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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726580/high-intensity-and-simultaneous-alcohol-and-marijuana-use-among-high-school-seniors-in-the-u-s
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Megan E Patrick, Philip T Veliz, Yvonne M Terry-McElrath
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana (SAM) use poses threats to health, particularly among adolescents. These risks would be exacerbated to the extent that high-intensity drinking (e.g., 10+ drinks in a row) and marijuana use (e.g., 1+ joints per day) are associated with a higher likelihood of SAM use. The current study examines the extent to which the intensity of alcohol use and of marijuana use are associated with adolescent SAM use prevalence, and whether associations remain after controlling for key covariates known to associate with both alcohol and marijuana use; it identifies alcohol and marijuana use intensity levels associated with the highest risk of adolescent SAM use...
July 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722211/using-prescription-monitoring-program-data-to-characterize-out-of-pocket-payments-for-opioid-prescriptions-in-a-state-medicaid-program
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Daniel M Hartung, Sharia M Ahmed, Luke Middleton, Joshua Van Otterloo, Kun Zhang, Shellie Keast, Hyunjee Kim, Kirbee Johnston, Richard A Deyo
BACKGROUND: Out-of-pocket payment for prescription opioids is believed to be an indicator of abuse or diversion, but few studies describe its epidemiology. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) collect controlled substance prescription fill data regardless of payment source and thus can be used to study this phenomenon. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency and characteristics of prescription fills for opioids that are likely paid out-of-pocket by individuals in the Oregon Medicaid program...
July 19, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719029/directly-observed-therapy-of-sofosbuvir-ribavirin-peginterferon-with-minimal-monitoring-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-people-with-a-history-of-drug-use-in-chennai-india-c-dot
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Sunil S Solomon, Mark S Sulkowski, Pradeep Amrose, Aylur K Srikrishnan, Allison M McFall, Balakrishnan Ramasamy, Muniratnam S Kumar, Santhanam Anand, David L Thomas, Shruti H Mehta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We assessed the feasibility of field-based directly observed therapy (DOT) with minimal monitoring to deliver HCV treatment to people with a history of drug use in Chennai, India. METHODS: 50 participants were randomized 1:1 to sofosbuvir + peginterferon alfa 2a + ribavirin (SOF+PR) for 12 weeks (Arm 1) vs. sofosbuvir + ribavirin (SOF+R) for 24 weeks (Arm 2). SOF+R was delivered daily at participant chosen venues and weekly peginterferon injections at the study clinic...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717055/incidence-of-anaphylactic-reactions-after-propofol-administration-in-dogs
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Mamoru Onuma, Misao Terada, Sadaharu Ono, Akiyoshi Murakami, Tomoko Ishida, Tadashi Sano
Propofol is an anesthetic agent suspended in an emulsion system that includes egg yolk lecithin and soybean oil, because of which, there is concern about the use of propofol in patients allergic to these substances. We examined the association between propofol administration and incidence of adverse events in dogs with allergy to egg yolk lecithin and soybean oil. On the basis of the findings of an allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) test, 14 dogs with high levels (high-IgE group) and 7 dogs with low levels (normal-IgE group) of IgE were selected...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715792/smartphone-based-cyclic-voltammetry-system-with-graphene-modified-screen-printed-electrodes-for-glucose-detection
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Daizong Ji, Lei Liu, Shuang Li, Chen Chen, Yanli Lu, Jiajia Wu, Qingjun Liu
Smartphone-based electrochemical devices have such advantages as the low price, miniaturization, and obtaining the real-time data. As a popular electrochemical method, cyclic voltammetry (CV) has shown its great practicability for quantitative detection and electrodes modification. In this study, a smartphone-based CV system with a simple method of electrode modification was constructed to perform electrochemical detections. The system was composed of these main portions: modified electrodes, portable electrochemical detector and smartphone...
