Syringe access for the prevention of blood borne infections among injection drug users
- Prevalence and Correlates of the Use of Prefilled Syringes Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in San Diego, CA. Armenta, Richard; Roth, Alexis; Wagner, Karla; Strathdee, Steffanie; Brodine, Stephanie; Cuevas-Mota, Jazmine; Munoz, Fatima; Garfein, Richard; Armenta, Richard F; Roth, Alexis M; Wagner, Karla D; Strathdee, Steffanie A; Brodine, Stephanie K; Munoz, Fatima A; Garfein, Richard S // Journal of Urban Health;Dec2015, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p1081
Persons who inject drugs (PWID) are at increased risk for blood-borne virus (BBV) infections and overdose resulting from high-risk injecting practices. Studies of prefilled syringe use ([PFSU] using a syringe that already contained drug solution when it was obtained by the user), an injection...
- Designing an experimental HIV/HCV intervention to promote the safe re-use of drug preparation materials by injection drug users in Puerto Rico. Finlinson, H. Ann; Colón, Héctor M.; Negrón, Juan; Robles, Rafaela R. // Harm Reduction Journal;2008, Vol. 5, Special section p1
Injection drug users (IDUs) in San Juan, Puerto Rico are characterized by high rates of daily injecting, injection of shared drugs, re-use of injection syringes, and use of shooting galleries. They lack adequate access to new injection syringes and drug preparation equipment, and experience...
- Public safety committee accepts report on clean syringe program. Putnam, Neal // Gay & Lesbian Times;12/31/2009, Issue 1149, p10
The article focuses on the acceptance of the report on the situation of San Diego, California's Clean Syringe Exchange Program by the Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee.
- Medical alert: Unsterile needle. // Glamour;Mar94, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p90
Outlines precautionary measures in receiving needle shots. Requirements for used needles; Inquiring on sterilization technique.
- Pilot Trial of an Intervention Aimed at Modifying Drug Preparation Practices Among Injection Drug Users in Puerto Rico. Colon, Hector M.; Finlinson, Henriette A.; Negron, Juan; Sosa, Irmaly; Rios-Olivares, Eddy; Robles, Rafaela R. // AIDS & Behavior;Jun2009, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p523
Injection drug users (IDUs) contaminate preparation materials with blood-borne pathogens by using syringes as measuring and dispensing devices. In collaboration with IDUs, we developed a preventive intervention consisting of four new preparation practices aimed at avoiding the use of syringes in...
- hypo. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1130
A definition of the term "hypo," which refers to hypodermic syringe or injection, is presented.
- Clinical and financial implications of a district scheme to provide plastic insulin syringes to diabetics. Allen, A.P.; Tymms, D.J.; Leatherdale, B.A. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);6/28/1986, Vol. 292 Issue 6537, p1710
Focuses on the implication of providing plastic insulin syringes to diabetics in Southampton, England. Cost of the multiple use of syringes; Instruction for patients on the use of syringes; Safety on the multiple reuse of the syringes.
- Hypodermic syringe. Stover, Dawn // Popular Science;Feb99, Vol. 254 Issue 2, p11
Cites French physician Charles Pravaz's invention of the first practical hypodermic syringe in 1853. Modern uses of syringes.
- Sterilizable syringes: Excessive risk or cost-effective option? Battersby, A.; Feilden, R. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;1999, Vol. 77 Issue 10, p812
Focuses on the role of sterilizable syringes in providing safe-and cost effective injections in developing countries. Comparison between disposable and sterilizable syringes; Association between disposable syringe use and the increase of injection morbidity; Importance of sterilization in...