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The association between buprenorphine treatment duration and mortality: a multi-site cohort study of people who discontinued treatment

Buprenorphine is an effective medication for opioid use disorder that reduces mortality; however, many patients are not retained in buprenorphine treatment, and an optimal length of treatment after which patients can safely discontinue treatment has not b...
Author(s): Glanz, Jason M; Campbell, Cynthia I; et al.

Addiction. 2023 Jan;118(1):97-107. Epub 2022-07-23.

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Evaluating Implementation and Outcomes of the Achieving Depression and Anxiety Patient-Centered Treatment Collaborative Care Program in a Large, Integrated Health Care System: A Mixed Methods Observational Study Protocol

Background Collaborative care is an evidence-based multidisciplinary model shown to improve patient depression and anxiety outcomes. Although there is robust literature showing the effectiveness of collaborative care on depression and anxiety symptoms, th...
Author(s): Ridout, Kathryn K; Ridout, Samuel J; Alavi, Mubarika; Koshy, Maria T; Harris, Brooke; Awsare, Sameer; Fazzolari, Lisa; Weisner, Constance M; Iturralde, Esti

Perm J. 2022 Dec 19;26(4):39-48. Epub 2022-11-10.

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Patient and Visit Characteristics Associated With Physical Restraint Use in the Emergency Department

Objective Physical restraints are used in emergency departments (EDs) to address behavioral emergencies in situations in which less restrictive methods have failed. The objective of this study was to evaluate for associations between patient/visit charact...
Author(s): Walia, Harbir; Tucker, Lue-Yen S; Manickam, Raj N; Kene, Mamata V; Sharp, Adam L; Berdahl, Carl T; Hirschtritt, Matthew E

Perm J. 2022 Dec 04:1-9.

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A Novel Introduction to Transgender and Nonbinary Mental Health

Author(s): Frawley, Erin M; Norris, Ryan; Chen, Ingrid L; Hirschtritt, Matthew E

Acad Psychiatry. 2022 Dec;46(6):787-788. Epub 2022-05-03.

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COVID-19 pandemic-related changes in utilization of telehealth and treatment overall for alcohol use problems

During the COVID-19 pandemic, specialty alcohol treatment transitioned rapidly to telehealth, which may have created barriers for some patients but increased access for others. This study evaluated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol treatment ...
Author(s): Palzes, Vanessa A; Chi, Felicia W; Metz, Verena E; Campbell, Cynthia; Corriveau, Caroline; Sterling, Stacy

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2022 Dec;46(12):2280-2291. Epub 2022-12-17.

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on prenatal cannabis use by pre-conception depression and anxiety status

Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique; Ansley, Deborah; Tucker, Lue-Yen; Conway, Amy; Ettenger, Allison; Goler, Nancy; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

J Affect Disord Rep. 2022 Dec;10:100432. Epub 2022-11-11.

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Effectiveness of a pharmacist-delivered primary care telemedicine intervention to increase access to pharmacotherapy and specialty treatment for alcohol use problems: Protocol for the alcohol telemedicine consult cluster-randomized pragmatic trial

Alcohol use problems are associated with serious medical, mental health and socio-economic consequences. Yet even when patients are identified in healthcare settings, most do not receive treatment, and use of pharmacotherapy is rare. This study will test ...
Author(s): Metz, Verena E; Leibowitz, Amy; Satre, Derek D; Parthasarathy, Sujaya; Jackson-Morris, Melanie; Cocohoba, Jennifer; Sterling, Stacy A

Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Dec;123:107004. Epub 2022-11-13.

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Trends in Self-reported and Biochemically Verified Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use Among Pregnant Individuals in Northern California, 2011-2019

This cross-sectional study uses data from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system with universal screening via self-report and urine toxicology at prenatal care entrance to examine trends in cocaine and methamphetamine use among pregn...
Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Slama, Natalie E; Sarovar, Varada; Terplan, Mishka; Ansley, Deborah; Adams, Sara R; Alexeeff, Stacey E

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Dec 01;5(12):e2248055. Epub 2022-12-01.

