Survivors of head, neck cancers almost twice as likely to die from suicide as survivors of other cancers.
The researchers found that individual breaches affected a range of 500 to 78.8 million records.
Researchers sought to determine the incidence and demographic factors of patients with cancer whose deaths were attributed to opioid overdose over a 10-year period.
Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States
NIH app provides patients with scientific, research-driven info on safety, side effects, and herb-drug interactions.
Investigators reviewed 6 opioid analgesics for package information on safe storage and disposal methods.
Researchers reviewed data from the VA National Center for Patient Safety RCA database to identify mental health triggers that may precipitate cancer-related suicides.
Researchers examine the possible impact that opioid products marketed by the pharmaceutical industry may have on clinician prescribing rates.
Faced with an increasing CLABSI rate on their oncology unit, nurse leaders at this rural Northwest hospital surveyed their staff to identify the changes they needed to make. Implementing those changes resulted in a dramatic improvement in patient care outcomes.
In this study the records of 5,216 cancer survivors and 19,588 non-cancer controls were reviewed for patterns of prescription medication use and polypharmacy.
Results of a cross-over trial presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference demonstrate the efficacy of antiseptic device swabs in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections in oncology patients with central venous catheters.
CNS-led team of investigators sought to determine if air-assisted technology could reduce patient, as well as nurse, injuries incurred when repositioning patients. Results were presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.
Compared with placebo, gabapentin administered pre- and postoperatively may reduce the time to postoperative opioid cessation, but was not shown to improve postoperative pain resolution.
Researchers sought to determine the link between opioid use among patients with advanced cancer and health care use such as urgent care, inpatient, and emergency room visits.
Clinicians should use immunoassay screens and urine drug tests to determine compliance with chronic opioid therapy.
A report on current legislation and practice trends regarding opioids and how they are affecting cancer patients' ability to manage their pain.
Investigators the effectiveness of an intervention to reduce aberrant opioid-related behavior and use of opioids in patients with cancer receiving chronic opioid therapy.
The Rx Awareness campaign uses testimonials to educate the public, increase awareness about opioid abuse risks.
A significant variation in opioid prescribing practices was observed for each of 25 common elective procedures.
U.S. cases of opioid-related hospitalizations rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say
New safety issues are detected in almost one-third of drugs approved by the US FDA in the first 3 years after approval.
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.
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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.
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