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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453191/a-text-message-intervention-with-adaptive-goal-support-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption-among-non-treatment-seeking-young-adults-non-randomized-clinical-trial-with-voluntary-length-of-enrollment
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Brian Suffoletto, Tammy Chung, Frederick Muench, Peter Monti, Duncan B Clark
BACKGROUND: Stand-alone text message-based interventions can reduce binge drinking episodes (≥4 drinks for women and ≥5 drinks for men) among nontreatment-seeking young adults, but may not be optimized. Adaptive text message support could enhance effectiveness by assisting context-specific goal setting and striving, but it remains unknown how to best integrate it into text message interventions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate young adults' engagement with a text message intervention, Texting to Reduce Alcohol Consumption 2 (TRAC2), which focuses on reducing weekend alcohol consumption...
February 16, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453188/web-based-alcohol-smoking-and-substance-involvement-screening-test-results-for-the-general-spanish-population-cross-sectional-study
#2
Juan A Lopez-Rodriguez, Gabriel Rubio Valladolid
BACKGROUND: Information technology in health sciences could be a screening tool of great potential and has been shown to be effective in identifying single-drug users at risk. Although there are many published tests for single-drug screening, there is a gap for concomitant drug use screening in general population. The ASSIST (Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test) website was launched on February 2015 in Madrid, Spain, as a tool to identify those at risk. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of a tool and to analyze profiles of drug users, their consumption patterns, and associated factors...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452931/identification-of-novel-uncertainty-factors-and-thresholds-of-toxicological-concern-for-health-hazard-and-risk-assessment-application-to-cleaning-product-ingredients
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REVIEW
Zhen Wang, W Casan Scott, E Spencer Williams, Michael Ciarlo, Paul C DeLeo, Bryan W Brooks
Uncertainty factors (UFs) are commonly used during hazard and risk assessments to address uncertainties, including extrapolations among mammals and experimental durations. In risk assessment, default values are routinely used for interspecies extrapolation and interindividual variability. Whether default UFs are sufficient for various chemical uses or specific chemical classes remains understudied, particularly for ingredients in cleaning products. Therefore, we examined publicly available acute median lethal dose (LD50), and reproductive and developmental no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) and lowest-observed-adverse-effect level (LOAEL) values for the rat model (oral)...
February 13, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452268/high-prevalence-of-liver-fibrosis-among-european-adults-with-unknown-liver-disease-a-population-based-study
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Llorenç Caballería, Guillem Pera, Ingrid Arteaga, Lluís Rodríguez, Alba Alumà, Rosa Ma Morillas, Napoleón de la Ossa, Alba Díaz, Carmen Expósito, Dolores Miranda, Carmen Sánchez, Rosa Ma Prats, Marta Urquizu, Angels Salgado, Magda Alemany, Alba Martinez, Irfan Majeed, Núria Fabrellas, Isabel Graupera, Ramón Planas, Isabel Ojanguren, Miquel Serra, Pere Torán, Juan Caballería, Pere Ginès
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Liver fibrosis is the main determinant of long-term outcome in chronic liver diseases. Little is known about prevalence of liver fibrosis in general population. Aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of liver fibrosis in general adult population with unknown liver disease. METHODS: Population-based, cross-sectional study, performed in Barcelona metropolitan area. Subjects aged 18-75yr were identified randomly from citizens included in primary health care registry...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451585/psychoactive-substance-abuse-and-dependence-and-its-association-with-anxiety-disorders-a-population-based-study-of-young-adults-in-brazil
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Mariana B de Matos, Christian L de Mola, Jéssica P Trettim, Karen Jansen, Ricardo A da Silva, Luciano D de Mattos Souza, Liliane da Costa Ores, Mariane L Molina, Fernanda T Coelho, Ricardo T Pinheiro, Luciana de A Quevedo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between abuse of and dependence on different psychoactive substances and the presence of anxiety disorders in a sample of young adults from a city in southern Brazil. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2009, we carried out a cross-sectional, population-based study of individuals aged 18-24 years who lived in Pelotas, a city in southern Brazil. We evaluated anxiety disorders using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview 5.0 (MINI), and use of psychoactive substances with the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST 2...
February 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450226/alcohol-reduction-in-the-first-trimester-is-unrelated-to-smoking-patient-or-pregnancy-characteristics
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Kristen A Schmidt, Andrew J Lancia, Saad Alvi, Jean C Aldag
Introduction: Studies show alcohol-preferring mice reduce their alcohol intake during pregnancy; this study questions if the same is true for humans. The current investigation compares women's pre-pregnancy and first trimester alcohol consumption, examines if women with problem drinking diminish their alcohol intake during pregnancy, and determines if prenatal alcohol reduction is associated with characteristics of pregnancy, patients or smoking. Methods: 126 participants in weeks 1-12 of pregnancy, recruited from Obstetric and Family Practices, completed a survey during their initial prenatal visit including two gender-specific AUDITs (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Tests) querying current and pre-pregnancy alcohol use...
