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...
Conclusions: Decreased mental status, seizure activity, papilledema, number of involved sinuses, as well as sodium level and platelet count are the most important factors in predicting deterioration after CVT. This group may represent a subset of patients in whom early endovascular therapy may be considered.Intervent Neurol 2018;7:297 –307
Conclusion: Our case report underlines the importance of active endoscopic surveillance of the remaining colon and rectum in patients with diverting stomas and inflammatory bowel disease in order to detect stenosis. If endoscopic control is not possible due to obliteration, surgical therapy must be discussed due to the risk of developing cancer.Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018;12:143 –146
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Conclusions: This study is the first nationwide study presenting an increase in incidence of EP-NEC patients from 196 to 260 cases annually in the Netherlands. We found the best 5 year relative survival to be for EP-NEC patients with local disease located in the bladder, where the worst 5 year relative survival was found in the oesophagus.
Karine A. Al Feghali, Rami A. Ballout, Assem M. Khamis, Elie A. Akl, Fady B. Geara
Mayra A. Carrillo, Anjie Zhen, Scott G. Kitchen
PROSTATE cancer symptoms can be hard to spot, especially in the early stages. As it progresses, signs of the disease can begin to show, and if the cancer grows outside of the prostate, and other symptoms can develop, including three related to sex.
CONCLUSIONS Our results suggest that gastric cancer cells induce the transition of pericytes to CAFs by exosomes-mediated BMP transfer and PI3K/AKT and MEK/ERK pathway activation, and suggest that pericytes may be an important source of CAFs. PMID: 29668670 [PubMed - in process]
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