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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810965/the-benefits-and-risks-of-energy-drinks-in-young-adults-and-military-service-members
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Julianne Manchester, Inbal Eshel, Donald W Marion
INTRODUCTION: Energy drinks (EDs) have become an integral part of the young adult, athletic, and military culture. Many athletes are convinced that EDs enhance performance, and service members as well as college students frequently use EDs as stimulants to counter sleep deprivation, or to improve academic performance. However, concerns have been raised by some military leaders about potential adverse effects of EDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A needs assessment survey of a convenience sample of military health care providers was conducted and identified EDs as a top knowledge need for those providers working in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810069/homicide-rates-in-lithuania
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Sigitas Chmieliauskas, Sigitas Laima, Gerda Andriuskeviciute, Eleonora Jurolaic, Algimantas Jasulaitis
Homicide rate in Lithuania between 2004 and 2013 decreased and reached an average of 6.7 per 100,000 people in 2013. The data regarding forensic autopsies of intentional homicide victims were obtained from the State Forensic Medicine Service. Spearman's correlation test was used to assess trends in the homicide rates. A significant correlation was observed between homicide distribution and the following variables: Lithuania's gross domestic product (r = -0.85, p = 0.003), the number of alcohol intoxication cases of victims (r = 0...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806973/protective-effects-of-orange-citrus-sinensis-l-peel-aqueous-extract-and-hesperidin-on-oxidative-stress-and-peptic-ulcer-induced-by-alcohol-in-rat
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Slimen Selmi, Kais Rtibi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Massive alcohol drinking can lead to gastric ulcer. In the present study we investigated the gastroprotective effect of Citrus sinensis peel aqueous extract (CSPE) and Hesperidin (H) in ethanol (EtOH) induced oxidative stress and peptic ulcer in rats. METHODS: Seventy adult male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups of 10 each: control, EtOH (4 g/kg b.w.), EtOH + various doses of CSPE (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg, b.w.), EtOH + Hesperidin (50 mg/kg, p...
August 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803118/complex-interactions-between-the-subject-factors-of-biological-sex-and-prior-histories-of-binge-drinking-and-unpredictable-stress-influence-behavioral-sensitivity-to-alcohol-and-alcohol-intake
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Sema G Quadir, Eugenie Guzelian, Mason A Palmer, Douglas L Martin, Jennifer Kim, Karen K Szumlinski
Alcohol use disorders, affective disorders and their comorbidity are sexually dimorphic in humans. However, it is difficult to disentangle the interactions between subject factors influencing alcohol sensitivity in studies of humans. Herein, we combined murine models of unpredictable, chronic, mild stress (UCMS) and voluntary binge-drinking to examine for sex differences in the interactions between prior histories of excessive ethanol-drinking and stress upon ethanol-induced changes in motor behavior and subsequent drinking...
August 9, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792280/social-stressors-and-intoxicated-sex-among-an-online-sample-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-drawn-from-seven-countries
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Anna N Chard, Nicholas S Metheny, Patrick S Sullivan, Rob Stephenson
BACKGROUND: Rates of drug and alcohol use are higher among men who have sex with men (MSM) than the general adult male population, and are often associated with increased sexual risk-taking. OBJECTIVES: We aim to examine the prevalence of drunk or high sex and their associations with socio-demographic characteristics, gay social network size, and social stress among an online sample of MSM drawn from seven countries. METHODS: Sexually-active MSM aged over 18 residing in Australia, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, or the United States were recruited through Facebook for a quantitative survey (n = 2,403) in 2012...
August 9, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777678/early-initiation-of-substance-use-as-an-indicator-of-problematic-substance-use-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-ymsm
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Aleksandar Kecojevic, Corey H Basch, Stephen E Lankenau
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Much research has documented that young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are at higher risk for substance use-related problems. This study examined the age of substance use initiation and it's relationship to current substance use-related problems among substance-using YMSM. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 191 YMSM (aged 18 to 29) with recent histories of prescription drug misuse was conducted in Philadelphia in 2012-13...
