Commentary: Behavioral Interventions for Patients with Major Depression and Severe COPD
In the coming decade as the fee-for-service model of healthcare financing wanes, primary care physician incomes are expected to expand at the expense of hospitals and specialists whose profitability is based on remuneration for tests and procedures. This assumes that enhanced primary care will be able to modify the cost of care by reducing hospitalizations, length of stay in nursing and rehabilitation facilities, emergency department visits, and the frequency of diagnostic testing. Medical conditions whose costs are judged to be the most modifiable include obstructive chronic pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, back pain and arthritis.
Authors: Chu Y, Ge W, Wang X Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. The present study investigated the effects of miR-448 on the progression of neuropathic pain in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve. Reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction was conducted to detect the gene expression. The paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) and paw withdrawal latency (PWL) were used to assess the pain threshold. The protein expression levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were detecte...
Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 185Author(s): Furqan A. Maulvi, Lakshmi V. Pillai, Kajal P. Patel, Ankita R. Desai, Manish R. Shukla, Ditixa T. Desai, Hetal P. Patel, Ketan M. Ranch, Shailesh A. Shah, Dinesh O. ShahAbstractLidocaine is widely used as a local anaesthetic in the clinical practice to manage pre- and post-operative pain, skin burns, etc. However, the short duration of action (
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Publication date: January 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 83Author(s): Elisa Brietzke, Linda Booij, Andrea Wieck, Alessandro Ricci, Claudio N. Soares, Nasreen Roberts, Sarosh Khalid-Khan
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Conclusions: These findings suggest that among MDD patients, early experiences of emotional and physical abuse and neglect is associated with difficulties in describing feelings in adulthood. PMID: 31808358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
All people are the same; only their habits differ. ~ Confucius This is a post about what keeps us stuck and sets us free, about the good news behind bad luck, and the wrong way to want the right thing: It’s about our habits. Human beings are creatures of habit — even emotionally. But why is this? Why do we fall into routines? And why is it so hard to break a habit? The short answer is something called set point. You’re probably familiar with this idea if you have ever been on a diet or had a new year’s resolution. They both start well. You are going to make a change in your life and you are ready fo...
Authors: Schulte C, Zeller T Abstract Cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment is based on the utilization of risk scores, enabling clinicians to estimate an individual's risk to develop CV pathologies and events. Such risk scores comprise classic CV risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and blood cholesterol levels. Recently, other CV biomarkers such as cardiac troponins have been suggested and evaluated as alternative biomarkers not only in the acute diagnostic setting of myocardial infarction, but also as markers for risk stratification in the general population. In this review, we summarize the curre...
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis found cardiovascular factors to be the main causes for both 30-day and 1‑year rehospitalization. Heart failure represented the most common cardiovascular event at both short-term and mid-term follow-up. Several baseline characteristics and procedure-related factors were deemed unfavorable predictors of readmission. Importantly, transfemoral access and female gender were associated with a lower risk of readmission. PMID: 31807789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues.
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