Are the Cardiac Effects of Alcohol Good, Bad, or Neither? Are the Cardiac Effects of Alcohol Good, Bad, or Neither?
Should we be endorsing the use of alcohol to reduce cardiovascular risk?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The effect of lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration limit on driving under the influence (DUI) in southern Taiwan: a cross-sectional retrospective analysis - Tsai YC, Wu SC, Huang JF, Kuo SCH, Rau CS, Chien PC, Hsieh HY, Hsieh CH.
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to profile the epidemiological changes of driving under the influence (DUI) in southern Taiwan after the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit was lowered from 50 to 30  mg/dL in 2013. SETTING: Level 1 trauma medical centre in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sobriety checkpoints and alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes at different temporal scales - Morrison CN, Ferris J, Wiebe DJ, Peek-Asa C, Branas CC.
INTRODUCTION: Roadside sobriety checkpoints are an intervention in which law enforcement officers stop passing vehicles to check whether drivers are impaired. There is clear evidence that a program of roadside sobriety checkpoints is an effective approach ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ring and bring drug services: delivery dealing and the social life of a drug phone - Friis S øgaard T, Kolind T, Birk Haller M, Hunt G.
This article investigates "ring and bring" drug dealing, and argues that a focus on dealers' use of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about hair follicle drug tests
Hair follicle drug tests involving taking a small hair sample to determine whether a person has been using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications within the past 3 months. Learn more about how these tests work here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?
Doctors advise people to avoid drinking alcohol when taking the antibiotic Flagyl. This is because serious drug interactions and side effects can occur. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Akero Therapeutics Appoints Industry Veteran Jane Pritchett Henderson to Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Akero Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing transformational treatments for people with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other serious metabolic... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Akero Therapeutics, non-alcohol steatohepatitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption in Women: 5 Cases, 5 Questions
How much do you know about alcohol consumption in women? Quiz yourself with these 5 cases. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Alcohol Abuse Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Many'Gen Xers' Desolate as They Navigate Adulthood: Study
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- Despair runs rampant through Generation X as these Americans struggle through middle age, a new study reports. So-called indicators of despair -- depression, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse -- are rising among those in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Skipping Breakfast Tied To Higher Risk Of Heart-Related Death
(CNN) — Whether you eat breakfast might be linked with your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular-related death, especially stroke-related death, in the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday. After a person’s age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, diet, lifestyle, body mass index and disease status were taken into account, the study found that those who never had breakfast had a 87% higher risk of cardiovascular mortality compared with people who h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Disease Source Type: news

The return of the traumatized army veteran: a qualitative study of UK ex-servicemen in the aftermath of war, 1945 to 2000 - Jones E, Bhui K, Engelbrecht A.
The challenge of transition from service to civilian life is explored through the experiences of a sample of 225 UK army veterans between 1945 and 2000. All subjects had a war pension for a psychological disorder, and most had served overseas in combat rol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The impact of unintentional alcohol-related falls on emergency departments - Woods C, Jones R, Usher K.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is the cause of many injury presentations to the emergency department. There has been little research on alcohol-related falls in the broader adult population, which represent a substantial proportion of the total alcohol-related injury... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reducing alcohol consumption among risky drinkers in the general population of Sweden using an interactive mobile health intervention: protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Bendtsen M, McCambridge J.
BACKGROUND: Harmful use of alcohol continues to be a leading contributor to premature deaths globally. Not only does harmful drinking have consequences for the individuals consuming at increased levels, but it may also result in a range of negative consequ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is the sum greater than its parts? Variations in substance-related consequences by conjoint alcohol-marijuana use patterns - Cummings C, Beard C, Habarth JM, Weaver C, Haas A.
This study evaluated differences in substance-specific consequence attribution by alcohol-marijuana use patterns (concurrent alcohol and marijuana [CAM; use of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Incidence and factors associated with substance abuse and patient-related violence in the emergency department: a literature review - Kleissl-Muir S, Raymond A, Rahman MA.
BACKGROUND: The level of workplace violence in emergency departments worldwide has reached an alarming level. Substance abuse is thought to play a major part in the escalation of aggressive and violent behaviour and is suspected to be responsible for the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health-related quality of life and its determinants among criminal police officers - Wu X, Liu Q, Li Q, Tian Z, Tan H.
