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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140469/superdrug2-a-one-stop-resource-for-approved-marketed-drugs
#1
Vishal B Siramshetty, Oliver Andreas Eckert, Björn-Oliver Gohlke, Andrean Goede, Qiaofeng Chen, Prashanth Devarakonda, Saskia Preissner, Robert Preissner
Regular monitoring of drug regulatory agency web sites and similar resources for information on new drug approvals and changes to legal status of marketed drugs is impractical. It requires navigation through several resources to find complete information about a drug as none of the publicly accessible drug databases provide all features essential to complement in silico drug discovery. Here, we propose SuperDRUG2 (http://cheminfo.charite.de/superdrug2) as a comprehensive knowledge-base of approved and marketed drugs...
November 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135117/what-is-the-connection-between-serum-phosphorus-cancer-and-heroin-a-medical-hypothesis-based-on-observational-studies
#2
Vassilis Kouloulias, Christos-David Papaloucas, Aristofanis Papaloucas
Considering the results of a previous study in which 2321 regular heroin addicts who died without having stopped taking the drug since they had started - from various causes but none from cancer, may mean something. Our first thought was: Can't we hypothesize, reinforcing our previous view that heroin is a "barrier" against cancer and as the user gets in the methadone program he/she lacks the "barrier" and therefore is liable to develop cancer? We have already reported that the amount of blood phosphorus in heroin addicted is significantly lower than in healthy ones...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118203/condom-use-behaviour-among-people-living-with-hiv-a-seven-country-community-based-participatory-research-in-the-asia-pacific-region
#3
Keshab Deuba, Verena Kohlbrenner, Sushil Koirala, Anna Mia Ekström
OBJECTIVES: We examined the prevalence of inconsistent condom use and its correlates among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: Between 1 October 2012 and 31 May 2013, a total of 7843 PLHIV aged 18-50 years were recruited using targeted and venue-based sampling in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam. Logistic regression was used to explore the association between condom use behaviour and demographics, social support, stigma and discrimination and various health-related variables...
November 8, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103076/impact-of-medical-marijuana-laws-on-state-level-marijuana-use-by-age-and-gender-2004-2013
#4
Christine M Mauro, Paul Newswanger, Julian Santaella-Tenorio, Pia M Mauro, Hannah Carliner, Silvia S Martins
In states that have passed medical marijuana laws (MMLs), marijuana use (MU) increased after MML enactment among people ages 26 and older, but not among ages 12-25. We examined whether the age-specific impact of MMLs on MU varied by gender. Data were obtained from the 2004-2013 restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health, aggregated at the state level. The exposure was a time-varying indicator of state-level MML (0 = No Law, 1 = Before Law, 2 = After Law). Outcomes included past-month MU prevalence, daily MU prevalence among past-year users (i...
November 4, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095288/severe-enteropathy-with-villous-atrophy-in-prolonged-mefenamic-acid-users-a-currently-under-recognized-in-previously-well-recognized-complication-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#5
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Uayporn Kaosombatwattana, Julajak Limsrivilai, Ananya Pongpaibul, Monthira Maneerattanaporn, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya
RATIONALE: Mefenamic acid-induced enteropathy may be an under-recognized condition because few reported cases and no review of literature to comprehensively describe all reported cases exist. From inception until February 2017, a systematic literature search identified twenty original reports of cases of mefenamic acid-induced enteropathy. Additional five cases were identified at our hospital. All cases were included in the analyses. PATIENT CONCERNS: Most patients had been regularly taking therapeutic dosages of mefenamic acid for at least three months before symptoms developed...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992764/use-of-guidelines-for-reducing-stroke-risk-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-review-from-a-latin-american-perspective
#6
Carlos Cantú-Brito, Gisele Sampaio Silva, Sebastián F Ameriso
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a prominent risk factor for stroke and a leading cause of death and disability throughout Latin America. Contemporary evidence-based guidelines for the management of AF and stroke incorporate the use of practical and relatively simple scoring methods to estimate both stroke and bleeding risk, in order to assist in matching patients with appropriate interventions. This review examines consistencies and differences among guidelines for reducing stroke risk in patients with AF, assessing the role of user-friendly scoring methods to determine appropriate patients for anticoagulation and other treatment options...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961496/criminal-justice-involvement-of-crack-cocaine-users-in-the-city-of-rio-de-janeiro-and-greater-metropolitan-area-implications-for-public-health-and-the-public-security-agenda
#7
Lidiane Toledo, Ignácio Cano, Leonardo Bastos, Neilane Bertoni, Francisco Inacio Bastos
BACKGROUND: The international literature has expressed different and sometimes contrasting perspectives when addressing criminal involvement by crack cocaine users, highlighting psychopharmacological aspects, the cycles of craving and pressing economic need, and the interplay with overall deprivation and structural violence. The current study aims to identify variables associated with the arrest and imprisonment of regular crack cocaine users. METHODS: Interviewees were recruited from open drug scenes in the city of Rio de Janeiro and Greater Metropolitan Area from September 2011 to June 2013...
