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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904918/evaluation-of-genetic-polymorphisms-in-glutathione-s-transferase-theta1-glutathione-s-transferase-mu1-and-glutathione-s-transferase-mu3-in-oral-leukoplakia-and-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-deleterious-habits-using-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Ayyagari Kameswara Rao, Peela Parameswar, Sumit Majumdar, Divya Uppala, Sreekanth Kotina, Naga Himabindu Vennamaneni
CONTEXT: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth most common cancer in the world. As per previous studies, most patients who develop oral cancer are elderly males who are heavy users of tobacco and alcohol; however, the incidence is increasing in younger individuals and in those who neither smoke nor drink. Many of the genes that code for the detoxification enzymes are polymorphic with abnormal activity profiles. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of development of oral leukoplakia (OLP) and OSCC in glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms genes in the east coast of Andhra Pradesh population with tobacco consumption habit and habit-free controls using polymerase chain reaction (PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism)...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884605/nanomedicines-a-theranostic-approach-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Afreen Usmani, Anuradha Mishra, Mohd Ahmad
The liver is an imperative organ of tremendous importance concerned with maintenance of metabolic functions and detoxification of exogenous and endogenous challenges like xenobiotics, viral infections and chronic alcoholism. Liver diseases particularly hepatitis B virus infections, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma continue to pose a significant health challenge worldwide due to the lack of therapeutic management options besides liver resection and transplantation. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide...
September 8, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880351/-refeeding-syndrome-during-alcohol-detoxification
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J J S Rutten, H Post, G H de Weert-van Oene, V J A Buwalda
Refeeding syndrome (RS) can occur when malnourished patients are reintroduced to carbohydrates. The symptoms are caused by a combination of electrolyte shifts and fluid retention. Symptoms are wide-ranging; some patients may suffer from harmless muscle cramps, others from more severe neurological and cardiological symptoms that can even lead to death. Although alcohol dependence is a risk factor for the development of RS, little attention is being given to this problem in addiction treatment. In this article we report a case of RS that occurred during alcohol detoxification...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854707/changes-in-pro-inflammatory-markers-in-detoxifying-chronic-alcohol-abusers-divided-by-lesch-typology-reflect-cognitive-dysfunction
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Catherine Hanak, Janaina Benoit, Lauriane Fabry, Matthieu Hein, Paul Verbanck, Philippe de Witte, Henriette Walter, David T Dexter, Roberta J Ward
Aim: To investigate pro-inflammatory markers in the blood and associate with cognitive impairment. Methods: Il-6 and ferritin were assayed in the blood of 27 patients, divided according to Lesch typology, at the commencement and after 21 days of detoxification, together with a battery of cognitive tests. Results: A significantly higher mean level of IL-6 was present in the blood of patients with Lesch typology 1 compared to the other typologies 2 and 3 on admission to the Detoxification Ward which did not alter significantly after detoxification...
September 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852237/a-study-of-patterns-of-platelet-counts-in-alcohol-withdrawal
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Devavrat G Harshe, Harshal Thadasare, Sagar B Karia, Avinash De Sousa, Rashmin M Cholera, Sanjiv S Kale, Omkar S Mate, Nilesh Shah
AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the patterns of platelet counts during the course of alcohol withdrawal and its relationship if any with liver enzymes. METHODOLOGY: Forty consecutive patients, with alcohol dependence according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-fourth edition, Text Revision criteria, willing for a 10-day inpatient detoxification program and presenting within 12 h of the last consumption of alcohol were recruited in the study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836712/religious-coping-in-patients-with-severe-substance-use-disorders-receiving-acute-inpatient-detoxification
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Morgan M Medlock, David H Rosmarin, Hilary S Connery, Margaret L Griffin, Roger D Weiss, Sterling L Karakula, R Kathryn McHugh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Religious coping, one of the most widely studied components of spirituality among psychiatric populations, has rarely been addressed in patients with severe substance use disorders (SUD). The aim of our study was to elucidate whether religious coping is related to symptom expression and mutual-help participation. METHODS: Self-reported religious coping was assessed in individuals sequentially admitted to a private psychiatric hospital for inpatient detoxification...
