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  • Dynamic changes in prescription opioids from 2006 to 2017 in Texas. [Journal Article]
    PeerJ 2019; 7:e8108Ighodaro EO, McCall KL, … Piper BJ
  • CONCLUSIONS: Collectively, these findings indicate that continued vigilance is needed in Texas to appropriately treat pain and an OUD while minimizing the potential for prescription opioid diversion and misuse. Texas may lead the US in a return to pre-opioid epidemic prescription levels.
  • Prescriber Education Interventions to Optimize Opioid Prescribing in Acute Care: A Systematic Review. [Journal Article]
    Pain Physician 2019; 22(6):E551-E562Hopkins RE, Bui T, … Dooley M
  • CONCLUSIONS: Overall study quality was fair to poor. Significant heterogeneity in settings, patient groups, methodologies, and outcomes prevented pooled quantitative analysis. No studies examined all available opioid agents or formulations.These findings support prescriber education as an effective strategy to reduce opioid use and optimize prescribing in acute settings. Further research, particularly high quality randomized studies, describing the impact of education on all available opioid formulations and total MME is required. Reviewing the existing literature has offered useful models that can be implemented to improve care with opioid prescribing in acute settings.
  • The anaesthetist, opioid analgesic drugs, and serotonin toxicity: a mechanistic and clinical review. [Review]
    Br J Anaesth 2020; 124(1):44-62Baldo BA, Rose MA
  • Most cases of serotonin toxicity are provoked by therapeutic doses of a combination of two or more serotonergic drugs, defined as drugs affecting the serotonin neurotransmitter system. Common serotonergic drugs include many antidepressants, antipsychotics, and opioid analgesics, particularly fentanyl, tramadol, meperidine (pethidine), and methadone, but rarely morphine and other related phenanthr…
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