More doctor visits lead to less suicide attempts for fibromyalgia patients

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care&Research.
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Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Javad Mohammadian, Hossein Miladi-GorjiAbstractGender- and age-dependent effects on the severity of morphine dependence are still controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of age and sex on the severity of physical and psychological dependence in morphine-dependent rats. The young/aged male and female Wistar rats were chronically treated with bi-daily doses (10 mg/kg, at 12 h intervals) of morphine for 14 days. Then, rats were tested for the severity of physical dependence on morphine (...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 525Author(s): Qianqian Wang, Mingxiu Chen, Liliang Shao, Youwen Ge, Pinghua Lin, Chenglin Chu, Baolong ShenAbstractThe effects of structural relaxation on the catalytic efficiency of FePC amorphous ribbons in the Fenton-like reactions are studied. Different from previous knowledge, the catalytic efficiency of the Fe-based amorphous ribbons doesn't decrease linearly with increased annealing temperature before glass transition. The catalytic ability of the FePC ribbons annealed at 553 and 593 K is worse than that of as-quenched ribbons, whil...
Source: Journal of Non Crystalline Solids - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Aquatic ToxicologyAuthor(s): Robert J. Rutherford, Andrea L. Lister, Deborah L. MacLatchyAbstractNumerous anthropogenic sources, such as pulp mill and sewage treatment effluents, contain androgenic endocrine disrupting compounds that alter the reproductive status of aquatic organisms. The current study injected adult male mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) with 0 (control), 1 pg/g, 1 ng/g or 1 μg/g body weight of the model androgen 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) with the intent to induce a period of plasma sex hormone depression, a previou...
Source: Aquatic Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
ConclusionsqMRI enables specific assessment of inflammation in synovium, cartilage, bone, tendons and entheses, and can facilitate a more consistent, personalized approach to diagnosis, characterisation and monitoring of disease.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
In this study, AT1-AAs were detected in the sera of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and the positive rate was 44.44% vs. 17.46% in non-PAD volunteers. In addition, analysis showed that AT1-AAs level was positively correlated with PAD. To reveal the causal relationship between AT1-AAs and vascular aging, an AT1-AAs-positive rat model was established by active immunization. The carotid pulse wave velocity was higher, and the aortic endothelium-dependent vasodilatation was attenuated significantly in the immunized rats. Morphological staining showed thickening of the aortic wall. Histological examination showe...
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This study aimed to compare long-term physical and psychological outcomes for individuals with SIB and non-SIB injuries.MethodsRecords of adult SIB (n = 125) and non-SIB (n = 3604) injuries were collected from U.S. burn centers within the Burn Model System between 1993 and 2018. Assessments were administered at discharge, 6 months, 24 months, 5 years, and 10 years.ResultsSIB patients were more often younger, unmarried, unemployed, male, struggling with pre-morbid psychiatric issues, and injured by fire/flame (all p 
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on CancerAuthor(s): Subash C. Gupta, Nikee Awasthee, Vipin Rai, Srinivas Chava, Venugopal Gunda, Kishore B. ChallagundlaAbstractThe regulation of the pleiotropic transcription factor, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) by miRNAs and proteins is extensively studied. More recently, the NF-κB signaling was also reported to be regulated by several long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) that constitute the major portion of the noncoding component of the human genome. The common NF-κB associated lncRNAs include NKILA, H...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Reviews on Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractChronic rheumatic disorders are characterized by inflammation and chronic pain, and both anxiety and depression have been frequently observed in these patients. Depression and chronic pain are recognized as risk factors for the development of suicidal behaviors. Accordingly, the objective of the present review is to provide a comprehensive review of suicidal behaviors associated with rheumatic diseases. Medline and EMBASE were searched for English language publications using key words related with rheumatic diseases, suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation. 34 records (30 full-length published papers and 4...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Arthritis Research UK’sThe Nation’s Joint Problem campaign has reached millions of people over the last three months, through national news stories and features and TV, cinema and billboard advertising. We asked two people who helped to shape the campaign content about their experience of being part of our ground-breaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.JulietteJournalist and author ofMostly Cloudy, Some Bright Spells Juliette Wills, 45, has lived with inflammatory spinal arthritis for 18 years. She wrote thesix powerful stories featured in The Guardian which exposed the hidden impact of arthritis, as wel...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2015 Source:Journal of Psychiatric Research Author(s): Raffaella Calati, Camelia Laglaoui, Sylvaine Artero, Mark Ilgen, Philippe Courtet Although the relationship between physical pain and suicidal thoughts and behaviors has been explored in multiple epidemiologic and clinical studies, it is still far from being well understood. Consequently, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in individuals with and without physical pain. We searched MEDLINE and PsycINFO (May 2015) for studies comparing rates of current and lifet...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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