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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Blanco C, Hasin DS, Wall MM
Cannabis use and risk of psychiatric disorders: prospective evidence from a US national longitudinal study.
The researchers examined prospective associations between cannabis use and risk of mental health and substance use disorders in the general adult population. Within the general population, cannabis use is associated with an increased risk for several substance use disorders. Physicians and policy makers should take these associations of cannabis use under careful consideration.
Citation: Blanco C, Hasin DS, Wall MM . Cannabis use and risk of psychiatric disorders: prospective evidence from a US national longitudinal study. JAMA Psychiatry 2016 Apr;73(4):388-95. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.3229.
Keywords: Substance Abuse, Behavioral Health, Risk, Adverse Drug Events (ADE)
Katz DF, Sun J, Khatri V
QTc interval screening in an opioid treatment program.
This pilot study supports the feasibility of implementing a population-based electrocardiographic monitoring program in order to decrease the QTc interval in high-risk patients undergoing methadone maintenance in an opioid treatment program. Clinical characteristics alone were inadequate to identify patients in need of electrocardiographic screening.
Citation: Katz DF, Sun J, Khatri V . QTc interval screening in an opioid treatment program. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 1;112(7):1013-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.05.037..
Keywords: Opioids, Medication, Substance Abuse, Screening, Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Adverse Events, Medication: Safety, Risk, Implementation