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1998 to 2016 Saw Rise in Alcohol Use Disorder Hospitalizations

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 — Alcohol use disorder (AUD) hospitalizations increased from 1998 to 2016, while in-hospital mortality for patients hospitalized with AUD decreased, according to a research letter published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Jasvinder A. Singh, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., and John D. Cleveland, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, conducted a […]

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Botox for TMJ Disorder Does Not Affect Jaw Bone Density

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 — Jaw bone density and volume are similar between women who had botulinum toxin (BTX) injections to treat temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders (TMJDs) and those who did not, according to a small study published online Sept. 3 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Karen G. Raphael, Ph.D., from the New […]

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FDA OKs second treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

(HealthDay)—Uplizna (inebilizumab-cdon) injection is now approved to treat neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in patients who are anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody positive, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. Uplizna, approved for intravenous use, is the second treatment for NMOSD approved within the past year. There are an estimated 4,000 to 8,000 patients with NMOSD […]

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Outreach effective for opioid use disorder long-term treatment

Proactive outreach, including knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids, can be an effective way to engage more people who have opioid use disorder with long-term care, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In a pilot study, the UTHealth research team measured results […]

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Researchers examine causes, effects, treatments for alcohol use disorder

New research from Regents’ Professor Katie Witkiewitz at The University of New Mexico Department of Psychology and Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions examines alcohol use disorder, the physical and economic toll it takes, and effective treatments that are now available. Witkiewitz and her colleagues, Barbara McCrady (Distinguished Professor of Psychology) and Eric Claus […]

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Study examines personality and motivation in relation to internet gaming disorder

A new study examining the relationships among personality, motivation, and internet gaming disorder (IGD) found that predictors of IGD include male gender, neurotic and introverted personality traits, and motivation related to achievement. The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling study included 1,881 adults from various countries. IGD is defined as “persistent and recurrent use of […]

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Using sleep disorder to predict Parkinson’s disease

A large multi-centre study of more than 1,200 patients provides important predictors of Parkinson’s disease progression, which will allow better candidate selection for clinical trials and more effective therapy development. The study, led by Dr. Ron Postuma at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) and the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health […]