Joseph O Merrill

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Mutual mistrust in the medical care of drug users: the keys to the "narc" cabinet
    Joseph O Merrill
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:327-33. 2002
  2. pmc Policy progress for physician treatment of opiate addiction
    Joseph O Merrill
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Medicine, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:361-8. 2002
  3. pmc Methadone medical maintenance in primary care. An implementation evaluation
    Joseph O Merrill
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:344-9. 2005
  4. pmc Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and overdose: a cohort study
    Kate M Dunn
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:85-92. 2010
  5. pmc Depression and ambivalence toward chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain
    Catherine Q Howe
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195, USA
    Clin J Pain 28:561-6. 2012
  6. pmc The prescribed opioids difficulties scale: a patient-centered assessment of problems and concerns
    Caleb J Banta-Green
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:489-97. 2010
  7. pmc Problems and concerns of patients receiving chronic opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain
    Mark D Sullivan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Pain 149:345-53. 2010
  8. pmc Prescription long-term opioid use in HIV-infected patients
    Michael J Silverberg
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Clin J Pain 28:39-46. 2012
  9. pmc Prescribed opioid difficulties, depression and opioid dose among chronic opioid therapy patients
    Joseph O Merrill
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:581-7. 2012
  10. pmc Gender differences in chronic medical, psychiatric, and substance-dependence disorders among jail inmates
    Ingrid A Binswanger
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:476-82. 2010

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Mutual mistrust in the medical care of drug users: the keys to the "narc" cabinet
    Joseph O Merrill
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:327-33. 2002
    ..To better understand the often difficult relationships between illicit drug-using patients and their physicians, we sought to identify major issues that emerge during their interactions in a teaching hospital...
  2. pmc Policy progress for physician treatment of opiate addiction
    Joseph O Merrill
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Medicine, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:361-8. 2002
    ....
  3. pmc Methadone medical maintenance in primary care. An implementation evaluation
    Joseph O Merrill
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:344-9. 2005
    ..Methadone is effective treatment for opioid addiction, but regulations restrict its use. Methadone medical maintenance treats stabilized methadone patients in a medical setting, but only experimental programs have been studied...
  4. pmc Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and overdose: a cohort study
    Kate M Dunn
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:85-92. 2010
    ..Concomitant with this change in practice, rates of fatal opioid overdose have increased. The extent to which overdose risks are elevated among patients receiving medically prescribed long-term opioid therapy is unknown...
  5. pmc Depression and ambivalence toward chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain
    Catherine Q Howe
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195, USA
    Clin J Pain 28:561-6. 2012
    ..This study examines predictors of the desire to cut down or stop opioid therapy among patients receiving COT who report that opioids are helpful for relieving pain...
  6. pmc The prescribed opioids difficulties scale: a patient-centered assessment of problems and concerns
    Caleb J Banta-Green
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:489-97. 2010
    ..The aim of this article was to develop a psychometrically sound method for assessing difficulties patients attribute to chronic opioid therapy...
  7. pmc Problems and concerns of patients receiving chronic opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain
    Mark D Sullivan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Pain 149:345-53. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Prescription long-term opioid use in HIV-infected patients
    Michael J Silverberg
    Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Clin J Pain 28:39-46. 2012
    ..To examine changes the in use of prescription opioids for the management of chronic noncancer pain in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and to identify patient characteristics associated with long-term use...
  9. pmc Prescribed opioid difficulties, depression and opioid dose among chronic opioid therapy patients
    Joseph O Merrill
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:581-7. 2012
    ..Chronic opioid therapy has increased dramatically, as have complications related to prescription opioids. Little is known about the problems and concerns attributed to opioids by patients receiving different opioid doses...
  10. pmc Gender differences in chronic medical, psychiatric, and substance-dependence disorders among jail inmates
    Ingrid A Binswanger
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:476-82. 2010
    ..We investigated whether there were gender differences in chronic medical, psychiatric, and substance-dependence disorders among jail inmates and whether substance dependence mediated any gender differences found...
  11. pmc Evaluation of an electronic clinical reminder to facilitate brief alcohol-counseling interventions in primary care
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development and Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:720-5. 2010
    ..This study evaluated an electronic alcohol-counseling clinical reminder at a single Veterans Affairs general medicine clinic...
  12. pmc Time-scheduled vs. pain-contingent opioid dosing in chronic opioid therapy
    Michael Von Korff
    Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Pain 152:1256-62. 2011
    ..Patients with time-scheduled dosing received higher opioid dosage than patients with pain-contingent dosing. Time-scheduled dosing was associated with greater opioid control concerns than pain-contingent dosing...
  13. pmc Measurement of opioid problems among chronic pain patients in a general medical population
    Caleb J Banta-Green
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:43-9. 2009
    ..The utility of the PDUQ and its relationship with the DSM-IV approach needs to be established for patients being treated in general medical settings...
  14. pmc Concurrent use of alcohol and sedatives among persons prescribed chronic opioid therapy: prevalence and risk factors
    Kathleen W Saunders
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Pain 13:266-75. 2012
    ..And, the increased risk of concurrently using CNS depressants is not restricted to opioid users with a prior SUD history. COT requires close monitoring, regardless of substance use disorder history...
