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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784659/united-states-of-amnesia-rescuing-memory-loss-from-diverse-conditions
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EDITORIAL
Clara Ortega-de San Luis, Tomás J Ryan
Amnesia - the loss of memory function - is often the earliest and most persistent symptom of dementia. It occurs as a consequence of a variety of diseases and injuries. These include neurodegenerative, neurological or immune disorders, drug abuse, stroke or head injuries. It has both troubled and fascinated humanity. Philosophers, scientists, physicians and anatomists have all pursued an understanding of how we learn and memorise, and why we forget. In the last few years, the development of memory engram labelling technology has greatly impacted how we can experimentally study memory and its disorders in animals...
May 18, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779544/prescribing-practices-of-rural-physicians-waivered-to-prescribe-buprenorphine
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C Holly A Andrilla, Cynthia Coulthard, Davis G Patterson
INTRODUCTION: Opioid use disorder is a serious public health burden, especially throughout rural America. Although efforts have been made to increase the availability of buprenorphine (an office-based medication-assisted treatment), more than 60% of rural counties in the U.S. lack a physician with a Drug Enforcement Administration waiver to prescribe it. METHODS: This study surveyed all rural physicians with a Drug Enforcement Administration waiver in 2016 to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder in the U...
June 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778010/exposure-to-cannabinoid-agonist-win-55-212-2-during-early-adolescence-increases-alcohol-preference-and-anxiety-in-cd1-mice
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Jimena Laura Frontera, Victoria María Gonzalez Pini, Fernando Luis Messore, Alicia Brusco
The endocannabinoid (eCB) system is involved in the modulation of the reward system and participates in the reinforcing effects of different drugs of abuse, including alcohol. The most abundant receptor of the eCB system in the central nervous system is the CB1 receptor (CB1R), which is predominantly expressed in areas involved in drug addiction, such as the nucleus accumbens, the ventral tegmental area, the substantia nigra and the raphe nucleus. CB1R is expressed in early stages during development, and reaches maximum levels during early adolescence...
May 16, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777672/valvectomy-versus-replacement-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-tricuspid-endocarditis
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Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, William M Whited, Michael P Rogers, Ugochukwu Owolabi, Kendra J Grubb, Kristen Sell-Dottin, Mark S Slaughter
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical treatment of infective tricuspid endocarditis is debatable, especially in the setting of inherent social and pathologic concerns. This study seeks to compare tricuspid valve repair, replacement, and excision for the treatment of infective endocarditis METHODS: A single center cardiac surgery database was queried between 2012 and 2016 to identify patients >18 years who underwent tricuspid valve surgery for infective endocarditis. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the type of tricuspid valve surgery: valvectomy, repair, or replacement and evaluated to identify differences between the pre-op factors and outcomes including mortality, length of stay, and complications...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777368/organizational-context-and-individual-adaptability-in-promoting-perceived-importance-and-use-of-best-practices-for-substance-use
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Danica K Knight, George W Joe, David T Morse, Corey Smith, Hannah Knudsen, Ingrid Johnson, Gail A Wasserman, Nancy Arrigona, Larkin S McReynolds, Jennifer E Becan, Carl Leukefeld, Tisha R A Wiley
This study examines associations among organizational context, staff attributes, perceived importance, and use of best practices among staff in community-based, juvenile justice (JJ) agencies. As part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Juvenile Justice-Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System (JJ-TRIALS) study, 492 staff from 36 JJ agencies were surveyed about the perceived importance and use of best practices within their organization in five substance use practice domains: screening, assessment, standard referral, active referral, and treatment support...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776349/randomised-controlled-trial-rct-of-cannabinoid-replacement-therapy-nabiximols-for-the-management-of-treatment-resistant-cannabis-dependent-patients-a-study-protocol
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Anjali K Bhardwaj, David J Allsop, Jan Copeland, Iain S McGregor, Adrian Dunlop, Marian Shanahan, Raimondo Bruno, Nghi Phung, Mark Montebello, Craig Sadler, Jessica Gugusheff, Melissa Jackson, Jennifer Luksza, Nicholas Lintzeris
BACKGROUND: The cannabis extract nabiximols (Sativex®) effectively supresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings in treatment resistant cannabis dependent individuals, who have high relapse rates following conventional withdrawal treatments. This study examines the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of longer-term nabiximols treatment for outpatient cannabis dependent patients who have not responded to previous conventional treatment approaches. METHODS/DESIGN: A phase III multi-site outpatient, randomised, double-blinded, placebo controlled parallel design, comparing a 12-week course of nabiximols to placebo, with follow up at 24 weeks after enrolment...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773518/developmental-trajectories-of-brain-maturation-and-behavior-relevance-to-major-mental-illnesses
