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Morphine in ED

Sean S Michael, Kavita M Babu, Christopher Androski, Martin A Reznek
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about accuracy of provider self-perception of opioid prescribing. We hypothesized that an intervention asking emergency department (ED) providers to self-identify their opioid prescribing practices compared to group norms-and subsequently providing them with their actual prescribing data-would alter future prescribing compared to controls. METHODS: This was a prospective, multi-center randomized trial in which all attending physicians, residents, and advanced practice providers at four EDs were randomly assigned to either no intervention or a brief data-driven intervention during which providers were: (1) asked to self-identify and explicitly report to research staff their perceived opioid prescribing in comparison to their peers, and then (2) given their actual data with peer group norms for comparison...
March 2, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Alyssa M Peckham, Kirk E Evoy, Jordan R Covvey, Leslie Ochs, Kathleen A Fairman, David A Sclar
OBJECTIVE: Research suggests medical consequences of gabapentin overuse depends on whether gabapentin is abused alone or with opioids to potentiate an opioid "high." The objective of this study was to assess predictors of gabapentin overuse with or without concomitant opioids. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Truven Health MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters database for years 2013 to 2015. Eligibility criteria were gabapentin utilization, with or without opioids, for 120 days or longer throughout a 12-month observation period...
February 27, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
Kaouthar Beltaief, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Mohamed Amine Msolli, Nasri Bzeouich, Nizar Fredj, Adel Sakma, Hamdi Boubaker, Wahid Bouida, Riadh Boukef, Semir Nouira
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the analgesic effect and tolerance profile of acupuncture versus intravenous (IV) titrated morphine in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with renal colic. Materials and methods: A total of 115 patients were randomized into two groups. Patients in the IV titrated-morphine group (n=61) received 0.1 mg/kg morphine every 5 minutes until pain score dropped by at least 50% of its baseline value. Patients in the acupuncture group (n=54) received an acupuncture session of 30 minutes following a prespecified protocol...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, Kristin Scherber, Daniel Cabrera, Sergey Motov, Patricia J Erwin, Colin P West, M Hassan Murad, M Fernanda Bellolio
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous lidocaine in adult patients with acute and chronic pain who are undergoing pain management in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We searched Ovid CENTRAL, Ovid EMBASE, and Ovid MEDLINE databases for randomized controlled trials and observational studies from inception to January 2017. Efficacy outcomes included reduction in pain scores from baseline to postintervention and need for rescue analgesia...
January 29, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Fatemeh Jahanian, Seyed Mohammad Hosseininejad, Hamed Amini Ahidashti, Farzad Bozorgi, Iraj Goli Khatir, Seyyed Hosein Montazar, Vahideh Azarfar
Objective: To compare the effects of intravenous morphine and a low dose of ketamine on pain intensity of patients with traumatic fractures of the long bones. Methods: This randomized, controlled, double-blinded, clinical trial was conducted in the adult emergency department (ED) of Emam Khomeini hospital, a tertiary general hospital affiliated with Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, in Northern Iran, during a 6-month period. Patients were randomly assigned to receive intravenous morphine (0...
January 2018: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
Sarah Axeen, Seth A Seabury, Michael Menchine
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We characterize the relative contribution of emergency departments (EDs) to national opioid prescribing, estimate trends in opioid prescribing by site of care (ED, office-based, and inpatient), and examine whether higher-risk opioid users receive a disproportionate quantity of their opioids from ED settings. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey from 1996 to 2012. Individuals younger than 18 years and with malignancy diagnoses were excluded...
