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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818740/assessment-of-genotoxicity-of-four-volatile-pollutants-from-cigarette-smoke-based-on-the-in-vitro-%C3%AE-h2ax-assay-using-high-content-screening
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Sen Zhang, Huan Chen, An Wang, Yong Liu, Hongwei Hou, Qingyuan Hu
To evaluate the genotoxic effects of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein and benzene on A549 cells, the in vitro γH2AX assay was used in combination with high content screening (HCS) technology. All aldehydes showed a significant genotoxicity in a dose/time-dependent effect on the induction of γH2AX. Benzene failed to show a significant genotoxicity based on the γH2AX assay. However, hydroquinone (one of metabolites of benzene) showed a significant genotoxicity in vitro. Based on the dose-response of γH2AX and Hill model, the ability to induce DNA double-strand break can be evaluated as acrolein>formaldehyde>acetaldehyde>benzene...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818540/comparative-assessment-of-hphc-yields-in-the-tobacco-heating-system-ths2-2-and-commercial-cigarettes
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G Jaccard, D Tafin Djoko, O Moennikes, C Jeannet, A Kondylis, M Belushkin
There has been a sustained effort in recent years to develop products with the potential to present less risk compared with continued smoking as an alternative for adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke cigarettes. During the non-clinical assessment phase of such products, the chemical composition and toxicity of their aerosols are frequently compared to the chemical composition and toxicity of the smoke from a standard research cigarette - the 3R4F reference cigarette. In the present study, it is demonstrated that results of these analytical comparisons are similar when considering commercially available cigarette products worldwide...
August 14, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817620/gtsp1-expression-in-non-smoker-and-non-drinker-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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Pamela de Oliveira Soares, Patrícia Maluf Cury, Rossana Verónica Mendoza López, Cláudio Roberto Cernea, Erika Erina Fukuyama, David Livingstone Alves Figueiredo, Francisco Gorgonio da Nobrega, Otavio Alberto Curioni, Fabio Daumas Nunes, Raquel Ajub Moyses, Maria Lúcia Bueno Garcia
INTRODUCTION: The main risk factors for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are tobacco and alcohol consumption and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. However, in a subset of patients, no risk factors can be identified. Glutathione S-transferase π (GTSP1) is a carcinogen-detoxifying enzyme that is activated by exposure to carcinogens, and it is associated with a reduction in response to toxic therapies. We studied the expression of GTSP1 in tumor and non-tumor tissue samples from patients with and without these risks to identify whether GTSP1 expression differs according to exposure to carcinogens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810150/occurrence-of-carbazoles-in-dust-and-air-samples-from-different-locations-in-germany
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Hermann Fromme, Wenying Mi, Thomas Lahrz, Martin Kraft, Bettina Aschenbrenner, Bianca Bruessow, Ralf Ebinghaus, Zhiyong Xie, Ludwig Fembacher
9H-carbazole is generated from incomplete combustion of diverse fossil fuels and biomass, in tobacco smoke and from industrial processes, while halogenated carbazoles have natural and anthropogenic sources. We analyzed 9H-carbazole and 14 halogenated carbazoles in dust samples from 14 schools, 13 daycare centers, and 13 residences, as well as 5 indoor air samples from residences in Munich, Germany. Overall, we present first data of various carbazoles in different indoor environments without visible combustion sources...
August 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808692/treating-nicotine-dependence-and-preventing-smoking-relapse-in-cancer-patients
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Eun Hae Estelle Chang, Andrew Braith, Brian Hitsman, Robert A Schnoll
INTRODUCTION: Despite the well-documented harmful effects of smoking, many cancer patients continue to smoke. Smoking cessation is critical to address in this population given the associated increase in treatment toxicity, risk of second primary tumors, decrease in treatment response and higher disease-specific and all-cause mortality with continued smoking following a cancer diagnosis. This review seeks to summarize the latest recommendations and guidelines on smoking cessation treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer, and the evidence behind those recommendations...
2017: Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807985/inhaled-carbon-monoxide-from-toxin-to-therapy
#6
Dean R Hess
Carbon monoxide (CO) is usually recognized as a toxic gas that can be used to assess lung function in the pulmonary function laboratory. The toxicity of CO relates to its high affinity for hemoglobin and other heme molecules, producing carboxyhemoglobin (HbCO). Despite that blood HbCO levels are commonly measured in patients with CO poisoning, the clinical presentation often does not correlate with the HbCO level, and clinical improvement in the patient's condition does not correlate with HbCO clearance. In patients with CO poisoning, administration of 100% O2 is standard practice...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793863/cardiovascular-risk-and-dyslipidemia-among-persons-living-with-hiv-a-review
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REVIEW
Paolo Maggi, Antonio Di Biagio, Stefano Rusconi, Stefania Cicalini, Maurizio D'Abbraccio, Gabriella d'Ettorre, Canio Martinelli, Giuseppe Nunnari, Laura Sighinolfi, Vincenzo Spagnuolo, Nicola Squillace
BACKGROUND: Aim of this review is to focus the attention on people living with HIV infection at risk of developing a cardiovascular event. What is or what would be the most suitable antiretroviral therapy? Which statin or fibrate to reduce the risk? How to influence behavior and lifestyles? DISCUSSION: Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk remains the first and essential step in a medical intervention on these patients. The lifestyle modification, including smoking cessation, increased physical activity, weight reduction, and the education on healthy dietary practices are the main instruments...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791412/benzo-a-pyrene-enhances-the-emt-associated-migration-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells-by-upregulating-twist1
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Xi Chen, Hongbing Peng, Jian Xiao, Anqi Guan, Bin Xie, Bixiu He, Qiong Chen
Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), an important toxic component of cigarette smoke, can cause lung cancer and lead to the progression of lung cancer. In the present study, we investigated the effect of BaP on the migration of lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. BaP (1 µM) promoted the migration of A549 cells in a time-dependent manner and upregulated the expression of the Twist family BHLH transcription factor 1 (Twist1). BaP also induced upregulation of the mesenchymal markers N-cadherin and vimentin and downregulation of the epithelial marker E-cadherin...