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Perceptions About Cannabis Following Legalization Among Pregnant Individuals With Prenatal Cannabis Use in California

As rates of prenatal cannabis use increase and cannabis legalization spreads across the US, studies are needed to understand the potential impacts of legalization from the perspectives of pregnant individuals who use cannabis. To characterize pregnant ind...
Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Green, Andrea; Iturralde, Esti; Iturralde, Esti; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Dec 01;5(12):e2246912. Epub 2022-12-01.

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"A Lot of Things Stopped with COVID": Screening Pregnant Patients for Opioid Use and Related Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We explored the impact of COVID-19 on universal screening programs for opioid use and related conditions among practicing clinicians or staff who work with pregnant patients. Semi-structured, in-depth qualitative interviews (n = 15) were conducted with pr...
Author(s): Foti, Tara R; Vereen, Shanda; Vamos, Cheryl; Sappenfield, William; Kirby, Russell S

Womens Health Issues. 2022 Nov 07.

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Walking the Benzodiazepine High Wire

The number of benzodiazepine (BZD) prescriptions has substantially increased over the past decade, leading to a parallel rise in rates of misuse and overdose. These increases have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update its "boxed warning...
Author(s): Kroenke, Kurt; Hirschtritt, Matthew E

Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Nov 02:appips202100671.

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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, Carey; Wei, Julia; Varnado, Nicole; Rios, Normelena; Staunton, Mary; Ferguson, Dorothy; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

Psychol Trauma. 2022 Nov;14(8):1299-1303. Epub 2022-01-13.

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Patterns of Health Care Use 5 Years After an Intervention Linking Patients in Addiction Treatment With a Primary Care Practitioner

Substance use disorders are associated with high rates of emergency department (ED) use and challenges engaging with primary care services. To examine 5-year health care engagement and utilization outcomes for participants in the LINKAGE trial, given prev...
Author(s): Iturralde, Esti; Weisner, Constance M; Adams, Sara R; Chi, Felicia W; Ross, Thekla B; Cunningham, Sarah F; Ghadiali, Murtuza; Asyyed, Asma H; Satre, Derek D; Campbell, Cynthia I; Sterling, Stacy A

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov 01;5(11):e2241338. Epub 2022-11-01.

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Predicting severe alcohol use disorders in primary care using number of heavy drinking days

Although screening for unhealthy alcohol use is becoming more common, severe alcohol use disorders (AUDs) associated with the most severe medical and socio-economic sequelae still often go unidentified in primary care. To improve identification of severe ...
Author(s): Metz, Verena E; Palzes, Vanessa A; Kline-Simon, Andrea H; Chi, Felicia W; Weisner, Constance M; Sterling, Stacy A

Addiction. 2022 Nov;117(11):2847-2854. Epub 2022-07-25.

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Geographic Accessibility of Retail Cannabis in Northern California and Prenatal Cannabis Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prenatal cannabis use is associated with health risks for mothers and their children. Prior research suggests that rates of prenatal cannabis use in Northern California increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is unknown whether increases varied wit...
Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Adams, Sara R; Ansley, Deborah; Avalos, Lyndsay A; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov 01;5(11):e2244086. Epub 2022-11-01.

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Patterns of Substance Use During Early Pregnancy and Associations With Behavioral Health Characteristics

The aims of the study are to identify patterns of early pregnancy substance use and to examine how these patterns relate to behavioral health conditions measured in early pregnancy. We conducted a retrospective observational study (N= 265,274 pregnancies)...
Author(s): Sujan, Ayesha C; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Slama, Natalie; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Adams, Sara R; Conway, Amy; Ansley, Deborah; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

J Addict Med. 2022 Oct 18.

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Association of cannabis use during pregnancy with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection: a retrospective cohort study

Cannabis use is increasingly common among pregnant individuals and might be a risk factor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. We aimed to test whether prenatal cannabis use is associated with increased risk of SARS-...
Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Benowitz, Neal; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique B; Goler, Nancy; Ansley, Deborah; Conway, Amy; Avalos, Lyndsay A

Addiction. 2022 Oct 03.

