Reader response: Functional neurologic disorders: Bringing the informal and hidden curriculum to light
I read with interest the editorial by Strom1 about functional neurologic disorders (FNDs). As a treating physician, I have struggled with the multiple diagnostic labels attached to these patients by physicians of different medical specialties during the course of their clinical disease presentation. A neurologist may assign a patient who presents with chronic fatigue the diagnostic labels of narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, or chronic Lyme disease. A rheumatologist may assign the label of collagen vascular disease, and a psychiatrist may diagnose depression. This diagnostic ambiguity is troublesome for patients and clinicians alike. I contend that even the term FND needs to be revisited. A patient should be broadly labeled as having a functional disorder and only after characterization sublabeled and referred to an appropriate specialty physician.
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Jingyi Shao, Lingming Zhou, Tianyu Shao, Minrui Ding, Zhuqing Jin
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Gianluca Serafini, Giovanna Canepa, Andrea Aguglia, Andrea Amerio, Davide Bianchi, Magnani, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Maurizio Pompili, Paul B. Fitzgerald, Mario Amore
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miR‑205 suppresses cell migration, invasion and EMT of colon cancer by targeting mouse double minute 4. Mol Med Rep. 2020 May 18;: Authors: Fan Y, Wang K Abstract Colon cancer is one of the most frequent malignant tumors, and microRNA (miR)‑205 is involved in the tumor progression. The present study aimed to explore the effects of miR‑205 on human colon cancer and its targeting mechanism. The levels of miR‑205 and mouse double minute 4 (MDM4) were determined via reverse transcription‑quantitative (RT‑q)PCR and western blot analysis. A luciferase activity assay was performed t...
Conclusions: 60% of patients with MDD and/or AAD had at least one additional NCCD, which significantly increased the economic and humanistic burden. These findings are important for payers and clinicians in making treatment decisions. These results underscore the need for development of multi-pronged interventions which aim to improve quality of life and reduce activity limitations among patients with mental health disorders and NCCDs. PMID: 32468879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: T2DM patients have cognitive deficits on several domains compared to healthy participants. Domain specific neuropsychological deficits in middle aged T2DM patients have a significant impact on HRQOL. PMID: 32468306 [PubMed - in process]