Adam J Gordon
- Guideline chaos: conflicting recommendations for preoperative cardiac assessmentAdam J Gordon
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Section of General Medicine, 11th Floor 130 U, UniversityDrive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
Am J Cardiol 91:1299-303. 2003..Results have implications for implementation, management, and practitioner adherence to published guidelines...
- Comparison of consumption effects of brief interventions for hazardous drinking elderlyAdam J Gordon
Section of General Internal Medicine, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
Subst Use Misuse 38:1017-35. 2003..This study suggests that hazardous alcohol consumption in the elderly is common and that BIs reduce alcohol consumption in the elderly similar to younger populations...
- Identification and treatment of alcohol use disorders in the perioperative periodAdam J Gordon
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
Postgrad Med 119:46-55. 2006..This article defines the alcohol problems encountered, describes preoperative screening tests and treatments, and discusses postoperative assessment and management of complications such as alcohol withdrawal syndrome...
- Comorbidity between psychiatric and general medical disorders in homeless veteransGerald Goldstein
VISN 4 MIRECC, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive 151R, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Psychiatr Q 80:199-212. 2009..Mental and general medical health problems in homeless veterans often occur in association with each other and form identifiable patterns that vary on sociodemographic factors...
- Teaching the teachers: faculty preparedness and evaluation of a retreat in screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatmentJulie W Childers
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Subst Abus 33:272-7. 2012..Ongoing faculty and organizational development efforts may help close these gaps...
- The impact of buprenorphine on treatment of opioid dependence in a Medicaid population: recent service utilization trends in the use of buprenorphine and methadoneBradley D Stein
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 123:72-8. 2012....
- Associations between alcohol use and homelessness with healthcare utilization among human immunodeficiency virus-infected veteransAdam J Gordon
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
Med Care 44:S37-43. 2006..Alcohol use is a frequent root cause of homelessness, and both homelessness and alcohol use influence the quality and quantity of interactions with health care providers...
- Outcomes of DATA 2000 certification trainings for the provision of buprenorphine treatment in the Veterans Health AdministrationAdam J Gordon
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
Am J Addict 17:459-62. 2008..We conclude that providing credentialing courses, while popular, did not markedly promote the prescription of buprenorphine...
- Factor structure and risk factors for the health status of homeless veteransGerald Goldstein
Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Psychiatr Q 81:311-23. 2010..Scoring high or low on a particular factor is associated with numerous historical and sociodemographic considerations, notably age, ethnicity, and employment status...
- Hospitalized patients' acceptability of nurse-delivered screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatmentLauren M Broyles
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:725-31. 2012..The purpose of this study was to assess patient acceptability for and comfort with nurse-delivered SBIRT care among hospitalized patients and to identify factors associated with SBIRT acceptability...
- Intoxication before intercourse and risky sexual behavior in male veterans with and without human immunodeficiency virus infectionRobert L Cook
Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Med Care 44:S31-6. 2006....
- Facilitators and barriers in implementing buprenorphine in the Veterans Health AdministrationAdam J Gordon
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, and Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Psychol Addict Behav 25:215-24. 2011..We conclude that factors that enable or impede buprenorphine-OAT vary by facility. Strategies and policies to encourage implementation of buprenorphine should be adaptable and target needs of each facility...
- Pennsylvania SBIRT Medical and Residency Training: developing, implementing, and evaluating an evidenced-based programJanice L Pringle
Peru, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Subst Abus 33:292-7. 2012..This brief report describes the design of the SMaRT program curriculum, implementation across settings and programs, and its evaluation methods...
- Provider, patient, and family perspectives of adolescent alcohol use and treatment in rural settingsAdam J Gordon
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
J Rural Health 27:81-90. 2011....
- Implementation of buprenorphine in the Veterans Health Administration: results of the first 3 yearsAdam J Gordon
VISN 4 Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Mailcode 151 C, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, United States
Drug Alcohol Depend 90:292-6. 2007....
- How harmful is hazardous alcohol use and abuse in HIV infection: do health care providers know who is at risk?Joseph Conigliaro
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:521-5. 2003..Health care providers should routinely screen and counsel patients regarding alcohol problems as part of standard of care to minimize disease progression and bone marrow and hepatic toxicity...
- The Allegheny initiative for mental health integration for the homeless: integrating heterogeneous health services for homeless personsAdam J Gordon
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center of Co Morbidity VISN 4, The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
Am J Public Health 97:401-5. 2007..For a modest investment, AIM-HIGH demonstrated that integration of medical and behavioral health services for homeless persons can occur in a large urban environment...
- Treating addiction with tunes: a systematic review of music therapy for the treatment of patients with addictionsKara L Mays
VISN 4 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Subst Abus 29:51-9. 2008..Music therapy sessions reported were additive, not independent, treatment modalities. In the literature, no consensus exists regarding of the efficacy of music therapy as treatment for patients with addictions...
- A Taxonomy of medical comorbidity for veterans who are homelessGerald Goldstein
Mental Illness and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:991-1005. 2008..Medical health problems are common and heterogeneous in homeless individuals. Classifications of these problems may be useful in planning treatment and predicting outcome...
- Update in addiction medicine for the generalistAdam J Gordon
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:1190-4. 2007
- Predictive Utility of Brief Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) for human immunodeficiency virus antiretroviral medication nonadherenceLauren Matukaitis Broyles
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Subst Abus 32:252-61. 2011..The AUDIT-C shows potential as an indirect screening tool for both at-risk drinking and ART nonadherence, underscoring the relationship between alcohol and chronic disease management...
- Screening and brief intervention for underage drinkersDuncan B Clark
Division of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 85:380-91. 2010..Nevertheless, advances in clinical methods and progress on reimbursement policies have made screening and brief intervention for underage drinking more feasible in general health care practice...
- Cost-effectiveness of alternative approaches for motivating activity in sedentary adults: results of Project STRIDEMary Ann Sevick
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Prev Med 45:54-61. 2007..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of non-face-to-face interventions for increasing physical activity in sedentary adults. The study took place in Providence, Rhode Island between the years 2000 and 2004...
- An experimental study of the agreement of self-administration and telephone administration of the Timeline Followback interviewStephen A Maisto
Department of Psychology, Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, New York 13244, USA
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:468-71. 2008..The purpose of this study was to determine if the TLFB could be used effectively by self-administration compared with the more costly telephone interview in a large, multisite observational study of HIV-positive and HIV-negative adults...
- Role of alcohol in determining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-relevant outcomes: A conceptual model to guide the implementation of evidence-based interventions into practiceJoseph Conigliaro
Program for Quality, Safety and Patient Rights, Department of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536, USA
Med Care 44:S1-6. 2006
- Violent criminal behavior and perspectives on treatment of criminality in opiate treatmentDarren M Mays
Emory University, Atlanta GA, USA
Subst Abus 26:33-42. 2005..CONCLUSIONS: Prior violent criminal behavior is common among participants of a VA-OSTP. Many individuals with criminal histories seek treatment for criminality within VA-OSTP...
- The debt repayment paradox for VA clinical investigatorsBevanne Bean-Mayberry
JAMA 291:2316; author reply 2316. 2004
- Decreased alcohol consumption in outpatient drinkers is associated with improved quality of life and fewer alcohol-related consequencesKevin L Kraemer
Center for Research on Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Gen Intern Med 17:382-6. 2002..037) scores and had fewer alcohol-related consequences (P <.001) when compared to those with a <30% decrease. These findings suggest another benefit of alcohol screening and intervention in the primary care setting...