The Psychometric Properties Of The Bergen–Yale Sex Addiction Scale For The Iranian Population, 2021 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS)
The Psychometric Properties Of The Bergen–Yale Sex Addiction Scale For The Iranian Population, Samaneh Youseflu, Shane W. Kraus, Majid Yousefi Afrashteh, Soudabeh Niroomand
Psychology Faculty Publications
Background: The assessment of sex addiction among different populations requires a valid and reliable tool. Since the Bergen–Yale Sex Addiction Scale (BYSAS) was not available in Iran, this study aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Persian version of the BYSAS. Methods: After translation/back-translation procedure, a total of 756 Iranian men and women completed the BYSAS. The structural validity of this tool was evaluated by exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. An expert panel review also examined content validity of the items. Psychometric properties of the scale including validity, reliability (internal consistency [Cronbach’s alpha]) and test-retest ...
Safety And Efficacy Of Catheter Directed Thrombolysis (Cdt) In Elderly With Pulmonary Embolism (Pe)., Eneida Harrison, Jin Sun Kim, Vladimir Lakhter, Ka U Lio, Rami Alashram, Huaqing Zhao, Rohit Gupta, Maulin Patel, James Harrison, Joseph Panaro, Kerry Mohrien, Riyaz Bashir, Gary Cohen, Gerard Criner, Parth Rali
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Faculty Papers
INTRODUCTION: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common cause for morbidity and mortality in patients over 65 years. Given the increased risk of bleeding in the elderly population with the use of systemic thrombolysis, catheter-directed therapy (CDT) is being increasingly used for the treatment of submassive PE. Nevertheless, the safety of CDT in the elderly population is not well studied. We, therefore, aimed to evaluate the safety of CDT in our elderly patients.
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of consecutive patients aged >65 years with a diagnosis of PE from our Pulmonary Embolism Response Team database. We compared ...
Using A Tablet-Based App To Deliver Evidence-Based Practices For Suicidal Patients In The Emergency Department: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, 2021 Evidence Based Practice Institute, Inc
Using A Tablet-Based App To Deliver Evidence-Based Practices For Suicidal Patients In The Emergency Department: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, Linda A. Dimeff, David A. Jobes, Kelly Koerner, Nadia Kako, Topher Jerome, Angela Kelley-Brimer, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Blair Beadnell, Paul Goering, Suzanne Witterholt, Gabrielle Melin, Vicki Samike, Kathryn M. Schak
University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (EDs) have the potential to provide evidence-based practices for suicide prevention to patients who are acutely suicidal. However, few EDs have adequate time and personnel resources to deliver recommended evidence-based assessment and interventions. To raise the clinical standard of care for patients who are suicidal and seeking psychiatric crisis services in the ED, we developed Jaspr Health, a tablet-based app for direct use by such patients, which enables the delivery of 4 evidence-based practices.
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of Jaspr Health among suicidal adults in EDs.
METHODS: Patients who were ...
Correspondence Between Perceived Pubertal Development And Hormone Levels In 9-10 Year-Olds From The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study., 2021 Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Correspondence Between Perceived Pubertal Development And Hormone Levels In 9-10 Year-Olds From The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study., Megan M Herting, Kristina A Uban, Marybel Robledo Gonzalez, Fiona C Baker, Eric C Kan, Wesley K Thompson, Douglas A Granger, Matthew D Albaugh, Andrey P Anokhin, Kara S Bagot, Marie T Banich, Deanna M Barch, Arielle Baskin-Sommers, Florence J Breslin, B J Casey, Bader Chaarani, Linda Chang, Duncan B Clark, Christine C Cloak, R Todd Constable, Linda B Cottler, Rada K Dagher, Mirella Dapretto, Anthony S Dick, Nico Dosenbach, Gayathri J Dowling, Julie A Dumas, Sarah Edwards, Thomas Ernst, Damien A Fair, Sarah W Feldstein-Ewing, Edward G Freedman, Bernard F Fuemmeler, Hugh Garavan, Dylan G Gee, Jay N Giedd, Paul E A Glaser, Aimee Goldstone, Kevin M Gray, Samuel W Hawes, Andrew C Heath, Mary M Heitzeg, John K Hewitt, Charles J Heyser, Elizabeth A Hoffman, Rebekah S Huber, Marilyn A. Huestis, Luke W Hyde, M Alejandra Infante, Masha Y Ivanova, Joanna Jacobus, Terry L Jernigan, Nicole R Karcher, Angela R Laird, Kimberly H Leblanc, Krista Lisdahl, Monica Luciana, Beatriz Luna, Hermine H Maes, Andrew T Marshall, Michael J Mason, Erin C Mcglade, Amanda S Morris, Bonnie J Nagel, Gretchen N Neigh, Clare E Palmer, Martin P Paulus, Alexandra S Potter, Leon I Puttler, Nishadi Rajapakse, Kristina Rapuano, Gloria Reeves, Perry F Renshaw, Claudiu Schirda, Kenneth J Sher, Chandni Sheth, Paul D Shilling, Lindsay M Squeglia, Matthew T Sutherland, Susan F Tapert, Rachel L Tomko, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Natasha E Wade, Susan R B Weiss, Robert A Zucker, Elizabeth R Sowell
Institute of Emerging Health Professions Faculty Papers
Aim: To examine individual variability between perceived physical features and hormones of pubertal maturation in 9-10-year-old children as a function of sociodemographic characteristics.
