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Accelerated transcranial magnetic stimulation (aTMS) to treat depression with treatment switching: study protocol of a pilot, randomized, delayed-start trial

Xiao Wei Tan, Edimansyah Abdin, Phern Chern Tor
2021 Pilot and Feasibility Studies  
If this study protocol proves to be effective, the findings of this trial will be updated to the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine Singapore, as well as published in a peer-reviewed journal  ...  The trial aims to assess whether a 1-week compressed course of left dorsolateral prefrontal (L DLPFC) 5 Hz accelerated rTMS (aTMS) treatment is as effective as an established 4-week course of non-accelerated  ...  A local cost-effectiveness study of ECT vs. TMS shows that TMS is a highly cost-effective option compared to ECT for non-psychotic depression [21] .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40814-021-00845-9 pmid:33952345 fatcat:j7pqvqlyezbyzn7unmvhtuirp4

Evaluating a Web-Based Self-Management Intervention in Heart Failure Patients: A Pilot Study

Nazli Bashi, Carol Windsor, Clint Douglas
2016 JMIR Research Protocols  
Ordinary physical activity results in fatigue, palpitation, dyspnoea or angina pectoris (mild CHF). 5 Class III Marked limitation of physical activity.  ...  This cause now represents 40-50% of all hospital admissions for CHF. CHD, which may lead to impaired myocardial relaxation.  ...  Chest X-ray A chest X-ray is important in making a diagnosis of CHF, but a normal chestX-ray does not exclude the diagnosis (especially in the outpatient setting).  ... 
doi:10.2196/resprot.5093 pmid:27324213 pmcid:PMC4932245 fatcat:o4ryndsjqzdvndwcbknzbkhd2e

Safety and Feasibility of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Cognitive Rehabilitation in Patients With Mild or Major Neurocognitive Disorders: A Randomized Sham-Controlled Pilot Study

Takuma Inagawa, Yuma Yokoi, Zui Narita, Kazushi Maruo, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Kazuyuki Nakagome
2019 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
This study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of tDCS during cognitive training on cognitive functioning in patients with mild or major neurocognitive disorders.  ...  Additional large-scale, well-designed clinical trials are warranted to evaluate the cognitive effects of tDCS as an augmentation to cognitive training., identifier NCT03050385.  ...  and Technology, Japan (Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B, 26860958 and that for Early-Carrer Scientists, Basic Section 52030: Psychiatry-related), as well as an intramural research grant (28-W2) for  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2019.00273 pmid:31555109 pmcid:PMC6742726 fatcat:5v7wqdkk4zeunbjisg4upk7igq

A pilot study of Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia. Validation in Normal Greek Population. [Abstract]

Dionysios Tafiadis, Spyridon Konitsiotis, Grigorios Nasios
2017 Figshare  
has been supported by Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology Clinical (Psychopathological) Predictors of Indirect Material and Methods In the current study took part 51 students.  ...  by Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology Acknowledgement: Presentation of this study has been supported by Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology Acknowledgements: Presentation of this study  ...  Lurian qualitative tests in an attempt to better characterize the structure of memory impairments in mild and moderate TBI. • VEGF was discovered by Senger et al. in 1983 on the basis of its ability to  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5263696.v3 fatcat:qncfyymbpjc2tlkik4q2cecdw4

Self-Administered Skills-Based Virtual Reality Intervention for Chronic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Beth D Darnall, Parthasarathy Krishnamurthy, Jeannette Tsuei, Jorge D Minor
2020 JMIR Formative Research  
The efficacy aim of our pilot study was exploratory and we applied appropriate statistical corrections for multiple comparisons.  ...  Methods: We conducted an RCT involving an online convenience sample of adults (N=97) 18-65 years of age with self-reported chronic non-malignant chronic low back pain or fibromyalgia with an average pain  ...  ., MACM would like to give a special acknowledgement to the efforts of the individuals noted below:  ... 
doi:10.2196/17293 pmid:32374272 pmcid:PMC7381022 fatcat:kr35cvh4f5blbdcgwo7ddymo5m

Step One within Stepped Care Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Young Children: A Pilot Study

