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Research & Reviews  854 results

Case report of a phencyclidine false positive due to lamotrigine use with confirmatory ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2022.08.010
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Cole J

Aug 13th, 2022 - Urine toxicology screens are useful in diagnosing patients who present with acute psychosis with a history of substance abuse. Being aware of potential false positive reactants is paramount in diagnostic accuracy. Currently, lamotrigine is not lis...

Impact evaluation of a brief online training module on physician use of the Maryland, U...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9362906
PloS One; Adenaiye OO, Zirpoli JB et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are electronic databases that track controlled substance prescriptions in a state. They are underused tools in preventing opioid abuse. Most PDMP education research measures changes in knowledge or con...

The Opioid Epidemic in America: Pandemic Impacts.
https://doi.org/10.5435/JAAOS-D-21-01158
The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Slater RR, Beverley L

Aug 10th, 2022 - There is still an ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States. It has resulted in a major healthcare crisis and led to an alarming number of daily overdose deaths. Strong interventions from the medical community and the government had ma...

Smoking cessation after cancer diagnosis reduces the risk of severe cancer pain: A long...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9362951
PloS One; Taniguchi C, Narisada A et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Whether abstinence from smoking among cancer patients reduces cancer pain is still unclear. Opioids can act as a surrogate index for evaluating the incidence of severe cancer pain in countries where opioid abuse is infrequent. This study aimed to ...

Functional Connectivity Alterations in Suicidal Patients Among Opioid Users
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05489042

Aug 5th, 2022 - The OFC is functionally connected to other cortical brain regions (e.g., prefrontal and parietal cortices) but also subcortical areas in the dorsal striatum, a core reward circuitry region. The functional connectivity between the OFC and the dorsa...

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Guidelines  3 results

Responsible, Safe, and Effective Prescription of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28226332
Pain Physician; Manchikanti L, Kaye AM et. al.

Feb 23rd, 2017 - Opioid use, abuse, and adverse consequences, including death, have escalated at an alarming rate since the 1990s. In an attempt to control opioid abuse, numerous regulations and guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing have been developed by ...

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible o...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22786449
Pain Physician; Manchikanti L, Abdi S et. al.

Jul 20th, 2012 - Part 2 of the guidelines on responsible opioid prescribing provides the following recommendations for initiating and maintaining chronic opioid therapy of 90 days or longer. 1. A) Comprehensive assessment and documentation is recommended before in...

Clinical guidelines for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2008.10.008
The Journal of Pain; Chou R, Fanciullo GJ et. al.

Feb 4th, 2009 - Use of chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain has increased substantially. The American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine commissioned a systematic review of the evidence on chronic opioid therapy for chronic noncan...

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Drugs  12 results see all →

Clinicaltrials.gov  73 results

Functional Connectivity Alterations in Suicidal Patients Among Opioid Users
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05489042

Aug 5th, 2022 - The OFC is functionally connected to other cortical brain regions (e.g., prefrontal and parietal cortices) but also subcortical areas in the dorsal striatum, a core reward circuitry region. The functional connectivity between the OFC and the dorsa...

Improving Treatment Outcomes for Prescription Opioid Dependence
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02543944

Jul 28th, 2022 - Opioid dependence is a serious public health problem, particularly with the dramatic rise in prescription opioid abuse, but long-term opioid agonist maintenance with methadone or buprenorphine (BUP) may not be optimal for many prescription opioid ...

Encouraging Abstinence Behavior in a Drug Epidemic
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04927143

Jul 21st, 2022 - Over the past decade, the annual number of drug-related deaths more than doubled in the United States (Swensen, 2015). In particular, over the 2001-2013 period, overdose deaths involving prescription pain relievers tripled while those involving he...

The Use of Virtual Reality to Reduce Anxiety and Pain in Perioperative Settings
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03744845

Jul 15th, 2022 - Virtual Reality (VR) is a powerful and inexpensive technology that has been effectively used in healthcare settings to treat anxiety and pain, with minimal side effects. In the last two decades, opioid abuse and deaths related to opioids have incr...

Sequential and Comparative Evaluation of Pain Treatment Effectiveness Response
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04142177

Jul 14th, 2022 - Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is common. The point prevalence of low back pain in the US is about 25%, and the majority of Americans will have at least one episode of low back pain in their lifetimes. Approximately 50% of all US Veterans have chron...

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News  400 results

Opinions on Racial Disparity Are Strong, Varied; Signs of Long COVID; and Fixing Drug Costs and ACA
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/977562

Jul 21st, 2022 - Physicians Have Strong Emotions — and Contrary Opinions — on Racial Disparity Issues People in the United States are sharply divided on many important issues — and that extends to physicians. Racial disparities ranked third in physician's importan...

US Drug Distributors Prevail in $2.5 Billion West Virginia Opioid Case
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976689

Jul 6th, 2022 - (Reuters) — Major U.S. drug distributors McKesson Corp, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Cardinal Health Inc are not responsible for fueling an opioid epidemic in a part of West Virginia, a federal judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge David Faber ...

Infographic: Physician Views on Divisive Social Issues 2022
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974296

May 31st, 2022 - How critical a social challenge is substance/opioid abuse to the US, in physicians' opinion? How much importance do they give to gun control and climate change? Do they see domestic violence as a major issue confronting US society? The following i...

Long-term Opioid Use a Risk Factor for Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/971987

Apr 12th, 2022 - The study covered in this summary was published in papers.ssrn.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer-reviewed. Key Takeaways Patients with a history of long-term opioid use for chronic pain have an elevated risk for cancer, according to this...

Purpura Fulminans in an Asplenic Intravenous Drug User
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/248887/wounds/purpura-fulminans-asplenic-intravenous-drug-user
Emily S. Nyers, MD, Rachael H. Kappius, MD et. al.

Nov 18th, 2021 - To the Editor: A 56-year-old man with a history of opioid abuse and splenectomy decades prior due to a motor vehicle accident was brought to an outside emergency department with confusion, slurred speech, and difficulty breathing. Over the next fe.

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Patient Education  2 results see all →