Alexander Y Walley
Affiliation: Boston University
- 2012 Update in addiction medicine for the generalistDarius A Rastegar
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Addict Sci Clin Pract 8:6. 2013..We present articles pertaining to medical comorbidities and complications, prescription drug misuse among patients with chronic pain, screening and brief interventions (SBIs), and pharmacotherapy for addiction...
- Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysisAlexander Y Walley
Clinical Addiction Research Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
BMJ 346:f174. 2013..To evaluate the impact of state supported overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution (OEND) programs on rates of opioid related death from overdose and acute care utilization in Massachusetts...
- Opioid overdose prevention with intranasal naloxone among people who take methadoneAlexander Y Walley
Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Addiction Research Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 44:241-7. 2013..OEND programs are public health interventions that address overdose risk among people who take methadone and their social networks. OEND programs can be implemented in MMTPs, detoxification programs, and HIV prevention programs...
- Acute care hospital utilization among medical inpatients discharged with a substance use disorder diagnosisAlexander Y Walley
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, 801 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Addict Med 6:50-6. 2012..This study determined whether having a substance use disorder diagnosis was associated with subsequent acute care hospital utilization...
- Methadone dose, take home status, and hospital admission among methadone maintenance patientsAlexander Y Walley
Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Addict Med 6:186-90. 2012..We studied whether take-home dosing and adequate doses (ie, ≥80 mg) were associated with decreased hospital admission among patients in an MMT...
- Are opioid dependence and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) documented in the medical record? A patient safety issueAlexander Y Walley
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:1007-11. 2009..Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is typically provided separately from medical care. Hence, coordination of medical care and substance use treatment is important to preserve patient safety...
- The patients in recovery (PIR) perspective: teaching physicians about methamphetamineAlexander Y Walley
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02218, USA
Subst Abus 29:61-4. 2008..Workshops that include small group discussions between physicians and PIR are an innovative, practical, and acceptable method to teach physicians about their role in helping patients with substance dependence...
- Office-based management of opioid dependence with buprenorphine: clinical practices and barriersAlexander Y Walley
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 23:1393-8. 2008..Buprenorphine is a safe, effective and underutilized treatment for opioid dependence that requires special credentialing, known as a waiver, to prescribe in the United States...
- Recent drug use, homelessness and increased short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problemsAlexander 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...
- Implications of cannabis use and heavy alcohol use on HIV drug risk behaviors in Russian heroin usersAlexander Y Walley
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, 91 E Concord St, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
AIDS Behav 12:662-9. 2008..1 points). Because of the central role of risky drug behaviors in the Russian HIV epidemic, it is important to understand how the use of multiple substances, including cannabis and alcohol, impacts risky drug behaviors...
- Nondisclosure of HIV infection to sex partners and alcohol's role: a Russian experienceKarsten Lunze
Boston Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University, 801 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
AIDS Behav 17:390-8. 2013..Nondisclosure of HIV status to sex partners is common among HIV-infected Russians, however alcohol does not appear to be a predictor of recent disclosure...
- Saved by the nose: bystander-administered intranasal naloxone hydrochloride for opioid overdoseMaya Doe-Simkins
Boston Public Health Commission AHOPE Needle Exchange program, Boston, MA, USA
Am J Public Health 99:788-91. 2009..Problems with intranasal naloxone were uncommon. Overdose prevention education with distribution of intranasal naloxone is a feasible public health intervention to address opioid overdose...
- The associations of binge alcohol use with HIV/STI risk and diagnosis among heterosexual African American menAnita Raj
Social Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 101:101-6. 2009....
- Incidence and predictors of acute kidney injury in an urban cohort of subjects with HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfectionShikha Garg
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:135-41. 2011..These findings highlight the importance of preventing and treating cirrhosis, controlling HIV coinfection, and reducing cocaine use in HIV/HCV coinfected persons...
- Knowledge of and interest in hepatitis C treatment at a methadone clinicAlexander Y Walley
Adult Medicine, Dimock Community Health Center, Boston, MA 02119, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 28:181-7. 2005..Our findings suggest that methadone programs can play an important role in increasing access to HCV treatment through educating patients about treatment options...