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  1. Transtorno afetivo bipolar: carga da doença e custos relacionados Bipolar disorder: burden of disease and related costs

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    Anna Maria Niccolai Costa

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: O transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB é uma doença recorrente, crônica e grave. Comorbidades psiquiátricas e físicas, aumento do risco de suicídio, maior utilização de serviços de saúde e prejuízo na esfera social/profissional aumentam significativamente a carga e custos relacionados à doença. OBJETIVOS: Revisar aspectos clínicos, de carga da doença e conseqüentes desfechos financeiros do TAB. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa de base de dados MEDLINE/PubMed utilizando os termos bipolar disorder, epidemiology, burden of disease, comorbidity, cost of illness, outcomes e financial consequences, publicados entre 1980 e 2006. RESULTADOS: O TAB apresenta alta comorbidade com outros transtornos, o que agrava seu prognóstico e eleva os custos com os serviços de saúde. Os indivíduos com TAB apresentam mais fatores de risco cardiovascular e, conseqüentemente, maior risco de morte por evento cardíaco. O atraso e o erro diagnóstico no TAB elevam consideravelmente a carga e os custos da doença. CONCLUSÕES: As comorbidades, o risco de suicídio, o prejuízo social/profissional e a baixa adesão ao tratamento contribuem para a alta carga e os custos associados à doença. A pesquisa de comorbidades pode ajudar os médicos a ajustarem suas estratégias de tratamento, considerando cuidadosamente todos os fatores de risco e custos associados, fatores estes que devem ser levados em conta também pelos profissionais que trabalham com gestão de saúde, tanto no setor privado quanto público.BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder (BD is a recurrent, chronic and severe disease. Mental and physical comorbidities, risk of suicide, health services use and impairment of social and professional domains significantly worsen the burden and increase the costs of illness. OBJECTIVES: Review clinical aspects, burden of disease, and consequent financial outcomes of BD. METHODS: MEDLINE/PubMed database search using the terms bipolar disorder, epidemiology, burden of

  2. Relato de caso: transtorno afetivo bipolar

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    Carlos Von Krakauer Hübner; Edson Vinicius Milanello; Maria Fernanda Moro Barbieri; Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira Barcelos; Lucas Augusto Ayres Ribas

    2016-01-01

    Introdução: O transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB) é uma doença crônica e grave, marcada pela variância de episódios depressivos com episódios de mania ou hipomania, podendo haver sintomas psicóticos. É classificado em dois tipos, I e II. Sua etiologia é desconhecida, mas supõe-se que envolva influências genéticas e ambientais, variando a cada indivíduo afetado. As apresentações clínicas do TAB podem variar de episódios leves de depressão ou hipomania até episódios depressivos graves ou mania aco...

  3. Relato de caso: transtorno afetivo bipolar

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    Carlos Von Krakauer Hübner

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB é uma doença crônica e grave, marcada pela variância de episódios depressivos com episódios de mania ou hipomania, podendo haver sintomas psicóticos. É classificado em dois tipos, I e II. Sua etiologia é desconhecida, mas supõe-se que envolva influências genéticas e ambientais, variando a cada indivíduo afetado. As apresentações clínicas do TAB podem variar de episódios leves de depressão ou hipomania até episódios depressivos graves ou mania acompanhados ou não de sintomas psicóticos. Objetivos: Relatar o caso de um paciente internado na enfermaria da psiquiatria do Conjunto Hospitalar de Sorocaba que foi diagnosticado com TAB. Metodologia: As informações foram obtidas por meio de revisão do prontuário, entrevista com o paciente e revisão da literatura. Relato de Caso: Homem de 20 anos encaminhado do serviço hospitalar de Itapetininga após alteração de comportamento, heteroagressividade e alucinações auditivas. Conclusões: Transtorno depressivo maior, de ansiedade generalizada, de estresse pós-traumático e esquizofrenia são diagnósticos diferenciais. O episódio maníaco provoca prejuízo no funcionamento social, profissional e até necessidade de hospitalização. O risco de suicídio em pessoas com TAB é estimado em pelo menos 15 vezes o da população em geral. A taxa de não adesão ao tratamento no TAB é de 47%. A conduta terapêutica medicamentosa mais eficaz para a mania é a associação do carbonato de lítio com risperidona, já para a depressão bipolar o carbonato de lítio é a primeira escolha.

  4. Psicoterapia em grupo de pacientes com transtorno afetivo bipolar

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    Gomes,Bernardo Carramão; Lafer,Beny

    2007-01-01

    CONTEXTO: Vem crescendo nos últimos anos o número de estudos com abordagens psicoterápicas no tratamento de pacientes com transtorno afetivo bipolar. Contudo, pouco ainda se sabe sobre o efeito que tem estas abordagens nestes pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a efetividade da terapia de grupo no tratamento do transtorno afetivo bipolar. MÉTODO: Levantamento bibliográfico no Medline, Lilacs, PubMed e ISI de artigos publicados em língua inglesa no período de 1975 a 2005 e busca manual com base na bi...

  5. Transtorno afetivo bipolar: perfil farmacoterapêutico e adesão ao medicamento

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    Miasso,Adriana Inocenti; Carmo,Bruna Paiva do; Tirapelli,Carlos Renato

    2012-01-01

    Este estudo teve como objetivos verificar a adesão de portadores de transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB) à terapêutica medicamentosa e identificar possíveis causas de adesão e não adesão ao medicamento de acordo com o perfil farmacoterapêutico. Trata-se de estudo transversal, descritivo, realizado em Núcleo de Saúde Mental de um município do interior paulista. Participaram do estudo 101 pacientes com TAB. Para coleta dos dados, utilizou-se a entrevista estruturada e o teste de Morisky-Green e, pa...

  6. Psicoterapia em grupo de pacientes com transtorno afetivo bipolar Group psychotherapy for bipolar disorder patients

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    Bernardo Carramão Gomes

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Vem crescendo nos últimos anos o número de estudos com abordagens psicoterápicas no tratamento de pacientes com transtorno afetivo bipolar. Contudo, pouco ainda se sabe sobre o efeito que tem estas abordagens nestes pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a efetividade da terapia de grupo no tratamento do transtorno afetivo bipolar. MÉTODO: Levantamento bibliográfico no Medline, Lilacs, PubMed e ISI de artigos publicados em língua inglesa no período de 1975 a 2005 e busca manual com base na bibliografia dos artigos selecionados. Foram incluídos apenas os estudos que utilizaram grupo controle, randomizados, com casuística superior a 20 pacientes. RESULTADOS: Foram encontrados somente cinco trabalhos, três deles publicados nos últimos cinco anos. Três utilizaram modelos de psicoeducação, encontrando aumento na adesão ao tratamento farmacológico. Um destes verificou redução no número de hospitalizações e recaídas. Dois estudos combinaram psicoeducação e abordagens psicoterápicas variadas. Destes, um mostrou aumento no período de remissão e redução de sintomas para episódios maníacos. CONCLUSÕES: O interesse por intervenções psicoterápicas baseadas em evidência, no tratamento do TAB, vem aumentando nos últimos anos. Este fato contrasta com o baixo número de estudos dedicados à modalidade de atendimento em grupo, que poderia ser muito útil em instituições onde grande número de pacientes é atendido. A complexidade clínica dessa doença, a presença de diversas comorbidades e os diferentes graus de adesão à farmacoterapia demandam a criação de opções terapêuticas variadas que atendam às necessidades de cada indivíduo. Os estudos indicam que a terapia de grupo pode ser uma opção eficaz de tratamento que merece ser mais bem investigado para permitir sua aplicação na prática clínica.BACKGROUND: In the last years there has been a growing number of studies using psychotherapy approaches in the

  7. Transtorno afetivo bipolar: perfil farmacoterapêutico e adesão ao medicamento

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    Adriana Inocenti Miasso

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivos verificar a adesão de portadores de transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB à terapêutica medicamentosa e identificar possíveis causas de adesão e não adesão ao medicamento de acordo com o perfil farmacoterapêutico. Trata-se de estudo transversal, descritivo, realizado em Núcleo de Saúde Mental de um município do interior paulista. Participaram do estudo 101 pacientes com TAB. Para coleta dos dados, utilizou-se a entrevista estruturada e o teste de Morisky-Green e, para a análise dos mesmos, o programa Statistical Package for the Social Science. Os resultados mostraram que a maioria (63% dos sujeitos investigados não adere ao medicamento. Apesar de não ter ocorrido diferenças significativas entre o grupo de aderentes e não aderentes, para as variáveis investigadas, foi possível verificar a utilização de polifarmacoterapia e regimes terapêuticos complexos no tratamento do TAB. Permanece como desafio a implementação de estratégias que possam melhorar, na prática, a adesão de pacientes ao tratamento medicamentoso.

  8. Transtorno afetivo bipolar na infância e na adolescência Bipolar disorder in childhood and adolescence

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    Lee Fu-I

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Os conhecimentos sobre transtorno afetivo bipolar com início na infância e na adolescência têm avançado muito nos últimos 15 anos. Atualmente, os esforços estão dirigidos para investigar o quadro clínico, para o desenvolvimento de instrumentos que auxiliam diagnóstico precoce e investigações de melhores formas de tratamentos de crianças e adolescentes portadores do transtorno. O presente texto tem objetivo de apresentar as principais características clínicas do transtorno em crianças e adolescentes, assim como as denominações, as descrições de tipos clínicos e do padrão de ciclagem mais comum da doença em jovens. Discussões sobre comorbidades, diagnóstico diferencial e avanço em tratamento farmacológico também serão apresentados.Many advances in the knowledge of childhood- and adolescent-onset bipolar disorder have been seen over the last 15 years. Current efforts focus on investigating clinical features, developing more instruments for early diagnosis and improving treatment research. The present study aims to present the main clinical characteristic of the disorder in children and adolescents, as well as the nomenclature, description of clinical phenotypes and the most common cycling pattern in youths. A discussion of comorbidity, differential diagnosis and advances in psychopharmacological treatment will also be presented.

  9. Estratégias adotadas por pessoas com Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar e a necessidade de terapêutica medicamentosa

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    Miasso,Adriana Inocenti; Cassiani,Silvia Helena De Bortoli; Pedrão,Luiz Jorge

    2007-01-01

    Este estudo identificou as estratégias adotadas pela pessoa com Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar (TAB) diante da necessidade de uso contínuo de medicamentos. Foi utilizada a abordagem qualitativa, tendo como referencial metodológico a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados, à luz do Interacionismo Simbólico. Participaram do estudo 14 pessoas com TAB que estavam em acompanhamento em uma Unidade Ambulatorial de Transtornos do Humor de um hospital universitário e 14 familiares indicados pelas mesmas. A entrevi...

  10. Genes relacionados ao metabolismo dos fosfolípides como fatores de risco para o transtorno afetivo bipolar

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    Meira-Lima Ivanor V

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Os estudos de epidemiologia genética fornecem consistente evidência de que o componente genético tem um papel preponderante no risco para o Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar (TAB, embora genes de vulnerabilidade ainda não tenham sido identificados de forma inequívoca. Nesta atualização os autores apresentam dados demonstrando que os fosfolípides exercem um relevante papel nos processos de sinalização intracelular e que estudos da neuroquímica dos estabilizadores do humor convergem em apontar para uma ação destas drogas nas vias de transdução de sinais reguladas pelas fosfolipases. Concluem que investigações de variantes nos genes que codificam enzimas do metabolismo dos fosfolípides como potenciais genes de susceptibilidade podem ampliar o conhecimento acerca dos fatores de risco e dos mecanismos fisiopatológicos envolvidos no surgimento destes transtornos do humor.

  11. TERAPÊUTICA MEDICAMENTOSA: CONHECIMENTO E DIFICULDADES DE FAMILIARES DE PESSOAS IDOSAS COM TRANSTORNO AFETIVO BIPOLAR

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    Maristela Monteschi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio cualitativo y cuantitativo tuvo como objetivo determinar el grado de conocimiento y las dificultades de los familiares de ancianos con Trastorno Afectivo Bipolar relacionados al tratamiento farmacológico prescrito al paciente. Participaron del estudio 17 familiares de ancianos con Trastorno Afectivo Bipolar que reciben atención en un Servicio de Salud Mental. Para la recolección de datos se utilizó la entrevista semi-estructurada y la aplicación de escala. Se identificó bajo nivel de conocimiento de los familiares, especialmente acerca de las dosis y frecuencia de los medicamentos prescritos. Entre las dificultades relacionadas al tratamiento farmacológico, relatadas por los familiares, se destacan la ambigüedad en relación a la evaluación de los beneficios del medicamento, no adherencia de pacientes al medicamento, sobrecarga relacionada con la atención referente a los medicamentos, tratamiento inadecuado, preocupación con el acceso al medicamento y utilización de bebida alcohólica por los pacientes. Son necesarias acciones educativas junto a las familias, como colaboradoras y blanco de las intervenciones, y su inclusión en la atención ofrecida al paciente

  12. Transtorno afetivo bipolar em idosos: características clínicas e sociodemográficas = Bipolar disorder in the elderly: clinical and socio-demographic characteristics

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    Zung, Stevin

    2009-01-01

    Conclusões: o presente estudo, conduzido em pacientes idosos com transtorno afetivo bipolar, confirmou achados clínicos importantes de investigações realizadas em pacientes adultos, acrescentando o fato inédito de consolidar esses achados através da investigação em uma população de pacientes idosos com longo tempo de evolução de seu quadro clínico

  13. Fisiopatologia do transtorno afetivo bipolar: o que mudou nos últimos 10 anos? Physiopathology of bipolar disorders: what has changed in the last 10 years?

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    Flávio Kapczinski

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Apesar dos crescentes esforços para o entendimento da neurobiologia do transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB, sua exata fisiopatologia permanece indeterminada. Inicialmente, a pesquisa estava voltada para o estudo das aminas biogênicas, devido aos efeitos dos diversos agentes psicofarmacológicos. Mais recentemente, evidências apontam que disfunções nos sistemas de sinalização intracelular e de expressão gênica podem estar associadas ao TAB. Estas alterações podem estar associadas a interrupções nos circuitos reguladores do humor, como sistema límbico, estriado e córtex pré-frontal, sendo que os efeitos neuroprotetores do uso crônico dos estabilizadores de humor podem reverter este processo patológico. Este artigo tem como objetivo trazer uma atualização dos achados recentes sobre a neuroquímica do TAB.Despite recent efforts to understand the neurobiology of Bipolar Disorder (BD, the exact pathophysiology remains undetermined. Due to the effects of various psychopharmacological agents, initial research focused on the study of biogenic amines. Recent evidence has shown that dysfunction in intracellular signaling systems and gene expression may be associated with BD. These alterations may cause interruptions in mood regulating circuits such as the limbic system, striatum and prefrontal cortex, and the neuroprotective effects of mood stabilizers may reverse this pathological process. This study aims to update the recent findings relative to the neurochemistry of BD.

  14. Transtorno afetivo bipolar e a ambivalência em relação à terapia medicamentosa: analisando as condições causais

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    Adriana Inocenti Miasso

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo buscou compreender as condições causais da ambivalência da pessoa com transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB em relação ao seguimento da terapêutica medicamentosa. Foi utilizada a abordagem qualitativa, tendo como referencial metodológico a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados, à luz do Interacionismo Simbólico. Participaram do estudo 14 pessoas com TAB que estavam em acompanhamento em um Ambulatório de Transtornos do Humor de um hospital universitário e 14 familiares indicados pelas mesmas. A entrevista e observação foram as principais formas de obtenção de dados. Os resultados revelaram três categorias que descrevem as referidas condições causais: vivendo as crises do transtorno; tendo necessidade do medicamento e convivendo com os efeitos colaterais dos medicamentos. Este estudo aponta para necessidade de mudança de atitude dos profissionais de saúde de culpabilizar o paciente pela interrupção do tratamento para aquela de escuta, de valorização do seu universo simbólico e afetivo bem como de parceria no tratamento.

  15. Implicações de um grupo de Psicoeducação no cotidiano de portadores de Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar

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    Sarita Lopes Menezes

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Há evidências crescentes de que o curso Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar (TAB pode ser modificado por abordagens psicoterápicas, tais como a Psicoeducação. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar as implicações do grupo de Psicoeducação no cotidiano dos portadores. Para tanto, optou-se pelo estudo qualitativo, do tipo Estudo de Caso. Foram incluídos doze portadores de TAB que tiveram pelo menos seis participações no Grupo de Psicoeducação desenvolvido na Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP. Foram realizadas entrevistas semi-estruturadas, gravadas, transcritas e trabalhadas por meio da Análise Temática. Este estudo demonstrou que tal experiência grupal favoreceu a aquisição de conhecimento; a conscientização da doença e adesão ao tratamento; a realização de mudanças positivas na vida; a possibilidade de ajudar outros portadores a se beneficiarem do aprendizado construído no grupo; a descoberta de outras realidades e estratégias de enfrentamento, obtidas por meio da troca de experiências entre os participantes.

  16. Grupo de psicoeducação no transtorno afetivo bipolar: reflexão sobre o modo asilar e o modo psicossocial

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    Sarita Lopes Menezes

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar (TAB, conhecido por sua cronicidade, complexidade e altos índices de morbidade e mortalidade, é uma das principais causas de incapacitação no mundo. Há evidências crescentes de que seu curso pode ser modificado por abordagens psicoterápicas como a psicoeducação, que promove o aumento do funcionamento social e ocupacional, bem como da capacidade de manejarem situações estressantes. Trata-se de um relato de experiência sobre um grupo de psicoeducação para familiares e portadores de TAB, sendo esse pautado pela reflexão dos componentes do paradigma das práticas em saúde mental. A reflexão sobre os modos asilar e psicossocial quanto às concepções de objeto e modo de trabalho, possibilitou situar o grupo no modo psicossocial, pois o conhecimento e a vivência experimentados favorecem a autonomia dos sujeitos, que têm maiores chances de se posicionarem frente às dificuldades que lhes sobrevêm na sua existência-sofrimento.

  17. Bipolar affective disorder and medication therapy: identifying barriers Trastorno afectivo bipolar y por terapia medicamentoso: identificación de barreras Transtorno afetivo bipolar e terapêutica medicamentosa: identificando barreiras

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    Adriana Inocenti Miasso

    2008-08-01

    barreiras enfrentadas pela pessoa com Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar (TAB frente à necessidade de uso contínuo de medicamentos. Foi utilizada a abordagem qualitativa, tendo como referencial metodológico a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados, à luz do Interacionismo Simbólico. Participaram do estudo 14 pessoas com TAB que estavam em acompanhamento em um ambulatório de transtornos do humor de um hospital universitário e 14 familiares indicados pelas mesmas. A entrevista e observação foram as principais formas de obtenção de dados. Os resultados revelaram duas categorias que descrevem as barreiras enfrentadas pela pessoa com TAB: ter perdas afetivas e cognitivas e ter várias limitações. Constatou-se que a pessoa com TAB sente-se ambivalente em relação à adesão à terapêutica medicamentosa, pois percebem que, qualquer que seja a direção adotada, ela o conduzirá a um contexto de preconceito, de perdas e limitações nas várias esferas da vida cotidiana.

  18. O RELACIONAMENTO TERAPÊUTICO NO CUIDADO A UMA PORTADORA DE TRANSTORNO AFETIVO BIPOLAR: UMA EXPERIÊNCIA TRANSFORMADORA

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    ANA CLAUDIA SILVA LEMOS

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La condensación de las conjeturas de la Reforma Psiquiátrica está – continuamente – transformando la asistencia y enseñanza de la salud mental. El estudio objetiva relatar, durante diez encuentros en un Hospital Día de Fortaleza, una experiencia académica de asistencia de enfermería psiquiátrica, intermediada por el proceso de Relacionamiento Terapéutico preconizado por Stefanelli, en una cliente acometida por Trastorno Afectivo Bipolar (TAB. El instrumento adoptado en la recolección de datos fue la observación participativa, el diario de campo y el histórico de enfermería. Se observó, ante el caso relatado, que el TAB es una sicopatología multifactorial, de carácter multifactorial, exigiendo así del enfermero una visión integrada en la implementación de los cuidados. Dentro de esta perspectiva, la Relación Terapéutica fue el método que promovió un vínculo breve, pero transformador de pensamientos, actitudes y reflexiones en la cliente. La experiencia fue importante, incluso, en la modificación de paradigmas personales sobre el cuidado psiquiátrico y en la comprensión de la enfermedad de la sanidad humana.

  19. Ajuste social em pacientes com transtorno afetivo bipolar, unipolar, distimia e depressão dupla Social disability in patients with bipolar and unipolar affective disorders, dysthymia and double depression

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    Adriana M Tucci

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Dados internacionais mostram que os transtornos afetivos têm uma prevalência de, aproximadamente, 11,3% da população. Além disso, são uma das doenças que mais geram perdas sociais e nos relacionamentos familiares. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o ajuste social e familiar de pacientes com transtornos afetivos (bipolar, unipolar, distimia e com depressão dupla, comparando o resultado entre as categorias diagnósticas, além de verificar quais variáveis estão associadas e conduzem ao pior ajuste. MÉTODOS: Foram feitos a caracterização socioeconômica e demográfica e um levantamento dos dados de evolução e de história da doença por meio de um questionário elaborado para essa finalidade. Para a avaliação de ajuste social, utilizou-se a Escala de Avaliação da Incapacitação Psiquiátrica (DAS/OMS, 1998. O relacionamento familiar foi avaliado pelo Global Assessment of Relational Functioning Scale (GARF/APA, 1994. Foram estudados 100 pacientes em tratamento, por pelo menos seis meses, no Ambulatório de Psiquiatria da Faculdade de Medicina Unesp, Botucatu, SP. RESULTADOS/CONCLUSÕES: Com predomínio de mulheres, a maioria dos pacientes tinha no mínimo dois anos de seguimento, idade acima de 50 anos, baixa escolaridade e nível socioeconômico baixo. Não houve diferença estatística significativa quanto aos dados socioeconômicos e demográficos. Na análise de regressão logística, o diagnóstico e o relacionamento familiar tiveram papel significativo no resultado de ajustamento social. Os pacientes unipolares e os distímicos tiveram melhores resultados no ajustamento social e no relacionamento familiar do que os bipolares e aqueles com depressão dupla.OBJECTIVES: International data show that affective disorders have a prevalence of 11.3% in the general population. Besides that, they are responsible for social dysfunctioning and family relationship distress. The aim of this study was to assess social and

  20. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in bipolar disorder type I: an update for the clinician Ideação suicida e tentativas de suicídio no transtorno afetivo bipolar tipo I: uma atualização para o clínico

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    Lena Nabuco de Abreu

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the evidence for the major risk factors associated with suicidal behavior in bipolar disorder. METHOD: Review of the literature studies on bipolar disorder, suicidal behavior and suicidal ideation. RESULTS: Bipolar disorder is strongly associated with suicide ideation and suicide attempts. In clinical samples between 14-59% of the patients have suicide ideation and 25-56% present at least one suicide attempt during lifetime. Approximately 15% to 19% of patients with bipolar disorder die from suicide. The causes of suicidal behavior are multiple and complex. Some strong predictors of suicidal behavior have emerged in the literature such as current mood state, severity of depression, anxiety, aggressiveness, hostility, hopelessness, comorbidity with others Axis I and Axis II disorders, lifetime history of mixed states, and history of physical or sexual abuse. CONCLUSION: Bipolar disorder is the psychiatric condition associated with highest lifetime risk for suicide attempts and suicide completion. Thus it is important to clinicians to understand the major risk factors for suicidal behavior in order to choose better strategies to deal with this complex behavior.OBJETIVO: O artigo revisa as evidências relacionadas aos principais fatores de risco associados ao comportamento suicida no transtorno bipolar. MÉTODO: Revisão de artigos da literatura em transtorno bipolar, tentativa de suicídio e ideação suicida. RESULTADOS: O transtorno bipolar está fortemente associado à presença de ideação suicida e a tentativas de suicídio. Em amostras clínicas, entre 14% e 59% dos pacientes apresentam ideação suicida e entre 25% e 56% têm pelo menos uma tentativa de suicídio ao longo da vida. Aproximadamente 15% a 19% dos pacientes com transtorno afetivo bipolar morrem por suicídio. As causas do comportamento suicida são múltiplas e complexas. Alguns preditores de comportamento suicida vêm sendo demonstrados

  1. Interação entre paciente com transtorno afetivo bipolar e equipe ambulatorial quanto à terapêutica medicamentosa Interacción entre el paciente con trastorno afectivo bipolar y el equipo de consulta externa en relación a la terapéutica medicamentosa Interaction between the patients with bipolar affective disorder and the outpatient team regarding medication therapy

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    Adriana Inocenti Miasso

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar, na perspectiva da pessoa com transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB e de seu familiar, como ocorre a interação paciente-equipe de saúde relacionada à terapêutica medicamentosa. MÉTODOS: Foi utilizada a abordagem qualitativa, com referencial metodológico da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados, à luz do Interacionismo Simbólico. Participaram do estudo 14 pessoas com TAB de um serviço ambulatorial e 14 familiares. Para obtenção dos dados utilizou-se a entrevista e observação. RESULTADOS: Os resultados revelaram três categorias que descrevem o referido processo de interação: identificando falhas nas orientações sobre medicamentos, sentindo necessidade de acolhimento pela equipe de saúde e julgando que o paciente deve ser avaliado na sua individualidade. CONCLUSÃO: Evidenciou-se a necessidade de implementação, nos serviços de saúde, de espaços de acolhimento como forma do paciente enfrentar seu processo saúde-doença.OBJETIVO: Identificar, en la perspectiva de la persona con trastorno afectivo bipolar (TAB y de su familiar, cómo ocurre la interacción paciente - equipo de salud relacionada a la terapéutica medicamentosa. MÉTODOS: Fue utilizado el abordaje cualitativo, con referencial metodológico de la Teoría Fundamentada en los Datos, a la luz del Interaccionismo Simbólico. Participaron del estudio 14 personas con TAB de un servicio de consulta externa y 14 familiares. Para la obtención de los datos se utilizó la entrevista y la observación. RESULTADOS: Los resultados revelaron tres categorías que describen el referido proceso de interacción: identificando fallas en las orientaciones sobre medicamentos, sintiendo necesidad de acogida por parte del equipo de salud y juzgando que el paciente debe ser evaluado en su individualidad. CONCLUSIÓN: Fue evidenciada la necesidad de implementación, en los servicios de salud, de espacios de acogida como forma de que el paciente enfrente su proceso salud

  2. Estratégias adotadas por pessoas com Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar e a necessidade de terapêutica medicamentosa Estrategias adoptadas por personas con Trastorno Afectivo Bipolar y la necesidad del uso de medicamentos Strategies adopted by people with Bipolar Affective Disorder and the need for medication

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    Adriana Inocenti Miasso

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo identificou as estratégias adotadas pela pessoa com Transtorno Afetivo Bipolar (TAB diante da necessidade de uso contínuo de medicamentos. Foi utilizada a abordagem qualitativa, tendo como referencial metodológico a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados, à luz do Interacionismo Simbólico. Participaram do estudo 14 pessoas com TAB que estavam em acompanhamento em uma Unidade Ambulatorial de Transtornos do Humor de um hospital universitário e 14 familiares indicados pelas mesmas. A entrevista e observação foram as principais formas de obtenção de dados. Os resultados revelaram cinco categorias que descrevem as estratégias adotadas pela pessoa com TAB: aderindo à terapêutica medicamentosa; querendo conhecer melhor o transtorno e os medicamentos; participando do grupo de psicoeducação; buscando seus direitos em relação ao acesso ao medicamento e tendo fé. Constatou-se que apesar da ambivalência em relação à adesão ao medicamento, a pessoa com TAB possui potencialidades para conviver com a situação.Este estudio identificó las estrategias adoptadas por personas con Trastorno Afectivo Bipolar (TAB ante la necesidad del uso continuo de medicamentos. Se utilizó un planteamiento cualitativo, teniendo como referencia metodológica la Teoría Basada en los Datos, a la luz de Interacción Simbólica. Participaron del estudio 14 personas con TAB, las cuales estaban en seguimiento en una Unidad Ambulatoria de Trastornos del Humor de un hospital universitario, además de 14 familiares indicados por dichas personas. Las principales formas de obtención de datos fueron la entrevista y la observación. Los resultados revelaron cinco categorías que describen las estrategias adoptadas por las personas con TAB: la adhesión a la terapia medicamentosa; el querer conocer mejor el trastorno y los medicamentos; la participación en el grupo de psico-educación; la búsqueda de sus derechos con relación al acceso al medicamento y la f

  3. Relationship between neuropsychological and clinical aspects and suicide attempts in euthymic bipolar patients Relação entre aspectos clínicos e neuropsicológicos e as tentativas de suicídio em pacientes eutímicos com transtorno afetivo bipolar

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    Paulo Henrique Paiva de Moraes

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Some studies have investigated the possible relationship between suicide attempts and impulsivity in patients with bipolar disorder. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between neuro-psychological and clinical aspects and suicide behavior in euthymic bipolar patients. The Iowa Gambling Task and the Conner's Continuous Performance Test evaluated impulsivity in 95 euthymic bipolar patients - 42 suicide attempters and 115 normal control participants. A factorial analysis evaluated the adequacy of the instruments. Furthermore, a multiple regression analysis was done in order to develop a model to predict suicide attempts. Our results point to a specific type of impulsivity related to making decisions, lack of planning and borderline personality disorder comorbidity. This type of impulsivity is a risk factor for suicide attempts in patients with bipolar disorder.Alguns estudos investigaram a possível relação entre tentativas de suicídio e impulsividade em pacientes com transtorno bipolar. O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a relação entre características neuropsicológicas e clínicas e o comportamento suicida em pacientes bipolares eutímicos. Utilizamos o Iowa Gambling Task e o Conner's Continuous Performance Test para avaliar a impulsividade em 95 pacientes eutímicos com transtorno bipolar (42 com tentativas de suicídio e 155 controles normais. Uma análise fatorial avaliou a adequação dos instrumentos e foi criado um modelo para previsão do número de tentativas de suicídio usando regressão linear múltipla. Nossos resultados apontam para um tipo específico de impulsividade relacionada à tomada de decisões, falta de planejamento e para a comorbidade Transtorno de Personalidade Borderline. A impulsividade por não planejamento é um fator de risco para tentativas de suicídio em pacientes com Transtorno Bipolar.

  4. Responsabilidade Civil decorrente do Abandono Afetivo

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    Welington Oliveira de Souza Costa

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo jurídico tem por finalidade demonstrar a aplicabilidade do instituto da responsabilidade civil decorrente do abandono afetivo aos genitores que negligenciem seu cuidado para com os filhos, indenizando-os em razão do dano decorrente. Para tanto, será demonstrada a possibilidade de associação do instituto da responsabilidade dentro do direito de família e os dispositivos aplicáveis, inclusive aqueles relativos à solução de conflitos de princípios, apontando, ainda, a jurisprudência correlata.

  5. Bipolar affective disorder: medication adherence and satisfaction with treatment and guidance by the health team in a mental health service El trastorno afectivo bipolar: adhesión al medicamento y satisfacción con el tratamiento y orientaciones del equipo de salud de un núcleo de salud mental Transtorno afetivo bipolar: adesão ao medicamento e satisfação com o tratamento e orientações da equipe de saúde de um núcleo de saúde mental

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    Adriana Inocenti Miasso

    2009-08-01

    investigación apunta para la necesidad de elaborar estrategias dirigidas a la promoción de la adhesión a la terapia medicamentosa en pacientes con TAB.O transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB é crônico e requer tratamento medicamentoso para seu controle. Este estudo verificou a adesão de pessoas com TAB à medicação e comparou, entre aderentes e não aderentes, a satisfação quanto à equipe de saúde e tratamento. Participaram do estudo 21 pacientes com TAB atendidos em um Núcleo de Saúde Mental. Foi realizada entrevista com aplicação do teste de Morisky-Green e de um instrumento elaborado pelas pesquisadoras. Os dados foram analisados com abordagem quali-quantitativa. Os resultados mostraram que a maior parte dos pacientes não adere ao tratamento medicamentoso por "comportamento não intencional". A maioria deles afirma satisfação com a efetividade do medicamento e com as informações recebidas sobre o mesmo, mas foram identidificados relatos de efeitos colaterais, dúvidas e falta de motivação para seguir o tratamento. Esta pesquisa aponta para a necessidade de estratégias direcionadas à promoção da adesão à terapia medicamentosa em pacientes com TAB.

  6. Transcultural aspects of bipolar disorder

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    Sanches, Marsal; Jorge, Miguel Roberto

    2004-01-01

    Considerando-se que existem diferenças importantes na maneira como as emoções são vivenciadas e expressas em diferentes culturas, a apresentação e o manejo do transtorno afetivo bipolar sofrem influência de fatores culturais. O presente artigo realiza uma breve revisão da evidência referente aos aspectos transculturais do transtorno bipolar.Cultural variations in the expression of emotions have been described. Consequently, there are cross-cultural influences on the diagnosis and management o...

  7. Relacionamentos Afetivo-Familiares em Mulheres com Anorexia e Bulimia

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    Carolina Leonidas

    Full Text Available RESUMOEste estudo teve por objetivo investigar a rede social de apoio de mulheres com anorexia e bulimia, com ênfase em suas relações afetivo-familiares. A amostra foi composta por 12 participantes atendidas em hospital universitário. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: roteiro de entrevista semiestruturada, Mapa de Rede e Genograma. Os resultados indicaram que as redes sociais das participantes têm configuração restrita, com proeminência de membros da família em sua composição. Os relacionamentos familiares oscilam, contudo, entre turbulência e distanciamento afetivo. As relações de afeto mantidas com pais, cônjuges e namorados são marcadas por divergências e insatisfações. A baixa densidade da rede de amizades e o empobrecimento da vida social resultam em isolamento e dificuldades de dar início e/ou manter relacionamentos afetivos duradouros.

  8. PRUEBAS DE CARGA NO DESTRUCTIVAS EN PILOTES

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    LUIS IBAÑEZ MORA

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se abordan las experiencias en la utilización de la modelación matemática y la realización de pruebas de carga no destructivas en cimentaciones sobre pilotes para evaluar su capacidad de carga. Para ello se exponen los resultados obtenidos en pruebas de carga de más de 200 Toneladas, y la distribución de cargas en una estructura portuaria, evaluando su capacidad resistente. Se establecen comparaciones entre los métodos teóricos de calculo de la capacidad de carga del pilote aislado y modelos matemáticos, así como los resultados de la pruebas de carga a escala real.

  9. Carga Imediata oclusal vs Carga Imediata no sector posterior

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    Veiga, Hélia

    2014-01-01

    Trabalho final do 5º ano com vista à atribuição do grau de mestre no âmbito do ciclo de estudos de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Dentária apresentado à Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra. No âmbito da implantologia existem diversos estudos clínicos abordando carga imediata. Contudo, este tópico está ainda envolto em alguma controvérsia, ocorrendo, igualmente, interpretação subjectiva na utilização do papel de articulação na aferição de contactos em muitos desses estudos. At...

  10. Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go ... The down feeling is depression. The causes of bipolar disorder aren't always clear. It runs in families. ...

  11. Proposta para estimar curva carga-recalque e capacidade de carga em estacas de madeira

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    Segundinho, Pedro Gutemberg de Alcântara; Miná, Alexandre José Soares; Dias, Antonio Alves; Regazzi, Adair José; Carreira, Marcelo Rodrigo

    2014-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo propor um método para estimar a curva carga-recalque e a capacidade de carga de estacas de madeira a partir do ajuste de equações de regressão não lineares utilizando o método de Gauss Newton modificado. Para isso, foram utilizados dados experimentais obtidos para 12 estacas de madeira, curvas carga-recalque durante a cravação e capacidade de carga determinada no ensaio de carregamento dinâmico, utilizando modelo teórico. Nesta pesquisa, realizada de forma pio...

  12. Os Vínculos Afetivos no Contexto de Acolhimento Institucional: Um Estudo de Campo

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    Suziani de Cássia Almeida Lemos

    Full Text Available RESUMO Este trabalho relata uma pesquisa de campo qualitativa que teve como objetivo estudar os vínculos afetivos no contexto de acolhimento institucional. Participaram do estudo quatro mães sociais, 31 crianças e cinco adolescentes. Foi realizada, com cada mãe social, uma entrevista semiestruturada e, em cada casa lar, três observações participantes. Os dados foram analisados mediante a técnica da Análise Temática, sendo especificadas duas categorias de análise. O trabalho evidenciou aspectos que podem dificultar o estabelecimento de vínculos afetivos: escassez de atividades que estimulem a interação, excesso de atividades domésticas e a falta de preparação das mães sociais para o exercício da função. No entanto, apesar das dificuldades encontradas, o estudo mostrou que é possível a formação de vínculos afetivos nesse contexto.

  13. Bipolar disorders

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    Vieta, Eduard; Berk, Michael; Schulze, Thomas G

    2018-01-01

    Bipolar disorders are chronic and recurrent disorders that affect >1% of the global population. Bipolar disorders are leading causes of disability in young people as they can lead to cognitive and functional impairment and increased mortality, particularly from suicide and cardiovascular disease...... and accurate diagnosis is difficult in clinical practice as the onset of bipolar disorder is commonly characterized by nonspecific symptoms, mood lability or a depressive episode, which can be similar in presentation to unipolar depression. Moreover, patients and their families do not always understand...... a bipolar disorder from other conditions. Optimal early treatment of patients with evidence-based medication (typically mood stabilizers and antipsychotics) and psychosocial strategies is necessary....

  14. Bipolar Disorder.

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    Spearing, Melissa

    Bipolar disorder, a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, affects approximately one percent of the population. It commonly occurs in late adolescence and is often unrecognized. The diagnosis of bipolar disorder is made on the basis of symptoms, course of illness, and when possible, family history. Thoughts of suicide are…

  15. Proposta para estimar curva carga-recalque e capacidade de carga em estacas de madeira

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    Pedro Gutemberg de Alcântara Segundinho

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo propor um método para estimar a curva carga-recalque e a capacidade de carga de estacas de madeira a partir do ajuste de equações de regressão não lineares utilizando o método de Gauss Newton modificado. Para isso, foram utilizados dados experimentais obtidos para 12 estacas de madeira, curvas carga-recalque durante a cravação e capacidade de carga determinada no ensaio de carregamento dinâmico, utilizando modelo teórico. Nesta pesquisa, realizada de forma pioneira no Brasil, fez-se a análise do comportamento de estacas de madeira imersas no solo durante a cravação delas. As médias do erro percentual absoluto médio foram 4,0% e 29,3%, obtidas a partir das equações não lineares ajustadas via método de Gauss Newton modificado e proposto por Van Der Veen respectivamente. Concluiu-se que as equações ajustadas via método de Gauss Newton modificado conduziram a uma maior exatidão nas estimativas, apresentando boa concordância com os dados experimentais obtidos nos ensaios de carregamento dinâmico, indicando sua utilização para estimar a curva carga-recalque e a capacidade de carga em estacas de madeira.

  16. Aspectos motivacionais e afetivos na mediação de professores alfabetizadores

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    Azevedo, Cleomar

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo é o resultado de uma pesquisa que parte da seguinte questão: o que diferencia o professor que obtém sucesso no processo de alfabetização? Levanto a hipótese que na mediação os aspectos motivacionais e afetivos são componentes que se fazem presente na atuação desses professores alfabetizadores. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi o de levantar os aspectos motivacionais e afetivos na mediação do processo de alfabetização, através da fala de professores alfabetizadores. Foram entrevistados 18 professores com a premissa de serem bons alfabetizadores. Investigar o que mobiliza e caracteriza a ação dos docentes, que mesmo possuindo inúmeras variáveis que interfiram negativamente nesse processo, conseguem obter êxito no desenvolvimento da alfabetização de seus alunos é uma possibilidade de levantar questões voltadas à problemática da aprendizagem do processo de alfabetização

  17. Carga crítica en cimientos superficiales continuos

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    Álvaro J. González García

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un método para evaluar la carga crítica en cimientos superficiales continuos. Se denomina carga crítica (q crit de un cimiento la carga máxima que es posible aplicar a este sin exceder en ningún punto bajo el cimiento la resistencia del suelo de fundación. La carga última (q ult, por otro lado, es la carga máxima aplicable al cimiento antes de que se presente flujo plástico total del suelo. La relación entre carga última y carga critica sería el factor de seguridad mínimo utilizable para no inducir fallas puntuales, que pueden llevar a colapso total por medio de falla progresiva en el caso de suelos frágiles, metaestables, etc.

  18. AssociaÃÃes Entre Temperamentos Afetivos E Emocionais, Estilos De Defesa E ManifestaÃÃo PsicopatolÃgica Em Uma Grande Amostra"

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    Tauily Claussen D'Escragnolle Taunay

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    s temperamentos afetivos podem ser considerados a base para o humor, o comportamento e a personalidade, alÃm de manifestaÃÃes subclÃnicas hereditÃrias de transtornos do humor. Recentemente, foi proposto um modelo de temperamento que avalia simultaneamente os temperamentos afetivos e emocionais em uma tentativa de integrar os modelos de temperamento emocional de Cloninger e de temperamentos afetivos de Kraepelin/Kretschmer/Akiskal. De acordo este modelo, existem 12 tipos de temperamentos afeti...

  19. Bipolar Disorder

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    ... one or other traumatic event Drug or alcohol abuse Complications Left untreated, bipolar disorder can result in serious problems that affect every area of your life, such as: Problems related to drug and alcohol use Suicide or suicide attempts Legal or financial problems Damaged ...

  20. EVALUACIÓN DE LA CARGA FÍSICA POSTURAL Y LA CARGA MENTAL DE UN PARRILLERO-CHEF

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    El presente trabajo de fin de Máster se realizó con el objetivo de evaluar los riesgos de la carga física postural y carga mental a los que se ve expuesto el cargo del Parrillero-chef de un restaurante de comidas rápidas, es un caso real del centro de trabajo Burguer Parrilla & Company en la ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia. Trabajo que se realizó con el interés personal de conocer el nivel de riesgo de carga postural y carga mental al que se encuentra expuesto, ya que el sector de la industria ...

  1. Neutrality in bipolar structures

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    Montero, Javier; Rodríguez, J. Tinguaro; Franco, Camilo

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we want to stress that bipolar knowledge representation naturally allows a family of middle states which define as a consequence different kinds of bipolar structures. These bipolar structures are deeply related to the three types of bipolarity introduced by Dubois and Prade, but our...... approach offers a systematic explanation of how such bipolar structures appear and can be identified....

  2. Bipolar Treatment: Are Bipolar I and Bipolar II Treated Differently?

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    ... The diagnosis and management of bipolar I and bipolar II disorders: Clinical practice update. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2017;92:1532. Haynes PL, et al. Social rhythm therapies for mood disorders: An update. Current Psychiatry Reports. ...

  3. Aspectos afetivos e o desempenho acadêmico de escolares Affective behavior and academic achievement

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    Adriana Vilela Jacob

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se caracterizar através do Desenho da Casa-Árvore-Pessoa (HTP e do Teste das Pirâmides Coloridas de Pfister (TPC o funcionamento afetivo de 50 crianças com idade entre 8 e 12 anos, de ambos os sexos, com nível intelectual médio. Elas foram distribuídas em dois grupos de 25 sujeitos, um deles com atraso escolar, e o outro grupo apresentando desempenho escolar satisfatório e idade compatível à série cursada. Observou-se através destas técnicas que o rendimento escolar rebaixado nas crianças do grupo com atraso escolar pareceu relacionado a sentimentos de fracasso e a uma auto-imagem depreciativa. No grupo de crianças sem atraso escolar predominou, uma melhor utilização dos recursos intelectuais e afetivos, contudo associado a elevado nível de exigência. O estudo das variáveis afetivas e sua associação ao rendimento escolar puderam favorecer uma compreensão mais aprofundada da maneira como as crianças estão experimentando esta etapa do desenvolvimento.Using the House-Tree-Person Drawing (HTP and the Color Pyramid Test (CPT we aimed at characterizing the affective behavior of 50 children of average intellectual level, male and female, aged from 8 to 12 years. Two groups of 25 subjects each were formed: one presenting school delay and another with satisfactory school performance and age compatible with school grade. The used techniques showed that low school performance among the children with school delay seemed to be related to feelings of failure and a low self-esteem. In the group with no school delay prevailed a better use of affective and intellectual resources, but associated to high demand. The study of affective variables and their association with school performance lead to a deeper understanding of the way the children are experiencing their developing stage.

  4. Bipolar electrochemistry.

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    Fosdick, Stephen E; Knust, Kyle N; Scida, Karen; Crooks, Richard M

    2013-09-27

    A bipolar electrode (BPE) is an electrically conductive material that promotes electrochemical reactions at its extremities (poles) even in the absence of a direct ohmic contact. More specifically, when sufficient voltage is applied to an electrolyte solution in which a BPE is immersed, the potential difference between the BPE and the solution drives oxidation and reduction reactions. Because no direct electrical connection is required to activate redox reactions, large arrays of electrodes can be controlled with just a single DC power supply or even a battery. The wireless aspect of BPEs also makes it possible to electrosynthesize and screen novel materials for a wide variety of applications. Finally, bipolar electrochemistry enables mobile electrodes, dubbed microswimmers, that are able to move freely in solution. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Transtorno bipolar

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    Alda Martin

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Os resultados de estudos de famílias sugerem que o transtorno bipolar tenha uma base genética. Essa hipótese foi reforçada em estudos de adoção e de gêmeos. A herança do transtorno bipolar é complexa, envolve vários genes, além de apresentar heterogeneidade e interação entre fatores genéticos e não-genéticos. Achados, que já foram replicados, já implicaram os cromossomos 4, 12, 18 e 21, entre outros, na busca por genes de suscetibilidade. Os resultados mais promissores foram obtidos através de estudos de ligação. Por outro lado, os estudos de associação geraram dados interessantes, mas ainda vagos. Os estudos de populações de pacientes homogêneos e a melhor definição do fenótipo deverão contribuir para avanços futuros. A identificação dos genes relacionados ao transtorno bipolar irá permitir o melhor entendimento e tratamento dessa doença.

  6. Reconhecimento dos aspectos tacêsicos para o cuidado afetivo e de qualidade ao idoso hospitalizado

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    Teresa Cristina Gioia Schimidt

    Full Text Available Verificar os aspectos tacêsicos importantes para serem observados ao tocar o idoso. Estudo de campo, qualitativo e exploratório desenvolvido com 117 graduandos e profissionais de saúde participantes da capacitação em comunicação não verbal em gerontologia. Os resultados revelam que a maioria conseguiu identificar, pelo menos, um fator de atenção que precisa ser respeitado ao tocar o idoso. Os discursos permitiram a construção de nove categorias apontando condições necessárias ao cuidado afetivo e de qualidade prestado no âmbito da tacêsica; quais sejam: autorização para que o toque ocorra; localização do toque; intensidade do toque; condição do idoso; intencionalidade e tipo de toque; duração do toque; sexo e idade de quem toca e quem é tocado; frequência do toque e características das mãos que tocam. O tocar faz parte do cotidiano dos profissionais da saúde e expressa zelo e sentimentos consequentemente, revela a qualidade da assistência prestada.

  7. Abandono Afetivo: Afeto e Paternidade em Instâncias Jurídicas

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    Lisandra Espíndula Moreira

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é discutir arqueologicamente a articulação entre paternidade e criminalidade, tomando como base um documento jurídico que aciona um pai por abandono afetivo. Em especial, analisamos a produção de sujeitos nos jogos enunciativos que responsabilizam o pai por sua ausência na vida da prole. Para que se construa essa responsabilização em relação ao(a filho(a é necessário que os enunciados se movimentem e estabeleçam diferenciações entre a responsabilidade familiar x de outras instâncias (comunidade e Estado. No interior da instância familiar, os enunciados explicitam a matriz heterossexista, construindo lugares específicos para homens e mulheres, recheados de prescrições, funções e características. Para que se transforme numa demanda jurídica legítima, o afeto será entendido como cuidado e convívio. Mesmo nesta operação enunciativa, o cuidado paterno não se produz de forma semelhante ao cuidado materno. Ao referir-se à paternidade, o afeto (cuidado se transformará na demanda por limite e autoridade, que se sustenta na associação entre a ausência paterna e a criminalidade.

  8. Estrutura fatorial da escala de atitudes frente a relacionamentos afetivos estáveis

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    Taciano Lemos Milfont

    Full Text Available O presente estudo visa contribuir para a comprovação da estrutura fatorial da Escala de Atitudes Frente a Relacionamentos Afetivos Estáveis (RAE; Reis, 1995. Participaram da pesquisa 658 estudantes universitários com idade média 19,9 anos (DP=2,5. Análises fatoriais exploratórias e confirmatórias indicaram a existência de uma estrutura multidimensional. Os cinco fatores encontrados (Comprometimento, Edificação, Mutualidade, Envolvimento e Indulgência apresentaram índices de consistência interna satisfatórios (0,68<α<0,83, itens com saturações altas (0,46<λy<0,75 e significativas (p<0,05. Esta estrutura multidimensional apresentou melhores índices de bondade de ajuste (χ2/gl=3,07; GFI=0,91; CFI=0,97; RMSEA=0,056 e foi estatisticamente superior [Δχ2(111=676,69, p<0,001] à estrutura unidimensional. Resultados de correlações com as auto-imagens independente e interdependente (Singelis, 1994, com os valores humanos básicos (Gouveia, 2003, além de diferenças quanto ao sexo, confirmam a validade dos cinco novos fatores.

  9. O transtorno bipolar na mulher Bipolar disorder in women

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    Alexandro de Borja Gonçalves Guerra

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Diferenças sexuais, descritas em vários transtornos psiquiátricos, também parecem estar presentes no transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB. A prevalência do TAB tipo I se distribui igualmente entre mulheres e homens. Mulheres parecem estar sujeitas a um risco maior de ciclagem rápida e mania mista, condições que fariam do TAB um transtorno com curso mais prejudicial no sexo feminino. Uma diátese depressiva mais marcante, uso excessivo de antidepressivos e diferenças hormonais surgem como hipóteses para explicar essas diferenças fenomenológicas, apesar das quais, mulheres e homens parecem responder igualmente ao tratamento medicamentoso. A indicação de anticonvulsivantes como primeira escolha em mulheres é controversa, a não ser para o tratamento da mania mista e, talvez, da ciclagem rápida. O tratamento do TAB na gravidez deve levar em conta tanto os riscos de exposição aos medicamentos quanto à doença materna. A profilaxia do TAB no puerpério está fortemente indicada em decorrência do grande risco de recorrência da doença nesse período. Embora, de modo geral, as medicações psicotrópicas estejam contra-indicadas durante a amamentação, entre os estabilizadores do humor, a carbamazepina e o valproato são mais seguros do que o lítio. Mais estudos são necessários para a confirmação das diferenças de curso do TAB entre mulheres e homens e a investigação de possíveis diferenças na efetividade dos tratamentos.Gender differences, described in several psychiatric disorders, seem to be also present in bipolar disorder (BD. The prevalence of bipolar I disorder is equally distributed between women and men. Women seem to be at higher risk for rapid cycling and mixed mania, conditions that could make BD a disorder with a more severe course in the female sex. A marked depressive diathesis among women, greatest use of antidepressants and hormonal differences have been mentioned as hypotheses to explain these

  10. Adolescentes em tratamento psiquiátrico: um estudo fenomenológico das vivências em seus relacionamentos sócio-afetivos-sexuais

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    Fernanda Tomé Marleta Iezzi

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    RESUMO Marleta-Iezzi, F. T. (2013) Adolescentes em tratamento psiquiátrico: um estudo fenomenológico das vivências em seus relacionamentos sócio-afetivo-sexuais. Dissertação de Mestrado Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto. Na presente dissertação buscamos situar e (re)conhecer o fenômeno das vivências dos relacionamentos sócio-afetivo-sexuais de adolescentes submetidos a tratamento psiquiátrico, por compreender que a adol...

  11. Bipolar disorder in adolescence.

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    DeFilippis, Melissa; Wagner, Karen Dineen

    2013-08-01

    Bipolar disorder is a serious psychiatric condition that may have onset in childhood. It is important for physicians to recognize the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents in order to accurately diagnose this illness early in its course. Evidence regarding the efficacy of various treatments is necessary to guide the management of bipolar disorder in youth. For example, several medications commonly used for adults with bipolar disorder have not shown efficacy for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. This article reviews the prevalence, diagnosis, course, and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents and provides physicians with information that will aid in diagnosis and treatment.

  12. Cytokines in bipolar disorder

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    Munkholm, Klaus; Vinberg, Maj; Vedel Kessing, Lars

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Current research and hypothesis regarding the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder suggests the involvement of immune system dysfunction that is possibly related to disease activity. Our objective was to systematically review evidence of cytokine alterations in bipolar disorder according...... to affective state. METHODS: We conducted a systemtic review of studies measuring endogenous cytokine concentrations in patients with bipolar disorder and a meta-analysis, reporting results according to the PRISMA statement. RESULTS: Thirteen studies were included, comprising 556 bipolar disorder patients...

  13. Cargas críticas de pandeo de columnas fisuradas

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    Moreno Fernández-Cañadas, Lorena María

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene por objeto realizar un análisis de la carga crítica de pandeo de columnas sometidas a diversas condiciones de sustentación. A su vez, se estudiarán los efectos de la presencia de una fisura en la columna sobre dicha carga crítica en función de su tamaño y posición. Actualmente, el cálculo de dicha carga crítica por medio de programas comerciales que aplican el método de elementos finitos requiere un gran número de elementos por barra para conseguir ...

  14. Transtorno afectivo bipolar: perfil fármaco-terapéutico y adhesión a la medicación

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    Miasso, Adriana Inocenti; Mercedes, Bruna Paiva do Carmo; Tirapelli, Carlos Renato

    2012-01-01

    Este estudo teve como objetivos verificar a adesão de portadores de transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB) à terapêutica medicamentosa e identificar possíveis causas de adesão e não adesão ao medicamento de acordo com o perfil farmacoterapêutico. Trata-se de estudo transversal, descritivo, realizado em Núcleo de Saúde Mental de um município do interior paulista. Participaram do estudo 101 pacientes com TAB. Para coleta dos dados, utilizou-se a entrevista estruturada e o teste de Morisky-Green e, pa...

  15. Nutrition and Bipolar Depression.

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    Beyer, John L; Payne, Martha E

    2016-03-01

    As with physical conditions, bipolar disorder is likely to be impacted by diet and nutrition. Patients with bipolar disorder have been noted to have relatively unhealthy diets, which may in part be the reason they also have an elevated risk of metabolic syndrome and obesity. An improvement in the quality of the diet should improve a bipolar patient's overall health risk profile, but it may also improve their psychiatric outcomes. New insights into biological dysfunctions that may be present in bipolar disorder have presented new theoretic frameworks for understanding the relationship between diet and bipolar disorder. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Control de la carga de entrenamiento en el ciclismo

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    Cragnulini, Franco Emmanuel

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de la presente revisión bibliográfica es describir cuales son los indicadores que permiten cuantificar la carga de entrenamiento en el ciclismo. La cuantificación de la carga de entrenamiento es de suma importancia si se pretende analizar y establecer relaciones de causa-efecto entre el trabajo realizado y las adaptaciones fisiológicas provocadas. Entre los más utilizados podemos resaltar al índice de esfuerzo percibido, la frecuencia cardiaca y la producción de potencia. Comprend...

  17. Avaliação do desenvolvimento cognitivo e afetivo-social de crianças com perda auditiva

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    Maria de Lourdes M. Tabaquim

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBEJTIVO: avaliar o nível de desenvolvimento cognitivo e afetivo-social de crianças com diagnóstico de deficiência auditiva. MÉTODO: participaram do estudo 50 crianças com diagnóstico de deficiência auditiva, com idade média de 16,1 meses, de ambos os gêneros. Empregou-se a entrevista semi-estruturada com os pais para a obtenção da história de vida da criança, a Escala de Desenvolvimento Comportamental e a Escala de Avaliação da Reação de Retração do Bebê. RESULTADO: o estudo identificou 80% das crianças com perda auditiva profunda bilateral. O Quociente de Desenvolvimento na normalidade ocorreu em 76% da amostra, sendo as funções da linguagem e pessoal-social, as mais prejudicadas. Os níveis de ajustamento afetivo e interacional foram caracterizados pelas reações de alarme para problemas de interação pessoal-social. CONCLUSÃO: as competências defasadas de habilidades verbais e não-verbais mostraram implicações no desenvolvimento cognitivo, sugestivas da condição da criança com perda auditiva e dos fatores de risco associados, com limitação circunstancial a trocas comunicativas que promovem o desenvolvimento de competências adaptativas e o fortalecimento da auto-estima para as relações.

  18. Bipolar soft connected, bipolar soft disconnected and bipolar soft compact spaces

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    Muhammad Shabir

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Bipolar soft topological spaces are mathematical expressions to estimate interpretation of data frameworks. Bipolar soft theory considers the core features of data granules. Bipolarity is important to distinguish between positive information which is guaranteed to be possible and negative information which is forbidden or surely false. Connectedness and compactness are the most important fundamental topological properties. These properties highlight the main features of topological spaces and distinguish one topology from another. Taking this into account, we explore the bipolar soft connectedness, bipolar soft disconnectedness and bipolar soft compactness properties for bipolar soft topological spaces. Moreover, we introduce the notion of bipolar soft disjoint sets, bipolar soft separation, and bipolar soft hereditary property and study on bipolar soft connected and disconnected spaces. By giving the detailed picture of bipolar soft connected and disconnected spaces we investigate bipolar soft compact spaces and derive some results related to this concept.

  19. Genetics Home Reference: bipolar disorder

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    ... Email Facebook Twitter Home Health Conditions Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder Printable PDF Open All Close All Enable Javascript to view the expand/collapse boxes. Description Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme ...

  20. BIPOLAR DISORDER: A REVIEW

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    Pathan Dilnawaz N; Ziyaurrahaman A.R; Bhise K.S.

    2010-01-01

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe psychiatric disorder that results in poor global functioning, reduced quality of life and high relapse rates. Research finds that many adults with bipolar disorder identify the onset of symptoms in childhood and adolescence, indicating the importance of early accurate diagnosis and treatment. Accurate diagnosis of mood disorders is critical for treatment to be effective. Distinguishing between major depression and bipolar disorders, especially the depressed p...

  1. Comparación de carga inmediata frente a carga convencional de implantes inmediatos con prótesis fijas de arco completo

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    Peñarrocha Oltra, David

    2014-01-01

    Comparación de carga inmediata frente a carga convencional de implantes inmediatos con prótesis fijas de arco completo. OBJETIVOS El propósito del estudio fue evaluar las diferencias entre los protocolos de carga inmediata y carga convencional para rehabilitar a pacientes con el maxilar o la mandíbula parcialmente desdentados en los que esté indicada la extracción de todos los dientes remanentes, con prótesis fijas de arco completo sobre implantes dentales inmediatos y no inmediatos, e...

  2. Bipolar Disorder in Women

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    Sermin Kesebir

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The research on gender's role in bipolar disorders has drawn significant interest recently. The presentation and course of bipolar disorder differs between women and men. Women experience depressive episodes, dysphoric mood, mixed states, rapid cycling and seasonal patterns more often than men. Comorbidity, particularly thyroid disease, migraine, obesity, and anxiety disorders laso occur more frequently in women than men. On the other hand men with bipolar disorder are also more likely than women to have problems with drug or alcohol abuse. The pregnancy and postpartum period is a time of high risk for onset and recurrence of bipolar disorder in women.

  3. Estructuras de elevadores de carga. // Dumbwaiter structure stress analysis.

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    G. Escobar Travieso

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las tensiones y deformaciones que ocurren en las estructuras del marco de carro,plataforma y cabina de elevadores de carga mediante la aplicación del Método de los Elementos Finitos, específicamentedel montaplatos de 300 Kg. de capacidad, con vista a realizar el análisis de resistencia, racionalización del peso y material ylas posibles vías de solución.Palabras claves: Elevador de carga, estructuras, análisis de tensiones, elementos finitos.________________________________________________________________________________AbstractThis paper deals with the tension and deformation analysis in structures of lifter mark, platform and cabin offreight lifters by means of the Finite Elements Method, specifically the 300 kgs capacity dumbwaiter, in orderto carry out the resistance analysis, weight and material rationalization.Key words: Dumbwaiter, structures, stress analysis, finite elements.

  4. Estructuras de elevadores de carga. // Dumbwaiter structure stress analysis.

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    G. Escobar Travieso

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las tensiones y deformaciones que ocurren en las estructuras del marco de carro,plataforma y cabina de elevadores de carga mediante la aplicación del Método de los Elementos Finitos, específicamentedel montaplatos de 300 Kg. de capacidad, con vista a realizar el análisis de resistencia, racionalización del peso y material ylas posibles vías de solución.Palabras claves: Elevador de carga, estructuras, análisis de tensiones, elementos finitos._______________________________________________________________________________AbstractThis paper deals with the tension and deformation analysis in structures of lifter mark, platform and cabin offreight lifters by means of the Finite Elements Method, specifically the 300 kgs capacity dumbwaiter, in orderto carry out the resistance analysis, weight and material rationalization.Key words: Dumbwaiter, structures, stress analysis, finite elements.

