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Perceptions and self-reported competency related to testing, management and treatment of hepatitis C virus infection among physicians prescribing opioid agonist treatment: The C-SCOPE study.

Int J Drug Policy 2018 Nov 23;63:29-38. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Greenville, Greenville, SC, USA; Greenville Health System, Department of Medicine, Greenville, SC, USA; Clemson University School of Health Research, Clemson, SC, USA.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S09553959183027
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.10.012DOI Listing
November 2018

A Cost Reimbursement Model for Hepatitis C Treatment Care Coordination.

J Public Health Manag Pract 2018 Jul 2. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York (Drs Behrends and Schackman and Mss Eggman and Gutkind); New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Queens, New York (Ms Bresnahan and Drs Fluegge and Laraque); Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York (Drs Litwin and Shukla and Mr Meissner); Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York (Drs Litwin and Shukla); Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York (Drs Perumalswami and Weiss); and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York (Dr Perumalswami and Ms Wyatt).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHH.0000000000000806DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6314903PMC
July 2018

Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Patients Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Review of Best Practice.

Infect Dis Clin North Am 2018 06;32(2):347-370

Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 3300 Kossuth Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2018.02.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6022838PMC
June 2018

Drug Purchasing Strategies to Treat People With Hepatitis C in the Criminal Justice System.

Am J Public Health 2018 May;108(5):607-608

Matthew J. Akiyama is with the Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Rich Feffer is with Hepatitis Education Project, Seattle, WA. William H. von Oehsen III is with Powers Pyle Sutter & Verville PC, Washington, DC. Alain H. Litwin is with the Department of Medicine, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC; University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville; and Clemson University School of Health Research, Clemson, SC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304362DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5888063PMC
May 2018

Reply to Walter et al.'s letter to the editor.

Stat Methods Med Res 2018 Jan 1:962280218767707. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

1 Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0962280218767707DOI Listing
January 2018

Cigarette Smoking Behaviors and Beliefs in Persons Living With Hepatitis C.

Nicotine Tob Res 2017 Jul;19(7):836-844

Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw212DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6075395PMC
July 2017

Correlates of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the Targeted Testing Program of the New York City Jail System.

Public Health Rep 2017 Jan/Feb;132(1):41-47. Epub 2016 Dec 14.

2 New York City Health + Hospitals Correctional Health Services, New York, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0033354916679367DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5298495PMC
July 2017

Sample size determinations for group-based randomized clinical trials with different levels of data hierarchy between experimental and control arms.

Stat Methods Med Res 2017 Feb 11;26(1):399-413. Epub 2016 Jul 11.

1 Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0962280214547381DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4329103PMC
February 2017

Elbasvir-Grazoprevir to Treat Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Persons Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Randomized Trial.

Ann Intern Med 2016 Nov 9;165(9):625-634. Epub 2016 Aug 9.

From The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia; Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway; Auckland Clinical Studies, Auckland, New Zealand; Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California; ID Care, Hillsborough, New Jersey; China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and Merck & Co., Kenilworth, New Jersey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/M16-0816DOI Listing
November 2016

No Differences in Achieving Hepatitis C Virus Care Milestones Between Patients Identified by Birth Cohort or Risk-Based Screening.

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016 09 19;14(9):1356-60. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2016.04.017DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5822431PMC
September 2016

Evidence-based interventions to enhance assessment, treatment, and adherence in the chronic Hepatitis C care continuum.

Int J Drug Policy 2015 Oct 17;26(10):922-35. Epub 2015 May 17.

Section of Infectious Diseases, AIDS Program, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States; Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.05.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4577454PMC
October 2015

Successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C with triple therapy in an opioid agonist treatment program.

Int J Drug Policy 2015 Oct 20;26(10):1014-9. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA; Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.08.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4833390PMC
October 2015

The common sense model applied to hepatitis C: a qualitative analysis of the impact of disease comparison and witnessed death on hepatitis C illness perception.

Harm Reduct J 2015 Jun 20;12:20. Epub 2015 Jun 20.

Department of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 East 210 St., Bronx, NY, 10467, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12954-015-0054-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4477484PMC
June 2015

Hepatitis infection in the treatment of opioid dependence and abuse.

Subst Abuse 2008 28;1:15-61. Epub 2008 Apr 28.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4395041PMC
May 2015

Physician nonadherence with a hepatitis C screening program.

Qual Manag Health Care 2014 Jan-Mar;23(1):1-9

Department of Medicine (Drs Southern and Litwin), Division of Hospital Medicine (Dr Southern), Division of General Internal Medicine (Dr Litwin), and Department of Family and Social Medicine (Dr McKee), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; Department of Health Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (Drs Drainoni, Christiansen, and Gifford and Ms Koppelman); Department of Medicine (Drs Drainoni and Gifford), Division of General Internal Medicine (Dr Gifford), Section of Infectious Diseases (Dr Drainoni), Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts; Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, ENRM Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts (Drs Drainoni, Christiansen, and Gifford and Ms Koppelman); and Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia (Drs Smith and Weinbaum).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QMH.0000000000000007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5464610PMC
April 2015

Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of varenicline directly observed therapy delivered in methadone clinics.

