Search Tag: opiods

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound-guided Injection-based Therapies: An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain

2019 10 Jul

Opioid abuse now claims more lives in North American than car crashes. In 2017, the United States and Canada set new records for opioid-related fatalities, with overdoses killing nearly 4,000 Canadians and an estimated 50,000 Americans . Emergency department visits and hospitalisations involving these drugs also have risen dramatically. Yet... Read more

ICU Management

Use of opioids in the ICU not linked to continued prescriptions

2019 30 May

According to a new study, opioids prescribed in the intensive care unit (ICU) do not drive risks for continued use or prescriptions. The findings were presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2019 International Meeting in Dallas, TX.   Opiate abuse is a major healthcare issue. In the U.S., opioid-related deaths have increased more than three-fold... Read more