The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) has issued updated opioid prescribing guidelines for the management of patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
About 20% of U.S. bariatric surgery patients are still using prescription opioids 7 years later.
Discrepancies in Subjective vs Objective Sleep in Patients Receiving Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
Patients receiving buprenorphine maintenance therapy for their opioid use disorder may have impaired sleep, despite their reports of improved quality and duration of sleep.
Women are routinely prescribed more opioid medications than they need after cesarean sections, creating a high risk for misuse.
The FDA has requested the removal of reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone HCl; Endo) from the market.
Polyneuropathy may increase the likelihood of patients receiving long-term opioid therapy.
Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of hepatitis C virus.
The majority of PA students and practicing PAs did not feel that their PA program adequately trained them to screen for opioid abuse.
Patients with opioid addiction are comfortable with PAs and NPs initiating and maintaining their opiate replacement therapy.
A recent study found high rates of mortality and morbidity in patients with opioid use disorder in a large healthcare system.
Sublingual buprenorphine is associated with shorter duration of treatment than oral morphine for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Elevated rates of new persistent opioid use were found in patients undergoing both minor and major surgical procedures.
Policies have helped make naloxone more available, thus contributing to the reduction of opioid-related deaths in the U.S.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy, MD, has been removed by the Trump White House and his position filled on a temporary basis.
Changes in several measures of pain in patients suspected of opioid-induced hyperalgesia were observed after transitioning from opioids to buprenorphine.
Concurrent benzodiazepine and opioid use increased by 80% between 2001 and 2013 in the United States and significantly contributes to the overall population risk of opioid overdose.
A prescription weight-loss drug reduced the urge to use opiates like oxycodone.
Substance Use Disorder is a chronic medical condition, and should be treated like one.
Teenagers with prescription opioid exposures are more likely to have health care facility admission and serious medical outcomes than younger children.
Researchers reviewed studies that examined the role of emergency department doctors in the US opioid epidemic.
Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to 3 days or less may help patients reduce their risk of dependence and addiction.
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