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Internal Medicine must play an important role in addiction medicine. Although Psychiatry has been the dominant discipline in the addictions field, this article explores how the internist can bring special insight to the understanding of addictions. The article documents how Internal Medicine,...
Women and men with alcohol use disorders differ in many respects. A retrospective medical record review of 132 patients was performed to determine outpatient clinic utilization, presentation patterns and physician actions related to patient gender and lifetime DIS-status. Women, irrespective of...
Gender differences in the ways a risk factor approach explains onset of using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD), reported use of ATOD and adverse consequences from ATOD use were investigated by means of separate path analyses for male and female adolescents. A fully recursive model was...
This study comprises data from a consecutive series of 52 heterosexual male alcoholics. The purpose of the study was to describe sexual interest and cohabiting relationships and to analyse the influence of personality and biological factors on these phenomena. An increased sexual interest or...
Studies of the prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse among trauma patients have produced recommendations that all trauma patients be screened for these substances. But a national survey of trauma centers showed that just 72.0% of level 1 trauma centers routinely obtain blood alcohol levels on...
One hundred male U.A.E nationals (50 smokers and 50 non-smokers) rated their own risk for developing heart disease, developing arthritis and having an automobile accident; and the risks facing the average smoker and average non-smoker. Smokers in the U.A.E., like smokers in the U.K.,1 exhibited...
Incomplete antituberculous chemoprophylaxis and treatment are major causes of the resurgence of tuberculosis, often drug-resistant, among drug users. We offered directly observed antituberculous chemoprophylaxis (n = 102) or treatment (n = 12) to eligible methadone maintenance treatment...
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