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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903034/prescription-drug-abuse-a-timely-update
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Benny Monheit, Danusia Pietrzak, Sandra Hocking
BACKGROUND: Prescription drug abuse is a rising problem in Australia and pharmaceutical drugs have been the most frequent contributors to overdose deaths in Victoria in recent years. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article are to examine the main prescription drugs contributing to overdose deaths and to consider how doctors may help in reducing this problem. DISCUSSION: Data from the Coroners Court of Victoria list the main drugs that contributed to drug-related deaths in 2009-15...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898133/opioid-misuse-abuse-and-quality-persistent-pain-management-in-older-adults
#2
Yu-Ping Chang, Peggy Compton
The United States is amid an epidemic of prescription opioid drug abuse, bringing with it not only high rates of overdose, but growing rates of heroin abuse and addiction. Liberal opioid drug prescribing on the part of well-meaning clinicians has in part fueled this epidemic, being correlated to opioid death and addiction treatment admission rates. Misuse and abuse of prescription opioid drugs is greatest among young adults (ages 18 to 25); however, the fastest growing age group for opioid drug misuse/abuse is older (ages 50 to 64)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869630/a-prospective-evaluation-of-opioid-utilization-after-upper-extremity-surgical-procedures-identifying-consumption-patterns-and-determining-prescribing-guidelines
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REVIEW
Nayoung Kim, Jonas L Matzon, Jack Abboudi, Christopher Jones, William Kirkpatrick, Charles F Leinberry, Frederic E Liss, Kevin F Lutsky, Mark L Wang, Mitchell Maltenfort, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: Although adequate management of postoperative pain with oral analgesics is an important aspect of surgical procedures, inadvertent overprescribing can lead to excess availability of opioids in the community for potential diversion. The purpose of our study was to prospectively evaluate opioid consumption following outpatient upper-extremity surgical procedures to determine opioid utilization patterns and to develop prescribing guidelines. METHODS: All patients undergoing outpatient upper-extremity surgical procedures over a consecutive 6-month period had the following prospective data collected: patient demographic characteristics, surgical details, anesthesia type, and opioid prescription and consumption patterns...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862243/antidepressant-adherence-patterns-in-older-patients-use-of-a-clustering-method-on-a-prescription-database
#4
David Braunstein, Amélie Hardy, Quentin Boucherie, Elisabeth Frauger, Olivier Blin, Gaétan Gentile, Joëlle Micallef
According to the World Health Organization, depression will become the second most important cause of disability worldwide by 2020. Our objective was to identify patterns of adherence to antidepressant treatments in older patients using several indicators of adherence and to characterize these patterns in term of medication exposure. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the French National Health Insurance reimbursement database. Incident antidepressant users aged more than 65 were included from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 and followed-up for 18 months...
November 14, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857265/interdisciplinary-pain-education-moving-from-discipline-specific-to-collaborative-practice
#5
Bansari Patel, Eileen Hacker, Catherine M Murks, Catherine J Ryan
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common symptom reported by hospitalized patients with cancer. Cancer pain management requires an interdisciplinary approach for quality patient care. Although the literature suggests that most cancer pain can be managed with available treatments, many patients continue to experience pain even with opioid prescriptions. Implementation of evidence-based guidelines, such as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network's guidelines for adult cancer pain, promotes collaboration across disciplines and enhances patient care...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844473/adherence-to-chronic-opioid-therapy-prescribing-guidelines-in-a-primary-care-clinic
#6
Cynthia Kay, Erica Wozniak, Sarah Koller, Audrey Ye, Joanne Bernstein
OBJECTIVE: Characterize primary care patients prescribed opioids for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP), explore guideline-recommended opioid-monitoring practices, and investigate predictors of pain agreements. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Primary care clinic at a tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Adults prescribed chronic opioids (three or more monthly prescriptions within a year) for CNCP between April 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015...
September 2016: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842785/toxicology-in-pain-management
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REVIEW
Daniel A Schwarz, M P George, Martin H Bluth
Toxicology testing in pain management has become the standard of care. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention published guidelines including urine drug testing prior to initiating opioid therapy and for monitoring prescription and illicit drugs. Physicians must know indications for toxicology testing, and the frequency based upon risk stratification. This includes personal and family history of alcohol or substance related disorders, mental illness and smoking. Knowledge of opioid metabolism and various matrices to test are described...
