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Ultrarestrictive Opioid Protocol May Effectively Manage Postoperative Pain

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Protocol May Effectively Manage Postoperative Pain

Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.

Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function

Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function

Opioid use is associated with small improvements in pain and physical functioning in patients with chronic noncancer pain.

Knee Pain May Be Predictive of Structural Progression in Patients With OA

Knee Pain May Be Predictive of Structural Progression in Patients With OA

Knee pain predicted accelerated cartilage volume loss and increased risk for incident radiographic osteoarthritis.

Pain Profiling May Predict Response to NSAID Plus Paracetamol in Knee Osteoarthritis

Pain Profiling May Predict Response to NSAID Plus Paracetamol in Knee Osteoarthritis

Mechanistic pain profiling may help predict response to treatment for knee osteoarthritis with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs plus paracetamol.

Central Risk Factors May Contribute to Neuropathic-Like Knee Pain

Central Risk Factors May Contribute to Neuropathic-Like Knee Pain

Neuropathic-like knee pain may be driven by central risk factors that include depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing.

What Do Clinicians Do in Response to Aberrant Urine Drug Test Results?

What Do Clinicians Do in Response to Aberrant Urine Drug Test Results?

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.

How to Prevent Tech Neck in 8 Steps

How to Prevent Tech Neck in 8 Steps

Spending your day updating electronic health records, researching, and sending emails can be a pain in the neck - figuratively and literally. Here are 8 tips to prevent tech neck.

Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients

Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients

Inflammatory back pain often resolves, while in 30% of patients it progresses to spondyloarthritis within 10 years.

Opioid Use in Osteoarthritis Linked to Worse Pain Interference, Functioning

Opioid Use in Osteoarthritis Linked to Worse Pain Interference, Functioning

In patients with osteoarthritis, chronic pain is a primary symptom that may limit daily activities and impair function.

Pain Scores After Total Knee Arthroplasty May Predict Chronic Opioid Use

Pain Scores After Total Knee Arthroplasty May Predict Chronic Opioid Use

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.

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAIDs for Arthritis

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAIDs for Arthritis

Factors to be considered when choosing the correct NSAID for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use.

Psychosocial Interventions May Improve Outcomes in Orthopedic Surgery

Psychosocial Interventions May Improve Outcomes in Orthopedic Surgery

Psychosocial interventions such as patient education and relaxation techniques may help reduce pain after orthopedic surgery and improve quality of clinical care.

Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain

Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain

A panel of experts formulated consensus guidelines for physicians who use intravenous ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain.

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

The percentage of patients with septic arthritis related to opioid or injection drug use was found to have increased from 2000 to 2013.

Anesthetic-Loaded Bone Cements May Accelerate Post-Reconstruction Recovery

Anesthetic-Loaded Bone Cements May Accelerate Post-Reconstruction Recovery

Calcium phosphate cement loaded with bupivacaine vs ropivacaine may accelerate functional recovery after bone reconstruction surgery and maintain bone-filling properties.

Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned

Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned

Liposomal bupivacaine use in patients undergoing TKA is not associated with clinically meaningful reductions in inpatient opioid use.

Vertebroplasty Comparable With Placebo for Acute Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebroplasty Comparable With Placebo for Acute Vertebral Compression Fractures

Percutaneous vertebroplasty for acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures may not provide analgesic benefits superior to a sham procedure.

Regional Anesthesia Tied to Lower Opioid Use in TKA, THA

Regional Anesthesia Tied to Lower Opioid Use in TKA, THA

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 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.

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.

Yoga Equally Effective as PT for Chronic Low Back Pain

Yoga Equally Effective as PT for Chronic Low Back Pain

In a randomized trial that compared the efficacy of yoga, physical therapy, and education for patients with chronic low back pain, yoga was deemed noninferior to PT.

Radiofrequency Denervation May Relieve Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation May Relieve Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency denervation of thoracic facet joints may provide pain relief comparable to pain relief achieved for cervical and lumbar facet joints.

