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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638713/the-behavioral-and-physiological-effects-of-high-fat-diet-and-alcohol-consumption-sex-differences-in-c57bl6-j-mice
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Rachel R Gelineau, Nicole L Arruda, Jasmin A Hicks, Isabella Monteiro De Pina, Aikaterini Hatzidis, Joseph A Seggio
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Animal studies can be a great tool to investigate sex differences in a variety of different ways, including behavioral and physiological responses to drug treatments and different "lifestyle variables" such as diets. Consumption of both high-fat diets and alcohol is known to affect anxiety behaviors and overall health. This project investigated how high-fat diet and alcohol access and its combination affected the behavior and physiology of male and female C57BL/6J mice...
June 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616097/updated-report-on-tools-to-measure-outcomes-of-clinical-trials-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Dejan B Budimirovic, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Craig A Erickson, Scott S Hall, David Hessl, Allan L Reiss, Margaret K King, Leonard Abbeduto, Walter E Kaufmann
OBJECTIVE: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) has been the neurodevelopmental disorder with the most active translation of preclinical breakthroughs into clinical trials. This process has led to a critical assessment of outcome measures, which resulted in a comprehensive review published in 2013. Nevertheless, the disappointing outcome of several recent phase III drug trials in FXS, and parallel efforts at evaluating behavioral endpoints for trials in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has emphasized the need for re-assessing outcome measures and revising recommendations for FXS...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610602/associations-of-criminal-justice-and-substance-use-treatment-involvement-with-hiv-hcv-testing-and-the-hiv-treatment-cascade-among-people-who-use-drugs-in-oakland-california
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Barrot H Lambdin, Alex H Kral, Megan Comfort, Andrea M Lopez, Jennifer Lorvick
BACKGROUND: People who smoke crack cocaine and people who inject drugs are at-risk for criminal justice involvement as well as HIV and HCV infection. Compared to criminal justice involvement, substance use treatment (SUT) can be cost-effective in reducing drug use and its associated health and social costs. We conducted a cross-sectional study of people who smoke crack cocaine and people who inject drugs to examine the association between incarceration, community supervision and substance use treatment with HIV/HCV testing, components of the HIV treatment cascade, social and physical vulnerability and risk behavior...
June 14, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604437/a-decline-in-hiv-testing-among-persons-who-inject-drugs-in-the-seattle-area-2004-2015
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Richard D Burt, Joe Tinsley, Sara Nelson Glick
BACKGROUND: Promoting HIV testing is a key component of the public health response to HIV. Assessing HIV testing frequency among persons who inject drugs (PWID) monitors the status of these efforts and can identify unmet needs and opportunities to more effectively promote testing. METHODS: Data were combined from 4 Seattle-area surveys of PWID from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) program (2005-2015) and 6 surveys of Needle Exchange clients (2004-2015)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604435/exchange-sex-and-hiv-infection-among-women-who-inject-drugs-20-us-cities-2009
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Lina M Nerlander, Kristen L Hess, Charles E Rose, Catlainn Sionean, Anna Thorson, Dita Broz, Gabriela Paz-Bailey
BACKGROUND: Women who inject drugs and who also exchange sex are at increased risk for HIV infection, but data on this population in the United States remain sparse. METHODS: This study assessed the prevalence of exchanging sex for money or drugs among women who inject drugs using data from the 2009 US National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) system. Prevalence of being HIV-positive (testing positive in NHBS), HIV-positive-unaware (reporting being HIV-negative or unknown status but testing positive in NHBS), and risk behaviors and use of services were compared between women who did and did not exchange sex...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604427/health-care-use-and-hiv-related-behaviors-of-black-and-latina-transgender-women-in-3-us-metropolitan-areas-results-from-the-transgender-hiv-behavioral-survey
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Damian J Denson, Paige M Padgett, Nicole Pitts, Gabriela Paz-Bailey, Trista Bingham, Juli-Ann Carlos, Pamela McCann, Nikhil Prachand, Jan Risser, Teresa Finlayson
PURPOSE: HIV prevalence estimates among transgender women in the United States are high, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities. Despite increased HIV risk and evidence of racial disparities in HIV prevalence among transgender women, few data are available to inform HIV prevention efforts. METHODS: A transgender HIV-related behavioral survey conducted in 2009 in 3 US metropolitan areas (Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles County), used respondent-driven sampling to recruit 227 black (n = 139) and Latina (n = 88) transgender women...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604425/reductions-in-hiv-diagnoses-among-african-american-women-a-search-for-explanations
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Wade Ivy, Ndidi Nwangwu-Ike, Gabriela Paz-Bailey
BACKGROUND: African American women experienced a 46% reduction in the rate of HIV diagnoses from 56.0 in 2008, to 30.0 in 2014 (per 100,000). The reasons for this decrease are unknown; however, we hypothesize that improvements in socioeconomic status, health care access, and risk behaviors may have contributed to this reduction. METHODS: We analyzed data from 2006, 2010, and 2013 of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system. African American women living at or below poverty were surveyed from 19 United States cities using respondent-driven and venue-based sampling, and tested for HIV infection...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599211/marijuana-and-tobacco-co-use-among-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-us-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-women-2005-2014-national-survey-on-drug-use-and-health-findings
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Victoria H Coleman-Cowger, Gillian L Schauer, Erica N Peters
BACKGROUND: Marijuana and tobacco are the most commonly used illicit and licit drugs during pregnancy. This study aimed to examine a nationally representative sample of US pregnant women and to: (1) determine the prevalence of past month marijuana and tobacco co-use, (2) identify characteristics that distinguish marijuana and tobacco co-users from users of marijuana only, tobacco only, or neither, and (3) compare characteristics that differ between pregnant and non-pregnant co-users of marijuana and tobacco...
