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Altered Mental Status in a Man with Metabolic Syndrome
The authors speculate that pharmacogenomic testing can identify patients at higher risk for adverse events related to drug-drug and drug-gene interactions based on the 29-year-old man’s prescription list and gene testing results. Potential drug-drug interactions should also be investigated, and patients should be appropriately monitored for adverse reactions. Before performing pharmacogenomic testing, consider the severity of potential reactions, cost, and the possibility of using an alternative regimen that avoids the interaction of concern entirely. As more is learned about pharmacogenomics and the potential personalization of therapeutic regimens, clinical considerations that warrant testing should be evaluated on a regular basis to facilitate both resource stewardship and optimal patient care.
Clinical Pharmacology January 30th 2023
Perioperative Gabapentin Increases Adverse Clinical Events in Older Adults
According to the findings of the study, gabapentin should not be used on a regular basis. Individualization is required, based on the type of pain and the risk of delirium. If gabapentin is used to control postoperative pain, it must be closely monitored for the development of delirium. Low-dose opioids, along with nonpharmacologic pain management strategies such as postoperative physical therapy and mobilization, can still be used safely in the study population. Rather than relying on a single medication, a more holistic approach to postoperative pain control in the hospital setting is required.
Anesthesiology January 30th 2023
Sexual Abuse and Its Impact on Suicidal Ideation and Attempts and Psychiatric Illness in Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
In comparing PTSD to PTSD plus sexual abuse, minors with PTSD following sexual abuse are more likely to suffer MDD, substance use disorder, and suicidal behavior.
Internal Medicine January 24th 2023
Addiction Treatment Proponents Urge Rural Clinicians to Pitch in by Prescribing Medication
According to a University of Washington research, only 40% of rural counties nationally had at least one licensed physician who could prescribe buprenorphine in 2016. The analysis discovered that by 2020, that number had increased to 63%. The increase was attributed by the study to modifications in federal regulations that permit NPs, PAs, and other healthcare professionals to prescribe buprenorphine. Only doctors could perform this in the past, and many remote counties lacked any. In 2002, Suboxone received approval from federal regulators, providing a new option for addiction treatment in communities without methadone facilities. Marshalltown, a town of 27,000 people encircled by rural areas, offers a feasible alternative, according to Andrea Storjohann, NP.
Family Medicine/General Practice January 23rd 2023
The Anxiolytic and Antidepressant Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Anxious Depression
Clinically significant anxiolytic and antidepressant benefits were seen in anxious depression patients after TMS in all samples, with average reductions in GAD-7 and PHQ-9 scores of 50% or more. The PHQ-9 scores for both the anxious and nonanxious depression groups improved equally. The worried group, however, scored higher both at the beginning of the study and after TMS, leading to significantly lower categorical rates of response and remission in depressive symptoms. The shift in anxiety and depressive symptoms substantially correlated among individuals who had anxious depression.
Psychiatry January 18th 2023