Opioid

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A FLUID DISCHARGE: LIQUID OPIOIDS AND OTHER RISK FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO EXCESSIVE OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A HOSPITAL MEDICINE SERVICE

Background: Recently enacted policies in multiple states have placed restrictions on opioid prescription days given the risk of development of chronic opioid therapy with prolonged opioid prescriptions. However, there are still patients who receive an [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:38+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A FLUID DISCHARGE: LIQUID OPIOIDS AND OTHER RISK FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO EXCESSIVE OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A HOSPITAL MEDICINE SERVICE

CHANGING HOSPITALISTS’ PRACTICE HABITS; THE EFFECT OF REAL-TIME INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK ON OPIOID PRESCRIBING

Background: Prescribing of opioid medications has been a hot button issue for at least a decade now. Hospitalists play a unique role as we are on the front lines of patient care and have to [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:17+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on CHANGING HOSPITALISTS’ PRACTICE HABITS; THE EFFECT OF REAL-TIME INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK ON OPIOID PRESCRIBING

REPLACING HEROIN USE WITH BUPRENORPHINE AND A NEW HEART VALVE

Case Presentation: A 34-year-old man with history of injection (IV) heroin misuse, anxiety, and homelessness presents with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. He was recently hospitalized with Methicillin-Sensitive Staph Aureus (MSSA) tricuspid valve (TV) endocarditis [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:36:08+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on REPLACING HEROIN USE WITH BUPRENORPHINE AND A NEW HEART VALVE

The use of Nalbuphine in the treatment of opioid-induced urinary retention

Case Presentation: Urinary retention affects 4.5% and 0.07% of hospitalized men and women, respectively (Verhamme et al, 2008). The causes vary widely; however, it may occur as a result of opioid use. Opioid-induced urinary retention [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:07:00+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on The use of Nalbuphine in the treatment of opioid-induced urinary retention