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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623762/cortisol-stress-response-in-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-panic-disorder-and-major-depressive-disorder-patients
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Susann Wichmann, Clemens Kirschbaum, Carsten Böhme, Katja Petrowski
BACKGROUND: Previous research has focussed extensively on the distinction of HPA-axis functioning between patient groups and healthy volunteers, with relatively little emphasis on a direct comparison of patient groups. The current study's aim was to analyse differences in the cortisol stress response as a function of primary diagnosis of panic disorder (PD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: A total of n=30 PD (mean age±SD: 36...
June 10, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612123/the-influence-of-vitamin-c-on-the-interaction-between-acute-mental-stress-and-endothelial-function
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Meghan D Plotnick, Katrina A D'Urzo, Brendon J Gurd, Kyra E Pyke
PURPOSE: To determine whether orally administered vitamin C attenuates expected mental stress-induced reductions in brachial artery endothelial function as measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD). METHODS: Fifteen men (21 ± 2 years) were given 1000 mg of vitamin C or placebo over two visits in a randomized, double-blinded, within-subject design. Acute mental stress was induced using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). Saliva samples for cortisol determination and FMD measures were obtained at baseline, pre-TSST, and 30 and 90-min post-TSST...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601751/error-consciousness-predicts-physiological-response-to-an-acute-psychosocial-stressor-in-men
#3
Jianhui Wu, Xiaofang Sun, Li Wang, Liang Zhang, Guillén Fernández, Zhuxi Yao
There are substantial individual differences in the response towards acute stressor. The aim of the current study was to examine how the neural activity after an error response during a non-stressful state, prospectively predicts the magnitude of physiological stress response (e.g., cortisol response and heart rate) and negative affect elicited by a laboratory stress induction procedure in nonclinical participants. Thirty-seven healthy young male adults came to the laboratory for the baseline neurocognitive measurement on the first day during which they performed a Go/Nogo task with their electroencephalogram recorded...
June 4, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599212/dose-related-effects-of-delta-9-thc-on-emotional-responses-to-acute-psychosocial-stress
#4
Emma Childs, Joseph A Lutz, Harriet de Wit
OBJECTIVES: Cannabis smokers often report that they use the drug to relax or to relieve emotional stress. However, few clinical studies have shown evidence of the stress-relieving effects of cannabis or cannabinoid agonists. In this study, we sought to assess the influence of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a main active ingredient of cannabis, upon emotional responses to an acute psychosocial stressor among healthy young adults. METHODS: Healthy volunteers (N=42) participated in two experimental sessions, one with psychosocial stress (Trier Social Stress Test, TSST) and another with a non-stressful task, after receiving 0 (N=13), 7...
May 30, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584408/early-life-stress-effects-on-the-regulation-of-anxiety-expression-in-children-and-adolescents
#5
Amanda R Burkholder, Kalsea J Koss, Camelia E Hostinar, Anna E Johnson, Megan R Gunnar
This study examined children's (N = 79; 9-10 years) and adolescents' (N = 82; 15-16 years) ability to regulate their emotion expressions of anxiety as they completed a modified version of the Trier Social Stress Test for Children (TSST-C). Approximately half in each age group were internationally adopted from institutional care (N = 79) and half were non-adopted, age-matched peers (N = 82). Institutional care was viewed as a form of early life stress. Coders who were reliable and blind to group status watched videos of the session to assess anxiety expressions using the Child and Adolescent Stress and Emotion Scale developed for this study...
November 2016: Social Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573887/relations-between-plasma-oxytocin-depressive-symptoms-and-coping-strategies-in-response-to-a-stressor-the-impact-of-social-support
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Opal A McInnis, Robyn J McQuaid, Kimberly Matheson, Hymie Anisman
BACKGROUND: Social support can serve as a protective factor against the negative impacts of stressors and may thereby promote well-being. As well, exogenous administration of oxytocin has been tied to diminished stress responses and might also enhance the effects of social support. METHODS/RESULTS: In the current study, conducted among female undergraduate students (N = 67), higher depressive symptoms were related to lower endorsements of problem-focused coping in response to a psychosocial stressor comprising the Trier Social Stress test (TSST)...
