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Methamphetamine-related cardiovascular diseases. 

Schwarzbach V, Lenk K, Laufs U. 

ESC Heart Fail. 2020 Apr;7(2):407-414. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12572. Epub 2020 Jan 17. PMID: 31950731; PMCID: PMC7160483.


Effects of Psychopathy on Neurocognitive Domains of Impulsivity in Abstinent Opiate and Stimulant Users. 

Psederska E, Thomson ND, Bozgunov K, Nedelchev D, Vasilev G, Vassileva J. 

Front Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 9;12:660810. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.660810. PMID: 34177649; PMCID: PMC8219927.


Blood Lead Levels, Hemoglobin, and Liver Enzymes in Opium-Dependent Addicts. 

Montazerifar F, Karajibani M, Lashkaripour M, Sayyad Mollashahi M, Niazi AA, Soltan Mohammadi M, Rahimi Helari S. 

Int J Prev Med. 2021 Jan 19;12:3. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_303_18. PMID: 34084300; PMCID: PMC8106272.


A review of sleep disturbance in adults prescribed medications for opioid use disorder: potential treatment targets for a highly prevalent, chronic problem. 

Wilkerson AK, McRae-Clark AL. 

Sleep Med. 2021 May 27;84:142-153. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.05.021. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34153796.



Opioid use disorder and the brain: a clinical perspective.

Herlinger, K., and Lingford-Hughes, A. (2021) 

Addiction, doi.org/10.1111/add.15636.


Chest imaging of hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by heroin abuse. 

Bond MC, Butler KH, Richardson AC, Blosser KM. 

Clin Case Rep. 2021 Jun 9;9(6):e04366. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.4366. PMID: 34136257; PMCID: PMC8190556.


RKI. DRUCK 2.0 − Pilotierung eines Monitoringsystems zu sexuell und durch Blut übertragenen Infektionen bei Drogengebrauchenden

Laufzeit: 01.04.2020 bis 30.11.2022


Ziel des Projektes ist es, anhand einer Pilotierung verschiedener Methoden in zwei Bundesländern ein nationales Monitoringsystem zu sexuell und durch Blut übertragenen Infektionen bei Menschen mit injizierendem Drogenkonsum (IVD) zu entwickeln.


Oral changes in cocaine abusers: an integrative review. 

Melo CAA, Guimarães HRG, Medeiros RCF, Souza GCA, Santos PBDD, Tôrres ACSP. 

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 May 14:S1808-8694(21)00083-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.04.011. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34034978.


Cocaine and Cardiotoxicity: A Literature Review. 

Pergolizzi JV Jr, Magnusson P, LeQuang JAK, Breve F, Varrassi G. 

Cureus. 2021 Apr 20;13(4):e14594. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14594. PMID: 34036012; PMCID: PMC8136464.


Treatments of Sexual Dysfunction in Opioid Substitution Therapy Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 

Ramli FF, Azizi MH, Syed Hashim SA. 

Int J Med Sci. 2021 Apr 12;18(11):2372-2380. doi: 10.7150/ijms.57641. PMID: 33967614; PMCID: PMC8100642.


International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder. 

Özgen H, Spijkerman R, Noack M, Holtmann M, Schellekens ASA, van de Glind G, Banaschewski T, Barta C, Begeman A, Casas M, Crunelle CL, Daigre Blanco C, Dalsgaard S, Demetrovics Z, den Boer J, Dom G, Eapen V, Faraone SV, Franck J, González RA, Grau-López L, Groenman AP, Hemphälä M, Icick R, Johnson B, Kaess M, Kapitány-Fövény M, Kasinathan JG, Kaye SS, Kiefer F, Konstenius M, Levin FR, Luderer M, Martinotti G, Matthys FIA, Meszaros G, Moggi F, Munasur-Naidoo AP, Post M, Rabinovitz S, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Sala R, Shafi A, Slobodin O, Staal WG, Thomasius R, Truter I, van Kernebeek MW, Velez-Pastrana MC, Vollstädt-Klein S, Vorspan F, Young JT, Yule A, van den Brink W, Hendriks V. 

Eur Addict Res. 2020;26(4-5):223-232. doi: 10.1159/000508385. Epub 2020 Jul 7. PMID: 32634814.


Longitudinal assessment of mental health and well-being in patients being treated with medications for opioid use disorder in primary care. 

Hooker SA, Lonergan-Cullum M, Levy R, Nissly T, Sherman MD. 

Addict Behav Rep. 2021 Apr 23;13:100348. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2021.100348. PMID: 33997252; PMCID: PMC8105616.


Severe rhabdomyolysis induced by co-administration of cocaine and heroin in a 45 years old man treated with rosuvastatin: a case report. 

Mitaritonno M, Lupo M, Greco I, Mazza A, Cervellin G. 

Acta Biomed. 2021 Apr 30;92(S1):e2021089. doi: 10.23750/abm.v92iS1.8858. PMID: 33944852; PMCID: PMC8142779.


Health programmes and services addressing the prevention and management of infectious diseases in persons who inject drugs in Canada: a systematic integrative review protocol.

