Commentary - Building the evidence base for sustained public health response to the opioid epidemic in Canada.

Commentary - Building the evidence base for sustained public health response to the opioid epidemic in Canada. Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can. 2018 Jun;38(6):221-222 Authors: Tam T PMID: 29911817 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can Source Type: research

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Authors: Lee SH, Jung HJ, Hong SB, Choi JI, Ryu JS Abstract In Pleurotus sp., green mold, which is considered a major epidemic, is caused by several Trichoderma species. To develop a rapid molecular marker specific for Trichoderma spp. that potentially cause green mold, eleven Trichoderma species were collected from mushroom farms and the Korean Agricultural Culture Collection (KACC). A dominant fungal isolate from a green mold-infected substrate was identified as Trichoderma pleuroticola based on the sequences of its internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and translation elongation factor 1-α (tef1) genes. In art...
Source: Mycobiology - Category: Biology Tags: Mycobiology Source Type: research
If you ask health care providers about the most challenging condition to treat, chronic pain is mentioned frequently. By its nature, chronic pain is a complex and multidimensional experience. Pain perception is affected by our unique biology, our mood, our social environment, and past experiences. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, you already know the heavy burden. People are looking for novel, nonaddictive ways to treat pain Given the ongoing challenges of chronic pain management coupled with the consequences of the opioid epidemic, pain management practitioners and their patients are searching for eff...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Marijuana Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Publication date: August 2020Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 33, Issue 8Author(s): Cheng Xi SUN, Bin HE, Di MU, Pei Long LI, Hong Ting ZHAO, Zhi Li LI, Mu Li ZHANG, Lu Zhao FENG, Jian Dong ZHENG, Ying CHENG, Ying CUI, Zhong Jie LI
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a safe and effective preventive intervention that could play a central role in ending the HIV epidemic. However, low uptake in general, and among certain social groups in particular, underscores the need to identify and address barriers to PrEP use. PrEP stigma has emerged as a key factor interfering with PrEP interest, uptake, and continuation. The purpose of this article is to describe and contextualize PrEP stigma and to offer recommendations on how to address it in future PrEP implementation initiatives.Recent FindingsPrEP users are commonly stereotyped as...
Source: Current HIV/AIDS Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn December 2019, outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infected pneumonia patients were discovered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. With the spread of the epidemic, new cases have been found in other regions of China and abroad. This review summarizes the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission pathways, high-risk factors, diagnostic points, pathogenesis, and therapeutic drugs to provide the prevention and treatment theories for COVID-19.Recent FindingsCOVID-19 is highly contagious and is transmitted mainly through the respiratory tract. Mo...
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This article highlights the pathogenesis of kidney stones, the risk factors for their formation, and common complications. The article concludes with management guidelines for nephrolithiasis and when primary care physicians should refer patients to nephrology or urology. In light of the current opioid epidemic, salient points for nonopioid treatment as initial treatment of nephrolithiasis likewise are discussed.
Source: Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Michael F. CannonNurses have been on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic as they have been for every public health crisis from the Spanish influenza to the AIDS epidemic. Yet state governments have made it harder for nurses to help victims of this and other diseases.In 2004, California enacted a law that restricts the ability of hospitals to assign nurses to where patients need them, which increases the cost of care. In that year, California became the first state to mandate inpatient facilities adhere to predeterminednurse ‐​to‐​patient ratios. The law restricts the number of patients each nurse can ...
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Data from an emergency department in Richmond suggests that the number of nonfatal opioid-related overdoses may have risen during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among people who are Black. Thefindings were published inJAMA.Taylor A. Ochalek, Ph.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and colleagues compared the number of nonfatal opioid overdoses recorded in electronic medical records from VCU ’s Emergency Department from March to June 2019 with those that occurred from March to June 2020—the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. They found nonfatal opioid overdoses incre...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: black COVID-19 emergency department JAMA nonfatal overdose opioid pandemic Source Type: research
Background The opioid epidemic is a major public health crisis in the U.S. Contemporary data on opioid use disorder (OUD) related hospitalizations are needed. Our objective was to assess whether OUD hospitalizations and associated mortality are increasi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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