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NIH Launches Large-Scale Initiative to Tackle ...

National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on April 4, 2018 the launch of the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative.

Chronic Hip Pain Treatment With Radiofrequency ...

The available evidence suggests that radiofrequency ablation is a feasible treatment option for chronic hip pain associated with degenerative diseases.

A Call to Address Low Back ...

A Lancet series of articles outlines the array of factors that contribute to low back pain and presents effective prophylactic strategies and treatment options for the condition.

Reducing Opioid Use in the ED: ...

The use of non-opioid analgesic therapies is increasing among ED physicians.

Medical Marijuana vs Opioid Use for ...

Various strategies to reduce opioid overdose deaths have been implemented and it has been suggested that access to medical cannabis may lead to a reduction in opioid use for pain management.

The Role of Emotion In Neuropathic ...

Substantial evidence suggests a close connection between neuropathic pain and mood disorders.

Headache Management in Pregnancy: Expert Insight

Headache screening should be a routine part of a prenatal visit so that if and when a patient presents with an attack, a suitable plan of action is already established.

State of Evidence Supporting Use of ...

In recent years, atypical antipsychotics - particularly olanzapine and quetiapine - have gained increasing attention as adjuncts in pain management regimens.

Expert Perspective on Neuromodulation for Refractory ...

Neuromodulation techniques have been explored as alternative treatment options in patients with trigeminal neuralgia who do not achieve adequate pain relief with pharmacologic therapies and surgical interventions.

Is Fear of Malpractice Increasing Defensive ...

Many studies attempt to quantify the effect of the various malpractice claim regulations on physician practice by linking it to the prevalence of defensive medicine, which is when a physician alters his or her clinical approach for the purpose of reducing malpractice exposure.
Opioid Addiction Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

The Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, issued a report providing 49 recommendations under 10 topic areas on how to address the opioid crisis.

Opioid Addiction

Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

New findings suggest that DSM-5 criteria may apply to betel use disorder and offer opportunities to advance the study and understanding of substance use disorder in general.

Chronic Pain

Reviewing the Effectiveness of Lidocaine for the Management of Chronic Pain

Reviewing the Effectiveness of Lidocaine for the Management of Chronic Pain

Systemic lidocaine administered via IV or patch has consistently shown effectiveness for the treatment and prevention of chronic pain.

Migraine & Headache

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation for Refractory Cluster Headache

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation for Refractory Cluster Headache

Emerging evidence suggests that sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation may be an effective treatment for refractory cluster headache.

Post-Surgical Pain

Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

Predicting Acute Pain After Cesarean Delivery to Reduce Risk for Persistent Pain

The most promising tools to predict acute pain after cesarean delivery are local anesthetic infiltration before placement of spinal anesthesia, and asking patients simple questions about anticipated pain and analgesic needs.

Chronic Pain

Optimal Approaches to the Management of Burn Pain: Expert Insight

Optimal Approaches to the Management of Burn Pain: Expert Insight

Depending on the extent of the injury, pain due to burns can range from mild to severe to excruciating.

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