PodMed – Week of April 3, 2017

This week’s topics include a single novel prosthesis report, the benefits of knee replacement, resorbable stents, and health policy on opioid prescription and treatment for addiction. Program notes: 0:32 Stents that are bioresorbable 1:32 Typical metallic stent versus bioabsorbable 2:29 Not good for smaller arteries 2:45 Total knee replacement benefits 3:45 Underwent a knee replacement […]
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When someone has an addiction to Vicodin and is ready to become sober, there are many questions that may arise. These can include: Where should I go for treatment? How much will it cost? How long will treatment take? What is Vicodin withdrawal like? Since there are many unknowns when it comes to getting treatment for addiction, it is very important to do research and find out as much as you can. This way, you will feel more prepared when you enter treatment and will be able to become much more comfortable throughout the process. This includes knowing what to expect when you are detoxing from Vicodin and what it might feel...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewKratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an herb with no current indication for medical use with potentially addictive properties, yet it is being used in the management of pain, depression, and anxiety. The agent ’s pharmacology lends itself for concern regarding recreational misuse (Drugs of Abuse,2017).Recent FindingsKratom ’s increasing popularity for use in the USA is reflected by National Poison Data System data that in 2011 there were 13 cases reported to poison control centers while in 2017 there were 682 calls in response to kratom exposure (Kratom exposure in the US linked to serious me...
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According to Healthline, Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can be used short term or long term, depending on your condition. It is an opioid oral tablet and is better known by its other generic brand names, including Oxaydo, Roxicodone, Roxybond, and OxyContin. It is available in five forms, and since it is an opioid medication, it can be very easy to form an Oxycodone addiction. If you feel as if you may be forming an addiction to Oxycodone, make sure you are aware of the signs, symptoms and when it’s time to get help. Oxycodone Addiction Warning Signs Oxycodone can be a very helpful tool for m...
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Are you always in control and always perfectly put together? Are you professionally successful, a great friend, and always showing a happy face to the world?  But what about on the inside? Is there something in the background or in the past that you don’t talk about?  Do you feel disconnected, like no one knows the “real” you? Deep down do you just know something is wrong? Well, you might have “perfectly hidden depression.” Today Gabe speaks with Dr. Margaret Rutherford who has done extensive work on the relationship between perfectionism and depression.  Dr. Rutherford tells u...
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by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)A Series of Observations on Opioids By a Palliative Doc Who Prescribes A Lot of Opioids But Also Has Questions.This is the 5th post in a series about opioids, with a focus on how my thinking about opioids has changed over the years. See also:Part 1 – Introduction, General Disclaimers, Hand-Wringing, and a Hand-Crafted Graph.Part 2 – We Were Wrong 20 years Ago, Our Current Response to the Opioid Crisis is Wrong, But We Should Still Be Helping Most of our Long-Term Patients Reduce Their Opioid DosesPart 3 – Opioids Have Ceiling Effects, High-Doses are Rarely Therapeutic, and Ano...
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In Tiny Doses, An Addiction Medication Moonlights As A Treatment For Chronic Pain Naltrexone, commonly used for opioid and alcohol use disorders, may also help patients with chronic pain — when prescribed in microdoses. But few doctors or patients seem to know about it. www.npr.org "Those patients may report that this is indeed a game changer," Vrooman says. "It... NPR: Low Dose Naltrexone Can Help Some with Chronic Pain
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Lori Pinkley, a 50-year-old from Kansas City, Mo., has struggled with puzzling chronic pain since she was 15.She's had endless disappointing visits with doctors. Some said they couldn't help her. Others diagnosed her with everything from fibromyalgia to lipedema to the rare Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.Pinkley has taken opioids a few times after surgeries but says they never helped her underlying pain."I hate opioids with a passion," Pinkley says."An absolute passion."Recently, she joined a growing group of patients using an outside-the-box remedy: naltrexone. It is usually used to treat addiction, in...
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AbstractGlobally, chronic pain is a major therapeutic challenge and affects more than 15% of the population. As patients with painful terminal diseases may face unbearable pain, there is a need for more potent analgesics. Although opioid-based therapeutic agents received attention to manage severe pain, their adverse drug effects and mortality rate associated with opioids overdose are the major concerns. Evidences from clinical trials showed therapeutic benefits of cannabis, especially delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinoids reduced neuropathic pain intensity in various conditions. Also, there are reports on using co...
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While Suboxone can be a helpful tool for many, it is important to also understand its addictive nature. Because it is an opioid, wondering if you can form an addiction to Suboxone can be answered simply: Yes. Although the rates of addiction are much smaller than those of other opioids, it is still important to take their addictive properties seriously and get help if you start to notice the signs and symptoms of addiction to Suboxone. What is Suboxone? According to their own website, Suboxone is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are depe...
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