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This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended to provide primary care clinicians and other healthcare providers with a framework by which to evaluate, treat, and manage the individual needs and preferences of patients with substance use disorders (SUD), leading to improved clinical outcomes. (From the website.)
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Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense
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This step-by-step guide provides medical professionals a clear clinical plan from patient history intake to follow-up visit after administering XR-Naltrexone injections.
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Pain Management located in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 877-412-7272 Treating sciatica, back pain, neck pain headache. Interventional Pain Management. Having studied Interventional Pain Management, Dr. Cameron has been trained to provide pain relief in patients by blocking or interrupting the transmission of neurological pain signals. Dr. Cameron may perform treatments such as spinal cord and nerve stimulation, nerve or medial branch blocks, or the implantation of drug delivery systems.  Office Cameron Spine Institute 7710 NW 71st Court University Medical Center, Suite #205 Tamarac, FL 33321  Insurances Accepted Aetna Assurant Health Cigna Delta Health Systems Guardian See more ↓ NOTE: Please contact the doctor’s office to confirm your coverage before making an appointment.  Links Official Website Dr. Blaine Cameron graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1999. Dr. Cameron completed a residency in Anesthesiology at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Cameron has one office in Florida. Specializing in the field of Interventional Pain Management, Dr. Cameron is prepared to provide pain relief in patients by blocking or interrupting the transmission of neurological pain signals. Dr. Cameron may perform treatments such as spinal cord and nerve stimulation, nerve or medial branch blocks, or the implantation of drug delivery systems.
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The Objective Opiate Withdrawal Scale (OOWS) contains 13 physically observable signs, rated present or absent, based on a timed period of observation of the patient by a rater.
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Reprinted from Handelsman, L., Cochrane, K. J., Aronson, M. J., et al. (1987) Two new rating scales for opiate withdrawal. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 13 (3), 293–308. By courtesy of Marcel Dekker, Inc.
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The Subjective Opiate Withdrawal Scale (SOWS) contains 16 symptoms whose intensity the patient rates on a scale of 0 (not at all) to 4 (extremely).
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Reprinted from Handelsman et al. 1987, p. 296, by courtesy of Marcel Dekker, Inc.
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The DAPA-PC is a self-administered (via computer), internet-based screening instrument with automatic scoring, patient profile for medical reference, and unique motivational messages.
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Practical tools and guidance for treating chronic pain in adults who have a history of substance use disorders. Topics include chronic pain management, treatment with opioids, substance abuse assessments and referrals.
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SAMHSA
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The following is a list of currently waived analytes that are used in laboratory test systems. The list provides the analyte name as well as a link to the waived test system.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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