August 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780876/the-pituri-learning-circle-central-australian-aboriginal-women-s-knowledge-and-practices-around-the-use-of-i-nicotiana-i-spp-as-a-chewing-tobacco
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Angela M Ratsch, Andrea Mason, Linda Rive, Fiona E Bogossian, Kathryn J Steadman
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco smoking has a range of known and predictable adverse outcomes, and across the world sustained smoking reduction campaigns are targeted towards reducing individual and public risk and harm. Conversely, more than 87 million women, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, use smokeless tobacco, yet the research examining the effect of this form of tobacco exposure on women is remarkably scant. In central Australia, the chewing of wild <i>Nicotiana</i> spp...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780476/health-behaviour-information-provided-to-clients-during-midwife-led-prenatal-booking-visits-findings-from-video-analyses
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Ruth Baron, Linda Martin, Janneke T Gitsels-van der Wal, Janneke Noordman, Martijn W Heymans, Evelien R Spelten, Johannes Brug, Eileen K Hutton
OBJECTIVE: to quantify to what extent evidence-based health behaviour topics relevant for pregnancy are discussed with clients during midwife-led prenatal booking visits and to assess the association of client characteristics with the extent of information provided. DESIGN: quantitative video analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 173 video recordings of prenatal booking visits with primary care midwives and clients in the Netherlands taking place between August 2010 and April 2011...
July 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770883/cytogenetic-bio-monitoring-in-fuel-station-attendants-of-gujrat-pakistan-through-buccal-micronucleus-cytome-assay
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Faiza Butt, Kausar Cheema, Numrah Nisar, Javed Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To analyse buccal epithelial cells for scoring the frequency of cytogenetic toxicity in petrol pump workers. METHODS: The case-control study was conducted at the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan, from September 2014 to February 2015, and comprised petrol pump workers. Buccal micronucleus cytome assay was carried out by the collection of buccal cells after the written and oral consent of petrol pump workers. Frequencies of genotoxic (micronucleated and binucleated) and cytotoxic (karryorhetic and karyolitic) cells were scored and compared with the control group...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766523/-the-morphological-diagnostics-of-the-toxic-effects-of-the-smoking-blends-in-the-cases-of-fatal-intoxication-with-pyrrolidinovalerophenone
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P G Dzhuvalyakov, Yu V Zbrueva, S S Kabakova, D V Bogomolov, M R Bekeshov
The objective of the present study was the development of the morphological criteria for the diagnostics of fatal intoxication with the herbal smoking blends (spices) using the samples of the biological materials obtained from the victims of pyrrolidinovalerophenone poisoning. The samples were taken from 13 autopsied cadavers of 11 men and 2 women at the age from 26 to 39 years based at the Astrakhan Regional Bureau of Forensic Medical Expertise during the period from 21011 to 2015. The diagnosis of pyrrolidinvalerpphenon poisoning was verified to the letter...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766331/emissions-from-electronic-cigarettes-assessing-vapers-intake-of-toxic-compounds-secondhand-exposures-and-the-associated-health-impacts
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Jennifer M Logue, Mohamad Sleiman, V Nahuel Montesinos, Marion L Russell, Marta I Litter, Neal L Benowitz, Lara A Gundel, Hugo Destaillats
E-cigarettes likely represent a lower risk to health than traditional combustion cigarettes, but they are not innocuous. Recently reported emission rates of potentially harmful compounds were used to assess intake and predict health impacts for vapers and bystanders exposed passively. Vapers' toxicant intake was calculated for scenarios in which different e-liquids were used with various vaporizers, battery power settings and vaping regimes. For a high rate of 250 puff day(-1) using a typical vaping regime and popular tank devices with battery voltages from 3...