September 26, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953830/audit-prescribing-prn-medication
#8
Duku Adelaide, Fathima Rawther
BACKGROUND: PRN prescriptions enablehealthcare staff to respond quickly to the urgent clinical needs of the user without having to contact the responsible clinician (RC). One problem, established amongst most institutions by NICE regarding the use of PRN, is that most of these institutions struggle to keep an updated or full record on the PRN medications. Thus, the aim of this audit was to check the record keeping of PRN medications, of two adolescent wards in St Andrews Healthcare Hospital, against the established standards...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912734/malm%C3%A3-treatment-referral-and-intervention-study-high-12-month-retention-rates-in-patients-referred-from-syringe-exchange-to-methadone-or-buprenorphine-naloxone-treatment
#9
Martin Bråbäck, Lars Ekström, Katja Troberg, Suzan Nilsson, Pernilla Isendahl, Louise Brådvik, Anders Håkansson
BACKGROUND: Heroin dependence is associated with high mortality. Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) with methadone or buprenorphine has strong evidence for treatment of this relapsing condition. In our setting, OAT has been associated with strict and demanding intake procedures, often with requirements of social stability, but also high, approximately 80 percent 12-month retention rates. In a recent randomized controlled trial, we demonstrated high rates of successful rapid referral from a syringe exchange programme (SEP) to treatment with methadone or buprenorphine, including actual treatment initiation...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847056/-characteristics-of-hiv-seropositive-cases-and-related-high-risk-behaviors-in-a-community-in-yunnan-province-2012-2015
#10
Z Y Zhang, M Y Xiao, L R Fu, J Niu, X H Li, L J Song, H B Luo
Objective: To understand the characteristics of newly detected HIV infection cases and related high risk behaviors in the areas with high HIIV infection prevalence in Yunnan province. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted with census method during January to March 2016 among newly detected HIV infected persons in Dehong, Honghe, Lincang and Dali prefectures in Yunnan during 2012-2015. Results: Among 451 HIV seropositive cases, the major transmission route of HIV was heterosexual contact, accounting for 92...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842323/associations-of-statins-and-diabetes-with%C3%A2-diagnosis-of-ulcerated-cutaneous%C3%A2-melanoma
#11
Lena A von Schuckmann, David Smith, Maria Celia B Hughes, Maryrose Malt, Jolieke C van der Pols, Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Bernard M Smithers, Adele C Green
Ulcerated primary melanomas are associated with an inflammatory tumor microenvironment. We hypothesized that systemic proinflammatory states and anti-inflammatory medications are also associated with a diagnosis of ulcerated melanoma. In a cross-sectional study of 787 patients with newly diagnosed clinical stage IB or II melanoma, we estimated odds ratios for the association of proinflammatory factors (high body mass index, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and smoking) or the use of anti-inflammatory medications (statins, aspirin, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), with ulcerated primary melanoma using regression models and subgroup analyses to control for melanoma thickness and mitotic rate...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827211/development-and-deployment-of-the-openmrs-ebola-electronic-health-record-system-for-an-ebola-treatment-center-in-sierra-leone
#12
Shefali Oza, Darius Jazayeri, Jonathan M Teich, Ellen Ball, Patricia Alexandra Nankubuge, Job Rwebembera, Kevin Wing, Alieu Amara Sesay, Andrew S Kanter, Glauber D Ramos, David Walton, Rachael Cummings, Francesco Checchi, Hamish S Fraser
BACKGROUND: Stringent infection control requirements at Ebola treatment centers (ETCs), which are specialized facilities for isolating and treating Ebola patients, create substantial challenges for recording and reviewing patient information. During the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic, paper-based data collection systems at ETCs compromised the quality, quantity, and confidentiality of patient data. Electronic health record (EHR) systems have the potential to address such problems, with benefits for patient care, surveillance, and research...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818639/addictive-behaviors-and-healthcare-renunciation-for-economic-reasons-in-a-french-population-based-sample
#13
Stéphanie Baggio, Marc Dupuis, Jean-Baptiste Richard, François Beck
BACKGROUND: Healthcare renunciation for economic reasons is a major health concern, but it has been scarcely investigated among drug users, even if drug users constitute a vulnerable population in need of medical care. This study investigated associations of healthcare renunciation for economic reasons and addictive behaviors (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, illicit drug use, and gambling) in a population-based sample of adults living in France, a country with universal health coverage. METHODS: Data were collected using the 2014 Health Barometer, a French cross-sectional survey conducted among a random representative sample of the general population aged 18-64 (n=12,852)...
August 14, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793815/elderly-users-of-fall-risk-increasing-drug-perceptions-of-fall-risk-and-the-relation-to-their-drug-use-a-qualitative-study
#14
Hege Therese Bell, Aslak Steinsbekk, Anne Gerd Granas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore how home-dwelling elderly who use fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs) perceive their fall risk and how they relate this to their drug use. DESIGN, SETTING AND SUBJECTS: A qualitative study with 14 home-dwelling elderly FRID users between 65 and 97 years in Central Norway participating in semi-structured individual interviews. The data were analyzed thematically by using systematic text condensation. RESULTS: The main finding was that the informants did not necessarily perceive the use of FRIDs to be a prominent risk factor for falls...
September 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789980/use-of-higher-nicotine-tar-yield-regular-full-flavor-cigarettes-is-associated-with-nicotine-dependence-and-smoking-during-pregnancy-among-u-s-women
#15
Stephen T Higgins, Ryan Redner, Christopher A Arger, Allison N Kurti, Jeff S Priest, Janice Y Bunn
The present study examined full-flavor cigarette use among women of reproductive age to assess whether use is associated with greater nicotine dependence and smoking during pregnancy. We used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2005-2014). Consecutive years were combined to assure sufficient numbers of pregnant women. We examined whether use of full-flavor cigarettes was associated with greater odds of nicotine dependence using the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence and Nicotine Dependence Syndrome Scale (NDSS), controlling for other smoking characteristics...
August 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734051/a-user-s-guide-for-%C3%AE-synuclein-biomarker-studies-in-biological-fluids-perianalytical-considerations
#16
REVIEW
Brit Mollenhauer, Richard Batrla, Omar El-Agnaf, Douglas R Galasko, Hilal A Lashuel, Kalpana M Merchant, Lesley M Shaw, Dennis J Selkoe, Robert Umek, Hugo Vanderstichele, Henrik Zetterberg, Jing Zhang, Chelsea Caspell-Garcia, Chris Coffey, Samantha J Hutten, Mark Frasier, Peggy Taylor
Parkinson's disease biomarkers are needed to increase diagnostic accuracy, to objectively monitor disease progression and to assess therapeutic efficacy as well as target engagement when evaluating novel drug and therapeutic strategies. This article summarizes perianalytical considerations for biomarker studies (based on immunoassays) in Parkinson's disease, with emphasis on quantifying total α-synuclein protein in biological fluids. Current knowledge and pitfalls are discussed, and selected perianalytical variables are presented systematically, including different temperature of sample collection and types of collection tubes, gradient sampling, the addition of detergent, aliquot volume, the freezing time, and the different thawing methods...
August 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715729/consistent-association-between-hypnotics-sedatives-and-non-traffic-injuries-results-from-a-national-household-survey
#17
María Del Mar Martín-Rodríguez, José Pulido, Eladio Jiménez-Mejías, Juan Hoyos, Pablo Lardelli-Claret, Gregorio Barrio
AIM: To quantify the relationship between patterns of psychostimulants, hypnotics/sedatives and alcohol consumption and the frequency of unintentional non-traffic injuries (UNTIs) requiring medical assistant in Spain. METHODS: We carried out a cross sectional study using a randomized pooled sample from two household surveys on psychoactive drugs use (n=51,649 subjects aged 15-64 years). We estimated the magnitude of the association between the use of psychostimulants and hypnotics/sedatives in the last 12 months as well as alcohol consumption in the last 30days with the occurrence of UNTIs in the last 12 months (falls, knocks/bumps and cuts) by building several logistic regression models, which took into account the effect of sociodemographic characteristics and the use of other psychoactive drugs (including cannabis)...
July 14, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674622/use-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-us-adults-changes-over-time-and-by-demographic
#18
Jennifer S Davis, Hwa Young Lee, Jihye Kim, Shailesh M Advani, Ho-Lan Peng, Emilyn Banfield, Ernest T Hawk, Shine Chang, Alexis C Frazier-Wood
OBJECTIVE: Aspirin and non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are preventive against cardiovascular disease (CVD) and several cancer types, but long-term use has been associated with significant health risks, resulting in conflicting recommendations on NSAID use for prevention of CVD and cancer. Previous research indicates that aspirin use increases with age and CVD risk factors and that a large percentage of the US population regularly use analgesics, including NSAIDs, but there has not been a recent, in-depth assessment of NSAID use prevalence, changes in use over time or predictors of NSAID use in the USA...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641128/expectancy-of-impairment-attenuates-marijuana-induced-risk-taking
#19
Rachel L Gunn, Linda Skalski, Jane Metrik
BACKGROUND: Marijuana use has been associated with increased risk-taking and impulsive behavior. While pharmacologic effects of marijuana can lead to inhibitory impairment, expectancy of potential impairment may result in compensatory behavioral response by decreasing impulsive decisions and risky behaviors. With the increases in marijuana use and related problems, a better understanding of the individual characteristics associated with marijuana intoxication and risky behavior is needed...
June 13, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632075/-is-marijuana-even-a-drug-a-qualitative-study-of-how-teens-view-marijuana-use-and-why-they-use-it
#20
Bettina Friese
This qualitative study examines how youth in the San Francisco Bay Area perceive marijuana and their motives for using or not using marijuana. Current regular users were more likely to perceive marijuana smoking as an enjoyable activity, comparable to a hobby or sport. Current occasional users commonly reported smoking marijuana when it was offered to them, on special occasions, and sometimes as a result of not wanting to be left out. Most former regular users reported quitting marijuana use due to getting into trouble, being ordered into drug treatment and/or being drug tested...
July 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
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