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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641826/the-chemical-history-of-morphine-an-8000-year-journey-from-resin-to-de-novo-synthesis
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Karolina Brook, Jessica Bennett, Sukumar P Desai
Evidence of human use of opium dates back as far as the sixth millennium BCE. Ancient societies through the Renaissance period created a variety of opium products, proliferating its common use and subsequent addiction. Because the active moiety was not known at this time, the potency of these opium concoctions could neither be predicted nor controlled. The first step in identifying opium's active ingredient, morphine, was its chemical isolation in the early 1800s by Wilhelm Sertürner. The subsequent elucidation of morphine's chemical formula and Sir Robert Robinson's derivation of morphine's structural formula, which won him the 1947 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, round out 150 years of the incremental advances in our chemical understanding of morphine...
April 2017: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632612/clean-analgesia-a-civil-war-tin-for-pills-of-opium%C3%A2-and-soap
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July 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632076/association-of-oprd1-gene-variants-with-opioid-dependence-in-addicted-male-individuals-undergoing-methadone-treatment-in-the-north-of-iran
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Alireza Sharafshah, Hedyeh Fazel, Ali Albonaim, Vahid Omarmeli, Sajjad Rezaei, Ebrahim Mirzajani, Farzam Ajamian, Parvaneh Keshavarz
Genetic association of rs678849 along with neuroimaging and biomarker phenotypes, parallel with the known involvements of the OPRD1 in drug abuse, provided additional support for targeting these receptors as potential therapeutic targets in both neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiactric disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Samples were selected among 202 opium-addicted participants undergoing methadone treatment and 202 healthy controls. Genomic DNA of all subjects was extracted from whole blood samples through a Salting Out procedure...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630559/drug-policy-and-indigenous-peoples
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Julian Burger, Mary Kapron
This paper identifies the principal concerns of indigenous peoples with regard to current international treaties on certain psychoactive substances and policies to control and eradicate their production, trafficking, and sale. Indigenous peoples have a specific interest in the issue since their traditional lands have become integrated over time into the large-scale production of coca, opium poppy, and cannabis crops, in response to high demand from the American and European markets, among others. As a consequence, indigenous peoples are persecuted because of their traditional use of these and other plant-based narcotics and hallucinogens...
June 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609429/reciprocal-evolution-of-opiate-science-from-medical-and-cultural-perspectives
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George B Stefano, Nastazja Pilonis, Radek Ptacek, Richard M Kream
Over the course of human history, it has been common to use plants for medicinal purposes, such as for providing relief from particular maladies and self-medication. Opium represents one longstanding remedy that has been used to address a range of medical conditions, alleviating discomfort often in ways that have proven pleasurable. Opium is a combination of compounds obtained from the mature fruit of opium poppy, papaver somniferum. Morphine and its biosynthetic precursors thebaine and codeine constitute the main bioactive opiate alkaloids contained in opium...
June 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607654/qualitative-thallium-urinary-assays-are-almost-as-valuable-as-quantitative-tests-implication-for-outpatient-settings-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Amir Ghaderi, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Soroor Khodabandehlo, Fateme Mehrzad, Omid Mehrpour, Reza Afshari
BACKGROUND: Thallium (Tl), lead and steroid exposures were reported as a result of street drug consumption such as heroin and cocaine. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the values of qualitative and quantitative assays for detecting Tl as an adulterant in opioid-like compound drug users. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted throughout a specified time bracket ranging from May 2015 to November 2015 in Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589108/asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-correlation-in-palm-tree-workers-of-jahrom-city-in-2016
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Mohammad Amin Farahmand Fard, Narges Khanjani, Aliasghar Arabi Mianroodi, Ahad Ashrafi Asgarabad
INTRODUCTION: Allergic rhinitis and asthma can be related to occupation. The present study aimed to investigate the correlation between asthma or allergic rhinitis and employment in the palm tree gardens of Jahrom, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study including 50 palm tree garden workers and a control group of 50 office employees. Data collection included demographics, as well as standard International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) and A New Symptom-Based Questionnaire for Predicting the Presence of Asthma (ASQ) questionnaires...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586371/opium-and-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-odds-ratios-for-opium-use-and-the-risk-of-bladder-cancer
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Mahdi Afshari, Ghasem Janbabaei, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Mahmood Moosazadeh
OBJECTIVE: The association between opium use and bladder cancer has been investigated in many studies, with varying reporting results reported. This study aims to estimate the total odds ratio for the association between bladder cancer and opium consumption using meta-analysis. METHODS: The study was designed according to PRISMA guidelines. Two independent researchers searched for the relevant studies using PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, OVID, Embase, and Google Scholar...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559639/opium-withdrawal-delirium-two-case-reports
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Ravi C Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Dinesh Dutt Sharma, Pankaj Kanwar
Two patients with opium dependence developed delirium during abstinence. The delirium resolved completely within 48-58 hours of appropriate treatment. Caution needs to be exercised during opioid detoxification in timely detecting and treating potentially life-threatening condition like delirium.
