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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090039/interaction-between-the-rgs6-gene-and-psychosocial-stress-on-obesity-related-traits
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Hyun-Jin Kim, Jin-Young Min, Kyoung-Bok Min
Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases and arises from the interactions between environmental factors and multiple genes. Psychosocial stress may affect the risk for obesity, modifying food intake and choice. A recent study suggested regulator of G-protein signaling 6 (RGS6) as a novel candidate gene for obesity in terms of reward-related feeding under stress. In this study, we tried to verify the unidentified connection between RGS6 and human obesity with psychosocial stress in a Korean population...
January 13, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068485/obesity-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-burden-drivers-and-emerging-challenges
#2
Nicole D Ford, Shivani A Patel, K M Venkat Narayan
We have reviewed the distinctive features of excess weight, its causes, and related prevention and management efforts, as well as data gaps and recommendations for future research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Obesity is rising in every region of the world, and no country has been successful at reversing the epidemic once it has begun. In LMICs, overweight is higher in women compared with men, in urban compared with rural settings, and in older compared with younger individuals; however, the urban-rural overweight differential is shrinking in many countries...
December 23, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057078/determinates-of-muscle-precursor-cell-therapy-efficacy-in-a-nonhuman-primate-model-of-intrinsic-urinary-sphincter-deficiency
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James Koudy Williams, Ashley Dean, Shannon Lankford, Tracy Criswell, Gopal Badlani, Karl-Erik Andersson
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy for intrinsic urinary sphincter deficiency (ISD) in women has been moderately effective, and improvements are needed. To improve treatment efficacy, it is important to better understand determinates of cell efficacy in the different patient cohorts. We have reported that in nonhuman primates the chronicity of ISD may affect cell efficacy, but additional factors (age, psychosocial stress, hormone status, body weight) can be associated with many disease/treatment outcomes in women - and these factors are the focus of this study...
January 6, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050703/fear-avoidance-beliefs-are-independently-associated-with-the-prevalence-of-chronic-pain-in-japanese-workers
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Kenta Wakaizumi, Keiko Yamada, Hiroyuki Oka, Shizuko Kosugi, Hiroshi Morisaki, Masahiko Shibata, Ko Matsudaira
PURPOSE: Pain is a global public health problem with implications for both personal and social heath. Fear-avoidance beliefs (FABs) have been demonstrated to negatively impact and prolong pain in many Western countries, but little is known about the association between FABs and chronic pain (CP) in Asian countries, including Japan. We examined the relationship between FABs and CP in Japanese white-collar workers, a growing population with a high prevalence of CP. METHODS: Questionnaires and company records were used to gather data from 433 Japanese white-collar workers...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039882/psycho-social-aspects-before-and-up-to-2-years-after-heart-or-lung-transplantation-experience-of-patients-and-their-next-of-kin
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Susanna Ågren, Trygve Sjöberg, Björn Ekmehag, Maj-Britt Wiborg, Bodil Ivarsson
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial factors are important for patients undergoing heart (HTx) or lung (LTx) transplantation, and for their next of kin (NoK). AIM: To describe health-related quality of life (patients only), anxiety, depression, stress, coping ability and burden (NoK only) for patients and their NoK before and up to 2 years after HTx or LTx. DESIGN: Adult patients (28 heart and 26 lung) and their appointed NoK were surveyed with questionnaires about specific psychosocial topics when they were accepted for the transplantation waiting list and 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years after transplantation...
December 31, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034357/psychological-stress-in-pathogenesis-of-essential-hypertension
#6
Alexey V Ushakov, Vera S Ivanchenko, Alina A Gagarina
The article represents literature review and provides evidence for psychological stress to play essential role in the development of arterial hypertension. The pathogenesis of hypertension is complex with a significant diversity and variability of the mechanisms involved in individual patient. In this regard, the determination of specific pathogenic pathways underlying sustained blood pressure elevation in each patient would substantially individualize therapeutic approaches, and hence increase the effectiveness of treatment...