Alison Salloum, John Robst, Michael S. Scheeringa, Judith A. Cohen, Wei Wang, Tanya K. Murphy, David F. Tolin, Eric A. Storch
2013 Child Psychiatry and Human Development  
This pilot study explored the preliminary efficacy, parent acceptability and economic cost of delivering Step One within Stepped Care Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (SC-TF-CBT).  ...  Further research on stepped care for young children is warranted to examine if this approach is more efficient, accessible and cost-effective than traditional therapy.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, where the study treatment was provided, particularly David Braughton, President & CEO, Melissa Thompson, MSW, Karen Allen  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10578-013-0378-6 pmid:23584728 pmcid:PMC3766472 fatcat:klh52kbkcnhfjgmhgzdxbl2kaa

The Test of Word Finding (TWF – 2). (A pilot study and validation of the test in normal Greek population aged from 8 till 9 years of age). [Abstract]

Dionysios Tafiadis, Tafiadi M. Fotiadou B.
2017 Figshare  
He also initiated the WPA Jean Delay Prize (40,000 €), the highest of its kind in psychiatry, which awards a person or an institution, who helped best bridging the gap between the biological and the psycho-social  ...  References Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Mr Panagiotis Stratigakis Acknowledgements: ICMR, New Delhi, India for funding this study and Senior Residents of department of neurology.  ...  ., et al: The status of ongoing trials for mild cognitive impairment. Expert Opin Inveting Drugs 2001; 10 (4):741-752.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5263360.v1 fatcat:qifsw6cnrbg3nl4neqg5johdbm

Plasma and Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Abeta42 for the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease dementia in participants diagnosed with any dementia subtype in a specialist care setting

Michelle Kokkinou, Nadja Smailagic, Anna H Noel-Storr, Chris Hyde, Obioha Ukoumunne, Rosie E Worrall, Anja Hayen, Meera Desai, Craig Ritchie
2014 The Cochrane library  
Participants with mild cognitive impairment will not be eligible for this review.  ...  [Summary title] [Summary text] Background Dementia is a syndrome of chronic and progressive cognitive impairment occurring in a setting of clear consciousness.  ...  without routine investigations indicating an alternative diagnosis.  ... 
doi:10.1002/14651858.cd010945 fatcat:iu6c6sgtpfc4vkoghmqvjmarwe

Deep brain stimulation of the basolateral amygdala for treatment-refractory combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial with blinded, staggered onset of stimulation

Ralph J Koek, Jean-Philippe Langevin, Scott E Krahl, Hovsep J Kosoyan, Holly N Schwartz, James WY Chen, Rebecca Melrose, Mark J Mandelkern, David Sultzer
2014 Trials  
Methods/Design: We describe the protocol design for a first-ever Phase I pilot study of bilateral BLn high-frequency DBS for six severely ill, functionally impaired combat veterans with PTSD refractory  ...  DBS of the BLn was validated in a rat model of PTSD by our group, and limited data from humans support the potential safety and effectiveness of BLn DBS.  ...  Oncology at UCLA for valuable intellectual contributions to the initial phases of the design of this study.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-356 pmid:25208824 pmcid:PMC4168122 fatcat:7kjk7gd23rdhngjlfdhynqyit4

Polygraph examination of British sexual offenders: A pilot study on sexual history disclosure testing

Daniel T. Wilcox *, Daniel E. Sosnowski
2005 Journal of Sexual Aggression  
Polygraph testing and behavioural change with sex offenders in an outpatient setting: An exploratory study. Polygi'aph, 29(1), 20-25.Heil, P., Ahlmeyer, S., & English, P. (1998) .  ...  To reduce the likelihood of such effects, it was necessary to precede the present study with a pilot investigation.  ...  An offender who was regarded as a "model" group attendee. 2. An offender in substantial denial, even after considerable treatment. 3. An offender who was thought to be highly sexually deviant. 4.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13552600410001667797 fatcat:l5uj6j4sxfbmnljaifios52utu

Novel Blood Biomarkers for an Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease: A Literature Review

