Meldon Kahan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Opioids for managing chronic non-malignant pain: safe and effective prescribing
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medical Service, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:1091-6. 2006
  2. pmc Short-term outcomes in patients attending a primary care-based addiction shared care program
    Meldon Kahan
    St Joseph s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5
    Can Fam Physician 55:1108-1109.e5. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Is there a need for heroin substitution treatment in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside?
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medicine Service, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 102:84-6. 2011
  4. pmc Buprenorphine: new treatment of opioid addiction in primary care
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 57:281-9. 2011
  5. pmc Canadian guideline for safe and effective use of opioids for chronic noncancer pain: clinical summary for family physicians. Part 1: general population
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 57:1257-66, e407-18. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Family medicine residents' beliefs, attitudes and performance with problem drinkers: a survey and simulated patient study
    Meldon Kahan
    St Joseph s Health Centre, Department of Family Medicine, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Subst Abus 25:43-51. 2004
  7. pmc Canadian guideline for safe and effective use of opioids for chronic noncancer pain: clinical summary for family physicians. Part 2: special populations
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 57:1269-76, e419-28. 2011
  8. pmc Pharmacists' experiences with dispensing opioids: provincial survey
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medicine Services Clinic, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Fam Physician 57:e448-54. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Medical students' knowledge about alcohol and drug problems: results of the medical council of Canada examination
    Meldon Kahan
    Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Subst Abus 27:1-7. 2006
  10. pmc Misuse of and dependence on opioids: study of chronic pain patients
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medical Service, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:1081-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. pmc Opioids for managing chronic non-malignant pain: safe and effective prescribing
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medical Service, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:1091-6. 2006
    ..To review the evidence on safe and effective prescribing of opioids for chronic non-malignant pain...
  2. pmc Short-term outcomes in patients attending a primary care-based addiction shared care program
    Meldon Kahan
    St Joseph s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5
    Can Fam Physician 55:1108-1109.e5. 2009
    ..To evaluate patient outcomes in an addiction shared care program that is managed by family physicians working in a primary care setting...
  3. ncbi request reprint Is there a need for heroin substitution treatment in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside?
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medicine Service, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 102:84-6. 2011
    ..These proven strategies, currently lacking in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, should be implemented before diverting already insufficient resources to HST, given its risks, cost and uncertain efficacy...
  4. pmc Buprenorphine: new treatment of opioid addiction in primary care
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 57:281-9. 2011
    ..To review the use of buprenorphine for opioid-addicted patients in primary care...
  5. pmc Canadian guideline for safe and effective use of opioids for chronic noncancer pain: clinical summary for family physicians. Part 1: general population
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 57:1257-66, e407-18. 2011
    ..To provide family physicians with a practical clinical summary of the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, developed by the National Opioid Use Guideline Group...
  6. ncbi request reprint Family medicine residents' beliefs, attitudes and performance with problem drinkers: a survey and simulated patient study
    Meldon Kahan
    St Joseph s Health Centre, Department of Family Medicine, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Subst Abus 25:43-51. 2004
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  7. pmc Canadian guideline for safe and effective use of opioids for chronic noncancer pain: clinical summary for family physicians. Part 2: special populations
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 57:1269-76, e419-28. 2011
    ..To provide family physicians with a practical clinical summary of opioid prescribing for specific populations based on recommendations from the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain...
  8. pmc Pharmacists' experiences with dispensing opioids: provincial survey
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medicine Services Clinic, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Fam Physician 57:e448-54. 2011
    ..To explore pharmacists' beliefs, practices, and experiences regarding opioid dispensing...
  9. ncbi request reprint Medical students' knowledge about alcohol and drug problems: results of the medical council of Canada examination
    Meldon Kahan
    Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Subst Abus 27:1-7. 2006
    ..To determine knowledge of a national sample of medical students about substance withdrawal, screening and early intervention, medical and psychiatric complications of addiction, and treatment options...
  10. pmc Misuse of and dependence on opioids: study of chronic pain patients
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medical Service, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:1081-7. 2006
    ..To review the evidence on identifying and managing misuse of and dependence on opioids among primary care patients with chronic pain...
  11. ncbi request reprint Physician behavior towards male and female problem drinkers: a controlled study using simulated patients
    Lynn Wilson
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Addict Dis 21:87-99. 2002
    ..Evidence suggests that physicians are less likely to identify alcohol problems in females than in males...
