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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149893/association-between-severity-of-illicit-drug-dependence-and-quality-of-life-in-a-psychosocial-care-center-in-brazil-cross-sectional-study
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Selva Rios Campêlo, Maria Alves Barbosa, Danilo Rocha Dias, Camila Cardoso Caixeta, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles, Celmo Celeno Porto
BACKGROUND: Quality of life must be one of the main purposes for the treatment of drug users, requiring a better understanding of the association between the quality of life and the severity of dependency. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between severity of substance use in various areas of human functioning and quality of life of illicit drug users in a psychosocial care center for alcohol and drugs. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 60 participants - illicit drug users - treated at a psychosocial care center for alcohol and drugs...
November 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148826/engagement-in-the-overdose-risk-information-orion-e-health-tool-for-opioid-overdose-prevention-and-self-efficacy-a-preliminary-study
#2
Giuseppe Carrà, Cristina Crocamo, Gerald Humphris, Tommaso Tabacchi, Francesco Bartoli, Julia Neufeind, Norbert Scherbaum, Alexander Baldacchino
Increasing awareness of, and information about, overdose risk is an appropriate approach in risk reduction. e-Health technology in substance use disorders is an opportunity to support behavioral changes related to public health concerns. The present study aimed to evaluate the short-term impact of an innovative e-health psychoeducational software, the Overdose RIsk InfOrmatioN (ORION) tool. The ORION programme provided relevant information to opioid-dependent individuals about the risk of suffering a drug overdose as a result of high risky and dysfunctional behaviors...
November 17, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147985/deciphering-the-growth-organic-acid-exudations-and-ionic-homeostasis-of-amaranthus-viridis-l-and-portulaca-oleracea-l-under-lead-chloride-stress
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Muhammad Tariq Javed, Muhammad Sohail Akram, Noman Habib, Kashif Tanwir, Qasim Ali, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Huma Gul, Naeem Iqbal
Lead (Pb) stress adversely affects in planta nutrient homeostasis and metabolism when present at elevated concentration in the surrounding media. The present study was aimed at investigation of organic acid exudations, elemental contents, growth, and lipid peroxidation in two wild plants (Amaranthus viridis L. and Portulaca oleracea L.), exhibiting differential root to shoot Pb translocation, under Pb stress. Plants were placed in soil spiked with lead chloride (PbCl2) concentrations of 0, 15, 30, 45, or 60 mg Pb/kg soil, in rhizoboxes supplied with nylon nets around the roots...
November 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147099/changes-in-quality-characteristics-of-pork-patties-containing-antioxidative-fish-skin-peptide-or-fish-skin-peptide-loaded-nanoliposomes-during-refrigerated-storage
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Jing-Jing Bai, Jung-Gyu Lee, Sang-Yoon Lee, Soojin Kim, Mi-Jung Choi, Youngjae Cho
Marine fish skin peptides (FSP) have been widely studied due to their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. We aimed to use a natural antioxidant, FSP, to replacing synthetic preservatives in a pork patty model, which is safer for human body. Moreover, nano-liposome technology can be applied for masking the fishy smell and improving the stability of this peptide. Therefore, in this study, the effects of FSP and FSP-loaded liposomes (FSPL) on pork patty were evaluated through the tests of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), color, cooking loss, texture, volatile basic nitrogen (VBN), and the pH value, during 14 d of refrigerated (4°C) storage...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145083/composition-and-functional-group-characterization-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-eps-in-activated-sludge-the-impacts-of-polymerization-degree-of-proteinaceous-substrates
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Bin-Bin Wang, Xue-Ting Liu, Jian-Meng Chen, Dang-Cong Peng, Feng He
Characteristics of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in activated sludge strongly depend on wastewater substrates. Proteinaceous substrates (ProS) present in heterogeneous polymeric form are intrinsic and important parts of wastewater substrates for microorganisms in activated sludge systems. However, correlations between ProS and characteristics of EPS are scarce. This study systematically explored the impacts of monomeric (Mono-), low polymeric (LoP-) and high polymeric (HiP-) ProS on compositions and functional groups of EPS in activated sludge...
