Kathleen M. Berg

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Using data from a 30-day diary study with 239 adults (81 young, 81 middle-aged, and 77 older adults), this study examined whether a specific ratio between positive and negative affect distinguished individuals with different mental health status and especially flourishing from non-flourishing individuals. In addition, the study addressed whether there were(More)
TH17 cells and their associated signature cytokines, IL-17 and IL-22, are highly elevated in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSjS). The levels of IL-22 present in sera showed significant correlations with many disease parameters, specifically hyposalivation, anti-SSB, anti-SSA/SSB, hypergammaglobulinemia and rheumatoid factor. The present study aims to examine(More)
The objective was to estimate the duration of the effects of aerobic exercise on mood. Healthy men (n = 13) and women (n = 35) ages 18 to 25 years (M = 20.2, SD = 3.4) were randomly assigned to either a control or exercise group. Participants completed the Profile of Mood States before, after, and at 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, and 24 hours following either exercise at(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of oral health to systemic health and quality of life (QOL) is gaining attention. Although several studies have examined generic (general) QOL in Sjögren syndrome (SS), little information exists on the effect of oral health on QOL and relationships among self-reported oral health, systemic health and objective clinical measures of(More)
OBJECTIVES The accuracy and diagnostic benefits of the labial salivary gland (LSG) biopsy for Sjögren's syndrome (SS) have received mixed reviews. This study was conducted to assess (1) the inter-rater agreement among 5 pathologists, and (2) the relationship between biopsy findings and clinical disease parameters. STUDY DESIGN Three oral pathologists (OP)(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the levels of sRAGE in primary Sjögren’s syndrome (SS), and to assess whether there is an association between sRAGE levels and disease characteristics. Thirteen patients were randomly selected from three subgroups: primary SS, (n = 6), secondary Sjögren’s, (n = 4), and ANA(+) but lacking criteria for further disease(More)
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