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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645062/acute-and-chronic-alcohol-use-correlated-with-methods-of-suicide-in-a-swiss-national-sample
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P Pfeifer, C Bartsch, A Hemmer, T Reisch
OBJECTIVES: Chronic and acute alcohol use are highly associated risk factors for suicides worldwide. Therefore, we examined suicide cases with and without alcohol use disorder (AUD) using data from the SNSF project "Suicide in Switzerland: A detailed national survey". Our investigations focus on correlations between acute and chronic alcohol use with reference to suicide and potential interactions with the methods of suicide. METHODS: We used data from the SNSF project in which all cases of registered completed suicide in Switzerland reported to any of the seven Swiss institutes of legal and forensic medicine between 2000 and 2010 were collected...
June 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644892/r-modafinil-exerts-weak-effects-on-spatial-memory-acquisition-and-dentate-gyrus-synaptic-plasticity
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Bharanidharan Shanmugasundaram, Yogesh D Aher, Jana Aradska, Marija Ilic, Daniel Daba Feyissa, Predrag Kalaba, Nilima Y Aher, Vladimir Dragacevic, Babak Saber Marouf, Thierry Langer, Harald H Sitte, Harald Hoeger, Gert Lubec, Volker Korz
Modafinil is a wake promoting drug approved for clinical use and also has cognitive enhancing properties. Its enantiomer R-Modafinil (R-MO) is not well studied in regard to cognitive enhancing properties. Hence we studied its effect in a spatial memory paradigm and its possible effects on dentate gyrus long-term potentiation (DG-LTP). Clinically relevant doses of R-MO, vehicle dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or saline were administered for three days during the hole-board test and in in vivo DG-LTP. Synaptic levels of dopamine receptors D1R, D2R, dopamine transporter (DAT), and its phosphorylated form (ph-DAT) in DG tissue 4 h after LTP induction were quantified by western blot analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643100/perceived-devaluation-and-sti-testing-uptake-among-a-cohort-of-street-involved-youth-in-a-canadian-setting
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Mohammad Karamouzian, Jean Shoveller, Huiru Dong, Mark Gilbert, Thomas Kerr, Kora DeBeck
Perceived devaluation has been shown to have adverse effects on the mental and physical health outcomes of people who use drugs. However, the impact of perceived devaluation on sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing uptake among street-involved youth, who face multiple and intersecting stigmas due to their association with drug use and risky sexual practices, has not been fully characterized. Data were obtained between December 2013 and November 2014 from a cohort of street-involved youth who use illicit drugs aged 14-26 in Vancouver, British Columbia...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642139/clinical-characteristics-and-epidemiology-of-sepsis-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-the-era-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-a-retrospective-review
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Dawood Yusef, Tala Shalakhti, Samah Awad, Hana'a Algharaibeh, Wasim Khasawneh
BACKGROUND: Sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) remains one of the most significant causes of morbidity and mortality, especially for preterm newborns. Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) are emerging as important pathogens that cause neonatal sepsis in NICU. Therefore, studying the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome caused by MDROs vs. non-MDROs, and identifying risk factors that may predispose patients to sepsis by MDROs are important. METHODS: Episodes of blood culture-proven sepsis (age: 0-90 days) in the NICU at our institution from January 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641965/animal-models-of-psychoactive-drug-use-and-addiction-present-problems-and-future-needs-for-translational-approaches
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Christian P Müller
Drug addiction is a psychiatric disorder based on a dysfunction of the brain. It frequently develops from a controlled drug consumption and drug instrumentalization (DI). Thereby, DI is the use of a drug to improve specific non-drug related behaviors, beyond the drug's direct positive or negative reinforcing effects. Currently available pharmacotherapies for drug addiction show low effect size and rather limited long-term efficacy, which suggests that current theories on addiction are still insufficient in how they capture the phenomenon and how they allow predictions for highly efficient treatments...
