Psychiatry

Reports of high-impact psychiatry studies by medical professionals

Opioid use associated with increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

1. Researchers found a strong link between prescription opioid use and the risk for invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). 2. The strongest link was present in...

Cranial electrical stimulation may be of modest benefit for treating depression and anxiety

1. Low-strength evidence suggests that cranial electrical stimulation (CES) may be moderately beneficial for patients with depression and anxiety. 2. There was insufficient evidence that...

Prazosin and placebo exhibit similar efficacy in post-traumatic stress disorder: The PACT trial

1. In patients with nocturnal symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prazosin did not significantly reduce nightmares or improve quality of sleep compared to...

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders likely to be vastly underdiagnosed in US

1. A multisite, cross-sectional study found a large mismatch between previously diagnosed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the actual prevalence of cases identified. Evidence Rating...

Pharmacist-led extended medication review and follow-up on discharge may decrease risk of readmission

1. In this randomized clinical trial, a pharmacist-led extended intervention, which included medication review, three motivational interviews, and telephone follow-up resulted in significant decreases...

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage...

Insufficient evidence to determine if marijuana use can affect cardiovascular risk

1. Evidence for effect of marijuana use on cardiovascular risk is insufficient. 2. A few studies suggests potential metabolic benefits from marijuana use, but require...

Insufficient evidence for physical activity in preventing late-life dementia

1. Physical activity interventions to prevent late-life dementia included aerobic exercise, resistance training, Tai Chi, and multidomain interventions. 2. There is insufficient evidence to draw...

No interventions proven to prevent late-life dementia

1. Pharmacologic treatments had no impact on preventing late-life dementia in patients with normal cognition. 2. Adverse events were increased for several pharmacologic interventions aimed...

Inadequate evidence for OTC supplements in preventing cognitive decline

1. There was inadequate evidence that any over-the-counter (OTC) supplement helped to prevent or delay decline in cognition. 2. The authors recommend further research using...
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