The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases

Author: Edited by Norton, MD
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Published: 2021
Pages: 268
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2025

1. The epidemiology of the opioid overdose epidemic in the United States
Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH

2. The case of Scott County: injection drug use and HIV/hepatitis C virus Outbreak
John Cafardi, MD, Judith Feinberg, MD

3. Opioid use disorder and rural America
Wajiha Z. Akhtar, PhD, MPH, Judith Feinberg, MD

4. Opioid use disorder and HIV
Gregory M. Lucas, MD, PhD

5. The Intersection of the Opioid and Hepatitis C Epidemics
Divya Ahuja, MD, Irene Pericot-Valverde, PhD & Alain H. Litwin, MD

6. Chronic hepatitis B and the intersection with opioid use disorders
Kali Zhou, MD, MAS, Norah Terrault, MD, MPH

7. Opioid Use Disorder and Endocarditis
Christopher F. Rowley

8. Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Infectious Diseases, and the Criminal Justice System
Jody Rich and Radha Sadacharan

9. Modeling the impact of harm reduction for opioid use disorder on infectious disease prevention
Annick Bo´rquez, PhD, MSc, Javier A. Cepeda, PhD, MPH, Natasha K. Martin, DPhil

10. Notes on harm reduction and the opioid epidemic in the United States
Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD, Jonathan Feelemyer, Hayley Berg, David Perlman

11. Outpatient opioid use disorder treatment for the ID physician
Dharushana Muthulingam, Lynn M. Madden, Frederick L. Altice

12. Inpatient opioid use disorder treatment for the infectious disease physician
Nikhil Seval, MD, Ellen Eaton, MD, MSPH, Sandra A. Springer, MD

13. HIV preexposure prophylaxis for people who inject drugs
Roman Shrestha, PhD, Benjamin McCoy-Redd, BS, Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, MS, FACP

Meets Florida 1-hour specialty rquirements in microbiology and clinical chemistry. For those certified by ASCP, it provides 6 hours in microbiology, 3 in clinical chemistry, and 3 in general.

The Opioid Epidemic offers timely guidance on the junction of the opioid crisis and infectious diseases, providing concise yet comprehensive coverage of a growing patient population. Infectious disease specialists are increasingly seeing patients who previously used opioids and now use intravenous drugs. Many challenges are unique to this patient population, including new and growing infections such as hepatitis C, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. This text is an up-to-date, real-world guide that covers the scope of the problem, including management guidelines. 

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