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General /Miscellaneous Reports
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Development of a filter to prevent infections with spore-forming bacteria in injecting drug users
Alhusein N, Scott J, Kasprzyk-Hordern B, Bolhuis A.

Harm Reduct J
. 2016 Dec 1;13(1):33.
Abstract

High Perineal and Overall Frequency of Staphylococcus aureus in People Who Inject Drugs, Compared to Non-Injectors.
Dahlman D, Jalalvand F, Blomé MA,

Curr Microbiol
. 2016 Nov 28.
Abstract

Correlates of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Injection Drug Users in a Syringe-Exchange Program in Malmö, Sweden.
Dahlman D, Håkansson A, Björkman P,  et al
Subst Use Misuse. 2015 Nov 19:1-7
Abstract

Drug-Drug Interactions With Antiviral Agents in People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) Requiring Substitution Therapy.
Meemken L, Hanhoff N, Tseng A, Christensen S, Gillessen A.
Ann Pharmacother. 2015 Apr 22.
Abstract

A Community Care Model of Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy for Injection Drug Users with Deep Tissue Infection for "Reduce Leaving Against Medical Advice"
Jafari S, Joe R, Elliot D, et al

Int J Ment Health Addict
. 2015;13:49-58.
Abstract

FULL TEXT ARTICLE
Topological and Historical Considerations for Infectious Disease Transmission among Injecting Drug Users in Bushwick, Brooklyn (USA).
Dombrowski K, Curtis R, Friedman S, Khan B.
World J AIDS. 2013 Mar 1;3(1):1-9.
Paper

Cotton Fever: An Evanescent Process Mimicking Sepsis in an Intravenous Drug Abuser.
Torka P, Gill S.

 J Emerg Med
. 2013 Mar 22.
Abstract

Low bone mineral density in men who have sex with men regardless of HIV status.
Grijsen ML, Vrouenraets SM, Wit FW,et al
J Infect Dis. 2012 Nov 12.
Abstract

Male IDUs who have sex with men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: are they at greater risk of bloodborne virus infection and harm than those who only have sex with women?
Marongiu A, Hope VD, Parry JV, Ncube F.

Sex Transm Infect. 2012 May 23.
Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency and persistent proteinuria among HIV-infected and uninfected injection drug users.
Estrella MM, Kirk GD, Mehta SH,  et al
AIDS. 2011 Dec 7.
Abstract

The risk of cancer among persons with a history of injecting drug use in Sweden - a cohort study based on participants in a needle exchange program.
Reepalu A, Blomé MA, Björk J, et al
A cta Oncol. 2012 Jan;51(1):51-6.
Abstract

Intraurban Mobility and Its Potential Impact on the Spread of Blood-Borne Infections Among Drug Injectors
in Tijuana, Mexico.

Brouwer KC, Lozada R, Weeks JR, et al

Subst Use Misuse
. 2011 Dec 2.
Abstract

Shooting Up: The Interface of Microbial Infections and Drug Abuse.
Kaushik KS, Kapila K, Praharaj AK.

J Med Microbiol
. 2011 Mar 9.
Abstract

Injection-related venous disease and walking mobility.
Pieper B, Templin TN, Kirsner RS, Birk TJ.

J Addict Dis
. 2010 Oct;29(4):481-92.

Abstract

Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality Among HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Injection Drug Users.
Shiels MS, Cole SR, Mehta SH, Kirk GD.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
. 2010 Sep 10.
Abstract

Seroprevalence of blood-borne infections and population sizes estimates in a population of injecting drug users in Croatia.
Kolarić B, Stajduhar D, Gajnik D,
et al
Cent Eur J Public Health
. 2010 Jun;18(2):104-9.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT PDF ARTICLE
Determinants of hospitalization for a cutaneous injection-related infection among individuals
who inject drugs: a cohort study.

