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Smoking increases risk for frailty in elderly patients

September 22, 2017

Compared with nonsmokers, smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty, according to 4-year data recently published in Age and Ageing.

“Smoking is the single most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality,” Gotaro Kojima, MD, of the department of primary care and population health at the University College London, and colleagues wrote. Despite this, they added, “The evidence on independent associations between smoking in later life and incident frailty is scarce.”

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Expert addresses top clinical challenges in substance use disorder treatment

September 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — In a session here, Thomas R. Kosten, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, discussed top clinical challenges in…
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New persistent opioid use after surgery common among adolescents

September 15, 2017
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Two studies show promising results for NKTR-181

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Patients receiving the opioid analgesic NKTR-181 had reduced back pain and exhibited low rates of opioid withdrawal, compared their counterparts who took a placebo…
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