Opioid use disorder increases risk for death from sepsis

Opioid use disorder increased the risk for death from sepsis, especially among young and healthy patients, according to findings presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Critical Care Congress.“The rate of sepsis is increasing over time. In addition, the country is in the midst of an opioid crisis,” Mohammad Alrawashdeh, PhD, MSN, a post-doctoral research fellow in therapeutics research and infectious disease epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, told Healio Primary Care. “However, there are lack of studies thatRead More

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