Daniel Alford, Publications

2011

Alford DP, LaBelle CT, Kretsch N, Bergeron A, Winter M, Botticelli M, Samet JH. Collaborative care of opioid-addicted patients in primary care using buprenorphine. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(5):425-31.\

Kraus ML, Alford DP, Kotz MM, Levounis P, Mandell TW, Meyer M, Salsitz EA, Wetterau N, Wyatt SA. Statement of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Consensus Panel on the use of buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid addiction. J Addict Med. 2011 Dec; 5(4):254-63. PMID: 22042215.

Lasser KE, Kim TW, Alford DP, Cabral H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and influenza vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. (online only) 2011:1-8.

Liebschutz JM, Alford DP. Safe opioid prescribing: A long way to go. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26(9):951-2. PMID: 21735346.

2010

Alford DP, Krebs EE, Chen IA, Nicolaidis C, Bair MJ, Liebschutz J. Update in pain medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 July;25(11):1222-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1452-4. PMID: 20632120.

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 Mar;10:22. PMID: 20230607.

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;4(3):123-30.

Shanahan CW, Beers D, Alford DP, Brigandi E, Samet JH. A Transitional opioid program to engage hospitalized drug users. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Mar;25(8):803-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1311-3.

Squires LE, Alford DP, Bernstein J, Palfai T, Saitz R. Screening and brief intervention for drug use in primary care. J Addict Med. 2010;4(3):131-36.

Starrels JL, Becker WC, Alford DP, Kapoor A, Williams AR, Turner BJ. Systematic review: treatment agreements and urine drug testing to reduce opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jun 1;152(11):712-20. Review. PMID: 20513829.

Tsui JI, Herman DS, Kettavong M, Alford DP, Anderson BJ, Stein MD. Physician introduction to opioids for pain among patients with opioid dependence and depressive symptoms. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2010 Dec;39(4):378-83. Epub 2010 Aug 19. PMID: 20727704.

2009

Alford DP. Opioids for chronic pain in patients with substance abuse: Too much, too little or just right? Invited Commentary. Pain. 2009;145:267-268.

Alford DP, Bridden C, Jackson A, Saitz R, Amodeo M, Barnes H, Samet JH.  Promoting substance use education among generalist physicians: An evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program. Gen Intern Med. 2009; 24:40-47.

Douglas MA, Burniske GM, Alford DP, Wilkes G, Greenwald JL.  Physicians’ pain management confidence versus competence. J Opioid Management. 2009; 5(3):169-174

Kim TW, Alford DP, Malabanan AO, Holick MF, Samet JH. Low Vitamin D Status in Methadone Maintenance Patients J Addict Med. 2009; 3:134-138

Walley AY, Farrar D, Cheng DM, Alford DP, Samet JH. Are opioid dependence and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) documented in the medical record? A patient safety issue. J Gen Intern Med. 2009; 24:1007–11.

2008

Alford DP, Salsitz E, Martin J, Renner JA. Commentary on letter entitled: “Buprenorphine Comes of Age” J Addict Med. 2008; 2:1

Alford DP, Richardson JM, Chapman SE, Dube CE, Schadt RW, Saitz R. A web-based alcohol clinical training (ACT) curriculum: is in-person faculty development necessary? BMC Medical Education. 2008; 8:11

Alford DP, Liebschutz J, Chen IA, Nicolaidis C, Panda M, Berg KM, Gibson J, Picchioni M, Bair MJ. Update in pain medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2008; 23(6):841-845

Walley AY, Alperen J, Cheng DM, Botticelli M, Castro-Donlan C, Samet JH, Alford, DP. Office-based management of opioid dependence with buprenorphine: treatment practices and barriers. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23(9):1393-8

Alford DP, Bridden C, Jackson AH, Saitz R, Amodeo M, Barnes HN, Samet JH. Promoting substance abuse education among generalist physicians: evaluating the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program. J Gen Intern Med. 2009; 24(1):40-7

Kim TW, Alford DP, Malabanan AO, Holick MF, Samet JH. Low Vitamin D Status in Methadone Maintenance Patients J Addict Med. 2009; in press

Douglas MA, Burniske GM, Alford DP, Wilkes G, Greenwald JL. Physicians’ pain management confidence versus competence. J Opioid Management. 2009; 5(3):169-174

Walley AY, Farrar D, Cheng DM, Alford DP, Samet JH. Is methadone maintenance treatment and indication missing from the medical record? A care coordination and saftey issue.  J Gen Intern Med. 2009; in press

Alford DP. Opioids for chronic pain in patients with substance abuse: Too much, too little or just right? Invited Commentary. Pain. 2009; in press

2007

Alford DP, LaBelle CT, Richardson JM, O’Connell JJ, Hohl CA, Cheng DM, Samet JH. Treating homeless opioid dependent patients with buprenorphine in an office-based setting.  J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22:171-176

Gordon AJ, Sullivan LE, Alford DP, Arnsten JH, Gourevitch MN, Kertesz SG, Kunins HV, Merrill JO, Samet JH, Fiellin DA. Update in addiction medicine for the generalist. J Gen Intern Med. 2007; 22:1190-1194

Alford DP, Salsitz E, Martin J, Renner JA. Clinical case discussion: Treating opioid dependence with buprenorphine. J Addict Med. 2007;1:73-78

Alford DP. Opioids for chronic pain in patients with substance abuse: Too much, too little or just right? Invited Commentary. Pain. 2009; in press