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Richard Saitz, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences
Address801 Massachusetts Ave
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-7744
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2535-1427
Other Positions
TitleChair
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine

TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Saitz has expertise in screening and brief intervention and treatment for unhealthy alcohol and drug use (including alcohol and drug dependence and withdrawal), integrating substance-related and general health care (e.g., chronic disease/care management), and improving the quality of care for people with addictions across the spectrum of use particularly in general medical care settings. Dr. Saitz also has expertise in clinical research resources administration and human subjects research regulations and ethics. He is also expert in evidence-based medicine.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • alcohol
  • alcohol abuse
  • alcohol dependence
  • alcohol problems
  • brief counseling
  • brief intervention
  • care management
  • chronic care management
  • chronic disease management
  • disease management
  • drug abuse
  • drug dependence
  • drug problems
  • drugs
  • evidence-based medicine
  • intoxication
  • pharmacotherapy
  • practice guidelines
  • primary care
  • quality of care
  • screening
  • substance abuse
  • substance dependence
  • substances
  • unhealthy alcohol use
  • unhealthy drug use
  • unhealthy substance use
  • withdrawal
 Publications
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. Park TW, Bohnert AS, Austin KL, Saitz R, Pizer SD. Datapoints: regional variation in benzodiazepine prescribing for patients on opioid agonist therapy. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Jan 1; 65(1):4.
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  2. Saitz R. Screening and brief intervention for opioid addiction in primary care is not evidence based. Am J Med. 2013 Nov; 126(11):e15.
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  3. Bradley KA, Chavez LJ, Lapham GT, Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Rubinsky AD, Hawkins EJ, Saitz R, Kivlahan DR. When quality indicators undermine quality: bias in a quality indicator of follow-up for alcohol misuse. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Oct; 64(10):1018-25.
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  4. Fuster D, Cheng DM, Allensworth-Davies D, Palfai TP, Samet JH, Saitz R. No detectable association between frequency of marijuana use and health or healthcare utilization among primary care patients who screen positive for drug use. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 29(1):133-9.
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  5. Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter M, Kim TW, Meli SM, Allensworth-Davies D, Lloyd-Travaglini CA, Samet JH. Chronic care management for dependence on alcohol and other drugs: the AHEAD randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Sep 18; 310(11):1156-67.
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  6. Beck CA, Southern DA, Saitz R, Knudtson ML, Ghali WA. Alcohol and drug use disorders among patients with myocardial infarction: associations with disparities in care and mortality. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e66551.
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  7. Johnson NA, Kypri K, Saunders JB, Saitz R, Attia J, Dunlop A, Doran C, McElduff P, Wolfenden L, McCambridge J. The hospital outpatient alcohol project (HOAP): protocol for an individually randomized, parallel-group superiority trial of electronic alcohol screening and brief intervention versus screening alone for unhealthy alcohol use. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2013; 8(1):14.
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  8. Naimi T, Xuan Z, Saitz R. Immoderately confounding: the effects of low-dose alcohol. Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1552-3.
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  9. Upshur CC, Weinreb L, Cheng DM, Kim TW, Samet JH, Saitz R. Does experiencing homelessness affect women's motivation to change alcohol or drug use? Am J Addict. 2014 Jan; 23(1):76-83.
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  10. Elwy AR, Horton NJ, Saitz R. Physicians' attitudes toward unhealthy alcohol use and self-efficacy for screening and counseling as predictors of their counseling and primary care patients' drinking outcomes. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2013; 8(1):17.
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  11. Fuster D, Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Bridden C, Nunes D, Libman H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Impact of lifetime alcohol use on liver fibrosis in a population of HIV-infected patients with and without hepatitis C coinfection. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Sep; 37(9):1527-35.
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  12. Kim TW, Saitz R, Kretsch N, Cruz A, Winter MR, Shanahan CW, Alford DP. Screening for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use by health educators: do primary care clinicians document screening results? J Addict Med. 2013 May-Jun; 7(3):204-9.
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  13. Saitz R. 'We do not see the lens through which we look': screening mammography evidence and non-financial conflicts of interest. Evid Based Med. 2013 Jun; 18(3):81-2.
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  14. Ryan M, Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Panas L, Ritter G, Blow FC, Saitz R. Drinking patterns of older adults with chronic medical conditions. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1326-32.
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  15. Saitz R. Accentuating the positive. Evid Based Med. 2013 Apr; 18(2):43.
