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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434551/neuromuscular-fatigue-during-exercise-methodological-considerations-etiology-and-potential-role-in-chronic-fatigue
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REVIEW
Rosie Twomey, Saied Jalal Aboodarda, Renata Kruger, Susan Nicole Culos-Reed, John Temesi, Guillaume Y Millet
The term fatigue is used to describe a distressing and persistent symptom of physical and/or mental tiredness in certain clinical populations, with distinct but ultimately complex, multifactorial and heterogenous pathophysiology. Chronic fatigue impacts on quality of life, reduces the capacity to perform activities of daily living, and is typically measured using subjective self-report tools. Fatigue also refers to an acute reduction in the ability to produce maximal force or power due to exercise. The classical measurement of exercise-induced fatigue involves neuromuscular assessments before and after a fatiguing task...
April 20, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434043/early-whole-brain-radiotherapy-in-primary-cns-lymphoma-negative-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-the-randomized-g-pcnsl-sg1-trial
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Ulrich Herrlinger, Niklas Schäfer, Rolf Fimmers, Frank Griesinger, Michael Rauch, Heinz Kirchen, Patrick Roth, Martin Glas, Michael Bamberg, Peter Martus, Eckhard Thiel, Agnieszka Korfel, Michael Weller
PURPOSE: In the randomized G-PCNSL-SG-1 trial, the addition of whole brain radiotherapy (45 Gy) to high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX)-based chemotherapy (early WBRT arm) did not prolong overall survival (OS) as compared to HD-MTX-based chemotherapy alone (no early WBRT arm) in primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) patients. To determine whether WBRT might lead to quality of life (QoL)-relevant late neurotoxicity, this trial prospectively monitored QoL. METHODS: QoL measurements were performed using the EORTC-QLQ-C30 and BN20 questionnaires and combined with repeated Mini Mental State Examinations (MMSE)...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432781/cognitive-functioning-and-emotion-processing-in-breast-cancer-survivors-and-controls-an-erp-pilot-study
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Janine Wirkner, Mathias Weymar, Andreas Löw, Carmen Hamm, Anne-Marie Struck, Clemens Kirschbaum, Alfons O Hamm
Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is a very emotionally aversive and stressful life event, which can lead to impaired cognitive functioning and mental health. Breast cancer survivors responding with repressive emotion regulation strategies often show less adaptive coping and adverse outcomes. We investigated cognitive functioning and neural correlates of emotion processing using ERPs. Self-report measures of depression, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as hair cortisol as an index of chronic stress, were assessed...
April 22, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426778/apai-polymorphism-of-vitamin-d-receptor-affects-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Agnieszka Kempinska-Podhorodecka, Malgorzata Milkiewicz, Dariusz Jabłonski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Ewa Wunsch
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms of vitamin D receptor (VDR) contribute to the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune conditions. METHODS: We investigated the incidence of VDR polymorphisms (rs1544410-BsmI; rs7975232-ApaI; rs731236-TaqI) in a group of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC, n = 275) and in healthy controls (n = 376). Additionally, correlations of the VDR polymorphisms with clinical and biochemical factors of the disease were analysed. RESULTS: The genotype and allele distributions of these polymorphisms in PSC patients were similar to those observed in controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422805/a-randomized-pilot-study-comparing-ketamine-and-methohexital-anesthesia-for-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-patients-with-depression
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Shona L Ray-Griffith, Lou Ann Eads, Xiaotong Han, Kimberly Golden, Zachary N Stowe
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled pilot study examines the differences in response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as defined by an improvement of depressive symptoms between ketamine and methohexital as the primary anesthetic agent. Adverse effects and cognitive tolerability were also examined. METHODS: Subjects undergoing ECT for unipolar or bipolar depression were randomized to receive ketamine or methohexital as the anesthetic agent. Primary outcome measure includes the Hamilton rating scale for depression (17-item)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413704/diversity-in-mental-fatigue-and-social-profile-of-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis-in-two-different-northern-european-countries
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Liis Sabre, Elisabet Westerberg, Maarika Liik, Anna R Punga
Self-estimated health can be used for comparison of different diseases between countries. It is important to elaborate on whether disparities in self-estimated health are due to disease-specific parameters or socioeconomic differences. In this study, we aimed at evaluating clinical and social similarities and differences in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients between comparable regions in two Baltic Sea countries, Estonia and Sweden. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included southern counties in Sweden and Estonia of comparable size...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412950/prevalence-withdrawal-symptoms-and-associated-factors-of-khat-chewing-among-students-at-jimma-university-in-ethiopia
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Tilahun Abdeta, Daniel Tolessa, Kristina Adorjan, Mubarek Abera
BACKGROUND: Recently, khat chewing has become a common practice among high school, college, and university students. Regular khat chewing is thought to be a predisposing factor for different physical and mental health problems. It can lead to absenteeism from work and classes. In Ethiopia, to our knowledge no published study has investigated khat withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence, withdrawal symptoms, and associated factors of khat chewing among regular undergraduate students on the main campus of Jimma University in Ethiopia...
