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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679440/effects-of-a-prior-authorization-policy-for-extended-release-long-acting-opioids-on-utilization-and-outcomes-in-a-state-medicaid-program
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Shellie L Keast, Hyunjee Kim, Richard A Deyo, Luke Middleton, K John McConnell, Kun Zhang, Sharia M Ahmed, Nancy Nesser, Daniel M Hartung
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In response to the opioid overdose epidemic, USA state Medicaid programs have adopted restrictive policies for opioid analgesics, yet effects on prescribing patterns and health outcomes are uncertain. This study aimed to examine effects of a prior authorization policy for extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids on opioid use in the Oklahoma, USA state Medicaid program. DESIGN: Retrospective difference-in-differences design study comparing changes in opioid use in Oklahoma Medicaid to control (Oregon Medicaid)...
April 20, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678969/reducing-the-default-dispense-quantity-for-new-opioid-analgesic-prescriptions-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marcus A Bachhuber, Denis Nash, William N Southern, Moonseong Heo, Matthew Berger, Mark Schepis, Chinazo O Cunningham
INTRODUCTION: As opioid analgesic consumption has grown, so have opioid use disorder and opioid-related overdoses. Reducing the quantity of opioid analgesics prescribed for acute non-cancer pain can potentially reduce risks to the individual receiving the prescription and to others who might unintentionally or intentionally consume any leftover tablets. Reducing the default dispense quantity for new opioid analgesic prescriptions in the electronic health record (EHR) is a promising intervention to reduce prescribing...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678564/prescription-medication-use-among-community-based-us-adults-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study
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Anna Shmagel, Linh Ngo, Kristine Ensrud, Robert Foley
Many classes of medications have been evaluated in chronic low back pain (cLBP), however their utilization in the community remains unclear. We examine patterns of prescription medication use among Americans with cLBP in a nationally representative, community-based sample. The Back Pain Survey was administered to a representative sample of US adults aged 20-69 (N = 5103) during the 2009-2010 cycle of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). cLBP was defined as self-reported pain in the area between the lower posterior margin of the ribcage and the horizontal gluteal fold on most days for at least 3 months (N = 700)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676839/analgesic-consumption-trajectories-in-8-975-patients-1-year-after-fast-track-total-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty
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C C Jørgensen, M Petersen, H Kehlet, E K Aasvang
BACKGROUND: Persistent or increased long-term opioid consumption has previously been described following total hip- (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, detailed information on postoperative analgesic consumption trajectories and risk factors associated with continued need of analgesics in fast-track THA and TKA is sparse. METHODS: Descriptive multicenter study in primary unilateral fast-track THA or TKA with prospective data on patient characteristics and information on reimbursement entitled dispensed prescriptions of paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants one month preoperatively and one year postoperatively...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676050/part-2-current-prescribing-trends-of-dental-non-antibacterial-medicines-in-australia-from-2013-to-2016
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L Teoh, K Stewart, R J Marino, M J McCullough
BACKGROUND: There is limited literature regarding dental prescribing preferences for medicines other than antibiotics. This study aimed to describe the prescribing trends of dispensed prescription medicines by dentists in Australia from 2013 and 2016 and assess adherence to current guidelines. METHODS: Data was accessed from the Department of Health of all dental prescriptions dispensed under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 2013 to 2016 and prescribing patterns were analysed...
April 19, 2018: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673620/effects-of-opioid-and-non-opioid-analgesics-on-responses-to-psychosocial-stress-in-humans
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Anya K Bershad, Melissa A Miller, Greg J Norman, Harriet de Wit
Both preclinical and clinical evidence suggests that the endogenous opioid system is involved in responses to stress. For example, in animal models opioid agonists reduce isolation distress whereas opioid antagonists increase isolation distress. We recently reported that the mixed mu agonist and kappa antagonist buprenorphine dampened responses to acute psychosocial stress in humans. Now we extend this to study the effects of a pure mu-opioid agonist, hydromorphone, and a non-opioid analgesic, acetaminophen, on response to social stress...
