Post-Traumatic Stress, Depression, and Quality of Life in Women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Purpose: Peripartum cardiomyopathy, a traumatic life-threatening type of heart failure, occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy or shortly after childbirth. Little is known about psychological or emotional conditions women experience with peripartum cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among post-traumatic stress, depression, and quality of life in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy. Design and Methods: This cross-sectional, correlational survey study included 28 participants recruited via public notice on Facebook. Participants completed the Horowitz Impact of Events Scale, the Center for Epidemiology Scale–Depression 20, and the Ferrans &Powers Quality of Life Index©–Cardiac Version-IV. Results: Post-traumatic stress correlated significantly and positively with depression (r = .809, p
AbstractObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to compare reliability of lower extremity imaging measurements using EOS and conventional X-ray (CR) of adult patients with mechanical axis malalignment.Materials and methodsTen patients (20 lower limbs) of mean age of 31.6 years (range 21–39) with post-traumatic deformities who presented for evaluation of osteotomies and/or ligament and cartilage reconstructions were prospectively enrolled. Two independent observers performed full-length anterior-posterior (AP) measurements 2 weeks apart on both CXR and two-dimen sional (2D) EOS images. Measurements included ...
Authors: Aparisi Á, Uribarri A Abstract Takotsubo syndrome is an acute cardiomyopathy that mimics acute coronary syndrome and is characterized by acute heart failure with reversible ventricular motion abnormalities, in the absence of justifying coronary artery disease. This document offers an exhaustive review of various proposed hypotheses that attempt to explain the pathophysiology of this disease and provides an updated review of the different classifications that have emerged in recent years. In addition, we describe the main clinical characteristics of these patients, the diagnostic tests that must be p...
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2020Source: Pregnancy HypertensionAuthor(s): C. Birdir, L. Fox, L. Droste, M. Frank, J. Fryze, A. Enekwe, A. Köninger, R. Kimmig, B. Schmidt, A. Gellhaus
Publication date: October 2020Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 73Author(s): Jinpeng Wang, Shuang Xu, Xiaohui Chen, Long Wang, Jiayu Li, Guangjian Li, Beilin Zhang
Conclusions: The findings highlight an enhanced risk of alcohol and substance use among individuals with severe depression and/or anxiety symptoms above what is seen among individuals with less severe symptomatology. In addition, this study shows a unique risk posed by the presence of depression on substance use. This study offers a framework for future studies to examine the causal mechanisms explaining the connection between psychiatric symptoms and alcohol/substance use. PMID: 32657223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: Asian Nursing ResearchAuthor(s): Youngji Kim, Jung Lim Lee, In Sun Jang, Seungmi Park
Experts say a new CDC study on COVID-19 in pregnancy has startling data gaps that endanger pregnant women and babies.Undark
CONCLUSION: Migration movements, increasing prevalence of mental illness and impairments resulting from homesickness make clear how important a modern understanding of homesickness is. PMID: 32659796 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2020Source: Blood Cells, Molecules, and DiseasesAuthor(s): Harshit Khosla, Aditi Jain, Siddhi Tatawadiya, Pooja Prasad, Kashika Nagpal, Sumita Chaudhry, Manjula Sharma, D.K. Gupta, Sumita Saluja, Ankur Jain
A federal judge permanently struck down Georgia’s controversial law banning most abortions after six weeks on Monday, ruling that it violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The controversial law, which was passed in 2019, would have banned most abortions after a doctor detected fetal cardiac activity, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, sometimes before a woman realizes she is pregnant. The law included some exceptions for victims of rape and incest but only if they had filed official police reports. On Monday, District Judge Steve C. Jones ruled that the law infringed upon ...