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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230409/using-the-center-for-epidemiologic-studies-depression-scale-to-assess-depression-in-women-with-hiv-and-women-at-risk-for-hiv-are-somatic-items-invariant
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Leah M Adams, Tracey E Wilson, Daniel Merenstein, Joel Milam, Jennifer Cohen, Elizabeth T Golub, Adebola Adedimeji, Judith A Cook
The prevalence of depression among women living with HIV/AIDS is elevated, compared with women in the general population and men diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Although symptoms of HIV may overlap with somatic symptoms of depression, little research has explored how well screening tools accurately assess depression rather than symptoms of HIV/AIDS among women. The present study examined the utility of a widely used tool for assessing depression symptoms among women living with HIV/AIDS. Data are from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a multisite, longitudinal cohort study of women living with HIV/AIDS (n = 1,329) and seronegative women (n = 541) matched on key risk factors for HIV/AIDS...
February 23, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229260/dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-dhea-s-sex-and-age-in-zoo-housed-western-lowland-gorillas-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla
#2
Ashley N Edes
Among humans, dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) declines with age and is hypothesized to be involved in somatic maintenance and healthy aging. Men have significantly higher DHEA-S than women, contradicting longer lifespans in the latter. Declines of DHEA-S with age also are observed in chimpanzees. In both chimpanzees and bonobos, males and females show no differences in DHEA-S production. Based on human and chimpanzee data, gorillas were predicted to show declining DHEA-S with age. Similar to chimpanzees and bonobos, it also was predicted DHEA-S would not be significantly different between males and females...
February 22, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225200/alcohol-dependence-and-risk-of-somatic-diseases-and-mortality-a-cohort-study-in-19-002-men-and-women-attending-alcohol-treatment
#3
Charlotte Holst, Janne Schurmann Tolstrup, Holger Jelling Sørensen, Ulrik Becker
AIMS: To (1) estimate sex-specific risks of a comprehensive spectrum of somatic diseases in alcohol dependent individuals versus a control population, and in the same population to (2) estimate sex-specific risks of dying from the examined somatic diseases. DESIGN: Register-based matched cohort study. Alcohol dependent individuals were identified from an alcohol treatment database. Controls were randomly selected from the Danish Civil Registration System. Information on somatic diseases obtained from the Danish National Patient Registry and causes of death obtained from the Cause of Death Registry...
February 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222972/the-neurologic-control-of-arousal-and-orgasm-with-specific-attention-to-spinal-cord-lesions-integrating-preclinical-and-clinical-sciences
#4
Marcalee Sipski Alexander, Lesley Marson
Preclinical research in animal models is important for understanding the neural pathways and pathophysiology underlying changes in sexual function after SCI. In vivo animal models, primarily rodents, have provided valuable information on the central pathways regulating sexual arousal and orgasm; however, further research is required in females and preclinical modeling of SCI that can be better translated to men and women. Translation of the autonomic and somatic regulation of sexual responses from preclinical models through clinical research correlates well with respect to the peripheral-spinal systems involved...
January 25, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220963/the-association-between-gender-ethnicity-and-suicidality-among-vocational-students-in-israel
#5
Joy Benatov, Ora Nakash, Shai Chen-Gal, Anat Brunstein Klomek
Gender and ethnicity are significant factors when evaluating suicidal risk, especially among ethnically diverse populations. In the current study we explored the association between gender, ethnicity, and suicide ideation and attempts among Arab and Jewish vocational education and training high school students in Israel. Students (N = 3,554) completed a self-report survey evaluating suicide ideation and attempts, depression, anxiety, somatization, and sense of belonging. Hierarchical generalized linear modeling indicated that female Arab adolescents had elevated levels of suicide ideation, higher rates of suicide attempts, and greater psychological distress than Arab males and Jewish students...
