Hisham M Ibrahim

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BACKGROUND The present study provides additional data on the psychometric properties of the 30-item Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS) and of the recently developed Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS), a brief 16-item symptom severity rating scale that was derived from the longer form. Both the IDS and QIDS are available in matched(More)
OBJECTIVE Both thalamic and glutamatergic dysfunction have been implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. The authors examined ionotropic glutamate receptor expression in postmortem samples from patients with schizophrenia and comparison subjects, using the hypothesis that glutamate receptor expression differs in limbic nuclei of the thalamus in(More)
This study evaluated and compared the performance of three self-report measures: (1) 30-item Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self-Report (IDS-SR30); (2) 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self-Report (QIDS-SR16); and (3) Patient Global Impression-Improvement (PGI-I) in assessing clinical outcomes in depressed patients during a(More)
OBJECTIVE While both thalamic abnormalities and dopaminergic dysregulation have been separately implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, little is known about the possible dysfunction of molecules associated with dopaminergic neurotransmission in the thalamus in this illness. In this study, the authors studied this question by measuring in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the concordance between the self-report and the clinician-rated versions of the Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (IDS-30) and between the two versions of the briefer 16-item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS-16). METHODS Data were gathered for 544 adult outpatients with psychotic (N = 106) or(More)
Thalamic afferents and efferents utilize glutamate as their primary neurotransmitter. There are four families of glutamate receptors that can transduce this activity, as well as regulate glutamate release from thalamic relay neurons. The three ionotropic subtypes are of particular importance, because subunit composition confers variability in functional(More)
Leukocyte crawling and transendothelial migration (TEM) are potentiated by shear stress caused by blood flow. The mechanism that couples shear stress to migration has not been fully elucidated. We found that mice lacking GEF-H1 (GEF-H1-/-), a RhoA-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF), displayed limited migration and recruitment of neutrophils(More)
Adult GH deficiency (AGHD) is associated with reduced bone mineral density, and decreased end-organ sensitivity to the effects of PTH has been suggested as a possible underlying mechanism. We investigated the effects of GH replacement (GHR) on PTH circulating activity and its association with phosphocalcium metabolism and bone turnover in 16 (8 men and 8(More)
Cognitive impairment is a core feature of schizophrenia that substantially accounts for poor functional outcomes associated with this disease in areas such as work, independent living and social relationships. Until recently, drug development in schizophrenia has focused on developing compounds that mainly target the positive psychotic symptoms of the(More)
We report a case of an elderly patient in whom live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) provided definitive diagnosis of mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa abscess. This could not be done by two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE) and two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2DTEE). 3DTEE was also(More)