Induction

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This SAMHSA guideline provides information on buprenorphine treatment for nurses and other clinical support staff who assist with buprenorphine induction and maintenance.
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SAMHSA
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Journal abstract that examines whether there's an association of ethnicity and race with treatment response to buprenorphine.
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Brown, et al., Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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This 2009 article discusses a study of home induction for buprenorphine treatment; the results supported the hypothesis that home induction is a feasible and safe option.
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J Gen Intern Med.
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This web page provides information for the patient on pronunciation, brand names, common uses, how to use, missed doses, precautions, side effects, drug interactions, proper storage, and more.
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Kaiser Permanente
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This document discusses the logistics of successful buprenorphine induction, offering insight into clinical questions that should be addressed, the goal of induction, general principles, and recommendations based on low and high levels of evidence. Recommendations are included for both in-office and at-home inductions.
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Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS)
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This abstract discusses a study done on the feasibility of an unobserved buprenorphine induction protocol. The study involved 103 patients who were heroin users and prescription opioid misusers, and discusses safety and rates of complications from induction through follow-up.
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
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Information on the dose-reduction phase, or taper from buprenorphine. Discusses long, moderate, and short-period reductions, and the potential benefits and downfalls of each.
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suboxoneassistedtreatment.org
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