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?
Neuropathic-like knee pain may be driven by central risk factors that include depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing.
After an aberrant urine drug test result in patients on opioid therapy, the majority of clinicians were found to change opioid dosing or enact another strategy to reduce opioid-related risks.
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Inflammatory back pain often resolves, while in 30% of patients it progresses to spondyloarthritis within 10 years.
In patients with osteoarthritis, chronic pain is a primary symptom that may limit daily activities and impair function.
Acute postoperative pain scores were found to be associated with chronic opioid use after total knee arthroplasty in patients taking opioid medications prior to intervention.
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.
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