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  16. Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Libman H, Bridden C, Saitz R, Samet JH. Risky alcohol use and serum aminotransferase levels in HIV-infected adults with and without hepatitis C. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Mar; 74(2):266-70.
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  17. D'Amore MM, Cheng DM, Allensworth-Davies D, Samet JH, Saitz R. Disparities in safe sex counseling & behavior among individuals with substance dependence: a cross-sectional study. Reprod Health. 2012; 9:35.
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  18. Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Brown DW, Saitz R. Confounding and studies of 'moderate' alcohol consumption: the case of drinking frequency and implications for low-risk drinking guidelines. Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1534-43.
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  19. Meltzer EC, Rybin D, Meshesha LZ, Saitz R, Samet JH, Rubens SL, Liebschutz JM. Aberrant drug-related behaviors: unsystematic documentation does not identify prescription drug use disorder. Pain Med. 2012 Nov; 13(11):1436-43.
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  20. McGinnis KA, Justice AC, Kraemer KL, Saitz R, Bryant KJ, Fiellin DA. Comparing alcohol screening measures among HIV-infected and -uninfected men. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Mar; 37(3):435-42.
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  21. Saitz R. Screening and brief intervention (SBI): has it hit the tipping point? Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2012; 7(1):14.
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  22. Saitz R. Evidence-based design: part of evidence-based medicine? Evid Based Med. 2013 Feb; 18(1):1.
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  23. Kim TW, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Witas J, Samet JH. Effect of quality chronic disease management for alcohol and drug dependence on addiction outcomes. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Dec; 43(4):389-96.
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  24. Zallman L, Rubens SL, Saitz R, Samet JH, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Liebschutz J. Attitudinal Barriers to Analgesic Use among Patients with Substance Use Disorders. Pain Res Treat. 2012; 2012:167062.
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  25. Vargas de Barros V, Martins LF, Saitz R, Bastos RR, Ronzani TM. Mental health conditions, individual and job characteristics and sleep disturbances among firefighters. J Health Psychol. 2013 Mar; 18(3):350-8.
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  26. Meltzer EC, Averbuch T, Samet JH, Saitz R, Jabbar K, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Liebschutz JM. Discrepancy in diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): treatment for the wrong reason. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2012 Apr; 39(2):190-201.
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  27. Allensworth-Davies D, Cheng DM, Smith PC, Samet JH, Saitz R. The Short Inventory of Problems-Modified for Drug Use (SIP-DU): validity in a primary care sample. Am J Addict. 2012 May-Jun; 21(3):257-62.
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  28. Fumagalli NT, Saitz R. [Moderate alcohol drinking is a risk factor for breast cancer]. Rev Med Suisse. 2012 Mar 21; 8(333):658.
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  29. Saitz R, Samet J. Science to improve care for people affected by unhealthy alcohol and other drug use. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2012; 7(1):1.
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  30. Hingson RW, Heeren T, Edwards EM, Saitz R. Young adults at risk for excess alcohol consumption are often not asked or counseled about drinking alcohol. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Feb; 27(2):179-84.
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  31. Yi PH, Kim JS, Hussein KI, Saitz R. Behavior, knowledge, and attitudes towards khat among Yemeni medical students and effects of a seminar. Subst Abus. 2012; 33(4):373-7.
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  32. do Amaral-Sabadini MB, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Saitz R. Is a patient's type of substance dependence (alcohol, drug or both) associated with the quality of primary care they receive? Qual Prim Care. 2012; 20(6):391-9.
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  33. Reif S, Larson MJ, Cheng DM, Allensworth-Davies D, Samet J, Saitz R. Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2011; 6:28.
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  34. Ireland J, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Bridden C, Quinn E, Saitz R. Operating characteristics of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) for identifying unhealthy alcohol use in adults with HIV infection. AIDS Care. 2011 Nov; 23(11):1483-91.
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  35. Orwat J, Saitz R, Tompkins CP, Cheng DM, Dentato MP, Samet JH. Substance abuse treatment utilization among adults living with HIV/AIDS and alcohol or drug problems. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011 Oct; 41(3):233-42.
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  36. D'Amore MM, Cheng DM, Kressin NR, Jones J, Samet JH, Winter M, Kim TW, Saitz R. Oral health of substance-dependent individuals: impact of specific substances. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011 Sep; 41(2):179-85.