April 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412933/beyond-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-mental-health-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-undergoing-dialysis-and-their-caregivers
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Beatriz Dos Santos Pereira, Neimar da Silva Fernandes, Nayara Pires de Melo, Renata Abrita, Fabiane Rossi Dos Santos Grincenkov, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Patients with terminal chronic kidney disease (CKDT) requiring renal replacement therapies (RRT) undergo important changes in living habits and frequently need caregiving. These patients and their caregivers are risk groups for the development of physical and psychological symptoms. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, social support, and quality of life in patients with CKD and their caregivers. METHOD: This cross sectional study was conducted with 21 patients and their caregivers, from January to September 2015...
April 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411723/fatigue-of-chinese-railway-employees-and-its-influential-factors-structural-equation-modelling
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Liuxing Tsao, Jing Chang, Liang Ma
Fatigue is an identifiable and preventable cause of accidents in transport operations. Regarding the railway sector, incident logs and simulation studies show that employee fatigue leads to lack of alertness, impaired performance, and occurrence of incidents. China has one of the largest rail systems in the world, and Chinese railway employees work under high fatigue risks; therefore, it is important to assess their fatigue level and find the major factors leading to fatigue. We designed a questionnaire that uses Multidimensional Fatigue Instrument (MFI-20), NASA-TLX and subjective rating of work overtime feelings to assess employee fatigue...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410877/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-the-immune-system-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Fane Kojo Fosu Mensah, Amolak Singh Bansal, Brian Ford, Geraldine Cambridge
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterised by multiple symptoms including fatigue, headaches and cognitive impairment, which have a significantly adverse effect on the normal functioning and well-being of the individual. These symptoms are often triggered or worsened following physical or mental exertion. ME/CFS has long been thought of as having a significant immunological component, but reports describing changes in immune function are often inconsistent between study groups...
April 11, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404200/symptoms-and-patient-factors-associated-with-diagnostic-intervals-for-pancreatic-cancer-symptom-pancreatic-study-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Fiona M Walter, Katie Mills, Silvia C Mendonça, Gary A Abel, Bristi Basu, Nick Carroll, Sue Ballard, John Lancaster, William Hamilton, Greg P Rubin, Jon D Emery
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most common cancer in the UK; however, outcomes are poor, in part due to late diagnosis. We aimed to identify symptoms and other clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with pancreatic cancer diagnosis and diagnostic intervals. METHODS: We did this prospective cohort study at seven hospitals in two regions in England. We recruited participants aged 40 years or older who were referred for suspicion of pancreatic cancer...
December 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404069/patient-reported-outcomes-with-sofosbuvir-and-velpatasvir-with-or-without-ribavirin-for-hepatitis-c-virus-related-decompensated-cirrhosis-an-exploratory-analysis-from-the-randomised-open-label-astral-4-phase-3-trial
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Zobair M Younossi, Maria Stepanova, Michael Charlton, Michael P Curry, Jacqueline G O'Leary, Robert S Brown, Sharon Hunt
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment regimens with direct-acting antivirals have not been extensively studied in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. We assessed patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with decompensated cirrhosis given a fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir with and without ribavirin. METHODS: This study was an exploratory analysis of data collected in a randomised, open-label phase 3 trial (ASTRAL-4) in which patients with HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis were randomly assigned to an all-oral fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir (400 mg) and velpatasvir (100 mg) once daily for 12 weeks, sofosbuvir and velpatasvir plus oral ribavirin (weight-based 1000 mg or 1200 mg) for 12 weeks, or sofosbuvir and velpatasvir for 24 weeks...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400640/a-pilot-study-evaluating-therapeutic-response-of-different-dosage-of-oral-glucocorticoid-in-two-children-with-familial-glucocorticoid-deficiency-presenting-with-diffuse-mucocutaneous-hyperpigmentation
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Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Nilendu Sarma, Sambreeta Debbarma, Asok Kumar Mandal, Ashok Kumar Bala
INTRODUCTION: Familial glucocorticoid deficiency (FGD) is a rare autosomal recessive potentially life-threatening condition, characterized by glucocorticoid deficiency, preserved aldosterone/renin secretion, and secondary rise in plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone level. This occurs due to either mutation in adrenocorticotropic receptor (25%, FGD Type-1) or in the MC2 receptor accessory protein (15%-20%). However, in about 50% patients, no identifiable mutations have been identified. Clinically, it manifests with weakness, fatigue, weight loss, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypoglycemia, and hypothermia...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400244/the-interconnection-of-mental-fatigue-and-aging-an-eeg-study
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Stefan Arnau, Tina Möckel, Gerhard Rinkenauer, Edmund Wascher
Mental fatigue, a state of reduced alertness and decreased overall performance due to prolonged cognitive activity, is a major cause for a large number of accidents in traffic and industry. Against the background of an aging workforce, the investigation of the interconnection of mental fatigue and aging is of great practical relevance. In the present study, a group of younger and a group of older adults performed a cognitive task for 3h. The experimental design also comprised breaks with various durations. Beside behavioral data, the spectral properties of the ongoing EEG with respect to time on task and breaks were analyzed...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398157/effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-fatigue-in-two-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-presenting-with-chronic-fatigue-case-report-and-lessons-learned-from-a-failed-trial
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Els Tobback, Liesbeth Delesie, Ignace Hanoulle, Dirk Vogelaers, Dirk Pevernagie, An Mariman
INTRODUCTION: Patients referred to tertiary care for multidisciplinary investigation of unexplained chronic fatigue are not seldom diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). As standard treatment for OSA, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to decrease daytime sleepiness in OSA patients. However, the effect on fatigue as major complaint in chronic fatigue patients without excessive daytime sleepiness, is not fully understood nor explored. CASE REPORT: A prospective cross-over trial using effective and sham CPAP treatment periods in patients with unexplained chronic fatigue and OSA was interrupted because of poor recruitment and retainment due to complex design issues...
