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Prevalence and Pattern of Dermatological Manifestations Among Substance Users Across Kashmir Valley in North India. 

Aslam A, Rather S, Hussain A, Younus F, Saqib NU, Hassan I. 

Indian Dermatol Online J. 2022 Jun 24;13(4):457-465. doi: 10.4103/idoj.idoj_743_21. PMID: 36262590; PMCID: PMC9574128.


Case Reports of Heroin Injection Site Necrosis: A Novel Antecedent of Nicolau Syndrome. 

Rose B, Powell TG, Jones M, Chillag SA, Kemper S. 

Cureus. 2022 Sep 16;14(9):e29235. doi: 10.7759/cureus.29235. PMID: 36258944; PMCID: PMC9573776.


Clinical Features of Patients Hospitalized for All Routes of Anthrax, 1880-2018: A Systematic Review. 

Hendricks K, Person MK, Bradley JS, Mongkolrattanothai T, Hupert N, Eichacker P, Friedlander AM, Bower WA. 

Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Oct 17;75(Supplement_3):S341-S353. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac534. PMID: 36251560.


Evidence on the Heroin-Mediated Impairment of the Oxidative Status of Erythrocytes. 

Bani-Ahmad MA, Mustafa AG, Bani Ahmad AA, Alkhazali IE, Rahim AA. 

J Toxicol. 2022 Sep 28;2022:3996051. doi: 10.1155/2022/3996051. PMID: 36212505; PMCID: PMC9534711.


Addictive and other mental disorders: a call for a standardized definition of dual disorders. 

Szerman N, Torrens M, Maldonado R, Balhara YPS, Salom C, Maremmani I, Sher L, Didia-Attas J, Chen J, Baler R; World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD). 

Transl Psychiatry. 2022 Oct 13;12(1):446. doi: 10.1038/s41398-022-02212-5. PMID: 36229453; PMCID: PMC9562408.


Mortality and life-years lost following subsequent physical comorbidity in people with pre-existing substance use disorders: a national registry-based retrospective cohort study of hospitalised individuals in Czechia

Formánek, Tomáš et al.

The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 0, Issue 0 


Opium abuse and stroke in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 

Mardi P. 

Front Neurol. 2022 Sep 9;13:855578. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2022.855578. PMID: 36188414; PMCID: PMC9524459.


Screening for co-infections in patients with substance use disorders and severe bacterial infections. 

Varley CD, Conte M, Streifel AC, Winders B, Sikka MK. 

Ther Adv Infect Dis. 2022 Oct 17;9:20499361221132132. doi: 10.1177/20499361221132132. PMID: 36277297; PMCID: PMC9580098.


Injection drug induced septic embolism-A growing concern. 

Kelson M, Chaudhry A, Nguyen A, Girgis S. 

Radiol Case Rep. 2022 Sep 15;17(11):4345-4349. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2022.08.057. PMID: 36188073; PMCID: PMC9520423.


Acute infections in people who inject drugs

Stevenson N, Suttie S, Fernandes E, Rae N.

BMJ 2022; 379 :e072635 doi:10.1136/bmj-2022-072635


Cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and opiates increase the risk of incident atrial fibrillation

Anthony L Lin, Gregory Nah, Janet J Tang, Eric Vittinghoff, Thomas A. Dewland, Gregory M Marcus, 

European Heart Journal, 2022;, ehac558, doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac558


Trends in the Prevalence and Incidence of Opium Abuse and its Association with Coronary Artery Risk Factors in Adult Population in Iran: Findings from Kerman Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors Study. 

Najafipour H, Masoumi M, Amirzadeh R, Rostamzadeh F, Foad R, Shadkam Farrokhi M. 

Iran J Med Sci. 2022 Jul;47(4):328-337. doi: 10.30476/IJMS.2021.89898.2065. PMID: 35919081; PMCID: PMC9339109.


Nora's Blog. Addiction often goes hand-in-hand with other mental illnesses. Both must be addressed. 

Nora Volkow, NIH – National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA, 27.09.2022


Characterization of Bacillus anthracis replication and persistence on environmental substrates associated with wildlife anthrax outbreaks. 

Jiranantasak T, Benn JS, Metrailer MC, Sawyer SJ, Burns MQ, Bluhm AP, et al. (2022) 

PLoS ONE 17(9): e0274645. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0274645


Poor long-term outcomes of intravenous drug users with infectious endocarditis. 

Caceres J, Malik A, Ren T, Naeem A, Clemence J, Makkinejad A, Wu X, Yang B. 

JTCVS Open. 2022 May 31;11:92-104. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2022.05.013. PMID: 36172440; PMCID: PMC9510881.


Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes of Intravenous Drug Use-Related Infective Endocarditis in Buprenorphine-Treated Patients. 

O'Kane C, Piechowski K, Hoff A, Fang W, Mallow Z, Marshalak P, Burwell S. 

J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2022;25:266-273. doi: 10.18433/jpps32891. PMID: 36054929.