December 30, 2016: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030485/combat-amputees-health-related-quality-of-life-and-psychological-outcomes-a-brief-report-from-the-wounded-warrior-recovery-project
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Susan I Woodruff, Michael R Galarneau, Daniel I Sack, Cameron T McCabe, Judy L Dye
BACKGROUND: This study extends what is known about long-term health-related quality of life (HrQoL) and other psychosocial outcomes (i.e., depression, posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) among US military combat amputees serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. METHODS: A total of 63 combat amputees were identified from the Wounded Warrior Recovery Project (WWRP), a study assessing long-term self-reported HrQoL and psychological outcomes among those wounded during military service...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027545/social-and-psychological-state-of-the-chornobyl-clean-up-workers-risk-factors-for-negative-changes
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V O Buzunov, K N Loganovsky, L I Krasnikova, M O Bomko, Yu M Belyaev, Zh S Yaroshenko, T Ye Domashevska
: It is generally recognized that the Chornobyl nuclear accident caused strong psychosocial stress affecting the entire population of Ukraine, primarily people involved in recovery operations. But what are the reasons? What is the struc ture of stressors? What are their social, medical and biological consequences, what are strategy and preventive meas ures? Issues that require special research and development. OBJECTIVE: To study social and psychological state of the Chornobyl cleanup workers 1986-1987, and to determine regularities of changes and dangerous risk factors...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027015/caring-for-individuals-with-chronic-illness-and-minor-depression-latino-perceptions-of-caregiver-burden
#9
Jaime Corvin, Isabella Chan, Ann Tezak, Kelly Carpenter, Claudia Aguado Loi, Junius Gonzales, Ismael Hoare
While informal caregiving can be fundamental to disease management, the burden experienced by caregivers, including psychosocial, physical, and financial stress, cannot be overlooked. Moreover, studies suggest that higher levels of stressors may exist among ethnic minorities. In the US, Latinos are burdened with increasing rates of chronic conditions and have the highest uninsured rates in the country. Moreover, the rapid growth of the Latino community coupled with the aging of the population may place increased stress on the health care system, including health care providers and social workers, as well as informal caregivers, from whom Latinos with chronic conditions often receive support...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012830/individual-differences-in-stress-vulnerability-the-role-of-gut-pathobionts-in-stress-induced-colitis
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Dominik Langgartner, Daniel Peterlik, Sandra Foertsch, Andrea M Füchsl, Petra Brokmann, Peter J Flor, Zeli Shen, James G Fox, Nicole Uschold-Schmidt, Christopher A Lowry, Stefan O Reber
Chronic subordinate colony housing (CSC), an established mouse model for chronic psychosocial stress, promotes a microbial signature of gut inflammation, characterized by expansion of Proteobacteria, specifically Helicobacter spp., in association with colitis development. However, whether the presence of Helicobacter spp. during CSC is critically required for colitis development is unknown. Notably, during previous CSC studies performed at Regensburg University (University 1), male specific-pathogen-free (SPF) CSC mice lived in continuous subordination to a physically present and Helicobacter spp...
December 21, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007008/positive-and-negative-mood-following-imaging-guided-core-needle-breast-biopsy-and-receipt-of-biopsy-results
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Katherine L Perlman, Rebecca A Shelby, Anava A Wren, Sarah A Kelleher, Caroline S Dorfman, Erin O'Connor, Connie Kim, Karen S Johnson, Mary Scott Soo
Positive and negative mood are independent psychological responses to stressful events. Negative mood negatively impacts well-being and co-occurring positive mood leads to improved adjustment. Women undergoing core needle breast biopsies (CNB) experience distress during CNB and awaiting results; however, influences of mood are not well known. This longitudinal study examines psychosocial and biopsy- and spirituality-related factors associated with mood in patients day of CNB and one week after receiving results...
December 23, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001287/mental-health-and-the-transgender-population
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Tamar C Carmel, Laura Erickson-Schroth
Although research into the physical and mental health disparities faced by transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) populations is becoming more popular, historically it has been limited. It is now recognized that TGNC people experience disproportionate rates of negative mental health outcomes relative to both their gender-normative, heterosexual peers, as well as their gender-normative lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) peers. The theoretical basis of current transgender mental health research is rooted in the Minority Stress Model, which postulates that we live in a hetero-centric, gender-normative society that stigmatizes and discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, subjecting them to chronic stress (Hendricks & Testa, 2012; Meyer, 1995)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995538/promoting-optimal-native-outcomes-pono-by-understanding-women-s-stress-experiences
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May Okihiro, Lisa Duke, Deborah Goebert, Lauren Ampolos, Casandra Camacho, Natasha Shanahan, Earl Hishinuma, J Keawe Kaholokula
A growing body of evidence links stress with mental illness and chronic disease. Existing scales of women's stress fail to capture the daily stressors of low-income, rural women. We explored the psychosocial stressors of local women residing in a rural Hawaii community with a large Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population. We recruited women, aged 18-35 years, at a community health center. We convened four focus groups to elicit information about women's stress. We identified key themes from the focus group data to generate questions that target concerns raised by participants...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982510/stress-system-dysregulation-in-pediatric-generalized-anxiety-disorder-associated-with-comorbid-depression
#14
R Funke, A Eichler, J Distler, Y Golub, O Kratz, G H Moll
Because chronic stress is an important risk factor for anxiety states and depressive disorders, we studied hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic system activity via changes in cortisol and alpha amylase activity levels in pediatric generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients (n = 26) with comorbid depression and a healthy comparison group (n = 26). Morning plasma cortisol and diurnal profiles of salivary cortisol and salivary alpha amylase (sAA) activity were assessed, also reactivity of HPA-axis, sAA activity, and heart rate following a psychosocial stressor (Trier Social Stress Test for children)...
