R Saitz

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Primary medical care and reductions in addiction severity: a prospective cohort study
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 100:70-8. 2005
  2. pmc Physicians' attitudes toward unhealthy alcohol use and self-efficacy for screening and counseling as predictors of their counseling and primary care patients' drinking outcomes
    A Rani Elwy
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Department of Veterans Affairs, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 8:17. 2013
  3. pmc Disparities in safe sex counseling & behavior among individuals with substance dependence: a cross-sectional study
    Meredith M D'Amore
    Health care Disparities Research Program, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 2098, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Reprod Health 9:35. 2012
  4. pmc Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:28. 2011
  5. pmc Improvements in readiness to change and drinking in primary care patients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study
    Nicolas Bertholet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:101. 2009
  6. pmc A cautionary note regarding count models of alcohol consumption in randomized controlled trials
    Nicholas J Horton
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:9. 2007
  7. pmc A web-based Alcohol Clinical Training (ACT) curriculum: is in-person faculty development necessary to affect teaching?
    Daniel P Alford
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Educ 8:11. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Brief intervention for medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a randomized, controlled trial
    Richard Saitz
    Boston Medical Center and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:167-76. 2007
  9. pmc Alcohol counseling reflects higher quality of primary care
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1482-6. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Screening and brief intervention enter their 5th decade
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 91 E Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118 2644, USA
    Subst Abus 28:3-6. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Alcohol Clinical Training (ACT) Project
    Richard Saitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. LINKAGE OF ALCOHOL ABUSERS TO PRIMARY CARE
    Richard Saitz; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications89

  1. ncbi request reprint Primary medical care and reductions in addiction severity: a prospective cohort study
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 100:70-8. 2005
    ..To assess whether receipt of primary medical care can lead to improved outcomes for adults with addictions...
  2. pmc Physicians' attitudes toward unhealthy alcohol use and self-efficacy for screening and counseling as predictors of their counseling and primary care patients' drinking outcomes
    A Rani Elwy
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital, Department of Veterans Affairs, 200 Springs Road 152, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 8:17. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Disparities in safe sex counseling & behavior among individuals with substance dependence: a cross-sectional study
    Meredith M D'Amore
    Health care Disparities Research Program, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 2098, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Reprod Health 9:35. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to assess disparities in safe sex counseling and resultant behavior among a patient population at risk of negative sexual health outcomes...
  4. pmc Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:28. 2011
    ..The objective of this paper is to evaluate the association between the presence of chronic medical disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among adults with substance dependence...
  5. pmc Improvements in readiness to change and drinking in primary care patients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study
    Nicolas Bertholet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:101. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc A cautionary note regarding count models of alcohol consumption in randomized controlled trials
    Nicholas J Horton
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:9. 2007
    ..Alcohol consumption is commonly used as a primary outcome in randomized alcohol treatment studies. The distribution of alcohol consumption is highly skewed, particularly in subjects with alcohol dependence...
  7. pmc A web-based Alcohol Clinical Training (ACT) curriculum: is in-person faculty development necessary to affect teaching?
    Daniel P Alford
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Educ 8:11. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a free web-based alcohol curriculum would be used by physician educators and whether in-person faculty development would increase its use, confidence in teaching and teaching itself...
  8. ncbi request reprint Brief intervention for medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a randomized, controlled trial
    Richard Saitz
    Boston Medical Center and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Intern Med 146:167-76. 2007
    ..The efficacy of brief intervention in reducing alcohol consumption is well established for selected outpatients but not for medical inpatients...
  9. pmc Alcohol counseling reflects higher quality of primary care
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1482-6. 2008
    ..Some primary care physicians do not conduct alcohol screening because they assume their patients do not want to discuss alcohol use...
  10. ncbi request reprint Screening and brief intervention enter their 5th decade
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 91 E Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118 2644, USA
    Subst Abus 28:3-6. 2007
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Challenges applying alcohol brief intervention in diverse practice settings: populations, outcomes, and costs
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2644, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:332-8. 2006
    ..Finally, Dr. Perl discussed the salient issues and suggested future directions for work in the area of alcohol BI...
