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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045707/the-social-determinants-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-youth-suicidality-in-england-a-mixed-methods-study
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Elizabeth McDermott, Elizabeth Hughes, Victoria Rawlings
Background: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth have a higher risk of suicidality and self-harm than heterosexual youth populations but little is known about the underlying mechanisms. We aimed to investigate the social determinants of this mental health inequality. Methods: A two-stage sequential mixed method study was conducted. Firstly, 29 semi-structured interviews with LGBT youth (aged 13-25 years old) were completed. Data was analysed thematically...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045351/awareness-and-implementation-of-the-2014%C3%A2-espghan-naspghan-guideline-for-childhood-functional-constipation
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Ilan J N Koppen, M H Vriesman, M M Tabbers, C Di Lorenzo, M A Benninga
OBJECTIVE: To assess if physicians approach children with functional constipation according to the 2014 ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN guideline. METHODS: We invited pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands and the U.S. to participate in this anonymous survey using a self-developed questionnaire containing 19 multiple-choice questions concerning evaluation and treatment of children with constipation. RESULTS: We included 328 physicians (67% from the U...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045302/neurosteroid-levels-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-and-a-history-of-cannabis-use-disorders
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Brittany L Mason, Erin Van Enkevort, Francesca Filbey, Christine E Marx, John Park, Alyson Nakamura, Prabha Sunderajan, E Sherwood Brown
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: In animal models, levels of the neurosteroid pregnenolone increase after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) administration and pregnenolone appears to attenuate the brain effects of THC. Given these interactions between pregnenolone and THC, we evaluated baseline neurosteroid levels in participants with a history of a cannabis use disorders (CUDs). METHODS/PROCEDURES: Bipolar depressed participants were enrolled in a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of add-on pregnenolone for depression and before receiving pregnenolone or placebo...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045260/encopresis-plus
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DePorres Cormier, Marie Reilly, Amy Young, Marilyn Augustyn
Dexter is a 12-year-old boy who presents with his maternal grandmother for follow-up to primary care for secondary encopresis. Dexter presented, 18 months ago, with a 3-month history of secondary encopresis. At that time, a comprehensive assessment revealed functional constipation resulting in encopresis. Dexter's symptoms resolved with a combination of medication management and behavioral strategies; laxatives were discontinued 12 months ago.Dexter's grandmother reports that for the past 6 months, her grandson developed encopresis once again...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045058/loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-as-an-alternative-to-pcr-a-rapid-on-site-detection-of-gene-doping
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Olivier Salamin, Tiia Kuuranne, Martial Saugy, Nicolas Leuenberger
Innovation in medical research has been diverted at multiple occasions to enhance human performance. The predicted great progress in gene therapy has raised some concerns regarding its misuse in the world of sports (gene doping) for several years now. Even though there is no evidence that gene doping has ever been used in sports, the continuous improvement of gene therapy techniques increases the likelihood of abuse. Therefore, since 2004, efforts have been invested by the anti-doping community and WADA for the development of detection methods...
October 17, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044624/effect-of-chronic-alcohol-abuse-on-anabolic-and-catabolic-signaling-pathways-in-human-skeletal-muscle
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Boris S Shenkman, Svetlana P Belova, Olga E Zinovyeva, Nudlya D Samkhaeva, Timur M Mirzoev, Natalia A Vilchinskaya, Erzhena G Altaeva, Olga V Turtikova, Tatiana Y Kostrominova, Tatiana L Nemirovskaya
BACKGROUND: Animal studies showed that alcoholic myopathy is characterized by the reduction of myofiber cross sectional area (CSA) and by impaired anabolic signaling. The goal of the current study was to compare changes in CSA and fiber type composition with modifications in anabolic and catabolic signaling pathways at the early stages of alcohol misuse in humans. METHODS: Skeletal muscle samples from seven male patients with chronic alcohol abuse (AL; 47.7±2.0 years old; alcohol misuse duration 7...