June 19, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641534/interest-of-single-hair-analysis-to-document-drug-exposure-literature-review-and-a-case-report-involving-zuclopenthixol
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Nathalie Allibe, Pascal Kintz, Amandine Faure, François Paysant, Anne-Pascale Michard-Lenoir, Françoise Stanke-Labesque, Virginie Scolan, Hélène Eysseric-Guerin
The analysis of hair to detect drugs and drugs of abuse is performed in various contexts, including child protection cases, abstinence control programs, and workplace drug testing. This alternative matrix offers several advantages, such as a large detection window (months) and non-invasive collection. Segmental analysis of multiple hair strands for drugs and metabolites has been widely reported in the literature over the past three decades, whereas a review of the literature showed that there are only 26 articles that report the analysis of a single hair...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641277/association-of-the-cfh-y402h-polymorphism-with-the-1-year-response-of-exudative-amd-to-intravitreal-anti-vegf-treatment-in-the-brazilian-population
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Flavio Mac Cord Medina, Augusto Alves Lopes da Motta, Walter Yukihiko Takahashi, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Mario Martins Dos Santos Motta, Monica B Melo, Jose Paulo C Vasconcellos
AIM: Evidence of the relationship between the polymorphism of the complement factor H (CFH) gene at position 402 (Y402H) and the response to the treatment of wet AMD is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the functional and morphological 1-year evolution of patients with exudative AMD treated with antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs with the CFH Y402H polymorphism in the Brazilian population. METHODS: Forty-six patients treated for wet AMD with bevacizumab or ranibizumab in a pro re nata regimen were included...
June 23, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641006/dft-simulation-of-structural-and-optical-properties-of-9-aminoacridine-half-sandwich-ru-ii-rh-iii-and-ir-iii-antitumoural-complexes-and-their-interaction-with-dna
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José Pedro Cerón-Carrasco, José Ruiz, Consuelo Vicente, Concepcion de Haro, Delia Bautista, Jose Zuniga, Alberto Requena
In this work, we use DFT-based methods to simulate the chemical structures, optical properties and interaction with DNA of a recently synthesized chelated CˆN 9-aminoacridine arene Ru (II) anticancer agent and two new closely related Rh(III) and Ir(III) complexes using DFT-based methods. Four chemical models and a number of theoretical approaches, which representatively include the PBE0, B97D, ωB97X, ωB97X-D, M06, and M06-L density functionals and the LANL2DZ, def2-SVP, def2- TZVP basis sets, are tested...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640863/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-limbal-epithelial-cells-lipsc-as-a-cellular-alternative-for-in-vitro-ocular-toxicity-testing
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Edith Aberdam, Isabelle Petit, Linda Sangari, Daniel Aberdam
Induced pluripotent stem cells hold great potential to produce unlimited amount of differentiated cells as cellular source for regenerative medicine but also for in vitro drug screening and cytotoxicity tests. Ocular toxicity testing is mandatory to evaluate the risks of drugs and cosmetic products before their application to human patients by preventing eye irritation or insult. Since the global ban to use animals, many human-derived alternatives have been proposed, from ex-vivo enucleated postmortem cornea, primary corneal cell culture and immortalized corneal epithelial cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640025/performance-of-a-modern-glucose-meter-in-icu-and-general-hospital-inpatients-3-years-of-real-world-paired-meter-and-central-laboratory-results
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Ray Zhang, Warren Isakow, Marin H Kollef, Mitchell G Scott
OBJECTIVE: Due to accuracy concerns, the Food and Drug Administration issued guidances to manufacturers that resulted in Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services stating that the use of meters in critically ill patients is "off-label" and constitutes "high complexity" testing. This is causing significant workflow problems in ICUs nationally. We wished to determine whether real-world accuracy of modern glucose meters is worse in ICU patients compared with non-ICU inpatients. DESIGN: We reviewed glucose results over the preceding 3 years, comparing results from paired glucose meter and central laboratory tests performed within 60 minutes of each other in ICU versus non-ICU settings...