July 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714411/pharmacology-and-literature-review-based-on-related-death-and-non-fatal-case-reports-of-the-benzofurans-and-benzodifurans-designer-drugs
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Bernardino Barceló Martín, Isabel Gomila
BACKGROUND: Benzofurans and benzodifurans are two groups of psychoactive substances that had originally been synthesized for research purpose. Benzofurans' structure is quite similar to the known recreational drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine together with its active metabolite 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine. Benzodifurans are closely related to phenethylamines, but have more hallucinogens effects and much longer duration of action. This study aims to review the accessible evidence-based literature on benzofurans and benzodifurans pharmacology and toxicology...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713291/an-expanding-world-of-novel-psychoactive-substances-opioids
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Jolanta B Zawilska
The abuse of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) has been increasing dramatically worldwide since late 2000s. By the end of 2015, more than 560 NPS had been reported to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Although the most popular compounds are synthetic cannabinoids and psychostimulatory derivatives of cathinone (so-called β-keto-amphetamines), novel synthetic opioids have recently emerged on the recreational drug market. They include fentanyl (a potent narcotic analgesic) and its analogs (e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709516/social-relationships-and-the-sleep-health-nexus-in-adolescence-evidence-from-a-comprehensive-model-with-bi-directional-effects
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David J Maume
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess the bi-directional effects of sleep and health (body mass index [BMI], depression, and substance use) among adolescents in the presence of comprehensive controls for social relationships and daily stressors and supports. DESIGN: Longitudinal survey. SETTING: Data were obtained from the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a longitudinal survey designed and administered by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709081/experiences-with-scramx-alcohol-monitoring-technology-in-100-alcohol-treatment-outpatients
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Sheila M Alessi, Nancy P Barnett, Nancy M Petry
BACKGROUND: Transdermal alcohol monitoring technology allows for new research on alcohol use disorders. This study assessed feasibility, acceptability, and adherence with this technology in the context of two clinical research trials. METHODS: Participants were the first 100 community-based alcohol treatment outpatients enrolled in randomized studies that monitored drinking with the secure continuous remote alcohol monitor (SCRAMx(®)) for 12 weeks. Study 1 participants were randomized to usual care (n=36) or usual care with contingency management incentives for treatment attendance (CM-Att; n=30)...
June 28, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707233/inflammatory-follicular-cysts-associated-to-necrotic-primary-teeth
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N P Marques, N C T Marques, V T Sakai, J A C Hanemann
BACKGROUND: Cysts are pathological cavities lined by epithelium and supported by connective tissue, containing fluid or semi-fluid substances and presenting developmental or inflammatory origins. CASE REPORT: This study aimed to evaluate a case series of inflammatory follicular cysts in children to clarify their nomenclature, diagnosis, clinical implications and treatment outcomes. Prevalence, aetio-pathogenesis, clinical, radiographic and microscopic findings, treatments and sequelae of this condition were assessed by using the records of patients treated between 2000 and 2015...
July 13, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704765/high-intensity-drinking-and-nonmedical-use-of-prescription-drugs-results-from-a-national-survey-of-12th-grade-students
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Sean Esteban McCabe, Philip Veliz, Megan E Patrick
BACKGROUND: Nearly 10% of U.S. 12th graders report high-intensity drinking (10+ or 15+ drinks in a row), but the extent to which these drinkers also engage in nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) is largely unknown. This study examined the associations between different thresholds of past two-week high-intensity drinking and past-month NMUPD among U.S. 12th graders. METHODS: The sample consisted of eleven nationally representative cross-sections of 12th graders in the Monitoring the Future study (2005-2015) who answered questions on past two-week drinking behaviors and past-month nonmedical use of prescription opioids, sedative, stimulants, and tranquilizers (N=26,502 respondents)...
June 29, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701974/substance-use-among-adolescents-involved-in-bullying-a-cross-sectional-multilevel-study
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Jorge Gaete, Bernardita Tornero, Daniela Valenzuela, Cristian A Rojas-Barahona, Christina Salmivalli, Eduardo Valenzuela, Ricardo Araya
Being involved in bullying as a victim or perpetrator could have deleterious health consequences. Even though there is some evidence that bullies and victims of bullying have a higher risk for drug use, less is known about bystanders. The aim of this research was to study the association between bullying experience (as victims, bullies, or bystanders) and substance use. We gathered complete information from a nationally representative sample of 36,687 students (51.4% female) attending 756 schools in Chile. We used a self-reported questionnaire which was developed based on similar instruments used elsewhere...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700478/impact-of-nonsteroidal-aromatase-inhibitors-on-steroid-profile-in-a-chinese-population
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Yanyi Xing, Xin Liu, Mengmeng Yan, Tianqi Chen, Fei Lu, Bing Xu, Yan Gong, Fuhao Chu, Haimin Lei
Steroid profiling was introduced to determine the endogenous steroid misuse in sports. Thus, screening for the exogenous use of these prohibited substances can be established by monitoring a range of endogenous steroids, which constitute the steroid profile and evaluate their concentrations and ratios against reference values. The steroid profiling is currently based on population statistics. As large interindividual variations exist, athlete biological passport (ABP) analysis is ongoing. This study aimed to identify new biomarker(s) for aromatase inhibitor detection in sports using statistical analysis and adapt the model into ABP analysis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699495/dietary-phytochemicals-and-endrocrine-related-activities-an-update
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Antonella Smeriglio, Marcella Denaro, Domenico Trombetta
Phytochemicals are non-nutrient bioactive compounds that occur in plant and food which possess the capacity to modulate one or more metabolic processes or pathways in the body, resulting to health benefits and promotion of well-being. At this regard, the interest of the scientific community continues to grow, powered by progressive research efforts to identify properties and potential applications of bioactive substances, and coupled with public interest and consumer demand. However, the natural derivation of these compounds is not a feature of harmlessness, over that of therapeutic efficacy, to which is also added the absence of post-marketing monitoring that does not allow to evaluate the occurrence of adverse effects related to the use of their related products...