Shiavax Rao, Andrew J. Boileau
2020 International Journal of Medical Students  
Utilization of such diagnostic techniques should increase the efficacy of making an earlier clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.  ...  Clinical presentation of the disease involves manifestations such as memory loss, cognitive decline and dementia with some of the earliest reported deficits being episodic memory impairment and olfactory  ...  Studies that examined the utility of novel biomarkers for the initial diagnosis of MCI, or AD, or MCI and AD were selected; those studies in this subset examining only other effects of biomarker utility  ... 
doi:10.5195/ijms.2020.452 fatcat:4ydogytbrre5fjl6yexib6oene

The China Alzheimer Report 2022

Rujing Ren, Jinlei Qi, Shaohui Lin, Xinya Liu, Peng Yin, Zhihui Wang, Ran Tang, Jintao Wang, Qiang Huang, Jianping Li, Xinyi Xie, Yongbo Hu (+12 others)
2022 General Psychiatry  
More specifically, it examines the public health impact of ADRD, including prevalence, mortality, costs, usage of care, and the overall effect on caregivers and society.  ...  an information platform for international exchange and cooperation.  ...  School of Medicine, in the preparation of the China Alzheimer Report 2022.  ... 
doi:10.1136/gpsych-2022-100751 pmid:35372787 pmcid:PMC8919463 fatcat:xfce2mp3dzdndbbjkuqy2zdeo4

Lived experiences: a focus group pilot study within the MentALLY project of mental healthcare among European users

Malin Axelsson, Viktor Schønning, Claudi Bockting, Ann Buysse, Mattias Desmet, Alexis Dewaele, Theodoros Giovazolias, Dewi Hannon, Konstantinos Kafetsios, Reitske Meganck, Spyridoula Ntani, Kris Rutten (+5 others)
2020 BMC Health Services Research  
They had experiences from both the private and public sectors, and with in- and outpatient mental healthcare.  ...  Mental healthcare is an important component in societies' response to mental health problems.  ...  In the Netherlands, an application was sent to the Medical Ethical Committee of Academic Medical Hospital of the University of Amsterdam and an exemption was given as all subjects were healthy and non-invasive  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05454-5 pmid:32611345 fatcat:qo7eursxszhrpn22pcstn33uwi

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in hospital and hospital-at-home settings: a mixed-methods study

Mike Gardner, Sasha Shepperd, Mary Godfrey, Petra Mäkelä, Apostolos Tsiachristas, Amina Singh-Mehta, Graham Ellis, Pradeep Khanna, Peter Langhorne, Stephen Makin, David J Stott
2019 Health Services and Delivery Research  
Objectives To improve our understanding of the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation of the CGA across hospital and hospital-at-home settings. Methods We used a variety of methods.  ...  Conclusions The CGA is an effective way to organise health care for older people in hospital and may lead to a small increase in costs.  ...  criteria: > 65 years of age; screening for cognitive impairment; hospitalised; English speaking Exclusion criteria: no cognitive impairment; non-English speaking; aphasic; nonresponsive Intervention  ... 
doi:10.3310/hsdr07100 fatcat:d6pi6yrmabdl3aeutxtrblkfq4

Randomised controlled clinical trial of a structured cognitive rehabilitation in patients with attention deficit following mild traumatic brain injury: study protocol

Norhamizan Hamzah, Vairavan Narayanan, Norlisah Ramli, Nor Atikah Mustapha, Nor Adibah Mohammad Tahir, Li Kuo Tan, Mahmoud Danaee, Nor Asiah Muhamad, Avril Drummond, Roshan das Nair, Sing Yau Goh, Mazlina Mazlan
2019 BMJ Open  
ObjectivesTo measure the clinical, structural and functional changes of an individualised structured cognitive rehabilitation in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) population.SettingA single centre study  ...  The effect of intervention will be the effect size of S-NAB scores and mean GAS T scores. DTI parameters will be compared between groups via repeated measure analysis.  ...  Acknowledgements We wish to thank all our mTBI participants involved in the pilot control study as well as expert panels in involved in the review of our intervention development and study.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028711 pmid:31537559 pmcid:PMC6756424 fatcat:orcdajefjjhphn2nrysirc2kty
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