Lloyd-Smith E, Wood E, Zhang R, et al

BMC Public Health
.
2010 Jun 9;10(1):327.
Paper

The extent of injection site infection in injecting drug users: findings from a national surveillance study.
Hope VD, Marongiu A, Parry JV, et al
 
Epidemiol Infect
. 2010 Feb 18:1-9.
Abstract

 

Abscesses
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
High Rates of Abscesses and Chronic Wounds in Community-Recruited Injection Drug Users and Associated Risk Factors.
Smith ME, Robinowitz N, Chaulk P, Johnson KE.

J Addict Med
. 2014 Dec 2.
Abstract

High prevalence of abscesses and self-treatment among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico.
Pollini RA, Gallardo M, Hasan S,  et al

Int J Infect Dis
. 2010 Apr 6
Abstract

 

 Amyloidosis
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Renal and gastrointestinal amyloidosis in an HIV-infected injection drug user.
Newey C, Odedra BJ, Standish RA, et al  
Int J STD AIDS. 2007 May;18(5):357-8.
Abstract
 

Anthrax
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  An overview of anthrax infection including the recently identified form of disease in injection drug users.
Hicks CW, Sweeney DA, Cui X,
Intensive Care Med
. 2012 Apr 24.

Abstract
 

Bacterial Infections
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  A Decade of Spore-Forming Bacterial Infections Among European Injecting Drug Users:
Pronounced Regional Variation.

Hope VD, Palmateer N, Wiessing L, et al
Am J Public Health. 2011 Nov 17.
Abstract

 

 

Cardiovascular Disease
       

Miscellaneous Reports        

    Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Endovascular treatment of infected brachial pseudoaneurysm in an intravenous drug abuser: a case report.
Raluca B, Georg Y, Ramlugun D,

Ann Vasc Surg
. 2015 Jul 1.
Abstract

 

Arterial Mycotic Pseudoaneurysms

    Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 

  Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management of Arterial Mycotic Pseudoaneurysms
in Injection Drug Users

Tsao JW, Marder SR, Goldstone J, Bloom AI .
Ann Vasc Surg 2002 Sep 4
Abstract
 
 
Aneurism

    Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Hemoptysis Due to a Mycotic Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm in an Injecting Drug User.
Papaioannou V, Mikroulis D, Chrysafis I, et al
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec 18
Abstract

Endocarditis

    Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 

 
Delftia acidovorans Acute Infective Endocarditis: A Rare Pathogen Complicating Intravenous Drug Use.
Mahmood S, Taylor K, Overman TL, McCormick M.
J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Aug 29. [
Abstract

Long-Term Outcome for the Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis With a Focus on
Intravenous Drug Users.
Rabkin DG, Mokadam NA, Miller DW, et al 

Ann Thorac Surg
. 2011 Nov 2.
Abstract

Outcome of patients with injection drug use-associated endocarditis admitted to an intensive
care unit.

Saydain G, Singh J, Dalal B, et al

J Crit Care
. 2009 Nov 10.
Abstract

Austrian's syndrome: The first described case of pneumococcal meningitis pneumonia and
endocarditis in an injecting drug user.

Beadsworth MB, Wooton D, Chenzbraun A, Beeching NJ. 

Eur J Intern Med.
2007 Dec;18(8):605-6.
Abstract
 

Nationwide increase in the number of hospitalizations for illicit injection drug use-related
infective endocarditis.

Cooper HL, Brady JE, Ciccarone D, et al

Clin Infect Dis.
2007 Nov 1;45(9):1200-3.
Abstract
 
Infective Endocarditis in Intravenous Drug Users from Italy: the Increasing Importance in
HIV-infected Patients.

De Rosa FG, Cicalini S, Canta F, et al 

Infection.
2007 Jun;35(3):154-60.
Abstract
 
Mitral Bioprosthetic Valve Endocarditis Caused by an Unusual Microorganism,
Gemella morbillorum, in an Intravenous Drug User
.

Zakir RM, Al-Dehneh A, Dabu L, et al  J
Clin Microbiol.
2004 Oct;42(10):4893-6.
Abstract
 

Thrombocytopenia

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Thrombocytopenia in HIV-infected drug users in the HAART era.
Burbano X, Miguez MJ,   Lecusay R, et al.
 
