Publications

Here you will find a list of publications by lab members. Whenever allowed by the publisher, a link to a PDF will be provided. Otherwise, a link to the abstract on PubMed will be provided through the PMID number.

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  • Ruiyang Ge, Daniel M. Blumberger, Jonathan Downar, Zafiris Daskalakis, Joseph C. W. Tham, Raymond Lam, Vila-Rodriguez, F. Abnormal functional connectivity within resting-state networks is related to rTMS-based therapy effects of major depressive disorder: A pilot study. J Affect Disord. 2017 Apr 26;218:75-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.04.060. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28460314.
  • Clare L. Beasley, William G Honer, Alfredo Ramos-Miguel, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Alasdair M Barr. Prefrontal Fatty acid Composition in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder: Association with Reelin Expression. Schizophr Res. 2017 Jun 2. pii: S0920-9964(17)30309-2. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.033. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28583708.
  • Gicas KM, Giesbrecht CJ, Panenka WJ, Lang DJ, Smith GN, Vila-Rodriguez F, Leonova O, Jones AA, Barr AM, Procyshyn RM, Buchanan T, MacEwan GW, Su W, Vertinsky AT, Rauscher A, Honer WG, Thornton AE. Structural brain markers are differentially associated with neurocognitive profiles in socially marginalized people with multimorbid illness. Neuropsychology. 2017 Jan; 31(1):28-43. doi:10.1037/neu0000304. PMID: 27643510
  • Ruiyang Ge, Daniel Blumberger, Jonathan Downar, Zafiris Daskalakis, Joe Tham, Raymond Lam, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez. A Sparse Representation-based Method for Parcellation of the Resting Brain and Its Application to Treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder. J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Jul 21. pii: S0165-0270(17)30260-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.07.017. PMID: 28739164.
  • Toby Schmitt, B.Sc., Allen E. Thornton, Ph.D., Iris Rawtaer, M.D., Alasdair M. Barr, Ph.D., Kristina Gicas, M.A., Donna J. Lang, Ph.D., Talia Vertinsky, M.D., Alex Rauscher, Ph.D., Ric M. Procyshyn, Ph.D., Tari Buchanan, Alex Cheng, Sarah MacKay, Olga Leonova, M.D., Verena Langheimer, M.D., Thalia Field, M.D., Manraj Heran, M.D., Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, M.D., Tiffany A. O’Connor, G. William MacEwan, M.D., William G. Honer, M.D., and William J. Panenka, M.D. Traumatic Brain Injury and Comorbid Illness in a Community-based Cohort of Homeless and Vulnerably-housed Individuals. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Jul 25. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5076. PubMed PMID: 28741437
  • TS Willi, AM Barr, K Gicas, DJ Lang, Vila-Rodriguez F, W Su, AE Thornton, O Leonova, C Geisbrecht, RM Procyshyn, GW MacEwan, WG Honer, WJ Panenka. Characterization of white matter integrity deficits in cocaine-dependent individuals with substance-induced psychosis compared to non-psychotic cocaine users. Addict Biol. 2016 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/adb.12363. PMID: 26833821.
  • Honer WG, Cervantes-Larios A, Jones AA, Vila-Rodriguez F, Montaner JS, Tran H, Nham J, Panenka WJ, Lang DJ, Thornton AE, Vertinsky T, Barr AM, Procyshyn RM, Smith GN, Buchanan T, Krajden M, Krausz M, MacEwan GW, Gicas KM, Leonova O, Langheimer V, Rauscher A, Schultz K. The Hotel Study-Clinical and Health Service Effectiveness in a Cohort of Homeless or Marginally Housed Persons. Can J Psychiatry. 2017 Jul;62(7):482-492. doi: 10.1177/0706743717693781.PMID: 28199798.