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

Celecoxib plus a proton pump inhibitor reduces risk for recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with arthritis using NSAIDs who are at risk for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal events.

Spinal Manipulation Shows Modest Improvements For Low Back Pain

Spinal Manipulation Shows Modest Improvements For Low Back Pain

A review and meta-analysis indicates that spinal manipulative therapy is linked to modest improvements in low back pain.

VA and DoD Practice Guideline Update: Opioids for Chronic Pain

VA and DoD Practice Guideline Update: Opioids for Chronic Pain

The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense issue an updated clinical practice guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain in veterans.

Corticosteroids Linked to Increased Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Corticosteroids Linked to Increased Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Researchers found a correlation between use of corticosteroids and increased odds of metabolic syndrome and elevated body mass index.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Rituxan

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Rituxan

FDA gives breakthrough therapy designation to rituxan for treatment of pemphigus vulgaris and is indicated for treating rheumatoid arthritis

Influence of Brief Pain Management Education on Opioid Prescribing Rates

Influence of Brief Pain Management Education on Opioid Prescribing Rates

A training program on opioid prescribing for general practice registrars was developed to improve adherence to guidelines on opioid prescribing for chronic noncancer pain.

Intradiscal Glucocorticoid: Short Relief for Low Back Pain

Intradiscal Glucocorticoid: Short Relief for Low Back Pain

A single glucocorticoid intradiscal injection will reduce chronic low back pain with active discopathy for 1 month but not 12 months after injection.

New Opioid Analgesic for Chronic Back Pain Achieves Positive Trial Results

New Opioid Analgesic for Chronic Back Pain Achieves Positive Trial Results

New opioid analgesic, NKTR-181, being evaluated in the SUMMIT-07 Phase 3 study for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain.

Short-term Opioid Prescription Reduces Dependence

Short-term Opioid Prescription Reduces Dependence

Researchers found that prescribing opioids to patients for 8 or more days increases likelihood of long-term dependence.

Axial Low Back Pain Relief From 3D Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation

Axial Low Back Pain Relief From 3D Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation

Study examines cohort of consecutive patients treated with 3D neural targeting spinal cord stimulation vs patients previously treated with a traditional SCS device.

Fatal Drug Overdoses More Than Doubled Since 1999, Says CDC

Fatal Drug Overdoses More Than Doubled Since 1999, Says CDC

Heroin accounted for one-quarter of overdose deaths in 2015.

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For Chronic, Non-cancer Pain Updated by the ASIPP

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For Chronic, Non-cancer Pain Updated by the ASIPP

Updated guidelines for chronic, non-cancer pain focus on safe and effective opioid prescribing practices.

Does Early PT for New Low Back Pain Decrease Subsequent Healthcare Use?

Does Early PT for New Low Back Pain Decrease Subsequent Healthcare Use?

No difference in health care utilization was seen in patients receiving early PT for a new episode of low back pain compared with those not receiving PT.

Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines Released by ACP

Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines Released by ACP

New practice guidelines on the noninvasive treatment of low back pain have been issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Effects of Depression in Children With Chronic Pain

Effects of Depression in Children With Chronic Pain

Study suggests that functioning and pain interference should be routinely assessed in children with chronic pain.

Yoga Linked to Low Back Pain Relief

Yoga Linked to Low Back Pain Relief

Review of studies finds small improvements in pain levels and function after 3 to 6 months of yoga.

Internet-Based Depression Prevention in Chronic Back Pain

Internet-Based Depression Prevention in Chronic Back Pain

Methods to prevent depression could help reduce chronic back pain.

NSAIDs Limited For Providing Back Pain Relief

NSAIDs Limited For Providing Back Pain Relief

Only 1 in 6 patients who take NSAIDs for back pain achieved benefits from the therapy.

Opioid Dose Reduction With Spinal Cord Stimulation

Opioid Dose Reduction With Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation was found to help decrease or stabilize opioid use in patients with chronic pain.

Development of Three New Abuse-Resistant Opioid Formulations

Development of Three New Abuse-Resistant Opioid Formulations

Due to the prevalence of prescription opioid abuse in the United States, the development of abuse-resistant pain medications has been a focus for many pharmaceutical companies.

