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Are poker players all the same? : latent class analysis
Poker is the gambling game that is currently gaining the most in popularity. However, there is little information on poker players' characteristics and risk factors. Furthermore, the first studies described poker players, ...
Prevalence and correlates of prescription opioid residue injection
Abstract: BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence of intravenous administration of prescription opioids (POs) in several countries. Preparation of POs for injection may leave residues in containers and filters used by people ...
Drug use practices among people who inject drugs in a context of drug market changes: Challenges for optimal coverage of harm reduction programs
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Until the early 2000s, people who inject drugs (PWID) in Québec had mainly been injecting powder cocaine and heroin. Since then, ethnographic studies have shown that the drug market has diversified, ...
Understanding experiences of and rationales for sharing crack-smoking equipment: A qualitative study with persons who smoke crack in Montréal
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The distribution of safer crack-smoking equipment has been implemented in several Canadian cities to reduce potential health risks such as transmission of blood borne viruses (BBV). Little is known ...
Nonmedical use of prescription medication among adolescents using drugs in Quebec
Other titre : Utilisation non médicale des médicaments d’ordonnance chez les adolescents utilisant des drogues au Québec
Abstract : OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and factors associated with nonmedical use of prescription medication (NMUPM) among adolescents who use drugs (ages 12 to 17 years) in Quebec. METHOD: Secondary data ...
Risk factors associated with unsafe injection practices at the first injection episode among intravenous drug users in France : results from PrimInject, an Internet survey
Abstract : Background. New drug use patterns may increase the risk of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis infections. In France, new injection patterns among youths with diverse social backgrounds have emerged, which ...
Opioid prescribing practices and training needs of Québec family physicians for chronic noncancer pain
Abstract : AIM: To examine medical practices and training needs of Québec family physicians with respect to pain management and opioid prescription for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP). METHODOLOGY: An online survey was ...
Sex work as an emerging risk factor for human immunodeficiency virus seroconversion among people who inject drugs in the SurvUDI network
Other titre : Sex work as an emerging risk factor for HIV seroconversion among people who inject drugs in the SurvUDI network
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Recent analyses have shown an emerging positive association between sex work and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in the SurvUDI network. METHODS: ...
Predictors of residential stability among homeless young adults : a cohort study.
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Homelessness episodes have been shown to be associated with serious health outcomes among youth. This study was undertaken to estimate the probability of reaching residential stability over time and ...
Visits to primary care physicians among persons who inject drugs at high risk of hepatitis C virus infection: room for improvement
The role of primary care physicians (PCP) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevention is increasingly emphasized. Yet, little is known about the patterns of contacts with PCP among persons who inject drugs (PWID). We sought to ...