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Discriminating value of total minor physical anomaly score on the Waldrop scale between patients with bipolar I disorder and normal controls.
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PMID:  23890698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Minor physical anomalies (MPAs) are slight structural aberrations indicative of abnormal neurodevelopment. Most studies of MPAs in bipolar disorder have yielded limited results. We attempted to assess the potential value of MPAs as a classifying test in the status bipolar I patients vs. normal controls. Sixty one bipolar I patients and 103 controls were evaluated for MPAs using a slightly modified version of the Waldrop scale. The specificity, sensitivity and predictive value of different total MPA (MPA-T) scores were determined. The cut-off MPA-T scores that optimally discriminated patients from controls (exhibiting the most balanced sets of sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values) were MPA-T≥4 and MPA-T≥5. These values set a "border zone" in which bipolar I patients began to prevail significantly over controls. The latter presented most frequently with MPA-T ≤3 and rarely with MPA-T ≥6. Bipolar I patients prevailed among outliers (subjects with significantly higher MPA-T scores). Our data establish MPA-T score as a reliable index in distinguishing between bipolar I patients and normal controls and are consistent with the hypothesis of abnormal neurodevelopment in bipolar disorder.
Stefan Sivkov; Valentin Akabaliev; Mladen Mantarkov; Ferihan Ahmed-Popova; Katerina Akabalieva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7123     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-7-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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