Methods: Cross-sectional metrics of puberty were utilized from the baseline assessment of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study—a multi-site sample of 9–10 year-olds (n = 11,875)—and included perceived physical features via the pubertal development scale (PDS) and child salivary hormone levels (dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone in all, and estradiol in females). Multi-level models examined the relationships among sociodemographic measures, physical features, and hormone levels. A group factor analysis (GFA) was implemented to extract latent ...
A Multidisciplinary Approach To Triage Patients With Breast Disease During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Experience From A Tertiary Care Center In The Developing World, Abida K. Sattar, Hania Shahzad, Adnan Abdul Jabbar, Azmina Tajdin Valimohammad, Sadaf Khan, Yasmin Vellani, Romana Idrees, Nasir Ali, Imrana Masroor, Humera Saeed, Gulzar S. Lakhani, Nadia Ayoub, Atif Waqar, Muhammad Zia-Ul Islam, Salman Kirmani, Asad Latif, Syed Ather Enam
Section of General Surgery
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a need to prioritize care because of limitation of resources. Owing to the heterogeneity and high prevalence of breast cancers, the need to prioritize care in this vulnerable population is essential. While various medical societies have published recommendations to manage breast disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, most are focused on the Western world and do not necessarily address the challenges of a resource-limited setting.
Aim: In this article, we describe our institutional approach for prioritizing care for patients presenting with breast disease.
Methods and results: The breast disease management guidelines were developed and approved ...
Implementation Of Mental Health Services In Conflict And Post-Conflict Zones: Lessons From Syria, Mohammad Khalid Hamza, Madelyn J. Hsiao-Rei Hicks
Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors
Objective: We describe the challenges confronted and lessons learned in implementing mental healthcare during the Syrian war to inform effective services for conflict-affected Syrian populations.
Materials and Methods: We searched the academic and gray literature. We draw on the experiences of Syrian-American mental health professionals with nine years of experience providing clinical and programmatic mental healthcare in combat settings, siege, internally displaced person camps, and refugee camps.
Results: Collaboration with nonprofessional personnel was essential due to the shortage of formally trained mental healthcare professionals in Syria. The use of psychological and diagnostic terms increased stigma, whereas asking about the patient ...
Comparing The Trends Of Postpartum Depression Screening Scores During And Before The Covid-19 Pandemic, 2021 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Comparing The Trends Of Postpartum Depression Screening Scores During And Before The Covid-19 Pandemic, Elif S. Duran, Dung Dang, Tony Ogburn
MEDI 9331 Scholarly Activities Clinical Years
Postpartum depression includes major and minor depressive disorders affecting women in the time period after childbirth. The studies reviewed in our literature found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk of postpartum depression for women. Our study location, the Rio Grande Valley is one of the hardest-hit locations by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Our patient population is also one with the higher risk factors for postpartum depression. As such, we are expecting the psychological impact of the pandemic to be even more magnified, and thus, actions need to be taken to support the vulnerable population ...
