- Assessing the validity of recent estimates of problematic drug use in England. Frisher, M.; Forsyth, A. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Jan2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p87
Background: The Home Office has recently published estimates which, for the first time, provide a "robust national estimate" of the number of problematic drug users in England. The 2004/05 and 2005/06 estimates are the highest estimates ever produced for England and coincide with the highest...
- POINTS FOR PRACTICE. // Community Care;3/17/2011, Issue 1857, p32
The article offers suggestions on early identification of problematic parental drug use.
- Automated Detection of Off-Label Drug Use. Jung, Kenneth; LePendu, Paea; Chen, William S.; Iyer, Srinivasan V.; Readhead, Ben; Dudley, Joel T.; Shah, Nigam H. // PLoS ONE;Feb2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
Off-label drug use, defined as use of a drug in a manner that deviates from its approved use defined by the drug's FDA label, is problematic because such uses have not been evaluated for safety and efficacy. Studies estimate that 21% of prescriptions are off-label, and only 27% of those have...
- DOUBLE THE DRAMA. Miller, Alison // Community Care;1/8/2003, Issue 1453, p34
Focuses on Cracked, an awareness-raising workshop operated by the Immediate Theatre in London, England which uses the arts to unravel the experiences of social service users with dual diagnosis of mental health problems and problematic drug and alcohol use. Reason for creating the workshop;...
- Interpreting methamphetamine levels in a high-use community. Chiaia-Hernandez, Aurea; Banta-Green, Caleb; Field, Jennifer // Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p1471
Introduction: Illicit drug use is a largely hidden phenomenon, and population measures are notoriously problematic. Reliable and valid data for local, regional, and national public health and other interventions are needed. Methods: To address this information, we examined temporal trends within...
- Addiction and dependence--I: Illicit drugs. Gerada, Claire; Ashworth, Mark // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/02/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7103, p297
Focuses on the use of illicit drugs in Great Britain. Factors that determines whether drug use becomes continuous and problematic; Commonly misused drugs; Dependence syndrome; Medical complications of drug misuse; Practical management of drug dependence.
- Prevention of Problematic Drugs Use. // Drugs & Alcohol Today;May2005, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p41
Reviews the book "Prevention of Problematic Drugs Use," by Tim Stockwell, Paul Gruenewald, John Toumbourou and Wendy Loxley.
- FOR THE RECORD. // Pulse;10/22/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 36, p21
A correction to the article about the Great Britain Drug Policy Commission's release of information about problematic drug use that was published in the October 2008 issue is presented.
- Research notes. Watson, Roger // Nursing Standard;1/14/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 18, p23
Discusses the issue of validity in medical research. Definition of validity; Estimation of validity; Importance of knowing how valid the measurements one use in clinical practice; Ways in which validity may be estimated; Problem in validating a measurement scale.
- 008â€…Causal effects of COX-2 selective inhibitors relative to non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on gastrointestinal bleeding and acute myocardial infarction: an instrumental variable analysis. Davies, N M; Davey-Smith, G; Windmeijer, F; Martin, R M // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Sep2010 Supp, Vol. 64, pA3
Objective To compare ordinary least squares (OLS) and instrumental variable (IV) estimates of the effects of COX-2 selective inhibitor non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (COX-2s) relative to non-selective NSAIDs (non-selectives) on incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and acute...