- Review and meta-analysis of the association between self-reported sharing of needles/syringes and hepatitis C virus prevalence and incidence among people who inject drugs in EuropeNorah E Palmateer
Health Protection Scotland, Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 6QE, United Kingdom
Int J Drug Policy 24:85-100. 2013..This review aims to summarise, and explore factors that may explain the variation in, the measure of association between self-reported sharing of N/S and HCV prevalence/incidence among people who inject drugs (PWID)...
- Infections with spore-forming bacteria in persons who inject drugs, 2000-2009Norah E Palmateer
Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland
Emerg Infect Dis 19:29-34. 2013..PWID should be advised about treatment programs, injecting hygiene, risks, and vaccinations...
- Anthrax infection among heroin users in Scotland during 2009-2010: a case-control study by linkage to a national drug treatment databaseNorah E Palmateer
Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Clin Infect Dis 55:706-10. 2012..Factors associated with an increased risk of infection included longer injecting history, receiving opioid substitution therapy, and alcohol consumption. Smoking heroin was associated with lower risk of infection...
- The provision of non-needle/syringe drug injecting paraphernalia in the primary prevention of HCV among IDU: a systematic reviewMichelle Gillies
Department of Public Health Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow, G128QR UK
BMC Public Health 10:721. 2010..We aimed to determine whether the provision of sterile non-N/S injecting paraphernalia reduces injecting risk behaviours or HCV transmission among IDU...
- Evidence for the effectiveness of sterile injecting equipment provision in preventing hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus transmission among injecting drug users: a review of reviewsNorah Palmateer
Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Addiction 105:844-59. 2010..The interventions assessed were needle and syringe programmes (NSP), alternative modes of needle/syringe provision (pharmacies, vending machines and outreach) and the provision of injecting equipment other than needles/syringes...
- Exploring associations between perceived HCV status and injecting risk behaviors among recent initiates to injecting drug use in GlasgowNorah Palmateer
Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow, Scotland
Subst Use Misuse 43:375-88. 2008..Due to the cross-sectional design of the study, it is uncertain whether this reduction in risk behavior could be attributed to perception of HCV status. Further research is recommended to consolidate the evidence for this relationship...
- Are needle and syringe programmes associated with a reduction in HIV transmission among people who inject drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysisEsther J Aspinall
School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia and Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Int J Epidemiol 43:235-48. 2014..We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between NSP and HIV transmission...
- The association between alcohol use and hepatitis C status among injecting drug users in GlasgowMaureen C O'Leary
Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN, UK
Drug Alcohol Depend 123:180-9. 2012....
- Risk of Hepatitis C virus re-infection following spontaneous viral clearance in injecting drug users: a systematic reviewStephen Corson
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1HX, UK
Int J Drug Policy 22:102-8. 2011....