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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208690/aortic-hemodynamics-in-postmenopausal-women-following-cessation-of-hormone-therapy
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Ronée E Harvey, Maja C Johnson, Sushant M Ranadive, Michael J Joyner, Brian D Lahr, Virginia M Miller, Jill N Barnes
Central (aortic) blood pressure and aortic pulse wave characteristics are measures of cardiovascular health, predictive of cardiovascular mortality. Previous studies have compared aortic hemodynamics in women who do and do not take menopausal hormone therapy, but characteristics of these parameters following cessation of treatment have not been defined. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to define aortic pulse wave characteristics in postmenopausal women with and without a history of menopausal hormone therapy use...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185154/counseling-on-access-to-lethal-means-calm-an-evaluation-of-a-suicide-prevention-means-restriction-training-program-for-mental-health-providers
#2
Elizabeth Sale, Michelle Hendricks, Virginia Weil, Collin Miller, Scott Perkins, Suzanne McCudden
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) suicide prevention program. CALM trains mental health providers how to counsel suicidal individuals and those who support them on mean restriction during times of crisis. Pre/post/3-month follow-up assessments measured knowledge of lethal means, confidence and comfort in discussing means restriction (self-efficacy), and future intentions to counsel clients on means restriction. Change in the number of clients receiving lethal means counseling was also assessed...
November 28, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171432/locomotor-analysis-identifies-early-compensatory-changes-during-disease-progression-and-subgroup-classification-in-a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Melissa M Haulcomb, Rena M Meadows, Whitney M Miller, Kathryn P McMillan, MeKenzie J Hilsmeyer, Xuefu Wang, Wesley T Beaulieu, Stephanie L Dickinson, Todd J Brown, Virginia M Sanders, Kathryn J Jones
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a motoneuron degenerative disease that is challenging to diagnose and presents with considerable variability in survival. Early identification and enhanced understanding of symptomatic patterns could aid in diagnosis and provide an avenue for monitoring disease progression. Use of the mSOD1G93A mouse model provides control of the confounding environmental factors and genetic heterogeneity seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, while investigating underlying disease-induced changes...
October 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169579/data-registry-on-experiences-of-aging-menopause-and-sexuality-dreams-a-cohort-profile
#4
REVIEW
Stephanie S Faubion, Ekta Kapoor, Juliana M Kling, Carol L Kuhle, Richa Sood, Jordan E Rullo, Jacqueline M Thielen, Lynne T Shuster, Walter A Rocca, Karla S Frohmader Hilsaca, Kristin C Mara, Darrell R Schroeder, Virginia M Miller
The Women's Health Clinic (WHC) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has provided consultative care to women with menopausal and sexual health concerns since 2005. Clinical information on the 8688 women seen in the WHC through May 2017 who gave consent for the use of their medical records in research is contained in the Data Registry on Experiences of Aging, Menopause, and Sexuality (DREAMS). Initially, DREAMS was created to improve the clinical care of women, but it has become a valuable research tool. About 25% of the DREAMS women have been seen in the WHC 2 or more times, allowing for passive longitudinal follow-up...
January 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162577/cohort-profile-the-mayo-clinic-cohort-study-of-oophorectomy-and-aging-2-moa-2-in-olmsted-county-minnesota-usa
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Walter A Rocca, Liliana Gazzuola Rocca, Carin Y Smith, Brandon R Grossardt, Stephanie S Faubion, Lynne T Shuster, Elizabeth A Stewart, Michelle M Mielke, Kejal Kantarci, Virginia M Miller
PURPOSE: This cohort study was established to investigate the effects of unilateral and bilateral oophorectomy on the ageing processes in women. PARTICIPANTS: We used the records-linkage system of the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP, http://www.rochesterproject.org) to identify 570 women who underwent unilateral oophorectomy and 1653 women who underwent bilateral oophorectomy in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 1988 through 2007 (20 years). Each woman was matched by age (±1 year) to a population-based referent woman who had not undergone any oophorectomy (570 referent women) or bilateral oophorectomy (1653 referent women)...