Risk Factors For Suicide In Bangladesh: Case-Control Psychological Autopsy Study, 2021 Enam Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh
Risk Factors For Suicide In Bangladesh: Case-Control Psychological Autopsy Study, S M Yasir Arafat, M A. Mohit, Mohammad S I. Mullick, Russell Kabir, Murad M. Khan
Department of Psychiatry
Background: Suicide is an important, understudied public health problem in Bangladesh, where risk factors for suicide have not been investigated by case-control psychological autopsy study.
Aims: To identify the major risk factors for suicide in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Methods: We designed a matched case-control psychological autopsy study. We conducted a semi-structured interview with the next-of-kin of 100 individuals who died by suicide and 100 living controls, matched for age, gender and area of residence. The study was conducted from July 2019 to July 2020.
Results: The odds ratios for the risk factors were 15.33 (95% CI, 4.76-49.30) for ...
In Patients With Mild To Moderate Alzheimer’S, Does Music Therapy Help To Decrease Mood Disturbances When Compared To Those Not Participating In Music Therapy?, Lauren Bauer
Introduction: Affecting both memory and cognitive abilities, Alzheimer’s disease is a growing problem as the baby boomer population ages. Clinical trials for new medications fail or are slow going, researchers have sought alternatives to alleviate symptoms for patients of this disease. This paper will address the effect of music therapy on mood disturbance in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Method: A literature search was completed in November of 2019 using PubMed, EBSCO Search, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar. Six articles were chosen based on relevance to the research question, study design, outcome, and results.
Results: Based on review, music ...
The Effects Of Psychological Intervention On Pregnant Women With Elevated Cortisol Levels And Adverse Birth Events, Megan Mellon
Elevated levels of stress, anxiety, and depression during pregnancy are thought to influence cortisol levels. Dysregulations in cortisol, as a byproduct of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, have been associated with preterm birth and adverse birth outcomes. Studies have demonstrated poorer long-term effects of antenatal stress on child neurodevelopment, temperament, and cognition. Psychological interventions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and gratitude have shown to have a positive effect on psychological wellbeing across various populations. The purpose of this literature review was to analyze a collection of randomized-controlled trials to conclude if psychological interventions during pregnancy for women with elevated levels of ...
Prevalence, Incidence And Chronicity Of Child Abuse Among Orphaned, Separated, And Street-Connected Children And Adolescents In Western Kenya: What Is The Impact Of Care Environment?, 2021 Moi University
Prevalence, Incidence And Chronicity Of Child Abuse Among Orphaned, Separated, And Street-Connected Children And Adolescents In Western Kenya: What Is The Impact Of Care Environment?, Samuel Ayaya, Allison Delong, Lonnie Embleton, David Ayuku, Edwin Sang, Joseph Hogan, Allan Kamanda, Lukoye Atwoli, Dominic Makori, Mary A. Ott, Caroline Ombok, Paula Braitstein
Internal Medicine, East Africa
Background: The effect of different types of care environment on orphaned and separated children and adolescents’ (OSCA) experiences of abuse in sub-Saharan Africa is uncertain.
Objective: Our two primary objectives were 1) to compare recent child abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) between OSCA living in institutional environments and those in family-based care; and 2) to understand how recent child abuse among street-connected children and youth compared to these other vulnerable youth populations.
Participants and setting: This project followed a cohort of OSCA in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya (2009–2019). This analysis includes 2393 participants aged 18 years and below, 1017 ...
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Delivered By Nonspecialists For Depression And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Kenyan Hiv–Positive Women Affected By Genderbased Violence: Randomized Controlled Trial, 2021 University of California, San Francisco
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Delivered By Nonspecialists For Depression And Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Kenyan Hiv–Positive Women Affected By Genderbased Violence: Randomized Controlled Trial, Susan M. Meffert, Thomas C. Neylan, Charles E. Mcculloch, Kelly Blum, Craig R. Cohen, Elizabeth Bukusi, Helen Verdel, John C. Markowitz, James G. Kahn, David Bukusi
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East Africa
Background: HIV–positive women suffer a high burden of mental disorders due in part to gender-based violence (GBV). Comorbid depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are typical psychiatric consequences of GBV. Despite attention to the HIV-GBV syndemic, few HIV clinics offer formal mental healthcare. This problem is acute in sub-Saharan Africa, where the world’s majority of HIV–positive women live and prevalence of GBV is high.
