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
Evidence is limited, but low-dose ketamine may be an appropriate adjunct or alternative to opioids for certain patients in pain.
2 Aug 2023
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
Hospitalists can improve care even without the expertise of an addiction medicine consult service.
15 Sep 2021
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
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
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
Incarcerated patients have a right to medication for opioid use disorder, and hospitalists can help them access it.
31 May 2023
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is both more dangerous and more complex than previously thought, says the author of a recent study.
12 Jul 2023
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