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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274500/cortical-hemodynamic-changes-during-the-trier-social-stress-test-a-fnirs-study
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David Rosenbaum, Paula Hilsendegen, Mara Thomas, Florian B Haeussinger, Florian G Metzger, Hans-Christoph Nuerk, Andreas J Fallgatter, Vanessa Nieratschker, Ann-Christine Ehlis
The study of the stress response has been of great interest in the last decades due to its relationship to physical and mental health. Along with the technological progress in the neurosciences, different methods of stress induction have been developed for the special requirements regarding the acquisition of neuroimaging data. However, these paradigms often differ from ecologically valid stress inductions such as the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) in substantial ways. In the study at hand, we used the rather robust optical imaging method of functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to assess brain activation during the TSST and two non-stressful control conditions...
December 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248565/person-centered-examination-of-salivary-cortisol-and-alpha-amylase-responses-to-psychosocial-stress-links-to-preadolescent-behavioral-functioning-and-coping
#2
Jason José Bendezú, Martha E Wadsworth
This study adopted a person-centered approach to identify preadolescent salivary cortisol (sC) and alpha-amylase (sAA) co-activation response patterns and examine links to behavioral functioning and coping. Children (N = 151, 51.7% male) were exposed to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) and one of two randomly-assigned, post-TSST coping conditions: distraction or avoidance. Multi-trajectory modeling yielded four child subgroups. Child internalizing and externalizing positively predicted High sC-High sAA relative to Low sC-Low sAA and Low sC-High sAA relative to High sC-Low sAA subgroup membership, respectively...
December 14, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247497/the-prevalence-of-antibody-responses-against-staphylococcus-aureus-antigens-in-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J de Wit, J E E Totté, F J M van Buchem, S G M A Pasmans
Staphylococcus (S.) aureus plays a role in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD), possibly via the expression of various virulence antigens. An altered antibody response towards these antigens might contribute to inflammation. We aimed to provide an overview of the varying prevalences and odds of antibody responses against S. aureus antigens in AD patients. Data were systematically obtained from Embase, Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane, PubMed and Google Scholar (up to February 12th 2016). We selected all original observational and experimental studies assessing anti-staphylococcal antibodies in serum of AD patients...
December 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242410/adiposity-and-cortisol-response-to-stress-in-indian-adolescents
#4
G V Krishnaveni, A Jones, S R Veena, R Somashekara, S C Karat, C H D Fall
OBJECTIVE: Greater adiposity is a risk factor for altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity to stress. We examined associations of different adiposity measures with cortisol responses during the Trier Social Stress Test for children (TSST-C). DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore, India. PARTICIPANTS: Adolescents aged 13.5y from a birth cohort were recruited (N=269, 133 boys)...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232329/cortisol-and-subjective-stress-responses-to-acute-psychosocial-stress-in-fibromyalgia-patients-and-control-participants
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Eline Coppens, Stefan Kempke, Peter Van Wambeke, Stephan Claes, Bart Morlion, Patrick Luyten, Lukas Van Oudenhove
OBJECTIVE: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction may play a role in fibromyalgia (FM) pathogenesis, but remains understudied in this disorder. Furthermore, early childhood adversities (ECA) are common in FM, but whether they moderate stress reactivity is unknown. Hence, we investigated cortisol and subjective responses to acute psychosocial stress in FM and controls, while adjusting for ECA. METHODS: Twenty-seven female FM patients and 24 age-matched female controls were recruited in a tertiary care center and through advertisements, respectively...