  • Alexander PD, Gicas KM, Willi TS, Kim CN, Boyeva V, Procyshyn RM, Smith GN,, Thornton AE, Panenka WJ, Jones AA, Vila-Rodriguez F, Lang DJ, William MacEwan G, Honer WG, Barr AM. A comparison of psychotic symptoms in subjects with methamphetamine versus cocaine dependence. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 May;234(9-10):1535-1547. doi: 10.1007/s00213-017-4551-7. Epub 2017 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 28190084
  • Dorian Aur; Fidel Vila-Rodriguez. Dynamic Cross Entropy J Neurosci Methods. 2016 Oct28. pii: S0165-0270(16)30255-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2016.10.015. PMID: 27984098
  • Willi TS, Honer WG, Thornton AE, Gicas K, Procyshyn RM, Vila-Rodriguez F, Panenka WG, Aleksic A, Leonova O, Jones AA, MacEwan GW, Barr AM. Factors affecting severity of positive symptoms of psychosis in a polysubstance using population with psychostimulant dependence. Psychiatry Res. 2016 Jun 30; 240:336-42. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.059. Epub 2016 Apr 22. PMID: 27138828.
  • Willi TS, Lang DJ, Honer WG, Smith GN, Thornton AE, Panenka WJ, Procyshyn RM, Vila-Rodriguez F, Su W, Vertinsky AT, Leonova O, Rauscher A, MacEwan GW, Barr AM. Subcortical grey matter alterations in cocaine dependent individuals with substance-induced psychosis compared to non-psychotic cocaine users. Schizophr Res. 2016 Aug 4. pii: S0920-9964(16)30351-6. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.08.001. PMID: 27499362.
  • Milev RV, Giacobbe P, Kennedy SH, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ, Downar J, Modirrousta M, Patry S, Vila-Rodriguez F, Lam RW, MacQueen GM, Parikh SV, Ravindran AV; CANMAT Depression Work Group. Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: Section 4. Neurostimulation Treatments. Can J Psychiatry. 2016 Sep; 61(9):561-75. doi: 10.1177/0706743716660033. Epub 2016 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 27486154.
  • Blumberger DM, Maller JJ, Thomson L, Mulsant BH, Rajji TK, Maher M, Brown PE, Downar J, Vila-Rodriguez F, Fitzgerald PB, Daskalakis ZJ. Unilateral and Bilateral MRI-Targeted Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment Resistant Depression: A Randomized-Controlled Study. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2016 Jun 7;41(4):150265. doi.org/10.1503%2Fjpn.150265. PMID: 27269205
  • Wang CK, Aleksic A, Xu MS, Procyshyn RM, Ross CJ, Vila-Rodriguez F, Ramos-Miguel A, Honer WG, Barr AM. A Tetra-Primer Amplification Refractory System technique for the Cost-Effective and Novel Genotyping of Eight Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms of the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Gene. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2016 May 26. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2015.0304. PMID: 27228319.
  • Giesbrecht CJ, O'Rourke N, Leonova O, Strehlau V, Paquet K, Vila-Rodriguez F, Panenka WJ, MacEwan GW, Smith GN, Thornton AE, Honer WG. The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS): A Three-Factor Model of Psychopathology in Marginally Housed Persons with Substance Dependence and Psychiatric Illness. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 21;11(3):e0151648. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151648. eCollection 2016. PMID: 26999280; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC 4801385.
  • Raymond W. Lam, Roumen Milev, Susan Rotzinger, Ana C. Andreazza, Pierre Blier, Colleen Brenner, Jeff Daskalakis, Moyez Dharsee, Jonathan Downar, Kenneth R. Evans, Faranak Farzan, Jane A. Foster, Benicio N. Frey, Joseph Geraci, Peter Giacobbe, Harriet E. Feilotter, Geoffrey B. Hall, Kate L. Harkness, Zahinoor Ismail, Francesco Leri, Mario Liotti, Glenda M. MacQueen, Mary Pat McAndrews, Luciano Minuzzi, Daniel J. Mueller, Sagar V. Parikh, Franca M. Placenza, Lena C. Quilty, Arun V. Ravindran, Tim V. Salomons, Claudio N. Soares, Stephen C. Strother, Gustavo Turecki, Anthony L. Vaccarino, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez and Sidney H. Kennedy, on behalf of the CAN-BIND Investigator Team. Discovering biomarkers for antidepressant response: Protocol from the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND) and clinical characteristics of the first patient cohort. BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 16; 16(1):105. doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-0785-x. PMID: 27084692.
