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Modes of cannabis administration in the year prior to conception among patients in Northern California

Cannabis use among individuals before and during pregnancy is increasing alongside the proliferation of new products with various modes of administration. Preconception cannabis use is a strong predictor of prenatal cannabis use. Yet little is known about...
Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Adams SR; Brown QL; Weisner C; Ansley D; Goler N; Skelton KR; Satre DD; Foti TR; Conway A

Addict Behav Rep. 2022 Jun;15:100416. Epub 2022-02-22.

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Alcohol brief intervention, specialty treatment and drinking outcomes at 12 months: Results from a systematic alcohol screening and brief intervention initiative in adult primary care

Alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in adult primary care is an evidence-based, public health strategy to address unhealthy alcohol use, but evidence of effectiveness of alcohol brief intervention (ABI) in real-world im...
Author(s): Chi FW; Metz VE; Weisner C; Campbell CI; Sterling SA; et al.

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Apr 12;235:109458. Epub 2022-04-12.

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Cigarette Smoking and Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and Disease Severity Among Adults in an Integrated Health Care System in California

The relationship between cigarette smoking status and SARS-CoV-2 infection and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity is highly debated. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of >2.4 million adults in a large healthcare system to evaluate whethe...
Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Slama N; Alexeeff SE; Sakoda LC; Fogelberg R; Myers LC; Campbell CI; Adams AS; Prochaska JJ

Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 Apr 03.

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A refined procedure for esophageal resection using a full minimally invasive approach

Newer minimally invasive approaches to esophagectomy have brought substantial benefits to esophageal-cancer patients and continue to improve. We report here our experience with a streamlined procedure as part of a comprehensive perioperative-care program ...
Author(s): Ashiku SK; Patel AR; Horton BH; Velotta J; Ely S; Avins AL

J Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 Mar 04;17(1):29. Epub 2022-03-04.

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Prenatal Cannabis Use Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic-Reply

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Ansley D; Avalos LA

JAMA. 2022 02 08;327(6):587-588.

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Pregnant women's perspectives on screening for adverse childhood experiences and resilience during prenatal care

To examine the acceptability of routine screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience during prenatal care. This study examined pregnant women's perspectives (N = 119) on ACEs and resilience screening during prenatal care in two medica...
Author(s): Watson C; Wei J; Varnado N; Rios N; Staunton M; Ferguson D; Young-Wolff KC

Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jan 13.

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Ancestry- and sex-specific effects underlying inguinal hernia susceptibility identified in a multiethnic genome-wide association study meta-analysis

Inguinal hernias are some of the most frequently diagnosed conditions in clinical practice and inguinal hernia repair is the most common procedure performed by general surgeons. Studies of inguinal hernias in non-European populations are lacking, though i...
Author(s): Choquet H; Li W; Yin J; Bradley R; Hoffmann TJ; Nandakumar P; 23andMe Research Team; Mostaedi R; Tian C; Ahituv N; Jorgenson E

Hum Mol Genet. 2022 Jan 12.

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Association Between Prenatal Cannabis Use and Psychotropic Medication Use in Pregnant Patients With Depression and Anxiety

This cross-sectional study examined associations between prenatal cannabis use and prescribed psychotropic medication use among pregnant patients with depression or anxiety in a large, integrated healthcare system. Study patients had a confirmed pregnancy...
Author(s): Hirschtritt ME; Avalos LA; Sarovar V; Ridout KK; Goler NC; Ansley DR; Satre DD; Young-Wolff KC

J Addict Med. 2022 Jan 11.

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Substance use disorders among primary care patients screening positive for unhealthy alcohol use

Despite high prevalence of polysubstance use, recent data on concurrent alcohol use in patients with specific substance use disorders (SUDs) are lacking. To examine associations between specific SUDs and alcohol consumption levels. Using electronic health...
Author(s): Metz VE; Palzes VA; Kline-Simon AH; Chi FW; Campbell CI; Weisner CM; Sterling SA

Fam Pract. 2021 Dec 29.

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Cannabis Use and Patient-Centered Care During Pregnancy and Post Partum Among People Living With HIV

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Marcus JL; Satre DD

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01;4(12):e2137588. Epub 2021-12-01.

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Psychotropic medication prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study examined changes in psychotropic medication use associated with the early months of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Using Kaiser Permanente Northern California electronic health records, the authors identified adult patients w...
Author(s): Hirschtritt ME; Slama N; Sterling SA; Olfson M; Iturralde E

Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Oct 29;100(43):e27664.

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Marginal structural models for life-course theories and social epidemiology: Definitions, sources of bias, and simulated illustrations

Social epidemiology aims to identify social structural risk factors thus informing targets and timing of interventions. Ascertaining which interventions will be most effective and when they should be implemented is challenging because social conditions va...
Author(s): Gilsanz P; Young JG; Glymour MM; Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ; Eng CW; Koenen KC; Kubzansky LD

Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Oct 20.

