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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346039/comparison-between-urinalysis-results-and-self-reported-heroin-use-among-patients-undergoing-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-china
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Li Li, Li-Jung Liang, Chunqing Lin, Nan Feng, Zunyou Wu
BACKGROUND: The validity and concordance of two main measures of drug use behavior, self-report and urinalysis, has long been discussed. More understanding is needed about the underlying factors associated with discordance between these two methods. OBJECTIVES: Describe the pattern and associated factors of discordance between self-reported heroin use and the urinalysis results of opiate use among methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) patients in China. METHODS: A total of 2,448 MMT patients from 68 clinics in five provinces of China participated in a survey, which collected information on demographics, drug use and MMT-related factors, depressive symptoms, and drug avoidance self-efficacy...
March 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339737/a-novel-chronic-opioid-monitoring-tool-to-assess-prescription-drug-steady-state-levels-in-oral-fluid
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Naum Shaparin, Neel Mehta, Frank Kunkel, Richard Stripp, Damon Borg, Elizabeth Kolb
Objective. : Interpretation limitations of urine drug testing and the invasiveness of blood toxicology have motivated the desire for the development of simpler methods to assess biologically active drug levels on an individualized patient basis. Oral fluid is a matrix well-suited for the challenge because collections are based on simple noninvasive procedures and drug concentrations better correlate to blood drug levels as oral fluid is a filtrate of the blood. Well-established pharmacokinetic models were utilized to generate oral fluid steady state concentration ranges to assess the interpretive value of the alternative matrix to monitor steady state plasma oxycodone levels...
February 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334805/hair-testing-for-drugs-of-abuse-and-new-psychoactive-substances-in-a-high-risk-population
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Alberto Salomone, Joseph J Palamar, Enrico Gerace, Daniele Di Corcia, Marco Vincenti
Hundreds of new psychoactive substances (NPS) have emerged in the drug market over the last decade. Few drug surveys in the USA, however, ask about use of NPS, so prevalence and correlates of use are largely unknown. A large portion of NPS use is unintentional or unknown as NPS are common adulterants in drugs like ecstasy/Molly, and most NPS are rapidly eliminated from the body, limiting efficacy of urine, blood and saliva testing. We utilized a novel method of examining prevalence of NPS use in a high-risk population utilizing hair-testing...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332345/high-incidence-of-virulence-factors-among-clinical-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-in-southwestern-iran
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Hamid Heidari, Somayeh Hasanpour, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Mohammad Motamedifar
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, enterococci have emerged as an important agent responsible for hospital acquired infection. Several virulence factors contribute to the adherence, colonization, evasion of the host immune response, and pathogenicity and severity of the infection. Enterococcus faecalis is the most common and virulent species causing infections in hospitalized patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of genes encoding virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance patterns of E...
March 13, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325505/clinical-interpretation-of-urine-drug-tests-what-clinicians-need-to-know-about-urine-drug-screens
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Karen E Moeller, Julie C Kissack, Rabia S Atayee, Kelly C Lee
Urine drug testing is frequently used in clinical, employment, educational, and legal settings and misinterpretation of test results can result in significant adverse consequences for the individual who is being tested. Advances in drug testing technology combined with a rise in the number of novel misused substances present challenges to clinicians to appropriately interpret urine drug test results. Authors searched PubMed and Google Scholar to identify published literature written in English between 1946 and 2016, using urine drug test, screen, false-positive, false-negative, abuse, and individual drugs of abuse as key words...
March 18, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324199/high-hiv-prevalence-and-risk-among-male-clients-of-female-sex-workers-in-hanoi-and-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam
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Patrick Nadol, Tran Vu Hoang, Linh-Vi Le, Tuan Anh Nguyen, John Kaldor, Matthew Law
In Vietnam's concentrated HIV epidemic, female sex workers (FSWs) are at increased risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV, largely through their male clients. A high proportion of males in Vietnam report being clients of FSWs. Studying HIV-related risk factors and prevalence among male clients is important, particularly given the potential for male clients to be a 'bridge' of HIV transmission to the more general population or to sex workers. Time-location sampling was used to identify FSW in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest cities, in 2013-2014...
