Wiki Number: PW143
Diagnosis: Opioid Overdose
US Patients: 110,000 deaths + more with permanent brain damage (2017)
World Patients: 500,000 deaths, world wide
Brain Area: inadequate oxygen in the brain in the medulla and pons can lead to death or brain damage
Symptoms: Inability to breathe or decreased consciousness can kill.
Medications: Naloxone has reversed more than 25,000 overdoses by 2014.
Therapies: Used as directed, Lohr’s DVD and Download, “Calming My Pain!” avoidusing opioids for post-surgical or other causes of pain.
A Real Life Opioid Overdose
Youtube Video: Addressing Opioid Overdose in the Workplace
Amazon or Library Book: Opioids, Opiates, and Overdose
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Support Group: samhsa.gov; 800-662-4357
(U.S. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration)
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis
Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.
- Strategies for Reducing Opioid Deathsby Diane S Aschenbrenner on January 26, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration supports four strategies to decrease opioid deaths: supporting primary prevention; encouraging harm reduction; advancing development of evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders; and protecting the public from unapproved, diverted, or counterfeit drugs that present overdose risks.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidelines for opioid prescribing.
- Inpatient Low-dose Transitions From Full Agonist Opioids Including Methadone Onto Long-acting Depot Buprenorphine: Case Series From a Multicenter Clinical Trialby Nikhil Seval on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Inpatient low-dose buprenorphine transition from full agonist opioids including methadone onto LAB is feasible even in those with complex hospitalizations for concurrent infections and/or surgery. This strategy facilitates dosing of LAB before hospital discharge when risk of opioid relapse and overdose are significant.
- Immediate release fentanyl in general practices: Mostly off-label prescribingby Yvette M Weesie on January 25, 2023
CONCLUSION: IRFs are not prescribed frequently in Dutch general practices. However, when prescribed, a relatively large portion of patients received an off-label prescription.
- Examining the Primary Care Experience of Patients With Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Studyby Michael A Incze on January 25, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Patients reported many advantages to receiving primary care-based MOUD treatment. In particular, the flexibility and added support of team-based care along with the convenience of receiving addiction treatment alongside regular medical care were highly valued. These findings can be used to develop patient-centered initiatives aimed at expanding OUD treatment within primary care.