  • Dobek CE, Blumberger DM, Downar J, Daskalakis ZJ, Vila-Rodriguez F. Risk of seizures in TMS: a clinical review to inform consent process focused on Bupropion. Neuropsychiatry Disease Treatment, 30 November 2015 Volume 2015: 11 Pages 2975—2987. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S91126.
  • Schultz K, Wang L, Barr AM, Vila-Rodriguez F. A case of pseudo-Stauffer’s syndrome related to asenapine use. Schizophr Res. 2015 Nov 5. pii: S0920-9964(15)30015-3. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.10.015. PMID: 26549631.
  • Dobek C, Dipinto A, Kuan A, Lam RW, Blumberger D, Downar J, Daskalakis ZJ, Vila-Rodriguez F. Sinus tachycardia induced by Methocarbamol and repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). Brain Stimulation, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2015.10.012
  • TS Willi, AM Barr, K Gicas, DJ Lang, Vila-Rodriguez F, W Su, AE Thornton, O Leonova, C Geisbrecht, RM Procyshyn, GW MacEwan, WG Honer, WJ Panenka. Characterization of white matter integrity deficits in cocaine-dependent individuals with substance-induced psychosis compared to non-psychotic cocaine users. (Addiction Biology, In press).
  • Noda Y, Silverstein WK, Barr MS, Vila-Rodriguez F, Downar J, Rajji TK, Fitzgerald PB, Vigod S, Daskalakis ZJ, Blumberger DM. Neurobiological Mechanisms of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Depression: A Systematic Review. Psychol Med. 2015 Sep 9:1-22. PMID: 26349810.
  • Silverstein WK, Noda Y, Barr MS, Vila-Rodriguez F, Rajji TK, Fitzgerald PB, Downar J, Mulsant BH, Vigod S, Daskalakis ZJ, Blumberger DM. Neurobiological Predictors of Response to Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Depression: A Systematic Review. Depress Anxiety. 2015 Sep 18. doi: 10.1002/da.22424. Review. PMID: 26382227.
  • Leong K, Tham J, Scamvougeras A, Vila-Rodriguez F. ECT Treatment in patients with Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders: A Case Series. Neuropsychiatry Disease Treatment, 6 October 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 2565—2572. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S90969.
  • Tsang V, Lang DJ, Giesbrecht CJ, Panenka WJ, Willi T, Procyshyn RM, Vila-Rodriguez F, Lecomte T, Boyda H, MacEwan GW, Honer WG. White matter deficits assessed by diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive dysfunction in psychostimulant users with comorbid human immunodeficiency virus infection. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Sep 30;8(1):515. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1501-5. PMID: 26423806.
  • Jones AA, Vila-Rodriguez F, Leonova O, Langheimer V, Lang DJ, Wong H, Barr AM, Procyshyn RM, Smith GN, Schultz K, Buchanan T, Krajden M, Krausz M, Montaner JS, MacEwan GM, Rauscher A, Panenka WJ, Thornton AE, Honer WG. Mortality from treatable illnesses in marginally housed adults: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open 2015;5:e008876. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008876.
  • Cormack S, Chan P, Persaud R, Vila-Rodriguez F. Index ECT course to treat severe suicidality and depression in Fahr’s disease (J ECT. 2015 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26207534).
  • Wang CK, Xu MS, Lo R, Procyshyn RM, Vila-Rodriguez F, Honer WG; Barr AM. Development of a novel method for rapid, concurrent genotyping of 5 common single nucleotide polymorphisms of the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) gene by Tetra-Primer Amplification Refractory System. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 2015 Jun 29. doi: 10.1002/mpr.1475. PubMed PMID: 26118823.
