• Publications
  • Influence
Clinical practice. Unhealthy alcohol use.
  • R. Saitz
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 10 February 2005
A 32-year-old man has a three-month history of difficulty sleeping. On questioning, he mentions that he drinks four to six glasses of wine three to four times per week. How should his case beExpand
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PTSD in Urban Primary Care: High Prevalence and Low Physician Recognition
BACKGROUNDPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with medical and psychological morbidity. The prevalence of PTSD in urban primary care has not been well described.OBJECTIVETo measure theExpand
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Unhealthy Drinking Patterns in Older Adults: Prevalence and Associated Characteristics
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of unhealthy drinking patterns in community‐dwelling older adults and its association with sociodemographic and health characteristics.
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Alcohol Consumption and HIV Disease Progression
Objective:To assess the relation between alcohol consumption and laboratory markers of HIV disease progression. Methods:We prospectively assessed CD4 cell counts, HIV RNA levels, and alcoholExpand
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Primary Care Validation of a Single-Question Alcohol Screening Test
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDUnhealthy alcohol use is prevalent but under-diagnosed in primary care settings.OBJECTIVETo validate, in primary care, a single-item screening test for unhealthy alcohol useExpand
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Alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care: Absence of evidence for efficacy in people with dependence or very heavy drinking.
  • R. Saitz
  • Medicine
  • Drug and alcohol review
  • 1 November 2010
ISSUES Although screening and brief intervention (BI) in the primary-care setting reduces unhealthy alcohol use, its efficacy among patients with dependence has not been established. This systematicExpand
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Introduction to Alcohol Withdrawal
  • R. Saitz
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Alcohol health and research world
  • 1998
Heavy drinkers who suddenly decrease their alcohol consumption or abstain completely may experience alcohol withdrawal (AW). Signs and symptoms of AW can include, among others, mild to moderateExpand
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Homeless Chronicity and Health-Related Quality of Life Trajectories Among Adults With Addictions
Background:New federal initiatives target funds toward chronically homeless as distinct from other homeless persons. Few data exist, however, to substantiate the implications of chronic homelessnessExpand
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Screening and intervention for alcohol problems. A national survey of primary care physicians and psychiatrists.
OBJECTIVE To describe adult primary care physicians' and psychiatrists' approach to alcohol screening and treatment, and to identify correlates of more optimal practices. DESIGN Cross-sectionalExpand
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Screening and brief intervention online for college students: the ihealth study.
AIMS To test the feasibility of online alcohol screening and brief intervention (BI) by comparing (i) two approaches to inviting all students to be screened, and (ii) a minimal versus a moreExpand
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