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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474213/the-opioid-epidemic-and-the-current-prevalence-of-substance-use-disorder-in-anesthesiologists
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Ethan O Bryson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been a substantial increase in prescription and illicit opioid abuse in the general population observed over the last two decades. Initially fueled by an influx of prescription opioid medications, the opioid epidemic now includes increasingly potent heroin and illicit fentanyl. Younger anesthesiologists, those currently in training or recent graduates, have come of age in a society where opioid abuse is much more prevalent. RECENT FINDINGS: The current prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) in the physician population is slightly higher than in the general population and appears to be increasing...
February 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472948/craving-and-drug-reward-a-comparison-of-celecoxib-and-ibuprofen-in-detoxifying-opiate-addicts
#2
Sara Jafari, Sana Khajehpour, Emran Mohammad Razzaghi, Kazem Heidari, Mehdi Soleimani, Padideh Ghaeli
Objective: Craving for substance abuse is a usual and complicated problem in patients, with opioid addiction who are in opioid detoxifying process. Craving has been added as one of the diagnostic criteria of substance use disorders in DSM-5. The present trial aimed at comparing the effects of celecoxib versus ibuprofen in reducing pain and decreasing the desire to use opiates in patients undergoing opiate detoxification (n = 32). Method: A total of 32 patients (both inpatients and outpatients), who were undergoing opiate detoxification procedure and met the inclusion criteria entered this 4- week study...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470605/considering-the-context-social-factors-in-responses-to-drugs-in-humans
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REVIEW
Harriet de Wit, Michael Sayette
BACKGROUND: Drugs are typically used in social settings. Here, we consider two factors that may contribute to this observation: (i) the presence of other people may enhance the positive mood effects of a drug, and conversely, (ii) drugs may enhance the value of social stimuli. METHODS: We review evidence from controlled laboratory studies with human volunteers, which investigated either of these interactions between social factors and responses to drugs. We examine the bidirectional effects of social stimuli and single doses of alcohol, stimulants, opioids, and cannabis...
February 22, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470180/opioid-abuse-or-dependence-increases-30-day-readmission-rates-after-major-operating-room-procedures-a-national-readmissions-database-study
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Atul Gupta, Junaid Nizamuddin, Dalia Elmofty, Sarah L Nizamuddin, Avery Tung, Mohammed Minhaj, Ariel Mueller, Jeffrey Apfelbaum, Sajid Shahul
BACKGROUND: Although opioids remain the standard therapy for the treatment of postoperative pain, the prevalence of opioid misuse is rising. The extent to which opioid abuse or dependence affects readmission rates and healthcare utilization is not fully understood. It was hypothesized that surgical patients with a history of opioid abuse or dependence would have higher readmission rates and healthcare utilization. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed of patients undergoing major operating room procedures in 2013 and 2014 using the National Readmission Database...
February 22, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467238/ethanol-reversal-of-oxycodone-tolerance-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
#5
Joanna C Jacob, Kensuke Sakakibara, Ryan A Mischel, Graeme Henderson, William L Dewey, Hamid I Akbarali
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid compound that is widely prescribed, used and abused today, and has a well-established role in shaping the current opioid epidemic. Previously we have shown that tolerance develops to the antinociceptive and respiratory depressive effects of oxycodone in mice, and that a moderate dose of acute ethanol or a PKC inhibitor reversed that tolerance. To investigate further if tolerance was occurring through neuronal mechanisms, our aims for this study were to assess the effects of acute and prolonged oxycodone in isolated dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons and to determine if this tolerance was reversed by either ethanol or a PKC inhibitor...
February 21, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465625/spinal-bromodomain-containing-protein-4-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-hiv-glycoprotein-120-with-morphine-in-rats
#6
Keiya Takahashi, Hyun Yi, Ching-Hang Liu, Shue Liu, Yuta Kashiwagi, Dennis J Patin, Shuanglin Hao
The symptoms of HIV-sensory neuropathy are dominated by neuropathic pain. Recent data show that repeated use of opiates enhances the chronic pain states in HIV patients. Limited attention has so far been devoted to exploring the exact pathogenesis of HIV painful disorder and opiate abuse in vivo, for which there is no effective treatment. Bromodomain-containing protein 4 (Brd4) is a member of the bromodomain and extraterminal domain protein (BET) family and functions as a chromatin 'reader' that binds acetylated lysines in histones in brain neurons to mediate the transcriptional regulation underlying learning and memory...
