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Dopamine gene variants in opioid addiction: comparison of dependent patients, nondependent users and healthy controls.

Randesi M, van den Brink W, Levran O, Yuferov V, Blanken P, van Ree JM, Ott J, Kreek MJ.

Pharmacogenomics. 2018 Jan;19(2):95-104. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2017-0134.



Opioid-induced inhibition of the human serotonin and norepinephrine transporters in vitro: link to clinical reports of serotonin syndrome.

Rickli A, Liakoni E, Hoener MC, Liechti ME.

Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Dec 6. doi: 10.1111/bph.14105.



Social functioning in heroin users: deficits and treatments

Celia, Morgan, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/7068/11H30_4_Celia Morgan.pptx

Methadone Gastrobezoar in a Psychiatric Patient Presented in Coma.

Gavala A, Manou D, Psalida V, Nystatzaki M, Mavrogiannis C, Alevizopoulos G, Myrianthefs P.

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov;21(11):796-798. doi: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_17_17.


The Evaluation of Relationship between Sexual Self-concept and Sexual Dysfunction in Individuals Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Treatment.

Rajabizadeh G, Yazdanpanah F, Ramezani MA.

Addict Health. 2017 Apr;9(2):88-95.


Wie Alkohol Krebs auslöst

London – Alkoholische Getränke erhöhen das Krebsrisiko, weil der Metabolit Acetaldehyd, der auch für den „Kater“ verantwortlich gemacht wird, die DNA schädigt. Dies zeigt eine Reihe von experimentellen Studien, die jetzt in Nature (2018; doi: 10.1038/nature25154) veröffentlicht wurden. (arzteblatt.de, 05.01.2018)


Cannabis Use and Hypomania in Young People: A Prospective Analysis

Steven Marwaha, Catherine Winsper, Paul Bebbington, Daniel Smith,

Schizophrenia Bulletin, sbx158, doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbx158


Opioid drugs and stercoral perforation of the colon: Case report and review of literature.

Poitras R, Warren D, Oyogoa S.

Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Dec 7;42:94-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.11.060.


Alcohol use disorders are associated with increased HIV risk behaviors in cocaine-dependent methadone patients.

Meredith SE, Rash CJ, Petry NM.

J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 Dec;83:10-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2017.09.016.



Injecting related skin & soft tissue infections: ‘A hidden epidemic of suffering’

Exploring prevention and care for injecting-related skin and soft tissue infections and AA amyloidosis kidney disease. Dr Magdalena Harris, Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, writes for us about her new NIHR-funded study. (Substance Misuse Management in General Practice – SMMGP, UK, 23.11.17)


Case report: surgical removal of a migrated needle in right ventricle of an intravenous drug user

Xianming Fu, Kai Chen, Xiaobo Liao and Kangjun Shen

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 2017, 12:51, doi.org/10.1186/s13011-017-0134-1


Who supports dying substance users? Drug using identities and end of life care

Sarah Galvani, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/7121/14H30_4_Sarah Galvani.pptx

Dysrhythmias with Loperamide Used for Opioid Withdrawal.

Vithalani ND, Heron C, Rao RE, Cardell AF, Stephens MB.

J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Nov-Dec;30(6):832-834. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.06.170066.


Suicidal ideation among long-term opioid users: Its Risk Factors and the role of gender

Kirsten Marchand, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/6837/11H00_4_Kirsten Marchand.pptx

Psychosen: Inzidenz schwankt international sehr stark

London – Die verbreitete Ansicht, dass Schizophrenien und andere Psychosen in allen Ländern gleich häufig auftreten, ist offenbar nicht korrekt. Eine Studie in JAMA Psychiatry (2017; doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.3554) ermittelt deutliche Schwankungen zwischen 17 Regionen, davon 16 in Europa, die auf starke soziale Einflüsse hinweisen. (aerzteblatt.de, 07.12.2017)


The opioid exposed infant 0-36 months

Anna Maria Vella, Lisbon Addictions 2017, Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lissabon, 24.-26.10.2017

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/attachments/7109/12H45_1_Anna Maria Vella.pptx