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Stimulant use disorder captures a range of problems associated with the use of a wide variety of stimulant drugs, including meth, cocaine, and amphetamines, but not including caffeine or nicotine.
Wiki Number: 51-Stimulant-Related Disorders
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- Differences in outpatient, emergency, and inpatient use among pregnant women with a substance-related diagnosisby Natasia S Courchesne-Krak on January 6, 2022
CONCLUSION: Women with a substance-related diagnosis during the antepartum period who delivered a single live birth or stillbirth at ≥20 weeks of gestation were experiencing fewer outpatient visits, more emergency department visits, and more inpatient days than women without a substance-related diagnosis. The type of substance-related diagnosis (eg, alcohol, opioids, stimulants, or nicotine) was associated with different patterns of healthcare use. The results from this study have reinforced the...
- Patient characteristics and treatment utilization in fatal stimulant-involved overdoses in the United States Veterans Health Administrationby Lara N Coughlin on October 14, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: The rate of deaths among US Veterans from stimulant-related overdose was three times higher in 2018 than 2012. Key differences in characteristics of patients across overdose toxicology profiles, such as geographic location and health-care use, point to distinct treatment needs based on stimulant use type.
- Neonatal Outcomes of Infants Born to Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorders: A Multilevel Analysis of Linked Databy Helen T Oni on August 9, 2021
CONCLUSION: Results demonstrate that substance use disorders in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of adverse neonatal outcomes. Early identification of substance use disorders through screening and adherence to pharmacotherapy and other psychosocial interventions could improve neonatal outcomes.
- Areas of Interest and Attitudes towards the Pharmacological Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Thematic and Quantitative Analysis Using Twitterby Miguel Angel Alvarez-Mon on July 2, 2021
We focused on tweets containing hashtags related to ADHD pharmacotherapy between 20 September and 31 October 2019. Tweets were classified as to whether they described medical issues or not. Tweets with medical content were classified according to the topic they referred to: side effects, efficacy, or adherence. Furthermore, we classified any links included within a tweet as either scientific or non-scientific. We created a dataset of 6568 tweets: 4949 (75.4%) related to stimulants, 605 (9.2%) to...