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Irena Mladenovic, Jelena Krunic, Gordana Supic, Ruzica Kozomara, Dejan Bokonjic, Nikola Stojanovic, Zvonko Magic
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations of variability in pulp sensitivity with sex, psychosocial variables, the gene that encodes for the enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), and chronic painful conditions (temporomandibular disorders [TMDs]). METHODS: The study was composed of 97 subjects (68 women and 29 men aged 20-44 years). The electric (electric pulp tester) and cold (refrigerant spray) stimuli were performed on mandibular lateral incisors...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
Kristina Laugesen, Lisbeth Munksgård Baggesen, Sigrún Alba Jóhannesdóttir Schmidt, M Maria Glymour, Mathias Lasgaard, Arnold Milstein, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Nancy E Adler, Vera Ehrenstein
Social isolation is associated with increased mortality. Meta-analytic results, however, indicate heterogeneity in effect sizes. We aimed to provide new evidence to the association between social isolation and mortality by conducting a population-based cohort study. We reconstructed the Berkman and Syme's social network index (SNI), which combines four components of social networks (partnership, interaction with family/friends, religious activities, and membership in organizations/clubs) into an index, ranging from 0/1 (most socially isolated) to 4 (least socially isolated)...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Chen Chi, Leigh C Murphy, Pingzhao Hu
Breast cancer diagnosis in young women has emerged as an independent prognostic factor with higher recurrence risk and death than their older counterparts. We aim to find recurrent somatic copy number alteration (CNA) regions identified from breast cancer microarray data and associate the CNA status of the genes harbored in the regions to the survival of young women with breast cancer. By using the interval graph-based algorithm we developed, and the CNA data consisting of a Discovery set with 130 young women and a Validation set with 125 young women, we identified 38 validated recurrent CNAs containing 39 protein encoding genes...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Martina Belli, Shunichi Shimasaki
Growth and differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) are oocyte-secreted factors with a leading role in the control of ovarian function in female reproduction, modulating both the cell fate of the somatic granulosa cells and the quality and developmental competence of the egg. This short review aims to consolidate the molecular aspects of GDF9 and BMP15 and their integral actions in female fertility to understand particularly their effects on oocyte quality and fetal growth. The significant consequences of mutations in the GDF9 and BMP15 genes in women with dizygotic twins as well as the clinical relevance of these oocyte factors in the pathogenesis of primary ovarian insufficiency and polycystic ovary syndrome are also addressed...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
Belinda Rahman, Anne Lanceley, Rebecca S Kristeleit, Jonathan A Ledermann, Michelle Lockley, Mary McCormack, Tim Mould, Lucy Side
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death for women in the UK. Up to 18% of cases can be attributed to germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Identifying patients who carry a BRCA mutation provides important information about potential response to treatment and eligibility for therapies such as poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. Implementation of systematic genetic testing of patients with ovarian cancer via oncology clinics (mainstreamed genetic testing, MGT) is increasing...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
Christina M Nagle, Tracy A O'Mara, Yen Tan, Daniel D Buchanan, Andreas Obermair, Penny Blomfield, Michael A Quinn, Penelope M Webb, Amanda B Spurdle
OBJECTIVE: The risk of developing endometrial cancer (EC) and/or survival following a diagnosis of EC might differ by tumor DNA mismatch repair (MMR) status. We assessed the association between tumor MMR status (classified as MMR-proficient, somatic MMR-deficient, germline MMR-deficient) and the risk of developing EC and survival following a diagnosis of EC. METHODS: We analyzed data from women who participated in the Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study (ANECS) conducted between 2005 and 2007...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Rebecca M Zuckerman, Rebecca L Silton, Frank F Tu, Joshua S Eng, Kevin M Hellman
Somatic symptoms are a robust, transdiagnostic risk factor for pain conditions. However, the extent to which somatic symptoms contribute to the manifestation of the women's pain syndromes, such as dysmenorrhea and noncyclic pelvic pain (NCPP), is unclear due to high rates of co-occurrence. Therefore, the present study investigated the primary hypothesis that somatic symptoms would be elevated in NCPP and distinctly influence the relationship between dysmenorrhea and co-occurring NCPP. A secondary analysis was performed on cross-sectional questionnaire data from 1012 nonpregnant reproductive-aged women...
