Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract

Creator: Shawn McNeil, MD
Duration: 14:43
Journal of Addiction Medicine January/February 2018, Volume 12, Issue 1;
In episode four of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Gerald Cochran of the University of Pittsburgh. His recent article details a pilot study which assesses a patient navigation intervention model for pregnant women with opioid use disorder. This represents a novel application for patient navigation. He details the clinical relevance of these techniques and discusses the potential impact of his findings.
Creator: Shawn McNeil, MD
Duration: 11:22
Journal of Addiction Medicine November/December 2017, Volume 11, Issue 6;
In episode three of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Sarah Bagley of Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Her recent commentary addresses the approach clinicians take in treating adolescents with opioid use disorder and perceptions about the use of medication management. She also discusses the recent policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning the use of pharmacotherapy with buprenorphine/naloxone, methadone, and naltrexone in this population.
Creator: Shawn McNeil, MD
Duration: 14:47
Journal of Addiction Medicine November/December 2017, Volume 11, Issue 6;
In episode two of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Stefan Kertesz of the University of Alabama Birmingham and the Birmingham VA Medical Center. In his recent piece from the Journal, Dr. Kertesz discusses the challenge of treating patients who obtain benzodiazepines from another provider in addition to known prescribed opiates. He addresses this issue in the context of the results from a recent study by McClure, et al. in the same issue of the Journal which analyzes patterns of urine drug test results from a national laboratory.
Creator: Shawn McNeil, MD
Duration: 26:30
Journal of Addiction Medicine September/October 2017, Volume 11, Issue 5;
In this episode of Addiction Medicine: Beyond the Abstract, we are joined by Dr. Daniel Alford of Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. His new study takes a closer look at the continuation of opiate agonist treatment in the perioperative setting among women undergoing cesarean section. Dr. Alford talks about the study, its limitations and applicability, and how the findings compare to current trends in practice. He also discusses his career in studying and treating patients with these issues.