In the Journals

Dyssynergic defecation more common in OIC

October 10, 2019
Patients with chronic constipation who use opioids are more likely to have dyssynergic defecation and more severe symptoms of constipation than…

USC implements enhanced recovery after surgery program to reduce opioid prescriptions

October 10, 2019
Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California is changing its standards of pain management after surgery as part of an enhanced recovery…
In the Journals

Nearly one-third of Michigan SLE cohort used prescription opioids

October 9, 2019
During 2014 to 2015, nearly one-third of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in a Michigan-based cohort used prescription opioids, with about…
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Hypogonadism, hypocortisolism common in chronic opioid use

October 7, 2019
Hypogonadism occurs in more than half of men using opioids, and hypocortisolism occurs in approximately one-fifth of all patients, according to…
In the Journals

Prescription opioid use linked to higher mortality risk for patients with reduced kidney function

October 3, 2019
While prescription opioid use was associated with increased mortality and hospitalization risks for all patients regardless of kidney function…
FDA News

FDA, DEA clamp down on ‘rogue’ opioid website operators

September 30, 2019
The FDA announced that it and the Drug Enforcement Administration sent warning letters to four online networks that operate 10 websites for illegally…
Meeting News

Chronic opioid therapy before lumbar arthrodesis yielded poor outcomes

September 27, 2019
CHICAGO — Chronic opioid therapy prior to lumbar arthrodesis was associated with prolonged or continued postoperative use, as well as inferior…

Guidelines at Mayo Clinic decrease number of opioids prescribed

September 26, 2019
With its guidelines that restrict opioid prescriptions, Mayo Clinic has drastically reduced the number of opioids prescribed to patients who undergo…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Patients prescribed more opioids than needed after outpatient foot and ankle surgery

September 26, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Steven M. Raikin, MD, discussed a study that looked at opioid…
In the Journals

Prescription drug misuse during adolescence increases risk for substance abuse later

September 26, 2019
Researchers identified any high-frequency prescription drug misuse during the transition from adolescence to adulthood as a strong risk factor for…