June 2, 2017: Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561911/biofilm-formation-and-virulence-factor-analysis-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-collected-from-ovine-mastitis
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Elisa Azara, Carla Longheu, Giovanna Sanna, Sebastiana Tola
AIMS: To perform a phenotypic and genotypic characterization of 258 S. aureus isolates from clinical ovine mastitis and used for the preparation of inactivated autogenous vaccines. METHODS AND RESULTS: The potential for biofilm production was determined by phenotypic test of Congo Red Agar (CRA) and by PCR for the detection of icaA/D genes. Isolates were also screened by PCR for the presence of enterotoxins (sea, seb, sec, sed and see), toxic shock syndrome toxin (tsst), leukotoxins (lukD-E, lukM and lukPV83), haemolysins (hly-β and hly-γ), autolysin (atlA) genes and encoding microbial surface components recognized adhesive matrix molecules (MSCRAMMs: clfA, clfB, fnbA, fnbB, bbp, cna, eno, fib, epbs, sdrC, sdrD and SdrE)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549268/modulation-of-hpa-axis-response-to-social-stress-in-schizophrenia-by-childhood-trauma
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Claudia Lange, Christian G Huber, Daniela Fröhlich, Stefan Borgwardt, Undine E Lang, Marc Walter
HPA axis functioning plays an important role in the etiology of schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). However, only few studies have examined HPA axis responsivity to psychosocial stress in SSD, and results are heterogeneous. Furthermore, childhood trauma is known to influence psychopathology and treatment outcome in SSD, but studies on the influence of childhood trauma on stress related HPA axis activity are missing. The purpose of this study was to investigate cortisol response to a psychosocial stress challenge in SSD patients, and to examine its association with severity of childhood trauma...
May 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525337/molecular-characterization-and-detection-of-enterotoxins-methicillin-resistance-genes-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-staphylococcus-aureus-from-fish-and-ground-beef
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S Arslan, F Özdemir
A total of 120 samples including 40 freshwaterfish(Oncorhynchus mykiss), 40 seawater fish (Sparus aurata) and 40 ground beef samples were examined for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus. The isolates were identified using biochemical tests and a PCR for the species-specific fragment (Sa442) and thermonuclease gene (nucA). The presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes (sea, seb, sec, sed and see), toxin genes (eta, etb, tsst), methicillin resistance gene (mecA) and some phenotypic virulence factors was also tested...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511046/effects-of-stress-on-women-s-preference-for-male-facial-masculinity-and-their-endocrine-correlates
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Beate Ditzen, Simona Palm-Fischbacher, Lara Gossweiler, Livia Stucky, Ulrike Ehlert
Women's preferences for masculinity in men's faces seem to vary across the menstrual cycle and are assumed to be strongest around ovulation. A number of hormones have been proposed to underlie these subtle cyclic shifts. Furthermore, mating preferences are context-dependent, and stress has been found to alter mate choice, both in animals and humans. Currently, the effects of stress on women's preference for masculinity remain unknown. To examine the hormonal basis and the impact of stress on facial masculinity preference, we tested for within-subject changes in 52 healthy young women who underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) and the placebo-TSST in randomized order in the late follicular and mid-luteal phases of their menstrual cycle...
May 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504093/genetic-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-nasal-samples-of-healthy-ewes-in-tunisia-high-prevalence-of-cc130-and-cc522-lineages
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Meriam Ben Said, Mohamed Salah Abbassi, Paula Gómez, Laura Ruiz-Ripa, Senda Sghaier, Oussama El Fekih, Abdennaceur Hassen, Carmen Torres
Staphylococcus aureus is a versatile bacterium, which can infect or colonize a variety of host species. The objective of this study was to characterize S. aureus isolates recovered from nasal swabs of 167 healthy ewes sampled from 12 farms in different areas of Tunisia during the period of 2014-2015. Genetic lineages, virulence factors and antibiotic resistance mechanisms were determined for recovered isolates. S. aureus was detected in 45 out of 167 tested samples (26.9%). All isolates were methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) and the majority of them were susceptible to tested antibiotics with few exceptions (% of resistance): penicillin (8...
April 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495558/acute-psychosocial-stress-and-everyday-moral-decision-making-in-young-healthy-men-the-impact-of-cortisol
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Nina Singer, Monika Sommer, Katrin Döhnel, Sandra Zänkert, Stefan Wüst, Brigitte M Kudielka
In everyday life, moral decisions must frequently be made under acute stress. Although there is increasing evidence that both stress and cortisol affect moral judgment and behavior as well as decision-making in various domains unrelated to morality, surprisingly few attempts have been made to explore the effects of stress on everyday moral decision-making. Therefore, in the present study, we exposed 50 young healthy men to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) or its non-stressful placebo version (PTSST). We investigated the impact of acute stress exposure and stress-related cortisol levels on decision-making, decision certainty, and emotions in 28 everyday moral conflict situations with altruistic versus egoistic response alternatives...
May 19, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486178/sex-differences-in-salivary-cortisol-reactivity-to-the-trier-social-stress-test-tsst-a-meta-analysis
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Jenny J W Liu, Natalie Ein, Katlyn Peck, Vivian Huang, Jens C Pruessner, Kristin Vickers
Some, but not all studies using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) have demonstrated evidence in support of sex differences in salivary cortisol. The aim of the current meta-analysis is to examine sex differences in salivary cortisol following exposure to the TSST. We further explored the effects of modifications to the TSST protocol and procedural variations as potential moderators. We searched articles published from January, 1993 to February, 2016 in MedLine, PsychINFO, and ProQuest Theses and Dissertations...