June 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639118/pharmacokinetics-and-immunogenicity-of-t0001-a-newly-developed-anti-tnf%C3%AE-fusion-protein-in-healthy-volunteers
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Yitong Wang, Chang Liu, Shi Chen, Wei Wang, Lihou Dong, Qian Wang, Yan Wang, Libo Zhao, Yannan Zang, Zhenwei Xie, Yang Liu, Yanjun Liu, Haifeng Song, Zhanguo Li, Yi Fang
PURPOSE: T0001 was the first mutant of recombinant fusion protein of human tumor necrosis factor receptor and Fc fragment (rhTNFR:Fc) based on etanercept on a global scale. This study was carried out to investigate the pharmacokinetics (PK) and immunogenicity of T0001 in healthy Chinese volunteers. METHODS: This study was randomized, with a single ascending dose, and the first-in-human clinical trial of T0001. Healthy Chinese volunteers (n = 56; male: female = 1:1) were randomly assigned to receive a single subcutaneous (sc) injection of 10, 20, 35, 50, 65 or 75 mg of T0001...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639112/kuguacin-j-isolated-from-bitter-melon-leaves-modulates-paclitaxel-sensitivity-in-drug-resistant-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Pornsiri Pitchakarn, Sonthaya Umsumarng, Sariya Mapoung, Pisamai Ting, Piya Temviriyanukul, Wanisa Punfa, Wilart Pompimon, Pornngarm Limtrakul
We previously reported the multidrug resistance-reversing ability of kuguacin J (KJ) in cervical cancer cells via the inhibition of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) function. This study investigated whether KJ could promote cisplatin- and paclitaxel (PTX)-induced cancer cell death in drug-resistance human ovarian cancer cells (SKOV3). Cytotoxicity testing showed that SKOV3 was more resistant to cisplatin and PTX compared to drug-sensitive human ovarian cancer cells (A2780). The cytotoxicity of PTX was significantly increased in SKOV3 cells when co-treated with KJ...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639029/cox2-induction-a-mechanism-of-endocrine-breast-cancer-resistance
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Brandi L Clark, Michael A Murphy, Landry K Kamdem
PURPOSE: Urine prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels have shown to be a risk factor of breast cancer, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is known to be beneficial in preventing breast cancer risk and/or recurrence with or without aromatase inhibitors. We hypothesized that the use of an aromatase inhibitor triggers the activation of the inflammatory pathway via release of PGE2. METHODS: A single oral 25 mg dose of an aromatase inhibitor (exemestane) was given to 14 healthy postmenopausal female volunteers...
June 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638857/development-of-the-fda-tobacco-credibility-scale-fda-tcs
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Allison M Schmidt, Leah M Ranney, Seth M Noar, Adam O Goldstein
OBJECTIVES: Messages from organizations with high, compared to low, credibility may be more persuasive. Whereas the tobacco industry has long recognized the importance of credibility in promoting its messages and public image, the source credibility of key tobacco control organizations has gone largely unmeasured. To assess credibility of a key tobacco regulator, we developed a scale of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tobacco-related credibility. METHODS: We developed and tested 30 items reflective of the dimensions of source credibility (trust, expertise, and public interest) and FDA's tobacco regulatory roles in a sample of 1353 US adults and assessed reliability and validity...
January 2017: Tobacco Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638586/clarithromycin-versus-gemifloxacin-in-quadruple-therapeutic-regimens-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-eradication
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Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Zahra Pedarpour, Afshin Shafaghi, Farahnaz Joukar
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is a major casual factor in any peptic diseases. Clarithromycin as one of the drugs recommended for the infection eradication regimen has shown different levels of resistance. The present study is comparing the effectiveness of clarithromycin- and gemifloxacin - based quadruple regimens in H. pylori eradication. METHODS This was a prospective double blind randomized clinical trial on patients with clear indication of H. pylori eradication. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: "BPAC group" treated with bismuth subcitrate (240 mg), pantoprazole (20 mg), amoxicillin (1 gr), and clarithromycin (500 mg), all twice daily, and the "BPAG group" treated with bismuth subcitrate, pantoprazole, and amoxicillin with same doses as "BPAC group" and gemifloxacin (320 mg daily) all for 10 days...
