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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531769/increases-in-prescription-opioid-injection-abuse-among-treatment-admissions-in-the-united-states-2004-2013
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Christopher M Jones, Aleta Christensen, R Matthew Gladden
BACKGROUND: The 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana associated with prescription opioid injection coupled with rising rates of hepatitis C, especially in areas with long-standing opioid abuse, have raised concerns about prescription opioid injection. However, research on this topic is limited. We assessed trends in treatment admissions reporting injection, smoking, and inhalation abuse of prescription opioids and examined characteristics associated with non-oral routes of prescription opioid abuse in the U...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529359/the-journey-of-opioid-substitution-therapy-in-india-achievements-and-challenges
#2
Ravindra Rao
Opioids are one of the most problematic illegal substances globally. Opioid abuse is associated with complications in various spheres of the user's life, his/her family, and the society. Injecting drug use (IDU) is also linked to public health problems such as HIV infection and viral hepatitis. Medications form an important cornerstone in the treatment of opioid dependence. Treatment strategies such as "detoxification" alone or long-term treatment with opioid antagonist have limited acceptability and retention rates...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513200/hiv-infected-individuals-who-use-alcohol-and-other-drugs-and-virologic-suppression
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Seonaid Nolan, Alexander Y Walley, Timothy C Herren, Gregory J Patts, Alicia S Ventura, Meg M Sullivan, Jeffrey H Samet, Richard Saitz
People living with HIV (PLWH) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) who use substances were examined to (a) describe those with virologic control and (b) determine which substance use-factors are associated with lack of virologic control. Participants were adult PLWH taking ART with either past 12-month DSM-IV substance dependence or past 30-day alcohol or illicit drug use. Substance use factors included number of DSM-IV alcohol or drug dependence criteria and past 30-day specific substance use. Associations with HIV viral load (HVL) (<200 vs...
May 17, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508675/serious-mental-illness-among-young-adult-women-who-use-drugs-in-the-club-scene-co-occurring-biopsychosocial-factors
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Maayan Lawental, Hilary L Surratt, Mance E Buttram, Steven P Kurtz
Young women who regularly attend nightclubs are at risk for numerous health and social consequences, including mental distress, sexual and physical victimization and substance dependence. This paper uses a biopsychosocial framework to examine co-occurring mental health problems, victimization, substance dependence, sexual risk and physical pain among a sample of young women who use drugs (N = 222) in Miami's club scene. The majority of women were under 24 years old, Hispanic, and identified as heterosexual...
May 16, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494791/a-cohort-study-examining-emergency-department-visits-and-hospital-admissions-among-people-who-use-drugs-in-ottawa-canada
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Claire E Kendall, Lisa M Boucher, Amy E Mark, Alana Martin, Zack Marshall, Rob Boyd, Pam Oickle, Nicola Diliso, Dave Pineau, Brad Renaud, Tiffany Rose, Sean LeBlanc, Mark Tyndall, Olivia M Lee, Ahmed M Bayoumi
BACKGROUND: The health of people who use drugs (PWUD) is characterized by multimorbidity and chronicity of health conditions, necessitating an understanding of their health care utilization. The objective of this study was to evaluate emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions among a cohort of PWUD. METHODS: We used a retrospective observational design between 2012 and 2013. The population was a marginalized cohort of PWUD (the PROUD study) for whom survey data was linked (n = 663) to provincial health administrative data housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences...
May 12, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494762/the-north-american-opioid-epidemic-current-challenges-and-a-call-for-treatment-as-prevention
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Devesh Vashishtha, Maria Luisa Mittal, Daniel Werb
There is a need for creative, public health-oriented solutions to the increasingly intractable problems associated with the North American opioid epidemic. This epidemic is a fundamentally continental problem, as routes of migration, drug demand, and drug exchange link the USA with Mexico and Canada. The challenges faced throughout North America include entrenched prescribing practices of opioid medications, high costs and low availability of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and policy approaches that present substantial barriers to care...
May 12, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489467/use-of-opioid-substitution-therapies-in-the-treatment-of-opioid-use-disorder-results-of-a-uk-cost-effectiveness-modelling-study
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James Kenworthy, Yunni Yi, Antony Wright, Jim Brown, Ana Maria Madrigal, William C N Dunlop
AIMS: We investigated the cost-effectiveness of buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) versus no opioid substitution therapy (OST) for the treatment of opioid use disorder, from the UK National Health Service (NHS)/personal social services (PSS) and societal perspectives over one year. METHODS: Cost-effectiveness of OST versus no OST was evaluated by first replicating and then expanding an existing UK health technology assessment model...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486816/attitudes-towards-exercise-among-substance-using-older-adults-living-with-hiv-and-chronic-pain
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Annie L Nguyen, Jordan E Lake, M Carrington Reid, Suzette Glasner, Jessica Jenkins, Jury Candelario, Sarah Soliman, Homero E Del Pino, Alison A Moore
Chronic pain and substance use disorders occur commonly among HIV-infected persons. Recent CDC guidelines recommend non-pharmacologic approaches over opioid medications for the management of chronic pain. This is particularly relevant for persons with substance use disorders. Structured physical activity may be an effective strategy for pain reduction. We developed a combined cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) + exercise intervention to reduce pain, pain-related disability and substance use and improve physical function in older HIV-infected adults with chronic pain and substance use...
