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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677398/does-stress-increase-risk-of-breast-cancer-a-15-year-prospective-study
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Phyllis Butow, Melanie Price, Joseph Coll, Katherine Tucker, Bettina Meiser, Roger Milne, Judith Wilson, Louise Heiniger, Brandi Baylock, Tracey Bullen, Prue Weideman, Kelly-Anne Phillips
OBJECTIVE: The possible impact of stress on cancer incidence remains controversial. We prospectively evaluated associations between life event stressors, social support, personality characteristics (optimism, anger control, anti-emotionality) and risk of developing primary breast cancer (BCa), in women at increased familial risk of BCa. METHODS: A prospective cohort, repeated measures design was employed. Recruitment was through the Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial breast cancer (kConFab), which collects genetic, epidemiological and clinical data from Australasian families with multiple BCa cases...
April 20, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677027/surgery-complications-and-quality-of-life-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-exploring-the-role-of-psychosocial-factors
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Stephanie Archer, Anna Pinto, Sabine Vuik, Colin Bicknell, Omar Faiz, Ben Byrne, Maximilian Johnston, Petros Skapinakis, Thanos Athanasiou, Charles Vincent, Ara Darzi
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether psychosocial factors moderate the relationship between surgical complications and quality of life (QoL). BACKGROUND: Patients who experience surgical complications have significantly worse postoperative QoL than patients with an uncomplicated recovery. Psychosocial factors, such as coping style and level of social support influence how people deal with stressful events, but it is unclear whether they affect QoL following a surgical complication...
April 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673620/effects-of-opioid-and-non-opioid-analgesics-on-responses-to-psychosocial-stress-in-humans
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Anya K Bershad, Melissa A Miller, Greg J Norman, Harriet de Wit
Both preclinical and clinical evidence suggests that the endogenous opioid system is involved in responses to stress. For example, in animal models opioid agonists reduce isolation distress whereas opioid antagonists increase isolation distress. We recently reported that the mixed mu agonist and kappa antagonist buprenorphine dampened responses to acute psychosocial stress in humans. Now we extend this to study the effects of a pure mu-opioid agonist, hydromorphone, and a non-opioid analgesic, acetaminophen, on response to social stress...
April 16, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669966/effect-of-the-national-stress-check-program-on-mental-health-among-workers-in-japan-a-1-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kotaro Imamura, Yumi Asai, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Akihito Shimazu, Akiomi Inoue, Hisanori Hiro, Yuko Odagiri, Toru Yoshikawa, Etsuko Yoshikawa, Norito Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective cohort study evaluated the impact of the Stress Check Program, a recently introduced national policy and program aimed at reducing psychological distress among Japanese workers. METHODS: A baseline survey was conducted from November 2015 to February 2016, the period when Japan began enforcing the Stress Check Program. A one-year follow-up survey was conducted in December 2016. In the follow-up survey, two exposure variables were collected: having taken the annual stress survey, and experiencing an improvement in the psychosocial work environment...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669433/investigation-on-aetiological-factors-in-patients-with-hyperhidrosis
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Ayşe Akbaş, Fadime Kilinç
BACKGROUND: Hyperhidrosis is a condition where the amount of sweat released to skin surface increases due to the over-active eccrine sweat glands. Hyperhidrosis causes considerable psychosocial distress in affected people. It affects the quality of life and leads to social anxiety disorders. AIMS: No study has been conducted in our country to investigate the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory data of patients with hyperhidrosis. In this study, we aimed to retrospectively investigate the clinical and demographic characteristics, causes of sweating and laboratory findings in patients treated for hyperhidrosis at our outpatient clinic and to compare these data with the literature data...
April 18, 2018: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668020/adolescent-sexual-health-and-education-where-does-the-pediatrician-s-responsibility-fall
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Rachel S Dawson
Adolescence is a stressful time with a considerable amount of change, not only physically, with all the changes expected throughout puberty, but also emotionally, spiritually, and psychosocially. Teens are learning how to build and sustain relationships, learning boundaries in all areas of their lives, experimenting, as well as setting values that will sustain them throughout their lives. Home, school, various social settings, and places of worship all contribute to where adolescents learn what their values are, what they want their values to be, and how they start to make choices about their personal beliefs, which may not always align with their family values...
April 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667849/defensive-coping-facilitated-a-smaller-cortisol-to-estradiol-ratio-and-a-higher-hypertension-risk-the-sabpa-study
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Leoné Malan, Andrea de Kock, Mark Hamer, Marike Cockeran, Nicolaas Theodor Malan
OBJECTIVES: Taxing psychosocial stress and defensive coping have been associated with hypoactivity in cortisol, a vasoconstrictive agent. Estradiol has vasodilatory properties with cardio- and neuroprotective effects. It can however also induce α1 -adrenergic vasoconstrictive responsiveness. We aimed to determine whether the cortisol-to-estradiol ratio (Cort:E2) may augment α1 -adrenergic responsiveness and hypertension risk when habitually using defensive coping. METHODS: African (n = 168) and Caucasian (n = 207) men and women (46 ± 9 years) were included...