  5. Auscultación y pruebas de carga

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    Sánchez García, Ibán

    2011-01-01

    [ES] Trata sobre la auscultación de estructuras. Los diferentes tipos de pruebas de carga,en puentes de carretera y en puentes de ferrocarril, además de los aparatos de medida y forma de ejecutarlas. [EN] Explains auscultation of structures. The different types of load tests on road bridges and railway bridges, plus the measuring apparatus and method of executing them. Proyecto Fin de Carrera-Universidad de Salamanca, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Zamora, 2011

  6. Comparative familial aggregation of bipolar disorder in patients with bipolar I and bipolar II disorders.

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    Parker, Gordon B; Romano, Mia; Graham, Rebecca K; Ricciardi, Tahlia

    2018-05-01

    We sought to quantify the prevalence and differential prevalence of a bipolar disorder among family members of patients with a bipolar I or II disorder. The sample comprised 1165 bipolar and 1041 unipolar patients, with the former then sub-typed as having either a bipolar I or II condition. Family history data was obtained via an online self-report tool. Prevalence of a family member having a bipolar disorder (of either sub-type) was distinctive (36.8%). Patients with a bipolar I disorder reported a slightly higher family history (41.2%) compared to patients with a bipolar II disorder (36.3%), and with both significantly higher than the rate of bipolar disorder in family members of unipolar depressed patients (18.5%). Findings support the view that bipolar disorder is heritable. The comparable rates in the two bipolar sub-types support the positioning of bipolar II disorder as a valid condition with strong genetic underpinnings.

  7. Cargas actuantes en túneles de Moa

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    Roberto Blanco-Torrens

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Para la confección del presente trabajo se realizó un estudio que abarcó 2 km de túneles del municipio Moa a los que se les hizo un análisis detallado del macizo rocoso que los circunda, y se determinaron las propiedades físico-mecánica de las rocas, agrietamiento, afluencia de agua y sus consecuencias, etc. Se valoró la estabilidad por varias metodologías (Barton, Bieniawsky, Bulichev y otras y fueron usados, por sus resultados, los valores obtenidos del empleo de la de Barton. Se estableció el mecanismo de acción de la presión minera y se caracterizó en dos casos típicos, a partir de los cuales se determinan los valores de las cargas estáticas que se pueden producir. Se consideró el macizo como un cuerpo elástico, homogéneo e isotrópico para establecer el estado tensional inicial y así calcular las cargas dinámicas que pueden actuar. Además se puntualizan los valores de las cargas considerados como críticos.

  8. Properties of Bipolar Fuzzy Hypergraphs

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    Akram, M.; Dudek, W. A.; Sarwar, S.

    2013-01-01

    In this article, we apply the concept of bipolar fuzzy sets to hypergraphs and investigate some properties of bipolar fuzzy hypergraphs. We introduce the notion of $A-$ tempered bipolar fuzzy hypergraphs and present some of their properties. We also present application examples of bipolar fuzzy hypergraphs.

  9. Bipolar Disorder in Children

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    2014-01-01

    Although bipolar disorder historically was thought to only occur rarely in children and adolescents, there has been a significant increase in children and adolescents who are receiving this diagnosis more recently (Carlson, 2005). Nonetheless, the applicability of the current bipolar disorder diagnostic criteria for children, particularly preschool children, remains unclear, even though much work has been focused on this area. As a result, more work needs to be done to further the understanding of bipolar symptoms in children. It is hoped that this paper can assist psychologists and other health service providers in gleaning a snapshot of the literature in this area so that they can gain an understanding of the diagnostic criteria and other behaviors that may be relevant and be informed about potential approaches for assessment and treatment with children who meet bipolar disorder criteria. First, the history of bipolar symptoms and current diagnostic criteria will be discussed. Next, assessment strategies that may prove helpful for identifying bipolar disorder will be discussed. Then, treatments that may have relevance to children and their families will be discussed. Finally, conclusions regarding work with children who may have a bipolar disorder diagnosis will be offered. PMID:24800202

  10. What is Bipolar Disorder?

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    ... down” Have trouble sleeping Think about death or suicide Can someone have bipolar disorder along with other problems? Yes. Sometimes people having very strong mood episodes may have psychotic symptoms. Psychosis affects thoughts ...

  11. Modelagem e controle de cargas em movimento vertical

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    Terceiro, Georges Jean Bruel

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-graduação em Engenharia Elétrica Vários são os aspectos envolvidos no processo de controle de movimento de veículos para deslocamento vertical que tornam o seu estudo interessante, sobretudo quando se trata de elevadores para transporte de pessoas, em que pesa sobremaneira o fato da existência de "cargas" vivas e conscientes. O controle do movimento de equipamentos elevadores é realizado a ...

  12. Carga inmediata en implantes dentales Immediate loading of dental implants

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    C. Concejo Cútoli

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available El protocolo de carga convencional en una o dos fases quirúrgicas ha sido evaluado durante los últimos 30 años bajo todas las condiciones clínicas posibles. En comparación, la carga inmediata es un protocolo relativamente nuevo que necesita de una estricta evaluación clínica. Realizamos una búsqueda bibliográfica sobre los ensayos clínicos publicados de carga inmediata en función de las diferentes opciones terapéuticas que se pueden plantear. Se hallaron resultados comparables para las dos estrategias de carga en mandíbulas edéntulas. Para el tratamiento con prótesis inmediata de maxilares totalmente edéntulos, restauraciones parciales e unitarias es todavía necesaria una selección adecuada de pacientes y un diseño conservador de la prótesis provisional. La necesidad de ensayos clínicos sencillos aleatorizados de doble ciego, con suficiente número de pacientes y adecuado seguimiento, que comparen una determinada situación clínica con un patrón oclusal de la prótesis provisional bien definido, son imprescindibles para acabar de confirmar la seguridad de la técnica.The protocol for conventional loading in one or two surgical stages has been evaluated over the last 30 years under all the possible clinical conditions. By comparison, immediate loading is a relatively new protocol that requires strict clinical evaluation. We conducted a search of the literature published concerning clinical trials on immediate loading according to the different therapeutic options that could be considered. Comparable results were found for both loading strategies in edentulous mandibles. For treatment involving an immediate prosthesis for totally edentulous mandibles, partial and single tooth restorations, patients have to be selected adequately and provisional prostheses have to be designed conservatively. In order to completely confirm the safety of the technique, double-blind, simple, randomized clinical trials have to be carried out with

  13. La sobrecarga del cuidador en el trastorno bipolar

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    Luis Gutiérrez-Rojas

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    Full Text Available La sobrecarga del cuidador de pacientes con trastorno bipolar ha sido estudiada con especial atención en los últimos años. Este artículo de revisión pretende hacer un resumen sobre esta cuestión. En concreto queremos conocer como es el nivel de sobrecarga en esta enfermedad, cuales son las variables clínicas que se asocian a un nivel mayor o menor de sobrecarga, que estilos de afrontamiento desarrollados por los cuidadores son más adaptativos para soportar dicha carga, cual es el impacto que sufre el cuidador a nivel sanitario, familiar, legal, económico y laboral, y que programas psicoeducativos han demostrado ser eficaces a la hora de tratar a los cuidadores.

  14. Bipolar Affective Disorder and Migraine

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    Birk Engmann

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper consists of a case history and an overview of the relationship, aetiology, and treatment of comorbid bipolar disorder migraine patients. A MEDLINE literature search was used. Terms for the search were bipolar disorder bipolar depression, mania, migraine, mood stabilizer. Bipolar disorder and migraine cooccur at a relatively high rate. Bipolar II patients seem to have a higher risk of comorbid migraine than bipolar I patients have. The literature on the common roots of migraine and bipolar disorder, including both genetic and neuropathological approaches, is broadly discussed. Moreover, bipolar disorder and migraine are often combined with a variety of other affective disorders, and, furthermore, behavioural factors also play a role in the origin and course of the diseases. Approach to treatment options is also difficult. Several papers point out possible remedies, for example, valproate, topiramate, which acts on both diseases, but no first-choice treatments have been agreed upon yet.

  15. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

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    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Crisis Hotline Information Coping with a Crisis Suicide Prevention Information Psychiatric Hospitalization ... sign-up Education info, training, events Mood Disorders Depression Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Screening Center Co-occurring Illnesses/ ...

  16. Tributación del Sector Transporte de Carga en Uruguay

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    Pedro Buonomo

    2004-01-01

    El objetivo general de este estudio es determinar la carga tributaria efectiva que incide sobre el transporte de cargas, en particular para los modos transporte terrestre (camión) y transporte aéreo, en la República Oriental del Uruguay.

  17. La carga global del cáncer (The Global Cancer Burden)

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    2012-02-02

    Este podcast describe la carga global del cáncer y los esfuerzos de los CDC y otras entidades para reducir esa carga.  Created: 2/2/2012 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).   Date Released: 3/13/2012.

  18. Radiación de cargas aceleradas y el principio de equivalencia

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    Sudarsky, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo revisaremos, desde el punto de vista cuántico, el problema conceptual que aparece al analizar la radiación electromagnética de cargas aceleradas desde el punto de vista de observadores ca-acelerados con las cargas.

  19. Marcadores periféricos e a fisiopatologia do transtorno bipolar

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    Pedro V. S. Magalhães; Gabriel R. Fries; Flávio Kapczinski

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: O entendimento da fisiopatologia do transtorno bipolar vem tendo avanços consistentes nos últimos anos. Um enfoque na relação entre carga alostática e alterações sistêmicas vem tomando corpo, com o objetivo de se entender a frequente progressão da doença. Proeminentes entre os mediadores periféricos têm sido as moléculas que poderiam ser amplamente agrupadas em neurotrofinas, marcadores de estresse oxidativo e marcadores inflamatórios. OBJETIVO: Descrever achados recentes em relaç...

  20. Bipolar Disorder and Cancer

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    Sermin Kesebir

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Prevalence studies and studies on causation relations have shown that the relation between psychiatric disorders and chronic physical diseases is neglected. For heterogeneous diseases an increasing number of susceptibility variants are being defined. Alzheimer disease, bipolar disorder, breast and prostate cancer, coronary artery disease, Chron's disease, systemic lupus eritematosus, type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus are mentioned together with epigenetic concept. In acrocentric zone of chromosome 13, breast cancer, retinoblastoma, chronic Iymphocytic leukemia genes with B cells, dopamin loci of bipolar disorder are found together. Among bipolar and healthy individuals, an increase risk of breast cancer in female cases has been resported. On the other hand, psychosocial factors that affect stress and response to stress itself may be important variables in prognosis and progression of different cancer types. During the course of many cancer types –especially brain tumors- and during treatment of chemotherapeutic agents, bipolar symptomatology may appear. In this article, it is reviewed with relevant literature that whether an etiological relation between bipolar disorder and cancer exist and how both diseases affect each other's course and treatment.

  1. Adolescência e organização de personalidade borderline: caracterização dos vínculos afetivos

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    Aline Bedin Jordão

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A demanda clínica atual inclui um número significativo de pacientes borderlines. Esse estudo buscou realizar uma revisão de literatura abrangente e não sistemática sobre os vínculos afetivos de adolescentes com indicadores de personalidade borderline. Foram consultadas bases de dados nacionais e internacionais, privilegiando-se publicações a partir de 1995, no referencial psicanalítico. Os estudos encontrados foram discutidos em três grupos: adolescência e cultura contemporânea, características da organização borderline na adolescência e vínculos afetivos desses adolescentes. Discute-se a importância dos vínculos de apego inseguro, a questão da psicopatologia materna e o papel das experiências traumáticas na história de vida desses pacientes.

  2. Capacidade de Carga em Cidades Históricas

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    Fernando Vicente de Oliveira

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo são apresentados os conceitos de capacidade de carga e capacidade ambiental vinculando-os ao manejo de cidades históricas dentro dos pressupostos do turismo sustentável. A avaliação da capacidade ambiental é uma valiosa ferramenta para planejamento turístico. O principal é determinar até que ponto um meio ambiente pode suportar uma intervenção, sem que a mesma danifique ou prejudique a característica principal deste local. As cidades históricas e turísticas com desejo de fomentar o turismo devem, necessariamente, delimitar suas capacidades de crescimento, para geração de riquezas através de sua economia diversificada e, sobretudo, bem estar de sua população, principal objetivo do estudo de capacidade ambiental.

  3. Estudio ergonómico: Levantamiento manual de Cargas

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    El presente trabajo se ha realizado en BODEGAS RIERA S.A dedicada a la facturación de botellas y lotes de vinos La introducción de nuevas tecnologías para el desarrimado de botellas en la empresa, ha dado lugar a la realización de una evaluación específica de riesgos laborales en los puestos de trabajo de la sección de la LÍNEA DE ESPECIALES. Se ha identificado un posible riesgo por factores ergonómicos en la manipulación manual de cargas, por lo que se ha planificado esta valoración espec...

  4. Types of Bipolar Disorder

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    ... Events Home Science News Meetings and Events Multimedia Social Media Press Resources Newsletters NIMH News Feeds About Us ... has a lot of money, or has special powers. Someone having psychotic symptoms ... Substance Abuse: People with bipolar disorder may also misuse alcohol ...

  5. Discrete bipolar universal integrals

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    Greco, S.; Mesiar, Radko; Rindone, F.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 252, č. 1 (2014), s. 55-65 ISSN 0165-0114 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP402/11/0378 Institutional support: RVO:67985556 Keywords : bipolar integral * universal integral * Choquet integral Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.986, year: 2014 http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2014/E/mesiar-0432224.pdf

  6. El trastorno bipolar

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    Freaza Rodríguez, Paula

    2014-01-01

    Se exponen los aspectos más relevantes del trastorno bipolar, entender qué significa este concepto, conocer los tipos que existen, qué otros trastornos suelen aparecer al mismo tiempo y qué tratamientos son los que dan mejores resultados

  7. Análise de cargas acidentais em pavimentos de garagem

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    Full Text Available O trabalho tem como foco a análise das cargas acidentais utilizadas para pavimentos de garagem, considerando as recomendações de normas nacionais e internacionais para a definição do valor das cargas a serem aplicadas nas lajes nervuradas. A norma brasileira NBR 6120/1980 [1], que trata do assunto, não especifica nada em relação a cargas concentradas, enquanto normas internacionais como Euro Code [2] e IBC [3], recomendam considerar cargas distribuídas e concentradas. Atualmente, as lajes nervuradas são utilizadas amplamente em pavimentos de garagem. Neste contexto, considerando os padrões de veículos mais utilizados no país, será que os valores de cargas distribuídas das normas são adequados para o dimensionamento das lajes nervuradas? Ou é necessário fazer uma correção destas cargas para levar em consideração as cargas concentradas da ordem de 8,5 kN por pneu correspondente a um veículo utilitário. O objetivo deste trabalho é procurar as respostas para estas duas perguntas através de uma análise paramétrica envolvendo os principais parâmetros de uma laje nervurada, que são: a relação (lambda entre os lados, a distância entre as nervuras principais e o esquema de apoio da laje (uni ou bidirecional. De uma forma geral o conjunto das simulações mostra que as cargas recomendadas pelas normas citadas precisariam de correção quando utilizadas em pavimento de garagem para reproduzir o efeito das cargas concentradas das rodas de veículos tipo utilitário.

  8. ON BIPOLAR SINGLE VALUED NEUTROSOPHIC GRAPHS

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    Said Broumi; Mohamed Talea; Assia Bakali; Florentin Smarandache

    2016-01-01

    In this article, we combine the concept of bipolar neutrosophic set and graph theory. We introduce the notions of bipolar single valued neutrosophic graphs, strong bipolar single valued neutrosophic graphs, complete bipolar single valued neutrosophic graphs, regular bipolar single valued neutrosophic graphs and investigate some of their related properties.

  9. ESTIMACIÓN DE LA CARGA DE TRANSFORMADORES DE POTENCIA UTILIZANDO UNA RED NEURONAL ARTIFICIAL

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    Agudelo, Laura; Velilla, Esteban; López, Jesús M

    2014-01-01

    En este artículo se presenta una metodología para estimar la curva de carga de transformadores de potencia utilizando redes neuronales artificiales. Para implementar la metodología propuesta se utilizaron datos reales de dos transformadores ubicados en diferentes zonas geográficas y con diferentes condiciones de operación. La técnica de estimación de carga fue implementada con datos históricos de la empresa Interconexión Eléctrica S.A (ISA). Para realizar la predicción de las curvas de carga ...

  10. Análisis de la carga de entrenamiento en fútbol

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    Gómez Dotor, Guillermo

    2013-01-01

    En las siguientes líneas se podrá encontrar un documento perteneciente al Trabajo Fin de Grado realizado por el alumno Guillermo Gómez Dotor. Dicho trabajo tendrá un tema central de estudio y análisis, la carga de entrenamiento aplicada en fútbol. En él, podremos encontrar dos partes diferenciadas. La primera de ellas, más teórica, consistirá en un análisis de la carga de entrenamiento a nivel general y sus aplicaciones al entrenamiento de fútbol. Se analizarán los conceptos de carga de...

  11. Práticas não convencionais em saúde por familiares e vínculos afetivos de pacientes críticos Unconventional health practices by family and affective bonds of critic patients

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    Jocelly de Araújo Ferreira

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: averiguar a aplicabilidade das práticas não convencionais na saúde de visitantes com vínculos afetivos e/ou familiares de pacientes críticos. Métodos: Estudo descritivo, quantitativo, realizado nos ambientes de atendimento ao paciente crítico do Hospital Estadual de Emergência e Trauma, na cidade de João Pessoa – Paraíba. A amostra foi composta por 100 familiares. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista semiestruturada e analisados pelo Software Statistical Package for Social Sciences. Aprovado pelo Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa, sob o número 328.320.  Resultados: Observou-se aplicabilidade, conhecimento e boa aceitação na utilização de algumas práticas não convencionais, por familiares e por vínculos afetivos de pacientes críticos. Conclusão: As práticas não convencionais proporcionam um cuidado integral ao indivíduo, aos familiares e vínculos afetivos. Os familiares e vínculos afetivos transmitem uma grande confiabilidade destas práticas, reconhecendo-as e integrando-as como componente fundamental para a influência do seu uso. Descritores: Terapias complementares, Cuidados críticos, Ações terapêuticas.

  12. Life expectancy in bipolar disorder

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    Kessing, Lars Vedel; Vradi, Eleni; Andersen, Per Kragh

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Life expectancy in patients with bipolar disorder has been reported to be decreased by 11 to 20 years. These calculations are based on data for individuals at the age of 15 years. However, this may be misleading for patients with bipolar disorder in general as most patients have a later...... onset of illness. The aim of the present study was to calculate the remaining life expectancy for patients of different ages with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. METHODS: Using nationwide registers of all inpatient and outpatient contacts to all psychiatric hospitals in Denmark from 1970 to 2012 we...... remaining life expectancy in bipolar disorder and that of the general population decreased with age, indicating that patients with bipolar disorder start losing life-years during early and mid-adulthood. CONCLUSIONS: Life expectancy in bipolar disorder is decreased substantially, but less so than previously...

  13. [Bipolar disorder in adolescence].

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    Brunelle, Julie; Milhet, Vanessa; Consoli, Angèle; Cohen, David

    2014-04-01

    Juvenile mania is a concept widely developed but also highly debated since the 1990s. In the heart of this debate, Severe Mood Dysregulation (SMD) and "Temper Dysregulation disorder with Dysphoria" (recently integrated in DSM-5) showed their interest. Actually, the objective is to distinguish two clinical phenotypes in order to avoid confusion between (1) what would raise more of mood dysregulation with chronic manic like symptoms, and (2) bipolar disorder type I with episodic and acute manic episodes. Therapeutic stakes are major. In adolescents, even if DSM adult diagnostic criteria can be used and bipolar disorder type I clearly established, differential diagnostic at onset between acute manic episode and schizophrenia onset remain sometimes difficult to assess. Furthermore, it is crucial to better assess outcome of these adolescents, in terms of morbidity and potential prognosis factors, knowing that a younger age at onset is associated with a poorer outcome according to several adult studies. Therapeutic implications could then be drawn.

  14. Depressive and bipolar disorders

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    Kessing, Lars Vedel; Hansen, Hanne Vibe; Demyttenaere, Koen

    2005-01-01

    of the patients (40-80%) had erroneous views as to the effect of antidepressants. Older patients (over 40 years of age) consistently had a more negative view of the doctor-patient relationship, more erroneous ideas concerning the effect of antidepressants and a more negative view of antidepressants in general....... Moreover, their partners agreed on these negative views. Women had a more negative view of the doctor-patient relationship than men, and patients with a depressive disorder had a more negative view of antidepressants than patients with bipolar disorder. The number of psychiatric hospitalizations......BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that attitudes and beliefs are important in predicting adherence to treatment and medication in depressive and bipolar disorders. However, these attitudes have received little study in patients whose disorders were sufficiently severe to require...

  15. Bipolar Plates for PEM Systems

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    Lædre, Sigrid

    2016-01-01

    Summary of thesis: The Bipolar Plate (BPP) is an important component in both Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) and Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers (PEMWEs). Bipolar plate material and processing constitutes for a large fraction of the cost and weight of a PEM cell stack. The main tasks for the bipolar plates in both systems are to separate single cell in a stack, conduct current between single cells and remove heat from active areas. In addition, the BPPs distribu...

  16. Aplicación mediante ordenador del factor de acoplamiento en equipos de carga y transporte

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    Ballester Muñoz, Francisco; Peral San Emeterio, Ángel

    1988-01-01

    RESUMEN. La coordinación entre los equipos de carga y transporte de materiales, es muy importante en los trabajos de movimiento de tierras, siendo el número de elementos y las dimensiones de los equipos de carga y transporte los factores básicos a determinar en todo proceso de optimización de operaciones, para lo cual se presenta un programa inforrnático de aplicación práctica.

  17. [Creativity and bipolar disorder].

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    Maçkalı, Zeynep; Gülöksüz, Sinan; Oral, Timuçin

    2014-01-01

    The relationship between creativity and bipolar disorder has been an intriguing topic since ancient times. Early studies focused on describing characteristics of creative people. From the last quarter of the twentieth century, researchers began to focus on the relationship between mood disorders and creativity. Initially, the studies were based on biographical texts and the obtained results indicated a relationship between these two concepts. The limitations of the retrospective studies led the researchers to develop systematic investigations into this area. The systematic studies that have focused on artistic creativity have examined both the prevalence of mood disorders and the creative process. In addition, a group of researchers addressed the relationship in terms of affective temperaments. Through the end of the 90's, the scope of creativity was widened and the notion of everyday creativity was proposed. The emergence of this notion led researchers to investigate the associations of the creative process in ordinary (non-artist) individuals. In this review, the descriptions of creativity and creative process are mentioned. Also, the creative process is addressed with regards to bipolar disorder. Then, the relationship between creativity and bipolar disorder are evaluated in terms of aforementioned studies (biographical, systematic, psychobiographical, affective temperaments). In addition, a new model, the "Shared Vulnerability Model" which was developed to explain the relationship between creativity and psychopathology is introduced. Finally, the methodological limitations and the suggestions for resolving these limitations are included.

  18. Reviewing metallic PEMFC bipolar plates

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    Wang, H.; Turner, J.A. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO (United States)

    2010-08-15

    A bipolar plate is one of the most important components in a polymer exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) stack and has multiple functions. Metallic bipolar plate candidates have advantages over composite rivals in excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, good mechanical strength, high chemical stability, very wide alloy choices, low cost and, most importantly, existing pathways for high-volume, high-speed mass production. The challenges with metallic bipolar plates are the higher contact resistance and possible corrosion products, which may contaminate the membrane electrode assembly. This review evaluates the candidate metallic and coating materials for bipolar plates and gives the perspective of the research trends. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  19. Scientific attitudes towards bipolar disorders

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    Mohammad-Hossein Biglu

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition that is also called manic-depressive disease. It causes unusual changes in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. In the present study, 3 sets of data were considered and analyzed: first, all papers categorized under Bipolar Disorders in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E database through 2001-2011; second, papers published by the international journal of Bipolar Disorders indexed in SCI-E during a period of 11 years; and third, all papers distributed by the international journal of Bipolar Disorders indexed in MEDLINE during the period of study. Methods: The SCI-E database was used to extract all papers indexed with the topic of Bipolar Disorders as well as all papers published by The International Journal of Bipolar Disorders. Extraction of data from MEDLINE was restricted to the journals name from setting menu. The Science of Science Tool was used to map the co-authorship network of papers published by The International Journal of Bipolar Disorders through 2009-2011. Results: Analysis of data showed that the majority of publications in the subject area of bipolar disorders indexed in SCI-E were published by The International Journal of Bipolar Disorders. Although journal articles consisted of 59% of the total publication type in SCI-E, 65% of publications distributed by The Journal of Bipolar Disorders were in the form of meetingabstracts. Journal articles consisted of only 23% of the total publications. USA was the leading country regarding sharing data in the field of bipolar disorders followed by England, Canada, and Germany. Conclusion: The editorial policy of The International Journal of Bipolar Disorders has been focused on new themes and new ways of researching in the subject area of bipolar disorder. Regarding the selection of papers for indexing, the SCI-E database selects data more comprehensively than MEDLINE. The number of papers

  20. Epidemiology in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

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    Caner Mutlu

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder diagnosis has been increasing recently. Since studies evaluating attempted suicide rates in children and adolescents have shown bipolarity to be a significant risk factor, diagnosis and treatment of bipolarity has become a very important issue. Since there is a lack of specific diagnostic criteria for especially preadolescent samples and evaluations are made mostly symptomatically, suspicions about false true diagnosis and increased prevalence rates have emerged. This situation leads to controversial data about the prevalence rates of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. The aim of this article is to review the prevalence of childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder in community, inpatient and outpatient based samples in literature.

  1. Genetics of bipolar disorder

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Berit Kerner Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA Abstract: Bipolar disorder is a common, complex genetic disorder, but the mode of transmission remains to be discovered. Many researchers assume that common genomic variants carry some risk for manifesting the disease. The research community has celebrated the first genome-wide significant associations between common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs and bipolar disorder. Currently, attempts are under way to translate these findings into clinical practice, genetic counseling, and predictive testing. However, some experts remain cautious. After all, common variants explain only a very small percentage of the genetic risk, and functional consequences of the discovered SNPs are inconclusive. Furthermore, the associated SNPs are not disease specific, and the majority of individuals with a “risk” allele are healthy. On the other hand, population-based genome-wide studies in psychiatric disorders have rediscovered rare structural variants and mutations in genes, which were previously known to cause genetic syndromes and monogenic Mendelian disorders. In many Mendelian syndromes, psychiatric symptoms are prevalent. Although these conditions do not fit the classic description of any specific psychiatric disorder, they often show nonspecific psychiatric symptoms that cross diagnostic boundaries, including intellectual disability, behavioral abnormalities, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit, impulse control deficit, and psychosis. Although testing for chromosomal disorders and monogenic Mendelian disorders is well established, testing for common variants is still controversial. The standard concept of genetic testing includes at least three broad criteria that need to be fulfilled before new genetic tests should be introduced: analytical validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility. These criteria are

  2. Early Intervention in Bipolar Disorder.

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    Vieta, Eduard; Salagre, Estela; Grande, Iria; Carvalho, André F; Fernandes, Brisa S; Berk, Michael; Birmaher, Boris; Tohen, Mauricio; Suppes, Trisha

    2018-05-01

    Bipolar disorder is a recurrent disorder that affects more than 1% of the world population and usually has its onset during youth. Its chronic course is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, making bipolar disorder one of the main causes of disability among young and working-age people. The implementation of early intervention strategies may help to change the outcome of the illness and avert potentially irreversible harm to patients with bipolar disorder, as early phases may be more responsive to treatment and may need less aggressive therapies. Early intervention in bipolar disorder is gaining momentum. Current evidence emerging from longitudinal studies indicates that parental early-onset bipolar disorder is the most consistent risk factor for bipolar disorder. Longitudinal studies also indicate that a full-blown manic episode is often preceded by a variety of prodromal symptoms, particularly subsyndromal manic symptoms, therefore supporting the existence of an at-risk state in bipolar disorder that could be targeted through early intervention. There are also identifiable risk factors that influence the course of bipolar disorder, some of them potentially modifiable. Valid biomarkers or diagnosis tools to help clinicians identify individuals at high risk of conversion to bipolar disorder are still lacking, although there are some promising early results. Pending more solid evidence on the best treatment strategy in early phases of bipolar disorder, physicians should carefully weigh the risks and benefits of each intervention. Further studies will provide the evidence needed to finish shaping the concept of early intervention. AJP AT 175 Remembering Our Past As We Envision Our Future April 1925: Interpretations of Manic-Depressive Phases Earl Bond and G.E. Partridge reviewed a number of patients with manic-depressive illness in search of a unifying endo-psychic conflict. They concluded that understanding either phase of illness was "elusive" and

  3. Novel multiple criteria decision making methods based on bipolar neutrosophic sets and bipolar neutrosophic graphs

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    Muhammad, Akram; Musavarah, Sarwar

    2016-01-01

    In this research study, we introduce the concept of bipolar neutrosophic graphs. We present the dominating and independent sets of bipolar neutrosophic graphs. We describe novel multiple criteria decision making methods based on bipolar neutrosophic sets and bipolar neutrosophic graphs. We also develop an algorithm for computing domination in bipolar neutrosophic graphs.

  4. Facial emotion recognition in bipolar disorder: a critical review Reconhecimento de emoções faciais: artigo de revisão

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    Cristiana Castanho de Almeida Rocca

    2009-06-01

    : Bipolares eutímicos apresentaram prejuízo no reconhecimento de nojo e medo. Em mania, mostraram dificuldade para reconhecer medo e tristeza. Transtorno bipolar pediátrico e crianças de risco apresentam dificuldade para reconhecer emoções nos rostos de adultos e de crianças. Bipolares foram mais precisos para reconhecer emoções do que os pacientes esquizofrênicos. DISCUSSÃO: Pacientes com transtorno bipolar apresentam prejuízo no reconhecimento de nojo, medo e tristeza, os quais podem ser apenas em parte atribuídos ao estado de humor. No episódio maníaco, eles têm dificuldade para reconhecer medo e nojo. Entretanto, eles são mais precisos no reconhecimento de emoções do que pacientes deprimidos e esquizofrênicos. Crianças com transtorno bipolar apresentam tendência a julgar expressões faciais extremas como sendo de intensidade leve ou moderada. CONCLUSÃO: Déficits afetivos e cognitivos em bipolares sofrem variações dependendo do estado de humor. Estudos de seguimento, reavaliando pacientes após a remissão dos sintomas, são necessários para investigar se estas anormalidades refletem um estado ou traço da doença e se podem ser consideradas endofenótipos. Estudos futuros devem padronizar tarefas e metodologia.

  5. Bipolar pulse forming line

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    Rhodes, Mark A.

    2008-10-21

    A bipolar pulse forming transmission line module for linear induction accelerators having first, second, third, fourth, and fifth planar conductors which form an interleaved stack with dielectric layers between the conductors. Each conductor has a first end, and a second end adjacent an acceleration axis. The first and second planar conductors are connected to each other at the second ends, the fourth and fifth planar conductors are connected to each other at the second ends, and the first and fifth planar conductors are connected to each other at the first ends via a shorting plate adjacent the first ends. The third planar conductor is electrically connectable to a high voltage source, and an internal switch functions to short a high voltage from the first end of the third planar conductor to the first end of the fourth planar conductor to produce a bipolar pulse at the acceleration axis with a zero net time integral. Improved access to the switch is enabled by an aperture through the shorting plate and the proximity of the aperture to the switch.

  6. Teoría de la carga cognitiva, diseño multimedia y aprendizaje: un estado del arte (Cognitive Load Theory, Design and Multimedia Learning: A State of the Art (Théorie de la charge cognitive, dessin multimédia et apprentissage: un état de l′art (Teoria da carga cognitiva, desenho multimídia e aprendizagem: um estado da arte

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    Luis Alejandro Andrade Lotero

    2012-12-01

    'apprentissage.ResumoNeste artigo de revisão se apresenta um resumo da teoria da carga cog- nitiva e da teoria cognitiva da apren- dizagem multimídia. Apresentam-se alguns exemplos de pesquisas empí- ricas e se reflete a respeito do valor explicativo destas teorias da aprendi- zagem. São expostos dez princípios para o desenho de material instru- cional. Afirma-se também que outras pesquisas encontraram limitações no uso e prática destas teorias. Estas se referem principalmente à medição da carga cognitiva, à experiência e conhecimento prévio dos aprendizes, bem como à motivação e aspectos afetivos que intervêm no processo de aprendizagem.

  7. Asenapine for bipolar disorder

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    Scheidemantel T

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Thomas Scheidemantel,1 Irina Korobkova,2 Soham Rej,3,4 Martha Sajatovic1,2 1University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 2Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA; 3Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 4Geri PARTy Research Group, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada Abstract: Asenapine (Saphris® is an atypical antipsychotic drug which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults, as well as the treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes of bipolar I in both adult and pediatric populations. Asenapine is a tetracyclic drug with antidopaminergic and antiserotonergic activity with a unique sublingual route of administration. In this review, we examine and summarize the available literature on the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of asenapine in the treatment of bipolar disorder (BD. Data from randomized, double-blind trials comparing asenapine to placebo or olanzapine in the treatment of acute manic or mixed episodes showed asenapine to be an effective monotherapy treatment in clinical settings; asenapine outperformed placebo and showed noninferior performance to olanzapine based on improvement in the Young Mania Rating Scale scores. There are limited data available on the use of asenapine in the treatment of depressive symptoms of BD, or in the maintenance phase of BD. The available data are inconclusive, suggesting the need for more robust data from prospective trials in these clinical domains. The most commonly reported adverse effect associated with use of asenapine is somnolence. However, the somnolence associated with asenapine use did not cause significant rates of discontinuation. While asenapine was associated with weight gain when compared to placebo, it appeared to be modest when compared to other atypical antipsychotics, and its propensity to cause increases in hemoglobin A1c or serum lipid levels appeared to be

  8. Factores que afectan la carga electrostática en polvos cerámicos

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    Fernández, J. F.

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The phenomenon of electrostatic charge in ceramic powders takes place when the particle surfaces enter in contact between them or with the containers. The accumulation of electrostatic charge is of relevance in ceramic powders in view of their insulating character and the risk of explosions during the material handling. In this work the main factors that affect the appearance of intrinsic charge and tribo-charge in ceramic powder have been studied. In ceramic powders of alumina it has been verified that the smallest particle sizes present an increase of the electrostatic charge of negative polarity. A correlation has been observed between the nature of the OH -surface groups and the electrostatic charge. The intrinsic charge and the tribocharge in ceramic powders can be diminished by compensating the surface groups that support the charge. The dry dispersion of nanoparticles on microparticles allows surface charge compensation with a noticeable modification of the powder agglomeration.

    Los fenómenos de carga electroestática en polvos cerámicos se producen cuando las superficies de los mismos entran en contacto entre sí y con los elementos que las contienen. La acumulación de cargas electrostática es importante en polvos cerámicos dado su carácter aislante y debido al riesgo de explosiones por descarga. En este trabajo se estudian los principales factores que afectan a la aparición de carga neta y la tribocarga en las partículas de polvo cerámico. En polvos cerámicos de alúmina se ha comprobado que las partículas más finas presentan un aumento de la carga electrostática con una polaridad negativa. Se ha observado una correlación entre la naturaleza de los grupos OH- superficiales y la carga electrostática. La carga neta y la tribocarga en polvos cerámicos se pueden reducir si se compensan los sitios superficiales que soportan dicha carga. La dispersión en seco de nanopartículas sobre micropartículas permite la

  9. Reforma de edificios antiguos. El rasgado de huecos en muros de carga

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    Soto Pardo, M.

    1985-01-01

    La apertura de huecos en muros de carga es una operación frecuente en la reforma de edificios antiguos. Una correcta ejecución exige la puesta en carga de la estructura sustentante —normalmente un pórtico metálico— mediante gatos hidráulicos o algo similar, cosa que suele omitirse, dando lugar a dos problemas diferentes: uno, el desprendimiento diferido del área de descarga, con alarmantes fisuraciones y otro, sin efectos ostensibles, pero mucho más peligroso, como es la sobrecarga elevadísim...

  10. Análisis comparativo de esquemas de balanceo de carga en ambientes de procesamiento distribuido

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    Scarpa, Diego; Baraldi, Waldemar A.; Vázquez, Gustavo Esteban; Ponzoni, Ignacio; Ardenghi, Jorge Raúl

    2001-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan distintos enfoques para resolver el problema de balanceo de carga sobre ambientes de procesamiento distribuido. Las arquitecturas propuestas están organizadas bajo un filosofía Master-Worker y su implementación fue realizada en C++ utilizando la librería de pasaje de mensajes PVM. Las distintas políticas de balanceo de carga fueron comparadas para una amplia variedad de casos de estudio con el objetivo de estableces los alcances y limitaciones que cada alternativa...

  11. Diseño de celda de carga optoelectrónica

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    Francisco J. Martínez Serrano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas de medición representan una herramienta indispensable en todas las actividades productivas, y en el caso de empresas que aprovechan los avances del desarrollo tecnológico para mejorar la calidad de sus productos éstos son fundamentales. Frecuentemente en la industria de la manufactura metalmecánica se requiere controlar con gran precisión el ajuste de dos piezas ensambladas a presión, los materiales de ingeniería deben someterse constantemente a pruebas de resistencia, los equipos de pruebas de balanceo y vibraciones mecánicas funcionan bajo el principio de medición de fuerzas. Los métodos de medición más precisos utilizan dispositivos electromecánicos conocidos como celdas de carga, que consisten básicamente en una fina resistencia eléctrica adherida a un elemento mecánico sometido directamente o no, a las cargas de trabajo. Las cargas cíclicas que sufre el elemento mecánico afectan igualmente a la resistencia eléctrica, y debido a que está hecha de un alambre muy delgado, su capacidad a resistir elásticamente deformación es limitada. Con este proyecto se pretende construir una celda de carga opto-mecatrónica, cuyo principio de funcionamiento está basado en que gracias a la aplicación de carga en un elemento mecánico, se produce en éste cierta deformación. Esta deformación reduce la distancia entre el emisor y el receptor, provocando un cambio en la señal eléctrica. Cabe señalar que la distribución de intensidad luminosa varía entre el emisor y el receptor debido al desplazamiento generado (R. Jones, 1985; Martínez, 2004. A la celda de carga se le adaptó un emisor de infrarrojo cuya señal es recibida por el detector en el otro extremo. Se pretende demostrar que este sistema optoelectrónico es capaz de medir cargas externas sobre un elemento mecánico a través de un método indirecto para medir esfuerzos. Se ha implementado un prototipo sensible a deformación inducida a un elemento mec

  12. Modeling suicide in bipolar disorders.

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    Malhi, Gin S; Outhred, Tim; Das, Pritha; Morris, Grace; Hamilton, Amber; Mannie, Zola

    2018-02-19

    Suicide is a multicausal human behavior, with devastating and immensely distressing consequences. Its prevalence is estimated to be 20-30 times greater in patients with bipolar disorders than in the general population. The burden of suicide and its high prevalence in bipolar disorders make it imperative that our current understanding be improved to facilitate prediction of suicide and its prevention. In this review, we provide a new perspective on the process of suicide in bipolar disorder, in the form of a novel integrated model that is derived from extant knowledge and recent evidence. A literature search of articles on suicide in bipolar disorder was conducted in recognized databases such as Scopus, PubMed, and PsycINFO using the keywords "suicide", "suicide in bipolar disorders", "suicide process", "suicide risk", "neurobiology of suicide" and "suicide models". Bibliographies of identified articles were further scrutinized for papers and book chapters of relevance. Risk factors for suicide in bipolar disorders are well described, and provide a basis for a framework of epigenetic mechanisms, moderated by neurobiological substrates, neurocognitive functioning, and social inferences within the environment. Relevant models and theories include the diathesis-stress model, the bipolar model of suicide and the ideation-to-action models, the interpersonal theory of suicide, the integrated motivational-volitional model, and the three-step theory. Together, these models provide a basis for the generation of an integrated model that illuminates the suicidal process, from ideation to action. Suicide is complex, and it is evident that a multidimensional and integrated approach is required to reduce its prevalence. The proposed model exposes and provides access to components of the suicide process that are potentially measurable and may serve as novel and specific therapeutic targets for interventions in the context of bipolar disorder. Thus, this model is useful not only

  13. Bipolar explosion models for hypernovae

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    Maeda, Keiichi; Nomoto, Ken'ichi

    2003-01-01

    Bipolar explosion models for hypernovae (very energetic supernovae) are presented. These models provide a favorable situation to explain some unexpected features in observations of hypernovae, e.g., high velocity matter dominated by Fe and low velocity matter dominated by O. The overall abundance of these models gives a good fit, at least qualitatively, to abundances in extremely metal-poor stars. We suggest hypernovae be driven by bipolar jets and contribute significantly to the early Galactic chemical evolution

  14. Functional remediation for bipolar disorder

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    Martínez-Arán, Anabel, 1971-; Torrent, C.; Solé, B.; Bonnín, C.M.; Rosa, A.R.; Sánchez-Moreno, J.; Vieta i Pascual, Eduard, 1963-

    2014-01-01

    Neurocognitive impairment constitutes a core feature of bipolar illness. The main domains affected are verbal memory, attention, and executive functions. Deficits in these areas as well as difficulties to get functional remission seem to be increased associated with illness progression. Several studies have found a strong relationship between neurocognitive impairment and low functioning in bipolar disorder, as previously reported in other illnesses such as schizophrenia. Cognitive remediatio...

  15. MÉTODO SIMPLIFICADO PARA LA ESTIMACIÓN DE LA CARGA ÚLTIMA DE PILOTES SOMETIDOS A CARGA VERTICAL AXIAL EN ARENAS

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    Edgar Giovanny Dias Segura

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La respuesta de diferentes pilotes sometidos a carga vertical axial fue estudiada empleando una serie de análisis mediante elementos finitos, considerando como suelo de fundación diez tipos de arenas en condición seca y saturada. A partir de los resultados obtenidos, se propone un método simplificado para estimar la carga última en pilotes preexcavados sobre arenas, en términos del diámetro y enterramiento del pilote, peso unitario del suelo, condiciones de saturación, y mediciones indirectas de la resistencia al corte del suelo, obtenidas a partir de la densidad relativa y el índice de penetración SPT. El método propuesto, basado en 180 casos analizados, ofrece una precisión de 92%, y constituye una herramienta complementaría de diseño para estimar la carga última de pilotes preexcavados en arenas.

  16. Burnout em professores universitários: impacto de percepções de justiça e comprometimento afetivo

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    Ivone Félix de Sousa

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou analisar o poder mediacional do comprometimento organizacional afetivo na relação entre as percepções de justiça distributiva, processual e interacional e o burnout. Participaram da pesquisa 233 professores universitários. Foram aplicados os instrumentos avaliativos Maslach Burnout Inventory, Escala de Percepção de Justiça Organizacional e Organizational Commitment Questionnaire. Analisou-se o poder mediacional do comprometimento na relação entre a percepção de justiça e o burnout, a partir da regressão hierárquica. O poder mediacional do comprometimento se confirmou na relação entre percepção de justiça distributiva e exaustão. Concluiu-se que a percepção de injustiça na forma de distribuição de recursos pode levar o professor universitário à exaustão, o que pode ter probabilidade aumentada diante da falta de comprometimento.

  17. O papel dos estados afetivos sobre os processos cognitivos de assimilação e acomodação

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    Maura Ribeiro Alves

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetivou investigar se o humor positivo induz ativação de conhecimento prévio (função assimilativa e se o humor negativo aciona processos cognitivos dirigidos pelos dados (função acomodativa. A amostra foi composta de 32 participantes, de ambos os sexos, com idade entre 17 e 38 anos. O experimento testou o efeito de geração ativa de conhecimento. Induziram-se inicialmente humores positivos e negativos nos participantes. A tarefa final consistiu em recordar livremente uma lista de palavras completas (favorecendo processos dirigidos pelos dados ou incompletas (favorecendo processos cognitivos dirigidos por conhecimento prévio via geração ativa, apresentadas anteriormente. Sob humor positivo, os participantes recordaram mais palavras completadas por eles durante a fase de codificação (efeito de geração ativa, sugerindo prevalência de funções assimilativas. Sob estado de humor negativo, recordaram mais palavras completas oferecidas pelo experimentador, indicando predomínio de funções acomodativas. Conclui-se que os estados afetivos atuam sobre a seleção e regulação dos processos cognitivos de assimilação e acomodação.

  18. Quetiapine monotherapy for bipolar depression

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    Michael E Thase

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Michael E ThaseDepartments of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA; the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA; and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USAAbstract: Bipolar depression is more common, disabling, and difficult-to-treat than the manic and hypomanic phases that define bipolar disorder. Unlike the treatment of so-called “unipolar” depressions, antidepressants generally are not indicated as monotherapies for bipolar depressions and recent studies suggest that - even when used in combination with traditional mood stabilizers – antidepressants may have questionable value for bipolar depression. The current practice is that mood stabilizers are initiated first as monotherapies; however, the antidepressant efficacy of lithium and valproate is modest at best. Within this context the role of atypical antipsychotics is being evaluated. The combination of olanzapine and the antidepressant fluoxetine was the first treatment to receive regulatory approval in the US specifically for bipolar I depression. Quetiapine was the second medication to be approved for this indication, largely as the result of two pivotal trials known by the acronyms of BOLDER (BipOLar DEpRession I and II. Both studies demonstrated that two doses of quetiapine (300 mg and 600 mg given once daily at bedtime were significantly more effective than placebo, with no increased risk of patients switching into mania. Pooling the two studies, quetiapine was effective for both bipolar I and bipolar II depressions and for patients with (and without a history of rapid cycling. The two doses were comparably effective in both studies. Although the efficacy of quetiapine monotherapy has been established, much additional research is necessary. Further studies are needed to more fully investigate dose-response relationships and comparing quetiapine monotherapy to other mood stabilizers

  19. Campo eletromagnético de uma carga em queda livre num campo gravitacional uniforme

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    Goto, Mario

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    As transformações de Rindler são usadas para obter o campo eletromagnético de uma carga em queda livre num campo gravitacional uniforme. Electromagnetic field of free falling charge in an uniform gravitational field is obtained using Rindler transformations.

  20. Os efeitos da idade na seleção de carga perceptual

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    Vanessa Coelho de Sousa

    Full Text Available Algumas pesquisas sugerem a existência de momentos distintos de maturação do sistema atentivo. O presente estudo investigou os padrões de seleção da informação visual através de uma tarefa de carga perceptual executada por três grupos etários: crianças, adultos e idosos. De maneira geral os resultados obtidos indicaram uma diminuição da eficiência no processo de seleção da informação em condições de baixa carga perceptual na população de idosos e uma diminuição da eficiência da seleção em condições de alta e baixa carga perceptual na população composta por crianças. Estes resultados sugerem a existência de padrões específicos na seleção da informação visual em função da idade e da carga perceptual a ser processada pelo sistema visual.

  1. Monitoramento da carga interna de treinamento em jogadores de futsal ao longo de uma temporada

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    Bernardo Miloski

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2012v14n6p671 Existe a necessidade de estudos sobre métodos para controle da carga e descri­ção da periodização em equipes de futsal. O objetivo do estudo foi descrever e analisar a carga interna de treinamento em um macrociclo de futsal utilizando-se o método de Percepção Subjetiva do Esforço da sessão. A amostra foi composta por 13 atletas de Liga Nacional. Calculou-se carga de treinamento semanal total (CTST, monotonia e strain durante 37 semanas. Utilizando Teste t de Student pareado, o período de preparação (PP apresentou CTST, strain e monotonia maiores que o competitivo (PC. Utilizando ANOVA de medi­das repetidas, seguida pelo post-hoc de Bonferroni, observaram-se diferenças significativas para CTST entre mesociclos: 1 > 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9; 7 > 4, 5, 8, 9; 2, 3 e 6 > 5, 8, 9; 4 > 5; 8 > 5 (p>0,05. As cargas de treinamento (CT foram mais elevadas no PP com redução no PC. A CT apresenta uma característica ondulatória, adaptando-se ao calendário competitivo.

  2. Integrated neurobiology of bipolar disorder

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    Vladimir eMaletic

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available From a neurobiological perspective there is no such thing as bipolar disorder. Rather, it is almost certainly the case that many somewhat similar, but subtly different, pathological conditions produce a disease state that we currently diagnose as bipolarity. This heterogeneity—reflected in the lack of synergy between our current diagnostic schema and our rapidly advancing scientific understanding of the condition—limits attempts to articulate an integrated perspective on bipolar disorder. However, despite these challenges, scientific findings in recent years are beginning to offer a provisional unified field theory of the disease. This theory sees bipolar disorder as a suite of related neurodevelopmental conditions with interconnected functional abnormalities that often appear early in life and worsen over time. In addition to accelerated loss of volume in brain areas known to be essential for mood regulation and cognitive function, consistent findings have emerged at a cellular level, providing evidence that bipolar disorder is reliably associated with dysregulation of glial-neuronal interactions. Among these glial elements are microglia—the brain’s primary immune elements, which appear to be overactive in the context of bipolarity. Multiple studies now indicate that inflammation is also increased in the periphery of the body in both the depressive and manic phases of the illness, with at least some return to normality in the euthymic state. These findings are consistent with changes in the HPA axis, which are known to drive inflammatory activation. In summary, the very fact that no single gene, pathway or brain abnormality is likely to ever account for the condition is itself an extremely important first step in better articulating an integrated perspective on both its ontological status and pathogenesis. Whether this perspective will translate into the discovery of innumerable more homogeneous forms of bipolarity is one of the great

  3. Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism: Are They Related?

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    ... Are they related? Is there a connection between bipolar disorder and alcoholism? Answers from Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Bipolar disorder and alcoholism often occur together. Although the association ...

  4. Bipolar outflow in B335

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    Hirano, N.; Kameya, O.; Nakayama, M.; Takakubo, K.

    1988-01-01

    The high-velocity (C-12)O (J = 1-0) emission in B335 with a high angular resolution of 16 arcsec has been mapped. The high-velocity emission shows distinct bipolar pattern centered at IRAS 19345+0727, toward which a strong high-velocity (C-12)O emission has been detected. The bipolar lobes delineate remarkable collimation toward the IRAS source, indicating that the flow is focused within 0.02 pc of the driving source. Each lobe is accompanied by significant wing emission with the opposite velocity shift, which clearly shows the association with IRAS 19345+0727. This feature is well explained as a bipolar flow the axis of which is nearly perpendicular to the line of sight. There is no evidence of another evolved bipolar flow which does not associate with any dense core as previously suggested. This suggests that B335 is a site of very recent star formation, containing a single bipolar flow with an age of about 30,000 yr. 15 references

  5. Exercising control over bipolar disorder.

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    Malhi, Gin S; Byrow, Yulisha

    2016-11-01

    Following extensive research exercise has emerged as an effective treatment for major depressive disorder, and it is now a recognised therapy alongside other interventions. In contrast, there is a paucity of research examining the therapeutic effects of exercise for those with bipolar disorder. Given that dysfunctional reward processing is central to bipolar disorder, research suggests that exercise can perhaps be framed as a reward-related event that may have the potential to precipitate a manic episode. The behavioural activation system (BAS) is a neurobehavioural system that is associated with responding to reward and provides an appropriate framework to theoretically examine and better understand the effects of exercise treatment on bipolar disorder. This article discusses recent research findings and provides an overview of the extant literature related to the neurobiological underpinnings of BAS and exercise as they relate to bipolar disorder. This is important clinically because depending on mood state in bipolar disorder, we postulate that exercise could be either beneficial or deleterious with positive or negative effects on the illness. Clearly, this complicates the evaluation of exercise as a potential treatment in terms of identifying its optimal characteristics in this population. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  6. Late Onset Bipolar Disorder: Case Report

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    Filipa Araújo; Adriana Horta

    2016-01-01

    Background: Bipolar disorder affects approximately 1% of the population, with diagnosis often being made during late adolescence and early adulthood, and only rarely (0.1%) in the elderly. Late onset bipolar disorder in the elderly has a impact on the nature and course of bipolar disorder. Aims: The authors report a case of bipolar disorder emerging in late life  (76years old) with no cleary identified organic cause. Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of a broad different...

  7. Imunologia do transtorno bipolar Immunology of bipolar disorder

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    Izabela Guimarães Barbosa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Pesquisas recentes têm implicado fatores imunes na patogênese de diversos transtornos neuropsiquiátricos. O objetivo do presente trabalho é revisar os trabalhos que investigaram a associação entre transtorno bipolar e alterações em parâmetros imunes. MÉTODOS: Artigos que incluíam as palavras-chave: "bipolar disorder", "mania", "immunology", "cytokines", "chemokines", "interleukins", "interferon" e "tumor necrosis factor" foram selecionados em uma revisão sistemática da literatura. As bases de dados avaliadas foram MedLine e Scopus, entre os anos de 1980 e 2008. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 28 trabalhos que estudaram alterações imunes em pacientes com transtorno bipolar. Seis artigos investigaram genes relacionados à resposta imune; cinco, autoanticorpos; quatro, populações leucocitárias; 13, citocinas e/ou moléculas relacionadas à resposta imune e seis, leucócitos de pacientes in vitro. CONCLUSÕES: Embora haja evidências na literatura correlacionando o transtorno bipolar a alterações imunes, os dados não são conclusivos. O transtorno bipolar parece estar associado a níveis mais elevados de autoanticorpos circulantes, assim como à tendência à ativação imune com produção de citocinas pró-inflamatórias e redução de parâmetros anti-inflamatórios.OBJECTIVE: Emerging research has implicated immune factors in the pathogenesis of a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. The objective of the present paper is to review the studies that investigated the association between bipolar disorder and immune parameters. METHODS: Papers that included the keywords "bipolar to disorder", "mania", "immunology", "cytokines", "chemokines", "interleukins", "interferon" and "tumor necrosis factor" were selected in a systematic review of the literature. The evaluated databases were MedLine and Scopus in the period between 1980 and 2008. RESULTS: Twenty eight works were found. Six studies investigated immune response

  8. Aplicando un Algoritmo Genético para Balancear Carga Dinámicamente en Ambientes Distribuidos Orientados a Objetos (CORBA)

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    Fco. Javier Luna Rosas; Rene Tristán Ávila; J. de Jesús Martínez Pedroza

    2003-01-01

    Balancear Carga significa como distribuir procesos entre procesadores conectados por una red, para equilibrar la carga de trabajo entre ellos. Los algoritmos de planeación distribuida global pueden ser divididos en dos grandes grupos: algoritmos de balanceo de carga dinámica y algoritmos de balanceo de carga estática. Los algoritmos de balanceo de carga estática, también referenciados como planeación de tareas obtienen la localización de todos sus requerimientos antes de comenzar su ...

  9. Mathematical models of bipolar disorder

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    Daugherty, Darryl; Roque-Urrea, Tairi; Urrea-Roque, John; Troyer, Jessica; Wirkus, Stephen; Porter, Mason A.

    2009-07-01

    We use limit cycle oscillators to model bipolar II disorder, which is characterized by alternating hypomanic and depressive episodes and afflicts about 1% of the United States adult population. We consider two non-linear oscillator models of a single bipolar patient. In both frameworks, we begin with an untreated individual and examine the mathematical effects and resulting biological consequences of treatment. We also briefly consider the dynamics of interacting bipolar II individuals using weakly-coupled, weakly-damped harmonic oscillators. We discuss how the proposed models can be used as a framework for refined models that incorporate additional biological data. We conclude with a discussion of possible generalizations of our work, as there are several biologically-motivated extensions that can be readily incorporated into the series of models presented here.

  10. Alcance y limitaciones de la carga dinámica de la prueba en el proceso judicial

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    Montilla Rosero, Carmen Alicia; Jiménez Pascuaza, Johana Marcela

    2016-01-01

    La carga dinámica de la prueba hace parte del derecho probatorio que le brinda más beneficios a la parte procesal que se encuentre en mejores condiciones de hacerlo. Este tipo de carga procesal fue usada por el Consejo de Estado para resolver episodios de responsabilidad administrativa por la actividad médica entre los años 1990 a 2006, debido a las dificultades con las que contaba el paciente para probar hechos constitutivos de la falla del servicio médico estatal. Al inicio, la carga probat...

  11. Una reseña de ensayos de carga no destructivos usados para la evaluación de puentes

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    Jáuregui, David

    2001-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este artículo es de proveer un breve repaso de la actividad relacionada con la evaluación experimental de los puentes en los Estados Unidos. Los dos métodos de evaluación de carga aplicados por AASHTO (La Asociación Americana de Oficiales de Carreteras Estatales y Transporte) son presentados incluyendo el esfuerzo permisible (AS) y el factor de carga (LF). Además, son discutidos los detalles básicos de los dos tipos de ensayos de carga más comunes para la evaluación d...

  12. Cuantificación y control de la carga de entrenamiento y competición en fútbol

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    Recuenco Serrano, David

    2016-01-01

    El estudio de la carga interna y la carga externa en el fútbol ha suscitado un gran interés en los últimos años. Desde la perspectiva de la carga interna, es necesario estudiar y conocer variables que nos permitan su análisis de forma rápida y poco invasiva. Esto puede conseguirse mediante el uso de métodos subjetivos como los test psicométricos o la escala de esfuerzo percibido RPE y métodos novedosos aplicados al deporte, como el registro de la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardíaca (VFC). ...

  13. Is bipolar always bipolar? Understanding the controversy on bipolar disorder in children

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    Grimmer, Yvonne; Hohmann, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    Dramatically increasing prevalence rates of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents in the United States have provoked controversy regarding the boundaries of manic symptoms in child and adolescent psychiatry. The serious impact of this ongoing debate on the treatment of affected children is reflected in the concomitant increase in prescription rates for antipsychotic medication. A key question in the debate is whether this increase in bipolar disorder in children and adolescents is based on a better detection of early-onset bipolar disorder—which can present differently in children and adolescents—or whether it is caused by an incorrect assignment of symptoms which overlap with other widely known disorders. So far, most findings suggest that the suspected symptoms, in particular chronic, non-episodic irritability (a mood symptom presenting with easy annoyance, temper tantrums and anger) do not constitute a developmental presentation of childhood bipolar disorder. Additional research based on prospective, longitudinal studies is needed to further clarify the developmental trajectories of bipolar disorder and the diagnostic status of chronic, non-episodic irritability. PMID:25580265

  14. Bipolar dislocation of the clavicle

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    Wei Jiang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Bipolar dislocation of the clavicle at acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint is an uncommon traumatic injury. The conservative treatments adopted in the past is associated with redislocation dysfunction and deformity. A 41 years old lady with bipolar dislocation of right shoulder is treated surgically by open reduction and internal fixation by oblique T-plate at sternoclavicular joint and Kirschner wire stabilization at acromioclavicular joint. The patient showed satisfactory recovery with full range of motion of the right shoulder and normal muscular strength. The case reported in view of rarity and at 2 years followup.

  15. Electronic monitoring in bipolar disorder.

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    Faurholt-Jepsen, Maria

    2018-03-01

    Major reasons for the insufficient effects of current treatment options in bipolar disorder include delayed intervention for prodromal depressive and manic symptoms and decreased adherence to psychopharmacological treatment. The reliance on subjective information and clinical evaluations when diagnosing and assessing the severity of depressive and manic symptoms calls for less biased and more objective markers. By using electronic devices, fine-grained data on complex psychopathological aspects of bipolar disorder can be evaluated unobtrusively over the long term. Moreover, electronic data could possibly represent candidate markers of diagnosis and illness activity in bipolar disorder and allow for early and individualized intervention for prodromal symptoms outside clinical settings. 
The present dissertation concerns the use of electronic monitoring as a marker and treatment intervention in bipolar disorder and investigated the scientific literature and body of evidence within the area, which includes ten original study reports and two systematic reviews, one of which included a meta-analysis, conducted by the author of the dissertation. 
Taken together, the literature presented in this dissertation illustrates that 1) smartphone-based electronic self-monitoring of mood seems to reflect clinically assessed depressive and manic symptoms and enables the long-term characterization of mood

instability in bipolar disorder; 2) preliminary results suggest that smartphone-based automatically generated data (e.g. the number of text messages sent/day; the number of incoming and outgoing calls/day; the number of changes in cell tower IDs/day; and voice features) seem to reflect clinically assessed depressive and manic symptoms in bipolar disorder; 3) smartphone-based electronic self-monitoring had no effects on the severity of depressive and manic symptoms in bipolar disorder, according to a randomized controlled trial; and 4) electronic monitoring of psychomotor

  16. Relações afetivo-sexuais e prevenção contra infecções sexualmente transmissíveis e aids entre mulheres do município de Vitória - ES

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    Amorim, Melissa Mattos; Andrade, Ângela Nobre de

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    Objetivou-se conhecer como mulheres vivenciam a prevenção de infecções sexualmente transmissíveis (IST) e aids em suas relações afetivo-sexuais. Foram realizados dois grupos de discussão e 12 entrevistas individuais com mulheres na faixa etária de 20 a 35 anos. Um grupo foi composto por cinco participantes com ensino fundamental ou médio (Grupo1) e o outro, por sete participantes com ensino superior completo ou incompleto (Grupo2). Apenas três participantes faziam uso consistente do preservat...

  17. Práticas não convencionais em saúde por familiares e vínculos afetivos de pacientes críticos Unconventional health practices by family and affective bonds of critic patients

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    Jocelly de Araújo Ferreira; Alana Dionízio Carneiro; Priscilla Tereza Lopes de Souza; Nayda Babel Alves de Lima

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    Objetivo: averiguar a aplicabilidade das práticas não convencionais na saúde de visitantes com vínculos afetivos e/ou familiares de pacientes críticos. Métodos: Estudo descritivo, quantitativo, realizado nos ambientes de atendimento ao paciente crítico do Hospital Estadual de Emergência e Trauma, na cidade de João Pessoa – Paraíba. A amostra foi composta por 100 familiares. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista semiestruturada e analisados pelo Software Statistical Package for Socia...