February 21, 2017: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220549/somatic-psychological-and-sexual-triggers-for-overactive-bladder-syndrome-in-women
#6
Ariel Zilberlicht, Nir Haya, Ido Feferkorn, Eyal Goldschmidt, Anis Kaldawy, Yoram Abramov
AIMS: Patients with overactive bladder (OAB) often describe somatic, psychological, and sexual triggers for their symptoms. The aim of this study was to characterize these triggers and assess their impact on patients' symptoms and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Patients who visited our urogynecologic clinic between August 2015 and March 2016 and diagnosed with OAB syndrome were asked to fill a questionnaire comprising 34 statements regarding SOmatic, Psychological, and Sexual Triggers for OAB (SOPSETO)...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217679/effect-of-calcium-on-premenstrual-syndrome-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Fatemeh Shobeiri, Fahimeh Ezzati Araste, Reihaneh Ebrahimi, Ensiyeh Jenabi, Mansour Nazari
OBJECTIVE: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects millions of women and is known as the most important disorder among them. The very aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of low dose calcium on severity of PMS. METHODS: This study can be considered as a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Female students of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences diagnosed with PMS in 2014 participated in the present study. Sixty-six female students diagnosed with PMS were involved in the experimental and control groups...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202529/aberrant-syk-kinase-signaling-is-essential-for-tumorigenesis-induced-by-tsc2-inactivation
#8
Ye Cui, Wendy K Steagall, Anthony Lamattina, Gustavo Pacheco-Rodriguez, Mario Stylianou, Pranav Kidambi, Benjamin Stump, Fernanda Golzarri, Ivan O Rosas, Carmen Priolo, Elizabeth P Henske, Joel Moss, Souheil El-Chemaly
Somatic or germline mutations in the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) tumor suppressor genes are associated closely with the pathogenesis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare and progressive neoplastic disease that predominantly affects women in their childbearing years. Serum levels of the lymphangiogeneic growth factor VEGF-D are elevated significantly in LAM. However, there are gaps in knowledge regarding VEGF-D dysregulation and its cellular origin in LAM. Here we show that increased expression and activation of the tyrosine kinase Syk in TSC2-deficient cells and pulmonary nodules from LAM patients contributes to tumor growth...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199346/revertant-mosaicism-for-family-mutations-is-not-observed-in-brca1-2-phenocopies
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Jacopo Azzollini, Chiara Pesenti, Luca Ferrari, Laura Fontana, Mariarosaria Calvello, Bernard Peissel, Giorgio Portera, Silvia Tabano, Maria Luisa Carcangiu, Paola Riva, Monica Miozzo, Siranoush Manoukian
In BRCA1/2 families, early-onset breast cancer (BrCa) cases may be also observed among non-carrier relatives. These women are considered phenocopies and raise difficult counselling issues concerning the selection of the index case and the residual risks estimate in negative family members. Few studies investigated the presence of potential genetic susceptibility factors in phenocopies, mainly focussing on BrCa-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms. We hypothesized that, as for other Mendelian diseases, a revertant somatic mosaicism, resulting from spontaneous correction of a pathogenic mutation, might occur also in BRCA pedigrees...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191712/ways-of-encoding-somatic-information-and-their-effects-on-retrospective-symptom-reporting
#10
Marta Walentynowicz, Ilse Van Diest, Filip Raes, Omer Van den Bergh
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective symptom reports tend to overestimate actual symptom intensity. This study explored how focusing on sensory-perceptual or on affective-motivational aspects of a somatic experience influenced retrospective symptom reports in high and low habitual symptom reporters (HSR). We hypothesized that a focus on affective-motivational aspects of somatic episodes contributes to retrospective overestimation compared to a focus on sensory-perceptual aspects. DESIGN: Dyspnoea (rebreathing) and pain (cold pain) were induced during two experimental sessions in healthy women: 21 high and 24 low HSR, selected using cut-off scores on a symptom checklist...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187448/impact-of-country-of-birth-on-genetic-testing-of-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinomas-in-france-african-women-exhibit-a-mutational-spectrum-more-similar-to-asians-than-to-caucasians
