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ALLMedicine Illicit Drugs Center

Research & Reviews  161 results

Characterizing motivations for cannabis use in a cohort of people who use illicit drugs...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233463
PloS One; Lake S, Nosova E et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - Cannabis use is common among marginalized people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) but reasons for use remain poorly investigated. We sought to explore how different intentions for cannabis use relate to social, structural, and behavioural factors amon...

Hepatitis B Virus Infection among People Who Use Illicit Drugs: Prevalence, Genotypes a...
https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2020.1756334
Substance Use & misUse; Piauiense JNF, Costa CCS et. al.

Apr 26th, 2020 - Background: Several records of high prevalence of HBV have been made in northern Brazil. Among risk groups for viral infection, people who use illicit drugs (PWUDs) stand out, especially if they inject drugs and engage in risky sexual behavior. Ob...

Longitudinal patterns of illicit drug use, ART exposure and plasma HIV-1 RNA viral load...
https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002551
AIDS (London, England); Liang J, Nosova E et. al.

Apr 20th, 2020 - HIV-positive people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) experience elevated rates of HIV-associated morbidity and mortality compared with members of other key affected populations. Although suboptimal levels of access and adherence to antiretroviral ther...

Material security and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive people who...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7210079
AIDS (London, England); Mohd Salleh NA, Van Draanen J et. al.

Feb 19th, 2020 - To examine the relationship between poverty, operationalized using a novel material security measure, and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) in a context of universal access to HIV care. We analyzed...

Effect of witnessing an overdose on the use of drug checking services among people who ...
https://doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2019.1708087
The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Beaulieu T, Hayashi K et. al.

Jan 27th, 2020 - Background: Since 2013, fentanyl-contaminated drugs have been driving North America's opioid-overdose epidemic. Drug checking, which enables people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) to test and receive feedback regarding the contents of their drugs, is...

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Guidelines  1 results

Screening for Illicit Drug Use: Clinical Summary
https://allmedx.com/USPSTFPDF/drugsum.pdf

Sep 6th, 2013 - SCREENING FOR ILLICIT DRUG USE: CLINICAL SUMMARY OF U.S. PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATION Population Adolescents, Adults, and Pregnant Women Not Previously Identified as Users of Illicit Drugs Recommend...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  171 results

Characterizing motivations for cannabis use in a cohort of people who use illicit drugs...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233463
PloS One; Lake S, Nosova E et. al.

May 21st, 2020 - Cannabis use is common among marginalized people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) but reasons for use remain poorly investigated. We sought to explore how different intentions for cannabis use relate to social, structural, and behavioural factors amon...

Hepatitis B Virus Infection among People Who Use Illicit Drugs: Prevalence, Genotypes a...
https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2020.1756334
Substance Use & misUse; Piauiense JNF, Costa CCS et. al.

Apr 26th, 2020 - Background: Several records of high prevalence of HBV have been made in northern Brazil. Among risk groups for viral infection, people who use illicit drugs (PWUDs) stand out, especially if they inject drugs and engage in risky sexual behavior. Ob...

Longitudinal patterns of illicit drug use, ART exposure and plasma HIV-1 RNA viral load...
https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002551
AIDS (London, England); Liang J, Nosova E et. al.

Apr 20th, 2020 - HIV-positive people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) experience elevated rates of HIV-associated morbidity and mortality compared with members of other key affected populations. Although suboptimal levels of access and adherence to antiretroviral ther...

Material security and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive people who...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7210079
AIDS (London, England); Mohd Salleh NA, Van Draanen J et. al.

Feb 19th, 2020 - To examine the relationship between poverty, operationalized using a novel material security measure, and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) in a context of universal access to HIV care. We analyzed...

Effect of witnessing an overdose on the use of drug checking services among people who ...
https://doi.org/10.1080/00952990.2019.1708087
The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Beaulieu T, Hayashi K et. al.

Jan 27th, 2020 - Background: Since 2013, fentanyl-contaminated drugs have been driving North America's opioid-overdose epidemic. Drug checking, which enables people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) to test and receive feedback regarding the contents of their drugs, is...

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News  7 results

Case Report: Sudden Chest Pain Following an Asthma Attack
https://www.mdedge.com/emergencymedicine/article/99815/gastroenterology/case-report-sudden-chest-pain-following-asthma/page/0/1

May 1st, 2015 - One of the most life-threatening causes of pneumomediastinum is Boerhaave syndrome in which there is a spontaneous rupture of the esophagus. 3 In addition, as previously mentioned, numerous illicit drugs (eg, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy) have been.

FARC peace may cut Colombia cocaine, but synthetic drugs new scourge
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-farc-drugs/farc-peace-may-cut-colombia-cocaine-but-synthetic-drugs-new-scourge-idUSBRE9AQ11L20131127

Nov 27th, 2013 - BOGOTA (Reuters) - A peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombian government would greatly help cut cocaine production in Colombia, but officials fear new crime gangs could fill the gap while anti-narcotics police fight a new scourge: syntheti...

Prescription Drug Overdoses Up in Florida
https://www.mdedge.com/cardiology/article/36422/health-policy/prescription-drug-overdoses-florida
Frances Correa

Jul 7th, 2011 - Deaths from prescription drug overdose rose 84% in Florida from 2003 to 2009, based on data from the Florida Medical Examiners Commission. The greatest increases in death rates were seen in users of oxycodone (265%), alprazolam (234%), and methado.

Marijuana Use Not Independently Associated With BMI or Cardiovascular Risk Factors
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/552351

Mar 1st, 2007 - "the association [of marijuana use with increased appetite but no increase in BMI] disappeared when other factors were taken into account" Marijuana use is strongly associated with other unhealthy behaviors -- such as high caloric intake (due main...

Dispensation of Antiretroviral Therapy and Methadone Maintenance Therapy at the Same Facility in a Low-Barrier Setting Linked to Optimal Adherence to HIV Treatment
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919270

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Objectives: We sought to examine the association between dispensation of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the same facility, across multiple low-barrier dispensing outlets, ...

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