  • Tse L, Scarapicchia V, Barr AM and Vila-Rodriguez F. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a review from a clinically oriented perspective. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2015;13(3):395-406. PMID: 26411967.
  • Schultz K, Tham J, Northcott C, Chan P, Vila-Rodriguez F. Occurrence of Postictal α/β Activity During Maintenance Course of Electroconvulsive Therapy. J ECT. 2015 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 25764162.
  • Lang DJ, Yip E, MacKay AL, Thornton AE, Vila-Rodriguez F, MacEwan GW, Kopala LC, Smith GN, Laule C, MacRae CB and Honer. WG. 48 Echo T2 Myelin Imaging of White Matter in First-Episode Schizophrenia: Evidence for Aberrant Myelination. Neuroimage: Clinical 2014 Oct 15;6:408-14. PMID: 25379454
  • Honer WG, Jons A, Thornton AE, Barr AM, Procyshyn RM, Vila-Rodriguez, F. Response Trajectories to Clozapine in a Secondary Analysis of Pivotal Trials Support Using Treatment Response to Subtype Schizophrenia. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 60, Supplement 2, March 2015.
  • Gicas K, Vila-Rodriguez F, Paquet K, Barr A, Procyshyn R, Lang D, Smith G, Baitz H, Giesbrecht C, Montaner J, Krajden M, Krauz M, MacEwan G, Panenka W, Honer W, Thornton A. Neurocognitive Profiles of Marginally Housed Persons with Comorbid Substance Dependence, Viral Infection, and Psychiatric Illness. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2014 Nov 7:1-14 PMID: 25380059.
  • White, RF; Procyshyn, RM; Honer, WG; Vila-Rodriguez F. Dimenhydrinate use disorder with chronic psychosis. J Clin Psychopharm J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Feb; 35(1):105-7. PMID: 25392935
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Northcott C, Tham J. Single Occurrence of Intraictal Cessation during index course electroconvulsive therapy. J ECT. 2014 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25072128)
  • McGirr A, Davis L, Vila-Rodriguez F. Idiopathic Burning Mouth Syndrome: A common treatment-refractory somatoform condition responsive to ECT. Psychiatry research 2014 Apr 30;216(1):158-9. PMID: 24560021
  • Procyshyn RM, Vila-Rodriguez F, Honer WG, Barr AM. Clozapine administered once versus twice daily: Does it make a difference? Med Hypothesis 2014 Feb;82(2):225-8. PMID 24360486.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, McGirr, Tham, J, Hadjipavlou G, Honey C. Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with deep brain stimulators. J ECT 2014 Sep;30(3):e16-8. PubMed PMID: 24625701
  • Jones A, Vila-Rodriguez F, Panenka, W, Leonova O, Strelhau V, Lang DJ, Thornton AE, Wong H, Barr AM, Procyshyn RP, Siddu JJ, Smith GN, Buchanan T, Krajden M, Krausz M, Montaner JS, MacEwan GW, Nutt DJ, and Honer WG. Drug related harm is associated with mortality, poor physical, psychological, and social health in a community sample living in marginal housing. PLOS One 2013 Nov 6;8(11):e79754.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Downar JH, Blumberger DM. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation In Depression: A Changing Landscape. Psychiatric Times, June 19th, 2013 at http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/depression/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-depression-changing-landscape.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Tsang P, Barr A. Chronic benign neutropenia/agranulocytosis associated to non-clozapine neuroleptics. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Oct 1;170(10):1213-1214. PMID 24084822
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Panenka, W, Lang DJ, Thornton AE, Vertinsky T, Wong H, Barr AM, Procyshyn RP, Sidhu JJ, Smith GN, Buchanan T, Krajden M, Krausz M, Montaner JS, MacEwan GW, and Honer WG. The Hotel study: multimorbid drug dependence, neuropsychiatric illness, HIV and HCV infection in a community sample living in marginal housing. Am J Psychiatry. 2013; 170(12): 1412-1422 9. PMID 23929175.