Lower Back Pain Episodes Not Influenced by Weather Conditions

Lower Back Pain Episodes Not Influenced by Weather Conditions

Researchers examined whether or not the weather truly affects episodes of acute low back pain.

Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Eases Chronic Back Pain

Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Eases Chronic Back Pain

Study finds improvement in self-reported outcomes at 3 months and longer in patients with chronic lumbar back pain.

Comparative Efficacy of Particulate, Nonparticulate Corticosteroids for Epidural Injection

Comparative Efficacy of Particulate, Nonparticulate Corticosteroids for Epidural Injection

Similar efficacy, superior safety of nonparticulate vs particulate corticosteroids for alleviating radicular pain.

Summary of Updated FDA Opioid Drug Labeling Information

Summary of Updated FDA Opioid Drug Labeling Information

Throughout 2016, the FDA announced requirements for manufacturers to create new product labeling information for a variety of opioid medications.

Targeted Steroid Injection Via Epidural Catheter vs Standard C7-T1 Approach

Targeted Steroid Injection Via Epidural Catheter vs Standard C7-T1 Approach

Transforaminal approach to the treatment of cervical radicular pain presents risks.

Can Preoperative Stress Levels Predict Postoperative Pain?

Can Preoperative Stress Levels Predict Postoperative Pain?

A brief measure of emotional preoperative stress (B-MEPS) was used to assess patient's preoperative stress and postoperative pain.

Psychosocial Factors Predictive of Enhanced Opioid Responsiveness

Psychosocial Factors Predictive of Enhanced Opioid Responsiveness

Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.

Naloxone Price Spike Could Impact Opioid-Related Deaths

Naloxone Price Spike Could Impact Opioid-Related Deaths

Research team discusses how to keep cost of naloxone down, and with it the number of opioid-related deaths in the US.

Amending How We Define Pain

Amending How We Define Pain

Current definitions on how pain is measured are based on findings that are more than two decades old. A refresh may be in order.

Are Clinical Trial Designs Impeding New Analgesic Development?

Are Clinical Trial Designs Impeding New Analgesic Development?

Drug development faces 2 major issues: pre-clinical animal efficacy studies do not accurately predict human efficacy, and clinical trials often wrongly fail to show drug efficacy.

Should Pain-Related Insomnia Be Treated Differently?

Should Pain-Related Insomnia Be Treated Differently?

While there are similarities in the pattern and severity of sleep disturbance between primary insomnia and pain-related insomnia, thought processes appear to play a significant role in the manifestation of pain-related insomnia.

Comparative Costs of Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain

Comparative Costs of Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain

The adjusted cost per patient is lower for neuropathic pain treatment with pregabalin than gabapentin.

Shifting Attitudes to Tackle the Multifaceted Etiology of Pain

Shifting Attitudes to Tackle the Multifaceted Etiology of Pain

As efforts to improve chronic pain treatment continue, some experts propose that the focus should shift toward the multifaceted etiology of pain itself.

Risk of Long-Term Opioid Use After Severe Traumatic Injury

Risk of Long-Term Opioid Use After Severe Traumatic Injury

Traumatic injury is not a main driver for continued opioid use in patients who were not taking opioids prior to their injuries.

Do the Analgesic Effects of Placebo Persist if Given Open-Label?

Do the Analgesic Effects of Placebo Persist if Given Open-Label?

Open-label placebo presented in a positive context was found to be associated with decreased reported pain in patients with chronic lower back pain.

Beta-Blockers Decrease Opioid Rx in Comorbid OA, HTN

Beta-Blockers Decrease Opioid Rx in Comorbid OA, HTN

Beta-blocker use was associated with less joint pain and lower use of opioids in patients with symptomatic, large joint radiographic OA.

Complementary Medicine Utilization for MSK Pain

Complementary Medicine Utilization for MSK Pain

Use of complementary health approaches is significantly higher for adults in the US with musculoskeletal pain disorders.

