Category: Research

Science posts by Jano Klimas who writes about conferences, evidence based research, systematic reviews, PhD, ethics and clinical trials.

Improving opioid agonist care continuation, meta-analysis

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Improving opioid agonist care continuation remains to be a challenge for many community based addiction treatment organizations. Research into effective strategies has used both randomized and non-randomized designs. Is there any difference in treatment dropout between these different study types? (more…)

Individualized prescribing portraits to reduce inappropriate initiation of opioid analgesics to opioid naïve patients in primary care, REDONNA trial

REDONNA is a mixed-methods randomized study testing the effectiveness of individualized prescribing Portraits to reduce inappropriate initiation of opioid analgesics. The Contemporary Clinical trials recently published REDONNA’s study protocol.

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This changed my practice

Can We Identify Patients at Risk for Opioid Use Disorder when Beginning Opioid Analgesics for Pain from New or Ongoing Non-cancer Causes?

There is growing recognition that opioid prescribing can lead to prescription opioid use disorder (OUD). It is estimated that nearly 115,000 British Columbians have become addicted to opioids. There is a need to safely reduce the volume of new opioid prescriptions for opioid naïve patients. read more…

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Maybe there were four training hours in total, study

There has been a noticeable deficiency in the implementation of addiction science in healthcare practice. Many physicians and healthcare providers feel unprepared to treat addictions following their training. While the inadequate education has been well documented, the perceptions of learners in early-career health professions have not been fully investigated.

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