Addict Sci Clin Pract 2014 Jun 13;9. Epub 2014 Jun 13.

Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, 10467 Bronx, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1940-0640-9-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4084498PMC
June 2014

Models of care for the management of hepatitis C virus among people who inject drugs: one size does not fit all.

Clin Infect Dis 2013 Aug;57 Suppl 2:S56-61

Arud Centres for Addiction Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit271DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6279207PMC
August 2013

Social support networks and primary care use by HIV-infected drug users.

J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2013 Mar-Apr;24(2):135-44. Epub 2012 Aug 4.

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2012.05.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3619533PMC
July 2013

Concurrent group treatment for hepatitis C: implementation and outcomes in a methadone maintenance treatment program.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2012 Dec 2;43(4):424-32. Epub 2012 Oct 2.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2012.08.007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3505858PMC
December 2012

Effectiveness of a risk screener in identifying hepatitis C virus in a primary care setting.

Am J Public Health 2012 Nov 20;102(11):e115-21. Epub 2012 Sep 20.

Department of Health and Policy Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300659DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3477946PMC
November 2012

Impact of adherence counseling dose on antiretroviral adherence and HIV viral load among HIV-infected methadone maintained drug users.

AIDS Care 2012 24;24(7):828-35. Epub 2012 Jan 24.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2011.644231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3380183PMC
October 2012

Social networks of substance users with HIV infection: application of the Norbeck Social Support Scale.

West J Nurs Res 2012 Aug 2;34(5):621-34. Epub 2011 Sep 2.

University of Missouri–Kansas City, School of Nursing, 2497 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA.

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0193945911419679
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945911419679DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3872447PMC
August 2012

Primary care-based interventions are associated with increases in hepatitis C virus testing for patients at risk.

Dig Liver Dis 2012 Jun 18;44(6):497-503. Epub 2012 Feb 18.

Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2011.12.014DOI Listing
June 2012

Directly observed antiretroviral therapy eliminates adverse effects of active drug use on adherence.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2012 Jan 31;120(1-3):174-80. Epub 2011 Aug 31.

Department of Medicine (Division of General Internal Medicine), Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.07.025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3245772PMC
January 2012

Lack of sustained improvement in adherence or viral load following a directly observed antiretroviral therapy intervention.

Clin Infect Dis 2011 Nov 2;53(9):936-43. Epub 2011 Sep 2.

Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir537DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3189166PMC
November 2011

Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of directly observed hepatitis C treatment delivered in methadone clinics.

BMC Infect Dis 2011 Nov 12;11:315. Epub 2011 Nov 12.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-11-315DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3227608PMC
November 2011

Directly observed antiretroviral therapy in substance abusers receiving methadone maintenance therapy does not cause increased drug resistance.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2011 May 23;27(5):535-41. Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center , Bronx, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/AID.2010.0181DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3083727PMC
May 2011

Directly observed antiretroviral therapy improves adherence and viral load in drug users attending methadone maintenance clinics: a randomized controlled trial.

Drug Alcohol Depend 2011 Jan 15;113(2-3):192-9. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.07.025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003759PMC
January 2011

Low rates of hepatitis A and B vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C at an urban methadone maintenance program.

J Addict Dis 2010 Oct;29(4):461-5

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2010.509281DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2982770PMC
October 2010

Successful integration of hepatitis C evaluation and treatment services with methadone maintenance.

J Addict Med 2010 Mar;4(1):20-6

Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

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https://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=01271255-201003000-000
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ADM.0b013e3181add3deDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2872238PMC
March 2010

Successful treatment of chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon in combination with ribavirin in a methadone maintenance treatment program.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2009 Jul 28;37(1):32-40. Epub 2008 Nov 28.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2008.09.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2692471PMC
July 2009

Hepatitis C management by addiction medicine physicians: results from a national survey.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2007 Jul 26;33(1):99-105. Epub 2007 Mar 26.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2006.12.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2929905PMC
July 2007

Effects of pegylated interferon alfa-2b on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of methadone: a prospective, nonrandomized, crossover study in patients coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV receiving methadone maintenance treatment.

Clin Ther 2007 Jan;29(1):131-8

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10461, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2007.01.009DOI Listing
January 2007

The impact of barriers to hepatitis C virus treatment in recovering heroin users maintained on methadone.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2005 Oct;29(3):159-65

Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2005.06.002DOI Listing
October 2005

Integrating services for injection drug users infected with hepatitis C virus with methadone maintenance treatment: challenges and opportunities.

Clin Infect Dis 2005 Apr;40 Suppl 5:S339-45

Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10455, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/427450DOI Listing
April 2005