Higher Opioid Doses Predict Poorer Functional Outcome in Patients with Chronic Disabling Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Comments on Torricelli et al.: Regenerative medicine for the treatment of musculoskeletal overuse injuries in competition horses. Carmona, Jorge; López, Catalina // International Orthopaedics;Nov2011, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p1745
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Regenerative Medicine for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Overuse Injuries in Competition Horses," by P. Torricelli et al. in a previous issue.
- A mu opioid receptor gene polymorphism (A118G) and naltrexone treatment response in adherent Korean alcohol-dependent patients. Kim, Sung-Gon; Kim, Cheol-Min; Choi, Sam-Wook; Jae, Young-Myo; Lee, Hae-Gook; Son, Bong-Ki; Kim, Jeong-Gee; Choi, Young-Sung; Kim, Han-Oh; Kim, Seong-Yeon; Oslin, David // Psychopharmacology;Jan2009, Vol. 201 Issue 4, p611
Previous studies have demonstrated an association between genetic polymorphisms of the Î¼ opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) and response to naltrexone treatment. The Asp40 variant genotype previously shown to be associated with naltrexone treatment response is known to be relatively common among...
- Effectiveness of two opioid antagonists in treating opioid-induced constipation. Healey, Richard // British Journal of Nursing;9/10/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 16, p998
Aim: This literature review reports the effectiveness of two peripheral opioid antagonists to relieve constipation caused by prolonged use of opioids, primarily in patients with advanced cancer. Background: Opioid-induced constipation can cause great discomfort to patients who use opioids for...
- Cohort study finds nine times increased overdose risk (fatal plus non-fatal) in patients receiving 100 mg/day for 90 days compared with 1-20 mg/day opioids for chronic non-cancer pain, but wide CI and possibility of unmeasured confounders. Simon Hochman, Joel; Pergolizzi, Joe // Evidence Based Nursing;Apr2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, following p55
The article discusses research which was reported in the article "Opioid Prescriptions for Chronic Pain and Overdose: A Cohort Study" by K. M. Dunn et al. and was published in a 2010 issue of the "Annals of Internal Medicine". The research found that patients who received 100 milligrams of...
- Clinical digest. Trial proves apremilast is effective long-term treatment for psoriasis. // Nursing Standard;10/10/2012, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p14
The article discusses research in the article "Efficacy of Apremilast in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis: A Randomised Controlled Trial" by K. Papp et al. which found that the drug apremilast is effective for the long term treatment of psoriasis.
- Clinical digest. Evidence supports wider use of tranexamic acid in traumatic bleeding. // Nursing Standard;10/10/2012, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p15
The article discusses research in the article "Effect of Tranexamic Acid on Mortality in Patients With Traumatic Bleeding: Prespecified Analysis of Data From Randomised Controlled Trial" by I. Roberts et al. which found that tranexamic acid is safe and effective in treating traumatic bleeding.
- Clinical digest. Most people treated for schizophrenia experience no lasting improvements in health. // Nursing Standard;4/18/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 33, p14
The article discusses research which was published in the article "Sustained Favourable Long-Term Outcome in the Treatment of Schizophrenia: A 3-Year Prospective Observational Study" by G Cuyun Carter et al. and found that most people treated for schizophrenia experience no lasting improvements...
- PERSPECTIVE. Hee Kit Wong // Orthopedics Today;Jul2011, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p26
The author comments on the study by Miyako Suzuki wherein Suzuki found that, in determining whether using local bone graft is as effective as iliac crest bone graft in case of L4 degenerative spondylolisthesis, there are fusion rates of 90% and 85%, respectively, in single-level instrumented cases.
- Clinical digest. Surgery for epilepsy can enhance patients' overall long-term quality of life. // Nursing Standard;3/7/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 27, p18
The article discusses research which was reported in the article "Impact of Epilepsy Surgery on Seizure Control and Quality of Life: A 26-Year Follow-Up Study" by H. S. Mohammed et al and found that surgery for epilepsy can enhance patientsâ€™ overall long-term quality of life.