August 24, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811950/autoscopic-hallucination-in-alcohol-dependence-syndrome-a-rare-or-missed-phenomenon
#8
Sulochana Joshi, Binita Thapa, Rabi Shakya
Autoscopic phenomenon, a psychic illusionary duplication of one's own self, has been the subject of interest in the literature and science for years. It has been reported in various diseases of the central nervous system but with an unknown mechanism. Hallucinations are a common presentation in alcohol dependence syndrome during delirium tremens and as induced disorder. However, autoscopic hallucination has been rarely reported in the cases of alcohol dependence. We present a case of a 40-year-old man who experienced autoscopic hallucination during the withdrawal state of alcohol...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792620/cut-point-levels-of-phosphatidylethanol-to-identify-alcohol-misuse-in-a-mixed-cohort-including-critically-ill-patients
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Majid Afshar, Ellen L Burnham, Cara Joyce, Brendan J Clark, Meagan Yong, Jeannette Gaydos, Richard S Cooper, Gordon S Smith, Elizabeth J Kovacs, Erin M Lowery
BACKGROUND: Although alcohol misuse is associated with deleterious outcomes in critically ill patients, its detection by either self-report or examination of biomarkers is difficult to obtain consistently. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is a direct alcohol biomarker that can characterize alcohol consumption patterns; however, its diagnostic accuracy in identifying misuse in critically ill patients is unknown. METHODS: PEth values were obtained in a mixed cohort comprised of 122 individuals from medical and burn intensive care units (n=33), alcohol detoxification unit (n=51), and healthy volunteers (n=38)...
August 9, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767647/differential-spontaneous-recovery-across-cognitive-abilities-during-detoxification-period-in-alcohol-dependence
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Géraldine Petit, Olivier Luminet, Mariana Cordovil de Sousa Uva, Alexis Zorbas, Pierre Maurage, Philippe de Timary
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of consensus regarding the extent to which cognitive dysfunctions may recover upon cessation of alcohol intake by alcohol-dependents (AD), and the divergent findings are most likely due to methodological differences between the various studies. The present study was aimed at conducting a very strict longitudinal study of cognitive recovery in terms of assessment points, the duration of abstinence, control of age and duration of the addiction, and by use of individual analyses in addition to mean group comparisons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763626/virtual-morris-task-responses-in-individuals-in-an-abstinence-phase-from-alcohol
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Mauro Ceccanti, Giovanna Coriale, Derek Hamilton, Valentina Carito, Roberto Coccurello, Bruna Scalese, Stefania Ciafre', Claudia Codazzo, Marisa Patrizia Messina, George Chaldakov, Marco Fiore
The present study was aimed at examining spatial learning and memory in 33 men and 12 women with alcohol use disorder (AUD) undergoing ethanol detoxification by using a virtual Morris task. As controls, we recruited 29 men and 10 women among episodic drinkers without a history of alcohol addiction and/or alcohol related diseases. Elevated latency to the first movement in all trials was observed only in AUD persons, furthermore, control women had higher latencies compared to control men. Increased time spent to reach the hidden platform in the learning phase was found for women of both groups compared to men, in particular during trial 3...
August 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753905/efficient-removal-and-environmentally-benign-detoxification-of-cr-vi-in-aqueous-solutions-by-zr-iv-cross-linking-chitosan-magnetic-microspheres
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Xiumei Chen, Wengang Zhang, Xueli Luo, Fan Zhao, Yixuan Li, Ronghua Li, Zhonghong Li
Zirconium(IV) cross-linking chitosan (CTS) magnetic microspheres (Fe3O4@Zr-CTS) as a recoverable adsorbent were synthesized through the coordination reaction between zirconium oxychloride and CTS biopolymeric matrix for efficient adsorption and simultaneous detoxification of hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), in aqueous solutions. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) confirmed the formation of core@shell magnetite microspheres. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) verified the crosslinking of Zr(IV) to CTS on the microspheres...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729482/brca1-and-brca2-tumor-suppressors-protect-against-endogenous-acetaldehyde-toxicity
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Eliana Mc Tacconi, Xianning Lai, Cecilia Folio, Manuela Porru, Gijs Zonderland, Sophie Badie, Johanna Michl, Irene Sechi, Mélanie Rogier, Verónica Matía García, Ankita Sati Batra, Oscar M Rueda, Peter Bouwman, Jos Jonkers, Anderson Ryan, Bernardo Reina-San-Martin, Joannie Hui, Nelson Tang, Alejandra Bruna, Annamaria Biroccio, Madalena Tarsounas
Maintenance of genome integrity requires the functional interplay between Fanconi anemia (FA) and homologous recombination (HR) repair pathways. Endogenous acetaldehyde, a product of cellular metabolism, is a potent source of DNA damage, particularly toxic to cells and mice lacking the FA protein FANCD2. Here, we investigate whether HR-compromised cells are sensitive to acetaldehyde, similarly to FANCD2-deficient cells. We demonstrate that inactivation of HR factors BRCA1, BRCA2, or RAD51 hypersensitizes cells to acetaldehyde treatment, in spite of the FA pathway being functional...
