated facial scar severity was not predictive for self-esteem and depressive symptoms six months post-burn
Abstract: Background: There is lack of information of the hospital costs related to depression. Here, we compare the costs associated with general hospital admissions over 2 years between older men with and without a documented past history of depression.Methods: A community-based cohort of older men living in Perth, Western Australia, was assessed at baseline between 2001 and 2004 and followed up for 2 years by prospective data linkage. The participants were selected randomly from the Australia electoral roll
Abstract: Aim: To assess the incidence, prevalence, risk factors and outcome of delirium in patients admitted to a cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital.Methods: Three hundred nine consecutive patients admitted to a 22-bed coronary care unit were screened for presence of delirium by using Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU), and those found positive on CAM-ICU were further evaluated by a psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis of delirium as per DSM-IV-TR criteria. Patients were also evaluated for the risk factors for delirium and outcome of delirium.Results: Incidence rate of delirium was 9.27%, and prevalence rate was 18.77%. The risk factors identified for delirium in binary logistic regression analysis were hypokalemia, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score, presence of cognitive deficits, receiving more than three medications, sepsis, hyponatremia, presence of cardiogenic shock, having undergone coronary artery bypass grafting, left ventricular ejection fraction
Abstract: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune thyroiditis that occurs frequently in middle-aged women. To date, there is no formally reported association between acute mania and hypothyroidism due to HT. We report a case of acute mania associated with hypothyroidism resulting from HT.
Abstract: Many patients with Huntington’s disease (HD) develop psychiatric symptoms such as depression and psychosis. For severe symptoms, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be a valuable treatment.
Abstract: Objective: There are no studies investigating the efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy in primary fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). We conducted a randomized controlled trial evaluating an adapted form of individual short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (ASTPP) versus primary care management (TAU). The study focused on FMS patients with psychiatric comorbidity.Methods: Forty-six female patients with FMS and an International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision diagnosis of a comorbid depression or anxiety disorder were recruited in a hospital setting