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Closing the gap between evidence and action: The need for knowledge translation in the field of drug policy research
von Kerr, Thomas; Wood, Evan
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 19 (2008), 3, p. 233-234

...Responds to commentaries on Wood et al's "The Canadian Government's Treatment of Scientific Process and Evidence: Inside the Evaluation of North America's First Supervised Injecting Facility" (all, 20...

The Canadian government's treatment of scientific process and evidence: Inside the evaluation of North America's first supervised injecting facility
von Wood, Evan; Kerr, Thomas; Tyndall, Mark W; Montaner, Julio S G
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 19 (2008), 3, p. 220-225

...Although the recommendations of scientific review bodies have traditionally been free of political interference in Canada, there have recently been growing concerns raised about Canada's new federal g...

Nurse-delivered safer injection education among a cohort of injection drug users: Evidence from the evaluation of Vancouver's supervised injection facility
von Wood, R Alan; Wood, Evan; Lai, Calvin; Tyndall, Mark W; Montaner, Julio S G; Kerr, Thomas
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 19 (2008), 3, p. 183-188

...Background Despite growing implementation of harm reduction programs internationally, unsafe injecting practices remain common among injection drug users (IDU). In response, nursing interventions such...

Impact of HIV Testing on Uptake of HIV Therapy among Antiretroviral Naive HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users
von Wood, Evan; Kerr, Thomas; Hogg, Robert S.; Palepu, Anita; Zhang, Ruth; Strathdee, Steffanie A.; Montaner, Julio S. G.
In: Drug and Alcohol Review, 25 (2006), 5, p. 451-454

...Improving access to antiretroviral therapy among injection drug users remains an urgent public health concern. We examined the time to antiretroviral therapy (ART) use among antiretroviral naive HIV-i...

Increasing use and associated harms of crystal methamphetamine injection in a Canadian setting
von Fairbairn, Nadia; Kerr, Thomas; Buxton, Jane A; Li, Kathy; Montaner, Julio S; Wood, Evan
In: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 88 (2007), 2-3, p. 313-316
Zitiert von: 2

...Background There is a growing concern surrounding crystal methamphetamine use in Canada despite surprisingly little empirical data to support such claims. We evaluated the trends in crystal methamphet...

Harm Reduction, HIV/AIDS, and the Human Rights Challenge to Global Drug Control Policy
von Elliott, Richard; Csete, Joanne; Wood, Evan; Kerr, Thomas
In: Health and Human Rights, 8 (2005), 2, p. 104-138
Zitiert von: 1

...The global HIV/AIDS pandemic, & the role of unsafe drug injection as one of its principal drivers, have added to the list of harms associated with unsafe drug use. HIV/AIDS has highlighted ways in whi...

Safer Injecting Education for HIV Prevention within a Medically Supervised Safer Injecting Facility
von Wood, Evan; Tyndall, Mark W.; Stoltz, Jo-Anne; Small, Will; Zhang, Ruth; O'Connell, Jacqueline; Montaner, Julio S. G.; Kerr, Thomas
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 16 (2005), 4, p. 281-284
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...Background: Requiring help injecting has recently been independently associated with syringe sharing and HIV incidence among injection drug users (IDUs) in Vancouver. We examined IDUs who were receivi...

Drug-Related Overdoses within a Medically Supervised Safer Injection Facility
von Kerr, Thomas; Tyndall, Mark W.; Lai, Calvin; Montaner, Julio S. G.; Wood, Evan
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 17 (2006), 5, p. 436-441
Zitiert von: 3

...Background: In September 2003, North America's first supervised injection facility (SIF) opened in Vancouver, Canada. We sought to examine the incidence & characteristics of overdose events at the SIF...

The Public Health and Social Impacts of Drug Market Enforcement: A Review of the Evidence
von Kerr, Thomas; Small, Will; Wood, Evan
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 16 (2005), 4, p. 210-220
Zitiert von: 4

...The primary response to the harms associated with illicit injection drug use in most settings has involved intensifying law enforcement in an effort to limit the supply and use of drugs. Policing appr...

Factors associated with methadone treatment among injection drug users in Bangkok, Thailand
von Fairbairn, Nadia; Hayashi, Kanna; Kaplan, Karyn; Suwannawong, Paisan; Qi, Jiezhi; Wood, Evan; Kerr, Thomas
In: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43 (2012), 1, p. 108-113

...Little is known about the characteristics of injection drug users (IDU) who take methadone treatment in Thailand. We examined prevalence and correlates of methadone treatment among a community-recruit...

