Opioid Overdose: Causes, Signs, and What to Do

Opioid Overdose: Signs, Symptoms, and What to Do Any individual who uses opioids runs the risk of overdosing. Overdoses can be fatal. In fact, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids every day. This makes it important to know what causes an opioid overdose, the signs that an opioid overdose is occurring, and what to do in the event of an opioid overdose. Opioid Overdose Causes In 2017, the CDC reported that more than 15,000 individuals died from drug overdoses involving heroin in the United States. That’s almost 5 deaths for every 100,000 Americans. However, there are some people who may be more susceptible to opioid overdose than others. This can include: Adults between the ages of 25 and 54 years old Individuals taking higher doses than prescribed of prescription opioids Individuals who inject opioids Using opioids while also having certain medical conditions such as HIV, liver or lung disease Individuals who suffer from mental health conditions such as depression or PTSD Combining opioids with other substances Individuals who have had at least one non-fatal overdose already Nonfatal Overdoses All opioid overdoses run the risk of becoming fatal, especially if left untreated. However, nonfatal overdoses are several times more common – a 2017 study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that about 45 percent of drug users will experience nonfatal overdose and about 70 percent will witness drug overdose (both no...
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CONCLUSION: Extensive research have been carried out on various process for preparing Bortezomib and composition thereof. This type of dynamic research will clear the path for many generic players in the United States which lead in reduction of price of the composition and thereby enhancing global health care at cheaper prices. PMID: 32234004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate if posturography can be considered a recurrent fall predictor in elderly individuals. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. A total of 124 subjects aged 60 to 88 years were evaluated and divided into two groups — the recurrent fallers (89) and single fallers (35) groups. Patients ’ sociodemographic characteristics were assessed, and clinical testing was performed. The functional test assessment instruments used were timed up and go test (TUGT), Berg Balance Scale (BBS), five times sit-to-stand test, and Falls Efficacy Scale (to measure fear of falling). Static posturography was...
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The ability to rapidly identify, propagate, and internationally share our SARS-CoV-2 isolate is an important step in collaborative scientific efforts to deal effectively with this international public health emergency by developing better diagnostic procedures, vaccine candidates, and antiviral agents. PMID: 32237278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Critics say that the plan may not go to hospitals in the states hit the hardest so far and that it fails to address the problems of uninsured people more generally.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (2020) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Source Type: news
Authors: Mason TM, Tofthagen CS, Buck HG Abstract Complicated grief (CG) poses significant physical, psychological, and economic risks to bereaved family caregivers. An integrative review of the literature published 2009-2018 on CG associated with caregiving was performed using PubMed, PsychINFO, and Web of Science. The search returned 1428 articles, of which 32 were included in the review. Sixteen studies described risk and protective factors and 16 described interventions for CG. Caregiver-related risk factors included fewer years of education, depression, anxiety, poor physical health, and maladaptive dependency...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research
Authors: Singh S, Melnik R Abstract Percutaneous thermal ablation has proven to be an effective modality for treating both benign and malignant tumours in various tissues. Among these modalities, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most promising and widely adopted approach that has been extensively studied in the past decades. Microwave ablation (MWA) is a newly emerging modality that is gaining rapid momentum due to its capability of inducing rapid heating and attaining larger ablation volumes, and its lesser susceptibility to the heat sink effects as compared to RFA. Although the goal of both these therapies is...
Source: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine - Category: Physics Tags: Electromagn Biol Med Source Type: research
A consistent increase in the intensity and length of allergy season in regions of the United States signals a difficult season in 2020, at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic affects communities.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news
This study compared health care use and costs among patients with treatment-resistant versus treatment-responsive depression across Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial payers. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted by using Truven Health Analytics' commercial (2006-2017; N=111,544), Medicaid (2007-2017; N=24,036), and Medicare supplemental (2006-2017; N=8,889) claims databases. Participants were adults with major depressive disorder who had received one or more antidepressant treatments. Treatment resistance was defined as failure of two or more antidepressant treatments of adequate dose and duration. Annua...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study contributes to evidence about the intersection of social factors and health outcomes and discusses health care engagement, stigma, and policy drivers of racial-ethnic disparities. The study is the first to identify disparities in rates and types of depression treatment among racial-ethnic subgroups of Medicaid beneficiaries in a nationally representative sample. PMID: 32237981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
Authors: Goodman M PMID: 32233769 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
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