@pawan The researchers reviewed the records of 263,697 veterans who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Just over a half (51.4%) had one or more psychiatric diagnoses within the last 5 years and 14.8% developed breakthrough COVID-19 infections, confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 test. Psychiatric diagnoses among the veterans included depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, adjustment disorder, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dissociation, and eating disorders.
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RE: Mental Illness Tied to COVID-19 Breakthrough Infection
Population Study Supports Migraine-Dementia Link
Preliminary results from a population-based cohort study support previous reports that migraine is a midlife risk factor for dementia later in life, but further determined that migraine with aura and frequent hospital contacts significantly increased dementia risk after age 60 years, according to results from a Danish registry presented at the virtual annual meeting of the American Headache Society.
RE: Stress, Depression During Pregnancy Can Harm Child
@keya To investigate stress and depression during pregnancy, the NIH investigators evaluated 301 pregnant women from 12 clinics in the United States who had taken part in an earlier clinical study. The group was ethnically diverse, with 34% identifying as Hispanic, 26% as non-Hispanic white, 24% as non-Hispanic Black, and 17% as Asian or Pacific Islander. At the start of the study, the women were asked to complete questionnaires routinely used to screen for stress and depression. They completed the questionnaire five more times during their pregnancies. Shortly after each woman gave birth, researchers took tissue samples from the placenta and analyzed the genetics.
When Disclosing Sensitive Info, Patients Prefer App vs Staff: Study
Patients using a tablet-based app were more than twice as likely to disclose depression, intimate partner violence, and fall risk compared with verbal screenings, according to a new study. The study, published online today in JAMA Network Open, includes the use of mPath, a tablet-based app created by a team of researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Nearly 1 in 5 adults (52.9 million in 2020) in the United States experience mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health; this can include mild to severe mental illness. Intimate partner violence affects approximately 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men across the country, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The federal agency also finds that more than 43 million American women and 38 million men endure intimate partner-related psychological aggression in their lifetimes. Meanwhile, approximately 36 million older adults fall in the United States each year and more than 32,000 seniors die as a result, according to the CDC. While the cause of the fall can range from poor eyesight to ill-managed diabetes to loose rugs, per the National Institute on Aging, the end result can be a broken bone, which can require a trip to the hospital, or even disability.
RE: Radioiodine Cures Most Thyrotoxicosis, but Hypothyroidism Often Results!
@moucheta The findings suggest that although individualized dosing is pragmatic it's also reasonable to select treatment doses from a preselected group of standard fixed doses such as 200, 400, 550 or 600, 800, and 1000 MBq, with the decision based on thyroid size and other patient characteristics. Although many patients with thyrotoxicosis treated with radioiodine seek normal thyroid function without need for thyroid medication, these results showed that many patients with Graves disease as well as some patients with toxic nodular goiter or solitary toxic nodule needed thyroxine after radioiodine treatment. And so patients need to be well-informed about this possible outcome and physicians need to have realistic expectations for treatment outcomes.
Paronychia management option?
Hello, I am suffering from paronychia that is an inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail of a toe and finger. I learnt that the most common cause of acute paronychia is direct or indirect trauma to the cuticle or nail fold. Such trauma may be relatively minor, resulting from ordinary events, such as dishwashing, an injury from a splinter or thorn, onychophagia (nail biting), biting or picking at a hangnail, finger sucking, an ingrown nail, manicure procedures (trimming or pushing back the cuticles), artificial nail application, or other nail manipulation. Please let me know the treatment options.
RE: Stiff person syndrome- how to manage?
@sanghamitra Treatment for stiff person syndrome is based on your symptoms. The goal of treatment is to manage symptoms and improve your mobility and comfort.
Therapies your healthcare provider may try include benzodiazepines (such as diazepam and clonazepam) or baclofen to treat muscle stiffness and spasms. Anti-seizure drugs may lessen pain. Occasional use of anti-inflammatories and corticosteroids may be useful in some cases for pain flares.
Other treatment options include intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), plasmapheresis, rituximab and autologous stem cell transplant. Your healthcare provider will work with you to provide the best options and order of treatment options to manage your specific symptoms.
Effective non-medication options (given along with medication) include physical therapy, massage, water therapy, heat therapy, acupuncture and others.