April 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638328/protocol-for-the-reconstructing-consciousness-and-cognition-reccognition-study
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Kaitlyn L Maier, Andrew R McKinstry-Wu, Ben Julian A Palanca, Vijay Tarnal, Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Mathias Basner, Michael S Avidan, George A Mashour, Max B Kelz
Important scientific and clinical questions persist about general anesthesia despite the ubiquitous clinical use of anesthetic drugs in humans since their discovery. For example, it is not known how the brain reconstitutes consciousness and cognition after the profound functional perturbation of the anesthetized state, nor has a specific pattern of functional recovery been characterized. To date, there has been a lack of detailed investigation into rates of recovery and the potential orderly return of attention, sensorimotor function, memory, reasoning and logic, abstract thinking, and processing speed...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637435/association-between-polymorphism-rs11200638-in-the-htra1-gene-and-the-response-to-anti-vegf-treatment-of-exudative-amd-a-meta-analysis
#17
Ya-Li Zhou, Chun-Li Chen, Yi-Xiao Wang, Yao Tong, Xiao-Ling Fang, Lin Li, Zhao-Yang Wang
BACKGROUND: Anti-angiogenesis treatments are the most commonly used treatments for the vision loss caused by exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in which the anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs with ranibizumab and bevacizumab are current standard treatments. However, the outcome of anti-VEGF therapeutics is not uniform in all patients. METHODS: We performed a literature-based meta-analysis including, five published studies relevant to HTRA1 and response to anti-VEGF treatment (bevacizumab or ranibizumab)...
June 21, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636163/the-pu-prom-a-patient-reported-outcome-measure-for-peptic-ulcer-disease
#18
Na Liu, Jing Lv, Jinchun Liu, Yanbo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) conceived to enable description of treatment-related effects, from the patient perspective, bring the potential to improve in clinical research, and to provide patients with accurate information. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop a patient-centred peptic ulcer patient-reported outcome measure (PU-PROM) and evaluate its reliability, validity, differential item functioning (DIF) and feasibility. METHOD: To develop a conceptual framework and item pool for the PU-PROM, we performed a literature review and consulted other measures created in China and other countries...
June 21, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635119/the-detection-and-prevention-of-unintentional-consumption-of-dox-and-25x-nbome-at-portugal-s-boom-festival
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Daniel Martins, Monica J Barratt, Cristiana Vale Pires, Helena Carvalho, Mireia Ventura, Iván Fornís, Helena Valente
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the misrepresentation of LSD at Portugal's Boom Festival 2014 and the prevention of unintentional consumption of DOx and 25x-NBOMe among LSD consumers attending a drug-checking service. METHODS: Two hundred forty-five drug samples expected to contain LSD were submitted to the drug-checking service for chemical analysis. One hundred ten post-test questionnaires were successfully matched with test results. RESULTS: About 67...
June 21, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634862/effect-of-gapt-extract-on-expression-of-tau-protein-and-its-phosphorylation-related-enzymes-in-hippocampal-neurons-of-appv717i-transgenic-mice
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Jing-Nian Ni, Jing Shi, Xue-Kai Zhang, Yi-Chang Yang, Xiao-Meng Liu, Ming-Qing Wei, Ting Li, Peng-Wen Wang, Jin-Zhou Tian, Yong-Yan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of GAPT, an extract mixture from Radix Ginseng, Rhizoma Acor tatarinowii, Radix Polygalae and Radix Curcuma (containing ingredient of turmeric), etc. on expression of tau protein and its phosphorylation related enzyme in hippocampal neurons of APPV717I transgenic mice. METHODS: Sixty three-month-old APPV717I transgenic mice were randomly divided into model group, donepezil group [0.92 mg/(kg d)], the low, medium and high dosage of GAPT groups [0...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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