November 21st 2023
Investigators found that the gender life expectancy gap increased 0.23 years from 2010 to 2019 and 0.70 years from 2019 to 2021.
September 21st 2023
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September 15th 2023
Primary Care Alert: Risky alcohol use in the past year was found highest among persons taking benzodiazepines, followed by those taking opioids, and taking antiepileptics.
September 12th 2023
Your daily dose of clinical news you may have missed.
September 1st 2023
Atrial fibrillation prevalence is rising across socioeconomic strata globally, the new analysis finds, with effects of BMI, ETOH, and sedentary behavior shifting as key drivers.
Daily Dose: Recreational Drug Use in Patients with Acute CV Events
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Long-term Smokers Have Symptomatic Lung Disease that is Not COPD, Has No Treatment
Despite a 20-pack year smoking history and frequent respiratory exacerbations, spirometry is preserved in this group of heavy smokers.
Recreational Drug Use Linked to 9-Fold Higher Rate of Adverse Outcomes in Intensive Cardiac Care
Various illicit substances were detected in urine assays of 1 in 10 patients admitted to cardiac intensive care, according to findings of new French study.
Partial FDA Restrictions on E-Cigarettes Not Effective in Discouraging Use among Youth, According to New Study
Researchers found that a partial policy of restricting flavors in only some vaping products did not prevent US youth from using flavored e-cigarettes.
Daily Dose: Regular Alcohol Intake Raises Risk of High Blood Pressure
Drinking Even 1 Alcoholic Beverage per Day May Increase Risk for Hypertension, Study Finds
The association between ETOH consumption and hypertension among 19 500 healthy adults was "direct and linear," a new dose-response meta-analysis found.
Daily Dose: Persistent Opioid Use Post-Hysterectomy
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Early Signs of Atherosclerosis Found in Young Tobacco and E-Cigarette Users
Young adults who smoke tobacco cigarettes or vape showed early signals of atherosclerosis compared with nonsmokers in a small, cross-sectional study.
5 Patient Factors that Predict Persistent Opioid Use after Benign Hysterectomy: Meta-analysis
Total perioperative dosage of opioids was higher for abdominal vs laparoscopic hysterectomy, but procedure route was not associated with risk for long-term opioid use.
BMI vs body fat; menopause and martinis; statin guidelines collide; +2 - The Five for Friday
Is BMI or body fat a better estimate of obesity?; spoiler: older women do drink ETOH; USPSTF vs ACC/AHA; plus no more opioids for LBP and a primer on migraine meds.
Menopause and ETOH: Beware the Tipping Point
Binge drinking among women going through menopause has been on the rise, research indicates, making clinical inquiry in this population particularly important.
US Overdose Deaths Disproportionately Affect Minority Communities
Black men experienced the highest rate of deaths related to cocaine while American Indian/Native Alaska communities were hit hardest by methamphetamine deaths.
E-Cigarettes: US Sales Nearly Double over 2 Years, Youth Prefer Flavored Disposables
Sales of e-cigarettes in the US jumped by 46% from 2020-2022; rapid market shifts beg coordinated restrictions to protect public health, says the CDC.
Daily Dose: FDA Approves Buprenorphine Extended-release Injection for Opioid Use Disorder
FDA Approves Buprenorphine Extended-release Injection for Moderate-to-Severe Opioid Use Disorder
Brixadi is the first and only long-acting buprenorphine injectable that is available in both weekly and monthly doses.
FDA Approves Rx Nalmefene Nasal Spray to Reverse Opioid Overdose
In a unique pharmacodynamic study, nalmefene demonstrated rapid reversal of respiratory depression from the synthetic opioid remifentanil and sustained duration of action.
Drug Use in America: Which States are Problem Areas?
Which state has the highest percentage of teenage drug users? Or the fewest opioid prescriptions? Answers from a new report, here.
New Report Shows Where Drug Abuse is Most, Least Pronounced in the US
Find out where drug abuse is most pronounced and which states are at greatest risk for associated problems, here.
DEA Extends Telehealth Prescribing Rule for Controlled Substances
The telehealth practice adopted in March 2020 at the start of the COVID public health emergency will be extended until November 11, 2023.
CDC: Drug Overdose Death Rates Involving Fentanyl Rose 279% between 2016 and 2021
Overdose deaths involving heroin and oxycodone decreased during this time, according to new report.
Daily Dose: "Eat, Sleep, Console" Approach for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal
"Eat, Sleep, Console" Reduces Hospital Stay, Medication Use in Opioid-exposed Neonates
Infants with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome cared for using a novel functional approach were discharged nearly 7 days sooner than those treated with usual care.
Vaping Among Young Smokers Tied to Higher Cigarette Use in Later Adolescence
Young tobacco smokers who also vape face an increased risk of persistent and heavier smoking later in adolescence, according to data from 2 large-scale cohorts in the UK and US.
8 Questions on Opioids for Chronic Pain Management Based on New VA / DoD Guidelines
Use of opioids to manage chronic pain is not preferred but the VA/DoD make specific new recommendations on how to proceed. Try 8 questions on the guidelines.
Opioid Manufacturers Required to Strengthen Safety, Warning Information on all Labels
Although the number of dispensed opioid prescriptions has somewhat declined, overdose deaths involving opioids continue to rise. The FDA is requiring stronger warnings of risk.
Juul Labs Makes Largest Settlement to Date with 6 States, DC, for Role in Youth Vaping Epidemic
The $462 million monetary penalty is accompanied “the most stringent restrictions” on how the company markets, sells, and distributes its products.
Daily Dose: Daily Alcohol Intake & Risk of All-cause Mortality
FDA Requires Opioid Manufacturers to Provide Mail-back Envelopes to Accompany Prescriptions
Opioid manufacturers will supply outpatient pharmacies and other dispensers with pre-paid mail-back envelopes for disposal of unused medication.
Daily Dose: Opioid Use Disorder–Related Telehealth Services, Medications & Risk of Fatal Overdose
Increased Availability of Telehealth Services, Medications for Opioid Use Disorder during COVID-19 Linked to Reduced Risk for Fatal Overdose
Findings from new study demonstrate the potential benefits of continuing telehealth services and medications for opioid use disorder.
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