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American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology Calls for Regular Alcohol Abuse Screening

Samstag 23. Juli 2011 von htm

New recommendations issued by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) call for annual alcohol screening for women, and screening in the first trimester of pregnancy.
The guidelines state that for women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant, it is important for obstetrician-gynecologists to “give compelling and clear advice to avoid alcohol use, provide assistance for achieving abstinence, or provide effective contraception to women who require help.” ACOG’s new recommendations also note that health care providers should advise women that low-level consumption of alcohol in early pregnancy is not an indication for terminating the pregnancy. … (Source: Join Together, 07/22/11)

Kategorie: Addiction, adults, Alerts, Allgemein, Children, consumption, Fetal alcohol syndrome etc., Gender, Global, Health, Parents, Prevention, societal effects, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

Web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention for Maori and non-Maori

Donnerstag 23. Dezember 2010 von htm

The New Zealand e-SBINZ trials. The trial will provide information on the effectiveness of e-SBI in reducing hazardous drinking across diverse university student populations with separate effect estimates for Maori and non-Maori students. Trial registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) ACTRN12610000279022. (Source: BMC, biomedcentral.com, 12/22/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Education, Global, Prevention, Research, Treatment, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Linking The Treatment Of Alcohol-Use Disorders And TB

Sonntag 22. November 2009 von htm

The integration of alcohol screening, treatment and referral into primary care and other medical settings is not routinely done. Nor are there any studies evaluating the effectiveness of integrating care for alcohol use disorders (AUDs) into routine treatment for tuberculosis (TB), despite the high co-occurrence and mortality associated with these two diseases. Accordingly, researchers have designed a trial study to determine the effectiveness of integrating pharmacotherapy and behavioral treatments for AUDs into routine care for TB. (Source: Medical News Today, 11/21/09)

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Global, Health, Research, Treatment | Keine Kommentare »

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