ALAIN LITWIN

Summary

Affiliation: Montefiore Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Integrating services for injection drug users infected with hepatitis C virus with methadone maintenance treatment: challenges and opportunities
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10455, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:S339-45. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Primary care-based interventions are associated with increases in hepatitis C virus testing for patients at risk
    Alain H Litwin
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Dig Liver Dis 44:497-503. 2012
  3. pmc Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of directly observed hepatitis C treatment delivered in methadone clinics
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:315. 2011
  4. pmc Successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon in combination with ribavirin in a methadone maintenance treatment program
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:32-40. 2009
  5. pmc Hepatitis C management by addiction medicine physicians: results from a national survey
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 33:99-105. 2007
  6. pmc Directly observed antiretroviral therapy improves adherence and viral load in drug users attending methadone maintenance clinics: a randomized controlled trial
    Karina M Berg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 113:192-9. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of pegylated interferon alfa-2b on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of methadone: a prospective, nonrandomized, crossover study in patients coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV receiving methadone maintenance treatment
    Steven I Berk
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
    Clin Ther 29:131-8. 2007
  8. pmc Low rates of hepatitis A and B vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C at an urban methadone maintenance program
    Uriel R Felsen
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Addict Dis 29:461-5. 2010
  9. pmc Strategies to improve access to and utilization of health care services and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected drug users
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:218-32. 2011
  10. pmc Validity of a self-reported history of a positive tuberculin skin test. A prospective study of drug users
    Hillary V Kunins
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1039-44. 2004

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Integrating services for injection drug users infected with hepatitis C virus with methadone maintenance treatment: challenges and opportunities
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10455, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:S339-45. 2005
    ..Two cases illustrate the successful application of this model to patients with HCV infection complicated by active substance abuse and psychiatric comorbidity...
  2. doi request reprint Primary care-based interventions are associated with increases in hepatitis C virus testing for patients at risk
    Alain H Litwin
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Dig Liver Dis 44:497-503. 2012
    ..S. Effective treatment is available, but approximately 50% of patients are not aware that they are infected. Optimal testing strategies have not been described...
  3. pmc Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of directly observed hepatitis C treatment delivered in methadone clinics
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:315. 2011
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  4. pmc Successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon in combination with ribavirin in a methadone maintenance treatment program
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 37:32-40. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Hepatitis C management by addiction medicine physicians: results from a national survey
    Alain H Litwin
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 33:99-105. 2007
    ..A significant minority of physicians were either providing HCV antiviral treatment or willing to provide HCV antiviral treatment...
  6. pmc Directly observed antiretroviral therapy improves adherence and viral load in drug users attending methadone maintenance clinics: a randomized controlled trial
    Karina M Berg
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 113:192-9. 2011
    ..To determine if directly observed antiretroviral therapy (DOT) is more efficacious than self-administered therapy for improving adherence and reducing HIV viral load (VL) among methadone-maintained opioid users...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of pegylated interferon alfa-2b on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of methadone: a prospective, nonrandomized, crossover study in patients coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV receiving methadone maintenance treatment
    Steven I Berk
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
    Clin Ther 29:131-8. 2007
    ..However, pegIFN has been associated with adverse effects (AEs) that may simulate opioid withdrawal and be confused with insufficient methadone dosage...
  8. pmc Low rates of hepatitis A and B vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C at an urban methadone maintenance program
    Uriel R Felsen
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Addict Dis 29:461-5. 2010
    ..Despite high rates of testing for HAV, HBV, and HCV at a methadone maintenance program, approximately half of those with chronic HCV eligible for the HAV vaccine received it, and few of those eligible for HBV vaccine received it...
  9. pmc Strategies to improve access to and utilization of health care services and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected drug users
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:218-32. 2011
    ..Further refinement and expansion of strategies to improve outcomes of HIV-infected drug users is warranted...
  10. pmc Validity of a self-reported history of a positive tuberculin skin test. A prospective study of drug users
    Hillary V Kunins
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 19:1039-44. 2004
    ..To define the prevalence of and factors associated with having a negative purified protein derivative (PPD) among persons who self-report a prior positive PPD and to define the safety of repeat testing in such persons...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of barriers to hepatitis C virus treatment in recovering heroin users maintained on methadone
    Diana L Sylvestre
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 29:159-65. 2005
    ..09 and p = .18, respectively.) We conclude that injection drug users can be safely and effectively treated for HCV despite multiple barriers to treatment when they are treated in a setting that can address their special needs...
  12. ncbi request reprint False reduction in serum methadone concentrations by BD Vacutainer serum separator tubes (SSTTM)
    Steven I Berk
    Clin Chem 52:1972-4. 2006

Research Grants2

  1. Addiction Medicine Physicians and Care for Hepatitis C
    ALAIN LITWIN; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Data from this study will have relevance to both drug abuse treatment policy and clinical practice. ..