Burden and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among people using illicit opioids: matched cohort study in England

Lewer D, Cox S, Hurst JR, et al

BMJ Medicine 2022;1:e000215. doi: 10.1136/bmjmed-2022-000215 


Studie spricht für Drogentests bei kardiologischen Intensivpatienten

Barcelona – Einer von 10 Patienten, die auf einer kardiologischen Intensivstation (ICCU) behandelt werden, nimmt illegale Drogen – mit dramatischen Folgen. Denn Drogenkonsum ist bei ICCU-Patienten mit einem um fast das 9-fache erhöhten Risiko für Tod oder lebensbedrohliche Notfälle assoziiert. Das zeigt eine beim ESC Congress 2022 in Barcelona vorgestellte Studie. (aerzteblatt.de, 29.08.2022)


Opium use and risk of bladder cancer: a multi-centre case-referent study in Iran. 

Hadji M, Rashidian H, Marzban M, Naghibzadeh-Tahami A, Gholipour M, Mohebbi E, Safari-Faramani R, Seyyedsalehi MS, Hosseini B, Bakhshi M, Alizadeh-Navaei R, Ahmadi L, Rezaianzadeh A, Moradi A, Ansari-Moghaddam A, Nejatizadeh A, ShahidSales S, Zohrabi F, Mohammadi R, Nowroozi MR, Poustchi H, Nasrollahzadeh D, Najafi F, Haghdoost AA, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Etemadi A, Mohagheghi MA, Malekzadeh R, Brennan P, Schüz J, Boffetta P, Weiderpass E, Kamangar F, Zendehdel K, Pukkala E. 

Int J Epidemiol. 2022 Jun 13;51(3):830-838. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyac031. PMID: 35244716; PMCID: PMC9189939.


Levamisole-Adulterated Cocaine-Induced Thrombotic Vasculopathy With Negative Serology. 

Sunu SY, Dhaduk K. 

Cureus. 2022 Jul 5;14(7):e26594. doi: 10.7759/cureus.26594. PMID: 35936149; PMCID: PMC9354916.


Comorbid Affective and Substance Use Disorders of Medicaid/Medicare Beneficiaries at an Opioid Treatment Program Serving Small Urban and Rural Communities. 

Lister JJ, Lee G, Ellis JD, Pasman E, Agius E and Resko SM (2022) 

Front. Psychiatry 13:881821. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.881821


Multifocal leukoencephalopathy associated with intensive use of cocaine and the adulterant levamisole in a 29-year old patient. 

Tollens N, Post P, Martins Dos Santos M, Niggemann P, Warken M, Wolf J. 

Neurol Res Pract. 2022 Aug 1;4(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s42466-022-00202-y. PMID: 35909197; PMCID: PMC9341090.


Different drugs, different sides: injection use of opioids alone, and not stimulants alone, predisposes to right-sided endocarditis. 

Johnstone R, Khalil N, Shojaei E, Puka K, Bondy L, Koivu S, Silverman M. 

Open Heart. 2022 Jul;9(2):e001930. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2021-001930. PMID: 35878959.


Suicidal ideation and attempt and associated factors among patients with substance use disorder: institution-based cross-sectional study. 

Kassie GM, Lemu YM, Biresaw MS, Dessie GM, Tadesse GT, Gared WM, Belay MW. 

BJPsych Open. 2022 Aug 1;8(5):e150. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2022.551. PMID: 35912979.


Experiences Using a Multidisciplinary Model for Treating Injection Drug Use Associated Infections: A Qualitative Study. 

Nolan NS, Gleason E, Marks LR, Habrock-Bach T, Liang SY, Durkin MJ. 

Front Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 21;13:924672. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.924672. PMID: 35800016; PMCID: PMC9253819.


Compartment syndrome after intra-arterial methadone injection. 

Ruiz-Carmona C, Llort Pont C, Corcoll Carrasco F, Supervía Caparrós A, Clara Velasco A. 

Emergencias. 2022 Aug;34(4):325-327. Spanish, English. PMID: 35833778.


Recurrent noninfectious preseptal cellulitis secondary to cocaine use and levamisole-associated vasculitis. 

Gillette WM, Singh S. 

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2022 Apr 22;35(4):534-536. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2022.2057157. PMID: 35754587; PMCID: PMC9196662.


Infective Endocarditis in People Who Inject Drugs: Report from the Italian Registry of Infective Endocarditis. 

Cecchi E, Corcione S, Lupia T, De Benedetto I, Shbaklo N, Chirillo F, Moreo A, Rinaldi M, Faggiano P, Cecconi M, Bargiacchi O, Cialfi A, Del Ponte S, Squeri A, Gaddi O, Carmina MG, Lazzaro A, Ciccone G, Castiglione A, De Rosa FG. 

J Clin Med. 2022 Jul 14;11(14):4082. doi: 10.3390/jcm11144082. PMID: 35887843; PMCID: PMC9319987.


Determinants of health among people who use illicit drugs in the conflict-affected countries of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar: a systematic review of epidemiological evidence. 

O'Brien S, Jaramillo MM, Roberts B, Platt L. 

Confl Health. 2022 Jul 7;16(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s13031-022-00467-9. PMID: 35799203; PMCID: PMC9264525.


Mental Disorders Are Associated With Leukocytes Telomere Shortening Among People Who Inject Drugs. 

Durand M, Nagot N, Michel L, Le SM, Duong HT, Vallo R, Vizeneux A, Rapoud D, Giang HT, Quillet C, Thanh NTT, Hai Oanh KT, Vinh VH, Feelemyer J, Vande Perre P, Minh KP, Laureillard D, Des Jarlais D, Molès JP. 

Front Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 17;13:846844. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.846844. PMID: 35782414; PMCID: PMC9247253.