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COPD Therapy Linked to Cardiovascular Risk

In a nested case-control study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers have reported that in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new use of inhaled long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) or long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) is associated with an approximate 1.5-fold increased cardiovascular risk within one month of initiation therapy.

Opioid Prescription In many Patients Spell Highest Risk For Misuse

In this study, research shows that a link between physicians' opioid prescription patterns and following abuse has occupied the attention of a nation in the throes of an opioid. Most clinical efforts have focused on minimizing risk through dosage management. This study shows that among surgery patients with no history of recent or chronic opioid use how long a person takes the drugs for is a more potent predictor of abuse and overdose than how much medication a patient takes. The study published in BMJ.

e-Health Tool: Opioid Overdose Prevention and Self-Efficacy

The new  Overdose RIsk InfOrmatioN (ORION) e-health psychoeducational tool, designed to help opioid-dependent individuals prevent an overdose, can impart new knowledge and impact a person's intention to change opioid abuse behavior, but it did not improve overall self-efficacy in overdose prevention.

Temperature Of An Individual Nose Shows Under Strain In Space

The study led by researchers from the University of Nottingham's Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), together with academic staff from the Bioengineering and Human Factors Research Groups, have demonstrated that facial temperatures, which can be easily measured using a non-invasive thermal camera, are strongly correlated to mental workload. This study published in Human Factors.