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The widespread misuse of prescription pain medication, including opioids, has serious public health implications. Postoperative pain is a risk factor for persistent or chronic pain unless treated effectively. There are but a few studies that have assessed the use of opioid-containing drugs after gynecological surgery, most of these usually have a short follow-up period. The aim of this study was to identify risk-factors for long-term use of prescription opioid drugs following hysterectomy.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
Reports indicate that long-term opioid therapy is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Using VA electronic health record data, we measured the impact of opioid use on the incidence of modifia...
The opioid crisis is a well-known public health issue. The risk of new long-term opioid prescription-filling behavior has been investigated after certain spinal procedures and total knee and hip arthr...
An increase in opioid prescription has been observed in the Netherlands. It is vital to understand this increase and to identify risk factors for opioid prescription to ensure that health intervention...
The opioid epidemic continues to be a problem in the United States and prescription opioid overdose fatalities continue to rise. Chronic opioid use threatens military readiness and puts service member...
Despite the rising incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), data evaluating trends in maternal risk-factors associated with NAS are not available for recent years, a period characterized by de...
The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of delayed opioid cessation after surgery, where delayed opioid cessation is defined as patients taking opioids ≥90 days post-sur...
The long-term goal of this project is to promote responsible opioid prescribing, immediately improving patient safety and ultimately decreasing healthcare costs by reducing older adult mor...
The purposes of this study are to evaluate the validity and reproducibility of the POMAQ to identify opioid abuse and misuse behaviors among participants who have chronic pain which requir...
The purpose of this study is to prospectively follow a cohort of traumatically injured adolescents to 1) Identify patient-reported factors for sustained prescription opioid use, including ...
Background: The number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States has quadrupled in 15 years, a dramatic manifestation of the current opioid abuse epidemic. This rise parallels a sharp...
Drugs that cannot be sold legally without a prescription.
The transfer of prescription drugs from legal to illegal distribution and marketing networks.
A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of MORPHINE. It also has a depressant action on the cough center and may be given to control intractable cough associated with terminal lung cancer. Methadone is also used as part of the treatment of dependence on opioid drugs, although prolonged use of methadone itself may result in dependence. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1082-3)
One of the three major groups of endogenous opioid peptides. They are large peptides derived from the PRO-OPIOMELANOCORTIN precursor. The known members of this group are alpha-, beta-, and gamma-endorphin. The term endorphin is also sometimes used to refer to all opioid peptides, but the narrower sense is used here; OPIOID PEPTIDES is used for the broader group.
The continuous, long-term suppression of VIRAL LOAD, generally to undetectable levels, as the result of treatment with ANTIVIRAL AGENTS.
Clinical Approvals Clinical Trials Drug Approvals Drug Delivery Drug Discovery Generics Drugs Prescription Drugs In the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are dis...
Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...