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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934376/managing-menopausal-symptoms-and-associated-clinical-issues-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Richard J Santen, Cynthia A Stuenkel, Susan R Davis, JoAnn V Pinkerton, Anne Gompel, Mary Ann Lumsden
Objective: Review evidence to guide the management of menopausal signs and symptoms in women after breast cancer and make recommendations accordingly. Evidence: Randomized controlled clinical trials, observational studies, evidence- based guidelines, and expert opinion from professional societies. Background: Several symptoms and clinical problems associated with estrogen depletion -sleep disorders, vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), vasomotor symptoms (VMS), mood changes, depressive symptoms, cardiovascular disease, osteopenia and osteoporosis- confront the estimated 9...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933583/sleep-duration-and-risk-of-liver-cancer-in-postmenopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-study
#2
Kathryn E Royse, Hashem B El-Serag, Liang Chen, Donna L White, Lauren Hale, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Li Jiao
BACKGROUND: Sleep duration has been associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but its association with liver cancer remains unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the prospective Women's Health Initiative Study, 139,368 postmenopausal women reported sleep habits at baseline (1993-1998). We ascertained 175 incident liver cancer cases during an average 13.8 years of follow-up through August 2014. We used multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression models to estimate a hazard ratio (HR) and its 95% confidence interval (95% CI) for risk of liver cancer in association with nocturnal sleep duration...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933565/sleep-duration-nightshift-work-and-the-timing-of-meals-and-urinary-levels-of-8-isoprostane-and-6-sulfatoxymelatonin-in-japanese-women
#3
Chisato Nagata, Takashi Tamura, Keiko Wada, Kie Konishi, Yuko Goto, Yasuko Nagao, Kazuhiro Ishihara, Satoru Yamamoto
It has been hypothesized that disruption of circadian rhythms affects human health. Shift work and sleep deprivation are thought to disrupt the normal light-dark cycle, although the disruption due to shiftwork may be dependent on sleep deprivation. Both conditions have been suggested to be associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic disorders. Non-photic environmental factors, such as the timing of eating, are also thought to regulate circadian rhythm and thus, may have effects on health, but the evidence from human studies is scarce...
September 21, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933313/sleep-wake-difficulties-in-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-care-subjective-and-objective-assessment
#4
Marie Solange Bernatchez, Josée Savard, Marie-Hélène Savard, Michèle Aubin, Hans Ivers
OBJECTIVE: Prevalence rates of sleep difficulties in advanced cancer patients have varied widely across studies (12 to 96%), and none of these employed a diagnostic interview to distinguish different types of sleep-wake disorders. Moreover, very limited information is available on subjective and objective sleep parameters in this population. Our study was conducted in palliative cancer patients and aimed to assess rates of sleep-wake disorders and subsyndromal symptoms and to document subjective and objective sleep-wake parameters across various types of sleep-wake difficulties...
September 21, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928213/cell-cycle-inhibition-to-treat-sleeping-sickness
#5
Conrad L Epting, Brian T Emmer, Nga Y Du, Joann M Taylor, Ming Y Makanji, Cheryl L Olson, David M Engman
African trypanosomiasis is caused by infection with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei During infection, this pathogen divides rapidly to high density in the bloodstream of its mammalian host in a manner similar to that of leukemia. Like all eukaryotes, T. brucei has a cell cycle involving the de novo synthesis of DNA regulated by ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which catalyzes the conversion of ribonucleotides into their deoxy form. As an essential enzyme for the cell cycle, RNR is a common target for cancer chemotherapy...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927521/when-the-guardian-sleeps-reactivation-of-the-p53-pathway-in-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Olaf Merkel, Ninon Taylor, Nicole Prutsch, Philipp B Staber, Richard Moriggl, Suzanne D Turner, Lukas Kenner
The p53 tumor suppressor is inactivated in most cancers, thus suggesting that loss of p53 is a prerequisite for tumor growth. Therefore, its reintroduction through different means bears great clinical potential. After a brief introduction to current knowledge of p53 and its regulation by the ubiquitin-ligases MDM2/MDMX and post-translational modifications, we will discuss small molecules that are able to reactivate specific, frequently observed mutant forms of p53 and their applicability for clinical purposes...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926526/group-interventions-to-reduce-emotional-distress-and-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-9-month-follow-up-pragmatic-trial
#7
Charlotte Grégoire, Isabelle Bragard, Guy Jerusalem, Anne-Marie Etienne, Philippe Coucke, Gilles Dupuis, Dominique Lanctôt, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville
BACKGROUND: Long-term effects of psychosocial interventions to reduce emotional distress, sleep difficulties, and fatigue of breast cancer patients are rarely examined. We aim to assess the effectiveness of three group interventions, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), yoga, and self-hypnosis, in comparison to a control group at a 9-month follow-up. METHODS: A total of 123 patients chose to participate in one of the interventions. A control group was set up for those who agreed not to participate...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924681/family-caregivers-to-adults-with-cancer-the-consequences-of-caring
#8
Anna-Leila Williams
A person living with cancer will potentially have some degree of physical, cognitive, and/or psychological impairment, periods of unemployment, financial concerns, social isolation, and existential questions, any or all of which can impact the family and friends who surround them. In our current era of health care, patients with cancer receive invasive diagnostic studies and aggressive treatment as outpatients, and then convalesce at home. As such, cancer family caregivers are de facto partners with the healthcare team...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922677/surgery-significantly-improves-neurocognition-sleep-and-blood-pressure-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-3-year-prospective-follow-up-study
#9
Sara Storvall, Eeva M Ryhänen, Ilkka Heiskanen, Harri Sintonen, Risto P Roine, Camilla Schalin-Jäntti
Surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) improves health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but it is unclear whether the effects are sustained after medium-term (>2 years) follow-up, and whether the results on some or all dimensions of HRQoL will reach that of the general population. We performed a follow-up of HRQoL on average 3.3 years after surgery for PHPT using the 15D in our patient cohort (n=124) and compared the results to those of an age- and gender-standardized general population (n=1099)...