December 11, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229737/the-superantigen-toxic-shock-syndrome-toxin-1-alters-human-aortic-endothelial-cell-function
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Katarina Kulhankova, Kyle J Kinney, Jessica M Stach, Françoise A Gourronc, Isabella M Grumbach, Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Wilmara Salgado-Pabón
Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (IE) is a fast-progressing and tissue destructive infection of the cardiac endothelium. The superantigens (SAgs) toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1), staphylococcal enterotoxin C (SEC), and the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) play a novel and essential role in the etiology of S. aureus IE. Recent studies indicate that SAgs act at the infection site to cause tissue pathology and promote vegetation growth. The underlying mechanism of SAg involvement has not been clearly defined...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221772/investigating-psychological-and-physiological-responses-to-the-trier-social-stress-test-in-young-adults-with-insomnia
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Ivy Y Chen, Denise C Jarrin, Hans Ivers, Charles M Morin
OBJECTIVE: Stress and hyperarousal both contribute to insomnia. Elevated stress-related sleep reactivity is associated with hyperarousal, and might constitute a vulnerability to future insomnia. The present study examined acute stress-induced arousal and its association with nocturnal sleep. METHODS: Participants were 30 healthy adults (66.7% female, Mage = 26.7 years): 10 with insomnia (INS) and 20 good sleepers with high vulnerability (HV) or low vulnerability (LV) to insomnia...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203876/the-relationship-between-personality-and-the-response-to-acute-psychological-stress
#8
Yuanyuan Xin, Jianhui Wu, Zhuxi Yao, Qing Guan, André Aleman, Yuejia Luo
The present study examined the relationship between personality traits and the response to acute psychological stress induced by a standardized laboratory stress induction procedure (the Trier Social Stress Test, TSST). The stress response was measured with a combination of cardiovascular reactivity, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity, and subjective affect (including positive affect, negative affect and subjective controllability) in healthy individuals. The Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) approach was applied to account for the relationship between personality traits and stress responses...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196916/bullying-victimization-heightens-cortisol-response-to-psychosocial-stress-in-chinese-children
#9
Guanghui Chen, Yanhong Kong, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Wenxin Zhang
Childhood adverse experiences have been consistently documented to engender persistent changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity to chronic stress. However, there has been very little research examining whether this effect can be elicited among children when using a standardized laboratory stress test, or whether such effects are found in non-Western youth. In the current study, 80 10-year-old Chinese children (45% girls, 4-5th grades) were selected from 970 students based on the experience of being bullied, resulting in a sample of 59 victims (physical, verbal, and relational/social), and a group of 21 nonbullied children with distributions of age and gender that were comparable...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163296/post-event-processing-predicts-impaired-cortisol-recovery-following-social-stressor-the-moderating-role-of-social-anxiety
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Shunta Maeda, Tomoya Sato, Hironori Shimada, Hideki Tsumura
There is growing evidence that individuals with social anxiety show impaired cortisol recovery after experiencing social evaluative stressors. Yet, little is known regarding the cognitive processes underlying such impaired cortisol recovery. The present study examined the effect of post-event processing (PEP), referred to as repetitive thinking about social situations, on cortisol recovery following a social stressor. Forty-two non-clinical university students (23 women, 19 men, mean age = 22.0 ± 2.0 years) completed the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), followed by a thought sampling procedure which assessed the frequency of PEP reflecting the TSST...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155125/virulence-characteristics-and-molecular-relatedness-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-harboring-different-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec
#11
Rana El-Baz, Dina E Rizk, Rasha Barwa, Ramadan Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a versatile pathogen capable of causing multitude of human diseases. It is one of the most important nosocomial pathogen that implicated in community and healthcare associated infections. Therefore, this study aims to characterize different SCCmec elements found in MRSA isolates. Moreover, molecular typing was performed to investigate the genetic relatedness among MRSA isolates. METHODS: Phenotypic identification of MRSA was done by disc diffusion method...
December 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150403/the-cortisol-reactivity-threshold-model-direction-of-trait-rumination-and-cortisol-reactivity-association-varies-with-stressor-severity
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Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn, Bradley M Avery, Maria Ditcheva, Vaibhav R Sapuram
Various internalizing risk factors predict, in separate studies, both augmented and reduced cortisol responding to lab-induced stress. Stressor severity appears key: We tested whether heightened trait-like internalizing risk (here, trait rumination) predicts heightened cortisol reactivity under modest objective stress, but conversely predicts reduced reactivity under more robust objective stress. Thus, we hypothesized that trait rumination would interact with a curvilinear (quadratic) function of stress severity to predict cortisol reactivity...
November 8, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073513/the-socially-evaluated-handgrip-test-introduction-of-a-novel-time-efficient-stress-protocol
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Johannes B Finke, Grit I Kalinowski, Mauro F Larra, Hartmut Schächinger
Most widely-used stress-induction procedures (such as the TSST and the Cold Pressor Test) require considerable effort and overhead in terms of preparation, logistics, and staff recruitment. Moreover, while known to reliably induce HPA axis activation, especially when combined with social self-threat, most conventional laboratory stressors cannot be flexibly adapted to elicit either a mainly autonomic or an additional endocrine stress response. Being a promising alternative approach, a new version of the isometric handgrip test enriched by a social-evaluative component was evaluated in the present study...
October 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051700/adolescent-sex-differences-in-response-to-a-mindfulness-intervention-a-call-for-research
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Karen Bluth, Patricia N E Roberson, Susan S Girdler
Research on mindfulness interventions with adolescents has burgeoned over the last ten years, and findings have demonstrated increases in overall emotional wellbeing post-intervention. However, little is known about the differences between males and females in response to mindfulness interventions in this age group. In the present study we examine sex differences in outcomes of physiological stress markers during the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) and emotional wellbeing measures before and after a mindfulness intervention (N = 15) with 10 female and 5 male adolescents...
