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Review: Prolonged-Release Opioid Combo Treats Pain and Opioid-Induced Constipation Safely and Effectively
A recent study looked at the safety and efficacy of prolonged-release forms of two common opioids—oxycodone and naloxone—in treating chronic pain and opioid-induced constipation, which affects in as many as 40% of opioid-treated patients.
It may be cool to sip on a Coca-Cola that features your name right on the product, but a report that’s been making the rounds details the metabolic roller coaster ride that drinking even a single can unleash on the body.
Results from a recent study showed that elevated levels of inflammatory markers were strongly associated with delirium in post-surgical patients.
Despite the fact that older adults are more susceptible to complications from vaccine-preventable infections, this group as a whole is not reaching target goals.
Is there a shortage of nurses in the US? It depends on how you look at it, and where you look. But everyone agrees more nurse educators are needed.

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