  12. ncbi request reprint Introduction: screening and brief intervention
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 91 E Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118 2644, USA
    Subst Abus 28:1-2. 2007
  13. pmc The severity of unhealthy alcohol use in hospitalized medical patients. The spectrum is narrow
    Richard Saitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:381-5. 2006
    ..Whether many medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use have nondependent use, and thus might benefit from brief intervention, is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint Treatment of alcohol and other drug dependence
    Richard Saitz
    Department of Medicine, Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Clinical Addiction, Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University and Boston Medical, Center, Boston, MA 02118 2644, USA
    Liver Transpl 13:S59-64. 2007
    ..Specific behavioral and pharmacological treatments have proven efficacy. Addressing addiction includes intervention for risky and problem use. Clinicians who are not addiction specialists can play important roles in addressing addiction...
  15. pmc Risk of mortality during four years after substance detoxification in urban adults
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 91 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Urban Health 84:272-82. 2007
    ..e., for detoxification) may help identify those at highest risk for whom interventions could be targeted...
  16. ncbi request reprint Screening and brief intervention online for college students: the ihealth study
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:28-36. 2007
    ..To test the feasibility of online alcohol screening and brief intervention (BI) by comparing (i) two approaches to inviting all students to be screened, and (ii) a minimal versus a more extensive BI...
  17. ncbi request reprint Web-based screening and brief intervention for the spectrum of alcohol problems
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Prev Med 39:969-75. 2004
    ..Many persons who drink excessively remain unidentified and do not receive interventions. Screening and intervention using the World Wide Web could make such services more accessible and therefore more widely used...
  18. pmc Discharges against medical advice: time to address the causes
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Boston Medical Center General Internal Medicine, MA 02118 2393, USA
    CMAJ 167:647-8. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint Addressing alcohol problems in primary care: a cluster randomized, controlled trial of a systems intervention. The screening and intervention in primary care (SIP) study
    Richard Saitz
    Boston University and Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 91 East Concord Street, Suite 200, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2393, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:372-82. 2003
    ..Screening and intervention for alcohol problems can reduce drinking and its consequences but are often not implemented...
  20. pmc Alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care: Absence of evidence for efficacy in people with dependence or very heavy drinking
    Richard Saitz
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston 02118, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 29:631-40. 2010
    ..This systematic review sought to determine whether evidence exists for BI efficacy among patients with alcohol dependence identified by screening in primary-care settings...
  21. doi request reprint Candidate performance measures for screening for, assessing, and treating unhealthy substance use in hospitals: advocacy or evidence-based practice?
    Richard Saitz
    Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, and Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:40-3. 2010
    ..Although quality of care for unhealthy substance use in all medical settings needs to improve, the evidence base for SBI in the hospital is too limited for the implementation of performance measures assessing this care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and medication interactions in primary care patients: common and unrecognized
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med 114:407-10. 2003
  23. pmc Professional satisfaction experienced when caring for substance-abusing patients: faculty and resident physician perspectives
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, MA 02118 2393, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:373-6. 2002
    ..12) were associated with greater satisfaction. Professional satisfaction caring for patients with substance problems is lower than that for other illnesses. Addressing physician satisfaction may improve care for patients with addictions...
  24. pmc The impact of leaving against medical advice on hospital resource utilization
    R Saitz
    Health Care Research Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:103-7. 2000
    ..To assess the effect of hospital discharge against medical advice (AMA) on the interpretation of charges and length of stay attributable to alcoholism...
  25. ncbi request reprint Alcohol abuse and dependence in Latinos living in the United States: validation of the CAGE (4M) questions
    R Saitz
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Mass 02118 2393 USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:718-24. 1999
    ..Brief alcoholism screening questionnaires have not been adequately studied in the rapidly growing Latino population living in the United States...
  26. pmc Some medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use may benefit from brief intervention
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Youth Alcohol Prevention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:426-35. 2009
    ..Studies of alcohol brief intervention for medical inpatients have mixed results. We explored potential moderators of the effectiveness of brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use among medical inpatients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice. Unhealthy alcohol use
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:596-607. 2005
  28. pmc Hepatitis C infection is associated with depressive symptoms in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems
    Howard Libman
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1804-10. 2006
    ..Neurocognitive dysfunction has been reported with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We hypothesized that HCV infection is associated with more depressive symptoms in HIV-infected persons with a history of alcohol problems...
