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Yinji Liang, Shu Liang, Yupei Zhang, Yuanjun Deng, Yifang He, Yanning Chen, Chan Liu, Chenli Lin, Qinhe Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate how the effects of compound probiotics modulate the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acid (SCFA), body composition, serum and liver lipids, and inflammatory markers in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) rats. Twenty-four male SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: normal control group (standard feed), high-fat diet (HFD) feeding group (83% standard feed + 10% lard oil + 1.5% cholesterol + 0.5% cholate + 5% sucrose), and compound probiotics intervention group (HFD + 0...
January 20, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353309/methods-for-enhancing-cyanobacterial-stress-tolerance-to-enable-improved-production-of-biofuels-and-industrially-relevant-chemicals
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REVIEW
Rebecca L Kitchener, Amy M Grunden
Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic prokaryotes that can fix atmospheric CO2 and can be engineered to produce industrially important compounds such as alcohols, free fatty acids, alkanes used in next-generation biofuels, and commodity chemicals such as ethylene or farnesene. They can be easily genetically manipulated, have minimal nutrient requirements, and are quite tolerant to abiotic stress making them an appealing alternative to other biofuel-producing microbes which require additional carbon sources and plants which compete with food crops for arable land...
January 20, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353302/-diazepam-loading-%C3%A2-can-a-strategy-for-preventing-alcohol-withdrawal-be-used-to-treat-benzodiazepine-use-disorder
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Clara Oliveras, Adriana Fortea, Laura Espinosa, Pablo Barrio, Anna Lligoña, Mercè Balcells-Olivero
Las benzodiacepinas se usan para tratar la abstinencia alcohólica siguiendo varias estrategias: dosis descendiente, dosis de carga, tratamiento en función de sintomatología. La carga de diazepam ha demostrado ser un tratamiento válido para la abstinencia alcohólica en ensayos controlados aleatorizados. Tras una búsqueda bibliográfica no sistemática, no hemos encontrado antecedentes en la literatura de una estrategia de carga de diazepam sin posterior administración de benzodiacepinas para el tratamiento de la abstinencia a éstas...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353300/empirical-validation-of-the-crafft-abuse-screening-test-in-a-spanish-sample
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Antonio Rial, Sion Kim-Harris, John R Knight, Manuel Araujo, Patricia Gómez, Teresa Braña, Jesús Varela, Sandra Golpe
The CRAFFT Substance Abuse Screening Instrument, developed by the Center for Adolescents Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) (Knight et al., 1999), is a screening tool for high-risk alcohol and drug risk consumption designed for use with adolescents. Since its publication it has been the subject of translations and validations in different countries, populations and contexts that have demonstrated its enormous potential. However, there is still no empirical validation study that would ensure its good psychometric performance in Spain...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353299/creation-of-the-txp-parenting-questionnaire-and-study-of-its-psychometric-properties
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Ana Benito, Gema Calvo, Matías Real-López, María José Gallego, Sonia Francés, Ángel Turbi, Gonzalo Haro
Parenting is linked to conduct disorders (CD) and substance related disorders (SRD) in adolescents, but with differences according to cultural context. A questionnaire with two versions (parenting questionnaire TXP-A for adolescents and TXP-C  for primary caregivers) was designed using the Delphi method to evaluate parenting practices related to CD and SRD in a Spanish population. It was validated in a community sample of 631 adolescents aged between 14 and 16 and their caregivers. Results suggest a 29-item TXP-A questionnaire with bifactorial structure: affection-communication and control-structure, with high internal (Cronbach’s alpha=0...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353297/individual-and-contextual-factors-related-to-binge-drinking-among-adolescents-in-spain-a-multilevel-approach
