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Robert Maslansky

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine

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1957-1960 — University of Minnesota Hospitals, Residency

Research Summary

The laboratory work on isolated cardiomyocytes, intact hearts and whole animals demonstrates that the opiates simulate ischemic preconditioning thus protecting the heart from damage by its loss of blood supply. We have shown this in a human population maintained on methadone for the treatment of heroin addiction. See referenced work in bibliography

Research Interests

1) Substance misuse/AIDS/hepatitis C/Heroin Dependency and addiction 2)alcohol dependency and its treatment 3) Cardioprotective effect of the opiates and opioids especially methadone HCl

A review of "insomnia: a cultural history"
Maslansky, Robert
2012-02-05; 1545-0848,Journal of addictive diseases - id: 130919, year: 2011

Methadone treatment
Maslansky, Robert
2012-02-05; , - id: 5743, year: 2010

Predictors of outcome for short-term medically supervised opioid withdrawal during a randomized, multicenter trial of buprenorphine-naloxone and clonidine in the NIDA clinical trials network drug and alcohol dependence
Ziedonis, Douglas M; Amass, Leslie; Steinberg, Marc; Woody, George; Krejci, Jonathan; Annon, Jeffrey J; Cohen, Allan J; Waite-O'Brien, Nancy; Stine, Susan M; McCarty, Dennis; Reid, Malcolm S; Brown, Lawrence S Jr; Maslansky, Robert; Winhusen, Theresa; Babcock, Dean; Brigham, Greg; Muir, Joan; Orr, Deborah; Buchan, Betty J; Horton, Terry; Ling, Walter
2012-02-05; 1879-0046,Drug & alcohol dependence - id: 109287, year: 2009 Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial

Patients with substance abuse problems: Effective identification, diagnosis, and treatment
Maslansky, R
2012-02-05; 1055-0887,Journal of addictive diseases - id: 76643, year: 2008

Review of Freedom and neurobiology
Maslansky, Robert
2012-02-05; 1055-0887,Journal of addictive diseases - id: 76095, year: 2007