  29. pmc Primary care quality and addiction severity: a prospective cohort study
    Theresa W Kim
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section General Internal Medicine, 91 E Concord Street, Suite 200, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:755-72. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to prospectively examine if higher PCQ is associated with lower addiction severity among patients with substance use disorders...
  30. ncbi request reprint Establishment of a multidisciplinary Health Evaluation and Linkage to Primary care (HELP) clinic in a detoxification unit
    Luann P Sweeney
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Addict Dis 23:33-45. 2004
    ..A multidisciplinary health clinic to evaluate patients during detoxification is feasible and can link patients with substance dependence to primary medical care...
  31. ncbi request reprint Slowing the revolving door: stabilization programs reduce homeless persons' substance use after detoxification
    Stefan G Kertesz
    Divisions of Preventive Medicine and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, MT608, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 24:197-207. 2003
    ..This treatment modality may slow the "revolving door" phenomenon of relapse after detoxification among homeless persons...
  32. pmc Linkage with primary medical care in a prospective cohort of adults with addictions in inpatient detoxification: room for improvement
    Richard Saitz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:587-606. 2004
    ..To identify patient characteristics and health care experiences associated with primary care linkage after alcohol or drug detoxification...
  33. pmc Barriers to treatment of hepatitis C in HIV/HCV-coinfected adults with alcohol problems
    David Nunes
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:1520-6. 2006
    ..In this study, we assessed the prevalence of barriers to interferon treatment in a population of HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with current or past alcohol problems and the extent to which they received treatment to address the barriers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Homeless chronicity and health-related quality of life trajectories among adults with addictions
    Stefan G Kertesz
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Med Care 43:574-85. 2005
    ..New federal initiatives target funds toward chronically homeless as distinct from other homeless persons. Few data exist, however, to substantiate the implications of chronic homelessness for major health outcomes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Benefits of linking primary medical care and substance abuse services: patient, provider, and societal perspectives
    J H Samet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 91 E Concord St, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:85-91. 2001
    ..Given the potential benefits of creating tangible systems in which primary care, mental health, and substance abuse services are meaningfully linked, efforts to implement, examine, and measure the real impact should be a high priority...
  36. ncbi request reprint Alcohol withdrawal: a nationwide survey of inpatient treatment practices
    R Saitz
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 10:479-87. 1995
    ..Although geographic location and director specialty were significantly associated with treatment duration, much of the variation in treatment for alcohol withdrawal remains unexplained...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association of alcohol consumption with HIV sex- and drug-risk behaviors among drug users
    V Rees
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 21:129-34. 2001
    ..Addressing alcohol problems among drug users, particularly women, may be an important opportunity to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior among this high-risk population...
  38. pmc Primary care validation of a single-question alcohol screening test
    Peter C Smith
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:783-8. 2009
    ..Unhealthy alcohol use is prevalent but under-diagnosed in primary care settings...
  39. ncbi request reprint Primary medical care and reductions in HIV risk behaviors in adults with addictions
    Carolina Takizawa
    Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    J Addict Dis 26:17-25. 2007
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk behaviors are prevalent in persons with addictions...
  40. pmc Internal medicine residency training for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use: recommendations for curriculum design
    Angela H Jackson
    Residency Training Program in Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Educ 10:22. 2010
    ..Medical educators have begun to address the need for physician training in unhealthy substance use, and formal curricula have been developed and evaluated, though broad integration into busy residency curricula remains a challenge...
  41. pmc The impact of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder on healthcare utilization among primary care patients
    Anand Kartha
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 46:388-93. 2008
    ..Trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increase healthcare utilization in veterans, but their impact on utilization in other populations is uncertain...
  42. pmc Cost-effectiveness of screening for unhealthy alcohol use with % carbohydrate deficient transferrin: results from a literature-based decision analytic computer model
    Alok Kapoor
    Hospital Medicine Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:1440-9. 2009
    ..The %carbohydrate deficient transferrin (%CDT) test offers objective evidence of unhealthy alcohol use but its cost-effectiveness in primary care conditions is unknown...
