Lab News

Feb February 12 Mon 2018

We are now accepting 2018 summer internship applications.  Please fill out the application form under Open Positions for an opportunity working in our lab.

Feb February 06 Tue 2018

Webinar with Dr. Hernandez-Boussard on Clinical Analytics. For more details and registration, please click here.

Dec December 01 Fri 2017

Two new postdoctoral scholars positions are available in our lab. For more details, please click here.

Opioid Abuse And Poisoning

We analyzed national trends in inpatient and emergency department (ED) discharges for opioid abuse, dependence, and poisoning using Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data. Inpatient and ED discharge rates increased overall across the study period, but a decline was observed for prescription opioid–related discharges beginning in 2010, while a sharp increase in heroin-related discharges began in 2008.

Drug-free interventions can reduce opioid use post arthroplasty

There is increased interest in nonpharmacological treatments to reduce pain after total knee arthroplasty. This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty were associated with reduced and delayed opioid consumption.