April 16, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670393/relationship-between-pain-outcomes-and-smoking-history-following-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-lobectomy-a-retrospective-study
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Tak Kyu Oh, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon, Sang-Hwan Do, Jung-Won Hwang, Jin Hee Kim, Young-Tae Jeon, In-Ae Song
Purpose: The relationship between chronic smoking history and postoperative pain remains controversial. This study aimed to elucidate this relationship in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who underwent video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Patients and methods: This retrospective observational study included NSCLC patients treated with VATS lobectomy between January 2011 and July 2017. Demographic and clinical information, including preoperative smoking history, was collected...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664894/does-medical-cannabis-use-increase-or-decrease-the-use-of-opioid-analgesics-and-other-prescription-drugs
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Marcus A Bachhuber, Julia H Arnsten, Chinazo O Cunningham, Nancy Sohler
: In observational and retrospective studies, people who use cannabis are more likely than people who do not use cannabis to also use other drugs. People who take medical cannabis are also more likely to report medical and non-medical use of opioid analgesics, stimulants, and tranquilizers. Given that people who take medical cannabis and those who do not are likely to have different underlying morbidity, it is possible that medical cannabis use reduces prescription drug use yet prescription drug use remains relatively high...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659913/a-randomized-double-blind-non-inferiority-study-of-hydromorphone-hydrochloride-immediate-release-tablets-versus-oxycodone-hydrochloride-immediate-release-powder-for-cancer-pain-efficacy-and-safety-in-japanese-cancer-patients
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Satoshi Inoue, Yoji Saito, Satoru Tsuneto, Etsuko Aruga, Hiroshi Takahashi, Mitsutoshi Uemori
Background: Hydromorphone is a standard opioid analgesic for cancer pain that, prior to this study, was not approved in Japan, where options for opioid switching are limited. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of hydromorphone (DS-7113b) immediate-release tablets in opioid-naïve cancer patients with moderate to severe cancer pain. Methods: Multicenter, active-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, non-inferiority study of 183 cancer patients over 20 years of age at 50 clinical sites in Japan...
April 12, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650881/-combination-therapy-of-oxycodone-and-tapentadol-was-effective-for-intractable-pain-caused-by-breast-cancer-bone-metastasis-a-case-report
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Tetsuya Matsuura, Akihiko Kusakabe, Takaomi Kessoku, Yasushi Honda, Asuka Yoshimi, Ayumu Goto, Haruhisa Yoshida, Akiko Sukegawa, Atsushi Nakajima, Yasushi Ichikawa
A 52-year-old woman had been prescribed oral medication of acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and oxycodone for intractable pain associated with thoracic metastasis of breast cancer. However, the pain control was poor. Although pregabalin and gabapentin were used as supplementary analgesics, they could not be continued because of their side effects. Based on the noradrenalin reincorporation-inhibiting action of tapentadol, a combination therapy of tapentadol and oxycodone was introduced and satisfactory pain control was achieved...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649914/positive-affect-skills-may-improve-pain-management-in-people-with-hiv
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Elizabeth L Addington, Elaine O Cheung, Judith T Moskowitz
Non-opioid pain management strategies are critically needed for people with HIV. We therefore conducted a secondary analysis of pain-related outcomes in a randomized controlled trial of a positive affect skills intervention for adults newly diagnosed with HIV ( N = 159). Results suggest that, even if pain prevalence rises, positive affect skills may reduce pain interference and prevent increased use of opioid analgesics by people living with HIV. Future research should replicate and extend these findings by conducting trials that are specifically designed to target pain outcomes...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649695/doctor-shopping-of-opioid-analgesics-relative-to-benzodiazepines-a-pharmacoepidemiological-study-among-11-7-million-inhabitants-in-the-french-countries
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Camille Ponté, Marion Lepelley, Quentin Boucherie, Michel Mallaret, Maryse Lapeyre Mestre, Vincent Pradel, Joëlle Micallef
BACKGROUND: The abuse of prescription opioids and its subsequent consequences is an important public concern particularly in the USA. The literature on opioid analgesic abuse is scarce. OBJECTIVE: We assess the extent and risk of opioid analgesics abuse relative to benzodiazepines (BZD) using the doctor shopping method, taken into account the pharmacological characteristics (dosage, route of administration, extended or immediate release). METHODS: We used SNIIRAM database covering 11...
April 4, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626143/opioid-analgesia-on-the-battlefield-a-retrospective-review-of-data-from-operation-herrick
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Pip Lewis, C Wright, C Hooper
BACKGROUND: Acute pain secondary to trauma is commonly encountered on the battlefield. The use of morphine to manage pain during combat has been well established since the 19th century. Despite this, there is relatively little research on analgesia use in this environment. This study aims to review the use and complications of morphine and other opioids during Operation HERRICK. METHODS: A database search of the Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was completed looking for all incidences of morphine, fentanyl or naloxone use from February 2007 to September 2014...