May 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479216/design-and-implementation-of-a-factorial-randomized-controlled-trial-of-methadone-maintenance-therapy-and-an-evidence-based-behavioral-intervention-for-incarcerated-people-living-with-hiv-and-opioid-dependence-in-malaysia
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Alexander R Bazazi, Jeffrey A Wickersham, Martin P Wegman, Gabriel J Culbert, Veena Pillai, Roman Shrestha, Haider Al-Darraji, Michael M Copenhaver, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Frederick L Altice
Incarcerated people living with HIV and opioid dependence face enormous challenges to accessing evidence-based treatment during incarceration and after release into the community, placing them at risk of poor HIV treatment outcomes, relapse to opioid use and accompanying HIV transmission risk behaviors. Here we describe in detail the design and implementation of Project Harapan, a prospective clinical trial conducted among people living with HIV and opioid dependence who transitioned from prison to the community in Malaysia from 2010 to 2014...
May 4, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476268/past-year-prevalence-of-prescription-opioid-misuse-among-those-11-to-30years-of-age-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Ashly E Jordan, Natalie A Blackburn, Don C Des Jarlais, Holly Hagan
BACKGROUND: There are high levels of prescription and consumption of prescription opioids in the US. Misuse of prescription opioids has been shown to be highly correlated with prescription opioid-related morbidity and mortality including fatal and non-fatal overdose. We characterized the past-year prevalence of prescription opioid misuse among those 11-30years of age in the US. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out following a published protocol and PRISMA guidelines...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476267/chronic-pain-among-patients-with-opioid-use-disorder-results-from-electronic-health-records-data
#11
Yih-Ing Hser, Larissa J Mooney, Andrew J Saxon, Karen Miotto, Douglas S Bell, David Huang
PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of comorbid chronic pain among patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and to compare other comorbidities (substance use disorder (SUD), mental health disorders, health/disease conditions) among patients in four categories: no chronic pain (No Pain), OUD prior to pain (OUD First), OUD and pain at the same time (Same Time), or pain condition prior to OUD (Pain First). METHODS: Using an electronic health record (EHR) database from 2006-2015, the study assessed 5307 adult patients with OUD in a large healthcare system; 35...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476266/cocaine-using-substance-abuse-treatment-patients-with-and-without-hiv-respond-well-to-contingency-management-treatment
#12
Ashley E Burch, Carla J Rash, Nancy M Petry
HIV is common among individuals with substance use disorders, but relatively few studies have examined the impact of HIV status on response to substance abuse treatment. This secondary analysis compared patients seeking treatment for cocaine use with and without HIV in terms of substance use treatment outcomes. Primary treatment outcomes included treatment retention, longest duration of abstinence, and percent of negative samples; both substance use outcomes reflect abstinence from cocaine, alcohol and opioids concurrently...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472064/impact-of-illicit-opioid-use-on-t-cell-subsets-among-hiv-infected-adults
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E Jennifer Edelman, Kaku So-Armah, Debbie M Cheng, Margaret F Doyle, Sharon M Coleman, Carly Bridden, Natalia Gnatienko, Dmitry A Lioznov, Elena Blokhina, Matthew S Freiberg, Evgeny M Krupitsky, Brinda Emu, Jeffrey H Samet
OBJECTIVES: Opioids have immunosuppressive properties, yet opioid effects on T cell abnormalities consistent with the immune risk phenotype among HIV-infected individuals are understudied. METHODS: To assess associations between illicit opioid use and T cell characteristics (CD4/CD8 ratio, memory profiles based on CD45RO and CD28 expression, and senescence based on CD57 expression), we conducted an exploratory cross-sectional analysis of Russia ARCH, a cohort of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-naïve HIV-infected individuals recruited 11/2012 to 10/2014 in St...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470938/patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-co-infected-with-hcv-and-hiv-treated-with-sofosbuvir-and-velpatasvir-the-astral-5-study
#14
Zobair M Younossi, Maria Stepanova, Mark Sulkowski, David Wyles, Shyam Kottilil, Sharon Hunt
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir (SOF/VEL) is a ribavirin-free pan-genotypic regimen with high efficacy. We assessed the impact of SOF/VEL on patient-reported outcomes (PRO) of HIV-HCV co-infected patients. METHODS: HIV-HCV co-infected patients were treated with 12 weeks of SOF/VEL (400mg/100mg daily). All subjects completed 4 PRO questionnaires [CLDQ-HCV, SF-36, FACIT-F, WPAI:SHP] before, during, and post-treatment. RESULTS: ASTRAL-5 enrolled 106 HIV-HCV co-infected patients on stable anti-retroviral therapy (age: 54...
