A Wodak

Summary

Affiliation: St Vincent's Hospital
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving the management of chronic non-malignant pain and reducing problems associated with prescription opioids
    Alex D Wodak
    St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:302-3. 2009
  2. pmc Male circumcision for HIV prevention: current evidence and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa
    Richard G Wamai
    Department of African American Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:49. 2011
  3. pmc Cardiovascular risk among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal smoking male prisoners: inequalities compared to the wider community
    Robyn L Richmond
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington 2052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:783. 2011
  4. doi request reprint The effectiveness of harm reduction in preventing HIV among injecting drug users
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst NSW
    N S W Public Health Bull 21:69-73. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Do needle syringe programs reduce HIV infection among injecting drug users: a comprehensive review of the international evidence
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Subst Use Misuse 41:777-813. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Is lawful discrimination against illicit drug users acceptable?
    Alex D Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St, Australia Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
    Med J Aust 180:405-7. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Going soft on evidence and due process: Canada adopts US style harm maximization
    A Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 19:226-8; discussion 233-4. 2008
  8. doi request reprint What caused the recent reduction in heroin supply in Australia?
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 19:279-86. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Methadone and heroin prescription: babies and bath water
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    Subst Use Misuse 37:523-31. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and drugs
    Alex D Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
    Med J Aust 176:5. 2002