April 11, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397575/physical-and-psychological-morbidities-among-selected-antenatal-females-in-kegalle-district-of-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-study
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I N S Herath, A Balasuriya, S Sivayogan
While motherhood is often a positive and satisfying experience, for some women, it is linked with suffering and ill-health. A woman should be able to feel physically and mentally content during pregnancy. Discomforts in pregnancy may be considered as insignificant by the physician. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine physical and psychological morbidities among primigravid antenatal females in the Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. A sample of 1017 second and third trimester primigravid antenatal females selected by a two-stage probability proportional to size cluster sampling method, were assessed for physical and psychological problems...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394995/video-analysis-of-factors-associated-with-response-time-to-physiologic-monitor-alarms-in-a-children-s-hospital
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Christopher P Bonafide, A Russell Localio, John H Holmes, Vinay M Nadkarni, Shannon Stemler, Matthew MacMurchy, Miriam Zander, Kathryn E Roberts, Richard Lin, Ron Keren
Importance: Bedside monitor alarms alert nurses to life-threatening physiologic changes among patients, but the response times of nurses are slow. Objective: To identify factors associated with physiologic monitor alarm response time. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study used 551 hours of video-recorded care administered by 38 nurses to 100 children in a children's hospital medical unit between July 22, 2014, and November 11, 2015...
April 10, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393336/-using-the-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-to-improve-the-mental-health-of-women-with-breast-cancer
#18
Li-Hung Lee, Yu-Ping Lai, Cheng-I Yang
Previous studies have shown that patients with breast cancer may suffer from symptoms of psychological distress, such as: depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. Nurses are expected to offer physical and mental support to these patients. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is commonly used in psychiatry as well as in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. CBT is believed to reduce mental distress in patients by changing their negative cognitive schema. The present article discusses the mental problems of patients with breast cancer and introduces the effects of using CBT on patients with breast cancer...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388339/compassion-fatigue-and-mindfulness-comparing-mental-health-professionals-and-msw-student-interns
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Jodi L Constantine Brown, Jacqueline Ong, Jessica M Mathers, James T Decker
The relationship between compassion fatigue and mindfulness in mental health professionals compared to Master of Social Work (MSW) students is explored. A convenience sample of mental health professionals (n = 40) and MSW students (n = 111) completed the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire and Professional Quality of Life Scale. Results indicate a medium, negative correlation between compassion fatigue and mindfulness, with high levels of compassion fatigue associated with lower levels of mindfulness. There was no statistically significant difference between mental health workers and MSW students on the combined dependent variables...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386772/predictors-of-the-course-of-quality-of-life-during-therapy-in-women-with-primary-breast-cancer
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Achim Wöckel, L Schwentner, M Krockenberger, R Kreienberg, W Janni, M Wischnewsky, Kühn Thorsten, Flock Felix, Felberbaum Riccardo, M Blettner, S Singer
PURPOSE: Multimodal therapies affect the quality of life (QoL) of patients with primary breast cancer (PBC). The objectives of this prospective study were to explore the changes in QoL from diagnosis to conclusion of adjuvant therapy and to identify predictive factors of QoL. METHODS: Before surgery (t1), before onset of adjuvant treatment (t2) and after completion of adjuvant chemo- or radiotherapy (t3), patients with PBC (n = 759) completed the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Core Questionnaire, Charlson Comorbidity Index, Patient Health Questionnaire and Perceived Involvement in Care Scales...
April 6, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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