April 6, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623654/tapentadol-extended-release-in-the-treatment-of-severe-chronic-low-back-pain-and-osteoarthritis-pain
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REVIEW
Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert Taylor, Jo Ann LeQuang, Robert B Raffa, John Bisney
Tapentadol is a novel pain reliever with apparently synergistic dual mechanisms of action, capable of addressing both nociceptive and neuropathic components of chronic pain. As an effective analgesic with good tolerability, tapentadol may be appropriate for patients suffering from severe chronic pain associated with low back pain (LBP) or osteoarthritis (OA). Efficacy studies of tapentadol in populations of patients with severe chronic LBP or OA pain suggest that tapentadol is non-inferior to oxycodone. Its tolerability, especially with respect to gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, may be better than that of other strong opioids in clinical trials and analyses of multiple trials...
April 5, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619540/understanding-osteoporotic-pain-and-its-pharmacological-treatment
#15
REVIEW
R Vellucci, R Terenzi, J A Kanis, H G Kress, R D Mediati, J-Y Reginster, R Rizzoli, M L Brandi
Osteoporosis, a disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, is characterized by decreased bone mass and microstructural alterations giving rise to an increased risk of fractures. Osteoporotic fractures can cause acute and chronic pain that mainly affects elderly patients with multiple comorbidities and commonly on different drug regimens. The aim of this paper is to summarize the pathogenesis and systemic treatment of osteoporotic pain. This narrative review summarizes the main pathogenetic aspects of osteoporotic pain and the cornerstones of its treatment...
April 4, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597082/prevalence-and-pharmaceutical-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-in-united-states-adults
#16
Richard L Nahin
This study provides prevalence estimates of plantar fasciitis in United States (U.S.) adults, as well as the types and frequencies of pharmaceutical treatment specifically for this pain. Data are from the 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey, a large (n=75,000) internet panel survey designed to approximate the adult U.S. POPULATION: Strengths of associations are determined using multivariable logistic regression. It was estimated that 0.85% (95% CI: 0.77 - 0.92) of the sample reported diagnosed plantar fasciitis with pain in the last month...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595274/-chronic-pain-therapy-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases
#17
David Suchý, Jan Lejčko
Chronic pain is a common health problem related to most of inflammatory rheumatic disorders. It is pain that has persisted for at least 3 month and cannot be fully relieved by standard pain medication. 40-60 % of patients do not have adequate relief of their pain. Paramount in the management of chronic pain patients is assessment of the pain and its impact on physical and psychosocial functioning. Multidisciplinary and multimodal approach is of vital importance. Non-steroidal anti-rheumatic drugs (NSA) have been used mainly due to their strong analgesic effect, especially in the treatment of acute pain as well as their anti-inflammatory effect in the treatment of chronic i pain...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594972/a-pharmacological-rationale-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-opioid-induced-tolerance-and-hyperalgesia-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Giustino Varrassi, Mariella Fusco, Stephen D Skaper, Daniele Battelli, Panagiotis Zis, Stefano Coaccioli, Maria Caterina Pace, Antonella Paladini
Chronic pain is an important health and social problem. Misuse and abuse of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain management seem to be a huge problem, in some countries. This could probably affect the normal use of such analgesics in patients in need of them. Basic and clinical researches should find the solution to mitigate the potential damage. Dysregulation of mast cell and microglia activation plays an important role in the pathogenesis and management of chronic pain. Persistent mast cell activation sensitizes nociceptors and initiates central nervous system inflammatory processes, involving microglial cell activation and sensitization of spinal somatosensory neurons...
March 28, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571287/chronic-oxycodone-induces-axonal-degeneration-in-rat-brain
#19
Ruping Fan, Lisa M Schrott, Thomas Arnold, Stephen Snelling, Meghana Rao, Derrel Graham, Angela Cornelius, Nadejda L Korneeva
BACKGROUND: Chronic opioid therapy for non-malignant pain conditions has significantly increased over the last 15 years. Recently, the correlation between opioid analgesics and alternations in brain structure, such as leukoencephalopathy, axon demyelination, and white matter lesions, has been demonstrated in patients with a history of long-term use of prescription opioids. The exact mechanisms underlying the neurotoxic effect of opioids on the central nervous system are still not fully understood...
March 23, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569951/a-review-of-dexketoprofen-trometamol-in-acute-pain
#20
Magdi Hanna, Jee Y Moon
OBJECTIVE: Dexketoprofen trometamol is a modified non-selective COX inhibitor with a rapid onset of action that is available as both oral and parenteral formulations. The aim of this narrative review was to assess the efficacy and tolerability/safety of dexketoprofen trometamol in acute pain states using the best available published scientific evidence (randomized controlled clinical trials and systematic reviews/meta-analyses). METHODS: Literature retrieval was performed via Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library (from inception up to March 2017) using combinations of the terms "randomized controlled trials", "dexketoprofen", "celecoxib", "etoricoxib", "parecoxib" and "acute pain"...
March 23, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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