  43. pmc Impact of U.S. citizenship status on cancer screening among immigrant women
    Israel De Alba
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:290-6. 2005
    ..We evaluated the relationship between U.S. citizenship status and the receipt of Pap smears and mammograms among immigrant women in California...
  44. ncbi request reprint Injury among detoxification patients: alcohol users' greater risk
    Vaughan W Rees
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University Schools of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:212-7. 2002
    ..Little information exists about serious injury in alcohol or drug abusers who seek detoxification. This study examined injury prevalence, and the impact of alcohol use on injury, among alcohol- and drug-dependent persons...
  45. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behavior, drug use and depressive symptoms after detoxification: a 2-year prospective study
    James D Wines
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center ADARC, McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02478, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 76:S21-9. 2004
    ..Individuals with substance-related disorders are at increased risk for suicidal behavior. Identifying those at higher risk for suicide among this population is difficult and informed mainly on the basis of cross-sectional data...
  46. pmc Factors associated with discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems
    T W Kim
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 19:1039-47. 2007
    ..Recognition and treatment of depressive symptoms in this population may result in better maintenance of ART and its associated clinical benefits...
  47. ncbi request reprint Management of adults recovering from alcohol or other drug problems: relapse prevention in primary care
    P D Friedmann
    Department of Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Ill 60637, USA
    JAMA 279:1227-31. 1998
    ....
  48. doi request reprint SBIRT in emergency care settings: are we ready to take it to scale?
    Edward Bernstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 16:1072-7. 2009
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Relationship of depressive symptoms and mental health functioning to repeat detoxification
    Christopher W Shanahan
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 29:117-23. 2005
    ..These data suggest that identifying individuals with DS or worse MHF after detoxification may provide opportunities for clinical intervention to reduce recurrent residential detoxification...
  50. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and subsequent alcohol use and problems: a prospective study of medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use
    Tibor P Palfai
    Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:673-80. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether depressive symptoms assessed during hospitalization predicted alcohol use and alcohol-related problems during the subsequent year among medically ill patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint 'No-contact' interventions for unhealthy college drinking:efficacy of alternatives to person-delivered intervention approaches
    Rebecca N Zisserson
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Subst Abus 28:119-31. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to understand the duration of these effects, mechanisms of change, moderators of outcome, and how to enhance the effectiveness of these approaches...
  52. pmc Factor structure of the SOCRATES questionnaire in hospitalized medical patients
    Nicolas Bertholet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Addict Behav 34:568-72. 2009
    ..Our findings support the view that the SOCRATES is comprised of two important readiness constructs in general medical patients identified by screening...
  53. pmc Recent drug use, homelessness and increased short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems
    Alexander Y Walley
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, USA
    AIDS 22:415-20. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of recent heavy alcohol use, heroin/cocaine use, and homelessness on short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons...
  54. pmc Alcohol consumption and lipodystrophy in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems
    Debbie M Cheng
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Alcohol 43:65-71. 2009
    ..However, larger studies are needed to fully elucidate the role and impact of alcohol consumption on the development of this common long-term complication of HIV infection and its treatment...
  55. doi request reprint Relationship of age of first drink to alcohol-related consequences among college students with unhealthy alcohol use
    Emily F Rothman
    Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 29:33-41. 2008
    ....
  56. pmc Interpersonal violence exposure and alcohol treatment utilization among medical inpatients with alcohol dependence
    Emily F Rothman
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:464-70. 2008
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Associations between alcohol, heroin, and cocaine use and high risk sexual behaviors among detoxification patients
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:169-78. 2007
    ..3, 95% CI = 1.1-4.8) and selling sex (OR(adj) = 2.6, 95% CI = 1.3-5.3). Alcohol and heroin were not significantly associated with sexual activity, high risk sexual behaviors or STD in this sample...
  58. pmc Alcohol consumption patterns in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems
    Nicolas Bertholet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118 2605, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 112:160-3. 2010
    ..To understand patterns of alcohol consumption and baseline factors associated with favorable drinking patterns among HIV-infected patients...
