Richard Saitz
Boston University
PsychiatryInternal medicinePublic healthHealth careRandomized controlled trialInjury preventionPsychological interventionBrief interventionAlcohol dependenceMEDLINEDrugIntervention (counseling)AlcoholPopulationPrimary carePoison controlSubstance abuseAddictionFamily medicineMedicine
Publications 355
#1Tae Woo Park (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 9
#2Jennifer Sikov (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. Mari-Lynn Drainoni (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Background Benzodiazepine use among patients receiving opioid agonist treatment (OAT) presents a conundrum: benzodiazepines increase overdose risk, yet can treat anxiety and insomnia. How best to balance the risks and benefits of benzodiazepines among OAT patients is unclear. Using qualitative methods, we examined patient motivations for benzodiazepine use and understanding of risks, and the context in which benzodiazepine use and prescribing occurs. Methods We conducted semi-structured...
#1Alexa Friedman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 1
#2Margaret G. Shea (BU: Boston University)
Last. Ann Aschengrau (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Background Between 1968 and 1983, public drinking water supplies of Cape Cod, Massachusetts were contaminated with the chlorinated solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE). We previously found an affinity for risk-taking behaviors, including the use of illicit drugs, following prenatal and early childhood exposure to PCE. Using newly collected data, we investigated the risk of non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) following prenatal and early childhood PCE exposure. Methods Participant...
#1Daniel Fuster (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 15
#2David Nunes (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
Last. Jeffrey H. Samet (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 75
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BACKGROUND The impact of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels on the evolution of chronic HCV infection-related liver damage is controversial. Heavy alcohol use is believed to have a deleterious impact on the course of HCV disease, but current knowledge about the possible effect of alcohol use on HCV RNA levels in HIV/HCV coinfected patients is limited. METHODS We examined 107 HIV/HCV-infected individuals with current or past unhealthy alcohol use to assess the association between alcohol consumpt...
#1Judith A. Hahn (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 48
#2Pamela M. Murnane (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 14
Last. Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
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BACKGROUND Objective measurement of alcohol consumption is important for clinical care and research. Adjusting for self-reported alcohol use, we conducted an individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis to examine factors associated with the sensitivity of phosphatidylethanol (PEth), an alcohol metabolite, among persons self-reporting unhealthy alcohol consumption. METHODS We identified 21 eligible studies and obtained 4073 observations from 3085 participants with Alcohol Use Disorders Identi...
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#1Melissa B. Weimer (Yale University)H-Index: 2
#1Melissa B. Weimer (Yale University)H-Index: 12
Last. Richard SaitzH-Index: 68
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#1Agata M. P. Atayde (BC: Boston College)H-Index: 1
#2Sacha C. Hauc (Yale University)H-Index: 2
Last. Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
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Beyond their denotative meaning, words carry emotional implications and associations that can lead to unintentional or deliberate discrimination. The stigma surrounding substance use disorders (SUD...
#1Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
#2Megan H. Bair-Merritt (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 20
Last. Sharon Levy (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 26
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* Abbreviations: AAP — : American Academy of Pediatrics USPSTF — : US Preventive Services Task Force In the latest review, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that the evidence is “insufficient to assess the balance and benefits and harms of screening for illicit drug use in adolescents” and of “primary care-based behavioral counseling interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug use” in adolescents and young adults (defined as ages 12–17 and 18–25, respectively).1–3 In t...
#1Payel Jhoom Roy (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
#2Richard SaitzH-Index: 68
Ensuring the safety of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder who inject substances frequently presents management challenges for hospital staff. This commentary expounds on those challenges and offers areas of opportunity to provide patient-centered care for these patients.
#1Richard SaitzH-Index: 68
#2Shannon C. MillerH-Index: 10
Last. Richard N. RosenthalH-Index: 27
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