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 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.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

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ConclusionInfliximab was not efficient in reducing depressive symptoms according to the HAM-D, only when the patients already had increased inflammatory genes, including TNF and C-reactive protein (CRP).
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In this study, we verified that ferroptosis occurred in animal models of arsenic-induced pancreatic dysfunction through assessing proferroptotic markers and morphological changes in mitochondria. In vitro, arsenic caused execution of ferroptosis in a dose-dependent manner, which could be significantly reduced by ferrostatin-1. Additionally, arsenic damaged mitochondria manifested as diminishing of mitochondrial membrane potential, reduced cytochrome c level and production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (MtROS) in MIN6 cells. Using the Mito-TEMPO, we found the autophagy level and subsequent ferroptotic cell death ...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The use of metformin was associated with a reduced risk of HCC, and it may be a relevant factor for preventing HCC in diabetic patients. PMID: 31836424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Treatment with biologics affects the cytokine profile in inflammatory synovial fluid in patients with both AS and RA. Furthermore, IL-23 and IL-17 cytokine might be an important factor in some patients who are unresponsive to biologics in AS. PMID: 31830775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to review the outcomes of percutaneous treatment with a mother-child technique in the treatment of symptomatic central venous stenosis (CVS) and central venous occlusion (CVO) in patients on hemodialysis.MethodsData were collected retrospectively and included all consecutive patients with CVS or CVO who were treated with percutaneous angioplasty and stenting. The occlusive lesions were crossed using the mother-child technique with an angiographic catheter-in-guiding catheter system.ResultsA total of 36 patients with symptomatic CVS and 45 patients with total CVO were included. The average age and gender co...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Quick question. Sorry about another salary thread but I am asking a specific question. Anybody working in private practice in NYC or within 30 min driving distance? Please feel free to post here or PM me about starting salary range. Thank you.
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
It's that time of year. How much Xmas bonus do you fork out for your staff, manager, mid levels, etc?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Rosalind Watts, Jason LuomaAbstractPsychedelic assisted therapy comprises three stages: Preparation, Psychedelic Session, and Integration. Preparation is key for maximising the potential of a beneficial psychedelic experience and integration is important for prolonging improvements. The psychological flexibility model (PFM) appears to be a promising one to guide psychedelic preparation and integration. This paper proposes a model that utilises the PFM as informed by a previously published qualitative study of patie...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Tom Østergaard, Tobias Lundgren, Robert D. Zettle, Nils Inge Landrø, Vegard Øksendal HaalandAbstractThe Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II) aims to measure psychological flexibility (PF), described as the ability to act according to chosen values while consciously being in contact with present moment experiences that might function as obstacles. To date, the psychometric properties of a Norwegian translated version of the AAQ-II (NAAQ) have not been published, thus limiting the confide...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Biochemist and ophthalmologist whose research concentrated on the formation of cataractsRuth van Heyningen, who has died aged 101, was a pioneering explorer of ophthalmic biochemistry, a field to which she made major contributions after she joined the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, at Oxford University, in 1951.Her research, much of which was carried out in collaboration with the laboratory ’s then director,Antoinette (Tony) Pirie, was focused on the lens, in particular the biochemical pathways involved in the formation of cataracts. Tony and Ruth wrote a key book together, Biochemistry of the Eye (1956), whic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biochemistry and molecular biology Cataracts People in science University of Oxford Diabetes Wales Source Type: news
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