  59. pmc Teaching internal medicine resident physicians about Alcoholics Anonymous: a pilot study of an educational intervention
    Adam J Rose
    Section of General Internal Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118 2644, USA
    Subst Abus 27:5-11. 2006
    ..Our pilot study shows that a brief, didactic and experiential course can improve physician knowledge and attitudes about AA, and holds promise for improving physician interface with this commonly used intervention...
  60. pmc Impact of health literacy on depressive symptoms and mental health-related: quality of life among adults with addiction
    Alisa Lincoln
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:818-22. 2006
    ..Health literacy has been linked to health status in a variety of chronic diseases. However, evidence for a relationship between health literacy and mental health outcomes is sparse...
  61. pmc Does readiness to change predict subsequent alcohol consumption in medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use?
    Nicolas Bertholet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States
    Addict Behav 34:636-40. 2009
    ..Although assessing readiness to change may have clinical utility, assessing the patient's planned actions may have more predictive value for future improvement in alcohol consumption...
  62. pmc Impact of hepatitis C on HIV progression in adults with alcohol problems
    Debbie M Cheng
    Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:829-36. 2007
    ..We therefore studied the association between HCV infection and markers of HIV disease progression in adults with alcohol problems...
  63. ncbi request reprint The relationship between sexual and physical abuse and substance abuse consequences
    Jane Liebschutz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 22:121-8. 2002
    ..048). For women, the association of PhySexAbuse with substance use consequences was similar across all ages (p = 0.59). Future research should develop interventions to lessen the substance abuse consequences of physical and sexual abuse...
  64. pmc PTSD in urban primary care: high prevalence and low physician recognition
    Jane Liebschutz
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, 91 East Concord St, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:719-26. 2007
    ..Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with medical and psychological morbidity. The prevalence of PTSD in urban primary care has not been well described...
  65. ncbi request reprint Linking alcohol- and drug-dependent adults to primary medical care: a randomized controlled trial of a multi-disciplinary health intervention in a detoxification unit
    Jeffrey H Samet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, The Department of Medicine, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 98:509-16. 2003
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of a novel multi-disciplinary clinic for linking patients in a residential detoxification program to primary medical care...
  66. pmc Alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression
    Jeffrey H Samet
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:194-9. 2007
    ..To assess the relation between alcohol consumption and laboratory markers of HIV disease progression...
  67. pmc Secular trends in alcohol consumption over 50 years: the Framingham Study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Med 121:695-701. 2008
    ..Population trends in patterns of alcohol use are important data for policymakers but are generally based on repeated cross-sectional surveys...
  68. doi request reprint Using personalized feedback to reduce alcohol use among hazardous drinking college students: the moderating effect of alcohol-related negative consequences
    Tibor P Palfai
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Addict Behav 36:539-42. 2011
    ..The current study sought to address these issues by examining how individual differences in alcohol consequences influence outcomes of a laboratory-based computerized intervention...
  69. ncbi request reprint Education of preventive medicine residents: alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse
    Toni Abrams Weintraub
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Development of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:101-5. 2003
    ..We determined PMR programs' alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse (ATOD) training from 1995 to 2000 and identified barriers to this education...
  70. pmc A single-question screening test for drug use in primary care
    Peter C Smith
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1155-60. 2010
    ..Drug use (illicit drug use and nonmedical use of prescription drugs) is common but underrecognized in primary care settings. We validated a single-question screening test for drug use and drug use disorders in primary care...
  71. pmc Promoting substance use education among generalist physicians: an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program
    Daniel P Alford
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:40-7. 2009
    ..Education about substance use (SU) disorders remains inadequate in medical training...
  72. pmc The association between hepatitis C infection and prevalent cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected individuals
    Matthew S Freiberg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    AIDS 21:193-7. 2007
    ..To examine the association between hepatitis C and prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD) among HIV-infected individuals...
  73. ncbi request reprint The use of the mini-mental state examination in recruitment for substance abuse research studies
    Kristofer L Smith
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 82:231-7. 2006
    ..Screening tools can identify cognitively impaired subjects. We examined the use of the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) as an entry criterion in three randomized controlled substance abuse clinical trials...
  74. ncbi request reprint Do brief measures of readiness to change predict alcohol consumption and consequences in primary care patients with unhealthy alcohol use?
