New research indicates that Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women have higher postpartum pain scores but receive fewer opioids while hospitalized after delivery than their white counterparts
Research presented at the 2019 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Global Congress in Vancouver indicates that women with preoperative depression are at a greater risk of increased opioid use following hysterectomy.
A presentation at the 2019 AAGL Global Congress described how advanced administration of pre-operative oral analgesics could reduce patient usage of immediate post-operative opioid use following minimally invasive hysterectomy.
Results of new research from American Journal and Obstetrics & Gynecology suggest that naltrexone may be an option for pregnant women who use opioids.
To combat the rise of opioid use disorder (OUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to launch the Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcomes, and Neonatal Abstinence Initiative Learning Community.
If a patient exhibits at least two of these 11 behaviors, it may signal a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.
Both treatmetn methods require careful considerations when determining how to care for pregnant patients with OUD.
A new study examines if all benzodiazepines, regardless of drug or duration of action, carry the same risk of spontaneous abortion
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