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REVIEW
Sedona Lockhart, Akira Sawa, Minae Niwa
Adverse events in childhood and adolescence, such as social neglect or drug abuse, are known to lead to behavioral changes in young adulthood. This is particularly true for the subset of people who are intrinsically more vulnerable to stressful conditions. Yet the underlying mechanisms for such developmental trajectory from early life insult to aberrant adult behavior remains elusive. Adolescence is a period of dynamic physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes, encompassing a distinct neurodevelopmental stage called the 'critical period'...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772331/surgical-treatment-of-a-high-flow-femoro-femoral-arteriovenous-fistula-in-an-intravenous-drug-abuser
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Pietro Rossetti, Paolo Perini, Alessandro Ucci, Gaetano Carolla, Antonio Freyrie, Roberto Quintavalla
OBJECTIVE: To report the surgical treatment of a high-flow femoro-femoral arteriovenous fistula (AVF), a rare complication of intravenous drug abuse. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old woman with history of intravenous heroin and cocaine abuse presented with right lower limb oedema, inguinal bruit and heart failure. Duplex ultrasound examination and CT-angiography showed a large, high-flow AVF involving the common femoral vein and the superficial femoral artery, associated with thrombosis of the great saphenous vein and an important inflammation in the right groin, without active bleeding...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771745/national-institute-on-drug-abuse-international-program-improving-opioid-use-disorder-treatment-through-international-research-training
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Steven W Gust, Judy McCormally
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: For more than 25 years, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has supported research-training programs, establishing a global research network and expanding the knowledge base on substance use disorders. International research to inform approaches to opioid addiction is particularly important and relevant to the United States, where opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose constitute an emerging public health crisis. This article summarizes the NIDA International Program and illustrates its impact by reviewing recent articles about treatment approaches for opioid use disorders (OUD)...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768070/web-based-intervention-to-reduce-substance-abuse-and-depression-a-three-arm-randomized-trial-in-mexico
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Marcela Tiburcio, Ma Asunción Lara, Nora Martínez, Morise Fernández, Araceli Aguilar
BACKGROUND: Web-based cognitive-behavioral interventions to reduce substance use can be a useful low-cost treatment for a large number of people, and an attractive option in countries where a greater availability of treatment is needed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and initial effectiveness of a web-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for the reduction of substance use and depression compared with treatment as usual, with and without a printed self-help manual...
May 16, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765983/a-clinical-study-of-toxication-caused-by-carbamazepine-abuse-in-adolescents
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Wei Xu, Yu-Lin Chen, Ying Zhao, Li-Jie Wang, Jiu-Jun Li, Chun-Feng Liu
Carbamazepine is known to produce the side effect of euphoria. As such, it lends itself to being a drug of abuse, particularly in the adolescent population. This retrospective study evaluated carbamazepine abuse, treatment course, and associated morbidity in Chinese adolescents. The median dose of carbamazepine resulting in overdose was 2,000 mg (800-5,000). Patients were largely from urban-rural fringe areas (76.47%, 52.94%) with school performance within the last 1/3 range and (52.94%) unsupervised by parents...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762764/insomnia-as-a-path-to-alcoholism-tolerance-development-and-dose-escalation
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Timothy Roehrs, Thomas Roth
Study Objectives: To assess the risks associated with the use of alcohol as a "sleep aid", we evaluated tolerance development to pre-sleep ethanol's sedative-hypnotic effects, subsequent ethanol dose escalation, and changes in mood and ethanol "liking". Methods: Volunteers, 21-55 yrs old, with insomnia in otherwise good medical and psychiatric health and no history of alcoholism or drug abuse participated. In experiment 1 (n=24) 0.0, 0.3, or 0...
May 12, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761479/antidepressants-for-insomnia-in-adults
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REVIEW
Hazel Everitt, David S Baldwin, Beth Stuart, Gosia Lipinska, Andrew Mayers, Andrea L Malizia, Christopher Cf Manson, Sue Wilson
BACKGROUND: Insomnia disorder is a subjective condition of unsatisfactory sleep (e.g. sleep onset, maintenance, early waking, impairment of daytime functioning). Insomnia disorder impairs quality of life and is associated with an increased risk of physical and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and increased health service use. hypnotic medications (e.g. benzodiazepines and 'Z' drugs) are licensed for sleep promotion, but can induce tolerance and dependence, although many people remain on long-term treatment...