Criminal police officers are viewed as having a very tiring and stressful job, one that is closely correlated with work disability and other factors that might impair quality of life. Few studies have addressed the issue of health-related quality of life (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Does despair really kill? A roadmap for an evidence-based answer - Shanahan L, Hill SN, Gaydosh LM, Steinhoff A, Costello EJ, Dodge KA, Harris KM, Copeland WE.
Two seemingly associated demographic trends have generated considerable interest: income stagnation and rising premature mortality from suicides, drug poisoning, and alcoholic liver disease among US non-Hispanic Whites with low education. Economists interp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cross-sectional study of sexual behavior, alcohol use, and mental health conditions associated with sexually transmitted infections among deploying shipboard US military personnel - Harbertson J, Scott PT, Lemus H, Michael NL, Hale BR.
This study examined whether sexual risk behaviors, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cause, manner and age of death in a series of decedents with tattoos presenting for medicolegal autopsy - Stephenson L, Byard RW.
Tattoos have been previously linked to high-risk behaviours involving drug use, sexual promiscuity, mental health disorders such as depression and subsequent suicidality, aberrant personality traits including lack of sociability and reduced inhibition, psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Assessment of the data sharing and privacy practices of smartphone apps for depression and smoking cessation - Huckvale K, Torous J, Larsen ME.
IMPORTANCE: Inadequate privacy disclosures have repeatedly been identified by cross-sectional surveys of health applications (apps), including apps for mental health and behavior change. However, few studies have assessed directly the correspondence betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adherence to long-term follow-up of patients with life-threatening, inhaled synthetic cannabinoids-associated coagulopathy in Chicago - Tole M, LaBedz S, Feinstein DL, Rubinstein I.
A large-scale outbreak of life-threatening, inhaled synthetic cannabinoids (Spice/K2)-associated coagulopathy with bleeding complications was recently reported in Illinois. The causative agents were brodifacoum, difenacoum, and bromadiolone, potent, long-a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A case of fatal acebutolol poisoning: an illustration of the potential of molecular networking - Le Dar é B, Allard S, Bouvet R, Baert A, Allard PM, Morel I, Gicquel T.
Acebutolol is a β1-selective adrenergic receptor antagonist with moderate membrane-stabilizing activity and intrinsic sympathomimetic activity; accordingly, the drug is indicated in hypertension, angina pectoris, and arrhythmia. However, acebutolol's beta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

'We are still obsessed by this idea of abstinence': A critical analysis of UK news media representations of proposals to introduce drug consumption rooms in Glasgow, UK - Atkinson AM, McAuley A, Trayner KMA, Sumnall HR.
BACKGROUND: Drug consumptions rooms (DCRs) are a well-established and evidence-based harm reduction response to drug use. Recently, a consortium led by health services in Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK), proposed piloting a DCR. In this article, we examine ho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors associated with alcohol consumption and prescribed drugs with addiction potential among older women and men - the Nord-Tr øndelag health study (HUNT2 and HUNT3), Norway, a population-based longitudinal study - Tevik K, Selbæk G, Engedal K, Seim A, Krokstad S, Helvik AS.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about factors associated with alcohol consumption and use of drugs with addiction potential in older adults. The aim of this study was to explore the association between socio-demographic variables, physical and mental health an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Religious and spiritual struggles, religiousness, and alcohol problems among undergraduates - Stauner N, Exline JJ, Kusina JR, Pargament KI.
Theoretically, religion/spirituality may protect against alcohol problems or facilitate recovery. However, challenges can arise in religious/spiritual life that may contribute to or complicate alcohol problems. Emerging adults often experience difficult tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Alcohol Blood Pressure Paradox The Alcohol Blood Pressure Paradox
This commentary examines the complexities of the dose-response relationship between alcohol consumption and hypertension.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tailgating protective behavioral strategies mediate the effects of positive alcohol outcome expectancies on game day drinking - Anthenien AM, Fredrickson G, Riggs NR, Conner BT, Jurica J, Neighbors C.
