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National Trends and Prescription Patterns in Opiate Analgesia

Jul 08, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to examine the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) database for regional and temporal patterns, as well as characteristics linked with the chance ...

Harms Vs Benefits of Opioid Prescription Changes in HIV

Jun 17, 2022

Providers should not continue prescribing opioids to patients with HIV when risks outweigh benefits, but they need to factor the risks of stopping opioids into the equation. “There are specif...

From the Physician Editor-in-Chief - Chronic Pain: We Need to Ask “Why?”

May 31, 2022

According to the CDC, there are approximately 50 million people in the US living in chronic pain. We all know about the opioid crisis, and this knowledge has done nothing to help alleviate pain many a...

Evaluation of diagnostic and treatment approaches to acute dyspnea in a palliative care setting among medical doctors with different educational levels.

Mar 28, 2022

Dyspnea is common in patients with advanced cancer. Diagnostic procedures in patients with dyspnea are mandatory but often time-consuming and hamper rapid treatment of the underlying refractory sympto...

Impacts of a Medicaid "lock-in" program on opioid use disorder treatment and services and naloxone dispensing.

Mar 14, 2022

"Lock-in" programs are used by health insurers to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes that can result from overutilization of opioids and other controlled substances. We estimated the association betw...

The Role of Maximal Locoregional Block in Autologous Breast Reconstruction.

Mar 14, 2022

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has become the standard of care in microsurgical breast reconstruction. The current literature provides overwhelming evidence of the benefit of ERAS pathways in ...

Recovery among sexual minorities in the united states population: Prevalence, characteristics, quality of life and functioning compared with heterosexual majority.

Jan 17, 2022

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals ("sexual minorities" [SMs]) are overrepresented among individuals suffering from alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems. However, little is known regarding differ...

Tracking Assessment Tool Supports Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

Dec 21, 2021

Despite efforts to curb opioid use disorder (OUD), the epidemic continues to be a major national crisis. Methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are standard of care FDA-approved treatments for OUD, ...

Outpatient Pain Management Via Telementoring Proves Effective

Sep 15, 2021

Although opioid prescribing and opioid overdose are very important topics in pain management medicine, there are not enough pain management specialists to handle all the patients in need. For a paper ...

Adjunct interventions to standard medical management of buprenorphine in outpatient settings: A systematic review of the evidence.

Sep 13, 2021

A growing body of research has examined adjunctive interventions supportive of engagement and retention in treatment among patients receiving buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). We conducted ...

Outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction and history of illicit drug use: a French nationwide analysis.

Aug 30, 2021

Several reports suggest that illicit drug use may be a major cause of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) independently of smoking habits and associated with a poorer prognosis. The aim of our study was...

Review of Reported Adverse Events Occurring Among the Homeless Veteran Population in the Veterans Health Administration.

Aug 19, 2021

United States veterans face an even greater risk of homelessness and associated medical conditions, mental health conditions, and fatal and nonfatal overdose as compared with nonveterans. Beginning 20...

Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Patients with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.

Aug 19, 2021

The purpose of the study was to assess the epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes of native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO) in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB).A retrospective insti...

Investigating a bidirectional relationship between overdose and provision of injection initiation assistance among persons who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico.

Aug 16, 2021

Individuals who initiate injection drug use often receive assistance from an injection-knowledgeable peer. Persons who assist peers in injection initiation events often inject frequently, which height...

A comprehensive UHPLC-MS/MS screening method for the analysis of 98 New Psychoactive Substances and related compounds in human hair.

Aug 16, 2021

In this study, a rapid liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for the targeted analysis of 98 New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) from the hair...

"I Know It Is Going to Ruin Their Life:" Fortune-Telling, Agency, and Harm Reduction in Narratives Concerning Injection Initiation Assistance.

Aug 05, 2021

Considering most people who inject drugs (PWID) received help with the first injection, understanding the perspective of potential 'initiators' is a priority to inform harm reduction interventions. Th...

Examining differences in prescription opioid use behaviors among U.S. adults with and without disabilities.

Aug 05, 2021

We aimed to identify differences in prescription opioid-related behaviors between adults with and without disabilities in the U.S. We analyzed data from the 2015-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and H...

Substance use and suicide outcomes among self-injured trauma patients.

Jul 29, 2021

Research indicates alcohol (AUD) or substance (SUD) use disorders and acute alcohol or drug use serve as risk factors for suicidal behaviors and death both distally and proximally to a suicidal event....

Association between bariatric surgery with long-term analgesic prescription and all-cause mortality among patients with osteoarthritis: a general population-based cohort study.

Jul 26, 2021

There is still a large unmet need for novel osteoarthritis (OA) treatments that could provide clinically important effects on long-term pain relief (≥12 months). We examined the relation of bariatri...

Chronic High-Risk Prescription Opioid Use in Patients With HIV

Jul 20, 2021

A study has found that opioid prescriptions, including receipt of prescriptions for long durations, appear to be common among people living with HIV who are in primary care. Efforts are needed to prev...