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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334712/-the-effect-of-ambient-pm-10-on-sperm-quality-in-wuhan
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X C Wang, X J Tian, B Ye, L Ma, Y Zhang, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the effect of exposure to particulate matter ≤10 μm in aerodynamic diameter (PM(10)) on sperm quality in different stages of sperm development. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1 827 patients attending the reproductive medicine center in Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University during April 2013 to January 2015. Air pollution data from January 2013 to January 2015 was obtained from the database of Wuhan Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. The generalized linear model was employed to assess the association between each exposure variables and sperm parameters for several exposure windows (0-9, 10-14, 15-69, 70-90, 0-90 days before sampling) ...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334687/cognitive-deficits-in-methamphetamine-users-how-strong-is-the-evidence
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Lisa Proebstl, Felicia Kamp, Gabi Koller, Michael Soyka
Methamphetamine use has spread in many European countries and the United States. The current review provides a summary and critical analysis of research on cognitive deficits associated with methamphetamine, also known as "crystal meth." The literature search performed for this review led us to the hypothesis that methamphetamine use is associated with persistent changes in brain metabolism that result in various impairments, such as deficits in memory, attention, and concentration. The dopaminergic system in particular seems to be affected...
January 15, 2018: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333504/community-based-physical-activity-as-adjunctive-smoking-cessation-treatment-rationale-design-and-baseline-data-for-the-lifestyle-enhancement-program-leap-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mark W Vander Weg, Mace Coday, Michelle B Stockton, Barbara McClanahan, George Relyea, Mary C Read, Nancy Wilson, Stephanie Connelly, Phyllis Richey, Karen C Johnson, Kenneth D Ward
Despite advances in behavioral and pharmacological treatment for tobacco use and dependence, quit rates remain suboptimal. Increasing physical activity has shown some promise as a strategy for improving cessation outcomes. However, initial efficacy studies focused on intensive, highly structured exercise programs that may not be applicable to the general population of smokers. We describe the rationale and study design and report baseline participant characteristics from the Lifestyle Enhancement Program (LEAP), a two-group, randomized controlled trial...
March 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331102/opposite-sex-relationship-questionnaire-for-female-adolescents-development-and-psychometric-evolution
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Masoumeh Sibmar, Nasim Bahrami, AbouAli Vedadhir, Hamid Alavi Majd, Averil Parker
Aim The goal of the present study is to adopt state-of-the-art techniques and standards to develop and evaluate a measure, called the opposite-sex relationship questionnaire for female adolescents (OSRQFA), to assess the reasons why adolescent girls would or would not develop, a relationship with an adolescent boy. Methods A mixed-method, sequential, exploratory design was adopted. In the qualitative phase, an in-depth interview approach was used to identify the properties and dimensions to be included in the OSRQFA...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329763/efficacy-and-safety-of-varenicline-for-smoking-cessation-in-people-living-with-hiv-in-france-anrs-144-inter-activ-a-randomised-controlled-phase-3-clinical-trial
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Patrick Mercié, Julie Arsandaux, Christine Katlama, Samuel Ferret, Aurélie Beuscart, Christian Spadone, Claudine Duvivier, Jacques Reynes, Nathalie Wirth, Laetitia Moinot, Antoine Bénard, David Zucman, Xavier Duval, Jean-Michel Molina, Bruno Spire, Catherine Fagard, Geneviève Chêne
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is common in people living with HIV, but high-quality evidence on interventions for smoking cessation is not available in this population. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of varenicline with counselling to aid smoking cessation in people living with HIV. METHODS: The ANRS 144 Inter-ACTIV randomised, parallel, double-blind, multicentre, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial was done at 30 clinical hospital sites in France. People living with HIV who had smoked at least ten cigarettes per day for 1 year or longer, were motivated to stop smoking, were not dependent on another psychoactive substance, and had no history of depression or suicide attempt were eligible...
January 9, 2018: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325439/quit-outcomes-and-program-utilization-by-mode-of-entry-among-clients-enrolling-in-a-quitline
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Uma S Nair, Ryan C Reikowsky, Betsy C Wertheim, Cynthia A Thomson, Judith S Gordon
PURPOSE: To investigate how mode of entry into a quitline influences program utilization and quit outcomes among clients seeking cessation services. DESIGN: This is a retrospective analysis of clients receiving quitline services from January 2011 to June 2016. SETTING: The study was conducted at the Arizona Smokers' Helpline. PARTICIPANTS: Enrolled clients completed a 7-month follow-up (N = 18 650). MEASURES: The independent variable was referral mode of entry (ie, proactive, passive, and self-referral)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324248/varenicline-for-tobacco-dependence-treatment-in-alcohol-dependent-smokers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryan T Hurt, Jon O Ebbert, Ivana T Croghan, Darrell R Schroeder, Richard D Hurt, J Taylor Hays
BACKGROUND: Tobacco use is prevalent among persons with alcohol abuse and dependence. Varenicline has been shown to be the most effective pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation and may decrease alcohol consumption. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 12 weeks of varenicline for increasing smoking abstinence rates in smokers with alcohol abuse or dependence. METHODS: Participants were eligible for enrollment if they were 18 years or older, smoked 10 or more cigarettes per day for at least 6 months, had current alcohol abuse or dependence, and were interested in quitting smoking...
