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Hacimustafaoglu, Mustafa - - 2010
Kocabas, Hilal - - 2010
Polyarthritis and panniculitis can be the presenting manifestations of pancreatitis. Early recognition of this triad is critical because of the high mortality rate from pancreatic disease when the diagnosis is delayed. Although this association can be seen at any age, its frequency peaks around the fifth decade of life. We ...
Altindag, Ozlem - - 2010
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-[alpha]) plays a crucial role in the development of autoimmune diseases, and anti-TNF-[alpha] agents are used in the treatment of this group of diseases. However, some adverse events such as various autoimmune diseases can occur with use of these agents. In this report, we present a female ...
Turan, Yasemin - - 2010
Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare entity characterized by peripheral eosinophilia, fasciitis and "groove sign". The characteristic features of this inflammatory disease include scleroderma-like skin indurations, predominantly on the extremities, and peripheral blood eosinophilia. Systemic organs are generally not affected. In this paper, we present the clinical characteristics of a 35-year-old ...
Feeney, Kevin - - 2010
In 1968 R. Gordon Wasson first proposed his groundbreaking theory identifying Soma, the hallucinogenic sacrament of the Vedas, as the Amanita muscaria mushroom. While Wasson's theory has garnered acclaim, it is not without its faults. One omission in Wasson's theory is his failure to explain how pressing and filtering Soma, ...
Dannaway, Frederick - - 2010
This paper seeks to emphasize what may be the most primary mode of altering consciousness in the ancient world: namely, the burning of substances for inhalation in enclosed areas. While there is abundant literature on archaic uses of entheogenic plants, the literature on psychoactive incenses is quite deficient. From the ...
Saniotis, Arthur - - 2010
Human addiction to psychotropic and mood altering substances is an ongoing international problem. While the phenomenon of psychoactive drug use has received considerable theoretical attention there need to be more comparative approaches into this area. Evolutionary and anthropological approaches for understanding human need for psychotropic and mood altering substances offer ...
Saban, Amina - - 2010
Limited information exists regarding the association between psychopathology and specific substance use in young people both globally and locally. We examined the association between psychopathology and substance use in high school students to determine the nature of the associations and the role of demographic factors in these associations. Grade 8 ...
Niyonsenga, Theophile - - 2010
This study explored associations between adult Latina heavy drinking behaviors and potential psychosocial and demographic correlates. It used mother-daughter dyads and a cross-sectional design. Data were drawn from a community-based sample of 158 dyads of adult Latinas (n = 316), age 18 years or older, recruited between 2004 and 2006. ...
Klein, Hugh - - 2010
This study examines the role that self-esteem plays in HIV-related risk taking among users of the drug, Ecstasy. The first part of the analysis focuses on the relationship of self-esteem to HIV risk-taking. The second part examines predictors of self-esteem in this population. Conducted between 2002 and 2004, the research ...
Daniulaityte, Raminta - - 2010
This study examined sociodemographic and drug-related predictors of depressive symptoms among a rural, multistate sample of not-in-treatment stimulant drug users (n = 710). Participants were recruited using respondent-driven sampling in Ohio, Arkansas, and Kentucky. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was used to measure symptoms of depression. Moderate to severe depressive ...
Polcin, Douglas - - 2010
Lack of a stable, alcohol- and drug-free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained abstinence. Destructive living environments can derail recovery for even highly motivated individuals. Sober living houses (SLHs) are alcohol- and drug-free living environments for individuals attempting to abstain from alcohol and other drugs. They are ...
Krippner, Stanley - - 2010
Stella, Luigi - - 2010
This article describes three cases of Datura stramonium intake on two nonconsecutive days. In the first case, the patient took a small amount of D. stramonium seeds without showing any symptoms of intoxication. The other two patients had taken a considerable amount of seeds and reported a sudden surge in ...
Anderson, Beth - - 2010
Despite the knowledge that many drugs affect men and women differently, few studies exploring the effects of marijuana use on cognition have included women. Findings from both animal and human studies suggest marijuana may have more marked effects in women. This study examined sex differences in the acute effects of ...
Baskal, Nilgun - - 2010
Elbuken, Gulsah - - 2010
The diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome (CS) is still one of the most challenging problems in endocrinology. In ACTH-dependent CS, bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling (BIPSS) is a useful method for distinguishing between pituitary and ectopic sources of ACTH secretion. BIPSS is an interventional radiology method, in which ACTH levels obtained ...
Onder, Elif - - 2010
Objective: Recent studies have shown that subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has similar cardiovascular risks with clinical hypothyroidism (CH). We evaluated carotis intima media thickness (CIMT)-indicator of early changes in atherosclerotic process- in female patients, who have either CH or SCH, with similar age and demographic features.
Yazici, Dilek - - 2010
Objective: C-reactive protein (CRP) is considered to be a cardiovascular risk marker and changes in its level have been attributed to genetic factors. The aim of the study was to determine CRP 1059G/C gene polymorphism frequency and its relationship with CRP levels and carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) in type ...
Cander, Soner - - 2010
Objective: Current goals of treatment of diabetes are to achieve near-normal glycemia, minimize the risk of severe hypoglycemia, limit excessive weight gain, and to improve quality of life. Insulin pump or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy provides a treatment option to aid in achieving all of these goals. CSII ...
Qari, Faiza - - 2010
Adrenomyeloneuropathy is a rare X-linked inherited disorder of peroxisomes characterized by accumulation of very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) in the central and peripheral nervous system, adrenal glands and testes, leading to dysfunction of these organs and systems (1). Here, we report a case of adrenomyeloneuropathy presenting initially as acute adrenal crisis, ...
Celik, Ozlem - - 2010
Primary hyperaldosteronism is an endocrine disorder characterized by an increased aldosterone excretion from the adrenal glands, which causes hypertension, hypokalemia, and suppressed plasma renin activity. It can be difficult to diagnose until hypokalemic manifestations, such as rhabdomyolysis, occur, and also these subjects may be treated as essential hypertensive patients. Here, ...
Steinitz, Lucy - - 2010
Nolen, Stephanie - - 2010
Hichens, Joanne - - 2010
Bause, Tanja - - 2010
Ramphaga, Luna - - 2010
Hubbard, Dianne - - 2010
Abdullahi, Amatalahi - - 2010
Magenya, Sheena - - 2010
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