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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938502/-alarming-pregabalin-abuse-in-munich-prevalence-patterns-of-use-and-complications
#1
Nicolas Zellner, Florian Eyer, Tobias Zellner
Background Pregabalin is used e. g. for the treatment of neuropathic pain and anxiety disorder. Recently, its potential for abuse and addiction has become apparent. Methods From 2008 - 2015, we searched our database for the term "Pregabalin", including all patients treated in our department and all calls to the Poison Information Centre (PIC) Munich.From October 2013 to September 2014, all patients were included in a cohort study who either were admitted with a drug intoxication or who presented themselves for a course of detoxification (except ethanol)...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938132/development-and-validation-of-carbofuran-and-3-hydroxycarbofuran-analysis-by-high-pressure-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detector-hplc-dad-for-forensic-veterinary-medicine
#2
Vagner Gonçalves, Nicolle Queiroz Hazarbassanov, Adriana de Siqueira, Jorge Camilo Florio, Claudia Helena Pastor Ciscato, Paulo Cesar Maiorka, Andre Fukushima, Helenice de Souza Spinosa
Agricultural pesticides used with the criminal intent to intoxicate domestic and wild animals are a serious concern in Veterinary Medicine. In order to identify the pesticide carbofuran and its metabolite 3- hydroxycarbofuran in animals suspected of exogenous intoxication a high pressure liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) method was developed and validated in stomach contents, liver, vitreous humor and blood. The method was evaluated using biological samples from seven different animal species...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937602/licochalcone-a-prevents-the-loss-of-dopaminergic-neurons-by-inhibiting-microglial-activation-in-lipopolysaccharide-lps-induced-parkinson-s-disease-models
#3
Bingxu Huang, Juxiong Liu, Chen Ju, Dongxue Yang, Guangxin Chen, Shiyao Xu, Yalong Zeng, Xuan Yan, Wei Wang, Dianfeng Liu, Shoupeng Fu
The neuroprotective effects of Licochalcone A (Lico.A), a flavonoid isolated from the herb licorice, in Parkinson's disease (PD) have not been elucidated. The prominent pathological feature of PD is the loss of dopaminergic neurons. The crucial role of neuroinflammation induced by activated microglia in dopaminergic neurodegeneration has been validated. In this study, we explore the therapeutic effects of Lico.A in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced PD models in vivo and in vitro. We find that Lico.A significantly inhibits LPS-stimulated production of pro-inflammatory mediators and microglial activation by blocking the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2) and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) p65 in BV-2 cells...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937601/humoral-response-of-buffaloes-to-a-recombinant-vaccine-against-botulism-serotypes-c-and-d
#4
Denis Y Otaka, José D Barbosa, Clóvis Moreira, Marcos R A Ferreira, Carlos E P Cunha, Antônio R S Brito, Rafael A Donassolo, Ângela N Moreira, Fabrício R Conceição, Felipe M Salvarani
Botulism is a fatal intoxication caused by botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), which are mainly produced by Clostridium botulinum and characterized by flaccid paralysis. The BoNTs C and D are the main serotypes responsible for botulism in animals, including buffaloes. Botulism is one of the leading causes of death in adult ruminants in Brazil due to the high mortality rates, even though botulism in buffaloes is poorly reported and does not reflect the real economic impact of this disease in Brazilian herds. Vaccination is reported as the most important prophylactic measure for botulism control, although there are no specific vaccines commercially available for buffaloes in Brazil...
September 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937043/inhibition-of-cd38-cyclic-adp-ribose-pathway-protects-rats-against-ropivacaine-induced-convulsion
#5
Yu Zou, Xin He, Qian-Yi Peng, Qu-Lian Guo
BACKGROUND: The CD38/cyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR) pathway plays a role in various central nervous system diseases and in morphine tolerance, but its role in local anesthetic intoxication is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the role of the CD38/cADPR pathway in ropivacaine-induced convulsion. METHODS: Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 8 per group): sham group, ropivacaine group, ropivacaine+8-Br-cADPR (5 nmol) group, ropivacaine+8-Br-cADPR (10 nmol) group, and ropivacaine+8-Br-cADPR (20 nmol) group (no rats died)...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935799/interacting-amino-acid-replacements-allow-poison-frogs-to-evolve-epibatidine-resistance
#6
Rebecca D Tarvin, Cecilia M Borghese, Wiebke Sachs, Juan C Santos, Ying Lu, Lauren A O'Connell, David C Cannatella, R Adron Harris, Harold H Zakon
Animals that wield toxins face self-intoxication. Poison frogs have a diverse arsenal of defensive alkaloids that target the nervous system. Among them is epibatidine, a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist that is lethal at microgram doses. Epibatidine shares a highly conserved binding site with acetylcholine, making it difficult to evolve resistance yet maintain nAChR function. Electrophysiological assays of human and frog nAChR revealed that one amino acid replacement, which evolved three times in poison frogs, decreased epibatidine sensitivity but at a cost of acetylcholine sensitivity...