July 11, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692891/degradation-studies-of-quizalofop-p-and-related-compounds-in-soils-using-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-low-and-high-resolution-mass-analyzers
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Rosalía López-Ruiz, Roberto Romero-González, José Luis Martínez Vidal, Manuel Fernández-Pérez, Antonia Garrido Frenich
A comprehensive degradation study of quizalofop-p, quizalofop-p-ethyl, quizalofop-p-tefuryl and propaquizafop in soil samples have been firstly performed using ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled to Orbitrap mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Orbitrap-MS). Thus, metabolites or degradation products, such as CHHQ (dihydroxychloroquinoxalin), CHQ (6-chloroquinoxalin-2-ol), PPA ((R)-2-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)propionic acid) and 2,3-dihydroxyquinoxaline were also monitored. An extraction procedure based on QuEChERS procedure was used...
July 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692400/developing-syndromic-surveillance-to-monitor-and-respond-to-adverse-health-events-related-to-psychoactive-substance-use-methods-and-applications
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Michelle L Nolan, Hillary V Kunins, Ramona Lall, Denise Paone
INTRODUCTION: Recent increases in drug overdose deaths, both in New York City and nationally, highlight the need for timely data on psychoactive drug-related morbidity. We developed drug syndrome definitions for syndromic surveillance to monitor drug-related emergency department (ED) visits in real time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used 2012 archived syndromic surveillance data from New York City hospitals to develop definitions for psychoactive drug-related syndromes...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689643/suicide-means-among-decedents-aged-50-years-2005-2014-trends-and-associations-with-sociodemographic-and-precipitating-factors
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Namkee G Choi, Diana M DiNitto, C Nathan Marti, Mark S Kaplan, Yeates Conwell
OBJECTIVE: To examine 1) temporal trends between 2005 and 2014 in the three most frequently used suicide means (firearms, hanging/suffocation, alcohol/drug/medicine overdose) by decedents aged 50+ years and 2) associations of suicide means with sociodemographic and precipitating factors. METHODS: The National Violent Death Reporting System, 2005-2014, provided data (N = 46,857). Suicide means were identified from ICD-10 codes for underlying cause of death and coroner/medical examiner (CME) reports...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688915/targeted-proteome-analysis-with-isotope-coded-protein-labels-for-monitoring-the-influence-of-dietary-phytochemicals-on-the-expression-of-cytoprotective-proteins-in-primary-human-colon-cells
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Christiane Östreicher, Sven Bartenbacher, Monika Pischetsrieder
Cytoprotective effects by upregulating cellular expression levels of antioxidant proteins are attributed to a significant number of food ingredients. Evaluation of those cytoprotective effects and identification of the most active components requires reliable and comprehensive proteomic strategies. Thus, promising potential bioactive ingredients could be determined for the prevention of various diseases, including colon cancer formation. We established a multiplexed nanoLC-MS/MS targeted proteomic method, operated in scheduled selected reaction monitoring mode (sSRM), to record modulation of the expression levels of six major antioxidant proteins induced by dietary phytochemicals...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687436/a-novel-fully-automated-system-for-quantification-of-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-using-magnetic-bead-based-method-combined-with-real-time-pcr
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Wen Jing Li, Hong Xing Xu, Dong Sheng Wu, Yuan Jian Wu, Wei Dong Xu
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major global health problem and causes liver damage as cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Development of an accurate, sensitive and reproducible detection method for detecting and monitoring HBV DNA is very necessary and urgent. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to evaluate the analytical performances of the fully automated Pre-NAT system comparing to domestic assay, and to explore the role of highly sensitive quantification of HBV DNA in the management of chronic HBV infection...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686987/morning-administration-of-oral-methamphetamine-dose-dependently-disrupts-nighttime-sleep-in-recreational-stimulant-users
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Evan S Herrmann, Patrick S Johnson, Natalie R Bruner, Ryan Vandrey, Matthew W Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Use of amphetamine-type stimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) is associated with acute sleep disruptions. No prior reports have characterized the acute effects of methamphetamine on sleep using polysomnography, the gold standard for objective sleep monitoring. METHODS: Recreational stimulant users (n=19) completed a baseline assessment, which included questionnaires assessing demographic and substance use characteristics, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), which assesses sleep quality over the past month...
June 20, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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