Treatment of opioid use disorder with buprenorphine and methadone effective but underutilized
July 19, 2021
In clinical practice, what is the effectiveness of different treatment pathways for opioid use disorder?
Legalization of cannabis tied to drop in opioid-related ED visits
July 16, 2021
Nearly half of the U.S. population lives in a state that allows recreational cannabis use.
Record number of U.S. drug overdoses in 2020
July 14, 2021
The spikes are largely attributed to the rise in the use of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
Default EMR settings can influence opioid prescribing
July 6, 2021
Does changing the EMR default setting for opioid prescriptions change the quantity of opioids prescribed at discharge from the emergency department?
Profound brain changes found in patients who died of COVID-19
June 25, 2021
“The signature the virus leaves in the brain speaks of strong inflammation and disrupted brain circuits.”
Reversal agents curb DOAC-related bleeding but deaths still high
June 17, 2021
The meta-analysis of more than 4,000 patients also showed thrombotic events were more frequent with andexanet than with 4PCC or idarucizumab.
New AHA/ASA guideline on secondary stroke prevention
May 27, 2021
Identifying the cause of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack is key to developing strategies to prevent repeat events, the AHA/ASA says in an updated clinical practice guideline.
Large vessel stroke linked to AstraZeneca COVID vaccine
May 26, 2021
Three cases occurred in two women and one man in their 30s or 40s and involved blockages of the carotid and middle cerebral artery.
NSAIDs don’t make COVID-19 worse in hospitalized patients
May 11, 2021
In a British study, hospitalized patients didn’t fare worse if they’d taken NSAIDs regularly before admission.
Infective endocarditis from IV drug use tied to hemorrhagic stroke
April 27, 2021
The incidence of patients with IVDU-associated endocarditis increased 630% from 2014 to 2018.