December 2016: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823911/-trend-in-buprenorphine-and-methadone-shopping-behavior-in-france-from-2004%C3%A2-to-2014
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Mélanie Kernisant, Jessica Delorme, Jean-Luc Kabore, Georges Brousse, Catherine Laporte, Marie Zenut, Chouki Chenaf, Nicolas Authier
INTRODUCTION: The opioid maintenance treatments (OMT) are widely misused and diverted in many countries. Doctor shopping represented the main way to obtain high quantities of opioids in abuse/diversion. The aim of this study was to assess the trends in the prevalence of doctor shopping for high dosage buprenorphine (HDB) and methadone (MTD) from 2004 to 2014 by using the French Health Insurance claims. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of patients treated by OMT (High Dosage Buprenorphine or Methadone) between 2004 and 2014 from a representative sample of the French Health Insurance claims...
November 4, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794549/clinicians-use-of-prescription-drug-monitoring-programs-in-clinical-practice-and-decision-making
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Gillian J Leichtling, Jessica M Irvine, Christi Hildebran, Deborah J Cohen, Sara E Hallvik, Richard A Deyo
OBJECTIVES:  Little is known about clinicians' use of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) profiles in decision-making. The objective of this qualitative study was to understand how clinicians use, interpret, and integrate PDMP profiles with other information in making clinical decisions. DESIGN : Qualitative interviews of clinician PDMP users. SETTING:  Oregon registrants in the state's PDMP. SUBJECTS:  Thirty-three clinicians practicing in primary care, emergency medicine, pain management, psychiatry, dentistry, and surgery...
October 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776797/-patterns-of-prescription-of-opioid-analgesics-in-h%C3%A3-tel-dieu-de-france-of-beyrouth
#10
P Noufi, E Khoury, E Ayoub, N Naccache, S Richa
OBJECTIVES: Use of chronic opioid therapy has increased substantially over the past few years, even though opioid therapy is associated with potentially serious harms, including opioid-related adverse effects and outcomes. Prescription of opioids for chronic pain, particularly nonmalignant chronic pain, remains controversial. In the midst of this controversy, patterns of actual prescription and influences on these patterns are not well understood. This study aims to describe the frequency of prescription of opioid analgesics in a university hospital, the attitudes of doctors towards this category of drugs, and the follow-up modalities of patients taking these drugs...
October 21, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771783/accessibility-of-opioid-analgesics-and-barriers-to-optimal-chronic-pain-treatment-in-poland-in-2000-2015
#11
Tomasz Dzierżanowski, Aleksandra Ciałkowska-Rysz
PURPOSE: Based on the international reports, consumption of opioid analgesics in Poland is relatively low. There is limited information on possible impediments to optimal opioid use. This study was aimed to identify possible barriers to access to opioid analgesics and causes of failure to comply with current clinical guidelines. METHODS: Consumption data per capita in 2000-2015 were analyzed in terms of oral morphine equivalents in total, per prescription type, per reimbursement status, to identify the impact of regulations specific for Poland...
October 22, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764082/declines-in-opioid-prescribing-after-a-private-insurer-policy-change-massachusetts-2011-2015
#12
Macarena C García, Anton B Dodek, Tom Kowalski, John Fallon, Scott H Lee, Michael F Iademarco, John Auerbach, Michele K Bohm
Overdose deaths involving opioid pain medications are epidemic in the United States, in part because of high opioid prescribing rates and associated abuse of these drugs (1). In 2014, nearly 2 million U.S. residents either abused or were dependent on prescription opioids (2). In Massachusetts, unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths, including deaths involving heroin, increased 45% from 2012 to 2013.* In 2014, the rate of these deaths reached 20.0 per 100,000, nearly 2.5 times higher than the U.S. rate overall (3,4)...
October 21, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754719/provider-experiences-with-the-identification-management-and-treatment-of-co-occurring-chronic-noncancer-pain-and-substance-use-in-the-safety-net
#13
Jamie Suki Chang, Margot Kushel, Christine Miaskowski, Rachel Ceasar, Kara Zamora, Emily Hurstak, Kelly R Knight
BACKGROUND: In the United States and internationally, providers have adopted guidelines on the management of prescription opioids for chronic noncancer pain (CNCP). For "high-risk" patients with co-occurring CNCP and a history of substance use, guidelines advise that providers monitor patients using urine toxicology screening tests, develop opioid management plans, and refer patients to substance use treatment. OBJECTIVE: We report primary care provider experiences in the safety net interpreting and implementing prescription opioid guideline recommendations for patients with CNCP and substance use...
October 18, 2016: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738299/opioid-therapy-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-guidelines-for-hong-kong
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C W Cheung, T Cw Chan, P P Chen, M C Chu, W Cm Chui, P T Ho, F Lam, S W Law, J Ly Lee, S Hs Wong, V Kc Wong
Opioids are increasingly used to control chronic non-cancer pain globally. International opioid guidelines have been issued in many different countries but a similar document is not generally available in Hong Kong. Chronic opioid therapy has a role in multidisciplinary management of chronic non-cancer pain despite insufficient evidence for its effectiveness and safety for long-term use. This document reviews the current literature to inform Hong Kong practitioners about the rational use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic non-cancer pain...
