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Female sex hormones have been related to nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage in healthy individuals; however, whether nasal staphylococcal carriage varies by menstrual cycle phase remains unknown.We sampled anterior nares of female healthcare workers twice per week for 6 consecutive menstrual cycles. We used mixed-effects Poisson regression models to(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the association of premenstrual serum total cholesterol level (TC) with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). METHOD The premenstrual serum cholesterol levels of 34 patients with PMDD and 20 normal controls were measured, and the rates ofhypercholesterolemia in the 2 groups were compared. RESULTS The mean of the premenstrual(More)
Patients treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs commonly gain excess weight. Because obesity is associated with considerable morbidity and decreased life expectancy, treatment of weight gain in these patients is critical. Topiramate, a fairly new anticonvulsant, promotes bodyweight loss in healthy obese subjects, patients with bipolar disorder, and(More)
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