May 24, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585931/the-modulation-of-adult-neuroplasticity-is-involved-in-the-mood-improving-actions-of-atypical-antipsychotics-in-an-animal-model-of-depression
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M Morais, P Patrício, A Mateus-Pinheiro, N D Alves, A R Machado-Santos, J S Correia, J Pereira, L Pinto, N Sousa, J M Bessa
Depression is a prevalent psychiatric disorder with an increasing impact in global public health. However, a large proportion of patients treated with currently available antidepressant drugs fail to achieve remission. Recently, antipsychotic drugs have received approval for the treatment of antidepressant-resistant forms of major depression. The modulation of adult neuroplasticity, namely hippocampal neurogenesis and neuronal remodeling, has been considered to have a key role in the therapeutic effects of antidepressants...
June 6, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582352/health-behaviors-survey-an-examination-of-undergraduate-students-substance-use
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Mary L Serowoky, Andrea N Kwasky
OBJECTIVE: This study determined the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and nonmedical prescription drugs at a small private university. In addition, risk and protective factors are examined. METHOD: The Core Institute (Southern Illinois University) was contracted to administer an anonymous, Web-based 49-item survey to matriculated undergraduate students, aged 18-23 years. Data were obtained on student behaviors, perceptions, consequences of substance use, risk factors, and coping strategies...
April 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574870/dietary-supplementation-with-fish-oil-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-enhancement-of-sensitivity-to-the-behavioral-effects-of-quinpirole
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Caroline Hernandez-Casner, Jeremiah Ramos, Katherine M Serafine
Eating a diet high in fat can lead to negative health consequences, including obesity and insulin resistance. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (such as those found in fish oil) prevent high fat diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in rats. Eating a high fat diet also enhances sensitivity of rats to the behavioral effects of drugs that act on dopamine systems (e.g. quinpirole, a dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist). To test the hypothesis that dietary supplementation with fish oil prevents high fat diet-induced enhanced sensitivity to the behavioral effects of quinpirole (0...
June 1, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570926/predictive-utility-and-measurement-properties-of-the-strength-of-implementation-intentions-scale-siis-for-condom-use
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Liesl A Nydegger, Susan L Ames, Alan W Stacy
BACKGROUND: Implementation intentions are situation-linked action plans that increase health behaviors such as condom use. Few studies have measured the strength of implementation intentions, especially regarding condom use. Non-injection drug users are at high risk for HIV due to risky sexual practices. Substance use before sex may increase risky sexual behaviors, and implementation intentions are a promising, practical route for HIV prevention. PURPOSE: This prospective study assessed the measurement properties of the newly developed Strength of Implementation Intentions Scale (SIIS) for condom use and investigated whether the SIIS predicted condom use one-year later...
May 18, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567550/hiv-prevalence-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-polydrug-users-in-brazil-a-biological-survey-using-respondent-driven-sampling
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Cremildo João Baptista, Inês Dourado, Tarcísio Matos de Andrade, Sandra Brignol, Neilane Bertoni, Francisco Inácio Bastos
Brazil has a concentrated HIV epidemic among key populations. In 2009, the Ministry of Health conducted a survey in 10 Brazilian cities aiming to estimate HIV prevalence, knowledge, and associated risk behaviors of polysubstance users (PSU). Using Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS), 3449 PSU were recruited, answered an Audio-Computer Self Assisted Interview (ACASI) and were tested for HIV and syphilis. Analyses were weighted by individual's social network size generated on RDSAT. Pooled HIV prevalence was 5...
