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Naltrexone or acamprosate effective for alcohol use disorder

The number needed to treat to prevent one person from returning to any drinking was 11 for acamprosate and 18 for oral naltrexone, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/14/1.htm
14 Nov 2023

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/06/latest-updates-on-acps-priorities-initiatives.htm
1 Jun 2024

Real-world data quantifies injuries from potentially hepatotoxic medications

Incidence rates of severe acute liver injury ranged from 0 events per 10,000 person-years with candesartan and minocycline to 86.4 events per 10,000 person-years with stavudine among patients without preexisting liver or biliary disease, according to Veterans Affairs data.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/06/25/2.htm
25 Jun 2024

ACP recommends an evidence-based public health approach to excessive alcohol use

Barriers to treating alcohol use disorder need to be removed, more needs to be done to reduce binge drinking and heavy drinking, and policymakers and public health officials have a critical role to play on this issue, ACP said.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/04/30/2.htm
30 Apr 2024

Alcohol use, misuse recently on the rise

With routine use of a short screening tool, primary care physicians could more frequently flag emerging alcohol issues.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/03/alcohol-use-misuse-recently-on-the-rise.htm
1 Mar 2023

Alcohol use disorder increases after bariatric surgery

Patients were more likely to report symptoms of alcohol use disorder two years after bariatric surgery than they were presurgery, a new study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2012/06/26/5.htm
26 Jun 2012

Silent epidemic: Alcohol and preventable death, despair

Alcohol use disorder is often linked to poverty, unemployment, social isolation, and other social determinants of health, and medicine must address these underlying factors to genuinely reduce the risks associated with alcohol.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/07/silent-epidemic-alcohol-and-preventable-death-despair.htm
1 Jul 2023

Evaluating alcohol use in ‘Dry January’

With the pandemic's effects on drinking as a backdrop, public health initiatives like “Dry January” may be enticing to patients who want to pause their drinking and examine their habits.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2022/01/evaluating-alcohol-use-in-dry-january.htm
1 Jan 2022

Alcohol screening in primary care increased initial treatment but not longer-term engagement

An intervention in Washington state that encouraged primary care practices to screen all adult patients for alcohol use disorder increased the rate of new alcohol use disorder diagnoses from 28.8 to 33.8 per 10,000 patients per month.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/03/07/2.htm
7 Mar 2023

Efforts to stop coprescribing of opioids, benzodiazepines helped, but problem ongoing

Two recent studies examined national trends in opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing, one finding that prescribing of these drugs together and separately dropped nationally, while another showing that opioid prescribing for patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) decreased in New York.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/06/07/4.htm
7 Jun 2022

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