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Joey Berlin
Encouraging technological progress the state has made on prescription monitoring is at the center of TMA's recommendations to the legislature to address doctor-shopping and opioid diversion.
May 1, 2017: Texas Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538457/patterns-of-opioid-prescribing-for-an-orthopaedic-trauma-population
#2
John Ruder, Meghan K Wally, McKell Oliverio, Rachel B Seymour, Joseph R Hsu
OBJECTIVES: To determine opioid-prescribing practices to the orthopaedic trauma (OT) population at one Level I trauma center. DESIGN: A retrospective study of discharge prescriptions for adult patients with OT. Prescription details, injury burden, and patient demographics were abstracted for patients from initial injury through a 2-month follow-up. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with OT admitted over a 30-day period (n = 110)...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533287/trv0109101-a-g-protein-biased-agonist-of-the-%C3%A2%C2%B5-opioid-receptor-does-not-promote-opioid-induced-mechanical-allodynia-following-chronic-administration
#3
Michael Koblish, Richard Carr, Edward R Siuda, David H Rominger, William Gowen-MacDonald, Conrad L Cowan, Aimee L Crombie, Jonathan D Violin, Michael W Lark
Prescription opioids are a mainstay in the treatment of acute moderate to severe pain. However, chronic use leads to a host of adverse consequences including tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH), leading to more complex treatment regimens and diminished patient compliance. Patients experiencing OIH paradoxically experience exaggerated nociceptive responses instead of pain reduction after chronic opioid usage. The development of OIH and tolerance tend to occur simultaneously and, thus, present a challenge when studying the molecular mechanisms driving each phenomenon...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532488/mitigating-the-heroin-crisis-in-baltimore-md-usa-a-cost-benefit-analysis-of-a-hypothetical-supervised-injection-facility
#4
Amos Irwin, Ehsan Jozaghi, Brian W Weir, Sean T Allen, Andrew Lindsay, Susan G Sherman
BACKGROUND: In Baltimore, MD, as in many cities throughout the USA, overdose rates are on the rise due to both the increase of prescription opioid abuse and that of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in the drug market. Supervised injection facilities (SIFs) are a widely implemented public health intervention throughout the world, with 97 existing in 11 countries worldwide. Research has documented the public health, social, and economic benefits of SIFs, yet none exist in the USA. The purpose of this study is to model the health and financial costs and benefits of a hypothetical SIF in Baltimore...
May 12, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531769/increases-in-prescription-opioid-injection-abuse-among-treatment-admissions-in-the-united-states-2004-2013
#5
Christopher M Jones, Aleta Christensen, R Matthew Gladden
BACKGROUND: The 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana associated with prescription opioid injection coupled with rising rates of hepatitis C, especially in areas with long-standing opioid abuse, have raised concerns about prescription opioid injection. However, research on this topic is limited. We assessed trends in treatment admissions reporting injection, smoking, and inhalation abuse of prescription opioids and examined characteristics associated with non-oral routes of prescription opioid abuse in the U...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531306/association-of-long-term-opioid-therapy-with-functional-status-adverse-outcomes-and-mortality-among-patients-with-polyneuropathy
#6
E Matthew Hoffman, James C Watson, Jennifer St Sauver, Nathan P Staff, Christopher J Klein
Importance: Polyneuropathy is one of the most common painful conditions managed within general and specialty clinics. Neuropathic pain frequently leads to decisions about using long-term opioid therapy. Understanding the association of long-term opioid use with functional status, adverse outcomes, and mortality among patients with polyneuropathy could influence disease-specific decisions about opioid treatment. Objectives: To quantify the prevalence of long-term opioid use among patients with polyneuropathy and to assess the association of long-term opioid use with functional status, adverse outcomes, and mortality...
