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Article ID: 699217

Could Vitamin B3 Treat Acute Kidney Injury?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A multidisciplinary research team led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has determined that vitamin B3 has the potential to prevent acute kidney injury. Published in Nature Medicine, the findings bring clinicians one step closer to an accessible and safe therapy for patients who may be at risk.

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Blood Management Program Safely Reduces Transfusions in Orthopedic Patients

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

A patient blood management program designed to limit the amount of transfused blood orthopedic patients undergoing common surgeries such as hip and knee replacement receive was associated with fewer transfusions, reduced blood use and improved outcomes, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology.

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Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

North Carolina State University

A drug policy researcher is proposing changes to the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs European drug policies. The changes focus on addressing use and abuse separately, collecting input from a broader range of stakeholders, and targeting substance-specific experts for drug review panels.

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Helping surgical patients taper off opioids safely and successfully

University Health Network (UHN)

A unique pain program is helping complex surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively, while offering alternative ways to cope with their pain and improve how they function.

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Article ID: 698178

New Drug Could Prevent Debilitating Side Effect of Cancer Treatment

American Chemical Society (ACS)

About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a painful and debilitating side effect called severe oral mucositis (SOM).

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Researcher Develops New Contaminant Detection Technique for Blood Thinner Heparin

University of Rhode Island

In 2008, a contaminant eluded the quality safeguards in the pharmaceutical industry and infiltrated a large portion of the supply of the popular blood thinner heparin, sickening hundreds and killing about 100 in the U.S.

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Pharmacy and Health Partners Announce ONE Rx Program to Help Prevent Opioid Misuse

North Dakota State University

A new opioid misuse prevention program called ONE Rx was announced by pharmacy and health care partners in North Dakota. This continuing education program for pharmacists at community pharmacies moves opioid misuse and overdose prevention to the initial patient encounter, increasing awareness when patients first fill an opioid prescription.

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Better Access to Quality Cancer Care May Reduce Rural and Urban Disparities

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

When enrolled in a cancer clinical trial, the differences in survival rates between rural and urban patients are significantly reduced, SWOG study results show.

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