August 2, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766107/examining-of-thallium-in-cigarette-smokers
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Amir Ghaderi, Payam NasehGhafoori, Morad Rasouli-Azad, Mojtaba Sehat, Fateme Mehrzad, Mina Nekuei, Jan Aaseth, Hamid Reza Banafshe, Omid Mehrpour
Smoking is one of the sources of thallium which is considered as a toxic heavy metal. The aim of this study was to determine urinary thallium levels and related variables in smokers, compared to a control group. The study was conducted on 56 participants who had smoked continuously during the year before they were referred to Kashan Smoking Cessation Clinic. Fifty-three nonsmokers who were family members or friends of the smokers were selected as the control group. Urinary thallium was measured in both groups (n = 109) using atomic absorption spectrophotometry...
August 1, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762691/hiv-associated-complications-a-systems-based-approach
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REVIEW
Carolyn Chu, Lealah C Pollock, Peter A Selwyn
Persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection often develop complications related directly to the infection, as well as to treatment. Aging, lifestyle factors, and comorbidities increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease. HIV-associated neurologic complications encompass a wide spectrum of pathophysiology and symptomatology. Cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions are common among persons with HIV infection. Although some specific antiretroviral medications have been linked to disease development, traditional risk factors (e...
August 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762312/cadmium-organ-toxicity-and-therapeutic-approaches-a-review-on-brain-kidney-and-testis-damage
#16
Mariagrazia Rinaldi, Antonio Micali, Herbert Marini, Elena Bianca Adamo, Domenico Puzzolo, Antonina Pisani, Vincenzo Trichilo, Domenica Altavilla, Francesco Squadrito, Letteria Minutoli
BACKGROUND: Cadmium (Cd) is a heavy metal particularly hazardous for human health, as it is highly diffused and, therefore, a ubiquitous environmental toxicant. In fact, in the general population, the main sources of exposure are food, cigarette smoking, inhalation of ambient air, drinking water, contaminated soil or dust. Furthermore, an occupational exposure usually involves human during mining, fume inhalation or manufacturing nickel-cadmium battery, electroplating and paint pigments that utilize Cd...
August 1, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756822/exposure-to-toxics-during-pregnancy-and-childhood-and-asthma-in-children-a-pilot-study
#17
Souheil Hallit, Pascale Salameh
Environmental factors, pesticides, alcohol and smoking are linked to asthma in children. The association of toxic substances exposure with asthma has not been evaluated. Our objective is to assess such associations among children aged less than 16years old. This is a cross-sectional study, conducted between January and May 2015, using a sample of Lebanese students from private schools in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. Out of 700 distributed questionnaires, 527 (75.2%) were returned to us. Verbal informed consent was also obtained from all parents prior to participating in the study...
September 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751126/intracellular-ca-2-is-an-essential-factor-for-cell-damage-induced-by-unsaturated-carbonyl-compounds
#18
Tsunehito Higashi, Yosuke Mai, Yuichi Mazaki, Soichi Miwa
The unsaturated carbonyl compounds are known as the environmental pollutants. Acrolein (ACR) and methyl vinyl ketone (MVK) are representative unsaturated carbonyl compounds. ACR is contained in smoke, automobile exhaust, industrial waste, and several foods. MVK is widely used as the industrial chemical. Although ACR and MVK are highly toxic, the molecular mechanism for their cytotoxicity has been unclear. We have previously reported that ACR and MVK are major cytotoxic compounds in the gas phase of cigarette smoke, and protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor and NADPH oxidases inhibitor partially rescued cells from ACR- or MVK-induced cell death (Noya et al...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749186/correlation-between-cat-polymorphism-and-susceptibility-to-dmac-induced-abnormal-liver-function-a-case-control-study-of-chinese-population
#19
Xianping Song, Wei Gong, Huanxi Shen, Xiuting Li, Lu Ding, Lei Han, Hengdong Zhang, Baoli Zhu, Xin Liu
CONTEXT: Acute or chronic exposure of N,N-Dimethylacetamide (DMAc) is responsible for abnormal liver function. It appears that DMAc is mainly metabolized by cytochrome P450 in the liver and thereby produces reactive oxygen species (ROS). The elimination of ROS and the repairing of ROS-induced DNA damage are relevant to the ultimate toxicity of DMAc. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the polymorphisms in the CAT (rs564250, rs769214 and rs7943316), hOGG1 (rs2072668 and rs159153) and XRCC1 (rs25487 and rs1799782) genes are associated with susceptibility to DMAc-induced abnormal liver function in Chinese population...
July 27, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741209/pb-induced-changes-in-roots-of-two-cultivated-rice-cultivars-grown-in-lead-contaminated-soil-mediated-by-smoke
#20
Nazneen Akhtar, Sehresh Khan, Ijaz Malook, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Muhammad Jamil
Nowadays, public concerns regarding deleterious effect of lead (Pb) is on rise due to its abundance and toxic effect on plants and other living organisms. In plants, it has no noticeable biological importance but can cause various morphological, physiological, and biochemical malfunctions. To evaluate the remediating potential of plant-derived smoke (Cymbopogon jwarancusa), a pot culture experiment was designed to investigate the physiological, biochemical, metabolic, and antioxidant parameters of roots in lead (0 (control), 500, 1000, and 1500 ppm)-contaminated soil...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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