March 10, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
Lydia Coxon, Andrew W Horne, Katy Vincent
Although pain is one of the main symptoms women with endometriosis present with, there is poor correlation between symptom severity and disease burden and the underlying biological mechanisms by which pain arises are still only poorly understood. We briefly review the neurobiology of pain before considering mechanisms that may be specifically relevant in the context of endometriosis. The role of pelvic factors such as new nerve fibre growth, peritoneal fluid and inflammation is explored with a particular focus on studies where these factors have been associated with pain symptoms rather than just being compared between women with endometriosis and disease-free controls...
February 15, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Christopher R Abrecht, Marise Cornelius, Albert Wu, Robert N Jamison, David Janfaza, Richard D Urman, Claudia Campbell, Michael Smith, Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Robert R Edwards, Kristin L Schreiber
Objective: To identify factors associated with pain severity and opioid consumption in the early perioperative period. Design: Prospective observational cohort study. Setting: Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects: Patients with osteoarthritis older than age 45 years undergoing primary total knee replacement at Brigham and Women's Hospital. A total of 126 patients enrolled. Methods: Preoperatively, pain questionnaires and quantitative sensory testing were performed on patients to develop a psychosocial and psychophysical profile...
March 7, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Agnieszka Dmitruk, Jan Czeczelewski, Ewa Czeczelewska, Jolanta Golach, Urszula Parnicka
Background: Menopause, also referred to as climacterium, is a period of multiple changes in the structure and functions of a woman organism. Objective: Determination of differences in body composition and fatty tissue distribution in women from groups discriminated based on their menstrual status. Material and Methods: The survey covered 312 women aged 38-75 years. Menstrual status of the surveyed women was established according to WHO guidelines based on answers to a questionnaire, and three groups were discriminated: women in the premenopausal period (group 1), in the perimenopausal period (group 2), and in the postmenopausal period (group 3)...
2018: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
Stavros I Iliadis, Alkistis Skalkidou, Hanna Ranstrand, Marios K Georgakis, Cathrine Axfors, Fotios C Papadopoulos
Introduction: Postpartum depression predisposes to maternal affective and somatic disorders. It is important to identify which women are at an increased risk of subsequent morbidity and would benefit from an intensified follow-up. Self-harm thoughts (SHTs), with or without other depressive symptomatology, might have prognostic value for maternal health beyond the postpartum period. Aim: This study is to investigate the somatic and psychiatric morbidity of postpartum women with SHTs, with or without other depressive symptoms, over a 7-year follow-up period...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
Anna Simone Frank, Angela Lupattelli, Hedvig Nordeng
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 3% to 5% of pregnant women have hypothyroidism. Despite the potential impact of untreated hypothyroidism on infant neurodevelopment, few studies have investigated the risk factors associated with discontinuation of thyroid hormone replacement therapy (THRT) in pregnancy. We aimed to identify such factors in a population of women using THRT prior to pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study were linked to records in the Medical Birth Registry of Norway...
March 7, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Riina Katainen, Janne R Engblom, Päivi Polo-Kantola
OBJECTIVE: Only a few extended follow-up studies have investigated the natural progress of climacteric-related symptoms. The results have been conflicting. Thus, our aim was to evaluate, through a 19-year longitudinal study, whether these symptoms decrease or disappear as time elapses after menopause. METHODS: Our study was a prospective follow-up survey of 65 hysterectomized peri or postmenopausal women. The women were interviewed at the baseline, and at 6 and 19 years thereafter...