January 26, 2017: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531768/rosa-damascena-oil-improved-sexual-function-and-testosterone-in-male-patients-with-opium-use-disorder-under-methadone-maintenance-therapy-results-from-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Vahid Farnia, Faeze Tatari, Mostafa Alikhani, Jalal Shakeri, Moshen Taghizadeh, Hassan Karbasizadeh, Dena Sadeghi Bahmani, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand
BACKGROUND: Some patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) are treated with methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). However, as with opioids, methadone has major side-effects; sexual dysfunction is a particularly distressing such effect. Rosa Damascena oil has been shown to reduce subjective sexual dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorders, but its influence on testosterone has not so far been tested. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of Rosa Damascena oil on sexual dysfunction and testosterone levels among male patients with OUD and undergoing MMT...
April 6, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496956/effects-of-opium-addiction-and-cigarette-smoking-on-hematological-parameters
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Gholamabbas Shahabinejad, Majid Sirati-Sabet, Mohammad Kazemi-Arababadi, Saeideh Nabati, Gholamreza Asadikaram
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of opium addiction and cigarette smoking on the complete blood count (CBC). METHODS: Eighty-six male subjects, including 31 opium-addicted cigarette smokers (OACS), 19 opium-addicted non-cigarette smokers (OANCS), 17 non-opium-addicted cigarette smokers (NOACS), and 19 non-opium-addicted non-cigarette smokers (NOANCS) participated in this study. The CBC test was measured in all individuals. FINDINGS: The OACS had significantly higher white blood cell (WBC), lymphocyte, and red blood cell (RBC) count but lower in mean corpuscular volume (MCV) compared to NOANCS...
July 2016: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485358/opium-consumption-a-potential-risk-factor-for-lung-cancer-and-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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A Safari, M Reazai, A Tangestaninejad, A R Mafi, Saj Mousavi
OBJECTIVE: Lung cancer is the most common malignancy, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Several studies have shown the causative effect of cigarettes smoking in lung cancer, however, the effect of opium consumption has not yet been well studied. This study has been designed to evaluate the risk of developing lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis in pure opium addicts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We designed an analytic case-control study with 490 participants...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467510/prevalence-and-determinants-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-northeast-of-iran-results-of-the-golestan-cohort-study
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Sadaf G Sepanlou, Hamid Barahimi, Iraj Najafi, Farin Kamangar, Hossein Poustchi, Ramin Shakeri, Monir Sadat Hakemi, Akram Pourshams, Masoud Khoshnia, Abdolsamad Gharravi, Behrooz Broumand, Ali Nobakht-Haghighi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Reza Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND: The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing globally in particular in fast emerging economies such as Iran. Population-based studies on prevalence of CKD in Iran are scarce. The objective of the current study was to explore the prevalence and determinants of CKD in the setting of Golestan Cohort Study (GCS), the largest prospective cohort in the Middle East. METHODS: In this observational study, 11,409 participants enrolled in the second phase of GCS were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458695/the-prevalence-of-low-physical-activity-in-an-urban-population-and-its-relationship-with-other-cardiovascular-risk-factors-findings-of-a-community-based-study-kercadrs-in-southeast-of-iran
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Hamid Najafipour, Mansoor Moazenzadeh, Mahdi Afshari, Hamid Reza Nasri, Mohammad Khaksari, Afsaneh Forood, Ali Mirzazadeh
BACKGROUND: The low physical activity (LPA) more or less affects every community. Because of high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Iran and their relationship with LPA, this study aimed to measure precisely the epidemic size of LPA and determine its relationship with six other coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors among an urban population aged 15 to 75 years in Kerman, Iran. METHODS: Using household survey, 5895 adults were randomly recruited through single-stage cluster sampling from 250 postal codes...
