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addictive-related disorders and this appears especially true for shared commonalities between HD and a gambling disorder ( Farre et al., 2015 ). However, it is unclear how severity for hypersexual behavior should be conceptualized and this is the first paper

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Mónica Giménez, Roser Granero, Hibai López-González, Mónica Gómez-Peña, Laura Moragas, Isabel Baenas, Amparo Del Pino-Gutiérrez, Ester Codina, Teresa Mena-Moreno, Eduardo Valenciano-Mendoza, Bernat Mora-Maltas, Susana Valero-Solís, Sandra Rivas-Pérez, Elías Guillén-Guzmán, José M. Menchón, and Fernando Fernández-Aranda

evaluation of the predictors of impulsive sports betting behavior showed that higher trait impulsiveness was related to higher problem gambling severity ( Hing, Lamont, Vitartas, & Fink, 2015 ; Hing, Li, Vitartas, & Russell, 2018 ; Hing, Russell, Vitartas

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Aspergillosis is one of the frequent causes of exacerbation of asthma depending on the geographical regions. The specific serum IgG level for aspergillus is a major diagnostic criterion in aspergillosis.Ninety-six asthmatic patients, with mean age of 5.4 ± 3.0 years who were referred to the asthma clinic of the Mofid Children’s Hospital, were enrolled in this study. Serum specific IgG for aspergillus was measured and its association with severity of asthma was evaluated.Nineteen asthmatic patients (10 females and 9 males) had aspergillus IgG antibody. Among them, severe persistent asthma and moderate persistent asthma were detected in 5 and 13 cases, respectively, whereas only one patient suffered from mildpersistent asthma. A total of 36.5% of the 96 patients had a history of atopy, while 26% had allergic rhinitis. There was an association between the severity of asthma and the presence of aspergillus IgG antibody. Moreover, the positivity for aspergillus IgG antibody was higher in older patients.Our results indicated an association between aspergillus antibody level and severity of asthma. It could be recommended that the IgG titer for aspergillus is measured in pediatric patients with asthma, whereas co-morbidity of aspergillosis and asthma increases the risk of asthma exacerbation.

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Cochliobolus sativus, the causal agent of common root rot (CRR), is a devastating fungal pathogen of barley that can cause significant yield losses worldwide. The development of resistant cultivars has proven difficult, therefore, in this work, CRR-resistant barley germplasm was developed by crossing three resistant-by-susceptible cultivars currently used in Europe and West Asia. Following greenhouse evaluations of 150 doubled haploid lines derived from these crosses, 40 lines were evaluated under artificial infection conditions using incidence and severity parameters during two consecutive seasons. Data showed significant differences among barley lines with a continuum of resistance levels ranging from highly susceptible to resistant which were consistent in both seasons. However, five promising lines had slightly lower CRR disease than the others. Additionally, significant differences (P <0.05) in mean incidence and severity values were found among lines, with values being consistently higher in the susceptible ones. However, CRR severity increased linearly as incidence increased in both seasons. All together, the present study suggests that, the newly identified resistance lines can serve as potential donors for ongoing CRR resistance breeding program to generate high-yielding commercial barley cultivars, and that the positive correlation between CRR parameters I and S may be beneficial for many types of studies on this disease.

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Society and Economy
Authors: Edina Berlinger, Judit Lilla Keresztúri, Ágnes Lublóy, and Zsuzsanna Tamásné Vőneki

reflected in a lower cost of capital. Operational risks, both the severity (average size) and frequency (average number) of loss events, vary greatly across countries. In the SAS OpRisk Global database, countries with the highest severity include

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Maria Ciccarelli, Marina Cosenza, Mark D. Griffiths, Francesca D’Olimpio, and Giovanna Nigro

negative consequences (e.g., job loss, bankruptcy, and/or jeopardized relationship). The weak orientation toward the future, with a focus on immediate consequences, is strongly and positively associated with gambling severity, risk proneness, and

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Rachel L. Sanacora, Seth W. Whiting, Corey E. Pilver, Rani A. Hoff, and Marc N. Potenza

disorders, suggesting complex contributions to negative outcomes associated with PPG. Multiple levels of problem-gambling severity (including low-risk, at-risk, and PPG) are associated with elevated rates of both Axis-I and Axis-II DSM-IV psychiatric

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Giuseppe Scimeca, Antonio Bruno, Manuela Crucitti, Claudio Conti, Diego Quattrone, Gianluca Pandolfo, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, and Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello

insight both for theoretical and clinical purposes. According to this background, the present exploratory study was performed to evaluate the association between AIB and IA severity. The primary aim was to explore the association between AIB and IA

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. Petry 2006 Severity of gambling is associated with physical and emotional health in urban primary care patients General Hospital Psychiatry 28 2

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Christopher J. Hammond, Corey E. Pilver, Loreen Rugle, Marvin A. Steinberg, Linda C. Mayes, Robert T. Malison, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Rani A. Hoff, and Marc N. Potenza MD, PhD

. J Ciarrocchi 1987 Severity of impairment in dually addicted gamblers Journal of Gambling Studies 3 1 16 26

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