Methods and findings: We conducted a randomized controlled trial at an HIV clinic in Kisumu, Kenya. GBV-affected HIV–positive women with both major depressive disorder (MDD) and PTSD were randomized to 12 sessions ...
Sublingual Buprenorphine/Naloxone And Multi-Modal Management For High-Risk Chronic Pain Patients, 2021 West Virginia University
Sublingual Buprenorphine/Naloxone And Multi-Modal Management For High-Risk Chronic Pain Patients, Shane Kaski, Patrick Marshalek, Jeremy Herschler, Sijin Wen, Wanhong Zheng
Faculty & Staff Scholarship
Patients with chronic pain managed with opioid medications are at high risk for opioid overuse or misuse. West Virginia University (WVU) established a High-Risk Pain Clinic to use sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone (bup/nal) plus a multimodal approach to help chronic pain patients with history of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or aberrant drug-related behavior. The objective of this study was to report overall retention rates and indicators of efficacy in pain control from approximately six years of High-Risk Pain Clinic data. A retrospective chart review was conducted for a total of 78 patients who enrolled in the High-Risk Pain Clinic between ...
Mindfulness Based Stress Interventions In Physician Assistant Programs, 2020 James Madison University
Mindfulness Based Stress Interventions In Physician Assistant Programs, Lucas Vance
Physician Assistant Capstones, 2020-current
Mindfulness based interventions (MBI) have been used successfully in a variety of venues from the treatment of chronic pain to reducing stress in the workplace. The benefits of MBI programs that have been studied range from self-reported anxiety, depression, and empathy levels to levels of cortisol1 to amygdala changes seen on magnetic resonance imaging.2 MBI programs have been studied in pre-medical, medical, and graduate schools, as well as, nursing programs, and generalized healthcare cohorts.
Clinical Validation Of Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic Testing And Single-Gene Guidelines In Predicting Psychotropic Medication Blood Levels And Clinical Outcomes In Patients With Depression, 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Clinical Validation Of Combinatorial Pharmacogenomic Testing And Single-Gene Guidelines In Predicting Psychotropic Medication Blood Levels And Clinical Outcomes In Patients With Depression, Anthony J. Rothschild
We evaluated the clinical validity of a combinatorial pharmacogenomic test and single-gene Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines against patient outcomes and medication blood levels to assess their ability to inform prescribing in major depressive disorder (MDD). This is a secondary analysis of the Genomics Used to Improve DEpression Decisions (GUIDED) randomized-controlled trial, which included patients with a diagnosis of MDD, and >/=1 prior medication failure. The ability to predict increased/decreased medication metabolism was validated against blood levels at screening (adjusted for age, sex, smoking status). The ability of predicted gene-drug interactions (pharmacogenomic test) or therapeutic recommendations (single-gene guidelines ...
Clinically Relevant Interactions Between Atypical Antipsychotics And Anti-Infective Agents, 2020 University of Messina, Italy
Clinically Relevant Interactions Between Atypical Antipsychotics And Anti-Infective Agents, Edoardo Spina, Maria Antonietta Barbieri, Giuseppe Cicala, Jose De Leon
Psychiatry Faculty Publications
This is a comprehensive review of the literature on drug interactions (DIs) between atypical antipsychotics and anti-infective agents that focuses on those DIs with the potential to be clinically relevant and classifies them as pharmacokinetic (PK) or pharmacodynamic (PD) DIs. PubMed searches were conducted for each of the atypical antipsychotics and most commonly used anti-infective agents (13 atypical antipsychotics by 61 anti-infective agents/classes leading to 793 individual searches). Additional relevant articles were obtained from citations and from prior review articles written by the authors. Based on prior DI articles and our current understanding of PK and PD mechanism, we ...
