Jessica Martin

PhD

Most Recent Articles by Jessica Martin

Obesity, Diabetes May Increase Risk of Reoperation After Microvascular Decompression

Obesity, Diabetes May Increase Risk of Reoperation After Microvascular Decompression

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Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia was found to be a largely safe procedure, but patients with diabetes or obesity are an increased risk for reoperation within 30 days.

Lipid Metabolism Imbalance and Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disease

Lipid Metabolism Imbalance and Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disease

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Abnormal ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids were associated with the presence of bipolar disorder and the severity and duration of major depressive disorder.

Weight Loss May Improve Pain in Patients With Obesity

Weight Loss May Improve Pain in Patients With Obesity

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Weight loss may result in improved pain, symptom severity, depression, and fibromyalgia scores in patients with obesity.

Little Effect on Metabolic Risk Factors With Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics

Little Effect on Metabolic Risk Factors With Addition of SSRIs to Antipsychotics

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A combination of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and antipsychotics does not lead to further deterioration of metabolic variables; however, metabolic monitoring should be performed.

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Peripheral, Central Pain Sensitization

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Peripheral, Central Pain Sensitization

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Patients were found to have improved pressure pain threshold at the patella and the wrist after weight loss associated with bariatric surgery, suggesting bariatric surgery may improve pain sensitization.

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