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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442116/determination-of-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-content-of-cannabis-seizures-in-egypt
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Ahmed M A Souleman, Alaa El-Din M Gaafar, Omar M Abdel-Salam, Shaimaa A ElShebiney
OBJECTIVE: To determine the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of cannabis seizures in Egypt. METHODS: Unheated and heated extracts of cannabis seizures were prepared from the dried flowering tops and leaves (marijuana) or from the resin (hashish) and subjected to analysis using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). RESULTS: The heated resin extract had the peak of THC in a relative ratio of 31.34%, while extracting the resin directly without heating contained only 18...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414800/semantic-prioritization-of-novel-causative-genomic-variants
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Imane Boudellioua, Rozaimi B Mahamad Razali, Maxat Kulmanov, Yasmeen Hashish, Vladimir B Bajic, Eva Goncalves-Serra, Nadia Schoenmakers, Georgios V Gkoutos, Paul N Schofield, Robert Hoehndorf
Discriminating the causative disease variant(s) for individuals with inherited or de novo mutations presents one of the main challenges faced by the clinical genetics community today. Computational approaches for variant prioritization include machine learning methods utilizing a large number of features, including molecular information, interaction networks, or phenotypes. Here, we demonstrate the PhenomeNET Variant Predictor (PVP) system that exploits semantic technologies and automated reasoning over genotype-phenotype relations to filter and prioritize variants in whole exome and whole genome sequencing datasets...
April 17, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392993/patterns-of-marijuana-and-tobacco-use-associated-with-suboptimal-self-rated-health-among-us-adult-ever-users-of-marijuana
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James Tsai, Italia V Rolle, Tushar Singh, Sheree L Boulet, Timothy A McAfee, Althea M Grant
The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of marijuana and tobacco use and their associations with suboptimal self-rated health (SRH) among US adults who reported "ever, even once, using marijuana or hashish." Data came from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, restricting to respondents aged 20 years and older who reported using marijuana at least once in their lifetime (n = 3,210). We assessed the age-adjusted prevalence of mutually exclusive groups of regular (at least once a month for more than one year) and non-regular marijuana smoking by current (serum cotinine ≥ 3...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325673/lower-limb-dynamics-and-clinical-outcomes-for-habitually-shod-runners-who-transition-to-barefoot-running
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Rami Hashish, Sachithra D Samarawickrame, Susan Sigward, Stanley P Azen, George J Salem
OBJECTIVES: Recent investigations have revealed lower vertical loading rates and knee energy absorption amongst experienced barefoot runners relative to those who rear-foot strike (RFS). Although this has led to an adoption of barefoot running amongst many recreational shoe runners, recent investigations indicate that the experienced barefoot pattern is not immediately realized. Therefore, the purpose this investigation was to quantify changes in lower-extremity dynamics and clinical outcomes measures for habitually shod runners who perform a transition to barefoot running...
December 10, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240035/endoscopic-removal-of-a-hashish-packet
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Aurora Burgos García, Consuelo Froilán Torres, Mariana Tavecchia
Illicit drug trafficking within the body ("body packers") represents a medical-legal problem currently on the rise. Endoscopic removal of drug packets is not generally recommended because of the risk of packet rupture and subsequent overdose on the spilled substance. A 40-year-old male presented with abdominal pain and diaphoresis following the ingestion of 30 g of hashish as a means of illegal trafficking, remaining in police custody during his hospital stay.
February 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210835/a-10-year-review-of-cannabis-exposure-in-children-under-3-years-of-age-do-we-need-a-more-global-approach
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Isabelle Claudet, Mathilde Le Breton, Camille Bréhin, Nicolas Franchitto
Pediatricians working in an emergency environment are confronted with children admitted to emergency departments for intoxication on a daily basis. We carried out a retrospective cohort study of children admitted to a pediatric emergency department due to unintentional cannabis exposure over a 10-year period from 2004 to 2014. Twenty-nine children under the age of 3 were admitted with a positive cannabis urine test. Eighty-seven percent of intoxications occurred at the family home. Resin was the main form of ingested cannabis (69%)...
