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Robert Maslansky

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine

Contact Info

212/249-2518
Robert.Maslansky@nyumc.org

Education

1957-1960 — University of Minnesota Hospitals, Residency Training

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. A review of "insomnia: a cultural history". Journal of addictive diseases. 2011 Apr;30(2):181-182 (130919)

Methadone treatment
Maslansky, Robert. Methadone treatment IN: Clinical addiction psychiatry. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010. p.?-? (Cambridge medicine) (5743)

Patients with substance abuse problems: Effective identification, diagnosis, and treatment
Maslansky, R. Patients with substance abuse problems: Effective identification, diagnosis, and treatment. Journal of addictive diseases. 2008 MAR 28 ;27(1):86-86 (76643)

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. 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. Drug & alcohol dependence. 2008 Sep 20;99(1-3):28-36 (109287)

Review of Freedom and neurobiology
Maslansky, Robert. Review of Freedom and neurobiology [Book Review]. Journal of addictive diseases. 2007 ;26(2):92-93 Feb (76095)