September 18, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921411/differences-in-the-severity-distress-interference-and-frequency-on-cancer-related-symptoms-between-island-hispanic-puerto-ricans-and-mainland-non-hispanic-whites
#10
Velda J González-Mercado, Leorey N Saligan, Ming Ji, Maureen Groer, Elsa Pedro, Susan McMillan
The knowledge base of cancer-related symptoms is increasing; yet, limited attention has been given to provide evidence on differences in the perception of cancer symptoms between ethnic groups, especially in the Hispanic Puerto Rican (PR) population. To examine whether there are significant differences in the severity, distress, interference, and frequency of cancer symptoms between island Hispanic PR and mainland non-Hispanic whites. In this secondary data analysis, data from 109 Hispanic PR was matched by age, gender and cancer diagnosis with data from non-Hispanic whites...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920149/efficacy-and-safety-of-153-sm-edtmp-as-treatment-of-painful-bone-metastasis-a-large-single-center-study
#11
Hélène Kolesnikov-Gauthier, Nathalie Lemoine, Emmanuelle Tresch-Bruneel, Anaïs Olivier, Aurore Oudoux, Nicolas Penel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of (153)Sm-EDTMP (Quadramet®) in a clinical setting. METHODS: We have conducted a retrospective study of all consecutive patients (pts) treated with (153)Sm-EDTMP for painful bone metastases. At each visit (before and after treatment), four parameters were collected: (i) pain assessment according to the 10-step visual analogue scale (VAS), (ii) sleep disturbance related to pain, (iii) dose of analgesic medication, and (iv) answer to the following closed question "Do you think you obtained a benefit from treatment?" Success of treatment was defined by the combination of these four parameters...
September 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917949/linear-association-between-number-of-modifiable-risk-factors-and-multiple-chronic-conditions-results-from-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system
#12
Mary L Adams, Joseph Grandpre, David L Katz, Douglas Shenson
Multiple (≥2) chronic conditions (MCCs) are responsible for a large fraction of healthcare costs. Our aim was to examine possible associations between MCCs and composite measures of behavioral risk factors (RFs). Data were publicly available 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and included 483,865 non-institutionalized US adults ages ≥18years. Chronic conditions included asthma, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cognitive impairment, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and kidney disease...
September 13, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916400/assessing-changes-in-the-activity-levels-of-breast-cancer-patients-during-radiation-therapy
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Colin E Champ, Nitin Ohri, Rainer J Klement, Matthew Cantor, Sushil Beriwal, Scott M Glaser, Ryan P Smith
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (RT) is often delivered after lumpectomy for women with breast cancer. A common perceived side effect of RT is fatigue, yet its exact effect on activity levels and sleep is unknown. In this study we analyzed the change in activity levels and sleep using an activity tracking device before, during, and after RT for women with early stage breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ who underwent adjuvant RT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval, activity levels were quantified before, during, and after RT with measurements of steps, miles walked, calories burned, and sleep metrics in 10 women fitted with activity trackers...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913566/adar-rna-editing-in-human-disease-more-to-it-than-meets-the-i
#14
REVIEW
Angela Gallo, Dragana Vukic, David Michalík, Mary A O'Connell, Liam P Keegan
We review the structures and functions of ADARs and their involvements in human diseases. ADAR1 is widely expressed, particularly in the myeloid component of the blood system, and plays a prominent role in promiscuous editing of long dsRNA. Missense mutations that change ADAR1 residues and reduce RNA editing activity cause Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome, a childhood encephalitis and interferonopathy that mimics viral infection and resembles an extreme form of Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE). In Adar1 mouse mutant models aberrant interferon expression is prevented by eliminating interferon activation signaling from cytoplasmic dsRNA sensors, indicating that unedited cytoplasmic dsRNA drives the immune induction...