September 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934122/invasion-of-dendritic-cells-macrophages-and-neutrophils-by-the-bordetella-adenylate-cyclase-toxin-a-subversive-move-to-fool-host-immunity
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Giorgio Fedele, Ilaria Schiavoni, Irena Adkins, Nela Klimova, Peter Sebo
Adenylate cyclase toxin (CyaA) is released in the course of B. pertussis infection in the host's respiratory tract in order to suppress its early innate and subsequent adaptive immune defense. CD11b-expressing dendritic cells (DC), macrophages and neutrophils are professional phagocytes and key players of the innate immune system that provide a first line of defense against invading pathogens. Recent findings revealed the capacity of B. pertussis CyaA to intoxicate DC with high concentrations of 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), which ultimately skews the host immune response towards the expansion of Th17 cells and regulatory T cells...
September 21, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933559/-parallel-investigations-of-blood-and-alveolar-air-in-the-diagnosis-of-lethal-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#8
Miroslav Bauer, Jiřina Bauerová, Peter Očko, Jozef Šidlo
Carbon monoxide poisonings are the most frequent among fatal gas and volatile substances intoxications. The authors present diagnostic options of fatal carbon monoxide poisoning by parallel blood investigations for the content of karbonylhaemoglobin and determining of the concentration of carbon monoxide in the alveolar air. The analysis of 160 cases of lethal poisonings with carbon monoxide over a period of 20 years was carried out. The cases were divided into subgroups according to the place of death to poisonings in flats, garages, bathrooms, in fires, road traffic accidents and mining accidents...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931363/a-guideline-based-policy-to-decrease-intensive-care-unit-admission-rates-for-accidental-hypothermia
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Herman R Sequeira, Hesham E Mohamed, Neal Hakimi, Dorothy B Wakefield, Jonathan Fine
RATIONALE: Despite guidelines advising passive rewarming for mild accidental hypothermia (AH), patients are frequently admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) for active rewarming using a forced-air warming device. We implemented a new policy at our institution aimed at safely reducing ICU admissions for AH. We analyzed our practice pre- and post-policy intervention and compared our experiences with acute care hospitals in Connecticut. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 203 participants with AH identified by primary and secondary discharge codes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930615/role-for-apolipoprotein-e-in-neurodegeneration-and-mercury-intoxication
#10
Gabriela de Paula Fonseca Arrifano, Marcus Augusto de Oliveira, Jose Rogerio Souza-Monteiro, Ricardo Oliveira Paraense, Andrea Ribeiro-Dos-Santos, Jose Richardo Dos Santos Vieira, Artur Luis da Costa Silva, Barbarella de Matos Macchi, Jose Luiz Martins do Nascimento, Rommel Mario Rodriguez Burbano, Maria Elena Crespo-Lopez
Mercury intoxication is a serious public health problem and a worldwide concern. The Minamata Convention on Mercury has been signed by 128 countries and endorsed by the World Health Organization with the recommendation of promoting the management of epidemiological information. The Central Nervous System is the main target organ for mercury. Symptoms of intoxication include altered motor coordination, visual and tactile dysfunction and paralysis, caused by neurodegeneration with a key role for oxidative damage...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930302/-accidental-severe-poisoning-with-methemoglobinogenic-substance-a-case-report
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Kinga Rośniak-Bąk, Marek Bąk, Renata Winnicka, Anna Krakowiak
A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to the Regional Poison Center because of poisoning with dimethyloaniline contained in a toxic resin-curing dimethyl aniline-based formulation ingested inadvertently. Intoxication happened at workplace. The patient was then transferred to the Toxicology Clinic, where he stayed for 3 weeks. During the hospitalization, the primary method of treatment involved administration of methylene blue, which is the antidote of choice in such cases. During the intensive care and treatment of the patient massive intravascular hemolysis was seen...
September 20, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930058/a-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-the-efficacy-of-a-brief-online-alcohol-intervention-for-high-school-seniors
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Diana M Doumas, Susan Esp, Brian Flay, Laura Bond
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this randomized controlled study was to examine the efficacy of a brief, web-based personalized feedback intervention (the eCHECKUP TO GO) on alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences among high school seniors. METHOD: Participants (n = 221) were high school seniors randomized by class period to either a brief, web-based personalized feedback intervention (the eCHECKUP TO GO) or an assessment-only control group. Participants completed online surveys at baseline and at a 6-week follow-up...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930052/portrayal-of-alcohol-brands-popular-among-underage-youth-on-youtube-a-content-analysis
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Brian A Primack, Jason B Colditz, Eva B Rosen, Leila M Giles, Kristina M Jackson, Kevin L Kraemer
OBJECTIVE: We characterized leading YouTube videos featuring alcohol brand references and examined video characteristics associated with each brand and video category. METHOD: We systematically captured the 137 most relevant and popular videos on YouTube portraying alcohol brands that are popular among underage youth. We used an iterative process to codebook development. We coded variables within domains of video type, character sociodemographics, production quality, and negative and positive associations with alcohol use...