May 31, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560686/trends-in-drug-offers-among-adolescents-in-the-united-states-2002-2014
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Sehun Oh, Christopher P Salas-Wright, Michael G Vaughn
BACKGROUND: Being offered illicit drugs is a critical factor leading to drug initiation and other psychosocial risk behaviors among adolescents in the United States. However, there exist few studies examining the recent trends in drug offers among adolescents, particularly across racial/ethnic subgroups. The present study examines trends and psychosocial/behavioral correlates of drug offers among adolescents of the three largest racial/ethnic groups. METHODS: We used data from the 2002-2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health of adolescents aged 12-17, which include African-American, Hispanic, and White adolescents (n = 199,700) in the U...
December 2017: Health & Justice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559206/working-hard-for-oneself-or-others-effects-of-oxytocin-on-reward-motivation-in-social-anxiety-disorder
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Angela Fang, Michael T Treadway, Stefan G Hofmann
There is some evidence to suggest that oxytocin promotes social behavior, especially for disorders characterized by social dysfunction, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD). The goal of this study was to examine the effect of oxytocin on reward motivation in SAD. We tested whether oxytocin promotes prosocial, or antisocial, self-directed decisions, and whether its effects depended on social anxiety severity and attachment. Fifty-two males with SAD received 24 international units of oxytocin or placebo, and completed a reward motivation task that measured willingness to work for self vs...
May 27, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555775/what-weighs-more-low-compliance-with-self-deferral-or-minor-medical-procedures-explaining-the-high-rate-of-hepatitis-c-virus-window-period-donations-in-poland
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Michal Czerwinski, Piotr Grabarczyk, Malgorzata Stepien, Dorota Kubicka-Russel, Katarzyna Tkaczuk, Ewa Brojer, Magdalena Rosinska
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of nucleic acid testing (NAT) for routine blood donor screening, hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA-only detection rates reported from Poland have been higher than in most other European countries. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: To examine factors that likely contribute to these window-period donations, we conducted a case-control study among 47 recently HCV-infected blood donors (cases), who gave blood between July 2002 and June 2014, and 141 controls matched by age, sex, and donation dates...
May 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554606/a-randomized-trial-of-brief-assessment-interventions-for-young-adults-who-use-drugs-in-the-club-scene
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Steven P Kurtz, Mance E Buttram, Maria E Pagano, Hilary L Surratt
BACKGROUND: Efficacious interventions to reduce drug use and its consequences for club drug using populations are not apparent in the literature. We tested interviewer- (CAPI) and self-administered (ACASI) comprehensive health and social risk assessments as distinct interventions compared to waitlist control. METHODS: 750 men and women ages 18-39 with multidrug use and heterosexual behavior were randomized in equal proportions to the three conditions. Instrumentation included well-tested measures of drug use, risky sex, mental distress and substance dependence...
July 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553295/developing-an-integrated-brief-biobehavioral-hiv-prevention-intervention-for-high-risk-drug-users-in-treatment-the-process-and-outcome-of-formative-research
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Roman Shrestha, Frederick Altice, Pramila Karki, Michael Copenhaver
To date, HIV prevention efforts have largely relied on singular strategies (e.g., behavioral or biomedical approaches alone) with modest HIV risk-reduction outcomes for people who use drugs (PWUD), many of whom experience a wide range of neurocognitive impairments (NCI). We report on the process and outcome of our formative research aimed at developing an integrated biobehavioral approach that incorporates innovative strategies to address the HIV prevention and cognitive needs of high-risk PWUD in drug treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540763/hiv-infection-risk-factors-and-health-services-use-among-male-to-female-transgender-sex-workers-a-cross-sectional-study-in-portugal
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Ana Gama, Maria Rosário Oliveira Martins, Luís Mendão, Henrique Barros, Sónia Dias
Male-to-female transgender sex workers (TSW) have been identified as a key population at risk for HIV. This study examined risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among TSW, and described health services use. A participatory cross-sectional survey was conducted with 125 TSW recruited in locations and networks where sex workers congregate. HIV-risk behaviors were common among participants. Inconsistent condom use with clients in the previous month was reported by 12.0% of participants and was associated with Portuguese nationality, inconsistent condom use with non-paying partners and not been reached by HIV prevention programs in the previous year...
May 25, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540733/hiv-risk-prevalence-and-access-to-care-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-lebanon
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Robert Heimer, Russell Barbour, Danielle Khoury, Forrest W Crawford, Fatma Mohamed Shebl, Elie Aaraj, Kaveh Khoshnood
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about HIV prevalence and risk among men who have sex with men in much of the Middle East, including Lebanon. Recent national level surveillance has suggested an increase in HIV prevalence concentrated among men in Lebanon. We undertook a biobehavioral study to provide direct evidence for the spread of HIV. DESIGN: . MSM were recruited by respondent driven sampling, interviewed, and offered HIV testing anonymously at sites located in Beirut, Lebanon from October 2014 through February 2015...
May 25, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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