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Prediction of psychiatric comorbidity on premature death in a cohort of patients with substance use disorders: a 42-year follow-up.

Fridell M, Bäckström M, Hesse M, Krantz P, Perrin S, Nyhlén A.

BMC Psychiatry. 2019 May 15;19(1):150. doi: 10.1186/s12888-019-2098-3.


Cannabis and Psychosis: Are We any Closer to Understanding the Relationship?

Hamilton, I. & Monaghan, M. 

Curr Psychiatry Rep (2019) 21: 48. doi.org/10.1007/s11920-019-1044-x


A Case Study of Acute Stimulant-induced Psychosis.

Henning A, Kurtom M, Espiridion ED.

Cureus. 2019 Feb 23;11(2):e4126. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4126.


Social Cognition and Interaction in Chronic Users of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, "Ecstasy").

Wunderli MD, Vonmoos M, Treichler L, Zeller C, Dziobek I, Kraemer T, Baumgartner MR, Seifritz E, Quednow BB.

Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 Apr 1;21(4):333-344. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyx098.


Seizures as a complication of recreational drug use: Analysis of the Euro-DEN Plus data-set.

Wolfe CE, Wood DM, Dines A, Whatley BP, Yates C, Heyerdahl F, Hovda KE, Giraudon I, Dargan PI; Euro-DEN Research Group.

Neurotoxicology. 2019 Apr 8;73:183-187. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2019.04.003. 



Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction Caused by Gabapentin.

Barret M, Guillaumot MA, Léandri C, Gaillard R, Chaussade S.

J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Apr 30;25(2):334-335. doi: 10.5056/jnm19004. 


Sniff of coke breaks the heart: cocaine-induced coronary vasospasm aggravated by therapeutic hypothermia and vasopressors after aborted sudden cardiac death: a case report.

Manninger M, Perl S, Brussee H, G Toth G.

Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2018 Apr 17;2(2):yty041. doi: 10.1093/ehjcr/yty041. 


USA. Die Opioidkrise in den USA befeuert eine Epidemie von Infektionskrankheiten

Hepatitis C, HIV oder Gonorrhöe nehmen zu, weil Drogensüchtige diese Erreger oftmals unwissentlich verbreiten. Dadurch steigt auch das Ansteckungsrisiko für Nichtsüchtige. Zudem verschärft sich das Problem der Antibiotikaresistenzen. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Schweiz, 08.05.2019)


Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose, which averages one death every 12.5 minutes. Between 1999 and 2016, the number of drug overdoses catapulted by 300 percent, with injection drug use increasing by 93 percent between 2004 and 2014 and opioid-related hospital admissions increasing by 58 percent over the past decade. And an inexorable sequela of the opioid epidemic is the spread of infectious diseases. (Proceedings of a Workshop (2018), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, USA)


Kokain, Ecstasy, Crystal Meth und Co: Tödliche Schlaganfälle bei jungen Erwachsenen sind oft Folge von Drogenkonsum

Medscape,13. Mai 2019.


Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among special subpopulations: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Popova, S., Lange, S., Shield, K., Burd, L., and Rehm, J. ( 2019) 

Addiction, doi.org/10.1111/add.14598


Dissociable effects of cannabis with and without cannabidiol on the human brain's resting-state functional connectivity.

Wall MB, Pope R, Freeman TP, Kowalczyk OS, Demetriou L, Mokrysz C, Hindocha C, Lawn W, Bloomfield MA, Freeman AM, Feilding A, Nutt DJ, Curran HV.

J Psychopharmacol. 2019 Apr 23:269881119841568. doi: 10.1177/0269881119841568. 



A Challenge between Central Nervous System Infection and Lead Toxicity: Opioid Case Reports from Iran.

Shabani M, Nasiri M, Aminzadeh Z, Hassanian Moghaddam H.

Iran J Med Sci. 2019 Mar;44(2):168-171.


Craving for heroin: difference between methadone maintenance therapy patients with and without ADHD.

Coppola M, Sacchetto G, Mondola R.

Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2019 Jan-Mar;41(1):83-86. doi: 10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0159.


Is thrombotic event a side effect of oral buprenorphine abuse? Two case reports.