February 20, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465470/opioid-addiction-diversion-and-abuse-in-chronic-and-cancer-pain
#7
Vijay Kata, Matthew B Novitch, Mark R Jones, Best O Anyama, Erik M Helander, Alan D Kaye
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The primary cause of overdose death in the United States is related to pharmaceutical opioids. A few particular populations that struggle with adverse outcomes related to opioid abuse are those in palliative care, those with chronic pain, and those receiving pain treatments secondary to cancer or chemotherapy. RECENT FINDINGS: There have been massive efforts to decrease the use of opioid abuse in patient care in a gestalt manner, but palliative care provides unique challenges in applying these reduction tactics used by other specialties...
February 19, 2018: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464692/misconceptions-and-realities-of-the-prescription-opioid-epidemic
#8
Sidney H Schnoll
The abuse of opioids in the US is not a new problem. In 1973 David Musto published his book, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, which described the problem as dating back to the time of the Civil War. Continued attempts to address it through legislation, law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the development of less abuseable pain relievers have shown limited success.
February 21, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463913/impact-of-co-administration-of-oxycodone-and-smoked-cannabis-on-analgesia-and-abuse-liability
#9
Ziva D Cooper, Gillinder Bedi, Divya Ramesh, Rebecca Balter, Sandra D Comer, Margaret Haney
Cannabinoids combined with opioids produce synergistic antinociceptive effects, decreasing the lowest effective antinociceptive opioid dose (i.e., opioid-sparing effects) in laboratory animals. Although pain patients report greater analgesia when cannabis is used with opioids, no placebo-controlled studies have assessed the direct effects of opioids combined with cannabis in humans or the impact of the combination on abuse liability. This double-blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject study determined if cannabis enhances the analgesic effects of low dose oxycodone using a validated experimental model of pain and its effects on abuse liability...
February 5, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462108/disulfiram-attenuates-morphine-or-methadone-withdrawal-syndrome-in-mice
#10
Anna de Cordé, Paweł Krząścik, Renata Wolińska, Patrycja Kleczkowska, Małgorzata Filip, Magdalena Bujalska-Zadrożny
Taking opioids is often accompanied by the development of dependence. Unfortunately, treatment of opioid dependence is difficult, particularly because of codependence - for example, on alcohol or other drugs of abuse. In the presented study, we analyzed the potential influence of disulfiram, a drug used to aid the management of alcoholism, on opioid abstinence syndrome, which occurs as a result of opioid withdrawal. Opioid dependence in mice was induced by subcutaneous administration of either morphine or methadone at a dose of 48 mg/kg for 10 consecutive days...
February 16, 2018: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453006/illicit-and-prescription-drug-misuse-as-reported-to-the-maine-diversion-alert-program
#11
Brian J Piper, Michael J Suarez, John P Piserchio, Dipam T Shah, Olapeju M Simoyan, Kenneth L McCall, Clare E Desrosiers, Stephanie D Nichols
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic is rapidly evolving and new tools are needed to combat drug abuse. The Maine Diversion Alert Program (DAP) is an informational resource that facilitates communication about drug arrests between the criminal justice and healthcare fields. The objectives of this report were to: (1) describe the illegal and prescription pharmaceuticals reported to the DAP; (2) determine if the drugs implicated in arrests changed from the first to latter half of 2016; (3) identify the demographic and other characteristics of arrestees; and (4) outline the strengths and limitations of the DAP for other areas considering implementing similar programs...
February 6, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451852/delta-opioids-neuroprotective-roles-in-preclinical-studies
#12
Shahid Husain
Since ancient times, opioids have been used clinically and abused recreationally. In the early stages (about 1,000 AD) of opium history, an Arab physician, Avicenna, administered opioids to control diarrhea and eye diseases. 1 Opioids have very strong pain relieving properties and they also regulate numerous cellular responses. Opioid receptors are expressed throughout the body, including the nervous system, heart, lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and retina. 2-6 Delta opioid receptors (DORs) are a very attractive target from the perspective of both receptor function and their therapeutic potential...