January 10, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Ryan M Surmaitis, Alexandra Amaducci, Kathryn Henry, Michael Jong, Emily A Kiernan, Hope Kincaid, Lindsay J Houck, Sandra J Sabbatini, Marna Rayl Greenberg, Kenneth D Katz
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the current attitudes, perceptions, and practices of emergency medicine providers and nurses (RNs) regarding the discharge of adult patients from the emergency department (ED) after administration of opioid analgesics. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was administered at 3 hospital sites with a combined annual ED census of >180,000 visits per year. All 59 attending emergency physicians (EPs), 233 RNs, and 23 advanced practice clinicians (APCs) who worked at these sites were eligible to participate...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
Katherine A Morgan, William P Lancaster, Stefanie M Owczarski, Hongjun Wang, Jeffrey Borckardt, David B Adams
BACKGROUND: Best practice to select patients with chronic pancreatitis for surgical management with total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is in evolution as new discoveries are made in the pathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis. STUDY DESIGN: A prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing TPIAT was reviewed. Islet function was inferred from daily insulin requirement. Pain relief was evaluated by healthcare use and narcotic use. Quality of life (QOL) was measured with the RAND 12-Item Short Form Survey...
December 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Benjamin C Sun, Christina J Charlesworth, Nicoleta Lupulescu-Mann, Jenny I Young, Hyunjee Kim, Daniel M Hartung, Richard A Deyo, K John McConnell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We assess whether an automated prescription drug monitoring program intervention in emergency department (ED) settings is associated with reductions in opioid prescribing and quantities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of ED visits by Medicaid beneficiaries. We assessed the staggered implementation (pre-post) of automated prescription drug monitoring program queries at 86 EDs in Washington State from January 1, 2013, to September 30, 2015...
March 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Michael Zhang, Timothy Cowan, John-Paul Smiles, Mary Morgan, Jessica Armstrong, Chinky Goswami, Claire Sewell
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the analgesic regimes adopted in our contemporary retrieval practice and the incidence of vomiting in ED after prehospital analgesic use. METHOD: A retrospective review was conducted on trauma patients retrieved by the Hunter Primary Retrieval Service in the Hunter New England Local Health District, New South Wales, Australia, during 2015. RESULTS: Of the 379 patients attended by the service in 2015, 196 of them (mean age 38...
December 4, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Tamara Arnautovic, Kathryn Sommese, Paul C Mullan, Steven Barron Frazier, Turaj Vazifedan, Dana Erikson Ramirez
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess physician comfort, knowledge, and implementation barriers regarding the use of intranasal fentanyl (INF) for pain management in patients with long-bone fractures in a pediatric emergency department (ED) with an INF pain pathway. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients, 3 to 21 years old, in our ED with an International Classification of Diseases-9th Revision code for a long-bone fracture from September 1, 2013, to August 31, 2015...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
Jane Ashbrook, Nikos Rodgdakis, Peter Goodwin, Gill Yeowell, Michael Callaghan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There is no consensus on the management of low back pain in the ED and evidence suggests that these patients are likely to receive unwarranted imaging and inappropriate opioid prescription.The purpose of this study is to review the available literature pertaining to the clinical management of acute low back pain in the ED. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and Realist And Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses: Evolving Standards (RAMESES) guidelines were observed during this review...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Caroline Pace, Sneha Shah, Amy X Zhang, Amy E Zosel
CONTEXT: Prescription opioid abuse and misuse is a significant public health crisis. In 2012, an opioid prescribing pathway for patients with chronic pain presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) was implemented. The objective of this study is to determine the impact of the pathway for administration of opioids in the ED as well as the prescribing of opioids for home use after discharge. METHODS: Retrospective pre- and post-intervention time series study of consecutive patients presenting to the ED with acute and chronic pain complaints before and after implementation of the pathway...
November 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
Sylvie Le May, Samina Ali, Amy C Plint, Benoit Mâsse, Gina Neto, Marie-Christine Auclair, Amy L Drendel, Ariane Ballard, Christelle Khadra, Edith Villeneuve, Stefan Parent, Patrick J McGrath, Grégoire Leclair, Serge Gouin
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-Is) are a common and painful condition among children that remains poorly treated in the emergency department (ED). We aimed to test the efficacy of a combination of an anti-inflammatory drug with an opioid for pain management of MSK-I in children presenting to the ED. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled children between 6 and 17 years presenting to the ED with an MSK-I and a pain score >29 mm on the visual analog scale (VAS)...