Alirezaei T, Hajimoradi B.

Clin Case Rep. 2019 Mar 3;7(4):740-743. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.2086.


Methadone-Related Delirium: Prevalence, Causes, and Outcomes.

Westermeyer J, Thuras P, Yoon G, Kolla BP, Batres-Y-Carr T, Dimitropoulos E.

J Nerv Ment Dis. 2019 May;207(5):371-377. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000978.



Cocaine-Associated ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Different Pathophysiological Mechanisms.

López-Lluva MT, Jurado-Román A, Sánchez-Pérez I, Abellán-Huerta J, Ruiz-Poveda FL.

J Invasive Cardiol. 2019 Apr;31(4):E62-E63.


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among opioid-dependent patients in agonist treatment. A diagnostic study,

Grischott, T., Falcato, L., Senn, O., Puhan, M. A., and Bruggmann, P. ( 2019) 

Addiction, 114, 868– 876. doi.org/10.1111/add.14559.



Clearing theSmoke on Cannabis - Regular Use and Cognitive Functioning

Robert Gabrys, Ph.D., Amy Porath

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, 2019


Schottland. Alert: Wound botulism outbreak among people who inject drugs in Scotland

Four cases of wound botulism have recently been identified in Scotland. (SDF – Scottish Drugs Forum, April 2019)


Optimal treatment of opioid induced constipation in daily clinical practice - an observational study.

Neefjes ECW, van der Wijngaart H, van der Vorst MJDL, Ten Oever D, van der Vliet HJ, Beeker A, Rhodius CA, van den Berg HP, Berkhof J, Verheul HMW.

BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Mar 29;18(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0416-7.


Comparison of Therapeutic Approaches to Addicted Patients with Central Sleep Apnea.

Schoebel C, Ghaderi A, Amra B, Soltaninejad F, Penzel T, Fietze I.

Tanaffos. 2018 Mar;17(3):155-162.


Intravenous Drug Use-Related Complications of the Hand and Upper Extremity.

Pong TM, Oflazoglu K, Helliwell LA, Chen NC, Eberlin KR.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Feb 8;7(2):e2116. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002116.


Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis Due to Klebsiella pneumoniae in Intravenous Drug User.

Riangwiwat T, Dworkin J.

Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2019 Mar;78(3):98-102.


Sexual Dysfunction and Quality of Life in Chronic Heroin-Dependent Individuals on Methadone Maintenance Treatment.

Llanes C, Álvarez AI, Pastor MT, Garzón MÁ, González-García N, Montejo ÁL.

J Clin Med. 2019 Mar 7;8(3). pii: E321. doi: 10.3390/jcm8030321.


Opioids and Infectious Diseases: A Converging Public Health Crisis.

Schwetz TA, Calder T, Rosenthal E, Kattakuzhy S, Fauci AS.

J Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 3. pii: jiz133. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz133. 


A Pilot Crossover Trial of Sleep Medications for Sleep-disturbed Methadone Maintenance Patients.

Stein MD, Kurth ME, Anderson BJ, Blevins CE.

J Addict Med. 2019 Mar 9. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000531. 



The Heroin Epidemic in America: A Surgeon's Perspective.

Bauman ZM, Morizio K, Singer M, Hood CR, Feliciano DV, Vercruysse GA.

Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 Mar 22. doi: 10.1089/sur.2019.004.


Hoher THC-Gehalt erhöht Psychoserisiko von Cannabiskonsumenten deutlich

London – Junge Patienten in der ersten Episode einer Psychose gaben in einer internationalen Fall-Kontroll-Studie häufig einen täglichen und hochdosierten Cannabiskonsum an. Er könnte nach Berechnungen in Lancet Psychiatry(2019; doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30048-3) in London für 30 % und in Amsterdam sogar für 50 % aller Psychosen bei jüngeren Menschen verantwortlich sein. (aerzteblatt.de, 21.03.2019)


The contribution of cannabis use to variation in the incidence of psychotic disorder across Europe (EU-GEI): a multicentre case-control study

Di Forti, MartaAmoretti, Silvia et al.

The Lancet Psychiatry , Volume 0 , Issue 0 , Published:March 19, 2019, doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30048-3