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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160944/ketogenic-diet-suppresses-alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome-in-rats
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Ditte Dencker, Anna Molander, Morgane Thomsen, Chantal Schlumberger, Gitta Wortwein, Pia Weikop, Helene Benveniste, Nora D Volkow, Anders Fink-Jensen
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorder is under-diagnosed and under-treated, and up to 50% of alcohol abstinent patients diagnosed with alcohol dependence relapse within the first year of treatment. Current treatments for the maintenance of alcohol abstinence in patients with alcohol use disorder have limited efficacy, and there is an urgent need for novel treatment strategies. Decreased cerebral glucose metabolism and increased brain uptake of acetate was recently reported in heavy drinkers, relative to controls...
November 21, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160087/glyoxalase-1-modulation-in-obesity-and-diabetes
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Naila Rabbani, Paul J Thornalley
SIGNIFICANCE: Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus are increasing globally. There is also increasing associated complications, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and vascular complications of diabetes. There is currently no licensed treatment for NAFLD and no recent treatments for diabetic complications. New approaches are required, particularly addressing mechanism-based risk factors for health decline and disease progression. Recent advances: Dicarbonyl stress is the abnormal accumulation of reactive dicarbonyl metabolites such as methylglyoxal leading to cell and tissue dysfunction...
November 21, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136089/nutritional-status-during-inpatient-alcohol-detoxification
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Marie-Astrid Gautron, Frank Questel, Michel Lejoyeux, Frank Bellivier, Florence Vorspan
Aims: As low rates of thiamine are thought to be implicated in alcohol-related cognitive disorders, we wanted to assess patients with alcohol use disorders (AUD) during detoxification for their nutritional status and test if vitamins blood levels were associated with a surrogate of cognitive impairment. Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of medical records of 94 consecutive patients hospitalized for alcohol detoxification in a specialized addiction medicine department...
November 9, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129047/hepaprotective-effect-of-standardized-ecklonia-stolonifera-formulation-on-ccl%C3%A2-induced-liver-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Jae-Hyuk Byun, Jun Kim, Se-Young Choung
The liver is an essential organ for the detoxification of exogenous xenobiotics, drugs and toxic substances. The incidence rate of non-alcoholic liver injury increases due to dietary habit change and drug use increase. Our previous study demonstrated that Ecklonia stolonifera (ES) formulation has hepatoprotective effect against alcohol-induced liver injury in rat and tacrine-induced hepatotoxicity in HepG2 cells. This present study was designated to elucidate hepatoprotective effects of ES formulation against carbon tetrachloride (CCl₄)-induced liver injury in Sprague Dawley rat...
November 13, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126911/why-mdma-therapy-for-alcohol-use-disorder-and-why-now
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Ben Sessa
Alcohol use disorder represents a serious clinical, social and personal burden on its sufferers and a significant financial strain on society. Current treatments, both psychological and pharmacological are poor, with high rates of relapse after medical detoxification and dedicated treatment programs. The earliest historical roots of psychedelic drug-assisted psychotherapy in the 1950s were associated with Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)-assisted psychotherapy to treat what was then called, alcoholism. But results were varied and psychedelic therapy with LSD and other 'classical' psychedelics fell out of favour in the wake of socio-political pressures and cultural changes...
November 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093690/distress-response-to-the-failure-to-an-insoluble-anagrams-task-maladaptive-emotion-regulation-strategies-in-binge-drinking-students
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Marie Poncin, Nicolas Vermeulen, Philippe de Timary
Background: Emotion regulation refers to the attempt to influence the latency, magnitude, and duration of an emotion, and to modify the experiential, behavioral, or physiological components of the emotional response. In situations of personal failure, individuals, and in particular those who present a tendency to self-focus, may experience intense emotional distress. Individuals who lack proper adaptive emotion regulation strategies may engage in activities leading to immediate pleasure, such as alcohol drinking, in order to escape the self-relevance of emotional experiences...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072738/correlations-in-the-elemental-and-metabolic-profiles-of-the-lichen-dirinaria-picta-after-road-traffic-exposure
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Xulei Huang, Lei Wang, Anna Karen Carrasco Laserna, Sam Fong Yau Li
Lichens can be used as cost-effective biomonitors of elements from road traffic in the urban environment. However, the nature of comprehensive interactions between hazardous heavy metals from road traffic and lichen metabolites remains unclear. In this study, elemental and metabolic profiles of the lichen Dirinaria picta after exposure to road traffic for 3 months in 9 sites of Singapore city were investigated. Concentrations of 34 elements reveal strong correlations among each other and a general increase with traffic exposure level...