November 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158356/cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-vascular-activation-in-postmenopausal-women-with-histories-of-preeclampsia
#6
Jill N Barnes, Ronée E Harvey, Kathleen B Miller, Muthuvel Jayachandran, Katherine R Malterer, Brian D Lahr, Kent R Bailey, Michael J Joyner, Virginia M Miller
Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) is reduced in patients with cognitive decline. Women with a history of preeclampsia are at increased risk for cognitive decline. This study examined an association between pregnancy history and CVR using a subgroup of 40 age- and parity-matched pairs of women having histories of preeclampsia (n=27) or normotensive pregnancy (n=29) and the association of activated blood elements with CVR. Middle cerebral artery velocity was measured by Doppler ultrasound before and during hypercapnia to assess CVR...
November 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126824/video-intervention-to-increase-perceived-self-efficacy-for-condom-use-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-female-adolescents
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Julie S Downs, Amie M Ashcraft, Pamela J Murray, Elise D Berlan, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Joan Eichner, Baruch Fischhoff, Janie A Leary, Robert B McCall, Elizabeth Miller, Jennifer Salaway, Janell Smith-Jones, Gina S Sucato
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of the Seventeen Days interactive video on young women's perceived self-efficacy for using condoms six months after being offered the intervention, relative to a control. DESIGN: Multisite randomized controlled trial SETTING: Twenty participating health clinics and county health departments in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia PARTICIPANTS: Sexually active females ages 14 to 19 INTERVENTIONS: Seventeen Days (treatment intervention; sex education) versus Driving Skills for Life (control intervention; driving education) MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Perceived self-efficacy for condom use RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Participants in the Seventeen Days group reported higher perceived condom acquisition self-efficacy after six months than those in the driving group...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120834/cervical-cancer-screening-in-the-national-breast-and-cervical-cancer-early-detection-program-nbccedp-in-four-us-affiliated-pacific-islands-between-2007-and-2015
#8
Virginia Senkomago, Janet Royalty, Jacqueline W Miller, Lee E Buenconsejo-Lum, Vicki B Benard, Mona Saraiya
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer incidence in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs) is double that of the US mainland. American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam and the Republic of Palau receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) to implement cervical cancer screening to low-income, uninsured or under insured women. The USAPI grantees report data on screening and follow-up activities to the CDC...
October 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089874/mistakes-too-few-to-mention-impaired-self-conscious-emotional-processing-of-errors-in-the-behavioral-variant-of-frontotemporal-dementia
#9
Carole S Scherling, Jessica Zakrzewski, Samir Datta, Robert W Levenson, Arthur P Shimamura, Virginia E Sturm, Bruce L Miller, Howard J Rosen
Anosognosia, or lack of awareness of one's deficits, is a core feature of the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). We hypothesized that this deficit has its origins in failed emotional processing of errors. We studied autonomic and facial emotional reactivity to errors in patients with bvFTD (n = 17), Alzheimer's disease (AD, n = 20), and healthy controls (HC, n = 35) during performance of a timed two-alternative-choice button press task. Performance-related behavioral responses to errors were quantified using rates of error correction and post-error slowing of reaction times...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075567/prosocial-deficits-in-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-relate-to-reward-network-atrophy
#10
Virginia E Sturm, David C Perry, Kristie Wood, Alice Y Hua, Oscar Alcantar, Samir Datta, Katherine P Rankin, Howard J Rosen, Bruce L Miller, Joel H Kramer
INTRODUCTION: Empathy and shared feelings of reward motivate individuals to share resources with others when material gain is not at stake. Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects emotion- and reward-relevant neural systems. Although there is diminished empathy and altered reward processing in bvFTD, how the disease impacts prosocial behavior is less well understood. METHODS: A total of 74 participants (20 bvFTD, 15 Alzheimer's disease [AD], and 39 healthy controls) participated in this study...