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  37. Palfai TP, Zisserson R, Saitz R. Using personalized feedback to reduce alcohol use among hazardous drinking college students: the moderating effect of alcohol-related negative consequences. Addict Behav. 2011 May; 36(5):539-42.
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  38. Saitz R. Worldwide evidence-based medicine activities. Evid Based Med. 2011 Feb; 16(1):5.
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  39. Lasser KE, Kim TW, Alford DP, Cabral H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and flu vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2011 Jan 1; 1(1):e000046.
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  40. Meltzer EC, Rybin D, Saitz R, Samet JH, Schwartz SL, Butler SF, Liebschutz JM. Identifying prescription opioid use disorder in primary care: diagnostic characteristics of the Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM). Pain. 2011 Feb; 152(2):397-402.
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  41. Kim TW, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Witas J, Samet JH. Initiation and engagement in chronic disease management care for substance dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 May 1; 115(1-2):80-6.
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  42. Saitz R. Most inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use have an alcohol use disorder. Int J Public Health. 2010 Dec; 55(6):527-8; author reply 529-30.
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  43. Amaral-Sabadini MB, Saitz R, Souza-Formigoni ML. Do attitudes about unhealthy alcohol and other drug (AOD) use impact primary care professionals' readiness to implement AOD-related preventive care? Drug Alcohol Rev. 2010 Nov; 29(6):655-61.
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  44. Saitz R. Alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care: Absence of evidence for efficacy in people with dependence or very heavy drinking. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2010 Nov; 29(6):631-40.
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  45. Merrick ES, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Horgan CM, Panas L, Ryan M, Blow FC, Saitz R. Older adults' inpatient and emergency department utilization for ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions: relationship with alcohol consumption. J Aging Health. 2011 Feb; 23(1):86-111.
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  46. Field CA, Baird J, Saitz R, Caetano R, Monti PM. The mixed evidence for brief intervention in emergency departments, trauma care centers, and inpatient hospital settings: what should we do? Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Dec; 34(12):2004-10.
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  47. Orwat J, Samet JH, Tompkins CP, Cheng DM, Dentato MP, Saitz R. Factors associated with attendance in 12-step groups (Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous) among adults with alcohol problems living with HIV/AIDS. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jan 15; 113(2-3):165-71.
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  48. Squires LE, Alford DP, Bernstein J, Palfai T, Saitz R. Clinical case discussion: screening and brief intervention for drug use in primary care. J Addict Med. 2010 Sep; 4(3):131-6.
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  49. Saitz R, Alford DP, Bernstein J, Cheng DM, Samet J, Palfai T. Screening and brief intervention for unhealthy drug use in primary care settings: randomized clinical trials are needed. J Addict Med. 2010 Sep; 4(3):123-30.
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  50. Saitz R, Naimi TS. Adolescent alcohol use and violence: are brief interventions the answer? JAMA. 2010 Aug 4; 304(5):575-7.
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  51. Smith PC, Schmidt SM, Allensworth-Davies D, Saitz R. A single-question screening test for drug use in primary care. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jul 12; 170(13):1155-60.
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  52. Saitz R. Candidate performance measures for screening for, assessing, and treating unhealthy substance use in hospitals: advocacy or evidence-based practice? Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jul 6; 153(1):40-3.
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  53. Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Quinn E, Saitz R. Alcohol consumption patterns in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Nov 1; 112(1-2):160-3.
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  54. Saitz R. Evidence-based medicine: time for transition and translation (to practice). Evid Based Med. 2010 Aug; 15(4):103-4.
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  55. Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Palfai TP, Saitz R. Factors associated with favorable drinking outcome 12 months after hospitalization in a prospective cohort study of inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1024-9.
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  56. Williams EC, Palfai T, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Bradley KA, Koepsell TD, Wickizer TM, Heagerty PJ, Saitz R. Physical health and drinking among medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jul; 34(7):1257-65.
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  57. Liebschutz JM, Saitz R, Weiss RD, Averbuch T, Schwartz S, Meltzer EC, Claggett-Borne E, Cabral H, Samet JH. Clinical factors associated with prescription drug use disorder in urban primary care patients with chronic pain. J Pain. 2010 Nov; 11(11):1047-55.
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  58. Jackson AH, Alford DP, Dubé CE, Saitz R. Internal medicine residency training for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use: recommendations for curriculum design. BMC Med Educ. 2010; 10:22.
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  59. Friedmann PD, Saitz R, Vaillancourt D. Sensitivity/specificity of alcohol amounts in seniors. Addiction. 2010 Mar; 105(3):568; author reply 568-9.
