Medical News Today: Is a tickle in the chest serious?

A tickle in the chest has many possible causes. Colds and seasonal allergies are often behind this symptom, but it can also result from conditions such as anxiety, acid reflux, and arrhythmia. In this article, learn about the range of causes and how to tell if a tickle in the chest is serious enough to need treatment.
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Authors: Krajewski W, Halska U, Poletajew S, Piszczek R, Bieżyński B, Matyjasek M, Tukiendorf A, Menzel F, Mazur M, Rymaszewska J, Zdrojowy R Abstract The standard of care in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer consists of transurethral tumor resection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURB) on the patients' self-reported depression, anxiety, sexual satisfaction, and erectile dysfunction. Psychological condition of 252 male patients who underwent TURB was prospectively evaluated. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), simplified Internation...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Grzywnowicz M, Majsiak E, Gaweł J, Miśkiewicz K, Doniec Z, Kurzawa R Abstract Despite being clinically largely irrelevant, antibodies against cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCD) are an important issue in the in vitro diagnostics, as they may produce false positive or falsely elevated results of the immunoglobulin E class (asIgE) in relation to the actually present level of asIgE. The present chapter demonstrates an effective resolution of this diagnostic issue by the use of a CCD inhibitor in in vitro tests. A synthetic CCD inhibitor, Polycheck® CCD inhibitor, was used in the laboratory di...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Noh D Abstract The effects of a resilience enhancement programme on resilience, depression, anxiety, and problem drinking among female runaway youths living in shelters were evaluated. Participants were 32 youths (16 experimental and 16 control participants), assessed at pre-test, post-test, and one-month follow-up. The programme incorporated five protective factors associated with resilience: self-esteem, self-regulation, relational skills, problem-solving skills, and goal-setting skills. There were significant group-by-time interaction effects for resilience, anxiety, and problem drinking at one-month fo...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
ConclusionsSignificant suspicion should be raised that life saving drugs such as heparin and bivalirudin could join forces with concurrent medication acting as antigens and induce fulminant and fatal stent thrombosis as a manifestation of Kounis syndrome
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2018Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Charis Lengen, Christian Timm, Thomas KistemannAbstractThe ability to remember, recognize and reconstruct places is a key component of episodic autobiographical memory. In this respect, place forms an essential basis for the unfolding of experiences in memory and imagination. The autobiographical memory is seen to contribute to a sense of self and place identity.The aim of this study was to concertedly analyze paintings, autobiographical narrations and places of birth and life of clients under treatment at a psychiatric clini...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
We examined how resting RSA and RSA withdrawal to stress predicted NSSI among young adults, and whether adaptive emotion regulation strategies moderated this effect. We examined this relation in a sample of 70 young adults (Mage = 19.25, SDage = 0.92, 94% female), 35 with a recent history of NSSI and 35 who had never engaged in NSSI. Participants completed a baseline questionnaire and lab visit where physiological responses to a social stressor were collected. Results indicated that resting RSA did not predict recent NSSI engagement. However, greater RSA withdrawal to social stress significantly predicted recent NS...
Source: International Journal of Psychophysiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study used readily available electronic health record data to highlight comorbidities that are more common among obese pediatric patients in academic family medicine practice, thus providing information that could potentially facilitate more timely screening and intervention.
Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionThese results provide evidence that VNS can promote generalization of extinction to other stimuli associated with a specific fear experience. Furthermore, non-contingent VNS appears to reduce anxiety. The ability to generalize extinction and reduce anxiety makes VNS a potential candidate for use as an adjunctive strategy to improve the efficacy and tolerability of exposure-based therapies.
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Pain in the acute setting after amputation is complex with multiple types of pain experienced, including somatic and neuropathic. No studies have measured multiple pain control modalities while using self-management techniques for acute amputation pain. Desensitization could provide a means of pain control for somatic and neuropathic pain. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacious use and effects of tactile desensitization in managing acute postoperative pain after lower limb amputation. DESIGN: This was a pre-experimental repeated measure study. METHODS: Pain description, i...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract The purpose of this article was to report on the nurse liaison role developed at a 400-bed community hospital in response to a previously published best practice project on the effect of family visitation in the PACU on family member anxiety. The evidence resulted in the development of the nurse liaison role, which changed nursing practice and involved each area of perioperative services as we embarked on family-centered care (FCC). The nurse liaison program has served as a model for other hospital departments as well as area hospitals. Guidelines for implementation of the program, which included FCC, are...
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research
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