  18. Metodología de la sumatoria de las curvas de cargas

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    Elena Llimó Bravo

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    Full Text Available Se describe la metodología para la sumatoria de la curvas de carga con la cual se puede determinar lacurva de carga estimada en un equipo o cualquier punto de una red de distribución, mediante el empleo dela base de datos de las curvas diarias representativas de cada una de los diferentes tipos de consumidores( residencial, comercial e industrial , y su consumo mensual (kWh/mensual. Toda esta información esguardada en una base de datos para ser utilizada en estudios de planeamiento e ingeniería.  This paper present a methodology for the aggregation load curves , to determine the expected loading inequipment or in a present part of the distribution network by using the representative daily curves database of each consumer's activity (residential, commercial and industrial and the monthly energyconsumption (kWh/monthly. All the information is stored in database and is used for planning an engineeringstudies.

  19. Social support and bipolar disorder

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    Paula Mendonça Studart

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    Full Text Available Background Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition that affects the functioning of its carriers in many different ways, even when treated properly. Therefore, it’s also important to identify the psychosocial aspects that could contribute to an improvement of this population’s quality of life.Objective Carry out a literature review on the role of social support in cases of bipolar disorder.Method A research on the following online databases PubMed, Lilacs and SciELO was conducted by using the keywords “social support” or “social networks” and “mood disorders” or “bipolar disorder” or “affective disorder,” with no defined timeline.Results Only 13 studies concerning the topic of social support and BD were found in the search for related articles. Generally speaking, the results show low rates of social support for BD patients.Discussion Despite the growing interest in the overall functioning of patients with bipolar disorder, studies on social support are still rare. Besides, the existing studies on the subject use different methodologies, making it difficult to establish data comparisons.

  20. Electronic monitoring in bipolar disorder

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    Faurholt-Jepsen, Maria

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    generated data (e.g. the number of text messages sent/day; the number of incoming and outgoing calls/day; the number of changes in cell tower IDs/day; and voice features) seem to reflect clinically assessed depressive and manic symptoms in bipolar disorder; 3) smartphone-based electronic self-monitoring had...

  1. Integrated Neurobiology of Bipolar Disorder

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    Maletic, Vladimir; Raison, Charles

    2014-01-01

    From a neurobiological perspective there is no such thing as bipolar disorder. Rather, it is almost certainly the case that many somewhat similar, but subtly different, pathological conditions produce a disease state that we currently diagnose as bipolarity. This heterogeneity – reflected in the lack of synergy between our current diagnostic schema and our rapidly advancing scientific understanding of the condition – limits attempts to articulate an integrated perspective on bipolar disorder. However, despite these challenges, scientific findings in recent years are beginning to offer a provisional “unified field theory” of the disease. This theory sees bipolar disorder as a suite of related neurodevelopmental conditions with interconnected functional abnormalities that often appear early in life and worsen over time. In addition to accelerated loss of volume in brain areas known to be essential for mood regulation and cognitive function, consistent findings have emerged at a cellular level, providing evidence that bipolar disorder is reliably associated with dysregulation of glial–neuronal interactions. Among these glial elements are microglia – the brain’s primary immune elements, which appear to be overactive in the context of bipolarity. Multiple studies now indicate that inflammation is also increased in the periphery of the body in both the depressive and manic phases of the illness, with at least some return to normality in the euthymic state. These findings are consistent with changes in the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis, which are known to drive inflammatory activation. In summary, the very fact that no single gene, pathway, or brain abnormality is likely to ever account for the condition is itself an extremely important first step in better articulating an integrated perspective on both its ontological status and pathogenesis. Whether this perspective will translate into the discovery of innumerable more homogeneous forms of

  2. Comportamiento de tejas de cubierta tipo multicapa fabricadas con asfalto crudo y modificado cuando son sometidas a cargas constantes

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    López Bula, Pedro Javier

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo, analiza las propiedades viscoelasticas de diferentes materiales asfalticos después de ser sometidos a cargas permanentes y a diferente temperatura -- Estas cargas simulan las que eventualmente se pueden presentar en la aplicacion y fabricación de productos asfalticos ampliamente utilizados en el sector de la construcción -- Para este estudio se utilizó asfalto crudo y modificado con diferentes polímeros: Cera de polietileno (CERA), caucho molido de llanta (CR), copolimero...

  3. Carga diferida en implantología Delayed loading in implantology

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    J.C. de Vicente Rodríguez

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available La implantología dental se ha convertido en una práctica con bases científicas con el descubrimiento de la biología de la oseointegración. El protocolo terapéutico clásico implicaba mantener los implantes libres de carga hasta que estuviesen oseointegrados. Sin embargo, las desventajas de este procedimiento condujeron posteriormente al desarrollo de un nuevo protocolo, en el que los implantes son cargados de forma inmediata tras su colocación. Sin embargo, este nuevo abordaje suscita dudas acerca de su destino último que aún no han sido resueltas. El objetivo del presente artículo es (i revisar y analizar críticamente las bases biológicas de la carga de los implantes y (ii proponer guías orientativas para elegir el momento ideal de carga de los mismos, en función de variables clínicas. Como conclusión, se establece que si bien las cargas inmediata y diferida proporcionan los mismos resultados en diversas situaciones, la segunda es preferible en presencia de determinados factores de riesgo para el éxito de la primera.Implant dentistry has become a scientifically based practice with the discovery of the biological basis of osseointegration. In the classical protocol, implants were load-free while bone was healing around them to ensure predictable osseointegration. However, several disadvantages of this approach have lead recently to a new protocol based on loading implants immediately after their placement. But, several questions about the outcome of this approach remain unanswered. Therefore, the aim of the present review article is to (i review and analyze critically the biological basis of the load of implants, and (ii propose guidelines for choosing the ideal moment to load dental implants, based on clinical variables. As a conclusion, delayed loading of implants remains the best protocol in several clinical situations.

  4. Control de balanceo de carga de un grupo de servidores de red

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    Talavera Foix , Miquel; Albea , Carolina

    2014-01-01

    National audience; Debido al incremento de servicios en Internet y del numero de usuarios, se ha multiplicado la demanda de prestaciones de los servidores web. Si se usa adecuadamente los "clusteres", se puede llegar a una potencia correcta de procesamiento que permita satisfacer los requerimientos. El equilibrado de carga, o "load balancing", permite crear una red robusta y efciente. En este trabajo se presenta una ley de control distribuido inspirada en la "teoria deconsenso". El bucle cerr...

  5. Análisis de grupos de pilotes sometidos a cargas de sismo

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    Carlos Javier Sainea Vargas

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los análisis de los resultados obtenidos al emplear la metodología p-y en el análisis de un amplio número de modelos de grupos de pilotes, en los que se aplicaron modificaciones a las curvas p-y para la inclusión de los efectos de grupo y carga sísmica; dichos modelos han sido elaborados incluyendo diferentes configuraciones geométricas de los grupos, y varios tipos de suelos de cimentación. Para el análisis de los modelos se ha empleado el software especializado FB-Multipier, que, además de incluir la metodología elegida, permite la aplicación de cargas sísmicas reales, como las dadas por señales acelerográficas. A partir de los resultados de deflexiones y momentos obtenidos en el análisis de losmodelos, se presentan algunas observaciones sobre el comportamiento de los grupos de pilotes sometidos a carga sísmica y se incluyen consideraciones referentes a su diseño.

  6. Uso público y capacidad de carga perceptual en espacios naturales protegidos

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    Felipe Leco Berrocal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo muestra algunos de los resultados de la investigación realizada en el Proyecto «Las áreas de uso público en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Monfragüe. Accesibilidad y capacidad de carga» (Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2004-2007. Orden MAM/321/207. Expte. 024/SGTB/2007/4.1. En líneas generales, se presenta un estudio de las principales áreas de uso público desde la perspectiva de la capacidad de carga, ya que dichas áreas polarizan por regla general los flujos de usuarios, las inversiones y son el eje principal sobre el que descansa la afluencia de usuarios al Parque, por ello es necesario evaluar no sólo la capacidad de carga sino también la intensidad de su uso.

  7. Análisis de grupos de pilotes sometidos a cargas de sismo

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    Carlos Javier Sainea Vargas

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los análisis de los resultados obtenidos al emplear la metodología p-y en el análisis de un amplio número de modelos de grupos de pilotes, en los que se aplicaron modificaciones a las curvas p-y para la inclusión de los efectos de grupo y carga sísmica; dichos modelos han sido elaborados incluyendo diferentes configuraciones geométricas de los grupos, y varios tipos de suelos de cimentación. Para el análisis de los modelos se ha empleado el software especializado FB-Multipier, que, además de incluir la metodología elegida, permite la aplicación de cargas sísmicas reales, como las dadas por señales acelerográficas. A partir de los resultados de deflexiones y momentos obtenidos en el análisis de losmodelos, se presentan algunas observaciones sobre el comportamiento de los grupos de pilotes sometidos a carga sísmica y se incluyen consideraciones referentes a su diseño.

  8. O insight no transtorno bipolar: uma revisão sistemática

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    Rafael de Assis da Silva

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos Realizar uma revisão sistemática para compreender que fatores estão relacionados a uma maior ou menor consciência de morbidade no transtorno bipolar (TB, como o insight varia em função do estado afetivo e estabelecer uma comparação com outros transtornos mentais. Métodos Realizou-se uma revisão sistemática da literatura científica sobre o insight em pacientes com TB. Foram buscados estudos clínicos originais sobre o tema nas bases de dados Medline, ISI e SciELO. Os termos de busca empregados foram: “insight” OR “awareness” AND “bipolar” OR “mania” OR “manic”. Resultados Foram selecionados 55 artigos. O insight no TB parece ser mais prejudicado do que na depressão unipolar, porém menos do que na esquizofrenia. Com relação ao TB, um menor nível de insight está relacionado à presença de sintomas psicóticos e de alterações cognitivas. Além disso, um comprometimento do insight está associado a uma menor adesão ao tratamento. Por outro lado, uma maior preservação do insight pode estar associada a maior ideação suicida. Finalmente, a fase maníaca cursa com um nível inferior de insight quando comparada à fase depressiva ou de eutimia. Conclusão No TB, o insight está significativamente prejudicado, especialmente na mania. Diversos fatores clínicos parecem influenciar o nível de insight.

  9. Bipolar polygenic loading and bipolar spectrum features in major depressive disorder

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    Wiste, Anna; Robinson, Elise B.; Milaneschi, Yuri; Meier, Sandra; Ripke, Stephan; Clements, Caitlin C.; Fitzmaurice, Garrett M.; Rietschel, Marcella; Penninx, Brenda W.; Smoller, Jordan W.; Perlis, Roy H.

    Objectives Family and genetic studies indicate overlapping liability for major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether this shared genetic liability influences clinical presentation. Methods A polygenic risk score for bipolar disorder,

  10. Unsplit bipolar pulse forming line

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    Rhodes, Mark A [Pleasanton, CA

    2011-05-24

    A bipolar pulse forming transmission line module and system for linear induction accelerators having first, second, third, and fourth planar conductors which form a sequentially arranged interleaved stack having opposing first and second ends, with dielectric layers between the conductors. The first and second planar conductors are connected to each other at the first end, and the first and fourth planar conductors are connected to each other at the second end via a shorting plate. The third planar conductor is electrically connectable to a high voltage source, and an internal switch functions to short at the first end a high voltage from the third planar conductor to the fourth planar conductor to produce a bipolar pulse at the acceleration axis with a zero net time integral. Improved access to the switch is enabled by an aperture through the shorting plate and the proximity of the aperture to the switch.

  11. Course of Subthreshold Bipolar Disorder in Youth: Diagnostic Progression from Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

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    Axelson, David A.; Birmaher, Boris; Strober, Michael A.; Goldstein, Benjamin I.; Ha, Wonho; Gill, Mary Kay; Goldstein, Tina R.; Yen, Shirley; Hower, Heather; Hunt, Jeffrey I.; Liao, Fangzi; Iyengar, Satish; Dickstein, Daniel; Kim, Eunice; Ryan, Neal D.; Frankel, Erica; Keller, Martin B.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To determine the rate of diagnostic conversion from an operationalized diagnosis of bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (BP-NOS) to bipolar I disorder (BP-I) or bipolar II disorder (BP-II) in youth over prospective follow-up and to identify factors associated with conversion. Method: Subjects were 140 children and adolescents…

  12. Bipolar (spectrum) disorder and mood stabilization: standing at the crossroads?

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    De Fruyt, Jurgen; Demyttenaere, Koen

    2007-01-01

    Diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder has long been a neglected discipline. Recent years have shown an upsurge in bipolar research. When compared to major depressive disorder, bipolar research still remains limited and more expert based than evidence based. In bipolar diagnosis the focus is shifting from classic mania to bipolar depression and hypomania. There is a search for bipolar signatures in symptoms and course of major depressive episodes. The criteria for hypomania are softened,...

  13. [Bipolar disorders in DSM-5].

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    Severus, E; Bauer, M

    2014-05-01

    In spring 2013 the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) edited by the American Psychiatric Association was published. The DSM-5 has also brought some important changes regarding bipolar disorders. The goal of this manuscript is to review the novelties in DSM-5 and to evaluate the implications of these changes. The diagnostic criteria as well as the additional remarks provided in the running text of DSM-5 were carefully appraised. For the first time diagnostic criteria are provided for disorders which up to now have been considered as subthreshold bipolar disorders. Furthermore, mixed episodes were eliminated and instead a mixed specifier was introduced. An increase in goal-directed activity/energy is now one of the obligatory symptoms for a (hypo)manic episode. Diagnostic guidance is provided as to when a (hypo)manic episode that has developed during treatment with an antidepressant has to be judged to be causally related to antidepressants and when this episode has only occurred coincidentally with antidepressant use. While some of the novelties are clearly useful, e.g. addition of increased goal-directed activity/energy as obligatory symptom for (hypo)manic episodes, this remains to be demonstrated for others, such as the definition of various subthreshold bipolar disorders.

  14. Virginia Woolf, neuroprogression, and bipolar disorder

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    Manuela V. Boeira

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Family history and traumatic experiences are factors linked to bipolar disorder. It is known that the lifetime risk of bipolar disorder in relatives of a bipolar proband are 5-10% for first degree relatives and 40-70% for monozygotic co-twins. It is also known that patients with early childhood trauma present earlier onset of bipolar disorder, increased number of manic episodes, and more suicide attempts. We have recently reported that childhood trauma partly mediates the effect of family history on bipolar disorder diagnosis. In light of these findings from the scientific literature, we reviewed the work of British writer Virginia Woolf, who allegedly suffered from bipolar disorder. Her disorder was strongly related to her family background. Moreover, Virginia Woolf was sexually molested by her half siblings for nine years. Her bipolar disorder symptoms presented a pernicious course, associated with hospitalizations, suicidal behavioral, and functional impairment. The concept of neuroprogression has been used to explain the clinical deterioration that takes places in a subgroup of bipolar disorder patients. The examination of Virgina Woolf’s biography and art can provide clinicians with important insights about the course of bipolar disorder.

  15. Bipolar Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Comorbidity

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    Necla Keskin

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The comorbidity of bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders is a well known concept. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is the most commonly seen comorbid anxiety disorder in bipolar patients. Some genetic variants, neurotransmitters especially serotonergic systems and second-messenger systems are thought to be responsible for its etiology. Bipolar disorder alters the clinical aspects of obsessive compulsive disorder and is associated with poorer outcome. The determination of comorbidity between bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder is quite important for appropriate clinical management and treatment. [Psikiyatride Guncel Yaklasimlar - Current Approaches in Psychiatry 2014; 6(4.000: 429-437

  16. [Lithium and anticonvulsants in bipolar depression].

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    Samalin, L; Nourry, A; Llorca, P-M

    2011-12-01

    For decades, lithium and anticonvulsants have been widely used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Their efficacy in the treatment of mania is recognized. These drugs have been initially evaluated in old and methodologically heterogeneous studies. Their efficacy in bipolar depression has not always been confirmed in more recent and methodologically more reliable studies. Thus, lithium's efficacy as monotherapy was challenged by the study of Young (2008) that showed a lack of efficacy compared with placebo in the treatment of bipolar depression. In two recent meta-analyses, valproate has shown a modest efficacy in the treatment of bipolar depression. As for lithium, valproate appeared to have a larger antimanic effect for acute phase and prophylaxis of bipolar disorder. In contrast, lamotrigine is more effective on the depressive pole of bipolar disorder with better evidence for the prevention of depressive recurrences. The guidelines include these recent studies and recommend lamotrigine as a first-line treatment of bipolar depression and for maintenance treatment. Because of more discordant data concerning lithium and valproate, these two drugs are placed either as first or as second line treatment of bipolar depression. The different safety/efficacy ratios of mood stabilizers underlie the complementarity and the importance of combination between them, or with some second-generation antipsychotics, in the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. Copyright © 2011 L’Encéphale. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.. All rights reserved.

  17. Late Onset Bipolar Disorder: Case Report

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    Filipa Araújo

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Bipolar disorder affects approximately 1% of the population, with diagnosis often being made during late adolescence and early adulthood, and only rarely (0.1% in the elderly. Late onset bipolar disorder in the elderly has a impact on the nature and course of bipolar disorder. Aims: The authors report a case of bipolar disorder emerging in late life  (76years old with no cleary identified organic cause. Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of a broad differential diagnosis and pharmacologic management when approaching new-onset manic/depressive symptoms among geriatric patients.

  18. Dysfunctional gaze processing in bipolar disorder

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    Cristina Berchio

    2017-01-01

    The present study provides neurophysiological evidence for abnormal gaze processing in BP and suggests dysfunctional processing of direct eye contact as a prominent characteristic of bipolar disorder.

  19. ABEJAS VISITANTES DE Mimosa pigra L. (MIMOSACEAE:COMPORTAMIENTO DE PECOREO Y CARGAS POLÍNICAS

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    CLARA ISABEL AGUILAR SIERRA

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Se estudiaron las cargas polínicas de 13 taxones de abejas capturadas visitando a Mimosa pigra en la zona de influencia del Embalse Porce II (Antioquia, Colombia. De los 21 tipos polínicos encontrados, M. pigra presenta el mayor porcentaje acumulado de colecta; Mimosa pudica, Piper aduncum, Solanum diversifolium, Warszewiczia coccinea y Psidium guajava, en su orden, se pueden considerar fuentes alternativas de polen, para varias de las especies de abejas cuyas cargas polínicas fueron analizadas. Dentro de las especies de abejas capturadas visitando a M. pigra se pueden diferenciar varios grupos según el tipo y abundancia relativa de los tipos polínicos encontrados en sus cargas. Uno de ellos, incluye a siete especies de abejas con más del 85% de granos de polen de M. pigra; otro, con cuatro especies de abejas que colectaron más del 94,5% del polen en M. pigra y M. pudica. Adicionalmente, se encontraron especies como Trigona dorsalis con cargas de M. pigra (59,4%, de S. diversifolium (37,8% y especies de abejas como Lasioglossum sp. 113, en cuyas cargas polínicas predominan los granos de polen de P. aduncum (61,8% y de W.coccinea (36,4%, en contraste con los de M. pigra (1,3%. En cuanto a la riqueza de tipos polínicos colectados por las abejas sobresalen Trigona muzoensis (12 tipos polínicos y T. dorsalis (10 tipos, lo cual refleja nichos tróficos más amplios para estas especies y deja duda sobre su constancia floral o hábitos de limpieza. Palabras clave: Mimosa pigra, cargas polínicas, tipos polínicos, abejas, polinización. ABSTRACT We studied the pollen loads of 13 taxa of wild bees visiting the flowers of Mimosa pigra on the influence zone of the Dam Project Porce II (Antioquia, Colombia. Out of 21 different pollen types, M. pigra represents the higuest percentage; Mimosa pudica, Piper aduncum, Solanum diversifolium, Warszewiczia coccinea and Psidium guajava, in that order, were also abundant, and are alternative

  20. Carga mental en la mujer trabajadora: desigualdad de género y prevalencia

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    M.ª Carmen Fernández Felipe

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La igualdad de género hay sido una preocupación introducida en los últimos años por instituciones tanto internacionales como nacionales. La cuestión de igualdad afecta también al ámbito laboral tanto en lo que se refiere a la distribución del trabajo como a la exposición a riesgos psicosociales, principalmente en economías basadas en la información y conocimiento. Los objetivos de este estudio se dirigen a identificar, entre la población trabajadora española, situaciones de desigualdad entre géneros en lo que se refiere a los diferentes componentes de la carga mental y estimar su prevalencia. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional de tipo transversal a partir de los datos recogidos de la «VII Encuesta Nacional de Condiciones del Trabajo» con una muestra de 8.892 trabajadores. Los datos se analizaron de forma bivariante utilizándose el test de Chi-Cuadrado para las variables cualitativas y el t-test para muestras independientes en el caso de variables cuantitativas. La significación se consideró con p < 0,05. Con el objeto de analizar la influencia de distintos factores potencialmente relacionados con componentes de la carga mental y su interacción, se realizó un análisis de regresión logística binaria con el método de inclusión retroceder por paso (Wald. Resultados: Los hombres manifiestan sufrir una menor carga mental que la mujer en relación con el ritmo de trabajo, OR = 0,89 (0,8-0.9, la prevalencia de un «Alto ritmo de trabajo» fue de (0,65‰ en mujeres con respecto a un 0,63‰ en hombres. Los hombres refirieron una menor carga mental por «exceso de trabajo» con respecto a las mujeres OR = 0,9 (0,8-1,0. Las mujeres con mayor frecuencia que el hombre se encuentran fatigadas por una sobrecarga de trabajo (0,37‰ 0,35‰ respectivamente. Conclusiones: Estos resultados no corroboran nuestra hipótesis inicial de que la mujer está expuesta a una mayor carga mental que el hombre

  1. Bipolar mixed features - Results from the comparative effectiveness for bipolar disorder (Bipolar CHOICE) study.

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    Tohen, Mauricio; Gold, Alexandra K; Sylvia, Louisa G; Montana, Rebecca E; McElroy, Susan L; Thase, Michael E; Rabideau, Dustin J; Nierenberg, Andrew A; Reilly-Harrington, Noreen A; Friedman, Edward S; Shelton, Richard C; Bowden, Charles L; Singh, Vivek; Deckersbach, Thilo; Ketter, Terence A; Calabrese, Joseph R; Bobo, William V; McInnis, Melvin G

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    DSM-5 changed the criteria from DSM-IV for mixed features in mood disorder episodes to include non-overlapping symptoms of depression and hypomania/mania. It is unknown if, by changing these criteria, the same group would qualify for mixed features. We assessed how those meeting DSM-5 criteria for mixed features compare to those meeting DSM-IV criteria. We analyzed data from 482 adult bipolar patients in Bipolar CHOICE, a randomized comparative effectiveness trial. Bipolar diagnoses were confirmed through the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Presence and severity of mood symptoms were collected with the Bipolar Inventory of Symptoms Scale (BISS) and linked to DSM-5 and DSM-IV mixed features criteria. Baseline demographics and clinical variables were compared between mood episode groups using ANOVA for continuous variables and chi-square tests for categorical variables. At baseline, the frequency of DSM-IV mixed episodes diagnoses obtained with the MINI was 17% and with the BISS was 20%. Using DSM-5 criteria, 9% of participants met criteria for hypomania/mania with mixed features and 12% met criteria for a depressive episode with mixed features. Symptom severity was also associated with increased mixed features with a high rate of mixed features in patients with mania/hypomania (63.8%) relative to those with depression (8.0%). Data on mixed features were collected at baseline only and thus do not reflect potential patterns in mixed features within this sample across the study duration. The DSM-5 narrower, non-overlapping definition of mixed episodes resulted in fewer patients who met mixed criteria compared to DSM-IV. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  2. Función del diafragma durante la colocación de cargas sobre el abdomen en sujetos normales

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    Sergio G. Monteiro

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Los efectos de las cargas en el abdomen con el objeto de producir entrenamiento del diafragma, no han sido suficientemente evaluados. Estudiamos la función del diafragma durante la colocación de cargas sobre el abdomen y con cambios en el patrón respiratorio. Se estudiaron 6 voluntarios normales. Se obtuvo flujo en la boca, presión gástrica (Pga, presión esofágica (Pes, movimiento torácico (TX y abdominal (AB, presión inspiratoria máxima (PImax y presión transdiafragmática media (Pdi y máxima (Pdimax. Se calculó la relación Pdi/Pdimax y el índice tensión-tiempo del diafragma (TTdi. Etapas: patrón normal (PN, patrón abdominal (PA y carga de 1, 2, 4 y 6 kg con PN y PA. El PA fue facilitado por las cargas sobre el abdomen. Solo con 6 kg (PN y PA la Pga a capacidad residual funcional aumentó significativamente (p 0.001. La Pdi siguió a las variaciones de la Pga y aumentó con todos los PA (p < 0.001. Con PA y carga el índice TTdi alcanzó un valor de 0.05 ± 0.02 (p < 0.001. Las cargas no aumentaron este índice más de lo que hizo el PA solo. Nuestros hallazgos sugieren que las cargas sobre el abdomen aumentan la propiocepción relacionada con los movimientos respiratorios y descenso del diafragma. Las cargas producen cambios leves en la mecánica del diafragma (en sujetos normales, 1/3 de la carga necesaria para desarrollar fatiga. En sujetos normales estos cambios parecen ser insuficientes para producir entrenamiento de los músculos respiratorios.

  3. Capacidad de carga estática en rodamientos. Normalización y tendencias.

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    A. García Toll

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    Full Text Available Para ilustrar la funcionalidad de la norma NC-ISO 76: 2006, establecida a partir de una adopción idéntica de la Norma ISO 76: 1987/ amd.1: 1999 (E “Cojinetes de Rodamiento – Capacidad de Carga Estática”, son mostradas las correspondencias entre las magnitudes de capacidad de carga estática declaradas en los catálogos técnicos de reconocidos fabricantes de rodamientos con los valores presentes en NC-ISO 76 y considerando diferentes geometrías de rodamientos radiales de bolas rígidos y de contacto angular, rodamientos axiales de bolas y rodamientos de rodillos cilíndricos. Adicionalmente, el estudio ha permitido establecer las dependencias entre la capacidad de carga nominal estática del rodamiento y algunos parámetros geométricos, como el diámetro del elemento rodante, el diámetro interior y la relación diámetro interior - diámetro exterior del cojinete.At the present time, Standard NC-ISO 76: 2006 is a national standard established as identical adoption of ISO standard 76:1987 / amd.1: 1999 (E "Rolling Bearings - Static Load Rating¨. In this sense, the static load rating of rolling bearings declared in technical catalogs of renowned bearing manufacturers and the basic static load rating according to calculation procedures stated in Standard NC-ISO 76 are compared. The evaluation has taken into account different geometries of radial groove ball bearings, angular contact ball bearings, thrust ball bearings and radial roller bearings. Additionally, they are established dependences between the static load rating of rolling bearings and the interior diameter of different types of radial and thrust bearings.

  4. Efecto de las cargas articulares sobre el flujo y pH salival

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    Castro, R.J.; Bravo, C.; Alcaino, V.; Giacaman, R.A.

    2011-01-01

    Una alteración del flujo salival es clave en el desarrollo de caries, enfermedad periodontal e infecciones oportunistas. El flujo salival está determinado por diversos estímulos que actúan sobre receptores de distinta naturaleza, entre ellos mecanoreceptores articulares. Algunos estudios demuestran que las cargas articulares actúan sobre estos receptores, modificando cualitativa y cuantitativamente la secreción salival. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar si existe una relación entre l...

  5. El trabajo en equipo en el Proceso Administrativo y de Compras en OPL Carga de Bucaramanga

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    Silva Remolina, Maria Andrea

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    El proceso administrativo y de compras de OPL Carga tiene algunas falencias entre ellas: fallas en la Comunicación entre el personal operativo, no se realizan llamadas internas usando con frecuencia el email, produciendo la saturación de solicitudes las cuales terminan sin ser resueltas en cuanto a roles se refiere, no hay enfoque de procesos en vista que no se tiene claras las tareas de cada cargo, adicionalmente no hay claridad en los subprocesos, perjudicando el proceso con el a...

  6. Capacidade de Carga Turística: Um Estudo no Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, RS

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    Juliane Magagnin Da Soller

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Nesse artigo, apresenta-se o contexto do turismo de base comunitária, além de breve histórico e discussão acerca do conceito e da metodologia da Capacidade de Carga Turística, assim como a adaptação da metodologia para estudo aqui relatado. Descreve-se o estudo realizado para determinar a Capacidade de Carga Turística, tendo por amostra as propriedades rurais partícipes da Associação Porto Alegre Rural (POA RURAL, mais especialmente do roteiro Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, no estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Propôs-se adaptar a para o local a metodologia de cálculo de Capacidade de Carga Turística a partir de Cifuentes (1992; et al 1996, considerando suas particularidades, principalmente aquelas que dizem respeito a saúde e ao bem-estar das famílias que recebem os visitantes e aos impactos ambientais causados pelas construções de infraestrutura turística. A Capacidade de Carga Turística é uma metodologia desenvolvida para áreas preservadas de uso público. Assim, não costuma dar enfoque às questões referentes à comunidade local e aos resíduos gerados pelas instalações e pelos serviços prestados no Turismo.  Tourist Carrying Capacity: A study in the Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, RS  - This paper presents the community based tourism and a brief history, concept and methodology of Tourist Carrying Capacity, and the adaptation of that methodology to the present case. The paper presents the study to determine the Tourist Carrying Capacity in rural proprieties that currently constitute the Porto Alegre Rural Association (RURAL POA, the tourist destination Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The research proposes to adapt the methodology of Tourist Carrying Capacity from Cifuentes (1992, et al 1996, to the Caminhos Rurais, considering its particularities, especially those relate to health and well-being of families who receives visitors, and the environmental impacts caused by the construction of

  7. BALANCE DE CARGA DINAMICO PARA OBJETOS ACTIVOS MOVILES EN GRILLAS DE COMPUTADORES

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    BUSTOS JIMENEZ, JAVIER ALEJANDRO; BUSTOS JIMENEZ, JAVIER ALEJANDRO

    2006-01-01

    Esta tesis apunta a entregar las bases para el desarrollo de los algoritmos de balance de carga para el modelo de objetos activos definido por ProActive en el contexto de las redes a gran escala (grillas). ProActive es un middleware implementado en lenguaje Java, de código abierto, para la programación concurrente, paralela, distribuida, y móvil; basado en el modelo de objeto-activo. En ProActive, cada objeto activo tiene su propio hilo de control y puede decidir independientemente e...

  8. Asentamientos y esfuerzos verticales en suelos que soportan cargas verticales de distribución arbitraria

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    Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, J.; Aristizabal-Ochoa, J.

    2004-01-01

    Se propone un modelo para el cálculo de asentamientos y esfuerzos verticales en suelos sometidas a cargas verticales distribuidas en el plano horizontal en áreas de forma arbitraria. El modelo permite determinar los asentamientos elásticos o inelásticos y los esfuerzos verticales en cualquier un punto debajo del área cargada. Dos tipos de variación del módulo de elasticidad del suelo son utilizados: 1) el módulo varía linealmente con la profundidad; 2) el módulo varía con la intensidad del es...

  9. FORMAS DE LEITO E TRANSPORTE DE CARGA DE FUNDO DO ALTO RIO PARANÁ

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    Débora Pinto Martins

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho estima o transporte de carga de fundo no alto rio Paraná em Porto São José, PR (22º45’52”S e 53°10’34”W, num trecho de aproximadamente 2 km a jusante da Usina Hidrelétrica Engenheiro Sérgio Motta (Porto Primavera, onde o rio Paraná apresenta canal único com largura média de 1.200m e vazão média anual é de 8.912 m³/s. O cálculo da carga de fundo do canal foi baseado na determinação do tamanho das formas de leito e de sua velocidade de deslocamento linear, obtidos a partir de sucessivos levantamentos batimétricos. Foram realizadas três campanhas de levantamentos ecobatimétricos em diferentes momentos do ciclo hidrológico do rio, sendo cada campanha constituída por dois levantamentos separados em intervalos de 16 a 20 dias. O cálculo da carga de fundo baseou-se equação: Cf = (1-pH k Ud onde p é a porosidade (adimensional, H a altura média das formas de leito (m, k o coeficiente morfométrico das formas de leito (adimensional e Ud a velocidade de deslocamento das formas de leito (m/dia. As dunas são as formas de leito predominantes neste trecho do rio Paraná, com comprimento entre 50 e 100 m (média de 70,68 m e altura de 0,80 a 2,20 m (média de 1,30 m. A velocidade média de deslocamento linear das formas de fundo foi de 56,8 m/mês, para o período de maior vazão; e 45,0 m/mês para o período de menor vazão. O transporte médio de carga e fundo no rio Paraná foi estimado em 2.820,6 ton/dia, o que corresponde a 1.029.300 ton/ano. Comparando com dados anteriores, os autores sugerem que o transporte hidrossedimentar de fundo no trecho de canal estudado está sofrendo interferência da barragem de Porto Primavera.

  10. Modelización de Terrenos Granulares Sometidos a Gran Número de Ciclos de Carga

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    Illueca Jové, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo describe el proceso llevado a cabo para la obtención de los asientos producidos por la cimentación de un equipo dinámico sobre un terreno granular. En primer lugar, comenzamos obteniendo los esfuerzos dinámicos transmitidos por el equipo y la cimentación al terreno. Posteriormente, modelizaremos el comportamiento del terreno bajo esta carga dinámica para obtener los asientos producidos. Principalmente este trabajo se centra en la obtención de la deformación que sufre un te...

  11. Transient Stuttering in Catatonic Bipolar Patients

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    Anthony B. Joseph

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available Two cases of transient stuttering occurring in association with catatonia and bipolar disorder are described. Affective decompensation has been associated with lateralized cerebral dysfunction, and it is hypothesized that in some bipolar catatonic patients a concomitant disorder of the lateralization of language function may lead to a variety of clinical presentations including aphasia, mutism, and stuttering.

  12. Swimming in Deep Water: Childhood Bipolar Disorder

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    Senokossoff, Gwyn W.; Stoddard, Kim

    2009-01-01

    The authors focused on one parent's struggles in finding a diagnosis and intervention for a child who had bipolar disorder. The authors explain the process of identification, diagnosis, and intervention of a child who had bipolar disorder. In addition to the personal story, the authors provide information on the disorder and outline strategies…

  13. Bipolar disorder diagnosis: challenges and future directions

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    Phillips, Mary L; Kupfer, David J

    2018-01-01

    Bipolar disorder refers to a group of affective disorders, which together are characterised by depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. These disorders include: bipolar disorder type I (depressive and manic episodes: this disorder can be diagnosed on the basis of one manic episode); bipolar disorder type II (depressive and hypomanic episodes); cyclothymic disorder (hypomanic and depressive symptoms that do not meet criteria for depressive episodes); and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (depressive and hypomanic-like symptoms that do not meet the diagnostic criteria for any of the aforementioned disorders). Bipolar disorder type II is especially difficult to diagnose accurately because of the difficulty in differentiation of this disorder from recurrent unipolar depression (recurrent depressive episodes) in depressed patients. The identification of objective biomarkers that represent pathophysiologic processes that differ between bipolar disorder and unipolar depression can both inform bipolar disorder diagnosis and provide biological targets for the development of new and personalised treatments. Neuroimaging studies could help the identification of biomarkers that differentiate bipolar disorder from unipolar depression, but the problem in detection of a clear boundary between these disorders suggests that they might be better represented as a continuum of affective disorders. Innovative combinations of neuroimaging and pattern recognition approaches can identify individual patterns of neural structure and function that accurately ascertain where a patient might lie on a behavioural scale. Ultimately, an integrative approach, with several biological measurements using different scales, could yield patterns of biomarkers (biosignatures) to help identify biological targets for personalised and new treatments for all affective disorders. PMID:23663952

  14. Bipolar Disorder and Cognitive Therapy: A Commentary

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    Riskind, John H.

    2005-01-01

    This article comments on the three articles (Leahy, 2005; Newman, 2005; and Reilly-Harrington & Knauz, 2005) that deal with the applications of cognitive therapy to treatment of bipolar disorder. They focus on the uses of cognitive therapy in treating three important facets of the special problems of bipolar patients: rapid cycling, severe…

  15. Perceived parental rearing of bipolar offspring

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    Reichart, C. G.; van der Ende, J.; Hillegers, M. H. J.; Wals, M.; Bongers, I. L.; Nolen, W. A.; Ormel, J.; Verhulst, F. C.

    Objective: To explore the impact of growing up with a parent with a bipolar disorder. First, we compared parental rearing behavior perceived by young adult offspring of bipolar parents with parental rearing behavior perceived by same aged young adults from the general population. Secondly, we

  16. Cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorders

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    Lotufo Neto, Francisco

    2004-01-01

    Descrição dos objetivos e principais técnicas da terapia comportamental cognitiva usadas para a psicoterapia das pessoas com transtorno bipolar.Objectives and main techniques of cognitive behavior therapy for the treatment of bipolar disorder patients are described.

  17. 2017 Bipolar Plate Workshop Summary Report

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    Kopasz, John P. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Benjamin, Thomas G. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Schenck, Deanna [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2017-08-17

    The Bipolar Plate (BP) Workshop was held at USCAR1 in Southfield, Michigan on February 14, 2017 and included 63 participants from industry, government agencies, universities, and national laboratories with expertise in the relevant fields. The objective of the workshop was to identify research and development (R&D) needs, in particular early-stage R&D, for bipolar plates for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells for transportation applications. The focus of the workshop was on materials, manufacturing, and design aspects of bipolar plates with the goal of meeting DOE’s 2020 bipolar plate targets. Of special interest was the cost target of ≤$3/kW for the bipolar plate.

  18. Controle pela carga de trabalho de um sistema flexível de manufatura

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    Daniel Battaglia

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo foi calcular tempos de atravessamento e inventário médios em um sistema de manufatura flexível, que atende muitas ordens, de tamanho e mix variado. Foi aplicado o workload control (controle por carga de trabalho para o cálculo da situação atual, e simulação computacional (software ProModel para avaliar duas situação alternativas: aumento na demanda e redução na demanda. O método de pesquisa foi a modelagem quantitativa. Os resultados apontam que atualmente há excesso de inventário, provocado por desequilíbrio entre demanda e entrega da manufatura, o que é típico em sistemas de filas. Seria necessário sincronizar melhor entradas e saídas. Os cenários simulados apontam que a manufatura não suporta aumento de carga, crescendo continuamente o inventário, até a operação tornar-se inviável. Para estabilidade do inventário, seria necessário reduzir a demanda, se for mantido o atual regime de trabalho, com entradas aleatórias e independentes.

  19. Comportamiento de paneles de bambú guadua laminado ante cargas paralelas al plano

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    Juan Jacobo Pinilla Rodríguez

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Como un primer paso en el estudio del comportamiento ante cargas sísmicas de pórticos de bambú guadua laminados con paneles del mismo material, el Grupo de Investigación “Análisis, Diseño y Materiales, GIES”, de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, ensayó dos tipos de paneles elaborados con bambú Guadua angustifolia Kunth y poli (vinil acetato, PVA: los paneles tipo 1 de sección transversal maciza y los paneles tipo 2 de sección transversal tipo sándwich.Se consideraron tres alturas para cada tipo de panel y se ensayaron diez réplicas por altura y por tipo, para un total de sesenta ensayos.Para cada uno de los paneles ensayados se realizó una curva carga-desplazamiento. Los paneles tipo 1, con altura de 0,34 m y 0,63 m, mostraron un comportamiento elástico inicial seguido de un comportamiento inelástico, mientras que los paneles tipo 1 y 2 de 0,98 m de altura revelaron un comportamiento casi totalmente elástico hasta la falla. Todos los paneles sufrieron aplastamiento en la base; sin embargo, el principal mecanismo de falla fue el alabeo.

  20. SIMULACIÓN DE PRUEBAS DE CARGA EN PILOTES USANDO UN MODELO CONSTITUTIVO HIPOPLÁSTICO

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    Juan Carlos Ruge Cárdenas

    Full Text Available La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo principal, simular mediante el empleo de un programa basado en el método de elementos finitos, los resultados obtenidos de pruebas de carga en pilotes individuales fundados en arcillas porosas de Brasilia DF (Brasil, las cuales poseen características metaestables. Para las simulaciones se empleó la ecuación constitutiva hipoplástica. Los parámetros del suelo fueron obtenidos por medio de ensayos de laboratorio que permitieron estimar propiedades geotécnicas del suelo, así como parámetros de resistencia, deformabilidad e identificación estratigráfica. Como conclusión general se reporta que la predicción aportada por el modelo hipoplástico en relación a las pruebas de carga en el tramo antes de la ruptura es aceptable, sin embargo debido a la pérdida de adhesión en la interface suelo-pilote en el momento de la prueba, se nota la incapacidad del modelo para simular este efecto de manera adecuada, ya que existen condiciones de metaestabilidad y de parcial saturación presentes en el problema geotécnico.

  1. Ensayo sobre endurecimiento de adhesivos estructurales sometidos a cargas dinámicas

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    Recuero, A.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Carbon fibre reinforced polymers are increasingly replacing the steel reinforcing systems in the repair and strengthening of concrete structures thanks to their high strength/weight and stiffness/weight ratios, corrosion resistance, lightweight, and ease of handling and application. This paper presents a study on the behaviour of bridge concrete beams strengthened with CFRP sheets when the strengthening is made when traffic is acting so that the structure is subjected to dynamic loads while the adhesive is still fresh. No reduction in the effectiveness of the strengthening was observed in the tests.

    Los polímeros reforzados con fibras de carbono se están utilizando cada vez más para el refuerzo de estructuras de hormigón, reemplazando a los sistemas tradicionales de refuerzo con acero. Esto es debido a sus altas resistencia y rigidez específicas, resistencia a la corrosión, ligereza y facilidad de manejo y puesta en obra. Este artículo presenta un estudio sobre el comportamiento de vigas de puentes reforzadas con bandas de CFRP mientras se mantiene el puente en servicio de manera que la estructura está sometida a cargas dinámicas con el adhesivo fresco. En los ensayos realizados se ha observado que las cargas dinámicas no afectan a la efectividad del refuerzo.

  2. La carga física de los trabajadores: estrategia administrativa en la mejora de procesos

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    Grether Lucía Real Pérez

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La administración surge cuando existe la necesidad de manejar recursos. Los administradores deben planificar, organizar, dirigir y controlar todos los elementos de los procesos, considerando los medios de trabajo, los objetos de trabajo y las personas. Este último es el eslabón fundamental del proceso productivo o de servicio. Se debe considerar además el entorno y su relación con el medio ambiente, permitiendo ser a las empresas responsables con los tres pilares fundamentales: la sociedad, el medio ambiente, y la economía. La Ergonomía, como ciencia aplicada, permite garantizar las condiciones de seguridad, salud y bienestar a sus trabajadores, logrando ser más productivos, eficientes, eficaces y competitivos. El objetivo de la investigación fue conocer las implicaciones de la carga física en los trabajadores, utilizando una herramienta de diagnóstico que permitió, como resultado fundamental, el establecimiento de programas de mejoras ajustados a cada una de las realidades de los puestos de trabajo. Palabras clave: Ergonomía, Administración, Carga física, Factores de riesgo, Programa de mejoras

  3. Ordenamiento y solución de flujos de carga en sistemas radiales

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    Lucio Florez C.

    1986-01-01

    Full Text Available En estudios de planeación y operación de sistemas de distribución, es necesario efectuar gran cantidad de estudios de reparto de carga, corlo circuito y análisis de contingencias entre otros, de aquí que es muy importante para el ahorro de tiempo y memoria de cómputo, como también para la confiablidad de la solución el empleo de algoritmos adecuados. Una parte fundamental de estos algoritmos es la relacionada con el ordenamiento, factorización y solución de ecuaciones lineales. En este trabajo se plantea un algoritmo sencillo de ordenamiento, factorización y solución de ecuaciones lineales, aprovechando la estructura de los sistemas radiales (los cuales son frecuentes en distribución, lo que conlleva a una reducción en tiempo y memoria de cómputo respecto a los algoritmos tradicionalmente utilizados, teniendo una aplicación inmediata en reparto de carga y corto circuito de sistemas radiales.

  4. Revelando el signo de las cargas eléctricas usando un detector de polaridad entretenido

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    Francisco Vera

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo discutiremos la construcción, uso y funcionamiento de un detector de polaridad electrostática que fue diseñado con el propósito de hacer interesante y entretenida una clase introductoria acerca de la existencia de cargas eléctricas y sus interacciones. El detector de polaridad usa un circuito simple y un diseño que puede imprimirse en una impresora 3D. Así el lector puede armar su propio detector luego de comprar y ensamblar de manera fácil algunos componentes electrónicos de bajo costo. El cuerpo del detector tiene la forma de un tiburón martillo cuyos ojos se encienden de acuerdo al signo de la carga del objeto que se quiere medir. Esta forma divertida de tiburón permite construir actividades entretenidas en donde los estudiantes puedan investigar las propiedades fundamentales de las interacciones entre objetos cargados eléctricamente.

  5. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE CARGAS DE BAILE EN UNA PLATAFORMA EXPERIMENTAL

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    Diana Carolina Millán Yusti

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La utilización de materiales ligeros y resistentes ha permitido la construcción de sistemas de entrepisos que satisfacen condiciones ideales espaciales y geométricas para albergar grandes cantidades de personas. A pesar que estas características de peso y resistencia representan una disminución de costos en la construcción, estos entrepisos tienden a ser más susceptibles a presentar problemas de vibraciones, especialmente cuando la excitación puede ser clasificada como actividad rítmica. En este artículo se presenta la caracterización de cargas producidas por personas realizando actividades de baile, a partir de mediciones en una plataforma experimental de escala real. Se identifican los factores de impacto y coeficientes de Fourier que representan la carga debida a personas que bailan, a la que es sometida la estructura. Los resultados de la presente investigación fueron obtenidos dentro de un proyecto de investigación financiado por Colciencias y la Universidad del Valle contrato .382-2009.

  6. Influencia de Las Cargas Térmicas Sobre Flujos de Aire Generados en Una Habitacíon

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    Olmedo, Inés; Ruiz de Adana Santiago, Manuel; Nielsen, Peter V.

    2011-01-01

    El flujo de aire en el interior de un local generado con un sistema de ventilación y difusión de aire puede verse afectado por las cargas térmicas internas del local. En este trabajo, se estudia la influencia de las cargas térmicas internas debidas a personas en el flujo de aire interior de un lo...... difusor textil de baja velocidad. Los resultados obtenidos pueden resultar de interés para validar las predicciones obtenidas a partir de modelos numéricos de difusores....

  7. Arquitectura para balancear carga dinámica por demanda adaptativa, utilizando CORBA en JAVA-IDL

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    Jesús Chávez Esparza; Gerardo Rentería Castillo; Francisco Javier Luna Rosas

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo desglosaremos la elaboración de una nueva Arquitectura para balancear carga dinámica, por demanda adaptativa, utilizando CORBA en JAVA-IDL. Una arquitectura de balanceo de carga es un sistema que permite distribuir el trabajo computacional entre varias máquinas, con el objetivo de reducir el tiempo de respuesta global del sistema. A través de las pruebas se justifica el uso de la arquitectura y se definen los parámetros a considerar para obtener un óptimo desempeño, refiriéndo...

  8. Una estrategia evolutiva de predicción para balance de carga en entornos de sistemas distribuidos

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    Esquivel, Susana Cecilia; Leguizamón, Guillermo

    1996-01-01

    Este artículo propone. una estrategia evolutiva de predicción, en un entorno de balance de carga, en Sistemas Distribuidos. Los algoritmos de balance de carga intentan mejorar la performance del sistema recurriendo a la migración de procesos, pero presentan el problema adicional de la inestabilidad que ocurre cuando los procesos gastan.una cantidad excesiva de tiempo migrando entre los diferentes nodos del sistema. Con el fin de disminuir el tráfico de.comunicaciones generadas por la es...

  9. The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral group therapy in treating bipolar disorder: a randomized controlled study A eficácia da terapia cognitivo-comportamental para o tratamento do transtorno bipolar: um estudo controlado e randomizado

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    Rafael Thomaz da Costa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest that, when combined with pharmacotherapy, structured psychotherapy may modify the course of bipolar disorder. However, there are few studies that have examined the effects of cognitive behavioral group therapy on the course of this disorder. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 14 sessions of cognitive behavioral group therapy, combined with pharmacotherapy, on the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder, and to compare our results against those from the use of pharmacotherapy alone. METHOD: Forty-one patients with bipolar I and II disorder participated in the study and were randomly allocated to one of two treatment groups; thirty-seven patients remained in the study until its completion. Mood and anxiety symptoms were measured in all subjects. Statistical analysis was used to investigate if the groups differed with respect to demographic characteristics and the scores recorded in the pre- and post-treatment stages, as well as during treatment (intra/inter groups. RESULTS: Patients showed statistically similar population characteristics. The association of cognitive behavioral group therapy and pharmacological treatment proved to be effective. Patients who had undergone cognitive behavioral group therapy presented fewer symptoms of mania, depression and anxiety, as well as fewer and shorter mood change episodes. CONCLUSION: Cognitive behavioral group therapy sessions substantially contributed to the improvement of depression symptoms.OBJETIVO: Estudos recentes sugerem que uma psicoterapia estruturada aplicada junto com a farmacoterapia pode alterar o curso do transtorno afetivo bipolar. Entretanto, poucos estudos investigam os resultados da terapia cognitivo-comportamental em grupo sobre este transtorno psiquiátrico. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a eficácia de 14 sessões de terapia cognitivo-comportamental em grupo concomitante à farmacoterapia para bipolares e

  10. The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral group therapy in treating bipolar disorder: a randomized controlled study A eficácia da terapia cognitivo-comportamental para o tratamento do transtorno bipolar: um estudo controlado e randomizado

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    Rafael Thomaz da Costa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Recent studies suggest that, when combined with pharmacotherapy, structured psychotherapy may modify the course of bipolar disorder. However, there are few studies that have examined the effects of cognitive behavioral group therapy on the course of this disorder. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 14 sessions of cognitive behavioral group therapy, combined with pharmacotherapy, on the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder, and to compare our results against those from the use of pharmacotherapy alone. METHOD: Forty-one patients with bipolar I and II disorder participated in the study and were randomly allocated to one of two treatment groups; thirty-seven patients remained in the study until its completion. Mood and anxiety symptoms were measured in all subjects. Statistical analysis was used to investigate if the groups differed with respect to demographic characteristics and the scores recorded in the pre- and post-treatment stages, as well as during treatment (intra/inter groups. RESULTS: Patients showed statistically similar population characteristics. The association of cognitive behavioral group therapy and pharmacological treatment proved to be effective. Patients who had undergone cognitive behavioral group therapy presented fewer symptoms of mania, depression and anxiety, as well as fewer and shorter mood change episodes. CONCLUSION: Cognitive behavioral group therapy sessions substantially contributed to the improvement of depression symptoms.OBJETIVO: Estudos recentes sugerem que uma psicoterapia estruturada aplicada junto com a farmacoterapia pode alterar o curso do transtorno afetivo bipolar. Entretanto, poucos estudos investigam os resultados da terapia cognitivo-comportamental em grupo sobre este transtorno psiquiátrico. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a eficácia de 14 sessões de terapia cognitivo-comportamental em grupo concomitante à farmacoterapia para bipolares e

  11. DeepBipolar: Identifying genomic mutations for bipolar disorder via deep learning.

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    Laksshman, Sundaram; Bhat, Rajendra Rana; Viswanath, Vivek; Li, Xiaolin

    2017-09-01

    Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a brain disorder that affects the brain structure of a patient. It results in extreme mood swings, severe states of depression, and overexcitement simultaneously. It is estimated that roughly 3% of the population of the United States (about 5.3 million adults) suffers from bipolar disorder. Recent research efforts like the Twin studies have demonstrated a high heritability factor for the disorder, making genomics a viable alternative for detecting and treating bipolar disorder, in addition to the conventional lengthy and costly postsymptom clinical diagnosis. Motivated by this study, leveraging several emerging deep learning algorithms, we design an end-to-end deep learning architecture (called DeepBipolar) to predict bipolar disorder based on limited genomic data. DeepBipolar adopts the Deep Convolutional Neural Network (DCNN) architecture that automatically extracts features from genotype information to predict the bipolar phenotype. We participated in the Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) bipolar disorder challenge and DeepBipolar was considered the most successful by the independent assessor. In this work, we thoroughly evaluate the performance of DeepBipolar and analyze the type of signals we believe could have affected the classifier in distinguishing the case samples from the control set. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. A YinYang bipolar fuzzy cognitive TOPSIS method to bipolar disorder diagnosis.

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    Han, Ying; Lu, Zhenyu; Du, Zhenguang; Luo, Qi; Chen, Sheng

    2018-05-01

    Bipolar disorder is often mis-diagnosed as unipolar depression in the clinical diagnosis. The main reason is that, different from other diseases, bipolarity is the norm rather than exception in bipolar disorder diagnosis. YinYang bipolar fuzzy set captures bipolarity and has been successfully used to construct a unified inference mathematical modeling method to bipolar disorder clinical diagnosis. Nevertheless, symptoms and their interrelationships are not considered in the existing method, circumventing its ability to describe complexity of bipolar disorder. Thus, in this paper, a YinYang bipolar fuzzy multi-criteria group decision making method to bipolar disorder clinical diagnosis is developed. Comparing with the existing method, the new one is more comprehensive. The merits of the new method are listed as follows: First of all, multi-criteria group decision making method is introduced into bipolar disorder diagnosis for considering different symptoms and multiple doctors' opinions. Secondly, the discreet diagnosis principle is adopted by the revised TOPSIS method. Last but not the least, YinYang bipolar fuzzy cognitive map is provided for the understanding of interrelations among symptoms. The illustrated case demonstrates the feasibility, validity, and necessity of the theoretical results obtained. Moreover, the comparison analysis demonstrates that the diagnosis result is more accurate, when interrelations about symptoms are considered in the proposed method. In a conclusion, the main contribution of this paper is to provide a comprehensive mathematical approach to improve the accuracy of bipolar disorder clinical diagnosis, in which both bipolarity and complexity are considered. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Lower switch rate in depressed patients with bipolar II than bipolar I disorder treated adjunctively with second-generation antidepressants

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    Altshuler, LL; Suppes, T; Nolen, WA; Leverich, G; Keck, PE; Frye, MA; Kupka, R; McElroy, SL; Grunze, H; Kitchen, CMR; Post, R; Black, D.O.

    Objectives: The authors compared the switch rate into hypomania/mania in depressed patients treated with second-generation antidepressants who had either bipolar I or bipolar II disorder. Method: In a 10-week trial, 184 outpatients with bipolar depression (134 with bipolar I disorder, 48 with

  14. Brief Report: A Family Risk Study Exploring Bipolar Spectrum Problems and Cognitive Biases in Adolescent Children of Bipolar Parents

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    Espie, Jonathan; Jones, Steven H.; Vance, Yvonne H.; Tai, Sara J.

    2012-01-01

    Children of parents with bipolar disorder are at increased risk of bipolar spectrum diagnoses. This cross-sectional study explores cognitive factors in the prediction of vulnerability to bipolar disorder. Adolescents at high-risk (with a parent with bipolar disorder; n = 23) and age and gender matched adolescents (n = 24) were recruited. Parent…

  15. VALPROATE, BIPOLAR DISORDER AND POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME.

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    Okanović, Milana; Zivanović, Olga

    2016-01-01

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a syndrome of ovarian dysfunction with the principal features of hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovary morphology. A large number of studies conducted on this topic have suggested a possible role of anticonvulsants, particularly valproate, in the pathogenesis or risk factors associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Bipolar treatment guidelines from Canada and the United States of America recommend valproate as the first line strategy in the acute treatment of bipolar disorder. Most persons with bipolar disorder require maintenance treatment. Long-term administration of valproate in women with bipolar disorder or epilepsy is believed to result in the increased risk of hyperandrogenism, menstrual abnormalities and polycystic ovaries. Valproate may also increase the risk of infertility and other associated symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Therefore, particular caution is indicated in the use of valproate in women of reproductive age. The treatment of the female patients with bipolar disorder presents various challenges for the clinician. Every woman of reproductive age needs to know the risk and benefits of her pharmacologic treatment options. Bipolar disorder should be considered chronic disorder, whose development is largely affected by hormonal changes and reproductive cycle in women. These issues should be researched more thoroughly in order to opt for the most appropriate treatment in women with bipolar disorder.

  16. Bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells

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    Middelman, E.; Kout, W.; Vogelaar, B.; Lenssen, J.; de Waal, E.

    The bipolar plates are in weight and volume the major part of the PEM fuel cell stack, and are also a significant contributor to the stack costs. The bipolar plate is therefore a key component if power density has to increase and costs must come down. Three cell plate technologies are expected to reach targeted cost price levels, all having specific advantages and drawbacks. NedStack has developed a conductive composite materials and a production process for fuel cell plates (bipolar and mono-polar). The material has a high electric and thermal conductivity, and can be processed into bipolar plates by a proprietary molding process. Process cycle time has been reduced to less than 10 s, making the material and process suitable for economical mass production. Other development work to increase material efficiency resulted in thin bipolar plates with integrated cooling channels, and integrated seals, and in two-component bipolar plates. Total thickness of the bipolar plates is now less than 3 mm, and will be reduced to 2 mm in the near future. With these thin integrated plates it is possible to increase power density up to 2 kW/l and 2 kW/kg, while at the same time reducing cost by integrating other functions and less material use.

  17. Distinctions of bipolar disorder symptoms in adolescence.

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    Gudiene, Devika; Leskauskas, Darius; Markeviciūte, Aurelija; Klimavicius, Dalius; Adomaitiene, Virginija

    2008-01-01

    Bipolar disorder in adolescents is a serious mental illness with problematic diagnosis that adversely affects social, academic, emotional, and family functioning. The objective of this study was to analyze features of premorbid and clinical symptoms, comorbidity, and course of bipolar disorder in adolescence. Data for analysis were collected from all case histories (N=6) of 14-18-year-old patients, hospitalized with diagnosis of bipolar disorder in the Unit of Children's and Adolescents' Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital of Kaunas University of Medicine, during the period from 2000 to 2005. Analysis of bipolar disorder course showed that five patients previously had been diagnosed with an episode of depression. The most frequent symptoms typical to bipolar disorder were disobedience and impulsive behavior, rapid changes of mood. The most common premorbid features were frequent changes of mood, being active in communication, hyperactive behavior. Adolescence-onset bipolar disorder was frequently comorbid with emotionally instable personality disorder, borderline type. Findings of the study confirm the notion that oppositional or impulsive behavior, rapid changes of mood without any reason, dysphoric mood and euphoric mood episodes with increased energy were cardinal symptoms of bipolar disorder with mania in adolescents. Most frequent premorbid features of these patients were quite similar to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder making differential diagnosis problematic.

  18. DISEÑO E IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE UN BANCO DE CARGA MONOFÁSICO PARA PRUEBAS DE CARGA EN SISTEMAS DE ALIMENTACIÓN ININTERRUMPIDAS MONOFÁSICAS CON CAPACIDADES ENTRE 1 Y 2 KVA

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    Pablo Emilio Rozo García

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    Full Text Available En este documento se describe el proyecto correspondiente a el diseño e implementación de un banco de carga de tipo resistivo para pruebas de carga en Sistemas de alimentación ininterrumpidas monofásicas de capacidades comprendidas entre 1 KVA y 2 KVA. La estructura del proyecto presenta inicialmente la descripción teórica sobre los conceptos fundamentales en electrónica de potencia y en referencia con los bancos de carga que se encuentran actualmente en el mercado. Posteriormente se realiza el diseño del banco de carga resistivo con base en la investigación ya existente y finalmente se implementa el diseño, resaltando los resultados obtenidos, conclusiones, dificultades técnicas y  mejoras al proyecto. A partir de los resultados obtenidos, se entrega una herramienta de trabajo para la industria de sistemas de potencia en general y material de investigación en áreas relacionadas con el análisis de la calidad de energía y electrónica de potencia.

  19. Paired structures and bipolar knowledge representation

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    Montero, Javier; Bustince, Humberto; Franco, Camilo

    In this strictly positional paper we propose a general approach to bipolar knowledge representation, where the meaning of concepts can be modelled by examining their decomposition into opposite and neutral categories. In particular, it is the semantic relationship between the opposite categories...... and at the same time the type of neutrality rising in between opposites. Based on this first level of bipolar knowledge representation, paired structures in fact offer the means to characterize a specific bipolar valuation scale depending on the meaning of the concept that has to be verified. In this sense...

  20. Bipolar Disorder and Early Affective Trauma.

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    de Codt, Aloise; Monhonval, Pauline; Bongaerts, Xavier; Belkacemi, Ikram; Tecco, Juan Martin

    2016-09-01

    Bipolar disorder is a chronic psychiatric disease with a high prevalence and is a major psychosocial and medical burden. The exact etiological pathways of bipolar disorder are not fully understood. Genetic factors are known to play an important role in the etiology of bipolar disorder. However, high rates of discordance among identical twins and a growing body of evidence that environmental factors such as early stress can influence the onset and course of psychiatric diseases underline the importance of additional etiological mechanisms of bipolar disorders. There has been little investigation about early trauma in bipolar disorder. The aim of this study was to review the literature on the association between early traumatic interactions like child neglect, mistreatment, abuse or early parental separation and the occurrence of bipolar disorder in adulthood or impact on the course of the disease. Studies investigating associations between child neglect, mistreatment, abuse or early parental separation and occurrence of bipolar disorder in adulthood or impact on the course of the disease were searched in the Pubmed database. More than 700 articles were sorted independently by two of the authors using predefined criteria. Only research articles, reviews and meta-analyses were selected for this review. 53 articles met the inclusion criteria. To date, four systematic reviews partially addressed our research question. Early trauma is more frequently found in the past of bipolar patients than in the general population. Studies support a harmful effect of childhood trauma on the course of bipolar disease, with more anxious, depressive or psychotic symptoms, an early age of onset and a worse prognosis. Early trauma is more often found in the past of bipolar adult patients than the general population and studies support a harmful effect of childhood trauma on the course of bipolar disease, with more anxious, depressive or psychotic symptoms, an early age of onset and a

  1. Ionizing radiations simulation on bipolar components

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    Montagner, X.