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  60. Bernstein E, Bernstein JA, Stein JB, Saitz R. SBIRT in emergency care settings: are we ready to take it to scale? Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1072-7.
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  61. Kapoor A, Kraemer KL, Smith KJ, Roberts MS, Saitz R. Cost-effectiveness of screening for unhealthy alcohol use with % carbohydrate deficient transferrin: results from a literature-based decision analytic computer model. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Aug; 33(8):1440-9.
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  62. Saitz R, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Horton NJ, Dukes K, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Guerriero RT, Samet JH. Some medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use may benefit from brief intervention. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 May; 70(3):426-35.
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  63. Bertholet N, Horton NJ, Saitz R. Improvements in readiness to change and drinking in primary care patients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study. BMC Public Health. 2009; 9:101.
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  64. Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Palfai TP, Samet JH, Saitz R. Does readiness to change predict subsequent alcohol consumption in medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use? Addict Behav. 2009 Aug; 34(8):636-40.
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  65. Bertholet N, Dukes K, Horton NJ, Palfai TP, Pedley A, Saitz R. Factor structure of the SOCRATES questionnaire in hospitalized medical patients. Addict Behav. 2009 Jun-Jul; 34(6-7):568-72.
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  66. Smith PC, Schmidt SM, Allensworth-Davies D, Saitz R. Primary care validation of a single-question alcohol screening test. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jul; 24(7):783-8.
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  67. Cheng DM, Libman H, Bridden C, Saitz R, Samet JH. Alcohol consumption and lipodystrophy in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Alcohol. 2009 Feb; 43(1):65-71.
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  68. Alford DP, Bridden C, Jackson AH, Saitz R, Amodeo M, Barnes HN, Samet JH. Promoting substance use education among generalist physicians: an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jan; 24(1):40-7.
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  69. Gordon AJ, Fiellin DA, Friedmann PD, Gourevitch MN, Kraemer KL, Arnsten JH, Saitz R. Update in addiction medicine for the primary care clinician. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Dec; 23(12):2112-6.
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  70. Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Horgan CM, Panas L, Ryan M, Saitz R, Blow FC. Unhealthy drinking patterns and receipt of preventive medical services by older adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov; 23(11):1741-8.
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  71. Zhang Y, Guo X, Saitz R, Levy D, Sartini E, Niu J, Ellison RC. Secular trends in alcohol consumption over 50 years: the Framingham Study. Am J Med. 2008 Aug; 121(8):695-701.
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  72. Saitz R, Horton NJ, Cheng DM, Samet JH. Alcohol counseling reflects higher quality of primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep; 23(9):1482-6.
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  73. Sullivan LE, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes D, Samet JH. The impact of alcohol use on depressive symptoms in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Addiction. 2008 Sep; 103(9):1461-7.
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  74. Saitz R, Larson MJ, Labelle C, Richardson J, Samet JH. The case for chronic disease management for addiction. J Addict Med. 2008 Jun; 2(2):55-65.
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  75. Saitz R. Poor care, not poor protocols, for alcohol withdrawal. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008 Jun; 83(6):725-6; author reply 728-30.
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  76. Kartha A, Brower V, Saitz R, Samet JH, Keane TM, Liebschutz J. The impact of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder on healthcare utilization among primary care patients. Med Care. 2008 Apr; 46(4):388-93.
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  77. Alford DP, Richardson JM, Chapman SE, Dubé CE, Schadt RW, Saitz R. A web-based Alcohol Clinical Training (ACT) curriculum: is in-person faculty development necessary to affect teaching? BMC Med Educ. 2008; 8:11.
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  78. Walley AY, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes D, Horsburgh CR, Saitz R, Samet JH. Recent drug use, homelessness and increased short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems. AIDS. 2008 Jan 30; 22(3):415-20.
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  79. Rothman EF, DeJong W, Palfai T, Saitz R. Relationship of age of first drink to alcohol-related consequences among college students with unhealthy alcohol use. Subst Abus. 2008; 29(1):33-41.
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  80. Merrick EL, Horgan CM, Hodgkin D, Garnick DW, Houghton SF, Panas L, Saitz R, Blow FC. Unhealthy drinking patterns in older adults: prevalence and associated characteristics. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Feb; 56(2):214-23.
