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Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations and Funding

On October 30, 2017, the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative held a panel event at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the release of a report co-written by these 2 organizations, titled "The Opioid Epidemic - From Evidence to Impact."

Neuropathic Pain Associated With Burns

As survival rates for patients with burns have improved, the need for effective treatments for chronic pain in this population has become more pressing.

Managing Pain in the Emergency Department

Pain is 1 the most frequent reasons for ED visits. See what an ED physician has to say about opioid prescribing and general pain management approaches in the ED.

Need for Objective Pain Assessment

Many practitioners, researchers, and patients also appeal for techniques that could objectively measure pain.

CBT vs Contextual CBT

Contextual forms of CBT, such as ACT and mindfulness-based therapies, have been linked with improvements in various domains for patients with chronic pain, although predictors and moderators have yet to be elucidated.

Safely Prescribing RA Drugs During Pregnancy

Although a majority of women with rheumatoid arthritis were previously though to achieve remission during pregnancy, recent studies indicate remission occurs in only 20% to 40% of cases.

Using Creativity to Ameliorate Patient Care

Coeditor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity ,Steven Pritzker, PhD, discusses how physicians can utilize creativity in health care to improve patient care.

Harnessing Tech for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Technological advances can be helpful in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and are particularly well suited to younger people in general, who are more comfortable with device technologies and more likely to adopt them.

Overview of Opioid Use for Pain

The increased use of opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain has resulted in the rise of opioid use disorder, addiction, and abuse. We offer an overview of how and when to prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain.

How Concierge Medicine is Changing Healthcare

Concierge medicine fills an important and growing niche in today's medical marketplace, appealing to thousands of physicians around the country and the scores of patients they serve.

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Pain Relief

In addition to preoperative femoral nerve block, the use of intra-articular anesthetic injections during arthroscopic hip surgery may offer effective post-procedural pain relief and be associated with a reduced risk for postoperative falls.
Chronic Pain Complementary Approaches to Chronic Pain Management

Complementary Approaches to Chronic Pain Management

Pharmacologic-only approaches to the management of chronic pain seldom provide complete/adequate pain relief and experts advocate for an integrative approach to the management of chronic pain.

Interventional Pain Management

Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral Neuromodulation for Treatment-Refractory Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Sacral neuromodulation may represent an effective and safe treatment approach for refractory bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis.

Regulatory Issues

Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

Reducing the P-Value for Statistical Significance to Improve the Quality of Research?

In a controversial and divisive article, a group of researchers proposes to improve "statistical standards of evidence" by lowering the P value from P <.05 to P <.005 in the fields of biomedical and social sciences.

Post-Surgical Pain

Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Postoperative Pain Management in Children: Evidence on Efficacy

Fewer randomized controlled trials include children vs adult cohorts, and the evidence pertaining to this population.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

Chronic Pain Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Management

Although more than three-quarters of TBI cases are mild with rapid symptom resolution, some people suffer persistent debilitation and pain.

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