Navigation Links
Hasbro Children's Hospital physician receives $3.2 million grant to study teen alcohol use
Date:4/22/2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Hasbro Children's Hospital emergency medicine physician James Linakis, M.D., Ph.D, was recently awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to validate a more efficient test to screen teenagers for future alcohol abuse and other risk behaviors. Linakis will be joined on the multi-site study by co-principal investigator Anthony Spirito, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of psychiatry & human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The project, titled "Teen Alcohol Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)," will utilize 16 children's hospital sites to determine if the NIAAA two-question screen is an efficient and valid alcohol screening instrument among U.S. pediatric emergency department patients compared to the previously utilized more lengthy questionnaires.

"We know that the younger an individual starts to drink, the higher their risk for developing alcohol related issues later in life. We need to find the best way to catch this early," said Linakis.

Over the past few years, the NIAAA has focused on the importance of screening adolescents for alcohol problems, but the only screening tools have been relatively lengthy. A basic, two-question screening questionnaire was created that the NIAAA hopes will be predictive of both current and future alcohol problems in adolescents. It asks:

  1. Do you drink alcohol? How much?
  2. Do you have friends who drink alcohol?

"This two-question screening is based on established literature, but it has never been validated. The NIAAA is asking for PECARN hospital sites to test the two-question screener, so we can make sure that the screening system works," said Linakis.

Adolescents ages 12 to 17, who are being treated in the emergency room, will be randomly selected to take part in the qu
'/>"/>

Contact: Jill Reuter
jreuter@lifespan.org
401-444-6863
Lifespan
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hasbro Children’s Hospital Opens Soft Play Area for Patients and their Families
2. Bradley Hasbro Childrens Research Center receives $1.5m grant to explore HIV treatment compliance
3. Higher-spending hospitals have fewer deaths for emergency patients
4. Predictors identified for rehospitalization among post-acute stroke patients
5. More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations
6. After Hospitalization, Men More Likely to Show Up in ER
7. Choosing the right hospital may save your babys life
8. Heart Attack Survival Varies Widely Among Hospitals, Study Finds
9. In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals
10. Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.
11. Hospital readmission rates linked to availability of care, socioeconomics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Deer Path of Huntley ... Valentine’s Day Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on ... Parkway in Huntley, Illinois, serves adults with physical disabilities between the ... include Valentine's Day treats, games and sweetheart-themed karaoke. , For more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Liberty University has received accreditation ... program from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & ... Liberty’s Center for Counseling & Family Studies , is ... the university’s new School of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The City of West Hollywood hosted a news conference on ... anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized ... the Roe vs. Wade decision and the fight to protect a ... City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. “We need to continue ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is ... the first app ever created for kids with cancer. The Chemo ... and devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help children of ... The free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated and at ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 VogueQueen is a ... affordable prices and many designers are thrilled to have it ... business announces its new collection of prom dresses for the ... to drive the strategic vision and he focuses on continuing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:Liberty University's Resident Master’s Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2
... products. Same flavors. Fewer caloriesFORT WORTH, Texas, ... the Hispanic baking industry by becoming the ... line of 100 Calorie products. Building on ... the 100 Calorie line offers the perfect ...
... new study suggests , , MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- ... sleep it off, but they run the risk of developing ... cycle of headaches, a new study shows. , "Going to ... treat their headaches, and they rated it a very effective ...
... LLC, the nation,s leading provider of telemedicine health ... offshore medical service that connects remote workers with ... combines advanced telemedicine technology and medical services to ... Offshore rig and remote workers gain access to ...
... ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 16 Across the nation, countless ... executives at one North Texas healthcare company took some ... from being another victim to the economic crisis.2009 looks ... now in its 7th year. One year ago ten ...
... their electroplating, anodizing, and electropolishing plant. , ... Toccoa, ... completion of their new 16, long, 27 station aluminum anodizing line. ... works for some time now and even though the economy is ...
... screening, they say , , MONDAY, Feb. 16 ... screening and diagnostic for breast cancer, not serve as ... guidelines. , The guidelines, published Monday in the ... give needed direction for using breast MRI, a relatively ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Marinela USA(R) Launches 100 Calorie Product Line 2Health News:Using Sleep to Manage Headaches May Cause Insomnia 2Health News:Using Sleep to Manage Headaches May Cause Insomnia 3Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 2Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 3Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 4Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 5Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 6Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 7Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 8Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 9Health News:InPlace Medical Solutions Announces Advanced Medical Services for Offshore and Remote Locations 10Health News:Staying Healthy in 2009 2Health News:Experts Release Guidelines on Use of Breast MRI 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Africa , Jan. 23, 2015   Leatt Corporation ... personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, including ... Leatt-Brace® neck brace, announced today that the UISP Lega ... now requires all riders to wear a neck brace ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced ... have been enrolled into the Company,s Phase 2 clinical ... safety of Gem,s lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), ... or metastatic disease. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held medical ... an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo Stock ... system for the treatment of cancer in ... is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2
... Zurich, June 1, 2007-Cytos Biotechnology AG is ... presentations of its novel,immunotherapeutic CYT003-QbG10 to treat ... were obtained,and will be presented in different ... Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology,(EAACI), taking ...
... Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2007 - The Waismann,Method ... of Suboxone,users, indicating that 66 percent of ... or Buprenorphine, believe they,cannot stop taking the ... is often prescribed to treat,dependency to opiates ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CYT003-QbG10 to treat allergy to be presented at the Congress of,the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology,(EAACI), June 9-13, 2007 2Waismann Method Survey Reveals Dependency Risk for People Using,Suboxone 2
... Ulti-Mist™ HME product line has the right ... to adults and from intubated patients to ... humidification for both anesthesia and critical care ... provide maximum protection for patients and staff ...
... HME product line has the right product ... adults and from intubated patients to patients ... for both anesthesia and critical care applications., ... maximum protection for patients and staff members. ...
... (HCH) capture the patient`s exhaled heat and ... gas. Small and compact, they are specially ... Depending on the tidal volume requirements, select ... ,The adult HCH is ideal for patient ...
... capture the patient`s exhaled heat and moisture ... Small and compact, they are specially treated ... on the tidal volume requirements, select either ... adult HCH is ideal for patient tidal ...
Medicine Products: