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Assessment may offer another option for substance abuse screening

A screening tool has high sensitivity and specificity for identifying use of illicit drugs and prescription medications, which might be useful to address an opioid epidemic and high rates of overdose deaths across the U.S.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/06/06/2.htm
6 Jun 2017

Stories to change clinicians' views of substance use

A randomized clinical trial looked at the effects of a visual campaign and a narrative vignette on stigmas surrounding opioid use disorder.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/06/stories-to-change-clinicians-views-of-substance-use.htm
1 Jun 2022

Rates of substance abuse treatment remain low for opioid use disorders despite their rapidly rising incidence

While the greatest increases occurred in inpatient treatment and at physicians' offices, medication-assisted treatments were often unavailable in inpatient settings.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/10/20/4.htm
20 Oct 2015

For substance abuse, chronic care management no better than usual care

Persons with substance abuse problems who received chronic care management, including relapse prevention counseling and medical, addiction and psychiatric treatment, were no more abstinent than those who received usual primary care, a study found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2013/09/24/2.htm
24 Sep 2013

‘Gold standard’ underused for substance misuse

While effective medications to treat opioid addiction are available in primary care, few physicians prescribe buprenorphine or naltrexone, and few would obtain the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/11/gold-standard-underused-for-substance-misuse.htm
1 Nov 2020

Preventive care still on during COVID-19

COVID-19 may foster innovation in primary care as physicians describe various strategies to reconnect with patients, such as leveraging telemedicine visits to also explain the practice's coronavirus-related safety protocols, or systematically reviewing their panels to flag at-risk patients.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/11/preventive-care-still-on-during-covid-19.htm
1 Nov 2020

New research looks at COVID-19 quarantine length in asymptomatic contacts, convalescent plasma for mild disease, related health issues

Seven-day quarantine may be sufficient for contacts without symptoms, older adults with mild disease may benefit from convalescent plasma, and cardiovascular deaths increased during the early stage of the pandemic.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/01/12/3.htm
12 Jan 2021

Breaking the cycle of patient trauma

A trauma-informed approach to health care involves recognition of the widespread impact of trauma and its signs and symptoms in patients and clinicians.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/02/breaking-the-cycle-of-patient-trauma.htm
1 Feb 2019

New guide offers recommendations on caring for transgender patients

The guide provides information for clinicians on common terminology and initial evaluation, medical management, transgender-specific surgical options, medicolegal and societal issues, and practice improvement.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/07/02/4.htm
2 Jul 2019

Recording patient visits questioned

A reader responds to coverage about recording patient visits.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/06/letter.htm
1 Jun 2018

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