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Recognize an overdose, save a life

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. Recognizing the signs and knowing how to respond to medical emergencies, including carrying and administering naloxone in cases of opioid overdose, can save lives says the ASA.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Emergency Medicine, Pain, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse, Surgery,

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22-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Opioid Dependence Found to Permanently Change Brains of Rats

University of California San Diego Health

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, UC San Diego researchers found that opioid dependence produced permanent changes in the brains of rats.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Mental Health, Neuro, Pain, Psychology and Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), PNAS, Staff Picks,

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24-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to Have a Greater Role in National Response to Opioid Epidemic

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting the roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in terms of practice authority, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority, according to the 32nd Annual Legislative Update in the January issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Healthcare, Nursing, Pain, Patient Safety, Substance Abuse,

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24-Jan-2020 12:45 PM EST
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For Low Back Pain in Older Adults, Treatment Doesn’t Match Guidelines

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Many Medicare patients with new episodes of low back pain receive care inconsistent with current guidelines – including high use of opioids and advanced imaging tests, reports a study in the February issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: Aging, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pain, Patient Safety, All Journal News,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Medicinal cannabis may not ease sleep problems in the long run

BMJ

Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

Channels: Cancer, Marijuana, Pain, Public Health, Sleep, All Journal News,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
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Five ways to prevent back injury while shoveling snow

University of Chicago Medical Center

Orthopaedic surgeon and spine expert Srinivasu Kusuma, MD, from the University of Chicago Medicine Medical Group offers five easy tips to stay safe when shoveling snow.

Channels: Bone Health, Healthcare, Pain, Public Health,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Epidemic levels of chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to challenges of managing patients in pain

Epidemic levels of chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to challenges of managing patients in pain

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A series of seven articles in AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses on the challenges of safe, effective pain management in the ICU, including more Americans reporting daily chronic pain and the rapidly increasing prevalence of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder.

Channels: All Journal News, Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pain, Substance Abuse,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 9:50 AM EST
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Newswise: ‘Swiss Cheese’ Bones Could Be Cause of Unexplained Low Back Pain

‘Swiss Cheese’ Bones Could Be Cause of Unexplained Low Back Pain

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue.

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Healthcare, Pain, Surgery, Technology, Nature (journal),

Released:
14-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect low-glucose levels via ECG without fingerpick test

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect low-glucose levels via ECG without fingerpick test

University of Warwick

Tracking sugar in the blood is crucial for both healthy individuals and diabetic patients. Current methods to measure glucose requires needles and repeated fingerpicks over the day. Fingerpicks can often be painful, deterring patient compliance

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Pain, Technology, Scientific Reports,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 6:20 AM EST
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