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Annotated Abstracts of Articles of Interest — Archive

Reviews of recently published articles of interest to
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine

For more current reviews, see Annotated Journal Abstracts.

October 2011
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Depressive symptoms, health behaviors, and subsequent inflammation in patients with coronary heart disease: prospective findings from the heart and soul study.  Duivis HE, de Jonge P, Penninx BW, Na BY, Cohen BE, Whooley MA.  Am J Psychiatry 2011; 168(9):913-920

Individual risk profiles for postoperative delirium after joint replacement surgery.  Jain FA, Brooks JO 3rd, Larsen KA, et al.  Psychosomatics 2011; 52(5):410-416

Suicide categories by patterns of known risk factors: a latent class analysis.  Logan J, Hall J, Karch D.  Arch Gen Psychiatry 2011; 68(9):935-941

Optimism in relation to inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in older men: the VA Normative Aging Study.  Ikeda A, Schwartz J, Peters JL, et al.  Psychosom Med 2011; 73(8):664-671

July 2011
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy tailored to psychological adaptation to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.  Irvine J, Firestone J, Ong L, et al.  Psychosom Med 2011; 73(3):226-233

Combining medications to enhance depression outcomes (CO-MED): acute and long-term outcomes of a single-blind randomized study.  Rush AJ, Trivedi MH, Stewart JW, et al.  Am J Psychiatry 2011; 168(7):689-701

Association of cerebrovascular events with antidepressant use: a case-crossover study.  Wu CS, Wang SC, Cheng YC, Gau SS.  Am J Psychiatry 2011; 168(5):511-521

Assessment and management of patients with intellectual disabilities by psychiatric consultants.  Friedman ND, Shedlack KJ.  Psychosomatics 2011; 52(3):210-217

March 2011
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Collaborative care for patients with depression and chronic illnesses.  Katon WJ, Lin EB, von Korff M, et al.  New Engl J Med 2010; 363(27):2611-2620

Psychological distress predicts the development of the metabolic syndrome: a prospective population-based study.  Puustinen PJ, Koponen H, Kautiainen H, et al.  Psychosom Med 2011;73(2):158-165

Exercise and pharmacotherapy in patients with major depression: one-year follow-up of the SMILE study.  Hoffman BM, Babyak MA, Craighead WE, et al.  Psychosom Med 2011; 73(2):127-133

Association of anticholinergic drugs with hospitalization and mortality among older cardiovascular patients: A prospective study.  Uusvaara J, Pitkala KH, Kautiainen H, Tilvis RS, Strandberg TE.  Drugs Aging 2011; 28(2):131-138

October 2010
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Administration of olanzapine to prevent postoperative delirium in elderly joint-replacement patients: a randomized controlled trial.  Larsen KL, Kelly SE, Stern TA, et al.  Psychosomatics 2010; 51(5): 409-418

Depressive symptoms and mortality in patients after kidney transplantation: a prospective prevalent cohort study.  Novak M, Molnar MS, Szeifert L, et al.  Psychosom Med 2010; 72(6):527-534

The impact of pain and depression on recovery after coronary artery bypass grafting.  Morone NE, Weiner DK, Belnap BH, et al.  Psychosom Med 2010; 72(7):620-625.

Scared to death? Generalized anxiety disorder and cardiovascular events in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Martens EJ, de Jonge P, Na B, Cohen BE, Lett H, Whooley MA.  Arch Gen Psychiatry 2010; 67(7):750-758.

July 2010
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Clinical characteristics and outcome in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.  Jones SG, O’Brien TJ, Adams SJ, et al.  Psychosom Med 2010; 72(5):487-497

Pessimism, worthlessness, anhedonia, and thoughts of death identify DSM-IV major depression in hospitalized, medically-ill patients.  McKenzie DP, Clarke DM, Forbes AB, Sim MR.  Psychosomatics 2010; 51(4):302-311

Prevalence of mental health problems and functional impairment among active component and National Guard soldiers 3 and 12 months following combat in Iraq.  Thomas JL, Wilk JE, Riviere LA, McGurk D, Castro CA, Hoge CW.  Arch Gen Psychiatry 2010; 67(6):614-623