November 15, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045753/association-between-the-rs1229984-polymorphism-in-the-alcohol-dehydrogenase-b-adh1b-gene-and-risk-for-restless-legs-syndrome
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Félix Javier Jiménez-Jiménez, Javier Gómez-Tabales, Hortensia Alonso-Navarro, Martín Zurdo, Laura Turpín-Fenoll, Jorge Millán-Pascual, Teresa Adeva-Bartolomé, Esther Cubo, Francisco Navacerrada, Ana Rojo-Sebastián, Lluisa Rubio, Mónica Díez-Fairén, Pau Pastor, Marisol Calleja, José Francisco Plaza-Nieto, Belén Pilo-de-la-Fuente, Margarita Arroyo-Solera, Esteban García-Albea, José A G Agúndez, Elena García-Martín
Background/Objective: Several studies have raised the possibility of an association between alcohol consumption and the risk of developing restless legs syndrome (RLS). Moreover, an important percentage of patients under alcohol detoxification therapy develop RLS symptoms fulfil the criteria for idiopathic RLS during alcohol withdrawal. We have aimed to establish the possible association between 2 common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the alcohol-dehydrogenase 1B (ADH1B) gene, and the risk for RLS...
October 16, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045249/inhaled-loxapine-for-agitation-in-intoxicated-patients-a-case-series
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Carlos Roncero, Elena Ros-Cucurull, Raúl Felipe Palma-Álvarez, Alfonso Carlos Abad, Christian Fadeuilhe, Miquel Casas, Lara Grau-López
OBJECTIVES: Episodes of agitation are frequent in intoxicated patients who have a substance use disorder, a psychiatric disorder or both (dual diagnosis). For managing the agitation, it is necessary to act promptly in a safe environment and addressing any underlying etiology. Inhaled loxapine improves symptoms of agitation in adults with psychiatric disorders (eg, schizophrenia) within 10 minutes of administration. Recently, some reports have documented the usefulness of loxapine in dual diagnoses patients with agitation...
November 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042778/motivation-to-change-and-posttreatment-temptation-to-drink-a-multicenter-study-among-alcohol-dependent-patients
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Elena Fiabane, Marcella Ottonello, Valeria Zavan, Caterina Pistarini, Ines Giorgi
BACKGROUND: An inpatient 28-day rehabilitation program for alcohol dependence is focused on detoxification, enhancing motivation to change, and coping strategies for the management of emotional distress and temptation to drink. The aims of the present study were to investigate 1) changes over time in motivation to change, anxiety, and depression in individuals undergoing residential rehabilitation treatment for alcohol addiction, and 2) which pretreatment factors are associated with posttreatment temptation to drink...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034432/ykl071w-from-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-encodes-a-novel-aldehyde-reductase-for-detoxification-of-glycolaldehyde-and-furfural-derived-from-lignocellulose
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Hanyu Wang, Yidan Ouyang, Chang Zhou, Difan Xiao, Yaping Guo, Lan Wu, Xi Li, Yunfu Gu, Quanju Xiang, Ke Zhao, Xiumei Yu, Likou Zou, Menggen Ma
Aldehydes generated as by-products during the pretreatment of lignocellulose are the key inhibitors to Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is considered as the most promising microorganism for industrial production of biofuel, xylitol as well as other special chemicals from lignocellulose. S. cerevisiae has the inherent ability to in situ detoxify aldehydes to corresponding alcohols by multiple aldehyde reductases. Herein, we report that an uncharacterized open reading frame YKL071W from S. cerevisiae encodes a novel "classical" short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) protein with NADH-dependent enzymatic activities for reduction of furfural (FF), glycolaldehyde (GA), formaldehyde (FA), and benzaldehyde (BZA)...
December 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034428/heterogeneous-electro-fenton-catalyst-for-1-butylpyridinium-chloride-degradation
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Jessica Meijide, Marta Pazos, Maria Ángeles Sanromán
The application of the electro-Fenton process for organic compound mineralisation has been widely reported over the past years. However, operational problems related to the use of soluble iron salt as a homogeneous catalyst involve the development of novel catalysts that are able to operate in a wide pH range. For this purpose, polyvinyl alcohol-alginate beads, containing goethite as iron, were synthesised and evaluated as heterogeneous electro-Fenton catalyst for 1-butylpyridinium chloride mineralisation. The influence of catalyst dosage and pH solution on ionic liquid degradation was analysed, achieving almost total oxidation after 60 min under optimal conditions (2 g/L catalyst concentration and pH 3)...
