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BZDBenzodiazepine (tranquilizer)
BZDBaltimore Zionist District (Maryland)
BZDBelizian Dollar (ISO currency code)
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The findings point to the urgent need for improved prescribing practices, particularly for opioids -- which in all eight states were prescribed twice as often as stimulants or benzodiazepines.
The strength of association increased with longer exposure and with use of long-acting benzodiazepines rather than short-acting ones.
18) The booklet was customised according to the type of benzodiazepine the patient was using and presented information about benzodiazepine-induced harms.
Patients who used a benzodiazepine having a half-life of less than 20 hours had a 43% increase in risk.
Another 408,021 ED visits were related to benzodiazepine abuse, alone or in combination with other drugs: Of those, 111,165 (27.
Pre-hospital treatment with multiple benzodiazepine preparations has been demonstrated to reduce seizure activity significantly compared with seizures that remain untreated until the patient reaches the emergency department.
It has been suggested that benzodiazepine use be reserved for treatment-resistant patients, [15,21] but it appears that actual clinical practice sees the use of benzodiazepines far more routinely and in various ways.
In normal mice, a compound known to block the benzodiazepine-binding site weakened these same receptors' inhibitory activity in the thalamic reticular nucleus, even in the absence of any administered benzodiazepines.
5 million people in Britain are believed to be taking the pills at any one time and around 9 million prescriptions were issued in England in 2011 for benzodiazepines which include diazepam and temazepam.
According to our analysis, benzodiazepine exposure for the over-65s is linked to an increased risk of dementia.
These drugs exert their sedative effect by binding to the benzodiazepine portion (the omega receptor) of the gamma-aminobutyric acid/benzodiazepine (GABA-BZD) receptor.
The selection of treatment strategies for benzodiazepine dependence should be dictated by considering the comorbid underlying illnesses present.