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Improving the management of chronic non-malignant pain and reducing problems associated with prescription opioids
    Alex D Wodak
    St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:302-3. 2009
    ..New guidelines and a multidisciplinary approach have the potential to help patients in need while minimising inappropriate use of opioids...
  2. pmc Male circumcision for HIV prevention: current evidence and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa
    Richard G Wamai
    Department of African American Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:49. 2011
    ....
  3. pmc Cardiovascular risk among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal smoking male prisoners: inequalities compared to the wider community
    Robyn L Richmond
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington 2052, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:783. 2011
    ..Cross-sectional baseline data on CVRF were compared among smoking male prisoners and males of similar age in the general population...
  4. doi request reprint The effectiveness of harm reduction in preventing HIV among injecting drug users
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst NSW
    N S W Public Health Bull 21:69-73. 2010
    ..However, despite decades of vigorous advocacy and scientific evidence, the global coverage of needle and syringe programs and opioid substitution treatment falls well short of the levels required to achieve international HIV control...
  5. ncbi request reprint Do needle syringe programs reduce HIV infection among injecting drug users: a comprehensive review of the international evidence
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Subst Use Misuse 41:777-813. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Is lawful discrimination against illicit drug users acceptable?
    Alex D Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St, Australia Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
    Med J Aust 180:405-7. 2004
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Going soft on evidence and due process: Canada adopts US style harm maximization
    A Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 19:226-8; discussion 233-4. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint What caused the recent reduction in heroin supply in Australia?
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    Int J Drug Policy 19:279-86. 2008
    ..At best, domestic law enforcement may have made a small contribution compared to several other factors. Evaluation of supply, demand and harm reduction should be held to the same standards...
  9. ncbi request reprint Methadone and heroin prescription: babies and bath water
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    Subst Use Misuse 37:523-31. 2002
    ..The paramount aim should be to improve the current deplorable rates of death, disease, crime, and severe distress now evident in an increasing number of countries...
  10. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and drugs
    Alex D Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
    Med J Aust 176:5. 2002
  11. pmc The role of harm reduction in controlling HIV among injecting drug users
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    AIDS 22:S81-92. 2008
    ..Sometimes zealous drug law enforcement undermines harm reduction. A more balanced approach to drug law enforcement is required with illicit drug use recognized primarily as a health and social problem...
  12. ncbi request reprint Lessons from the first international review of the evidence for needle syringe programs: the band still plays on
    Alex Wodak
    St Vincent s Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
    Subst Use Misuse 41:837-9. 2006
  13. doi request reprint HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for people who inject drugs: a systematic review of global, regional, and national coverage
    Bradley M Mathers
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Lancet 375:1014-28. 2010
    ..We undertook a systematic review to estimate national, regional, and global coverage of HIV services in IDUs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Value for money in drug treatment: economic evaluation of prison methadone
    Emma Warren
    Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, CHERE, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 84:160-6. 2006
    ..One reason for this is the complexity of undertaking evaluations in the prison setting. This paper estimates the cost-effectiveness of the New South Wales (NSW) prison methadone program...
  15. ncbi request reprint A mathematical model of HIV transmission in NSW prisons
    K Dolan
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 50:197-202. 1998
    ..The estimated minimum (and maximum) number of IDU inmates, infected with HIV in NSW prisons was 38 (and 152) in 1993 according to the model. These figures require confirmation by seroincidence studies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Survey of drug consumption rooms: service delivery and perceived public health and amenity impact
    Jo Kimber
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 24:21-4. 2005
    ..No overdose deaths were reported and the estimated rate of non-fatal overdose ranged from 1 to 36 per 10,000 visits. These DCRs appeared to be achieving their service delivery objectives with few negative consequences...
  17. ncbi request reprint Modelling the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Australia
    Karina Razali
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:228-35. 2007
    ..This paper updates estimates of HCV incidence and prevalence between 1960 and 2005...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a workplace brief intervention for excessive alcohol consumption: the workscreen project
    R Richmond
    School of Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, 2052, Australia
    Prev Med 30:51-63. 2000
    ..The objective was to evaluate the effects of a workplace-based lifestyle intervention (Workscreen) to reduce excessive drinking...
  19. doi request reprint Global epidemiology of injecting drug use and HIV among people who inject drugs: a systematic review
    Bradley M Mathers
    Secretariat of the Reference Group to the UN on HIV and Injecting Drug Use, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Lancet 372:1733-45. 2008
    ..Our aim was to determine the prevalence of injecting drug use among individuals aged 15-64 years, and of HIV among people who inject drugs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Modelling hepatitis C virus incidence, prevalence and long-term sequelae in Australia, 2001
    Matthew G Law
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
    Int J Epidemiol 32:717-24. 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Can drug injectors be encouraged to adopt non-injecting routes of administration (NIROA) for drugs?
    Kate Dolan
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 23:281-6. 2004
    ....
  22. pmc Cannabis control: costs outweigh the benefits. For
    Alex Wodak
    Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia
    BMJ 324:105-6. 2002
  23. doi request reprint Residential detoxification: essential for marginalised, severely alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals
    Edmund Silins
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 27:414-9. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of modafinil (200 mg/day) for methamphetamine dependence
    James Shearer
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Addiction 104:224-33. 2009
    ..To examine the safety and efficacy of modafinil (200 mg/day) compared to placebo in the treatment of methamphetamine dependence and to examine predictors of post-treatment outcome...
  25. ncbi request reprint A randomised controlled trial of methadone maintenance treatment versus wait list control in an Australian prison system
    Kate A Dolan
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Depend 72:59-65. 2003
    ..The aim was to determine whether methadone maintenance treatment reduced heroin use, syringe sharing and HIV or hepatitis C incidence among prisoners...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prison-based syringe exchange programmes: a review of international research and development
    Kate Dolan
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Addiction 98:153-8. 2003
    ..Overall, this review indicated that prison syringe exchange programmes are feasible and do provide benefit in the reduction of risk behaviour and the transmission of blood-borne infection without any unintended negative consequences...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hair analysis underestimates heroin use in prisoners
    James Shearer
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 25:425-31. 2006
    ..001) between self-reported frequency of heroin use and morphine concentrations in hair. Sectional hair analysis, a reflection of duration of drug use, was uninformative and generally impractical due to the length of hair sections needed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Separating politics and scientific research on heroin prescription
    Alex D Wodak
    Med J Aust 176:449; author reply 450. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint New pharmacotherapies for alcohol dependence
    Robert Graham
    St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:103-7. 2002
    ..Adjunctive psychosocial treatment with close follow-up is required for acamprosate and recommended for naltrexone. As yet, no studies have reported a reduction in mortality following the use of any pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence...
  30. ncbi request reprint Reducing drug-related harm: Australia leads the way
    Alison J Ritter
    Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 181:242-3. 2004
    ..Harm-reduction approaches are more easily embedded in policy when drugs are legally regulated...
  31. ncbi request reprint NSW Alcohol Summit: getting a better grip on our favourite drug
    Paul S Haber
    Drug Health Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 179:521-2. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Ensuring the safety of new medications and devices: are naltrexone implants safe?
    Alex D Wodak
    Med J Aust 188:438-9. 2008
  33. ncbi request reprint Smoking and its correlates in an Australian prisoner population
    Josephine M Belcher
    Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice and School of Public Health, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 25:343-8. 2006
    ..Despite high levels of tobacco dependence, many prisoners intend to quit and health planners and custodial authorities need to encourage and support inmates who do attempt to quit...
  34. ncbi request reprint Four-year follow-up of imprisoned male heroin users and methadone treatment: mortality, re-incarceration and hepatitis C infection
    Kate A Dolan
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Addiction 100:820-8. 2005
    ..To examine the long-term impact of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) on mortality, re-incarceration and hepatitis C seroconversion in imprisoned male heroin users...