Probability of Opioid Prescription Refilling After Surgery: Does Initial Prescription Dose Matter?

Conclusions: The probability of refilling prescription opioids after surgery was not correlated with initial prescription strength, suggesting surgeons could prescribe smaller prescriptions without influencing refill requests. Future research that examines the interplay between pain, substance abuse, and mental health could inform strategies to tailor opioid prescribing for patients.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured happiness jealousy self improvement digital detox etiquette pickthebrain politics social media success Source Type: blogs
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Jochen Son-Hing, Paul Tripi, Jason Ina, Connie Poe-Kochert, Christina Hardesty, George Thompson
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Sayf S.A. Faraj, Toon F.M. Boselie, Alba Vila-Casademunt, Marinus de Kleuver, Roderick M. Holewijn, Ibrahim Obeid, Emre Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Frank Kleinstück, Francisco S. Pérez-Grueso, Ferran Pellisé, European Spine Study GroupAbstractStudy DesignRetrospective study of prospectively collected data.ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between apical vertebral axial rotation and pretreatment patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL), disability, and pain in pa...
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsSpinal deformity is the most common musculoskeletal manifestation of NF1. Cervical lesions are frequently asymptomatic, but patients with thoracolumbar scoliosis, dystrophic features, or a history of laminectomy should have the cervical spine carefully evaluated. For severe and progressive kyphotic deformities, most authors recommend a period of traction followed by a combined anterior-posterior fusion that is instrumented from parallel to parallel vertebra (or six or more levels). Close follow-up is very important because complications and progression are frequent.
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study assessed changes in HRQOL prospectively and compared them to those occurring in AIS.Summary of Background DataThere has been limited evaluation of patient-reported HRQOL changes with operative management of SK.MethodsMedian SRS values for the SK and AIS cohorts were compared using a repeated measure of analysis of variance with age as a covariate and using a Mann-Whitney U nonparametric comparison.ResultsKyphosis was corrected from 73.9° to 45.8° (p
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Most patients with moderate psoriasis receiving apremilast had improved at 6-month follow-up. Safety and tolerability were consistent with the safety profile of apremilast. PMID: 30339049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 October 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Fatma Caylakli
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Health Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 October 2018Source: Neurobiology of StressAuthor(s): Gregory A. FonzoAbstractPost-traumatic stress manifests in disturbed affect and emotion, including exaggerated severity and frequency of negative valence emotions, e.g., fear, anxiety, anger, shame, and guilt. However, another core feature of common post-trauma psychopathologies, i.e. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression, is diminished positive affect, or reduced frequency and intensity of positive emotions and affective states such as happiness, joy, love, interest, and desire/capacity for interpersonal affilia...
Source: Neurobiology of Stress - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This article reviews this relationship and provides recommendations for management. Keywords: Insomnia, sleep disorder, psychiatric disorder, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder Insomnia affects 25 million people in the United States annually and leads to an estimated $100 billion health care burden. Insomnia has also been shown to be a causal factor in other medical and psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairments, accidents, absenteeism, and reduced quality of life.1 The cost of not treating insomnia is more than the cost of treating insomnia.2 Insomnia as a symptom is seen in up to one third of the Un...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review anxiety disorder depression insomnia psychiatric disorder psychosis schizophrenia sleep disorder Source Type: research
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