Elephant tranquilizer to blame for at least 8 deaths
Carfentanil, a sedative for large animals, was the cause of at least eight overdose deaths in Hamilton County, Ohio, coroner Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco said Tuesday.
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Authors: Schatz AA, Oliver TK, Swarm RA, Paice JA, Darbari DS, Dowell D, Meghani SH, Winckworth-Prejsnar K, Bruera E, Plovnick RM, Richardson L, Vapiwala N, Wollins D, Hudis CA, Carlson RW Abstract Opioids are a critical component of pain relief strategies for the management of patients with cancer and sickle cell disease. The escalation of opioid addiction and overdose in the United States has led to increased scrutiny of opioid prescribing practices. Multiple reports have revealed that regulatory and coverage policies, intended to curb inappropriate opioid use, have created significant barriers for many patients....
CONCLUSION: We found that half of acute-care hospitals did not provide any hospital-based psychiatric care for patients with suicide attempts or self-harm. PMID: 32249268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Ferdowsali J, Ferdowsali K Abstract This case report explores the novel use of angiotensin II (Giapreza) for the treatment of vasodilation in the setting of a tricyclic overdose. The purpose of this case is to describe how the use of angiotensin II can improve hemodynamic parameters and result in a dose reduction of other catecholamine vasopressors in vasodilatory shock. The use of angiotensin II is new to clinical practice and has the potential to change outcomes for patients. PMID: 32251161 [PubMed - in process]
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This case report explores the novel use of angiotensin II (Giapreza) for the treatment of vasodilation in the setting of a tricyclic overdose. The purpose of this case is to describe how the use of angiotensin II can improve hemodynamic parameters and result in a dose reduction of other catecholamine vasopressors in vasodilatory shock. The use of angiotensin II is new to clinical practice and has the potential to change outcomes for patients.
Conclusion Although emergency department naloxone distribution programs are feasible in the acute care setting, it was critical for clinical nurse specialists to enlist an interdisciplinary team and engage executive leadership to ensure program success. For others considering such a program, early consideration should be given to determining financial support and evaluating the compliance and regulatory aspects of dispensing medications from emergency settings.
This study analyzed responses of 460 participants who answered all items on the questionnaire. Most respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they want to share information with pharmacists. All items had significant gap between patient expectation and perception (p
The opioid epidemic impacts both adolescents and adults, and overdose deaths continue to rise. Two medication treatments (buprenorphine and naltrexone) are effective for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) in office-based settings but are seldom prescribed to adolescents. The present study describes medication treatment for OUD and other care received by adolescents with OUD in a state at the center of the opioid epidemic.