June 2017: Addictive Behaviors Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449024/surrogate-alcohol-or-nonbeverage-alcohol-consumption-the-surrogate-alcohol-questionnaire-saq
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Ariela Green, Daniel Neff, Greg Giuliano, Nathan Lee, Rachel Turchin, Elisabeth J S Kunkel
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and treatment of alcohol use disorders and their sequelae are common clinical questions for the consultation-liaison psychiatrist. At an urban, academic medical center, the authors consulted on several patients whose consumption of alcohol included nonbeverage forms of alcohol, (described in the literature as surrogate alcohols, nonbeverage alcohols, e.g., mouthwash). METHODS: The authors describe 4 patients who presented with surrogate alcohol consumption...
January 4, 2018: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447624/substance-use-among-students-in-thailand
#8
Pimpisa Chomsri, Apinun Aramrattana, Penprapa Siviroj, Surinporn Likhitsathian
This study explored substance use prevalence, level of risk, and associated factors, especially related to binge drinking. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 306 students using questionnaires and the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test-Youth screening tool. The associations between binge drinking and risk factors were analyzed by generalized linear models. Our results showed current prevalence rates of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs use were 56.9%, 22.9%, and 2.3%, respectively...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447244/influence-of-hiatal-hernia-and-male-sex-on-the-relationship-between-alcohol-intake-and-occurrence-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Atsuhiro Masuda, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Manabu Murakami, Yukinao Yamazaki, Masao Kobayashi, Shuichi Terao, Tsuyoshi Sanuki, Akihiko Okada, Masayasu Adachi, Hideyuki Shiomi, Yoshifumi Arisaka, Hiromu Kutsumi, Eiji Umegaki, Takeshi Azuma
BACKGROUND: The association of alcohol intake with the incidence of Barrett's esophagus (BE) has been inconsistent. Although hiatal hernia and male sex are well-known risk factors of BE, its effect on the association of alcohol intake with the incidence of BE remains unknown. AIM: To investigate whether the influence of alcohol intake on the occurrence of BE might differ depending on male sex and presence of hiatal hernia. METHODS: We utilized a database of 8031 patients that underwent upper endoscopy for health screening in a prospective, multicenter, cohort study (the Upper Gastro Intestinal Disease study)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446092/association-of-salivary-lactate-dehydrogenase-level-with-systemic-inflammation-in-a-japanese-population
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N Miyoshi, T Tanigawa, S Nishioka, K Maruyama, E Eguchi, K Tanaka, I Saito, K Yamazaki, Y Miyake
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Salivary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) was reported to be a useful parameter for the screening of periodontal disease. We performed a cross-sectional study to verify the usefulness of salivary LDH as a biomarker of periodontitis and to investigate the association of severity of periodontitis with systemic inflammation by measuring salivary LDH and serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in a community-based middle-aged and elderly population in Japan...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444746/using-marijuana-drinking-alcohol-or-a-combination-of-both-the-association-of-marijuana-alcohol-and-sexual-risk-behaviour-among-adolescents
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Erik D Storholm, Brett A Ewing, Stephanie Brooks Holliday, Bradley D Stein, Lisa S Meredith, William G Shadel, Elizabeth J D'Amico
Background: Although the association between alcohol use and sexual risk behaviour has been well-documented, there is little understanding of whether marijuana use alone or combining marijuana with alcohol use contributes to sexual risk behaviour among adolescents. Methods: A diverse sample of sexually active adolescents (n = 616) aged 12-18 years (50.32% Hispanic; 31.17% Black) completed a survey on alcohol use, marijuana use and sexual risk behaviour during a visit to a primary care clinic. Results: Adolescents were more likely to report having had two or more sexual partners in the past 3 months if they reported using both alcohol and marijuana (OR=3...
February 15, 2018: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439946/mobile-phone-apps-for-behavioral-interventions-for-at-risk-drinkers-in-australia-literature-review
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REVIEW
Carol C Choo, André A D Burton
BACKGROUND: The mobile technology era has ushered in the use of mobile phone apps for behavioral intervention for at-risk drinkers. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to review recent research relevant to mobile phone apps that can be used for behavioral intervention for at-risk drinkers in Australia. METHODS: The inclusion criteria for this review were articles published in peer-reviewed journals from 2001 to 2017 with use of the search terms "smartphone application," "alcohol," "substance," "behavioural intervention," "electronic health," and "mobile health...