October 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696218/analgesic-drug-prescription-patterns-on-five-international-paediatric-wards
#15
Sebastian Botzenhardt, Asia N Rashed, Ian C K Wong, Stephen Tomlin, Antje Neubert
AIM: Analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs are frequently prescribed in paediatrics. Prescribing and dosing patterns in hospitalised children are not well known. This study explores analgesic drug utilisation on five paediatric wards and discusses its findings in comparison with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. METHOD: A sub-analysis of a prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study was undertaken. Prescription data of children aged up to ≤18 years were collected between October 2008 and December 2009 on paediatric general medical wards in five hospitals in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom (UK), Hong Kong (HK) and Malaysia...
December 2016: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695382/factors-associated-with-opioid-overdose-a-10-year-retrospective-study-of-patients-in-a-large-integrated-health-care-system
#16
Joseph A Boscarino, H Lester Kirchner, James M Pitcavage, Vijay R Nadipelli, Naoko A Ronquest, Michael H Fitzpatrick, John J Han
OBJECTIVE: Opioid overdoses (ODs) have been increasing, and harm reduction efforts are a priority. The success of these efforts will be dependent on the identification of at-risk patients and improved access to the antidote naloxone. Therefore, to identify access to naloxone and factors associated with negative health outcomes, we conducted a retrospective study of patients with OD to identify those at highest risk of adverse outcomes and to assess the use of naloxone. METHODS: We conducted a study of electronic health records for patients admitted to the largest multihospital system in the region - the Geisinger Health System (GHS) for ODs - from April 2005 through March 2015...
2016: Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664140/fibromyalgia-is-associated-to-receiving-chronic-medications-beyond-appropriateness-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Javier Rivera, Miguel A Vallejo
The objectives of this study are to describe appropriateness and drug treatment of comorbidities in fibromyalgia (FM). Cross-sectional study of a group of patients. Number of drugs, indication, duration and appropriateness of prescriptions were evaluated. Patients were classified as: group 1, (FM/FM) previous FM diagnosis and fulfilling criteria; group 2, (noFM/noFM) other diagnosis and not fulfilling criteria; and group 3, (noFM/FM) other diagnosis but fulfilling criteria. Drugs were classified into drugs for nervous system, analgesics/NSAID and drugs for other comorbidities...
December 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624605/dependence-to-legally-prescribed-opioid-analgesics-in-a-university-hospital-in-medellin-colombia-an-observational-study
#18
Maria G Garcia-Orjuela, Lineth Alarcon-Franco, Juan C Sanchez-Fernandez, Yuli Agudelo, Andres F Zuluaga
BACKGROUND: In some countries the misuse and diversion of prescribed opioid analgesic is increasing considerably, but there is no official data regarding the situation in Colombia. The aim of this study was to identify all dependent to opioid analgesics legally prescribed patients that were treated in a University Hospital in Medellin, Colombia during 4 years and to characterize this population. METHODS: Observational study in a University Hospital in Medellin, Colombia, searching for patients with ICD-10 codes related with opioid related disorders, adverse events or pain and treated between January 2011 and December 2014...
2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621159/primary-care-patient-experience-with-naloxone-prescription
#19
Emily Behar, Christopher Rowe, Glenn-Milo Santos, Sheigla Murphy, Phillip O Coffin
PURPOSE: Notwithstanding a paucity of data, prescription of the opioid antagonist naloxone to patients prescribed opioids is increasingly recommended in opioid stewardship guidelines. The aim of this study was to evaluate chronic pain patients' attitudes toward being offered a naloxone prescription and their experience with naloxone. METHODS: We interviewed 60 patients who received naloxone prescriptions across 6 safety-net primary care clinics (10 patients per clinic) from October 2013 to October 2015...
September 2016: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583928/effect-of-opioid-prescribing-guidelines-in-primary-care
#20
Jonathan H Chen, Jason Hom, Ilana Richman, Steven M Asch, Tanya Podchiyska, Nawal Atwan Johansen
Long-term opioid use for noncancer pain is increasingly prevalent yet controversial given the risks of addiction, diversion, and overdose. Prior literature has identified the problem and proposed management guidelines, but limited evidence exists on the actual effectiveness of implementing such guidelines in a primary care setting.A multidisciplinary working group of institutional experts assembled comprehensive guidelines for chronic opioid prescribing, including monitoring and referral recommendations. The guidelines were disseminated in September 2013 to our medical center's primary care clinics via in person and electronic education...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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