January 2, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317611/metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5-binding-in-male-patients-with-alcohol-use-disorder
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Funda Akkus, Yoan Mihov, Valerie Treyer, Simon M Ametamey, Anass Johayem, Smeralda Senn, Susanne Rösner, Alfred Buck, Gregor Hasler
Glutamate signaling plays a major role in addiction. Preclinical research strongly suggests an implication of G-protein-coupled metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mGluR5) in nicotine addiction and alcohol use disorder. In humans, smoking is related to a global reduction in mGluR5 availability. In the present study, we investigated mGluR5 in vivo in patients with alcohol use disorder without the confounding effects of smoking. A total of 14 male subjects with alcohol use disorder and at least a 25-day abstinence and 14 matched male non-smoking healthy controls were included in the study...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317146/momentary-factors-during-marijuana-use-as-predictors-of-lapse-during-attempted-abstinence-in-young-adults
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Lydia A Shrier, Vishnudas Sarda, Cassandra Jonestrask, Sion Kim Harris
INTRODUCTION: Young adults using marijuana heavily often try multiple times to quit on their own. We sought to identify momentary experiences during marijuana use that could aid in predicting lapse when young adults subsequently attempt abstinence. METHODS: Young adults (N=34) age 18-25 using marijuana ≥5days/week and planning to quit completed a survey of sociodemographic characteristics, substance use, marijuana expectancies, use motives, perceived social support, and confidence to abstain...
December 29, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316778/role-of-liver-transplantation-in-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Ravi Daswani, Ashish Kumar, Praveen Sharma, Vikas Singla, Naresh Bansal, Anil Arora
Severe alcoholic hepatitis has very high short term mortality and corticosteroids have been the mainstay of treatment for decades. Patients with Lille score >0.45 are considered non-responders to steroids and have poor outcome. Recently Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (OLT) is being increasingly used as rescue treatment for these patients, without waiting for 6 months of abstinence. Liver transplant is the only rescue treatment which can potentially provide long term benefit for patients who are steroid non-responders...
January 10, 2018: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315084/safety-of-reiki-therapy-for-newborns-at-risk-for-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome
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Rosanne Marie Radziewicz, Sandra Wright-Esber, Julie Zupancic, Deb Gargiulo, Patricia Woodall
The incidence of opioid abuse and subsequent drug withdrawal is exponentially on the rise in the United States for many populations including newborns who are born to drug-addicted mothers. These newborns often exhibit symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) within 24 to 72 hours of birth. Treatment of NAS includes monitoring of withdrawal symptoms, managing physiological parameters, and the use of supportive and pharmacologic treatments. Although a few randomized controlled trials exist, studies on supportive intervention are generally limited by small sample sizes, case study reports, expert opinions, and descriptive design...
January 8, 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314518/adult-consequences-of-prenatal-drug-exposure
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Ju Lee Oei
Maternal drug use is not new but over the last few decades, the number of mothers using drugs of addiction has escalated to epidemic levels. These drugs are both legal (e.g. prescription medication) and illegal (e.g. heroin) and all will cross the placental barrier into the developing infant. The most immediate and obvious consequence of intra-uterine drug exposure is newborn withdrawal or the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) which is now, with prompt recognition and treatment, an uncommon cause of neonatal death...
January 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314410/methods-to-reduce-false-reporting-of-substance-abstinence-in-clinical-research
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Sandra J Japuntich, Kimberly A Arditte Hall, Celina M Joos, Ann M Rasmusson, Suzanne L Pineles
OBJECTIVES: Substance use may influence study results in human subjects research. This study aims to report the concordance between self-report and biochemical assessments of substance use and test the effect of methods to reduce false reports of abstinence in trauma-exposed women participating in a research study. METHODS: In this pilot study, substance use was assessed during telephone prescreening and via self-report and biochemical verification (i.e., urine toxicology and alcohol breathalyzer tests) at an in-person evaluation...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313106/neural-correlates-of-instrumental-responding-in-the-context-of-alcohol-related-cues-index-disorder-severity-and-relapse-risk
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Daniel J Schad, Maria Garbusow, Eva Friedel, Christian Sommer, Miriam Sebold, Claudia Hägele, Nadine Bernhardt, Stephan Nebe, Sören Kuitunen-Paul, Shuyan Liu, Uta Eichmann, Anne Beck, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Henrik Walter, Philipp Sterzer, Ulrich S Zimmermann, Michael N Smolka, Florian Schlagenhauf, Quentin J M Huys, Andreas Heinz, Michael A Rapp
The influence of Pavlovian conditioned stimuli on ongoing behavior may contribute to explaining how alcohol cues stimulate drug seeking and intake. Using a Pavlovian-instrumental transfer task, we investigated the effects of alcohol-related cues on approach behavior (i.e., instrumental response behavior) and its neural correlates, and related both to the relapse after detoxification in alcohol-dependent patients. Thirty-one recently detoxified alcohol-dependent patients and 24 healthy controls underwent instrumental training, where approach or non-approach towards initially neutral stimuli was reinforced by monetary incentives...
