Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected in a drug test. This updated edition is a must-have for clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinicians, and medical review officers and regulators, bridging the gap between technical and clinical information. Topics of note include the monitoring of pain management drugs, bath salts, spices (synthetic marijuana), designer drugs and date rape drugs, and more. Serves as a ready resource of information for alcohol and drug testing Ideal resource for making decisions related to the monitoring and interpretation of results Includes concise content for clinical laboratory scientists, toxicologists and clinicians

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  • Author : Amitava Dasgupta
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 560 pages
  • ISBN : 0128156082
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing
  • Author : Amitava Dasgupta
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 10 January 2019
GET THIS BOOKCritical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected in a drug test. This updated edition is a must-have for clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinicians, and medical review officers and regulators, bridging the gap between technical and clinical information. Topics

Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse

Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse
  • Author : Amitava Dasgupta,Loralie J. Langman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 23 April 2012
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Pharmacogenomics is the basis of personalized medicine, which is said to be the medicine of the future. Understanding genetic variation in drug and alcohol response is vital for professionals working in rehabilitation programs. The same principles that are applicable for therapeutic drugs are also applicable for drugs of abuse. Pharmacogenomics can supplement traditional therapeutic drug monitoring, potentially predicting correct dosage before initiation of the drug therapy. Applying these principles to testing and treatment, Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 03 September 2016
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Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The

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  • Author : Amitava Dasgupta,Jorge L. Sepulveda
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 July 2019
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Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory: A Guide to Error Detection and Correction, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive review of the factors leading to errors in all areas of clinical laboratory testing. This trusted guide addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, processes of specimen collection, enzymes and biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists will both benefit from this reference that applies discussions to both accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Hence, this is the perfect reference

An Introduction to Testing for Drugs of Abuse

An Introduction to Testing for Drugs of Abuse
  • Author : William E. Schreiber
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 March 2022
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An Introduction to Testing for Drugs of Abuse An Introduction to Testing for Drugs of Abuse presents a distilled set of facts about the major drugs of abuse that are encountered in clinical practice. Individual chapters highlight the similarities in chemical structure, mechanism of action, and physiologic effects of each drug group, as well as their metabolism, therapeutic uses and potential for misuse or abuse. Special attention is given to the testing process, with an emphasis on interpretation of test

Under the Influence?

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  • Author : National Research Council/Institute of Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Drug Use in the Workplace
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1994
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Drug use in the workplace, its effect on performance and safety, and the role of workplace drug testing has received much attention in the popular press. But what do we actually know about this troubling issue? With an extensive and readable overview of the literature, the committee presents what we do know by examining the major issues: The extent and severity of drug use on and off the job. The strengths and weaknesses of methods for detecting drug use through

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior" is an online textbook written by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. The book was previously published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1990 as "Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology." The authors attempt to develop an understanding of the interpenetration of brain, behavior and environment. They discuss the chemistry of behavior in both the literal sense of neurochemistry and the figurative sense of an analysis of the reactions with the environment.

Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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  • Author : Robert T. Ammerman,Peggy J. Ott,Ralph E. Tarter
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 01 March 1999
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It is generally acknowledged that the most cost-effective means of curtailing alcohol and drug abuse is prevention. Providing interventions to at-risk individuals before they develop serious problems with substance use is the most important component of the "war on drugs." Fortunately, the past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the quantity and quality of scientific research on those areas crucial to the advancement of prevention science. This book compiles a tremendous amount of information about prevention which has accumulated

Technology in Forensic Science

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  • Author : Deepak Rawtani,Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 28 August 2020
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The book "Technology in Forensic Science" provides an integrated approach by reviewing the usage of modern forensic tools as well as the methods for interpretation of the results. Starting with best practices on sample taking, the book then reviews analytical methods such as high-resolution microscopy and chromatography, biometric approaches, and advanced sensor technology as well as emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and taggant technology. It concludes with an outlook to emerging methods such as AI-based approaches to forensic investigations.

Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Pediatric Disease

Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Pediatric Disease
  • Author : Edward C.C. Wong,Dennis J. Dietzen,Michael J. Bennett,Shannon Haymond
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 13 May 2021
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Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Pediatric Disease, Fifth Edition has been a well-respected reference in the field for decades. This revision continues the strong focus on understanding the pathogenesis of pediatric disease, emphasizing not only the important role of the clinical laboratory in defining parameters that change with the disease process, but also the molecular basis of many pediatric diseases. Provides a fully-updated resource with more color illustrations Focuses on the biochemical and molecular basis of disease as well as

Facing Addiction in America

Facing Addiction in America
  • Author : Office of the Surgeon General,U.s. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 15 August 2017
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All across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and health care systems are struggling to cope with substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders. Substance misuse and substance use disorders have devastating effects, disrupt the future plans of too many young people, and all too often, end lives prematurely and tragically. Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and a priority for our nation to address. The effects of substance use are cumulative and costly for our society, placing

Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory

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  • Author : Amitava Dasgupta,Jorge L. Sepulveda
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 22 January 2013
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This practical, easy-to-use guide, named to Doody’s Core Titles 2013, addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others

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  • Author : Amitava Dasgupta
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 July 2020
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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: The Role of Providers and the Clinical Laboratory in Understanding Who Is Vulnerable covers the important aspects that are essential in fighting the opioid epidemic. This succinct reference highlights how the toxicology laboratory can play a vital role in fighting the opioid epidemic by implementing a robust system for drugs of abuse testing as well as drug testing in pain management patients. It targets health care professionals in a technical manner, discussing polymorphisms of important genes

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  • Author : Kelly Small Casler, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE,Kate Sustersic Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release : 25 April 2022
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"[the authors] did a masterful job of creating and editing this gold standard book that should be used by all clinicians and incorporated into all nursing and health sciences curriculums." -Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN Vice President for Health Promotion University Chief Wellness Officer Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-Based Practice, College of Nursing Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP The Ohio

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  • Author : Alain Verstraete
  • Publisher : Pharmaceutical Press
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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This comprehensive text provides clear explanations of the effects of drugs on human performance and the need for workplace drug testing. It provides essential information on the regulatory and legal frameworks around the world, how to set policies and coverage of all aspects of drug analysis and the associated interpretation of results. Contents include: * Epidemiology of drug use in the working population * The evidence base and guidelines for workplace drug testing * Legal, regulatory aspects and policies for drugs and alcohol *