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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198988/e-smoking-among-students-of-medicine-frequency-pattern-and-motivations
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Grzegorz Brożek, Mateusz Jankowski, Jan Zejda, Agnieszka Jarosińska, Agnieszka Idzik, Piotr Bańka
INTRODUCTION: E-smoking has become a public health problem. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of e-cigarette and tobacco cigarette use; to compare the patterns of smoking; to assess the attitudes and motivations for e-cigarette use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All 1,700 students from Faculty of Medicine (Medical University of Silesia) were invited to questionnaire based cross-sectional study about the frequency and attitudes towards the use of traditional and electronic cigarettes...
2017: Adv Respir Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196995/injection-drug-use-among-children-and-adolescents-in-india-ringing-the-alarm-bells
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Anju Dhawan, Raman Deep Pattanayak, Anita Chopra, Vinod Kumar Tikoo, Rajesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Injection drug use (IDU) is intricately linked to preventive aspects for human immunodeficiency virus from a public health perspective. No large-scale data are yet available for injectable drug use among children and adolescents in India, apart from few anecdotal reports. AIMS AND METHODS: The present paper reports on the profile and substance use pattern of 509 child IDU users, among a total sample of over 4000 children using substances across 100 sites from 27 states and 2 UTs in India...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195010/efficacy-of-a-universal-smoking-cessation-intervention-initiated-in-inpatient-psychiatry-and-continued-post-discharge-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Alexandra P Metse, John Wiggers, Paula Wye, Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund, Richard Clancy, Emily Stockings, Margarett Terry, John Allan, Kim Colyvas, Judith J Prochaska, Jenny A Bowman
OBJECTIVE: Interventions are required to redress the disproportionate tobacco-related health burden experienced by persons with a mental illness. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a universal smoking cessation intervention initiated within an acute psychiatric inpatient setting and continued post-discharge in reducing smoking prevalence and increasing quitting behaviours. METHOD: A randomised controlled trial was undertaken across four psychiatric inpatient facilities in Australia...
February 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194729/design-and-implementation-of-decision-support-for-tobacco-dependence-treatment-in-an-inpatient-electronic-medical-record-a-randomized-trial
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Steven L Bernstein, June Rosner, Michelle DeWitt, Jeanette Tetrault, Allen L Hsiao, James Dziura, Scott Sussman, Patrick O'Connor, Benjamin Toll
: Tobacco dependence treatment for hospitalized smokers results in long-term cessation if treatment continues at least 30 days post-discharge. Health information technology may facilitate ongoing tobacco dependence treatment after hospital discharge. To describe the use and impact of a new decision support tool and order set for inpatient physicians, addressing tobacco dependence treatment for hospitalized smokers, embedded in an electronic health record (EHR). In a cluster-randomized trial, 254 physicians were randomized (1:1) to either receive or not receive the decision support tool and order set, which were embedded in the Epic (Madison, WI) EHR used at 2 hospitals in a single city...
February 13, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185257/system-change-interventions-for-smoking-cessation
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REVIEW
Dennis Thomas, Michael J Abramson, Billie Bonevski, Johnson George
BACKGROUND: System change interventions for smoking cessation are policies and practices designed by organizations to integrate the identification of smokers and the subsequent offering of evidence-based nicotine dependence treatments into usual care. Such strategies have the potential to improve the provision of smoking cessation support in healthcare settings, and cessation outcomes among those who use them. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of system change interventions within healthcare settings, for increasing smoking cessation or the provision of smoking cessation care, or both...
February 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182055/ultrastructural-analysis-of-oral-exfoliated-epithelial-cells-of-tobacco-smokers-and-betel-nut-chewers-a-scanning-electron-microscopy-study
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Sameera Shamim Khan, Balasundari Shreedhar, Mala Kamboj
BACKGROUND: The study was undertaken to correlate epithelial surface pattern changes of oral exfoliated cells of tobacco smokers and betel nut chewers and also to compare them with patients of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of fifty persons were included in the study, out of which thirty formed the study group (15 each tobacco smokers and betel nut chewers) and twenty formed the control group (ten each of OSCC patients - positive control and ten normal buccal mucosa - negative control)...
November 2016: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170058/evaluating-nicotine-dependence-levels-in-e-cigarette-users
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Alba González Roz, Roberto Secades Villa, Sara Weidberg
Despite the fact that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are rapidly growing in popularity and use worldwide, there is scarce scientific data on abuse liability among e-cigarette users, and about whether e-cigarette use is related to nicotine dependence or not. The aim of this study is to explore nicotine dependence levels in a sample of experienced e-cigarette users (n= 39) and to compare them with current tobacco cigarette smokers (n=42). We conducted several face-to-face interviews in order to assess sociodemographic and dependence related characteristics in both e-cigarette users and in smokers...
January 11, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169018/impact-of-age-at-smoking-initiation-on-smoking-related-morbidity-and-all-cause-mortality
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Seung Hee Choi, Manfred Stommel
INTRODUCTION: Using a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, the aims of this study were to examine the impact of early smoking initiation on the development of self-reported smoking-related morbidity and all-cause mortality. METHODS: National Health Interview Survey data from 1997 through 2005 were linked to the National Death Index with follow-up to December 31, 2011. Two primary dependent variables were smoking-related morbidity and all-cause mortality; the primary independent variable was age of smoking initiation...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166473/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-outcomes-of-smoking-cessation-pharmacotherapy-among-persons-with-mental-health-and-substance-use-disorders
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Chizimuzo T C Okoli, Vivek Anand, Milan Khara
OBJECTIVES: It is common practice to individualize smoking cessation pharmacotherapy based on clinical judgement and patient response. However, little has been documented about the use and outcomes of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in 'real world' settings. This study examines factors associated with using smoking cessation pharmacotherapy and related outcomes among smokers with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders who completed an intensive tobacco treatment program within mental health and addictions services settings in Vancouver, Canada...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166471/antipsychotic-treatment-and-tobacco-craving-in-people-with-schizophrenia
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Heidi J Wehring, Stephen J Heishman, Robert P McMahon, Fang Liu, Stephanie Feldman, Heather Raley, Elaine Weiner, Deanna L Kelly
OBJECTIVE: Nicotine dependence is high in schizophrenia, and craving is known to impact relapse during quit attempts. METHODS: We compared tobacco craving in smokers with schizophrenia treated with different antipsychotics. RESULTS: Mean craving scores were lowest in participants treated with first generation antipsychotics, although these differences were not statistically significant. Craving with clozapine was not lower than with other antipsychotics...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161344/trends-of-cannabis-use-disorder-in-the-inpatient-2002-2011
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Paris Charilaou, Kanishk Agnihotri, Pablo Garcia, Apurva Badheka, Douglas Frenia, Balaji Yegneswaran
RATIONALE: Nationwide prevalence of cannabis use/abuse has more than doubled from 2002 to 2011. Whether the outpatient trend is reflected in the inpatient setting, is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We examined the prevalence and incidence of cannabis abuse/dependence as determined by discharge coding in a 10-year (2002-2011) National Inpatient Sample, as well as various trends among demographics, comorbidities and hospitalization outcomes. METHODS: Cannabis abuse/dependence was identified based on ICD-9-CM codes 304...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148824/biochemical-and-genetic-functional-dissection-of-the-p38-viral-suppressor-of-rna-silencing
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Taichiro Iki, Marie-Aude Tschopp, Olivier Voinnet
Phytoviruses encode viral suppressors of RNA-silencing (VSRs) to counteract the plant antiviral silencing response, which relies on virus-derived small interfering (si)RNAs processed by Dicer RNaseIII enzymes and subsequently loaded into ARGONAUTE (AGO) effector proteins. Here, a tobacco cell-free system was engineered to recapitulate the key steps of antiviral RNA-silencing and, in particular, the most upstream double-stranded (ds)RNA processing reaction, not kinetically investigated thus far in the context of plant VSR studies...
February 1, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148800/atypical-rna-elements-modulate-translational-readthrough-in-tobacco-necrosis-virus-d
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Laura R Newburn, K Andrew White
: Tobacco necrosis virus-D (TNV-D) is a positive-strand RNA virus in the genus Betanecrovirus and family Tombusviridae The production of its RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), p82, is achieved by translational readthrough. This process is stimulated by an RNA structure that is positioned immediately downstream of the recoding site, termed the readthrough stem-loop (RTSL), and a sequence in the 3' -untranslated region of the TNV-D genome, called the distal readthrough element (DRTE)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142165/-influence-of-luxury-foodstuffs-on-glaucoma
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K K Huber-van der Velden
The term "luxury foodstuffs" refers to foods which are not consumed because of their nutritional value. Classic modern luxury foodstuffs are alcohol, caffeine-containing drinks, cocoa, sugar and tobacco. The following review article examines some of these modern luxury foodstuffs in detail, as well as their influence on glaucoma. Thus, small quantities of alcohol lower high intraocular pressure and have a positive influence on the blood circulation of the optic nerve. In addition, red wine polyphenols exert vasoprotective effects...
January 31, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135641/sensation-seeking-in-a-community-sample-of-french-gamblers-comparison-between-strategic-and-non-strategic-gamblers
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Céline Bonnaire, Catherine Bungener, Isabelle Varescon
The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between sensation seeking and gambling disorder (GD) in a community sample of gamblers (when controlling for the effect of substance use, gender and age) and see whether sensation seeking scores depend on the gambling activity when comparing strategic and non-strategic gamblers. A total of 380 gamblers was recruited. First, pathological gamblers (PGs) (n =143) were compared to non-pathological gamblers (NPGs) (n =237). Second, strategic gamblers (n =93) were compared to non-strategic gamblers (n =110)...
January 22, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135125/effect-of-age-at-exposure-on-the-incidence-of-lung-and-mammary-cancer-after-thoracic-x-ray-irradiation-in-wistar-rats
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Yutaka Yamada, Ken-Ichi Iwata, Benjamin J Blyth, Kazutaka Doi, Takamitsu Morioka, Kazuhiro Daino, Mayumi Nishimura, Shizuko Kakinuma, Yoshiya Shimada
Epidemiology studies have shown that children are at greater overall risk of radiation-induced cancer, but the modifying effect of age at exposure in different tissues is heterogeneous. Early epidemiology findings of increased lung cancer risk with increasing age at the time of exposure have been dismissed, with suggestions that the trend is an artefact from a failure to adequately correct for the effects of tobacco smoking. Yet, differing models used in subsequent analyses have shown that the increased susceptibility with age, counter to the overall solid tumor trend, can either be confirmed or discounted depending on the model parameters used...
January 30, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133926/n-acylhomoserine-lactone-regulation-of-genes-mediating-motility-and-pathogenicity-in-pseudomonas-syringae-pathovar-tabaci-11528
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Feifei Cheng, Anzhou Ma, Jinxue Luo, Xuliang Zhuang, Guoqiang Zhuang
Pseudomonas syringae pathovar tabaci 11528 (P. syringae 11528) is a phytopathogen that causes wild-fire disease in soybean and tobacco plants. It utilizes a cell density-dependent regulation system known as quorum sensing (QS). In its QS system, the psyI is responsible for the biosynthesis of N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs). By comparing the transcripts from P. syringae 11528 wild-type strain with those of the ΔpsyI mutant using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) technology, 1118 AHL-regulated genes were identified in the transition from exponential to stationary growth phase...
January 29, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130259/prenatal-exposure-to-tobacco-smoke-sex-dependently-influences-methylation-and-mrna-levels-of-the-igf-axis-in-lungs-of-mouse-offspring
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Karolin F Meyer, Susanne Krauss-Etschmann, Wierd Kooistra, Marjan Reinders-Luinge, Wim Timens, Lester Kobzik, Torsten Plösch, Machteld N Hylkema
BACKGROUND: Prenatal smoke exposure is a risk factor for abnormal lung development and increased sex-dependent susceptibility for asthma and COPD. Birth cohort studies show genome wide DNA methylation changes in children from smoking mothers, but evidence for sex-dependent smoke-induced effects is limited. The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system plays an important role in lung development. We hypothesized that prenatal exposure to smoke induces lasting changes in promoter methylation patterns of Igf1 and Igf1r, thus influencing transcriptional activity, and contributing to abnormal lung development...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128809/-psychopathology-screening-in-medical-school-students
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Jesús Francisco Galván-Molina, María E Jiménez-Capdeville, José María Hernández-Mata, José Ramón Arellano-Cano
OBJECTIVE: Screening of psychopathology and associated factors in medical students employing an electronic self-report survey. METHOD: A transversal, observational, and comparative study that consisted of the following instruments: Sociodemographic survey; 2. Adult Self-Report Scale-V1 (ASRS); State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI); Zung and Conde Self-Rating Depression Scale, Almonte-Herskovic Sexual Orientation Self-Report; Plutchik Suicide Risk Scale; Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Identification (AUDIT); Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence; 9...
January 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128731/adaptation-implementation-plan-and-evaluation-of-an-online-tobacco-cessation-training-program-for-health-care-professionals-in-three-spanish-speaking-latin-american-countries-protocol-of-the-fruitful-study
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Cristina Martínez, Assumpta Company, Olga Guillen, Mercè Margalef, Martha Alicia Arrien, Claudia Sánchez, Paula Cáceres de León, Esteve Fernández
BACKGROUND: Tobacco cessation training programs to treat tobacco dependence have measureable effects on patients' smoking. Tobacco consumption in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is high and slowly decreasing, but these countries usually lack measures to face the epidemic, including tobacco cessation training programs for health professionals and organizations. Based on a previous online smoking cessation training program for hospital workers in Spain, the Fruitful Study aims to increase smoking cessation knowledge, attitudes, self-confidence, and performance interventions among health care professionals of three Spanish-speaking low- and middle-income Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries...
January 27, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
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