April 18, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667698/chronic-stress-social-isolation-and-perceived-loneliness-in-dementia-caregivers
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Mariya Kovaleva, Sydney Spangler, Carolyn Clevenger, Kenneth Hepburn
Caregivers of individuals with dementia are at risk for chronic stress and social isolation. These exogenous factors may lead to perceived stress and perceived loneliness-psychosocial endogenous (subjective) elements of caregiving experience. Chronic stress and perceived loneliness may disrupt neuroendocrine and neuroimmunological regulation, creating low-grade systemic inflammation, promoting proinflammatory gene expression, and expediting cellular aging (endogenous physiological factors). These disturbances may enhance caregivers' risk for chronic conditions of inflammatory pathogenesis...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667694/a-grounded-theory-investigation-into-sophomore-students-recall-of-depression-during-their-freshman-year-in-college-a-pilot-study
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Julie M Brandy, Theresa A Kessler, Christina H Grabarek
Using a grounded theory approach, the current descriptive qualitative design was conducted with sophomore students to understand the meaning participants gave their freshman experiences with depression. Twelve participants were recruited using scripted class announcements across campus. After informed consent, interviews began with the question: What was the experience of your freshman year in college? All interviews were completed with the primary investigator and transcribed verbatim. Interviews were analyzed using constant comparative methodology...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666573/psychosocial-stress-and-immunity-what-can-we-learn-from-pig-studies
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Ulrike Gimsa, Margret Tuchscherer, Ellen Kanitz
Psychosocial stress may impair immune functions and provoke the development of pathologies. The underlying communication between the brain and the immune system is being studied predominantly in rodents. However, pigs offer several advantages as preclinical models for humans because pigs are more similar to humans than rodents in many anatomical and physiological characteristics. Unlike in rodents, the main stress-induced glucocorticoid in humans and pigs is cortisol with a similar circadian rhythm. In this study, we summarize data on short-term and long-term effects of social stress in pigs for their immunity and neuroendocrine regulation with consequences for their health and well-being...
2018: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665250/a-genome-wide-association-study-of-coping-behaviors-suggests-fbxo45-is-associated-with-emotional-expression
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Chisato Shimanoe, Tsuyoshi Hachiya, Megumi Hara, Yuichiro Nishida, Keitaro Tanaka, Yoichi Sutoh, Atsushi Shimizu, Asahi Hishida, Sayo Kawai, Rieko Okada, Takashi Tamura, Keitaro Matsuo, Hidemi Ito, Etsuko Ozaki, Daisuke Matsui, Rie Ibusuki, Ippei Shimoshikiryo, Naoyuki Takashima, Aya Kadota, Kokichi Arisawa, Hirokazu Uemura, Sadao Suzuki, Miki Watanabe, Kiyonori Kuriki, Kaori Endoh, Haruo Mikami, Yohko Nakamura, Yukihide Momozawa, Michiaki Kubo, Masahiro Nakatochi, Mariko Naito, Kenji Wakai
Individuals use coping behaviors to deal with unpleasant daily events. Such behaviors can moderate or mediate the pathway between psychosocial stress and health-related outcomes. However, few studies have examined the associations between coping behaviors and genetic variants. We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on coping behaviors in 13,088 participants aged 35-69 years as part of the Japan Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cohort Study. Five coping behaviors (emotional expression, emotional support seeking, positive reappraisal, problem solving, and disengagement) were measured and analyzed...
April 17, 2018: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665073/suicidal-ideation-in-lung-transplant-recipients-a-case-series
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Lauren Z Rynar, Mekhala S Merchant, Daniel F Dilling
BACKGROUND: Suicidality, a term referring to suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts, has been understudied in lung transplant recipients, despite the well-documented period of high-stress following transplantation. Understanding the full clinical picture of psychiatric morbidity before and after lung transplant is vital to supporting survival. METHODS: Suicidality among lung transplant recipients was examined through case studies of five lung transplant recipients at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662202/stimulation-of-entorhinal-cortex-dentate-gyrus-circuitry-is-antidepressive
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Sanghee Yun, Ryan P Reynolds, Iraklis Petrof, Alicia White, Phillip D Rivera, Amir Segev, Adam D Gibson, Maiko Suarez, Matthew J DeSalle, Naoki Ito, Shibani Mukherjee, Devon R Richardson, Catherine E Kang, Rebecca C Ahrens-Nicklas, Ivan Soler, Dane M Chetkovich, Saïd Kourrich, Douglas A Coulter, Amelia J Eisch
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is considered a 'circuitopathy', and brain stimulation therapies hold promise for ameliorating MDD symptoms, including hippocampal dysfunction. It is unknown whether stimulation of upstream hippocampal circuitry, such as the entorhinal cortex (Ent), is antidepressive, although Ent stimulation improves learning and memory in mice and humans. Here we show that molecular targeting (Ent-specific knockdown of a psychosocial stress-induced protein) and chemogenetic stimulation of Ent neurons induce antidepressive-like effects in mice...