March 21, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323886/contribution-of-urinary-tract-infection-to-the-burden-of-febrile-illnesses-in-young-children-in-rural-kenya
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Wechuli Geoffrey Masika, Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara, Thomas L Holland, Janice Armstrong
INTRODUCTION: The clinical features of UTI in young children may not localize to the urinary tract and closely resemble other febrile illnesses. In malaria endemic areas, a child presenting with fever is often treated presumptively for malaria without investigation for UTI. Delayed or inadequate treatment of UTI increases the risk of bacteremia and renal scarring in young children and subsequently complications as hypertension and end stage renal disease in adulthood. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a hospital in western Kenya...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299461/efficacy-of-higher-dose-levamisole-in-maintaining-remission-in-steroid-dependant-nephrotic-syndrome
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Asiri S Abeyagunawardena, Umeshi Karunadasa, Heshan Jayaweera, Shenal Thalgahagoda, Sampath Tennakoon, Shamali Abeyagunawardena
OBJECTIVE: Levamisole (LEV) has been used successfully on an alternate-day regime of 2.5 mg/kg in steroid-dependant nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) to maintain remission. This pilot study was carried out between 2010 and 2015 at a single center in Sri Lanka to evaluate the efficacy of LEV prescribed at 2.5 mg/kg daily, which is double the alternate-day dose. METHODS: Sequential children with SDNS, relapsing more than twice in the preceding 12 months and previously treated with LEV and low-dose alternate-day prednisolone (0...
March 15, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296627/predictors-of-early-relapse-among-adolescent-crack-users
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Ronaldo Lopes-Rosa, Félix P Kessler, Thiago G Pianca, Luciano Guimarães, Pedro Ferronato, Esequiel Pagnussat, Helena Moura, Flavio Pechansky, Lisia von Diemen
Relapse is associated with a poor prognosis among drug users. Crack cocaine users are more prone to severe dependence because of the intensity of use. Additionally, initiating drug use during adolescence worsens users' prognosis due to the increased rates of impulsivity and other risk behaviors. This study aimed to identify the predictors of early relapse among adolescent crack users discharged from inpatient treatment. A cohort study was conducted with 89 psychiatric inpatients aged 12-17 years from two different hospitals in southern Brazil who met the criteria for crack abuse or dependence...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296276/report-on-an-anti-doping-operation-in-guadeloupe-high-number-of-positive-cases-and-inferences-about-doping-habits
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A Marchand, C Buisson, L Martin, J-A Martin, A Molina, D Ressiot
Anti-doping controls in non-major events are relatively infrequent and athletes that compete only in these events are less likely to be controlled. The French Anti-Doping Agency carried out an anti-doping operation during a regional cycling competition in Guadeloupe. The urine and serum samples were analyzed by the French anti-doping laboratory. Out of 42 athletes, 7 were positive for one or more substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Four serum samples contained continuous erythropoietin receptor activator (CERA) and one a recombinant erythropoietin...
March 11, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294557/double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-routine-peri-operative-use-of-terlipressin-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Akila Rajakumar, Selvakumar Malleeshwaran, Ellango Appuswamy, Sukanya Lakshmi, Joy Varghese, Mohamed Rela
BACKGROUND: Peri-operative terlipressin (Tp) during living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been shown to reduce intra-operative portal pressures and improve renal function. Its role and safety profile has never been evaluated in a double-blinded RCT. AIM: To evaluate the haemodynamic effects, clinical benefits and safety of peri-operative terlipressin infusion in adult LDLT. METHODS: This was a single centre double-blind RCT. Consenting adults with chronic liver disease and low risk of post-transplant renal dysfunction (PTRD) undergoing their first LDLT were randomized...
March 14, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280705/relationship-between-disease-stage-and-renal-function-in-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw
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Yun-Ho Kim, Han-Kyul Park, Na-Rae Choi, Seong-Won Kim, Gyoo-Cheon Kim, Dae-Seok Hwang, Yong-Deok Kim, Sang-Hun Shin, Uk-Kyu Kim
OBJECTIVES: Bisphosphonate is the primary cause of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). Bisphosphonates are eliminated from the human body by the kidneys. It is anticipated that bisphosphonate levels in the body will increase if the kidney is in a weak state or if there is systemic disease that affects kidney function. The aim of this study was to analyze the relevance of renal function in the severity of BRONJ. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-three patients diagnosed with BRONJ in Pusan National University Dental Hospital from January 2012 to December 2014 were included in this study...
February 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279691/-use-of-urine-drug-screening-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-paediatric-hospital
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Núria Ferrer Bosch, Lidia Martínez Sánchez, Victoria Trenchs Sainz de la Maza, Jesús Velasco Rodríguez, Elsa García González, Carles Luaces Cubells
OBJECTIVE: To describe the situations in which urine drug screening is used in a Paediatric Emergency Department (ED). An analysis is also made on its potential usefulness on whether it changes the patient management, and if the results are confirmed by using specific techniques. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective study was conducted on patients under the age of 18 attended in the ED during 2014 and in whom urine drug screening was requested. Depending on the potential capacity of the screening result to change patient management, two groups were defined (potentially useful and not potentially useful)...
