Untreated neuroborreliosis presenting with somatic delusions and subjective memory impairment
Lyme disease is a tick-borne spirochete illness with multi-system involvement. Although neurological manifestations of Lyme disease are becoming increasingly well recognized, its psychiatric presentations are not well known. Physicians need to be aware of its neuropsychiatric symptoms that may present months to years later. Endemic areas to Borellia Burgdorferi also have higher rates of schizophrenia. Prompt diagnosis and effective treatment is need to to avoid irreversible neuropsychiatric complications.
This study aimed to evaluate in vitro and in vivo the wound healing effects of babassu oil. In vitro, babassu oil increased the migration of L929 fibroblasts, inhibited the production of nitric oxide by LPS-stimulated peritoneal macrophages, and increased the levels of INF-γ and IL-6 cytokines production. In vivo, babassu oil accelerated the healing process in a full-thickness splinted wound model, by an increase in the fibroblasts number, blood vessels, and collagen deposition in the wounds. The babassu oil also increased the recruitment of inflammatory cells into the wound site and showed an anti-inflammatory effec...
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Journal of Pharmacological SciencesAuthor(s): Yoshifumi Inoue, Kimiko Tsuchimori, Hiroshi Nakamura
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Miquel Bioque, Alexandre González-Rodríguez, Clemente Garcia-Rizo, Jesús Cobo, José Antonio Monreal, Judith Usall, Virginia Soria, PNECAT Group, Javier Labad
Publication date: March 2021Source: Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, Volume 23Author(s): Carole Leung, Ka-Shun Lei, Shu-Mei Wang, Bess Yin-Hung Lam
Publication date: March 2021Source: Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, Volume 23Author(s): Hiroki Okada, Daisuke Hirano, Takamichi Taniguchi
Alkermes hopes to introduce a new treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that minimizes weight gain.
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Rosa M.M. Gynthersen, Malte M. Tetens, Mathilde Ørbæk, Rasmus Haahr, Viktoria Fana, Klaus Hansen, Helene Mens, Åse Bengård Andersen, Anne-Mette Lebech
Conclusion: Marked differences between Tunisia and Germany exist in public beliefs about the causes of mental disorders and their treatment, which correspond to differences in cultural orientations prevailing in these countries. Mental health professionals need to be sensitive to the particular cultural context in which they operate, in order to be able to reach those they intend to care for. PMID: 33029184 [PubMed]
Abstract Asymptomatic VL is a concern, considering the risk of transmission in highly endemic areas due to human-to-human transmission. The aim of this study was to report the sero-epidemiological prevalence in Bihar, India, a highly endemic area of VL, using the leishmanin skin test (LST) and the direct agglutination test (DAT). This was a cross-sectional study performed in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India. Relatives of patients with VL were tested by LST and DAT. Other epidemiological data were evaluated and correlated with tests results. Forty individuals (either previous or current patients), and 109 household contac...
Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva, 1911 and Triatoma pseudomaculata Corrêa and Espínola, 1964 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae) in rural communities in Northeast Brazil. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2020;62:e74 Authors: Ferreira ALDS, Santana MA, Santos LVBD, Monteiro DP, Campos JHF, Sena LLJ, Mendonça VJ Abstract Chagas disease is an important endemic morbidity in Latin America affecting millions of people in the American continent. It is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, and transmitted through the feces of the insect vector belonging to the subfamily Triatominae. The prese...