May 22, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527640/influences-on-patient-satisfaction-among-patients-who-use-emergency-departments-frequently-for-pain-related-complaints
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Patricia Newcomb, Marian Wilson, Ralph Baine, Terence McCarthy, Nicholas Penny, Caroline Nixon, Justin Orren
INTRODUCTION: The primary purpose of this study was to assess relationships between opioid prescribing practices, patient and ED attributes, and patient satisfaction ratings of nursing and physician care among patients with high utilization of the emergency department for pain relief. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to examine 305 individual patient satisfaction surveys from users with high ED utilization for pain complaints. Responses were compared with an age-matched control group (n = 305) of nonfrequent ED users...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526967/update-on-barriers-to-pharmacotherapy-for-opioid-use-disorders
#8
REVIEW
Anjalee Sharma, Sharon M Kelly, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Jan Gryczynski, Kevin E O'Grady, Robert P Schwartz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The recent heroin and prescription opioid misuse epidemic has led to a sharp increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths in the USA. Notwithstanding the availability of three FDA-approved medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone) to treat opioid use disorder, these medications are underutilized. This paper provides an update from the recent peer-reviewed literature on barriers to the use of these medications. FINDINGS: These barriers are interrelated and can be categorized as financial, regulatory, geographic, attitudinal, and logistic...
June 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523735/variability-in-prescription-opioid-intake-and-reinforcement-amongst-129-substrains
#9
Susan M Jimenez, Aiden F Healy, Michal A Coelho, Chelsea N Brown, Tod E Kippin, Karen K Szumlinski
Opioid abuse in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with treatment admissions and deaths associated with prescription opioid abuse quadrupling over the past 10 years. Although genetics are theorized to contribute substantially to inter-individual variability in the development, severity, and treatment outcomes of opioid abuse/addiction, little direct preclinical study has focused on the behavioral genetics of prescription opioid reinforcement and drug-taking. Herein, we employed different 129 substrains of mice currently available from The Jackson Laboratory (129S1/SvlmJ, 129X1/SvJ, 129S4/SvJaeJ and 129P3/J) as a model system of genetic variation and assayed mice for oral opioid intake and reinforcement, as well as behavioral and somatic signs of dependence...
May 19, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521200/patterns-of-kratom-use-and-health-impact-in-the-us-results-from-an-online-survey
#10
Oliver Grundmann
BACKGROUND: Kratom preparations have raised concerns of public health and safety in the US. Investigation into the demographics, perceived beneficial and detrimental effects of Kratom as well as common doses and purposes of its use are important to properly evaluate its potential health impact. METHODS: An anonymous cross-sectional online survey was conducted in October 2016 of 10,000 current Kratom users through available social media and online resources from the American Kratom Association...
May 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519244/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-update-on-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, K Karel Allegaert, Enno Diederik Wildschut, Monica Fumagalli, Massimo Agosti, Dick Tibboel, Fabio Mosca
Substance use among pregnant women is a major public health issue. Both prescription opioid use and illicit opioid abuse have increased dramatically in recent years. Prolonged in utero drug exposure may result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), an acute multisystemic clinical entity that occurs in the first days of life. This syndrome is caused by abrupt discontinuation of fetal exposure to licit or illicit drugs chronically consumed by the mother during pregnancy and transmitted to the fetus through the placenta...
May 18, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515805/is-computed-tomography-defined-obstruction-a-predictor-of-urological-intervention-in-emergency-department-patients-presenting-with-renal-colic
#12
Peter Alexander Massaro, Avinash Kanji, Paul Atkinson, Ryan Pawsey, Tom Whelan
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to determine whether unilateral calculus-induced ureteric obstruction on computed tomography (CT) was independently associated with the need for urological intervention and 30-day return to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with symptomatic urinary calculi diagnosed by unenhanced helical CT. Stepwise regression analysis was used to determine the predictors of urological intervention and 30-day return to the ED...
March 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514234/associations-between-physical-pain-pain-management-and-frequency-of-nonmedical-prescription-opioid-use-among-young-adults-a-sex-specific-analysis
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Tristan I Evans, Elliott J Liebling, Traci C Green, Scott E Hadland, Melissa A Clark, Brandon D L Marshall
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine sex-specific associations between experiences of physical pain, pain management, and frequency of nonmedical prescription opioid (NMPO) use among young adults. METHODS: Among participants enrolled in the Rhode Island Young Adult Prescription Drug Study, we identified associations between physical pain in the past 6 months, pain history, pain management, polysubstance use, and weekly NMPO use. In sex-specific models, independent correlates of weekly NMPO use were identified via modified stepwise Poisson regression...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513200/hiv-infected-individuals-who-use-alcohol-and-other-drugs-and-virologic-suppression
#14
Seonaid Nolan, Alexander Y Walley, Timothy C Herren, Gregory J Patts, Alicia S Ventura, Meg M Sullivan, Jeffrey H Samet, Richard Saitz
People living with HIV (PLWH) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) who use substances were examined to (a) describe those with virologic control and (b) determine which substance use-factors are associated with lack of virologic control. Participants were adult PLWH taking ART with either past 12-month DSM-IV substance dependence or past 30-day alcohol or illicit drug use. Substance use factors included number of DSM-IV alcohol or drug dependence criteria and past 30-day specific substance use. Associations with HIV viral load (HVL) (<200 vs...