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Ester Teixidó-Compañó, Luis Sordo, Marina Bosque-Prous, Susanna Puigcorbé, Gregorio Barrio, M Teresa Brugal, María José J Belza, Albert Espelt
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of binge drinking by regions in Spain and assess the effect of individual and contextual factors related to this drinking pattern in adolescents. A cross-sectional study was performed with data from the 2014 Spanish School Survey on Drug Use (ESTUDES) in students aged 14-18 years (N = 34,259). The outcome was binge drinking in adolescents during the last 30 days. Individual independent variables were socioeconomic variables and variables related to access to alcohol and its availability...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353296/the-urban-environment-of-alcohol-a-study-on-the-availability-promotion-and-visibility-of-its-use-in-the-neighborhoods-of-barcelona
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Joan R Villalbí, Albert Espelt, Xisca Sureda, Marina Bosque-Prous, Ester Teixidó-Compañó, Susanna Puigcorbé, Manuel Franco, M Teresa Brugal
INTRODUCTION: This paper describes the presence of alcohol in the public space, assessing establishments that offer it, its advertising, and signs of consumption, as factors that may influence its consumption. METHOD: Descriptive observational study based on cluster sampling with two-step selection. Results are described, and the spatial association between variables is assessed. RESULTS: In the 20 census tracts studied, 306 premises were identified that offered alcoholic beverages: 204 were on-premises and 102 were off-premises, mainly supermarkets and food retail stores...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353294/development-and-validation-of-the-alcohol-expectancy-questionnaire-short-form-eq-sf
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Laura Mezquita, Laura Camacho, Carlos Suso-Ribera, Generós Ortet, Manuel I Ibáñez
Alcohol expectancies are proximal variables to alcohol use and misuse. In recent decades, different measures have been developed to assess this construct. One of the most frequently used and recommended instruments is the Expectancy Questionnaire (EQ; Leigh y Stacy, 1993). Our aim is to develop a short version of the EQ (EQ-SF) for suitable use in time-limited administrations. Two samples, adolescents (N = 514, 57.20% females) and adults (N = 548, 61.50% females), completed the EQ together with alcohol-use measures...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353293/alcohol-tobacco-and-cannabis-consumption-in-adolescents-from-a-multicultural-population-burela-lugo
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Ainara Díaz Geada, Alicia Busto Miramontes, Francisco Caamaño Isorna
Social inequalities have been associated with morbidity and mortality. Gender, ethnic group and inequalities were studied in an adolescent population to analyze alcohol, tobacco and cannabis consumption. We carried out a cross-sectional study of pupils from high schools in Burela (northern Spain) (n=238). We used the "Factors de Risc en Estudiants de Secundária" questionnaire designed by Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona. INDEPENDENT VARIABLES: nationality and weekly pocket money...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353291/editorial-impact-of-the-binge-drinking-bd-in-adolescence-are-we-doing-it-right-editorial-impacto-del-consumo-epis%C3%A3-dico-excesivo-de-alcohol-en-la-adolescencia-%C3%A2-lo-estamos-haciendo-bien
#10
Ana Magdalena Vargas-Martínez, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Eugenia Gil-García, Marta Lima-Serrano
