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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651146/the-effects-of-drinking-and-driving-laws-on-car-crashes-injuries-and-deaths-evidence-from-chile
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Sebastián Otero, Tomás Rau
This paper analyzes the effects of lowering the legal blood alcohol content limit for drivers from 0.05 to 0.03 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood (g/dL) and increasing license suspension periods for offenders. We take advantage of a rich data set of administrative records that allow us to identify direct measures of accidents involving alcohol including fatalities and injuries. Results show a significant decrease of 32% in alcohol-related car accidents right after the law was approved but the effects moderate over time (15% after three years)...
June 23, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650391/proteins-differentially-expressed-in-the-pancreas-of-hepatic-alcohol-dehydrogenase-deficient-deer-mice-fed-ethanol-for-3-months
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Kamlesh K Bhopale, Samir M Amer, Lata Kaphalia, Kizhake V Soman, John E Wiktorowicz, Ghulam A Shakeel Ansari, Bhupendra S Kaphalia
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify differentially expressed proteins in the pancreatic tissue of hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase-deficient deer mice fed ethanol to understand metabolic basis and mechanism of alcoholic chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Mice were fed liquid diet containing 3.5 g% ethanol daily for 3 months, and differentially expressed pancreatic proteins were identified by protein separation using 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis and identification by mass spectrometry...
June 22, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649963/the-effect-of-growth-medium-on-i-escherichia-coli-i-pathway-mirrored-into-gc-ms-profiles
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Ileana Andreea Ratiu, Tomasz Ligor, Victor Bocos-Bintintan, Hossam Al-Suod, Tomasz Kowalkowski, Katarzyna Rafińska, Boguslaw Buszewski
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a gram-negative coliform bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most of the strains are harmless, but some serotypes are pathogenic, meaning they can cause illness, either diarrhea or illness outside of the intestinal tract. The aim of this work was to assess which components are generated in case of E. coli target analysis needed. In this purpose our study intends to emphasize the importance of the cultivability and to prove the crucial role of growth media used in bacteria growing...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649465/dietary-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-cross-sectional-study
#4
Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Marcin Mardas, Khalid Iqbal, Magdalena Kostrzewska, Tomasz Piorunek
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the role of dietary intake in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which could prove important in improving clinical outcomes for people with obesity and/or cardiovascular disease within these populations. Reduction in energy intake typically results in weight loss, markedly improving metabolic parameters and ameliorating OSA severity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of dietary and cardio-metabolic risk factors with OSA severity. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647811/is-it-possible-to-detect-peth-16-0-18-1-and-peth-18-1-18-1-in-red-blood-cells-after-20%C3%A2-years-of-storage-in-liquid-nitrogen
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Robert Boll, Theron Johnson, Rudolf Kaaks, Tilman Kühn, Gisela Skopp
INTRODUCTION: Phosphatidylethanol (PEth), as measured in freshly drawn blood samples, could be a promising new biomarker for habitual alcohol consumption, but it is still unknown whether PEth can also be determined from blood samples having been stored frozen for a longer period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PEth 16:0/18:1 and PEth 18:1/18:1 were determined by LC-MS/MS from red blood cells (RBC) derived from blood samples of (I) 20 healthy volunteers (after 1 month of storage at -80 °C) and (II) 232 participants of the population-based European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Heidelberg study (after 20 years of storage at -196 °C)...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647451/association-of-mitochondrial-dna-in-peripheral-blood-with-depression-anxiety-and-stress-and-adjustment-disorders-in-primary-health-care-patients
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Xiao Wang, Kristina Sundquist, Hamideh Rastkhani, Karolina Palmér, Ashfaque A Memon, Jan Sundquist
Mitochondrial dysfunction may result in a variety of diseases. The objectives here were to examine possible differences in mtDNA copy number between healthy controls and patients with depression, anxiety or stress- and adjustment disorders; the association between mtDNA copy number and disease severity at baseline; and the association between mtDNA copy number and response after an 8-week treatment (mindfulness, cognitive based therapy). A total of 179 patients in primary health care (age 20-64 years) with depression, anxiety and stress- and adjustment disorders, and 320 healthy controls (aged 19-70 years) were included in the study...