October 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053860/clinicopathological-correlations-in-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia
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David C Perry, Jesse A Brown, Katherine L Possin, Samir Datta, Andrew Trujillo, Anneliese Radke, Anna Karydas, John Kornak, Ana C Sias, Gil D Rabinovici, Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, Adam L Boxer, Mary De May, Katherine P Rankin, Virginia E Sturm, Suzee E Lee, Brandy R Matthews, Aimee W Kao, Keith A Vossel, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, Zachary A Miller, Sang Won Seo, Manu Sidhu, Stephanie E Gaus, Alissa L Nana, Jose Norberto S Vargas, Ji-Hye L Hwang, Rik Ossenkoppele, Alainna B Brown, Eric J Huang, Giovanni Coppola, Howard J Rosen, Daniel Geschwind, John Q Trojanowski, Lea T Grinberg, Joel H Kramer, Bruce L Miller, William W Seeley
Accurately predicting the underlying neuropathological diagnosis in patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) poses a daunting challenge for clinicians but will be critical for the success of disease-modifying therapies. We sought to improve pathological prediction by exploring clinicopathological correlations in a large bvFTD cohort. Among 438 patients in whom bvFTD was either the top or an alternative possible clinical diagnosis, 117 had available autopsy data, including 98 with a primary pathological diagnosis of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), 15 with Alzheimer's disease, and four with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who lacked neurodegenerative disease-related pathology outside of the motor system...
October 6, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053832/reward-deficits-in-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-include-insensitivity-to-negative-stimuli
#12
David C Perry, Samir Datta, Virginia E Sturm, Kristie A Wood, Jessica Zakrzewski, William W Seeley, Bruce L Miller, Joel H Kramer, Howard J Rosen
During reward processing individuals weigh positive and negative features of a stimulus to determine whether they will pursue or avoid it. Though patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia display changes in their pursuit of rewards, such as food, alcohol, money, and sex, the basis for these shifts is not clearly established. In particular, it is unknown whether patients' behaviour results from excessive focus on rewards, insensitivity to punishment, or to dysfunction in a particular stage of reward processing, such as anticipation, consumption, or action selection...
October 7, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020402/women-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-have-worse-survival
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Jeffrey B Geske, Kevin C Ong, Konstantinos C Siontis, Virginia B Hebl, Michael J Ackerman, David O Hodge, Virginia M Miller, Rick A Nishimura, Jae K Oh, Hartzell V Schaff, Bernard J Gersh, Steve R Ommen
Aims: Sex differences in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remain unclear. We sought to characterize sex differences in a large HCM referral centre population. Methods and results: Three thousand six hundred and seventy-three adult patients with HCM underwent evaluation between January 1975 and September 2012 with 1661 (45.2%) female. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were assessed via log-rank test. Cox proportional hazard regression analyses evaluated the relation of sex with survival...
September 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987706/combined-effects-of-prenatal-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-material-hardship-on-child-adhd-behavior-problems
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Frederica P Perera, Kylie Wheelock, Ya Wang, Deliang Tang, Amy E Margolis, Gladys Badia, Whitney Cowell, Rachel L Miller, Virginia Rauh, Shuang Wang, Julie B Herbstman
IMPORTANCE: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are carcinogenic and neurotoxic combustion by-products commonly found in urban air. Exposure to PAH is disproportionately high in low income communities of color who also experience chronic economic stress. OBJECTIVE: In a prospective cohort study in New York City (NYC) we previously found a significant association between prenatal PAH exposure and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) behavior problems at age 9...
