Landmark Study Links Hormonal Birth Control And Depression

This study suggests it is possible hormonal contraception can be associated with risk for depression, so one needs to consider the risk.” For doctors, this means having a longer discussion with women about the potential side effects of the medication, which may include changes in mood that are both positive and negative, says Glezer. Doctors should also be prepared to follow up a new birth control prescription with another appointment sooner than they normally would ― especially for younger women and first-time users ― to see how the medication is affecting them, and if any changes are needed. “If it were a mild [mood] change in the negative direction, I’d talk about potential ways to treat that change — maybe a brief course of supportive psychotherapy, exercise, or other lifestyle changes that would help with mood,” Glezer said. “If it doesn’t improve after three to six months, then it might mean that she needs a change in formulation of the hormones or an alternate form of contraception.” Glezer also pointed out that hormonal birth control helps women avoid unplanned pregnancy, which itself is linked to a host of other risks, including a heightened risk of postpartum depression.  Women shouldn’t dismiss their own observations about changes in mood and behavior as “it’s all in your head,” Monk concluded. “We are in the era of personalized medicine ― the right treatment, at the right time...
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ConclusionsTreatment with warfarin or aspirin both lead to similar outcomes after surgical bAVR. Combining aspirin with warfarin may lead to a small decrease in thromboembolism and mortality but is accompanied by increased bleeding. For TAVR patients, aspirin is equivalent to DAPT for reducing thromboembolism and mortality, with a possible decrease in bleeding.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Hideki Tsubota, Genichi Sakaguchi, Yoshio Arai, Jun Iida, Akira Marui
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Masaya Tamura, Isao Matsumoto, Yusuke Tanaka, Daisuke Saito, Shuhei Yoshida, Seiichi Kakegawa, Tomoyasu Kumano, Yosuke Shimizu, Hiroyasu Tamamura, Tsuyoshi Takanaka, Hirofumi TakemuraAbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to compare outcomes of primary treatment with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) versus sublobar resection (SLR) for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients with medical comorbidities.MethodsConsecutive patients who underwent SBRT (n=106) or SLR (wedge resection: n=100 a...
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ConclusionsHPV prevalence in the oral mucosa of the assessed FA patients was higher than reported in the general population. Additional studies with collection of sequential samples are needed to know the natural history of the presence of multiple HPV types in these individuals and its association with the development of tumors, to evaluate the implementation of preventive measures, such as vaccination, and to guide early treatment.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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ConclusionsWe report a case of a 67-year-old man with hypothalamic hypopituitarism secondary to a suprasellar metastasis from a primary small cell lung cancer, and we review ten cases of hypothalamic hypopituitarism due to metastases, including our patient. Recognizing hypopituitarism can be challenging, especially in the elderly, whose symptoms such as lethargy and visual decline may be mistaken for the natural aging process. In patients with established metastatic conditions, the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to malignancy or to the side effects of therapy. When a patient is suspected of having hypopituitarism, a ho...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): Donatella Feretti, Roberta Pedrazzani, Elisabetta Ceretti, Mario Dal Grande, Ilaria Zerbini, Gaia Claudia Viviana Viola, Umberto Gelatti, Francesco Donato, Claudia ZaniAbstractAir pollution has well-known harmful effects on human beings, causing both acute and chronic diseases. Some data suggest that genetic damage occurring early in life may influence the risk of having cancer and other chronic diseases in adulthood. Therefore, there is a growing interest in studying the genotoxic activit...
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ConclusionRadium-223 is a valuable therapeutic alternative in the treatment of patients with mCRPC in early stages of the disease, with a good safety profile. Its benefits extend to the bone environment.ResumenContextoEliminar las metástasis óseas, restaurar/preservar la morfología ósea y prevenir/retrasar los eventos óseos constituyen un objetivo fundamental en el manejo del cáncer de próstata resistente a la castración metastásico (CPRCm). Radio-223 es la primera terapia alfa-dirigida con acción sobre el hueso que aumenta la supervivencia en estos paci...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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