Beyond the Basics: How Should We Manage Acute Pain in Hospitalized Patients with OUD?
November 1, 2022
Case A 23-year-old male with opioid use disorder (OUD) with intravenous use is hospitalized with a fever and several weeks of back pain. He is diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...
Pediatric Pain Evaluation, Physiology, and Treatment
September 23, 2022
PHM Session: The Agony and the Ecstasy: Pain Assessment and Management in the Clinical Setting Presenter: David Casavant, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. Dr. David Casavant...
Treatment of acute pain in adults with sickle cell disease in an infusion center versus the emergency department resulted in faster treatment and fewer hospitalizations
February 3, 2022
Clinical question: Are outcomes better for sickle cell patients experiencing vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) when treated in an infusion center (IC) rather than an emergency department...
Short-acting opioids needed for withdrawal in U.S. hospitals, say experts
November 23, 2021
The short-acting drugs can complement methadone and buprenorphine to help patients get faster relief and help patients stay in the hospital to help with long-term management, say the authors of a new commentary.
U.S. overdose deaths hit an all-time high
November 18, 2021
Fentanyl and methamphetamine are contributing to rising numbers of fatalities, federal officials say.
FDA approves combo pill for severe, acute pain
October 19, 2021
Seglentis contains 56 mg of celecoxib and 44 mg of tramadol.
Post-op remote monitoring may help catch drug errors, ease pain
October 5, 2021
"Virtual care with RAM technologies that measured heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation, and body weight allowed for a large absolute difference in identifying the drug errors."
Opioid prescribing mapped: Alabama highest, New York lowest
October 4, 2021
The Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rate dropped in all 50 states from 2014 to 2019, but disparities remain.
Growing proportion of cardiac arrests in U.S. considered opioid related
September 10, 2021
Due to a steep rise, opioid-associated cardiac arrests have become a major public health issue.
‘Lopioid protocol’ – low-dose opioids – proposed for fracture surgery
September 3, 2021
“Managing narcotics postoperatively can be challenging due to the fact that many people come into these fractures with a history of narcotic use.”