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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723253/end-of-life-services-among-patients-with-cancer-evidence-from-cancer-registry-records-linked-with-commercial-health-insurance-claims
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Cara L McDermott, Catherine Fedorenko, Karma Kreizenbeck, Qin Sun, Bruce Smith, J Randall Curtis, Ted Conklin, Scott D Ramsey
PURPOSE: Despite guidelines emphasizing symptom management over aggressive treatment, end-of-life care for persons with cancer in the United States is highly variable. In consultation with a regional collaboration of patients, providers, and payers, we investigated indicators of high-quality end-of-life care to describe patterns of care, identify areas for improvement, and inform future interventions to enhance end-of-life care for patients with cancer. METHODS: We linked insurance claims to clinical information from the western Washington SEER database...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715535/improving-adherence-to-long-term-opioid-therapy-guidelines-to-reduce-opioid-misuse-in-primary-care-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jane M Liebschutz, Ziming Xuan, Christopher W Shanahan, Marc LaRochelle, Julia Keosaian, Donna Beers, George Guara, Kristen O'Connor, Daniel P Alford, Victoria Parker, Roger D Weiss, Jeffrey H Samet, Julie Crosson, Phoebe A Cushman, Karen E Lasser
Importance: Prescription opioid misuse is a national crisis. Few interventions have improved adherence to opioid-prescribing guidelines. Objective: To determine whether a multicomponent intervention, Transforming Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care (TOPCARE; http://mytopcare.org/), improves guideline adherence while decreasing opioid misuse risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster-randomized clinical trial among 53 primary care clinicians (PCCs) and their 985 patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for pain...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699416/interview-with-david-tauben-university-of-washington-chief-of-the-division-of-pain-medicine
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David Tauben
Dr Tauben is Clinical Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, and is the Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is also University of Washington (UW) Director of Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine, and Medical Director of UW TelePain, a tele-video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to a five-state northwest regional primary care providers...
July 12, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692610/work-enabling-opioid-management
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Robert A Lavin, Nimisha Kalia, Larry Yuspeh, Jill A Barry, Edward J Bernacki, Xuguang Grant Tao
OBJECTIVE: This study describes the relationship between opioid prescribing and ability to work. METHODS: The opioid prescription patterns of 4994 claimants were studied. Three groups were constructed: 1) at least 3 consecutive months prescribed (chronic opioid therapy; COT); 2) less than 3 consecutive months prescribed (acute opioid therapy; AOT); and 3) no opioids prescribed. Variables included sex, age, daily morphine equivalent dose (MED), days opioids were prescribed, temporary total days (TTDs), and medical/indemnity/total costs...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683056/vital-signs-changes-in-opioid-prescribing-in-the-united-states-2006-2015
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Gery P Guy, Kun Zhang, Michele K Bohm, Jan Losby, Brian Lewis, Randall Young, Louise B Murphy, Deborah Dowell
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid-related overdose deaths increased sharply during 1999-2010 in the United States in parallel with increased opioid prescribing. CDC assessed changes in national-level and county-level opioid prescribing during 2006-2015. METHODS: CDC analyzed retail prescription data from QuintilesIMS to assess opioid prescribing in the United States from 2006 to 2015, including rates, amounts, dosages, and durations prescribed. CDC examined county-level prescribing patterns in 2010 and 2015...
July 7, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671393/top-20-research-studies-of-2016-for-primary-care-physicians
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Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
This article summarizes the top 20 original research studies and four practice guidelines of 2016, based on regular literature surveillance and as selected by members of the Canadian Medical Association. The studies, known as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), were rated highly because of their relevance, validity, and potential to change practice. Key hypertension treatment findings include reduced mortality (a benefit not demonstrated in lower-risk persons or persons with diabetes mellitus) but also an increase in harms with a more aggressive blood pressure target in high-risk persons with hypertension and without diabetes...