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:428-35. 2007
    ..Assessing readiness to change is recommended as part of brief interventions for patients with unhealthy alcohol use. However, the utility and predictive validity of readiness measures have not been well established...
  75. ncbi request reprint Baclofen for alcohol withdrawal: not comparable to the gold standard (benzodiazepines)
    Richard Saitz
    Am J Med 120:e9; author reply e11. 2007
  76. ncbi request reprint Overdose after detoxification: a prospective study
    James D Wines
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center ADARC, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 89:161-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine predictors of non-fatal overdose (OD) among a cohort of 470 adults after detoxification from heroin, cocaine or alcohol...
  77. ncbi request reprint Persistent pain is associated with substance use after detoxification: a prospective cohort analysis
    Mary Jo Larson
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Addiction 102:752-60. 2007
    ..To test the hypothesis that persistent pain is associated with an increased odds of substance use after detoxification...
  78. pmc Awareness of hepatitis C diagnosis is associated with less alcohol use among persons co-infected with HIV
    Judith I Tsui
    General Internal Medicine Section 111A1, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:822-5. 2007
    ..We adjusted for age, sex, race, homelessness, injection drug use, depressive symptoms, and having abnormal liver tests...
  79. pmc Substance abuse treatment and receipt of liver specialty care among persons coinfected with HIV/HCV who have alcohol problems
    Anita Palepu
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:411-7. 2006
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Burden of medical illness in drug- and alcohol-dependent persons without primary care
    Israel De Alba
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, University of California Irvine, 100 Theory, Suite 110, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Am J Addict 13:33-45. 2004
    ..S. population controls. While the optimal measure of medical illness burden in this population is unclear, a variety of health measures document this medical illness burden in addicted persons...
  81. ncbi request reprint Emergency department and hospital utilization among alcohol and drug-dependent detoxification patients without primary medical care
    Mary Jo Larson
    New England Research Institutes, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:435-52. 2006
    ..Subjects with cocaine as a primary problem had lower odds of ED utilization than a reference group with alcohol as a primary problem...
  82. pmc Readiness to change in primary care patients who screened positive for alcohol misuse
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:213-20. 2006
    ..This study was designed to assess readiness to change and its relationship to alcohol misuse severity among primary care patients whose screening questionnaire was positive for alcohol misuse...
  83. ncbi request reprint Unhealthy drinking patterns in older adults: prevalence and associated characteristics
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:214-23. 2008
    ..To examine the prevalence of unhealthy drinking patterns in community-dwelling older adults and its association with sociodemographic and health characteristics...
  84. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use disorders: screening and diagnosis
    Stephen A Maisto
    Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
    Am J Addict 12:S12-25. 2003
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Addressing smoking cessation in methadone programs
    Yngvild Olsen
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2024 East Monument Street, Room 2 516, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Addict Dis 24:33-48. 2005
    ..Methadone programs should prioritize the provision of effective smoking cessation and facilitate continuity of patient-counselor relationships...
  86. ncbi request reprint Health utility ratings for a spectrum of alcohol-related health states
    Kevin L Kraemer
    Center for Research on Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Care 43:541-50. 2005
    ..Preference-based utility ratings for health conditions are important components of cost-utility analyses and population burden of disease estimates. However, utility ratings for alcohol problems have not been determined...
  87. ncbi request reprint Poor care, not poor protocols, for alcohol withdrawal
    Richard Saitz
    Mayo Clin Proc 83:725-6; author reply 728-30. 2008
  88. ncbi request reprint Need and non-need factors associated with addiction treatment utilization in a cohort of homeless and housed urban poor
    Stefan G Kertesz
    Divisions of Preventive and General Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Med Care 44:225-33. 2006
    ..Prospective assessment of factors influencing utilization could inform policy and clinical care...
  89. ncbi request reprint Mortality after release from prison
    James D Wines
    N Engl J Med 356:1785-6; author reply 1786-7. 2007

Research Grants3

  1. Alcohol Clinical Training (ACT) Project
    Richard Saitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  2. LINKAGE OF ALCOHOL ABUSERS TO PRIMARY CARE
    Richard Saitz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If the AHEAD approach improves outcomes as hypothesized, the study results will support the use of a novel health services delivery strategy to better care for patients with alcoholism. ..