    1999-01-01

    This thesis presents the ionizing radiation effects on bipolar components and more specially their behavior facing the total dose. The first part is devoted to the radiation environments with a special attention to the spatial environments and new emergent environments. The specificities of bipolar components are then presented and their behavior facing the interactions. The physical mechanisms bound to the dose rate are also discussed. The second part presents a physical analysis of degradations induced by the cumulated dosimetry on bipolar components and simulation with the ATLAS code. The third part exposes an electric empirical simulation induced by the cumulated dose in static conditions. (A.L.B.)

  2. Carga inmediata con implantes en maxilar superior Immediate loading of implants in the maxilla

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    F. Monje Gil

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available La carga inmediata en la mandíbula se ha incorporado a la práctica clínica en primer lugar y, por las características del hueso, se realiza de forma protocolizada. Sin embargo, en el maxilar superior no hay evidencia científica para realizarlo de forma cotidiana. Las razones son debidas a que el maxilar superior, en general, alberga una masa ósea de menor densidad. Por otro lado, en el maxilar superior pueden coexistir diferentes densidades óseas (según la clasificación de Misch en el mismo individuo. Además, por las características anatómicas del maxilar superior (reabsorción labiopalatina el alineamiento axial es asumible pero, sin embargo, el paralelismo de los implantes es difícil.16,17 El objetivo del presente trabajo es analizar la información científica de la que disponemos para confirmar si es posible la carga inmediata sobre el maxilar superior. Para ello estudiaremos varios aspectos de la carga inmediata en el maxilar superior: • Sobredentaduras • Prótesis fija completa • Prótesis parcial fija • Prótesis unitaria fija • Requerimientos protésicos • ContraindicacionesImmediate loading in the mandible has been introduced into clinical practice taking first place and, and because of the characteristics of the bone, this is carried out following a protocol. However, in the maxilla there is no scientific evidence for routinely carrying this out. This is because the maxilla, in general, has a lower bone mass density. Moreover, in the maxilla various densities may coexist (according to Misch’s classification in the same individual. In addition, given the anatomic characteristics of the maxilla (lip and palate resorption, axial alignment can be carried out, but implant parallelism is difficult.16,17 The aim of this paper is to analyze the scientific information that we have at our disposal in order to confirm whether immediate loading in the maxilla is possible. For this we will study various aspects of

  3. Progression along the Bipolar Spectrum: A Longitudinal Study of Predictors of Conversion from Bipolar Spectrum Conditions to Bipolar I and II Disorders

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    Alloy, Lauren B.; Urošević, Snežana; Abramson, Lyn Y.; Jager-Hyman, Shari; Nusslock, Robin; Whitehouse, Wayne G.; Hogan, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Little longitudinal research has examined progression to more severe bipolar disorders in individuals with “soft” bipolar spectrum conditions. We examine rates and predictors of progression to bipolar I and II diagnoses in a non-patient sample of college-age participants (n = 201) with high General Behavior Inventory scores and childhood or adolescent onset of “soft” bipolar spectrum disorders followed longitudinally for 4.5 years from the Longitudinal Investigation of Bipolar Spectrum (LIBS) project. Of 57 individuals with initial cyclothymia or bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (BiNOS) diagnoses, 42.1% progressed to a bipolar II diagnosis and 10.5% progressed to a bipolar I diagnosis. Of 144 individuals with initial bipolar II diagnoses, 17.4% progressed to a bipolar I diagnosis. Consistent with hypotheses derived from the clinical literature and the Behavioral Approach System (BAS) model of bipolar disorder, and controlling for relevant variables (length of follow-up, initial depressive and hypomanic symptoms, treatment-seeking, and family history), high BAS sensitivity (especially BAS Fun Seeking) predicted a greater likelihood of progression to bipolar II disorder, whereas early age of onset and high impulsivity predicted a greater likelihood of progression to bipolar I (high BAS sensitivity and Fun-Seeking also predicted progression to bipolar I when family history was not controlled). The interaction of high BAS and high Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) sensitivities also predicted greater likelihood of progression to bipolar I. We discuss implications of the findings for the bipolar spectrum concept, the BAS model of bipolar disorder, and early intervention efforts. PMID:21668080

  4. El sistema de transporte de carga en la Ciudad de México. Factores a considerar en el análisis del transporte de carga y la movilidad de mercancías

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    Floriu00E1n Rosa Martu00EDnez Perdomo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta un análisis del sistema de transporte de carga en la Ciudad de México desde el punto de vista sistémico, considerando las variables económicas, políticas, técnicas, sociales que permitan comprender la problemática que actualmente enfrenta esta ciudad en la movilidad de mercancías. Es una reflexión de carácter multidisciplinario basada en el método cualitativo para explicar y comprender la situación actual del transporte de carga en México dentro del contexto de la globalización económica, para identificar así la naturaleza profunda de la estructura dinámica del transporte de carga en la Ciudad y la nueva forma de conceptualizar al transporte de mercancías. Se estudia el comportamiento de los flujos e infraestructura de las redes viales, las características urbanas, los instrumentos jurídicos en las políticas del transporte, la problemática del transporte de carga, así como la movilidad y los diferentes problemas que enfrenta el sector en relación con la ciudad. El objetivo principal de presente artículo es enunciar las razones por las que no existe un sistema de transporte articulado y se privilegia el uso del autotransporte de carga. Finalmente, de acuerdo a las diversas variables analizadas, se establece en las conclusiones que el análisis y la planificación de los transportes debe ser multi e interdisciplinario por naturaleza, con una visión integral para establecer un equilibrio entre los modos de transporte.

  5. Influencia de Las Cargas Térmicas Sobre Flujos de Aire Generados en Una Habitación

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    Olmedo, Inés; de Adana, Manuel Ruiz; Nielsen, Peter V.

    La distribución de aire generada por los difusores en recinto interiores es crucial para obtener las características de aire y confort térmico deseadas. Los difusores de baja velocidad son altamente recomendados para muchas aplicaciones por sus numerosas ventajas. Sin embargo las cargas térmicas...

  6. The thermodynamics of bipolarity: a bifurcation model of bipolar illness and bipolar character and its psychotherapeutic applications.

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    Sabelli, H C; Carlson-Sabelli, L; Javaid, J I

    1990-11-01

    Two models dominate current formulations of bipolar illness: the homeostatic model implicit in Freud's psychodynamics and most neuroamine deficit/excess theories; and the oscillatory model of exaggerated biological rhythms. The homeostatic model is based on the closed systems approach of classic thermodynamics, while the oscillatory model requires the open systems approach of modern thermodynamics. Here we present a thermodynamic model of bipolarity that includes both homeostatic and oscillatory features and adds the most important feature of open systems thermodynamics: the creation of novel structures in bifurcation processes. According to the proposed model, bipolarity is the result of exaggerated biological energy that augments homeostatic, oscillatory and creative psychological processes. Only low-energy closed systems tend to rest ("point attractor") and entropic disorder. Open processes containing and exchanging energy fluctuate between opposite states ("periodic attractors"); they are characteristic of most physiological rhythms and are exaggerated in bipolar subjects. At higher energies, their strong fluctuations destroy pre-existing patterns and structures, produce turbulence ("chaotic attractors"), which sudden switches between opposite states, and create new and more complex structures. Likewise, high-energy bipolars develop high spontaneity, great fluctuations between opposite moods, internal and interpersonal chaos, and enhanced creativity (personal, artistic, professional) as well as psychopathology (personality deviations, psychotic delusions). Offered here is a theoretical explanation of the dual--creative and destructive--nature of bipolarity in terms of the new enantiodromic concept of entropy generalized by process theory. Clinically, this article offers an integrative model of bipolarity that accounts for many clinical features and contributes to a definition of the bipolar personality.

  7. "Análise da carga mecânica no joeho durante o agachamento"

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    Rogério Pessoto Hirata

    2006-01-01

    Existe um conceito difundido entre professores de educação física, fisioterapeutas e ortopedistas que o joelho não deve ser demasiadamente anteriorizado em relação à ponta do pé na direção ântero-posterior durante qualquer tipo de agachamento de modo a diminuir a carga mecânica imposta ao joelho. No entanto, são escassas as evidências quantitativas que corroboram este conceito. Este trabalho tem como objetivo estimar forças e torque na articulação do joelho em indivíduos saudáveis durante o e...

  8. Carga limite para juntas mecânicas em laminados de fibra de carbono

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    Arthur Chaves de Mas Santacreu

    1989-01-01

    Neste trabalho são testadas várias juntas parafusadas com laminados de fibra de carbono. São investigadas as influências dos parâmetros geométricos e dos parâmetros de constituição do laminado no comportamento da curva carga versus deformação do furo carregado. Paralelamente é desenvolvido um modelo de elementos finitos linear elástico para calcular a deformação do furo carregado a partir das propriedades mecânicas do material e da geometria da junta. É proposto um critério de previsão de car...

  9. Modelo analítico de resistência ao rolamento de pneus de carga

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    Marcos Rodolfo Gali

    2015-01-01

    Resumo: Em 2012, Rhyne & Cron desenvolveram um modelo analítico para estimar a mínima Resistência ao Rolamento (RR) para pneus destinados aos veículos de passageiro. Os parâmetros estudados pelos autores foram a área de contato, a espessura e a largura da rodagem, o raio da cintura metálica, o módulo elástico do composto da banda de rodagem, a carga vertical imposta, a pressão de inflação do pneu e a área efetiva de contato do pneu com o solo. Para o fator área de contato, os autores simplifi...

  10. Algoritmo para el cálculo de cargas de trabajo

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    Mauricio Becerra Fernández

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el desarrollo un algoritmo para el cálculo de cargas de trabajo, soportado en el análisis de estudios similares y la teoría del estudio de métodos y tiempos. El algoritmo se propone como un elemento de soporte para el análisis del nivel trabajo asignado a un cargo específico o a un grupo de trabajadores en un área determinada, ya sea en la industria de manufactura o de servicios, lo que permita nivelar el volumen de trabajo asignado mediante la definición de diversas alternativas que promuevan el aumento de la productividad, favorezcan la mejora en el clima y las condiciones laborales.

  11. Bipolar Electrode Sample Preparation Devices

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    Wang, Yi (Inventor); Song, Hongjun (Inventor); Pant, Kapil (Inventor)

    2017-01-01

    An analyte selection device can include: a body defining a fluid channel having a channel inlet and channel outlet; a bipolar electrode (BPE) between the inlet and outlet; one of an anode or cathode electrically coupled with the BPE on a channel inlet side of the BPE and the other of the anode or cathode electrically coupled with the BPE on a channel outlet side of the BPE; and an electronic system operably coupled with the anode and cathode so as to polarize the BPE. The fluid channel can have any shape or dimension. The channel inlet and channel outlet can be longitudinal or lateral with respect to the longitudinal axis of the channel. The BPE can be any metallic member, such as a flat plate on a wall or mesh as a barrier BPE. The anode and cathode can be located at a position that polarizes the BPE.

  12. PLANIFICACIÓN JERÁRQUICA CON ANÁLISIS DE CARGA-CAPACIDAD

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    Tulio Gerardo Motoa

    2001-01-01

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    La planificación jerárquica de múltiples proyectos, surge como una opción robusta y potente, para resolver el problema de gestión del sistema global. La propuesta se basa en la construcción de una estructura de descomposición-agregación de los proyectos y los recursos, con múltiples niveles, en la cual, los niveles más altos presentan los datos más agregados, con horizontes de tiempo más largos y los niveles inferiores son más detallados y con horizontes más cortos. Dentro del ámbito de la planificación jerárquica, el análisis de carga-capacidad pretende fundamentalmente mejorar la relación entre la oferta y la demanda de recursos en los procesos de planificación de proyectos, de tal manera que se garantice el cumplimiento de las fechas ya establecidas. Este análisis, se implementa midiendo algunos indicadores que reflejan el estado de la relación entre la carga y la capacidad y ejecutando un procedimiento de nivelación que avanza en el equilibrio de tal estado. El procedimiento de análisis se ha experimentado mediante un conjunto de proyectos generados aleatoriamente y los resultados son bastante buenos.

  13. Remoción de carga contaminante en aguas residuales industriales a escala de laboratorio

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    Gustavo Adolfo Peña-Hernandez

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    Full Text Available El desarrollo industrial de un país se encuentra relacionado con el uso de sus recursos naturales, es por esto que se deben definir nuevas estrategias de remoción de carga contaminante para cumplir la nueva normatividad de usos de agua y vertimientos líquidos en Colombia. Una de estas alternativas es utilizar bacterias nativas productoras de biopolímero EPS y PHA sintetizadas en laboratorio. Esta investigación tuvo como objetivos determinar la relación que existe entre la producción de biopolímeros y la remoción de DBO5, DQO y SST en un reactor aerobio continuo y realizar la comparación de producción de EPS y PHA entre un reactor tipo batch y un reactor aerobio continuo, con efluentes de dos empresas del sector alimenticio de Manizales, Colombia. Se utilizó un sistema de biorreactores aerobios de flujo ascendente el cual se alimentó de forma continua por medio de tanques de suministro. En la empresa productora de golosinas los mayores valores de remoción fueron de 81,46%, 64,09% y 75,78% para DBO5, DQO y S.S.T respectivamente. Se obtuvieron biopolímeros EPS y PHA en mayor cantidad de 2,38 y 0,667 mg l-1 respectivamente. Por otro lado, el efluente de la empresa productora de derivados lácteos presentó fermentación de las aguas tratados en los biorreactores, caso que fue eliminado del estudio dada esta contaminación. En conclusión, se obtuvieron biopolímeros EPS y PHA en los tratamientos, a la vez que se evidenció la remoción de carga orgánica de las aguas tratadas.

  14. Sistema de balance de carga para redes malladas inalámbricas multi-interfaces

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    Christian Köbel

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    Full Text Available Las redes malladas inalámbricas, basadas en las normas 802.11, fueron desarrolladas inicialmente con propósitos militares pero actualmente se han desplegado ampliamente en redes de usuario final e industriales. Desde hace más de diez años se realizan investigaciones en esta área. Sin embargo, los temas de enrutamiento y de calidad de servicio (QoS no están agotados, sobre todo tomando en consideración que el tamaño de las nubes y backbones mesh ha crecido considerablemente. En estas condiciones puede ser muy beneficioso introducir nodos con múltiples interfaces inalámbricas, lo cual no representa grandes costos, por lo que el tema ha atraído el foco de atención de múltiples investigaciones en la actualidad. Esta posibilidad introduce entonces la necesidad de emplear métodos más complejos para estas redes, como el balance de carga y la asignación de canales, incluyendo la posible combinación de interfaces en cada nodo de la red. El presente artículo propone un sistema para implementar los aspectos mencionados arriba entiéndase, proveer diversos modos de balance de carga, considerando la posibilidad de asignar canales y de combinarlos en la comunicación entre nodos mesh. Esto redunda en una gestión mucho más eficiente de los recursos de las redes malladas inalámbricas. Se describen los componentes y funcionalidades más novedosos del sistema propuesto, los cuales están distribuidos en cada nodo, y se ubican en una capa intermedia entre la de enlace y la de red. Por último se presentan los resultados de las simulaciones del sistema propuesto en escenarios concretos.

  15. Comparação de diferentes métodos de controle da carga interna em jogadores de voleibol

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    Maurício Gattás Bara Filho

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A capacidade de monitorar precisamente a carga de treinamento é um importante aspecto para a efetividade da periodização e para a prevenção de efeitos negativos, como a queda no rendimento. OBJETIVOS: Comparar e correlacionar diferentes métodos de controle de carga interna de treinamento em jogadores de voleibol. MÉTODOS: Quinze atletas profissionais de voleibol do sexo masculino, com idade entre 18 e 30 anos, que competiam em níveis estaduais e nacionais, participaram deste estudo. A carga de treino para cada sessão foi calculada utilizando três diferentes métodos: PSE da Sessão, Zonas de FC (TRIMP de Edwards e de Stagno. RESULTADOS: Verificou-se que há correlação positiva e significativa entre o método proposto por Foster, Edwards e Stagno. No entanto, os valores das correlações individuais entre PSE e Edwards (0,451 a 0,670, em geral, foram ligeiramente maiores que os da correlação entre PSE e Stagno (0,206 a 0,597. CONCLUSÃO: O método proposto por Edwards, bem como o método proposto por Foster, melhor refletem as cargas de treino no voleibol, fazendo com que o monitoramento das cargas seja realizado de maneira mais fidedigna e confiável quando realizado por esses dois métodos.

  16. Climatic factors and bipolar affective disorder

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    Christensen, Ellen Margrethe; Larsen, Jens Knud; Gjerris, Annette

    2008-01-01

    In bipolar disorder, the factors provoking a new episode are unknown. As a seasonal variation has been noticed, it has been suggested that weather conditions may play a role. The aim of the study was to elucidate whether meteorological parameters influence the development of new bipolar phases....... A group of patients with at least three previous hospitalizations for bipolar disorder was examined every 3 months for up to 3 years. At each examination an evaluation of the affective phase was made according to the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D(17)), and the Bech-Rafaelsen Mania Rating Scale (MAS......). In the same period, daily recordings from the Danish Meteorological Institute were received. We found no correlations between onset of bipolar episodes [defined as MAS score of 11 or more (mania) and as HAM-D(17) score of 12 or more (depression)] and any meteorological parameters. We found a statistical...

  17. Bipolar or unipolar? : A brain teasing question

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    2017-01-01

    During the depressed or remitted states, major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD) are difficult to distinguish clinically. Treatments for both disorders differ, and inadequate treatment may lead to chronicity, poor psychosocial functioning, or even suicide. Although early

  18. Internet use by patients with bipolar disorder

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    Bauer, Rita; Conell, Jörn; Glenn, Tasha

    2016-01-01

    There is considerable international interest in online education of patients with bipolar disorder, yet little understanding of how patients use the Internet and other sources to seek information. 1171 patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in 17 countries completed a paper-based, anonymous...... survey. 81% of the patients used the Internet, a percentage similar to the general public. Older age, less education, and challenges in country telecommunications infrastructure and demographics decreased the odds of using the Internet. About 78% of the Internet users looked online for information...... on bipolar disorder or 63% of the total sample. More years of education in relation to the country mean, and feeling very confident about managing life decreased the odds of seeking information on bipolar disorder online, while having attended support groups increased the odds. Patients who looked online...

  19. Are rates of pediatric bipolar disorder increasing?

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    Kessing, Lars Vedel; Vradi, Eleni; Andersen, Per Kragh

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    Studies from the USA suggest that rates of pediatric bipolar disorder have increased since the mid-90s, but no study outside the USA has been published on the rates of pediatric bipolar disorder. Further, it is unclear whether an increase in rates reflects a true increase in the illness or more...... diagnostic attention. Using nationwide registers of all inpatients and outpatients contacts to all psychiatric hospitals in Denmark, we investigated (1) gender-specific rates of incident pediatric mania/bipolar disorder during a period from 1995 to 2012, (2) whether age and other characteristics...... for pediatric mania/bipolar disorder changed during the calendar period (1995 to 2003 versus 2004 to 2012), and (3) whether the diagnosis is more often made at first psychiatric contact in recent time compared to earlier according to gender. Totally, 346 patients got a main diagnosis of a manic episode (F30...

  20. Biological dysrhythm in remitted bipolar I disorder.

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    Iyer, Aishwarya; Palaniappan, Pradeep

    2017-12-01

    Recent treatment guidelines support treatment of biological rhythm abnormalities as a part of treatment of bipolar disorder, but still, literature examining various domains (Sleep, Activity, Social, and Eating) of biological rhythm and its clinical predictors are less. The main aim of our study is to compare various domains of biological rhythm among remitted bipolar I subjects and healthy controls. We also explored for any association between clinical variables and biological rhythm among bipolar subjects. 40 subjects with Bipolar I disorder and 40 healthy controls who met inclusion and exclusion criteria were recruited for the study. Diagnoses were ascertained by a qualified psychiatrist using MINI 5.0. Sociodemographic details, biological rhythm (BRIAN-Biological Rhythm Interview of assessment in Neuropsychiatry) and Sleep functioning (PSQI- Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) were assessed in all subjects. Mean age of the Bipolar subjects and controls were 41.25±11.84years and 38.25±11.25 years respectively. Bipolar subjects experienced more biological rhythm disturbance when compared to healthy controls (total BRIAN score being 34.25±9.36 vs 28.2±6.53) (p=0.002). Subsyndromal depressive symptoms (HDRS) had significant positive correlation with BRIAN global scores(r=0.368, p=0.02). Linear regression analysis showed that number of episodes which required hospitalization (β=0.601, t=3.106, P=0.004), PSQI (β=0.394, t=2.609, p=0.014), HDRS (β=0.376, t=2.34, t=0.036) explained 31% of variance in BRIAN scores in remitted bipolar subjects. Biological rhythm disturbances seem to persist even after clinical remission of bipolar illness. More studies to look into the impact of subsyndromal depressive symptoms on biological rhythm are needed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Suicide in bipolar disorder: a review.

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    Latalova, Klara; Kamaradova, Dana; Prasko, Jan

    2014-06-01

    Suicide is a leading cause of death in patients with bipolar disorder. Risk factors and prevention of suicide in this illness are the focus of considerable current research. MEDLINE data base was searched for the key words "bipolar disorder" with "suicide", "lithium" with "suicide", "anticonvulsants" with "bipolar disorder", and "anticonvulsants" with "bipolar disorder" and with "suicide". No language or time constraints were applied. The lists of references were searched manually to find additional articles. It is estimated that 25% to 50% of patients with bipolar disorder will attempt suicide at least once over their lifetime, and that 8% to 19% will complete suicide. Mortality rates from cardiovascular diseases are elevated in bipolar disorder. Risk factors for suicide include younger age of onset of the illness, history of past suicidal behavior, family history of suicide acts, comorbid borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders, and hopelessness. The warning signs calling for immediate action include the patients threatening to harm themselves, or looking for ways to kill themselves (seeking access to pills or weapons), or the patient talking or writing about death. Robust evidence supports the effects of lithium treatment in reducing suicidal attempts and completions in bipolar disorder. The evidence for antisuicidal effects of anticonvulsants is weaker. Nevertheless, valproate and other anticonvulsants are frequently prescribed as mood stabilizers. There have been controversial suggestions that this treatment may elevate the risk of suicide, but the data supporting this are not convincing. Psychoeducation can reduce the number of suicide attempts and completions. Suicide in bipolar disorder is a major public health problem. Recent research has expanded our knowledge of risk factors and warning signs. Nevertheless, it appears that the introduction of lithium treatment in the 1970s was the most recent important breakthrough in the prevention

  2. O papel dos antipsicóticos atípicos no tratamento do transtorno bipolar: revisão da literatura The role of atypical antipsychotic agents in the treatment of bipolar disorder: a literature review

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    Acioly LT Lacerda

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    Full Text Available Estudos recentes têm demonstrado que a eficácia do lítio é significativamente inferior à descrita pelos primeiros trabalhos, embora ainda seja a medicação de referência no tratamento do transtorno afetivo bipolar. Apesar de um perfil de segurança desfavorável, os antipsicóticos clássicos sempre apresentaram um papel importante no tratamento desse transtorno psiquiátrico, especialmente como coadjuvante em sua fase maníaca aguda. Os autores, utilizando informação obtida no Medline, fizeram uma revisão acerca do papel dos antipsicóticos atípicos no tratamento dos pacientes bipolares. Baseado nos dados da literatura, a olanzapina mostrou-se bastante eficaz no manejo da mania aguda, quando uma média de 63,5% dos pacientes apresentaram melhora significativa em estudos duplo-cego controlados, apresentando ganho de peso como único efeito colateral relevante. A clozapina e, mais ainda, a risperidona apresentaram dados menos consistentes, grande parte em função de deficiências metodológicas dos poucos estudos conduzidos até o presente estudo. Os dados preliminares relativos à eficácia desse grupo farmacológico nos quadros refratários e nos sintomas depressivos são promissores, mas ainda não definitivos. Em relação a seus efeitos potenciais como estabilizadores do humor, não existem evidências conclusivas oriundas de estudos controlados, mas há interesse considerável para realização de investigações em pacientes bipolares tratados com antipsicóticos atípicos por períodos de tempo mais prolongados. Pesquisas futuras poderão tornar mais claras essas possíveis características terapêuticas.Even though lithium is still the choice drug in the treatment of bipolar disorder, recent studies have shown that it has a significant lower efficacy than previously described in earlier studies. Despite its adverse side effects, typical antipsychotic agents have often had a prominent role in the treatment of this psychiatric

  3. Preparation of bipolar membranes by electrospinning

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    Pan, Jiefeng; Hou, Linxiao; Wang, Qiuyue; He, Yubin; Wu, Liang; Mondal, Abhishek N.; Xu, Tongwen

    2017-01-01

    A new preparative pathway for the bipolar membranes was initiated via the electrospinning and hot-press process. The prepared bipolar membrane was consisting of sulfonated poly (phenylene oxide), polyethylene glycol, and quaternized poly (phenylene oxide). The above mentioned membrane was fabricated by the continuous electrospinning of the respective layer, followed by the solvent atmosphere treatment and hot-pressing, to obtain a transparent and dense structure. The thickness of each layer can be easily tuned by controlling the electrospinning parameters. The clear interfacial structure was observed and confirmed by the scanning electron microscope. The bipolar performance is evaluated by the current–voltage curves and production yield of acid and base. The final optimized bipolar membrane had similar yield of acid and base as the casting membrane. However, extremely lower potential drop value was observed when they are applied for the production of acid and base. The experimental results showed that, electrospinning is an effective and well controlled way to fabricate bipolar membranes, in which anion or cation exchange layer as well as interfacial layer can be easily changed or added as requested. - Highlights: • Bipolar membranes were prepared through electrospinning followed by post-treatment. • As-prepared membranes were successfully applied in electrodialysis for production of acid and base. • Electrospun membranes exhibit better performance than the casting ones.

  4. Preparation of bipolar membranes by electrospinning

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    Pan, Jiefeng; Hou, Linxiao; Wang, Qiuyue; He, Yubin; Wu, Liang; Mondal, Abhishek N.; Xu, Tongwen, E-mail: twxu@ustc.edu.cn

    2017-01-15

    A new preparative pathway for the bipolar membranes was initiated via the electrospinning and hot-press process. The prepared bipolar membrane was consisting of sulfonated poly (phenylene oxide), polyethylene glycol, and quaternized poly (phenylene oxide). The above mentioned membrane was fabricated by the continuous electrospinning of the respective layer, followed by the solvent atmosphere treatment and hot-pressing, to obtain a transparent and dense structure. The thickness of each layer can be easily tuned by controlling the electrospinning parameters. The clear interfacial structure was observed and confirmed by the scanning electron microscope. The bipolar performance is evaluated by the current–voltage curves and production yield of acid and base. The final optimized bipolar membrane had similar yield of acid and base as the casting membrane. However, extremely lower potential drop value was observed when they are applied for the production of acid and base. The experimental results showed that, electrospinning is an effective and well controlled way to fabricate bipolar membranes, in which anion or cation exchange layer as well as interfacial layer can be easily changed or added as requested. - Highlights: • Bipolar membranes were prepared through electrospinning followed by post-treatment. • As-prepared membranes were successfully applied in electrodialysis for production of acid and base. • Electrospun membranes exhibit better performance than the casting ones.

  5. Comorbidity bipolar disorder and personality disorders.

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    Latalova, Klara; Prasko, Jan; Kamaradova, Dana; Sedlackova, Jana; Ociskova, Marie

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    Outcome in bipolar patients can be affected by comorbidity of other psychiatric disorders. Comorbid personality disorders are frequent and may complicate the course of bipolar illness. We have much information about treating patients with uncomplicated bipolar disorder (BD) but much less knowledge about possibilities for patients with the comorbidity of BD and personality disorder. We conducted a series of literature searches using, as key words or as items in indexed fields, bipolar disorder and personality disorder or personality traits. Articles were obtained by searching MEDLINE from 1970 to 2012. In addition, we used other papers cited in articles from these searches, or cited in articles used in our own work. Tests of personality traits indicated that euthymic bipolar patients have higher scores on harm avoidance, reward dependence, and novelty seeking than controls. Elevation of novelty seeking in bipolar patients is associated with substance abuse comorbidity. Comorbidity with personality disorders in BD patients is associated with a more difficult course of illness (such as longer episodes, shorter time euthymic, and earlier age at onset) and an increase in comorbid substance abuse, suicidality and aggression. These problems are particularly pronounced in comorbidity with borderline personality disorder. Comorbidity with antisocial personality disorder elicits a similar spectrum of difficulties; some of the antisocial behavior exhibited by patients with this comorbidity is mediated by increased impulsivity.

  6. The role of sleep in bipolar disorder

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Alexandra K Gold,1 Louisa G Sylvia,1,2 1Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Abstract: Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness characterized by alternating periods of elevated and depressed mood. Sleep disturbances in bipolar disorder are present during all stages of the condition and exert a negative impact on overall course, quality of life, and treatment outcomes. We examine the partnership between circadian system (process C functioning and sleep–wake homeostasis (process S on optimal sleep functioning and explore the role of disruptions in both systems on sleep disturbances in bipolar disorder. A convergence of evidence suggests that sleep problems in bipolar disorder result from dysregulation across both process C and process S systems. Biomarkers of depressive episodes include heightened fragmentation of rapid eye movement (REM sleep, reduced REM latency, increased REM density, and a greater percentage of awakenings, while biomarkers of manic episodes include reduced REM latency, greater percentage of stage I sleep, increased REM density, discontinuous sleep patterns, shortened total sleep time, and a greater time awake in bed. These findings highlight the importance of targeting novel treatments for sleep disturbance in bipolar disorder. Keywords: bipolar disorder, circadian rhythms, sleep–wake homeostasis

  7. Classification of cognitive performance in bipolar disorder.

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    Sparding, Timea; Silander, Katja; Pålsson, Erik; Östlind, Josefin; Ekman, Carl Johan; Sellgren, Carl M; Joas, Erik; Hansen, Stefan; Landén, Mikael

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    To understand the etiology of cognitive impairment associated with bipolar disorder, we need to clarify potential heterogeneity in cognitive functioning. To this end, we used multivariate techniques to study if the correlation structure of cognitive abilities differs between persons with bipolar disorder and controls. Clinically stable patients with bipolar disorder (type I: n = 64; type II: n = 44) and healthy controls (n = 86) were assessed with a wide range of cognitive tests measuring executive function, speed, memory, and verbal skills. Data were analysed with multivariate techniques. A distinct subgroup (∼30%) could be identified that performed significantly poorer on tests concerning memory function. This cognitive phenotype subgroup did not differ from the majority of bipolar disorder patients with respect to other demographic or clinical characteristics. Whereas the majority of patients performed similar to controls, a subgroup of patients with bipolar disorder differed substantially from healthy controls in the correlation pattern of low-level cognitive abilities. This suggests that cognitive impairment is not a general trait in bipolar disorder but characteristic of a cognitive subgroup. This has important clinical implications for cognitive rehabilitation and remediation.

  8. Clinical, Demographic, and Familial Correlates of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders among Offspring of Parents with Bipolar Disorder

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    Goldstein, Benjamin I.; Shamseddeen, Wael; Axelson, David A.; Kalas, Cathy; Monk, Kelly; Brent, David A.; Kupfer, David J.; Birmaher, Boris

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    Objective: Despite increased risk, most offspring of parents with bipolar disorder (BP) do not manifest BP. The identification of risk factors for BP among offspring could improve preventive and treatment strategies. We examined this topic in the Pittsburgh Bipolar Offspring Study (BIOS). Method: Subjects included 388 offspring, ages 7-17 years,…

  9. Análisis de estabilidad de una línea de transmisión con carga no lineal

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    El propósito de este trabajo es presentar un estudio sobre la estabilidad de una línea de transmisión con carga no lineal, en dos modalidades, la primera como una línea con parámetros concentrados y la segunda como una línea con parámetros distribuidos. Para ambos casos se utiliza la misma carga, un diodo tunel, ya que por sus características de ser un oscilador no lineal con múltiples puntos de equilibrio, representa un buen ejemplo para simular una carga no lineal en un...

  10. Estudo da injeção de carga em nanotubos de carbono por microscopia de força elétrica

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    Neste trabalho, serão apresentados os resultados obtidos no Laboratório de Nanoscopia e no Laboratório de Espectroscopia Raman - DF/UFMG a respeito das propriedades elétricas de nanotubos de carbono de parede simples ^Ö CNT investigados por injeção de carga, Microscopia de Força Elétrica (EFM), Espectroscopia Raman e cálculos por primeiros princípios. As injeções de carga foram realizadas pressionando um dado nanotubo com a ponta de EFM com respeito ao substrato. A transferência de carga foi ...

  11. [Circadian markers and genes in bipolar disorder].

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    Yeim, S; Boudebesse, C; Etain, B; Belliviera, F

    2015-09-01

    Bipolar disorder is a severe and complex multifactorial disease, characterized by alternance of acute episodes of depression and mania/hypomania, interspaced by euthymic periods. The etiological determinants of bipolar disorder yet, are still poorly understood. For the last 30 years, chronobiology is an important field of investigation to better understand the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder. We conducted a review using Medline, ISI Database, EMBase, PsyInfo up to January 2015, using the following keywords combinations: "mood disorder", "bipolar disorder", "depression", "unipolar disorder", "major depressive disorder", "affective disorder", for psychiatric conditions; and "circadian rhythms", "circadian markers", "circadian gene", "clock gene", "melatonin" for circadian rhythms. The search critera was presence of word in any field of the article. Quantitative and qualitative circadian abnormalities are associated with bipolar disorders both during acute episodes and euthymic periods, suggesting that these altered circadian rhythms may represent biological trait markers of the disorder. These circadian dysfunctions were assessed by various validated tools including polysomnography, actigraphy, sleep diaries, chronotype assessments and blood melatonin/cortisol measures. Other altered endogenous circadian activities have also been reported in bipolar patients, such as hormones secretion, core body temperature or fibroblasts activity. Moreover, these markers were also altered in healthy relatives of bipolar patients, suggesting a degree of heritability. Several genetic association studies have also showed associations between multiple circadian genes and bipolar disorder, such as CLOCK, ARTNL1, GSK3β, PER3, NPAS2, NR1D1, TIMELESS, RORA, RORB, and CSNK1ε. Thus, these circadian gene variants may contribute to the genetic susceptibility of the disease. Furthermore, the study of the clock system may help to better understand some phenotypic aspects like the

  12. Decision making in euthymic bipolar I and bipolar II disorders.

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    Martino, D J; Strejilevich, S A; Torralva, T; Manes, F

    2011-06-01

    The main aim of this study was to compare a large population of patients with bipolar disorder (BD) types I and II strictly defined as euthymic with healthy controls on measures of decision making. An additional aim was to compare performance on a decision-making task between patients with and without a history of suicide attempt. Eighty-five euthymic patients with BD-I or BD-II and 34 healthy controls were included. All subjects completed tests to assess verbal memory, attention and executive functions, and a decision-making paradigm (the Iowa Gambling Task, IGT). Both groups of patients had worse performance than healthy controls on measures of verbal memory, attention and executive function. No significant differences were found between BD-I, BD-II and healthy controls on measures of decision making. By contrast, patients with a history of suicide attempt had lower performance in the IGT than patients without a history of suicide attempt. Patients with euthymic BD-I and BD-II had intact decision-making abilities, suggesting that this does not represent a reliable trait marker of the disorder. In addition, our results provide further evidence of an association between impairments in decision making and vulnerability to suicidal behavior.

  13. A five year follow-up study of 11 patients with bipolar disorder Seguimento de 11 pacientes com transtorno bipolar por cinco anos

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    Fernanda Novis

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To study the long-term follow-up of patients with bipolar disorder (BPD. METHOD: Eleven outpatients with BPD type I were followed up naturalistically for five years at a university teaching hospital. The Clinical Global Impression Scale (BPD version was used to evaluate the occurrence of affective episodes, and the Strauss-Carpenter Outcome Scale was used to evaluate social and occupational functioning. RESULTS: The majority of patients were symptomatic most of the time, with predominantly depressive episodes. Overall, patients remained euthymic a mean of 47.7% of the time. Despite a low rate of hospitalization, social and occupational functioning was poor in the majority of patients. A poor disease course with respect to work-related functioning was associated with fewer months of euthymia with a longer duration of depressive episodes. The total number of months of euthymia negatively correlated with the patient's age and disease duration. CONCLUSION: Despite the small sample size, the present findings appear to corroborate previous studies on the evolution of BPD. Most of the patients had a poor disease course, with long symptomatic periods, particularly depressive episodes, and significantly impaired social and occupational functioning.OBJETIVO: Estudar a evolução de longo prazo do transtorno bipolar (TB. MÉTODO: Onze pacientes com TB do tipo I foram acompanhados de forma naturalística em um ambulatório universitário por cinco anos. Foram utilizadas a Escala de Impressão Clínica Global (versão TB, para a avaliação dos episódios afetivos, e a Escala de Evolução Strauss-Carpenter, para a avaliação do funcionamento sócio-ocupacional. RESULTADOS: A maioria dos pacientes esteve sintomática a maior parte do tempo, apresentando predominantemente quadros depressivos. Em média, os pacientes ficaram em eutimia durante 47,7% do tempo. Apesar do baixo índice de hospitalização, a maioria dos pacientes apresentou

  14. Escala de bem-estar afetivo no trabalho (Jaws: evidências de validade fatorial e consistência interna Job-related affective well-being scale (Jaws: evidences of factor validity and reliability

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    Valdiney Veloso Gouveia

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi adaptar uma medida de bem-estar afetivo no trabalho para o contexto brasileiro. Especificamente, pretendeu-se conhecer evidências de validade fatorial e consistência interna da Job-Related Affective Well-Being Scale (JAWS, avaliando se as pontuações nos seus fatores diferem em função do gênero e da idade dos participantes. Participaram 298 trabalhadores de centros comerciais de pequeno e médio porte da cidade de João Pessoa (PB. A maioria destes era do sexo feminino (76,8%, com idade média de 26 anos (DP = 6,87. Através de uma análise dos componentes principais (rotação promax foram identificados dois fatores que explicaram conjuntamente 48,1% da variância total: afetos positivos (α = 0,94; 14 itens e afetos negativos (α = 0,87; 13 itens; um fator geral de bem-estar afetivo no trabalho foi também computado (α = 0,95; 27 itens. As pontuações dos participantes nestes fatores não foram influenciadas pelas variáveis gênero e idade. Estes resultados são discutidos à luz do que tem sido escrito sobre os parâmetros desta escala e da relação dos afetos com estas variáveis demográficas.This study aimed at adapting a measure of job-related affective well-being for the Brazilian milieu. Specifically, it was proposed to know evidences of factor validity and reliability of the Job-Related Affective Well-Being Scale (JAWS, assessing if its scores are influenced by participants' gender and age. The participants were 298 individuals employed in small or middle shopping malls in the city of João Pessoa, PB; most of them were female (76.8%, with a mean age of 26 years old (SD = 6.87. A main component analysis (with promax rotation was performed, revealing two components that jointly accounted for 48.1% of the total variance. They were named as positive affect (α = .94; 14 items and negative affect (α = .87; 13 items. A general factor of affective well-being was also identified (α = .95; 27 items

  15. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Task Force Report on Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorders

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    Pacchiarotti, Isabella; Bond, David J.; Baldessarini, Ross J.; Nolen, Willem A.; Grunze, Heinz; Licht, Rasmus W.; Post, Robert M.; Berk, Michael; Goodwin, Guy M.; Sachs, Gary S.; Tondo, Leonardo; Findling, Robert L.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Tohen, Mauricio; Undurraga, Juan; González-Pinto, Ana; Goldberg, Joseph F.; Yildiz, Ayşegül; Altshuler, Lori L.; Calabrese, Joseph R.; Mitchell, Philip B.; Thase, Michael E.; Koukopoulos, Athanasios; Colom, Francesc; Frye, Mark A.; Malhi, Gin S.; Fountoulakis, Konstantinos N.; Vázquez, Gustavo; Perlis, Roy H.; Ketter, Terence A.; Cassidy, Frederick; Akiskal, Hagop; Azorin, Jean-Michel; Valentí, Marc; Mazzei, Diego Hidalgo; Lafer, Beny; Kato, Tadafumi; Mazzarini, Lorenzo; Martínez-Aran, Anabel; Parker, Gordon; Souery, Daniel; Özerdem, Ayşegül; McElroy, Susan L.; Girardi, Paolo; Bauer, Michael; Yatham, Lakshmi N.; Zarate, Carlos A.; Nierenberg, Andrew A.; Birmaher, Boris; Kanba, Shigenobu; El-Mallakh, Rif S.; Serretti, Alessandro; Rihmer, Zoltan; Young, Allan H.; Kotzalidis, Georgios D.; MacQueen, Glenda M.; Bowden, Charles L.; Ghaemi, S. Nassir; Lopez-Jaramillo, Carlos; Rybakowski, Janusz; Ha, Kyooseob; Perugi, Giulio; Kasper, Siegfried; Amsterdam, Jay D.; Hirschfeld, Robert M.; Kapczinski, Flávio; Vieta, Eduard

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    Objective The risk-benefit profile of antidepressant medications in bipolar disorder is controversial. When conclusive evidence is lacking, expert consensus can guide treatment decisions. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) convened a task force to seek consensus recommendations on the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorders. Method An expert task force iteratively developed consensus through serial consensus-based revisions using the Delphi method. Initial survey items were based on systematic review of the literature. Subsequent surveys included new or reworded items and items that needed to be rerated. This process resulted in the final ISBD Task Force clinical recommendations on antidepressant use in bipolar disorder. Results There is striking incongruity between the wide use of and the weak evidence base for the efficacy and safety of antidepressant drugs in bipolar disorder. Few well-designed, long-term trials of prophylactic benefits have been conducted, and there is insufficient evidence for treatment benefits with antidepressants combined with mood stabilizers. A major concern is the risk for mood switch to hypomania, mania, and mixed states. Integrating the evidence and the experience of the task force members, a consensus was reached on 12 statements on the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder. Conclusions Because of limited data, the task force could not make broad statements endorsing antidepressant use but acknowledged that individual bipolar patients may benefit from antidepressants. Regarding safety, serotonin reuptake inhibitors and bupropion may have lower rates of manic switch than tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants and norepinephrine-serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The frequency and severity of antidepressant-associated mood elevations appear to be greater in bipolar I than bipolar II disorder. Hence, in bipolar I patients antidepressants should be prescribed only as an adjunct to mood-stabilizing medications

  16. Nuevo modelo matemático para la distribución de carga en el horno alto

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    Jiménez, J.

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    Full Text Available A mathematical model for burden distribution in the blast furnace, has been developed. A set of operational variables related with the charging system (Paul Wurth plus other parameters related with the burden itself, such as ore and coke repose angles, weights discharged and the effect of the uprising gas, have been taken into account. These data are processed by modern computer tools. As a result, the burden distribution inside the blast furnace is obtained. Every time that a charge is added to the blast furnace, the model updates the burden distribution. The approach employed is based on considering each burden layer described by a set of interrelated polynomials. It has been tested comparing its results with burden layers obtained in a physical model of the blast furnace (scale 1/10. After installation in Aceralia blast furnace B control computers, the model is currently being employed as a tool for process control.

    El modelo matemático desarrollado describe la distribución de carga en el tragante de un horno alto. Se ha empleado un conjunto de variables operacionales relacionadas con el sistema de carga (Paul Wurth, junto con otras obtenidas de la carga, tales como el peso descargado, los ángulos de reposo de los materiales y el efecto del gas al atravesar el horno. Estos datos se procesan mediante herramientas informáticas. Como resultado, se obtiene la distribución de carga en el horno. Cada vez que se introduce una carga, el modelo actualiza la distribución. La aproximación empleada considera el perfil de cada capa de carga, el cual está descrito por un conjunto de polinomios interrelacionados. Los resultados se comparan con la distribución obtenida en un modelo físico del horno (escala 1/10. Tras su instalación en los ordenadores de proceso del horno alto B de Aceralia, el modelo se emplea actualmente para el control del mismo.

  17. O transtorno bipolar como experiência: a perspectiva dos filhos

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Compreender o transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB e suas implicações pela perspectiva dos filhos adultos de mães que receberam o diagnóstico quando eles eram crianças. Métodos Pesquisa qualitativa, por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas de questões abertas em profundidade com 21 filhos de pacientes do Ambulatório de Psiquiatria Geral de Adultos do HC/Unicamp. A técnica de tratamento de dados foi feita por meio da análise de conteúdo das entrevistas transcritas na íntegra e categorização. Resultados Os significados psicológicos atribuídos pelos filhos à experiência de ter uma mãe com TAB possibilitaram a elaboração de um esquema da infância, adolescência à vida adulta. Os achados revelam que na infância a instabilidade da mãe, característica do TAB, gera sentimentos de culpa e desamparo nos filhos, pela percepção da introspecção materna nos períodos dos episódios em contraste com os momentos de remissão, nos quais percebem envolvimento emocional e disponibilidade para a maternidade. Na adolescência, os filhos contestam as demandas de suas mães. Demonstram identificação com os sintomas maternos. Na vida adulta, há percepção de melhora na relação mãe-filho diante da abdicação das escolhas pessoais para a dedicação aos cuidados à mãe. Os achados revelam que a compreensão do TAB feita por meio da experiência dos filhos com suas mães fica apenas na racionabilidade, pois eles não conseguem manejá-la de forma efetiva e sentem-se aprisionados. Conclusões A equipe de saúde pode auxiliar os filhos desde o manejo de questões cotidianas até o diagnóstico precoce de psicopatologias ao se dedicar ao acolhimento deles quando da vinda de suas mães ao tratamento.

  18. Bipolar postpartum depression: An update and recommendations.

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    Sharma, Verinder; Doobay, Minakshi; Baczynski, Christine

    2017-09-01

    Over the past few years there has been a surge of interest in the study of bipolar postpartum depression (PPD); however, questions remain about its prevalence, screening, clinical features, and treatment. Three electronic databases, MEDLINE/PubMed (1966-2016), PsycINFO (1806-2016), and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, were searched using a combination of the keywords bipolar, depression, postpartum, peripartum, prevalence, screening, diagnosis, treatment, drugs, and psychotherapy. The reference lists of articles identified were also searched. All relevant articles published in English were included. Depending on the population studied, 21.4-54% of women with PPD have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (BD). Characteristic clinical features include younger age at illness onset, first onset of depression after childbirth, onset immediately after delivery, atypical depressive symptoms, psychotic features, mixed features, and history of BD in first-degree family members. Treatment should be guided by symptom acuity, safety concerns, the patient's response to past treatments, drug tolerability, and breastfeeding preference. In the absence of controlled treatment data, preference should be given to drugs normally indicated for bipolar depression including lithium, quetiapine and lamotrigine. Although antidepressants have been studied in combination with mood stabilizers in bipolar depression, these drugs should be avoided due to likelihood of elevated risk of induction of manic symptoms in the postpartum period. In the postpartum period, bipolar PPD is common, can be differentiated from unipolar PPD, and needs to be identified promptly in order to expedite appropriate treatment. Future studies on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy should focus on the acute and preventative treatment of bipolar PPD. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Anxiety, stress and perfectionism in bipolar disorder.

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    Corry, Justine; Green, Melissa; Roberts, Gloria; Frankland, Andrew; Wright, Adam; Lau, Phoebe; Loo, Colleen; Breakspear, Michael; Mitchell, Philip B

    2013-12-01

    Previous reports have highlighted perfectionism and related cognitive styles as a psychological risk factor for stress and anxiety symptoms as well as for the development of bipolar disorder symptoms. The anxiety disorders are highly comorbid with bipolar disorder but the mechanisms that underpin this comorbidity are yet to be determined. Measures of depressive, (hypo)manic, anxiety and stress symptoms and perfectionistic cognitive style were completed by a sample of 142 patients with bipolar disorder. Mediation models were used to explore the hypotheses that anxiety and stress symptoms would mediate relationships between perfectionistic cognitive styles, and bipolar disorder symptoms. Stress and anxiety both significantly mediated the relationship between both self-critical perfectionism and goal attainment values and bipolar depressive symptoms. Goal attainment values were not significantly related to hypomanic symptoms. Stress and anxiety symptoms did not significantly mediate the relationship between self-critical perfectionism and (hypo)manic symptoms. 1. These data are cross-sectional; hence the causality implied in the mediation models can only be inferred. 2. The clinic patients were less likely to present with (hypo)manic symptoms and therefore the reduced variability in the data may have contributed to the null findings for the mediation models with (hypo) manic symptoms. 3. Those patients who were experiencing current (hypo)manic symptoms may have answered the cognitive styles questionnaires differently than when euthymic. These findings highlight a plausible mechanism to understand the relationship between bipolar disorder and the anxiety disorders. Targeting self-critical perfectionism in the psychological treatment of bipolar disorder when there is anxiety comorbidity may result in more parsimonious treatments. © 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V.

  20. El sistema de transporte de carga en la Ciudad de México. Factores a considerar en el análisis del transporte de carga y la movilidad de mercancías

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    Floriu00E1n Rosa Martu00EDnez Perdomo

    2009-01-01

    El artículo presenta un análisis del sistema de transporte de carga en la Ciudad de México desde el punto de vista sistémico, considerando las variables económicas, políticas, técnicas, sociales que permitan comprender la problemática que actualmente enfrenta esta ciudad en la movilidad de mercancías. Es una reflexión de carácter multidisciplinario basada en el método cualitativo para explicar y comprender la situación actual del transporte de carga en México dentro del contexto de la globali...

  1. El sistema de transporte de carga en la Ciudad de México Factores a considerar en el análisis del transporte de carga y la movilidad de mercancías

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    Martínez Perdomo, Florián Rosa

    2010-01-01

    El artículo presenta un análisis del sistema de transporte de carga en la Ciudad de México desde el punto de vista sistémico, considerando las variables económicas, políticas, técnicas, sociales que permitan comprender la problemática que actualmente enfrenta esta ciudad en la movilidad de mercancías. Es una reflexión de carácter multidisciplinario basada en el método cualitativo para explicar y comprender la situación actual del transporte de carga en México dentro del contexto de la globa...

  2. Big data for bipolar disorder.

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    Monteith, Scott; Glenn, Tasha; Geddes, John; Whybrow, Peter C; Bauer, Michael

    2016-12-01

    The delivery of psychiatric care is changing with a new emphasis on integrated care, preventative measures, population health, and the biological basis of disease. Fundamental to this transformation are big data and advances in the ability to analyze these data. The impact of big data on the routine treatment of bipolar disorder today and in the near future is discussed, with examples that relate to health policy, the discovery of new associations, and the study of rare events. The primary sources of big data today are electronic medical records (EMR), claims, and registry data from providers and payers. In the near future, data created by patients from active monitoring, passive monitoring of Internet and smartphone activities, and from sensors may be integrated with the EMR. Diverse data sources from outside of medicine, such as government financial data, will be linked for research. Over the long term, genetic and imaging data will be integrated with the EMR, and there will be more emphasis on predictive models. Many technical challenges remain when analyzing big data that relates to size, heterogeneity, complexity, and unstructured text data in the EMR. Human judgement and subject matter expertise are critical parts of big data analysis, and the active participation of psychiatrists is needed throughout the analytical process.

  3. Bipolar pulse generator for intense pulsed ion beam accelerator

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    Ito, H.; Igawa, K.; Kitamura, I.; Masugata, K.

    2007-01-01

    A new type of pulsed ion beam accelerator named ''bipolar pulse accelerator'' (BPA) has been proposed in order to improve the purity of intense pulsed ion beams. To confirm the principle of the BPA, we developed a bipolar pulse generator for the bipolar pulse experiment, which consists of a Marx generator and a pulse forming line (PFL) with a rail gap switch on its end. In this article, we report the first experimental result of the bipolar pulse and evaluate the electrical characteristics of the bipolar pulse generator. When the bipolar pulse generator was operated at 70% of the full charge condition of the PFL, the bipolar pulse with the first (-138 kV, 72 ns) and the second pulse (+130 kV, 70 ns) was successfully obtained. The evaluation of the electrical characteristics indicates that the developed generator can produce the bipolar pulse with fast rise time and sharp reversing time

  4. Application of Bipolar Fuzzy Sets in Graph Structures

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    Muhammad Akram

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A graph structure is a useful tool in solving the combinatorial problems in different areas of computer science and computational intelligence systems. In this paper, we apply the concept of bipolar fuzzy sets to graph structures. We introduce certain notions, including bipolar fuzzy graph structure (BFGS, strong bipolar fuzzy graph structure, bipolar fuzzy Ni-cycle, bipolar fuzzy Ni-tree, bipolar fuzzy Ni-cut vertex, and bipolar fuzzy Ni-bridge, and illustrate these notions by several examples. We study ϕ-complement, self-complement, strong self-complement, and totally strong self-complement in bipolar fuzzy graph structures, and we investigate some of their interesting properties.

  5. Cardiovascular risk factors in outpatients with bipolar disorder

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    Klumpers, U.M.H.; Boom, K.; Janssen, F.M.G.; Tulen, J.H.M.; Loonen, Anton J. M.

    2004-01-01

    Background: The mortality due to cardiovascular diseases in bipolar patients is much higher than in the general population. It is unclear whether lithium treatment contributes to this cardiovascular morbidity. Methods: The cardiovascular risk factors in outpatients with bipolar disorder on

  6. Cytokines in bipolar disorder vs. healthy control subjects

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    Munkholm, Klaus; Braüner, Julie Vestergaard; Kessing, Lars Vedel

    2013-01-01

    Bipolar disorder may be associated with peripheral immune system dysfunction; however, results in individual studies are conflicting. Our aim was to systematically review evidence of peripheral cytokine alterations in bipolar disorder integrating findings from various affective states....

  7. Assessment of subjective and objective cognitive function in bipolar disorder

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    Demant, Kirsa M; Vinberg, Maj; Kessing, Lars V

    2015-01-01

    Cognitive dysfunction is prevalent in bipolar disorder (BD). However, the evidence regarding the association between subjective cognitive complaints, objective cognitive performance and psychosocial function is sparse and inconsistent. Seventy seven patients with bipolar disorder who presented...

  8. Smartphone-based objective monitoring in bipolar disorder

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    Faurholt-Jepsen, Maria; Bauer, Michael; Kessing, Lars Vedel

    2018-01-01

    , anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been developed and used. The present paper presents the status and findings from studies using automatically generated objective smartphone data in the monitoring of bipolar disorder, and addresses considerations...

  9. Immune activation by casein dietary antigens in bipolar disorder

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    Severance, E.G.; Dupont, D.; Dickerson, F.B.; Stallings, C.R.; Origoni, A.E.; Krivogorsky, B.; Yang, S.; Haasnoot, W.; Yolken, R.H.

    2010-01-01

    Objectives: Inflammation and other immune processes are increasingly linked to psychiatric diseases. Antigenic triggers specific to bipolar disorder are not yet defined. We tested whether antibodies to bovine milk caseins were associated with bipolar disorder, and whether patients recognized

  10. Bipolar disorder: an update | Outhoff | South African Family Practice

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    Bipolar disorder, characterised by alternating discrete episodes of (hypo)mania and depression, provides unique diagnostic and treatment challenges. Updated diagnostic (DSM-5) and current pharmacological treatment recommendations are briefly reviewed here. Keywords: bipolar disorder; diagnosis; evidence-based ...

  11. Estudo e aplicação de transporte colaborativo para cargas de grande volume

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    Rui Carlos Botter

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetiva realizar um estudo de "Transporte Colaborativo" para grandes volumes, especificamente para conjugação de cargas no transporte rodoviário. A proposta é desenvolver uma metodologia capaz de conciliar e flexibilizar as restrições impostas pelas janelas de tempo, de modo a interferir nos níveis hierárquicos de decisão, minimizando gastos em fretes e consolidando os conceitos de transporte colaborativo em uma aplicação real. No nível estratégico: contribuir no planejamento dos locais de armazenagem; no nível tático: determinar o momento e origem da retirada; e no nível operacional: tratar especificamente a execução da conjugação das cargas. A aplicação ocorre suportada por um banco de dados com 411.852 registros, utilizando modelagem matemática para um caso no agronegócio brasileiro. Os resultados obtidos são muito satisfatórios e projetarão redução no frete rodoviário da ordem de R$ 12,7 milhões por ano, na base de dados coletada, se a metodologia aqui proposta for implantada em sua plenitude.This research proposes to carry out a study of Collaboration Transportation of large volumes, especially for conjugation of cargoes in the trucking transportation. This work presents a capable methodology to reconcile the needs of the transport with the imposed time windows restraints, coming to help in those restraints to interfere in hierarchy the decision levels. The interface in the strategic level is to contribute in the planning time of storage; the tactical planning level is to determination of the time windows and origin; the operational level is the specific operation from the conjugation of the shipments. The available primary database for the application to this case possesses 411.852 that support the application study in using a mathematical model. The results obtained were very satisfactory. Those results project a freight reduction about R$ 12,7 million per year, in the database available, if

  12. Herramienta para la evaluación del riesgo de robo en el autotransporte de carga

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    Elizabeth De la Torre

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En México el robo se ha convertido en uno de los riesgos más importantes para la eficiencia y la competitividad de las cadenas de suministro. Esta propuesta busca identificar las variables que influyen sobre el riesgo de robo en el autotransporte como paso previo de una metodología para evaluar cuantitativamente la influencia de las variables identificadas y crear una aplicación que permita evaluar el riesgo de robo, apoyando así a la toma de decisiones en la creación de esquemas de seguridad. Metodología: El proceso para identificar estas variables de riesgo fue el análisis estadístico de la información disponible de robos de carga mediante el método de Análisis de Componentes Principales, determinando un primer conjunto de variables de interés para el diseño de una encuesta que se aplicó a expertos en seguridad de la cadena de suministro empleando la metodología Delphi y estableciendo ponderaciones a través del Proceso de Jerarquización Analítica. Resultados: Con la metodología propuesta se obtuvieron los factores más relevantes en el riesgo de robo en el autotransporte y se construyó una función para obtener un índice del riesgo. La función propuesta se programó en una aplicación computacional que facilita el cálculo del indicador propuesto con información de pares origen-destino determinados. Los resultados de la metodología permitirán confirmar las variables usadas o identificar nuevas variables considerando las cuantificaciones de su influencia en el riesgo. Discusión y Conclusión: Obtener información confiable sobre robos de carga es muy difícil, por lo sensible del tema y la inexactitud de los datos publicados. Estas imprecisiones y las percepciones subjetivas asociadas se atenúan con esta metodología basada en opiniones de expertos y en las técnicas cuantitativas referidas para integrar el índice de riesgo propuesto. Este índice permite dimensionar y comparar estrategias de

  13. Nickel hydrogen bipolar battery electrode design

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    Puglisi, V. J.; Russell, P.; Verrier, D.; Hall, A.

    1985-01-01

    The preferred approach of the NASA development effort in nickel hydrogen battery design utilizes a bipolar plate stacking arrangement to obtain the required voltage-capacity configuration. In a bipolar stack, component designs must take into account not only the typical design considerations such as voltage, capacity and gas management, but also conductivity to the bipolar (i.e., intercell) plate. The nickel and hydrogen electrode development specifically relevant to bipolar cell operation is discussed. Nickel oxide electrodes, having variable type grids and in thicknesses up to .085 inch are being fabricated and characterized to provide a data base. A selection will be made based upon a system level tradeoff. Negative (hydrpogen) electrodes are being screened to select a high performance electrode which can function as a bipolar electrode. Present nickel hydrogen negative electrodes are not capable of conducting current through their cross-section. An electrode was tested which exhibits low charge and discharge polarization voltages and at the same time is conductive. Test data is presented.

  14. Comorbid medical illness in bipolar disorder.

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    Forty, Liz; Ulanova, Anna; Jones, Lisa; Jones, Ian; Gordon-Smith, Katherine; Fraser, Christine; Farmer, Anne; McGuffin, Peter; Lewis, Cathryn M; Hosang, Georgina M; Rivera, Margarita; Craddock, Nick

    2014-12-01

    Individuals with a mental health disorder appear to be at increased risk of medical illness. To examine rates of medical illnesses in patients with bipolar disorder (n = 1720) and to examine the clinical course of the bipolar illness according to lifetime medical illness burden. Participants recruited within the UK were asked about the lifetime occurrence of 20 medical illnesses, interviewed using the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) and diagnosed according to DSM-IV criteria. We found significantly increased rates of several medical illnesses in our bipolar sample. A high medical illness burden was associated with a history of anxiety disorder, rapid cycling mood episodes, suicide attempts and mood episodes with a typically acute onset. Bipolar disorder is associated with high rates of medical illness. This comorbidity needs to be taken into account by services in order to improve outcomes for patients with bipolar disorder and also in research investigating the aetiology of affective disorder where shared biological pathways may play a role. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

  15. Bipolar magnetic semiconductor in silicene nanoribbons

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    Farghadan, Rouhollah

    2017-01-01

    Highlights: • A new electronic phase for silicene nanoribbon in the presence of electric and magnetic fields. • Bipolar magnetic semiconductor with controllable spin-flip and spin-conserved gaps in silicene. • Robust bipolar magnetic semiconductor features in a rough silicene. • Perfect and reversible spin polarization in silicene nanoribbon junctions. - Abstract: A theoretical study was presented on generation of spin polarization in silicene nanoribbons using the single-band tight-binding approximation and the non-equilibrium Green’s function formalism. We focused on the effect of electric and exchange magnetic fields on the spin-filter capabilities of zigzag-edge silicene nanoribbons in the presence of the intrinsic spin-orbit interaction. The results show that a robust bipolar magnetic semiconductor with controllable spin-flip and spin-conserved gaps can be obtained when exchange magnetic and electric field strengths are both larger than the intrinsic spin-orbit interaction. Therefore, zigzag silicene nanoribbons could act as bipolar and perfect spin filter devices with a large spin-polarized current and a reversible spin polarization in the vicinity of the Fermi energy. We also investigated the effect of edge roughness and found that the bipolar magnetic semiconductor features are robust against edge disorder in silicene nanoribbon junctions. These results may be useful in multifunctional spin devices based on silicene nanoribbons.