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  81. Saitz R. Treatment of alcohol and other drug dependence. Liver Transpl. 2007 Nov; 13(11 Suppl 2):S59-64.
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  82. Samet JH, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes DP, Alperen JK, Saitz R. Alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Oct 1; 46(2):194-9.
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  83. Rothman EF, Cheng DM, Pedley A, Samet JH, Palfai T, Liebschutz JM, Saitz R. Interpersonal violence exposure and alcohol treatment utilization among medical inpatients with alcohol dependence. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2008 Jun; 34(4):464-70.
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  84. Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Saitz R. Depressive symptoms and subsequent alcohol use and problems: a prospective study of medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2007 Sep; 68(5):673-80.
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  85. Kim TW, Palepu A, Cheng DM, Libman H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Factors associated with discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems. AIDS Care. 2007 Sep; 19(8):1039-47.
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  86. Saitz R. Baclofen for alcohol withdrawal: not comparable to the gold standard (benzodiazepines). Am J Med. 2007 Jun; 120(6):e9; author reply e11.
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  87. Larson MJ, Paasche-Orlow M, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Saitz R, Samet JH. Persistent pain is associated with substance use after detoxification: a prospective cohort analysis. Addiction. 2007 May; 102(5):752-60.
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  88. Wines JD, Saitz R, Samet JH. Mortality after release from prison. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 26; 356(17):1785-6; author reply 1786-7.
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  89. Kim TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Safran DG, Saitz R. Primary care quality and addiction severity: a prospective cohort study. Health Serv Res. 2007 Apr; 42(2):755-72.
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  90. Cheng DM, Nunes D, Libman H, Vidaver J, Alperen JK, Saitz R, Samet JH. Impact of hepatitis C on HIV progression in adults with alcohol problems. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 May; 31(5):829-36.
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  91. Liebschutz J, Saitz R, Brower V, Keane TM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Averbuch T, Samet JH. PTSD in urban primary care: high prevalence and low physician recognition. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun; 22(6):719-26.
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  92. Saitz R, Gaeta J, Cheng DM, Richardson JM, Larson MJ, Samet JH. Risk of mortality during four years after substance detoxification in urban adults. J Urban Health. 2007 Mar; 84(2):272-82.
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  93. Williams EC, Horton NJ, Samet JH, Saitz R. Do brief measures of readiness to change predict alcohol consumption and consequences in primary care patients with unhealthy alcohol use? Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Mar; 31(3):428-35.
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  94. Tsui JI, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Nunes D, Libman H, Alperen JK, Samet JH. Awareness of hepatitis C diagnosis is associated with less alcohol use among persons co-infected with HIV. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun; 22(6):822-5.
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  95. Horton NJ, Kim E, Saitz R. A cautionary note regarding count models of alcohol consumption in randomized controlled trials. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2007; 7:9.
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  96. Saitz R, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Horton NJ, Freedner N, Dukes K, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Guerriero RT, Samet JH. Brief intervention for medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Feb 6; 146(3):167-76.
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  97. Wines JD, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH. Overdose after detoxification: a prospective study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 Jul 10; 89(2-3):161-9.
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  98. Freiberg MS, Cheng DM, Kraemer KL, Saitz R, Kuller LH, Samet JH. The association between hepatitis C infection and prevalent cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2007 Jan 11; 21(2):193-7.
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  99. Zisserson RN, Palfai T, Saitz R. 'No-contact' interventions for unhealthy college drinking:efficacy of alternatives to person-delivered intervention approaches. Subst Abus. 2007; 28(4):119-31.
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  100. Saitz R. Introduction: screening and brief intervention. Subst Abus. 2007; 28(3):1-2.
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  101. Saitz R. Screening and brief intervention enter their 5th decade. Subst Abus. 2007; 28(3):3-6.
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  102. Raj A, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter M, Samet JH. Associations between alcohol, heroin, and cocaine use and high risk sexual behaviors among detoxification patients. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2007; 33(1):169-78.
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  103. Takizawa C, Cheng D, Samet J, Winter M, Larson MJ, Saitz R. Primary medical care and reductions in HIV risk behaviors in adults with addictions. J Addict Dis. 2007; 26(3):17-25.
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  104. Saitz R, Palfai TP, Freedner N, Winter MR, Macdonald A, Lu J, Ozonoff A, Rosenbloom DL, Dejong W. Screening and brief intervention online for college students: the ihealth study. Alcohol Alcohol. 2007 Jan-Feb; 42(1):28-36.
