Better post-surgical coordination among doctors may curb opioid abuse

Surgeons and physicians need to better coordination on pain-relieving opioid drugs after surgery to prevent patients from becoming addicted to the drugs.
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Current guidelines for addressing opioid cessation in the context of chronic pain management recommend that opioids be discontinued if the risks outweigh the benefits. However, few studies have focused on understanding opioid cessation from the perspective of individuals with chronic pain. This mixed-method study included 49 former opioid users with chronic pain and used quantitative survey data and qualitative focus group data to identify themes pertaining to former opioid user's experience before, during, and after opioid cessation. Participants described several reasons for wanting to stop opioids including lack of effi...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Silvia Pregnolato1*, Elavazhagan Chakkarapani1, Anthony R. Isles2 and Karen Luyt1 1Department of Neonatal Neurology, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom 2Behavioural Genetics Group, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of child death worldwide and a top global health priority. Among the survivors, the risk of life-long disabilities is high, including cerebral palsy and impairment of movement, cognition, and behavior. U...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Opioid pain killers taken postoperatively are a common way for people to get on the road to becoming drug addicts. Targeted solutions that avoid exposing patients to opioids in the first place may do a great deal to avoid the onset of drug dependency...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Orthopedic Surgery Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Jennifer Alba sifts through the boxes of photographs and documents. It's a collection of what once was, and what her life has become. A mother sorting through pain.
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(University of Arizona Health Sciences) April 24, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona: World-renowned neurobiologists and leaders in chemistry will discuss the brain circuits underlying acute and chronic pain, reward, motivation and addiction, as well as the development of chemical probes as potential novel therapies. The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- Tucson Department of Pharmacology and Interim Dean Irving Kron, M.D.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: PeptidesAuthor(s): Victor J. HrubyAbstractThe current opioid crisis has created a tragic problem in medicine and society. Pain is the most ubiquitous and costly disease in society and yet all of our “treatments” have toxicities, especially for prolonged use. However, there are several alternatives that have been discovered in the past fifteen years that have been demonstrated in animals to have none of the toxicities of current drugs. Many of the compounds are multivalent and have novel biological activity profiles. Unfortunately, none of these have been i...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
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Photo by©iStock.com/dptulk As health care providers lower opioid doses for pain patients to minimize the risk of addiction; increase doses to manage worsening pain; or re-start dosing after a period of time without opioid pain relievers, patients could be getting confused about safe...
Source: NIDA News - Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Pain Medication, Prescription Drugs, Researchers Source Type: news
Last year I posted about Duh Sawx while they were steamrolling their way to the MLB championship. I reflected on the whole concept of fan loyalty and the seemingly irrational but culturally universal way that people live vicariously through their sports heroes. This year, mysteriously, despite bringing back pretty much the same team that flattened the competition last year, they are an abomination. I mean totally unwatchable. Can't hit, can't pitch, they stand around in the outfield watching balls bounce over the fence, they're listless and boneheaded.There is a lot of psychology in sports. You'll notice that the most expe...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Dozens of Medical Professionals Charged With Illegally Prescribing Opioids Federal prosecutors have charged 60 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals with illegally prescribing more than 32 million powerful and addictive pain pills. www.wsj.com I wish I had more details about the pharmacists charged. I guess that isn’t as interesting as the prostitution doctor or the... Dozens charged in opioid case
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