  • Sarró S, Pomarol-Clotet E, Canales-Rodríguez E, Salvador R, Gomar J, Landín-Romero R, Vila-Rodríguez F, Blanch J and McKenna PJ. Structural brain changes associated with tardive dyskinesia in schizophrenia. Br J Psychiatry. 2013 Jul; 203(1): 51-7. PMID 23222039
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Tham J. The relevance of EEG artifact identification: a case of ‘delta-wave blinking’ due to tardive disknesia. J ECT. 2013 Mar;29(1):13-4. PMID 23422518D
  • Lee, Honer WG, MacKay AL, Su W, Thornton AE, Smith GN, MacEwan GW, Lapointe JS, Vertinsky AT, Vila-Rodriguez F, Kopala LC, and Lang DJ. A DTI study of frontal white matter tract abnormalities in a cohort of early psychosis patients. Schizophr Res. 2012 Oct;141(1):29-34.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Ochoa S, Autonell J, Usall J; Haro JM. Complex interaction between symptoms, social factors, and gender in social functioning in a community-dwelling sample of schizophrenia. Psychiatr Q. Volume 82, Issue 4 Dec (2011), Page 261-274.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, MacEwan GW, Honer WG. Methamphetamine, perceptual disturbances and the peripheral drift illusion. American Journal of Addictions. 2011 Sep;20(5):490. PMID 21838855
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Honer WG, Innis SM, Wellington CL, Beasley CL. ApoE and cholesterol in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: comparison of grey and white matter and relationship with APOE genotype. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2011 Jan; 36(1): 47-55. PMID 20964956
  • Salvador R, Sarró S, Gomar J, Ortiz-Gil J, Vila F, Sarró S, Gomar J, Capdevila A, Bullmore E, McKenna PJ, Pomarol-Clotet E. Overall brain connectivity maps show cortico-subcortical abnormalities in schizophrenia. Human Brain Mapping. 2010 Dec; 31(12): 2003-14. PMID 20225222
  • Pomarol- Clotet E, Salvador R, Sarró S, Gomar J, Ortiz-Gil J, Vila F, Capdevila A, Bullmore E, McKenna PJ. Medial prefrontal cortex pathology in schizophrenia as revealed by convergent findings from multimodal imaging, Mol Psychiatry. 2010 Aug;15(8):823-30. PMID 20065955.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F and MacEwan GW. Delusional parasitosis facilitated by web-based dissemination. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 165(12):1612. PMID 19047336
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, French L, Barakauskas V, Mead CL, Khorram B. Thalamic shape: a possible endophenotype. J Neurosci. 2008 Apr 2; 28(14):3533-4. PMID 18385311
  • Pomarol-Clotet E, Salvador R, Sarró S, Gomar J, Vila F, Martínez A, Guerrero A, Ortiz-Gil J, Sans-Sansa B, Capdevila A, Cebamanos JM, McKenna PJ. Failure to deactivate in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia: dysfunction of the default mode network? Psychol Med. 2008 May 29:1-9. PMID18507885.
  • Salvador R, Martínez A, Pomarol-Clotet E, Gomar J, Vila F, Sarró S, Capdevila A, Bullmore E. A simple view of the brain through a frequency-specific functional connectivity measure. Neuroimage. 2008 Jan 1; 39(1):279-89. PMID 17919927
  • Autonell J, Vila F, Pinto-Meza A, Vilagut G, Codony M, Almansa J, Muñoz PE, Torres JV, Alonso J, Haro JM. One year prevalence of mental disorders and associated socio-demographic risk factors in population of Spain. Results of the ESEMeD-Spain Study. Acta Esp Psiquiatr. 2007; 35 (Suppl 2):4-11.
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Soria V, Seto A. The tutoring process of the psychiatry resident in Catalonia. Rev Psiquiatria Fac Med Barna. 2005; 32(4): 198-203. ISSN 0213-7429
  • Vila-Rodriguez F, Ochoa S, Haro JM and NEDES Group. Psychopathology and social function in schizophrenia community sample. Rev Psiquiatria Fac Med Barna. 2003; 30(6):319-323. ISSN 0213-7429.