Nowadays, one of the most prevalent patterns of alcohol consumption is called binge drinking (BD). In 2015, the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD) Group estimated that about 35% of adolescents of 15-16 years old have had at least one BD occasion in the past 30 days while at national level, the series of surveys on the use of drugs in adolescents of secondary education (ESTUDES, 2014-2015) determined that 32.2% of adolescents stated having performed BD in the last month. The aim of this editorial was to update the context of adolescence drinking and analysing the impact of BD by ages, including health and social costs derived...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353234/psychiatric-symptoms-in-preclinical-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-in-mapt-mutation-carriers
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Gayathri Cheran, Hannah Silverman, Masood Manoochehri, Jill Goldman, Seonjoo Lee, Liwen Wu, Sarah Cines, Emer Fallon, Brendan Desmond Kelly, Diana Angelika Olszewska, Judith Heidebrink, Sarah Shair, Stephen Campbell, Henry Paulson, Timothy Lynch, Stephanie Cosentino, Edward D Huey
OBJECTIVE: To characterise psychiatric symptoms in preclinical and early behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), a neurodegenerative disorder whose symptoms overlap with and are often mistaken for psychiatric illness. METHODS: The present study reports findings from a systematic, global, prospective evaluation of psychiatric symptoms in 12 preclinical carriers of pathogenic MAPT mutations, not yet meeting bvFTD diagnostic criteria, and 46 familial non-carrier controls...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353208/natural-products-berberine-and-curcumin-exhibited-better-ameliorative-effects-on-rats-with-non-alcohol-fatty-liver-disease-than-lovastatin
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Wu-Wen Feng, Shuang-Yu Kuang, Can Tu, Zhi-Jie Ma, Jing-Yao Pang, Yan-Hui Wang, Qing-Ce Zang, Ta-Si Liu, Yan-Ling Zhao, Xiao-He Xiao, Jia-Bo Wang
Studies have shown that satins and herbal products have potential to treat non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in clinic. However, no study has compared their effects, and their mechanisms remain unresolved. Here, we choose lovastatin and two herbal products including berberine and curcumin to compare their effects in treating NAFLD. NAFLD model was established by high fat food, and rats were administrated with lovastatin, berberine, curcumin, berberine + curcumin at the dosage of 100, 100, 100, 50 + 50 mg/kg bw, respectively...
January 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353186/addictive-behaviors-social-and-psychosocial-factors-and-electronic-cigarette-use-among-adolescents-a-population-based-study
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M Lindström, M Rosvall
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate associations between e-cigarette use and social and psychosocial factors and cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and narcotics use among adolescents attending 9th grade in primary school and 2nd grade in secondary school. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: The public health survey among adolescents in Scania in 2016 includes pupils in grades 9 and 2. The associations between e-cigarette use and lifestyle, social and psychosocial factors, and trust were investigated with logistic regressions...
January 17, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353152/tgf%C3%AE-c-509t-tgf%C3%AE-t869c-xrcc1-arg194trp-ikb%C3%AE-c642t-il4-c-590t-genetic-polymorphisms-combined-with-socio-economic-lifestyle-diet-factors-and-gastric-cancer-risk-a-case-control-study-in-south-indian-population
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Dhayalan Pavithra, Majumdar Gautam, Ranganathan Rama, Rajaraman Swaminathan, Gopisetty Gopal, Ayyalur Seshadri Ramakrishnan, Thangarajan Rajkumar
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is worldwide the third major cause of cancer related death. Risk factors for gastric cancer includes Helicobacter pylori infection, gastric ulcer, less hygienic condition, use of tobacco, alcohol consumption, use of salted, smoked food, genetic alterations etc. In order to identify the risk factors associated with gastric cancer in South Indian population a case-control study involving 200 proven gastric cancer cases and 400 controls was conducted. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was used to interview all the subjects who participated in our study...