Medical Society Requests DEA Rescheduling of Marijuana

Medical Society Requests DEA Rescheduling of Marijuana

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) released a formal position statement requesting that the DEA reschedule marijuana.

Assessing Efficacy of Open-Label Placebo for Back Pain

Assessing Efficacy of Open-Label Placebo for Back Pain

The administration of open label placebo pills which are presented in a positive context may be helpful in chronic low back pain.

The Burden of Chronic Pain: Addressing Suicide Risk

The Burden of Chronic Pain: Addressing Suicide Risk

Suicide rates increase with both age and presence of poor physical health.

Comparative Efficacy of US-Guided PRP vs Steroid SIJ Injection

Comparative Efficacy of US-Guided PRP vs Steroid SIJ Injection

The intraarticular injection of platelet rich plasma was an effective treatment for low back pain involving the sacroiliac joint.

FDA: Develop Crowd-Sourced Mobile App to Promote Naloxone Use

FDA: Develop Crowd-Sourced Mobile App to Promote Naloxone Use

The FDA has stated that the development of a low-cost, crowd-sourced mobile application may help increase the proper administration of naloxone by opioid users, their personal networks, and first responders to treat opioid overdose.

Unforeseen Consequences of Capping Buprenorphine Rx Capacity

Unforeseen Consequences of Capping Buprenorphine Rx Capacity

Researchers noted that very few patients are actually being prescribed buprenorphine compared with the limit of patients that each physician is allowed to treat.

Caution Expressed By Pain Specialists Over New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Caution Expressed By Pain Specialists Over New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Concern was expressed by some pain specialists over the new CDC guidelines addressing the opioid epidemic.

Transdermal Analgesics for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Reviewed

Transdermal Analgesics for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Reviewed

Preliminary results suggest that transdermal analgesic is efficacious in reducing both opioid use and pain scores.

Annual Costs of US Opioid Epidemic Reaches $78.5 Billion

Annual Costs of US Opioid Epidemic Reaches $78.5 Billion

The financial toll includes direct health care costs, lost productivity, and costs to the criminal justice system.

Addressing Opioid Misuse and Safer Prescribing Practices

Addressing Opioid Misuse and Safer Prescribing Practices

Jeffrey Gudin, MD, recommends a "stepwise approach" to designing a treatment plan for patients with chronic pain.

National Pain Strategy: Focus on Individualized Care for Chronic Pain

National Pain Strategy: Focus on Individualized Care for Chronic Pain

The escalating burden of pain management has resulted in the publication of the National Pain Strategy, a combined effort of the Institute of Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Online Course Created to Address Catastrophizing in Chronic Pain

Online Course Created to Address Catastrophizing in Chronic Pain

Pain catastrophizing was significantly reduced by this simple 2-hour psycho-educational class.

Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices Described at Pain Conference

Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices Described at Pain Conference

A multifactorial approach is key to safe and effective opioid prescribing practices.

Neuropathic Pain Duration Not a Factor in Pregabalin Effectiveness

Neuropathic Pain Duration Not a Factor in Pregabalin Effectiveness

Pregabalin-linked improvement in neuropathic pain was found regardless of time since initial onset of pain.

Opioid Dose Linked to Abnormal Nocturnal EEG in Chronic Pain

Opioid Dose Linked to Abnormal Nocturnal EEG in Chronic Pain

Patients with chronic pain often experience nighttime sleep disturbance, exacerbated by high-dose opioid treatment.

FDA Approves Intraosseous Nerve Ablation for Axial Back Pain

FDA Approves Intraosseous Nerve Ablation for Axial Back Pain

A radiofrequency ablation device targeting the basivertebral nerve was approved by the FDA in July 2016 for treating chronic low back pain.

Is THC-Induced Analgesia Gender-Dependent?

Is THC-Induced Analgesia Gender-Dependent?

A retrospective recently found that men had greater cannabis-induced analgesia relative to women

Use of Placebos as Dose-Extenders in Analgesic Regimens

Use of Placebos as Dose-Extenders in Analgesic Regimens

The use of placebos is both common and controversial in clinical practice.

