Joanna L Starrels
Affiliation: Montefiore Medical Center
- They don't know what they don't know: internal medicine residents' knowledge and confidence in urine drug test interpretation for patients with chronic painJoanna L Starrels
General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 E 210 St, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA
J Gen Intern Med 27:1521-7. 2012..Urine drug testing (UDT) can help identify misuse or diversion of opioid medications among patients with chronic pain. However, misinterpreting results can lead to false reassurance or erroneous conclusions about drug use...
- Patterns and determinants of inappropriate antibiotic use in injection drug usersJoanna L Starrels
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:263-9. 2009..Inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to the emergence and spread of drug resistant infections. Though injection drug users are at increased risk for drug resistant infections, few studies have examined antibiotic use in this population...
- Low use of opioid risk reduction strategies in primary care even for high risk patients with chronic painJoanna L Starrels
Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 111 E 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:958-64. 2011..We hypothesized that physicians employ opioid risk reduction strategies more frequently in higher risk patients...
- Which skills are associated with residents' sense of preparedness to manage chronic pain?Aaron D Fox
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
J Opioid Manag 8:328-36. 2012..To identify gaps in residents' confidence and knowledge in managing chronic nonmalignant pain (CNMP) and to explore whether specific skills or pain knowledge was associated with global preparedness to manage CNMP...
- Pain is not associated with worse office-based buprenorphine treatment outcomesAaron D Fox
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
Subst Abus 33:361-5. 2012..In multivariable analyses, the authors found no association between pain and buprenorphine treatment outcomes. Opioid-dependent individuals with and without pain can achieve similar success with buprenorphine treatment...
- I heard about it from a friend: assessing interest in buprenorphine treatmentAaron D Fox
a Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
Subst Abus 35:74-9. 2014..Prior research has demonstrated low awareness and use of buprenorphine among marginalized groups. This study investigates syringe exchange participants' awareness of, exposure to, and interest in buprenorphine treatment...
- It made my life a little easier: Primary care providers' beliefs and attitudes about using opioid treatment agreementsJoanna L Starrels
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
J Opioid Manag 10:95-102. 2014..To understand primary care providers (PCPs)' experiences, beliefs, and attitudes about using opioid treatment agreements (OTAs) for patients with chronic pain...
- Systematic review: treatment agreements and urine drug testing to reduce opioid misuse in patients with chronic painJoanna L Starrels
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA
Ann Intern Med 152:712-20. 2010..Experts recommend opioid treatment agreements and urine drug testing to reduce opioid analgesia misuse, but evidence of their effectiveness has not been systematically reviewed...