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  105. Rose AJ, Stein MR, Arnsten JH, Saitz R. Teaching internal medicine resident physicians about Alcoholics Anonymous: a pilot study of an educational intervention. Subst Abus. 2006 Sep; 27(3):5-11.
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  106. Nunes D, Saitz R, Libman H, Cheng DM, Vidaver J, Samet JH. Barriers to treatment of hepatitis C in HIV/HCV-coinfected adults with alcohol problems. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Sep; 30(9):1520-6.
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  107. Palepu A, Cheng DM, Kim T, Nunes D, Vidaver J, Alperen J, Saitz R, Samet JH. Substance abuse treatment and receipt of liver specialty care among persons coinfected with HIV/HCV who have alcohol problems. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2006 Dec; 31(4):411-7.
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  108. Lincoln A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Caruso C, Saitz R, Samet JH. Impact of health literacy on depressive symptoms and mental health-related: quality of life among adults with addiction. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Aug; 21(8):818-22.
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  109. Libman H, Saitz R, Nunes D, Cheng DM, Richardson JM, Vidaver J, Alperen JK, Samet JH. Hepatitis C infection is associated with depressive symptoms in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Aug; 101(8):1804-10.
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  110. Williams EC, Kivlahan DR, Saitz R, Merrill JO, Achtmeyer CE, McCormick KA, Bradley KA. Readiness to change in primary care patients who screened positive for alcohol misuse. Ann Fam Med. 2006 May-Jun; 4(3):213-20.
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  111. Saitz R, Freedner N, Palfai TP, Horton NJ, Samet JH. The severity of unhealthy alcohol use in hospitalized medical patients. The spectrum is narrow. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Apr; 21(4):381-5.
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  112. Kertesz SG, Larson MJ, Cheng DM, Tucker JA, Winter M, Mullins A, Saitz R, Samet JH. Need and non-need factors associated with addiction treatment utilization in a cohort of homeless and housed urban poor. Med Care. 2006 Mar; 44(3):225-33.
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  113. Saitz R, Svikis D, D'Onofrio G, Kraemer KL, Perl H. Challenges applying alcohol brief intervention in diverse practice settings: populations, outcomes, and costs. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Feb; 30(2):332-8.
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  114. Larson MJ, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH. Emergency department and hospital utilization among alcohol and drug-dependent detoxification patients without primary medical care. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2006; 32(3):435-52.
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  115. Smith KL, Horton NJ, Saitz R, Samet JH. The use of the mini-mental state examination in recruitment for substance abuse research studies. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 May 20; 82(3):231-7.
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  116. Shanahan CW, Lincoln A, Horton NJ, Saitz R, Winter M, Samet JH. Relationship of depressive symptoms and mental health functioning to repeat detoxification. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2005 Sep; 29(2):117-23.
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  117. Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Horton NJ, Palfai T, Samet JH, Freedner N, Tibbetts N, Saitz R. Health utility ratings for a spectrum of alcohol-related health states. Med Care. 2005 Jun; 43(6):541-50.
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  118. Kertesz SG, Larson MJ, Horton NJ, Winter M, Saitz R, Samet JH. Homeless chronicity and health-related quality of life trajectories among adults with addictions. Med Care. 2005 Jun; 43(6):574-85.
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  119. De Alba I, Hubbell FA, McMullin JM, Sweningson JM, Saitz R. Impact of U.S. citizenship status on cancer screening among immigrant women. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Mar; 20(3):290-6.
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  120. Saitz R. Clinical practice. Unhealthy alcohol use. N Engl J Med. 2005 Feb 10; 352(6):596-607.
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  121. Saitz R, Horton NJ, Larson MJ, Winter M, Samet JH. Primary medical care and reductions in addiction severity: a prospective cohort study. Addiction. 2005 Jan; 100(1):70-8.
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  122. Olsen Y, Alford DP, Horton NJ, Saitz R. Addressing smoking cessation in methadone programs. J Addict Dis. 2005; 24(2):33-48.
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  123. Wines JD, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH. Suicidal behavior, drug use and depressive symptoms after detoxification: a 2-year prospective study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004 Dec 7; 76 Suppl:S21-9.
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  124. Saitz R, Helmuth ED, Aromaa SE, Guard A, Belanger M, Rosenbloom DL. Web-based screening and brief intervention for the spectrum of alcohol problems. Prev Med. 2004 Nov; 39(5):969-75.