April 24, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483238/inverse-relationship-between-toxic-shock-syndrome-toxin-1-antibodies-and-interferon-%C3%AE-and-interleukin-6-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-patients-with-pediatric-tonsillitis-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus
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Yinshuang Chen, Yanmei Huang, Bingshao Liang, Hui Dong, Shuwen Yao, Yongqiang Xie, Yan Long, Huamin Zhong, Yiyu Yang, Bing Zhu, Sitang Gong, Zhenwen Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric tonsillitis is frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus, which is the most common pathogen that causes serious pyogenic infections in humans and endangers human health. S. aureus produces numerous potent virulence factors that play a critical role in the pathogenesis of the infection caused by this bacterium, and one of the most important toxins produced by S. aureus is toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1). The aim of this study is to investigate the first time the levels of IFN-γ and interleukin IL-6 in TSST-1-stimulated PBMCs from pediatric tonsillitis patients and the correlation of these cytokine levels with TSST-1-specific IgG in serum...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445888/differential-effects-of-inflammatory-and-psychosocial-stress-on-mood-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-and-inflammation-in-remitted-depression
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Peter Niemegeers, Peter De Boer, Glenn J H Dumont, Filip Van Den Eede, Erik Fransen, Stephan J Claes, Manuel Morrens, Bernard G C Sabbe
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly recurrent. This may be due to increased stress sensitivity after remission. Both inflammatory and psychosocial stressors are implicated in the pathogenesis of MDD, but the additive or differential effect is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a single-blind placebo-controlled study to investigate the effects of inflammatory stress (i.e., typhoid vaccination), psychosocial stress (i.e., Trier Social Stress Test [TSST]), or a combination of both in women (25-45 years old) with (partially) remitted recurrent MDD (n = 21) and healthy female controls (n = 18)...
2016: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439150/effect-of-pet-dogs-on-children-s-perceived-stress-and-cortisol-stress-response
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Darlene A Kertes, Jingwen Liu, Nathan J Hall, Natalie A Hadad, Clive D L Wynne, Samarth S Bhatt
The present study tested whether pet dogs have stress-buffering effects for children during a validated laboratory-based protocol, the Trier Social Stress Test for Children (TSST-C). Participants were 101 children aged 7-12 years with their primary caregivers and pet dogs. Children were randomly assigned in the TSST-C to a pet present condition or one of two comparison conditions: parent present or no support figure present. Baseline, response, and recovery indices of perceived stress and cortisol levels were computed based on children's self-reported feelings of stress and salivary cortisol...
May 2017: Social Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432314/the-effect-of-acute-social-stress-on-the-recognition-of-facial-expression-of-emotions
#17
Camille Daudelin-Peltier, Hélène Forget, Caroline Blais, Andréa Deschênes, Daniel Fiset
This study investigates the effect of acute social stress on the recognition of facial expression of emotions in healthy young men. Participants underwent both a standardized psychosocial laboratory stressor (TSST-G) and a control condition. Then, they performed a homemade version of the facial expressions megamix. All six basic emotions were included in the task. First, our results show a systematic increase in the intensity threshold for disgust following stress, meaning that the participants' performance with this emotion was impaired...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409124/hospital-dissemination-of-tst-1-positive-clonal-complex-5-cc5-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#18
Min Wang, Yi Zheng, Jose R Mediavilla, Liang Chen, Barry N Kreiswirth, Yajun Song, Ruifu Yang, Hong Du
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is one of the most prevalent clinical pathogens isolated from hospital settings, and has increasingly identified in community settings. In China, the SCCmecIII-ST239 strains are disseminated in different geographic regions, accounting for >75% of all MRSA isolates in some national studies. Here we characterized 150 non-duplicate MRSA isolates collected from February 2012 to May 2013 in a tertiary hospital in Suzhou, Eastern China, to explore the molecular epidemiology...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377196/emotion-socialization-as-a-predictor-of-physiological-and-psychological-responses-to-stress
#19
Jinhong Guo, Sylvie Mrug, David C Knight
Reactivity patterns to acute stress are important indicators of physical and mental health. However, the relationships between emotion socialization and stress responses are not well understood. This study aimed to examine whether parental responses to negative emotions predicted physiological and psychological responses to acute stress in late adolescence and emerging adulthood, and whether these relationships varied by gender and ethnicity. Participants were 973 individuals (mean age=19.20years; 50% male; 63% African American, 34% European American) who reported on parental emotion socialization...
June 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367302/the-frequency-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-endocervix-of-infertile-women-in-northwest-iran
#20
Mohammad Taghi Akhi, Aylin Esmailkhani, Javid Sadeghi, Behrooz Niknafs, Laya Farzadi, Aydin Akhi, Elmira Najafi Nasab
BACKGROUND: Infertility is one of the major social issues. Due to the asymptomatic cervical infection associated with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), the majority of patients remain undiagnosed. The present study intended to assess the frequency of S. aureus isolated from infertile women's endocervix in northwest Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a descriptive cross sectional study, specimens were randomly collected during vagina examination using a sterile speculum and swabbing...
April 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
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