August 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766523/-the-morphological-diagnostics-of-the-toxic-effects-of-the-smoking-blends-in-the-cases-of-fatal-intoxication-with-pyrrolidinovalerophenone
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P G Dzhuvalyakov, Yu V Zbrueva, S S Kabakova, D V Bogomolov, M R Bekeshov
The objective of the present study was the development of the morphological criteria for the diagnostics of fatal intoxication with the herbal smoking blends (spices) using the samples of the biological materials obtained from the victims of pyrrolidinovalerophenone poisoning. The samples were taken from 13 autopsied cadavers of 11 men and 2 women at the age from 26 to 39 years based at the Astrakhan Regional Bureau of Forensic Medical Expertise during the period from 21011 to 2015. The diagnosis of pyrrolidinvalerpphenon poisoning was verified to the letter...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766521/-the-experimental-and-postmortem-morphological-characteristic-of-the-chronic-action-of-alcohol-on-the-testicles
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V S Ulanov
The objective of the present study was to analyze the dynamics of the morphological changes that manifest themselves in the testicles of mature rats exposed to chronic alcohol intoxication over a period up to 6 months and to compare them with the analogous changes in the testicles of men who had had the long history of alcohol dependence and died with the pronounced symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The study has demonstrated the strong resemblance between the changes in the testes of men and animals including such as the dystrophic alteration of the spermatogenic epithelium, diffuse overgrowth of the connective tissue, well apparent signs of disturbed blood circulation, and suppression of spermatogenesis...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765080/activation-of-extrasynaptic-%C3%AE-gabaa-receptors-globally-or-within-the-posterior-vta-has-estrous-dependent-effects-on-consumption-of-alcohol-and-estrous-independent-effects-on-locomotion
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Laverne C Melón, Zachary T Nolan, Delphine Colar, Eileen M Moore, Stephen L Boehm
Recent reports support higher than expected rates of binge alcohol consumption among women and girls. Unfortunately, few studies have assessed the mechanisms underlying this pattern of intake in females. Studies in males suggest that alcohol concentrations relevant to the beginning stages of binge intoxication may selectively target tonic GABAergic inhibition mediated by GABAA receptor subtypes expressing the δ-subunit protein (δ-GABAAR). Indeed, administration of agonists that interact with these δ-GABAAR prior to alcohol access can abolish binge drinking behavior in male mice...
July 29, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757750/dialysis-catheter-related-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-patient-with-paraquat-intoxication
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Li-Keng Chao, Te-Chao Fang
A 30-year-old woman was sent to the emergency room after alcohol and paraquat ingestion. After three sessions of hemoperfusion via the indwelling double-lumen catheter, the patient could tolerate ambient air and her urine output was good. However, on the 10(th) day of hospitalization, she had a sudden onset of dyspnea and hypoxia. Pulmonary embolism was diagnosed by a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. The patient recovered after anticoagulation therapy. We could find no reports of dyspnea caused by pulmonary embolism in patients with paraquat intoxication...
October 2016: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755560/implicit-and-explicit-drinking-identity-predict-latent-classes-that-differ-on-the-basis-of-college-students-drinking-behaviors
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Jason J Ramirez, Anne M Fairlie, Cecilia C Olin, Kristen P Lindgren
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify distinct classes of college students on the basis of recent and past drinking behaviors and evaluate how implicit and explicit measures of drinking identity predict membership in these classes. METHODS: US undergraduate students (N=456) completed online implicit (Implicit Association Test) and explicit (self-report) measures of drinking identity and assessments of drinking behaviors, including past month drinking, at-risk drinking in the past year, and lifetime history of intoxication...
September 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754750/postoperative-gluteal-compartment-syndrome-following-microsurgical-free-flap-hand-reconstruction-the-importance-of-early-recognition-and-treatment
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Umran Sarwar, Jason Ting
Compartment syndrome, a surgical emergency, is caused by an increase in pressure within a closed osseofascial space, often due to trauma. This causes a decrease in tissue perfusion and ultimately tissue necrosis and multiorgan failure if not treated in a timely fashion. Gluteal compartment syndrome is a rare variant and often caused by a period of immobilisation secondary to intoxication with alcohol or drugs or during long operations, typically in the supine position. We report on a case of gluteal compartment syndrome developing in a patient postoperatively following a long microsurgical procedure to a hand, which has not been documented before...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753045/an-internet-based-survey-of-96-german-speaking-users-of-bath-salts-frequent-complications-risky-sexual-behavior-violence-and-delinquency
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Sabrina Schmoll, Katrin Romanek, Raphael Stich, Elias Bekka, Jochen Stenzel, Stefanie Geith, Florian Eyer, Christian Rabe
OBJECTIVE: To define the demographics of German-speaking "bath salt" users. DESIGN: Prospective web-based survey of volunteer users of "bath salts". Subject recruitment/exclusion: Participation was solicited by posts in web forums frequented by users of synthetic cathinones. An invitation to participate was also disseminated via regional drug information centers. Responses were discarded if participants refused data analysis, provided incomplete surveys, were under 18 years of age (five cases), and in case of clearly improbable answers (i...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750942/a-standardized-extract-of-the-fruit-of-hovenia-dulcis-alleviated-alcohol-induced-hangover-in-healthy-subjects-with-heterozygous-aldh2-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial
