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Risk for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Examined

Aug 31, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Neonates exposed to strong agonists and long half-life prescription opioids in the third trimester of pregnancy have an increased risk for neonatal opioid ...

Olokizumab Tops Placebo for RA Patients Receiving Methotrexate

Aug 25, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Olokizumab is superior to placebo and noninferior to adalimumab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving maintenance methotrexate, according to a stu...

Intraosseous Morphine Reduces Postop Pain After TKA

Aug 22, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Intraosseous morphine added to standard antibiotic solution offers pain relief immediately after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a study recently ...

inDEPTH: Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine

Aug 22, 2022

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PPC Quality Improvement Training, Activities, and Barriers

Aug 22, 2022

Children with life-threatening illnesses need the best pediatric palliative care (PPC) possible. Therefore, understanding the quality improvement (QI) efforts of PPC physicians and programs is crucial...

Provider Perceptions for WOLST at a Large Pediatric Hospital

Aug 22, 2022

More than 74% of juvenile fatalities occur in intensive care units (ICU), 40% of which happen after the withdrawal of life-supporting therapies (WOLST). Yet, no requirements analysis identified provid...

Association Between Race and Place of Death Among PWD

Aug 22, 2022

For persons with dementia (PWD), who may be particularly vulnerable to getting care at the end of life that is not consistent with their wishes or that causes a greater strain on caregivers, less was ...

Sickle Cell Pain & Symptoms on HRQOL Among Pediatric Patients

Aug 22, 2022

Sickle cell disease (SCD) may have serious consequences that worsen psychosocial functioning and increase the burden of illness. However, little was known about particular disease-related factors link...

Heterogeneity of Treatment Effect: Communication Intervention

Aug 22, 2022

Serious disease conversation-promoting interventions have proven promise in advancing high-quality care. In contrast, some individuals in randomized studies could gain more from the intervention than ...

Novel Model of Embedded Pediatric Palliative Oncology Care: The SCC

Aug 22, 2022

Although it commonly happens late in the course of the disease, pediatric palliative care (PPC) improves the quality of life and end-of-life outcomes for children with cancer. The Supportive Care Clin...

Delivery and Palliative Care Access for Great Plains AIs

Aug 22, 2022

American Indians (AIs) on the Great Plains do not have access to culturally appropriate palliative care (PC), despite this need being well-known. There is a dearth of literature identifying certain fa...

Lung Cancer Surgery Patients: Postoperative Symptom Burden

Aug 22, 2022

Previous research on the quality of life (QOL) following lung cancer surgery has noted persistent postoperative symptoms. First, researchers thoroughly analyzed QOL in lung cancer surgery patients. Th...

Adolescents and Young Adults QoL: Symptom Burden Role

Aug 22, 2022

The health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer is lower than that of other age groups. A modifiable predictor of HRQOL is symptom burden. For a study, re...

Psychological Determinants of Placebo Responders in Pain

Aug 22, 2022

A study examining psychological factors that predict the magnitude of placebo hypoalgesia and individual responsiveness found significant placebo effects in patients with temporomandibular disorder an...

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: ESRD Pain Management

Aug 22, 2022

More than 60% of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients have chronic discomfort, a clinical issue that is getting less attention. Chronic long-term pain is linked to low quality of life (QoL), mood i...

Pediatric Cancer: Multidisciplinary Clinician Perspectives on Embedded PC Models

Aug 22, 2022

National oncology and pediatric organizations view the integration of palliative care (PC) into the treatment of pediatric cancer as best practice. Even while mounting data indicated that embedded mod...

Polypharmacy in Children & Young People With Life-limiting Conditions

Aug 22, 2022

Although polypharmacy is frequently acceptable for kids with terminal illnesses, it is also linked to an increase in hospitalizations, inappropriate prescriptions, and can negatively impact kids' and ...

Three Pharmacy Chains Must Pay $650 Million for Role in Opioid Crisis

Aug 19, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Three of the country's largest pharmacy chains will have to pay $650.5 million over the next 15 years to two Ohio counties for their role in the opioid epid...

Baseline Knowledge Uneven Among Cannabis Dispensary Personnel

Aug 19, 2022

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Cannabis dispensary personnel are committed to their profession, but baseline cannabis knowledge is uneven and workplace training in cannabis therapeutics...

Internet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Improve Insomnia in Chronic Pain Patients

Aug 16, 2022

1. Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may provide greater immediate improvements in insomnia symptoms compared to applied relaxation. 2. After 6 months post-treatment, both treatmen...