May 17, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511053/opioid-analgesics-and-heroin-examining-drug-misuse-trends-among-a-sample-of-drug-treatment-clients-in-kentucky
#15
Grant A Victor, Robert Walker, Jennifer Cole, T K Logan
BACKGROUND: In an effort to mitigate Kentucky's prescription drug misuse, legislative intervention efforts were introduced in 2012 and 2013 to better regulate pain clinics, prescribed use of opioid analgesics, and to expand the monitoring of opioid prescriptions. The focus of this paper is primarily on opioid analgesics and heroin and the relationship of use/misuse patterns of these drugs to state drug policy initiatives. METHODS: A secondary data analysis of drug treatment clients (N=52,360) was conducted to project illicit drug use trends in Kentucky...
May 13, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509820/impact-of-preoperative-opioid-use-on-total-knee-arthroplasty-outcomes
#16
Savannah R Smith, Jennifer Bido, Jamie E Collins, Heidi Yang, Jeffrey N Katz, Elena Losina
BACKGROUND: There is growing concern about the use of opioids prior to total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and research has suggested that preoperative opioid use may lead to worse pain outcomes following surgery. We evaluated the pain relief achieved by TKA in patients who had and those who had not used opioids use before the procedure. METHODS: We augmented data from a prospective cohort study of TKA outcomes with opioid-use data abstracted from medical records. We collected patient-reported outcomes and demographic data before and 6 months after TKA...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508675/serious-mental-illness-among-young-adult-women-who-use-drugs-in-the-club-scene-co-occurring-biopsychosocial-factors
#17
Maayan Lawental, Hilary L Surratt, Mance E Buttram, Steven P Kurtz
Young women who regularly attend nightclubs are at risk for numerous health and social consequences, including mental distress, sexual and physical victimization and substance dependence. This paper uses a biopsychosocial framework to examine co-occurring mental health problems, victimization, substance dependence, sexual risk and physical pain among a sample of young women who use drugs (N = 222) in Miami's club scene. The majority of women were under 24 years old, Hispanic, and identified as heterosexual...
May 16, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506507/syndrome-surveillance-of-fentanyl-laced-heroin-outbreaks-utilization-of-ems-medical-examiner-and-poison-center-databases
#18
P Quincy Moore, Joseph Weber, Steven Cina, Steven Aks
OBJECTIVE: Describe surveillance data from three existing surveillance systems during an unexpected fentanyl outbreak in a large metropolitan area. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of three data sets: Chicago Fire Department EMS, Cook County Medical Examiner, and Illinois Poison Center. Each included data from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. EMS data included all EMS responses in Chicago, Illinois, for suspected opioid overdose in which naloxone was administered and EMS personnel documented other criteria indicative of opioid overdose...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504992/trends-in-perioperative-practice-and-resource-utilization-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-undergoing-joint-arthroplasty
#19
Crispiana Cozowicz, Jashvant Poeran, Ashley Olson, Madhu Mazumdar, Eva E Mörwald, Stavros G Memtsoudis
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence associating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with adverse perioperative outcomes has recently heightened the level of awareness among perioperative physicians. In particular, estimates projecting the high prevalence of this condition in the surgical population highlight the necessity of the development and adherence to "best clinical practices." In this context, a number of expert panels have generated recommendations in an effort to provide guidance for perioperative decision-making...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500694/trends-of-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-epidemic-and-maternal-risk-factors-in-florida
#20
Xi Wang, Yanmin Zhu, Chintan V Dave, Adel A Alrwisan, Stacy A Voils, Almut G Winterstein
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine secular trends of (i) maternal prescription opioid use in late pregnancy, (ii) neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) stratified by late maternal prescription opioid use, and (iii) maternal risk factors among NAS deliveries. METHODS: Women with a live birth who were enrolled 90 days before and 30 days after delivery in Florida Medicaid Analytic Extract billing records linked to birth certificates from 2000 to 2010 were identified for the study...
May 13, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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