December 16, 2016: Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977563/pathways-from-socioeconomic-status-to-prenatal-smoking-a-test-of-the-reserve-capacity-model
#15
Irene Yang, Lynne A Hall, Kristin Ashford, Sudeshna Paul, Barbara Polivka, S Lee Ridner
BACKGROUND: Low-income, unemployed women with low levels of education are more likely to smoke during pregnancy compared to their higher-income, employed, and well-educated counterparts. The reserve capacity model (RCM) offers a theoretical framework to explain how psychosocial factors may serve as pathways connecting socioeconomic status (SES) to health behaviors. Research supports the link between prenatal smoking and several psychosocial variables such as chronic stressors, depressive symptoms, and social support...
January 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977503/chronic-stress-and-c-reactive-protein-in-mothers-during-the-first-postpartum-year
#16
Christine M Guardino, Christine Dunkel Schetter, Calvin J Hobel, Robin Gaines Lanzi, Peter Schafer, John M Thorp, Madeleine U Shalowitz
OBJECTIVES: Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. The current study tested associations between psychosocial stress and CRP in a large sample of women during the first postpartum year. METHODS: We analyzed data collected by the five-site Community Child Health Network study, which studied a predominately poor population. Participants (n = 1206 women; 54% African American, 23% white, 23% Hispanic/Latina) were recruited shortly after the birth of a child...
December 13, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942117/analysis-of-stress-musculoskeletal-disorders-and-fatigue-among-broadcasting-actors
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Moon-Hee Park, Ham-Gyum Kim, Hae-Kag Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of the study was to assess the health effects of broadcasting actors through a comprehensive research on their job stress, psychosocial stress, and fatigue and to investigate those factors having an impact on their health condition to present a basis for comparative studies and effective human resource management in the future. [Subjects and Methods] A survey was performed to analyze the relevance of the general features, job stress, psychosocial stress, and fatigue. [Results] Analysis of job stress, one of the characteristics of individuals, revealed that 32...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939810/the-acute-social-defeat-stress-and-nest-building-test-paradigm-a-potential-new-method-to-screen-drugs-for-depressive-like-symptoms
#18
Hikari Otabi, Tatsuhiko Goto, Tsuyoshi Okayama, Daisuke Kohari, Atsushi Toyoda
Psychosocial stress can cause mental conditions such as depression in humans. To develop drug therapies for the treatment of depression, it is necessary to use animal models of depression to screen drug candidates that exhibit anti-depressive effects. Unfortunately, the present methods of drug screening for antidepressants, the forced-swim test and tail-suspension test, are limiting factors in drug discovery because they are not based on the constructive validity of objective phenotypes in depression. Previously, we discovered that the onset of nest building is severely delayed in mice exposed to subchronic mild social defeat stress (sCSDS)...
December 7, 2016: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902569/individual-differences-in-pain-understanding-the-mosaic-that-makes-pain-personal
#19
Roger B Fillingim
The experience of pain is characterized by tremendous inter-individual variability. Multiple biological and psychosocial variables contribute to these individual differences in pain, including demographic variables, genetic factors, and psychosocial processes. For example, sex, age and ethnic group differences in the prevalence of chronic pain conditions have been widely reported. Moreover, these demographic factors have been associated with responses to experimentally-induced pain. Similarly, both genetic and psychosocial factors contribute to clinical and experimental pain responses...
November 24, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889314/dietary-patterns-during-adulthood-among-lesbian-bisexual-and-heterosexual-women-in-the-nurses-health-study-ii
#20
Nicole A VanKim, S Bryn Austin, Hee-Jin Jun, Frank B Hu, Heather L Corliss
BACKGROUND: Lesbian and bisexual women are at greater risk of being obese than heterosexual women; however, there is little research on dietary intake among lesbian and bisexual women. OBJECTIVE: This study estimated differences in dietary quality and intake during adulthood comparing heterosexual women to lesbian and bisexual women. DESIGN: Biennial mailed questionnaires were used to collect data from a cohort between 1991 and 2011. Heterosexual-identified women were the reference group...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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