Joji Suzuki

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BACKGROUND The increased incidence of alcohol use disorders (AUD) after bariatric surgery has been proposed despite limited empirical support. We sought to determine the prevalence of current and lifetime AUD and other Axis I diagnoses in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, and to test the hypothesis that greater weight loss is associated with a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Opioid dependent patients are hospitalized frequently. We aimed to determine if initiation of buprenorphine treatment during hospitalization facilitates entry into treatment following discharge. METHODS Retrospective case series (n = 47). RESULTS Twenty-two (46.8%) patients successfully initiated buprenorphine treatment within(More)
OBJECTIVE To implement a collaborative care management program with buprenorphine in a primary care clinic. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING A busy urban academic primary care clinic affiliated with a tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS Opioid-dependent patients or patients with chronic pain using opioids nonmedically were recruited(More)
BACKGROUND A new class of synthetic hallucinogens called NBOMe has emerged as drugs of abuse. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to conduct a systematic review of published reports of toxicities associated with NBOMe ingestion. METHODS We searched PubMed for relevant English-language citations that described adverse effects from analytically confirmed human NBOMe(More)
BACKGROUND Fentanyl and non-pharmaceutical fentanyls (NPFs) have been responsible for numerous outbreaks of overdoses all over the United States since the 1970s. However, there has been a growing concern in recent years that NPFs are contributing to an alarming rise in the number of opioid-related overdoses. METHODS The authors conducted a narrative(More)
BACKGROUND Opioid use disorders are a growing public health problem in the United States. Most women who are opioid-dependent are of childbearing age, and management of opioid dependence during pregnancy poses unique challenges. Assessment includes evaluation for addiction, withdrawal syndromes, and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses. Consultation-liaison (C-L)(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to characterize medical inpatients with acute pain suspected of non-medical opioid use. METHOD Medical inpatients treated with opioids for acute pain referred for psychiatric consultation were administered questionnaires including the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Pain Patients (SOAPP) and the Hospital Misuse(More)
Intravenous injection of drugs is associated with a host of medical complications, notably soft-tissue infections. On the contrary, intra-arterial injections of drugs have also been reported, largely restricted to inadvertent injections. Here we describe a patient who engaged in repeated intra-arterial injections of heroin when she exhausted most of her(More)