November 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142605/aviscumine-a-recombinant-ribosomal-inhibitor-increases-the-antitumor-activity-of-natural-killer-cells
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Gabriele Gamerith, Arno Amann, Bettina Schenk, Thomas Auer, Hans Lentzen, Dirk O Mügge, Katharina M Cima, Judith Löffler-Ragg, Wolfgang Hilbe, Heinz Zwierzina
Aviscumine, a recombinant lectin I, has been identified as an immunomodulatory agent within a new class of ribotoxic stress-inducing anticancer substances that have demonstrated efficacy in phase I/II trials. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the presumed effect of aviscumine on enhancing human natural killer (NK) cell antitumor cytotoxicity. To measure the effect of aviscumine on human NK cell cytotoxicity, chromium-51-release assays against K-562 cells were performed with isolated NK cells from the whole blood of 34 healthy volunteers...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142423/bioactive-turmerosaccharides-from-curcuma-longa-extract-nr-inf-02-potential-ameliorating-effect-on-osteoarthritis-pain
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Bharathi Bethapudi, Sasikumar Murugan, Ramanaiah Illuri, Deepak Mundkinajeddu, Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami
Background: Curcuma longa has long history of medicinal use in Ayurveda. A unique product NR-INF-02 was prepared from C. longa that was standardized to contain turmerosaccharides. Objective: The present study investigated the effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction of NR-INF-02 on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced OA pain animal model that mimics human OA. Further, the analgesic effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction was compared to turmerosaccharides less fraction of NR-INF-02...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142162/chloroform-extract-of-turmeric-inhibits-biofilm-formation-eps-production-and-motility-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
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Sumreen Hayat, Anjum N Sabri, Timothy D McHugh
In the form of biofilms, bacteria exhibit more resistance to antibiotics. Biofilm formers can withstand severe conditions and the host's defense system. Therefore, it is necessary to search for effective biofilm inhibitors. In this study, we investigated the effect of a chloroform extract of turmeric on biofilm formation against antibiotic resistant bacteria. The extract exhibited its antibiofilm effect by altering adherence, motility, extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) production and cell surface hydrophobicity; important attributes of biofilm formation...
November 15, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140822/optimizing-pregnancy-treatment-interventions-for-moms-opti-mom-a-pilot-study
#9
Gerald T Cochran, Valerie Hruschak, Walitta Abdullah, Elizabeth Krans, Antoine B Douaihy, Stephanie Bobby, Rachel Fusco, Ralph Tarter
OBJECTIVES: The public health burden of opioid use disorder (OUD) among pregnant women has significantly increased in recent years. The Optimizing Pregnancy Treatment Interventions for Moms study was a pilot project that examined the feasibility of a patient navigation (PN) intervention model to reduce substance use and improve mental health, quality of life, and to increase engagement with treatment services among pregnant women with OUD. METHODS: A 1-group repeated-measures pilot study was conducted with treatment-seeking pregnant women with opioid dependence initiating buprenorphine maintenance treatment...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138950/improvement-of-amperometric-transducer-selectivity-using-nanosized-phenylenediamine-films
#10
O V Soldatkina, I S Kucherenko, V M Pyeshkova, S A Alekseev, O O Soldatkin, S V Dzyadevych
In this work, we studied the conditions of deposition of a semipermeable polyphenylenediamine (PPD)-based membrane on amperometric disk platinum electrodes. Restricting an access of interfering substances to the electrode surface, the membrane prevents their impact on the sensor operation. Two methods of membrane deposition by electropolymerization were compared-at varying potential (cyclic voltammetry) and at constant potential. The cyclic voltammetry was shown to be easier in performing and providing better properties of the membrane...
November 14, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138834/mechanism-of-free-radical-generation-in-platelets-and-primary-hepatocytes-a-novel-electron-spin-resonance-study
#11
Chiun-Lang Wang, Po-Sheng Yang, Jeng-Ting Tsao, Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Meng-Jiy Wang, Joen-Rong Sheu, Duen-Suey Chou
Oxygen free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of toxic liver injury and are thought to be involved in cardiac dysfunction in the cirrhotic heart. Therefore, direct evidence for the electron spin resonance (ESR) detection of how D‑galactosamine (GalN), an established experimental hepatotoxic substance, induced free radicals formation in platelets and primary hepatocytes is presented in the present study. ESR results demonstrated that GalN induced hydroxyl radicals (OH•) in a resting human platelet suspension; however, radicals were not produced in a cell free Fenton reaction system...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137869/morbidity-and-mortality-in-homeless-individuals-prisoners-sex-workers-and-individuals-with-substance-use-disorders-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert W Aldridge, Alistair Story, Stephen W Hwang, Merete Nordentoft, Serena A Luchenski, Greg Hartwell, Emily J Tweed, Dan Lewer, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Andrew C Hayward
BACKGROUND: Inclusion health focuses on people in extremely poor health due to poverty, marginalisation, and multimorbidity. We aimed to review morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with substance use disorders, sex workers, and imprisoned individuals. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for studies published between Jan 1, 2005, and Oct 1, 2015...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136956/antagonistic-effect-of-oxytocin-and-tacrolimus-combination-on-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-antagonistic-effect-of-oxytocin-and-tacrolimus-antagonistic-effect-of-oxytocin-and-tacrolimus
#13
Gozde Sir, Bakiye Goker Bagca, Gurkan Yigitturk, Turker Cavusoglu, Cigir Biray Avci, Cumhur Gunduz, Yigit Uyanikgil
Tacrolimus (FK506) is a chemotherapeutic agent, which uses calcineurin pathway via inhibiting the stimulation of T cells to prevent the formation of immune response in the recipient individual in organ transplants. FK506 is mainly metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 enzyme system and is known that it has high toxic effects on different cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have recently gained importance since their potential to be used in cellular therapy and tissue regeneration. In some clinical cases, MSCs are transferred into the patient after the organ transplantations in order to support the treatment...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136566/treatment-for-opioid-use-and-outcomes-in-older-adults-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Anne Marie Carew, Catherine Comiskey
BACKGROUND: Historically, issues relating to problem substance use among older people have received little attention, and have only recently been recognised. METHODS: A literature review of relevant material was conducted in November 2015 to assess current outcome research among older adults treated for opioid dependence. Multiple electronic databases were searched and results were supplemented by grey literature, library and online searches, and relevant references within selected articles...