September 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929435/neuroprotective-effects-of-galantamine-on-nerve-agent-induced-neuroglial-and-biochemical-changes
#14
RamaRao Golime, Meehir Palit, J Acharya, D K Dubey
Neuroprotection from nerve agent such as soman-induced neural damage is a major challenge for existing drugs. Nerve agent exposure can cause many neural effects in survivors arising mainly due to acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition or death within minutes. Unraveling the mechanisms underlying the nerve agent-induced multiple neurological effects is useful to develop better and safe drugs. The present study aimed to understand the molecular response during soman exposure and to evaluate the neuroprotective efficacy of galantamine on nerve agent-induced neurotoxic changes...
September 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929003/fatal-cobalt-toxicity-after-a-non-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty
#15
Rinne M Peters, Pax Willemse, Paul C Rijk, Mels Hoogendoorn, Wierd P Zijlstra
This case illustrates the potential for systemic cobalt toxicity in non-metal-on-metal bearings and its potentially devastating consequences. We present a 71-year-old male with grinding sensations in his right hip following ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty (THA). After diagnosing a fractured ceramic liner, the hip prosthesis was revised into a metal-on-polyethylene bearing. At one year postoperatively, X-rays and MARS-MRI showed a fixed reversed hybrid THA, with periarticular densities, flattening of the femoral head component, and a pattern of periarticular metal wear debris and pseudotumor formation...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928991/stress-cardiomyopathy-managed-with-extracorporeal-support-after-self-injection-of-epinephrine
#16
Bourenne Jeremy, Fresco Raphaëlle, Kerbaul François, Michelet Pierre, Gainnier Marc
A 28-year-old man was admitted to the ICU for self-injection of Epinephrine. This injection resulted in the rapid development of a catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy (inverted Takotsubo) with a severe cardiogenic shock. The importance of ventricular dysfunction required the implementation of a temporary arteriovenous circulatory support until the recovery of myocardial stunning. This case allows redefining the role of circulatory assistance during cardiotropic agents intoxication.
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928675/larval-mid-gut-responses-to-sub-lethal-dose-of-cry-toxin-in-lepidopteran-pest-achaea-janata
#17
Vinod K Chauhan, Narender K Dhania, R K Chaitanya, Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran, Aparna Dutta-Gupta
The lack of homogeneity in field application of Bacillus thuringiensis formulation often results in ingestion of sub-lethal doses of the biopesticide by a fraction of pest population and there by promotes the toxin tolerance and resistance in long term. Gut regeneration seems to be one of the possible mechanism by which this is accomplished. However, the existing information is primarily derived from in vitro studies using mid-gut cell cultures. Present study illustrates cellular and molecular changes in mid-gut epithelium of a Bt-susceptible polyphagous insect pest castor semilooper, Achaea janata in response to a Cry toxin formulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928060/rosemary-rosmarinus-officinalis-essential-oil-components-exhibit-anti-hyperglycemic-anti-hyperlipidemic-and-antioxidant-effects-in-experimental-diabetes
#18
Slimen Selmi, Kais Rtibi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to investigate the protective effects of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oils (ROEO) against alloxan-induced diabetes and oxidative stress in rats. METHODS: The animals were divided into four groups: Healthy Control (HC); Diabetic Control (DC); Healthy+ROEO (H+ROEO) and Diabetic+ROEO (D+ROEO). RESULTS: The use of GC/MS technique has allowed us to identify fifteen compounds in ROEO. We have found that alloxan administration induced hyperglycaemia, lipid metabolic parameters deregulation as well as liver and kidney dysfunctions...
September 14, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926484/alcohol-and-drug-use-before-and-during-the-first-year-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, Frédéric St-Onge, Marie-Claude Blackburn, Andrée Banville, Andrée-Anne Paradis-Giroux, Marie-Christine Ouellet
OBJECTIVES: To compare individuals with mild and moderate/severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) on alcohol and drug use and substance use disorders before and in the first year post-TBI; to explore sociodemographic and injury-related variables associated with substance use disorders. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 225 adults hospitalized in a level I trauma center after TBI. DESIGN: Observational cohort study with retrospective (pre-TBI) and prospective (4, 8, and 12 months post-TBI) assessments...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924032/staphylococcus-aureus-strain-newman-d2c-contains-mutations-in-major-regulatory-pathways-that-cripple-its-pathogenesis
#20
William E Sause, Richard Copin, Aidan O'malley, Rita Chan, Brian J Morrow, Peter T Buckley, Jeffrey Fernandez, A Simon Lynch, Bo Shopsin, Victor J Torres
Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen that imposes a great burden on the healthcare system. In the development of anti-staphylococcal modalities intended to reduce the burden of staphylococcal disease, it is imperative to select appropriate models of S. aureus strains when assessing the efficacy of novel agents. Here, using whole genome sequencing, we reveal that the commonly used strain Newman D2C from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) contains mutations that render the strain essentially avirulent...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
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