Platelets
2001 Dec;12(8):456-61
Abstract

Cellulitis
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Bacillus cereus cellulitis from contaminated heroin.
Dancer SJ, McNair D,Finn P, Kolstot AB.

J Med Microbiol
2002 Mar;51(3):278-81
Abstract

Clostridium Infection
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  View From the Front Lines: An Emergency Medicine Perspective on Clostridial Infections in Injection Drug Users.
Gonzales Y Tucker RD, Frazee B.
Anaerobe. 2014 Sep 13. 
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Clostridium novyi causing necrotising fasciitis in an injecting drug user.
Noone M, Tabaqchali M, Spillane JB.
J Clin Pathol 2002 Feb;55(2):141-2
Paper

   

Fasciitis
       

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Necrotizing fasciitis associated with injection drug use
Chen JL, Fullerton KE, Flynn NM.

Clin Infect Dis 2001 Jul 1;33(1):6-15
Abstract

HHVi
       

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Presence of Human Hepegivirus-1 in a Cohort of People Who Inject Drugs.
Kandathil AJ, Breitwieser FP, Sachithanandham J, et a
l
Ann Intern Med
. 2017 Jun 6.
Abstract

HHV8
       

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Seroepidemiology of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) infection in injecting drug users.
Zavitsanou A, Malliori M, Sypsa V, et al 

Epidemiol Infect
. 2009 Aug 24:1-6.
Abstract

Comparative prevalence of plasma human herpesvirus 8 DNA in sexual contact
and intravenous injection routes of HIV transmission.
Lin CW, Chang CP, Wu FY, Liu CL. et al

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2008 Mar;52(3):428-30.
Abstract


HTLV
       

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Human T-lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2 are rare among intravenous drug users in Eastern Europe.
Jõgeda EL, Avi R, Pauskar M,  et al
Infect Genet Evol. 2016 May 17. pii: S1567-1348(16)30194-0
Abstract

FULL-TEXT PDF ARTICLE
A multicentre sero-behavioural survey for hepatitis B and C, HIV and HTLV among people who inject drugs in Germany, using respondent driven sampling.
Zimmermann R, Marcus U, Schäffer D, et al

BMC Public Health
. 2014 Aug 14;14(1):845

Paper

HTLV-2 infection in injection drug users in King County, Washington.
Zunt JR, Tapia K, Thiede H, et al   

Scand J Infect Dis.
2006;38(8):654-63.

Abstract

HTLV infection among young injection and non-injection heroin users in Spain:
Prevalence and correlates.
Fuente LD, Toro C, Soriano V, Brugal MT, et al  

J Clin Virol.
2005 Sep 2;

Abstract


Kaposi's Sarcoma
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  The Incidence of Kaposi Sarcoma Among Injection Drug Users With AIDS in the
United States.
Atkinson JO, Biggar RJ, Goedert JJ, Engels EA.

Acquir Immune Defic Syndr.
2004 Oct 1;37(2):1282-1287.
Abstract

Mediastinitis
 

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Rapidly propagating descending necrotizing Rapidly propagating descending
necrotizing mediastinitis as a consequence of intravenous drug use.
Lin YY, Hsu CW, Chu SJ, et al
 
Am J Med Sci.
2007 Dec;334(6):499-502.

Abstract

Multiple/General Infectious Diseases
 

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Infections requiring hospitalization of injection drug users who participated in
an injection
 opiate maintenance program.
Bassetti S, Hoffmann M, Bucher HC, et al.