July 2017: Journal of Child and Family Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037088/physical-fitness-and-prior-physical-activity-are-both-associated-with-less-cortisol-secretion-during-psychosocial-stress
#15
Carly J Wood, Angela Clow, Frank Hucklebridge, Robin Law, Nina Smyth
BACKGROUND: Evidence linking fitness and decreased psychosocial stress comes from studies of athletes and typically relies upon self-report measures. Furthermore, there is little evidence regarding the impact of physical activity (PA) prior to a stressor. The aims of this study were to determine whether fitness and prior PA influence cortisol concentrations during psychosocial stress. METHODS: Seventy-five non-athletic participants took part in a submaximal walk prior to the Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G)...
October 16, 2017: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019103/tip-of-the-tongue-states-increase-under-evaluative-observation
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Lori E James, Christopher J Schmank, Nichol Castro, Tony W Buchanan
We tested the frequent assumption that the difficulty of word retrieval increases when a speaker is being observed and evaluated. We modified the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) so that participants believed that its evaluative observation components continued throughout the duration of a subsequent word retrieval task, and measured participants' reported tip of the tongue (TOT) states. Participants in this TSST condition experienced more TOTs than participants in a comparable, placebo TSST condition in which there was no suggestion of evaluative observation...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946704/emergence-of-nasal-carriage-of-st80-and-st152-pvl-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-livestock-in-algeria
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Amir Agabou, Zouleikha Ouchenane, Christelle Ngba Essebe, Salim Khemissi, Mohamed Tedj Eddine Chehboub, Ilyes Bey Chehboub, Albert Sotto, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Jean-Philippe Lavigne
The spread of toxinogenic Staphylococcus aureus is a public health problem in Africa. The objectives of the study were to investigate the rate of S. aureus nasal carriage and molecular characteristics of these strains in livestock and humans in three Algerian provinces. Nasal samples were collected from camels, horses, cattle, sheep and monkeys, as well as humans in contact with them. S. aureus isolates were genotyped using DNA microarray. The rate of S. aureus nasal carriage varied between species: camels (53%), humans and monkeys (50%), sheep (44...
September 25, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919553/social-evaluative-threat-with-verbal-performance-feedback-alters-neuroendocrine-response-to-stress
#18
Jenny M Phan, Ekaterina Schneider, Jeremy Peres, Olga Miocevic, Vanessa Meyer, Elizabeth A Shirtcliff
Laboratory stress tasks such as the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) have provided a key piece to the puzzle for how psychosocial stress impacts the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, other stress-responsive biomarkers, and ultimately wellbeing. These tasks are thought to work through biopsychosocial processes, specifically social evaluative threat and the uncontrollability heighten situational demands. The present study integrated an experimental modification to the design of the TSST to probe whether additional social evaluative threat, via negative verbal feedback about speech performance, can further alter stress reactivity in 63 men and women...
September 20, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869541/spread-of-tst-positive-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-belonging-to-st30-clone-among-patients-and-healthcare-workers-in-two-intensive-care-units
#19
Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, Eleanna Drougka, Fotini Fligou, Vasiliki Dodou, Fevronia Kolonitsiou, Kriton S Filos, Evangelos D Anastassiou, Efthimia Petinaki, Markos Marangos, Iris Spiliopoulou
Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of infections. Toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST-1) and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) are associated with severe clinical syndromes. S. aureus colonizing isolates recovered from healthcare workers and patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital comprising Group A were compared with those from adult non-ICU carriers (Group B). mecA, lukS/lukF-PV (Panton-Valentine leukocidin, PVL), and tst (toxic shock syndrome toxin) gene carriage was detected by PCR...
September 4, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860242/complete-genome-sequence-of-systemically-disseminated-sequence-type-8-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec-type-ivl-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#20
Junzo Hisatsune, Hideharu Hagiya, Sumiko Shiota, Motoyuki Sugai
Staphylococcus aureus JH4899, a community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) isolate collected from a patient with systematically disseminated infection, is classified as sequence type 8 and carries the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IVl (SCCmecIVl). It produces TSST-1, SEC, a newly discovered enterotoxin (SE1), and epidermal cell differentiation inhibitor A (EDIN-A). Here, we present the complete genome sequence of the chromosome and a plasmid harboring the se1 and ednA genes...
August 31, 2017: Genome Announcements
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