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Raphael Saffroy, Jean-François Morère, Nelly Bosselut, Pasquale F Innominato, Jocelyne Hamelin, Jean Trédaniel, Sophie Masse, Véronique Dussaule-Duchatelle, André Balaton, Pierre Validire, Catherine Guettier, Mohamed Bouchahda, Antoinette Lemoine
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available on the prevalence of oncogenic driver mutations in Caucasian populations, and especially in Europeans. AIM: To evaluate the targetable mutational spectra in unselected patients with lung adenocarcinoma in routine clinical practice from several French hospitals, using the same molecular platform. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Samples from 2,219 consecutive patients with histologically-proven advanced lung adenocarcinoma were centrally analysed at a referenced and certified diagnostic platform in order to test for activating and resistance mutations in EGFR, KRAS, BRAF, ERBB2 and PI3KCA...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179893/professionalism-and-occupational-well-being-similarities-and-differences-among-latin-american-health-professionals
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Montserrat San-Martín, Roberto Delgado-Bolton, Luis Vivanco
Context: Empathy, teamwork, and lifelong learning are described as key elements of professionalism. The first recipients of their benefits are professionals themselves. Paradoxically, scarce studies have reported association between professionalism and occupational well-being. The main purpose of this study was to characterize the influence that empathy, teamwork, and lifelong learning, play in the occupational well-being of physicians and nurses working in Latin American healthcare institutions. Materials and Methods: The Jefferson Scale of Empathy, the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration, the Jefferson Scale of Physicians Lifelong Learning, and the Scale of Collateral Effects (somatization, exhaustion, and work alienation), were administered to 522 physicians and nurses working in institutions of Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175993/phq-8-minor-depression-among-pregnant-women-association-with-somatic-symptoms-of-depression
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Adrienne B McMahon, Clarissa J Arms-Chavez, Bridgette D Harper, Steven G LoBello
It was recently reported that pregnant women were more likely to have minor depression as measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 depression scale (PHQ-8), (as reported by Kroenke and Spitzer (Psychiatr Ann 32(9):1-7, 2002), and Kroenke et al. (J Affect 114(1-3):163-173, 2009)) compared to women who were not pregnant (as reported by Ashley et al. (Arch Womens Ment Health 19(2):395-400, 2015)). The present study is designed to investigate if somatic symptoms (energy level, appetite, sleep) associated with both pregnancy and depression were responsible for this increased prevalence of minor depression...
February 7, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152471/subtle-persistent-working-memory-and-selective-attention-deficits-in-women-with-premenstrual-syndrome
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Anastasiya Slyepchenko, Sonali Lokuge, Brianne Nicholls, Meir Steiner, Geoffrey B C Hall, Claudio N Soares, Benicio N Frey
As a recurrent, cyclical phenomenon, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects a significant proportion of women of the reproductive age, and leads to regular monthly days of functional impairment. Symptoms of PMS include somatic and psychological symptoms, such as headaches, sleep disturbances, social withdrawal and mood changes, during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, which alleviate during the follicular phase. This study investigated neurocognitive functioning in women with moderate to severe PMS symptoms (n=13) compared to women with mild/no PMS (n=27) through administration of a battery of neuropsychological tests during the asymptomatic follicular phase of the menstrual cycle...