October 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032388/ethanol-metabolism-varies-with-hypoxia-tolerance-in-ten-cyprinid-species
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Rashpal S Dhillon, Milica Mandic, Lili Yao, Zhen-Dong Cao, Shi-Jian Fu, Colin J Brauner, Yuxiang S Wang, Jeffrey G Richards
During periods of severe hypoxia or anoxia, Carassius spp. are known for their ability to produce ethanol as their anaerobic end product, which diffuses into the environment thereby reducing the osmotic and acidotic load associated with "anaerobic" glycolysis. However, the relationship between alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activities, key ethanol metabolizing enzymes, and hypoxia tolerance among Carassius spp. and their closely related non-ethanol-producing cyprinids remains unclear...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029205/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-triatoma-infestans-hemiptera-reduviidae-integument
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Gustavo M Calderón-Fernández, Débora E Moriconi, Andrea B Dulbecco, M Patricia Juárez
The insect integument, formed by the cuticle and the underlying epidermis, is essential for insect fitness, regulation of lipid biosynthesis and storage, insect growth and feeding, together with development progress. Its participation in insecticide resistance has also been outlined. Triatoma infestans Klug (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is one of the major vectors of Chagas disease in South America; however, genomic data are scarce. In this study, we performed a transcriptome analysis of the nymph integument in order to identify which genes are expressed and their putative role...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016275/effectiveness-of-psychoanalytic-interactional-group-therapy-vs-behavioral-group-therapy-in-routine-outpatient-treatment-of-alcohol-dependent-patients
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Peter W Nyhuis, Eva Niederhofer, Norbert Scherbaum, Fabrizio Schifano, Udo Bonnet, Nikolai Dembski, Anna Niederhofer, Michael Specka, Meike Tenbergen
BACKGROUND: The cognitive behavioral therapy has been extensively investigated to assess relapse prevention rates in patients with alcohol dependence. In contrast, only little is known regarding the effectiveness of psychoanalytical psychotherapy in relapse prevention, although this treatment is widely used and especially so in Germany. The aim of this quasi-randomized study was to compare the effectiveness of these two group treatments' approaches under the condition of routine outpatient treatment in a non-university hospital...
October 10, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988003/folate-deficiency-in-patients-seeking-treatment-of-alcohol-use-disorder
#16
Arantza Sanvisens, Paola Zuluaga, Miriam Pineda, Daniel Fuster, Ferran Bolao, Jordi Juncà, Jordi Tor, Robert Muga
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional deficiency is frequent in patients with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). We aimed to analyze serum and erythrocyte folate deficiency in a case series of patients that initiated treatment of AUD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study in patients admitted for detoxification between 2007 and 2015 was performed. Sociodemographic characteristics, history of alcohol consumption, type of alcohol, and medical co-morbidity were assessed at admission...
November 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984747/thirty-versus-ten-day-diazepam-treatment-for-alcohol-detoxification-and-a-comparison-of-drinking-patterns-craving-and-anxiety-for-up-to-12-weeks-a-proof-of-concept-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicolas Simioni, Julien Labreuche, Hélène Behal, Olivier Cottencin, Benjamin Rolland
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a prolonged detoxification treatment could decrease the relapse rate at 3 months after alcohol cessation in alcohol-dependent individuals through decreasing the levels of postdetoxification craving and anxiety. METHODS: Twenty-six adult patients with alcohol dependence (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision) who began an outpatient alcohol cessation program with an initial drinking goal of abstinence were enrolled in a 3-month, parallel, randomized (1:1 ratio), controlled, open-label, pilot trial...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969796/induction-of-the-pdh-bypass-and-upregulation-of-the-aldh7b4-in-plants-treated-with-herbicides-inhibiting-amino-acid-biosynthesis
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Miriam Gil-Monreal, Ana Zabalza, Tagnon D Missihoun, Peter Dörmann, Dorothea Bartels, Mercedes Royuela
Imazamox and glyphosate represent two classes of herbicides that inhibit the activity of acetohydroxyacid synthase in the branched-chain amino acid biosynthesis pathway and the activity of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase in the aromatic amino acid biosynthesis pathway, respectively. However, it is still unclear how imazamox and glyphosate lead to plant death. Both herbicides inhibit amino-acid biosynthesis and were found to induce ethanol fermentation in plants, but an Arabidopsis mutant deficient in alcohol dehydrogenase 1 was neither more susceptible nor more resistant than the wild-type to the herbicides...
November 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952825/traumatic-experiences-revictimization-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-german-inpatients-treated-for-alcohol-dependence
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Johanna Grundmann, Tania M Lincoln, Daniel Lüdecke, Sönke Bong, Bernd Schulte, Uwe Verthein, Ingo Schäfer
BACKGROUND: Traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are prevalent in patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and affect its course and outcome. Prior prevalence reports are limited by the inclusion of individuals with additional substance use disorders (SUDs), a focus on childhood events only and the use of self-ratings only. OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of traumatic experiences, revictimization and PTSD in inpatients treated for alcohol dependence without other SUD, emphasizing interpersonal violence across the whole lifespan...
September 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912995/coprophagia-and-entomophagia-in-a-patient-with-alcohol-related-dementia
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João B Fonseca, Pedro Morgado
Coprophagia and entomophagia are two phenomena not commonly reported in the medical literature and their occurrence is usually associated with mental disorders. We present the case of a 59-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse who was evaluated due to cognitive deterioration and disturbed eating habits including feces and living insects. Organic causes were ruled out and an important cognitive impairment became evident on neuropsychological formal test. The behavior remitted after antipsychotic pharmacologic therapy and alcohol detoxification, leaving the diagnostic impression of alcohol related dementia...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
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