July 20, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692121/molecular-analysis-of-the-gstt1-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-clinical-manifestation-of-atherosclerosis
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J V M Martins, D A Rodrigues, K S F Silva, I R Costa, M H Lagares, F L Campedelli, A M Barbosa, M P Morais, K K V O Moura
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease formed by the accumulation of lipids in the innermost layer and large-caliber artery (tunica intima). This accumulation, along with platelet factors, stimulates the proliferation of muscle cells in this region. Over than 400 genes may be related to the pathology since they regulate endothelial function, coagulation, inflammation, metabolism of amino acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Glutathione S-transferases (GST) are enzymes that catalyze the polymorphic detoxification of metabolites produced by oxidative stress within the cells, which is induced by reactive oxygen species...
July 6, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676908/clostridium-species-strain-boh3-tolerates-and-transforms-inhibitors-from-horticulture-waste-hydrolysates
#15
Yu Yan, Jianzhong He
Conversion of lignocellulosic hydrolysate to biofuels is impeded by the toxic effects of inhibitors that are generated during pretreatment and hydrolysis processes. Here we describe a wild-type Clostridium sp. strain BOH3 with high tolerance to the lignocellulose-derived inhibitors and its capability to transform these inhibitors. Strain BOH3 is capable of tolerating over 60 mM furfural, 60 mM hydroxymethylfurfural, and 6.6 mM vanillin, respectively, and is able to convert 53.74 ± 0.37 mM furfural into furfuryl alcohol within 90 h...
July 4, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655819/functional-role-of-lanthanides-in-enzymatic-activity-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-dependent-alcohol-dehydrogenases-in-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440
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Matthias Wehrmann, Patrick Billard, Audrey Martin-Meriadec, Asfaw Zegeye, Janosch Klebensberger
The oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes is crucial for detoxification and efficient catabolism of various volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Thus, many Gram-negative bacteria have evolved periplasmic oxidation systems based on pyrroloquinoline quinone-dependent alcohol dehydrogenases (PQQ-ADHs) that are often functionally redundant. Here we report the first description and characterization of a lanthanide-dependent PQQ-ADH (PedH) in a nonmethylotrophic bacterium based on the use of purified enzymes from the soil-dwelling model organism Pseudomonas putida KT2440...
June 27, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642875/rapid-elimination-of-blood-alcohol-using-erythrocytes-mathematical-modeling-and-in-vitro-study
#17
Yuliya G Alexandrovich, Elena A Kosenko, Elena I Sinauridze, Sergey I Obydennyi, Igor I Kireev, Fazoil I Ataullakhanov, Yuriy G Kaminsky
Erythrocytes (RBCs) loaded with alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALD) can metabolize plasma ethanol and acetaldehyde but with low efficiency. We investigated the rate-limiting factors in ethanol oxidation by these enzymes loaded into RBCs. Mathematical modeling and in vitro experiments on human RBCs loaded simultaneously with ADH and ALD (by hypoosmotic dialysis) were performed. The simulation showed that the rate of nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) generation in RBC glycolysis, but not the activities of the loaded enzymes, is the rate-limiting step in external ethanol oxidation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639210/-oxytocin-and-the-mechanisms-of-alcohol-dependence
#18
REVIEW
Till Faehrmann, Gerald Zernig, Sergei Mechtcheriakov
One of the crucial purposes of treating alcohol-dependent patients is to enhance their ability to stay abstinent after detoxification therapy. Anxiety and stress vulnerability are the main factors provoking alcohol craving and relapse. In the first months of abstinence, alcohol-dependent patients frequently show sleep disturbances, irritability and depression, indicating chronic activation of stress pathways. In addition, the loss of confidence in interpersonal interactions results in social withdrawal and reduced willingness to participate in therapeutic programs...
June 21, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621706/nada-ear-acupuncture-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-improve-and-maintain-positive-outcomes-in-substance-abuse-treatment
#19
Kenneth Carter, Michelle Olshan-Perlmutter, Jonathan Marx, Janet F Martini, Simon B Cairns
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol (NADA) is an adjunctive therapy using 1 to 5 invariant ear acupuncture/acupressure points. This is a randomized prospective study to determine if NADA plus traditional treatment enhance outcomes: quality of life, depression, anxiety and abstinence from substance abuse. There were 100 patients enrolled in the Keystone Substance Abuse Services-Winthrop University Department of Sociology and Anthropology NADA study. All patients completed Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES) prior to starting the program and at program completion...
June 16, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609721/broken-lives-fights-fractures-and-motor-vehicle-accidents-among-heroin-users-entering-detoxification
#20
Michael D Stein, Bradley J Anderson, Genie L Bailey
BACKGROUND: The lives of persons who use illicit substances are filled with physical adversities and negative outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) the frequency of substance-related fights, fractures, and driving accidents in the past year among heroin users entering an inpatient detoxification program, and 2) to determine demographic and recent substance use factors associated with the most common of these physical traumas. METHODS: Between May 2015 and December 2015, we surveyed 433 persons entering a short-term inpatient detoxification program that reported heroin use in the last month and recorded their experiences of physical traumas in the last year...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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