Pain and addiction: Confronting my skepticism

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Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: Sharing Source Type: research

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Isagulyan E, Slavin K, Konovalov N, Dorochov E, Tomsky A, Dekopov A, Makashova E, Isagulyan D, Genov P Abstract Chronic severe pain results in a detrimental effect on the patient's quality of life. Such patients have to take a large number of medications, including opioids, often without satisfactory effect, sometimes leading to medication abuse and the pain worsening. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is one of the most effective technologies that, unlike other interventional pain treatment methods, achieves long-term results in patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain. The first described mode of SCS...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
Opiates are the traditional treatment for postoperative pain. Recognition that increased availability of opiates in the community is associated with increased addiction has led to efforts to decrease postoperative opiate distribution. However, there are concerns that without opiates, pain relief may be inadequate.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: New England Surgical Society Article Source Type: research
“Please call me. I need to share my personal experience with opioids. I want to contribute.” This line immediately caught my attention on opening my e-mail on a busy Monday morning. The writer was an established and successful medical professional from a regional health care facility and was awa re of my research involving the optimization of perioperative opioid prescribing. Although we had never met, his note was compelling and I wanted to hear his story. During a brief break from clinical duties in my pain medicine practice, I dialed his number.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Perspectives and controversies Source Type: research
  Cannabis, weed, marijuana, pot. It goes by several names, but we all know what it smells like. As weed becomes more mainstream, we on the Not Crazy podcast want to know: Is marijuana really an effective treatment for anxiety? Is it just a coping mechanism? Or a vice? In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie look at the research and weigh out the evidence. They also interview Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient who regularly uses marijuana as a medicine to see what she has to say. What’s your take? Tune in for an open-minded discussion about weed. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REV...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Medications Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
The opioid epidemic has had far reaching consequences for bariatric surgeons. We have had an awakening and have collectively realized that our sub-specialty has to do a better job at protecting our patients from this destructive addiction process. In a study of nine hospital systems in the US, 4.0% of patients who were not chronic opioid users prior to bariatric surgery converted to chronic use after surgery.1 Another similar study indicated that 77% of bariatric surgical patients who were on chronic pain medicines prior to surgery, not only remained on opioid therapy post surgically , but collectively increased their over...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The overprescribing of opioid pain relievers (OPR) has led to a significant increase in opioid addiction and overdose. A cornerstone of combating the opioid epidemic is the development of peri-operative evidence based guidelines to standardize OPR prescribing practices and of opioid sparing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols. ERAS has been found to reduce the volume of OPR prescribed while improving outcomes and overall patient satisfaction in adult gynecologic and multiple pediatric surgical specialties.
Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Firefighters are an understudied population that reports high rates of alcohol use and hazardous drinking. Pain, which is also commonly experienced by firefighters, may be associated with alcohol use and alcohol use motives, as research among the general population suggests that pain is associated with coping-oriented drinking. Pain-related anxiety, reflecting a tendency to respond to pain with anxiety or fear, may link pain to coping-oriented drinking among firefighters. Therefore, the current study examined the moderating role of pain-related anxiety on the association between pain intensity and alcohol...
Source: Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addict Behav Source Type: research
While some people who’ve become addicted to alcohol and drugs have to hit rock bottom before they’re ready to accept treatment, most realize or can be convinced of the need to get professional help long before such a calamitous event. As for the timing, knowing when you are ready for treatment, it’s different for everyone. It may help to know some of the common signs you’re ready to take the crucial next step.  You’ve Had Enough — And So Has Everyone Else The list of addictive behaviors is long and varied, including problem drinking and alcohol abuse that descends into alcohol use d...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Habits Substance Abuse Source Type: news
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Source: NIDCR Science News - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
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