Edward Bernstein
Boston University
PsychiatryPublic healthNursingHealth careRandomized controlled trialHealth promotionInjury preventionEmergency medicineYoung adultReferralBrief interventionNaloxoneHeroinIntervention (counseling)Emergency departmentAlcohol abusePoison controlSubstance abuseFamily medicineSuicide preventionMedical emergencyMedicine
81Publications
30H-index
3,089Citations
Publications 76
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#1Payel Jhoom Roy (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
#2Ryan Price (BU: Boston University)
Last. Alexander Y. Walley (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Background Inpatient addiction consult services (ACS) lower barriers to accessing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), however not every patient recommended for MOUD links to outpatient care. We hypothesized that fewer days between discharge date and outpatient appointment date was associated with improved linkage to buprenorphine treatment among patients evaluated by an ACS. Methods We extracted appointment and demographic data from electronic medical records and conducted retro...
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#1Sarah E Pajka (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
#2Mohammad Adrian Hasdianda (Harvard University)H-Index: 4
Last. Kei Ouchi (Harvard University)H-Index: 16
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Background: Advance care planning (ACP) conversations are an important intervention to provide care consistent with patient goals near the end of life. The emergency department (ED) could serve as ...
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#1Brendan Jacka (Brown University)H-Index: 11
#2Jacqueline E. Goldman (Brown University)H-Index: 2
Last. Brandon D. L. Marshall (Brown University)H-Index: 50
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Background Opioid overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, particularly illicitly manufactured fentanyl, remain a substantial public health concern in North America. Responses to overdose events (e.g., administration of naloxone and rescue breathing) are effective at reducing mortality; however, more interventions are needed to prevent overdoses involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl. This study protocol aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a behavior change intervention that incorporate...
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#1Payel Jhoom Roy (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
#2Sugy Choi (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 3
Last. Alexander Y. Walley (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Introduction Same-day or next-day access to outpatient medication for addiction treatment (MAT) for both alcohol and opioid use disorders may facilitate sustained treatment with evidence-based therapies for substance use disorders (SUD). This study evaluates the association between appointment wait-times and odds of arrival to appointment for patients seeking outpatient MAT. Methods The study sample consisted of patients who scheduled an appointment with a low-barrier access addiction c...
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#1Erik Anderson (Alameda Health System)H-Index: 17
#2Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
Last. Harrison J. Alter (Alameda Health System)H-Index: 17
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#1Jacqueline E. Goldman (Brown University)H-Index: 2
#2Maxwell S. Krieger (Brown University)H-Index: 9
Last. Brandon D. L. Marshall (Brown University)H-Index: 50
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AbstractBackground: From 2011 to 2016, the United States has experienced a 55% increase in overall overdose deaths and a 260% increase in fatal fentanyl-related overdoses. Increasing engagement in harm reduction practices is essential to reducing the rate of fentanyl-related overdoses. This study sought to examine the uptake of harm reduction practices among young adults who reported recent drug use and who were recruited for a study to assess the utility and acceptability of rapid fentanyl test...
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#1Kei OuchiH-Index: 16
#2Naomi George (Harvard University)H-Index: 10
Last. Susan D. BlockH-Index: 78
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Abstract Background: Most seriously ill older adults visit the emergency department (ED) near the end of life, yet no feasible method exists to empower them to formulate their care goals in this se...
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#1Kei OuchiH-Index: 16
#2Naomi George (Harvard University)H-Index: 10
Last. James A. Tulsky (Harvard University)H-Index: 81
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During the last 6 months of life, 75% of older adults with preexisting serious illness, such as advanced heart failure, lung disease, and cancer, visit the emergency department (ED). ED visits often mark an inflection point in these patients' illness trajectories, signaling a more rapid rate of decline. Although most patients are there seeking care for acute issues, many of them have priorities other than to simply live as long as possible; yet without discussion of preferences for treatment, th...
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#1Maxwell S. Krieger (Brown University)H-Index: 9
#2William C. Goedel (Brown University)H-Index: 14
Last. Brandon D. L. Marshall (Brown University)H-Index: 50
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Abstract Background The overdose epidemic has been exacerbated by a dramatic increase in deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF). Drug checking is a novel strategy to identify IMF in illicit drugs. We examined the uptake and acceptability of rapid fentanyl test strips among young adults. Methods From May to September 2017, we recruited 93 young adults in Rhode Island who reported injecting drugs or using heroin, cocaine, or illicitly obtained prescription pills in the past 30 days...
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