Richard Senbanjo and Professor John Strang have three papers which describe the method and the findings. The paper Addiction 2010 gives an introduction to the behaviour of groin injecting (injecting into femoral vein), the paper Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2011 on 'the needle and the damage done', which introduces the method of femoral ultrasonography as a clinic-based method of assessment, and the paper, ‘Preliminary findings of a point-of-care ultrasound service for opioid-dependent groin injectors in treatment’, has been published online in the Harm Reduction Journal 2012.
I am particularly pleased to introduce this video clip in which Richard Senbanjo describes the technique, not just because Richard is a honorary researcher with us here at the National Addiction Centre as well as his primary position as Clinical Director at KCA, but also because Richard is a graduate from our Addictions MSc from earlier years. I am sure you will find this blend of addictions studies and physical health care study really interesting.
This is a video explanation of the ultrasound method of studying vein damage which can result from injecting drug use, by Richard Senbanjo. Richard is an honorary researcher with us here at the National Addiction Centre alongside his primary position as Clinical Director at KCA and is also a graduate from our Addictions MSc from earlier years.