Prevalence and Characteristics of Femoral Injection among Seattle-Area Injection Drug Users

@article{Coffin2011PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and Characteristics of Femoral Injection among Seattle-Area Injection Drug Users},
  author={Phillip Oliver Coffin and Lara S. Coffin and Shilo Murphy and Lindsay M. Jenkins and Matthew Robert Golden},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={89},
  pages={365-372}
}
Injection drug use (IDU) into central veins, most common among long-term IDUs with no other options, can lead to severe infectious, vascular, and traumatic medical consequences. To follow-up on anecdotal reports of femoral vein injection and related medical problems in Seattle, we analyzed data from the annual survey of a community-based syringe exchange program. A total of 276 (81%) of 343 program attendees completed the survey in August 2010. Among 248 IDUs, 66% were male, 78% white, and 86… CONTINUE READING
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