April 16, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660975/synergistic-effects-of-psychosocial-stress-and-mild-peripheral-infection-on-inducing-microglial-activation-in-the-hippocampal-dentate-gyrus-and-long-lasting-deficits-in-hippocampus-related-memory
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Wen-Yu Tzeng, Chien-Chou Su, Li-Han Sun, Chianfang G. Cherng, Lung Yu
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatment and stress may cause immune activation in the brain, an event which has been thought to play a role in mediating stress-induced cognitive dysfunction. However, the enduring impact of psychosocial stress on brain immune activation or cognitive deficits has not been well investigated. Likewise, it remains unexplored whether there exist synergistic effects of psychosocial stress and a weak systemic LPS treatment on brain immune activation and/or cognitive function. In this work, a 10-day social defeat regimen was used to model psychosocial stress and the number and density of ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba1)-stained microglia was used to reveal brain immune activation in male Balb/C mice...
April 17, 2018: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658763/the-birth-experiences-questionnaire-a-brief-measure-assessing-psychosocial-dimensions-of-childbirth
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Darby Saxbe, Katelyn Taline Horton, Ann Bryna Tsai
Childbirth is an important life event that has been understudied by psychologists. Parents may find birth to be stressful, painful, and frightening, or feel supported and calm. Birth experiences can be shaped both by preexisting psychological vulnerabilities and by medical events that occur during childbirth. The birth experience may influence both parent and child well-being, helping to shape the health of the new family. This paper introduces the Birth Experiences Questionnaire (BEQ), a brief 10-item measure designed to assess stress, fear, and partner support during birth...
March 2018: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652947/-predictors-of-remission-from-major-depressive-disorder-in-secondary-care
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Lilian Salvo, Sandra Saldivia, Carlos Parra, Manuel Cifuentes, Claudio Bustos, Paola Acevedo, Marcela Díaz, Mitza Ormazabal, Ivonne Guerra, Nicol Navarrete, Verónica Bravo, Andrea Castro
Background The knowledge of predictive factors in depression should help to deal with the disease. Aim To assess potential predictors of remission of major depressive disorders (MDD) in secondary care and to propose a predictive model. Material and Methods A 12 month follow-up study was conducted in a sample of 112 outpatients at three psychiatric care centers of Chile, with baseline and quarterly assessments. Demographic, psychosocial, clinical and treatment factors as potential predictors, were assessed. A clinical interview with the checklist of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, the Hamilton Depression Scale and the List of Threatening Experiences and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support were applied...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650748/exploring-the-prenatal-experience-of-women-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities-in-a-southeastern-ontario-family-health-team
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Elaine Xie, Meg Gemmill
OBJECTIVE: To identify psychosocial challenges facing pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) using retrospective, routinely collected electronic medical record data. DESIGN: A retrospective qualitative study using narratives and supporting documents found in the electronic medical record of an academic family health team (FHT). SETTING: Academic FHT in southeastern Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: A sample of 10 women with a diagnosis of IDD, rostered to physicians at the academic FHT, who delivered a child between January 2010 and June 2015 (14 pregnancies)...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650294/increased-methylation-at-an-unexplored-glucocorticoid-responsive-element-within-exon-1-d-of-nr3c1-gene-is-related-to-anxious-depressive-disorders-and-decreased-hippocampal-connectivity
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Helena Palma-Gudiel, Aldo Córdova-Palomera, Cristian Tornador, Carles Falcón, Núria Bargalló, Gustavo Deco, Lourdes Fañanás
Among the major psychiatric disorders, anxious-depressive disorders stand out as one of the more prevalent and more frequently associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis abnormalities. Methylation at the exon 1F of the glucocorticoid receptor gene NR3C1 has been associated with both early stress exposure and risk for developing a psychiatric disorder; however, other NR3C1 promoter regions have been underexplored. Exon 1D emerges as a suggestive new target in stress-related disorders epigenetically sensitive to early adversity...
April 9, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650140/quality-of-life-after-radical-cystectomy
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REVIEW
Mark D Tyson, Daniel A Barocas
Approximately 1 in 5 new cases of clinically localized bladder cancer is muscle invasive and requires the patient to choose from 1 of 2 prevailing options for treatment: radical cystectomy or radiation to the bladder. However, these treatments are associated with detrimental effects on patient well-being and quality of life, particularly with respect to functional independence, urinary and sexual function, social and emotional health, body image, and psychosocial stress. Compared with the literature on other malignancies like breast or prostate cancer, high-quality studies evaluating the effects of bladder cancer treatment on quality of life are lacking...
May 2018: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649167/assessment-of-indoor-air-quality-problems-in-office-like-environments-role-of-occupational-health-services
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REVIEW
Paolo Carrer, Peder Wolkoff
There is an increasing concern about indoor air quality (IAQ) and its impact on health, comfort, and work-performance in office-like environments and their workers, which account for most of the labor force. The Scientific Committee on Indoor Air Quality and Health of the ICOH (Int. Comm. Occup. Health) has discussed the assessment and management of IAQ problems and proposed a stepwise approach to be conducted by a multidisciplinary team. It is recommended to integrate the building assessment, inspection by walk-through of the office workplace, questionnaire survey, and environmental measurements, in that order...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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