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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545664/a-phenolic-glycoside-from-flacourtia-indica-induces-heme-mediated-oxidative-stress-in-plasmodium-falciparum-and-attenuates-malaria-pathogenesis-in-mice
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Shiv Vardan Singh, Ashan Manhas, Suriya P Singh, Sonali Mishra, Nimisha Tiwari, Parmanand Kumar, Karuna Shanker, Kumkum Srivastava, Koneni V Sashidhara, Anirban Pal
BACKGROUND: Flacourtia indica is especially popular among the various communities of many African countries where it is being used traditionally for the treatment of malaria. In our previous report, we have identified some phenolic glycosides from the aerial parts of F. indica as promising antiplasmodial agents under in vitro conditions. PURPOSE: Antimalarial bioprospection of F. indica derived phenolic glycoside in Swiss mice (in vivo) with special emphasis on its mode of action...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535708/perceived-determinants-to-alcohol-consumption-and-misuse-a-survey-of-university-students
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Nicholas Muli, Briege M Lagan
AIM: Before an attempt is made to develop any population-specific behavioural change programme, it is important to know what the factors that influence behaviours are. The aim of this study was to identify what are the perceived determinants that attribute to young people's choices to both consume and misuse alcohol. METHOD: Using a descriptive survey design, a web-based questionnaire based on the Theory of Triadic Influence was administered to students aged 18-29 years at one university in Northern Ireland...
May 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514963/patient-centered-primary-care-for-adults-at-high-risk-for-auds-the-choosing-healthier-drinking-options-in-primary-care-choice-trial
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Katharine A Bradley, Evette Joy Ludman, Laura J Chavez, Jennifer F Bobb, Susan J Ruedebusch, Carol E Achtmeyer, Joseph O Merrill, Andrew J Saxon, Ryan M Caldeiro, Diane M Greenberg, Amy K Lee, Julie E Richards, Rachel M Thomas, Theresa E Matson, Emily C Williams, Eric Hawkins, Gwen Lapham, Daniel R Kivlahan
BACKGROUND: Most patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) never receive alcohol treatment, and experts have recommended management of AUDs in primary care. The Choosing Healthier Drinking Options In primary CarE (CHOICE) trial was a randomized controlled effectiveness trial of a novel intervention for primary care patients at high risk for AUDs. This report describes the conceptual and scientific foundation of the CHOICE model of care, critical elements of the CHOICE trial design consistent with the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR), results of recruitment, and baseline characteristics of the enrolled sample...
May 17, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504515/the-catalytically-lignan-activation-based-approach-for-the-synthesis-of-epi-podophyllotoxin-derivatives
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Jun-Hao Wan, Yang Hu, Hui Liu, Yuan-Hong Tu, Zhong-Yi He, Jian-Song Sun
Under the effect of catalytic amount of Au(I) complex, 4-O-(2-cyclopropylethynyl)benzoyl-(epi)-podophyllotoxins, easily prepared via dehydrative condensation between (epi)-podophyllotoxin and ortho-cyclopropylethynylbenzoic acid, could couple with a variety of nucleophiles, including alcohol, phenol, aniline, and carbon nucleophiles efficiently to provide (epi)-podophyllotoxin derivatives. Thus, the first catalytic and lignan-activation-based approach for (epi)-podophyllotoxin derivatization was established...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503557/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Amar Gupta, Elijah Dixon
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare entity with a distinct clinical course and epidemiology from hilar and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. ICC makes up 8-10% of cholangiocarcinomas and 10-20% of all primary liver tumors. There remains a considerable amount of geographic variation in the incidence of ICC worldwide; however, the overall incidence of this malignancy appears to be rising. Several risk factors have been identified, such as infectious causes (liver flukes, viral hepatitis), biliary tract disease [primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), hepaticolithiasis, biliary cystic diseases], metabolic syndrome, lifestyle choices (alcohol abuse, tobacco use), and cirrhosis...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485905/-shifting-from-heroin-to-alcohol-addiction-descriptive-survey
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Sergio Borsetti, Johnny Acquaro, Emanuele Bignamini
INTRODUCTION: Addiction is a disease which affects the relation between the person and the object of his addiction. One of the major risks for people addicted to heroin treated with Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is to develop addiction from another substance, particularly alcohol, while treating heroin addiction, "shifting" this way from heroin addic- tion to alcoholism. OBJECTIVE: describing such "shifting" process within the population taken into considera- tion for this study...
