This study assessed whether the implementation of a patient educational program would improve patterns in the use, storage, and disposal of opioids among cancer outpatients.
What is the interaction between oral chemotherapy and GERD medicines?
Patient abuse of opioids costs the U.S. economy $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of health care, lost productivity, and treatment programs.
Nearly one-third of older patients with cancer are exposed to severe drug interactions and potentially inappropriate medications.
Patients with cancer experience higher risks for injuries — both unintentional and intentional — in the weeks before and after a diagnosis of cancer is made.
[Cancer Control] Two cases of Bordetella pertussis infection that led to pneumonia in patients with cancer are reviewed.
Health experts note that opioids are prescribed too often, possibly because of poor training, and U.S. medical schools are expanding training to address the issue.
Significant evidence indicates that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.
A breakthrough technique in the manufacture of injectable drugs removed surfactants in an effort to reduce serious allergic reactions and other side effects, making injectable medicines safer.
Much of the risk related to long-acting opioids is tied to cardiovascular complications, not overdoses.
This fact sheet explains investigational drugs and the process by which cancer patients may obtain them.
Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean.
A nurse-facilitated oral chemotherapy care model has improved delivery times, patient satisfaction, and co-pay support at a Connecticut cancer hospital.
A formal nursing practice was developed to promote patient safety and adherence with oral chemotherapy.
High-risk medications can increase falls in patients undergoing treatment for malignant hematology, but implementing risk-specific fall prevention strategies can ameliorate the effects of the drugs.
In the latest step to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse, U.S. officials urge generic drug makers to make changes to opioids.
Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include a lack of evidence underlying some new recommendations.
Many health care programs have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.
New research from infection control specialists found that UV robots helped reduce transmission rates of Clostridium difficile. The intervention also saved approximately $150,000 in annual direct medical costs.
Few previous studies have compared the effectiveness of disinfecting methods and monitoring strategies in health settings.
Single-stage implant procedures after mastectomy may be a good option for selected patients.
International effort takes aim at more than 1,050 websites that sell fraudulent medical devices or medications.
Increase of 21.7 percent in incidents was seen since last Ponemon Institute report; theft is costly to consumers.
Hospitals may invest in expensive, robot-assisted surgical models for performing radical prostatectomies (RARPs), but patients may benefit more from an experienced surgeon performing traditional open surgery.
The purity of herbal supplements has been questioned. How should one advise patients interested in using these products?
How can clinicians be more informed about the carcinogenicity of drugs they prescribe?
Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online.
Why do some drugs need a micron filter and what is the affect of using one?
A pharmacist-led comprehensive medication assessment showed a high prevalence of polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use among older patients with cancer.
A multifaceted intervention was seen to increase hand hygiene compliance among emergency nurses and technicians, according to a study.
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