November 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136565/attentional-bias-toward-alcohol-stimuli-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-retention-in-cocaine-dependence-and-alcohol-user-patients
#15
Carmen Díaz-Batanero, Sara Domínguez-Salas, Enrique Moraleda, Fermín Fernández-Calderón, Oscar M Lozano
BACKGROUND: Attentional bias towards substance-related stimuli has shown to be involved in the development and maintenance of cocaine dependence. The relationship between alcohol use and cocaine dependence shown in literature justify the need of study these two substances jointly. METHODS: This paper analyzes patterns of attentional bias in 71 patients with cocaine dependence and compares these patterns according to whether occasional or problematic concurrent alcohol use is taken into account...
November 6, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135028/effects-of-hydrolyzed-rapeseed-cake-extract-on-the-quality-characteristics-of-mayonnaise-dressing
#16
Ye-Seul Kim, Jeung-Hee Lee
Combined fractions (H2 O and 30% and 50% ethanol) of crude rapeseed cake extracts with 80% ethanol were hydrolyzed with NaOH solution. The hydrolyzed extract showed significantly higher contents of total phenolics (41.8 mg SAE/g) and sinapic acid (425.8 mg/g), as well as higher 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl radical-scavenging capacity (91.98 RSC%) than the crude extract (P < 0.05). Antimicrobial activity of the hydrolyzed extract was remarkably higher than that of the crude extract against selected Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as yeast, as determined by the minimum inhibitory concentration method...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134961/the-impact-of-combinations-of-alcohol-nicotine-and-cannabis-on-dynamic-brain-connectivity
#17
Victor M Vergara, Barbara J Weiland, Kent Hutchison, Vince D Calhoun
Alcohol, nicotine and cannabis are among the most commonly used drugs. A prolonged and combined use of these substances can alter normal brain wiring in different ways depending on the consumed cocktail mixture. Brain connectivity alterations and their change with time can be assessed using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) because of its spatial and temporal content. Here, we estimated dynamic functional network connectivity (dFNC) as derived from fMRI data to investigate the effects of single or combined use of alcohol, nicotine and cannabis...
November 14, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129313/physico-chemistry-of-bacterial-transmission-versus-adhesion
#18
REVIEW
Niar Gusnaniar, Henny C van der Mei, Wenwen Qu, Titik Nuryastuti, Johanna M M Hooymans, Jelmer Sjollema, Henk J Busscher
Bacterial adhesion is a main problem in many biomedical, domestic, natural and industrial environments and forms the onset of the formation of a biofilm, in which adhering bacteria grow into a multi-layered film while embedding themselves in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances. It is usually assumed that bacterial adhesion occurs from air or by convective-diffusion from a liquid suspension, but often bacteria adhere by transmission from a bacterially contaminated donor to a receiver surface. Therewith bacterial transmission is mechanistically different from adhesion, as it involves bacterial detachment from a donor surface followed by adhesion to a receiver one...
November 5, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129047/hepaprotective-effect-of-standardized-ecklonia-stolonifera-formulation-on-ccl%C3%A2-induced-liver-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#19
Jae-Hyuk Byun, Jun Kim, Se-Young Choung
The liver is an essential organ for the detoxification of exogenous xenobiotics, drugs and toxic substances. The incidence rate of non-alcoholic liver injury increases due to dietary habit change and drug use increase. Our previous study demonstrated that Ecklonia stolonifera (ES) formulation has hepatoprotective effect against alcohol-induced liver injury in rat and tacrine-induced hepatotoxicity in HepG2 cells. This present study was designated to elucidate hepatoprotective effects of ES formulation against carbon tetrachloride (CCl₄)-induced liver injury in Sprague Dawley rat...
November 13, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128195/-what-support-of-young-presenting-a-first-psychotic-episode-when-schooling-is-being-challenged
#20
M-N Vacheron, H Veyrat-Masson, E Wehbe
Psychiatric disorders (more specifically mood disorders and psychosis) represent the 1st cause of disability among young people. Unemployment rate between 75 to 95% for the person with schizophrenia. It is correlated to poor social integration and bad economic status, worse symptomatology loss of autonomy as well as global bad functioning. It is responsible of more than half of the overall cost of psychosis. The onset of most of psychiatric disorders occur between the age of 25 and 35 years old, a critical time in young adult life when they should build their professional as well as social future...
November 8, 2017: L'Encéphale
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