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Hoejin Kim, You Jin Kim, Hye Yun Jeong, Ji Yeon Kim, Eun-Kyung Choi, Soo Wan Chae, Oran Kwon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hovenia dulcis, known as the oriental raisin tree, is mainly found in East Asia. It has long been used as traditional folk remedies for alcohol intoxication. AIM OF THE STUDY: To examine the anti-hangover effect of Hovenia dulcis Thunb. fruit extract (HDE) in a randomized controlled crossover trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six eligible male adults with heterozygous ALDH2 (23.7±0.3 years old) consumed 360mL of Korean Soju (50g alcohol) together with HDE (2460mg) or matched placebo with subsequent crossover...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740085/improved-memory-for-information-learnt-before-alcohol-use-in-social-drinkers-tested-in-a-naturalistic-setting
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Molly Carlyle, Nicolas Dumay, Karen Roberts, Amy McAndrew, Tobias Stevens, Will Lawn, Celia J A Morgan
Alcohol is known to facilitate memory if given after learning information in the laboratory; we aimed to investigate whether this effect can be found when alcohol is consumed in a naturalistic setting. Eighty-eight social drinkers were randomly allocated to either an alcohol self-dosing or a sober condition. The study assessed both retrograde facilitation and alcohol induced memory impairment using two independent tasks. In the retrograde task, participants learnt information in their own homes, and then consumed alcohol ad libitum...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724413/smoking-related-general-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-estonia
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Gea Kõks, Krista Fischer, Sulev Kõks
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is known to be the single largest cause of premature death worldwide. The aim of present study was to analyse the effect of smoking on general and cause-specific mortality in the Estonian population. METHODS: The data from 51,756 adults in the Estonian Genome Center of the University of Tartu was used. Information on dates and causes of death was retrieved from the National Causes of Death Registry. Smoking status, general survival, general mortality and cause-specific mortality were analysed using Kaplan-Meier estimator and Cox proportional hazards models...
July 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724204/gait-and-balance-impairment-after-acute-methanol-poisoning
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Kamila Peterová, Hana Brožová, Jiří Klempíř, Irena Lišková, Ondřej Bezdíček, Petr Ridzoň, Manuela Vaněčková, Sergej Zakharov, Daniela Pelclová, Michal Miovský, Evžen Růžička
Neurological sequelae including gait impairment were reported in survivors after methanol intoxication; however, no systematic study has been published so far. We aimed to analyse gait and balance impairment in a group of Czech methanol poisoning survivors. We examined 43 patients (age 46±13 years) 2-8 months after methanol poisoning and 43 healthy controls. Investigations contained a shortened version of Falls Efficacy Scale (FES), clinical tests of gait and balance including Timed Up and Go test (TUG) and gait analysis using GaitRite(®) system, neurological and neuropsychological examination, brain imaging, EMG and tests of alcohol consumption...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723276/can-an-app-help-identify-psychomotor-function-impairments-during-drinking-occasions-in-the-real-world-a-mixed-method-pilot-study
#18
Brian Suffoletto, Akash Goyal, Juan Carlos Puyana, Tammy Chung
BACKGROUND: Being able to measure the acute effects of alcohol consumption on psychomotor functions in natural settings could be useful in injury prevention interventions. This study examined the feasibility and acceptability of collecting app-based measures of information processing, working memory and gait stability during times of typical alcohol consumption among young adults. METHODS: Ten young adults (aged 21-26) with hazardous drinking completed a baseline assessment and ecological momentary assessments (EMA) on 4 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, every hour from 8pm to 12am...
July 19, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715159/alcohol-antiretroviral-interactive-toxicity-beliefs-as-a-potential-barrier-to-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Seth C Kalichman, Lisa Eaton
INTRODUCTION: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) offers as much as 90% protection against HIV transmission. However, the effectiveness of PrEP depends on uptake and adherence to even intermittent dosing. Along with intoxication leading to unintentional non-adherence, believing that alcohol mixed with pharmaceuticals is harmful (i.e., interactive toxicity beliefs) may lead to poor uptake and intentional non-adherence. METHODS: HIV-negative sexually active men who have sex with men (N = 272) at a large Gay Pride event in Atlanta, GA, completed anonymous surveys of demographic characteristics, sexual behaviour, alcohol use and PrEP-related alcohol interactive toxicity beliefs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715125/acute-alcohol-binge-deteriorates-metabolic-and-respiratory-compensation-capability-after-blunt-chest-trauma-followed-by-hemorrhagic-shock-a-new-research-model
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Nils Wagner, Niklas Franz, Scott Dieteren, Mario Perl, Katharina Mörs, Ingo Marzi, Borna Relja
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The clinical relevance of blunt (thoracic) chest trauma (TxT) and hemorrhagic shock is indisputable due to the high prevalence of this injury type, as well as its close association with mortality and/or preventable deaths. Furthermore, there is an ongoing discussion about the influence of alcohol in trauma patients. Thus, we established a model of TxT followed by hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation (H/R) in alcohol-intoxicated rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Depending on group allocation, twelve (sub-acute) or two (acute) hours before experimentation, the animals received a single oral dose of alcohol (ethanol, EtOH) or saline (NaCl) followed by TxT, hemorrhagic shock (35 ± 3 mm Hg) and resuscitation (TxT+H/R)...
July 17, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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