  16. [Drug Abuse Comorbidity in Bipolar Disorder].

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    Ortiz, Óscar Medina

    2012-06-01

    Drug use among patients with bipolar disorder is greater than the one observed in the general population; psychotic episodes are likely to occur after consumption. This has implications in the prevention, etiology, management, and treatment of the disease. Bipolar disorder pathology is likely to have positive response to pharmacological treatment. Therefore, identifying the strategies with better results to be applied in these patients is fundamental for psychiatrists and primary care physicians. Review literature in order to determine the prevalence and characteristics of drug abuse in patients with bipolar disorder and establish the pharmacological strategies that have produced better results. Literature review. A great variety of studies demonstrate the relationship between bipolar disorder and drug use disorder. These patients are hospitalized more frequently, have an earlier onset of the disease, and present a larger number of depressive episodes and suicide attempts which affect the course of the disease. The drug with better results in the treatment of these patients is Divalproate. Satisfactory results have been also obtained with other mood stabilizers such as carbamazepine, lamotrigine, and the antipsychotic aripiprazole. Substance abuse is present in a large number of patients with bipolar disorder. The Divalproate is the drug that has shown better results in the studies. Copyright © 2012 Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría. Publicado por Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  17. Family History in Patients with Bipolar Disorder.

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    Özdemir, Osman; Coşkun, Salih; Aktan Mutlu, Elif; Özdemir, Pınar Güzel; Atli, Abdullah; Yilmaz, Ekrem; Keskin, Sıddık

    2016-09-01

    In this study, we aimed to better understand the genetic transmission of bipolar disorder by examining the family history of patients. Sixty-three patients with bipolar disorder and their families were included. The final sample comprised 156 bipolar patients and their family members. An inclusion criterion was the presence of bipolar disorder history in the family. The diagnosis of other family members was confirmed by analyzing their files, hospital records, and by calling them to the hospital. Sixty-five patients were women (41.6%) and 91 were men (58.3%) (ratio of men/women: 1.40). When analyzing the results in terms of the transition of disease from the mother's or father's side, similar results were obtained: 25 patients were from the mother's side and 25 patients were from the father's side in 63 cases. The results of our study support the fact that a significant relationship exists between the degree of kinship and the heritability of bipolar disorder and, furthermore, that the effect of the maternal and paternal sides is similar on the transmission of genetic susceptibility.

  18. Bipolar magnetic semiconductor in silicene nanoribbons

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    Farghadan, Rouhollah, E-mail: rfarghadan@kashanu.ac.ir

    2017-08-01

    Highlights: • A new electronic phase for silicene nanoribbon in the presence of electric and magnetic fields. • Bipolar magnetic semiconductor with controllable spin-flip and spin-conserved gaps in silicene. • Robust bipolar magnetic semiconductor features in a rough silicene. • Perfect and reversible spin polarization in silicene nanoribbon junctions. - Abstract: A theoretical study was presented on generation of spin polarization in silicene nanoribbons using the single-band tight-binding approximation and the non-equilibrium Green’s function formalism. We focused on the effect of electric and exchange magnetic fields on the spin-filter capabilities of zigzag-edge silicene nanoribbons in the presence of the intrinsic spin-orbit interaction. The results show that a robust bipolar magnetic semiconductor with controllable spin-flip and spin-conserved gaps can be obtained when exchange magnetic and electric field strengths are both larger than the intrinsic spin-orbit interaction. Therefore, zigzag silicene nanoribbons could act as bipolar and perfect spin filter devices with a large spin-polarized current and a reversible spin polarization in the vicinity of the Fermi energy. We also investigated the effect of edge roughness and found that the bipolar magnetic semiconductor features are robust against edge disorder in silicene nanoribbon junctions. These results may be useful in multifunctional spin devices based on silicene nanoribbons.

  19. Funciones de costos internos y externos en un modelo estratégico de transporte de carga

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    Luis Gabriel Márquez Díaz

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Se revisan las funciones de costos internos y externos,con fines de modelación estratégica del transportede carga. Se estudian el costo interno del tiempo, elcosto interno de operación y cinco componentes delcosto externo: costo externo de la congestión, costoexterno de los accidentes, costos de la polución delaire, costo del cambio climático y costo externo dela infraestructura; a partir de estos se deriva la funciónde costo marginal total. Se encuentra que es posibleestimar de forma empírica los parámetros de lasfunciones aplicables al transporte de cargainterregional en Colombia en los modos de transportecarretero, ferroviario y fluvial, y con ellos estudiarlos costos marginales sobre una red estratégica detransporte de carga.

  20. Diagnóstico de averías de un cambiador de tomas en carga mediante redes neuronales

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    2010-01-01

    Un cambiador de tomas en carga por sus siglas en español CTC u OLTC por sus siglas en inglés (“On-Load Tap Changer”) es la única parte con movimiento en un transformador. Su Misión es realizar la operación de cambio de una toma a otra del devanado de regulación, modificando el número de espiras en uno de los devanados, en respuesta a un cambio de tensión en la red debido a variaciones en la carga. De acuerdo a una encuesta internacional realizada por el CIGRE el 40% de los fallos del transfor...

  1. Teoría de la carga cognitiva, diseño multimedia y aprendizaje: un estado del arte

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    Luis Alejandro Andrade-Lotero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo de revisión se presenta un resumen de la Teoría de la Carga Cognitiva y la Teoría Cognitiva del Aprendizaje Multimedia. Se dan algunos ejemplos de investigaciones empíricas y se reflexiona acerca del valor explicativo de estas teorías del aprendizaje. Se exponen diez principios para el diseño de material instruccional. No obstante, otras investigaciones han encontrado limitaciones en el uso y práctica de estas teorías. Se refieren principalmente a la medición de la carga cognitiva, a la experiencia, al conocimiento previo de los aprendices y a la motivación y aspectos afectivos que intervienen en el proceso de aprendizaje.

  2. The Dutch Bipolar Offspring Study: 12-Year Follow-Up

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    Mesman, Esther; Nolen, Willem A.; Reichart, Catrien G.; Wals, Marjolein; Hillegers, Manon N. J.

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    Objective: Offspring of bipolar parents have a genetically increased risk of developing mood disorders. In a longitudinal study, the authors followed a bipolar offspring cohort from adolescence into adulthood to determine the onset, prevalence, and early course of mood disorders and other psychopathology. Method: The Dutch bipolar offspring cohort is a fixed cohort initiated in 1997 (N=140; age range at baseline, 12-21 years). Bipolar offspring were psychiatrically evaluated at baseline and a...

  3. Rumination in bipolar disorder: evidence for an unquiet mind

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    Ghaznavi, Sharmin; Deckersbach, Thilo

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Depression in bipolar disorder has long been thought to be a state characterized by mental inactivity. However, recent research demonstrates that patients with bipolar disorder engage in rumination, a form of self-focused repetitive cognitive activity, in depressed as well as in manic states. While rumination has long been associated with depressed states in major depressive disorder, the finding that patients with bipolar disorder ruminate in manic states is unique to bipolar disord...

  4. Risk factors for suicide among children and youths with bipolar spectrum and early bipolar disorder.

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    Rajewska-Rager, Aleksandra; Sibilski, Piotr; Lepczyńska, Natalia

    2015-01-01

    In recent years much attention has been given to determine risk factors for suicide among adults with bipolar disorder. Such studies concerning children and youths, which would also take into account the specificity of the developmental age, are still too few. The ability to identify risk factors for children and youths with mood disorders, as well as the possibility to monitor them, is an essential element in preventing suicidal behaviours. Previous studies have clearly indicated that in the group of patients with an early onset of the bipolar disorder the occurrence of suicidal thoughts and intentions were significantly increased. Identifying the risk of suicide is hindered further by the complexity of the phenomenon, which is a compound interaction of various factors: biological, environmental, sociological, psychological and clinical. This is especially true with young adults suffering from mental illness and presenting a number of other psychopathological symptoms. The following paper introduces and reviews the results of current studies, which analysed the risk factors for suicide among children and youths with bipolar spectrum or already diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For this purpose we conducted the overview of recent years literature available in PubMed/MEDLINE database, including the following search criteria: early onset bipolar disorder, bipolar disorder in children and young people, the spectrum of bipolar disorder, and suicidal ideation, suicidal intent, suicide.

  5. Carga de trabalho de enfermagem em transplante de células-tronco hematopoiéticas: estudo de coorte

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    Juliana Bastoni da Silva

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Mensurar a carga de trabalho de enfermagem requerida por pacientes submetidos ao transplante de células-tronco hematopoiéticas (TCTH, autólogo e alogênico e analisar as atividades do Nursing Activities Score (NAS executadas pela equipe de enfermagem durante a internação para o TCTH. Método Coorte prospectiva realizada de janeiro/2013 a abril/2014 com 62 pacientes internados na unidade de TCTH de um hospital universitário de Campinas/SP, Brasil. Mediu-se a carga de trabalho por meio do NAS e analisaram-se os dados utilizando os testes Qui-quadrado ou Exato de Fisher, Mann-Whitney e o coeficiente de correlação de Spearman; considerou-se nível de significância de 5%. Resultados A média da carga de trabalho de enfermagem foi de 67,3% (DP 8,2 em pacientes de TCTH autólogo e de 72,4% (DP 13,0 no TCTH alogênico (p=0,1380. O item Monitorização e controles apontou, em mais de 50% das observações, que os pacientes demandaram intensificação deste cuidado, exigindo duas horas ou mais em algum turno de trabalho por motivos de segurança, gravidade ou terapia. Conclusão A carga de trabalho de enfermagem e os itens do NAS mais pontuados refletem a magnitude, complexidade e especificidade dos cuidados demandados pelos pacientes submetidos ao TCTH.

  6. OS SENTIDOS DA MASCULINIDADE NAS RELAÇÕES DE GÊNERO E A VIOLÊNCIA AFETIVO-CONJUGAL (THE SENSES OF THE MANLINESS IN THE RELATIONSHIPS OF GENDER AND THE AFFECTIONATE-MATRIMONIAL VIOLENCE

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    Sandra Maria Pinheiro de Freitas Coelho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O presente estudo busca refletir sobre as relações violentas cronificadas no âmbito afetivo/ conjugal a partir da construção da masculinidade, no contexto das relações de gênero, tendo por referência falas de homens pertencentes às camadas populares. Para este artigo elegemos a fala de um sujeito, analisada a partir de dados colhidos em entrevista semi-estruturada. O estudo apontou que as práticas heterossexuais violentas constroem-se a partir de significados atribuídos à masculinidade e à feminilidade que apresentam ambigüidades, tais como, afetividade, carinho, sedução, poder, raiva, virilidade, irracionalidade, racionalidade, entre outros sentimentos. Abstract: The present study it searchs to reflect about violent relationships in cronical situation inside affective environment from the construction of the masculinity, inside gender relations, having for reference as speak of pertaining men to the popular layers. For this article we choose says it of a citizen, analyzed from data harvested in half-structuralized interview. The study it pointed that the practical violent heterosexuals construct themselves from meanings attributed to the masculinity and the femininity that present ambiguities, such as, affectivity, affection, seduction, power, anger, virility, irrationality, rationality, among others feelings.

  7. On Bipolar Valued Fuzzy k-Ideals in Hermirings

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    Mahmood, T.; Ejaz, A.

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we discuss some results associated with bipolar valued fuzzy k -ideals of hermirings. We also define bipolar valued fuzzy k-intrinsic product and characterize k-hemiregular hermirings by using their bipolar valued fuzzy k -ideals. (author)

  8. Dose enhancement effects of X ray radiation in bipolar transistors

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    Chen Panxun

    1997-01-01

    The author has presented behaviour degradation and dose enhancement effects of bipolar transistors in X ray irradiation environment. The relative dose enhancement factors of X ray radiation were measured in bipolar transistors by the experiment methods. The mechanism of bipolar device dose enhancement was investigated

  9. Family Functioning and the Course of Adolescent Bipolar Disorder

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    Sullivan, Aimee E.; Judd, Charles M.; Axelson, David A.; Miklowitz, David J.

    2012-01-01

    The symptoms of bipolar disorder affect and are affected by the functioning of family environments. Little is known, however, about the stability of family functioning among youth with bipolar disorder as they cycle in and out of mood episodes. This study examined family functioning and its relationship to symptoms of adolescent bipolar disorder,…

  10. DIGESTIÓN ANAEROBIA DE LACTOSUERO: EFECTO DE ALTAS CARGAS PUNTUALES ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF WHEY: EFFECT OF HIGH POINT LOADS

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    Ricardo Adolfo Parra Huertas

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La tecnología de tratamiento anaeróbico se ha desarrollado para el tratamiento de aguas residuales principalmente de origen alimentario. El trabajo tuvo como objetivo determinar el comportamiento del sistema de depuración anaerobio cuando se incorporaban altas cargas puntuales de lactosuero. Se utilizó lactosuero ácido el cual alimentaba un sistema de dos etapas, biofiltro anaerobio y reactor UASB. Se manejaron 3 cargas constantes de 5,200 mg DQO/L.día, 7,800 mg DQO/L.día y 10.500 mg DQO/L.día; en cada carga se aplicaron 3 cargas puntuales de lactosuero ácido: 5,700 mg DQO/L.día, 26,300 mg DQO/L.día y 34.200 mg DQO/L.día, cada una con una duración de 24 horas. El tiempo de retención hidráulico del sistema fue 2,9 días; el valor del pH para la influente de las cargas puntuales y constantes fue de 7,0 previamente añadiéndose bicarbonato de sodio, para la efluente, el pH en las cargas constantes fue 7,6 y 7,7 para las cargas puntuales. La temperatura de operación se mantuvo en un intervalo de 15-20 °C. En las cargas constantes (CC la eliminación de DQO fue 57% y en las cargas puntuales (CP 82%. En azúcares la eficiencia fue 99% en las CC y CP. En proteína la eliminación fue 64% para las CC y CP 89%. Los ácidos grasos volátiles en las CC tuvieron una concentración de 403 mg/L en el influente y en efluente una concentración de 3.156 mg/L, en las CP la influente presentó concentración de 572 mg/L y para el efluente 4.492 mg/L. El sistema de dos etapas soportó las cargas puntuales hasta 6,5 veces la carga constante sin disminuir sus eficiencias, por el contrario las eficiencias en las variable respuesta estuvieron por encima de las cargas orgánicas constantes, observándose que el sistema propuesto es una buena opción para el tratamiento de agua residual con lactosuero pudiendo soportar descargas de lactosuero puro, por lo que puede ser recomendado a los productores de queso.Anaerobic treatment technology was developed

  11. Análise da carga de trabalho de analistas de sistemas e dos distúrbios osteomusculares

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    Bruno Maia de Guimarães

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: O objetivo desta pesquisa foi realizar avaliação das condições ergonômicas de analistas de sistemas, com a finalidade de conhecer os fatores geradores de sobrecargas físicas e cognitivas, suas repercussões sobre os trabalhadores e propor melhorias para a diminuição dessas sobrecargas. METODOLOGIA: Foram utilizados o método SHTM (sistema homem-tarefa-máquina de avaliação ergonômica; o diagrama de Corlett, para a avaliação do desconforto corporal; o questionário de avaliação do mobiliário; e o NASA-TLX, para a avaliação de carga mental de trabalho. RESULTADOS: Foram encontradas as prevalências de dor na coluna lombar (71% e na coluna cervical (64% dos entrevistados. Após a avaliação da carga mental de trabalho, foi observado que a demanda mental foi a mais exigida entre os analistas de sistemas e a média da carga global foi de 13,23. CONCLUSÃO: Pode-se concluir que a alta prevalência de dor musculoesquelética pode ser causada pela presença de mobiliário inadequado, pela adoção de posturas incorretas e pela alta exigência mental das atividades desenvolvidas.

  12. BALANCEO DE CARGA EN REDES DE CONMUTACIÓN DE ETIQUETAS CON RSLB Y TLSB

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    Luis Alejandro Beltrán Castañeda

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    Full Text Available Un aspecto importante en el estudio y la investigación actual a nivel de redes de comunicaciones, es el relacionado con la Ingeniería de Tráfico (TE, ya que posibilita la optimización en el uso de los recursos y mejora la operabilidad de la red. Un tema considerado por la TE dada su importancia y aplicabilidad es el Balanceo de carga, el cual utiliza rutas paralelas existentes entre nodos de ingreso y egreso para distribuir los flujos de información transmitidos en la red, lo que contribuye a la disminución de la congestión a través del ruteo y control de tráfico de acuerdo a los recursos existentes en los entornos backbone. Este artículo presenta los resultados encontrados al integrar los algoritmos de balanceo TSLB y RSLB en una red MPLS incluyendo TE a nivel de rendimiento y funcionalidad.

  13. PERDIDA DE CARGA EN CONDUCTOS DE HIERRO GALVANIZADO CONDUCIENDO AGUA RESIDUAL DE INSTALACIONES DE GALLINAS PONEDORAS

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    JOSÉ ANTONIO RODRIGUES DE SOUZA

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    Full Text Available Las operaciones relacionadas con la producción de aves de corral pueden generar efluentes procedentes de fuentes distintas, incluida la escorrentía originada en las jaulas, alimentación y abastecimiento de agua de las aves y de las instalaciones de almacenamiento y manejo de residuos. En todo proyecto de explotación de aves de corral, se debe tener en cuenta el manejo de residuos y aguas residuales, las cuales pueden ser conducidas en tuberías de hierro galvanizado. El objetivo de este trabajo, fue el ajustar ecuaciones para estimar la perdida de carga continua en conductos de hierro galvanizado en los diámetros comerciales, variando de 50 a 150 mm, operando con agua residual de gallinas ponedoras en diferentes concentraciones de sólidos totales. Los resultados indicaron que las metodologías de Duffy & Titchener y HazenWilliams modificadas presentaron ajustes cuyo coeficiente de determinación fue superior a 0,95, por lo que es considerado apropiado para el dimensionamiento de proyectos hidráulicos.

  14. Ion transport Modeling in a Bipolar Membrane

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    Kim, Jung Soo; Park, Kwang Heon; Kim, Kwang Wook

    2010-01-01

    The COL(Carbonate-based Oxidative Leaching) process is an environmentally-friendly technique for collecting only uranium from spent fuel with oxidation leaching/ precipitation of carbonate solution. The bipolar membrane used for the electrolyte circulation of the salt used in the COL process is a special form of ion exchange membrane which combines CEM(cation exchange membrane) and AEM(anion exchange membrane). After arranging positive ion exchange layer toward negative terminal and positive ion exchange layer toward positive terminal, then supply electricity, water molecules are decomposed into protons and hydroxyl ions by a strong electric field in the transition region inside bipolar membrane.1) In this study, a theoretical approach to increase the efficiency of Na + and NO3 - ion collecting device using bipolar membrane was taken and simulating using the COMSOL program was tried. The details of results are also discussed

  15. Neuronal migration, apoptosis and bipolar disorder.

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    Uribe, Ezequiel; Wix, Richard

    2012-01-01

    Bipolar disorder, like the majority of psychiatric disorders, is considered a neurodevelopment disease of neurodevelopment. There is an increased rate of neuronal birth and death during this development period. In the particular case of the processes that determine neuronal death, it is known that those neurons that establish connections have to be removed from the central nervous system. There is a deficit of GABAergic interneurons in the cerebral cortex in bipolar disorder, accompanied by overexpression of proapoptic genes. There is also an alteration in the expression of molecules that mediate in the migration of these neurons and their inclusion in functional synapsis during the foetal stage. The role of these molecules in the neuronal death pathways by apoptosis will be reviewed here in an attempt to establish biological hypotheses of the genesis of bipolar disorder. Copyright © 2011 SEP y SEPB. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  16. Concurrent hypokalemic periodic paralysis and bipolar disorder

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    Chia-Lin Lin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Primary periodic paralysis is a rare autosomal dominant disorder of ion-channel dysfunction, manifested by episodic flaccid paresis secondary to abnormal sarcolemma excitability. Membrane destabilization involving Na, K-ATPase has been hypothesized to be a biological etiology of the bipolar disorder (BD and the mechanisms underlying lithium therapy have been linked to it. To date, there has been only one reported case of BD comorbid with periodic paralysis. Herein, we reported another case of concurrent bipolar mania and hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP, one special form of periodic paralysis. Consistent with the previous case, our patient responded well to lithium treatment for both bipolar mania and HPP. This might provide some support to the hypothesis that the therapeutic effects of lithium in both BD and HPP could be due to the correction of the underlying common pathophysiology.

  17. Fenomenologia do tempo vivido no transtorno bipolar

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    Virginia Moreira

    Full Text Available Com base na tradição da psicopatologia fenomenológica, este artigo se propõe a contribuir para a compreensão do mundo vivido do paciente bipolar, marcado por uma forte alteração do tempo vivido. Realizamos uma descrição deste tempo vivido significado de forma diferente nas oscilações de humor chamadas de fase maníaca e fase melancólica. Pensado a partir da temporalidade, na fase melancólica, o bipolar parece parar no tempo, não se lança em um devir. Na fase maníaca, o sujeito vive demasiadamente um agora como se tivesse explodido sua biografia. Concluímos que estas fases, ou dois pólos opostos no funcionamento temporal patológico do sofrimento bipolar, constituem fundamentalmente um mesmo mundo vivido.

  18. Genetic structure of personality factors and bipolar disorder in families segregating bipolar disorder.

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    Hare, Elizabeth; Contreras, Javier; Raventos, Henriette; Flores, Deborah; Jerez, Alvaro; Nicolini, Humberto; Ontiveros, Alfonso; Almasy, Laura; Escamilla, Michael

    2012-02-01

    Bipolar disorder (BPD) has been associated with variations in personality dimensions, but the nature of this relationship has been unclear. In this study, the heritabilities of BPD and the Big Five personality factors and the genetic correlations between BPD and personality factors are reported. The participants in this study were 1073 individuals from 172 families of Mexican or Central American ancestry. Heritabilities and genetic correlations were calculated under a polygenic model using the maximum-likelihood method of obtaining variance components implemented in the SOLAR software package. Heritabilities of 0.49, 0.43, and 0.43 were found for the narrowest phenotype (schizoaffective bipolar and bipolar I), the intermediate phenotype (schizoaffective bipolar, bipolar I, and bipolar II), and the broadest phenotype (schizoaffective bipolar, bipolar I, bipolar II, and recurrent depression), respectively. For the Big Five personality factors, heritabilities were 0.25 for agreeableness, 0.24 for conscientiousness, 0.24 for extraversion, 0.23 for neuroticism, and 0.32 for openness to experience. For the narrowest phenotype, a significant negative correlation (-0.32) with extraversion was found. For the broadest phenotype, negative correlations were found for agreeableness (-0.35), conscientiousness (-0.39), and extraversion (-0.44). A positive correlation (0.37) was found with neuroticism. It is not possible to determine whether aspects of personality are factors in the development of bipolar disorder or vice versa. The short form of the NEO does not provide the ability to examine in detail which facets of extraversion are most closely related to bipolar disorder or to compare our results with studies that have used the long version of the scale. This study establishes a partial genetic basis for the Big Five personality factors in this set of families, while the environmental variances demonstrate that non-genetic factors are also important in their influence on

  19. Nanosecond bipolar pulse generators for bioelectrics.

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    Xiao, Shu; Zhou, Chunrong; Yang, Enbo; Rajulapati, Sambasiva R

    2018-04-26

    Biological effects caused by a nanosecond pulse, such as cell membrane permeabilization, peripheral nerve excitation and cell blebbing, can be reduced or cancelled by applying another pulse of reversed polarity. Depending on the degree of cancellation, the pulse interval of these two pulses can be as long as dozens of microseconds. The cancellation effect diminishes as the pulse duration increases. To study the cancellation effect and potentially utilize it in electrotherapy, nanosecond bipolar pulse generators must be made available. An overview of the generators is given in this paper. A pulse forming line (PFL) that is matched at one end and shorted at the other end allows a bipolar pulse to be produced, but no delay can be inserted between the phases. Another generator employs a combination of a resistor, an inductor and a capacitor to form an RLC resonant circuit so that a bipolar pulse with a decaying magnitude can be generated. A third generator is a converter, which converts an existing unipolar pulse to a bipolar pulse. This is done by inserting an inductor in a transmission line. The first phase of the bipolar pulse is provided by the unipolar pulse's rising phase. The second phase is formed during the fall time of the unipolar pulse, when the inductor, which was previously charged during the flat part of the unipolar pulse, discharges its current to the load. The fourth type of generator uses multiple MOSFET switches stacked to turn on a pre-charged, bipolar RC network. This approach is the most flexible in that it can generate multiphasic pulses that have different amplitudes, delays, and durations. However, it may not be suitable for producing short nanosecond pulses (<100 ns), whereas the PFL approach and the RLC approach with gas switches are used for this range. Thus, each generator has its own advantages and applicable range. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Three times more days depressed than manic or hypomanic in both bipolar I and bipolar II disorder

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    Kupka, Ralph W.; Altshuler, Lori L.; Nolen, Willem A.; Suppes, Trisha; Luckenbaugh, David A.; Leverich, Gabriele S.; Frye, Mark A.; Keck, Paul E.; McElroy, Susan L.; Grunze, Heinz; Post, Robert M.

    Objectives: To assess the proportion of time spent in mania, depression and euthymia in a large cohort of bipolar subjects studied longitudinally, and to investigate depression/mania ratios in patients with bipolar I versus bipolar II disorder. Methods: Clinician-adjusted self-ratings of mood were

  1. Alcoholism and anxiety in bipolar illness : Differential lifetime anxiety comorbidity in bipolar I women with and without alcoholism

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    Levander, Eric; Frye, Mark A.; McElroy, Susan; Suppes, Trisha; Grunze, Heinz; Nolen, Willem A.; Kupka, Ralph; Keck, Paul E.; Leverich, Gabriele S.; Altshuler, Lori L.; Hwang, Sun; Mintz, Jim; Post, Robert M.

    Introduction: This study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence rate of anxiety comorbidity in bipolar subjects with and without alcohol use disorders (AUD). Methods: Bipolar men and women who entered the Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network (SFBN) underwent a Structured Clinical Interview for

  2. Prediction of transition from common adolescent bipolar experiences to bipolar disorder: 10-year study.

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    Tijssen, Marijn J A; van Os, Jim; Wittchen, Hans-Ulrich; Lieb, Roselind; Beesdo, Katja; Mengelers, Ron; Wichers, Marieke

    2010-02-01

    Although (hypo)manic symptoms are common in adolescence, transition to adult bipolar disorder is infrequent. To examine whether the risk of transition to bipolar disorder is conditional on the extent of persistence of subthreshold affective phenotypes. In a 10-year prospective community cohort study of 3021 adolescents and young adults, the association between persistence of affective symptoms over 3 years and the 10-year clinical outcomes of incident DSM-IV (hypo)manic episodes and incident use of mental healthcare was assessed. Transition to clinical outcome was associated with persistence of symptoms in a dose-dependent manner. Around 30-40% of clinical outcomes could be traced to prior persistence of affective symptoms. In a substantial proportion of individuals, onset of clinical bipolar disorder may be seen as the poor outcome of a developmentally common and usually transitory non-clinical bipolar phenotype.

  3. BIPOLAR DISORDER AND METABOLIC SYNDROME: COMORBIDITY OR SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT OF BIPOLAR DISORDER

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    Babić, Dragan; Maslov, Boris; Nikolić, Katica; Martinac, Marko; Uzun, Suzana; Kozumplik, Oliver

    2010-01-01

    Objective: There is evidence that people with mental disorders are more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome. In the last decades there has been an increase in interest for researching metabolic syndrome in psychiatric patients and plenty of evidence about their association. However, investigations on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorder are still surprisingly rare. The aim of this paper is to analyze comorbidity of bipolar disorder and metabolic syndrome...

  4. Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

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    ... separation anxiety. Sometimes behavior problems go along with mood episodes. Young people may take a lot of risks, such as driving too fast or spending too much money. Some young people with bipolar disorder think about suicide. Watch for any signs of suicidal thinking. Take ...

  5. Social dysfunction in bipolar disorder: pilot study.

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    de Almeida Rocca, Cristiana Castanho; de Macedo-Soares, Marcia Britto; Gorenstein, Clarice; Tamada, Renata Sayuri; Issler, Cilly Kluger; Dias, Rodrigo Silva; Schwartzmann, Angela Maria; Lafer, Beny

    2008-08-01

    The purpose of the present study was to assess the social skills of euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. A group of 25 outpatients with bipolar disorder type I were evaluated in comparison with a group of 31 healthy volunteers who were matched in terms of level of education, age, sex and intelligence. Both groups were assessed using a self-report questionnaire, the Brazilian Inventario de Habilidades Sociais (IHS, Social Skills Inventory). Two Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale subtests (Picture Arrangement and Comprehension) were also used in order to assess subject ability to analyse social situations and to make judgements, respectively. Patients with bipolar disorder had lower IHS scores for the domains that assessed conversational skills/social self-confidence and social openness to new people/situations. Patients with anxiety disorders had high scores for the domain that assessed self-confidence in the expression of positive emotions. No differences were found between patients and controls in performance on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Picture Arrangement and Comprehension subtests. Euthymic patients with bipolar disorder present inhibited and overattentive behaviour in relation to other people and their environment. This behaviour might have a negative impact on their level of social functioning and quality of life.

  6. Cognitive Impairment in Euthymic Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

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    Elias, Liana R.; Miskowiak, Kamilla W.; Vale, Antônio M. O.

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    OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies investigating neurocognition in euthymic youths with bipolar disorder (BD) compared to healthy controls (HCs). METHOD: A systematic literature search was conducted in the PubMed/MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and EMBASE databases from inc...

  7. Bipolar Disorder in Adolescence: Diagnosis and Treatment.

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    Wilkinson, Great Buyck; Taylor, Priscilla; Holt, Jan R.

    2002-01-01

    Due to developmental issues and overlapping symptoms with other disorders, diagnosing bipolar disorder in adolescents is often a confusing and complex process. This article highlights diagnostic criteria, symptoms and behaviors, and the differential diagnosis process. Treatment options are also discussed. (Contains 17 references.) (GCP)

  8. Comorbidity of bipolar disorder and eating disorders.

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    Álvarez Ruiz, Eva M; Gutiérrez-Rojas, Luis

    2015-01-01

    The comorbidity of bipolar disorder and eating disorders has not been studied in depth. In addition, clinical implications involved in the appearance of both disorders are very important. A systematic literature review of MEDLINE published up to September 2013 was performed, analyzing all the articles that studied the comorbidity of both conditions (bipolar disorder and eating disorders) and others research that studied the efficacy of pharmacological treatment and psychotherapy to improve these illnesses. In this review we found a high comorbidity of bipolar disorder and eating disorders, especially of bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Studies show that lithium and topiramate are 2 of the more effective pharmacological agents in the treatment of both disorders. There are a lot of studies that show evidence of comorbidity of bipolar disorder and eating disorders. However, further research is needed on assessment and treatment when these conditions co-exist, as well as study into the biopsychological aspects to determine the comorbid aetiology. Copyright © 2014 SEP y SEPB. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  9. Bipolar disorder: Evidence for a major locus

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    Complex segregation analyses were conducted on families of bipolar I and bipolar II probands to delineate the mode of inheritance. The probands were ascertained from consecutive referrals to the Mood Disorder Service, University Hospital, University of British Columbia and diagnosed by DSM-III-R and Research Diagnostic Criteria. Data were available on over 1,500 first-degree relatives of the 186 Caucasian probands. The purpose of the analyses was to determine if, after correcting for age and birth cohort, there was evidence for a single major locus. Five models were fit to the data using the statistical package SAGE: (1) dominant, (2) recessive, (3) arbitrary mendelian inheritance, (4) environmental, and (5) no major effects. A single dominant, mendelian major locus was the best fitting of these models for the sample of bipolar I and II probands when only bipolar relatives were defined as affected (polygenic inheritance could not be tested). Adding recurrent major depression to the diagnosis {open_quotes}affected{close_quotes} for relatives reduced the evidence for a major locus effect. Our findings support the undertaking of linkage studies and are consistent with the analyses of the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) Collaborative Study data by Rice et al. and Blangero and Elston. 39 refs., 4 tabs.

  10. A new bipolar nebula in Centaurus

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    Wegner, G.; Glass, I.S.

    1979-01-01

    A new bipolar or butterfly-shaped nebula has been discovered and shown to have an infrared excess. The spectra of the central object and wings are of similar type, around G0. No emission lines are apparent. The infrared excess appears to be due to thermal emission from dust. (U.K.)

  11. Aggression and substance abuse in bipolar disorder.

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    Grunebaum, Michael F; Galfalvy, Hanga C; Nichols, C Matthew; Caldeira, Nathilee A; Sher, Leo; Dervic, Kanita; Burke, Ainsley K; Mann, J John; Oquendo, Maria A

    2006-10-01

    The goal of this retrospective study was to examine factors differentiating persons with bipolar disorder who did or did not have comorbid lifetime substance use disorders (SUD) at an index assessment. We also explored the chronology of onset of mood and SUD. We studied 146 subjects with DSM-defined bipolar disorder. Subgroups with and without lifetime SUD were compared on demographic and clinical measures. Substance abuse disorders in this bipolar sample were associated with male sex, impulsive-aggressive traits, comorbid conduct and Cluster B personality disorders, number of suicide attempts and earlier age at onset of a first mood episode. In a multivariable logistic regression analysis, male sex and aggression and possibly earlier age at mood disorder onset were associated with SUD. In those with or without SUD, the first mood episode tended to be depressive and to precede the onset of SUD. In persons with bipolar disorder, an earlier age of onset and aggressive traits appear to be factors associated with later development of comorbid SUD.

  12. Oxide bipolar electronics: materials, devices and circuits

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    Grundmann, Marius; Klüpfel, Fabian; Karsthof, Robert; Schlupp, Peter; Schein, Friedrich-Leonhard; Splith, Daniel; Yang, Chang; Bitter, Sofie; Von Wenckstern, Holger

    2016-01-01

    We present the history of, and the latest progress in, the field of bipolar oxide thin film devices. As such we consider primarily pn-junctions in which at least one of the materials is a metal oxide semiconductor. A wide range of n-type and p-type oxides has been explored for the formation of such bipolar diodes. Since most oxide semiconductors are unipolar, challenges and opportunities exist with regard to the formation of heterojunction diodes and band lineups. Recently, various approaches have led to devices with high rectification, namely p-type ZnCo 2 O 4 and NiO on n-type ZnO and amorphous zinc-tin-oxide. Subsequent bipolar devices and applications such as photodetectors, solar cells, junction field-effect transistors and integrated circuits like inverters and ring oscillators are discussed. The tremendous progress shows that bipolar oxide electronics has evolved from the exploration of various materials and heterostructures to the demonstration of functioning integrated circuits. Therefore a viable, facile and high performance technology is ready for further exploitation and performance optimization. (topical review)

  13. Bipolarity and Ambivalence in Landscape Architecture

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    Koh, J.

    2010-01-01

    Our discipline of landscape architecture contains bipolarity, not only in terms of landscape and architecture but also because the idea of landscape is both aesthetic and scientific. Furthermore, within landscape architecture there is a gap between design (as implied by architecture) and planning

  14. Heart rate variability in bipolar disorder

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    Faurholt-Jepsen, Maria; Kessing, Lars Vedel; Munkholm, Klaus

    2017-01-01

    Background Heart rate variability (HRV) has been suggested reduced in bipolar disorder (BD) compared with healthy individuals (HC). This meta-analysis investigated: HRV differences in BD compared with HC, major depressive disorder or schizophrenia; HRV differences between affective states; HRV...

  15. Clinical practice recommendations for bipolar disorder.

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    Malhi, G S; Adams, D; Lampe, L; Paton, M; O'Connor, N; Newton, L A; Walter, G; Taylor, A; Porter, R; Mulder, R T; Berk, M

    2009-01-01

    To provide clinically relevant evidence-based recommendations for the management of bipolar disorder in adults that are informative, easy to assimilate and facilitate clinical decision-making. A comprehensive literature review of over 500 articles was undertaken using electronic database search engines (e.g. MEDLINE, PsychINFO and Cochrane reviews). In addition articles, book chapters and other literature known to the authors were reviewed. The findings were then formulated into a set of recommendations that were developed by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who routinely deal with mood disorders. These preliminary recommendations underwent extensive consultative review by a broader advisory panel that included experts in the field, clinical staff and patient representatives. The clinical practice recommendations for bipolar disorder (bipolar CPR) summarise evidence-based treatments and provide a synopsis of recommendations relating to each phase of the illness. They are designed for clinical use and have therefore been presented succinctly in an innovative and engaging manner that is clear and informative. These up-to-date recommendations provide an evidence-based framework that incorporates clinical wisdom and consideration of individual factors in the management of bipolar disorder. Further, the novel style and practical approach should promote their uptake and implementation.

  16. Bias in emerging biomarkers for bipolar disorder

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    Carvalho, A F; Köhler, C A; Fernandes, B S

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: To date no comprehensive evaluation has appraised the likelihood of bias or the strength of the evidence of peripheral biomarkers for bipolar disorder (BD). Here we performed an umbrella review of meta-analyses of peripheral non-genetic biomarkers for BD. METHOD: The Pubmed/Medline, E...

  17. Novel antipsychotics in bipolar and schizoaffective mania

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    Slooff, CJ

    Objective: Novel antipsychotics are increasingly used in the treatment of bipolar and schizoaffective mania. This paper presents an overview of the controlled studies in this field. Method: Using cross-references, a computerized search was performed on MEDLINE and EMBASE psychiatry covering the

  18. DINÂMICAS TERRITORIAIS DOS PRINCPAIS NODAIS SULISTAS DO TRANSPORTE RODOVIÁRIO DE CARGA

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    Daniel Monteiro Huertas

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Em análise estruturada a partir da teoria do espaço geográfico, este artigo tem como objetivo demonstrar as peculiaridades e dinâmicas territoriais que corroboram a inserção do polígono gaúcho (Porto Alegre-Caxias do Sul-Lajeado-Santa Cruz do Sul e dos eixos paranaense (Ponta Grossa-Curitiba-Paranaguá e catarinense (Blumenau-Joinville-Itajaí-Florianópolis-Criciúma como centralidades da rede geográfica do transporte rodoviário de carga, cuja configuração territorial é composta por linhas e nodais que em seu conjunto expressam a organização e estruturação desta atividade na formação socioespacial brasileira e evidenciam um processo de seletividade espacial que privilegiou certos pontos e áreas em detrimento de outros, demarcado pela concentração e atuação de seus agentes. Conclui-se, mediante ampla investigação empírica, que os três Estados sulistas formam um denso corredor rodoviário longitudinal de cerca de 700 km entre Curitiba e Porto Alegre, seja pelo litoral (BRs 376, 101 e 290, seja pelo interior (BR-116, de grande importância para o conjunto do país, principalmente como centros consumidores relevantes e de produção industrial diversificada. Fluxos intrarregionais densos, entre capitais e destas com o interior de seus respectivos Estados; maior equilíbrio de frete-retorno; forte relação com São Paulo e presença significativa de caminhoneiros autônomos são outras características do conjunto de nodais em questão.

  19. Control de la carga de entrenamiento a través del CMJ en pruebas de velocidad y saltos para optimizar el rendimiento deportivo en atletismo

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    P. Jiménez-Reyes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la dosificación de la carga siempre ha suscitado controversias y no está resuelta cuál es la carga óptima de entrenamiento para alcanzar el mayor rendimiento. La mayoría de estudios analizan los efectos agudos del entrenamiento y las relaciones entre las variables del entrenamiento de manera sincrónica, sin que exista, en muchos casos, una evidencia científica sobre las cargas más adecuadas y su efecto en el rendimiento. Nuestro objetivo fue proporcionar una información relevante y útil para poder controlar y organizar el entrenamiento de manera racional en atletismo, obteniendo una información más completa y real de los efectos del proceso de entrenamiento. Participaron 24 sujetos que realizaron un seguimiento del control del entrenamiento a través del "Salto con Contramovimiento" (CMJ y la carga de entrenamiento durante 71 semanas. Destacamos la evolución del CMJ y la carga de entrenamiento en las cuatro semanas previas a la competición en la que se obtenía el mejor rendimiento durante las 71 semanas de seguimiento. En conclusión, si se realiza un exhaustivo control de la carga de entrenamiento y su relación con el rendimiento físico y deportivo, permitiría ajustar las cargas de entrenamiento adecuadamente, proporcionando una información relevante y útil para poder organizar el entrenamiento de manera racional.

  20. A Família Homoparental na Ficção Televisiva: As Práticas Narrativas do Brasil e da Espanha como Relatos das Novas Representações Afetivo-Amorosas

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    Aline Martins Mesquita

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o tratamento da família homoparental nas televisões do Brasil e Espanha. Destaca-se a interdisciplinaridade entre família, sociedade e ficção através de um recorte das obras Hospital Central (Telecinco, 2000-2012 e Páginas da Vida (Rede Globo, 2006-2007, com análise, em ambos os casos, de atributos de uma família homoparental de cada, e análise textual de conteúdo. Foi aplicada também técnica de suporte metodológico por meio de questionários com coletivos homossexuais dos dois países, a fim de obter dados sobre consumo e percepção. Os resultados encontrados ratificam a representação articulada entre desejo e tradição nas relações, e a tendência das obras de evitar o estereótipo homossexual. Observa-se a prática narrativa atrevida da série espanhola e o tratamento aprofundado de um casal formado por duas mulheres, à diferença da novela brasileira, em que o amor entre dois homens apresentou restrição na abordagem afetivo-amorosa e paterno-filial. Finalmente, detectam-se elementos para uma nova linha de estudo internacional: a família homoparental na televisão.

  1. The relationship between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder

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    Zimmerman, Mark; Morgan, Theresa A.

    2013-01-01

    It is clinically important to recognize both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) in patients seeking treatment for depression, and it is important to distinguish between the two. Research considering whether BPD should be considered part of a bipolar spectrum reaches differing conclusions. We reviewed the most studied question on the relationship between BPD and bipolar disorder: their diagnostic concordance. Across studies, approximately 10% of patients with BPD had bipolar I disorder and another 10% had bipolar II disorder. Likewise, approximately 20% of bipolar II patients were diagnosed with BPD, though only 10% of bipolar I patients were diagnosed with BPD. While the comorbidity rates are substantial, each disorder is nontheless diagnosed in the absence of the other in the vast majority of cases (80% to 90%). In studies examining personality disorders broadly, other personality disorders were more commonly diagnosed in bipolar patients than was BPD. Likewise, the converse is also true: other axis I disorders such as major depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder are also more commonly diagnosed in patients with BPD than is bipolar disorder. These findings challenge the notion that BPD is part of the bipolar spectrum. PMID:24174890

  2. Coeficiente de transferência de carga nas fundações de silos verticais cilíndricos

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    Marivone Z. Fank

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOO dimensionamento das estruturas armazenadoras de grãos carece de uma norma brasileira que prescreva sobre seus projetos e ações; contudo, existem muitas lacunas no estado atual do conhecimento sendo imprescindíveis pesquisas adicionais sobre o tema. Com o objetivo de determinar a distribuição das cargas nas fundações dos silos foram instrumentadas, por meio de células de carga, quatro estacas localizadas sob o anel de um silo protótipo. O experimento ocorreu durante o período de agosto a dezembro de 2009 em Palotina, PR. As leituras das células foram realizadas por sistema automático de aquisição de dados durante o carregamento de grãos de milho e, a partir dos resultados, pode-se destacar um coeficiente de transferência médio de 0,30 para o anel até o carregamento de 44% do silo, a partir do qual ocorreu um incremento na taxa de transferência. As cargas máximas atuantes nas estacas instrumentadas foram de 800, 845, 520 e 600 kN, correspondentes a coeficientes de transferência de 0,48; 0,51; 0,31 e 0,36, respectivamente. Assim, o coeficiente regionalmente adotado de 0,30 para o dimensionamento das fundações do anel está subestimado fazendo-se necessária uma análise mais criteriosa nas taxas de transferência.

  3. Carga de trabajo en tres grupos de pacientes de UCI Española según el Nursing Activities Score

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    Francisco Javier Carmona-Monge

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    Full Text Available Se objetivó valorizar la carga de trabajo al ingreso y al alta en tres grupos de pacientes (síndrome coronario agudo, insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis en terapia intensiva. Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, de 27 meses, incluyéndose 563 pacientes, valorando carga de trabajo según Nursing Activities Score. Existieron diferencias significativas en la carga de trabajo al ingreso y en el alta entre los grupos de pacientes, siendo superior en ambos momentos la de pacientes con insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis frente a pacientes coronarios. Durante los siete primeros días de estancia se mantuvo esta diferencia, desapareciendo a partir del octavo día, equilibrándose la carga de trabajo para los tres grupos. Para conseguir una adecuada dotación de personal es fundamental contar con instrumentos para medir las necesidades de cuidados y conocer la carga de trabajo de los distintos grupos de enfermos que ingresan con mayor frecuencia en las unidades de terapia intensiva.

  4. Estudio Psicométrico del Índice de Carga Mental NASA-TLX con una Muestra de Trabajadores Españoles

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    Eva Díaz Ramiro

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar las propiedades psicométricas del instrumento de evaluación de la carga mental de trabajo NASA-TLX en distintos grupos profesionales españoles. La muestra estuvo formada por 398 trabajadores que pertenecían a siete sectores profesionales diferentes. Todos los trabajadores evaluaron la carga mental percibida en sus puestos de trabajo, debida a cada una de las seis dimensiones de carga que distingue el NASA-TLX: esfuerzo, demanda mental, demanda física, demanda temporal, rendimiento y frustración. Los resultados mostraron una consistencia interna aceptable y una estructura factorial constituida por dos factores. Uno de los factores estaba formado únicamente por la dimensión "frustración", mientras que el otro factor englobaba a las cinco dimensiones restantes. Por último, se encontraron diferencias importantes en los perfiles de carga mental entre los grupos profesionales considerados, en todas las dimensiones de carga, excepto en rendimiento.

  5. Carga de trabajo en tres grupos de pacientes de UCI Española según el Nursing Activities Score

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    Francisco Javier Carmona-Monge

    Full Text Available Se objetivó valorizar la carga de trabajo al ingreso y al alta en tres grupos de pacientes (síndrome coronario agudo, insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis en terapia intensiva. Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, de 27 meses, incluyéndose 563 pacientes, valorando carga de trabajo según Nursing Activities Score. Existieron diferencias significativas en la carga de trabajo al ingreso y en el alta entre los grupos de pacientes, siendo superior en ambos momentos la de pacientes con insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis frente a pacientes coronarios. Durante los siete primeros días de estancia se mantuvo esta diferencia, desapareciendo a partir del octavo día, equilibrándose la carga de trabajo para los tres grupos. Para conseguir una adecuada dotación de personal es fundamental contar con instrumentos para medir las necesidades de cuidados y conocer la carga de trabajo de los distintos grupos de enfermos que ingresan con mayor frecuencia en las unidades de terapia intensiva.

  6. La percepción subjetiva del esfuerzo para el control de la carga de entrenamiento en una temporada en un equipo de balonmano

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    Jorge Cuadrado-Reyes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación es estudiar la aplicabilidad de la Percepción Subjetiva del Esfuerzo (PSE desde una doble perspectiva, en primer lugar, como apoyo al seguimiento de la cuantificación de la carga administrada en los entrenamientos en deportes colectivos, y en segundo lugar, como herramienta ad hoc para el control diario del entrenamiento sobre lo planificado por el cuerpo técnico. La frecuencia cardiaca de reserva (FCR ha sido utilizada para controlar la carga interna de cada sesión. Trece jugadores pertenecientes a un equipo de balonmano de División de Honor española participaron en la investigación llevada a cabo a lo largo de una temporada. Los resultados mostraron que la PSE es un buen indicador de la carga de entrenamiento, consiguiéndose además un procedimiento válido para comparar valores de la carga planificada por el equipo técnico (PSEp con respecto a los valores reales de entrenamiento (PSEg (rxy= .792; p < .01. Se puede concluir que la PSE junto a la FCR (rxy= .839; p < .01 son buenos marcadores para el control de la carga de entrenamiento, no invasivos, y permiten monitorizar los estados de forma de los jugadores a lo largo de la temporada.

  7. Corrección del factor de potencia en una carga no lineal utilizando filtro activo y control SVPWM

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    Arias Chablé, Enrique

    2006-01-01

    El presente trabajo de tesis tiene la finalidad fundamental de presentar el análisis y simulación de una topología de filtro activo de potencia controlado por Modulación de Ancho de Pulso, usando la técnica del Vector Espacio (Space Vector Pulse Wide Modulation, SVPWM), para corregir el factor de potencia de un sistema de distribución de energía eléctrica con una carga no lineal. En el primer capítulo se hace una revisión de los conceptos fundamentales de calidad de la e...

  8. Cargas aerodinâmicas e pré-projeto estrutural de asa de aeronave de 50 passageiros

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    2010-01-01

    Neste trabalho foi realizado o cálculo das cargas aerodinâmicas e o pré-projeto estrutural de asa de uma aeronave de 50 passageiros durante o Mestrado Profissionalizante em Engenharia Aeronáutica e Mecânica, ministrado pelo ITA em parceria com a EMBRAER, através do seu Programa de Especialização em Engenharia. Primeiramente, o modelo estrutural foi desenvolvido baseando-se nas características aerodinâmicas iniciais da aeronave, possibilitando que o programa de análise aerodinâmica BLWF fosse ...

  9. Efectividad de un programa en la carga de cuidado para cuidadores familiares en tres grupos culturalmente diversos

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    Yenny Marcela Barreto Zorza

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El envejecimiento poblacional dado por la transición demográfica y epidemiológica, repercute en la dependencia de las actividades de la vida diaria de los adultos mayores, requiriendo de manera constante los cuidados de personas denominadas “cuidadores”, en quienes se genera una carga que afecta su salud física y mental. Objetivo: Evaluar la efectividad de un programa en la carga de cuidado para cuidadores familiares en tres grupos culturalmente diversos. Metodología: Investigación cuantitativa, de tipo analítico, a partir de los resultados de tres estudios cuasiexperimentales de grupos de cuidadores familiares de personas ancianas dependientes funcionalmente. Participaron 88 cuidadores de tres municipios: Bogotá, Cáqueza y Guapi, en un Programa educativo con acciones de cuidado adaptadas culturalmente. La información se recolectó con la Escala de carga de Zarit, antes y después de la implementación del programa, se realizó un análisis con prueba de rango signado de Wilcoxon en cada uno de los tres grupos. Se consideró aspectos éticos. Resultados: El programa educativo para cuidadoras familiares tuvo un efecto estadísticamente significativo en la carga de cuidado de los cuidadores de Cáqueza (valor p 0.014, posiblemente porque el programa responde a una de las necesidades prioritarias de estos cuidadores que es el cuidado de sí mismos, contrario al encontrado en Bogotá y Guapi. Lo que sugiere continuar estudios con programas a cuidadores con perspectiva cultural. Conclusión: El logro de resultados estadísticamente significativos en las cuidadoras de Cáqueza sugiere que ellas cuentan con una mejor red de apoyo familiar y vecinal, por eso asumen la asistencia al programa con mayor dedicación, integralidad y disposición de tiempo.

  10. Síndrome de carga y calidad de vida del cuidador de pacientes pediátricos

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    Ortunio, Magaly; Herrera Leonet, Edimar; Guevara Rivas, Harold

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    Introducción: El cuidado de un niño enfermo es una dura carga para cualquier persona que se vea sometida a esa tarea y es frecuente que en algún momento el cuidador se sienta incapaz de afrontarlo comprometiendo su bienestar e incluso su salud. Objetivos: Relacionar los niveles de sobrecarga y calidad de vida de los cuidadores primarios de niños hospitalizados en el servicio de pediatría del Hospital Central de Maracay, caracterizar el perfil epidemiológico de los pacientes estudiados, caract...

  11. Carga viral de seis tipos de Virus del Papiloma Humano de alto riesgo y su asociacion con lesiones cervicales

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    Del Río Ospina, Luisa Fernanda

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: La infección por un tipo de Virus del Papiloma Humano de alto riesgo (VPH-AR), es el factor principal en el desarrollo de Cáncer de Cérvix (CC). La carga viral puede modular esta asociación, por lo que resulta importante su cuantificación y el establecimiento de su relación con lesiones precursoras de CC. Metodología: 60 mujeres con lesiones escamosas intraepiteliales (LEI) y 120 mujeres sin LEI, confirmadas por colposcopia, fueron incluidas en el estudio. Se determinó la car...

  12. Determinación del comportamiento bajo cargas concentradas de perfiles de lámina delgada ( MM

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    Full Text Available En el campo de la lámina delgada continuamente aparecen nuevos tipos de perfiles que son desarrollados con el objeto de mejorar los ya existentes. Un ejemplo de esto es la aparición del perfil M, elaborado para melorar la eficiencia a corte del perfil C y su resistencia al arrugamiento del alma por efecto de cargas concentradas. Teóricamente, se logra el objetivo de mejorar la resistencia a corte del perfil C y de algún modo su resistencia al arrugamiento del alma, pero debido a los dobleces generados en el alma (rigidizadores intermedios para acortar la longitud de pandeo, se producen comportamientos que desde el punto de vista de esfuerzos por flexión y deflexiones no pueden ser analizados con los fundamentos teóricos de la mecánica tradicional. Este comporta- miento se ve acentuado con la presencia de cargas concentradas. Por la razón expuesta anteriormente, a parte de la determinación de la resistencia teórica del perfil M (basada en el AISI 1996, se desarrollan pruebas sobre cuatro modelos de los que se obtienen tópicos como: carga máxima resistida, identificación visual del posible tipo de falla, deflexiones (centro de la luz y deformaciones unitarias (x, y, xy, y adicionalmente se elaboran modelos matemáticos simplificados y por elementos finitos (en el programa COSMOS/M, con el fin de hacer una revisión detallada del comportamiento de los esfuerzos y deformaciones en el perfil. La calibración de estos modelos se lleva a cabo con base en los resultados obtenidos de los ensayos. De otra parte, se hacen pruebas cíclicas balo cargas pseudoestáticas, con el objeto de estudiar el comportamiento histerético del perfil MM, con y sin rigidizadores.

  13. Thwarted interpersonal needs and suicide ideation: Comparing psychiatric inpatients with bipolar and non-bipolar mood disorders.

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    Taylor, Nathanael J; Mitchell, Sean M; Roush, Jared F; Brown, Sarah L; Jahn, Danielle R; Cukrowicz, Kelly C

    2016-12-30

    Psychiatric inpatients are at heightened risk for suicide, and evidence suggests that psychiatric inpatients with bipolar mood disorders may be at greater risk for suicide ideation compared to those with non-bipolar mood disorders. There is a paucity of research directly comparing risk factors for suicide ideation in bipolar versus non-bipolar mood disorders in an inpatient sample. The current study sought to clarify the association between two constructs from the interpersonal theory of suicide (i.e., perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness) in leading to suicide ideation among psychiatric inpatients with bipolar and non-bipolar mood disorders. Participants were (N=90) psychiatric inpatients with a bipolar (n = 20) or non-bipolar mood disorder (n=70; per their medical charts). Perceived burdensomeness, but not thwarted belongingness, was significantly associated with suicide ideation after adjusting for other covariates. This suggests perceived burdensomeness may play a key role in suicide ideation among psychiatric inpatients with any mood disorder and highlights the importance of assessment and intervention of perceived burdensomeness in this population. Contrary to our hypothesis, mood disorder group (i.e., bipolar versus non-bipolar) did not moderate the relations between perceived burdensomeness/thwarted belongingness and suicide ideation. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  14. Systematic review of the prevalence of bipolar disorder and bipolar spectrum disorders in population-based studies

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    José Caetano Dell'Aglio Jr.

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    Full Text Available This paper describes the findings of a systematic literature review aimed at providing an overview of the lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorder and bipolar spectrum disorders in population-based studies. Databases MEDLINE, ProQuest, Psychnet, and Web of Science were browsed for papers published in English between 1999 and May 2012 using the following search string: bipolar disorders OR bipolar spectrum disorders AND prevalence OR cross-sectional OR epidemiology AND population-based OR non-clinical OR community based. The search yielded a total of 434 papers, but only those published in peer-reviewed journals and with samples aged ≥ 18 years were included, resulting in a final sample of 18 papers. Results revealed rather heterogeneous findings concerning the prevalence of bipolar disorders and bipolar spectrum disorders. Lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorder ranged from 0.1 to 7.5%, whereas lifetime prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorders ranged from 2.4 to 15.1%. Differences in the rates of bipolar disorder and bipolar spectrum disorders may be related to the consideration of subthreshold criteria upon diagnosis. Differences in the prevalence of different subtypes of the disorder are discussed in light of diagnostic criteria and instruments applied.

  15. Abordagens psicoterápicas no transtorno bipolar Psychoterapeutic approach in bipolar disorder

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    Paulo Knapp

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    Full Text Available Embora o tratamento farmacológico seja essencial para o tratamento do transtorno bipolar, apenas 40% de todos os pacientes que aderem às medicações permanecem assintomáticos durante o período de seguimento, o que tem levado ao desenvolvimento de intervenções psicoterápicas associadas. O objetivo deste artigo é examinar as evidências atuais da eficácia de intervenções psicoterápicas no tratamento do transtorno bipolar. Foi realizada uma pesquisa bibliográfica por meio do MedLine, PsychoINFO, Lilacs e Cochrane Data Bank, até o ano de 2004, em que foram procurados artigos originais e revisões sobre as abordagens psicoterápicas utilizadas no tratamento do transtorno bipolar. Há várias abordagens que podem se mostrar úteis no tratamento do transtorno bipolar. A psicoeducação e a terapia cognitivo-comportamental apresentam as evidências mais consistentes e são as técnicas mais amplamente estudadas. As intervenções envolvendo familiares e a terapia interpessoal e de ritmo social se mostram tratamentos eficazes em determinadas situações. Há alguns estudos empregando a terapia psicodinâmica no transtorno bipolar, mas são estudos com limitações metodológicas. Apesar de haver evidências demonstrando a eficácia de determinadas abordagens psicoterápicas no transtorno bipolar, ainda é necessária a realização de estudos posteriores que comprovem tais dados e que desenvolvam tratamentos baseados em modelos etiológicos e que identifiquem tratamentos específicos para as diferentes fases e tipos de transtorno bipolar.Although pharmacological treatment is essential for treating bipolar disorder, less than half of all medication compliant patients are non-symptomatic during follow-up, which has led to developments of adjunctive psychosocial interventions. This paper examines the current evidence for effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Searches were undertaken through Med

  16. Clinical status of comorbid bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.

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    Parker, Gordon; Bayes, Adam; McClure, Georgia; Del Moral, Yolanda Romàn Ruiz; Stevenson, Janine

    2016-09-01

    The status and differentiation of comorbid borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder is worthy of clarification. To determine whether comorbid borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are interdependent or independent conditions. We interviewed patients diagnosed with either a borderline personality disorder and/or a bipolar condition. Analyses of participants grouped by DSM diagnoses established that those with comorbid conditions scored similarly to those with a borderline personality disorder alone on all key variables (i.e. gender, severity of borderline personality scores, developmental stressors, illness correlates, self-injurious behaviour rates) and differed from those with a bipolar disorder alone on nearly all non-bipolar item variables. Similar findings were returned for groups defined by clinical diagnoses. Comorbid bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder is consistent with the formal definition of comorbidity in that, while coterminous, individuals meeting such criteria have features of two independent conditions. © The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2016.

  17. Storm in My Brain: Kids and Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Depression)

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    ... Brain Kids and Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Depression) What is a mood disorder? Everyone feels sad, ... one part of bipolar disorder, also called manic depression. In bipolar disorder, moods change between mania (excited ...

  18. Udvikling af medicinsk behandling mod bipolar lidelse

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    Ellegaard, Pernille Kempel

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    Selvom Esbjerg ligger i vandkants Danmark, er det den Psykiatriske Forskningsenhed i denne by, der er primus motor for et stort forsøg blandt mennesker, der lider af bipolar lidelse. Forsøget hedder ”NACOS”, og er et medicinsk forsøg til mennesker, der befinder sig i den depressive fase.......Selvom Esbjerg ligger i vandkants Danmark, er det den Psykiatriske Forskningsenhed i denne by, der er primus motor for et stort forsøg blandt mennesker, der lider af bipolar lidelse. Forsøget hedder ”NACOS”, og er et medicinsk forsøg til mennesker, der befinder sig i den depressive fase....

  19. Does bipolar pacemaker current activate blood platelets?

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    Gjesdal, Grunde; Hansen, Annebirthe Bo; Brandes, Axel

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether bipolar pacemaker current lead can activate blood platelets. The null hypothesis was that 1 minute of electrical stimulation of platelets would not influence their subsequent reactivity to adenosine diphosphate (ADP). BACKGROUND: Both...... platelets and muscle cells contain actin and myosin filaments, and both cells are activated following calcium influx. Muscle cells open their calcium channels and contract when exposed to an electric current. Current through a bipolar pacemaker lead will expose a small volume of blood, including platelets......, to the depolarizing current. Platelet activation may ensue, resulting in aggregation, release reaction, and contraction. In contrast, a unipolar pacemaker system will not depolarize blood, but transmit current directly into the myocardium, and the current afterward passes through other tissues before returning...

