Yale Study: Trends in the Use of Buprenorphine in US Emergency Departments, 2002-2017
Greg Rhee, PhD, Assistant Professor Adjunct, is first author of a paper published in JAMA Network Open that examines the trends of buprenorphine use in emergency departments in the United States from 2002 (when it was approved) through 2017.Source: JAMA Network Open
WHRY Funds Study on Psychological Resilience in COVID-19 Health Care Providers
Women’s Health Research at Yale announced funding for a new collaborative study with researchers at Mt. Sinai Medical Hospital in New York on the personal and professional stressors and coping strategies of frontline health care providers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic
Debates Regarding the Classification, Categorization, and Conceptualization of Problematic Internet Use and Video Gaming
Stephanie Yarnell-Mac Grory, MD, PhD, and Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of the paper, "Debates Regarding the Classification, Categorization, and Conceptualization of Problematic Internet Use and Video Gaming."Source: Oxford Handbook on Digital Technologies and Mental Health
WHRY Launches Studies on Endometrial Cancer, Addiction to Opioids, and Stroke
While continuing to focus on the impacts of COVID-19, the center has enlarged its research portfolio to include new projects on the prevention of endometrial cancer in a growing cohort of women at high risk, non-opioid pain management following a cesarean section for women with opioid use disorder who are in recovery, and sex differences in stroke.
Pharmacological Treatment of Pain Among Persons With Opioid Addiction: A Systematic Review
Four Yale affiliates are co-authors of a paper published in Addiction Biology that sought to systematically review studies that investigate pharmacotherapies for pain among persons with opioid use disorder.Source: Addiction Biology
Suicide Attempts and Homelessness: Timing of Attempts Among Recently Homeless, Past Homeless, and Never Homeless Adults
Yale researchers, including first author and third-year psychiatry resident Tanner Bommersbach, MD, MPH, and senior author Robert Rosenheck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Health Policy, co-wrote a paper in Psychiatric Services that examined whether suicide attempts typically precede or occur during episodes of homelessness in a representative national sample.Source: Psychiatric Services
Ivezaj: Language Matters: Patients’ Preferred Terms for Discussing Obesity and Disordered Eating with Health Care Providers After Bariatric Surgery
Many weight‐related and loss‐of‐control eating terms are viewed as undesirable. Health care providers should begin with neutrally rated terms and ask patients about their language preferences when speaking with individuals before/after bariatric surgery to improve patient‐centered care and reduce perceived weight bias.Source: Obesity: A Research Journal
Building Psychiatric Quality Programs and Defining Quality Leadership Roles at Four Academic Medical Centers
Luming Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is first author of a paper published in Academic Psychiatry that describes four academic psychiatry quality programs; highlights the roles, responsibilities, and critical skills of quality improvement leaders; and shares project examples.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Zimbrean, Forray: The Educational Value of Outpatient Consultation-Liaison Rotations
Paula Zimbrean, MD, and Ariadna Forray, MD, are the first and contributing authors, respectively, of a paper published in Psychosomatics that outlines the importance of training residents in practicing psychiatry in outpatient medical settings.Source: Psychosomatics
Rhee, Rosenheck: Why Are Black Adults Over-Represented Among Individuals Who Have Experienced Lifetime Homelessness?
Although previous studies suggested that black homeless men have higher rates of drug abuse than white homeless men, the findings highlight the fact that black–white disparities in lifetime homeless risk are associated with socio-structural factors (eg, income and incarceration) and individual adverse events (eg, traumatic events), and not associated with psychiatric or substance use disorders.Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Inpatient Milieu Therapy: Considerations for Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth
Hun Millard, MD, and Timothy VanDeusen, MD, are first and senior authors, respectively, of a paper published in Adolescent Psychiatry that provides the basic framework for milieu treatment within an acute care setting when working with adolescents and transitional age youth.Source: Adolescent Psychiatry
van Dyck: Combating Heightened Social Isolation of Nursing Home Elders: The Telephone Outreach in the COVID-19 Outbreak Program
In a new article by lead author Laura van Dyck, a fifth-year MD student planning on going into Geriatric Psychiatry, Social isolation and loneliness in nursing home seniors—a common concern now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—is partly relieved by our replicable telephone outreach program.Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Evaluating Bystander Intervention Training to Address Patient Harassment at the Veterans Health Administration
Mark Relyea, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, is the lead author of a new study that evaluated implementation of a VA harassment awareness and bystander intervention training that teaches health care staff how to identify and intervene in the harassment of women veteran patients.Source: ScienceDirect
Yale Researchers Take Stem Cells One Step Closer to Replacing Parathyroid Gland Function
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells, a significant milestone along the path toward helping people who lack the hormones released by parathyroid glands.
Cannabinoid Use in Psychotic Patients Impacts Inflammatory Levels and Their Association with Psychosis Severity
In a new study, Yale researchers, including first author and resident Claire Gibson, MD, and contributor Anahita Bassir Nia, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, measured inflammatory markers in individuals admitted to a psychiatric unit with acute psychosis who had toxicology positive for natural and/or synthetic cannabinoids compared to patients with negative cannabinoid toxicology.Source: ScienceDirect
New Study by Yale Psychiatry Researchers Identifies How to Better Screen for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
Despite increasing implementation of health care-based screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization, there is little focus and evidence-base to inform practice and policy for IPV perpetration. Yet patients and health care providers tend to agree on many elements of how to effectively screen for IPV perpetration, a new study by Yale Psychiatry researchers concludes.