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Length of Opioid Prescription, Number of Refills Spell Highest Risk for Misuse After Surgery

Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid. A ...
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Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records 'Nudged' Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets

Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine For patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets l...
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Postsurgical Prescriptions for Opioid Naive Patients and Association with Overdose and Misuse: Retrospective Cohort Study

Source: BMJ Abstract: Objective: To quantify the effects of varying opioid prescribing patterns after surgery on dependence, overdose, or abuse in an opioid naive population. Conclusions: Each refill and week of opioid p...
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Researchers Devise Decoy Molecule to Block Pain Where It Starts

Source: University of Texas Dallas For anyone who has accidentally injured themselves, Dr. Zachary Campbell not only sympathizes, he's developing new ways to blunt pain. Campbell's team took the approach of blocking the ...
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Rapid Turnover of Cortical NCAM1 Regulates Synaptic Reorganization after Peripheral Nerve Injury

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Intrathecal Morphine Microdose Method Sensory Changes

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Prescription Opioid Use and Satisfaction with Care among Adults with Musculoskeletal Conditions

[Source: Annals of Family Medicine] Abstract: Purpose: In the current payment paradigm, reimbursement is partially based on patient satisfaction scores. We sought to understand the relationship between prescription opioi...
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Power Transmission and Workload Balancing Policies in Ehealth Mobile Cloud Computing Scenarios: a Real IoT Ehealth Scenario for and Prediction of the Migraine Disease Is Shown

Source: Future Generation Computer Systems Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) holds big promises for healthcare, especially in proactive personal eHealth. Prediction of symptomatic crises in chronic diseases in the I...
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University of Michigan/Wayne State Chronic Pain Study

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Scientists Take a Big Step Toward Building a Better Opioid

Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine For the first time, scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid r...
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