  20. Faddeev wave function decomposition using bipolar harmonics

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    Friar, J.L.; Tomusiak, E.L.; Gibson, B.F.; Payne, G.L.

    1981-01-01

    The standard partial wave (channel) representation for the Faddeev solution to the Schroedinger equation for the ground state of 3 nucleons is written in terms of functions which couple the interacting pair and spectator angular momenta to give S, P, and D waves. For each such coupling there are three terms, one for each of the three cyclic permutations of the nucleon coordinates. A series of spherical harmonic identities is developed which allows writing the Faddeev solution in terms of a basis set of 5 bipolar harmonics: 1 for S waves; 1 for P waves; and 3 for D waves. The choice of a D-wave basis is largely arbitrary, and specific choices correspond to the decomposition schemes of Derrick and Blatt, Sachs, Gibson and Schiff, and Bolsterli and Jezak. The bipolar harmonic form greatly simplifies applications which utilize the wave function, and we specifically discuss the isoscalar charge (or mass) density and the 3 He Coulomb energy

  1. Customization in prescribing for bipolar disorder.

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    Hodgkin, Dominic; Volpe-Vartanian, Joanna; Merrick, Elizabeth L; Horgan, Constance M; Nierenberg, Andrew A; Frank, Richard G; Lee, Sue

    2012-06-01

    For many disorders, patient heterogeneity requires physicians to customize their treatment to each patient's needs. We test for the existence of customization in physicians' prescribing for bipolar disorder, using data from a naturalistic clinical effectiveness trial of bipolar disorder treatment (STEP-BD), which did not constrain physician prescribing. Multinomial logit is used to model the physician's choice among five combinations of drug classes. We find that our observed measure of the patient's clinical status played only a limited role in the choice among drug class combinations, even for conditions such as mania that are expected to affect class choice. However, treatment of a patient with given characteristics differed widely depending on which physician was seen. The explanatory power of the model was low. There was variation within each physician's prescribing, but the results do not suggest a high degree of customization in physicians' prescribing, based on our measure of clinical status. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  2. Bipolar zinc/oxygen battery development

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    Mueller, S [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Schlatter, C [Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    1997-06-01

    A bipolar electrically rechargeable Zn/O{sub 2} battery has been developed. Reticulated copper foam served as substrate for the zinc deposit on the anodic side, and La{sub 0.6}Ca{sub 0.4}CoO{sub 3}-catalyzed bifunctional oxygen electrodes were used on the cathodic side of the cells. The 100 cm{sup 2} unit cell had an open circuit voltage of 1,4 V(O{sub 2}) in moderately alkaline electrolyte. The open circuit voltage and the peak power measured for a stack containing seven cells were ca. 10V and 90W, respectively. The current-potential behaviour was determined as a function of the number of bipolar cells, and the maximum discharge capacity was determined at different discharge rates. (author) 4 figs., 1 ref.

  3. Suicide attempts and clinical features of bipolar patients

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    Berkol, Tongu? D.; ?slam, Serkan; K?rl?, Ebru; P?narba??, Rasim; ?zy?ld?r?m, ?lker

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    Objectives: To identify clinical predictors of suicide attempts in patients with bipolar disorder. Methods: This study included bipolar patients who were treated in the Psychiatry Department, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, between 2013 and 2014; an informed consent was obtained from the participants. Two hundred and eighteen bipolar patients were assessed by using the structured clinical interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition...

  4. Assessing and addressing cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder

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    Miskowiak, K W; Burdick, K E; Martinez-Aran, A

    2018-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Cognition is a new treatment target to aid functional recovery and enhance quality of life for patients with bipolar disorder. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) Targeting Cognition Task Force aimed to develop consensus-based clinical recommendations on whether, when...... in Bipolar Disorder Rating Assessment, and (III) evaluate the impact of medication and comorbidity, refer patients for comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation when clinically indicated, and encourage patients to build cognitive reserve. Regarding question (IV), there is limited evidence for current...

  5. Bipolar Disorder: What Can Psychotherapists Learn From the Cognitive Research?

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    Johnson, Sheri; Tran, Tanya

    2007-01-01

    Randomized controlled trials of psychological treatment, principally cognitive therapy, for bipolar disorder have yielded inconsistent results. Given the status of this evidentiary base, we provide a more fine-grained analysis of the cognitive profiles associated with bipolar disorder to inform clinical practice. In this practice-friendly review, we consider evidence that both negative and positive cognitive styles are related to bipolar disorder. Cross-sectional and prospective evidence sugg...

  6. Olfactocentric paralimbic cortex morphology in adolescents with bipolar disorder

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    Wang, Fei; Kalmar, Jessica H.; Womer, Fay Y.; Edmiston, Erin E.; Chepenik, Lara G.; Chen, Rachel; Spencer, Linda; Blumberg, Hilary P.

    2011-01-01

    The olfactocentric paralimbic cortex plays a critical role in the regulation of emotional and neurovegetative functions that are disrupted in core features of bipolar disorder. Adolescence is thought to be a critical period in both the maturation of the olfactocentric paralimbic cortex and in the emergence of bipolar disorder pathology. Together, these factors implicate a central role for the olfactocentric paralimbic cortex in the development of bipolar disorder and suggest that abnormalitie...

  7. High rate lithium/thionyl chloride bipolar battery development

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    Russell, P. G.; Goebel, F.

    The lithium/thionyl chloride ( {Li}/{SOCl2}) electrochemistry is capable of providing high power and high specific power, especially under pulse discharge conditions, when cells containing thin components are arranged in a bipolar configuration. This paper describes recent work concerned with bipolar cell design, cathode evaluation, component manufacturing methods, and the assembly and testing of bipolar modules containing up to 150 cells for Sonobuoy application.

  8. High rate lithium-thionyl chloride bipolar battery development

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    Russell, P.G.; Goebel, F. [Yardney Technical Products, Inc., Pawcatuck, CT (United States)

    1994-12-31

    The lithium/thionyl chloride system is capable of providing both high power and high energy density when cells containing thin components are arranged in a bipolar configuration. Electrode current densities in excess of 300mA/cm{sup 2} are achieved during pulse discharge. The present work is concerned with bipolar cell design, cathode evaluation, component manufacturing methods, and the assembly and testing of bipolar modules containing up to 150 cells.

  9. High rate lithium/thionyl chloride bipolar battery development

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    Russell, P.G. [Yardney Technical Products, Inc., Pawcatuck, CT (United States); Goebel, F. [Yardney Technical Products, Inc., Pawcatuck, CT (United States)

    1995-04-01

    The lithium/thionyl chloride (Li/SOCl{sub 2}) electrochemistry is capable of providing high power and high specific power, especially under pulse discharge conditions, when cells containing thin components are arranged in a bipolar configuration. This paper describes recent work concerned with bipolar cell design, cathode evaluation, component manufacturing methods, and the assembly and testing of bipolar modules containing up to 150 cells for Sonobuoy application. (orig.)

  10. The relationship between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder

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    Zimmerman, Mark; Morgan, Theresa A.

    2013-01-01

    It is clinically important to recognize both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder (BPD) in patients seeking treatment for depression, and it is important to distinguish between the two. Research considering whether BPD should be considered part of a bipolar spectrum reaches differing conclusions. We reviewed the most studied question on the relationship between BPD and bipolar disorder: their diagnostic concordance. Across studies, approximately 10% of patients with BPD had bi...

  11. The bipolar II disorder personality traits, a true syndrome?

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    Gudmundsson, Einar

    2015-06-01

    The author was struck by the similarities and commonality of complaints, aside from mood swings, made by Bipolar II patients and started registrating these complaints. This registrational work eventually led to the development of The Bipolar II Syndome Checklist. The aim of this work was to understand how widely the Bipolar II disorder affects the personality, and what disturbing personality traits are the most common? Deliberately, no attempt was made to diagnose psychiatric comorbidities, in the hope that one would get a clearer view of what symptoms, if any, could be considered a natural part of the Bipolar II Disorder. As far as the author knows this is a novel approach. 105 Bipolar II patients completed the Bipolar II Syndrome Checklist. The answers to the 44 questions on the list are presented in tables. Symptoms like anxiety, low self esteem, paranoia, extreme hurtfulness, migraine, Post Partum Depression, obsessive traits, alcoholism in the family are amongst the findings which will be presented in greater detail. No control group. Bipolar I patients excluded. The Bipolar II Syndrome Checklist has not been systematically validated. The results show that Bipolar II Disorder causes multiple symptoms so commonly that it may be justified to describe it as a syndrome, The Bipolar II Syndrome. Also these disturbances commonly lie in families of Bipolar II patients and are in all likelihood, greatly underdiagnosed. The clinical relevance of this study lies in increasing our knowledge and understanding of the nature of the Bipolar II Disorder, which in all probability will increase the diagnostic and treatment accuracy, since clinicians are more likely to scan for other symptoms needing treatment. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Differential diagnosis of bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder.

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    Hirschfeld, R M

    2014-12-01

    Patients with bipolar disorder spend approximately half of their lives symptomatic and the majority of that time suffering from symptoms of depression, which complicates the accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Challenges in the differential diagnosis of bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder are reviewed, and the clinical utility of several screening instruments is evaluated. The estimated lifetime prevalence of major depressive disorder (i.e., unipolar depression) is over 3 and one-half times that of bipolar spectrum disorders. The clinical presentation of a major depressive episode in a bipolar disorder patient does not differ substantially from that of a patient with major depressive disorder (unipolar depression). Therefore, it is not surprising that without proper screening and comprehensive evaluation many patients with bipolar disorder may be misdiagnosed with major depressive disorder (unipolar depression). In general, antidepressants have demonstrated little or no efficacy for depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder, and treatment guidelines recommend using antidepressants only as an adjunct to mood stabilizers for patients with bipolar disorder. Thus, correct identification of bipolar disorder among patients who present with depression is critical for providing appropriate treatment and improving patient outcomes. Clinical characteristics indicative of bipolar disorder versus major depressive disorder identified in this review are based on group differences and may not apply to each individual patient. The overview of demographic and clinical characteristics provided by this review may help medical professionals distinguish between major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Several validated, easily administered screening instruments are available and can greatly improve the recognition of bipolar disorder in patients with depression. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Regulation of glycogen synthase kinase-3 during bipolar mania treatment.

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    Li, Xiaohong; Liu, Min; Cai, Zhuoji; Wang, Gang; Li, Xiaohua

    2010-11-01

    Bipolar disorder is a debilitating psychiatric illness presenting with recurrent mania and depression. The pathophysiology of bipolar disorder is poorly understood, and molecular targets in the treatment of bipolar disorder remain to be identified. Preclinical studies have suggested that glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) is a potential therapeutic target in bipolar disorder, but evidence of abnormal GSK3 in human bipolar disorder and its response to treatment is still lacking. This study was conducted in acutely ill type I bipolar disorder subjects who were hospitalized for a manic episode. The protein level and the inhibitory serine phosphorylation of GSK3 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of bipolar manic and healthy control subjects were compared, and the response of GSK3 to antimanic treatment was evaluated. The levels of GSK3α and GSK3β in this group of bipolar manic subjects were higher than healthy controls. Symptom improvement during an eight-week antimanic treatment with lithium, valproate, and atypical antipsychotics was accompanied by a significant increase in the inhibitory serine phosphorylation of GSK3, but not the total level of GSK3, whereas concomitant electroconvulsive therapy treatment during a manic episode appeared to dampen the response of GSK3 to pharmacological treatment. Results of this study suggest that GSK3 can be modified during the treatment of bipolar mania. This finding in human bipolar disorder is in agreement with preclinical data suggesting that inhibition of GSK3 by increasing serine phosphorylation is a response of GSK3 to psychotropics used in bipolar disorder, supporting the notion that GSK3 is a promising molecular target in the pharmacological treatment of bipolar disorder. © 2010 John Wiley and Sons A/S.

  14. Detección de averías en cambiadores de tomas en carga de transformadores basado en el patrón de vibraciones

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    Rivas Trujillo, Edwin

    2011-01-01

    Un cambiador de tomas en carga (OLTC, en inglés” On-Load Tap Changer”, o CTC en español) o regulador es la única parte con movimiento en un transformador. Su función es realizar la operación de cambio de una toma del arrollamiento de regulación a otra, permitiendo regular la tensión de salida del transformador a los niveles requeridos sin la interrupción de la corriente de carga. La valoración del estado electro-mecánico (buen estado o con avería) de un cambiador de tomas en carga es importan...

  15. Aferição dos Valores dos Comprimentos Equivalentes Utilizados na Determinação da Perda de Carga

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    Soares, Fátima C; Teles, Guilherme C; Russi, Jumar L

    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como objetivo comparar os resultados de perdas de carga localizadas, em tubulações de PVC, com as obtidas em tubulações com comprimento equivalente à peça. O experimento foi conduzido no Laboratório de Hidráulica da Universidade Federal do Pampa/RS, em uma bancada de tubulações, com diâmetros de 20, 25 e 32 mm, onde foram medidas as perdas de carga em curvas de 90°, cotovelos de 45° e 90° e registros de esfera. Para cada peça, foi determinada a perda de carga gerada pelos r...

  16. Nonlinear System Analysis in Bipolar Integrated Circuits.

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    1980-01-01

    H2 (fl,f 6), H2 (f2,f4), and H2 (f3,f4) are all equal, Equation (7-8) can be written as v M(t) = mA2 H2 (fl’-f 2) cos[27(f ,-f2)t] (7-9) The AF...and R. A. AMADORI: Micro- wave Interference Effect in Bipolar Transistors, IEEE Trans. EMC, Vol. EMC-17, pp. 216-219, November 1975. 55. KAPLAN , G

  17. Thought Suppression in Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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    Miklowitz, David J.; Alatiq, Yousra; Geddes, John R.; Goodwin, Guy M.; Williams, J. Mark G.

    2010-01-01

    Suppression of negative thoughts has been observed under experimental conditions among patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) but has never been examined among patients with bipolar disorder (BD). Patients with BD (n = 36), patients with MDD (n = 20), and healthy controls (n = 20) completed a task that required unscrambling 6-word strings into 5-word sentences, leaving out 1 word. The extra word allowed the sentences to be completed in a negative, neutral, or ?hyperpositive? (manic/goa...

  18. The Boomerang Nebula: a highly polarized bipolar

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    Taylor, K.N.R.; Scarrott, S.M.

    1980-01-01

    An optical linear polarization map of a bipolar nebula is presented. Polarizations of approximately 60 per cent are observed in the optically thin lobes. The map leads to a geometry of the object consisting of a central star with an equatorial disc of dust and optically thin lobes illuminated by the central star. The grains in the disc are aligned. The object is a protoplanetary nebula. (author)

  19. Bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery development

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    Koehler, C. W.; Applewhite, A. Z.; Hall, A. M.; Russell, P. G.

    1985-01-01

    A comparison of the bipolar Ni-H2 battery with other energy systems to be used in future high-power space systems is presented. The initial design for the battery under the NASA-sponsored program is described and the candidate stack components are evaluated, including electrodes, separator, electrolyte reservoir plate, and recombination sites. The compressibility of the cell elements, electrolyte activation, and thermal design are discussed. Manufacturing and prototype test results are summarized.

  20. Smartphone based treatment in bipolar disorder

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    Faurholt-Jepsen, M; Frost, M.; Bardram, J.E.

    2016-01-01

    During this symposium, results from a randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of smartphone based electronic self-monitoring on the severity of depressive and manic symptoms will be presented and discussed.Further, we will present and discuss the use of automatically generated...... objective smartphone data on behavioral activities (eg social activities, mobility and physical activity) as electronic biomarkers of illness activity in bipolar disorder....

  1. Pituitary gland volumes in bipolar disorder.

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    Clark, Ian A; Mackay, Clare E; Goodwin, Guy M

    2014-12-01

    Bipolar disorder has been associated with increased Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis function. The mechanism is not well understood, but there may be associated increases in pituitary gland volume (PGV) and these small increases may be functionally significant. However, research investigating PGV in bipolar disorder reports mixed results. The aim of the current study was twofold. First, to assess PGV in two novel samples of patients with bipolar disorder and matched healthy controls. Second, to perform a meta-analysis comparing PGV across a larger sample of patients and matched controls. Sample 1 consisted of 23 established patients and 32 matched controls. Sample 2 consisted of 39 medication-naïve patients and 42 matched controls. PGV was measured on structural MRI scans. Seven further studies were identified comparing PGV between patients and matched controls (total n; 244 patients, 308 controls). Both novel samples showed a small (approximately 20mm(3) or 4%), but non-significant, increase in PGV in patients. Combining the two novel samples showed a significant association of age and PGV. Meta-analysis showed a trend towards a larger pituitary gland in patients (effect size: .23, CI: -.14, .59). While results suggest a possible small difference in pituitary gland volume between patients and matched controls, larger mega-analyses with sample sizes greater even than those used in the current meta-analysis are still required. There is a small but potentially functionally significant increase in PGV in patients with bipolar disorder compared to controls. Results demonstrate the difficulty of finding potentially important but small effects in functional brain disorders. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Bipolar disorder, a precursor of Parkinson's disease?

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    Tânia M.S. Novaretti

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder predominantly resulting from dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Some psychiatric disorders may have dopaminergic dysfunction as their substrate. We describe a well-documented case of Parkinson's disease associated with Bipolar Disorder. Although there is some knowledge about the association between these diseases, little is known about its pathophysiology and correlation. We believe that among various hypotheses, many neurotransmitters are linked to this pathophysiology.

  3. Medication therapy: adherence, knowledge and difficulties of elderly people from bipolar disorder Terapéutica medicamentosa: adhesión, conocimiento y dificultades de personas ancianas portadoras de trastorno bipolar Terapêutica medicamentosa: adesão, conhecimento e dificuldades de idosos com transtorno bipolar

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    Ligiane Paula da Cruz

    2011-08-01

    la auto-administración de los fármacos, los efectos colaterales y las dudas sobre la necesidad de los medicamentos. Se concluye que son necesarias inversiones en acciones educativas y de promoción de la adhesión que contemplen las dificultades experimentadas por los ancianos con TAB en el seguimiento de la fármacoterapia para garantizar la seguridad en la terapéutica medicamentosa.Este estudo teve como objetivo verificar a adesão, o conhecimento e as dificuldades de idosos com transtorno afetivo bipolar (TAB, em relação à terapêutica medicamentosa, prescrita para controle do referido transtorno. Participaram do estudo 17 idosos com TAB atendidos em um núcleo de saúde mental. Foram realizadas entrevista semiestruturada e aplicação de escalas. Os dados foram analisados com abordagem quali-quantitativa. Identificou-se baixo grau de adesão ao tratamento farmacológico e déficit no conhecimento sobre os medicamentos, especialmente sobre as doses e frequência de administração. Entre as dificuldades inerentes à farmacoterapia relataram-se: a obrigatoriedade da polifarmacoterapia, o desejo de encerrar o tratamento farmacológico, limitações na autoadministração dos fármacos, efeitos colaterais e dúvidas sobre a necessidade dos medicamentos. São necessários investimentos em ações educativas e de promoção da adesão que contemplem as dificuldades vivenciadas pelos idosos com TAB, no seguimento da farmacoterapia, para garantia de segurança na terapêutica medicamentosa.

  4. Recurrence and Relapse in Bipolar Mood Disorder

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    S Gh Mousavi

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in acute phase of bipolar mood disorder, patients often experience relapses or recurrent episodes. Hospitalization of patients need a great deal of financial and humanistic resources which can be saved through understanding more about the rate of relapse and factors affecting this rate. Methods: In a descriptive analytical study, 380 patients with bipolar disorder who were hospitalized in psychiatric emergency ward of Noor hospital, Isfahan, Iran, were followed. Each patient was considered for; the frequency of relapse and recurrence, kind of pharmachotherapy, presence of psychotherapeutic treatments, frequency of visits by psychiatrist and the rank of present episode. Results: The overall prevalence of recurrence was 42.2%. Recurrence was lower in patients using lithium carbonate or sodium valproate or combined therapy (about 40%, compared to those using carbamazepine (80%. Recurrence was higher in patients treated with only pharmacotherapy (44.5% compared to those treated with both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy (22.2%. Patients who were visited monthy by psychiatrist had lower rate of recurrence compared to those who had irregular visits. Conclusion: The higher rate of recurrence observed in carbamazepine therapy may be due to its adverse reactions and consequently poor compliance to this drug. Lower rates of recurrence with psychotherapy and regular visits may be related to the preventive effects of these procedures and especially to the effective management of stress. Keywords: Bipolar Mood Disorder, Recurrence, Relapse.

  5. Historical Underpinnings of Bipolar Disorder Diagnostic Criteria

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    Brittany L. Mason

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Mood is the changing expression of emotion and can be described as a spectrum. The outermost ends of this spectrum highlight two states, the lowest low, melancholia, and the highest high, mania. These mood extremes have been documented repeatedly in human history, being first systematically described by Hippocrates. Nineteenth century contemporaries Falret and Baillarger described two forms of an extreme mood disorder, with the validity and accuracy of both debated. Regardless, the concept of a cycling mood disease was accepted before the end of the 19th century. Kraepelin then described “manic depressive insanity” and presented his description of a full spectrum of mood dysfunction which could be exhibited through single episodes of mania or depression or a complement of many episodes of each. It was this concept which was incorporated into the first DSM and carried out until DSM-III, in which the description of episodic mood dysfunction was used to build a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Criticism of this approach is explored through discussion of the bipolar spectrum concept and some recent examinations of the clinical validity of these DSM diagnoses are presented. The concept of bipolar disorder in children is also explored.

  6. Formation of Bipolar Lobes by Jets

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    Soker, Noam

    2002-04-01

    I conduct an analytical study of the interaction of jets, or a collimated fast wind (CFW), with a previously blown asymptotic giant branch (AGB) slow wind. Such jets (or CFWs) are supposedly formed when a compact companion, a main-sequence star, or a white dwarf accretes mass from the AGB star, forms an accretion disk, and blows two jets. This type of flow, which I think shapes bipolar planetary nebulae (PNs), requires three-dimensional gasdynamical simulations, which are limited in the parameter space they can cover. By imposing several simplifying assumptions, I derive simple expressions which reproduce some basic properties of lobes in bipolar PNs and which can be used to guide future numerical simulations. I quantitatively apply the results to two proto-PNs. I show that the jet interaction with the slow wind can form lobes which are narrow close to, and far away from, the central binary system, and which are wider somewhere in between. Jets that are recollimated and have constant cross section can form cylindrical lobes with constant diameter, as observed in several bipolar PNs. Close to their source, jets blown by main-sequence companions are radiative; only further out they become adiabatic, i.e., they form high-temperature, low-density bubbles that inflate the lobes.

  7. The electrolysis time on electrosynthesis of hydroxyapatite with bipolar membrane

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    Nur, Adrian; Jumari, Arif; Budiman, Anatta Wahyu; Puspitaningtyas, Stella Febianti; Cahyaningrum, Suci; Nazriati, Nazriati; Fajaroh, Fauziatul

    2018-02-01

    The electrochemical method with bipolar membrane has been successfully used for the synthesis of hydroxyapatite. In this work, we have developed 2 chambers electrolysis system separated by a bipolar membrane. The membrane was used to separate cations (H+ ions produced by the oxidation of water at the anode) and anions (OH- ions produced by the reduction of water at the cathode). With this system, we have designed that OH- ions still stay in the anions chamber because OH- ions was very substantial in the hydroxyapatite particles formation. The aim of this paper was to compare the electrolysis time on electrosynthesis of hydroxyapatite with and without the bipolar membrane. The electrosynthesis was performed at 500 mA/cm2 for 0.5 to 2 hours at room temperature and under ultrasonic cleaner to void agglomeration with and without the bipolar membrane. The electrosynthesis of hydroxyapatite with the bipolar membrane more effective than without the bipolar membrane. The hydroxyapatite has been appeared at 0.5 h of the electrolysis time with the bipolar membrane (at the cathode chamber) while it hasn't been seen without the bipolar membrane. The bipolar membrane prevents OH- ions migrate to the cation chamber. The formation of HA becomes more effective because OH- ions just formed HA particle.

  8. Suprasensory phenomena in those with a bipolar disorder.

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    Parker, Gordon; Paterson, Amelia; Romano, Mia; Granville Smith, Isabelle

    2018-03-01

    To increase awareness of the sensory changes experienced during hypo/manic and depressive states by those with a bipolar disorder and determine if the prevalence of such features is similar across differing bipolar sub-types. We interviewed 66 patients who acknowledged sensory changes during hypo/manic states. They were allocated to bipolar I, bipolar II and soft bipolar diagnostic categories and the prevalence of 10 differing sensory changes was quantified during hypo/manic and depressive phases. Bipolar I patients were just as likely, if not more likely, to report suprasensory changes which typically involved enhancement of senses during hypo/manic phases and muting or blunting during depressive phases. The high prevalence of changes in intuition, empathy, appreciation of danger and predictive capacities suggests that these are more part of the intrinsic bipolar mood domain states and not necessarily suprasensory, while changes in primary senses of smell, taste, vision, touch and hearing appear to more commonly define the suprasensory domain. It is important for clinicians and patients with a bipolar disorder to be aware of non-psychotic, suprasensory phenomena. Identification of such features may aid diagnosis and also explain the recognised increased creativity in those with a bipolar condition.

  9. Coping and personality in older patients with bipolar disorder.

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    Schouws, Sigfried N T M; Paans, Nadine P G; Comijs, Hannie C; Dols, Annemiek; Stek, Max L

    2015-09-15

    Little is known about coping styles and personality traits in older bipolar patients. Adult bipolar patients show a passive coping style and higher neuroticism scores compared to the general population. Our aim is to investigate personality traits and coping in older bipolar patients and the relationship between coping and personality. 75 Older patients (age > 60) with bipolar I or II disorder in a euthymic mood completed the Utrecht Coping List and the NEO Personality Inventory FFI and were compared to normative data. Older bipolar patients show more passive coping styles compared to healthy elderly. Their personality traits are predominated by openness, in contrast conscientiousness and altruism are relatively sparse. Neuroticism was related to passive coping styles, whereas conscientiousness was related to an active coping style. Older bipolar patients have more passive coping styles. Their personality is characterized by openness and relatively low conscientiousness and altruism. Our sample represents a survival cohort; this may explain the differences in personality traits between older patients in this study and in adult bipolar patients in other studies. The association between coping styles and personality traits is comparable to reports of younger adult patients with bipolar disorder. Longitudinal studies are warranted to explore if coping and personality change with ageing in bipolar patients and to determine which coping style is most effective in preventing mood episodes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Group interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for bipolar depression.

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    Hoberg, Astrid A; Ponto, Julie; Nelson, Pamela J; Frye, Mark A

    2013-10-01

    To evaluate the feasibility of 2-week interpersonal and social rhythm therapy group (IPSRT-G) for bipolar depression. Participants with bipolar depression received two individual sessions, six IPSRT-G sessions, and a 12-week telephone call. The Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Clinician Rated (IDS-C), Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS), and Clinical Global Impressions-Bipolar Version (CGI-BP) were used. IDS-C and SDS scores improved significantly at 12 weeks. YMRS and CGI-BP scores improved but did not reach statistical significance. The promising antidepressive response supports further study of IPSRT-G for bipolar depression. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Significado de cargas no trabalho sob a ótica de operacionais de limpeza Meaning of workload on the view of cleaning professionals

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    Júlia Trevisan Martins

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o significado das cargas de trabalho para operacionais de limpeza de uma unidade de Emergência/Pronto Socorro e identificar as estratégias que eles utilizam como proteção as essas cargas. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo, exploratório qualitativo, com a participação de 12 operacionais de limpeza. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas e as falas submetidas à análise de conteúdo em suas etapas: leitura, determinação das unidades de registro e significações, codificação e classificação; tratamento e interpretação dos resultados obtidos. RESULTADOS: Emergiram três categorias: carga vivenciada no trabalho relacionada com a materialidade interna, carga vivenciada no trabalho relacionada com a materialidade externa e estratégias de enfrentamento utilizadas para amenizar e/ou prevenir as cargas no trabalho. CONCLUSÃO: Os profissionais conhecem parcialmente as cargas as quais estão expostos e enfrentam-nas individualmente.OBJECTIVE: To reveal the meaning of work operational loads on the operational cleaning Emergency Unit / Emergency and identify the strategies that they use as the protection these loads. METHOD: Descriptive, exploratory and qualitative, with 12 operational cleaning. Data collection was conducted through semi-structured interviews and statements submitted to content analysis in its phases: reading, register units and meanings, coding and classification; results treatment and interpreting. RESULTS: Three categories emerged: Work load related to internal materiality, work load related to external materiality, and coping strategies used to mitigate or prevent workloads. CONCLUSION: Professionals knew workloads partially and used self coping strategies.

  12. "Is it menopause or bipolar?": a qualitative study of the experience of menopause for women with bipolar disorder.

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    Perich, Tania; Ussher, Jane; Parton, Chloe

    2017-11-16

    Menopause can be a time of change for women and may be marked by disturbances in mood. For women living with a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, little is known about how they experience mood changes during menopause. This study aimed to explore how women with bipolar disorder constructed mood changes during menopause and how this impacted on treatment decisions. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with fifteen women who reported they had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Data was analysed using thematic analysis guided by a social constructionist framework. Themes identified included 'Constructions of mood change: menopause or bipolar disorder?',' Life events, bipolar disorder and menopause coming together'; 'Treatment choices for mood change during menopause'. The accounts suggested that women related to the experience of mood changes during menopause through the lens of their existing framework of bipolar disorder, with implications for understanding of self and treatment choices.

  13. Determinación en túnel aerodinámico de las cargas de viento sobre tres marquesinas

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    Blanco, Pedro Juan

    1981-12-01

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    Las marquesinas de las graderías de los estadios son estructuras sometidas básicamente a tres tipos de cargas: las debidas a su propio peso, las debidas a la nieve y las debidas a la acción del viento. La determinación de las dos primeras es relativamente sencilla y no expuesta a error; sin embargo, la determinación de las cargas producidas por la acción del viento es prácticamente inabordable por métodos teóricos y muy propensa a error si se hace por métodos simplificados, por lo que resulta casi imprescindible recurrir a su determinación práctica mediante ensayos en modelos a escala en túnel aerodinámico. Este trabajo presenta los resultados obtenidos en cuatro ensayos en modelo de tres marquesinas distintas, comparándolos con la estimación que se hubiera realizado si se hubiera atendido a los métodos simplificados de las normas en vigor.

  14. Incidencia de la carga inicial de pesticidas en fruta sobre los niveles residuales en aceites esenciales cítricos

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    María I Montti

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En Argentina, la producción cítrica es muy importante. Para el control de enfermedades y plagas en las quintas y empaques son utilizados diferentes pesticidas. Los objetivos de este estudio fueron: optimizar diferentes metodologías analíticas para la determi- nación de residuos de pesticidas en fruta y aceite esencial, y determinar el efecto de la carga inicial sobre los aceites esenciales obtenidos durante el proceso industrial. La calibración se llevó a cabo con matriz adicionada debido al efecto matriz. Los mé- todos propuestos fueron selectivos, precisos, exactos y sensibles. La concentración de residuos encontrados en fruta fresca varió dependiendo del lote y pesticida. La persistencia en fruta postlavada, aceite pulido y descerado fue distinta para cada analito. Se observó una ligera reducción de los residuos en el aceite descerado debido probablemente a la partición de los mismos en la fase cerosa. Los resultados muestran que la carga inicial en la fruta es significante.

  15. Modelo no lineal en elementos finitos para muros livianos con entramados de acero sujetos a carga lateral

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    Carlos Andrés Gaviria M.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados de una investigación que tuvo como propósito modelar con elementos finitos el comportamiento a cargas laterales de los muros livianos compuestos de un entramado típico de acero para diferentes materiales de revestimiento. Se inició con la recopilación de información de ensayos de caracterización en los elementos del muro y las conexiones entre estos, a partir de esta información y la investigación realizada por [1] se construyó un modelo de elementos finitos que considera el comportamiento no lineal de las conexiones entre los elementos. Este modelo fue ajustado con la información de los ensayos ante carga lateral realizados en probetas a escala real para cinco configuraciones de revestimiento. En este proceso se encontraron grandes diferencias entre los parámetros del modelo ajustado y los iniciales que son atribuidas a la interacción entre los componentes del muro liviano. La validación del modelo se realizó prediciendo los resultados experimentales de una nueva configuración en la cual se combinan varios materiales, obteniendo un error del 6.9%. Este resultado indica una buena capacidad de predicción del modelo para otras posibles configuraciones de revestimiento.

  16. SHAPIRO EFFECT IN INDUCTIVE QUANTUM CIRCUITS WITH CHARGE DISCRETENESS EFECTO SHAPIRO EN CIRCUITOS CUÁNTICOS INDUCTIVOS CON CARGA DISCRETA

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    Kristopher Chandía Valenzuela

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT As it is known, quantum inductive circuits with charge discreteness show Bloch-like oscillations in electrical current under a dc external voltage. In this paper, the effect of a superimposed ac voltage in the circuit is considered. The Shapiro effect is found to be related to the existence of resonance. Surprisingly, in the limit of low frequency (no resonance, the electrical averaged current exists and has always the same sign. Eventually this allows for an experimental method to measure discrete charge effect in quantum mesoscopic circuits.RESUMEN Es sabido que circuitos cuánticos inductivos con carga discreta, cuando se someten a un voltaje continuo externo, presentan oscilaciones de Bloch en la corriente. En este trabajo se considera, además, la superposición de un voltaje alterno en el circuito. El efecto Shapiro, relacionado con la existencia de resonancias, es encontrado de modo explícito. Sorprendentemente, en el límite de bajas frecuencias (sin resonancia la corriente eléctrica promediada existe y tiene siempre el mismo signo. Eventualmente, esto entrega un método experimental para medir los efectos de la discretización de la carga en circuitos cuánticos mesosocópicos.

  17. The bipolarity of light and dark: A review on Bipolar Disorder and circadian cycles.

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    Abreu, T; Bragança, M

    2015-10-01

    Bipolar Disorder is characterized by episodes running the full mood spectrum, from mania to depression. Between mood episodes, residual symptoms remain, as sleep alterations, circadian cycle disturbances, emotional deregulation, cognitive impairment and increased risk for comorbidities. The present review intends to reflect about the most recent and relevant information concerning the biunivocal relation between bipolar disorder and circadian cycles. It was conducted a literature search on PubMed database using the search terms "bipolar", "circadian", "melatonin", "cortisol", "body temperature", "Clock gene", "Bmal1 gene", "Per gene", "Cry gene", "GSK3β", "chronotype", "light therapy", "dark therapy", "sleep deprivation", "lithum" and "agomelatine". Search results were manually reviewed, and pertinent studies were selected for inclusion as appropriate. Several studies support the relationship between bipolar disorder and circadian cycles, discussing alterations in melatonin, body temperature and cortisol rhythms; disruption of sleep/wake cycle; variations of clock genes; and chronotype. Some therapeutics for bipolar disorder directed to the circadian cycles disturbances are also discussed, including lithium carbonate, agomelatine, light therapy, dark therapy, sleep deprivation and interpersonal and social rhythm therapy. This review provides a summary of an extensive research for the relevant literature on this theme, not a patient-wise meta-analysis. In the future, it is essential to achieve a better understanding of the relation between bipolar disorder and the circadian system. It is required to establish new treatment protocols, combining psychotherapy, therapies targeting the circadian rhythms and the latest drugs, in order to reduce the risk of relapse and improve affective behaviour. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Cognitive vulnerability to bipolar disorder in offspring of parents with bipolar disorder.

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    Pavlickova, Hana; Turnbull, Oliver; Bentall, Richard P

    2014-11-01

    Bipolar disorder is a highly heritable illness, with a positive family history robustly predictive of its onset. It follows that studying biological children of parents with bipolar disorder may provide information about developmental pathways to the disorder. Moreover, such studies may serve as a useful test of theories that attribute a causal role in the development of mood disorders to psychological processes. Psychological style (including self-esteem, coping style with depression, domain-specific risk-taking, sensation-seeking, sensitivity to reward and punishment, and hypomanic personality and cognition) was assessed in 30 offspring of bipolar parents and 30 children of well parents. Parents of both child groups completed identical assessments. Although expected differences between parents with bipolar disorder and well parents were detected (such as low self-esteem, increased rumination, high sensitivity to reward and punishment), offspring of bipolar parents were, as a group, not significantly different from well offspring, apart from a modest trend towards lower adaptive coping. When divided into affected and non-affected subgroups, both groups of index children showed lower novelty-seeking. Only affected index children showed lower self-esteem, increased rumination, sensitivity to punishment, and hypomanic cognitions. Notably, these processes were associated with symptoms of depression. Psychological abnormalities in index offspring were associated with having met diagnostic criteria for psychiatric illnesses and the presence of mood symptoms, rather than preceding them. Implications of the present findings for our understanding of the development of bipolar disorder, as well as for informing early interventions, are discussed. © 2014 The British Psychological Society.

  19. Bipolar disorder and age-related functional impairment Prejuízo funcional associado à idade e transtorno bipolar

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Although bipolar disorder is a major contributor to functional impairment worldwide, an independent impact of bipolar disorder and ageing on functioning has yet to be demonstrated. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of bipolar disorder on age-related functional status using matched controls as a standard. METHOD: One-hundred patients with bipolar disorder and matched controls were evaluated for disability. Age-related effects controlled for confounders were cross-sectionally evaluated. RESULTS: Patients were significantly more impaired than controls. Regression showed effects for aging in both groups. The effect, size, however, was significantly stronger in patients. CONCLUSION: Bipolar disorder was an important effect modifier of the age impact on functioning. While a longitudinal design is needed to effectively demonstrate this different impact, this study further depicts bipolar disorder as a chronic and progressively impairing illness.OBJETIVO: O transtorno bipolar é responsável por importante parcela do prejuízo funcional ao redor do mundo. Um efeito independente do transtorno bipolar e da idade no funcionamento ainda não foi demonstrado. O presente estudo tem o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do transtorno bipolar no prejuízo funcional relacionado à idade, com controles pareados como padrão. MÉTODO: Cem pacientes com transtorno bipolar e controles pareados foram avaliados para incapacidade. Efeitos relacionados à idade, com controle para confundidores, foram investigados. RESULTADOS: Pacientes tiveram significativamente mais prejuízo que controles. A regressão mostrou efeito para a idade em ambos os grupos, e o efeito foi significativamente mais forte nos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: O transtorno bipolar foi um importante modificador de efeito no impacto da idade no funcionamento. Enquanto um desenho de estudo longitudinal é necessário para efetivamente demonstrar este impacto diferencial, este

  20. Estudio de la conciliación del área personal, familiar y profesional en enfermeras/os hospitalarios con cargas familiares

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    Las familias y las mujeres en particular, que trabajan fuera del hogar, necesitan conciliar no solo el trabajo y las responsabilidades familiares, también el área personal o tiempo dedicado a sí mismas. La profesión enfermera, mayoritariamente femenina y con una elevada carga física y emocional, resulta el marco idóneo para estudiar cómo se concilia el área personal, familiar y profesional, así como los aspectos que influyen en la conciliación. Hemos estudiado a las enfermeras/os con cargas ...

  1. El papel del pastoreo en la reducción de la carga de combustible en los bosques de la Vall d'Alinyà

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    Títol variant: The role of extensive ranching in reducing fuel loads in the forests of the Alinyà Valley Este estudio pretende mostrar como una gestión mediante pastura extensiva puede ayudar entre otros beneficios ecológicos y sociales a disminuir la carga de combustible forestal, reducir el riesgo de incendios y mejorar la biodiversidad. El objetivo principal es determinar si la ganadería extensiva es una opción viable como método reductor de la carga combustible en los bosques de la Val...

  2. Análisis de la exposición al riesgo por levantamiento manual de cargas en condiciones de alta variabilidad

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    Álvarez Casado, Enrique

    2013-01-01

    El levantamiento manual de cargas es un requerimiento de trabajo muy frecuente en Europa y su exposición puede originar importantes daños a la salud, comportando un gran coste socio-económico. En esta investigación, mediante la valoración de expertos y delegados de prevención, se caracterizan las exposiciones a levantamientos manuales de cargas más presentes en las empresas y las prácticas comunes para su evaluación. Se analiza la validez, las limitaciones y la aplicabilidad de los modelos...

  3. Cuidadores familiares de personas con enfermedad crónica en las regiones de frontera colombiana: perfil y carga percibida de cuidado

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    Arias-Rojas, Mauricio; Barrera-Ortiz, Lucy; Mabel-Carrillo, Gloria; Chaparro-Díaz, Lorena; Sánchez-Herrera, Beatriz; Vargas-Rosero, Elizabeth

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    Antecedentes.En situaciones de enfermedad crónica, la familia es el principal apoyo para las personas enfermas. Si bien el sistema de salud no siempre reconoce a los cuidadores familiares, ellos dedican la mayor parte del tiempo al cuidado de sus seres queridos y se infiere que, en las regiones de frontera, debe ser más complejo asumir esta labor, lo cual supone una mayor carga para ellos. Objetivo. Comparar las características sociodemográficas y el nivel de carga percibido por los cuidadore...

  4. Estudo do comportamento de materiais não convencionais utilizados como revestimento de paredes, visando à redução da carga térmica.

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    Sousa, Vívian Aparecida Lima

    2012-01-01

    A presente dissertação estudou o compartamento térmico, físico e mecânico das argamassas de revestimentos compostas por gesso puro, gesso/EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer) e gesso/vermiculita aplicadas nas superficies das paredes de edificação visando à redução da carga térmica relativamente às paredes convencionais constituídas de tijolos de cerâmica e argamassas de cimento-areia, tomadas como referência. O objetivo foi obter um material capaz de reduzir a carga térmica e, por conseguin...

  5. Provas de cargas estáticas instrumentadas em profundidade em estacas escavadas de grande diâmetro (Estações).

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    Danilo Costa de França

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    Objetivou-se estudar o comportamento de estacas escavadas de grande diâmetro em uma obra de um Shopping Center na cidade de São Paulo. As estacas foram submetidas a carregamentos axiais de compressão, sendo que as estacas foram instrumentadas em profundidade. Utilizou-se de teorias amplamente conhecidas no meio técnico com o propósito de interpretar as curvas carga vs recalque, obtendo-se resultados como os diagramas de transferência de carga ao longo do fuste e atrito lateral unitário, gráfi...

  6. Factores de riesgo desencadenantes de patologías comunes y laborales en conductores de carga en una empresa transportadora de hidrocarburos en Colombia 2016

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    Ovalle Izquierdo, Ingrid Nathalia; Sotelo Zalamea, Luis Daniel

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    RESUMEN INTRODUCCIÓN En Colombia y el mundo entero el personal de transporte de carga es numeroso, y un grupo importante para la economía de cada país por su demandante trabajo, por lo que es necesario mejorar las condiciones del puesto de trabajo de los transportadores, para prevenir enfermedades o lesiones y controlar los factores de riesgo. Algunos de los riesgos que se han asociado a los conductores de carga son gases de escape, ruido por encima de los niveles permisibles, vibracion...

  7. Avaliação de ensaio molecular para determinação de carga viral em indivíduos sorologicamente negativos para o HIV-1

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    Pereira,José Moreira; Silva,Cirley Santos da; Porto,Luís Fernando Bruzzi; Póvoa,Luiz Gallotti; Moreira,Aline Santos; Alves,Jorge Roberto

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    O teste de carga viral foi concebido para acompanhar a evolução e o tratamento do paciente com diagnóstico confirmado de HIV-1. Contudo, sua especificidade diagnóstica não foi ainda avaliada em pessoas que apresentam um teste sorológico negativo. Mesmo assim, ele tem sido erroneamente utilizado para o diagnóstico da infecção primária pelo HIV-1. Este trabalho relata quatro pacientes em que a carga viral plasmática NucliSens (Organon Teknika) foi repetidamente positiva na ausência de anticorpo...

  8. ESPECTROS DE CARGA DE CAMIONES PARA EL ANALISIS Y DISEÑO DE PAVIMENTOS EN LA REGIÓN ANDINA COLOMBIANA

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    Full Text Available Para el adecuado dimensionamiento de las estructuras de pavimento, se requiere la estimación de los efectos agrupados de las cargas del tránsito, por lo cual se debe conocer el número y tipo de vehículos que circularán por la vía, así como la intensidad del peso y la configuración del eje que la aplica, aspecto que es abordado cuando se hace la caracterización del tránsito a través de espectros de carga. En razón de esto en el presente artículo se construyen espectros de la capacidad por tipo de eje de camiones para diferentes rutas y departamentos de la región andina colombiana, de igual forma se Identifican los porcentajes de sobrecarga y las zonas donde se sobrepasa el límite máximo de peso permitido, así como los tipos de productos transportados en condiciones de exceso de peso. Para esto, se realizaron veintiséis (26 operativos de pesaje móvil de camiones en distintos corredores de carga de la región andina en el año 2013, con lo cual se obtuvo una muestra de 94.132 ejes pesados, a partir de los cuales se agruparon las capacidades por cada tipo de eje y se determinaron sus respectivas frecuencias de arrumaje. Los resultados encontrados indicaron que el eje sencillo direccional de llanta sencilla presenta un solo pico máximo con cierto grado de asimetría, el cual se encuentra regularmente por debajo de la carga máxima legal establecida para este tipo de eje, Por otro lado, los ejes sencillo de llanta doble presentan una bimodalidad con dos picos máximos muy parejos, uno en el sentido de las cargas bajas y el otro en el sentido de las cargas altas, mientras que los ejes tándem y tridem de llanta doble presentan una bimodalidad caracterizada por el predominio de un pico máximo absoluto del lado de las cargas altas lo que indica que los camiones están circulando con carga al límite permitido.

  9. Bipolar polygenic loading and bipolar spectrum features in major depressive disorder

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    Wiste, Anna; Robinson, Elise B; Milaneschi, Yuri; Meier, Sandra; Ripke, Stephan; Clements, Caitlin C; Fitzmaurice, Garrett M; Rietschel, Marcella; Penninx, Brenda W; Smoller, Jordan W; Perlis, Roy H

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    Objectives Family and genetic studies indicate overlapping liability for major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. The purpose of this study was to determine whether this shared genetic liability influences clinical presentation. Methods A polygenic risk score for bipolar disorder, derived from a large genome-wide association meta-analysis, was generated for each subject of European–American ancestry (n = 1,274) in the Sequential Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression study (STAR*D) outpatient major depressive disorder cohort. A hypothesis-driven approach was used to test for association between bipolar disorder risk score and features of depression associated with bipolar disorder in the literature. Follow-up analyses were performed in two additional cohorts. Results A generalized linear mixed model including seven features hypothesized to be associated with bipolar spectrum illness was significantly associated with bipolar polygenic risk score [F = 2.07, degrees of freedom (df) = 7, p = 0.04). Features included early onset, suicide attempt, recurrent depression, atypical depression, subclinical mania, subclinical psychosis, and severity. Post-hoc univariate analyses demonstrated that the major contributors to this omnibus association were onset of illness at age ≤ 18 years [odds ratio (OR) = 1.2, p = 0.003], history of suicide attempt (OR = 1.21, p = 0.03), and presence of at least one manic symptom (OR = 1.16, p = 0.02). The maximal variance in these traits explained by polygenic score ranged from 0.8–1.1%. However, analyses in two replication cohorts testing a five feature model did not support this association. Conclusions Bipolar genetic loading appeared to be associated with bipolar-like presentation in major depressive disorder in the primary analysis. However, results are at most inconclusive because of lack of replication. Replication efforts are challenged by different ascertainment and assessment strategies in the different cohorts

  10. Methodological recommendations for cognition trials in bipolar disorder by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Targeting Cognition Task Force

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    Miskowiak, K W; Burdick, K E; Martinez-Aran, A

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To aid the development of treatment for cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder, the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) convened a task force to create a consensus-based guidance paper for the methodology and design of cognition trials in bipolar disorder. METHODS...... of treatments to illness stage and using a multimodal approach. CONCLUSIONS: This ISBD task force guidance paper provides the first consensus-based recommendations for cognition trials in bipolar disorder. Adherence to these recommendations will likely improve the sensitivity in detecting treatment efficacy...

  11. Six years of evidence-based adult dissection tonsillectomy with ultrasonic scalpel, bipolar electrocautery, bipolar radiofrequency or 'cold steel' dissection.

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    Ragab, S M

    2012-10-01

    To conduct an adequately powered, prospective, randomised, controlled trial comparing adult dissection tonsillectomy using either ultrasonic scalpel, bipolar electrocautery, bipolar radiofrequency or 'cold steel' dissection. Three hundred patients were randomised into four tonsillectomy technique groups. The operative time, intra-operative bleeding, post-operative pain, tonsillar fossa healing, return to full diet, return to work and post-operative complications were recorded. The bipolar radiofrequency group had a shorter mean operative time. The mean intra-operative blood loss during bipolar radiofrequency tonsillectomy was significantly less compared with cold dissection and ultrasonic scalpel tonsillectomy. Pain scores were significantly higher after bipolar electrocautery tonsillectomy. Patients undergoing bipolar electrocautery tonsillectomy required significantly more days to return to full diet and work. The bipolar electrocautery group showed significantly reduced tonsillar fossa healing during the first and second post-operative weeks. In this adult series, bipolar radiofrequency tonsillectomy was superior to ultrasonic, bipolar electrocautery and cold dissection tonsillectomies. This method combines the advantages of 'hot' and 'cold' tonsillectomy.

  12. Is impulsivity a common trait in bipolar and unipolar disorders?

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    Henna, Elaine; Hatch, John P; Nicoletti, Mark; Swann, Alan C; Zunta-Soares, Giovana; Soares, Jair C

    2013-03-01

      Impulsivity is increased in bipolar and unipolar disorders during episodes and is associated with substance abuse disorders and suicide risk. Impulsivity between episodes predisposes to relapses and poor therapeutic compliance. However, there is little information about impulsivity during euthymia in mood disorders. We sought to investigate trait impulsivity in euthymic bipolar and unipolar disorder patients, comparing them to healthy individuals and unaffected relatives of bipolar disorder patients.   Impulsivity was evaluated by the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11A) in 54 bipolar disorder patients, 25 unipolar disorder patients, 136 healthy volunteers, and 14 unaffected relatives. The BIS-11A mean scores for all four groups were compared through the Games-Howell test for all possible pairwise combinations. Additionally, we compared impulsivity in bipolar and unipolar disorder patients with and without a history of suicide attempt and substance abuse disorder.   Bipolar and unipolar disorder patients scored significantly higher than the healthy controls and unaffected relatives on all measures of the BIS-11A except for attentional impulsivity. On the attentional impulsivity measures there were no differences among the unaffected relatives and the bipolar and unipolar disorder groups, but all three of these groups scored higher than the healthy participant group. There was no difference in impulsivity between bipolar and unipolar disorder subjects with and without suicide attempt. However, impulsivity was higher among bipolar and unipolar disorder subjects with past substance use disorder compared to patients without such a history.   Questionnaire-measured impulsivity appears to be relatively independent of mood state in bipolar and unipolar disorder patients; it remains elevated in euthymia and is higher in individuals with past substance abuse. Elevated attentional and lower non-planning impulsivity in unaffected relatives of bipolar disorder

  13. The bipolar puzzle, adding new pieces. Factors associated with bipolar disorder, Genetic and environmental influences

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    van der Schot, A.C.

    2009-01-01

    The focus of this thesis is twofold. The first part will discuss the structural brain abnormalities and schoolperformance associated with bipolar disorder and the influence of genetic and/or environmental factors to this association. It is part of a large twin study investigating several potential

  14. [Bipolar disorders and anorexia nervosa: A clinical study].

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    Valentin, M; Radon, L; Duclos, J; Curt, F; Godart, N

    2018-06-20

    Anorexia nervosa is often accompanied by comorbid mood disorders, in particular depression, but individual or family history of bipolar disorders has not frequently been explored in anorexia nervosa. The objectives of the present study were: (1) to assess the frequency of bipolar disorders in patients with anorexia nervosa hospitalized in adolescence and in their parents, (2) to determine whether the patients with a personal or family history of bipolar disorders present particular characteristics in the way in which anorexia nervosa manifests itself, in their medical history, in the secondary diagnoses established, and in the treatments prescribed. Overall, 97 female patients aged 13 to 20 hospitalized for anorexia nervosa and their parents were assessed. The diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and bipolar disorders were established on the basis of DSM-IV-TR criteria. A high frequency of type II and type V bipolar disorders was observed. The patients with anorexia nervosa and presenting personal or family histories of bipolar disorder had an earlier onset of anorexia nervosa, more numerous hospitalizations, a longer time-lapse between anorexia nervosa onset and hospitalization, more suicide attempts and more psychiatric comorbidities. The occurrence of anorexia nervosa-bipolar disorders comorbidity appears to be considerable and linked to the severity of anorexia nervosa, raising the issue of the relationship between anorexia nervosa and bipolar disorders. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  15. Treatment outcomes of acute bipolar depressive episode with psychosis.

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    Caldieraro, Marco Antonio; Dufour, Steven; Sylvia, Louisa G; Gao, Keming; Ketter, Terence A; Bobo, William V; Walsh, Samantha; Janos, Jessica; Tohen, Mauricio; Reilly-Harrington, Noreen A; McElroy, Susan L; Shelton, Richard C; Bowden, Charles L; Deckersbach, Thilo; Nierenberg, Andrew A

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    The impact of psychosis on the treatment of bipolar depression is remarkably understudied. The primary aim of this study was to compare treatment outcomes of bipolar depressed individuals with and without psychosis. The secondary aim was to compare the effect of lithium and quetiapine, each with adjunctive personalized treatments (APTs), in the psychotic subgroup. We assessed participants with DSM-IV bipolar depression included in a comparative effectiveness study of lithium and quetiapine with APTs (the Bipolar CHOICE study). Severity was assessed by the Bipolar Inventory of Symptoms Scale (BISS) and by the Clinical Global Impression Scale-Severity-Bipolar Version (CGI-S-BP). Mixed models were used to assess the course of symptom change, and Cox regression survival analysis was used to assess the time to remission. Psychotic features were present in 10.6% (n = 32) of the depressed participants (n = 303). Those with psychotic features had higher scores on the BISS before (75.2 ± 17.6 vs. 54.9 ± 16.3; P Bipolar depressive episodes with psychotic features are more severe, and compared to nonpsychotic depressions, present a similar course of improvement. Given the small number of participants presenting psychosis, the lack of statistically significant difference between lithium- and quetiapine-based treatment of psychotic bipolar depressive episodes needs replication in a larger sample. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. The CBCL Bipolar Profile and Attention, Mood, and Behavior Dysregulation

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    Doerfler, Leonard A.; Connor, Daniel F.; Toscano, Peter F.

    2011-01-01

    Biederman and colleagues reported that a CBCL profile identified youngsters who were diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Some studies found that this CBCL profile does not reliably identify children who present with bipolar disorder, but nonetheless this CBCL does identify youngsters with severe dysfunction. However, the nature of the impairment of…

  17. Family environment patterns in families with bipolar children.

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    Belardinelli, Cecilia; Hatch, John P; Olvera, Rene L; Fonseca, Manoela; Caetano, Sheila C; Nicoletti, Mark; Pliszka, Steven; Soares, Jair C

    2008-04-01

    We studied the characteristics of family functioning in bipolar children and healthy comparison children. We hypothesized that the family environment of bipolar children would show greater levels of dysfunction as measured by the Family Environment Scale (FES). We compared the family functioning of 36 families that included a child with DSM-IV bipolar disorder versus 29 comparison families that included only healthy children. All subjects and their parents were assessed with the K-SADS-PL interview. The parents completed the FES to assess their current family functioning. Multivariate analysis of variance was used to compare the family environment of families with and without offspring with bipolar disorder. Parents of bipolar children reported lower levels of family cohesion (pfamilies where a parent had a history of mood disorders compared to families where parents had no history of mood disorders. Length of illness in the affected child was inversely associated with family cohesion (r=-0.47, p=0.004). Due to the case-control design of the study, we cannot comment on the development of these family problems or attribute their cause specifically to child bipolar disorder. Families with bipolar children show dysfunctional patterns related to interpersonal interactions and personal growth. A distressed family environment should be addressed when treating children with bipolar disorder.

  18. People-Things and Data-Ideas: Bipolar Dimensions?

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    Tay, Louis; Su, Rong; Rounds, James

    2011-01-01

    We examined a longstanding assumption in vocational psychology that people-things and data-ideas are bipolar dimensions. Two minimal criteria for bipolarity were proposed and examined across 3 studies: (a) The correlation between opposite interest types should be negative; (b) after correcting for systematic responding, the correlation should be…

  19. Bipolar Disorder: not only in the Brain - immunological aspects

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    E.M. Knijff (Esther)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractThe main objective of this thesis was to obtain more insight in the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder by investigating various aberrancies in the immune system of patients with bipolar disorder. In Chapter 1 some general concepts, important for the

  20. Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Evidence for Prodromal States and Early Markers

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    Luby, Joan L.; Navsaria, Neha

    2010-01-01

    Background: Childhood bipolar disorder remains a controversial but increasingly diagnosed disorder that is associated with significant impairment, chronic course and treatment resistance. Therefore, the search for prodromes or early markers of risk for later childhood bipolar disorder may be of great importance for prevention and/or early…

  1. Olfactocentric Paralimbic Cortex Morphology in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder

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    Wang, Fei; Kalmar, Jessica H.; Womer, Fay Y.; Edmiston, Erin E.; Chepenik, Lara G.; Chen, Rachel; Spencer, Linda; Blumberg, Hilary P.

    2011-01-01

    The olfactocentric paralimbic cortex plays a critical role in the regulation of emotional and neurovegetative functions that are disrupted in core features of bipolar disorder. Adolescence is thought to be a critical period in both the maturation of the olfactocentric paralimbic cortex and in the emergence of bipolar disorder pathology. Together,…

  2. Bipolar Disorder in Children: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists

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    Quattlebaum, Patricia D.; Grier, Betsy C.; Klubnik, Cynthia

    2012-01-01

    In the United States, bipolar disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis in children, and these children can present with severe behavior problems and emotionality. Many studies have documented the frequent coexistence of behavior disorders and speech-language disorders. Like other children with behavior disorders, children with bipolar disorder…

  3. Precursors in adolescence of adult-onset bipolar disorder.

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    Hiyoshi, Ayako; Sabet, Julia A; Sjöqvist, Hugo; Melinder, Carren; Brummer, Robert J; Montgomery, Scott

    2017-08-15

    Although the estimated contribution of genetic factors is high in bipolar disorder, environmental factors may also play a role. This Swedish register-based cohort study of men examined if physical and psychological characteristics in late adolescence, including factors previously linked with bipolar disorder (body mass index, asthma and allergy), are associated with subsequent bipolar disorder in adulthood. Unipolar depression and anxiety are analysed as additional outcomes to identify bipolar disorder-specific associations. A total of 213,693 men born between 1952 and 1956, who participated in compulsory military conscription assessments in late adolescence were followed up to 2009, excluding men with any psychiatric diagnoses at baseline. Cox regression estimated risk of bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety in adulthood associated with body mass index, asthma, allergy, muscular strength stress resilience and cognitive function in adolescence. BMI, asthma and allergy were not associated with bipolar disorder. Higher grip strength, cognitive function and stress resilience were associated with a reduced risk of bipolar disorder and the other disease outcomes. The sample consisted only of men; even though the characteristics in adolescence pre-dated disease onset, they may have been the consequence of prodromal disease. Associations with body mass index and asthma found by previous studies may be consequences of bipolar disorder or its treatment rather than risk factors. Inverse associations with all the outcome diagnoses for stress resilience, muscular strength and cognitive function may reflect general risks for these psychiatric disorders or intermediary factors. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. The Enigma of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

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    Hatchett, Gregory T.

    2009-01-01

    In the past decade, there has been a proliferation in the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Except in rare cases, the young people who receive this diagnosis do not meet the strict diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder I or II in the DSM-IV-TR. Many pediatric psychiatrists insist there are important development…

  5. Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Management of Mixed States in Bipolar Disorder.

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    Fagiolini, Andrea; Coluccia, Anna; Maina, Giuseppe; Forgione, Rocco N; Goracci, Arianna; Cuomo, Alessandro; Young, Allan H

    2015-09-01

    Approximately 40% of patients with bipolar disorder experience mixed episodes, defined as a manic state with depressive features, or manic symptoms in a patient with bipolar depression. Compared with bipolar patients without mixed features, patients with bipolar mixed states generally have more severe symptomatology, more lifetime episodes of illness, worse clinical outcomes and higher rates of comorbidities, and thus present a significant clinical challenge. Most clinical trials have investigated second-generation neuroleptic monotherapy, monotherapy with anticonvulsants or lithium, combination therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Neuroleptic drugs are often used alone or in combination with anticonvulsants or lithium for preventive treatment, and ECT is an effective treatment for mixed manic episodes in situations where medication fails or cannot be used. Common antidepressants have been shown to worsen mania symptoms during mixed episodes without necessarily improving depressive symptoms; thus, they are not recommended during mixed episodes. A greater understanding of pathophysiological processes in bipolar disorder is now required to provide a more accurate diagnosis and new personalised treatment approaches. Targeted, specific treatments developed through a greater understanding of bipolar disorder pathophysiology, capable of affecting the underlying disease processes, could well prove to be more effective, faster acting, and better tolerated than existing therapies, therefore providing better outcomes for individuals affected by bipolar disorder. Until such time as targeted agents are available, second-generation neuroleptics are emerging as the treatment of choice in the management of mixed states in bipolar disorder.