May 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761343/role-of-exogenous-progesterone-in-the-treatment-of-men-and-women-with-substance-use-disorders-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
MacKenzie R Peltier, Mehmet Sofuoglu
Substance use disorders (SUDs) remain problematic as many individuals are untreated or do not benefit from the currently available interventions. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop novel pharmacological interventions to treat SUDs. Evidence suggests that the female sex hormone, progesterone, attenuates the craving for and the euphoric effects of drugs of abuse. Research to date has demonstrated that progesterone may modulate responses to drugs of abuse and may have utility as a novel treatment for SUDs...
May 14, 2018: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760569/concomitant-use-of-opioid-medications-with-triptans-or-serotonergic-antidepressants-in-us-office-based-physician-visits
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Kyle C Molina, Kathleen A Fairman, David A Sclar
Background: Opioids are not recommended for routine treatment of migraine because their benefits are outweighed by risks of medication overuse headache and abuse/dependence. A March 2016 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety communication warned of the risk of serotonin syndrome from using opioids concomitantly with 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonists (triptans) or serotonergic antidepressants: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)...
2018: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757475/rapid-analysis-of-fentanyls-and-other-novel-psychoactive-substances-nps-in-substance-use-disorder-patient-urine-using-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry
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Joseph H Kennedy, Jan Palaty, Chris G Gill, Justin M Wiseman
RATIONALE: Drug overdose deaths due to fentanyls and other novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are on the rise. The higher potencies of fentanyl analogs compared with morphine require new technologies to identify and quantitate NPS. METHODS: Paper spray tandem mass spectrometry and high-resolution mass spectrometry were used to identify and measure fentanyl analogs as well as common drugs of abuse in urine samples from substance use disorder clinics. Ten-microliter urine samples were deposited directly on paper spray cartridges previously loaded with internal standards, dried, and analyzed with no other sample treatment...
May 14, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756302/velopharyngeal-dysfunction-from-intranasal-substance-abuse-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Peng You, Linda Chow, Anne Dworschak-Stokan, Murad Husein
OBJECTIVE: Intranasal substance abuse with cocaine or opioids can result in complications involving the midline nasal and oral structures. When the defect involves the velopharyngeal musculature, this leads to velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). This article aims to illustrate this clinical entity through a series of four patients and a review of the literature. METHODS: A series of four cases of VPD due to intranasal narcotic use and their management are discussed...
May 14, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750893/disparities-in-initiation-of-direct-acting-antiviral-agents-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-an-insured-population
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Julia L Marcus, Leo B Hurley, Scott Chamberland, Jamila H Champsi, Laura C Gittleman, Daniel G Korn, Jennifer B Lai, Jennifer O Lam, Mary Pat Pauly, Charles P Quesenberry, Joanna Ready, Varun Saxena, Suk I Seo, David J Witt, Michael J Silverberg
OBJECTIVES: The cost of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may contribute to treatment disparities. However, few data exist on factors associated with DAA initiation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of HCV-infected Kaiser Permanente Northern California members aged ≥18 during October 2014 to December 2016, using Poisson regression models to evaluate demographic, behavioral, and clinical factors associated with DAA initiation...
January 1, 2018: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749316/the-effectiveness-of-group-spiritual-intervention-on-self-esteem-and-happiness-among-men-undergoing-methadone-maintenance-treatment
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Mahmoud Rahmati, Amir Jalali, Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan, Nader Salari, Mahvash Kashkouli Behrouzi
BACKGROUND: Drug dependence or substance use disorder not only affects a person's life but also brings a lot of challenges for families and communities and imposes heavy burdens on them. There are various therapies in the domain of addiction whose main purposes are to reduce or to cut down substance abuse. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of group spiritual intervention on self-esteem and happiness among male clients undergoing methadone maintenance treatment...
May 10, 2018: Current Drug Abuse Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746451/tobacco-cessation-interventions-and-smoke-free-policies-in-mental-health-and-substance-abuse-treatment-facilities-united-states-2016
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Kristy Marynak, Brenna VanFrank, Sonia Tetlow, Margaret Mahoney, Elyse Phillips, Ahmed Jamal Mbbs, Anna Schecter, Doug Tipperman, Stephen Babb
Persons with mental or substance use disorders or both are more than twice as likely to smoke cigarettes as persons without such disorders and are more likely to die from smoking-related illness than from their behavioral health conditions (1,2). However, many persons with behavioral health conditions want to and are able to quit smoking, although they might require more intensive treatment (2,3). Smoking cessation reduces smoking-related disease risk and could improve mental health and drug and alcohol recovery outcomes (1,3,4)...
May 11, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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