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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792112/analytical-and-computational-study-of-an-individual-based-network-model-for-the-spread-of-heavy-drinking
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Donald A French, Marisa Eisenberg, Tony Nance, Zeynep Teymuroglu
Two simple models for the spread of heavy drinking among a network of individuals are re-introduced and analysed. We provide theorems on the spread of alcohol abuse for these models in cases involving simple connection schemes. Indicators for this spread that resemble the [Formula: see text] used in disease assessment are suggested and studied. We further provide computations with our models on general application networks and begin to study the reliability of the spread indicators.
December 2018: Journal of Biological Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791710/postoperative-pain-and-analgesia-is-there-a-genetic-basis-to-the-opioid-crisis
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Randa K Elmallah, Prem N Ramkumar, Anton Khlopas, Rathika R Ramkumar, Morad Chughtai, Nipun Sodhi, Assem A Sultan, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors have been implicated in determining why certain patients have increased postoperative pain, with the potential to develop chronic pain. The purpose of this study was to: 1) identify and describe genes that affect postoperative pain perception and control; 2) address modifiable risk factors that result in epigenetic altered responses to pain; and 3) characterize differences in pain sensitivity and thresholds between opioid-naïve and opioid-dependent patients...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790687/expression-profiles-of-selected-genes-in-tumors-and-matched-surgical-margins-in-oral-cavity-cancer-do-we-have-to-pay-attention-to-the-molecular-analysis-of-the-surgical-margins
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Joanna K Strzelczyk, Łukasz Krakowczyk, Karolina Gołąbek, Aleksander J Owczarek
BACKGROUND: Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) are associated with an interplay between genetics and the environment; they account for 3% of all diagnosed malignant tumors in men and 2% of those in women. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze the significance of TIMP3, SFRP1, SFRP2, CDH1, RASSF1, RORA, and DAPK1 gene expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumors, and in matching surgical margin samples. We also analyzed the association between clinical parameters and the expression of the selected genes...
April 24, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790323/-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-overweight-and-obesity-after-liver-transplantation-retrospective-study-at-three-years-after-transplantation
#4
Sara Di Cosmo, Maura Lusignani, Matteo Manini, Roberto Accardi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Weight gain is frequently observed among liver transplanted patients. This condition is often associated to the development of other post LT morbidities which might influence the long-term post-transplant survival. However, the risk factors asso- ciated have not yet been identified. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of over- weight and obesity, to notice Body Mass Index changes and associated risk factors, within three years after LT. METHODS: All the patients consecutively transplanted at the Liver Transplantation Unit of Fondazione IRCCS "Cà-Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico", Milan between January 2005 and June 2014 were retrospectively evaluated for inclusion...
January 2018: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789865/the-roles-of-early-surgery-and-comorbid-conditions-on-outcomes-of-severe-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Rifat Latifi, Apar S Patel, David J Samson, Elizabeth H Tilley, Saranda Gashi, Roberto Bergamaschi, Ayman El-Menyar
PURPOSE: Severe necrotizing soft-tissue infections (NSTIs) require immediate early surgical treatment to avoid adverse outcomes. This study aims to determine the impact of early surgery and comorbid conditions on the outcomes of NSTIs. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on all subjects presenting with NSTI at an academic medical center between 2005 and 2016. Patients were identified based on ICD codes. Those under the age of 18 or with intraoperative findings not consistent with NSTI diagnosis were excluded...
May 22, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789186/a-population-based-assessment-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-brachial-plexus-injuries
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Sarah M Yannascoli, Dustin Stwalley, Mohammed J Saeed, Margaret A Olsen, Christopher J Dy
PURPOSE: Reactive depression and anxiety are common after major life changes such as brachial plexus injuries (BPI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors for coded depression and coded anxiety among patients with BPI using a national database of commercial insurance claims. METHODS: We used the Truven MarketScan database from 2007 to 2013 to identify commercially insured patients aged 18 to 64 years who underwent BPI surgery. For comparison, a control group without BPI was frequency-matched 10:1 by age group, sex, number of provider visits, and length of insurance enrollment...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788886/novel-pharmacotherapeutic-approaches-in-treatment-of-alcohol-addiction
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Rashidi Mohamed Pakri Mohamad, Jaya Kumar, Shihab Udin Ahmad, Isa Naina Mohamed
In the past two decades, the search for novel pharmacotherapies to treat alcohol addiction been a global endeavour. This has resulted in several drugs that have been approved and successfully marketed for public use while some are still in the testing phase. These pharmacological agents, though effective for the treatment of alcoholism, are not without shortcomings; such as abuse potential, serious mental and physical adverse effects, interaction with alcohol and also poor metabolism and excretion. As more is being understood about the neurobiology of alcohol addiction as well as the unique pharmacological action of these drugs, new agents are evaluated for potential benefits when used as a adjunct in combination therapy...