January 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445297/managing-severe-pain-and-abuse-potential-the-potential-impact-of-a-new-abuse-deterrent-formulation-oxycodone-naltrexone-extended-release-product
#13
REVIEW
Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert Taylor, Jo Ann LeQuang, Robert B Raffa
Proper management of severe pain represents one of the most challenging clinical dilemmas. Two equally important goals must be attained: the humanitarian/medical goal to relieve suffering and the societal/legal goal to not contribute to the drug abuse problem. This is an age-old problem, and the prevailing emphasis placed on one or the other goal has resulted in pendulum swings that have resulted in either undertreatment of pain or the current epidemic of misuse and abuse. In an effort to provide efficacious strong pain relievers (opioids) that are more difficult to abuse by the most dangerous routes of administration, pharmaceutical companies are developing products in which the opioid is manufactured in a formulation that is designed to be tamper resistant...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441514/treating-postoperative-pain-in-the-patient-who-is-in-recovery-or-remission-from-opioid-abuse-focus-on-tapentadol
#14
Robert L Barkin, Stacy J Barkin
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May 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437536/opioid-stewardship-in-otolaryngology-state-of-the-art-review
#15
John D Cramer, Brad Wisler, And Christopher J Gouveia
Objective The United States is facing an epidemic of opioid addiction. Deaths from opioid overdose have quadrupled in the past 15 years and now surpass annual deaths during the height of the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic. There is a link between opioid prescriptions after surgery, opioid misuse, opioid diversion, and use of other drugs of abuse. As surgeons, otolaryngologists contribute to this crisis. Our objective is to outline the risk of abuse from opioids in the management of acute postoperative pain in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) and strategies to avoid misuse...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433069/perceptions-of-child-protective-services-among-pregnant-or-recently-pregnant-opioid-using-women-in-substance-abuse-treatment
#16
Lynn Falletta, Kelsey Hamilton, Rebecca Fischbein, Julie Aultman, Beth Kinney, Deric Kenne
Pregnant, opioid-using women represent a challenge to healthcare providers attempting to engage them in prenatal and substance abuse services. Limited, primarily international research suggests that child welfare clients have mixed feelings about Child Protective Services (CPS) and that fear of CPS may present a barrier to care. Understanding how pregnant opioid-using women in substance abuse treatment perceive CPS may be useful in encouraging substance abuse treatment initiation. Participants were currently or recently (within past 12 months) pregnant women with current or recent (within past 12 months) abuse/dependence of pharmaceutical opioids at a drug treatment facility...
February 9, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427652/evaluating-the-abuse-potential-of-psychedelic-drugs-for-medical-use-in-humans
#17
REVIEW
David J Heal, Jane Gosden, Sharon L Smith
Psychedelics comprise drugs come from various pharmacological classes including 5-HT 2A agonists, indirect 5-HT agonists, e.g. MDMA, NMDA antagonists and κ-opioid receptor agonists. There is resurgence in developing psychedelics to treat psychiatric disorders with high unmet clinical need. Many, but not all, psychedelics are schedule 1 controlled drugs (CDs), i.e. no approved medical use. For existing psychedelics in development, regulatory approval will require a move from schedule 1 to a CD schedule for drugs with medical use, i...
February 7, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420772/purchased-behavioral-health-care-received-by-military-health-system-beneficiaries-in-civilian-medical-facilities-2000-2014
#18
Nikki R Wooten, Jordan A Brittingham, Ronald O Pitner, Abbas S Tavakoli, Diana D Jeffery, K Sue Haddock
Introduction: Behavioral health conditions are a significant concern for the U.S. military and the Military Health System (MHS) because of decreased military readiness and increased health care utilization. Although MHS beneficiaries receive direct care in military treatment facilities, a disproportionate majority of behavioral health treatment is purchased care received in civilian facilities. Yet, limited evidence exists about purchased behavioral health care received by MHS beneficiaries...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415846/associations-between-pharmacotherapy-for-opioid-dependence-and-clinical-and-criminal-justice-outcomes-among-adults-with-co-occurring-serious-mental-illness
#19
Allison G Robertson, Michele M Easter, Hsiu-Ju Lin, Linda K Frisman, Jeffrey W Swanson, Marvin S Swartz
Adults suffering from a serious mental illness (SMI) and a substance use disorder are at especially high risk for poor clinical outcomes and also arrest and incarceration. Pharmacotherapies for treating opioid dependence could be a particularly important mode of treatment for opioid-dependent adults with SMI to lower their risk for overdose, high-cost hospitalizations, repeated emergency department visits, and incarceration, given relapse rates are very high following detoxification in the absence of one of the three FDA-approved pharmacotherapies...
March 2018: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413433/factors-associated-with-sedative-use-and-misuse-among-heroin-users
#20
Tabitha E H Moses, Leslie H Lundahl, Mark K Greenwald
BACKGROUND: Rates of both opioid and sedative use and misuse are rising. Comorbid opioid and sedative use is associated with especially severe consequences (e.g., overdose and poor health outcomes). Heroin users report multiple motivations for sedative use, including self-medication. We aimed to understand differences in lifetime substance use characteristics between heroin users with different sedative use histories. METHODS: Substance use data were collected from 385 non-treatment seeking heroin users...
February 2, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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