Zainab Samaan

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Migraine in recurrent depression: case-control study
    Zainab Samaan
    McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Mood Disorders Program, Centre for Mountain Health Services, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3K7, Canada
    Br J Psychiatry 194:350-4. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Pain and Opioid Addiction: A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Pain Measurement in Patients with Opioid Dependence on Methadone Maintenance Treatment
    B B Dennis
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, L8S 4L8, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Drug Abuse Rev 9:49-60. 2016
  3. pmc Sex differences in outcomes of methadone maintenance treatment for opioid addiction: a systematic review protocol
    Monica Bawor
    Population Genomics Program, Chanchlani Research Centre, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 3:45. 2014
  4. pmc The association of attempted suicide with genetic variants in the SLC6A4 and TPH genes depends on the definition of suicidal behavior: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    R C Clayden
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e166. 2012
  5. pmc Smoking cessation intervention in a cardiovascular hospital based clinical setting
    Zainab Samaan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4L8 Population Genomics Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1 Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1 Mood Disorders Program, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3K7
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2012:970108. 2012
  6. pmc Diagnosing migraine in research and clinical settings: the validation of the Structured Migraine Interview (SMI)
    Zainab Samaan
    Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Neurol 10:7. 2010
  7. pmc A postmenopausal woman presenting with Ekbom syndrome associated with recurrent depressive disorder: a case report
    Courtney Mahler
    McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Cases J 1:54. 2008
  8. pmc Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene variant (MTHFR C677T) and migraine: a case control study and meta-analysis
    Zainab Samaan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Neurol 11:66. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in depression in adults: a systematic review
    Guowei Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics G L, L M, S Z, J C, L T, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences Z S, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine A P, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8 Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology M F, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90040 060, Brazil and St Joseph s Hospital J D A, J C, L T, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:757-67. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Opioid substitution and antagonist therapy trials exclude the common addiction patient: a systematic review and analysis of eligibility criteria
    Brittany B Dennis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Trials 16:475. 2015

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Migraine in recurrent depression: case-control study
    Zainab Samaan
    McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Mood Disorders Program, Centre for Mountain Health Services, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3K7, Canada
    Br J Psychiatry 194:350-4. 2009
    ..An association between depression and headache is well established, but the specificity to migraine is unclear...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pain and Opioid Addiction: A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Pain Measurement in Patients with Opioid Dependence on Methadone Maintenance Treatment
    B B Dennis
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, L8S 4L8, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Drug Abuse Rev 9:49-60. 2016
    ..We also aim to examine sources of variation across the literature with a specific focus on the measurement of pain...
  3. pmc Sex differences in outcomes of methadone maintenance treatment for opioid addiction: a systematic review protocol
    Monica Bawor
    Population Genomics Program, Chanchlani Research Centre, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 3:45. 2014
    ..Therefore, we present a protocol for a systematic review which aims to provide a summary of existing literature on sex differences in outcomes of methadone treatment for opioid addiction...
  4. pmc The association of attempted suicide with genetic variants in the SLC6A4 and TPH genes depends on the definition of suicidal behavior: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    R C Clayden
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e166. 2012
    ..Consequently, we have identified an important source of phenotypic heterogeneity that provides a rationale for the current lack of a common genetic variant associated with suicidal behavior...
  5. pmc Smoking cessation intervention in a cardiovascular hospital based clinical setting
    Zainab Samaan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4L8 Population Genomics Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1 Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1 Mood Disorders Program, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3K7
    Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol 2012:970108. 2012
    ..Conclusions. A hospital-based smoking cessation clinic is a beneficial intervention to bring about smoking reduction in approximately half of the patients...
  6. pmc Diagnosing migraine in research and clinical settings: the validation of the Structured Migraine Interview (SMI)
    Zainab Samaan
    Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Neurol 10:7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to design a short and practical screening tool to identify migraine for clinical and research purposes...
  7. pmc A postmenopausal woman presenting with Ekbom syndrome associated with recurrent depressive disorder: a case report
    Courtney Mahler
    McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Cases J 1:54. 2008
    ..abstract:..
  8. pmc Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene variant (MTHFR C677T) and migraine: a case control study and meta-analysis
    Zainab Samaan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Neurol 11:66. 2011
    ..We aim to investigate the effect of this variant on propensity for migraine and to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies of MTHFR and migraine to date...
  9. doi request reprint Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in depression in adults: a systematic review
    Guowei Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics G L, L M, S Z, J C, L T, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences Z S, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine A P, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L8 Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology M F, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90040 060, Brazil and St Joseph s Hospital J D A, J C, L T, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 4A6
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:757-67. 2014
    ..Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the efficacy of vitamin D (Vit D) in depression provided inconsistent results...
