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Opioid Research

Press Coverage    Opioid Research

Training Program Leads to More Buprenorphine Use in ED

Jason Hoppe, DO, quoted on MedPage Today: "It is possible that buprenorphine treatment is less effective or may lead to more precipitated withdrawal, which may discourage treatment engagement," Scott Weiner, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital) and Hoppe suggested.

Author MedPage Today | Publish Date April 05, 2023
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Research    Education    Awareness    Clinical    Leadership    Opioid Research

Opioid Overdose Dashboard Enhances Research and Clinical Practices

Last week, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), launched a first-of-its-kind national data dashboard of non-fatal opioid overdoses across the country.

Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date December 16, 2022
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Press Coverage    Opioid Research    Cardiac Arrest

Drs. Perman and Lavonas Help Write AHA Guidelines for Opioid-Associated Cardiac Arrest

Opioid-Associated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Distinctive Clinical Features and Implications for Health Care and Public Responses: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

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Research    Opioid Research

Dr. Comstock Receives Award to Study Medication Assisted Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has been shown to improve outcomes for patients dealing with substance use disorder. The University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine is a leader in bringing MAT to the emergency setting, but there is much work to do before MAT is available to most emergency patients.

Dr. Comstock, in partnership with the Hoppe Lab, was awarded the EMF/NIDA Mentored Training Award in Substance Use Disorders Science Dissemination to fund their project: Defining and Addressing Barriers to Buprenorphine Prescribing in Emergency Departments Across a Healthcare System

Author Unknown Author | Publish Date December 11, 2020
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Department of Emergency Medicine In the News


What can be done to reverse worrying U.S. gun suicide trend

news outletPBS
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2023

Firearms are involved in more than half of suicides in the U.S. The gun suicide rate has reached an all-time high, and for the first time, the rate is higher among Black kids and teens than white ones, according to a recent analysis by Johns Hopkins University. William Brangham speaks with Emmy Betz, MD, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, to learn more.

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'Safe storage' helps keep suicidal gun owners from using their weapons

news outletNPR
Publish DateSeptember 05, 2023

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was interviewed for NPR's All Things Considered.

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To help prevent suicides, temporary gun storage outside the home is encouraged

news outletCPR
Publish DateSeptember 05, 2023

Emmy Betz, MD, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was interviewed on CPR about firearm storage.

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Everyday Health

Warning Signs of Impending Cardiac Arrest Differ Between Men and Women

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateAugust 30, 2023

Sarah Perman, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, was quoted on her recommendation to seek medical attention if a person is experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath.

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