March 5, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Anne Lovise Nordstoga, Paul Jarle Mork, Marius Steiro Fimland
Background: Various occupational inpatient rehabilitation programs are established in Norway. This study aimed to assess change in cardiorespiratory fitness, pain, anxiety, depression, and quality of life in persons on long-term sick leave due to musculoskeletal-, mental or unspecific disorders after participation in multicomponent inpatient occupational rehabilitation. Methods: Twenty-five women and five men (mean age 45.2 years, SD 6.7, range 30-57) volunteered to participate in the study...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Joana Carvalho, Pedro J Rosa, Bruna Pereira
Past research has supported that community women engage in sexually coercive strategies as a means to initiate sexual intercourse with men. However, at the present state of the knowledge, there is a great lack of scientific information on the psychological characterization of these women. In accordance, the aim of the present study was to characterize the psychopathological and personality profile of a sample of college women reporting sexual initiation by coercive approaches, and to predict membership in the categories of sexually abusive strategies that were used by these women...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Marta Kotlarek, Anna Kubiak, Małgorzata Czetwertyńska, Michał Świerniak, Wojciech Gierlikowski, Monika Kolanowska, Elwira Bakuła-Zalewska, Sissy M Jhiang, Krystian Jażdżewski, Anna Wójcicka
Aberrant expression of the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) and the resistance to post-operative radioactive iodide treatment is a crucial cause of higher mortality of some thyroid cancer patients. In this study, we analyzed the impact of miR-146a on the expression and function of NIS and on the overall survival of thyroid cancer patients. The study included 2441 patients (2163 women; 278 men); including 359 cases with follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (fvPTC). miR: NIS interactions were analyzed in cell lines using in vivo binding and inhibition assays and radioactive iodine uptake assays...
February 26, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Cheryl Da Costa, Robert H Eikelboom, Angela Jacques, De Wet Swanepoel, Andrew J O Whitehouse, Sarra E Jamieson, Christopher G Brennan-Jones
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between early life episodes of otitis media and later behavioural development with adjustment for confounders. DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study recruited 2900 pregnant women from King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) in Perth, Western Australia, between 1989 and 1991. PARTICIPANTS: Data from the children born were collected at both the Year 3 and Year 5 follow up...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
Agustín J Simonelli-Muñoz, Serafín Balanza, José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Tomás Vera-Catalán, Ana María Lorente, Juana I Gallego-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Stress affects us in every environment and it is also present in the educational sphere. Previous studies have reported a high prevalence of stress in university students. The Student Stress Inventory-Stress Manifestations (SSI-SM), identify stressors and evaluate stress manifestations in adolescents but its validity in university students remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the internal consistency and validity of an adapted version of the Student Stress Inventory-Stress Manifestations (SSI-SM) for university students and to investigate if high stress levels are associated with personal and academic factors...
February 22, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Guillaume P Andrieu, Jordan S Shafran, Jude T Deeney, Kishan R Bharadwaj, Annapoorni Rangarajan, Gerald V Denis
Obesity and its associated pathology Type 2 diabetes are two chronic metabolic and inflammatory diseases that promote breast cancer progression, metastasis, and poor outcomes. Emerging critical opinion considers unresolved inflammation and abnormal metabolism separately from obesity; settings where they do not co-occur can inform disease mechanism. In breast cancer, the tumor microenvironment is often infiltrated with T effector and T regulatory cells programmed by metabolic signaling. The pathways by which tumor cells evade immune surveillance, immune therapies, and take advantage of antitumor immunity are poorly understood, but likely depend on metabolic inflammation in the microenvironment...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Zohreh Ghorashi, Mohammad Najafi, Effat Merghati Khoei
Background: Islamic doctrine and related teachings play a seminal role in constructing the sexual performance of followers, women in particular . Objective: The aim was to explore women's understandings of Islamic Shiite principles related to their sexuality. Materials and Methods: In a qualitative content analysis approach, four individual interviews and seven focus groups conducted in Rafsanjan, a big city in Kerman province in Iran. Content analysis was used to extract meanings and themes...
December 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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