June 21, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647291/genistein-supplementation-improves-insulin-resistance-and-inflammatory-state-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sasan Amanat, Mohammad Hassan Eftekhari, Mohammad Fararouei, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Seyed Jalil Massoumi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The beneficial effect of genistein has indicated on metabolic disorders and inflammatory state. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of genistein supplementation on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as the hepatic manifest of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: In the present randomized double-blind controlled trial, patients with NAFLD were daily supplemented with either 250 mg genistein (n = 41) or placebo (n = 41) for 8-weeks...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645977/vitamin-d-status-and-associated-factors-among-portuguese-older-adults-results-from-the-nutrition-up-65-cross-sectional-study
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Alejandro Santos, Teresa F Amaral, Rita S Guerra, Ana S Sousa, Luisa Álvares, Pedro Moreira, Patrícia Padrão, Cláudia Afonso, Nuno Borges
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate vitamin D status and its associated factors in Portuguese older adults from the Nutrition UP 65 study. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Nationwide cluster sample of 1500 Portuguese subjects ≥65 years old. Participants were classified, according to US Institute of Medicine cut-offs, as presenting normal 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels (≥50.0 nmol/L), at risk of inadequacy (30...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645063/assessing-phosphatidylethanol-peth-levels-reflecting-different-drinking-habits-in-comparison-to-the-alcohol-use-disorders-identification-test-c-audit-c
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Alexandra Schröck, Friedrich M Wurst, Natasha Thon, Wolfgang Weinmann
In addition to monitoring problematic or harmful alcohol consumption, drinking experiments indicated the potential of phosphatidylethanols (PEth) in abstinence monitoring. To date, no profound evaluation of thresholds for the differentiation of abstinence from moderate drinking and for detection of excessive consumption based on PEth homologues exists. Investigations with a large group of healthy volunteers (n=300) were performed to establish PEth reference values reflecting different drinking habits. Blood samples were analyzed for PEth 16:0/18:1 and 16:0/18:2 by online-SPE-LC-MS/MS method...
June 13, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645062/acute-and-chronic-alcohol-use-correlated-with-methods-of-suicide-in-a-swiss-national-sample
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P Pfeifer, C Bartsch, A Hemmer, T Reisch
OBJECTIVES: Chronic and acute alcohol use are highly associated risk factors for suicides worldwide. Therefore, we examined suicide cases with and without alcohol use disorder (AUD) using data from the SNSF project "Suicide in Switzerland: A detailed national survey". Our investigations focus on correlations between acute and chronic alcohol use with reference to suicide and potential interactions with the methods of suicide. METHODS: We used data from the SNSF project in which all cases of registered completed suicide in Switzerland reported to any of the seven Swiss institutes of legal and forensic medicine between 2000 and 2010 were collected...
June 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644156/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-57-year-old-man-with-an-axillary-mass
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Palak Desai, Andrew Myers, Brian Boulmay, Fred A Lopez
A 57-year-old man presented to the surgical oncology clinic with a mildly tender mass under his right arm. Four years prior, the patient had a melanoma removed from his right shoulder along with an ipsilateral right axillary sentinel lymph sampling. Computed tomography (CT) scan was negative for metastatic disease at that time. The patient did not undergo completion axillary node dissection and was lost to follow-up. The patient was originally from Australia, did not tan but reported multiple sunburns before age 18...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643526/association-between-cotinine-verified-smoking-status-and-hypertension-in-167-868-korean-adults
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Byung Jin Kim, Ji Min Han, Jung Gyu Kang, Bum Soo Kim, Jin Ho Kang
PURPOSE: Previous studies showed inconsistent results concerning the relationship between chronic smoking and blood pressure. Most of the studies involved self-reported smoking status. This study was performed to evaluate the association of urinary cotinine or self-reported smoking status with hypertension and blood pressure in Korean adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among individuals enrolled in the Kangbuk Samsung Health Study and Kangbuk Samsung Cohort Study, 167,868 participants (men, 55...
June 23, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642875/rapid-elimination-of-blood-alcohol-using-erythrocytes-mathematical-modeling-and-in-vitro-study
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Yuliya G Alexandrovich, Elena A Kosenko, Elena I Sinauridze, Sergey I Obydennyi, Igor I Kireev, Fazoil I Ataullakhanov, Yuriy G Kaminsky
Erythrocytes (RBCs) loaded with alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALD) can metabolize plasma ethanol and acetaldehyde but with low efficiency. We investigated the rate-limiting factors in ethanol oxidation by these enzymes loaded into RBCs. Mathematical modeling and in vitro experiments on human RBCs loaded simultaneously with ADH and ALD (by hypoosmotic dialysis) were performed. The simulation showed that the rate of nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) generation in RBC glycolysis, but not the activities of the loaded enzymes, is the rate-limiting step in external ethanol oxidation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641570/1h-post-load-blood-glucose-in-the-identification-of-proatherogenic-cardiometabolic-profile-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Milena Mitrovic, Zeljko Zivanovic, Bojan Vukovic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Current data show that 1h oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) blood glucose (1h-BG) might identify persons at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases more precisely than fasting blood glucose (FBG) and 2h OGTT blood glucose (2h-BG). The aim of study was to determine whether is justified to use 1h-BG, instead of traditional blood glucose measurements, in cardiometabolic profiling of obese individuals. METHOD: Cross-sectional study enrolled 60 obese individuals without previous history of diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders...