May 4, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458170/down-in-the-valley-trajectories-of-injection-initiation-among-young-injectors-in-california-s-central-valley
#15
Jennifer L Syvertsen, Catherine E Paquette, Robin A Pollini
BACKGROUND: Injection drug use initiation represents a critical point of public health intervention, as injection increases risk for blood borne infections including Hepatitis C and HIV. In this paper, we explore pathways to injection initiation among youth (≤30) in the rural context of California's Central Valley, where rates of injection drug use are among the highest in the nation. METHODS: We draw on semi-structured qualitative interviews with 20 young injectors to examine drug use histories, including the factors that participants associated with their transition to injection drug use...
April 27, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456473/continuing-links-between-substance-use-and-hiv-highlight-the-importance-of-nursing-roles
#16
Sherry Deren, Madeline Naegle, Holly Hagan, Danielle C Ompad
Links between HIV and substance use were identified early in the U.S. HIV epidemic. People who use drugs are at risk of HIV infection through shared injection equipment and risky sexual behaviors. In addition, substance use has negative health consequences for people living with HIV. The prescription opioid misuse epidemic, linked to injection drug use, hepatitis C infection, and HIV, poses a new threat to declining HIV rates. We reviewed evidence-based interventions that decrease HIV risk in people who use drugs (needle/syringe programs, medication-assisted treatment, engagement in HIV care, and preexposure prophylaxis/postexposure prophylaxis)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454044/unintended-impacts-of-regulatory-changes-to-british-columbia-methadone-maintenance-program-on-addiction-and-hiv-related-outcomes-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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M Eugenia Socías, Evan Wood, Ryan McNeil, Thomas Kerr, Huiru Dong, Jean Shoveller, Julio Montaner, M-J Milloy
BACKGROUND: In February 2014, several regulatory reforms were introduced to the methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) program in British Columbia, Canada, including a switch to a ten-times more concentrated methadone formulation and restrictions in pharmacy delivery services. We evaluated possible unintended effects of these changes on illicit drug use patterns and HIV treatment outcomes among HIV-positive opioid users. METHODS: Data was drawn from ACCESS, a prospective community-recruited cohort of HIV-positive people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada...
April 25, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450464/positive-percentages-of-urine-morphine-tests-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-clients-with-hiv-aids-a-12-month-follow-up-study-in-guangdong-province-china
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Xiaofeng Luo, Xiao Gong, Peizhen Zhao, Xia Zou, Wen Chen, Li Ling
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the positive percentages of urine morphine tests and correlates among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clients with HIV/AIDS in Guangdong, China. SETTING: Fourteen MMT clinics located in nine cities of Guangdong were chosen as study sites. PARTICIPANTS: In this study, we reviewed 293 clients with opioid dependence, who were HIV seropositive, 18 years or older, provided informed consent and had at least 10 records of urine morphine tests during the study period...
April 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450396/heat-shock-protein-90-hsp90-promotes-opioid-induced-anti-nociception-by-an-erk-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk-mechanism-in-mouse-brain
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Wei Lei, Nathan Mullen, Sarah McCarthy, Courtney Brann, Philomena Richard, James Cormier, Katie Edwards, Edward J Bilsky, John M Streicher
Recent advances in developing opioid treatments for pain with reduced side effects have focused on the signaling cascades of the mu opioid receptor (MOR). However, few such signaling targets have been identified for exploitation. To address this need, we explored the role of Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) in opioid-induced MOR signaling and pain, which has only been studied in 4 previous papers. First, in 4 cell models of MOR signaling, we found that Hsp90 inhibition for 24 hours with the inhibitor 17-N-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-AAG) had different effects on protein expression and opioid signaling in each line, suggesting that cell models may not be reliable for predicting pharmacology with this protein...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431584/monitoring-quality-and-coverage-of-harm-reduction-services-for-people-who-use-drugs-a-consensus-study
#20
Lucas Wiessing, Marica Ferri, Vendula Běláčková, Patrizia Carrieri, Samuel R Friedman, Cinta Folch, Kate Dolan, Brian Galvin, Peter Vickerman, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Viktor Mravčík, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Vana Sypsa, Ana Sarasa-Renedo, Anneli Uusküla, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Luis Mendão, Diana Rossi, Nadine van Gelder, Luke Mitcheson, Letizia Paoli, Cristina Diaz Gomez, Maitena Milhet, Nicoleta Dascalu, Jonathan Knight, Gordon Hay, Eleni Kalamara, Roland Simon, Catherine Comiskey, Carla Rossi, Paul Griffiths
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Despite advances in our knowledge of effective services for people who use drugs over the last decades globally, coverage remains poor in most countries, while quality is often unknown. This paper aims to discuss the historical development of successful epidemiological indicators and to present a framework for extending them with additional indicators of coverage and quality of harm reduction services, for monitoring and evaluation at international, national or subnational levels...
April 22, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
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