January 8, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312710/effect-of-telling-patients-their-spirometric-lung-age-on-smoking-cessation-in-japanese-smokers
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Haruhi Takagi, Yoshiteru Morio, Toshiji Ishiwata, Kazunori Shimada, Atsumi Kume, Kayo Miura, Eriko Kuwasaki, Miharu Kato, Kuniaki Seyama, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Background: Cigarette smoking remains a significant public health problem. However, current treatment programs have not yet succeeded in sufficiently reducing smoking rates. The study aimed to examine whether patients' recognition of "spirometric-lung-age (SLA)" estimated from spirometry data prompts smoking cessation. Methods: From December 2010 to September 2011, participating smokers were prospectively enrolled into the standardized smoking cessation program (Visits 1-5 for 12 weeks) and assigned single-blindly to either SLA assessment or control groups...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306962/initial-ratings-of-different-types-of-e-cigarettes-and-relationships-between-product-appeal-and-nicotine-delivery
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Peter Hajek, Dunja Przulj, Anna Phillips-Waller, Rebecca Anderson, Hayden McRobbie
AIMS: Little is known about features of e-cigarettes (EC) that facilitate or hinder the switch from smoking to vaping. We tested eight brands of EC to determine how nicotine delivery and other product characteristics influence user's initial reactions. METHODS: Fifteen vapers tested each product after overnight abstinence from both smoking and vaping. At each session, participant's vaped ad lib for 5 min. Blood samples were taken at baseline and at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 30 min after starting vaping...
January 6, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305936/modeling-cocaine-relapse-in-rodents-behavioral-considerations-and-circuit-mechanisms
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Mitchell R Farrell, Hannah Schoch, Stephen V Mahler
Addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder, in that most addicted individuals who choose to quit taking drugs fail to maintain abstinence in the long-term. Relapse is especially likely when recovering addicts encounter risk factors like small "priming" doses of drug, stress, or drug-associated cues and locations. In rodents, these same factors reinstate cocaine seeking after a period of abstinence, and extensive preclinical work has used priming, stress, or cue reinstatement models to uncover brain circuits underlying cocaine reinstatement...
January 3, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305345/corneal-endothelial-alterations-in-alcohol-dependence-syndrome
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Alok Sati, Parthasarathi Moulick, Sandeep Shankar, Kaushik Chatterjee, Arun Kumar Dwivedi, Jayesh Vazirani
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the corneal endothelial changes in patients with alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS). METHODS: A total of 322 corneas of 322 subjects were studied, and two groups were formed. The first, the ADS group, included 161 corneas of 161 patients and the second, the age-matched control group, was composed of 161 corneas of 161 healthy subjects. Both the groups were examined by specular microscope and the endothelial parameters were compared. The endothelial parameters were also compared before and after the abstinence of alcohol in the former group...
January 5, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304397/evaluation-of-a-novel-method-for-the-analysis-of-alcohol-biomarkers-ethyl-glucuronide-ethyl-sulfate-and-phosphatidylethanol
#19
Van Long Nguyen, Phillip Paull, Paul S Haber, Kate Chitty, Devanshi Seth
Currently available markers and methods to evaluate alcohol consumption are indirect and suboptimal, or rely on self-report, which have inherent problems. Direct metabolites of alcohol, phosphatidylethanol (PEth), ethyl sulfate (EtS), and ethyl glucuronide (EtG), are known to improve diagnostic accuracy. In this study, methods were established for the identification of PEth in erythrocytes and EtG and EtS in serum using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS). The three biomarkers were tested and validated in volunteer teetotalers (n = 4) and drinkers (n = 10), and applied in patients (n = 8) hospitalized with alcohol-related problems...
August 31, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304395/electronic-cigarettes-for-adults-with-tobacco-dependence-enrolled-in-a-tobacco-treatment-program-a-pilot-study
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Stephen R Baldassarri, Steven L Bernstein, Geoffrey L Chupp, Martin D Slade, Lisa M Fucito, Benjamin A Toll
INTRODUCTION: Electronic cigarettes (ECs) have emerged as a potential harm-reducing alternative for tobacco smokers. However, the role ECs might play in treatment settings is unclear. We conducted an exploratory study of treatment-seeking smokers enrolling in a standard tobacco treatment program who were provided with either a nicotine or non-nicotine EC to use as needed to cease tobacco smoking. METHODS: Treatment-seeking smokers received standard tobacco treatment for 8weeks and were given nicotine transdermal patch therapy, behavioral counseling, and either a nicotine or non-nicotine EC to use as needed...
November 28, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
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