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Persistency of Cannabis Use Predicts Violence following Acute Psychiatric Discharge.

Dugré JR, Dellazizzo L, Giguère CÉ, Potvin S, Dumais A.

Front Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 21;8:176. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00176. eCollection 2017.


Sleep Perception and Misperception in Chronic Cocaine Users During Abstinence

Sarah E. Hodges, BA, Brian Pittman, MS, Peter T. Morgan, MD, PhD;

Sleep, Volume 40, Issue 3, 1 March 2017, zsw069, doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsw069



Rosa Damascena oil improved methadone-related sexual dysfunction in females with opioid use disorder under methadone maintenance therapy - results from a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial.

Farnia V, Tatari F, Alikhani M, Yazdchi K, Taghizadeh M, Sadeghi Bahmani D, Karbasizadeh H, Holsboer-Trachsler E, Brand S.

J Psychiatr Res. 2017 Aug 16;95:260-268. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.08.011.



Self-harm, methadone use and drug-related deaths amongst those registered as being of no fixed abode or homeless in Ireland. Glynn, R W and Lynn, Ena and Griffin, E and Fitzgerald, M and Ward, M (2017)

Irish Medical Journal , Early online, October 2017 .


Sleep disordered breathing and chronic respiratory failure in patients with chronic pain on long term opioid therapy.

Rose AR, Catcheside PG, McEvoy RD, Paul D, Kapur D, Peak E, Vakulin A, Antic NA.

J Clin Sleep Med. 2014 Aug 15;10(8):847-52. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.3950.


Maternal Use of Opioids During Pregnancy and Congenital Malformations: A Systematic Review.

Lind JN, Interrante JD, Ailes EC, Gilboa SM, Khan S, Frey MT, Dawson AL, Honein MA, Dowling NF, Razzaghi H, Creanga AA, Broussard CS.

Pediatrics. 2017 Jun;139(6). pii: e20164131. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-4131. Review.



UK. "Mind the gap" – ask about pauses in breathing and snoring if patients are on opioids

Dr Kirstie Anderson from the Regional Sleep Service, Newcastle writes for us on the often-overlooked problems with sleep, and patients on opioids. (SMMGP, UK, September 2017)


The overlap of sleep disturbance and depression in primary care patients treated with buprenorphine.

Garnaat SL, Weisberg RB, Uebelacker LA, Herman DS, Bailey GL, Anderson BJ, Sharkey KM, Stein MD.

Subst Abus. 2017 Sep 13:1-5. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1361498.



Landmark 3-year study indicates that systematically screening all admissions to an acute medical unit for alcohol-related issues is achievable and effective, reports the Journal of Hepatology. (European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), 27.07.2017)


Serotonin syndrome due to co-administration of linezolid and methadone.

Mastroianni A, Ravaglia G.

Infez Med. 2017 Sep 1;25(3):263-266.


The effect of central nervous system depressant, stimulant and hallucinogenic drugs on injury severity in patients admitted for trauma.

Cordovilla-Guardia S, Lardelli-Claret P, Vilar-López R, López-Espuela F, Guerrero-López F, Fernández-Mondéjar E.

Gac Sanit. 2017 Aug 4. pii: S0213-9111(17)30172-3. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2017.06.006.


Blood Lead Levels in Asymptomatic Opium Addict Patients; a Case Control Study.

Ghaemi K, Ghoreishi A, Rabiee N, Alinejad S, Farzaneh E, Amirabadi Zadeh A, Abdollahi M, Mehrpour O.

Emerg (Tehran). 2017;5(1):e69. Epub 2017 Jun 15.


Pulmonary foreign body granulomatosis in a chronic user of powder cocaine.

Khurana S, Chhoda A, Sahay S, Pathania P.

J Bras Pneumol. 2017 Aug 3:0. doi: 10.1590/S1806-37562015000000269.


Poor sleep quality is significantly associated with low sexual satisfaction in Chinese methadone-maintained patients.

Zhang HS, Xu YM, Zhu JH, Zhong BL.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(39):e8214. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000008214.


Depressive Symptomatik bei Erwachsenen in Deutschland

Julia Bretschneider, Ronny Kuhnert, Ulfert Hapke (Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin)

Journal of Health Monitoring 2017 2(3), DOI 10.17886/RKI-GBE-2017-058


Significantly more intense pain in methadone-maintained patients who are addicted to nicotine.

Liu LZ, Tan LX, Xu YM, Liu XB, Chen WC, Zhu JH, Lu J, Zhong BL.

Oncotarget. 2017 Jul 13;8(36):60576-60580. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.19222. eCollection 2017 Sep 1.


Further Evidence of a Specific Psychopathology of Addiction. Differentiation from Other Psychiatric Psychopathological Dimensions (Such as Obesity).

Maremmani AGI, Cerniglia L, Cimino S, Bacciardi S, Rovai L, Pallucchini A, Spera V, Perugi G, Maremmani I.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Aug 21;14(8). pii: E943. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14080943.


The challenge of perioperative pain management in opioid-tolerant patients.

Coluzzi F, Bifulco F, Cuomo A, Dauri M, Leonardi C, Melotti RM, Natoli S, Romualdi P, Savoia G, Corcione A.

Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2017 Sep 5;13:1163-1173. doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S141332. eCollection 2017. Review.


Stroke and methamphetamine use in young adults: a review

Lappin JM, Darke S, Farrell M

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry Published Online First: 23 August 2017. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2017-316071



Sustained effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Healthy Activity Programme, a brief psychological treatment for depression delivered by lay counsellors in primary care: 12-month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial.

Weobong B, Weiss HA, McDaid D, Singla DR, Hollon SD, Nadkarni A, et al. (2017)

PLoS Med 14(9): e1002385. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002385