Tag: opioids

1. In a study of children with pneumonia or sinusitis, opioids and corticosteroids were inappropriately prescribed more frequently in the emergency department (ED) for both conditions compared to the ambulatory setting. 2. Overall, 1 in 16 children with pneumonia and 1 in 13 children with sinusitis were prescribed an opioid...
1. In a study of children with pneumonia or sinusitis, opioids and corticosteroids were inappropriately prescribed more frequently in the emergency department (ED) for both conditions compared to the ambulatory setting. 2. Overall, 1 in 16 children with pneumonia and 1 in 13 children with sinusitis were prescribed an opioid...
1. Cessation of opioid treatment was associated a period of increased risk of overdose or suicide, with a positive association between risk and length of treatment prior to stopping. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) In the past decade, significant efforts have been taken in North America to mitigate opioid prescription as a means...
Severe Lung Injury Associated With Use of e-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products - California, 2019 1. Study findings suggest that use of THC-containing products and vitamin E acetate to be associated with outbreak of use-associated lung injury in California Evidence Level: 3 (Average): Despite e-cigarette, or vaping usage increasing in popularity in North...
Strategies to amend clinician prescription patterns are of critical importance in addressing opioid abuse and opioid-related deaths across the United States. One potential approach involves targeting opioid-prescription practices in the perioperative period. However, little is known about the outcomes of patients who are prescribed opioids and other high-risk medications...
Effect of 1-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel vs 12-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy on Cardiovascular and Bleeding Events in Patients Receiving PCI: The STOPDAPT-2 Randomized Clinical Trial While dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the standard of care post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES), the optimal duration of...
1. Between 2005 and 2015, there was a small decrease in the rate of opioid prescriptions in emergency department (ED) visits to adolescents and young adults, and no change in the opioid prescribing rate in outpatient clinic visits. 2. Around half of ED visits for dental disorders, clavicle fractures, and...
1. The authors of this nested case control study observed that veterans who received opioid prescriptions through both, the Veterans Association (VA) and Medicare Part D were at a higher risk for fatal opioid overdose compared to veterans who only used one health care system for such prescriptions. 2. The...
1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis of patients with chronic non-cancer pain, though opioids showed small improvements in pain, physical functioning, and sleep quality, these differences did not meet minimally important standards and diminished with longer follow-up. 2. There was no difference in pain or physical functioning for opioids...
1. Even among healthy children using standard dosing, outpatient opioid prescriptions were associated with adverse events. 2. Older children were more likely to be prescribed outpatient opioids and to suffer adverse events related to their use. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The increasing opioid epidemic among adults is well-documented in...