April 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120232/molecular-targets-of-the-phytocannabinoids-a-complex-picture
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Paula Morales, Dow P Hurst, Patricia H Reggio
For centuries, hashish and marihuana, both derived from the Indian hemp Cannabis sativa L., have been used for their medicinal, as well as, their psychotropic effects. These effects are associated with the phytocannabinoids which are oxygen containing C21 aromatic hydrocarbons found in Cannabis sativa L. To date, over 120 phytocannabinoids have been isolated from Cannabis. For many years, it was assumed that the beneficial effects of the phytocannabinoids were mediated by the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097097/mir-29a-promotes-lipid-droplet-and-triglyceride-formation-in-hcv-infection-by-inducing-expression-of-srebp-1c-and-cav1
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Mennatallah Mamdouh Mahdy, Nada Magdy El-Ekiaby, Rana Mahmoud Hashish, Radwa Ayman Salah, Rasha Sayed Hanafi, Hassan Mohamed Azzazy, Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
Aims: To examine the regulation of SREBP-1c and CAV1 by microRNA-29a (miR-29a) in cells infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in an attempt to control HCV-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Methods: In order to examine the manipulation of SREBP-1c and CAV1 by miR-29a, oleic acid (OA)-treated JFH-I-infected Huh-7 cells were used. OA was added 24 h post-transfection and gene expression was investigated by qRT-PCR at 48 h post treatment. The functional impact of the observed alteration in SREBP-1c and CAV1 expression was analyzed by examining lipid droplet (LD) and triglyceride (TG) content at 72 h post-OA treatment using light microscopy and spectrophotometry, respectively...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095288/cytomegalovirus-immunoglobulin-g-avidity-index-among-blood-donors-in-alexandria-egypt
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Aleya Abdel Gawad, Mona Hashish, Amani Abaza, Aisha El-Kayal
BACKGROUND: Transfusion transmitted diseases (TTD) are a major challenge to transfusion services all over the world. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is considered one of the main viruses associated with blood transfusion. As CMV screening is not included in routine screening tests done for donated blood in blood banks in Egypt, the detection of CMV Immunoglobulin G (IgG) avidity needs to be tested for being a useful tool to diagnose recent infection among blood donors. The aim of this work was to study CMV IgG avidity index (AI) among blood donors...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074329/dietary-adequacy-of-egyptian-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-compared-to-healthy-developing-children
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Nagwa A Meguid, Mona Anwar, Geir Bjørklund, Adel Hashish, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Maha Hemimi, Eman Sultan
Although the etiology and pathology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still poorly understood, a number of environmental, anthropological, neurobiological and genetic factors have been related to the pathophysiology of ASD, even the impact of oxidative stress response related to the environment and nutrition intake. Usual recommended dietary habits are based on the combination of behavioral and dietary or nutraceutical interventions together with pharmacotherapy. Investigations about a reliable relationship between diet and ASD are still lacking...
April 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060860/prevalence-and-incidence-of-hcv-infection-among-prisoners-in-central-brazil
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Marco Antonio Moreira Puga, Larissa Melo Bandeira, Mauricio Antonio Pompilio, Julio Croda, Grazielli Rocha de Rezende, Luiz Fernando Paiva Dorisbor, Tayana Serpa Ortiz Tanaka, Gabriela Alves Cesar, Sheila Araújo Teles, Simone Simionatto, Alisson Richard Teixeira Novais, Bruna Nepomuceno, Lisie Souza Castro, Barbara Vieira do Lago, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro
The aim of this multicenter, cross sectional study was to assess the prevalence, incidence and associated risk factors among incarcerated populations from twelve Brazilian prisons. The total of 3,368 individuals from twelve prisons was randomly recruited between March 2013 and March 2014. Participants were interviewed, and provided blood samples which were tested for antibodies to Hepatitis C (HCV ab). One year after the first investigation, a cohort study was conducted with 1,656 inmates who participated the cross sectional study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992004/charcot-mitchell-and-lees-neurology-free-thinkers-and-their-experiences-of-psychoactive-drugs
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Hélio A G Teive, Francisco M B Germiniani, Pedro A Kowacs, Renato P Munhoz
Three world-famous neurologists, Charcot and Mitchell, in the 19th century, and Lees, in this century, all of whom had great scientific curiosity, experimented with the psychoactive drugs hashish, mescal and yagé, respectively, in an attempt to increase their knowledge of neurological diseases and how the brain works.