Clin Infect Dis 2002 Mar 1;34(5):711-3
Abstract

 
  Catheter-related bloodstream infections in HIV-infected patients.
Nicastri E, Petrosiillo N, Viale P, Ippolito G. et al.
Ann N Y Acad Sci 2001 Nov;946:274--90
Abstract

Kidney Disease
 

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Chronic kidney disease: HIV and renal AA amyloidosis in intravenous drug users.
[No authors listed]
Nat Rev Nephrol. 2012 Dec 11.
Abstract

FULL-[TEXT ARTICLE
Renal AA-amyloidosis in intravenous drug users - a role for HIV-infection?
Jung O, Haack HS, Buettner M,
BMC Nephrol. 2012 Nov 21;13:151.
Paper

Nephropathy associated with heroin abuse in Caucasian patients.
Do Sameiro Faria M, Sampaio S, Faria V, Carvalho E.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2003 Nov;18(11):2308-13.

Abstract


Neurological Disorders
 

 
      Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Neurologic complications of substance abuse.
Brust JC.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
2002 Oct 1;31 Suppl 2:S29-34
Abstract
 

Pityriasis versicolor
 

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Evaluation of pityriasis versicolor in prisoners: a cross-sectional study.
Salahi-Moghaddam A, Davoodian P, Jafari A, Nikoo MA.
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2009 Jul-Aug;75(4):379-82.
Paper
 

Soft Tissue Infections: General
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Predictors of hospitalization for injection drug users seeking care for soft tissue infections.
Takahashi TA, Baernstein A, Binswanger I, et al 

J Gen Intern Med.
2007 Mar;22(3):382-8.
Paper

Care of injection drug users with soft tissue infections in San Francisco, California.
Harris HW, Young DM.
Arch Surg 2002 Nov;137(11):1217-2
Abstract 

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Soft Tissue Infections Among Injection Drug Users --- San Francisco, California,
1996--2000
MMWR Vol 50, No 19;381 05/18/2001
Paper
 

Staphylococcus Infections
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Ongoing outbreak of invasive and non-invasive disease due to group A Streptococcus (GAS) type emm66 among homeless and people who inject drugs in England and Wales, January to December 2016.
Bundle N, Bubba L, Coelho J,  et al
Euro Surveill. 2017 Jan 19;22(3).
Paper

Low mortality but increasing incidence of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis in people who inject drugs: Experience from a Swedish referral hospital
Asgeirsson H, Thalme A, Weiland O. 
Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(49):e5617.
Abstract

Prevalence and behavioural risk factors of Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in community-based injection drug users.
Leung NS, Padgett P, Robinson DA, Brown EL.
Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Dec 1:1-10.
Abstract

Clinical, molecular and epidemiological description of a cluster of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from injecting drug users with bacteraemia.
Cooke FJ, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Howard JC,
et al
Clin Microbiol Infect
. 2009 Nov 11.
Abstract

Epidemic of severe Streptococcus pyogenes infections in injecting drug users in the UK,
2003-2004.
Lamagni TL, Neal S, Keshishian C, et al
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2008 Nov;14(11):1002-9.
Abstract
 

FULL-TEXT PDF ARTICLE
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis with
panton-valentine leukocidin gene in an injection drug user with HIV infection.
Tsai HC, Chao PJ, Sy CL, et al 
Intern Med. 2008;47(16):1485-9.
Paper
 
Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) colonization and
infection in intravenous and inhalational opiate drug abusers.
El-Sharif A, Ashour HM.
 
Exp Biol Med (
Maywood). 2008 Apr 29
Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Injection Drug Users: Risk Factors and
Prevention Strategies.
Bassetti S, Battegay M.
Infection. 2004 Jun;32(3):163-9.
Abstract

         Conference Reports, Abstracts, and Posters

 
Access and adherence to tuberculosis treatment among IDUs living with HIV in
Manipur, Northeast India: a mixed methods study
V. Chakrapani, M. Shanmugam, C. Logie, et al
(XVIII International AIDS Conference )
Abstract
 
HIV-TB co-infection: diagnostic and treatment for IDUs in Donetsk oblast, Ukraine
S. Makoveev, M. Kigel
(XVIII International AIDS Conference )
Abstract

POWERPOINT POSTER PRESENTATION
Staph infections in intravenous drug users
F Altice
(XVII International AIDS Conference )
Poster