May 22, 2018: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788077/irgm-gene-variants-modify-the-relationship-between-visceral-adipose-tissue-and-nafld-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Tracey G Simon, Kimberley W J Van Der Sloot, Samantha B Chin, Amit D Joshi, Paul Lochhead, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan, Ramnik Xavier, Raymond T Chung, Hamed Khalili
Background: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly recognized comorbidity in Crohn's disease (CD), but the mechanisms are poorly understood. Autophagy is a highly conserved process regulating innate immunity that contributes to CD susceptibility. Emerging data suggest that variants in the autophagy-governing IRGM gene may contribute to the accumulation of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and hepatic fat. Our objective was to characterize the relationship between VAT, IRGM gene variants, and NAFLD risk in patients with CD...
May 18, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787293/compulsive-sexual-behavior-a-twelve-step-therapeutic-approach
#9
Yaniv Efrati, Mateusz Gola
Background and aims Sexuality is natural to human life and inseparable from it, yet some individuals develop compulsive sexual behavior (CSB). Many individuals with CSB seek treatment in free self-support groups based on the twelve-step program. This program was extensively studied in substance abuse disorders (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous), but little is known about its efficiency in CSB. Methods We "assesed" questionnaire data on sociodemographical-, psychological-, and recovery-related factors from 97 male participants of Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) programs in Israel...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785046/relation-between-hypertension-and-erectile-dysfunction-a-meta-analysisof-cross-section-studies
#10
Xiao-Yan Wang, Wei Huang, Yong Zhang
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a wide spread and troublesome problem in aging men. Many analyses of hypertensive patients suggest that the prevalence of ED in hypertensive populations is even higher. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the relation between hypertension and ED. A literature review was performed to identify all cross-section studies about hypertension and erectile dysfunction. Sources included MEDLINE and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015. The reference lists of the retrieved studies were also investigated, and a meta-analysis were conducted...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784383/sensitive-and-simple-determination-of-zwitterionic-morphine-in-human-urine-based-on-liquid-liquid-micro-extraction-coupled-with-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
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Borong Yu, Chentai Cao, Pan Li, Mei Mao, Qiwen Xie, Liangbao Yang
Morphine, a kind of illicit drugs, is also one of the main heroin metabolites. In consideration of a noninvasive way to monitor and identify drug abuse during forensic cases, the urine samples are usually detected. Here, colloidal gold nanorods (Au NRs) were introduced to act as active substrate, because of the strong optical extinction and spectral tunability of the longitudinal surface plasmon resonance (SPR). Thus, well surface-enhanced Raman spectra of morphine even at low concentrations could be obtained by portable Raman spectrometer...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783922/lethal-phlegmonous-colitis
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John D Gilbert, Roger W Byard
A 52-year-old man died soon after admission to hospital with a severe metabolic acidosis and likely sepsis. He had a past history of alcohol abuse with withdrawal seizures. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed thickened bowel loops but no obvious ischaemic changes, and a blood culture yielded a pure growth of Escherichia coli. At autopsy, the liver showed well-established micro-nodular cirrhosis with steatosis. The peritoneal cavity contained 200 mL of turbid yellow-brown fluid, and the caecum and ascending colon were unusually thickened...
January 1, 2018: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783244/some-features-of-the-behavior-of-alcohol-dependent-persons
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Ihor М Karpinets, Oksana V Marusyn
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Alcoholism is characterized by psychological dependence and changes in human behavior, which affects the person's relationship with the social environment. The aim: to determine the behavior of alcohol dependent persons basing on the retrospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: On the basis of narcological offices of healthcare establishments and narcological clinic in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, 552 people being in follow-up by a narcologist as addicted or abused have been examined for a specially developed extended program based on a standardized AUDIT screening test...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783219/-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-cholelithiasis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-by-gender
#14
Natalya I Dyakiv-Koreiba
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Today, diabetes is considered a factor that provokes the development of bile duct disease. Cholelithiasis is associated with such risk factors as aging, high body mass index, female sex, genetic predisposition, alcohol abuse, high concentration of triglycerides and cholesterol, low density lipoprotein in blood plasma The aim of the work is to analyze the clinical and laboratory features of the pathology of the gall bladder in patients with type 2 diabetes, depending on the sex...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783046/bacterial-community-of-industrial-raw-sausage-packaged-in-modified-atmosphere-throughout-the-shelf-life
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Stefano Raimondi, Maria Rosaria Nappi, Tiziana Maria Sirangelo, Alan Leonardi, Alberto Amaretti, Alessandro Ulrici, Rudy Magnani, Chiara Montanari, Giulia Tabanelli, Fausto Gardini, Maddalena Rossi
Ten lots of industrial raw sausages in modified atmosphere (CO2 30%, O2 70%), produced in the same plant over 7 months, were analyzed at the day after production (S samples) and at the end of shelf life (E samples), after 12 days storage at 7 °C to simulate thermal abuse. Quality of the products was generally compromised by storage at 7 °C, with only 3 E samples without alterations. During the shelf life, the pH decreased for the accumulation of acetic and lactic acids. A few biogenic amines accumulated, remaining below acceptable limits...
