Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PubMed Update November 2015 - January 2016

We have 35 articles for your viewing this time, with apologies for the delay in getting this out. Thanks to Traci Green for offering to help out and for reviewing this post.

Becker WC, Merlin JS, Manhapra A, Edens EL.
Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2016 Jan 28;11(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s13722-016-0050-0.
Comment: Fascinating article. Worth a read if you’re interested in management of pain and opioids.

Harocopos A, Allen B, Paone D.
Int J Drug Policy. 2015 Dec 29. pii: S0955-3959(15)00374-6. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.12.021. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: Great to see some of the path from prescription opioids to heroin. Makes sense that first step is moving from a drug co-formulated with acetaminophen.

Samuels EA, Dwyer K, Mello MJ, Baird J, Kellogg A, Bernstein E.
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Jan 27. doi: 10.1111/acem.12910. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: To get EDs to enhance practices will require pressure from the top.

4) Internal Medicine Resident Knowledge, Attitudes and Barriers to Naloxone Prescription in Hospital and Clinic Settings.
Wilson JD, Spicyn N, Matson P, Alvanzo A, Feldman L.
Subst Abus. 2016 Jan 28:0. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: Nice article from Baltimore finding that young physicians are ready and willing to prescribe naloxone, but aren’t routinely doing so yet.