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Promising Practices for Implementing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience Screening in Obstetric Care

Author(s): Watson, Carey; Kathryn, Ridout K; Nancy, Goler; Kelly, Young-Wolff C

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 10;31(10):1377-1379. Epub 2022-09-15.

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Comparing the effectiveness of a brief intervention to reduce unhealthy alcohol use among adult primary care patients with and without depression: A machine learning approach with augmented inverse probability weighting

The combination of unhealthy alcohol use and depression is associated with adverse outcomes including higher rates of alcohol use disorder and poorer depression course. Therefore, addressing alcohol use among individuals with depression may have a substan...
Author(s): Papini, Santiago; Chi, Felicia W; Schuler, Alejandro; Satre, Derek D; Liu, Vincent X; Sterling, Stacy A

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Oct 01;239:109607. Epub 2022-08-27.

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Young Adult Substance Use and Healthcare Use Associated With Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in Pediatric Primary Care

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) may impact future comorbidity and healthcare utilization among adolescents screening positive for substance use or mood problems. In a randomized trial sample, we compared an SBIRT group to ...
Author(s): Sterling, Stacy; Parthasarathy, Sujaya; Jones, Ashley; Weisner, Constance; Metz, Verena; Hartman, Lauren; Saba, Katrina; Kline-Simon, Andrea H

J Adolesc Health. 2022 Oct;71(4S):S15-S23.

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Characterizing Unhealthy Alcohol Use Patterns and Their Association with Alcohol Use Reduction and Alcohol Use Disorder During Follow-Up in HIV Care

Outcomes of PWH with unhealthy alcohol use, such as alcohol use reduction or progression to AUD, are not well-known and may differ by baseline patterns of unhealthy alcohol use. Among 1299 PWH screening positive for NIAAA-defined unhealthy alcohol use in ...
Author(s): Davy-Mendez, Thibaut; Chi, Felicia W; Silverberg, Michael J; Satre, Derek D; Satre, Derek D; et al.

AIDS Behav. 2022 Sep 28.

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Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Asymptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis Without Surgical Intervention-Reply

Author(s): Chang, Robert W; Nguyen-Huynh, Mai N; Avins, Andrew L

JAMA. 2022 09 27;328(12):1257.

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Association Between Myopic Refractive Error and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: A 2-Sample Mendelian Randomization Study

Refractive error (RE) is the most common form of visual impairment, and myopic RE is associated with an increased risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Whether this association represents a causal role of RE in the etiology of POAG remains unknown. ...
Author(s): Choquet, Hélène; Khawaja, Anthony P; Jiang, Chen; Yin, Jie; Melles, Ronald B; Glymour, M Maria; Hysi, Pirro G; Jorgenson, Eric

JAMA Ophthalmol. 2022 Sep 01;140(9):864-871.

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Cost-Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Alcohol and Cannabis Use Among Patients With Depression

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a promising intervention for helping patients with mental health problems reduce their substance use. Examining the cost-effectiveness of MI and associations between MI and the use of health services can inform appropriat...
Author(s): Satre, Derek D; Parthasarathy, Sujaya; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Meacham, Meredith C; Borsari, Brian; Hirschtritt, Matthew E; Van Dyke, Lucas; Sterling, Stacy A

J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2022 Sep;83(5):662-671.

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Electronic cigarette use and risk of COVID-19 among young adults without a history of cigarette smoking

It is unknown whether use of e-cigarettes increases susceptibility to COVID-19. In a large clinical sample of young adults, we evaluated whether current or ever e-cigarette use was associated with polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-confirmed COVID-19. To add...
Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Slama, Natalie E; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Prochaska, Judith J; Fogelberg, Renee; Sakoda, Lori C

Prev Med. 2022 09;162:107151. Epub 2022-07-06.

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