May 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666699/perioperative-pain-management-an-update-for-obstetrician-gynecologists
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Georgine Lamvu, Jessica Feranec, Emily Blanton
The opioid epidemic in the United States is unprecedented and continues to worsen. Many opioid abusers obtain their pills through legitimate prescriptions, directly or indirectly, from a medical provider. While practitioners have a responsibility to treat pain, it is now becoming clear that aggressive opioid prescription practices contribute to an epidemic of abuse. The medical community has to balance the unintended consequences of opioid misuse and abuse with the need to provide adequate pain control. Additionally, providers are being held accountable by the legal system and professional organizations for their prescribing practices...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666143/prevalence-of-prescription-opioid-use-disorder-among-chronic-opioid-therapy-patients-after-health-plan-opioid-dose-and-risk-reduction-initiatives
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Michael Von Korff, Rod L Walker, Kathleen Saunders, Susan M Shortreed, Manu Thakral, Michael Parchman, Ryan N Hansen, Evette Ludman, Karen J Sherman, Sascha Dublin
BACKGROUND: No studies have assessed the comparative effectiveness of guideline-recommended interventions to reduce risk of prescription opioid use disorder among chronic opioid therapy (COT) patients. We compared the prevalence of prescription opioid use disorder among COT patients from intervention clinics that had implemented opioid dose and risk reduction initiatives for more than 4 years relative to control clinics that had not. METHODS: After a healthcare system in Washington State implemented interventions to reduce opioid dose and risks, we surveyed 1588 adult primary care COT patients to compare the prevalence of prescription opioid use disorder among COT patients from the intervention and control clinics...
June 27, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614178/patterns-of-opioid-use-and-risk-of-opioid-overdose-death-among-medicaid-patients
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Renu K Garg, Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, Gary M Franklin
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes Medicaid as a high-risk population for fatal opioid overdose. Further research is needed to identify factors that put Medicaid patients at increased risk. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patterns of opioid use are associated with risk of opioid-related mortality among opioid users. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS: In total, 150,821 noncancer pain patients aged 18-64 years with ≥1 opioid prescription, April 2006 to December 2010, Washington Medicaid...
July 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605278/prescription-opioid-misuse-and-public-health-approach-in-australia
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Tom Kovitwanichkanont, Carolyn Day
The number of opioid prescriptions has increased significantly over the last few years due to multiple factors, such as physicians' heightened attention to pain management, greater prevalence of chronic pain due to the aging population, and the availability of sustained-release opioid preparations. Correspondingly, this has been associated with a rise in considerable harm due to opioid misuse, which is recognized as a national health priority in Australia. This article outlines the major public health approaches that have been introduced in Australia to address this issue...
June 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602044/the-dynamic-interaction-between-pain-and-opioid-misuse
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REVIEW
Adrianne R Wilson-Poe, Jose A Morón
In 2014, drug overdose surpassed automobile accidents as the number one cause of accidental death for the first time in the history of the United States. The overdose epidemic is largely driven by opioids, and genuine prescription opioid analgesics play the biggest role in this phenomenon. Despite advancements in abuse deterrent formulations, prescription drug monitoring programmes and clinical assessments for the detection of abuse potential, drug overdoses continue to escalate. The Center for Disease Control has recently issued new guidelines for opioid prescription, yet even these recommendations have their shortcomings...
June 11, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594744/probability-of-opioid-prescription-refilling-after-surgery-does-initial-prescription-dose-matter
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Shaina Sekhri, Nonie S Arora, Hannah Cottrell, Timothy Baerg, Anthony Duncan, Hsou Mei Hu, Michael J Englesbe, Chad Brummett, Jennifer F Waljee
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the correlation between the probability of postoperative opioid prescription refills and the amount of opioid prescribed, hypothesizing that a greater initial prescription yields a lower probability of refill. BACKGROUND: Although current guidelines regarding opioid prescribing largely address chronic opioid use, little is known regarding best practices and postoperative care. METHODS: We analyzed Optum Insight claims data from 2013 to 2014 for opioid-naïve patients aged 18 to 64 years who underwent major or minor surgical procedures (N = 26,520)...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586281/opioid-vs-nonopioid-prescribers-variations-in-care-for-a-standardized-acute-back-pain-case
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Kathleen Hanley, Sondra Zabar, Lisa Altshuler, Hillary Lee, Jasmine Ross, Nicomedes Rivera, Christian Marvilli, Colleen Gillespie
BACKGROUND: Opioid analgesics are effective and appropriate therapy for many types of acute pain. Epidemiologic evidence supports a direct relationship between increased opioid prescribing and increases in opioid use disorders and overdoses. OBJECTIVE: To tailor our residency curriculum, we designed and fielded an unannounced standardized patient (USP) case involving a patient with acute back pain who is requesting Vicodin (5/325 mg). We describe residents' case management and examine whether their management decisions, including opioid prescribing, were related to their core clinical skills...