April 28, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782045/revisiting-the-table-2-fallacy-a-motivating-example-examining-preeclampsia-and-preterm-birth
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Gretchen Bandoli, Kristin Palmsten, Christina D Chambers, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski, Rebecca J Baer, Caroline A Thompson
BACKGROUND: A "Table Fallacy," as coined by Westreich and Greenland, reports multiple adjusted effect estimates from a single model. This practice, which remains common in published literature, can be problematic when different types of effect estimates are presented together in a single table. The purpose of this paper is to quantitatively illustrate this potential for misinterpretation with an example estimating the effects of preeclampsia on preterm birth. METHODS: We analysed a retrospective population-based cohort of 2 963 888 singleton births in California between 2007 and 2012...
May 21, 2018: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780850/canada-wide-epidemic-of-emm74-group-a-streptococcus-invasive-disease
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Sarah Teatero, Allison McGeer, Gregory J Tyrrell, Linda Hoang, Hanan Smadi, Marc-Christian Domingo, Paul N Levett, Michael Finkelstein, Ken Dewar, Agron Plevneshi, Taryn B T Athey, Jonathan B Gubbay, Michael R Mulvey, Irene Martin, Walter Demczuk, Nahuel Fittipaldi
Background: The number of invasive group A Streptococcus (iGAS) infections due to hitherto extremely rare type emm74 strains has increased in several Canadian provinces since late 2015. We hypothesized that the cases recorded in the different provinces are linked and caused by strains of an emm74 clone that recently emerged and expanded explosively. Methods: We analyzed both active and passive surveillance data for iGAS infections and used whole-genome sequencing to investigate the phylogenetic relationships of the emm74 strains responsible for these invasive infections country-wide...
May 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780204/the-short-term-dynamics-of-peers-and-delinquent-behavior-an-analysis-of-bi-weekly-changes-within-a-high-school-student-network
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Frank M Weerman, Pamela Wilcox, Christopher J Sullivan
Objectives: To analyze short-term changes in peer affiliations, offending behavior and routine activities in order to evaluate three different processes: peer selection, peer socialization and situational peer influences. Methods: The short-term longitudinal TEENS study was conducted among a cohort of students from one mid-sized high school in Kentucky, as part of the larger Rural Substance Abuse and Violence Project. The study sample consists of one complete network of 155 ninth graders who completed surveys about their peer affiliations, routine activities and offending behaviors over the course of five waves of data collection during the beginning of the school year...
2018: Journal of Quantitative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779515/health-care-of-sexual-minority-women
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REVIEW
Susan Jo Roberts
Sexual minority women may be invisible in health care settings unless practitioners ask every patient about sexual attractions/behaviors and identity. Sexual minority women need to feel comfortable and able to share information about their sexual identity, partners, and lives. No medical diagnoses are found more commonly in sexual minority women, but problems such as overweight/obesity, increased tobacco and alcohol use, increased mental health problems, and a past history of childhood sexual abuse are common...
June 2018: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779198/redeveloping-substance-abuse-treatment-for-military-personnel
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REVIEW
Christian Schrader, Antoinette Lenton, Peter Gertonson, Alexander Rahimi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the prevailing evidence surrounding treatment of substance use disorder (SUD), with specific focus on alcohol, tobacco, and prescription opiates, and how it informs guidelines for treating active duty military. We survey the evidence regarding preventive screening, treatment, and relapse prevention in substance misuse as it pertains to patient-centered care of the service member. RECENT FINDINGS: Holistic, patient-centered care with an emphasis on identifying maladaptive use or dependence prior to progression to chronic disease is now recognized as the evidenced approach to treating substance use disorders...
May 19, 2018: Current Psychiatry Reports
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