Navigation Links
Research Finds Overdose Deaths Occur When Changing Opioids
Date:3/29/2012

GLENVIEW, Ill., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Common practices for changing from one opioid to another, including use of published dose conversion ratios, may be contributing to the growing number of opioid-related fatalities, new research suggests. The results from a scientific literature review and a case study using this new model of opioid rotation are presented in the April issue of Pain Medicine, the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM).

Patients may be rotated from one opioid to another for various reasons, including inadequate pain relief, intolerable side effects or lack of coverage by insurance companies of the original opioid. Opioid rotation has shown to be useful in 50% to 80% of patients. Yet according to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 15,000 people die every year as a result of overdoses involving prescription opioids. While many decedents were people who took opioids without being prescribed them, some patients do die while under the care of physicians.

"Our goal is to reverse the national trend of unintentional overdose deaths while advocating for appropriate therapy for the one in three Americans who experience chronic pain," said Lynn R. Webster, M.D., study co-investigator and president elect of the AAPM.

Flaws uncovered in the current method of rotating opioids include prescriber error and use of inaccurate dose conversion ratios found in published protocols. Webster, who serves as medical director of Lifetree Clinical Research in Salt Lake City, Utah, completed the study with co-investigator Perry G. Fine, M.D., immediate past president of AAPM and professor of Anesthesiology, Pain Research and Management Centers in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah.