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  125. Saitz R, Larson MJ, Horton NJ, Winter M, Samet JH. Linkage with primary medical care in a prospective cohort of adults with addictions in inpatient detoxification: room for improvement. Health Serv Res. 2004 Jun; 39(3):587-606.
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  126. Saitz R. Review: universal screening in general practice can identify excessive drinkers suitable for brief interventions. Evid Based Ment Health. 2004 May; 7(2):37.
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  127. Sweeney LP, Samet JH, Larson MJ, Saitz R. Establishment of a multidisciplinary Health Evaluation and Linkage to Primary care (HELP) clinic in a detoxification unit. J Addict Dis. 2004; 23(2):33-45.
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  128. De Alba I, Samet JH, Saitz R. Burden of medical illness in drug- and alcohol-dependent persons without primary care. Am J Addict. 2004 Jan-Feb; 13(1):33-45.
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  129. Saitz R, Horton NJ, Samet JH. Alcohol and medication interactions in primary care patients: common and unrecognized. Am J Med. 2003 Apr 1; 114(5):407-10.
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  130. Samet JH, Larson MJ, Horton NJ, Doyle K, Winter M, Saitz R. Linking alcohol- and drug-dependent adults to primary medical care: a randomized controlled trial of a multi-disciplinary health intervention in a detoxification unit. Addiction. 2003 Apr; 98(4):509-16.
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  131. Kertesz SG, Horton NJ, Friedmann PD, Saitz R, Samet JH. Slowing the revolving door: stabilization programs reduce homeless persons' substance use after detoxification. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2003 Apr; 24(3):197-207.
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  132. Saitz R, Horton NJ, Sullivan LM, Moskowitz MA, Samet JH. Addressing alcohol problems in primary care: a cluster randomized, controlled trial of a systems intervention. The screening and intervention in primary care (SIP) study. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Mar 4; 138(5):372-82.
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  133. Abrams Weintraub T, Saitz R, Samet JH. Education of preventive medicine residents: alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. Am J Prev Med. 2003 Jan; 24(1):101-5.
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  134. Maisto SA, Saitz R. Alcohol use disorders: screening and diagnosis. Am J Addict. 2003; 12 Suppl 1:S12-25.
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  135. Saitz R. Discharges against medical advice: time to address the causes. CMAJ. 2002 Sep 17; 167(6):647-8.
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  136. Saitz R, Friedmann PD, Sullivan LM, Winter MR, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Moskowitz MA, Samet JH. Professional satisfaction experienced when caring for substance-abusing patients: faculty and resident physician perspectives. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 May; 17(5):373-6.
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  137. Liebschutz J, Savetsky JB, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH. The relationship between sexual and physical abuse and substance abuse consequences. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2002 Apr; 22(3):121-8.
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  138. Rees VW, Horton NJ, Hingson RW, Saitz R, Samet JH. Injury among detoxification patients: alcohol users' greater risk. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Feb; 26(2):212-7.
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  139. Rees V, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Samet J. Association of alcohol consumption with HIV sex- and drug-risk behaviors among drug users. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2001 Oct; 21(3):129-34.
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  140. Friedmann PD, Saitz R, Gogineni A, Zhang JX, Stein MD. Validation of the screening strategy in the NIAAA "Physicians' Guide to Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems". J Stud Alcohol. 2001 Mar; 62(2):234-8.
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  141. Friedmann PD, McCullough D, Saitz R. Screening and intervention for illicit drug abuse: a national survey of primary care physicians and psychiatrists. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Jan 22; 161(2):248-51.
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  142. Samet JH, Friedmann P, Saitz R. Benefits of linking primary medical care and substance abuse services: patient, provider, and societal perspectives. Arch Intern Med. 2001 Jan 8; 161(1):85-91.
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  143. Hilton ME, Maisto SA, Conigliaro J, McNiel M, Kraemer K, Kelley ME, Conigliaro R, Samet JH, Larson MJ, Savetsky J, Winter M, Sullivan LM, Saitz R, Weisner C, Mertens J, Parthasarathy S, Moore C, Hunkeler E, Hu TW, Selby J, Stout RL, Zywiak W, Rubin A, Zwick W, Shepard D. Improving alcoholism treatment across the spectrum of services. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2001 Jan; 25(1):128-35.
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  144. Saitz R, Sullivan LM, Samet JH. Training Community-Based Clinicians in Screening and Brief Intervention for Substance Abuse Problems: Translating Evidence into Practice. Subst Abus. 2000 Mar; 21(1):21-31.