January 2017: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479740/effect-of-shankhpushpi-on-alcohol-addiction-in-mice
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Mahi Heba, Sana Faraz, Sugato Banerjee
Alcohol addiction is a worldwide problem. It has mainly two components: dependence and withdrawal. Characteristic properties of most anti-addictive compounds include anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, and nootropic actions. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis. Convolvulaceae), known ethnopharmacologically as brain tonic, possess all the properties mentioned above. Here, we screen shankhpushpi for possible anti-addictive potential. Effect of shankhpushpi churna was measured on ethanol withdrawal anxiety using elevated plus maze...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474188/the-mediating-role-of-autonomy-and-relatedness-on-maternal-and-child-outcomes
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Xiamei Guo, Natasha Slesnick
The current study examined the mediating role of both mother and child interactive behaviors, which granted or undermined autonomy and relatedness, on the bidirectional and longitudinal association between maternal depressive symptoms and child internalizing behaviors, as well as the association between maternal substance use and child externalizing behaviors. Child's sex and mother's drug of choice were explored as potential moderators of the mediation relationship. Data were collected from 183 dyads including treatment-seeking substance using mothers and their children (95 males, aged between 8 and 16 years old)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473059/nicotinamide-protects-hepatocytes-against-palmitate-induced-lipotoxicity-via-sirt1-dependent-autophagy-induction
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Chen Shen, Xiaobing Dou, Yue Ma, Wang Ma, Songtao Li, Zhenyuan Song
Lipotoxicity induced by saturated fatty acids (SFAs) plays a pathological role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, the exact mechanism remains to be clearly elucidated. Palmitate is the most abundant SFA in the circulation and major lipotoxic inducer. Accumulating evidence supports that autophagy induction is protective against palmitate-induced cell death in a variety of cell types, including hepatocytes. Nicotinamide is the amide form of nicotinic acid (vitamin B3, Niacin) and a dietary supplementation as a source of vitamin B3...
April 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464979/how-do-family-medicine-residents-choose-an-anticoagulation-regimen-for-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Payam Yazdan-Ashoori, Zardasht Oqab, William F McIntyre, Kieran L Quinn, Erik van Oosten, Wilma M Hopman, Adrian Baranchuk
Aim To examine the choices Canadian family medicine residents make for oral anticoagulation (OAC) for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND: AF increases the risk of strokes. An important consideration in AF management is risk stratification for stroke and prescription of appropriate OAC. Family physicians provide the vast majority of OAC prescriptions. METHODS: We administered a survey to residents in multiple Canadian family medicine training programmes...
May 3, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464898/addressing-tobacco-in-australian-alcohol-and-other-drug-treatment-settings-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-staff-attitudes-and-perceived-barriers
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Eliza Skelton, Flora Tzelepis, Anthony Shakeshaft, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Adrian Dunlop, Sam McCrabb, Kerrin Palazzi, Billie Bonevski
BACKGROUND: Within alcohol and other drug (AOD) services, staff attitudes and beliefs are important influences determining provision of smoking cessation care. This study of AOD staff aimed to examine: a) current attitudes toward smoking cessation care; b) service and staff characteristics associated with unsupportive smoking cessation care attitudes, and c) perceived barriers to providing smoking cessation care. METHODS: Between July-October 2014, 506 staff from 31 Australian AOD services completed an online cross-sectional survey which assessed agreement with 6 attitudinal statements (supportive and unsupportive) and 10 perceived barriers to smoking cessation care in the AOD setting...
May 2, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458264/none-of-us-will-get-out-of-here-alive-the-intersection-of-perceived-risk-for-hiv-risk-behaviors-and-survival-expectations-among-african-american-emerging-adults
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Lorece V Edwards, Ian Lindong, Lawrence Brown, Anita S Hawkins, Sabriya Dennis, Olaoluwa Fajobi, Randolph Rowel, Ronald Braithwaite, Kim D Sydnor
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) significantly affects minority emerging adults, among whom the rate of new diagnoses is high and health disparities are more pronounced. Importantly, emerging adults today have limited knowledge of the earlier toll of the virus when it was identified as a killer. Among this population, perceptions of risk for HIV are low and sexual risk taking behaviors are high. The Get SMART Project is a behavioral intervention aimed to provide re-purposed HIV, alcohol, and substance abuse prevention education and HIV testing to African American emerging adults ages 18-24...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455900/barriers-in-the-access-to-alcohol-treatment-in-outpatient-clinics-in-urban-and-rural-community
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Łukasz Wieczorek
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was identification of the barriers making it notably more challenging to access clinics in urban and rural communities. METHODS: The method, which was used in this study adopts the qualitative research perspective. The research tool was an interview with a standardized list of desired information. The interviews were conducted with alcohol dependent patients and therapists. 64 interviews were performed in two outpatient clinics located in Warsaw, and in rural area...