June 6, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561731/pain-and-opioids-in-cancer-care-benefits-risks-and-alternatives
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Mike Bennett, Judith A Paice, Mark Wallace
Pain remains common in the setting of malignancy, occurring as a consequence of cancer and its treatment. Several high-quality studies confirm that more than 50% of all patients with cancer experience moderate to severe pain. The prevalence of pain in cancer survivors is estimated to be 40%, while close to two-thirds of those with advanced disease live with pain. Progress has occurred in the management of cancer pain, yet undertreatment persists. Additionally, new challenges are threatening these advances. These challenges are numerous and include educational deficits, time restraints, and limited access to all types of care...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549620/the-effect-of-opioid-prescribing-guidelines-on-prescriptions-by-emergency-physicians-in-ohio
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Scott G Weiner, Olesya Baker, Sabrina J Poon, Ann F Rodgers, Chad Garner, Lewis S Nelson, Jeremiah D Schuur
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study is to evaluate the association between Ohio's April 2012 emergency physician guidelines aimed at reducing inappropriate opioid prescribing and the number and type of opioid prescriptions dispensed by emergency physicians. METHODS: We used Ohio's prescription drug monitoring program data from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014, and included the 5 most commonly prescribed opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol, codeine, and hydromorphone)...
May 20, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538457/patterns-of-opioid-prescribing-for-an-orthopaedic-trauma-population
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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/28504992/trends-in-perioperative-practice-and-resource-utilization-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-undergoing-joint-arthroplasty
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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...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488993/physician-guide-to-appropriate-opioid-prescribing-for-noncancer-pain
#18
Timothy Munzing
Prescription opioid use for relief of noncancer pain has risen dramatically in the last 15 years, contributing to a quadrupling of opioid overdoses and prescription opioid-related deaths. This crisis is resulting in heightened attention by health care professionals and organizations, law enforcement, and the government. In this article, I highlight key topics in the management of patients using opioids (or potentially needing opioids) in outpatient clinical practice; federal and state law enforcement actions regarding physicians' illegal prescribing of opioids; multimodal approaches to pain control; nonmedication management of pain; response strategies when suspecting a patient of diverting or misusing opioids; and warning signs for abuse or diversion...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476268/past-year-prevalence-of-prescription-opioid-misuse-among-those-11-to-30years-of-age-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ashly E Jordan, Natalie A Blackburn, Don C Des Jarlais, Holly Hagan
BACKGROUND: There are high levels of prescription and consumption of prescription opioids in the US. Misuse of prescription opioids has been shown to be highly correlated with prescription opioid-related morbidity and mortality including fatal and non-fatal overdose. We characterized the past-year prevalence of prescription opioid misuse among those 11-30years of age in the US. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out following a published protocol and PRISMA guidelines...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446522/improving-opioid-safety-practices-in-primary-care-protocol-for-the-development-and-evaluation-of-a-multifaceted-theory-informed-pilot-intervention-for-healthcare-providers
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Pamela Leece, Daniel Z Buchman, Michael Hamilton, Caitlyn Timmings, Yalnee Shantharam, Julia Moore, Andrea D Furlan
INTRODUCTION: In North America, drug overdose deaths are reaching unprecedented levels, largely driven by increasing prescription opioid-related deaths. Despite the development of several opioid guidelines, prescribing behaviours still contribute to poor patient outcomes and societal harm. Factors at the provider and system level may hinder or facilitate the application of evidence-based guidelines; interventions designed to address such factors are needed. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Using implementation science and behaviour change theory, we have planned the development and evaluation of a comprehensive Opioid Self-Assessment Package, designed to increase adherence to the Canadian Opioid Guideline among family physicians...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
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