  10. doi request reprint Opioid substitution and antagonist therapy trials exclude the common addiction patient: a systematic review and analysis of eligibility criteria
    Brittany B Dennis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Trials 16:475. 2015
    ..We aimed to identify OSAT trials' eligibility criteria, quantify the percentage of the clinical population excluded by these criteria, and determine how OSAT guidelines incorporate evidence from these trials...
  11. doi request reprint Contribution of BDNF and DRD2 genetic polymorphisms to continued opioid use in patients receiving methadone treatment for opioid use disorder: an observational study
    Monica Bawor
    MiNDS Neuroscience Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Addict Sci Clin Pract 10:19. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) polymorphisms on continued opioid use among patients on methadone treatment for opioid use disorder...
  12. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of the Brief Pain Inventory in Patients with Opioid Addiction Receiving Methadone Maintenance Treatment
    Brittany B Dennis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Population Genomic Program, Chanchalani Research Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Pain Physician 19:E181-95. 2016
    ..However, there exists conflicting evidence that supports and refutes this claim. These discrepancies may stem from the large variability in pain measurement reported across studies...
  13. doi request reprint Testosterone suppression in opioid users: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Monica Bawor
    MiNDS Neuroscience Graduate Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada Population Genomics Program, Chanchlani Research Centre, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 149:1-9. 2015
    ..We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the extent that opioids affect testosterone levels in both men and women, which may be relevant to improved treatment outcomes for opioid dependence and for pain management...
  14. pmc The impact of chronic pain on opioid addiction treatment: a systematic review protocol
    Brittany B Dennis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 4:49. 2015
    ....
  15. pmc Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in depression in adults: a systematic review protocol
    Guowei Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:64. 2013
    ....
  16. pmc The effectiveness of opioid substitution treatments for patients with opioid dependence: a systematic review and multiple treatment comparison protocol
    Brittany Burns Dennis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Syst Rev 3:105. 2014
    ..Available treatments include methadone, heroin, buprenorphine, as well as naltrexone. This systematic review aims to assess and compare the effect of all available opioid substitution therapies on the treatment of opioid dependence...
  17. pmc A tutorial on sensitivity analyses in clinical trials: the what, why, when and how
    Lehana Thabane
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:92. 2013
    ..The current paper is the second in a series of tutorial-type manuscripts intended to discuss and clarify aspects related to key methodological issues in the design and analysis of clinical trials...
  18. doi request reprint Association between BDNF levels and suicidal behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rebecca B Eisen
    MiNDS Neuroscience Graduate Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 4:187. 2015
    ..The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate and summarize the literature examining the relationship between BDNF levels and suicidal behaviour...
  19. doi request reprint Association between BDNF levels and suicidal behaviour: a systematic review protocol
    Rebecca Eisen
    MiNDS Neuroscience Graduate Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 4:56. 2015
    ..The aim of this study is to review the literature examining the relationship between levels of BDNF and suicidal behaviour...
  20. doi request reprint Association between body mass index and suicidal behaviors: a systematic review protocol
    Stefan Perera
    Health Research Methodology Graduate Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, Canada
    Syst Rev 4:52. 2015
    ..The secondary objective is to explore whether sex, age, and the method used in suicide modify the relationship between BMI and suicidal behavior...
  21. pmc Impact of ABCB1 and CYP2B6 genetic polymorphisms on methadone metabolism, dose and treatment response in patients with opioid addiction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Brittany B Dennis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Population Genomics Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e86114. 2014
    ..Genetic variability may influence methadone metabolism, dose requirements, and risk of relapse...
  22. pmc Methadone induces testosterone suppression in patients with opioid addiction
    Monica Bawor
    1 MiNDS Neuroscience Graduate Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON 2 Population Genomics Program, Chanchlani Research Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Sci Rep 4:6189. 2014
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Obesity genes and risk of major depressive disorder in a multiethnic population: a cross-sectional study
    Zainab Samaan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Psychiatry 76:e1611-8. 2015
    ..This finding raises the question as to whether other obesity-associated genetic variants are also associated with depression...
  24. pmc A systematic scoping review of adherence to reporting guidelines in health care literature
    Zainab Samaan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Population Genomics Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Multidiscip Healthc 6:169-88. 2013
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and depression in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rebecca E S Anglin
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, St Joseph s Hospital, 50 Charlton Avenue E, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Psychiatry 202:100-7. 2013
    ..There is conflicting evidence about the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and depression, and a systematic assessment of the literature has not been available...