Andrea McCubbin
University of Kentucky
Internal medicineObstetricsPublic healthDemographyProinflammatory cytokineTumor necrosis factor alphaPediatricsImmunologyYoung adultPerceptionCotinineElectronic cigaretteCannabisSmoking cessationCytokinePregnancyNicotineIntervention (counseling)PopulationSerum cytokineNicotine deliveryTobacco useFirst trimesterDescriptive statisticsSubstance abuseGestationMedicineDUAL (cognitive architecture)Distribution (pharmacology)Environmental health
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#1Kristin Ashford (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 9
#2Andrea McCubbin (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 5
Last. Alison Breland (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 17
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Introduction In the US, approximately 8% of pregnant women smoke, and 5-11.9% currently use ENDS products. The health effects of ENDS use are debated; however, most contain nicotine which is known to cause adverse perinatal outcomes. Studies have shown adult ENDS users significantly alter use behaviors over time (switch to conventional cigarettes-only or dual use) thus complicating efforts to examine health effects of ENDS use. The purpose of this study was to describe switching behaviors and as...
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Abstract Background Opioid use during pregnancy is a significant public health issue. The standard of care for treating opioid use disorder during pregnancy includes medications for opioid disorder (MOUD). However, tobacco use often goes unaddressed among pregnant women on MOUD. In 2018, our team received a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded R34 to conduct a three year-randomized trial to test the feasibility of a novel tobacco intervention for pregnant women receiving MOUD. Aims The...
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#1Kristin B. Ashford (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
#1Kristin B. Ashford (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 1
Last. Melinda J. Ickes (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Though e-cigarette aerosol has been associated with altered lung cell function, few studies have examined the effects of use on immune response and respiratory symptoms. The purpose of this study was to examine if recent persistent cough or cytokine levels are related to Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) use in college students. In April 2019, 61 undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky completed surveys and provided a salivary sample to evaluate cytokine levels (I...
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#1Andrea McCubbin (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 5
#2Amanda T. Wiggins (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 14
Last. Kristin Ashford (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Introduction Smoking during pregnancy is a primary risk factor for adverse perinatal outcomes. Although electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has increased, reasons for and behaviors of use are not fully understood. The purpose of this study, composed exclusively of pregnant current smokers, was to describe perceptions of health risks associated with e-cigarette use among pregnant women, describe the use patterns of pregnant dual users (defined as those who simultaneously use conventio...
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#1Alison Breland (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 4
#1Alison Breland (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 5
Last. Kristin Ashford (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 9
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: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), which includes e-cigarettes (ECIGs), are a rapidly-expanding class of products that heat a liquid (which may or may not contain nicotine) to produce an aerosol. The variation of ECIG components is extensive as are their effects on users. Epidemiological data show that while both adults and youth use ECIGs, use among youth has increased dramatically in recent years. Other epidemiological data show that women of reproductive age and some pregnant wome...
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#1Kristin Ashford (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 9
#2Amanda Fallin-Bennett (UK: University of Kentucky)H-Index: 6
Last. Joshua A. Lile (University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences)H-Index: 23
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Abstract Purpose This study aims to describe the association of first trimester co-use of tobacco and cannabis with maternal immune response and psychosocial well-being, relative to tobacco use only. Methods A preliminary midpoint analysis included 138 pregnant women with biologically verified tobacco use, 38 of whom (28%) also tested positive for recent cannabis use. Maternal perceived stress (Perceived Stress Scale), depressive symptoms (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale), and serum immune ...
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Abstract Objective To test the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of Get Fit and Quit (GFAQ), a community-engaged, holistic tobacco treatment program for women of childbearing age in a residential substance use disorder treatment facility. Design A quasi-experimental, one-group, longitudinal design. Setting A local Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) location. Participants Twenty-three women of childbearing age were enrolled in the study. Nearly all (21/23) participants were White, an...
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