If physicians have a genuine interest in acting with beneficence and nonmaleficence, they should recognize that their prescribing habits have significant consequences for their patients.
Anthony Mariano, PhD, gives insight into dealing with patients' demands for opioids.
Increasing evidence supports the notion that an individual's specific response to pain or pain treatments may be affected by particular gene polymorphisms.
An interview with Penney Cowan, founder and chief executive officer of the American Chronic Pain Association, where she discusses the ACPA's publication aimed at helping healthcare practitioners improve care of patients with chronic pain.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a report on cannabis and cannabinoids, outlining current knowledge and giving recommendations for future research.
The updated guidelines address guidance on dosing, including reduced starting and maintenance dosing, and safety precautions for diagnosing and treating complications.
Chronic pain management is dependent on the continuous assessment of pain to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.
Researchers have developed a new self-reported pain scale utilizing more detailed descriptions of patient activity patterns
Cannabis-related poison control calls and hospital discharges spike with wider availability.
Are we overestimating the efficacy of step III analgesics?
Factors to be considered when choosing the correct NSAID for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use.
Psychosocial interventions such as patient education and relaxation techniques may help reduce pain after orthopedic surgery and improve quality of clinical care.
A panel of experts formulated consensus guidelines for physicians who use intravenous ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain.
The percentage of patients with septic arthritis related to opioid or injection drug use was found to have increased from 2000 to 2013.
Calcium phosphate cement loaded with bupivacaine vs ropivacaine may accelerate functional recovery after bone reconstruction surgery and maintain bone-filling properties.
Liposomal bupivacaine use in patients undergoing TKA is not associated with clinically meaningful reductions in inpatient opioid use.
Percutaneous vertebroplasty for acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures may not provide analgesic benefits superior to a sham procedure.
Regional anesthesia is associated with a lower opioid consumption in both knee and hip replacement surgeries, compared to general anesthesia.
Education Plus Exercise, Single Corticosteroid Injection Effective in Long Term for Gluteal Tendinopathy
Education combined with exercise as well as a single corticosteroid injection may be more effective than a wait-and-see approach for alleviating gluteal tendinopathy-associated pain.
Adding an exercise regimen to a comprehensive educational program for the management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome may not bring significant benefit.
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