The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries-Challenges, Resources, and More

December 11, 2017 1:00-2:00pm ET.(American Library Association)
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β-Adrenergic blockade is an important mechanism for reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with hypertension and heart failure. Esmolol has been used widely for its chronotropic and antihypertensive effects. However, there has been recent inquiry regarding perioperative esmolol use and nociceptive modulation. Conventional postoperative analgesic treatment has relied primarily on opioids, which present their own adverse effects and pharmacoepidemiologic repercussions. Esmolol, to date, has not shown any direct analgesic or anesthetic properties; however, recent studies suggest that esmolol may have antinociceptiv...
Source: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND ACUTE PAIN: DARING DISCOURSE Source Type: research
Naltrexone is a proven treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), but its clinical usefulness, when taken orally, has been limited by poor adherence among patients, according to several studies. Astudy inAJP in Advance now suggests that patients with OUD may be twice as likely to stay in therapy if they receive monthly injections of extended-release naltrexone (XR-naltrexone) following opioid withdrawal compared with daily oral naltrexone.“These study findings have immediate clinical relevance for treatment of opioid use disorder at a time when an opioid epidemic continues unabated in the United States,” wrote Ma...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: extended-release naltrexone Maria Sullivan opioid use disorder opioid withdrawal OUD Source Type: research
For the clinicians working on the front lines of the obesity epidemic, FUJIFILM is releasing in the U.S. a new wide-bore CT scanner, which is available in either 64 or 128 slice configurations. The FCT Embrace can be used for radiology, as well as in...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Emergency Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on November 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST for the class Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. This class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. The National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health provide resources for both the general public and health professionals to learn about opioid abu...
Source: BHIC - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Substance Addiction and Misuse Webinars Source Type: blogs
BACKGROUND: Literature identifies older people who use opioids as a neglected population. Little is known about temporal changes, or about treatment demand among this population. METHODS: The EU Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI) for Ireland (1996-20...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
When I was a kid, grasshoppers were everywhere. I walked through a field every day to get to school and grasshoppers were everywhere, jumping back and forth across my path, frequently banging off my legs. At night in summer, the backyard was filled with fireflies that we’d chase and capture in jars to watch up close. And there were butterflies of many colors and varieties everywhere, flitting from flower to flower. Today, I don’t see any grasshoppers. In fact, I haven’t seen one in over 40 years. I saw one—just one—firefly this past summer in my backyard. And I can count the number of butterie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Agribusiness bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Background: The opioid crisis caused the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reschedule hydrocodone to schedule II from III. Other narcotics (i.e. codeine) were not reclassified, becoming the narcotic medications for many surgeons. We wanted to review how this rescheduling of hydrocodone influenced prescribing practices and Press Ganey scores. Methods: A retrospective review from April 6, 2014, to April 5, 2015, was conducted on all orthopaedic trauma patients at a level I trauma center. Patient charts were abstracted for the type and amount of narcotic prescribed. Press Ganey scores for the surgeons were collect...
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SPECIAL FOCUS: Trauma Source Type: research
Objective: Opioid overdose epidemic has continued to be on the rise in recent years. Our study is aimed to decreasing physician prescribed narcotics postoperatively after hysterectomy.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
To pay proper respect to the influenza of 100 years ago, get this year ’ s flu shot and make sure your children do, too.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news
An Associated Press analysis finds states are taking very different approaches to spending the first emergency money from Congress targeting the opioid epidemic
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
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