The epidemic of opioid use disorder has led to substantial increases in new cases of HCV and HIV infection, as well as hospitalizations for other OUD-related infections.
Researchers found data that showed, after consultation with an expert, optimal prevention of migraine headaches for patients who present in the emergency department includes both antiseizure medications, specifically, divalproex sodium, sodium valproate, or topiramate, and β-blockers, namely, metoprolol, propranolol, and timolol. In addition, triptans are suggested, as well as antidepressants, amitriptyline, and venlafaxine.
Considering individual patient factors, effects of aging, and using online tools for drug interactions will aid in treatment of migraines in the elderly.
Based on the literature, investigators found no reason to tell patients with headache to abstain from alcohol.
Racism is embedded in all US institutions, including medicine — so what steps are being taken to improve the well-being of the healthcare workforce?
Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.
There is significant evidence that opioids are not the right treatment of choice for migraine in the emergency department.