  6. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder

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    Reilly-Harrington, Noreen A.; Knauz, Robert O.

    2005-01-01

    This article describes the application of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to the treatment of rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Between 10% and 24% of bipolar patients experience a rapid cycling course, with 4 or more mood episodes occurring per year. Characterized by nonresponse to standard mood-stabilizing medications, rapid cyclers are…

  7. Tiagabine in treatment refractory bipolar disorder : a clinical case series

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    Suppes, T; Chisholm, KA; Dhavale, D; Frye, MA; Atshuler, LL; McElroy, SL; Keck, PE; Nolen, WA; Kupka, R; Denicoff, KD; Leverich, GS; Rush, AJ; Post, RM

    2002-01-01

    Objectives: Anticonvulsants have provided major treatment advances for patients with bipolar disorder. Many of these drugs, including several with proven efficacy in bipolar mania or depression, enhance the activity of the gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitter system. A new

  8. The Dutch Bipolar Offspring Study : 12-Year Follow-Up

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    Mesman, Esther; Nolen, Willem A.; Reichart, Catrien G.; Wals, Marjolein; Hillegers, Manon N. J.

    Objective: Offspring of bipolar parents have a genetically increased risk of developing mood disorders. In a longitudinal study, the authors followed a bipolar offspring cohort from adolescence into adulthood to determine the onset, prevalence, and early course of mood disorders and other

  9. The poor prognosis of childhood-onset bipolar disorder

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    Leverich, Gabriele S.; Post, Robert M.; Keck, Paul E.; Altshuler, Lori L.; Frye, Mark A.; Kupka, Ralph W.; Nolen, Willem A.; Suppes, Trisha; McElroy, Susan L.; Grunze, Heinz; Denicoff, Kirk; Moravec, Maria K. M.; Luckenbaugh, David

    Objective We examined age of onset of bipolar disorder as a potential course-of-iflness modifier with the hypothesis that early onset will engender more severe illness. Study design A total of 480 carefully diagnosed adult outpatients with bipolar disorder (mean age, 42.5 +/- 11.6 years) were

  10. Risk Factors of Attempted Suicide in Bipolar Disorder

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    Cassidy, Frederick

    2011-01-01

    Suicide rates of bipolar patients are among the highest of any psychiatric disorder, and improved identification of risk factors for attempted and completed suicide translates into improved clinical outcome. Factors that may be predictive of suicidality in an exclusively bipolar population are examined. White race, family suicide history, and…

  11. [Differences in Subjective Experience Between Unipolar and Bipolar Depression].

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    Fierro, Marco; Bustos, Andrés; Molina, Carlos

    2016-01-01

    It is important to make distinction between bipolar and unipolar depression because treatment and prognosis are different. Since the diagnosis of the two conditions is purely clinical, find symptomatic differences is useful. Find differences in subjective experience (first person) between unipolar and bipolar depression. Phenomenological-oriented qualitative exploratory study of 12 patients (7 with bipolar depression and 5 with unipolar depression, 3 men and 9 women). We used a semi-structured interview based on Examination of Anomalous Self-Experience (EASE). The predominant mood in bipolar depression is emotional dampening, in unipolar is sadness. The bodily experience in bipolar is of a heavy, tired body; an element that inserts between the desires of acting and performing actions and becomes an obstacle to the movement. In unipolar is of a body that feels more comfortable with the stillness than activity, like laziness of everyday life. Cognition and the stream of consciousness: in bipolar depression, compared with unipolar, thinking is slower, as if to overcome obstacles in their course. There are more difficult to understand what is heard or read. Future perspective: in bipolar depression, hopelessness is stronger and broader than in unipolar, as if the very possibility of hope was lost. Qualitative differences in predominant mood, bodily experience, cognition and future perspective were found between bipolar and unipolar depression. Copyright © 2015 Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría. Publicado por Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  12. New types of bipolar fuzzy sets in -semihypergroups

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    Naveed Yaqoob

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The notion of bipolar fuzzy set was initiated by Lee (2000 as a generalization of the notion fuzzy sets and intuitionistic fuzzy sets, which have drawn attention of many mathematicians and computer scientists. In this paper, we initiate a study on bipolar ( , -fuzzy sets in -semihypergroups. By using the concept of bipolar ( , -fuzzy sets (Yaqoob and Ansari, 2013, we introduce the notion of bipolar ( , -fuzzy sub -semihypergroups (-hyperideals and bi--hyperideals and discuss some basic results on bipolar ( , -fuzzy sets in -semihypergroups. Furthermore, we define the bipolar fuzzy subset ,               and prove that if  ,       is a bipolar ( , -fuzzy sub -semihypergroup (resp., -hyperideal and bi--hyperideal of H; then ,               is also a bipolar ( , -fuzzy sub -semihypergroup (resp., -hyperideal and bi--hyperideal of H.

  13. Cortisol exposure, cognition and clinical course of bipolar disorder

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    Spijker, Anne Titia

    2012-01-01

    In this dissertation, we aimed to identify the influence of cortisol exposure and cognitive performance on the clinical course of bipolar disorder. Data regarding sociodemographics, disease characteristics and genetic analysis of the cortisol receptors, were collected of 366 patients with bipolar

  14. Carga de cáncer del departamento de Nariño y subregiones, Colombia, 2010

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    Elizabeth Trujillo-Montalvo

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    Full Text Available Resumen Objetivo: medir la carga de cáncer a partir del indicador Años de Vida Saludables Perdidos (avisa en el Departamento de Nariño y subregiones. Metodología: mediante el uso de avisa, identificar la carga de cáncer en el departamento de Nariño, 2010. Resultados: Los avisa por cáncer en el Departamento de Nariño destacan la emergencia de los tumores de estómago, cuello uterino, mama, próstata, colon y recto, tráquea/bronquios/pulmón, benignos, las leucemias y linfomas, asimismo una suma importante de años de vida perdidos por muerte prematura y de predominio en mujeres. Conclusiones: este es el primer estudio de carga por cáncer de un departamento en Colombia usando una metodología estandarizada, que contribuye al Plan de Salud Departamental de Nariño, Colombia 2013-2015 y al sistema de indicadores del Plan Decenal para el Control del Cáncer. Los cánceres, luego de las enfermedades cardiovasculares, son las causas más importantes de avisa dentro del grupo de enfermedades no transmisibles. Abstract Objective: to measure the burden of cancer using the indicator Disability Adjusted Life Years (dalys. Methodology: the use of the dalys indicator made it possible to identify the burden of cancer in the department of Nariño, 2010. Results: the dalysdue to cancer emphasize the emergency of stomach, cervix, breast, prostate, trachea/bronchus/lung, colon and rectum and benign tumors, as well as leukemias and lymphomas. Similarly, the indicator shows an important amount of years of life lost due to premature death along with a predominance of this issue among women. Conclusions: this is the first study of burden of cancer targeting a department in Colombia using a standardized methodology contributing to the Health Plan of the department of Nariño in Colombia during 2013-2015 and to the indicators system of the Cancer Control Ten-Year Plan. Cancer is ranked second only to cardiovascular diseases as the most important causes of

  15. Capacidad de carga de las transmisiones por tornillo sinfín y corona. // Load capacity of worm gears transmissions.

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    G. Rivero Llerena

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El uso de los reductores de velocidad comenzó a principios del siglo xx, su extensa difusión en el mundo actual permiteadquirirlos como unidades ensambladas a un costo relativamente bajo para la calidad del producto ofertado. Losantecedentes de este trabajo están en las investigaciones realizadas desde hace más de tres décadas en el ISPJAE. Lacreación de tecnologías propias sobre la base de estas investigaciones ha permitido la producción de reductores develocidad por tornillo sinfín con índices de calidad comparables con los índices de los reductores foráneos. El método dereconversión de reductores de velocidad que han quedado fuera de servicio, es utilizado en Cuba con resultadossatisfactorios a partir de la utilización de las carcasas originales. El presente trabajo pretende destacar la influencia de loserrores de contacto en la capacidad de carga de la transmisión por tornillo sinfín. Se brinda en esta ocasión, unprocedimiento para el cálculo automatizado de la superficie activa del diente de la rueda y se ofrece una expresión decálculo propia que permite pronosticar la capacidad de carga de la transmisión, a partir de la huella de contacto, encorrespondencia con los requisitos de contacto para un grado de precisión dado.Palabras claves: Capacidad de carga, huella de contacto, tornillo sinfín._____________________________________________________________________________Abstract.The use of worm gears transmissions started at the beginning of the 20th century and its wide spread use allow to purchaseas join units with low cost according to the product quality. Investigations that for more than thirty years took place at theISPJAE are the bases of this study. The Cuban technologies have permitted to produce worm gears with a comparablequality as foreign ones. The reconversion method for worm gears out of service is used in Cuba, and satisfactory results areobtained. In this paper are exposed the contact errors influence

  16. Capacidade de Suporte de Carga do Solo em Sistemas de Produção de Laranja Conservacionistas

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    Jonez Fidalski

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Sistemas conservacionistas em pomares de laranja podem aumentar a capacidade de suporte de carga do solo minimizando os seus riscos de compactação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade de suporte de carga por meio da pressão de preconsolidação e sua dependência a conteúdo de água, densidade e carbono orgânico de um Argissolo Vermelho distrófico latossólico, após 18 anos de implantação de plantas de cobertura permanentes nas entrelinhas de um pomar de laranja. O delineamento experimental foi de blocos ao acaso, com três repetições. Foram estudados três tratamentos de manejo por meio de roçadas nas entrelinhas do pomar, desde o plantio do pomar em 1993: gramínea Paspalum notatum, leguminosa Arachis pintoi e vegetação espontânea. Cento e oito amostras indeformadas de solo foram coletadas em 2011 sob o rodado e entrerrodado das máquinas nas estrelinhas do pomar com textura arenosa nas camadas de 0,00-0,10 m (87 g kg-1 de argila e 0,10-0,20 m (122 g kg-1 de argila. Determinaram-se as pressões de preconsolidação das curvas de compressão do solo (25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 e 1.600 kPa em conteúdos de água sob três potenciais (-80, -330 e -1.000 hPa, a densidade do solo e o teor de carbono orgânico do solo. A pressão de preconsolidação não foi dependente do conteúdo de água, da densidade do solo e do teor de carbono orgânico do solo. A pressão de preconsolidação sob o rodado na camada de 0,00-0,10 m foi menor nos tratamentos leguminosa e vegetação espontânea. A manutenção permanente da gramínea manejada com roçadas nas entrelinhas do pomar de laranja proporcionou maior capacidade de suporte de carga do solo sob o rodado na camada superficial arenosa.

  17. Análise da aceitação de aguardentes de cana por testes afetivos e mapa de preferência interno Acceptance evaluation of sugar cane brandy by sensorial affective tests and internal preference map

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    Helena Maria André Bolini CARDELLO

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available A aceitação de 11 amostras de aguardentes de cana envelhecidas e não envelhecidas foi avaliada por testes sensoriais afetivos e análises estatísticas uni e multivariada. As aguardentes estudadas compreenderam seis amostras comerciais de diferentes marcas, (sendo três não envelhecidas e três envelhecidas e ainda outras cinco amostras correspondentes a zero, 12, 24, 36 e 48 meses de envelhecimento em um tonel de carvalho de 200L. As amostras foram avaliadas por 100 provadores consumidores do produto, recrutados por questionário de avaliação quanto à afetividade. Para os testes afetivos foi utilizada escala hedônica não estruturada de 9cm, sendo os dados obtidos avaliados por dois métodos estatísticos distintos: o Mapa de Preferência Interno (MDPREF e a análise de variância univariada (ANOVA com comparação de médias pelo teste de Tukey e análise de correlação. As amostras de aguardente envelhecidas por 12, 36 e 48 meses obtiveram maior aceitação, com médias ao redor de 7,0 na escala hedônica. A amostra com menor aceitação foi a correspondente ao tempo zero de envelhecimento (controle. As demais amostras obtiveram aceitação intermediária. A análise por MDPREF gerou em espaço multidimensional (onde as variações com relação aos dados de preferência foram extraídas em eixos ortogonais e para cada dimensão de preferência, coordenadas relativas aos produtos, que foram geradas em função da resposta dos consumidores. Os dados de aceitação de cada provador foram utilizados para o desenvolvimento de vetores individuais de preferência, resultando na construção de um mapa mutidimensional das amostras, em função dos dados de aceitação. No presente estudo o MDPREF foi gerado pelas primeira e segunda dimensões de preferência, as quais explicaram em conjunto 89,83% das variações observadas entre as amostras com relação à aceitação. O MDPREF confirmou os resultados da ANOVA, indicando uma maior prefer

  18. Combinations of genetic variants associated with bipolar disorder

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    Mellerup, Erling; Andreassen, Ole A; Bennike, Bente

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    The main objective of the study was to find genetic variants that in combination are significantly associated with bipolar disorder. In previous studies of bipolar disorder, combinations of three and four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) genotypes taken from 803 SNPs were analyzed, and five...... clusters of combinations were found to be significantly associated with bipolar disorder. In the present study, combinations of ten SNP genotypes taken from the same 803 SNPs were analyzed, and one cluster of combinations was found to be significantly associated with bipolar disorder. Combinations from......, heterozygote or variant homozygote. In the combinations containing 10 SNP genotypes almost all the genotypes were the normal homozygote. Such a finding may indicate that accumulation in the genome of combinations containing few SNP genotypes may be a risk factor for bipolar disorder when those combinations...

  19. Are working memory deficits in bipolar disorder markers for psychosis?

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    Allen, Daniel N; Randall, Carol; Bello, Danielle; Armstrong, Christina; Frantom, Linda; Cross, Chad; Kinney, Jefferson

    2010-03-01

    Working memory deficits have been identified in bipolar disorder, but there is evidence suggesting that these deficits may be markers for psychosis rather than affective disorder. The current study examined this issue by comparing two groups of individuals with bipolar disorder, one with psychotic features and one without psychotic features, with a group of normal controls. Working memory was conceptualized as a multicomponent system that includes auditory and visuospatial short-term stores, executive control processes, and an episodic buffer that allows for communication between short- and long-term memory stores (Baddeley & Logie, 1999). Results indicated that only executive control processes significantly differentiated the psychotic and nonpsychotic bipolar groups, although visuospatial working memory differentiated both bipolar groups from controls. The results support the idea that some aspects of working memory performance are markers for psychosis, while others may be more general markers for bipolar disorders. Copyright 2010 APA, all rights reserved

  20. Progress and challenges in bipolar lead-acid battery development

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    Bullock, Kathryn R.

    1995-05-01

    Bipolar lead-acid batteries have higher power densities than any other aqueous battery system. Predicted specific powers based on models and prototypes range from 800 kW/kg for 100 ms discharge times to 1.6 kW/kg for 10 s. A 48 V automotive bipolar battery could have 2 1/2 times the cold cranking rate of a monopolar 12 V design in the same size. Problems which have precluded the development of commercial bipolar designs include the instability of substrate materials and enhanced side reactions. Design approaches include pseudo-bipolar configurations, as well as true bipolar designs in planar and tubular configurations. Substrate materials used include lead and lead alloys, carbons, conductive ceramics, and tin-oxide-coated glass fibers. These approaches are reviewed and evaluated.

  1. MODELO BASEADO EM COMBINAÇÃO DE PREVISORES PARA PREVISÃO DE SÉRIES TEMPORAIS DE CARGA ELÉTRICA

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    Max Olinto Moreira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A previsão da demanda de carga é uma tarefa fundamental para um bom funcionamento dos sistemas elétricos, pois vários processos de tomada de decisão, tais como planejamento, operação, análise de segurança e decisões de mercado, são altamente influenciados por este processo. Sabendo que o atendimento da demanda de carga é um processo estocástico, esta previsão se mostra importante para que uma empresa de distribuição promova um fornecimento de energia de forma segura, econômica e contínua. Nesta ótica, este trabalho propõe a elaboração de uma metodologia de previsão de carga à curto prazo, baseada na combinação de vários previsores distintos. Os resultados alcançados mostraram que a combinação dos previsores apresentou, na maioria dos casos analisados, resultados mais acurados quando comparados aos resultados obtidos por apenas uma componente de previsão individualmente. Neste modelo, a previsão da curva de demanda de carga baseia-se nas curvas de demanda de dias já conhecidos.

  2. Carga viral para citomegalovirus, en líquido de lavado bronquioalveolar, en población pediátrica

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    B H Aristizabal-Bernal

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: las infecciones pulmonares son comunes en los pacientes inmunocomprometidos. La carga viral de citomegalovirus se utiliza de rutina para determinar en qué momento se debe iniciar la terapia preventiva en hospederos inmunocomprometidos, diagnosticar enfermedad activa y supervisar la repuesta a una terapia implementada.   OBJETIVO: describir el valor de la carga viral de citomegalovirus en líquido de lavado bronquioalveolar vs. sangre periférica en población pediátrica con signos de infección respiratoria.   MATERIALES Y MÉTODOS: estudio descriptivo, observacional de 16 pacientes pediátricos y 19 episodios, a quienes se les realizó, de manera simultánea, la carga viral de citomegalovirus en sangre y lavado bronquioalveolar.   RESULTADOS Y CONCLUSIONES: todas las cargas virales de citomegalovirus realizadas en lavado bronquioalveolar fueron positivas y en general se obtuvieron valores más elevados que en sangre, lo que sugiere una mayor sensibilidad de la prueba cuando se realiza en este tipo de muestra, en pacientes con sospecha clínica de infección respiratoria por citomegalovirus, lo cual la convierte en una ayuda diagnóstica importante según lo muestran los resultados obtenidos.

  3. APLICACIONES ADICIONALES DE LOS RESULTADOS DE PRUEBAS DE CARGA ESTÁTICAS EN EL DISEÑO GEOTÉCNICO DE CIMENTACIONES

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    YAMILE VALENCIA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Generalmente las pruebas de carga no hacen parte de la rutina de obras de cimentaciones ejecutadas en Suramérica, y cuando son ejecutadas, el análisis queda restringido a la determinación o estimación de la capacidad de carga de la fundación. No obstante, pueden hacerse otros análisis de modo que el calculista cuente con mayores elementos de juicio en lo referente al comportamiento de la cimentación. El presente articulo muestra un conjunto de análisis complementarios, que pueden ser hechos a partir de los resultados obtenidos para una prueba de carga teniendo en cuenta el comportamiento característico de cada suelo y los mecanismos de interacción entre la estructura de cimentación y el suelo de soporte, a partir del análisis de los resultados de pruebas de carga realizadas sobre pilotes ejecutados con hélice continua.

  4. IMPLICAÇÕES DOS MODELOS ASSISTENCIAIS DA ATENÇÃO BÁSICA NAS CARGAS DE TRABALHO DOS PROFISSIONAIS DE SAÚDE

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    Letícia de Lima Trindade

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    Full Text Available Analiza la influencia de dos modelos asistenciales, que se utilizan en la atención primaria, en las cargas de trabajo de los profesionales de la salud. Investigación cualitativa realizada con los equipos de Salud de la Familia y el modelo tradicional detrabajar en Atención Primaria de Salud en el sur de Brasil. Para la obtención y procesamiento de los datos se utilizaron entrevistas, grupos focales y estudios documentales, analizados mediante la combinación de un análisis de contenido con el software AtlasTi. Los resultados mostraran que en ambos modelos, los problemas de organización y gestión de la asistencia, el exceso de demanda y la baja resolución son las principales fuentes de aumento de las cargas de trabajo, por locontrario como fuente de reducción de la carga laboral se presentaron la afinidad con el modelo de atención y el trabajo en equipo. Llegamos a la conclusión de que el aumento de la carga laboral en salud de la familia se vio afectada por la distancia entre lo prescrito y lo realizado, y en cuanto al modelo tradicional se debió a que este está basado en el modelo biomédico.

  5. Bipolar disorders and Wilson’s disease

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    Carta Mauro

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study was to determine the risk for Bipolar Disorder (BD in Wilson’s disease (WD and to measure the impaired Quality of Life (QL in BD with WD using standardized psychiatric diagnostic tools and a case control design. Methods This was a case control study. The cases were 23 consecutive patients with WD treated at the University Hospital in Cagliari, Italy, and the controls were 92 sex- and age-matched subjects with no diagnosis of WD who were randomly selected from a database used previously for an epidemiological study. Psychiatric diagnoses according to DSM-IV criteria were determined by physicians using structured interview tools (ANTAS-SCID. QL was measured by means of SF-12. Results Compared to controls, WD patients had lower scores on the SF-12 and higher lifetime prevalence of DSM-IV major depressive disorders (OR = 5.7, 95% CI 2.4–17.3 and bipolar disorders (OR = 12.9, 95% CI 3.6–46.3. BD was associated with lower SF-12 in WD patients. Conclusions This study was the first to show an association between BD and WD using standardized diagnostic tools and a case control design. Reports in the literature about increased schizophrenia-like psychosis in WD and a lack of association with bipolar disorders may thus have been based on a more inclusive diagnosis of schizophrenia in the past. Our findings may explain the frequent reports of loss of emotional control, hyperactivity, loss of sexual inhibition, and irritability in WD patients. This study was limited by a small sample size.

  6. Fractura bipolar de clavícula

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    Zamora Navas, P.; Collado Torres, Francisco; Torre Solís, F. de la

    1994-01-01

    Se presenta un caso de fractura que afecta a ambos extremos de la clavícula. Fractura tipo II de Neer del fragmento distal y fractura del extremo esternal de la clavícula. Se realizó tratamiento quirúrgico mediante reducción abierta y osteosíntesis con agujas de Kirschner en ambas. El resultado a largo plazo ha sido satisfactorio cosmética y funcionalmente. A case of bipolar fracture affecting both ends of the clavicle is reported. The lesion consisted of a Neer type II fractur...

  7. Multikilowatt Bipolar Nickel/Hydrogen Battery

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    1986-01-01

    High energy densities appear feasible. Nickel/hydrogen battery utilizing bipolar construction in common pressure vessel, addressing needs for multikilowatt storage for low-Earth-orbit applications, designed and 10-cell prototype model tested. Modular-concept-design 35-kW battery projected energy densities of 20 to 24 Wh/b (160 to 190 kj/kg) and 700 to 900 Wh/ft3 (90 to 110 MJ/m3) and incorporated significant improvements over state-of-the-art storage systems.

  8. Dose Rate Effects in Linear Bipolar Transistors

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    Johnston, Allan; Swimm, Randall; Harris, R. D.; Thorbourn, Dennis

    2011-01-01

    Dose rate effects are examined in linear bipolar transistors at high and low dose rates. At high dose rates, approximately 50% of the damage anneals at room temperature, even though these devices exhibit enhanced damage at low dose rate. The unexpected recovery of a significant fraction of the damage after tests at high dose rate requires changes in existing test standards. Tests at low temperature with a one-second radiation pulse width show that damage continues to increase for more than 3000 seconds afterward, consistent with predictions of the CTRW model for oxides with a thickness of 700 nm.

  9. Bipolar nebulae and type I planetary nebulae

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    Calvet, N.; Peimbert, M.

    1983-01-01

    It is suggested that the bipolar nature of PN of type I can be explained in terms of their relatively massive progenitors (Msub(i) 2.4 Msub(o)), that had to lose an appreciable fraction of their mass and angular momentum during their planetary nebulae stage. The following objects are discussed in relation with this suggestion: NGC 6302, NGC 2346, NGC 2440, CRL 618, Mz-3 and M2-9. It is found that CRL 618 is overbundant in N/O by a factor of 5-10 relative to the Orion Nebula. (author)

  10. Determination of the load state of lead-acid batteries using neural networks; Determinacion del estado de carga de baterias plomo-acido utilizando redes neuronales

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    Cristin V, Miguel A; Ortega S, Cesar A [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The charge of lead-acid batteries (LAB), as in any other type of batteries, consists of replacing the energy consumed during the discharge. Nevertheless, as no physical or chemical process is good enough to totality recharge a battery, it is necessary to supply to it more than the 100% of the energy demanded during its discharge. A critical factor to make a suitable load control of the batteries is to determine its own state of load. That is to say, to have an efficient load control, it is necessary to count on means that allow to accurately determining the residual capacity of the battery to deliver load. This one is the one of the aspects of greater interest in the research centers around world. For this reason, in this work it was pretended to develop a calculation algorithm of the state of load of batteries based on a fuzzy-neural network that could calculate the state of load without using the battery current as an input. This is because one of the main problems for the designers of battery load controllers is the correct supervision of the current that circulates around the system in all the rank of operation of the same one because the sensors do not have a linear behavior. [Spanish] La recarga de baterias plomo-acido (BPA), como cualquier otro tipo de baterias, consiste en reponer la energia consumida durante la descarga. Sin embargo, como ningun proceso fisico o quimico es lo bastante eficiente para recargar a totalidad una bateria, es necesario suministrarle mas del 100% de la energia demandada durante su descarga. Un factor critico para realizar un adecuado control de carga de las baterias, es determinar su propio estado de carga. Es decir, para tener un control de carga eficiente, es necesario contar con un medio que permita determinar con precision la capacidad remanente de la bateria para entregar carga. Este es uno de los aspectos de mayor interes en los centros de investigacion alrededor el mundo. Por tal razon, en este trabajo se propuso

  11. A different perspective on bipolar disorder? : epidemiology, consequences, concept, and recognition of bipolar spectrum disorder in the general population

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    Regeer, Eline Janet

    2008-01-01

    Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a mood disorder in which episodes of mania, hypomania and depression occur in alternation with intervals of normal mood. Bipolar disorder is typically a recurrent illness and may have serious consequences such as poor social and occupational

  12. Gender and Depressive Symptoms in 711 Patients With Bipolar Disorder Evaluated Prospectively in the Stanley Foundation Bipolar Treatment Outcome Network

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    Altshuler, Lori L.; Kupka, Ralph W.; Hellemann, Gerhard; Frye, Mark A.; Sugar, Catherine A.; McElroy, Susan L.; Nolen, Willem A.; Grunze, Heinz; Leverich, Gabriele S.; Keck, Paul E.; Zermeno, Melanie

    Objective: The authors assessed gender differences in the proportion of clinical visits spent depressed, manic, or euthymic in patients with bipolar disorder. Method: Data were analyzed from 711 patients with bipolar I or II disorder who were followed prospectively over 7 years (13,191 visits). The

  13. Life events and bipolar disorder : The influence of life events on the onset and course of bipolar disorder

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    Kemner, Sanne

    2017-01-01

    In the Netherlands, bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness) is diagnosed in approximately 2% of the population. The disorder is characterized by alternating periods of raised activity and (manic) mood and periods of reduced activity with lowered (depressed) mood. Bipolar disorder

  14. Quetiapine for the continuation treatment of bipolar depression : naturalistic prospective case series from the Stanley Bipolar Treatment Network

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    Suppes, Trisha; Kelly, Dorothy I.; Keck, Paul E.; McElroy, Susan L.; Altshuler, Lori L.; Mintz, Jim; Frye, Mark A.; Nolen, Willem A.; Luckenbaugh, David A.; Post, Robert M.; Leverich, Gabriele S.; Kupka, Ralph W.; Grunze, Heinz

    Continuation treatment for bipolar disorder often consists of a mood stabilizer and a second-generation antipsychotic. Quetiapine has been shown to be an effective treatment for acute mania and acute bipolar depression, but there are limited data for its use in continuation treatment. This study

  15. Cargas elétricas estruturais e variáveis de solos tropicais altamente intemperizados Structural and variable electric charges of highly weathered tropical soils

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    Oscarlina Lucia dos Santos Weber

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    Full Text Available Os solos tropicais altamente intemperizados apresentam teor significativo de colóides com carga elétrica variável. Entretanto, são poucas as referências em relação à quantificação destas cargas, principalmente em solos ácricos, que representam o extremo na escala de intemperismo. Neste estudo, foram determinadas as cargas permanentes e as variáveis de dois Latossolos Vermelhos acriférricos, um Latossolo Amarelo ácrico e um Latossolo Amarelo acriférrico, que foram comparados a um Nitossolo Vermelho eutroférrico, com carga predominantemente permanente. As amostras foram investigadas pelo método da adsorção do íon césio (Cs+, que mede a carga estrutural permanente (sigmao e baseia-se na preferência do Cs+ sobre o Li+ na superfície da siloxana de grupos de superfície ionizáveis de menor seletividade ao íon Cs+. A carga variável representou mais que 50 % da carga total dos solos estudados. Dois dos quatro Latossolos com propriedades ácricas exibiram quantidade significativa de carga permanente, provavelmente em razão da presença de vermiculita com hidróxi entrecamadas e clorita. A quantidade de carga permanente apresentada pelo Nitossolo foi até cinco vezes maior se comparada à dos Latossolos, o que pode ser atribuído à diferença na constituição mineralógica. O método da adsorção de Cs foi capaz de identificar teores significativos de carga permanente estrutural, mesmo em solos com baixo teor de minerais 2:1.Highly weathered tropical soils present high amount of colloids with variable electrical charge. However, there are few references related to the quantification of such charges, mainly in soils with acric attributes, which represent one of the extremes in the weathering scale. In this study permanent and variable charges were determined in four Oxisols and compared to an Alfisol with predominantly permanent charge. Samples were investigated using the Cs+ adsorption method, which measures the structural

  16. Carga de la enfermedad en México, 1990-2010. Nuevos resultados y desafíos

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    Oliva López Arellano

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    La publicación de un texto que muestra un panorama actualizado de la situación de la enfermedad en México, con información que va más allá de los indicadores convencionales de mortalidad, es digna de celebrarse pues expresa la madurez de una línea de trabajo sobre lo que conocemos como “carga de la enfermedad” y sintetiza los años de vida perdidos por muerte prematura y por discapacidad, lo que posibilita una métrica común para conocer la pérdida de años de vida saludable por enfermedades ...

  17. Procedimiento para la obtención de cargas últimas de arcos de perfiles conformados en frío

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    Cifuentes-Bulté, H.

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    Full Text Available This paper deals with a new methodology for the estimation of the strength of circular arches with cold-formed trapezoidal section. These cover elements, mainly subjected to compression stress and with circular curvature should be dimensioned taking into account the possibility of buckling instability. Currently, no standard describes a method for calculating the buckling consideration of curved elements. The methodology proposed herein shares the same philosophy of the European buckling curves method established in the Eurocodes. Thus, an experimental coefficient considering the effects of buckling and geometrical and mechanical imperfections depending on the slenderness of the considered arch have been obtained. For this, it was necessary to determine the experimental strength of at least three arcs, which radius and spans are sufficiently differentiated.En este trabajo se presenta una metodología de cálculo para la determinación de la carga última de arcos circulares con perfiles trapezoidales conformados en frío. Estos elementos de cubierta, sometidos fundamentalmente a esfuerzos de compresión y de directriz curva, deben ser dimensionados teniendo en cuenta la inestabilidad por pandeo. Actualmente, ninguna normativa describe un procedimiento de cálculo para la consideración del pandeo en elementos curvos. La metodología aquí planteada se basa en la filosofía de las curvas europeas de pandeo establecidas en los Eurocódigos. Así, se ha obtenido un coeficiente reductor empírico que considera los efectos del pandeo conjuntamente con imperfecciones geométricas y mecánicas en función de la esbeltez del arco considerado. Para ello, es necesario determinar la carga última experimental de al menos tres arcos, cuyos radios y luces se encuentren lo suficientemente diferenciados.

  18. Carga de enfermedad por tabaquismo e impacto potencial del incremento de precios de cigarrillos en el Perú

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    Ariel E Bardach

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Estimar la carga de enfermedad asociada al tabaquismo y evaluar el potencial impacto económico y en salud del aumento de los impuestos a los cigarrillos en el Perú. Materiales y métodos. Mediante un modelo de microsimulación se estimó el impacto en mortalidad, calidad de vida y costos atribuibles al tabaquismo por enfermedad cardiaca y cerebrovascular, enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, neumonía, cáncer de pulmón y otras nueve neoplasias. Se evaluaron tres escenarios de aumento de impuestos. Resultados. Un total anual de 16 719 muertes, 6926 diagnósticos de cáncer, 7936 accidentes cerebrovasculares y 7548 hospitalizaciones por enfermedad cardiovascular se pueden atribuir al tabaquismo en Perú. Asimismo, se pierden 396 069 años de vida por muerte prematura y discapacidad cada año, y el costo de tratar los problemas de salud ocasionados por el tabaco asciende a 2500 millones de soles (PEN 2015. Actualmente, los impuestos al tabaco llegan a cubrir solamente el 9,1% de dicho gasto. Un incremento del 50% en el precio de los cigarrillos podría evitar 13 391 muertes, 6210 eventos cardiovasculares y 5361 nuevos cánceres en los próximos diez años, y representaría un beneficio económico de 3145 millones (PEN por ahorro de costos sanitarios y aumento de la recaudación impositiva. Conclusiones. La carga de enfermedad y el costo para el sistema de salud asociados al tabaquismo son elevados en Perú. Incrementar los impuestos al cigarrillo podría derivar en importantes beneficios para el país, tanto sanitarios como económicos.

  19. Loopy: The Political Ontology of Bipolar Disorder

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    RACHEL JANE LIEBERT

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay is at once a critical analysis, an experiment in form, and – with some irony – a cautionary tale. Triggered by the inclusion of prodromal diagnoses in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the recent call by the United States’ (U.S. Obama administration for increased mental health screening, I argue that shifts toward identifying and intervening on one’s potential madness, or risk, circulate with/in the contemporary U.S. climate of intensified discipline and terror, and use Bipolar Disorder as a site to critically explore how and with what implications this circulation occurs. Specifically, I weave Massumi’s ‘political ontology of threat’ with the narrative of a woman diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in order to trace the pre-emptive politics and affective logic of a risk-based approach to madness. I contend that the diagnosing and drugging of potential is a self-perpetuating loop that is personally and politically harmful, and consider alternatives to this burgeoning practice.

  20. An overview of bipolar qualitative decision rules

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    Bonnefon, Jean-Francois; Dubois, Didier; Fargier, Hélène

    Making a good decision is often a matter of listing and comparing positive and negative arguments, as studies in cognitive psychology have shown. In such cases, the evaluation scale should be considered bipolar, that is, negative and positive values are explicitly distinguished. Generally, positive and negative features are evaluated separately, as done in Cumulative Prospect Theory. However, contrary to the latter framework that presupposes genuine numerical assessments, decisions are often made on the basis of an ordinal ranking of the pros and the cons, and focusing on the most salient features, i.e., the decision process is qualitative. In this paper, we report on a project aiming at characterizing several decision rules, based on possibilistic order of magnitude reasoning, and tailored for the joint handling of positive and negative affects, and at testing their empirical validity. The simplest rules can be viewed as extensions of the maximin and maximax criteria to the bipolar case and, like them, suffer from a lack of discrimination power. More decisive rules that refine them are also proposed. They account for both the principle of Pareto-efficiency and the notion of order of magnitude reasoning. The most decisive one uses a lexicographic ranking of the pros and cons. It comes down to a special case of Cumulative Prospect Theory, and subsumes the “Take the best” heuristic.

  1. Bipolar mood cycles and lunar tidal cycles.

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    Wehr, T A

    2018-04-01

    In 17 patients with rapid cycling bipolar disorder, time-series analyses detected synchronies between mood cycles and three lunar cycles that modulate the amplitude of the moon's semi-diurnal gravimetric tides: the 14.8-day spring-neap cycle, the 13.7-day declination cycle and the 206-day cycle of perigee-syzygies ('supermoons'). The analyses also revealed shifts among 1:2, 1:3, 2:3 and other modes of coupling of mood cycles to the two bi-weekly lunar cycles. These shifts appear to be responses to the conflicting demands of the mood cycles' being entrained simultaneously to two different bi-weekly lunar cycles with slightly different periods. Measurements of circadian rhythms in body temperature suggest a biological mechanism through which transits of one of the moon's semi-diurnal gravimetric tides might have driven the patients' bipolar cycles, by periodically entraining the circadian pacemaker to its 24.84-h rhythm and altering the pacemaker's phase-relationship to sleep in a manner that is known to cause switches from depression to mania.

  2. The efficacy of Li in bipolar disorder

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    Lozano R

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available R Lozano,1 R Marín,2 MJ Santacruz,2 I Freire,2 R Gomez21Department of Pharmacy, 2Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Real Nuestra Señora de Gracia, Zaragoza, SpainThe efficacy of lithium (Li for acute mania and as prophylaxis against recurrent episodes of mania in bipolar disorder has been well established, with the minimum effective Li serum concentration for acute mania in the range of 0.6–1.2 mEq/L, although lower maintenance concentrations can prove effective in some patients.1–5Thyroid disorders are also associated with alterations in mood, and patients with hypothyroidism may present with depression and cognitive dysfunction,6–8 while patients with hyperthyroidism may present with anxiety, depression, mood lability,7,9 and manic symptoms.10 However, considering that overt hyperthyroidism is uncommon in bipolar disorder, with a prevalence ≤2% across different studies,11,12 this has been largely attributed to lithium,13 with rates varying from 0 to 47% (average of about 10% among patients on long-term treatment with lithium.13–16

  3. High-performance silicon nanowire bipolar phototransistors

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    Tan, Siew Li; Zhao, Xingyan; Chen, Kaixiang; Crozier, Kenneth B.; Dan, Yaping

    2016-07-01

    Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) have emerged as sensitive absorbing materials for photodetection at wavelengths ranging from ultraviolet (UV) to the near infrared. Most of the reports on SiNW photodetectors are based on photoconductor, photodiode, or field-effect transistor device structures. These SiNW devices each have their own advantages and trade-offs in optical gain, response time, operating voltage, and dark current noise. Here, we report on the experimental realization of single SiNW bipolar phototransistors on silicon-on-insulator substrates. Our SiNW devices are based on bipolar transistor structures with an optically injected base region and are fabricated using CMOS-compatible processes. The experimentally measured optoelectronic characteristics of the SiNW phototransistors are in good agreement with simulation results. The SiNW phototransistors exhibit significantly enhanced response to UV and visible light, compared with typical Si p-i-n photodiodes. The near infrared responsivities of the SiNW phototransistors are comparable to those of Si avalanche photodiodes but are achieved at much lower operating voltages. Compared with other reported SiNW photodetectors as well as conventional bulk Si photodiodes and phototransistors, the SiNW phototransistors in this work demonstrate the combined advantages of high gain, high photoresponse, low dark current, and low operating voltage.

  4. Transtorno bipolar do humor e gênero Bipolar affective disorder and gender

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    Rodrigo da Silva Dias

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Embora o transtorno bipolar (TB ocorra quase igualmente em ambos os sexos, a fenomenologia e o curso da doença diferem no homem e na mulher. No entanto, há evidências de que mulheres bipolares, mais que os homens, apresentariam início mais tardio (em especial na quinta década de vida, ciclagem rápida, mais episódios depressivos, mais mania disfórica que eufórica, estados mistos e evolução do tipo bipolar II, ainda que os achados nem sempre sejam consistentes. Embora o risco de comorbidades no TB inclua, para ambos os gêneros, abuso de álcool e drogas, homens bipolares teriam maior probabilidade de ser alcoolistas, não procurar tratamento e de se suicidar. Hipóteses sugeridas para explicar tais diferenças variam daquelas centradas em aspectos culturais ou psicológicos para as que focalizam os sistemas hormonais, como os esteróides gonadais ou o eixo tireoidiano, e até mesmo a anatomia cerebral. A influência do ciclo reprodutivo (ciclo menstrual, gravidez e menopausa sobre as opções terapêuticas no tratamento do TB é apresentada na última parte desta revisão.Although the bipolar disorder (BD occurs almost with the same frequency in both genders, the phenomenology and the outcome of the illness differ between them. Nevertheless, there is evidence that women with BD show, more than men, delayed beginning, especially in their fifth decade, more rapid cycling outcome, more depressive episodes, more dysphoric mania, more mixed states and more BD type II. Even so, the findings are not always consistent. Although the risk of comorbidities in BD includes, for both the sorts, excessive alcoholic consumption and drugs, bipolar men would have greater probability of being alcohol dependent, of not seeking treatment and of committing suicide. Suggested hypotheses to explain such differences vary from those centered in cultural or psychological aspects to those that focus on the steroids hormones, and other hormones such as cortisol

  5. Psychic workloads and strain processes in nursing workers of brazilian university hospitals Cargas psíquicas y procesos de desgaste en trabajadores de enfermería de hospitales universitarios brasileños Cargas psíquicas e processos de desgaste em trabalhadores de enfermagem de hospitais universitários brasileiros

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    Vivian Aline Mininel

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to identify the work process, the psychic workloads and the strains generated in nursing workers. Method: the study was developed in five Brazilian university hospitals. The sample was composed by 62 nursing workers and the data collection was done by focal group technique, followed by the application of a collective inquire. The data were quantitatively described and systematized according to a thematic analysis. Results: the study population represented 35,37% of the hospital workforce in national setting. The workers mentioned are exposure to several kinds of psychic workload and link them to with others workloads, highlighting the strain processes resulting from this kind of workload, such stress, fatigue, complaints of gastritis and headaches. Conclusions: nursing workers are exposed to several workloads in the hospital environment, especially psychic workloads. This exposure starts strain processes that compromise the health and quality of life, signaling the necessity of interventions in this reality.El objetivo de este estudio fue identificar el proceso de trabajo, las cargas psíquicas y los desgastes generados en trabajadores de enfermería. Se trata de un estudio desarrollado en cinco hospitales universitarios brasileños. La muestra fue compuesta por 62 trabajadores de enfermería; la recolección fue realizada por medio de la técnica de grupo focal, seguida de la aplicación de encuesta colectiva. Los datos fueron descritos numéricamente y sistematizados según análisis temático. La población de estudio representó 35,37% de la fuerza de trabajo hospitalario en el escenario nacional. Los trabajadores refirieron exposición a diversos tipos de cargas psíquicas y las relacionaron con otras cargas de trabajo, destacando los desgastes provenientes de este tipo de carga, como estrés, fatiga, gastritis y cefalea. Los trabajadores de enfermería están expuestos a las diversas cargas de trabajo en el ambiente hospitalario

  6. An investigation of coated aluminium bipolar plates for PEMFC

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    Lin, Chien-Hung; Tsai, Sung-Ying

    2012-01-01

    Highlights: ► Coated aluminium bipolar plates demonstrate the hydrophobic property than the raw material. ► The corrosion behaviour of bipolar plate decreases the PEMFC performance severely. ► These PEMFCs are measured by current–voltage (I–V) curve test. ► The oxide film increases the interfacial contact resistance. -- Abstract: The performance of Al-alloy bipolar plates for the PEMFC (proton exchange membrane fuel cell) system is investigated in this paper. The metallic bipolar plates are modified with a Ni–P coating. The performance of the Al-alloy bipolar plates is evaluated by the coating structure, corrosion resistance, contact angle and single cell performance. The results indicate that the coated aluminium bipolar plates demonstrate hydrophobic and anti-corrosive properties. The hydrophobic property increases the contact angle on the surface from 46.08° to 80.51°. Meanwhile, the corrosion rate of the Ni–P coating can be over 1 order of magnitude lower than that of the substrate. Hence, the substrate with the coating maintains superior performance under the long term test. The present study proves that both the hydrophobicity and corrosion resistance significantly affect the metallic bipolar plate.

  7. Carbon dioxide induces erratic respiratory responses in bipolar disorder.

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    Mackinnon, Dean F; Craighead, Brandie; Lorenz, Laura

    2009-01-01

    CO(2) respiration stimulates both anxiety and dyspnea ("air hunger") and has long been used to study panic vulnerability and respiratory control. High comorbidity with panic attacks suggests individuals with bipolar disorder may also mount a heightened anxiety response to CO(2). Moreover, problems in the arousal and modulation of appetites are central to the clinical syndromes of mania and depression; hence CO(2) may arouse an abnormal respiratory response to "air hunger". 72 individuals (34 bipolar I, 25 depressive and bipolar spectrum, 13 with no major affective diagnosis) breathed air and air with 5% CO(2) via facemask for up to 15 min each; subjective and respiratory responses were recorded. Nearly half the subjects diverged from the typical response to a fixed, mildly hypercapneic environment, which is to increase breathing acutely, and then maintain a hyperpneic plateau. The best predictors of an abnormal pattern were bipolar diagnosis and anxiety from air alone. 25 individuals had a panic response; panic responses from CO(2) were more likely in subjects with bipolar I compared to other subjects, however the best predictors of a panic response overall were anxiety from air alone and prior history of panic attacks. Heterogeneous sample, liberal definition of panic attack. Carbon dioxide produces abnormal respiratory and heightened anxiety responses among individuals with bipolar and depressive disorders. These may be due to deficits in emotional conditioning related to fear and appetite. Although preliminary, this work suggests a potentially useful test of a specific functional deficit in bipolar disorder.

  8. Bipolar disorder and dementia: where is the link?

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    Masouy, Anaïs; Chopard, Gilles; Vandel, Pierre; Magnin, Eloi; Rumbach, Lucien; Sechter, Daniel; Haffen, Emmanuel

    2011-03-01

    Cognitive disorders appearing in the course of bipolar disease have been identified, and recent studies have defined the neuropsychological characteristics of this pathology, which includes attention, executive function, memory and language disorders. However, questions remain concerning the appearance of dementia symptoms over the course of bipolar disorder in certain patients: is it a chance association or is there a connection between bipolar disorders and dementia? If the latter hypothesis is considered, what is the nature of the dementia, which might be considered as a dementia specific to bipolar disorder? Current clinical, neuropsychological and cerebral imaging data are inconclusive, but similarities with frontotemporal dementia might be highlighted. Functional imaging studies might provide answers as well as more specific tests in neuropsychology. The cause of cognitive damage in bipolar disease also raises questions concerning a neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative process, because several factors seem to influence cognition and these two processes might occur simultaneously. Long-term studies are necessary to determine whether cognitive deterioration in bipolar disease is stable or progressive. There might also be different neurobiological subgroups of patients with bipolar disease. © 2011 The Authors. Psychogeriatrics © 2011 Japanese Psychogeriatric Society.

  9. Suicide attempts and clinical features of bipolar patients.

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    Berkol, Tonguç D; İslam, Serkan; Kırlı, Ebru; Pınarbaşı, Rasim; Özyıldırım, İlker

    2016-06-01

    To identify clinical predictors of suicide attempts in patients with bipolar disorder. This study included bipolar patients who were treated in the Psychiatry Department, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, between 2013 and 2014; an informed consent was obtained from the participants. Two  hundred and eighteen bipolar patients were assessed by using the structured clinical interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) Axis-I (SCID-I) in order to detect all possible psychiatric comorbid diagnoses. Clinical predictors of suicide attempts were examined in attempters and non-attempters. The study design was retrospective. The lifetime suicide attempt rate for the entire sample was 19.2%. Suicide attempters with bipolar disorder had more lifetime comorbidity of eating disorder. Female gender and family history of mood disorder were significant predictors for suicide attempts. There was no difference between groups in terms of bipolar disorder subtype, onset age of bipolar disorder, total number of episodes, first and predominant episode type, suicide history in first degree relatives, severity of episodes, and hospitalization and being psychotic. Our study revealed that female gender, family history of mood disorder, and eating disorder are more frequent in bipolar patients with at least one suicide attempt.

  10. É Possível Integrar, em um mesmo Conceito, os Vínculos Afetivo e Instrumental? O olhar de gestores sobre o comprometimento com a organização

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    Janice Janissek de Souza

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo é compreender qual a visão que os gestores possuem do que é um trabalhador comprometido com a organização, explorando a pertinência de se tratar como integrantes do mesmo construto as dimensões afetiva e instrumental, conforme proposto por Meyer e Allen (1991. Para tanto, definiu-se caracterizar os elementos esquemáticos que compõem o conceito de trabalhador comprometido e explorar o peso dos elementos afetivos e instrumentais que integram este esquema. Os elementos esquemáticos foram identificados por meio da atribuição de rótulo verbal a dois per s distintos de trabalhador comprometido; a resposta espontânea a questionamento acerca do que é comprometimento e suas principais características e escolha de características de comprometimento disponíveis na literatura sobre o tema. Duas empresas de médio/grande porte da região metropolitana de Salvador-BA participaram do estudo por meio de oito gestores (quatro de cada organização. Os dados foram tratados por meio da análise de conteúdo e os resultados apresentados com o uso de técnicas de mapeamento cognitivo. Concluiu-se que os gestores pesquisados relacionam o conceito de comprometimento à sua base afetiva e consideram o comprometimento instrumental como sendo a antítese do comprometimento. Consideram que esforço-extra e contribuição adicional são importantes para que um trabalhador possa ser considerado como comprometido. ----- Is it Possible to Integrate Affective and Instrumental Ties into the same Concept? Managers’ perspective on commitment to the organization ----- ABSTRACT ----- The aim of this study is to understand the vision that managers have about worker commitment with the organization exploring the relevance of treating affective and instrumental dimensions in the same construct, as proposed Meyer and Allen (1991. A description was made of the elements that make up the schematic concept of employee commitment and the

  11. Evidence for genetic association of RORB with bipolar disorder

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    Mick Eric

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bipolar disorder, particularly in children, is characterized by rapid cycling and switching, making circadian clock genes plausible molecular underpinnings for bipolar disorder. We previously reported work establishing mice lacking the clock gene D-box binding protein (DBP as a stress-reactive genetic animal model of bipolar disorder. Microarray studies revealed that expression of two closely related clock genes, RAR-related orphan receptors alpha (RORA and beta (RORB, was altered in these mice. These retinoid-related receptors are involved in a number of pathways including neurogenesis, stress response, and modulation of circadian rhythms. Here we report association studies between bipolar disorder and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in RORA and RORB. Methods We genotyped 355 RORA and RORB SNPs in a pediatric cohort consisting of a family-based sample of 153 trios and an independent, non-overlapping case-control sample of 152 cases and 140 controls. Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents is characterized by increased stress reactivity and frequent episodes of shorter duration; thus our cohort provides a potentially enriched sample for identifying genes involved in cycling and switching. Results We report that four intronic RORB SNPs showed positive associations with the pediatric bipolar phenotype that survived Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons in the case-control sample. Three RORB haplotype blocks implicating an additional 11 SNPs were also associated with the disease in the case-control sample. However, these significant associations were not replicated in the sample of trios. There was no evidence for association between pediatric bipolar disorder and any RORA SNPs or haplotype blocks after multiple-test correction. In addition, we found no strong evidence for association between the age-at-onset of bipolar disorder with any RORA or RORB SNPs. Conclusion Our findings suggest that clock genes in

  12. Identifying early indicators in bipolar disorder: a qualitative study.

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    Benti, Liliane; Manicavasagar, Vijaya; Proudfoot, Judy; Parker, Gordon

    2014-06-01

    The identification of early markers has become a focus for early intervention in bipolar disorder. Using a retrospective, qualitative methodology, the present study compares the early experiences of participants with bipolar disorder to those with unipolar depression up until their first diagnosed episode. The study focuses on differences in early home and school environments as well as putative differences in personality characteristics between the two groups. Finally we a compare and contrast prodromal symptoms in these two populations. Thirty-nine participants, 20 diagnosed with unipolar depression and 19 diagnosed with bipolar disorder, took part in the study. A semi-structured interview was developed to elicit information about participants' experiences prior to their first episode. Participants with bipolar disorder reported disruptive home environments, driven personality features, greater emotion dysregulation and adverse experiences during the school years, whereas participants with depression tended to describe more supportive home environments, and more compliant and introvert personality traits. Retrospective data collection and no corroborative evidence from other family members. No distinction was made between bipolar I and bipolar II disorder nor between melancholic and non-melancholic depression in the sample. Finally the study spanned over a 12-month period which does not allow for the possibility of diagnostic reassignment of some of the bipolar participants to the unipolar condition. These findings indicate that there may be benefits in combining both proximal and distal indicators in identifying a bipolar disorder phenotype which, in turn, may be relevant to the development of early intervention programs for young people with bipolar disorder.

  13. Caracterización del inicio y crecimiento de grietas de interfaz entre fibra y matriz bajo cargas transversales biaxiales usando el modelo de interfaz elástica lineal-frágil

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    Távara Mendoza, Luis Arístides; Mantic, Vladislav; Graciani Díaz, Enrique; Blázquez Gámez, Antonio; París Carballo, Federico

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    En el presente trabajo se estudia el inicio y crecimiento de una grieta de interfaz entre fibra y matriz bajo cargas transversales biaxiales de tracción - tracción y tracción - compresión. Se considera un problema simplificado en relación a una lámina unidireccional real, con una fibra inmersa en una matriz cuyas dimensiones externas son mucho más grandes que el radio de la fibra. El objetivo es predecir por un lado las cargas de fallo (cargas criticas) que originan el despegue en ...

  14. Bipolar Disorder and the TCI: Higher Self-Transcendence in Bipolar Disorder Compared to Major Depression.

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    Harley, James A; Wells, J Elisabeth; Frampton, Christopher M A; Joyce, Peter R

    2011-01-01

    Personality traits are potential endophenotypes for genetic studies of psychiatric disorders. One personality theory which demonstrates strong heritability is Cloninger's psychobiological model measured using the temperament and character inventory (TCI). 277 individuals who completed the TCI questionnaire as part of the South Island Bipolar Study were also interviewed to assess for lifetime psychiatric diagnoses. Four groups were compared, bipolar disorder (BP), type 1 and 2, MDD (major depressive disorder), and nonaffected relatives of a proband with BP. With correction for mood state, total harm avoidance (HA) was higher than unaffected in both MDD and BP groups, but the mood disorder groups did not differ from each other. However, BP1 individuals had higher self-transcendence (ST) than those with MDD and unaffected relatives. HA may reflect a trait marker of mood disorders whereas high ST may be specific to BP. As ST is heritable, genes that affect ST may be of relevance for vulnerability to BP.

  15. Intervenções psicossociais no transtorno bipolar Psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder

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    Luis Pereira Justo

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, os autores, através de revisão bibliográfica narrativa, situam as intervenções psicossociais dentro do panorama terapêutico para o transtorno bipolar e constatam que ainda são insuficientes os estudos primários feitos com metodologia adequada para a obtenção de informações científicas de boa qualidade. São sucintamente descritos os trabalhos mais relevantes.In this paper, the authors review the status of psychosocial interventions within the general treatment for bipolar disorder. They have verified the scantiness of studies performed with adequate methodology to obtain scientific information of good quality. The more relevant studies are briefly described.

  16. Unipolar and bipolar diffusion charging of ultrafine particles

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    Adachi, Motoaki; Okuyama, Kikuo; Kousaka, Yasuo.

    1985-01-01

    Unipolar and bipolar diffusion charging of monodisperse ultrafine particles of 4 - 100 nm in diameter has been studied experimentally and theoretically. The particles were charged by unipolar and bipolar ions generated by α-ray irradiation and the charge distribution of particles was directly observed in the electric field after the growth of them by condensation of di-butyl phthalate vapor. In both cases of unipolar and bipolar charging, the experimental results have been found in good agreement with the solution of basic equations where Fuchs' formula is used as the combination probability of an ion with a particle. (author)

  17. Bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery development - A program review

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    Manzo, Michelle; Lenhart, Stephen; Hall, Arnold

    1989-01-01

    An overview of spacecraft power system design trends, focusing on higher power bus voltages and improved energy storage systems, is followed by a discussion of bipolar Ni/H2 battery development efforts. Several 10-cell batteries and one 50-cell battery are described, and performance results are presented. A comparison of individual-pressure-vessel and bipolar Ni/H2 technologies is used to suggest a new direction for bipolar Ni/H2 battery development efforts, toward a large number of passively cooled cells in parallel.

  18. Retinal bipolar cells: elementary building blocks of vision.

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    Euler, Thomas; Haverkamp, Silke; Schubert, Timm; Baden, Tom

    2014-08-01

    Retinal bipolar cells are the first ‘projection neurons’ of the vertebrate visual system—all of the information needed for vision is relayed by this intraretinal connection. Each of the at least 13 distinct types of bipolar cells systematically transforms the photoreceptor input in a different way, thereby generating specific channels that encode stimulus properties, such as polarity, contrast, temporal profile and chromatic composition. As a result, bipolar cell output signals represent elementary ‘building blocks’ from which the microcircuits of the inner retina derive a feature-oriented description of the visual world.

  19. Cross Entropy Measures of Bipolar and Interval Bipolar Neutrosophic Sets and Their Application for Multi-Attribute Decision-Making

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    Surapati Pramanik

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    Full Text Available The bipolar neutrosophic set is an important extension of the bipolar fuzzy set. The bipolar neutrosophic set is a hybridization of the bipolar fuzzy set and neutrosophic set. Every element of a bipolar neutrosophic set consists of three independent positive membership functions and three independent negative membership functions. In this paper, we develop cross entropy measures of bipolar neutrosophic sets and prove their basic properties. We also define cross entropy measures of interval bipolar neutrosophic sets and prove their basic properties. Thereafter, we develop two novel multi-attribute decision-making strategies based on the proposed cross entropy measures. In the decision-making framework, we calculate the weighted cross entropy measures between each alternative and the ideal alternative to rank the alternatives and choose the best one. We solve two illustrative examples of multi-attribute decision-making problems and compare the obtained result with the results of other existing strategies to show the applicability and effectiveness of the developed strategies. At the end, the main conclusion and future scope of research are summarized.

  20. Progranulin gene variability influences the risk for bipolar I disorder, but not bipolar II disorder.

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    Galimberti, Daniela; Prunas, Cecilia; Paoli, Riccardo A; Dell'Osso, Bernardo; Fenoglio, Chiara; Villa, Chiara; Palazzo, Carlotta; Cigliobianco, Michela; Camuri, Giulia; Serpente, Maria; Scarpini, Elio; Altamura, A Carlo

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    Recent data have shown that genetic variability in the progranulin (GRN) gene may contribute to the susceptibility to developing bipolar disorder (BD). However, in regard to patients with BD, no information is available on the role of genetic variability and plasma progranulin levels in different types of this disorder. In this study, we performed an association analysis of GRN in an Italian population consisting of 134 patients with BD and 232 controls to evaluate progranulin plasma levels. The presence of the polymorphic variant of the rs5848 single nucleotide polymorphism is protective for the development of bipolar I disorder (BD-I) (odds ratio = 0.55, 95% confidence interval: 0.33-0.93; p = 0.024) but not bipolar II disorder (BD-II) (p > 0.05). In addition, plasma progranulin levels are significantly decreased in BD [mean ± standard deviation (SD) 112 ± 35 versus 183 ± 93 ng/mL in controls; p < 0.001]. Regarding the influence of GRN variability on BD susceptibility, the predisposing genetic background differs between BD-I and BD-II, possibly implying that pathogenic mechanisms differ between the two subtypes of BD. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  1. Capacidade de suporte de carga e umidade crítica de um Latossolo induzida por diferentes manejos

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    Cezar Francisco Araujo-Junior

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    Full Text Available Os diferentes manejos de plantas invasoras em lavouras cafeeiras têm promovido alterações estruturais aos solos, comprometendo a sua qualidade física. Assim, o conhecimento da capacidade de suporte de carga do solo sob diferentes sistemas de manejo de plantas invasoras é essencial para o manejo sustentável do solo de lavouras cafeeiras. Os objetivos deste estudo foram: (a avaliar a influência da adoção, durante 30 anos, de diferentes sistemas de manejo de plantas invasoras na capacidade de suporte de carga de um Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico (LVdf cultivado com cafeeiros e localizado na Fazenda da Epamig em São Sebastião do Paraíso, MG (Latitude de 20 º 55 ' 00 " S e Longitude 47 º 07 ' 10 " W ; b determinar a tensão máxima (σmax aplicada ao solo por um trator; e c estabelecer as umidades volumétricas críticas (θcrítica para o tráfego de um trator. Os manejos de plantas invasoras avaliados foram: sem capina (SCAP; capina manual (CAPM; herbicida de pós-emergência (HPOS; roçadora (ROÇA; enxada rotativa (ENRT; grade (GRAD; e herbicida de pré-emergência (HPRE. Em cada sistema de manejo, 15 amostras indeformadas de solo foram coletadas aleatoriamente no centro das entrelinhas dos cafeeiros, nas profundidades de 0-3, 10-13 e 25-28 cm, totalizando 315 amostras. Em uma mata nativa (MATA sob LVdf, adjacente à área de estudo, foram coletadas 15 amostras adicionais por profundidade, as quais serviram de referência dos atributos avaliados. Os equipamentos utilizados no manejo da lavoura cafeeira foram tracionados por um trator cafeeiro Valmet® modelo 68. Para determinar a θcrítica para o tráfego do trator, foram consideradas apenas aquelas tensões que não excedem a resistência interna do solo expressa pela pressão de preconsolidação. As amostras indeformadas foram utilizadas para determinar a pressão de preconsolidação (σp em diferentes umidades volumétricas (θ e obtenção da densidade do solo (Ds. A

  2. Toward a complex system understanding of bipolar disorder: A chaotic model of abnormal circadian activity rhythms in euthymic bipolar disorder.

