Welcome to UDM Solutions, the companion blog for the Urine Drug Monitoring: Opioids handbook. Everyone involved in the creation of this handbook is excited about the launch of this new site and the important topics to be covered.
When we were planning the companion site, we thought a blog would be a great way to get readers involved in some of the new ideas presented in the handbook. UDM as defined in the handbook is a comprehensive strategy for monitoring pharmacotherapy. There are many ideas and techniques being integrated to form the complete strategy, and there are many ways to bring them together in a way that is specific to your needs. This blog will provide a forum for the authors to elaborate on UDM and for readers to contribute to the discussion.
To give you an idea of what UDM is about and what you can anticipate reading on this blog, here is a quote from page 8 in the handbook that provides a very basic definition of the UDM strategy.
Urine Drug Monitoring (UDM) is an objective patient-specific pharmacotherapeutic monitoring strategy which logically combines practices and procedures employed in clinical drug trials with current prescribing practices. UDM is a single solution comprised of many complementary parts. Each component scientifically addresses a necessary piece of the drug monitoring equation.
The components of UDM are:
- Laboratory Diagnostics
- Clinical Pharmacology
- Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics
- Patient Assessment
- Medical Informatics
Thanks for visiting this site. We look forward to hearing from you and responding to your comments in the posts ahead.
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UDMSolutions is the companion website for the Urine Drug Monitoring: Opioids handbook. The Urine Drug Monitoring (UDM) strategy presents new concepts and new challenges to the way clinicians scrutinize patient pharmacotherapy. We cover the latest developments impacting pharmacotherapy as they relate to UDM and encourage discussion about solutions.
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