Affiliation: Rhode Island Hospital
- A success story: HIV prevention for injection drug users in Rhode IslandCurt G Beckwith
Brown Medical School, Department of Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 1:34. 2006..To examine trends in IDU-related new HIV diagnoses in RI, we performed a retrospective analysis of new HIV diagnoses according to HIV risk factor from 1990-2003...
- Linkage to care for HIV-infected heterosexual men in the United StatesNickolas D Zaller
Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Clin Infect Dis 52:S223-30. 2011..In this review, we discuss barriers to linkage to comprehensive HIV care for specific subpopulations of heterosexual men and examine approaches for enhancing linkage to care for this diverse population...
- The feasibility of pharmacy-based naloxone distribution interventions: a qualitative study with injection drug users and pharmacy staff in rhode islandNickolas D Zaller
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Subst Use Misuse 48:590-9. 2013..Implications for future pharmacy-based overdose prevention interventions for IDUs, including pharmacy-based naloxone distribution, are considered. The study's limitations are noted...
- Initiation of buprenorphine during incarceration and retention in treatment upon releaseNickolas Zaller
The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 45:222-6. 2013..007). We conclude that initiating buprenorphine/naloxone prior to release from incarceration may increase engagement and retention in community-based treatment...
- Syringe acquisition experiences and attitudes among injection drug users undergoing short-term opioid detoxification in Massachusetts and Rhode IslandNickolas D Zaller
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
J Urban Health 89:659-70. 2012..Finally, despite limited SEP access (especially in MA), SEPs are still used by approximately one of the three IDUs in our overall sample...
- Adverse event associated with a change in nonprescription syringe sale policyNickolas D Zaller
Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 50:619-22. 2010..To report and describe the possible correlation of a change in syringe sale policy at a community pharmacy with an adverse clinical outcome...
- Attitudes toward methadone among out-of-treatment minority injection drug users: implications for health disparitiesNickolas D Zaller
The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:787-97. 2009....
- A model of integrated primary care for HIV-positive patients with underlying substance use and mental illnessN Zaller
Department of Immunology, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, USA
AIDS Care 19:1128-33. 2007..Our model has been successful in assessing the substance-use and mental health needs of HIV-infected individuals with numerous co-morbidities and referring them for ancillary medical and social services...
- Drug court as an alternative to incarcerationNickolas Zaller
The Miriam Hospital Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Med Health R I 90:154-6. 2007
- Twinrix vaccination schedules among injecting drug usersNancy Brim
Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Expert Opin Biol Ther 7:379-89. 2007..The authors conclude that there is insufficient evidence regarding whether the accelerated Twinrix HAV/HBV vaccination schedule would yield a greater number of IDUs protected against both HAV and HBV...
- Limited spending: an analysis of correctional expenditures on antiretrovirals for HIV-infected prisonersNick Zaller
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Miriam Hospital Brown Medical School, Brown University, Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Public Health Rep 122:49-54. 2007..This study evaluated U.S. correctional expenditures for antiretrovirals (ARVs) and compared them to the estimated need for ARVs among HIV-infected prisoners in the U.S. to treat this population successfully...
- Pharmacist and pharmacy staff experiences with non-prescription (NP) sale of syringes and attitudes toward providing HIV prevention services for injection drug users (IDUs) in Providence, RINickolas Zaller
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave, CFAR Building, Providence, RI, 02906, USA
J Urban Health 87:942-53. 2010....
- HIV and infectious disease care in jails and prisons: breaking down the walls with the help of academic medicineTimothy P Flanigan
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and TheMiriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 120:73-83. 2009....
- Testing for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis in jails: still a missed opportunity for public health and HIV preventionTimothy P Flanigan
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S78-83. 2010..Jail-based screening of infectious diseases, especially for HIV and STIs, in conjunction with treatment and linkage to community care has thus far been a neglected component of HIV prevention among high-risk communities...
- The overlapping epidemics of viral hepatitis/HIV, addiction and incarceration: the situation in Rhode IslandNick Zaller
Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV AIDS Services, The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Med Health R I 88:424-7. 2005
- Methadone and buprenorphine prescribing and referral practices in US prison systems: results from a nationwide surveyAmy Nunn
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Division of Infectious Diseases, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 105:83-8. 2009..Provision of ORT is nevertheless a frequently neglected intervention in the correctional setting...
- Buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone diversion, misuse, and illicit use: an international reviewMichael A Yokell
Division of Infectious Diseases, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
Curr Drug Abuse Rev 4:28-41. 2011..Finally, we discuss the implications of diversion, misuse, and non-medically supervised use (including potential measures to address issues of diversion); and potential areas for further research...
- Pharmacy provision of emergency contraception to men: a survey of pharmacist attitudes in Rhode IslandBrian T Nguyen
Warren Alpert Medical School, Division of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 9107, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 50:17-23. 2010..To describe pharmacy staff members' attitudes and practices related to male emergency contraception (EC) requests, as well as the occurrence of male purchases in Rhode Island...
- Arrested on heroin: a national opportunityAmy E Boutwell
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
J Opioid Manag 3:328-32. 2007....
- HIV counseling and testing among injection drug users needs to continueCurt G Beckwith
Am J Public Health 97:1161. 2007
- Risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection among blood donors in GeorgiaNickolas Zaller
Department of Epidemiology and International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Eur J Epidemiol 19:547-53. 2004..This study was conducted in order to evaluate potential risk factors for HCV infection among blood donors in Georgia...