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Total Hip Arthroplasty Pain Management

Adding a sciatic nerve block to a continuous femoral nerve block after total hip arthroplasty significantly reduces pain.

Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain ...

Yoga improved health outcomes in military veterans with chronic low back pain, including lowering their pain intensity.

Ultrasound Detects Synovitis in PsA Remission

Underlying synovitis and enthesitis may go undetected in clinical findings, but can be detected by power Doppler ultrasounds.

Opioid-Induced Constipation Treatment Labels

The prescribing information for several medications has been updated to provide clarification of the opioid-induced constipation indication.

Psychotropic Drugs in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The infants of women taking opioids concomitantly with psychotropic medications were found to have a substantially heightened risk of neonatal drug withdrawal.

Drug Disposal Eco-Toxicological Impact

Researchers attempted to quantify the environmental effects of disposing certain drugs by flushing them down the toilet, and found that this approach poses a negligible eco-toxicological risk.

FDA Reviewing Aimovig for Migraine Prophylaxis

The FDA has accepted for review the Biologics License Application for Aimovig for migraine prophylaxis in patients experiencing more than 4 migraine days per month.

Methotrexate Response Predicted by Gene Expression

Increased baseline gene expression in peripheral blood may be associated with improved clinical response to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis.

Acupressure as Adjunct for Chronic Migraine

Acupressure is not an effective adjunctive therapy to sodium valproate for chronic migraine with aura, but can reduce treatment-associated nausea.
Practice Management

DEA Issues List of Street Drug Names

DEA Issues List of Street Drug Names

In light of the plethora of street names used to refer to a number of drugs, the DEA has issued a comprehensive list for common drugs.

Treatments

Identification of Mechanism Involved in the Maintenance of Pain Behaviors, Mechanical Hypersensitivity

Identification of Mechanism Involved in the Maintenance of Pain Behaviors, Mechanical Hypersensitivity

The extracellular phosphorylation of EphB2 was shown to maintain pain behaviors and mechanical hypersensitivity after injury.

Abdominal & Pelvis Pain

Trigger Point Injection Effective for Pelvic Floor Spasm in Men

Trigger Point Injection Effective for Pelvic Floor Spasm in Men

Trigger point injection as an adjunct to physical therapy is well tolerated and improves symptoms of pelvic floor muscle spasm in approximately 50% of patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

Chronic Pain

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

Intrathecal Ziconotide Long-Term Efficacy and Safety for Severe Chronic Pain

In patients with severe chronic pain refractory to conventional therapy, intrathecal ziconotide provided long-term pain relief, particularly when used as first-line intrathecal therapy.

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