Depressive disorder and incident diabetes mellitus: the effect of characteristics of depression.  Campayo A, de Jonge P, Roy JF, et al.  Am J Psychiatry 2010; 167(5):580-588

April 2010
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Support for the vascular depression hypothesis in late-life depression. Sheline YI, Pieper CF, Barch DM, et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2010; 67(3):277-285

Significant reductions in drinking following brief alcohol treatment provided in a hepatitis C clinic.  Dieperink E, Ho SB, Heit S, et al.  Psychosomatics 2010; 51(2):149-156

This quarter, two articles are reviewed on the topic of depression and endothelial function.  Although these articles are somewhat less clinical than the usual articles of interest posted in this section, the connection between depression and endothelial function appears to be increasingly important as we attempt to understand how depression is linked to negative medical (especially cardiovascular) outcomes.

January 2010
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Telephone-delivered collaborative care for treating post-CABG depression: a randomized controlled trial.  Rollman BL, Belnap BH, LeMenager MS, et al.  JAMA 2009; 302(19):2095-2103

Diabetes and poor disease control: is comorbid depression associated with poor medication adherence or lack of treatment intensification?  Katon W, Russo J, Lin EH, et al.  Psychosom Med 2009; 71(9):965-972

Psychobehavioral predictors of somatoform disorders in patients with suspected allergies.  Hausteiner C, Bornschein S, Bubel E, et al.  Psychosom Med 2009; 71(9):1004-1011

An ultra-brief screening scale for anxiety and depression: the PHQ-4.  Kroenke K, Spitzer RL, Williams JB, Löwe B.  Psychosomatics 2009; 50(6):613-621

October 2009
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Dexmedetomidine and the reduction of postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery. Maldonado JR, Wysong A, van der Starre PJ, et al.  Psychosomatics 2009;50(3):206-217

Depression and cognitive complaints following mild traumatic brain injury.  Silver JM, McAllister TW, Arciniegas DB.   Am J Psychiatry 2009; 166:653-661

Generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and their comorbidity as predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the Vietnam Experience Study.  Phillips AC, Batty GD, Gale CR, et al.  Psychosom Med 2009;71(4):395-403

Generalized anxiety disorder is associated with metabolic syndrome in the Vietnam Experience Study. Carroll D, Phillips AC, Thomas GN, et al.  Biol Psychiatry 2009; 66(1):91-93

June 2009
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Pharmacological management of delirium in hospitalized adults: a systematic evidence review. Campbell N, Boustani MA, Ayub A, et al.  J Gen Intern Med 2009; 24(7):848-53

Understanding associations between serious mental illness and hepatitis C virus among veterans: a national multivariate analysis.  Himelhoch S, Mccarthy JF, Ganoczy D, et al.  Psychosomatics 2009; 50(1):30-37

Healthcare costs associated with depression in medically ill fee-for-service Medicare participants. Unützer J, Schoenbaum M, Katon WJ, et al.  J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57(3):506-510

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome complicating antipsychotic treatment of delirium or agitation in medical and surgical patients: case reports and a review of the literature.  Seitz DP, Gill SS.  Psychosomatics 2009; 50(1):8-15. 

November 2005
Reviewer: Jeff C. Huffman, MD

Improving depression outcomes in older adults with comorbid medical illness.  Harpole LH, Williams JW, Olsen MK, et al.  Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2005; 27:4-12

Association between psychoactive medications and delirium in hospitalized patients: a critical review.  Gaudreau J, Gagnon P, Roy M, et al.  Psychosomatics 2005; 46:302-316

Somatization increases medical utilization and costs independent of psychiatric and medical comorbidity.  Barsky AJ, Orav J, Bates DW.  Arch Gen Psychiatry 2005; 62:903-910

Relationship between release of platelet/endothelial biomarkers and plasma levels of sertraline and N-desmethylsertraline in acute coronary syndrome patients receiving SSRI treatment for depression.  Serebruany VL, Suckow RF, Cooper TB, et al.  Am J Psychiatry 2005; 162:1165-1170



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