Sequential Multiple-Assignment Randomized Trials To Compare Antipsychotic Treatments (Smart-Cat) In First-Episode Schizophrenia Patients: Rationale And Trial Design, 2020 Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Sequential Multiple-Assignment Randomized Trials To Compare Antipsychotic Treatments (Smart-Cat) In First-Episode Schizophrenia Patients: Rationale And Trial Design, Xuan Li, Xiaoduo Fan, Yifeng Xu, Dengtang Liu
Accumulated studies have investigated pharmacological interventions for first-episode schizophrenia (FES) patients. However, studies on subsequent treatment steps, which are essential to guide clinicians, are largely missing. This Sequential Multiple-Assignment Randomized Trials comparing Antipsychotic Treatments (SMART-CAT) program intends to evaluate the effectiveness of commonly used antipsychotic drugs in FES patients. The major goals of this study are to examine: 1) what would be the optimal subsequent sequential treatment if the first antipsychotic drug failed; 2) whether clozapine could be used in those first-trial failed and have superior efficacy compared to other atypical antipsychotics. In this article we will report the detail ...
The Psychiatry Milestones 2.0: How Did We Get From 1.0 To 2.0 And What Can Users Expect?, 2020 University of Kansas
The Psychiatry Milestones 2.0: How Did We Get From 1.0 To 2.0 And What Can Users Expect?, Matthew Macaluso, Mark Kinzie, Deborah Cowley, Lillian J Houston, Sandra Dejong, Furhut Janssen, Adrienne Bentman, Laura Edgar, Brittany Campbell, Lynneice Bowen, Jeffery Aronowitz, Elie Aoun, Patcho Santiago, George Keepers
School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship
Graduate medical education (GME) in psychiatry, like other medical specialties, has been transitioning to competency-based training and assessment. Competency-based medical education was born from a desire to certify physicians based on training outcomes, rather than training inputs such as the amount of time one spends in training . The transition to a focus on training outcomes has been at least 25 years in the making
Retraction Note: Identification Of De Novo Mutations In Prenatal Neurodevelopment-Associated Genes In Schizophrenia In Two Han Chinese Patient-Sibling Family-Based Cohorts (Translational Psychiatry, (2020), 10, 1, (307), 10.1038/S41398-020-00987-Z), 2020 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Retraction Note: Identification Of De Novo Mutations In Prenatal Neurodevelopment-Associated Genes In Schizophrenia In Two Han Chinese Patient-Sibling Family-Based Cohorts (Translational Psychiatry, (2020), 10, 1, (307), 10.1038/S41398-020-00987-Z), Shan Jiang, Daizhan Zhou, Yin Ying Wang, Peilin Jia, Chunling Wan, Xingwang Li, Guang He, Dongmei Cao, Xiaoqian Jiang, Kenneth S. Kendler, Ming Tsuang, Travis Mize, Jain Shing Wu, Yimei Lu, Lin He, Jingchun Chen, Zhongming Zhao, Xiangning Chen
School of Medicine Faculty Publications
© 2020, The Author(s). This article1 has been retracted at the request of Authors Xingwang Li and Lin He. After publication, it was realized that approval to use data from the NSFC-NIH Sino-US cooperation project (Project No. 81361120389) was not obtained from the data owners. Authors Dongmei Cao, Xiangning Chen, Lin He, Kenneth Kendler, Xingwang Li, Travis Mize, Chunling Wan and Jain-Shing Wu agree to this retraction. Authors Shan Jiang, Jingchun Chen and Zongming Zhao do not agree to this retraction. Authors Guang He, Peilin Jia, Xiaoqian Jiang, Yimei Lu, Ming Tsuang, Yin-Ying Wang and Daizhan Zhou did not respond ...
Neuropsychiatric Presentation Of Covid-19: A Case Report Of Disinhibition In An Acute Sars-Cov-2 Infection, 2020 Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Neuropsychiatric Presentation Of Covid-19: A Case Report Of Disinhibition In An Acute Sars-Cov-2 Infection, I. Jack Abramson, Kristy A. Fisher, Clara V. Alvarez, Jacqueline Horan Fisher
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral infection is notable for a high degree of symptom diversity. Emerging evidence suggests viral invasion of the central nervous system; therefore, serious neurological and psychiatric manifestations are anticipated. We present the case of a 67-year-old male physician with a history of stable Bipolar Disorder for decades, hospitalized for persistent COVID-19 symptoms with documented positive serology, who presented with new and acute onset neuropsychiatric symptoms of disinhibition proximate the viral infection. We postulate neuroinvasion as the putative origin of the patient’s psychiatric instability. Further investigation is needed to expand upon our understanding of ...