Alvarez E, Joshi S, Lokker C, Wang A, Pavalagantharajah S, Qiu Y, Sidhu H, Mbuagbaw L, Qutob M, Henedi A, Levine M, Lennox R, Tarride JE, Kalina D. 

BMJ Open. 2020 Aug 13;10(8):e035188. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035188. PMID: 32792428; PMCID: PMC7430337.


Prevalence and Characteristics of Chronic Pain in Buprenorphine and Methadone-Maintained Patients. 

Delorme J, Pennel L, Brousse G, Daulouède JP, Delile JM, Lack P, Gérard A, Dematteis M, Kabore JL, Authier N, Chenaf C; TOXIDOL Study group. 

Front Psychiatry. 2021 Apr 26;12:641430. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.641430. PMID: 33981257; PMCID: PMC8107279.


Injecting drug use, the skin and vasculature. 

Robertson, R., Broers, B., and Harris, M. (2021) 

Addiction, 116: 1914– 1924. doi.org/10.1111/add.15283 


Body Packer Syndrome. 

Arora A, Jain S, Srivastava A, Mehta M, Pancholy K. 

J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2021 Jan-Mar;14(1):51-52. doi: 10.4103/JETS.JETS_41_20. Epub 2021 Mar 23. PMID: 33911438; PMCID: PMC8054804.


A Case Report of Wound Botulism - Rare Disease on the Rise with the Opioid Crisis. 

Kiyokawa M, Haning H. 

Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2021 Feb 1;80(4):88-91. PMID: 33889847; PMCID: PMC8056444.


The effect of opium addiction on short-term postoperative outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A prospective observational cohort study. 

Habibi MR, Alipour A, Soleimani A, Kiabi FH, Habibi A, Emami Zeydi A.

Biomedicine (Taipei). 2020 Dec 1;10(4):23-28. doi: 10.37796/2211-8039.1042. PMID: 33854931; PMCID: PMC7735979.


New-onset Seizures Due to Heroin Addiction. 

Panda PK, Sharawat IK, Choudhury S. 

Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2021 Jan-Feb;24(1):103-105. doi: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_147_20. Epub 2020 Jun 24. PMID: 33911397; PMCID: PMC8061516.


Examining common mental health disorders in people living with HIV on methadone maintenance therapy in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

Mughal, A.Y., Stockton, M.A., Bui, Q. et al. 

Harm Reduct J 18, 45 (2021). doi.org/10.1186/s12954-021-00495-3


Exploration of the physical health of dual users of heroin and crack in methadone treatment who inject or have previously injected drugs 

Heidebrecht F., Macleod M.B., and Dawkins L.

HEROIN ADDICTION AND RELATED CLINICAL PROBLEMS, April 2021, published ahead of print


Rhabdomyolysis related to acute recreational drug toxicity—A Euro-DEN study. 

Waldman W, Kabata PM, Dines AM, Wood DM, Yates C, Heyerdahl F, et al. (2021) 

PLoS ONE 16(3): e0246297. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246297


Complications and hospital stay after endoscopic retrieval of drug baggies in body stuffers: an observational prospective study.

Shabani M, Kefayati M, Hassanian-Moghaddam H, Zamani N, McDonald R. 

Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 8;11(1):5359. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-84898-z. PMID: 33686170; PMCID: PMC7940431.


The Impact of Childhood Emotional Abuse on Pain Interference Among People with Chronic Pain who Inject Drugs in Vancouver, Canada. 

Prangnell A, Shoveller J, Voon P, Shulha H, Grant C, Milloy MJ, Kerr T, Hayashi K. 

Pain Med. 2020 Apr 1;21(4):704-713. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz233. PMID: 32266945; PMCID: PMC7139209.


Prolonged encephalopathy and associated nonconvulsive seizures from suspected pregabalin and tapentadol: Two case reports and review of literature. 

Haji K, Muthu S, Banakh I, Tiruvoipati R. 

Clin Case Rep. 2021 Feb 4;9(3):1362-1366. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.3772. PMID: 33768845; PMCID: PMC7981720.


Impact of opioid agonist treatment on mental health in patients with opioid use disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. 

Moazen-Zadeh E, Ziafat K, Yazdani K, Kamel MM, Wong JSH, Modabbernia A, Blanken P, Verthein U, Schütz CG, Jang K, Akhondzadeh S, Krausz RM. 

Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2021 Mar 29:1-25. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2021.1887202. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33780647.



Foreign Body Aspiration Getting Weird: Crack Pipe Aspiration. 

Bulathsinghala CP, De Silva PR, Dadhwal R, Taweesedt PT, Surani S. 

Cureus. 2021 Feb 10;13(2):e13267. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13267. PMID: 33728203; PMCID: PMC7948311.


Candida Albicans Lung Abscess in an Illicit Drugs User With Hepatitis C Virus Chronic Infection. 

Zippi M, Toma A, Maccioni F, Pica R. 

Cureus. 2021 Feb 4;13(2):e13117. doi: 10.7759/cureus.13117. PMID: 33728135; PMCID: PMC7935243.