Concluding that most fatal outcomes during opioid rotation are preventable, the researchers suggested three easy-to-remember steps th
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Pain Medicine
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Elsevier Launches New Journal: Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
2. Life Technologies Launches Ion AmpliSeq™ Custom Panels, Unlocking Thousands of Disease-Related Research Samples for Analysis
3. Clearbridge BioMedics Achieves ISO 13485 Certification and Launches ClearCell (TM) System for Cancer Research Markets
4. Equity Research on Most Popular Searches: Atmel, USG, Applied Materials, Sprint Nextel, Galena Biopharma, and Key Energy Services
5. Frost & Sullivans Advanced Medical Technologies Research Tracks Opportunities in Markets Influenced by Dynamic Care Pathways
6. Nektar Consolidates Research at Its State-of-the-Art R&D Center Located in San Francisco at Mission Bay
7. Awards for Drug Discovery Research for Frontotemporal Degeneration Announced
8. SIRO Clinpharm Announces Appointment of Gopakumar Menon as Chief Executive Officer to Lead the Global Clinical Research Organization
9. Biovista Awarded Research Grant on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome From the CFIDS Association of America
10. EHE International Joins Forces With Entertainment Industry Foundations National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and the CDC to Encourage Screening
11. Current Study Offers Window into Automation & Outsourcing Practices Within Top Pharmaceutical Market Research Groups
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2015)... Texas , April 27, 2015 ... market is estimated to grow to around $4,211.2 million by ... Browse through the TOC of the ... an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides ... major regions, and is supported by various tables and figures. ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... FORT WORTH, Texas , April 27, 2015 ... microscopy market is segmented based on type, application, and geography ... valued at $728.9 million in 2014, and is expected to ... through the forecast period. Browse through the TOC ... an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015  USL di Reggio Emilia, the Regional Health ... has implemented Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ... Wireless Network Solution (WNS) provided by Zebra has ... in real time via mobile computers, contributing to improved ... also provides employee and guest Wi-Fi access and enables ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Ophthalmology Surgery Device Market is Expected to Reach $4,211.2 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 5.0% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Ophthalmology Surgery Device Market is Expected to Reach $4,211.2 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 5.0% From 2014 to 2019 3North America Optical Microscopy Market is Expected to Reach $829.9 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 3.0% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Optical Microscopy Market is Expected to Reach $829.9 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 3.0% From 2014 to 2019 3Zebra Technologies' Wireless Solutions Help Reggio Emilia Hospital Staff Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs 2Zebra Technologies' Wireless Solutions Help Reggio Emilia Hospital Staff Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs 3Zebra Technologies' Wireless Solutions Help Reggio Emilia Hospital Staff Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs 4Zebra Technologies' Wireless Solutions Help Reggio Emilia Hospital Staff Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs 5
... 30 A partnership announced today between Medical City Hospital ... of potential life-saving technology, as Medical City recently helped outfit all ... devices. , , ... The LIFENET device, a unique combination of web, broadband and medical ...
... LONDON , NEW YORK and HAMILTON, Bermuda , ... private equity firm focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, announced today ... TDT 067, terbinafine in Transfersomes®, for the topical treatment of onychomycosis (also ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medical City Hospital Partners With Dallas Fire-Rescue to Outfit First Mobile Units in Dallas County With Advanced EKG Technology 2Medical City Hospital Partners With Dallas Fire-Rescue to Outfit First Mobile Units in Dallas County With Advanced EKG Technology 3Medical City Hospital Partners With Dallas Fire-Rescue to Outfit First Mobile Units in Dallas County With Advanced EKG Technology 4Medical City Hospital Partners With Dallas Fire-Rescue to Outfit First Mobile Units in Dallas County With Advanced EKG Technology 5Celtic Pharma Announces Initiation of Phase III Trial of TDT 067 for the Treatment of Onychomycosis 2Celtic Pharma Announces Initiation of Phase III Trial of TDT 067 for the Treatment of Onychomycosis 3Celtic Pharma Announces Initiation of Phase III Trial of TDT 067 for the Treatment of Onychomycosis 4
(Date:4/28/2015)... Colorado spine surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, ... popular spine education website NECKANDBACK.COM and his ... Media. This website has been redesigned to help patients ... spine, causes of neck and back pain, and conditions ... and personally answers questions in the neck and back ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... The buyer power score for ... indicating a medium level of buyer power in the ... equal power during negotiations. One factor helping buyer power ... health insurance policy from an insurance carrier (such as ... choose to self-fund their own policy or forgo insurance ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... It’s not all about the law at the Law ... litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer that has also served ... also about giving back to the community. This is ... Research Center Innovator’s Network. , “I believe there is a ... can and do good community-focused work in their communities,” said ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... SeniorCare.com has published the Misconception ... problem Americans have regarding aging and long-term care needs. ... services as they age, 63% of Americans do NOT ... the report, Carol Marak of SeniorCare.com interviewed 44 senior ... Care Association and The Scan Foundation. The experts discuss ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... Dead or damaged trees can quickly turn into ... cases, tree removal by a skilled team is recommended as ... , In their latest article , Precision Tree ... property owners today. Each method requires skill and expertise that ... , The article states that, “Tree removal is not “one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Colorado Spine Surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, DC Launches Updated Version of NECKANDBACK.COM and Popular Back Pain Forum ASKSPINEDOC.COM 2Health News:Colorado Spine Surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, DC Launches Updated Version of NECKANDBACK.COM and Popular Back Pain Forum ASKSPINEDOC.COM 3Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 2Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 3Health News:New Data for Group Health Insurance Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld 4Health News:Seattle Attorney Paul Schneiderman Helping to Combat Cancer 2Health News:SeniorCare.com Report: America Has a Major Misconception on Aging 2Health News:Tree Removal Methods and Services Discussed in Recent Article by Precision Tree Services 2
... Jan. 28 Prime Companies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PCIR) ... that will allow it to spin off its wholly ... 2007, to a San Diego firm which, once it ... 15 percent of the new company.The agreement with TransPacific ...
... Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive," by ... Health Book of the Year by Allbooks Review Editor,s Choice Awards ... ... 2009 -- "Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your ...
... of Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc the largest healthcare consultant in ... her expertise in management, governance, finance, operations and medical staff. ... ... The nation,s leading healthcare consulting firm, Health Strategies & ...
... A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges common assumptions ... some people, surprisingly high levels remain in the body even ... suggests that BPA exposure may come from non-food sources, or ... journal Environmental Health Perspectives published the research online ...
... Jan. 27 Minnesotans with chronic,conditions and disabilities ... under the proposed budget of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ... Center. , "As a ... thousands of Minnesotans following an illness, surgery or ...
... officials say company distributed ,adulterated, peanut butter products in ... -- The Georgia facility that produced the peanut butter ... in the past distributed questionable peanut butter product, U.S. ... 2008, Peanut Corporation of America, which owns the now-closed ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Prime Companies Reaches Agreement to Spin Off Subsidiary; Shareholders Gain 15 Percent Stake in New Telecommunications Company 2Health News:"Critical Conditions" Wins Best Health Book of the Year Awards 2Health News:New Employee of the Nations Largest Healthcare Consulting Firm 2Health News:Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical 2Health News:Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical 3Health News:Courage Center Experts Disagree With Gov. Pawlenty's Proposed Budget Cuts 2Health News:Courage Center Experts Disagree With Gov. Pawlenty's Proposed Budget Cuts 3Health News:Salmonella Outbreak Plant Shipped Dubious Product Before: U.S. Health Officials 2Health News:Salmonella Outbreak Plant Shipped Dubious Product Before: U.S. Health Officials 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: