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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926484/alcohol-and-drug-use-before-and-during-the-first-year-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, Frédéric St-Onge, Marie-Claude Blackburn, Andrée Banville, Andrée-Anne Paradis-Giroux, Marie-Christine Ouellet
OBJECTIVES: To compare individuals with mild and moderate/severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) on alcohol and drug use and substance use disorders before and in the first year post-TBI; to explore sociodemographic and injury-related variables associated with substance use disorders. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 225 adults hospitalized in a level I trauma center after TBI. DESIGN: Observational cohort study with retrospective (pre-TBI) and prospective (4, 8, and 12 months post-TBI) assessments...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923026/dementia-and-cognitive-disorder-identified-at-a-forensic-psychiatric-examination-a-study-from-sweden
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Anette Ekström, Marianne Kristiansson, Karin Sparring Björkstén
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed the relationship between dementia and crime. We conducted a study of persons who got a primary or secondary diagnosis of dementia or cognitive disorder in a forensic psychiatric examination. METHODS: In Sweden, annually about 500 forensic psychiatric examinations are carried out. All cases from 2008 to 2010 with the diagnoses dementia or cognitive disorder were selected from the database of the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine...
September 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922428/diminished-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-net-formation-is-a-novel-innate-immune-deficiency-induced-by-acute-ethanol-exposure-in-polymicrobial-sepsis-which-can-be-rescued-by-cxcl1
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Liliang Jin, Sanjay Batra, Samithamby Jeyaseelan
Polymicrobial sepsis is the result of an exaggerated host immune response to bacterial pathogens. Animal models and human studies demonstrate that acute alcohol intoxication is a key risk factor for sepsis-induced mortality. Multiple chemokines, such as CXCL1, CXCL2 and CXCL5 are critical for neutrophil recruitment and proper function of neutrophils. However, it is not quite clear the mechanisms by which acute alcohol suppresses immune responses and whether alcohol-induced immunosuppression can be rescued by chemokines...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918344/accesses-for-alcohol-intoxication-to-the-emergency-department-and-the-risk-of-re-hospitalization-an-observational-retrospective-study
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Maurizio Baldassarre, Fabio Caputo, Raimondo Maria Pavarin, Matteo Massimo Bossi, Maria Elena Bonavita, Paolo Caraceni, Alice Grignaschi, Mimosa Balloni, Mario Cavazza, Mauro Bernardi, Marco Domenicali
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are a frequent cause of admission to emergency departments (EDs) for acute alcohol intoxication (AAI). Patients with AUD present a higher risk of readmission to EDs for AAI than the general population, however, the distinction between sporadic AAI and AAI in the context of AUD in the ED setting is difficult. AIMS: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of patients admitted to EDs because of AAI and to identify factors associated with repeated admissions in order to develop a risk stratification system for patients with AUD based on objective data that can be easily applied in an ED setting...
September 1, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915823/patients-with-acute-poisoning-presenting-to-an-urban-emergency-department-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-tanzania
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Ghaniya S Mbarouk, Hendry R Sawe, Juma A Mfinanga, John Stein, Shankar Levin, Victor Mwafongo, Michael S Runyon, Teri A Reynolds, Kent R Olson
BACKGROUND: Poisoning is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting patients of all age groups. Poisoned patients often present to the emergency department (ED) and prompt evaluation and appropriate management are imperative to ensure optimal outcomes. Unfortunately, little is known about the specific presentations of poisoned patients in East Africa. We describe the clinical and epidemiological features of patients presenting to the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) ED with suspected toxicological syndromes...
September 16, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915131/body-mass-index-and-saltwater-drowning
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Roger W Byard
Comparison of body mass index (BMI) was undertaken between 30 cases of salt water drowning and 30 age- and sex-matched controls randomly selected from the autopsy files of Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia, during the period 2000 to 2017. The age range of drowning cases and controls was 18 to 80 (average, 49) years, with a male to female ratio of 19:11. The BMIs of the drowning cases ranged from 15.5 to 37.5 (average, 25.4; median, 23). The control cases had higher BMIs ranging from 22.9 to 44.3 (average, 29...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898082/meroterpenoids-from-a-medicinal-fungus-antrodia-cinnamomea
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Mei-Chuan Chen, Ting-Yu Cho, Yueh-Hsiung Kuo, Tzong-Huei Lee
Antrodia cinnamomea, a medicinal fungus indigenous to Taiwan, has been shown to exhibit a broad spectrum of bioactivities for the treatments of alcoholic intoxication, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue, and a number of active principles have been identified. Among the bioactive entities, clinical trials of antroquinonol and 4-acetyl antroquinonol B are being carried out for curing cancer, hypercholesterolemia, and hyperlipidemia. The total synthesis of antroquinonol has been achieved; however, investigating the structure-activity relationship of this class of compounds remained difficult due to the lack of available analogues...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893455/-enjoying-the-kick-locating-pleasure-within-the-drug-consumption-room
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Tristan Duncan, Cameron Duff, Bernadette Sebar, Jessica Lee
BACKGROUND: Harm reduction policy and praxis has long struggled to accommodate the pleasures of alcohol and other drug use. Whilst scholars have consistently highlighted this struggle, how pleasure might come to practically inform the design and delivery of harm reduction policies and programs remains less clear. The present paper seeks to move beyond conceptual critiques of harm reduction's 'pleasure oversight' to more focused empirical analysis of how flows of pleasure emerge, circulate and, importantly, may be reoriented in the course of harm reduction practice...
September 8, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886402/identification-and-initial-management-of-intoxication-by-alcohol-and-other-drugs-in-the-pediatric-emergency-room
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REVIEW
Thiago Gatti Pianca, Anne Orgle Sordi, Thiago Casarin Hartmann, Lisiavon Diemen
OBJECTIVE: To review the screening, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of intoxication by alcohol and other drugs in children and adolescents in the emergency scenario. DATA SOURCE: This was a narrative literature review. DATA SUMMARY: The detection of this problem in the emergency room can be a challenge, especially when its assessment is not standardized. The intentional and episodic use of large amounts of psychoactive substances by adolescents is a usual occurrence, and unintentional intoxication is more common in children younger than 12 years...
September 5, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885953/expanding-the-understanding-of-risk-behavior-associated-with-homelessness-among-veterans
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Taylor Harris, Sara Kintzle, Suzanne Wenzel, Carl Andrew Castro
INTRODUCTION: To advance large-scale efforts to end veteran homelessness, an understanding of factors that contribute to housing insecurity is necessary. Common risk behaviors (e.g., substance use and risky sexual practices) are associated with lengthier experiences of homelessness among the general homeless population, but less understood among homeless veterans. Additionally, whether emerging risk behaviors among veterans (e.g., sensation seeking and aggression) are associated with lengthy homeless experiences is unknown...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882281/the-state-of-the-residential-fire-fatality-problem-in-sweden-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-event-typologies
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Anders Jonsson, Carl Bonander, Finn Nilson, Fredrik Huss
INTRODUCTION: Residential fires represent the largest category of fatal fires in Sweden. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology of fatal residential fires in Sweden and to identify clusters of events. METHOD: Data was collected from a database that combines information on fatal fires with data from forensic examinations and the Swedish Cause of Death-register. Mortality rates were calculated for different strata using population statistics and rescue service turnout reports...
September 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870854/opposite-effects-of-binge-drinking-on-consciously-vs-subliminally-induced-cognitive-conflicts
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Ann-Kathrin Stock, Nicole Wolff, Christian Beste
Binge-drinking is very prevalent and potentially harmful, yet very little is known about the specificity of its effects on behavior and the underlying neurophysiologic mechanisms. While it is generally accepted that alcohol impairs top-down cognitive control and conflict monitoring, it has remained unclear whether this also applies to subliminally triggered conflicts, as alcohol may not impair automated processes to the same extent. To investigate this, we used a within-subjects design in a sample of n = 22 healthy young male subjects who performed a complex response conflict paradigm while an EEG was recorded...
September 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868804/prevalence-and-socioeconomic-characteristics-of-alcohol-disorders-among-men-and-women-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
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Lena M C Andersson, Akwasi Twum-Antwi, Carin Staland-Nyman, Dalena Rm van Rooyen
There is growing concern about alcohol problems in low- and middle-income countries. More research is required, particularly among the younger generation. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of alcohol disorders and associated socioeconomic characteristics among young men and women living in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. This was a cross-sectional population-based study of 977 participants (52% male and 48% female) aged 18-40, the majority of whom lived in low-income areas. Data collection was carried out in 2012 by trained fieldworkers...
September 4, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868159/the-effects-of-residential-dual-diagnosis-treatment-on-alcohol-abuse
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Stephen J Schoenthaler, Kenneth Blum, Lyle Fried, Marlene Oscar-Berman, John Giordano, Edward J Modestino, Rajendra Badgaiyan
This multi-center study of dual diagnosis (DD) programs involved 804 residential patients with co-occurring alcohol and mental health disorders. The Addiction Severity Index was administered at admission and at one, six, and 12 months after discharge. Repeated measures analysis showed the intoxication rate per month stabilized between months six and 12 with 68% still in remission and an 88% mean reduction from baseline (F = 519, p < .005). A comparison between patients with and without weekly relapse produced significant differences in hospitalization (odds ratio 11...
July 2017: Journal of Systems and Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858719/liposome-supported-enzymatic-peritoneal-dialysis
#15
Anna Pratsinis, Stefanie Zuercher, Vincent Forster, Eric J Fischer, Paola Luciani, Jean-Christophe Leroux
Compared to hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis represents a more straightforward and less invasive alternative, though current solutions are not as effective. Herein, the feasibility of liposome-supported enzymatic peritoneal dialysis (LSEPD) is explored to increase the functionality of peritoneal dialysis for the model indication acute alcohol poisoning. Enzyme-loaded liposomes (E-Liposomes) containing alcohol metabolizing enzymes, alcohol oxidase and catalase, are developed and their in vitro and in vivo performances investigated...
August 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846940/perception-of-intoxication-in-a-field-study-of-the-night-time-economy-blood-alcohol-concentration-patron-characteristics-and-event-level-predictors
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Christine E Kaestle, Nicolas Droste, Amy Peacock, Raimondo Bruno, Peter Miller
OBJECTIVE: Determine the relationship of subjective intoxication to blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and examine whether patron and event-level characteristics modify the relationship of BAC to subjective intoxication. METHODS: An in-situ systematic random sample of alcohol consumers attending night-time entertainment districts between 10pm and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights in five Australian cities completed a brief interview (n=4628). Participants reported age, sex, and pre-drinking, energy drink, tobacco, illicit stimulant and other illicit drug use that night, and their subjective intoxication and BAC were assessed...
August 18, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845841/caffeinated-energy-drink-consumption-among-adolescents-and-potential-health-consequences-associated-with-their-use-a-significant-public-health-hazard
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Vincenzo De Sanctis, Nada Soliman, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Salvatore Di Maio, Mohamed El Kholy, Bernadette Fiscina
Caffeinated energy drinks (EDs) are increasingly popular among adolescents despite growing evidence of their negative health effects. The consumption of EDs has seen a substantial increase during the past few decades, especially in the Western and Asian countries. EDs contain high levels of caffeine, sugar, and novel ingredients, and are often marketed through youth-oriented media and venues. The known and unknown pharmacology of the constituents of EDs poses a risk of caffeine toxicity and other ill effects when consumed by young people...
August 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844504/unsuspected-critical-illness-among-emergency-department-patients-presenting-for-acute-alcohol-intoxication
#18
Lauren R Klein, Jon B Cole, Brian E Driver, Christopher Battista, Ryan Jelinek, Marc L Martel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Emergency department (ED) visits for acute alcohol intoxication are common, but this population is at risk for decompensation and occult critical illness. The purpose of this study is to describe the incidence and predictors of unsuspected critical illness among patients with acute alcohol intoxication. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of ED patients from 2011 to 2016 with acute alcohol intoxication. The study cohort included patients presenting for alcohol intoxication, whose initial assessment was uncomplicated alcohol intoxication without any other active acute medical or traumatic complaints...
August 23, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843731/ethanol-induced-autonomic-responses-and-risk-taking-increase-in-young-adults-with-a-positive-family-history-of-alcohol-problems
#19
Florencia Caneto, Ricardo Marcos Pautassi, Angelina Pilatti
The mechanisms that underlie the greater prevalence of alcohol use disorders in individuals with a positive family history (FH+) of alcohol abuse are still under investigation. These subjects may exhibit differential sensitivity to alcohol's effects on psychomotor stimulation and impulsivity. Alcohol-induced psychomotor stimulation, measured as the heart rate (HR) response, is a proxy for the positive rewarding effects of the drug. We analyzed alcohol-induced effects on time perception (Time Production Task), risk taking (Balloon Analogue Risk Task [BART]), and HR in FH+ and FH- participants...
August 16, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843425/does-being-drunk-or-high-cause-hiv-sexual-risk-behavior-a-systematic-review-of-drug-administration-studies
#20
REVIEW
Meredith S Berry, Matthew W Johnson
HIV sexual risk behavior is broadly associated with substance use. Yet critical questions remain regarding the potential causal link between substance use (e.g., intoxication) and HIV sexual risk behavior. The present systematic review was designed to examine and synthesize the existing literature regarding the effects of substance administration on HIV sexual risk behavior. Randomized controlled experiments investigating substance administration and HIV sexual risk behavior (e.g., likelihood of condom use in a casual sex scenario) were included...
August 23, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
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