September 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455458/an-interesting-case-of-opium-tea-toxicity
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Chitsa Seyani, Peregrine Green, Lisa Daniel, Amanda Pegden
We present an unusual cause of respiratory arrest resulting from sole ingestion of home-brewed opium tea. A 64-year-old woman was found unresponsive and in respiratory arrest by a first responder. There were no obvious signs of regular recreational drug use. On presentation to the local district general hospital, the patient was in extremis, with severe physiological and biochemical derangements. A naloxone infusion was commenced and she later made a good recovery. It was subsequently discovered that she had brewed opium tea from opium buds she had picked from a nearby commercial poppy farm, a practice she had learnt while in Afghanistan...
April 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448546/opium-use-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-preterm-delivery-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Siavash Maghsoudlou, Sven Cnattingius, Scott Montgomery, Mohsen Aarabi, Shahriar Semnani, Anna-Karin Wikström, Shahram Bahmanyar
BACKGROUND: Use of narcotic or "recreational" drugs has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery. However, the associations might be confounded by other factors related to high-risk behaviours. This is the first study to investigate the association between traditional opium use during pregnancy and risk of preterm delivery. METHOD AND FINDINGS: We performed a population-based cohort study in the rural areas of the Golestan province, Iran between 2008 and 2010...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413168/prevalence-of-hiv-hbv-and-hcv-and-related-risk-factors-amongst-male-homeless-people-in-lorestan-province-the-west-of-iran
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Amin Doosti-Irani, Hamid Mokhaeri, Ali Chegini Sharafi, Mohammad Reza Aghasadeghi, Morteza Hajimiragha, Mohammad Saki, Mohammad Hassan Kayedi, Ehsan Mostafavi
BACKGROUND: Homeless people are at a higher risk of blood-born infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and related risk factors among male homeless people. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study was conducted in Khorramabad City, western Iran from January to June 2015. A pre-designed validated questionnaire was used to collect the data on behavioral and other potential risk factors...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412823/epidemiologic-study-of-opium-use-in-pars-cohort-study-a-study-of-9000-adults-in-a-rural-southern-area-of-iran
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Mohammad Amin Fallahzadeh, Alireza Salehi, Mojtaba Naghshvarian, Mohammad Hossein Fallahzadeh, Hossein Poustchi, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Abdullah Gandomkar, Reza Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND: Opium is one of the most common substances used worldwide with variable epidemiologic features in different regions. This study was performed in southern Iran, to find the epidemiology of opium use and its association with different factors and diseases. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on baseline data extracted from Pars Cohort Study performed in Valashahr, a rural area in southern Iran. For any subject, information was collected about demographic factors, some common diseases including heart disease, stroke and hypertension and the state of using opium, other substances and cigarettes...
April 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359185/rat-s-polycystic-ovary-due-to-intraventromedial-hypothalamus-morphine-injection
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Rezvaneh Karimi, Manizheh Karami, MohammadReza Jalali Nadoushan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The most important alkaloid of opium family, morphine, may show unfavorable effect on the reproductive organs. This research investigated the effect of microinjection of morphine into the rat's ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) on cystic genesis in the ovary and the health of neurons of VMH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female rats (Wistar, weighing 200-250 g) kept under standard conditions were cannulated under anesthesia by Stoelting stereotaxic instrument at the coordinates anterior-posterior: -1...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345829/high-fluoroquinolone-resistant-strains-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-golden-triangle
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Ratha Korn Vilaichone, Thawee Ratanachu ek, Pornpen Gamnarai, Phawinee Subsomwong, Tomahisa Uchida, Yoshio Yamaoka, Varocha Mahachai
Background and aims: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, associated with fatal GI diseases such as gastric cancer and MALT lymphoma, remain a major health problem in ASEAN countries. The Golden triangle has long been known as one of Asia’s main opium-producing areas. There have been no prior studies of H. pylori infection in this area. The major objectives of this project were therefore to establish prevalence, antibiotic resistance patterns and associated predictive in the Golden triangle. Methods: We recruited dyspeptic patients in Chiang khong and Chiang saen districts, Chiangrai province of Thailand...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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