Bruna Brands

Summary

Affiliation: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of methadone program philosophy changes on early treatment outcomes
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Addict Dis 22:19-38. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Prescription opioid abuse in patients presenting for methadone maintenance treatment
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 33 Russell St, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5S 2S1
    Drug Alcohol Depend 73:199-207. 2004
  3. doi request reprint The impact of benzodiazepine use on methadone maintenance treatment outcomes
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Addict Dis 27:37-48. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Individualized smoking cessation treatment in an outpatient setting: Predictors of outcome in a sample with psychiatric and addictions co-morbidity
    Peter Selby
    Addictions Program and Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 35:811-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Exploring the relationship between perceived inter-dose opioid withdrawal and patient characteristics in methadone maintenance treatment
    Alex K Elkader
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Drug Alcohol Depend 105:209-14. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Major depressive disorder and patient satisfaction in relation to methadone pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in stabilized methadone maintenance patients
    Alexander K Elkader
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:77-81. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Changing patient characteristics with increased methadone maintenance availability
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St Toronto, M5S 2S1, Ontario, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:11-20. 2002
  8. pmc Changing patterns in opioid addiction: characterizing users of oxycodone and other opioids
    Beth Sproule
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
    Can Fam Physician 55:68-9, 69.e1-5. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Validation and comparison of diagnostic accuracy of four screening tools for mental disorders in people seeking treatment for substance use disorders
    Brian Rush
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Subst Abuse Treat 44:375-83. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Methadone-nicotine interactions in methadone maintenance treatment patients
    Alexander K Elkader
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:231-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of methadone program philosophy changes on early treatment outcomes
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Addict Dis 22:19-38. 2003
    ..In all three cohorts there was a significant reduction in opioid and benzodiazepine use but not cocaine use over the first six months of treatment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prescription opioid abuse in patients presenting for methadone maintenance treatment
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, 33 Russell St, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5S 2S1
    Drug Alcohol Depend 73:199-207. 2004
    ..Further research is required to better elucidate the complex relationships between pain, mental health and addiction in order to develop optimal prevention and treatment strategies for prescription opioid dependence...
  3. doi request reprint The impact of benzodiazepine use on methadone maintenance treatment outcomes
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Addict Dis 27:37-48. 2008
    ..Only ongoing cocaine use was negatively related to retention. Benzodiazepine use by methadone maintenance treatment patients is associated with a more complex clinical picture and may negatively influence treatment outcomes...
  4. doi request reprint Individualized smoking cessation treatment in an outpatient setting: Predictors of outcome in a sample with psychiatric and addictions co-morbidity
    Peter Selby
    Addictions Program and Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Addict Behav 35:811-7. 2010
    ..However, few studies have compared patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders to patients with other psychiatric diagnoses without psychosis, addressing ability to quit and differences in treatment characteristics...
  5. ncbi request reprint Exploring the relationship between perceived inter-dose opioid withdrawal and patient characteristics in methadone maintenance treatment
    Alex K Elkader
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    Drug Alcohol Depend 105:209-14. 2009
    ..Little is known about the relationship between perceived inter-dose opioid withdrawal and patient characteristics in methadone maintenance treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Major depressive disorder and patient satisfaction in relation to methadone pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in stabilized methadone maintenance patients
    Alexander K Elkader
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:77-81. 2009
    ..05). Study findings suggest that (S)-methadone may relate to patients' dissatisfaction with methadone treatment. Depressed methadone patients may be more sensitive to negative opioid effects and opioid withdrawal...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changing patient characteristics with increased methadone maintenance availability
    Bruna Brands
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell St Toronto, M5S 2S1, Ontario, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:11-20. 2002
    ..These findings should provide encouragement for MMT providers in jurisdictions anticipating or undergoing expansion of treatment availability...
  8. pmc Changing patterns in opioid addiction: characterizing users of oxycodone and other opioids
    Beth Sproule
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
    Can Fam Physician 55:68-9, 69.e1-5. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Validation and comparison of diagnostic accuracy of four screening tools for mental disorders in people seeking treatment for substance use disorders
    Brian Rush
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Subst Abuse Treat 44:375-83. 2013
    ..Results strengthen previous validation data for each of the tools investigated and support their use in detecting mental disorders in the substance use treatment population specifically...
  10. doi request reprint Methadone-nicotine interactions in methadone maintenance treatment patients
    Alexander K Elkader
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:231-8. 2009
    ..The overall results may help to explain high smoking rates in the MMT population and may account for reports of increased positive effects of methadone when the drugs are taken together...
  11. doi request reprint Supervised methadone consumption: client issues and stigma
    Susan Anstice
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Use Misuse 44:794-808. 2009
    ..Reducing stigmatizing experiences within dispensing environments may improve MMT outcomes and decrease barriers to treatment. The study's limitations are noted...
  12. doi request reprint A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of naltrexone in the treatment of concurrent alcohol use disorder and pathological gambling
    Tony Toneatto
    Clinical Research Department, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada tony
    Am J Addict 18:219-25. 2009
    ..However, a strong time effect was found suggesting that treatment, in general, was effective. The use of naltrexone to treat concurrent alcohol use and gambling problems was not supported...
  13. doi request reprint Examining the link between collision involvement and cocaine use
    Gina Stoduto
    Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 123:260-3. 2012
    ..In this work, we examine the association between self-reported past year cocaine use and past year collision involvement in a large representative sample of adult drivers in Ontario...
  14. ncbi request reprint The clinical characteristics of adolescents reporting methamphetamine as their primary drug of choice: an examination of youth admitted to inpatient substance-abuse treatment in northern British Columbia, Canada, 2001-2005
    Russell C Callaghan
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Adolesc Health 40:286-9. 2007
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  15. pmc Use of OxyContin by adolescent students
    Edward M Adlaf
    CMAJ 174:1303. 2006