Eating Disorders: Knowledge and Attitudes of Psychiatrists Towards Eating Disorders.

Knowledge and attitudes of psychiatrists towards eating disorders.

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Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2013 Jan; 21(1): 84-8
Jones WR, Saeidi S, Morgan JF

This study examined the eating disorder mental health literacy of psychiatrists.A sample of psychiatrists completed a questionnaire measuring knowledge of and attitudes towards eating disorders. Knowledge questions were based on the academic literature, standard diagnostic criteria and national guidelines on the management of eating disorders. Attitude items covered beliefs about the aetiology and treatment of eating disorders, confidence levels in diagnosis and management and the use of compulsory measures in anorexia nervosa.Psychiatrists’ knowledge of eating disorders was variable with specific gaps in both diagnosis and management. Psychiatrists felt more confident in diagnosing eating disorders than managing these conditions. Attitudes towards eating disorders were less stigmatizing than those seen in other health professionals.There is a clear need for greater education of psychiatrists regarding the diagnosis and management of eating disorders. Implementing training programmes and making information readily available could contribute to addressing these issues.
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Comparison of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms and proton pump inhibitor response using gastroesophageal reflux disease impact scale questionnaire.

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J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2013 Jan; 19(1): 61-9
Jo SY, Kim N, Lim JH, Shin CM, Park YS, Lee DH, Jung HC

To compare gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and response to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in patients with erosive esophagitis (EE), non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) or functional heartburn (FH) using GERD impact scale (GIS) questionnaire.Total 126 patients with GERD symptoms were diagnosed as EE (n = 62), NERD (n = 34) and FH (n = 30) by endoscopy, 24-hour esophageal pH testing and Bernstein test, prospectively. Analysis of risk factors and GIS questionnaire for GERD symptoms and quality of life were performed before and 8 weeks after PPI treatment.EE group had a higher proportion of men, frequent alcohol consumption, smoking, hiatal hernia, body mass index ? 25 kg/m(2) and triglyceride levels (? 150 mg/dL) than the other groups (all P < 0.05). On the other hand, both psychiatric treatment and psychopharmacotherapy were more frequent in patients with FH than in those with EE and NERD (both P < 0.05). Among GERD symptoms, chest pain was more frequent in FH group than in EE and NERD groups (P < 0.05). Eating problems and limitation of productive daily activities occurred frequently in FH group and NERD group, respectively. GIS after 8 week PPI treatment showed improvement in all of the GERD symptoms in EE (all P < 0.05) and in acid regurgitation, epigastric pain and hoarseness in NERD group (all P < 0.05). In terms of quality of life, PPI treatment improved sleep disturbance in EE (P = 0.031) and limitation of productive activity in the NERD group (P = 0.001).GIS questionnaire showed that different characteristics and symptoms improved after PPI therapy among patients with EE, NERD and FH, demonstrating the usefulness of the GIS questionnaire. HubMed – eating


Toxocariasis in waste pickers: a case control seroprevalence study.

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PLoS One. 2013; 8(1): e54897
Alvarado-Esquivel C

The epidemiology of Toxocara infection in humans in Mexico has been poorly explored. There is a lack of information about Toxocara infection in waste pickers.Determine the seroepidemiology of Toxocara infection in waste pickers.Through a case control study design, the presence of anti-Toxocara IgG antibodies was determined in 90 waste pickers and 90 age- and gender-matched controls using an enzyme-linked immunoassay. Associations of Toxocara exposure with socio-demographic, work, clinical, and behavioral data of the waste pickers were also evaluated.The seroprevalence of anti-Toxocara IgG antibodies was significantly higher in waste pickers (12/90: 13%) than in control subjects (1/90: 1%) (OR ?=?14; 95% CI: 2-288). The seroprevalence was not influenced by socio-demographic or work characteristics. In contrast, increased seroprevalence was found in waste pickers suffering from gastritis, and reflex and visual impairments. Multivariate analysis showed that Toxocara exposure was associated with a low frequency of eating out of home (OR ?=?26; 95% CI: 2-363) and negatively associated with consumption of chicken meat (OR ?=?0.03; 95% CI: 0.003-0.59). Other behavioral characteristics such as animal contacts or exposure to soil were not associated with Toxocara seropositivity.1) Waste pickers are a risk group for Toxocara infection. 2) Toxocara is impacting the health of waste pickers. This is the first report of Toxocara exposure in waste pickers and of associations of gastritis and reflex impairment with Toxocara seropositivity. Results warrant for further research.
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LPS: Tiffiny Jones eps 12( New Girl On Friday) – Welcome to my next video! This video is about:………….. Ok. everyone shows up to school, putting stuff in there lockers, chatting, going to classes, listening to music, & etc. But, someone new barges into the 11th grade wing. Her name is Angela Swift, commonly known as Angi. She wants soeone to help her find her locker. She walks to the wrong people. Those wrong people are THE popular clique; Tiffiny, Kiki, & Kiara. AFter a couple minutes,; BABAM.Everyone know’s she is a so called “Newbie”. Then, Makayla, Lucy, and Bailey come over and make a joke out of it; (As it was already a joke). Thn they become friends then blah blah bahhhhh…………. So, will someone take Aeden away from 2 girls, or Will Tiffiny ruin 4 girls life with tools???? STay tonned!!! WARNING: Lps Tiffiny Jones series is actually rated PG. I know they are just plastic toys and all but some things could happen; Kissing, bad talk; dramtic, etc. Also, kids plase watch at YOUR own RISK, because there maybe eating-disorders, and etc. I dont want anyone to follow off eating dissoreders, all I do is help people with them, and say how bad it is and save people’s life. So please WATCH AT OWN RISK. Dont try eating disorders because they can KILL you or Ruin your life. If you dont like plastic toys kissing, please watch soemthing else because I’d rather you not complain of how: GROSS, DISGUSTING, DISTURBING, BAD, EWE, BARF, I CANT WTACH THIS, ETC….. so if u cant handle that, WATCH SOMETHING ELSE. AS I SAID


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