Prevalence of Drug Use in Pregnant West Virginia Patients (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Prevalence of Drug Use in Pregnant West Virginia Patients (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Introduction Substance abuse in pregnancy is known to have deleterious effects on neonates. These effects differ with respect to the substance ingested and can include neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), low birth weight, intrauterine fetal demise, and structural abnormalities such as gastroschisis.

Buprenorphine Clinics: An Integrated and Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Opioid Dependence (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Buprenorphine Clinics: An Integrated and Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Opioid Dependence (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Introduction Opioid dependence remains a very difficult problem facing the state of West Virginia, be it prescription opioids or heroin. Access to care for those struggling with opioid dependence continues to be problematic as well.

Preliminary Evaluation of the WV Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Preliminary Evaluation of the WV Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Introduction In 2008, 33.9 million retail prescription drugs were filled in West Virginia. (1) West Virginians filled an average of 18.7 prescriptions per capita in 2008 whereas the United States average was only 12 prescriptions per capita. (1) Both fatal and non-fatal prescription drug overdoses represent increasing problems in West Virginia as well. From 1999-2004, […]

HIV-2 Goes Global: An Unaddressed Issue in Indian Anti-Retroviral Programmes (Commentary) (Report)

HIV-2 Goes Global: An Unaddressed Issue in Indian Anti-Retroviral Programmes (Commentary) (Report)

In this issue, a report by Chiara et at (1) is one of the first to originate from India on the outcomes of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dually infected patients. They describe the proportions, baseline characteristics and outcomes of ART in HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2-infected individuals managed in an urban referral clinic […]

Approach to Pain Management in a Large Outpatient Clinic Population (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

Approach to Pain Management in a Large Outpatient Clinic Population (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Report)

General approaches to chronic pain syndromes While pain management is not the intended primary focus of outpatient clinics, about one-third of the United States population experiences chronic pain, and pain is the most common reason for patient visits. (1) Providing compassionate and effective control of persistent pain while avoiding inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances remains […]

Filling an Unmet Need: A Support Group for Early Stage/ Young Onset Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Offered by the Alzheimer's Association of West Virginia (Special Issue: Commentary)

Filling an Unmet Need: A Support Group for Early Stage/ Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Offered by the Alzheimer’s Association of West Virginia (Special Issue: Commentary)

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), is the most common form of dementia, afflicting an estimated 5.3 million individuals nationwide. (1) Included in this figure are approximately 220,000-640,000 individuals considered to have “Early Onset” or “Young Onset” dementia,” defined as dementia occurring before the age of 65. (2) Alzheimer’s afflicts women more than men. In the Framingham Study, […]