NIH Unveils New Opioid Research Plans

(MedPage Today) -- HEAL initiative seeks to combat addiction, improve pain management
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AbstractCancer pain is a common symptom experienced by patients, caused either by the disease or its treatment. Morphine remains the most effective and recommended treatment for cancer pain. However, cancer patients still do not receive appropriate management for their pain, and under-treatment is common. Lack of knowledge and negative attitudes towards cancer pain and analgesia among professionals, patients and family caregivers are reported as one of the most common barriers to effective cancer pain management (CPM). To systematically review research on the nature and impact of attitudes and knowledge towards CPM, a syst...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
May 22, 2019. . Sponsored by Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (HHS Region 8), University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine&Health Sciences
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(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Northeast Ohio Medical University was recently awarded a $500,000 grant by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to work with the other Ohio medical schools to develop a common medical school curriculum on pain management and opioid use disorder treatment. Case Western Reserve University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Toledo and Wright State University are named as sub-awardees.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
You're reading Options to Opioids: How to Manage Chronic Pain Without Prescribing Pain-Killers, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. While there is considerable debate as to how much blame doctors should be assigned for the ongoing opioid crisis, there is little doubt they can do something to curtail it -- that instead of prescribing drugs that have been found to be highly addictive they can resort to alternate forms of pain management. Doctors’ prescription of powerful painkillers like OxyContin is frequ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: health and fitness addiction health and wellness opioids self improvement Source Type: blogs
Our community had one of “those” providers — a midlevel who was the local pain person. If you had pain, go to her. She would write you for anything you could want and more. It’s unclear if she was unscrupulous or just inept. But last year, the DEA finally figured out what she was doing […]Find jobs at  Careers by  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Pain Management Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Opioid medications are an important tool in the management of pain and have been used in clinical practice for centuries. However, due to the highly addictive nature of this class of medications coupled with the life-threatening side effect of respiratory depression, opioid misuse has become a significant public health crisis worldwide. Children and adolescents are at risk for opioid misuse, and early detection is imperative to facilitate treatment and improve outcomes. This review will address the current state of opioid misuse and treatment in children and adolescents in the United States.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Special Topic Series on Opioid Therapeutics and Concerns in Pediatrics Source Type: research
Management of acute pain in children is fundamental to our practice. Its myriad benefits include reduced suffering, improved patient satisfaction, more rapid recovery, and a reduced risk of developing postsurgical chronic pain. Although a multimodal analgesic approach is now routinely used, informed and judicious use of opioid receptor agonists remains crucial in this treatment paradigm, as long as the benefits and risks are fully understood. Further, an ongoing public health response to the current opioid crisis is required to help prevent new cases of opioid addiction, identify opioid-addicted individuals, and ensure acc...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Special Topic Series on Opioid Therapeutics and Concerns in Pediatrics Source Type: research
For many years, health care providers like me were told that we were undertreating pain and that pain was a vital sign that needed to be measured. Concurrently, we were reassured that opioids were a safe and effective way to treat pain, with very little potential for development of abuse. As a result, opioid prescriptions in the United States skyrocketed. A common way to compare opioids is to calculate their strength relative to morphine, called morphine milligram equivalents, or MMEs. In 1992, our country dispensed 25 billion MMEs of prescription opioids; by 2011, that number had reached 242 billion. Meanwhile, opioid-rel...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Risks and Prevention Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: SCD care is influenced by many factors. Our results illuminate the need for increased use of the NHLBI SCD recommendations, individualized pain protocols, and use of electronic medical records and other care-interventions, specifically geared towards improving provider knowledge and mitigating provider bias. PMID: 31063506 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: PLoS One Source Type: research
Conclusion: With approximately 100 million people suffering from both chronic and acute pain in the United States (US) in 2016, opiates will continue to remain a prominent class of medication in healthcare facilities and homes across the US. Over 66% of total overdose episodes in 2016 were opioid-related, a figure that attests to the severity and wide-spread nature of this issue. A three-point approach accentuating the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of both those currently affected and at-risk in the future may be the comprehensive solution.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
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