Streptococcal Infections
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Group a streptococcal infections in injection drug users in barcelona, Spain: epidemiologic,
clinical, and microbiologic analysis of 3 clusters of cases from 2000 to 2003.
Sierra JM, Sanchez F, Castro P, Salvado M

Medicine (Baltimore). 2006 May;85(3):139-46.
Abstract

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)-Like Illness Associated with Intravenous Opana ER Abuse - Tennessee, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
. 2013 Jan 11;62:1-4.
Paper


Toxoplasmosis
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Research on HIV/Toxoplasma gondii co-infection and cytokine levels among
intravenous drug users.
Li JR, Gong RY, Li YP,.  et al
Parasite Immunol. 2010 Feb;32(2):161-4.

Abstract


Tuberculosis
 

General Reports

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Tuberculosis, injecting drug use and integrated HIV-TB care: A review of the literature.
Grenfell P, Baptista Leite R, Garfein R,

Drug Alcohol Depend
. 2013 Jan 7.
Abstract

Strain-Specific Differences in Two Large Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genotype Clusters
in Isolates Collected from Homeless Patients in New York City from 2001 to 2004.

Macaraig M, Agerton T, Driver CR, et al   
J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Aug;44(8):2890-6.
Abstract

Yield of tuberculin screening among injection drug users.
Brassard P, Bruneau J, Schwartzman K, et al 
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004 Aug;8(8):988-93.
Abstract
 

Drugs

     Isoniazid

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 

 
Impact of resistance to first-line and injectable drugs on treatment outcomes in MDR-TB.
Hwang SS, Kim HR, Kim HJ, et al

Eur Respir J
. 2009 Mar;33(3):581-5.
Abstract
 
Effectiveness of Isoniazid Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Injection Drug Users in
Methadone Programs.
Scholten JN, Driver CR, Munsiff SS, et al

Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Dec 15;37(12):1686-92
Abstract

Isoniazid Hepatotoxicity among Drug Users: The Role of Hepatitis C.
Fernandez-Villar A, Sopena B, Vazquez R, et al.

Clin Infect Dis
2003 Feb 1;36(3):293-8
Abstract

A randomized, controlled trial of interventions to improve adherence to isoniazid
therapy to prevent tuberculosis in injection drug users.
Chaisson RE, Barnes GL, Hackman J, et al.

Am J Med 2001 Jun 1;110(8):610-5
Abstract

Isoniazid preventive therapy, hepatitis C virus infection, and hepatotoxicity among
injection drug users infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Sadaphal P, Astemborski J, Graham NM, et al.

Clin Infect Dis
2001 Nov 15;33(10):1687-91
Abstract
 

 
National Studies 
    
   China
 
          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
High Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Tuberculosis and Associated Risk Behaviours among New Entrants of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Clinics in Guangdong Province, China.
Zhang L, Zhang D, Chen W,  et al  

PLoS One
. 2013 Oct 8;8(10):e76931

Paper

   Indonesia

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Active and latent tuberculosis among HIV-positive injecting drug users in Indonesia.
Meijerink H, Wisaksana R, Lestari M, et al
J Int AIDS Soc. 2015 Feb 16;18(1):19317. 
Paper

   Mexico
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  High prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico.
Garfein RS, Lozada R, Liu L, Laniado-Laborin  
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2009 May;13(5):626-32.

Abstract
 
   Kazakhstan.

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 

  Tuberculosis report among injection drug users and their partners in Kazakhstan.
Hermosilla S, El-Bassel N, Aifah A,  et al

Public Health
. 2015 Mar 17.

Abstract

 United States

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among persons who inject drugs in San Diego, California.
Armenta RF, Collins KM, Strathdee SA, et al
Int
J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Apr 1;21
Abstract

Wound Botulism
 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 
Outbreak of wound botulism in injecting drug uses.
Schroeter M, Alpers K, Van Treeck
 U, et al
Epidemiol Infect
. 2009 Nov;137(11):1602-8
Abstract
 


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