December 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975488/analysis-of-the-spontaneous-volatile-emission-profile-of-different-hashish-blocks-by-means-of-hs-spme-gc-ms
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R Ascrizzi, V Deriu, S Chericoni, M Giusiani, G Flamini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718772/relationship-between-frequent-recreational-cannabis-marijuana-and-hashish-use-and-periodontitis-in-adults-in-the-united-states-nhanes-2011-12
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Jaffer A Shariff, Kavita P Ahluwalia, Panos N Papapanou
BACKGROUND: Recreational use of cannabis following its legalization in several countries poses an emergent oral and periodontal health concern. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between frequent recreational cannabis (marijuana and hashish) use and periodontitis prevalence among U.S adults. METHODS: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 2011-12) were analyzed. The primary outcome (periodontitis) was defined using the CDC/AAP classification as well as continuous measurements of probing depth (PD) and clinical attachment loss (AL)...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717258/traditional-marijuana-high-potency-cannabis-and-synthetic-cannabinoids-increasing-risk-for-psychosis
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Robin M Murray, Harriet Quigley, Diego Quattrone, Amir Englund, Marta Di Forti
Epidemiological evidence demonstrates that cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of psychotic outcomes, and confirms a dose-response relationship between the level of use and the risk of later psychosis. High-potency cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids carry the greatest risk. Experimental administration of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient of cannabis, induces transient psychosis in normal subjects, but this effect can be ameliorated by co-administration of cannabidiol. This latter is a constituent of traditional hashish, but is largely absent from modern high-potency forms of cannabis...
October 2016: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664194/cognitive-function-and-heat-shock-protein-70-in-children-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Azza M Oraby, Ehab R Abdol Raouf, Mostafa M El-Saied, Maha K Abou-Khadra, Suzette I Helal, Adel F Hashish
We conducted the present study to examine cognitive function and serum heat shock protein 70 levels among children with temporal lobe epilepsy. The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test was carried out to examine cognitive function in 30 children with temporal lobe epilepsy and 30 controls. Serum heat shock protein 70 levels were determined with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The epilepsy group had significantly lower cognitive function testing scores and significantly higher serum heat shock protein 70 levels than the control group; there were significant negative correlations between serum heat shock protein 70 levels and short-term memory and composite scores...
January 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619556/cannabis-cultivation-in-spain-a-profile-of-plantations-growers-and-production-systems
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Arturo Alvarez, Juan F Gamella, Iván Parra
BACKGROUND: The European market for cannabis derivatives is being transformed. The cultivation of cannabis within the EU and the shift of demand from hashish to domestic marihuana are key aspects of this transformation. Spain, formerly central to the trade of Moroccan hashish, is becoming a marihuana-producing country. The emergence of "import-substitution" has been researched in other EU countries, but thus far the Spanish case remains undocumented. METHODS: This paper is based on analysis of data of 748 cannabis plantations seized by Spanish police in 2013...
September 9, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617070/nt-probnp-in-children-with-left-to-right-shunt-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Hala Mahmoud Koura, Neamat M Abdalla, Mona Hamed Ibrahim, Maha M A Abo Hashish, Sherif Mohamed Zaki
BACKGROUND: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are elevated in children with congenital heart disease involving a left-to-right shunt (LRS) and are also raised in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). As far as we know, there are few reports in the literature comparing the change of the NT-proBNP in LRS and DCM especially in the pediatric age group. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the changes of the NT-proBNP in pediatric patients with LRS and DCM. Correlation between the levels of NT-proBNP and the echocardiographic parameters in both groups was determined...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583209/hemiballistic-movements-in-a-newly-hiv-patient
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Rita Magano, Rita Jorge, Margarida Prata, Maria Conceição Ventura, José Gabriel Saraiva da Cunha
Infections of central nervous system (CNS) include a broad group of conditions and pose a particular challenge to physicians, especially in immunocompromised individuals. This case refers to a 26-year-old male patient with a history of smoked hashish and drug abuse admitted to the infectious disease department with hemiballismus of left hemibody and a positive HIV serologic test. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study showed lesions at lower left and right cerebellar hemisphere, one of them thalamus - mesencephalic suggesting an opportunistic infection or an HIV associated encephalopathy...
2016: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515722/trends-and-correlates-of-substance-use-disorders-among-probationers-and-parolees-in-the-united-states-2002-2014
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Noelle E Fearn, Michael G Vaughn, Erik J Nelson, Christopher P Salas-Wright, Matt DeLisi, Zhengmin Qian
BACKGROUND: Substance use and crime/recidivism are irrevocably linked. We explore the nuances of this association by highlighting the prevalence, trends, and correlates of substance use dsorders in a large group of probationers/parolees. METHODS: We examined SUDs among probationers and parolees in the United States using data from the National Study on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Logistic regression models were computed to examine eight distinct outcomes: alcohol abuse, illicit drug abuse, marijuana/hashish abuse, comorbid alcohol and illicit drug abuse, alcohol dependence, illicit drug dependence, marijuana/hashish dependence, and comorbid alcohol and illicit drug dependence...
October 1, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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