February 13, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438727/is-cohorting-the-only-solution-to-control-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-outbreaks-a-single-centre-experience
#13
Legeay Clément, Thépot-Seegers Valérie, Pailhoriès Hélène, Hilliquin Delphine, Zahar Jean-Ralph
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) area a major issue. Cohorting can help controlling spread of CPEs in hospitals, but is expensive and hard to implement. AIM: To identify ward variables associated with CPE in-hospital transmission in a hospital where cohorting was never implemented. METHODS: Cohort prospective study, where we compared fourteen consecutive days period regarding in-hospital transmission. Each period met the 2 following conditions: 1) CPE carriers/infected admitted for at least 48h, 2) 80% of relative contact patients were screened at least twice...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437240/comparison-of-characteristics-of-female-drivers-with-single-and-multiple-dui-convictions
#14
Annah K Bender, Kathleen K Bucholz, Andrew C Heath, Vivia V McCutcheon
BACKGROUND: Women are increasingly involved in drunk driving and fatal crashes, yet except for the screening performed in criminal justice settings, little is known about their life context, psychiatric histories, and family backgrounds. This study describes a sample of women with histories of arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) who were interviewed outside a criminal justice setting and contrasts women with single versus multiple DUI convictions. METHODS: Women with recent documented histories of DUI participated in a study of women's health behaviors...
February 13, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435942/identification-and-isolation-of-novel-sugar-like-rna-protecting-materials-glycylglycerins-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#15
Shi-Lung Lin
Pluripotent stem cells are a resourceful treasure box for regenerative medicine. They contain a large variety of novel materials useful for designing and developing new medicines and therapies directed against many aging-associated degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancers. Currently, identification of these novel stem cell-specific materials is one of major breakthroughs in the field of stem cell research. Particularly, since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in year 2006, the methods of iPSC derivation further provide an unlimited resource for screening, isolating, and even producing theses novel stem cell-specific materials in vitro...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434658/healthy-living-and-cancer-evidence-from-uk-biobank
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Peter C Elwood, Alex Whitmarsh, John Gallacher, Anthony Bayer, Richard Adams, Luke Heslop, Janet Pickering, Gareth Morgan, Julieta Galante, Sunil Dolwani, Marcus Longley, Zoe E Roberts
Context: UK Biobank is a prospective study of half a million subjects, almost all aged 40-69 years, identified in 22 centres across the UK during 2006-2010. Objective: A healthy lifestyle has been described as 'better than any pill, and no side effects [5]. We therefore examined the relationships between healthy behaviours: low alcohol intake, non-smoking, healthy BMI, physical activity and a healthy diet, and the risk of all cancers, colon, breast and prostate cancers in a large dataset...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433442/is-problem-alcohol-use-being-detected-and-treated-in-irish-general-practice
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Andrew O'Regan, Walter Cullen, Louise Hickey, David Meagher, Ailish Hannigan
BACKGROUND: The pattern of alcohol consumption in Ireland has serious societal and health consequences. General practice is well placed to screen for problem alcohol use and to carry out brief interventions. The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of documentation of problem alcohol use in patient records in Irish general practice, and to describe the documentation of its diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: General practitioners (GPs) affiliated with an Irish medical school were invited to participate in the study...
February 12, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432207/prevalence-of-comorbid-conditions-pre-existing-and-diagnosed-at-a-tertiary-care-pediatric-weight-management-clinic
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Griselle Leon, Elizabeth de Klerk, Josephine Ho, Michelle Jackman, Raylene A Reimer, Kimberly E Connors, Paola Luca
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity places individuals at risk for a multitude of physical and mental health problems. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of obesity related comorbidities diagnosed prior to and after attending a tertiary care pediatric weight management clinic. METHODS: A cross sectional retrospective chart review of patients 2-17 years old seen in the weight management clinic at Alberta Children's Hospital from May 2012 to May 2014. RESULTS: A total of 199 patients were included in the review...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431401/screening-tools-for-unhealthy-alcohol-use
#19
William Miller, James West, Hollie Mills
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December 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431335/open-label-study-of-ademetionine-for-the-treatment-of-intrahepatic-cholestasis-associated-with-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Vladimir T Ivashkin, Marina V Maevskaya, Zhanna D Kobalava, Yuriy P Uspenskiy, Julia A Fominih, Alexander V Rozanov, Veronica V Tolkacheva, Tatiana I Sotnikova, Bagdadi A Alikhanov, Irina A Gorbacheva, Olga B Ershova, Antonina A Znakhyrenko, Kirill A Sokolov, Suntje Sander-Struckmeier
BACKGROUND: The effect of oral and/or parenteral ademetionine (500 mg intravenous [IV] and tablet formulation) on clinical symptoms and biochemical markers of intrahepatic cholestasis (IHC) was investigated in subjects with alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and compensated liver function. METHODS: Prospective, multicentre, open-label study consisting of a screening period and an 8-week treatment period and performed in subjects (18-75 years) with compensated ALD and confirmed IHC...
February 8, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
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