March 6, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276004/hydroxylation-metabolisms-of-crassicauline-a-in-rats-under-toxic-dose
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Xue Fan, Shan-Shan Yin, Xue-Jing Li, Kui Yang, Liang Xu, Ke Lan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Crassicauline A, a C19 diterpenoid alkaloid in Aconitum herbs, is an analgesic drug clinically used in China. The in vivo metabolism of crassicauline A is poorly understood, while potential bioactivation is anticipated via hydroxylation metabolism. This work, therefore, aimed to investigate the in vivo hydroxylation metabolism of crassicauline A in rats. METHODS: Using a de novo developed and validated UPLC-MS/MS method, excretion studies in rats were carried out to investigate the recoveries of crassicauline A and its hydroxylated metabolites in urine and feces...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275295/investigation-of-mitigating-effect-of-colon-specific-prodrugs-of-boswellic-acid-on-2-4-6-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic-acid-induced-colitis-in-wistar-rats-design-kinetics-and-biological-evaluation
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Ajinkya Sarkate, Suneela S Dhaneshwar
AIM: To develop a colon-targeting bioreversible delivery system for β-boswellic acid (BBA) and explore utility of its prodrugs in 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis in rats. METHODS: Synthesis of 4 co-drugs of BBA with essential amino acids was achieved by CDI coupling, followed by their spectral characterization. In vitro kinetics were studied by HPLC in aqueous buffers, homogenates of gastrointestinal tract and fecal matter. In vivo kinetic studies were performed in Wistar rat plasma, urine and feces...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270957/prevalence-of-uropathogen-and-their-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-among-diabetic-patients
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Demiss Nigussie, Anteneh Amsalu
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) and antibiotic resistance is an emerging public health problem in Ethiopia. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and occasionally life-threatening condition among diabetic patients. Despite, all these problems, antibiotics are prescribed empirically which may adversely affect antibiotic resistance so far. Therefore the aim of this study was to identify the etiologic agents of UTI and their antibiotic resistance pattern among diabetic patients attending diabetic clinic of Hawassa University Referral Hospital...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270811/animal-models-of-leptospirosis-of-mice-and-hamsters
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REVIEW
Maria Gomes-Solecki, Ignacio Santecchia, Catherine Werts
Pathogenic Leptospira sp. are spirochetal bacteria responsible for leptospirosis, an emerging worldwide zoonosis. These spirochetes are very successful pathogens that infect a wide range of hosts such as fish, reptiles, birds, marsupials, and mammals. Transmission occurs when chronically infected animals excrete live bacteria in their urine, contaminating the environment. Leptospira sp. enter their hosts through damaged skin and mucosa. Chronically infected rats and mice are asymptomatic and are considered as important reservoirs of the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267298/european-guidelines-for-workplace-drug-testing-in-urine
#18
Taskinen Sanna, Beck Olof, Bosch Tessa, Brcak Michaela, Carmichael Duncan, Fucci Nadia, George Claire, Piper Mark, Salomone Alberto, Schielen Wim, Steinmeyer Stefan, Weinmann Wolfgang
These European Guidelines for Workplace Drug Testing in Urine have been prepared and updated by the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS). The first version of these urine guidelines was published in 2002. During these years the guidelines have been followed by many laboratories in different European countries and their role has been essential particularly in countries lacking legislation for workplace drug testing. In 2014 EWDTS started a guidelines updating project and published new version of the urine guidelines in 2015...
March 7, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260753/molecular-characterization-of-methicillin-resistance-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-from-different-tertiary-care-hospitals-in-bangladesh
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S Roy, T K Barman, M A Hossain, S K Paul, N Haque, S Ahmed, S A Nasreen, M S Hossain, S R Sarkar, N Kubayashi, N Laskar
Infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus were treated by methicillin, but about 95% of S. aureus has been resistance to methicillin, both in the community and hospitals and are increasing day by day. MRSA produces altered penicillin binding protein, PBP2a, due to the expression of mecA gene. Some strains of both the MRSA and MSSA carry PVL gene. This cross sectional observational study was conducted to detect the molecular-characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carried out in the Department of Microbiology, Mymensingh Medical College from July 2014 to December 2015...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259220/renal-medullary-carcinoma-and-sickle-cell-trait-a-push-for-early-diagnosis-and-intervention-report-of-two-cases
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Spencer Alexander Carter, Anna N Walker
Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is a rare but highly aggressive neoplasm that primarily affects young African Americans with sickle cell trait. Most patients present with macroscopic hematuria and have metastases at diagnosis. Chemotherapy, biologics directed against the more common renal cell carcinomas and radiation have all shown limited efficacy in treating patients with advanced RMC. We report two patients with RMC. Both had Stage IV disease. One underwent radical nephrectomy followed by radiation and biologic drug therapy but died five months later; the other underwent multiple cycles of chemotherapy plus anti-angiogenesis treatment but died 15 months after diagnosis...
April 2017: Journal of the National Medical Association
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