medication

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Currently there are more than a dozen abuse deterrent formulations (ADF) on the market, and several formulations that have abuse deterrent properties but do not carry the official FDA designation. This session will highlight what constitutes an ADF, and the benefits, pitfalls, and drawbacks for...

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Emergency room clinicians at the Jacobs School of Medicine, University of Buffalo, are working to deploy an innovative approach to delivering medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. The Buffalo Medication Assisted Treatment & Emergency Referrals (MATTERS) program was...

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Individual patient characteristics should guide the treatment plan. One creates a post-surgical treatment plan that is personalized. So it’s patient-specific, patient-centered, patient-focused personalized care plan. We have a world of generic drugs. We have no generic patients. Each patient is...

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Chronic post-surgical pain is a significant problem because it results in decreased activities of daily living, reduced quality of life, and overutilization of medication and healthcare resources, so it’s very costly. The main cause is peripheral stimulation, because of course once a surgeon breaks...

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A study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery confirms the efficacy of complementary modalities including meditation and mindful breathing for chronic pain management, according to the authors. The pilot program was undertaken in response to the notation that some 70% of long-term opioid users...

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In a presentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2018, clinicians from Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital detailed a treatment protocol that avoids the use of opioids following colorectal surgery and that results in shorter hospital stays. Lead author Sophia Horattas, MD,...

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Pharmacogenetics provides an opportunity for individualized drug selection and dosing. The question remains whether or not the cost of testing and phenotype identification provides optimal outcomes for the patient and opportunities for providers to more precisely target therapy. Lab companies have...

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Pharmacogenetics is an emerging field and is defined as the variability in drug response due to genetics. Genetic differences can be divided into pharmacokinetic (what the body does to the drug) and pharmacodynamic (what the drug does to the body) biomarkers. Pharmacokinetic biomarkers include...

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Practitioners have been outspoken in describing how they feel a lack of confidence in their own abilities to use opioids, in who to use them, and how to use them. If you couple that with their lack of knowledge about the alternatives to opioids, you really have a situation that is bound to fail...

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Conclusions from a double-blind randomized clinical trial suggest that low-dose amitriptyline may be beneficial in the treatment of chronic low back pain. The study found that, although it did not significantly improve patients’ pain levels, use of the antidepressant did reduce disability, and...

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