January 15, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150102/adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-italian-version-of-the-non-motor-symptoms-questionnaire-for-parkinson-s-disease
#15
I Cova, M E Di Battista, N Vanacore, C P Papi, G Alampi, A Rubino, M Valente, G Meco, P Contri, A Di Pucchio, E Lacorte, A Priori, C Mariani, S Pomati
Although non-motor symptoms (NMS) of Parkinson's disease (PD) are very common also in early stages of the disease, they are still under-recognized. Screening tools for non-motor symptoms, such as non-motor symptoms questionnaire (NMSQuest), help clinicians to recognize NMS and to evaluate if patients could require further assessment or specific treatments. To validate an adapted Italian version of NMSQuest and study its psychometric properties, Italian PD patients self-completed Italian NMSQuest, and then underwent a standard clinical evaluation including motor assessment (by Hoehn and Yahr staging, unified Parkinson's disease rating scale part III) and non-motor assessment (by Montreal cognitive assessment, Beck depression inventory, neuropsychiatric inventory, Epworth sleepiness scale, scale for outcomes in Parkinson's disease-Autonomic and movement disorder society-sponsored revision of the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale part I)...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145816/a-naturalistic-study-of-a-brief-treatment-program-for-survivors-of-complex-trauma
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Catherine C Classen, Robert T Muller, Nigel P Field, Carrie S Clark, Eva-Marie Stern
A naturalistic study of a brief treatment program for The impact of chronic trauma can be longstanding, affecting survivor affect regulation, consciousness, interpersonal functioning, perceptions of self and others, self-regulation, and somatic experience. There is a growing consensus that multi-modal and staged approaches to treatment are necessary to promote healing. However, empirical investigations of such treatments are still needed. The current study used a naturalistic design to examine the impact of a brief, yet intensive, outpatient program on complex PTSD symptoms and attachment classification among women with histories of chronic trauma...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133886/somatic-snps-of-the-brca2-gene-at-the-fragments-encoding-rad51-binding-sites-of-canine-mammary-tumors
#17
O Ozmen, S Kul, A Risvanli, G Ozalp, A Sabuncu, O Kul
Mammary tumors are the most common tumor type both in women and in female dogs. In women, heritable breast cancers have been linked mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2 and it contains eight BRC repeats in exon 11 that bind to RAD51. In this study, we investigated the sequence variations of BRC1-BRC8 and C-terminus of canine BRCA2 gene. From a total of 64 canine patients with mammary tumors, 31 mammary tumors with benign and malign carcinomas and the 3 normal mammary glands were used for the study...
January 30, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122812/psychological-distress-in-relation-to-site-specific-cancer-mortality-pooling-of-unpublished-data-from-16-prospective-cohort-studies
#18
G David Batty, Tom C Russ, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Mika Kivimäki
OBJECTIVE:  To examine the role of psychological distress (anxiety and depression) as a potential predictor of site specific cancer mortality. DESIGN:  Pooling of individual participant data from 16 prospective cohort studies initiated 1994-2008. SETTING:  Nationally representative samples drawn from the health survey for England (13 studies) and the Scottish health survey (three studies). PARTICIPANTS:  163 363 men and women aged 16 or older at study induction, who were initially free of a cancer diagnosis, provided self reported psychological distress scores (based on the general health questionnaire, GHQ-12) and consented to health record linkage...
January 25, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121470/impact-of-wheatgrass-triticum-aestivum-l-supplementation-on-atherogenic-lipoproteins-and-menopausal-symptoms-in-hyperlipidemic-south-asian-women-a-randomized-controlled-study
#19
Nitya Kumar, Uma Iyer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) on atherogenic lipoproteins, inflammation, and menopausal symptoms. METHODS: Fifty-nine hyperlipidemic women were randomized into control (n = 30) and intervention groups (n = 29). Intervention group was administered 3.5 g of freeze-dried wheatgrass powder in encapsulated form daily for 10 weeks, while the control group received no intervention. RESULTS: The intervention group experienced a reduction of 5...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121160/psychosocial-correlates-of-dietary-supplement-use-results-from-the-national-survey-of-midlife-development-in-the-united-states
#20
Bryan E Denham
Drawing on data gathered in the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States, this study examined internal and external locus of control, self-esteem, neuroticism, perceived health status, uniqueness, and somatic amplification as correlates of dietary supplement use. With sex, race, and age measures also included in the study, bivariate analyses showed greater supplement use among women and older respondents as well as those scoring higher on internal locus of control, self-esteem, perceived health status, and somatic amplification...
January 25, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
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