October 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044519/unhealthy-dependency-in-victims-and-perpetrators-of-child-maltreatment-a-meta-analytic-review
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Fallon A Kane, Robert F Bornstein
OBJECTIVE: Theoretical conceptualizations of interpersonal dependency and dependent personality disorder suggest that (a) high levels of dependency in parents may increase risk for perpetration of child abuse and neglect and (b) children who are victimized may show elevated levels of dependency later in life. This study used meta-analytic techniques to examine these hypothesized links. METHOD: A systematic search of psychological and medical online databases revealed 14 published studies (21 effect sizes) examining the link between parental dependency and perpetration of abuse or neglect (overall N of perpetrators = 1,321), and 14 published studies (25 effect sizes) assessing dependency in victims of child abuse and neglect (overall N of victims = 38,265)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044510/disrespect-and-abuse-during-childbirth-in-fourteen-hospitals-in-nine-cities-of-peru
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Reneé Montesinos-Segura, Diego Urrunaga-Pastor, Giuston Mendoza-Chuctaya, Alvaro Taype-Rondan, Luis M Helguero-Santin, Franklin W Martinez-Ninanqui, Dercy L Centeno, Yanina Jiménez-Meza, Ruth C Taminche-Canayo, Liz Paucar-Tito, Wilfredo Villamonte-Calanche
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of disrespect and abuse during childbirth and its associated factors in Peru. METHODS: In an observational cross-sectional study, women were surveyed within 48 hours of live delivery at 14 hospitals located in nine Peruvian cities between April and July 2016. The survey was based on seven categories of disrespect and abuse proposed by Bowser and Hill. To evaluate factors associated with each category, prevalence ratios (PRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated by adjusted Poisson models with robust variances...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043922/barriers-and-facilitators-to-dispensing-of-intranasal-naloxone-by-pharmacists
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Ludmila N Bakhireva, Adriana Bautista, Sandra Cano, Shikhar Shrestha, Amy M Bachyrycz, Theresa H Cruz
BACKGROUND: While misuse of prescription opioids has reached epidemic proportions, pharmacy-based preventive services to combat this epidemic are limited. The aims of this study were to identify barriers and facilitators to the dispensing of intranasal naloxone (INN) by pharmacists in New Mexico. METHODS: For this mixed methods study, a qualitative component (focus group) informed the development of a quantitative component (electronic survey) distributed to all pharmacists registered with the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy and practicing in the state...
October 18, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043916/south-asian-women-s-coping-strategies-in-the-face-of-domestic-violence-in-the-united-states
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Shreya Bhandari
We conducted in-depth telephone interviews with a convenience sample of 20 South Asian women experiencing domestic violence in the United States. Utilizing the emotion-focused and problem-focused coping framework, the researchers analyzed the narratives of abused South Asian women. Emotion-focused coping strategies include (a) spirituality and/or religion and (b) the role of children. Problem-focused coping strategies include (c) informal and formal support and (d) strategies of resisting, pacifying, safety planning...
October 18, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043482/assessing-the-role-of-gambling-on-problematic-alcohol-consumption-by-police-officers
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Egbert Zavala
While a number of studies have attributed critical incident stressors to alcohol abuse among police officers, no study has examined the role gambling, if any, plays on problematic alcohol consumption. Therefore, data from the Police Stress and Domestic Violence in Police Families in Baltimore, Maryland, 1997-1999 are analyzed to test the influence of gambling on problematic alcohol consumption engaged by police officers. Results indicated that gambling is significant in predicting problematic alcohol consumption...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043467/do-subjective-alcohol-screening-tools-correlate-with-biomarkers-among-high-risk-transgender-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-lima-peru
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M C Herrera, K A Konda, S R Leon, B Brown, G M Calvo, H J Salvatierra, C F Caceres, J D Klausner, R Deiss
Alcohol abuse can influence sexual risk behavior; however, its measurement is not straightforward. This study compared self-reported alcohol use, via the AUDIT and CAGE, with levels of phosphatidylethanol (Peth), a phospholipid biomarker that forms with chronic, heavy drinking, among high-risk MSM and TW in Lima, Peru. Chi square, Fisher's exact, Wilcoxon ranksum tests compared the instruments. Receiver operating curves determined sensitivity and specificity of the self-reported measures. Among 69 MSM and 17 TW, PEth was positive for 86% (95% CI 77-93%) of participants, while 67% reported binge-drinking in the last 2 weeks...
October 17, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043279/the-effect-of-emotional-focused-intervention-on-spousal-emotional-abuse-and-marital-satisfaction-among-elderly-married-couples-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maryam Hazrati, Tengku Aizan Hamid, Rahimah Ibrahim, Siti Aishah Hassan, Farkhondeh Sharif, Zahra Bagheri
BACKGROUND: This study examined the impacts of an Emotional Focused Intervention on emotional abuse behaviors and marital satisfaction among the elderly married couples. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial study was carried out in Shiraz-Iran, during September 2013-2014. The elderly couples were invited to join an emotional focused intervention, following the advertisement and announcement on bulletin boards in the elderly day clinic centers and all governmental primary health care centers...