  15. pmc Drug users seeking emergency care for soft tissue infection at high risk for subsequent hospitalization and death
    Ingrid A Binswanger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Mail Stop B180, AO1, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:924-32. 2008
    ..In this prospective cohort study, we aimed to determine the hospitalization and mortality rates and factors associated with hospitalization or death among IDUs seeking emergency care for soft tissue infection...
  16. ncbi request reprint "Hooked on" prescription-type opiates prior to using heroin: results from a survey of syringe exchange clients
    K Michelle Peavy
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th St, Suite 120, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 44:259-65. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to characterize the epidemiology, etiology and trajectory of prescription-type opioid and heroin use in the context of continuing widespread availability of prescription-type opioids...
  17. ncbi request reprint Alcohol-related advice for Veterans Affairs primary care patients: Who gets it? Who gives it?
    Marcia L Burman
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington 98108 1597, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:621-30. 2004
    ..This study evaluated primary care patient and provider characteristics associated with receipt of alcohol-related advice and whether patients were advised to drink less or to abstain...
  18. pmc Readiness to change in primary care patients who screened positive for alcohol misuse
    Emily C Williams
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:213-20. 2006
    ..This study was designed to assess readiness to change and its relationship to alcohol misuse severity among primary care patients whose screening questionnaire was positive for alcohol misuse...
  19. pmc Relationship of opioid use and dosage levels to fractures in older chronic pain patients
    Kathleen W Saunders
    Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:310-5. 2010
    ..Opioids have been linked to increased risk of fractures, but little is known about how opioid dose affects fracture risk...
  20. pmc How primary care providers talk to patients about alcohol: a qualitative study
    Kinsey A McCormick
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:966-72. 2006
    ..Alcohol misuse is a common and well-documented source of morbidity and mortality. Brief primary care alcohol counseling has been shown to benefit patients with alcohol misuse...
  21. pmc Predictors of hospitalization for injection drug users seeking care for soft tissue infections
    Traci A Takahashi
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:382-8. 2007
    ....
  22. pmc Risk factors for nonfatal overdose at Seattle-area syringe exchanges
    Lindsay M Jenkins
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Urban Health 88:118-28. 2011
    ..Correctional facilities, syringe exchange programs, and other agencies serving opioid injectors should include overdose prevention components in release planning and services...
  23. ncbi request reprint Self-report measures of antiretroviral therapy adherence: A review with recommendations for HIV research and clinical management
    Jane M Simoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98195 1525, Box 351525, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:227-45. 2006
    ..We conclude that even brief self-report measures of antiretroviral adherence can be robust, and recommend items and strategies for HIV research and clinical management...
  24. pmc Opioid use behaviors, mental health and pain--development of a typology of chronic pain patients
    Caleb J Banta-Green
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:34-42. 2009
    ..Aims were to improve our understanding of this population as well as to explore ways of identifying different types of patients...
  25. pmc Trends in long-term opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain
    Denise Boudreau
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:1166-75. 2009
    ..To report trends and characteristics of long-term opioid use for non-cancer pain...
  26. ncbi request reprint Buprenorphine therapy for opioid addiction in rural Washington: the experience of the early adopters
    Tyler L Quest
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Opioid Manag 8:29-38. 2012
    ..The introduction of buprenorphine as office-based treatment for opioid dependence was designed to expand treatment capacity, but virtually there are no data about use of this medication in rural areas...
  27. ncbi request reprint Using alcohol screening results and treatment history to assess the severity of at-risk drinking in Veterans Affairs primary care patients
    Katharine A Bradley
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Primary and Specialty Medical Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:448-55. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether scores on brief alcohol screening questionnaires and patient reports of prior alcohol treatment reflect the severity of recent problems due to drinking...
  28. ncbi request reprint Opioids in the management of HIV-related pain
    Daniel L Krashin
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Box 354692, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Pain Physician 15:ES157-68. 2012
    ..Here we review recent recommendations regarding acute and chronic opioid treatment of pain and the treatment of opioid dependence in HIV-infected patients, and provide suggestions regarding aberrant behavior in pain treatment...
  29. pmc Type and location of injection drug use-related soft tissue infections predict hospitalization
    Traci A Takahashi
    Northwest Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Urban Health 80:127-36. 2003
    ....
  30. pmc Integrating medical care and addiction treatment
    Joseph O Merrill
    J Gen Intern Med 18:68-9. 2003
  31. doi request reprint Opioid use disorder in the United States: insurance status and treatment access
    William C Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:207-13. 2008
    ..In the United States, insurance status and rates of treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder are unknown...
  32. ncbi request reprint Overcoming policy and financing barriers to integrated buprenorphine and HIV primary care
    Bruce R Schackman
    Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 43:S247-53. 2006
    ....
  33. pmc Update in addiction medicine for the generalist
    Adam J Gordon
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1190-4. 2007
  34. ncbi request reprint Health care workers and addiction
    Joseph O Merrill
    N Engl J Med 347:1044-5; author reply 1044-5. 2002