February 26, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437863/sirt3-acts-as-a-negative-regulator-of-autophagy-dictating-hepatocyte-susceptibility-to-lipotoxicity
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Songtao Li, Xiaobing Dou, Hua Ning, Qing Song, Wei Wei, Ximei Zhang, Chen Shen, Jiaxin Li, Changhao Sun, Zhenyuan Song
Lipotoxicity induced by saturated fatty acids (SFAs) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, the exact mechanism(s) remain to be fully elucidated. SIRT3 is an NAD(+) -dependent deacetylase primarily located inside mitochondria. In this study, we demonstrated that a SFAs-rich high-fat diet (HFD) was more detrimental to the liver than an isocaloric unsaturated FAs-rich HFD. Unexpectedly, SIRT3 expression/activity were significantly elevated in the livers of mice exposed to the SFAs-rich HFD...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429924/dietary-choice-and-health-behaviors-in-eastern-chinese-women-a-descriptive-population-based-survey-and-review-of-public-health-data
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Feng Wang, Fei Wang, Lixiang Yu, Zhigang Yu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Urbanization in China has increased the prevalence of high-fat and low-fiber diets, and of adverse health behaviors associated with an increased risk of diet-related, non-communicable diseases (DR-NCDs) in eastern Chinese women. This study aimed to characterize the dietary intake and health behaviors in eastern Chinese women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data of 122,058 women aged 25 to 70 who completed a multi-staged, stratified, cluster sampling epidemiological survey in eastern China in 2008, including self-report of diet and lifestyle information (sleep, physical activity, work, etc...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426670/mice-expressing-a-hyper-sensitive-form-of-the-cb1-cannabinoid-receptor-cb1-show-modestly-enhanced-alcohol-preference-and-consumption
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David J Marcus, Angela N Henderson-Redmond, Maciej Gonek, Michael L Zee, Jill C Farnsworth, Randa A Amin, Mary-Jeanette Andrews, Brian J Davis, Ken Mackie, Daniel J Morgan
We recently characterized S426A/S430A mutant mice expressing a desensitization-resistant form of the CB1 receptor. These mice display an enhanced response to endocannabinoids and ∆9-THC. In this study, S426A/S430A mutants were used as a novel model to test whether ethanol consumption, morphine dependence, and reward for these drugs are potentiated in mice with a "hyper-sensitive" form of CB1. Using an unlimited-access, two-bottle choice, voluntary drinking paradigm, S426A/S430A mutants exhibit modestly increased intake and preference for low (6%) but not higher concentrations of ethanol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423476/dietary-patterns-and-alcohol-consumption-during-pregnancy-secondary-analysis-of-avon-longitudinal-study-of-parents-and-children
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Victoria Coathup, Kate Northstone, Ron Gray, Simon Wheeler, Lesley Smith
BACKGROUND: Large general population surveys show that heavy regular and episodic alcohol consumption are associated with lower intakes of fruits and vegetables, and higher intakes of processed and fried meat. This is of particular concern regarding pregnant women, as both alcohol intake and inadequate maternal nutrition are independently associated with adverse fetal outcomes. The current study aimed to determine associations between maternal dietary patterns and alcohol consumption during pregnancy...
April 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420295/optimization-of-methotrexate-loaded-niosomes-by-box-behnken-design-an-understanding-of-solvent-effect-and-formulation-variability
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Ahmed S Zidan, Mahmoud Mokhtar Ibrahim, Nagia A El Megrab
Dermal drug delivery system which localizes methotrexate (MTX) in the skin is advantageous in topical treatment of psoriasis. The aim of the current study was to understand dilution effects and formulation variability for the potential formation of niosomes from proniosome gels of MTX. Box-Behnken's design was employed to prepare a series of MTX proniosome gels of Span 40, cholesterol (Chol-X1) and Tween 20 (T20-X2). Short chain alcohols (X3), namely ethanol (Et), propylene glycol (Pg) and glycerol (G) were evaluated for their dilution effects on proniosomes...
April 27, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419659/making-visible-the-politics-and-ethics-of-alcohol-policy-research
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David Moore
Although research on alcohol policy has produced a huge international literature, alcohol research and policy itself-its cultural assumptions, methods, politics and ethics-has rarely been subject to critical analysis. In this article, I provide an appreciative review of an exception to this trend: Joseph Gusfield's 1981 classic, The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order. I first outline Gusfield's argument that the 'problem of drinking-driving' is constructed as a 'drama of individualism' centring on the 'killer drunk'...
April 16, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418678/radially-ejected-bubbles-driven-by-thermocapillarity-in-equilibrated-vapor-liquid-mixtures
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Leonid Rapoport, Matthew Sullivan, Christopher Harrison
We report a novel nucleation method that exploits thermocapillary forces in binary fluids to generate a cloud of bubbles ejected radially from a thermally pulsed wire. The bubbles are nucleated within milliseconds of the extinction of the microsecond pulse and are ejected outward from the wire surface due to the thermocapillary force created by the radial temperature gradient. At low temperatures the surface tension of the vapor-liquid mixture, consisting of ethane-n-octane, increases with increasing temperature, ejecting the bubbles away from the heated wire...
May 9, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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