October 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042988/toll-like-receptor-2-and-dectin-1-function-as-promising-biomarker-for-aspergillus-fumigatus-infection
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Peng-Peng Zhang, Xiao-Feng Xin, Xiao-Yong Xu, Li-Ping Fang, Jie Wu, Yi Shi
In recent years, along with the wide application of organ transplantation and immunosuppressive agents, as well as the abuse of broad spectrum antibiotics, the incidence of invasive fungal infections has been increasing gradually. The present study aimed to identify novel biomarkers in cells infected with Aspergillus fumigatus. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were infected with Aspergillus fumigatus and then harvested at different time-points (0, 1, 2, 4 and 6 h). The expression Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and dectin-1 expression were examined using flow cytometry and western blotting, and fluorescence-based microscopy was used to evaluate their distribution...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042810/changes-in-pain-and-concurrent-pain-medication-use-following-compounded-topical-analgesic-treatment-for-chronic-pain-3-and-6-month-follow-up-results-from-the-prospective-observational-optimizing-patient-experience-and-response-to-topical-analgesics-study
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Jeffrey A Gudin, Michael J Brennan, E Dennis Harris, Peter L Hurwitz, Derek T Dietze, James D Strader
BACKGROUND: Opioids and other controlled substances prescribed for chronic pain are associated with abuse, addiction, and death, prompting national initiatives to identify safe and effective pain management strategies including topical analgesics. METHODS: This prospective, observational study evaluated changes from baseline in overall mean severity and interference scores on the Brief Pain Inventory scale and the use of concurrent pain medications at 3- and 6-month follow-up assessments in chronic pain patients treated with topical analgesics...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042786/interpersonal-sensitivity-mediates-the-effects-of-child-abuse-and-affective-temperaments-on-depressive-symptoms-in-the-general-adult-population
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Ayano Otsuka, Yoshikazu Takaesu, Mitsuhiko Sato, Jiro Masuya, Masahiko Ichiki, Ichiro Kusumi, Takeshi Inoue
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that multiple factors interact with the onset and prognosis of major depressive disorders. In this study, we investigated how child abuse, affective temperaments, and interpersonal sensitivity are interrelated, and how they affect depressive symptoms in the general adult population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 415 volunteers from the general adult population completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, the Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris, and San Diego-Autoquestionnaire version, the Child Abuse and Trauma Scale, and the Interpersonal Sensitivity Measure, which are all self-administered questionnaires...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042530/hypereosinophilia-secondary-to-disseminated-paracoccidioidomycosis
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Mateo Mejia-Zuluaga, Samuel Rosas, Verónica Posada Vélez, Pedro A Quintero
BACKGROUND Paracoccidioidomycosis is an endemic mycosis in Central and South America caused by the thermally dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Despite its self-limited course and usually asymptomatic infection, some patients may present with a systemic illness mimicking multiple conditions and thus question the general state of their immune system. CASE REPORT A 28-year-old male presented to the hospital with fever, dry cough, and non-pruritic rash with no characteristic distribution for the past 10 days...
October 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042214/synthetic-cannabinoid-am2201-induces-seizures-involvement-of-cannabinoid-cb1-receptors-and-glutamatergic-transmission
#18
Masahiko Funada, Mika Takebayashi-Ohsawa
Abuse of synthetic cannabinoids is a serious social problem worldwide. Intentional ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids can cause severe toxicity, including seizures. Here we investigated the effects of acute administration of synthetic cannabinoids on the induction of epileptic seizures by monitoring electroencephalographic activity in freely moving mice. The synthetic cannabinoid, AM2201, induced abnormal, high-amplitude (>2-fold baseline amplitude), sharp-wave activity. The abnormal spike-wave discharges were accompanied by epileptiform behavior: rigid posture, tail extension, rearing with forepaws extended, jumping, and intermittent tonic-clonic jerking movements...
October 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042062/getting-evidence-into-action-to-tackle-institutional-child-abuse
#19
Sarah Morton
The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is an example of a government response to survivors' demands to address the harm they suffered. It is also a major response by a national government to improve child safety in the future. Facing up to child abuse is difficult and in other countries similar inquiries have suffered delays and derailing. This commentary uses an evidence-to-action lens to explore why clear evidence of child sexual abuse may be ignored and side-lined...
October 14, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041989/links-of-gut-microbiota-composition-with-alcohol-dependence-syndrome-and-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Veronika B Dubinkina, Alexander V Tyakht, Vera Y Odintsova, Konstantin S Yarygin, Boris A Kovarsky, Alexander V Pavlenko, Dmitry S Ischenko, Anna S Popenko, Dmitry G Alexeev, Anastasiya Y Taraskina, Regina F Nasyrova, Evgeny M Krupitsky, Nino V Shalikiani, Igor G Bakulin, Petr L Shcherbakov, Lyubov O Skorodumova, Andrei K Larin, Elena S Kostryukova, Rustam A Abdulkhakov, Sayar R Abdulkhakov, Sergey Y Malanin, Ruzilya K Ismagilova, Tatiana V Grigoryeva, Elena N Ilina, Vadim M Govorun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse has deleterious effects on human health by disrupting the functions of many organs and systems. Gut microbiota has been implicated in the pathogenesis of alcohol-related liver diseases, with its composition manifesting expressed dysbiosis in patients suffering from alcoholic dependence. Due to its inherent plasticity, gut microbiota is an important target for prevention and treatment of these diseases. Identification of the impact of alcohol abuse with associated psychiatric symptoms on the gut community structure is confounded by the liver dysfunction...
October 17, 2017: Microbiome
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