January 17, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353133/maternal-serum-uric-acid-levels-and-blood-pressure-during-pregnancy-a-community-based-cohort-study
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Guoli Zhou, Claudia Holzman, Zhehui Luo, Claire Margerison
OBJECTIVE: Studies find both very low and high serum uric acid (UA) levels are related to oxidative stress and to conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and chronic kidney disease in the general population. Pregnancy studies have focused only on high maternal UA. In present study, we tested whether unusually high and low levels of maternal serum UA are associated with increases in blood pressure (BP) during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: The Pregnancy Outcomes and Community Health Study enrolled 3019 pregnant women between their 16th-27th week of pregnancy from 52 clinics in 5 Michigan communities (1998-2004)...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352933/photopolymerized-maleilated-chitosan-thiol-terminated-poly-vinyl-alcohol-hydrogels-as-potential-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
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Yingshan Zhou, Shuyan Zhao, Can Zhang, Kaili Liang, Jun Li, Hongjun Yang, Shaojin Gu, Zikui Bai, Dezhan Ye, Weilin Xu
Photocrosslinkable hydrogels composed of natural materials exhibit great application potential in tissue engineering scaffolds. However, weak formation and poor mechanical property can usually be a limitation. Herein, the photo-clickable thiol-ene hydrogels based chitosan were synthesized using photopolymerization of maleic chitosan (MCS) and thiol-terminated poly (vinyl alcohol) (TPVA) in the presence of a biocompatible photoinitiator. Rheological property and absorbing behavior of the MCS/TPVA hydrogels could be tailored by varying the amount of TPVA in the feed...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352865/antihyperlipidemic-and-hepatoprotective-activities-of-polysaccharide-fraction-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-in-high-fat-emulsion-induced-hyperlipidaemic-mice
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Zhanwei Yang, Jin Wang, Jingen Li, Lei Xiong, Hui Chen, Xin Liu, Ning Wang, Kehui Ouyang, Wenjun Wang
The objective of this study was to analyse the structure of CPP-2, and to observe the pharmacological effects of CPP-2 on lipid metabolism and oxidative stress. CPP-2, eluted as two main fractions comprised of two polysaccharides with Mw of 307 and 3.7kDa, was mainly consisted of rhamnose, mannose, glucose and galactose in a molar ratio of 1.00:0.78:3.22:0.45. The results showed that treatment with CPP-2 could improve blood lipid levels (TC, TG, HDL-C and LDL-C), liver lipid levels (TC and TG) and antioxidant status (SOD, T-AOC, GSH-PX, MDA and LPO)...
March 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352837/socio-economic-determinants-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-the-older-polish-population-results-from-the-polsenior-study
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Magdalena Wyskida, Aleksander Owczarek, Aleksandra Szybalska, Aniceta Brzozowska, Irena Szczerbowska, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Edward Franek, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Tomasz Grodzicki, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies have reported an association between vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D; 25(OH)D) deficiency and low economic status, lower educational level, drugs exposure, smoking and reduced physical activity. Our study analysed the association between sociodemographic factors and 25(OH)D status in Polish (Caucasian) seniors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (part of the PolSenior study). Serum 25(OH)D concentration was measured by a solid-phase ELISA method; a standardized questionnaire evaluated educational level, economic status, alcohol consumption, current or past cigarette smoking, physical activity, activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living...
January 21, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352817/the-association-between-sexual-behaviours-and-initiation-of-post-secondary-education-in-south-africa
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Annah V Bengesai, Hafiz T A Khan, Russell Dube
Although young people in South Africa are growing up in an era where their socioeconomic circumstances are seemingly better than those of their parents' generation, they face greater risks in their trajectory to adulthood. This is mainly because the environment in which they are making sexual decisions is also rapidly evolving. Currently, South Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV and AIDS in the world among young people aged 15-24. This study examined the effect of sexual behaviours initiated in adolescence on enrolment in post-secondary education...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352707/prenatal-exposure-to-lead-in-france-cord-blood-levels-and-associated-factors-results-from-the-perinatal-component-of-the-french-longitudinal-study-since-childhood-elfe
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Abdessattar Saoudi, Clémentine Dereumeaux, Sarah Goria, Bénédicte Berat, Serge Brunel, Marie Pecheux, Perrine de Crouy-Chanel, Abdelkrim Zeghnoun, Loïc Rambaud, Vérène Wagner, Alain le Tertre, Clémence Fillol, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Laurence Guldner
BACKGROUND: As a result of the ban on lead in gasoline on 2nd January 2000, the French population's exposure to lead has decreased in recent years. However, because of the acknowledged harmful cognitive effects of lead even at low levels, lead exposure remains a major public health issue. In France, few biomonitoring data are available for exposure to lead in pregnant women and newborn. The purpose of the perinatal component of the French human biomonitoring (HBM) program was to describe levels of various biomarkers of exposure to several environmental pollutants, including lead, among mother-baby pairs...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
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