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Evidence Supporting Use of Erenumab for ...

The monoclonal antibody erenumab has shown favorable results regarding efficacy and safety for the prevention of migraine.

Altered Pharmacokinetics in Obese Patients: Implications ...

Special caution is warranted in the administration of pain treatment to patients with severe obesity, and additional research in this population is needed.

Machine Learning Algorithms in Medicine

Machine learning programs can process enormous quantities of information and make meaningful and actionable predictions about future behaviors and outcomes, but what are the potential pitfalls?

Telehealth Research: 9 Areas That Need ...

The adoption of telehealth technology continues to expand, but requires further research to fully realize the potential it has to address socially desirable goals such as improving the patient experience of care.

Hepatitis C Infections During Opioid Crisis

The prevalence of opioid abuse has not only resulted in a substantial increase in drug-related deaths and HIV transmissions, but has also led to an increase in the number of people infected with HCV.

Sexual Harassment: How to Best Support ...

An expert shares his insight on how victims of sexual harassment respond to trauma, and how you can best support your patients who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse.

Compassion Fatigue and Physician Burnout: Expert ...

Dike Drummond, MD, and CEO of The Happy MD, an organization focused on physician burnout prevention and leadership, shares his insights on how to tackle compassion fatigue and burnout in the emergency department.

Medical Ethics and the Need to ...

One physician shares his thoughts on the importance of balancing autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence when prescribing opioids to patients.

Examining the Connection Between Migraine and ...

Increasing evidence suggests a relationship between migraine and multiple sclerosis that is beyond comorbidity and may help clarify the pathophysiology of both disorders.

Tension-Type Headaches: Evaluating OnabotulinumtoxinA Treatment Efficacy

Despite its prevalence, tension-type headache is often complicated by overlapping symptoms and a weak understanding of tension-type headache etiology.
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.

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.

Interventional Pain Management

Neuromodulation for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Expert Feedback

Neuromodulation for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: Expert Feedback

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.

Opioid Addiction

Opioid Epidemic Response May Restrict Cancer-Related Pain Management

Opioid Epidemic Response May Restrict Cancer-Related Pain Management

Although much of the response to the opioid epidemic exempts treatment for cancer-related pain, a recent Oncology Nurse Advisor online survey showed that more than 80% of respondents were concerned about how current restrictions set up to manage the opioid crisis are affecting cancer patient pain management.

Practice Management

Updated Common Rule Regulations for Medical Research in the 21st Century

Updated Common Rule Regulations for Medical Research in the 21st Century

The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent while introducing a new concept of "broad consent".

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