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Videoconferencing has become an increasingly viable tool in psychiatry, with a growing body of literature on its use with a range of patient populations. A number of factors make it particularly well suited for patients with psychosis. For example, patients living in remote or underserved areas can be seen by a specialist without need for travel. However,(More)
The Panic Belief Inventory (PBI) was developed to assess beliefs that increase the likelihood of catastrophic reactions to physical and emotional experiences in panic disorder. In the first stage of scale development, 197 panic disorder patients completed the PBI and standard self-report inventories of psychiatric symptomatology. An exploratory factor(More)
To differentiate between B virus and HSV isolates from monkeys and man monoclonal antibodies (mabs) were produced to herpesvirus simiae (B virus) and herpes simplex type 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Mabs were tested by indirect immunofluorescence (IFAT) for reactivity against herpesviruses from Asiatic monkeys (B virus), African monkeys (SA 8 virus), and man(More)
Four fluorescent antibody reagents were evaluated for their suitability for the identification of adenovirus isolates by immunofluorescence. The antibodies used in the reagents consist of monoclonal antibodies against adenovirus type 3 (Ad3), Ad4, Ad8, and adenoviruses of subgroup C (Ad1,2,5,6), serotypes known to occur in outbreaks of disease. Most of the(More)
Autistic-spectrum disorders are among the most enigmatic forms of developmental disability. Although the cause of autism is largely unknown, recent advances point to the importance of genetic factors and early environmental insults, and several promising behavioral, educational, and psychopharmacologic interventions have been developed. Nevertheless,(More)
Seven monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to polyomavirus JC were produced, and one was selected for use in immunofluorescence (IF) tests on brain material from patients with suspected progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML). The selected MAb (5.12.2) reacted by IF with JC-infected primary human foetal glial (PHFG) cell cultures (titre 1/200,000) but not(More)
Although the use of telemedicine in psychiatry has a long history in providing clinical care to patients, its use in clinical trials research has not yet been commonly employed. Telemedicine allows for the remote assessment of study patients, which could be done by a centralized, highly calibrated, and impartial cohort of raters independent of the study(More)
BACKGROUND Good interrater reliability is essential to minimize error variance and improve study power. Reasons why raters differ in scoring the same patient include information variance (different information obtained because of asking different questions), observation variance (the same information is obtained, but raters differ in what they notice and(More)
This study examined the relationship between family history of suicide, negative problem solving orientation and suicide attempt status (multiple suicide attempters versus single suicide attempters). Suicide attempters with a family history of suicide were more likely to have multiple suicide attempts when compared to suicide attempters who did not have a(More)
The development of a monoclonal antibody based radio-immune dot-blot technique (IDBT) for the rapid detection of adenovirus is described. 718 conjunctival swabs from patients with acute keratoconjunctivitis were examined by conventional cell culture isolation techniques and IDBT. IDBT identified adenovirus in 64 of 75 culture positive samples and also in a(More)