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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067687/a-case-of-toxic-breast-feeding
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Megan L Schultz, Mark Kostic, Sigmund Kharasch
Opiates are frequently prescribed postpartum for pain relief after cesarean delivery, episiotomies, and headaches. It is estimated that greater than 30% of breast-feeding mothers in the United States are prescribed opiates for pain relief associated with childbirth. Many opiates are readily transferred to human milk, although life-threatening events are rare. We report a 6-day-old breast-feeding infant whose mother was taking hydromorphone for pain relief from a cesarean delivery and whose clinical course was suggestive of opiate toxicity...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066970/implementation-of-a-pharmacist-led-patient-controlled-analgesia-dosing-service
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Alen L Dezia, Tim D Baccus, Allycia M Natavio, Sean M Conroy, Levi M Hall
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a pharmacist-led patient controlled analgesia (PCA) dosing service in a large academic institution is described. SUMMARY: To improve pain management at our institution and expand pharmacy clinical services, a pharmacist-led PCA dosing service was developed and implemented. The service is modeled after established antimicrobial and anticoagulation dosing services at our institution. A core group of pharmacists (service leaders) and a pain physician champion developed a policy and guideline and designed electronic medical record (EMR) tools to support the service...
January 9, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059581/hot-and-cold-drugs-national-park-service-medication-stability-at-the-extremes-of-temperature
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Patil Armenian, Danielle Campagne, Geoff Stroh, Crystal Ives Tallman, William Z D Zeng, Thomas Lin, Roy R Gerona
STUDY OBJECTIVE: National Park Service (NPS) Parkmedics provide medical care in austere environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the stability of specific medications used by Parkmedics at extremes of temperatures likely to be faced in the field. METHODS: This is a bench research study conducted in the laboratory setting over a 4-week period. Parenteral medications were separated into 4 temperature exposure groups: A) 45°C (hot); B) -20°C (cold); C) hot then cold temperatures alternating weekly; and D) cold then hot temperatures alternating weekly...
January 6, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025373/trends-in-opioid-analgesic-use-in-encounters-involving-physician-trainees-in-u-s-emergency-departments
#4
Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Peter M Mullins, Christie Sun, Jesse M Pines, Lewis S Nelson, Jeanmarie Perrone
BACKGROUND: Opioid analgesic use has increased dramatically in emergency departments (EDs), but the relative contribution of physician trainees has not been explored. We assessed trends in opioid utilization focusing on ED encounters where a physician trainee was involved. METHODS: We studied ED visits from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2001-2011. Adult ED visits in which an opioid was administered in the ED or prescribed at discharge were stratified by whether or not there was trainee involvement...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012310/physico-chemical-profiling-of-semisynthetic-opioids
#5
Károly Mazák, Sándor Hosztafi, Márta Kraszni, Béla Noszál
Species-specific acid-base and partition equilibrium constants were experimentally determined for the therapeutically important semisynthetic opioid receptor agonist hydromorphone, dihydromorphine, and mixed agonist-antagonist nalorphine and nalbuphine. The acid-base microequilibria were characterized by combining pH-potentiometry and deductive methods using synthesized auxiliary compounds. Independent of the pH, there are approximately 4.8 times as many zwitterionic microspecies than non-charged ones in nalbuphine solutions, while for nalorphine it is the non-charged form that predominates by the same ratio...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000295/drug-availability-adjustments-in-population-based-studies-of-prescription-opioid-abuse
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Alex Secora, James Phillip Trinidad, Rongmei Zhang, Rajdeep Gill, Gerald Dal Pan
PURPOSE: Population-based prescription opioid abuse studies in which one drug is compared to another, or drugs are compared across time, often account for the availability of those drugs in the community. The objective of this investigation is to assess consistency in the relative abuse ratios (RARs) across different approaches for adjusting for drug availability. METHODS: For the years 2004 through 2010, RARs for each of four prescription opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and morphine) were calculated using negative binomial regression...
December 21, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990189/effects-of-modification-of-pain-protocol-on-incidence-of-post-operative-nausea-and-vomiting
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Ran Schwarzkopf, Nimrod Snir, Zachary T Sharfman, Joseph B Rinehart, Michael-David Calderon, Esther Bahn, Brian Harrington, Kyle Ahn
BACKGROUND: A Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) care model applies a standardized multidisciplinary approach to patient care using evidence-based medicine to modify and improve protocols. Analysis of patient outcome measures, such as postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), allows for refinement of existing protocols to improve patient care. We aim to compare the incidence of PONV in patients who underwent primary total joint arthroplasty before and after modification of our PSH pain protocol...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986693/cautious-use-and-optimal-dose-of-morphine-for-relieving-malignant-pain-in-a-complex-patient-with-multiple-comorbidities
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Vinod Kumar, Rakesh Garg, Nishkarsh Gupta, Sachidanand Jee Bharati
Oral morphine remains the drug of choice for the management of severe pain due to cancer as per WHO ladder of analgesia. Providing adequate pain relief in palliative care settings for pain due to cancer is challenging. Options become limited in cases of associated systemic comorbidities such as renal dysfunction, hypoproteinaemia, anaemia. Patients with renal dysfunction and other comorbidities may develop drug overdose due to abnormal pharmacokinetics. Renal dysfunction affects the pharmacokinetics of morphine by altering its absorption, metabolism and clearance...