Although a growing body of evidence suggests protective behavioral strategies are associated with lower alcohol use among college students, we know little about what contributes to students' decisions to use these strategies. Alcohol outcome expectancies h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mortality in older adults with frequent alcohol consumption and use of drugs with addiction potential - the Nord Tr øndelag Health Study 2006-2008 (HUNT3), Norway, a population-based study - Tevik K, Selbæk G, Engedal K, Seim A, Krokstad S, Helvik AS.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether frequent drinking, use of drugs with addiction potential and the possible combination of frequent drinking and use of prescribed drugs with addiction potential were associated with all-cause mort... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Environmental and familial factors in drug use among commercial drivers in suburban public transport - Ainy E, Soori H.
BACKGROUND: A study was conducted in 2013 on the lack of accurate statistics on the environmental and family factors behind the use of drugs by drivers of public transport. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall, 1176 drivers of buses, mini-buses, vans, al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vaped, not stirred: vaporized alcohol knowledge, use, and susceptibility - Sydeman S, Jessen A, North C, Valente M, Ryan L, Russell S.
BACKGROUND: Vaporized alcohol is an alternative method of ingesting alcohol that has received significant attention in the press. However, research on vaporized alcohol to date is limited. OBJECTIVES: The current study sought to assess vaporized al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychiatric comorbidity among first-time and repeat DUI offenders - Keating LM, Nelson SE, Wiley RC, Shaffer HJ.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances is a serious public health concern. Previous research has shown that psychiatric comorbidity is more prevalent for repeat offenders than the general population, and that first-time offenders exhibi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

PrEP and the syndemic of substance use, violence, and HIV among female and male sex workers: a qualitative study in Kisumu, Kenya - Bazzi AR, Yotebieng K, Otticha S, Rota G, Agot K, Ohaga S, Syvertsen JL.
INTRODUCTION: Female and male sex workers experience heightened vulnerability to HIV and other health harms that are compounded by substance use, physical and sexual violence, and limited access to health services. In Kisumu, Kenya, where sex work is wides... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Orthopaedic injury profiles in methamphetamine users: a retrospective observational study - Trasolini N, Kang H, Carney J, Rounds A, Murrietta A, Marecek GS.
INTRODUCTION: We sought to characterize the prevalence of methamphetamine (MA) abuse and associated orthopaedic injury patterns at our level 1 trauma center. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all orthopaedic consults for the year 2016... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neurotoxicity associated with traumatic brain injury, blast, chemical, heavy metal and quinoline drug exposure - Marshall TM, Dardia GP, Colvin KL, Nevin R, Macrellis J.
Chronic, excessive exposure, and accumulation of neurotoxic agents such as heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium), mefloquine (Lariam), and food additives such as monosodium glutamate and aspartame cause neurotoxicity and brain damage. This chemical-induced... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lead toxicity due to ingestion of lead-contaminated opium in a patient presenting with motor neuropathy and upper limb paresis: a case report - Mirzaei SMM, Akbari A, Mehrpour O, Zamani N.
We report a 64-year-old m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

In-the-moment drinking characteristics: an examination across ADHD history and race - McKone KMP, Kennedy TM, Piasecki TM, Molina BSG, Pedersen SL.
BACKGROUND: Adults with a history of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Black drinkers are at elevated risk for alcohol problems and alcohol use disorder. Processes that increase risk for these distinct populations have not focus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High levels of alcohol intoxication and strong support for restrictive alcohol policies among music festival visitors - Feltmann K, Elgan TH, Gripenberg J.
This study investigates intoxicati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Using Rural ⁻Urban Continuum Codes (RUCCS) to examine alcohol-related motor vehicle crash injury and enforcement in New York State - Pressley JC, Hines LM, Bauer MJ, Oh SA, Kuhl JR, Liu C, Cheng B, Garnett MF.
Rural areas of New York State (NYS) have higher rates of alcohol-related motor vehicle (MV) crash injury than metropolitan areas. While alcohol-related injury has declined across the three geographic regions of NYS, disparities persist with rural areas hav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The genetic relationship between alcohol consumption and aspects of problem drinking in an ascertained sample - Johnson EC, St Pierre CL, Meyers J, Aliev F, McCutcheon VV, Lai D, Dick DM, Goate AM, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Nurnberger JI, Schuckit MA, Porjesz B, Edenberg HJ, Bucholz KK, Agrawal A.
