New publication by Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association members in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders (Impact factor 1.88) analyses thyroid hormones (i.e., fT4 level and fT3/fT4 ratio) and N-terminal pro-B-Type natriuretic peptide level as predictors of long-term outcomes of coronary artery disease patients.
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Professor Robertas Bunevicius memorial award for the best presentation by the young scientist was awarded at the 10th International Congress of the International Neuropsychiatric Association that took place in October 14-16, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. This award was established by the INA and Lithuanian Society of Biological Psychiatry in memory of Prof. Robertas Bunevicius, who has as an active INA member for many years and he had been repeatedly elected at the Executive Committee, a position that he held at the time of his death. ...continue reading
On the 6 -7 of May, 2016, Lithuanian Society of Biological Psychiatry (LSBP) and Psychiatry Clinic of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) were organizing the Conference for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and other specialists from Baltic countries (in Kaunas, Lithuania): "Anxiety and Stressor-Related Disorders: from diagnostic challenge to evidence-based treatment". ...continue reading
The Journal of Psychiatric Research has recently published results of randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial showing that thyroid gland hormone triiodothyronine (T3) accelerates and enhances the antipsychotic effect of risperidone in acute schizophrenia.
The journal Acta Neurochirurgica has recently published a study showing that aneurysm clipping surgery is associated with increase of heart rate and blood pressure of experienced neurosurgeons. These findings imply that complex neurosurgical procedures are associated with significant cardiovascular system response. However, it remains unclear whether such physiologic response can have adverse health consequences.
New publication by Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association members in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences (Impact factor 2.82) suggest that beta-blocker use is associated with worse cognitive performance of coronary artery disease patients. ...continue reading
Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association late member Robertas Bunevicius led study results recently published in the journal Medicina showing that low tri-iodothyronine syndrome is associated with worse cardiac functioning after MI. ...continue reading
The journal Medicina published results of a study led by the Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association late members Margarita Staniute and Robertas Bunevicius showing that left ventricular function impairment predicts worse quality of life after a heart attack. Study authors investigated the relationship between health-related quality of life and left ventricular systolic and diastolic function parameters in stable coronary artery disease patients with mild and moderate heart failure. ...continue reading
New data on insomnia symptoms and mortality by Lithuanian Biological Psychiatry Association member Aurelija Podlipskyte in the Journal of Sleep Research. Authors examined the association between insomnia symptoms and mortality in cohorts from three countries Finland, Norway and Lithuania to show common and unique patterns. The Lithuanian cohort comprised 1602 participants from the City of Palanga, aged 35-74 years at baseline in 2003. ...continue reading