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  145. Friedmann PD, McCullough D, Chin MH, Saitz R. Screening and intervention for alcohol problems. A national survey of primary care physicians and psychiatrists. J Gen Intern Med. 2000 Feb; 15(2):84-91.
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  146. Saitz R, Ghali WA, Moskowitz MA. The impact of leaving against medical advice on hospital resource utilization. J Gen Intern Med. 2000 Feb; 15(2):103-7.
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  147. Saitz R. Talking about treatment. Ann Intern Med. 2000 Jan 4; 132(1):93; author reply 94.
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  148. Ghali WA, Saitz R, Eskew AH, Gupta M, Quan H, Hershman WY. Successful teaching in evidence-based medicine. Med Educ. 2000 Jan; 34(1):18-22.
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  149. Shwartz M, Saitz R, Mulvey K, Brannigan P. The value of acupuncture detoxification programs in a substance abuse treatment system. J Subst Abuse Treat. 1999 Dec; 17(4):305-12.
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  150. Saitz R, Ghali WA, Moskowitz MA. Characteristics of patients with pneumonia who are discharged from hospitals against medical advice. Am J Med. 1999 Nov; 107(5):507-9.
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  151. Kraemer KL, Conigliaro J, Saitz R. Managing alcohol withdrawal in the elderly. Drugs Aging. 1999 Jun; 14(6):409-25.
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  152. Saitz R. Screening tests for alcohol use disorders. Ann Intern Med. 1999 May 4; 130(9):779; author reply 779-80.
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  153. Ghali WA, Saitz R, Sargious PM, Hershman WY. Evidence-based medicine and the real world: understanding the controversy. J Eval Clin Pract. 1999 May; 5(2):133-8.
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  154. Saitz R, Lepore MF, Sullivan LM, Amaro H, Samet JH. Alcohol abuse and dependence in Latinos living in the United States: validation of the CAGE (4M) questions. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Apr 12; 159(7):718-24.
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  155. Saitz R. Patients with alcohol problems. N Engl J Med. 1998 Jul 9; 339(2):130-1.
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  156. Friedmann PD, Saitz R, Samet JH. Management of adults recovering from alcohol or other drug problems: relapse prevention in primary care. JAMA. 1998 Apr 15; 279(15):1227-31.
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  157. Saitz R. Introduction to alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol Health Res World. 1998; 22(1):5-12.
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  158. Saitz R, Mulvey KP, Plough A, Samet JH. Physician unawareness of serious substance abuse. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 1997 Aug; 23(3):343-54.
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  159. Saitz R, Ghali WA, Moskowitz MA. The impact of alcohol-related diagnoses on pneumonia outcomes. Arch Intern Med. 1997 Jul 14; 157(13):1446-52.
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  160. Saitz R, O'Malley SS. Pharmacotherapies for alcohol abuse. Withdrawal and treatment. Med Clin North Am. 1997 Jul; 81(4):881-907.
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  161. Saitz R, Friedman LS, Mayo-Smith MF. Alcohol withdrawal: a nationwide survey of inpatient treatment practices. J Gen Intern Med. 1995 Sep; 10(9):479-87.
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  162. Rawitscher LA, Saitz R, Friedman LS. Adolescents' preferences regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related physician counseling and HIV testing. Pediatrics. 1995 Jul; 96(1 Pt 1):52-8.
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  163. Saitz R. Recognition and management of occult alcohol withdrawal. Hosp Pract (1995). 1995 Jun 15; 30(6):49-54, 56-8.
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  164. Saitz R, Mayo-Smith MF, Roberts MS, Redmond HA, Bernard DR, Calkins DR. Individualized treatment for alcohol withdrawal. A randomized double-blind controlled trial. JAMA. 1994 Aug 17; 272(7):519-23.
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  165. Saitz R. Do the poor sue more? JAMA. 1994 Feb 16; 271(7):503; author reply 504.
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  166. Saitz R, Friedmann PD, Roberts MS. Continued zidovudine or didanosine for human immunodeficiency virus infection. N Engl J Med. 1992 Nov 26; 327(22):1598; author reply 1599.
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  167. Saitz R, Williams BW, Farber HW. Atenolol-induced cardiovascular collapse treated with hemodialysis. Crit Care Med. 1991 Jan; 19(1):116-8.
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