November 2017: Pediatrics
Daniel M Hartung, Hyunjee Kim, Sharia M Ahmed, Luke Middleton, Shellie Keast, Richard A Deyo, Kun Zhang, K John McConnell
High dosage opioid use is a risk factor for opioid-related overdose commonly cited in guidelines, recommendations, and policies. In 2012, the Oregon Medicaid program developed a prior authorization policy for opioid prescriptions above 120 mg per day morphine equivalent dose (MED). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of that policy on utilization, prescribing patterns, and health outcomes. Methods: Using administrative claims data from Oregon and a control state (Colorado) between 2011 and 2013, we used difference-in-differences analyses to examine changes in utilization, measures of high risk opioid use, and overdose after introduction of the policy...
October 10, 2017: Substance Abuse
Alyssa M Peckham, Kathleen A Fairman, David A Sclar
INTRODUCTION: Overuse of gabapentin and/or opioids occurs in a small percentage of patients at > 3-fold labeled dosages. Gabapentin may potentiate opioid effects. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess patient harm, defined as use of inpatient hospital (IPH) or emergency department (ED) services, associated with overuse of gabapentin with or without concomitant overuse of opioids. DATA SOURCE: Data were sourced from the Truven Health MarketScan(®) Commercial Claims and Encounters database, for the years 2013-2015...
September 27, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Stacy L Reynolds, Kathleen K Bryant, Jonathan R Studnek, Melanie Hogg, Connell Dunn, Megan A Templin, Charity G Moore, James R Young, Katherine Rivera Walker, Michael S Runyon
OBJECTIVES: We compared the tolerability and efficacy of intranasal subdissociative ketamine to intranasal fentanyl for analgesia of children with acute traumatic pain and investigated the feasibility of a larger noninferiority trial that could investigate the potential opioid-sparing effects of intranasal ketamine. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial compared 1 mg/kg intranasal ketamine to 1.5 μg/kg intranasal fentanyl in children 4 to 17 years old with acute pain from suspected isolated extremity fractures presenting to an urban Level II pediatric trauma center from December 2015 to November 2016...
December 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Arash Forouzan, Hassan Barzegari, Hassan Motamed, Ali Khavanin, Hamideh Shiri
INTRODUCTION: Considering the existing contradictions regarding effectiveness of intravenous (IV) lidocaine, especially in emergency department (ED), the present study was designed to compare the analgesic effect of IV lidocaine and morphine sulfate in pain management for extremity bone fractures. METHOD: In this triple blind clinical trial, 15 to 65 year-old patients with extremity fractures and in need of pain management were randomly allocated to either IV lidocaine or morphine sulfate group and were compared regarding severity of pain 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 minutes after infusion via intention to treat analysis...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
Saeed Abbasi, Nader Bidi, Babak Mahshidfar, Peyman Hafezimoghadam, Mahdi Rezai, Mani Mofidi, Davood Farsi
BACKGROUND: The combination of morphine with low doses of ketamine (MK) has been utilized in the Emergency Department (ED) compared with morphine and placebo (MP) for the treatment of acute pain in few studies. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of MP with MK for the treatment of severe pain with renal colic of patients who had been referred to the ED. METHODS: This study is a double blind randomized clinical trial on patients with severe renal colic pain who were referred to the ED...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Steven G Schauer, Cord W Cunningham, Andrew D Fisher, Robert A DeLorenzo
Introduction Select units in the military have improved combat medic training by integrating their functions into routine clinical care activities with measurable improvements in battlefield care. This level of integration is currently limited to special operations units. It is unknown if regular Army units and combat medics can emulate these successes. The goal of this project was to determine whether US Army combat medics can be integrated into routine emergency department (ED) clinical care, specifically medication administration...
December 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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