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have begun to identify loci related to alcohol consumption, but little is known about whether this genetic propensity overlaps with specific indices of problem drinking in ascertained samples. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental health status, need, and unmet need for mental health services among U.S. Pacific Islanders - Subica AM, Aitaoto N, Link BG, Yamada AM, Henwood BF, Sullivan G.
This study examined the mental health status, need for services, and unmet need of community-dwelling Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders (NHPI). METHODS: Survey data were collected from 223 NHPI adults of Samoan or Marshallese h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High-risk behavior in patients with alcohol dependence - Korlakunta A, Reddy CMP.
CONTEXT: Severity of alcohol dependence is related to the high-risk behavior of alcohol dependents. AIM: To assess the high-risk behavior in patients with alcohol dependence and study the association between them. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Examining Australia's heaviest drinkers - Livingston M, Callinan S.
This study examined the distribution of alcohol consumption in Australia, identifying the heaviest drinking 10% of the population and examining their sociodemographic characteristics and their alcohol consumption and purchasing practices. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effect of the zero-tolerance drinking and driving law on mortality due to road traffic accidents according to the type of victim, sex, and age in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: an interrupted time series study - Jomar RT, Ramos DO, Fonseca VAO, Junger WL.
The objective of this study was to estimate the effect of the Brazilian zero-tolerance drinking and driving law on mortality rates due to road traffic accidents according to the type of victim, sex, and age. METHODS: An interrupted time ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Young Thai people's exposure to alcohol portrayals in society and the media: a qualitative study for policy implications - Kaewpramkusol R, Senior K, Chenhall R, Nanthamongkolchai S.
BACKGROUND: Although previous quantitative studies have documented the association between exposure to alcohol portrayals and drinking attitudes in Western countries, few qualitative studies have explored this matter in Thailand. A better understanding of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Reciprocal effects of alcohol use and violence perpetration among early adolescents in Mexico: a gendered analysis - Kulis SS, Marsiglia FF, Nu ño-Gutiérrez BL, Corona-Lozano MD, Mendoza-Meléndez MA, Kiehne E, Jager J, Ayers SL, Han S.
This study of early adol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Want to Live Longer? Science Says to Do These 5 Things
When it comes to staying healthy, most people have the same motivation: living as long and fulfilling a life as possible. And while science has yet to find a true fountain of youth, researchers have identified certain behaviors that can increase longevity. One study, published in the journal Circulation last year, even argued that adhering to just five healthy habits could extend your lifespan by roughly a decade. Here’s what they are, and what research to date says about living your longest life. Eating a healthy diet Diet is strongly linked to longevity. Research has long suggested that following a Mediterranean di...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Longevity Source Type: news

Cutting Booze to Cut AF Is Difficult for Patients to Swallow Cutting Booze to Cut AF Is Difficult for Patients to Swallow
Alex Voskoboinik, MBBS, discusses the results of the first randomized study to test alcohol abstinence (or reduction) in drinkers with AF. Now the hard part: persuading patients to cut out the booze.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Oxytocin may reduce alcohol cravings
According to research, published inPLOS Biology, an alcoholic rat model given oxytocin drank less, thought to be a consequence of altering GABAergic signalling in the amygdala.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Violence risk and mental disorders (VIORMED-2): a prospective multicenter study in Italy - Barlati S, Stefana A, Bartoli F, Bianconi G, Bulgari V, Candini V, Carr à G, Cavalera C, Clerici M, Cricelli M, Ferla MT, Ferrari C, Iozzino L, Macis A, Vita A, de Girolamo G.
BACKGROUND: The management of mentally ill offenders in the community is one of the great challenges imposed on community psychiatry. AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze the association between sociodemographic, clinical, and psychosocial fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Critical evaluation of the association between elevated MCV and alcohol-related traffic accidents: a retrospective study on 6244 car crash cases - Porpiglia NM, Bortolotti F, Dorizzi RM, Micciolo R, Tagliaro F.
BACKGROUND: Erythrocyte Mean Corpuscolar Volume (MCV) has been used for decades as a biomarker of chronic alcohol abuse and in the treatment of alcohol dependence. More recently, it has also been adopted to investigate the fitness of subjects to hold the d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news