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Psychological stress and cardiovascular disease.
  • J. Dimsdale
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • 1 April 2008
There is an enormous amount of literature on psychological stress and cardiovascular disease. This report reviews conceptual issues in defining stress and then explores the ramifications of stress inExpand
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Objective cancer-related variables are not associated with depressive symptoms in women treated for early-stage breast cancer.
PURPOSE Women with breast cancer are thought to be vulnerable to depression for reasons associated with impact of diagnosis, treatment, and metabolic/endocrine changes. While the literature showsExpand
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Fatigue, sleep, and circadian rhythms prior to chemotherapy for breast cancer
GoalsPrevious investigations have shown that women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer experience both disturbed sleep and fatigue. However, most of the previous research examined women eitherExpand
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The association between fatigue and inflammatory marker levels in cancer patients: A quantitative review
Increased cytokine and neopterin levels may be responsible for cancer-related fatigue, the most common complaint among cancer patients. We quantitatively reviewed empirical findings on this topic,Expand
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Effects of stress on heart rate complexity—A comparison between short-term and chronic stress
This study examined chronic and short-term stress effects on heart rate variability (HRV), comparing time, frequency and phase domain (complexity) measures in 50 healthy adults. The hassles frequencyExpand
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Effects of sympathetic activation by adrenergic infusions on hemostasis in vivo
Abstract: Overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) has been related to increased cardiovascular morbidity. Historical reports suggest hastening of blood coagulation following intravenousExpand
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Pre‐treatment symptom cluster in breast cancer patients is associated with worse sleep, fatigue and depression during chemotherapy
Objective: The concept of symptom clusters is relatively new in cancer patients' symptom management. This study, which spanned four cycles of chemotherapy, combined three commonly seen pre‐treatmentExpand
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The relative importance of specific risk factors for insomnia in women treated for early‐stage breast cancer
Background: Many individual risk factors for insomnia have been identified for women with a history of breast cancer. We assessed the relative importance of a wide range of risk factors for insomniaExpand
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The Effect of Psychosocial Stress on Sleep: A Review of Polysomnographic Evidence
This systematic review examines the effect of diverse psychosocial stressors on polysomnographic measures of sleep. Sixty-three articles were located and categorized in terms of the types ofExpand
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Somatic symptom disorder: an important change in DSM.
This paper describes the rationale for the new diagnosis of somatic symptom disorder (SSD) within DSM5. SSD represents a consolidation of a number of previously listed diagnoses. It deemphasizes theExpand
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