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The Opioid Epidemic: Why Your Prescribing Habits Matter

The Opioid Epidemic: Why Your Prescribing Habits Matter

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.

Dealing With The Demand For Opioids: A Clinician's Guide

Dealing With The Demand For Opioids: A Clinician's Guide

Anthony Mariano, PhD, gives insight into dealing with patients' demands for opioids.

Genotyping's Role In Predicting Optimal Opioid Dosing

Genotyping's Role In Predicting Optimal Opioid Dosing

Increasing evidence supports the notion that an individual's specific response to pain or pain treatments may be affected by particular gene polymorphisms.

Managing Patients With Chronic Pain: A Resources Toolkit

Managing Patients With Chronic Pain: A Resources Toolkit

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.

Cannabis: Health Effects and Therapeutic Benefits

Cannabis: Health Effects and Therapeutic Benefits

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.

PACC Updates Guidelines on Intrathecal Therapy for Pain

PACC Updates Guidelines on Intrathecal Therapy for Pain

The updated guidelines address guidance on dosing, including reduced starting and maintenance dosing, and safety precautions for diagnosing and treating complications.

Continual Chronic Pain Domain Assessment Improves Diagnosis and Treatment

Continual Chronic Pain Domain Assessment Improves Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic pain management is dependent on the continuous assessment of pain to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

New Pain Scale Developed to Better Assess Impact of Chronic Pain

New Pain Scale Developed to Better Assess Impact of Chronic Pain

Researchers have developed a new self-reported pain scale utilizing more detailed descriptions of patient activity patterns

Are Physicians Equipped to Handle Consequences of Medical Cannabis Use?

Are Physicians Equipped to Handle Consequences of Medical Cannabis Use?

Cannabis-related poison control calls and hospital discharges spike with wider availability.

Revisiting Whether Stronger Opioids Are More Effective in Noncancer Pain

Revisiting Whether Stronger Opioids Are More Effective in Noncancer Pain

Are we overestimating the efficacy of step III analgesics?

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Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Adding an exercise regimen to a comprehensive educational program for the management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome may not bring significant benefit.

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

A set of psychosocial and sociodemographic factors may be associated with pain levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Periarticular Injection vs Psoas Block for THA-Associated Postoperative Pain

Periarticular Injection vs Psoas Block for THA-Associated Postoperative Pain

Intraoperative periarticular local anesthetic infiltration and psoas compartment block may provide comparable analgesia after total hip arthroplasty.

Less Pain After TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Less Pain After TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor canal block to periarticular injection is associated with less pain after TKA.

Factors of Plasma Ropivacaine Concentrations After Local Infiltration Analgesia in TKA

Factors of Plasma Ropivacaine Concentrations After Local Infiltration Analgesia in TKA

For patients undergoing TKA, there were factors that influenced peak plasma total ropivacaine concentration after local infiltration analgesia.

Long-Term Improvement, High Complication Rate Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Long-Term Improvement, High Complication Rate Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

For patients with irreparable rotator cuff tear, improvements in range of motion and pain levels may be achieved with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Off-Label Bisphosphonate Use Effective for Edema in Bone Marrow Lesions

Off-Label Bisphosphonate Use Effective for Edema in Bone Marrow Lesions

IV zoledronic acid and vitamin D reduces volume of bone marrow edema in patients with bone marrow lesions.

Three-Fourths of Patients Report Rx Opioids Kept in Unlocked Containers

Three-Fourths of Patients Report Rx Opioids Kept in Unlocked Containers

The reasoning for not taking prescribed opioids, the number of unused pills, method medication was stored and disposed of was assessed.

'Choosing Wisely' Linked to Small Reduction in Imaging for Back Pain

'Choosing Wisely' Linked to Small Reduction in Imaging for Back Pain

The 'Choosing Wisely" campaign was launched in order to reduce expenses forlow back pain visits.

Impoved Pain Relief After Total Knee Arthroplasty With SNB Plus FNB

Impoved Pain Relief After Total Knee Arthroplasty With SNB Plus FNB

SNB and FNB was more effective in pain relief for patients undergoing TKA.

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