October 4, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910282/characterization-of-intravascular-cellular-activation-in-relationship-to-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-postmenopausal-women
#15
Muthuvel Jayachandran, Vesna D Garovic, Michelle M Mielke, Kent R Bailey, Brian D Lahr, Virginia M Miller
OBJECTIVE: Mechanisms and interactions among intravascular cells contributing to development of subclinical atherosclerosis are poorly understood. In women, both menopausal status and pregnancy history influence progression of atherosclerosis. This study examined activation and interactions among blood elements with subclinical atherosclerosis in menopausal women with known pregnancy histories. METHODS: Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, was measured using B-mode ultrasound in age- and parity-matched women [40 with and 40 without a history of preeclampsia] 35 years after the index pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861522/a-serendipitous-mutation-reveals-the-severe-virulence-defect-of-a-klebsiella-pneumoniae-fepb-mutant
#16
Michelle Palacios, Christopher A Broberg, Kimberly A Walker, Virginia L Miller
Klebsiella pneumoniae is considered a significant public health threat because of the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains and the challenge associated with treating life-threatening infections. Capsule, siderophores, and adhesins have been implicated as virulence determinants of K. pneumoniae, yet we lack a clear understanding of how this pathogen causes disease. In a previous screen for virulence genes, we identified a potential new virulence locus and constructed a mutant (smr) with this locus deleted...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860150/enduring-enrolments-in-west-virginia-s-medicaid-programme-due-to-severe-injury
#17
Michael Smith, Ted R Miller, Eduard Zaloshnja
OBJECTIVE: To assess frequency, duration and costs of Medicaid conversions that occur when severe injury causes patients to enrol in Medicaid to pay their hospital bills. Once enrolled, Medicaid pays all their medical bills, not simply their injury bill. DATA SOURCES: 2000-2005 West Virginia Medicaid claims data and 2000-2006 eligibility data for new enrollees under the age of 65. To model national costs, published Medicaid conversion rates across 14 states for 2003 and 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Program Nationwide Inpatient Sample data...
August 31, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846767/effects-of-oral-vs-transdermal-estrogen-therapy-on-sexual-function-in-early-postmenopause-ancillary-study-of-the-kronos-early-estrogen-prevention-study-keeps
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Hugh S Taylor, Aya Tal, Lubna Pal, Fangyong Li, Dennis M Black, Eliot A Brinton, Matthew J Budoff, Marcelle I Cedars, Wei Du, Howard N Hodis, Rogerio A Lobo, JoAnn E Manson, George R Merriam, Virginia M Miller, Frederick Naftolin, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Nanette F Santoro, Sherman M Harman
Importance: Sexual dysfunction, an important determinant of women's health and quality of life, is commonly associated with declining estrogen levels around the menopausal transition. Objective: To determine the effects of oral or transdermal estrogen therapy vs placebo on sexual function in postmenopausal women. Design, Setting, and Participants: Ancillary study of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS), a 4-year prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of menopausal hormone therapy in healthy, recently menopausal women...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838090/are-there-sex-differences-following-treatment-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-in-adults-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Anwar A Chahal, Rabe E Alhurani, Essa A Mohamed, Virend K Somers, Virginia M Miller, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Ahmed T Ahmed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832429/effects-of-oral-versus-transdermal-menopausal-hormone-treatments-on-self-reported-sleep-domains-and-their-association-with-vasomotor-symptoms-in-recently-menopausal-women-enrolled-in-the-kronos-early-estrogen-prevention-study-keeps
#20
Dahima Cintron, Brian D Lahr, Kent R Bailey, Nanette Santoro, Robin Lloyd, JoAnn E Manson, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Lubna Pal, Hugh S Taylor, Whitney Wharton, Fredrick Naftolin, S Mitchell Harman, Virginia M Miller
OBJECTIVE: This study determined whether two different formulations of hormone therapy (HT): oral conjugated equine estrogens (o-CEE; 0.45 mg/d, n = 209), transdermal 17β-estradiol (t-E2; 50 μg/d, n = 201) plus cyclic progesterone (Prometrium, 200 mg) or placebo (PBO, n = 243) affected sleep domains in participants of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study. METHODS: Participants completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index at baseline and during the intervention at 6, 18, 36, and 48 months...
August 21, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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