December 16, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923102/pain-treatment-continues-to-be-inaccessible-for-many-patients-around-the-globe-second-phase-of-opioid-price-watch-a-cross-sectional-study-to-monitor-the-prices-of-opioids
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Tania Pastrana, Roberto Wenk, Lukas Radbruch, Ebtesam Ahmed, Liliana De Lima
BACKGROUND: Strong opioids are a cornerstone of pain treatment, of which morphine is considered an essential analgesic by the World Health Organization. Access to opioids is limited, due to restrictive laws, limited education, and high prices. This is the second phase of a global project to monitor and report the dispensing price of opioids with the specific aim to expand and increase the information and allow further analysis of the challenges in their availability and affordability...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915431/time-dependent-postmortem-redistribution-of-morphine-and-its-metabolites-in-blood-and-alternative-matrices-application-of-ct-guided-biopsy-sampling
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Sandra N Staeheli, Dominic Gascho, Lars C Ebert, Thomas Kraemer, Andrea E Steuer
Interpretation of postmortem morphine concentrations in forensic toxicology provides several pitfalls such as missing information on tolerance, analyte stability, or postmortem redistribution (PMR). Recently, it had been shown that computed tomography (CT)-guided collection of biopsies using a robotic arm (virtobot) provides a valuable strategy for systematic studies on time-dependent PMR. Using this technique, time-dependent PMR of morphine and its metabolites was investigated in 12 cases. At admission to the institute (t1), femoral and heart blood (right ventricle) as well as biopsies from the right lung, the right kidney, liver, spleen, and muscle tissue were collected...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881622/stability-of-21-cocaine-opioid-and-benzodiazepine-drug-analytes-in-spiked-meconium-at-three-temperatures
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Fang Wu, Stephanie J Marin, Gwendolyn A McMillin
In this study, the stability of 21 cocaine, opioid and benzodiazepine analytes in spiked meconium was investigated at three storage temperatures: 4°C, room temperature (RT), and 37°C (body temperature). The drugs/metabolites included were hydrocodone, hydromorphone, codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM), oxycodone, oxymorphone, cocaine, cocaethylene, benzoylecgonine, m-hydroxybenzoylecgonine, diazepam, oxazepam, temazepam, nordiazepam, chlordiazepoxide, lorazepam, alprazolam, alpha-hydroxyalprazolam, clonazepam, 7-aminoclonazepam, midazolam, alpha-hydroxymidazolam and zolpidem...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878902/a-retrospective-comparison-of-intrathecal-morphine-and-epidural-hydromorphone-for-analgesia-following-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Rebecca A Hong, Kathleen M Gibbons, G Ying Li, Ashlee Holman, Terri Voepel-Lewis
BACKGROUND: Posterior spinal fusion to correct idiopathic scoliosis is associated with severe postoperative pain. Intrathecal morphine is commonly used for analgesia after adolescent posterior spinal fusion; however, anticipating and managing the increase in pain scores after resolution of analgesic effect of intrathecal morphine analgesia is challenging. In 2014, we developed a clinical protocol detailing both the administration of intrathecal morphine intraoperatively and the transition to routine, scheduled oral analgesics at 18 h postoperatively...