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    Hadaeghi, Fatemeh; Hashemi Golpayegani, Mohammad Reza; Jafari, Sajad; Murray, Greg

    2016-08-01

    In the absence of a comprehensive neural model to explain the underlying mechanisms of disturbed circadian function in bipolar disorder, mathematical modeling is a helpful tool. Here, circadian activity as a response to exogenous daily cycles is proposed to be the product of interactions between neuronal networks in cortical (cognitive processing) and subcortical (pacemaker) areas of the brain. To investigate the dynamical aspects of the link between disturbed circadian activity rhythms and abnormalities of neurotransmitter functioning in frontal areas of the brain, we developed a novel mathematical model of a chaotic system which represents fluctuations in circadian activity in bipolar disorder as changes in the model's parameters. A novel map-based chaotic system was developed to capture disturbances in circadian activity across the two extreme mood states of bipolar disorder. The model uses chaos theory to characterize interplay between neurotransmitter functions and rhythm generation; it aims to illuminate key activity phenomenology in bipolar disorder, including prolonged sleep intervals, decreased total activity and attenuated amplitude of the diurnal activity rhythm. To test our new cortical-circadian mathematical model of bipolar disorder, we utilized previously collected locomotor activity data recorded from normal subjects and bipolar patients by wrist-worn actigraphs. All control parameters in the proposed model have an important role in replicating the different aspects of circadian activity rhythm generation in the brain. The model can successfully replicate deviations in sleep/wake time intervals corresponding to manic and depressive episodes of bipolar disorder, in which one of the excitatory or inhibitory pathways is abnormally dominant. Although neuroimaging research has strongly implicated a reciprocal interaction between cortical and subcortical regions as pathogenic in bipolar disorder, this is the first model to mathematically represent this

  3. Resistencia de dientes restaurados con postes prefabricados ante cargas de máxima intercuspidación, masticación y bruxismo

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    Santiago Correa Vélez

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar por el método de los elementos finitos la resistencia de dientes restaurados con postes prefabricados ante cargas estáticas de máxima intercuspidación y cargas cíclicas de masticación y bruxismo y analizar el efecto de la pérdida periodontal en la resistencia de las restauraciones. Métodos: se realizó una investigación in vitro mediante el método de los elementos finitos de dientes con pérdida periodontal, rehabilitados con postes prefabricados en fibra de vidrio, carbono y titanio. Los dientes fueron reconstruidos a partir de imágenes tomográficas de un paciente periodontalmente sano. Resultados: se muestra que ante cargas estáticas las rehabilitaciones no presentan tendencia a la falla, independientemente del material del poste o del grado de pérdida periodontal. En el caso de bruxismo y pérdida periodontal de 4 mm, la dentina presenta una durabilidad de 60 000 ciclos independiente del material del poste. Para cargas de masticación y periodonto sano, la falla en la dentina ocurre a los 100 000 ciclos con poste en titanio, 200 000 ciclos con poste en fibra de carbono y 1 100 000 ciclos con poste en fibra de vidrio. Para una pérdida periodontal de 2 mm la durabilidad de la dentina se reduce a 4 000 ciclos con poste en titanio, 5 000 ciclos con poste en fibra de carbono y 7 000 ciclos con poste en fibra de vidrio. Para pérdida periodontal de 4 mm, la durabilidad de la dentina se estima en 1 000 ciclos, independientemente del material del poste utilizado. Conclusiones: ante carga estática de máxima intercuspidación las rehabilitaciones con postes prefabricados en fibra de vidrio, carbono y titanio no presentan tendencia a la falla, independientemente del grado de pérdida periodontal. Ante cargas cíclicas, los postes prefabricados presentan una vida útil infinita, y es la dentina la estructura más afectada ante dichos eventos.

  4. Carga de trabajo en tres grupos de pacientes de UCI Española según el Nursing Activities Score Carga de trabalho em três grupos de pacientes em uma UTI espanhola segundo Nursing Activites Score Assessment of nursing workload in three groups of patients in a Spanish ICU using the Nursing Activities Score Scale

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    Francisco Javier Carmona-Monge

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    Full Text Available Se objetivó valorizar la carga de trabajo al ingreso y al alta en tres grupos de pacientes (síndrome coronario agudo, insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis en terapia intensiva. Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, de 27 meses, incluyéndose 563 pacientes, valorando carga de trabajo según Nursing Activities Score. Existieron diferencias significativas en la carga de trabajo al ingreso y en el alta entre los grupos de pacientes, siendo superior en ambos momentos la de pacientes con insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y sepsis frente a pacientes coronarios. Durante los siete primeros días de estancia se mantuvo esta diferencia, desapareciendo a partir del octavo día, equilibrándose la carga de trabajo para los tres grupos. Para conseguir una adecuada dotación de personal es fundamental contar con instrumentos para medir las necesidades de cuidados y conocer la carga de trabajo de los distintos grupos de enfermos que ingresan con mayor frecuencia en las unidades de terapia intensiva.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a carga de trabalho na admissão e alta dos pacientes de três grupos (síndrome coronária aguda, insuficiência respiratória aguda e sepsis em cuidados intensivos. Trata-se de estudo prospectivo, descritivo, que decorreu durante 27 meses, incluindo 563 pacientes. Para a avaliação da carga de trabalho utilizou-se a escala Nursing Activities Score. A partir dos resultados do estudo parecem existir diferenças significativas na carga de trabalho no dia da admissão e alta entre os grupos de pacientes, sendo a carga maior em ambos os tempos a dos pacientes com insuficiência respiratória aguda e sepsis. Durante os primeiros sete dias de internamento essa diferença manteve-se, desaparecendo no oitavo dia, o que equilibrou a carga de trabalho para os três grupos. Conclui-se que para se conseguir os recursos adequados é essencial dispor de instrumentos para medir as necessidades de cuidados e conhecer a carga de trabalho dos

  5. A report on older-age bipolar disorder from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Task Force

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    Sajatovic, Martha; Strejilevich, Sergio A; Gildengers, Ariel G

    2015-01-01

    , and shed light on issues of relevance to BD research across the lifespan. Although there is still a dearth of research and health efforts focused on older adults with BD, emerging data have brought some answers, innovative questions, and novel perspectives related to the notion of late onset, medical......OBJECTIVES: In the coming generation, older adults with bipolar disorder (BD) will increase in absolute numbers as well as proportion of the general population. This is the first report of the International Society for Bipolar Disorder (ISBD) Task Force on Older-Age Bipolar Disorder (OABD). METHODS...

  6. Bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery design

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    Koehler, C. W.; Applewhite, A. Z.; Kuo, Y.

    1985-01-01

    The initial design for the NASA-Lewis advanced nickel-hydrogen battery is discussed. Fabrication of two 10-cell boilerplate battery stacks will soon begin. The test batteries will undergo characterization testing and low Earth orbit life cycling. The design effectively deals with waste heat generated in the cell stack. Stack temperatures and temperature gradients are maintained to acceptable limits by utilizing the bipolar conduction plate as a heat path to the active cooling fluid panel external to the edge of the cell stack. The thermal design and mechanical design of the battery stack together maintain a materials balance within the cell. An electrolyte seal on each cell frame prohibits electrolyte bridging. An oxygen recombination site and electrolyte reservoir/separator design does not allow oxygen to leave the cell in which it was generated.

  7. [Everyday stress, routines and bipolar spectrum].

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    Gindre, C; Swendsen, J

    2010-06-01

    Bipolar patients relapse more frequently under conditions of stress, even when compliant with prescribed medication. Although the biological bases of stress reactivity remain widely debated, the disruption of biological or circadian rhythms has been suggested as one possible mechanism through which stress increases the risk of episodes. This hypothesis has gained support from recent evidence demonstrating that the disruption of social rhythms is particularly implicated in the onset of manic episodes. However, it is currently unknown to what extent bipolar patients may differ from normal controls in terms of the basic prevalence and nature of daily life routines, or if such individuals are more sensitive to the disruption of such rhythms following exposure to stress. Using a dimensional perspective of bipolar disorder, 1728 French university students were first screened concerning diverse psychological and clinical characteristics. Two hundred and twelve individuals at high or low-risk for mood and substance use disorders were then invited to participate in a week-long period of ambulatory monitoring using the experience sampling method (ESM). During this phase, participants were given a preprogrammed PDA microcomputer which provided ambulatory assessments of behaviour and stress at fixed intervals (randomized across participants). At the end of the ESM phase, the microcomputers were collected and structured diagnostic interviews were administered to each participant. For the purposes of the current study, analyses focused on a subsample of 92 individuals, reflecting the 28 participants who met lifetime criteria for a manic (n=15) or hypomanic episode (n=13), and the 64 individuals who were free of any lifetime disorder. Data were analyzed using hierarchical nonlinear (Bernoulli) models for repeated measures. Covariates included age, sex, frequency of substance use and cognitive vulnerabilities assessed at screening. A Bonferroni correction was applied to adjust

  8. HTC: May survive in bipolar world

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    Singh Netra Pal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The core assets of HTC are people, innovations, and technology. But in the recent quarters, HTC has started retrenching people even from R&D divisions which are responsible for innovation and developing new technologies. It means HTC's core assets are depleting. HTC was known for its cutting edge technology of 16mp camera and high speed '4G' technology but performing badly in the last two and half year. Why is it so? Paper objectives are to identify reasons for its downfall of HTC, distress signals for HTC downfall, and possible revival strategies for survival of HTC in Bipolar world (Samsung and Apple of smartphones makers. In addition, research paper present eight research proposition/ questions with respect to present state of HTC and its future and possible answers to these research propositions/ questions. Research paper ends with concluding remarks in the context of HTC future.

  9. Posttraumatic stress disorder and bipolar mood disorder

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    Machado Vieira, Rodrigo; Gauer, Gabriel J C

    2003-01-01

    O Transtorno Bipolar (THB) não é somente uma condição endógena. Severos eventos negativos durante a vida influenciam o desenvolvimento do primeiro episódio e alteram o curso do THB durante a vida. O Transtorno de Estresse Pós-Traumático (TEPT) é uma severa e incapacitante doença mental que afeta uma significativa parcela da população, em algum momento de suas vidas. A presença concomitante de TEPT e THB parece mais freqüente que anteriormente sugerido, e pacientes psicóticos com história de t...

  10. [Disease mongering and bipolar disorder in Japan].

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    Ihara, Hiroshi

    2011-01-01

    ,600 in 2003. At the same time, antidepressant sales have sextupled, from\\14.5 billion in 1998 to\\87 billion in 2006, according to statistics from GlaxoSmithKline. Recently, the pharmaceutical industry has shifted its focus from depression to bipolar disorder. Historically, Japanese psychiatrists have been familiar with Emil Kraepelin's "manic depressive insanity" (1899), whose definition was much narrower than that of its contemporary counterpart, bipolar disorder. Thus far, perhaps due partly to the reference in Kraepelin's definition of "manic depressive" disorder, Japanese psychiatrists have rather conservatively prescribed mood stabilizers for persons with frequent mood swings. Japanese psychiatrists can learn a great deal from their experience with the aggressive marketing of antidepressants. In the case of depression, over-medication arguably did more harm than good. The same risk exists with bipolar disorder. Disease mongering may occur whenever the interests of a pharmaceutical company exceed the expected benefits from the proposed pharmacotherapy on those affected by the putative bipolar disorder. In cases that are not severe enough for aggressive medication, psychiatrists should propose natural alternatives, such as an alteration of lifestyle and psychotherapy.

  11. Compliance to treatment in bipolar disorder

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    Santin, Aida; Ceresér, Keila; Rosa, Adriane

    2005-01-01

    O transtorno bipolar (TB) é uma doença crônica, recorrente, presente em 1,5% da população, estando associada a altas taxas de mortalidade e prejuízos socioeconômicos. O lítio, a carbamazepina e o ácido valpróico são os estabilizadores de humor mais usados. Em tratamentos prolongados, como é o caso do TB, a má-adesão dos pacientes é uma das maiores dificuldades. Verifica-se que fatores ligados ao paciente, aos medicamentos e aos médicos possam ser responsáveis pela baixa adesão. A psicoeducaçã...

  12. Autoamputation of Genitalia in Bipolar Patient

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    Vinod Sharma

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available According to literature, genital self-mutilation (GSM is more commonly associated with psychosis as compared with self-mutilation as a whole. There have been many case reports of GSM in psychotic disorders. We describe herein a case of a Caucasian, employed, and married male suffering from bipolar disorder type II with history of self-mutilating behavior, who amputated his penis during symptom-free phase of his illness. Several features are reflected as risky elements for genital self-mutilation, for example, homosexual and transsexual tendencies, abandonment of the male genitals, lack of competent male for identification during childhood, feeling of guilt for sexual offences, and self-injuries in anamnesis. This report will highlight various factors responsible for self-mutilation in nonpsychotic and nondelusional person.

  13. Cognitive enhancement treatments for bipolar disorder

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    Miskowiak, Kamilla W; Carvalho, André F; Vieta, Eduard

    2016-01-01

    Cognitive dysfunction is an emerging treatment target in bipolar disorder (BD). Several trials have assessed the efficacy of novel pharmacological and psychological treatments on cognition in BD but the findings are contradictory and unclear. A systematic search following the PRISMA guidelines...... was conducted on PubMed and PsychInfo. Eligible articles reported randomized, controlled or open-label trials investigating pharmacological or psychological treatments targeting cognitive dysfunction in BD. The quality of the identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was evaluated with the Cochrane...... Collaboration's Risk of Bias tool. We identified 19 eligible studies of which 13 were RCTs and six were open-label or non-randomized studies. The findings regarding efficacy on cognition were overall disappointing or preliminary, possibly due to several methodological challenges. For the RCTs, the risk of bias...

  14. Sexual behavior in women with bipolar disorder.

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    Mazza, Marianna; Harnic, Desiree; Catalano, Valeria; Di Nicola, Marco; Bruschi, Angelo; Bria, Pietro; Daniele, Antonio; Mazza, Salvatore

    2011-06-01

    There is a lack of studies regarding sexuality and sexual behavior in women with bipolar disorder. The aim of this study is to investigate sexual behavior in women affected by bipolar disorder in order to stimulate interest and debate in this area of care. Sixty women (30 BD I and 30 BD II) consent to participate in the study and were included in the sample. Moreover, sixty female healthy subjects without histories of psychiatric disorders were recruited as normal controls. Patients and healthy subjects were given the Sexual Interest and Sexual Performance Questionnaire, a questionnaire devised to explore various aspects of sexual behavior. The results of the present study suggest an increase of sexual interest in patients with BD I as compared both with BD II patients and healthy controls. In women with BD I such increase of interest was detected on some items of section I of the Sexual Interest and Sexual Performance Questionnaire, in particular "Actual Value of Sexuality" and "Implicit Sexual Interest", which implicitly explore sexual interest without overtly focusing upon sexual problems. Moreover, we observed a higher desired frequency of intercourse in women with BD I than BD II and a higher occurrence of repeated sexual intercourse in women with BD I than BD II. The main finding of the present study was an increase of sexual interest in BD I as compared with BD II female patients and normal controls. This result was detected when sexual interest was explored implicitly. Our study is limited by the small size of our subject groups. Further investigations on larger subject samples are needed to better clarify particular aspects of sexual behavior of BD patients. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Impaired recognition of happy facial expressions in bipolar disorder.

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    Lawlor-Savage, Linette; Sponheim, Scott R; Goghari, Vina M

    2014-08-01

    The ability to accurately judge facial expressions is important in social interactions. Individuals with bipolar disorder have been found to be impaired in emotion recognition; however, the specifics of the impairment are unclear. This study investigated whether facial emotion recognition difficulties in bipolar disorder reflect general cognitive, or emotion-specific, impairments. Impairment in the recognition of particular emotions and the role of processing speed in facial emotion recognition were also investigated. Clinically stable bipolar patients (n = 17) and healthy controls (n = 50) judged five facial expressions in two presentation types, time-limited and self-paced. An age recognition condition was used as an experimental control. Bipolar patients' overall facial recognition ability was unimpaired. However, patients' specific ability to judge happy expressions under time constraints was impaired. Findings suggest a deficit in happy emotion recognition impacted by processing speed. Given the limited sample size, further investigation with a larger patient sample is warranted.

  16. Combinations of SNPs Related to Signal Transduction in Bipolar Disorder

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    Koefoed, Pernille; Andreassen, Ole A; Bennike, Bente

    2011-01-01

    of complex diseases, it may be useful to look at combinations of genotypes. Genes related to signal transmission, e.g., ion channel genes, may be of interest in this respect in the context of bipolar disorder. In the present study, we analysed 803 SNPs in 55 genes related to aspects of signal transmission...... and calculated all combinations of three genotypes from the 3×803 SNP genotypes for 1355 controls and 607 patients with bipolar disorder. Four clusters of patient-specific combinations were identified. Permutation tests indicated that some of these combinations might be related to bipolar disorder. The WTCCC...... in the clusters in the two datasets. The present analyses of the combinations of SNP genotypes support a role for both genetic heterogeneity and interactions in the genetic architecture of bipolar disorder....

  17. Voice analysis as an objective state marker in bipolar disorder

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    Faurholt-Jepsen, M.; Busk, Jonas; Frost, M.

    2016-01-01

    Changes in speech have been suggested as sensitive and valid measures of depression and mania in bipolar disorder. The present study aimed at investigating (1) voice features collected during phone calls as objective markers of affective states in bipolar disorder and (2) if combining voice...... features, automatically generated objective smartphone data on behavioral activities and electronic self-monitored data were collected from 28 outpatients with bipolar disorder in naturalistic settings on a daily basis during a period of 12 weeks. Depressive and manic symptoms were assessed using...... and electronic self-monitored data increased the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of classification of affective states slightly. Voice features collected in naturalistic settings using smartphones may be used as objective state markers in patients with bipolar disorder....

  18. Do young adults with bipolar disorder benefit from early intervention?

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    Kessing, Lars Vedel; Hansen, Hanne Vibe; Christensen, Ellen Margrethe

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether young adults with bipolar disorder are able to benefit from early intervention combining optimised pharmacological treatment and group psychoeducation. The aim of the present report was to compare the effects of early intervention among patients with bipolar...... disorder aged 18-25 years to that of patients aged 26 years or older. METHODS: Patients were randomised to early treatment in a specialised outpatient mood disorder clinic versus standard care. The primary outcome was risk of psychiatric re-hospitalisation. RESULTS: A total of 158 patients with mania/bipolar...... different, the observed differences of the point estimates was surprisingly larger for young adults suggesting that young adults with bipolar disorder may benefit even more than older adults from early intervention combining pharmacological treatment and group psychoeducation....

  19. Mortality and secular trend in the incidence of bipolar disorder

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    Medici, Clara Reece; Videbech, Poul; Gustafsson, Lea Nørgreen

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The world-wide interest in bipolar disorder is illustrated by an exponential increase in publications on the disorder registered in Pubmed since 1990. This inspired an investigation of the epidemiology of bipolar disorder. METHODS: This was a register-based cohort study. All first......-ever diagnoses of bipolar disorder (International Classification of Diseases-10: F31) were identified in the nationwide Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register between 1995 and 2012. Causes of death were obtained from The Danish Register of Causes of Death. Age- and gender standardized incidence rates......, standardized mortality ratio (SMR) and Kaplan-Meier survival estimates were calculated. RESULTS: We identified 15,334 incident cases of bipolar disorder. The incidence rate increased from 18.5/100,000 person-years (PY) in 1995 to 28.4/100,000 PY in 2012. The mean age at time of diagnosis decreased...

  20. Increased risk of hyperthyroidism among patients hospitalized with bipolar disorder

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    Thomsen, Anders F; Kessing, Lars V

    2005-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Hyperthyroidism has been associated with affective disorder in many cross-sectional studies, but longitudinal studies in this connection are scarce. We assessed whether hospitalization with depressive disorder or bipolar disorder was a risk factor for development of hyperthyroidism....... METHODS: We conducted a historical cohort study using the Danish register data. The observational period was 1977--99. Three study cohorts were identified: all patients with a first hospital admission with resulting index discharge diagnoses of depression, bipolar disorder, or osteoarthritis. The risks...... with depressive disorder did not have an increased risk of hyperthyroidism, whereas patients with bipolar disorder had an increased of risk on the margin of statistical significance, when compared to patients with osteoarthritis. Patients with bipolar disorder had a significantly increased risk of hyperthyroidism...

  1. Cognitive Impairment in Bipolar Disorder: Treatment and Prevention Strategies.

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    Solé, Brisa; Jiménez, Esther; Torrent, Carla; Reinares, Maria; Bonnin, Caterina Del Mar; Torres, Imma; Varo, Cristina; Grande, Iria; Valls, Elia; Salagre, Estela; Sanchez-Moreno, Jose; Martinez-Aran, Anabel; Carvalho, André F; Vieta, Eduard

    2017-08-01

    Over the last decade, there has been a growing appreciation of the importance of identifying and treating cognitive impairment associated with bipolar disorder, since it persists in remission periods. Evidence indicates that neurocognitive dysfunction may significantly influence patients' psychosocial outcomes. An ever-increasing body of research seeks to achieve a better understanding of potential moderators contributing to cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder in order to develop prevention strategies and effective treatments. This review provides an overview of the available data from studies examining treatments for cognitive dysfunction in bipolar disorder as well as potential novel treatments, from both pharmacological and psychological perspectives. All these data encourage the development of further studies to find effective strategies to prevent and treat cognitive impairment associated with bipolar disorder. These efforts may ultimately lead to an improvement of psychosocial functioning in these patients. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of CINP.

  2. Discrete neurocognitive subgroups in fully or partially remitted bipolar disorder

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    Jensen, Johan Høy; Knorr, Ulla; Vinberg, Maj

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Neurocognitive impairment in remitted patients with bipolar disorder contributes to functional disabilities. However, the pattern and impact of these deficits are unclear. METHODS: We pooled data from 193 fully or partially remitted patients with bipolar disorder and 110 healthy...... controls. Hierarchical cluster analysis was conducted to determine whether there are discrete neurocognitive subgroups in bipolar disorder. The pattern of the cognitive deficits and the characteristics of patients in these neurocognitive subgroups were examined with analyses of covariance and least...... was cross-sectional which limits inferences regarding the causality of the findings. CONCLUSION: Globally and selectively impaired bipolar disorder patients displayed more functional disabilities than those who were cognitively intact. The present findings highlight a clinical need to systematically screen...

  3. Comorbidity of Bipolar Disorder and Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report

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    Necla Keskin

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disease of a central nervous system. Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in multiple sclerosis and bipolar disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders that coexist with multiple sclerosis. Manic episodes may be the first presenting symptom of multiple sclerosis as comorbid pathology or as an adverse effect of pharmacotherapies used in multiple sclerosis. The comorbidity of bipolar disorder and multiple sclerosis is well-proven but its etiology is not known and investigated accurately. Recent studies support a common genetic susceptibility. Management of bipolar disorder in multiple sclerosis is based on evidence provided by case reports and treatment should be individualized. In this report, the association between bipolar disorder and multiple sclerosis, epidemiology, ethiology and treatment is discussed through a case had diagnosed as multiple sclerosis and had a manic episode with psychotic features. [Cukurova Med J 2013; 38(4.000: 832-836

  4. GANGGUAN AFEKTIF BIPOLAR MANIA DENGAN PSIKOTIK: SEBUAH LAPORAN KASUS

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    Hendrikus Gede Surya Adhi Putra

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Gangguan bipolar merupakan gangguan yang terdiri dari afek yang meningkat, dan jugaaktivitas yang berlebih (mania atau hipomania, dan dalam jangka waktu yang berbedaterjadi penurunan afek yang disertai dengan penurunan aktivitas (depresi. Kejadianpada  gangguan  bipolar  berkisar  antara  0,3-1,5%.  Prevalensi  serupa  pada  pria  danwanita.Gejala gangguan bipolar episode manik meliputi perasaan sensitif, kurangistirahat, harga diri melonjak naik, dan pada episode depresi meliputi kehilanganminat, tidur lebih atau kurang dari normal, gelisah, merasa tidak berharga, dan kurangkonsentrasi. Laporan ini membahas kasus gangguan bipolar episode kini manik yangterjadi pada seorang laki-laki berusia 45 tahun. Pasien ini mendapatkan psikoterapi,haloperidol 1 x 5 mg, dan trihexyphenidyl 1 x 2 mg per oral.

  5. Cognitive Impairment in Bipolar Disorder: Treatment and Prevention Strategies

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    Solé, Brisa; Jiménez, Esther; Torrent, Carla; Reinares, Maria; Bonnin, Caterina del Mar; Torres, Imma; Varo, Cristina; Grande, Iria; Valls, Elia; Salagre, Estela; Sanchez-Moreno, Jose; Martinez-Aran, Anabel; Carvalho, André F

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Over the last decade, there has been a growing appreciation of the importance of identifying and treating cognitive impairment associated with bipolar disorder, since it persists in remission periods. Evidence indicates that neurocognitive dysfunction may significantly influence patients’ psychosocial outcomes. An ever-increasing body of research seeks to achieve a better understanding of potential moderators contributing to cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder in order to develop prevention strategies and effective treatments. This review provides an overview of the available data from studies examining treatments for cognitive dysfunction in bipolar disorder as well as potential novel treatments, from both pharmacological and psychological perspectives. All these data encourage the development of further studies to find effective strategies to prevent and treat cognitive impairment associated with bipolar disorder. These efforts may ultimately lead to an improvement of psychosocial functioning in these patients. PMID:28498954

  6. The continuum between Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.

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    Elisei, Sandro; Anastasi, Serena; Verdolini, Norma

    2012-09-01

    Several studies have been carried out regarding the possible overlap between Bipolar Disorder and borderline personality disorder. Up to now, it is not possible to provide a definitive picture. In fact, there is currently significant debate about the relationship between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. MEDLINE searches were performed to identify the latest studies of these disorders, considering psychodynamic aspects. Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder share common clinical features, namely affective instability and impulsivity which however differ in quality. Consequently, to better understand these aspects, it is necessary to trace the stages of childhood psychological development. It has been claimed that Bipolar Disorder Type II can be divided into two subtypes: one stable and functional between episodes and one unstable between episodes which is related to Borderline Personality Disorder. However, better diagnostic theories, psychiatrist's empathy and patience remain the essential tool to understand and to face human suffering.

  7. Quality of web-based information on bipolar disorder.

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    Morel, Vincent; Chatton, Anne; Cochand, Sophie; Zullino, Daniele; Khazaal, Yasser

    2008-10-01

    To evaluate web-based information on bipolar disorder and to assess particular content quality indicators. Two keywords, "bipolar disorder" and "manic depressive illness" were entered into popular World Wide Web search engines. Websites were assessed with a standardized proforma designed to rate sites on the basis of accountability, presentation, interactivity, readability and content quality. "Health on the Net" (HON) quality label, and DISCERN scale scores were used to verify their efficiency as quality indicators. Of the 80 websites identified, 34 were included. Based on outcome measures, the content quality of the sites turned-out to be good. Content quality of web sites dealing with bipolar disorder is significantly explained by readability, accountability and interactivity as well as a global score. The overall content quality of the studied bipolar disorder websites is good.

  8. The role of estrogen in bipolar disorder, a review

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    Meinhard, Ninja; Kessing, Lars Vedel; Vinberg, Maj

    2014-01-01

    hormones, e.g. estrogen, are fluctuating and particularly postpartum there is a steep fall in the levels of serum estrogen. The role of estrogen in women with bipolar disorder is, however, not fully understood. Aim: The main objective of this review is to evaluate the possible relation between serum...... estrogen levels and women with bipolar disorder including studies of the anti manic effects of the selective estrogen receptor modulator tamoxifen. Method: A systematically literature search on PubMed was conducted: two studies regarding the connection between serum estrogen levels and women with bipolar...... tamoxifen studies found that tamoxifen was effective in producing antimanic effects. Conclusion: These results indicate that estrogen fluctuations may be an important factor in the etiology of bipolar disorder and it is obvious that more research on this topic is needed to clarify the role of estrogen...

  9. The role of estrogen in bipolar disorder, a review

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    Meinhard, Ninja; Kessing, Lars Vedel; Vinberg, Maj

    2014-01-01

    hormones, e.g. estrogen, are fluctuating and particularly postpartum there is a steep fall in the levels of serum estrogen. The role of estrogen in women with bipolar disorder is, however, not fully understood. AIM: The main objective of this review is to evaluate the possible relation between serum...... estrogen levels and women with bipolar disorder including studies of the anti manic effects of the selective estrogen receptor modulator tamoxifen. METHOD: A systematically literature search on PubMed was conducted: two studies regarding the connection between serum estrogen levels and women with bipolar...... tamoxifen studies found that tamoxifen was effective in producing antimanic effects. CONCLUSION: These results indicate that estrogen fluctuations may be an important factor in the etiology of bipolar disorder and it is obvious that more research on this topic is needed to clarify the role of estrogen...

  10. Towards a blood-based diagnostic panel for bipolar disorder

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    F. Haenisch (Frieder); J.D. Cooper (Jason); A. Reif (Andreas); S. Kittel-Schneider (Sarah); J. Steiner (Johann); F.M. Leweke (Marcus); M. Rothermundt (Matthias); N.J.M. van Beveren (Nico); B. Crespo-Facorro (Benedicto); D. Niebuhr (David); D. Cowan (David); N. Weber (Natalya); R.H. Yolken (Robert); B.W.J.H. Penninx (Brenda W.J.H.); S. Bahn (Sabine)

    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract_Background:_ Bipolar disorder (BD) is a costly, devastating and life shortening mental disorder that is often misdiagnosed, especially on initial presentation. Misdiagnosis frequently results in ineffective treatment. We investigated the utility of a biomarker panel as a diagnostic

  11. The Dysregulated Brain : A psychoimmunological approach to bipolar disorder

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    Haarman, Bartholomeus Cornelius Maria

    2017-01-01

    An important problem with psychiatric disorders is that much remains unknown about the underlying disease mechanisms, thereby delaying sometimes for many years the diagnosis bipolar disorder, with significant implications for treatment. In recent years, the neuroinflammation theory, which assumes

  12. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar mood disorder in ...

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    Jun 19, 2009 ... Bipolar mood disorder (BMD) has traditionally been seen as an adult disorder and .... antisocial behaviour, such as conduct disorder.3. In young ... In personality structure and temperament, children with BMD are more likely to ...

  13. State-related alterations of gene expression in bipolar disorder

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    Munkholm, Klaus; Vinberg, Maj; Berk, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Munkholm K, Vinberg M, Berk M, Kessing LV. State-related alterations of gene expression in bipolar disorder: a systematic review. Bipolar Disord 2012: 14: 684-696. © 2012 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Objective:  Alterations in gene expression in bipolar disorder...... have been found in numerous studies. It is unclear whether such alterations are related to specific mood states. As a biphasic disorder, mood state-related alterations in gene expression have the potential to point to markers of disease activity, and trait-related alterations might indicate...... vulnerability pathways. This review therefore evaluated the evidence for whether gene expression in bipolar disorder is state or trait related. Methods:  A systematic review, using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guideline for reporting systematic reviews, based...

  14. International Society for Bipolar Disorders Task Force on Suicide

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    Schaffer, Ayal; Isometsä, Erkki T; Tondo, Leonardo

    2015-01-01

    significantly associated with suicide attempts were: female gender, younger age at illness onset, depressive polarity of first illness episode, depressive polarity of current or most recent episode, comorbid anxiety disorder, any comorbid substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, any illicit substance use......OBJECTIVES: Bipolar disorder is associated with a high risk of suicide attempts and suicide death. The main objective of the present study was to identify and quantify the demographic and clinical correlates of attempted and completed suicide in people with bipolar disorder. METHODS: Within...... the framework of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Task Force on Suicide, a systematic review of articles published since 1980, characterized by the key terms bipolar disorder and 'suicide attempts' or 'suicide', was conducted, and data extracted for analysis from all eligible articles...

  15. Urbanicity during upbringing and bipolar affective disorders in Denmark

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    Pedersen, Carsten Bøcker; Mortensen, Preben Bo

    2006-01-01

    It has been suggested that known or suspected risk factors for schizophrenia may also be of importance for other psychoses, but the empirical evidence regarding this is limited. Urbanicity of place of birth and during upbringing has been shown to be related to the risk of schizophrenia. Few studies...... of urbanicity in relation to bipolar affective disorder exist. Objective: To investigate the potential association between urbanicity at birth and during upbringing and the risk of bipolar affective disorder. Method: Using data from the Danish Civil Registration System, we established a population-based cohort...... of 2.04 million people born in Denmark during 1956-1986, which included information on place of residence during upbringing. Bipolar affective disorder in cohort members was identified by linkage with the Danish Psychiatric Central Register. Results: Overall, 2232 people developed bipolar affective...

  16. Religiosidade e espiritualidade no transtorno bipolar do humor Religiosity and spirituality in bipolar disorder

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    André Stroppa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Nos últimos vinte anos, estudos sistematizados têm identificado uma relação positiva entre espiritualidade/religiosidade (R/E e saúde, notadamente saúde mental. Entretanto, são escassas as informações sobre R/E e transtorno bipolar do humor (TBH. Este artigo objetiva revisar as evidências disponíveis sobre estas relações. MÉTODOS: Foram cruzadas as palavras "bipolar", "mania" e "manic" com as palavras "religio*" e "spiritu*" nas bases de dados PubMed e PsychINFO em novembro de 2008. Foram encontrados 122 artigos publicados entre os anos de 1957 e 2008. RESULTADO: Os estudos apontam que pacientes bipolares tendem a apresentar maior envolvimento religioso/espiritual, maior frequência de relatos de conversão e experiências de salvação e uso mais frequente de coping religioso e espiritual (CRE que pessoas com outros transtornos mentais. Indicam ainda, uma relação frequente e significativa entre sintomas maníacos e experiências místicas. Os estudos mais relevantes encontrados na literatura foram agrupados nesta revisão em cinco tópicos: delírios místicos, religiosidade e espiritualidade, coping religioso-espiritual, recursos comunitários e comunidades tradicionais. CONCLUSÃO: O TBH e a R/E possuem intensa e complexa inter-relação. Estudos sobre práticas religiosas saudáveis, espiritualidade e recursos de coping merecem ser ampliados, bem como sua relação com o cumprimento do tratamento e as recorrências da doença, as intervenções psicoterápicas e a psicoeducação de base espiritual.BACKGROUND: Over the past twenty years, systematic studies have identified a positive relationship between spirituality/religiosity (S/R and health, especially mental health. Although there is only scant information about S/R and BipolarDisorder. METHODS: The words "bipolar", "mania" and "manic" were crossed with the words "religio*" and "spiritu*" in the databases PubMed and PsychINFO in November 2008. It was found 122

  17. Actividad biológica e inmunológica de las isoformas de carga de la hormona luteinizante bovina

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    Álvaro Ortega

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    Full Text Available La hormona luteinizante (LH sufre modificaciones postraduccionales que dan origen a isoformas de carga. El estudio determinó la actividad biológica (B e inmunológica (I de distintas isoformas de LH bovina. Las isoformas se aislaron mediante el cromatoenfoque a partir del extracto glicoprotéico obtenido de lóbulos anteriores de hipófisis de bovino. La actividad biológica se evaluó en un bioensayo in vitro midiendo la producción de AMPc. La actividad inmunológica se midió con un radioinmunoensayo (RIA específico para LH. El USDA-bLH-B5 se utilizó como referencia. Las isoformas se agruparon tomando como referencia el rango de pH de elución, en básicas (A, pH, 10.75-9.75; B, pH, 9.58-8.41, neutras (C, pH, 7.98-6.89 y ácidas (D, pH, 6.88-5.41; E, pH, 5.36-3.46. El peso molecular del heterodímero de cada isoforma y del estándar fue similar, estimado en 36.5 kDa. La actividad inmunológica y biológica se comportó de forma dosis-dependiente. Con respecto al estándar, se requirió una mayor concentración de proteína de cada isoforma para obtener el IC50 en la curva de inhibición. En el bioensayo, el valor EC50 para la producción de AMPc fue significativamente diferente entre isoformas; la isoforma neutra mostró un EC50 inferior lo que se interpretó como la proteína más bioactiva, en contraste, la isoforma ácida, mostró un valor de EC50 superior y resultó ser la menos bioactiva; la básica tuvo un comportamiento intermedio (P<0.05. En conclusión, los resultados sugieren un efecto diferenciado de las isoformas de carga, sobre la producción cuantitativa de AMPc por unidad de LH inmunoreactiva.

  18. Evaluación de la carga laboral en residentes chilenos de especialidades y subespecialidades médicas

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    Luis Antonio Díaz Piga

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La sobrecarga laboral horaria es un importante problema en los programas de especialización médica. Se asocia a mayor prevalencia de depresión, burnout, deserción, e impacta en la calidad de vida de los residentes. Nuestro objetivo fue cuantificar las horas semanales de carga laboral horaria en residentes de especialidad y subespecialidad de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC. Métodos: Se realizó una encuesta electrónica a los residentes de especialidad y subespecialidad de la PUC (2013. Ésta incluyó autoreporte de horas semanales trabajadas (jornada habitual, turnos presenciales y turnos de llamada. Para el análisis se consideraron sólo las horas presenciales (jornada habitual y turnos presenciales. Resultados: Se obtuvo 415 respuestas (tasa de respuesta 86%. Los residentes de especialidad reportaron una jornada de 52,8 ± 20,3 horas semanales más un promedio de 22,6 ± 22,5 horas de turnos presenciales semanales. Los residentes de programas de subespecialidad reportaron una jornada de 55,9 ± 22,2 horas semanales más un promedio de 23 ± 3,9 horas de turnos presenciales semanales. De los 53 programas evaluados, el 22,6% sobrepasó el límite recomendado  por  la Dirección de Postgrado PUC (80 horas semanales. Cinco programas reportaron 90-100 horas semanales (todas especialidades o subespecialidades quirúrgicas y 7 programas reportaron 80-90 horas semanales (3 subespecialidades médicas, 1 subespecialidad quirúrgica, 2 especialidades médicas y 1 especialidad quirúrgica. Conclusión: Los residentes de especialidades y subespecialidades médicas en la PUC están sometidos a una carga horaria significativa. Los programas quirúrgicos presentaron la mayor sobrecarga horaria presencial, con un promedio mayor al recomendado a nivel internacional.

  19. Composite Bipolar Plate for Unitized Fuel Cell/Electrolyzer Systems

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    Mittelsteadt, Cortney K.; Braff, William

    2009-01-01

    In a substantial improvement over present alkaline systems, an advanced hybrid bipolar plate for a unitized fuel cell/electrolyzer has been developed. This design, which operates on pure feed streams (H2/O2 and water, respectively) consists of a porous metallic foil filled with a polymer that has very high water transport properties. Combined with a second metallic plate, the pore-filled metallic plates form a bipolar plate with an empty cavity in the center.

  20. Pediatric bipolar disorder: validity, phenomenology, and recommendations for diagnosis

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    Youngstrom, Eric A; Birmaher, Boris; Findling, Robert L

    2013-01-01

    Objective To find, review, and critically evaluate evidence pertaining to the phenomenology of pediatric bipolar disorder and its validity as a diagnosis. Methods The present qualitative review summarizes and synthesizes available evidence about the phenomenology of bipolar disorder (BD) in youths, including description of the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of symptoms, clarification about rates of cycling and mixed states, and discussion about chronic versus episodic presentations of mood dysregulation. The validity of the diagnosis of BD in youths is also evaluated based on traditional criteria including associated demographic characteristics, family environmental features, genetic bases, longitudinal studies of youths at risk of developing BD as well as youths already manifesting symptoms on the bipolar spectrum, treatment studies and pharmacologic dissection, neurobiological findings (including morphological and functional data), and other related laboratory findings. Additional sections review impairment and quality of life, personality and temperamental correlates, the clinical utility of a bipolar diagnosis in youths, and the dimensional versus categorical distinction as it applies to mood disorder in youths. Results A schema for diagnosis of BD in youths is developed, including a review of different operational definitions of `bipolar not otherwise specified.' Principal areas of disagreement appear to include the relative role of elated versus irritable mood in assessment, and also the limits of the extent of the bipolar spectrum – when do definitions become so broad that they are no longer describing `bipolar' cases? Conclusions In spite of these areas of disagreement, considerable evidence has amassed supporting the validity of the bipolar diagnosis in children and adolescents. PMID:18199237

  1. Safety and efficacy of quetiapine in bipolar depression.

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    Bogart, Gregory T; Chavez, Benjamin

    2009-11-01

    To review the clinical data investigating the efficacy and safety of quetiapine in bipolar depression. Searches of MEDLINE and PubMed (1977-July 2009) were conducted using the key words quetiapine and bipolar depression. The references of literature found were cross-referenced. The pharmaceutical company that produces quetiapine was contacted to obtain the posters for the EMBOLDEN I and EMBOLDEN II trials. Only double-blind, placebo-controlled trials were included for review, as well as any subanalyses of the literature that matched this criterion. There was a total of 5 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials and 5 subanalyses reviewed. The results of these data demonstrated quetiapine's efficacy in the treatment of depressive phases of bipolar disorder, including statistically significant improvement in the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS). In the trials reviewed in this article, the change in MADRS scores ranged from -15.4 to -16.94 within the quetiapine groups, and from -10.26 to -11.93 in the placebo groups. There were also statistically significant improvements in the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, the Short Form of the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and the Sheehan Disability Scale. All of these trials had a duration of 8 weeks and therefore cannot be applied to the long-term use of quetiapine in bipolar depression. The most common adverse events were sedation, somnolence, and dry mouth. The overall dropout rates for the trials reviewed ranged from 24% to 47%. Based on the literature reviewed here, quetiapine appears to be a safe and efficacious short-term treatment option for bipolar depression. Patients with bipolar type I showed greater improvement on the MADRS than those with bipolar type II. Patients with a rapid-cycling disease course showed an improvement in depressive symptoms, regardless of bipolar type.

  2. Bifurcation analysis of parametrically excited bipolar disorder model

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    Nana, Laurent

    2009-02-01

    Bipolar II disorder is characterized by alternating hypomanic and major depressive episode. We model the periodic mood variations of a bipolar II patient with a negatively damped harmonic oscillator. The medications administrated to the patient are modeled via a forcing function that is capable of stabilizing the mood variations and of varying their amplitude. We analyze analytically, using perturbation method, the amplitude and stability of limit cycles and check this analysis with numerical simulations.

  3. Revisiting the wandering womb: Oxytocin in endometriosis and bipolar disorder.

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    Dinsdale, Natalie L; Crespi, Bernard J

    2017-11-01

    Hippocrates attributed women's high emotionality - hysteria - to a 'wandering womb'. Although hysteria diagnoses were abandoned along with the notion that displaced wombs cause emotional disturbance, recent research suggests that elevated levels of oxytocin occur in both bipolar disorder and endometriosis, a gynecological condition involving migration of endometrial tissue beyond the uterus. We propose and evaluate the hypothesis that elevated oxytocinergic system activity jointly contributes to bipolar disorder and endometriosis. First, we provide relevant background on endometriosis and bipolar disorder, and then we examine evidence for comorbidity between these conditions. We next: (1) review oxytocin's associations with personality traits, especially extraversion and openness, and how they overlap with bipolar spectrum traits; (2) describe evidence for higher oxytocinergic activity in both endometriosis and bipolar disorder; (3) examine altered hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis functioning in both conditions; (4) describe data showing that medications that treat one condition can improve symptoms of the other; (5) discuss fitness-related impacts of endometriosis and bipolar disorder; and (6) review a pair of conditions, polycystic ovary syndrome and autism, that show evidence of involving reduced oxytocinergic activity, in direct contrast to endometriosis and bipolar disorder. Considered together, the bipolar spectrum and endometriosis appear to involve dysregulated high extremes of normally adaptive pleiotropy in the female oxytocin system, whereby elevated levels of oxytocinergic activity coordinate outgoing sociality with heightened fertility, apparently characterizing, overall, a faster life history. These findings should prompt a re-examination of how mind-body interactions, and the pleiotropic endocrine systems that underlie them, contribute to health and disease. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy: A Review of Pregnancy Outcomes.

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    Scrandis, Debra A

    2017-11-01

    Women with bipolar disorder may benefit from continuation of their medications during pregnancy, but there may be risks to the fetus associated with some of these medications. This article examines the evidence relating to the effect of bipolar disorder and pharmacologic treatments for bipolar disorder on pregnancy outcomes. MEDLINE, CINAHL, ProQuest Dissertation & Theses, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched for English-language studies published between 2000 and 2017, excluding case reports and integrative reviews. Twenty articles that met inclusion criteria were included in this review. Women with bipolar disorder have a higher risk for pregnancy complications and congenital abnormalities than do women without bipolar disorder. In addition, illness relapse can occur if psychotropic medications are discontinued. There are limited data to recommend discontinuing lithium, lamotrigine, or carbamazepine during pregnancy. Valproic acid is not recommended during pregnancy due to increased odds of neural tube defects associated with its use. Atypical antipsychotics are used more frequently during pregnancy, with mixed evidence regarding an association between these agents and congenital malformations or preterm birth. The knowledge of benefits and risks of bipolar disorder and its treatment can help women and health care providers make individualized decisions. Prenatal care providers can discuss the evidence about safety of medications used to treat bipolar disorder with women in collaboration with their mental health care providers. In addition, women being treated for bipolar disorder require close monitoring for depressive and manic/hypomanic episodes that impact pregnancy outcomes. © 2017 by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

  5. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in bipolar disorder

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    Rydén, Eleonore

    2010-01-01

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder, i.e., it is by definition present from childhood. The main features characterizing ADHD are the difficulties to regulate attention, activity level, and impulses. The hallmark of bipolar disorder is episodic mood alterations with restitution between episodes. Although debut in childhood may occur, bipolar disorder typically debuts in late adolescence or early adulthood. The overarching aim with this ...

  6. Bipolar resistive switching in different plant and animal proteins

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    Bag, A.; Hota, Mrinal Kanti; Mallik, Sandipan B.; Maì ti, Chinmay Kumar

    2014-01-01

    We report bipolar resistive switching phenomena observed in different types of plant and animal proteins. Using protein as the switching medium, resistive switching devices have been fabricated with conducting indium tin oxide (ITO) and Al as bottom and top electrodes, respectively. A clockwise bipolar resistive switching phenomenon is observed in all proteins. It is shown that the resistive switching phenomena originate from the local redox process in the protein and the ion exchange from the top electrode/protein interface.

  7. Relationship between Childhood Maltreatment, Suicidality, and Bipolarity: A Retrospective Study

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    Park, Young-Min

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    Objective The aims of current study were to determine whether childhood maltreatment contributes to the occurrence of major depressive disorder (MDD) with bipolarity or suicidality. Methods In total, 132 outpatients diagnosed with MDD between 2014 and 2015 on the medical records were included. The subjects were divided into two groups according to the presence of childhood maltreatment (CM group) and no childhood maltreatment (NCM group). Depression severity and bipolarity were identified usi...

  8. Connection between Genetic and Clinical Data in Bipolar Disorder

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    Mellerup, Erling; Andreassen, Ole; Bennike, Bente

    2012-01-01

    Complex diseases may be associated with combinations of changes in DNA, where the single change has little impact alone. In a previous study of patients with bipolar disorder and controls combinations of SNP genotypes were analyzed, and four large clusters of combinations were found to be signifi...... to be significantly associated with bipolar disorder. It has now been found that these clusters may be connected to clinical data....

  9. Bipolar resistive switching in different plant and animal proteins

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    Bag, A.

    2014-06-01

    We report bipolar resistive switching phenomena observed in different types of plant and animal proteins. Using protein as the switching medium, resistive switching devices have been fabricated with conducting indium tin oxide (ITO) and Al as bottom and top electrodes, respectively. A clockwise bipolar resistive switching phenomenon is observed in all proteins. It is shown that the resistive switching phenomena originate from the local redox process in the protein and the ion exchange from the top electrode/protein interface.

  10. Hipertensão arterial e obesidade em motoristas profissionais de transporte de cargas Hipertensión arterial y obesidad en choferes profesionales de transporte de cargas Hypertension and obesity among professional drivers who work transporting loads

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    Luciane Cesira Cavagioni

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Verificar a prevalência de hipertensão arterial e obesidade em motoristas profissionais de transporte de carga e associá-la com variáveis estudadas. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal abragendo amostra de 258 motoristas profissionais de transporte de cargas que trafegavam pela Rodovia BR-116, no trecho paulista Regis Bittencourt. RESULTADOS: Os motoristas eram adultos jovens (37,5±10 anos, 19% tabagistas, 55% referiram ingestão de bebidas alcoólicas, 74% sedentários, 57% usavam medicamentos inibidores do sono, percorriam em média 800 km/dia e dirigiam 10 horas/dia. A prevalência da hipertensão arterial foi de 37%, 46% tinham sobrepeso, 36% obesidade e 58% circunferência abdominal aumentada. A análise de regressão logística indicou que a hipertensão arterial se associou (OD: Odds ratio, IC: intervalo de confiança a 95% com: aumento do índice de massa corporal (OR=1,183 IC 1,065-1,314; glicemia (OR=1,039 IC 1,004-1,076; e hábito de ingerir medicamento para inibir o sono (OR= 0,322 IC 0,129-0,801. CONCLUSÃO: Foi expressiva a presença de hipertensão, sobrepeso e obesidade nesses profissionais.OBJETIVOS: Verificar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y obesidad en choferes profesionales de transporte de carga y asociarla con variables estudiadas. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal abarcando una muestra de 258 choferes profesionales de transporte de carga que circulan por la carretera BR-116, en el trecho Regis Bittencourt, en el estado de Sao Paulo. RESULTADOS: Los choferes eran adultos jóvenes (37,5±10 años, 19% tabaquistas, 55% refirieron ingestión de bebidas alcohólicas, 74% sedentarios, 57% usaban medicamentos inhibidores del sueño; recorrían en promedio 800 km/día y conducían 10 horas/día. La prevalencia de la hipertensión arterial fue de 37%, 46% tenían sobrepeso, 36% obesidad y 58% circunferencia abdominal aumentada. El análisis de regresión logística indicó que la hipertensión arterial se asoció (OD

  11. Care needs and workload required by institutionalised psychiatric patients Necesidades de cuidados y carga de trabajo de pacientes psiquiátricos institucionalizados Necessidades de cuidados e carga de trabalho de enfermagem a pacientes psiquiátricos institucionalizados

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    Helena Ayako Mukai

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: This descriptive study used a quantitative approach to assess the nursing care needs of patients with mental disorders, the mean number of care hours these patients were provided and the workload these patients require nursing team. METHODS: The research was conducted in a public neuropsychiatric hospital located in south eastern Brazil in 2010 and included 105 patients as subjects. A patient classification tool was applied to characterise care profiles. Statistical analysis was performed using principal component analysis and analysis of variance. RESULTS: Patients were predominantly in the low care category (73.3%. The mean care hours ranged from 0.57 to 0.88 for nurses and 1.97 to 3.16 for nursing assistants, and the workload ranged from 119.6 to 183 hours . CONCLUSIONS: The present study showed that the care needs of most patients were at a low level of dependency and that most patients did not need to be institutionalised. Furthermore, it was found that the care hours provided by the nursing staff were not sufficient to meet the care needs of the patients.OBJETIVOS: El propósito de este estudio descriptivo con abordaje cuantitativo fue investigar las necesidades de cuidados de enfermería de pacientes con trastornos mentales, el promedio de horas de asistencia prestadas y la carga de trabajo del equipo de enfermería. MÉTODO: El estudio fue realizado en 2010 en un hospital neuropsiquiátrico público situado en la región sudeste de Brasil e incluyó 105 pacientes. Un instrumento de clasificación de pacientes fue aplicado para caracterizar el perfil asistencial. El tratamiento estadístico fue realizado mediante Análisis de Componentes Principales y Análisis de Varianza. RESULTADOS: Predominaron los pacientes de la categoría discreta de cuidados (73,3%. El promedio de horas de asistencia varió entre 0,57 y 0,88 (enfermeros y entre 1,97 y 3,16 (auxiliares de enfermería y la carga de trabajo entre 119,6 y 183 horas

  12. Bipolar disorder and medication: adherence, patients' knowledge and serum monitoring of lithium carbonate Trastorno bipolar y medicamentos: adhesión, conocimiento de los pacientes y monitorización sérica del carbonato de litio Transtorno bipolar e medicamentos: adesão, conhecimento dos pacientes e monitorização sérica do carbonato de lítio

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    Camila de Souza

    2013-04-01

    ún participante del estudio fue alcanzada la proporción de dos litemias/año, que representa la cantidad mínima de litemias preconizada por la literatura para el tratamiento de mantenimiento con carbonato de litio. CONCLUSIÓN: este estudio apunta factores críticos para la promoción de la seguridad del paciente en el seguimiento de la terapéutica medicamentosa con litio. OBJETIVOS: este estudo teve como objetivo caracterizar pacientes com transtorno afetivo bipolar, em uso de lítio, atendidos no ano 2009 em um serviço ambulatorial do interior de São Paulo, Brasil; avaliar a adesão e conhecimento dos mesmos sobre medicamentos prescritos e verificar a proporção de litemias/ano realizadas, no serviço, para cada indivíduo. MÉTODO: trata-se de estudo descritivo, com abordagem quantitativa, do qual participaram 36 pessoas. Foram utilizadas entrevistas estruturadas e revisão de prontuários para coleta de dados e estatística descritiva para análise dos mesmos. RESULTADOS: entre os participantes, foram identificadas dificuldades em relatar a dose dos fármacos prescritos e alta taxa de não adesão. Em nenhum participante do estudo foi atingida a proporção de duas litemias/ano, que representa a quantidade mínima de litemias preconizada pela literatura para o tratamento de manutenção com carbonato de lítio. CONSIDERAÇÕES FINAIS: este estudo aponta fatores críticos na promoção da segurança do paciente no seguimento da terapêutica medicamentosa com lítio.

  13. Análisis de tensiones en árboles de geometría compleja bajo cargas debido al efecto giroscópico.

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    M. Sánchez Noa

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se exponen los resultados del análisis realizado en árboles de compleja geometríapertenecientes a un multiplicador planetario tipo 2KH-A destinado a emplearse en aerogeneradores deelectricidad. En el mismo, se presentan los modelos físico-matemáticos de dichos árboles para seranalizados mediante el método de los elementos finitos, considerando el estado de carga que surge alfuncionar el mecanismo y contemplando el efecto adicional de las cargas giroscópicas. Se muestran laszonas de conflicto de tensiones y se analizan propuestas de diseño que permitan, garantizando laresistencia y rigidez, realizar variaciones dimensionales y mejorar la compacidad de los elementos,disminuyendo a la vez el peso de los mismos.

  14. Tensão e cargas superficiais – o que Wilhelm Weber já sabia há 150 anos

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    Hermann Härtel

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7941.2012v29n3p1015 É apresentada uma descrição qualitativa da voltagem elétrica em termos da existência de cargas superficiais, antes de se introduzir a definição abstrata de “habilidade de realizar trabalho por uma fonte de energia” ou a definição quantitativa com “energia por unidade de carga”. Essas cargas superficiais e os campos elétricos associados a elas podem ser demonstradas experimentalmente e fornecem uma explicação causal dos processos e das leis que precisam ser compreendidos e aprendidos.

  15. Imagenología y distribución de cargas en la muñeca normal y postquirúrgica

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    Márquez Flórez, Kalenia María

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se determinó la distribución de cargas en la articulación radio-carpiana en la muñeca, bajo condiciones de carga y geometría, asociadas a tratamientos de artrodesis en estado estático. Para esto, se empleó el método discreto Rigid Body Spring Model (RBSM) en un modelo tridimensional de una muñeca sana. El método RBSM también se aplicó a modelos en los cuales se simularon condiciones de la muñeca luego de algún tratamiento de artrodesis, y los resultados obtenido...

  16. Generation of metal composition gradients by means of bipolar electrodeposition

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    Tisserant, Gwendoline; Fattah, Zahra; Ayela, Cédric; Roche, Jérome; Plano, Bernard; Zigah, Dodzi; Goudeau, Bertrand; Kuhn, Alexander; Bouffier, Laurent

    2015-01-01

    Highlights: • A bipolar electrochemistry approach for the preparation of surface gradients is reported. • Several metals are simultaneously deposited on a bipolar electrode. • The elemental composition and thickness of the deposit varies alongside the bipolar electrode. • The deposit affects the surface properties and exhibits a barcode feature. - Abstract: Bipolar electrochemistry is an unconventional technique that currently encounters a renewal of interest due to modern applications in the fields of analytical chemistry or materials science. The approach is particularly relevant for the preparation of asymmetric objects or surfaces such as Janus particles for example. Bipolar electrochemistry allows spatially controlled deposition of various layers from electroactive precursors, selectively at one side of a bipolar electrode. We report here the concomitant cathodic deposition of up to three different metals at the same time in a single experiment. The deposits were characterized by optical and electron microscopy imaging as well as profilometry and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. As a result, the deposited layer is composed of several areas exhibiting both a composition and a thickness gradient. Such a variation directly modifies the optical and electronic properties alongside the surface and gives access to the design of composite surfaces exhibiting a visual gradient feature.

  17. Mapping bipolar worlds: lived geographies of 'madness' in autobiographical accounts.

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    Chouinard, Vera

    2012-03-01

    This article aims to advance our understanding of women's and men's experiences of negotiating bipolar 'madness' in society and space. It addresses gaps in the clinical literature on life with bipolar and geographic accounts of 'madness' and psycho-emotional distress by considering altered ways of being in place that bipolar 'madness' entails and how narrative sense is made of these. Conceptually, I build on Cosgrove's (2000) approach to psycho-emotional distress and geographic insights about being 'mad' in place. Methodologically and empirically, I draw on thematic narrative analysis of autobiographies of living with bipolar. Key findings include altered paradoxically (dis)embodied ways of being-in-place, 'fractured' or 'whole' senses of self and ways of relating to people/places, 'straddling' 'real' and 'delusional' worlds and bipolar ways of negotiating places are not straightforwardly 'irrational'. While narrative accounts most often invoke dominant discourses about bipolar, sometimes these are challenged through 'rescripting' and 'revaluing mad' identities and ways of being in place. In conclusion, key findings and avenues for future geographical research are discussed. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Aberrant cerebellar connectivity in bipolar disorder with psychosis.

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    Shinn, Ann K; Roh, Youkyung S; Ravichandran, Caitlin T; Baker, Justin T; Öngür, Dost; Cohen, Bruce M

    2017-07-01

    The cerebellum, which modulates affect and cognition in addition to motor functions, may contribute substantially to the pathophysiology of mood and psychotic disorders, such as bipolar disorder. A growing literature points to cerebellar abnormalities in bipolar disorder. However, no studies have investigated the topographic representations of resting state cerebellar networks in bipolar disorder, specifically their functional connectivity to cerebral cortical networks. Using a well-defined cerebral cortical parcellation scheme as functional connectivity seeds, we compared ten cerebellar resting state networks in 49 patients with bipolar disorder and a lifetime history of psychotic features and 55 healthy control participants matched for age, sex, and image signal-to-noise ratio. Patients with psychotic bipolar disorder showed reduced cerebro-cerebellar functional connectivity in somatomotor A, ventral attention, salience, and frontoparietal control A and B networks relative to healthy control participants. These findings were not significantly correlated with current symptoms. Patients with psychotic bipolar disorder showed evidence of cerebro-cerebellar dysconnectivity in selective networks. These disease-related changes were substantial and not explained by medication exposure or substance use. Therefore, they may be mechanistically relevant to the underlying susceptibility to mood dysregulation and psychosis. Cerebellar mechanisms deserve further exploration in psychiatric conditions, and this study's findings may have value in guiding future studies on pathophysiology and treatment of mood and psychotic disorders, in particular.

  19. The functional neuroanatomy of bipolar disorder: a consensus model

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    Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; Almeida, Jorge; Altshuler, Lori L; Blumberg, Hilary P; Chang, Kiki D; DelBello, Melissa P; Frangou, Sophia; McIntosh, Andrew; Phillips, Mary L; Sussman, Jessika E; Townsend, Jennifer D

    2013-01-01

    Objectives Functional neuroimaging methods have proliferated in recent years, such that functional magnetic resonance imaging, in particular, is now widely used to study bipolar disorder. However, discrepant findings are common. A workgroup was organized by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH, USA) to develop a consensus functional neuroanatomic model of bipolar I disorder based upon the participants’ work as well as that of others. Methods Representatives from several leading bipolar disorder neuroimaging groups were organized to present an overview of their areas of expertise as well as focused reviews of existing data. The workgroup then developed a consensus model of the functional neuroanatomy of bipolar disorder based upon these data. Results Among the participants, a general consensus emerged that bipolar I disorder arises from abnormalities in the structure and function of key emotional control networks in the human brain. Namely, disruption in early development (e.g., white matter connectivity, prefrontal pruning) within brain networks that modulate emotional behavior leads to decreased connectivity among ventral prefrontal networks and limbic brain regions, especially amygdala. This developmental failure to establish healthy ventral prefrontal–limbic modulation underlies the onset of mania and ultimately, with progressive changes throughout these networks over time and with affective episodes, a bipolar course of illness. Conclusions This model provides a potential substrate to guide future investigations and areas needing additional focus are identified. PMID:22631617

  20. Neurocognition and psychosocial functioning in adolescents with bipolar disorder.

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    Best, Michael W; Bowie, Christopher R; Naiberg, Melanie R; Newton, Dwight F; Goldstein, Benjamin I

    2017-01-01

    Adults with bipolar disorder demonstrate significantly poorer psychosocial functioning and neurocognition compared to controls. In adult bipolar disorder neurocognition predicts a substantial portion of variance in functioning. Adolescents with bipolar disorder have reducedpsychosocial functioning, but less is known about neurocognitive impairments, and no studies have examined the relationship between neurocognition and functioning in an adolescent sample. 38 adolescents with bipolar disorder and 49 healthy controls under 20 years of age completed assessments of psychosocial functioning, neurocognitive ability, and psychiatric symptoms. Adolescents with bipolar disorder had significantly poorer psychosocial functioning in domains of daily activities, social functioning, and satisfaction with functioning, psadolescent sample with bipolar disorder experiences significantly poorer neurocognitive and psychosocial functioning compared to controls; however, psychosocial functioning appears to be more strongly related to mood symptoms than to neurocognition. Future work is needed to delineate the time course of neurocognitive functioning and its relation to psychosocial functioning across the course of illness. Adolescence may provide an ideal time for cognitive enhancement and intensive psychosocial intervention. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.