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Use of bilateral mastectomy increased significantly throughout California from 1998 through 2011 and was not associated with lower mortality than that achieved with breast-conserving surgery plus radiation.
September 2014, Vol 312, No. 9 > < Previous ArticleNext Article > Original Investigation | September 3, 2014 Use of and Mortality After Bilateral Mastectomy Compared With Other Surgical Treatments for Breast Cancer in California, 1998-2011 FREE Allison W. Kurian, MD, MSc1,2; Daphne Y. Lichtensztajn, MD, MPH3; Theresa H. M. Keegan, PhD2,3; David O. Nelson, PhD2,3; Christina A. Clarke, PhD2,3; Scarlett L. Gomez, PhD2,3 [+] Author Affiliations JAMA. 2014;312(9):902-914. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10707. Text Size: A A A Article Figures Tables Supplemental Content References ABSTRACT ABSTRACT | INTRODUCTION | METHODS | RESULTS | DISCUSSION | CONCLUSIONS |ARTICLE INFORMATION | REFERENCES Importance Bilateral mastectomy is increasingly used to treat unilateral breast cancer. Because it may have medical and psychosocial complications, a better understanding of its use and … Continue reading
This is a really exciting integrative paper on the (clinically and heuristically relevant) hot topic du jour: Inflammation. I came across it when I was researching Tourette’s syndrome and inflammation – am seeing increasing numbers of patients without a good explanation for their symptom exacerbation, with respiratory disease and low Vitamin D levels. Mitochondrion. 2013 Aug 24. pii: S1567-7249(13)00239-0. doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2013.08.006. [Epub ahead of print] Metabolic features of the cell danger response. Naviaux RK. Author information Abstract The cell danger response (CDR) is the evolutionarily … Continue reading
Meta-Analyses: Exercise’s Psychological & Physical Effects on Health, Disorders, & Quality of Life. Another gem from Dr. Ken Pope’s web site.
J Nutr Health Aging. 2012;16(9):754-8. doi: 10.1007/s12603-012-0077-1. Tea drinking and cognitive function in oldest-old Chinese. Feng L, Li J, Ng TP, Lee TS, Kua EH, Zeng Y. Source Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract OBJECTIVE: We examined the longitudinal association between tea drinking frequency and cognitive function in a large sample of oldest-old Chinese. DESIGN: population-based longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: The Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS). PARTICIPANTS: 7139 participants aged 80 to 115 (mean age 91.4 years) who provided complete … Continue reading
Phytother Res. 2013 Jul 6. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5025. [Epub ahead of print] Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Sanmukhani J, Satodia V, Trivedi J, Patel T, Tiwari D, Panchal B, Goel A, Tripathi CB. Source Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. Abstract Curcumin, an active ingredient of Curcuma longa Linn (Zingiberaceae), has shown potential antidepressant-like activity in animal studies. The objectives of this trial were to compare the efficacy and safety of curcumin with fluoxetine in … Continue reading
Piperine and curcumin exhibit synergism in attenuating D-galactose induced senescence in rats. Banji D, Banji OJ, Dasaroju S, Annamalai AR. Source Department of Pharmacology, Nalanda College of Pharmacy, Charlapally, Nalgonda 508001, A.P., India. email@example.com Abstract Aging is associated with progressive decline in mental abilities and functional capacities. Postmitotic tissues are most vulnerable to alteration due to oxidative damage leading to behavioral and biochemical changes. We hypothesized that the anatomical and functional facets of the brain could be protected with powerful antioxidants such as piperine and … Continue reading