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Opioid agonist therapy infrequently prescribed during hospitalization for veterans with opioid use disorder

About 15% of inpatients with opioid use disorder received methadone or buprenorphine in the hospital, and the vast majority of patients who were not on opioid agonist therapy prior to admission did not receive it during hospitalization.
22 Apr 2020

Considering ketamine

Evidence is limited, but low-dose ketamine may be an appropriate adjunct or alternative to opioids for certain patients in pain.
2 Aug 2023

Few internal medicine residency programs provide clinical opioid-related training

A 2019 survey of members of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine found that while 82% of programs required some training in safe opioid prescribing and opioid use disorder treatment, few programs required clinical experiences.
10 Nov 2021

Team up to treat opioid addiction

Hospitalists can improve care even without the expertise of an addiction medicine consult service.
15 Sep 2021

Prescription of opioids at hospital discharge may vary by race/ethnicity

A single-center, retrospective analysis of patients who received opioids in the last 24 hours of hospitalization found that Black patients were less likely than White or Asian patients to be prescribed opioids at discharge.
22 Sep 2021

Documenting opioid disorders

There are 11 different DSM-5 clinical criteria for opioid-related disorders, and severity is determined by the number of diagnostic criteria applicable to each patient.
2 Nov 2022

Opioid exposure linked to increased risk of delirium in critically ill adults

A Dutch study found that opioid use in the ICU increased the daily risk of delirium by 45% in a dose-dependent manner and that this increased risk was independent of the degree of pain present.
21 Apr 2021

Treating addiction behind bars

Incarcerated patients have a right to medication for opioid use disorder, and hospitalists can help them access it.
31 May 2023

A closer look at HAP

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is both more dangerous and more complex than previously thought, says the author of a recent study.
12 Jul 2023

Encouraging use of subcutaneous opioids reduces IV opioid prescribing, pilot study finds

One general medicine unit educated prescribers and nursing staff about subcutaneous opioid administration and successfully adopted a standard of practice preferring oral and subcutaneous opioids over IVs.
23 May 2018

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