Upcoming Pain Pharmacotherapy Patent Expiration Dates

Upcoming Pain Pharmacotherapy Patent Expiration Dates

Several imminent pain pharmacotherapy patent expirations are forecasted to affect the pain management landscape.

Breaking Fear-Avoidance Conditioning in Chronic Pain

Breaking Fear-Avoidance Conditioning in Chronic Pain

The model proposes that prioritizing alternate life goals with optimism rather than perpetuating pain-associated behaviors with negative affect can break the pain cycle.

Standardized Drug Monitoring Not Identifying Illicit Gabapentin Use

Standardized Drug Monitoring Not Identifying Illicit Gabapentin Use

This study found that many patients on opioids being monitored for compliance or illicit drug use tested positive for gabapentin even though they did not have a prescription

Fat Mass, Multi-Site Pain Suggests Systemic Factors Involved in Joint Pain

Fat Mass, Multi-Site Pain Suggests Systemic Factors Involved in Joint Pain

Fat mass and body mass index (BMI) are independently associated with the development of multi-site pain .

Can Nebulized Fentanyl Provide an Alternative to IV Administered Opioids?

Can Nebulized Fentanyl Provide an Alternative to IV Administered Opioids?

The use of nebulized fentanyl may provide a way to manage pain without the need for intravenous access.

Buprenorphine Implant Noninferior to Sublingual Delivery for Opioid Dependence

Buprenorphine Implant Noninferior to Sublingual Delivery for Opioid Dependence

Data from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial suggests that among adults with opioid dependence attempting to maintain abstinence with buprenorphine, the use of an implant is not inferior to the continued use of the drug delivered sublingually.

Does Metimazole Have a More Favorable Safety Profile vs Other NSAIDs?

Does Metimazole Have a More Favorable Safety Profile vs Other NSAIDs?

Metimazole was associated with less gastric and duodenal ulcers than other nonselective NSAIDs, suggesting it may play a role in postoperative pain management

Proposal to Remove Pain Satisfaction Scores Linked to Clinician Reimbursement

Proposal to Remove Pain Satisfaction Scores Linked to Clinician Reimbursement

The proposal to remove pain from patient satisfaction scores may decrease the incentives for medical providers to prescribe unnecessary opioids as Medicare reimbursement rates were pegged to some of these metrics.

Results Reported From the Narcotic Safety Initiative in CA

Results Reported From the Narcotic Safety Initiative in CA

Started in 2015, the 3-year Narcotic Safety Initiative aims to help Blue Shield's plan participants curb the epidemic and seeks to reduce inappropriate prescribing and overuse of opioid narcotic medications for [its] members by at least 50% by the end of 2018.

Are Rates of Chronic Opioid Use Increased Post-THA and TKA?

Are Rates of Chronic Opioid Use Increased Post-THA and TKA?

Chronic opioid use following surgery occurs because surgery may unmask an individual's susceptibility toward long-term opioid use

Med School Curriculums Overhauled to Address Opioid Epidemic

Med School Curriculums Overhauled to Address Opioid Epidemic

An excess of 60 U.S. medical schools pledged to teach new federal guidelines for prescribing opioids

Can Immune Dysregulation Explain the Increased Prevalence of Pain in Older Adults?

Can Immune Dysregulation Explain the Increased Prevalence of Pain in Older Adults?

Among older adults, immune system dysregulation may contribute to the increased prevalence of pain in older adults

How Sensitive Are Clinical Criteria in Screening for Inflammatory Neuropathies?

How Sensitive Are Clinical Criteria in Screening for Inflammatory Neuropathies?

Three clinical neuropathy characteristics (onset, distribution, and associated systemic features) can be used to accurately identify patients with inflammatory neuropathies

Role of Expanded Naloxone Access in Preventing Opioid-Associated Mortality

Role of Expanded Naloxone Access in Preventing Opioid-Associated Mortality

There has been a growing push for widened access to naloxone, an opioid antagonist that reverses the respiratory depression characteristic of opioid overdose.

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