Risk of respiratory depression with opioids and concomitant gabapentinoids

Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Cancer treatment can be a great source of anxiety and depression for patients. Patients who experience anxiety and depression may be treated with a variety of nonpharmacologic treatments, such as guided imagery. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to determine the effect of guided imagery on patients' anxiety, depression, and other selected side effects prompted by chemotherapy. METHODS: This pre- and postintervention assessment randomly selected patients with various types of cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy to listen to a guided imagery audio file for 20 minutes per d...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The prevalence of pain among patients undergoing radiation therapy (RT) is not well described. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and management of pain in patients undergoing RT. METHODS: 94 patients undergoing RT were surveyed at two time points during the course of their treatment. Patients reported on pain, fatigue, nausea, headache, and depressive symptoms, as well as on the use of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic or alternative methods for symptom management. FINDINGS: The mean severity of pain did not change significantly between the firs...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract New technologies have brought immeasurable benefits to medicine. They have also altered our patients' experiences and our role as providers in significant ways. To give you an example, my patient sessions often start with me madly clicking away in the electronic health record, trying to reconcile three duplicate instances of the same medication in the patient's chart. After that maze, a series of pop-up boxes flash alerts to query the patient about weight, smoking, depression, and pain. I am now clicking as fast as I can to preserve any remaining time in the 15-minute session to address the patient's canc...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
A 40-something man with Hx of treated HTN had chest " squeezing, " with SOB and diaphoresis, 10 hours prior to presentation. It lasted 5 minutes then resolved.  There was an exertional component.  Then, 1 hour before arrival, it recurred, again lasting 5 minutes.  His 3rd and last episode was worse, had radiation to both arms, and was 10/10.  911 was called and this prehospital ECG was recorded at time zero:Limb leads:Note the artifact that is simultaneously recorded in all limb leads.  This was mistaken by the treating physicians for ST depression initially.Precordial leads:Wha...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusions. This study identified the unique role of demographic and clinical variables in mental illness stigma among patients with schizophrenia. Nurses should consider these variables when implementing anti-stigma intervention programs. Impact Statement Both clinical and demographic variables are associated with perceived stigma toward mental illness among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. PMID: 31535959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Contemporary Nurse - Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the associations of comorbid opioid use disorders and psychiatric disorders with suicide attempts among veterans seeking pain care. METHODS: The cohort (N = 226 444) was selected by identifying pa...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
ConclusionFindings underline the importance of identifying and applying treatment options for both pain (especially interference) and depressive disorders to maintain HRQOL of NHR.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Source: Patient Preference and Adherence - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Patient Preference and Adherence Source Type: research
Chronic rhinosinusitis is a long-lasting medical condition, usually caused by infection or exposure to irritants, such as allergies, that affects one in seven American adults. Symptoms include nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, nasal drainage, loss of smell and taste, and facial pain and pressure. Some people with chronic rhinosinusitis also develop additional symptoms, such as asthma and nasal polyps, that are exacerbated by underlying allergies. A nasal polyp is a noncancerous tumor that grows from the lining of the nose or sinuses and affects the drainage system of the sinuses. While chronic rhinosinusitis is not a li...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Allergies Cold and Flu Drugs and Supplements Ear, nose, and throat Health Source Type: blogs
You shouldn ’t feel ashamed for feeling suicidal. Here’s how you can push back.I saw a news item a few months ago that troubled me.[1] At first, the item was in regard to a K-pop idol (Goo Hara) who my third oldest daughter and I enjoyed watching and listening to in the group, KARA. During KARA’s heyday, my daughter and I followed all their videos and song releases. It was fun —at least until she discovered a guy who had his own rock band. Then dad and K-pop were replaced with an electric guitar and a husband. Poor Daddy.Reading about anybody’s suicide attempt is heartbreaking, but Goo’s...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Family Goodreads Suicide Source Type: blogs
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