Joanna L Starrels
Affiliation: Montefiore Medical Center
- 2013 Update in addiction medicine for the generalistAdam J Gordon
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Addict Sci Clin Pract 8:18. 2013..The authors discuss each selected articles' merits, limitations, conclusions, and implication to advancing addiction screening, assessment, and treatment of addiction in generalist physician practice environments. ..
- 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...
- Characteristics of methadone maintenance treatment patients prescribed opioid analgesicsMatthew C Glenn
a Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
Subst Abus 37:387-391. 2016..We describe demographic, clinical, and substance use characteristics of MMT patients prescribed opioid analgesics and compare them with MMT patients not prescribed opioid analgesics...
- 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...
- 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...
- When human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment goals conflict with guideline-based opioid prescribing: A qualitative study of HIV treatment providersJoanna L Starrels
a Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA
Subst Abus 37:148-53. 2016..Little is known about HIV treatment providers' perspectives about opioid prescribing to patients with chronic pain...
- 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...
- Release from incarceration, relapse to opioid use and the potential for buprenorphine maintenance treatment: a qualitative study of the perceptions of former inmates with opioid use disorderAaron D Fox
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 10461, USA
Addict Sci Clin Pract 10:2. 2015..This qualitative study investigated barriers to and facilitators of buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) following release from incarceration ("re-entry")...
- Public Health Detailing-A Successful Strategy to Promote Judicious Opioid Analgesic PrescribingJessica A Kattan
at the time of the study, Jessica A Kattan, Hillary V Kunins, Denise Paone, and Ellenie Tuazon were with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Queens, NY Deborah Dowell, Christopher M Jones, and Linda Vo were with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA Joanna L Starrels was with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Am J Public Health 106:1430-8. 2016....
- "A place at the table:" a qualitative analysis of community board members' experiences with academic HIV/AIDS researchStella Safo
Montefiore Medical Center, 111 E 210 St, Bronx, NY, 10467, United States
BMC Med Res Methodol 16:80. 2016..Community advisory boards (CAB) are proposed as one mechanism to carry out successful community based participatory research (CBPR), but the presence of CABs may be insufficient to optimize academic-community partnerships...
- Increasing Benzodiazepine Prescriptions and Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1996-2013Marcus A Bachhuber
Marcus A Bachhuber, Chinazo O Cunningham, and Joanna L Starrels are with Division of General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY Sean Hennessy is with Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Am J Public Health 106:686-8. 2016..To describe trends in benzodiazepine prescriptions and overdose mortality involving benzodiazepines among US adults...
- 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...