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Patients undergoing partial knee replacement have a reduced risk for venous thromboembolism and opioid use in months 3 to 12 after surgery

VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement

But risk for five-year revision higher for those undergoing partial versus total knee replacement
Specific patterns of opioid administration to opioid-naive inpatients are associated with risk for long-term use after discharge

Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use

Outpatient use at 90 days was seen for 5.9 and 3.0 percent of patients with and without inpatient use
Following implementation of an opioid-sparing pain management strategy

Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control

Patients surveyed following surgery and only a small 'rescue' opioid Rx postop
The rates of prolonged opioid prescribing remain high for older cancer survivors five or more years after cancer diagnosis

Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors diagnosed 2004 to 2008 have higher rates of opioid prescribing versus those diagnosed earlier
Prescription opioid misuse is more common among binge drinkers

Prescription Opioid Use Up Among Binge Drinkers

More than half of those who misused prescription opioids in 2012 to 2014 were binge drinkers
The Opioid Safety Initiative has been effective for decreasing opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty

Opioid Safety Initiative Can Decrease Opioid Prescriptions

Reduction seen in opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
Only one-third of Philadelphia pharmacies carry naloxone nasal spray and many pharmacies require a physician's prescription

Naloxone Available in One in Three Philadelphia Pharmacies

In chain stores, naloxone was more likely to be in stock and to be available without a prescription
Recipient overall survival is similar for overdose-death donor (ODD) and non-ODD cardiac transplants

Overdose-Death Donor Hearts Suitable for Transplant

Proportion of cardiac transplantations from ODDs increased; no difference seen in terms of overall survival
The rate of emergency department visits with opioids only given during the visit is higher than the rate for visits with opioids only prescribed at discharge and for visits with opioids given and prescribed

More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department

Opioids more often given in ED than prescribed at discharge for adult ED visits
The proportion of prescriptions for opioids written by dentists in the United States was 37 times greater than the proportion of opioid prescriptions written by English dentists in 2016

U.S. Dentists Prescribe Opioids More Often Than U.K. Dentists

Dentists in the United States also prescribe a greater range of opioids, including long-acting opioids