June 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641392/alcohol-is-not-protective-against-mortality-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jennifer S Albrecht, Majid Afshar, Deborah M Stein, Gordon S Smith
Alcohol exposure results in reduced mortality following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in animal models, yet clinical studies reported conflicting results and clinical trials based on proposed mechanisms have been disappointing. Methodological issues common to many of the clinical studies may have contributed to spurious results. Our objective was to evaluate the association between blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and in-hospital mortality following TBI, overcoming methodological problems of prior studies. We conducted a retrospective cohort study on individuals treated for isolated TBI at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center between 1997-2012 (n = 1,084)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639827/the-effects-of-alcohol-expectancy-and-intake-on-slot-machine-gambling-behavior
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Dominic Sagoe, Rune Aune Mentzoni, Tony Leino, Helge Molde, Sondre Haga, Mikjel Fredericson Gjernes, Daniel Hanss, Ståle Pallesen
Background and aims Although alcohol intake and gambling often co-occur in related venues, there is conflicting evidence regarding the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on gambling behavior. We therefore conducted an experimental investigation of the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on slot machine gambling behavior. Methods Participants were 184 (females = 94) individuals [age range: 18-40 (mean = 21.9) years] randomized to four independent conditions differing in information/expectancy about beverage (told they received either alcohol or placebo) and beverage intake [actually ingesting low (target blood alcohol concentration [BAC] < 0...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639612/elevated-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-levels-are-correlated-with-blood-pressure-in-prehypertensive-chinese
#17
J-X Zhang, G-P Zhu, B-L Zhang, Y-Y Cheng
Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) has been reported involving in the occurrence and development of hypertension. However, to date, few data are available on the correlation between serum RBP4 level and blood pressure (BP) in prehypertension. Therefore, this association was investigated in prehypertensive Chinese. Overall, 160 subjects with prehypertension (Pre-HT group) and 160 subjects with normal BP (NBP group) were recruited in this study. The subjects were divided into the following four subgroups according to body mass index (BMI): obese Pre-HT subgroup; non-obese Pre-HT subgroup; obese NBP subgroup; and non-obese NBP subgroup (n=80 in each)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639467/ethanol-induced-symptoms-in-patients-receiving-gemcitabine-diluted-from-a-concentrate-for-solution-for-infusion-containing-ethanol
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Raúl Diez-Fernández, Rocío Vázquez-Sánchez, Laura López-Esteban, Santos Enrech-Frances, Ana María Sánchez-Peña, Laura Díaz-Paniagua, Miguel Soria-Tristán, José Miguel Martín Martínez, Teresa Molina-García
Purpose Ethanol as an excipient is used to enhance the solubility of gemcitabine, but, sometimes, the dose of ethanol a patient may be given is much higher than the dose considered to be toxic. We aimed to assess ethanol-related symptoms and signs in patients receiving two formulations of gemcitabine, with and without ethanol. Methods A randomized double blind cross-over study was conducted. All patients being treated with gemcitabine received two consecutive doses of the drug, one diluted from a concentrate for solution for infusion (CSI) containing ethanol and the other from a lyophilized powder, without ethanol, which was used as control group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637427/aging-and-obesity-are-associated-with-undiagnosed-hypertension-in-a-cohort-of-males-in-the-central-province-of-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
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N W I A Jayawardana, W A T A Jayalath, W M T Madhujith, U Ralapanawa, R S Jayasekera, S A S B Alagiyawanna, A M K R Bandara, N S Kalupahana
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle factors associated with hypertension (HT) in South Asian populations are relatively unknown. The objective of the current study was to investigate the prevalence rates of undiagnosed HT and factors associated with it in a cohort of males from the Central Province of Sri Lanka. METHODS: The study group consisted of 2462 males (mean age 31 years, range: 16-72 years) who underwent a routine medical examination at the National Transport Medical Institute, Kandy, Sri Lanka...
June 21, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636875/effects-of-prenatal-binge-like-ethanol-exposure-and-maternal-stress-on-postnatal-morphological-development-of-hippocampal-neurons-in-rats
#20
Ewa Jakubowska-Dogru, Birsen Elibol, Ilknur Dursun, Sinan Yürüker
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs of abuse negatively affecting human health and it is known as a potent teratogen responsible for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which is characterized by cognitive deficits especially pronounced in juveniles but ameliorating in adults. Searching for the potential morphological correlates of these effects, in this study, we compared the course of developmental changes in the morphology of principal hippocampal neurons in fetal-alcohol (A group), intubated control (IC group), and intact control male rats (C group) over a protracted period of the first two postnatal months...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
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