January 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871585/optimal-epidural-analgesia-for-patients-diagnosed-as-having-gynecologic-cancer-undergoing-interstitial-brachytherapy
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Ashley K Amsbaugh, Mark J Amsbaugh, Moataz N El-Ghamry, Brian M Derhake
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal epidural analgesia for patients receiving interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT) for gynecologic cancers. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Operating room and hospital ward. PATIENTS: Seventy-three patients diagnosed as having gynecologic cancer and undergoing ISBT. INTERVENTIONS: Twelve patients received ropivacaine alone, 14 patients received ropivacaine with fentanyl, and 45 patients received ropivacaine with hydromorphone by epidural infusion...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822929/once-daily-oros-hydromorphone-for-management-of-cancer-pain-an-open-label-multi-center-non-interventional-study
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Cheol Kyu Park, Hyun Wook Kang, In Jae Oh, Young Chul Kim, Yeo Kyeoung Kim, Kook Joo Na, Sung Ja Ahn, Tae Ok Kim, Young Jin Choi, Geun Am Song, Min Ki Lee
Extended-release osmotic extended-release oral delivery system (OROS) hydromorphone is a strong synthetic opioid designed to maintain a constant blood concentration by once daily dosing. The objective of this observational study was to investigate the clinical usefulness of OROS hydromorphone in patients with cancer pain of moderate to severe intensity. Patients with cancer pain who required strong opioids were administered with OROS hydromorphone for 4 weeks. We assessed changes in pain intensity using a numerical rating scale (NRS) as well as levels of sleep disturbance, breakthrough pain, end-of-dose failure, patient satisfaction, and overall assessment of drug effectiveness based on investigator evaluation...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810148/introduction-of-a-novel-ultrasound-guided-extrathoracic-sub-paraspinal-block-for-control-of-perioperative-pain-in-nuss-procedure-patients
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Robert B Bryskin, Daniel K Robie, Frederick M Mansfield, Eugene B Freid, Siam Sukumvanich
BACKGROUND: A safe and effective method of multilevel thoracic pain control remains an elusive goal in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure. The aim of our study was to develop a nonopioid centered approach using a novel regional technique as part of a quality improvement initiative. METHODS: The proposed ultrasound-guided technique positions multi-perforated soaker catheter deep to the paraspinal muscles from T2 to T11. The project was conducted in two phases...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775447/a-pediatric-fatality-due-to-accidental-hydromorphone-ingestion
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F Lee Cantrell, James Sherrard, Michael Andrade, Bethann Schaber, Iain M McIntyre
BACKGROUND: Death due to prescription opioid exposure has increased dramatically in North America. Currently, there is a lack of literature detailing potentially lethal doses as well as postmortem tissue analysis concentrations from prescription opioid fatalities in children. We report a pediatric hydromorphone fatality with postmortem peripheral blood, central blood, liver, and gastric concentrations. CASE REPORT: A 3-year-old male was found unresponsive on a couch...
January 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764026/suitability-of-the-dri-hydrocodone-hydromorphone-immunoassay-in-the-clinical-environment-at-a-lower-cutoff-validation-with-lc-ms-ms-analysis
#17
Robert B Dixon, Amitava Dasgupta
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the analytical performance of the DRI hydrocodone/hydromorphone assay by comparing semiquantitative values obtained by this assay with values obtained by a liquid chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method. We also evaluated the possibility of lowering the cutoff of the DRI assay from 300 to 100 ng/mL. METHODS: We compared semiquantitative values obtained by the DRI assay in 97 specimens with values obtained by the LC-MS/MS method including 10 specimens containing hydrocodone and/or hydromorphone concentrations between 105...
December 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754734/successful-treatment-of-opioid-refractory-cancer-pain-with-short-course-low-dose-ketamine
#18
Julie M Waldfogel, Suzanne Nesbit, Steven P Cohen, Sydney M Dy
Opioids remain the mainstay of treatment for severe cancer pain, but up to 20% of patients have persistent or refractory pain despite rapid and aggressive opioid titration, or develop refractory pain after long-term opioid use. In these scenarios, alternative agents and mechanisms for analgesia should be considered. This case report describes a 28-year-old man with metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer with severe, intractable pain despite high-dose opioids including methadone and a hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)...
December 2016: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751704/when-hydromorphone-is-not-working-try-loratadine-an-emergency-department-case-of-loratadine-as-abortive-therapy-for-severe-pegfilgrastim-induced-bone-pain
#19
Katherine Moore, Rachel Haroz
BACKGROUND: Intractable bone pain is a notorious adverse effect of granulocyte-colony stimulating factors (G-CSFs), such as pegfilgrastim and filgrastim, which are given to help prevent neutropenia in patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. G-CSF-induced bone pain is surprisingly common and often refractory to treatment with conventional analgesics. CASE REPORT: This article describes an emergency department case of opiate and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-resistant pegfilgrastim-induced bone pain that was successfully alleviated with 10 mg of oral loratadine, allowing for discharge home...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727452/hydromorphone-for-cancer-pain
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Yan J Bao, Wei Hou, Xiang Y Kong, Liping Yang, Jun Xia, Bao J Hua, Roger Knaggs
BACKGROUND: Cancer pain is an important and distressing symptom that tends to increase in frequency and intensity as the cancer advances. For people with advanced cancer, the prevalence of pain can be as high as 90%. It has been estimated that 30% to 50% of people with cancer categorise their pain as moderate to severe, with between 75% and 90% of people with cancer experiencing pain that they describe as having a major impact on their daily life. Epidemiological studies suggest that approximately 15% of people with cancer pain fail to experience acceptable pain relief with conventional management...
October 11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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