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.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Poster Number: EI-12 Source Type: research

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Authors: Tavares MG, Tedesco-Silva Junior H, Pestana JOM Abstract Early hospital readmission (EHR), defined as all readmissions within 30 days of initial hospital discharge, is a health care quality measure. It is influenced by the demographic characteristics of the population at risk, the multidisciplinary approach for hospital discharge, the access, coverage, and comprehensiveness of the health care system, and reimbursement policies. EHR is associated with higher morbidity, mortality, and increased health care costs. Monitoring EHR enables the identification of hospital and outpatient healthcare weaknesses and t...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Authors: Keenan R, Chepulis L, Ly J, Carter S, Lao C, Asim M, Bhat A, Deo S, Lim KP, Mohammed R, Scarlet S, Lawrenson R Abstract INTRODUCTION Life expectancy in patients with schizophrenia is 15-20 years less than the general population. A dominant cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients is cardiovascular disease. Adverse consequences of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors can be reduced by regular monitoring of metabolic outcomes and intervention if required. AIM To evaluate the metabolic screening in primary care for patients with schizoaffective disorders managed in primary care. To show the useful...
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - Category: Primary Care Tags: J Prim Health Care Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Zoologischer AnzeigerAuthor(s): Clóvis Coutinho da Motta-Neto, Oscar Akio Shibatta, Allyson Santos de Souza, Ricardo de Souza Rosa, Wagner Franco Molina
Source: A Journal of Comparative Zoology - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Although first suggested as early as the 1930s, the study of obstetric complications as risk factors for later psychotic disorders came to the fore in the late 1980s, when proponents of the neurodevelopmental aetiological model of schizophrenia cited t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Firearm violence may indirectly affect health among pregnant women living in neighborhoods where it is endemic. We used birth, death, emergency department, and hospitalization data from California from 2007-2011 to estimate the association between living i...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Publication date: May 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Volume 11, Issue 3Author(s):
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Alan Towers wrote an instructive, poignant comment about the difficulty that he had understanding that his schizophrenic son could not be EXPECTED to “make sense”, if sense was defined by the standards that applied for Alan, or for the wider society. Because so many people who live with psychotic illness or substantial neurological impairment require that their affected loved ones operate by THEIR rules and THEIR logical constructs and world view, they often abandon their children, relatives and friends as uncorrectible and irrecoverable, as lost souls. I’ve had a conversation about this subject with a nu...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Aging and the Brain Alzheimer’s Autism Origins, Treatments Brain Fitness BrainHQ Cognitive Impairment in Children Cognitive impairments Posit Science Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, et alia Source Type: blogs
We report two cases of invasive amebiasis which developed a fulminant course in the immediate postoperative period after abdominal surgeries for visceral malignancies.
Source: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this rural African setting, we found little evidence to support the global evidence indicating better course and outcome of schizophrenia in women. Our findings are suggestive of a gendered experience of schizophrenia which varies across contexts. Further investigation is needed due to the important implications for the development of new mental health services in low and middle-income country settings.
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The ability of Strongyloides to establish auto-infection in the human host allows it to sustain subclinical infection that can go on for a lifetime. In solid-organ transplant recipients, Strongyloides can cause hyper-infection syndrome which has very high morbidity and mortality. Clinical suspicion for chronic infection should be considered for any persons with birth or travel to endemic regions, history of incarceration, homelessness and group home residence. Targeted screening based on epidemiologic risk is recommended by AST and ISHLT however, testing remains challenging due to variability in the diagnostic yield of cur...
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (1232) Source Type: research
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