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Opioid Overdoses & Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals

Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds
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The rate of deaths related to fentanyl overdoses in US cities increased 600 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis. The problem is particularly bad in East Coast cities.
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Publication date: Available online 18 August 2017 Source:Respiratory Medicine Case Reports Author(s): Takayuki Takeda, Hideki Itano, Mayumi Takeuchi, Yurika Nishimi, Masahiko Saitoh, Sorou Takeda The current standard-of-care treatment for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is concurrent chemoradiotherapy for local and systemic control. However, standard-of-care treatment strategies have not been established for those with limited-stage SCLC who have a history of thoracic radiotherapy due to concerns with complications associated with radiation overdose. A 37-year-old male developed an aspergilloma i...
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This is the patient’s eight admission over the course of two weeks. The patient is a heroin abuser and has bacteremia and endocarditis. Their heart valve is failing and they are in and out of congestive heart failure. Every day, dozens of medical professionals converge on the patient to give treatment and advice. And every day after hearing that advice, the patient leaves the hospital against medical advice and goes to use IV drugs. They wind up back in the hospital out of fear or panic, or they are brought back in after overdosing by the police. The cycle continues. In this common daily scenario, it is very easy as ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Cardiology Hospital-Based Medicine Infectious Disease Primary Care Source Type: blogs
Sep 11, 2017. Washington County Public Library, Abingdon, VA. Sponsored by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son
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Police and rescue crews say drivers overdosing on heroin and other drugs are driving up the number of car crashes
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Opioid prescription is as deeply entrenched in the rituals of surgery as the act of donning gown and gloves. The ability to perform surgical interventions has always depended on the availability of analgesia and opioids have long represented an indispensable component of care. Currently, a spotlight illuminates a national epidemic of opioid misuse, with soaring rates of dependence, chronic use and overdose related to prescribed and illicit formulations. Indeed, it is estimated that in 2015, 11.5 million Americans (4.5%) misused opioids and that 1.9 million (0.8%) had a use disorder.
Source: The Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
By the Editors Drug overdose deaths among adolescents are climbing again, suggests new CDC data.From 1999 to …
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America's opioid epidemic is killing its teens.
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