Depression in men may lower chances for pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Women having trouble getting pregnant sometimes try yoga, meditation or mindfulness, and some research suggests that psychological stress may affect infertility. But what about men: Does their mental state affect a couple's ability to conceive? The latest research on this subject was published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility and suggests that a link between mental health […]Related:CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation’ of women and babiesMore men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): On behalf of EMA
Conclusions: These data imply that a decrease in SPARC expression is correlated with dedifferentiation of BTC cells resulting in enhanced EMT being possibly mediated by TGF- β. Thereby SPARC levels might be a marker for individual prognosis of a patient, and strategies aiming at inhibition of SPARC downregulation might have potential for new future therapies.Eur Surg Res 2019;60:1 –12
Purpose To assess the quality of the relationship between V˙O2peak estimated from patient outcomes on the 6-min walk test (6MWT) and the V˙O2peak calculated from patient outcomes on the University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (UNCCRI) treadmill protocol. Methods Cancer survivors (N = 187) completed the UNCCRI treadmill protocol and a 6MWT 1 wk apart in randomized order to obtain V˙O2peak. Values from the UNCCRI treadmill protocol were compared against four common 6MWT V˙O2peak prediction equations. Results All four 6MWT prediction equations significantly (P
By 2030, there will be 9 million adults over age 65 in California — up from 6 million now — according to an estimate by the state’s department of finance. Buta new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that California ’s public mental health workforce is poorly prepared to address their mental health needs and provide treatment for substance abuse.The report ’s publication coincides with a meeting this week in San Diego of the California Behavioral Planning Council, which will discuss the workforce problem and a five-year workforce education and training plan. But...
CONCLUSIONS: Although interactions between illness-related stressors and caregiver attributes appear to determine caregiver-distress, subjective perceptions and other attributes of caregivers may have a greater impact on distress. Therefore, interventions to reduce caregiver-distress should place equal, if not more emphasis on caregiver-related factors which influence distress. PMID: 30638102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The study confirmed the reliability and validity of the Swedish versions of PDSS and PDSS-SR. Both versions were highly sensitive to the effects of two PD-focused treatments and can be used both in clinical and research settings. However, further investigation of the factor structures of both the PDSS and PDSS-SR is warranted. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01606592. PMID: 30636466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Extensive dysfunction over the right hemisphere and bilateral prefrontal dysfunction may be involved in the pathophysiology of depression. PMID: 30636465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Does the type and method of anesthesia administration used in breast cancer surgery impact recurrence-free survival?Anesthesiology
Authors: Zhang S, Chen L, Zhou Z, Fan W, Liu S Abstract BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of puerarin on vascular endothelial function and inflammatory factors in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP). MATERIAL AND METHODS To evaluate the effects of angina pectoris, the differences of scores of the Seattle angina questionnaire (SAQ), vascular endothelial function [endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), nitric oxide (NO) and endothelin 1 (ET-1)], and inflammatory factors [tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-α), hypersensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), ...