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Elvira Manzano, Yesterday
Bisphosphonates have proven antifracture efficacy and remain to be the cornerstone of osteoporosis treatment. However, a drug holiday is of particular importance with bisphosphonates due to some signals with long-term use of the drug, including rare incidence of atypical femoral fracture (AFF) and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), says a leading endocrinologist at AFOS 2017.
07 Oct 2017
Women who follow a low-fat dietary pattern appear to have reduced breast cancer mortality, according to data from the Earlier Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification trial.
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
Women with higher plasma tryptophan concentrations were less likely to have poor sleep quality during pregnancy, especially among those with anxiety symptoms, according to the GUSTO* study.
Pearl Toh, 11 Oct 2017
Clinical practice is an art guided by good science, and clinical practice guideline (CPG) is meant to guide in integrating the art and science of clinical practice for the long-term benefits of patients, said Dr Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, a consultant cardiovascular physician at An-Nur Specialist Hospital in Bangi, Malaysia, during the 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH) held in Singapore.

PTSD severity tied to suicidality

17 Sep 2017
More Hong Kong citizens are contemplating suicide, including students pressured by educational system.

Severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appears to be indirectly linked to suicidality, particularly self-reported desire to commit suicide, a new study has found.

In a sample of 105 adults (mean age 33.9±10.9 years; 55.2 percent female) who were admitted in an acute-care psychiatric inpatient hospital, the mean PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version-5 (PCL-5) score was 40.2±21.5, suggesting high levels of PTSD symptoms.

The mean number of traumatic events in the sample was 5.3±3.1, the most common type of which was physical assault, observed in 62.9 percent. This was followed by transportation accidents (61.2 percent) and natural disasters (59.0 percent).

Mediation analysis was then performed to determine the role of perceived distress tolerance, as measured by the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS), in the relationship between severity of PTSD symptoms and suicidality, defined as suicidal behaviour leading to admission, self-reported suicidal desire and proportion of suicidal days during hospitalization.

Mediation models showed that DTS was significantly negatively associated with suicidality as a basis for hospital admission (β, -0.86; p=0.002) and Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS-5) score (β, -0.96; p<0.001).

Notably PCL-5 showed substantial indirect associations with suicidal tendencies as a basis for admission (β, 0.43) and BSS-5 (β, 0.41). DTS was a mediating factor in both cases.

In contrast, the direct (p=0.45) and total (p=0.04) effects of PCL-5 on suicidal intention as a basis for hospitalization were not significant. By comparison, only the total effect path between PCL-5 and BSS-5 was significant (p<0.001).

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Elvira Manzano, Yesterday
Bisphosphonates have proven antifracture efficacy and remain to be the cornerstone of osteoporosis treatment. However, a drug holiday is of particular importance with bisphosphonates due to some signals with long-term use of the drug, including rare incidence of atypical femoral fracture (AFF) and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), says a leading endocrinologist at AFOS 2017.
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Women who follow a low-fat dietary pattern appear to have reduced breast cancer mortality, according to data from the Earlier Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification trial.
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