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Scientists identify alterations of neuronal connectivity in the cortex in OCD patients

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by alterations in brain connectivity, i.e., patients present a dysfunction related to the synchronization of activity between different groups of neurons, as evidenced by recent research. In a study published this month in the journal Cerebral Cortex, researchers belonging to three CIBER groups of Mental Health (CIBERSAM) led by Jesús […]

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Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 — Endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) may provide better information than anti-factor Xa (anti-XA) in determining the best dosage for blood thinners among obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study recently published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders. Luigi Brunetti, Pharm.D., M.P.H., from the State University of New Jersey […]

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Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 — Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is associated with reduced anxiety symptoms and is cost-effective for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study recently published in ERJ Open Research. Karen Heslop-Marshall, Ph.D., from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, […]