Diagnosis and Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitalized Patients.

@article{Herscher2020DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitalized Patients.},
  author={Michael Herscher and Matthew Fine and Reema Navalurkar and Leeza Hirt and Lian-xiu Wang},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  year={2020},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={
          695-708
        }
}
  • Michael Herscher, Matthew Fine, +2 authors Lian-xiu Wang
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine
  • The Medical clinics of North America
  • The diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD) is often overlooked or inadequately managed during the inpatient admission. When recognized, a common strategy is opioid detoxification, an approach that is often ineffective and can be potentially dangerous because of loss of tolerance and subsequent risk for overdose. Medication for addiction treatment (MAT), including methadone and buprenorphine, is effective and can be dispensed in the hospital for both opioid withdrawal and initiation of… CONTINUE READING

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