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Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
The star rating system for hospitals of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pools all hospitals together and awards each institution one to five stars for quality, despite variation a...
Almost a third of opioid overdose deaths also involve benzodiazepines, but few representative studies have examined misuse of benzodiazepines and other tranquilizers by adults who misuse opioids. This...
As a risk factor for addiction, heroin use, and overdose, the misuse of prescription opioids represents a critical public health challenge. While public attention has primarily centered on opioid misu...
Prescription opioid (PO) misuse is increasing and is associated with overdose. Individuals who experienced a recent sexual assault are at risk for increased substance use, yet limited interventions ta...
Prescription drug misuse is most prevalent during young adulthood (ages 18-25 years). We aimed to identify prescription drug misuse trajectories for three drug classes (opioids, stimulants, and sedati...
Does monthly adherence monitoring and education by a pharmacy resident impact Kroger star ratings, compared to the current standard?
To compare the effectiveness of 3 strategies to inform patients of their risks associated with misuse of opioid prescriptions after treatment in the ED from renal colic or musculoskeletal ...
Opioid medication misuse and overdose have reached epidemic proportions in the US. Community pharmacy is a potentially valuable resource for addressing opioid medication misuse. This study...
The project focuses on investigating problematic medication use, especially overuse of potentially addictive drugs among the elderly. The investigators aim firstly to develop and validate...
The study will include a single ascending dose approach to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic properties of STAR-101 after a single oral administration in healthy parti...
A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system - the largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes (from "star" cells) are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including those with "end feet" which form the glial (limiting) membrane and directly and indirectly contribute to the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, and "reactive astrocytes" (along with MICROGLIA) respond to injury.
Standardized terms used in the nursing field (e.g., NURSING INFORMATICS).
Measure of the burden of disease using the disability-adjusted-life-year (DALY). This time-based measure combines years of life lost due to premature mortality and years of life lost due to time lived in states of less than full health. The metric was developed to assess the burden of disease consistently across diseases, risk factors and regions.
Reduction of high-risk choices and adoption of low-risk quantity and frequency alternatives.
Ratings that express in numerical values the degree of impairment or abnormality in the function of specific organs.