September 14, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910267/surveillance-for-certain-health-behaviors-and-conditions-among-states-and-selected-local-areas-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2013-and-2014
#15
Sonya Gamble, Tebitha Mawokomatanda, Fang Xu, Pranesh P Chowdhury, Carol Pierannunzi, David Flegel, William Garvin, Machell Town
PROBLEM: Chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., heart diseases, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. These conditions are costly to the U.S. economy, yet they are often preventable or controllable. Behavioral risk factors (e.g., excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use, poor diet, frequent mental distress, and insufficient sleep) are linked to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Adopting positive health behaviors (e...
September 15, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891773/hypnosis-for-hot-flashes-and-associated-symptomsin-women-with-breast-cancer
#16
R Lynae Roberts, Hyeji Na, Ming Hwei Yek, Gary Elkins
Women with breast cancer experience a host of physical and psychological symptoms, including hot flashes, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression. Therefore, treatment for women with breast cancer should target these symptoms and be individualized to patients' specific presentations. The current article reviews the common symptoms associated with breast cancer in women, then examines clinical hypnosis as a treatment for addressing these symptoms and improving the quality of life of women with breast cancer...
October 2017: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889367/identifying-the-subtypes-of-cancer-related-fatigue-results-from-the-population-based-profiles-registry
#17
Melissa S Y Thong, Floortje Mols, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Mirjam A G Sprangers, Carin C D van der Rijt, Andrea M Barsevick, Hans Knoop, Olga Husson
PURPOSE: Little research has been done to identify possible cancer-related fatigue (CRF) subtypes and to classify cancer survivors accordingly. We aimed to identify CRF subtypes in a large population-based sample of (long term) stage I-III colorectal cancer survivors. We also identified factors associated with the CRF subtypes. METHODS: Respondents completed the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory and other validated questionnaires on anxiety and reduced positive affect (anhedonia), sleep quality, and lifestyle factors (body mass index and physical activity)...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888423/transposons-as-tools-for-functional-genomics-in-vertebrate-models
#18
REVIEW
Koichi Kawakami, David A Largaespada, Zoltán Ivics
Genetic tools and mutagenesis strategies based on transposable elements are currently under development with a vision to link primary DNA sequence information to gene functions in vertebrate models. By virtue of their inherent capacity to insert into DNA, transposons can be developed into powerful tools for chromosomal manipulations. Transposon-based forward mutagenesis screens have numerous advantages including high throughput, easy identification of mutated alleles, and providing insight into genetic networks and pathways based on phenotypes...
September 6, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885396/a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study-of-cutaneous-melanoma-clinical-staging-and-potential-associations-with-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-expressions
#19
Miguel Ángel Martínez-García, Erica Riveiro-Falkenbach, José L Rodríguez-Peralto, Eduardo Nagore, Antonio Martorell-Calatayud, Francisco Campos-Rodríguez, Ramón Farré, Luis Hernández Blasco, Jose Bañuls Roca, Eusebi Chiner Vives, Alicia Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Jorge Abad Capa, Josep Maria Montserrat, Isaac Almendros, Amalia Pérez-Gil, Valentin Cabriada Nuño, Irene Cano-Pumarega, Jaime Corral Peñafiel, Trinidad Diaz Cambriles, Olga Mediano, Joan Dalmau Arias, David Gozal
Melanoma is a highly prevalent cancer that is associated with substantial mortality. Although clinical staging procedures can serve as relatively robust prognostic indicators, we aimed to determine whether assessments of the abundance of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in postexcisional melanoma tumor tissues may enable more accurate determination of tumor aggressiveness. We carried out a multicenter prospective study, in which we systematically evaluated 376 consecutive patients diagnosed with melanoma, and performed histochemical assessments for both HIF-1α and VEGF immunoreactivity in the tumor biopsies...
September 6, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882920/the-hat-trick-programme-for-improving-physical-activity-healthy-eating-and-connectedness-among-overweight-inactive-men-study-protocol-of-a-pragmatic-feasibility-trial
#20
Cristina M Caperchione, Joan L Bottorff, John L Oliffe, Steven T Johnson, Kate Hunt, Paul Sharp, Kayla M Fitzpatrick, Ryley Price, S Larry Goldenberg
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity, healthy eating and maintaining a healthy weight are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer and with improved mental health. Despite these benefits, many men do not meet recommended physical activity guidelines and have poor eating behaviours. Many health promotion programmes hold little appeal to men and consequently fail to influence men's health practices. HAT TRICK was designed as a 12-week face-to-face, gender-sensitised intervention for overweight and inactive men focusing on physical activity, healthy eating and social connectedness and was delivered in collaboration with a major junior Canadian ice hockey team (age range 16-20 years)...
September 6, 2017: BMJ Open
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