Needle exchange and the HIV epidemic in Vancouver: Lessons learned from 15 years of research
von Hyshka, Elaine; Strathdee, Steffanie; Wood, Evan; Kerr, Thomas
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, 23 (2012), 4, p. 261-270

...During the mid-1990s, Vancouver experienced a well characterized HIV outbreak among injection drug users (IDU) and many questioned how this could occur in the presence of a high volume needle exchange...

Drug dealing cessation among a cohort of drug users in Vancouver, Canada
von Werb, Dan; Bouchard, Martin; Kerr, Thomas; Shoveller, Jean; Qi, Jiezhi; Montaner, Julio; Wood, Evan
In: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118 (2011), 2-3, p. 459-463

...Introduction: Drug dealing among drug users has been associated with elevated risk-taking and negative health outcomes. However, little is known about the cessation of drug dealing among this populati...

Socializing in an open drug scene: The relationship between access to private space and drug-related street disorder
von DeBeck, Kora; Wood, Evan; Qi, Jiezhi; Fu, Eric; McArthur, Doug; Montaner, Julio; Kerr, Thomas
In: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120 (2012), 1-3, p. 28-34

...Background: Limited attention has been given to the potential role that the structure of housing available to people who are entrenched in street-based drug scenes may play in influencing the amount o...

Ready Access to Illicit Drugs among Youth and Adult Users
von Hadland, Scott E.; Marshall, Brandon D. L.; Kerr, Thomas; Lai, Calvin; Montaner, Julio S.; Wood, Evan
In: The American Journal on Addictions, 21 (2012), 5, p. 488-490

...Background: Current drug-control strategies in Canada focus funding and resources predominantly on drug law enforcement, often at the expense of preventive, treatment, and harm reduction efforts. This...

Crystal methamphetamine initiation among street-involved youth
von Uhlmann, Sasha; DeBeck, Kora; Simo, Annick; Kerr, Thomas; Montaner, Julio S G; Wood, Evan
In: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 40 (2014), 1, p. 31-36

...Although many settings have recently documented a substantial increase in the use of methamphetamine-type stimulants, recent reviews have underscored the dearth of prospective studies that have examin...

Gender influences on initiation of injecting drug use
von Ahamad, Keith; DeBeck, Kora; Feng, Cindy; Sakakibara, Todd; Kerr, Thomas; Wood, Evan
In: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 40 (2014), 2, p. 151-156

...Gender differences in illicit drug use patterns and related harms (e.g. HIV infection) are becoming increasingly recognized. However, little research has examined gender differences in risk factors fo...

Relationship between hunger, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and plasma HIV RNA suppression among HIV-positive illicit drug users in a Canadian setting
von Anema, Aranka; Kerr, Thomas; Milloy, M-J.; Feng, Cindy; Montaner, Julio S.G.; Wood, Evan
In: AIDS Care, 26 (2014), 4, p. 459-465

...Food insecurity may be a barrier to achieving optimal HIV treatment-related outcomes among illicit drug users. This study therefore, aimed to assess the impact of severe food insecurity, or hunger, on...

The effect of history of injection drug use and alcoholism on HIV disease progression
von Lima, Viviane Dias; Kerr, Thomas; Wood, Evan; Kozai, Tsubasa; Salters, Kate A.; Hogg, Robert S.; Montaner, Julio S.G.
In: AIDS Care, 26 (2014), 1, p. 123-129

...The effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in preventing disease progression can be negatively influenced by the high prevalence of substance use among patients. Here, we quanti...

Inability to Access Addiction Treatment Among Street-Involved Youth in a Canadian Setting
von Phillips, Mark; DeBeck, Kora; Desjarlais, Timothy; Morrison, Tracey; Feng, Cindy; Kerr, Thomas; Wood, Evan
In: Substance Use & Misuse, 49 (2014), 10, p. 1233-1240

...From Sept 2005 to May 2012, 1015 street-involved youth were enrolled into the At-Risk Youth Study, a prospective cohort of youth aged 14-26 who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada. Data were collec...

The impact of engagement in street-based income generation activities on stimulant drug use cessation among people who inject drugs
von Ti, Lianping; Richardson, Lindsey; DeBeck, Kora; Nguyen, Paul; Montaner, Julio; Wood, Evan; Kerr, Thomas
In: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 141 (2014), p. 58-64

...Background: Despite the growing prevalence of illicit stimulant drug use internationally, and the widespread involvement of people who inject drugs (IDU) within street-based drug markets, little is kn...

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