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Opportunities to Integrate Mobile App-Based Interventions Into Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened concerns about the impact of depression, anxiety, alcohol, and drug use on public health. Mobile apps to address these problems were increasingly popular even before the pandemic, and may help reach people who otherwis...
Author(s): Satre DD; Meacham MC; Asarnow LD; Fisher WS; Fortuna LR; Iturralde E

Am J Health Promot. 2021 Oct 15:8901171211055314.

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Rates of Prenatal Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Ray GT; Alexeeff SE; Adams SR; Does MB; Ansley D; Avalos LA

JAMA. 2021 Sep 27.

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Patient and provider factors associated with receipt and delivery of brief interventions for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care

Unhealthy alcohol use is a serious and costly public health problem. Alcohol screening and brief interventions are effective in reducing unhealthy alcohol consumption. However, rates of receipt and delivery of brief interventions vary significantly across...
Author(s): Lu Y; Metz VE; Weisner C; Campbell CI; Sterling SA; et al.

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 Sep 05.

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Emergency Department Encounters Among Youth With Suicidal Thoughts or Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Population-level reports of suicide-related emergency department (ED) encounters among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic are lacking, along with youth characteristics and preexisting psychiatric service use. To characterize population-level and relative ...
Author(s): Ridout KK; Alavi M; Ridout SJ; Koshy MT; Awsare S; Harris B; Vinson DR; Weisner CM; Sterling S; Iturralde E

JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 01.

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New and sex-specific migraine susceptibility loci identified from a multiethnic genome-wide meta-analysis

Migraine is a common disabling primary headache disorder that is ranked as the most common neurological cause of disability worldwide. Women present with migraine much more frequently than men, but the reasons for this difference are unknown. Migraine her...
Author(s): Choquet H; Yin J; Jacobson AS; Horton BH; Hoffmann TJ; Jorgenson E; Avins AL; Pressman AR

Commun Biol. 2021 Jul 22;4(1):864. Epub 2021-07-22.

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Engagement in perinatal depression treatment: a qualitative study of barriers across and within racial/ethnic groups

To better understand previously observed racial/ethnic disparities in perinatal depression treatment rates we examined care engagement factors across and within race/ethnicity. Obstetric patients and women's health clinician experts from a large healthcar...
Author(s): Iturralde E; Hsiao CA; Nkemere L; Kubo A; Sterling SA; Flanagan T; Avalos LA

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Jul 16;21(1):512. Epub 2021-07-16.

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Impact of 2012 Prostate Cancer Screening Statement

Author(s): Presti J; Alexeeff S; Avins AL

J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jul 13.

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Hereditary Spherocytosis

Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is the most prevalent cause of hemolytic anemia due to an abnormal red cell membrane and classifies as a type of congenital hemolytic anemia. Oskar Minkowsky first described it in the early 1900s.[1] Erythrocytes are unable t...
Author(s): Zamora EA; Schaefer CA

Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021.

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Physical, Mental Health and Developmental Conditions, and Sociodemographic Characteristics Associated With Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Young Children in Pediatric Primary Care

To examine associations between patient characteristics and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in a population-based sample of pediatric primary care patients, using electronic health records and clinical, administrative data. An observational study was...
Author(s): Sterling S; Iturralde E; Young-Wolff K; Metz VE; Espinas P; et al.

J Pediatr Health Care. 2021 Jul 02.

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Why do Americans use marijuana?

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States; yet, little is known about why adults use it. We examined the prevalence of past-month marijuana use by users' reasons for use-medical, recreational, and both-and identified correlates...
Author(s): Kurtzman ET; Young-Wolff KC

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Jun 29;226:108880. Epub 2021-06-29.

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Participant education, spousal education and dementia risk in a diverse cohort of members of an integrated health care delivery system in Northern California

The role of spousal education on dementia risk and how it may differ by gender or race/ethnicity is unknown. This study examines the association between one's own education separate from and in conjunction with spousal education and risk of dementia. Coho...
Author(s): Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Eng CW; Meyer OL; Glymour MM; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

BMJ Open. 2021 06 18;11(6):e040233. Epub 2021-06-18.

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A large multiethnic GWAS meta-analysis of cataract identifies new risk loci and sex-specific effects

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly worldwide and cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. As the genetic etiology of cataract formation remains unclear, we conducted a multiethnic geno...
Author(s): Choquet H; 23andMe Research Team; Jorgenson E; et al.

Nat Commun. 2021 06 14;12(1):3595. Epub 2021-06-14.

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication Adherence in the Transition to Adulthood: Associated Adverse Outcomes for Females and Other Disparities

The purpose of this study was to assess the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication adherence and adverse health outcomes in older adolescents transitioning to adulthood. In a cohort of 17-year-old adolescents with A...
Author(s): Rao K; Carpenter DM; Campbell CI

J Adolesc Health. 2021 May 28.

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