  12. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial on the effects of a skills-based workshop on medical students' management of problem drinking and alcohol dependence
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Abus 24:5-16. 2003
    ..Repeated reinforcement of clinical skills may be required for a long-term impact on clinical behavior...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of a distance learning program on physicians' opioid- and benzodiazepine-prescribing skills
    Deana Midmer
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 26:294-301. 2006
    ..Opioid misuse is common among patients with chronic nonmalignant pain. There is a pressing need for physicians to increase their confidence and competence in managing these patients...
  14. doi request reprint Participant perception of an integrated program for substance abuse in pregnancy
    Lisa Lefebvre
    Departments of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 39:46-52. 2010
    ..To assess participant perception of an integrated model of care for substance abuse in pregnancy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Methadone induction doses: are our current practices safe?
    Anita Srivastava
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, ON, M5S 2S1, Canada
    J Addict Dis 25:5-13. 2006
    ..To review the literature on methadone deaths and propose evidence-based dosing guidelines...
  16. doi request reprint Efficacy of a physicians' pocket guide about prenatal substance use: a randomized trial
    Deana Midmer
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Abus 32:175-9. 2011
    ..005). It is concluded that the pocket guide is a practical source of clinical information at point of care, particularly for "orphan" subjects such as substance use in pregnancy...
  17. pmc Integrated care for pregnant women on methadone maintenance treatment: Canadian primary care cohort study
    Alice Ordean
    Department of Family Medicine, St Joseph s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5
    Can Fam Physician 59:e462-9. 2013
    ..To describe the characteristics of a national cohort of pregnant women on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and to provide treatment outcome data for integrated care programs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Opioid use and abuse: is there a problem?
    Angela Mailis Gagnon
    Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Clin J Pain 23:661-2. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of methadone maintenance treatment on alcohol consumption: a systematic review
    Anita Srivastava
    Center for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:215-23. 2008
    ..This review found that alcohol use, although often problematic in methadone-using patients, likely does not change upon entering MMT. We recommend routine screening and treatment for problematic alcohol use in patients on MMT...
  20. pmc Comprehensive treatment program for pregnant substance users in a family medicine clinic
    Alice Ordean
    Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Fam Physician 57:e430-5. 2011
    ..Substance use during pregnancy is a substantial public health problem and a risk factor for poor neonatal outcomes. Prenatal care is often provided in high-risk pregnancy units, separate from addiction treatment...
  21. pmc Effect of a course-based intervention and effect of medical regulation on physicians' opioid prescribing
    Meldon Kahan
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto U of T, Ontario, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 59:e231-9. 2013
    ..To examine the effects of an intensive 2-day course on physicians' prescribing of opioids...
  22. pmc Educating physicians to reduce benzodiazepine use by elderly patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Nicholas J G Pimlott
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON
    CMAJ 168:835-9. 2003
    ..Recent studies suggest that individualized feedback and education to physicians may improve drug prescribing. In this study, we evaluated an intervention to address the inappropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines for elderly patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Medical students' experiences with addicted patients: a web-based survey
    Deana Midmer
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 12 Weatherell St, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Subst Abus 29:25-32. 2008
    ..Conclusion: Medical students are not being trained to diagnose addiction or provide advice and counseling. Medical schools need to provide students with positive clinical experiences supervised by physicians experienced in addictions...
  24. pmc Buprenorphine: a potential new treatment option for opioid dependence
    Anita Srivastava
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 174:1835. 2006
  25. doi request reprint Feasibility and reliability of the SHOT: A short scale for measuring pretreatment severity of alcohol withdrawal in the emergency department
    Sara Gray
    Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 17:1048-54. 2010
    ..The current standard scale, the Clinical Institute of Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA), takes a mean (±SD) of 5 minutes to complete, requiring 30 minutes of nursing time per patient when multiple measures are required...
  26. pmc Is there a role for marijuana in medical practice? No
    Meldon Kahan
    Addiction Medical Service, St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, Ont
    Can Fam Physician 53:22-5. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Running on empty: an educational workshop
    Deana Midmer
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    BMJ 326:S111. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint SARS: coping with the impact at a community hospital
    George S Tolomiczenko
    University of Toronto, and St Joseph s Health Centre, 30 The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario M6R 1B5, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 50:101-10. 2005
    ..This paper presents the findings of a staff survey conducted at a 350-bed acute care facility located on the periphery of Toronto, Canada...
  29. pmc Why we object to NAOMI. Heroin maintenance in Canada
    Meldon Kahan
    Can Fam Physician 52:705-6, 709-11. 2006
  30. pmc Is there a role for marijuana in medical practice?
    Mark A Ware
    McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 52:1531-3, 1535-7. 2006